Monday, July 17, 2006

In Yo' Face!

I went on a CafePress shopping spree last week after seeing obnoxiously large W stickers on several SUVs one morning.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Jason said...

Adam, my Gomo Guru!
Nice shirts ;)

I'm addicted to DS! I have 7 games now in less than a week (some are used) lol.
Hope all is well!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Earl Cootie said...

What is it about the peace symbol that makes me feel so positive?

9:22 AM  
Blogger Seeker Onos said...

Nice liberal swag.

Although being the persnickety sort of guy I am ... I took notice of the "leave your theocracy out of our democracy" sticker.

The USA has never been a "democracy" in the true sense of the word.

At best, the USA was established and maintained as a "constitutional (representative) republic".

Although, at the current time (since 1861 to be exact, and later enforced/strengthened at various points in recent history) we are probably much closer to being a "constitutional dictatorship".


That said, as far as theocracies go, those are also a bad idea: insofar as the only modern "theocracies" in existence (the so-called "Islamic Republics") are either embroiled in nasty wars amongst each other, or are targets for our warmongering administration to go after.

Or we leave for Israel to "have fun with".

The trouble with theocracies are this: no government can really be trusted in the care of human hands.

The only true and successful theocracy there can be is when God Himself (Jesus) returns and directly rules humankind; until then, the best thing we have is our representative republic (which when allowed to properly function, should minimize abuse by the application of accountability, that is, checks and balances).

I'd also like to mention that a massive, nation-wide repentance per Nineveh's example would be the best option... but I have a feeling that won't be well received by our generation. :P

9:24 AM  
Blogger Bobby said...

I love them! I need to get the liberal shirt ;-)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Kalvin said...

I like the liberal shirt best. It's so interesting how most fags buy shirts like "Pitcher" "Let's play soldier. I'll lay down, and you blow the hell out of me." Etc. Hopefully these will bring you smiles and help you carry a liberal aura all around Dallas.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Wow I didn't even notice the words on the shirt...my eyes were looking at the arms and the chest the shirt was on ;)

10:20 AM  
Blogger Knottyboy said...

I feel like I've been to church. Woo wee!
kb

11:36 AM  
Blogger Spider said...

Great shirts Adam! Got some gun's on ya boy...!

1:48 PM  
Blogger GayProf said...

Somebody has been going to the gym...

2:23 PM  
Blogger Dagon said...

Nice thing about living in Texas is that you can cut off SUVs with W stickers. I will absolutely never let Republicans merge in traffic.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Dallas non-blogger said...

seeker:

"Democracy" does not mean the same thing as "direct democracy". We live in a "representative democracy", but a democracy nonetheless.

And your bit about theocracy was a bit creepy..... Sorry, but even if Jesus *did* come back, a theocratic dictatorship run by him would *not* be just, even if he is the holy one. I'm just glad you don't think, unlike some Christians, that Bush was chosen by God to rule "the greatest country on God's green Earth" (to quote another blogger). Now that I think of it, how do you know Bush *isn't* Jesus? Maybe we should all follow him.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Seeker Onos said...

@Dallas non-blogger:

I believe that America was intended by the founding fathers to be a republic...

According to Ron Paul (congressman from Texas), Ben Franklin stated an answer to a question from a Mrs. Powel:

"At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results, and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished, asked him directly: 'Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?'

'A republic if you can keep it' responded Franklin."

emphasis mine

Full source here.

I can't argue that that is the current state of our government; after all, time has changed certain republican aspects of this government (various ammendments concering election procedures and civl rights, and extension of suffrage beyond the initial franchised class of male Anglo-Saxon landowners) to make it more fundamentally "democratic".

In my opinion, we have gradually shifted to a virtual "constitutional dictatorship" (where the dictatorship was at times more evident than at other times, to wit, FDR's presidency and every presidency since Reagan until today. With the virtual single-party rule the Republicans enjoy at present, Dubya (or his handlers like Herr Rove) have a carte blanche to do as they please.

As for Bush being Christ, I don't think so. He isn't the antichrist either. He fails on several key tests for being either the King of Kings, or the Son of Perdition.

I might say that on a good day, he (Dubya) is probably capable of operating on the intellectual level of a baboon, but I would not want to be too disrespectful of our C-in-C.

As for Jesus, He is the only one capable of rightly (as in correctly and righteously) governing all of humanity's fractious families, and He shall rule ALL nations with a rod of iron.

Fair? Just? Definitely not by *our* human standard of measure. But let's give Him the benefit of belief for a moment: He is the Son of God.

When He does return, He has promised that He will make all things right in this world. I think He just might be the One to pull it off. :)

9:01 PM  
Blogger The Brian said...

Love the liberal shirt. I should do some shopping myself.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Jimmi said...

Your looking mighty fine in them shirts! LOL ha ha

Love em! What is the quality of their products like? I might have to pick up a few myself. :)

Jason is a DS geek!

Jimmi

6:01 PM  
Blogger JR said...

Looks like some nice purchases

2:56 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

First of all, nice guns. Woh.
Second of all, where's that liberal shirt link?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Apteryx said...

You really fill out that shirt nicely mate! Sweet as...

1:19 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

Glad you like the stuff!

A constitutional republic is a form of representative democracy.

You can get most of those goodies here and here.

1:51 PM  

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