Bush Whines Over Money

Posted: 11/30/2007 by Floyd in
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Bush continued his whining over money and continues to worry about what makes him happy and for some reason he is not worried over the 10 million middle-class children him and his cronies took health care from or the education bill to educate our children,,so how much am I worried about his whining??? Not very....

The person to blame here is Bush himself because the money has been approved, I mean, you can't expect an upended commitment for eternity, especially when the Iraqi government is making no head-way and taking in account we have already sunk billions and billions in this money pit with no results. Journalists have said it is a dangerous option to walk within 95% of Baghdad.

I would suggest the word of the day might be bipartisanship,,,is a two way street. Congress should have done this last year but as I have said they have went on and bent over backwards for a year now, it is high time to say we can't even have enough money to take care of our own, how do we know what is best for other countries?
Bush Urges Emergency War Funds to Avoid Defense Layoffs - washingtonpost.com

Louisiana Weekly - Your Community. Your Newspaper.

Posted: 11/26/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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This is quite a good writen article about where priorities lay when it comes to domestic issues and those who simply want to faten their wallets and brush off the issues which matter to most Americans; Once again, the President asked Congress for billions of dollars in war funding for a tragic war in Iraq, while vetoing important domestic priorities like Labor-HHS appropriations and health care for 10 million of our nation's children! This is yet another example of President Bush's insensitive priorities: tax cuts for the rich and billions spent on his oil war, while right here in The United States, he denies health coverage to millions of poor children! It is no wonder that his approval ratings have dipped below 30 percent! For the cost of less than 40 days in Iraq, we could have provided health care coverage to 10 million children for an entire year! It is simply mind blowing that while the President continues to spend over $10 billion per month in Iraq, and over $600 billion on the war from its outset - the administration refuses to pay less than $3.50 a day to cover a child through CHIP! Louisiana Weekly - Your Community. Your Newspaper.

Bush Cries Foul?

Posted: 11/22/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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I was reading a story over at the S.F Chronicle, an opinion by Robert Scheer talking about Ron Paul and his opposition to the war effort and pointing out and putting into perspective just what kind of money we are talking about here. Ron pointed out that the money could have paid for lots of things in the way of domestic issues and the infrastructure of our 'own country.'Money could have paid for a lot of things we could have used here at home. As Paul points out, for what the Iraq war costs, we could present each family of four a check for $46,000 - which exceeds the $43,000 median household income in his Texas district. He asks: "What about the impact of those costs on education, the very thing that so often helps to increase earnings? $46,000 would cover 90 percent of the tuition costs to attend a four-year public university in Texas for both children in that family of four. But, instead of sending kids to college, too often we're sending them to Iraq, where the best news in a long time is they aren't killing our men and women as fast as they were last month."

Just recently Bush vetoed a bill that could help 10 million children of middle-class Americans and more recent the education bill that would help our young people, but yet now when Congress, let me restate that, the Democratic Congress wants some kind of accountability on this run-away spending and funding of these wars and want to focus more on an exit plan and training of Iraqis and every American out there knows how this has gone, well in the light of this Bush cries 'foul'.

This is not the first time Congress has asked for some kind of accountability and has been met with school yard tactics, it is high time that Congress says 'the buck stops here' and we won't let our country go down the drain to save someones ego. The middle-class have seen time and again the issues that face our country and dare I say even our children that are taking a back seat just because we want to erect more 20 foot walls in Baghdad.

Approval of the funding failed when Democrats blocked a Republican bill that would have allocated $70 billion to the war without conditions. Read that carefully no conditions and no accountability for anything, now they expect the Dems to go along with this while they vote down domestic issues for our own country in the SCHIP and education bill. See when we look at the facts we can understand this a little better Bush and his cronies do not want bipartisanship, they only use that word when it suits their own agenda.
S.F Chronicle


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Another One Bails

Posted: 11/20/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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In recent months some of Bush's closest aides -- including several who came to Washington with him nearly seven years ago -- have left or announced they would leave soon. Among them have been his longtime political advisor Karl Rove; Dan Bartlett, the White House counselor; Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales; and Karen Hughes, who preceded Bartlett as counselor and held several other key posts. Most recently Hughes had been the State Department's undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Seems the turn-over is high kinda like your local Mickey Dee's, can't image why?
Domestic security advisor is latest Bush aide to resign - Los Angeles Times

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OPEC Interested in Non-Dollar Currency - Netscape Money & Business

Posted: 11/18/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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OPEC seems to be considering a non-dollar currency according to this report, with Iran issuing a blistering statement;
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that OPEC's members have expressed interest in converting their cash reserves into a currency other than the depreciating U.S. dollar, which he called a ``worthless piece of paper.''

Saudi Arabia opposed a move by Iran to have OPEC include the concerns over the falling dollar to be included in the summits closing statesments, the Saudi's seemed concerned that even talk about the dollar could further it's decline. On Sunday Saudi Arabia seems to have comprimised on the issue and voiced this statement; But by Sunday, it appeared that Saudi Arabia had compromised. Though the final declaration delivered Sunday did not specifically mention concern over the weak dollar, the organization directed its finance ministers to study the issue.

In other words it is left open as something to be looked at.
OPEC Interested in Non-Dollar Currency - Netscape Money & Business

Another slap in the face of middle-America

Posted: 11/14/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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Intensifying his battle with Congress over federal spending, President Bush on Tuesday vetoed an appropriations bill for the first time, rejecting $150.7 billion in spending for school aid, health care and other domestic programs.But as he complained about the cost of that bill, which would have increased spending on these programs by 4.3% over last year, Bush signed a $471-billion defense appropriations bill that pushed up military spending by more than 9.5%.

There are some Republicans on board but not enough to over-ride this veto, this is your government at work folks, this is the people we send to Washington looking out for our schools and children, Kudos to Nancy and the others standing up for education and the head-start program and thinking about our domestic needs. Kudos to the Republicans who also believe that our domestic agenda needs put in perspective and see middle-America as in dire repair.

You know as I read news article's such as this I think CNN and the other news agencies just don't get it do they? Congress low approval ratings when put in perspective are just a few bad apples in the barrel a few hindering progress, when you chase this all down there are some who just are hindering the process and I believe that is how America is reading this. Americans with the net are much more informed than others who depend on the news agencies for their info.
Bush vetoes domestic spending bill - Los Angeles Times

WKYT - Polls

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No wonder I can't watch T.V for McConnell's ads, we have not even picked one yet Mitch. Guess I better head over and make another donation to act blue. This is some kind of ad put out by the T.V station but it is rather encouraging.
WKYT - Polls

Veterans Now and Then

Posted: 11/11/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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It is veterans day a time to think of all who have served and sacrificed for this great nation, no task is to small and no task is to large,,,thank you for all you have done not only today but everyday.




Nancy's new found authority

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I have attacked the Dems for leadership and Nancy stands tall and does her part,,you go girl; WASHINGTON - The House yesterday narrowly approved a $73.8 billion measure to protect millions of families from the alternative minimum tax and offer new tax breaks to middle-income homeowners and low-income parents, offset by tax increases that would land primarily on wealthy Wall Street financiers.
"We planted the flag for fiscal responsibility . . . as we gave a tax cut to the middle class," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.).

This is what I'm talking about standing and taking it to 'em with this kind of responsbility, I am impressed by this new boldness to stand and not wavier and when it comes to the back-bone of America I admire her for this new found authority, she must be reading some of the blogs out there,,good job.
House backs bill to block alternative tax for millions Philadelphia Inquirer 11/10/2007

Toyota Not So Green After All

Posted: 11/10/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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Found a good article coming out in Newsweek concerning Toyota and how really it has changed it's environmentally green stance for a another kind of green the kind we find in greed. We chalk all this up to Toyota and how it is opposing new gas mileage laws and in fact has joined with the three in a lawsuit against California over legislation to reduce global-warming. We need not look far until we quickly realize the green behind Toyota's shift, the Toyota Tundra for instance Toyota's hog getting 14 mpg city. Toyota is not looking for ways to help or improve our environment, Toyota is looking at the bottom line.
Toyota’s Green Problem Newsweek Project Green Newsweek.com
Toyota's Environmental claims
Top 10 Green Automobile's

Americans felt better about Nixon

Posted: 11/08/2007 by Floyd in
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According to the esteemed Gallop Americans approved more of Nixon during Watergate than Bush,,now that is really surprising to me,,hmmm, In fact, Bush has more intense disapproval than Nixon had during Watergate.
Truthdig - A/V Booth - Watergate Era Nixon Beats Bush in Poll

Congress.org your Senators at work

Posted: 11/07/2007 by Floyd in
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O.K people listen up and take notes, this is your government at work. These are the people put in office to represent you as middle-class and lower middle-class and Kentuckians pay close attention as one of the poorest states in the Union make sure you see where your Senators stand on on this issue, I think the record speaks for itself. it is high time I think our Representatives let go of the hand of big business such as the medical industry and start representing the people who elected them.
Congress.org

AlZip Extractor & Disk Scrubber

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Well it has been a while since I posted about useful tools but here is a good freebie, it's called AlZip and of course it is free, I have been using this for about a month now with no problems so far but I just mainly use these for zip files and rar, it opens them both blazing fast and when you make a file or open one you can see it good, where on the others I've tried I need a magnifying glass to see it.

This thing has a lot of features to offer check it out, another thing about this little utility is that it is light weight and does not consume much, the minimum requirements are 32 megs of Ram and only 10 megs of Drive.
ALZip zip unzip file compression utility - zip, archive, backup email large files

Want to scrub that disk here is a neat free one for you to use it's called hard disk scrubber and it over-writes all the free space on your drive to make it unrecoverable. There are many out there you can buy for a fee but this one is free, I do have it on my computer but have not used it yet, so can not make a fair assessment of the value but if it does like it says it will could prove useful if I want to junk the computer or change a drive.

Hard Disk Scrubber


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House Votes to Override Bush’s Veto of Water Projects - New York Times

Posted: 11/06/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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Well we knew this was a long time coming but Congress has finally got it's footing on it's first over-ride of a veto by Bush. This is a bill that has a lot to do with the situtation after hurricane Katrina tore up the Gulf.


The bill, formally the Water Resources Development Act, would authorize $3.5 billion in work for the hurricane-striken region of Louisiana and nearly $2 billion in the Everglades restoration. It also icludes billions of dollars more for flood control, restoration and other projects favored by individual lawmakers, which was a key to its passage in Congress.

House Votes to Override Bush’s Veto of Water Projects - New York Times

New Govenor for the Bluegrass

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Steve Beshear the Democratic Challenger has made a rout of it and at 98% of votes counted is holding a commanding lead over Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher 59%-41%. I knew I was feeling kinda confidant yesterday, just hope Mitch is reading all this.

WKYT - WYMT News 57 Mountain News Homepage - All The News, Weather, and Sports from Eastern Kentucky

Posted: 11/05/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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FRANKFORT, KY (November 2, 2007) -- Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced that agents with the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) will visit numerous precincts throughout the state to observe the conduct of the general election on November 6, 2007.

Tomorrow is election day for our Governor among other races, the Secretary of State seems to be the close race to watch at this time. So remember to get out there and vote.
WKYT - WYMT News 57 Mountain News Homepage - All The News, Weather, and Sports from Eastern Kentucky

No evidence of Iranian nuclear-weapons program, experts say - 11/03/2007 - MiamiHerald.com

Posted: 11/04/2007 by Floyd in
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WASHINGTON -- Despite President Bush's claims that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons that could trigger ''World War III,'' experts in and out of government say there's no conclusive evidence that Tehran has an active nuclear-weapons program.
Even his own administration appears divided about the immediacy of the threat. While Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney speak of an Iranian weapons program as a fact, Bush's point man on Iran, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, has attempted to ratchet down the rhetoric.
No evidence of Iranian nuclear-weapons program, experts say - 11/03/2007 - MiamiHerald.com

Britain Praises Iraqi Kurds’ Efforts to End Crisis - New York Times

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While Turkish and American officials have stepped up criticism of Iraqi Kurdish leaders for failing to curb the guerrilla fighters who have sanctuary in northern Iraq, a top British official lent his support to the Kurdish regional government during a visit on Thursday and indicated that he was confident of its commitment to resolving the crisis.

I agree with Mr. Browne on this one, why would one alienate the only Ally bloc we have in the whole of Iraq?
Britain Praises Iraqi Kurds’ Efforts to End Crisis - New York Times

Bush Vetoes Water Bill, Citing Cost of $23 Billion - New York Times

Posted: 11/03/2007 by Floyd in Labels:
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Another veto and this one was concerning water resource projects to which most of the ravaged Gulf Coast would benefit. It does seem like a large cost $23 billion and it is a domestic project and does not have anything to do with the war funding machine, so it is likely to be on the chopping block. Any thing domestic has not mattered before it should not come as any surprise to Americans that it would matter now, just business as usual.
Bush Vetoes Water Bill, Citing Cost of $23 Billion - New York Times