Thursday, January 21, 2010

Expected but still a shock

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Finance Restrictions

This decision was expected and likely delayed until MA senate race over.  Still a shock. Makes you wonder what on earth is going on in the US.  If allowed to stand people may as well just give up.

I'll say one thing though, this decision is also a recognition of the defacto truth.  Corporations own Washington and have for decades.  This decision can be seen as formally admitting the truth.

And then there's this
Top Defense Contractors Spent $27 Million Lobbying At Time Of Afghan Surge Announcement

Horrifying.  Quite literally horrifying.

It's as if the news out of the US couldn't get any worse and yet, almost every day it does get worse.

I don't even bother tracking articles like Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Rise  as they occur with such frequency.

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