November 1, 2013

Freak out Friday Video --- I'll Have a Bottle of anything and a glazed donut to go!

"I'll Have a Bottle of anything and a glazed donut to go!" 

Remember that from back in '86?  When MTV played music.  It was a time when David Lee Roth's ego could get no bigger.  The video, well, is audacious and  politically incorrect.  But fun nevertheless even though this video may seem a bit homoerotic by todays standards due too Way Too Much big hair, spandex, excessive pelvic thrusting, guitar humping, ass twerking (circa 1986), and giant microphone thrusting & fapping.

Best part......  The opening .  Enjoy!

October 31, 2013

Peace Officer vs. Law Enforcement

Peace Officer vs. Law Enforcement
I have been mulling around the idea, from a philosophical viewpoint  that during my lifetime I may have seen the transition of the "application of Law and Order " change fundamentally much in the same way I was part of the transition from the analog to the digital world.  Specifically the mindset 
and mission of our cops, sheriffs deputies and their leadership.  In the past a cop would describe  him or herself as a "Peace Officer" Or an "Officer of the peace".  Today the most common self described response would be "Law Enforcement Officer".   "So what?", one might say, "What's the difference?"  Well there is a big difference, difference in mindset and philosophy.
Lets compare the words Peace and Enforcement, but first lets examine their context and just what it means.  The context for the purposes of this discussion would be the very common term "Law and Order".  We have seen the TV series by the same name and you can fill up your DVR in a single day with the reruns..... ( But have we ever really considered what the phrase "Law and Order" means? 
Well as for Law, that is pretty self evident.  Law is basically the written code by our (representative) government that we consent to live by to help maintain  a civilized society.  As for order, just what does that mean? Order? What is order? Whose order?  Hmmmm.
Now before I go on, let me just preempt some future bickering by stating this:  It does not matter if a person is a Baptist preacher, Buddhist Monk, Militant Atheist with a "Fish with Feet" emblem on the back of the Saab, or anything in between.  It doesn't matter, Order in this case comes from Nature/God.  It just happens.  It is.  Call it Natural Order or Gods Order.  That's what it is and means in this context. And anywhere else for that matter. I like the term natural order myself,  well.... just because.  Don't read too much into it.  The two terms are interchangeable, outcomes are the same. ( I checked with the FSM, Capt. Picard and Thumbs Up Jesus they all agree too! )
So I would say that the term "Law and Order" could be described as The Law applied within the context of the natural order of things.  For example, the misapplication of the law would not be in natural order.  Law and order demands wise discretion with full recognition of our natural rights.  Also Law and Order demands that the law itself be in accordance with the natural order; an unjust or immoral Law can not be combined with the Natural order.  The two can not exist together.
So just what was a Peace Officer?  What was his job?  Who was he?  First let me say, simply stated that Peace can be easily described as  "The Presence of Justice"  or as described above,  "Law and
Order". The Peace Officer charged with the duty to  maintain "'Law and Order". He was local and lived in the same neighborhood he worked.  He would stop by your house and ask if you knew your tractor was out in the field to check if it broke down or if the local kids had taken it joyriding.  He would walk a beat in the city and give a quick check of door knobs of the local business and run off troublemakers. (most likely with a "loving" wack of a night stick to the first one who mouthed off)  He had discretion. He would pour out your beer and take you home to your parents if caught drinking underage. He talked to you and your neighbors...You knew his name.....Anyone remember? 
So lets look at Law Enforcement.  What does it mean? Well it means exactly that, Enforcement of the Law.  Does it recognize the natural order?  No.  It implies blind enforcement with no discretion. Strict adherence with policy and rules. BTW: Do you know the name of your local "Law Enforcement Officer?  I dare say no.  As opposed to the above scenario, the same kid that gets
caught drinking (or a joint) today, gets the cuffs, a record, and blown chances at going to a good college, a military career, and the ability to get a security clearance.  The Officer doesn't know the kid, could care less about him or his parents and has little to no discretion on what to do in the matter.  He could loose his job if he doesn't follow procedure.  Natural Order is not found in these actions nor is it cared about. Lets look at the uniforms and equipment.  One would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a Marine in full kit in Fallujah and the Local PD in Tactical Gear if it wasn't for the color and patches. 
The lack of natural order quickly degrades into insanity.  It turns into a hardened mindset.  The Law Enforcement Community becomes more distant from the population it is sworn to protect.  Its mission is lost, and the entire population becomes a potential enemy. The lack of Natural Order becomes a way of thinking and acting.   Example;  if the natural order is to protect lives, then a highly visible State Trooper at the top of the hill would be an effective way keep people from speeding down the grade.  The Trooper hiding in the bushes at the bottom of the hill is not protecting one life, or maintaining order, but he is enforcing the law (not to mention making money for the state). A small difference in location but a huge difference in intent. (Why) How many times do we read about a wrong door kicked down or a dog shot when Law Enforcement goes to the wrong address?  (don't know the neighborhood you have jurisdiction over?)
There is even bleed over into other agency's now.  A recent news story cited that EPA agents showed up to do a common inspection at a mine, fully armed in tactical gear, detained employees at gunpoint and acted like "Jack booted thugs" (my term).  HELL!, Anything more than a clipboard, pen, and camera is overkill for a SWPPP inspection.
So what is the answer?  Well the mindset has to be restored.  We need to recognize the natural order
of things.  For example our rights stem from the natural order. If all laws were wiped off the books today the natural order would still exist.
Blind "Law enforcement is a slippery slope to a very dark place, such as marching Gypsy's, Homosexuals, and Jews into poison gas chambers or playing the lottery for the hunger games. Hell that was a function of State Law Enforcement and legal, by law anyways.
In short we need a lot more Mayberry and a lot less Fallujah. 
(God bless our Pease Officers out there, present and retired, and elsewhere)
If things keep going the way they are I'm  going to need a Soma Holliday.
Update: Great advice from comments via Salamander and a side note.
"Do this. Get you know your local police officers. Get to know your Sherriff deputies that patrol your neighborhood. As for now, they ARE STILL defenders of your communities. See to it they uphold their Oath to protect you AND your constitutionally granted *affirmed rights. Make it hard for them to let go of your community, should the influence ever come knocking.
Fun Stuff, 
*BruHa's note: 
I had to make a small but important editorial change to the comment.  It seems that the pervasive debasing of our language, and Orwellian new speak our media puts out can and does influence the best of us.  This is an example.  Salamander and I have had very long discussions regarding philosophy religion and rights.  I know that he knows that rights are not granted by any one, any document or any other worldly means.  We both know that rights are natural, we are born with them. (God given)  Second paragraph, Declaration of Independence..... 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--"

But the language slips in almost sublimely.  The language of the totalitarian state, the language of progressive agenda; a language that is designed to destroy not only the individual, but to destroy the very idea of the individual.

October 30, 2013

And he did say "And if pea-brained Vogons "

During the evening I got to thinking that the presidents speech patterns are about as enjoyable as Vogon poetry. ( FYI If not a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams's novels/ movie radio play tv etc.  Vogons are described as mindlessly bureaucratic, aggressive, slug like creatures having "as much sex appeal as a road accident" and the
writers of "the third worst poetry in the universe". They are employed as the galactic  government's bureaucrats.)

Long story short, I came across this from Bill Whittle--The reptile : talking about Alan Grayson ( aka Big Giant Level 2 Douchebag )  Now this is not the bent I was looking for but oh do I have to share.  FYI: I was heading on a tare about Obama speak and wanted to cross check to see if it is really plagiarized Vogon poetry.  (In my head  saw President Vogon  reading "You can Keep your healthcare insurance" and "The IRS Loves You...Really It does." as thinking Americans commit suicide rather than continuing to listen)  And then.... Internetz distractions happen.....

So jump to Bill Whittle's  article..He has such a wonderful mix of wit, political/philosophical insight mixed with absolute truth that it is hard to imagine how someone could say it better.

Tasty snips:
"Yes, infamous reptile Alan Grayson called the Tea Party – you know, those people calling for the end to the ruinous spending that allows people with the IQ of a carrot to buy votes from others by enslaving them to a life of government dependency, which will last until the world economic collapse brought about by this out-of-control, filthy addiction -- Grayson called the Tea Party the equivalent of the KKK – repeatedly – and it’s just another in a long line of attempts by these Progressive mudskippers to demonize their political opponents in the face of the flaming wreckage that their economic and political policies always bring about"

"Hey! Grayson, you lizard-blooded, jackbooted goon! We’ve tried to reason with the likes of you, but you’re like a dog trying to learn brain surgery by watching it on TV – after a while you realize it just ain’t gonna happen. So I’ll give it to you in terms you can understand, because we’ve seen your kind before: that feral, sneering bombast; that unspeakably dense, pre-human gaze, looking at the Monolith in fear and hatred has been with us for as long as there have been sand fleas, ticks and venereal disease."
And the best of all...

  "And if pea-brained Vogons like Alan Grayson smashes enough things with his little iron mallet then they think no one will notice or remember."

Original story by Bill Whittle -- The reptile :

That said, and now that I think about it, I prefer Vogon Poetry over this administrations mutterings.  At least the Vogons actually think their poetry is actually good.

Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturitions are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits,
On a lurgid bee,
That mordiously hath bitled out,
Its earted jurtles,
Into a rancid festering confectious inner-sphincter. [drowned out by moaning and screaming]
Now the jurpling slayjid agrocrustles,
Are slurping hagrilly up the axlegrurts,
And living glupules frart and slipulate,
Like jowling meated liverslime,
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turling dromes,
And hooptiously drangle me,
With crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or else I shall rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don't.  

October 29, 2013

Lies and Deceit

   Megyn Kelly pulls out the stops and remarkably keeps her cool (mostly) revealing that the people were grossly misled (lied to) :  Watch the Fox News segment:

Fargin Bastages !

October 28, 2013

Musicians singing about Music

Musicians singing about Music---  Always found it interesting when musicians performed songs about their musical tastes, influences and the tough ride and hard work.  Here are a few that are stuck in my head.. 
 Hayes Carll - I Got A Gig
 Drive by Truckers - Let There Be Rock
AC/DC  - It's a long way to the top (if you want to rock and roll)

  Mommas and Poppas -- Creeque alley