White House, Congress briefed on Jefferson County financial crisis- al.com
The Bush Administration could get involved! Now, the world’s most famous former member of the Alabama Air National Guard hasn’t been told of the situation, but just because the Incompetent In Chief isn’t personally involved doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of incompetence available.
Some commenters on Braves Journal have called the booing of WPE last night “classless”. I agree. And I’m all for it.
Look at the word itself, rather than its connotation. It means “lack of class”. And what is “class”? The meaning of “politeness, breeding” is secondary, but telling. Fundamentally, class is an organizing principle of society that sorts people by birth, upon their birth, into their designated place in society. You’re an aristocrat, or you’re a peasant. The Bush Administration is built, basically, on hereditary privilege.
The creeping royalism that has come to pervade the office of the president over the past decades is disturbing. The President of the United States is not a king; he is not entitled to sovereign treatment. He is an elected official subject to the laws of the United States and answerable to the people of the United States.
I am a Democrat. And I am a democrat. What the latter means, and the former should mean, is that nobody is better than anyone else because of who their parents are, and nobody is better than anyone else because of their office. I respect people for what they do, not for what their name is or what their job description is. George Bush is a bad man and is terrible at his job. He has failed at literally every job he has ever held. If he wasn’t the son of the American aristocracy, he would be working at Wal-Mart, if he was lucky.
But that, too, is secondary. What is primary is the unbelievable amount of harm that he has done the United States of America and the world. He’s the greatest catastrophe the world has seen since the end of World War II. If you can’t boo that, what can you boo?
As part of its plan to ruin everything good and decent, ESPN let George W. Bush into the booth during the Braves-Nationals game tonight, where he proceeded to inform us of the great opportunities playing professional baseball offers inner-city youth. Who says that he doesn’t care about black people? He just doesn’t care about black people who can’t turn the double play or hit a curveball.
The National Economy
Worst President Ever has a 19% approval rating! 19! That’s not just sub-Nixon. I think Aaron Burr would have a higher approval rating than that.
Analysis: Bush overshadowed by presidential race – CNN.com
What doesn’t overshadow Bush at this point? The NHL All-Star Game got more media attention than the State of the Union.
Illegal immigrants packing up and leaving Arizona – CNN.com
They’ve made the economy so bad that people would rather stay in Mexico. Great work, guys!
Show Tracker : Los Angeles Times : WGA files charges with labor board against AMPTP
The WGA has gone to the National Labor Relations Board claiming that the producers aren’t bargaining in good faith. It’s pretty clear that the producers aren’t bargaining in good faith; they’re doing things like asking the writers to come to the table with concessions and they’ll then discuss other matters, and then turning around and asking for more concessions right away.
However, the NLRB will almost certainly side with the producers, because this is George Bush’s unionbusting NLRB.
The thing is that before the strike the producers offered (I believe) a two-year study into Internet streaming (the key issue) before negotiating. The writers were against this, because it was obviously an attempt to get two years’ profits before paying anything. However, in retrospect it would have been wise to accept the offer. In two years, the NLRB will probably be part of a Democratic administration, and much more likely to be at least neutral.
Everybody’s having fun with this wingnut who wants Bush to nuke Iraq, seize dictatorial power via military coup, and anoint himself President of the World For Life (I am not making any of that up) but here’s my little quibble.
Caesar pacified Gaul by mass slaughter; he then used his successful army to crush all political opposition at home and establish himself as permanent ruler of ancient Rome. This brilliant action not only ended the personal threat to Caesar, but ended the civil chaos that was threatening anarchy in ancient Rome – thus marking the start of the ancient Roman Empire that gave peace and prosperity to the known world.
Um… Does this guy know what happened to Caesar? It’s very famous. Shakespeare wrote a play about it and everything.
Great, now some other wingnut will say that I’m advocating members of the Senate assassinate Bush on his way to the State of the Union Address.
Tony Snow: “Do you want to talk to Karl Rove or do you want the truth?”
Seriously, did he really say something like that?