Chemists Have Solutions .
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Bush's foreign policy wasn't just bad. It wasn't just ineffective. It was proactively detrimental to the Middle East. A monkey could have done a better job.
Bush didnt veto a single bill the 6 years he had a majority. We were better off not even having a president.
bears, bulls, white sox fan 4 life!!!
I know the entire story about Souter and afar the Borking he was seen as confirmable. They didn't know what was lurking in his background that he kept quiet that lead him to become a hard core lefty. Miers was a dubious choice but there was lots of criticism that the Supreme Court had become inbred with only Harvard (Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, Kagan, Ruth BG*, Souter) Yale (Alito, Sotomayor, Thomas) an Stanford (SDO, Rehnquist) Columbia (*RBG-she transferred due to her husband needing treatment for cancer in NYC-she made the law review at BOTH schools) graduates. Indeed Stevens was the last justice (NW) to be appointed who was not a graduate of what are generally seen as 4 of the top 5 (Chicago usually is ranked top 5 with Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia being the other four though Michigan, NYU, Cornell, Duke, Penn, and UVA sometimes are listed in the top five)
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.
Texas Politics - The Executive Branch
By constitutional design that dates to Reconstruction, Texas has a weak governorship.
Perry Makes a Weak Office Stronger - WSJ
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.