Response to Government Moving to Ban the Word “Government”

Response to Government Moving to Ban the Word “Government.” Any legal filing that can justifiably conclude with this paragraph earns my humble admiration:

“WHEREFORE, Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance, primarily asks that the Court deny the State’s1 motion, as lacking legal basis. Alternatively, the Citizen Accused moves for an order in limine modifying the speech code as aforementioned, and requiring any other euphemisms and feel-good terms as the Court finds appropriate.”

The whole response is short. Worth your quick read. :-)

  1. Shouldn’t this be “the Government’s”? 

Morning Commute, Part V

These geese were circling the ponds of Dawson Creek.

This morning was cold, probably our first day below freezing this fall. Even with long pants, helmet liner, full gloves, and jacket, the wind chill was inescapable. To stay warm, I slowed down and enjoyed the ride — and stopped and took pictures.

I’m looking forward to the change back to standard time. ‘Course, that doesn’t come for free: the ride home will be in the dark. I’m prepared for that, though. I just replaced the batteries in my bike lights. I have a reflective vest and reflective tape on my DIY bucket pannier.


Stop Watching Us

Stop Watching Us: The Video

From the description of Stop Watching Us: The Video: is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. Join the movement at This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against mass surveillance by the NSA. Please share widely to help us spread the message that we will not stand for the dragnet surveillance of our communications.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit civil liberties law and advocacy center that has been fighting the NSA’s unconstitutional spying for years. Learn more at