Monday, May 15, 2006

The Decider, eh?



A couple days ago, Karl Rove came out and told us that "President Bush's poll numbers are down because of the Iraq war", and that people "like the president."

I hate to be the bearer of bad news to Mr. Rove...but President Bush's poll numbers are not low because of a single issue...that's like saying Tom Cruise is crazy for one specific thing that he did. No, the President's poll number's are a result of...

-Hurricane Katrina and the complete and unequivocal national disgrace that followed...
-Getting pwned on Social Security...
-Getting pwned on the Dubai Ports Deal
-Having outrageously high gas prices, and only responding by saying you "don't have a magic wand" to deal with the problem. The American people expected a President, not a wizard.
-Going against American law by wiretapping phone calls without court warrants
-Data mining the phone records of 200 million Americans
-Dealing nothing but empty rhetoric to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing this country
-Allowing poverty to increase
-Doing ABSOLUTELY nothing about healthcare
-SCREWING students
-Talking like a n00b
-And yes, Karl Rove, the war in Iraq. For months years this presidency has attempted to present the Iraq war as being in its 'last throes,' as making progress. I may believe them, if it weren't for the utter incompetence this administration has shown on all levels of governance on a variety of issues, including this one.

No, It's fairly simple: Iraq is the manmade Hurricane Katrina of the middle east. Nothing more, Mr. Rove, nothing less.
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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Court upholds Israeli spouse ban

I think this is utterly ridiculous. Reminiscent of Japanese internment.

"Court upholds Israeli spouse ban
Israeli Arabs
Israel's 1.3 million Arabs are being discriminated against, activists say
Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a controversial law barring West Bank Palestinians from living with their spouses and children in Israel itself.

By a six-to-five majority, the court rejected petitions brought by civil rights groups, members of the Israeli parliament and Arab Israeli families.

The government says the law, passed at a time of rising violence in 2002, is based on security concerns.

But critics say it is discriminatory and violates rights to a family life.

The case has been described as one of the most important questions the Supreme Court has dealt with in recent years.

One of the groups that challenged the law said thousands of families were affected, that they have been forced to move abroad or live apart.

Orna Kohn, a lawyer for a group defending Israeli Arabs, said Sunday's ruling caused "grave damage to the basic rights of thousands of people".

But the Israeli state says the recent election victory of the militant group Hamas strengthened its case that Palestinians were a security risk and should not be allowed into the country.

There are some 1.3 million Arab citizens in Israel - just under 20% of the population."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4769661.stm

Monday, May 01, 2006

Mission Accomplished?

Today is the third anniversary of Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech, which said that the Iraq war was over. It seems that the mission isn't actually accomplished. What does this mean for the Democratic party? Can it help us get in office? For more information, check out an article about it on cnn.com: click here.