The economy has hit rock bottom, people are witnessing the decline of their price of homes, terrorism is all over the world, Afghanistan is in turmoil, and the situation in Iraq leaves much to be desired, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California believes it is important for the states of America to put their problems on hold in order to change the Constitution and make it possible for foreign born individuals to become president of the United States. If the Constitution was changed, the Terminator would jump in at the opportunity to terminate any opposing candidate in order to win the election. “I am always the person that looks for the next big goal. I love challenges.” Arnold apparently believes his record as governor would be enough to earn him entry to the White House.
He points out that Ronald Reagan was right about spending time in Hollywood before entering politics. Ron once said l”if he wouldn’t have the training in acting, this would have been a very difficult job.” Let’s see, Ron as president doubled the national debt, set in motion a crazy belief in ending government controls over business, broke unions, didn’t give a damn about civil rights, helped Saddam Hussein in his war with Iran, etc…Yes, Ron and Arnie are perfect examples of how acting can cover up incompetence.
Posted in 2008 Elections, Human Rights, Multicultural, Peace, Politics, Republicans, United States, World News
Tagged foreign born, president, Reagan, Schwarzenegger
Governor Arnold Schwarenegger wants the Federal government to reduce its seizure of National Guard equipment for use in Iraq because of its effect on California’s needs. “I think it is not fair to the state for the federal government to go into a war situaiton and then to take from us the equipment. Every time our National Guards leave, they take with them equipment but they don’t bring it back. So there’s only so long they can do that.” The governor said his complaints have only resulted in a “sorry about that” attitude, but no assurances have been provided to rectify the situation. There are about 3,000 Guardsmen from California in Iraq and about 600 stationed on the border with Mexico. Governor Schwarzenegger was particularly upset at the loss of Chinook helicopter but was told it would take at least a year to get them returned.
In talks with Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff, the governor discovered only 3,000 of the supposed 6,000 additional Border Patrol staff had actually been hired. The entire use of National Guard men and equipment is a national disgrace. Men and women are being compelled to abandon jobs and families due to the Bush fiasco in Iraq without any sense of a termination to the entire process. Is the drain on the National Guard to go on and on? When will there be an end to this process? Unfortunately, for Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the movies the good guy achieves his goal within two hours. Sorry, Arnold, you are living in Bush America and nothing ever gets done within two years, let alone two hours.
Posted in George Bush, Iraq War, Military, Politics, Republicans, US Foreign Policy, War, World News
Tagged California, helicopters, Iraq, national Guard, Schwarzenegger
In the midst of recent fires that swept California, President Bush pointed proudly to Republican Governor Arnold Schwarezenegger as an example of how tragedies could be avoided with proper leadership, a dig obviously directed toward the Democratic governor of Louisiana’s performance during the Hurricane Katrina fiasco. It now appears the Republican governor made numerous mistakes, as did the military, in providing assistance to those fighting fires. After 2003 fires, a commission set up by Governor Schwarzenegger urged purchasing more planes and working in close coordination with military air borne capabilities. The Associated Press reported that Marine, Navy and National Guard air planes and helicopters were not all available due to lack of personnel needed for use in getting the planes into the air. Two National Guard cargo planes lacked the right equipment to make them effective in fighting fires. After insisting for four days that winds were responsible for failure to get the planes airborne, the Republican governor then blamed lack of Forest Park spotters.
US Agriculture Deputy, Mark Rey, who oversees the Forest Park Rangers says the lack of equipment is “probably something we have to look into.” One can only wonder how diversion of planes and personnel to fight in Iraq was a factor in lack of personnel and equipment in the California fire fighting fiasco. It is clear, the governor’s own commission urged purchase of additional planes, but this was not done.
Posted in Democrats, George Bush, Iraq War, Liberals, Military, Politics, Republicans, United States
Tagged Bush, California fires, Forest Rangers, Katrina, planes, Schwarzenegger