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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another successful Predator Drone attack

Gangsta Government - Rap Video

There is an entertaining and informative rap video out called Gangsta Government that addresses abuses of freedom by the current Obama administration, although the essence of the criticism is at least bipartisan. The lyrics are on the same page.

Some snippets from the lyrics are as follows:

"Don’t need a Constitution or the rule of law,
we abuse our power using shock and awe.

Thousand page bills, see that’s the new norm,
nobody reads ‘em no more so we’ll get our reform.

Private sector takeover nearly complete,
got health and auto industries under our feet.
Regulate your light bulbs, your car and your pad,
listen up kids, government’s your new dad!"

It is from the Minnesota Majority who are a busy body of moralising conservatives and statists. In pointing the finger at their current enemy, Obama, they manage to capture the essence of government corruption. As with many conservatives the problems only "started" at the beginning of 2009.

In this clip Republican Michele Bachmann actually uses the phrase "gangster government" 1 minute and 40 seconds (1:40) into her speech. She can get on her high horse all she likes but she's still riding around in the same glass house. As above, she is so intent on damaging her enemy that she fails to notice the government wide applicability of her criticisms.

Monday, September 13, 2010

TheAntiTerrorist on The Big Business of Being Behind Bars

The AntiTerrorist gives a useful summary of the prison situation in the United States (sorry to give away the answer to his quiz).

If you find the AntiTerrorist a bit disturbing then fast forward in 05:15 to the segment from QI starring the "fabulous" Mr Stephen Fry who questions his panel on U.S. prisons.