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Three Men in a Room: The D.C. Edition


#1

Three Men in a Room: The D.C. Edition

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

For years, New York’s dysfunctional state government has been derisively called “Three Men in a Room.” The three men were the Governor, the New York State Senate Majority Leader and the New York State Assembly Speaker. The three have nearly unparalleled control of New York’s government.


#2

"Let’s hope that" the Wisconsin granny starver's "not so secret aspirations for the presidency places him on a path toward the moral high ground..." Well, yes, hope is a good thing.


#3

We can hope that through exercise of the same poliical/criminal arrogance, the "DC Three" will meet the same well-deserved fate as two (so-far!) of the Albany Three - ex-Senate leader Dean Skelos convicted of public corruption, and sentenced to 5 years in the slammer , and ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, convicted on Federal Corruption charges - sadly it will be a "country club" prison for both, reserved for well-connected criminals, who are rarely charged, convicted, or sentenced to a real prison - the appeals process may potentially get them out early, after public scrutiny/attention is directed elsewhere - that will be par for the course!

The arrogance and contempt for the law in DC is the same as in NY and it's likely Trump and/or some of his lieutenants, and pathological Cabinet will hang themselves, given enough rope, or persons possessing enough integrity and power to hold them to account for the crimes they will commit!................

The dysfunction in NY continues, however, as two of three (except DINO shill and R'Con co-conspirator, Gov Andy Cuomo) convicted for public corruption, will still collect their state tax-payer funded pensions - seems like a salt in the wounds double-theft from tax-payers and justice!

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/12/11/19005/former-new-york-senate-leader-and-son-convicted-corruption-charges!


#4

Hope is good if it picks one up from despair and into productive action. Hope is bad if it disengages one from reasonable thinking and productive action. In Buddhism, the phrase "no hope" usually means a good thing, because it is referring to a renunciation and seeing-through of the incapacitating hope of continuing to try to make samsara (the world of endless rounds of suffering through ignorance, grasping, and fear; that is, our world as we typically experience it) work, to yet again "believe" that if we just do this or that, it will all pan out. Renouncing this false hope, we can look deeply at our situation, start to unravel how exactly we are enmeshed in the workings of this system of samsara. Without hope--and without fear--we can plumb the nature of "reality" we actually find ourselves in... the truth may set us free.


#5

Let’s hope that Speaker Ryan’s not so secret aspirations for the presidency places him on a path toward the moral high ground, and that he stands up to the other two men when he confers with them in the Oval Office.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......oh......I thought you were kidding.


#7

Oh yes, I'm holding my breath for that. Please let me know when I can breathe again.


#8

Elaine Chao just by herself might not be so bad. But more than one is Chaos.


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Let’s hope that Speaker Ryan’s not so secret aspirations for the presidency places him on a path toward the moral high ground, and that he stands up to the other two men when he confers with them in the Oval Office.

Oh Yeah. Rrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhht!

The Republican Moral Highground!

Like that's ever going to happen! Ryan wants to steal our Social Security and give it to his criminal friends on Wall Street.


#10

"Let’s hope that Speaker Ryan’s not so secret aspirations for the presidency places him on a path toward the moral high ground, and that he stands up to the other two men when he confers with them in the Oval Office."

That's as likely as Santa marrying the Virgin Mary and as equally meaningful to humanity.