Volunteers descended on hard-hit Colorado neighborhoods to help people clean up from the floods. Residents are searching through their mud-caked belongings for anything that can be saved. (Sept. 18)
sequiturial: REAL political scandals involve real corruption, real investigations, real charges, real plea bargains or trials, real acquittals or fines and sentencing, and real imprisonment, probation, or pardons. Like Watergate, where there were REAL crimes committed by Nixon against our citizens and when a sitting president, Nixon, resigned to escape prison. Or, the Iran-Contra scandal, when several upper administration officials were indicted, convicted, and/or pardoned by the NEXT confused conservative president, George H.W. Bush. FANTASY scandals involve hollow allegations of corruption, the convening of a gang of thugs in committees, to perform parodies that they, laughingly, refer to as "fact-finding investigations," endless self-indulgent partisan bloviating and political showboating, the waste of millions of dollars of taxpayer funds, the chronic expiration of enough hot air to float the Hindenburg, and, finally, a dismal dissolution into obscure political footnotes. Like, like Fast and Furious, Whitewater, the Benghazi Charade, the IRS noncontroversy, The Great Email Boondoggle, blah, blah, blah. Not coincidentally, the Confused Conservatives excel at both.