Friday, February 22, 2008

With friends like these

A follow up to yesterday's post about McCain.....I personally do not care about his sex life except that the R's seem to be obsessed with everyone's sex life except those of other R' it's the hypocrisy that is important - it "speaks to character" [ remember when Bill C got blow job and lied about it?] - it was all about "character."

So here's more about the "character" of mccain and those whom he calls "friends"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

McCain, Clinton and Words

I am a bit perplexed about Mc Cain and Clinton choices of words lately.

McCain is accused of having had a relationship with a lobbyist – so apparently blatant that his own staff stepped in to halt it.

His reply was that he did not have a romantic relationship with the female telecommunications lobbyist in question and did not favor her clients.

"I'm very disappointed in the article's not true...I've served this nation honorably for more than half a no time have I ever done anything that would betray the public trust."


Romantic relationship? Funny choice of words – what if it were just a sexual relationship – no romance needed for that and then he is not actually lying.

Served honorably? Maybe McCain is forgetting his role in the Keating scandal and the fact that he ditched wife #1 – the one who waited for him when he was a POW. After the divorce he quickly married money and had his political career bought for him by his wife and father-in-law. And he has admitted to adultery.

But maybe that fits his definition of honorable?

And Clinton. As she sinks further in the polls she has been using language that I find odd. For example this: "One of us is ready to be commander in chief in a dangerous world,"

I have enough experience with questionnaires, marketing and psychology to look at that sentence and ask: Who? And then: Why? The answers are not apparent in her statement so listeners are left to supply their own responses. For example, the answer could be McCain as he was in the military and in Congress longer than she has been.

If Clinton wants the answer to be “Hillary” then she has to tell the listeners that it’s her and why it is her. Just being 1st lady for 8 years does not make one a “ready” commander-in-chief anymore than having been in the military or being an Illinois Senator.

But of course no one asks her or her pollsters/insiders these questions – they are just looking for repeatable lines. And the line is being repeated – by McCain – so maybe they should all be asked about qualifications.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Shrub "wins" again!!!!

The only fairly won awards he has - are his lower and lowest ratings for a president!

Today he's down to only 19% of the country thinking he is "g-d." And that 19% is down from 34% way back in January - yes January of 2008 : - )

And only 14% think he is doing a wonderful ob with the economy - [down from 29%]

Full article:

Way to go - mr shrub - you are absolutely the worst president EVER !

And remember who wants to continue these very same policies!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Guess what? Another beef recall!

From the AP

USDA Makes Nation's Largest Beef Recall

By GREG RISLING – 1 hour ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse investigation, that provided meat to school lunch programs.

Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the United States, surpassing a 1999 ban of 35 million pounds of ready-to-eat meats. No illnesses have been linked to the newly recalled meat, and officials said the health threat was likely small.

The recall will affect beef products dating to Feb. 1, 2006, that came from Chino-based Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., the federal agency said.

Full article HERE

Senator Harkin is quoted: "... marks the largest beef recall in U.S. history, and it involves the national school lunch program and other federal food and nutrition programs...this begs the question: how much longer will we continue to test our luck with weak enforcement of federal food safety regulations?"

Good questions - but they have been raised and no one in congress seemed to listen! We need to have food inspectors - not wars and oil profiteering [among other things]!