Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Another two primaries today can you stand the excitement? I doubt Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton can…

  • First Lady Laura Bush criticized the Myanmar government for not adequately warning the nation's residents of the approaching storm and not doing enough to help with the aftermath… (Seriously? She went there? She either has the blinders that her husband does, or she’s as dim as he is)
  • Sen. McCain is wooing Hispanic voters… wonder how that will play with the republican base.
  • Senate republicans are blaming the rise of ethanol production for higher food costs so Sen. McCain (in full pandering mode) and a few other gop senators want regulators to ease rules requiring ethanol use… (Yeah, it’s ethanol that’s making costs soar and is in no way related to the actions , or inactions, of the Bush(whacked) Adminsitration… give me an ‘effin’ break…)
  • The Pentagon wants to increase US troop levels in Afghanistan (where the true war on terror is) but concede that they can’t send additional troops to Afghanistan until “sizable numbers of forces withdraw from Iraq.” Said a senior military official; “We might be able to generate a little bit more. But not 10,000 to 12,000 more troops,” that we need. (and the forgotten war on terror continues… refresh my memory, but bin Laden was IN Afghanistan and NOT Iraq when this all started, right?)
  • The Ron Paul campaign continues
  • Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. government’s top psychiatric researcher, Thomas Insel says that the “number of suicides among veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care.” (Why is this being allowed to continue? They risked their lives for their country and the health care they receive when their tours are up is SO inadequate, they take their own lives… this has got to stop and this administration needs to do something about it NOW…)
  • Going against what many republicans, including a majority in the Bush White House, think, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke “endorsed the need for government intervention” in stemming home foreclosures last night, arguing that letting markets take their own course could “destabilize communities, reduce the property values of nearby homes and lower municipal tax revenues.” (And this has nothing to do with him bearing a brunt of the blame on the so-called ‘economic slowdown.’ Uh-huh…)
  • And have we mentioned? That a new New York Times/CBS News poll shows that more people think the media have been easier on McCain then Obama or Clinton? Respondents were asked to address how the news media have treated each of the three remaining candidates in comparison to each other and 28% say McCain has been treated easier compared to Clinton (12%) and Obama (22%). (I am shocked! Shocked to find gambling in this establishment… sarcasm fever, catch it)

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