Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Fishwrap

Drones For Sale

U.S. News reports that Iran and other Nuke The Big Satan Nations in the Middle East will soon be shipping drones to Hugo Chavez’s paradise, only a few miles from the United States.

“Iran and Middle East-based extremist groups are stepping up their activities in South America, aiming to make friends and score cash, a senior U.S. military official says.

“Tehran intends to build military drones in Washington's backyard for the Venezuelan military led by Hugo Chavez, U.S. Southern Command chief Gen. Douglas Fraser told reporters Wednesday during a breakfast meeting in Washington.”

A few months ago, Iran downed a U.S. drone. Some Iran watchers think Iran was able to interfere with the flight path of the drone by compromising its computer systems, since the weaponizable spy plane arrived in Iran without damage. It’s possible that Iran’s fleet of drones will bear a “make in China” mark. Fascist China is the largest creditor of the United States.

“In December, Tehran said one of its electronic warfare units downed an American military RQ-170 spy drone, known as the "Beast of Kandahar." It remains unclear whether Iran has fitted that kind of technology on the drones sold to Venezuela.”

Obama’s Elephant Ears

Political contributors to national campaigns, it is often said, purchase ear time. The Washington Post points out that the president’s biggest fundraisers purchased more than ear time:

“More than half of Obama’s 47 biggest fundraisers, those who collected at least $500,000 for his campaign, have been given administration jobs. Nine more have been appointed to presidential boards and committees.”

The paper expects the ear-buying among Mr. Obama’s important campaign cash bundlers to continue in the president’s upcoming campaign.

The Deficit Swallowed my Homework

CTMirror reports that savings ain’t what they used to be.

“Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo left a big question mark in the state's new annual financial report, reflecting an overdue assessment of billions of dollars in promised long
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