I Feel You

It’s no big deal that they strap people onto boards, then pour water onto their faces, drowning them, more or less, in our name, but we don’t make a big fuss until they nudge our nuts.

It’s OK that they incinerate countless alien bodies, call it shock and awe (some), but we don’t go berserk until they palm our inner thighs.

Go ahead and commit countless crimes, profit and murder with our tax money, destroy nations, including this one, be imperial, kick ass without mercy, kill into eternity with regular troops, part-timers or mercenaries, but don’t mess with our junks!

Don’t tinker with our jewels. Don’t rearrange them. Unleash your frat boy or sadistic impulses on those you’ve detained through renditions. How polite are these verbs, to detain and to render, how artistic, even, much better than to kidnap, lock up then torture without trial, if not kill in secret. May I render you?

Big Brother must probe our crotches because Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had 80 grams of PETN explosive in his underwear. Heading for Detroit, he could board an airliner in Amsterdam even without a passport. Unless there was intervention from higher up, from inside, this would not have been possible. Strange, but many 9/11 “terrorists” also managed to get into the U.S. without the proper paperwork. I didn’t make that up, it’s no conspiracy, but fact, as reported by National Review, of all places. Unless strings are pulled, there’s simply no way you can get on a U.S. bound plane without a passport. No way, Abdul! More than a month before this attempted attack, Abdulmutallab’s father had also gone to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria to express, according to CBS News, “deep concerns to a CIA officer about his son’s ties to extremists in Yemen,” but nothing was ever done about it. Of course not.

Umar lost his bloody trousers. Judging from his Facebook musings, the bloke wasn’t terribly bright. With patsy burnt, literally, well toasted, seared, Homeland Security czar Michael Chertoff lost no time in pushing the newfangled, see-through-your-and-your-mama’s-clothes X-ray machines. These are made by Rapiscan, a client of—guess who?—the Chertoff Group, a security consulting firm. In sum, Chertoff wanted American tax payers to stuff beaucoup cash into his pockets. Open corruption has become a hallmark of our croaking empire. It doesn’t matter, since hardly anyone is paying attention these days. Hardly anyone is capable of paying attention.

Agence France Press quotes Dr. Michael Love, “They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays.” Dr. Love runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Representing 12,000 pilots, the American Pilots Association is also warning its members against these airport scanners.

On the other hand, the successor to Chertoff, Janet Napolitano, reassures us, “IT machines are safe, efficient, and protect passenger privacy. They have been independently evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who have all affirmed their safety.” Wait a second, didn’t a Dr. Love, of the same John Hopkins University, tell us that these machines aren’t safe? Did Napolitano just lie? Would our government lie? Oh, come on, who would you trust, a French press agency, some know-nothing guy named “Love” and a (probably) Commie union, or the honorable Janet Napolitano, as published in USA Today?

But why this constant emphasis on airports? If I were a terrorist, I would hit ‘em where they ain’t. Willie Keller must be in Al Qaeda. Dig him up and arrest him! Don’t plant bombs where they’re so guarded, wound up and uptight, they’re groping all comers, whether co-eds or nuns. Hit ‘em where they ain’t. That’s the first rule of fighting, whether in boxing or war, hit ‘em where they ain’t… defending. Manny Pacquiao must be a Taliban. Lock him up! This singular emphasis on airports makes little sense, unless nudie scanners are also destined for train and subway stations, shopping mall and church entrances. Don’t think they haven’t thought of it. Hey, I have an idea, why not require that each citizen be strapped to a portable scatter scanner, so Chertoff can really make a bundle, and Janet Napolitano and company can really get their rocks off?

Linh Dinh is the author of two books of stories, five of poems, and a novel, Love Like Hate. He's tracking our deteriorating social scape through his frequently updated photo blog, Postcards from the End of America. Read other articles by Linh.

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  1. Gary S. Corseri said on November 20th, 2010 at 3:24pm #

    Thanks for putting things into perspective, Linh Dinh! And writing so colorfully!

    So, the underwear bomber flew from Amsterdam, bound for the U.S., without a passport? So, Michael Chertoff cashes in on the airport scanning machines? But… “conspiracy”? You mean like Wall Street insider-trading? You mean like Congress and Clinton basically annuling the Glass-Steagall Act (that, kept in place, could have prevented our current depression)? You mean like the Bushman conspiring with the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Colin Powell, et. al.) to lie us into wars with Iraq and Afghanistan? Surely, it is only our “enemies” who “conspire”! Or… have too many of us “conspired” to remain silent, dull and lethargic; to accept a neo-reality that is contrived, duplicitous and fatal to our highest human aspirations?

  2. Don Hawkins said on November 20th, 2010 at 4:29pm #

    I’d like an F please, yes there’s one F. I’d like to solve the puzzle now. Fascism is the best path to prosperity and destroy a planet. Yes that’s right far right and you also won that trip to the Arctic and the car, the TV, that new set of golf clubs and for your kid’s the new best seller, How to survive on a ruined Earth. Hay that last prize that’s not very funny, correct again man you are on a roll tonight.

  3. Max Shields said on November 20th, 2010 at 4:51pm #

    Are bozh and Don Hawkins on something? Or is there a ploy to mock one and all?

  4. bozh said on November 20th, 2010 at 4:51pm #

    i’m hoping to become even less worthy than ah yam right now. totally totalling all my capabilites; an utter failure; totally unmeritocratic.
    i don’t any longer even earn an F. i am closer to X or Y.
    so, if that’s the worst u can do by getting an F, u got a long way to go to contribute less than me. tnx

  5. hayate said on November 20th, 2010 at 6:28pm #

    Linh Dinh

    “but we don’t make a big fuss until they nudge our nuts.”

    How many americans raiseda stink over the killing of americans by israel? By the u.s. guv? You gotta bring the fascism home to them and literally grab them by the nuts, or labia, before they realise this ziofascist crime wave taking over america is real.

    Thanks to the generations of ziofascist/fascist training, they cant do abstractions any more.

  6. Don Hawkins said on November 20th, 2010 at 6:45pm #

    Max read Bozh’s last comment don’t you understand what Bozh is telling us all? People are entitled to the truth and yes it can hurt but now these day’s without it it’s going to hurt a hell of a lot more. We are all trying in our own way to get the truth out what truth you may ask the fact that the path we are all on is kind of like Oz its not real. About one hour ago a football game started and they sang the The Star Spangled Banner you know And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air and then the game started and the people in that stadium how many know what’s coming as it’s as plane as the nose on our face if we just look. How many?

  7. kalidas said on November 20th, 2010 at 6:52pm #

    Well, we all got it coming and deserve has nothing to do with it.

    High philosophy, innit?

  8. Don Hawkins said on November 20th, 2010 at 7:03pm #

    Plato, born in Athens around 427 BC what happen to Greece what happened to Rome and just maybe the lies are one step ahead of the truth this time it’s about the whole ball game.

  9. Don Hawkins said on November 20th, 2010 at 7:27pm #

    We have the knowledge to make a try we have people alive today who know how to use the knowledge and reason and has nothing to do with money. The people who do have something to do with money and power so far will not let the people with the knowledge use it. The lie so far is still one step ahead of the truth.

  10. kalidas said on November 20th, 2010 at 7:50pm #

    I don’t understand what you’re saying, Don.

    Plato born 427 BC…
    Plato died 347 BC (had it coming)

    Greece is still there.
    Rome is still there.

    What do mean what happened to Greece and Rome?
    Their fall from greatness?
    Some think they are still pretty great.

    The latest crash?
    It’s not just Greece and Rome.

    What are you inferring?
    Say it.

    Why turn everything into some obscure Gordian half riddle?

  11. kalidas said on November 20th, 2010 at 7:51pm #

    Oh, sorry Don.

    I guess you did say it after all.

    What else is new?

    A society(s) of cheaters and the cheated.

    Same as it ever was.

  12. JoeJ said on November 20th, 2010 at 9:11pm #

    What day in the last 9 years have we not killed Muslims?

    Hmm — what is up with that?

    Of course the answer is Zionism.

  13. Don Hawkins said on November 21st, 2010 at 5:05am #

    Greece is still there.
    Rome is still there.

    What do mean what happened to Greece and Rome?
    Their fall from greatness?
    Some think they are still pretty great.

    Come on after Rome the oil the coal, copper, diamonds and on and on still in the ground. Crops could still be grown although a few changes did make it harder at times. The population now 6.9 billion and it sure look’s like many more want the good live careful what you wish for. In 100 years with the use of big machines we have been busy little beavers indeed. Two things nuclear weapons and climate change one very fast the other not as fast but the same result. Not just James Hansen but those human’s alive today with known knowledge all now say the same thing I don’t think most people know what’s coming never before seen by us human’s. Crops being a little harder to grow or for that matter to even plant never before seen and yes the truth is behind the lies by about one step. Here in the States we hear recycle go green right and the oil and coal Worldwide has increased and now we hear all of the above oh yes that’s going to work real well. The talk now from high on the hill is tax cut’s for the wealthy or repeal and replace and that thinking with know knowledge is called crazy. There needs to be repeal and replace alright with those alive today who still have a soul who are not afraid of change and who have real knowledge not the clowns we now have who try and stay one step ahead of the truth and there masters and who are there masters oh so hard to figure out. Want a hard truth Christmas all the light’s we put up in every city and town that’s called crazy with what we now know. So people don’t like other people touching there junk well with known knowledge that thinking is crazy to say the least as we had better start using that little bit bigger brain and soon. An enormous effort and boring it will not be

  14. Don Hawkins said on November 21st, 2010 at 7:44am #

    CHICAGO – More than 45 million Americans, or 20 percent of U.S. adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness, U.S. government researchers reported on Thursday.

    Young adults aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of mental illness at 30 percent, while those aged 50 and older had the lowest, with 13.7 percent, said the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA. Reu

    Capitalism Capitalism Capitalism Capitalism and or another form system if the truth be known.

  15. kalidas said on November 21st, 2010 at 9:08am #

    Supremacists, publicists, biologists, behaviourologists, neurologists, Christian Scientists, Munchausenists, Mickey Mousists, Zionists, Islamists, Vedantists..

    WE, and THEY, ALL got it coming, kid.

    THAT’S 100%

  16. Don Hawkins said on November 22nd, 2010 at 2:51am #

    In the coming day’s the fight for all times will and is now being seen. On the one side will be our great and wonderful leaders and that would be Worldwide but here in the greatest nation on Earth we know them as McConnell, Nancy, Obama, Murdoch, Hatch, Palin a rising star, Oprah, Carville, James; Mary Matalin, Blitzer, Hannity and on and on I hope I didn’t leave out the more important people. On the other side of the fight for all times is the other 98% of the human race the shoppers, the confused yes the messages from the other side, the homeless, the people who do the real work and this fight can now be seen in the land of Oz a fictional place sort of. There are rules to this fight that must be obeyed at all times. For the first group never tell the truth always’ stay one step ahead of the truth the media is a great place to do just that. Always’ make yourself seem bigger than you are a suit and tie for the men or just any old thing for the women. In many way’s kind of talk in tongues keep people guessing gives them something to do. Never use reason and I mean never or known knowledge this is almost a golden rule illusion at all times remember must seem bigger to the other 98% in the fight. There’s probably more rules but it’s early I need another cup of coffee. Ok for the 98% the shoppers, the confused always’ listen to the messages of the great and wonderful leaders and watch your parking meters while at the same time think of yourself as being small when compared to the Wizards in Oz. At least for today let the tax cut’s began and remember one step ahead of the truth at all times seem bigger than you are heck it has worked for thousands of years well sort of and for us the other side probably go shopping and let’s put out Christmas light’s to celebrate the beginning of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men and women and children. Yes today tax cut’s of course don’t tax carbon why you ask because it’s the truth it’s real remember the rules stay one step ahead of the truth illusion seem bigger. Oh I almost forgot the referee for the fight for all times standing in the center ring will be the Earth.

  17. Don Hawkins said on November 22nd, 2010 at 3:24am #

    Darn it I forgot one of the golden rules for the first group always’ think in the short term and the tax cut’s you tell the other 98% this has to be done to get the economy in the great and wonderful system known as crony Capitalism and or another form or two smokin again. Here’s a big one for the first group GM don’t tell the people you are selling car’s and truck’s to China as fast as you can with internal combustion engines no no no tell them it’s long term thinking who will really know and to get the economy smokin again oil will only be heck let’s be bold $500 a barrel oh and remember the other rules so please don’t tell the truth that about half the crude oil on Earth is now in the atmosphere. Good bye folk’s I don’t know how it work’s good luck. Come back please come back sorry I just don’t know how it work’s.

  18. Don Hawkins said on November 22nd, 2010 at 4:46am #

    I know instead of these machines or pat downs the people that have been cleared could get a tattoo on there forehead. Heck it worked in China to sort of keep track of the workers for the great Qin. I don’t know could it still work in twenty ten think people would go for it?

    Beginning in 213 BC, at the instigation of Li Si and to avoid scholars’ comparisons of his reign with the past, Qin Shi Huang also ordered for most previously existing books to be burned, with the exception of books on astrology, agriculture, medicine, divination, and the history of the Qin state.[40] This would also serve the purpose of furthering the already ongoing reformation of the writing system by removing examples of now-obsolete scripts.[26] Owning the Book of Songs or the Classic of History was to be punished especially severely. According to the later Records of the Grand Historian, the following year Qin Shi Huang had some 460 scholars buried alive for owning the forbidden books.[40][41] The emperor’s oldest son Fusu criticised him for this act.[42] The emperor’s own library still had copies of the forbidden books, but most of these were destroyed later when Xiang Yu burned the palaces of Xianyang in 206 BCE

    Mausoleum of the First emperor

    Part of the Terracotta ArmyThe Chinese historian Sima Qian, writing a century after the First emperor’s death, wrote that it took 700,000 men to construct it. Wiki

    From what I understand Qin was into mercury love the stuff some say used to drink it. What is it with China and mercury. He was buried with the stuff not just a little but sort of a river of it. We sure have come along way since 206BCE. Enjoy the fish

  19. mary said on November 22nd, 2010 at 7:18am #

    Quite disgusting. Do not tolerate it. Throw away your passports. Do not fly. I have not renewed mine and I only rarely holiday but in the UK.

    ‘In some ways, reality might not be too far off, according to an investigation by Gizmodo. Despite assurances that images revealed on the scanners are never saved, the technology blog says that 35,000 photos from a machine in a federal courthouse in Florida were never erased.

    Gizmodo got a hold of 100 of the shots from the Gen 2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems Inc., saved by U.S. marshals operating the machine. But first, it had to file a request through the Freedom of Information Act.’


    latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/11/full-body-images-from-security-scanner-revealed.html (link to the file within)

  20. mary said on November 22nd, 2010 at 7:35am #

    Did you ever see this video dated 29th December 2009. It keeps being taken down but this is from my brother’s website. He wrote at the beginning of this year:

    Exploding underpants on Christmas day 2009 – Detroit bound flight

    This story has been pumped out to billions by the MSM. A young Nigerian was ‘radicalised’ in the Yemen. This poor country was already in the cross hairs and its oil reserves assessed. Now it is another ‘Al Qaeda incubator’ according to PM Gordon Brown.

    The story is amplified daily, ‘security’ is made ever more intrusive and air passengers made more apprehensive.

    See this 10 minute interview on CNN of 3 good witnesses who were on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Do you think there is a good case for calling this ‘bombing’ a false flag – Reichstag style?


  21. mary said on November 22nd, 2010 at 12:53pm #

    Did you ever see this video dated 29th December 2009. It keeps being taken down but this is from my brother’s website. He wrote at the beginning of this year:

    Exploding underpants on Christmas day 2009 – Detroit bound flight

    This story has been pumped out to billions by the MSM. A young Nigerian was ‘radicalised’ in the Yemen. This poor country was already in the cross hairs and its oil reserves assessed. Now it is another ‘Al Qaeda incubator’ according to PM Gordon Brown.

    The story is amplified daily, ‘security’ is made ever more intrusive and air passengers made more apprehensive.

    See this 10 minute interview on CNN of 3 good witnesses who were on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Do you think there is a good case for calling this ‘bombing’ a false flag – Reichstag style?

    (youtube.com/watch?v=KfsTMareYco&feature=player_embedded#! )

  22. Don Hawkins said on November 22nd, 2010 at 4:36pm #

    Warm air temperatures

    While air temperatures were below freezing over much of the Arctic in October, they were 4 to 6 degrees Celsius (7 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal. The warm conditions resulted partly from regions of open water releasing heat to the atmosphere, and in part from an atmospheric circulation pattern that brought warm air from lower latitudes to the Arctic.

    As noted in previous posts, open water in summer absorbs heat from the sun that would normally be reflected back to space by the bright sea ice cover. In order for the ocean to refreeze in autumn, it must first release the heat accumulated during summer in these open water areas to the atmosphere. While the unusually warm temperatures tend to be focused over areas of open water, winds can move this heat around, warming other regions of the Arctic. NSIDC

    One step ahead of the lies. 7 to 10 degrees F. Oh well

  23. Don Hawkins said on November 23rd, 2010 at 4:10am #

    “The United States is firmly committed to the defence of our ally, the Republic of Korea, and to the maintenance of regional peace and stability,” it said.
    Pyongyang’s attack on the island near the Korean border killed at least two South Korean marines and Seoul’s armed forces went on their highest state of alert in one of the most serious incidents since the Korean War.
    US ally Japan, as well as China and Russia, also voiced their deep concern over the incident.
    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, whose country has long had difficult relations with the reclusive communist state, ordered his government to prepare for any eventuality.
    “I ordered (ministers) to make preparations so that we can react firmly, should any unexpected event occur,” Kan told reporters after an emergency meeting of cabinet members and senior officials at his official residence.
    “I ordered them to do their utmost to gather information.” SMH
    Seems to be more oh well’s and read that maybe Kim Ill is having a small problem controlling his generals. All those troops and no war to fight I guess there just tired of only parades. Don’t let the parade pass you bye heck here in the States it appears to be one big parade and the truth goes marching on sure it does.
    The crucified planet Earth,
    should it find a voice
    and a sense of irony,
    might now well say
    of our abuse of it,
    “Forgive them, Father,
    They know not what they do.”

    The irony would be
    that we know what
    we are doing.

    When the last living thing
    has died on account of us,
    how poetical it would be
    if Earth could say,
    in a voice floating up
    from the floor
    of the Grand Canyon,
    “It is done.”
    People did not like it here.
    — Kurt Vonnegut

    Heck Palin in 2012 or maybe Huckabee really get the parade started a band and singing born in the USA maybe Nuggent on a float firing into the air and the irony would be that we know what we are doing. Wait how about Jeb Bush how poetical it would be.

  24. Don Hawkins said on November 23rd, 2010 at 4:41am #

    A perfect example of Oz as this morning on The Capitalist New’s Broadcasting Corporation after talking of North Korea for 15 seconds they went to a much more important story what’s the perfect weather for shopping I guess. Am not kidding one bit and I can hear it now in the land of Oz on say the floor of the stock exchange, hurry pull the trigger McDonnell Douglas a strong buy from Goldman heck we have a good hour before the radiation reaches the East coast and at the same time the people who they are pulling the trigger for are on a golf course hurry the wind is changing am going to win this one and as they get in there little golf cart on the back read’s free market, on time delivery, shipping and handling free.

  25. Don Hawkins said on November 23rd, 2010 at 4:58am #

    Note the clear thinking on making point’s on the third planet from the Sun

    Is this attack likely to lead to another war?

    No. Within minutes of the attack, South Korea’s president Lee Myung-Bak called on his officials to ensure the “situation would not escalate”, a call that was echoed by all the other parties involved in trying to resolve the Korean dispute.
    North Korea may possess a million-man army and a nuclear weapon (which it has no means to deliver), but its outmoded armed forces are no match for South Korea which is backed by the United States, which also has nuclear weapons. This week the South even raised the possibility (quickly dismissed) of returning short-range nuclear weapons to the peninsula. Just to make the point to Pyongyang. Telegraph

  26. hayate said on November 24th, 2010 at 12:20am #

    Don Hawkins said on November 23rd, 2010 at 4:58am

    Perhaps it’s time for the Russians publicise their investigation of the Cheonan sinking… ;D

    (They concluded the ship grounded and was not sunk by any NK attack.)


    Investigating the Sinking of the Cheonan: Beneath the Surface


  27. mary said on November 24th, 2010 at 1:04am #

    No mention of the US/SK military exercises by the British MSM.

    North and South Korea Engage in Border Artillery Clash
    At least two South Korean soldiers have died after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island near the countries’ disputed maritime border. The shelling injured at least 16 South Korean marines and three civilians and set dozens of homes ablaze. South Korea responded by firing 80 rounds of K-9 artillery and placing F-15 fighter jets on alert. The fighting has been described as the first inter-Korean artillery battle since 1970. The official North Korean news agency said in a brief statement that the South had started the fight when it, “recklessly fired into our sea area.” The fighting comes at a time when South Korea and the United States are conducting a major military exercise involving more than 70,000 troops, 50 warships and 500 planes. The military exercise has been sharply criticized by Pyongyang as “simulating an invasion of the North” and “a means to provoke a war.” The fighting also comes just days after it was revealed that North Korea had made rapid advances in enriching uranium at a previously undisclosed plant.


  28. Don Hawkins said on November 24th, 2010 at 4:22am #

    Can we compare North Korea to the United States well first we must look through the illusion and read between the lines just a little. Where to start let’s see North Korea seems to have a problem with that country to there South. Any problems here in the States to our South and East and West I guess the North is still ok. Food and starving people. All the people here in the States on the street if added up what might that number be and of course overweight because of to much food could even be worst. Brainwashed is a good one here in the States any brainwashing going on no heck everybody is one step ahead of the lie and enjoy doing it. We have cell phones and TV’s, cars, lot’s of little plastic things and heck our next big leader could think the Earth is eight thousand years old and we walking with the dinosaurs that could also be true reading between the lines a little. The one part to me that stands out is both North Korea and the States can dance in sink although the North Korean’s might win that contest and the color’s are amazing. Going to turn on the tube and have a cup of coffee and watch some fair and balanced new’s and see how cold it is in the States today oh so cold and see how the shopping weather will be or could go to an airport and get a pat down before going to uncle Bob’s for Thanksgiving and help him put up Christmas light’s and read the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Newsweek Bob is a Republican and I think a card carrying member of the tea party. Then again……………

  29. Don Hawkins said on November 24th, 2010 at 5:00am #

    What economic system does North Korea practice and here in the States it is Capitalism and is there more than one form of Capitalism. I know maybe if we could talk to the man/women behind the curtain we could find out what form. Goldman Sach’s we could talk with them but that’s right one of there golden rules never talk to anybody but from what I understand they make about 70% of there money /debt from trading. Trading what little plastic things, food, oil and I think they would like to trade carbon a big joke on the human race now there is some big buck’s. Just what is the system here in the land of Oz where the shopping weather not climate just might change a little and can hardly wait to see the barbeque report’s on the weather Channel in a few years in front of the stadium for the big game. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the lies and or silence.

  30. Don Hawkins said on November 24th, 2010 at 5:17am #

    In North Korea do they practice class warfare sure look’s like it maybe 1 or 2 percent I guess we could call the have more’s then the one’s who have embraced the system kind of mandatory and the one’s who have nothing eat bark. Can we make a comparison to the greatest Nation on Earth maybe as you either embrace the system or it will embrace you and the last group not bark but fast food and so it goes

  31. bozh said on November 24th, 2010 at 9:32am #

    koreans starving shld be taken with salt and pepper. a people always is capable of raising chickens, pigs, geese; growig rice, fruit and nut trees, etc., even if governed by bush let alone egalitarians.

    no, no hamburgers, hot dogs, cakes, allowed in korea. there is really such a land as korea and its people koreans.
    as for u.s, not all its residents are americans. i take that back, nobody in america is american. some are texans, latinos, mississippians, inuit, etcetc.
    and there may be about 12 ‘jews’ who now rule all of these unamericans.

  32. Don Hawkins said on November 24th, 2010 at 12:34pm #

    a people always is capable of raising chickens, pigs, geese; growig rice, fruit and nut trees, etc., good point look’s like still a part of my mind is brainwashed. They do have camp’s in North Korea I think we call them prison’s here in the States. Yes it’s ok to embrace capitalism just follow the rules sort of don’t get caught or have close friends in the fed or the treasury who never worked at Goldman Sach’s.

    Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Irving Berlin

    Come and listen to the wonderful sound, hear the music that is sweapin the town, You’ll soon be tappin your feet to a new kind of beat that keeps u happy all day long i love to her that banjo strimmin eith to that bar, ragtime music is the greatest by far, so come and see, you’ll soon agree they are best in the land. Come on lets give em a hand

    Come on and hear! Come on and hear! Al-ex-an-der’s rag-time band!
    Come on and hear! Come on and hear! It’s the best band in the land!
    They can play a bu-gle call like you nev-er heard be-fore
    So nat-u-ral that you want to go to war! Irving Berlin

  33. Don Hawkins said on November 24th, 2010 at 1:47pm #

    I think I just heard one of the greatest things ever said on TV. Where you ask Fox New’s a reporter named Shepard Smith said it. They were showing the demonstrations in England and it was said that it was about cutback’s to education and the royal family and the wedding costing a few million. Well Shepard Smith and another fellow were have a conversation about this and then it was said. “Don’t these kid’s know that’s the royal family”? It took me a few minutes to recover and then my first though was time to sell the caste yet in that sea of slums.