Scandals tough to follow

I am getting older and having a harder time keeping track of things. One of the things I am having trouble with is all the scandals in Washington.

President Obama said we should trust the government. That was a laugh line, right? With all the alphabet soup of government agencies it can get confusing. IRS, NSA, EPA, FBI, etc., etc. Then you have departments – State Department, Justice Department and the Department of Lying (just kidding about the last one).

I am now just trying to focus on one scandal at a time. I am now concentrating on just the NSA – that stands for the National Security Agency, which has been spying on Americans under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. So since they are looking for foreign agent activity, it only makes sense to spy on Americans.

Well, we had some guy named Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lie to Congress, saying no spying was occurring on Americans. Then we have some junior-college graduate making $120,000 to $200,000 per year named Edward Snowden saying: Well, the NSA was spying on you. Immediately all the D.C. talking heads and “important” people said Snowden was a bad guy and was lying. I guess all these liars in Washington would know a liar!

Snowden said he could tap any phone in America from his computer. “Very important” people from D.C. came forward and said: No, Snowden couldn’t do that. U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) came forward after a “top-secret briefing” and said: Well, Snowden could do that! What could and couldn’t Snowden do?

Tune in next week for more lies and prevarications. I just wish the honest people wore white hats and the liars wore black hats like in the old cowboy movies. There is one problem: America would quickly run out of black hats!

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