Wednesday, June 13, 2012

late news roundup

The Obama administration is getting hauled into court by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is attempting to shake more information out o the executive branch regarding its conduct of the drone war Obama is waging in the Middle East. The administration is saying these matters can't be broached in court, because the drone war is so secret that even the reason it's so secret is a secret. In fact, it's so secret that it might not even exist!

Ever wonder who got how much and where it all ended up in the biggest ever bank heist of 2008 and 2009? So did Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist independent from Vermont, who had his staff compile the names and figures, and today released his list of bailout recipients and the amounts of Fed money they borrowed or stole, depending on how you look at it. He's already saved Attorney-General Holder a lot of work, as the intrepid lawman rushes forward to prosecute the Wall Street crowd (who gave us the Not-so-Great Depression), for conflict of interest (most of them) and securities fraud (all of them).

Actually, that's not likely. Holder may be a crappy enough AG to please even Republicans, since he hasn't exhibited any of the independence the AG theoretically possesses nor gone after a single bankster crook. But he's still a black guy working in the Obama administration, so naturally, they hate him, and want to punish him for that.

In the photo, a juvenile shoat sticks its nose between slats in the pen fence after a deluge in Austria.

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