Monday, July 02, 2007

Mere Anarchy Is Loosed Upon the World

Do whatever the fuck you want.

Rob. Cheat. Steal. Murder. Swindle. Pillage. Rape. Conceal. Destroy.

The law no longer exists -- such as this is a land supposedly of laws and not of men. There is no justice. None.

The Vice President of the United States has already proclaimed that he is above such petty regulation, and now apparently so is his former senior aide.

Our lunatic criminal of a president has seen to it by commuting Scooter Libby's prison sentence. He'll now essentially go free for committing the same crime for which Clinton was impeached a decade ago. The only possible explanation is that Bush figures the country already disapproves of him and his entire presidency in such overwhelming numbers -- what can another ethical travesty hurt at this point?

So pour into the streets America -- it's all yours for the taking.

The rules don't apply anymore.

If anyone asks, tell 'em George sent you.


Schwa said...

From one article...

"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement.

[...] Bush said his action still "leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby."

I've only read about this, but did he even pretend to try and keep a straight face while saying this shit, or was it in between loud chuckles?

slouchmonkey said...

What the fuck does commuting mean? Please explain...someone! I've seen no definition of it. Meanwhile, my friend C.J. and I are going to take a ride.

Al said...

President Bush, 2/2/00:
“I will return the highest standards of honor to the highest office in the land. This is my pledge. And it does not depend on what the meaning of the word is is.”

Makes me wonder what it does depend on.

Lily's Mommy said...

I think I understand. If Bush was going to return the highest standards of honor to the highest office, he meant so literally. That would have been the World Trade Center right? So that was obliterated and now he's off the hook. Ahhh I feel all zen-like and tingly. Oh, no wait, that's global warming.

Robert said...

*measures trunk of car to see if Grace Park and Tricia Helfer will fit*


*flips coin*

I'm on my way Gracie!!!!

Babypants said...

That son of a war pig fuck should just give up the pretense and declare himself dictator for life. I feel sick and I want to fucking cry.

girl with curious hair said...

Ah, sweet, sweet justice.

I literally get goosebumps when George Bush says things like, "I respect the jury's verdict", right before he "concludes that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive". Those goosebumps are immediately followed by a sense of nausea--oh well.

It seems since we couldn't make other countries more democratic like us, we have decided to be less democratic like they are. That way, we can still claim we're coming closer to other people of the world.

On a related note, does this mean Paris Hilton is a bigger person that Scooter? At least she suffered in jail for a few days.

James said...

I don't understand why his base wanted this (since the media is telling me thats why Bush did it). Is it becuase they don't want Libby to go down for breaking the law and they feel above the law or is it becuase the don't want someone going down for something Bush and Chaney are responsible for and its not fair that Libby has to swing for it. The last idea has some sort of nobility I suppose but it could be something else i haven't thought of.
I became painfully aware during the last election that Bush doesn't feel the need to answer any questions from reporters or citizens but I have one anyway. Why after 7 years of being president does this case merit his personal attention and not others. Why is mercy being shown this traitor and not the dozens? hundreds? or more people that were executed in Texas while he was governor.
I'm a republican who could no longer lie to himself about Bush after Katrina. What Bush has become is the Republican answer to Jimmy Carter. For the middle of the road where most of this country lives whether Democrat or Republican a Democrat could be attacked simply by implying their candidate was going to be another Jimmy Carter and the middle would cringe and poll numbers would swing. The Democrats tried the same thing with Nixon but it wouldn't work because he was an uncomfortable man who was visibly off putting and it was hard to cast a Nixonian vibe on to other men. But Bush like Carter is a nice man, comfortable and charming. His abomination of a presidency will hang over my Party for decades. January 2009 cant come fast enough and if a Democrat gets elected hopefully these morons will leave plenty of evidence lying around to convict them with

VOTAR said...

It's really for the best.

They tried to introduce Li'l Scooter to his jail cell, but he got all sick from his claustrophobia and panic attacks and attention deficit disorder, and the yucky baloney and mayonnaise sandwiches, and that ugly stainless steel mirror and the gross metal sink and toilet (eeeew!), and they took out his contact lenses and his hair extensions, and took away his cell phone and his chihuahua, and, well, he just couldn't take it, so the sheriff felt bad for him and let him go home.

That's how it's done now. Haven't you been paying attention?

Now Li'l Scooter can do more good in the world. He has big plans. He's more spiritual now, and he writes poetry, and he reads the Bible, and he wants to open a half-way shelter for wayward federal convicts and deposed recovering maniacal dictators. Because God makes things like this happen for a reason.

But first he has to spend some time sunning that hot oily bronze bod on a beach in Hawaii. The last few months have been difficult.

Robo said...

Is anyone even remotely surprised by this? I knew this was coming ever since libby was charged. The real issue is not that his sentence for Perjury was commuted. Granted it's another example of this White House putting themselves above the law, but the real issue is how Plame's name was leaked and by who (or whom...I hated english class). Libby lied to investigators and should be punished. Someone [points at Cheney like Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber in the diner scene with Cam Neely] should be prosecuted for actually leaking her name. Libby was a scapegoat and his commuted prison sentence was a pat on the back for a job well done. I'm willing to bet that somehow $250K ends up in his bank account to cover that "harsh punishment".

Schwa said...

I don't understand why his base wanted this (since the media is telling me thats why Bush did it).

Except this isn't even what those who wanted Libby off the hook wanted. They wanted him to have a full pardon so he could, you know, still work. Even they get to be disappointed by the president.

Schwa said...

And in case anyone's keeping track, let's see what some presidential hopefuls have to say:

Rudy Giuliani - "After evaluating the facts, the President came to a reasonable decision and I believe the decision was correct."

Fred Thompson - "I am very happy for Scooter Libby. I know that this is a great relief to him, his wife and children. While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the President's decision. This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life."

greyhair said...

I've been sick since it was announced ....

I told my wife last night that this is the stuff of people grabbing guns. Remember O.J.?

Our only hope for any kind of justice is now the civil trial.

namron said...

When the masses get tired of the steady diet of Paris Hilton, Paula Abdul, Nintendo Wii, the dead pregnant girl in Ohio, Dancing with The Stars, Nutri-System, and Diana's dead body supplied by the "responsible media," then, maybe, enough citizens will bother to read Article II of the Constitution and realize how bad an ass-rape this Dufus has administered to the Republic.
Unfortunately, even after January 20, 2009, the intellectual and moral stiffs he got onto the Supreme Court will still be around to take their sloppy seconds from the Bill of Rights

Nate said...

I think the reason Shrub did this (as was suggested in the NY Times, I believe) was because it would give Libby no reason to testify against the administration. As some have suggested, Mr Libby can continue to appeal his case ad infinatum which means he can still plead the fifth when called upon to testify. Further, he now no longer would need to offer cooperation in return for a reduced sentence. Fuck off to the Shrub's supposed base. This was a (dare I say brillant?) political move to cover the Shrub and his cronies asses.

James said...

Thanks Nate as Republican it burns my hands to touch the New York Times

Robert said...

Amazingly, the 140 people who recieved pardons from Bill Clinton in his last hours as President issued a "no comment" when asked about the Scooter Libby case.

Go figure.

Chez said...

Although your point is well taken -- at this point, there seriously is no comparison, and if you're trying to make one, you're REALLY reaching.

Anonymous said...

Fuck it. If Scooter can raise 5 million from the right wing for legal defense costs, then he deserves to be pardoned~!~

Wish I could that.