Oct 14, 2006

Viva De La Vega...


Blogger t said...

Good Morning JB's,

"Voter rights revival" today in Cols
wonder if I'll see any concerned republicans.

Campbell attacks Blair over Iraq

The Lib Dem leader attacked Mr Blair over his decision to send troops to Iraq, saying: "In foreign policy the Prime Minister has elevated belief over evidence, conviction over judgment and instinct over understanding.

"Quite simply he has presided over a foreign policy which is neither ethical nor effective."

But he pledged the Lib Dems would continue their opposition to the conflict, saying: "Because the truth is that security is not being gained, but is being lost.

"Terrorism is not being defeated, it is being invigorated. Freedom is not being spread, it is being undermined."

Good job Team Fitz, that's a conviction that sticks...

The 32-page order effectively told Ryan, who was convicted in April along with co-defendant Larry Warner at the close of a six-month trial, to start serving his 61/2-year federal prison sentence on Jan. 4 as scheduled.

In the other Chicago case, I wonder if the subject will stay in Syria, I'm sure they won't give him up

9:21 AM  
Blogger t said...

I read the former pros article last night-interesting. If Bush dares pardon them with a dem house/senate, I predict riots, hope it doesn't happen!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the other Chicago case, I wonder if the subject will stay in Syria, I'm sure they won't give him up

Why not they were willing to hand over OBL...

9:46 AM  
Anonymous dr ruth said...

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
- Aldous Huxley

Dis is patently false!

9:51 AM  
Blogger t said...

Anon 10:46,

Got more info or a link on that? very interesting...

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Top of the morning all
I read Liz's article. Some names are new to me but she's right. But, this is not the Iran-Contra affair. Bush has the power to pardon yes all criminals but if he pardons Libby it would be seen as a guilty man set free. In this Administration there are two many criminal cases and friends of Bush who will soon go to jail. The public will have an out cry but people like Abramoff, Cunningham, Ney, Jefferson, DeLay ask SPB the other criminals names. Will all be looking for a get out of jail card too. Libby is becoming a small problem as other higher titled people get indicted. If Bush were to pardon Libby it just might destroy the base of the Republican party. Is Libby that important. Now let's look at Rove. Yes he could get a pardon this month for past, present and future crimes. Karl has so many criminal acts he'll need that pardon before Bush loses power. As for Fitz well he has been seen by the US and the World as one of the greatest Attorneys. Name recognition is important. Notice how the other DOJ Attorneys in the Enron case are gone to better jobs. Being an Attorney right now is the best job. There will be so many cases when the change of power in Washington comes. These guys will be spending all their stolen money for legal help. Remember the GOP and their Big Business friends are also international crooks. So cases will be all over the world as the crimes were done overseas too.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the GOP scrambles nationwide to retain its majority, scandal-ridden Ohio appears to be falling off the financial radar screen.

Television time is being forsaken for House candidates. And national promotions of the state's gubernatorial candidate by the Republican Governors Association popped up, then disappeared.

Ohio Republicans are trying to regroup amid a guilty plea Friday by U.S. Rep. Bob Ney in a Washington influence-peddling case and the trial of GOP fundraiser Tom Noe - accused of stealing from a state investment in rare coins - set to begin next week. Their national counterparts are following suit, focusing every last penny on races they believe they can win.

Those include U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine's seat, which is being hotly contested by U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown; U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce's seat, which Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy is seeking; and the seat Ney is vacating, which the party hopes state Rep. Joy Padgett can win over Democrat Zach Space.

"As races change, dynamics change," said Ed Patru, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. "We're not going to continue spending money in races where we're significantly ahead and, conversely, in some races if it looks to be out of reach, you're not going to dump a bunch of money into it."

earthlink news.net

In recent days, advertising has been pulled. Wahoo! Isn't Ohio the state where W. asked if they worked? And the jobless rate is so high?

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stormy morning everyone:
Thunderstorms here..so I'm not going to the mountains today..perhaps tomorrow...

First openly gay person elected to Congress dies

BOSTON - Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, several days after he collapsed while walking his dog, his husband said

11:32 AM  
Anonymous rufus rumquart said...

When Ohio is spelled backwards the first 2 letters are OI.


Think about it people.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this would mean an American dictatorship, of course, but Bush came into office saying he wouldn't mind one -- if he could be the dictator. Funny, how the media never repeats the words that we really need to hear to understand who Bush really is. Just a day ago he said that loss in Iraq would mean the loss of the Middle East, and the loss of the Middle East would mean the loss of the world's foremost strategic resource, oil. He said we'd be condemned by distant posterity. He is a man bent on war, and he doesn't care at all what we think of his means or ends.


Front of CloakandDagger.de

We all know that Bush wants Iran and how he operates. Is the pressure being put on Bush to hit Iran as an October surprise or just to get it done? Stranger things have happened, is N. Korea a diversion to take eyes and ears off of Iran?

Like bin Laden was, all is quiet about Iran now. But yet, why did those sailors contact 'The Nation' about only Congress can declare war?

False flag...again? How many more need slaughtered for Bushco. and their ilk?

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Warning: Graphic.

Why would anyone dare use depleted uranium? Proud of the CIC?

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it time to do some clean-up?




False flags?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...


You on Daily Show

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While on the D.U. subject this is a good video called poisoned legacy.


1:34 PM  
Blogger t said...

And the jobless rate is so high?

As someone who has spent time in all four corners of this place-yes-Clev looks like its been bombed-infrastruture damaged and not replaced-half torn down and taped, fenced off...southern is poor, poorest and poorer than them. I was shocked to see such poverty within this state.
central is ok-jobless rate not yet 5%-but its a house of cards.

this film is shocking -what he gave away even more so

Of course, now there are several more names we can add to the list

Surveillance video from 1985 shows American stealing secrets for Israel

Have a great afternoon all, its very nice weather here today;-)

2:26 PM  
Anonymous power to the truth said...

It seems that they look right past the fact that he was Republican, and used the whole thing as a tool to promote anti-gay prejudice. Whaddya expect though? I used to be Christian Right and I know how they act. I'm so sick of the stuff they pull. Now don't get me wrong. There are plenty of really nice Christians who aren't hateful at all, and are wonderful people IMHO, but it always seems like many of them are either:

prejudiced against gays
support Israel's destructive policies in the Middle East
support George Bush because they think he represents Christian ideals
use legislation to force their political beliefs on others
are ignorant of real issues in the government(like the Military Commissions
think America's only problems are gays and all the "terrorists" in Iraq

Now I guess I'm kinda preaching to the choir here, but are there any other Christians who see this sort of thing and are disgusted by it?

by erkokite


IMHO, excellent comment.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:48 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Power to the Truth--People who think like what was on your list way are not really good Christians.
I hope you did not give up on Christianity altogether. There are still plenty of non-judgemental, non-ignorant Christians out there. Good luck! It's a rough world.

Speaking of ignorant, Jefferson thinks he can run again and win? Just say 'no way' to voting for people with $90,000 in cash stuffed in their freezers.

Well, Rove's name was mentioned on this thread, so brace yourself folks, for the return of the trolls.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

I have not been disappointed with this blog. I can always find something hilarious here:

"Anonymous said...

Thanks! :-)

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

attention....warning...rancourt stealth mode alert...repeat....rancourt stealth mode alert ....over...

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


President Bush keeps revising his explanation for why the U.S. is in
Iraq, moving from narrow military objectives at first to history-of-civilization stakes now.

Initially, the rationale was specific: to stop
Saddam Hussein from using what Bush claimed were the Iraqi leader's weapons of mass destruction or from selling them to al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.

But 3 1/2 years later, with no weapons found, still no end in sight and the war a liability for nearly all Republicans on the ballot Nov. 7, the justification has become far broader and now includes the expansive "struggle between good and evil."

Bring our troops home, stop enabling Bush with his addictive behaviors. Enough death and destruction to humanity from his dysfunctional problems.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to address the posting by Fitz of Ms. Vega's artilce about Libby.

She does made some valid points about the possiblity from her perspective that Libby would be pardon by the Gerbil. I did read about her perspective about Armitage. The timeline in this case will left very much questiined to the public. The Administration has always to a Nixon/Reagan mentality. I always knew that Libby's lawyers were trying to pull the graymail strategy on Fitz because Libby's lawyer, John D. Cline was the same lawyer for Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal. There have been so much buzz about the October surprise and about Libby being pardoned. Libby's strategies may sound the same as the Oliver North's case. Mr. North's case was dismissed by the use of graymail and so Libby's lawyers are trying to do the same. The only thing that is different is that in the Iran-Contra case, there was no civil lawsuit. But, Libby is named in the Wilson lawsuit. So, don't think that Ms Sloan of CREW and the Wilsons other attorney are not watching the outcome of Fitz's case. Another difference between Iran-Contra case and the leak case is that in both Nixon and Reagan Administration, both presidents never gave their VPs executive power. But, the Gerbil did that for Cheney in March 2003. Libby is just low on the food chain. Now, if Fitz had indicted Rove from that sealed document, then I can see the Gerbil trying to pardon Rove.

No one knows if Rove's October surprise meant Libby. But, you have to remember that there are elected officals that are being investigated and indicted. So, if the Gerbil pardons Libby, what about Tom DeLay, Abramoff, Cunningham, Ney, and others? Might as well send a message that to pardon all GOPs! So, the Gerbil is in the pickle. If he favors one person, his buddies will be pissed and want him to bail them out. But, I think the October surprise that Rove was so confident about backfired because of Foley!!!! Their plans were altered. So, now, the Gerbil, Rove and others have to use the media to keep programming the American people about an October surprise.. And the Wilsons will have a big "surprise" for the smurf, Porkrind, and the Ambien.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous north korea said...

Roger Rancourt has Uranium in his pants.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

One last thing. I heard on Friday about the Rezko not showing up to court. I think the dude planned, took his millions, left the country, and went to a country where the U.S. can't extradite him back. Since, he is Syrian, he is probably there. I see the civil lawsuit or a class action lawsuit in the horizon by the teacher retirement fund since the guy stole millions from the fund. This sounds like the same scam like in Enron where Fastow scammed the CA retirement fund. That retirement fund sued Enron.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Here is another truthout.org about the leak case. And the professor who wrote the article nails it!

The CIA leak case isn't over by a long shot - and Cheney is still at the center of the story.

Armitage may have leaked the information first. But it seems clear that White House officials, including those in the Office of the Vice President, also coordinated an effort to leak the information at almost the same time. In fact, according to the charges against him, Libby leaked Plame's identity to a reporter twice before Armitage ever spoke with Novak.

Fitzgerald explained that Libby's notes contain an instruction from Cheney to "tell information to Ms. Miller on July 8." Libby's position is that "the instruction reflected in his notes to tell ... Judith Miller refers to the NIE [National Intelligence Estimate]. He says he did not discuss Mr. Wilson's wife that day. To our understand[ing] both were discussed."
In other words, Libby claims he was instructed by Cheney only to disclose to Miller portions of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraqi WMD. Fitzgerald suggested that Libby was directed to tell Miller about Plame as well, which is what he went on to do.
Whether Fitzgerald follows up on that suggestion at trial and argues that Cheney explicitly instructed Libby to disclose Plame's CIA status, or only claims that Libby understood that to be the conduct expected of him, remains to be seen. Either way, the role of Cheney and Libby working together will be the most interesting aspect of Libby's trial.
Of course, Fitzgerald has not charged either Libby or Cheney with a crime for that coordinated effort. It is one of the imperfections of relying on criminal investigation for government oversight that it focuses on the question of who gets indicted and convicted, so that objectionable conduct that is not prosecuted ends up looking more acceptable by comparison. As Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus was quoted as saying in a Columbia Journalism Review article earlier this year, "The entire Plame investigation ... has been a distraction from a more fundamental conversation about how the White House handled evidence before the war." But whatever the ultimate legal disposition of the investigation, it is valuable to have learned that at least two of the four or five most powerful men in the United States were willing to disclose information about a CIA officer's identity as part of an effort to insulate the administration.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous rufus rumquart said...

conflicting siesmograph reports lead some scientists to believe that north koreas operation "uranium pants" was a dud.

this will cause the coming detonation of code name "plutonium panties"to be under serious skeptical scrutiny.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Rich takes aim at GOP hypocrisy regarding gays in his column in the Sunday New York Times. Republicans employ gay staff members at the highest levels, yet they champion anti-gay measures, even while neglecting solutions for pressing issues of the day, Rich argues.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous north korea said...

BOOM! There goes the panties.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gerbil Doesn't Know Which Way To Turn These Days

8:44 PM  
Anonymous rufus rumquart said...

regardless of the preliminary successes or failures of the obscene north korean fission weapon experiments, the whole world nervously and with ripened pregnant anticipation awaits the climatic deployment of their "long dong" icbm delivery system.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous north korea said...

The rest of the world is filled with pussies.

We are the champions with the long dong which is much more powerful than the US.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous rufus rumquart said...

...but the world need not worry promiscuously as the first testing of the long dong exploded prematurely and left janes defense weekly sorely dissapointed and caused their editorial ridicule.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous north korea said...

This long dong was only a small warning shot. Next long dong will send jane over the edge!

Signing Off!

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



10:11 PM  
Anonymous rufus rumquart said...

...this failure of the long dong seems to coincide with the postulations of many learned anatomists, geneticists and ballistic physicists when they compared the length of flight and thrust inertia of the deep penetrative weapons of the east vs the west.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good lube helps.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

onward to less lurid topics. so how many shady transactions do you suppose transpired with the NEW internet gambling bill between casino interests and our fine government??? goddamn injuns, lol

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The mainstream media ignored the story, but it was the blogs that made the name of Dr. Philip Zack, the man caught entering the Anthrax storage area, a household word. And it was the blogs, not the mainstream media, that asked why the FBI remained so totally focused on Hatfill, for whom no evidence existed, while going out of their way not to talk to Zack."

Wonder how many millions across the world wonder this very thing, why the cover-up?


10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


* The G.O.P.'s Firewall Strategy
* Options in Iraq : Why staying put is even worse
* Rep. Curt Weldon Probed Over Contracts for His Daughter
* Nuclear North Korea: The Nightmare Comes to Pass
* Politicians Try Out MySpace
* Fla. Dems Attack Election Day Notices
* American Fascism Is on the Rise
* Blair 'agrees' with UK Army chief's Analysis
* Why US may bequeath Bush a hostile Congress
* Christian Right Leader Calls for Gay GOP Purge.


Fascism in America is on the rise, no kidding. "Land of the free"

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why?...because all tin foil hat technology has been finally defeated by the new black ops neuro-control systems covertly funded by indian casio skim-offs.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coporate fascism is on the decline, it has since terror alerts no longer were perceived as legitimate by the populace and whose death toll starts with the neocon defeat Nov 7.

11:47 PM  
Blogger t said...

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12:12 AM  
Blogger t said...


Thanks for your insightful analysis. You should teach someday:-)
When you said
Now, if Fitz had indicted Rove from that sealed document, then I can see the Gerbil trying to pardon Rove.
Yes me too. I see where she is coming from, but thought there was more to it.
Another lawyer I ran that past tonight agreed -he writes about the military tribunal stuff on DU.

No republicans at the Voter rights revival. The film shown was "American Blackout" it was good showing all the voter suppression that took place in 2000 and 2004. I had no idea it was that bad.

Fitz, everyone was excited to know the number of days until the GJ expires. They have worked really hard on their own time, taking days off of work and giving up all spare time to get justice here in OH on the voting issue. Investigators buying their own equipment, etc And its slowly turned the corner;-)

Why is the airport on a heightened state of alert? G'Night

12:15 AM  
Blogger t said...

thanks rr too good not to share

Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Americans Question Bush on 9/11 Intelligence
October 14, 2006

- Many adults in the United States believe the current federal government has not been completely forthcoming on the issue of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a poll by the New York Times and CBS News. 53 per cent of respondents think the Bush administration is hiding something, and 28 per cent believe it is lying.

Only 16 per cent of respondents say the government headed by U.S. president George W. Bush is telling the truth on what it knew prior to the terrorist attacks, down five points since May 2002.

ONLY 16% think he is NOT lying about 911! Thats where I think he is really losing the republicans-that and foley gate. The republicans won't vote this year or they'll cross over-the dems will vote-and mostly by paper ballot. I know people driving theirs downtown!

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iF YOU HAD READ THE Progressive, you would know that September 11th happened cus Asscroft was asleep at the wheel. That's not to say the scheme couldn't have been seen to fruition. But nonetheless, his lack of due diligence is complicity. Why the fuck do you think they have been backpedaling since. They had a hint it was coming but failed to vigoruosly act. Little wonder georgie porgie had the: Oh my fucking god, they said it was coming look on his face that fateful morning.

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

September 11th is a great reason why term limiting the presidency is a bad idea.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fURTHERMORe, GODDAMNIT. remember all the caterwauling that went on when the clinton admin was transitioning,. It should be protocol that when the outgoing admin is transitioning, that those folks in authority remain on the payroll for six months to offer wisdom. including the fooking president .

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nine Eleven was an inside job.


Every road points to it.

Where does the other road point?

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right and osama hasn't been laid lately killed jfk.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, it was a fuck up, the mill len he a him in la was disrupted.

2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rewrite history all you want, but you can't change the facts.

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think for one minute that george bush junior wished upon america september 11th. You are a fool. If you think for one minute that goerge could critically think, then you are a fool. Only in the land of coke and pespi.

2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the other thing you all don't get. Usury IS is taboo. Blast those twin towers down.

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one fucking billion of the the six billion of us are living in abject poverty. and you consternated over the premise that september 11th was an inside job, what a fucking jerk.

3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you count to a billion jerk??

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soory guys, had to get that off my chest. You go fitz, slap those bitches upside their heads.

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you go fitz, slap those bastards upside their heads,(equal opportunity guy here)

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


inside job.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Selamat JA said...

There's no question...that holographic plane disappearing into a building? No planes involved, only missiles and thermite. Helicopter controlled holograms. Hi-tech. we were watching star-wars technology (primitive though it might be) used on the natives. The terrorists? A carefully laid-out plan of camouflage to keep us looking the wrong way. All paid for by our good friends in black-ops.
The only truth is Love!! And your sixth sense will lead you there.

Still, I am mailing in my absentee ballot, tomorrow. Maybe this time it will count for something!

Sorry for the disconnected rant. It has been a long sunday at the lab, listening to unknown country on the net...the permafrost is melting fast, and so much methane is coming out..
But, we just had a beautiful sunset...
And our friends across the Sea of Japan are busily playing their dangerous games.
Hard to stay on subject. Go get those evil doers,
Fitz. Gotta whomp those gophers every time they pop up.

4:06 AM  
Anonymous north korea said...

We are the kings of long dong and our next mission will be more powerful and deep. Our deep thrust will send the world into deep orgasmic titillation!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Key players in the trial of Mohammed Salah (left in photo) are (insets, clockwise, from top) Michael Deutsch, the defense lawyer; Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney; and Amy St. Eve, the judge. File photosIs this man a terrorist?
Mohammed Salah holds the distinction of being the only U.S. citizen designated an international terrorist by the U.S. government. Learn more about the Bridgeview man, and the cast of characters involved in his trial, in a series of profiles by Chris Hack.

• The accused: Mohammed Salah
• The defense: Michael Deutsch
• The judge: Amy St. Eve
• The prosecution

The prosecution
The government

October 15, 2006
Patrick Fitzgerald and Joseph Ferguson
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald took office in 2001, just as the languishing federal probe into Hamas financing, Operation Vulgar Betrayal, was being revived. Two years later -- after an earlier terrorism prosecution against another south suburban man, Enaam Arnaout, had sputtered -- his office brought the charges against Salah.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Ferguson is the lead prosecutor on the case.

The clean-cut, lanky prosecutor usually stares at the ground and slowly shakes his head when Salah's lawyers accuse the government of bringing the case for political reasons.

He sarcastically called Salah's graphic description of torture at the hands of Israeli agents during a two-month interrogation a "parade of horribles." And after a lengthy secret hearing, he was able to persuade the judge to side with him and rule Salah likely had lied about the torture.

Ferguson was braced for a new barrage of criticism at a hearing not long after he made the bombshell announcement last month the government was dismissing a key element of the indictment -- that Salah provided material support to a terrorist organization.

Defense attorneys claimed prosecutors knowingly fed the grand jury bogus information from an unreliable FBI informant.

When it was Ferguson's turn to talk, he quietly ridiculed the defense theory, calling it a "fantastical leap." But he saved heavier ammunition for viciously worded court papers: In one recent filing, making it clear the government won't stop calling Salah a terrorist despite the dismissal of the terrorism charge, he called Salah "a serial liar and obstructor of justice in the proactive service of a terrorist organization whose most recent assistance to the organization has occured in these very proceedings."


9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

India---the country that received the "special seeds" developed in St. Louis, MO. India, not going to get expected grain shipments due to 5 year stockpile shortages (who sees to these things?) mmm...can't blame Bill for this one.

India, the country that said Pepsi had too much insecticides in their soda. Death by soda? People finally convinced me about the diet pop...aww, Rummy.

So who is pissed at India? Or does someone want genocide in India now? Or is this about Enron? Something evil happening for sure. Links have been posted on the blog previously.

9:18 AM  
Blogger t said...

Good Morning JB's,

I also heard last night (but cannot verify) that Mayor Bloomberg is sick from 911.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then Bloomberg should help get to the truth of 9/11 and I'm sorry that him and thousands of others have fallen ill because someone didn't do their job. Or did it too well.

9:48 AM  
Blogger t said...

Anon, I agree its time for people who have direct knowledge to ungag themselves. If 100 emergency workers and 100 police officers called a press conference, it would all be over.
See how they play? I hope she demands an investigation, it appears to be a post office "snafu"
Living Solder's Mom Gets Letter Stamped 'Deceased'
ST. PAUL (Oct. 14) - A Duluth mother who has been outspoken against the war in Iraq and against her son's deployment there said she was shocked when a letter she had sent to him came back with the word "DECEASED" stamped on it.

Joan Najbar's son, 21-year-old Sam Eininger, is alive, a National Guard spokesman said Friday.

"It's very upsetting, and somebody obviously did it," Najbar said. "I think this is somebody's cruel little joke."

Najbar, 55, works as a mental health therapist in Duluth and hasn't been shy about her feelings on the deployment that took her son out of Concordia College and sent him to Iraq in April.

She has written monthly letters to the local newspaper, appeared on television, met with Gov. Tim Pawlenty and protested in St. Paul and Duluth. She performed a poetry and dance program at the College of St. Scholastica about the struggle of a mother sending her child to war.

"I've been the most verbal mom protesting the war in this town," she said. "And I've been trashed for being a military mom speaking out. It just makes me wonder if this is a malicious thing."

Lt. Sheree Savage, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota National Guard, said the Army does not handle letters to dead soldiers that way.

"The U.S. Army does not return letters to deceased members as 'deceased,"' she said. "It would just never go back to the family like that."

When a soldier dies, she said, all of his or her personal effects are returned to the family by a casualty assistance officer, Savage said.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


To understand the crucible of the elitist, tyrannical and barbaric worldview of the Bush Administration, BuzzFlash has recently published two editorials that go back to explore the Kissinger doctrine of supporting the torture and murder of tens of thousands of people in South America, Central America, Vietnam, East Timor and elsewhere in the world.
These BuzzFlash pieces -- "Torture, Murder, Bush, Kissinger and The Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina: America on the Brink of Horror" and "More on "Operation Condor, What Horrors May Await America, Kissinger, and the Disappeared" – are reminders of the basic egomaniacal self-perspective and indifference to loss of life and liberties among the executive branch in power.

The commentaries are important because Cheney and Rumsfeld -- the key architect and the key implementer of what will be known as the "Bush Doctrine" -- came of age with Kissinger. All three believe that they are smarter than the average American citizens who vote – and that democracy is a hindrance to exercising power based on their [Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Kissinger’s] self-assumed "superior knowledge" of the "realpolitik" of the world.

At its most basic, this means an utter contempt for democracy.

It also means that people often need to be "eliminated" in order to guarantee American supremacy. If "innocents" are accidentally tortured and killed, that is the price to pay for being the policeman of the world. To Kissinger – who advises both Cheney and Bush – and Rumsfeld, persons murdered to guarantee oligarchies, military governments, and sham democracies (in appearance only) are just so much collateral damage to the preservation of America’s role as a superpower that pulls the strings of the nations of the world.

Many political analysts have called this outlook a legacy of a University of Chicago Professor, Leo Strauss. Shadia Drury, a critic of Strauss, observes that he believed that the "perpetual deception of the citizens by those in power is critical because they need to be led, and they need strong rulers to tell them what's good for them." more

People better wake up in this country before we are living in a policed state with W. as the dictator.

I wonder with all this "violence" across the nation and hidden technology (behind the NSA), manipulation by certain evil doers, mass hiring in police forces, change of laws-again, and so on...if our WH resident isn't right on schedule for his wish for dictatorship. Or like his dad said, It is a New World Order...one government, one religion.

One religion-- will it be one that condones killing, approves of pedophiles, enables them, steals and sells children in the sex trade so they can be raped? Manipulates people in God's name? More worried about money, power and control than humanity? Is their God none other then satan? Hates gays but yet rapes children? Hates other races? Thinks everyone else is a 2nd class citizen but them? Wants to control how you think, feel and act even though you are already a good person? Does that religion look at any baby or child, no matter the race, culture or country and feel only love and peace?

10:59 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

My daughter worked two blocks from the Twin Towers. One of the other associates at the law firm where she worked has a husband who was a first responder from NJ. He was working at the site and told his then pregnant wife to "stay home...
the air is not good and could endanger our child". She did not come back to work. My daughter lost this job as a result of 9/11 in November of 2001. I will always believe it saved her life.
The building where she worked was old and had windows that opened to
the toxic air. It was always a big
laugh when she had the windows open
when the ferry hit the wharf as it
made a huge foghorn blast!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

GrandmaNuk, I hope your daughter found a better job all is well now.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Creepy isn't it? Why would the world want to join the religion of Kabbalic Talmudism, in a New World Order?

A new world order run by Zionist neocons. I'm glad that such a crisis can be averted....


12:28 AM  

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