You knowposted by The Vidiot @ 8:12 AM Permalink Blogger has been crap lately. Every time I want to post something, I go to blogger and it's not responding. VERY annoying.
Mostly this week, I've been stewing about the police state. The other night, when Mr. Vidiot and I were coming home from having a few drinks at the bar down the street, we were standing on our stoop, waiting for him to finish smoking his coffin nail. On the way to our apartment, there was a butt-load of cops standing around a cop car. We don't know what happened, and we weren't too concerned since they didn't seem to be in paramilitary mode. We watched the cop car put on it's lights and drive the wrong way down our one-way street. Now, Mr. Vidiot, being the jovial anarchist that he is, jokingly yelled out "Wrong way! You're going the wrong way!" Granted, it may not have been the brightest thing to do, but really, it was pretty harmless in the grand scheme of things. At that point, the cop car stopped, reversed and called Mr. Vidiot to the car and proceeded to give him a tongue lashing... which just proves our point that cops are fascists idiots. A normal person would've just waved him off and thought, "asshole." But a cop, well, a cop needs to assert his authority every chance he gets. They seem to be in a constant state of emasculation, a state the requires their constant assertion of their "manhood" (even if they're women). It was such a laugh. Do we really want such people walking our streets, carrying guns and handcuffs?
What makes it worse is the courts want to hand MORE power to these idiots. SCOTUS just ruled in favor of the police not having to knock or announce themselves upon entering your home as long as they have a warrant. And the deciding vote in the 5-4 decision? Alito.
Meanwhile, Congress has abdicated its responsibility when it comes to protecting their constituents' civil rights by not challenging this administration's use of secret surveillance.
Excerpt: Unfortunately, spying on those who pose a threat is not easily separated from spying on everyone else, and no one is watching the Bush administration with equal attentiveness. Despite lots of rhetoric, Congress has offered little to fulfill its duty to act as a check on the executive branch.Yes, yes. Spy on everyone so everyone is used to being spied upon.
And it's no joke, Congress thinks they're doing their job. Really. I shit you not. They really believe they're keeping this administration in check.
Excerpt: I do not believe that the President, Vice President, or any members of his cabinet have acted in any manner that deserves impeachment. President Bush and his administration have had extremely difficult decisions to make in light of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and I feel that the Administration has done a good job in leading the country in the War on Terrorism.
Additionally, it is important to remember that within the Constitution of the United States, a system of checks and balances was established to limit the powers of the federal government by dividing the authority of government among the three branches. Therefore, Congress and the Supreme Court provide oversight to what the President and his cabinet members decide to do. These checks and balances have served our republic well over the last 230 years.Jeebus.