The scariest thing I've read in a while: Bush decides laws don't apply to him if he doesn't want them to
; use bugmenot
if it asks you to register). What the fuck. Apparently laws don't apply to Dubya; basically he says any laws conflicting with HIS PERSONAL interpretation of the Constitution, he doesn't have to obey. This includes things like the torture ban, requirements to give information to governmental oversight committees, et cetera.
...good God, it says something about the man that he doesn't have the guts to outright veto any bills, instead saying "sure!" and then quietly deciding to disregard them. Passive-aggressive much? Also, yay for checks and balances failing! I'm sure King George W. the Fourth was exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind. >_<
Also, a sample of the kind of conversations I have on IRC:jokersama
: yosi, what religion are you technically anyways??yoshitsune
: lapsed catholic.yoshitsune
: though I tell annoying christian proselytizers that I worship herne the hunter.jokersama
: why, because he's so horny?jokersama
: no, because he's PAGAN AND OMG SATANICjokersama
: I might as well be telling them that I have three nipples and invite satan in every night for tea and anal rape.bobthetrout
: you'd like that, wouldn't you?yoshitsune
: well, I DO like tea!
Also, an interesting tidbit from James I's Wikipedia summary:
"In 1614 James met the vivacious George Villiers, then the son of a Leicestershire knight. The King invested his time and efforts into Villiers, writing to him: 'I desire only to live in this world for your sake...God bless you, my sweet child and wife, and grant that ye may ever be a comfort to your dear dad and husband.' (Bergeron, King James, p175) James bestowed a multitude of honours upon Villiers, culminating with creating him Duke of Buckingham in 1623, making him the first commoner to be elevated to a dukedom in more than a century. In 1624, James wrote to him to ask: 'whether you loved me now...better than at the time I shall never forget at Farnham, where the bed's head could not be found between the master and his dog.' (Bergeron, ibid)"
Funnily enough, he also instituted severe laws and wrote strongly against sodomy. ...what's that, you think he might be overcompensating or trying to hide something? SURELY NOT.I also find it quite amusing that the King James Bible, which to most conservative, fundamentalist Christian sects is like - well, actually is their bible, I guess XD - was commissioned by a man who was probably a closeted gay guy. At least he came by it honestly - his dad, Mary Queen of Scots' husband Lord Darnley, was also almost certainly bisexual and was killed along with his probable male lover (probably by Mary and her lover). Man, those wacky Stuarts. :D
...dammit, I wanna stay home and work on papers some more instead of going to class! >F