Going Postal

United States Post Office logo

[stamp out tyranny]
Today the United States Postal Service revealed they will no longer deliver letters on Saturdays.  This is a blatant power-grab from a group of individuals that ignores our Constitution and our fundamental rights.

As an American Patriot and Constitutionalist, I am very pro- Article I (Section 8, Clause 7).  Congress should not approve this blatant trampling of the Founders’ intent; these demands by the US Postal Service are a direct infringement on all our God-given, Article I (Section 8, Clause 7) rights.

Oh, sure: you are probably think that Article I (Section 8, Clause 7) doesn’t describe the number of days of delivery.  But do you believe this is where the Postal Service will stop?  First, they come after Saturday letter deliveries.  Next it will be Thursday package delivery, maybe even Tuesday office hours.  After that, what next?  A War on Christmas stamps?

We are just a step away from a full Publisher’s Clearinghouse ban!

Are you going to stand for that?

I’m writing both my Senators and my Congressman today.  So should you.

And I’m also informing these elected representatives that I won’t be fooled by some compromise deal.  Even if Congress votes down this outrageous ban on Saturday delivery, they also better not reduce the size of the magazines that can be delivered.

The Founders put the Post Office clause into the Constitution because they never wanted to deal with another Stamp Act.  It’s time for all true patriots to stay stationery! Fight for Article 1 (Section 8, Clause 7)!

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The Lorax needs to speak for Dr. Suess about this film remake

How Dr. Seuss goes green in Hollywood

The Lorax needs to speak for Dr. Suess about this film remake

The Lorax spoke for the trees but who will speak for the arts?

[unless]

The Lorax, the movie – did it need to be made?
Was the studio poor?
Did it need to be paid?

Are the Once-lers behind it, this money-grab ruse?
Recycle for Earth
But don’t redo Seuss!

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On Beatles and Butterflies


[chaos is a friend of mine]
There are a lot of 50th anniversaries this year.  We’ve already seen the 50th anniversary of launching a man in orbit, later this year will be the 50th anniversary of detonating the largest nuclear bomb ever built.

Sandwiched between these monumental events is a tiny one that culturally was probably more significant. For 50 years ago today, June 22, 1961, the Beatles walked into a recording studio for the first time.

Now, this wasn’t their session, they were essentially a back up band for Tony Sheridan who was the up-and-coming star, at least according to the record company that signed him.  Today, Sheridan’s claim to fame is that he sang lead on the Beatles’ first recording sessions.

For like the proverbial butterfly wings in Brazil setting off a tornado in Texas, a single from those sessions, My Bonnie, sparked interest in the group, including a theatrically-trained, bored record shop owner, Brian Epstein, who became their first super-fan and decided to introduce them to the world.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

It may have looked like a little 45 rpm record, but it was so much more. All the events associated with the Beatles’ artistic journey: the massive sweep of popular taste, the revolutionary changes in music and the music industry itself, the use of commercial music to rally middle-class awareness of political issues, as well as all the conservative reaction to this spawned “counter-culture” – all of it! – starts 50 years ago today.  Little links that grow into a large chain which appears entirely improbable if one were to plan it. Thus is the nature of butterfly wings.

I am just an individual but I think I will flap my wings today.  And maybe create a few tornadoes.

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The Un-American Amendment: when 32 is greater than 68

Abraham Lincoln with Pinkerton and McClernand - 1862

President Abraham Lincoln led a nation to fight a war for Federal unity – only to have his own party try to dismantle it 150 years later.

[if 6 was 9]
Remember when the Republicans wanted to save the Union?

I don’t.  Because the last time they focused on it was about 150 years ago.  These days, the Republicans seem to be against any sort of Federalism.  Which is odd because the Republican Party was begotten by the Whigs and the Whigs were begotten by the Federalist Party which was formed by Alexander Hamilton who wrote the Federalist papers.

Need proof that the GOP has strayed from its Federalist roots?

Today, bills will be introduced to both the House and the Senate for a constitutional amendment to allow states to veto any federal laws they don’t like.  Who are the sponsors of these bills?   In the Senate:  Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), and  Orrin Hatch (R-UT).  In the House: Representatives Rob Bishop (R-UT) , H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), and Paul Broun (R-GA).

Note the R’s after the names.  And not a D in the bunch.

Rep. Bishop even published an Op-Ed piece yesterday to explain the reasoning behind the bills.  Of course his piece is laden with bold – and meaningless – statements about “founders’ intent”.  And that intent is apparently “more state power” despite the GOP being the grandson of the party founded by Federalist supreme Hamilton.

The basic idea of the amendment is that if 2/3 of the states don’t like a federal law, they can toss it.  This totally undermines Continue Reading