Aug 14, 2006

Ted = A Very Good Egg...

Demeaning Democracy

Cheney Paints Lamont Victory As Helping Terrorists
August 13, 2006
By Edward M. Kennedy

Vice presidents are notorious for serving as an administration's chief attack dog, and time and again Dick Cheney has been unleashed to accuse anyone who is opposed to the Bush administration of aiding the terrorists. But this time he has gone too far.

The comments he made on the result of the Connecticut Democratic primary - that it might encourage "the al-Qaida types" who want to "break the will of the American people in terms of our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task" - are an attack not just on Democrats, but on democracy itself.

What happened in Connecticut is in fact a model for democracies everywhere. The people of the state heard a vigorous debate between two competing visions of how to protect this country. Young citizens became deeply involved, and turnout was high. The primary reminded us of the miracle of our democracy, in which the nation is ruled by its people - not by any entrenched set of leaders. There are few better messages we could send the world in these troubled times.

Cheney's comments about the election were ugly and frightening. They show once again that he and his party will stop at nothing to wrap Republicans in the flag and to insinuate that anyone who votes against them is giving aid and comfort to the terrorists. It's obvious that this administration lacks basic respect for our fundamental freedoms.

Cheney and his crowd are all for free and open elections - as long as they turn out their way. They are all for free speech - provided it supports the administration. They are all for the rule of law - as long as the law does not prevent them from doing whatever they want to do. When elections, speeches or laws are inconvenient, he does not hesitate to declare that they are helping the terrorists. I can think of no graver offense against our democracy.

Ned Lamont's victory in Connecticut scares Cheney for one simple reason: It demonstrates that a free and independent people can and do hold public officials accountable for their words and deeds.

If the terrorists are indeed paying any attention to the Connecticut primary results, they must be worried.

The people of Connecticut spoke out loud and clear in favor of change. Ned Lamont will stand strong for the people of Connecticut, and put tough and smart foreign policies ahead of the politics of fear and more "stay the course" failures. Republicans will stop at nothing to make sure that the November elections are not a referendum on their misguided policy in Iraq or on the way they have run our country for the past six years. Unfortunately, this time the facts are getting in their way.

The American people are ready to change an administration that let Osama bin Laden escape. They are ready to change a Congress that let precious years go by without demanding the implementation of the recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission to keep us safe.

They are ready to change a policy on Iraq that has drained our resources, weakened our security, stretched our troops and recruited new terrorists.

The November election will teach Dick Cheney and others of his ilk that they cannot use fear to cling to power. As Will Rogers said, "It's no disgrace not to be able to run a country nowadays, but it is a disgrace to keep on trying when you know you can't."

Edward M. Kennedy is a U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

70 Comments:

Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Beautiful prose Senator Kennedy...and thank you for being brave and sharing them with the American public...You nailed Ambien Cheney & the WH for what what they are...

Fitzie, thank you for the new thread and may you have a wonderful day!

12:10 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

It's about time that our Democratic
leaders stand up to this incompetent, corrupt, ignorant, theocratic, spendthrift, warmongering administration. Go Ted! and Ned! and everyone else that is willing to speak for us.

12:22 PM  
Blogger t said...

Very nice Senator Kennedy, thanks for standing up for democracy.

CC GMNUK, got to meet him while in DC-very personable-of course;-)
yes, thanks for the new thread, Fitz. Some people just don't play nice

This is the drivel we must kick to the curb in OH-he's delusional!
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DeWine told H-P workers the Patriot Act knocked down barriers between the CIA and FBI, so they are now allowed to communicate when one is gathering intelligence and the other is investigating the same person for a crime." What we've seen in Great Britain is just an example of what good intelligence and good law enforcement will do," he said.

"The best homeland security is stopping these guys before they do it."

DeWine also said the Patriot Act's broadening of wire tapping authority is crucial. "You've got to know what the bad guys are doing," he said. "If al-Qaida is calling into the United States, we'd better be listening."

DeWine is a member of four Senate committees, among them the Intelligence Committee, which is the only one that meets behind closed doors. He probably spends 40 percent to 50 percent of his time on Intelligence Committee work, he said.
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He sits behind closed doors watching Faux news all day and his "Intel work" is figuring out ways to help his dumbya get around the pesky constitution!

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

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Monday!


I read Kennedy's comments yesterday. A point well taken by Kennedy! Kennedy should have asked the Ambien when did he served in any war??? Cheney has the nerve to label Lamont as an anti-war candidate that is connected to terrorists! Cheney's comments was nothing but ignorance and campaign propaganda! I am glad that people like Kennedy, Feingold, and Howard Dean, and others are speaking out against the Gerbil and company.. It is time for Democrats, Independents, and the few non-corrupted GOPs to step up to the plate and call a spade a spade against the asswipes in the WH!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Top of the morning all
What I woke up to was the White House isn't supporting the Republican candidate in Ct. they backing Holy Joe. Something is wrong with that picture. A Republican who is running and has supported the party all this life is now dumped for a so called Independent Demo crate what's with that. I wonder what the Ct. republican voters think of the plan.

As for comments made by Cheney well he see his empire of stealing falling down, his business friends are taking the money and leaving, he sleeps more and more scared he wont wake up, to many elected officials on the payroll and he doesn't know if the new ones will take the bribe. Remember the Nixon plan to put judges that follow orders, pay journalist to spread propaganda, may media to do the same, invade oil countries, put pipeline in place, appoint middle east leaders who do as you tell them and cause chaos around the world while all this is going on Bush/Cheney crime team steals taxpayers money and put the US Treasury in debt over 9 trillion dollars. Oh yes Karl Rove's game of saying Republicans are more religious and have moral/family values. Please look at the poll taken for the true results most likely our own Dr. Evil is in it.

Poll: Christians 'addicted to porn'; 50% of men, 20% of women

Now that explains why the porn star was such a hit at the Republican fund raisers. Hookergate was just a normal event for our elected officials while they say others aren't following God's rules. I guess the affair of George and Connie isn't wrong with the way these people understand religion or it might be do as I say do not as I do.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Thank you Fitz
Thank You Mr. Kennedy

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

Folks,

More in the news:

Bush appointee splits time between Labor Department, TV punditry

Her TV commentary may point to a conflict of interest while she earns a government paycheck.

White House: Bush declines to back Republican in CT

The White House today refused to announce support the Republican challenger to Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), RAW STORY has learned

Go Bill and Melinda Gates!

Gates criticises HIV abstinence policies

Bill and Melinda Gates have come off the political fence and publicly backed key causes of Aids campaigners, criticising the abstinence policies beloved of the US government and calling for more rights for women and help for sex workers.

Finally for Jackie! You wanted to know where Potty Gross has been doing lately:

From TPMMuckraker:

Latte Alert: Former Bush CIA Chief Drinks 'Em

Since learning that Rep. Katherine Harris drinks Starbucks lattes, we've put the word out to our network of Washington informants: if you see anyone important ordering coffee, we want to know.
The Muckphone rang a little after nine this morning: Recently deposed CIA chief Porter Goss was just in a Starbucks on Capitol Hill, a reliable tipster told me. I saw him order a grande latte.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said. I think (and hope) that Senator Kennedy spoke for the majority of the Americans. By now most Americans are waking up to the sinister agenda of the present leaders.
D

1:33 PM  
Blogger t said...

DC's 'Open secret': Rumsfeld wants to quit Iraq

It is an "open secret" in Washington US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld "wants to extricate himself from Iraq" but President George W. Bush "remains resolute," thus the US hangs on, a US investigative reporter has written.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Rummy needs to be removed and put in a nursing home. The Gerbil and company and have the mentality of the FDR era when we are in an information and technology age. It is time for Rummy for go.

In other news:

The GOP really wants the GOP candidate in Connecticut to quit the race.


Despite the revelation that he used to gamble under an assumed name, and once got the boot from a casino, Schlesinger vowed to stay and fight the good fight.

The state's Republican governor, Jodi Rell, has suggested he drop out of the race. As AP reported earlier:
"Gov. Rell is disturbed by this new information and believes that Alan Schlesinger should seriously consider whether he should go forward with his campaign," said Rell spokesman Judd Everhart.
Schlesinger shrugged her comments off. Through an intermediary, Schlesinger said, he told the governor, "What's your problem? Worry about your race and I'll worry about mine.


http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001125.php


CT-SEN: GOP Candidate Waiting In Wings Would Spend $1.5 Million Or More On Race

Jack Orchulli -- the wealthy businessman who says he'll run on the GOP line for Senate in Connecticut if hapless current GOP candidate Alan Schlesinger steps aside -- has just told me that he'd spend at least $1.5 million of his own money to make the race.

http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2006/aug/14/ct_sen_gop_candidate_waiting_in_wings_would_spend_1_5_million_or_more_on_race


From WSJ:

A woman CEO for Pepsi:

PepsiCo's CEO to Retire;
Nooyi Is Named New Chief

Indra K. Nooyi, culminating a 12-year climb up the company ladder and overcoming a strong rival internally, will take over as chief executive at PepsiCo Inc. effective Oct. 1.
Ms. Nooyi, 50 years old and currently Pepsi's president and chief financial officer, will succeed Steve Reinemund, 58 years old. Mr. Reinemund said he will retire as chairman next May in order to spend more time with his wife and four children. In a conference call with analysts and investors Monday,


Feds Want Skilling to Pick Up Lay’s Tab


When federal prosecutors filed money judgment motions in the wake of their winning convictions against Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling in May, they asked the court to order Skilling to pay $139.3 mllion and Lay $43.5 million.
On Friday, the government asked Judge Sim Lake to order Skilling to pony up Lay’s share and pay roughly $183 million for his role in the conspiracy and fraud at Enron. Here’s the AP story.
When Lay died of heart failure on July 5, it thwarted the government’s efforts to win a money judgment against him. Indeed, Lay’s lawyers have begun the process of expunging their client’s criminal record beecause he hadn’t yet appealed his conviction or been sentenced.
Because they were each convicted on the same conspiracy charge, prosecutors said that Skilling is “liable for all the proceeds attributable to all co-conspirators, indicted or unindicted, including Lay,” because they participated in the same scheme.


Skilling should have cooperated with the prosecutors and investigators from the get-go. Now, Skilling will now be labeled as the poster boy as the example of justice being served in one of the highest profile corporate scandal in the U.S.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

T,

How often do you go to DC? I hope you get to meet the Senator...As I have not always been 100% in agreement with his views -- still the majority of his positions have been more to my taste...

I do believe Ted Kennedy is admirable for not only his long service to his country...but because he has gotten so many important laws passed over his 44 years in Congress (good at negotiating), and his work on Civil Rights, etc. ...

PS...I hope to get to DC some day soon...I love to travel and I want to experience the city...if I have any time next year I would love to get up there during the Libby trial and drop in if they allow some seats for the public...it would put a smile on my face...

2:35 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

I'm happy Lamont won. Now I think Democrats will begin to use blogs more to express there opinions.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

SPB said:

"Rummy needs to be removed and put in a nursing home. The Gerbil and company and have the mentality of the FDR era when we are in an information and technology age. It is time for Rummy for go."

LOL...I thought Ambien was already in a nursing home the way he naps through the afternoon daily...very true about these guys mentality from the 40s and 50s...

2:38 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Hello Jordan,

Good to see you...I was very happy about Lamont's win too...I agree on the blogging...

2:43 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

The Liar/Decider in Chief is currently speaking. Defending "democracy in the Middle East". Mr. Pres....we've heard this rhetoric for six years. We've heard all of your excuses for
failure in Iraq. We know now that you apparently encouraged Mr. Olmert to go after Hezbollah in Lebanon. Another smashing success
for you and your cabal of nincompoops! You and those morons have stolen our children and grandchildren's future. You have stolen the lives of our young men and women in this continuing fiasco in Iraq. You have stolen the lives of 250,000 innocent Iraqis....now another 3-4000 Lebanese. You have stolen all of their futures as well.

HAIL TO THE THIEF!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Jordan:

Good to see you back on the blog. Well wishes to you in Vermont. I am glad that Lamont won. I will continue to support Lamont!

CC:

The Ambien Cheney escaped from the nursing home. He only sneaks back for his pills! LOL! I get a huge vain in my forehead and neck everytime the FDR gang in the WH speak about technology, environment, the strategies in the Iraq and other countries, and so on. When I see that our education in this country is number 24 and yet 20 years ago, we were number 1 and countries like Canada, China, Japan, Korea, India, and other 3rd world countries have surpassed us in education, now you know why! When you have a moron-in-chief that has the mentality that we need to "smoke out" the terrorists, what does that tell you? This ain't the Gun Smoke series! Folks, get out and vote come November!

3:07 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Well,he's finally finished. What a complete embarassment that man has become for this entire country...maybe even the entire world.

He has a consistent theme...trrer,trrer,treer. Maybe he should "look in the eye" of the person in the mirror before he makes a fool of himself in the next
press conference.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, the Gerbil is definitely the hamster on the wheel that refuses to change directions or change the course.

More on the Lickerman's website shutdown:


Update: Was Lieberman's E-mail Really Down?

Here's something curious, first pointed out by the blog run by the campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont: Despite claims from Sen. Joe Lieberman's (D-CT) re-election campaign that on Monday a hacker brought down their Web site and email service, they managed to send out on Tuesday morning a mass e-mail invitation for a Lieberman "victory" party later that day.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001325.php


This is an interesting article about Senator Burn's aide:

Burns aide accidentally gives reporter profanity-laced earful


The Daily Press of Newport News, Va., was calling Burns' office for further comment on a recent outburst by the senator (R-Mt.) blasting Virginia firefighters in Montana when the young staffer who answered, erroneously believing the reporter to be a friend, proceeded with a host of obscenity-laced comments not intended for public consumption. The aide at one point even allegedly said, "...you can tell Sen. George Allen of Virginia to [vulgarity deleted]."

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Burns_aide_goes_on_accidental_tirade_0814.html

What happen to word decorum?

3:59 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Good afternoon...So, I slept in my morning. I'm old...i'm cranky...Where's my damned oatmeal.
A good egg fer sure, over easy please. The parrots with the one voice are angering at the lamont, but their moldy lies go through both ears of even conservatives republicans, the tip of the iceberg, as they grovel on the confusion of complicating neoconic false flag terror alerts, hoping?
I'm hoping that alex jones am wrong.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

This is truly sad about the American people's mentality. This country need to be more educated than entertained.

Seven dwarfs more famous than US judges: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Show White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday.

Just over 60 percent of respondents were able to name Bart as Homer's son on the television show "The Simpsons," while only 20.5 percent were able to name one of the ancient Greek poet Homer's epic poems, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey."
Asked what planet Superman was from, 60 percent named the fictional planet Krypton, while only 37 percent knew that Mercury is the planet closest to the sun.
Respondents were far more familiar with the Three Stooges -- Larry, Curly and Moe -- than the three branches of the U.S. government -- judicial, executive and legislative. Seventy-four percent identified the former, 42 percent the latter.
Twice as many people (23 percent) were able to identify the most recent winner of the television talent show "American Idol," Taylor Hicks, as were able to name the Supreme Court Justice confirmed in January 2006, Samuel Alito (11 percent).


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060814/us_nm/life_poll_dc_1

5:58 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

SPB..sad. And is there any wonder that this enept administration can keep getting away with "MURDER" when the American public is so out to lunch????????

6:12 PM  
Anonymous lthuedk said...

The stubborn Republican base needs repeated cold slaps in the face until fully awake.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/triptych.html

Hi all.

6:28 PM  
Blogger t said...

Evening All and Hello Jordan,

This is an interesting clip of Sy Hersh telling Wolf Blizter that his sources are the same ones who have always told him truth.

That was a breath of fresh air.

CNN & New Yorker - Bush Planned Lebanon War Months Before

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://64.226.238.78/PA/pk/pk225.shtml

Nah, Bush and the republican machine would never stoop to politicizing the real dangers of terrorism, they would never put others at risk to further their own agendas and distract the American people from what is really happening, they would never use fear as a tool.....would they? Nah...

7:14 PM  
Blogger t said...

lthuedk,

Nice work and I just sent you an email about another idea;-)

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anon said
Nah, Bush and the republican

Yeah, and aren't they all a bit late in the game.

7:25 PM  
Blogger dream-soldier said...

A Dangerous Exemption
By Zbigniew Brzezinski
July/August 2006

Given that the Middle East is currently the central challenge facing America, Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have rendered a public service by initiating a muchneeded public debate on the role of the “Israel lobby” in the shaping of U.S. foreign policy.

The participation of ethnic or foreignsupported lobbies in the American policy process is nothing new. In my public life, I have dealt with a number of them. I would rank the IsraeliAmerican, CubanAmerican, and ArmenianAmerican lobbies as the most effective in their assertiveness. The Greek and TaiwaneseAmerican lobbies also rank highly in my book. The PolishAmerican lobby was at one time influential (Franklin Roosevelt complained about it to Joseph Stalin), and I daresay that before long we will be hearing a lot from the Mexican, Hindu, and ChineseAmerican lobbies as well.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/users/login.php?story_id=3510&URL=http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3510

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.prisonplanet.com/bilderberg_plotting_to_bushwack_iraq.html

8:21 PM  
Blogger t said...

Fellow bloggers, this is a beta but works well with blogspot

Introducing Windows Live Writer

The first thing to notice about Writer is that it enables true WYSIWYG blog authoring. You can now author your post and know exactly what it will look like before you publish it. Writer knows the styles of your blog such as headings, fonts, colors, background images, paragraph spacing, margins and block quotes and enables you to edit your post using these styles.
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My new dancing t keeps trolls away;-)

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My new dancing t keeps trolls away
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But doesn't t stand for troll?

8:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

lthuedk:

Nice work!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Sheeesh, isn't this typical of our corrupt government taking advantage of everyday people

From the AP:

Luxury spending found in legal program

"The federal program that provides legal help to poor Americans turns away half of its applicants for lack of resources. But that hasn't stopped its executives from lavishing expensive meals, chauffeur-driven cars and foreign trips on themselves.

Agency documents obtained by The Associated Press detail the luxuries that executives of the Legal Services Corp. have given themselves with federal money — from $14 "Death by Chocolate" desserts to $400 chauffeured rides to locations within cab distance of their offices.

The government-funded corporation also has a spacious headquarters in Washington's tony Georgetown district — with views of the Potomac River and a rent significantly higher than other tenants in the same building..."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/
legal_rich___poor

***********************************

God help us clean up this shameful and corruption!!!!!

9:10 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Evening all:

Thank you Edward Kennedy! I admire the Kennedy's so much for their love of this country!! :)

9:27 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

T:
I like your new dancing "T"...cute! :)

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new target letters, indictments and no black Mondays for Neocons. Ain't life grand?

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter ROCKS!! Al Rogers/Rodgers is the MAN!!!

9:51 PM  
Blogger t said...

no anon alot of things start with t -not troll in this case, my sweet
Al Rodgers, now that would be a troll (and he also doesn't understand how the criminal justice system works)

CC-rather often like 3 weeks over the summer and it wasn't fun at day camp;-)

Cindy Sheehans' Camp Democracy will be going on in the National Mall. Let me know if you can go anytime through the month- I am going for a (working) week and taking all the reps pink fuzzy balls. We thought it would be better to get them all after they return from their undeserved break.
I would probably live there, ifthe cost of living weren't so high-but idaknow-I may get there eventually-its just too HOT in the summer with the humidity! But lots of things I have to work on are there-that be the place they happen-and that's where I keep ending up.

I have a fun girlfriend close by to stay with, so its a lot different than living out of a hotel for a job.

S-Q Thanks;-) You were missed on the blog, t was wondering if we'd have send out the team Where's S-Q?

9:59 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Wow! You guys were busy chatting away...it has taken me awhile to catch up on reading all the posts! LOL

10:07 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Thanks T! The Scooby Gang? hehe

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new target letters, indictments and no black Mondays for Neocons. Ain't life grand?

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q has big tits.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allen Quip Provokes Outrage, Apology

RICHMOND, Aug. 15 -- Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) apologized Monday for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments the senator made to a 20-year-old volunteer of Indian descent.
At a campaign rally in southwest Virginia on Friday, Allen repeatedly called a volunteer for Democrat James Webb "macaca." During the speech in Breaks, near the Kentucky border, Allen began by saying that he was "going to run this campaign on positive, constructive ideas" and then pointed at S.R. Sidarth in the crowd.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXpcnhwFlIA

If the link doesn't work, it is youtube.com key words, Shock and Awe and 9/11.

Warning graphic, sad, shameful and depressing.

10:40 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Someone please tell me, how did he get in the WH?

Laugh At Him!!

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Lickerman pic

The Luckless Penny-in-chief

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rense.com//
general73/red.htm

http://www.savethemales.ca/index.htm

The speakers discuss fabricating terror attacks and scares in order to influence the November elections:
read.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.physics911.net/
germanintel.htm

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.physics911.net/
nuclearfalseflag.htm

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've cum to say goodnight to Bipoxy..

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I don't like you that much either .. goodnight

12:23 AM  
Blogger SpaceCommand said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

12:39 AM  
Blogger SpaceCommand said...

First of all we may choose to more fully understand the history of the 1993 WTC episode.

Patrick Fitzgerald played a part in its prosecution along with the current DHS director Chertoff.

It is sad to see how the sting was instituted by our government, where a basically retarded Moslem was told to "go live with the operation." His instructions were received from the FBI, and tape recorded.

That simple fact has not exonerated the defendants, even though it is documented.

What are people of the United States of America, comprising the individual states, supposed to think regarding this track record?

Are such operations continuing, and with respect to otherwise innocent people? The edges are unraveling about the latest travel inconveniences as being politically motivated investigations complete with patsies and double moles.

How long are we going to fall for this, and instigate this kind of process?

Oh no we are not talking about lies here, but the documented facts surrounding "Bin Laden et al," and Al Qaeda which means "the base," which is nothing more or less than a CIA database of Mujuhadin from Afghanistan.

You can read the Scowcroft Commission Report, and realize the task we face is the survival of a free and open society verses the closed monolithic stereotype of the former Soviet Union, totalitarianism. What is the direction and flow of leadership today, favoring one or the other? Does the really big money add up by its support of all sides in a conflict? Is it a time when paradigms exist together in a strangeness of lies meeting the obvious?

Do people get anything here? Is there is no proper science, no consistent logging of the facts, just raving Rove nonsense?

What are we supposed to think when the esteemed and honorable Vice President tells us such well worn “attack dog,” rhetoric?

I think it is time to call in the only man who can save these United States, namely the National Geographic channel favorite; you guessed it, the Dog Whisperer!

1:21 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Top of the morning all
Hi E I miss you in these morning hours I hope everything is ok

Let's see what today has to bring and hope it's some good news. All the talk about who won in the conflict between Israel/Lebanon well I don't think there were any winners but if the job was to destroy Hezbollah then the mission was not completed. The lost of lives on both sides questions was it worth it as Israel wanted three soldiers back yet lost many soldiers and Lebanon lost innocent woman and children. That's way war is not the answer to conflict.
Have a great day all

6:59 AM  
Blogger t said...

Good Morning Justice Bloggers,

Jackie, yes indeed-women and children always suffer the most in war-and then some wonder why me complains so loud!
Good pic's anon 12:37, I needed some new ones for the blog
mAnnie 12:58 could ya drop the trash talk-I see someone must have forgotten to wash your mouth out with soap in childhood

Space command- I understand and share some of your concerns. 1993 case is good, but read through Fitz's other cases too. He is meticulous and consistent in all of them

There's other things one can do-are you educating your neighbors who may not have internet skills/access?

A friend of mine claims we need to go house-to-house to inform people about what's really going on adn what to do about it...but that sounds like alot of work and I have plenty-so I do community education forums instead. Another friend advertises it

If you (or anyone) want to do some and need links for materials-contact me. "Articles of Impeachment" and "Patriot Act-what citizens need to know" are two of them.
Gotta Run-s-q see email;-)

8:43 AM  
Anonymous don't feel safe anymore said...

It's a Black Tuesday for Neocons.
And they suck at National Security too.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new target letters, indictments and no black Tuesdays for Neocons. Ain't life grand?

10:06 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

TGIT!

This is an interesting piece of news regarding the NatWest/Enron scandal fron WSJ:

Did Gonzales Put the Kibosh On a NatWest Three Perp Walk?

On the afternoon Britain extradited the NatWest Three to the U.S. on Enron-related fraud charges, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales called the U.S. Marshal’s office in Houston and instructed the office to remove their handcuffs and leg chains, reports the U.K.’s Telegraph.
In case you don’t closely follow U.K. political controversies, the NatWest Three — a trio of former British bankers facing Enron-related charges — are stuck in Houston after a judge ruled last month that they cannot go back to England pending their September trial. The trio’s plight has become a cause celebre in the U.K. and the government there has been widely criticized for not blocking their extradition.
Some Enron watchers, including Houston’s Clear Thinker Tom Kirkendall, have ruminated on why the NatWest three wasn’t subjected to a “perp walk,” the parading of handcuffed white-collar defendants in front of the media. Asks Kirkendall, a lawyer who’s defending former Enron executives in civil litigation, “So much for the ruse that Enron-related criminal cases are not subject to political pressure, wouldn’t you say?


It makes you wonder why Gonzo has personally intervene in the NatWest case and why this case is important to him and the Gerbil.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter Rocks, Al Rogers/Rodgers is the MAN!!!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Bubba speaks out:

From Thinkprogress:

VIDEO: Bill Clinton Calls Lieberman’s Iraq Stance The ‘Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Position’ »

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, former President Bill Clinton explained Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s position on invading Iraq “is the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld position,” and one that nearly all progressives disagree with. Clinton characterized the Lieberman position as: “I want to attack Iraq whether or not they have weapons of mass destruction.”

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/
analysis/091

This isn't the first time Judge Bates has demonstrated his partisan agenda in a courtroom. As a deputy to Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr during the 1990s, Bates helped override executive privilege to secure evidence from the Clintons. As one of Bush's early federal court selections not long afterwards, he ruled that Tricky Dick Cheney didn't have to reveal to congressional investigators who was on his energy task force or what they did because of executive privilege. Last year Bates refused relief for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and sent to Guantanamo Bay as an "enemy combatant," who simply wanted to stop interrogation techniques such as beatings, threats of rape, and the use of his body as a "human mop" to wipe urine off the floor (Bates said this "would present a grave risk to the public interest"). Bates also ruled that the recording industry could acquire the names of online music downloaders from internet service providers, although his decision was later overturned on appeal.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Brutal Arkansas heat stalls Clinton birthday bash

Bubba will be celebrating his 60th birthday this Saturday. How did the Gerbil celebrated his 60th birthday in July? In Chicago on a two day visit and had dinner with Mayor Daley! I think I would have choosen Bubba's birthday bash because Al Green will be performing.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/
Bush_calls_for_sealing_of_Syrias_
0815.html

People don't listen to this man's ramblings anymore nor do they rely on Israel's leaders' words either. The characters of both are on display for all to see.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous lthuedk said...

Thank you T and spb.

While the actions of dependent thinkers - Bush's 30% - continues depressingly on, the busy little fingers of the dictatorship explore democracy's weaknesses 24/7.

But, a sea change has occurred.

Agent Lieberman's bust by the People is bad news for PNAC subversives and their theofascist tools. The grifters are coming out of the shadows now, consolidating defensively, with all defense lawyers switched on.

A bust is in progress, I think.

Meanwhile, the goose-stepping Dobsonists continue heading for Eagle Prominence for a spin.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/
2004/08/295000.shtml

IS THIS TRUE??

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was Frank Olson killed? And how is Rumsfeld and Cheney connected?

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His(Frank Olson's) family had no idea of the details of the accident until the Rockefeller Commission started uncovering some of the CIA's MKULTRA activities. In 1975, the government admitted that Olson had been unwittingly dosed with LSD. White House staffers Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney arranged for President Gerald Ford to meet with the Olson family and personally apologize on behalf of the United States government. The government offered them an out of court settlement, which they accepted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Olson

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah...you ever go snipe hunting? Tastes just like chicken. Wear your best walking shoes.

1:34 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Good morning. A nice day here.
If I may post off topic, another good egg, Bubba, has squared off with the "Corporate" government, and it's questionable policies.

Bill Clinton defines the difference between the philsophy of "We The People" and the ideology of "Corporate Government". Thom Hartman, a regular on KPOJ Radio was at the event. He reflected that Clinton gave this speech off the top of his head, and pointed out the profound differences between Dubya and Bubba.

Clinton-Seattle speech 7-31-06

Former President Bill Clinton speech in Seattle at fundraiser for Washington Congressman Jim McDermott.

Note: This content may require the latest RealPlayer, which is not available on Windows 95, Mac OS9 or Linux systems.

It can also be found at http://www.620kpoj.com

2:01 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Hi E I miss you in these morning hours I hope everything is ok

Hi Jackie every things ok .. have had family med stuff to take care
of..

I have bee amazed at how our racial issues are trying to push us back to the 60's ..after watching a documentary on Johnson and Viet Nam..it is the same now only Johnson was trying to push us forward and Bush is trying to take us back..and both were from Texas.
It as if these old die hards in this admin..just want to go back in time''

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't recall if this one was posted, Amber:


http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/analysis/091

Federal Judge OKs Law Signed by Bush Even Though the House Never Voted on It. We Need a Real Judiciary Again
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Mon, 08/14/2006 - 3:19pm. Analysis
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Last Friday, Federal District Judge John D. Bates conducted yet another feeble judicial capitulation to the Bush Administration when he ruled that it was acceptable for the president to sign a bill that had not been passed by Congress.
As many BuzzFlash readers may recall, a clerical error created a $2 billion discrepancy between two versions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which each respectively passed the House and Senate by the slimmest of margins. The mistake was quickly identified, but Bush rushed to sign the stingier copy - which cut two years off of Medicare coverage for certain medical equipment - despite being warned in advance that the bill he was about to approve had only been voted on by one half of Congress.
As we have previously noted about this story, the Constitution is pretty clear on how a bill becomes a law, and that's not it. If a teenager wrote a paper advocating this process in civics class, he or she would receive a failing grade. Nevertheless, Bush's lawyers are fervently trying to defend this fatuity instead of simply admitting for once that the president messed up. Hey, when you've gone through the trouble of putting jurists like Judge Bates on the bench, why not?
Bates' opinion (pdf) relies almost exclusively on dictum from Field v. Clark. But both houses of Congress passed the same bill in that case. It was also decided in 1892. What brilliant insight did Bates draw from this decision? His conclusion that any bill signed off to by the president and the presiding officers of the House and Senate is to be considered "complete and unimpeachable" proof of propriety, "thus precluding judicial consideration of any other evidence," including the congressional record and testimony from Congress or even the clerk who committed the error.
In other words, as long as the right three people have their signatures on a bill, the courts are powerless to say it can't be a law regardless of the circumstances. One can only imagine the fun Bush and Republican leaders could have if this ruling is not overturned (although they have given themselves quite a few powers extralegally already).

Sure enough, the Court considered and dismissed this very scenario in Field due to its apparent absurdity: "It is said that . . . it becomes possible for the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate to impose upon the people as a law a bill that was never passed by congress. But this possibility is too remote to be seriously considered in the present inquiry." Unfortunately even Justice John Marshall Harlan, who was later famously able to foresee the dire consequences of Plessy v. Ferguson in his lone dissent, could not anticipate the unbridled levels of corruption and incompetence that George W. Bush has thus far achieved.

This isn't the first time Judge Bates has demonstrated his partisan agenda in a courtroom. As a deputy to Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr during the 1990s, Bates helped override executive privilege to secure evidence from the Clintons. As one of Bush's early federal court selections not long afterwards, he ruled that Tricky Dick Cheney didn't have to reveal to congressional investigators who was on his energy task force or what they did because of executive privilege. Last year Bates refused relief for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and sent to Guantanamo Bay as an "enemy combatant," who simply wanted to stop interrogation techniques such as beatings, threats of rape, and the use of his body as a "human mop" to wipe urine off the floor (Bates said this "would present a grave risk to the public interest"). Bates also ruled that the recording industry could acquire the names of online music downloaders from internet service providers, although his decision was later overturned on appeal.

To his credit, Bates did stand up to the White House once, demanding that they make some response to credible allegations that Ahmed Abu Ali, an American citizen, was being held in Saudi Arabia on Bush's behalf in order use torture to extract a confession. When they were unable to do so (they never even tried), Ali was finally extradited and tried in an American court with most of his rights. Nevertheless, this may have been an instance when illegalities were so egregious that Bates was unable to look the other way, and its unclear how little of an explanation he would have accepted in order to leave Ali to rot oversees as he did to Khadr.

It's still probably a safe bet that Bates is otherwise onboard with the Bush agenda. After all, Chief Justice Roberts quietly appointed him to the secret United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court last Febuary - nobody else knew until someone noticed Bates' online biography had been updated with the information a month later. Unfortunately, Bates took the old spot of Judge James Robertson, who quit in protest after it was revealed Bush had been bypassing the court to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens without warrants.

Last week's ruling shows how important it is these days to have an independent judiciary who isn't afraid to stand up to the executive branch when it breaks a law (not to mention 26 different laws, according to a recent report from Rep. Conyers). Too many federal judges have meekly deferred to executive privilege or "state secrets" regardless of how blatantly Bush might be tearing apart the Constitution. Just three weeks ago U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kennelly in Chicago ruled that the ACLU couldn't sue AT&T for releasing phone records to NSA because the entire program was supposed to be confidential.
In Federalist 51, James Madison poignantly explained the importance of checks and balances: "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

Despite his supposed direct connection to God, Bush is no angel. And that's exactly why we need controls like judicial review to keep him in line. Luckily, justice still has another opportunity in Conyers v. Bush, a lawsuit filed on behalf of congressional Democrats on the same issue.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

2:54 AM  
Anonymous Fuck Fitzgerald said...

Mr Prosecuter - do you have what is takes for a career in public service?

6:38 PM  

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