Monday, December 29, 2008

Miss him..

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over.

Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

- Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bush included bailout loophole to allow CEO payouts

Helping friends until the bitter end. Only this Congress - who has been much too shy about taking control during the end of one of the most failed administrations in decades - could allow this to happen. The Democrats are going to have to do much better than this because the only thing they have going now is chaos within the GOP ranks. The Democrats make it so hard to respect them as a power when they blow every imaginable opportunity that they face.
Congress wanted to guarantee that the $700 billion financial bailout would limit the eye-popping pay of Wall Street executives, so lawmakers included a mechanism for reviewing executive compensation and penalizing firms that break the rules.

But at the last minute, the Bush administration insisted on a one-sentence change to the provision, congressional aides said. The change stipulated that the penalty would apply only to firms that received bailout funds by selling troubled assets to the government in an auction, which was the way the Treasury Department had said it planned to use the money.

Now, however, the small change looks more like a giant loophole, according to lawmakers and legal experts. In a reversal, the Bush administration has not used auctions for any of the $335 billion committed so far from the rescue package, nor does it plan to use them in the future. Lawmakers and legal experts say the change has effectively repealed the only enforcement mechanism in the law dealing with lavish pay for top executives.


Thanks ToniD.. :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

When Indeed !

"Hello to our friends and fans in domestic surveillance."

Turning reality, truth inside out

Last week, Bush said the Middle East is a freer, more hopeful place today than when he took office.
He said the threat from terrorist groups like al Qaeda has been curtailed and that Iran faces greater
pressure from the international community than ever before. Mr. Bush described his Mideast policies
as 'ambitious in vision, bold in action and firm in purpose.'...

Bush's vision may have been ambitious and his plan bold, but history will record that he utterly failed to meet
those objectives. He emboldened America's enemies, put Israel's security at greater risk, mired our military in
an endless occupation and diminished our prestige around the globe. No pixie dust can change that reality."

But the whore media will back him up.
The newspapers and the networks write the first draft of history.
History will say Clinton was one scandal after another and that Bush protected us from al Qaeda.

Owning the whore media gives the Republicans a tremendous advantage.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

AP IMPACT: US diluted loan rules before crash

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed. It ignored remarkably prescient warnings that foretold the financial meltdown, according to an Associated Press review of regulatory documents.

"Expect fallout, expect foreclosures, expect horror stories," California mortgage lender Paris Welch wrote to U.S. regulators in January 2006, about one year before the housing implosion cost her a job.

Bowing to aggressive lobbying — along with assurances from banks that the troubled mortgages were OK — regulators delayed action for nearly one year. By the time new rules were released late in 2006, the toughest of the proposed provisions were gone and the meltdown was under way.

"These mortgages have been considered more safe and sound for portfolio lenders than many fixed rate mortgages," David Schneider, home loan president of Washington Mutual, told federal regulators in early 2006. Two years later, WaMu became the largest bank failure in U.S. history.

The administration's blind eye to the impending crisis is emblematic of its governing philosophy, which trusted market forces and discounted the value of government intervention in the economy. Its belief ironically has ushered in the most massive government intervention since the 1930s.

Many of the banks that fought to undermine the proposals by some regulators are now either out of business or accepting billions in federal aid to recover from a mortgage crisis they insisted would never come. Many executives remain in high-paying jobs, even after their assurances were proved false.

Con't- & Video

Impeachment spot to run in California

David Edwards and Diane Sweet

The National Impeachment Network is planning to run an advertisement on California television during the months of December and January 2009 which advocates for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

Headed by Ralph Lopez, diarist at the left-leaning Daily Kos, the National Impeachment Network is supported by grassroots groups such as Code Pink, Veterans for Peace and Republicans for Impeachment.

From the network's website:


Thursday, November 27, 2008

You Cannot Pardon a Crime You Authorized

Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2008-11-27 03:51.

Criminal Prosecution

Statement from the Steering Committee for the Prosecution for War Crimes of President Bush and His Subordinates

Never before has a president pardoned himself or his subordinates for crimes he authorized. The closest thing to this in U.S. history thus far has been Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence. Bush is widely expected to follow that commutation with a pardon. Not only did Libby work for the White House, but he was convicted of obstruction of justice in an investigation that was headed to the president. Evidence introduced in the trial, including a hand-written note by the vice president, implicated Bush, and former press secretary Scott McClellan has since testified that Bush authorized the exposure of an undercover agent, that being the crime that was under investigation.
*If Bush attempts this, here are possible responses:

1. Immediate impeachment of Bush and Cheney and various pardonees, even if they are out of office. (Here are arguments for the permissibility of such impeachments: )

2. Overturning of the pardons by the new president or by Congress, as Bush's lawyers told him he could do to Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich, which was a far more minor abuse of the pardon power.

3. Legislation banning self-pardons and pardons of crimes authorized by the president.

4. A Constitutional Amendment banning self-pardons and pardons of crimes authorized by the president.

5. Refusal by the courts to honor the supposed pardons.

6. Prosecution of Bush, Cheney, and their subordinates for their crimes.

With thanks to all who have aided over the past millennia in the establishment of the rule of law.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Subject: Does Obama have a mandate ?

Many people are saying the Democrats need to go slow
and not push their agenda, work from the center, etc.

What unmitigated crap - when Bush squeaked by Kerry in 2004,
they all said he had a "mandate" and should do what he wanted.

The only mandate Bush ever had was when
Jeff Gannon showed up in the White House.

- Sam the Pillar

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

500 Absentee Ballots Rejected for Alleged Signature Mismatches

This Bullshit Has Got To Stop !
Not Only Is This Party Before Country Crap,Bad For Our Country,It's Illegal Ya Fascist Dumb Asses !

500 Absentee Ballots Rejected for Alleged Signature Mismatches in Duval County, FL

No Recourse Allowed for Voters Once Ballot is Rejected...
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Election officials scrutinizing absentee ballots in Duval County have rejected more than 500 ballots out of the 1,600 questionable ballots examined so far.

Most of those were rejected because they lack signatures or the signatures don't match the voter's signature on file.

Lisa Rigg was worried her signature didn't match and contacted the Supervisor of Elections office.

"It's that important to me. I want my vote to absolutely count for this election. It is very important," Rigg said.

She was right. Her absentee vote is one of those that was rejected.

"I was a little shocked," Rigg said. "But then again, my signature does not always match, from day to day. I said, 'What can I do to fix this? Can I come down and prove to you that I am who I am and I signed that ballot.'"

Unfortunately, the answer was no. Once a ballot is cast, it cannot be changed or replaced by a new ballot.


It's Just Not Right ! :(

When MMRules gets here
Submitted by Cat Chew on Sun, 11/02/2008 - 12:07am.
give him a case of handkerchiefs.

Ultimate Opus
Part one:
Part two

Awww. [sniffle]


Gonna miss that Laugh & Smile every Sunday..

Yep..Gonna Miss You Very Much,Opus..

Dancing ButtHeads !

A Visual..

English Townsfolk destroy Palin effigy with explosives

Submitted by gbasin on Sun, 11/02/2008 - 1:15pm.
BATTLE, England (CNN)

And,A Good Time Was Had By All ! ;)

(That's a joke,NSA man..) :)

"Hello to our friends and fans in domestic surveillance."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The last I Checked,Voter Caging,Voter Purging,Vote Flipping and Vote Suppression Were Still Against The Law !

Brave New Films

Help spread the truth about ACORN

Check out this short video by Brave New Films:

In recent weeks, the McCain campaign has been attacking ACORN, a widely respected voter registration organization, claiming ACORN knowingly participated in "voter fraud." In reality, this is just another calculated attempt to suppress new and marginalized voters. Find out what you can do at:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today:You have to go back to the Watergate era to see numbers quite so horrible for the GOP.


Thanks again
for the article,ToniD.. :)

McCain calls for ‘less government regulation’ of small businesses

Hello ? Deja Vu ? Flip Flop Much,McCrazy ?

When several of Wall Street’s giant banks collapsed in September, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) scrambled “to recast himself as a champion of regulation” in order to erase his past support of legislation “to broadly deregulate the banking and insurance industries helping to sweep aside a thicket of rules established over decades.”

But McCain has had a tough time sticking with his new pro-regulation message. After meeting with small business owners in Colorado yesterday, McCain released a statement emphasizing the need for “less government regulation of their business.” Politico’s Lisa Lerer notes that this is “a dangerous message in the midst of a market meltdown many have blamed on a lack of regulation on Wall Street.”

Thanks ToniD.. :)

Just Another Unanswered Letter To Pelosi !

Speaker Pelosi.

Needless wars
Staggering corruption
Illegal wiretaps
Secret prisons

Gee,None Of Those Above Warranted Impeachment ?

Do The Republicans Have Something On You ?

You Have Rationalized Them All..

How ?

You Have Not Upheld The Constitution !

You Have Not Upheld The Rule Of Law !

"Impeachment Is Off The Table"..

You Should Be Impeached With Bush & Cheney !

Since That Won't Happen Unfortunately,

I'll Just Keep Donating To Cindy Sheehan's Campaign and Hope She Beats You !

Because You Have NOT Done The Job You Swore To Do !

Or,Do Us All A Favor and Retire !

Thank you,M..A Very Disappointed Democrat..

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brokaw Biased as Usual !

Accusing Obama of not having military expertise to Powell.

Where the hell was Bush Jr's. Military Experience ?

.....And,Why Didn't You Mention He Had Next To None ?

....And,Therefore Your Assertion Is Biased As Usual Toward The Republicans !

McCain's Your Buddy Isn't He ?

Who's buttering your bread Brokaw ?

And,I Use To Like You..Many Moons Ago..

Whatever Happened To Unbiased News Reporting ?

Oh yea,Consolidation Of The News Media..The M$M !

Most Of The Time The M$M Is Just A Infomercial For The Republican Party !

It's Sickening !

And,Not What Our Founding Fathers Would Have Endorsed !

Hopefully,That Will Start Changing Soon After This Next Election..

If Not,Our Country Will Keep Slipping Into Corporate Fascism !

Something Else Our Founding Fathers Would Not Have Approved Of !

Thank you,M.

Thanks MB.. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

ACLU Demands NSA And DOJ Turn Over Spying Policy Records

Recent Revelations Suggest There Are No Adequate Safeguards In Place To Protect Innocent Americans From Invasive Surveillance.

*The ACLU FOIA requests ask the NSA and the Justice Department to produce:

• Any and all legal memoranda, procedures, policies, directives, practices, guidance or guidelines created between 1993 and the present pertaining to the acquisition, processing, analysis, retention, storage or dissemination of Americans' communications – whether targeted for interception or incidentally intercepted – during the course of NSA surveillance activities conducted inside or outside the United States; and

• Any and all records created between September 2001 and the present concerning complaints about, investigations of, or disciplinary actions related to the NSA's monitoring of U.S. communications.


Surveilance Gone Amok(ACLU)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What's That Old Saying ? It Takes One to Know One !


"I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for.

Eight years of “conservative” government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous
expansion of entitlement programs, bridges to nowhere, poster boy Jack Abramoff and an
ill-premised, ill-waged war conducted by politicians of breathtaking arrogance.

As a sideshow,
it brought us a truly obscene attempt at federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case."
-- --Christopher Buckley, son of William F.,

Chris, one small thing you forgot:
Bush destroyed the American economy and everyone's life savings.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The long slow process of undoing the ugliness can begin

Is that too much to ask ? Hell No !

If we had any Democrat Leaders who weren't scared of their own shadows it wouldn't have gotten this bad..

Jeebus,I hope alot of them get replaced with Better Democrats..

Pelosi,Reid,Conyers and Leahy..The usual suspects..

No backbone,weak leadership..
Just letting the fascists do what they want..When they want..

Hell,they should be having Impeachment Hearings right now
especially after the latest news that The NSA was wiretapping everyday Americans,Aid Workers and the Military !

Bush Lied Again About This..Kick His Fascists Ass Out Of Office !

But no..The Democrats will wait and give the Rethugs a chance to steal the elections again..

What rule of Law ? It makes me sick..Pathetic !

Impeach !


Thanks Mire for the title.. :)

The Republican Voter Fraud Hoax

Donald Duck and the Dallas Cowboys won't steal the election for Obama. Acorn's only crime is registering Democratic voters.

Brad Friedman:

Barack Obama and the Democrats are stealing the election. Massive voter fraud is being carried out, even as we speak, by their henchmen, known by the innocuous sounding Association for Community Organisations for Reform Now, or Acorn. Clever bastards.

The only problem? Despite the screaming wall-to-wall coverage of "Democratic voter fraud in 11 swing states" as seen on Fox News and even the once-respectable CNN, none of it's true. None of it.

In just the last week, we've had a phoney stunt raid in swing state Nevada (where Acorn had been cooperating with officials for months, concerning problem canvassers they'd long ago fired); a Republican election official in swing state Missouri tell Fox News that she's being beseiged with fraudulent registration forms from Acorn (in a county where they've not done any registration work since August); a Republican sheriff in swing state Ohio, who, the very next day, suddenly requested the names and addresses of hundreds of early voters (with evidence of exactly zero wrong doing, but lots of Democratic-leaning college student in the particular county, and John McCain's state campaign chair as a partner in the investigation); and a screaming front page headline in Rupert Murdoch's New York Post about a guy who claims he was somehow tricked by Acorn into registering 72 times (but read the article closely to note he says he registered at the same address each time, which, even if true, would allow him - you guessed it - precisely one legal vote.)

It's an old Republican scam, but it's never been carried out with more zeal than this year. The Republicans have been putting so much time, money and resources into the propaganda leading up to this over the last four years, we should have expected no less.


Case study of a Evil Hypocrite !

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm Very Bummed About Opus..

Berkeley Breathed's 'Opus' Comic Strip Will End Next Month

By Dave Astor
Published: October 06, 2008

NEW YORK "Opus" is ending Nov. 2, Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG) Comics Editor Amy Lago announced this afternoon.

In this Sept. 8 blog post, E&P had wondered if Berkeley Breathed might pull the plug on his Sunday-only strip -- given all the hints the cartoonist was making about that in his comic.

"Opus," which began almost five years ago, will be the third comic Breathed ends. The first and most famous was the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Bloom County" (1980-1989), followed by "Outland" (1989-1995). "Bloom County" had about 1,300 clients when it stopped.

Breathed, who has done a number of children's books, insists that this time he's getting out of the comics business for good. He joked in a statement that the best way he can help his country during the current financial and political crisis is to "write funny stories for America's kids. I call on John McCain to join me."

WPWG Editorial Director/General Manager Alan Shearer praised Breathed, saying the cartoonist "pushed all sorts of topical and stylistic envelopes" and "influenced a generation of new cartoonists."

Lago said Breathed is ending his comic with a contest asking readers to guess Opus the penguin's fate. Currently, the character is in prison courtesy of U.S. authorities. The actual solution will be available only on the Internet, not in newspapers, according to WPWG.

In addition to doing children's books, Breathed in recent years has worked on screenplays and novels. His "Pete & Pickles" kids' book is due in stores Oct. 16, and the Californian is finishing a novel for young readers called "Flawed Dogs."

Any comments on the "Opus" ending, "Bloom County," or Berkeley Breathed? Feel free to leave them under this E&P blog post.

Link :(

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bush the Arrogant Bastard - The more he screws up the more power he steals

As Bush attempts to stabilize his crashing economy, we are witness to the final chapter of a period of
perverse and dishonest leadership that has used its own crises to justify the expansion of its own power.
This little boy came to office on promises of modesty -- who championed a "humble nation," scorned nation
building and promised a more limited role for government in the lives of its citizens. Then he presided over a
six-year attempt to tear down and rebuild the nations of Afghanistan and Iraq, and now has embarked on the
most profound expansion of the federal government's role in the private economy since the Depression.

In both cases, the pattern is the same. Ineptitude led to crisis; crisis then became the argument for the
radical expansion of executive power. The administration insisted that it exercise its new authority with
a minimum of scrutiny by Congress, the courts or the public...

These troubles are about more than a president who is unfaithful to his word. Bush has transformed the
balance of power in our government. We are seeing the erection of an imperial presidency, immune from
oversight when it fights terrorists and when it rescues banks."

Bush is immune from oversight because the wet-my-pants Democrats allow him to break the law.
If we could get rid of useless, enabler-dregs like Pelosi, Reid and Leahy we could get our country back.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Weak Kneed Democrats vs Ralph Nader

For good or bad they were elected by the electorate..

Ralph Nader hasn't been elected to squat !

He just rolls out of he's hermetically sealed cave
every 4 years..

The only way you can intact legislation is to be in the game..

Congress or Senate..Locally or Federally..

It's like some guy who every 4 years goes to Vegas to the Craps Table..
He bets everything on 1 roll..And,everytime he losses..

Then goes back to his hermetically sealed cave..

To return in 4 years..

Maybe just maybe, he can get it going at the State level first..I hope so..

He has some great ideas..But,you can't play if your not in the game..

Of course,we do need to elect better Democrats too !

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tax the Speculators: A Fair Plan to Fund Recovery

By Chuck Collins

September 19th, 2008 - 6:56am ET

Published in The Nation, September 19, 2008

With the specter of financial Armageddon raised in headlines everywhere, two questions keep occurring to me. Where will the government find the $85 billon to bail out AIG and other Wall Street giants? And how will we pay for the proposed Main Street recovery, including federal aid to states, relief to homeowners, and public works projects for the unemployed?

The Bush administration plans to add to the $400 billion projected deficit and our $9 trillion national debt. But it's irresponsible to shift the bill entirely to the next generation. The corporations that rigged the casino economy and the wealthy CEOs and investors that profited at everyone else's expense should bear the recovery costs, not our kids and grandchildren.

We can't recover the money from the companies now. They have extracted the profits and their CEOs have cashed their gilded paychecks. The speculators bought mansions, private jets, and small islands. Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy on Monday and 25,000 workers are on the brink of unemployment. But Lehman CEO Richard Fuld is sitting pretty, with his $354 million compensation from the last five years and a mega-mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut.

When a CEO or employee improperly takes money from a company and is forced to pay it back, it is colorfully referred to as "disgorgement." In 1999, managers of Compaq Computer cooked the books and gorged on bonuses based on misrepresented profits. The government forced them to pay it back.


Thanks GBC.. :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The George W. Bush Presidential Library

*Note: The museum will feature an electron microscope
to help you locate and view the President's accomplishments.

Courtesy of

Monday, September 15, 2008

Put Lipstick On A Fascist..

The M$M and Their Lipstick..

This Says It All !

Speaker Pelosi,When Are You Going To Do Your Job ??

Speaker Pelosi,

When Do You Plan On Upholding The Constitution ?

When Do You Plan On Upholding The Rule Of Law ?

Didn't You Swear To Do Just That When You Took Your Oath Of Office ?

Poll: Public opposes increased presidential power

USA Today:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans strongly oppose giving the president more power at the expense of Congress or the courts, even to enhance national security or the economy, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll of views on the Constitution found people wary of governmental authority after years of controversy over the Bush administration's expansion of executive power, and especially skeptical of increasing the president's powers.

"There is clearly a concern about executive power and the balance of power that comes out in a couple of different ways," said Joseph Torsella, president of the Philadelphia-based organization. The nonpartisan center is dedicated to educating the public about the Constitution.

Torsella said he believes the polls reflect long-standing skepticism of presidential power. "I think it's a basic chord in the American song and it gets louder and stronger depending on what's happening in the headlines," he said.
President Bush and Congress are at record low approval ratings in recent polls, with Congress even less popular than the president. But in the new poll, the public is more reluctant to expand the president's powers than those of Congress.

Two-thirds of Americans oppose altering the balance of power among the three branches of government to strengthen the presidency, even when they thought that doing so would improve the economy or national security. People were more evenly split over giving Congress more power in the same circumstances.

"The Constitution sets up three branches of government and to increase the power of one at the expense of the others endangers the fundamental structure," said poll participant James Crowder, 74, of Cockeysville, Md., a Baltimore suburb. "This current president and his vice president have distorted the office of president so much that it will take an enormous amount of time, if ever, for us to recover from that." Crowder is a Democrat and a retired Episcopal priest.

In one area, the poll found Americans clearly on Congress' side. They said Congress should have the power to require senior presidential aides to testify before House and Senate committees — a topic currently wending its way through the courts. The administration is trying to prevent former White House counsel Harriet Miers from testifying about the firing of nine U.S. attorneys.

The public broadly supports government aid to religious organizations for social service programs. But that support drops sharply when organizations also promote their religious beliefs while providing help to the homeless and other social services.


Thank you,M..A Very Disappointed Democrat !

Thanks for the help,ToniD.. :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rethugs - Privatize The Profits - Socialize The Losses !

Remember The Savings & Loan Debacle ?

Neil Bush ?
The Keating 5 ?

All Brought To Us By The Republican Party ! !

'Throw the bums out!' — say the bums

By Garrison Keillor
September 11, 2008

So the Republicans have decided to run against themselves. The bums have tiptoed out the back door and circled around to the front and started yelling, "Throw the bums out!" They've been running Washington like a well-oiled machine, to the point of inviting lobbyists into the back rooms to write the legislation, and now they are anti-establishment reformers dedicated to delivering us from themselves.
And Giuliani is an advocate for small-town America. Bravo.

They are coming out for Small Efficient Government the very week that the feds are taking over Fannie and Freddie, those old cash cows, and in the course of a weekend 20 or 50 or (pick a number) billion go floating out the Treasury door.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What are the new campaign issues ? (Per-The M$M)

Chris Matthews to Joe Scarborough:

Q: What are you going to be talking about tomorrow ?

A: Whatever the McCain campaign campaign wants us too.
out of context - sort of..
Who are the people concerned about the next supreme court running against ?
Karl Rove.
Who is talking out of John McCain's and Sarah Palin's asses ?
Karl Rove.
Who are Obama and Biden running against ?
Karl Rove.

What are the new campaign issues?

Submitted by jbenet on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 8:50am.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Look Who Already Volunteered !

The Justice Department pledged Monday to send election

monitors around the country to help ensure access to the

polls in November, even while acknowledging its limited

power to enforce election laws.

Thanks ToniD.. :)

How Sad & Pathetic Our M$M Is !

How Sad & Pathetic !

FOX News Journalist in Civilian Massacre Coverup

Submitted by GBC on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 4:22pm.

Submitted by toniD on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 3:17pm.

U.S. Military Relied On Oliver North To Dispute Afghanistan Civilian Deaths

As Firedoglake points out, the Times of London revealed that the U.S. had been relying on accounts from an embedded journalist: Fox News’s Oliver North:


Once again,we have to go outside our country to get real information/news..(

All our M$M cares about is Rating & Profits !

Thanks GBC & ToniD.. :)

Maron vs Seder Update..

Hey-Me and Seder are doing it all this week except Friday at


Come on, do it. I gave you enough lead time. We're

ramping up to a soft launch of the new show that wont look anything like this one.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I hear that

one of the reasons attendance at the GOP convention

is so sparse,besides that fact that all that evil hot air stinks & is bad for your

health,(Although Good for cooking crustaceans,Chubbs) is that

Pickels & Mitt have been offering rides to the convention.. ;)


What's Lieberman's Job ?

"Hello to our friends and fans in domestic surveillance."

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fox: Alaska is Next to Russia!

Yes she does have foreign policy experience, says Fox's Steve Doocy.

Alaska is right next to Russia!!

How do you spell Stupid ? Faux Noise-Steve Doocy-Or,Both !

Thanks 60th Street. :)

The week's best political jokes - 8/29/08

1. "We can't simply drill our way to energy independence if you drilled everywhere, if you drilled in all of John McCain's backyards, even the ones he doesn't know he has." –Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer

2. "Hillary Clinton gave a big speech at the Democratic Convention in support of Barack Obama. Experts say it was the longest speech ever delivered entirely through clenched teeth." --Conan O'Brien

3. "She must prove she loves America, as opposed to Republicans, who everyone knows love America. They just hate half the people living in it." –-Jon Stewart, about Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention

4. "Check it out -- Bill Clinton and John Edwards are hitting on the same woman." - From Letterman's top ten things overheard at the Democratic Convention

5. "Hillary gave a rousing speech, it was so passionate, emotional, I'm telling you, Nancy Pelosi's face almost moved." --David Letterman

6. "And then earlier tonight, her husband Bill Clinton spoke at the convention, and what a great speech, what a tremendous speech. He got four standing ovations and five phone numbers." --David Letterman

7. "And Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in her speech, praised Joe Biden, calling him the 'full package,' that's what she called him, that's the actual term she used, she called him the 'full package.' Now he's getting phone calls from Senator Larry Craig." --Jay Leno

8. "This Thursday, Barack Obama is going to give his acceptance speech and, reportedly, it will include performances by Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. And they say Obama's not black enough." --Conan O'Brien

9. "The Democratic Convention is in Denver and security is tight out there. It is tighter than Nancy Pelosi's face." --David Letterman

10. "Police in Denver are getting ready for the Democratic Convention. They have ordered stun guns, barbed wire and plastic handcuffs. And that's just for Bill Clinton's room." –Craig Ferguson

11. "To my supporters, my champions — my sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits – from the bottom of my heart: Thank you." –Sen. Hillary Clinton

Thanks Annette. :)

Sarah Palin: I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day ?

In an interview just a month ago, she dissed the job, saying it didn’t seem “productive.”

In fact, she said she doesn’t know what the vice president does.

Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co.” asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain ticket mate.

Palin replied: “[A]s for that V.P. talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that V.P .slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

Update II: Ha ha, GreenSooner has an answer to Palin in the comments:

Leaves undisclosed location for the White House.

Tells the President what to do.

Orders Chief of Staff to obstruct a series of investigations.

Snarls a few times.

Returns to undisclosed location.

Friday, August 29, 2008

A None Denial,Denial Back From Feinstein..

Senator Feinstein,

Obviously you or your staff DON'T read the emails sent to you..

I emailed you saying your "Bipartisan Electronic Voting Reform Act of 2008"
is a Joke !

And,in that email I sent you a Very Good article showing why and how your Bill is
a joke !

And,this is what I get back from you in response to my email....

Dear Mr. :

Thank you for contacting me regarding electronic voting machines. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.

I share your concerns regarding election integrity. Like you, I believe that it is crucial that every person's vote is counted. Experiences in recent elections have demonstrated that voting machines can be vulnerable to inaccuracies that compromise our electoral process.
On June 26, 2008, I introduced the "Bipartisan Electronic Voting Reform Act of 2008" (S. 3212) with Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT). This bill would help ensure the accuracy of future federal elections by requiring that electronic voting machines produce a record that can be verified by the voter and is subject to an independent audit. I have included a press release on this legislation for your convenience. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as the Senate reviews this legislation and other efforts to ensure the legitimacy of the electoral process.

Once again, thank you for writing to me. I hope you will continue to keep me informed on issues of importance to you. Should you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to call my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.
Senators Feinstein & Bennett Introduce Bipartisan Electronic Voting Reform Act
- Legislation would help ensure the accuracy, security and accessibility of voting systems -
July 1, 2008

Hello ?

Please Don't run for Governor !

We have had enough Bad Governors for awhile !

Your are so out of touch on the Electronic Voting AND COUNTING Machines it's

People have been trying to tell Our Elected Democratic Representatives that

there are Huge problems with these machines..

But,You want to KEEP them !

That's just Plain stupid because there are Tons of Facts out there showing these

machines can be Hacked..They Drop votes,Change votes and can be manipulated Very easily !
Again,from a earlier email I sent you..

(EVERY VOTE is sent thru the telephone/computer lines, so EVERY VOTE is Hackable. )

Your Electronic Voting Machine Bill is Loved by The Electronic Voting Machine Makers and,Not by Educated Voters..

Please have your advisers on Electronic Voting Machines read has very good investigative & scientific information on All Electronic Voting Issues..

Something you obviously need..

Paper Ballots Only, Please !

And,Please respond but,not with your same old(form) email..

Thank you,M..A Very Concerned Democrat..

Diebold Coverup, Says SAIC Report And Stephen Spoonamore

Submitted by Chip

We have been asserting for years that Diebold (now Premier Elections Systems) makes voting machines that don’t work, are unreliable and that have flipped elections. Just last week, Diebold was forced to admit that software in its machines has for a decade been dropping votes. These machines are being used in 34 states in the upcoming election.

Two years ago, The Brad Blog broke the Pentagon Papers of E-Voting stories about the SAIC report on the vast problems with Diebold vote machines. In short, Diebold had issued a 40 page redacted version of the SAIC report which whitewashed the problems. Computer cyber security expert Stephen Spoonamore got a copy of the 197-page unredacted report which listed hundreds of serious problems, and he released that report to us.

Well, Spoonamore did more than that – he took the report to the Maryland Board of Elections and confronted them with it at a public meeting. He told them that if he were handed such a report in the private sector, he would “shut down the system and open a fraud investigation.” The elections officials expressed shock that they had not ever seen the same unredacted report. And when the meeting was over, Spoonamore, with a concealed microphone, personally confronted the officials. And what did one of them say to him – that him having the report was “a security risk.” Following the confrontation, Spoonamore was contacted by law enforcement officials who demanded to know how he got the report. We can say now that the report came from a high official in the Executive Branch who wanted to expose Diebold.

We have this all in an exclusive video now posted on YouTube..
And,at the link below..

Con't-The Video Too

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seder vs. Maron: The comeback ?


It sounds like an idea so obviously stupid-proof that it almost couldn't possibly have come from the executive office at Air America Media.

Exiled hosts Marc Maron and Sam Seder re-launched their video podcast program last Friday, and to celebrate, offered up a big announcement. The two will be posting a new show every day between now and the November 4 election, as well as from this week's Democratic National Convention in Denver. And both hosts also stated that they have also been offered a new show on Air America - working as a team.

According to Rebecca O'Malley at The Resilient Rabbit, Maron claimed that the new show, which will supposedly begin in September, will included a number of creative humor elements as well as straight political commentary. Maron may even bring back some of his classic team from his old Morning Sedition show.

So far, that is all that is known about Seder vs. Maron. No time slot has been disclosed, though the most obvious shift would be morning drive, 6-9A ET, which is currently airing previous day replays of other Air America programming.

Link-To LTR

You have a good heart,Chubbs..I'm sure what you guys did Helped..

Submitted by MMRules on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 8:27am.

three years ago --
Submitted by Chubby Bubba on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 8:16am.

three years ago -- Katrina.

Those were some of the blog's best days.

I still am proud we helped, or at least tried.

At the time I managed to dig up some phone numbers and contacted the make shift airport. I relayed the information and I was later told it helped relief planes arrange landings.

I still kinda wonder if it really happened like that...


The Bloggers here all have Big Hearts.. Bloggers Rule ! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Warning on voting machines reveals oversight failure

Senator Feinstein,CA Secretary of State,Speaker Pelosi and Congresswoman Davis,

Please read..

Warning on voting machines reveals oversight failure
By Greg Gordon | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Disclosure of an election computer glitch that could drop ballot totals for entire precincts is stirring new worries that an unofficial laboratory testing system failed for years to detect an array of flaws in $1.5 billion worth of voting equipment sold nationwide since 2003.

Texas-based Premier Elections Solutions last week alerted at least 1,750 jurisdictions across the country that special precautions are needed to address the problem in tabulation software affecting all 19 of its models dating back a decade.

Voting experts reacted skeptically to the company's assertion that election workers' routine crosschecks of ballot totals would have spotted any instances where its servers failed to register some precinct vote totals when receiving data from multiple memory cards.

Like nearly all of the nation's modern voting equipment, Premier's products were declared "qualified" under a voluntary testing process overseen from the mid 1990s until 2005 by the National Association of State Election Directors.

Computer scientists, some state officials and election watchdog groups allege that the NASED-sponsored testing system was a recipe for disaster, shrouded in secrecy, and allowing equipment makers to help design the tests.

The federal Election Assistance Administration, created in 2002, took over the testing responsibility in 2005, but has yet to certify a single voting machine.

As a result, charged Susan Greenhalgh, a spokeswoman for watchdog group Voter Action, the systems on which Americans will decide the race between Barack Obama and John McCain in November are "scandalously flawed"' and "the integrity of this election is in question."

David Beirne, executive director of the Election Technology Council, which represents the leading makers of voting machines, said there's no reason for concern. Without mentioning NASED, he said that members' products "have all been certified" as meeting 2002 voluntary federal standards.

NASED officials took on the testing in the mid 1990s, after the Federal Election Commission adopted voluntary federal standards for voting machines but Congress failed to create a testing agency. The industry was frustrated, too, by being governed by a hodge-podge of state standards.

"We had two choices: To try to do something or to do nothing," said Thomas Wilkey, who headed NASED's volunteer Voting Systems Committee for several years while executive director of New York's elections board. "We had a set of standards. It was a crime to let them sit on a shelf."

NASED watched over the issuance of "qualified" reports from Independent Testing Laboratories, but with little control over the testing. The vendors secretly negotiated payments with the labs, helped design the tests, got to see the results first and only shared the codes driving their software with three NASED technical experts who signed non-disclosure agreements.

NASED officials posted only "qualified" ratings on the group's Web site.

The lab endorsements aided vendors in selling nearly $1.5 billion in equipment to states and counties from 2003-2007, most of it financed by a gush of federal dollars under the 2002 Help America Vote Act.

Wilkey says the labs' approval was never a "certification." But EAC members have referred publicly to NASED's "certification" of voting machines, and numerous states enacted laws barring purchases of equipment unless it passed the NASED-sponsored tests.

Questions about NASED's testing grew in intensity over the last couple of years, after independent tests for the states of California, New York, Ohio, Florida and Connecticut found performance defects and security gaps in both systems that will serve most voters this fall: touch-screens and optical scanners.

The concerns prompted New York's elections board to scrap a $60 million contract to buy new touch screens to replace its decades-old lever voting machines. Vice Chair Douglas Kellner said it's now clear that a "qualified" rating from NASED is "meaningless ...a piece of toilet paper."

David Jefferson, a voting machine security expert who works at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, said NASED's tests were "of no value if your concern is security against insider threats," such as tampering by election officials.

John Washburn, a software tester in the Milwaukee suburb of Germantown, predicts that nearly all of the machines bought in recent years will have to be replaced in a process he likened to the early 20th Century Teapot Dome scandal "as just the epitome of how government money goes down a rat hole," he said.

Worries about the touch-screens' lack of a verifiable paper trail have already prompted states to replace thousands of barely used machines costing hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of the scanners, which preserve each voter's original paper ballot for use in a recount.


McClatchy Newspapers 2008

Paper Ballots Only,Please !

And,No Electronic Ballot Counting Machines,Either !

Thank you,M..A Very Concerned Democrat..

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Planning On E-Voting ? Read This First ! From Scientific American

Senator Feinstein,Congresswoman Davis and CA Secretary Of State.

Still believe in Electronic Voting and Counting machines ?

Read This..

From Scientific American..

Planning to E-Vote? Read This First
With less than three months before the presidential election, the hotly contested state, Ohio, along with others, continue to have problems with E-voting technology

By Larry Greenemeier

In their rush to avoid a repeat of the controversy that plagued the 2000 presidential election, and to meet the requirements of Congress's hastily mandated 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA), states and counties flocked to electronic voting systems they hoped would eliminate hanging chads and other flaws inherent in paper-based systems. Six years later, with another presidential election less than three months away, many e-voting systems are fraught with security glitches, and the technology has yet to prove itself as the solution voters were looking for.

Such systems could allow voters and poll workers to place multiple votes, crash the systems by loading viruses, and fake vote tallies, according to studies commissioned by the states of California and Ohio within the past year. Makers of these systems have countered that the test settings were unrealistic. But that is not helping election officials sleep better at night.

One of the reasons e-voting systems turned out to be such a failure is that the only people involved in checking these systems were the vendors, who wanted to sell their technology, and the local election officials, who were ill-equipped to understand the security issues, says David Dill, a Stanford University computer science professor and founder of the Verified Voting Foundation, a nonprofit organization pushing for the implementation of voting processes that can more easily be verified and audited. "There was a certification process in place," Dill says, "but it had very little to do with security."

Dill is the author of Attackdog, threat modeling software that can examine more than 9,000 potential ways a voting system can be attacked, including computer hacking, ballot tampering and voter impersonation. Attackdog is part of a larger effort called A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections (ACCURATE) , which was launched in 2005 by the National Science Foundation with $7.5 million in funding. "Nothing we do now will affect the November election," Dill says. "We don't know how to make secure paperless voting."

This sentiment is echoed in many places throughout the U.S., most prominently in the hotly contested state of Ohio, where Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has commissioned a series of tests over the past year to determine whether e-voting systems are secure enough to be trusted. Based on these tests Brunner has concluded that they are not secure, a decision that Premier Election Solutions, Inc., in Allen, Tex., took exception to. Premier sued Brunner and one Ohio county board of elections in May in a move to get the courts to rule that the company had fulfilled its contractual obligations to the state.

Brunner struck back August 6 by countersuing Premier, formerly Diebold Election Systems, Inc., and maker of the touch-screen voting systems into which Ohio has invested more than $62 million since 2005. Brunner's suit accuses Premier of, among other things, breach of contract and breach of warranty, and seeks court acknowledgement that Premier did not honor its contract. The countersuit also asks for damages of at least $25,000 against Premier for voting system malfunctions that have caused problems in at least 11 of the 44 counties using Premier's technology during elections since 2005. "We believe that Premier's equipment has failed to perform as required by its contracts and according to state law," Brunner says. "We have taken this action to recover taxpayer funds spent for voting systems used in half of the state's 88 counties."

Page 1 of 3 pages..

Here's the link for complete story..All 3 Pages..


Con't - Scientific American

Please read..

Thank you,M..A Concerned Democrat..

To:Senator Feinstein and,Congresswoman Davis..Report: E-Voting companies being charged with counting votes.

To Speaker Pelosi and Senator Boxer,too..

I hope you or one of your staffers will read this article..

Report: E-Voting companies being charged with counting votes

David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday August 21, 2008

Although many states have rejected electronic voting machines because of their vulnerability to errors and outright fraud, a third of the nation will still be using them this fall.

What's worse, notes CNN's Lou Dobbs, "a new report says election officials often are outsourcing their responsibilities to the very companies that make the e-voting machines, even trusting those companies to count the votes."

That report (pdf) was issued by voting rights group VotersUnite.Org, whose founder Ellen Theisen told CNN, "Elections should be accountable to the people and run by public officials who are selected by the people. ... When that's handed over to private vendors, these public elections are no longer public."

The problem is particularly serious when voting machine companies also tabulate the votes, because the companies own both the equipment and the propriety software which runs it and election officials have no way of double-checking their tally.

The VotersUnite report concludes, "The depth of the current dependence is shocking, but even more shocking is the fact that our elections are dependent on vendors whose records reveal their unethical and even unlawful behavior, as well as their incompetence."

Oklahoma is one state which owns its own voting system and wasn't tempted by the offer of federal funds in 2002 to switch over to a proprietary system. "There was really nothing on the market we would buy then," Michael Clingman of the Oklahoma State Election Board told CNN, "and there's still nothing we would want to buy today."

"Oklahoma is a real piece of America!" Dobbs commented approvingly. "They're telling these silly son-of-a-guns to go stick it -- and they're honoring a commitment to the public."

Dobbs promised to post a list of every state or county that is outsourcing the vote on his Web site.


Con't - RawStory

Paper Ballots Only,Please..

And, has Very good technical Information on this issue..
Most likely better info than you have been getting..

Thank you,M..A Concerned Democrat..

Thank you,ToniD.. :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Maron Sighting ! Some Seder Info Too ! :)

Via Melina at you,Melina.. :)

Senator Feinstein and,Her Electronic Voting Machine Bill..

Senator Feinstein,

EVERY VOTE is sent thru the telephone/computer lines, so EVERY VOTE is hackable.

Your Electronic Voting Machine Bill is Loved by The Electronic Voting Machine Makers and,Not by Educated Voters..

Please have your advisers on Electronic Voting Machines read has very good investigative & scientific information on All Electronic Voting Issues..

Something you obviously need..

Paper Ballots Please !

Thank you,M..A Concerned Democrat..

Sunday, August 17, 2008

1984 Part Deux..Has Been Up and Running For About 7 Years Now..

1984 Part Deux..Sit Back and Relax..Nothin to worry your purdy little head about..We don't need No stinking privacy !

U.S. May Ease Police Spy Rules


Friday, August 15, 2008

Pelosi Confesses Knowing the Truth About Bush's War Based on Lies:

Speaker Pelosi,

Pelosi Confesses Knowing the Truth About Bush's War Based on Lies: "I don't know what could have been done..." Tell her!

In Your Own Words !

Q: If you were to go back and change anything from your political career, what would it be?

A: Well, of course, the biggest disappointment for me is that we are still in this war in Iraq, and, ah, I had always thought at the time that, that, ah, people knew the truth they would not vote for this war and, I don't know what else, er, not have been supportive of this, I don't know what else we could have done, ah, but this has been the most damaging to us: loss of life, over 4,000, tens of thousands injured, many thousands of them permanently, cost in dollars, which is small compared to the loss of life and limb but the cost in dollars to the tune of trillions of dollars, the cost of reputation in the world, the cost in our military readiness, our capabi...eroding our...undermining our military capability to protect our interests wherever they are threatened, undermining our ability to fight the real war on terror which is in Afghanistan, uh, I don't know what else could have been done, ah, but I keep revisiting that every step of the way to think what could we have done to stop this President from taking us into a war on the basis of a false premise, without the proper preparation of our troops, without a plan for success, a strategy to leave, ah, that is where we have been for more than 2 years, we're there 2 years longer than we were in World War II.

This is what you CAN do and SHOULD Do !

Or,you should just Resign and we can get someone who WILL !

Impeach Bush for Iraq Lies.

On 7/15/08, Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced H.Res. 1345, one Article of Impeachment Against President Bush.

H.Res. 1345 says Bush should be impeached because he "deceived Congress with fabricated threats of Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) to fraudulently obtain support for an authorization for the use of force against Iraq and used that fraudulently obtained authorization, then acting in his capacity under Article II, Section II of the Constitution as Commander in Chief, to commit US troops to combat in Iraq."

The evidence that Rep. Kucinich has presented for this charge is overwhelming. It is imperative to Impeach George Bush both to hold him accountable for his crimes and to deter future Presidents from committing similar crimes.

I would like a response to this email but,Not one of your Stale Form Emails stating the that were too busy,it would be to bothersome,it would be partisan..
You know,all that 8% approval rated Congress jive !

Time to step up and be a REAL Speaker of The House !

One who keeps their word when they Pledge to Uphold The Constitution while they are sworn into Congress !

Uphold The Constitution !

Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Thank you,M..A Very Concerned Democrat..


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

To:Senator Feinstein, Speaker of The House Pelosi,And Congresswoman Davis-D-CA,

Thought you should read this..

A partial list of violations of the law that no longer are crimes

by clammyc

Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 01:58:16 PM PDT

It sickens me to think that Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood were disqualified as choices for Attorney General because of nanny taxes and yet we get Attorneys General who believed in stomping on the Constitution (Ashcroft), approve of voter suppression and torture as well as lie to Congress and reporters (Gonzales) and who think torture is only torture if it is done to him, won’t prosecute or investigate crimes committed by the Executive Branch and now thinks that not all violations of the law are crimes (Mukasey).

Thanks for that last one, Senators Schumer and Feinstein.

Whether you look at the "regular" definition of the word "crime" or even the legal definition, you will find the most basic "violation of law" as part of the definition.

clammyc's diary :: ::

But this isn’t just to point out that the current Attorney General is willing to say that not every crime is a crime in trying to stretch the boundaries of reality so far as to not’s the word....oh yeah....crimes by members of his own Justice Department, it is to wonder just what other crimes, I mean "violations of the law" are just peachy keen according to the man who only holds the title and position of the nation’s top law enforcement official.

We know that violating the fourth amendment (which is of higher authority that "a law") is not a crime;
We know that ignoring subpoenas by Congress is not a crime (disclaimer: IOKIYAR);
We know that politicizing the internship program at the Justice Department is not a crime;
We know that waterboarding another individual isn’t a crime (unless it is done to him);
We know that destroying taped evidence of torture, after being ordered not to), is not a crime;
We know that top Executive Branch officials ordering torture isn’t a crime;
We know that suppressing people’s right to vote is not a crime;
We will probably soon find out that violating FEC campaign finance rules is not a crime (again, IOKIYAR);
We also know that violating the habeas corpus rules is also not a crime;
We know that lying to Congress is not a crime; and
For good measure, covering for the President himself over potential crimes, er, "violations of law" that the President may have committed is most certainly not a crime.
I’m sure that I missed more than a few, but I am glad that having a funny sounding name or names that sound similar to names that sound funny are worthy of indefinite detaining or "errors". And living in a house that wasn’t even the house that SWAT teams were supposed to be looking for is their own fault when they are raided or wrongfully arrested.

Torture. Fabricate evidence to invade another country. Violate laws in hiring and firing practices. Suppress the vote illegally. Violate the fourth amendment. Blow the cover of a covert CIA operative and an entire network of people working on WMD issues. Break campaign finance laws. Ignore subpoenas.

Go ahead - those aren’t crimes and there certainly is a precedent for not being prosecuted.

Just don’t wear a shirt that has a cartoon robot on it while trying to fly or, even worse, wear a t shirt that says "Give Peace A Chance". Because those are not only most certainly not in any way violations of the law, but are also crimes.


M..A Concerned Democrat..

Thanks ghettodefender.. :)

Speaker Pelosi and,Senator Feinstein - Mukasey is no Elliot Richardson....

by Larisa Alexandrovna

August 12, 2008

Mukasey is no Elliot Richardson...

US Attorney General Mukasey apparently forgets that he works for the American people, not for the White House. He also forgets we are a country of laws, not of men. So his latest shocker is not only a cover-up, politically based and with complete disregard for the law, but it is also obstruction of justice, for which he should be prosecuted. From Think Progress:

In a speech today before the American Bar Association (ABA), Mukasey was more explicit in his rejection of any sort of review or prosecution, saying that the “negative publicity” they faced was enough:

That does not mean, as some people have suggested, that those officials who were found by the joint reports to have committed misconduct have suffered no consequences. Far from it. The officials most directly implicated in the misconduct left the Department to the accompaniment of substantial negative publicity. … To put it in concrete terms, I doubt that anyone in this room would want to trade places with any of those people.

Mukasey also reiterated that these former employees were not found to be in violation of any criminal laws. They did, however, violate civil service laws. A joint report by the Inspector General and the Office of Professional Responsibility found that in particular, Michael Elston, formerly the chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General, “violated federal law and Department policy” by selecting candidates based on their political affiliations.

Clearly, the Bush administration seems to be betting that it will be able to escape any accountability for its misdeeds once it leaves office. In the meantime, officials are just running out the clock.

Well then, next time any American citizen breaks the law, feel free to cite Mukasey's (unofficial) ruling (as a judge?) that embarrassment is more than enough punishment. I also find it remarkable that Mukasey thinks that this entire scandal is about DOJ officials and their hiring practices. What of the US Attorneys who have and continue to abuse their power in targeting Democrats, and in some cases cooking the evidence against them? What of those alleged crimes and the victims of those crimes? Senator Schumer should feel ashamed for his role in getting Mukasey seated as the AG.

So should Senator Feinstein !


Way to go Senator Feinstein !

Also,what's this I hear that you haven't even read The Articles Of Impeachment offered by Congressman Kucinich ! ?

Way to do your homework..

When are you getting a Medal from Pres.Bush ?

Please Resign..

M..A Concerned Democrat..

Thanks ToniD.. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pelosi says she “hasn’t read” Articles of Impeachment !

So why don’t we impeach Pelosi and show her what that impeachment thing is all about ?

Cokie Roberts

To NPR Management,

Is there some reason why you folks let Cokie Roberts spew Republican taking points about Senator Obama on Your network ?

She is disgraceful and extremely Partisan !

Her saying that Senator Obama going on vacation to Hawaii is "exotic "and somehow Un-American..

I'm sick and tired of the Partisan rhetoric of Cokie Roberts..

I wish you would fire her !
And,she can go work at Faux Noise were she belongs !

Thank you,M.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Seven years ago this week..

...our monkey in a man suit overlooked the August 6th, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing
while on a ONE MONTH VACATION on his All Hat-No Cattle ranch, in Crawford, Texas.

Imagine for a moment if this had occurred under Bill Clinton's watch!

The greatest catastrophe in US history, followed by the worst administration in US history,
and yet...he still has a 30% approval rating, while only 13% feel that we're headed in the "right" direction.

And it's possible that this brainless bastard will be rewarded with a Republican successor who
will do everything he can to cover up the crimes and atrocities the Bush bastards have committed.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Nancy Pelosi Hasn’t Been Paying Attention - Selective Hearing..

Speaker Pelosi,

Just maybe this will Open your eyes..Doubt it,though..

Nancy Pelosi Hasn’t Been Paying Attention

The Progressive.
By Matthew Rothschild, July 28, 2008

There she was on The View on Monday, and Joy Behar, a good progressive, actually asked her a decent question on why she wasn’t pursuing impeachment.

Pelosi’s response was unbelievable: “If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story.”

You’ve got to be kidding me!

For starters, Bush himself admitted that he wasn’t obeying the FISA law when he was spying on people without first getting a warrant from the FISA court as required explicitly in the statute.

Then there is the torture and kidnapping that he has countenanced. That violates U.S. statutes and treaties.

And what about the wholesale corrupting of the Justice Department, which pursued political prosecutions and illegally discriminated against prospective employees on the basis of their personal views?

Then there’s the outing of Valerie Plame, and the cover up of that outing.

And what greater crime can you commit than waging a war of aggression and lying a country into war?

The evidence on impeachment, as Dennis Kucinich has courageously and thoroughly demonstrated, is overwhelming. On Democracy Now, Kucinich responded to Pelosi’s claim.

And for a breakdown of the statutes, Constitutional articles, and treaties that Bush has violated, go to, and in particular, to

How much more does Nancy Pelosi need?

This is not a case of political tag or gotcha.

This is about the Constitution and the rule of law.

That Nancy Pelosi can fob it off so facilely just shows how derelict she is in her duties.

Please Resign.

Your an Embarrassment !

Thank you,M..A Feed Up Democrat..

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Speaker Pelosi,Reality Check Time..

Reality Check Time..

Impeachment Hearings Are the Appropriate and Necessary Next Step

Friday 25 July 2008
by: John Nichols, The Nation

US Representatives Maurice Hinchey (left) and Dennis Kucinich (right) came to Capitol Hill Friday to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the George W. Bush presidency. The hearing was on "Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitation."

It was that sense of urgency that motivated committee member Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, to say explain that, "What this Congress does, or chooses not to do in furthering the investigation of the serious allegations against this administration - and if just cause is found, to hold them accountable - will impact the conduct of future presidents, perhaps for generations."

"Mr. Chairman," Baldwin continued, "there are those who would say that holding this hearing - examining whether or not the president and vice president broke the law - is frivolous. I not only reject this, I believe there is no task more important for this Congress than to seriously consider whether our nation's leaders have violated their oath of office. The American public expects no less. It is, after all, their Constitution. No president or congress has the authority to override that document, whereby ëWe the People' conferred upon the branches of government limited and defined power, and provided for meaningful checks and balances."

Now THAT'S quotable. I hope Congresswoman Baldwin got a soundbite on the news shows. NO?

Well then, shout it from the rooftops:

"[of the]Constitution. No president or congress has the authority to override that document...."

When Nancy Pelosi says she sees no evidence of lawbreaking(so that means also she will approve no process whereby that evidence can come forward, be put to the test, and be verified?!). like Bush/Cheney, she TOO is is PRETENDING she "has the authority to override" the Constitution!!

Pelosi has NO Authority to do what she is doing; she has no authority (I don't care if she is third in line for succession) to be UNITARY THIRD IN-LINE!!

M..A Very Concerned Democrat..

Thanks Nora.. :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pelosi told "The View" today that she'd impeach Bush if anybody knew of a crime he'd committed.

Speaker Pelosi,

Pelosi told "The View" today that she'd impeach Bush if anybody knew of a crime he'd committed.

Here's a list of crimes (PDF) drawn up by Conyers 2.5 years ago !


Does That Refresh Your Memory ?

Why don't you do the whole country a Favor and Resign or Retire ?

Obviously You Can't and Won't Protect Our Constitution and Rule Of Law !

If you can't think of a crime President Bush has committed,You Need To Find A New Job !

For one,Isn't Torture A Crime ?

Sure hope your not in Collusion with the President when it comes to that.

That's a Crime too,if you didn't know..

M..A Very Concerned Democrat..

Friday, July 25, 2008

Speaker Pelosi, (Porter Goss)

Are you Insane ? !

Porter Goss ? !

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday announced joint appointments to a landmark ethics review board” that will allow private citizens to review allegations against members.

The co-chairman will be former CIA director Porter Goss, who “opposed launching an investigation into the Valerie Plame CIA leak case.”

Please Resign !

Your embarrassing !

M..A Democrat..

Thanks ToniD.. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Congresswoman Davis, (Impeachment)

Impeach Bush for Iraq Lies.

On 7/15/08, Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced H.Res. 1345, one Article of Impeachment Against President Bush.

H.Res. 1345 says Bush should be impeached because he "deceived Congress with fabricated threats of Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) to fraudulently obtain support for an authorization for the use of force against Iraq and used that fraudulently obtained authorization, then acting in his capacity under Article II, Section II of the Constitution as Commander in Chief, to commit US troops to combat in Iraq."

The evidence that Rep. Kucinich has presented for this charge is overwhelming. It is imperative to impeach George Bush both to hold him accountable for his crimes and to deter future Presidents from committing similar crimes.

I would like a response to this email but,Not one of your Stale Form Emails stating the that were too busy,it would be to bothersome,it would be partisan..
You know,all that 8% approval rated Congress jive !

Time to step up and be a REAL Congressperson !

One who keeps their word when they Pledge to Uphold The Constitution while they are sworn into Congress !

Uphold The Constitution !

Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Thank you,M..A Very Concerned Democrat..

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This Is So Disgusting ! And,The Sad Part Is That It Makes Sense !

Submitted by MMRules on Sun, 07/20/2008 - 5:54am.

Submitted by FilthyRich on Sun, 07/20/2008 - 3:45am.
The stuff the Dems make up for excuses is boundless.

Glenn Greenwald nails a few here:
The motivation for blocking investigations into Bush lawbreaking
I just copied & pasted the whole Glenn Greenwald story to Pelosi with My Plea For Her To Resign !

For the good of The Country and for the good of The Democrat Party..

She Forgot To Uphold The Constitution..
She Forgot To Uphold The Rule Of Law !

She,Harman and Rockefeller Should All Resign,Yesterday ! !


Glenn Greenwald - The motivation for blocking investigations into Bush lawbreaking

Thanks FilthyRich..

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hey Everybody ! Call or Email The Judiciary Committee & Your Congress Person !

Judiciary Committee Chairman Conyers and Committee Members,

Hold Karl Rove in contempt !

This is a guy who has told Congress that he will not show up under subpoena unless he is not sworn to tell the truth, unless he has the questions in advance, and unless he is assured that nobody is writing down his answers. Now does that sound like somebody who's prepared to tell the truth?
We won't know the truth until Congress digs it out.
Karl Rove needs to be held in contempt, needs to be arrested, needs to be brought in and made to sit before Congress and answer questions.

The American people deserve to know the truth. The American people deserve to know who was involved in perverting our democracy and subverting our Constitution. The American people deserve to know who hijacked the Department of Justice and used it as a political tool to retain or gain power.

The only place that the American people can turn to restore justice in this country and to preserve our democracy is the United States Congress.
I'm asking The Judiciary Committee and Congress to find the truth and to hold those people accountable who are responsible for these perversions of justice.

Thank you,M..

To Email The Judiciary Committee:

Thanks BradBlog.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Responding to Senator Obama's email(Concerning FISA,of Course)

Senator Obama,

I'm responding to your email to me concerning your FISA Bill vote..

Sorry but,your wrong !
We can protect Our country without giving away the 4th amendment !
Many people in this country,including myself remember when you said you would filibuster The FISA Bill.. What happened ?
What you did was Purely Political and you and I know it..
I'm Very Disappointed in you FISA vote..
I wanted to contribute to your campaign but,
I will Not contribute to your Presidential Campaign because of your FISA vote..
I'll probably vote for you..Can't vote for McSame..Don't want 2 to 3 more Scalia's in The Supreme Court !
But,I might vote for a 3rd party candidate..
You've let very many of us down..

I do hope you pick John Edwards for your VP..
Why Can't You Folks In Congress
Uphold The Constitution !
Uphold The Rule Of Law !
Impeach Bush & Cheney !
It's a National disgrace there Haven't Even been Congressional hearings concerning Bush & Cheney's Law Breaking !

All you and other Democrats who voted like you are doing,
is saying it's ok to break the law !
The Republicans are just too Corporately corrupt to care..
Like I said before..Our government can protect our country without breaking the law..
Heck if our government had listened to a couple FBI agents who were doing their job before 9/11
we might not be in this mess !And,thousands of people wouldn't have died that day..

Thank you..Take care,M..A concerned Democrat..

A friend asked if I could speak Latin..

I was married to a Italian girl for 11 years,does that count ? ;)

She's no longer with us,unfortunately..
But,she was Gorgeous and sweet..
Italian and Polish..A great combo..
I miss her very much..

I'm Irish and Germany amongst other things..
Old joke time:
I like to get drunk and attack people ;-)
Just kidding of course..

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Just A Bunch Of Whores ! (FISA Bill Passes in The Senate)

And,Scared Little Lambs !

Our Founding Fathers Are Rolling Over In Their Graves,Right Now !

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Senator Feinstein,(Plame and FISA again)

Didn't You Vote For Mukasey ?

Even when many called you and emailed You Not to..

Waxman threatens AG with contempt unless he gets FBI's Cheney transcripts

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) says his committee will vote next week to hold Attorney General Michael Mukasey in contempt if the Bush appointee continues to refuse to hand over transcripts of an FBI interview with Vice President Dick Cheney.

Waxman says the interview transcript is vital to the Oversight Committee's investigation of the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. In a letter to Mukasey (.pdf), Waxman noted that Cheney's former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told the FBI it was "possible" that Cheney told him to expose Plame after her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, publicly undercut the administration's claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa.

"The arguments you have raised for withholding the interview report are not tenable," Waxman told Mukasey. "When the FBI interview with the Vice President was conducted, the Vice President knew that the information in the interview could be made public in a criminal trial and that there were no restrictions on Special Counsel Fitzgerald's use of the interview."


Though You can Never make up for that,

Would you Please do Everything in Your power to Stop Telecom Immunity

in The FISA Bill from going through !

And,that Doesn't mean just having the Telecom Immunity Issue go to The FISA Court,where it will be a Slam Dunk for Immunity !

Make This Issue Go Through The Real Courts !

Back Senator Dodd's Filibuster !

Don't Give Away The 4th Amendment !

We Can Protect Our Country WITHOUT Breaking The Law !

Uphold The Constitution !

Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Thank you,M..

Sunday, July 6, 2008 FISA)

Senator Obama ! | Report to Admin Reply
By Michael 14 minutes ago

Uphold The Constitution !

Uphold The Rule Of Law !

We Don't Have To Let Companies Break The Law To Protect Our Country !

You Are So Wrong To Back The FISA Bill With Telecom Immunity Still In It !

I Want To Contribute To Your Presidential Campaign,

But,I Will NOT Contribute To Your Presidential

Campaign Unless You Change Your Stance On Telecom Immunity !

Period !

Re: Senator Obama ! | Report to Admin Reply
By Michael 3 seconds ago

I Forgot..

How Can You Justify Giving Immunity To The Telecoms

When They And The Bush Administration Started

This Illegal Wiretapping BEFORE 9/11 ? ?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thanks Ghettodefender ! :)

Submitted by MMRules on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 1:10pm.
"...even if...McCain gets in power. It would be worth it."
Submitted by ghettodefender on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 12:18pm.
Sorry but,

Frustration and being Myopic are one thing..

But,being unrealistic and moronic is another..

Nobody's perfect..But,

Lindsey Graham as Attorney General ? !

We might as all call it a day and Move Out Of The Country !

I'll go South..I don't like the cold..See ya on the road !

Friday, July 4, 2008

FISA Amendment Is Now Redundant !

By Oregon Activist - July 3, 2008, 3:32PM

There's no need for Obama nor anyone else to vote on the FISA bill now, it's unnecessary thanks to a Bush-appointed Appeals Court judge.

Judge Reject Bush's View on Wiretaps

Highlights from the article:

A federal judge in California said Wednesday that the wiretapping law
established by Congress was the “exclusive” means for the president to
eavesdrop on Americans, and he rejected the government’s claim that the
president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief trumped that

He said the rules for surveillance were clearly established by Congress in 1978 under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which requires the government to get a warrant from a secret court.
“Congress appears clearly to have intended to — and did — establish
the exclusive means for foreign intelligence activities to be
conducted,” the judge wrote.

“Whatever power the executive may
otherwise have had in this regard, FISA limits the power of the
executive branch to conduct such activities and it limits the executive
branch’s authority to assert the state secrets privilege in response to
challenges to the legality of its foreign intelligence surveillance


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Gin Blossoms..

A Very Good Band I think..
I saw them back in the early 90's at The Mesa(AZ)Amphitheatre..
With my late Wife Laurie and her girlfriend Cheryl..
The band is from Tempe AZ.
They were Very Good..
I wish I could have seen them with their Original Lead Guitar Player,too..(Doug..Sorry..Can't remember his last name.)
He was the guy who wrote almost all of their songs..
He unfortunately killed himself..
He was a very talented song writer..

I first heard them on the radio like everyone else."Hey Jealousy".
I'd just had a operation and needed to walk alot to break up scar tissue..(What fun ! Not !)
So I bought their tape and took off a walkin with my trusty Walkman..
I walked all over my damn town..
The walking didn't really help my Chronic Pain but,I fell in love with the Gin Blossoms Music..
And,that was worth all the walking I did..
Take Care,M.. :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Obama,did what ?

He's FISA backtrack is pathetic..
And,I've been emailing his ass alot on that one..
Hopefully,it will help..If enough folks besides me do it..

Bottom line,Politics sucks in this Crazy old country of ours..
I want
A end to this boody war !

Public Financing of Elections..

A real Progressive 3rd party that has a chance of winning,one that doesn't just show up every 4 years.(Nader)

And,a Snowcone.. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Martian soil appears able to support life

Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:19pm BST

By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Flabbergasted" NASA scientists said on Thursday that Martian soil appeared to contain the requirements to support life, although more work would be needed to prove it.

Scientists working on the Phoenix Mars Lander mission, which has already found ice on the planet, said preliminary analysis by the lander's instruments on a sample of soil scooped up by the spacecraft's robotic arm had shown it to be much more alkaline than expected.

"We basically have found what appears to be the requirements, the nutrients, to support life whether past present or future," Sam Kounaves, the lead investigator for the wet chemistry laboratory on Phoenix, told journalists.

"It is the type of soil you would probably have in your back yard, you know, alkaline. You might be able to grow asparagus in it really well. ... It is very exciting for us."


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Senator Obama,(Concerning Your FISA Bill Opinion)

I Disagree with Your FISA Bill opinion !

I will NOT Contribute Money To Your Campaign Because Of This position..

I want to..But,I Can't..

Not Until You Vote Against The FISA Bill If It Still Has Telecom Immunity In It !

Or,Strip Telecom Immunity From The Bill !

It Is A Shame Because I Am A Democrat..

We Can Protect Our Country WITHOUT Breaking The Law or,Giving Away The 4th Amendment !

And,Have You Forgotten Senator Obama That The Bush Administration and The Telecoms Started This Illegal Wiretapping BEFORE 9/11 ? !

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.

Uphold The Constitution !
Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Thank you,M..A Democrat..

Reality Check !

We Need Clean Alternative Energy Sources,Not More Drilling Off Our Coastline !

We Can't Drill Ourselves Out Of Oil Dependence !

Coastal Drilling Will Have Zero Effect On Gas Prices !

The Only One Coastal Drilling Helps Is The Major Oil Companies !
They Want Those Oil Leases,Too !
They Already Have Many Oil Land-leases That They Haven't Drilled On..
Why Haven't The Drilled There If They Are So Concerned About Lower
The Price Of Gas ?

Just Another Rethug Diversion !

Senator Dodd,(Concerning The FISA Bill & Your Filibuster)

Senator Dodd,

I just wanted to Thank you for all that you are trying to do to Stop The FISA Bill !

I like to call the bill,The 4th Amendment/Immunity Giveaway Bill..

I supported you for President..

This Country Needs More Real Patriot's Like You In Congress !

If you don't become Obama's VP, I Sure Hope You Become The New Democrat Majority Leader In Congress !

Sorry but,Harry Reid is Pathetic !

Again,Thank you very much for your Great work !

Keep it up !

Thank you,M..A Democrat..

Ps.I hope you get this email..
Because I'm not a constituent of yours I'm worried you or your staff won't even see this..
But,I had to try..

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Senator Boxer,(Concerning The FISA Bill in The Senate)

Senator Boxer,

Thank you for Not supporting The FISA Bill-The 4th Amendment/Telecom Immunity Give Away !

Please try and get other Senators to Not support this Disastrous Bill Too !

Knock some sense into Senator Feinstein while your at it ! ;-)

Again,Thank you,Thank You,Thank you,Thank you ! !

M..A Democrat.. :)

Comments welcomed..

It won't hurt..I promise.. :)

Senator Obama,(Concerning The FISA Bill In The Senate)

Please oppose the FISA Bill passage in The Senate !

If you do not,I will be forced Not to contribute to your Presidental Campaign !

Chris Dodd and Russ Feingold released this statement (via e-mail):

"This is a deeply flawed bill, which does nothing more than offer retroactive immunity by another name. We strongly urge our colleagues to reject this so-called ‘compromise’ legislation and oppose any efforts to consider this bill in its current form. We will oppose efforts to end debate on this bill as long as it provides retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies that may have participated in the President’s warrantless wiretapping program, and as long as it fails to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans.

"If the Senate does proceed to this legislation, our immediate response will be to offer an amendment that strips the retroactive immunity provision out of the bill. We hope our colleagues will join us in supporting Americans’ civil liberties by opposing retroactive immunity and rejecting this so-called ‘compromise’ legislation."

Sen. Ron Wyden announced that he will oppose cloture for wiretapping bill:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced today that he would oppose new legislation amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) due to his continued opposition to a provision that would grant blanket retroactive immunity to any telecommunications company that participated in the President’s warrantless wiretapping program.

"This is not the first time that the President has pressured Congress into interfering in federal court cases to cover-up his attempts to secretly rewrite the law. Congress’s previous attempts to bail-out the President—from the Detainee Treatment Act to the Military Commissions Act—have not only failed to solve the legal mess, but have often provided cover for the Administration’s failed counterterrorism policies," said Wyden.

"I see no reason for Congress to grant blanket immunity to companies that went along with the President’s wiretapping program for the better part of six years, even as it became increasingly clear that the legal foundation for this program was built on sand," Wyden continued. "It is not the role of Congress to substitute its judgment for the judgment of the courts. And while this bill offers the illusion of a fair judicial process, in reality, as the House Republican Leadership has noted, this is a mere ‘formality.’" ...

Here's a portion of Sen. Boxer's floor statement:



Uphold The Consitution !
Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Thank you,M..A Democrat..

To email Obama just click on this link and scroll to the bottom
of that page and click on "Contact Us".

Thanks Kevin. :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Speaker Pelosi,(Time To Resign ! )

Speaker Pelosi,

Only 12 percent of Americans now have confidence in Congress, the lowest percentage

in the 35 years that the Gallup Poll has tracked the number.

After That FISA 4th Amendment and Immunity Giveaway Don't You Think It Might Be A Good Time For You To Resign ?

Do Something For The Good Of The Country For A Change !

Because 12% Just Don't Cut It !

Thank you,I guess,M..A Democrat..

Saturday, June 21, 2008

To Senator Feinstein,(Concerning Upcoming FISA Vote In The Senate)

Senator Feinstein,

Never appease political bullies, President Bush admonished at the Israeli Knesset," MSNBC's Keith Olbermann opened. "Oddly, House Democrats chose to ignore him on the subject of dealing with him."

Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley sees a "very frightening bill" in a proposed "compromise," currently in the House, that would update the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to effectively grant immunity from civil lawsuits to telecommunications companies that agreed to spy on their customers as part of the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program, starting shortly (before) the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. If the White House asked a phone company to spy with its assurance that it was legal, the measure says, that's enough to dismiss a case.

Congressional Democrats, Turley went on, knew about surveillance and torture programs, but were politically unable to oppose them at the same time they were touting themselves to the public as defenders of civil liberties. The bill, he said, is part of a campaign of collusion between Congress and the Bush administration, immunizing not only the telecommunications companies, but the administration and any members of Congress, on either side of the aisle, that may have been involved.

"The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation," Senator Russ Feingold said today. "The House and Senate should not be taking up this bill, which effectively guarantees immunity for telecom companies alleged to have participated in the President’s illegal program, and which fails to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans at home.(Allowing courts to review the question of immunity is meaningless when the same legislation essentially requires the court to grant immunity.) (And under this bill, the government can still sweep up and keep the international communications of innocent Americans in the U.S. with no connection to suspected terrorists, with very few safeguards to protect against abuse of this power.) (Instead of cutting bad deals on both FISA and funding for the war in Iraq, Democrats should be standing up to the flawed and dangerous policies of this administration.")

"The Democrats never really were engaged in this," said Turley. "In fact, they repeatedly tried to cave in to the White House, only to be stopped by civil libertarians and bloggers."

"I think they're simply waiting to see if the public's interest will wane," he went on, referring to repeated attempts to float said legislation past the public. "This bill has quite literally no public value for citizens or civil liberties. It is reverse engineering, though the type of thing the Bush Administration's famous for, and now the Democrats are doing--that is, to change the law to conform to past conduct."

"It's what any criminal would love to do," Turley continued. "You rob a bank, go to the legislature, and change the law to say that robbing banks is lawful."

"People need to be very, very much aware of this bill," he charged. "What you're seeing in this bill is an evisceration of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. It is something that allows the President and the government to go into law-abiding homes, on their word alone--their suspicion alone--and to engage in warrantless surveillance.

("That's what the framers who drafted the Fourth Amendment wanted to prevent.")



Corporate Democrats and Republicans are Ruining This Country !

Do Something Really Meaningful For Once For Our Country !

Appose The New FISA Bill !

And,Get Others In The Senate To Oppose It Too !

You Probably Won't Because Your A Corporate Bought And Payed For Democrat..

But,All I And Others Can Do Is Try And Get You Guys To Realize It Is NOT

A Good Thing To Give The 4th Amendment Of The Constitution Away Ever !

And,Especially To A Criminal Administration Like The Bush Administration And

Their Telecom Buddies !

Remember,As Stated above..

They Started This Illegal Wiretap Business BEFORE 9/11 ! !

All You Have To Do Is To:

Uphold The Constitution !


Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Didn't You Swear You Would Do That !

When Are You Going To Start ? !

And.When Are Your Fellow Democrats In Congress Going To Start ? !

Thank you,I guess,Michael Flanagan..A Democrat..

Ps..Rockefeller D-NY..The Head Of The Senate Intelligence Committee Is Up To He's Eyeballs In Telecom Campaign Contributions ! !

Why Isn't That A Huge Conflict Of Interest ? !

Thank you,I guess,M..A Democrat..