A few observations..
You still think we don't live under a unitary executive?
We do, he does not really care for the Congress. He just uses "signing statements" to interpret any bill/law the Congress passes as he sees fit. That is called a dictatorship in some parts of the world. Link here
By LESLIE MILLER, Associated Press Writer Thu Oct 5, 4:06 PM
President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the
Homeland Security Department's reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists.
In the law Bush signed Wednesday, Congress stated no one but the privacy officer could alter, delay or prohibit the mandatory annual report on Homeland Security department activities that affect privacy, including complaints.
But Bush, in a signing statement attached to the agency's 2007 spending bill, said he will interpret that section "in a manner consistent with the President's constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive branch."
This Is My Job! (Daily Show Jon Stewart.. Hilarious)
Moral Values Voters?
Morning Edition, October 5, 2006 · The scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley's (R-FL) contact with congressional pages seems to strike at the heart of the Republican campaign on moral values. But the case does not appear to be having an effect on a small group of voters contacted by NPR who consider morality an important political issue.
Why am I not surprised? I heard this as I was driving in. So these so called “moral Values” voters see nothing wrong with the GOP trying to cover up the Mark Foley case? They will still vote for the GOP. These folks are the 25-30% and constitute the true GOP base. I also hate how they are referred to as values voters. As if the rest of us don’t have any or don’t take them in to account when we vote.
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
Apparently the two greats never recorded together. But thanks to the ability to digitally hybridize music, you can hear them now. Link on NPR here. There is also a link to "'Let the Good Times Roll' " which I liked. One worries about the results of hybridized music like this, but I loved it. The NPR link also explains the whole process pretty well.
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