Thursday, January 6, 2011
We are governed by Mormon businessmen whose only goal is to get rich and richer and stay that way, by any means possible. The only exception to that rule is the occasional Democratic Mayor who spends all his time (sad to say Salt Lake hasn't elected a Liberal Democratic female mayor in my lifetime -Didi Coridini doesn't count) battling the Legislature and Governor trying to improve air quality standards and put in place fines for polluters. But we are now in the very big business of courting other countries toxic and radioactive waste, and I'd bet every penny I own that we're cutting corners on safety to make money for the dickhead politicians and their business cronies who are getting very rich in this business. Our motto isn't "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free," or something nice like that. Oh no, our motto is: "Give us the most dangerous toxic waste no one in the rest of the world feels safe living next to and we'll dump it near our biggest city, because we don't give a shit about anything but money and the end days are near anyway, so get it while you can." The company doing this is Energy Solutions and the guy running that operation is now on the staff of our new Senator, the very awful, very corrupt, Mike Lee. I hear he also has a lobbyist for Blackwater/Xi on his staff. This guy makes Orrin Hatch look like a saint.