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Obama Uses “Autopen” to Sign Patriot Act

An autopen.

Firstly, why the fuck is there even such a thing as an autopen? As I type this, spell check underlines that word with the squiggly red line of blunder.  According to Frank James of NPR, “It is apparently the first time in U.S. history this has been done.”

Frank Jame’s article cites this part of the Constitution:

“Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it.”

The automatic signature was affixed to a bill extending the Patriot Act. Georgia Representative  Tom Graves of Georgia sent a letter to Obama, asking him to confirm whether he takes the constitution seriously.

…Just kidding, Tom Graves didn’t say that. But he did sort of call him out. This whole happenstance is excruciating political bullshit. Read the article outside, or next to a toilet. There are pictures of the autopens, too. They show six different kinds.

It would seem to me that having such a device would eventually debase, maybe even eliminate the importance of a signature. However, Obama is in Europe and that’s why it was done. He even signed a document authorizing the use of the autopen while abroad. So, I guess I understand that.

But the fucking Patriot Act?

Goddamnit, Obama… Goddamnit.

  1. Ariely says:

    Fool me once,shame on you.Fool me twice, shame on me

    Democracy hat works for the west free world mindset is nor one size feet all ideology.
    The Arabs,some Muslims countries mindset is based on different ideology and values not changed the past 1400 years.
    Time to focus the long time strategic goal against the ideology using the terror tool.
    Acting only against terror tool is wrong long time strategy
    Major actions should be taken against countries protecting and funding the Islamist ideology.
    Teaching and preaching hating infidels worldwide for.

    The defending democracies should demand in exchange for any help to outlaw Islamist parties such as Muslim Brotherhood-using the democratic system to get power and later to act against the free world.

    Hisbulla in Lebanon.
    Hamas in Gaza.
    Islamist Theocrats in Iran.
    Currently the Arabs spring looks like more of the gate to a long winter for the west.
    Muslim brotherhood leaders declared:
    *Osama Ben Laden was a Muslim martyr
    *Hitler didn’t finish the job- The Muslims will finish
    *Muslims can come closer to Allah by waging jihad against all non-Muslims,Christians,Jews, atheists, in every possible manner

    Never was anything great achieved without courageously facing the real problem

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