A News Release from the DNC:
Washington, DC - Today, in a move that will appease his right-wing political base, President Bush exercised his veto power for the first time in five years. Bush's veto blocks crucial legislation that would further life-saving stem cell research, and in the process, denies hope to millions of Americans.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
If there was ever any doubt, George Bush has unequivocally established himself as the worst president ever. The first veto of his six-year presidency has struck down a bill passed overwhelmingly in both houses of Congress to provide federal funding for stem cell research.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
In 1994, Newt Gingrich and the Radical GOP Promised Us a “Contract with America” – And All We Have Gotten, After 12 Years (to Quote George W. Bush) Is Sh*t!
The GOP are masters at marketing and emotional manipulation, but they don't know jacksh*t about governing, except for stuffing the pockets of the wealthy, themselves, and their GOP campaign contributors.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH FOR JULY 19, 2006
1//The Independent, UK--PLAN FOR ‘CREDIT CARDS’ TO RATION INDIVIDUALS’ CARBON USE (A limit could be imposed on the carbon each person pumps into the atmosphere under proposals being considered by the Government to combat global warming. A credit card-style trading system would ensure that people pay for air travel, electricity, gas and petrol with carbon rations as well as cash, under the plans to be floated today by David Miliband, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in a speech to the Audit Commission. … Under the proposals, all citizens would be given a personal carbon allowance, based on national targets for cutting CO2 emissions. People who take measures to cut the pollution they produce could sell their surplus. Those who continue to produce pollution above their personal cap would have to buy credits on the open market.)
The Other World War III
by Tony Peyser
This battle's being fought
In a manner overt
Over a CIA agent
Who used to be covert.
Bush is a multimillionaire, and a very big expense tab to the American taxpayer, but he still can't afford a pound of couth. I thought it was standard procedure that everyone in the White House got one, whether they needed it or not.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Ruth Lopez
Bush is fried. He's either drinking, smoking pot, medicated, or some combination of all of them. Either that or the man has taken a one-way trip to crazy town.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
Ah, World War III. Newt Gingrich is calling you.
It's hard to see into another man's mind, but I expect that he's thinking of a Band of Brothers reenactment.
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. Mark Twain, letter, 1908.
The Bush GOP, a group of sycophantic scavengers, are selling out our ports, our roads, infrastructure, our common wealth ... what's next? Our icons? Our States? Maybe it's time for Americans to quit joking about the sale of this and that, such as the Brooklyn bridge, and find out who really owns it, and what else in this country is being disposed of, discounted, and up for sale, besides our democracy, our Bill of Rights, along with the cheapening of the lives of all Americans.