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"Every Being Counts, Every Person Matters...."

...unless they're sitting where we'd like to drop our bombs.

I admit that I only watch actual mainstream news in small easily-digested bites. I have a number of reasons, but mostly I think the corporate news programs refuse to be relevant. I could be wrong, but I don't remember anyone else outside of the blogs calling the presidents cynical "culture of life" bullshit veto for what it is--a cynical, um, well, bullshit veto. When Tony Snow said to the press gaggle, "What the President has said is that he doesn't want human life destroyed. Now, you may consider that insignificant." No one bothered to ask how that applies to the mostly civilian casualties of the Israeli bombing campaign and the US attempts to oppose the UN resolutions calling for a ceasefire; or the 50-100,000 dead Iraqis (or even the oldie-but-goodie, his fast food approach to the death penalty-- more people served faster).

It makes my head hurt that the president is more concerned w…
I'll Never Be Ashamed To Be an American, But Sometimes It Does Make My head Hurt

I imagine that when I get to Spain more time than I would like will be spent trying to explain the decisions of my president and why he is the president. But how can you explain this guy? If anyone has a nice simple answer I can give I would appreciate it. I have mostly avoided his press conferences and pr speeches throughout his presidency and before. I can barely take him in print but seeing and hearing him causes me to hemorrhage internally. Sadly everytime I see him he's actually worse than I could have thought possible.

As the situation in the middle east continues to deteriorate, could it be anymore obvious that we have the worst possible president for such a volatile time? The region is on the verge of exploding and this modern day Nero can't wait to roast pork over the flames. At least Nero could fiddle, this idiot can't even hold a guitar correctly.
Minimum Wage

Is there anyone who can say honestly and with a straight face that our representatives are not promoting class warfare? After pushing deficit-building, budget-busting (wartime)tax cuts that overwhelmingly favor the rich and giving themselves another raise, how do the senators voting against raising the minimum wage justify their votes?