As with any good professional wrestling match, the actors on the
political stage read (scream) their lines with all the conviction they
can muster spewing invective and ad hominem attacks at one and all.
During the primary election period, they libel and slander those of
their own road show troupe. When the cycle moves into the national
election period, they sully and defame members of the other acting
troupe who have been chosen to be on that repertory company's
ticket--the poster boys (or girls, as the case may be).
all knowingly lie is a given. It has become a part of the process to
see video of an actor speaking lines the day after he or she has denied
ever speaking those lines. For example, Ms Palin and Ms Clinton--like
all the other performers--had both been caught out in the most
outrageous lies but, really, what standard should we apply to
professional wrestlers and their kind?
All of this "reality" is
scripted to service those who foot the bills and the game--whether it's
Jersey Shore, wrestling or the Republican/Democrat carnival--is to
inculcate the viewing audience with confusion and conflicting messages
to the point that the truth is out of reach and clarity becomes a
fictional concept from some parallel universe.
The sponsors who
pay the bills understand that some wrestlers are more popular and
attract more viewers and goodwill. When a less popular wrestler seems to
be gaining traction, the authors of the script will have the less
attractive performer commit an act or utter an epithet so repulsive as
to ensure the scripted success of their incumbent star. This is as true
in wrestling and TV soap operas as it is in political performances.
they all lie? Well, which of them has explained the difference between
the United States of America and the United States? Has any one of them
explained the difference between Virginia and the State of Virginia?
any of them countered concerns about the constitutionality of the NDAA
or banning contraception by saying, "You must be referring to the
antebellum constitution of the United States of America of 1787 but
we're functioning under the Limited Liability Act of 1851, the Emergency
War Powers, 12 Stat. 319, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the
constitutional provision allowing Congress authority to pass any law
Congress wishes within the ten-mile square territory of Washington, DC."
14th Amendment was proclaimed ratified in 1868. Within that framework,
on February 21st, 1871, Congress passed the District of Columbia Organic
Act, Forty-first Congress, Session III, Chapter 62, page 419, 16 Stat.
419, “An Act to provide a Government for the District of Columbia,”
which act was revised in 1874 and reorganized June 8, 1878, 20 Stat.
102, Chap 180, 45th Congress, 2nd Session, “An Act providing a permanent
form of government for the District of Columbia.” This “government” is a
private corporation now known and copyrighted by such names as “The
United States Government,” “United States,” “U.S.,” “U.S.A.,” etc., all
referenced herein as “US Inc.”
So, let's have no more frivolous
claims about the "constitutionality" of oppressive acts to which you
give your consent by registering to vote in the US polling procedure.
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"Saturday, January 27, 2007
They say you can fool some of the people all of the time. Accordingly, I think we should concentrate on this group initially. We can move on to the people you can only fool some of the time at a later date if we deem it necessary. I hope to hear back from my agent about this as soon as he's out of rehab, as I don't think my messages have been getting through."
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