Thought I'd gear up for Bush's SOTU--Gosh, is it only the seventh? Seems like it's been forever--by posting the picture at left, and removing any small objects I can throw from the immediate vicinity. With the bucket placed right beside the computer, I should be OK! Anyone got any good drinking games? Or should we just drink? Read more about Liveblogging Bush's SOTU (and Webb's response)
Sirota Speaks for me:
Let's see - polls show more than two thirds of Americans oppose President Bush's escalation plan, less than a quarter support his handling of the Iraq War, and the vast majority of the country thinks the war was a mistake and wants an exit strategy. Meanwhile, state legislatures are aggressively moving forward with resolutions demanding Congress use its power to stop Bush's escalation. What's the response from some top Democrats on Capitol Hill? Undermining their own leadership, of course. Here's this from the Washington Post: Read more about Tuff Kweshuns for Rahm and the DLCers
Chief executives of 10 major corporations urged Congress on Monday to require limits on greenhouse gases this year, contending voluntary efforts to combat climate change are inadequate.
Members of the group include chief executives of Alcoa Inc., BP America Inc., DuPont Co., Caterpillar Inc., General Electric Co., and Duke Energy Corp.
To the two or more people who shot three mule deer bucks in Floyd County Texas during the night, out of season, from the side of the road, this past weekend -- Don't ever stop looking over your shoulders. Read more about CLASSLESS BASTARDS
Here is what to expect from plans like these and other plans in which insurance companies are kept in the overall equation. Higher costs, the poor getting really screwed, and people still being forced to make impossible choices. Unlike some, I'm happy to be in the front of the line "pushing insurance companies into the sea." I worked for one, and the physicians in my family deal with them daily. They Are Evil. So long as we continue to worry about all those poor, sad little insurance company execs not making enough money by denying children with rare cancers life saving treatment because it's "experiemental," we won't have a solution. Read more about Universal is the Only Way
Gosh, did I say "forced pregnancy"? I meant "pro-life." So sorry. Here's AP's deceptive headline:
Bush hails abortion foes at annual rally
But check out the body of the story:
"[BUSH] Our challenge is to make sure that science serves the cause of humanity instead of the other way around," [gag] Bush said in a telephone call piped over loudspeakers to a Washington rally of opponents of abortion rights.
Of course, the Republican strategists want Bush to appear Bi
-curious-partisan, and would like us to believe in appearances:
"He's got to be convincing, so that the American people believe that he's serious about working in a bipartisan way," said Charlie Black, a longtime Republican strategist and informal White House adviser. "If there's one headline they'd like to have out of this, that would be it."
This story continues to horrify. Every new detail I read just turns my stomach. I don't know when we will be able to do it (probably not until the next generation is pushing daisies) but we really, really need to have clarification and honest discussion about "child protection" laws in this country. A foily member of my family believes that they are created by law enforcement types who are mostly crooked, and who need a quick way to guarantee their enemies will be locked up for life. Read more about Miscarriage of Justice in CT