Democrats are up in arms over a new Bush ad that has angry clips of prominent Democrats like Gore, Dean, and Dick Gephardt spinning their angry rhetoric, also in the ad is a moveon.org clip that liken George Bush to Hitler. The AP of course did its best to spin the situation into a favorable light for the democrats for short time as the screenshots of the AP story that has moved on the newswires have shown. AP First writeup on the story AP second version
Sunday, June 27, 2004
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Associated Press An Iraqi man, in the ruins of his home in Kufa, held a poster of Moktada al-Sadr, the rebel cleric, during clashes between American troops and rebel forces in May. Since when did AL-Sadr age 50 years and have a white beard?
Canadian Elections: Dead heat between Conservatives and Liberals, even Paul Martin, liberal leader is conciding that it will be a minority government and is now shoring up his side as much as he can, all this after blowing a 13 point lead over the Conservatives. France: The Chirac/Sarkozy feud is heating up! Chirac basically forced to give way to Sarkozy can have a shot at being the new leader of the UMP party. Sarkozy wants Chirac job, Chirac hates him but after two elections duds by his party, he is wounded and Sarkozy is moving in for the kill. He is one of the most popular politicians in France and it boils down to this for many people in the UMP and even other parties.
Chirac: Old and Busted. Sarkozy: New Hotness.
Thursday, June 24, 2004
UKIP: Kilroy-Silk and the rest of the EU wreckers make it to Brussels. Canadian Elections: Conservatives and Liberals are tied in this poll, and other polls have liberals in front by couple of percentage points with only 5 days left to campaign. Its shocking to see any party challenge the liberals at this point when the beginning of the year, it looked like another liberal run-away. EU: France's finance minister Nicolas Sarkozy downplaying the France/Germany alliance in the new expanded EU. Once again, putting him in the other camp against his "boss" who he would like to replace in Chirac. UN: The U.S dropped the resolution for exempting US troops being able to be charged and tried in the UN global court. They could not get the necessary votes to keep the ban going. This is fine by me, just as long as the U.S vetoes peace keeping missions, not taking part in others and stop funding.
Friday, June 18, 2004
EU Summit recap: Tony Blair to France(chirac)/Germany(Schroder)on trying to dictate to everyone, Go F*** yourselves. Chirac to Blair for blocking his choice for EU president: No! Go F*** yourselves, you British punk! Schroder to UK/Italy for leading the blockage against him and chirac: Both of you go F*** yourselves. Smaller EU countries led by the Czech Republic on better votings rights for themselves opposed by the bigger countries: All of you go F*** yourselves.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Al Qaeda/Iraq connection: I would go on a long diatribe on how the media distorts things as usual, but the 9/11 commission released a staff report saying there is "no credible evidence" that Iraq did cooperate with Al Qaeda on attacks against the United States. Cheney as of Monday said that Saddam had ties with Al Qaeda. Two entirely different concepts which of course gets twisted on purpose because I don't think Deborah Charles of Reuters and Hope yen of AP are morons who can't read. But at QandO, Jon Henke has it all neatly laid out on the confusion, though my feeling is those whose minds are made up don't care one bit about the difference.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
EU election fallout: Schroeder is now being pressured by SPD members to start replacing people after the disastarous election performance over the weekend. Chirac, however has said no changes in to his cabinet or policies. Iraq: Japan says they will send troops for the UN multinational force.
Sunday, June 13, 2004
EU Elections: Almost all the ruling parties got slapped down and Eurosceptics won big,the UKIP came in a surprise 3rd in votes sending 12 MEPs to Brussels. Gerald Schroeder and Jacques Chriac suffered humiliating defeats mostly for domestic issues. US Economy: Economist say the economy is up and growing, consumers still don't see it. One problem I have is the Bush Administration is not out there touting the numbers, perception is reality, change the perception. U.N. Oil for Food: William Safire column on how the U.N. is stonewalling the investigation. U.N.: UN getting shot at by people in Jenin for rebuilding houses smaller than the originals destroyed by an IDF operation in 2002.
Saturday, June 12, 2004
School Vouchers: Okay, 2 days ago, the Washington Post posted a story saying the voucher program in D.C. had more vouchers than applicants. Now AP says the voucher system is being "overwhelmed". Someone is lying or going to get a talking too by their editors if this story gets around. President Reagan and Blacks: Last week with all the praise Reagan got, you heard the old whining leftist claims against Reagan allowing Aids, homeless people all of a sudden appeared during his two terms in office,and blacks were "hurt" by Reagan's policies. Op-ed by Joseph Perkins from the San Diego Tribune puts that nonsense to rest. Sweden: This edition of W.W.S.G.D(what would socialist governments do) Sweden has large taxes on alcohol sales, because the EU forced them to relax import laws, sales of lesser taxed alcohol being imported to Sweden is larger than sales of alcohol domestically. What would be the logical decision in a pure business sense? Now take the opposite of that answer and you are now the swedish government. Not surprisingly, the EU told them to take a flying leap.
Friday, June 11, 2004
Ivory Coast: Supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo demostrating against the French asking them to leave the country because they believe the French are supporting the rebels. School Vouchers:Washington D.C new voucher program did not receive enough applications to fill all the space available. This has prompted voucher opponents to say the program is not needed and taking money away from public schools. I have to agree, why would anyone want to leave the Washington D.C. public school system. NYTIMING: Read the New York Times tomorrow and Bob Hebert's shocking column on how Mississippi Governor has passed a bill kicking 65,000 people of state assistance for medical help. Then go read the real story without the "THINK ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE" gimmick in it here. F*cking!: Town in Austria founded by Mr. F*ck and his family has voted against changing the name. Now what is really amazing is there are towns close by called Wank am see, Petting, Vomitville and Windpassing. EU elections: Labour is suffering heavy losses, Jacques Chirac and his party is heading for losses as well, the same for Schroeder and SDP in Germany. Australia: The Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiah may have sent out assassination squads to hunt Australians and other westerners in Indonesia. This could be a copy-cat tactic taken from Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia who are hunting down westerners.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
EU elections: The Euro-sceptics and far right wingers are surging in the polls in a number of countries which is causing concerns for the mainstream parties.
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
EU: New Europe is making France and Germany unhappy with offering low corporate taxes which is attracting companies to move eastward. Germany: Gerhard Schroeder and the SPD by poll results so far show them getting a beating in the EU elections and some local elections which will further show how unhappy German voters are with him. UK: The Times reporting Britain may back France/Germany into overturning the ban of weapon sales to China and in return China will sign an agreement "guaranteeing" human rights. Officials also believe that some EU code of conduct will stop China from abusing the weapons. Yeah..okay, this will work great. Saudi Attack: The Saudi Security force is accused of allowing three of the terrorists who carried out the attack on a resort that killed 22 people to escape because of fears they would blow up the building. Now Saudi leaders are trying to reassure people everything is okay. Here is the gist of everything going on, the Saudi security teams are not ready to deal with this, there are traitors in the security forces who are helping the terrorists, more attacks will becoming because the attacks so far are getting the desired results, which is fear and foreigners leaving the country who are needed to help run businesses in Saudi Arabia. This is the beginning of a power struggle in the country for control.