Jul 31, 2007

High Noon - High Drama...

Specter: WH must clarify Gonzales testimony by noon Today

"The Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, Arlen Specter (Pa.), emerged from a crucial Monday briefing and gave the Bush administration 18 hours to resolve the controversy over apparent contradictions in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s congressional testimony."

"Specter aides released a statement late Monday that suggested a bombshell to come on Tuesday afternoon." <more>
"People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don't care. They just don't care." - High Noon

UPDATE: White House ignores Arlen's deadline

Wisdom from a recent fortune cookie - "Ultimatums ring hollow unless one is prepared to back them up. Lucky numbers 7 12 9 24"

UPDATE II: My Dog Ate My Homework
UPDATE III: Invisible Ink?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney Still Backs Convicted Former Aide

"The vice president also said that embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should keep fighting for his job. "I'm a big fan of Al's," he said."

Go figure.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think Progress » Mainstream Media Catapult O’Hanlon And Pollack’s Pro-Escalation Propaganda

media whores.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Put the crazies back in the box said...

CREW wants Stevens to vacate Appropriations post

What now when High Noon passes? They will continue refusing to comply.

1:12 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Cute alarm clock.

Waiting for their drama to begin...

1:15 PM  
Blogger jan said...

"White House ignores deadline"

Really? I'm shock! ;D

1:20 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Shocked, I mean.

1:20 PM  
Blogger airJackie said...

Now we know what the bombshell was the White House could care less. Cheney has to support Gonzo as Gonzo was following Cheney's orders. Gonzo was put in as Attorney General to do as he was told by Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Miers was asked did she know an idiot who wouldn't ask questions but follow orders she said yes Al. Now Gonzales got favors too. His sister a career drug dealer got caught and Bush helped her get only 90 days in rehab. on a charge of drug dealing, carrying unlicensed guns and thousands of dollars for drug sales. Now what career drug dealer would not like that sentence. Yes Theresa Gonzales is still selling drugs and carrying weapons but now he will never be picked up or charged because her brother is Attorney General. For all those who don't believe just check the court records as that in public information. But the media didn't want to report it. Also Gonzo forget to tell about his drug dealing sister at his confirmation hearing or that the Assignment Judge called him on an illegal act of his handling Bush's DUI. He just forget about that at the time.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous hold the line! said...

All comment line oerators are assisting other callers.

White House very busy.


Call your members of Congress!


It's called grass roots lobbying.

No pay.


Celeste Aida

1:58 PM  
Anonymous fresh garden tomato, mmmm said...

Careful: The FB-eye may be watching: Reading the wrong thing in public can get you in trouble: News: Archives: Creative Loafing Atlanta

Careful kids what your dad gives you to read and brew that coffee at home!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous get your fresh brew right here said...

Miers was asked did she know an idiot who wouldn't ask questions but follow orders she said yes Al. LOL

Spot on as usual, Jackie

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | Pentagon announces 20K troops will rotate into Iraq

The Raw Story | Rumsfeld changes course, will testify in Wednesday hearing on Tillman death

Like Rumsfeld will tell the truth? He's Cheney's twin.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alberto Gonzales' Difficult Past - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime

Break the cycle of enabling and lies.

(thanks, Jackie.)

7:49 PM  
Anonymous unorganized crime said...

7 12 9 24 hmm good numbers

Spector has a history of talking tough, then dropping the ball.
He must not mind leaving politics a coward...like anyone cares about his affair when the whole DOJ and rule of law is at stake.
Do you think that may be how he's been kept in line by gop for all those years? 30 years is a long time to keep it hush hush C'mon, does he seriously think the wife doesn't know? Besides, look at the lives of those who don't want the problems fixed...

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In a late breaking development, Secretary Rumsfeld will appear before the Oversight Committee tomorrow," stated a release from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rigorous Intuition (v. 2.0)

Why we must break cycles of hate.

8:19 PM  
Blogger hullo kitty said...

Isn't this just petty gossip stuff.

What about the real problems.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daily Kos: State of the Nation

"Attorney General says 'Oops, this is really going to hurt us' - meaning those who were guilty - 'so we're going to decide to classify it'"

AlterNet: In Violation of Federal Law, Ohio's 2004 Presidential Election Records Are Destroyed or Missing

cbs2.com - Proposed Plan Could Change State's Votes In 2008

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Box Voting : (CA) (OH) San Diego gets Michael Vu

Black Box Voting : 6-12-06: Trouble seeks trouble - King County elections chief goes to Los Angeles

10:13 PM  
Anonymous italian americans against the right said...

Sometimes gossip breaks the monatony of bad news, kitty

50-year-old Family values deputy defends 'misadventure' with prostitute

Despite the fact that he is the father of three children and is expecting a fourth child by his second wife, Adele, he appeared to feel no shame or embarrassment at his "misadventure".

Nor does the fact that the UDC has long promoted itself as a party that will defend Christian and family values strike him as at odds with his behaviour: "I say one thing to you out loud. How many deputies go to bed with prostitutes? It's not a crime. Of course I identify with Christian values but what have those got to do with going to bed with a prostitute? This is a private matter.

"Are you saying that I cannot be a good father and a good husband just because after five, six days away from home, I had a little adventure? My electors do not give a damn if I go to bed with a prostitute. What they want is for me to resolve our problems, the problems of our area," he told daily La Stampa.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently the married public servant away from the wife and kids never met Mary Palm. oolala

11:11 PM  
Anonymous clogged pipe signora said...

guess the prostitute will make wifey #3. h can come fix my plumbing...

11:45 PM  
Anonymous married men are more stable said...

Comey for family values deputy! Comey for AG! Come Comey!

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I would encourage a "fresh look" at not just the transcript, but the _audio_:

["Mueller: The discussion was on a National -- uh, NSA program that has been much discussed, yes."]

It appears he _almost_ mentioned "national security council" program. . . NSC is not the same as NSA. Another way to read between the lines . . ."National security program": Something that is _outside_ FISA; and _outside_ what the FISA current covers. . .although it was intended to cover _all_ things.

Listen closely to the pauses, spacing, and hemming and hawing. Mueller is dancing around something that -- it appears -- President and AG have said falls "outside" the FISA-coverage: This might be a Canadian-Australian-NZ-UK data transfer program: Whereby non-US interception methods are used, but the data is forwarded to the NSA through non-direct US means.

. . . .

Also, if the Senate's Leahy/Specter do not trust Gonzalez, why would they trust him on this AG-certifications under FISA? If he's been lying to the Senate, then his AG-certifications on "OK to do this without a warrant" are also in doubt. He could define anything -- rightly or wrongly -- as being under that umbrella.
Question becomes: What certification has the AG made on things that not even the Gang of 8 was told about; and how was the NSC (not NSA) involved with the oversight of this, outside FISA-Gang of 8 review?
"National security" could mean: "Maintaining morale" or "maintaining confidence": That could mean providing false information to the public; or, based on data mining, issuing public news releases to justify public support for illegal activity; or maintain confidence in something that was an illegal contract. This would involve capture through NSA of meta-language; then stripping out identifying information;; then transferring that data to a firm like Flieshman Hilliard which would examine it, and issue public news releases on various government "public oversight" and "media messaging issues": Smith Act issues in re domestic propaganda: Possibly a "public service" announcement to maintain loyalty in non-sense. Something for AT&T to discuss.
Posted by:
Date: July 27, 2007 4:45 PM"

TPMmuckraker July 27, 2007 2:33 PM

btw, Mr. Faux ...were those rumors true about a certain former Chief Justice (r.i.p.) that might have taken a lot of "medication" that some poor law enforcement might have been required to keep, uh..silent? I do not mean end of life issues either.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Satirical Political Report - An Offbeat Look at the Hot-Button Issues of the Day » arlen specter

hullo kitty!

12:13 AM  
Anonymous deconstructing the law said...

If you don't like a law, change it, is the prevailing theme in our society.

Philosophically, it was ushered in with deconstruction. It's major theorists were Derrida and Foucault. But it's genesis was dishonored French jurist, Rene Guyon. Guyon chose exile to Siam over prison. Guyon was instrumental in setting up the Thai constition.

Will brief you on HBO's Hiroshima Documentary, shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center, later.

Gotta run...

Celeste Aida

6:15 AM  
Blogger hullo kitty said...

"If you don't like a law, change it, is the prevailing theme in our society."

The right way

7:09 AM  
Blogger hullo kitty said...

hullo anon. I hope you are feeling groovy. (I've been to Haight Ashbury)

7:10 AM  
Anonymous campaign for a stable pat fitzgerald said...

Mary Palm, aye? Any relation to Rosy Palm and her five ugly sisters? LOL

The Satirical Political Report fuuunny especially the Bazaar pic of Hillary LOL

Hi Kitty, feelin' frisky? lol

8:25 AM  
Blogger hullo kitty said...

The time and the place will come one day,

Methinks anon. I'll blow you away,

I'll steal in like a cat,

It will be your choice to sit up or stay on the mat.

meeeeoowwww !

9:16 AM  
Anonymous ruf ruf said...

Sorry Kitty you're too late...and I'm always last one standing.

Besides he 's really more of a dog lover LOL

11:15 AM  
Anonymous to 11:11 and 8:25 am said...


Our Italian friend prefers the company of Mary Kuntz to Mary Palm.

Celeste Aida

11:40 AM  
Blogger hullo kitty said...

Careful what you preach Fido .....

I am used to winning.

12:04 PM  

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