May 27, 2006

Open Thread...

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19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz!!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Bubby said...

Wishing PJF and team and all the wonderful people who visit this site a safe and happy holiday weekend.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous t said...

OK, now if you have something to leave-an article, interesting commment, ect-by all means please do.

Otherwise, anon, you sound like a 6 year old-"How can this be?" "No it isn't Fitz' blog" "How's come this? How's come that?"

Oh come now, if you trust the msm more-how about you just stay there, K?

Colbert was a parody too, yet he still told it like it was...

Thanks!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T...it seems to be some kind of obsession now...the last post was at 3am and look how early he started this morning. Someones all twisted up about Libby and the rest of the crumbling Republican Matrix and has to take it out on this blog.

Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten-bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
Such a mean old man

His sister Pam works in a shop
She never stops, she's a go-getter
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he's ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
Such a dirty old man
Dirty old man

7:35 AM  
Blogger jan said...

ASSANON!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Main Entry: 1par•o•dy
Pronunciation: 'par-&-dE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -dies
Etymology: Latin parodia, from Greek parOidia, from para- + aidein to sing -- more at ODE
1 : a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule
2 : a feeble or ridiculous imitation
synonym see CARICATURE

8:48 AM  
Blogger The Subway Serenade said...

A song for this special weekend...

Red Line Blues

Have a wonderful holiday.

D

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Rami said...

Assanon, I'm truly sorry that you're feeling that way. I sincerely hope that you'll find the light in your heart.

In the end it doesn't even matter what you write here. The truth is coming out so strongly and brightly, that we know in our hearts it is true.

"TRUTH is Knowledge and with Knowledge you have Power; Power to change your world and your circumstances."

I wish a great weekend for ALL.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Selamat JA said...

Best wishes to all for a happy long weekend. Found this explanation about the Cheney witness project.
Sja

From Capitol Hill Blue

Bush Leagues
Cheney can't avoid court appearance
By TONI LOCY
May 25, 2006 , 22:31

If a prosecutor calls him as a witness, Vice President Dick Cheney probably can't avoid testifying in his former chief of staff's perjury trial, legal experts said Thursday.

"There may be significant issues of executive privilege and significant issues of classified information. But there are obviously significant factual issues that bear on the charges the prosecutor has brought" in the CIA leak investigation, said former federal prosecutor E. Lawrence Barcella Jr.

"So there is a far better than average chance that you are going to see the vice president sitting in the witness chair" if he is summoned, Barcella said.

In a court filing late Wednesday, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald suggested Cheney would be a logical prosecution witness because he could authenticate notes he jotted on a copy of a New York Times opinion column by a critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq .

Fitzgerald said Cheney's state of mind at the time he jotted those notes is "directly relevant" to the perjury and obstruction of justice charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the vice president's former top aide.

Libby faces trial in January on charges that he lied to FBI agents and a federal grand jury about how he learned CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity and what he later told reporters.

But former federal prosecutor Ty Cobb said Fitzgerald's revelation about using Cheney as a witness seems like an act of desperation. "You don't play that card unless you think you are in danger of being shut down," Cobb said.

Cobb said he doubts Libby's case will go to trial because of the enormous amount of classified evidence involved. A key element of Libby's defense is that he was too preoccupied with heady, national security issues to leak Plame's CIA affiliation to reporters as a way to strike back at her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for his criticism of the administration's push to invade Iraq .

Fitzgerald's filing, Cobb said, was a signal to U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, who has expressed concern about the amount of classified information the prosecutor may try to keep Libby from using in his defense.

"Now Fitzgerald's pitch is, 'This goes all the way up in the White House. Judge, don't shut me down,'" Cobb said.

The prosecutor has already raised the possibility that Libby's lawyers are trying to commit "graymail," a term used to describe how former government officials force the government to dismiss their cases or see its biggest secrets revealed during their trials.

White House spokesman Tony Snow referred questions about Cheney's possible testimony to the Justice Department, which, in turn, referred reporters to Fitzgerald's office. Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the prosecutor, declined comment.

In the Times op-ed on July 6, 2003 , Wilson accused the Bush administration of twisting intelligence on Iraq to justify going to war.

In 2002, the CIA sent Wilson to Niger to determine whether Iraq tried to buy uranium yellowcake from Niger to build a nuclear weapon. Wilson discounted the reports. But a version of the allegation, attributed to British intelligence, wound up in President Bush's State of the Union address in 2003.

Cheney wrote on the article, "Have they done this sort of thing before? Send an ambassador to answer a question? Do we ordinarily send people out pro bono to work for us? Or did his wife send him on a junket?"

Libby told a grand jury that Cheney was so agitated about Wilson 's allegations that they discussed them daily after the article appeared.

Eight days after Wilson 's article, syndicated columnist Robert Novak identified Plame and suggested that she had played a role in the CIA's decision to send Wilson to Niger .

Fitzgerald wants to use Cheney's notes on the Wilson article to corroborate evidence that he says shows Libby knew about Plame's CIA status _ from Cheney and other government officials _ and lied when he told a grand jury that he learned about her from reporters.

Cheney would have a tough time arguing that his notes on Wilson 's article qualify as a national security secret, said attorney Stanley M. Brand, a former general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives.

"He's commenting on something he read in the press, and that is hardly a national security issue," Brand said.

9:12 AM  
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9:19 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

"Now Fitzgerald's pitch is, 'This goes all the way up in the White House. Judge, don't shut me down,'" Cobb said.

No doubt all the way up...

9:33 AM  
Blogger fran said...

merry early fitzmas fitz:
http://www.origami.as/home.html

9:35 AM  
Anonymous kiswrite said...

Happy Holiday Weekend!

I'm in sunny Florida, planning to get out by the pool:)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi guys hope everyone will enjoy this weekend. Monday is a day to remember, reflect and make a change. We have lost to many young people and we should stop anymore from dying. I just keep thinking that close to 3000 young lives lost yet the word mistake doesn't sit well with me.
Going to do some gardening now talk to you later.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Selamat JA said...

A plea for MSM coverage. And a call to attend the 9/11 truth conference in Chicago, June 2-4.
A great way to spend the weekend after this. Wish I could just beam myself there.
SJa

Kevin Barrett: Media hide truth: 9/11 was inside job
By Kevin Barrett
May 12, 2006

Last Saturday, former Bush administration official Morgan Reynolds drew an enthusiastic capacity crowd to the Wisconsin Historical Society auditorium. It is probably the first time in Historical Society history that a political talk has drawn a full house on a Saturday afternoon at the beginning of final exams.

Reynolds, the former director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and the ex-top economist for George W. Bush's Labor Department, charged the Bush administration with gross malfeasance, and proposed the prosecution of top administration officials.

Normally, if a prestigious UW alumnus and ex-Bush administration official were to come to the Wisconsin Historical Society to spill the beans about a Bush administration scandal, it would make the news. The local TV stations would cover it, and it would merit front page headlines in The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal.

Reynolds' indictment of the administration he worked for was a stunning, life-changing event for many of those who witnessed it. As the event's organizer, I have received dozens of e-mails about it from people who were deeply affected.

Despite the prestigious speaker and venue, and the gravity of the charges aired, for most Americans indeed most Madisonians the event never happened. Why? Because it was censored, subjected to a total media blackout. Not a word in the State Journal. Not a word in The Capital Times. Not a word on the local TV news. Not a word on local radio news. And, of course, not a word in the national media.

Why the blackout? Because Reynolds violated the ultimate U.S. media taboo. He charges the Bush administration with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for launching a preplanned "long war" in the Middle East, rolling back our civil liberties, and massively increasing military spending.

When a former Bush administration insider makes such charges, how can the media ignore them? Is Reynolds a lone crank? Hardly. A long list of prominent Americans have spoken out for 9/11 truth: Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Sen. Barbara Boxer, former head of the Star Wars program Col. Robert Bowman, ex-Reagan administration economics guru Paul Craig Roberts, progressive Jewish author-activist Rabbi Michael Lerner, former CIA official Ray McGovern, author-essayist Gore Vidal, and many other respected names from across the political spectrum have gone on the record for 9/11 truth.

Are the media ignoring all these people, and dozens more like them, because there is no evidence to support their charges? Hardly. Overwhelming evidence, from the obvious air defense stand-down, to the nonprotection of the president in Florida, to the blatant controlled demolition of World Trade Center building 7, proves that 9/11 was an inside job. As noted philosopher-theologian and 9/11 revisionist historian David Griffin writes: "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."

A growing list of scientists has lined up behind BYU physicist Steven Jones and MIT engineer Jeff King in support of Griffin's position, as evidenced by the growth of Scholars for 9/11 Truth (www.st911.org) and Scientific Professionals Investigating 9/11 (www.physics911.net).

As a Watergate-era graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism, I was taught that exposing government lies and corruption is the supreme duty of the Fourth Estate. I simply cannot fathom the current situation. I do not understand the 9/11 truth blackout. I wish someone would explain it to me.

It is time to break the 9/11 truth blackout. Please put pressure on your local media through letters to the editor, call-ins to talk radio, and phone calls to local and national journalists.

And come see Peter Phillips, director of the media watchdog group Project Censored, who will lead a strategy session on breaking the blackout at the upcoming international 9/11 truth conference in Chicago: 9/11: Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future, to be held June 2-4 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont. Go to http://911revealingthetruth.org for more information.

The event will feature presentations from dozens of 9/11 truth luminaries, from scientists like Steven Jones to intelligence agency whistle-blowers like David Shayler, and promises to be a historic, watershed event. Be there, or resign yourself to a future of endless war, lost liberty, and a craven media that cannot bring itself to breathe a single word of truth.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous t said...

8:35, That was such a cute poem;-)

Hope you all have a great holiday weekend, yours truly will be working hard to remind others (especially the PRESS)about what sacrifice and democracy really means. Working meeting tonight...

Since no one on this blog-except Dr.Evil-needs such a reminder -Enjoy your holiday!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Selamat JA , You really leave some goodies for us, thanks!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I guess I didn't missed much on the blog. Assanon is at it again.. And I saw his comment about the SEALED vs. SEALED nonintelligent comments. And all I can say is whatever... I am using a frined's laptop while I am enjoying my get together with my lady friend.. So, I will be off the computer in a little bit and will back later on in the evening...

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a REAL investigation into the bush/cheney usurpation/pnac/etc.s involvement in the planning, execution, and cover-up of the events of 9/11/01?
http://www.reopen911.org
see the million dollar contest!
Joseph David Chase II
jody117@hotmail.com

2:56 PM  

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