To be perfectly honest I have something to write about but I’ll fill you in on Monday. With that said, I am fucking hostile right right now and Pantera seems to capture my mood. It seems I have had some “dealings” with those that think a security badge gives them the privilege to harass. Then they meet me. I am polite but firm in the get fucked response. Just because someone THINKS they know the law doesn’t mean they actually know it. I have had it happen 3 times in the last month. Once while I was flying out of an airport where some douche thought that my taking pictures was a potential security risk in this “age of threats’. I pointed out I did nothing illegal and if he wanted to call the police lets go down this road because yeah, I wasn’t doing anything illegal and you can suck me. I kept taking pictures but the mood was ruined. While in Vegas some security guard said we could not listen to a band and lean against an empty bar. Ok, then we move 2 feet and lean against a rail. We were told can’t do that either. Wrong! I do believe it’s public property and not private. Means I can lean all I want and you can’t do fuck all about it. Got a sneer and some “radio chatter” and was told it was ok. Fuck yes its ok, public space fucktard. Finally yesterday, more photography fun. Security guard comes out and says I can’t take pictures of a building. Why? You can’t. Why? Blank look. It’s public property. I can take pictures all I want all day long and you can’t say shit about it. Spare me the potential terrorist shit. Most cops have learned that those of us with a camera can be something far more deadly than a terrorist, informed. They won’t come near a photographer anymore because we know the laws and if you are stupid enough to fall for any of that shit then you have failed yourself. Plus we can hit the magic record button and suddenly the world gets to see their actions. The ubiquitous use of cell phones making videos has leveled the playing field. Only the truly arrogant believe they can get away with it. I respect private property. I respect peoples rights in private spaces. However, when you throw your ass out in public and equally when in a public space its legal. There comes common decency and respect, but know your rights.

So enjoy Pantera, Fucking Hostile.

Almost every day
I see the same face
On broken picture tube
It fits the attitude
If you could see yourself
You put you on a shelf
Your verbal masturbate
Promise to nauseate
Today I’ll play the part of non-parent
Not make a hundred rules
For you to know about yourself
Not lie and make you believe
What’s evil is making love
and making friends
and meeting God you’re own way
The right way

To see
To bleed
Cannot be taught
In turn
You’re making us
Fucking hostile

We stand alone

The truth in right and wrong
The boundaries of the law
You seem to miss the point
Arresting for a joint?
You seem to wonder why
Hundreds of people die
You’re writing tickets man
My mom got jumped — they ran!
Now I’ll play a public servant
To serve and protect
By the law and the state
I’d bust the punks
That rape steal and murder
And leave you be
If you crossed me
I’d shake your hand like a man
Not a god

To see
To bleed
Cannot be taught
In turn
You’re making us
Fucking hostile

Come meet your maker, boy
Some things you can’t enjoy
Because of heaven/hell
A fucking wives’ tale
They put it in your head
Then put you in your bed
He’s watching say your prayers
Cause God is everywhere
Now I’ll play a man learning priesthood
Who’s about to take the ultimate test in life
I’d question things because I am human
And call NO ONE my father who’s no closer that a stranger

To see
To bleed
Cannot be taught
In turn
You’re making us
Fucking hostile