Monday, October 16, 2006

'DUMBASS' quotes Bush, makes you laugh

DUMBASS by Jules Carlysle is a complete collection of outrageous quotes from President George W Bush . "DUMBASS skewers Bush with his own words while delivering an opportunity for thoughtful analysis of how the issues shaping our future are mirroring the issues that shaped our past. More than just a funny quote book, Carlysle hopes DUMBASS drives home a much bigger message, that America and the very principles she holds dear are in imminent danger. Carlysle says, 'We are watching a poorly staged rendition of Wag the Dog, interpreted for the morbidly stupid and performed by the criminally insane.'""

Yummy Links of the Day

The Abu Ghraib files (Salon)
279 photographs and 19 videos from the Army's internal investigation record show three months of detainee abuse inside the prison -- and make clear that many responsible have yet to be held accountable.

Bush's Petro-Cartel Almost Has Iraq's Oil (AlterNet)
73% of Americans Say Iraqis Should Take Over (Angus Reid)
Marine Corps Issues Gag Order in Detainee Abuse Case (LA Times)
The End of Habeas Corpus (The Daily Dish)
How Bush Sr.'s aides really feel about Jr. (Impolitical)
Is U.S. Winning Iraq? Tony Snow Says, "I Don't Know" (E&P)

New bill lets teachers search students

On September 19th, Congress voted on whether to destroy the civil rights of students, enabling teachers to conduct invasive strip searches under the slightest suspicion. With less than 10% of the 435 member body present, they passed HR. 5295 - "Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2006." They claimed the act will remove weapons and drugs out of the school. Searching every student in violation of the Constitution only removes students' civil rights! The bill now goes on to be voted on in the Senate.

This bill was created by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) who is running for re-election. He convinced House leadership to vote on the House floor September 19. The bill had less then 20 co-sponsors in the 435 member House (all of which are Republica of course).

The bill was never subjected to hearings or considered by the Committee to which it was referred, the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Even though it purports to interpret the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment regarding searches, it was not referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

This bill is nothing more than another attack on the constitutional rights of young people by the federal government. Students should never have to check their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. Another step closer for Big Brother