Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dews Tuesday rundown

Things seem to get more and more sporadic around here as apparently our good Dr. Gonzo has passed away, SayHey is thrown into a new job that has him globe-trotting and Dewey is also on the job-hunt (or I should say, deciding upon the new possible direction?).

I don't necessarily have those excuses except that my job can be kind of all-consuming in some respects (when I'm not having shit stolen out of my office.... grrrr), so this site kinda goes to the wayside then.

Anyway, on to the news!

Iraq (Yes, THAT Iraq), is insisting that any security deal with the United States must now include a timeline for withdrawal.

The comments by Mouwaffak al-Rubaie were the strongest yet by an Iraqi official about the deal now under negotiation with U.S. officials. They came a day after Iraq's prime minister first said publicly that he expects the pending troop deal with the United States to have some type of timetable for withdrawal.

So, does that make Iraq a country full of Democrats then since any timeline for withdrawal has been shunned by any and all repubby's? Not a sermon, just a thought...

I am now officially excited to see "Bruno" by the illustrious Sacha Baron Cohen if this stunt in Arkansas was in fact staged by him:

Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others' clothes off and kissing — a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of "Borat" fame. "We had a contract for cage fighting. We were deceived," said Dwight Duncan, president and CEO of Four States Fair Grounds in Texarkana, where the first of two Arkansas fights raised suspicions last month.
Seriously, to stage a wrestling match, then have it turn into a less subtle homo-erotic display in the middle of Arkansas takes some serious cajones, so I for one am looking forward to whatever else he intends on doing for this movie...

In some more happy "News of the Sheep" (yes, our fine Americans everywhere), Congressional approval numbers are down yet again, only this time to historic lows:

The percentage of Democrats who give Congress positive ratings fell from 17% last month to 13% this month. The number of Democrats who give Congress a poor rating remained unchanged. Among Republicans, 8% give Congress good or excellent ratings, up just a point from last month. Sixty-five percent (65%) of GOP voters say Congress is doing a poor job, down a single point from last month.
Lost of course in the shuffle of all of this is just how blind we all for electing the same damn people to Congress every year, yet fail to see the connection between re-electing the same people and performance overall in Congress...

Ahh well, you get the Democracy you deserve America, live it up! :)

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