Saturday, January 20, 2007

Habeas Corpus :: Not So Much

Did he volunteer for taser target too many times...?   Have the russians nuked his suschi...?   If it kool-aid poisoning it is a really severe case, no doubt...   Maybe being sucked up into Bush's alternative universe, black hole, anti-reality bubble world just a few times too many...   You know...   Makes him Hate America...

Sparky Gonzales C&L Earth to Alberto: Habeas Corpus-update-video added

mcjoan says it so well: ( Impeach Gonzales )

A reader transcribed this exchange concerning habeas corpus from today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings (no official transcript yet):

  • Specter: Now wait a minute, wait a minute. The Constitution says you can't take it away except in the case of invasion or rebellion. Doesn't that mean you have the right of habeas corpus?
  • Gonzales : I meant by that comment that the Constitution doesn't say that every individual in the United States or every citizen has or is assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn't say that. It simply says that the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended.

Article I, Section 9:

The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

Alberto Gonzales should not only be impeached for his willfully obtuse interpretations of the Constitution, he should be disbarred.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

WingNut Testimonial

If this just aint the cat's meow....   And this aint just your run of the mill Small Time WingNut either.   This one comes with a pedigree a mile long (National Review,etc...).   A WingNut in the WingNut Establishment.   Lordy... Lordy... Will wonders ever cease...?

Rod Dreher: "Hadn't the hippies tried to tell my generation this"?

As President Bush marched the country to war with Iraq, even some voices on the Right warned that this was a fool's errand. I dismissed them angrily. I thought them unpatriotic.

But almost four years later, I see that I was the fool.

In Iraq, this Republican President for whom I voted twice has shamed our country with weakness and incompetence, and the consequences of his failure will be far, far worse than anything Carter did.

The fraud, the mendacity, the utter haplessness of our government's conduct of the Iraq war have been shattering to me.

It wasn't supposed to turn out like this. Not under a Republican President.

I turn 40 next month -- middle aged at last -- a time of discovering limits, finitude. I expected that. But what I did not expect was to see the limits of finitude of American power revealed so painfully.

I did not expect Vietnam.

As I sat in my office last night watching President Bush deliver his big speech, I seethed over the waste, the folly, the stupidity of this war.

I had a heretical thought for a conservative - that I have got to teach my kids that they must never, ever take Presidents and Generals at their word - that their government will send them to kill and die for noble-sounding rot - that they have to question authority.

On the walk to the parking garage, it hit me. Hadn't the hippies tried to tell my generation that? Why had we scorned them so blithely?

Will my children, too small now to understand Iraq, take me seriously when I tell them one day what powerful men, whom their father once believed in, did to this country? Heavy thoughts for someone who is still a conservative despite it all. It was a long drive home.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Spocko vs WingNuts

Thanks to firedoglake for the heads up on this...   Spocko of Spocko's Brain (now defunct) took exception with the hate radio wingnuts at KSFO who were proclaiming things like liberals should be killed and other wingnutery.   He started a write-in campaign to the advertisers and VISA quit running ads on their station.   ABC/Disney who we all love and cherish as the givers last year's "Path To 9-11" decided to sick the legal eagles on Spocko for using audio clips (available at the Blogintegrity link below) from the station's shows as proof of their hate-speech.   His use of the clips were within constraints of the fair use doctirne.   That pretty well brings us up to speed.   This post is in support of Spocko and all the blogs listed below who are willing to stand up to tha WingNuts...

Blogintegrity :: ksfo's eliminationist tendencies caught

supreme irony of life :: abcdisney endorses hate speech violence
Goolge Search :: Spocko
phoenix woman :: abc attempts to silence critic of its...
The Sideshow
pushing rope :: spocko exposes abc disney affiliate
sine qua non :: ksfo san francisco a disney abc affiliate sends corporate hacks after lone blogger
skippy the bush kangaroo :: spocko v mouse
multi media blog :: spocko is dead long live and prosper
balls and walnuts
the impolitic :: disney not mickey mousing around with...
corrente wire :: disney call em ragheads why not
mparent7777 :: mouse as hater
electronic darwinism :: local news hate and death threats from...
no mister nice blog :: i have to head out for most of day
progressive gold blog :: i am egg man he is walrus cant say ive...
space time curves :: non-profit non-political for...
the eleven :: Updated News For Boing Boing Visitors
the news blog :: shut up shut up
firedoglake :: late nite fdl spocko vs the rat
dohiyi mir :: mirror mirror
phoenix woman :: abc attempts to silence critic of its...
the eleven :: Listening To Mickeys Eliminationist Minions
whiskey fire :: the ogres trump
rants from the rookery :: more on what disney abc kfso and their...

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Thanks For The Memories...

Harriet Myers

Hat Tip to Shakespeare's Sister       •       Miers Resigns As White House Counsel - 01.04.07

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