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Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Oppre$$ive Texa$ Electric Indu$try: “Phony-Baloney” Lawmaker$ Feigning Outrage?

Better late than never?

In December, 2008 Sen. Troy Fraser and Rep. Patrick Rose jointly wrote a release of their “outrage” with Pedernales Electric Cooperative, that its “…Board of Directors would agree to indemnify its former law firm by agreeing to a settlement the same week that the Blanco County Grand Jury indicted a principal partner with that firm.” The release resurfaced recently and has been circulating in local news media and blogs.

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Turning the tables: GOP plays ethics card

Republicans long ago lost the moral high ground on ethics. You can’t claim honesty and ethical behavior when you have leaders like Tom DeLay, who never met a bribe he wouldn’t take, or hypocritical whorehounds like John Ensign and Mark Sanford.

That, however, doesn’t stop the GOP from aimng a morality shotgun at entrenched Democrats like Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha and Virginia Rep. Jim Moran — who long-termers who also play fast and loose with the rules.

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Another Republican admits screwing around

The Republican Party may claim they are the home of family values but it seems more and more of the GOP faithful are leaving home and getting some on the road.

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford became the latest Republican to admit he just can’t keep it in his pants, admitting to an affair with a Argentine woman.

Sanford also apparently lied repeatedly to his own staff about his prolonged absences from his office, saying he was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he was — in fact — porking his mistress.

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A plethora of philandering politicians

What is it with philandering politicians?

Why do men in power — the ones on pedestals — think they are above us and can get away with cheating on their spouses, particularly when media scrutiny is so intense and peccadilloes are arguably more politically damaging?

There’s a long list of those who thought they could jet off to Argentina, or cruise on the Monkey Business, or check into a hotel under an assumed name or use an escort service and never get caught, never have to come clean.

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Obama: Yes, we may tax health benefits

With lawmakers trying to crunch the numbers on a $1 trillion health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to a new tax on employer-provided health care benefits.

Senior senators said Wednesday the benefits tax could be essential for the complex plan to be fully financed.

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Feds nail 53 for Medicare fraud

Federal authorities indicted 53 people on Wednesday for schemes to cheat Medicare out of $50 million.

Suspects were arrested in Detroit, Miami, and Denver as part of a wide-ranging effort by the government to crack down on those allegedly defrauding the government-funded health care program for the elderly and disabled.

Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and FBI Director Robert Mueller announced the charges at a news conference in Washington.

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The Take: With Sanford Scandal, GOP’s Long Winter Gets Longer

Mark Sanford’s summer adventure to Argentina — no, he was not hiking the Appalachian Trail, as his aides incorrectly told reporters — is now a full-fledged personal and family embarrassment, a story of infidelity followed by a public confession of the kind that has become all too familiar from…

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