Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Bush on the Move

More good news that shows that Bush is winning his personal war on poverty. He has successfully raised the poverty rate for the fourth straight year by helping move more than a million people below the poverty line.

At least the president recognized that he should get back to work given the effects of Hurricane Katrina so he canceled the last couple of days of his month-long vacation and flew back to Washington. So he flew from Crawford, Texas to DC. Wouldn't it have made some sense to make the short trip over to the affected area? At least he could have shown some concern for the millions of Americans who have been affected.

Day 1458!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Mounting Costs!

For those of you who are keeping score at home - here is a tally of the costs of Iraq. Add to this the more significant loss of life of American soldiers and throw in the injured and the tens of thousands of Iraqi casualties and Bush can really take some pride. I suppose when Iraq officially takes away the rights of women, becomes an Islamic state, and then falls into civil war Bush will have really done something special and his legacy will be complete. Based on the latest polls, at least it appears that Americans are finally getting it.

Bears getting ready to Roar!

They signed Benson which should solidify their running game (although I like Thomas Jones - a Cavalier), and I like the move to Kyle Orton. We know what Hutchinson can do (very little) and Orton has stepped up big for a rookie. Having Jeff Blake as a backup is also a much better situation than last year. Orton will make his mistakes, but at least he has some upside. Oh if he could just be this year's Roethlisberger my Super Bowl dreams will come true! They certainly have the defense for it.

September 11 they will roll over the lowly Redskins - I cannot wait.

Day 1457!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

More Kool Aid Anyone?

Bush hails Iraqi Constitution! What the F%$# is he talking about?

Bush is such a child. Anyone who knows anything about Iraq realizes that their "Constitution" is a recipe for disaster in so many different ways. It creates a theocratic Islamic state which diminishes women's rights, and it is not supported by the Sunni citizens.

People who actually think the current Iraqi Constitution is a good thing are just drinking more of Bush's Kool Aid and refuse to understand the truth.

Iraq Musings

It looks like the Iraqi Constitution is in trouble, which is probably a good thing given that it basically sets up an Islamic state that diminishes the rights of women. Given that the U.S. is now fighting for Iraqi democracy (whatever that means), it should give us pause that American soldiers are dying to set up West Iran which will likely be ruled by Shiite Muslim clerics.

I wish people would just wake up to the fact that the President had no plan and as far as I can tell still has no plan for Iraq other than to hope that something good comes out of it. It appears that he is not happy about the situation, but just cannot seem to do anything of substance to remedy the problems. All he does is keep up his sloganeering (e.g., "we are making progress," "we have to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here," "9/11," "stay the course," etc.). Speak to the American people like an adult and let's have an open dialogue.

Day 1456!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Day 1454!

Oh how tedious it must be for Bush to actually have to think about bin Laden. Hey, everyone needs a vacation - five weeks off should be enough to refresh him so that he can think about getting back to work.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Freedom Marching!

Although most Americans probably don't really care, Iraq is still a problem.

Day 1431!

After a bit of a break I am back. My posts will be sporadic for the next couple of weeks, but with football coming there is a lot to talk about.

Especially how bad the Redskins are going the be this year.