Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Barack Obama

I watched the inauguration festivities all day. I got such a kick out of it. I cried. I laughed. It became a part of me. (Yes, corny humor; I am from the Midwest.) I am looking forward to what happens next. I know that President Obama will get right to work. I hope Congress does, too. And I want them to start investigating the Bush administration.

It is the job of the Congress to investigate such things, so I hope they do it. They haven't thus far, even though the Dems are in the majority. I'm afraid they aren't investigating because many of them have complicity in the crimes. They allowed Bush and Co. to give the go-ahead to torture. They voted for the Patriot Act. I'm hoping the new Attorney General investigates the former administration, too. This isn't about revenge. This is about Justice. We fell into a fascist state under the Bushies. People were tortured and detained illegally. American citizens were illegally wiretapped. The list goes on.

Even though I've been writing about the abuses of the Bush administration for years, even I was surprised at the extent of the abuses in the Justice Department. The Inspector General recently came out with a report on these abuses. John Conyers said that the report "confirms the committee’s work showing that the Bush Justice Department abandoned its mission to promote fairness and equal justice under the law. Indeed, the Civil Rights Division that is charged with preventing employment discrimination instead appears to have been guilty of it. Partisan politics infected the honors program and other hiring decisions, personnel transfers, and even which cases went to which attorneys, and Division leadership failed to stop it."

The Civil Rights division appears to have been hit the worst by the corruption. If you want to read the IG report go here for the PDF. Right now it's the first report of 2009.

Interesting today that Justice Roberts flubbed his lines, eh? Mario said, "Boy are the other eight gonna rib him." Just the idea of that made me giggle.

By the way, I've heard people complaining about the expense of the inauguration. They didn't spend any more money than they did on Bush's inauguration (no matter what Faux News says). One of my sisters was mumbling about all the money they spent, and I said, "But that money went to pay people to do jobs. Isn't that a really good thing during a recession?"

I shall watch more stuff on da tv. Such fun. Wish I was there. Except I don't like crowds and I don't like the cold. It is cold here, by the way. I am longing for the AZ sun already. This is why we like to be gone all of January. Brrrrr.

Joy to the world! Joy to the world!

May You Dance in Beauty!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

The world celebrated the coming of Obama and the going of the Emperor with no Clothes. Now he's a commoner with no clothes.

We all have hope again.

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