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Soon, the new revelations about the criminal gangsters of torture, aka the George W. Bush administration, will quietly, and with the whore-media leading the way, be swept under the rug. Of this, I have no doubt.
Our representative democracy will, as it did during the Ford administration, set yet another precendent in defense of lawlessness, which will guarantee another future rogue presidency. If the president orders something to be done, as Condi said recently, "by definition", that means it's not illegal. North Korea agrees.
But lawlessness rights of the executive branch are only a part of our current responsible government's expression of leadership....heavens to murgatroid.....banksters have rights too....
Baucus, Bennet, Byrd, Carper, Dorgan, Johnson, Landrieu, Lincoln, Nelson (NE), Pryor, Specter, Tester.
Those are the names of Democratic senators who joined with all the senate Republicans (f*cking duh) to defeat the mortgage "cramdown" bill. The bill would have helped, you know, 'average Americans' on the brink of bankruptcy.
See.....if you own a second home, or a yacht, or an expensive car.....then allowing a judge to modify the terms of a loan on one of those possessions....is perfectly acceptable to the degenerate thinking of our patriotic Congress. But it's not okay, say these same degenerates, to permit loan modifications by a judge to a home mortgage, if the home is your primary residence.
How does that make any sense?
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said this.....
"And the banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created -- are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place."
America is a strange place sometimes. Big banking interests f*ck stuff up so badly that they have to cry for tax money to bail their worthless, gambling-addicted, asses out. AND THEN, those same worthless asses bribe "representatives" in Congress to f*ck over the very people who they're supposed to represent. Strange.
Durbin video plus mortgage bankers celebration video found at Digby's Hullabaloo.
Kyra Phillips, of CNN, is cute. She earned her stripes by being an "embed" for Bush's Iraq cock-up. Ever since her "embed" time, Phillips has been informing American viewers about Very Serious news items. Like this one....
Like I said....Very Serious.
Yesterday was a day away from the computer, a rare occurrence for me. Over the weekend I'll be blogging about Obama's answers to a couple questions from Wednesday's press conference. Until then, consider this Pat Buchanan take down by George Washington University Constitutional professor, Jonathan Turley, last night. It's a 10 minue video, but well worth watching in it's entirety.....
Great bitchslap by Turley, right at the end....
"In 20 years, it will be Pat Buchanan Jr. sitting here and saying, "look what George W. Bush did and he wasn't prosecuted."
Update: I found this interesting....
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new analysis. [...]
White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than 6 in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only 4 in 10 of them did.
WWJT. Who would Jesus torture?