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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

RIP: habeas corpus 1215-2006

UPDATED: First casualty--under pressure from U.S. military officials claiming to "speak for the Romanian government," an Iraqi judge has sentenced a U.S. citizen to death for "kidnapping."
I just want to have a moment of not-silence for the death of habeas corpus, which, in being gutted by the vampiric Bush Administration, also guarantees the death of the United States Constitution to progressive blood loss.

The silence in this nation is deafening. Does most Americans even care?

I just want to be able to say (should they come to take me away) that on this historic day, on which that Jesus-muncher lunatic George W. Bush virtually seized despotic power to determine who is and is not an "enemy combatant," and thus who is and is not an American citizen (we are now all potential "enemy combatants" to him), I was among those who at least said something in protest.

Keith Olbermann's "special comment" was given last night on the death of democracy in America. Don't miss it.

(Via Rev. BigDumbChimp)


Blogger JanieBelle said...

Y'know it's funny. While were in England, we took a guided tour of the Tower of London. It was guided by one of the Beefeaters, which was cool. Something he said really cracked me up. I don't have the video right at my fingertips, so here's the paraphrased version...

"The colonials started a revolution because they didn't want to be ruled by a madman who called himself King George. I don't know whatever happened to that."


October 18, 2006 5:43 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Holy Spaghetti Monster! He's right--what an ironic parallel!

I don't even want to think about the fact that it was King George III that we fought a war against. Thankfully, Caesar has no son.

October 18, 2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

That's funny! (or, maybe, would be if it weren't so relevant now)

October 18, 2006 9:11 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Bush will stop at nothing to elevate his sorry-ass fiasco in Iraq to the status of a war for national security. There is literally nothing he will not sacrifice to save his ass.

As he has said,

"You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone."

There is nothing he will not classify, arrest, torture, invade, bomb, pervert, fabricate, or misrepresent to delay that reckoning with history.

October 18, 2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

I found the video. It's actually from the Jack the Ripper tour we took later that night. The Beefeater, Dickie, moonlights as a Ripper tour guide, and we enjoyed his Tower of London tour so much that we took the Ripper tour with him, too.

The video of the relevent quote is here at UDoJ


October 18, 2006 11:43 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

There is literally nothing he will not sacrifice to save his ass.

Bush's real agenda here.

The gist is, this is to imprison indefinitely the innocent people who have heretofore been eventually released and exonerated (like the Muslim attorney in Portland Oregon who was accused of being behind the bombings in Spain because his teen-aged son had Spanish homework in their house), and who have gone to the press, sued the government, and embarrassed the FBI and the Bush Administration.

This is about keeping all of the mistaken arrests and false imprisonment victims in prison, and executing them, so that they can’t talk about how Bush went after them instead of the terrorists. Ironically, any terrorists arrested under this plan will probably have a better chance at a trial and eventual release.

Pissed yet?

October 18, 2006 1:10 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Hey, where'd your homepage go? I'm just getting a blank white page! The post pages seem to be ok...

October 19, 2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

?? It looks okay to me from here.

October 19, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Well SURE it's Ok NOW. But it weren't before!

Or maybe I'm crazy.

Take your pick.

Kisses to Kristine!

October 19, 2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Mwah! from here.

October 20, 2006 12:37 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Mwah! Right back!

October 22, 2006 7:41 AM  

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