It's always been that way. Only in recent years have people had to flock to the United States of Greed in search of what's been stolen from them back home by our neoliberal political meddling, the "war on drugs" and capitalist economic scams to steal their resources.
It's not "their" problem, it's ours and we refuse to recognize it.
Prison stripes would suit him best, but we'll never see him wearing those either. He'll be up on Wall Street in some penthouse office while we stand here in the rubble of our democracy.
Fairmon said: "not agreeing with someone or despising their policies and practices is not sufficient evidence to convict."
Tell that to Dickhead Nixon and Wild Willy Clinton.
Any "progressive" who rushes to defend Eric Holder is blind to the facts. If the wingnuts celebrate Holder's exit without giving him any credit for the rising tide of cash on Wall Street, they will demonstrate their hollowness and moral bankeuptcy.
He should be soundly pilloried from the left as well as the right.
An Attorney General who refused to defend the law and was chosen from the very same nest of criminals he would have put in jail had he done his job. Matthew Rothschild lays it out in The Progressive - shame on Pam Sohn for willful blindness to the facts. And GOOD RIDDANCE for the exit of this "Superman".
"So Eric Holder is finally resigning as Attorney General. Good riddance!
He failed miserably in five crucial areas.
First, he refused to prosecute George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld for breaking the treaty against torture and the statutes that also prohibit it.
Second, he let Wall Street CEOs off the hook for messing around with mortgage derivatives, misleading investors and clients, and crashing our economy.
Third, he prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other Attorney General, and he used the hideous 1917 Sedition Act to go after them. He even pursued James Risen, the terrific New York Times reporter, threatening him with jail.
Fourth, he defended the NSA's vaccuuming up of all of our phone calls, and the mass surveillance of us on the Internet. And he invoked the doctrine of "State Secrets" to get away with it.
And fifth, he justified Pres. Obama’s assassination doctrine, and said it applied even to U.S. citizens.
It was in this fifth area that he displayed the full range of his moral shortcomings and legal sophistry.
BS - I read your post. It implies that speed limits should be set by letting drivers loose to determine some arbitrary "maximum safe average speed". This is idiocy. Speed limits are set by traffic engineers who take into consideration dozens of criteria which drivers scarcely ever think about. They set the limits and they should alone be charged with that responsibility. Drivers can ALWAYS exceed the posted limit generally without incident, but to even imply that no other considerations should apply won't wash.
Your implication that speed cameras exist only for "revenue enhancement" is juvenile. But if large numbers of citations result from their placement, it demonstrates that there was a problem in need of attention and, in time, behavior modification will result. THAT is their purpose - compliance with the lawful, posted limit.
IQ(sic), the speed limit is POSTED and thus not up to interpretation "on the fly" by motorists. If you want to seek a higher speed limit, you may go before your governing body and make your case but you cannot ignore the posted limit without making yourself subject to a ticket.
You're full of shyte, Shurlock - and lucky that the vast majority of the people have been "programmed" to believe that laws defining the limits of "personal liberty" are legitimate and required for living in a civil society.
It's your "right" to dress in a pink tootoo and do pirouettes as you cross the street but, if you do it against a red light or away from an intersection (jaywalking), you can thank my "programming" for realizing that it is NOT my "right" to turn you into a hood ornament.
I'll bet you rattle as you walk because of all the rocks in your empty braincase.
What "personal liberty" idiot. No citizen who receives a license from the state for the privilege to drive a vehicle, having accepted the validity of laws governing the activity by passing a test which makes them quite clear, has any "right" to disobey those laws and deserves to be cited and fined for doing so, whether from a donut-eater or a computer. Period.
All of America will pay for the sins of Bush, Cheney and their neoconservative horde. They put blood on all our hands and destroyed our country's standing in the world. Now every one of us is complicit in their war crimes because they were committed by our "government of the people".