Monthly Archives: June 2012

Unalienable Rights

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Photo by Jeffery Howard @ http://www.kickbright.net

So as that sweet smells of Summer start to creep in to our nose-holes and we begin to remember that it rains a lot, like everyday. But as we solider on to our respective culinary diversions from our dreams. Rain or shine out there in the true grit, foot to pedal, rubber to road. Pedaling down streets devoid of bike-lanes, person as vehicle. If the people at work only knew the number of birds I flip at useless human beings in such a hurry to get to a stop light. This is all before I even start work I find these small breaks in life, the times spent going to and fro are the sweetest and it gives me that little jolt that reminds me constantly that I’m alive and just how fleeting that notion is.

Next Month we will reach Independence Day the celebration of the signing of the first document making us a country. Most people see this day as an excuse to pound down red, white, and blue beer cans, feast on flesh, light explosives, and fire guns. At times this is the closest any of us plane jane Americans get to knowing what its like to be at War. The constant explosions, the smell of burning flesh, and the constant gunfire. Everybody wants to get in on the celebration, its so easy to get caught up in uproar, but we must not forget the reason we are celebrating the signing of a piece of paper declaring our Freedom. Considering we have been at war for over a decade now that has been fought as we have been told for Freedom then maybe we are should all go back and re-read The Declaration of Independence…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[76] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from theconsent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” <—http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

So come out and show us that in this world. The one we live in, where everyday fat cats are pushing papers under pens behind closed doors. Licking the gravy off the $1,000 a plate public meetings. The one right that can’t be stripped from us is the right to be alive and have a good time. This 4th of July come to Austin’s Coffee for the 7th Annual I-4 Fest 26 bands 2 stages on $5.

2 Stages 26 Bands, Handmade Art Fair and much more..
Only $5 Good All day Come and Go as you please
12pm- midnight

The 7th Annual I4 Fest

Come join us for Beer, Cookout, Live Music, Art, Henna and…

Florida Tribal Dancers

Band Line-up plus a few to be added later.

Room Full of Strangers
Alias Punch (Free Beer During Set)
Yogurt Smoothness
Tam Tam the Sandwich Man & Magical Sugar Cookies
Mad Sexual Genius
Luscious Lisa and DJ Scotty Pizza
Sal Minelli
Dirt McCoy and Trailer Park Refugees
Parentheticals
Legendary John Cunningham
Chopper Stepe
Afeefa Ayube
The Mother Machine
Flashlights
Bootleg Series (Adam Goodrich new project)
The Great Joe Bivins
Evan Taylor Jones
Laney Jones
Britt Daley
Posterra
Milk Carton Superstars
Daniel Aguel
Zap Dragon and the Attack
Dead Yetis
The Detour
Plush Monsters

Handmade Art fair artists plus a bunch to be listed soon…
Susan Martin
Henna