While there were lots of calls for Al Franken to resign, especially from women Democrats, I haven’t yet heard any concrete suggestions from this same group about creating an effective ethics process. It is easy to say that there should be ‘zero tolerance’ for inappropriate behavior: much easier to say than it is to accomplish it. That is as simplistic as “just say no to drugs.”
Millions of acres of public land owned by you and I as Americans is being stolen by the Repulsive Legislators to give to the Corporations to do what they will.
They are stealing enough land and resources that if we sold them at a fair market value we could pay off our National Debt and likely have enough left over to pay for free education, health care, and the rest of the Social Safety net they are cutting claiming we cannot afford it.
Yesterday's local news coverage of the Bel Air fire included a video clip of 2 LA City firemen removing a large framed painting from Murdoch's $28M mansion/vinetyard. Meanwhile, LA Police Chief, Beck, was all over the news reminding listeners that LAPD has Bel Air tightly under patrol to prevent looting. I know of no other instance of Firemen rescuing Art treasures while the rest of the neighborhood burns down. No Fireman rescued anything from the huindreds of homes that burned to ashes in Ventura, Sylmar and other non-oligarchial communities.
We have seen so many changes in this passing year for our country. Politically as well as culturally. I have heard Thom talk about a cultural change that could be happening with the #MeToo movement, and the deconstruction of patriarchy. I think he is right. I think this is the next step in which women are being heard, but more importantly they are shouting from all around the world. There were a few women from his show today that had opposite view points on Senator Al Fraken.
I write to you not just about your reputed pending career decision, but about a matter of utmost importance: The future of the Democratic Party.
Guess where a lot of this tax windfall is going to go….not to pay raises, not to new jobs, not to improved worker benefits. Robbie the robot doesn’t need a coffee break or a vacation. And Robbie’s kids will go to work the day that they are born, and work 24 hours a day, except for an occasional software tweak and a few drops of oil.
Having lied to the FBI on matters of national security, Michael Flynn should forfeit all military retirement benefits and priviledges that he would otherwise be entitled to.
And Flynn should be behind bars. Why do ordinary citizens face severe legal consequences but not traitors like Flynn?