December 29, 2005

EU Political Protest Art

Posted in Random at 11:59 am by Watcher

Apparently a Euro agency for the arts, funded a series of Political ads one of which caused embarrassment.

Idealog: Pornographic Political Protest: Bush Chirac and the Queen

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EU Political Protest Art

Posted in Random at 9:51 am by Watcher

Apparently a Euro agency for the arts, funded a series of Political ads one of which caused embarrassment.

Idealog: Pornographic Political Protest: Bush Chirac and the Queen

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December 27, 2005

Denied wiretaps, So Bypassed them

Posted in Current Events at 10:49 am by Watcher

UPI has a short blurb that Bush decided to skip the FISA Court because they had questioned and modified 179 warrants out of 5,645 requests by the Administration. Apparently that is more than all of the previous Administrations combined. They had done that only twice out of the 13,102 applications approved over the first 22 years of the court’s operation. Further more this court, which I feel was doing its job correctly, had rejected six warrants flat out.

So because the court questioned 3% of these warrants that is to much interference for this Administration. Sure this is quite a jump in oversight from it’s historic level of .015% disapproval. But you would think that now that we are in a state of war more questionable request would reach the court. So to this administration a 97% approval rate for these warrants makes this court an activist and out of control court that he need to bypass for the good of the country.

To me that just doesn’t pass the smell test.

Related

Bush was denied wiretaps, bypassed them

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December 26, 2005

Solicitor General’s Office

Posted in Random at 8:45 am by Watcher

I have never truly thought about the Solicitor General and what his position means both to the Supreme Court, the Executive and the country. But the Daily Kos has an interesting post in titled ScAlito and the Solicitor General’s Office.

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December 24, 2005

What I’ll be doing on this Site

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:31 pm by Watcher

US Capitol Building
Photo Credit: bshafer

In the coming weeks the country will be watching Washington as a series of scandals come to a head. I intend to give my thoughts and links to points of interest to me here dealing with these political events and other political topics.

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