Tuesday, June 07, 2005

UNPOPULAR "ELECTED" LEADERS FALL

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Hahaha. All over the planet, leaders, even "elected" ones are falling. Equador last month, Ukraine two months ago, now Bolivia.
Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has offered to resign amid mass protests demanding the nationalisation of energy and a reform of the constitution.
"This is as far as I can go," he said in a televised address.

Indigenous and left-wing groups have held daily demonstrations in Bolivia's main city, La Paz, for weeks, and a blockade has led to shortages.
Every day, freedom spreads! Bush and Condi love to talk about this. The ruling powers lose their grip on office and fall. Ta da! And our media at first reported excitedly about this matter but each month as the revolutions spread, the coverage gets thinner and thinner and is on the verge of disappearing.

Bush poll shows his numbers are collapsing.
A clear majority of Americans say President Bush is ignoring the public's concerns and instead has become distracted by issues that most people say they care little about, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The survey found that 58 percent of those interviewed said Bush is concentrating mainly in his second term on problems and partisan squabbles that these respondents said were unimportant to them. Four in 10 -- 41 percent -- said the president was focused on important problems -- a double-digit drop from three years ago.
Hahaha. What can I say? Did we really have a real election a mere 8 months ago? His numbers were toast before the inauguration. This is so moronic. Why did anyone vote for him?

Diebold knows.
Ominously for Bush and the Republicans, a strong majority of self-described political independents -- 68 percent -- say they disagreed with the president's priorities. That suggests Bush's mixed record in the second term on issues the public views as critical -- particularly on Iraq and the economy -- may be as much a liability for GOP candidates in next year's mid-term election as his performance in his first term was an asset to Republican congressional hopefuls last year and in 2002.
Onimous, indeedee! This coming meltdown and it is coming thanks to high oil prices and high inflation of all essentials. Who will be marching on DC? Rioting when the cops are called out?

When the antiglobalist riots broke out in Seattle the entire ruling class owned media howled at the young people for being so cheeky. After that, they pounded into the earth anyone who dared to even say a peep at any WTO meeting or G8 get together. So a massive blanket of silence fell. The rulers thought this meant they won.

Wrong.

This is the quiet before the storm. Now that unions in America are finally figuring out the obvious: they are in a life and death struggle with people determined to literally work them to death---is beginning to dawn.

Meanwhile, Tony the Poodle persuades Bush to release funds for Africa that Congress voted for a long time ago. Bush, as usual, promised to do this. He likes the headlines, "Bush gives Africa x million" but he never lets the money actually go there. For the last three years he has dangled this in front of their noses to the point that they have given up asking for it. Tony is asking only for appearances sake.
It will be the first meeting between them since the disclosure last month of a memo written by a foreign policy aide to Mr. Blair in 2002 that reported, based on a visit to Washington by a top British intelligence official, that the White House was fixing its "intelligence and facts" about the threat from Saddam Hussein "around the policy" of removing him from power through military action.

They will also probably present a united face on their efforts to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, American and British officials said, despite pressure from Mr. Blair on Mr. Bush to take a harder line with Israel.

While the prime minister is under intense domestic pressure to show that his alliance with the president has yielded benefits for Britain, the view among some White House officials is that Mr. Blair will win political points at home on those issues on which he and Mr. Bush agree and that he will also win by standing up to him over issues on which they disagree.

Since signing on to back the White House over Iraq, Mr. Blair has at times been portrayed at home as Mr. Bush's "poodle," an eager follower whose loyalty is never really rewarded.
Oh, Blair baby will be rewarded when he retires and gets to join Major in the Carlyle conspiracy group! This staged event is funny and pathetic.

About the poodle business: when Bush first flashed money at Blair in the WH turning him into his best buddy (bottom, not top!) I was chatting with a Guardian reporter about all of this via e-mail. "Blair is Bush's pet dog," the reporter said. "No, he is a poodle!" I said. "A poodle is a French dog..." and the reporter asked me if he could use this. I said, "OK." Now it is universal. A rich irony there.
In some ways, Mr. Blair comes to Washington in a position of strength. Not only did he survive domestic opposition to his backing of the Iraq war, albeit with a sharply reduced parliamentary majority, but he is arguably the strongest European leader left on the stage. President Jacques Chirac of France has been wounded politically by his voters' rejection last week of the proposed European constitution. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of Germany is fighting for his political survival, as is Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy.
You can bet the NYT will never examine why all world leaders are struggling! What is going on?

As in any international prerevolutionary/open rebellion time like 1968 or 1990, the world is heaving and shuddering as change inextorably grinds onwards! Time for a Bretton Woods III wherein America surrenders being the world's top currency.
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