Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Clap Clap Clap Your Hands

Check out Atrios' excerpt of Nixon's articles of impeachment.

Um, particularly this article:

Article 3
In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, contrary to his oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has failed without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives on April 11, 1974, May 15, 1974, May 30, 1974, and June 24, 1974, and willfully disobeyed such subpoenas. The subpoenaed papers and things were deemed necessary by the Committee in order to resolve by direct evidence fundamental, factual questions relating to Presidential direction, knowledge or approval of actions demonstrated by other evidence to be substantial grounds for impeachment of the President. In refusing to produce these papers and things Richard M. Nixon, substituting his judgment as to what materials were necessary for the inquiry, interposed the powers of the Presidency against the the lawful subpoenas of the House of Representatives, thereby assuming to himself functions and judgments necessary to the exercise of the sole power of impeachment vested by the Constitution in the House of Representatives.


Are you watchin' the SAM CAM?

Man, Dewey always ruffles y'all's feathers:

Julie in NJ: Dew Boy certainly does not speak for most of NEW JERSEY!!!

Janet: "Please remind Dewey when you next speak to him that it is the 'DemocratIC Party,' not the 'Democrat Party'."

John: "I was struck by Dewey's concern about what will happen when liberals discover that their 'witchhunt' leads nowhere. Have we forgotten Whitewater? Conservatives are the experts at fruitless withchunts."

Justin (no, not that Justin): "He like so many conservatives thinks that everything is about money. Our system of government is not capitalism. Moron."

Anonymous: "did dewy get sober? he used to sound as if he was drunk on air"

Here's Jon from Pleasant Hill, CA on the "Is 'Gonzo' offensive" question:

In response to the caller earlier today who suggested that Hispanics would find your nickname of "Gonzo" offensive, I'd suggest that he take a closer look at his own President before he starts trying to deal with the hosts of radio shows. You know... the same President who's pet name for Mexican President Vincente Fox is "Montezuma".


OK. We're getting several definitions of "chupa cabra." Just look at this picture. Man, this thing is terrifying:

248 comments:

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Elruin said...

What does this mean?

Nixon has returned from the dead in a Zombie-like state?

FOR THE LOVE OF CHECKERS!

blah blah blah said...

does anybody have an update on al gore? is he still kickin ass and taking names?

Maybe this was the one? said...

On June 17, 1972, and prior thereto, agents of the Committee for the Re-election of the President committed unlawful entry of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, District of Columbia, for the purpose of securing political intelligence. Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such illegal entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities.

Elruin said...

Al Gore has found a method of taking the ice in the veins of Republicans and reinjecting into the North Pole. So yes...kicking ass and taking names.

Anonymous said...

where is he reading questions from??

Elruin said...

Anonymous, where is who reading what from?

Who are you? I'm so confused.

jonny at the cape said...

Sam,

Subpoenas for Miers and Rove have NOT been issued. A subcommittee of the House Judiciary committee has simply authorized them.

I'm a bit nervous about the statement from my Congressman, Bill Delahunt, who's on the subcommittee: that this move "...does provide this body the leverage needed to negotiate from a position of strenghth."

It looks to me like they're going to try to reach some kind of compromise with the WH. I'm afraid they're going to have their lunch eaten....again.

Also, I think that the Republican Noise Machine (with their enablers in the mainstream media) are going to successfully push the meme (already introduced by Bush and Snow) that this is only a partisan witch hunt.

Prepare for disappointment...

Elruin said...

SAM STOP PLAYING YOUR NEW AGE HIPPIE CHILDREN'S MUSIC! I'm having nostalgic visions of drowining in the pit of balls at a McDonalds play pen.

Anonymous said...

Elruin ,where is Seder getting questions from listeners ? that he is reading on his Cam. Sorry for being unclear

Elruin said...

Jonny,

Fear not, brave Yankee. I think the Dems are just acting cautionsly, trying to find every opportunity to allow the WH to show some ethical fortitude (which we all know they wont), and to look like the bigger people.

If they issue the subpoenas less than 24 hours after Chimpy's tantrum we don't look any better. Authrozing the subpoenas and bargaining from a "position of strength" relays the message that we're trying to work to a solution, instead of playing politics.

(Secretly we're playing politics too. Don't tell anyone. And try shutting down Sam's computer so he can't play the music.)

Mr obvious said...

That this is only a partisan witch hunt.

---

Why what ever gave you that idea?

Elruin said...

Anon,

I think Sam is getting his questions from the thread below this "Clap Clap Clap Your Hands" one, where the people seem to be more intelligent than I. Or me.

What would it be, "more intelligent than I" or "more intelligent than me?"

Constitutional Crisis Indeed.

blah blah blah said...

elruin said:

If they issue the subpoenas less than 24 hours after Chimpy's tantrum we don't look any better.

i don't agree. i think it make us look weak and not sure about whether something wrong was done. i think its time to come out and slash and burn and root the evil out.

Mainer or Maine-uh nee Mainiac said...

I've emailed "Mr Sammy" that in 1990 American troops blasted heavy metal (reportedly Bon Jovi and AC/DC) along with hip hop to get Panama's President Manuel Noriega out of his compound.

I'm suggesting that "When the Jig is Up", and when the Criminal NeoCons barricade themselves in the White House, that Sam donates his toddler's music CDs.

Anonymous said...

Chupacabra translates as goat sucker. It's a mythic animal that kills small animals by sucking the blood out of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupacabra

m the a-c said...

Seder,
Your wife and her family probably told you about Michigan's... uuuhhh, miserable situation. I continue to read and hear horror stories about it. College graduates can't get good jobs there (not as if I would know about that). To make matters worse, many people are blaming the Democratic governor. She inherited most of it.

jonny at the cape said...

elruin,

I hope you're right. But I think the Dems lose if the budge even an inch on this.

Remember too, that they've always reached a compromise when the Bushies have tried this tactic before. For example, they allowed Bush and Cheney to appear together, and there was another time when they allowed "selected" members to see certain evidence without any means to record or take notes. I fear the Dems will cave.

Elruin said...

Blah Blah Blah,

I heard once that politics is mostly spectacle and only a little bit action....maybe I didn't hear it. Maybe I made it up. Either way, the Dems have to play the game for the whole nation. Pandering to the base on major issues like this gets you 30% approval ratings.

Mainer,

If we play good wholesome loving music, neocons start to melt. I don't think we should contribute to global warming by letting all that hot air go up into the atmosphere.

60th Street said...

Governor George Allen Joins Young America's Foundation as Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar

"HERNDON, Va., March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young America's Foundation announces that recent Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen has joined the Foundation's team as its Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar and accepted a position on the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.
'It's an honor to welcome Governor George Allen as the Reagan Ranch
Presidential Scholar. Throughout his long and distinguished time in public service, he has sparked great interest among students in George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. We are eager for him to share Ronald
Reagan's freedom philosophy with audiences," said Ron Robinson, president of Young America's Foundation. "His stalwart defense of individual freedom, free markets, and limited government makes him an excellent addition to the Young America's Foundation leadership team'..."

http://media.yaf.org/blog/?p=16

bibimimi troll'p said...

Joe Scarborough is a failed politician and part-time killer

Elruin said...

Add "Doodie Pants" to that description and I'll sign up.

bibimimi troll'p said...

FOR THE LOVE OF CHECKERS!

March 21, 2007 8:19 AM

he had Checker's brain for lunch yesterdy

Anonymous said...

Love the SAM CAM hate the SamCamHumBuzz

the HumBuzz Started last week-

Bad Audio Patch cable?

RockOn, best show on the InnerTubes

RF in NH

blah blah blah said...

elruin said:

Pandering to the base on major issues like this gets you 30% approval ratings.


pragmatically i know you're right. what gets me is that the neoclowns have pandered to the base for over six years and it really hasn't hurt them. yet, let a democrat do it and we run for the shelters because surely self destruction can't be far behind.

how does one recouncile this?

toniD said...

1. Sam Seder is reading Instant Messages. You can message him at samsedershow.

2. The Dems were threatening to subpoena b4 prez spoke

Elruin said...

I love the portrayal of Nixon in Futurama. lol

"If elected, he would go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place and to sell children's organs to zoos for meat."

hahahaahaha

blah blah blah said...

is the blog being replaced by a group conversation on im? which client is being used? trillian?

i tend to not even allow im to be active on my system because its an excellent way to catch a virus or some spyware.

jonny at the cape said...

Check out this link:
Jeffrey Feldman on Huffingtonpost

This is what I'm wary about.

Elruin said...

how does one recouncile this?
_________

I'll reconcile you!

They pandered to the base successfully because they were able to turn the goals of their base into the goals of the nation. After 9/11 they made the imperial philosophies of neocons common place. The average American thought it was in his/her best interest to have the US military bomb the shit out of everyone.

Fortunately for us, additional parts of the neocon agenda include stripping the government of all its responsibility by dismantling Social Security and letting New Orleans sit under water.

"Government is the problem!"

That, along with the Terri Schiavo debacle made people realize that the Chimp in cheif is a disaster. His poll numbers started tanking right around the Social Security privitization campaign, through Schiavo and up until Katrina. It can't get any lower now, unless he get's a blow job by Nixon's zombie corpse.

9/11 really changed the way people thought about the country. They defered judgement and even stopped thinking for themselves in the belief that they were being led by a just and honest leader.

After enough catastrophies, America woke up.

Reconciled?

Elruin said...

Peace out suckas!

See you next week. I'm not waking up before noon for another 5 days! Woohoo!

Later

Alice said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Carl Spackler explains Iraq War policy for weak-kneed surrender-monkey pussies: said...

Sandy: Carl I want you to kill all the gophers on the golf course.

Carl Spackler: Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key.

Sandy: Not golfers, you great fool. Gophers. The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents*.

Carl Spackler: We can do that. We don't even need a reason.

the consolations of being Dalai stiffed said...

Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga.

"So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know."

And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."

So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

Alice said...

* Freethinkers Week. To celebrate this liberating grace period, you might
indulge in any of the following festive acts: 1. Declare your independence
from anyone who tries to tell you, either subliminally or directly, who you
are or how you should live your life. 2. Declare your independence from
your past, especially from memories that oppress your sense of possibility
and from old self-images that inhibit your urge to explore. 3. Declare your
independence from peer pressure, groupthink, the law of the pack, and
conventional wisdom. 4. Declare your independence from your previous
conception of freedom so that you'll be free to come to a completely
fresh understanding of it.

Alice said...

* Bacchanalia. During this week-long extravaganza, work and business will
be suspended so that all adults can enjoy sexual play, whether it be solo,
dyadic, or in groups. To promote acceptance of the holiday, the Fool Czar
will head up a new Federal Bureau of Lust. Served by advisors drawn not
from the ranks of porn stars and scientific sex researchers but from
tantrically trained poets and musicians, the Bureau will sponsor
educational campaigns to help every citizen learn to honor the libido as a
sacred gift from the Goddess.

Alice said...

http://www.freewillastrology.com

Alice said...

Why Should We Be Part Of The Cucapa Encampment?

http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/images/Marcos_by_AugustoMora.gif

A Profound Structural Democratic Transformation In Mexico Means Movement Towards a Profound Structural Democratic Transformation In the U.S.: When the bottom left takes back Mexico, the U.S. undemocratic system will be seriously ill and weakened. Neoliberal Mexico is politically an important extension of the U.S. , and the U.S. depends on Mexico economically. When civil society takes Mexico away from the capitalists, it will be a serious amputation of one the U.S.’s major limbs. Such an amputation will cut deep into current U.S. ’s geographic, political and imperialist psychological domains.

Oh, so we are screwed! said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

Say it again! said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

So even the fools understand said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

Get it through you thick head said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

No controlling authority said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

Separation of powers said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

executive branch employees said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

serve a the pleasure said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

ba-bye now said...

Mr. Bush says all federal prosecutors "serve at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

Alice said...

☁‿☁

man behind curtain said...

No crime has been committed!

Nothing to see here!

Move along now!

in my opinion said...

What Mr. Bush REALLY says is, the U. S. Constitution "serves at the pleasure of the president," and can be fired at any time.

man behind curtain said...

No crime has been committed!

Nothing to seen here!

Move along now!

toniD said...

Trolls are afraid of Rove under oath.

Weren't they the ones that told us not to worry about the illegal wiretaps if we had nothing to hide?

Well Rove can testify under oath if HE has nothing to hide.

Anonymous said...

Here are the main states of American delusion:

Millions of Americans persist in believing, contrary to all historical evidence, that changing control of Congress and the Executive Branch between Democrats and Republicans produces sorely needed reforms. But mainstream politicians are serial betrayers. Thus, people suffer from delusional political faith.

Millions of non-wealthy Americans believe that the economy works for them. This persists despite reams of facts that show how working- and middle-class people are not receiving their fair share of national income and wealth. They keep running on a debt treadmill that will not take them to the proverbial American dream. What they get is economic insecurity, inequality and injustice. Consumer confidence is an oxymoron. This is delusional prosperity.

Anonymous said...

Viral delusional thinking is that America sets the gold standard for democracies. The rest of the world, however, to its credit sees an arrogant nation with a government that uses its military strength foolishly and sees its policies rewarding the rich at the expense of all others. People from Finland to New Zealand question why Americans do not receive universal health care, why its workers are sacrificed for global trade and corporate powers, why millions of its citizens go hungry and homeless, why so few people bother to vote, why so many politicians are convicted of crimes, and why there are more people in prisons than in all other countries combined. Yet Americans by and large keep thinking that their constitutional republic gives them first class democracy. This is delusional patriotism.

Anonymous said...

So, what are we to do? Keep expressing dissent by marching and protesting in the streets? Keep signing petitions on the Internet? Keep demanding impeachment of Bush? Keep reading and writing angry diatribes on progressive websites? Keep voting for mainstream politicians from the two major parties, hoping for a political messiah? Keep obeying Bush by borrowing, spending, shopping and consuming to keep our debt-ridden nation afloat?

Such activities release anger, but are largely placebo self-medications, unlikely to provide the permanent solutions our nation needs. Protests serve more as entertainment for the nation than a force to tear down the rotten system. Scale is a problem. Maybe if one million angry Americans sat down peacefully in the streets all around the White House, defying police action for many days, just maybe the system would crack. Protests must have a revolutionary character. They must induce fear into the hearts of smug and delusional power elites - like Dick Cheney.

Anonymous said...

The real needs are structural reforms that combat the major societal delusions that are driving America downhill. We must attack the root causes of problems rather than provide temporary relief or cover-up of symptoms.

Delusional political faith and delusional prosperity require profound reforms in our political system. A new competitive political party is needed. One that is guided by a set of principles that both mainstream Democrats and Republicans can not opportunistically accept, because the principles clearly conflict with their rotten behavior. A recent New America Foundation survey of Californians found that “seven in 10 voters say they often feel they must choose the lesser of two evils; more than half the voters say California needs another major political party.”

Anonymous said...

Delusional patriotism is tougher to remedy. To revitalize American democracy we must have a national dialogue. Heed the words of the great John Marshall: “The people made the constitution, and the people can unmake it. It is the creature of their will, and lives only by their will.” And James Madison: “the people have an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform or change their Government, whenever it be found adverse or inadequate to the purposes of its institution.” Thomas Jefferson believed that the constitution-drafting process should be repeated by each generation of Americans. That’s what real freedom is all about. A great democracy must be much more than stable - it must be self-correcting.

Anonymous said...

When a political system no longer deserves trust, citizens must trust themselves. Considering how doggedly our unrepresentative democracy stays under the grip of moneyed special interests and fails large fractions of Americans, more direct democracy aimed squarely at major reforms is desperately needed. That requires a lot more than protesting and ranting. Some urge citizens’ assemblies (see http://www.cusdi.org/ and http://www.healthydemocracy.org/), or national initiative elections (see https:/votep2.us). I and others believe that we have a constitutional right to Article V Conventions (see http://www.foavc.org). However, elitist status quo forces have made the population afraid of such activities - a sick delusional, status quo bias belief. If it persists, Americans will not set themselves free of the oppressive forces that have hijacked their nation. They will keep venting their anger as dissenters or stay distractive consumers rather than work to return power to the people.

Anonymous said...

Let’s not delude ourselves that all will be well after Bush is gone. As awful as Bush is, he is a symptom of what ails our nation. Our nation will remain in need of deep reforms.

Millions of dissidents must wake up to what is really needed and rally around a revolutionary strategy.

[Check out the author’s solutions for fixing the nation at www.delusionaldemocracy.com; for information on the Article V Convention concept contact him at articlevATgmailDOTcom.]

Lilith said...
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Lilith said...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

If Rove Testifies In A Forest And No One Hears Him...

Washington, D.C. - Fred Fielding sent a letter to Congress today outlining the terms under which the White House agrees Karl Rove, the President's top aide, will testify regarding the recent firing of eight US federal attorneys. In the letter, Mr. Fielding proposes that Mr. Rove's testimony be restricted to e-mails potentially involving the White House in the US attorney firing matter, in a closed door session, with government legal representation and Mr. Rove's personal representation if desired. The session would be conducted without administering an oath, no transcripts will be allowed, and this testimony will be in exchange for a Congressional promise of no subpoenas for Mr. Rove in the future.

In addition, Mr. Rove will only testify in front of people suffering severe short-term memory loss due to long term abuse of OxyContin. These drug addicts will not be released from confinement for a minimum of two weeks following the testimony. Mr. Fielding also insisted that all witnesses to the testimony must be legally deaf, blind, and unable to understand English in either written or spoken form. OxyContin addicts who meet these requirements and who also have a rapidly progressing fatal disease will be acceptable to the White House.

etc

Written for Assimilated Press by roving reporter pinko
http://assimilatedpress.blogspot.com/2007/03/cheney-renounces-america-becomes.html

Lilith said...

sorry for the first post, which was too long. So was the second post, but it was still only half the size of the first one.

Hellooooooo, Everybody, so glad to see you!

Hellooooooo, to toniD, so glad to see you!
Hellooooooo, to Alice, so glad to see you!
Hellooooooo, to Anonymous, so glad to see you!
etc.

(it's better with the music)

Naa Ganna Doett said...

Impeachment fans....read at your own peril...

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/12/08/impeachment_at_our_peril.php


It's David Corn of "The Nation", not some right-winger.

Naa Ganna Doet said...

/08/impeachment_at_our_peril.php

Got cut off, my bad

toniD said...

Hi Cathy, long time girl!!

DeathRay said...

Prosecutors?

Did anyone notice there is a war going on in Iraq, the education system is crumbling and that our industrial complex (that saved the world's ass in WW2) has been dismantled and shipped to China?

"My fellow" liberals... stop the soap opera politics and start paying attention to some substantive issues.

Screw the dems! said...

Well Rove can testify under oath if HE has nothing to hide.

---

The Libby case comes to mind. No laws were broken until the perjury trap. Only a fool presents himself up for a political trial. If they want to charge a crime go ahead. Otherwise take a hike!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Prominent Republican on Gonzales: We Know How It Will End
March 20, 2007

ABC News' Jonathan Karl and George Stephanopoulos Report: In the latest sign of Republican angst over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' involvement in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, a prominent Republican close to the White House said of Gonzales: "It's a [xxxx]-ing mess. I don't see how they live through another year-and-a-half with an Attorney General as wounded as he is."

This friend of the White House says Gonzales should go and go soon, but worries the White House is digging its heels in.

"We all know how it is going to end," he said. "The question is how long it drags on."

muggles or muta? said...

DeathRay said...

"My fellow" liberals... stop the soap opera politics and start paying attention to some substantive issues.

March 21, 2007 1:20 PM

I agree. Number one on my list is the legalization of pot for adults. I want to smoke a legal joint in Amerikkka once before I croak.

I've been saying that since 1961.

bibimimi troll'p said...

Naa Ganna Doet said...

now THERE's a tear in ma eye!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Screw the dems! said...

do we have time??

toniD said...

Screw the dems! said...
Well Rove can testify under oath if HE has nothing to hide.

---

The Libby case comes to mind. No laws were broken until the perjury trap. Only a fool presents himself up for a political trial. If they want to charge a crime go ahead. Otherwise take a hike!
----------

What are you afraid of...that they will find the crime? Just take a look at the eamils.

And it's you that need to take a hike. Go back to little green footballs or whatever the hell that winger site is.

You're an idiot if you think this will just go away. Grow up and get real! Or get over it!!!!

the right wing said...

Listen up!

We make the laws and we enforce them.

And, WE get to do the saying about if and when laws were broken.

WE have the power and YOU do what is expected of you!

STFU !!!

Alice said...

Hi Miss C!

*

Speaking of power, mister right wing....I just made a new sign to tell patrons to drop their books on the front counter when returning them...(as opposed to this hedgehog graphic that no one knew what the hell it meant..)

& WOW it works! Now that's power...! ;)

bibimimi troll'p said...

a 900 h.p. leaf blower?

that's an icon, yo.

bibimimi troll'p said...

can I now mention how dag cute gay boy charlie is???

Anonymous said...

the right wing said...
Listen up!

We make the laws and we enforce them.

And, WE get to do the saying about if and when laws were broken.

WE have the power and YOU do what is expected of you!

STFU !!!

Bwa hahahahaha! Get over it! You lost that WE stuff in the last election, boy!! Even the repubs are leaving Bush.

toniD said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
can I now mention how dag cute gay boy charlie is???

March 21, 2007 1:48 PM

Yep, you can and I agree!

Anonymous said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
Naa Ganna Doet said...

now THERE's a tear in ma eye!

March 21, 2007 1:32 PM

Long story short...David Corn argues that the Democrats have 2 years to "prove themselves" as a Governing Party...not an "Investigating Party Whose Target Is A Guy Gone In 20 Months".

If they go for impeachment (rather than just embaressing Dubya and the GOP)...they have nothing to show in 2008 but a happy BASE, not a "won over" Middle and Independent Voter.

Naa Ganna Doet said...

March 21, 2007 1:59 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to leave it "anon"...used to sign in blogs.


(BTW, the name is Dana Carvey's old Bush-41 line...not much of a joke I guess)

toniD said...

VIDEO: Former Reagan U.S. Attorney Blasts Administration Over Purge »
As Atrios noted, former Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA), who served as a U.S. Attorney under President Reagan, appeared today on CNN.

Barr blasted the White House, saying “the integrity of the Department of Justice is being used as a political football by the administration to prove who’s the toughest hombre in all this.” Rather than fighting accountability, Barr said, “the administration really ought to be going out of its way to do what prior administrations have done, such as the Bush 1 administration and Reagan administrations, and that is take whatever steps are necessary to assure the American people that the integrity of our justice system has not been compromised.”

Watch it:

Barr added that members of Congress “have a pretty clear right to demand information” related to the U.S. Attorney purge. “These, after all, are all people, whether Karl Rove or a U.S. Attorney or an attorney general, who are paid by the taxpayers with funds appropriated by the Congress. And Congress has a right to assure itself that these funds are being used properly.”

LINK

Alice said...

bibimimi troll'p said...

toni, si!

mistah charlie fine!

hi shell, hi cathy!

bibimimi troll'p said...

(BTW, the name is Dana Carvey's old Bush-41 line...not much of a joke I guess)

March 21, 2007 2:00 PM

i liked it. carvey is a tool, but he was the 'wimp factor' poster boy...and he USED to be goos before he wanted to be a movie star.

bibimimi troll'p said...

Naa Ganna Doet said...
March 21, 2007 1:59 PM

consider this; 41 weeping that his boy is disliked and misunderstood, and 43's act of urination on a box full of paperback Baker-Hamilton ISG reports.

They SCARE me they do...

bibimimi troll'p said...

oh, and David Corn is SO right!

Alice said...

Hiya Miss Bibi!

How'r your lil rascal kitties these days?

The new kitten, Eva...she's funny..she's developed this thing for fruit peels..banana & canteloupe skins..She runs around with them in her mouth..on a co-operative day she'll fetch them & bring them back to us... :) .meow.

Alice said...

I don't have one with fruit peels..but here she is with her favorite stuffed fish...she like to run around with it in her mouth too..& to toss it in the air...

Eva & her fish...

Alice said...

What's to be scared of? *snark!*

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/21/18380610.php

In 2006, the Military Commissions Act was passed which, in addition to legalizing torture, allows the president and military courts to declare anyone an enemy combatant without basic civil rights like habeas corpus.

Plans for massive detention centers are already being prepared. Pacific News Service reported that in early 2006, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to build detention and processing facilities to be used “in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S. or to support the rapid development of new programs.”

Would They Really Go That Far?

The Bush Regime's preparations for martial law are part of an extreme agenda. This is a regime that is setting out to create a world empire that is unchallenged and unchallengeable and has embarked on an endless war to bring this about. Along with this, they aim to restructure social relations in the U.S., doing away with many of the social and economic institutions that have characterized U.S. society since World War 2. Because of this extreme agenda, the Bush regime takes very seriously the possibility of jolts and ruptures and resistance and are preparing very extreme measures to deal with this.

On February 27, 1933, a fire broke out in the Reichstag (government) building in Germany. The next day Hitler and his Minister of the Interior Hermann Göring drafted the Reichstag Fire Decree, which suspended civil liberties and gave the central government total power. The decree was signed into law within days. After that point, opposition to Hitler became MUCH more difficult.

In the U.S. today, extreme measures much like the Reichstag Fire Decree are already being put into place—making it even more urgent that a determined struggle be waged to drive out the Bush regime and reverse this dangerous trajectory.

http://revcom.us

toniD said...

Judiciary Committee to Issue Subpoenas for Rove, Miers, Sampson and Others
March 21st, 2007 by Jesse Lee
A release from the Judiciary Committee:

Judiciary Subcommittee Authorizes Chairman Conyers to Issue Subpoenas in US Attorney Investigation

(Washington, DC)- Today, the House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee (CAL) voted to authorize the full committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) to issue subpoenas for current and former White House and Justice Department officials Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, William Kelley, Scott Jennings and Kyle Sampson, as well as documents that the Committee has not yet received.

“The White House’s offer provides nothing more than conversations. It does not allow this Committee to get the information we need without transcripts or oaths,” Conyers said. “This motion allows the Committee to pursue good faith negotiations. We are continuing our talks with the White House, along with the Senate, but we must protect the interest of the Congress and the American people by maintaining the option to move forward with our investigation with or without continued cooperation from the Administration.”

“We have worked toward voluntary cooperation, but we have to prepare for the possibilty that the White House will continue to hide the truth,” said CAL Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sánchez. “This Congress respects White House prerogatives as a safeguard for the internal deliberations on the legitimate creation of policy, but they are not a ‘get out of jail free’ card. There must be accountability.”

The motion authorizes the Chairman to issue subpoenas at his discretion for the officials to appear before the Committee relating to the ongoing investigation. It also authorizes Conyers to subpoena additional documents relating to the issue - specifically, unredacted documents that have not previously been provided.

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

jesus. funny. from c&l haloscan:
" The silly Laura Bushcow was insane - raving, oh, the president can fire every everywhere for no reason at all. He can walk down the street and just grab babies from carriages and eat them. He can have people thrown from bridges just by pointing at them. He is unquestionable and infinitely entitled. All he has to do is throw a dart at a map of the world and any country he hits, we are obligated to invade. Isn't that right, Sean Hannity?"

bibimimi troll'p said...

Alice said...
Hiya Miss Bibi!

How'r your lil rascal kitties these days?

Eva the wee fruitbat! Sarge used to steal raw potatoes and cabbage and he'd go apeshit for cornflakes.

Sam has been "throwing gang signs" lately, he sits up on his haunches like a prairie dog and strokes his face fur with his paws until Willi grabs him and jams him against the wall. And they say longhairs are mellow...right.

bibimimi troll'p said...

that fish is SO cute..so's the cat!

Alice said...

--Sam has been "throwing gang signs" lately, --

Hahaha! Cute... :)

r. j. said...

the right wing said...
Listen up!

We make the laws and we enforce them.

And, WE get to do the saying about if and when laws were broken.

WE have the power and YOU do what is expected of you!

STFU !!!

March 21, 2007 1:39 PM

This was put up in total and what I thought was OBVIOUS satire of what the Bush Admin. is doing.

Sorry to those of you who jumped at right wing trollism.

Alice said...

She's a bold one...no fear...she'll hop right on Roman or Leo's back & try to get them to the ground...

toniD said...

War profiteers in Iraq have cheated the U.S. of billions -- and the GOP provided no oversight while it happened
by Joe Sudbay (DC) · 3/21/2007 02:56:00 PM ET

War profiteers have benefitted handsomely from the war in Iraq. They've done it with little oversight. In my opinion, anyone who commits fraud or waste or abuse in a war zone is guilty of treason. They endanger the lives of our soldiers for profit:
[Special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction Stuart] Bowen's comments came in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as lawmakers complained that assessing fines is not enough to stop the billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse plaguing Iraq reconstruction projects. Auditors last month told Congress that about $10 billion has been squandered by the U.S. government on Iraq reconstruction aid because of contractor overcharges and unsupported expenses.

The U.S. has appropriated more than $38 billion for Iraq relief and reconstruction, including some money for security forces and economic programs, according to the latest quarterly report from the special inspector general, released in January.
Assessing fines isn't enough. War profiteers should be in jail doing hard labor.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

mean jean has stirred the hornets nest but good.

not sure what she thought she was doing with her statement that concerns about walter reed are overblown but the local papers and local blogs are letting her have it with both barrels.

its not a purty site watching someone self destruct, but watching bush last night, and reading about mean jean today, and listening to their blustering, one can only hope that the days of the decider are drawing to a close.

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

To Prevent Her Testimony, Man Kills Rape Victim

Rape Suspect Is Charged With Murder After Accuser Is Fatally Slashed on the Street

Man Beaten to Death in Brooklyn Home

Butcher convicted in wife's Manhattan street knife murder

College student indicted in baseball bat beating of NYPD officer

Alice said...

*Part II - Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army*

We turn to the second part of our discussion with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the new book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army." Scahill discusses Blackwater's role in the Caspian Sea region in Central Asia and the battle in Congress over accountability for private contractors.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/21/1340210

Alice said...

Faith-based FDA, Chron raises food consciousness, more

by Ethicurean @ 12:51 pm on 21 March 2007.

Brace yourselves, it’s link-overload Wednesday!

Faith & Drugs Administration: The Center for Food Safety has blasted the FDA’s risk assessment of the safety of food from cloned animals because it used data that was “selectively reported to fit predetermined conclusions” and relied heavily on unpublished data from two cloning companies. “Any safety conclusions are based more on faith than science,” the report says. Snap! (Washington Post via Reuters) The CFS website has a PDF of the report’s executive summary, as well as a handy link for telling the FDA whether you approve of allowing unlabeled meat and dairy from clones into the food supply. Remember: No labels means no traceability — and thus no liability for cloning technology suppliers. The comment period ends April 2.

toniD said...

Jon Stewart vs. John Bolton
By: SilentPatriot @ 1:52 PM - PDT
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton faced off against Jon Stewart last night on The Daily Show over the war on terror and the shortcomings of the Bush administration. I don't think you could find two more ideological opposites that Stewart and Bolton if you tried. It made for one hell of an interview at least.

Download (1613) | Play (1748) Download (637) | Play (1102)

LINK

hahahahahahahahaha said...

You're an idiot if you think this will just go away. Grow up and get real! Or get over it!!!!

---

Hahahahahahahahaha. So say Mrs. Fitzmas AGAIN! hahahahahaha. When are you libnuts going to learn. Did you learn anything from being wrong the last 100 times? What a dope!

toniD said...

A Coming Battle Over Bush's Executive Privilege
By Reynolds Holding
Executive Privilege: George Washington invoked it, Dwight Eisenhower named it and Richard Nixon abused it. Now it looms as the nuclear option in George W. Bush's battle with Congress over its investigation into the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. So what the heck does it mean, and how much weight will it carry in the current standoff?

Generally speaking, executive privilege is the president's right to withhold certain information from Congress, the courts and most anyone else, even in the face of a subpoena. It's a conditional privilege, meaning it can be overridden in some circumstances, such as when the president is the target of a criminal investigation. That's why President Nixon famously lost his 1974 struggle in the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the Watergate tapes private. But the courts are typically deferential to the privilege, presuming that it holds unless someone can prove an overwhelming interest in obtaining the information.

Executive privilege usually applies to White House deliberations, on the theory that the president needs candid and confidential advice from his staff. The Supreme Court acknowledged that need as early as 1803, in Marbury v. Madison. But the privilege also protects national security matters, especially when they involve military and foreign affairs, and has the very practical effect of allowing the administration to keep things like the names of spies and informers and the progress of delicate negotiations secret.

Although President Bush has not yet invoked executive privilege in the U.S. attorneys standoff, White House counsel Fred Fielding alluded to it when he mentioned "the constitutional prerogatives of the presidency" in a letter offering a compromise to Congress. Democratic members had demanded that administration officials testify under oath about why eight U.S. attorneys were fired, and this morning a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee approved, but did not issue, subpoenas for Bush adviser Karl Rove, former counsel Harriet Miers and several White House deputies.

LINK

Alice said...

hahahahahahahahaha said...

You're an idiot if you think this will just go away. Grow up and get real! Or get over it!!!!

---

Hahahahahahahahaha. So say Mrs. Fitzmas AGAIN! hahahahahaha. When are you libnuts going to learn. Did you learn anything from being wrong the last 100 times? What a dope!

March 21, 2007 3:59 PM

*


The loud laugh
that spoke
the vacant mind.

-Oliver Goldsmith

Alice said...

Code Pink member takes protest to Valerie Plame Wilson's hearing

At first, all eyes were on Valerie Plame Wilson who came to testify, but there was another scene-stealing blonde we couldn't take our eyes off of, whose heartfelt nodding kept us from nodding off during Plame Wilson's hearing in front of the Senate Intellegence Committee.

Whenever the witness moved, the blonde in pink sidled over to stay in the shot.

When Plame Wilson raised her hand to take the oath, the other blonde raised her hand to make a peace sign and later a shame-on-you gesture.

The lady in pink is Midge Potts of Springfield, Mo.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/20320

http://www.49abcnews.com/news/2007/mar/20/code_pink_member_takes_protest_valerie_plame_wilso/

guy with great smile said...

Only the very lamest of our trolls has followed us to this obscure place.

The laugher guy is here nonstop. He's SO lame, he really isn't worth interacting with.

Crank Bait said...

toniD,

Executive Privilege.

Who was it (me and you, goddammit!) who heard the ghost of Tricky Dick rattling his chains?
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And why is it that the Bush administration is loathe to invoke the expression "Executive Privilege"? It is because the connotation is that the invoker is a crook and an abuser of power and attempting to hide a nasty truth or two whilst his minion is busily erasing evidence.

The similarities are undeniable. Nixon abused power in his attempt to further the power of his party. (Can anyone say "DeLay"?)

Was the Bush administration firing attorneys in the best interest of the country, i.e. us? Five of the seven ousted attorneys were involved in prosecuting Republican politicians.

Yes, indeedy. The ghost of the Trickster is roaming the halls in D.C.

Crank Bait said...

alice: "The lady in pink is Midge Potts of Springfield, Mo."
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Oh, would that her hubby is known as Smudge.

My day would be complete.

toniD said...

Crank, I knew he was going to say that and I posted Presidential Privilege instead of Executive Privilege.

As soon as I posted I found a news story that White House Counsel Fred Fielding said that they might invoke executive privilege.

Do you think they will do it?

toniD said...

Crank Bait said...
alice: "The lady in pink is Midge Potts of Springfield, Mo."
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Oh, would that her hubby is known as Smudge.

My day would be complete.

March 21, 2007 5:03 PM

Midge is a transvestite Crank. A man dressed as a woman. I saw it on CNN the day after Plame testified.

Crank Bait said...

midge (mĭj)
n.
1.) Any of various gnatlike flies of the family Chironomidae, found worldwide and frequently occurring in swarms near ponds and lakes.
2.) Any of various similar dipteran insects, such as the biting midges of the family Ceratopogonidae.
3.) A little person.
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(I could have used a few midge pots at dusk in the Caribbean.)

Iraq? Oh, sure I know said...

What ever happened to bringing the troops home from Iraq? I guess congress can't do two things at once. oh well, I guess these 8 rich lawyers and their future are more important. God knows I hate to see a lawyer having to cash in his stock options to pay for the luxuries to which they have become accustomed.

Crank Bait said...

toniD: "Do you think they will do it?"
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Yes, provided that the subpoenas are issued. I'm not yet convinced that they will be.

(I'm completely convinced that they should be, but no one is taking my advice.)

Here's the deal as I see it:

There is rarely a prime time to crap on the Executive without incurring the wrath of the electorate for wasting legislative time on vindictive nonsense.

In this case, the Executive holds no cards. The electorate already distrusts and dislikes the Executive.

In other words, this is a Perfect Storm opportunity that presents itself rarely. I say, run the rats to the gunnels until they jump overboard.

...but that's just me.

Fuck it al said...

The millionaire politicians fire the millionaire prosecutors so the millionaire senators put on a show to the cheers of the millionaire media gang and the troops continue to die in Iraq. Seems equitable to me. Let the show begin! What, about 2 more years in court battles. Dandy! Greta Van Susteren had an orgasm when she heard the news.

Crank Bait said...

toniD: "Midge is a transvestite Crank."
------------------
See? It takes a Crankster to recognize an impossibly goofy name.

(Now and then an Armand Hammer comes around to skew my average.)

toniD said...

In other words, this is a Perfect Storm opportunity that presents itself rarely. I say, run the rats to the gunnels until they jump overboard.

...but that's just me.

March 21, 2007 5:15 PM

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And me. I'd like to see those subpoenas asap. Lets get this over with. Schumer said it will eventually get out either in dribs and drabs or all at one time.

Anonymous said...

Well by Jan 2008 it will all be about the election. We only have 9 months to fill before everything stops to campaign. Let the war rage on while we protect our valuable lawyers! Business as usual.

toniD said...

Fuck it al said...
The millionaire politicians fire the millionaire prosecutors so the millionaire senators put on a show to the cheers of the millionaire media gang and the troops continue to die in Iraq. Seems equitable to me. Let the show begin! What, about 2 more years in court battles. Dandy! Greta Van Susteren had an orgasm when she heard the news.

March 21, 2007 5:21 PM

I do understand how you feel and yes there are more important things, but this is more than a political ploy by the dems. If they weaken the prez enough, they then can demand the troops come home. The prez would have few powers left and the middle repubs would then vote with the dems.

There's alot more involved then you might think.

Crank Bait said...

Fuck it al said, "The millionaire (etc)."
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Define a time when wealthy politicians haven't been running the show, then we'll talk.

Until then, we need to work with what we've got representing us.

The "Democrats and Republicans are all alike! What's the use?!!" argument is fine so long as you are willing to accept defeat.

The system changes 'way too slowly for my taste but I have a teeny-weeny bit of hope that small changes will occur...like another party...or that a successful No Party candidate will eventually win an important position.

The way things seem to work is that corruption must be brought to the fore and prosecuted to make a few more people abandon the two party system. Awfulness seems to motivate people more than another round of saccharin promises.

Watergate moved us a little further away from the "system" and then Irangate nudged us even further away.

I am all-for making a few scumbags among the many do the perp walk. It may be the only route to realizing some significant changes to our system.

old fart wisdom said...

The faces change...

but the government remains
the same!

toniD said...

Howar Fineman calls Gore
the Core-acle

toniD said...

Make that the Gore-acle

Alice said...

Medieval tech support

Crank Bait said...

toniD: "I'd like to see those subpoenas asap. Lets get this over with. Schumer said it will eventually get out either in dribs and drabs or all at one time."
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I'm going with the theory that a subpoena/Executive Privilege battle will be tied up in the courts well beyond the Bush administration's term in office.

As such, it would not be a quick fix. Still, I'd rather see the battle begin and be carried out to a conclusion rather than have it side-stepped due to time constraints.

Anonymous said...

What better way to fritter away the next 2 years? How long did it take to get Scotter into the appeal system? 5 years? Well I look forward to cable shows for the next 2 years. But nothing will ever beat OJ or the blow job hearings! How many people died today in Iraq? Oh, never mind.

pineal said...

I feel sorry for the assholes who will have to look back on this as the
"good old days."

Crank Bait said...

that he didn't say enough the last time around.

Every new questionable circumstance tagged to the Bush administration is another weakening of the administration's powers.

So, if a subpoena/Executive Privilege battle ensues, that's fine with me.

It ain't exactly good P.R. for an already dumpster-dwelling Executive.

(Though I admit that I am a plenty tired of seeing the Bush administration exposed for what it is, over and over, without a cataclysmic result. I mean, how bad does bad have to be before it's too bad to be tolerated?)

toniD said...

Anonymous said...
What better way to fritter away the next 2 years? How long did it take to get Scotter into the appeal system? 5 years? Well I look forward to cable shows for the next 2 years. But nothing will ever beat OJ or the blow job hearings! How many people died today in Iraq? Oh, never mind.

March 21, 2007 5:47 PM

Too many!

So the dems pass a bill in the House and Senate to either stop funding or bring the troops home. It goes to the prez and he vetoes it. How long do you think that will take?

today's news said...

'Missing' Justice Department emails recall Nixon tape gap


House panel authorizes subpoenas for Rove, others


Former US Attorney Iglesias: 'Why I was fired'


Snow doesn't agree White House is in a 'bunker mentality'


Democrat: No 'get out of jail free' card for White House
NY Times slams Bush's 'nasty, bumbling' comments


Did Cheney's office help manipulate global warming docs?

Alice said...

Yipes...


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oops I almost missed a article by Aijaz Ahmad":

There never was an Iraq.

All that existed was a european confection, relieving the Ottomans of a certain mixed territory falsely deemed by westerners to have a border (it had no border), and termed "Iraq" for allied convenience.

To disrupt the baathist posturing of this false nation, this non-nation, this european artifact shoved up the anus of Islam can in no way have any moral implications, because no nation truly existed there.

Propped up by CIA money to hold Shiism at bay in a european style ground war, which just coincidentally killed several millions of the Ummah, this running dog of John Foster Dulles calling itself Saddamist Baathist "Iraq" could not fall, being already beneath the feet of kaffir pigs from its inception.

So a traitorous , unholy , prostituted brothel of a non-country was re-invaded by its own inventors in 2003?

So what?

One cannot have outrage when a many-times-had prostitute gets raped once more by her own pimp.
Thus was Sadaamist "Iraq"

So please, no phony outrage, my friend. It is a cleansing. The Sunni outrages will be avenged by Iran. And soon the holy pilgrimages, the holy learning centers will be free as they were before the murder of Hosain, and the evil commandeering of the caliphate .

Allah be praised.

Posted by Anonymous to White Light Black Light

Anonymous said...

We are the Dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!

this is my son's favorite song...

I kind of like it now...it's a neat song after you hear it a few hundred times...you start to realize that Laurie Berkner is a musical genius.

-conbo

toniD said...

Where was that Shell?

Anonymous said...

//(Though I admit that I am a plenty tired of seeing the Bush administration exposed for what it is, over and over, without a cataclysmic result. I mean, how bad does bad have to be before it's too bad to be tolerated?)//

We are about to find out!

If this doesn't get them impeached and of there then welcome to FASUSA

-conbo

toniD said...

Did Renzi probe lead to attorney firing? “Last September, CREW named Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ) as one of the most corrupt members of Congress in our report, “Beyond DeLay.” Last October, the Associated Press reported that Renzi was under federal investigation for a land deal. In December, Paul Charlton, the U.S. Attorney in Arizona who was investigating Renzi, was fired. Speculation is growing about whether the Renzi investigation led to Charlton’s dismissal.” CREW has the details.

LINK

Anonymous said...

Why waste time on Iraq when we can have the thrill of meet the press? I am sure we can get more votes to protect the lawyers than we will ever get to end the war.

Weaken the administraion? I guess you mean take away the veto.

toniD said...

The fix is in...

Gonzales reaches out. “Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met this afternoon with several Republican Senators, including Orrin Hatch, Jon Kyl, John Cornyn and Jeff Sessions. … The lunch meeting held at the Department of Justice, sources said, was initiated by Gonzales. A source familiar with the meeting says it was an attempt by Gonzales to reach out to Republicans who have been decidedly unhappy with how he has handled the US Attorney mess.”

LINK

Crank Bait said...

that toniD said that Anonymous said "What better way to fritter away the next 2 years? How long did it take to get Scotter into the appeal system?"
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I am deserving of some kind of credit for not jumping all over the Scotter typo.

Free the Rajah! (I need the material.)

Anonymous said...

chubby!

i need to write him a letter

i wish i could just email him

-conbo

SunshineJim said...

coupla other threads still open, this is the top thread on the blogger home page.

evening gang,

just had a root canal,

oh baby! what a week this has been.

toniD said...

Anonymous said...
Why waste time on Iraq when we can have the thrill of meet the press? I am sure we can get more votes to protect the lawyers than we will ever get to end the war.

Weaken the administraion? I guess you mean take away the veto.

March 21, 2007 6:08 PM

Don't put words in my mouth. I didn't say an end to the veto, I said that more middle repubs, seeing the weakend Exec Office would vote with the dems. They can over-ride a veto with a large majority.

Bush isn't gone and there still isn't enough power on one side to really challenge Bush. The only way right now are the hearings looking into wrong-doing.

SunshineJim said...

think i should open a blog for reformed republicans.

legion of black ops said...

I have no idea why the blogger link from sams wednesday post is screwed up but sunshine jim posted this pages link on tuesdays last regular comment section.

Anonymous said...

hi Jim

did you get lots of good painkillers?

score!

Ok now I've seen everything-a student just rolled by on one of the library's chairs. He tried to
roll himself out of the library WHILE SITTING ON IT. (He needs furniture I guess.) At first I thought he was autistic or ADD. He is not. He is drunk. wow. the kids just keep getting weirder and weirder.

-conbo

Anonymous said...

So what other great advances do you see coming from a 3 year court fight? If we soften Bush up, we can take him in 2010? In the mean time we can send another 100,000 troops to Iraq. Plan A.

legion of black ops said...

There is nothing wrong with watching Meet The Press or any other show on tv or cable including faux news. By the way, there is a huge world of difference between those.

It is a bad choice to retreat from any program simply because there may be some content or people in it that we don't care for.

We can either stick our heads in the sand and be ignorant of some things that are going on or make the intelligent choice to be informed as much as we can of what is going on. This includes being aware some programs we may not like or who may have a host or guest that we don't care for.

Alice said...

It was a comment left on one of my blogs, Toni...

SunshineJim said...

nah, just the numbout on the area he worked on from this doc,

he was old school, fairly rough, but got er done in an hour and a half.

i'll take a coupla aspirin, should'nt be too bad.

Nancy said...

legion of black ops said...
There is nothing wrong with watching Meet The Press or any other show on tv or cable including faux news. By the way, there is a huge world of difference between those.

It is a bad choice to retreat from any program simply because there may be some content or people in it that we don't care for.

We can either stick our heads in the sand and be ignorant of some things that are going on or make the intelligent choice to be informed as much as we can of what is going on. This includes being aware some programs we may not like or who may have a host or guest that we don't care for.

March 21, 2007 6:29 PM

Excellent comment!

We shouldn't avoid or be afraid of anything that the far right puts out. As Bill Mahr says, take it to them on their own home field and win those away games.

I highly dislike fox news except for Greta. However I will occasionally watch O'Liely or Hammity/Insannity and a couple others just to see some of that blatant far right propaganda.

Simple isn't it said...

End the war now!

Anonymous said...

I think we should embrace propaganda too

It is entertaining

Do you how much the comedians are raking in because of the propaganda that is so easy to poke fun at?

Soon, comedians will rule the world instead of oil mongers.

-conbo

Crank Bait said...

Anonymous: "So what other great advances do you see coming from a 3 year court fight? If we soften Bush up, we can take him in 2010? In the mean time we can send another 100,000 troops to Iraq. Plan A."
March 21, 2007 6:25 PM
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Watergate changed American politics. So did Irangate. (So did Kenneth Starr and his multi-million dollar fishing expedition. You might have noted that no politician wants anyone to have that kind of judicial trolling power again?)

If you prefer, we can ignore the awfulness and nothing will change. Ever.

I stand by my belief that it ain't the good stuff that brings about change. It is the investigations and the prosecutions and the resignations-in-disgrace.

Here, have a yard sign and a bumper sticker. Maybe they will have an impact on political corruption.

SunshineJim said...

"Alice said...

Medieval tech support

March 21, 2007 5:45 PM"

ROFL! that's a goodun!

me myself & I said...

I agree with your comments legion of black ops.

We need to be aware of the propaganda.

I have no idea how anyone could think that Meet The Press is republican. They get criticized a lot more for leaning left.

Crank Bait said...

conbo: "Soon, comedians will rule the world instead of oil mongers."
March 21, 2007 6:38 PM
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The Bait/Rajah ticket needs volunteers. (Unfortunately there is also a Rajah/Bait ticket, but we hope to work that out to my satisfaction.)

Alice said...

I hope your mouth heals fast, SJ...

*


No Blood for Oil: Chevron Profits from War

Video about protest on Chevron headquarters in San Ramon , California after 4 years of war against Iraq and the world.

dada said...

"It is a bad choice to retreat from any program simply because there may be some content or people in it that we don't care for."

+++++++++

We should force people to watch. Clockwork Orange style.

dada said...

Crazy post up there, A.

Not sure what to make of it, could be coming from a few different angles. Could be real, could be a bogus mindfuck, could be a high-minded joke. I'm thinking about it. thanks for posting it.

SunshineJim said...

tanks A.!

just takin er easy.

thinking about the federal reserve scam.

dada said...

Had a Willie Nelson sighting over at Lincoln Center earlier. I think that's some very good first day of Spring luck.

Gotta go...

Alice said...

TELL CONGRESS TO VOTE FOR FULLY FUNDED WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ NOW

Call your members of Congress now toll free at 800-828-0498, 800-459-1887 or 800-614-2803.

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Usually when we contact our members of Congress our great challenge is to get policy hostile Republicans to understand that even in THEIR districts we have enough people opposing them to threaten their reelection. But we certainly expect our OWN representatives to listen to us. So why is it that STILL some of our most progressive House members are not fully behind Barbara Lee's amendment for a fully funded withdrawal of our troops from the hopeless sandpit in Iraq. You would be astounded by the names of some of your own representatives who have not yet committed to taking a real stand to end this war.

Is it any wonder that the popularity of Congress has dropped almost 10 points in the last month, back down to 28%. The American people elected a Democratic majority in both houses to take ACTION, not to just wring their hands and pass the buck of responsibility.

Crank Bait said...

dada: "We should force people to watch. Clockwork Orange style."
March 21, 2007 6:47 PM
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As part of my Defense Spending Reduction platform, the mandatory watching will be facilitated with broken toothpicks.

Anonymous said...

//I agree with your comments legion of black ops.

We need to be aware of the propaganda.

I have no idea how anyone could think that Meet The Press is republican. They get criticized a lot more for leaning left.//

hahaha!

look more comedians

-conbo

dada said...

"As part of my Defense Spending Reduction platform, the mandatory watching will be facilitated with broken toothpicks."

+++++

hahahah!

bridge said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-de-vellis-aka-parkridge/i-made-the-vote-differen_b_43989.html

Proud Democrat Vellis comes out of the closet ... he had, too, was just a matter of time.

I guessed either Rep Swiftboat type or Obama fan. Well, one out of two ...

A career maker? Probably.

Ask Joe Klein.

Alice said...

SunshineJim said...

ROFL! that's a goodun!

March 21, 2007 6:42 PM

I thought so too.. :)

Alice said...

http://www.tut.com/pd/images/images/visualize2.gif

Crank Bait said...

bridge: "Proud Democrat Vellis comes out of the closet ... he had, too, was just a matter of time."
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(A rare, literary, triple Klutz.)

toniD said...

A second set of emails from the gap. We’ve tracked down another set of emails during the 18-day gap (available HERE) between Kyle Sampson and Brent Ward, the head of the federal obscenity task force. In the emails, Ward complains about resistance from several U.S. Attorneys to prosecuting obscenity cases, problems that the Bush administration now claims are responsible for the firings of prosecutors Daniel Bogden in Nevada and Paul Charlton in Arizona. In other words, it makes sense that the administration would include this set of emails and apparently virtually nothing else from that 18-day-gap, since the emails from Ward bolster the administration’s case that the firings were based on performance-related concerns.

LINK

Alice said...

The conclusion of my book is that survival of our species requires that we learn to live without religion.

Anonymous said...

still need to write Chubby a letter

maybe i will write him one in an email and then print it out.

yaH

then it won't feel like work.

-conbo

Alice said...

When Positive Thinking Doesn't Work

Alice said...

dada said...

March 21, 2007 6:50 PM

*bats eyelashes...* (for old times sake)....

There was actually a post I was hoping you'd see...not sure if it's in this thread...I'll find it...

Anonymous said...

but I would still have to walk over to the printer

and the whole pesky postage issue

oh!

and the envelope

my lord I don't have enough have hours in the day

-conbo

bridge said...

Crank Bait said...

bridge: "Proud Democrat Vellis comes out of the closet ... he had, too, was just a matter of time."

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I know, crank, that was pretty clumsy. Meant to write "he had to," ... ah well, am v. tired ... you all get the message.

He would have never kept this masterpiece for himself.

Alice said...

I'm just so fucking irritated that Chubbs can't get books...that's BULLSHIT...

The correction center here in the next County..they want to stop all the tutoring for the inmates...

Fuckers...

Anonymous said...

//What does this mean?

Nixon has returned from the dead in a Zombie-like state? //

do you think that Nixon is possessing Bush's body?

I'd say yes, but Nixon wasn't this dumb

-conbo

Cranke Baiteau said...

conbo" "...and the envelope. My lord I don't have enough have hours in the day."
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It's an onvelope.

leonard said...

I am still handsome!!!

SunshineJim said...

dear CB

my fingers fell off

and this is all i could type with my nose

love, #

Anonymous said...

Cranke Baiteau said...
conbo" "...and the envelope. My lord I don't have enough have hours in the day."
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It's an onvelope.

I just asked Google. Google says:

Did you mean: envelope

hmmm. you are a pretty good speller Cranky. I smell a rat!

(thanks for editing my post for clarity)

-conbo

Le Bait said...

Mon dieu! Le punctuashee-ohn du moi est mauvaise!

SunshineJim said...

squirt something

in the envelope that smells better than his cell.

Anonymous said...

in the envelope that smells better than his cell.

March 21, 2007 7:24 PM

i think you should

it would mean more coming from you

a heck of a lot more

lots of new content that would be!

-conbo

Naa Ganna Doet said...

Pardon a newbie with some cynicism...

but has anybody considered that all this "impeachment stuff", even "Attorney-gate", is just a distraction from the fact that House Democrats are about to pass a supplemental appropriations bill on Iraq, that will do virtually nothing until Fall of NEXT YEAR....

and that maybe keeping the focus of the majority of the progressive base OFF that, and on something bright and shiny, but essentially going nowhere (given Pelosi's announcement that "impeachment is off the table" AFTER the election).

IOW, that by everybody thinking "Rove is going to be fitted for an orange jumpsuit" or whatever....it takes away energy that could be used to push the REALLY important thing, which is to get us out of Iraq...not 20 months of we got this Little Guy at Month 7...then maybe this Little Guy at Month 9...then this Little Guy at Month 13, but never Bush or Cheney, because they never were the target...

or the reason.

bridge said...

"... in the envelope that smells better than his cell."

how about some eau de toilette de son chats?

Crank Bait said...

Cellmate: "What's that?"
Rajah: "A letter."
Cellmate: "Smells like fish."
Rajah: "Yeaaaaa!"

(Note from Bait: This joke is based on volumes of archived material and in no way should be construed as a reason to smack the shit out of me.)

Crank Bait said...

Bait: "Ow!"
Bait: "Ow, ow, ow! Didn't you read the note?"

Anonymous said...

hahaha!

I just noticed the trolls are the only bloggers talking about politics

only at this blog

-conbo

SunshineJim said...

eau de toilette de son chats?""

but of course madam.

was thinking of primering the envelope and striping it.

bozo said...

//I just noticed the trolls are the only bloggers talking about politics

only at this blog

-conbo //

Welcome to the short bus. We may not understand what is going on in Washington, but we don't know enough to care.

toniD said...

Americans want Gonzales to resign. “Thirty-nine percent (39%) of American voters believe Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 800 Likely Voters found that 31% disagree and say he should not resign while 30% are not sure. Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats believe he should resign along with 21% of Republicans and 42% of those not affiliated with either major party.”

LINK

spartacus said...

Globalization of Anarchism (Anti-Capital)

The economico-political and the nation-state system known as capitalism is the most vicious and cyclic tragedy that humanity has ever encountered, the ugliest form of social relations known to wo/man – with consequences that are more severe than a natural mega-disaster.

The catastrophic effect of capitalism on humanity and on nature is devastating and mostly irreversible, its effect on each and every individual is horrific and horrendous, and we cannot compare it to anything else because humanity has never known anything else. From the beginning of civilization we have known nothing but the three varieties of slavery.

Capitalism impact you on all levels, it destroys and deforms your inner self by shuttering the structure of your character and instead implanting the perfect worker - soldier – shopkeeper – consumer. Capitalism utterly distorts and deviate your psyche and emotions and turning them into brutalized sensations of rage and permanent dissatisfaction, a severe form of alienation. Capitalism forbids you to think and daring to do so you risk legal retribution, capitalism also ruins the foundation upon which you can think independently. In the name of profit and business success they destroy the living; in the name of democracy they rape life and the planet.

The so called free market capitalism is a continuation of the mid-ages feudalism, but with an improved industrial implements and electronic techniques. Capitalism is a very brutal system, capitalism is the modern version of slavery, and all this in the name of progress and democracy but which in reality means poverty and hardship, therefore this system must be terminated.

The termination of the capitalist system with its nation–state as the only possible social relation will mean that for the first time in the history of wo/mankind – humanity will at last achieve a real and true individual and social freedom, i.e., the end of modern enslavement.

The end of the class-system will mean the for the first time ever in human existence that people will live in harmony with themselves and with nature, for the sake of the pleasure of human existence and the continuation of it’s survival and future existence.

Capitalism or life – there can be no happiness or peace on the face of this planet, no prosperity for the masses, as long as this modern version of slavery continues. Capitalism kills the individual and society, it can kill you in a variety of ways, slow or quick, with or without suffering etc.

This pathological race for more profit and exploitation at any cost, will lead capitalism to its final downfall. By robbing fast the planet and enslaving the majority of its people is not going to last long, people will eventually rebel when they will discover that all their suffering was spent in vain, for the sake of more power and wealth of the few.

Capitalism has polluted the whole planet and more, it has pauperized billions of people for what? So the rich can continue to wallow in their luxuries whilst we are the slaves that maintain all this. By keeping the modern slave in a permanent crises they can control and manipulate him to their advantage, this destroys the inner self of the individual and disintegrates society, leaving nothing behind but a metropolis of moles and mentally disturbed consumers.

By crippling the individual intellectually and emotionally, the capitalist system wounds the subject turning him into one dimensional zombie who is ready at any time to work for a minimum wage and/or sacrifice himself whenever he is called to serve the flag of the rich and/or become a gullible consumer that works overtime and/or two jobs so he can also cue for his own self-consummation.

I hope that this mass mayhem will end one day, the sooner the less misery will have, the globalization of anarchy is the first step towards this goal, the termination of all misery and suffering on the planet and the creation of society based on equity and mutual-aid.

Only Anarchy

Edited by spartacus

toniD said...

‘An intriguing question.’ Tony Snow explained that the standoff between the Executive Branch and Congress revolves around Bush’s right to “privileged communications with close staff members.” But he also stated that “the president has no recollection” of conversations about the attorney firings being raised with him. That means, as CNN’s Ed Henry noted, that the White House is now claiming executive privilege over conversations that never existed. Snow’s response to this dilemma? “That falls into the intriguing question category,” he said.

LINK

CeeCee said...

About David Corn (from www.davidcorn.com)...David Corn is the Washington editor of The Nation, the oldest political weekly in America, and a Fox News Channel contributor. He writes on a host of subjects, including politics, the White House, Congress, and the national security establishment. He has broken stories on George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Colin Powell, Rush Limbaugh, Enron, the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA leak case, the Pentagon, and other Washington players and institutions. He currently writes a web column for The Nation called "Capital Games". He has a blog at www.davidcorn.com that is part of the Pajamas Media network. He also blogs at HuffingtonPost.com.

He has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, Newsday, Harper's, The New Republic, Mother Jones, The Washington Monthly, the LA Weekly, the Village Voice, Slate, Salon, TomPaine.com, Alternet.org, and many other publications.

He is the co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (Crown, 2006).

His book, The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception (Crown, 2003) was a New York Times bestseller. The Los Angeles Times said, "David Corn's The Lies of George W. Bush is as hard-hitting an attack as has been leveled against the current president. The Washington Post called it "a fierce polemic...a serious case....[that] ought to be in voters' minds when they cast their ballots. A painstaking indictment."

His first novel, Deep Background, a political thriller, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1999. The Washington Post said it is "brimming with gusto....As clean and steely as an icy Pinot Grigio....[An] exceptional thriller." The Los Angeles Times called it "a slaughterhouse scorcher of a book you don't want to put down" and named it one of the best novels of the year. The New York Times said, "You can either read now or wait to see the movie....Crowded with fictional twists and revelations." The Chicago Tribune noted, "This dark, impressive political thriller...is a top-notch piece of fiction, thoughtful and compelling." PBS anchor Jim Lehrer observed that Deep Background is "a Washington novel with everything. It's a page-turning thriller from first word to last...that brings some of the worst parts of Washington vividly alive."

Corn was a contributor to Unusual Suspects, an anthology of mystery and crime fiction (Vintage/Black Lizard, 1996). His short story "My Murder" was nominated for a 1997 Edgar Allan Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The story was republished in The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (Carroll & Graf, 1997).

He is the author of the biography Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA's Crusades (Simon & Schuster, 1994). The Washington Monthly called Blond Ghost "an amazing compendium of CIA fact and lore." The Washington Post noted that this biography "deserves a space on that small shelf of worthwhile books about the agency." The New York Times termed it "a scorchingly critical account of an enigmatic figure who for two decades ran some of the agency's most important, and most controversial, covert operations."

Corn has long been a commentator on television and radio> He is a regular panelist on the weekly television show, Eye On Washington. He has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Crossfire, The Capital Gang, Fox News Sunday, Washington Week in Review, The McLaughlin Group, Hardball, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, and many other shows. He is a regular on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show and To The Point and has contributed commentary to NPR, BBC Radio, and CBC Radio. He has been a guest on scores of call-in radio programs.

Corn is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

CeeCee said...

What is David Corn's gross annual salary? Given his background and affiliation, is Mr. Corn more likely to benefit more from politicians who pander to the pundits, special interests and pursue their own best interest rather than representatives who act to 1) preserve our Constitution, 2) insure justice and 3) enable life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the people they represent? In my opinion, our representatives can’t achieve No. 3 if they don't work for the first two too. This is how I determine whether commentator has valid advice worth listening to or is just another opportunist?

bobby badfingers said...

George W. Bush eats shit!!!

Pass it on!!!

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Brooklyn janitor charged with raping schoolgirl, 8, is released

Video allegedly shows Brooklyn judge taking bribes

3 indicted on Manhattan gun, drug charges

toniD said...

Naa Ganna Doett said...
Impeachment fans....read at your own peril...

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/12/08/impeachment_at_our_peril.php


It's David Corn of "The Nation", not some right-winger.

March 21, 2007 1:04 PM

CeeCee said...
What is David Corn's gross annual salary? Given his background and affiliation, is Mr. Corn more likely to benefit more from politicians who pander to the pundits, special interests and pursue their own best interest rather than representatives who act to 1) preserve our Constitution, 2) insure justice and 3) enable life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the people they represent? In my opinion, our representatives can’t achieve No. 3 if they don't work for the first two too. This is how I determine whether commentator has valid advice worth listening to or is just another opportunist?

March 21, 2007 8:12 PM

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cee cee, I am guessing you are answering the post about Corn thinking impeachment would be bad right now?

bridge said...

re David Corn

After DC joined the Pyjama Party I had it with him for good -

ok I am done - tempted but too tired to type a riproaring Corn and Isikoff rant

Gute Nacht all

P.S. Phillip deVille - its all in the Elles I say

toniD said...

Colbert is on fire tonight. Called the Dems pussies for not impeaching Buch.

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