Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The great goodbye



My friends, does any combination of letters sound better than "former President Bush"? It is the linguistic equivalent of watching Cheney carted off, unable to transport himself under the weight of his own criminality. But more than enough bandwidth has been spent on these thugs, so on to the present.

I thought Obama had a strong start yesterday, and I am glad he took up the Gitmo issue right away. That being said, here are the top five items I want him to take care of today (in no particular order):

1) Push to abolish the death penalty. Its time we catch up with the rest of the civilized world.

2) Push to institute universal health care. Its time we catch up with the rest of the civilized world.

3) Issue an executive order to remove Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and allow homosexuals to serve.

4) Push to legalize (and tax) marijuana.

5) Issue an order to leave Iraq by the end of the summer.

3 comments:

Kvatch said...

I thought Obama had a strong start yesterday

Really? I didn't see the inaugural address, but in the reading...it seemed a little 'sermony'. Fortunately it seems that Obama's plunging right into the work. Good for him.

Top on my agenda? Universal health care. Our system is so broken it cannot be fixed, only replaced.

Randal Graves said...

Personally, I prefer 'inmate George Bush' but then again, I'm an idealist.

Good list, Sal, though I'm with Kvatch in that I want that number one. Oh, and I'd love a monstrous slash in military spending, but the day an American president does that is the day the Browns win ten Super Bowls.

Dusty said...

Personally, I prefer 'inmate George Bush' but then again, I'm an idealist.
~ I second what Randal said. ;)

Browns ain't nevah winning a SB...but the...neither are the Chargers! ;p