Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bruce Wayne / Batman Has a Conversation With Himself

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Dark Knight VS Toy Story 2

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Nick von Stein for Congress

Because my congressional representative voted for the bailout, not once but twice, I cannot support him this fall.  I live in House Minority Leader John Boehner's district, which is the 8th district of Ohio.  Because I cannot support him, I must vote for the alternative.  This year a young man named Nick von Stein is running on the Democratic ticket for the 8th district of Ohio.  I thereby throw my support behind this man, if only to spite John Boehner, who is not a true republican.

The only problem is, Nick doesn't seem to be running a very large campaign, so it he will probably lose. :-/

Nick's website

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Wall St. may reject bailout!

Wall Street investment firms and banks may end up refusing to partake in the government bailout, choosing to ride out the storm of the recession the nation finds itself in.  Apparently, they don't particularly like the idea about executive pay limitations. Really? I wonder why. Heh. Next we will see President Bush calling for Congress to pass an amendment to the bill striking out the pay limit provisions.


Saturday, October 04, 2008

Expand the powers of the Vice President?

Such an act would require a constitutional amendment.

Sarah Palin's idea to expand the governmental powers of the office of the Vice President in yesterday’s debate raised criticism from a variety of sources, I among them.  The office of the Vice President is clearly defined in the constitution as the replacement for the sitting President and as the presiding officer of the Senate.  If the President is unable to perform their duty or dies in office the Vice President becomes the President.  As the President of the Senate all the VP does is preside over debate and voting and to pass a tie breaking vote if the Senate is split.  There is NO OTHER job or authority assigned to the office of the Vice President.  Without an amendment to the constitution, assigning new power to the office would be unconstitutional and thus illegal.

However, this does not mean the President can't use the Vice President as a proxy or representative, which is quite common and does not provide the Vice President any additional powers.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hey Vegeta, whats the scouter say about their national debt???


What, $10 trillion?

Yep, our national debt has officially risen above the mark of 10 trillion dollars, no mean feat considering it took from the creation of our nation to right around 2000 to reach 5.6 trillion dollars.  Gee, I wonder what political event happened around 2000?  President Bush and Congress have nearly doubled our national debt over the length of Bush's presidency.

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Senate passes bailout bill. Mmmmm delicious earmarks.

The Senate passed its own version of the wall street bailout earlier tonight, it include such gems as:
  • An "Exemption from excise tax for certain wooden arrows designed for use by children."
  • An earmark for auto racing.
  • An earmark for wool research.
  • An "increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands."