August 24th, 2002

Loon

So many EVIL people ...

What a sucky 24-or-so hours. Man ... It appears that I have become the "LJ poster boy for TIPS" after having been demonized in a post (and many, many re-posts in various extreme communities) as the "likely" person who sicced the FBI on artvamp and habibi.

As I was very clear on in my response, I had nothing to do with that ... but it has brought out every hard-Left cretin from the LJ woodwork with whom I've ever crossed words. Evil, sick, horrible people (and I'm actually not talking about artvamp and habibi in that category ... they and I have just been on the wrong side of everything since 9/11/01 ... despite some of the really horrible stuff they've said about me).

So, since I'm feeling crapped on, I might as well get some of these poems up ... it seems a release or sorts.


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Vigilance is not vigilantism!

One of the things that has been alluded to over in the the big dust-up post (and subsequent threads and re-posts) is that I have on more than one occasion encouraged folks to carry with them the number for the FBI terrorism tip line. Heck, I have suggested that folks carry small digital cameras, cell phones AND that phone number ... to be able to stop stuff like the Seattle ferries being "cased" (since "nothing happened" most folks don't know about this, but some of the major ferries in the Seattle area ... which happen to be how my cousins get to and from work every day ... had instances a number of months ago where groups of young middle-eastern males were actively checking out, photographing, and diagramming stuff on the ferries, not the beautiful Puget Sound views, but stuff like access points to the bridge, engine rooms, etc. Vigilant people out there took pictures of these guys, alerted the authorities, and very likely prevented some sort of an attack. Were I to observe something similar, say around the John Hancock Center's loading dock, or down in the El tunnels, you BET I would have called the FBI to have them check it out. THAT is "vigilance" ... that's watching out for what's around you in these times of conflict.

What I have NEVER done is say "hey, look at these folks ... SOMEBODY should get them!" (which is, of course, what I'm being accused of now!) ... which is vigilantism. Of course, the same "P.C." mind-set that calls legitimate profiling "racist" probably can not process the difference between the terms.

See ... after all this, the poems seem MUCH nicer ...



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Bleh ...

Well ... I'm off to a birthday party with Daughter #1 ... as the phrase goes "this too shall pass" ... evil people will never change, and we can only hope they will reap the fruits of their vileness. This world is a sick, sad, horrible place ... and there isn't shit we can really do about that.


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