Friday, May 25, 2007

BushCo and Rove Are Stealing The Future Of America

Not sure what to make of this, or to believe it, but with Gonzo making late night attacks on an ailing Attorney General, I find this even more plausible.

"Investigative reporter Greg Palast says 4.5 million votes will be shoplifted in 2008, thanks largely to the "Rove-bots" that have been placed in the Justice Department following the U.S. Attorney firings. Being the guy who uncovered the voter "purge lists" of 2000 that disenfranchised black voters, he’s worth listening to, even if the mainstream press chooses not to.

This time around, he claims to have 500 emails that the House subpoenaed and Karl Rove claims were deleted forever. They prove definitively, says Palast, that the Justice Department is infested with operatives taking orders from Rove to steal upcoming elections for Republicans and permanently alter the Department."

The whole thing

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Guilliani For 9/11


Christopher Hitchens Speaks Of Jerry Falwell



Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Falwell Dead

"The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, a Liberty University executive said Tuesday. He was 73. Earlier today, Ron Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, had said Falwell was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but said Falwell had [ironically?] "a history of heart challenges."

via CNN

Photo "courtesy" of SLOG

For a listing of some memorable obits: SLOG


Friday, May 11, 2007

Are You Ready To Release The Stars

Something magical is about to happen...

Prepare to be transported.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rudy G Only Loves Millionaires

So Rudy "G-Man" Giuliani only hangs out with the rich folk. You know, the salt of the earth.

OLIN–Last weekend Deb and Jerry VonSprecken of Olin received a call from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's campaign office asking them if they would be interested in holding a campaign rally on May 4, after she had donated to his campaign.
"We thought it would be an honor and agreed," said Jerry.

On Tuesday Deb received a call from Giuliani's Des Moines office and was asked to call New York.
"They wanted to know our assets," she revealed, and added that she and Jerry have a modest 80 acre farm and raise cattle.

Later she received a call from Tony Delgado at the Des Monies location.

"Tony said, 'I'm sorry, you aren’t worth a million dollars and he is campaigning on the Death Tax right now.' then he said they weren’t going to be able to come," Deb continued.

The Death Tax is a federal version of the Iowa Inheritance Tax.

The VonSpreckens then called Delgado back and told him how upset they were that the event had been cancelled, how much work they had done and that they had been expecting 75-100 people at their farm.

"I invited him into my home," Deb said of Giuliani, fighting back tears.

Greg Sargent asks, "Does anyone doubt that if John Edwards or any other Dem did this it would be covered by all the major networks and chewed over endlessly by cable chat-show hosts for days and days and days?"

via Talking Points Memo

You can read the whole article at the Anamosa Journal-Eureka


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"The Only Moral Abortion Is My Abortion"

I Work For The White House, You Work For The White House

Purged U.S. attorneys John McKay spoke to The Seattle Times on May 9th to talk about the DOJ scandal. What did he have to say? Well, for one thing, he feels the investigations by Congress and the internal watchdogs at The DOJ "will result in criminal charges, whether for trying to influence criminal investigations or for lying to Congress."

Further, according to McKay, Gonzalez never felt he left as the White House council:

"McKay said he began to have concerns about politics entering the Justice Department in early 2005, when Gonzales addressed all of the country's U.S. attorneys in Scottsdale, Ariz., shortly after he took over as attorney general.
'His first speech to us was a 'you work for the White House' speech,' McKay recalled. 'I work for the White House, you work for the White House.'

McKay said he thought at the time, 'He couldn't have meant that speech,' given the traditional independence of U.S. Attorneys. 'It turns out he did.'

He looked around the meeting room and caught the eyes of his colleagues, who gave him looks of surprise at Gonzales' remarks. 'We were stunned at what he was saying.'

You may recall from this post, that there is speculation that McKay was fired because he was not pursuing voter "fraud" charges in the closely won Governor's race in Washington. Oh, and let's not forget the murder thing.

Is McKay right that there will be criminal charges brought by the DOJ investigation? I don't know, but the more of the story that comes out, the more it seems it could happen.

How many more days of BushCo must we endure?

via Talking Points Memo

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

You Took Advantage Of A World That Loved You Well

"Tell me do you really think you go to hell for having loved?"

Rufus Wainwright's new song, Going To A Town

I may not be as tired as Rufus is of America, but I understand where he is coming from.


Friday, May 04, 2007

Murder vs Voter Fraud At The Department of "Justice"

What are the priorities at The DOJ? One might think it is murder. You would be wrong....

"Apparently during [Deputy District Attorney] Comey's testimony today he said that one of the reasons [U.S. Attorney] McKay got himself in hot water with the DOJ heavyweights was because he was pushing for additional resources to investigate the murder of Tom Wales, who was an Assistant US Attorney in Seattle. Tom Wales was shot and killed in 2001. What nobody has talked about, and what you may not be aware of, is the fact that Tom Wales was extremely active in attempting to get tighter gun control laws passed here in Washington."

Oh, it gets even more criminal...

"Think about that for a second. A pro-gun control federal prosecutor was shot and killed. John McKay was agitating for more resources to bring his killer to justice. That pissed off DOJ, who apparently thought that McKay should spend his time going after bogus voter fraud prosecutions rather than solve the murder of a guy who was in favor of gun control. If you don't think the fact that Tom Wales' political views weren't taken into consideration by the higher ups at DOJ when they decided to punish McKay for fighting to find his killer, you haven't been paying attention to the way these guys have operated for the last 6 years. Every single thing they do is about politics, and the political views of those they help or hurt.

The bottom line of this whole McKay firing could be summed up in this way: try to catch killers, you get fired. File BS charges of voter fraud, you keep your job."

I've said it before, The United States of America is founded on laws that are supposed to apply to everyone, regardless of political ideology, religion, color of skin, or national origin. What BushCo has done for the past 6 years is to desimate what America is supposed to stand for. BushCo has blatently destroyed, to paraphrase Ronald Reagan (who I am not a big fan, BTW), our shining beacon on the hill.

With every new revelation coming out of the BushCo dictatorship/theocracy/clown college, I feel like someone has kicked me in the stomach. FDR famously said "we have nothing to fear but fear itself." BushCo has not taken that to heart (I wouldn't be surprised if they think FDR was an enemy of the state, anyway). BushCo operates like a third world dictatorship. The operate out of fear of the laws. Fear of the people. Fear. Fear. Fear. Fear. They are like a caged animal that has no recourse but to fight back at (perceived) enemies. Unfortunetly, those perceived enemies seem to be the laws of the land. How else can you explain the deregard for FISA? Habeus Corpus? Geneva Conventions?

And I blame Congress for being rubber stamps for BushCo's malfeasance. Just look at what has come to the for front of what BushCo has been doing for the last 6 years:

Ignoring countries that BushCo doesn't like -

North Korea (nuclear bomb, anyone?)

Syria (terroist bombs, anyone?) Thank goodnes Pelosi went over there and started talking to them otherwise Condi Rice might never have gone. BushCo needs to be shown how to act like adults, I suppose. Remember when Pelosi was a traitor for talking to the Syrians? Well, Condi is now talking to the Syrians! Funny that.

Iran? Nuclear Bomb, anyone?

Afghanistan? BushCo couldn't stay long enought to get that country settled before he had to go play in Iraq's sandbox and now Afghanistan is having a resurgence of the Taliban.

And the most damaging, to my mind, the scandals at the Department of "Justice".

On every front, BushCo has failed. EVERY front.

About the only thing BushCo was "successful" at was cutting taxes.

The absolute moral sewer that BushCo operates is amazing. The United State of America has truly become a Banana Republic dressed up in a Brooks Brothers suit.

/rant. I've got to get to class.

via Taling PointsK Memo and SLOG

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

What? No Blogging?

You've all heard it before, some blogger apologizes for not updating his or her very popular blog. He or she will usually make some excuse about being busy or that they have discovered the joys of a social life, thereby simultaneously implying blogging is anti social, or, more likely, they have lost control of there addiction to alcohol, therefore, they are routinely too plastered to blog on a regular basis. That scenario, however, does not apply to this very popular blog. I have been busy, and I have complete control of my alcoholism.

In the meantime, enjoy a puppy.

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