Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Randi Rhodes Newsletter Wednesday June 2nd 2010

After hours of trying to free a stuck saw, the "Cut & Cap" attempt to of trying to stop the oil volcano in the Gulf has resumed.Oil has begun washing ashore in Alabama and Mississippi. Next in line: Florida. President Obama must now come to terms with the pitfalls of believing BP had the crap together despite the horrendous track record of Big Oil. Criminal investigations are underway. And movie director James Cameron finds himself with a seat at the “how the hell do we stop this thing” table.Meanwhile, Arizona governor Jan Brewer will be meeting with Obama tomorrow to discuss immigration. If all the undocumented immigrants just disappeared, Arizona would face approximant losses of $26.4 billion in economic activity, $11.7 billion in gross state product, and 140,324 jobs. And in spite of the lazy and often race-based rhetoric, the facts show that providing a path to legalization would boost the economy and create jobs. Also, an Alaska newspaper warns a Sarah Palin biographer that “ Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property” – then apologizes for any misunderstanding of the “catchy ending”. That catchy ending dovetails nicely with the death threats author Joe McGinniss has been receiving.>>> MORE

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