living in a police state

I’m busy finding and reposting photos tonight, thanks to the Iranian hack attack, but I wanted to pass along this very timely image from the DC Metroblogging site (accompanied by part of the description which acompanies it on the site):

I apologize for the grainy nature of this phonecam snap. It’s the Pentagon Metro station. There are signs that say No Photography, so whipping out the digital camera might get me put on a watchlist or sent to Gitmo or something. Anyhow, there I was, off the train, headed for the bus when I saw this ad.

See, in that soldier’s hands is a Serious Weapon

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  1. DM
    Posted January 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I had an interesting experience a few years back while I was out in DC on a job. I had a day to wander, so I rode the Metro around. One of the stops was the Pentagon. The station itself is actually pretty nice. I spent some time sketching it and then wandered over to the Pentagon. I walked up toward the parking lot to take a picture and stood in the entry drive snapping shots of the big, ugly fortress when a military jeep came up and honked at me. The driver was in fatigues and was scowling at me. He made two slight sweeps to the left above the steering with his hand, as if to brush me over. I stepped back and he drove by quietly mouthing “what the fuck” while bobbing his head to emphasize the silent syllables. Nice guy. He had plenty of room to drive by me without my backstep.

    I can respect the spartan mindset of the military as well as their function of protecting sovereignty, but the changing form of our sovereignty and the ambiguous definition of our enemy seems to be the foundation of this hostile attitude toward the public – the enemy is within bullshit.

    No no I can’t go for that, no can do…

  2. mark
    Posted January 8, 2006 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Three words to think about…

    Zombie Pentagon Levitation

    Wouldn’t that be a beautiful sight?

  3. schutzman
    Posted January 8, 2006 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    did one of the posters say:

    “I feel so cold and I long for your embrace,
    I keep crying baby, baby, please…”

  4. mark
    Posted January 8, 2006 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    I’m picturing a triangle with Rice staring longingly at Bush, Bush staring longingly at Cheney, and Cheney staring longingly at Rice.

  5. Jack
    Posted January 9, 2006 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    You know, if we could somehow harness the power of Orwell spinning in his grave, we could solve a lot of the world’s energy problems.

  6. chris
    Posted January 9, 2006 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    That is the funniest thing that I have read in a long time (No offense Mark). Can I steal it and claim it as my own?

  7. Jack
    Posted January 9, 2006 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Take away! Humor is for all!

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