Jeb Bush, wannabe President 44, is in my newspapers and on my TV. Quotes from Poppy Bush, actual President 41, about Dubya, former President 43, is on my TV. Bushes are on my TV like it's 1999. Are Bushes the new Y2K scare, like the one we had in 1999? Because I think the Bushes are trying to come back ...
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The tradition of "rousing" GOP endorsements for Mittens continues! Taking a break from doing whatever former President George W. Bush does now (besides be grateful he's not president anymore), Bushie took the time to passive-aggressively endorse the GOP's latest weapon-of-choice.
I've always been fascinated in the disconnect between those enraged with President Obama versus his typically much more moderate or typical responses. They see some foaming at the mouth radical, tossing around handouts and sending out assassination squads and I just see this ...
As if that's a bad thing.
Rick Santorum, college graduate and presidential candidate, recently argued that Barack Obama, college graduate and current president of the United States, was a "snob" because he wanted all Americans to have the opportunity to go to college. Santorum argued that this seemingly benign thing had malevolent intent because college is the place Liberals are made -- or something. Ignoring the fact that pretty much everyone running for president, including himself, went to college, and in the case of the GOP candidates, somehow they all went to college and weren't turned into sodomites and radical black leftists. Nope. They went to college and are still their same obnoxious, narcissistic selves. Because, as you know, college is a place where you get an education, not a "re-education."
So, we finally know when the rest of our troops are coming home from Iraq. It'll be by this Christmas. And it's great (obviously) as the war was largely pointless in the first place and, secondly, the Iraqis don't want us there anymore (as if they ever wanted us there), so we have to skedaddle and return the former Mesopotamia to those who have always lived there. And not many folks in the U.S. liked the Iraq War once it was obvious we'd invaded a country on a lark and turned it into Thunderdome. And President Obama, then candidate Obama, promised to end it and is. You'd think there'd be no "bad" side to this since major hostilities in Iraq have been over with for a minute now and we promised the Iraqis we would eventually leave and are now holding up our end of the deal. What's wrong with that?
Apparently, if you ask certain members of the GOP, everything.
Just two years after "Hey, why not-ing" his way through a fringe push for Texas to secede from the Union like it's 1860, the news is a-flutter that Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to be in charge of that same Union he casually hinted at destroying. Yup, partners, in 2012, Perry wants 2 be yo' man, gurl.
Yo' man in Washington, D.C.
President Obama gave his seventh address to the nation Monday after yet another weekend went past with no solution to the crisis over raising the debt ceiling. Normally a routine procedure since it keeps the country from defaulting on Canada, the debt ceiling has become the newest political football used to trash this country all because Barack Obama won't be sensible and just have an unnecessary, but easy-to-smack-him-around-over needless scandal like every other president. The lack of hoochies creeping out of the woodwork or the starting of unnecessary wars on false pretenses has really left Republicans no choice but to just fight him on everything -- even the things they normally are fine with.
President Barack Obama confirmed the news that was buzzing online late last night -- Osama bin Laden was dead and was killed by our military personnel inside of Pakistan. And now, in the span of a few days, the compound where bin Laden was located, raided, bin Laden was apparently shot in the head and killed, his body was collected, the body was examined and tested and now the body is buried at sea. President Obama then drafted his own speech, later giving previous Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton a "preview" before he gave it. Then President Obama spoke to the nation, late Sunday night, for 10 minutes, remembering the families and victims and praising our troops.
What does this all mean? Screw candor. Unlike in past years where the United States glossed over all Jason Bourne-esque activities as the stuff of Hollywood fantasy and denounced state sponsored assassinations -- our President was blunt in a way few others have dared to be. He said he would make getting bin Laden a priority when he ran for President in 2008. And he did it. And now bin Laden, leader of the terrorist al-Qaeda network, and the man behind the deaths at our embassies in 1998, the bombing USS Cole in 2000 and the September 11th attacks in 2001 is dead.
Unemployment report is out! It's down to 9 percent! I wrote a lovely rant about it for TheLoop21.com this morning. The lowest it's been since April 2009. But before you start wiping your brow and going "Lordy, Lordy, I dun survived the Great Recession," the economy only created 36,000 new jobs. That's down from 103,000 new jobs in December. And the unemployment rate for black folks is still largely unchanged at 15.7 percent. So ... still bad? Unless you're me, of course. I got a job. As long-time readers know I was doing the Snob Blog full-time for more than eight months because I was laid off in April last year. And this blog was created in response to the loss of my regular newspaper gig back in 2007. So, as a media person, I've been struggling with infrequent employment for ... dear Lord ... almost FOUR YEARS NOW! And Ben Bernanke, our Federal Reserve Chairman is all talking 'bout how employers are "still reluctant to add to their payrolls" and that "it will be several years before the unemployment rate has returned to a more normal level." So ... um ... Hope you've stocked up on the Top Ramen. It's gonna be a long one. (TheLoop21)
In other news: former President George W. Bush, a very wealthy unemployed person, is all "Why you so Nativist? Some of my best employees are immigrants." I made that line up. But seriously. Bush wants to know why you won't cut the immigrants some slack.