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The Lies That Bind
By Ernest Stewart

"... in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying." ~~~ Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 10

"Promising equal treatment to some is fundamentally different from promising equal treatment for all. Promising treatment that is almost equal is fundamentally different from ensuring truly equal treatment." ... California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno in descent

"A vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer!" ~~~ Unknown

I see where our beloved Changeling (or as some have called him "Bush Lite") is breaking more campaign promises and adopting even more of the last Junta's acts of treason as his own.

For example, Barry has started issuing "Signing Statements," something the Demoncrats used to whine about and say were illegal under the "Crime Family Bush." Barry used one this week after signing legislation aimed at curbing financial fraud in the mortgage industry. This includes a provision that creates an independent panel to investigate the root causes of the nation's economic downturn. A panel that would have subpoena power; it would be independent of Congress. Barry is reserving the right to claim executive privilege if the commission seeks information or documents that the White House considers to be beyond the bounds of public information and/or privileged communications and negotiations within the executive branch. I'm having a déjà vu. How about you? This is the first one I'm aware of but there will be many more to follow no doubt!

Next Barry decided that some people, like the ruling elite, are above the law, and others, like the defendants in following case, are beneath the law and can't be tried in a US court but can be held forever and ever with out trial. This is because they have no evidence and just don't like these folks. I mean, we have tortured them hundreds of times and yet they still haven't told us what we want to hear. My guess is Barry and the boys will eventually bring back those witch trial tortures. You know, the ones where prisoners are thrown into a pond and if they drown then they're innocent but if they swim, they're guilty. It's close enough to waterboarding that I'm sure many Rethuglicans will sign on to it! The administration has floated a possible plan with Congress that would seek legislation allowing the government to hold suspected terrorists without trial indefinitely on U.S. soil. Civil liberties and human rights groups who criticized the Bush administration's detention policies are definitive in their opposition to Barry's bright ideas. "It's really crossing a constitutional Rubicon," said Jonathan Hafetz, of the American Civil Liberties Union. Now couple that with Barry's ability (inherited from Smirky) to call anyone he likes a terrorist and thus all rights to a speedy trial as guaranteed by Amendment VI to the Constitution will be gone. You'll remember that Amendment VI says:

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense."

Let's not forget about Robert Gates' appearance on the "Today Show." Bob has been busily preparing a first strike against Iran at Barry's bidding and Tel Aviv's prompting. Gates said:

"Presidents always ask their military to have a range of contingency plans available to them. And all I would say is that, as a result of our dialogue with the president, we have refreshed our plans and "all options" (see nuclear first strike) are on the table."

So how do you like the "Changes" so far, America? Me neither!

In Other News

I see that bigotry and stupidity won out in Kalifornication. The California extreme court upheld the proposition 8 debacle that said some people aren't equal under their law, thereby legalizing second-class citizenry. The court went on to say the 18,000 gay and lesbian couples married before this lunacy was voted upon will be allowed to stay married but those who weren't no longer have the rights others have. This is the same bunch of whackos that made the Groppenfuhrer their fearless leader and now face bankruptcy for their stupidity. Of course, eventually proposition 8 will be overturned by ballot and the bigots will have to direct their hatred elsewhere.

In the meantime maybe they'll try again to outlaw marriage between blacks or Jews or you name it. What is good for the goose is good for the gander as we really don't need to be equal under the law, do we? In Michigan they stole the rights of children of gay and lesbians couples. Oh they didn't mean to do it but they did and it still stands. Even if the children are straight, they have no rights and this was done in the name of Jesus, too! Which is funny to me because from what I can see, Jesus and his 12 boy friends were obviously gay. These Nazi bigots may be in for quite a surprise when they get to their heaven and Jesus talking with a lisp tells them to go to hell!

The gay folks could, of course, take themselves and their taxes to one of the many states that have decided that everyone is equal and let California sink into the ocean where it belongs. Imagine, Iowa is far hipper than California! I know if I were gay and living in California, they could kiss my lily-white ass before I'd pay a penny in any tax to the state. Can you see the boycott that's coming California? If you think your economy sucks now, just wait! Then again, it just may set off the revolution that this country so desperately needs! You can bet that the sh*t just hit the fan and I guarantee that this isn't the end of anything but rather the beginning. And for the smug brain-deads who voted for this disaster, remember if they can take these people's rights away, they can take your rights away, too, and no doubt will!

And Finally

I'm going on a housesitting vacation of sorts for the next two weeks. The lad and his better half are getting married and going on their honeymoon so I'll be going back to Asheville to watch over the mountain and Frannie the dog and Polly the cat. I've not had a vacation since 1996 and after spending a year with Sheriff Lucas Buck and the strange folks down here in Trinity, South Carolina, even housesitting will seem like two weeks on Waikiki beach! Trouble is, my better half, Victoria, must stay behind to labor in the salt mines of Trinity to keep a meager roof over our heads and food upon the platter!

If during this time we receive enough money, we'll restart the magazine and publish a new issue on or about June 19th. If not, I'll have a new rant and will continue to pester ya'll for money until we get enough to continue! Providing, that is, that Barry hasn't ended the world or Internet during the next few weeks!


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(c) 2009 Ernest Stewart a.k.a. Uncle Ernie is an unabashed radical, author, stand-up comic, DJ, actor, political pundit and for the last 8 years managing editor and publisher of Issues & Alibis magazine. In his spare time he is an actor, writer and an associate producer for the new motion picture "W The Movie."


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