Friday, July 20, 2007

The Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

It’s Friday… as Homer says; ‘Whoo-hoo!’ (UPDATE: Especially after reading the just-added first bullet)

  • News that should make today go by that much faster... Eighteen months from today, a new president takes the oath of office... the timer starts... now!
  • The Bush(whacked) Administration continues to thumb its collective nose at the law over AttorneyGate. They’ve now stated an even more outrageous claim of executive authority by saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the “President” Bush has invoked executive privilege… (And the crumbling of our society continues…)
  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is ignoring calls for an Iraq war compromise, instead confidant that the gop will eventually give-in to public pressure to end the war. (It’s nice that Reid believes that, unfortunately, since I’m a realist… I don’t see it happening that way… but I hope I’m wrong)
  • And in yet another sign that politics is starting to overtake law in this country, a federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by former CIA officer Valerie Plame against Vice President Dick “President” Cheney and other top White Hosue officials over their disclosure of Plame's name and covert status to the media… (And the crumbling of our society continues…)
  • FEMA is still screwing Katrina survivors with their pants on...
  • The Senate has approved an overhaul of student loan programs that would pay for more than $17 billion in grants and other student aid by slashing subsidies to lending companies. (Naturally, since it’s for the people and slashes big business’ bottom line, Bush has promised to veto it. What. A. Tool.)
  • And have we mentioned? That Oscar the Grouch, Mystery and all the other shows on PBS and NPR have been saved. In a 357-72 vote Thursday night, the House rejected “President” Bush’s plan to cut $420 million federal subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting… (Nice job guys… way to go. Excuse me while I go listen to ‘All Things Considered”)

1 comment:

Rick L said...

According to my Backwards Bush counter there remain 549 long days left for this disastrous "presidency" (never was and still not my president. I am so disgusted by this man I can hardly bear to read the news. It doesn't matter. I am just waiting for election day to vote against him from the top to the bottom of my ballot. Rick L. - San Diego