Thursday, October 12, 2006

Random Political Thoughts for a Thursday Afternoon

Where the hell did Wednesday go??

Anyhow, here ya go…

Money. According to the Commerce Department, as energy prices rose and a shortfall with China reached an all-time high, the U.S. trade deficit widened to a record $70 billion in August. (Color me unsurprised)

Hope. 70% of Americans are doing something they’ve never done before: discussing politics with family and friends. (Wait, that isn’t normal??) Experts say that the interested of U.S. voters is “at its highest level in more than a decade.” (Why? Two words: Dub. Ya.)

Obvious. For the first time since the 9/11 attacks, more Americans (36% to be exact) believe that the terrorists are the ones winning the “war on terror”, with 31% saying the U.S. and its allies are and 22% say neither side is winning. (Rather sad isn’t it? And yet, this administration has done what it’s always done… ignored the people and ignored the facts… January 2008 can not come fast enough.)

Numbers. The number of Iraqis who have died since March 2003 has hit 655,000, with a study at Johns Hopkins University finding a “steady increase in mortality” since we invaded the country and an even-steeper rise within the last year. (But they’re not in a civil war… no sirree….)

Blame. Never one to admit their own mistakes, the Bush administration has blamed U.S. intelligence agencies for all North Korea policy failures with White House officials telling the Washington Times that classified assessments stated: “Pyongyang did not have nuclear arms and until recently was bluffing about plans for a test.” (Sigh…)

Two-faced. A new book by ex on faith-based issues special assistant David Kuo states that Karl Rove is two-faced… (like you needed a book to tell you that…) and that he often referred to evangelical leaders as “the nuts.

Idiot. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to make his case for why “President” Bush should resume depicting the war in Iraq as part of a larger struggle against “Islamic fascism” by stating in an interview: “I don’t care if we offend our allies in the Middle East.” (Cause that strategy always works… offend our allies, piss them off, so when we need their help, they’re nowhere to be found… the man is a fuc**** moron…)

XX gop heavyweaight James Baker's Iraq policy commission has arrived at a (somewhat obvious) conclusion and have ruled out the prospect of victory for America in Iraq. (This isn’t some Liberal politician or Liberal blogger saying this… it’s James Baker…an underling to President’s Reagan, Bush Sr. and Dumbya… and he’s saying victory ain’t gonna happen… what the hell does this administration need to see to realize that???)

Shock. Former Democrat Presidential nominee front-runner Mark Warner isn’t going to run for president in 2008. (Shit… that doesn’t mean Hillary is the front-runner, does it???)

Kos. Kos thinks Kentucky Democratic congressional candidate Mike Weaver is an idiot… and after reading Weaver’s comments I have to agree with Kos; the man is a moronic imbecile…

All I have, take ‘em as you will…


Queen of Spain said...

Everyone on the bandwagon! Lets go!

Kemp said...

I figured you'd be all over that story QofS...