Bush stopped a Clinton administration proposal that would have reduced allowable levels by a factor of five, and allowed the current maximum to stay in force, while sending the issue back by for further research.
dlowan wrote:Yeah, fair enough Squinney.
I DO understand.
Howsabout it ain't good to focus such hate on someone???
He's just a poor, bare, forked animal, like the rest of us. Hating someone, and focusing on that person/group is bad for us.
...Though it is easy to hate people who one believes is doing such bad stuff in the world, I know. But he ain't the devil, any more than Clinton was!!!
I know the feelings of helplessness make one very angry, when one feels really bad stuff is being done, and that it will be so hard to repair....
Thanks, Dr. Buns. You're right.
(Constant repeat in my head of Grandpa's words as I was growing up..."Now, Squinney, hate is a very strong word. We must be careful with strong words.")
The difference between Clinton and Bush is that Clinton didn't do things that killed people.
As far as the arsenic, a study had already been done so it was a waste of time and more money to say he would ask for another study and then decide. And, if you'll remember, he did that same thing with numerous things. Just forget all the stuff already done and start over just because it was done on Clintons watch. Well, just suppose if he had listened to the group that had already looked into Al Qaeda and had a report ready instead of scrapping it and saying Cheney would start over and lead a new study.
As I stated before, these people don't listen to reason. While some claim to be born again (I actually think that's more the followers than the people in charge) I think it's just a political move for votes. No Christian, REAL Christian, would govern with such puffery and disregard for life or stewardship of the planet.
(Can I lie on your couch here? Thanks.)
Probably, a good part of my dislike, disgust and .... hate (sorry Grandpa) of this administration IS their misuse of religion. They not only give Christians a bad name, they are turning many away, including me. Maybe I would have wandered to the dark side of disbelief and questioning anyway... I don't know.
The whole Armeggedon rapture thing as an excuse for not having to take care of the world just makes me sick. That so many swallow this crap makes me more sick. Again, I think that's just a ploy to get through the legislation / policy for big business that they want, not a real Christian belief on the part of this administration. That's evil.
Have you read "People of the Lie" by Dr. M Scott Peck? He defines evil as Live spelled backwards. Evil is opposite of live. Everything this administration does is opposite of encouraging life. I have to disagree with you that they aren't the devil in that context. The devil doesn't really wear a red suit and carry a pitchfork.
So, maybe the note isn't a big deal. I do agree that the photographer invaded his privacy, which is kinda funny given how our individual privacy has been invaded over the last five years by Bush / Republicans. Maybe if he and his followers stayed out of our bedroom, we wouldn't walk in on him in the bathroom.
Okay, I think my times up. Thanks, Doc. What'll I owe ya?
September 16, 2005
An urgent matter of state as President Bush passes his note to Condoleezza Rice in the UN Security Council chamber (JUSTIN LANE / EPA)
Please Miss, may the US President be excused from the room?
I just think it was flat wrong to photograph a private bit of correspondence, unless it was of substantial import...you know, like "The bomb we had the CIA plant to kill all these bastards is going off in 10 minutes....we both need to leave now."
squinney wrote:Chia - The perspective is that he's the president of the united states. He shouldn't have to ask anyone for a bathroom break or ask anyone if it is possible to take one. Just state to Kofi that there needs to be a ten minute recess.
How many CEO's would write a note to their executive secretary asking if a bathroom break would be possible?
I can see the flack now if Bush would have just gotten up and left. This BS thread would have been twice as bad.
i have to say that as world shittering events go this does not compare with....
well when you have to go. you have to go
its really important at the time
though it might not seem so later
especially for rabbits who dont really bother
cause they dont hovver
(and if you knew what that means, please tell me)