I am glad to see President Obama sacking people for their utter disregard for honesty in their jobs. The Mineral Management Service has long been a hotbed of corruption and now those decisions are coming home to roost in the form of oil-soaked pelicans.
Now is the time for the Obama Administration to make a very salient point about corruption of government officials in any form.
Hard labor for crimes against nation.
First, a quick look at the MMS and their ways with Big Oil/Coal/Gas.
As they say, winners write history. That is why the election for the governor's office in dear ol' Texas is of the highest importance this fall.
A little known fact is that until the textbooks go to press, the education board chairman can review any section or requirements of the textbooks in question.
Remember when the stock market went crazy and I said someone had unless an ALGO (algorithm used for high frequency trading) that was rogue.
My initial thought was the ALGO was massacring the other AGLOs of other major firms, shorting the daylights out of them, making the other ALGOs short, creating a force-feed backloop of a spiraling market.
Logically killed ALGOs lying everywhere.
That's how I pictured it, sort of like Tron.
I was wrong.
Well okay then, seems most people are not getting the rebranding joke here.
I thought the Spaniard taunt and basic history would have given it away as a snarky take on the UK Prime Minister process.
Personally, I think the Queen should have decided it.
It's like how the corporations rebranded their lobbyist enough that people accepted them as Democrats in the United States.
Same goes in England.
So I'll let this diary stand as an epic fail at international humor and a standing reminder that Americans can't remember world history before WW2.
Never mind that the Patriot Act was never repealed, or that the current administration never destroyed the One-Ring of the Unitary Executive crafted by Cheney and Bush in the pits of neocon Hell, now President Obama has trotted out his own Yoo for the sheeple to cheer.
Elena Kagan is not a liberal, she is not even a progressive, she is more fan of the President as King than even Alberto Gonzales. And don't even get me started on how she makes even Scalia look like a softy man of the people when it comes to criminal law.
Let's just get to it, okay?
I knew that Moody's was working hand in hand with financial houses to hoodwink investors. While for the most part basic due diligence should have made institutional investors very wary of a lot of the exotic financial instruments created in the Ruben Era, there was a lot of wholescale fraud as well.
I made popcorn because I knew one day, one day, my friends, I would be validated.
Today is that day.
Kanellos, is not the MAN's best friend, he is the PEOPLE's best friend. This dog has been in the streets more times than the entire "progressive" movement combined.
Here is a tribute to Kanellos, the Greek Dog of Protest.
Can I get a woof? woof?
Something very odd just happened.
For a few brief seconds you could by shares of Accenture for a penny! Yes a penny!
27k of volumes worth were trading at the bottom of trough, with some crazy action going in and out.
Something similar happened to Proctor & Gamble.
While I usually giggle at Dimestore BarrelHair, but this time Rick Perry has gone just to far. Just to damn far for even a redneck in Gun Barrel City to accept, and that's saying something.
I just knew Perry would be trotted out to carry oil-soaked water for BP, but I had no idea the Rickster would turn his back on the religious folks and Texas just to score some points for his Big Business paymasters.
Even for Texas, this is sad sack parade:
When President Obama decided to expand off-shore oil drilling, I wondered if he knew what kind of antics this industry has been up to.
While most people already know of the horrific environmental fall out that can occur, most people do not know that this industry is rife with fundamental failures, crazy corner cutting, all for that mighty dollar and the bottom line, in lieu of even basic common sense.
Case in point:
Just to put this perspective.