Saturday, August 05, 2006

America Under Bush: Could This Be What Went Wrong?

The simplest little things can have major consequences. Paris Hilton bats her eyes in Tokyo and on the other side of the world, Lindsay Lohan falls off a barstool. Related? No, but who wants to drag out the butterfly wings and the hurricane bit again? Could it be that what we are seeing these days - our problems with the Bush administration's march toward dictatorship - is all the result of one missed class in Texas? Farfetched as it appears, President Bush's lack of understanding about the three branches of government, could all come down to a single day of hooky. Just add the Texas drawl, and see what you think.


At 10:18 PM, Blogger The Guy said...

Ok? So when was it, oh all knowing, all seeing eye of freaky patriotic wisdom? Was it the socialist backlash following the New Deal or was it the sudden drop in crime brought on by the societal consequences of legal abortion? Was it the failure of congress to back Ronald Reagan's Star Wars initiative which now leaves us defenseless in the face of escalating global rocketry? Or did it have something to do with a tight knit sub-culture which sprang up around the sharp spike in population which occured after world war 2, the so-called boomers?

I could go on and on making lists, all items of which would be dramatic turning points for America and/or the world. Many of them would meet your specification and yet prove to have no sovereign value against the problems plaguing our country today.

Intriguing post though, a little over the top with the ego. Looking forward to your next post.

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I used the over-the-top with the ego as a device. No one has been whining and griping more than me so I was also trying to turn the readers crank a little. I like the idea that small events have big consequences. Maybe George missed that one class on the Constitution and it turned into this.
We have a great chance of getting out of our problems if we keep the Constitution. This bunch is ignoring it. You throw in electoral fraud and we're looking at the end of America. And that's not over the top - that's reality.

At 10:49 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

The comment from "the guy" led to a new posting making his comment now seem a little hard to understand. My original post was indeed over the top with the ego and who needs that?

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous butch said...

Bill, I didn't see your original post, but this one seems to indicate the Bush has done something unconstitutional. Can you point out just what exactly that is? The only single policy of his that has been overturned by the SCOTUS is the policy of holding military tribunals for detainees at GITMO. Anything else?

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I'll refer you to John Conyer's study, "Constitution in Crisis". Are you aware that this administration is scrambling to write a legal escape hatch for their past behavior in case they're tried on war crimes?
I know the argument about the War Powers act, which explains the need for an endless war on terror.
But I'm fairly confident this is not how our forefathers intended the Constitution to work, with one man deciding the law, which is what we have now. President Bush has superceded the Constitution in a phony war against no particular country. Iraq can't be it - iraq is an occupation.
Your example of the one time President Bush did something illegal according to the Supremes is good enough for me. That should be enough to try Bush and Gonzalez right there.

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous butch said...

President Bush is using as a basis for this, at least in part, the arguments put forth by the Clinton Administration and the actions of the Clinton and Carter administrations, as well as others. He is basing all of this on precedent. Its nothing new except for the manufactured uproar over it.

And the difference between John Conyers and Michael Moore is that one is fat and makes movies.

At 8:12 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

Clinton Did It.

I knew we could depend on good old Butch to come up with that.

I just saw Fahrenheit 9/11 again yesterday. It certainly deserved the Oscar.

It's amazing how spot-on Moore was with what he chose to present as evidence of a lying, corrupt, Saudi-loving, oil-hungry Bush/Cheney administration.

Bush's acts (under the direction of Cheney and the neo-cons) are so far beyond the pale that it takes your breath away, even now.

We've seen their results in Afghanistan (hello Taliban), and Iraq. Remember the 'elections', the 'new constitution', and all that media fodder for Fox?

We here in the old folks home are now betting on when Rummy fires the generals who dared to state the obvious the other day, that Iraq is a mess. All before who have dared to speak the facts have been 'reassigned', so to speak.

Oh yes, be prepared for the Bush Lickers to say Moore was ‘debunked’. Except for a few mispronunciations of names and a date that was transposed, his film passes the test of time. More so than the Cheney ass kissers can say about Bush not committing impeachable offences. Gee, those suck-up guys should learn how to read.

At 8:23 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

... and don't forget:

Remove the Cheney administration by any means necessary.

And of course, I mean via elections. What else could I mean?

At 8:42 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

... or a blow job.

That's what he *really* needs; for himself and for the nation. Blow jobs are impeachable crimes. Killing tens of thousands for no reason is not.

If you have to fail, fail big (and enjoy it too!).


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