Item from the Associated Press -- "In an Idaho prison, surveillance cameras catch one inmate beating another, with guards standing by. Now, the assault of Hanni Elabed is raising questions about how a prison's private management is protecting inmates under its roof." See the video.
This video makes one thing clear: why private run prisons are often dangerous to the inmates and to the public. In this case in a facility run by Corrections Corporation of America, a young man in prison for robbery, told the prison authorities of allege drug trafficking between guards and prisoners, and was beaten unconscious by an inmate, as guards stood by. Perhaps raising questions whether some of the guards approved of the attack on the inmate informer?
So President Obama has an upcoming meeting at the White House with the Republicans? The meeting is scheduled for today.
Well, the White House doesn't take advice from me. But that is not going to slow me in any way from writing it here and sending it go on the blogosphere.
One of the things that the Wikileaks cables verifies is the double speak from the Arab leaders, autocrats and dictators all, on the question of how to deal with their enemy Iran, whom they do not want to see armed with nuclear weapons. Iran, of course, insists that her nuclear program is peaceful. But as the Wikileaks reminds us, who can believe what nation-states leaders say in public?
In public the leaders of Saudi Arabia speak of the Iranian people as fellow Muslims, and fellow Muslims aren't suppose to attack each other. In private the Saudis urge the U.S. to attack Iran.
Is this not terrorism?
The New York Times reports this morning -- "Unidentified assailants riding motorcycles launched bomb attacks early on Monday against two Iranian nuclear physicists here, killing one of them and prompting accusations that the United States and Israel were ..."
Of course as of yet the identity of the people behind the assassination haven't been established. The Iranian media have declared the U.S. and Israel are behind the murder of the scientist.
Mr. Assange is being pressed -- fairly and unfairly? He is a man pursued. Agents of the U.S., I have little doubt are messing with him as he messed with them, and messes with them.
Could one say that their release are not just to embarrass the U.S. government, but to embarrass the Obama Administration in particular, for its way of pursuing the WikiLeaks founder and for pursing leakers?
Remember the story of President Bush falling down choking on a pretzel right after 911, falling down, injuring his face and hurting his head? Nobody believe that story. Dude got falling down drunk.
So President Obama gets 12 stitches to his lip?
Okay? Alright? Joke Time.
Did his wife punch him? Showing him a few pointers on how to fight?
Did Nancy Pelosi show him how Democrats are going to counter punch?
Did his lip just expand and burst in cracks, trying to match the size of his head? Ego?
So what? If she was smart, she wouldn't be Sarah.
Sarah Palin made a gaffe and the whole world is laughing, firing mocking balls at her. Sarah is a Presidential pretender not a Presidential contender, and her every word, America, are her very own words, and nobody elses to pick apart. She is a serial tweeter not a serious speaker.
Item from the Associated Press --"Sarah Palin is drawing criticism from around the world after declaring that the United States has to stand with 'our North Korean allies.'"
"No more earmarks!" said the Tea Party lead singers. And the backup chorus, the senator windbags, like GOP leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP whip Jon Kyl, repeated the call, "No more earmarks!!"
That was a few days ago, yesterday, Senator Windbag Jon Kyl, of Arizona, the Republican number two leader in the Senate, was all for the ban against earmarks, before he was against it, and now is for it, though he's going against it.
At what price? American rights.
Airport security? Right? Huh? Americans are losing rights and who is making money? The lobbyists. Members of Congress. Well, their campaign funds -- What's the difference? None. The body scanner industry with the help of lobbyists are heightened the scare, magnifying the threat. The threat is real, but is the body scanner industry's profit making reaction to it the solution?
K Street, that thick and wicked place, where the agents of darkness keep their hands deep into America's pocket, is behind the naked body scanner push. And who is surprised?
I am not surprised by the finding of the new ABC News and The Washington Post, produced by Langer Research Associates that says: Most Americans are sheep, easily frightened sheep.
The polls found that most adults are standing with TSA agents, who bombard Americans with radiation, as the agents scan the Americans' bodies, looking for terrorist bombs, weapons, and for terrorists hiding in the Americans' underwear.
Item from PBS News Hour -- "The man representing the Taliban side in the middle east peace talks is said to be a phony by an unnamed insider. The impostor claimed to be high-ranking Taliban member Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Masour and met with Afghan and NATO officials three times." See the video.
Back to the future? 95-96, with the Newt showing his rooster head, and shutting down the federal government to show what a big barnyard cock he was. The bunch of spending big and borrow big Republican hypocrites, who piled on much of the debt, by giving us into two wars, and by sticking America with an unfunded prescription drug bonanza, for the drug companies, are threatening to play a very dangerous game during the slow recovery from the Great Recession. It's the Game of Chicken. At risk is not just that federal employees may miss a few paychecks. What is at risk is the confidence and the faith of the American people, and of the global community in the leaders of the American government,