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Raging Pencils by Mike "Lefty" Stanfill

Seymour Hersh's cat.

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That's Where the Money Goes

industry manBefore I begin my little rant, please check the name of this web site.

Yes, it's Raging Pencils , signifying that this is a very liberal establishment. I make absolutely no pretense towards treating both sides of the aisle equatably in my wrath. My entire goal here is to dissect the baffling wrongheadedness of any party not calling itself Democratic.

That bit of unpleasantness out of the way I now offer the generalization that Conservative politicians exist only to accept money from the highest bidder. They're not here to work for the will of the people, they're here for the dough, plain and simple. (Yes, I know about William Jefferson, but he's a piker, a piker that somehow got caught.)

My sweeping generalization is easy to prove as there's no money in being pro-choice, anti-god, anti-gun or pro-single-payer. Organized religion, gun manufacturers and insurance companies can't make a penny if the government doesn't work tirelessly in their defense. Some congressmen have received over $3 million dollars from insurance companies alone.

One of the problems with American government is that the Supreme Court, in its lunk-headed wisdom, some time ago conferred upon corporations the mantle of personhood. Basically, corporations are currently allowed to donate to political campaigns just the same as you or I. Need I spell out what such free-spending leads to? Just look at your insurance bill.

Corporations already have a source willing to donate to candidates... the workers. Let's leave it at that.

Currently a case is going before the Supreme Court in an effort to reverse this silly law. Cross your fingers.


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Caption: While most cats only brought their masters gifts of mice or birds, Seymour Hersh's was a wiz at the Freedom of Information Act.
Cat: "Whoa! Cost overruns on fluorescent lighting at Abu Ghreib? I better get this to the boss."