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Monday, June 25, 2007

Wasted Capital (And My Many Socially Unacceptable Pals)

I haven’t really staked out territory on the immigration bill, but isn’t it odd to watch the Bush administration spending so much political capital trying to push the bill through against overwhelming opposition? Does Bush see this as a way of saving his legacy? If so, I would much rather have seen the administration push this aggressively for something like Social Security reform--and, indeed, success there would have been a legacy of which to be proud.

But this much time and energy spend on a wildly unpopular immigration reform seems like a grand way to blow the last shreds of influence that the administration has with an increasingly hostile congress. Aren’t there more important battles to be fought right now?

That said, how is it that anyone is surprised by the direction that Bush’s immigration bill took? He telegraphed his views all the way through his state of the union addresses and both campaign runs.

Bush will be Bush.

None of which explains the fact that I need to use more naughty language on the site so that I can keep up with these other fine, potty-mouthed bloggers:

  1. Mr. Lady (who worked damned hard to be bad).
  2. Velociman (to whom obscenity comes far more naturally).
  3. Rob Sama (I trust the disappointing showing will be rectified soon).

Sadly, Andy’s score doesn’t reflect the reality of Andy (whose naughtiness should not be underestimated).

So, yeah. Where was I going with that?

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I was mildly surprised to see my rating, but then I remembered that most of the salty language (not that there had been all that much of it) was on my old site. If they’d had blogs back when I was in the Navy, though ... I had to go through a deliberate effort to clean up my spoken language when I got out.

on Jun 26 2007 @ 06:05 AM

I still find it disturbing that even the mention of “gun” is enough to earn a black mark, though. I’m thinking someone is letting their personal bias show.

Whatever. I’m not surprised at all. You’re the gentleman of the group.

on Jun 26 2007 @ 08:55 AM

I agree with you about “gun” and bias (see how I boost your maturity level?). Among other colloquial uses, I’ve heard bodybuilders referring to biceps as “guns,” and I’d be surprised if the rating methodology took that kind of context into account.

Evil, scary, nasty things, anyway. I’m no doubt a bad father for having let Cheryl fire rifles and such when she was a child.

As for being a gentleman, I’m not certain if “an officer and a gentleman by act of Congress” was still in effect when I got my commission. Too many years ago for my poor memory.

TW: feeling64. Well, not for a few more years, I hope. I haven’t learned to play “When I’m 64” yet.

on Jun 26 2007 @ 05:21 PM
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