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WRITTEN IN STONE: AN ARCHITECT DEFINES THE CLINTONS
12=30=02 | Mia T

Posted on 12/30/2002 12:33:19 PM PST by Mia T

WRITTEN IN STONE: AN ARCHITECT DEFINES THE CLINTONS

by Mia T, 12-30-02

If mutability of meaning was necessary for the survival of the clintons--their survival hinged ultimately on the deconstruction of words and laws--it is more than a little ironic, and a manifestation of the special sway and shortsightedness of the pathologic ego, that clinton's monument to himself will necessarily define the clintons with the permanance of great inviolate places of iconic architecture.

While a huckster removes meaning from institutions --the wife picked up where the husband left off--an architect encodes meaning in buildings. James S. Polshek, the architect with the dubious distinction of having been commissioned to build the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, believes that a successful architectural solution must necessarily be rooted in relevance.

Just as Polshek's buildings have physical layers, so too do they have layers of meaning. His Rose Center for Earth and Space, for example, is informed formally and programmatically by the historic architecture of a designated landmark even as it redefines itself, (often too self-consciously, in my view), in Star-Trekian terms. Reduced to its essence, the building is the nascent universe before the Big Bang, the promise of the undifferentiated cell in its mother's womb,

The "bridge to the 21st century" was, perhaps, clinton's most delusional conceit, so it is not surprising that it would become clinton's self-referential metaphor of choice. His library was to be that bridge, if he had anything to say about it...

 

 

The architect is often the master of the inside joke, witness Robert Venturi's postmodern chairs. Venturi exploited--unabashedly and with abandon--the vocabulary of Las Vegas, its stage-set-as-reality and its roadside culture--bright, clashing, ugly and fake. The architect's inside joke is his hedge against the sycophancy that comes with patronage.

The flip side of the encoded meaning of the architect is the terrorist's decoding ot it. To bin Laden, the World Trade Center was Jewish capitalism encoded in urban space. If Polshek's vision of clinton's library is a bridge, the inside joke is that, at best, it is a bridge to nowhere.

More likely, it is a bridge to the 7th century...or a doublewide to house clinton double-speak. Take your choice.

 



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; clintonand911; clintoncorruption; clintonfailure; clintonineptitude; clintonlibrary; clintonliebrary; clintonmegalomania
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To: Quix
Hello. No, didn't see the poll. (See the one MiaT has just posted. Good!!!)

But we must all understand. Dictators do not do anything by popular opinion. Dictators do what they do out of a demonically inspired lust for power.

I believe September 11th was greenlighted by the Clintons (to their terrorist friends) who knew in advance what was going to happen that day....in part as an attempt to wrest power from President Bush who had the gall to wrest power from THEM - El Dictators for LIFE or so they thought!

There is One to whom the pomp and fuming and powerlusts of the Clinton Criminal Cabal is mere spitting in the wind - and it is to HIM that we are to bring our prayers for protection from "the evil" and for their removal as a threat to this nation. We battle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities in heavnly places. That's where spiritual warfare comes in.

America was taken "by surprise" in 1992 by the Clinton Crime Gang. That will not happen again - thanks to the efforts of people like DFU, MiaT, and numerous former "insiders" who are going to make it their business to see that the Clinton hell part II does not come to pass. Still - the Clinton "evil" remains with us.

I challenge anyone to name any other entity - near the seat of power - in this nation with the depth of vile hatred of life and goodness and America that is encompassed by that "evil" thing called "Clinton".

51 posted on 12/30/2002 1:59:03 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: ErnBatavia
luv it!
52 posted on 12/30/2002 2:07:10 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
bump to the top
53 posted on 12/30/2002 2:10:41 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Every Marxist dictator has wanted, and has used, these tools of mass control. The anti-terrorism measures have laid the foundations for the next power abusing "President" and who is the most likely such "candidate" standing in the wings - so close to power she is being driven almost insane by the lust for it????


The USA Patriot Act authorizes an American police state
The centerpiece of the new "anti-terror" laws is the USA PATRIOT ACT (Public Law 107-56). Here is how this law affects you.
Cops can now rob your house or office at will:
Under Section 213, police can now secretly break into your home or business if they merely suspect you're involved in any criminal activity involving a computer.

Once they break in, they can seize your records, alter or destroy your computer files, and even plant bugs that report every keystroke you type. They can also secretly seize anything and everything you own, including family heirlooms, your computer, cash, jewelry, and gold. Since the "search" is secret, it will be impossible to legally challenge it -- much less get your property back.

In effect, the USA Patriot Act legalizes home break-ins and robberies by cops nationwide -- not unlike the corrupt LA police Rampart Division which routinely robbed and assaulted citizens they were sworn "to serve and protect."

Big Brother is Watching:
Under Section 207(III) the Feds can now eavesdrop on your phone calls, faxes, and e-mail at will -- without any search warrant. Internet Service Providers must turn over your e-mail records and customer information upon government demand. Telephone companies also must turn over detailed phone records, including any credit-card or bank-account numbers used for payments.

According to CBSNews.com (11/21/01), the FBI is developing new "Magic Lantern" software that can record every keystroke you make on your computer. It could be inserted into your PC via the Internet, and may even be capable of real-time monitoring! [Shades of 1984]

Your financial privacy is being wiped out.
Section 358 compels U.S. and foreign banks -- along with stockbrokers, credit-card companies, and credit-reporting agencies -- to provide detailed information about you to intelligence agencies on demand. You won't even be notified that this information has been requested.

Section 361 greatly expands the power of the IRS Financial Crimes Center (FINCEN) to collect financial information on you from "non-bank networks" (like check-cashing services and barter-systems). This infor-mation will be entered into a new federal database accessible to thousands of cops and bureaucrats, who can use the information to criminally prosecute you or seize your assets. The IRS has already forced MasterCard and American Express to turn over all records of millions of U.S. citizens who have foreign credit cards.

If you are a foreigner who owns U.S. assets, they can be seized upon the mere request of a U.S. prosecutor.

Finally, carrying $10,000 cash in or out of the US (without reporting it) is by itself now considered a federal crime. Your cash will be immediately confiscated.

Anything and everything you own can be seized without trial. Section 302 allows "forfeiture of any assets in connection with the anti-terrorist efforts of the United States." If you contribute even $1 to an organization that the President brands "terrorist," everything you own can be confiscated.

Since September 11th, over $400 million in assets has been seized, including all of the assets of the Global Relief Foundation in Bridgeview, Illinois, which raises some $5 million a year for poor Muslims. According to CBS News, FBI agents removed "furniture and fixtures as well as records." Justice Department officials say they will also go after large contributors to Global and 39 other Muslim charities.

We are all possible "domestic terrorists"
Section 802 of the USA Patriot Act says "domestic terrorism" includes any illegal acts which are "dangerous to human life" or which are "intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population [or] to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion."

This wording is so vague, that police could brand you a 'supporter of terrorism' simply for protesting an unjust law, taking part in a political demonstration where a fist-fight breaks out, or even writing an article that criticizes the War on Terror! Already, similar laws have been used to arrest protesters at anti-abortion demonstration, seize the assets of some defense attorneys, and even arrest 6-year-old children for making "terrorist threats."

Section 813 further states that such "terrorist acts" fall under RICO (the Racketeer-Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act), which allows police to confiscate everything you own based upon mere "suspicion."

The USA Patriot Act is just the beginning
In the wake of 9/11, scores of new anti-terrorist laws and policies have already been enacted including:

Robbing and assaulting airline passengers.
Airports (and many other public places) are now "rights-free zones." Under the eye of armed soldiers, thousands of airline passengers have had legal items like toenail clippers, jewelry, and belts confiscated as potential "weapons." Many are also being molested.

Columnist Rebecca Hagelin reports that a female airport security guard "ran her hands across my breast and up my thighs." Then her 9-year-old daughter was subjected to the same treatment. WorldNetDaily.com publisher Joseph Farah says his 15-year-old daughter was "told to unbutton her pants and roll them down below the beltline." In Atlanta, 72 women have filed suit for sexual molestation by male airport security screeners.

National ID cards and internal passports.The "Drivers License Modernization Act of 2002" (HR 4633) mandates that all state drivers licenses be standardized "smart cards" that would include your Social Security number, digitized photo, and "biometric" identifiers such as your fingerprints or retinal scan. This won't stop criminals or terrorists, who routinely steal or forge IDs.

However, your license will be linked to a national database now being created which will enable the government to control your every movement and track every dollar you spend.

Some officials are even calling for these ID cards to be mandatory for boarding a bus, train, or cruise ship -- or even to rent a car! That would transform your driver's license into an internal passport. Just like in the former Soviet Union, government bureaucrats could prevent you from traveling!

"Star chamber" military tribunals.
These tribunals strip away your most basic legal protections. Before these tribunals, you have no presumption of innocence, hearsay evidence can be used to convict you, and there is no independent jury. Instead you are judged by military officers who work for the same boss as the prosecutors trying to convict you. Military tribunals can even order that you be summarily executed -- without appeal.

Dictatorship is at our doorstep
Universal surveillance, arbitrary property seizures, imprisonment without trial, "kangaroo-court" tribunals, and summary execution of "suspects" were the hallmarks of the brutal dictatorships in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia -- and continue today in repressive countries like Saddam Hussein's Iraq. These abuses have no place in a free and civilized society.

54 posted on 12/30/2002 2:11:47 PM PST by eshu
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To: Mind-numbed Robot; All
The subliminal kid's psychoanalytic rage sounds more than vaguely familiar...
 
 
"Who is Juanita Broaddrick? I've never heard of her!" cried Betty Friedan, the founder of modern feminism. Friedan's outburst came at last Friday's conference, entitled "The Legacy and Future of Hillary Rodham Clinton." Held at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. D.C., the event offered a chilling microcosm of an angry, divided America.
 
For nearly an hour, a five-woman panel had been debating whether Hillary qualified as a "feminist heroine." I thought Broaddrick's claim of having been raped by Hillary's husband had some bearing on this point, so I broached the subject during the question-and-answer period. Friedan's dyspeptic denial followed.
 
Was Friedan telling the truth? Maybe. And maybe all those millions of Germans who professed ignorance of the death camps were telling the truth too. The problem is, having admitted her ignorance, Friedan showed no interest in exploring the matter further. And that was the problem with the Germans too.
 
Totalitarian impulses flourished at the conference. Taking a page from Soviet psychiatry, some Clintonites suggested that Hillary hating might be a mental illness. . .
 

Richard Poe, The Hillary Conspiracy


55 posted on 12/30/2002 2:19:14 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Fred Mertz
You beat me, too. ;)
56 posted on 12/30/2002 2:25:20 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I agree with you.

I do believe the card project would be a good way to put legs to our prayers.

There are those dreams and visions a number of Christians have had seeing W's limo rocketed--following which a Dictator takes over the USA. Some of them have FELT it would be DILLDO.

Certainly what will be, will be. Yet, God has often been moved by the prayers and righteous actions of His children.

Perhaps those after the Felons in chief will be worse. But at least we could have some satisfaction in gumming up their work at least a good bit. Perhaps we could even by God's grace delay the scheduled traumas somewhat--perhaps even a few years. That would be a great chance to invite more into The Kingdom.

Thanks,
57 posted on 12/30/2002 2:30:34 PM PST by Quix
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To: That Subliminal Kid
"The Koreans are responsible adults and if they should set off a nuclear bomb, they will be held accountable."

The Korean leader is NOT a responsible adult as he has clearly demonstrated by breaking the agreements naively engineered by Carter and Clinton. He IS a power hungry Marxist maniac who prefers to develop WMDs while his people starve. One can easily extrapolate that when looks to the South he sees the solution to his economic problems. So once he has sufficient nuclear weapons and missiles of delivery with which he can threaten both S. Korea and the USA he will march his strong army into SK confident that neither SK or the US will risk losing millions of its citizens in a nuclear exchange. The fact of the matter is that this maniac does not believe he will be held accountable.

58 posted on 12/30/2002 2:41:33 PM PST by NilesJo
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Quilla; wjcsux; eshu; jonascord; That Subliminal Kid; raisincane; ...
PERHAPS you folk would be willing to consider the following poll and project, if you haven't before.

Reducing or even just sorting the vast archives of Alamo-Girl on SHRILLERY is a big task.

Editing all the selections and sharpening them into gripping, motivating, startling chunks of info suitable for 3X5 cards and preprinted 'trading' cards is another big task.

And, I suspect there would be other detailed sorts of support tasks toward getting the two versions ready for distribution.

Doug from upland suggests getting a sponsor for the preprinted ones. Finding a sponsor or sponsors takes work.

Designing graphics for those suitable takes work.

THE CHALLENGE IS TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WHO ARE NOT AWARE OF THE FACTS OF SHRILLERY/SKULLERY'S FELONIES--TO BECOME AWARE ENOUGH TO AVOID VOTING HER BACK INTO THE WHITEHOUSE.

Besides, such a mass of cards in the country would go a long way toward raising the body politic's awareness of the stakes and facts of the 'commie takeover' of our country and how far it's gone already.

PERHAPS, YOU CAN SEND ME RESPONSES TO THESE POLL QUESTIONS.

1) A) use preprinted cards OR B) 3X5 cards printed on your printer? C) or both (for different sorts of target populations or for expense reasons)



2) Approximately how many of your friends, associates, acquaintances and people in shops, on the street and on buses etc. could you REALISTICALLY IMAGINE yourself passing such cards out to?

(A) 1-3; (B) 4-8; (C) 9-15; (D) 16-25; (E) 26-50; (F) 51 & UP

3) Would you be interested in collecting such cards?



4) Would you be interested in buying a set of say 25, 50, 100 cards for certain high priority people in your life as education or as a collector's item? How many such people could you imagine giving a set of cards to vs an individual card?

(A) 1-2 (B) 3-4 (C) 5-7 (D) 8-10 (E) 11-15 (F) 16 or more

5) Would you be interested in volunteering your skills, time and energy for such a project? If so, what would you like to offer to the project in terms of skills and time?


59 posted on 12/30/2002 2:49:52 PM PST by Quix
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To: Mia T
Notice the lack of parking spaces?

sw

60 posted on 12/30/2002 3:01:20 PM PST by spectre
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To: eshu; All
In my view, the "unalienable Rghts," of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" are an ordered list of decreasing import.

Without life, the rest is meaningless, and terrorism threatens life.

As for the threat of abuse of the USA PATRIOT ACT, the reasoning is circular.

Honest leaders won't exploit the the USA PATRIOT ACT to violate us and, as we have seen, despots like the clintons don't require the USA PATRIOT ACT to violate us.

61 posted on 12/30/2002 3:02:04 PM PST by Mia T
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To: spectre

Good observation.

I don't think the rapist drives...or perhaps he's protecting the Buddy replacement from SUVs.

In this season of gift horses and attack dogs, let's not forget Buddy...

Sources: White House Lobbied For Clinton Nobel Peace Prize Updated Friday, October 13, 2000 By Rita Cosby WASHINGTON -- Two Norwegian public-relations executives and one member of the Norwegian Parliament say they were contacted by the White House to help campaign for President Clinton to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his work in trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East.

Clinton Lobbies for Nobel Prize: What a Punk

 

 

There's been speculation in the last few months that Clinton was pursuing a Mideast peace accord in an effort to win the prize and secure his legacy as president.

AIDES PUSH CLINTON FOR THE NOBEL

 

 
At the time, clinton observed: "I made more progress in the Middle East than I did between Socks and Buddy." Retrospectively, it is clear that clinton's characterization was not correct.

Buddy Death Report Raises More Questions Than It Answers

 

 

Buddy Death Report Raises More Questions Than It Answers
 
By MIA T
 

 

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Jan. 4 -- The clinton-PR-machine-generated report of the death of Buddy, the impeached ex-president's chocolate Labrador, raises more questions than it answers. The report states: "Buddy playfully took after a contractor leaving the Clinton home about noon and was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Route 117 at the bottom of Old House Lane...Neither Mr. Clinton nor Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton were [sic] home at the time. The only comment they will make on the matter is by way of a statement issued by Mrs. Clinton's office: 'My best memory is that I did not have any involvement in that death.'"
 
Buddy
1997-2002

The report fails to explain how Buddy was able to wrest from the strong arm of the Secret Service and negotiate the multimillion-dollar, taxpayer-financed retrofits that were installed to make the poorly located suburban house safe for the universally despised former first couple. The report also fails to include a timeline detailing the whereabouts of the clintons on the day of the death. The clinton report's indictment of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) has caused incipient whispers of a vast left-wing conspiracy and the ever-expanding list of dead adverse clinton witnesses to fill the Senate cloakroom.

 

 

Buddy was a 1997 'gift' from a 'benefactor' who subscribed to the notion: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog," particularly sage advice for a DC couple forever mired in scandal and antipathy. Whether Buddy also subscribed to that notion was questioned as recently as last January when he entangled himself in clinton's legs, dropping the impeached ex-president to the pavement; clinton insisted at the time that there was no malevolence involved, that they were simply playing a game of fetch. clinton refused to say who was doing the fetching.
(see BILL & HILL & BUDDY & HELEN, Helen Thomas Syndrome: THE SYMPTOMS )

 

 

The White House reported that the clintons' first First Pet, Socks, a cat, "greeted the canine acquisition with a hiss previously reserved only for Ken Starr." Because Buddy remained Socks' nemesis throughout the clinton dog days, Socks was eventually exiled to Virginia, to the suburban home of Betty Currie, former clinton subornee and sex scheduler. At the time, clinton observed: "I made more progress in the Middle East than I did between Socks and Buddy." Retrospectively, it is clear that clinton's characterization was not correct.

 

 

Buddy web sites quickly exploded in cyberspace. (Socks web sites, too, Socks would add.) Mrs. clinton, a long-time adherent of synergistic exploitation, "authored" an instant book about three groups favored for exploitation by the clintons: dogs, cats and children. "Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets" was published by the clintons' personal agitprop-and-money-laundering machine, Simon & Schuster. (see Is hillary clinton's $8M "book advance" a Peter-Principle artifact?)

Although Chappaqua locals share the national repugnance for the clintons, their feelings never spilled over to Buddy. "The big highlight for people was, 'I just saw Buddy,' never mind Mr. and Mrs. Clinton," said Christine Meyer, owner of Wags and Whiskers here.


62 posted on 12/30/2002 3:10:43 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Bttt
63 posted on 12/30/2002 3:13:53 PM PST by firewalk
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To: Mia T
Bump
64 posted on 12/30/2002 3:16:50 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: Mia T
Honest leaders won't exploit the the USA PATRIOT ACT to violate us and, as we have seen, despots like the clintons don't require the USA PATRIOT ACT to violate us.

So it is OK to give the govt. permission to wiretap, eavesdrop on, track, search and secretly try us, because the good guys won't abuse this power and the bad guys won't ask for permission to do it anyway?

It sounds like that's what you are saying, and if so, I think you might want to take another look at who actually has the "circular" reasoning here.

65 posted on 12/30/2002 3:54:46 PM PST by eshu
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To: Mia T
Don't you think it is an absolute scream that the clinton lie-brary looks like a huge house trailer? Is that a message from the architect? he he
66 posted on 12/30/2002 4:00:40 PM PST by Ditter
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To: My2Cents
If it isn't it should be an inflated condom to put the Clinton's egos in.
67 posted on 12/30/2002 4:01:22 PM PST by VOYAGER
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To: eshu
You omitted the first part of my answer; in my view, the ordered importance of our unalienable rights make the USA PATRIOT ACT not only OK, but essential.

It is a sad reality that asymmetric warfare has transmuted "inalienable rights" to luxuries we can ill afford.
68 posted on 12/30/2002 4:09:30 PM PST by Mia T
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To: That Subliminal Kid
...everyone who suffered and died under their rule.

Not applicable to the Clintoons? How about Vince Foster and Ron Brown ...just for starters?

69 posted on 12/30/2002 4:20:42 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier
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To: Ditter
Precisely. The FLASH MOVIE spells it out in doublewide detail.

The bigger hoot is that the rapist was too busy with his self-referential puffery to see the trailer-trash metaphor right in front of his WC-Fieldesque, cocaine-etched nose.

70 posted on 12/30/2002 4:20:50 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Hello, mea culpa on omitting the first part of your reply.

I guess I see this issue the same way I see gun control. There are those who say "It's OK if the govt. disarms us - we can trust them to protect us like a parent protects a child."

If there was a some way you could GUARANTEE me an honest leader to whom I could hand over the keys to my life then I would gladly allow them read my mail, listen to my phone conversations, search my home, review my credit card purchases, and do all of the other wonderful things allowed by the PATRIOT ACT.

The problems is, these aren't parents, but politicians. They're not related to us, they don't know us, and what's more, they change every 4 years or so! Add to that the fact that their careers are based on PR and influence peddling and I just don't feel comfortable handing over the reins to my life in this way.

However, people do get the leaders they deserve, we wouldn't have surrendered our freedoms in this matter if that wasn't what most people wanted, so I suppose we will have to just cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Anyway, the horse is already out of the barn, so that's all we can do now anyway is hope for the best. That, and pray.

71 posted on 12/30/2002 4:47:58 PM PST by eshu
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To: Mia T
Sorry, my Webtv is not able to view your Flash Movies. I know they are good but I can't go there, girl fren.
72 posted on 12/30/2002 4:59:38 PM PST by Ditter
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To: eshu
No doubt, it is a conundrum.

My view on gun control v. protection from a despotic govt: Given the technological asymmetry between the weapons of govt. and those of the people, self-protection is an illusion and the 4th amendment is moot.
73 posted on 12/30/2002 5:07:03 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Luv ya, Mia T!

And a bump.
74 posted on 12/30/2002 5:11:12 PM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: Mia T
What ever happened to our spy in the klintoon WH, "Socks the cat?"
75 posted on 12/30/2002 5:15:58 PM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: Mia T
Given the technological asymmetry between the weapons of govt. and those of the people, self-protection is an illusion and the 4th amendment is moot.

OUCH! You're right, but it hurts to think about...!

76 posted on 12/30/2002 5:25:53 PM PST by eshu
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To: Mia T
Excellent points.

Though, if all things were equal, I'd still prefer the text of the written law to discourage government overreaching as much as possible and functional.
77 posted on 12/30/2002 5:53:08 PM PST by Quix
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To: Mia T
A simple thank you from a fellow freeper.
78 posted on 12/30/2002 6:14:11 PM PST by oldironsides
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To: Mia T
Good catch - MiaT and good graphic again.

Yes, the Communist Butchers are masters at using pscyhological "charges" and tactics against those who "object" to their totalitarian butcheries, aren't they? Tactics endorsed - and, indeed - on the doorstep of being re-used - in once sane America.....should these butchers ever take the reins of power again in America. May the people of Venezuela, fighting their own Communist butcher, be our inspiration and, with God's help, successful model of opposition to what one day COULD befall America: Totalitarian power seizure led by the She-Witch, Hillary Clinton.

She should really read what the Bible has to say about "wickedness" and those who "do evil"......their end is not pretty.

79 posted on 12/30/2002 7:47:22 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: All
Now - now - watch it! I meant "end" as in "completion of their life on this earth". e.g: Psalm 94:

1 O LORD , the God who avenges,
O God who avenges, shine forth.
2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
pay back to the proud what they deserve.
3 How long will the wicked, O LORD ,
how long will the wicked be jubilant?

4 They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers are full of boasting.
5 They crush your people, O LORD ;
they oppress your inheritance.
6 They slay the widow and the alien;
they murder the fatherless.
7 They say, "The LORD does not see;
the God of Jacob pays no heed."

8 Take heed, you senseless ones among the people;
you fools, when will you become wise?
9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear?
Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man;
he knows that they are futile.

12 Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD ,
the man you teach from your law;
13 you grant him relief from days of trouble,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not reject his people;
he will never forsake his inheritance.
15 Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the LORD had given me help,
I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, "My foot is slipping,"
your love, O LORD , supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought joy to my soul.

20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you-
one that brings on misery by its decrees?
21 They band together against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the LORD has become my fortress,
and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23 He will repay them for their sins
and destroy them for their wickedness;
the LORD our God will destroy them.

80 posted on 12/30/2002 7:52:20 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: eshu
You are tooooo correct for comfort, certainly.

Nevertheless, it's better to be able to slow em down than to follow like totally incapacitated sheep.

Then there's Ghandi.

And Jesus.

Awesome principles involved.

I don't really see myself using human arms to protect myself. I could imagine a situation where I might to protect others less able to do so themselves.
81 posted on 12/30/2002 9:04:29 PM PST by Quix
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Do you doubt that She-Who-Wants-To-Be-Obeyed has already drafted some really nasty EOs? Unfortunately for her, Mia T, most FReepers, and some fervently praying Christians are on the case. "I exhort therefore that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made..."
82 posted on 12/30/2002 9:25:12 PM PST by 185JHP
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
"The LORD, our God will destroy them"..

Amen

sw

83 posted on 12/31/2002 6:08:56 AM PST by spectre
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To: Mia T
If Polshek's vision of clinton's library is a bridge, the inside joke is that, at best, it is a bridge to nowhere.

Mia, I can buy that interpretation, but from one who lives in these parts, (my home town is a little over a hunnerd miles upstream from this place, which is more fortuitous than living downstream in, say, the lower Mississippi which the Arkansas feeds into. What's this gonna do to the drinking water in New Orleans?)

It looks like just a big ol' hyperthyroid single-wide on the NASTY OLD ARKANSAS RIVER! It's always either at flood stage or almost empty. In the summer the earth around here is green and lush, but in winter the lower Arkansas river has got to be one of the grayest, most drab places on earth, permeated with foamy pollution from upstream farm erosion. Near the river, if there's no wind, there's always the smell of decaying bottom-feeders.

84 posted on 12/31/2002 7:50:57 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
no stable loft too foul,
no rear shanty too provisional,
no tenement room too small for his workroom
as these conditions imply low rental.
 

Thx for providing the contextual info. There goes the neighborhood.

Foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 

85 posted on 12/31/2002 2:07:44 PM PST by Mia T
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To: All
corrections/additions

WRITTEN IN STONE: AN ARCHITECT DEFINES THE CLINTONS

 

by Mia T, 12-30-02

 

If mutability of meaning was necessary for the survival of the clintons--their survival hinged ultimately on the deconstruction of words and laws--it is more than a little ironic, and a manifestation of the special sway and shortsightedness of the pathologic ego, that clinton's monument to himself will necessarily define the clintons with the permanance of great inviolate places of iconic architecture.

Whereas a huckster removes meaning from institutions --the wife picked up where the husband left off--an architect encodes meaning in buildings. James S. Polshek, the architect with the dubious distinction of having been commissioned to build the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, believes that a successful architectural solution must necessarily be rooted in relevance.

Just as Polshek's buildings have physical layers, so too do they have layers of meaning. His Rose Center for Earth and Space, for example, is informed formally and programmatically by the historic architecture of a designated landmark even as it redefines itself, (often too self-consciously, in my view), in Star-Trekian terms. Reduced to its essence, the building is the nascent universe before the Big Bang, the promise of the undifferentiated cell in its mother's womb,

The "bridge to the 21st century" was, perhaps, clinton's most delusional conceit, so it is not surprising that it would become clinton's self-referential metaphor of choice. His library was to be that bridge, if he had anything to say about it...

 

The architect is often the master of the inside joke, witness Robert Venturi's postmodern chairs. Venturi exploited--unabashedly and with abandon--the vocabulary of Las Vegas, its stage-set-as-reality and its roadside culture--bright, clashing, ugly and fake. The architect's inside joke is his hedge against the sycophancy that comes with patronage.

The flip side of the encoded meaning of the architect is the terrorist's decoding of it. To bin Laden, the World Trade Center was Jewish capitalism encoded in urban space. If Polshek's vision of clinton's library is a bridge, the inside joke is that, at best, it is a bridge to nowhere.

More likely, it is a bridge to the 7th century...or a doublewide to house clinton double-speak. Take your choice.

copyright Mia T 2002


86 posted on 12/31/2002 2:16:41 PM PST by Mia T
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To: oldironsides; All

87 posted on 12/31/2002 2:22:20 PM PST by Mia T
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To: martin_fierro
bump!
88 posted on 12/31/2002 2:50:14 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Mia, your talent, literacy and eloquence are a blessing to those of us who know you in cyberspace. Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful new year.
89 posted on 12/31/2002 2:59:05 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner; Ditter; All

"My client had nothing to do with the low-rent, trailer-park trash politicians who infested our country for the past eight years."

--Michael Rosen, lawyer for Thomas Gambino, son of late Mafia boss Carlo Gambino

New York Post via The Wall Street Journal

(Michael Rosen was understandably eager to distance his client, a convicted loan shark, from the clintons. Another Thomas Gambino reportedly paid $50,000 to roger clinton in an unsuccessful effort to get a pardon for his father, Rosario Gambino.),

WRITTEN IN STONE: AN ARCHITECT DEFINES THE CLINTONS

Democrat Debacle of '02

Q ERTY8

doublewide

BUMP!


90 posted on 01/01/2003 9:24:02 AM PST by Mia T
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To: All
 

 

 

The only way they can win is to convince people that we're space aliens.

--bill clinton

 
 

 

 
 
June 9, 1999
 
Peggy Noonan's excellent piece in yesterday's Wall Street Journal is really the story of the death of democracy. At its core it is the description of the human double helix gone terribly awry, of a denatured protein grotesquely twisted, of two mutant, tangled strands of DNA, the basest imaginable of base pairs linked permanently, as firmly as guanine to cytosine, bill inexorably to hillary and conversely, doing what they do best, and doing it relentlessly.
 
Killing.
Killing insidiously.
Killing as they pose and pander and feel our pain.
 
My only complaint is with Peggy Noonan's title.
The Mad Boomer, doesn't begin to capture candidate clinton considered separately or even taken as the self-anointed "twofer," permanently conjoined at that cavity conspicuously empty except for ego, that place where brain and soul and guts and heart normally reside.
 
This is not to say that she -- that they -- are not both quite mad and of that self-indulgent, arrogantly, ignorantly solipsistic age sandwiched flatly between yesterday's innocence and tomorrow's insouciance. Rather, it is that their madness and their boomerism don't even begin to explain their noxious influence: The cloying, internally inconsistent clinton calculus. The unspoken clinton threats. They permeate the atmosphere like a coiling miasma, choking off all freedom.
 
Even in New York.
Especially in New York.
When she wrote "The New Colossus," Emma Lazarus hardly had in mind this pair of mutant, deadly, twisted aliens.
 
So forget Arkansas-Illinois carpetbaggery and standard issue muckraking. The clintons are aliens of quite another sort. They are extrinsic, not of this world. They are inhuman. They are dehumanizing.
 
You may recall that the first act of this story of two degenerates maintained by iterating idiots, farce of farce ad infinitum, was generated quite by accident by iterated AlGoreRhythm, who, it should be noted, is now himself the object of iterated calculation by said degenerates who want iteration 2004 all for themselves.
 
And thus the odd bit of bloody Gore in Act II: The ugly sight of a corrupt, bottom-heavy hillary self-impaled on the horns of a Treason-Dilemma- masquerading-as-a-Third-Term-Dilemma-masquerading-as-a-Senate-stampede, for example, or bill's recent unsolicited, underwhelming Times interview on the Gore candidacy.
 
Act I was called "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover." Ostensibly the tale of the wife of a bloodthirsty crime boss who finds romance with a bland bookseller between courses at her husband's restaurant, it was in fact the Thyestean and moveable -- yet unmoving -- feast of hillary clinton at her husband's sham restitution. (Note the reciprocity. The sham restitution in Act II is all hillary's.)
 
Food, color coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism were the exotic (if mostly horizontal) fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern memoir which passed as ancient fable about nouveau riche rapacity.
Not for the faint at heart, Purple Hearts or queazy stomachs, this depiction of the gross debasement of America was heavily peppered with irony and dark humor throughout.
 
Although she baked no cookies, didn't do illicit land or cattle d eals and stood by no man, hillary clinton starred in the triple role of the Cook, the Thief and his Wife. Her lover was played at once vaporously and in workmanlike fashion by the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt, with Janet Reno, between her stints rendering intermittent injustice for the Husband, as the reliable stand-in. Sidney Blumenthal was the stand-in for the Cook and Craig Livingstone the stand-in for the Thief. The last-minute addition of Christopher Hitchens as the snitch was a stroke of absolute genius notwithstanding its cerebral accident, its predictable-if-perfect pitch and its facile alliteration.
 
Although Act I had no rating, the new clinton soccer-mom directive will require a photo ID for any viewer without independent proof of illegal alien DNC or DNA sequencing.
 
 
In Act II, rabid anti-clinton voters, roughly 33% of the U.S. populace according to as-yet-unpodded pollsters, become increasingly aware that they are disappearing in droves and being replaced by alien pod replicas which have their physical attributes but lack all anti-clinton affect.
 
If Act I was a thinly veiled allegory about naked clintonism, then Act II is a parable about the plan for world domination by the Establishment, aged hippies in pinstripes all, with their infantile, solipsistic world view amazingly untouched by time.

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

 

 

  It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth,
and listen to the song of that siren
till she transforms us into beasts.
Is this the part of wise men,
engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?
Are we disposed to be the number of those
who, having eyes, see not,
and having ears, hear not,
the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost,
I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst, and to provide for it.
-----------------Patrick Henry

In a dark time, the eye begins to see.

----------------- Theodore Roethke


91 posted on 01/02/2003 9:45:47 AM PST by Mia T
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To: OKSooner
hyperthyroid single-wide on the NASTY OLD ARKANSAS RIVER!

Of course, you are right about the single-wide proportions. I was taking poetic licence. ;)

The site looks so uninviting -- barren and parched.

Your description of the river brings to mind a certain Hollywood folly--smell-o-vision. I can imagine a mephitic clintonian stench rising up from the river right on cue and permeating the LIE-brary like a coiling miasma, causing a collective nausea that is 10 years too late.

92 posted on 01/05/2003 4:12:49 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
I suppose a double-wide WOULD be more Presidential, in a Hot Springs sort of way. Probably more anatomically correct as well...
93 posted on 01/05/2003 7:38:01 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
The Presidential
It's time for your dreams to come true
 
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94 posted on 01/06/2003 10:43:38 AM PST by Mia T
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To: OKSooner
Technically, the LIE-brary is deceptively doublewide, much like the clintons, themselves.

Note the bump-outs. The LIE-brary is doublewide at the bump-outs.
95 posted on 01/06/2003 10:57:17 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Indeed it is, Mia, just as it says "Presidential", in a self-defining way.

Emperor's new trailer house?

96 posted on 01/06/2003 7:59:45 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: ErnBatavia
 
 
 
68 rms riv view
NY househunting for AR felons

 

 
by Mia T
 
 
 
 

In my view, "Newgate" would be the perfect home for the clintons.

Erected in rural country ("pleasant, airy, and salubrious," as Thomas Eddy called the site in his 1801 book), Newgate was located about two miles above City Hall in what is now Greenwich Village. (Selling point: Hillary-as-Giuliani-irritant is inversely proportional to distance of clinton abode from City Hall.) Construction was begun in the summer of 1796 and finished in late 1797.

 

On four acres overlooking the Hudson River, the Doric-style building is of two stories with a cupola, surrounded by a stone wall ranging from 14 to 23 feet high. It contains 54 12-by-18-foot rooms designed for eight persons each; there are also 14 single rooms, eight feet by six feet and 14-foot high, with windows eight feet from the floor, for a total capacity of 446 occupants. A large room for a chapel was set aside, as were living quarters for the keeper and his family. Another two-story building of brick, 200 feet long by 20 feet wide, contains the work-shops. There is also a garden "in excellent order," as Eddy wrote. The entire cost of the grounds, buildings, and a wharf on the river-front was originally $208,846. The first 'residents' arrived Nov.28, 1797.

 

 

Caveat emptor!

The clintons would be wrong to automatically equate the creepingly leftist location and incipiently leftist penal code of New York's first state prison with suitability.

Although Newgate was the embodiment of a new, "more enlightened" penal code--prior to Newgate, 16 crimes were punishable by death in New York, including murder, rape, robbery, treason, burglary, the taking of goods from a church, forgery and counterfeiting--it must be emphasized that treason and murder were retained as capital offenses as were all other felonies, if committed a second time.

Truth-in-advertising compels me to disclose that Newgate no longer exists. But this small detail should pose absolutely no problem for the clintons and their promiscuous campaigns, all of which being, after all, mock documentaries about non-entities, the paradoxical personification of nothingness.

 


97 posted on 01/08/2003 5:05:10 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Love those early morning wakeup bumps!
98 posted on 01/08/2003 5:13:49 AM PST by ErnBatavia ((Bumperootus))
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Suggest "Dictatrix"...? I like to call her "Commissar." "Herr General Hillary" does the job, too.
99 posted on 01/08/2003 5:21:18 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mia T
Very nice
essay on the political implications of aesthetics. I liked best the reference to a double-wide, though the picture looks like a single-wide bridge to nowhere...
100 posted on 01/08/2003 5:22:56 AM PST by Mamzelle
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