Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Victim is America not Weiner

There is a significant amount of conversation on line about how the Weiner scandal will hurt the Democrats. That's not what I see. I see the victim as the American people with the further fall of any credible American government. This is as a result of the Republicans in particular focusing on other people's sex as a way to distract the American people from their disastrous policies and their horrendous efforts to keep the government from working so they can win the next election. It's not Weiner's fault - what he did is disgusting but it is not what's bringing down America. What's bringing down America is the Republican strategy to win elections. To Read More

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Thomas Drake Debacle

It's really interesting for me to see the "Department of Justice" so consistently go after people who are trying to bring transparency to government while the liars (Anthony Weiner being a notable exception) get off Scott free. This is a case we should all know more about because it is about a man who should be protected by the government not persecuted by it. He was doing a good thing - blowing the whistle on NSA excesses. Unlike Bush and Cheney who lied to the American people about torture and WMD, Cheney who outed a CIA operative and jeopardized an entire network designed to protect America because he was mad at her husband - Thomas Drake was whistle blowing about NSA excesses - NSA law breaking.

The craziest part of all this is that Eric Holder and Co are using the Espionage Act but even they say he was not a spy.

We really have to pay attention to the Obama "Justice Department" because they are prosecuting the innocent and allowing the guilty to go free. Those innocent would make our government better - those guilty would make it worse. It's up to us to support people like Thomas Drake, Bradley Manning and others who should be protected by law and because of Holder are not.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Rich Say The Want To Pay Their Fair Share

Some of the Rich and Feckless it would seem are patriotic Americans not simply greedy. They say they reject the Bush Tax Cuts - not to mention the Ryan Tax Cuts - because they believe those cuts are hurting the country they love - and they're right. Here's what you do rich and feckless - you buy the politicians - that's what the unpatriotic Americans like the Koch Brothers are doing - and then you tell them what you want them to do.