Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Heavy Freakin’ Sigh

Pretty fried these days.

No class this week but in the infinite wisdom of my college professors, they laid out enough assignments that I have more homework and papers to write than I have had during any one week all semester! Thank Guys and Gals! Two take home tests (history-statistics), a bibliography (history), a long essay and a short essay (literature).

My mom is moving into her new digs and asked me to come over and move a ‘few’ boxes into the pod in her driveway. TWO full days later I’m not done and will be heading that way on Friday to try and finish it off. No help from the dysfunctional elements in the family, meaning I’m the only one helping mom. Sad, no?

Wrapping up my time at the current job, and preparing for the new one. Long story there but one that I will not bore the few people that have stumbled here and read this far.

An old flame has come back to haunt me, and that’s the best way I can put that.

So, I don’t juggle but have at least eight balls in the air. Come the end of January most of these things will settle down a bit and the actual moving down the road as opposed to just building it will commence. That’s not to say there won’t be more construction as we get down the road, that’s called life.

Enough about me, let’s talk about everybody else!

From the AP, on the 4th of November, all emphasis, and snark added, my comments in green:

By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer Fri Nov 4,12:35 PM ET

President Bush's public support has eroded to its lowest level yet, with Iraq war dragging on, a top White House aide facing felony charges and the White House rushing to replace a failed Supreme Court nominee.

Ok, old news but pertinent.

Concerned that the president has lost his footing, some Republicans have suggested Bush should shake up his staff.
What clued them in? Why the concern now? Lost his footing? Where did he ever have footing?

A new AP-Ipsos poll found the president's approval rating was at 37 percent, compared with 39 percent a month ago. About 59 percent of those surveyed said they disapproved.
Remember, this was 18 days ago, he’s probably much more popular now!

The intensity of disapproval is the strongest to date, with 42 percent now saying they "strongly disapprove" of how Bush is handling his job — twice as many as the 20 percent who said they "strongly approve." Twenty percent strongly approve of Bush’s performance as president.
Obviously, twenty percent of Americans are meth addicts.

"This is the poorest excuse for a president this country has ever had," said Max Hollinberger, a businessman from Stanwood, Wash., who leans Democratic. He cited "the economy, going to war in Iraq for no reason, the way we can get to the tsunami victims before Katrina victims — the whole business."
Max is a Traitor! Liberal! Commie! Terrorist supporter!

A year after his re-election, Bush's second term has been marred by rising U.S. casualties in Iraq, a failed attempt to restructure Social Security, Hurricane Katrina missteps, rising fuel costs and his forced withdrawal of the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers.
Oh I see, so he really has lost his footing, because you know, he had such a firm grip on reality from the beginning.

In a case involving the public naming of a covert CIA operative married to an Iraq war critic, Vice President Dick Cheney's former aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in federal court to charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and lying to investigators. The case casts a continuing cloud over Cheney and keeps Bush's closest adviser, Karl Rove, in legal jeopardy.
Really? Hadn’t noticed. I'm too busy pretending that everything is going to be ok.

Republicans are starting to worry about the 2006 elections and hope Bush can reverse his slide.
“…starting to worry…” Man those Republicans are quick I tell ya!

Several senior Republicans who are close to the White House and Rove say there has been a lot of talk inside and outside the White House about the need for him to leave, but they're picking up no indication from him or his associates that it's going to happen — at least anytime soon.
Power, as long as they have it, they ain’t going away. HELLOOOOO!

Neither Bush nor Rove has seemed to get the message, the Republicans say.
No, they don’t seem to get the message, they seem intent on their agenda, they seem like crooks and liars, and that’s being nice.

Democrats have kept up the attack. "The 2006 midterm elections will be our next opportunity to change the environment of corruption and incompetence in Washington," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday in a fundraising letter to Democrats. Reid has called for Rove's resignation and a "thorough house cleaning" at the White House.
Partially agree here. The ‘attacks’ have been withering at best, so much so I would not call them attacks. Reid is correct as far as a house cleaning is concerned, but the Dems need to get on the offensive and come up with viable plans to counter the current debacle that Republicans seem to be ok with. Don’t kid yourself, the Republicans are ok that things are crap, as long as they are in charge of the crap. They make more crap and then say “we can fix the crap”. A minor example of that would be the Iraq war and Bush’s reelection. I heard so many Republicans say THEN that Bush started this war, he needs to finish it. Wow, now there’s a reason to vote! Geesh. How can you expect the guy that fucked everything up to fix it? Only in Republican bizzaro world does that make sense.

In the AP-Ipsos poll, nearly one in five Republicans disapproved of Bush's handling of his job, compared with nearly nine in 10 Democrats. Nearly seven in 10 independents disapproved.
Four in five Republicans still back the president.

DING! DING! DING! There it is people, think about that and then read the following:
"I think he's done a wonderful job," said Gloria Bloecher, a Republican from Sherman, Texas. "He's done wonderful things for the economy. He rescued people who needed help in Iraq — it was the Christian thing to do. I still trust his people and the people he picks for the Supreme Court."
I think we need 80 million more of these people in our country, whaddya say? Rescued people in Iraq, while killing about 20,000 plus? I’m just guessing this lady is one of those anti-abortion pro-death penalty people, after all, it’s the Christian thing to do.

The president has lost support from some key groups of constituents over the past year. He's dropped 16 points in his approval rating with men in that time, 18 points with people who have a high school education or less, 16 points among Southerners and 13 points among Republicans.
The poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 31-Nov. 2 among 1,006 adults nationwide. The margin on sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Look very close at those numbers and groups, read it, reread it, and read it again.
Congress isn't faring much better. In early October, 35 percent of poll respondents approved of the job being done on Capitol Hill, down from 44 percent in February.
In December 2004, soon after Bush's re-election, 51 percent approved of his handling of his job, while 47 disapproved, and 28 disapproved strongly.
Speaks for itself.

"I'm surprised it's not even worse," GOP consultant Rich Galen said of Bush's latest poll numbers. He cited three months of unrelenting bad news that have Republicans "beginning to scratch their heads."
There it is again, they’re scratching their heads now. Ignorance is bliss, until it shows up at your doorstep demanding entry.

Away from Washington, Republican leaders seemed concerned about Bush's drift downward in the polls and about Iraq, where the 2,000th U.S. military death was recently recorded, and less troubled about the CIA-leak case and the controversy surrounding Rove and Libby.
“…seemed concerned…” But Santa…can’t you just get in the sleigh and fly around with your reindeer and drop presents on everybody?
"...less troubled..." Screw corruption! We have an election to win!

"I think the war in Iraq being on the front page every day has taken its toll," said Van Poole, former Florida GOP chairman and now a Tallahassee lobbyist, who expects Bush to bounce back. "Americans are impatient. Whatever our job is, Americans want us to get it done."
Well, here is some honesty from a fool. Smart enough to think that the Iraq war on the front page every day has taken it’s toll, but not smart enough to make the connection that this war should have never been pursued. He’s not bright enough to realize that Bush will not bounce back even if he is encased in some sort of super bouncy rubber suit, but he is smart enough to unknowingly admit what non-Republicans (ie: sane world) have seen from the beginning: “Whatever our job is…” They don’t know, it’s that simple. And, they are/were attempting to cram that “whatever” down America’s throat which has FINALLY begun to vomit it back up and out.

It’s not just Bush, it’s the whole cabal in the White House. Bush is just a stupid fool and tool being used by the subordinates in his administration. Those guys have played that dumb little frat boy since day one, with the larger intent of invading and controlling the middle east, and have dragged this great country along for the ride. It’s a great ride ain’t it? Enjoying the view? Apparently 4 out of 5 Republicans do, and I just cannot wrap my head around that completely without serious doubt about the thinking process, or rather the non-thinking process, by which the rightwing can justify the actions of Bush and his gang.

Go here for a variety of news reports concerning our dear leader the repercussions of his wonderful leadership, as well as other peripheral reports and events.

Here is another news report that strikes me as a bit ironic. Bush constantly repeating “stay the course…finish the job”, yet the Iraqi’s want us out. More of that lightning-quick-thinking-on-your feet by our dear leader. Remember how decisive and quick he was when presented with the news that the Trade Towers had been attacked? Oh yeah, Osama, remember him?
Bush is a lame duck, a badly injured lame duck at that, and the only thing left for him to fight for is his own reputation, which is pretty well set in stone at this point, and not how he envisioned it. An impossible task as the sharks are now feeding on themselves. I’m guessing he just runs around the globe making appearances until his time is up or he is forcibly removed from office. Take the perks while you can you fool.

Alrighty then, I’m done spewing for the day, please enjoy yours. ,

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