Saturday, January 23, 2016
D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T- I -O - N : A flock of second-tier Clintonian operatives and fellow-travelers has begun calling Bernie Sanders a communist, claiming he wants to dismantle Obamacare, warning that he would sacrifice Israel to ISIS and proclaiming that he does “not believe in capitalism.” None of this is true, but repeated often enough, but given the trends in the polls, she's got to do something.
Budget Cuts: Governor Snyder has released his (totally redacted) emails in an attempt to prove that poisoning the people of Flint was supposed to be a temporary measure that would save about $5 million over two years. That it has killed at least 10 people and loaded the blood and brains of 10,000 children with lead was collateral damage that should not be viewed as environmental racism and should not be taken into consideration when looking at the overall budget savings and ideological purity. Besides, Snyder explains, it was those damned lazy civil servants... and the (unelected) political hack he let run the city.
Protecting & Self-Serving: A bill pending in New Jersey would keep the public from accessing police videos from body and car cameras, as well as 911 calls. Because what we don't know won't hurt them.
Theory of the Crime: California's AG is investigating Exxon Mobil to see if its decades of lying about the dangers of global climate change and the degree to which petroleum products were responsible constitutes fraud under various securities laws requiring full disclosure of all relevant information concerning the current and future prospects of the company. Such as reducing the value of its reserves...
Mattress Stuffing: Why are American corporations sitting on $1.9 trillion in cash – after all, traditionally corporations were massive borrowers, not gargantuan hoarders. But then, corporations used to be optimists, ever looking for new and better products to bring to market in order to make profits for the stockholders instead of trying to find tax-efficient ways to buy back their own stock as a way to feather the CEO's retirement. But to be fair, maybe all these senior executives are reluctant to invest because (1) they know the economy sucks and will continue to do so as thus there are no profits to be made and/or (2) they are sure the whole thing's going to come tumbling down and “cash will be king.” Then there's the possibility that it is just the herd instinct they are all following each other's lead assuming that the guy in the lead knows what the hell is happening. He doesn't.
Submit: Eleven-year old girls must be taught to stay “pure” until they trap a man, they must turn to their fathers whose job it is “to protect their purity” and teach them to be subservient. Or so emails from the Mesa Valley School District in Colorado claim, while directing the young girls to a Wake Up Ministries website where they could learn about the “gag reflex” that tongue-kissing prompts and sign up for an indoctrination meeting. The school system said it had reviewed the material and did not find it to be demeaning nor religious propaganda.
Porn O'Graph: Full and frank disclosure, or water, water everywhere...
The Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 8:05 AM