Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Has the political INSANITY of late been enough to .....

Has the political INSANITY of late been enough to ......... POLL

Answers Votes Percent
1.
make you consider moving to another country 0 0%
2.
make you consider leaving your party 0 0%
3.
make you consider seeing a shrink cuz the world's gone NUTS 0 0%
4.
keep you up at night 0 0%
5.
giving you the heebie geebies 0 0%
6.
ALL or almost ALL of the above 1 100%
7.
what political problems? 0 0%

David Sirota expains why Bush is holding firm


The Dirty Little Secret Behind the UAE Port Security Flap


Politicians and the media are loudly decrying the Bush administration's proposal to turn over port security to a firm owned by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - a country with ties to terrorists. They are talking tough about national security - but almost no one is talking about what may have fueled the administration's decision to push forward with this deal: the desire to move forward Big Money's "free" trade agenda.

How much does "free" trade have to do with this? How about a lot. The Bush administration is in the middle of a two-year push to ink a corporate-backed "free" trade accord with the UAE.

Somebody has some explaining to do!

From Think Progress: BREAKING: Rumsfeld and Pace Not Consulted On Transfer Of Port Operations To UAE

And Atrios: Evidence of Absence

Poor Rummy, caught in the middle, hehehehehe.

Semper Fi

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Oh MY GOODNESS!

Are you kidding me? This is so obvious, I hope it slaps him in the face for the stupidity of it all. Can I coin the phrase: political stuttering.

Bush Blames Cuts at Energy Lab on Mix-Up



By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

GOLDEN, Colo. -
President Bush on Tuesday acknowledged that Washington has sent "mixed signals" to one of the nation's premiere labs studying renewable energies — by first laying off, then reinstating, 32 workers just before his visit.

The president blamed the conflicting message on an appropriations mix-up in funding the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which is developing the very renewable energy technologies the president is promoting.

"I recognize that there has been some interesting — let me say — mixed signals when it comes to funding," Bush said. "The issue, of course, is whether good intentions are met with actual dollars spent.

"Part of the issue we face, unfortunately, is that sometimes decisions made as the result of the appropriations process, may not end going to where it was supposed to have gone.

"We want you to know how important your work is," he said. "We appreciate what you're doing."

Two weeks ago, 32 workers, including eight researchers, were laid off at the lab.

Then, over the weekend, just before Bush's planned visit, the government restored the jobs.

Tuesday Morning Open Thread


Yeah, we survived Monday!!! And remember...

It's Tuesday morning, do you know where your country is?

State of the Black Union 2006

The State of the Black Union discussion will take place in Houston this
Saturday (February 25) It will be broadcast live on C-SPAN.

A Message from Tavis...

At the close of the 2005 State of the Black Union in Atlanta, we
invited the public to weigh in on the most challenging issues facing
Black America. I'm happy to report that because of the huge response,
we now have a document that outlines how individuals, groups,
communities and the body politic can move forward to make this nation
better. When we make Black America better, we make all of America
better. We all want an America as good as its promise.

The Covenant book is made up of 10 chapters on the issues identified by
the public. They include economic disparity, health, education and
environmental justice. While the completion of the book marks the end
of one journey, it is in many ways the first step for those who want to
move forward toward real progress in improving Black communities.


 


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