Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Primary today in West Virginia, so I will refrain from any West Virginia jokes.

  • While Sen. Clinton obsessed over West Virginia’s primary, Sen. Obama took the lead in super-delegates.
  • Congress wants to stop making deposits in the Strategic Petroleum Preserve (SPR for you acronym-lovers out there) in a move that looks good on the surface but will have little substance to it… (much like actions taken by the administration for oil prices… it looks pretty, but does nothing. Way to exceed the lame-duck president guys)
  • “President” Bush’s chances to broker a Mideast peace deal are getting smaller and smaller because he’s leaving office in January… that and the fact that he can barely construct a complete and comprehensive sentence
  • Days after it happened, and two of the “Top Stories” on CNN’s political page are STILL about the Bush family wedding over the weekend… if that’s not a barometer of the media and the public, I don’t know what is.
  • Apparently the Washington Post is surprised that racism is still alive in America. After 8 years of the press looking at the world through the same rose-colored glasses the Bush(whacked) Administration uses, it’s refreshing to see them finally see what the hell is going on in this country. It’s not all hunky-dory;… people still distrust other people of color… other religions… other sexual orientations… other educational and economic backgrounds… perhaps it IS time for us all to talk about it.
  • As if losing out on 20-25% of the primary vote despite being the presumptive gop nominee isn’t bad enough, Sen. McCain has got to be nervous that former Georgian congressman Bob Barr has thrown his hat into the presidential ring. Joining as the Libertarian candidate, Barr sees himself as the true conservative candidate… and I’m sure others do to. Watch out John, Bob could Ross Perot your ass. Stay tuned….
  • A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that the US outlook is the worst it’s been in 15 years…
  • A survey by the National Retail Federation (who knew there was such a group) finds that Americans plan to use their ‘nation-saving, economic savior’ stimulus checks to pay for gas and groceries and NOT on electronics or clothes. (Ya see George, the prices are skyrocketing for gas and groceries, so 17.2 million people plan to use some of their tax rebate to pay for gasoline and food, so that bloviating you did about it preventing us from entering a recession that we’re already in isn’t going to work. Where’s your economic savior now?)
  • And have we mentioned? That the gop is taking it’s cues from an anti-depressant drug? In a desperate attempt to counter the Democrat’s push for change, House republicans have adopted the message: “The Change You Deserve.” All fine and good, right… but did you know that “the change you deserve” is also the advertising slogan of Effexor XR, a drug used to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder in adults… (depression and the gop go together like PB & J, so it’s all good…)

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