Thursday, June 28, 2007

I Cannae' Change The Laws Of Physics!

(Title quote courtesy James "Scotty" Doohan - glad they found the ashes!)

Having grown up in California schools, I don't have a thorough grounding in science. But I recall hearing that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If this is true, we should all be very worried about Dick Cheney.

To recap, Cheney's claim that his office isn't subject to document disclosure rules because it is not a part of the executive branch has produced a novel proposal from Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel, who is introducing a bill to stop funding his office from the executive branch budget. The VP infrastructure pulls down about $4.5 million a year.

Maybe it's childish, maybe it's shrewd. But here's my problem. If Cheney isn't getting federal money, it's not like he's just going to admit this or obey that. He'll simply look for other ways to raise the money. He's already getting kickbacks from Haliburton - why would they give him any more? Because he's going to expand their market into new territories, like Iran. That's why.

If Dick Cheney is desperate, he'll go into Iran.

So the best thing to do is to back off and leave the guy be. Except then, he'll know that he can't be stopped. He'll know that he has unlimited power, and with that he'll do what he's always wanted to do - send troops into Iran.

If Dick Cheney is left alone, he'll go into Iran.

The action/reaction law I quoted earlier is often illustrated with billiard balls. You hit an 8-ball with a cue ball, then the 8-ball absorbs the energy and flies off. Think of us as a cue ball and and Cheney as the deadly asteroid in ARMAGEDDON. It takes more than a few accountants to stop him. It takes a nuclear device, a handful of recognizable American movie stars and a power ballad, and even then we can expect devastation. Bringing Cheney down is going to be ugly. And I don't wanna miss a thing.

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