Soon as the deal was done, the GOPers started to bitch,
Though they closed no loopholes nor upped taxes on the rich.
Sure, right-wingers ain’t happy
About getting an ass-whupping from Pappy,
To which we say, “Shut up and eat your turd sandwich.”
“This year is starting to feel a lot like 2016, a primary field that contains Trump and all the other not-Trump candidates. The only difference between this contest and 2016 is that other candidates then ran (ostensibly, at least) as their own selves and not just lesser versions of the OG.”
A Utah parent filed a challenge to have the Bible removed from public school libraries, citing passages describing sex and violence. The committee appointed to review the complaint said the Bible may remain in high school libraries, but it will be removed from elementary and middle schools for containing “vulgarity or violence.”
“I’m going to leave it up to Kevin McCarthy to see if he wants to help defeat Putin,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Punchbowl News. “I mean, he’s been pretty good… But is the Republican Party going to be the party that bails out [Russian President Vladimir] Putin? I hope not.”
Southern Poverty Law Center: “In 2022, SPLC documented 1,225 hate and antigovernment extremist groups across the United States. Extremist ideas that mobilize these groups now operate more openly in the political mainstream. But the ascent of the hard right is not inevitable. We can push back against this rising authoritarianism and turn the tide.”
A new Yahoo News-YouGov poll found that 62% of Americans believe that Donald Trump should not be allowed to serve as president again if he is convicted of a “serious” crime. A slightly smaller majority — 52% — said they believe that Trump has committed a serious crime.
Gallup: “Seventy-one percent of Americans think same-sex marriage should be legal, matching the high Gallup recorded in 2022. Public support for legally recognizing gay marriages has been consistently above 50% since the early 2010s.”
Wall Street Journal: “The number of homeless people in California grew about 50% between 2014 and 2022. The state, which accounts for 12% of the U.S. population, has about half of the nation’s unsheltered homeless, an estimated 115,000 people, according to federal and state data last year. It also has among the highest average rent and median home prices in the U.S.”
CNBC: Nonfarm payrolls in May increased by 339,000, better than the 190,000 Dow Jones estimated.
The unemployment rate rose to 3.7% in May against the estimate for 3.5%. May’s jobless rate was the highest since October 2022. Professional and business services led job creation followed by government and health care.
6 thoughts on “Bush Is Not Sure Whether He Is Capable of Dealing with a ‘Severe Attack’”
All depends upon what is meant by “severe.”
I don’t think anyone or any country r any bueracracy or group of them can truly respond with perfect step to a truly massive catastrophe when none have yet to occur on that scale. Until then, it is only abstraction and theory and always inadequate simulation. We as humans need expereinces to fully learn.
We are capable. We showed in the years after 9-11. It’s just that we’ve been in a national state of post-traumatic stress disorder. We’re totally f%^$&ed up, but we survived. If the Japanese can rebuild Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we could probably recover from a similar tragedy.
The question is not whether or not the Bush can survive a severe attack–the question is: Can he stay awake and watchful and be prepared to take action…and the answer is no, not this most slothful, intellectually and spiritually lazy excuse for a human being.
ABSOLUTELY NOT ABLE TO RUN ANY COUNTRY .
While we are united in our sadness and compassion for the many victims of the disaster, as well as our condemnation of the ‘disgraceful lack of efficient’ and timely federal response from the president and various government agencies, I was disturbed by their enthusiasm that this would benefit the Democrats. And, there are also ideologues on the right who already unflinchingly defend the failures and ineptitude of this administration despite clear evidence to the contrary.
This kind of failed, dead-end political thinking on both sides is precisely the problem, i.e., the unprincipled seeking of advantage by one side or another instead of the pursuit of higher guiding principles that apply to, and benefit all of humanity equally, especially in times of need such as these. It’s this kind of political system that actually ‘creates’ the kinds of problems it pretends to be able to solve. Until all citizens see through the ‘political charades,’ we will merely continue to BOUNCE BACK AND FORTH in a ‘futile’ game that produces far more losers than winners and only ‘creates the illusion’ of something meaningful happening.
Resources that could have been concentrated on saving humankind and our planet are being ‘squandered’ instead on a ruinous military rivalry. The war in Iraq, for example, is costing taxpayers several billion dollars per month. On the other hand the Bush oil cartel reward themselves ‘thriple’ that amount every week. And nothing is reported about the ‘irreversible’ environmental destruction that is STILL being kept secret from the public by the media!)
On top of that, this administration hampers the capacity of the National Guard to save lives at home. The politicians and along with the media have become a ‘curse to mankind’ and continues to undermine our entire civilization with NO END in sight. This country is so hopelessly misguided, I fear it cannot possibly end well for us.
It is up to all citizens as a whole, to finally reflect upon reason, become reasonable and undertake the necessary steps against the ‘insane’ machinations of government, their military behemoths and secret services as well, and call a HALT to the power of the irresponsible who have FORSAKEN their responsibility in all areas.