Sunday, May 25, 2008

Super President

Someone in 1967 must have been able to forsee the future when George W. Bush would be President.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Clinton: It'd be 'terrible mistake' to pick McCain over Obama -

"Despite her campaign being more than $20 million in the red, Clinton confirmed she plans to keep going.

'I'm not going anywhere except to Kentucky and Oregon and Montana and South Dakota and Puerto Rico,' she said."

I'm surprised she didn't give that YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA!!! scream after that.

Clinton teared up as she described what she called "one of the most incredibly gratifying experiences" of her life -- having her 28-year-old daughter, Chelsea, campaigning for her.

If all else fails use the tears again. Because that's what we need in a President. I guess instead of reading "My pet goat" during a national crisis she can take a moment to shed some tears.

Friday, May 9, 2008

U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' -

"BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- Aid agencies are furious over the Myanmar government's refusal to let them distribute food and supplies flown in for victims of the cyclone that is estimated to have killed up to 100,000 people."

Make sure you read the article. It's just plan sad they won't let anyone distribute relief aid mostly because they are from the west. I thought about air drops like we used at the end of WWII to get aid into Germany. I'm sure the Myanmar government would find a way to block or take anything that was drop. Then there is a problem of getting stuff into the right areas. I pretty bad when you would rather watch your own people suffer and die then to accept aid from foreigners.

I found this on about a report that had sneak in and around Myanmar to see how bad things really are.
(CNN) -- Hiding under a blanket in the back of a car at a police checkpoint. Hopping on boats instead of staying on a road. Constantly looking over your shoulder, knowing that at any moment you -- and those with you -- face the possibility of imprisonment, torture, even death.

It sounds like a spy movie. But CNN's Dan Rivers, who sneaked into storm-ravaged Myanmar without the knowledge of the nation's secretive ruling junta, says the reality is even more frightening than it appears on the silver screen.

I think part sums up things pretty well. They are so afraid of outside influence they won't accept aid for a natural disaster.

He is concerned, he said, that many more may die as a result of the government's self-imposed isolation. Earlier in the week, he said, his crew was able to videotape government workers dumping bodies of the dead into a river. A government not engaged in such activities, which amount to a kind of cover-up, should have nothing to hide, Rivers noted. "Why should they be trying to hide a natural disaster? It's not their fault. It just illustrates the mentality of the regime. It's so suspicious of the outside world."

They are dumping bodies in rivers, they already don't have drinking water, so they make things worse.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Long Thompson declares victory in governor race; Schellinger unwilling to concede | The Journal Gazette

Long Thompson declares victory in governor race; Schellinger unwilling to concede
By Niki Kelly
The Journal Gazette

Democrat Jill Long Thompson finally got to declare victory Wednesday morning in the state’s Democrat gubernatorial primary even if her opponent isn’t ready to give her the nomination.

After a late night of tallying votes, Long Thompson was leading by about 7,100 votes and six precincts remained to be counted around the state.

“It was a little bit of a roller coaster,” she said, noting she stayed up later than usual but it was well worth it to win.

“I believe I’m clearly the winner and I’m looking forward to the race against (Republican incumbent Gov.) Mitch Daniels in the fall,” Long Thompson said.

But her opponent Jim Schellinger has refused to concede.

Tim Jeffers, campaign manager for Schellinger, said the race is still too close to call.

Looks like the Indiana democrats are playing the same drag everything out game the national democrats are playing. This state leans republican so it's going to be hard to for anyone to win against "Their bitch Mitch". (The gov's campaign uses the slogan "My Man Mitch") But they want to keep the in-party fighting going instead of going after the real threat.

Fight will go on
Indiana keeps Clinton alive; Obama wins N. Carolina
By Sylvia A. Smith
Washington editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Indiana primary Tuesday night, running up a victory that gave her bragging rights to being a powerhouse in a Republican-leaning state.

Although her victory was slim, she told an Indianapolis crowd, “It’s full speed on to the White House.”

That is just silly, "being a powerhouse in a Republican-leaning state" she only won by like 2%. That is not a "powerhouse" that is winning by a nose. I don't understand why she is bragging about winning in a Republican-leaning state, she was against another democrat. If it would have been Hillary vs. McCain. McCain would have won it easy. (sad but true)

I know before I said I would vote for McCain if Hillary won, after the last few months I don't think that is still the case.
I will support Hillary if she is nominated. I just like Obama better.

Interviewed at random, dozens of people in the audiences said they were there – and supported Hillary Clinton – out of gratitude for the better economic times during the Clinton administration of the 1990s.

“I love Bill Clinton. I think Hillary’s going to be just as good,” said Lana Hendrey of Columbia City. “Jobs were plentiful.”

People seem to think by electing Hillary they are re-electing Bill Clinton. Do we really need another meat puppet in the Whitehouse? We already have Chaney with his hand up George Bush's ass pulling the stings. It doesn't seem Hillary is doing much to discourage that type of thinking either, at least not that I have seen.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Say what?

"I'm not going to put my lot in with economists because I know if we did it right...we would design it in such a way that it would be implemented effectively."
-- Hillary Clinton, asked if any economists support the gas tax holiday proposal

Wow, this sounds like it could have came right out of George W. Bush's mouth. Don't listen to the economists because they might be right and we know Washington wouldn't want to implement something effectively.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bush pays price for 'Mission Accomplished' sign - The White House-

"WASHINGTON - The White House said Wednesday that President Bush has paid a price for the “Mission Accomplished” banner that was flown in triumph five years ago but later became a symbol of U.S. misjudgments and mistakes in the long and costly war in Iraq.

Thursday is the fifth anniversary of Bush’s dramatic landing in a Navy jet on an aircraft carrier homebound from the war. The USS Abraham Lincoln had launched thousands of airstrikes on Iraq."

Ah yes, my favorite Bush photo. Nothing shows what a moron Bush is better then the picture of him giving a speech telling us “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended,” Bush said at the time. “The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on Sept. 11, 2001, and still goes on.” Where are we today? We are still fighting major combat operations in Iraq.

This Saturday is another Fort Wayne for Peace rally. I wish I would have thought ahead enough to have been able to make that picture into a sign to take down there.

I think I might go to some conservative blogs and wish them "Happy Mission Accomplished day".