"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
This is the second edition of the best the blogosphere had to offer in the week that was September 11 - 17, 2005:
It Is What It Is notes that the esteemed Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin is now blaming the Bush Administration for the lower (no, sadly, this is not a typographical error) body count. It seems that he is not at all happy that the casualties that his city endured is not larger in their total. I wish this was something out of The Onion, but, unfortunately, it is not: "New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin today blamed President George Bush for the lower-than-expected number of bodies discovered in the receding flood waters, and said it's part of a White House campaign "to prevent black people from getting what they deserve." But, more and more criticism of this inept individual is beginning to gain momentum in the blogosphere. Could his own ineptitude and shortcomings be the reason that blogs such as the Right Field have begun to fervently criticize this man? Can he not take any personal responsibility, or is everything someone else's fault?
Recently, I have subscribed to the political comic strip, Day by Day, due to a recommendation from The Right Track. It is updated daily and can be found 'underneath' my commentary.
The Wide Awakes has an interesting piece of commentary regarding what President Bush's speech of Thursday night means fiscally for this country; and, how it is a further revelation that is 'conservative' President is anything but when it comes to distributing wealth to the masses, he does it with the same veracity as some of the great Democrat stalwarts. (Thank God he is not following in his Daddy's footsteps....)
Does this mean Hurricane Katrina is Tony Blair's fault?!?
Quote of the Week: "George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest." Sometimes, one's own words and where they arise are all that need to be reported. If you notice in the story, Cindy Sheehan is no longer relevant for this statement comes to us via Michael Moore. As The Violence Worker notes, "If reading this doesn't wake you up to the fact that this woman is so out of touch with reality as to have completely lost all powers of reasoning, than you are either dead or terminally comatose."