Screw Thank You Very Much From the Bush Badministration
Anyone visiting the Funny Farm on a semi-frequent basis (and, they know who you are - they always have. It’s all for the best, you know?) knows that the word struck through in the title is something much more, er, emphatic
, when used in everyday language.
But anyways,... on to the latest tidbit - courtesy of Eschaton/Atrios
. It seems that Drinky McDumbAss and the God SquadTM
holding another photo op to promote the
elite cash grab tax cuts for the rich and corporations
‘jobs and growth plan’. And the workers might have to work Saturday to make up for their attendance at the photo op:
About 340 workers at an Omaha plastics factory will lose pay or have to work next Saturday to make up for time lost during a visit by President Bush on Monday to promote his "jobs and growth plan," their boss said today.
Airlite's plans were reported in today's Omaha World-Herald. It was the second time this week that Bush's aggressive schedule of photo opportunities brought unwanted publicity. Several Democrats on Capitol Hill complained last week that the president's May Day speech on an aircraft carrier had been a political use of military assets.
---- well,... duh!
Bush said in his prerecorded radio address today that his message in his travels next week "will be simple: The surest way to grow this economy and create jobs is to leave more money in the hands of the people who earn it."
In the Democratic response, Gov. James E. McGreevey (N.J.) called for a "return to the days of balanced budgets, responsible spending and investments -- investments in education, roads and small businesses."
The president and first lady Laura Bush are spending the weekend in Santa Fe at the home of Roland W. Betts, a New York developer who was a Bush fraternity brother at Yale University and his partner when he owned the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Bush golfed today at a course beneath the snow-capped Rockies, and joshed coyly with reporters when they lobbed their customary questions at the first tee.
"When I say I'm not answering questions, it means I'm not going to answer questions," Bush said. "But thank you for asking. I understand you're trying to do your job." Later, when a reporter tried to ask about golf and began, "Uhhhh," Bush scolded, "I don't think you heard me correctly."
Of course, they’ll still have to make up the time
. After all, the other shifts still have to work that day. They probably have to work more to make up for the lost production and such. There are memories around here of the time pResident JetBoy and pRime Minister
Cretin Chretien shut down the Ambassador Bridge
for a significant period of time for a photo opportunity. And on a Monday yet again. I can only imagine how much pretending to run AmeriKKKa eats into one’s tee times... not to mention someone actually trying to work for a living. Thanks, Putsch