While most of the media is dumping five-star crap upon Rupert Murdock.....there are some odd stories out there now, which lead you to question the bigger picture. These detectives that various news groups were using to get their info on stories? These guys were regularly used by crime figures in London just as much...mostly to spy on the cops and give them an inside advantage. Strangely enough....around a decade ago, it was mostly known (widely known in fact)....that various cops and various members of the media were cocaine addicts. They each preyed off each other. One of the closer guys to the Murdock chain? He actually was suspected of killing his partner (that crime apparently has yet to be solved and the cops show little interest in digging into this guy). My guess is that if media guys keep digging....they might find dozens of cops were on the take.....dumping info to various newspapers. And this murder of the girl which triggered this whole anti-Murdock episode? I'm starting to get this funny smell of corrupt cops on cocaine having little interest in solving the murder....because one of their guys was the culprit.
There was talk from unknown sources today that the President is ready to stand up against the Defense of Marriage Act....to allow gays to marry across the nation. It's kind of a comical way for the hint....because he's ordered the attorney general to fight against the DADT stance by a west coast federal appeals court. The court said that Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell is to be dumped by the government now.....and the President wants this stopped. Seems odd that this one rumor would make him look great while the actual action he took....made him look weak and anti-gay. Which is it?
We had a transgender killing here in DC overnight. Naturally....some political folks jumped up and said for sure this would be labeled a hate-crime....if they caught the guy or gal. You'd think that plain old murder charges would be sufficient....but we seem to have anchored our moral compass to some sinking boat and just want to say stupid things to the media. The real story? Another murder in DC....not much else. Didn't matter if he was a he, or she, or "other".
Somebody actually came out and admitted that California State University has 12,019 instructors attached to the school. Then they admitted in public that they have 12,183 administrators. Yep, they have just as many administrators.....as instructors In simple terms.....this would be like a McDonald enterprise admitting they have twelve managers on duty, with twelve burger flippers, or like having twelve topless dancers while having twelve night-club managers on duty. But here's the thing that you ought to really think about.....only five out of ten instructors are actually teaching two to three classes a week. The other half might have one class....or have no classes at all because they are writing a book on why bears like honey. So then you realize that you are paying $80k for Johnny Junior's education while three-quarters of the university's payroll is for folks with no importance. Johnny Junior would figure this out in two weeks.....even if he was guzzling on a case of beer a day.
Finally, federal cops in DC came around to arrest this Pakistani guy here for a funny violation. He was living in the US for years and years. He was hired up by the Pakistani government....to secretly lobby for them....paying US congressmen and senators various election campaign funding and never announced himself as an official lobbyist. Course, if he had....they still would have taken the money.....and it would have been all legal. The thing is.....he's mostly there to convince your dimwit congressman to give millions to Pakistan. So, your guy.....ole Uncle Tubby.....writes up a farm bill....that notes a million here and a million there to help with Pakistani farms. Not that you'd ever notice.....because your guy knows how to hide the money. Why'd the cops arrest the guy? I'm thinking that some congressman finally began to realize who the guy really was and just got worried that Fox News would figure the entire story. Luckily.....no one will dig into this and figure out the whole thing now. Don't you think?