Sunday, February 26, 2006

The ports thingy... How stupid can you get? 

If your Mr. bush, than the answer would be 'a lot more than you thought possible'.

I have been quite busy lately, but always listening to the news. From 2005 I saw 2 really spectacular failures on the part of the bush administration; His Social Security "reform", and the nomination of Harreit Myers for the Supreme Court. Shortly into 2006 I get an early Chritmas present... Excuse me. Holiday present.

This really came out of no where, which is part of the administration's problem: Were they trying to sneak something by us???

Not Them! Surely all my conservative friends would litter the break room at work with comments like: 'he didn't do anything wrong' or 'how could he have known?' or 'This is harmless. Let the sale go through. I don't know what you Liber-als are worried about.'

Wellllll.... not so much.
My conservative 'bush-is-never-wrong' friends are saying nothing of the sort. You either get dead silence, or an outright 'someone has to stop this' from them these days.

What are we, the good guys, going to get from this? Nothing but the shear entertainment of watching them spin spin spin, and have to reverse course all the same. Not as juicy a possible outcome as the other problems they face have to offer. At least at the moment I don't see any indictments on the horizon, but I am quite amused.

Why are they going to turn around? Because this runs contrary to the momentum they used in the 2002 and 2004 elections. They rode in and strengthened their position by using lines like 'pre-9/11 mentality' to attack their opponents, and the voters bought that. Now they are trying to tell the 'its a flag, not a rag' crowd that is Okay, and we shouldn't worry about national security in this matter. Good luck with that argument. You guys are the stay the course folk, aren't you? How do you think this looks to the people who voted for bush on the issue of security? Is this the Post-9/11 mentality? I’m not saying that bush supporters are inherently racist, but they seem to be quite distrustful of Muslim countries, and the bushies fed into that. Remember comments like 'we fight them over their so we don't have to fight them over here'? Most conservatives I know don't like Saudi Arabia the way their dear leader does. They see high gas prices, and their ties to 9/11, and generally leave it at that. I contend that Iraq was only attacked in that region because it was the pre-decided upon target. Folks were so mad after 9/11, any country in the middle east could have been invaded. If the bushies had chosen the UAE or Saudi Arabia, none of their supporters would have blinked, not that the outcome would have been any different.

From what I’m hearing at work and on the news, these folks have started to run against the grain of their own supporters, just like in the case of Hariett Myers. Its either head back now, or suffer later. Of course, a measure of damage has been done already to be sure. This port deal fills out a nice trinity when it comes to gaining insight into the judgment of this administration. That’s right folks, Social Security, Harriet Myers and this port deal will tell you everything you need to know about the bushies and their motivations.

Tell your friends!

Have a good weekend all.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Asshole :: Film Strip International 

Asshole :: Film Strip International

This is what you get when you type 'Asshole' in to Google, and hit the 'I'm feeling lucky'.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Photograph Shows Lobbyist at Bush Meeting With Legislators - New York Times 

Let the games begin

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

DeLay Lands Coveted Appropriations Spot - Yahoo! News 

DeLay Lands Coveted Appropriations Spot - Yahoo! News

As quoted in the text:
Allowing Tom DeLay to sit on a committee in charge of giving out money is like putting Michael Brown back in charge of FEMA

Lets see how many of these i can do. you folks watching at home should feel free to participate by using the comments link below.

Lets begin. All jokes begin with the following line:
Allowing Tom DeLay to sit on a committee in charge of giving out money is like...

Letting George W. Bush balance your check book.
Having Bill Frist manage your investment portfolio.
Putting Karl Rove in charge of White House ethics.

keep going! i'll be back later!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Think Progress » VIDEO: Rev. Lowery’s Standing Ovation 

Think Progress » VIDEO: Rev. Lowery’s Standing Ovation

Thanks to Rawstory for pointing this one out.

What you don't see in the video clip is President George W. Bush himself sitting in the audience during the standing ovation.

Monday, February 06, 2006

'Reform' May Still Depend On Abramoff 

'Reform' May Still Depend On Abramoff

Here is a quote that made me spit my fine irish stout out my nose:

If Congress expands the so-called cooling-off period for ex-staffers, Dyer predicted, "a lot of talented people will be forced off the Hill."

After i collected myself, and cleaned off my monitor, i said to myself 'Who Fucking Cares!'

Lobbyists = Bad
PACs = Bad
Golf trips to Scotland to BRIBE elected officials = Bad

If these staffers are such talented and intelligent people, perhaps they might look into running for office themselves. Perhaps thy might look into taking their vast talent to a commercial level and seek employment outside of politics.

Lobbyists are the people who OUR elected officials listen to over us. They do what the money tells them, regardless of what we had voted for them to do. Left or Right, everyone screams corruptions and points fingers at their opponents, but now we have seen it. We have seen it with many many indictments now: Delay, Abramoff, Cunningham, Scanlon, Kiden, and though not indicted yet Blunt and Boehner.

Suck it up, and get those resumes on Monster you staffers, for the good of the country.

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