Thursday, June 28, 2007

Subpoena Cheney

The White House said today it would not comply with congressional subpoenas for documents and testimony relating to the firings of federal prosecutors last year, setting up a potential constitutional confrontation over its claim of executive privilege.

- Washington Post

Since Cheney has stated his office isn't part of the Executive Branch, subpoena his office. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll have been copied on some of this stuff.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Endgame

I've always been reluctant to buy into conspiracy theories.

Some bloggers have theorized that come January 20, 2009 the Bushies will not be leaving. I've scoffed at that. Hey, they're bad, but not that bad.

Then something put me over the top. It was Cheney's claim that his office is exempt from Presidential orders because it is not part of the Executive Branch.

I can't say why this is the act that has brought me to the conclusion that there is nothing Cheney and Bush won't do if given the opportunity, but it has.

So here's my theory on the endgame: As taxed as our military is fighting the war in Iraq, at any given time there are still many thousands of soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines and national guard on American soil. However, if we start another major war (i.e. Iran) while continuing to fight this one, we'll really have to empty the bases and send everyone to the theater of war.

What a perfect time for a coup.

I firmly believe that the military would rise up against that. If they were here.

It's January 20, 2009. G.W. Bush has announced that, due to unprecendented voter fraud, he cannot accept the result of last November's election and will not relinquish power. The Supreme Court, not wanting to repeat the 2000 fracas, is silent.

Yes, it's a ridiculous idea. But let's review the realities of the past 6 years and ask:

Is there anything they wouldn't do?

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogging Ennui

When I realized today that it had been more than three weeks since the last post here, I knew something was up. With the real me and several alter-egos (including this one) available to contribute, none of us has had anything to say for a while.

Work has been overwhelming and sapping my physical (even though it's a desk job) and psychic energy.

Fortunately, I have two mini-vacations coming in the next weeks to favorite places on opposite coasts. Perhaps they will rejuvenate me.

Perhaps I should visit a spa, but only one that knows how to spell.

Or, having not been to Shul in nearly two years, I should reJEWvenate.

But I must stop watching presidential "debates" -- they just depress.

(if you're behind on Sopranos skip this paragraph)
And then they killed Bobby Baccala, and Sil is in a coma. If you saw that episode, the scene where they get Bobby in the model train store is fucking brilliant. But tomorrow is the finale, and I feel like I'm losing friends, even though they were very bad people.

Friends, don't give up on us. I'm sure we'll see a return of our vigorous and sardonic ways soon, and get that daily hit counter back up to 5.

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