This is the pass we have to get better at. To beat your man by 5 – 7 yards and have an open run to the end zone, only to be over thrown by a quite a bit. If G-Money starts hitting this pass, this offense will start firing on all cylinders!
I have been waiting for several years for someone else to come to their senses and stand up for our President. I have watched as he has been attached mercilessly from all sides. I have been shocked by his treatment from the media. The day to day personal assaults, most of which were complete lies and fabrications. And it has not been limited to the mainstream media. I have seen idiot after idiot try to come of with the 50 worst whatever lists and attempt to put George Bush at the top of each. The most recent was a list of the 50 least athletic Presidents. First of all, why should that matter, and secondly, how was President Bush, who is in the best health of any President in our generation makes the list at 10 while that pasty white, Big Mac eating, cigar fondling fat ass Bill Clinton wasn’t even on the list.
Apparently, I am not alone. Someone over at the Wall Street Journal has stopped smoking crack long enough to come to the same conclusions I have felt for a long time.
– The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace –
Earlier this year, 12,000 people in San Francisco signed a petition in support of a proposition on a local ballot to rename an Oceanside sewage plant after George W. Bush. The proposition is only one example of the classless disrespect many Americans have shown the president.
According to recent Gallup polls, the president’s average approval rating is below 30% — down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right.
This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, “Today, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust.”
Those bipartisan efforts have been met with crushing resistance from both political parties.
The president’s original Supreme Court choice of Harriet Miers alarmed Republicans, while his final nomination of Samuel Alito angered Democrats. His solutions to reform the immigration system alienated traditional conservatives, while his refusal to retreat in Iraq has enraged liberals who have unrealistic expectations about the challenges we face there.
It seems that no matter what Mr. Bush does, he is blamed for everything. He remains despised by the left while continuously disappointing the right.
Yet it should seem obvious that many of our country’s current problems either existed long before Mr. Bush ever came to office, or are beyond his control. Perhaps if Americans stopped being so divisive, and congressional leaders came together to work with the president on some of these problems, he would actually have had a fighting chance of solving them.
Like the president said in his 2004 victory speech, “We have one country, one Constitution and one future that binds us. And when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America.”
To be sure, Mr. Bush is not completely alone. His low approval ratings put him in the good company of former Democratic President Harry S. Truman, whose own approval rating sank to 22% shortly before he left office. Despite Mr. Truman’s low numbers, a 2005 Wall Street Journal poll found that he was ranked the seventh most popular president in history.
Just as Americans have gained perspective on how challenging Truman’s presidency was in the wake of World War II, our country will recognize the hardship President Bush faced these past eight years — and how extraordinary it was that he accomplished what he did in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.
Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House. — by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
My God bless you all the days of your life President George W. Bush and Mr. Jeffrey Shapiro. The only solace I have had over the past few years is the knowledge that 50 years from now President George W. Bush will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents this nation has ever seen and that Bill Clinton will be the remembered as one of the most incompetent. Eight years and the only lasting memory we will have is the famous line “That depends on what your definition of “is” is”.
Now, wait just one minute. How the hell are all of these people that stupid. Yea, the glass may be clean, but doesn’t the human brain look for a door instinctively when attempting to exit a building. And why did all of these people run into the SAME glass pane when the door was clearly visible. Still, this is some funny crap…
And by the way, this would be a good way to determine if you should be allowed to vote in the upcoming election. If you can’t figure the difference between a door and a clear pane of glass, irregardless of whether you can actually see the glass, you shouldn’t be allowed to vote. I’m just saying…
On Monday, we 80′s kids got a Chuck trifecta of sorts. First, we find out that Rush’s great song, Tom Sawyer is the music of the universe. 2nd, we get to reminisce about our times wasted dropping coins into the slot of our favorite arcade video game while said song blared in the background, and 3rd, and on a cattier note, we get to see the NBC / Apple insider slap at Microsoft :
Chuck : “MORGAN! Hey buddy, do we carry any Rush CD’s in the store?”
Morgan : “No need. I’ve got’ em all on my Zune.”
Chuck : “You have a Zune?”
Morgan : “Are you kidding me? Nah, I’ll grab my Ipod”.
You know, I swear, Apple and Steve Jobs are sounding more like a bitchy little 8 year old girl everyday. The “I’m a PC” commercials must be kicking their butts… For what it’s worth, I love me Zune. Every Ipod I had was a piece of crap. My 8gb Zune works like a champ…
This is one of the reasons why I love (or at least loved last season of ) NBC’s “Life”. Riveting characters, deeply flawed, but struggling with it everyday. Kind of like real life.
We get to find out about Dani’s demons…
You may notice some changes to the blog. After years of fighting with Moveable Type (which I am certain is mainly because I am not a CSS geek and just want the damn thing to work), I made the move to WordPress. Just one question. WHAT THE HELL TOOK ME SO LONG.
Because Moveable Type was so difficult to use, access from Windows Live Writer or other XML services, and change CSS code, I thought all Content Management software was just that difficult and I needed to suck it up. Oh contraire. I took me all of 5 minutes to setup the WordPress blog using the Fantastico scripts provided by my service provider and about 10 minutes to transfer my old blog posts to the new blog. It took me longer to backup and remove the old MT installation than it took me to setup the WordPress blog. Plus, Themes are everywhere. I may change my theme EVERYDAY!. Nah, I’m too lazy for that. Well, by the by…thanks WordPress. Geeks do rule the world…
I don’t understand why a naturalized American citizen would be smarter than 95% of the voting population, but I believe its true. God Bless you Craig Ferguson. You are wiser than Dave Letterman, John Stewart, Steven Colbert and Jay Leno combined. Personally, I don’t know and don’t care whether you support 0bama or McCain, you are the voice I hear running through my head. We don’t have to agree, but we have to be Americans. And, by the way, to use your own words from your childish display on Crossfire years ago, John Stewart, you are a dick head.
Katy Perry was on the Mexican version of the MTV Music Awards last night (the what?). I know, they were all thinking, “Katy, and then when you finish your set, you can take a dive into the giant cake that will be in front of you. It’ll be GREAT!” You know, except for that part where the cake is on the newly waxed, slick gloss black floor. And once you dive into it, you are going to be spreading cake all over the floor. And then when you try to walk away, your gonna bust your a** not once, not twice, but wait for it….4 TIMES. On second thought, maybe the stage crew just hates Katy????
Please note at the 20 sec mark the glorious cartoon running in place. I thought that only happened on Scooby Doo. Feet don’t fail me now!!!