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Sunday, May 2, 2010
Kapact's Rant: "No Honor Among Thieves"
I find it interesting that Manuel Noriega has briefly reappeared in the news as he was turned over the French. It reminds me of the head of Goldman Sachs being dragged in to be slapped around by our glorious Congress, where they're 'shocked! shocked!' to find that the rich and powerful are playing fast and loose with the lives of the rest of us. Is it because a villain has finally been brought to justice? Not entirely, although that certainly comes into it. No, what I find wonderfully ironic is that like Mister Noriega, the evil Goldman Sachs was, until just the very recent past, a very senior partner of some of these 'shocked! shocked!' congress people. Just like Mister Noriega, Sachs was a very valuable, if rather embarrassing partner of so many politicians' and their selfless campaigns for truth, justice and the American Way. It is, as always, the incredible hypocrisy and arrogance of these people that stands out (but goes unreported by the liberal media). Do our glorious senators acknowledge that as agents of these organizations, they are in part responsible for their power to damage the country and ruin people's lives? Of course not. Did Mr Dodd, the soon to be ex-senator admit to any complicity? At all? Any regrets? Any remorse? Of course not. Did Mr Obama admit to being a willing agent of theirs? Did Mr Clinton admit to being the architect of this tragic affair by forcing banks to give home loans to people who couldn't afford them? Of course not. Just like Bush the first (though I generally have a great respect for the former president) didn't acknowledge that Noriega had been a close associate until he became a liability. There is a lesson here. There is no honor among thieves.
And speaking of thieves without honor, illegal aliens in Arizona are again demanding to be exempt from the laws of the land that they seem to want to be a part of. The question for these people is incredibly simple. So simple, in fact, that the liberals in power (including the all powerful liberal media) have managed to completely miss it. Illegals, demonstrators, college kids looking for a way to waste your parents' money, just what part of illegal don't you understand? Felipe Calderone has spoken out against heroic Arizona police enforcing laws that are already on the books. Well, sir, if you didn't run your country like a crack head's house party, maybe you wouldn't have to worry about the lives of so many illegal Mexicans. Try taking responsibity for the people you've sworn to represent. In the end, sir, you have failed your country and your people (as have so many of your predecessors), and you should be grateful that someone is taking an interest in the lives of your citizens as they flee your country like rats leaving a sinking ship. If you want your citizens to be treated better, try doing it yourself. I believe that if someone needs help, they should be helped. But if someone breaks into my home, they are not entitled to raid the refrigerator, or to decide what to watch on TV. They have no rights of residents. If they are hungry or need help or shelter, they can ask. I'll help if I can. But if they break in, all they get is shown the exit.