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I Almost Forgot World Leaders are Usually Smart.

I watched the joint press conference of English PM Tony Blair and our President George Bush and was completely struck by one thing over all others. While both Bush and Blair touted the same losing strategy in the Middle East I felt, for the first time, that I understood where these crazies are coming from. Why? Because Blair was there to articulate sentences that communicated thoughts. Oh how I miss such qualities in our leader. I still think the strategy of blindly staying the course is poorly conceived but at least I came away from the conference with an understanding of their “plan” (if you can call it that).

On more than one occasion, Blair answered on behalf of Bush who couldn’t form a sentence without three or more grammatical errors. Not only is he completely dumb but it took him standing next to a Brit for me to realize just how rude he is. We can’t forget, of course, how he talked to Blair at the G8, chewing with his mouth open, not looking him in the eye, using expletives. And I will never forget the back-rub he bestowed on the German Chancellor. But whenever Blair referred to Bush he said something like “The President and I agree” or “President Bush and I had a long conversation about” but with Bush its more like “Tony and I had a long chat” and “that’s why Tony and I think Condi Rice should stay up there”.

Its all so embarrassing.

July 28, 2006 Posted by | Armed Conflict, Irony and Hypocrisy, National Defence | Leave a comment

DOD Sells Weapons to Civilians.

According to a report coming out of NBC news, the Department of Defense has been selling highly sensitive and potentially destructive weapons and surveillance equipment to individual civilians at a fraction of the original price.  Something about this seems counterintuitive to the war on terror.

July 22, 2006 Posted by | Irony and Hypocrisy, National Defence | Leave a comment

a dissapointment to pro-lifers everywhere

Today the congress failed to overturn the president’s veto of a bill that would allow scientists to use frozen embryos that would otherwise be discarded to cure disease and save lives.  Pro-lifers should be outraged that the potential to save so many human lives was squashed by far right ideologues like Bush who have no problem exchanging the lives of sick people for scoring points with his base.

July 19, 2006 Posted by | Irony and Hypocrisy | 3 Comments

Rush Limbaugh: Detained for possible illegal drugs

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CBS4: “WEST PALM BEACH Sources have confirmed to CBS4 News that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been detained at Palm Beach International Airport for the possible possession of illegal prescription drugs Monday evening. Limbaugh was returning on a flight from the Dominican Republic when officials found the drugs, among them Viagra.”

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June 27, 2006 Posted by | In The News, Irony and Hypocrisy | Leave a comment