A new day with a full moon to look forward to tonight. The headlines sport the usual out of Iraq: "Iraqis Find 85 Bodies in 24-Hour Period". I'm so thankful they're not in a civil war there. As that headline hints, birthing *freedom* can be an inconvenience to some, I'm sure.
Bush's approval rating continues to verify Newton's universal law of gravitation when dropped from a high place, like the 98th floor of the World Trade Center. It sinks like a rock!
Meanwhile Bush is beginning his latest "new" national speaking tour on Iraq in an attempt to violate Newton's Law. Iraq? We need to just hang in there. (Now that's a fresh idea!)
While this is from a couple days ago, I'm just getting to it. It's regarding the Washington Post's announcement it's cutting 80 newsroom jobs. This is a trend occurring nationwide as media consolidate into bigger and bigger and fewer and fewer sources for news. But don't be alarmed by this reduction of reporting staff. It's just a symptom of a nation moving from a democratic form of government to an authoritarian one, in which there's no need for a healthy, free media doing their jobs conscientiously. The government will write for us all the news that's fit to read.
And Pfc. Jeremy Staat, a former defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the St. Louis Rams, and was a college teammate of Pat Tillman's, has joined the military. Tillman's death in 2004 in Afghanistan by his own fellow soldier's gunfire is being reexamined as a criminal investigation to determine whether it was a case of negligent homicide. So inspired by Tillman, was Staat, he can't resist following in Tillman's footsteps, I guess.
And back in DC, Sen. John McCain is down on his knees licking Bush's boots again. (Along with his licking buddy, Sen. Joseph Lieberman.) I won't go into the number of times and how McCain has been had by Bush and Rove.
It makes one wonder if they have something on him. He's been screwed by Bush and Rove so many times his brain is obviously hemorrhaging at the expense of all logic. Or maybe McCain is just a weasel conservative. Who knows? (And who the hell cares?)
Speaking of weasels and Joe Lieberman, I've long ago given up on democrats in Washington solving anything 'cept maybe Monday's NY Times crossword. Hillary Clinton's grown balls for Iran and her husband, Bill, is the best republican president in my lifetime.
(Don't you know Clinton's so very glad Slobodan Milosevic died of natural or unnatural causes? Many of "Milo's" incriminations of ol' Bill died with him.)
But I confess to having let things slip recently. I've fallen down on my normal readings. Like one of my faves, Molly Ivins. I was reminded of this when I hit PA04 Blue's blog and read one of Ivins' recent columns. (Thanks for posting that and reminding me to keep up with those few true remaining observers of our American condition, rk!)
If any of you democrats or former democrats are feeling abandoned by "your party", let me see if I can just clip a thought or two here from Ivins' column to entice you to hit PA04 Blue's link and read the whole thing.
As Molly says:
"I don’t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC" (Democratic Leadership Council) "Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton."
(NOTE: Dada confesses, that last sentence got me all tingly inside! Obviously, Molly's pretty upset when she singles out Hillary "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child," "It takes a bomb to raze a village" Rodham Clinton.)
"This is not a time for a candidate who will offend no one; it is time for a candidate who takes clear stands and kicks ass."
She also expresses her opinion of Russ Feingold as well. Great column, Molly! Anyone curious to read the rest of it? (grin)