Smart Liberal and Female


Whose White House is it???

I can remember a time when you could actually tour the White House.  Hell, I took s, the tour in 1994.  I didn’t need a group of 13, 10, or some other absurd number.  I just requested a tour and gave some personal information-then magically I would show up at the White House and a tour guide would show a group of us around. 

First of all…isn’t the White House the peoples house?  As in you and me…and every other citizen out there?  Second of all…don’t our taxes maintain it?  Now I know the President and his family get to live there, great, but it’s still supposed to be our house! 

This is something I ranted about continually throughout the President Bush (43’s) term-well one of the many things.  And now the guy I voted for isn’t turning out to be any better about this.  What a disappointment.  I got up this morning and my husband was reading me some funny quotes from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.  And President Obama had some good ones, so I got online to see what else I could find.  Instead I read some crap about LA in DC.  PUKE!  Take a look at what set me off!

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22316.html

So, do I vomit now or later.  It seems every day I read so and so is at the White House.  Tiki Barber, the Chicago Bulls, Toby Keith, Usher-who came to talk about malaria (REALLY WHAT THE FUCK DOES USHER KNOW ABOUT MALARIA???    http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/04/25/usher-teams-up-with-the-obamas.html, and Tiger Woods.  Ugh.  Double Ugh.  Then comes the White House’s Correspondent’s Dinner.  I mean really, what the fuck does Natalie Portman have to do with any of that?  Or Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.  Or even better Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.  Ludacris???  I mean really.

Am I the only person toally disgusted that if you are an actor (not even a good one as demonstrated by the Moore and Kutcher entry), a ball player, or a rapper you can get into the White House?!  But if you are a just a tax payer and a good citizen (like me-ha-no I do pay my taxes, although I’m started to question why) you can’t get in unless you ask your Congressman a recommended 6 months in advance and you have a group of 10!  http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours_and_events/

Anyone else see a problem with this?!?

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President Bush Screws Women….AGAIN
December 20, 2008, 2:13 pm
Filed under: politics, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

This really shouldn’t be all that surprising.  President Bush hasn’t been too friendly toward women for the last 8 years, why would he resist one last blow to women’s health before exiting the oval office??  Naturally he didn’t. 

The following is an excerpt from an email I got from Planned Parenthood. 

“Now, anti-choice medical staff can withhold information about abortion, birth control, and sex education from their patients. Facilities that receive family planning funding, like Planned Parenthood, will have to certify that they will not refuse to hire nurses and other providers who object to abortion and even certain types of birth control. For example, a doctor who opposes pre-marital sex could refuse to provide a prescription or even information about emergency contraception to an unmarried woman. ”

I find this very disturbing.  Health care providers are supposed to offer the best care for their patients…not what is best for them.  I wonder if men and women’s roles were reversed if this would even be an issue?  Probably not.



Well Done Mr. President…
December 19, 2008, 10:55 am
Filed under: bailout, politics, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

And for once I actually mean  it.  That’s right.  I’m not being sarcastic, snarky, or in anyway deceiving.  I think President George W. Bush has absolutely done the right thing by helping Chrysler and GM.

The President recently approved $17.4 Billion dollars in loans to Chrysler and GM.  The money is coming out of the $700 Wall Street Bailout already passed by Congress.  The first half is spent, and Congress will have to approve the next $350 Billion.  Chrysler and GM will receive 13.4 now, and an additional $4 Billion after Congressional approval. 

The loan terms are for three years if the auto companies show viability.  They have until March 31, 2009 to do so.  If they have not made changes, and can not show viability plans the loans will become due immediately. 

Some changes will have to come from renegotiated labor contracts, but that is being left to the company and the UAW.  The White House, unlike the Senate actually gets this relationship!  The following quote actually made me proud!

“We do not feel it is appropriate for government to dictate the specific terms of negotiations between management and labor or management and dealers or management and creditors,” is a direct quote from a White House official.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/19/news/companies/auto_crisis/index.htm?postversion=2008121909



Don’t Like the Prez??? Throw Some Shoes!!
December 15, 2008, 8:29 am
Filed under: politics, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

So I had dropped by my aunt’s house last night returning something I borrowed.  As we were talking I could see and hear President Bush getting agitated on tv.  So we both looked up and then whamo!  Some guy throws something at him.  I thought it looked like a shoe.  We both just sat there in stunned silence and then laughed.  I said, “How odd.”  She said, “Yeah, I’d like to see that again.” 

Then CNN played it again!  This time we got to see both shoes tossed at the President.  Crazy!  I mean, I’ve wanted to throw something at him many a times, but this guy actually took off both shoes and hurled them at the President!   And then called him a dog! 

Think he’s in Gitmo??

Apparently he is under arrest and being tested for drugs and alcohol. 

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/12/15/bush.afghanistan/index.html



The Felon Loses…
November 18, 2008, 11:54 pm
Filed under: election 2008, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

News reports are claiming Begich wins Alaska.  Convicted Felon Ted Stevens seems to be toast…perhaps he can work on getting President Bush to grant him that pardon. 

60 Senate Seats…getting closer and closer. 

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15754.html



President Bush: Regrets and a Book
November 11, 2008, 9:11 pm
Filed under: election 2008, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

I could have such a good time with this one, but I’ll leave it at this…

If he writes about his screw ups and regrets…how many books will he have to write to cover all of it?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/11/bush.post.presidency/index.html




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