POTUS: SoSoto to SCOTUS
Well, make up your own acronyms.
Well, make up your own acronyms.
See AP via Goog News, Obama plays golf after Memorial Day observance,
President Barack Obama hit the golf course after marking his first Memorial Day as commander in chief. …
Obama grabbed his clubs after he participated in Memorial Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery. He laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and, in brief remarks, saluted the men and women of America’s fighting forces as ‘the best of America.’
It was not immediately clear who joined the president for the round of golf.
Probably not any of our dead veterans, that’s for sure.
Although maybe the US of ObamA has trouble following its own Const (ratified in 1789)–re “”torture”" and all that–, the “United Kingdom” doesn’t even have a C yet, cf. the recent trouble there with the recent Parliamentary expense scams.
So some baffled and bluefaced Britons want reform, including Consty reform, see Jon Freedland in the Guardian, The Speaker exits with revolution in the air. I say, bring it on: The great expenses fraud is a symptom of a larger disease. We need a new constitution, with the people as sovereign,
…It is the shift from our current system – which rests on the belief that the crown-in-parliament is sovereign – to the simpler notion that it is the people who are sovereign in their own land.
Plenty of other nations have made that move, most famously the US, whose founding document asserts that power starts with “We the people”. But we never did. …
…the common thread that must run through any new constitution for Britain has to be the shift from parliamentary to popular sovereignty. Once you understand that in a true democracy the people are sovereign, the next moves become obvious. …
In the 21st century, we can no longer accept that 646 individuals plus an unelected monarch are sovereign. Power should belong to all of us. And if that means revolution, bring it on.
Or as TG Ash, also from the G, notes in A new politics: Build a constitution: We need an explicit, clear and transparent written constitution, by constitutional means,
We need a written constitution. That is the largest conclusion we should draw from a crisis that is also an opportunity. Our legislature has compromised itself. Our executive has long been over-mighty. Our judiciary remains largely credible, but its independence needs to be reinforced. …
The immediate question is how we go about this. In the final analysis, we will need a government ready to propose to parliament a new great reform bill. We must build a constitution by constitutional means. But before we reach that point, we need a great debate. That can start right now, and right here.
“Right here, right now”… Isn’t there a song that goes like that?
Catching some of Ob “firing up” youths at Arizona State, on CNN–talking about this being the new generation that will, or has to, get rid of selfishness. Maybe some of the Repub critics will go wild calling him “the new socialist man” or something else Sovietic. We’ll see.
See News of the World, THINGS JUST GOT HAIRY FOR OBAMA: Boyle would rather be in Blackburn than with Barack,
SUSAN Boyle turned down the chance of a dream dinner date with President Barack Obama in Washington . . . to stay at home and wash her hair, we can reveal.
Britain’s Got Talent’s Hairy Angel confessed to being TOO NERVOUS to meet the American president - her most famous fan - at a glittering star-studded bash. …
“She knows she would have been incredibly nervous if she’d gone,” said the source. “But her dream is to sing for President Obama one day.
“She loves him and thinks he is already a terrific president.”
LOVES him, but she knows her priorities. Go hair.