12 December 2008
In the sidebar for almost two years now, I've had a countdown timer from backwardsbush.com. Anxiously awaiting the day when there would be another president, even when I had no idea who that other president might be. Someone, hell, ANYONE would be better than him.
Now that there are far fewer than 100 days left in his miserable administration, the Bush White House is striving hard to make sure that President Idiot leaves his mark on history. He's been busily signing stuff into law that maybe he thought would fly under the radar screen, but instead is big daily news.
The most recent thing that has me all riled up is some 500 pages of revisions of rules for the guest worker permit program, also known as H2A.
It is my general opinion that Republicans tend to be pro-business, pro-big business, often at the expense of the environment, or, as in this case, at the expense of the impact it will have on the most exploited group of workers in American society.
But this is just the latest thing in a long list of stuff that the Idiot Administration is pushing through during the twilight of their days in office, railroading a laundry list of "reforms" through while they've still got time. Relaxation of environmental impact study requirements. Reduction in the amount of input scientists have over how much damage new power plants would do to national parks.
President-Elect Obama has said that he will overturn much of the damaging legislation that Pres Idiot has pushed through in recent days, but that will be a much lengthier process than getting them into law in the first place.
How much MORE damage will he manage to do in the remaining 39 days? The end of his administration can't come soon enough for me.