Tag Archives: George W. Bush

Tired of This Guy

I am tired of George W. Bush. He’s on my TV right now, holding a press conference in the Rose Garden, going on and on about how Congress is so unreasonable not to let him drill for oil in Alaska or build new refineries. No word, however, on whether he would sink any money into research and development of alternative energy sources. We do not need more of this lunacy.

Oh, wait, now he gets a question about this, and he says there is “not enough emphasis on the here and now.” Congress is too worried about ethanol and hydrogen, he says. Huh? No, the problem is that we have too much emphasis on the hear and now at the expense of the future.

What a jackass. He’s being rude to the reporters now. Lame. Listening to this jerk is like listening to a petulant little boy. He doesn’t act like a president. He acts like a child. Talks like one, too.

Oh, oh, this is good. Now he says that Congress is “letting the American people down” because they don’t let him do what he wants to do. “Either it’s a lack of leadership or it’s a lack of understanding.” Right. So Congress, the branch that is inherently and by design more closely connected to the people than the Executive, is “letting the American people down” when they exercise their checks on Executive power. Right.

Ugh. I need to go study.

Seeing Red

Hundreds of thousands of people are dead or dying in the wake of the recent tsunamis.
Why then is the richest and most powerful nation in the world spending
$40 million to celebrate Bush’s second inauguration
and buzzing
Iranian airspace
? Our resources are already spread too thinly. Should we really
be partying or contemplating another costly war?

This Land is Hosed

The folks at JibJab.com have a hilarious parody of “This
Land is My Land
” that pokes fun at both Bush and Kerry. Thanks, Bluesnews.
NOTE: There is a brief crude moment that mars an otherwise family-friendly video.

P.S. Does anyone else think the voice impersonation for Kerry sounds like Link Hogthrob
from the Muppet Show skit Pigs in Space?

Out of Touch

Democrats already hate Bush and now it seems 1 of 5 Republicans isn’t so found of
him either. I’m not one of the conservatives mentioned in this article that finds
Bush insufficiently conservative (mostly because I consider myself moderate). However,
this article is of interest because it shows that Bush’s pale imitations of Reagan
aren’t fooling the entirety of his own party.

shaky base

Robert Novak
May 20, 2004

“WASHINGTON — During George W. Bush’s keynote address to the 40th anniversary black-tie
banquet of the American Conservative Union (ACU) last week, diners rose repeatedly
to applaud the president’s remarks. But one man kept his seat through the 40-minute
oration. It was no liberal interloper but conservative stalwart Donald Devine.”

Lip Service

In what seems to be an open attempt to appease and woo Catholic voters, Bush will
be meeting with the Pope in June. I hope he isn’t looking for just a pat on the
back and a smile.

to Ask Bush for Radical Shift in Policy, Says Cardinal Laghi

Changes Sought in Approach to Iraq and Holy Land

“VATICAN CITY, MAY 13, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II will ask U.S. President George
Bush to stop basing his policies in Iraq and the Holy Land on recourse to force,
when they meet June 4, a cardinal says.”

courts Catholics in swing states

Mon May 10, 9:40 AM ET
By John McCormick Tribune staff reporter

“There are no fewer than 11 Roman Catholic churches in this picturesque Mississippi
River town of about 60,000 people, a place some locals call ‘little Rome’
in reference to its religious leanings and hilltop construction.”