Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rachel Maddow on ACORN

Yesterday I wrote an article in which I asked why we’re going after ACORN, but not defunding such serial lawbreakers as Blackwater (Xe) and KBR.  I guess great minds fall in the same ditch, because Rachel Maddow did a superb piece last night that said the same thing.

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Didn’t she do a better job than I did?


Stimpson said...

"Dyncorp news release at Earthtimes.

So ... Dyncorp employees actually run a child prostitution ring and Dyncorp gets punished with more fat contracts? This is Washington morality, I guess.

You and Maddow both did good jobs on this topic. Cheers.

Oso said...

It's difficult to express my feelings here.

frustration,anger.suppressing the urge to scream at asshole coworkers who cannot follow the logic here because it's not what Glen Beck tells them to think.

Second what Stimpson both did well.

TomCat said...

Thanks, Stimson. I agree completely.

Oso, before I became disabled, I used to feel the same frustration with co workers. On 9/11/2001 coworkers asked me what I thought about it all. I answered that I thought GW would use it as an excuse to attack Iraq and curtail the human rights of US citizens. They thought I was nuts. And thanks.

Oso said...

I am sorry to hear you have become disabled.It sounds like you are doing good things and I hope your work here and your other work helps keep you strong.

I am very lucky to have my health,I guess in some ways we all face severe consequences in our lives.Fortune/fate/luck/God's will.

Several years ago my youngest was in a car accident,other than a small scar on her face no permanent injuries.had the impact been a microsecond later I might have lost her.Fortune/fate/luck/God's will, however you identify it-it was with her and our family that day.

I mean this to say I hope you have good luck in your work,if it's clumsily written it's meant well.

TomCat said...

Thanks, Oso, that's very kind of you, and not at all clumsy. My blogging and volunteer work go a long way to provide me the self-esteem and sense of purpose needed to keep going. All the best to you and yours.

Brian said...

Was it just me, or didn't Senate vote 83-7 to defund ACORN, and didn't Congress vote 345-75 only a few days afterwards to defund ACORN as well?

That seems like a pretty bi-partisan and telltale sign that this is more that a right wing and big business witchhunt against ACORN.

TomCat said...

Brian, you are correct. I think it's a combination of Republicans being ugly and Democrats being scared to stand up.