Show Us Your Papers!

Everything Old is New Again!

Show Us Your Papers!

Germany 1942

Arizona's New Jackboots

Arizona, 2014

Papers With Power

Birth Certificate and Passport for an American born abroad

Your birth certificate and passport are the most important documents there are to account for your citizenship. These are “the papers” you show the jackboots. There is no higher standard of proof.

Thanks to the lunatic fringe (entire Republican party) we all got a front row seat to the power of an American birth certificate in proving ones citizenship!!  It was fun watching the rightwing knuckle draggers squirm when Obama finally confronted their conspiracy prone predilections (Benghazi, anyone?) by releasing his birth certificate!

You’d normally think that the problem of “showing your papers” wouldn’t be an issue that would come up for a couple of middle aged white folks attending an historically Black college in the heart of Dixie.  Normally you’d probably be right.  But nothing is ever normal down south.

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Nobody Could Have Predicted

Get ready for a sudden unexplained shift in Republican popularity in Jackson Mississippi.  The tables are set:

The Irony of Irrational Prohibition

Losing the ability to prosecute drug crimes because the highly trained and honorable  junkie stoner personnel at the POLICE DEPARTMENT drug testing lab are consuming the ‘evidence’.

(03-11) 19:11 PST SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s police chief said Thursday he hopes drug evidence testing will resume as soon as today with the help of outside agencies, even as prosecutors said that the number of cases dropped because of a cocaine-skimming scandal at the Police Department’s lab is likely to grow.

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Lost in the Dust of 9-11

Theft by Deception

Enron – An Implosion on Wall Street

November 29, 2001

“The company’s autopsy will be a complicated affair, entailing numerous lawsuits. What is already clear, and will come as a shock to millions of trusting individual investors across America, is that the financials of a Fortune 500 company were essentially a mystery. Enron’s death watch began last month when it grudgingly disclosed that $1.2 billion of its market value had vanished as a result of “related-party” transactions with private partnerships that enriched company insiders. Then Enron admitted that it had overstated its profits over the last five years by $600 million. Dynegy cited Enron’s lack of forthrightness as a reason to walk away from the merger agreement.

Not very long ago, competitors and Democrats in Washington were worrying whether the close ties between Enron’s chairman, Kenneth Lay, and George W. Bush would give the company too much influence. Enron has aggressively lobbied, with some success in recent years, to limit regulation and disclosure of its trading operations.”  #seenontheweb

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February 1, 2015  (appended #remash update)

Creative accounting and “deregulation” allowed millions of American’s to be duped into furthering the wealth of the few at the expense of the many. Republicans continue to stifle all information that would make them look bad under the guise it’s to keep our kids safe from terrorists.

Republicans have already figured out how to save our children from prosperity. Will they attempt to figure out a way to shift the blame to the Democrats? Count on them to give it their all.

The Republican party, headed up by the Bush family, is as intellectually corrupt and morally blind as the Enron Corp was financially irresponsible.  It’s no wonder they’re best barbecue buddies are Saudi Arabian Muslims who like to inflict barbaric public floggings on irreverent bloggers.  Bush probably wishes he could strap Michael Moore to a post and beat him bloody too.  He can always count on Colin Powell to testify Moore had yellowcake in his pocket.

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