Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial. Still, that asshole is probably angry and horrified at having the court declare that yes, protests aside, he does pay for sex. As if a 17-year old would want to jump that old sack o' bones and surgical tape without the promise of a few thousand Euros at the end.
Associated Press says U.S. government seized journalists' phone records. Of course this happened. Probably trying to find out who all WH leakers are so they can start prosecuting them and have a whole ward of Bradley Mannings. I am so so glad I did not vote for Obama for president. Holder was his pick for Attorney General. Period. I only hope that some journalists finally understand what this government is willing to do to keep all leaks from happening and start reporting the shit out of what is going on. With a handful of exceptions, DC is a fucking cesspit that needs a Herculean cleaning.
And I don't care if this is a fucking trial balloon. No democrat should ever allow cuts to social security or medicare to be offered to make a deal. No doubt this is part of Obama's 11th-dimensional chess and we are too stupid to see how brilliant this plan is--that is what his fanbots are saying, I'm guessing. Here's what I think it comes down to: Obama is in the big leagues. After his second term, he will make millions giving speeches and doing "good works"--and I mean real millions, like more than $100 million, and in short order. He will be going to resorts we don't even know exist. Rubbing shoulders with the rich criminal families of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and African despots. He and his wife and kids will never wont for a thing. So why should he care if his social security check is a little smaller? And yes, I don't think he or his circle understand just how important this is to the average joe. Sadly, I don't think they give a shit either. They are taken care of.
Sun deputy editor charged over alleged payments to public officials. Nor is it just about the defunct "News of the World," because the hedline makes it clear that this hack editor worked for another of Reupert Murdoch's filthy fucking rags, The (soon-to-be defunct?) Sun. I mean bribing public officials, surely that has to be a bit higher in the criminal pyramid than hacking Sienna Miller's cell phone, right?
Xi Jinping named as China's president. My gut says China is on the cusp of change. If we think the filthy rich are too filthy here, I believe China's new rich dwarf anything the U.S. or Russia has to offer.
I just hope I live long enough to see the pendulum scream all the way to the left.
Monster in the white house wants you to live like a pauper in your old age. And why not? He'll never have to rely on social security, and neither will his kids. Oh, and according to the comments, that old multi-millionairess Nancy Pelosi is cool with it. And why not, she'll never have to rely on social security, etc. You know what? Next time I may not even vote. Someone tell me why I should bother. No, really.