June 19, 2010
Some truth finds its way
Jim Hackett was "shocked" by information that has emerged in the BP fiasco. "Shocked" is he? Turns out Hackett's company Anadarko might be partially liable as a 25 percent partner with BP, but not if BP's behavior was "willful misconduct or grossly negligent." So, pile on Jim Hackett. Throw your partner onto the funeral pyre.
Good for the president for the escrow account. Of course $20 billion won't cover it--perhaps no amount will-- but it is a darned good start. Well done. Now stop the kings of tort from huge billion dollar pay. This entire episode could be an opportunity to learn.
I agreed to be a guest on a right-wing talk show Friday. The other guest was one of those non-stop, never pause, no need to breath, Ann Coulter types: "repeal the Jones Act, Obama stopped the Dutch from helping, Obama is a bum"...Yikes. You think you can respond, but the machine-gun-like bursts from the right are impossible to match with reason. So, why try? Gotta try--talk faster! If you get on a roll the bursts come even faster.
No progress in Congress on reversal of the Citizens United decision. Change must come from the bottom up not top down.
post a letter about this blog »
There is no truth, honor or justice in Washington. It is a city full of hyped-up, drugged-out insane people whose only goal is to enrich themselves. Washington and Jefferson led a revolution against a government far better than our current one. As it says in the Declaration of Independence, corrupt governments deserve to die. Ours is so corrupt that it needs to be changed or the result will be the death of this nation. The fact is, we are already 90% dead already. Brainwashed by TV, cheated by corporate interests, its no wonder suicides are at record levels.
-Carlos | Madison, WI | June 19, 2010