Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Marines Dead, Bush Goes on Vacation

Time to poke the Hive of Rubes with a stick again. This week's headline juxtaposition:

14 Marines Killed Near Syrian Border

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A Marine amphibious assault vehicle patrolling during combat operations in the Euphrates River valley hit a roadside bomb Wednesday, killing 14 Marines from the same Ohio battalion that lost six men two days ago. It was the single deadliest roadside bombing of U.S. troops in Iraq

Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record

WACO, Tex., Aug. 2 -- President Bush is getting the kind of break most Americans can only dream of -- nearly five weeks away from the office, loaded with vacation time.

The president departed Tuesday for his longest stretch yet away from the White House, arriving at his Crawford ranch in the evening for a stretch of clearing brush, visiting with family and friends, and tending to some outside-the-Beltway politics. By historical standards, it is the longest presidential retreat in at least 36 years.

Looks like the only people who get longer vacations than our "President" are the men and women dying in Iraq. I, for one, believe he deserves this unprecedented vacation time as it must get very tiring signing corporate welfare bills, gutting civil liberties, oppressing minorities, approving the latest torture techniques, covering for Turd Blossom, and sending other people's children to their graves. Sure he gets 12 hours of sleep a night, but when you are God's emissary on Earth you need a lot of relaxation if you are going to defeat the evil doers (i.e. everyone whose last name is not "Bush" including you). Of course, if I had his approval ratings I'd want to hide on my fake ranch too. "Cameras ready?" "Ready to clear brush, Mr. President?" "OKAY -- ACTION!"


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