Thursday, October 05, 2006

W Stands For What The Fuck?

In a move moving the US one more step closer to becoming a fascist dictatorship, George Bush declared that he can edit security reports about whether Homeland Security is obeying privacy rules. Once again exhibiting his predilection for crapping on the Constitution, he claimed this power in another signing statement to a bill passed by Congress stating that no-one but the privacy officer could alter, delay or prohibit the mandatory annual report on Homeland Security department activities that affect privacy, including complaints. He claimed this under his power as the unitary executive, a position not outlined by the Constitution, but hey, to him it's just a Goddamned piece of paper anyway.
Bush also issued other signing statements in the Homeland Security spending bill, none of them maing much sense, least of all his disregard for a rquirement that the FEMA director have at least five years experience and "demonstrated ability in and knowledge of emergency management and homeland security."
And Bush's logic (or lack thereof)? It "rules out a large portion of those persons best qualified by experience and knowledge to fill the office." In other words, more political hacks he needs to appoint to a position because of favors owed to them by the current administration. Only a truly brainwashed television-watchin' Republican could understand why a law requiring a person to be qualified and knowledgeable would rule out a large portion of those qualified by experience and knowledge, but I can't understand why Bush has any support at all as he slowly descends the nation into a fascist regime.
And if you really extend Bush's logic, driver's licenses that require a driver to be qualified by experience and logic are ruling out a large portion of those people who want to drive cars. Or, states that require a doctor to be licensed as experienced and knowledgeable are stopping a lot of people from entering the medical field.
So if the Foley scandal hasn't already rendered this Congress to be irrelevant, then Bush's signing statements sure have.

8 comments:

GraemeAnfinson said...
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GraemeAnfinson said...

I fucked up the first one. but what I was going to say is - imagine what would happen if another terrorist attack would happen

sumo said...

Graeme...we don't want to go there do we? When that happens...and I'm sure it will...the citizens leftover from the carnage will be on their own. I have a feeling that we are going to have to rally as just ordinary people to help and care for eachother...what a lousy day that will be. If it's a mushroom cloud coming my way...I hope it's direct...because I'd really rather not be alive to deal with the side effects. A few years back...before 2000 that is...we weren't afraid of anything like this...now look how we all talk. What has this man done to this nation...and can we ever come back from the brink?

Frederick said...

Read this:

http://www.lwilliamlosapio.com/?page_id=42

pissed off patricia said...

Well hell no, you don't want someone who is qualified doing any job at all. He does live by that too, if you look at his cabinet and what actual positive things they have done. Nada, zip, zero.

Jesus I hear him on tv now talking about the economy. Grasping at $$ straws.

DivaJood said...

Qualified? Doesn't that mean someone who donated a lot of money to Shrub's campaign?

Seriously people, there won't be elections in 2008. He's going to do away with them.

karena said...

You know, when that dumbfuck got selected some corporate goobers said, "He's not smart and he knows it and that is why I voted for him. He's smart enough to know he needs to appoint the best and the brightest." Well, they were wrong and now the dumbfuck wants to appoint someone with no experience to FEMA because if experience is required it will narrow the field. Duhhhh, it will exclude whatever idiot you have in mind. Will Harriet Meiers be the new director of FEMA?

Citisucks said...

I thought W stood for wanna-be. As in I wanna-be Hitler.