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Sorry Officer

"The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao Tsu

Long Story Short: Lawlessness and disorder.

See the image above? The one featuring the ghoulishly smiling policeman? This is a t-shirt that the Denver police force union printed up in commemoration of the fun they had whuppin' up on the crowd during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Those weren't criminals they were assaulting. They were citizens expressing their First Amendment rights. And these cops evidently LOVED it.

The goings-on in Denver, and Minneapolis, didn't surprise anyone as hardly a day goes by that we don't witness another new atrocity on youtube featuring the guardians of the law. But these aren't just random "bad eggs", these are institutionalized hoodlum's drunk on power. It's obvious that the war on drugs have given the police the freedom to do pretty much whatever they want to the general public and they relish the opportunity.

Even more disgusting is how a policeman can be judge and jury to some kid riding a bike or a skateboard in the "wrong place" but will look the other way when war criminals like Bush and Cheney or common thieves like Ben Bernanke or Henry Paulson appear in public. But the police long ago swore their allegiance to the rich and influential and all they have left to offer the rest of us is a big can of shut-the-hell-up.

The job a constable has to do is unpleasant and I wouldn't want to have to do it. For that reason I always I used to respect officers of the law, but those days are long gone. The police state is here.


I would like all American's to consider how well their retirement portfolio's would have done had a responsible president been in office these past eight years, and then consider how wonderful it would be to see both Bush and Cheney rotting in the main square with a pike up their respective butts.


Yes, I know. Two days ago I rambled on about how much I hate caricature and, damn, if I don't squeeze out a little nugget of physical exaggerration. Sue me.


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