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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Supreme Ct.

Justices Strike Down Overall Political Donation Limit

Another blow to legislative attempts to limit the influence of wealthy donors. Seems that the conservative court will let nothing interfere with the right to buy candidates for Congress.

As Andy Borowitz puts it in The New Yorker,  "Supreme Court Defends Wealthy’s Right to Own Government"

The US is sometimes called the world's greatest democracy. Hard to justify this when we can't make elections fair, can't enact sensible gun safety laws, and can't stop states from limiting voting rights.

 

 

 

  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

NY Times

A milestone.  Finished last Sunday's NY Times before buying today's.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Christie

Inquiry by Christie’s Lawyers Is Said to Clear Him
Surprise!

Friday, March 21, 2014

sanctions?

U.S. Cuts Military Aid to Ukraine Sergiy Gumenyuk/AFP/Getty

"U.S. Cuts Military Aid to Ukraine "

What timing! What talking points for Republicans!

And the Democrats expect to hold the Senate?


Sanctions

Obama approves new sanctions against Russia

 

 

Having run out of influential oligarchs, Presiden Obama has ordered a complete ban on Russian Nesting Dolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

missing plane

"It then flew in a westerly direction back over peninsular Malaysia before turning northwest. Up until the point at which it left military primary radar coverage, these movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane." The prime minister confirmed the aircraft on the radar was flight MH370.

Knowing this, the Malaysian prime minister was grossly negligent in remaining silent while thousand engaged in expensive, risky searches in the wrong ocean.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

missing plane

The Malaysian plane that may have gone into the Bermuda Triangle

From Borowitz News :  "Absence of Information About Malaysia Flight Not Hindering Coverage, Cable Networks Say"

My guess is that they'll find that missing plane long before Darrell Issa finds any evidence supporting his claims of Benghazi or IRS "scandals". 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NJ Bridge Traffic Jam

NJ Bridge Traffic Jam

"Panel Argues Bridge Scandal Figures Must Comply With Subpoenas"

Not a problem. If the court voids the subpoenas, the prosecutors can just ask NSA for the information in the records.