A few nights ago I watched a documentary called "Cocaine Cowboys" about the rise and fall of the cocaine and illegal drug industry in Miami. One of the main persons they were interviewing was a guy that provided a transport service for the likes of Pablo Escobar among others. He made an incredible amount of money doing this in the late 70's through the 80's. Anyway, he went on to say that at one time he made a donation to the Republican party that was in the millions, I can't remember the exact number. He even still had the personally signed thank you note from none other than James Baker himself, who was Secretary of the Treasury at the time, and had been Reagan's Chief of Staff.
The drug runner went on to say he always found it amusing that no one ever asked what he did for a living or where the money came from. I then wondered how many other times this has probably happened over the years, in both parties. Now I see the article that Jim posted and I have to think that maybe it's not in either parties interests to go digging up where their donations have come from. They may not like what they find.
I'm watching "The Wire" right now. For those who don't know, it was an HBO crime-drama centered in Baltimore that aired from 2003-2008 I believe.
Other than being the greatest show in the history of TV (IMHO), it also portrays quite the pessimistic picture about how change comes about at the local level. One of the main story lines was how the Baltimore drug kings got quite involved in the property re-development business, and how that money filtered up to the politicians. Once the detectives who were chasing the drug kings started getting wind of where the money was going, it was amazing how quickly their superiors shut them down...follow the money and you don't know where you end up. Everyone wants to keep their job, everyone has friends, and everyone wants to cover their own ass. Everything else simply doesn't matter.
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The trouble with the Volt is it's just not the smug Obamabot's vehicle of choice, even if Black Jesus himself "owns" one. No, the smug liberal, faux tree-hugger vehicle of choice is the Prius. Why you ask? Simple. The design of the vehicle is unique to the Prius. One quick glance at it and everyone knows it's a hybrid. Nothing else on the road today looks that dated and hideous. It's uniquely homely looking. Like a pair of Crocs or an iphone, there is no doubt what it is and the movement it started. All that come after it will always be lauded by the "in" people as nothing more than a poor copy, even if the replacement is superior.
I dunno about that, from a distance it looks a heckuva lot like a Pontiac Aztec. . . if it wasn't for the "skipped the paint booth" primer look of those massive plastic strips running down its side, the Aztec and Pruis could be mistaken for one another. LOL. "Butt Ugly" doesn't begin to cover it, IMHO.
Walt White drives a Pontiac Aztec on the AMC TV show "Breaking Bad". You should all be watching that show by the way.
Lol, as myv65 said, you're in the minority liking the Aztec. Oh and Walt used to drive an Aztec but if you remember he totaled it trying to keep his brother-in-law from inspecting his...workplace. But yeah, with the exception of a few extremely boring episodes this season and last, Breaking Bad is freakin' awesome.