Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Attention Lockport: I won't be at your ball drop, but KISS will ...

... kind of.

As for me, I'll be at a private party surrounded by drunken women.

While that should sound appealing, it won't be nearly as much fun as it COULD be, I assure you.

Attention Buffalo: I won't be at your ball drop ... but my BIG BROTHER will ...

Well, big brother is at it again. According to this story in the Buffalo News, the city of Buffalo will be using their new security cameras along with foot patrol to "enhance public safety" at the ball drop.

Enhance public safety?
Are you kidding me? What a crock.

The story goes on to say that last year's festivities went off without a hitch. So ... why the need for the omnipresent eyes of the six strategically located cameras?

So for those of you celebrating in downtown Buffalo, know that you'll be ending 2008 and beginning 2009 under the watchful eye of your government.

I leave you with a quote from "V for Vendetta," which I just watched this afternoon: "The people should not be afraid of their government. Government should be afraid of it's people."

One day we'll return to that.

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