Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Hump day… day after another round of primaries and caucuesses… I mean caucuessssseas… I mean cawcusas… sigh… a caucus…

  • Speaking of primaries and caucuses (yay!), as expected Sen. Obama lengthened his lead by winning Hawaii and Wisconsin while Sen. Clinton won . the bigger story could be that Obama seems to be chipping away at Clinton’s supporters… the time may be coming for Ms. Clinton to step down… but stay tuned.
  • Next up: Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island
  • On the gop side… McCain won but is still having trouble with some conservatives, Huckabee vows to NOT drop out, and Paul is still as nutty as a squirrel’s cheeks in October…
  • The Brookings Institution released a new report that warns of “widening gaps in higher education between rich and poor, whites and minorities.” The report continued by showing those gaps could soon lead to a “downturn in opportunities for the poorest families.” (This is not entirely surprising. The administration’s failure in education – on all levels – has created this and it probably won’t even START to get better until January 21, 2009…)
  • FEMA is in hot water… again. According to a report by the DHS Inspector General, the agency “misspent millions of dollars it received from selling used travel trailers” and rather than buy more trailers, FEMA paid for “sport utility vehicles, travel expenses and purchase card accounts.” ( The agency has become a punch-line and an embarrassment and is one department – out of many – that has to be thoroughly cleaned out and started anew when a new administration comes in, Democrat or republican as you don’t want the agency that represents your administration after a disaster to be inept and a joke… and that’s all FEMA is anymore)
  • And have we mentioned? That the Florida Board of Education voted 4-3 this week to change standards for teaching science in Florida’s public schools? That’s right, evolution – which Florida science standards has earlier referred to as “biological changes over time” will now be taught clearly and explicitly in Florida classrooms as the Scientific Theory of Evolution.” (Is this progress? Hard to say… but at least it’s being discussed and taught…)

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