Category Archives: Bush Administration

Fresh Stuff

Trying to get things moving again.  Heard this one today and felt my blood pressure rise, just a bit.

Cheney’s office ‘fixed’ EPA testimony on global warming

You may recall a story from October, when Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified before a Senate panel on the impact of climate change on public health. Before Gerberding could talk to lawmakers, however, the White House altered her testimony. References to potential health risks were removed — […]

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Mid-Week Update

Finally found a few moments to wade through the wonderful world of blogging, and stumbled on a few things that really caught my eye.  I know I’ve been bad about updating lately, and I apologize.  Now, start reading.  And, don’t be afraid to leave a comment along the way.

English Only Rule Aimed at High School Valedictorian

The folks of Terrabone Parish in Louisiana want to cultivate their image as being backwards. Their lack of values are showing. Now they are set to require all speeches be made in English after the Valedictorian included a sentence of Vietnamese in hers — she did so to honor her parents, proving her own strong values.

McCain gets ‘visibly angry’ when challenged on whether military experience prepares him to be president.

ABC News’ David Wright reports that when he asked John McCain to “explain how his Vietnam experience prepared him for the presidency,” McCain “became visibly angry”: McCain became visibly angry when I asked him to explain how his Vietnam experience prepared him for the Presidency. “Please,” he said, recoiling back in his seat in distaste at the […]

Bush Stimulates The Porn Industry With His Economic Package

When President Bush announced his economic stimulus in January, he bragged that his package was the “right size” and would “boost” the economy: I am pleased that this agreement meets the criterion that I set forth last week to provide an effective, robust, and temporary set of incentives that will boost our economy and […]

Big Story Of The Day

Sort of.  It really became more about politics than about ethics and lies.

McClellan Details Bush Administration Credibility Gap

In testimony on Capital Hill, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan basically painted a portrait of an administration that created its own credibility gap — and a White House response to his testimony further underscored why […]

Finally Friday

And, you know, it just couldn’t get here fast enough! It’s one of those days where the clouds are hanging around, threatening to rain.  A little rain wouldn’t hurt around here, unlike for our neighbors to the north where floodwaters continue to be a problem.

And, no surprise here, Americans aren’t happy.  Not at all.

Eight in 10 Americans say country is headed in the ‘wrong direction.’

A new AP-Ipsos poll finds that nearly eight in 10 Americans believe “the country is moving in the wrong direction…amid soaring food and gas prices, falling home values and unending war. Just 17 percent say the country is going in the right direction.” This figure is the lowest since the survey began in 2003, and […]

Digging For The Truth

Just waiting for the next roadblock.

House Oversight Committee Issues Subpoenas to FBI for Bush, Cheney Interviews on Plame

Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have subpoenaed notes of an FBI interview with George Bush and Dick Cheney in the Oval Office on June 24, 2004, about their role in the unmasking of a CIA anti-WMD […]

Big Doings, Friday

Make a mental note for Friday.  Scott McClellan spills his political guts before a House committee. And there’s some squirming going on already…

GOP Insiders Fret About What Former White House Spokesman Will Say

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s testimony […]

Drilling For Oil

At first, I was beginning to go along with the President’s oil drilling idea, unveiled this morning. I was figuring we really do need to go looking for every little  bit of crude oil we might have hidden away under American soil or water.  I can’t avoid looking at the signs at every gas station I drive by, I guess it’s the same thing as looking at a car crash or a train wreck.  Who would have thought that we’d be seeing $4 a gallon gas? Somebody, somewhere, should have seen this coming.  And something should have been done to ward it off. But, there was no anticipation, no planning, no changes.   And, here we are, talking about something that, apparently, isn’t going to make a bit of a difference.

Bush Disagrees With His Own Energy Dept, Claims Drilling In Arctic Refuge Will ‘Bring Enormous Benefits’

This morning in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush called on Congress to “pass good legislation as soon as possible” that would lift the federal ban on exploring the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and allow states to permit offshore oil drilling. Bush said in order to relieve the “painful level” of gas prices, “our […]