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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

A Monkey's Tea party...


Now that Monkey gets to keep his cage and continue his inept rule of the American Zoo, it's time for BushCo to ratchet up the Holy Neo Theo Tea Party - where our Inglorious Leaders and the Furious Followers throw crates of our freedoms into the River Styx.

Sure we've got the "Big Three" to contend with - Same Sex Marriage - Roe v. Wade - privatized Social Security ... but there's so much more coming at us that's equally troubling - from the conservative stacking of the courts, to the Falwellian teaching of creationism in public schools, to Powell Jr's morality police controlling our media.

But let's take a look at some of the more obscure swacks they'll try to take...

First from the Daily Kos we find that opinions and arguments based on "God" will not be legally challengable

It Has Begun: Phase Two of the Theocrat Coup: "Pending in both the House and the Senate is The Constitution Restoration Act (HR.3799, S.2082), which would prohibit the courts from intervening on issues involving violations of government/religion separation by elected or appointed officials.
Theocrat leaders, Dominionists and Christian Reconstructionists have called the Constitution Restoration Act 'The most important piece of legislation in fifty years'.
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Under the Constitution Restoration Act, the following proposed law will be added to Sec. 1260 of Title 28, Chapter 81 of the U.S. Code:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an element of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official personal capacity), by reason of that element's or officer's acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government."
Because the judiciary is "an element" of the federal, state and local governments, this wording, if it becomes law, may allow any judge to institute biblical punishments without being subject to review by the Supreme Court or the federal court system.

No questioning God's will god-Dammit !


BushCo also knows they need to control the thoughts of the intelligent and keep the stupid people stupid... so what to do about that?...

They already had it in the works a few months ago...

Bush To Impose Psychiatric Drug Regime - Health Supreme: "According to a recent article in the British Medical Journal, US president George Bush is to announce a major 'mental health' initiative in this coming month of July. The proposal will extend screening and psychiatric medication to kids and grown-ups all over the US, following a pilot scheme of recommended medication practice developed in Texas and already exported to several other states. "

And how about someone who will attempt to rid us of birth control ?
Dr. W. David Hager should frighten you but not surprise ya...

The appointment of anti-abortion and anti-birth control advocate Dr. W. David Hager to the FDA’s Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee apparently seems like such an oxymoron that, two years later, people still can’t believe it happened.

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Last December Hager successfully kept “Plan B” emergency contraception pills from being sold over the counter, despite being in the minority of a 23-4 vote, and the testimony of another physician on the panel that the drug was “‘the safest product we have seen brought before us.’” This veto required the FDA to take the unusual step of ignoring the panel’s and its own staff’s recommendations. They instead cited Hager’s opposition -- what former FDA commissioner Donald Kennedy calls a “‘political fig leaf’” -- that the drug hadn’t been tested widely enough on adolescents.


And with all of this we still need to remember to watch what we say... especially on the "Internets"... as Annie tells us ...

A couple of weeks ago, following the last presidential debate, I said some rather inflammatory things about George W. Bush in a public post in my LJ, done in a satirical style. We laughed, we ranted, we all said some things. I thought it was a fairly harmless (and rather obvious) attempt at humor in the face of annoyance, and while a couple of people were offended, as is typical behavior from me, I saw something shiny and forgot about it, thinking that the whole thing was over and done and nothing else would come of what I said.

I was wrong.

At 9:45 last night, the Secret Service showed up on my mother's front door to talk to me about what I said about the President - keep reading
There is so much more coming...crates and crates of freedoms to be destroyed...




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