Archive for June 23rd, 2007

Prehistoric Mammals Photoblogging

More fun from the museum:

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Mummified mammoth head! I like to call it “mummoth.”

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Giant spooky elk.

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Not entirely sure what this was, but it sure does like leaves.

5 comments June 23rd, 2007 at 09:48pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

On The Internet…

…No-one knows you’re a dog.

Companion story here.

2 comments June 23rd, 2007 at 01:34pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

Call His Bluff

So if Dick Cheney is claiming to be exempt from executive branch oversight because the Office of the Vice President is actually in the legislative branch because he’s the President of the Senate, then why doesn’t Harry Reid sic the Senate Office of Security on him?

Cheney concocted this tortured exemption for himself back in 2003, when the Senate was safely in Republican hands. Now that the Senate is controlled by Democrats, I see no reason why they can’t hoist him by his own petard. He would end up explaining why neither branch has jurisdiction over him, and it’s hard to see that going over very well.

5 comments June 23rd, 2007 at 09:12am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Cheney,Constitution,Democrats,Politics

Wait… What?

Apparently the President isn’t part of the executive branch either:

“The White House said Friday that, like Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, President Bush’s office is exempt from a presidential order requiring government agencies that handle classified national security information to submit to oversight by an independent federal watchdog,” the Los Angeles Times will report Saturday, RAW STORY has learned. Excerpts:

“The executive order that Bush issued in March 2003 covers all government agencies that are part of the executive branch and, although it doesn’t specifically say so, was not meant to apply to the vice president’s office or the president’s office, a White House spokesman said.”

Who knew?

So… if neither Bush nor Cheney are actually in the executive branch, then who has all this accumulation of unitary executive power been for?

4 comments June 23rd, 2007 at 12:30am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism

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