Monday, August 02, 2004


Sticking In My Craw

Over the weekend there were a number of things that really stuck in my craw.

Yesterday on Meet the Press, Zel Miller (D-GA) [the D stands for Dumbass] made following statement in response to a Russert question:

This statement really gets under my skin. They (and I say they, including Miller amongst the conservatives since he's not really a liberal) act as if attacks like 9/11 were rampant before Bush took office. If they want to play this game, we can play. Let's look at the numbers shall we.

On September 11, 2001, 3,000 people died in the attacks. That's 3,000 people on Bush's watch. How many people died from terrorist attacks on American soil during Clinton's watch? On February 26, 1993, six people died in the first WTC bombing. Then on April 19, 1995, 168 people died in the Oklahoma City bombong (although this wasn't perpetrated by foriegn terrorists, we'll include it anyway). That makes a total of 174 deaths due to terrorism on American soil during Clinton's watch. So on average, Clinton lost just under two people per month to terrorism during his eight years in office; Bush has lost almost 72 people per month since he's been in office. And just so the conservatives don't call me partisan, let's look at the numbers for the last two Republican Presidents. George H. W. Bush - 0 lives lost due to terrorism on American soil. Ronald Reagan - 0 lives lost due to terrorism on American soil. Don't you feel safer?

Next on the list of things that stuck in my craw is this article from the AP concerning the economy.

Then I see the President campaigning on his "results." Great results there Mr. President

Next on the list, this article from the Casper Star Tribune:

Now I've heard of people being ejected from Bush campaign events because of anti-Bush signs and T-shirts, but this is the top. What happened to free speech and the freedom to assemble? I thought this was the United States of America.

And finally, this:

Once again, right after a major Democratic event our government issues a terror alert. Can't let the country think about the Democrats too long before they scare the hell out them again. Let's make sure they remember that only Georgie-boy can protect them.

It was a hell of a weekend.

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