You’re a Yankee Doodle Asshole

I’m reading Christopher H. Pyle’s book, “Getting Away With Torture”. In it is a passage that reads…
"In 2006, the Bush administration took Yoo’s patently wrong advice and slipped a provision through Congress that authorized the president to decide, on his own, when a threat to public order within the state might require deploying federal troops without first obtaining permission from the state’s governor, as had been the law for more than two hundred years." 



This passage concerns Bush’s PATRIOT act of course, which, incidentally, has nothing to do with patriotism and is simply a contrived acronym for, Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Who came up with this clever charade, the president of The He-man Woman Hater’s Club?



The obvious question here is, how does it happen that something so impactive is simply “Slipped-through”? It cannot be “Slipped through” when we have 545 men and women representing us who are supposed to have our backs. That means that Congress, despite their whining about being bamboozled and deceived, were complicit if not knowingly, then certainly through negligence. Either way, they have no defense because this bill has a national public disapproval rate of 77-86% depending on what poll is cited.



Now we have a president who, with the same tactics as his supposed “nemesis”, pushed through the NDAA, which does much the same thing as the Patriot act, and causes the rational mind to wonder what the necessity was, if not to chisel another heinous amendment into the rock solid law of Posse Comitatus so that, when and if Americans ever come to their senses and unite to repeal this evil legislation, they will have two bills and twice the effort, time and expense to do so.



Now in writing this I have slammed both Obama AND Bush and be it known I really don’t know which is worse. Suffice to say that I believe them both to be the most evil of men. This is a declaration, not a debate, so if there are dissenters among readers who foster some sycophantic adoration for either of these men and choose not to withhold your opinions, know that I say to you, “YOU’RE A SYCOPHANTIC ASSHOLE” and I’m sing it to the tune of “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy”.

You’re a Yankee Doodle Asshole

George Yesthal

Brodheadsville, United States

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