Just As I Thought

And so falls the judiciary

The trifecta is complete.
I feel sure that I mentioned, way back, my fears of the neo-con plan to completely take over all three branches of government, and with today’s confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, the plan is going swimmingly. They’ve got the Supreme Court and the Federal benches, they’ve carefully and methodically moved power away from Congress and to the executive branch (despite the constitutional mandate that the executive is the weakest branch); they have even taken over the media and lobbying industries — although, the K Street Project may be in jeopardy now that they’ve been caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
All of this is meant to cement conservative power permanently, and with the pointless milling about, wringing of hands, and political calculations before action, I’m afraid that the Democrats don’t stand a chance of breaking this stranglehold. I feel like we are all doomed to live out our lives under a repressive, regressive minority that we can’t shake.
Gee, reminds me of Iraq a little bit. That is, before we liberated them and they started a civil war.
That’s not a prediction or anything. Really.
But I’d stock up on food, gas, and perhaps a generator and body armor.


  • You know what’s suprising about all this? That no one seemed to notice that today was the last day of the Greenspan era. That alone could very well have a bigger impact on our everyday lives than Alito.

  • So will my ability to pay for my mortgage. Like I said, our EVERYDAY lives, not the whole picture.

  • Like I said, too many things to comment on. An awful lot of news was generated today, and I’m sure that much of it was left unnoticed.
    By the way, the Fed raised its rate just before Greenspan stepped down. I’m already feeling the pinch as my home equity loan payment jumped last month.

  • I started warning about the Supreme Court in 1992, during the re-election campaign of George H. W. Bush. (I admit that I voted for Reagan in ’84 and Bush in ’88, but I was young, stupid, and from Orange County.)

    The appointment of a Supreme Court justice has a much more profound effect on the future of the United States than any Federal Reserve chairman. The decisions of the Supreme Court will echo into the future, long after the Justices, themselves, and we, have all turned to dust.

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