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Outlandish: TX courthouse may get Bush's name on it

The man who shredded the Constitution and whose administration was full of criminal law-breakers and advocates of torture will get his name on the Midland County Courthouse if the Texas legislature has its say.

Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Midland – Bush’s longtime friend and former accountant – is pushing the idea. All 20 Texas Republicans in the U.S. House have signed on, as well as 10 of the 12 Texas Democrats.

…The holdouts are Dallas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Austin Rep. Lloyd Doggett. Aides to both declined to comment.

…The bill would turn the George Mahon Federal Building in downtown Midland into the “George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building.”

The comments at Foolocracy say it all.

The only place deserving the Bush name would be the local sewer plant. As far as I am concerned, any city’s dog pound named after this primate, would insult the occupants therein, the DOGS!!!!

Sewer plants provide a valuable public service, generally competently and at a reasonable cost. In other words, nothing remotely related to the Bush administration.

How appropriate. A courthouse with a criminals name on it.

I’d like to see his name on a prison cell door.

Only a nuclear waste dump could take the name of GWB. Poisonous then, now, and for hundreds, if not thousands of years. A legacy of toxicity.

This is another example of why Texas is the asshole of America.

Aren’t there still a few outhouses out there? W wouldn’t have to share; he could have one of his own.

Since ‘justice’ in Texas is reserved for the rich or privileged, it seems only fitting. Sure… go ahead… name your courthouse for a bona fide war criminal who broke laws both domestically and internationally. Go ahead and name your hall of justice for a man who has left this country in the worst shape since Herbert Hoover. Go right ahead. I already avoid Texas at most every chance I get… and here’s just one more reason.

In fact, why doesn’t Texas seek to become a republic again? The biggest mistake (other then then allow George W. Bush into the White House) that the United States made was letting Texas into the union… when all they wanted to be was their own country.

Let’s give Texas back to the Texans… let their motto be: Bring us your racist, your violent, your gun totin’, your fascists…

In related news, the Obama administration may release secret memos by Bush Admin officials related to torture, detention and warrantless wiretapping.

Obama’s freshly-confirmed Attorney General Eric Holder told senators that he was open to declassifying White House legal memos if no support for their original classification could be found, signaling a likely showdown with former President George W. Bush over executive privilege.

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