Thursday, March 27, 2014

The News at a Furtive Glance

     From the, "You Gotta be Fucking With My Head. No, Seriously, Are You?" files, Your guy, Barack Obama, got up on his hind legs and actually defended our decision to invade and occupy Iraq for almost a decade. Then he had the chutzpah to say that, while he was supposedly against it, at least we sought consensus from the international community. That would be the UN's Resolution 1440 that forbade the US invasion of a sovereign nation, Colin Powell's little cartoon show before the Security Council and the violation of virtually every international law on the books. Oh, and, according to our beloved Chancellor, we didn't grab Iraq's resources for our own gain, despite having taken a nationalized oil industry and forced Iraq to privatize it and hand it over to the same five Anglo-American oil companies Saddam had kicked out when he'd nationalized the oil industry in 1973.
     So why did Obama defend our clearly illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq? Because the Russian government is criticizing us for our hypocritical criticism of their invasion of the Ukraine, which is none of our business.
     Which has absolutely nothing whatsoever do with the oil pipelines of the Caspian Sea, I'm sure. Seig Heil, motherfuckers. We still have almost another three years left of this fascist asshole.

     Why are some of the best, brightest and, yes, youngest banksters taking the short and fast way to the pavement through their office and apartment windows? Two weeks ago yesterday, 28 year-old Kenneth Bellando did the Wile E. Coyote thing just two months after taking a new job at Levy Capital and jumped into the concrete canyons of the Big City. His suicide marks the 12th so far this year of banksters who've committed suicide. And we're not even out of March.
     Bonus factoid:  Bellando's big brother John's emails were introduced as evidence in the Fail Whale scandal involving JP Morgan Chase, Obama's favorite bank run by his favorite bankster Jamie Dimon. Oh, did I mention that young Kenneth also worked for JP Morgan? Yeah. Yeah.
     Oh, and add to the rising body count the disappearance of a Wall Street journalist who was in the middle of an OPEC investigation, a guy who suddenly got up and left without his liver transplant medication that he needs daily to stay alive.

     The Supreme Court recently announced it was ready to hear oral arguments on both sides of something that shouldn't even be an issue: A woman's right to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Apparently, the evangelical lunatics at Hobby Lobby as well as the owners of almost a dozen other companies in the lawsuit seem to think religious freedom depends upon suppressing other peoples' right to free birth control coverage. At the heart of this ridiculous controversy is the inexplicably-held belief that corporation are people, which, once more with feeling, was NEVER decided by the Supreme Court in the 19th, 20th or or any other century. That lie was inserted into a SCOTUS ruling by a clerk who also happened to be a railroad executive.

     Finally, sometimes it really sucks being Chris Hayes.

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