Friday, June 24, 2005

Stop the world I want to get off

The Supreme Court just took away your house and Karl Rove took away your patriotism.

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that government can seize your house and give it to another private citizen or developer if that person can use the property better than you can. One of the plaintiffs in Kelo v. City of New London includes a woman who was born in her house 87 years ago and has lived there since but has refused to leave. Let's see, 87 year old woman on one hand, Dairy Queen on the other...Orange Julius anyone? And the Justices who voted for more Sam Goody and Banana Republic stores? John Paul Stevens, Breyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy and Souter. Those for homeowners? Scalia, O'Connor, Thomas and Rehnquist. And yesterday I thought up was up and down was down.

You can almost hear the screaming from O'Connor who wrote in her dissent, "Who among us can say she already makes the most productive or attractive use of her property?" She added: "The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent the state from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall or any farm with a factory." On the other hand I'd rather stay in a Ritz-Carlton and I do need more khakis.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Speaking in a Manhattan ballroom just a few miles north of ground zero, Karl Rove said on Wednesday night that the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11 attacks. "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Rove said. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war." he said. Rove stated the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for "moderation and restraint" after the terrorist attacks. "Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said we will defeat our enemies. Liberals saw what happened to us and said we must understand our enemies."

September 14, 2001: The Senate votes 98-0 and the House votes 420-1 to authorize Bush to use "all necessary and appropriate force" to retaliate against the terrorists. (The vote to offer 5 day a week therapy to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda was defeated 0-100 and 0-435 respectively.)

Rove, W and the Republican Party are more at war with half the people in America than with Osama Bin Laden. What Karl Rove said, if you run it through the Bat-translator, is that Democrats are unpatriotic and anti-American. Pure and simple. Maybe if W and his crew waged war as well against Osama, Al Qaeda and the Iraqi insurgency as they do against half of America Osama would be captured or killed, Al Qaeda would be defeated militarily and politically and Iraq would have so many Dairy Queens, Sam Goodys and Banana Republics that no local governemnt would have to steal homes under the guise of eminent domain to build strip malls.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brooks said...

Yah, two major decisions (the property thing and the medical pot thing) in which I totally agree with Scalia. And Clarence Thomas! The world is ending, folks.

12:45 PM  
Blogger d.K. said...

I emailed my two senators (Warner and Allen) yesterday and asked them if they agreed with Mr. Rove. No reply yet.

I'm having a personal, ideological crisis over the recent SCOTUS decisions as well. Where is the good old judicial activism when you need it?

5:25 PM  

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