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Monday, January 10, 2011

News Roundup for 1/10/11

DeLay and speaker's gavel
The Hammer meets the slammer

-Headline of the Day-
"Tom DeLay Sentenced To Prison."

Hey, did you know that other things have happened since this weekend? It's true. And some of those things are really, really important. The world doesn't hit the brakes when something awful happens, so why should the media? Still, they do.

One of the really, really important things that happened was that disgraced Republican former-speaker of the house Tom DeLay got is day in court and, a mere eight or nine years after being charged with money-laundering, got sent up the river for three years.

According to the report, "The charges stem from the 2002 Texas state house elections, when DeLay's state PAC collected $190,000 in corporate donations and sent the money to the Republican National Committee. The RNC then sent a total of $190,000 to seven Republican state house candidates hand-picked by DeLay's PAC."

At the time, this was way, way illegal and the height of corruption. Now, thanks to Citizens United, it's business as usual. Where corporate cash had to sneak up the fire escape during DeLay's time in office, it can now walk right in the front door and shout, "Bribes here! Bribes! Git yer bribes here!" The only thing DeLay is really guilty of is bad timing.

Isn't progress great? (Talking Points Memo)

-Aesop, globalized-
The Grasshopper and the Ant, updated for a global free market.

Wasn't that fun? (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

-Bonus HotD-
"Sarah Palin to Glenn Beck: 'I hate violence'."

"I hate violence," Palin wrote Beck in an email. "I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence."

She hates violence and she hates war. News to me. Funny how someone who "hates" war never talks about peace until its her ass on the line, isn't it? (Politico)

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