Aug 23, 2006

Hump Day...

TGIW!

Bush Awards Himself the Medal of Freedom

"In a ceremony that took place in the White House underground bunker, Mr. Bush today awarded the Medal of Freedom to Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Chief Policy Advisor Karl Rove, and himself.

"In addition to previous honorees Gen. Tommy Franks, CIA director George Tenet and Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer, nobody has been more responsible for the successful policies of this Administration, both here and abroad, than these fine, dedicated public servants," Bush told a hastily-called news conference. "In all my years in office, I have never seen so many people work so hard to bring us to where we are today -- a respected leader in the world, and a country where all citizens are happily supportive of our policies." <more>

56 Comments:

Blogger Josh said...

Fitz!!

:) Yay, first post!

DOWN WITH THE KING!

And no more poodles!

10:53 AM  
Blogger t said...

Alaska Governor Concedes Defeat in Primary

Another one bites the dust..

10:56 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Hi T:
As SPB says, the house of cards is falling! :)

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

Now, that is serious joke!!! LOL! The Gerbil gives himself the Medal of Freedom??? LMAO!! The only medal that the Gerbil should get is the Medal of being the town drunk or the Medal of being an incompetent President! And did he hand Rummy his medal on his way to the nursing home???

12:19 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Those medals for the honorees should be replaced with handcuffs because they need to go to prison for misleading the public!

12:23 PM  
Blogger t said...

Hi S-Q,

Tumbling like dominoes, they are!

Yes the neocons cheapen yet another honor..

The Guardian
US interventions have boosted Iran, says report
The US-led "war on terror" has bolstered Iran's power and influence in the Middle East, especially over its neighbour and former enemy Iraq, a thinktank said today.

A report published by Chatham House said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had removed Iran's main rival regimes in the region.

Israel's conflict with the Palestinians and its invasion of Lebanon had also put Iran "in a position of considerable strength" in the Middle East, said the thinktank.
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And still McCain thinks enough force will solve the problem-while shilling for another problem child-DeWine.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replace those medals with handcuffs. Hear! Hear! Well said, SBP.

This is like some neoconservative, surreal mix of Madd TV, the X-Files, and the keystone cops version of the X-Men. Can we make it stop?
And for Justice Bloggers and others check out move-on.org. They are trying to raise money to get out the vote for Nov election. And it looks like a good plan.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Group: Bush can reinstate the draft, or lose the Iraq War

Fast on the heels of yesterday's Defense Department involuntary call up of Marine reserves, an Iraq veterans group tells RAW STORY that if a draft is not the next step, President Bush must choose to accept a loss in the war.

Reports yesterday indicated that 2,500 inactive reserve members of the Marines were called up for duty in Iraq. The Marines are members of the individual Ready Reserve and have already given four years of service, allowing them to return to civilian life. However, they are contractually obligated to return to service when needed.

But Jon Soltz, who heads up the group VoteVets.org, warned ABC News yesterday that the call up showed a lack of plans for victory in Iraq, and the problems faced by an overburdened American military. Soltz served as a captain in the Army in the Iraq war and is still a member of the reserves.

In a follow-up interview with RAW STORY, Soltz explained what he views are the prospects of a draft returning to the US military.

"The Pentagon has been saying it's meeting retention goals, but its actions speak louder than words," he explained of the stop loss and reserve call up actions that the Pentagon has taken.

For President Bush, Soltz explained, there is a simple choice: "They have to decide between drafting people and cutting and running because either way they have a big problem. 130,000 was never enough, but you cannot sustain force levels where they are. Those are their options."

The Bush administration has repeatedly claimed that it is in favor of retaining an all-volunteer military force.

Soltz thinks that in the short term, they'll stand by that position. "What it really tells you is that the Bush administration is not dedicated to democratization, they will cut and run, because the political liabilities of having a state that is Iran's proxy aren't as bad as losing political power in the midterm election." He added, "Doing a draft would cause that."

VoteVets.org works to place Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in government. While it does not consider party affiliation in its endorsements of candidates, all five candidates it has endorsed are running for office as Democrats.





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12:41 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

From that same article posted. This is hilarious!! LOLMAO ROFL!

LIBBY & ROVE GET A WALK

Bush also announced that he had granted a full pardon to I. Lewis ("Scooter") Libby, whose trial was scheduled to begin early next year.

Libby -- Cheney's former chief of staff and national security advisor, and special assistant to the President -- was indicted by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the case of Valerie Plame Wilson. The covert CIA agent's identity was made public by White House officials (widely believed to include Libby and Rove) when her husband publicly said Bush had twisted intelligence to support going to war against Iraq. Libby was facing charges of lying and obstructing justice in the case; Rove may still be under investigation, but Bush said he pardoned him pre-emptively, "just in case."

"I took this action today," Bush said, "because both Mr. Libby and Mr. Rove are loyal patriots, who were only following orders from me to do everything possible to ensure that our war against the terrorists in Iraq went smoothly. As Commander-in-Chief, I am authorized to declassify information, and I did so and properly told Mr. Libby in particular to offer such information to the press as part of a national security operation.

12:53 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Not a very funny joke! Well written, but not funny!

12:57 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Grandmanuk:
I meant that in a sarcastic way! It is so ridiculous that I had to laugh!

1:01 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

s-q....me, too!

1:12 PM  
Blogger t said...

S-Q I think they made sure I'm on the "always missed it" email list of events? Cause you know I might have gone to see them-the dems always send an invite.
From my inbox
In Case you Missed it... Senator John McCain Campaigns in Ohio for His Good Friend Mike DeWine
gag!

pre-emptive pardon, good one...

1:18 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Speaking Town Drunks..

SPB and others may find this interesting, if not ironic:

Bush Pardons Moonshiner

What more could you expect? Gotta keep the drinks flowing during these times, or else he may realize what a flawed presidency he has created for our country.

1:19 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

T...you really want to gag: Rover is about 8 miles from where I am and Mehlman is here in MI raising $$$ as well for Repug candidates.

Throw them both in the Detroit River!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush's co-star. Maybe, you have to be old enough.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:34 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Josh,

What do you expect from the Pardon-in-chief?

The drunk pardons a drinker! After all, the Gerbil got to take care of his drinking buddies! Hey, the Gerbil may think he can get free liquor! I'm ready for the Gerbil to pardon some convict who owns a large poppy field! LOL!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

LMAO Fitzie...

You're traveling though another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a scandalous land of corrupt government officials
whose boundaries are that of total imcompetence. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop,
the WHITE HOUSE!...

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funny satirical piece, but it's TOO CLOSE to the TRUTH!

Good afternoon Justice Bloggers and Fitzie!

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/
05/11/con05459.html

American mothers, and mothers everywhere, want peace and justice. We don’t want Bush sending our young people to Iraq to kill in the name of protecting us and our children. It doesn’t start with them and it isn’t their fault; it starts with me and you.

There is no path, no blueprint, no road map to peace; the path is peace. Act peace, be peace, buy peace.

Charleen Touchette
Santa Fe, New Mexico

What a brave woman and survivor. A truth teller.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

far out!!!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Hey gave Libby a pardon?

2:08 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Senator John McCain Campaigns in Ohio for His Good Friend Mike DeWine
gag!
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T:
McCain is the biggest koolaid drinker of the GOP!

Bugman McCain!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

And ROVE! I'm reading it now.

2:10 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Jordan:
No, that is a sick joke!!
__________________________
Hey, did you know McCain is running for Preacher....errrr....I mean President?

PREACHSIDENT

2:15 PM  
Blogger t said...

You got it GMNUK...Ugh both of them!
Haha S-Q that pic makes him look like a fly-too bad he isn't standing next to turd blossom! heehee

Anon 3:02, Mothers for peace is the warmongers nightmare. Good.

One Vietnam vet told me the other day he thinks women, mothers especially- should be in charge because they don't usually think of shooting people as a good way to solve political and social problems.

You see the kind of stepford wives the repugs like-the ones who go along to get along. I heard Dumbya is getting marriage counseling, from a reliable source!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Okay, good.

2:17 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I heard Dumbya is getting marriage counseling, from a reliable source!
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T:
Do you think the counseling has anything to do with this?

Where Is The Dress?

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bush: The American people have demonstrated, by not demonstrating, that they are behind our policies 100%." (True to some extent!)

"since I am the final decider on the law, any action I take to protect Americans is legal. Reporters and judges should remember that before they open their mouths."

"Democrat party"

Interesting to see what else our Leader and the rest of the Republicans will come up with before the elections. Evidently, they will not give up without a fight. Must be a LOT at stake for them...
D

3:22 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Fitz gave us the joke of the day with his posting about the Gerbil giving himself a medal of freedom to pardoning smurf and Porkrind (which I know some bloggers were not amused by that). But this article takes the cake:

The Gerbil: The Reader-in Chief!



href="http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/08/23/bush-a-man-of-letters/">Bush, a “man of letters”


The Gerbil claims that he has read 60 books in a year (no mention of My Pet Goat) and Porkrind read 50 books!

Don't laugh, folks!

There's more. There is partial list of books the WH released of on the Gerbil's reading list:

http://www.booktv.org/misc/081706_bush.asp

What stuck out to me is this book:

Finding Fish: A Memoir
by Antwone Quenton Fisher


I read this book and saw the movie with Denzel Washington.. For those who are now familiar with this book. Fisher was sexually and emotionally abuse as a child and talked about his challenges and triumph in overcoming his pain of years of abuse... I'm sorry but that book is certainly not the Gerbil's reading list... Please.. If he is trying to convince the public this crapola and that he is now the reader-in-chief, then I am waiting for the Gerbil to give himself a nobel peace prize! LOL!

3:28 PM  
Blogger t said...

S-Q Oh my, that pic!! *lol*


Why I am proud Hackett is from Ohio-Paul Hackett on Hardball

Although he's got nothin' on yooo GEFFY,heehee

3:36 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Who Cares What YOU Think?

Universal Sign Language?

4:23 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Road Map Has Changed

4:32 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Well by golly...George should have a medal...He gave one to the Pope.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

In Gerbilnews:

President Bush will visit the area Monday and Tuesday, including an overnight stay in New Orleans. He probably will visit the city's Lower 9th Ward, the heavily black area that remains mired in debris, and is expected to meet with storm victims.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/08/23/wh-begins-katrina-anniver_n_27861.html

Thie is the PR-in-chief's plans for next week for the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Also,

GOPer and Alleged Coin Thief on for October Trial

Ah, Coingate. Thomas Noe, the Bush Pioneer who allegedly embezzled more than $1 million from a coin fund he managed for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, is on for an October trial

5:07 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Lady & The Tramp?

OR, is that "The Poodle & The Mutt"? LOL

5:44 PM  
Anonymous e said...

http://americablog.blogspot.com/

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://letsroll911.org/ipw-web/
bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9488

The Vatican and Israel.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...or otherwise known as "lets blame the jews for everything again".

neo anti semitism , a kinder gentler bigotry.

right rancourt the lyndon larouchite?

6:20 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

POPPY

Mommy

RESULTS OF POPPY + MOMMY

6:30 PM  
Anonymous mama cass elliott said...

I just love Roger Rantcourt!!

6:49 PM  
Blogger t said...

S-Q Nice pics *lol*

Here's one of the leaker

6:54 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

T:
LOLMAO! That was a great one too!!

Did you notice the button Babs is wearing?

7:16 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Yagotzta b a bleaver

15 things you must believe in order to be a good Republican these days.

1) Saddam was a good guy when President Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Dubya needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" scapegoat.

2) Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist. Trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

3) The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

4) A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

5) The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

6) If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

7) A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money in times of crisis.

8) Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

9) HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

10) Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

11) A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

12) Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

13) The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades but George Bush's driving record or who Dick Cheney consulted with to devise our 'energy policy' is none of our business.

14) Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. In that case it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

15) What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what George W. Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

7:46 PM  
Blogger t said...

No, S-Q, but I did see what it said this time :D
It is certainly her! *lol*

PS- Was it a gift to Granny from the grandkids?heehee

7:58 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Arizona Democrats asked Vice-President Dick Cheney to answer ten key questions about the Bush-Cheney administration and its record:


1. Where is Osama Bin Laden?

2. How do you turn a $236 billion surplus into a $318 billion deficit?

3. Why did you propose cutting $1 billion (FY ’07) from law enforcement programs, including $376 million from the COPS program, which would have added police officers to Arizona streets?

4. Why did you leak classified CIA information to designated reporters?

5. Why did you continue to lie to the American public by claiming Iraq was connected to 9/11 when your own military and intelligence experts have unanimously refuted that for years?

6. Which was your favorite draft deferment of the five you received during the Vietnam War?

7. How many times has the Bush Administration mislead Congress?

8. Do you really think the American public believes you had no knowledge of your closest aide Scooter Libby’s criminal activity?

9. Do you think Brownie did a heck of a job in response to Katrina?

10. How did you become less popular than Vice President Spiro Agnew who actually had the fortitude to resign?

8:07 PM  
Blogger just say no to fascism said...

Geezerpower, that's a great list!
And so true of the Fascist Hypocritical GOP.
I can hardly wait till November!

8:08 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Next twelve questions for Cheney:

11. Why did all your neighbors in Teton County change their minds between 2000 and 2004 and vote Democratic?

12. How come the ‘Saddam dead enders’ and the ‘last throes’ of the Iraqi insurgency that you talked about in years past, are still with us?

13. Did you pay for your hunting license for next year?

14. As a former secretary of Defense, critique the job that Donald Rumsfeld has done.

15. Why is it that the most popular politician in ‘red’ Wyoming is Governor Dave Freudenthal?

16. What was the stock price for Halliburton on the day you took office, and what is it now?

17. While mobs were burning and looting all those government offices in Baghdad and you said they were ‘just blowing off steam,’ did it occur to you even ONCE that there might be documents in those buildings relating to alleged WMD, terrorists, political prisoners and war crimes, Scott Speicher, and ESPECIALLY the names of members of the Baathist organization, which now are the backbone of the insurgency?

18. You said in your 2000 debate with Joe Lieberman, after Joe quipped that he had never been employed in the private sector, “I’m trying to help you get there, Joe.” So why aren’t you pushing for him to complete that transition now?

19. Would you be willing to accept Social Security in lieu of your Government retirement check?

20. You’ve had two DWI convictions. But none lately, so you’ve apparently realized that behind the wheel is no place for a drunk man to be. So why not also realize that behind the shotgun is just as bad?

21. Your health insurance is a perfect example of a successful national health plan, being 100% paid by the Federal Government, as is the health plan for every member of Congress and their families. It even paid 100% for your pacemaker. Why can’t I be on the same health care plan that you have?

22. Could you tell us how you explained ‘family values’ to Sen. Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor?

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney should explain how using depleted uranium not once but twice on the same location would result in sweets and flowers especially when the Iraqis lived the results since Desert Storm. Might be why France and Germany didn't want to send their troops in the toxic soup, you think?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/
2860759.stm

http://www.sundayherald.com/40096

8:57 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

It's nice to reward yourself. I now after Bush got sober and realized that Americans and people around the world had wished Bubba a Happy Birthday the Gerbil had to do something for himself nobody else would. I remember Homer Simpson brought himself a Father of the Year cup because his kids wouldn't. Ha out here people give themselves an Oscar there only $9.99 on Hollywood Blvd.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Kathleen, don't you love it how the crazy neocons utter your name all the time when you're not even here?

You of all people know that, after seeing several Zionist doctors who developed the lyme's disease!

I feel sorry for connecticut!

But not sorry for this guy...

All the corrupt bankers are getting what they deserved!

And, S-Q as you know some interesting news. According to good ol' pal "Al Rogers" Doctor Blass is going to confess soon and turn himself in.

We'll all be watching that one like a hawk, the soap opera of the Semblers continue...!!

9:48 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

And, S-Q as you know some interesting news. According to good ol' pal "Al Rogers" Doctor Blass is going to confess soon and turn himself in.
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Roger:
I wasn't going to say anything...but I did see that! Great news for the election fraud case!!

I have a major thunderstorm heading for me...so good night all!!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

It's all right.

If you blew a gasket because you didn't read all the way to the end of the post: 1) take a few deep breaths; 2) go back to the original post and read the whole thing.

Have a glass of warm milk before turning in for the night.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Oregon Senator Gordon Smith said...

I just did...boring...I didn't see a thing about logging or golfing in Scotland...nighnight

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What none for Osama Bin Ladle --or--Saddam?

Why leave out the Bush friends and Partners?

7:30 AM  
Blogger Edward-xzsoj3a2q said...

It's a crazy world we live in. Here it is now and did you know that over 70 years ago this guy named Royal Rife figured out how to eliminate cancer with electronic frequencies. Yeah - it was even verified at USC in 1934.

11:38 AM  

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