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What's Going On: News Round-up

  • Michael Savage is one of the lowest of the right-wing low-lifes, so it doesn’t surprise me that he played several songs from the Dead Kennedy’s yesterday. Just to add some more, low-brow humor, he sprinkled in a drop from the movie Kindergarten Cop with Arnold saying, “It’s not a tumor.” Really funny. NOT!
  • Both Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton had some kind words for Senator Edward Kennedy. They both get a high-five from me.
  • Again, Clinton is staying in the race. It is her right, I’m just not sure to what end.
  • On the international scene, there has been a huge outbreak of violence in South Africa. The violence seems to be targeting immigrants with 22 dead and hundreds injured. (more…)

Obama Speaks in Iowa

Senator Barack Obama opened his speech with a few strong words of support for Senator Ted Kennedy. It was very classy. Then, he drew out a long lead-up to stating that he has secured the majority of pledged delegates. You can read the official text but for the sake of brevity, here’s the lowdown:

  • He thanked Senator Hillary Clinton and correctly stated that she has changed the political landscape for his kids and women everywhere.
  • Obama said that the Republican primary was a contest to see who could out-Bush the other and that’s a contest that John McCain won.
  • Obama began a long list of what change is. In the middle of that list, he took a swipe at President Bush:“Change is an energy policy that doesn’t rely on buddying up to the Saudi Royal family and then begging them for oil. An energy policy. Change is an energy policy that puts a price on pollution and makes the oil companies invest their record profits on clean, renewable sources energy that will create millions of new jobs and leave our children a saver planet.”
  • For reasons that are unclear, MSNBC kept showing the one black face in the crowd, like there are a bunch of black folks in Iowa.
  • Change is coming to America.

This was Obama’s best speech in a very long time.

By |2008-05-20T22:39:24-04:00May 20th, 2008|Election 2008|3 Comments

Bush Blames Ecomonic Problems on Democrats

Our President has gone out of his way to take credit for nothing– not one thing– especially if it’s gone badly. So, our current economic problems are the fault of terrible financial policies? No– it is the Democrat’s fault. Of course. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that at first. The current financial crisis couldn’t be caused by a soaring budget deficit, a war that is costing about $10 billion a month, tax giveaways to oil companies and the rich. It’s telling that the President hasn’t mentioned that tapping the strategic oil reserve (which Senator Hillary Clinton mentioned) always brings prices down, even if it is only in the short term. None of this is the President’s fault. Rather, it is the fault of Democrats in Congress who have been dragging their feet.

Our President can be so depressing.

From the Washington Post:

President Bush today blamed Congress for many of the nation’s economic woes, charging that lawmakers have blocked his proposals for dealing with problems ranging from soaring gasoline prices to the increasing cost of food.

In a news conference at the White House, Bush declined to characterize the economic troubles as a recession, saying he would not get into a debate about “words” and would let economists decide the terminology. He also was noncommittal on a proposal — backed by two presidential candidates — to suspend federal taxes on fuel in order to provide some relief to motorists and truckers struggling with prices that have reached a nationwide average of $3.60 a gallon for gasoline and $4.24 a gallon for diesel. (more…)

By |2008-04-29T15:38:40-04:00April 29th, 2008|Bush Administration, Economy|2 Comments
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