Archive for October 10th, 2008

Have I posted this video before?

Oct 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

Who cares, it’s great! See if you can do the dance…

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Bluetones, “Slight Return”

-jb

Palin investigation results: Unlawful, unethical.

Oct 10, 2008 in Sarah Palin

No surprises:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. The politically charged inquiry imperiled her reputation as a reformer on John McCain’s Republican ticket.

Investigator Stephen Branchflower, in a report by a bipartisan panel that investigated the matter, found Palin in violation of a state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain.

The inquiry looked into her dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan, who said he lost his job because he resisted pressure to fire a state trooper involved in a bitter divorce with the governor’s sister. Palin says Monegan was fired as part of a legitimate budget dispute.

The report found that Palin let the family grudge influence her decision-making even if it was not the sole reason Monegan was dismissed. “I feel vindicated,” Monegan said. “It sounds like they’ve validated my belief and opinions. And that tells me I’m not totally out in left field.”

Branchflower said Palin violated a statute of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.

Palin and McCain’s supporters had hoped the inquiry’s finding would be delayed until after the presidential election to spare her any embarrassment and to put aside an enduring distraction as she campaigns as McCain’s running mate in an uphill contest against Democrat Barack Obama.

Palin was as obviously guilty as William Jefferson with his $90K in the freezer, yet McCain claimed he vetted her, later clumsily attempting to shut down the investigation. Republicans shrugged off the allegations and will shrug off the report, even though McCain’s camp persuaded several individuals to refrain from testifying against Palin (wonder if that will get investigated…), because they don’t care about the law or ethics and never have. She winks at them and sends starbursts through the TV, engages in cultural warfare, spurs angry hate mobs, and is resoundingly ignorant. Now we know for certain she is unethical (no surprise given her pathological lying) and willing to subvert the law and her authority for personal gain. In short, she’s astoundingly unqualified for the White House, and 100% qualified to be adored by this country’s deep-end diving rightwingers.

-jb

Socialism to the rescue!

Oct 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

I think this is one of those IOKIYAR things…or…we’re capitalists unless we need the government to bail us out…then we’re not.

-mg

I’m in Minneapolis this weekend talking shit about soon to be ex-Senator Norm Coleman. I’ll be here most of the time.