This was especially shocking to me since I seem to be the Threat. I was very surprised that my blog had elicited so much attention from the Powers That Be this morning. I learned about this when a friend called me and said her attempt to get on and read my latest scribble was been greeted with the warning, 'FORBIDDEN!!!!' Other calls came in rapidly.
And I have been having so much fun writing about my experiences and insights and sharing my graphics.
Of course, the thing one needs to ask is what the NeoCons mean by 'National Security. " Their definition has nothing to do with bombs or bellicose behavior of any kind really. Rather, it goes to the issue of keeping most people from understanding what is going on so they can do something about it. This is the Mushroom Principle, keep them in the dark and feed them fertilizer.
I like people to share and I like sharing my own insights.
The first hand insights came along with the experiences life sent my way while raising children, volunteering as a room mother, Brownie Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and (this following activity calls for a very similar set of skills) writing and doing political organizing for the Libertarian Party and then for the same National Federation of Republican Women. I include the nice picture of myself with Laura Bush having Tea at the White House and myself at the table at the Cato Institute Gala in Washington D. C. in 2003 sitting next to Heidi Smith, then the President of the National Federation of Republican Women. As you google you will also notice I donated to No Child Left Behind.
(see my own blog for pictures)
Not your usual profile for a terrorist.
Google, which acquired Blogger, the place where my sites are hosted, did not even write me an e-mail before dragging out the barriers and cutting me off. And I thought we had a relationship. Very sad. Like I said, some of my friends starting calling and complaining and voila! It was back up.
I had warned that there would be dirty tricks afoot in a recent blog. So if this happens again you can still go look at my articles by googling (ironically) my name. Also go to American Politics Journal and OpedNews and Freedom's Phoenix. I am told on good authority others will also be carrying them soon.
Just shutting down sites is one of the more efficient ways to keep the opposition quiet.
What could I have said to upset them? I suspect their reaction came more from concern for what I was going to say next. Thankfully, shutting down my site will not prevent anything like my free speech, guaranteed under the First Amendment, from happening. I will keep using the First Amendment even if they revoke it.
Thanks to a newly started on line Radio Station, BBS, TNT News, I will not only keep on Blogging but also be able to talk to people on line and on the air.
As I pointed out before this administration of grown larger, plumper and balder but not grown up social misfits are very upset that despite the fact they have managed to ice every branch of government from Congress (preventing those nasty impeachments) and the Supreme Court (must not let there be oversight as to the Constitutionality of such questions as the Patriot Act) and the Electoral System (Strauss SAID we could cheat!!) people keep talking and complaining and exchanging information.
Really, if you close your eyes and just think about what they are doing it is obvious no one should trust them with even a cork pop gun, much less a hunting rifle or, for gosh sakes, nuclear weapons. Ethically I would be concerned with trusting them in preschool. I know, I had a lot of kids.
If I was sending them out to sell Girl Scout cookies I would figure they would eat most of the cookies themselves.
The events that put me in the middle of this mostly related to my daughter, Morgan Pillsbury. Morgan showed the bad judgment to become involved with one of these plumped up reprobates named John Fund. It was bad judgment on her part, and I am not defending her on that. But John was far worse because his behavior was even less conscionable than hers. No matter what, beating someone you out weigh by 150 Lbs. is not nice. Nice is a very important attribute in anyone. I suspect that there are no nice NeoCons. Sad thought.
That matter, which John and his NeoConning buddies have managed to dodge, is now coming up to another court date and the timing is bad for them because John is one of their most trusted Political Operatives.
I have lost any trust in our justice system; Robert Morganthau, District Attorney for Manhattan, dropped the criminal case when by law he was not permitted to do so. Regrettably, I was forced to conclude that the NeoCons 'hold paper' on Morganthau, who usually does the right thing in cases of domestic violence.
Holding paper can mean they have a video of Morganthau having sex with a model or a cockatoo or some other nasty thing or that he has tax problems, or any of many different forms of coercive pressure. Holding paper covers all of them. Someday I suspect we will know what was going on there.