Rob Kezelis

20 Nigger Laws and other difficult truths

Offended yet? You should be. But, I’ll bet you didn’t know that every Confederate State passed “20 nigger laws” intended to exempt men from military service when they oversaw 20 or more slaves. I’ll also bet that you never learned that no less than 1/3 of the South’s military was stationed in areas with large slave populations, just to prevent slave uprisings. (pg. 194)

The STARK reality

One California congresscritter may have a short temper, but he has a far longer attention span. Rep. P. Stark, (D-CA) has that enviable way with words that most people dream about.

You know. A petty public servant says you need Form B (which she waves in your face) but then she informs you that you can only get it through a written application, and by the way it takes 14 days, and your form is due tomorrow. And NO, she won’t copy it one for you now. Then, she goes back to her cell phone.

Nancy Pelosi, Leader

Nancy Pelosi was invited by the Christian Science Monitor to answer a few questions. She agreed, probably for the last time.

“We have to make responsible decisions in the Congress that are not driven by the dissatisfaction of anybody who wants the war to end tomorrow.”

“I am waiting to meet you in paradise.”

With these fateful words, today’s New York Times article on Blackwater finishes off another tawdry, bloody, and very disturbing tale.

It is well worth reading, although get ready to weep at the end.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, there are three distinct battles being played out, in three very different locations.

Land of the Sheep, Home of the ‘fraid

What a week. What a month. What a mess.

Today’s top military leaders (those outside the Pentagon) know that for every month of combat, troops need 2 months off to release the pressure, to detox, to re-enter society.

The Blame Game – where the real problem lies .

MoveOn.Org had an interesting ad in several of the papers I read daily. It had a point to make and it made it simply. It gave notice to General Betray Us that Americans will not tolerate spin and an extension of the occupation of Iraq.

In response, the GOP leadership, led by U.S. Representative John Boehner (OH-8), called on all Democrat Party members to apologize for that ad. He blamed them for supporting an attack ad that puts our soldiers at risk.

Gonzales’ replacement – there won’t be any nominee.

The tubes of the internets are abuzz with today’s breaking news – the resignation of the worst attorney general our country has ever experienced. Of course, the president blamed Democratic politicians for dragging a good man through the mud, one who had done nothing wrong. Gonzales added to the carnival atmosphere by claiming that his worst day “serving the public” was better than his father’s best day.

The next hottest issue is who will replace Gonzo. My guess is none of the above.