Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Uh... I’m not late, you’re early…

  • Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has declared that the government of Iraq is “non-functional” and that the parliament should oust Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his cabinet if they can’t forge a political compromise with several rival factions within a matter of days… (wow, haven’t people been calling for someone to show some balls and give Iraq’s “government” – a term I use loosely – some “tough love”… stay tuned…)
  • “President” Bush isn’t feeling the love
  • The Bush(whacked) administration has announced new policies that are going to make it very hard for states to insure all but the lowest-income children… this comes as the administration is already engaged in a Congressional battle about expanding a popular children's health insurance program. (I understand that republicans want a smaller government and all that jazz… but I don’t understand how kicking children’s healthcare to the curb helps… anyone?
  • The immigration battle just won’t die
  • The office of Vice President Dick “President” Cheney has acknowledged something that everyone knew… that his office has “dozens” of documents that relate to the administration's warrantless surveillance program, but before you get too happy, his office hinted that they will resist efforts by congressional Democrats to obtain them… (So once again the administration flips off the law… maybe that should be their new motto)
  • And have we mentioned? That consumer advocates are criticizing and accusing China and the Bush(whacked) Administration of not only impeding attempts to strengthen rules regarding lead paint in children’s toys but also impeding efforts to increase inspections? (Nice… really, really nice. You add that to the news above and you can’t help but think that this administration doesn’t like kids… maybe I’m wrong, but it’s hard not to think that… isn’t it?)

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