Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

It’s Thursday and... yeah I got nothing else...

  • The GAO is set to release a report that finds little or no progress from Iraq on US mandated goals (I know, you’re shocked aren’t you?). The report will be delivered to Congress next week a few days before the White House’s own report on progress in Iraq… or lack thereof. (It should be interesting to see how the White House spins this… and what, if any, effect it has on its own report by Gen. Petraeus. I’m guessing none, and that they’re report will be filled with rose-colored glass goodness…)
  • The immigration debate is heating up again… and yet no one is really saying anything or suggesting anything, just offering more rhetoric and more “plans for the future”
  • Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has publicly ordered his huge militia to "freeze" operations for up to six months, meaning no more insurgent attacks by his forces. (I’ll believe it when I see it…)
  • The fall of Sen. Larry Craig continues as his fellow republicans circle the wagons throw him under the bus and are calling for him to resign.
  • And have we mentioned? That it seems as though the Democrats are falling under the republican spell and are not only starting to throw away money on “portraits”, but are also having a difficult time agreeing on anything? They couldn’t create a single message on Iraq, they allowed the administration to get their way with warrantless wiretapping, and are kowtowing to every White House request… things they promised to NOT do if elected… (This is NOT good. Scott and I both said before last November’s midterms that it would be all find and good if the Dems won control of Congress, but that it wouldn’t mean anything if they didn’t unite as one and maintain a single goal and strategy… not it looks as though they’re falling apart and arguing among themselves. Way to fuck up control of Congress guys! Get your collective heads out of your asses, pry some lips away from Bush’s ass and GET TO WORK!!!! Or you will find yourselves losing the majority and the country falling further into the abyss…)

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