Don’t get too attached to your stuff

because the Bush Administration can now take it away any time they like.

And the stuff of anyone you know who could be construed as giving you or anybody else “material aid”. Material aid like, say, a SIM card. Or employment.

Judicial review? Don’t make Georgie laugh.

P.S. Anyone who feels sorry for you (because you can’t feed or clothe yourself) can’t donate anything to you either, or all their stuff can get taken as well.

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6 Responses to Don’t get too attached to your stuff

  1. Peter H. says:

    I can’t help but note that this, under which all of your assets can be frozen and it becomes illegal for anyone to even give you anything whatsoever if you aid the enemies in Iraq….

    comes right on the heels of the Pentagon informing Sen. Clinton that questioning the Iraq war timetable effectively gives material aid to the enemies in Iraq.

    Depending on how loosely things get interpreted, that would also mean that the government could “legally” freeze the assets of anyone who donated to her campaign.

    Creepy big time.

  2. kate says:

    I asked over there and I’ll ask here for the more learned to please answer: does the legislative branch have the power to block or annul an executive order? Is an executive order granted immediately as it springs from the White House, prior to a test in the courts?

    If not, when will the coronation ceremony take place? Who is going down first? When?

    Oh and many speak of going elsewhere, but apparently the more developed countries don’t have any interest in harboring disaffected working class Americans. I guess its Mexico for me.

  3. Marksman2000 says:

    Be nice if this site was set up to allow avatars. I have a photo-shopped image of Bush eating a live kitten.

  4. Steve says:

    An executive order is only counteracted by another executive order. The only limit on an executive order are three things.

    Political limitations…. What the public will stand for. If an order is too filthy it will make it too hot for that Administration.

    Supreme court review for constitutionality …. This one hasn’t been tried but you could treat an executiove order as a passed law and challenge it. Might not go anywhere but thats what stupid with their money rich lawyers are for.

    Impeachment …. reverses an executive order by impeaching based upon the order itself. Only works if the impeachment is successful.

    All these are poor substitutes for getting your own hired gun into the presidency to counter act the previous administrations exec order

  5. Cara says:

    Ah, The Bill of Rights. Well, it had a nice run, at least.

  6. bellatrys says:

    Ah, the good old medieval rules of exile. No bread or shelter, under pain of losing “his life, and all that he has…”

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