Response To Republican Big Ideas

25 02 2009

Yeah, I think you can say some were underwhelmed.

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If I Didn’t Have You

10 02 2009

Tim Minchin, he makes it all sound so simple.





I Want To Punch The Economy In The Face!

3 02 2009

Ah fuck it, let’s watch some talking babies and regroup tomorrow.





To George Bush

18 01 2009

Or to put it more succinctly

As heartfelt a gesture as I've ever extended to another human being

As heartfelt a gesture as I've ever extended to another human being





Obama Begging Me To Not Vote For Him

10 07 2008

Senator Obama,

I am genuinely disappointed that you chose to support the recent FISA bill.  I and the rest of America have been looking to Democrats, and more particularly you, for strong leadership to stand up to the fascist fear mongering of the Bush administration.  You have failed us.  You could have made a stand and your leadership could have made a difference, but instead you chose to take the politically expedient route.  You sold me and every other American out who believed you were different, and worse you abandoned the Constitution when it needed your protection the most.

This bill was no compromise, it was a cowardly capitulation to an administration that continues to lie and thumb it’s nose at congressional oversight.  So now you reward the most unpopular president in American history and the corporations that colluded with him to break the law and the nation’s trust by giving them a free pass to continue to do so.  It is no surprise that the approval rating of congress is in single digits when all we want is someone to hold this administration accountable.  You have failed miserably.

Unless I hear some strong promises to correct this appalling failure of judgment I will have no choice but to stay home come November because I see no candidate worthy of my vote here.

Respectfully,
Super Jesus

PS: Thanks for making me look like a fool for supporting you in the primary because even Hillary voted against it!





Obama FISA Test…FAIL!

20 06 2008

Per Obama’s quotes on the FISA ‘compromise’ on TPM, he says these amendments are “a marked improvement over last year’s Protect America Act.”  He states that “the President’s illegal program of warrantless surveillance will be over.”  Obama then even has the nerve to say that this bill makes “it clear that the President cannot circumvent the law and disregard the civil liberties of the American people.”

Someone let me know if there was another FISA bill that was passed today because Barack apparently isn’t talking about the same bill I read about today.  The one I read about gave telecommunication companies immunity from any laws they might have broken, but of course we will never find out what those might have been once this immunity is granted.

The bill I read about allows for mass and untargeted surveillance of Americans’ communications with no court oversight on the who, what and why of the spying.  Worse yet, in the unlikely event that the court would deny an order for any reason, the government is allowed to continue surveillance throughout the appeals process, thereby rendering the role of the judiciary meaningless.

A court review without power is no court review at all.

So Obama says “I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as President, I will carefully monitor the program, review the report by the Inspectors General, and work with the Congress to take any additional steps I deem necessary to protect the lives – and the liberty – of the American people.”

Well shit, I feel safer already.  Shame you don’t have the constitutional fortitude to block this Fourth Amendment shredding machine while you still have the chance.  If you had any leadership skills you would rally the Democrats to ram this bill back up the President’s and the Republican party’s collective ass so the Democrats could introduce truly useful FISA reforms in a few months.  I thought you were different but now I see you’re no better than all the other spineless Democratic cowards in the House and Senate.

Change?  I don’t see any fucking change here.





Open Letter To Mr. Obama: My Request For A Congressional Spinal Transplant

20 06 2008

I just received another email plea from you for more of my money.  I understand your situation and I am sympathetic to your challenge.  Alas, we all have challenges these days.  I’ll tell you what, you help me better understand how you’ll protect the tattered remains of the Constitution and I’ll not only make a campaign contribution but I’ll work tirelessly to get my friends and family to do the same.  Fair deal?

So I want to hear specifically is what you’re going to do to block the FISA amendments that the house just rolled over and passed today with nary a Democratic backbone to be seen amidst the spineless leadership.  What chiropractic miracle are you going to perform in the Senate to block this legislation that is such an appalling affront to the Fourth amendment?

And I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, but just in case you need to bone up on why this bill is so much toilet paper chaffing the asses of all Constitution loving Americans, feel free to read this assessment from the ACLU.

My contributions anxiously await an answer.

Regards,
Super Jesus