Thursday, December 06, 2007

You! Off my planet!

By way of Richard Steven's article in SWAT Magazine, we have been enlightened as to the existence of these critters.

Ye tapdancing gods. Any Gentle Readers who may have blood sugar disorders may not want to click upon that link.

I've seldom seen so much fluffy pink cotton-candy-land bunny-dreams in one place.

Do further note that the weight of the environmentally-safe Love Beads adorning the neck of Congresscritter Dennis Kucinich have apparently choked off the blood supply to his last remaining functional neurons -- because he hauled off and sponsored HR 808 in the US House of Representatives calling for the formation of a cabinet-level "Department of Peace and Non-Violence" on behalf of these nit-wits.

Again.

I'm not sure what excuse would explain the other 67 cosponsors -- although I do note that all 68 are Democrats. Too many hits off the bong would be my guess, although constant repetition of the chorus to "Kum-Ba-Yah" has been suspected to cause cerebral tissue to ooze out of the ears and hide whimpering in dark corners.

I am happy to report that HR 808 is currently languishing in committee -- unloved and ignored -- and is probably not going anywhere anytime soon.

Which is a Damned Good Thing.

However, I also note that -- if unchallenged -- this kind of sappy, ivory-tower, saccharine bushwa has a nasty habit of being resurrected time and again. As, indeed, this one has in the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses -- in addition to the current Session.

*sigh*

If my Gentle Readers would be so kind, would y'all mind spreading the news about this bushwa; keeping a weather eye out for further incarnations; and -- just maybe -- dropping a snail-mail letter to your Congresscritter expressing your concerns?

Appreciate it.

LawDog

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about they lump them all into a large Peace, Whining and National Defencelessness package.

They could call it the PWND, and it would be quite fitting....

Babs RN said...

...and in the same land as the Department of Peace and Nonviolence...

...Anything not good for you is bad, hence, illegal. Alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, meat . . .
John Spartan: Are you sh**ing me?
A computer: John Spartan, you are fined one credit for a violation of the verbal morality statute.
John Spartan: What the Hell is that?
A computer: John Spartan, you are fined one credit . . .
Lenina Huxley: Bad language, child play, gasoline, uneducational toys, and anything spicy. Abortion is also illegal. But, then again so is pregnancy, if you don't have a license.


Those three seashells in the bathroom - anybody figure out what they're for?

Be well ...

Max Drive said...

I have just written my Representative a nice note in opposition to HR 808. It was couched in non-inflammatory terms but written through a serious RCOB. I didn't bother writing to my Congress Critters because I am already quite sure of their position.
(Pelosi/Feinstein) They have proven themselves to be hopeless in any situation involving reality.
Now I am off to get Insulin and my blood pressure meds. After which I will be playing one of my favorite online Shooter games until the RCOB subsides, possibly by next Tuesday.

Joseph said...

We already have a "Dept. of Peace." It is called the Department of Defense.

CrankyProf said...

I bet the stench of stale pot smoke and patchouli oil is palpable in the Hall of Ninny those people call home.

KMM696 said...

Ah, the "Violence is not the Answer" crowd strikes again.

HR 808 is entertaining....

SEC. 102. RESPONSIBILITIES AND POWERS.

(13) provide ethical-based and value-based analyses to the Department of Defense.

I can save them some time on that analysis for the DoD: Violence might not be "the" answer, but it sure as hell is a solution.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it might be better named the "ministry of peace".

JohnOC said...

*snicker* Babs doesn't know what the seashells are for.

Lergnom said...

Who was it, said 'No war was ever won by a Department of Defense'?

jwmiller75 said...

STOP DRINKING THE DAMNED BONG WATER!!!

The real world isn't a touchy feely teletubby land. The real world doesn't give a rats dingleberry about "your feelings". Just who the hell is going to fund this new department? Not I. Then again what would they get done given the governments current record with agencies like FEMA?

Perhaps they didn't get their asses kicked enough in high school...

Blackwing1 said...

"Peace"

- A concept derived from the observation that there have occasionally been intervals between wars.

picwik said...

A respectfull letter has been sent to my Congressman. Keep us up to date on what's going on LawDog

dfwmtx said...

I don't have any problem with a Dept. of Peace, just the Non-Violence crap. But then again, I ascribe to the old quote, "If you want peace, prepare for war" (forgive me; though I can say the quote in the original Latin I forget the spelling). And we already have that department up and running.

cma g21 said...

If they simply want a department that undermines the military, believes violence never works, no problem.
Just rename the State Department (no other changes needed below the level of the Secretary of State).

BeelzebuDasHell said...

Did I just wake up in the middle of some backward Thrid World country? I thought I escaped the darn thing already!

LawDog, much thanks for the heads up. A warning of this lunacy is already posted in my blog and my Representative just got an email from me requesting him to stop this idiocy.

TIM C said...

LD,

I would love to send a letter to my Congresscritter, however, I realize that it would fall on deaf ears.
My Congresscritter is none other than the Big Elf himself, Dennis Kucinich, UGH!
Hopefully in March he will not be available to continue on, since there are at the moment 5 Democrats running against him.

tweell said...

"Make yourselves sheep
and the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin

Anonymous said...

Be advised though they may call themselves The Dept. of Peace, they will have no problem sending in the Peace Police to enforce their edicts.
And since they are firmly planted on the moral high ground, everyone who disagrees will be evil and deserving of no mercy, because they are impeding the progress of Peace.

karla (threadbndr) said...

the sheeple strike again......

The Duck said...

Only if we can have the Dept. of WAR back!
Ever since we went from the dept of war to the dept of defense, we been slipping!

Jeremy said...

im actually so angry i cant form a thought ill be back later with someone. i swear people dont have any common sense anymore

doug in colorado said...

Use the "send fax" function at their site to send something like this:
Subj: Oppose the Dept of Peace

Dear Member of Congress,

I urge you to stridently and forthrightly oppose the establishment of a U.S. Department of Peace. The U.S. House bill number is HR808; a Senate bill is still pending. Kill it if you possibly can.

Domestically, the Department of Peace would duplicate functions already performed by other governmental, non-governmental and faith-based agencies and individuals who already develop policies and allocate resources to effectively reduce the levels of domestic and gang violence, child abuse, and various other forms of societal discord. Internationally, the Department would duplicate the activities of the departments of State and Defense, thus wasting time and taxpayer money on the kind of fluffy-bunny, Kumbayah approach to the world that put the Ayatollah and his friends in charge of an otherwise peaceful and allied nation which is even now accessory to the deaths of US troops and citizens of Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine.

The challenges of violence demand the kind of intelligent and mature response the Pentagon has been providing. I ask you to stop this legislation as a big step towards creating a lasting peace through strength and victory, in our nation and world.

Sincerely,

doug in colorado

kbarrett said...

I thought the State Department already had that as its sole mission?

Anonymous said...

And this department is going to cost us how much?
Undoubtedly enough to provide these pseudo-peacenicks a centrally heated and cooled building, mahogany-panelled, $100 a yard, wall-to-wall carpets, about a thousand illiterate 'secretaries' taken off Welfare making themselves important because they have telephones to talk to their friends for free all day, and computers to screw up anything that comes across their desks to be input, plus an expense account that would keep a hundred fixed-income social security dependent elders in food, housing and medical care for a year, and all so they can badmouth the taxpayers whose money is keeping them in bureaucratic luxury.
But it will happen eventually, and then we'll never be rid of it-sort of like the Main Street program and a Economic Development in our little town of 2500 people.
Absolutely disgusting.
LawMom

kahr40 said...

Orwellian

William the Coroner said...

The problem, of course, is Dennis IS my representative. Well, he's not my representative, but he's the one my neighbors sent to Washington.

Babs said...

johnoc:

**&&$^%*%^#^#%@%(@#&*$^%$^@#*!!!!

So now I have enough tickets to use as TP? ;)

*sigh* I've been saying that that's where we're headed if people don't get a *&*&#^@^@ grip...

(scuse me, needed one more piece of TP)

KY Person said...

Marianne Williamson is the head of this outfit. I work part-time in a bookstore for some extra pesos for the Christmas season and we used to sell a crap-load of her books, until that sheaf of toilet paper The Secret knocked her off bestsellerdom. I see she has to so something with her time.

My congresscritter is a pretty conservative guy so I have no fear that he is going to sign on to this. You poor souls who have Gollum Kucinich as your's have my sympathy.

Smoke said...

I particularly enjoyed the video on their website. Never have I seen such an attractive woman with a doctorate level vocabulary spit forth such Jr. High drivel. In the few minutes that video takes to watch she used every Washington buzz word currently in vogue and managed to say absolutely nothing.

The CLiffNotes version of the video:
We want to take your tax dollars to give ourselves jobs, remove resources from valid (are there any really?) government agencies and write mountains of reports criticizing things we don't fully understand.

"gunner" said...

dfwmtx,
that would be:
"si vis pacem para bellum"
"If you want peace, prepare for war"
and a good motto to remember in an era when the resurgent barbarians of the east are out for another try at conquering the world in the name of a flea bitten camel jockey with a nasty penchant for molesting little girls and buggering little boys. yes, lets have a "department of peace" as we watch the lion lie down with the lamb to discuss what's for dinner. as for me, i prefer "semper fidelis, lock and load!"
"gunner"

Anonymous said...

Peace: the interval of troop breeding and training, arms manufacture, jockeying for strategic position, and ritual dick-beating that fills the lulls in active combat.

War: One troop of apes competing to force the troop next door off of a resource or scrap of territory. The universal state of primates, all species. A troop of human apes can number in excess of one billion animals.

Thirdpower said...

One thing I'll give Kucinich is that he actually has a gun policy on his campaign site, unlike the majority of other contenders. Too bad he has no clue what he's talking about.