Tag: George W. Bush

Virtual Shoe Throw on 1/20

Lisa at My Ecdysis came up with a great way to celebrate the fact that Bush is finally leaving office after 8 long years — and to show solidarity with the “Iraqi shoe-thrower” all those who oppose the violence and…

Whoops, we do torture people after all

Yeah, oops. One of the more frustrating aspects about this situation — other than the clear human rights violations — is that prolonged detention without charge or trial, coupled with torture and inhumane treatment, shows a fundamental lack of faith…

Immigration Prosecutions Drain Resources

Hopefully, all of us here can agree that the United State’s current policies surrounding prosecuting undocumented immigrants for entering the country, and the ways that those immigrants are treated while in custody, are cruel, inhumane and blatantly racist. But this…

Shoes and Democracy

You know, even some Americans *cough* have reacted with amusement at the shoe throwing incident. Bush turned the shoe incident into a serious of puns, saying that he’d “seen the man’s sole” for example, and lauded the incident as a…

“This is a farewell kiss, you dog”

Shockingly, even in the aftermath of the Great Shoe Attack of 2009, some ungrateful Iraqis aren’t thanking President Bush for putting his life on the line in his unyielding attempts to bring freedom and democracy to the Middle East. Indeed,…

Good and Bad News on Proposed DHHS Rule

This NY Times article, though unfortunately referring to it as a measure that “protects health providers,” gives us some important updates on Bush’s proposed anti-choice DHHS rule. Bad News: Bush still looks determined to instate the rule. Good News: Members…

Bush Poised To Implement Dangerous New DHHS Rule

I’ve written before about Bush’s proposed dangerous new DHHS rule, which would prevent publicly funded health clinics from “discriminating” against potential employees on the basis of their opposition to abortion — even when abortion is one of their services, and…