September 22, 2008
Truth--get your boots on
Remember the old saw: "A lie gets half way around the world before truth gets her boots on"?
Today, Truth needs her boots, her own Lear jet, some gutsy Democrats in Congress, and large dollops of more truth. If the church group in Milwaukee was right yesterday, it is unlikely Truth will get the help she needs.
Let's begin our search for Truth with the over-the-top farewell to Yankee Stadium--you know, "The house that Ruth built" 85 years ago. But now the leading jerk in the sports world, George Steinbrenner, uses taxpayers' money, a billion or so, to have the new and nicely appointed Yankee Stadium known as the house George built. The last time a similar heist was worked for the Yankees the great Red Smith penned these wonderful words: "The refurbished home of the Yankees will not be known as the house that truth built."
Wisconsin voters were conned by Jim Klauser, Tommy and Selig to build Miller Park, so don't get all huffy about the ignorant Yankee fans/taxpayers. Welcome to the Major Leagues!
Ah, Truth, if you were giving Yankee stadium a standing ovation last night, isn't it time to get to Wall Street? Perhaps to rename Wall Street Steinbrenner Alley? Wall Street, where they are in a scrum with lobbyists?
What is going on? Henry Paulson Jr. has been telling us for months that the crisis was contained. So why should we trust him now that we have only a couple of days to save America? I guess because Mayor Bloomberg thinks "Hank" is top drawer. And "Hank" is ready to become our Czar not only while Bush runs the show but in the next administration as well. I'm not making this up.
Chris Dodd said, "Congress needs to offer some assurance to the taxpayer that Congress is watching." Yikes! I want you to do more than watch. Roll up your sleeves and get to wprk on our behalf.
Rove at his best. McCain, off his rocker when he should be enjoying his rocker, picks Palin. The crisis of Wall Street arrives seven weeks before the election, and bingo! Out goes Palin and in comes Bloomberg as Johnny's running mate.
Too cynical? Keep your eyes open wide. Truth--get moving!
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