Monday, November 14, 2011

What the heck! It's not like it's real money.

First we had a $535-million loan guarantee to now-bankrupt solar equipment maker Solyndra, a loan in which a top fundraiser for President Obama was heavily involved.

And now we get news of a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work, a drug, by the way, produced by a company whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.

(For those who are not aware...smallpox is extinct in the wild. Has been since 1979. It only exists in research laboratories. That means existing methods of vaccination must have worked just fine and raises the question of why a new vaccine is even needed.)

Either story is as likely to appear on the evening news as stories of Attorney General Holder's congressional testimony on Fast and Furious. A demonstration of lawlessness, incompetence, and...well...not much else, if there ever was one.

No, the above stories won't appear because the news folks are too busy talking about Penn State, Cain's accusers, and Perry's brain freeze. Important stuff, ya know.

November 2012 can not get here fast enough.


Rev. Paul said...

My level of disgust with the whole situation - politics, OWS, politicians, etc - has risen to the point that I'm nearly out of words with which to express it.

You've done a very good job here.

joated said...

Thanks Paul.

I've not posted on many things political because, usually, I, too, am so damn pissed off that I'm at a loss for the right words with which to express my indignation.