June 27th, 2002

Yue grim

Well, That's Annoying

For some reason, my LJ account has been bumped from "Paid User" to "Free User," even though I paid for another year not that long ago. I got my first six months as a present from katayamma, but when those ran out, I bought another year on my own. I love LJ and use it a lot, so I'm happy to support it ... but on the other hand, I paid my fee, I'd like to be credited for it...

-The Gneech
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beachy

I'm Not Sleepin' by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

When the town fool is a liar
and he's preaching to the choir
You've got a lot of explaining that you do
You see, no one likes a quitter
it makes us oh, so bitter
So drop your hat and sit for awhile

Ya see, every now and again
we struggle with our past
We try to stare it in the eye
and pray that it won't last
Most questions that get answered,
they never make much sense
But I decided that I care,
and I'll get right down to it
And I said

I've stopped sleepin',
I told myself I'd never
close my eyes again
I'm not sleepin',
I'm doin' now the best that I can

Well, I like it when you sit,
and get straight down to it
It suits you more than anyone will admit
'Cause there's something in the air
and no one seems to care
Nobody will stand up, not even on a dare.

It's funny how we fool them
with tears behind our smile
So tried and true,
we plow right through
and hope it's worth the while
Most questions that get answered,
they never make much sense
But I decided that I care,
and I'll get right down to it!
And I said

I've stopped sleepin',
I told myself I'd never
close my eyes again
I'm not sleepin',
I'm doin' now the best that I can!

-The Gneech
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    "I'm Not Sleepin'" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Yue grim

The Pledge Thing

I guess there's no getting away from this bit of noise, so I'll go ahead and get this out of the way.

The court is correct, the pledge as written in unconstitutional, and has been ever since it was written in 1954 to help indoctrinate the kiddies against "those godless commies."

Just because you like the pledge, doesn't make them any less correct.

Just because your faith is important to you, doesn't make them any less correct.

The Fed gummint is specifically forbidden from establishing any kind of religion, or from preventing the free exercise of any religion. THIS IS A VERY GOOD THING AND MUST BE PRESERVED. Otherwise we'll have Northern Ireland on our hands, or the kind of crap that goes on in the Middle East, on our doorstep.

As long as schools get their funding from the gummint -- which is also a SUPER BAD IDEA -- then they must not include religious instruction or indoctrination of any kind. Period. End of story. Deal with it.

If you want your kids to say "under God," send them to a totally private school, where it's just dandy. In fact, I think that's a good solution to the whole problem: eliminate public schools. We did perfectly fine without them for a hundred years, and they've done nothing but screw kids up since they were started.

-The Gneech
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Yue grim

FollowUp

Let me just add that, due to the 10th Amendment, MOST of what the gummint does is flatly unconstitutional. Most of our own government, strictly speaking, is completely illegal according to the highest laws of the land.

That very few people seem to care, is a testament to the power of people's desires trumping their minds again and again.

-The Gneech
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