January 25th, 2006

Bushisms

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Wow, you guys. Check this out. I'm swiping it directly from insomnia.
Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him.



To make matters worse for Gonzales, additional students came into the room, wearing black cowls and carrying a simple banner, written on a sheet.



Fortunately for him, it was a brief speech... followed by a panel discussion that basically ripped his argument a new asshole.

And, as one of the people on the panel said,

"When you're a law student, they tell you if say that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough.

In light of this, I'm proud of the very civil civil disobedience that was shown here today."

- David Cole, Georgetown University Law Professor

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If you guys do not read dooce on a daily basis, you really should, and here's an example of why.

BACKSTORY: "George" is a very loud, boisterous, energetic person, and so in the blog, he's referred to not as "George", but as "GEORGE!". This has recently been modified to the author's two-year-old daughter's version: "DORJ!"

QUOTE:
A little over a week ago DORJ!’s brother Tim (the disgustingly beautiful man in this picture) visited Utah with his beautiful wife. It should be noted that Tim is only Tim and not TIM! In fact, Tim might actually be tim. — lowercase followed by a period, uttered with your eyes looking at the floor, completely monotone, and even then there would be too much emotion involved. I once saw tim. laugh but then I realized that he was just experiencing a momentary seizure because the temperature in the room fluctuated and he couldn’t take the drama.
If you don't think that's fucking funny, you need to be working for the murkin gummint because you have NO SENSE OF HUMOR AT ALL.