Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Random Political Thoughts for a Wednesday Afternoon

Well… if it’s Wednesday, then it must be time for Random Political… yada, yada yada….

This has seemed like a slow week so far, so expect things to start bubbling over after today… at least that’s how things usually seem to work.

So… without fuss…here is this week’s Random Political… well, you know the rest. Here we go:

Lies. Damned lies and statistics. An overwhelming majority of the U.S. public believes that fighting between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims in Iraq will eventually lead to a civil war in that country, or so says a Washington Post-ABC News poll (… and common sense) The perceived threat of Civil War is not a partisan issue either, as more than seven in 10 Republicans and eight in 10 Democrats/ believe civil war was likely… now, if only we could get the Bush Administrations to see the damn writing on the wall...
(Now what makes anyone think that Bush could see the wall let alone the writing on it? This is the same guy [and administration] who had a video conference where he was told in advance about what would happen in N.O. after Katrina hit. That was a flashing neon sign on the wall ... Sorry to interrupt folks, Scott)

More power to him, uh-oh. President Bush sent proposed legislation to Congress on Monday that would allow him to veto specific items in larger bills. An attempt by President Clinton to allow this was struck down by the SCOTUS, but since Dubya has stacked the court now, chances are it won’t face any roadblocks… funny isn’t it, he can’t even run his own administration or agenda, but now we’re gonna give him more power… we’re all on Candid Camera aren’t we???

Best. Slogan. Ever. After years of disarray, anarchy and lack of leadership, it seems as though Democrats finally have something going for them: Republicans. In the most recent Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll, 46 percent to 37 percent of those polled said they plan to vote for a Democrat in the upcoming mid-terms. Let’s try a new spin on the classic, ‘lesser of two evils’ campaign strategy. How about: “At least we’re not them.”

Big recruiters on campus. The Supreme Court ruled the other day against universities that had prohibited military recruiters on campus, unanimously upholding a 1996 federal law that allows the Federal government to withhold funds from universities that deny military recruiters the same access to students that is allowed other potential employers. I tend to agree with this decision… Allowing recruiters on campus doesn’t signify support of the war, nor does it signify support of the current administration… it signifies allowing everyone to have a choice of careers on a college campus… so suck it up.

More Iran posturing. “… the United States is also susceptible to harm and pain. So if that is the path that the U.S. wishes to choose, let the ball roll.” Great… just great. This does not worry me at all, nosireee… that reminds me though; I really need to start working on that bomb shelter.

Nervous Nellies. Iranians have begun to express doubt and nervousness towards the international showdown over their country's nuclear program, yet their country’s leaders continue to forge ahead while ignoring their country’s citizens… hmmm, sounds vaguely familiar…

House vote on PortGate. Despite all efforts by the White House to impede any legislation aimed at challenging the deal for a Dubai-owned company to acquire operations of six major U.S. ports, House leaders (sorry, that should read House Republican leaders) agreed to allow a vote next week that could kill the deal. Nice… as I stated last week, when Republicans start to go against the wishes of their party-leader, a death knell is ringing… and to that I say; about friggin’ time!!

WiretapGate? The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (wow, if that’s not an oxymoron, I don’t know what is…) had a vote earlier this week that (in going along party lines) rejected a Democrat-led proposal to investigate the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program… but it did approve the establishment of (with White House approval) a seven-member panel to oversee the effort. Yeah, that’s almost the same thing… two words: karma, baby.

D'oh! This just makes my head hurt... read it and let me know your thoughts.

D'oh! Part 2. So does this...

What is wrong with Texas? Tom DeLay won the Republican primary in Texas. Now he faces a, very, tough battle in the election against a Democrat who has narrowly lost to him before. I think DeLay won this battle, but I think he’s gonna lose the war. Stay tuned and… (Ok, I gotta ask, what the hell is wrong with these people in Texas, do you not turn on a radio or TV or even read .... anything? Talk about blindly following..... Sorry to interrupt again, Scott)

And one final thought... way to go Fed's, ya finally caught someone..

Take them as you will…


Bingo Man said...

Bush caught looting in New Orleans see

enigma4ever said...

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