Key lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyberattacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time. Is anyone out there familiar with the term "nose of the camel?"
With advisors like this in the State Department, is it any wonder the shape we're in? I do agree about the GM foodstuffs. Even a blind hog finds the occasional acorn. If she would mention irradiation for food preservation, I might even give her a pass as only eccentric, however I think I'd rather ask her to be part of the solution.
Now bearing in mind that Twain said, "There is no native criminal class except Congress", can you spot the "money phrases in the following from NPR?
The Justice Department on Wednesday asked a federal judge to drop all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska.
A jury convicted Stevens last fall of seven counts of lying on his Senate disclosure form in order to conceal $250,000 in gifts from an oil industry executive and other friends. Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in the Senate. However, he lost his bid for an eighth full term in office just days after he was convicted. Since then, charges of prosecutorial misconduct have delayed his sentencing and prompted defense motions for a new trial.
Holder's decision is said to be based on Stevens' age — he's 85 — and the fact that Stevens is no longer in the Senate. Perhaps most importantly, Justice Department officials say Holder wants to send a message to prosecutors throughout the department that actions he regards as misconduct will not be tolerated.
Anyone want to give odds on the prosecutors being held to account? Thought not.