Jul 28, 2007

Alberto Gonzalez & The Deathly Hallows...

Gloom Over D.O.J.
"When you have a Minister of Magic with his personal integrity and credibility so repeatedly reduced to shreds, not to mention in so public a forum, that's just antithetical to the very nature of the Justice Department and its role in upholding the rule of law," -- "This is the Department of Justice and the attorney general, where absolute integrity is Job 1."

When I'm stuck with the day that's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say, ohhh

The sun will come out, tomorrow
So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may...

Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya, tomorrow
A resignation is always a day away...


Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Problems, problems, and more problems for Gonzo. Even Gonzo's colleagues in the Justice Department is showing no love to him. The more that Gonzo stays in his job, the less morale and trust that the attorneys have for the Justice Dept. I had posted this article from the Legal Times blog on this case in CA.:

Troy Ellerman, a defense attorney in California, was sentenced to 30 months in prison earlier this month in part for leaking grand jury testimony to a San Francisco Chronicle reporter from a federal investigation of steroid distribution by Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative executives to professional baseball players.

Ellerman's attorneys tried to paint him as less worthy of prison time than Scooter Libby, who got a similar 30-month sentence on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice before President Bush commuted his prison term. But that argument got smacked down by a federal judge, who threw a right hook at the president just for kicks.

Ellerman's attorneys argued he deserved a lighter sentence because "Mr. Libby's conduct involved matters of national security, while Mr. Ellerman's conduct has no nexus to national security." But that argument got smacked down by a federal judge, who threw a right hook at the president just for kicks.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White wasn't buying the Scooter comparison and showed no love for the president, even though Bush appointed him to the bench in 2002. "Under the president's reasoning, any white-collar defendant should receive no jail time, regardless of the reprehensibility of the crime," White said.

Even the CA judge who was appointed by the Gerbil showed no love for the Walmart greeter-in-chief.

12:57 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Koppel, who has been with the department since 1981, wrote that his decision to issue such a public criticism of Gonzales and the department "subjects me to a substantial risk of unlawful reprisal from extremely ruthless people who have repeatedly taken such action in the past."

The typical MO...

Boosh should attempt to explain why Ellerman was more deserving than Scooter.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous btw said...

nice sentiment timely too

omg we are soo much hipper and younger than that ole Roeser Blog LOL

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Emperor Bush and the Imperial Theater present "the death of the republic" said...


Every individual and the entire country should be afraid of Emperor Bush and his grandioise, demented and murderous imperial theater.

"Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, has resigned and is expected to leave next week; his departure is widely assumed to be a result of the outcry over his role in the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys last year. A permanent replacement has not been named." Quoted from your post.

Celeste Aida says:

Emperor Bush has considered naming Barney, his faithful Scotch Terrier, to the post. Concerns about Barney's short legs not being able to climb the stairs were not assuaged by Empress Barbara II's idea to have Barney "carried in a stylish Louie Vuitton tote" up the stairs and whenever his short stubby legs gave out.

Emperor George feared that all of his appointees would then demand to be carried. This might risk someone noticing just how much like Rome we had become. Even though Congress and the Media wouldn't tell, we've all got picture cell phones and the internet,so the madness of carrying the Emperor's appointees about,would imperil the Imperial Presidency.

Emperor Bush has been shopping for a new dog and has been reported to be looking at Great Danes.


3:11 PM  
Anonymous is this truth or fiction said...

Musharraf names 9/11 suspect as possible British asset
Fails to mention links to 9/11, ISI, CIA

The man identified by the FBI as one of the primary financers of the 9/11 attacks, Omar Sheikh, may have worked for British intelligence during the 1990s, according to a newly released book by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

“It is believed in some quarters that while Omar Sheikh was at the LSE (London School of Economics) he was recruited by the British intelligence agency MI6,” Musharraf writes in his book, In the Line of Fire: A Memoir. “It is said,” Musharraf notes, “that MI6 persuaded him to take an active part in demonstrations against Serbian aggression in Bosnia and even sent him to Kosovo to join the jihad.”1
have a lovely evening bloggers, i'm going to meet an artist who does portrait paintings. she's done several friends and i look forward to seeing her works

3:38 PM  
Anonymous girl talk (only) no boys said...

Jan and 9:40AM,

LOL back at ya!

My intellectual curiosity led me to Fitz. His stoic calm, his courage and his critical thinking.

I wanted Fitz beside me, not inside me. To fight the good fight.

I earned my political chops in 1994. I was swept into Washington with the Republican rising tide and I was swept out the same week as DeeDee Meyers (Clinton's staffer).

DeeDee went to Georgetown, got drunk, smashed up her Honda, got a DUI.

I went to Georgetown, went to a salon and got a spa day. My hair washed and blown-dry, a manicure and pedicure, facial and massage, and a salad from Dean and De Lucca down the steet.

I know, but I won't tell, when my heart first felt that first frisson of emotion for Fitz.

One should only speak of such matters to one's beloved.

Even though it's only puppy love.

Celeste Aida

4:14 PM  
Anonymous girl talk (only) no boys said...

Jan and 9:40AM,

LOL back at ya!

My intellectual curiosity
led me to Fitz.

His stoic calm,
his courage,
his critical thinking.

I wanted Fitz beside me,
not inside me.

I know,
but I won't tell,
when my heart first felt
frisson of emotion for Fitz.

One should speak
of such matters
only to one's beloved.

Leave me to my
schoolgirl reverie.

Yes Fitz, you may walk me home.

Yes Fitz, you may carry my books.

Yes Fitz, you may hold my hand.

I admit to being a child. :)

Celeste Aida

4:37 PM  
Anonymous ERRATA said...

The current 4th and 5th post titled: girl talk (only) no boys, are posted on this thread in error.

Can someone delete them and this ERRATUM note?

If not, can someone coach me on how to delete the posts?

Celeste Aida

4:49 PM  
Anonymous fuggeddaboudit said...

Let the posts stay.

Better that I look stupid, than the blog appear to be censored.

Celeste Aida

5:01 PM  
Anonymous fitz lil snitch said...

no to censorship- its a nice thing to say

besides his gf ain't the jealous type from what i hear

8:54 PM  
Anonymous fitz gf, that's right said...

hissing, hissing, hissing

11:30 PM  
Anonymous snitch said...

Oh but he is kind of a jealous bf at times

12:19 AM  
Anonymous believing a heart that's true said...

8:54PM, 12:19AM,

She doesn't need to be jealous. She knows he loves her.


No need to hiss. I am a child. Not childish. I'm interred at that point in time/space.


Celeste Aida. I'm just waiting for the sun. Civil twilight begins at 5:09 and the sun will rise at 5:51.

4:27 AM  
Anonymous just the facts said...

11:30, 4:27 wasn't me that hissed, I am no hissy chick LOL

Stalk off silently after a scathing look, yes...heehee

What has our favorite blogger been up to this weekend?

9:00 AM  
Blogger jan said...

"Reporters put Fitzgerald on the spot at Friday's news conference asking if he had fun the previous night taping an episode of National Public Radio's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" at which the hosts tested his knowledge of scooters other than his former prosecution target Lewis "Scooter" Libby and asked him if he had a girlfriend.

"You sit there and realize you can't leave," Fitzgerald said.

"Like appearing before a grand jury?" Fitzgerald was asked.

"Yes," he said, laughing. "Except it's not as serious."


9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | White House runs conference call on executive privilege for right-wing bloggers

Mr. Gonzales is telling lies to the American People when he lies to Congress.

The Pakistan connection | Guardian daily comment | Guardian Unlimited

"Omar Sheikh, a British-born Islamist militant, is waiting to be hanged in Pakistan for a murder he almost certainly didn't commit - of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. Both the US government and Pearl's wife have since acknowledged that Sheikh was not responsible. Yet the Pakistani government is refusing to try other suspects newly implicated in Pearl's kidnap and murder for fear the evidence they produce in court might acquit Sheikh and reveal too much."


Which is why the cover-up of 9/11 needs to end.

"Significantly, Sheikh is also the man who, on the instructions of General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), wired $100,000 before the 9/11 attacks to Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker. It is extraordinary that neither Ahmed nor Sheikh have been charged and brought to trial on this count. Why not?"

9:36 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...


Henry Kissinger, the former US secretary of state, has warned British ministers to beware of distancing themselves from America.

“Ostentatious dissociation from the US just sets up a quarrel,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Times.

He added that Brown had qualities that could be “very helpful” to the president in resolving the Iraq problem. “Gordon Brown is an extremely thoughtful person with a more intellectual approach than Tony Blair,” said Kissinger. “President Bush has not invited him to Camp David to lecture him on how Britain can fit in with America’s wishes. He will listen to him with an open mind.”

Can anyone explain to me why we are still listening to the failed advice of Kissinger? He should be sent to live in Iraq until the war ends. Don't come home until you fix it for real, Mr Slick...

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you are telling us the guy who financed 911 is walking around footloose and fancy free? how can i be surprised in bushworld, the media drops the ball onto democracy yet again
would be nice to have a target date for when this misery will be over! 6 yrs is a long time, 5 for war thanks jan for keeping us up on fitz his humor on wait wait was good, now everybody knows he's funny, a real wise guy you might say hehe You wouldn't kick him out for cracker crumbs, if ya know what i mean*)

9:56 AM  
Anonymous dateline: Rome, circa 10ad said...

Emperor Caligula has named for Roman Cousel, his favorite horse, INCITATUS.

Caligula and INCITATUS have invited the Syrian Counsel to a feast where the menu will include hummingbird tongues, roast lamb, and snow fron the Alps flavored with honey and bee pollen.

Counsel INCITATUS has opted for raw oats and gold flakes in his feedbag.

In keeping with INCITATUS's increase in status,his stable has been completely redone in marble.

The Roman Senate has not been invited to the feast.

Rumors of Emperor Caligula's insanity have been attributed some Senators retaliating for having been snubbed.

RAI News, Editorial Board

10:44 AM  
Anonymous moving america backward said...

Melanie Morgan and the warmongers coming to a town near you soon:
Giant September Push to Rally Support for Troops in Iraq!

(where the crazies drink fresh blood together)

Days for the Windy City (so you can miss them)

(Day 9) Tuesday Sept 11 2007

Leave Des Moines, IA 9:00 AM

Cedar Rapids, IA Rally 12:00 PM

Chicago, IL Rally Start 6:00 PM

Arrive Chicago Hotel 7:30 PM

(Day 10) Wednesday Sept 12 2007

Leave Chicago, IL 8:00 AM

Indianapolis, IN Rally Start 1:00 PM

Cincinnati, OH Rally Start 4:30 PM

Columbus, OH Rally 6:30 PM 1 HR

Arrive Columbus, OH Hotel 7:45 PM

11:08 AM  
Anonymous oh henry! said...


Henry Kissinger aka Oh, Henry! aka Dr. Strangelove is the reason that we can enjoy fine wines from Chile and fresh fruit fron Chile in the middle of our winter!

How you ask did he do this?

Henry is suspected of engineering the coup in 1973 that toppled Chile's Salvador Allende, assassinated General Schneider, incarcerated and killed thousands of students and intellectuals.

Low paid agriworkers built the wine and fruit industry and those pesky educated kids who would have created a large Chilean middle class, were dead.

Henry, also delivered the bad news to Nixon, that it was time to resign.

So why do all Presidents still call on Kissinger to leave his Estate in Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut and his chalet in Klosters, Switzerland and come to Rome...er...Washington?

Because Karl Rove is to Kissinger, like Mother Goose is to Shakespeare. If Rove is Machiavelli, Kissinger is Lucifer.

Celeste Aida

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democratic Underground - For the record...

united fruit co.

United Fruit Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


US - BANANA Republic

12:01 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

haha Gonzo no takers to defend on the Sunday morning gas bags. Perhaps he thinks his decider/defender is the one that matters most?

And thanks Celeste Aida, that most certainly clarifies his gangster role...

Yikes, there are convicted bad guys with more empathy for the masses than Oh henry!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous he's got vanity plates said...

Carl Lindner -- the CEO of Chiquita

No wonder alarms went off

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:25 roger must be back

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography - Part 6 of 8

<nettime> -- A Case against Unconstitutional Government --


"Why Is This Important?

These stories matter because they can resolve at last the differences between Israeli and American versions of what happened.

For 30 years Israel and its supporters have denounced survivors as liars and anti-Semites for reporting what happened to their ship. Members of Congress are unwilling even to listen to their stories. These men seek justice.

Recent White House executive orders call for the declassification of virtually every record more than 30 years old. Amberjack photography and other such reports fall in that category.

If the submarine photography can be found, it should show that the ship's flag was clearly visible to the attacking fighters and torpedo boats. Pictures also should show that the Israelis continued to fire from close range with the flag and other markings in clear view long after the torpedo explosion that they claim ended the attack. Pictures may reveal the methodical machine-gunning of Liberty's life rafts in the water. Other Amberjack records, reports and sound recordings should show the duration of the attack and other details denied by the attackers.

Liberty survivors will continue their quest for these records. We believe they exist and we think they can be found.

With those files and photographs declassified, Israel never again will be able to pretend that the survivors of the Liberty attack are lying."

USS Liberty: Periscope Photography May Finally Reveal Truth

Because our veterans deserve better than lies.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advertisers on the O'Reilly Factor

Boycott until they hurt

2:27 PM  
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2:28 PM  
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2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS: Tillman's comrade disputes Military report

Pat Tillman was murdered because he called the Iraq War illegal and the Cabal could not have that happening. Tell the freaking truth! The White House knew.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous hiroshima, mon amour said...

i am a member of the new world order. i'm sorry to disappoint you. i've spent a LIFETIME, since childhood, looking for the answer to what is GOOD and what is EVIL.

Celeste Aida

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

invite you and a guest to attend the
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The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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3:36 PM  
Anonymous snitch said...

I'm sure he does let her know he cares

Not something a good gf would take for granted, not if she wants to be his last gf lol

6:59 PM  
Anonymous disband the republican party said...

Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid'

...according to a new report from Oxfam and a coalition of Iraqi NGOs.

The report said the Iraqi government was failing to provide basic essentials such as water, sanitation, food, and shelter to up to eight million people.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YouTube - New World Order Zionist Anti Christ

This is sick. Someone had access to video tape of Abu Ghraib. Let the truth be known.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

War And Peace: Americans Think Bush Is More Evil Than Saddam And Bin Laden

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup, LaRouchies are back with their disinformation and hate.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Celeste Aida said...

Shhesh...it's not onw cable, why?


Can't find "Shooting Michael Moore" on Q&A tonight. However, it's on website. If link is down, go to main page, www.c-span.org and in the left column click on "Q&A" and then the "Leffler"/"Shooting Michael Moore" link.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

la ruchei vp busted in virginia for incest child abuse

9:28 PM  
Anonymous troll spray said...

"yup, LaRouchies are back with their disinformation and hate." It must be Sunday for trolls.


9:29 PM  
Anonymous Trials and tribulations said...

When Maliciously Leaking Secrets is Outlawed

A must see pic for all Libby trialbugs!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



10:11 PM  
Anonymous how many chances gozo get said...

"This is going to have a devastating effect on law enforcement throughout the country if it's not cleared up," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

"If he doesn't correct it, then I think that there are so many errors in there that the pressure will lead very, very heavily to whether it's a special prosecutor, a special counsel, efforts within the Congress."

11:02 PM  
Anonymous how can i help u? said...

10:11 PM ???

No comment, what are ya thinkin? Oh you have questions? Well, yes don't we all LOL

11:06 PM  
Anonymous bye bye gonzo said...

Monday WaPo

Gonzales's Honesty Disputed

Claims of misstatements made by attorney general to shield Bush stretch back a decade.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smearing Fitzgerald- by Justin Raimondo

One doesn't have to believe in the same values and morals to learn something or seek the truth while others seek to distract or keep the truth hidden.

kudos to the Iraqi Soccer Team for bringing their nation together today with their fine win.

11:32 PM  
Anonymous crystal ball said...

May be his last gal, cause he won't need another

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. the gf is sweeeeet on fitz no matter what the neocons say!

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesuits say take word of God to Second Life - Yahoo! News

What are they talking about? It sounds like a scam or worse.

"According to its Web site, it has a population of more than 8 million residents and millions of dollars change hands there every month.

"Is there (cyber) space for God?" Spadaro aaka in his article which says there are already virtual churches and temples serving countless religions. He quotes a Swedish Muslim who says his avatar prays regularly as he prays in real life.

Spadaro warns the uninitiated that "the erotic dimension is very present" in Second Life, that people can buy genitalia for their avatars in a world that is "open to any form of erotic stimulation from prostitution to pedophilia."

1:53 AM  
Blogger hullo kitty said...

Greetings from San Francisco....

Sooooo is everyone feeling good about stuff and themselves?


2:07 AM  
Anonymous Celeste Aida said...

Brian Lamb and "Shooting Michael Moore" is on now. Heheheh....

I love Brian's interviewing style.

Website: shootingmichaelmoore.com

"as big as he is, we should be able to find him..." Leffler

I'm missing my Morining Joe with Mika, but this better.

5:29 AM  
Anonymous moore myth busting said...

Shooting Michael Moore


You can read the transcript while watching/listening to the video.

You don't have to be a jerk to get rich. I know men who've earned their wealth, multi-millions, the old-fashioned way, with their brains and not by exploiting the weak.

I like this man, Leffler.

Celeste Aida

5:59 AM  
Anonymous 9am, just the facts said...

Since no one answered you, am I your favorite blogger?

Like a kid at a pool, I just jumped in and made a big spash? LOL.

You are my first blogging.


I spent the weekend with my parents. My father grilled steaks. :)

Celeste Aida

6:15 AM  
Anonymous It's getting hot in here said...

Ohio Votes- Squire v. Geer: Facts the Magistrate left out are even more shocking than the ones he included

Indeed, what was left out of the Magistrate's report in the Squire case (which is now on appeal) but was well documented in the court's evidence record, constitutes an even greater indictment of touchscreen voting machines than has generally been known.

Celeste Aida, Good job, keep on blogging;)

7:45 AM  
Anonymous spector the coward backpedals said...

Specter noted that he had not yet been fully briefed on spy programs and thus could not determine whether it was true, as the White House has asserted, that the hospital dispute did not center on the surveillance program but a separate facet that remains classified.

The New York Times, citing anonymous government officials it declined to name, reported Sunday that the 2004 dispute was over computer searches through massive electronic databases, which contain records of phone calls and e-mail messages of millions of Americans.

If the dispute chiefly involved data mining rather than eavesdropping, that raised the question as to whether Gonzales might be technically correct, according to the Times.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous the dating game said...

My favorite oddity was a man who was handsome, smart, nice and accomplished. He seemed like a perfectly fine bet for a relationship. There was only one problem: he could not pass a beast without making that animal's noises. We decided to go hiking in the Methow Valley and stay over at Sun Mountain Lodge. But the ride there killed the possibility of anything more physical than climbing up a few hills. If we saw a horse, he neighed, a dog, he produced a bark, a cat — well, you know. I was afraid to order a steak.

10:20 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

From a comment on WaPo

El Goonzo LOL

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Veal. You should order veal.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous bring me a unicorn, said...

"There were other colorful characters, some so unusual that I learned to think of dating as anthropological fieldwork. I decided each person would have something to teach me, no matter how dreadful a match we might be for each other."


"Of course not all of these dates produced a humorous or strange story. Some produced all kinds of satisfaction: intellectual, emotional and sexual.

Dating, though difficult and disappointing when love didn't last, was clearly possible and often fabulous, no matter that my 20s and 30s were distant memories. I have come to believe that love is possible at any age, that romance and passion are no less intense at middle or old age than they were when we were barely out of our teens, and that all of this can be ours if we put ourselves out there, learn how to handle loss or rejection, and have the resilience to pick ourselves up and start the process all over again."

Celeste Aida ;)

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Harry said...

I say that Alberto Gonzalez is under Dick Cheney's Imperius Curse or a false memory charm.

11:36 AM  
Blogger jan said...

No resignation :(

1:31 PM  
Anonymous the dating game, redux said...

10:20AM,the dating game.

I read it too. In yesterdays Seattle Post. I wanted other bloggers to know that your isolated odd-gem, was embedded in a piece that affirms realtionships.

I don't agree with everything she says.

Celeste Aida

6:05 PM  
Anonymous scathing looks and all said...

C.A. 11:02

what a freaking dreamer! whatever ur smoking, quit sister, quit!

10:39 PM  

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