The man makes me mad

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CNN.com – Bush takes on critics of Iraq war – Nov 11, 2005

I am so sick of Bush’s lies! this quote, the first paragraph of the story had me just incensed:

“While it’s perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began,” the president said during a Veterans Day speech in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.

“Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war,” Bush said.

Rewriting history? Are you kidding me? They are shining a flashlight on the cob-webbed, dank, dark closet that Bush and his minions have locked the truth up in. We are finally seeing the truth! and here he is, as usual, feeding us all a line of bullshit.

And some people will believe him. I don’t know what it is about this man that makes people just blindly think that he is telling the truth, but people will inevitably believe that Democrats and anti-war Americans are “rewriting history.”

This is Rove’s typical modus operandi. Accuse your accuser of doing the very thing you are being accused of.

Harry Reid’s response was right on the mark:

“Attacking those patriotic Americans who have raised serious questions about the case the Bush administration made to take our country to war does not provide us a plan for success that will bring our troops home,” Reid said.

“The American people are demanding a comprehensive plan and the benchmarks by which to measure our success for the war in Iraq,” Reid said. “The president’s continued refusal to provide that plan does nothing to support our troops or their families.”

He’s right. We have every right to find out the truth! we have every right to question! Attacking us just further divides this country. What ever happened to “I’m a uniter not a divider?” I guess he was lying about that, too.

it’s been too long

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Bush sends 7,000 troops for Katrina relief – Yahoo! News

acknowledging the initial federal relief effort for Hurricane Katrina was unacceptable, said on Saturday he will send 7,000 additional troops to storm-ravaged region.

No shit! It took him five days to tour the site! Five days! Five days to get his ass in gear and get food and water and help to these people. In the meantime, people are dead and dying.

This is what is most appalling to me. His lack of response and lack of leadership. It’s sickening! Utterly sickening! Five days is too late! He should have been there and doing these things the day the hurricane hit New Orleans. This is unacceptable!

And then to find out that he has been steadily cutting funding that would go to prevent this disaster in the event of a hurricane. Unbelievable.

I was listening to Air America just now and just got incensed after listening to a republican call in. He stated that the hurricane is being blamed on Bush and that the show’s hosts were not respecting the office of the presidency.

Hey, you neocon numbskulls, nobody is blaming the hurricane on the president. Clean out your ears. The hurricane is one thing. And, yes, it was bad and people died. Of course we can’t blame Katrina itself on the President (duh!). It is his lack of response that is appalling. And if you idiots can’t see that, you are in bad shape.

And then I’v heard that some of these fox news pundits are blaming the vicitms. Blaming the victims! They should have gotten out of there faster. They should have evacuated when they had the chance. God. Of all the soulless things to say. Do they not realize that some of these people tried to get out but the traffic was too much? so they went to the Superdome which they were instructed to do. Some of them are poor and don’t even have cars. So for them to blame them for not getting out fast enough is sick and soulless.

There is one more thing I want to rant about. I heard somebody on the radio make the point that he doesn’t like the idea of the executive vacation. I have to agree. If you are voted in as president, you don’t get to have a vacation. Your in that job for four years, 8 years at the most, you can suspend your vacations while you are president. Your job is to lead, and you can’t lead while you are on vacation. Apparently.

That is all I have to say for today. Or at least right now.

how can this be?

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CNN.com – New Orleans evacuations under way – Aug 31, 2005

“We are gravely concerned about the potential for cholera, typhoid and dehydrating diseases,” Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said.

I’ve been trying to keep up with the news about New Orleans today, and it seems that everytime I looked, the news is worse. Thousands of people dead?!? How can this be? And how, in this day and age, do we have all of these people getting typhoid? This devestation is so unbelievable! I am so saddened by this. New Orleans. Will it ever be the same after this?

Bush Views Katrina Devastation From Plane

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Bush Views Katrina Devastation From Plane

President Bush flew over areas of the South devastated by Hurricane Katrina after holding a video conference Wednesday with top aides to discuss federal relief efforts. “It’s totally wiped out,” he told aides at one point during the hastily-arranged inspection flight.

Well, that’s good.

There’s even a picture of him viewing the devestation from the plane. Can we say “photo op?”

Not surprised at all

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Bush Urges ‘Timely’ Hearing; Democrats Promise Scrutiny – New York Times

“Sandra Day O’Connor broke barriers as the first woman on the Supreme Court, where she cast decisive votes to preserve and expand rights for women and to eliminate sex discrimination,” the NOW president, Kim Gandy said in the statement. “George Bush could have chosen a moderate conservative who would be a voice of reason on the Court. Instead he chose, characteristically, to pick a fight. We intend to give him one.”

I am so disappointed on so many levels. But not surprised.

At the very least, I am really bummed that he replaced the first woman on the Supreme Court with a man, and a man who, apparently does not believe in a women’s rights to make choices about her own body.

I don’t know. Today I feel exhausted about all of this. It just keeps getting worse and worse, doesn’t it? Damn.