Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Not my fault it’s late today… Blogger sucks it.

  • Apparently the CIA failed to carryout any sort of strategy in finding and eliminating al-Qaeda in the late 90’s… but former director George Tenet says the report is “flat wrong.” (Ok, we all knew that President Clinton dropped the ball regarding al-Qaeda during his term, and so did/has “President” Bush… but how about we forget all that and concentrate on GETTING THEM NOW… and no, they AREN’T in Iraq…)
  • No-bid contracts are on the rise within the federal government… seeing as how it’s this administration, does this really surprise anyone?
  • The original August-recess plan for Democratic leaders was to up the ante on republicans to secede from “President” Bush’s Iraq war strategy… that didn’t work out so well, so now they’re gone back to the drawing board. (Some Dems need to grow a set, get their heads out of their respective ass and DO SOMETHING… otherwise they’re gonna go down in the books as big a ‘do-nothing Congress’ as their predecessors… and that won’t help us in ’08. Get off yours asses and ACT!!!!!!!! Was that too over the top?)
  • John Edwards is losing the young vote… who could have ever seen that coming?
  • The Federal Election Commission is busy hastily trying to fix a campaign finance provision that SCOTUS “blew up” years ago and are using SCOTUS's opinion as a guide. The FEC’s aim for the rule will be to make clear when an ad is lobbying Congress on an issue, and thusly allowed, and when an ad crosses the line into electioneering. (Got that? Make sense to everyone? Yep… this should end well…)
  • And have we mentioned? That the White House has a manual that gives White House staffers “extensive instructions” in deterring potential protestors at Bush appearances? Yep, the instructions include things like saying only those with tickets can get it (shouldn’t that one be common knowledge?), the tickets should be tightly controlled by event organizers, anyone entering must be screened in case they are hiding secret signs and it instructs staff that if an anti-Bush demonstrator manages to get in and start protesting, they should be shouted down by “rally squads” ( What is this, a high school pep rally??) that are stationed in strategic locations. And yet the White House still has the audacity to say that they aren’t against dissention… (Uh-huh…)

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