BUSH DEFENDS NOT TALKING TO CINDY
CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush, noting that lots of people want to talk to the president and "it's also important for me to go on with my life," on Saturday defended his decision not to meet with the grieving mom of a soldier killed in Iraq.
Yeah, asshole! Go on with your life while you cause the deaths of countless others! Ride a bike while your poll numbers plummet! Better yet, take a hike. What if we all stood up and did what Cindy Sheehan is doing? What if we withheld our taxes--all %62/%55 or whatever percent of us who disagree with the war. Let's fuck them up! Who could organize this--is it an option? All I have is a blog, but what else can I do? If Cindy can do all this alone, what could we achieve together? Instead of just hating right-wingers, maybe we can reach them and teach them now. Everyone is sick of the war. Let's get the movement going, people!
Some recent signs that Republicans credibility is crumbling.
President Bush's standing with an American public anxious about Iraq and the nation's direction is lower than that of the last two men who won re-election to the White House — Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton — at this point in their second terms.
Schwarzenegger abuse victim was paid off to hush before the election. So in other words without pay-offs, he was too scummy to run for office.
Gas prices still soaring.This annoyance cuts between party lines.
Iraqi constitution delayed a week--another irritant to the White House which proves how far their Iraq plan is off track.
Tom Delay's crooked croney Abramoff indicted and they are afraid he'll skip bail. This is at the same time the Delay has the nerve to preach against abortion and gay rights.
Judge reluctant to create emissions oversight
Eight states want court to order power giants to cut greenhouse gases
A federal judge expressed reluctance about beginning judicial oversight of pollution issues that affect global warming as she heard arguments Friday in a complaint brought by eight states against some of the nation’s largest power companies.
“Why should I do something that Congress and the president have decided they don’t want to do as a matter of policy?” Judge Loretta Preska asked lawyers for the states. (MAYBE BECAUSE THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IS SUPPOSED TO CHECK AND BALANCE THE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT, YOU DUMBASS!)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the states would prove that the five power companies are responsible for 10 percent of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Every document released on nominee John Roberts is more damningly conservative.
Pentagon and White House offering different takes on the war.
Rove scandal still brewing. Might Bush's puppet-master bite the dust? Who'll hold his hand? Read this post about how Rove engineered Bush, an Ivy League graduate with a background in oil--he's no rancher, but that makes him look more down home and everyman.
Steve Cobbles blog from huffingtonpost.com:
He's Not a Cowboy!
The cartoonists have been having a field day with Cindy's challenge and George W's double super secret vacation, which is good.
But I have one bone to pick -- not just with the cartoonists, but with my brother and sister progressives. Please quit calling him a cowboy.
George W. is not a cowboy. He's never been a cowboy. He's an oil man, and a prep school/Ivy League/Skull & Bones cheerleader, born and schooled (sort of) in New England.
This may seem trivial, but it's not, because most Americans like cowboys. That's why the Crawford ranch was built in the first place -- because Karl Rove knew that a ranch setting was more popular and populist than an oil derrick. Especially an oil derrick sitting on a dry hole, which was the only type W had any connection to...
Where I used to live in southern New Mexico, there are real cowboys. They'd call W a "drugstore cowboy". Or, as my friend Jim Hightower often says, he's "all hat and no cattle".
What W really is, though, is a failed oil man.
And at $66 a barrel, an oil man is way less popular than a cowboy, even a drugstore cowboy...