Monday, July 14, 2008

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Monday… already… son of a b…

  • We know that last Friday, the Bush(whacked) Administration “rejected its own experts” that global warming does pose a threat to the public and said the government will delay action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until the next president takes office.” But not all republicans dismiss global warming… California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes in it and took a shot at the administration that he says “did not believe in global warming” and says that even if officials had done something last week, he would have viewed it as “bogus” because “you don’t change global warming and you don’t really have an effect by doing something six months before you leave office.” (I knew there was a reason I liked Mr. Schwarzenegger, despite his republican badge… too bad this administration continues to hide their collective heads up their asses in the sand…)
  • Carly Fiorina was busy this past weekend… saying that economists agree with Sen. McCain’s plans to balance the budget and that McCain was not in alignment with “President” Bush and his Iraq plans… naturally, both statements are false. A majority of economists were contacted by reporters last week and said they have large reservations about the validity of McCain’s plan. Regarding Iraq, as recently as four months ago McCain avowed that; “No one has supported President Bush on Iraq more than I have.” (And yet Fiorina is saying the exact opposite… it’s no secret that she’s angling for the VP slot, and if her ability to spin and lie in the face of the media and not have the media call her on it is any indication – she’s got the nomination locked down…)
  • Odds are VERY good that Sen. Lieberman will not only be kicked out of the Democrat’s caucuses next year, but will also lose his committee-ships… (about time. I understand that the leadership needed to see if Lieberman would right his ship and return to the good side… but it was obvious months ago that he wasn’t going to and this action will be a long time and coming…)
  • Sen. Obama penned an op-ed piece in today’s NY Times where he embraced Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki's recent call for an American timetable for troop withdrawal and labeled it “an enormous opportunity.” (too bad this administration thinks they know what’s better for Iraq than, you know, Iraqis… I guess it will be up to – God willing – President Obama next January to do that…)
  • Both Obama and McCain are planning to court the Hispanic and African-American votes this week
  • Stocks are up so far today after the government announced plans to shore up banks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • And have we mentioned? That Cynthia “Slappy” McKinney is officially the Green Party candidate for president? It’s true… the former Congresswoman who is best known for slapping a U.S. Capitol Police officer who questioned her after failing to recognize her at a security checkpoint won the nomination this past weekend in Chicago… (sometimes a story is good enough that one doesn’t need to add anything else… this is one of those times)

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