Not Too Smart
Here's a good example of Bush Derangement Syndrome
.So I thought about it and decided that I feel this way because my life under Bush is impacted on almost every possible level, and on some levels that shouldn't even be possible.
Some ways are obvious, like the price of gasoline at the pump. Bush doesn't control the price per gallon, but I know he can, because Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter did it. I see red every time I fill my tank, knowing that most of my paycheck this week is making oil companies rich off their record profits this year.
Lots of foolishness in that last paragraph. For starters, on a real (that is, inflation-adjusted) basis, gas prices are lower now than they were when Jimmy Carter was in office in 1980
Second, whom is she kidding when she says "most of my paycheck this week"? I fill up maybe 1-2 times a week; that's $60 tops. Unless she really drives a lot and has an old beater, and makes a terrible income at a part-time job, I have a hard time believing that over 50% of her income is going to pay for gas.Other ways he impacts my life are more subtle. Like the fact that my granddaughter goes to school an hour early every day to keep up with the No Child Left Behind fiasco.
This little elementary student gets up at the crack of dawn, and has to be driven to school before the bus run, so she can be tutored to prepare for the tests or programs mandated by the federal government. My sister, who works for the Buffalo school system, says the program is costing the city schools a fortune. That impacts all of us, not just me.
How exactly is the program costing the city schools anything? Teachers aren't paid by the hour, they draw a salary. And I thought liberals liked the idea of schools having more hours; Janet Napolitano, Arizona's Democrat governor, is proposing to make kindergarten an all-day affair.
There's more, but it's equally lame. She bemoans the loss of her beloved Amtrak, which means that she must be the only person in American riding the rails on long trips.