Another Wednesday Quickie
Rudy is still a raging jackass. According to Giuliani, if Dems retake the White House in '09 there will be another 9-11 on US soil. Call me crazy, but wasn't there a Republican in the White House and Rudy in Gracie Mansion on 9-11? If there was any doubt still left in your mind that Rudy is more of an authoritarian than Bush/Cheney, have a look at this quote from the article- "We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-Sept. 11 attitude of defense." So Rudy wants to stay in Iraq forever; continue the degradation of the Bill of Rights; illegally spy on US citizens; and ignore the Geneva Conventions. And you thought we couldn't do worse than Bush?
Bush's Occupational Safety and Health Administration can't be bothered to write or enforce regulations to protect workers (ie, do their job). This shouldn't really come as a shock, given this administration's absolute disregard of oversight. But OSHA is not alone. All of our regulatory agencies have been gutted over the past six years. And, just to be certain that oversight won't occur, Bush has placed former industry chiefs in charge of regulating their former colleagues.