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Eliot Spitzer, former New York governor and two-faced crusader against prostitution who was ultimately thrown out of office when it was discovered that he was routinely engaging high priced prostitutes, is running for Comptroller Of New York. And who is he up against, but former Manhattan Madam, Kristen Davis. I blogged about Davis back when she was running for governor of New York. As a Madam, Davis was engaged in honest work, but you can’t fight the rats without getting into the sewer, territory Spitzer is all too familiar with.
The law form representing State Department inspector general turned whistle blower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was burglarized. The perps apparently left behind more valuable property, taking computers instead. The State Department, thinking they still have some credibility despite the Benghazi fiasco, says they didn’t do it.
New York Times reports about the disaster once known as Detroit. Establishment media always seem to portray Detroit as if their problems just came upon them out of nowhere through no fault of their own. If Detroit could talk, here is what it would say: “I was just standing here minding my own business, taking home my big fat union paycheck from corporations that enjoyed protection from foreign competition in a city run by politicians who were blind to the disintegration of the city, when all of a sudden, I discovered that most of the factories had closed and half the population moved away leaving me here in a cesspool of corruption and physical decay.”
A report by the Abbottabad Commission analyzing the events surrounding Bin Laden’s residency in Abbottabad blames incompetence and negligence in Pakistan’s dysfunctional intelligence and security forces for failing to detect that he was hiding there. About the U.S. raid, the report says the operation on 2 May 2011 was an “American act of war against Pakistan” which illustrated the US’s “contemptuous disregard of Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity in the arrogant certainty of its unmatched military might”.
A member of the Russian Duma tweeted that Edward Snowden has accepted an offer of asylum by Venezuela. The tweet was then deleted. If true, all Snowden has to do is get there and hope that the U.S. doesn’t disregard Venezuela’s sovereignty the way they do for so many other small countries. [UPDATE] As of 1:30 PM CT, RT now says that, according to Wikileaks, Snowden has not accepted Venezuela’s offer of asylum.