We have referred to the administration as the “Bush Crime Family,” and even though it might appear to some as a tongue-in-cheek phrase, I assure you that it is not. As of January 18, 2005, scandals in his administration came to a grand total of 34! …..and that is just for the "first 1000 DAYS” of George [...]
Archive for November, 2007
This past August, Congress gave final approval to a package of new ethics and lobbying rules with an overwhelming majority of Republicans and Democrats agreeing to improve policing themselves and their relationships.
Gary Kasparov, the former world chess champion and leader of the Other Russia opposition party was arrested in Moscow on Saturday when police broke up a march of about 3,000 protesting the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his stifling of dissent.
On November 15th Cyclone Sidr devastated Southern Bangladesh with winds of over 150mph and a 16 foot tidal wave.
Thirty-six year ago two benefit concerts for the relief of refugees in East Pakistan, (now Bangladesh) were organized by Beatle George Harrison and sitar master Ravi Shankar, and held at Madison Square Garden.
Forty-four year ago, yesterday, while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dallas’ Dealy Plaza, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated and the world has never seem to totally recover. It was as if the innocence of the 1950’s was gone in the reported seven seconds it took the bullets to fire and reach their mark.
What happens to starry-eyed citizens that run for public office, full of optimism and belief that they can and will make a difference. They enter capital chambers throughout the United States carrying with them the mandate of the people, empowered to fight corporate America and special interest lobbys on behalf of the little man.
What’s it going to take Mr. and Mrs. Congressperson? By now the whole world is aware of Scott McClellan’s admittance that what he said at a White House press briefing on October 10th, 2003 regarding the allegations of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby’s involvement in the leak of CIA Valerie Plame’s true identity was pure bullshit…..but he didn’t know it at the time.
Our Constitution, as written and ratified by our Founding Fathers, was a risky undertaking at the time as it dared to promise specific inalienable rights for the individual citizen.
They went to great lengths to include built-in safeguards to protect us from any future administrations and any possible misunderstandings or misinterpretations, hence the Bill of Rights was born. The primary part of the Constitution elaborates on what the government may or must do and the Bill of Rights elaborates on what the government may not do. This, in my opinion was pure genius and unprecedented in the annals government.