Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus in the "Mourning"... Your Taxes & JFK

"Held accountable" - this is a curious statement that is being brandished over Don Imus's firing. That Imus is gone was predictable, and he was "held accountable" for his statement. But why stop there - why not hold all public figures accountable for their statements (or how about even their actions - wonder of wonders)

But we don't - somehow Rush Limbaugh gets a pass, Howard Stern gets a pass, Bill O'Reily gets a pass and worst of all George Bush, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney get passes. Hell Cheney drunk in the afternoon (yeah he's the only one who can protect us) blasts a guy in his face almost killing him and nothing happened - no outrage, no blood test - no records released - no accountability - just swept under the rug. He's not only - not accountable - for his words "last throes" but not even accountable for his actions. It's pathetic. Can you imagine if Clinton shot somebody in the face? He'd be hung in the public square by a torch carrying mob fueled by the right wing media.

That's the double standard that upsets me - Imus - gone - good - he's a miserable old coot with a bunch of money and a superiority complex - fits right in with the elite. If he would have just saved his abrasive comments for the politicians he'd still be on the air, dope that he is .

But what about the rest of the stuff on the air, in the media? What about the daily sewer of disinformation coming from the politicians and lobbyist as they game the system in their favor at OUR EXPENSE (money, health and lives)

The outright lies are passed on by the spin meisters and those currying favor to then be broadcasted as truth to millions through that piece of cr*p television in the center of your living room, or radio in your car, or newspaper in your hand.

Why is lying acceptable, why is lying about people acceptable, why is lying about public policy, the misdeeds and corruption of business, blatant unrepentant pollution, prescription drugs, and international relations acceptable?

The people outraged over Imus (or the double standard with hip hop lyrics and Duke Lax) should be as outraged over their politicians screwing them 24/7.

You're not the richest 1% so where's your tax break? Look at your pay check and puke. They are skimming off the top of what you earn and giving it to those who don't need it or appreciate where it came from - and you are not outraged??...

Happy April 15th everyone! Enjoy writing that check this weekend to the richest 1%. So Imus is fired - it changes nothing.

Good luck to the ladies from Rutgers I hope they are motivated to become lawyers, doctors and politicians and activists and do excellent things with the lives they have been given!

Maybe the rest of us should try and do the same or just be satisfied with the sacrificial lambs that cough themselves up every now and then while the others get away with murder (JFK).

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