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Scandal? (Update)

I know that there are some who feel that they are oh, so close to seeing the end of the Obama administration. These are the same people who thought that Mitt Romney was going to win the general election. This, of course, was in spite of overwhelming data suggesting otherwise. President Barack Obama is facing a trifecta of scandals. Let’s investigate each of the scandals separately.


Benghazi. This is the gift that keeps on giving. At long last it appears the conservatives actually have traction on this issue. Yet, there’s really nothing here. The administration initially stated that there were demonstrations before the Benghazi attack. This was wrong. The administration admitted their mistake. They came clean to the American people before the November election. Basically, an ambassador was in an extremely dangerous situation. He had an adequate security. We have a detailed report which clearly points the finger at the State Department. On top of that, we know that Secretary Clinton warned of budget cuts which could have serious ramifications. Today, the latest is that ABC News, which claimed that they had the original email trail of the talking points, really didn’t have the real trail. Jake Tapper blew the lid off of this false reporting by ABC News. (The White House has released more e-mails. We have seen these before, just in a different format.)

IRS scandal. Last night, President Obama accepted the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Stephen Miller. I agree with the president. The IRS must be a nonpartisan organization. Those who are responsible for this craziness need to be singled out and punished. (more…)

By |2013-05-16T20:51:00-04:00May 16th, 2013|Obama administration, Party Politics|Comments Off on Scandal? (Update)

Saturday Morning News Roundup (Updated)

My really busy week continues. I have a really nice post on GOP hypocrisy.

  • Fox news is convinced that we spent way too much time on the Rupert Murdoch scandal. They think it’s time for us to move on. When you think about it, how many scandals include the British Parliament dragging business executives in for a little chat and a spot of tea? To be interesting see what the FBI comes up with. Oh, you did see that Rebekah Brooks and Les Hinton resigned.
  • Michele Bachmann’s husband admits that he has tried to remove the gayness from gays. I wonder if Larry Craig, Senator wide stance, should take this course?
  • Did you see this?? Bachmann’s church believes that the Pope is the antichrist? Oh, this isn’t radical and way outside of the mainstream.
  • Representatives Steve King believes that revenue increases are just silly.
  • Who is winning the money race? It is sad that we think that this is important. It is sad that it is important. Raising money is more important that you’re political message. It is more important than anything else. It is a BIG reason that are political candidates listen to big business and not to us. It is why we are so screwed up.
  • Cutting spending will really hurt our economy and many Americans.

non-security discretionary (NSD)

  • The Bancroft family are sorry that they sold out to Rupert Murdoch.
  • Larry Flynt, the longtime publisher of Hustler, states the Rupert Murdoch has gone too far. I have no comment on this.
  • Mark Zandi, the lead economist at the conservative publication The Economist, states what we already know. Fix the debt ceiling. He then discusses how we can get to a $4 trillion reduction in expenditures over 10 years. Seems reasonable.
  • Just to make sure that we never, ever make any progress in this country, the House has killed a measure that would have increased light bulb efficiency, again.
  • Bendable electronics look really cool.
  • Darren Clarke and Lucas Glover lead the British Open after the second round.
  • I’m sorry I have drifted away from Harry Potter. After the first 3 Potters, I found the series transformed from an updated Disney adventure to Tales from the Crypt. The whole thing became very dark. Harry was always worried about dying. So, I’m not all that jazzed over the final installment but Roger Ebert kinda likes this final episode. If you see it let me know if I should wander by. I’m still waiting for Captain America. I’m hoping that it is everything that the Green Lantern wasn’t.


  • There is more going on at News Corp than meets this eye. Executives are tripping over themselves to find the door. Why? If this is just a simple hacking scandal isolated to Britain wire executives here in the United States stepping down?I’m not sure why Les Hansen, CEO of Dow Jones and the publisher of the Wall Street Journal has stepped down. In his resignation letter he apologize for the actions of News of the World. It is a noble gesture but is there more? The FBI had better turn over every single rock. A week ago, I paid little or no attention to this scandal. Now, I’m reading every single thing that I can because I think this is going to be huge.
  • I find the fact that credit rating firms are threatening to downgrade America’s bonds as tasteless and reprehensible. Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s sat idly by…  No that’s not right. They aided and abetted Wall Street in slicing and dicing complex mortgages securities which were worth much less in their stated value because of high default rates, no money down loans and no documentation loans. They were the ones that slapped the AAA ratings on these fancy mortgage derivatives. It isn’t that they mis-rated them, anyone can make an honest mistake. Instead, they knowingly rated garbage as AAA. Now, they’re going to tell the United States that they are going to downgrade our bonds? Most of these knuckleheads should be in jail. By the way, why aren’t they in jail?

So, what’s on your mind? What are the news stories that you’re following this weekend?

By |2011-07-16T06:28:22-04:00July 16th, 2011|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Saturday Morning News Roundup (Updated)

Bushed – more scandals

Keith Olbermann is doing a great job at keeping many of the Bush administration’s scandals on our minds.

  • EPA pressured into not reporting every time a company releases toxic chemicals into the environment
  • In the US Attorneys scandal, Senator Patrick Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee served up some contempt citations for Josh Bolton and Karl Rove.
  • Secretary of State Condolezza Rice accepts responsibility for everything that happens in her department.  Wonder if she is willing to accept responsibility for Blackwater shooting those civilians in Iraq a couple of months ago?
By |2007-12-14T21:47:34-04:00December 14th, 2007|Bush Administration, Countdown|Comments Off on Bushed – more scandals
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