Saturday, May 28, 2005

Nice day of grillin, chillin, headlines too

Had family over so only a couple headlines, but not much happened.

On the other hand, I got to grill, so all is well. Burgers, dogs, and my famous grilled provolone sticks. Amazing how some heat and smoke completely change the character and flavor of a cheese.

Also got some great key lime pie, courtesy of Mother in law. Yum.

The White House has refused to share documents that may incriminate Bolton. Democrats have asked for the docs before they allow a vote.
White House officials declined yesterday to give senators the extra documents they are seeking regarding John R. Bolton, President Bush's choice to become ambassador to the United Nations, setting up a major standoff with Senate Democrats over the long-troubled nomination.
Blue states slated for nuclear waste dumping grounds. How? More military base closings will occur in blue states than in red, and according to the Boston Globe,
Closed military bases could become repositories for nuclear waste under a little-noticed section of a spending bill that was passed by the House this week, exacerbating the fears of local lawmakers who are fighting the scheduled closure of four of New England's biggest bases.

Environmental activists are also concerned about language in the Department of Defense authorization legislation making its way through Congress. The DOD is required by law to clean up closed military sites, many of which have accumulated toxins from handling radioactive material and lead paint among other substances, said Phil Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust.

The Senate version of the Defense Department's bill says the fund for realignment and closures should be the ''sole source" of funds to clean up the sites. Such language could be interpreted to mean that the Pentagon isn't responsible for cleanup once the BRAC funds are exhausted, or the fund is retired, Clapp said.

''There is literally no way of calculating how many billions -- or even up to a trillion dollars -- how much liability would be dumped on state and local governments for clean-up," Clapp said. ''It's saying, 'once it's [depleted], that's your problem'," he said.

Thats what we get for not voting for the bastard. WTF? I mean seriously, W! T! F! What will it take to convince people that the man in the White House has gotten a taste of corrupting power. Like I always say, power corrupts, but absolute power is even better.

In other news, Bush did say that if you aren't with us, you are with the terrorists. Unless you are a terrorist who is with us, and then you aren't a terrorist.
The Bush administration on Friday rejected Venezuela's request for the arrest of Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles so he can be returned to the South American country for trial.

Posada, a foe of Cuban President Fidel Castro, is wanted by Venezuelan authorities for his alleged role in the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane in 1976 that killed 73 people. The United States and Venezuela have had a strained relationship recently, with disagreements including the U.S. war in Iraq and Venezuela's decision to buy Russian assault rifles.

Republicans have very high standards. All of them double.

by Robster @ 5/28/2005 09:10:00 PM PERMALink