Thursday, September 17, 2009

Glenn Greenwald always nails it: The distracting benefits of ACORN hysteria.

Since ACORN actually turned itself in, and since they only get a few million a year while Wall Street hid its excesses and lack of regulation while managing to get working people to pay for a billion dollars of bonuses ...

The distracting benefits of ACORN hysteria

5 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Mark,

This ACORN blog entry was a pretty weak denouncement of bad government spending!

I thought you denounced bad government.

You would be leading the charge for head chopping if this was a conservative group doing this nonsense.

I also missed your denouncement of the increadible child welfare scandel in Milwaukee. See this A.M. paper? State still gave the biggest scamster another $25,000 this week!

I also missed your outrage on the computer system for the state that was supposed to cost $12 million is now over $100 million.

You advocate government running health care?

I hardly see any cost savings to that.

Mpeterson said...

I missed your outrage about that too... but you only missed mine because you weren't involved with UW System oversight years back when those of us on the Colleges online policy committee asked what the hell was going on.

I actually only put a minute amount of my outrage online Kevin. There just isn't enough bandwidth for all of it. :)

Kevin Scheunemann said...

It seems to me this state government is out of control of even the mighty and powerful Mark Peterson.

Focus.

Governement child babysitting scandel in Milwaukee, ACORN scam, and Doyle computer scandel is way more important than "Glen Beck" and some off-hand comment by some kook that IS NOT the leader of the tea party movement.

If you would addres these issues head on and demand responsibility on issues like this, you could help to disarm the tea paty movement.

It's the defense, and lack of left wing outrage over gross and irresponsible government spending that will only build the tea party movement.

Just a thought.

(I should actually do something productive, but you got me "sucked in" reading this blog. Congrats on that!)

Mpeterson said...

wow, I'm mighty?

Anonymous said...

Kevin,

The first time I thought it was a typo, but after seeing it the third time...

"scandal" is the correct spelling.