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mmm.... freshly baked fascism!

what's it going to take to convince you, ms. pelosi? i don't even care if he's not convicted. i want his hand slapped in front of the rest of the planet.

Posted by maxsolomon | July 19, 2007 10:01 AM

So does this mean all the Senators and Congressmen who oppose the war can have their shit taken away?

Posted by elswinger | July 19, 2007 10:05 AM

So, are the 52 Senators that would have voted to withdraw going to be first on that list? Yikes.

Posted by Levislade | July 19, 2007 10:05 AM

And even if a Democrat gets in the White House, do not expect them to recind this directive. The one rule of politics to remember is once you (or the position you are in) gains power, they never let it go.

The American Experiment has failed.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 19, 2007 10:05 AM

Freedom costs a buck'o five.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 19, 2007 10:11 AM

@ 2 and 3: probably not those guys as they have a pretty big seat at the Power Table. But, if you were a troublesome peacenick and or environmental movement agitator (see fire-bombing extremist) I would think you would be fair game. It's hard not to look at these types of directives and their comments about "restoring the power of the executive" and not think they are planning some sort of bloodless, or even bloody I suppose, coup. That said, @4 is probably right regardless of the next president.

Posted by submit | July 19, 2007 10:12 AM

@2 & 3 - No, it's only about people who have committed acts of violence or, vaguely, pose a "significant risk" of committing violent acts that undermine our glorious experiment in Iraq. The only thing Congress poses a significant risk of doing is Jack Shit.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | July 19, 2007 10:12 AM

I actually think this is his bridge too far. He's fucking with something at the heart of America: money. The first time he uses this against someone rich and inconvenient, all the other rich people will get scared and their pocketbooks will open up to the opposition. He'll be impeached in less than a week.

Posted by Gitai | July 19, 2007 10:19 AM


Well, yeah. That's why he'll never use it to freeze the assets of Saudi royalty who finance bin Laden. This is only going to be used on people everyone hates.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 19, 2007 10:26 AM

Oh, and who are mostly powerless.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 19, 2007 10:28 AM

If this country had any sensibility at all, we would've thrown this monkey in the trash bin years ago.


@1- his HAND slapped? W needs to be taken out to the tool shed!

Posted by SteveR | July 19, 2007 10:30 AM

@ 11 - Sensibility is pre-9/11 thinking.

Posted by submit | July 19, 2007 10:36 AM

"The only thing Congress poses a significant risk of doing is Jack Shit."

Hear hear. Viva la revolution!

Posted by JessB | July 19, 2007 10:38 AM

And the band plays on...

Posted by andy niable | July 19, 2007 10:45 AM

This is really fucking scary.

Posted by Katelyn | July 19, 2007 10:49 AM

#11 The tool shed? W and Dick need to be sent to ass-rape prison.

Posted by elswinger | July 19, 2007 10:55 AM

It seems to me that the property language is intended for use against people such as those who interfere with the movement of material. Think the Olympia protestors trying to block the shipments of body armor and the like from leaving the port.

Posted by chunkstyle | July 19, 2007 10:57 AM

What a horror. Did you also feel the temp drop with this news? The link I have below is a more than a little chilling as well and I hope (I hope, I hope, I hope) the former Reagan economist who wrote the story it links to might be the foil-hat wearing kook I would want him to be, but then, it reminded me of what Sandra Day O'Conner warned about 16 months ago...

Posted by Phenics | July 19, 2007 11:56 AM

@ 11 & 16:

if he (and cheney) are impeached, but the senate doesn't convict, a al the mighty clenis in 1998, then all it amounts to is a slap on the wrist. or hand. whatever.

NO republican senator is going to vote to convict Bush & Cheney - they've propped this duo up for 7 years of utter incompetency. the trial will be for show only.

after all: President Pelosi, with her "San Francisco Values"? not in this millenium (although, if they tried it, they might like it...).

Posted by maxsolomon | July 19, 2007 1:15 PM

This just in (according to

"The Pentagon told Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that her questions about how the U.S. plans to eventually withdraw from Iraq boosts enemy propaganda."

They are getting a room ready for her in Gitmo.

Posted by elswinger | July 19, 2007 7:08 PM

You guys think there was an election in 2000? There wasn't. You think there was an election in 2004? Oops wrong again. This government was installed by the Corporations for the Corporations. The same Corporations that killed JFK. Oh yea did you know George Senior was in Dallas the day JFK was shot? Did you know he cant remember where he was on that day and still can't. Wake up America! There won't be an election in 2008! Just a dog and pony show! and yes they are going to have to admit soon WE ARE LIVING in an Up and Coming FACIST STATE!. Coming soon to a theatre near you!

Posted by Don | July 22, 2007 8:29 PM

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