May 9, 2006

The Watergate Is A Blessing...

to some and a curse to others - she always gives up her secrets.
Happy Tuesday!
What's on your mind besides the blogger meltdown this morning and
Six congressmen 'at Hookergate parties'

36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We may need a blogger meltdown once in a while, time for contemplation, meditation - or real work. Thoughts are just as powerful as words.
Happy Tuesday!
D

10:48 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And what is on my mind spending the last hour and a half trying get on this $&&^&%$blog!!!! On top of that, I couldn't get into my email either!!! I think the internet system needed some mediation too with all of the garbage that is happening in Gerbilgate and Hookergate! Whew!! Just read the article early this morning. Interesting quote: "I've been told by several sources that one of the people in attendance at the parties—not a current or former member of Congress—has a long international track record of Bill Clinton–style sexual indiscretions." Clinton-style sexual indiscretions?? Like as though Clinton created that type of sex!!! More and more politicans are getting caught with their pants and much corrupted politicans in on the horizon...

10:54 AM  
Blogger Former Fed said...

Gosh, I never got invited - not even to "just have a drink". Guess they didn't want any honest government people at their shindigs.

Power is a visceral corrupting agent and is something to be treated with the utmost respect - a lesson that a lot of people never learn.

The government needs a complete housecleaning - and it should be done without regard to party, race, gender, or anything else. Get rid of the dirt and restore our government to honesty and concern for doing what is right for the entire country.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

In Gerbilgate:

The Gerbil is hiring another person not qualified.

From Thinkprogress:

Here are some excerpts:

Bush Nominee: ‘Insulated,’ ‘Very Stubborn,’ ‘Sanctimonious,’ and ‘Frustrating to Deal With’

"The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today to consider the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the current White House staff secretary."

"In 2003, the American Bar Association rated Kavanaugh “well-qualified” despite acknowledging “he had never tried a case to verdict or judgment” and “he had very little experience with criminal
The ABA contacted 91 individuals in the legal community, and here’s a sampling of what they said about Kavanaugh:
One judge who witnessed the nominee’s oral presentation in court commented that the nominee was “less than adequate” before the court, had been “sanctimonious,” and demonstrated “experience on the level of an associate.”
A lawyer who had observed him during a different court proceeding stated: “Mr. Kavanaugh did not handle the case well as an advocate and dissembled.” Other lawyers expressed similar concerns, repeating in substance that the nominee was young and inexperienced in the practice of law.
[T]he recent supplemental evaluation contained comments from several interviewees with more recent experience with the nominee, which caused them to characterize the nominee as “insulated.”

We are serious trouble with the Gerbil's picks...
“(He is) immovable and very stubborn and frustrating to deal with on some issues.”
Another heckuva qualified Bush nominee.

11:11 AM  
Blogger The Subway Serenade said...

Somehow I get the impression that these are so called "Values Voters" in Congress. I'll even bet that they have ties to fundamentalist Christian groups.

Folks should learn to practice safe sects.

Condomaniacs?

11:26 AM  
Anonymous t said...

SPB, I am thinking their is truth to the rumor that that wing of repugs must be perverts to qualify for an appointment by Dubya. They say they must be "blackmailable". Weirdos

11:27 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

It's scraping the bottom of the barrel.
The Gerbil only picks "yes" men - nasty men who can't keep their pants zipped but who have no hesitation to kiss his a** to get a job.
Why don't we have minimum qualifications for the office of President? Much less his flunkies.

Obviously the nastier you are, the more qualified you are.

Bush is pathetic - the good news is that his ego will absolutely HATE the way history judges him. And history will judge him - very very harshly.

I'm not a historian, but I'm wondering just when, if ever, our country has seen such total corruption in our high offices?

And what will happen? Will things be rectified?

Will our country survive this assault?

11:28 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

And they said that Cronyism was dead:

http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2006/05/08/story1.html

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

T. and Basheert,

I go agree that the pattern of the Gerbil' picks are "yes" people. He can't put nominate anyone who any sense especially smarter than the Gerbil. That would leave the Gerbil with a complex. Many of the people apponited or nominated by the Gerbil is in his backpocket and he is expecting something in return. That is the name of the game...

More on Hookergate:

"The executive -- James C. King, on contract to the NSA from MZM -- appears to have participated in two illegal campaign donation scams.
In addition to faking $8,000 in personal contributions to Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) on his company's behalf, government records indicate King faked several thousand dollars in donations to Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA), also.
How did Paul discern King's donations were part of the scam? King and his wife, Jeneane, each made two $2,000 contributions to Goode on March 24, 2003, according to FEC records compiled by opensecrets.org.
In Wade's plea agreement with federal prosecutors, he admits that on that same date, two "straw donors" gave to Goode $4,000 apiece, and one straw donor gave $2,000, at Wade's request.
A review of FEC records shows that no other donors connected to MZM gave to Goode in those quantities on that date.
King's checks were part of $78,000 Wade funneled to the Virginia lawmaker. At the time of the contributions, MZM was pursuing a DoD contract to run a facility that would be located in Goode's district. At a ceremony after MZM won the contract, Wade thanked Goode "particularly" for his help winning the business; Goode presented Wade with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Goode has denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with MZM."

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com

This scandal gets more and more amazing with back door deals...

11:36 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I think what the misadministration wants is a fight over the judicial nominees to light a fire under their base for November. Apparently, mediocraty or less, is acceptable just
to light the fires under the Christian Wrong to get them to the polls.

Now, let me just say this: If I were one of this so called base, I think I would be offended that they would throw just anyone's name out there for
judicial approval, even if it was another less than appropriate nominee, just to get me to vote. I think I'd be pssst that they would think I was so stupid that I would be motivated to support a policy that was just plain stupid. Keep it up folks; approval ratings are made to be ignored.

11:37 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

HERE is an interesting comment from a blogger on HuffPo:

news item from the Bradenton (FL) Herald website --

"President Bush arrived at about 10:15 a.m. today at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

"At MacDill the president met briefly with his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, and U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, a U.S. Senate candidate."

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

That interesting that the Gerbil meet with his brother and Katherine Harris. And it is interesting how Harris can tag along with the Gerbil brothers when her polls are plummeting yet Jeb badmouthed Harris about her chance of winning the campaign. She is probably trying to score brownie points with the Gerbil!

In Gerbilgate:

Porkrinds is in the news. I hope that GJ can frisbee out an indictment for Porkrind real soon. From Thinkprogress:

"Karl Rove turns to judiciary to 'rev up the conservative base.' In a meeting yesterday, he 'told conservative activists and Senate staff that the administration would soon send the names of more than 20 judicial nominees to Capitol Hill for confirmation.'"

From The Hill:

"Rove’s participation in the meeting could mean the White House intends to emphasize the judiciary to rev up the conservative base in the run-up to the midterm election. The judiciary, because of its power over social issues, is a leading concern of the base. Rove is likely to spend more time wooing the base since he was shifted from a policy-oriented to a purely political-strategy role last month."

http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/050906/news1.html

11:52 AM  
Anonymous nexus said...

People are wakening! So is the press.

http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_master/versie2/mediatheek/video-060505Rumsfeld/index.shtml

11:55 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

I do agree that people are pretty fed up - for our part, we ARE Republicans (mentally) and these morons certainly do not represent us.

We are also people who financially support candidates and we can absentee ballots every election.

I am a registered independent and can vote for either a Dem or Rep in a primary. I choose to vote Rep so I can vote AGAINST an incumbent and then support my Dem candidate in the general election. I will not vote 3rd party as it splits the votes and the Reps will win (if they haven't managed to create oceans of voting irregularities by tormenting the voting machines).

I believe (from conversations at both mine and my husbands workplace (Major utility / hospital) - that Bush has crashed and burned. It's just a matter of sweeping up.

I hope that's true, but I've seen so much that just makes me sick, I'm just holding my breath until after November.

Someone has to stop Rove!! He's the key.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On my mind:
Even with approval ratings at 31% and racked with scandal, Congress ignores the wishes of the American people and refuses to remove these men from Office. For this, I weep for us all.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Herewe go with the blame game. This is the one-armed bandit defense:


"Ney Blames Legal Troubles On Media, Liberal Groups, And Overzealous Justice Department"

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/09/ney-blame/

Yup, so the next time, folks, that you are late on a bill, you can tell the bill collector that Santa Claus didn't send your bill on time...

12:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon at 1:48 pm.

Of course, many people in Congress will take the Gerbil's side since many of them are in the beackpocket of the Gerbil. But in order to stop the Gerbil, you have to vote against the people up for election in November who are sitting on those Congressional seats that are pro-Gerbil. Yes, it is sad of what is happening. But, to send a message to Congress, vote in November. And remember the Congress too are public servants. And if they are not serviing you, then they don't need to hold a job in Congress!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Random Thoughts:

I need oxygen from laughing so hard at "perchery."

At least Pres. Clinton did not have to pay for it . . .

They have to take the servers down for the blog once in a while--that helps the NSA stay efficient.

Jackie--I will be fine in D.C. in a few weeks. I promise I will not take a limo or stay at Watergate.

1:02 PM  
Blogger basheert said...

I totally agree with SPB.
If there is a way you can vote AGAINST (in a primary) an incumbant, do it! If you plan to vote for a Dem in your state in the General Election, use your primary vote to vote against a Rep and perhaps deny an incumbent a run for his office.
Also, don't split votes. Do not vote for a 3rd party no matter how appealing it is. It simply will take much needed votes away and a 3rd party candidate will not win (it's a terrific idea but it's not going to happen).
So if you do vote 3rd party, your vote has no power.

The people must take back this country. Overwhelmingly. It needs to be an absolute groundswell. What I'm hoping will happen is that the conservative base (is that what you make soup with?) will just stay away since they cannot bring themselves to vote for an opposing party.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Ditto, Basheert!

In Gerbilnews:

Girl Friday is certainly "Lost in Translation."

Rice says she didn't translate Iran letter before response...

From Raw Story:

Condi Rice on that Iranian Letter
Following the news yesterday that Iran's president had sent a letter to the Bush administration that offered 'new solutions' to the pressing crisis the government quickly dismissed it but, in an interview with the Associated Press's editorial board, Condaleezza Rice had this to say:
SECRETARY RICE: Well, let me address the letter first. Let me first say that we have looked at it. We've not done our own translation of it, which of course we will do and we'll look at in greater depth. But the first read of it, there is nothing in this letter that in any way addresses any of the issues really that are on the table in the international community -- the nuclear program -- in a straightforward way -- the terrorism issue. I think it would be best to say it's broadly philosophical in its character; it's 17 or 18 pages, I think. And it is most assuredly not a proposal. Let me be very clear about that. And so we'll do further examination of it, but there is nothing in here that would suggest that we're on any different course than we were before we got the letter.

QUESTION: When you say it's philosophical, is it a rant? Is it hostile or is it friendly?

SECRETARY RICE: Well, I'm loathe to say because we haven't done a proper translation of it; and speaking a foreign language myself, I think we want to do a translation of it. But it's not concrete in any way and it does not engage the issues. It's broadly philosophical, a little bit historical and it isn't something that you can sit and say, oh, well, here's what they're trying to tell us (inaudible).

QUESTION: Is it an opening, though?

SECRETARY RICE: I don't see it that way.

QUESTION: What is to prevent the United States from taking up -- if there's an offer, however vague or general, to enter into talks, what is the down side for us?

SECRETARY RICE: Let me just be very clear. This letter isn't it. This letter is not the place that one would find an opening to engage on the nuclear issue or anything of that regard. But I don't want to characterize it too much more because it's presidential correspondence. I also think that we need to get a proper translation of it. But it isn't addressing the issues that we're dealing with in concrete ways.

UPDATE: CNN has the completed English translation here

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/world/0605/transcript.lemonde.letter/

Folks, take the time to read what the President of Iran said in the letter to the Gerbil. This is showing the stupidity of the Gerbil Administration. All of us on this blog have much intelligence than the Gerbil and company!!!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

How does The Subway Serenade get his picture to post?

I got a cartoon of "Turdblossom" Rove for PJF and wish to post it.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous e said...

The base is just full of hate
..what they did in the Big Easy..secured the 31% ..they can't stand for a poor or unpriviledged person to get any help..

corporate welfare is fine..
graft is fine..
a few tokens are welcome..
just thankful that that hate will destroy them in the end...

1:45 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Just counting down the hours and minutes until the Evil Pig From Hell Karl Rove is taken down.
Karl Rove on the spit.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

More from Ney with a twist:

Fundraiser for Children? Or "Golf! Golf! Golf!"?
By Paul Kiel - May 9, 2006, 12:31 PM

"But now we have a new version, courtesy of Ney's lawyers. As part of their all-out offensive after Ney's ex-aide's guilty plea, they're denying everything up and down. This was no junket. Ney was fooled! And he doesn't even like golf!
In their most detailed public explanations to date, Tuohey and Lawler also took on some of the long-simmering allegations against Ney.
The trip to Scotland, for instance, was not a golf junket, they said, but was actually supposed to be a fundraising event that would benefit Scottish and American children, at which Ney's presence would help with the amount raised, they said.
Ney was "not particularly interested in the trip and he’s not really a golfer at all," Tuohey said. There was a dinner meeting with members of Scottish Parliament and one with U.S. military officials there, as well as a planned meeting with members of the Conservative Party in London that was eventually cancelled.
"They were explicitly told this trip was an official business trip," Tuohey added.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000595.php#more

Abramoff, DeLay, and now Ney sound alike...

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Ney: "It wasn't me, it was the one armed man."

Budda bing. !!!!!!!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Is it amazing what people like Ney would be some desperate to use the one armed bandit defense... This type of defense should be in the law books!!!

Speaking of law, I have a feeling that there will be investigation in the ethics of Alfonso Jackson:

From Thinkprogess:

"Housing Sec. Canceled Contract Because Contractor Criticized Bush, Apparently Violating Law
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alfonso Jackson publicly admitted that he canceled a government contract with a business because the CEO was critical of President Bush."

But this was law that Jackson violated:

"Jackson’s conduct appears to be in violation of federal law. From the Federal Acquisition Regulations, 48 CFR 3.101-1:
Government business shall be conducted in a manner above reproach and, except as authorized by statute or regulation, with complete impartiality and with preferential treatment for none. Transactions relating to the expenditure of public funds require the highest degree of public trust and an impeccable standard of conduct."

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. Hey Jordan, just read this:

http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_documents/ahmadinejad0509.pdf

How do you feel or think about this?

Your first, then I'll comment on this too.

Try reading it first before the media touches on you.

:)

2:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

That's good to send to Jordan. The letter by the President of Iran was very informative and told a lot of truth. That is why the Gerbil doesn't us to read that letter. That letter showed a compassionate side to the President of Iran.

Well , the honeymoon is over between the little soldier and Judy Miller. I guess the "get two shags and call me in the morning" won't work anymore:

Miller Attacks Libby in Latest Court Filing

"Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller filed this response (pdf) yesterday in her attempt to quash the supboena for her notes issued by Team Libby.
Mr. Libby further maintains he will use such information "to contend that, contrary to the allegations in the indictment, it was Ms. Miller who raised this topic in her discussions with Mr. Libby -if the topic was raised at all."
....He also makes the startlingly baseless claim that it may have been Ms. Miller who mentioned Ms. Plame to him."

http://talkleft.com/Millerreply.pdf

2:25 PM  
Blogger Former Fed said...

Thanks SPB for the CNN translation of the President Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush. You are correct that we need to read it - I wish someone in Congress would read it into the Congressional Record. Too bad that Bush doesn't have the brains to write such a letter. And naturally, he doesn't have the cranial capacity to understand what it is saying. Condi's comments show her amazing lack of history, religion and what the world is all about. It is truly scary that she is our Sec of State.

One particular thing in the letter that I am sure most Americans don't realize is the continued reference to Jesus and monotheism. Jesus is a prophet in the Muslim religion. The God the Muslims worship is the same one that Christians and Jews worship. Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to live up to the teachings found in the basics of all three religions. And then Condi dismisses the letter out of hand even before she has an "official translation".

We need to get rid of these people before the world crashes around our ears.

Hurry Fitz!!!

2:27 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Ney....give this bastard enough rope!
Let him get really close to the election, then BAM! Get him then!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Former Fed,

I agree with you. It is important for eveyone including myself to read that letter from the President of Iran. He was very compassionate in his letter to the Gerbil. Yes, I saw the references to Jesus. That tell me that he is religious and spiritual human being. But, that is now what the Gerbil and company doesn't want the American people to see. The Gerbil wants us in fear and hate Iran. And Girl Friday?? Please don't make me get started on her.. Yes, it is telling us her incompetence in her position but it is allowing to know that she was never competent for any high rank office jobs in the WH except emptying the trash! She is a suckup and "yes 'em" person. And truly an enbarrassment especially when she has learned different languages and she couldn't translate that letter?? Yes, indeed the entire Gerbil Administration needs to be removed.. Hurry up GJ with your decision for Porkrind!!!

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That letter puts Condi Rice and all to shame.He talks about Jesus with reverance as a great mess..of God--with respect--

and he presents Bush--almost as a hypocrite or non-believer----saying almost what Jimmy Carter said--I WORSHIP A GOD of peace and love and not a God of war---

HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU ARE ABOUT PEACE AND FOLLOWER OF JESUS WHEN you MAKE WAR AND TERROR YOUR SLOGAN ....interesting read

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahmadinejads' letter is simply a statement about the purpose of life.

It is NOT a statement about the meaning of life.

The purpose of life is to learn.
The meaning of life is unknown.

Make a distinction between meaning and purpose. Otherwise, the purpose of the letter is lost. (Let's be crass... don't waste your time pondering about the meaning of the letter, it's purpose is crytal clear - to start dialogue, after 27 years)

It's a first order learning experience (for him, or if you will, those who have not spoken for 27 years)

There is no better way to illustrate learning (the purpose of life) than to ask questions.

In the beginning, are questions.
It's the way you learn. It's the way you start. (There are many ways of learning, questions are one of the most illustrative methods)

You don't start life out(in this case, dialogue)with answers, that's not the way it works.

The world asked "..will you stop enrichment....?"
The answer was "...no...."

His letter asked the world (USA)questions, (relevant or not, it's purpose was to open up dialogue after 27 years, not to give answers)

Ahmadinejad will get his answers.
And told what is felt as relevant.

And if we want to learn too, we will ask questions, lots of them.

Ahmadinejad is a teacher. And it is possible to ask questions to which their only conclusion is, their only answer is,... the right answer.

My goodness, I'm being too nice.
I'd rather speak to an ass.... who answers, truthfully or not, than an ass.... who doesn't say anything in the interest of national security.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi everybody and of course Night owl. My thoughts for today are Nothing works for Bush and the American people have now seen him for the liar he is. If his poll numbers go down any more we wont need in impeachment he just wont be the President. And nice more by Iran I guess their showing Connie their not as dumb as she thought they were.

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