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Friday, August 10, 2007


hy·poc·ri·sy- Pronunciation: hi-'pä-kr&-sE also hI-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -sies
Etymology: Middle English ypocrisie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin hypocrisis, from Greek hypokrisis act of playing a part on the stage, hypocrisy, from hypokrinesthai to answer, act on the stage, from hypo- + krinein to decide
1 : a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion
2 : an act or instance of hypocrisy

For example: a policeman driving a police car over the posted limit, or running a stop sign, or not wearing a seatbelt, or doing any number of things that you or I would get pulled over and cited for.
Or something like the Governor of (the People's Republic of) California signing a bill prohibiting the sales of violent video games to minors. Thankfully the law was struck down as unconstitutional even in the PRoC. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? The same man who made his immense personal fortune with such cinematic masterpieces as Commando, Raw Deal, and Red Sonia is saying young people should be shielded from violence? Did I miss a meeting or something?
How about Nancy Pelosi, one of the major proponents for gun control in this country, who had a Concealed Carry permit last I heard (and carried a .38 in her purse.) If you live in Kalifornia go check and see how easy it is for Joe Citizen to acquire a Carry permit.
Wake up people, I can't do it all myself. If the news doesn't piss you off, you aren't paying attention. I don't mean the latest pathetic antics of (insert random useless celebrity name here,) I'm talking about the almost daily erosion of our civil rights in this country in the name of "Security" or "Public Safety." If it were as hard to get a driver's license as it is to get a permit to carry a gun in this country the streets would be practically deserted and tens of thousands of lives would be saved every year because accidents would almost never happen. Besides, owning and/or carrying a gun is a right granted to all Americans (with notable exceptions) by the Constitution. (Actually the Constitution says the Federal Government has no power to infringe or otherwise restrict that right, but I digress.) A driver's license, on the other hand, is a privilege extended to citizens and can be granted or revoked by each state as they see fit. Any half-retarded chimpanzee over 16 can get a driver's license in this country and drive anywhere. Even with a carry permit, there's a fairly extensive list of places you can't go "strapped."
There is a huge difference between rights and privileges but no one seems to be interested any more. How lazy and pathetic have we become that studying and knowing your rights is deemed a hassle or inconvenience?

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