"Maybe, maybe, maybe its not the politicians who suck. Maybe it's something else sucks around here . . . like the public."
~ George Carlin.
~ George Carlin.
The best, and wisest, commentary yet for the American elections of 2008:
With that in mind . . . here's an example of how worthless the democratic process is in the US, check Lukery's recent post about Congressman Waxman (D-CA) and his avoidance of Sibel Edmonds' case:
Congressman Henry Waxman has used every possible trick to deny Sibel hearings in congress.
After years of promising that he would hold hearings when the Dems were in the majority, he caved and has settled on a 'talking point' where he and his staff say "we have no plans to hold hearings at this time."
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Waxman was then asked about the absurdity of him holding hearings into baseball but not Sibel's case, and he responds by saying that it's important that the kids have good role models. *choke.*
By coincidence, today I found another little report on Waxman, apparently from his own constituents. They, too, are interested in what Sibel has to say:
Waxman’s more than 30-minute speech focussed on health care, corrupt charities, rampant steroid use in major league baseball, and he touched lightly with pride on the fact that Congress had just passed the Whistle Blower Protection Act. He clearly stated with regard to any impeachment bill that his opinion differed from those in the room and that he would not support such hearings nor would he entertain a new 911 investigation because it would look bad for the Democratic Party. When the disagreeing crowd interrupted his speech at that point, Waxman, who was clearly agitated and sounding almost childish said,
"Hey this is not right, the way you are treating me".
Later, when the audience was allowed to ask questions they lined the center isle for their turn to speak. From the beginning Waxman was bombarded with question after question about Sibel Edmonds – the gagged FBI Whistleblower, WTC7 and other issues related to the crimes of 911.
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The questions ranged from why the Congressman refuses to have Sibel Edmonds testify under oath in an open session to when will Congress open a new 911 investigation - while also hitting hard on HR 1955. Waxman was obviously caught off guard and cornered with little to say on those issues.
After hearing George Carlin's commentary, it should be pretty obvious why Waxman refuses to do something about significant national--and global--security and corruption issues, and prefers to push the cause of the vastly overpaid and overrated drug addicts of major league baseball.
Garbage in; garbage out.