Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Chavez Orders: Only Take 3 Min Showers!

According to, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan dictator, excuse me, "President For Life" has ordered that Venezuelans may only take 3 minute showers. The government in the new workers paradise is having serious trouble providing potable water and electricity for the country. Low rain fall caused by the El Nino, as well as very low water levels in lakes behind hydroelectric dams have contributed to the problem. Additionally, his not investing in infrastructure maintenance has led to a significant reduction in electrical production.
Chavez announced energy-saving measures and said he would create a ministry to deal with the electricity shortages, which have affected the image of his socialist revolution before legislative elections due in 2010. Calling for water conservation, he said low rainfall caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon meant water levels were critically low in the El Guri reservoir, one of the world's largest dams.
So instead of actually investing in the country's infrastructure, he's going to create a bureaucracy to "solve" the problem.

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