Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The Gadfly Meets The Incredible Recess Appointment!

Hey, I don’t know Art but I know what I like!

The preceding comes to you courtesy of an exhibition currently on display in the cafeteria of the State Department of Justice in Sacramento.

The show features more than 30 works by lawyers and, not surprisingly, many of the pieces feature legal themes.

The artist responsible for "T’anks To Mr. Bush" is one Stephen Pearcy, a lawyer from Berkeley who had made the news previously for hanging an effigy of a soldier outside his home along with a sign which read "Bush Lied, I Died." Helpful neighbors destroyed it in a spirit of patriotism.

Speaking of patriots, the GOP is none too happy with Mr. Pearcy. Karen Hanretty, a spokeswoman for their California branch who is apparently oblivious to the entire point of the United States of America, said "I don't know why we need to tolerate the cheap artwork of a gadfly with a world view that is so offensive to a majority of the people."

So help me out here. It’s the terrorists who hate our freedoms, right? I’m so confused.

Though you don’t hear many folks use "gadfly" much any more. She gets points for creative use of language. Perhaps it’s the gadflies who hate our freedoms.

I know someone does. I keep hearing about it in speeches.

Can Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North save America from an Orwellian nightmare of Ultra-Leftist oppression?

Say what?

It is 2021, tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11. America is under oppression by ultra-liberal extremists that have surrendered governing authority to the United Nations. It is up to an underground group of bio-mechanically enhanced conservatives led by Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North to thwart Ambassador Usama Bin Laden's plans to nuke New York City.

No, it isn't the latest 24 - style thriller from Fox. It's actually the teaser for the first issue of an 8-part comic book mini-series called Liberality For All from the good folks at ACC Studios.

What if today's anti-war Liberals were in charge of the American government and had been since 9/11? What would that society look like in the year 2021? What would be the results of fighting "a more sensitive war on terror" and looking to the corrupt United Nations to solve all of America's problems? In Liberality For All , the reader sees a vision of that future where there is only one justified type of war…the war against Conservatives and their ideals.

Apparently the idea is that right-wingers will flood the comic book stores in search of this masterpiece. They're on the right track. Why, they've already received a lot of positive publicity on the, er, Sean Hannity and G. Gordon Liddy radio programs, oddly enough.

There's a lot more of this nightmarish scenario (which includes a President Chelsea Clinton and a Vice President Michael Moore) to absorb over at their official site. In the meantime, lest you think that this is merely a mercenary operation, please take note:

10% of the profits of the series are to be donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, founded by Oliver North and heavily supported by Sean Hannity.

Sounds like a worthwhile organization to me.

Resident Bush finally got John Bolton that ambassador to the United Nations job yesterday by way of a "recess appointment."

Curiously, this was the same kind of "recess appointment" power that Bill Clinton used in 1999 when he made the openly gay James Hormel ambassador to Luxembourg without Senate confirmation, prompting Republican senators like Trent Lott to proclaim that such a maneuver "poisons the well" and James Inhofe to state that "[Clinton] has shown contempt for Congress and the Constitution."

But now it's...good. What does go on in their pretty little heads?

As far as appointing someone to an ambassadorship of an organization that they've been a harsh critic of in the past is concerned, let's put it this way:

Imagine for a moment that the president of the company I work for read this blog and then said, "Hey, let's get this Screwloose guy to represent us."

Yeah. Didn't make sense to me either.


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