Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Whole Lot of Nonsense Going On

What a travesty of justice. Scooter Libby is found guilty on 4 of 5 counts in the faux leak case. What's he guilty of? He's guilty of working for Dick Cheney. He's guilty of not remembering exact conversations and recounting them properly. He's stuck with a prosecutor who knew the name of the true leaker, Richard Armitage, all along and yet continued to prosecute Libby. The jury was confused as to what the charges and trial was all about, as exhibited by their questions to the judge. It's all a huge travesty and now Scooter Libby will be sentenced and has to appeal. Fitzgerald should be ashamed of himself.

Pardon Scooter Libby immediately, President Bush.

The wishing-Cheney-dead crowd must be collectively crossing their fingers this morning, hoping the blood clotting meds don't work for his clot discovered in his leg yesterday. I imagine Bill Maher is licking his chops today.

Al Sharpton visited a cemetery in South Carolina yesterday. He wanted to see the grave of Julia Thurmond, whose grandfather was the great-great-grandfather of Strom Thurmond, who owned Sharpton's slave great-grandfather, Coleman Sharpton. Ok, then. Sharpton is shocked about the info pulled up for him by the website, Ancestry.com. Maybe he would have been happier with the info if it was related to the family of Robert "KKK" Byrd, the beacon of the Dem party and former bigwig in the KKK. Back then, the Thurmond's were Dems, too, though. Oh well.

Al Gore, Sr. voted against the Civil Rights Act. So did Clinton's mentors in Arkansas.

Now that Sharpton's ancestry is out there, it is being reported that Obama's white mother's family owned slaves. His great-great-great-great-grandfather and great-great-great-great-great-grandmother owned slaves.

A security guard was shot to death at a FEMA trailer park in New Orleans Monday. A few hours earlier another man was shot and killed in a public housing complex. The number of homicides in New Orleans this year is 34 now. FEMA had to relocate residents of a trailer park after sewage problems were discovered. This, of course, produced complaints from those being relocated. Nevermind they are still being housed by FEMA after almost 2 years.

Yesterday I was surprised to see the name of the town in southern Indiana where my mother's family is from. A man and his 8 year old daughter aboard a Cessna airplane crashed into his mother-in-law's house. Apparently it is said today that the man did it intentionally after taking the child without permission from his ex-wife, who had a restraining order against him. Geez. My youngest sister lives in the area.

Does anyone else find the humor in the statements from John Edwards that Jesus would be angry with Americans for their greed and excluding prayer from school? He's a millionare trial lawyer moving into the largest estate in North Carolina. His wife is quoted as saying, "Everyone knows we have money". Yeah, class acts, both.


Paul is a Hermit said...

You know, I don't care what a person's ancestors did. I care what the person did and is doing.

Case in point, John Edwards, I don't know anything about his ancestors. He is making me sick because of his own slimy character and his alone.
As is Al Sharpton and - you don't have a large enough blog for my list, but if you did, it is based solely on what the person is doing or has done not on what happened in past centuries.

Paul is a Hermit said...

Let me rephrase that, I don't care what a person's ancestors did.
The last century, after all, is only seven years ago.

srp said...

I have had it with our justice system that lets murderers like OJ go and convicts others simply because they are part of the hated leadership. It does tell me what I would say to any FBI person asking me questions..."I don't remember." What else can you do. I certainly don't remember what was said in conversations three years ago.... actually not even two days ago. Unless the conversation is recorded I would be up a creek without a paddle.

I guess that is one thing that the lawyers tell you that is right... don't offer information. Answer yes, no, I don't know. Of course the lawyers should know, they are the experts at confusing you.