Saturday, June 27, 2009


First it was Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig who was arrested for soliciting sex in the men's room at the Minneapolis airport in June, 2007.

In July, 2007, Louisiana Republican David Vitter was identified as a client of "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey's Capitol prostitution service.

Two years later it's Nevada Republican Senator John Ensign who admitted his affair with a staffer and appears to have hired her husband and son to questionable jobs with the Republican Party to keep them quiet.

Just eight days after the Ensign revelations, up pops South Carolina Republican Governor and born again proponent of family values Mark Sanford, fessin' up to "that sparkin' thing" down Argentine way.

When it comes to reality TV, we don't need "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" when we have "Running Amok With The Republicans".

Also published in Chicago Sun Times, June 28, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Sen. Lindsey Graham, (Rep. SC), argued this weekend that the President's plan to reform health care, including a public option, will cost a trillion dollars which represents a "death blow" preventing it from ever passing the Senate.

What the good Senator from South Carolina does not tell the American public is that he helped our government spend a trillion dollars, on its way to over three trillion dollars, launching and prosecuting made up, criminal wars in the Middle East that will insure a million or so folks including 4,400 Amercans will never need health care of any kind because they're dead.

There are reasons too numerous to count as to why the medical and insurance and anti government forces oppose a sane, necessary health care policy. Add to that the war party's ravenous need for every trillion they can get their bloodied hands on to continue their murder and mayhem.

I guess to those folks, "death blow" means real death.