For a really funny look at the current JJGGGate situation, check out this post at The Poorman.
From Kevin Drum:
WAL-MART UPDATE ....Did Wal-Mart get a sweetheart deal the other day when they agreed to a settlement over charges of violating child labor laws? Or was it
just the standard set of conditions imposed in these kinds of cases?
You will be unsurprised to learn that the answer appears to be "sweetheart
deal." Nathan Newman, of course, has the details.
I think the only real surprise is just how blantant the facoritism really is. It should come as no surprise that BushCo has a soft spot for big business, and there's no denying that Wal-Mart is the biggest business there is. As Newman points out:
Read the whole analysis at the link. The bottom line is that no corporationJust another shining example of the "family values administration" at work.
has ever been given this kind of "get out of jail free card" by the Department
of Labor. Essentially, Wal-Mart was free to violate the law at will and, if it got caught at any time, all it had to do was give the money stolen from its employees back within fifteen days. And anywhere the company wasn't caught, it could just pocket the money. And in no case would the company ever have to pay another fine.
Mouth-breathers Completely Out Of Touch
The "Conservative Political Action Conference" has reached a new low.
"America's Operation Iraqi Freedom is still producing shock and awe, this
time among the blame-America-first crowd," he crowed. Then he said, "We continue
to discover biological and chemical weapons and facilities to make them inside
Iraq." Apparently, most of the hundreds of people in attendance already knew
about these remarkable, hitherto-unreported discoveries, because no one gasped
at this startling revelation.
These morons still believe we're finding WMD's in Iraq, despite what everybody says.
Read the whole thing; it's flippin' unbelievable!
As Digby says:
This is not surprising, really. These people have grown quite accustomed to
the "you can believe me or you can believe your lying eyes" political leadership
and actually seem to prefer it. It makes everything so nice and simple.
They really do have "their own reality.
More later over most of these same Internets. Stay tuned.