Archive for ‘zappa’

August 8, 2009

Zappa to Tea Parties

by Smitty

Frank had a potty mouth, so I put it up over at effing conservatives, but it’s a nice reggae groove that seems to be a prescient note about the SEIU to the Tea Parties: “We’ve got to stick together”.

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April 22, 2009

The Central Scrutinizer Lives, Your Freedom Dies

by Smitty (h/t Insty)

The madness of it all astounds. Are we going to have to repeat the Montana 2nd Amendment pattern for food, too?

Critics say that the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (H.R. 875), introduced in early February by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), will “effectively criminalize organic gardening,” conceivably outlaw “seed banking,” and will serve as part of a concerted Monsanto conspiracy to drive all but corporate agri-business out of the food production racket.
According to the office of Rep. DeLauro, the bill was inspired by a recent wave of contaminated food recalls and is supported by consumer groups both organic and non-organic. The bill should also, if it has the effect of increasing consumer confidence in the food supply promised, be of ultimate benefit to big food production companies whose livelihoods depend on public trust in the food supply.* (Which means that they have every incentive to police themselves, and in the enormous staggering majority of the time they manage to do business without killing or harming their customers.)

This calls for another Zappa moment:
[s/music/agriculture/ in the following quotation]

CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER:
This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER…it is my responsibility to enforce all the laws that haven’t been passed yet. It is also my responsibility to alert each and every one of you to the potential consequences of various ordinary everyday activities you might be performing which could eventually lead to The Death Penalty (or affect your parents’ credit rating). Our criminal institutions are full of little creeps like you who do wrong things…and many of them were driven to these crimes by a horrible force called agriculture! Our studies have shown that this horrible force is so dangerous to society at large that laws are being drawn up at this very moment to stop it forever! Cruel and inhuman punishments are being carefully described in tiny paragraphs so they won’t conflict with the Constitution (which, itself, is being modified in order to accommodate THE FUTURE). I bring you now a special presentation to show what can happen to you if you choose a career in agriculture . . .

April 16, 2009

Moving to Montana Soon…

by Smitty (h/t: Volokh)

From the blogosphereic equivalent of Perry Mason, we hear:

Montana’s staunchly pro-Second Amendment Governor, Democrat Brian Schweitzer, has signed Montana HB 246, the Montana Firearms Freedom Act. The bill declares that a firearm which is manufactured in Montana, and never leaves the State of Montana, “is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.”

…gonna be a dental floss tycoon: