Archive for April 13th, 2007

Friday Quote & Bunny Blogging

This week’s quote is from John Woo’s first American movie, Hard Target, in which Lance Henriksen hunts Jean-Claude Van Damme for sport:

Good whiskey makes a jackrabbit slap the bear!

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s jack… bunnies.

April 13th, 2007 at 11:02pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

America’s Boss

Our First CEO President seems a wee bit confused about just exactly what the President’s role is supposed to be.

Consider his relationship with Congress:

The president said he was inviting Congressional leaders from both parties to meet him at the White House next week. But there was nothing in Mr. Bush’s words or tone to suggest that he envisions negotiations over the timetables for troop withdrawals from Iraq in both the House and Senate bills. Rather, Mr. Bush said, he wanted the legislators to “report on progress on getting an emergency spending bill to my desk,” and a “clean bill” with no timetables.

“When it comes to funding our troops, we have no time to waste,” Mr. Bush said, ticking off a list of problems that he said the Pentagon would encounter if the financing bill is not enacted soon. “It’s time for them to get the job done.”

(…)

“The Democrat leaders in, Democratic leaders in Congress are bent using a bill that funds our troops to make a political statement about the war,” he told the American Legion members. “They need to do it quickly and get it to my desk, so I can veto it. And then Congress can get down to the business of funding our troops without strings and without further delay.

So, basically, the congressional leaders of the opposition party are recalcitrant employees who are behind on their deadlines, and their tough-but-fair CEO is demanding a progress report and giving them a kick in the pants to get moving.
And then there’s the media:

Last week, Bush administration officials invited senior congressional reporters to the White House and pressured them to increase their coverage of how Iraq war critics are “divided” over legislative strategy, multiple sources have confirmed with ThinkProgress.

The sources say White House officials pointed to examples of national political reporters who have highlighted such “division” and pressed the congressional reporters to follow suit. Specifically, the White House pointed to a recent AP piece on Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), which reported that Obama believes that “[i]f President Bush vetoes an Iraq war spending bill as promised, Congress quickly will provide the money without the withdrawal timeline the White House objects to.”

Once again, the preznit (through proxies this time) is giving wayward employees their marching orders.

What Dubya has never understood is, the American people are not his employees. We’re more like his shareholders. And our stock is tanking.

(Cross-posted at Greatscat)

5 comments April 13th, 2007 at 10:17pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Politics,War

News Flash

Joe Lieberman still a humongous tool:

Lieberman, who ran for re-election in 2006 as an independent but still caucuses with Democrats, told CongressDaily Thursday that he would campaign for [Susan] Collins [R-ME], who stumped for Lieberman during his difficult re-election last year. News of Lieberman’s involvement in the Maine race came as Collins and Allen filed disclosure reports showing aggressive early fundraising. Collins raised $837,000 in the first quarter, including a $5,000 donation from Lieberman’s leadership PAC, and ended March with $1.2 million on hand.

I cannot shake the conviction that if Collins jumped ship and went over to the Democrats, Joe would drop her like a hot potato…

(Probably worth noting that if the Democrats consolidate their hold on the Senate next year, which is very likely, they would have very little reason not to kick him off his committees and generally make him miserable. Alas, they’ll probably do nothing of the sort.)

April 13th, 2007 at 05:19pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Lieberman,Republicans,Wankers

Culture Of Lifeiness

Just when I think the relationship has become passionless and stale, he makes me fall in hate with him all over again:

”In our day there is a temptation to manipulate life in ways that do not respect the humanity of the person,” Bush said Friday. ”When that happens, the most vulnerable among us can be valued for their utility to others instead of their own inherent worth.”

The Senate on Wednesday voted 63-34 to pass the measure that it hopes will lead to new medical treatments. The vote, however, fell short of a veto-proof margin needed to enact the law over Bush’s objections. The House is expected to approve a similar measure in the weeks ahead.

”We must continue to work for a culture of life where the strong protect the weak and where we recognize in every human life the image of our creator,” Bush said.

Yes, very noble and admirable sentiments from a true Man Of The People. Now, can someone please tell me the last time he sided with anyone who makes less than $1 million a year?

5 comments April 13th, 2007 at 11:12am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Politics,Wankers

The Expurgated Bill Of Rights

Well, the bad news is that Bush and the Republicans have been systematically gutting most of the Bill Of Rights. But the good news is, they’ve clearly recognized the imbalance this has created, and are attempting to expand the Second and Fifth Amendments to fill the vacuum.

Hey, I thought we Democrats were supposed to be the party that protects criminals? Maybe we can run on a Law & Order platform next year.

April 13th, 2007 at 07:42am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans,Wankers


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