I just got back to chez Field, and I couldn't wait to get to my computer.
Before I forget, I would like to thank all of you field hands for keeping me updated while I was off the grid.
Every now and then it's good to get away from the madness.
Anyway, I came home to some good news.
First, good for the supremes for their decision insuring voting rights for all Americans.
Wingnuts tried to have only "eligible" voters count when voting districts are being counted, but the court said- and rightfully so- that every person should count as an eligible voter, regardless of whether they are considered "eligible" by wingnut standards or not.
Let's call a spade a spade, folks. This move was meant to give predominantly white rural areas more political clout and power. Hey, I am not knocking the hustle, but don't pretend that it was anything else. The old tired narrative that this is to prevent voter fraud is getting old. Especially when the facts show us that there is no such voter fraud taking place.
The second bit of good news is this "Panama Papers" story. (Sounds like a bad movie)
"Over the past year, investigative journalists across the world have been sifting through 11.5 million internal files from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The files were leaked to the German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared the huge trove with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Stories about the data, which has been dubbed the Panama Papers, have been published by news organizations everywhere from Argentina to Sweden.
We know a lot about the trove of documents, but there's also a lot we don't know. (The ICIJ promises to release a full list of companies and the people linked to them in "early May.")'
It's hard to say what I am looking forward to more; Power coming back on the Starz Network, or the full list of these companies that might be exposed in May.
It's always good when we can expose greedy charlatans who use their power to make money on the backs of others.
I suspect that there will be some surprises, but, let's be honest, most of what we will find out is stuff that we already suspected.
Anyway, I gotta go, I have a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead to catch up to.
*Pic from aclu-ky.org