Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Evening Wrapup.......



The Midwest Flooding is going down in history.

In fact, our great President George W. Bush had the gall to state the following:

"I, unfortunately, have been to too many disasters as president," Bush said after a briefing on the flooding.

Can we all agree that the only disaster has been George W. Bush, himself!!!!

But Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) stated the following on Bush:

"President Bush has asserted that investing in America's needs is somehow 'wasteful' and his budget, which does not add one thin dime for a boost in levee funding, reflects this sentiment," Byrd said.

One word, "AMEN". And I don't think anyone will disagree. After Katrina, Bush STILL did not get it or understand the strain of the infrastructure in this country.

Now the Mississippi River has started its break:

The rising Mississippi River broke through a levee Tuesday, forcing authorities to rescue about a half-dozen people by helicopter, boat and four-wheeler as floodwaters moved south into Illinois and Missouri.

But even as the water jeopardized scores of additional homes and businesses, officials said the damage could have been worse if the federal government had not taken steps to clear flood-prone land after historic floods in 1993.

George W. Bush has been an absent president during these DISASTERS, as he was an absent president when the bridge in Minneapolis, MN just collapsed in the middle of the day.

The cries of federal help from states on infrastructure has gone in one ear and out the other from this president and this administration. But boy, bring a bill for Iraq and need more money, they are ready to sign that bill in a hot second. Bring this administration a bill for maintenance and infrastructure needed in these states and they are told the MONEY IS CUT.

Coralville, Iowa just floating away. But our government is too busy with money in IRAQ but not enough for the good folks of Iowa.

Crops are destroyed. Get ready for record food prices coming to a grocery store, near YOU.


The battleground states, per pocketnines (AKA, Sean at 538)

1. Virginia, 0.2%
2. Missouri, 0.3%
3. Nevada, 0.6%
4. New Hampshire, 1.0%
5. Michigan, 1.5%
6. Ohio, 1.6%
7. Indiana, 1.7%
8. North Carolina, 3.3%
9. North Dakota, 3.8%
10. Florida, 4.0%
11. Montana, 4.5%

Read his take, here.


That lil' old war called Iraq, over 50 killed in a car bomb today. Wow, real progress!!!


And the GOP tries to criticize Obama on terrorism? Here is Obama's response:

"These are the same guys who helped to engineer the distraction of the war in Iraq at a time when we could have pinned down the people who actually committed 9/11," the presumed nominee told reporters aboard his campaign plane. "This is the same kind of fear-mongering that got us into Iraq ... and it's exactly that failed foreign policy I want to reverse."

And McCain, "flip-flops" on off-shore drilling. This is the McCain who has been going around the country trying to become the best friend of the environmentalists, but now has done an about face and favor drilling in California and OMG, Florida!!!

Governor Crist is all for it, ummm, must want that VP slot. I would be shocked he gets it. Got to past the "vetting test" and that includes "personal vetting", anyway be sure that the "Guvernator Ahnold" of California will not be so ready to jump on that drilling "bandwagon".
The Washington Post wrote that the push by McCain to deep-six the ban as part of the response to raising gasoline prices and let each affected state decide the exploration issue "is sure to annoy two key Republican allies," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Crist. Both have opposed coastal drilling.

In both states, support for the moratorium has been a given for most politicians (for more on how the issue plays in Florida, see this posting on the Chicago Tribune's Swamp blog).

MSNBC's First Read posting this morning noted the following: "No Republicans in Florida have gotten elected statewide without endorsing the moratorium on off-shore oil drilling, so McCain's decision is going to get its share of criticism even from VP wannabe" Crist.

But the item added that if "Crist tries to rationalize the McCain decision then we'll really find out just how much he wants on the ticket."

Apparently, very much.


Folks, Gay Marriage is here to stay. At least in California....


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