Sunday, December 18, 2005

Prissy Doesn't Know Jack...Update

Wisdom, according to the Bible, is a woman...yet Prissy never hears neoRepublicans or even the regular flavor of Republicans state this "Bible fact."

They only seem to use the quotes they find necessary to enforce their flawed logic, warmongering and need to vilify others who disagree with them.

What part of "Thou Shalt Not Steal" did they not understand?

But yet so many of them-so very many- know Jack.

Jack Abramoff, that is.

Connect the dots and see who knows Jack.

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UPDATE: The Prissy Patriot will return Friday after a Holiday break.

Note to neoRepublicans: Feminists do bake and decorate for Christmas, some are more creative than your dark little hearts can imagine...Papa Americana got something for Christmas that a rich man cannot buy; cookies from Prissy's kitchen. But not for the likes of you Scrooges... For O'Reilly and a trip to Dafur "You cannot handle the truth",as per a Prissy Patriot. May the ghost of Christmas, past, present and future visit you soon.

To Prissy's Dearest Readers: Happy Holidays and here's to a brighter New Year...Pray for Fitzmas. I hear D.C. is expecting snow later this week...

Don't forget Bill-the "brilliant heart surgeon" who should have stayed

The accusations are Medicare fraud, conflict of interest and insider trading. Bill Frist’s connection to his family’s Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has landed him in hot water and earned him a subpoena from the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If you want to know more, search Frist at the top of the page. Prissy has a couple of articles from a UK professional criminal justice magazine about Frist and HCA. Arab News-Kingdom Sets Free 400 Detainees

JEDDAH, 19 December 2005 Saudi Arabia has released nearly 400 detainees, held for security reasons, after providing them with intense counseling and making sure they are free of deviant thoughts, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday quoting a security official.

"Free of deviant thoughts?" How much of Orwell's 1984 must we live until it is no longer just a book of fiction?;_ylt=AitgV5.FKOH1BUyE2VtbAtCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ-- Yahoo News-Lawmakers Call for Domestic Spying Probe WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans called separately Sunday for congressional investigations into President Bush's decision after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to allow domestic eavesdropping without court approval.

"The president has, I think, made up a law that we never passed," said Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis.

Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record), R-Penn., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he intends to hold hearings.

"They talk about constitutional authority," Specter said. "There are limits as to what the president can do.

And Dubya is about to find out those limits-finally. A Prissy Patriot prediction...Â’s Double-Speak in Europe

Now thereÂ’s either one of two explanations for this: IÂ’ve been reading the wrong papers or Condi lives in an alternative universe somewhere where CIA agents adhere vigorously to the guidelines set by the International Convention Against Torture. Madam Secretary, we need to talk.

In the first week of November, the Washington Post, in a scoop by its correspondent Dana Priest, revealed that the CIA maintains a network of Soviet-era compounds in eight Eastern European countries where 100 or more terror suspects are held in underground cells, denied legal rights, outside visitors and checks on their treatment by the International Red Cross. The existence of this network of black sites, as they are dubbed, remained secret from the American people. It was known only to the president and a handful of officials in the US, and in Europe only to the head of state and a few top officials in each host country.

And of course there is the dreadful practice of kidnapping suspects and rendering them to countries known to practice torture, where they disappear for months or years.

When the CIA, a US government agency, outsources torture, what that means is that its agents are party to inflicting on people “cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.” They are as much complicit in the act as the interrogators in the host country to which the suspects are rendered. No two ways about it.

The sad part of it all is that in its zeal to fight “global terror,” the CIA has repeatedly discovered, after the fact, that many of the suspects it had rendered were cases of mistaken identity. These have included the Canadian citizen Maher Arar, snatched in 2002 as he was switching planes in New York and rendered to Syria; the German citizen Khaled Masri, who was nabbed on New YearÂ’s Eve 2003 in Macedonia and flown from there, handcuffed and blindfolded, to Afghanistan; and the Muslim cleric, Hassan Mustafa Nasir, an Egyptian refugee living in Italy as an asylum seeker, abducted off a street in Milan in March 2003 and rendered to Egypt, a case that prompted the city'’s lead prosecutor to call the case "a serious crime against Italian sovereignty and human rights."

Condi speaks a little unknown subculture of American linguistics- Republicanese... From Truth Dig-Pay to Play With Jack

Jack Abramoff is a loyal GOP supporter to whom Congressman Tom DeLay once referred as one of his "“closest and dearest friends." He's achieved the status of "“Bush Pioneer," having raised more than $100,000 for the Bush 2004 reelection campaign. He'’s also filled the coffers of GOP congressional candidates.

Abramoff has been a good friend to the GOP. But as the list of bad deeds and dirty connections grows by the day, watchers are worrying that this friendship is incompatible with a healthy democracy.

The list of charges and accusations is long enough to warrant a website devoted just to observing Abramoff's complicated dealings. The most recent scandal involving Abramoff broke on Nov. 9, 2005, when Philip Shenon reported for The New York Times that President Bush's meeting with Omar Bongo of Gabon (accused by the United States of human rights abuses) on May 26, 2004, was directly linked to a $9-million fee collected by GrassRoots Interactive, a Maryland lobbying firm that Abramoff's former colleagues say he controlled.

Nice list of updated articles on this subject.

Flashback May, 2003: The Guardian,3604,963497,00.html US looks away as new ally tortures Islamists-Uzbekistan's president steps up repression of opponents

Abdulkhalil was arrested in the fields of Uzbekistan's Ferghana valley in August last year. The 28-year-old farmer was sentenced to 16 years in prison for "trying to overthrow the constitutional structures".

Last week his father saw him for the first time since that day on a stretcher in a prison hospital. His head was battered and his tongue was so swollen that he could only say that he had "been kept in water for a long time".

The CIA Airlines Shell Game or how to plan a rendition, the most unAmerican thing to happen since Japanese internment camps. Click to enlarge photo.

Like Randi Rhodes said on Air America last week, "I cannot believe we are debating whether or not to use torture here in America." Indeed, most of us thought that issue was settled upon acceptance of the Constitution and emphasized further with the Geneva Conventions.

Aljazeera-International Homepage-Cheney visits Iraq amid poll fraud complaints

The U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney made a surprise visit to IRAQ on Sunday, two days after the country's parliamentary election which some Iraqi leaders said was marred by widespread irregularities.

Cheney's visit is the first since the March 2003 U.S.-led INVASION, of which he was one of the main architects.

Didn't hang around long, did you Dick? Must be hard to look real soldiers in the eye...Prissy wishes Dick would stay there for a few days, at least. Can you imagine the security threat THAT would pose? Only 10% (CIA Assessment of Oct 2005) of the fighters found in Iraq were foreign. Prissy would bet that number would go way up if they knew Dick was staying in town for a while.

Prissy wonders if the deadly duo has ever heard of mutiny. However, I do not think it is called that when someone is tossed aside in favor of the Constitution...

Indeed, they bragged too soon, again, about solving Iraq's problems-American style. Al-Jazeera-Iraq violence picks up-Sunday, Dec 18-2005

At least 10 Iraqis were killed as violence picked up after politicians appealed for unity in government after last week's elections, conducted in relative peace.

Five policemen were among those shot and killed or blown up in a string of attacks in or north of Baghdad, medical and security sources said.

Did Dubya violate your civil rights? Would it surprise you if he did? Find out. (if he did, tell Prissy all about it-our readers would love to know)Here's how: Domestic Spying Crowds Bush TV Speech Plans-President Is 'Not King George,' Senator Says

Often appearing angry in an eight-minute address, the president made clear he has no intention of halting his authorizations of the monitoring activities and said public disclosure of the program by the news media had endangered Americans.

Bush's willingness to publicly acknowledge a highly classified spying program was a stunning development for a president known to dislike disclosure of even the most mundane inner workings of his White House. Just a day earlier he had refused to talk about it.

And more..."As a result, our enemies have learned information they should not have," Bush said. "The unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk."

Indeed- however, Prissy believes in the Republicanese that Dubya speaks, that the American people are his enemy and the citizens at risk are neoRepublicans. He and his neoRepublican policies have damaged national security beyond belief and put the nation at further risk.

Most of us consider Bush's snooping unjustified and a violation of our Constitutional rights. By the way, could this somehow be related to "Able Danger" they did not want the public to know about? Just asking...For more on Able Danger, use the search engine at the top of the page. The Prissy Patriot has cited many little known articles regarding the Able Danger program.

The D.C. wings of some military have used The Prissy Patriot as a source, which is quite a compliment. Thank you.

Quotes of the Day

"Over in Iraq after you vote they paint your finger purple so you can't vote again. It's a flawless system. It works perfectly unless, of course, someone has paint remover." ~Jay Leno "In a recent interview, President Bush said, this is a quote, 'I know a lot of people who are glad that we're in Iraq.' When asked who, the president said the leaders of North Korea and Iran." ~Conan O'Brien

"You know if I had nickel for every time Bush has mentioned 9/11, I could raise enough reward money to go after Bin Laden."