Something Feral

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Synopsis


Triton said...

I love Obama riding the unicorn.

Something Feral said...

Truly. I love Jib-Jab's election cartoons, as they are equally snarky regarding the lines, yea, troughs of bullcrap that we are expected to ingest.

Plus, I think I'll use "riding the unicorn" as a new euphemism for heavy drug-use. Seems appropriate, considering the message. *grin*

Elusive Wapiti said...

"When the differences in the training, equipment, deployment, actions and ultimate personal responsibility between the civilian police and the military abroad are negligible, and, indeed, demonstrate a veritable parity on every level, it is time to do some deep and solemn thinking about the nature of our leadership in this nation."

True that. What's really scary too is that both employ the same ROE for dealing with threats.

A standing army was prescribed against for the very reason that it wasn't responsive to the People. Which helps explain why police forces used to be composed of the posse comitatus, not professional federal police/soldiers who have no ties to the locals.

"Justice" is a lot easier to exact when mercy--such as that found when people are dealing with people they know--is nowhere to be found.