Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday- Special National Edition
And now it can be told (as if you didn't know). Saddam Hussein never had those often touted "Weapons of Mass Destruction" that threatened to manifest "in the shape of a mushroom cloud". That was just wishful ranting from the spoon fed idiot from Texas. As it turns out, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codename "Curveball" was the un-vetted source that has admitted providing totally false information to the CIA. The CIA is either incompetent, or more likely, used the source to advance the goals of war criminals Bush/Cheney and Haliburton. Either way, it's a tragic duping of the American public and a near complete waste of the almost 5000 American and tens of thousand Iraqi lives lost in this lie of a war.
As if denying women access to reproductive care wasn't enough, now Republicans in South Dakota want the murder of abortion providers to be legally defined as "justifiable homicide". And here I was all excited over the campaign mode GOP of 2010 promising to keep their "in your womb and in your bedroom" social issues in their pants and focus on "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"!
"So Be It"-Speaking of jobs, now that Speaker of the House John Boehner has managed to stay on the Federal payroll, he's now willing to send his fellow federal employees packing. Please, please, don't tell me he's also living off the socialist medical plan provided to members of congress!
Players for the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers , America's favorite Socialist pro football team, are speaking out against the attempt by Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker to take away the collective bargaining rights of public employees. In what could be described as "Cairo comes to Madison", thousands of protesters have been camping out in the state rotunda as hearings over the controversial bill are held. Ironically, Wisconsin was the first state to grant collective bargaining rights to public employees over 50 years ago. Don't expect this fight to go quietly into the night.
And in California...Please give a warm welcome to "Sutter", the state's new First Dog recently adopted by Gov Brown and his wife Ann Gust Brown. Sutter is a 7 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi.