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Thursday, August 25, 2005

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Where the temp today is a brisk 6.66 ° Fahrenheit.



In other news of the weird... Fox News reports, the Bush Administration is drunk with power, spending like drunken sailors:
Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress. Early on a Saturday morning in August - the day of the week, and the month of the year, least likely to attract media attention - President Bush signed into law a highway bill passed by his own party with more than 6,000 earmarked projects. Bush signed the bill after sternly telling his party he'd veto any highway bill that spent more than $256 billion. He promptly "adjusted" that figure to $284 billion after complaints from party leaders. The bill Bush ultimately signed came at a price of $286 billion, $295 billion if you count a few provisions disguised to make the bill look cheaper than it actually is. Not exactly holding the line.

The Republican Party's wholesale abandonment of limited government principles has been on display since President Bush took office. Government spending under the GOP's reign has soared to historic highs, any way you want to measure it. And in stark contrast to President Reagan - or even the president's own father - President Bush refuses to rein in spending. He hasn't used his veto a single time since taking office - the longest such streak in U.S. history.
Journal Entry: On this day, Fox News almost practiced fair and balanced reporting... Interesting that there was not a mention of Bubba's record surplus at the start of George's term, but Hell it's a start.

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