And you know, I said yesterday, you know, you know, if they're not going to - if the feds aren't going to do their job, well, then, I'm up to suing the feds to make them do their job! I mean, they sued Arizona, you know, we can sue them back! I mean, they're not - they're not enforcing the laws!
So if you're black or brown, you can make money in America, you can get rich in America ... but whatever you decide to do, it better be positive, 'cause if one person is harmed, you will be destroyed. You see Oprah, she just be giving away money. She's doing that to keep the Feds off her back.
Ever since the infamous quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the feds had insisted that TV game shows be honest - or that at least they didn't cheat. So as a 'Dating Game' bachelor, I didn't know what I was going to be asked. The other bachelors and I were required to concoct our answers in real time.
The oil companies are regulated by the federal government. They can't drill on land nor in American waters without permission from the feds. Many Republicans want to drill baby drill but what's the point if all the oil goes to China? Increased production obviously doesn't mean lower prices for us.
Nothing can be more evident, than that an exclusive power of regulating elections for the National Government, in the hands of the State Legislatures, would leave the existence of the Union entirely at their mercy . . . . It is to little purpose to say that a neglect or omission of this kind [not letting the feds have elections], would be unlikely to take place. The constitutional possibility of the thing, without an equivalent for the risk, is an unanswerable objection.
CHECK IT CHECK IT. YO, CASE CLOSED. ERASE MY FOES. CHASED AWAY BY THE BLACK SUITS, SHADES AND CLOTHES. WE ABOVE THE LAW, FEDS CAN'T TOUCH ME, YA'LL. HIGHLY RANKED, BLACK BLANK ID CARDS. SO DISREGARD WHAT YOU THINK YOU SAW. PUT THAT PHONE DOWN, NOW WHO YOU THINK YOU CALLIN', HUH? ONE LITTLE FLASH THEN... GOODNIGHT DEAR. JUST OPEN YOUR EYES, HUNNY; LOOK RIGHT HERE. THANK YOU.
A federal bailout would spare California from having to make spending cuts needed to bring its budget into balance. The matter has become urgent since California voters rejected several tax-hiking ballot initiatives. Rather than taking the vote as a signal to dramatically curtail spending, the state turned to the feds. If they get a free pass, the politicians can avoid fixing any of their past mistakes or preparing California for the future.
At around 6:00 a.m., April 30, 1987, we were awakened by a loud bull horn while inside our rented mobile home at an Ozark, Missouri trailer park. "Glenn Miller, Jack Jackson, Douglas Sheets, Tony Wydra, this is a United States Marshal. You have three minutes to come out with your hands up, or we will commence firing." The feds had flown in two SWAT teams; one from Kentucky, the other from Louisiana (40 in all, plus the Marshals and local authorities) to make the arrests. We were surrounded. I had a hang-over, couldn't find my pants, and had to pee, bad.
Frazier Glenn Miller
I'M A WINNER IN MY BOOK MADE CUISINE, IN THE KITCHEN, THE FLY COOK IN THE AIR LIKE A RIM IN A SKYHOOK DEAF JOCK, MY LEFT HOOK THIS IS EASY WORK IT'S THE MIC MECHANICS SEE THE GREASY SHIRT THIS IS EASY PERKS FOLLOW TWO STEPS DOT ON THE CHOPPER MY BITCH KNOW GQ MANOLO BOOTS KEEP CURSIN' AT THE HUSTLERS HOW YOU GONNA GET LOO? YOU'RE CURSING AT THE COARSENESS NO SALES, YOU BETTER HAVE MY CASH THE FEDS DON'T GRAB ME, I GOT LOTS OF PLANS I NEED BALLS, THE ALL STAR CASH IN THE LEADIN ROLL, CALL IT CRUISE CONTROL EVERY DAY IS SHAKABLE, EVERYTHING IS PAYABLE NO TINGS IN MY ARMOR, I'M FEELING UNBREAKABLE SWIMMING THROUGH THE SHARK TANK I'M TOP RANK FOR THE
PISTOL TO YO MOTHERFUCKIN HEAD, YOU A DEAD MAN SPRAY IT OVER BED TIL THEY PUT ME IN THE FEDS MAN IT'S GUCCI AND THE CRAZY YOUNG NIGGA WITH THE DREADS MAN AND WE SMOKE CUZ WE STAY HIGH LIKE METHOD MAN AND REDMAN MAN THESE FARMERS GROWING WEED JUST LIKE TOMATOES AND EGGPLANTS GLASSCUTTER IN MY POCKET, TRYNA OPEN UP YO CHEST MAN IF YOU LEAVE AFTER THESE 50 SHOTS YOU A BLESSED MAN I'M NOT A RAPPER, I'M A ORDINARY NIGGA FROM THE CRESH MAN I GOT A EXTRAORDINARY COOK GAME IN THE KITCHEN DISS ME AND PUT ME IN A AWKWARD POSITION GREEN DOT A NIGGA, MAKE EM KILL HIM IN THE PRISON DISRESPECT BRICK SQUAD A VERY BAD DECISION
I SAY BOOM BYE BYE TO A BATTY BOY WHEN IT COMES TO THE CHARGES, I'M A NAUGHTY BOY PUT THE FEET TO YOUR HEAD LIKE KARATE BOY TURN AROUND, BEAT THE FEDS LIKE THE GOTTI BOY THE RAMIFICATIONS OF FRONTING IS A GUT SHOT A BUCK-FIFTY AND UNIVERSAL AND WHATNOT THEY SAID HIPHOP WAS GETTING TOO HARDCORE THE METROSEXUAL MOVEMENT CAME, THE ODDBALL ALL OF A SUDDEN THE MEN ARE SO FASHION-FORWARD BUT CLOTHES NEVER MADE THE MAN, YOU BASTARDS KNOW IT I'D RATHER HEAR A NIGGA LYING AND FIRING GLOCKS THAN HAVE TO HEAR A NIGGA RHYME ABOUT DESIGNER SOCKS BITCH, DO IT FOR BUJU BANTON DO IT SO BABYLON CAN GIVE THAT BROTHER A BOND, MON AIN'T NOBODY FUCKING WITH SAI THINK SO? FIND A SICK DICK, SUCK IT AND DIE
SUPREME C BEEN AFTER MEAN FIGURES, ASK MY LIL NIGGA SINCE BACK IN THE DAYS, BEFORE HE WAS RAISED AINT NOBODY PUTTIN FEAR IN MY HEART, WHO NEED A JUMPSTART MY ART SHARP, SHOOT YOUR POSSE APART NIGGA TAKE YOU ON ONE BY ONE, GUN BY GUN SON BY SON, DONE BY DONE WHOEVER COME MURDER FEST, ONE OF THE BEST I'M GETTIN ASSETS, COLLECT ASS BETS, SQUAT BY YOUR ADDRESS I COME TO KICK IT WIT YOU, WALK BEANS STICKIN WIT YOU WHY TRY TO HIDE FROM ACCOMPLICE VIBE YO WE BREAK BREAD, BREAK HEADS, MY PEOPLE SHAKE FEDS GAMBLE AND SCRAMBLE, F WHAT YOUR MAN DO IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS HUSLTIN GAME, MUSCLE AND FAME TUSSELS IN RAIN, TAKE AIM, BLUSH YOU WITH GAME MY LANGUAGE IS UNEXPLAINABLE, SWITCH, CHANGEABLE AND I STAY REMAINDABLE, WITH BIGGER GUNS AIMED AT YOU
No fundamentalist undercurrent ran through the national culture before the first war. Sufism had always been the predominant Muslim sect, and Wahhabism was a foreign, wartime import. A few times a year, Arab Wahhabis came through the village in search of recruits. They promised rations, shelter, an eternity in Paradise, and, until that day of glorious martyrdom, a monthly salary of two hundred and fifty U.S. dollars. Few young men followed the monochromatic Wahhabi faith, but many were quite willing to be radicalized for a monthly salary that eclipsed what they would otherwise earn in a year. The war of independence so quickly conflated with jihad because no one cared about the self-determination of a small landlocked republic. Arab states would gladly fund a war of religion, but not one of nationalism. And in this way it didn't matter who won the war between the Feds and fundamentalists: the notion of a democratic and fully sovereign Chechnya would be crushed regardless.
28 GRAMS, I'M COOKIN' A ZIP PULL UP IN A WHITE FOREIGN WHIP I'M WHIPPIN' A BRICK, SLICKER THAN RICK GOT YOUR MAIN BITCH ON MY DICK NIGGA SHE STICK TO THE TIP LICKIN' HER LIPS GOIN' SO LONG WITH THE STICK SWINGIN' I'M HITTIN' THE FENCE GETTIN' THESE CHIPS REALLY GOT MILLIONS OF SHIT Y'ALL NIGGAS THINKIN' YOU RICH MY BITCH GIVE HER THAT PACKAGE SHE TAKIN' THAT SHIT ON A TRIP NO LOCATION ON THE INSTAGRAM, I'M TRYNA SHAKE THE FEDS PLUS YOU KNOW I'M FRESH TO DEATH, I'M TRYNA WAKE THE DEAD SIP ON SOME SHIT MIGHT TAKE A PIC WITH YOUR BITCH WHEN I VISIT THE VIP, MIGHT BE GOIN' ALL THE WAY I'M MIKE VICK WITH THIS SHIT WHIPPIN' UP THE EXTRAS LIKE SOME EGGS IN THE A.M WHIPPIN' A BRICK, CLIPS GON' START HITTIN, MY CAR GON' KEEP DIPPIN KEEP TALKIN' WE LIVIN'
Mike Will Made-It
MY THOUGHTS TRAVEL FAR BEYOND THE GALAXIES PRAISE HARD TO SHOOTIN STARS DEADLY BOMBIN FOR THE CAUSE WILDCAT RAZOR CLOSE LIKES IT IN THE INNOCENT, THE FIVE PERCENT ATTRIBUTE, ROLL GOD ALLAH, FUCK THE GOVERNMENT I DESIGN MILITARY WARHEADS WITH INFRARED GOTTA BE SLED - OH SHIT HERE COME THE FEDS DON'T MOVE OR YOU'RE DEAD, NIGGAS FLED LIKE FUGITIVES CONSIDERED NON-DANGEROUS THE WAY NIGGAS DON'T PERTAIN TO THIS KILLARMY BREATH OF THIS BULLSHIT IGNORANCE AS I OVERTAKE THE SUN, MULTIPLY DEAF AND DUMB VICTIMS OF ILLUSIONS, DON'T UNDERSTAND CONFUSION I LET MY THOUGHTS BE BORN OF POETRY SHOW AND PROVEN DO WE BE THE CHOSEN ON THE UPRISE, EIGHTY FIVES DON'T REALIZE TO CHECK FOR THESE BAD GUYS WITH THE SNAKE EYES THE POISONOUS VENOM'S COLD WETTIN LIVES KILLARMY ON THE RETURN LIKE THE JEDI
NO POT TO PISS IN, THAT'S WHAT I COME FROM AND GOD, I AIN'T NEVER MET A MAN I'MA RUN FROM ESPECIALLY IF I WAS WET, SMOKING THAT DUMB-DUMB FUCK POLICE, BEAT EM UP WHENEVER SOME DUMB ONE DEEP FOR LIFE, UNDERSTAND THAT HOMIE MY GUN ALWAYS, WHERE MY HAND AT HOMIE I'M A FIVE DEUCE HOOVER CRIP GROOVING TILL THE WORLD STOP MOVING, YOU AIN'T EVEN GOTTA ASK THAT HOMIE SHOT A COUPLE OF NIGGAZ, COUPLE NIGGAZ SHOT ME WHO THE FUCK TOLD THE FEDS, MY NIGGA NOT ME I'M IN THE PENITENTIARY, AND I DON'T KNOW A NIGGA NAMED SCOTT BUT I STILL GOT AWAY, SCOTT-FREE I, GOT SO MUCH LOVE IN THESE STREETS YEAH THE MOTHERFUCKER HIT 75 TIMES, THAT IT AIN'T NO PLUGGING THEM HEATS BUT IF IT'S GONNA FEED MY FAMILY, I'D DO IT AGAIN KICK YOUR DOOR WIDE OPEN, I'D DO IT AGAIN FUCK HELL HOMIE, I'MA GO THROUGH IT AGAIN THIS MERKING SEASON, I'M IN THE BLUEST AGAIN SLIPPING OUTSIDE, I'D NEVER DO IT AGAIN I DESERVE TO BE RICH, AND I'MA PROVE IT AGAIN HARD AS I GO TOO, YOU BEST YOU TO GET IN I JUST FOUND MY MIND, BUT I'MA LOSE IT AGAIN AND WHEN I FIND IT, I'MA DO IT AGAIN
VERSE 2: SIMPLETON YO! AH! AH! PEOPLE SELL DEM SOUL A FOR A SLICE OF BREAD DON'T WATCH HOW MAN BUSINESS MAY GET EYE TURN RED PAY ATTENTION TO LIKE HOW EASY MAN DEAD IT'S READY BEEN WRITTEN MAN IT'S READY BEEN SAID MI TRAVEL A THOUSAND MILES JUST TO LICK A GUY HEAD YUH MIGHT PICK UP TEFLON MIXED WITH LED DON'T GET MI ANGRY MON OR NEITHER FLED NUFF SNITCHES A WORK FOR CIA AND FEDS WE BEAT 'EM BADLY AND MEK DI WHOLE A DEM DEAD AND THIS DI ORIGINAL DI BADILY BOOM SKEGEREG FREESTYLE FANATIC, STAYIN QUIETLY IN DA ATTIC SPITTIN LIKE A DAMN AUTOMATIC SO LET MI TELL YUH STRAIGHT A LIKE ELASTIC WATCH HOW YUH START IT, LET MI TELL YUH FO REAL YO GIMME YO A CHANCE, MEK YO DI NUFF A DEM DANCE LET MI TELL YUH FULL OF NUFF GRANDS, LET MI TELL YUH STILL YES DI SHINE NOW WHAT I CLAIM WHAT IS MINE, LET MI TELL YUH LEAVE THAT DESIGNED SPECIAL IN CRIME, GRINDIN FLY
The profilers' plan to coax me out of the woods resembled a comedy skit. During their search of my Cane Creek trailer, the feds had found dozens of books on the Civil War. And interviews with my friends confirmed that I was a bona fide Civil War buff. The profilers looked at all this Civil War 'stimuli' and concluded that my hiding in the mountains was a form of role-playing. Starring in my own Civil War fantasy, I was a lone rebel fighting for the Lost Cause, and the task force was a Yankee army out to capture me. To talk On August 16, the task force pulled out of the woods while Bo and his rebels went in. They had to look the part, so the FBI profilers dressed them in white hats with the word 'REBEL' stenciled in red letters across the front; and around their neck each rebel wore a Confederate flag bandanna.me into surrendering, they needed some of my rebel comrades to convince me that the war was over and it was time to lay down my arms. Colonel Gritz and his crew were assigned the role of my rebel comrades. They were there to 'rescue' me from the Yankee horde. Bo's band of rebels pitched camp down in Tusquitee, north of the town of Hayesville. Beginning at Bob Allison Campground - the place where I'd abandoned Nordmann's truck - they worked their way west into the Tusquitee Mountains. They walked the trails, blowing whistles and yelling 'Eric, we're here with Bo Gritz to save you.' They searched for a week. I lost it when I heard on the radio that the profilers had dressed Gritz's clowns in 'REBEL' hats and Confederate flag bandannas. I laughed so hard I think I broke a rib.
MOTHERFUCK THE F.B.I., BITCHES I'M PREPARED TO DIE UP ON MY TIP, CAUSE I WON'T SLANG HIS DRUG SUPPLY JAIL AIN'T NEVER SCARED ME NONE, FUCK THE FEDS AND VICE COPS TOO DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE, IS THAT ALL Y'ALL CAN COME WITH DUDE BITCHES BETTA THINK FAST, FIND YOURSELF A BETTER SNITCH CAUSE THAT BITCH YOU GOT SMOKE ROCKS SO THAT MEAN HER WORD AIN'T SHIT IF I GET SOME PRISON TIME, GIVE ME MINE, CAUSE I AIN'T FAKE SINCE MY CLICK DON'T SNITCH WHEN I GET OUT ALL MY CONNECTIONS STRAIGHT THE JOURNAL KEEPS MY NAME IN LIGHTS, ENTRAPMENT TO THE THIRD DEGREE BEFORE MY TRIAL CAN COME, THE NEWSPAPER WANT TO SENTENCE ME BITCH BOOTLEGS PREPARED TO GO, YOU'LL NEVER GET THIS CHANCE AGAIN GOTTA CALL MY AUNTIE, THEY WANT YOUR NEPHEW IN THE PEN BITCH WE AIN'T NO KIN, FUCK THAT SMILIN I AIN'T IN THAT MOOD BRING IN THE INDICTMENT PAPERS, EATIN ALL OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S FOOD BITCH YOU KNOW THAT'S RUDE, ATTITUDE IS TO THE THIRD DEGREE SEND ME TO PENETENTIARY, COME OUT THAT BITCH A STRAIGHT UP G NEVER BEEN A BUSTA, ALWAYS BEEN A HUSTLA SELLIN YEA, CAME UP BUSTIN CAPS SO WE COULD DEAL THIS DIME OUT WHERE I STAY OUT TO MAKE MY PAY, AND SELLIN YEA THE ONLY WAY I KNOW FIENDS AROUND THE BLOCK, SOON AS I OPEN UP MY ROCK HOUSE DOOR GOTTA MAKE SOME MORE, I'M DROPPIN WEIGHT ON THAT DIGITAL SCALE MORE POPULAR THAN TACO BELL, TACO SHELLS, WE'RE MAKING SELLS MOTHERFUCKIN BITCH, I WANT A KEY, GIVE ME THAT UNCUT RAW SHIT UP IN YOUR JAR, THE BEST COCAINE THESE CRACKHEADS EVER SAW YOUR MOMMA'S EYES ARE BIG AGAIN, EVERYTIME SHE SMOKES SHE PLOTS, SINCE I WOULDN'T GIVE HER NO ROCK SHE SENDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN MY SPOT CONSPIRACY AND DISTRIBUTION, DROP SOME GRIP SO I CAN FIGHT IT FREE AGAIN TO SELL DOPE, BITCH FUCK BEING INDICTED
WHAT UP HOPS?TIME TO GET PAID AGAIN CROWD GROWIN' SHOULDA BEEN KNOWIN YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED AND WHEN I TOLD YOU I'LL BE BACK IN FULL COLOR LOOK AT YOURSELF UMMM WELLA IS WHAT YOU SAID AS YOU BOP YOUR HEAD TO A NEW GROOVE THAT IMPROVES THAT MOVEMENT DON'T WORRY THERE'S NO WAY I'M LOSIN' IT'S DOWN PAT LIKE PAINT AND SHELLACK AND AS A MATTER OF FACT I'M WEARING TIMBERLANDS ROOF OF THE WORLD FULL LENGTH AND I'M KICKIN' IT ON THE STRENGTH ON THE STRENGHT STRAIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTER ON THE STRENGHT NO PRESCRIPTION AT ALL ON THE STRENGHT TYLENOL,CODEINE ON THE STRENGHT YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN,DIG THIS... PROHIBIT,EXHIBIT SPIRIT I SHARE IT THE LAWS A JAH ME FATHER AND I LIVE IT RULES FROM A MAN WITH UNDESTANDING SING AND BRING SOULS RING ABOUT EVERYTHING BEING STARTED,VERY UNDERRATED RHYMING ALL ABOUT YOURSELF IT OUTDATED AND YOU WAITING,ANTICIPATING FOR SOMETHING DOPE AND DEF AND INNOVATING FROM ME YOU SEE IT'S NOT EASY TO BE THE LAST LION FROM MOUNT ZION HARD LIKE IRON NEVER GIVE UP I JUST KEEP ON TRYIN' FREE AS A BIRD NOW THE WORLD IS SAFE AND I'M STONE COLD KICKIN IT,ON THE STRENGTH ON THE STRENGHT STRAIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTER ON THE STRENGHT NO PRESCRIPTION AT ALL ON THE STRENGHT TYLENOL,CODEINE ON THE STRENGHT YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN,DIG THIS... SHAKERS BE,SHAKIN',PEOPLE BE,BREAKIN' SHOW SO NITRO,GIRLIES BE FAINTIN' MEDICS BE LAYIN' THEY KNOW I'M NOT PLAYIN' ON THE STRENGHT,YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'? STRENGHT IS THE POWER,ALL ON THE HOUR OR FORCE DO ANYBODY GOT STRENGHT?OF COURSE! I'M GETTIN HOARSE CAUSE IT'S PUMPIN LIKE THE FEDS FROM EACH AND EVERY CORNER PEOPLE BOPPIN' THEIR HEADS INSTEAD OF ARGUING,BITIN',FIGHTIN' AND FUSSIN' YOU'RE AFRO-AMERICAN SO WON'T YOU STOP RUSHIN' THE RAP THAT I'M BUSTIN,SO DOPE IT'S DISGUSTING TRUSTIN' WHAT'S IN STORE FOR SURE AS YOU AND YOURS FILL ALL DANCE FLOORS CAUSE WHEN GET FRESH RAIN,WE STORM OR WORK ON AN ENCORE WHILE WE'RE ON TOUR OR LIKE I SAID TO YOU ONCE BEFORE WEARIN' TIMBERLANDS ROOF OF THE WORLD,FULL LENGTH AND I'M STONE COLD KICKIN' IT ON THE STRENGTH
Doug E. Fresh