Friday, June 20, 2008

The Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

It’s around here somewhere… somewhere is the Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing. Have YOU seen it?

  • Former Press Secretary Scott McClellan is speaking before the House Judiciary committee this morning and said, that while he does not think “President” Bush knew about the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity, he refused to give the same assurances about Vice President Dick Cheney… (If Cheney DIDN’T know about it, I would be very, very surprised…)
  • Sen. Obama decided yesterday to not accept public financing, a decision that didn’t come as a surprise but has evoked some negative comments from his opponent. After all, if he were to accept the approximately $85 million in public financing, strict spending limits come with it and he is doing fine in his own fundraising… and that’s not even counting the Sen. Clinton supporters that started donating to him after she gracefully bowed out.
  • A day after House and Senate leaders announced a bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's wiretapping laws, “President” Bush thanked them for agreeing on a new domestic surveillance law and said; “It will help our intelligence professionals learn our enemies' plans for new attacks.” (Again… all I want is proof that it’s worked… that’s all… proof that it has stopped an attack and I’ll be more open to it. But for now, with no proof and telecom immunity attached, it’s a slap in the face of every American citizen and another step in destroying the US Constitution…)
  • The House sent a war funding bill to the Senate yesterday. The bill is a $165 billion measure that puts no restrictions on the war-money Bush requested earlier (DUMBASSES!) and yet also includes more than $2 billion to help the flood-stricken Midwest and increases unemployment assistance and expands the GI Bill. (Despite my opposition to the Iraq war continuing, our troops need the money there AND Afganistan, and since the Dems attached flood assistance and an expansion of unemployment for 13 more weeks and strengthened the GI Bill, I think the bill is a plus…)
  • No more flying without an ID… while I don’t understand why you wouldn’t fly without an ID in the first place or wouldn’t want to show it, it’s another stripping of privacy by the administration that has raised it to an art form…
  • And have we mentioned? That a republican State Representative in Florida thinks McCain is being dis-honest about offshore drilling? While Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio favors drilling off the coast of Florida, he challenges McCain’s implication that drilling could lower gas prices anytime soon, telling the Miami Herald that McCain is making “disingenuous” argument that’s also flawed… (Wow, can anyone reading this think of better ways to describe McCain than ‘disingenuous’ and ‘flawed’? I can’t…)

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