Category Archives: Corruption

Another for the Dead Pool, Five Years After

Stylized_eye.svg - CopyThe incident we’re going to talk about happened five years ago, but given the current interest in presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email, it warrants another look (although we haven’t discussed this case here before today).

Gareth Williams. Sound familiar? Didn’t to me.

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Orange Is the Color of the Animas River’s Soul

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Hurriedly constructed retention ponds, built in an attempt to contain and treat the water spilling from the Gold King Mine.

Orange appears to be a recurring theme for us lately.

Over a week ago (!), the EPA (technically, one of their contractors) turned the Animas River in Colorado a putrid curry orange, when they spilled into the river a tremendous amount of contaminated waste water from a defunct mine. This “accident” happened while the EPA was allegedly trying to prevent a spill and “clean up” a mine that’s been inactive for over 90 years. Their bone-headed blunder is raising many questions in the blogosphere.

Heck of a job, Barry!!!

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Princess Hillary of Orange?

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Move over Huma! You can’t compete with Kim’s super releaser.

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Obama Makes a Deal, or Not.

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Today, Barack Hussein Obama II is taking a victory lap and daring the representatives of We the People to try to undo his “deal” with the president of Iran.  There’s the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, above. Obama will make a deal with Rouhani, even if it gives him everything he wanted, including access to billions of dollars and (probably, eventually) nuclear weapons.

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The Top 1/10 of the Top 1%

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We recently learned that Hillary Clinton’s income places her and her husband not only in the top 1% of income “earners” (among those hated one-percenters) but also in the top tenth of that top 1% (quite an elite group)!

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Because They Spy Illegally On Everyone

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Because local law enforcement now uses technology to perform what amounts to unconstitutional, wholly unreasonable, wide-ranging searches of the communications of innocent citizens, criminals are going free!

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Maya Angelou’s Words?

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Beginning as early as 2001, according to my research, perhaps even before, this quote by writer/illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund began to be falsely attributed to Maya Angelou:

A bird doesn’t sing because he has an answer–he sings because he has a song.

Barack Obama himself famously and falsely attributed Ms. Anglund’s words to Maya Angelou.

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A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

The above quote was posted on Maya Angelou’s facebook page without attribution on November 23, 2013. That same year, she was interviewed and she repeated the quote, without attribution, as if those were her own words. An op-ed in the New York Times was too cute by half to claim that this was not a case of plagiarism:

… it doesn’t seem that Ms. Angelou, who died last year, claimed the words as her own.

“It doesn’t seem?” Well, I beg to differ. Things are not always as some would wish them to seem to be.

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