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Tuesday, May 5, 2009:|
The following rant by Dr Dreidel on Fark.com
They farking better put the screws to Bush and Friends.
Look, after Nixon, the government largely punted on matters of national secrecy and executive power. No one wants to force a Constitutional crisis, but how the bloody blue FARK are we supposed to prevent shiat like Bush pulled from happening again? Obviously the Geneva-farking-Conventions AGAINST TORTURE weren't enough.
Obama's taking some positive steps, but they're all reactionary - undoing the specifics of the Bush plan (GTMO, adopting the CIA standards to the UCMJ, etc). What we need is some Congressional Legislation, Supreme Court decisions AND Executive orders (covering all 3 branches) that specifically outlaw the types of shenanigans that Bush pulled: -mandating that EVERYONE under US jurisdiction (as the 14th Amdt is kinda vague) is subject to either military or civilian law - either you're tried by civilian courts or a court martial; none of this "neither-here-nor-there" bullshiat
-Executive Privilege must be limited. I don't care if it has a chilling effect on the executive's decision making process. Make it subject to a secret review by SCOTUS and/or a Congressional panel, but put something other than the president's word on it. We've seen it abused far too often in the last 16 years.
-Congressional subpoenas CANNOT be ignored. I know Bush and Friends believed they're above the law, but they were working for a CO-EQUAL branch and, as such, are not ABOVE a subpoena. They can show and say nothing (and be cited for contempt), but if a branch of the FEDERAL FARKING government wants to see you in their office, you go. This fits in with the second point.
-figure out where the VP's office is, and make it stick. Cheney's argument that the VP's office is under whichever branch he says based on the phase of the moon is retarded and counter to the separation of powers doctrine.
Pro-active legislation that not only undoes the damage, but prevents new damage, cannot be a bad thing, and I am embarrassed by my country's inability to sort out the basics of modern governance. Like NOT torturing people. Like offering even the hardest of criminals a day in court. Like not monkeying around with the system of government and running down the clock until the end of a term with needless "investigations" and bullshiat legal maneuvers to prevent the truth from being known.
I can't believe things got so out of hand that we still DON'T KNOW the extent of the damage that Bush did to the machinery of government, even 3 months after that pigf*cker left office.
Monday, December 22, 2008:|
Insults mean something only when coming from a person whose opinions have merit and not from some random microencephaloid troglodyte.
Under the snow, all cars look like junkers.
Blueberries taste a lot better than mushrooms. Besides, who would ever make brandy from mushrooms? That's just messed up.
(Grabbed from bash.org)
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Friday, July 4, 2008:|
I woke up this morning with an "Inspected by..." sticker on the back of my left hand. WTF?
Happy 4th, America.