Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

One day closer...

  • Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those effected by the Southern California wildfires.
  • The gop is angry because Democrats are actually trying to DO something in the House. Apparently taking a page from the gop playbook the Democrats have decided to hold the next vote on SCHIP today… when, by pure coincidence I’m sure (sarcasm alert), many republicans will be in California with “President” Bush as he tours the areas hit by the devastating Southern California wildfires… (the timing is suspect to be sure, but the tactics are nothing for the republicans to get upset about, as a quick review of history would show that the gop has done the same thing. I welcome it because it – finally! – shows that the Dems may have some balls…)
  • The US has apparently taken a page from the UN handbook and has “slapped” sanctions on Iran.
  • We now have an entry in the most ridiculous, inane, and unlikely-to-ever-be-kept campaign promise of this campaign as Rudy Giuliani has said that if he is elected president, he would end illegal immigration… (Uh, huh…)
  • Yet another member of “President” Bush’s staff has resigned… this time it’s the State Department's chief of diplomatic security Richard Griffin. His resignation comes during the State Department getting scrutinized for the use of private military contractors after the September 16th killings of Iraqi civilians by Backwater USA… if Bush’s staff keeps abandoning the ship like this, we’ll be looking at Jenna or Barbara in the State Department... (shudder)
  • And have we mentioned? That the White House is now admitting that they “heavily edited [the CDC director’s] testimony on global warming”? At first the White House denied that they had “watered down” the congressional testimony by Dr. Julie Gerberding but admitted it after they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar… (Ok, they admitted doing it, but that still shouldn’t excuse it… when the government starts censoring their own departments, they’ve crossed a line.)


Objectively Yours said...

Pathetic ploy on the Democrats part, typical Pelosi modus operandi, to push through legislation regardless of the cost, be it monetary or ethics.

Kemp said...

Riiiiight, like the republicans would never try anything like that.

I may not agree with the tactics personally, but republicans really have no room to criticize...