Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Hump Day Musings

Europeans Don't Like Us

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is totally sick of reading these polls.

President Bush’s re-election was viewed negatively by a majority of people in several European countries — including those in Britain, America’s strongest ally in the war in Iraq, Associated Press polling found.

The president was not the only one viewed unfavorably. Americans generally were seen in an unfavorable light by many in France, Germany and Spain, countries not supportive of U.S. Iraq policies.

When the hell are there going to be opinion polls done asking Americans their opinion of France? Why are we never given the opportunity to express our displeasure with these gutless European twats? Why can’t we talk about how much we hate the French as a people? Yes, Europe hates us, fine. When do we get the chance to speak?

But if you ask Democrats, these are the people who should have a veto over our national security.

International resentment of the Bush administration has spilled over to include bad feelings for the American people, too - at least in three European countries that opposed U.S. policies in Iraq.

People in France, Germany and Spain are more likely to have an unfavorable than favorable view of Americans, Associated Press polling found.

Just over half in France and Germany said they viewed Americans unfavorably. Almost half in Spain felt that way, while a third of Spaniards viewed Americans favorably.

Well, too bad for Europe, this is our country. Just because Europe doesn't want there to be a strong America doesn't mean we should listen to them. Remember, the number of people in the United States that voted for Bush is greater than the entire population of France.

There is a great line from Die Hard the first Die Hard Movie when Danny Glover is lamenting that God hates him for teaming him up with Gibson and he says to Gibson that God has to hate him for this and Gibson says—“Then do what I do-- just hate him back!”

I feel the same way about the French.

U.S. Senate Democrats Monday signaled they would continue to try and unofficially oversee the Bush administration.

Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, D-N.D., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced several oversight hearings on a range of subjects next hear.

The minority party in Congress argued the Republican leadership has skirted its responsibility for administration oversight as defined in the Constitution.

Now you just have to love this if you’re a Republican or a Bush supporter. This may be the very thing that gives the Republicans a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. At some point someone on the left is going to have to come to grips with the old adage that when you’re in a hole –Stop Digging!

You want Holiday Cheer??

This had me laughing out loud.

A warning from the pages of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times:

Before you wear your cool yellow LiveStrong wristband at the hospital, think twice.

Several area hospitals are putting the brakes on Lance Armstrong's cancer organization fundraising bracelets. It's not cold-hearted backlash, but rather a safety precaution.

Patients wear colored bracelets to identify safety needs, said Lisa Johnson, vice president of patient services for Morton Plant Mease Health Care. Yellow stands for "do not resuscitate."

"Hey, have you seen my new bracelet? It's to die for."

A must read for any that think the Rumsfield gotcha question from an embedded reporter was unusual. The press has obviously decided that now that Ashcroft is gone they must have a target and Rummy is it.

Read the article from the Wall Street Journal and get the truth for a change. You won't get the truth from the Washington Post, L.A. Times or the New York Times.

Question Authority

What the media got wrong about Spc. Wilson and Secretary Rumsfeld.


Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST