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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Corruption, Chicago Style

When Hamid Karzai pays off Afghan warlords to keep the peace and political stability, we call him "corrupt."

Whe Iraqi politicians make pay-offs to sheiks and tribes for their political support and votes, we cry "corruption!"

But when the Democrats make pay-offs, that's called a "job stimulus" even when it's only one job and rank nepotism is the alleged motive.

According to an unnamed source, Oregon State University Athletic
Director Bob DeCarolis was considering firing their basketball
coach, Craig Robinson, after an 8-11 start (2-5 in the Pac 10
conference). This was admittedly a poorer record than the year before, and certainly universities have fired coaches for disappointing the alumni in other venues.

Corvallis received stimulus money for the university from the federal government. The source now says that Craig Robinson's job is safe for this year due to this influx of funds. This was confirmed by the university's athletic director, who which stated that Robinson's six-year coaching contract with OSU was recently extended through 2016 (an additional two years), but insisted it had nothing to do with federal stimulus grants.

Coach Robinson just happens to be Michelle Obama's brother.

The University denies that there is any connection between their coach, his job and the $26,434,969 as its portion of stimulus money from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the Oregon University System.

Riiiiight.

The interesting thing to me is not whether or not this is a whistle-blower exposing corruption or an internet rumor gone viral, but the media take on this.....if this rumor were about Cheney, the Fourth Estate would be slobbering over their word processors, spewing out reams of unsubstantiated text and demanding that a Special Prosecutor open an investigation.

But apparently the current administration is exempt from that level of journalistic indignation, invention or legal inquiry. There are a lot of indignant denials; trite put-downs of "internet stories" but there is no Woodward and Bernstein out there looking to see if maybe there is a connection or proving there isn't a connecton between the money and the brother-in-law's job. The very lack of investigation speaks volumes about the Obama Machine's ability to squelch inquiry.

Now THAT's what is corrupt: the Mainstream Media blatantly prostituting itself. No wonder no one watches them, reads them, or trusts them any more--they've become the propaganda corps of the Obama Machine.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sauce For The Goose

Britain has expelled a member of Israel's consular corps in outrage over the "misuse" of British passports by an as-yet unproven intelligence service.

British double-standards never cease to amaze me. Not only do they allow their own passport holders to fly to Israel to commit acts of terrorism and mass murder (Mikes' Bar) but they have the nerve to condemn Israel for assassinating a terrorist when their own hands aren't clean.

Anyone remember Operation Flavius?

The British were all too ready to use their special forces to gun down three IRA "freedom fighters" seeking the "liberation" of "Occupied Irish Homelands" in what the British call Northern Ireland (better known historically as Ulster). In 1988, the British SAS gunned down three unarmed "terrorists" who were planning a car-bombing on a British military target (note that "terrorists" are defined as such because they attack civilians, not military targets). It appears that the three were casing the neighborhood on foot for a place to park the car-bomb when intercepted and were butchered in the street because one of them made "an aggressive move." Like, maybe towards his wallet? Maybe for his passport? They weren't armed, so there was nothing to be "aggressive" with. They didn't have any weapons or explosives or detonators.

The car bomb was found 46 miles away in Spain.

British hypocrisy is beyond belief. The Provisional IRA, which shared training camps with the POL in Libya, are apparently considered terrorists who can be gunned down on foreign soil without compunction or regret in British eyes. When Irish "militants" seek the "liberation" of their "occupied territory" by attacking a military target, the broad daylight slaughter of all three is justified by the British government as an anti-terror operation.

But the quiet execution of one terrorist, far more dangerous than all three Provos together, without risk to surrounding civilians, now ostensibly outrages British sensibilities.

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, you English (Ireland-occupying, Gibraltar-occupying) hypocrites.

I've Been Gone A Very Long Time....

No, I wasn't on vacation.

First, I took a supervisory position at my work, which is great in terms of work and paycheck but takes its toll on time.

Then, we experienced every parent's nightmare. My husband went to wake up my son, and he'd had a seizure in his sleep and was nonresponsive. Code 3 to the hospital, and almost 6 weeks in and out of the hospital. 10 days in Intensive Care.

I'm not ready to blog about that quite yet....

But it's coming. Maybe after Pesach.

Now, we're getting back to normal

Chag Sameach!

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