When I first found out that Jenna Bush was getting married, when it was first announced in August 2007, I thought for sure she was pregnant. But I was wrong. I hate when I’m wrong. I was actually surprised when I found out she was getting married. It all feels like an orchestrated image makeover for the wild-child Jenna. After years of getting negative publicity, for things like underage drinking and dancing on tables, it was time for a makeover. As part of the image makeover, Jenna signed up for UNICEF, traveled to South America, found some time to teach elementary school, and wrote a children’s book about HIV. It’s like the Bush clan decided to give her the Stepford-Wife makeover. The same one Laura Welch Bush got, to cover for her teenage shenanigans. (more…)
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Posted in Politics, Gossip, Current Events, Republicans, tagged Laura Bush, George Bush, Jenna Bush, Jenna Bush wedding, Jenna Bush makeover, Henry Hager, George and Laura divorce, Republicans in love, Oscar de la Renta wedding dress on May 11, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, Feminism, News, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd, Clinton, Dick Cheney, evil Bush, evil Cheney, George Bush, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John Kerry, Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Ted Kennedy on March 21, 2008 | 7 Comments »
Today, Bill Richardson joined the parade of mostly white, male politicians endorsing Barack Obama. I find it interesting that the guy who benefited so much from the Clinton administration, decided to endorse Barack Obama, instead of Hillary Clinton. Why? Because the boys club of Washington does NOT want a woman in the White House. They think it’s good enough that we have Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, 3rd in line from the Presidency. The good news is that we’re only a heart attack and an assassination* away from having a woman president. The bad news is that this scenario is highly unlikely. (more…)
Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, News, Politics, Republicans, State of the Union, tagged Antonio Villaraigosa, Armenian Genocide, Curious George, George Bush, Hillary Clinton, JFK, John F Kennedy, Kennedy clan, Nancy Pelosi, No Child Left Behind, State of the Union, State of the Union Address on January 28, 2008 | 6 Comments »
How many people does it take to announce “Madame Speaker, the President of United States”? If you said 2, you’re right! On this momentous occasion, the last State of the Union by President Bush, it took two people to announce his arrival. In the past, this arduous task was handled by one person. (more…)
Posted in Current Events, Politics, tagged 9/11, 935 lies, al Qaeda, Al Qaida, Bin Ladin, Bush Propaganda, George Bush, George Bush Lies, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Propaganda, Saddam Hussein, September 11 on January 24, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
The Center for Public Integrity reports that in the two years following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration, and seven of his top officials (Cheney, Condi, Rummie, etc.), made at least 935 false statements about the security threats posed by Saddam Hussein and Iraq. That’s right, 935 lies. According to the report, President Bush made at least 232 false statements about weapons of mass destruction about Iraq and at least 28 false statements about Iraq’s links to Al Qaida. (more…)
So Marion Jones was sentenced to 6 months of jail time for lying about steroid use and something about her punishment really bothers me. I’m not condoning steroid use. I’m just tired of seeing harsher punishment applied in some cases and overlooked in others. So here are some examples of “crimes” and their corresponding punishments.
1. Marion Jones. Lied about steroid use, and got 6 months of jail time. A federal judge had decided to send a message instead of showing leniency.
Real crime: successful female athlete, who may or may not have known about the steroids. Gets a harsh punishment to send a message to the rest of the sports establishment… and for the mistakes of athletes such as Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds and that other dude that won Tour de France post Lance Armstrong… Floyd Landis. (more…)
Amongst my generation Obama seems to be the more popular choice. He’s obviously charismatic and intelligent, both necessary qualities for a good leader (although our current leader is missing the “intelligent” quality, but that’s besides the point). He gives great speeches. He’s got Oprah’s endorsement. And he’s light-skinned enough not to scare of too many white folks. He’s the perfect black candidate to run for office. But for some strange reason, Obama does not excite me. I say strange because typically I’m very excited by all things black or with any hint of color. But Barack just doesn’t do it for me. (more…)