Wednesday, January 03, 2007

John Aravosis does a better job than anyone I have seen yet in breaking down the op-ed--in all its idiocy--that Bush "wrote" for the Wall Street Journal, defending what has easily become one of the worst presidencies in the history of this country.

16 Comments:

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Johns' but Jerome A Paris' take on Dkos was wonderful also.

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahaha - after six years of flag burning and marriage ammendments, complaints over Terrie Schriavo Katrina coverups, social security rip offs, health care abuses, student loan hikes, an immeasurable corruption without judicial restraint, he wants the new congress to finally address complex problems.

Yeaha. Much better they focus on problems now rather than investigations.

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

fernando

well, it looks like the White House doesn't plan on being all that cooperative with the House investigations anyway.

http://tinyurl.com/ylwxty

Now, who would have thunk it...Bush not cooperating...Bush thinking he is above the law...Bush the decider, who decides whether he will follow the law. Hmmmm.....

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

That's true Paddy...I forgot about Jerome's take. I read that one too and it was excellent...

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fernando, bingo.

Does Bush even understand, much less remember, half of the words that come out of his own mouth? The other half, NOBODY understands.

It's all irrelevant anyway, because the next day, or hour, or minute, he'll pop out with something inanely contradictory to make our heads explode.

 
At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've spent the past 2 days listening to rightie tv and radio hosts whine about how they're getting shut out of the first 100 hours - and now Bush's threat to do what I say or else...

You know what I say? I say SUCK IT! And I also say STFU, you had your turn. Whee! I can't wait until next Tuesday when I'll say SUCK IT again.

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Damn...I can't believe the Democrats are already starting to cave. Some are backing Bush in his troop escalation.

http://tinyurl.com/yjfzvw

Can't we ever stick together? What is the point in having a majority, when there are always three assholes who are at the ready to kiss Bush's ass.Honestly!

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

OK, that last link didn't work. I'll try it again.

http://tinyurl.com/ym943d

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

I don't try to set up too many litmust tests, but this will be one of them.

I will never vote for, support with any donations or plain say nice things about ANYONE who supports this troop escalation.

It is very simply, criminal

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Cliff

I agree 100%. There is no such thing as a short time escalation. Once those troops have their boots on the ground, they are stuck. Sen. Reid should know better than to trust anything that Bush says. If he hasn't figured Bush out by now, then he's brain dead.

 
At 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Never vote for escalation, especially not for this war.

I wrote a blessing for the new Congress. I hope it helps.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

This war, very simply, as KO put it, already over. Anyone who dies there now loses there life for a political agenda (as many others already have)...

I am going to use what small microphone I have to attack this thing over the next week.

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Cliff

The problem I'm also having with this escalation is that I'm not hearing any voices of protest out there from the voters. What happened to protests? It seems that everyone has gotten comfortable complaining on the internet, but it goes no further than that. Do we have to have a draft to get our young kids out there making their voices heard? It's not up to us oldies (me, not you) to get out there. The press doesn't care about a bunch of 40 plus people who are marching...they want to see the kids who would be affected the most by this war out on the streets!

My gosh...what happened to our youth?

 
At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Ellen, from what I can tell, our youth aren't reading enough, doing enough research, or even that interested because they don't realize how it's already affecting/going to affect them personally. I work with kids 13 through college age, and this is what I'm seeing. Very few even have opinions or awareness about anything that's not a screaming headline, and even then, it's a sit back and do nothing response...even by those who feel some outrage. SO frustrating.

I, too, am flabbergasted that any Dem. would roll over on this one. It's beyond my comprehension. It's not as if the polls aren't on our side on this. Who are these people listening to?

Cliff, go for it. Scream about it. Get on MSNBC and blast. Then YouTube it like crazy.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

gottalaff

I know what you mean. I have a son who is 16, and although he has some health issues that would normally keep him out of a draft, I'm not so sure anymore. They keep lowering the standards. He is very attuned to what is going on with this war...maybe because he comes from a family that has always been on top of political issues, but, he said that very few of his friends ever discuss the war in Iraq. Although that may change soon, already they have lost two students from their school in the Iraq war. In our town which has four highschools, we've lost about five young men who just graduated a few years ago. Very sad.

 
At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Ellen,

I'm right there with you in more ways that you know. Thanks for "getting" it.

 

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