Jan 18, 2007

Wednesday Night Massacre...

Fitz Fired! Bush Administration
Continues Purge of US Attorneys

"US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales expressed surprise and concern at the allegations of administration impropriety. 'I had a good talk with Patrick, and I am not at liberty to go into specifics,' stated Gonzales, 'but I can say that some small degree of burn-out might have been involved in his decision to step down. This in no way prohibits Scooter's case from going forward, and in fact we are anticipating a rapid resolution... I will be personally taking this one on to ensure that justice is done.'" <more>


Colleagues and friends I am in solidarity with you...excluding you of course, AG Gonzalez.

New and improved justice?

43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This must be a joke.






Pretty funny!

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1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the F@#K!!!!

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***I STEPHANIE AM JOINING THE LIBERTY GUARD OF NEW AMERICA !!!!!***********************************

Explanation follows! (This is from a forward I received today.)



" The Trumpet Calls, The Drum Beats, The Time Has Come.... "


Monday, January 15, 2007

***** Things are heating up for Patriots in New Hampshire *****


OFFICIAL L.G.N.A. PUBLIC NOTIFICATION:

THE S.C.C. OF THE L.G.N.A. ("LIBERTY GUARD OF NEW AMERICA" A NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF SEVERAL THOUSAND ARMED PATRIOTS OF LIBERTY AND ALLIES TO THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY THROUGHOUT VARIOUS AREAS; INCLUDING THE DEEP SOUTHERN CONFEDERATE INDEPENDENCE GROUPS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE OCCUPIED SOUTHERN CONFEDERATE NATION) IS RAISING THEIR ALERT LEVEL OVER THIS ISSUE AND ARE NOW ON A "STANDBY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION" ALERT STATUS.



And so ---- From Deep in the Occupied Southern Confederate Nation, I Stephanie, am ON STANDBY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION!!!!!!!!

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2:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that site,(unconfirmed sources or whatever) the one who posted a picture of Fitz in handcuffs a while back?

2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz, about the running shoes ?

Let's just go barefoot and find another country .......

oh , it's just a joke ?

Keep listening to NPR !

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie says "

And so ---- From Deep in the Occupied Southern Confederate Nation, I Stephanie, am ON STANDBY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION!!!!!!!!"

LOL

And Fitz, maybe all of you should walk off the job .....

" we have a major headache " brought on by the criminal tyrant's government

2:46 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Go,Fitz! Glad to see you standing in solidarity.

"The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1890
US suffragist (1815 - 1902)

2:47 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

BTW, Fitz, have you guys ever thought about going union?

2:55 AM  
Anonymous tim said...

If I were you Calamity I would think about a facelift.

2:57 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

tim,
Is that you? Tim from PACU?

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words fail me!

I'll share my ha'pennyworth with you when I get my breath back!

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 10:44 here in the UK, and a storm is brewing. Looks like one's brewing in the United State [sic] of America.

Bodies of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitition (with the possible exception of Hamilton, who was no democrat), but certainly those of Jefferson and Adams turning in their graves.

Words of Adams I read on Boston Common: "The Revolution was in the hearts and minds of the people...".

A few minutes later I read the opening words of the original Dunlap print of the Declaration of Independence which had been read from the balcony of that very building in 1776 framed and under glass on the wall of the Old State House.

I was overcome.

Because "we"'d lost the colonies.

Nope. I wish America and her Republican experiment well.

Because everything the signers fought for is being destroyed. Nope. I was still asleep then, and unaware of what was going on.

Why?

Because of the ideas expressed in those first two opening paragraphs which moved me in that hallowed place in a way they had never done before.

I guess it was a kind of epiphany.

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's news!!!

Democrats complain that 'little known' Patriot Act amendment allows the Bush Administration to 'circumvent' Senate with US Attorney 'swaps'

Brian Beutler
Published: Tuesday January 16, 2007

A little-known, year-old amendment to the USA Patriot Act is allowing the Bush Administration to replace outgoing U.S. Attorneys with controversial appointments in a process that circumvents the usual approval process in the Senate, and three Democrats are charging that an unknown number of attorneys have been asked to resign "without cause."

Before last year's amendment was added to the Patriot Act, the Attorney General was allowed to appoint interim State Attorneys, but only for a period of 120 days. That right had rested with District Courts until the change was made in 1986.

According to a press release issued by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) which was sent to RAW STORY, "The law was changed so that if a vacancy arises the Attorney General may appoint a replacement for an indefinite period of time – thus completely avoiding the Senate confirmation process."

One aide told RAW STORY, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez "can expect to be questioned about this," when he appears on Capitol Hill later this week.

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Patriot_Act_appointments_0116.html

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Letter to Gonzales from Senators Leahy and Feinstein.

Interesting to see what happens at the Judiciary Committee meeting today.

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The Honorable Alberto Gonzales U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20530

Dear Attorney General Gonzales:

Recently, it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice has asked several U.S. Attorneys from around the country to resign their positions by the end of the month, prior to the end of their terms without cause. We also understand the intention is to have your office appoint interim replacements and potentially avoid the Senate confirmation process altogether.

We are very concerned about this allegation, and we believe, if true, such actions would be intemperate and ill-advised. We have asked our staffs to look into changing the law to prevent such actions and are introducing legislation today that will return the law to its previous language providing a district court with the authority to appoint an interim U.S. Attorney for the district in which a vacancy arises. Therefore, we ask that if such requests have been made that you desist from moving forward with these efforts and hold the requests in abeyance.

As you know, U.S. Attorneys around the country serve important functions bringing many of the most important and difficult cases. Our U.S. Attorneys are responsible for taking the lead on public corruption cases and many of the anti-terrorism efforts across the country. U.S. Attorneys also playa vital role in combating traditional crimes like narcotics trafficking, bank robbery, guns, violence, environmental crime, civil rights violations and fraud. U.S. Attorneys are also taking the lead on prosecuting computer hacking, Internet fraud and intellectual property theft; accounting and securities fraud and computer chip theft. Continuity in these positions is of utmost importance, and freedom from any inappropriate influences or the appearance of influence must be avoided at all costs.

Please provide information regarding all instances in which you have exercised the authority to appoint an interim United States Attorney. In addition, please provide us with information on whether any efforts have been made to ask or encourage the former or current U.S. Attorneys to resign their position.

We would appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and written answers prior to your appearance before the Judiciary Committee on January 18, 2007.

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie said...
***I STEPHANIE AM JOINING THE LIBERTY GUARD OF NEW AMERICA !!!!!***********************************

Stephanie,

Here is a considered response from the editor of educate-yourself.org to en e-mailed Invitation to Join the Liberty Guard of New America.

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/libertyguardofnewamerica06dec06.shtml

The solution, if possible, is to restore the existing Constitution, together with the Bill of Rights, not to tear it up and replace it with a new one.

Secession was proposed, but not adopted, by delegates from New England at the Hartford Convention of 1814 in response to the damaging (for New England merchants) 1812 War with Great Britain, and adopted by the Confedearcy 50 years later only led to a bloody civil war and to an even more centralised state, from which only the arms manufacturers benefited.

The United States changed from being a plural noun to a singular one, and Brother John was replaced with uncle Sam.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calamityjane,who said:

“Experience shows that people will more readily face bullets than what Samuel Johnson called the hiss of the world.”

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calamityjane,

I'll rephrase that.

Who said, "Experience shows that people will more readily face the bullets than what Samuel Johnson called the hiss of the world."

?

It's similar to the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton you quoted above, but from a different source.

I taught a module called "Woman and the Vote" with students doing History GCSE (General Certificate of School Education exam for 16 year-olds) a few years ago, and have always wondered why they never made a film about the suffragist and suffragette movements here in the UK. After all, they made a film about Ghandi and one on the suffragist/
suffragette movement would be every bit as compelling.

8:18 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Top o' the mornin'.....It is not nice to give little ol' ladies a heart attack and stroke all in one fell swoop!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous wtf said...

I just woke up, turned on my computer and I read this!
I just fell out of my chair!

This is a joke...

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes Batman!

Very funny! They only wish... LOL


Good Morning Everyone: :)

Day three of the Libby trial Jury selection continues...

Below is from FDL and thought I would pass it along. Some of the questions from Fitz during this selection.

Have a great day all! :D

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pachacutec says:

January 17th, 2007 at 6:55 pm *
Valley Girl @ 40

Pach- another question- you said very little about Fitz's questions, and mostly reported on those of Wells and Jefress. Can you give us more of an impression about Fitz? And, did Fitz soley question jurors, or were there Team Fitz questions also?


Fitz did all the questioning from the prosecution side. This is possibly because the team with him in the courtroom, as opposed to his whole CIPA team, is small. But more fundamentally, he wants to establish some relationship or contact with each juror, because he ultimately will be the one asking them to convict.

I wrote less about his question because he had many fewer, and many simpler, questions.

From the beginnig, the standard Fitz questioning goes something like this:

- Do you watch television news?

0 Yes.

- What shows do you watch?

0 Oh, I watch channel five news at night before I walk my dogs.

- Have you seen any coverage about this case?

0 No.

- Are you familiar at all with the Sunday news program Meet the Press?

0 Yes, I've heard of it but I don't watch it.

- You don't watch it.

0 No, I don't go for things like that.

- Are you familiar with the host of that program, Tim Russert?

0 I guess I've heard the name, but I don't really know him. I mean, I'd probably know his face, but I never met him or anything like that.

- Do you have strong any opinions about Mr. Russert, positive or negative, that might lead you to favor or mistrust anything he had to say, if he were to be a witness in this case?

0 No.

- You believe you could be fair and impartial in your assessments if you were to see him give testimony here, even if, for example, what he had to say about something that happened was different, maybe even inconsistent, with something someone had to say about it?

0 Yes, i could be fair.

- He would not have a leg up or a strike against him, just because of who he is?

0 No, not at all.

- Thank you.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Bush doesn't want the corruption to be solved because all roads lead to his, Cheney's and Poppy's asses.

10:09 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Reminds me of Nixon firing DOJ during Watergate mess, but worse... WTF!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Fitzie,

LMAO...that was a great photoshop job they did! Nothing like moving in the dead of winter dressed in a short-sleeve polo shirt and Zeidenberg behind you smiling...

The sad part is for a moment I thought it was true...Gonzo and Bushie are taking down the lawyers like flies....I can only hope they won't fire you out of fear of retaliation by the people!

We really need to fight this move on Gonzo's part to fire all of these lawyers!!! It's right up there with Bushie's singing statements...

I forgot that Cox, et al's firing was called the Saturday Night Massacre...

Good Morning JBs...

10:11 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Hey Jan...pass me a Krispy Kreme please ;)

10:12 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Wait, let me warm it up for you...

10:14 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Here you are Q, enjoy ;P

10:18 AM  
Blogger Selamat JA said...

I agree Grandmanuk,
I thought I'd faint at first, but then went to the Wikipedia article telling about Nixon days and recalled a stunt similar to this spelled the end of Nixon. Going back to having real hope here!!

Guess Krispy Kremes aren't good just before bedtime, but everyone have a great day at court.

Nighty night,
SJa

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan let me warm those buns.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Good Morning Everyone,

Fitz blog comes in as part of my headline news on my home page and all I saw was "Wed Night Massacre" very funny, Fitz!
Anothony and CJ I like your quotes.

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.--Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Seriously CJ-more people should think about going union-as you know, lot's of other fed workers are union. With dubya around, its a great idea...

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From one of my co-workers this morning:


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~

Written by- Marianne Williamson

10:36 AM  
Blogger Former Fed said...

What is really frightening is that at first read, you almost take this as the truth.

Surely our country is coming to its senses - it might take a while but I do believe the Nation will survive the bush/cheney years.

11:33 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Great quote s_q.The games afoot. Gotta run.Peace and love to all.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Thanks Jan. I love them hot out of the oven!

Nice quote S-Q...shine on Fitzie and Justice Bloggers!

Back to work and checking on FDL

bbl

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former Fed - I am sure that was the intended effect. It should be called the "January Massacre."

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

TGIT!

So, Fitz got the boot? LOL! Is your teddy bear, 3 year old lasagna and pink panties in one of those boxes? ;-)

Certainly that pic makes you want to say either: LOL, OMG, or WTF...

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, no one believed me Fitzgerald, I wanted to tell you you were appointed to help the "Whore of Babylon" and protect her and get Daley for the murder and hatred her and her Uncle lived with for so many years for telling the Truth. Your bloggers were so high up on the horse and your people confiscated a document she can't get back out of the system. Bush and Homeland Security have always been on the side of the Prophetess because she stands for truth without payment. A pity, she liked you.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz....*

AAAaaaarrghgh...LOLMAO

Good one Fitz, I allmost had the big one untill I checked the link. Even the geezer can be fooled. Cheers

G:

1:48 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Yes it is a dream of Libby's. Problem it's to late for that to happen. Gonzo just isn't that smart of an attorney or man to pull that off. Let's say Judge Walton and the entire Justice System would have something to say about pulling out an attorney during this high profile case. I know the Bush Administration is stupid but even the Supreme Court would turn on Bush if he did remove Pat at this stage of the trial.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony says"

Democrats complain that 'little known' Patriot Act amendment allows the Bush Administration to 'circumvent' Senate with US Attorney 'swaps' "

replacements to protect the interests of their friends

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold her steady Fitz !

Too , we have new practical jokes to make you laugh!

Anyone have any FUNNY wiretap jokes ?

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz is really moving my boxes to my new law firm: Biloxi Associates

*lol*

And when you are done, Fitz, you can wash my car...

;-)

3:54 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, Anthony. Glad to see you back. How are you?

12:10 AM  

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