Jul 11, 2006

Doolittle - Swipe A Lot

"Lawmaker" Criticized for PAC Fees Paid to Wife

Just say "No, thank you, honey" to graft!

28 Comments:

Blogger Night Owl said...

Cool!!! Now when my worthless, lazy brother mooches money from my parents, Homeland Security, the NSA, the FBI, XYZ, are all going to know about it!!!!!!!! What a freaking waste of time and money!!

Why Your Bank Thinks You are a Terrorist

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Bush faces a major test of his integrity when, or if, he ever gets around to reappointing Patrick Fitzgerald as U.S. Attorney in Chicago.

The nation needs to know that Bush's failure to back Fitzgerald will betray a gapping hole in the conscience of the president. While most of America may think of Fitzgerald as the aggressive prosecutor in the Valerie Plame affair and the bombing of the World Trade Center, those of us in Chicago have a closer view of the man.

He is one of the few government officials left in Chicago and Illinois that loathes corruption, and who is in a position to do something about as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois....

Bush's failure to reappoint Fitzgerald would tell the nation that he doesn't mind the kind of corruption that infects Chicago and Illinois. It will be the kind of surrender to the most destructive kind of politics that have disgusted so many Americans.


http://tinyurl.com/ozpk2

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been discussing "graft" and I was thinking that the way we normally operate is the reciprocal way "I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine" - which could easily lead to graft. I just read an article about random acts of kindness when you help out a stranger without expecting anything in return. I've done it sometimes in the grocery store when somebody in the check-out line in front of me didn't have enough cash and I just gave it to them - and it really feels good! Just a thought that maybe we should try this kind of thing out more. We have to start somewhere to change our regular mode of thinking and behaviour.
D

9:24 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

anon @ 9:50 am

I was just thinking about that yesterday. When is Fitzie's assignment up in Chicago -- September or October?

The only good side is, it would free up some of his time to concentrate on cleaning up DC...But could Gonzo have him fired on the Leak case? I hope not...but I do not put anything past these crooks...

My favorite line in the article is:

"allowed that he (Bush) hadn't paid much attention to Fitzgerald's investigations...." ROFLMAO
right...
*******************

Sorry I missed all of the festivities here last night...you wild and crazy guys...it's hard to stay up late with a 2 year-old...

9:36 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

night owl -- LOL

"Now when my worthless, lazy brother mooches money from my parents, Homeland Security, the NSA, the FBI, XYZ, are all going to know about it!!!!!!!!"

Yep...

9:38 AM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

Good Morning, you all!

I am finally getting on the computer and on the blog. I probably missed a lot. I had to tend to my 3 year old daughter last night. And I had read the newspaper about Mr. Fitzgerald's reappointment. I pray that the Attorney General does the right thing and reappoint Mr. Fitzgerald. Such as decent man and a good lawyer. We need more lawyers like him to clean up the crime. We have so much problems in New Jersey in crime that it is unbelievable. Best to you all...

9:50 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Tuesday!


Here is the news:

All from Thinkprogress:

1. Bush’s expected announcement today heralding the shrinking budget deficit is full of deception. “This will be the third year in a row that the administration put forth relatively gloomy deficit forecasts early on, only to announce months later that things had turned out better than expected."

2. Dollar Bill Jefferson to be indicted soon.

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the controversial seizure of records from Rep. William Jefferson’s (D-LA) legislative offices was legal. Investigators told ABC News "an indictment is likely sometime this summer."

And finally. This rep is disgusting:

Sen. George Allen (R-VA) “snuffs” his spitting habit. “Allen has been spotted in hearings and even on the Senate floor dipping and, yes, dear heavens, spitting into a plastic foam cup,” Heard on the Hill reports. “But lately...Allen has been enjoying Camel Snus and Stonewall Hard Snuff, both of which get Allen around that unbecoming spitting problem.”

Maybe we should take away his paycheck then maybe Allen won't have a spit problem!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concerned says:
Is Fitzgerald up for reappointment this year? Thought term was for four years. Did he not get reappointed last year?
I'm confused. Anybody else?

10:25 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

OMG...there is an imposter on this blog...

there can only be one Coutler Beeeotch around here at a time...

I'm the real neocon fembot deal...
I have the adams apple to prove it...I talk out of my ass...I haven't written a word of my own in years...footnotes, right yada yada yada...I vote in several states...I take great pleasure in making money spewing hate...I love to dominate men...and I dress like a fifteen-year-old from Orange County, but I'm fifty...not bad credentials if I say so myself...

LOL

Good Morning Justice Bloggers...

SPB,

Am I the real Beeeotch or what?

10:30 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

okay Fitzie - you are changing threads on me in mid sentence -- it confuses us neocon fembots...

And a very good morning to you too...

10:34 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Chimpcoulter,

And looks like you have competition with a new blogger on this blog? Will the real Ann Coulter please stand up?? Is that other bloggers your evil twin??

10:50 AM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

OMG! There is another Coulter person this blog?? Unbelievable???

Chimpcoulter,

Don't worry, girlfriend. I don't look nothing like the real bitch Ann Coulter! I am a single mother of a 3 years old. And I certainly not the coke fiend and looking for 5 minute of fame like Ann. I don't want my little girl having Ms, Thang for a role model!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

More news:

Wow, look what the government is forcing the immigrants to do:

FBI to Muslims: 'Become informant or face deportation'

And:

Save Patrick Fitzgerald’s job

he was surprised by a local reporter's question: Does he plan to reappoint Fitzgerald? According to the Chicago Tribune's Michael Tackett, Bush said he hadn't really thought about that, then "recovered by saying that the decision would fall to Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales." Then Bush made a startling admission: even though Fitzgerald's Chicago investigations have received national coverage, Bush, who said he wanted to get to Chicago to experience more of the "real" America, "allowed that he hadn't paid much attention to Fitzgerald's investigations...."

Well, best believe that the Gerbil was yearning the bottle on Air Force one before he arrived in Chicago! Waht was he thinking when he made the statement that "he hadn't paid much attention fo Fitz's investigations?"

11:10 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Fitz posted more graft on Doolittle and his wife. Here is more on the Cunningham connection. From TPMMuckraker,

Hmmm..

Biz Week: MZM Worked Prewar Iraq Intelligence

Buried in this new Business Week article by Eamon Javers and Dawn Kopecki is a startling revelation: MZM Inc., the company once owned by admitted felon Mitchell Wade, worked on assessing Saddam Hussein's nuclear capabilities during the runup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
"[B]efore the invasion of Iraq," the duo writes, "[MZM's business] included helping with [the] controversial analysis of Saddam Hussein's nuclear capabilities."

Others, including Warandpiece.com's Laura Rozen, have long suspected Wade's MZM to have played a role in throwing the calls on Saddam's nuclear programs. It's been known for some time that MZM provided contract employees to the Army's National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), which handled much of the Pentagon's pre-war WMD analysis. But Javers and Kopecki are the first to report that those MZMers were involved in the center's (mis)interpretation of the pre-war Iraq nuke intel.


http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001103.php



Jefferson Ruling Quiets Pelosi, Hastert

11:24 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

SPB,

I posted earlier: ...When is Fitzie's assignment up in Chicago -- September or October?

The only good side is, it would free up some of his time to concentrate on cleaning up DC...But could Gonzo have him fired on the Leak case?

ROFLMAO also @
"allowed that he (Bush) hadn't paid much attention to Fitzgerald's investigations...."

Any answers on the subject?

11:26 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I just lost my comments a minute ago!

Chimpcoulter,

I had missed your comments earlier. I believe that Fitz's reappointment (I think that is what you were referring to) is in somewhere in October.

The reappointment issue can be a disadvantage for Gonzo and an advantage for Fitz.

For Gonzo, if he doesn't reappoint Fitz and fire Fitz as the Special Prosecutor, it would appear too obvious to the public of WH conspiracy to coverup the leak case. It may sound good for the Gerbil to not reappoint Fitz, fire Fitz, and put another Special Prosecutor puppet in for the leak case. But, the public recognizes Fitz as the Special Prosecutor and for his integrity. This possible move by Gonzo to do this will put the Gerbil's presidency into jeopardy. People and officials are watching this case and the President's move on this case especially Feingold. And of course, the Gerbil will point the finger at Gonzo since Gonzo is the decision maker. But, fact remains is that the Gerbil is held responsible for all action in that WH!

Now, the advantage for Fitz is that Fitz can go anywhere he wants to the legal field because of his name and integrity. Integrity is important to the American people. Many of the folks recognize Fitz' work ethics in Chicago and everywhere else. But, again, this is just my opinion. The Gerbil may try to take away Fitz' job amd title but he can't take away his mind, ethics, and intergrity in the legal field. The nimrods don't understand how respectable Fitzgerald is as an attorney and a leader. That is something that Gerbil can't take away and also lack: leadership!

Finally,

"allowed that he (Bush) hadn't paid much attention to Fitzgerald's investigations...."

Well, That was bullshit remark by the Gerbil. We know that the Gerbil whether he is yearning the bottle or not is making sure that his buddies, Porkrind and Baron are not implicated on the leak case. So, he is trying to be careful with the reporters when he is asked a question about the leak case even though he sounded stupid. Fitz is a thorn in the Gerbil's side. But, quite honestly, I don't think that Gerbil enjoys press conference. He rather yearn the bottle, work on his ranch, make money, and let his henchmen in the WH to do his dirty work!

12:08 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Could Bush Be Prosecuted for War Crimes?
By Jan Frel
AlterNet.org

Monday 10 July 2006

A Nuremberg chief prosecutor says there is a case for trying Bush for the "supreme crime against humanity, an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign nation."

CLICK

12:14 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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12:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

This is in relation to Enron. From WSJ:

From the Fab Four to the NatWest Three

The Financial Times is pregaming the British invastion of the NatWest three, the U.K. bankers accused of a $7 million Enron-related fraud. U.S. marshalls are expected to meet the trio at Gatwick this Thursday and fly them to Houston. Though some might say being sent to Houston in the dead of summer is punishment enough, the bankers will be handcuffed, fingerprinted and brought before a judge, who will decide their fate.
The judge has three options:
(a) Deny bail and imprison them while awaiting trial in the U.S.;
(b) Grant bail and release them while they await their U.S. trial, but force them to stay in the U.S.;
(c) Grant bail and release them while they await their U.S. trial, and allow to return to the U.K.
The three bankers have become a cause celebre in British legal and business circles, accusing the Justice Department of overzealousness. Though the bankers are alleged to have defrauded their U.K.-based bank, the DOJ requested extradition because the crimes centered around Enron here in the U.S.
Michael Horowitz, a prosecutor and white-collar defense lawyer at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C., tells the FT that winning extradition of the NatWest three is an important victory for the DOJ: “It sends an important message to people who commit crimes and think they are safe if they stay out of the country: the world is getting smaller and prosecutors are wolrking closely together.”

Glad the government got these three deported to the U.S!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Okay, I'm back...

SPB,
Thank you for your comments...I definitely agree that if Gonzo did try to fire Fitz that there would be a lot of people raising hell because there are a lot of people watching...and a lot of people waiting to see what becomes of this case...And I would be one of the hell-raisers...

From Wikepedia:

"Through this, Fitzgerald was delegated "all the authority of the Attorney General" in the matter. In February 2004, Acting Attorney General Comey clarified the delegated authority and stated that Fitzgerald has plenary authority. Comey also wrote "further, my conferral on you of the title of 'Special Counsel' in this matter should not be misunderstood to suggest that your position and authorities are defined and limited by 28 CFR Part 600"

I found this interesting from GAO's page Special Counsel and Permanent Indefinite Appropriation, September 30, 2004

"Thus, Special Counsel Fitzgerald need not follow the Department's practices and procedures if they would subject him to the approval of an officer or employee of the Department."

It sounds like Fitzie has lots of leeway and indefinite funds & time...

http://www.gao.gov/decisions/appro/302582.htm

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

night owl--- Suspicious Activity Reports are very useful to catch and prevent "smurfing", where a large amount of cash is broken up and deposited piecemeal in an effort to evade the reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act. The problem is that there is no substitute for common sense, on part of both the government and the banks. The government needs to give the banks some reassurance that there will be no civil or criminal enforcement action where there has been a good faith effort to comply with the law. The banks in turn need to use common sense in deciding what is "suspicious" activity. It is sometimes very difficult to draw a line between "suspicious" activity and activity which is not "suspicious" enough to justify the filing of a suspicious activity report. It's almost like Potter Stewart's comment about pornography: "I know it when I see it." Banks need some reassurance from the government that, if they make a good faith determination that something is not suspicious, there will be no enforcement activity. This not only helps the banks, but also helps protect personal privacy of the banks'customers.

The burdens on financial institutions are very significant, no matter how you look at it. Imagine if you had to decide whether each of the numerous transactions done by a bank (deposits of funds, etc.) which are not automatically reportable to the government under the Bank Secrecy Act were sufficiently "suspicious" to warrant the filing of a suspicious activity report. It's not a pleasant task, and there is no "up side" for the bank. Only a "down side" if they don't do things correctly.

The invasion of personal privacy under the Bank Secrecy Act is significant, too. The $10,000 threshold for reporting should be re-examined, based on empirical data from financial institutions. It may be that the $10,000 threshold can be raised without significantly impairing the legitimate law enforcement function served by the Bank Secrecy Act.

The reports of absurd conduct by financial institutions really is a case of the government reaping what it has sown. Common sense administration of the law by the government will, in most cases, result in common sense interpretation of the law by financial institutions.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

SPB -- Great News on the NatWest three!

Coultergeist...

I was surprised to see another coulter come on the blog, but I was just playing with you

Welcome aboard...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

Thanks, Chimpcoulter!

And speaking of Ms. Thang Coulter. Here is some bit of news:

Adam Carolla vs. Ann Coulter
Great audio, courtesy Crooks and Liars. A partial transcript:

ADAM CAROLLA: Ann Coulter, who was supposed to be on the show about an hour and a half ago, is now on the phone, as well. Ann?
ANN COULTER: Hello.
CAROLLA: Hi Ann. You're late, babydoll.
COULTER: Uh, somebody gave me the wrong number.
CAROLLA: Mmm ... how did you get the right number? Just dialed randomly - eventually got to our show? (Laughter in background)
COULTER: Um, no. My publicist e-mailed it to me, I guess, after checking with you.
CAROLLA: Ahh, I see.
COULTER: But I am really tight on time right now because I already had a -
CAROLLA: Alright, well, get lost.


http://movies.crooksandliars.com/Adam-Carolla-Coulter-7-6-06.mp3

That basehead broad got hung up. And the ho deserved it. I am telling you that chick has a voice of man. With that huge Adam's apple that she has, she should replaced the actress, Felicity Huffman, to play in the movie: TransAmerica.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Thanks Anonymous--

"The reports of absurd conduct by financial institutions really is a case of the government reaping what it has sown. Common sense administration of the law by the government will, in most cases, result in common sense interpretation of the law by financial institutions."

Unfortunately, I believe we have an epidemic of a *lack* of common sense. Just try to drive on any road, at any place, at any time, and you will see what I mean. Or, just keep reading all of the posts on this blog! >;-) I think a lot of people actually believe what they write.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"It sounds like Fitzie has lots of leeway and indefinite funds & time..." From what you passed along, Chimpcoulter, yes he does:

Given our responsibility to audit the fund, the use of the account to finance Special Counsel Fitzgerald's activities, and the provisions of 28 C.F.R. Part 600 (2003), we initiated inquiries with the Department of Justice to assure ourselves of the availability of this account to defray his expenses. [2] In considering this matter, we requested and received the written views of the Department of Justice. We also met with officials of the Department to discuss their views and obtained additional comments and information. Finally, we reviewed the laws and their legislative histories, regulations, court decisions, and past practices of the Department of Justice, as they relate to this matter.


For the reasons discussed below, we do not object to the use of the permanent indefinite appropriation to fund Special Counsel Fitzgerald's expenses. Unlike the expired independent counsel law, the permanent indefinite appropriation does not require that a Special Counsel be appointed from outside the government. The Department, in appointing Special Counsel Fitzgerald under "other law", has afforded him independence by delegating all of the Attorney General's authority with respect to the investigation and instructing him to exercise that authority independent of the control of any officer of the Department.

Finally, the Part 600 regulations are not substantive and may be waived by the Department.


And you arw right. People would raise hell if Fitz is removed the Gonzo bean! And the NatWest three is good news. I certainly to hear of another mystery heart attack from any of those three criminals!

1:18 PM  
Blogger dream-soldier said...

Is this the Gerbils bicycle accident ?

Click

1:24 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Dream soldier,

If that is the Gerbil's bike accidents, no wonder Gerbil41 keeps asking himself that he should have named his son at birth: Buck!

1:28 PM  
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9:28 PM  

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