Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

The weekend is looming on this Friday Eve…

  • Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family of slain Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney
  • Despite their assertions that they were going to lay down their guns, the battle wages on in Georgia as Russia hinted today that they could be in the, breakaway, South Ossetia region for the long haul…(methinks this is going to get worse before it gets better… and the US is going to get dragged into it, and that worries me…a lot) In spite of invading a nation without much provocation, the International Rescue Committee says that Russia is responding well to the needs of South Ossetians fleeing the fighting
  • “President” Bush ordered the US military to aid Georgian civilians while at the same time Russia is pressing the US to choose between “a real partnership” with Moscow or an “illusory” relationship with Georgia… (We all knew that Putin had an ego the size of Bush’s… and when he inserted himself as Prime Minister we all knew he was going to be the de facto president. This is going to get a lot worse… the relationship between the US and Russia is going to get more strained and will take a very long time to heal… if it can be done at all. This scares me more than Iran, Pakistan and North Korea together)
  • In a statement that is sure to endear him to the conservative base (and by endear I mean estrange further), Sen. McCain says he is open to picking a VP candidate that is pro-choice… (hard to understand why some conservatives aren’t happy with him isn’t it? I understand he does this to appease the people who still believe he’s a ‘maverick’, but come on now…)
  • Responding to rumors that he was poised to not only endorse Sen. Obama but also speak at the upcoming Democratic Convention, the office of former Secretary of State Colin Powell released a statement saying he has not made a decision about a possible endorsement… (of all the people that had their career destroyed by working for Bush, Powell’s is the most glaring. Before he went to work for this administration, Powell was well-respected in both Democrat and republican circles… and he knows he screwed up and, in my opinion, is trying to make up for taking the job… so I believe that it’s entirely possible that Powell WILL endorse Obama and WILL speak at the convention… so stay tuned)
  • Being consistently disparaged for having absolutely no idea about technology, McCain’s campaign is poised to unveil a technology agenda in the coming days. The agenda will bundle previously announced pro-business proposals along with support for a hands-off approach to regulation… (and the odd actions of the McCain campaign continues. By unveiling a tech bill, they’re guaranteeing that their candidate is going to be asked about technology… and in the process, further embarrass himself…though that usually brings a smile to my face)
  • And have we mentioned? That today marks the 73rd anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing Social Security into law? To mark the event, here’s republican presidential candidate John McCain’s thoughts on the program; “Americans have got to understand that we are paying present day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers…and that’s a disgrace. It’s an absolute disgrace.” Remember that now and in November that McCain thinks Social Security is a disgrace… despite him receiving $24,000 in Social Security benefits last year. Hypocrisy thy name is McCain...

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