Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4, 2013 - 237 Years of American Independence - Final Thoughts


"Every nation gets the government it deserves."

-- Joseph de Maistre


"In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless.

"No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised —and it should be."

-- Edward Snowden


The U.S. vs. Edward Snowden: Does the World Not Have the Courage or Decency to Protect Mr. Snowden?

By Gordon Gekko

[***** - c]



Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

~ ~ ~

Sundance: Ready?

Butch: No. We'll jump.

Sundance: Like hell, we will.

Butch: No. It'll be OK... if the water's deep enough we don't get squished to death. They'll never follow us.

Sundance: How do you know?

Butch: Would you make a jump like that you didn't have to?

Sundance: I have to and I'm not gonna.

Butch: Well, we got to, otherwise we're dead. They'll just have to go back down the same way they come. Come on.

Sundance: Just one clear shot, that's all I want.

Butch: Come on.

Sundance: Nu-uh.

Butch: We got to!

Sundance : Nope. Get away from me! I wanna fight 'em.

Butch: They'll kill us.

Sundance: Maybe.

Butch: Do you wanna die?

Sundance: Do you?

Butch: Alright. I'll jump first.

Sundance: No.

Butch: Then you jump first.

Sundance: No, I said.

Butch: What's the matter with you?

Sundance: I can't swim.

Butch: Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.

Sundance: Oh, shit...



"Safe passage, Mr. Snowden; safe passage for us all."

-- covertress out


Anonymous said...

Thank you C.