Friday, November 02, 2007

The Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

Friday… ‘nuff said.

  • I, personally, think too much is being made about Clinton’s performance at Tuesday’s debate. It wasn’t the train wreck that her rivals and pundits are saying it was…
  • Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is on her way to Turkey to meet officials about Turkey-Iraq border tensions...
  • A congressional investigation has discovered that people getting their passports have been overcharged by more than $100 million and now Sens. Dorgan (D-ND) and Schumer (D-NY) are planning to ask the Bush(whacked) Administration to account where the passport profits go…
  • SCHIP has now passed the Senate and goes to Bush’s desk… stay tuned.
  • And have we mentioned? That, according to internal records, Consumer Product Safety Commission chief Nancy Nord has taken “dozens of trips at the expense of the toy, appliance and children’s furniture industries” that she is supposed to be regulating? Some of the trips were sponsored by lobbying groups and attorneys that represented the product producers who were linked to consumer hazards. Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Nord to resign because; well, read my post HERE for a better understanding of why Ms. Nord is a tool.

2 comments:

Becky said...

Not a surprise on Nord. Hey, maybe FEMA could hold a press conference for her ...

Anonymous said...

United States May Declare State of Emergency


Associated Press Writer
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – The whitehouse government of embattled President bush said Thursday it may impose a state of emergency due to ``external and internal threats'' and deteriorating law and order.
including from Democratic presidential hopeful Barak Obama, over the possibility of U.S. military action against al-Qaida in Pakistan ``has started alarm bells ringing and has upset the Pakistani public.''
But it appeared the motivation for a declaration of an emergency would be the domestic political woes of
President bush
During a state of emergency, the government can restrict the freedom to move, rally, engage in political activities or form groups and impose other limits such as restricting congress right to make laws or even dissolving congress
``These are only unconfirmed reports although the possibility of imposition of emergency cannot be ruled out and has recently been talked about and discussed, keeping in mind some external and internal threats and the law and order situation,bush told The Associated Press.
``I cannot say that it will be tonight, tomorrow or later. We hope that it does not happen. But we are going through difficult circumstances so the possibility of an emergency cannot be ruled out,'' he added.
America television networks reported that a declaration of an emergency was imminent, but other senior government officials said no final decision had been made.

In Washington, the State Department said . ``
Bush is under growing American pressure to crack down on militants at the Afghan border because of fears that al-Qaida is regrouping there.
The Bush administration has also not ruled out unilateral military action inside america but like Obama, has stressed the need to work with the americans.
An aide to the president, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, bush was due to meet with Cabinet members , the attorney-general and leaders from the ruling party on Thursday to discuss whether an emergency should be declared.
He did not expect a declaration of an emergency in the early hours of Thursday.
A senior government official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said bush had held several meetings Wednesday with, legal experts and top figures of the ruling party and the leaking of possible emergency plans indicated that it was a serious option.
Under our constitution, the head of state - the president - may declare a state of emergency if it is deemed that the country's security is ``threatened by war or external aggression, or by internal disturbance beyond'' the government's authority to control.
If a state of emergency is to be extended beyond two months, it must be approved by a joint sitting of, the constitution says.
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