Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shining The Light On Laser Pointer Penalties

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced plans to impose fines as high as $11,000 upon those caught shining laser pointers into airplane cockpits.

Exposure to the beam emitted by such a device can result in temporary blindness, thus theoretically resulting in a major air catastrophe if a flight crew were unexpectedly incapacitated.

In a sense, such a regulation is all good and called for.

However, one can't but help ask the question how the perpetrators of such malfeasance can be identified at such a distance.

One account categorized the proposed penalty as civil rather than criminal in nature.

As such, it should be pointed out that the threshold to impose such are often lower and occasionally do not afford those they are leveled against with the traditional procedural protections of the judicial system.

In light of the way certain regulations regarding drug possession are implemented, these enforcement operations could end up being as much about raising revenue and seizing desired property as it is about making the skies a friendlier place to fly.

For example, under certain instances of civil penalties and forfeiture, those ultimately cleared of any criminal wrong doing in regards to the drug offenses leveled against them do not necessarily have their property returned to them despite never having been convicted as a part of due process.

Often assorted agencies end up retaining the seized objects and parcels or require those such possessions should rightly revert back to to go through additional bureaucratic procedures that consume both time and resources. This for the purpose of pressuring the individual to relent to the seizure of their property and to further enrich the lawyers for whom the regulatory behemoth was ultimately designed to benefit.

The reasoning is that such property could potentially be used in a future crime. And in the case of an automobile seized from the owner despite the fact that it was being driven by someone else at the time of a contraband interdiction, the standard reply goes something like, "Well, you should have been more careful as to whom you let borrow your car so we are going to auction it off now anyway ."

Thus, will fines for the shining of laser pointers into jetliner cockpits be issued against the person actually aiming the device or rather the title holder of the land from which the beam originated?

Eventually, if an area has a disproportionate number of laser pointer incidents or even the potential for a disproportionate number of laser pointer incidents, the government will step in to preemptively snatch the property in question. What they then decide to do with the disputed parcel may have nothing whatsoever to do with enhancing air travel safety but more about rewarding contributors in real estate development.

Vigilance against the terrorist menace out to destroy the American way of life is essential. However, perhaps even more imperative is keeping an eye on those that would use this threat to undermine life, liberty, and property.

By Frederick Meekins

Ron Paul is unconcerned if the budget crisis causes federal workers to go unpaid. Does this include himself and his staff as well. But I guess he'll be needing drug money as a fan of unrestricted access to hard narcotics.

Ron Paul is unconcerned if the budget crisis causes federal workers to go unpaid. Does this include himself and his staff as well. But I guess he'll be needing drug money as a fan of unrestricted access to hard narcotics.

5 Amish die in New York car crash. Would we have had denominational affiliation pointed out to us if these passengers had been Baptist, Presbyterian or Catholic?

Law enforcement should be no more immune from criticism than any other government agency. To say otherwise lays the first stone upon which a tyranny, also known as a POLICE STATE, is built. It must be remembered that the Gestapo and KGB were law enforcement agencies

Pepco is urging costumers to keep their AC set at 78. Wonder what temperature the White House thermostat is adjusted to.

Monday, July 18, 2011

You Haven't Seen The Last Of Wiener

With a pending financial collapse, you might have to spend your declining years selling pencils on a street corner.

It will likely help you feel a bit warmer though, that we haven't heard of the last of wiener in connection to the federal government.

The Traditional Value Coalition has uncovered tax money going to a study determining how penis size in gays influences whether they played the part of the pencil or that of the sharpener, if you get my meaning.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Leftists Plot Materialistic Afterlife

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, Former Vice President Al Gore, and Bill Maher are scheduled to take part in an all-star panel discussion titled "Transcendent Man” broadcast to select theaters across America.

The forum will in part discuss the merging of man and machine for the purposes of indefinitely extending the human lifespan.

No doubt listening to Al Gore drone on and on will definitely make it feel like an eternity has elapsed.

Apparently, overcrowding isn't the pending calamity he often makes it out to be. That is unless of course, his friends in the New World Order are planning a culling of the human herd.

Other than a profound hatred of God and a contempt for those that believe in an omnipotent creator, what qualifications does Bill Maher posses to speak as an authority figure on such an ethically complex subject?

The fool has said in his heart that there is no God.

How else does it explain that an individual can belittle the prospect of Heaven in one breath and then grasp at straws in the hopes of delaying the inevitable by either hooking oneself up to a ghastly array of machines or somehow electrochemically uploading the memories we have accumulated our few brief years upon the earth as some kind of accumulated database that might eventually animate some android duplicate of our own visage?

G.K. Chesterton is said to have quipped that the danger when we no longer believe in God is not that we won’t believe in anything but rather that we will end up believing in anything.

by Frederick Meekins

Mind Your Own Condiments

As a part of bread and circuses designed to keep the workers from revolting, an associate's employer bought the staff lunch.

The sandwiches were procured from an establishment that went out of its way to point out that mayo, mustard or catsup would not be available.

Why does everything have to be elevated to the level of some grand struggle poking the average American in the eye regarding the things most of us enjoy?

If you regularly patronize such an establishment, in all likelihood, you are one of these types that believe your own gastronomical peculiarities should be imposed upon everybody else.

If this was just all about free enterprise, wouldn’t the true entrepreneur allow the consumer to make their own policy in regards to condiments?

by Frederick Meekins

A suburban MD eatery called Rhode Island Reds in honor of Communism is closing in part because of the owner's disillusionment with overwhelming bureaucratic intrusion. Isn't that exactly what you deserve if you are going to glorify the most homicidal & liberty destroying ideology to plague modern man?

The printed book may be the preferred or superior conveyance of information. However, that does not mean we third tier intellects should remain silent and shun the electronic means at our disposal to propagate our ideas & perspectives.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Did Lack Of Pollution Spark Global Warming?

Interesting how when America burns coal, we are contributing to global warming, but when Red China does, they are applauded for halting this climate change phenomena.

If school books have profanities in them, concerned parents should be able to read the books verbatim before school board meetings.

America is essentially surrending the space station to the Russians.

Obama Administration Allies Itself With Homicidal Pedophile

To those claiming bad things will happen to Americans in other countries if we do not abide by these diplomatic technicalities, perhaps Americans ought not to be going to these hellhole countries.

Scientists predict people to live to be 1,000. Isn't this season's Torchwood suppose to address this kind of topic?

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Halperin Hullabaloo

An MSNBC analyst called Obama a BLEEP. As spineless as the President is, one shouldn't be so sure he should be categorized as anything so distinctively male.

In the sex-dominated culture of the leftist media, wouldn't calling Obama a BLEEP actually be the highest possible compliment?

Calling Obama a male appendage is no worse than calling anyone else that.

The President is owed no more verbal deference than anybody else.

White House propagandists insist it's inappropriate to refer to any President as a BLEEP. Are you really going to tell me no one ever giggled at the double entnde of referring to Nixon as "Tricky Dick". Or that Clinton was only called "Slick Willy" because of his political acumen and not his philanderous nature.

If the President is this sensitive as to be profoundly disturbed by a single reporter enunciating a reaction to what was definitely not the rhetorical high point of Obama’s public career, how can this President ever hope to stand up to Al Qaeda, the Red Chinese or the Russians?

So long as you don't threaten violence, it is not the concern of the White House how you refer to any president.

How come our ears will shatter if we hear Obama referred to as a BLEEP but there isn't second thought about sending out more information over the airwaves regarding feminine hygiene products and male erectile dysfunction than most members of the respective opposite sexes ever cared to know?

Why on MSNBC is it deemed an outrage to refer to Obama as a "BLEEP but referring to conservatives as "teabaggers" is worthy of a hearty chuckle?

Shouldn’t Americans be more offended that Obama minions called MSNBC in an intimidating manner rather than that Halperin called Obama a BLEEP?

There is nothing in the Constitution authorizing any branch of government to determine the propriety of what names a citizen may call the President. Seems to me one of the document’s primary provisions cautions against the government from doing such a thing.

Maybe if more Americans had the courage to tell a President he’s been acting like a BLEEP, this country wouldn’t be as in bad of shape.

Since Halperin’s elocutionary faux pas, broadcasters have been tripping over themselves as to the necessity of respecting the President. How about the President respecting the American people for a change?

by Frederick Meekins