Thursday, April 07, 2005

Showdown in the Sunshine State

Jeb Bush is about sign off on a significant return to the Wild West. Yes, that's right. Now Floridians will have the right to "meet force with force" and defend themselves "without fear of prosecution". If someone pushes up on you and you feel threatened, you can shoot them in the face and not go to jail. This has been one of the NRA's pet projects for quite some time. Now the baby has its bottle. Unfortunately, the bottle is going to get filled with blood.

It is my sincere hope that all of the guntoting crazies manage to remove themselves from the gene pool without taking too many people with them.

"I'm sorry, people, but if I'm attacked I shouldn't have a duty to retreat," said the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Dennis Baxley. "That's a good way to get shot in the back."

Tell that to Nicole duFresne. I'm sure the NRA would spout something like, "if Ms. duFresne owned a weapon, she would have been able to defend herself!" Yes, and she still would have died, along with several others, no doubt. If duFresne had not resisted, she'd be out a couple of bucks and her credit cards. Inconvenient, yes, but much less inconvenient than being dead.

(For those of you who don't know about duFresne... She and some friends were accosted outside of a bar here in NYC back in January. Nicole refused to cooperate during the robbery, saying, "What are you going to do, shoot us?". Guess what? One of the assailants shot her.)

So it will soon be open season in Florida. Yet another step backward in this country's evolution. Let's hope the rest of the red states don't get wind of this. We'll be kneedeep in Bernard Getzes.

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PS> The Red Sux beat us yesterday. Mariano blew the save with a 5 run ninth inning. This guy needs to get on the stick against Boston, although A-Rod apparently didn't help matters.

So, it's Yanks at 2-1 and the Sux at 1-2.

Today's beats of block rockin':

Damageplan - New Found Power
(R.I.P. Dime)

Bjork - Debut
(freed from the Sugarcubes, you can hear the beginnings of her solo greatness)

Front Line Assembly - Tactical Neural Implant
(FLA casts aside the industrial straight jacket and branches out into a new hardness)

Autechre - Tri Repetae++
(the godfathers of glitch bend and twist sound with unearthly results)

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
("Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?")


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