"The Bush administration is considering policy changes that will alter the role of nuclear weapons in national defence," Mr Markey said. "Given the importance and sheer complexity of the issues raised ... why was the only independent contemplative body studying nuclear weapons disbanded - and disbanded in such a surreptitious fashion?"
Bush Executive Order on Iraq Oil
Executive Order 13303, issued on May 22, 2003, claims to be essential to Iraqi reconstruction efforts. A cursory reading of the Order indicates that its real purpose is to protect oil companies by giving virtual impunity for any activities undertaken relating to Iraqi oil.
Fundraising on Our Dime
Fundraisers will help will fill President Bush's schedule during his month-long working vacation at his ranch near Crawford.
In August, Bush will mix public policy events with six fund-raisers -- in Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington and Minnesota.
The practice allows the administration, in certain cases, to bill taxpayers for half the travel costs of the political activity.
I thought I was being facetious when I said this in another forum:
>> I'd take Castro over GWB any day. And yes, that is scary badness for Bush, not praise for Castro.
> I have to say that's pretty shocking. Theoretically, at least, Bush is democratically accountable to the electorate.
Theoretically, at least. Heck, I'm pretty sure they have elections in Cuba too.
I'd rather be fighting Castro's 40 year regime and have universal health care and live in an essentially self-suficient sustainable society then be fighting Reagan/Bush/Clinton/Bush's 24 year regime and have all this crap.
Which of course brings to mind Bob Dylan.
Well, I couldn't leave
Unless the old man chased me out,
'Cause I'd already promised
That I'd milk his cows.
I had to say something
To strike him very weird,
So I yelled out,
"I like Fidel Castro and his beard."
Rita looked offended
But she got out of the way,
As he came charging down the stairs
Sayin', "What's that I heard you say?"
I said, "I like Fidel Castro,
I think you heard me right,"
And ducked as he swung
At me with all his might.
Rita mumbled something
'Bout her mother on the hill,
As his fist hit the icebox,
He said he's going to kill me
If I don't get out the door
In two seconds flat,
Rotten doctor Commie rat.