Forgive Me BIO, For I Have Sinned
I will say it has become painfully obvious that a couple of my last few posts have been less than well received by my BIO brethren. Hastert and Others Run to the Aid of Scumbag and Louisiana’s Jefferson, A Repeat Offender have received a grand total of 0, zip, nada in comments. Even when Tom Baker wrote upon the same subject 3 days ago, he garnered a whopping 3 comments other than mine. Nobody wants to take a closer look at the Jefferson debacle, and even when I included Hastert as a co target with Pelosi, the masses still huddled elsewhere. Curious it seems, we can blast Bush, screw the Repubs, damn the war, hate the haters, even stroke the "Dick", but we can't call a rat a rat if he is a Democrat?
And then I wondered where the usual Conservative suspects, steve, Kevin, Chosen One, etc. were on this, why haven't they all chimed in at the fall of another Dem? I mean one Dem equals 10 Repubs these days, so why not jump on the bandwagon and rally the troops? I am telling you folks, when I smell a rat, I smell a rat. Even ABC is starting to see the smoke clear on this one. Ask yourself, why would all of Congress stand on such soft ground as to "protect the separation of powers" crap? "Separation Anxiety" bull fucking shit! Wake the hell up and smell the manure!
ABC's Brian Ross reports,
"The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress," ABC News' Brian Ross reports Wednesday evening. "Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government."
Excerpts: "Part of the investigation involves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with other tribes.
"The other tribes were represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff who reportedly has provided details of his dealings with Hastert as part of his plea agreement with the government.
"The letter was written shortly after a fund-raiser for Hastert at a restaurant owned by Abramoff. Abramoff and his clients contributed more than $26,000 at the time.
"We are not aware of this," a Hastert spokesman told ABC. "The Speaker has a long history and a well-documented record of opposing Indian Reservation shopping for casino gaming purposes."
Ok, so now that I have redirected my laser fire directly at a Republican, are you listening? That story aired Wednesday night, and was vehemently denied by Hastert and any one else asked in Congress, by the way, where does Pelosi (D) fit into all this? Uh oh! Am I losing you again because I mentioned the "D" word? (democRAT) I have come to know BIO as the one, singular site where there are no sacred cows, no KOS influence here, no wing nut bias from either side, just plain in your face, kick the nuts truth and opinion. I like it like that, so no BIO, I have not sinned, I would sin if I did not get just a tad irritated at the seemingly lack of interest in this impending scandal, an impending it certainly is. Yesterday, ABC followed up on allegations that the Justice Department denied Hastert or any Congressman was under investigation.
"Richard Esposito and Rhonda Schwartz contributed to this report.
Despite a flat denial from the Department of Justice, federal law enforcement sources tonight said ABC News accurately reported that Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is "in the mix" in the FBI investigation of corruption in Congress.
Speaker Hastert said tonight the story was "absolutely untrue" and has demanded ABC News retract its story.
Law enforcement sources told ABC News that convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff has provided information to the FBI about Hastert and a number of other members of Congress that have broadened the scope of the investigation. Sources would not divulge details of the Abramoff’s information.
"You guys wrote the story very carefully but they are not reading it very carefully," a senior official said."
So my point here is this: Are we too busy writing, to read? Are we willing to overlook the obvious Dem problems in order to obsess on the more than obvious Republiscams? I am a registered Dem now, only because I want a say in someone's primaries, yet I have no bones calling it like I see it, and the one recurring word in my recent posts on this has been "scumbag". I only hope for the parties sake that Abramoff et al don't rub off too much on Pelosi and gang, but after the comical and well, vomitous joint statement, by her and Hastert, I am left with little hope. Here is the dawn of a true third party I think, but is it going to have the Darth Nader effect that it did in 2000? God I hope not, we must make some boots shake this fall, so much rides upon it.
The only reason that this sets a 219 year precedent for the FBI to intercede and investigate Congressional quarters is because for over two fucking centuries we the people have acted like pussies and allowed these omnipotent, fervent, flee bagged carpet bagging asshats to stand unopposed in their almighty stench. Fuck that, not anymore, if there is a crime to investigate, look at it, and let's move on! Face it; any time that Bush stands in defense of Congress, there is something absolutely, unequivocally, extraordinarily wrong
If you think that my departure from my normal calm demeanor might indicate a degree of certain emotional conviction to today's post. Damn fucking straight!
Pelosi, Hastert, Jefferson, Abramoff, Scumbag