Monday, April 04, 2005
The Tree of Liberty is Not Nourished By Uric Acid
connard du jour
Originally uploaded by jonnybutter.
Gosh, he looks like such a nice man. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas today :
...we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.
The thing is, Congress is much less popular than the Judiciary - and for good reason. Gee, Senator...er..
Reminds me of a tragedy we've mostly forgotten about, namely, the time a few years ago when that guy somehow got into the Capitol with a gun. Awful. He shot some perfectly innocent Capitol Police officers.
I would never call for violence against members of Congress or anybody else even if I believed it was right (which I don't) because there's a decent chance I'd get a little visit from some guys in black suits and sunglasses. 'Splain to me, please, why this connard* can say what he said -on the Senate Floor no less - and it's acceptable? What d'ya have to do to get censured in this joint?
* French slang for prick, wanker or idiot.