His Way or the Hisway


(With an apology for my inconsistent adds and updates to this thang - for all those regular readers, of course!)

Mostly I have been moved by ... what? Incredulity - outrage - at stupidity, irresponsibility, greed and the whole corrupting influence of unbridled partisanship ... to write something. Not always, of course, but mostly.

The last couple of months have had so MUCH of that bad stuff, that I guess I have been sort of strangled as to what to grouse about. But here goes again.

The Good Old NEW YORK TIMES editorial this Sunday morning reminded me of just how stupid, counterproductive and downright crappy the GWB Administration is. Stubborn George continues to insist that his torture-justifying lawyer pal Steven Bradbury be his appointee to run the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. (As I'm sure you know) Bradbury wrote all those "Torture's legal. It's OK," then "It's OK to ignore the law that makes it illegal" memos. He has absolutely zero chance of being approved by the Senate. Even several Republicans don't support this morally castrated sycophant.

So the results? Whole boatloads of important appointments are dammed up behind the "Decider's" decision. Quoting the editorial: "...The election commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and the National Labor Relations Board do not have enough members to do their jobs. Scores of federal judgeships are vacant. The Council of Economic Advisers is down to one adviser." Woops! W is hamstringing his own Administration.

Of course he probably likes that. He's not in favor of G'ment doing its job like protecting consumers, workers, miners, crime victims and the like. "Waste a'money," y'know. He just likes spending billions on his chosen contractors, big Wall Street firms and the like. OK, different subjects.

So check out the editorial. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/30/opinion/30sun1.html?ref=opinion

As I've noted, you have to "register" to read NYTimes.com, but it's free and harmless (no spam, etc.)


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