Friday, July 01, 2005

Another Sunday, Another Opportunity to End the Bush Nightmare

I was just watching Meet the Press and This Week with George Snuffaluffagus (sp?) from almost three weeks ago, ever glad that I have not one but TWO TiVo-like devices. (The shows are on opposite each other at what I consider an unsociable hour on a Sunday morning.)

On Meet the Press, we see Hillary Clinton at a fund-raiser saying:

There has never been an administration, I don't believe, in our history more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda. I know it's frustrating for many of you. It's frustrating for me. Why can't the Democrats do more to stop them? ... I can tell you this: It's very hard to tell people they are making decisions that will undermine our checks and balances and constitutional system of government who don't care. It is very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth. — Senator Hillary Clinton at a "Women for Hillary" gathering, June 6, 2005
and it went on from there! If you want to see a "fair and balanced" analysis of her comments, try this blog:
— unless you think that "Blogs Against Hillary" is part of the left-wing biased media.

On This Week, we saw the wonderful Robert Reich face off against George Fwill, but even better, we saw North Carolina Republican Walter B. Jones, Jr. — the very same who coined the term "Freedom Fries" for the Congressional cafeteria — speaking out against the waste of lives caused by the wretched mismanagement of the war in Iraq. Jones' web site features a useful response to the Terri Schiavo case (encouraging people to discuss end-of-life issues with their loved ones and draft a living will) and a counter of the federal debt, now at $7.8 trillion dollars, or over $26,000 per person — well more than double what it was when George W. Bush took office in 2001. George W. Bush has presided over more deficit spending than the previous 42 Presidents combined.