Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Tuesday is here…

  • Following ABC News’ Cokie Roberts’ idiotic comments about Sen. Obama travelling to Hawaii (we mentioned it in yesterday’s ‘Daily’, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka…US Senator from the STATE of Hawaii, laid the smackdown on her, saying; “Saying our 50th state is somehow 'foreign,' does a great disservice to the hard working, patriotic Americans who call Hawaii home. For months people have been asking me, 'when is Sen. Obama going to come home?' I'm so glad he found time to visit his sister and his grandmother, show his daughters more of his home state, and relax a little. Hawaii is a great U.S. destination; just ask the 5.5 million Americans who visited last year for business and pleasure.” (And yet still no apology from Roberts… what a tool)
  • The Russia/Georgia conflict continues… allowing the candidates a chance to showcase their foreign policy knowledge and credentials… though it seems McCain’s can be summed up thusly; bomb em.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to kowtow to republicans… saying that she is open to a vote being held regarding offshore drilling. (For all her machismo and rhetoric when she got the speaker position, Pelosi is quickly turning into a mistake as she refuses to show any backbone towards the minority republicans or the lame-duck president. The idea of replacing her as Speaker should be entertained soon… and I don’t mean by Cindy Sheehan. Though I do like her comments towards McCain’s idea to bring Congress back into session for an offshore drilling vote, with her saying; “Well, it’s interesting to hear Sen. McCain talk about bringing Congress back. […] He wasn’t even in Congress when we had two very important bills on energy.” Pwned! Maybe she has a little backbone left in her… let’s just hope she finds it in time)
  • Still no word on either side’s VP choice…
  • A new report by the GAO shows that “two-thirds” of U.S. corporations “paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005” along with about 68% of foreign companies avoiding corporate taxes over the same period… (We at TBWA continue our stance of not disparaging the IRS – lest we get audited. So we respectfully ask all of you to write your own snark)
  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been “noticeably absent” while the Russia/Georgia conflict wages on… Gee, doesn’t part of a Secretary of State’s job entail traveling around the world to help US allies deal with conflicts like military invasions? She better have a good reason to be missing… what’s that? Oh! Okay then, she doesn’t want to “interrupt her holiday”… (and the dedication and commitment by this administration takes yet another tumble… 1/20/09 can NOT come soon enough)
  • And have we mentioned? That someone in McCain’s campaign is apparently a fan of Wikipedia? Due to McCain’s complete lack of knowledge about the economy the Middle East technology & the intertubes we know he didn’t find it… but someone in his campaign did. Speaking yesterday about the aforementioned war in Russia, he said; “After a brief period of independence following the Russian revolution, the Red Army forced Georgia to join the Soviet Union in 1922. As the Soviet Union crumbled at the end of the Cold War, Georgia regained its independence in 1991, but its early years were marked by instability, corruption, and economic crises.” Compare this to the Wiki description of Georgia; “After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia had a brief period of independence as a Democratic Republic (1918-1921), which was terminated by the Red Army invasion of Georgia. Georgia became part of the Soviet Union in 1922 and regained its independence in 1991. Early post-Soviet years was marked by a civil unrest and economic crisis.” Hmmmm… interesting. Click HERE to see more similarities to the two…

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