On July 25, CNN anchor Campbell Brown called a House Judiciary Meeting on impeaching Mr. Bush "stagecraft," "Kabuki theater," and "a real waste of taxpayer money and Congress' time." You'd think Tha Bush Mobb had never wiretapped without warrants, tortured prisoners, fired U.S. Attorneys without cause and then lied about it, refused hiring qualified Justice applicants solely because of their politics, or lied the American people into war. You'd think polls had never shown, at various times over the last few years, a majority of Americans in favor of impeaching either Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney, or both. But since the vast majority of out-of-touch no-work-doing elites like things just the way they are, thank you very much, I guess CNN panders to them. FAIR helps you hand out the beatdowns to CNN.
Stunningly, Congress looks like it's going to pass actual product and toy safety legislation this week -- a bill that actually bans lead and phthalates in children's products and toys, and increases funding and staff for safety inspections. But Mr. Bush says he might veto it. Let that sink in for a second: apparently his real constituency -- comprising American corporations and their fat-cat CEOs -- is now more beloved by the people than ever! This man has obviously never learned shame -- you've heard him say how well he sleeps at night, have you not? -- and that means we must pick up where his mother failed him.
Meanwhile, the Senate is about to renew an FDA program which reviews applications for new animal drugs, and the Union of Concerned Scientists calls on the Senate to attach legislation limiting antibiotic use in confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. You all know the reasons why by now: animals raised on antibiotics in CAFOs may produce more meat but also produce less hardy offspring who'll need even more antibiotics, and the more antibiotics we use in animals the more resistant bacteria becomes. But it never hurts to be reminded. You may assist the UCS in their endeavors with this handy contact tool.
Meanwhile, Public Citizen reminds me of their contact tool with which you may call for the firing of EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. As we've discussed here often, Mr. Johnson has put Tha Bush Mobb's wishes before the people's needs, and even before his own EPA scientists' research. And, apparently, even before his own wishes -- according to EPA memos and employee testimony, Mr. Johnson actually supported the California Clean Air Act waiver (the one that would have permitted California to enact stronger emissions standards than the feds) in whole or in part, but bowed to Bush Mobb pressure. A man who won't stand up to Tha Bush Mobb is the smallest kind of man.