I found this L.A. Times article on Truthout.com By trying to stack the court he thought he’d have them in lockstep with him. Didn’t quite work out that way at least on this vote. Every time I see Republicans trying to back away from Bush I think of swimming lessons when I was a kid. Do you remember treading water backwards? I do and I was very good at it…better than my swimming in the forward direction. Anyway tread on Republican friends…the Constitution was written for you too. Now go out there and protect it…this Guy isn’t out of office…yet.
Supreme Court Rules Bush Exceeded His Powers
By David G. Savage
The Los Angeles Times
Wednesday 26 March 2008
Saying he does not have “unilateral authority” to force states to comply with an international treaty, justices vote 6-3 to reject presidential order to reopen cases of foreign nationals.
Here’s an article I found in the Times about Trans…”When Girls will be Boys” check it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/magazine/16students-t.html?em&ex=1205899200&en=fa3092b6bb658df8&ei=5087%0A
In other news…Cheney is on an “Unannounced” visit to Iraq to try and force the Iraqi People to turn the oil over to the U.S. Oil Companies. I guess he figures they only have less than a year to steal it before the Dems take over. How many barrels a day between now and then would that be for Exxon and the rest? Wonder if he’s using thumb screws or just horse heads in the bed…
Iraqi Refugees: Life In The Shadows
One of my fellow progressive podcast network podcasters went over to Jordan for a different reason…to document stories of iraq refugees. Those suffering the results of this mess. Caught up in the horror of it all…
Check out his work and then pass the link on to others and/or blog about it…trying to help him spread the word…
Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top weapons manufacturer, reaped a 22 percent increase in profits, while rivals for the defense buck, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, increased profits by 62 percent and 22 percent, respectively. Boeing’s profits jumped 61 percent, spiked this quarter by its commercial division, but Boeing’s military division, like the others, has been doing very well indeed since the terrorist attacks. As Newsweek International put in August: “Since 9/11 and the U.S.-led wars that followed, shares in American defense companies have outperformed both the Nasdaq and Standard & Poor’s stock indices by some 40 percent. Prior to the recent cascade of stock prices worldwide, Boeing’s share prices had tripled over the past five years while Raytheon’s had doubled.”
I find these stories and it just drives me nuts. Our troops waited 9 months to get body armor, when they get it it’s not good enough to stop a 9mm (A PISTOL!) bullet. Meanwhile, the owners of the company making them and collecting hundreds of millions from the government is throwing 10 million dollar parties in New York. Check this out on today’s Daily Kos…
Body armor execs finally indicted for stock fraud, tax evasion
Thu Oct 25, 2007 at 04:46:46 PM PDT
I guess, from the indictment, they went to war with the inventory they wanted, not the inventory they had.
Maybe this explains why the troops never quite had enough body armor. And, of course, if these guys are actually crooks, what sort of dealings got them the exclusive contract?
Two former top executives of the leading supplier of body armor to the U.S. military were indicted today on charges of insider trading, fraud and tax evasion in a scheme that netted them nearly $200 million, federal prosecutors said.
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