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.