It’s mid-week… how exciting!
- Still no word on VP for either Sen. Obama nor Sen. McCain… though Obama has a huge event planned this Saturday in Springfield, IL, which happens to be where he launched his White House bid. And it’s entirely possible that McCain simply forgot who his choice was… stay tuned.
- Sen. Clinton needs money… still
- The Bush(whacked) Administration was dealt another judicial setback yesterday regarding their pillaging of the Clean Air Act as the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out, in a 2-to-1 ruling, an EPA rule that was “limiting the ability of states to require monitoring of industrial emissions.” (Sweeeeeeet)
- “President” Bush will be in New Orleans today, his 17th trip to the region since the storm that he couldn’t bother to care about when it made landfall. He’s expected to admit that ‘there is still much work to do’ three years after Hurricane Katrina. (Okay, I’ll say it… perhaps if you would have done something before, during and immediately after the storm hit, we wouldn’t be on three years and there still being ‘much work to do.’ But that’s just me…)
- The Pentagon is planning to send “12,000 to 15,000 additional U.S. troops” to Afghanistan and the ‘surge’ could be as soon as the end of this year. Gen. David McKiernan, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, said in light of
the administration forgetting the true war on terrorthe soaring violence in the country, he’s requested “some additional forces.” Regardless of what is being reported on the ground, the administration refuses to talk about deteriorating conditions there while at the same time insisting that there is nothing “urgent or precarious” in Afghanistan. (Bull. Shit. Afghanistan is where this began, and it was quickly forgotten about after Bush’s wet-dream of invading Iraq came true… now our forces on the ground are reaping what the administration sowed… and the Taliban is getting stronger… way to go George!)
- And have we mentioned? That CNN’s Jack Cafferty nailed it? Nothing I can say can do it justice, so simply read what he said and be content in how on the nose he was. “It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president. When asked what his Christian faith means to him, his answer was a one-liner. ‘It means I'm saved and forgiven.’ […] Great scholars have wrestled with the meaning of faith for centuries. […] Asked about his greatest moral failure, he cited his first marriage, which ended in divorce. While saying it was his greatest moral failing, he offered nothing in the way of explanation. Why not? […] He was asked to define rich. After trying to dodge the question -- his wife is worth a reported $100 million -- he finally said he thought an income of $5 million was rich. One after another, McCain's answers were shallow, simplistic, and trite. He showed the same intellectual curiosity that George Bush has---virtually none. […] He no longer allows reporters unfettered access to him aboard the "Straight Talk Express" for a reason. He simply makes too many mistakes. Unless he's reciting talking points or reading from notes or a TelePrompTer, John McCain is lost. […] Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been. […] I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.” Pwned!