Monday, January 30, 2017

Where is Lee Harvey Oswald Now That We Need Him? Oddly Enough, He's Right Here.


But for Lee Harvey Oswald, America might be stuck with a deranged president - like the one they've got at the moment, the Great Orange Bloat.

In the wake of the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, the Constitution was amended to include Section 4 of the 25th Amendment:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

My guess is that, as Trump begins his second full week in office, plenty of Senators and Congressmen of both parties are familiarizing themselves with Amendment 25(4).

8 comments:

Pamela Mac Neil said...

I've mentioned this before Mound on Lornes blogg, but it's worth repeating. Ralph Nader said he thinks that Trump will be the fastest impeached President in US history and he will have done it to himself.

Anonymous said...

Yes, for Christofascists, Trump is simply the vehicle to get Pence into striking range of the presidency. Knocking out Trump is the next step.

Cap

Lorne said...

Here is an article that seems pertinent to your post, Mound: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/shrinks-break-silence-president-trump-exhibits-traits-m-article-1.2957688

rumleyfips said...

Trump offer Kasick (sp?) the presidents roll but was turned down. This offer was not made to Pense, Bannon was picked instead. Sorry Pense no presidensity for you.

the salamander said...

.. well Mound.. its actually not that complicated..
I may be just a Canadian farm boy kinda growed up
but rats in the granary are something I don't have to 'recognize'
or engage a committee of adjustment.. or Congressional seance for

Every action or event demands a simple response ..
I see a kid throwing stones at seagulls, I seek the parent
someone fishing in a conservation area, I ask 'what the f_ck?'
Someone littering from a boat in Desolation Sound.. beer cans?
I may just call the Coast Guard & shoot pics of the transom.. aint hard eh

We don't always need the 'authorities' to look after stuff ..
somehow in the dark of night, some boats unties themselves
and drift outside the harbor.. find the rocks..
Sometimes poachers hear a distant whipcrack
and a 243 mm blows bark in their face

Sometimes bullies find themselves eating sea salt sand on a beach
face jammed in the roiling surf.. they killed porpoise for no good reason
or were potshotting orca for 'amusement'
and find a very competant pair of hands holding them facedown..

There are some very hard women and men on this planet
and some of them have very high values.. exemplars you might say..
not tolerant at all of loud mouth losers or cruel folk..

One could ask.. Which of the two will survive..?
The Trumps & Bannons or those mysterious & hardy folk..
the flappy lip group.. or the real people..
Its not even arguable.. in my view
Those of the false gods are toast..
Those people of the forest and the coast are not

Welcome to the nitty gritty era..

The Mound of Sound said...

It's morning in America and the American people are just waking up to the realization they've installed a lunatic in the Oval Office. Not just somebody quirky, a man deranged. The article Lorne linked from New York Daily News is as disturbing as it is overdue.Trump is mad.

Ben Burd said...

"My guess is that, as Trump begins his second full week in office, plenty of Senators and Congressmen of both parties are familiarizing themselves with Amendment 25(4)."

And not one of the esteemed Congresspeople will initiate the 25th Amdt. Definitely not the spineless Dem Senators!

Anonymous said...

The whole USA Government is in disarray.
The truth is finally out; they are incapable of making real decisions.
All the kings horses and all the kings men cannot put the USA back together again.
The bubble has burst and those that think that Batman and Superman are real persons are in power.

China waits patiently as the USA implodes.

TB