The Kensington Review

26 April 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 50
Emergency Spending Bill is $15 Billion More than Requested -- The Bush administration and the GOP-controlled Congress like to talk about fiscal responsibility, but when it comes to actually spending the taxpayer’s money, drunken sailors on 48-hour liberty are more circumspect. It’s bad enough that the federal budget has been in a deficit since they ran Mr. Clinton out of town. What’s worse are these “emergency” bills that don’t even count toward the deficit. The one currently under discussion will cost $106.5 billion, almost $15 billion over Mr. Bush’s February request.

Nepalese King Recalls Prorogued Parliament -- Yesterday saw a massive protest in Katmandu, Nepal, turn into a victory rally by the opposition. Late Monday, King Gyanendra announced he was recalling the parliament he had dissolved more than a year ago. Former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, one of the opposition leaders, will head the new government. Still, the opposition celebrated prematurely.

Bush Orders Probe of Possible Gas Price Gouging -- President George “LBJ” Bush may have a tiny bit of Teddy Roosevelt in him after all. TR, of course, was a trust-buster and defender of the people against corporate greed. Mr. Bush, on the other hand, has spent most of the last five years boosting corporate interests at the expense of the rest of the nation. Nonetheless, the current president has ordered a probe into gasoline prices, suggesting that price gouging could be occurring. No kidding, George.

Barbecue Season Arrives but Gas Grills Remain Legal -- Despite being a year-round activity among the wise and godly, barbecue season has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Sadly, a visit to Home Depot, Lowe's or any other such chain will reveal a ghastly collection of propane-burning monstrosities. While the people are distracted by non-issues like gay marriage, ratings on video games and the laughable “war on Christmas,” the American culture of cooking outdoors is under siege by a legion of blue flame worshippers.

© Copyright 2006 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.


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