The political rantings of Nevada Jack (whose picture Blogger can't seem to post).
After not hibernating for most of the winter, I’ve been napping a lot lately and haven’t gotten a chance to do any interviews. I gotta wake up or I’m going to lose my sarcastic edge. Furthermore, I now have a competitor for the sarcastic take on the news. Desert Rat has started reporting over on Ed Abbey’s blog. On June 28, DR filed his recent interview of old Georgie Boy himself. It’s a hoot. Check it out.
A year ago I broke the story about the political consequences of Viagra. This past week, the beer guzzling and trash talking Rush Limbaugh was caught by custom agents in Florida with a bottle of the drug prescribed to someone other than himself. It’s been widely reported that his doctor, who prescribed the drug for himself, gave Rush the pills as a way to avoid embarrassment. According to my sources, that’s not quite true. Rush stole the bottle from his doctor’s office after the Doc refused to give him the drug saying that the chances anyone as ugly or obnoxious as Rush needing the drug was pretty slim. The doctor was also trying to protect the human gene pool, just in case Rush got lucky. Although unconfirmed, it’s rumored that Limbaugh was returning from a speaking engagement at the International Conference of Deaf and Blind Women (ICDBW).
I’ve also been a bit troubled about the way Bush and Cheney have been treating the New York Times. They're about as nice to the Times as I've been to Rush and company. As Arianna Huffington pointed out, after publishing all the Administration’s lies leading up to the Iraqi War, someone over at the Times finally realized that their loyalty (and I might responsibility) is with their readers and not the President. After trying his best to dominate the courts and legislature in order to insure that he has a pad of blank checks (instead of checks and balances), Bush and Cheney are upset with the news media. Spiro Agnew (remember him, he was Nixon’s Vice President who resigned in disgrace) was the first guy I remember blaming his problems on a liberal media conspiracy. Anytime a conservative politician has something to hid, it’s always the fault of the “liberal media.” Isn’t it a conservative value to take responsibility for the consequences of one’s own actions? But then, isn’t it also a conservative value to live within your means? How can Bush call himself a conservative?
On another political topic, my fellow Michigander (is that how you spell it? I ain't from here, ya’ll know) blogger Karen, recently blasted Congress trying to give themselves a pay raise while refusing to raise the minimum wage rate. Come on Karen, don’t you know that with Abramoff’s demise, those working up on the Hill are having to live frugally and cut expenses? A few weeks ago, Karen shared her wise husband’s observation of that macho man in the White House. “If Bush had served in Vietnam, we’d won the war.” Ah, if only history could be so different.
Well, ‘nuf said. I have to let Sage get back to the computer so he can work on a letter of recommendation for Murf who’s applying for Grad School. Good luck Murf, you’ll now need all the luck you can get!