Dec 27, 2006

Swing Low Sweet Chariot...

Gerald R. Ford...

Wonderbread version.

If you get there before I do, comin' for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I comin' too, comin' for to carry me home.


Blogger Jackie said...

May he rest in peace. He was a non elected President who pardoned the criminal President. That is a sad legacy as the Watergate case rocked America. Ford could never get elected after that pardon. Bush recently asked him about Iraq and said Ford told him to stay the course. At 93 years old I can only wonder if President Ford knew what Bush was talking about. They say if you live long enough you get to see the same thing happen again. Well we have a repeat of the 70's.
Vice President Spiro Agnew had to resign because of crimes committed. Ford replaced him. Nixon was guilty so he resigned before he was called to testify in the impeachment hearings. Ford agreed to pardon Nixon. Now for the up dated version Cheney resigns for crimes committed. Bush leaves office in disgrace as did Nixon. Pelosi is appointed President as she is next in line.
Deja vu isn't it. To bad Bob Woodward picked the criminals side this time, he could have been a hero twice in his life time.

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep we can always remember FORD as one who set the stage for pardoning criminals in our generation: EVEN the Criminal President.

Take a look at how far we've come!!

Now, so many criminals owe them FAVORS, Presidents surely enjoy protection outside Secret Service.

(Thanks for giving us tax-payers a break!)

1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: My condolences to the family.

(Thanks for giving a DAM about mine.)

1:25 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

I'm sorry President Ford has died, but I'm glad he's not the president. My condolences to his family as well.

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

Ford's death has great meaning for America now.

He was a *stable* man who was interested in the country's *healing* after Watergate and VietNam. He was the right president at the right time. He GAVE a shit about the people.

1:41 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Clinton never got to the completion of the impeachment due to the voice of the People. The American people demanded an end to the pre impeachment hearings. Republicans didn't like Clinton but the all American people were making money and had jobs. Yes I guess some people think that a President who has an affair and lies about it is a criminal. But in American history we would have lost alot of President's as most had affairs and still do. George H. Bush has a mistress before he took office and during the time he was President. No problem there. Kennedy well he was a ladies man. Most educated Americans realized that Clinton's affair didn't harm national security but the Big Business needed to take over the White House to drain the US Treasury. Other world leaders were laughing at America as we were going to impeach a President for having an affair and lying about it. The White House was over loaded with emails to stop the impeachment. Even Republican officials were told by the states if they voted to impeach Clinton they wouldn't be re elected.
The question for the American people now is do you impeach a President who lied, stole and created chaos and hatred around the world. Plus allowed thousands of soldiers to die for oil and war profiteers. A President who is trying to destroy the United States Constitution. Or should we wait for a Democrat President to have an affair again to impeach him. What does Americans think a crime is. If Bush is allowed to continue well Nixon should have never been impeached. Lynn Cheney would be right. As she said if you are working in the White House or a Republican you shouldn't be charged with a crime even if you committed one.

1:48 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Well said,Jackie. If the law calls for impeachment for what Bush has done, then that's what our leaders need to do.If they don't, Bush has succeeded and our law and the Constitution mean nothing.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

Agree with Jane and Jackie.

2:17 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Amen, ladies.....

May Gerald Ford R.I.P. He was a consistent "plodder", but managed to bring stability back to the WH.
He won the 2001 JFK Profiles in Courage award for the infamous pardon. I, for one, was ready to see Nixon behind bars, but the pardon was the right thing to do.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous markie said...

what kind of cad would type officially pronounced dead???

7:19 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

RIP Gerald Ford.

I never agreed with his pardoning of Nixon at the time, but in retrospect it did appear to help the country move on from a "long nightmare."

However, I do not believe pardons for Dumbya & Ambien will ever help this contry heal its wounds...

On with the trials and ivestigations.

I hope Fitzie is having a joyful, restful holiday with plenty of beauty sleep for the New Year.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end of an era; the end to the 20th century.

It all seems kind of tame and possibly legal ? compared to what's happening now...

8:19 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Morning All,

As a kid I liked Ford-seemed like a nice man compared to Nixon-of course I wasn't aware of what he did for Nixon until later...
Jackie right on as usual, Loon too-he did in part, set the tone for today's criminals. Bob Woodward-wonder if he is in so deep this time he can't be a "hero". I'd love to see his "detailed notes and tapes"!

CC- I don't believe a pardon would heal anything either-only an indictment and conviction-showing we are serious about the rule of law-even for elected officials! And these guys have been on a years long criminal rampage...
About Ford from an old AP article:
Thirty-three years ago, Gerald R. Ford took pen in
hand and changed - ever so slightly - the Warren Commission's key sentence
on the place where a bullet entered John F. Kennedy's body when he was
killed in Dallas.

Ford was not a forensic scientist-interesting why he would overrule an autopsy finding and change a key sentence in the report...Ford was the last surviving member of the Warren Commission

8:49 AM  
Anonymous e said...

beautiful summary as usual Miss Jackie...

history has repeated itself in our lifetime..I hope we learn this time.....

9:08 AM  
Anonymous global fighting evildoer said...

Impeach him for that!

Impeach 'em all!

Impeach Peaches!

Impeach ME!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, history does repeat itself...

Bring on the investigations!!!

"President Bush is bracing for what could be an onslaught of investigations by the new Democratic-led Congress by hiring lawyers to fill key White House posts and preparing to play defense on countless document requests and possible subpoenas"

9:16 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

that cat with the melon on his head kills me......

.......and our hard-earned tax dollars at work preparing to defend
the liar/decider! Hopefully there will be more discretion shown by the next president when the option to pardon this (p)resident is available.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Good Morning Fitz and the Justice Bloggers,

I agree Jackie..

RIP: Another GOP Evildoer falls by the wayside into oblivion to meet his maker.

All these Evildoers cover for each others crimes.

Just like the gerbils and friends helped their Criminal buddy Ken Lay and his case to be wiped from the books..

..and Just like evildoers helped Ronald Reagan and H.W. Bush beat the Iran Contra rap with their Gilligan defense..(I don't recall)

Pitiful Legacy.

10:13 AM  
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10:15 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...


To bad Bob Woodward picked the criminals side this time, he could have been a hero twice in his life time.

I think Bob got used to the GOP Kool-aid as the rest of the DEMs did for 6 years.

That stuff makes your brain fuzzy..

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was the last member of the Warren Commission to die.

I live in the state where the Gerald Ford Memorial Site is and it gets vandalized all the time.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Anon 10:20

I live in the state where the Gerald Ford Memorial Site is and it gets vandalized all the time.

Well I'm glad that that folks are very mindful of their history where you live.

Maybe the pigeons know it too and have decided to poop there everyday..

Hee hee hee!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Everyone:

More troops leaving for Iraq soon..

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is expected to send 3,500 troops into Kuwait to stand ready for use in Iraq, senior defense officials said on Tuesday as the Bush administration weighs adjusting force levels in the war.

U.S. ready to send 3,500 troops

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got done taking the AOL quiz on Ford and 59% say that Ford was right to pardon Nixon.


10:32 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hi S-q,

Iraq is Vietnam all over again but with bigger fools in charge of the government.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Have a great day everyone..

Remember to stay away from the poisoned Kool-aid well..


10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi GEF: :)

Iraqnam is right!

When will they ever learn? Oh wait..never mind..same people...different time..

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Dubya said...

Should President Gore pardon Bush?

10:43 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Nobody should pardon Bush. He's a war criminal. He is no better than Saddem.He just used people as game pieces in his psychotic monopoly game.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, I have to agree with Jackie. I remembered when Ford pardoned Nixon which was the tragic mistake in his career as President and his loss to Carter. Unfortunately, that is what he will be remembered for despite his death. However, he did uplift the public when he said that justice had prevailed in the Watergate scandal. But, pardoning Nixon wasn't forgiven at the time to the public.. As Jackie, this is deja vu all over again except it is a different era but same players and playbook. Otherwise, rip to former President Ford. And I am curious to whatthe Gerbil will say about Ford since Ford was around the Watergate scandal. Very curious.

On a side note: Jackie, you are right about Woodward. He would have been a hero twice! But, he chose the wrong side this time. What an idiot!

3:15 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

I wonder if we'll hear the truth about JFK now that Ford is dead.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with ford's pardon of nixon , sometimes it's best to get on with business of the country and it's also good inspiration for W thinking he may be pardoned and his a hole kid brother too

8:10 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi,guys. Other posting is way too long.Did anybody read that the number of troops killed in Iraq is now equal to the people killed in 911? I will see if I can post that article.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous is there anything to hide? said...

I resent the implication by any staff member working in Fitz's office to claim everyone must be LaRouche followers who talk about these crimes.

It is disiginous and unprofessional. There are many people who agree with writings of LaRouche too.

Are they all LaRouche followers by default then? That is a foolish thing to say, just as foolish as anyone who claims Jews are behind every evil thing.

Its called guilt by association. People do not have to hone any interest in LaRouche or his cause, to agree with things he says.

Nobody has to be a Fitz follower on the opposite hand, to agree with what he says.

Conspiracies are complicated, people have proven that time and time again.

Is there something to hide that people must be ashamed of? That is the only actual conclusion one can come to, when this topic is avoided so much or tip-toed around.

Case and point, what do you make of Gerald Ford?,1111-06.htm

Ford was the president who covered up the JFK assassination. Now when he dies he's admitting it was wrong. He's admitting the war was wrong. He is consciously admitting that abandoning Jimmy Carter's roadmap to peace in Palestine, was wrong.

Is this President Ford becoming a follower of Larouche by such admission?

Can the guilt by association card just be played everywhere now, and who defines the rules?

I would like to see instead of attacks & threats, or spitting remarks on either side, for there to be a genuine debate on these issues.

I think both parties involved can get a greater understanding of the world from any debate.

Who is controlling the cabal? Who are the Jesuit leaders and their council of 300? Who are the Zionists?

What role do they all play in world affairs? Who benefits from their activities? What unseen hand is directing these events?

Who are their masters or string pullers? And finally, can it be put to rest once and for all.

Illustrating that point would be of far more value to society as a whole now, in absence of personal attacks and ludicrous name calling.

The world listens to us.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous markie said...

And on December 6, 1975, Ford and Henry Kissinger flew to Jakarta to meet with dictator Suharto and to give him a green light to invade East Timor.

According to a declassified State Department cable, here was part of their conversation.
Suharto to Ford and Kissinger: “We want your understanding if we deem it necessary to take rapid or drastic action.”

Ford: “We will understand and will not press you on the issue. We understand the problem you have and the intentions you have.”

Kissinger: “We understand your problem and the need to move quickly, but I am only saying that it would be better if it were done after we returned.”

Ford and Kissinger returned to the United States, and Suharto launched his invasion hours later.

Suharto’s invasion and occupation cost the lives of 200,000 Timorese....

6:59 AM  

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