Sunday, November 13, 2005

Reading Room

I guess we arrested most of organized crime and put it in government.

Former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed claimed in a 2001 e-mail to a lobbyist that he choreographed John Cornyn's efforts as Texas attorney general to shut down an East Texas Indian tribe's casino.
The lobbyist was Jack Abramoff, who is under federal investigation, along with his partner Michael Scanlon, on allegations of defrauding six Indian tribes of about $80 million from 2001 to 2004.




Jimmy Carter deserves thanks for putting the case in a humble and easily understood fashion

It’s not a matter of Democrats versus Republicans because the new policies I describe in the book…are different from what George Bush Sr. expounded. They’re different from what Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford proposed and implemented and obviously from what Democratic presidents have done down through the ages…And this relates to the fundamental policies of our country concerning peace.

Lobbyists, money grubbers and Delay...go together like a horse and carriage.

The fundraiser was organized by some of DeLay's staffers-turned-lobbyists after his indictment in September and the loss of his leadership post.

Filling in the blanks of the pResidents speech. The missing details. And more importantly.

But Bush and his aides had access to much more voluminous intelligence information than did lawmakers, who were dependent on the administration to provide the material. And the commissions cited by officials, though concluding that the administration did not pressure intelligence analysts to change their conclusions, were not authorized to determine whether the administration exaggerated or distorted those conclusions.

How much more do you want for God sakes! Let's reign it in..save a little for somebody else would ya, ya selfish bastard!

In 1980, the average chief executive earned about 42 times the amount of the average worker, but now CEOs earn about 431 times more than their workers, according to the AFL-CIO. And pay is rising at a rapid clip.The average CEO took home a 91 percent raise in 2004, according to the Corporate Library, even as workers got raises amounting to less than 4 percent on average.

Miss Molly hits it snap on again. Click in.

1 Comments:

Anonymous democat said...

What can I say that could top that? That's why Molly's my favorite columnist. :-) It's also probably why the editor/publisher of the RDR will not consider adding her column to their op-ed page.

5:01 PM, November 13, 2005  

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