Mar 1, 2007

Weather It Makes A Difference...

only time will tell.

All-Star Lineup Of Journalists To Champion Sunshine Week ‘07

Tom Brokaw, Ben Bradlee and Judy Woodruff will make the case for open government in public service announcements produced by the Radio & Television News Directors Foundation for Sunshine Week, March 11-17.

The 30-second messages will be distributed to television and radio stations across the country to highlight the importance of protecting public access to government information. RTNDF’s participation is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

“The hallmarks of a great democracy include government transparency and accountability,” said RTNDF president Barbara Cochran. “Sunshine Week gives us an opportunity to engage the public in advocating for openness and resisting restrictions on government information. News organizations serve as watchdogs on behalf of the public and during Sunshine Week television and radio stations can let the public know about important stories that would go untold if access is blocked.”

The audio PSAs are now available to be downloaded through the
RTNDA web site.

Freedom of Information and U.S. Journalism Change are serious issues that need serious solutions. Al, any room left on your plate?

On a side note: I ran into Judy Woodruff a few weeks back in the take-out line at Chicken Out in Spring Valley. We chatted a bit - she is a both charming and gracious, dedicated to truth and lots of side orders. ;)

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Blogger S-Q said...

"Sunshine Week gives us an opportunity to engage the public in advocating for openness and resisting restrictions on government information."

Yes, this is very important! The public has the right to government information!

2:01 PM  
Blogger jan said...

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2:18 PM  
Blogger jan said...

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2:19 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Time to clean up the reputation of Jornalism. Miller, Cooper, Novak and others have made Journalist liers and employees of the White House crime team. Let's hope the Journalist remember the great Edward R. Murrow and follow his example again.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

That is why people like me are turning to the internet and blogsites because as Jackie said that we need to cleanup the reputation of journalism. We are in the age of information. But the media needs to embrace the blogging and respect bloggers and a new wave of journalism. Too many journalists are still dinosaurs. But, the world of journalism today has become sensastionism and thw world of brought and paid for by the WH. One thing that I am glad for is Tom Brokaw sticking up for Tim Russert when Russert was mentioned in Fitz's press conference in Oct. 2005. Brokaw knew the world of journalism had been tarnished. Journalists and reporters need to lead by example as the late Edward R. Morrow, Walter Cronkite, and others have or had done.

2:28 PM  
Blogger jan said...

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2:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

The Justice Bloggers wish inmate number 28882-016 a bid farewell. We will miss you Ney. LOL!

The email:


i will not have access to e mail so this will be my last for awhile. i wanted to drop you a short e mail to give you my address:
robert ney
inmate number 28882-016
fci morgantown
446 greenbag road
route 857
morgantown, west virginia 26501

i also wanted to thank you for all you have done for me and my family. your kind words, thoughts, and prayers throughout the last six months have helped all of us quite a lot.
someone asked me the other day, if i wish i had never ran for office. i answered that i am glad that i did. nothing can erase the wonderful memories, thoughts, constituents, and changes that we, working together with the republicans and democrats, have been able to do. working to bring jobs to the district, helping constituents with issues, and trying to change law to help people has been the greatest memory ever.
would i change things if i could, sure. am i sorry for things that happened, absolutely, and i will pay the price. but, i am grateful for many good people in our office that helped the district and grateful for a free nation, the men and women that protect it, and a wonderful constituency in the district that i used to serve.
my family and i have lost everything on an economical basis, house, health care, possesions, but so have other people, people in the district, many, have lost all. and yes , that is painful for anyone that has gone through it, but, i am so fortunate to have my wife and children, we are so rich with family, friends like you, loved ones that are there for us, and full of hope for a good future.
the darkest days are not ahead, i have gained a higher power, the god of my understanding, is with all of us and that allows me to view tomorrow, although as a day of loss of freedom, as a day of enlightenment and of life to come.
as garth brooks said in his song the dance:
and now i'm glad i didn't know
the way it all would end, the way it all would go
our lives are better left to chance,
i could have missed the pain,
but i'd have had to miss, the dance
my family and my life is starting new, thanks for being part of it.

god bless,

bob ney

Thanks for the memories, Bob! (Biloxi blows his nose)

2:55 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I wonder if I will be able to grow my nails back and kick this nail biting- I miss scratching my own itches;/

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The evidence of Rice's complicity is increasingly damning as it gathers over a six-year twisting chronology of the Nigerien uranium-Wilson-Plame affair, particularly when set beside what we also know very well about the inside operations of the NSC and Rice's unique closeness to Bush, her tight grip on her staff, and the power and reach that went with it all. What follows isn't simple. These machinations in government never are, especially in foreign policy. But follow the bouncing ball of Rice's deceptions, folly, fraud and culpability. Slowly, relentlessly, despite the evidence, the hoax of the Iraq-Niger uranium emerges as a central thread in the fabricated justification for war, and thus in the President's, Rice's, and the regime's inseparable credibility. The discrediting of Wilson, in which the outing his CIA wife is irresistible, becomes as imperative for Rice as for Rove and Libby, Bush and Cheney. And when that moment comes, she has the unique authority, and is in a position, to do the deed. Motive, means, opportunity-in the classic terms of prosecution, Rice had them all."

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB is getting personal emails from Bob Ney?

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me thinks that the jury is taking their own sweet time. God knows once this is over they have to go back to their boring lives.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, I do believe our esteemed prosecutor is a Sunshine Seekr. ;)

3:41 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"SPB is getting personal emails from Bob Ney?"

Ha Ha! Yeah right! No brokeback in me. I certainly not getting a care package nor a ham for his welcome in prison. I am sure you will miss him, Anon. lol

p.s. no IM to Ney neither.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunshine, Sunlight... excellent disinfectant.. either way. And, much fun in the summer time.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about sending Ney some roadkill in prison?

Make him feel at home...

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q & A after verdict:

Randall Samborn: Yes, you in the back.

Reporter Chuck Crackinstuff: There are rumors that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald wears pink panties and that those panties help him to win his cases. Rumors in Chicago are flying that those panties are called the 'Elliot Ness panties'. Is that true, Randall?

Randall Samborn: No comment. Next!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh it's the Pink Panties again!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink panties rule! lmao

3:57 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

I just heard that Judge has ordered lawyers to his chambers at 4:30 pm. I don't know any more.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Is this on FDL? I was on a call. This is the only comment that I saw:

Update: The flood in the cafeteria is coming from the bathrooms next door.

Media room erupts in bad toilet puns.

Is that going to be an investigation too? LOL! Anyway, heading to FDL. Thanks for the scoop, Quzi.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I don't get it. Why would someone think Fitzie wears pink underwear has anyone noticed he's a man and they don't carry those sizes in men's sizes. Is this a personal joke or what? Just don't talk about Randall in this matter. He's so busy he has to protect the Fitz team from the sharks. I'll stay out of this joke because I just don't get it.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

CNN - tv

4:01 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Got it, Quzi!

FDL just post it:

*BREAKING* There is a note from the jury the content of which we don't know yet. We also heard that the judge is going to address the jury at 4:30 pm today in the courtroom, and it is assumed he will dismiss them for the day. We don't know whether the two things are related or not, but Marcy will be liveblogging it as it happens. — JH

Cross your fingers that that there is a verdict!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upon going to Niger Plame may have
stumbled on something of an international liability with some
former and current international government contractors that deal in activities that include weapons,narcotics,human traffic,and contraband material,i.e.nuclear black market.
I'm of the belief now that Joe Wilson's anti Iraq policy stance
is the cover story for something
a lot bigger.Were dealing in part with the remnents of cold war intelligence networks which from time to time employ the services of
of undesirables.With the end of the cold war mission and the end of the associated contracts some of these networks continue to operate independently.If the current and former black ops
list were ever made public it would certianly hit the fan.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

from FDL - Parachutec (sp) says that court staff saying it has do with a scheduling issue -- so it may be no big deal if this is true.

4:11 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I am hoping they have a verdict! Come on give us the Truth, we can handle it! :)

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Panty Raid at the White House!

4:30 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I can't take this crap anymore. Can't they apply some logic and get this show on the road...

4:47 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

anon at 3:28
-here's the article Biloximan was referring to:
Crooked Congressman Says Farewell

Bye Bob!!!


As far as transparency and accountability in our government goes, we really need to put a smack-down on signing statements, and secret clauses inserted into new laws. This has been the major problem since Bush took office.

I think anything that changes should be typed in 'neon' so that you can see what has been changed. I've heard congresspeople say "we don't actually read them before we sign them" because it would take way too long.

Why don't they divide these long documents up and disperse them amongst their people then? Everyone should take home a section (10 or 20 pages), read them, and red flag the points of concern. Then they could bring them back to hash out the next day before they have to vote on them.

Another thing is the conditional voting. I don't know if that is the right term. But there should absolutely be no bill/law enacted on a conditional basis. This is exactly what Bush has been doing with this Iraq budget plans. Either you sign and give us a billion dollars for the war, OR you cut off funds completely. This is a catch 22 that screws you either way.

4:48 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

FDL server dumped me! Anyone know what happened??

4:53 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

I think there's a log jam S-Q. I wonder if that means something? I've been trying for 10 minutes and can't get back there. Too many people accessing the site at once? Or maybe they are going to a new thread?

4:55 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

I can't believe someone is asking for a dictionary!!!

You know Fitzie has called this an intelligent jury, but I've seen some Phd's that have absolutely no common sense and some that have the poorest decision-making skills I've ever seen.

Let's hope they don't hang this case!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Quick view of FDL seems the jurors still have the old family values Bush tossed out the window 6 years ago. Ya I know Teddy V. Ruxpin and Fitzie are mad but they were once kids and needed their parents to help them too. Libby can wait kids can't and shouldn't. Guilty will come soon remember all good things come to those who wait. Libby lied for the Dickster no matter of time will change that. Sure glad I'm not a juror I use the dictionary for everything as Fitz loves to use words I don't understand.

4:56 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Jackie said:
"Good things come to those who wait."

Those are some good words to end the day.

I'm out people.

Have a good evening.

... and God bless our very special prosecutor.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Can't get on FDL either. Will try again.


Panty Raid at the White House"

You only wish for that Anon. LOL!

5:05 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Sunshine week is good thing;-)

Ditto QZ! No deadlocks surely-I am a little surprised it has taken them this long. They did seem to be a smart jury but I wonder what the heck they are doing in there!

Over and Out until later;-D

5:05 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

PS- FDL was hard for me to load too...they must be swamped since RAW dropped the ball-again!

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Dick Cheney's panties are missing!


Color: Black

5:09 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Judge is letting jurors out tomorrow at 2 pm so one or more of the jurors can go to teacher's conference at school for their child/children. The other business was -- they asked if they could have a dictionary. That's about it, folks.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

“The hallmarks of a great democracy include government transparency and accountability,” said RTNDF president Barbara Cochran.

Well, we're halfway there!


5:17 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

On a side note: I ran into Judy Woodruff a few weeks back in the take-out line at Chicken Out in Spring Valley. We chatted a bit - she is a both charming and gracious, dedicated to truth

YAY! Go Judy Woodruff!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

A dictionary? Oh, man.. I hope one of jurors won't ask for a DVD of Law and Order! Looks like it will be short day for the jurors to deliberate tomorrow.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks! Well, I guess FDL got a taste of crashing their server! They need more bandwidth! LOL

5:34 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

I still think Judge Reggie should have sequestered this jury -- I hope we don't regret that decision of his.

outta here JBs...

5:36 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I think anything that changes should be typed in 'neon' so that you can see what has been changed.

I've heard congresspeople say "we don't actually read them before we sign them" because it would take way too long.

Like us, when we click on "I agree" after reading boilerplate
messages, I think they're called.

With regard to the bills, I'm sure it's no accident that they're way too long for the congressmen and women to read.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

jackie said...

Sure glad I'm not a juror I use the dictionary for everything as Fitz loves to use words I don't understand.

Between those smarties over at firedoglake and some of the stuff I read on this site, I've had to consult a dictionary lots of times.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

From Jane at fdl:

Pach and I just got back from the courtroom. The jury is having a high old time together. They were to a one grinning from ear to ear, giggling, having the time of their lives. Pach noted that none of them looked at Libby, and they did not seem like a group of people who were in disharmony — there wasn't one who was hanging back, nobody was pissed at somebody who was intractable. They seemed to be thoroughly enjoying the process.

I love to hear this!

And I'm glad they're having fun.

5:51 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Man, if they get along so well, I wish they would come together and hand down a verdict!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That was me @ 5:34, I'm having a problem signing into blogger as S-Q.


6:12 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Jan the sign that the jurors are getting along with one another is a good sign that they will agree. That's more likely why Teddy V. Ruxpin had his head down. Not a good sign for Libby, he might have wished he kept the lady that was kicked out. Remember Jan when you are a juror on one knows the other. Once people work together and form unity it brings understanding and respect which leads to a group decision.

6:16 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Ok, Jackie... I know you are right. I'll chill :/

6:26 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

One of the comments at FDL said that the jurors might be getting addicted to the case like the rest of us (besides wanting to do a good job). You know they had to figure out how the WH and media worked together to B.S. the masses. Once you start thinking about it and then looking at the big picture, a thought pops up, that leads to another...then the floodgates open. Thank goodness, they don't have access to the internet.

FDL also had in another post about the 'mask' of Libby (and his wife in their photo ops) slipping and the strain showing on his face.

10:50 PM  

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