tinkll1 (tinkll1) wrote,

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Libby's Commutation and the Fourth of July

I'm pissed! I'm really, really pissed. Not that I didn't expect "W" to actually pardon Libby, which he hasn't quite done, yet! But, it's July 4th, and NPR is reading the Declaration of Independence, and Jefferson's words sound so profound compared to the gnome in the White House who has been elected to a position so far beyond his level of competence. The hypocrisy is so flagrant, that I can not wait to encounter my law and order son, John, at today's Fourth of July celebration at his mother-in-law's home, where much of the family will gather. John is a Deputy District Attorney and a Republican, a moderate he says, in the George Will mode. Moderate??? He says!

Robert Scheer, as usual, hits the nail on the head. "Whatever happened to “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time,” which allows tough-love conservatives to cheerfully sentence petty criminals to incarceration? Suddenly, no prison time for perjury and obstruction of justice is termed by this president to be a “harsh” penalty, because I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby will suffer enough with his reputation “forever damaged.” Poor baby.....read more:

In addition to Scheer, and Truthdig my Independence Day reading will include further progress in the 2 books that I am currently snailing my way through: Kevin Phillips: "American Theocracy, The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money" and Howard Zinn: "A People's History of the United States." Not a bad collection for the holiday, and not a bad holiday, as I've already been to 5 dialysis clinics and it's 10:15.

I will save my theories of what has become of the medical profession in light of "Sicko," the NHS' recent employees' notoriety, and Baruch (=blessed???) Goldstein. One rant at a time. And maybe a post about the weekend, and just pure bliss and optimism.
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