Monday, October 09, 2006

Your cat is more qualified to run the White House

You might think that, after managing to create the biggest blundering failure of leadership in United States history during an emergency (not to mention his other colossal failures), Preznit Bush might wish to re-examine some of his mistakes, like tapping the horse's ass head of the International Arabian Horse Association, Michael Brown, to lead the federal government's emergency response in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.


Not only is Bush not willing to re-examine his mistakes, in yet another so-called "signing order," he is once again being allowed to usurp the Constitution of the United States, willfully defying a law passed by Congress, this one establishing minimum standards for any future FEMA director.

Bush said establishing minimum standards for the director of FEMA could rule out a "large portion of those persons best qualified by experience and knowledge" to run the agency. The president, he added, has the constitutional authority to supervise the executive branch and recommendations to Congress should be subject to "appropriate executive branch review and approval before submission."

10/10/06 update:
In his continuing application of "signing orders" to advance the cause of an imperial "unitary executive" presidency, it appears that monkey boy continues to be (willfully) confused about what his role is in the separation of powers, just as he was in 2000:
I feel the court overstepped its bounds, just like I said in my statement. I think it was a reach. And as I said, the legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch job to interpret law.

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At 10/11/2006 07:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night, before finding the article referred in the previous post, I saw a new video-clip put together by a 15-year old girl who lives in Alabama, Ava Lowery, who first came to the attention of the Netroots at YearlyKos in June.  She started an organization called Peace Takes Courage and put up a website.  Her latest project, this video looks at the toll on the US families of sending our young people (and no longer only young people) to fight in Iraq.  Take a look.

I was struck with how like a feudal nation we've become - sending the peasants off to fight wars whose sole purpose is to provide land or resources to the very few at the top.   

At 10/11/2006 07:44:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Thanks for the tip.


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