Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Weekly Rewind

Between a long holiday-weekend, being sick, and extremely busy at work, neither Scott or I have had a chance to post this week. We apologize and assure our loyal reader that we will be back in force next week.

Until then, there's always time for (a very brief)'Weekly Rewind'...

Applaud: to the U.S. Senate for unanimously reinstating a special CIA unit whoe main focus was hunting Osama bin Laden. The CIA and the Senate got some harsh criticism after closing the unit in late 2005. (Wow… maybe not everyone in DC is asleep at the switch, just the White House)

Heckle: to news that, unfortunately, doesn’t really surprise me at all. A recent GAO report shows that the United States “isn’t prepared to handle disasters” and also “lacks an effective way to track” all the money handed out that was meant to help rebuild the Gulf Coast.

Applaud to the fact that we got a short reprieve and, after weeks of worrying that we wouldn’t have her antics to laugh at, Senate candidate Katherine Harris (R-FL) won her GOP primary earlier this week, meaning we get to enjoy her behavior for another few months… let us rejoice as she continues to be: Pure. Comedy. Gold.

Heckle: to the fact that 54% of Americans believe things are going “badly” in this country, add to that the fact that 22% believe the economy is “very poor” and you have yourself a country going to hell in a handcart…way to go Bush administration… way to go…

Applaud: to the news that British Prime Minister Tony Blair has promised to step down within a year. (It wasn’t always like this… he was loved once. But somewhere between 1999 and 2002… he became reviled… must just be a coincidence that his downfall correlates with the election and presidency of George W. Bush… right?

Heckle: to even more piss-poor analagies from this administration. Last week it was fascists, then references to Hitler… now, it’s slavery’s turn to be the new White House “buzz-word” of the week as a handful of administration officials have said that Iraq war critics would have tolerated slavery. This was followed by Secretarty of State Rice saying “I know there were people who said, ‘Why don’t we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?‘” (Yes… slavery is relatively the same thing as the Iraq war… and by that I mean no fuc**** way in hell do the two relate in any way. The administration needs to start focusing on things that matter and leave the spinning to someone else…)

Applaud: to New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) for successfully negotiating the release of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune journalist Paul Salopek from the Sudanese government. Nice job Gov…

Heckle: to idiocit blathering. First, Bush says “America makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror, and those that harbor and support them, because they’re equally guilty of murder.” Around the same time, a Pakistani general reportedly said that Osama bin Laden “would not be taken into custody” as long as he agreed to live like a “peaceful citizen.” (Quick, someone check the name of the general and verify that it isn’t Clancy Wiggum…)

Heckle: to “President” Bush for this quote from his appearance on the CBS Evening News earlier this week: "One of the hardest parts of my job is to try to connect Iraq to the war on terror." (Wait a minute… I thought that was on of the reasons we invaded Iraq… and come to think of it, shouldn’t you have looked into that before you invaded Iraq?? Doesn’t this amount to ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ but on a much-grander scale

Heckle: to Governor Schwarzenegger (R-CA) for once again putting his foot into his mouth... though, speaking as a Hispanic... I have a hot-temper as well... so take that as you will...

Heckle: to “Unique interpretations of the Geneva Conventions”. Which is BushCo-speak for: "We’ll do whatever the hell we want and ignore the laws of the US and the World... unless someone finds out... then we'll lie our asses off..."

That's all I have time for today... as always, take 'em as you will.

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