Wednesday, April 27, 2005


Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?

Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?

Ruling by Judge William Young US District Court;

Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say.

His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stated "I think I ought not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."

Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below, a stinging condemnation of Reid in particular and terrorists in general:

January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid. Judge Young: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you. On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other.

That's 80 years. On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines. The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further. This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist coconspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, where we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist...And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders. In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and he said you're no big deal.

You're no big deal.

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

We are about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bare any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure. Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done. The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. You know it always will.

Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.

Friday, April 22, 2005


I read where GEORGE MICHAEL stated he is retiring from recording more pop songs. He stated "People don't want to hear about politics or important issues anymore". It's a DAMN SAD CASE BUT IT'S TRUE! And take a look around kiddies too...Rights have been taken away from the private individual by the bucket loads lately! There has been a steady dismantling of everything gained in the 60s and 70s to the point people are SCREAMING GIVE US MORE LAWS!...PROTECT US!...COME INTO OUR HOMES AND JUST RUN OUR LIVES FOR US!
for example...a rash of car accidents with 16 year old drivers...RAISE THE DRIVING AGE!!! Oh yeah...that's sweet...THAT will work. As if AGE HAS ANY DAMN THING TO DO WITH DRIVING AND SAFETY ...Not to mention the fact THAT"S ALL PEOPLE SEE...THE AGE...READ THE DETAILS...Ya might find out some 30 something ran a stop sign, swerved...or it was just a plain accident...And I don't care if the 16 something was drinking...YOU CAN'T RAISE THE AGE BECAUSE WHAT THE HELL AGE ARE YOU GOING TO RAISE IT TO?? Everyday I see 20+, 30+, 40+, 50+ cracking up with a bellyfull of high roller alcahol. Better the alcahol the more it's to be overlooked? Beer drinking teens are different than that? And I just gotta say I love reading the "music news" now-a-days...It's oh?....It's damn well sad is what it is along with all the unfortunate youngn's falling like stones from the sky for their minds can't be too taxed...What the hell is it going to like when 20 years go by? They gonna hip hop and strut through their chosen endeavour with an empty, bass-in-the-brain thumping head making wise choices about ....well will they know what to make a choice about?

And folks.....Local governments across this great land are TAKING PEOPLES LAND using the "Eminent Domain" of the 5th Admendment in an abusive, subversive, heartless and down right ILLEGAL Manner!! AND the U. S. Government is turning a blind eye to it all. A mayor and city council get with a 5 million dollar businessman who wants to build high end markets and offices and the local governments CONDEMN THE HOMES ON THE PROPERTY THEY WANT AND GIVE IT TO HIM!! When it happens to you you wont be asking for more'll be begging for help because THEY ARE RUTHLESS and IT IS HAPPENING!

GEORGE MICHAEL?...I know how ya feel, Man!...But I'm hangin' with it. Sit, have a Pepsi then get back to writing and singing what's going on.
That's what my "The Ballad Of Jenny Kelo" is about....The above officials and businessmen landgrabbing in the old west style of railroad building.

SEE FOR YOURSELF; The Institute of Justice. The finest group of people you would ever want to meet fighting the good fight! And notice at the United States Supreme Court only print media are there. I couldn't find a damn television crew in any of the photos!

"And I'm gonna go there free...I'm a fool and I'll always be. I've got a dream, I've got a dream. They can CHANGE THEIR MINDS BUT THEY CAN'T CHANGE ME. I've got a dream, I've got a dream." (Jim Croce)