Monday, November 24, 2008

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Over the weekend…

  • Sen. Lieberman refused to apologize for campaigning against and harshly criticizing Barack Obama. Appearing on “Meet the Press” yesterday, the… the…God I don’t even know what to call the man anymore; ah screw it; Lieberman did say he “regrets” “some of the things” he said… uh-huh. Thanks for that Joe… you schmuck.
  • Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia skipped the Senate vote on the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 this weekend (the bill would have extended unemployment benefits 13 weeks in states with an unemployment rate of at least 6%) so he could give a speech on… wait for it… Georgia’s unemployment. Can we say ‘irony’?
  • “President” Bush attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Peru
  • Thomas Friedman wrote this in Sunday’s NY Times; “If I had my druthers right now we would convene a special session of Congress, amend the Constitution and move up the inauguration from Jan. 20 to Thanksgiving Day. Forget the inaugural balls; we can’t afford them. Forget the grandstands; we don’t need them. Just get me a Supreme Court justice and a Bible, and let’s swear in Barack Obama right now — by choice — with the same haste we did — by necessity — with L.B.J. in the back of Air Force One.” SECONDED!!!

Monday already? At least it’s a short week…

  • Citigroup is getting bailed out
  • President-elect Obama’s economic team is starting to take shape, and it looks impressive.
  • It’s amazing that PE Obama has not even taken office yet and he’s getting criticized. First it’s a column on that says Obama needs to lead on the current economic crisis. No, he really doesn’t. He’s not president yet, George Bush is, and HE is the one who should be acting to help the economy… and any criticism of Obama is ridiculous and everyone knows that if Obama was trying to lead during this crisis before being sworn in, people would be railing against that. The one and only person who should be leading now to help the economy is the President… not the President-elect. Give it a rest people…
  • And have we mentioned? That a new system of monitors that was designed to track lead emissions from factories has been “scaled back” after (surprise, surprise) the White House intervened “at the last minute”? The scaling back will further weaken last month’s EPA ruling that limits toxic metal particles in the air. Ya see, the White House (who it should be known HATES the environment) altered the EPA’s plan that would have required lead monitors next to any factory that emitted at least half a ton of lead a year, therefore raising the threshold to a ton of lead or more… so take a deep breath and feel the burn.

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