There Is Justice For the Rich And Powerful In One Last Place In the World!

The United States is now ranked on 22nd out of 168 Countries in having the least corruption. One of the reasons is the rich and powerful in the United States very seldom go to jail for their crimes, or receive hand slaps.

Nice to see in Israel, despite there being little justice for Arabs living in the country…

There is still justice for the high and mighty.

(Ignore the dumb arsed Cisco Commercial! From my view they are part of the problem here in the US.)

Full Metal Moron – F. Lee Ermy Embarrasses Toys for Tots

In this day and age I am pretty careful about giving to Charities. Far too many spend most of what they get in donations on salaries and fundraising, with only a small percentage getting to the cause.

One of the charities which I fully support is the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots”. When you put the toys in those collection baskets you know they are going to get to the intended needy.

F. Lee Ermy is an actor who parlayed a bit role in a movie into a full time job on The Military Channel. His over the top depiction of a stereotypical Marine Drill Sergeant is masterful and pure comedy. In this appearance though – he does a huge disservice to the Marine Corps, and disgraces a fantastic charity – “Toys for Tots”.

Ermy appears on stage apparently inebriated. His job is to promote the Toys for Tots Charity. Instead the “jackwagon” launches into a political spiel about the Obama Administration and “socialism: and even gets in a promo for Glen Beck’s Faux News Show…

None of which has a damn thing to do with Toys for Tots.

Think it’s time for the fake Drill Sergeant meets a real Drill Sergeant for a review of “accomplishing mission objectives”. F. Lee Ermy comes off as a fraud – and that is a shame in his misrepresentation of such a great cause.

RealClearPolitics – Video – GA Dem: GOP Members Wear “White Sheets” For “Midnight Meeting”

Why don’t you tell us how you really feel, Georgia State Senator Robert Brown?

 

Dallas Pastor Accused of Burglary Explains Herself

This does not look good…

The part with McGriff sitting on the furs is her “press conference” explanation of the situation…

“Look at me I’m sitting on a bunch of furs, so I’m not a thief?”

Turns out Mrs. McGriff has a fairly extensive criminal record… And apparently the local media isn’t buying either –

A columnist’s riff on Dallas pastor Sandy McGriff

She stirred like a church mouse on the eve of Christmas Day; Yet, t’wasn’t her house and the owner was away. A neighbor called the cops, who then rushed to defend; but mouse in said house said she was helping a friend.

She helped herself, too, to mink coats and three purses; and a laptop on which she could click on God’s verses. But with all they could see, the cops couldn’t believe; that this woman, a pastor, had scared away thieves.

And Sandy McGriff, who to this day does protest; she was charged with burglary and resisting arrest. No one can say now how this ironic tale ends; to her story, at least, Sandy’s made some amends.

But readers aren’t buying, indeed they are yelping; they scoff at Sandy’s claim, “I thought I was helping.” No, I’m not without sin so I won’t cast a stone; Yes, if it weren’t for the cops, those minks might be gone.

Sandy, meanwhile, is taking new aim at the cops; Said they cuffed her too tightly, didn’t give her due props. Yet her record to date may indeed cast some doubt; the home’s owner thinks she was not there to help out.

While Sandy maintains she walks the “straight and narrow;” court of public opinion’s slinging sharp arrows. So we leave it to you in this Yuletide Season; Are you buying the story, wrapped in such reason?

Oh My!

 

Cory Booker – The Twitter King!

Cory Booker is one of the new generation of black politicians who is going places. And he is doing it the old fashioned way by working – sometimes with shovel in hand – for his constituents.

Notice to other Mayors – “Don’t try this in your city – these are trained Tweeting professionals!”

Hizzoner On the Job!

Cory Booker: The Mayor of Twitter and Superhero of the Blizzard

 

If you’re a mayor of a northeastern U.S. city, you probably despise Cory Booker right now, because the tweeting mayor of Newark, N.J., is now a social-media superhero, able to move towering snowbanks in a single push — or by sending the shovels and plows your way.

After a blizzard started blanketing the Northeast on Dec. 26, an event that earned the Twitter hashtag #snowpocalypse, Booker turned the microblogging site into a public-service tool. Residents of the city, which has a population of around 280,000, swarmed Booker’s account (@CoryBooker) with requests for help, and the mayor responded. He and his staff have bounced around Newark shoveling streets and sending plows to areas where residents said they were still snowed in. “Just doug [sic] a car out on Springfield Ave and broke the cardinal rule: ‘Lift with your Knees!!’ I think I left part of my back back there,” he reported in one message. One person let Booker know, via Twitter, that the snowy streets were preventing his sister from buying diapers. About an hour later, Booker was at the sister’s door, diapers in hand. Continue reading

Christine O’Donnell Under FBI Investigation

What I suspect to be a long line of Tea Party Candidates who played fast and free with the campaign money, ala the Sno’ Ho’ and KKKarl Rove…

AP: Feds probe Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s finances

The Associated Press, quoting a “person with knowledge of investigation,” reports from Baltimore that federal authorities are probing the finances of failed Senate Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell of Delaware to determine if she broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses…

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the national ethics group,previously called O’Donnell’s use of more than $7 million in donated funds “Magic Money,” and repeated a claim that she had misused campaign resources for personal expenses, including household rent, The News Journal reports from Wilmington.

That Defective Southern Memory Thing…

Former RNC Chair, and current Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour’s fond memories of White Citizen’s Councils …

And the reality.

How Things Change... The Old...

The Real Story of the White Citizens’ Council

And New. Former Republican Senator George Allen and Council of Conservative Citizens

Although the term “historical revisionist” seems to have been co-opted these days by committed right-wingers who typically reserve it for liberals who refuse to adhere to the true and sacred American narrative according to Limbaugh and Beck, apparently Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour didn’t get the memo.  In a recent interview with The Weekly Standard, Barbour, who is a favorite of the ultraconservative, race-baiting Council of Conservative Citizens, offered a startling new interpretation of this group’s massive resistance-era antecedent, the arch-segregationist White Citizens’ Council, whose title was subsequently deracinated to become the Citizens’ Councils of America.  When asked how his hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi came to integrate its public schools relatively peacefully in 1970, Barbour responded:

“Because the business community wouldn’t stand for it,” he said. “You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK. Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City they passed a resolution that said anybody who started a chapter of the Klan would get their ass run out of town. If you had a job, you’d lose it. If you had a store, they’d see nobody shopped there. We didn’t have a problem with the Klan in Yazoo City.”

Mississippi Governor and Former RNC CHair Haley Barobor at Council of Conservative Citizens BBQ

The White Citizens’ Council was formed in July 1954 in Indianola, a little north of Yazoo City in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, by a World War II veteran and plantation manager, Robert B. “Tut” Patterson, and some local businessmen and politicos.  The council organizers had been inspired by a speech by Judge Tom Brady, also a Mississippian, who called on Southern whites to mount an organized resistance campaign against the Supreme Court’s integration decree.  The Council spread across, and ultimately out of, Mississippi, generally attracting the white economic and political elites of the Deep South’s Black Belt counties but later making some inroads among blue-collar whites in the cities as well.

Pledged to maintain white supremacy, the councils foreswore violence but did their best to intimidate blacks who might think about challenging the status quo and to make painful examples of those who did.  Perched atop the local economic pyramid, the councils’ white elites could seriously reduce, if not cut off entirely, the flow of commerce and credit, not to mention employment, to blacks who got out of line.  Council leaders typically made it a point to see that the names of any black persons who had attempted to register to vote or signed petitions for school desegregation made their way to the local newspapers so that whites in the community would know which blacks to fire, turn off their tenant farms, or deny credit.  An Alabama council member summed up his group’s aims quite candidly when he explained, “We intend to make it difficult, if not impossible, for a Negro who advocates desegregation to find and hold a job, get credit, or renew a mortgage.” Continue reading

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