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More Thoughts on the Political Front

This items deal with the politics leading up to November

It’s time to review the George W. Bush Legacy: When Bush came into office, he not only found a balanced budget, but there was an existing treasury surplus. Therefore, it was time for a tax break-- for the wealthy.  And while he was reading his favorite book, My Pet Goat, two of the America’s tallest buildings came tumbling down.  So now George was advised by Vice President Dick Cheney and/or Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld, and/or a character named Paul Wolfowitz, along with the CIA that the Iraqis had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and were partially responsible for the 9/11 attacks.  The “Decision Maker” sent in our troops right after lying to Congress, the troops wiped out the Iraqi army.  The victorious George W. Bush appears on an aircraft carrier in his slightly used flight suit and announces “Mission Accomplished,” but the US Army fought for nine more years in Iraq.  So thus started the Middle East adventure.  

Next, Bush’s was told to attack Afghanistan to find and kill Osama bin Laden by those same advisors.  So here America is in two Middle East wars to the tune of $1,000,000,000 per day and the death of about 6,000 of America’s youth; also, an untold amount service men and women lost limbs and/or suffered post traumatic stress (PTSD).  Next comes the request to raise the debt ceiling to support two wars and the Republican Congress goes for it--several times. The economy starts to fail because of deregulated banks and George leaves office.

So why would gas prices go up?  Just because we spent a decade fighting in the Middle East?  Under Saddam Hussein, Iraqi kept the the Iranians under control; he avoided a civil war in between the Shiits and the Sunnis.  The American army and the mercenaries killed more Iraqis than the former Hussein government.

So now Obama takes office and is the blame for gas prices and the poor economy and several wars?  

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After the oil arrives through any pipeline, what happens?  It goes into an oil cartel called OPEC; they decide the price.  Those who believe American drilled oil goes directly to a refinery and then into the motorists’ gas tanks are living a dream.  Exxon clears 49 billion dollars a quarter and only fools blame Obama.

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If you missed the great TV comedy acts, say like Martin & Lewis, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton, or Carol Burnett--the comedy is back and it’s called the Republican debates.  The Republicans need to bring back Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry because they were the stars of the show.  To tell the truth, I was pulling for the Bachmann/Perry ticket, just think Michelle could keep us informed on the latest happenings of our revolutionary forefathers and Rick could have kept us up to date on the latest scientific discoveries by the Evangelicals.

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If the anti gay marriage item makes to the voters in November, Maryland could have a great “bigot ballot” with an African-American (black man) running for president and Latinos looking for a financial break for community colleges.  

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 And the present day Republicans are in the party of Lincoln?  Am I the only person to change my party registration to Independent or Democratic?

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Ed Veit March 26, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Buzzy & Kevin, You're right. Obama started two wars in the Middle East and sent 6000 GIs to their death, he took a surplus and turned it into a deficit, he tortured our captives, he deregulated the banks and Wall Street and then bottomed out housing mortgages, he screwed up healthcare so that folks with a pre-existing conditions couldn't receive medical assistance, he made the auto industry go bankrupt, he thinks corporations should have the same rights as people, Romney & Santorum are super candidates, he wants to do away with contraceptives, he thinks pregnancy through rape should be looked upon as a gift. Buzz, please don't send me websites--they too are opinions and not facts. Continue with the Washington Times and Fox News, they're right all the time. The next time you have an original thought you will be able to see stretch marks on your forehead.
kevin March 26, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Well Ed is all Obama you have ? I mean that wasn't George Bush heard on the open mike telling the Russian premier I only have one election left can you stall on this missile defense problem? Fact is he doesn't have any foreign diplomacy ,just four more years .He doesn't care about ANYTHING else, do you Ed ?Do really care about any grand kids ? Just wondering because if you were honest you'd see his dishonesty is tearing this country apart .Why is he trying to cause hatred over this hoodie killing? Why does he apologize and legitimize the terrorists complaints about the burned Korans? They were given to us to destroy by the afghan army to get rid of cryptic messages written inside of we burned them and two Americans were murdered AFTER OBAMA apologized. Bin Laden himself said you can't trust Fox News we can't manipulate them.That was reported by CNN from documents found in his hideout . Maybe were wrong to watch Fox maybe we should just get our news recommended by the world's leading terrorist?
Buzz Beeler March 26, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Sport fans, this just in, kevin two, and, wait a minute - Ed is still looking for his bat. Ed your a coach remember. Stats count right? FOX is number one. Ed's quote: :Buzz, please don't send me websites--they too are opinions and not facts." Might I be so bold as to ask you where you got your information that 6000 GI's were killed? Are you the sole source of facts cause if you are you might want to read this one. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/60-us-military-deaths-afghanistan-have-occurred-obama-was-inaugurated-2009 You'll notice it's not FOX or the Times.
Ed Veit March 28, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Glad you didn't count Iraq. And talking about cleaning up after something like Bush would take only several months, I noticed you did drug enforcement--did you clean it up? You were there 39 years. And as a coach I counted all stats--not just the ones that made me look good. Want to try 6000 again? And you have to remember dear Kevin, he thought he had something when he talked about my coaching career--it had nothing to do with the topic, but he had to eat his words. I am not the sole source of facts--but BUZZY, you have no opinions. Might I comment that your foray into education claims you want to reduce class size--how's it going, have you been any place where you could impact that empty thought--Like I told you before, your education credits are lean--you only attend but do not graduate. Go watch Fox News and listen to Rush Limbaugh--they match your mentality.
Buzz Beeler March 28, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Ed you have to stop and read what you wright. You make no sense? You kind of lost me. I think there is more than one paragraph there. Your reference to my work in drug enforcement is as bit of a stretch. That was my job assignment. We enforce the laws that cops don't make. Oh by the way, crime will be around until the end of time. Is the 6,000 number you allude to (comma after 6 remember) is that fact or opinion, because the facts are a little different than your number or opinion. You said, "but BUZZY, you have no opinions." Ed everyone has opinions. I attended college but did not graduate. Ron Smith never graduated from high school and these people never graduated college either. http://www.collegedropoutshalloffame.com/ What's with you grammar? This is a little confusing, "empty thought--Like I told you ..." I might be wrong, but I think a period would be more appropriate than a dash. We street cops had a saying about some commanders - book smart, but street stupid.

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