Friday, February 29, 2008

Way To Go Senator Feinstein !

Senator Feinstein,

Way to go Senator ! !

Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:00 PM EST

Mukasey Refuses Probe of Bush Aides

WASHINGTON-Attorney General Michael Mukasey is refusing to refer the House's contempt citations against two of President Bush's top aides to a federal grand jury. Mukasey says they committed no crime.

In a letter Friday, he told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former presidential counsel Harriet Miers were right in refusing to turn over documents or testify about the firings of federal prosecutors.

The House voted two weeks ago to cite Bolten and Mukasey for contempt of Congress and seek a grand jury investigation. Most Republicans boycotted the vote.

Pelosi has threatened to file a civil suit over the issue.

>>No Crime has been committed.

I'll keep that in mind next time I'm subpoenaed by Congress....

Here's to Hoping & Praying You Will Retire or Resign Soon !!

Thank you,M..A Democrat..

Thanks Chubbs,I stole your line. :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Those Malibu's were sweet..

Submitted by MMRules on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 3:05am.

We had a 1960-something Nova Station wagon when I was a kid..Does that count :)

My Mom threw all us 5 kids into the old Nova Station wagon
and drove us from LA to Ensenada Mexico..

Before they had put in the Highway going down there..

Mostly dirt roads..
It was a fun,educational and,sometimes hair raising..

I knew my Mom was cool but,she was abit of a thrill
seeker sometimes too..Miss her alot.. :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

oh....Colbert just let loose w/ a vicious limerick!

Submitted by Chubby Bubba on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 2:46am.

lets see see if I can reconstruct it?

There was a politician named McCain

who had the White House to gain.

But he was a hobbyist

of screwing his lobbyist.

So much for his oh-eight campaign!

Thanks Chubbs. :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

To Faux Noise

It is of my opinion that You should Fire Bill O'Reily ! !

He's Comment concerning joining in a "Lynching"Of Michelle Obama are Sickening and Disgusting ! !

Also,Fox New's Habit of Editing of Peoples comments on Audio and Video and Leaving out Words is also Disgusting ! !

Like You Guys Did to Michelle Obama !
You Guys Edited Out The Word "Really"..
Stop Being Propagandists To Whomever Your Owner and Company Likes,
and Try and Be A Real News Agency For Once ! !

This America ! !..Not Nazi Germany ! !

Thank you,M..

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What's happening you Lunar Eclipse-rs ?

Is Insane McCain done ?

Will we have a Theologist and his Dog Killing Son living
in The White House now ?

Or,Does Mittens Magic Underwear really work ?

Inquiring minds need to Know !

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

Former Rep. Ney Transferred to Halfway House

If it was anyvboy else they would still be in jail !

Former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, convicted in a corruption probe tied to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has been released from a minimum security federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., and transferred to a halfway house.
Officials said Wednesday he will serve out his 30-month sentence at a halfway house at an undisclosed location.

Ney, a former chairman of the House Administration Committee, resigned from the House Nov. 3, 2006, after pleading guilty Oct. 13, 2006, to making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud. The charges arose from his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is also in federal prison. Ney admitted receiving lavish gifts from Abramoff in return for political favors.

Josh Marshall at TPM -- The McCain Story

This afternoon, before the Times story came out, I was working on a post about national political reporters' tendency not to give much of any scrutiny to various McCain flipflops, contradictions and bamboozlements. Obviously, the terrain has changed a bit since I started writing that one (I'd hoped to finish it up this evening; either tonight or tomorrow early).

This is an odd story for a couple reasons. We know that the McCain Camp went to the mattresses to get this story spiked back in December. And some heavy legal muscle was apparently brought to bear. When a story has to go through that much lawyering it often comes out pretty stilted and with some obvious lacunae. And this one definitely qualifies. Reading the Times piece it struck me as a bit of a jumble. The reference to a possible affair is there in the lede. But then most of the piece is a rehash of a lot of older material about McCain's record before getting back to the relationship with Iseman.

In terms of a relationship between the two, the Times piece seems quite hedged. According to two staffers, staffers became concerned there was a romantic relationship. They took steps to protect McCain from himself. According to the Times sources, after being confronted by staffers, McCain "acknowledged behaving inappropriately and pledged to keep his distance from Ms. Iseman."

The Post did a quick follow up in the wake of the Times piece. But the emphasis is significantly different -- suggesting the 'concern' on the part of the McCain staff was not so much about a potential affair but rather having McCain too close to a lobbyist while running a reformist insurgent presidential campaign, a suggestion that strikes me as rather dubious. (Note the role of John Weaver in the Post story and possibly in the Times story too. Weaver is a key figure in McCain's turn toward reformism and then turn back away from it.)

Lunar Eclipse 2/20/2008

Thanks to AmericaBlog.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Banana Republicans

"In a time of universal deceit, TELLING THE TRUTH is a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Senator Feinstein,

The National Lawyers Guild Condemns Senate Grant of Immunity to Lawbreaking Telecommunications Companies.

Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2008-02-14 17:30

Responding to fear-mongering by the Bush administration, the Senate voted on February 12 to give retroactive immunity to the telecommunications companies that have turned over our telephone and Internet communications to the government. These companies have violated several laws, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Title III, the Communications Act, and the Stored Communications Act, as well as the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution.

The Bush administration has been illegally engaging in warrantless surveillance since early 2001, through its "Terrorist Surveillance Program." Over 40 lawsuits against the telecommunications companies challenging the legality of the program are pending.

On the eve of Congress's Labor Day recess last year, the Bush administration had rammed that the "Protect America Act" through a Congress still fearful of appearing soft on terror. It was a 6-month fix to the 1978 FISA, which didn't anticipate that foreign intelligence communications would one day run through Internet providers in the United States. But the temporary law went further than simply fixing that glitch in FISA; it granted immunity to telecommunications companies that provided consumer telephone and computer data to the government.

Although President George W. Bush claims that making the Act permanent was critical to keeping us safe, he threatens to veto the bill unless it includes the immunity provision. Apparently protecting corporate profits trumps national security.

Senator Feistein You aren't Fooling Anyone !

Yep,You Voted Against The FISA Bill, After Doing Just About Everything in Your Power to Make Sure The Telecoms Got Their Immunity !

Why Don't You Just Join The Republican Party !
You Vote With Them !

You Are The Lieberman Of The West Coast !

Please Resign or,Retire !

So,We Democrats can get a Real Democrat into your spot who
Won't Let The Republicans Bully and Scare You Into Submission !

The Lawbreaking Has To Stop !

Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Uphold The Constitution !

Hoping and Prying For You To Resign or Retire !

Thank you,M..A Democrat who voted for You.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Congresswoman Davis,

Congressman Wexler's Letter To House Members
Robert Wexler

Please, Back Congressman Wexler's call for Impeachment hearings of VP Dick Cheney !

Or,is breaking The Law Ok with You ??

It is Time for Congress to Show They Have a Spine !

And,that Breaking The Law Will NOT Go Unpunished !

Stop Hiding Your Head In The Sand and,Show Some Backbone !

And,Stop Letting The Bush Administration Bully and,Scare You Into Doing Nothing !

The Rule Of Law Must Be Sustained !

Uphold The Constitution !

Upholding the Constitution Is A Huge Part Of Your Job..

So Far You and Others Are Doing A Non-Existent Job Of Upholding The Constitution !

Thank you,M..A Democrat..

Congresswoman Davis,

Please "DO NOT give retroactive immunity to the telecoms".

Stand Up to The Bush Administrations Law Breaking !

Don't Let Them Scare You Into Letting Them Off ! They Broke The Law ! Period !

And Remember,They Started The Illegal Wiretapping (Before 9/11)! !

So,Their Excuse Is Not Valid ! !

The Senate Has Already Let The American People Down..Please Don't Let The House Do The Same !

Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Uphold The Constitution !

Thank you,M.

(Please,Email,Call Or Fax your Congress Member !)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Without Impeaching, an Election Will Fix Little or Nothing

Undoing the Bush Legacy

By Aziz Huq, The Nation

Most people who cast ballots on Super Tuesday believed they were voting not just for a new face in the White House but also for sweeping new policies. Few believe a President McCain, Romney, Obama or Clinton would hew to all of the policies of Bush and Cheney--and even fewer believe they should.

Yet that certainty may be misplaced. When the next President is sworn in, the clammy fingers of the Bush Administration may still be wrapped around vital national policies. Even in the past few weeks, the Administration began entrenching strategic policies that are core to its ideological commitments in national security.

Acting largely in secret, the Administration is moving to tie down the next White House--Republican or Democratic--in ways that will prove hard to unravel. Whether or not it succeeds depends on the vigilance of Congress and the public.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Tomorrow..My Registrar of Voters, Deborah Seiler is a Ex-Diebold Sales Rep. ! :(

All I can do is keep my fingers crossed and hope
that the Beyouch Doesn't mess with the Ballots !

She already has been whining that it will take longer to count paper ballots ! Crap !

Even though they are going to be Electronically Scanned..Just like NH ! Crap Again !

And,Her Assistant Registrar of Voters is former Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Elections Chief Michael Vu, who served in that position for three and a half years !

Truely Pathetic ! !

Seiler Complaining

San Diego County Hires Ex-Sales Rep for Diebold as Registrar

Mikel Haas is Dumber Than a Box of Rocks !
Gotta be A Rethug !

Clean Energy Is Beautiful..

Senator Feinstein,

Watching Mukasey was a painful experience. . . .The Senate Judiciary Committee put Michael Mukasey to the test yesterday. And he left the hearing room as an embarrassment to those who have known and worked with him over the last twenty years, and who mistakenly touted his independence and commitment to do the right thing, come what may.

But Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, who single-handedly enabled Mukasey's confirmation, should be very proud.

From:Glenn Greenwald Salon Article-1/31/2008.

I think the creepiest and most Orwellian is the phrase "good patriotic corporate citizen," used to describe companies which broke our laws because the President told them to. It's now apparently a Patriotic Duty to obey the President even if he tells you to violate the law.

Glenn Greenwald Salon Article-1/28/2008.

Reward lawbreaking with immunity? Fine. Give the President new warrantless eavesdropping powers? No problem. Abolish habeas corpus and legalize torture? Sure. Deprive a Senator of the Right to vote on an amendment before cloture? Unacceptable!

Feinstein's amendment indirectly provides immunity to telecoms while pretending not to. As demonstrated, telecoms already have immunity under the law if they can prove they acted in good faith, and there is absolutely no reason whatosever to transfer these cases away from a real federal court (that operates largely in the open, with both sides present, though with the ability to review evidence in secret), to a completely secret, one-sided court (only telecoms and the Government would be present) that is renown for deciding blindly in favor of the Government.

Glenn Greenwald Salon Article-1/24/2008.

A Link:
Since You Won't and,are Too Scared to,
Uphold The Rule Of Law !


Uphold The Constitution !

Still Praying For Your Resignation !

Thank you,M..A Democrat..

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Olbermann: Bush Push For Telco Immunity 'Textbook Example Of Fascism'.

David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Friday February 1, 2008

In a blistering condemnation of President Bush's willingness to go to the wall for corporations he relies on to spy on Americans, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann says the president's message in his State of the Union address calling for immunity of telecommunications companies is a "textbook example of fascism."

Bush and Congressional Democrats are in a pitched fight over whether to free telecoms from legal liability as part of an overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The president says the companies should be rewarded for their cooperation in the war on terror; critics say legal immunity would preclude any oversight of Bush's warrantless wiretapping program that ensnared US citizens.

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