Our Leader 7 September 2009Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, California / Pacific Coast, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
I can’t help myself: Arnold Schwarzenegger is strangely compelled to do bicep curls after finding a dumbbell in the debris of a fire-ravaged home in Big Tujunga Canyon, Calif. The same thing happened while he was touring the devastation of the 2007 Lake Tahoe wildfire. [LM Otero / AP via SF Gate]
I’d like to think when this homeowner, who is burned out to the ground, rebuilds, there won’t be a framed version of this photo in the new house. Why do I think there will be.
Pumping Iron [banging head against brick wall]
Speculation around as to who is on the hit list among the so-called czars… Holdren is one name that appears, tho his appointment, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, DID go thru senate confirmation.
Go for it, I say!
Holdren’s opponents seized upon the following paragraph from the book:
“To date, there has been no serious attempt in Western countries to use laws to control excessive population growth, although there exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated. For example, under the United States Constitution, effective population-control programs could be enacted under the clauses that empower Congress to appropriate funds to provide for the general welfare and to regulate commerce, or under the equal-protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Such laws constitutionally could be very broad. Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society. Few today consider the situation in the United States serious enough to justify compulsion, however.”
A little too detailed for my taste… and why do I get an image of his lips smacking at the prospect of that much control.
Imagine the screams if Bush had that schmuck in HIS office of Science and Tech Policy.