Jan 1, 2007

Merry New Year..!

40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE NEW YEAR! to you, Mr. Fitzgerald.

Give 'em hell.

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"In 2006, the number of jobs steadily increased, wages grew, the unemployment rate dropped, and we achieved our goal of cutting the deficit in half three years ahead of schedule. Thanks to the hard work and innovation of the American people, our economy has been growing faster than any other major developed nation. Significant tax relief has helped our citizens keep more of what they earn and fuel an economy that is vigorous and healthy. My Administration will continue to work to help create more jobs, reduce the deficit, and spread prosperity to all our citizens."

Bush's New Year statement from RawStory, a man out of touch with the people of the United States and frankly the world.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Happy New Year Justice Bloggers & Fitzie!

I hope everyone had fun this holiday season. May everyone have a wonderful 2007 too!

Let's all try to get our troops home this year!!!

And to Fitzie, may this be your best year ever!

This past week, my 3 year-old son has started yelling from his carseat, "No soup for you!" It's strange driving around with a Soup Nazi in my back seat. I have no idea where he learned it??

12:06 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Merry New Year indeed;-)

Hi Teak, and CC I second that! Can you believe Bush says that with a straight face?? Oh I can't wait to start griping at Congress...hehe

bbl

12:09 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Happy New Year. Fitz!!!

12:11 PM  
Blogger c said...

WISHING A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO

Fitz
Team Justice
and all
Justice Bloggers

12:29 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

A Healthy, Happy New Year to all...

There are a few that, upon reflection, we haven't seen in awhile this last year:

6 Miles
The PJF flygirls
Contessa
The Grey Lady
Justice Sam


I know I've missed a few. If you guys are still here, Happy New Year

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teak said...

"In 2006, the number of jobs steadily increased, wages grew, the unemployment rate dropped, and we achieved our goal of cutting the deficit in half three years ahead of schedule. Thanks to the hard work and innovation of the American people, our economy has been growing faster than any other major developed nation. Significant tax relief has helped our citizens keep more of what they earn and fuel an economy that is vigorous and healthy. My Administration will continue to work to help create more jobs, reduce the deficit, and spread prosperity to all our citizens."

(Bush's New Year statement)




Whewwwwwww.....!

What do you call this tactic?

There's a word for it, I just don't know what it is.

Is there anybody with more political savvy than me, who knows what you call this tactic?



Whatever it is, I don't think it's going to work much longer.


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1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

patrick j. fitzgerald said...

"Merry New Year..!"



And a Jolly New Year to you too!!

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1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to dampen anybody's New Year's spirits, but does anybody know any more about this story:


CHICAGO — Two masked gunman wounded six people at a party early Sunday in a house on the South Side, and two of the victims were in serious condition, police said.

About 100 people were attending the party in a house in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood when the gunmen kicked down a door and fired, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

No one had been arrested, she said.

"The difficulty herein lies that we don't have a description of the offenders because they were masked," Bond said.

Police also didn't know if the shooters were targeting specific victims or if they fired randomly.

The six victims, all men, were taken to hospitals. Two were listed in serious conditions and the other four victims were stable, Bond said.


(from FOX news website)

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Fielda said...

MERRY NEW YEAR!!

Truth, Justice, Peace and Happiness
to Freedom-Fighters,
and Justice-Bloggers
.......EVERYWHERE.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Happy New Years, everyone!

Hope everyone had a great one, and time to start a new year that we hopefully get our troops home, and the criminals OUT!

:)

2:13 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

t...I replied...count me in.

"e" and grandmanuk with a newsletter? (from last post). Sounds like a plan!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL
Just checking in still on vacation in the snow. Having a great time. Interesting comments. 2007 will bring a lot of surprises and more scandals. Bush/Cheney have to find a replacement that will pardon them of all crimes committed. Rove will be plead guilty and Libby will be the little soldier he is and go to jail. For the young ones on this blog you will experience what we did in 1974, a President/Vice President and GOP who corrupted our government. Let's see how the new generation handles the punishment of the criminal leaders. I hope they learned from our mistakes of the past. The United States is not one man it's all the American people.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

If I felt better I would post something un-bitchy.

5:07 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Happy New Year to Fitzie and all the Justice Bloggers. My New Year's resolution is to never let anyone beat me down so low (like the Bush Regime did) that I totally loose all hope. Hope is mine. I will not let anyone take that from me again.With that being said,I am hopeful that this will be a year that we will be able to be proud of America again.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess GEF is still nursing his/her hangover!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous tonto said...

Is there anybody with more political savvy than me, who knows what you call this tactic?
....................................white man speak with forked tongue. lie until convicted

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fielda said...
MERRY NEW YEAR!!

Truth, Justice, Peace and Happiness
to Freedom-Fighters,
and Justice-Bloggers
.......EVERYWHERE.



Merry New Year to you too, Fielda!

And Amen to the wishes for Truth, Justice, Peace and Happiness.

Also an Amen to "EVERYWHERE."

Because our brothers and sisters in justice are Many, and they Are Everywhere.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Evening and Happy New Year Everyone! :)


Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!"

--William Arthur Ward

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Journalists May Testify in CIA Leak Case
Jan 01 4:04 PM US/Eastern

By MATT APUZZO
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON

Some journalists who made careers out of questioning government officials and bearing witness to history may soon find themselves answering questions from prosecutors as key witnesses in the CIA leak case.

The Libby case has rankled news agencies for nearly three years, since Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald began subpoenaing journalists to testify before a grand jury. Fitzgerald said it was the only way he could thoroughly investigate whether any laws were broken.

After a lengthy court fight that included an 85-day jail term for Miller, Fitzgerald won cooperation from journalists. When Libby was indicted, it was clear reporters would be key witnesses.

That puts them in the awkward position of aiding a criminal investigation, something journalism groups say erodes the wall between the government and an independent press.

Plame's identity was first revealed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak. She believes she was outed as retribution for her husband's criticism of the Bush administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq.

Jurors likely won't hear much about the leak itself because the original source, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, has already confirmed his role and Libby is not charged with the leak. But the trial is certain to renew questions about whether the administration used reporters to drum up support for the war.

Entire Article Here

7:50 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Jackie....I just reread your post about the young ones on the blog. It is amazing to me that history is repeating itself in our lifetime....not only with a misbegotten war/strategy/excuses but also with a corrupt (p)resident/vp.

In this case I feel that the VP is more guilty than anyone else. In Nixon's time, the VP was guilty but with crimes committed long before he was VP. If Bush is guilty it is of ineptitude, ignorance, arrogance,stubborness incompetence, stupidity and disinterest....and all of this on a good day! Thanks for reminding me.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Also folk Patrick Fitzgerald is a Polar Bear.

OK, for those who do not know what a Polar Bear is go to the Polar Bear exhibit, observe, when they are being watched swimming around and having fun in their exhibit they are cute and look like fun. OK , out of the exhibit you don't want to play with them.


That might depend on how you are playing, do you think?

Just a thought.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the article that I just posted:

But the trial is certain to renew questions about whether the administration used reporters to drum up support for the war.


Oh yeah! I'm sure it will...

GO GET 'EM FITZ!! :D

8:04 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Grandmanuk and Jackie, isn't it interesting that as history repeats itself that some of the same people have been involved in both eras? I'm thinking of Cheney, among others.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandmanuk:

RE: PJF Flygirls

I just heard from Captain Kit a couple of days ago..she is well but busy! :)

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Updated:2007-01-01 16:31:11
Airline Employees Say They Saw UFO
Federal Officials Discount Claim as Weather Occurence

AP
CHICAGO (Jan. 1) - Federal officials say it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon, but a group of United Airlines employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport last fall.

A group of United Airlines employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport .

The workers, some of them pilots, said the object didn't have lights and hovered over an airport terminal before shooting up through the clouds, according to a report in Monday's Chicago Tribune.



LOVE it!!

My theory? It was our off-planet allies showing their presence/their support of/their assistance to our man Patrick J. Fitzgerald!

Laugh if you want (laughter is good for the soul), but Fitz does in fact have many unseen allies.

This may have been a way for some of them to show us their presence and their support.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Happy New Year, everyone!
Jordan and I saw in the new year on Lake Memphremagog on the Canadian border playing Monopoly with friends. Today we finally watched An Inconvenient Truth. Somehow I don't think the movie made him feel any better about the Bush Administration or the current generation of political leaders generally.

I thought some of you might have missed Richard Clarke's piece in yesterday's Washington Post. Here's an excerpt:

"Without the distraction of the Iraq war, the administration would have spent this past year -- indeed, every year since Sept. 11, 2001 -- focused on al-Qaeda. But beyond al-Qaeda and the broader struggle for peaceful coexistence with (and within) Islam, seven key "fires in the in-box" national security issues remain unattended, deteriorating and threatening, all while Washington's grown-up 7-year-olds play herd ball with Iraq."

He goes on to list the following (worth reading the paragraph or two he writes on each):

Global warming

Russian revanchism

Latin America's leftist lurch

Africa at war

Arms control freeze

Transnational crime
The Pakistani-Afghan border

Link: Clarke 12-31-06 WP op-ed

Nan

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats savoring a return from political wilderness are ready to move quickly this week to take the levers of power in a Congress that has been run by Republicans the last 12 years.

On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi will take the gavel as the first woman speaker in the history of the House, and immediately launch a 100 legislative-hour march to quickly put the Democratic stamp on the new Congress.

Before President Bush arrives on Capitol Hill on Jan. 23 for his State of the Union address, House Democrats intend to update ethics rules, raise the minimum wage, implement 9/11 Commission recommendations, cut subsidies to the oil industry, promote stem cell research and make college educations and prescription drugs more affordable.

Click

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

s-q,

What a wonderful New Year's poem!

Thank you for posting that.


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1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers and a joyous New Year to you

Thank you for being and all that you do

Bush Watch~2007~

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a nice story, isn't it?


'The Christmas Truce'
When Men Said No To War


On Christmas Day, 1914, in the first year of World War I, German, British, and French soldiers disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front. German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, "Merry Christmas." "You no shoot, we no shoot." Thousands of troops streamed across a no-man's land strewn with rotting corpses. They sang Chrismas carols, exchanged photographs of loved ones back home, shared rations, played football, even roasted some pigs. Soldiers embraced men they had been trying to kill a few short hours before. They agreed to warn each other if the top brass forced them to fire their weapons, and to aim high.
A shudder ran through the high command on either side. Here was disaster in the making: soldiers declaring their brotherhood with each other and refusing to fight. Generals on both sides declared this spontaneous peacemaking to be treasonous and subject to court martial. By March, 1915 the fraternization movement had been eradicated and the killing machine put back in full operation. By the time of the armistice in 1918, fifteen million would be slaughtered.
Not many people have heard the story of the Christmas Truce. Military leaders have not gone out of their way to publicize it. On Christmas Day, 1988, a story in the Boston Globe mentioned that a local FM radio host played "Christmas in the Trenches," a ballad about the Christmas Truce, several times and was startled by the effect. The song became the most requested recording during the holidays in Boston on several FM stations. "Even more startling than the number of requests I get is the reaction to the ballad afterward by callers who hadn't heard it before," said the radiohost. "They telephone me deeply moved, sometimes in tears, asking, `What the hell did I just hear?'"
I think I know why the callers were in tears. The Christmas Truce story goes against most of what we have been taught about people. It gives us a glimpse of the world as we wish it could be and says, "This really happened once." It reminds us of those thoughts we keep hidden away, out of range of the TV and newspaper stories that tell us how trivial and mean human life is. It is like hearing that our deepest wishes really are true: the world really could be different.
Excerpted from David G. Stratman, We CAN Change the World: The Real Meaning of Everyday Life (New Democracy Books, 1991). Available for $3.00 from New Democracy Books, P.O. Box 427, Boston, MA 02130.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning All,

Interesting posts... yes S-Q nice poem, Stephanie that story reminds me of that saying "All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers."(since most of us women already know this, we don't usually advocate violence as a solution;-)

I see dubya thinks he wants to boost the troop levels for more Vietnam part II. Granny said "Bush is the dumbest "president" God ever put breath into"...heehee All the more reason to be ready for the push to defund the war.

Bush wonders why the whole world thinks he's a villain...since he is
I'd love to tell you what the new Gov (and me!) have planned to defy him hehe -later for sure;-)

will check in this evening- in dc later today. JB's I'll keep you posted how the lobbying for the troops goes...please call congress this week and tell them you support military families mission to defund the war and bring the troops home now.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

Good Morning everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I look forward to a new year that bring the Unites States more joy and hope and removal of the President and Vice President. Eliot Spitzer was sworn in yesterday. So, I see much hope in New York finally. Hope everyone have a good day! Gerald Ford's funeral is on right now. I will catch the highlights from the news tonight. Good day all...

10:37 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hey, y'all. How 'bout that new year? Hope everybody's doin' well today.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re The Christmas Truce (Stephanie)

This shows that there is still hope for humanity because deep down we really don't want to kill each other. We have been kept divided by our leaders, by religion, by countries, by languages, traditions, and fear to keep the war machine going, when in reality we are all ONE family on Mother Earth. This year we need learn TOLERANCE and accept our differences in order to live together harmoniously.
Happy New Year!
D

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

Happy New Year!

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

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

It's Tuesday. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year.

Great game with USC and Michigan. But, the Fiesta bowl game was just awesome: Boise State amd Oklahoma..

Caught up with yesterday and today news. I cannot believe Judge nimrod Roberts is asking for a raise.. Give me a break.. Congress hasn't passed an increase of a miminum wage in 10 years and this freakin moron judge is asking for raise? His butt hasn't been warmed yet in the Supreme Court and he is asking for a raise? Please.. Judge Roberts: switch to decaff coffee, will ya? Either Judge Roberts switch careers and become a CEO of a big corporation or get a life.. Roberts better cut back on those lattes at Starbucks and switch to 7-11 coffee.. Too little too late for Roberts.. The rubber stamped 109th Congress is gone, sorry Roberts...

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We know where GEF was on New Years.


Britney Spears finally appears to be acting like a new mom. The pop princess, who recently made headlines for a rash of less-than-motherly hard partying, fell asleep in a Las Vegas nightclub early Monday shortly after leading the New Year's Eve countdown, her manager said.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^
Yeah, right!

LOL!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous PFEB Grunt said...

Stephanie - that story is beautiful! I had heard it, but can never tire of it. Thanks for the reference to the book, too.

6:53 PM  

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