Mexican lawmakers back U.S. immigration protest

Nothing boils my blood like a hypocrite, and I'd like to suggest here that perhaps these folks should be concentrating on the brutal life for immigrants in Mexico rather than fretting so much about US policy.

Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for immigrant protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity.

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Rehab, $30,000 keep Limbaugh out of court

Of course, the little people of Florida face much stiffer penalties...

I think drug prohibition is a bad idea: I don't really give a rat's ass what kind of pills you pop or weeds you smoke to make you feel better. Real crimes involve force or fraud - rape, robbery or murder come immediately to mind. Nonetheless, it makes me almost physically ill to see the law perverted like this. Limbaugh should face the same music the rest of us have to face, fines and a promise of treatment notwithstanding. I wonder if Penny Spence had coughed up $30k if she would've gotten an 18 month suspended sentence instead of looking at 25 years? Or maybe if she was a right wing radio talk show host, too?

I wonder how much it costs in Florida to bribe your way out of a murder rap? Or any crime - apparently it's a state where justice is for sale.

Firebrand radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was charged Friday with fraudulently concealing information to obtain prescription drugs, but prosecutors will drop the charge after 18 months if Limbaugh remains in treatment for drug addiction, his lawyer said.

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Co-conspirator's possible links to prostitutes eyed

I'm speechless. For once a political scandal has left me utterly without words: most of the folks under investigation are Republicans, and most of them campaigned against Democratic Congressional corruption scandals in 1994. And now they seem to be in a contest to one-up even that utterly corrupt gang of thieves.

But not even the most flagrantly corrupt Democrat ever tried to influence policy in a [literally] smoke-filled room in the Watergate Hotel! This old boys network they've got going is so absolutely stereotypical as to defy belief - I couldn't make this shit up if I tried.

Read it and laugh. Read it and weep. Read it and remember that November's only six months away.

Federal prosecutors are reviewing records of two Washington, D.C., hotels where Poway defense contractor Brent Wilkes rented suites as part of their investigation into whether prostitutes were involved as he tried to curry favor with lawmakers and CIA officials.

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