Thursday, April 19, 2007

Egads - another nut to mention

Ok so we got alzheimer's rampant in D.C.
What's John McCain's illness?

I know he was talking to a group of same war-monger-like partisans - but this response? sheer insanity - and in this day and age - if one does not know that clips go out on the internet quickly - you better not run for office as you are not brain intact -
remember Maccaca Allen?

Watch for McCain's reply - I did not mean it - I was kidding - I... I... I ...
[make up any excuses you want here]

Added on Sunday

Ahhh thank you Code Pink for your reply to McCain's illness

Alzheimer's - a D.C. disease?

Alzheimer's seems to be affecting many in the administration...they just can't remember, can't recall or repeat bald face lies that others have shown many times to be lies..

Do we really want persons suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia or long term effects of drug and alcohol abuse to be running the country?

I sat here and watched CPSAN on my computer screen while the brain challenged AG kept saying he did not recall - he did not remember - and oops the ever popular repug mantra that "mistakes were made" - no accountability as usual...

[I like the reality [comic] strip non sequitur - "some say" has become the chose phrase it seems]

"Some say" and "mistakes were made" are now repug catch words - if you hear them - DO NOT believe what they are said about...

Expanded pet food recall [mid April]

Seems you need to check this link almost daily
as the list of tainted pet food just keeps growing.

"This has exposed that the safety standards for pet foods are not in place in any significant way and the kind of drumbeat, day after day, of recalls has shaken consumers' confidence in the pet food industry's adherence to food safety standards," said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States.
And of course it's not clear where else the bad stuff is:

The FDA has there is no evidence so far to suggest any of the rice protein went to companies that make human food, said Michael Rogers, director of the agency's division of field investigations. But the FDA has not accounted for all the imported ingredient. [emphasis mine]

FDA link:

I only know what I read in the news but it sure is scary to know that our current administration has cut back no food inspectors

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Misguided so-called democrats

Was just alerted [thank you mcjoan at dailykos] to Gordon Smith's new website - Democrats for Smith

Well there are seemingly 3 "democrats" for Smith - he and they really must be desperate -

I haven't been here in Oregon long enough to know who the 3 "alleged" democrats are - but by my way of labeling people - if you like a guy who voted with the shrub 90% of the time - I call you republicans - no matter what you might call yourself - and if you campaign for someone like Smith - you are now a republic policy enabler...

Smith voted against many issues important to me - and on top of that I really really dislike politicians who have "election year conversions." Only after he saw the results of last Fall's election did he come out and say anything negative about shrub and shrub's occupation of Iraq....

So - here's a better Oregon site to go to:

Let's have 2 Democratic Senators from Oregon!!!!!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Shrub's "war czar"

Why does shrub need someone to tell him how to "do" this occupation? He has told us he is "the decider" he is the"war president" and he is the "commander-in-chief."

Is he looking for yet another someone else to blame for this fiasco? It's been hard for him to blame the Democrats - hard as he tries. He has tried to blame the media as not being gung ho and positive enough - about what - now over 3300 of our children dead? and who knows how many dead Iraqis? And how many displaced? and made homeless? and trying to get out?

In the midst of his search for the new "war czar" comes this very telling piece from a retired MArine Corp General who was asked if he wished to be considered for this "post."

Here is his concluding paragraph:

It would have been a great honor to serve this nation again. But after thoughtful discussions with people both in and outside of this administration, I concluded that the current Washington decision-making process lacks a linkage to a broader view of the region and how the parts fit together strategically. We got it right during the early days of Afghanistan -- and then lost focus. We have never gotten it right in Iraq. For these reasons, I asked not to be considered for this important White House position. These huge shortcomings are not going to be resolved by the assignment of an additional individual to the White House staff. They need to be addressed before an implementation manager is brought on board.
You can read his entire piece - Why I Declined To Serve - by clicking HERE