Apr 12, 2006

Open Thread...

What's on your mind?

40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interview of the President by TVP, Poland

Q But, still, those countries who didn’t support the Iraqi Freedom operation use the same argument, weapons of mass destruction haven’t been found. So what argument will you use now to justify this war?

THE PRESIDENT: We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They’re illegal. They’re against the United Nations resolutions, and we’ve so far discovered two. And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them. “

This is a act of sheer desperation, right? Surely he can't keep this up-demanding the press apologize. How much more absurd will it get? Good Lord, even Nixon knew when to quit.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous waterflake said...

Iran declared today the first sucess in enriching and even though they're far away from having a nuke I worry about how your government is going to respond.

It worries me lot's, if Bush is ordering a nuclear strike against Iran it will have a huge environmental impact, not only on Iran.

But why is Iran on such a provocative course and why is the US exaggerating the problem.

Therefore should have Iran or for the matter any country have the right of a nuclear program?

I just find it hard to see a sense behind Achmadinechads actions, what's he pushing for and most of all what will the American Government do now?

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And how are you getting on with bringing those trigger happy government to an end?

2:26 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

what's on your mind...

Condi's rhetoric to escalate pressure on Iran ...lies to use the "UN" for diplomatic measures while they have continually pointed to the UN as 'useless'..
?hello?

Bush's denial about use of force on Iran.. uhm, buddy, do you EVER know what you say from one day to the next or how to know when you're lying?

Pls PJF -- by indictments of Rove and Cheney, this becomes a non-issue.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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2:36 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

This is a followup to the Tom DeLay movie: The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress

From Director Robert Greenwald, Here are the list of people that were interviewed for this upcoming movie. BTW, it goes on DVD next month and will have free screenings sometime in June.:
Attorneys:
1. Ronnie Earle
District Attorney of Travis County, Texas (D)
2. Rosemary Lehmberg
First Assistant District Attorney of Travis County
3. Jim Turner
Criminal attorney for John Colyandro, indicted former Executive Director of TRMPAC
4. JD Pauerstein
Criminal attorney for Jim Ellis, indicted Executive Director of Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee – ARMPAC.
5. Roy Minton
Criminal attorney for the indicted Texas Association for Business

DeLay District Residents

1. Beverly Carter
Publisher, Ft. Bend Star, well-known Republican Party member and Delay critic
2. Jacqueline Blankenship
Long-time Republican Party activist whose husband was in business with Tom Delay and ended up successfully suing the congressman. Jacqueline was blacklisted from political campaign work by Tom Delay


Politicians
1.Martin Frost
Former Texas Congressman (D-Dallas)
2.Chris Bell
Former Texas Congressman (D-Houston), current candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas
3. Governor Bill Ratliff
Former Texas Lt. Governor and State Senator (R-Mt. Pleasant)
Senator Jeff Wentworth
Current Texas State Senator (R- San Antonio)
4. Rep. Lon Burnam
Current Texas State Representative (D- Ft. Worth)
5. Rep. Garnet Coleman
Texas State Representative (D- Houston)
6. Rep. Terry Keel
Texas State Representative (R-Austin)
7. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
Texas State Representative (D-Austin)
8. Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer
Texas State Representative (D- San Antonio)
9. David Legenfeld
former Texas State Representative (D- Hamilton)

Authors, Commentators, Reporters
1. Paul Burka
Senior Executive Editor, Texas Monthly Magazine
2. Lou Dubose
Co-Author of The Hammer
3. Molly Ivins
Nationally syndicated columnist
4. Laylan Coplin
Reporter, Austin-American Statesman
5. Jim Hightower
National radio commentator and author of Thieves In High Places

On Camera by way of Press Conferences/Clips
1.Congressman Tom DeLay
(R-Sugar land)
2. Steve Brittain
Attorney for Tom DeLay
3. Dick DeGuerin
Attorney for Tom DeLay
4. Rep. Pete Gallego
Texas State Representative (D-Alpine)
5. Jack Abramoff
Pled guilty for bribery, fraud and tax evasion
6. President George Bush
7.Bill White
Attorney for Tom DeLay

And this is what Tom DeLay said about the film in his exclusive FOX News interview: "[Ronnie Earle] also had a film crew following him around during the secret grand jury process and they put out a movie to use against me in my re-election. Unfortunately, that movie's worthless right now, which makes me feel pretty good."

On side note: DeLay refused to be interviewed for this film. It figures..
Folks, not good timing of this fil for "The Hammer!" Make sure you vote November for a change!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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3:00 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

O.K. what is exactly on my mind right now? When is McFelon is going to leave his job?? When he is going to get the serious boot? From Thinkprogress.org:

McClellan: Media Should “Publicly Apologize” For Reporting On Mobile Weapons Lab Story

"Today during the White House press briefing, Scott McClellan demanded a public apology from the news media for covering the story":

And:
"When McClellan was asked when the White House became aware of the Pentagon field report, however, McClellan couldn’t say. He told the press corps “I’m looking into that matter” but the answer was “not the point.”

Excuse me, but the President Gerbil and company owe us and our soldiers a public apology! I find it amazing that this prick WH secretary has the nerve to attack the press when we have a sitting Gerbil President that violated National Security and lied to the American people over and over again from the moment that man stole the election not once but twice!

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB,
Indeed they do owe major apologizes all around. Laura is still waiting for him to apologize for what he did BEFORE they got married, so don't hold your breath...

More importantly than what's on my mind, What's on your mind Fitz? We know you don't have any "blank thoughts"

3:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

I pretty sure that Fitzgerald has alot of thoughts and opinions on whatever is on his mind. Unfortunately, being in the microscope in the CIA Leak case, and other current cases, I think that he has to reserve or limit his opinions about anything (especilly on this blog) as long as he is in the spotlight! I am sure that he has so pretty choice words (not very postive) about the Administration's antics and how this country has been turned upside down in the past 6 years!

3:20 PM  
Blogger teak said...

SP Biloxi, Are you allowed to explain if this correction that Fitz asked for hurts the case? (some of us are dimwitted about these things)....and you haven't wrote your next piece for waterflake yet. I think it is her blog, but I've been reading your summaries. Thank you both.
(snip)

Instead, the sentence should have conveyed that Libby was to tell Miller some of the key judgments of the NIE "and that the NIE stated that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

If you cannot, I understand why. TIA.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous e said...

the treatment of the American Soldier is on my mind...
the desperation they must feel in not knowing when they will come home...
the turmoil in the streets of Iraq..
Condi in charge of the Iran issuee..
the POTUS being the leaker in chief..
lies lies lies and more lies..
the cherry picking..
the can't do and won't do congress of the US...

but the one light that shines light on all this without fear or favor...
thank you PJF

3:36 PM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

French fry pertaters.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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3:56 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Teak,

Sorry, I cannot explain Fitz's explanation. I am under a gag order. I am sure Fitz will explain later. About my next article, yes, I had submit the article to Waterflake this past weekend. I was informed that editors were busy this week to proofread it and post it. I will let you know when it is posted on Waterflake's website. I am currently working on another one. Thanks for asking!

3:59 PM  
Anonymous snoop said...

Dat doggie bone.

4:07 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Thanks anyway...I knew it was a long shot. I will look forward to your next installment, SPB. ;-)

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB and all,

We don't seem to have any "breaking news" despite the fervor in everyday Americans-finally!

Sounds like something is cooking...like Granny says "No news is good news" Can't wait until the other shoe drops. I am sure it won't be long.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS- Your article is very good, SPB! Nice blog Waterflake. I'm still trying to figure out the html stuff

4:45 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Thanks Anon for your compliment! Don't worry Teak and fellow bloggers! I know that it has been very quiet on this blog. But, the more Fitz is quiet the more nervous the Administration gets. He did hint that there were more indictments to come. But, who will be next? We will find out...


Switching gears:

I can let you all know about the Enron Trial. From WSJ:

Jeffrey Skilling is back on the stand this morning for day three of his direct testimony, expected to last through tomorrow. Here are a few morning highlights:
1. Skilling testified that until he read about it in the newspapers in 2003 or 2004 he had never heard of “Global Galactic,” the handwritten agreement that set forth Enron’s secret side deals with the Andrew Fastow-controlled LJM partnerships. Fastow testified earlier in the trial that Skilling, via Enron’s former chief accountant Rick Causey, approved the deals. “Global Galactic” might be the closest thing the prosecution had to a smoking gun in a case that’s lacked one thus far. The defense has suggested that Andrew Fastow possibly forged the document.
2. Skilling revealed his thoughts on the LJM Partnerships. First Petrocelli asked him if, at the time they were created, Skilling thought the LJM partnerships were a good idea.
Yes, said Skilling, “the benefits outweighed the risks of the structure.”
Now knowing what you know, asked Petrocelli, what do you think about LJM?
“It was a horrible idea,” said Skilling. “Not a good idea.”

3. When Petrocelli opened a question to Skilling with the statement, “Since you’re not a criminal,” prosecutor Sean Berkowitz objected and asked the judge that time be deducted from his closing. Judge Lake smirked and said, “I’ll allow one rhetorical question per hour.” With a smile on his face, Petrocelli joked, “We’ll call that the Petrocelli Rule.”

And another call from Rommy to step down. The nursing home is calling Rummy's name. From Thinkprogress.org:

A fourth general calls for Rumsfeld’s resignation.
Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who commanded the Germany-based 1st Infantry Division in Iraq: “I believe we need a fresh start in the Pentagon. We need a leader who understands teamwork, a leader who knows how to build teams, a leader that does it without intimidation.” Batiste joins Generals Newbold, Eaton, and Zinni.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got this off the Internet so it must be true:

http://www.unconfirmedsources.com/?itemid=1609

Washington, DC (APE) - In a stunning development today, federal authorities arrested special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in conjunction with his ongoing investigation of the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity as an undercover CIA agent. Lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the only individual thus far charged in the ongoing investigation had filed a 24 page brief with the courts on Friday which claimed that the Special counsel had exceeded his authority. Early Monday morning, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with Federal Marshals who in turn took Mr. Fitzgerald into custody without incident.

A spokesperson for the Justice Department stated that the Defense team's charges had merit, and that they acted accordingly.

Officials are reportedly weighing the possibility of charging Fitzgerald with "terrorism" and having him detained indefinitely as an enemy combatant.

White House spokesperson Scott McClellan stated: "This type of behavior is exactly what former Justice O'Connor was hinting at early last month when she claimed that our very democracy was in danger. This is a very dangerous and deluded man, and this administration is proud to say that his reign of terror is at an end."

4:57 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

What's on my mind?...How is it that
that a population of illegal immigrants have more fervor and passion to become Americans than Americans who have a responsibility
to maintain and promote the ideals
these "new American" candidates are
willing to risk life and limb to acquire?

5:00 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Firat Cynthia McKinney and now known politician that they may go after:

Congressman accused of using staff to baby-sit

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two former staff members of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, say the longtime Detroit congressman made them baby-sit his children, run errands and work on political campaigns while they were on his congressional payroll.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/12/griffin.conyers/index.html

Folks, vote in November!
Grandmanuk: you are right on the money on that comment!

5:13 PM  
Blogger teak said...

I couldn't get back to sleep last night when I awoke from dreaming that Rumsfinkle resigned....Wooot, sigh. But it is good news that another General is speaking out against the war and Rumsfeld.

Another low point of the day, seeing that fluff piece on Gonzo in the press....quaint.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prosecutor in CIA Leak Case Corrects Part of Court Filing

Wednesday, April 12, 2006; A08

The federal prosecutor overseeing the indictment of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, yesterday corrected an assertion in an earlier court filing that Libby had misrepresented the significance placed by the CIA on allegations that Iraq attempted to buy uranium from Niger.

Last week, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald wrote that, in conversation with former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Libby described the uranium story as a "key judgment" of the CIA's 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, a term of art indicating there was consensus within the intelligence community on that issue. In fact, the alleged effort to buy uranium was not among the estimate's key judgments and was listed further back in the 96-page, classified document.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, Fitzgerald wrote yesterday that he wanted to "correct" the sentence that dealt with the issue in a filing he submitted last Wednesday. That sentence said Libby "was to tell Miller, among other things, that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

Instead, the sentence should have conveyed that Libby was to tell Miller some of the key judgments of the NIE "and that the NIE stated that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

Libby is not charged with misportraying or leaking classified information. He was indicted last year for allegedly lying to the FBI and a grand jury about what he said to reporters. The indictment came as part of Fitzgerald's investigation into who leaked to the media the name of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose husband became a public critic of the Bush administration's case for the Iraq war.

-- Dafna Linzer

5:51 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

anon...at this time Libby is only charged with lying to the GJ.....If
I have my info right, this does not
preclude the PROSECUTOR from adding
other charges when the investigation has ended (procluded).

In other words, he's got him on the
lesser charges....but don't bet the
farm that's all she wrote.

6:01 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

and the "fat lady" is only on

DO RE MI.......

6:08 PM  
Blogger The Subway Serenade said...

I'm sure glad that Ehe New Hampshire Phone Bank Massacre happened. It is the first domino to fall regarding Republican thefts of elections.

I love hearing the Castratas of The Indicted Tabernacle Choir singing to the prosecutors.

However we are kidding ourselves if anyone actually thinks there are going to be elections this November. Bush will find some lame pretext for declaring Martial Law before he leaves his legal fate to the whim of a few carloads of rigged voting machines or jammed phone banks.

My guess is a PNAC sequel to their "New Pearl Harbor" of 2001.

50 Ways To Dump The Dubya

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two former staff members of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, say the longtime Detroit congressman made them baby-sit his children, run errands and work on political campaigns while they were on his congressional payroll.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

What's on my mine two things right now. Now does the outline plan of Air Force One get on the internet, and after telling the NSA it takes a week to close it down. So much for national security. Secondly what's with all the nuke talk as the US is now making the H Bomb which will be the most powerfull in the world. Every country has nukes and now its ok for India to have some thanks to George. We are the only country that used the Atom bomb and we still have thousands of bombs and we will attack with our bombs yet other countries aren't allowed to protect their country with bombs. Now if anyone could answer those two questions I'm good.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Yo Fitz the little soldier is filing again in court. Developing story, as he says Bush gave permission to attack Wilson with de or classified info. Now its another chess move oh how I wish I could play chess. Now down to business these guys are doing their best to twist the charges by forgetting Libby was only charged with Obstruction of justice not the leak. Libby is giving away his money with these attornys look for the plea bargin. When your phone rings it will be " can we talk for a minute" per Libby.

9:09 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

I think these guys - the dubya gang - are really eager to try out their new toys (nukes) and they just can't wait to watch the explosion. The problem is that what follows will truly be the end of life as we know it. These guys are dangerous, immoral, (certainly not Christian or godly, incredibly sick and twisted, ) and they really don't give a damn about anyone outside of their gang. We may be on the verge, like Iran, of becoming collateral damage.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Developing news of the CiA Leak case:

Libby makes new filing in CIA leak case

"Libby's filing comes in response to prosecutors' assertions that he was authorized by President George W. Bush to take part in an effort to discredit Joseph Wilson, a critic of administration's Iraq policy and husband of the outed CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson"

DEVELOPING...

The article will probably come out tomorrow.

Bluewild: Point well taken!

Have a good evening!

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Libby_makes_new_filing_in_CIA_0412.html

9:27 PM  
Blogger stormtrpr1/765 said...

Fitzpatrck for President ***

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz and Biloxi,

Definitely indictments now.

Seriously the Iran garbage is totally out of control, people are having to forcefully arrest the zionists.

http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2006/3312irib_interview.html

And finally, some of them are just incredibly insane especially Cheney.

They are looking for any exscuse to agitate Ahmaninjaden presidents of Iran, who already has alot of fanatics.

The israeli and mullah fanatics want to kill eachother!

This has to stop right now, release the indictments. Other then that great work in the Enron trial, things are certainly coming to a close there!

We need to make sure these criminals go out the right way. http://waynemadsenreport.com

And we need to force them out from ever getting back in, I have never seen anyone more hell bent on world war three.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandma,

Don't worry, 794 c charges and treason related offenses can be brought by the end of this case.

They have to be scrutinized with the neocons relationship to certain countries...

6:52 AM  
Anonymous guckert said...

Showtunes.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

anon at 7:50 am,

I did read the Wayne Madsen report this morning. Yes, the Gerbil is irritating Iran because he has a purpose for evading that country: money and oil. This would be a very deadly move on the Gerbil part to bother that country. I don't believe that the other countries will support Bush on this deal. We need to bakc Feingold on the censure and get out and vote in November to remove the Gerbil!

And the Enron Trail is so interesting. I still say that Lay and Skilling don't have prayer. They should have plea bargain with Berkowitz and call it a day! I can't wait to hear Lay. Now, he is another idiot that wants to take the stand too!

11:34 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Perhaps Lay will announce a Spring rummage sale! ;-)

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