Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Conservative Trifecta

An amazing track record from these Republicans in office these days huh? Let's look at three shorts I leave to you to research:

1. The Reverend Gary Aldridge. Good Baptist Pastor in Montgomery Alabama, and graduate of one of the bastions of moral virtue, was found dead in his home. Dressed in scuba gear, it has all the signs of auto-erotic asphyxiation. The coroner is being quiet about it, and one web site I linked to had a "report" that looked scanned and hence possibly doctored, stated he had a dildo in his rectum. Leaving out the dildo part, he's still dead, and was still dressed in scuba gear. What is up with these folk? Privette, Latham, Haggard, Barnes, and Aldridge. The list keeps getting longer.

2. The right wing smear of Graeme Frost. I was encouraged to see in the New Republic that they actually took apart the right wing blogs and Michelle Malkin's distortions of the facts to make their cases in spreading lies to propagate their agendas. In a section of the New Republic web site called The Plank you can read all about the distortions,lies, and lack of responsibility.

3. But the big one is the story of the current administrations usage of drugs to fund war. Have you ever wondered what is becoming of the ever-increasing poppy fields of Afghanistan? I often wondered if the pharmas were getting some of it, but then remembered that back in Viet Nam the US learned a lesson from France in using drug money to further an agenda. The US also used that tactic in Central America during the Reagan administration, which we know today as the Iran-contra affair. Well, it seems it might be happening again. It would certainly explain why nothing is being dome about the poppy harvests that former Defense nutjob Rumsfeld stated would be eliminated. The late Gary Webb wrote about this issue, and there is a series called Dark Alliance that one can read about to discover more of how it worked during the Reagan administration.

I have complete faith that the Republicans will successfully be eliminated as a viable political party for decades by the small minority in office. I don't have much faith in the Democrats though. There is a growing number of progressives that I like, and hopefully that trend will continue. It would be refreshing to see a government not under the spell of corporate money.

Some day it would be nice to not have any material for stories like these.


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