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2008 May 01 — Why Now?
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Oh, No…

Sadly both Sinfonian and Mustang Bobby have reported that the Florida legislature didn’t clap loud enough or really have enough faith and the “I Believe” plate won’t get passed this year.

So I guess I can forget looking for sponsors for my new plate:

Opium plate

I think it would have been a hit with certain segments of the Florida population.

May 1, 2008   1 Comment

May Day

The May Day association with labor is all American, and just as controversial as everything of any consequence in history. The day is tied to a strike for the eight-hour day and the so-called “Haymarket Riot” of 1886. When it comes to “riots” and the Chicago police are involved, you are not going to find a single truth.

The dynamic duo that mucked up the Pledge of Allegiance, Dwight Eisenhower and his Republican Congress, made May 1st both Law Day and Loyalty Day so those Commie working people wouldn’t get any ideas about having rights.

Most of the rest of the world honors the efforts of the American worker in 1886 by making this Labour Day.

The real significance was that it is unlikely there was going to be another freeze and it is probably safe to start planting crops, so a fertility festival is in order. This is to ensure a good crop, not to get together and have a good time before getting to the backbreaking work of farming, really.

May 1, 2008   16 Comments

Mission Accomplished?

CBS/AP remembered: “Mission Accomplished,” 5 Years Later

“Since Bush Announced Major Combat Operations In Iraq Ended, Another 3,920 Troops Have Been Killed.”

“That message may have special meaning for the crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, on which their commander-in-chief declared “Mission Accomplished” five long years ago. Their ship has just begun duty in the Persian Gulf, within striking distance of the coast of Iran.”

US casualties are up, and there is still no plan to exit the war. What was the “mission” and what are the standards for “accomplished”?

May 1, 2008   10 Comments