Dec 20, 2006

Top Of The Hour...

and headline news for this trial?

Video: Cheney testimony could be very 'damaging' Soledad O'Brien remarked that "it can be kind of confusing" but that "the big take away from this is 'the VP on the stand.'"

I never would have guessed it - if Soledad can understand the implications, so can anyone.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Soledad can understand the implications, anyone can".

You're forgetting the idiots at FOX News.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney under oath in the court room...


12:07 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Poor Soledad....In our family we call it "CBD".... cute, but dumb! But that's a good take, if she can get maybe even the (p)resident will get it!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the idiots at FOX can't get it, don't count on the Prez to understand.

Don't hold your breath.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Grandmanuk: :)

"CBD" Ain't that the darn truth?


12:17 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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12:23 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I love the media's spin on Dick Cheney taking the stand. The bloggers have more intelligence than the media...

1. Yes, it is bad for Cheney because Cheney is the first VP to testify in a criminal trial

2. Cheney will be under oath

3. The Wilsons, Joseph Cotchett, and CREW will be keeping close eye on the criminal trial as the civil case will be around the corner..

I haven't heard one reporter mention how Cheney's taking the stand will be detramental to the civil case since he is claiming executive privilege...

I know that the media will have field day trying to give their nauseating synopsis of the Libby trial.


12:24 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

SPB said,
I know that the media will have field day trying to give their nauseating synopsis of the Libby trial.

That is so true. I really have felt ill watching them.And why do they stutter so much? Have they been smoking with George or is it a side effect of the Koolaid?

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mureen said...

Blogmaster- if you have knowledge of the source that impersonated me on the Have at it "open thread" could you clue me in? That was downright scary, not to mention obsene. It feels like an attack when one is on the other end of a ruse like that,
3:24 AM

The solution Mureen is to sign up to blogspot. That was, it is easier for people to tell whether you are the genuine you, because your blog name appears in blue, or whether mureen is someone else posing as you, because it is in black and someone has published a comment using other.

Of course, it can happen that someone signs on using a known blogger’s name. This is what happened a few days ago.

The real Jason Leopold posted a comment under his blog name, “Jason”.

Someone else, probably roger rancourt, signed on as “jason leopold”, and posted comments with which the real Jason would not wish to be associated.


The word is cojones with an “o”, as in that well-known Spanish expression, hace un frio di cojones!, or simply “cojos”, and not cajones with an “a”!

And thanks anon at 10:31 for your concern about my”nuggets”.

¡Acabo de hacer las compras, e hace un frío de cojones aquí en inglaterra hoy!

I’ve just been peeling the Brussels sprouts and I couldn’t help thinking of rove. Can’t think why. “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”

12:41 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Top of the morning all
Now the Journalist are playing dumb. If the public knows this is damaging then the journalist are trying to spin. The civil suit now has a direction to the question can Cheney be sued while in office. Trying to destroy Bill Clinton has been a nightmare for the GOP. Clinton was sued during when he was President and the court up held that decision. The Wilson's have Cheney boxed in as does Fitz. Now under oath Cheney will have to show he is the power of the White House and made the decision to leak classified information.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m carrying out an important survey of American opinions as to possible causes of bush’s speech problems. Please tick one of the boxes below and post on latest thread on my blogsite.

He’s suffering from premature senility ⃞
He’s been on the maryjane ⃞
He can’t talk and listen to his earpiece at the same time ⃞
He’s just plain stupid ⃞

12:56 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Anthony, I must have mispelled cojones.HeeHee. Unfortunately, my spoken Spanish is almost as
As to the Bush posting, I pick all of the above.

12:59 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Just in...

General Abizaid Retiring

1:20 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Have you seen Ambien lately?

Someone give that man some Zoloft...

Good Afternoon Fitzie & Justice Bloggers...

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Routine and systematic torture is at the heart of America's war on terror

In the fight against cruelty, barbarism and extremism, America has embraced the very evils it claims to confront

George Monbiot
Tuesday December 12, 2006
The Guardian

After thousands of years of practice, you might have imagined that every possible means of inflicting pain had already been devised. But you should never underestimate the human capacity for invention. United States interrogators, we now discover, have found a new way of destroying a human being.

Last week, defence lawyers acting for José Padilla, a US citizen detained as an "enemy combatant", released a video showing a mission fraught with deadly risk - taking him to the prison dentist. A group of masked guards in riot gear shackled his legs and hands, blindfolded him with black-out goggles and shut off his hearing with headphones, then marched him down the prison corridor.

Is Padilla really that dangerous? Far from it: his warders describe him as so docile and inactive that he could be mistaken for "a piece of furniture". The purpose of these measures appeared to be to sustain the regime under which he had lived for more than three years: total sensory deprivation. He had been kept in a blacked-out cell, unable to see or hear anything beyond it. Most importantly, he had had no human contact, except for being bounced off the walls from time to time by his interrogators. As a result, he appears to have lost his mind. I don't mean this metaphorically. I mean that his mind is no longer there.,,1970084,00.html

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to feel for the American people. They turned out to vote in such vast numbers that not even Diebold could make a difference and now they’re gripping the cell bars again with their pants around their ankles and not a tube of KY in sight. Well, they’re used to it.

Usually this kind of writing would appall me, but things haven't been usual for a long damn time. This blogger says it best how most Americans are feeling about Bush, his ilk and the new war plans.

Yeah, it Feels Just Like Vietnam All Over Again.

1:47 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

patriot girl....another early retirement for a general who no longer believes gerbilspeak!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only paranoia can justify the world's second biggest military budget

Britain's level of defence spending isn't related to real threats we face, but the needs of our military-industrial complex

George Monbiot
Tuesday November 28, 2006
The Guardian

No one noticed. Or if they did, no one complained. The government didn't even bother to issue a press release. Last week the Ministry of Defence quietly secured a £1.7bn increase in its budget. The spending for 2006-7 was allocated months ago, which means that another fund must have been raided to find the extra money. It's the equivalent of half the annual budget for the Department for International Development. But another billion or two doesn't make much difference when we are already sloshing out £32bn a year on a programme whose purpose is a mystery.,,1958579,00.html

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Fielda said...

Testing, one-two. Testing one-two.

Anthony, I believe this BETA version is undergoing some pretty drastic changes.

The "impersonation" issue has been alive and well on the internet for years, and years.

(Which day in January is Cheney resigning, or is that just another rumor?)

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gimme Some Truth (song by John Lennon)

I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky's
gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky's
gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of soap
Money for dope
Money for rope

I'm sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mamas little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I've had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky's
gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of soap
It's money for dope
Money for rope

Ah, I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now

I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now

All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
big dan | 12.20.06 - 10:15 am |

Well written and sung, John. Thanks, big dan.

We want the truth.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, now, the question is...

who will shaking in their boots more..

Smurf or Baron?

Smurf will need his diaper changed frequently..

Baron will need his paramedics to check his heart every 5 minutes!

The "Junkyard Dog" is gonna get you boys!! hehe

Oh, I love Justice!! :)

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi all,

lol at your comments on soledad, fitz

patriot girl,I think gen A. retired from lying ha

t-via pda

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anthony said...
I’m carrying out an important survey of American opinions as to possible causes of bush’s speech problems. Please tick one of the boxes below and post on latest thread on my blogsite.

He’s suffering from premature senility ⃞
He’s been on the maryjane ⃞
He can’t talk and listen to his earpiece at the same time ⃞
He’s just plain stupid ⃞

Anthony, you left out another possibility.

I'll re-copy and post the excerpt from Matthew:

S: Matthew, excuse me, but it is true that Bush is a clone? And if it is, why hasn’t a new clone replaced this one that seems to have become really irrational?

MATTHEW: Yes, the President Bush seen publicly is a clone. It was only when he became governor of Texas that it occurred to the powers that be to have him cloned. By that time, alcohol had seriously compromised his physical and mental status, so the first clone could only be a poor specimen. Because the art and science of human—or even animal—cloning is far from perfected on Earth, there is deterioration with each successive clone, so a replacement cannot be in much better condition than the predecessor. And since the brain’s storage unit cannot be downloaded into a physically-ready clone until a new one is required, because all knowledge to that date must be included, by now there is little chance that Bush’s mental condition will improve.

S: Does the clone have a soul?


S: Maybe that’s causing or at least adding to his behavior?

MATTHEW: It may be contributing to his stated belief that he has been anointed by God to do what he’s doing, but basically it is the personality that is quite authentically reproduced in clones that you are witnessing. It will be surprising if his controllers can be patient much longer with his erratic behavior and diminishing effectiveness in carrying out their orders, but regardless of their concerns, this will not be publicly apparent

August 9, 2004

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an excerpt from one of the emails that is making the rounds.

I just need someone to explain to me what would have happened if martial law had gone right into effect..... (I don't know how that all works, sorry)

"Well, the end game was this: Flight 93 was to land on the Whitehouse. You see, under US law at the time, if that happened, it would be martial law in the US and under those conditions, the entire 911 plot could have been completely tidied up, all the evidence buried. We would not be able to have the 911 truth movement today."

Thanks, people!

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall 2002

Tonight on 60 Minutes, Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s Europe division, revealed that in the fall of 2002, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and others were told by CIA Director George Tenet that Iraq’s foreign minister — who agreed to act as a spy for the United States — had reported that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction program.

Watch it:

BRADLEY: According to Drumheller, CIA Director George Tenet delivered the news about the Iraqi foreign minister at a high level meeting at the White House.

DRUMHELLER: The President, the Vice President, Dr. Rice…

BRADLEY: And at that meeting…?

DRUMHELLER: They were enthusiastic because they said they were excited that we had a high-level penetration of Iraqis.

BRADLEY: And what did this high level source tell you?

DRUMHELLER: He told us that they had no active weapons of mass destruction program.

BRADLEY: So, in the fall of 2002, before going to war, we had it on good authority from a source within Saddam’s inner circle that he didn’t have an active program for weapons of mass destruction?


BRADLEY: There’s no doubt in your mind about that?

DRUMHELLER: No doubt in my mind at all.

BRADLEY: It directly contradicts, though, what the President and his staff were telling us.

DRUMHELLER: The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming, and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy, to justify the policy.

Read the full transcript.

2:47 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Grandma and anon-
I think the General knows he is now beating a dead horse. Hell, I'm sure he knew last year when he held but was coerced to stay and again hoping they could get it together. Gerbil has no strategy - he never really has. Bush seems to think his request to Gates to come up with a plan is actually going to pan out.

They will have to spend millions, if not billions, to avoid the draft and come up with some major recruitment campaign. And who's gonna let their kids go off to war now??? Because surely they would be eyeing up the young naive men and women.

Abizaid said a long time ago that the troops were spread too thin. They have been overused and are exhausted, and Gerbil's only other option is to keep squeezing them more - extend their tours and bring back the one's already gone home.

So now the General has had enough I guess.

King George thinks 'who cares what my congressional advisors, top military planners, chiefs of staff, the american public or the Iraqis think - as long as my Daddy Geppetto keeps building up his pile of KBR money, that's all that matters. Then he is gonna buy me a giant sponge to soak up all the spilled oil with when it's done."

2:54 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Oh and I think Cheney always had it in his head that the Gerbil would be the fall-guy, and he could just sit back and collect the money. Funny how things pan out.

Now Gepetto's got his strings in a rat's nest, and can't seem to untangle himself from the mess.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I added the aljazeera website to my list of favorites in my place of work a few weeks ago in the hope that I might get a different persepctive on news in the USA and UK than from the BBC and that I might read stories covered up here.

I was to be disappointed.

Today, however, there are a number of articles of interest which I am posting for your perusal and comment.

As a Christian myself with what, I believe, is a God-given love of the Jewish people (see my post on the Jewish composer, Gustav Mahlet, of last Sunday) I find this first one about Jimmy Carter, architect of the 1978 peace settlement (no LaRouchie he), and tho' a Rockefeller protege, perhaps the the most decent President since, well, when was the last decent president (?) interesting:

Carter’s letter to Jewish citizens of America

12/18/2006 6:00:00 PM GMT

Following the controversy stirred by his recent Book entitled “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”, in which he compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to South Africa's Apartheid system, the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter wrote a letter addressed to Jewish citizens of America, explaining the media's "pro-Israel bias" partly on the powerful lobbying organization which faces no "significant countervailing voices," but primarily puts the blame on "Christians like me."

3:25 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Bush Admin Plotting To Undermine Syrian Regime

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday, I pointed out that, once it had become clear that there was no link between Al Qaeda and Saddam, the US and UK governments changed their pretext for going to war against Iraq and securing regime change, Weapons of Mass Destruction, knowing this to be false.

I asked, given that both pretexts were false, what was the real reason our respective countries went to war.

Has anybody come up with any ideas yet?

Answers on a postcard to...

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/20/2006 6:00:00 PM
Here's an editorial comment from aljazeera on the Baker-Hamilton proposal:

“In the quest for a short-term solution to America’s Iraqi dilemma, Baker-Hamilton may have opted for long-term catastrophe” by emphasizing Iraqi military strength over the strength of civil society.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


fitz I just explained what is going on in the leak case-he wondered How rover escaped...or didn't hehe


3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yet another from aljazeera about Colin Powell's embracement of the "jaw jaw not war war" strategy.

Now yer talkin' Colin!

“Better talk to Syria”
12/18/2006 5:00:00 PM GMT

Diplomacy with Syria had in the past helped the U.S. stop rocket attacks against Israel- That’s what the former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview with the CBS news agency on Sunday.

It seems that Powell’s diplomatic and military experience has taught him that it’s always good to engage nations, even countries like Iran and Syria, who’re dubbed “enemies” by President Bush, in dialogue.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forgot the link to that last one:

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the aljazeera website home page menu consists of:

Home Page
Middle East News
Reviews and Profiles
Let's Talk
Conspiracy Theories
Poll of the Week

Under Conspiracy Theories it has the following stories:

Washington sends weapons to Abbas' Force 17 security forces

What was the U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney doing during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia?

Democrats talking to Hamas?

Failing to contain the disastrous situation in Iraq, is the U.S. plotting to bring Ba’athists back to power?

I shall now go and make a nice cup of cocoa and do some reading.

3:52 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good afternoon Justice Bloggers. See ya Anthony.I've been doing house chores. Did I miss anything?

4:01 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Hey Miss Jane.
Hope you are doing well this afternoon.
I don't think you missed much today. It's been kinda slow. ( :

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw bushie on CNN this AM, mentioned coal but no gas, ask cheney about the gas .........

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and his NSA partners over in the electric dept

4:28 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hey, Patriot Girl. I guess it is slow.

4:46 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

CJ and the rest of you Justice Bloggers, and Very Special Prosecutor and Team:

Have a great holiday everyone!
See you next year!!

I wanted to send you all a
but I couldn't decide which one.
So you pick ( ;

4:51 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Patriot Girl,I like your Christmas cards. Merry Christmas to you,too.

4:55 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Peace out CJ!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patriot girl

"Al-Samaraie, who holds dual American and Iraqi citizenship, has a home in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook and told the Tribune he plans to return there after the new year."

Escaped Iraqi Prisoner owns a home in Oak Brook, nice. For all non-Chicagoans this is one of the most expensive suburbs of Chicago.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Today, President Bush held a news conference where he discussed the “way forward” for the economy in 2007. Renowned Morgan Stanley economist Steven Roach says the the “odds of the U.S. economy tipping into recession are about 40 to 45 per cent.” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman notes that “the odds are very good — maybe 2 to 1,” that the U.S. will teeter toward a recession in 2007. Bush’s solution? “Go shopping more.”

What a freakin’ moron.. That was the same advice he gave after 9/11. And what year are we in? What an AMAZING grasp of economics this man has!!!!
Stop listening to microchip malfunctioned Laura. I’m sure shopping cures all her woes too, idiot....

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nixon: Domestic Spying and selling the equipment to Russia for pinpoint accuracy, using ICBMs, on American cities.

Bush: Domestic Spying and nuclear proliferation by outing Plame (and her "company") and issuing signing statements on the treaty with India that effectively state the unitary presidency is the only control.

When history repeats itself, it really repeats itself.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an AMAZING grasp of economics this man has!!!!

But..but...he looks at the newspapers! reads "Shakespeares".. let's not ferget..
"My Pet Goat".. "the google"..."the internets"

The gerbil has the intelligence of a slug!

0% intelligence!


7:09 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Evening Everyone,

From Fox

Former ambassador Joseph Wilson asked a federal judge Wednesday not to force him to testify in the CIA leak case and accused former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby of trying to harass him on the witness stand.

Libby, who faces perjury and obstruction charges, subpoenaed Wilson as a defense witness this month. Libby's attorney, William Jeffress, said in court Tuesday that was a precautionary move and he did not expect to put Wilson on the stand.

heehee S-Q! bbl...

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you watching Faux News? *gasp*

Oh, the thought of that just makes me want to go snipe hunting! LOL
But, I can't find anyone that wants to go with me anymore! They all got tired of looking for those snipes already! Maybe the gerbil would go with me? LOL

More on that story at 11:00 folks!


Now seriously, I hope the Judge doesn't require Joe Wilson to testify!!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous big dick cheney said...

Shut up Melanie Sloan.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ Hardball tonight.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Here is the Wilson's subpoena

Here is the CREW's motion to quash Wilson to testify.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, obviously, there isn't any reason to call Joe Wilson as a witness. Looks as though Libby wants to harass Wilson or try to gain advantage in the civil suit.

The Judge should see right through that!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


Wilson's subpoena in the Libby trial has nothing to do the civil case. Libby's criminal case has to do whether Libby committed perjury. Libby's lawyers only subpoenaed Wilson because of the information that he gave to the CIA and State Dept. regarding his findings in Niger. Libby claimed that he was overwhelmed with National Security issues and one of those issues were Wilson's finding in Niger regarding WMDs. Now, Libby's defense team made the wrong move by subpoenaing Wilson because according to Judge Walton, Wilson is a minor figure in Libby's perjury trial. Libby's team is just desperate for witnesses since they can't use the memory expert to testify for the defense.. Good luck Scooter on this one. They will lose. An update from the CREW:

CREW filed a motion to quash the subpoena on December 20, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Reggie B. Walton has ordered Mr. Libby to respond to the motion by January 2, 2007, with Mr. Wilson's reply due by January 8, 2007. The matter has been set for oral argument before Judge Walton on January 10, 2007.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the repeat of Hardball late tonight and hear Melanie Sloan place the leak/vengence origin right in Cheney's lap.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yep, exactly, they are two separate cases!!

The Libby trial is criminal and the Wilson's case is civil.

I was making a point that Wilson shouldn't be called to the Libby trial, it is irrelevant.

Thank goodness for CREW! :)

9:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


If you find out if the video of Hardball with Melanie Sloan, please let me know. Thanks!

Final posting:

Morgan Stanley charged with using '9/11 smokescreen' to hide e-mails

In a disciplinary complaint, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) alleges that Morgan Stanley used a "9/11 smokescreen" to hide e-mails sought by angry claimants in numerous arbitration proceedings from October 2001 through March 2005.

The securities industry's self-regulating arm accuses Morgan Stanley of "falsely claiming that millions of emails it possessed had been lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, where its email servers were housed."

Good night! Biloxi man out!!!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Fielda said...

There are no snipes in this area, but jackalope hunting can be entertaining.

(Be sure to take some skyhooks in case there's no ladder to access the jackalope hunting stand; and always aim very carefully before shooting.)

Have they announced the January date Cheney is resigning as yet, or is that just another internet rumor?

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

January 27,2006

2:38 PM

Big Dickie leaves

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Um, obviously meant 2007!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Um, obviously meant 2007!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


MSNBC should have it up sometime tomorrow. She's towards the end of the show in a phone interview.

She's lays it all out very concisely and clearly.

'Course we all know it went one step above Cheney too.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

3rd Generation--"
Escaped Iraqi Prisoner owns a home in Oak Brook, nice. For all non-Chicagoans this is one of the most expensive suburbs of Chicago."

Well, it had to be Oak Brook because he could not move to River Forest. He would not be able to blend in with the mafia and those folks don't like outsiders! BTW--the urban legend about people driving through River Forest getting followed by paranoid mafiosi are true. I got lost looking for Dominican University once in the super-giant house district. Do'h! My 'tail' ditched me when I finally found the place.

Someone wanted to know what martial law was like, move to Burma or drive through the mafia neighborhoods in River Forest, Illinois.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Oh boy, I think Soledad has a future career as a presidential press secretary.

'Soledad O'Brien remarked that "it can be kind of confusing" but that "the big take away from this is 'the VP on the stand.'"'

Wow, "take away?" Is she ordering a pizza or Chinese food? Everybody is right; that is simplified enough that everyone but the idiots at Faux News will understand.

Speaking of Tony/Chrissy Snow, did that guy have plastic surgery on his eyes a while back? He's got that fake but creepier Bob Costas look 'going on.'

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GrandmaNuk said...
patriot girl....another early retirement for a general who no longer believes gerbilspeak!

And a recently praised general, who will join a long line of retirees that are disdained by the corporate government.


11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:54 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Sorry my Indian ancestors did not kick ass enough to keep out the Eurotrash. I'm guessing this guy has immigrants for ancestors:

Islamophobic Republican .

12:19 AM  
Anonymous t said...

S-Q said Are you watching Fox news- ugh too much gag factor there for me LOL...but I have my home page set to a zillion news sites headlines and that one pops up sometimes.

SPB, thanks for posting that- you know I like that documentation over "news" any day;-)

Nightowl, I too noticed something more uptight than usual about snowjob too. Maybe he just needs exlax from all the crap he's withheld from the American people ha

Signing Off

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The revitalized Special Forces mission is a policy victory for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who has struggled for two years to get the military leadership to accept the strategy of what he calls “Manhunts”—a phrase that he has used both publicly and in internal Pentagon communications. Rumsfeld has had to change much of the Pentagon’s leadership to get his way. “Knocking off two regimes allows us to do extraordinary things,” a Pentagon adviser told me, referring to Afghanistan and Iraq.

One step the Pentagon took was to seek active and secret help in the war against the Iraqi insurgency from Israel, America’s closest ally in the Middle East. According to American and Israeli military and intelligence officials, Israeli commandos and intelligence units have been working closely with their American counterparts at the Special Forces training base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and in Israel to help them prepare for operations in Iraq. Israeli commandos are expected to serve as ad-hoc advisers—again, in secret—when full-field operations begin. (Neither the Pentagon nor Israeli diplomats would comment. “No one wants to talk about this,” an Israeli official told me. “It’s incendiary. Both governments have decided at the highest level that it is in their interests to keep a low profile on U.S.-Israeli coöperation” on Iraq.) The critical issue, American and Israeli officials agree, is intelligence. There is much debate about whether targeting a large number of individuals is a practical—or politically effective—way to bring about stability in Iraq, especially given the frequent failure of American forces to obtain consistent and reliable information there.

Think they helped at Abu Ghraib?

1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be neat if they televised the trial on Pay Per View and gave all the money to charity? Think of how much they could raise .....

Would somebody out there make that happen please?

3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, wake up, Sleeping Giant!

Good morning America!

C'e un posto dove non c'e la nabbia!

And it certainly ain't inghilterra, fratello!

Another foggy day here in the UK.

Hey Stephanie! George Bush a clone? I thought that I was meant to be the wackiest conspirator theorist/brainwashed LaRouche groupie on this blogsit!

You’re beginning to step on my feet!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

Several excellent posts up on The Next Hurrah including speculation about the VP and the defense's need to discredit Cathie Martin's expected testimony:

The Next Hurrah

Also, a good post on impeachment with links to Daily Kos diarists seriously debating possible charges.

Happy Holidays, everyone! Hoping that snowstorm makes it to southern Vermont!


9:35 AM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Good mornin' everyone.
Just poppin in for a bit then I am going on vacation.

Third Generation Chicago Native -
Did not know that. Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the Wilson news/update.

I agree with Geezerpower.
I think Abizaid leaving may start a trend.

Here are some good one's if anyone's interested:

The Chess Pieces in the Iraqi Game

'My Brother Made Me a Loser' - By: Jeb Bush

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ready for the big O tommorrow?


10:26 AM  
Anonymous Fielda said...

Hey yall checkin' in from Monkey's Eyebrow, Ky. (Kindly near Whistle-Brisket.)

Weather's been real hot fer this time of year. Rain today, too.. Heck, no hurricanes yet.

January 27 you say?

Hmmmm.... guessn' we'll have ta' watch 'n see.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning All,

Good post anon 1:22 and Patriot Girl...gotta love that Jeb is even smart enough to see the writing on the wall. Hard to believe he is nearly clean compared to the rest of his family!LOL

10:26 heehee shouldn't everyday be O day (but its not nice to brag if you are getting more than your share hehe)
Ex-pension consultant sentenced for fraud
Crete man gets 7 years, must pay $6.6 million
Chicago Tribune Staff Reporter December 21, 2006
A Crete man was sentenced to 7 years in prison Wednesday and ordered to pay for embezzling and defrauding pension and welfare benefit plans of more than $6.9 million and paying graft to union officials.

Michael Linder, 61, who was president of Matteson-based Joseph/Anthony and Associates Inc., was ordered by U.S. District Judge Philip Reinhard in Rockford to serve 3 years of post-prison supervision and pay nearly $6.6 million to the plans he defrauded.

In 2004, Linder pleaded guilty to graft charges for giving two union pension officials Harley-Davidson motorcycles valued at more than $19,000 each, said U.S. Atty. Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose office prosecuted Linder.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning to Everyone!

Nan, thanks for posting the links. They will make for some good reading this afternoon.

Re: Cheney trial - here's the song we should blast through the Halls of Justice when he arrives to testify:

"Have You Had Enough?"

11:28 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

good morning T, Anthony and Fielda.Just got home from work a bit ago. Easy night. I hope everyone is doing well this fine morning.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Fielda said...

Hey there CJ, a little quiet today.

Handcuffs and shackles given freely for "Christmas" this year? Or only a silly lump of coal.

Isn't "Christmas" a wonderfully, warm & fuzzy, family season!!

12:17 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, Fielda. I can't wait until this trial.It should be awesome.

12:32 PM  

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