Thursday, January 26, 2006

As Long As It Makes Sense in HIS Mind

Bush Confident Warrantless Wiretaps Legal - Yahoo! News: "President Bush defended anew his program of warrantless surveillance Thursday, saying 'there's no doubt in my mind it is legal.' "

When there's no doubt in the mind of the perpetrator of an offense, then it's reasonable to conclude that that individual is mentally impaired. How long will it be before we come to that conclusion in the case of George W. Bush?

In a White House press conference this morning, President Bush refused to acknowledge that he was "circumventing" the law in authorizing warrantless surveillance. He then went on to explain that, in his discussions with his advisors, it was determined that the FISA law (1978) is "outdated" and not applicable to current circumstances and, therefore, cannot be applied.

Hmm. We can't apply a law from 1978, so we ignore it. (Didn't Saddam Hussein use that argument recently?) Sounds like circumventing to me. Oh, and by the way, that might also explain why Mr. Bush continues to ignore a host of other laws that were enacted to limit Executive Branch power. They must be outdated! Let the lawyers fight that fight, to paraphrase the President. Let the lawyers(!) determine what's unconstitutional or not. (Kill me, now!)

I look for to the day when this President is brought down and ousted -- for no other reason than to bring the Constitution of the United States of America back as our governing doctrine. I so desperately want to start loving my country again.


Monday, January 23, 2006

How do YOU make chocolate?

In defense of his self-serving "chocolate New Orleans" comments, N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin tried to defend his ill-chosen remarks by giving us a lesson in kitchen chemistry.

Ref: - Nagin apologizes for 'chocolate' city comments - Jan 17, 2006: "How do you make chocolate?"

"You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink."


How do you make chocolate? Last time I checked, you don't add white milk. That would be...chocolate milk. Is that what Nagin meant to say? That we need a "chocolate milk New Orleans"?

I don't think so.

Next time, Ray, stick with unambiguous metaphors and avoid food analogies, which have long been a source of negative racial epithets.

This sensational bit of backpedaling earns Nagin a place of honor in the annuls of political history. However, it will also earn him the title of "also ran" in New Orleans' next mayoral election race.