Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Today's hypocrisy

posted on freemarketnews.com:

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com
Allegations about President Bush, and his "just a goddamned piece of paper" dismissal of the US Constitution, continue to be made by Doug Thompson, the publisher of Capitol Hill Blue. Thompson wrote his initial story over the weekend, defended it on Sunday and points out, in a radio interview with alternative press reporter Steve Watson, that the story has been corroborated by three separate sources. In an article about the interview, Watson presents quotes from Thompson's story about President Bush's comments as follows:
“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”
The President must swear to uphold the US Constitution before taking office. Thus Bush's assertion, if publicly corroborated, constitutes grounds for impeachment. An additional complication is that anyone in public office hearing such a remark - deeming it serious - and not revealing it is then complicit with the president and thus must be seen in sympathy with the sentiment. In this case, as Thompson tells it, the Republican leadership sat with the Bush.

Having reported this most grave charge, Thompson would perform a great service by placing someone on the record. This would not constitute proof for those inclined to doubt, but would help substantiate the gravity of the allegations. - ST
staff reports - Free-Market News Network

So how will defenders of Bush, supposed patriots, react to this news? Or will they even hear about it? Spread the news that the American president has no respect for the U.S. Constitution, the document that guarantees the freedoms he claims his armed forces fight to protect. It's the ultimate hypocrisy if Bush claims to be spreading freedom and democracy but doesn't respect the document that granted us those things.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

What to say

You know that look on my face, the one you interpret as anger/fear/general response or interest in what you're saying? It's actually the expression of my amazement at the fact that you continue to rant at me about your silly self-involved opinions. Your feelings, for instance—there's one subject you go on about all the time, little noticing that I stopped even pretending to listen long ago.