Patrick's Blackwater Grafting Adventure

On July 27th, 2007, Erik Prince gave $20,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), listing his employer/occupation as “Self/Business Owner”. Today Erik Prince, chairman of Blackwater USA, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Four Republican members of the House Committee are also members of the NRCC Executive Committee. Patrick McHenry holds two leadership positions: IE Task Force and Finance Vice-Chairman.

Spitzer sues the Shrub--Easley needs to join in

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced today that he and seven other governors are suing the Shrub for not letting the states expand their State Children’s Health Insurance Programs. Something tells me that there's another governor who used to be an attorney general that needs to join this suit--namely, our governor, Mike Easley.

Reckless, shoot-first drunks @ $1000 a day

There are a lot of resolutions being kicked around for how to deal with our growing problem of mercenary armies. And all of them fall short in the final analysis.

My response is to create a new law:

No contractor working on behalf of the United States Government shall be armed while fulfilling his or her duties.

Everything else is a toothless half-step that doesn't really address the issue. And make no mistake, the issue is badly in need of addressing.

One thing the United States is still the best at

Despite our nation's back-sliding on so many fronts, there is one area where we clearly remain a dominant force in the world. We are the undisputed leader in the god-damned business of arms dealing. And I use the term 'god-damned' quite literally.

The United States maintained its role as the leading supplier of weapons to the developing world in 2006, followed by Russia and Britain, according to a Congressional study to be released Monday. Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia were the top buyers.

Aren't you proud to be an American? Not only are we fighting our despicable wars with outlaws and mercenaries, we're also arming our future enemies so there will be plenty of work in the future. How cool is that?


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