These guys can ram through a law to destroy 900 years of jurisprudence by trashing the separation of powers, and give Bush the power to imprison any US citizen for anything, indefinitely, and they can't protect one teenager from a sexual predator? WTF?
Power and pedophilia going hand in hand as it does in the Republican party, maybe it's time to reread the Second Amendment -- and take it to heart.
"Get all the rope in Texas
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One of the reasons that it's hard to make a story like predator Mark Foley and the House Republican cover-up stick is because there's no pre-set narrative that Republican leaders are very bad people. Republican leaders are creepy, weird, and perverted, seeking an authoritarian political system so that they don't have to deal with personal demons.Read below the fold...
klepâ€§tocâ€§raâ€§cy /klÉ›pËˆtÉ’krÉ™si/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[klep-tok-ruh-see]Read below the fold...
â€“noun, plural â€‘cies.
a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves.
[Origin: 1815â€“20; klepto- (comb. form of Gk klÃ©ptÄ“s thief) + -cracy]
in the great, heaving granite slabs
in the sandstone, compressed, hardened
in the stars made rocks made dust
grow your own spine
who quits and dies to save life?
who marches in the decades?
who casts out light
and cries about the darkness?
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I took this one in February 1978.
"I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE LAWFUL ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAWFUL ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD" Read below the fold...
Where do the Americans stand now?
Are there any real United States Citizens left, who understand the meaning of the oath, "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic"? Read below the fold...
From Denny Hastert's favorite pedophile, Mark Foley (R-NAMBLA), as he instant messages:
strip down and get relaxed
Because it won't hurt a bit.
The torture, that is.
The destruction of the Constitution.
The detention of citizens without trial or habeas corpus.
The constant surveillance.
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Lotta good stuff in the Magna Carta. This clause caught my eye:
40. To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay, right or justice.
Gosh, even Kings didn't have powers of indefinite detention without right of appeal. Well, leaving out that ugly little lettre de cachet episode before 1789.
We haven't just been unable to "keep" a Republic; we've thrown away the 800 years of the common law. Read below the fold...