Monday, May 7, 2007

Sunday Miscellany

Bush's approval rating falls to 28 percent.
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I am not sure that I want to be part of a nation that feels the need to have a "War Czar".
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Quote of the day: "Like Thatcher in Britain, like Reagan in the United States, Sarkozy will change things," said supporter Thierry Gauvert, 55. Bonne chance, France.
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Meanwhile, business as usual.
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Editorial of the day: The Nation -- For the past seven years, George Bush has repeatedly violated the Constitution. Even worse, Congress has knowingly let it happen.

There's been the legalization of torture, warrantless wiretaps and the Military Commissions Act (MCA), which gives the president absolute power to decide who is an enemy of the US, to imprison people indefinitely without charging them with a crime, and to define what is -- and what is not -- torture and abuse.

This act represented an unprecedented attack on the basic system of habeas corpus--a fundamental Constitutional right that protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment.

4 Comments:

Blogger Nölff said...

I think it would be cool if the war czar wore an eye patch and always chewed on the end of a smoked cigar.

May 07, 2007  
Blogger Jim said...

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May 07, 2007  
Blogger Jim said...

I shit-canned my earlier comment because I hadn't had enough coffee yet, so it was a bit garbled. :)

I don't think that Sarkozy is a Thatcher or a Reagan, but I suppose that time will tell. He sounds like a blow-hard, but I don't think he's as conservative as Thatcher or Reagan, keeping in mind that "conservative" is a relative term. He certainly needs to sort out France's poor integration of its immigrants into French society, which won't be easy to do considering his shitty comments about the banlieue riots.

May 07, 2007  
Blogger Butchieboy said...

I think it would be cool if the war czar wore an eye patch and always chewed on the end of a smoked cigar.

Yeah, and had a robot hand and a bald cat! That would be wicked!

May 07, 2007  

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