a pasty sauce made of tomatoes, tastes good with fries and other foods but
never served as a main dish. In the recent election, Kerry’s agenda
worked like ketchup, it looked good but failed to stimulate core issues.
Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz Kerry owns the billion-dollar Heinz ketchup
industry that she inherited from her first husband John Heinz, the
republican senator of
who died in 1991. Born in
and highly educated Teresa speaks five languages fluently. In1992, being
an active republican she was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to
represent US non-governmental organizations at the Earth Summit in Rio de
Janerio. While summit was in progress, Teresa met Kerry for the second
time on the branch of a huge tree because they found mutual interest in
is a bright and successful woman but she acted weird while in the campaign
trail. Although, biased media tried to downplay her unbalanced comments
and unusual behavior, voters keenly noticed and remembered her actions. At
the primary, Kerry took a $6 million mortgage against the house, since
then Teresa was surely worried about her money, even though Kerry signed a
prenuptial agreement, a contract that spells out how assets will be
distributed in the event of divorce or death.
contrast to Teresa’s disappointing behavior, Laura Bush maintained a
pleasant appearance throughout the campaign. Actually, pre-election polls
showed that the barometer of survey surged when Laura appeared with the
are other bottles of Ketchup that ruined Kerry’s fate too; Michael
Moore’s short film Funky hype 9/11 is one of them. I would not call this
film a documentary like many people did because documentaries are about
research, impartial information and a short version of a bigger picture.
’s film lacks all of these qualities. American people love gossips,
rumors and conspiracy theory but they are smart enough to think
pragmatically when dealing with real business.
film definitely amused many devoted democrats but it failed to portray an
honest picture, so far critiques have discovered at least 56 deceits in
this film. Many found this film as unpatriotic, paranoid and a sickening
fantasy, causing them to drift away from Kerry.
another barrel of Ketchup that Kerry sputtered all over the place. It’s
possible that Weapons of Mass destruction is still hidden or they may have
been transported to another country before the fall of Saddam regime.
However, Kerry surely voted for
war based on the same intelligence report that was made available to both
Bush and Kerry. The report may have been faulty too. The world of
intelligence and counter-intelligence is full of deception and distraction
that outshines the thriller of James Bond 007. Since the Gulf war, Saddam
was playing hide and seek with his WMD to scare his neighboring countries
. He acted like an innocent baby in front of the UN inspectors but also
created a smokescreen of having WMD. It’s possible that Saddam fed
misleading information to CIA and other agencies.
Bush will look like a fool if he admits that CIA grasped the bait of
Saddam. Based on the report, Kerry voted for the war and Bush planned for
a mass attack on
. Bush expected that piles of WMD would be discovered, to publicize the
discovery he allowed journalists to accompany the army. Whereas Kerry
changed his mind and proclaimed, “I will be a commander in chief who
will never mislead us into war” and called the invasion of
"the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time". It
was scary when Kerry said, “Help is on the way” to our troops, as if
they have been thrown into a lion’s cage for no reason.
or without WMD, Saddam was a threat to
. In 1997, Saddam appealed Arab nations to attack Americans and British
interests. His regime also called for suicide attacks on Americans on the
first anniversary of 9/11. Throwing SCUD missiles to
and helping Palestinian suicide bombers are not very peaceful act either.
’s economic legacy, many believed that Kerry would change the clock of
economic downturn to 180º, yet he had no tangible agenda to improve the
economy. No kidding, President of the
does not control the economy, it’s the Federal
Reserve chairperson, Alan Greenspan who plays “Rubik’s cube”
with the economy. Sometimes he solves the puzzle and sometimes he fails,
usually Presidents don’t challenge his decision.
’s era, the Fed shifted the strategy on unemployment. It was believed
that inflation would accelerate if unemployment rate goes under six
percent. The Fed abandoned this theory and allowed unemployment rate to
hit 4 percent without pulling the plug. During this time, computer
technology advanced abruptly, giving a boost to the economy. Also stock
market bubble helped but it busted while
was still in power.
should be credited for creating short-term jobs and balancing the budget.
Nonetheless, short-term jobs were not investment-led.
Greenspan’s contribution, Presidents surely take many steps that
directly or indirectly affect the economy,
’s NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is one of them. Sadly,
NAFTA caused the loss of 750,000 good paying manufacturing jobs. Sure
enough, democrats won’t talk about NAFTA and Republicans won’t either
because Sr. Bush initiated this plan. NAFTA caused job loss and it also
fetched a ballooning trade deficit with
’s inclusion in world trade center, another blunder of
caused the same affect and
will have to pay for this mistake dearly for years to come. In 2003, US
suffered $124 billion trade deficit with
, the largest bilateral trade deficit in the world. John Kerry critiqued
Bush for the deficit but he forgot to mention that
made this deal stubbornly and almost single-handedly.
has its own mind; it goes through economic boom-slowdown-recession-
recovery and starts all over again.
went through economic boom and left in the period of slowdown. Actually
President Bush handled the economy fairly well despite the heavy blow from
recession, impact of 9/11 and two wars. His tax cut worked as an
anti-biotic and supplied enough energy for a jump-start. Kerry may not
have done any better.
democrats vowed to leave the country if Bush wins, which certainly did not
happen. They panicked and they had reasons for panicking. It was expected
that Bush’s win would cause the rise of Christianity. (Which is of
course better than the “rise of Mummies”, I mean Islam). Conservatives
of Republican party will push for a ban on human cloning, abortion and gay
marriage. They will also seek for strict obscenity laws, school voucher
and conservative supreme court Judges. Despite maintaining opposite views
on these issues, a lot of liberals voted Bush for his decisiveness, his
enthusiasm to combat security threats and for upholding values that many
cloning is a tragic issue that saddened many secular humanists. Religion
and science do not mix very well, whenever science advances, religion
commands, “Thou shalt remain ignorant”.
sentenced Galileo for his discovery of “Earth goes round the sun”.
Probably, human cloning is facing the same fate that Galileo’s discovery
encountered centuries ago.
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