By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
Shylock ( see image on right) in Shakespeare’s, The Merchant of Venice, said something on the subject of a debt owed him. Here is the quote in the original English:
The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, ’tis mine, and I will haue it.
Giving us an expression that means a debt owed, which will be relentlessly and ruthlessly pursued.
What follows is a debt collected from the taxpayers of this nation which fits the definition. And it fits the definition only because thousands of fraudulent claimants apparently ripped-off Uncle Sam. I ran across more than a few articles today on the website, Big Government. Each article deals with the so-called Pigford settlements. For readers not acquainted with the Pigford issues, I can only say you need to delve into the settlements to see how your government, government employees, less than forthright politicians, and even some of your fellow citizens, will cave to corruption and deceit when it comes to money and votes.
To readers who have their minds made up about the propriety of the way the Pigford 1, and now the Pigford 2, settlement has or will be handled … or you just can’t bring yourself to read anything on Big Government, you are allowed to walk or run on out of the theater. But if you do, you will be missing information every American citizen should have. You may have opinions that differ from the articles or my own, but you surely cannot believe that what has been done is appropriate or intended by honest Americans.
Altogether there are 15 articles or commentaries loaded on Big Government today. I hope readers will access and study articles for which they have time. I read the 29 page PDF with a very long title. My version of Adobe Reader allows me to post comments on the document, which I have done. Perhaps, they have little interest to others, but I posted my comments to help me remember the content. I will post a link to my marked-up version. If you decide to read it, you may have to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. If you do read the mark-up, please remember the remarks are not edited.
I plan to read more of the 15 highlighted articles as I find time. Here is the mark-up I mentioned above:
You may download the latest version of Adobe Reader by going here, should you need it to read the comments. You can right-click on the “cartoon clouds” which will open a drop-down menu which will allow you to make a choice about how you wish to read the comments.
Don’t forget the links below. There are some different viewpoints offered from those offered above.
- ANDREW BREITBART: Me & Mrs. Sherrod – And The $1.25 Billion Pigford II Black Farmers’ Settlemen… (pajamasmedia.com)
- Congressman Compares Black Farmers’ Settlement to ‘Slavery Reparations’ [Polidicks] (gawker.com)
- Judge: Will Claims Process in Native American Farmers’ Suit Work? (legaltimes.typepad.com)
- House Sends Black Farmers Settlement to Obama (theroot.com)
- The Pigford Settlement May Be More About Race Than Farming (samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com)
- Butterfield Applauds Pigford Funding (curmilus.wordpress.com)