Jan 8, 2007

One More Week...

and it's showtime!

69 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz:

And, what a show it will be!! :)

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw...that's a big spider! hehe

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The suspense is unbearable.
D

11:36 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi S_Q. I agree. How are you?

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CJ,

I'm doing well, thanks! :)

Looking forward to this trial..it's going to be very interesting!!


Btw..Hey, GEF, stealing my socks is one thing..but I'm missing some underwear this morning..and they're lace! LOL

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Said the Spider to the Fly! I hope, hope, hope that Libby will be so sorry he did not go for a plea bargain and that his trial lays groundwork for more investigations and indictments. There couldn't be a better prosecutor on this case.

And, for GEF from the last thread, here is a link to the House schedule for today:
Congressional Radio-TV Galleries And I encourage each of us who is displeased that the House is not conducting the People's business today make that displeasure known to our representatives. I don't recall approving a day off for a football game.

11:42 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

S_Q. Thanks for the laugh. I needed it. I'm looking forward to this trial also. I hope we get some updates on it along the way.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Granmanuk must be feeling pretty excited. Getting ready to pack her bags for DC. Winner of the Lucky Ticket!

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For America's Sake

by Bill Moyers

Per Common Dreams the full piece can be found at The Nation for 1/5/07. Here is a snippet.

"Here is the real political story, the one most politicians won't even acknowledge: the reality of the anonymous, disquieting daily struggle of ordinary people, including the most marginalized and vulnerable Americans but also young workers and elders and parents, families and communities, searching for dignity and fairness against long odds in a cruel market world.

Everywhere you turn you'll find people who believe they have been written out of the story. Everywhere you turn there's a sense of insecurity grounded in a gnawing fear that freedom in America has come to mean the freedom of the rich to get richer even as millions of Americans are dumped from the Dream. So let me say what I think up front: The leaders and thinkers and activists who honestly tell that story and speak passionately of the moral and religious values it puts in play will be the first political generation since the New Deal to win power back for the people."

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy! I wonder how those lace undies feel under those suit pants?

GEF...please let me know!!

Btw..will you model them for me tonight?

ROFLMAO

bbl..

12:11 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

S_Q. LOL.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

TGIM!

Had a hard time getting on the blog this morning.

Hey, great origami of the spider, Fitz! Could you send that spider to the Gerbil so that the spider can bite him in the ass for him to start acting like a real President and do his job rather than acting like a blowup doll President!

The Gerbil's speech is on 1/10. Am I watching it? Nope.. I'll find something to do to occupy my time. It will be same gerbilspeak.


Leahy introduces The War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007


Go Leahy!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are now talking undies on this blog? I thought this is a prosecutor's blog to find out news and information on Libby's trial not an NC17 chat room...

12:55 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I'm still not tellin'.......

but, given the chance, I'll be there!

12:56 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

gerbullsh**..has replaced gerbilspeak

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/
Running_Bloomberg_text_to_city_
Rush_0108.html

Local news report from NY saying gov't said air is fine and dandy. Hmmm..where have we heard that before?

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"gerbullsh**..has replaced gerbilspeak"

I'm being nice today, grandmanuk.. But, if gerbilshit works for you, go for it! LOL! Yeah nothing will changed from the the gerbil's speech on Wednesday..

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Dick Cheney take Calamity Jane on his hunting trip to Pennsylvania today?

1:20 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Thanks, SPB....thought you'd like it!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Nice spider...trying to frighten Ms Muffett away? lol

Showtime is about to begin

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blog searches of the week

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1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paris says she will read your blog daily Fitz, if you will make her a pair of crotchless panties out of those bills ...........

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one has to admit he is good with his hands there ORGAMI .......

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I swear, sometimes blogger sucks.. I got booted out left from right. That's my petpeeve for the day!

Via TPMmuckraker:


At the House Appropriations Committee, the new chairman, Rep. David Obey (D-WI), had no sooner sat down and given his gavel a couple of test whacks before he was handed a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego demanding thousands of documents by January 11th. Even though prosecutors nailed Duke Cunningham, they continue to pursue the hanging threads of the investigation -- namely whether the defense contractors who bribed him had their hooks into other lawmakers and/or staffers.

What has Porkrind been doing lately?

Karl Rove is “as aggressive as ever.”

Insiders suggest “that Rove had a big hand in distancing Bush from the Iraq Study Group because he believed the bipartisan panel was too critical of current Iraq policy. Rove, aides say, believes that victory is still achievable and that Bush should pursue it as vigorously as he can.”

1:59 PM  
Anonymous e said...

http://realnews.org/rn/content/zapata.html


spb very interesting...

no pics yet but I get some in future....

love the spider

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Fitz supposed to be the spider in this scenario?

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Paris says she will read your blog daily Fitz, if you will make her a pair of crotchless panties out of those bills ..........."

Don't forget Britney. She is going to need those crotchless panties at her new gig off of some dive on the Vegas strip. She is going to need those dollar bills when Fed-ex try to drain her dough. Can't wait for Tuesday's cheetos night. Yum!

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a developing story update for GEF re: the Congress taking the day off for a football game:

Exclusive: Drudge blamed Dems for 'day off for football;'
But GOP asked to delay '100 hours' agenda: Developing... This is from Raw Story

2:29 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Oh, what tangled webs we weave.

Did you know spiders that are under the influence of drugs cannot weave a straight web?
Libby's Webs

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks,

Here is an update of bills that are being voted on:

Recent House Votes

Adopting the Rules of the House, Title 4 - Vote Passed (280-152, 3 Not Voting

During consideration of the resolution setting House rules for the 110th Congress, the chamber approved this section that is intended to reform the earmark process and to reduce deficit spending.



Upcoming Votes

Celebrating the life of the late President Gerald R. Ford - S.Res.19

The Senate is scheduled to begin the week with this resolution commemorating the life of President Gerald Ford who passed away December 26, 2006.

________________________________________
Ethics Reform bill - S.1

Following the Ford resolution, the Senate is expected to take up this ethics bill that would require the disclosure of earmark sponsor and tighten lobbying rules.

________________________________________
Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 - H.R.1

This House bill is intended to implement the remaining 9/11/ Commission recommendations.

________________________________________
Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 - H.R.2

This House bill would raise the minimum wage to $7.25.

________________________________________
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 - H.R.3

This House bill would increase federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells.

________________________________________
Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007 - H.R.4

This House bill would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for certain prescription drugs.


And the developing story about the GOP trying to stop the 100 hours agenda? That is predictable. The GOP is scared to death. That's why..

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Justice Bloggers,

Please visit moveon.org and sign the petition opposing escalation. And please ask people you know to sign it. Moveon would like to be able to deliver the petition by the end of today. Hope you can help, this is something we can each do to make our wishes known. Thanks.

Portion of letter is below:

Dear MoveOn member,
It's outrageous: after the voters, the generals, and the Iraq Study Group all told the President to lead us out of Iraq, he is planning an escalation and will send more troops as soon as this month.

Congress can block an escalation but it is uncertain if they will. They need to hear from us immediately and loudly. We owe it to our troops—and the Iraqis—whose lives are on the line.

Can you sign the petition opposing an escalation in Iraq? We'll deliver your comments to your representatives by the end of the day—there's no time to waste. Click below.

No Escalation Petition (if for some reason, this link does not work, visit moveon.org and there will be a link to the petition.
After you sign, please forward this email to friends, family and colleagues—we all need to speak up together.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon wants to know if the spider is Fitz ......

this anon would guess No . Not fitz.
it's symbolic of the problem

2:54 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Sticky Wicket for sure, Fitzie! Love the spider money...

I can't wait for the trial to start next week. I'll be checking in when I can.

Grandmanuk, I hope you do get into the court room. And we want you giving blog updates here!

Anon @ 12:02,
Thanks for the Bill Moyers link. He really gets it!

Have a geat day Justice Blogges and Ftizie!

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scooter, Libby, Little Soldier, or whatever name he answers to is caught in the web of his own lies. Justice gonna eat him up (if he's guilty)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I forgot to say:

Good Luck Team Fitzie!!! You rock!!! And you are in my prayers. Seven more days...

I'm counting down each day. We waited a long time to get here...

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks,

You will not believe this!

This is from the CREW website:

White House "manufacturing evidence" story struck a chord in the blogosphere
SUBMITTED BY CREW ON 8 JANUARY 2007 - 2:04PM.

Our post last week about the White House made its way through the blogosphere over the past few days. We reported that the Bush Administration struck a deal with the Secret Service to prevent the release of White House visitor records. That deal was struck right after CREW sued the Secret Service for records relating to visits to the White House by Jack Abramoff. The background on our lawsuit can be found here. Our lawyer, Ann Weismann, had the best line: "It appears the White House is actually manufacturing evidence to further its own agenda."
We found links on the following blogs -- and want to thank the bloggers for helping us pump out this story:

Justice League
Moon of Alabama
Left Wing Nut Job
The Democratic Daily
Framed
Pam's House Blend
AMERICAblog


Wow, the CREW has been check out my blog. I'm impressed!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overture, curtains, mikes,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, mikes,
This is it, you'll hit the heights
And oh what heights you'll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights you'll hit
On with the show this is it

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paris can read? That's HOT.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scooter, you should have told the truth! Lies just get you into trouble and now you have the Junkyard Dog to deal with! :)

This is gonna be good...

Pass the popcorn! :)

LOLMAO

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF says "Hi" to everyone! :)

He's a little uncomfortable though..LOL

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drudge blamed Dems for 'day off for football' but '100 hours' agenda delay said to be due to GOP request

ok, here's the story about the people's House being closed for the day at the request of GOP Rep. Boehner. Guess we can't believe Drudge.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overture, curtains, mikes.
This is it, the fight of fights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
You know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, mikes.
This is it, you'll hit the heights
And oh what heights you'll hit
On with the show this is it

And oh what heights you'll hit
On with the show this is it.......................best of luck, paddy.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

If money is the trap...

if money is the trap.

I'm too sick to think at the moment, but I'll be back.


(And no I did not mean for that to rhyme.)

Money is the trap...
Cheney is the mouse.

Cheney was in the plot for the regime change in Syria and the New Regimites were to be found in Abramoff's office.

The War Machismos are war
profiteers (HalliCheney and EnronBush)... Did someone get
paid to do the fake Uranium Letter?

Did Abramoff pay Uranium letter forger?

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Oil Law Means Victory for Bush

"For Bush, victory is indeed at hand. It could come at any moment now, could already have been achieved by the time you read this. And the driving force behind his planned "surge" of American troops is the need to preserve those fruits of victory that are now ripening in his hand.

At any time within the next few days, the Iraqi Council of Ministers is expected to approve a new "hydrocarbon law" essentially drawn up by the Bush administration and its UK lackey, the Independent on Sunday reported. The new bill will "radically redraw the Iraqi oil industry and throw open the doors to the third-largest oil reserves in the world," says the paper, whose reporters have seen a draft of the new law. "It would allow the first large-scale operation of foreign oil companies in the country since the industry was nationalized in 1972." If the government's parliamentary majority prevails, the law should take effect in March."

Bush spells victory in Iraq as o-i-l p-r-o-f-i-t-s.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Nice spider Fitz next time use a 5 dollar bill.
Now all the Americans know what Connie Rice was talking about when she called the dead soldiers investments. Yes all the GOP and White House let thousands of soldiers die for oil profits. Now we are going to let thousands of more soldiers die for the same investment. For all those who believed the lies now they see what the real reason was for invading Iraq. This had nothing to do with WMDs or Iraq Freedom. Americans can now feel proud that all those who support the killing of more US soldiers for the real reason of oil profit can share in the shame and sin as they join in the Devils work. We can't only blame Bush/Cheney anymore we are now part of the crime wave. All I can ask those who support Bush is how does it feel to be a murderer?

4:15 PM  
Blogger jan said...

We have dead birds in Austin, stinky gas smell in N.Y. and a vapor release in Sugarland Tx. that is keeping kids indoors... What the heck?

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie:

There were many of us that knew it was blood for oil.. back when the first talks of invading Iraq were on the tongue of the devil!

The naysayers thought we were crazy! However, in time, all truth prevails..

4:40 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Jan-
It's just Gerbil practicing for his speech.

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

Bush to address nation Wednesday

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush has asked TV networks to clear their schedules for an address about Iraq at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the White House said Monday.

Bush will discuss what the White House is calling a new strategy for Iraq.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Nancy Pelosi's lips:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday Democrats will not cut off funding for the war in Iraq, despite indicating earlier that she will not give President Bush a "blank check" to fund a U.S. troop surge in the war-torn country.

"I'm going to be very clear: Democrats will not cut off funding for our troops," Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. "But the president needs to know -- and that's what I was telling him yesterday -- ... that congressional oversight is alive and well."


I wish some of the media would get some serious Q-tips for the wax in their ears. Pelosi is holding the Gerbil accountable for any money giving to Iraq for the troops. The media is still asleep at the wheel that 400 million dollars that was given to Iraq still remain unaccountable. That is what Charles Rangel said on PBS. This is the first time that a woman Speaker of the House has to scold an incompentent and failed three businesses President how to manage money when the former Speaker of the House Hastert should have done that!

4:53 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

CIA won't let outed agent say she was in CIA

4:53 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Bush Senior Early CIA-Oil Ties Revealed

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q-Tips, LOL!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

All the secrets are coming out.
It is funny that Mrs. Wilson can't say or write she was a CIA agent the Libby trial is all about the leak of her covert name. Now who's that work. Are we to believe the Mr. Wilson is the leak name and who is Plame? If their is no CIA then let why Libby could be charged with lying again about naming a person that doesn't exist as he told jury under oath about someone name Plame.
The lies are coming so fast and the stories are changing by the minute. Next we'll be told the last 6 years of the crime wave and the death of 3000 plus soldiers was just a bad dream it never happen. Let the investigations and trials begin and let the chips fall as they may.
That fishing trip with Daddy Bush and his idiot son George must have been about those criminal oil deals of stolen oil rights. Daddy Bush will be crying some more. Maliki was the wrong weak puppet for George to pick to lead Bush should have gotten a leader like Saddam who could get the people in line so the war profiteers crimes could have worked.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Russell Feingold! And I had emailed him on this issue!

Senator asks Bush to explain signing statement that gives President authority to open mail without warrant


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I am deeply concerned about the signing statement that you issued on December 20, 2006, regarding H.R. 6407, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. It raises serious questions about whether the government is reading Americans’ first class mail without obtaining a search warrant or other court order as required by statute.

The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act recodified in a different location an existing provision of federal law, without change, that states as follows:
No letter of such a class of domestic origin shall be opened except under authority of a search warrant authorized by law, or by an officer or employee of the Postal Service for the sole purpose of determining an address at which the letter can be delivered, or pursuant to the authorization of the addressee.[1]
In your signing statement, you stated that the executive branch would construe this provision “in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances, such as to protect human life and safety against hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence collection.”
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in February 2006 on the National Security Agency warrantless wiretapping program, Senator Leahy asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales whether the executive branch was relying in other contexts on the theory that the Authorization for the Use of Military Force gave it the authority to violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and other statutes. Specifically, Senator Leahy asked: “Did it authorize the opening of first-class mail of U.S. citizens?” The Attorney General attempted to avoid answering the question, but ultimately stated: “Senator, I think that, again, that is not what is going on here. We are only focused on communications, international communications, where one party to the communication is al Qaeda. That is what this program is all about.”
You have already confirmed that you have authorized the NSA to conduct surveillance of communications without obtaining the court orders required by FISA. Your December 20, 2006, signing statement now suggests that you believe you have the authority to violate the law with regard to opening regular mail. The American people and Congress are entitled to know whether you have acted on that theory. Please answer the following question: has your administration authorized any government agency to read Americans’ first-class mail without obtaining a search warrant, complying with the applicable court order requirements of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or satisfying Postal Service regulations?
I look forward to your expeditious reply.

Sincerely,
Russell D. Feingold
United States Senator

5:28 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Senator Gordon Smith....you are truly a hero! Thank you for your outspoken views, expressed to this (p)resident about support for a "surge/escalation". Hopefully, more of your colleagues will come forward to support your position.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Folks, take a look at Time Magazine's article "The Wizard of Odd." One of the people spreading information on the Diebold voting machines is Brett Kimberlin. No other name on the planet sends ice down my veins as much as when I heard that name. A long time ago I lived in Indiana. Today there is only one word to describe what that man did to Indianapolis in the 1970s:

Terrorism.

That is exactly what it would be called today and if it was done again today, he'd get a life sentence. Hey Biloxi, what's the statute of limitations on a class action lawsuit for mental trama? That guy scared the hell out of thousands of people. There is no reason to believe anything he says.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else find it hysterically funny that Valerie is not allowed to say she was a CIA agent in her book ? She's the only one allowed not to tell ? WOW !

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB:

Well, good for Senator Feingold! :)

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey Biloxi, what's the statute of limitations on a class action lawsuit for mental trama?"

Night owl:

Are we talking you suing for mental trauma? LOL!

Anon:

That article about how Ms. Wilson can't write that she was a CIA agent is a bit stupid. The CIA didn't say one word when ex-CIA agent,Robert Baer, wrote several books and one of his books was made into a movie: Syriana. Glad that Ms. Wilson has lawyered up into that matter..

6:35 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Anonymous--yes, that is very stupid. There was some goofy treasure hunt show where they pitted hillbillies vs. college student geeks vs. beauty queens vs. a group they called "Ex-CIA" vs. other groups. If those guys can be on a stupid reality game show, then why not Plame's book?

Geez!

My apologies in advance if I bring out the trolls but someone needed to say that some of the anti-Diebold people are led by a convicted felon living in his mother's basement, and they may not know it. There were a lot of freaky people in Indiana in the 1970s, including Jim Jones, and some guy who kidnapped a banker by duct taping a shotgun to the back of his head. Yeah, that was a pleasant sight on the evening news.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush and Abramoff have met. Here is the photo.

Busted!!!!!

6:38 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

The Blog | Brady Van Engelen: What is Sacrifice? | The Huffington Post

6:41 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Biloxi, half the state of Indiana should sue for mental trama.

If someone can sue Tigger . . .

The guy still maintains his innocence, so he won't be apologizing. He deserves no praise. The cops found the same explosive timers in his stuff.

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Biloxi, half the state of Indiana should sue for mental trama."

Then, that state would sure as hell go bankrupt! LOL!

There is some many class action lawsuits that are pending in other states that it is unbelieveable. And let's not forget the pending class action lawsuits for domestic spying from the long distance carriers and ISPs.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got some bad news from a family member...someone in my family who is in the Navy is leaving for Iraq next month! :(

bbl..

7:06 PM  
Anonymous t said...

S-Q I am sorry to hear that, our Coast Guard is there too.

Nightowl interesting on Brett Kimberlin, but what I found in an investigation of the voting machines had nothing to do with .
My computer info didn't come from him either-it came from independent computer scientists.
Nothing political about it. Interesting to put a kook like Kimberlin out there to scare off people from the truth of the matter. And the truth is that the voting machines are too unrealiable to use to guard our precious vote-this coming from one who loves her laptop and pda:-)

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks T!

10:04 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

S-Q...our grandson will be deployed in March. He is a Marine special forces. I am very unhappy about this! He is 20 years old and, as all young people his age, thinks he is better than those before him.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandmanuk:

I am sorry to hear that your Grandson is leaving for Iraq!

This war has to end!!

2:54 PM  

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