Monday, December 20, 2010

Cowardice and Nobility.

Dear Globlets,

I have been acquitted.
Or the charges have been dropped or a plea bargain was accepted or whatever.

In other news...
Below is another brilliant clip from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This relates to my previous post about passing (or not passing) a bill related to 9/11 first responders' health problems caused by breathing in so many toxicities at Ground Zero.

They showed a senator shedding a tear as he talked about his coworker, a friend, who was leaving the senate.
A first responder replied, "He said something very important... he's going to watch his friend walk out the senate chambers, which is, unfortunately, more than any firefighter can say about 343 of his brothers who can't walk any more."

Harry Reid wants people to stay and finish what they've started. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona responded, "It is impossible to do all of the things that the majority leader laid out... frankly, without disrespecting the institution and without disrespecting one of the two holiest of holidays for Christians and the families of all of the senate." He's basically saying that he doesn't want to stay and work the week between Christmas and New Year's.
The same first responder replied, "It just goes to show the disconnect between those we elect to represent us and those who get out there to do the work because I'm here to say that you won't find a single New York firefighter who considers it a sign of disrespect to work in a New York City firehouse on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day."

Clip 2 of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, December 16.

I've always known that there were scummy politicians, but the extent to which their scumminess reached is much farther than I had previously thought. Just when you think they can't get worse, that they can't possibly willingly fuck the people in the ass with a pine cone any harder, they do just that.

If you watch the previous clip of the same episode, Jon talks about how few news stations are talking about this. They, especially Fox News, have talked about the building of a mosque at Ground Zero extensively, saying how bad of an idea it is. I don't understand why they choose that over this. I really don't. They have to make the party they support sound good and the opposing one sound bad... at the expense of the wellbeing of the American people.

But hey, what else is new?

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