Thursday, October 18, 2007

the media -W beats Nixon !!!!

The "Good Old Days", aye, Dubya?

Yesterday afternoon i see on Yahoo that W's approval rating has hit a new low. Only 23% of Americans polled approve of the job George W. Bush is doing as President. (This is down from 31%.) And keep in mind that Prissy and Iron Jawed Angel were not called for this survey or W's numbers would sink even lower!!! I went online a few hours later to email this info to Prissy and guess what? It was gone - i could not find the article. There is nothing about these new low ratings in my newspaper today.

Why? My first complaint with the media-WHY do they continue to tell us W's APPROVAL rating when it is so low? Why do they not report that W's DISAPPROVAL rating of 77% shatters the previous record held by Richard M. Nixon. I'm bad at math but even i know that 77% is over 3/4ths of the people questioned. Wow! Congratulations W!!! History will remember you as the worst president ever.

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In July 1974, just before Nixon left office, his disapproval rating was only at 66% and he had the intelligence to resign, quit. Gee, IJA never thought she would see worse than Nixon. To get in trouble over what Nixon lied about seems tame by todays standards don't you think?! Think about this - no president has ever had lower approval ratings and IJA wonders why this is not reported by the mainstream media. Do we really care more about Brittany and her kids or Ellen and her dog?

Harry and Nancy - you two might want to take notice that the approval ratings for Congress are even lower than W's.

IJA is hoping for single digits where Congress is concerned unless they grow a backbone, i'm not holding my breath. The house cannot even come up with the votes to override Bush's veto for poor kids health care?? Can someone please tell me how W can get away with what he is getting away with? Congress is not following the job description that the Constitution lays out for them! W says he vetoed that bill due to $$? What a crock of **** that is when we think about the $10 billion dollars PER MONTH we are spending on his war. Do the math - $10 billion a month = $2.5 billion a week which = $1.33 million a minute which = $22,200 dollars EVERY SECOND.......can we even fathom that?

What could we do with that kind of money here in the U.S.? As a teacher in a public school system don't even get me started on that thought. Why does he not have a problem with money for war but he does have a problem with money for health care or kids?

Quotes of the Day

Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust. George Orwell (1903-1950)

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b.1918)

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.