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Sly and the Family Stone: "Thank You"

(I posted this some time ago. I thought that some Sly and the Family Stone would be fun to re-post.) I’m feelin’ so good that I just felt like adding some mo’ music to celebrate!

There’s plenty of other news going on. I’m just trying to chill just for a second. Ken Mehlman is stepping down as RNC chairman. Bill Maher suggested that Mehlman was gay on Larry King Live. I don’t know if all of this is related or not. 

The President, while preaching bi-partisanship, asks Congress to approve some of his most controversial nominees like John Bolton. 

So, sit back and enjoy.

Artist: Sly and the Family Stone
Tune: I wanna Thank You

By |2009-06-20T22:00:17-04:00June 20th, 2009|Music|Comments Off on Sly and the Family Stone: "Thank You"

John Bolton has no Credibility

The Vice President, Dick Cheney, is back in Iraq. It is completely unclear to me why he would be back in Iraq. As far as I know, during his tenure in the Bush administration, he’s been unable to negotiate with anyone except for other neocons in Congress.

Ten months ago, Cheney was in Baghdad. This is four months into the “surge.” He was there to “jumpstart” negotiations between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. I guess that since he did such an excellent job last time, President Bush thought he was the man for the job again this time. John Bolton, former State Department neocon and (Senate-unapproved) United Nations ambassador, said Cheney has “enormous credibility there, and is able to say to them in words of one syllable that they need to get their act together.”

John Bolton is almost laughable in his continued neocon rhetoric. Why do reporters continue to report what he says? He, like Cheney, have been wrong about almost everything. I understand why reporters continue to report what Vice President Cheney says — he’s the Vice President. John Bolton, on the other hand, is not in the government anymore (thank God).

Do you like the way John Bolton demeaned the Iraqis as if they don’t know what’s at stake? I believe the Iraqis understand exactly what’s at stake. The problem is, some Iraqis believe they have more to gain by fighting than with negotiations.

By |2008-03-18T09:45:22-04:00March 18th, 2008|Bush Administration, Iraq|1 Comment

Bolton bows out, finally

From NYT:

President Bush reluctantly accepted the resignation of the United Nations ambassador, John R. Bolton, on Monday, conceding that the envoy could not win Senate confirmation and signaling that the administration was unwilling to make another end run around Congressional opponents in order to keep Mr. Bolton in his job.

Ending more than a year of controversy surrounding the blunt-spoken ambassador, Mr. Bush issued a strongly worded statement excoriating Mr. Bolton’s opponents on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for refusing to send his nomination to the Senate floor for a vote.

“They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support in the Senate, and even though their tactics will disrupt our diplomatic work at a sensitive and important time,” Mr. Bush said. “This stubborn obstructionism ill serves our country, and discourages men and women of talent from serving their nation.”

Mr. Bush went on to praise Mr. Bolton, a fiery conservative and longtime critic of the United Nations, thanking him for his “advocacy of human rights and human dignity.” more

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Did you see where John McCain blamed Democrats for John Bolton’s defeat?  What happened to John McCain?  Remember when he was a straight shooter?  Remember when he was a Maverick?  Do you remember when you used to respect McCain even when you didn’t agree with him?  That John McCain seems to be as gone as Bolton.

Addendum –

A little foolishness from CNN’s Moos on Bolton.

By |2006-12-05T20:18:45-04:00December 5th, 2006|Bush Administration, Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Bolton bows out, finally
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