sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

FREE SPEECH & The Police

The Right to Free Speech ->

Before you watch the video, I want you to consider your rights to self expression in a free land. I want you to ponder what you always wanted to tell the police when they stopped you for a minor traffic violation.

Maybe one day the police will be warm and caring. Maybe one day they will give up eating red meat for tofu. Maybe one day they will take flower arranging classes instead of martial arts to get in touch with their inner child. Maybe one day they will turn in their semi-automatic handguns for less lethal feather-dusters. Maybe one day you will be able to get away with insulting them at will without ending up in the gray-bar hotel or looking up while laying flat on a gurney in the emergency room of a hospital.

But it's not one day. It's today.

And discretion is the better part of valor.

Sometimes "Sorry Officer" is not quite enough.

Cell Phone Karma

I'm one of those people who think you look silly with the little ear piece tucked into your ear while your Blue Tooth cell phone is in your pocket. I know you're carrying on an important conversation, gesturing, shouting, and so forth - seemingly to yourself. One day, maybe soon, the phone company will have an implant that can be tucked neatly under your skin so that you don't need any exterior device to be connected to the superhighway all the time.

UNTIL THEN, it's just as annoying when you're in a movie or a church and somebody needs to "take a call" immediately. You always wish for karma (the law of cause and effect) to engage on your behalf when this happens.

The video portrays just such a karmic event: