Gov. Ed Rendell tells FOX news they are the most "fair and balanced":
Yeah right! The other stations never say anything bad about Obama. Rev. Who? Oh yeah - MSNBC devoted tons of time last week to the Wright controversy.
Finally there is something I can agree on with the Supreme Court. They have refused to review the Justice Department's appeal on the raid of Rep. William Jefferson's office. That leaves a lower court's ruling that the raid was unconstitutional intact.
Don't get me wrong on this - I firmly believe Jefferson is corrupt and should be punished for that. I have had a problem with this raid however. It puts one branch of government above the other. The House can't force people from the administration to testify before Congress, so how can the executive branch hold such power over the legislative?
This also prevents a possible slide down a dangerous road. Imagine if one party controls the White House and the other controls Congress. If the party in the White House is corrupt enough, then they could drum up reasons on members of Congress to search their offices. With the current President, I wouldn't put it past him to try something like this. Thankfully there is a little more protection there now.
Hillary can't even pay the bills:
Hillary Rodham Clinton's cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months - freeing up cash for critical media buys but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small-business circles.
A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community - and anyone else who will listen - to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.
Maybe that's why her big supporters are threatening to withhold money from Democratic organizations; they think they might have to bail her out. If anything though, it's just another reason she needs to leave the race.
He is just sooo loved.
Time for things to heat up even more in Iraq:
But a defiant al-Sadr called on his followers Saturday to ignore the order, saying that his Mahdi Army would turn in its weapons only to a government that can "get the occupier out of Iraq," referring to the Americans.
This fight is Shiite on Shiites. Things are going really bad in Iraq now, and we got the next Petraeus report coming up very soon. Things are going to get interesting in the spin rooms.
All the same, I am glad to see the story get some traction now. People need to know that the man behind McCain's economic policy is the same man that has lead us to the disaster we are in today.
Phil Gramm is McCain's chief economic adviser and was one of the chief architects of the deregulation of the banking industry that helped get us into the mortgage crisis. Now George Bush is proposing sweeping new regulations of the banking industry to help prevent more problems. This appears to go strongly against Gramm's beliefs, as well as the neo-con belief of "smaller government" over all. It is going to be interesting to see how the neo-cons respond to this new proposal.
I know people that shoot all their outside shots with a polarizing filter attached to their lens. This gets rid of reflections. Here is a picture that is a perfect reason not to do that. Sometimes the reflection you get can really set off the image.
President Bush, saying that "normalcy is returning back to Iraq," argued Thursday that last year's U.S. troop "surge" has improved Iraq's security to the point where political and economic progress are blossoming as well.
Yeah because Americans are so stupid and don't see the news, like:
- Shiite anger mounts in Iraq amid clashes
- Green zone hit for fourth day this week
- Black smoke near US embassy after Baghdad blast
- Baghdad security plan spokesman kidnapped--police
- Iraq: 2 guards to Iraq's vice president killed during Green Zone shelling
- Americans in Green Zone under siege
- U.S. Informs Diplomats: Take Cover in Baghdad
That's Bush's normalcy for you. All from the past 24 hours. Why don't he head on over there and take a stroll down the street and let us know how it goes?