Friday, February 17, 2006

Stupid Is, As Stupid Does

Dubya and friends continue to believe the law of the land does not apply to them-no matter how many they break.

See what happens should you find yourself in the position to break hundreds of laws...and call Prissy if you do. She will help your lawyer-if you didn't kill anyone. Our argument can be that the president has given us cause to believe laws are invalid.

Hot Links

Chapter 2 The World Trade Center Gives the details in engineers terminology of why it did not, could not have happened the way the official story was told to us.

Prissy blogged about this Brigham Young University Physics professor views on the WTC's odd pancake senario, months ago. BYU told him to "shut-up".

But that was before another 100 Physics professors looked at his work...Prissy predicts more Physics professors will follow-unless they teach their physics students that gravity isn't a variable they need concern themselves with, here on planet earth.

A BYU physics professor said a group he co-founded will ask for a Watergate-style special federal prosecutor to look into unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Interesting facts about the first American Revolution... The the First American Revolution

The delegates were a diverse lot. Among them could be counted socially elite planters and merchants, along with lawyers, educators, and farmers. Like all humans, they were driven by complex motives and sought to protect the special interests of their family and class as well as their state and local community. What set them apart was their sense of statesmanship.

Time and again they transcended regional concerns and economic self-interest to compromise for the general good.

Historians have long sought to explain the capacity for growth and understanding that emerged during the Philadelphia meetings. One factor often overlooked, however, is that 23 of the 40 men (to include the secretary of the Convention) who signed the Constitution had served in uniform during the Revolutionary War.

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Backroom Battles From Mother Jones-News: Economic sabotage, whisper campaigns, and threats: How the Democrats took Paul Hackett out.

In what is being called the Valentine's Day Massacre, Paul Hackett threw in the towel, and insisted he would not be running for elected office anytime soon. He declined requests to switch races and run again in the Ohio Second Congressional District against Rep. Jean Schmidt, saying he had promised the candidates currently in that race that he wouldn't run. "My word is my bond and I will take it to my grave," he declared.

"Valentine's Day Massacre", huh? Fine, don't give Prissy credit. Dearest Readers, you saw it here first. The ODNC and national DLC should be put out to pasture, in their collective "stand-down" for Hackett. Is this further evidence of how this nation treats our Veterans? What a double edged sword-the Dems now attempting to shame him for going to a war most of them initially supported.

Of course you can imagine the fall-out if the Marine Major had refused to go to Iraq and then ran for Senate.

Do they expect us to forgive and forget, when it is time to vote? If so, it is a wager they will lose to the people...Independent Party, here we come.

Remember former CIA Senior Analyst Larry Johnson? He was on the Ed Shultz Show last week. He said when Fitzpatrick submitted Scooter Libby's indictment, there was a SECRET indictment submitted also...Larry, whom Prissy has never caught in a lie, said "I would bet a lot of money the name on that secret indictment is DICK CHENEY."

If anyone tells you there is no such thing as "secret indictments", tell them they need to further educate themselves on this subject. Larry blogs! Larry Johnson on NO QUARTER

Secret indictments are real. Case in point: From the Ohio Dept of Public SafetyFor Immediate Release: Thursday, October 20, 2005

Store Owner Arrested After Secret Indictment in Food Stamp Fraud Case Business Cited to Appear Before Liquor Control Commission

The Nine Principles of War- From Worcester Polytechnic Institute-Military Science ROTC Program

The nine Principles of War, as defined in the Army Field Manual FM-3 Military Operations: PRINCIPLE & DEFINITION

Mass -Concentrate combat power at the decisive place and time

Objective -Direct every military operation towards a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective

Offensive -Seize, retain, and exploit the initiative

Surprise -Strike the enemy at a time, at a place, or in a manner for which he is unprepared

Economy of force -Allocate minimum essential combat power to secondary efforts

Maneuver -Place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power

Unity of command -For every objective, ensure unity of effort under one responsible commander

Security -Never permit the enemy to acquire an unexpected advantage

Simplicity -Prepare clear, uncomplicated plans and clear, concise orders to ensure thorough understanding

Speaking of rules not followed...VP Accident Tale Filled With Discrepancies

In the rush to assure everyone Whittington was "just fine," some important details were left out.

Initial reports had him treated at the scene, then taken by ambulance to the hospital, where in no time he was cracking jokes with the nurses. It turned out that after being taken to the emergency room of a local, small hospital, he was flown by helicopter to the intensive care unit of the larger hospital in Corpus Christi.

According to Armstrong's initial account of the accident scene: "He was talking. His eyes were open." Later, Cheney said that when he rushed up to the stricken man and talked to him, Whittington had one eye open and did not respond. He was, however, conscious.

From Executive Intel Review- Under Fire for Plame Leak,Cheney Builds NSA Stone Wall

Lyndon LaRouche pointed out that Gonzales was, in effect, "taking the Fifth" in refusing to testify. "Gonzales is refusing to honor his Constitutional obligations to report to the Senate," LaRouche said, "and it's particularly dangerous at this time," pointing to the British-orchestrated confrontation brewing between the United States and Iran.

Continuing the pattern of stonewalling and concealment which has characterized the Administration's dealings with Congress, especially on national security matters, Cheney and his mouthpiece Gonzales were adamant that the full membership of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees could not be briefed on the NSA program. But within 48 hours, the stone wall that Cheney had built began to crumble; the Administration reversed course, and provided briefings to the full committees.

As Prissy has pointed out before, officials appear to be silently invoking the Fifth...

Constant tells how to start the impeachment process state by state-and how there won't be a darn thing the RNC or Congress can do about it.

So let's have it: A State proclamation calling for the House to vote on impeachment; and the voters will have nine months to digest whether they want to change leadership.

At this point, the President is in rebellion. The issue is whether the citizens want to whine, or have a state-level effort to address this issue.

Yes, this entire thing has been through, and there's nothing the RNC can do to stop this. The States are about to force the House to vote, and then congress will have to either assert their oaths, or admit they are in rebellion.

Oh, by the way -- for those who say "this can't happen" you're too late: It's already started. Check Vermont's progress:

Go to Constant's blog for links and citations. The Prissy Patriot will return Tuesday, if not sooner...

From the Washington Post. Why Flemming Rose commissioned tasteless, cartoons Why I Published Those Cartoons (which were not the least bit funny-pp)

By contrast, I commissioned the cartoons in response to several incidents of self-censorship in Europe caused by widening fears and feelings of intimidation in dealing with issues related to Islam. And I still believe that this is a topic that we Europeans must confront, challenging moderate Muslims to speak out. The idea wasn't to provoke gratuitously -- and we certainly didn't intend to trigger violent demonstrations throughout the Muslim world. Our goal was simply to push back self-imposed limits on expression that seemed to be closing in tighter.

Free speech expression is "closing in tighter." Insulting someone's faith which in turn incites riots, is a sure way to grant politicians wishes to restrict them even more. Thanks for nothing, Mr.Rose. Next time, hire a funny guy-not someone who appears not to like Muslims.

From Glenn Greenwald, one of Prissy's favorite blogs. Glenn is a First Amendment lawyer. Hip, hip hurray for Glenn! "The Long Hard Slog"

The Watergate scandal took 2 1/2 years from the time it began until the time Nixon left office because of it in disgrace. The NSA scandal has been with us for 2 months. Watergate resulted in Nixon’s downfall not due to one large smoking gun revelation, nor was it because the country heard about the break-in and then stormed the streets demanding Nixon’s impeachment.

Nixon began that scandal as an immensely popular President - infinitely more popular than the unpopular Bush is now. And when the Watergate scandal began, the mere notion that it could lead to Nixon’s downfall was fantasy. And the scandal unfolded as a slow, grinding process which was the result of tenacious, relentless investigative work and a slow transformation of public opinion. And the Administration fought the investigation every step of the way, doing what they could to obstruct it at every turn.

Glenn gives great details most overlook about Watergate, (from CNN) when they were comparing it to the Clinton impeachment. It was 2 1/2 years from when the investigation began, until Nixon resigned.

For your viewing pleasure...Court Filings - More Discovery From Libby in PDF, for the Plame case. Prissy can only load the PDF files using Internet Explorer. Try IE if you have trouble. Hat tip to Patrick Fitzgerald's blog.

Quotes of the Day

"When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained." ~ Edward R. Murrow,US newscaster, pioneer in Broadcast journalism

And you already knew Prissy was not an English major..."Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing." ~ Randy K. Milholland, Comic

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. ~Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), radio address, Oct. 26, 1939

A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.~Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)