Jan 12, 2007

Break A Leg...

The trial set to begin in Washington next week of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., will be the first major showdown between two competing narratives about the Bush administration's tactics in responding to critics of the war in Iraq.

In the first version, adopted to a degree by the special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, Mr. Libby was part of a broad-ranging conspiracy to expose a longtime CIA operative, Valerie Plame, whose husband, Joseph Wilson IV, had the temerity to challenge publicly some of President Bush's statements about Iraq's nuclear procurement efforts. According to others, Mr. Fitzgerald is an out-of-control prosecutor who has bought into a partisan campaign to embarrass the White House and is needlessly harassing a dedicated public official who was simply trying to rebut false charges that had been leveled at his boss and the administration.

Members of both camps are seeking vindication from Mr. Libby's impending courtroom battle, but whether they will get it is another question. The former White House official is charged with lying and obstruction of justice, not leaking, so the trial may be so circumscribed that both cheering sections are left with an unsatisfying result. What's already clear at this juncture is that both storylines suffer from serious flaws. <
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208 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Everyone!

Happy Friday!! :)

It's going to be an interesting trial..to say the least!

GO FITZ!! :D

11:26 AM  
Anonymous 6 Miles said...

the final statements in the article are all too true ..

restraint is good
diligence is all good
patience is a real virtue
nailing the bastard for lying is
even better!
whom else from the WHIGS will get caught up in the melee? only PJF and team know for sure-

Merry Fitzmas everyone!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me...
can you feel it Scooter?
The Heat Is On

:) :)

11:50 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good morning.s-q. Happy Friday.

This is just the usual second guessing of Mr Fitzgerald. No one has all the facts except the Special Prosecutor and his team. Without all the inside story the facts and the time lines, it is not fair to speculate on what should have been done or what has been done. Mr. Fitzgerald has been a model public servant.I am particularly impressed with the way he has kept quiet about the case. It's difficult to face criticism about the way you do your job from the people you serve when they don't have all the facts. You can't explain to them that you are doing your job well without telling them confidential information, which you cannot do.

11:55 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, 6 miles.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Bush's 10 Fallacies on Iraq

by Suzanne Nossel

Here are 10 fallacies I heard from the White House library tonight:

1. That the strategy is "new" - Bush referred directly to the "clear, hold and build" strategy promulgated in October 1995. At best, this is a course-correction which has unaccountably taken more than 15 months to be put into effect.

2. That the strategy is any more likely to work now than in the past - Bush made two arguments as to why what failed previously will succeed now: 1) that troop levels will now be sufficient and 2) that crippling restrictions on troop movements and maneuvers will be lifted.

But rather than citing evidence for either of these, Bush made only a stilted reference to military commanders having certified to their truth. This less than a week after replacing the leaders who refused to attest to same.

3. That the strategy is "Iraqi" in impetus or direction - While Bush clearly wants to claim that the escalation of US troops will happen in support of a renewed Iraqi effort to secure itself, this is bunk. Bush is under desperate pressure to do something - anything - about Iraq. This plan is as made-in-Washington as they come, right down to the predicate laid to avoid blame for the White House. Bush is setting himself up to be able to claim that the al-Maliki government failed to come through in the crunch, even though such failure is painfully, unavoidably foreseeable from the outset.

4. That 20,000 troops will somehow change the game - The worst part of Bush's plan is that an additional 20,000 US soldiers will risk life and limb in furtherance of a "strategy" that is doomed to fail. Baghdad is a city of roughly 5 million people. The 20,000 figure is driven not by any assessment of what it would take to do the job, but by tight recruitment constraints and a straightforward political calculus of what the American public might ht possibly bear.

5. That the Iraqi government enjoys sufficient legitimacy and impartiality to curb sectarian violence - Central to Bush's plan is the ability of the Iraqi government to credibly assert itself against the militias. But the Iraqi armed services are themselves riddled with partisan militants. It is a Shia army with close links to the radical Sadr militia - the idea of their going "door to door" in Sunni neighborhoods of Baghdad can only strike fear among residents.

6. That the al-Maliki government is a reliable US ally - While Bush has repeatedly affirmed his faith in AL-Milk, his advisers have grave doubts about the trustworthiness of the Prime Minister. Milk's links to Sadr, his mishandling of Saddam's execution, his failure to take control of errant ministries, his impetuous decisions affecting US military operations emblems the difficulties of forging the sort of partnership that Bush seems to be banking on.

7. That the Iraqi military has the competence to take the lead in securing Baghdad - For anyone who somehow harbors notions about the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces, a quick read of the Iraq Study Group Report will dispel such notions in devastating terms. Army units are described as lacking personnel, equipment and leadership and as resistant to carrying out orders. The Iraqi police are described as "substantially worse."

8. That the terrorists and insurgents are wholly separable from the Iraqi population at large - The strategy refers repeatedly to clearing neighborhoods of insurgents. But what allows radical militias to survive is the support and protection they receive from ordinary citizens who are sympathetic to their aims. Until such backers buy into a political resolution of Iraq's strife, they will continue to support and breed the insurgency, making it impossible for US or Iraqi troops to root out.

9. That the US is in a position to "provide" a political alternative to the Middle East - It's astounding and distressing to hear Bush continue to talk in terms of the US "advancing liberty" in the Middle East through means like the Iraq war. While Bush references standing with regional actors pressing for their own freedoms, he stops well short of acknowledging the kind of broad shift of ambitions and tactics needed to guide a new US Middle East policy.

10. That disaster is still avoidable - Bush cited a series of reasons why failure in Iraq would be a disaster: because Islamic extremists would grow in strength; because Iran would be emboldened to pursue nukes; because Iraq could become a terrorist haven. But all those developments are underway right now.

http://www.democracyarsenal.org/

My take:
The entire situation stinks. This Failure-of-an-Old-Way-Backward is designed for one purpose, and one only - to provide political cover during the last 2 years of bush in office, to postpone the day of reckoning, to provide (again) political cover to the Republician party for the next election - in general, for any number of reasons other than sucess.

What is really sick about it is this: How many men and women will die so bush (as well as his supporters) can worm out of responsibility? Republicians like to talk about a 'Culture of Life' out of one side of their mouth - out of the other comes Death, Lies - and (very unlike Republicians of the past) total and complete disregard of Fiscal Responsibility.

Bush needs to be removed from the Office he is daily disgracing. The Generals should refuse to carry out his orders.

Sickening.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous t said...

CJT, I agree its time for the military to put their boot down and just say NO to illegal orders. Good Grief, if he orders them off of a cliff will they just keep marching?

Good article in NYSun and yes they are harassing a dedicated public official.

I have blogged 301 times since June 2005.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

T that could be exactly why Bush changed his Iraq military leadership recently. When even Ollie North is questioning what is going something is very very wrong.

Keith Olbermann ripped Bush's "new" strategy to shreds last night. One of his best rants and worth looking up.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

TGIF!

Let the games begin and of course, the best man that will win is of course, the defense team. I wanted to say good luck to the rest of the Fitz team. We shouldn't
forget the co-counsel and other prosecutors and investigators that have worked very hard on this case.

Yup, we have to expect the interesting spins by the media of Libby trial. Fitz, protect your attitude throughout this case! Can't wait to hear the twist and turns and surprises from this trial.

Cheers!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:32 PM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

Good afternoon everyone:

Good luck Fitzie on the Libby trial. Knock 'em dead sweetie. The New Yorkians got your back for sure. I am so excited that the trial is near. I am trying to make some calls to some of my friends out in D.C. to let me know about Libby's trial. And of course, I will check the blogs for updates. Darn, if only it would be televised. Got to run.. Lunch time for me. Good day all. Hi, Mr. Biloxi!!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A conservative legal commentator who also worked with Mr. Fitzgerald, Andrew McCarthy, said he's "not crazy" about the way his former colleague exercised his discretion to seek charges against Mr. Libby. However, Mr. McCarthy said a strong argument could be made that his former colleague has acted with restraint by not charging Mr. Rove or Mr. Armitage, and by not charging Mr. Libby with illegal leaking.

"An out-of-control prosecutor could easily justify bringing" more charges, Mr. McCarthy said of Mr. Fitzgerald. "The thing you don't get past is how he treated Rove. If he wanted to ruin these guys and this administration, he's had opportunities to do it and he's gone about it pretty soberly."

McCarthy should stick to being interviewed rather than being a journalist. The above words are the wisest he has stated in a long time.

I don't think Armitage is innocent by any means, I think they all went out of their way to out Valerie for multiple reasons.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Olbermann: The President who cried wolf.

Wolf

12:44 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Yes CJT, Iran Contra brother Ollie North!

I am working on the legalities of the case for war-including stopping it-if anyone comes across anything of interest along those lines please pass it along. I seem to be getting nothing but cooperation these days from all corners...and so quietly its almost spooky, but I'll take it.

The crazed calling the crazies crazier than thee-good one...
Thanks for that excellent post re KO:-)

12:59 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Peter Zeidenberg, Kathleen Kedian, Debra Bonamici, Debbie Bond, Gerard Francisco, Jared Richards, Katie Hance, Bonnie Hansen, and Harry Brady and Patrick Fitzgerald, of course.

Are these the names of the team? I copied this off the previous thread from someone's post.

If they are- know that many are praying for your success, courage, wisdom and safety. (If some of the names belong to Libby's side, may you be cursed.) America needs you Team Fitz and thanks you very much. Good Luck.

1:00 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Hello Calamityjane, and fellow justice bloggers.

TGIF + 3 day weekend!

SPB-thanks for all the info yesterday in case you didn't see my last post.

That was a pretty sucky article (other than Mr. Fitzgerald's comments). Looks like Mr. Gerstein needs some help in the 'objectivity' department. I read a few of his other articles. Seems he enjoys bashing John Edwards and putting Judith Miller on a pedestal.

That picture is worth a thousand words though. Scooter and attorneys look a bit worried, don't you think? ( ;

I agree with Mr. Biloxi-

"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her."
-David Brinkley

1:08 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

T you are welcome but MSNBC is not showing the KO rant last night I mentioned it seems. Maybe later. He really went off in anger and disgust like I never saw him before last. It was magnificient.

About a week ago Ollie stated his recent trip to Iraq found few of our military that thought more troops would help. Lots of dismay there now.

What a mess.

1:19 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Curtain up....
Light the lights....
There is nothing to hit but the heights...

Places everyone.......

The unraveling begins...

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build and army one by one.. I agree Patriot Girl. And thanks for your comments.

Teak:

Those are Fitz's team from the prior thread.

Patriot Girl:

About the toilet paper article posted and it is toilet paper!

According to the article, some people believe that Fitz is an out of control prosecutor? LOL! They make him sound like he is some raving lunatic attorney that needs anger managment classes and who walks the streets at nights without his meds! And then, called Scooter, dedicated public official? Please! With all of the sh*t that Libby is involved in, and that makes him a dedicated public official? The bum off the street can considered a dedicated public official. The bum has no home but he is a dedicated public official. Man, bad choice of words. If Pat is an out of control prosecutor, then why in the hell is not committed to a home? And I know that there will be much much more of garbage articles like that to come!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh an great quote by Mr. Brinkley, Patriot Girl!

:D

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patriot Girl:

I saw your comment to me from the prior thread. I answered you. Excellent idea. And BTW, Jason responded to me via email. He thinks Bush is delusional fron his speech on Wednesday.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

That Olbermann rant is up now under "the president who cried wolf"

1:47 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I was once a juror and one thing that made the following of the case more understandable was explaining it like I was a 5 year old. No big words or lawyer talk just plain. Next. The attorney who looked like he was angry will with world was a put off, as he acted like his was pushing direction on us. He was always mug on his face. The Prosecutor was strong serious but when he addressed us he was sweet, he always watched if one of us looked like we didn't understand and stop to explain. Well it was a clear cut case. But we met with both attorneys afterward and we were surprised that the mean attorney was really nice. He explained that he uses that act in the court room. We explained that it was a put off. That how you make us the jurors feel helps in believing the honesty of what you're saying. Now the Judge was cool, he made use we were clear and answered any and all questions. Even in his chamber if one of us felt embarassed with the question.
That's my first experience as a juror I was always the one working in the court. But I learned what it's like to listen to a story by two people and follow the rules of the court for the decision. Fitz remember your just talking to people so what ever you say or do it's the jurors that are the ones you prove your case to. A simple phase wasn't used " I don't remember/I don't recall".

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/
news?pid=20601087&sid=
aO1mNwVBGar8&refer=home

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic Representative John Murtha, chairman of a House subcommittee on defense spending, said he will try to block the increase of U.S. forces in Iraq and force the closing of a military prison in Guantanamo Bay by withholding funds for those operations.

Murtha said his panel will draft a set of conditions to be attached to the emergency spending legislation for military operations that President George W. Bush is to submit to lawmakers next month.

They need to do something radical. Bush would not allow still photos of his speech in front of the troops yesterday. Well, the troops I saw on the news in the audience sure didn't look gung-ho like the troops of the past. They look like they've had enough of Bush's illegal war. The news also showed that yes-man retired General Myers saying that the troops will get used to the idea and be ready to go. What does General Myers know about 9/11 and about DynCorp and the trafficking of children and women in the sex trade? What does General Myers know about the drug smuggling and money laundering?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Thanks CJT, I'll be looking for that..

It's not just the phone companies listening...from Amy Goodman

AMY GOODMAN: Tim Shorrock, you write about the fact that Booz Allen is likely involved with the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens.

TIM SHORROCK: Right. Well, basically any large corporation that’s contracting with the National Security Agency has been involved in this. We talked earlier about Trailblazer. They were one of the subcontractors on this. SAIC ran the whole thing. But Booz Allen was a chief advisor to another program, which was the NSA’s internal communications. This was a program called Groundbreaker. And all of these programs are analyzing, you know, the phone calls that they intercept, the government communications from abroad they intercept. And when they’re intercepting phone calls between US citizens and people abroad, the corporations are involved. They have people there working not only as just technical advisors, but also doing analysis. And so, if the NSA is listening in on our phone calls, you can bet that Booz Allen is participating in that.
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GMNUK, You'll have to see the great hat I have for the Gov Ball on Sat.
Soldier boy is my escort;-)

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://webdiary.com.au/cms/?q=node/
892&from=300&comments_per_page=50

Don't know who this person is but they seem to like Fitz and have a good diary about the leak case, plus some views about Condi.

Well said, Jackie.

2:20 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Biloximan-

"He thinks Bush is delusional fron his speech on Wednesday."

He's not the only one ( ;

Pelosi, save us from the madness P L E A S E !!
IMPEACH!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn boy, drink up!! up the republic!!,........................The thing you don't get past is how he treated Rove. If he wanted to ruin these guys and this administration, he's had opportunities to do it and he's gone about it pretty soberly."

2:22 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Darn it... that didn't work.

Guess you'll have to choose the 01/05/07 one to get it. Sorry. ) :

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patriot Girl:

Iraq jackpot cartoon.. Ain't that the truth. He is gambling his legacy on a strategy that is on life support. And since now the Gerbil's own party are speaking out against the Gerbil's speech, the demand of impeachment is on the horizon...

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it okay for me to ask the "out of the control" prosecutor to take me to lunch when this case is over?

Broke man Biloxi needs to be fed..

*lol*

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gerbil's approval rating is tanking.. I heard it was really more like 16% but that's not the MSM is reporting! No surprise...LOL

McCain needs to sit down and shutup! And, Lieberman too! They both need to retire... they're out of touch with the people..

And, where is Turdblossom these days? Nothing out of him since Nov 7th.. ROFLMAO!

This whole administration is like a bad movie..with a bad ending...Impeachment!! LOL

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. Waxman Announces Democratic Membership of Oversight Committee

Representative Henry A. Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced the appointment of the Democratic members of the committee for the 110th Congress.

"I am pleased that the Leadership has appointed such talented and experienced members to the committee," said Chairman Waxman. "Our committee has the responsibility to conduct oversight and provide accountability, and I am confident this new team of members will investigate important issues fairly and effectively."

The members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee for the 110th Congress are:

• Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California, Chairman
• Rep. Tom Lantos, California
• Rep. Edolphus Towns, New York
• Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania
• Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York
• Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland
• Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio
• Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois
• Rep. John F. Tierney, Massachusetts
• Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, Missouri
• Rep. Diane E. Watson, California
• Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts
• Rep. Brian Higgins, New York
• Rep. John A. Yarmuth, Kentucky
• Rep. Bruce E. Braley, Iowa
• Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
• Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota
• Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee
• Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
• Rep. Paul W. Hodes, New Hampshire
• Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, Connecticut
• Rep. John P. Sarbanes, Maryland
• Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont


http://www.henrywaxman.house.gov/

2:43 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Hello Fitzie and JBs...

This put a smile on my face today:

Convicted lawmakers to lose pensions

Members of Congress convicted of serious crimes would lose their taxpayer-paid pensions, sometimes totaling more than $100,000 a year, under a measure unanimously approved by the Senate Friday.

Link

And another thought that put a smile on my face: Just four more days until Fitzie Towing comes for Scooter-Patootie!!

Is everyone ready???

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

This put a smile on my face today:

Convicted lawmakers to lose pensions

=============

At first when I read that I thought it said "Convicted lawmakers to lose penises."

I should read slower. Or maybe I have Freudian Dyslexia.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Convicted lawmakers to lose pensions

Well, that good news and about time! And if I was on that committee, I certainly would have requested all of the 109th Congress to back pay their salaries and raises for the past six years back to the constituents because they didn't deserve a paycheck or a raise for the horrible job that did in Congress.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathleen:

I like your version better!

OMG! ROFLMAO!!

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At first when I read that I thought it said "Convicted lawmakers to lose penises."

Someone has a dirty mind on this blog.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 3:09

"Someone has a dirty mind on this blog."

Yeah, you do!

LOL!

3:37 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton! (250th)

More Bones (gee... wonder how those bones got there, must'v fell out the window and rolled down the street...)

Awesome deal that criminals get no pensions! The taxpayers will get a bit of relief from that I'm sure.

Not very many notable choices for the reform committee I noticed Biloxi. What's up with that?

3:39 PM  
Anonymous a pension not a p*nis said...

ROFLMFAO!!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Off the topic I wonder what the people of Connecticut feel about being back stabbed by Joe Lieberman. He stood up during the elected and said he would fight for the truth of what happen in Katrina so it wouldn't happen again. Yet as a true Republican he drops the investigation to save the criminals. Lieberman used the voters and lied to get in office to support the continuing corrupt actions of the White House.
I watch PBS last night and even Graham is beginning to have doubt in the so called Bush plan, I guess it's really concerned about being re-elected. As more of our troops die the more Republicans will move away for the Bush plan. But if only they had done the right thing these current soldiers didn't have to die.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Kathleen you made me spit water through my nose laughing!!!!!!!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexander Hamilton has been food for worms for over 100 years. Do you think he cares about birthdays?

Sheesh....

3:42 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

It's a crime that Duke Cunningham and the other 109th crooks won't have to forfeit their pensions. The law's not retroactive.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not very many notable choices for the reform committee I noticed Biloxi. What's up with that?"

Patriot Girl:

9/11 in on Waxman's radar but he announced his committee for government reform today. But, the 9/11 investigation is on Waxman's list.. And that is pretty sad about more discovered of bones of the 9/11 victims. And that tells you what sloppy work is being done to gather all the remains of victims.

And it looks like the Anon trolls are having themselves a penis party on this blog! LMAO! Man, you guys are something else...

Yes, Jackie, Lickerman is a turncoat and a GOP recruit. And he screwed Connecticut!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

Kathleen,
I call it "subconscious comprehension" and it's a very entertaining form of reading...
:)

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many kinds of penises are there?

Stone penises, jelly penises, pastry penises...

3:49 PM  
Anonymous The Baker and The Candlestick Maker said...

I'm not touching that!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I feel sorry for Connecticut people too...I can't stand nor trust the war monger Liebernut!

I am getting too psyched for this trial already. It's hard for met o get all of my work done this week -- and it's Friday already!!!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

and hard to type too!

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many kinds of penises are there?

Stone penises, jelly penises, pastry penises..."

Who cares as long as they all solute!

*lol*

3:58 PM  
Anonymous I'm not a Scientist but ? said...

Solute

Substance that is dissolved in another substance

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Substance that is dissolved in another substance'

???? Come again, professor quack? Are you the same scientist that was cross off the list of Scooter's experts?

4:05 PM  
Anonymous bluedogs said...

I think they meant "salute".....

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie said...
"Off the topic I wonder"

The people are probably haveing some hard times keeping up with this little joe guy, as he masquerades in many clothes, but has allegience to jinsa. I wonder if we could have a mass impeachment?

Lickerman

4:08 PM  
Anonymous professor quack said...

No, I'm Scooter's Life Coach! ;0)

4:08 PM  
Anonymous professor quack said...

Scooter is fragile these days and I'm trying to prepare him for the worst! lol

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor Quack says:

"No, I'm Scooter's Life Coach! ;0)"

Ha! Ha! LOL! Poor, Irve.. He is being bagged on this blog before his trial.. I hope you help your friend, professor quack. Your friend is going to need it. Your human specimen of a cojones Irve are going to need as much help as he can.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wazzup...I found this on the PNAC website this am.

Here's a letter to congress from two years ago, that seems to be asking for a lot of the things that Bush & Co. are attempting to put in place today.

The PNAC also seems to be concerned by Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution that places the power and the duty to raise and support the military forces of the United States in the hands of the Congress.

I wonder what kind of letter that they are going to send the new Democratic congress and senate?

PNAC

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Professor Quack said...

Preparing a person for prison is a difficult task but I'm trying my best. I'm instructing him to watch Brokeback Mountain several times a day!

4:24 PM  
Anonymous a pension not a p*nis said...

On second thought maybe we should take both pensions and you-know-what away from those Congressmen...
LOL

j/k

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Fitzgerald:

Spare Scooter Libby no mercy.

4:38 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good afternoon.
The comments of the great ones of our history are coming back to haunt us through George Bush.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin.

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." - Albert Einstein.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children..."-Eisenhower.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

Kathlean dun gived me a dang ding dong woodee agin.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slingblade said...
"Kathlean dun gived me a dang ding dong woodee agin."

A dolt's only

little irve xxx

4:58 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Joe Lieberman gives the president a pass on Katrina


Man Sentenced in DC Journalist Slaying


Judge Seeks Whereabouts of Raid Suspects

have a good weekend all ( :

5:07 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Bush made Lieberman an offer he can't refuse

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush’s Best
Democratic BuddyJoe Lieberman gives
the president a pass on Katrina.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/1585614/
site/newsweek">Bush’s Best Democratic
BuddyJoe Lieberman gives
the president a pass on Katrina.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

broken link IGU

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you tuck what needs to be tucked. I'm sure Jackie doesn't want to be embarrassed by the little angel. Make sure you have your warm milk and cookies like a good boy and wear your Barney the dinosaur jammies. Oh, take extra Depends in case little Scooter has an accident and leave a trail in the courtroom. Be good my little angel..

*lol*

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We invite you to make a contribution at this link to Baby Cojones Prison Care Package Trust and join us today in helping this little man restore his little cojones.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @5:37:

Little Scooter needs newborn size pampers...he would drown in Depends! LOLMAO

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and please please fitz don't even consider eating any of that 3 year lasagna in your briefcase for a pre-trial snack..

6:04 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Here's some other news it has now snowed in Southern California were it has never snow before. Somebody ask Bush is this not proof of Global Warming or what. Well I left New Jersey to get away for the cold snow only to see it right here in Southern California.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.10news.com/news/10732071/
detail.html

Lam's prominent cases include the bribery scandal revolving around former Rancho Santa Fe congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who is in federal prison, and the prosecution of Francisco Javier Arellano-Felix, a suspected Mexican drug kingpin now in federal custody in San Diego.

Lam was targeted because of job performance issues -- in particular that she failed to make smuggling and gun cases a top priority, a law enforcement official told The San Diego Union-Tribune. The official declined to be identified because Lam has yet to resign.

Bush doesn't like anyone cutting in on the family business.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Fitzmas Scooter!!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those interested:

Criminal defense attorney Jeralyn Merritt will be online Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the beginning of the Scooter Libby trial, the defense team's potential strategy and who key witnesses likely will be.

6:31 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

If she was looking to hand out more subpoenas in the Cunningham investigation, there must be some major money players involved in that. It couldn't just be Duncan Hunter. So I wonder who will be our new US Attorney and if Gonzo will pick him ? I know she did get the crooks off the city workers pension.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/
billtext.xpd?bill=hr110-33

110th U.S. Congress (2007-2008)
H. Res. 33: Recognizing the thousands of Freemasons in every State in the Nation and honoring them for their...

HRES 33 IH

Something one would not expect to see so soon or at all from our new Congress, they sure aren't worried about working for the citizens.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biloxi, I'd take you both out but I thought you said your girlfriend will get mad........????

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Biloxi, I'd take you both out but I thought you said your girlfriend will get mad........????"

Ha! Ha! LOL! Shhhh.. She's doesn't need to know. After all, it's just two fellas celebrating the rugby man's victory and having few drinks.. I'll just tell her a buddy of mine is having plumbing problem and won't be back for a while...
;-)

6:53 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

The web sites are heating up with the up coming trial of the little soldier. I re read SPB's detail information of the trial on Waterflake's web site.
I can now calm down. This case is all about the dates. Follow the dates of who said what and there you'll find the lie. It's all about the dates. Novak's article came out identifying Plame. Libby was very busy doing as he was ordered to do by Cheney. But during his questioning under oath the dates revealed the truth.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Prosecutor Biloxi is lying to his girlfriend?

OMG I'm shocked!

Fitz don't eat any of that lasagne, and drink a lot of warm milk!

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fitz don't eat any of that lasagne, and drink a lot of warm milk!"

I certainly not going to eat any lasagne since I heard the horror story of Fitz's 3 year old lasgne in the oven..

And quit bagging me on my gf. This is the same gf who told me that she needed to buy a few things (I gave her my credit card which I won't do again). And the woman comes back with the farm! Show some love for Biloxman.

Warm milk? Hello? I'm talking about a drink!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Biloximan

Have a drink on the bloggers!

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Poor Biloximan

Have a drink on the bloggers!"

Thanks for the love, man. :D


Jackie:

You will have the media giving different spins of the Libby trial. I just read on the WSJ a negative commentary about Libby trial. The writer is of course favoring Libby and kept discussing about Fitz being wrong pursuing Libby because Libby is not the leaker.

I will say again. Will some of the asswipoes in the media get a buch of Q-tips and clean the wax between their eyes for crying out loud.

Libby is charged with perjury and not being the leaker. You know I think many nimrod in the media graduated from Gumby University! The focus is the timeline and that timeline will be the focus with Fitz since Libby is claiming memory loss. That will prove how really busy Libby was scheming to punish Joe Wilson. I already submit an update with Waterflake on Walton's latest filing...

7:17 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Lots of good stuff today.

It's aggravating how the MSM touts the same dismissive party line about charges as significant as perjury and making false statements. Fortunately, this is the kind of thing that everyday people can understand a lot more readily than reporters seem to be able to.

Jackie - I think you're right that a simple presentation laying out the various dates will go a long way in and of itself. Given the number of conversations Libby had with government folks about Joe Wilson prior to some of the leak dates, it's hard to imagine jurors buying too much of the defense strategy we've heard about to date.

I was glad to see McCarthy's remarks about PJF acting in a somewhat measured way given all he has to work with.

Thanks for the heads-up about Jeralyn on the Washington Post website, SPB - and the news that my new Congressman, Peter Welch, is on Waxman's oversight committee. We'll have to let him know pronto what we expect of Vermont legislators in D.C. ;-)

Nan

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction:

I will say again. Will some of the asswipes in the media get a bunch of Q-tips and clean the wax between their ears for crying out loud.

LOL! Maybe should changed that back to the word "eyes" since slot of the media seem like they are blind in one eye in this case.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nan,

That's great that you are keeping on top of your new Congressman.

Here some bit of news from FDL:


One of only a handful of journalists (and the only blogger) allowed in to the proceeding via Judge Walton's ruling that only two journalists be allowed in the courtroom at a time.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous t said...

good evening,

I'm making chocolate chip cookies-poor SPB gets an extra one for his gf shopping trip trauma heehee

Withdrawals could start if Iraq plan works: Gates

Even if dubya doesn't comprehend what will happen perhaps his buddies will begin to understand the American people are done with their war for oil. Zogby seems to think so, as support continues to drop

SPB, that's why it may be easier to get in as gen public ;-)

Yes Nan that is great to keep track of your congressperson- military families and many others will be back in DC in a couple of weeks to pressure them in person-yet again.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks,

I got an email from Jason Leopold. He will post back on the Truthout.org the "Mr. Fitzgerald Calling" to get the latest updates of the Libby trial per my request. He told me in the email that he will not covering the case because of the negativity of the Rove article last year (as I suspected). And he told of certain blog sites that have discredited his work which I will not pass along which blogsites he was referring to. I value his friendship so I will keep that confidential. But, he did say to me that after this trial is over, people will see that his reporting is truthful.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB:

Yes, Jason is an excellent reporter and as he said, truth prevails...It's too bad some folks have tried to discredit him!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is too bad.. He is a nice guy. And too bad he is not reporting this trial.

T:

Thanks for the love...

:D

p.s. I hope she doesn't read my comments.. Man, I will be in trouble.. LOL!

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh.. bbl...

7:50 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Hey SPB, I could use a few things too!
;D

7:56 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/
Press_swarm_as_Pentagon_leadership_
protester_0112.html

Anyone from this blog?
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Kidnapped 11 boy rescued from pedophile's house in Kirkwood, MO. Bonus was they found 15 boy too that has been missing since he was 11 or 12. Good news.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like what Jan???

;-)

bbl on the blog..

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Jason is a good reporter, even if I disagree with him about the Lance thing;-)

8:29 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

8:30 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hello, JB's.
Glad to hear truthout is reviving Mr Fitzgerald Calling. I am also interested to hear the whole story with Jason Leopold and the Rove indictment once the trial is over. He works hard to get the accurate info. I really enjoy reading his articles,too.

nan,
thanks for the links!

8:40 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Where'd they go?

8:41 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Hey SPB,

I wanna borrow your credit card for a few hours. I'll let you babysit the little peanut while I'm gone. LOL

I know you're a nice guy, but not that nice...couldn't resist.

In fact, the little peanut is destroying my home office while I type...

We have freezing rain all weekend. Yuk! It was 55 degrees this morning.

SPB,

I'm confused about your post on Jason...he is going to post updates on the Libby trial at Truthout, but he's not covering the trial?

I can't wait to get this show on the road Justice Bloggers...

Good Luck with the Crooks, Fitzie!!!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CIA Leak Prosecutor Fitzgerald Suggested To Scooter Libby During Grand Jury That Libby Created Cover-Up To Protect Cheney...

8:44 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

(attempt #2)
Hi -

Thought I'd put a bunch of the links to Libby trial stories in one place:

TalkLeft on "Valerie Plame Case: New From Murray Waas"

Murray Waas on "CIA Leak Probe: Inside the Grand Jury"

Emptywheel on "The Obstruction Charge"

looseheadpro primer on "classic defense openings"


Bloomberg - "Libby Trial May Show Cheney's Role in Run-UP to War"

Justice League on "Obstruction of Justice: Libby Trial"

The only other one I know about is a WSJ article but for some reason, I can't access that. It was crap anyway.

Enjoy!
Nan

8:49 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

(Sorry 'bout that, Calamity Jane - at least one of the links didn't work the first time I posted so I deleted.)

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Dont forget!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

aaargh (have been experimenting with using Zotero for quasi-hotkey functionality and it clearly isn't working ;-)

TalkLeft post on "Valerie Plame Case: New From Murray Waas"

Murray Waas on "CIA Leak Probe: Inside the Grand Jury"

Nan

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Libby covered for Cheney..

Justice will be so sweet! :)

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only other one I know about is a WSJ article but for some reason, I can't access that. It was crap anyway.
so jan, most times if you google the article etc you can get the full text without dicking around.

9:14 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

thanks, nan.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Libby then added: "You'll have to ask him."

Oh yes he will be asked and this time he will have to answer. Watch him perjure himself to the wall in front of God and everybody.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone:

I was on a conference call and got sidetracked.

Q:

No, you may not borrow my credit card. That is what got me into trouble! Regarding Jason, Jason will be passing along updates of Libby's trail most likely from other journalists that are covering the trial.

BTW, Jason did pass along Waas' article. And he did his homework.. I like the part when Waas talks about the business/personal relationship between Miller and Libby. Miller was trying to protect her squeeze mate when she testify in front of the GJ. And Libby is protecting Cheney and other senior officials involved. But, most of it is Cheney. Cheney and Libby go way back. They have a history. Yes, we know that Cheney is the mastermind for plotting to discredit Wilson and yes, Cheney went digging in the State Dept to find dirt on Wilson. But, this case is about perjury not about a White House conspiracy. The WH conspiracy is the Wilsons' civil lawsuit case.

But, all Fitz has to do is use the timeline for this case to prove that Libby is guilty of perjury. that is the bottom line.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and your little peanut will do to Disneyworld, Q. I have a need to visit Mickey, Donald, and Goofy..

:D

11:24 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Latest from NYSun :Judge Walton said it was "impossible" to evaluate the relevancy of Mr. Wilson's testimony until the trial, which is scheduled to begin next week, gets underway. The judge said Mr. Wilson could renew his motion to quash the subpoena if the defense actually attempts to call him as a witness. The defense has said that it is not certain whether it will seek to call Mr. Wilson and has offered to give him 48 hours notice if he is called.
-----------
A good timeline is on dKOSpedia
Plame Leak Timeline

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for passing the article T. The Wilsons didn't have it on their website. All I say is that Mr. Wilson is a dangerous witness. The defense should really rethink about calling Mr. Wilson as a defense witness. As I mentioned on Waterflake website when the Wilson's counsel, Ms. Sloan, filed a motion to dismiss Wilson to testify is that the defense is simply using Wilson as a tool to see if their defense goes into their favor. If the case goes into the defense's favor, then they won't call Wilson, If not, they will call Wilson. I am sure that the prosecution team are planning their strategy if Wilson is call as a witness or not.

Good night! Biloximan out!

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good night to the out of control prosecutor .........from one of the outed out of control league

sleep tight

1:17 AM  
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4:35 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Top o' the mornin' all.....

We now have a porno troll????? The bad guys must be getting pretty desperate. Clogging the blog is not friendly! If you are being paid by the Libby Defense Fund, you are being overpaid.

Read the Huffpo article on Fitz's questioning in the GJ of Scooter/Pattooter with respect to the Cheney cover-up theory. Duh....ya think????

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CIA can't just fess up to the fact that they were hit by Nigerian 419 and used it as a national security measure? I'm not going to be able to get you the document because they blocked me out of the state bid system. I put it up on the blog but your people quickly tore it off and I had to run from Latin Kings and someone who tried to run me off the road in Indianapolis. It's a pity. Mr. Fitzgerald, what you need to do is go ask Chris Kelly (the major Chicago business owner) as to why he gave Hastert $3,000 along with the rest of that group to by pass the SBA woman owned business certification. That is why I'm hiding and running. Also, ask Cathy at roomservice as to how many years that man has been obsessed with me. Then you'll have your Chicago connection between Hastert Daley and the major business owners all figured out. Maybe I can get Christian to send you a copy of that Nigerian 419 doc that embaresses the government so much that they couldn't id it. Sarah

10:34 AM  
Anonymous a decent anon said...

The Anons are usually great people, but not the anon that posted that filth at 6:30.

Pure trash.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Everyone! :)

Happy Saturday!! :D

Fitz, I hope you're getting plenty of rest and eating well. :)

The day of reckoning for the evildoers is upon us folks and justice is coming... oh, I can't wait!! *Big grin*

Senator Clinton says Iraq is a total disaster and no hope for success there... We all knew that already but thank you Senator Clinton for confirming that!

Have a wonderful Saturday and keep the faith! :D

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @6:30 & 9:34:

You aren't very smart posting that filth on the Special Prosecutor's blog! I know you're all desperate and scared to death but relax..it'll soon be over! hehe

11:27 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good morning. I see the native trolls are getting restless. It's beginning to look a lot like Fitzmas.

12:04 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

It's snowing now in San Diego.It's been the coldest winter I remember in the 20 plus years I've lived here. We're getting down in the 20's during the night.Global warming?

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:24 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning/Afternoon All,

Porn trolls are funny and must be really bored...

Anon 1:17 AM like S-Q said really dumb, as most of Fitz's friends are law enforcment trained...even us girls haha

What are you doing Fitz, still working your opening statement? Don't forget it is the weekend:-)

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Still dodging bullets down South; the porn gremlin is back?

USS FITZGERALD sounds the name of a Wonderful Ship.

THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.

(I ain't dead yet.)

12:53 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hey, fielda! Glad to hear from you.Who's shootin'?

1:03 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Oh, hi, t,
I misssed you up there. how's it going?

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...so much for Saint Pelosi. Just another corrupt crook it looks like.

Pelosi Snared in Wage-Hike Tuna Net

http://www.newsmax.com/
archives/ic/2007/1/12/
164112.shtml?s=rss

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Hi there Calamity.... Just have had trouble with corruption, false arrests and accusations, dirty courtrooms, ignorant attorneys, family deaths and destruction, in several states: these past eight years.

COVER-UP is, and has been: a National Catastrophe for decades.

You can check out my blog site and find out more. (It's all documented.)

"Pneumonia" just now is my worst enemy.

1:36 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

fielda, I will. Take care of yourself.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fielda Outlaw said...

(I ain't dead yet.)



We wondered!!

(Thanks for letting us know that you're still among the living.....)

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all hope that whatever treatments you choose are as successful, and as comfortable for you as possible.

God Bless, Fielda.


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2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q said...
Anon @6:30 & 9:34:

You aren't very smart posting that filth on the Special Prosecutor's blog! I know you're all desperate and scared to death but relax..it'll soon be over! hehe



REALLY!!

Whoever posted that sounds very frightened indeed!


-----------------------------------

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

t said...

"I am working on the legalities of the case for war-including stopping it. (sic)

I seem to be getting nothing but cooperation these days from all corners...and so quietly its almost spooky, but I'll take it."



LOVE IT.

LOVE IT.

LOVE IT.



The Tide is Turning, BIG Time.


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2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/
10/wiki_ordered_to_remove_link_to_
drug_documents/

A wiki about a controversial prescription drug has been ordered by a US court to remove a link to documents which originated with Eli Lilly, the drug's manufacturer.

The drug, Zyprexa, has been the subject of payouts by Eli Lilly in cases over its alleged side effects. The pharmaceutical company still faces a large number of product liability lawsuits which claim that the schizophrenia and bipolar disorder treatment has caused patients to gain weight or to contract diabetes. Eli Lilly has already paid out $1.2bn to settle suits before they reached court, including $500m just last week.

People are not stupid, they know the FDA has gone crooked with Big Pharma. Humanity needs to take control of the truth, not the same old 'suppress the truth' crooks looking to make even more bucks.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Thanks Steph, right now it's amoxicillin, three daily doses of stubborn, and four tea-spoons of plain, ole, Southern: "meanness."

("Who's the monkey now," Mr. Abramoff?)

Please don't say Pelosi's compromised.

I have such hope in GIRL-POWER!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous t said...

CJ, I kept meaning to tell you...I sent you a Christmas card-I thought-turns out I sent it to the wrong CJ on my email list-a nice much older man who was surprised Prissy was interested enough to send him a card heehee Anyway, Merry Late Christmas!

Getting ready for the big gala tonight for our new dem Gov and 6,000 of his closest friends lol
should be a good time-
Hey Fitz, I'll veto the others off my dance card if you show up heehee

Stephanie, psycho prez is done...indeed the tide IS turning and Bushco can't stop it

Feilda glad you are on the mend:-)

Happy Saturday! bbl...

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://poac.wordpress.com/2006/12/28/
shallow-throat-dont-let-dems-drink-
bushs-iraq-kool-aid/

Interesting op-ed about losing the election, the "surge" and the democrats falling into a trap.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi just may be com promised...read the article...minimum wage increases for all except the Somoans that work in her constituants tuna factories there.

Why did she sneak in a provison in the bill that exempts Somoans whose major employers are big tuna companies HQ'd in her district from paying minimum wage there?

Fishy smelling to me.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dragon slayer , still wondering who contracted those links , the one i mentioned wired it himself , all expenses paid ? don't know

uh , i don't think i got the ' tourist' discount........

nor do i think i'm the only one on the plan ......

unless , i'm special and no one should be that special

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Isn't that interesting about Eli Lily, Zyprexa and 'cover-up.' They had a big pharmaceutical plant in my hometown when I was a kid, (Roanoke, Virginia.)

Wonder what else they're covering up? CIA MK-ULTRA experiments? Isn't it wonderful Americans can "TRUST" their CIA, MISTER PRESIDENT?

(Now you understand - your otherwise "normal" three year old grandchild needs brain medication, don't you?)

GEEESH!!!

......."It starts to make even more sense when you read about President George Bush's initiative to "screen" Americans for mental illness. Called New Frontiers, the object of the game here is to give the pharmaceutical companies more market share. In a most unholy political-pharmaceutical alliance, the drug companies have been highly-connected to the Bush family for 3 generations. The elder Bush served on the board of Eli Lily and President Bush appointed an Eli Lily CEO (Sidney Taurel) to the Department of Homeland Security. How the initiative works is simply to convince more people they need to be on psychiatric medication." .....

http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett50.htm

(pleeeeasse.......SAY IT AIN'T SO!!)

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be just great to have another posting.

Thanx.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger seems to be having some problems today...I can't upload photos! And, it's slow too...

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosemary:

Are you having problems with blogger too?

4:59 PM  
Anonymous ewatsud said...

Media people who dis Fitz in an obviously biased way are almost certainly on some secret payroll, like Armstrong Williams was. It is about time now that Congress delves into that particular avenue of GOP corruption, too. Rep. Henry Waxman, are you reading this? I would not be surprised if that payroll is CIA's.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

American people are so interesting. They put an idiot President in office for the second time. He has created chaos, mess and distrust around the world. He has put the US in more danger ever, he has dismandel our Constitution yet the people only complain. We elect new officials to save America from the current Dictator. But now it comes to light that Americans don't even know the Constitution or Bill of Rights themselves. The President has the power to veto laws. Congress enacts laws but the President is still the commander-in-chief. I have read complaints about Speaker Pelosi don't doing enough or fast enough to clean up this mess. Read the American history before looking for total change. If you really don't like what Bush is doing remove him, this is a Democracy the people rule not an elected President. You would think after Nixon Amercans had learned what the United States Goverment works. Speaker Pelosi is doing her job by chipping away at all the swamp mess created. Other countries know more about American Goverment then Americans. If you don't have time to read here's a clip of who's country the United States belong to:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Notice the beginnig states with WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. No where did you read the President makes the laws of the United States. Bush was elected and can be removed by the same people that elected him. Yes We the people.

5:46 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Here's an article on the Pelosi tuna thing.
Daily Kos: Understanding the American Samoa issue


Here's an excerpt:

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), applies generally to employment within American Samoa as it does to employment within the United States. The minimum wage rates for American Samoa are set by a special industry committee (29 U.S.C. 205, 29 C.F.R. Part 511) appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor, as required by the Act. The rates are set for particular industries, not for an employee's particular occupation. The rates are minimum rates (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(3)); an employer may choose to pay an employee at a rate higher than the rate(s) for its industry.

The Act contains a number of additional requirements, including the payment of premium rates to certain covered employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek (29 U.S.C. 207), limitations on the employment of minors, and provisions relating to the Act's coverage and exceptions to and exemptions from some of the Act's general requirements.


I understand that committee meets every two years to review the minimum rate for that industry.This exemption was already in place.
She inherited that whole thing from the previous lawmakers. The beef was actually that the representative from the Mariana Islands was mad because the Mariana Islands were going to be included in the new minimum wage bill and American Samoa wasn't. That's the only reason a Republican representative would stand up and insist that American Somoa be included in the bill.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Jackie, when the Bill of Rights and US Constitution were designed, I don't think the "FOUNDING FATHERS" conceived of Lobbyists, PACS, Global Corporations, or the fact that elected officials would sell their souls to the highest bidder, crafting laws to the detriment of the common man, and destruction of American families and children: for elaborate campaign donations, personal ambition, fame, power and/or gifts.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Mariana Islands gets back into Abramoff's horrors. This maze of corruption is an ongoing, dark entangled spiderweb of An American's Worse Nightmare.

Is this why Stormin' Norman said, "Washington DC is the only place you can walk ten straight miles, and you haven't left the scene of the crime?"

"....... There is certainly a lot of dirt -- and a lot of lawmakers -- involved in the Marianas Islands angle in the web of Abramoff scandals.
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/taxonomy/term/270

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.informationliberation.com/
index.php?id=6876

Very interesting link.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat,
The Luck of the Irish and Godspeed.

99

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Potentially catastrophic consequences of failure demand that we do all we can to prevail in Iraq,” Mr. McCain said.

As the politics of the war continue to shift, no prospective presidential candidates face more intensive scrutiny of their views or greater risk to their ambitions than Mr. McCain and Mrs. Clinton."

Click

McCain, how many times do I have to say it? You should have learned from the mistakes of Vietnam to know this isn't going to work. Surge after surge was sent into Vietnam and it failed!

7:03 PM  
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7:05 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Evening all..
Just popping in.
Maybe the blog is getting bogged down with all the links. It is a very long thread. Porno troll took up half of it. Sheesh.

Anyway, Biloximan - I know you are not in at the moment but thanks for gettin the Jasonman back. The disbelievers will soon come to believe. And if you talk to Jason, tell him we said "thanks". (He definitely has what it takes to be a public servant) ( ;

Miss Jackie-
I'm sorry I'll have to disagree with you on the Preamble. When they do away with the electoral college, then we may have a shot at controlling who is put into office in this country. And just about the entire country wants the war to end and impeachment proceedings to begin, but you don't see them listening to their constituents very well now do you? My hand is getting tired from writing so many letters. The protestors are in full swing.

Ms Pelosi, will you please save us from the madness!!!

Okay... you all have a good evening.

Oh, and Anon 6:47 thanks for the Freemason HR post. What's that sh*t all about? They referred it to the Committee on Oversight and Gov't Reform. We'll see how that goes, hmmm?

Peace out people.

And God bless our very Special Prosecutor. ( :

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

Patriot Girl,
We learned about the electoral college and how the "Winner of Popular Votes" could "Lose by Electoral College Votes" in Virginia, FIFTH GRADE, Public Education, 1964, the year after Kennedy was conspired against, and murdered.

Do they teach ANYTHING WORTHWHILE in public schools anymore, or are they afraid of a properly educated public?

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is good to hear Jason Leopold will be reporting on the trial. Someday, I hope Jason will be the one getting the last laugh and saying "I told you so".

And Mr. Fitz and his team, too. :)

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

99 ,

great pic , intrigue and this gives new meaning to ' live feed '

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mike, i saw the address but now i can't find it..........

the one of aol

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks anon

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent all the records in email.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teak said...

It is good to hear Jason Leopold will be reporting on the trial. Someday, I hope Jason will be the one getting the last laugh and saying "I told you so".



What exactly did Jason say, and who responded with "No"?


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8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The CIA can't just fess up to the fact that they were hit by Nigerian 419 and used it as a national security measure?



What does it mean to be "hit by Nigerian 419"?


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8:42 PM  
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8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just received an email from Aaron Russo, of "America: Freedom to Fascism" fame.

Below are excerpts from it:



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8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ultram online? We're talking about Armageddon here for Heaven's Sake.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Saturday!

Well, I see the porno trolls are back on the blog. Must be Libby's cheerleaders! LOL!

Patriot Girl:

I will let Jason know. We corresponded back and forth yesterday. He needs to be uplifted. It has been ready difficult for him nit being part of the Libby trial. But, his reporting will be appreciated when the case is over.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

patrick j fitzgerald said...

"Curtain's Up
As Libby Is
Set for Trial"



In less than three hours, it will be two days to Showtime .....

Is everybody getting excited??

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8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SPB

When should we expect a new posting?

This thread is getting a little long...

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie:

Yes, I'm excited and looking forward to seeing justice served!

It's almost showtime!!

Pass the popcorn! :D

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Cheney doesn't talk about his Blue Shirt when Fitz has him on the stand!

LOLMAO

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Military Expands Intelligence Role in U.S.

What criteria will they use to decide who might be a potential terrorist? Why is the CIA involved in domestic spying? Would anyone care to bet that those of us who post on this blog and other more "progressive" blogs will be among the targets? How much more of this bullsh*t are we going to tolerate?

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I got so busy. I had written an article for Waterflake and just submitted it. I came across a article on Bloomberg that have some interesting thoughts about the Libby case. Here is an excerpt of my article that uses some of the reference from the Bloomberg article:

As the Libby trial starts on January 16, 2007, here is an interesting thought from some legal experts. Some legal experts are saying that the “defense lawyers say they'll call Cheney as a witness to bolster claims Libby was too busy with security matters to accurately remember events. His testifying is risky for both men. What Cheney recalls may undermine Libby's too-busy defense while exposing the vice president to probes by Congress of how the Bush administration promoted the war.” And that is why Vice-President, Dick Cheney, is called by the defense to justify Libby’s claims.

Also, other former prosecutors share their legal expertise and opinions on this case. According to Robert Kent, a former federal prosecutor in Fitzgerald's office, says that “Fitzgerald would probably handle any cross-examination of Cheney. He ‘is the special prosecutor in the Libby case, and he is personally responsible and more involved in that case, than in any of his Chicago cases.” Now Elizabeth de la Vega, a former federal prosecutor, said that “Cheney's testimony may undermine Libby's argument that he was too focused on national security matters by showing, for example, how often he discussed Wilson and Plame with his boss.” Also, Ms Vega says that ``Libby is on trial for perjury and false statements, so Cheney is not going to be able to control anything. It's not completely wide open, but there's quite a bit of leeway in questioning him on matters leading up to the disclosure ‘of Plame's name.’”



Here is the article from Bloomberg

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I am certain that Fitz will cross-examine Cheney on the stand. That will be priceless. So, I am sure that the prosecution team will strategized who will be cross-examining the defense witnesses. That is what the Enron task prosecution team did in the Enron trial. Skilling was taking off guard by Berkowitz's techniques. And the way that Berkowitz pulled the rabbit out of the hat about Photofete... Priceless. LOL!

Need a new thread Fitz....

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think positive.

Maybe they'll spy, come clean, and finally tell us who really killed all the Kennedys. Maybe they'll tell the truth for a change!

Maybe they'll tell us how some of our wealthy, powerful "Town Father" Kingpins: REALLY... made their fortunes, how and when they connected up with the Drug Cartels, decades ago; and how much they have to repay the Government for their "untaxed, illegal billion$$ income" all these years.... in order to avoid prison

(-unlike so many addicted AMERICANS imprisoned, the ones Big Boys used to run their drugs and commit their crimes.)

Maybe they'll uncover the foreign bank accounts holding any laundered, stashed money, and key us all in on who's still in DC, local and state governments connected to "ill-gotten-gains"... and organized criminals.

Blue shirt's hilarious. LOL! Think Positive.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Need a new thread Fitz....



Mr. Fitzgerald has more important things to do!!


:-)


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p.s. I got a very, very cool verification word for the above post:

"bless"



(I didn't make that up!)


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10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q said...

It's almost showtime!!

Pass the popcorn! :D



Yeah, and the donuts! :)

I think we should all eat one in Mr. Fitzgerald's honor, each day
until the trial is over.


....... Or better yet, until corruption is rooted from the globe.

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10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until corruption is rooted from the globe

That's a lot of donuts.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous the chief said...

Agent 99.

You have mistaken me for some other important secret agent leader I think. I don't take e-mail and communicate only through the cone of silence or a rare shoe phone.

You might want to try The Man From U.N.C.L.E too.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mr. Fitzgerald has more important things to do!!"

Yeah, like eating too many donuts! LOL!

'My name's Dr. Multimillionaire and I kicked your ass,' Rep. tells Rove

Looks like Tubby McTreason got bitchslapped.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think we should all eat one in Mr. Fitzgerald's honor, each day
until the trial is over."

I think not or we will personally dismantled the globe and sell it on Ebay and demand that money goes to the Biloxi scholarship fund.

;-)

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Think positive.

Maybe they'll spy, come clean, and finally tell us who really killed all the Kennedys. Maybe they'll tell the truth for a change!



YES, anonymous, I join you (and many others) in Thinking Positive.

And I think a lot of them Are telling the truth, and others Will Start telling the truth, for a change.

It's the Wave of the Future.

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11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz is in love with KKs. My prediction is that Fitz will give birth to a healthy, bouncy, and chewy baby Krispy Kreme before Libby's verdict is read.

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"YES, anonymous, I join you (and many others) in Thinking Positive."

I'm thinking positive. I am positive that Fitz will give birth soon to a baby Krispy Kreme..

11:14 PM  
Anonymous maxwell smart's sister said...

Would you believe...

At this moment we have this entire area surrouned by KK agents.

Fitzie, loves KK...it is KAOS for Fitzie when the KKs are around, otherwise he is under CONTROL all the way!

Go Team Fitzie...this agent says good night and sweet dreams ;)

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief,
Max is gone and he took the shoe phones with him.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking positive. I am positive that Fitz will give birth soon to a baby Krispy Kreme..


He hee .....

I'll think a little more positively, and envision that if Fitz gives birth to a donut, it's to a baby "mighty o."

(...which is a Krispy Kreme minus the cute name, but also minus the dangerous hydrogenated fat .....)



http://www.mightyo.com/

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11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did a great job of staying off this blog for 36 hours, didn't I?

Oh well, I didn't say I'd stay away for good .....

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11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll think a little more positively, and envision that if Fitz gives birth to a donut, it's to a baby "mighty o."

Fitz better hope that all of the donut shops in the U.S. are not put on the terrorist list by DHS. What will Fitz do? Will he go through thr DTs or will he switch to bagels?

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good night Fitz! And take care of that belly of yours. BTW, from your recent sonogram, are you are male KK or female KK? I am going baby shower shopping this weekend so I have to pick the right color to go with your baby. Remember to spray your hands at all times, tuck whatever needs to be tucked, and wear the human condom as needed (that's if the airport security confiscated them) because you are in sin city D.C. You never know what disease is roaming around or what tick will fly off of Libby's shirt in court. Stay warm my little angel..

;-)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Oregon Senator Gordon Smith said...

Agent 99

Hmm I wonder if pork rind knows about this...

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Forest B. Gone said...

Agent 99

I must caution you about ranger Smith. He isn't allways that he seems. I've got your back...

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

goodnight patrick

another nomination for most sexy should have been confirmed yesterday.......didn't check with my online souce ......

bush might want to confiscate the entire lot ......he doesn't understand why none are for him and this is why he opens the mail .....

ah shucks ........"again none of me"

we will hold the nominations for after the trial .......

we will look after you in DC , not to worry

nite nite

ss

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the gov ball was fun -gmnuk I"ll send you a pic of my hat;-)

-t

2:13 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Sunday Herald :

As a lawyer himself and political veteran, Libby knew the legal landscape as well as anyone. He has hired Theodore V. Wells Jr. and William H. Jeffress Jr., two big-name defense lawyers.

Between them, Wells and Jeffress have represented former President Nixon, former Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., tobacco companies, former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, former Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan and former Rep. Floyd Flake, D-N.Y.

3:27 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Top o' the mornin'....

t...can't wait to see your hat!

TOMORROW....
TOMORROW....
TOMORROW.....

Let the show begin!!!!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

"The System" doesn't work when....:

1. "Big-Name" defense attorneys get a guilty, low-life-criminal-scum-bag off the hook when "Small-Name" defense attorneys couldn't do it.

2. CNN selectively televises a criminal trial for months shirking its real responsibility in reporting national and international news.

3. They're guilty, convicted, disbarred, and continue to prosper in money and power because they "know" the right people, and publishers. (Birds of a feather?)

(Anyone care to add?)

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Fielda Outlaw said...

4. When Corporate "Golden Parachute" retirement plans can actually encourage crime.

5. When Corporate CEO and executive salaries of "Public companies" are 4 billion times the wage of the oversea slave laborers; and 4 million times the wage of American workers. .... and 50 million Americans have no health care insurance.
(a little exaggerated, to make a point)

6. When "Wealthy" Criminals afford "Big Name" lawyers and purchase freedom, while "Poor" Criminals spend years Prison.

7. When innocent, framed people and whistle-blowers sit silenced, and wasting away in prisons, and "the system" depends on elected (criminals?) to re-examine these cases.

9:29 AM  

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