Thursday, August 31, 2006

Falling Back into Old Habits

The Bush Administration has had a rough row of it the past couple of years. Fueled by the (mis)handling of the Iraq war, post-Katrina recovery (not to mention the near-constant promotion or adulation of those who make serious mistakes), etc., it has not been a happy-go-lucky time for the Bushies. What do you do when your political back is against the wall? Take it to the next level (guys in backwards hats who have subscriptions to Maxim will use the term "go big or go home" to describe this typ of situation).

But how do you do this? If you are a member of the Bush administration, you accuse your opponents of being: (a) cowards; (b) morons; (c) unpatriotic; or (d) all of the above. It worked for the 2004 election, so they've gone back to the tried-and-true.


Oh, and don't forget to mention September 11 as much as possible:

However, VP Cheney does not pay attention to his boss's statements, who made clear the week prior that Iraq had nothing to with 9/11 (thankfully, there is even video), not to mention his statements of 3 years ago. Then again, consistency and accuracy did not win the White House, so who am I to nitpick?

Back by Popular Demand

Like the neverending KISS farewell tour, CNB has returned once again. The lack of posting has been driven partly by a busy work schedule, but also by the fact that it seems that there is nothing to add to the 12 million (a low estimate) blogs out there that cut and paste various news stories (with a "read this" link), or to those who actually have jobs as commentators.

However, I had more than one person request that CNB return. It may have been the number of drinks I had, but the requestors appeared to be serious. Only actual comments will prove their seriousness, I guess.

Thus, the waste of bandwidth that is CNB is back. Alert the media, as something needs to take over from Glenn Ford's death as the lead news story. Admit it, you thought he was already dead, didn't you?