Jul 15, 2006

What In The World..?

Mosquito bites, poison ivy, or heat rash...

Happy (scratch) Saturday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what have you been into?
Calamine lotion is the answer!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hives from an allergy?

Get thee to a health food store and ask about homeopathic remedies. Ledum works for me, because I have an allergy to insect bites. If you don't know what you may be allergic too, try all possibilities.

If I'm out of Ledum Apple cider vinegar in a warm bath and a scrub with oatmeal in a sock help the itching.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best--solution is a product called Tecnu, you rub it on for a couple of minutes and then wash it off, and you wash off the poison with it.

Frolicking in the Indiana Sand Dunes?

MS in Ogden Dunes, Indiana.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

I would agree Fitz, Tecnu. Unless... you can find some Boudreaux's Butt Paste up there (it's more of a localized New Orleans thing) and that could do the trick. :)

Now go kick some booty!

11:49 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Good morning gang!
I just saw the gerbil on TV and his nose and cheeks looked very bright red...hitting the vodka I suppose.

12:46 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Putin Jabs Bush: ‘We Certainly Would Not Want…The Same Kind of Democracy As They Have in Iraq’

Article Here

12:52 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I'd be itching too if I was neck high in government criminals that think they are above the law...

Good luck with your itches Fitzie, enjoy your weekend and thanks for your work!!!

12:52 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz must have an allergic reaction to graft!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think how many more names are on this list by now, this was a few years back.


One thing about old sites, it lets you see what you thought was nonsense and others still say is nonsense is in fact, already happening.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


I just hope Fitzie doesn't go into shock from his allergies to graft -- we have some extremely rabid cases of graft in DC these days...

also, I hope the Israel-Lebanon conflict doesn't get worse and spread in the region...

I have to go eat lunch and get going...have a good Satuday afternoon and stay away from the itchy graft...

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter Rules!!!!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Rogers/Rodgers is the MAN!!!!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz is itching for a new target letter, indictment or black Saturday for Neocons but there are none in site. Just one old indictment for a man with a bad memory which is going nowhere.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Democrats pulled an Internet ad that showed flag-draped coffins Friday after Republicans and at least two Democrats demanded it be taken down on grounds the image was insensitive and not fit for a political commercial.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous ralph reed is going to hell said...

In the upcoming GQ, Sean Flynn takes on -- and takes down -- Christian Coalition and Republican stalwart Ralph Reed, just days before the Georgia primary this Tuesday, July 18th in which Reed will seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Flynn pulls absolutely no punches here, charting Reed's rise through the Christian Coalition through his dubious dealings with Jack Abramoff , sketchy history as a campaign consultant and sketchier history touting moneymaking schemes pegged to life insurance payouts from elderly Indians and African-Americans. The article is long - almost 8,000 words - and packed chock-full of example after damning example of Reed's religious hypocrisy (gambling) and unsavory dealings (Abramoff said of him that he was "a bad version of us"; Reed called his frequent business partner "arguably the most influential and effective GOP lobbyist in [sic] congress." He is also the person credited - though everyone denies it - with delivering the South Carolina to George Bush in 2000 by fanning the suggestion that John McCain's adopted Bangladeshi daughter was his illegitimate black baby.

Reed's Abramoff connection is coming back to bite him as the primary -- what should have been a cakewalk for a Golden Boy like him against a state Senator, Casey Cagle -- approaches and he is dogged by the Abramoff rumors and others just as shady.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous rooster boy rick days are numbered said...

Santorum struggles for support at home By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jul 15, 4:23 AM ET

PITTSBURGH - Phyllis Sharkady has voted twice for the local boy who made good, Republican Sen. Rick Santorum (news, bio, voting record). Not this year.

"I'm willing to go for change — big time," said Sharkady, 59, a Hewlett-Packard retiree from Shaler Township, Pa., who admits she knows little about Santorum's Democratic challenger. "You need somebody without the so-called baggage."

Santorum's rise in the Republican ranks has been speedy, from state chairman of the College Republicans during his days at Penn State to congressman to No. 3 in the Senate GOP leadership. An unabashed conservative, he has been something of a political misfit in Pennsylvania, which backed Democrats Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

This election year, Santorum, 48, is widely regarded as the most vulnerable incumbent. By double digits, polls show him trailing rival Bob Casey, the state treasurer, namesake son of a popular governor and a conservative Democrat.

Dissatisfaction with President Bush and the GOP-controlled Congress in the swing state creates obstacles for Santorum. Further complicating his outlook are lingering questions on his home turf of southwest Pennsylvania over his residency and use of public funds for his children's cyber schooling.

A recent Quinnipiac University Poll showed Santorum to be less popular in Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs — he hails from Penn Hills, Pa. — than any other part of Pennsylvania. He trailed his opponent by around 30 percentage points there. Statewide, the poll had him down by 18 points, with a whopping 67 percent of voters saying they've made up their minds.

Looking to turn the tide, Santorum has focused on the danger of illegal immigration, highlighting a "no amnesty" message that could appeal to rank-and-file union members from southwest Pennsylvania and others concerned about holding their jobs. While the region is less dependent on coal and steel, manufacturing remains an important part of the economy.

Santorum's stand puts him at odds with Bush, fellow Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record) and the GOP Senate leadership.

Casey recently started his "new direction" summer bus tour in the region, promoting health care, job growth and a minimum wage hike. Like Santorum, Casey opposes gun control and abortion. He's hoping to capture the support of people like Mary Jo Nichols, 55, a store owner and Democrat from Penn Hills who voted for Santorum in the past.

Nichols said she soured on Santorum because of his ongoing dispute with the Penn Hills school district over whether it would pay for his children's cyber schooling even though his six children live with him in Leesburg, Va., about 40 miles west of Washington.

Nichols said she thinks the government should get tough on illegal immigration, but Santorum's stance isn't enough to get her vote.

"I don't know how everybody else can't get away with things and he can. Everybody else is struggling a lot harder than he is," Nichols said. "I just really think he's taking advantage of his position."

Virginia Davis, Santorum's campaign spokeswoman, said Santorum spends most of his time in Virginia so he can be close to his wife and children. He owns a house in Penn Hills, and she blamed a local Democratic Party leader who sits on the school board for stirring up the cyber school dispute.

"His No. 1 priority is being a father and a husband, and the Senate is in session 35 to 40 weeks of the year," Davis said. "It's very important that when he's here, his family is with him."

Allegheny County alone has nearly 880,000 registered voters, and the region is a critical voting bloc — particularly since Santorum isn't polling as well as he should to win big in the more populous Philadelphia suburbs, said G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster.

Bob Glancy, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Party, blames unhappiness with national issues for Santorum's poll numbers.

"I think when Bob Casey has to talk on the issues, that's when the difference is going to come out," Glancy said.

Santorum has $9.5 million for his campaign, compared with Casey's $5.2 million.

The incumbent frequently brags about defying odds to win elections. In 1990, at age 32, he was elected to the House with 51 percent of the vote. He criticized his opponent, Rep. Doug Walgren, for voting for multiple congressional pay raises and living in the Washington suburbs. Santorum was re-elected with 61 percent two years later.

He used the residency argument again to defeat Democratic Sen. Harris Wofford in 1994 — the year Republicans seized control of the House. Santorum captured 49 percent of the vote in his old congressional district in 1994 and 44 percent in 2000. He lost the southwest region as a whole to Wofford in 1994, garnering 45 percent of the vote to Wofford's 51 percent.

In the 2000 Senate race, both he and Democrat Rob Klink received 49 percent of the vote in the region.

Santorum's career advanced as southwest Pennsylvania leaned Republican, and he picked up followers like Jim Dreano, 74, of Penn Hills.

But not everyone does. Sharkady said she's fed up with Santorum for not admitting where he lives.

"Just come out and say I live in Virginia ... or wherever," Sharkady said. "He needs to be more upfront."

Santorum is still campaigning hard in the region, recently participating in a parade in Canonsburg, a small western Pennsylvania borough where the coal and steel industries have declined over the years.

"We're going through the mouth of the lion there a little bit," Santorum said. "Yet I will tell you, everyone felt very good at the reaction."

2:06 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Does John Bolton wear a rug? LOL His hair doesn't match his eyebrows & mustache at all!! I bet his hair is white, like his mustache! Bawahhaha!!

2:09 PM  
Anonymous the gop is full of lies and corruption said...

Abramoff Lobbying of White House Probed

By Susan Schmidt
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, July 15, 2006

The House Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed the former law firm of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff for records of any contacts he or members of his lobbying team had with the Bush White House.

Chairman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) authorized a subpoena weeks ago to Greenberg Traurig, according to several of the law firm's former clients who have been notified that it is turning over billing records, e-mails, phone logs and other material that reflects efforts to lobby the White House.

Representatives of four of Abramoff's former tribal clients said they have been notified by Greenberg Traurig that the firm is turning over records. In some cases, there were scores of phone calls or other contacts with the White House. It is not known whether any of those contacts resulted in improper aid to Abramoff. Several tribal representatives said they believe many contacts were with staff members at the White House office of intergovernmental affairs.

The subpoena -- read to The Washington Post by a former client who received a copy from Greenberg Traurig -- seeks all firm billing records "referring or relating to matters involving Jack Abramoff or any person working with Jack Abramoff," as well as all records reflecting any contacts those lobbyists had with the White House. The subpoena seeks records from Jan. 1, 1998, to the present, though Abramoff did not begin work at Greenberg Traurig until early 2001.

J. Keith Ausbrook, chief counsel to the Government Reform Committee, yesterday declined to discuss the scope of any investigation. "We're not commenting at this point on the existence of a subpoena," he said. The panel is charged with oversight of the executive branch.

Abramoff has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe government officials. To date, most of those implicated in the wide-ranging criminal probe of his activities have been members of Congress and their aides. It is a group that has largely escaped scrutiny on Capitol Hill, though the House ethics committee announced in May that after many months of inactivity it was looking into bribery allegations involving two lawmakers, one of whom had dealings with Abramoff.

A spokeswoman for Greenberg Traurig declined to discuss what the firm has turned over to the committee. But she said in a statement that "consistent with our ethical obligations to clients, our firm has cooperated fully with ongoing government investigations, and refrains from commenting on matters that are the subject of such investigations."

Abramoff, a major fundraiser for George W. Bush in the 2000 election, had a half-dozen appointments at the White House in the early months of the administration, according to logs released this month by the U.S. Secret Service. Some were social events, others were group events involving tribal officials. On one occasion, Abramoff unsuccessfully sought presidential adviser Karl Rove's assistance in placing associates at the Interior Department.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has already subpoenaed Greenberg Traurig for material relating to Abramoff's dealings with Indian tribes. The firm produced a trove of embarrassing e-mails between Abramoff and his lobbying team that received wide attention in hearings in 2004 and 2005.

Because of that panel's limited jurisdiction, the committee largely steered clear of examining Abramoff's dealings with the White House and Congress, although it spotlighted his lobbying team's contacts with Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) on behalf of a Texas tribe.

The Justice Department's investigation is scrutinizing Ney and several other lawmakers. It has led to guilty pleas from three former congressional aides who went to work for Abramoff -- two of them former aides to Tom DeLay (R), who stepped down as House majority leader and resigned from Congress this spring.

2:12 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...


The sight of John Bolton just makes me ill! And that mustache!
Ick! Gag! It looks like he never trims it!

And I guess that the troll never gets sick of eating Mann Coulter's Rocks.
The troll should get a real girlfriend, though I doubt that any woman in her right mind would get involved with that piece of trash! (Meaning the Troll, of course).

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I hear Al has to beat the women wanting a piece of him off with a stick. Al is the MAN!

3:07 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

The Troll is a women beater!

I should have known the troll is a woman abuser!

How many restraining orders do you have out on you Troll?

3:30 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I doubt Bolton ever washes that nasty looking mustache! GROSS!


3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They never complain. Women will do anyting to be with Al.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some send photos of their body parts just to get a rise out of Al.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al would never kiss and tell but some of the best photos came from a female "red meat" Fitz blogger.

3:44 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Breaking News--
North Korea "Totally Rejects" the U.N. Resolution!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Figure!

3:58 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Now the king told the boogie men
You have to let that raga drop
The oil down the desert way
Has been shakin to the top
The sheik he drove his cadillac
He went a cruisnin down the ville
The muezzin was a standing
On the radiator grille

The shareef dont like it
Rockin the casbah
Rock the casbah
The shareef dont like it
Rockin the casbah
Rock the casbah

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful
With that crazy casbah sound
But the bedouin they brought out
The electric camel drum
The local guitar picker
Got his guitar picking thumb
As soon as the shareef
Had cleared the square
They began to wail


Now over at the temple
Oh! they really pack em in
The in crowd say its cool
To dig this chanting thing
But as the wind changed direction
The temple band took five
The crowd caught a wiff
Of that crazy casbah jive


The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the casbah way

As soon as the shareef was
Chauffeured outta there
The jet pilots tuned to
The cockpit radio blare

As soon as the shareef was
Outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed


He thinks its not kosher
Fundamentally he cant take it.
You know he really hates it.

4:09 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...


Now that I think about it, Bolton looks like he showered sometime before the Iraq War started!!

Al Rodgers is a lonely disease of a man or a troll or whatever he is.
He spends many lonely nights fantasizing about the corrupt and disgusting GOP.

4:10 PM  
Blogger waterflake said...

July 15 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President George W. Bush held up Iraq today as a model of democracy for Russia to follow. Russian President Vladimir Putin was quick to say he wasn't interested.

Putin Tells Bush Russia Doesn't Need a Democracy Like Iraq's

Now I wonder constantly on what planet Bush lives, it can't be this one if he uses Iraq as a role model example for democracy!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous bush administration is pathetic and hopeless said...

NYT Rich: Our 'do-nothing' Congress substitutes 'publicity stunts for substance'

Published: Saturday July 15, 2006

Our "do-nothing" Congress substitutes "publicity stunts for substance," according to New York Times columnist Frank Rich in his column slated for Sunday's edition, RAW STORY has found.

"Another, equally significant, part of the Bush legacy is already evident throughout Washington, and not confined to foreign policy or the executive branch," writes Frank Rich.

"Following the president's leadership, Congress has also embraced the virtual governance of substituting publicity stunts for substance," Rich continues.

Excerpts from Rich's Sunday Times column:

nstead of passing an immigration law, this Congress has entertained us with dueling immigration hearings. Instead of overseeing the war in Iraq or homeland security, its members have held press conferences announcing that they, if not the Pentagon, have at last found Saddam's weapons of mass destruction (degraded mustard gas and sarin canisters from the 1980s). Instead of promised post-DeLay reforms, the House concocted a sham Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act that won't do away with the gifts and junkets politicians rake in from the Abramoffs of K Street. And let's not forget all the days devoted to resolutions about same-sex marriage, flag burning, the patriotism of The New York Times and the Pledge of Allegiance.

"Before long, Congress will be leaving on its summer vacation," Bob Schieffer of CBS News said two weeks ago. "My question is, how will we know they are gone?" By the calculation of USA Today, the current Congress is on track to spend fewer days in session than the "do-nothing Congress" Harry Truman gave hell to in 1948. No wonder its approval rating, for Republicans and Democrats together, is even lower than the president's. It's not only cowboy diplomacy that's dead at this point in the Bush era, but also functioning democracy as we used to know it.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous kiswrite said...


Happy Fitz of July!

not sure if this was already posted, I just saw it a few minutes ago!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waterflake, the answer is:

Planet Dumb Ass

5:20 PM  
Anonymous kiswrite said...

poison ivy, heat rash, etc., from shadowing evildoers in the Cayman Islands?

5:32 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Well, it looks like Bush's "road map to peace" is a failure.

Middle East peace process is "dead,"

5:47 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...


Bush is the WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY!! All he knows is death and destruction.

By the way, Fitz has a new posting.

6:32 PM  
Blogger elees said...

take a garlic capsule about once a week keeps the bugs away

6:38 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...


Thats not George Bush's peace process. That's AIPAC's peace process, and it was dead on arrival.

Plan to redraw the whole map dead on arrival...the neocon zionist dream.

An uncensored look at vote fraud in the U.S.A, from every angle.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Libra Litrou said...

Cool blog.


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6:44 PM  

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