Thursday, March 27, 2008

What happens in Vegas,stays in Vegas ?

After five years of Bush stealing $400M per day,

NBC's whore Brain Williams decides this might be a story?

4,000 dead soldiers,
200,000 dead Iraqis,
10 million displaced Iraqis and
3 trillion dollars of America's Treasury stolen

and Brian Williams starts to wake up ? ?

Hey MSM !
They say the oil is being stolen by "black marketers."
Where would "black marketers" get tankers and refineries and pipelines?

History repeats itself again and again.......

McCain has condemned the influence of "special interest lobbyist".

Yet dozens of lobbyists
have political and financial ties to his presidential campaign - particularly from telecommunications
companies, an industry he helps oversee in the Senate.

Of the 66 current or former lobbyists working for him or raising money for his presidential campaign,
23 have lobbied for telecommunications companies in the past decade, Senate lobbying disclosures show.

McCain has netted about $765,000 in political donations from those telecom lobbyists,
their spouses, colleagues at their firms and their telecom clients during the past decade.

"I'm so mad I could shit!"

But,It's a Liberal Media !

Here's a quarter,go buy a Clue !

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just goes to show ya

Cheney says biggest burden carried by Bush

Submitted by Kevin © on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 6:33pm.

An an exclusive interview with ABC News, Vice President Dick Cheney was asked what effect the grim milestone of at least 4,000 U.S. deaths in the five-year Iraq war might have on the nation.
What A Dick,Cheney is !

What a Dick !

An an exclusive interview with ABC News, Vice President Dick Cheney was asked what effect the grim milestone of at least 4,000 U.S. deaths in the five-year Iraq war might have on the nation.

Noting the burden placed on military families, the vice president said the biggest burden is carried by President George W. Bush, who made the decision to commit US troops to war, and reminded the public that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan volunteered for duty.

ABC News

Thanks Kevin..

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Congresswoman Davis -- H R 3773

Dear Congresswoman Davis,

Thank you for voting Yea to H R 3773 !

And,Against Telecoms Immunity !

Finally Our Democrat Majority in Congress shows their backbone !
It's about time !
Remember,The Bush Administration started this Telecom spying Before 9/11 !!

But also,just remember..

Just because Impeaching Bush & Cheney is not convenient time wise or 2008 election wise.
It is Your Job to Uphold The Rule Of Law and,to
Uphold The Constitution First !
You all took a Oath to Uphold The Constitution !
So Far most of you have Conveniently Forgotten that !

Congress is doing major damage to our Constitution by Not going after Bush & Cheney for their Crimes !

At the Minimum, Congress should be holding Congressional Hearings on Bush Administration's Impeachable Offenses ! !
There isn't enough time to Impeach them now,since you guys have done nothing so far and,wasted some much time.

But,Congressional Hearings would get everything on the Record and,we could still go after them after they have left office..

Otherwise by doing Nothing you are just giving them a Get Out Of Jail Free Card !
Just like Scooter Libby got !
And,Setting a Precedent !

Again,Thank you for Your vote against Telecom Immunity !

But I have to keep reminding you,
That The most important thing to our Country and Your oath is to....
Uphold The Rule Of Law !

Uphold The Constitution !

Thank you,M.
And yes,I Voted for You.......

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Write Senator Conyers,Judiciary Committee Members and Senator Leahy Concerning Former Alabama Governor Don Seigelman !

Dear Senator Conyers and Judiciary Committee Members,

Concerning Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman .

Please,We Need a full investigation by a Special Prosecutor into this matter.

This Man is sitting in jail because of a political hatchet job.

(Now it seems he is being Beaten Up in jail on a regular basis !)

Please do all you can do & Stand Up for This Man..

Thank you,M.

E-mail Congress

Ask for a full investigation by a Special Prosecutor.

Hon. John Conyers,
House Judiciary Comm.

Senator Patrick Leahy,
Senate Judiciary Comm.

Friday, March 14, 2008

FISA And The Unilateral Executive: Debating “A Dangerous Engine Of Arbitrary Government”

By: Christy Hardin Smith Friday March 14, 2008 8:35 am

Alexander Hamilton statue via dbking.

To sustain individual liberties, we must consistently press elected officials to represent our rights in Congress.

Please call your elected Representative -- and the Blue Dogs as well -- and let them know that you expect them to stand for liberty: no telecom immunity, stand for the rule of law and vote for the Amendment to H. R. 3773. I am hearing the vote could come around 1 pm ET, although depending on GOP procedural shenanigans could be later. [Great statement from Rep. Holt on this today. (YouTube).]

Ben Franklin famously said that we have a Republic, if we can keep it. That charge to keep rests with all of us -- we must continue to work toward "a more perfect union" every day. It is our responsibility to demand better government, so that liberty is never sacrificed with a whimper, but with as loud a bang as we can muster.

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay came up with an ingenious way to bring the Constitutional debate to citizens in NY state, as a way to encourage voters to ratify the Constitution over the prior Articles of Confederation. Today, the Federalist Papers are often used as a means of interpreting intent and background for various Constitutional provisions -- there were 85 essays in total. Additionally, there were the Antifederalist Papers from Patrick Henry and others debating safeguards for essential civil liberties, which ultimately led to the Bill of Rights.

In one such Federalist essay, Hamilton wrote:

To bereave a man of life (says he), or by violence to confiscate his estate, without accusation or trial, would be so gross and notorious an act of despotism, as must at once convey the alarm of tyranny throughout the whole nation; but confinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him to jail, where his sufferings are unknown or forgotten, is a less public, a less striking, and therefore a more dangerous engine of arbitrary government. (emphasis mine)

While this discusses habeas corpus, the principle is analogous to unchecked domestic spying potential of the federal government versus the rights of individuals "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects" subject to lawful warrant being obtained through a court under the Fourth Amendment.

The Bottom Line....

If these lawsuits are frivolous

Submitted by dan on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 12:38pm.

Then why do the telcoms need immunity ?

Thanks Dan :)

FISA: FBI Overrides Constitutional Objections

By: emptywheel Friday March 14, 2008 8:58 am

Democrats just defeated (with 217 votes) an effort by Republicans to consider the Senate FISA bill before the House considers the House bill today.

While we're watching lots of bloviating on FISA in the House, I thought I'd call attention to something Mary found yesterday.

The FBI twice disregarded a secret court's constitutional objections and obtained private records for national-security probes, a U.S. inspector reported on Thursday.

The Justice Department's Inspector General made the disclosure in reviews of the FBI's powers to obtain information such as phone records or credit-card data in terrorism probes or other security investigations.


The report took particular note of two occasions in which a secret court that oversees electronic surveillance rejected FBI requests to obtain records.

The court was concerned that doing so could interfere with rights protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech, religion and association and the right to petition the government.

After the rejections, the FBI used separate authority to get the information without the court's approval, relying on so-called National Security Letters -- even though that authority also had First Amendment guidelines.

Unfortunately, this is a detail I've only seen highlighted in Reuters' coverage of the IG report on PATRIOT Act provisions. It's an example that really proves the necessity of the additional protections included in the House bill--without FISC reviewing what DOJ is doing, we're going to see DOJ override Constitutional concerns more and more often.

Update: nolo has the passage from the OIG report on this here.


Thanks Lucille :)

The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked..

Submitted by MMRules on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 11:38am.

The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked..

By Greg Palast, Reporting for Air America Radio’s Clout
Listen to Palast on Clout at

While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, George Bush’s new Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was secretly handing over $200 billion in a tryst with mortgage bank industry speculators.

Both acts were wanton, wicked and lewd. But there’s a BIG difference. The Governor was using his own checkbook. Bush’s man Bernanke was using ours.

This week, Bernanke’s Fed, for the first time in its history, loaned a selected coterie of banks one-fifth of a trillion dollars to guarantee these banks’ mortgage-backed junk bonds. The deluge of public loot was an eye-popping windfall to the very banking predators who have brought two million families to the brink of foreclosure.

Up until Wednesday, there was one single, lonely politician who stood in the way of this creepy little assignation at the bankers’ bordello: Eliot Spitzer.

Who are they kidding? Spitzer’s lynching and the bankers’ enriching are intimately tied.

How? Follow the money.

The press has swallowed Wall Street’s line that millions of US families are about to lose their homes because they bought homes they couldn’t afford or took loans too big for their wallets. Ba-LON-ey. That’s blaming the victim.

Here’s what happened.

Too Funny & Too Sad, All At The Same Time !

Submitted by MMRules on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 11:14am.

The Washington Post’s Dana
Submitted by toniD on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 10:40am.

Who Elect's These Total Morons's ??

Oh I forgot,The Rethug Party ! !

Who would have thunk it ?

The Washington Post’s Dana

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank writes that yesterday, conservatives were acting like “like schoolgirls whispering among themselves in class” as they plotted their “secret” session on wiretapping. “Because of my clearance level, I’ve seen the secret information and information at other levels as well,” bragged Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), who was organizing the meeting. Rep. David Obey (D-WI), however, was not impressed. “I was here for the secret sessions,” said Obey. “And given the mumbo jumbo that I heard,” he added, the main purpose was “to demonstrate the total uselessness of secret sessions.” Laughter erupted.

Thanks Tonid. :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spitzer,Bushtard & Cheney..

Elliot Spitzer committed no "High Crimes" - but George Bush and Dick Cheney most certainly have, and they continue to do so with absolute impunity.

It's time for Congress to impeach them for it.

Link To Petition-Please Sign ! Thanks

16 months ago, we posted a petition listing 10 High Crimes which justified their impeachment:

(1) Starting a "war of aggression"
(2) torture
(3) arbitrary detention
(4) war crimes
(5) warrantless wiretapping
(6) signing statements
(7) election fraud
(8) outing a covert CIA operative
(9) the "unitary executive"
(10) gross negligence for Katrina and global warming.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The company said it had 520 Boeing 737 jets

Man..I retire and the old place goes to crap..

I'll bet you they will find at least one other Airline that
this happened at too..

For years people have been complaining about The FAA looking the other way..
And,that they need More inspectors..
The system has needed some changes for along time..
Unfortunately,with the Aviation industry alot of times things don't change Until a accident happens !

The FAA has 2 functions..
To inspect for safety..
And,to promote the Airline Industry !
A bit of a conflict of interest wouldn't you say ?

That needs to be changed..Folks have tried..But,haven't been successful yet..

Ofcourse I'm biased But,Southwest has been the Safest American Airline for about 30 years..

And,full disclosure:I still have Southwest Stock. :)

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

Friday, March 7, 2008

F.B.I. Investigates Missing G.O.P. Money

Published: March 6, 2008

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of dollars are missing and presumed stolen from the chief fund-raising arm of House Republicans, according to party officials who described the findings of emergency internal audits.

The financial records of the group, the National Republican Congressional Committee, may also have been falsified for several years, Republican officials said. The campaign committees of several Republican lawmakers may also have been victims of a scam that is now under criminal investigation by the F.B.I.

The audits were ordered after the abrupt departure several weeks ago of Christopher J. Ward, who had been treasurer of the committee. Lawmakers said that Mr. Ward, who served a similar role for dozens of individual members of Congress and their political committees, is the focus of the F.B.I.’s criminal investigation.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Gotta a clue the NSA might be fed up w/Bush Regime too..

Submitted by CeeCee on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 5:05pm.

...the next door neighbors of my niece and her mom work for the NSA. While warming up my car, I happened to look up in his office window, where he proudly displays New England Patriot car tags and banner, and noticed a new sign:

Bush's Last Day


Submitted by MMRules on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 11:54am.

Has no chance in hell of winning..

But,Does have a chance of taking votes away from The Democratic Presidential nominee..

If McCain wins he Will Not look into Bush Administration Corruption..

If McCain wins he has a real chance of replacing TWO Supreme
Court Justices..Kiss Rove vs Wade goodbye and anything remotely anti-corporate !

If John McCain wins..We Could be in Iraq for 100 years..

But,Go ahead and Waste your vote..Your Ideology seems more
important to you than Our Country's well being ..
Strong words but,I really Don't want to live in a Corporate Fascist Country !Which is where we are headed in a Rethug controlled government !
If the General Election is close I hope to God you will reconsider and vote for the Democrat..

Just thought I would share.. :)

I'll be here to get yelled at..

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Thank you,Nefferkitti :)

Submitted by MMRules on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:19am.

Submitted by Nefferkitti on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:06am.
Sorry about the power outage but glad you got some sleep.
I'm a no sleep,then coma kinda guy..

But,the chicks dig me.. ;)

Consider Me,Moist ! Thanks again,Alice ! :)

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Submitted by Alice on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:37am.

Submitted by MMRules on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:03am.
Submitted by Alice on Tue, 03/04/2008 - 11:57pm.

you guys are gonna totally wet yourselves when you see this too then...(I did!) :)
-Consider Me,Moist -
Submitted by Alice on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:08am.


I'm Moister ! ;) Is someone chopping Onion's ?

Submitted by MMRules on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:09am.

Dude MMR diddja look?
Submitted by Fernando on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:01am.
check open mic.
Thanks Fernando !

Monday, March 3, 2008

United Technologies & Diebold....Jeebus !

Doesn't United Technologies Get a Ton of Defense Contracts ?

This Primary is brought to U by United Technologies !

Shit ! :(