From the Bubonic Chronicles

Rugged individual Mark Bubonic savoring this year's Independence (Government ) Day Parade.

"The parade that just passed was not filled with individuals, but with government. Displayed this morning before the onlookers that lined the streets were government police cars, government fire trucks, government soldiers, government school marching bands, government officials plus those who politick to become one, and floats adorned with waving princesses that represent designated government boundaries. Almost the entire marching regalia consisted of government and the force of government.

The only thing that appears to be missing is individuals and their liberties in shackles being dragged down the street."

OnTheBorderline's Anti-Booster Day Parade

"Well, they had a lot of the things they found in his possession. They had the map, you know, that marked the route of the parade. They had statements from the bus driver and the taxicab driver that hauled him somewhere."

Henry Wade

What's It All About, Ralphie?

"He's half African American. Whether that will make any difference, I don't know. I haven't heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white?...I mean, first of all, the number one thing that a black American politician aspiring to the presidency should be is to candidly describe the plight of the poor, especially in the inner cities and the rural areas . . . .He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful."

Ralph Nader
2008 Presidential Candidate


What About Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Chevrolets?

"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer."

Hunter S. Thompson
"Extreme Behavior in Aspen"
February 3, 2003

Can't Buy A Thrill

"America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable."

Hunter S. Thompson


I Blog Therefore I Am

Here's an interesting letter from the Hudson Star Observer:

Dear Editor,
The local apparatchik intelligentsia (writer is referring to the school district) and their minions have started their quest to spread their propaganda. Their graft collectivist minds have been relentless in trying to push their propaganda into the minds of the citizenry. They are even doing it on your dime they acquired through legal plunder. They have the help of the local newspaper and local cable television station.

They have a highly paid media consultant on their staff. They have started parading their minions and subordinates past you in order to try and assimilate your mind into their collective way of thinking. They have a ferocious determination to stop their enemies. They stoop so low as to use children in the pushing of their agenda. They are cunning and deceitful and can disguise their mechanisms and motives. And coming they are.

If you suggest a doubt as to the morality of this group, it is boldly said that “You are a dangerous innovator, a Utopian, a theorist, a subversive and you would shatter the foundation upon which society rests.” Do not be deceived. You must become educated and determined to obtain information from other sources than the mainstream avenues. By doing so, you will have the ability to easily recognize and ascertain the propagandist’s agenda. They will become exposed.

When they approach calling for their $100 million school referendum within the upcoming year, ask yourself these questions: Will your home values have gone up? Will your salary have gone up? Will your groceries have gone up? Will gasoline prices have gone up? How much is this going to cost me per month on my property taxes? Can I afford it?


apparatchik: A communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party

intelligentsia: Intellectuals, usually referring to professionals such as writers, lawyers, doctors, engineers, professors, scientists. The intelligentsia is a middle stratum between the bourgeoisie and proletariat.

fruit cake: A participant in the www.ontheborderline.net blog.


Stuck In The Muddle With You

"Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits - a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage."

Hunter Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


All Men Are Created Equal

"In 2006, at least 46 out of 100 senators were millionaires, they are most likely out of touch not only with the working class but with the educated midlle-class experiences as well."

Nan Mooney
(Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents


Don't Forget The Cellphone, Dish Network And $4 Coffee

"Middle class couples earn enough for home ownership in a neighborhood inhabited by other members of their class; college educations for the children; and such enriching experiences as vacation trips, psychotherapy, fitness training, summer camp and the consumption of 'culture' in various forms."

Barbara Ehrenreich
Author of Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class