"Well, I'm the cow on the tracks". - Michael Steele
"We will not sit in a room with fraudsters. We are leaving the room!
Hillary Clinton spoke in Russia, encouraging The Russian government to be more open and transparent, because we certainly aren't getting it at home. Perhaps emboldened by her presence and her words, members of opposition parties walked out of the Russian Parliament in protest over the recent local elections, which they say were fraudulent because: "Official results showed PM Vladimir Putin's United Russia party winning nearly every poll by a wide margin. Some 135 out of 450 MPs walked out of parliament - the Duma - in a rare show of anger against the Kremlin." Now we know some of what the Iranians are trading to the Russians - badly rigged elections. I don't know who is the richer and more obsessive megalomaniac: Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi, or Rupert Murdoch.
In a recent Gallup Pole, Hillary has gained in popularity, a 62% rating over Obama's 56%, so her world hopping and speeches must be hitting a chord back home...
Speaking of oddities and meglomaniacs, the owner of the Washington Times, and financial contributor to the Bush family, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon is getting old. He has performed his last mass wedding of 10,000 arranged marriages and has stepped down as an incarnation of Jesus Christ, passing the torch to his daughter and three sons.
I remember years ago when his religious organization first came to the US. He had European teenagers walk door to door asking for handouts that they were supposed to live on as well as give back to him a major portion.
Then, he had the idea of creating religious communities similar to what Rajneesh created in Oregon. The idea was to have small groups go from town to town inviting people back to their house for a dinner. Then everyone participated in singing songs where they created their own lyrics to popular artists like Bob Dylan. When the singing was over and the hot dogs consumed, the leader asked the group, do you know why I'm so happy? To find out, you were invited to the rural community where they attempted to use proven brainwash and mind control techniques to get you to stay and become just as happy and dedicated as they were. It was an intense experience, but I preferred my own meditation and tai chi instead, decided not to join in on the fun...
Since then the Moonie organization has disbanded in favor of the more current version, and the Rev Sun Moon was charged with tax fraud, so h hasn't been able to come back to the US. His religious organization was infiltrated by Korean intelligence officers, and when George HW Bush was briefly director of the CIA, knowingly allowed them to operate in the US. Moon's organization was also accused of trying to infiltrate Capitol Hill by getting their members hired as staff to targeted Congressman.
Deja vu: this morning, an Islamic non-profit group has been accused by four Republican senators for attempting the ssme thing: "In an unusual announcement this morning, four conservative Republicans — Reps. John Shadegg (Ariz.), Paul Broun (Ga.), Trent Franks (Ariz.) and Sue Myrick (N.C.) — formally asked the House Sergeant at Arms to launch an investigation of the Center for American-Islamic Relations. They accused CAIR, a non profit group, of trying to infiltrate Capitol Hill with interns and staffers. Shadegg said Wednesday that CAIR is an organization that “members of Congress should be aware of and that should be investigated by the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service.”
Unfortunately, this appears to be a blatant attempt at promoting a newly published book written by an anti-Islamic activist, which is a polite term for wacko... The author is: "Dave Gaubatz, an anti-Islam activist who wrote last year that “a vote for Hussein Obama is a vote for Sharia Law.” CAIR is a lobbying group, that like all lobbying groups, seeks to influence legislation. Your decision to make if that constitutes spying. I hope so, then we can ban all lobbyists as spies and render them to secret prisons in Afghanistan and Egypt...
"I've felt like a pansy, I guess, and this made it feel like I was actually doing something again." - Jeff Flake