Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Evening Roundup

It's so great to blogging frequently. Of course, most today dealt with the news from Frankfort.

Jeff Suppan started tonight but Brad Thompson is now pitching. Albert Pujols has yet to hit his 200th. Marquis tomorrow and Morris on Thursday. John Gall hit a home run with 3 RBI.

This was Bill Maher's closing the other night.
"Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend--you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people. Listen to your Mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards maxed out. No one's speaking to you. Mission accomplished.

"Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or space man? Now I know what you're saying: there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in. Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do. There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts. Turning the space program over to the church. And Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote.

"But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes.

"On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.

"So, yes, G-d does speak to you. What he is saying is: 'Take a hint.'"
Evan Bayh is urging his colleagues to help those that are of lower incomes.
Today, US Senator Evan Bayh is urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to help families nationwide with the rising costs of natural gas for heating homes.

In a letter sent today, Bayh called on the committee to include $1.2 billion as a part of a comprehensive hurricane supplemental bill.

This additional funding would help offset the rapidly increasing cost of natural gas brought about by Hurricane Katrina.

At this time, its unclear when natural gas production will return to normal. As a result, officials now predict that natural gas prices will increase 77% or more this winter in the Midwest.
Gov. John Lynch (D-NH) has said that he plans to renominate Kelly Ayotte as the state's Attorney General during the Executive Council meeting tomorrow.

Rich Bloomquist won an Emmy so his alma mater has put a page up.

How will your Senator vote? I don't know but all GOP is enough alone to confirm him.

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