Considered musings and random commentary.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
So much has happened since my last post... I really haven't been keeping up with everything, blog-wise, because there simple is never enough time.
I have snippets from months and months, where I just don't get time to comment. Take, for example, the whole "unpleasantness" in Arizona.
Liberals are up in arms that Arizona wants to do what the US Government SHOULD have been doing all along. Arizona wants to enforce what the US Government is responsible for, but thinks is beneath or below them. All sorts of race- and politics-cards are being thrown -- "we're becoming like the Nazis!", "we're picking on people because of their color!", "we are abusing people who just want to come here for a better life!" None of the statements are true, but the liberals in question don't seem to have more than a passing relationship with truth or reality.
It's all too much to go into here, and I'm sure it's been done to death on too many other websites, so I'll take a pass on that.
Instead, I would like to call your attention to a very, very sad situation:
Eric Holder is illiterate. Not ILLEGITIMATE, although I think he's pretty much a bastard, but ILLITERATE. To wit: The Bastard Can't Read.
So is this a failure of the public schools system? Is it a failure of the quota/entitlement system? Is he just a dunce?
How can a man (?) make it through the school system, AND through what I can presume is an institute of higher learning, and still not be able to read? HOW can a man, who is for some unknown reason, entrusted with the legal representation of the government, not be able to read?
Is he legally blind? Is he dyslexic? Is there some deep-seated mental problem that he has that prevents him from being able to read?
The Bastard has mental problems. This is a given, obvious even to the most un-medical lay-person, after watching his behaviour. Baron Von Munchausen Syndrome? Projection? Transference? Delusions of Grandeur? Is he just F*N nuts?
It reminds me of the movie "Catch Me If You Can", where a likable rascally scoundrel passed himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor, a lawyer, a ...
Wait, I see the connection now. First, let me apologize for misspeaking. It's NOTHING like the movie "Catch Me If You Can, " as Eric Holder certainly isn't a likable scoundrel. He's a scoundrel, alright, just not very likable. And, as much as it pains me to say it, he is no Leonardo DiCrapio. Leonardo is a likable enough actor, and he's had some OK to good roles. But Leonardo can read.
I have heard of actors who, not being able to read, have hired people to read scripts for them, which they memorize and go on to become rich, or famous, or rich and famous. There are other actors who, although they could read, never amounted to a hill of beans. Holder at least amounts to a hill of beans. You can smell it from here.
Now, I don't, personally, believe that Eric Holder forged transcripts from Harvard University, and then passed the Louisiana bar exam. That was Frank Abagnale. And, Holder worked for the UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, not the Louisiana STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. There's a difference, you know.
So what gives the clues that lead to the analysis that the current United States Attorney General is illiterate? Well, the facts, man, THE FACTS!
He must not know legal terminology, because he recommended clemency for 16 members of a terrorist organization, recommended a pardon for Marc Rich, recommended criminal trials for prisoners of war, and a host of other things intimating that he knows some of the legal words, but doesn't really know what they mean. An unfortunate consequence of this is that he takes a stand on an issue that is 180 degrees opposite of the one you would expect if he were a real "lawyer" (and could read). But the most damning evidence is that, when questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee over whether he had actually READ a law that he was (strangely) diametrically opposed to, he had to admit, that he hadn't (couldn't) read it.
"I have not had a chance to -- I've glanced at it..." The sad truth is, Holder can't read. And he is ashamed of the fact. He, much like the LIKABLE Chance ("Chauncey Gardiner", played by Peter Sellers, who, although he had an unfortunate name, COULD read)... much like the LIKABLE Chance, gets his information from... wait for it...
TV and Radio. I do not know of Eric Holder "likes to watch", but I have to assume that he at least knows the moves. (Eric and his wife have three children, although I do not know if the paternity has been challenged.)
Another interesting similarity between Holder and "Chance" is that at one point, people surmise that "he holds degrees in medicine as well as law." I can only assume that life is imitating art here: People are assuming that Eric Holder "holds degrees in ... law". This is OK, it's their opinion, much like assuming Holder is black.
Then again, I suppose it is possible... people are given honorary degrees all the time. In fact, the last time I was sick, I had one hundred and one degrees, although I seem to have lost several of them now.
The last of the damning evidence is simple: "Well, what I've said is that I've not made up my mind. I've only made the comments that I've made on the basis of things that I've been able to glean by reading newspaper accounts, obviously, television, talking to people who are on the review panel...looking at the law."
Now, I know what you're going to say: "He said 'reading newspaper accounts'... what about that?"
That's simple enough... he was looking at the ads and comics in the newspapers, not "reading". He says as much after the last ellipsis: "...looking at the law".
If he's playing at being not only an attorney, but the Attorney General of the United States, don't you think that he would have at least read a United States law that he is diametrically opposing? Or at least PLAY at reading it.
But, I have to admit that Obama's administration is really stressing the "hiring the handicapped, the mentally challenged, those who may have had lapses of character, or a morally-challenged...".
Not only does the Obama administration have the most tax cheats and frauds, but also the most illiterate people.