Mar 31, 2006

Spring Has Sprung...

Happy Friday! :D

Mar 30, 2006

Just Who Is "Hit Man" Karl Rove..?

WARNING: It is not pretty.
Riddle me this: Why would President Bush employ a Brain Bug of such dubious character? A protoge of Donald Segretti the Watergate "rat f*cker" no less, Karl has a track record of his own illegal break-ins, dirty tricks and falsification of documents - Karl Rove was part of the team that was supposed to bring back respect and integrity to the White House?
- Early life and political experiences -
Karl Christian Rove was raised in Colorado and Nevada. His family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when Rove was in high school. At Olympus High School, Rove began his involvement in politics in 1968: In a 2002 Deseret News interview, Rove explained, "I was the Olympus High chairman for (former United States Senator) Wallace F. Bennett's re-election campaign, where he was opposed by the dynamic, young, aggressive political science professor at the University of Utah, J.D. Williams."[1] Williams then took Rove under his wing, leading to Rove's internship with the Utah Republican Party.
According to a 2003 New Yorker profile, Rove, the second of five children, found out at nineteen (during his parents' divorce negotiations) that the man who raised him was not his biological father. Rove's mother would later commit suicide (in Reno, Nevada in 1981).[2]
In 1970, at the age of nineteen and while a protege of Donald Segretti (later convicted as a Watergate conspirator), Rove sneaked into the campaign office of Illinois Democrat Alan Dixon and stole some letterhead, which he used to print fake campaign rally fliers promising "free beer, free food, girls and a good time for nothing," and distributed them at rock concerts and homeless shelters. Admitting to the incident much later, Rove said, "I was nineteen and I got involved in a political prank." (The Nation).
Rove dropped out of the University of Utah in 1971 to become the Executive Director of the College Republican National Committee and held this position until 1972 when he became their National Chairman (1973-1974). As Chairman, Rove had access to many powerful politicians and government officials of the Republican party, and formed ties with George H. W. Bush, then Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973-1974) -
Just a little sampling with more GOOD STUFF from Wikipedia...

By The Book..BY THE BOOK..!

Damn it! Or you are just as guilty as those you are prosecuting.

Good to see Andrew Lourie is hard at work trying to fill the big shoes left behind by Noel Hillman in the DOJ's Public Integrity Section. Keep your nose clean, Andy. I am watching you. Seriously!

Ex Federal Prosecutor, State Dept. Agent Indicted for Obstruction of Justice and Presenting False Evidence in Terrorism Trial

Connecting The Dots...+...

Same as was all about re-election - getting very HOT!

"Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser, cautioned other White House aides in the summer of 2003 that Bush's 2004 re-election prospects would be severely damaged if it was publicly disclosed that he had been personally warned that a key rationale for going to war had been challenged within the administration.
Rove expressed his concerns shortly after an informal review of classified government records by then-Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley determined that Bush had been specifically advised that claims he later made in his 2003 State of the Union address -- that Iraq was procuring high-strength aluminum tubes to build a nuclear weapon -- might not be true, according to government records and interviews." - [more]
I learned most of these facts in the very beginning of my investigation, but now who should be the one to tell the families, widows, wounded and maimed and military personnel still serving in Iraq the ugly truth that they were used to get their Commander and Chief re-elected?

Comment Of The Week...

Just say "No thank you!" to graft.

Amputate The Patient...

in order to save it.

Nice try Nancy - GOP kills Pelosi resolution for Abramoff graft probe

Keep the Faith - Americans will be do the right thing at the polls this Novemeber.

Just say "No thank you!" to graft.


Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) Closes A California Airport, Securing Land For His Business Partner...

Smells rotten to the core.

Just say "No thank you!" to graft.

Suitable For Framing...

Fitzmas cards or a mass mailing to Congress.

To paraphrase someone I respect with a message to Jack and evil doers everywhere - "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - W.C.
Just say "No thank you!" to graft.

Whatsa Matta You..?

"To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo."

For those unfamiliar with the phrase Justice Antonin Scalia said “(expletive) you,” in church, and he didn't mean "bless."
Joining the ranks of Dick Cheney, Scalia brings shame and dishonor to another American institution - the United States Supreme Court. Maybe a fine, an apology or in the very least a good Mother Superior wrap on the knuckles with a ruler are in order?
PS: Keep saying "Hey, I am Sicilian," and I might use RICCO on your ass.

Mar 29, 2006

Bush Gone Wild - Naked Spring Break '06...

"Final question. Then I'm going down to be with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada -- Cancun. (Laughter.) No Speedo suit here. (Laughter.) Thankfully. (Laughter.)"

Mr. President, please use a SPF 50 on your bare Tex-ass. Read the whole transcript here.

GOP Fall Fashion Line...

More designs by Stephen Pitt

The Manchurian Candidate...


American military hero and Arizona Sen. John McCain will deliver the Commencement message at Liberty University on May 13, at 9:30 a.m. - Meet John's new best friend Chancellor Rev. Jerry Falwell.

Red America Wants T & A...

Not C & A!

What Would Jesus Do about THIS hilarious commercial inviting people from all walks of life, including gays to join the United Church of Christ?
"Of course, the major networks are refusing to show it because it's an ad about tolerance, it's an ad about a - shhhh! - LIBERAL church. A church that isn't all about hate and bigotry." Americablog
Just you wait! When I am president...

Jack Abramoff - This Is Your Life...

Dear Jack: Remember- No Man is a Failure who has Friends in High Places
Several hundred friends, relatives and those touched by Jack rose to the occasion to ask the judge for leniency in his sentencing today, including his longtime friend Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) who wrote to - "Over many years, I've known a far different Jack than the profit-seeking megalomaniac portrayed in the press. Jack was a selfless patriot for most of the time I knew him."
Maybe we have Jack all wrong? Wait there's more!
"Friend Monty Warner wrote that Abramoff's glitzy capital restaurant, Signatures, wasn't just for wining and dining lawmakers or hosting political fundraisers. It also was a place where Abramoff gave free meals and advice to friends down on their luck. 'Jack was the kind of person who would offer his guest a glass of water if a server wasn't around to do so,' Mr. Warner said, noting that Abramoff always picked up the check as he counseled friends on financial, marital or career problems."
At this point, if your keyboard is still functioning in spite of all your tears you can read on here.
Now I am feeling kind of bad that more people didn't write letters to the judge...what would you write?

FYI, the sentencing hearing will begin at 1:00 pm ET today.
UPDATE: Our letters and prayers worked! Abramoff Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison in Fraud Case - NY Times - NOTE: This is only for the Miami fraud charges. The Graft in DC charges and sentencing are DEVELOPING...

Mar 28, 2006

Rove & Hadley Getting HOT..?

You Got That Right!
New White House Indictments simmering in the ole PJF crockpot just like corned beef, cabbage and cooked goose.
"It may seem as though it's been moving along at a snail's pace, but the second part of the federal investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is nearly complete, with attorneys and government officials who have remained close to the probe saying that a grand jury will likely return an indictment against one or two senior Bush administration officials." [more]
Always remember, I will serve no indictments before their time...Bam!
My fellow Americans, thank you for your continued patience, faith and trust in me. Never fear, I always get the evil doers.

Girlie Mon, Child Or Rat..?

Shake Up or Shake Down?

Andy Card grabs a paddle - impact minor - Karl Rove is still in charge, but not for long! ;)

Mar 27, 2006

News Of The Weird...

Holy Cess!
I wonder what stories the toilets at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would tell if only they could talk?

Sewage Tested for Signs of Cocaine
Fairfax County has agreed to participate in a White House pilot program to analyze wastewater from communities throughout the Potomac River Basin for the urinary byproducts of cocaine.

Women And Children First..!

or is it Every Rat For Himself?

Larisa Alexandrovna says Rove bending over in CIA leak inquiry others say: Beneath the Surface on Plame Investigation: Rove and Libby in Deadly Dog Fight - woof woof!

What's New..?

Happy Monday.


Mar 24, 2006

Practice Makes Perfect...

Nothing like the conviction of former Illinois Govenor George Ryan to build some big MO for my other investigations and cases.

After 5 months and 83 witnesses there is very little chance that this will end in a deadlocked jury and be declared a mistrial...Not to worry, I hear the jury was only arguing over the Sweet 16 matchups and the recent performances of Kevin Corvais and Bucky Covington on American Idol.

Mar 23, 2006

Barbara Bush IGNITES Texas Schools...

"Former first lady Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil."

Click the COW - IGNITE smells like manure to me.
Personally, I prefer to earmark my charitable donations to pay executive salaries at the Red Cross.

May I Recommend The SPICE Channel...


Courtesy of Smokin' Gun

Mar 22, 2006

Momentary Urge...

I need a drink!

Best Joke Of The Week...

Condi Rice says she won't apply for NFL post and spoliate another American institution.

I am a rugby man myself.

Quote Of The Day...

"This American was putting bombs in hotels. The U.S. government fights terrorism, and they send us terrorists." - Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales

Another pro-life bomber?
American Arrested in Deadly Bolivian Bombings

Everything Must Go..!

Randy "Duke" Cunningham's - I've Lost My Lease To Freedom And Ill Gotten Gains Estate Sale

From AP - Silver-plated candelabras. A cedar-lined lingerie cabinet. Persian rugs. An oak hutch carved with lions' heads, tree limbs and acorns.

The spoils from former Rep. Randy ''Duke'' Cunningham's bribery scheme -- a household of valuable antiques, rugs and home furnishings -- will be auctioned off by the government Thursday to help cover the back taxes and restitution he owes.

The public was given a preview Tuesday of the loot, which was laid out in orderly rows in a warehouse near Los Angeles....

There is a leather sofa. A solid cherry sleigh bed. Nearly a dozen rugs. Marble-topped nightstands, armoires and sideboards, many featuring stained glass, brass fittings and intricate carvings.

''There's a real mix of different styles -- Art Deco, French provincial, American pioneer,'' said Britney Sheehan, who works for the company that will auction the goods.
Just Say "NO THANK YOU" To Graft!

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One Quick Question...

do you consider Washington D.C. a northern or southern city? I can't get a straight answer.

Mar 21, 2006

Father, You Have Sinned...

I always have time to prosecute Possession Of Child Porn no matter how busy I am.

"Everyone Knows It..?"

"Your Honor, the one thing that is clear is we should focus on what the allegations are. The indictment alleges that on Monday Mr. Libby told Fleischer this information about Mr. Wilson's wife and indicated that it wasn't widely known, on a Monday.

"On Wednesday he claims to have learned it as if it were new for the first time from Russert in his conversation even though we've alleged six different conversations, more than six conversations in the month before he discussed it with everyone from the vice president to people at the CIA, to ranking officials at the State Department." - Yours Truly, Fitz

The whole truth will be coming out soon enough - dying to tell you now, but i
t would not be prudent. Nope not gonna do it.


Biden Announces Presidential Bid

This calls for a double espresso with a Red Bull and Mountain Dew chaser.

Jib-Jab - Bush Review of 205...

I get a mention, but alas no cameo!

Que Pasa? News Summary/Follies...

Mar 20, 2006

St. Peter - "Please Hold Ms. Harris..."

God is currently on the other line with President Bush.

"Finding inspiration from God, The Last of the Mohicans and The Lord of Rings, Katherine Harris told hundreds of conservative Christians Saturday that she is "
a work in progress." Palm Beach Post

The last time we mixed religion and government people were burned at the stake, and yes, Katherine, you are a piece of work.

From The Horse's Mouth...

Happy Monday...

Busy day/week/month - talk amongst yourselves. :D

Mar 18, 2006

Crossing The International Dateline...


Condi Rice Finishing 10-Day, 31,263-Mile Search For True Love

Condi, I told you is the way to go in D.C. - Just kidding, see you at Klingon Scrabble this week?

An I. For An Eye...

New legal documents raise the potential that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's trial could turn into a political embarrassment for the Bush administration by focusing on whether the White House manipulated intelligence to justify the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Scooter "Every Man For Himself" Libby Trial May Increase Embarrassment for Bush

I always suspected that bad policies, lies and deception led to the hard stuff - eating paste, running with scissors, outing covert agents, bold faced fibbing and turning on your friends!

What Am I..?

chopped liver?

Me, Myself, and I
Defends Authority in Libby Case

Too Sexy For My...


Mar 17, 2006

Ask Yourself "Do I Feel Lucky...?"

"Well, do ya, punk?"

Ya gotta love Dirty Harry.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day :D

Mar 16, 2006

Abramoff Cashing In All Chits...

Knock Knock

Who's There?


(you can figure out the rest of the joke while in prison, Jack)

Reunited And It Feels So Good..?

or What An Aspen!

Libby Subpoenas Judy Miller

(click on title for newslink - posting from handheld during travels today)

Cheers :)

Mar 15, 2006

Is That What Maureen Is Calling About...?

Mar 14, 2006

Don't Mess With Larisa Alexandrovna...

she is one smart cookie.

Karl shoots blanks at Plame

Photos Of The Week...

Extreme Makeover - POTUS Edition? No President Left Behind.

No Respect for Katherine Harris?

Freedom Of Speech...

Open Thread

Mar 13, 2006

Pooper Scoopers...

It's Getting Hot In Here...

Gore: 'Serious' threats to democracy in U.S.

And 84 degrees today - maybe Global Climate Change isn't all that there anywhere to skinny dip here in D.C.?


I think...

Bush Taps Prosecutor Kenneth L. Wainstein for Anti-Terror Job

Pssst, Ken, c'mere - join my team, I have met the enemy "and he is US" wrapped between a "B" and a "H!"


The Next Actor Candidate..?

Read my lips!

George Clooney's Dick Cheney style message for Democratic office-holders who voted for the war in Iraq (only to claim later that they'd been misled by President Bush) should raise a few eyebrows, garner a few headlines, but won't faze the entrenched incumbents.
It may take a few election cycles, but I predict the young faces who are serving in Iraq will be the next generation of reformers and protectors of peace - a veritable Band of Brothers and Sisters.

Lovely Parting Gifts..?

Back by popular demand as those playing along at home reminisce and speculate...What a long strange trip it's been:

23 Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak - 10/17/05

Keep those seat belts fastened and watch out for cornered animals. ;)

Mar 12, 2006

Self-Serving Quote Of The Week...

from an "investigative journalist" a little long in the tooth in an upcoming Vanity Fair article.
Bob Woodward quips that while insiders argue the fine points of special counsel Patrick J. Fitzpatrick’s probe, those in the rest of the country “think Fitzgerald is the author of ‘The Great Gatsby.’”
Bob, gone is the romance that was so divine.

"Quotes Of The Week..."

"Ms. Norton said she now is setting her sights on 'the private sector.' Unfortunately, her record suggests she has been working for private special interests all along." NRDC land program director Sharon Buccino
"If I had a choice and Bush were running today against (Democratic President) Bill Clinton, I'd vote for Bill Clinton." - Bruce Bartlett, a former Reagan administration Treasury Department official and author of "Impostor: How George Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy."

I Second That Emotion...

Feingold Calls for Bush's Censure

Talk is cheap in this Congress. Follow through and real action, quite rare.

Mar 11, 2006

Rove, Rove, Rove Your Boat...

"Come on, Sandy Baby, Loosen Up..."

you're too tight!

In case you missed it - O'Connor Warns of GOP Dictatorship

Like Peas And Carrots...

Bush Confidante' Arrested for Theft Scheme

Kleptomania: An obsessive impulse to steal regardless of economic need.

Pathological: Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive: a pathological liar.

I think this pretty much sums up this Administration's behavior and M.O....
Bush Shocked and Saddened - Nominates Claude A. Allen for Freedom To Compete Award

Mar 10, 2006

Scooter, Your Billable Hours...

Here's Mud In Your Eye...

speaking of Tennessee...Swift Frist supporters attacked Harold Ford today at this web site.

Swift reaction by Ford supporters struck back here.

Unintelligent Design...

and people.

I heart chads and Ion.

Gale A. Norton, Buh Bye...!

Interior Secretary Gale Norton is resigning after five years in President Bush' Cabinet - apparently revelations about her cozy relationship with Jack Abramoff have become too much for even her to deny anymore.

I predict in the very near future that leaving Washington D.C. in disgrace will become much more commonplace, some might even label it a trend.
Chalk one up for the good guys!
"Now I feel it is time for me to leave this mountain you gave me to climb, catch my breath, then set my sights on new goals to achieve in the private sector." - Puh-leeeeeze, Gale!
"@$%*&%$% Freedom of Information Act photo!"

Below is a statement by NRDC land program director Sharon Buccino:

"Gale Norton is responsible for the destruction of public wildlands and key wildlife habitat. Her goal was to give away as many of our publicly owned resources as she could to the energy, timber and mining industries, and by that measure, she was very successful. But the Interior Department's job also is to protect our land, protect our drinking water sources, and protect the wildlife that makes that land home. She never took that part of her responsibility seriously.

"Ms. Norton said she now is setting her sights on 'the private sector.' Unfortunately, her record suggests she has been working for private special interests all along."

Don't Let Them See You Sweat...

The American Taliban Is Alive And Well...

in both Tennessee and South Dakota.

Tenn. Senate Backs Anti-Abortion Step

Mar 9, 2006

Smithers, Release The Hounds...

on this reporter. This media clan of slack-jawed troglodytes might cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you. - The "Gentleman" from Montana.

Breakfast Of Champions..

or a Man Without A Country?

"George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography."

“The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected.”

“I’m lucky enough to have known a great president, one who really cared about ALL the people, rich and poor. That was Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was rich himself, and his class considered him a traitor. "

Whether he is writing fiction or fact I love this author.

And he is an American hero. As a veterean and a recipient of the Purple Heart his voice matters.

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates...

you never know what you are going to get and you can't have any.

President Bush fixated on Oval Office rug.

Don't Cry For Me Mississippi...

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Lash Out At Bush For Katrina Failures:

I Fear For Our Country"...

This is worse than criticizing Hank Williams, NASCAR and Jefferson Davis put together! If good folks like these lose the faith then these are surely the end of times. I only pray it won't hurt their record sales or lead to a Dixie Chicks style boycott. ;)

Mar 8, 2006

Just Freaky...

Big Dick Cheney satire.

"Buff Guy..?"

Vanity Fair to print tell-all interview with Abramoff... Advance copy here

On President Bush aka Muff Guy:

President Bush, who claims not to remember having his picture taken with Abramoff. According to Abramoff, at one time, the president joked with Abramoff about his weight lifting past: “What are you benching, buff guy?”

On former Rove deputy and GOP Head Ken Mehlman aka Fluff Guy:

According to documents obtained by Vanity Fair, Mehlman exchanged e-mail with Abramoff, and did him political favors (such as preventing Clinton administration alumnus Allen Stayman from keeping a State Department job), had Sabbath dinner at Abramoff’s house, and offered to pick up Abramoff’s tab at Signatures, Abramoff’s own restaurant.

On Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) aka Tuff Guy soon to be Cuff Guy:

Abramoff has “admired Tom DeLay and his family from the first meeting with him,” he tells Margolick. “We would sit and talk about the Bible. We would sit and talk about opera. We would sit and talk about golf,” Abramoff recalls. “I mean, we talked about philosophy and politics.”

On Newt Gingrich aka Enuff Guy:

Newt Gingrich, whose spokesman Rick Tyler tells Margolick that “Before [Abramoff’s] picture appeared on TV and in the newspapers, Newt wouldn’t have known him if he fell across him. He hadn’t seen him in 10 years.” A rankled Abramoff says “I have more pictures of [Newt] than I have of my wife.”

On Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) aka Huff Guy:

Abramoff says: “Every appropriation we wanted [from Burns’s committee] we got. Our staffs were as close as they could be. They practically used Signatures as their cafeteria. I mean, it’s a little difficult for him to run from that record.”

Mar 7, 2006

A Spoonful Of Sugar...

helps the medicine go down.

CIA - Libby Wants To Further Damage National Security

Scooter say "ahhhh."

Doing A Heck Of A Job..?

US Intel Boss Spends Three Hours A Day Getting Massages, Swimming, Smoking Cigars, Lunching...

Director of U.S. Intelligence - not too smart.

Ya Gotta Love Him...

or not.

Gonzales May Be Recalled on Eavesdropping

Psst Psst, put him under oath this time! ;)

Mar 6, 2006

Cess Happens...

The S.C. better ready their fans and gas masks.

S.D. Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

It's All Good...

Judge Rejects Long Delay in Abramoff Case

Nice map of trail of corruption and the usual suspects.

All In The Family...

which one is Meathead?

Dubai funds Neil Bush's company

Running On Empty...

Katherine Harris can hide, but she cannot run.

Harris 'circling the wagons'

Wake Up America...

and yawn.

GOP to Get Early Look at Leading Hopefuls for '08

And why is Sen. George Allen getting a free ride on my investigation? That is laughable.

Happy Monday! :D

CIA Leak Path: Cheney, Libby, Woodward - Ya think?

Mar 3, 2006

I Am Ready To Put Some Grease...

in the frying pan - Grand Juries always make me hungry.

Mar 2, 2006

Which One Is The Joke..?

this one?

or this one?

I find myself chuckling at both.

Open Thread...

A busy week. :D