Thursday, November 30, 2006

Webb at the White House

This would have been well worth the price of admission.....

At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing.

Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.

“I didn’t ask you that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.

Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn’t. It’s safe to say, however, that Bush and Webb won’t be taking any overseas trips together anytime soon.

I read in another article that he also refused to have his picture taken with Bush. Hopefully Webb might encourage some other Democrats to grow a spine and stand up to Bush when they actually start legislating next month!

Monday, November 27, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth Squeezed from Classrooms

Science teachers bending over for Exxon.......

The producers of An Inconvenient Truth have offered to supply American classrooms with 50,000 copies of the movie free of charge. That offer has been rejected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the nation's leading science education teachers group, citing a risk to funding from key financial supporters.

One of those supporters is Exxon-Mobil.