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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It's Time for a Change

It's time for a change in Washington. Hopefully, this election will restore some balance to the branches of government. Congress has been Bush's pet for too long.

Oh sure, the Republicans are howling about Bush's failures in Iraq now. But won't they go right back to supporting those same policies right after the election? We need an opposition in Congress now more than ever.

It's time for Bush to learn to play well with others.

It's time to pass an amendment to the Constitution that makes a president's immediate family ineligible to become president.

And, no, it is not time for Nancy Pelosi's agenda. The Democrats would be wise to focus on exposing Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld and Cheney and save the country from their foreign policy.

It's time for Congress to find out how our money is being spent in Iraq. Who is siphoning off those billions and to which numbered Swiss accounts?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Former SKorean leader faults Bush on North Korea Nuke Test

Apparently some in South Korea think Bush's policies contributed to their pursuit of nuclear weapons.

How can that be? Just because Bush placed them in the jingoistic Axis of Evil, invaded one "member" of the Axis and surrounded another, doesn't mean North Korea should feel any need to get weapons that cause Bush to think about twice.

And Bush's actions aren't motivating Iran's nuclear efforts either. Uh huh.

Friday, October 06, 2006

John McQuaid Makes some Excellent Points

This fellow makes the point that politicians don't seem to care about whether they do a good job or not. I guess that's true, especially if you are in Congress and its highly unlikely you'll be turned out in the next election.

I think its about time we stopped letting these people abuse the rest of us. Term limits, proportional representation and instant runoff voting are the cure.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A great thing to add to the US constitution

Richard Cohen makes a good case for adding an amendment to the US constitution that wold prohibit children of presidents from running for the office themselves. "Now is the time for yet another amendment. This one would ensure that no child of a president could become president."

Cohen explains that Bush's reasons for invading Iraq are somewhat colored by his father's experience with the country. Given the magnitude of the decisions made by the chief executive of any government, its probably a good idea to keep family stuff out of the decision making process.