Daily Archives: July 9, 2007

The proper name for the fourth branch of government…

Is the “Tyrannical Branch”. Dick Cheney is the Tyrant, and his office (formerly the Office of the Vice President) is the Tyranny.

“Tyrant” is used here not in the sense of “cruel, oppressive overlord” but in its original sense. To the ancient Greeks, a tyrannos was not necessarily an oppressor, but to any ruler who seized power extra-constitutionally, as opposed to inheritance or election.

I’m just saying.

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Obamarama

Obama visit may block streets- al.com
Obama to visit Huntsville, Birmingham today- al.com

Guess where Barack’s reception tonight in Birmingham will be? At the home of the CEO of HealthSouth! I guess the company really is on its feet again.