Tag Archives: President

Erosion of Freedoms x 2

There are places where you expect to see people lashing out against the Bush administration’s civil liberties abuses, including DailyKos. And then there are places where you don’t expect it, such as on PC guru John C. Dvorak’s blog, Dvorak Uncensored. Dvorak takes the Bush administration to task in an entry titled “Erosion of Freedoms… Read More »

The finest moment in Bush’s State of the Union

Bush actually says something worthwhile of a standing ovation, so the Democrats give hime one. And Crooks and Liars has the video! The relevant section: By 2030, spending for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid alone will be almost 60 percent of the entire Federal budget. And that will present future Congresses with impossible choices –… Read More »

History repeating itself

Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Looks like this goes for a nation, as well as for individuals. Yahoo! News details that much of the debate over President Bush’s illegal wiretapping goes back a couple of decades: “We strongly believe it is unwise for the president to concede any lack of… Read More »

Clinton smacks down W! AGAIN!

The last time, Bill Clinton was taking Bush to task about the Iraq war. This time around, Clinton’s publicly attacking Bush’s stance on the Kyoto accord: Former President Clinton told a global audience of diplomats, environmentalists and others Friday that the Bush administration is “flat wrong” in claiming that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global… Read More »

Orwell’s 1984 and war

I’ve been (finally) reading Orwell’s 1984, and I am shocked at how relevant some of Orwell’s prose is to today’s worlds, specifically the US and the Bush administration. For example: War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their… Read More »

Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL)?

Could it really be true that the original name for Operation Iraqi Freedom was Operation Iraqi Liberation, or OIL? Well…. I’m not quite cynical enough to believe this administration is stupid enough to name the operation for the reason we are there (oil), but I do believe this administration is that arrogant. And apparently, it… Read More »

The Rude Pundit puts Bush’s Dem quotes in context

The Rude Pundit can be quite fun to read. But as you dig through his biting humor and scathing attacks, you find someone who is very intelligent about politics, and willing to do much more research than I ever would. For example, take President Bush’s speech where Bush quotes “Democratic leaders” who made statements supporting… Read More »