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November 11, 2007

I Love The Internet

Because of things like this Making Light post by Jim Macdonald.

1. Is weird little shard of American history.

2. Helps us understand where aspects of today—including Ft. Wayne, standing armies, and executive privilege—came from.

3. Available to everyone on earth with an internet connection.

4. Comes with a song you can listen to.

Posted at November 11, 2007 11:12 AM | TrackBack

The dismissal of a general by the President is a proper, constitutional function and has nothing to do with executive privilege--the over-riding of constitutional Congressional powers.

Posted by: Don Bacon at November 11, 2007 01:22 PM

Don, no one made the argument that St. Clair's dismissal was an act of executive privilege.

Posted by: Scruggs at November 11, 2007 01:52 PM

Yeah.. I didn't see that either.. the privledge was invoked/create to avoid embarrassment at the hands of a congressional investigation.

Posted by: Dilapidus at November 11, 2007 02:36 PM

You're right. I skipped that paragraph because it looked boring. Or something. Sorry.{:-(

Posted by: Don Bacon at November 11, 2007 08:25 PM

That's got to be one of the quickest resolutions to a comment thread dispute I've ever seen. Bravo, all.

Posted by: Thomas Nephew at November 11, 2007 11:45 PM

Hey, why don't your posts come with songs? Where are the troubadours of the internets? Well, I suppose that's why God gave us You Tube.

Posted by: Maud at November 12, 2007 05:34 PM

Hey, Fort Wayne is my hometown!

Posted by: Brian at November 12, 2007 11:53 PM