The Happy Slave

This is my surrender to the Powers that Be, who wish we all were just happy little slaves, tooling along without a care in the world, doing what our better-educated masters tell us to do, not daring to step out of line. I'm so bad at surrender...

Location: Indianapolis, United States

I'm an old-fashioned Get-out-of-my-face-atarian. So long as the gubmint left me alone, I had no problems with it. Gubmint wants to run my life, so I'm doing something about it. (Not just blogging, either.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Were you aware that fatty foods can be purchased in the USA? Oh, my sweet GOD IN HEAVEN!!!!!!! What a monstrous thing. But it's even worse than that. Fast food joints are selling really big hamburgers at low prices.

Call out the National Guard! It's time to stand people up against the wall and inflict some death for the social good! Call the governanny! Pass laws! The people must never be trusted, never under any circumstances, whatsoever, to make their own choices. The government must intervene! Government must immediately take dictatorial control of our diets. We cannot be trusted to think for ourselves. We must all immediately live in government-run camps where everything we eat, wear, read, and think is dictated to us for our own good!

There are times when I believe that society would be well served by a few good horse-whippings. First in line would be these busybodies and social nannies who get their nighties knotted over things like fatty foods. Either we are a society of adults or a society of slaves. I realize that dogmatic freaks (aka liberals and conservatives) want to live under dictators, but I would hope that the rest of us would rather have a free society.

Then I remember that I'm in the USA, land of the sissy, home of the whiner. Land where the governanny is supposed to take care of every little thing and keep us all safe from ourselves. There will be some busybody demanding that government "fix" this. There will be enough weaklings who won't stand up to keep government reined in that such measures will be enacted. I expect idiots (aka liberals) demanding that we all be "protected" from the threat of really big hamburgers. I expect other idiots (aka conservatives) to point fingers and denounce this while simultaneously pretending that they aren't every bit as unnecessarily meddlesome about other issues.

I would like to be wrong, but I remember when people used to laugh whenever someone said that, after tobacco was sufficiently demonized, they'd go after hamburgers, next.

Wait! There's more! The government has to dictate what we're allowed to eat at work, too.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Why have liberals gone down the toilet?

A guy named Edsall recently wrote "Liberals by their very nature don't get as angry as conservatives do." This guy is a self-identified liberal. If he's right, that explains a great deal about the complete loss of credibility and moral focus that American liberalism has undergone. If he's wrong, then he still explains a great deal of the complete loss of credibility and moral focus that American liberalism has undergone.

At one time, American liberalism was hopping mad and damned proud of it! Right or wrong, at least American liberals had the courage to have some moral outrage and call it moral outrage. These days, according to liberal "intellectuals", liberals just are innately less capable of anger.

Can anyone else see what's wrong with such an attitude? If it's true, then it means that even liberals don't believe in their own causes, anymore. The fundamental fuel for politically-based anger is moral outrage. Whether it is justified or unjustified, it is the framing of political issues as moral issues that really puts fire in the belly. If Edsall's contention is false, then it means that liberals have abandoned morality in favor of mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.

American liberals used to have plenty of moral arguments to make. Indeed, if one goes back to the old-fashioned progressives, morality was the fundamental basis of their platform. Even the drug-fed leftists of the 1960s weren't afraid to see their causes as moral issues. Whether or not you agree with the details of liberal morality, at least liberals of earlier eras were willing to admit to the existence of morality.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Is Congress growing a pair?

As we all know, for many years Congress has consented to be the rollover sweet-patootie backdoor buddy to the Presidency. This has gone on through several presidents, permitting imperial levels of power to be wielded by that office. Now it seems that the Senate--specifically Republicans in the Senate--have decided that it's been too many years playing step-and-fetch-it to one man. More on this later.

Friday, September 08, 2006

And watch the rats backpedal.

On Thursday of this week, we all go to learn that the new guy hired to "clean up" Marion County's juvenile "justice" system got his master's degree from a diploma mill. However, the people who hired him thought nothing of it. Fraud didn't matter to them. As the paper put it:

"Troy was not hired on the basis of his master's degree. He was hired because he has a proven track record and experience with juveniles," said Court Administrator Ron Miller. "We don't believe it's a character issue, a moral issue or anything else. I think this is really a nonissue."

This is just more same-old same-old from the gang of crooks who run this county. There is no way at all that these corrupt and incompetent parasites would see a problem with hiring a guy who sports a fake college degree--almost no way. A mere day after defending their new hire, we learn that he's been given the boot:

“It is important to maintain the public confidence that has been established with recent detention reform efforts, and thus the basis for the decision,” said Robert Bingham, chief Marion County probation officer who has been acting director of the juvenile detention center. “The court offered Mr. Hoppes an opportunity to verify and substantiate this online coursework for the master's degree that he presented to us as part of his academic credentials. He was unable to do so.”

If I didn't live in this part of Indiana, I would find this comical. Instead, I see it as just another reason that the best way for us to improve our local government will involve throwing out every single current office-holder, be that person elected or appointed. They're all scum. They're all dirty. Not a one of them can be trusted.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tar, feathers, a rail.

"And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away"

John Prine's words are every bit as relevant today as when he wrote them. Indy's little bit of "Paradise" has come thanks to a Carl Drummer, a crony of Julia Carson (our member in the US House of Representatives). It seems that he has decided to build a tavern in the Julia Carson Federal Building. The tavern has already been built, without any permits being issued, without any public hearings. In addition, the city park has already been demolished without the tiniest bit of public hearing on the process. Instead, the parks department quietly granted a lease. Mind you, our mayor and city council are of the same political party as Julia Carson and her little pet--the tavernkeeper-to-be. Tar, feathers, a rail, a LONG rail, is called for here. The Ohio River is plenty wide and deep to handle a large number of elected officials.

Or, if you're not up for such a vigorous statement, there is going to be another meeting on the matter on October Fourth. Show up.

Advance Indiana has a lot more detail on it than I've got the patience to write.