May 31, 2006

Call Chicago...

whatever you like:

* Chicago, Pride of the Rustbelt
* City in a Garden
* City of the Big Shoulders
* Gem of the Prairie
* Hog Butcher to the World
* "I Will" City
* Packingtown * Second City * Windy City * Corruptionville

I call it a "Temporary Assignment."
    No Patrick in Chicago's Top 40?

    89 Comments:

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    FITZ!!!

    So does that mean you're leaving Chicago?

    3:45 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I hear you were number 41. Honest. It is the Redeye, after all, and they had to keep the list short. Don't leave us!

    3:52 PM  
    Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

    Fitz,

    Remember to never leave Chicago until they don't need you anymore!

    I'd say that state is on its way back up and with all of your help the crime-waves will quickly subside.

    Great state too, I love the suburb.

    3:56 PM  
    Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

    Wait a minute.....is the message here that Chicago is now your temporary assignment? I thought your gig in DC was "temporary".....or maybe not so much! Does this mean that you have that much work to do in DC?

    4:16 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    Fitz are you running for President in '08? I like that idea! :)
    FITZ/SPITZ 2008

    4:29 PM  
    Anonymous Fussbudget said...

    FITZ!! NOOOOOOO!!
    You can't leave Chicago yet -- run for mayor! Don't leave us this way...

    4:36 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    First SAMMY now YOU.........

    4:50 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are staying in DC to take Justice Scalia's place on the Supreme Court?

    4:53 PM  
    Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

    There was a report by I can't remember who that stated you were looking for larger offices in DC.....is that where
    this is going?

    5:09 PM  
    Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

    That would certainly turn the spin machine into a colossal nosedive! I do like it!

    5:10 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    "I call it a 'Temporary Assignment.'" Are you giving us a hint here on the blog that you may be leaving Chicago?? Hmmm?? And who is going to help the Chicago Bulls to get another NBA ring?

    5:51 PM  
    Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

    SPB...I know PJF works miracles, but the Bulls with another ring? I don't
    think even HE can help!

    5:57 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    If Fitzgerald get bring down Gotti, Ryan, Conrad Black, and even the little soldier, he can do anything when he puts his mind into it! So, I have faith. Remember, no one believed in the Chicago Bulls when a young man named Michael Jordan was a guard for a losing team back then. But, he proved the media and naysayers wrong 5 NBA rings later.

    Way to go Dixie Chicks!

    Dixie Chicks' 'Taking The Long Way' Debuts At #1

    "They've become the first female group to have three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
    Wednesday, May 31, 2006." Now, here is an example of a group that silenced the naysayers in their comeback!

    6:04 PM  
    Anonymous t said...

    SPB and all,

    I am getting a Chicks CD. All the military families I know have already bought one-Military families say "Support the Troops and the Chicks!"

    Toby Keith boot up the butt now has foot in the mouth. What a jerk, I am so sick of that arrogant swagger that some men "adapt"-THAT is one of this countries biggest problems. No offense, guys.

    My money is on Fitz being in DC for a long, long time. It is beautiful city, another reason the devils should be ran out. Any word on what , when that may be, anyone?

    6:22 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Plame's outing as a CIA officer was what led to Fitzgerald's investigation. He set out to discover whether administration officials knowingly revealed Plame's connection to the CIA.

    It is unclear whether that would actually have been a crime, and in fact, no one has been accused by the special prosecutor of doing that.

    Libby was indicted on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing justice. In other words, Libby is charged with covering up something that may or may not be a crime.

    6:28 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Toby Keith ROCKS!!!!

    6:30 PM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

    Jackie--I have been trying to figure out how to word this properly for days. Now that I returned from D.C., I completely understand why the nice prosecutor is so concerned about his tie, suit, etc.

    In D.C., the men are very, very sharply dressed. The men I encountered in D.C. were also very polite to me. I noticed this right away. In Chicago, well, at least 99.9% of the ones I saw so far have not a clue how to dress and almost none of them are nice or polite. Chicago is such a sad, sad city. If Fitz leaves well, then there is no hope for the men of Chicago. They will have no role model for how to say "no" to graft, they will have no fashion leader, and they will have no person to show them what 'polite' means.

    For any man from Chicago reading this who happens to know how to dress sharply and how to be polite--do not be offended. I just have not seen or met you, and congratulate yourself because you are the exception!!!! (The women of Chicago must have hunted you to near extinction, too, so be careful!)

    6:52 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A double-amputee veteran of the Iraq war is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, claiming Moore used an old interview with the G.I. to make him appear anti-war in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."

    Sgt. Peter Damon, 33, who strongly supports America's invasion of Iraq, said he never agreed to be in the 2004 movie. Damon lost his arms when a Black Hawk helicopter exploded in front of him.

    In the 2003 interview, which he did at Walter Reed Army Hospital for NBC News, he discussed only a new painkiller the military was using on wounded veterans, the New York Post reports.

    "They took the clip because it was a gut-wrenching scene," Damon said. "They sandwiched it in. [Moore] was using me as ammunition."

    According to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk County, Mass., Damon seems to "voice a complaint about the war effort" in the movie.

    But he told the Post: "I was complaining about the pain I would've been having [if it weren't for the painkiller].”

    Newsman Brian Williams ends the NBC clip by adding, "These men with catastrophic wounds are . . . completely behind the war effort," according to the lawsuit. That part wasn't shown in the Moore movie.

    Damon’s lawyer Dennis Lynch said he delayed filing the lawsuit in a bid to settle the matter with Moore.

    6:56 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chicago could soon become the world's largest Internet cafe now that the city hall has put out a request for bids to build a city-wide wireless Internet system.

    The goal is to provide inexpensive -- or even free -- Internet access to all residents in order to help Chicago bridge the digital divide, Mayor Richard Daley said in a statement Tuesday.

    6:58 PM  
    Blogger Kit Neill said...

    My earliest memory in life is in Chicago. My grandparents lived on Chalmers Place. I would balance along the high curb as my Dad took me to the deli to buy milk.

    And the Cubs, oh yes.

    And the food. It has it all. Almost all the best commedians got their start at Second City.

    You can leave Chicago but it never leaves you.

    8:14 PM  
    Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

    There was more speculation from ABC on the CIA case. But I chuckled at the last few paragraphs:

    "Past forecasts of a timetable for Fitzgerald's decision have proved wrong. What is the new forecast? We asked a lawyer who was at one time involved in the case and who does not want to make predictions with his name attached.

    "Soon," he said, "Fitzgerald can't delay this much longer."

    What does soon mean, we asked.

    "Oh," he said, "one hot day when you least expect it.""
    (just loved that line...)

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/
    story?id=2025037&page=1
    ***********************************
    Fitzie,

    If you need more time in DC -- go for it! It is a very important mission and we all know that DC needs the cleaning up. Just thinking of it puts a smile on my face.

    Go Team Fitzie!

    8:50 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have a feeling that this is the quiet before the storm. That something BIG is about to happen. Until then I don't think PJF will have much time for his blog.
    D

    8:51 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    And I hope that storm comes REAL SOON because that wave needs to clean the public sink pronto!

    9:15 PM  
    Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

    "Can I tell you to a certainty that it made the difference in the election? I can't. There's no way for me to do that. If I could have done that, then obviously I would have found some legal recourse."
    John Kerry speaks on Ohio Election

    Total Garbage John Kerry, you knew FAR IN ADVANCE of the election fraud according to all our official evidence.

    "Another email was relating to Michael Wynne dated October 30, 2003. The email mentioned the distribution of hardware in predominately African American precincts throughout the state of North Carolina.
    The email stated that further instructions would be mailed from the California project out of Santa Cruz."

    Your entire campaign was scripted by the AIPAC, and somehow you purposefully didn't know the North Carolina Primary election was rigged?

    That is a total washout. We all know the N.C. election was rigged.

    Karl Rove needs to be in prison shortly and people need to be held to account.

    John Kerry you passively ignore the fact that AIPAC has been involved in this election fraud everywhere, as though it was a good thing, a good thing that cost over 20 people their seats.

    But you couldn't mention the fact Al Gore was cheated by a treasonous neocon cabal, since no one can ever speak wrongly of Israel.

    This entire thing has been a sham. A sham of elections from beginning to end, a total mockery of the voting system!

    9:38 PM  
    Blogger Jackie said...

    Hi guys
    Night Owl I loved Chicago. Peaches and I visited her little friend ( she wasn't allowed to have a boyfriend she was to young). As we were driving from the airport I saw a big picture of Dennis Rodman and his hair was changing colors. I know what the loop is now. I visited the Sears tower, ate at Hustons Rest. went shopping at Nike's and the store that has the piano man playing in the middle of the store. I visited the pier and the park, Peaches took me to a museum. I saw a lake inside the city with lights at night it was so beautiful and then I went to a section of Chicago that has the highest crime in the country. I went to a high school basketball game and then to see the Chicago bulls play. I ate at Michael Jordan's rest. The people were wonderfull oh I forgot I went to the cheesecake factory too. I went to the news paper of Rober Ebert and then a clue to listen to jazz ( Peaches idea). I always have fond memories of my trip to Chicago. Now as for the clothes well I really didn't notice. Little Fitz is ok in Chicago. Oh I forgot I saw that mob dude display I can't remember his name but he was famous. Back to Fitz, Night Owl clothes don't make a man. Fitz just needed a little help to sharpen his appearence. Some of the best dress men are in jail now so what's that say for clothes. I still keep in touch with the Clemmons family ( the little friends parents). Peaches will most likely visit Chicago again she keeps friends for life. So Night Owl my experience in Chicago was different then yours and little Fitz lives in a city that opened it's heart to this (me) stranger.

    9:42 PM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    Tim Russert was on the local news in Chicago this morning hawking his book. The news guy asked him about the Valerie Plame thing, he got a little evasive, and said something about how the court documents listed nine different people who knew about her. He said something about how he wished he knew who she was earlier, "becase I would have reported on it."

    That is as accurate as I can get it. I was eating breakfast, not taking notes. ;-)

    9:54 PM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    Jackie--you are absolutely correct. I wonder how many of those nicely dressed men I saw in D.C. were hiding corruption. ;-)

    I think there is an expression, "If you cannot be good, look good." Those men in D.C. looked good, but maybe some of them were really naughty underneath.

    I am glad you and Peaches had a nice trip to Chicago. :-)

    10:07 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    Did the GJ meet today on the leak case? I haven't heard anything about it.

    Fitz must be very busy, we haven't seen him for awhile. Hmmmm...

    10:18 PM  
    Blogger teak said...

    SQ --I cannot get that swarm deal to work, (yes, I am a computer dummy).

    I downloaded it, is there something special that you are suppose to see? What did I do wrong? TIA.

    10:34 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    Teak:
    If you go to www.swarmthe.com
    and then to the right hand side you will see "Go Use Swarm" and click on that. Users all over the world are adding sites that they are looking at by joining this program, thus, it is always changing and new sites are constantly being added. It's interesting to see what people are looking at and plus you learn about new sites. If you want to, you can join too, so that the sites you visit can be added. Please read all the info before doing that because it explains that certain sites will NOT be added, such as banking, etc.

    10:47 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    And, of course, you can click on any of the sites that shows and go to that site. :)

    10:50 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    By the way, when you open it, you are looking at what other people are looking at RIGHT NOW, and so it is always changing.

    10:51 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Folks,

    From Thinkprogress:

    "The Department of Homeland Security is slashing anti-terror funds for New York City and Washington, DC — the two places hit by terrorists on 9/11. They “will receive 40 percent less in urban grant money compared to last year, with Washington dropping from $77 million to $46 million and New York falling from $207 million to $124 million."”

    And these were the two cities that were attacked??? Duh!

    "Could The New York Times have prevented 9/11? Judith Miller left executive editor Bill Keller in the dark about her big, unpublished scoop"

    Somebody forgot to tell Judy!

    10:54 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    SPB:
    Phoenix may get cut too! We are the 4th largest city in the nation.

    Phoenix may not get terror funds this time

    Associated Press
    May. 30, 2006 02:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - In the annual competition for counterterror funding, the Homeland Security Department wants the 46 cities receiving money this year to consider the other side of the coin: The aid means the government thinks they are terror targets.

    Major urban areas will find out Wednesday how much they will share of a $740 million anti-terror grant. Three of them - Memphis, Tenn., and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - qualified for the list of eligible cities this year after being passed over in 2005.

    Eleven others, including Phoenix, may be booted in 2007 based on a new Homeland Security formula the department says is based on intelligence and law enforcement data about terror threats and the possible consequences in each city.

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/
    articles/0530az-cities-terrorism30-ON.html

    11:05 PM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    SPB--Now, what did all that Homeland Security grant money that got cut pay for in the past? IF it was to buy equipment such a giant fleet of new metal detectors, then I would hope that those folks bought a lot of one-time purchases that do not need to be 're-bought' during the next fiscal year. IF the grants were for new equipment, then cuts would be understandable. IF the grants went for non-equipment purchases, then the cuts become more meaningful.

    I am thinking of metal detectors because every government building, museum, etc. that I walked through in D.C. has them and there is a lot of variation in each of those. I had a safety pin in my clothes and some of the detectors found it while others did not, but I am not about to disclose which building had the more sensitive detectors. ;-)

    11:14 PM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    Bingo! S-Q's link to the article mentioned grant money paying for new equipment and training.

    11:19 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    S-Q,

    Well, there goes to DHS money. SAnd it makes wonder why in the hell are we paying so much money on airfare that includes 9/11 extra fee when the DHS is cutting funds in your area as well as NY and Washington. I did hear from collegues in Califonria that the mayor in Los Angeles has developed it own DHS!!! I think the Gerbil has been yearning for the bottle pn that. And I know where that money is being funneled: to the Getbil's brother. I need to figure what pet project that Jeb has that makes him need money!

    11:22 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Night Owl,

    New equipment and training??? Well, the DHS are certainly backwards because they reported on the news on maany occasions that they were getting new equipment. And when they did, it didn't work. People brought knives, guns, etc. amd still passed though the metal detector! I remembered reading a guy in his 20's who wanted to prove a point that the metal detectors and the searching didn't work at the airport. The guy put knives in his luggage. He left knives in the luggage compartment and the bathroom. And he flew many times. And finally he got caught but he told the media what he did. He told the media exactly where the items were on each plane. The media with DHS checked each plane that the guy had given and found the knives at each place in which he described! The young guy was a college guy. DHS certainly looked like idiots.. The response of DHS was they need more training.. So, Night Owl, the article in which S-Q passed along the grant money being used for new equipment and training??? Please... Talk to the hand!

    11:31 PM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    SPB:
    I have one answer for that...
    Jeb is a Bush! There must be more than one reason for him wanting that money!

    Well, I feel like I have been blah...blah...blah...

    Goodnight All!

    11:32 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    From The Left Coaster:


    Bush Cuts New York And New Orleans To Steer Money To Jeb

    by Steve Soto
    “It’s absolutely indefensible, it’s disgraceful. As far as I’m concerned the Department of Homeland Security and the administration have declared war on New York. It’s a knife in the back to New York and I’m going to do everything I can to make them very sorry they made this decision.”
    -- House GOP Rep. Peter King

    "The Department of Homeland Security lit up House Homeland Security Committee chairman Peter King when a new formula for grants was released today. The new formula resulted in millions of dollars in cuts to New York and Washington, as well as New Orleans. King, who fought the administration on the Dubai Ports World deal, and now sees the White House reduce his ability to deliver the bacon to his state, went off.
    While the Bush Administration cut New Orleans’ funding by half, Brother Jeb nearly doubled his take. New York State was cut by $86.5 million alone."

    11:33 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Final posting:

    I sent an article from LeftCoaster about the Gerbil steering some of the NY and New Orleans to his brother.. I starting digging for more information. Could the Gerbil steered that moneey to Jeb because of the Enron investors and retirees that lost over 335 million dollars from the Florida State pension fund from the Enron scandal??? Hmmm? Makes you wonder:

    Florida's state pension fund lost $335 million from its Enron holdings


    January 27, 2002
    The Enron Scandal Grazes Another Bush in Florida
    By LESLIE WAYNE

    "The Enron (news/quote) scandal, which has become the consuming interest in Washington and around the country, is starting to have a particular resonance in Florida, where it is touching another Bush: Governor Jeb Bush."

    "Florida's state pension fund lost $335 million from its Enron holdings. Enron has spread lavish campaign donations on local politicians, including Mr. Bush. Earlier this month, Mr. Bush startled some by holding a fundraiser at the Houston home of a former Enron executive. Florida is also home to thousands of Enron investors and retired employees, who have seen their Enron shares become worthless."

    http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=007qFJ

    Good night! Signing off!

    11:58 PM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    SPB--See, now you are getting to the dark underbelly of the Homeland Security cuts!! Raw $$ figures did not do it for me, but the last posts did.

    There is another issue here, too. It is not enough to just say no thank you to graft. When government folks buy things, they should treat that money like it was their own. If some manufacturer delivered faulty equipment, then it needs to go back for replacement or refund!! If I bought a new stove for my house and it did not work, why would I keep it? Folks should have the SAME attitude with the taxpayer's money.

    Ummm, there is actually a HUGE gaping hole in airports in security in regards to metal detectors but I am not going to post it here. Basically, if someone tries hard enough, just about anything can be put on a plane, completely avoiding the metal detectors.

    12:00 AM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Yup, Night Owl!

    Point well taken! see you tomorrow!

    12:06 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

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    12:16 AM  
    Anonymous waterflake said...

    Louisiana House OK's Ban on Most Abortions

    vs.

    U.S. Troops Kill Pregnant Woman in Iraq



    .............................
    Louisiana House OK's Ban on Most Abortions

    BATON ROUGE, LA. — The Louisiana House approved a ban on most abortions...

    The measure would allow abortion in cases when the woman's life is in danger or childbirth would permanently harm her health.

    ............................

    Troops Kill Pregnant Woman in Iraq

    U.S. forces killed two Iraqi women — one of them about to give birth — when the troops shot at a car that failed to stop at an observation post in a city north of Baghdad,

    Nabiha Nisaif Jassim, 35, was being raced to the maternity hospital in Samarra by her brother when the shooting occurred Tuesday.

    HYPOCRISY

    2:59 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May 31, 11:05 PM (ET)

    By JOHN SOLOMON

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Reversing course, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's office acknowledged Wednesday night he misstated the ethics rules governing his acceptance of free boxing tickets and has decided to avoid taking such gifts in the future.

    "In light of questions that have been raised about the practice, Senator Reid will not accept these kinds of credentials in the future in order to avoid even the faintest appearance of impropriety," spokesman Jim Manley said.

    The announcement came after The Associated Press confronted Reid's office early Wednesday with conclusions from several ethics experts that the Senate leader misstated congressional ethics rules in trying to defend his actions.

    The AP reported Monday that Reid accepted the free seats from the Nevada commission as it was trying to influence his support for legislation to create a federal boxing commission. The state agency feared the legislation would usurp its authority to regulate fights and wanted to convince Reid there was no need for a federal body.

    5:47 AM  
    Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

    Enough of the treason!

    This is no conspiracy theory.

    Israelis shoot as three British agents are found dead

    I witnessed further information on this. Fitzgerald himself will confirm this happened!!!!

    I wonder why the media stays so silent and doesn't even investigate?

    No investigation opened up of Rayburn shootout ??

    One would begin to think they are covering something up and my family is correct.....

    5:51 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How can the party of Ted Kennedy & Bill Clinton profess to offer honesty and integrity to govenment? That would be like Al Capone being selected to reform the IRS.

    5:55 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A man wearing a purple women's bathing suit and carrying a flare gun was arrested after he told a bartender he was going to "get rid of all the dirt bags in Key West," authorities said.

    "Maybe this explains why Fitzgerald hasn't been seen or heard from lately. Has Patrick moved to Key West, FL?")

    6:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP)
    Local police have now identified the man as being Watergate conspirator and radio talk host G. Gordon Liddy. In a press this morning the Key West chief of police stated "we're seeing more and more of these whacked out right wing nut cases come down here and go over the edge as the news on the Bush Administration worsens day by day".

    Earlier reports that man in question was Karl C. Rove have been discounted.

    6:10 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Reports of Fitzgerald moving to Key West are indeed untrue. He was recently spotted at the DC airport mumbling something about, "Leopold you ass, I'm nowhere near any indictments against Rove, no target letters, no press conferences. Where the hell are you getting your information anyway?" He was waiting in line to get a slurpy and his fly was open but no one would tell him.

    6:18 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think you are confused about the prosecutors identities. That was Biloxi after an all night showing of Brokeback.

    6:41 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is the first and last time I've ever posted here, and I'm doing it as Anonymous because I wouldn't lend my name to it. This is beyond as ridiculous a site as there ever could be. I can't believe it would be generated by someone who works for our government. You should have been fired.

    8:02 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's a fake blog so chill.

    8:36 AM  
    Blogger jan said...

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    8:53 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Those spots on Mr. Fitzgerald's pants were from a leaky vanilla slurpy.

    8:59 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    New thread please, and "Please don't feed the trolls"

    Their favorite foods are rhetoric, circular logic and haughty, meaningless blather.

    And they never say "no" to graft!

    9:13 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did you mean "Kraft" like in salad dressing or mayonnaise? That may have been mayonnaise spots and not from the slurpy.

    9:22 AM  
    Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

    There is a lot of window-dressing going on with our DHS. First, we have Chertoff still heading the department. And after Katrina, I think we all know how "competent" he is. Second, there are so many huge gaps in our ports and in the airline security too. I think the majority of the public is seeing this now. It is sad that we waste our money this way.

    ***********************************

    On another note: Im leaving tomorrow for a week in Atlanta. I'm taking my laptop; so I hope to check in here ocassionally. Have a great week Justice bloggers! And a Happy 6/6/6 to all of my pals. Go Team Fitzie!

    ***********************************

    And new thread, please -- this one is too rolly-poly trolly for me.

    9:43 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's better that the trolls are here trying to wreak havoc on this blog than spreading their lies and filth on one of their own. Less simple, impressionable, wingnut brains affected.

    We are intelligent enough to ignore their hate-filled comments.

    I refuse to allow negative people to steal time from me by engaging in their weak hate-play.

    9:47 AM  
    Blogger cuff said...

    I'm coming home, I'm coming home, via chicago...

    10:15 AM  
    Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

    Anon at 10:47

    Amen!

    10:18 AM  
    Blogger teak said...

    Maybe the question should be asked to anon.@ 9:02am from a regular old "jo"--With all the scandals, corruption, cover-ups, lies, graft, and so on..in our gov't (the MSM fooled me too) who should we trust? Who are the good guys and the bad guys now?

    We are suppose to trust the President and Veep? Rumsfeld or Rove? Are we all suppose to play dumb about the dirty little secrets going on in this country that no one likes to mention because of fear? Do you really think Americans are not getting wise to these actions or frankly pissed because our common sense is insulted daily now?

    Sorry if your sensibilities are insulted by visiting here but if we asked the questions that we really wanted to ask or said what was REALLY on our minds....maybe you might be shocked how fed up Americans truly are by every branch and area of government. Now, you tell us who are the good guys or bad guys in our gov't these days or heck, the last 30 or 40 years?

    It appears our children's 6th grade government books are rather dated or a lie. How shameful and disrespectful to our kids. Most of the little "secrets" have nothing to do with national security, does it? It is all about power and greed, plain and simple by the narcissists who could give a crap about our children's future.

    Maybe you should be fired, what are you doing to stop the erosion of America?

    10:48 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I couldn't agree more.
    A new thread please.

    10:57 AM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

    Happy Thursday!

    And yes, new posting, please!!!

    11:05 AM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Folks,

    The news is getting more nasty regarding the Gerbil and company:

    1. Developing story on Raw Story:

    "Exclusive excerpt: In new book, Helen Thomas will call Bush
    press secretaries 'robots' 'spouting nonsense,' 'Bush press
    secretaries were predictable and Orwellian...' Developing..."

    More like 1984!

    2. NY is really pissed off at DHS!

    Michael Chertoff must be fired

    "Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told New York to drop dead yesterday as he slashed the city's federal anti-terror funding in a traitorous action that endangers the lives of 8 million people and demands his immediate firing."

    http://www.rawstory.com/showoutarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nydailynews.com%2Fnews%2Fideas_opinions%2Fstory%2F422450p-356589c.html

    3.People are demanding searches on Congress:

    Poll: Americans Support Searches
    Public Sides With FBI in Congress Search Issue

    "June 1, 2006 -- - In the rift between Congress and the Justice Department, Americans side overwhelmingly with law enforcement: Regardless of precedent and the separation of powers, 86 percent say the FBI should be allowed to search a Congress member's office if it has a warrant.
    That view is broadly bipartisan, this ABC News poll finds, ranging from 78 percent among Democrats to 94 percent of Republicans."

    http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fprint%3Fid%3D2025343

    11:11 AM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    President George W. Bush has been named the worst president in the last 61 years by American voters --with nearly twice the negative rating of Richard Nixon -- in a new poll by Quinnipiac University...

    http://www.rawstory.com/news/
    2006/George_W._Bush_named_worst
    _president_0601.html

    11:22 AM  
    Anonymous cjt said...

    Washington, DC – Today,

    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan took the rare step of ordering discovery in the case of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the government’s last minute change of position in its tobacco lawsuit.

    Last June, CREW submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to DOJ asking for records relating to the proposed penalty in United States v. Philip Morris, Inc. As a penalty for the tobacco industry’s violations of racketeering laws, DOJ had initially sought $130 billion, at a rate of $5.2 billion per year over 24 years, to fund a smoking cessation program.

    Suddenly and without explanation, in June 2005 DOJ drastically dropped the amount to only $10 billion, at a rate of $2 billion per year for five years.

    To learn why DOJ changed its position and to discover if there was any wrongdoing involved, CREW filed several FOIA requests with DOJ. Among the information requested, CREW asked for all contacts between Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum and his former law firm Alston & Byrd, a firm that represented tobacco companies. This past spring, President George Bush nominated McCallum to be the United States' ambassador to Australia. McCallum and President Bush were classmates at Yale University.

    http://citizensforethics.org
    /press/newsrelease.php?view=133

    11:24 AM  
    Blogger Night Owl said...

    Here we go again . . . I have a feeling things are going to get ugly again.

    Here kiddies, have some fun with the fake US marshall story:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13078975/

    These ladies could use a more professional-looking Web site, and then someone should hire them as a PI: ;-)


    http://www.off2hunt.com/

    11:28 AM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Hey, Night Owl!

    Don't give my lady friend any ideas about tracking me down! Now, she is a pistol and sharp as a tack if she smells anything that I do wrong! Sheesh...

    And the fake marshall story.. Well, anything goes today. If we had a fake reporter, Jeff Gannon, in the Gerbil House, anything goes...

    11:40 AM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Two piece of news:

    First posting from WSJ: Another law firm connected with Enron:

    Vinson & Elkins had doubts about Enron’s business practices before the company collapsed, reports BusinessWeek today. Here’s how Michael Orey sets up the story:
    Amid all the carnage that has surrounded Enron’s collapse, one player in the drama has remained remarkably unscathed: Vinson & Elkins, the giant Houston law firm that played a central role advising the company throughout its spectacular rise and fall. Accounting firm Arthur Andersen is dead, JPMorgan Chase has spent $2.2 billion settling a shareholder fraud lawsuit filed in a Houston federal court, a handful of other banks and outside Enron directors have coughed up nearly $5 billion more, and yet V&E has not even had a slap on the wrist. Not a single lawyer at the firm has faced professional misconduct charges by the Texas bar, the firm has yet to pay a penny in damages, and Joseph Dilg, the partner who oversaw the Enron account, is now V&E’s managing partner. In 2005, it became the first Texas law firm in which average partner compensation broke $1 million.

    "But the firm isn’t completely out of the woods, says Business Week. Enron’s bankruptcy trustee is reportedly negotiating to settle claims with V&E for $30 million. The SEC continues to investigate the advice that V&E and other outside law firms gave the company. And in the Enron shareholder class action, plaintiffs’ lawyers are preparing to unleash a new volley of evidence on June 13 to support allegations that V&E should be liable for some of the $40 billion in investor losses resulting from the energy giant’s collapse."

    "The firm maintains it did nothing wrong and insists its attorneys played no role in Enron’s fraud. But documents and transcripts reviewed by BusinessWeek are damning. For instance, at the year-end 1997, Dilg sent an e-mail to buck up his beleaguered troops. It contained a poem, which read in part: “no sooner than you could say ‘mark to market’/Our client’s year end financials began to sparkle.” That passage referred to Enron’s use of aggressive mark-to-market accounting. In a 1999 voicemail, a V&E partner said of the infamous Fastow-controlled LJM partnerships, “Frankly, I don’t approve.”

    11:41 AM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Second posting (my favorite) from WSJ. You know that old saying: be careful what you say or wish for:

    Mark Corallo Likes to Criticize His Former Employer
    Posted by Peter Lattman


    "Subpoenas issued last month to reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle were criticized by the former top spokesman for Attorney General John Ashcroft as a “reckless abuse of power,” reports Adam Liptak in the New York Times.
    Mark Corallo criticized Ashcroft’s successor, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. “This is the most reckless abuse of power I have seen in years,” Corallo told the Times yesterday. “They really should be ashamed of themselves.”
    The subpoenas were issued to the Chronicle as part of the government’s investigation into steroid use in baseball. “You just don’t ride roughshod over the rights of reporters to gather information from confidential sources,” Corallo said. Gonzales has defended his decision to issue the subpoenas."

    "Mark Feldstein, a journalism professor at George Washington University, sees Corallo’s criticism as clear evidence “that the Gonzales Justice Department has moved so far away from the mainstream of established legal opinion and case law when it comes to press freedom that even judicial conservatives are disturbed by it.”

    "Corallo said that as Ashcroft’s top spokesperson, he had the authority to deny Justice Department subpoenas to the press for confidential sources, and that in his three years at the DOJ he approved a single subpoena to the press but turned down many more."

    "This is the second time in the past month that Corallo, who nows runs Corallo Media Strategies (and has a oddly large headshot on his Web site’s homepage), has found himself in the papers for being at odds with his former employer. Last month, the WSJ reported that Milberg Weiss had hired Corallo to help persuade the Justice Department to not indict the law firm."

    This is Corallo's website of his business:

    http://www.corallomedia.com/pages/aboutmark.html

    11:44 AM  
    Blogger S-Q said...

    SPB and Night Owl:
    Maybe we have a fake President too. Maybe the whole White House is full of fakes? LOL!
    Reminds me of "The House of Wax"

    11:47 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    US Troops kill pregnant woman in Iraq - This war has to stop. The Americans have enough killings on their conscience. Humanity is reaching a new low every day and the President's approval rating is at an all-time low. He should have the sense to step down because this is unacceptable.
    D

    11:59 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If the president steps down, that will leave us with Cheney, who many of us think is actually running this country, anyway. Nothing will change.

    The entire administration needs to step down, I don't think that there is anyone in the chain of command that is capable of righting this ship.

    We need a special election.

    12:05 PM  
    Blogger Lady Gray said...

    Hello Everyone,
    Chitown, the head of the American Spider! Take the head away and the legs fall apart. Delay in Texas, Cunningham in CA, Abramoff in Fla, the top dogs and henchmen in DC...soon we'll have nothing but another busted up syndicate.

    Well Fitz, it's finally done, after two years of risks and a great deal of sacrifice. The corruption, abuse, brutality, murder, covert operations and kangaroo court...A Trial Among Us is finished and can be viewed at http://www.lulu.com/content/317801 or www.judgedmenalliance.com .

    Mr. Fitz, please don't allow them to keep sapping the spirit and will of our people and nation. We have become all that we resented and despised 230 years ago..help us to advance once again.

    Lady Gray

    12:11 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    "SPB and Night Owl:
    Maybe we have a fake President too. Maybe the whole White House is full of fakes? LOL!"

    Well, whoever the hell that Gerbil that has been thunbsucking at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for 5 years. we need to locate the real POTUS. Maybe the real Prez is part of the "Others" on the TV. show "Lost."

    12:13 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Here is a followup to the developing story on Raw Story about Helen Thomas's new book.

    Here is an excerpt:

    "In a RAW STORY exclusive excerpt from her new book, White House columnist Helen Thomas calls Bush press secretaries 'robots' 'spouting nonsense' and dubs Bush's press team 'Orwellian.' Thomas has covered the White House since 1960 and is now a columnist for Hearst. From pages 36-37 and 52-56 of Watchdogs of Democracy by Helen Thomas, which hits bookstores June 15."

    "My criticism of the press secretaries in the Bush-2 administration is that they are robots parroting the party line, on message word for word. They are afraid to deviate even when they are spouting nonsense. They stay on one page, no matter what the question."

    "Such a man was Ari Fleischer, first press secretary to President Bush-2. His clone, Scott McClellan, was even more programmed, his answers even more automated. Fleischer started his job by saying he was an "advocate," but that in itself raised the question whether he could be fair and let the facts prevail. The question was answered in hundreds of his morning "gaggles" and afternoon televised briefings. Truth took a holiday."

    "The Bush-2 spokesmen were predictable and Orwellian. They lived in fear that there would be a news leak, which made Bush apoplectic, not the first president with such a reaction. Fleischer and McClellan marched in lockstep in the most secretive administration in modern history."

    http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/In_new_book_White_House_reporter_0601.html

    12:26 PM  
    Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

    Lady Gray...welcome back. I will read this book as soon as I can. Thank you
    for what you do as well.

    12:36 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is at all possible to come up with a name other than "gerbil"?

    Damn it is getting tiring.

    12:40 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Sorry, Anon!

    But, if the shoe fits, wear it! The Gerbil still stands at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.: THE GERBIL!

    12:57 PM  
    Blogger bluewild said...

    Back to original post by PJF...(yes I know I'm late again - I just have been very busy and these blogs tend to make the minutes vanish).

    Chicago is my hometown and I hate to see him leave . I've visited there twice in the past month for family things and I was keeping an eye open to hopefully see the awesome Sir Patrick - but no sightings.

    However, I understand that in DC he will have a lifetime position of corruption cleaning and so he should go where he is needed most. Good Luck, Slainte es saol, Buena Suerte Bonne Chance - and rememember to never shake hands with the devil -they abound in DC and they are very well-dressed.

    1:05 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yep, Chicago the perpetual stomping ground of the mafia. Elliot Ness died too soon.
    Captain Anon

    2:02 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    SPB, the WEASEL!!!

    4:00 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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    4:08 PM  
    Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

    Al aka Anon,

    You are sounding really pathetic on this blog. Please comment intelligent. Such as a sad case. You are beginning to sound like this person:

    "AUDIENCE MEMBER: I would like to ask one question about the Alaskan pipeline. My understanding is that most of that supply does not come to the United States, and I would like to know why that goes to other countries rather than to where it's needed here, so that we can --
    DUBYA: You mean the crude oil coming down the pipeline?
    AUDIENCE MEMBER: Yes, sir.
    DUBYA: I don't know where it goes, to be honest with you. Sorry. I can find out."

    4:09 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Birds of a feather SPB....

    The apple doesn't fall from from the partyline....

    :)

    7:12 PM  
    Anonymous crispycremes said...

    s-q....11:47 pm....

    "swarm" just addtional info...

    "... because it does what it should do, but doesn't actually tell you what that is: you have to go to http://www.swarmthe.com to find out!

    What it does is send which website you're on to Swarm. To actually view swarm, you go to http://www.swarmthe.com and don't need the extension to do this. The extension is what makes Swarm work, however."

    Hope no one minds the addtional info to "swarm"....now back on topic...

    My head is sometimes reeling with the corruption. I have faith. I use hope, when I find myself in despair.
    Someone cynical could say: Now, you can start anywhere, because doing something anywhere will be an improvement too.

    9:49 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    WHY WAS I TOLD LUDLOW IN THOUGHT YESTERDAY?
    I thought at first it was the movie that was set in Ludlow in England. Then I read now in the web that there is Ludlow in Yonkers NY?





    --Aileen Aranzamendez-Large 1:01pm 10/10/2016

    12:02 PM  

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