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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

uh oh

once again we just DO NOT pay attention. sure, crotch shots are great gossip (although i prefer to talk about knitting, beading, crafting, animals, vodka and my pool boy raul) BUT we're turning into sheep (no pun intended)


let's take a hint from bill moyers and REPORT THE FUCKING NEWS (he didn't use those exact words mind you, i took the liberty of paraphrasing)


Secret cash: The worst political scandal of all

A constitutional amendment may be our only prayer for stopping the total usurpation of government by Big Business


BY MICHAEL WINSHIP



.................Only in my case, it’s give me a scandal, any scandal, and I’ll show you how the corrosive influence of money on politics is at its root and makes what’s bad even worse (okay, maybe not in the case of Anthony Weiner -- yet). It’s not an especially effective party trick, I know, unless you’re at a really dreary policy wonk picnic, but you work with what you’ve got.
John Edwards’ illegitimate child? The legal case being built against the freshly indicted former presidential candidate isn’t about paternity or custody or any of that kind of stuff, but revolves around felony campaign finance charges; whether or not two wealthy backers -- his now deceased fundraising chair Frederick Baron and 100-year-old heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon -- provided hundreds of thousands in contributions that in reality paid for the hiding of Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, and their baby.
Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista’s big fat, revolving, no interest credit account at Tiffany's? It might be tin-eared and wrong for someone who purports to be a fiscal conservative and a man of the people to throw around big bucks for expensive bling, but that ain’t necessarily the scandal. Look a little deeper. On May 24, Jeff Stein of The Washington Post blog "Spy Talk" reported:
"At the same time Tiffany & Co. was extending Callista (Bisek) Gingrich a virtual interest-free loan of tens of thousands of dollars, the diamond and silverware firm was spending big bucks to influence mining policy in Congress and in agencies over which the House Agriculture Committee -- where she worked -- had jurisdiction, official records show."....................

AP/Jacquelyn Martinpic of TWO EFFING SCARY WHITE PEOPLE: Newt and Callista Gingrich

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