Saturday, January 31, 2009

And how about some pre-trial "enhanced interrogation techniques"?

Nothing too extreme. Like maybe dangling a big bundle of money in front of them, just out of reach.

Wall Street’s Socialist Jet-Setters - The New York Times

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009


Remember this post? Essentially the case has been on hold while prosecutors arranged for the testimony of a key witness, IT specialist Michael Connell.

As it turns out, while prosecutors recently were able to take a deposition from Connell, no one will be hearing him testify. He died two weeks ago when the private plane he was piloting crashed into a vacant home in an Ohio suburb. The official cause of the crash remains undetermined; the actual cause of the crash may never be determined. (Not to be Tin-Foil-Hat guy, but come on -- is there a way not to consider these circumstances suspicious?)

'Karl Rove's IT guru' Mike Connell Dies in Plane Crash - Raw Story

Republican IT Specialist Dies in Plane Crash - Democracy Now!

High wages aren't the problem; they're the goal

Unions, which mean better jobs and more secure and stable families, families who attend more PTO meetings and give more to United Way, ought to be models for policymakers; instead, they're afterthoughts -- or enemies. It doesn't add up.
"If you ask me, American workers have been silently bailing out their companies for 35 years," says Nancy Holle, a leader in the advocacy group Central Indiana Jobs With Justice.
"Want an increase in profits? Take it out of the workers' pay. Have them work longer with no increase, or let them go, and the CEOs get a bonus. Time after time, time after time. The U.S. worker works harder and longer than workers in any other industrialized country. It has been a silent bailout."
It is no coincidence that fewer and fewer of those workers are organized. Republican presidents, governors and legislators have not been inclined to make life easy for Democratically-inclined labor; and sadly, laborers themselves have become so conditioned to going unprotected that they resent those who have some insulation.

Down on Upward Mobility -

Who Wants to Kick a Millionaire? - The New York Times
A Race to the Bottom - The New York Times