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When Does Executive Privilege Become Executive Abuse?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

  Executive privilege is arguably a proper and useful way to protect sensitive government information. However, the definition for what qualifies has expanded to the point of ridiculousness. The Bush administration considers everything from the White House cheese log budget to retired presidential toilet swabbers as sacrosanct. To be fair, "The Privileger"TM ...

So You Think You Have Health Insurance?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Take a look at this video titled "Insurance Jive" - it dramatizes the way that insurance companies in California have begun making a systematic practice of illegally cancelling people's policies if they actually have the nerve to get sick; in the actual case portrayed in the video, Health Net cancelled ...

The Foolishness Of George Bush

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

When asked what kind of advice he would give to the Syrians, here's what the Republican President said yesterday: Q (As translated.) To both of you, what specific, concrete requests do you wish to make or send to the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, so that he normalize his relations with the ...

“Enemy Combatants” vs. A “Power Grab”

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Everybody seems to be writing about yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Gitmo prisoners. So I guess the Court was saying that you can’t just transfer a prisoner away from American soil, redefine him as an “enemy combatant” and — Presto! His legal rights have all disappeared. Why should common people have ...

SCOTUS rules FOR Detainees in Gitmo.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

In a ruling that is sure to send shivers down the spine of every loyal Bushie, The Supremes ruled this morning that detainees at Guantanamo have the right to appeal to US civilian courts. From the MSNBC writeup: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay ...

Israeli Official: “Attack On Iran Unavoidable”

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz has told Israeli newspaper reporters that sanctions against Iran were not working and that an Israeli attack against Iran's nuclear development sites was becoming "unavoidable." “If Iran continues with its program for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective,” Shaul Mofaz ...

Serving a constituency-but which one?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

With the news that the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will appeal a ruling handed down last week by the courts, it gives one pause to consider why they would have a problem with the new law regarding lobbying. The law in question is the Honest Leadership and Open Government ...

You Are the Crapweasel Our Fathers Warned Us About

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Newsflash there Big Dick...last time I checked, this country was still a democracy. The founders well knew of the dangers of unchecked power in the hands of insane asshat with pretentions of Napoleonism. They knew that if a crapweasel with the morals of a ferret and the ego of Saddam ...

Cheney Asserts Independence From Executive Branch- Is The Vice-President Now An Official ‘Rogue’ Element In Our Government?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Vice-President Dick Cheney has obviously spent too much time in "undisclosed" locations because since 2003 he has directed his office to quit complying with Executive Order 12958 that requires the National Archives to inspect federal agencies and White House offices to ensure that they are complying with the security procedures ...

As We See It: Pardon Me Edition

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

I Beg Your Pardon, I never Promised You a White House Rose Garden Of Course Contractor Fraud in Iraq is Limited, Nudge...Nudge...Wink...Wink Bloomberg Can't Stand The Smell, Bolts Republican Party Mission Accomplished: Iraq Sinking Fast See other fine hypertext products at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks! Tech Tags: humor politics libby ...

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