Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, April 30, 2006

How Is This Not A Dictatorship?

George W. Bush is now "asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution."

If that's not "L'etat, c'est moi," what the fuck is?

("L'etat, c'est moi" means "I am the state," or if you wanna be all literal, "The state, it is me." It was uttered by Louis XIV of Poland.) (Okay, France.)

So anyhow, here's King George nakedly claiming absolute power. Meanwhile, Brangelina's trip to Namibia is on the cover of People Magazine. Way to fiddle while Rome burns.

Then again...maybe that's not just a sign of fatal indifference to the republic. Maybe it's a clever warning for those with eyes to see. Jolie volunteers for the UN--maybe they gave her an inside tip. "Get out while you can, Outspoken Tattooed Bisexual. Run! Run! Run!!" Maybe by posing on the beaches of Burning Shore she and Brad Pitt are trying to send a message to us all.

Better get that visa updated now, before George decides that allowing Americans out of the country contradicts his interpretation of the Constitution.


  • I keep coming back to our old friend Niccolo Machiavelli:

    "Leave only their women and their posessions; all else you may take."

    By Anonymous david adam edelstein, at 12:13 AM  

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