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Dear Mav Not really. What do you think a rich Texan is supposed to be like?

He's just going with the rule that "perception is everything"

Clearly the triumph of style (of sorts) over substance.

Well it's been going on for about 9 months. We like to call it "THE CLINTON RECESSION".

No, no. It's perception, not facts. Way back in one of the Bushwhacked threads I explained it all. Bush gets blamed for the recession and ushers in 40 years of democratic control.

And if you get to call it the Clinton Recession, I get to call it the Reagan deficit. So there.

Personally I could care less if California did fall into the ocean, but there is a serious regional threat of massive power shortages out there when air condidioning season starts.

CO2 is not a toxic gas. We exhale it, plants consume it and produce O2.

I'm glad he reversed himself. They can't even prove CO2 has any real effect on global temperatures.

Oxygen may be necessary for life. Too much of it is toxic.

Reversed himself is the nice way to say it. He made an unequivocal promise that he would unilaterally reduce CO2 emission. Even Gore didn't go that far, btw. He even let his representative to the G-8 summit (EPA Director Whitman) announce that he was 100% behind it. (Or was that 1000%). Apparently, not only was he less that direct with the public, he was the same with his own people. Even Sec O'Neill supported the reduction. Cheney, with heavy ties to utilities, didn't.

Ah, situational ethics again. I'm telling you, it's some sort of virus taht's endemic to thew White Housew. And I will not start up the greenhouse gas debate again. I'd adivse you not to either.

Don't care, he has an astronomical job ahead of him and good people to help him succeed.

We (sort of) elected, him, not all those "good people". The government should be run in a business-like manner, not run like a business. The government is supposed to look at the general good, not the P&L for whatever business/interest group gave a candidate/party/ money. Doesn't matter if its democrats or republicans, it's still wrong. It doesn't matter if it's the coal industry (in the case of CO2 emission) or environmental groups. Buying "access" is the problem and Bush seems to have no problem with the concept.

After clinton, even Bozo the Chimp would be an improvement. "None of the above" would be an improvement.

Sorry. I'm to cynical and jaded and liebral. I firmly believe that Bush will demonstrate that he's no improvement. A difference in kind, not type.

Since the ds don't have a leader or an alternative candidate, you're stuck with W.

That's right. Rub it in. Gloat. I'd even say that he who laughs last laughs best but the sad truth seems to be that democrat or republican, conservative, moderate or liberal, who ends up getting screwed is we, the people.

BTW, I realized I never really said "welcome: on the welcome thread. Belated welcome.



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