Can't you people see where this stuff is going? It bears repeating the immortal poem by Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Think "liberty," "freedom;" you know, those things men claimed to be dying for when they set this country up.
This post will be updated frequently, sad to say.
Speak up against this crap in public, and bother the hell out of your stuck-up elected officials, who really couldn't care less about what you think (to tell you the truth) when these fascist measures come up in legislatures for a vote. They're "too busy" to ask you how they should vote in order to truly represent you. They're too busy slopping at lobbyists' troughs, puffing up their own self-importance, and calculating the safest course toward re-election, is how they're too busy. Get in their fucking faces and scare the shit out of 'em. That's what it means to be an American. What are YOU?
Organs to be taken without consent: This is from the UK, but England is a harbinger of what we can expect over here. This is just an extension of nanny stater Al Gore's law making it a crime to sell your bodily organs. You thought maybe you owned your own body? Ooops, think again; the state does. China is harvesting organs from executed people and selling them to rich Western sickos. What we'll see next is a law making failure to say "NO organ donation" -- on your driver license or in some other more obscure location -- tantamount to consent for your body to be chopped up for some vampire sicko's life extension project and some doctor's bank account.
Cash carrot for obese people to lose pounds: "Obese and overweight adults in England could be paid to lose weight under plans being considered by the Government." Another great idea from some government official dipshit in the UK. So soon, not only do we have to pay more taxes to give obese fucks food stamp cards to buy sugary fattening food and drinks in front of us in the grocery checkout line, we'll also have to bribe the fat fucks not to eat their free food.
California wants to control home thermostats: Here's one closer to home.
Next year in California, state regulators are likely to have the emergency power to control individual thermostats, sending temperatures up or down through a radio-controlled device that will be required in new or substantially modified houses and buildings to manage electricity shortages.
The proposed rules are contained in a document circulated by the California Energy Commission, which for more than three decades has set state energy efficiency standards for home appliances, like water heaters, air conditioners and refrigerators.
The changes would allow utilities to adjust customers' preset temperatures when the price of electricity is soaring. Customers could override the utilities' suggested temperatures. But in emergencies, the utilities could override customers' wishes.
Final approval is expected next month.
I'm not making this shit up. Illegal aliens, parents greedy for offspring, and welfare brood hens are using so much energy that the people who can pay have to go back to the Middle Ages and freeze their asses off with them. What a country we've become.
Father Sent To Jail For Spanking 16 Year-Old Daughter: Even closer to home, in dear old, increasingly nanny state Tennessee.
A McMinnville father has been ordered to jail for spanking his 16 year-old daughter. John T. Cox was found guilty Friday, February 2, 2008, on a domestic assault charge.
His daughter said Cox had spanked her following an argument she had with her father's girlfriend.
Cox was ordered to serve two days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and attend anger management classes. He was also ordered not to spank or physically punish his daughter when he has visitation.
I don't know the particulars of this; but I do know that parents have become fearful of physically disciplining their children because the kids have gotten wise that they can call the authorities and get some social worker genius to prosecute Mom or Dad. Teenage daughters are especially wise to this. Are you aware that the domestic violence conviction means that the father can no longer possess a firearm, even to go hunting or protect his own life from a burglar in the house?
This country is getting so fucked up. But hey, don't miss the next episode of American Idol, fool!
Wait! Here's a good one: Mississippi Pols Seek To Ban Fats: New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese. Here's some TV coverage. There could also be a weigh station at the grocery checkout. The person trying to buy groceries would have to stand on the scale while a laser measured her/his height and calculated the Body Mass Index. Score over a certain level, and you would not be allowed to buy certain fattening foods. It's whole wheat bran or take a walk, baby!
I told you, what goes around comes around. And if you weren't there for me, I won't be there when they come for you. What's that you say? Duuuhhhhh.
UPDATE: Lakeland ordinance aims to stop unnecessary cutting. And you thought you owned and could control the trees on your own property. Not if you live amidst the nanny-staters in Lakeland, Tennessee.
UPDATE: Tennessee University Bans Smoking: " East Tennessee State University announced it will ban tobacco from its campus starting in the fall. ETSU President Paul Stanton announced the policy change in a news release, saying tobacco will only be permitted in private vehicles."
UPDATE: Two Arrested for Getting High With Laughing Gas: "Police in Arkansas arrested two people inside a West Memphis motel room for getting high with laughing gas."
UPDATE: '£10 licence to smoke' proposed: "Smokers could be forced to pay £10 for a permit to buy tobacco if a government health advisory body gets its way. No one would be able to buy cigarettes without the permit, under the idea proposed by Health England."
UPDATE: Law would end small-engine motorcycle licenses for young teens. OK people, has your ox been gored yet? "About 85 teens currently have the limited licenses." Woo-hoo, 85 whole kids whose parents want them to have these licenses? Hey, to Nanny-Staters, a probability of saving one life against any risk, however small, is enough to take more liberty away. This Republican Senator Tim Burchett is shaping up to be a real enemy of freedom. I may have to start profiling these dangerous fools individually.