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Archive for February 24th, 2011

Why isn’t this man in jail?

Posted by Charles II on February 24, 2011

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian (who is citing this article by Russ Buettner of the NYT):

The chairman of the right-wing current affairs channel, Fox News, Roger Ailes, has been named in court documents as the previously anonymous executive who allegedly tried to persuade a fellow boss at News Corporation to lie to federal investigators over a crucial Washington appointment.

In her unfair dismissal claim against her former employers, Regan claimed that a News Corporation senior executive had tried to secure her silence during the process to vet Bernard Kerik as the US head of homeland security. Regan had been having an affair with Kerik, and she alleged in her lawsuit that the unnamed executive had wanted her to keep quiet about it during the vetting procedure in order to protect Rudy Giuliani…..

The court documents reveal his identity and, even more sensationally, say that there is a tape recording of Ailes’s conversation with Regan

Russ Buettner says that the Feds rarely pursue cases of lying to federal investigators. Someone should tell Henry Cisneros. This is yet one more example of how Honduran-style impunity has come to the United States.

Posted in corruption, Fox Noise | 4 Comments »

Wisconsin Isn’t Just About Union Busting

Posted by MEC on February 24, 2011

Governor Walker’s phone conversation with the fake Koch makes it public that his “budget” bill isn’t about balancing the budget, but about busting the unions.

And that’s not really about busting the unions.

Unions are a major source of funding and other support for the Democratic Party. Take away collective bargaining, and unions have no reason to exist. Destroy the unions, and the Republicans have an overwhelming financial advantage in elections.

Destroy effective competition in elections, and we no longer have democracy. There’s the Republicans’ ultimate goal.

Posted in Republicans as cancer | 3 Comments »

Advice for the ages

Posted by Charles II on February 24, 2011

Cats know how to live

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And while you’re at it, check out the Acro-cats.

Posted in Just for fun | 2 Comments »

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