Friday, August 17, 2007

On rats and sinking ships

The king george ship is sinking and the rats are leaving as fast as they can.

Rove is going, Hastert is not running and neither are some other repugs...the announcements are coming at a pretty good clip.

Are they afraid they may never be i the majority the rest of their lives?

And today tony Snow[job] said he was leaving soon - but hey this guy is different and is a bit more honest -
HE SAID NEEDS MORE MONEY - poor baby can't live on a pr salary.

Having lived in D.C. for a long time, I get angry at those who say they can't live on a high Federal salary. Many of the residents of Washington, D.C. make nowhere near that federal salary level and they are expected to live their lives and often with no help from the Federal government - who won't even allow them to have a vote in Congress...yet tell them what laws they are allowed to keep [after a vote passes them] and what money they are allowed to dole out and how....

Most politicians, when they give themselves raises, tell us they need the money as it is expensive to live in D.C. - DUH!
Half a million people call D.C. home and make do with less than your Senator or Representative makes.

So mr snowjob - go back to faux noise and do the rah rah repug thing again while telling us you are fair...but thank you for at least not saying you want to spend more time with your family...[the now boring repug lie....]

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Karl Rove

From Hunter over at

Could not have said it better - so won't even try : - )

A great political mind? Hardly. He could carve up constituencies with the best of them, and divide the country as easily as columns on a spreadsheet -- and with no more thought -- but Karl Rove was no more a political genius than Jeffrey Dahmer was a brilliant culinary artist. Being the most unapologetically unethical person in the room does not make you avant-garde. Time and time again, though, it's been proven to make you famous.

Having said all that, this is hardly a fitting epitaph, because it's not like Rove's going to be going anywhere. Let's see, can we fathom any possible reason why a lifelong political operative would leave a lame-duck White House for a private career in the very months when the next presidential election cycle is finally starting to simmer?

Hmm. That's a tough one. Yes, it must be because he wants to spend more time with his family.

Karl Rove and Jeffrey Dahmer in the same sentence - that gets a writing award from me!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

More toy recalls

If it weren't so serious, the saga of ongoing recalls of products made in China would be a running joke.....
Today's recalls are about toys - again...from Mattel - again.....

One recall is due to lead; the other due to small magnets....

The company, in a statement issued from its headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., said it was recalling a total of 436,000 Chinese-made toys, more than half of them marketed in the United States, that had “impermissible levels of lead.” The toys are die-cast vehicles featuring the Sarge character from the movie “Cars.”

Mattel said the hazard in the products, made between May and July, was discovered as part of an investigation of all its toy manufacturing that began in July after it received a tip about lead-based paint. The latest move involves toys from a different Chinese contractor than the one that produced toys recalled earlier this month, it said.

The separate action today involving a design flaw in 18.2 million magnetic toys, about half of them sold in the United States, expanded a recall initiated last year after reports of deaths and injuries to children who ingested magnets that had come loose. Mattel said the recall covered 63 varieties of toys, made since 2002 and sold before January of this year, including 44 Polly Pocket toys, 11 Doggie Day Care toys, 4 Batman toys, a One Piece toy, and two Barbie toys.

Here is a link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission listing all recalls [so far] for this month