Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

The weekend is nigh! The weekend is nigh!

  • Congratulations to a successful return to the Senate floor for Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MS)… not only did he make his first appearance since being diagnosed with brain cancer nearly two months ago, he also cast the vote that broke a republican filibuster of a Medicare bill… congratulations Mr. Kennedy, glad you’re back.
  • Today is the 83rd anniversary of the Scopes "Monkey" Trial... good to know our nation has come a long way from such an archaic society in which religion would attempt to undermine science in public education... oh wait...
  • Upon leaving the G-8 summit, “President” Bush said to the world leaders in attendance; “Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter.” He preceded that by addressing the Italian prime minister as “Amigo.” (are you fucking kidding me?? Once again Bush shows the decorum of a drunken frat boy… his parents must be so proud…)
  • Ignoring US calls to stop, Iran is STILL test firing missiles… again, this should end well.
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson has apologized to Sen. Obama for comments he made after he thought his mic had been turned off... during a Fox “News” interview (that was his first mistake), he thought his mic had been turned off (his second mistake) and said to another interviewee; “See, Barack's been talking down to black people ... I want to cut his nuts off.” (Third mistake… regardless of what you think about Mr. Jackson, those comments ARE crude and hurtful and his apology is, I would imagine, only the beginning…)
  • Sen. McCain’s camp is trying to highlight differences between McCain and “President” Bush… (good luck with that. It should take all of 1 minute to gather up all those examples…)
  • Clinton donors are slow to show support Sen. Obama. (part of that blame lies with Ms Clinton herself. She has not been visible enough to help her supporters accept the fact that Mr. Obama is the nominee. For her staunch supporters to change their preference, she needs to make a few more public appearances touting him as the one choice in November…)
  • And have we mentioned? That running for president has been a hamper to Obama and McCain’s day job? Granted, more so McCain than Obama… but USA Today shows that the candidates’ Senate votes are falling by the wayside as they campaign for president. While Obama returned to Capitol Hill yesterday for the Medicare vote (it was the 12th day this year that he has showed up), McCain’s “even worse attendance record” showed that the last time he voted was on April 8th… way to go there guys. I understand running for president is time consuming, but you were already elected to the Senate and missing important votes is NOT fair to your constituents)

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