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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It's high noon in Cocke County

Well it looks like it's the wild, wild west in Schmutzer country. WATE is running an AP story outlining the facts surrounding an apparent abundance of "rights restoration" going on for felons on the Cocke County circuit.

I hate to tell them this, but this is hardly news. This is status quo and has been since I was a child, and I am no spring chicken.

The corruption runs deep in East Tennessee, The common folks here know it, but have no way to mow down the multitude of barriers between the citizenry and the light of day.

Ho hum.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Focus on the Family hawks "ex-gay" film

Mailing list subscribers to the Focus on the Family's action alert listserv were treated to a "3-day special offer" this morning. The smutty propaganda flick offered for your viewing pleasure is "on sale" from now until Monday. Oh, joy! I'm rushing right now to get my credit card to make an online purchase...no...I think I'll get one for Aunt Sally, too.

Could it be that they are having a hard time moving this particular piece of merchandise? Is it possible that the majority of Americans are wising up to their fascist ways and are simply sick of their hatemongering? Or is this part of a concerted effort to goosestep their way into American living rooms with a message of hate and injustice? Could it be all of the above?

Whatever their motivation, it is truly a credit to the sterling value of freedom of speech in the United States of America.

I guess.