Friday, September 29, 2006

Another Sad, Sad, Week For the Nation

...and another event we'll have a difficult time explaining to our grandchildren.

"Why didn't you take to the streets? Why didn't you revolt?" they'll wonder aloud, wondering how we could have been so gutless as the Senate knuckled under, granting Dubya (even more) dictarial powers, and taking a steaming dump on 900 years of civilized history by revoking rights of habeus corpus.

Glenn Greewald did a running update of it all day Thursday
, starting off with an excellent - and suitably grim - overview of what has happened, is happening, and what it means.

Twelve so-called Democrats voted in favor of the final bill. Remember them well:
Carper (Del.), Johnson (S.D.), Landrieu (La.), Lautenberg (N.J.), Lieberman (Conn.), Menendez (N.J), Pryor (Ark.), Rockefeller (W. Va.), Salazar (Co.), Stabenow (Mich.), Nelson (Fla.), Nelson (Neb.)
And remember kindly Rhode Island Republican Chaffe, who was the only Republican to vote against it.

When will this long, national nightmare be over?

Maybe that advice from Animal House to begin drinking heavily is a good call?

With two Bush nominees added to their ranks, can we even count on the Supreme Court to overturn this mockery?

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