Monday, April 19, 2010

Randi Rhodes Newsletter for Monday April 19th 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Pew Research Center has just released a poll showing that nearly 80% of Americans don’t trust the government. No surprise there, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing – unless, of course, that distrust is woefully misdirected and is becoming increasingly psychotic.From Oklahoma City to Waco to Columbine to Virginia Tech, April has become the cruelest month in America over the last 15 years. This isn’t lost on gun nuts rallying today near DC fully locked and loaded.Yet another look inside of the Tea Party: Politico finds that they tend to fall into two camps: Ron Paul-ers and Sarah Palin-ites.But is everyone making too much of the Tea Party? Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell thinks so, and one-time Tea Party poster boy Sen. Scott Brown has comfortably distanced himself from the so-called movement. Meanwhile. SNL simply opted to mock crazy with crazy. Read the full blog...OPEN CARRY RALLY TODAY OUTSIDE DC"Daniel Almond, a three-tour veteran of Iraq, is ready to 'muster outside D.C.' on Monday with several dozen other self-proclaimed patriots, all of them armed. They intend to make history as the first people to take their guns to a demonstration in a national park, and the Virginia rally is deliberately being held just a few miles from the Capitol and the White House." Full post here.


For Goldman, a Bet’s Stakes Keep Growing"For Goldman Sachs, it was a relatively small transaction. But for the bank — and the rest of Wall Street — the stakes couldn’t be higher." Read on here.
Looters in Loafers"Last October, I saw a cartoon by Mike Peters in which a teacher asks a student to create a sentence that uses the verb 'sacks', as in looting and pillaging. The student replies, 'Goldman Sachs'.” Article continued here.

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