Monthly Archives: May 2007

Dictatorship Directives NSPD 51 and HSPD-20

Kurt Nimmo at Another Day in the Empire offers more background information on Presidential Directives NSPD 51 and HSPD-20, Bush Pens Dictatorship Directive, Few Notice:

So much for the first three articles of the Constitution, designed to make sure there remains a separation of power between branches of government. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” declared James Madison in the Federalist Papers. Madison, in his original draft of the Bill of Rights, included a proposed amendment that would make the separation of powers explicit, but this proposal was rejected, primarily because his fellow members of Congress thought the separation of powers principle was obvious in the Constitution. There was no way for them to read the future, or predict the wholesale selling and buying of Congress, a judiciary stacked with reactionary troglodytes from the Federalist Society, and a largely brain dead public apparently more interested in Britney Spears lip-sync concerts than preserving the Constitution, let alone comprehending it.

Bush, of course, takes his marching orders from higher up on the food chain, more specifically the World Economic Forum, the club of billionaires and transnational corporations that meet annually in Davos, Switzerland, where they plot our future. In January, the Forum, “with numerous links to business networks, policy-makers and government, NGOs and think-tanks,” at the behest of Merrill Lynch, Swiss Re and the Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes, and Wharton School, produced Global Risks 2007, a report containing various dire “global risk” scenarios, including “a full-blown [influenza] pandemic, with one million deaths worldwide.” Other possible “global risk” scenarios include “international terrorism” and “climate change.”

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Bush Issues Directives Giving Bush Complete Power: NSPD 51 and HSPD-20

You may have missed it but on May 9 George Bush issued two “presidential directives” giving George Bush near dictatorial power in the case of national emergency. Who has the authority to declare such an emergency? Why, George Bush of course.

The Progressive covers the story, Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency:

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.

Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”

He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.”

You can check the official White House releases.

I’ve been saying for several years that there will be no 2008 election. George Bush thinks he’s staying.

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Al Gore’s climate change hypocrisy

“Al Gore’s American Life” photographed for Time Magazine by Steve Pyke.

You know, he’s got plenty of critics and with pictures like this it is as though he wants to give them more to critique. Damn Al, I mean… Really?? Do you need three 30″ lcds? Do you? Three? NEED them? Al, let me keep this simple: you’re being a dick and you’re certainly not helping the cause. The problem of climate change requires that we humans change the way we live, particularly the way we use resources. I look at this picture, just one little part of Al’s life, and I see someone using more than his share. Period.

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