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If you've seen one butterfly, you've seen 'em all, said no one ever.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Not THAT Finger!

Rattlesnakes with no rattles are the worst kind...

Not THAT Finger!

What I cannot understand, is how blatant corruption can exist at high levels in our government, and nothing is done about it. Why is there no system in place, to monitor individuals who fulfill positions of trust, to ensure that they are behaving appropriately?

How is it possible that a man like Clarence Thomas can preside on our nation’s highest court, after working as a lawyer for Monsanto for four years, and not recuse himself when Monsanto is involved in court proceedings?
America, sleeping at the switch...

He has been involved in several decisions involving his former employer, and ruled favorably for Monsanto in each instance. This constitutes a conflict of interest, because even though he is no longer on Monsanto’s  payroll, that we know of, he still must recognize that he is too close to the situation to be objective.

Isn’t that what being a judge is all about? Particularly when he is on the Supreme Court, his responsibility is to represent all Americans equally. Clearly, siding with Corporate ‘Merica, and allowing this purveyor of poison to continue to ply its deadly trade to innocent people, is wrong.

Clarence Thomas has a moral responsibility, in addition to his legal one, to fulfill his role on the Supreme Court with a modicum of integrity. If he fails to do so, then he needs to be held accountable for his actions. 

Where is the finger on the pulse of our culture, when we need it? The one which monitors and regulates when insanity is running amok? The one which used to sound the alarm should a Richard Nixon act with impunity?


Now we have Dick Cheney and Halliburton Corporation raking in (make that bulldozing in) $39.5 billion, as a direct result of the Iraqi invasion, and everyone is good with it. 

Again, how can this be?

Oh, yeah, now I remember. This is the country where the media is bought and paid for by the same folks who brought you Dick Cheney and Clarence Thomas: That would be the One Percenters.

And about that finger on the pulse of our culture, and where it went? It WAS monitoring the presidential election, but fled when the pulse of our country threatened to exceed the limitations of the chart.

Yes, the fickled finger of fate is now directed at the presidential election, all right, but not THAT finger.

Zounds! Rudeness abounds! But at least that explains why Judge Clarence Thomas is allowed to ignore protocol, without being held accountable for his actions.

When the main acts in the circus make a habit of it, who is going to care about one more clown, off to the side?

2 comments:

  1. Once again.... I have nothing to add. My anger and despair know few limits on this.

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    1. So he just gets away with it because he has the gall...

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