Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Thank God We Live In A Country Like This?????

I wanna move to New York City! Evidently, the crime rate there is so low that the New York City Police had time to spy on antiwar activists for a full year before the 2004 convention. I guess the 889 murders, 3,636 rapes and 68,034 burglaries were solved immediately, so in their spare time, the police traveled across the country, to Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of those who planned to protest at the Republican convention that year. This is reminiscent of 1972, when J. Edgar Hoover and the Nixon White House began covert operations against John Lennon over fears he would disrupt the Republican Convention of that year in Florida.
America is rapidly evolving (or is it devolving?) into a corporatic dictatorship, while our soldiers fight and die for "freedom and democracy" in places that really don't seem interested in the principles at all, these same freedoms are evaporating here at home. You think I'm kidding?
Consider the case of Dr. Charles "Tom" Sell, a forensic dentist who has been held by our government for the last six years on charges of Medicaid fraud (a crime that would net him three years if convicted)while it argues with it's right to medicate him (Because he's delusional)so he can stand trial. I guess they can't waterboard everybody...yet.
And just what are Dr. Sell's delusions? Well he believed the government conspired to start a fire at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. His beliefs stem from the fact that he was hired (as a forensic dentist) to indentify charred remains days before the fatal fire that killed 81 people and has the records to prove it! Another reason Dr. Sell is not ready for trial is because he's seems to be preoccupied with the abuse at the federal prison hospital in Springfield Missouri, and the federal judge refuses to release the videotape that Sell claims will vindicate him.
So the next time some troll tells me the last time they checked we were a free country and people could do and say as they pleased, I will have to agree with them. We are free to do and say as we please, as long as it's something that doesn't upset the corpocracy.

24 comments:

If I could only tell said...

Some hippies say that "Delta Force", otherwise known as the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D)were present at Waco in some type of "guidence" role. Everyone who knows the news could tell you that US Soldiers are not allowed to participate in local issues unless martial law is declared.
Fucking hippies and thier lies.

Lew Scannon said...

Yeah, those weren't army tanks used to shoot tear gas into the compound at all!

Kvatch said...

This is reminiscent of 1972, when J. Edgar Hoover and the Nixon White House began covert operations against John Lennon over fears he would disrupt the Republican Convention of that year in Florida.

More than just reminiscent of Hoover but of the same type of shenanigans that got the NYPD in trouble in 1969 and got the placed under special federal restrictions.

Some people never learn.

Renegade Eye said...

I live in Minneapolis where the next GOP convention will be.

When I was in high school, the FBI had a file on me. I got it with the old Freedom of Information Act. It talked about me leading a race riot, at an event I didn't attend.

The Church Comittee said the CIA watched me.

Graeme said...

I am so in Minneapolis next year.

Snave said...

Goddamned liberal media. They sure do a good job of keeping the real news, like the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death or who got kicked off of American Idol, in the forefront, don't they? Who wants to know about stuff like guys hired ahead of time to examined charred dental records for an upcoming event? Or like, what our aircraft carriers are doing off the coast of Iran...

America has become a corpocracy, and I think we have a corporate media, no matter what the right wing dorks try to tell us.

Frederick said...

I'd really like to see my file now...

(that was my first protest RNC 04')

Anonymous said...

Interestingly about Dr. Sell
"Dr. Charles Thomas Sell, D.D.S., 55, entered an Alford plea this afternoon to one felony count of conspiracy to murder a witness with intent to prevent their testimony and to kill a federal agent in the performance of their official duties. Sell also entered an Alford plea to one felony count of mail fraud as charged in a separate indictment.
Dr. Sell was sentenced immediately to time served, or a period of 84 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release. Six months of the supervised release to be served in a community correction facility."

So they imprisoned him for 84 MONTHS before he was brought to enter a plea. This is a person who was able to write a successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme court.

Think you are free? Can you write an appeal that will be heard by the supreme court?

Or maybe some cops will come up and taser you three times, and then shot you three times because you were non compliant with orders right after they taser you.

Welcome to America.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Charles Sell was put into prison by the Clinton Justice department. Putting people in prison and torturing them until they "confess" was sanctioned by the Clinton Administration, so go ahead and think that protesting the republicans will make a difference.

JollyRoger said...

It's like I asked the other day-are they the NYPD, or the NKVD?

I wonder who handles the "political commisar" job, and how well it pays?

Undeniable Liberal said...

I'm still waiting for the blogger crackdown.....and ya gotta know it's cumming/coming. Ahhhhmmmmmmmmrrrhhhghghghg Good night.

Navyswan said...

Hey Lew,
Have you heard about the Russian intel leak about Iran? The Russians leaked what they said is intel on the US's plans to attack Iran. They give a specific date and time, April 6th at 0400. It is all the rage in European news, but somehow it was totally ignored by the US media. Here is a link to one of the only articles on this in English:
http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/content/view/1251/32/

What do you think of this?

Lizzy said...

I live in Mpls, too. If any of you want to come out here for the Republican convention, & you need a place to stay, look me up.

This is very sick stuff, but I will not be deterred.

Renegade eye, I should go check to see if the FBI has a file on me. Thanks for the tip.

michael the tubthumper said...

hello again lew. its been a while

does any of this sort of thing surprise you anymore? i am sure it doesnt.

Kathy said...

The perks of all that power must really be something for them to go to such lengths to protect themselves. They lose their moral compasses, or in Hoovers case, they go nuts and become paranoid.

Anonymous said...

Navywife writes......

"Hey Lew,
Have you heard about the Russian intel leak about Iran? The Russians leaked what they said is intel on the US's plans to attack Iran. They give a specific date and time, April 6th at 0400. It is all the rage in European news, but somehow it was totally ignored by the US media. Here is a link to one of the only articles on this in English:
http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/content/view/1251/32/

What do you think of this? "

As a naval officer's wife you should not be posting content such as this.
You should not take action(s) that could harm your husbands career. A person with a secret or above clearence( which your husband has) can be discharged because of the actions of an immediate relative or spouse.

I am only trying to make you aware of this,so that caution can be implemented. You can live your internet life without being so easily noticed.

sumo said...

What a big load of apples this is to take in. Something definitely is afoot...I'm tired of all the intrigue these guys think they are pulling over our eyes.

Peacechick Mary said...

Lews! I almost lost you. I don't know what happened, but you fell out of my RSS feed. Whew. That was close. I don't want to lose what you have to say.

As for this stuff - my attitude is FY to those who want to stop me from saying what HAS to be said, STOP the WAR. This administration is so out of control and if someone doesn't have a file as being a peace activist, then I want to ask them, "Why not?"

Ziem said...

Well said Mary! Toss my ass in Gitmo if they want to, but the last I heard I had a constitutional right to call bush and his cronies liars. Then again, I don't really have to, their record speaks for itself. Well... at least it does to the "sane & rational".

dusty said...

Their priorities were somewhat skewed wouldn't you say?

Farking nitwits never cease to amaze me.

azgoddess said...

yes we can say what we want -- as long as we don't upset the apple cart!

sumo said...

Lew...dear...you are missed!

Lew Scannon said...

Hey! I'm still here! Just haven't had a connection for a week. (That and other projects have kept me busy)
By the way, "anonymous", I don't think navyswan linking to an article on the web is "posting content such as this"
article about the imminent invasion of Iran
could harm her husband's career, unless, of course, it's true, and were not supposed to know about it. Thank God we live in a country where slime like you can threaten someone for exercising their freedom of speech.

Snave said...

April 6 at 0400, eh? Wouldn't surprise me. I'm done with being surprised by anything this administration does. I still like to believe there are enough genuinely patriotic leaders in our military that the president would be told to "stand down" should he try anything so dumb.