I love this quote!!!!!!!
Attributable to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President it goes like this:
“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty.”
I have long been amazed while reading the sports page at the shenanigans of the professional athletes. Here’s a bunch of people with the world at their fingertips and they constantly and continually throw it away with stupid behavior including guns, drugs, gambling, dog fighting, murder and mayhem. Michael Vick, Mike Tyson, Marion Jones, Allen Iverson, and OJ readily come to mind.
It’s a sign they are paid way too much and for some reason, worshiped like icons and idols and basically given license to lie, cheat, steal and yes, sometimes commit murder just because of their fame, notoriety or name recognition.
It’s power bestowed but not earned! And it’s not unlike the behavior of our elected and/or appointed officials. I’m thinking Timothy “the tax cheat” Geithner, Tom Daschle (also tax reporting gaps) and Charles Rangel also with tax issues. And look at some the Czars’ past deeds and you can see they fit right in too.
Car Czar, Steven Rattner had to leave his post amid the ‘Pay to Play’ scandal at the private equity firm he founded, over how he won business from New York’s public pension fund.
Information Czar, Vivek Kundra is a petty thief who was caught red-handed shoplifting from JC Penney in 1997.
Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones is an avowed Communist who first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, in which he was arrested. The day after the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Jones led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of “U.S. imperialism”. Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM.
Energy Czar, Carol Browner who once headed the EPA ordered files destroyed that would have been damaging to her and the EPA in a Freedom of Information lawsuit. After a two-year legal battle, the EPA was held in contempt of court for the systematic file destruction.
Diversity Chief, Mark Lloyd is an admirer of the Revolution in Venezuela who will be balancing out the airwaves (silencing anyone who may not agree with him) with the ability to take control of the internet in times of emergency, but be careful of who defines or starts the emergency (remember the banking emergency that required TARP?).
That’s enough for now, but stay tuned for “In or Out in 2010” a message you can send to all of our politicians, and don’t forget about the Kona Tea Party being held on Sat., Sept 12th on the Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy., just past Borders from 3:00 PM on.