The police are rapidly becoming the Republicans for this column with their innate ability to repeat week after week, this being the third week in a row being at the top of the heap. This week isn't even due to the case itself where a young black male found himself beaten to death at the hands of the police. It has everything to do with the unbelievable aftermath where they act as if they have all the time in the world to figure out what happened, when the court of public opinion has already made up their minds. Let's see those runner ups.
9)C-SPAN- I discovered last night that depending on where you live, C-SPAN is different. In my area, they didn't air the President's speech last night, cutting away to Washington Live instead. In Boston, they ran the whole thing. Why? Even worse, they changed the time on my DVR from a solid four hour block, which would have missed the best part anyway as they cut away at 10, to hour long chunks almost causing me to miss it. Had I been out last night, I would have been pissed. I'll never tape anything off this channel again.
8)Lawyers- A lot of the problems we have today is because lawyers are out of control. Everyone can get sued for anything, no matter how trivial, which can cost upwards of five million dollars in some cases. This week we had some doozies where the parents of Mike Brown, in a desperate money grab, decided to sue the Ferguson Police Department for their kid's death, even though every single entity who looked at this said Brown was at fault, including all the forensic evidence. This is ambulance chasing at it's best and unlikely to succeed. Worse is companies like John Deere and GM suing owners from working on their trucks, claiming that copyrights on the internal software are protected and vehicles are actually more rental than owned. I Hate Lawyers.
6)Carly Fiorina- This Sarah Palin wannabe is going to declare her candidacy using her time as CEO of HP as a resume builder, seemingly unaware she also drove the company into the ground and was voted one of the top twenty worst CEO's in American History. Ouch! Good luck on those credentials. She also has stated that California's drought was brought about by environmentalist who have refused to build new reservoirs and dams, which wouldn't have made any difference as there wouldn't have been enough rain to fill them either. But logic and physics be damned, she is a Republican and facts don't matter to them. What a buffoon.
4)Scott Walker- His numbers have fallen way down since his big roll out as his latest budget was so bad, even his fellow Republicans wouldn't vote for it. It contained drastic cuts to the poor and elderly, while showering more money on the rich. This was not only class warfare, it was class genocide and all of it was brought to you by the Koch brothers who are going to give a billion dollars to whatever candidate they decide on. Do you honestly think that this person will represent the average guy, or business as usual? It didn't help that Walker gave a speech in which he claimed to stand up for workers pay and rights, while simultaneously destroying them. What a tool and so is anyone who votes for this ass.
2)FBI- These guys were a hair's breath (pun intended) from being top dig this week. Much like their bullet comparison fiasco a few years back where they found out that FBI testimony on bullet fragments were based on nothing resembling science, a new disaster has unfolded. This time it is hair samples that for over twenty years FBI "experts" testified as to their authenticity, only to be found out that none of it was true, resulting in thousands put behind bars and dozens on death row. Some of those poor bastards may have been executed and innocent and the FBI is to blame. Where are the arrests for these assclowns Obama?