Category Archives: Can we put them all in prison now?

Why is the Executive Branch ‘above’ the law?

This is a nation of laws. It is not a dictatorship, an aristocracy, autocracy, juntocracy or monarchy.

Yet the White House says the president’s own order on classified data does not apply to his office or the vice president’s. WTF people? According to an LAT piece:

The White House said Friday that, like Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, President Bush’s office is not allowing an independent federal watchdog to oversee its handling of classified national security information.

An executive order that Bush issued in March 2003 — amending an existing order — requires all government agencies that are part of the executive branch to submit to oversight. Although it doesn’t specifically say so, Bush’s order was not meant to apply to the vice president’s office or the president’s office, a White House spokesman said.

They spit in our face and then laugh. What balls these mutha fucka’s have. To quote a line from the Executive Order: “Our democratic principles require that the American people be informed of the activities of their government,”–Just not the actual Executive Branch I guess..they can do whatever the hell they want.

Bush and Cheney are not above accountability. They are not above the laws.

Vile, fucking. pricks.

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The latest Republican BS..

Today’s news items that will make you laugh, cry and want to throw things at Republicans:

From ThinkProgress: At a speech at the University of Arkansas this week, a teary-eyed Tim Griffin defended his record. Like former Justice official Monica Goodling — who called caging just “a direct-mail term — Griffin attempted to dismiss the allegations. He laid the blame on the “Internet stuff” and made jokes comparing caging to tending zoo animals.

John Kyl is a Kreep: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) yesterday blocked Judiciary Committee vote on whether to authorize subpoenas to obtain secret documents related to the NSA’s warrantless domestic surveillance program. Kyl’s action “will block the vote for a week,” after which the Committee will “decide whether to issue the subpoenas or use them as leverage in negotiations with the Bush administration over access to the documents.”

Prison Time Is Urged for Griles: Ex-Interior Official Admitted Lying About Ties to Abramoff. Former deputy interior secretary J. Steven Griles asked lobbyist Jack Abramoff for many favors for close female friends and in exchange helped Abramoff’s clients at the government agency, according to prosecutors, who urged a federal judge to give Griles substantial prison time.

And last, but certainly not friggin least..we have Alberto pulling a fast one again.

Gonzales uses US Attorney appointment power that Congress banned:In a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting Thursday morning, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) revealed that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales once again used an interim appointment authority at the heart of the US Attorneys controversy that Congress banned in a bill sent to the President for signature on June 4.

Gonzales Meeting With Monica Scrutinized: The Justice Department is investigating whether Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales sought to improperly influence the testimony of a departing senior aide, two of its senior officials said yesterday, adding a new dimension to the troubles already besetting the nation’s chief law enforcement official.

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