Monday, March 27, 2006

NeoRepublicans...Are They All Crooks?

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History does repeat itself, but who knew it would repeat itself so quickly? Good Heavens, most of us still remember "Tricky Dick".

My fellow Americans; this isn't the first time our leaders have lied to us. It is the first time we let them turn us into a fascist regime. And still, they claim to be a democracy, spreading Peace, Freedom and Democracy where ever we go.

Rumor is the Fitzgerald investigation has concluded-Cheney is said to already have an indictment under seal for him, when Libby was indicted. Now it seems possible Rove/Card/Stephan Hadley will finally get theirs-and very soon. Keep your fingers crossed, Prissy will keep you posted.

The election fraud that occurred in Ohio is being investigated and the evidence collection is coming along nicely. The republicans working on this election have been touchy and less than cooperative.

If they ran an honest election, one would think they should be eager to prove it. Perhaps someone told them election fraud is treason? Surely they didn't want Dubya to be president so badly that they were willing to go to jail to ensure his "win"...

Kenneth Blackwell might want to google "whistleblower" on The Prissy Patriot. Save yourself Ken, or they will make you their sacrificial lamb!

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Washington Post Retired Generals Want Scalia Off Gitmo Case So does Prissy. Scalia seems to have been, as they say in Southern Ohio touched in the head...

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was asked Monday to stay out of a case involving a foreign detainee because of remarks Scalia made about the rights of enemy combatants.

Speaking at the University of Freiberg in Switzerland on March 8, Scalia said foreigners waging war against the United States have no rights under the Constitution.

Truthout Fitzgerald Will Seek New White House Indictments by Jason Leopold

It may seem as though it's been moving along at a snail's pace, but the second part of the federal investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is nearly complete, with attorneys and government officials who have remained close to the probe saying that a grand jury will likely return an indictment against one or two senior Bush administration officials.

These sources work or worked at the State Department, the CIA and the National Security Council. Some of these sources are attorneys close to the case. They requested anonymity because they were not permitted to speak publicly about the details of the investigation.

In lengthy interviews over the weekend and on Monday, they said that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has started to prepare the paperwork to present to the grand jury seeking an indictment against White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove or National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.

Although the situation remains fluid, it's possible, these sources said, that Fitzgerald may seek to indict both Rove and Hadley, charging them with perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy related to their roles in the leak of Plame Wilson's identity and their effort to cover up their involvement following a Justice Department investigation.

Snails pace indeed, but Fitz is leaving no stone unturned...He will dismantle the corrupt ones, tossing them aside into a pile-until the entire heap of thieves are indicted.

Then we shall all burst into a round of "God Bless America"...

USA Today Andrew Card resigns, administration official says

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Andy Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten, an administration official said Tuesday. CNN was also reporting the news.

President Bush was expected to announce the shake up during a meeting with reporters with reporters later Tuesday morning in the Oval Office of the White House.

The move comes amid a sharp decline in Bush's approval ratings and calls from Republicans for the president to bring in new aides with fresh ideas and new energy.

Is this so they can say in the papers "A FORMER Bush Administration Official was Indicted Today"?

Lawsuits you might not have heard about...Testing Whether Congress Must Follow The Constitution

This is rather cavalier behavior for federal officials who demand "strict constructions" from federal judges. Many Republicans are offended by this activity, however, and one of them has decided to test the legality of this behavior.

Mobile, Alabama attorney Jim Zeigler has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 violates Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution. Zeigler, who served as a Bush delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 200 and 2004, has sued the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Unites States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, where he filed his lawsuit.

Another slap in the face to Veterans, compliments of our Senators -at the same time claiming to support our Veterans! Feel free to spread this all over the net.

In a related story, late Wednesday the House Republican leadership turned down an amendment from Rep. John Salazar, (D-CO)., to add $650 million to the Veterans Administration's health care budget. Salazar, who recently joined the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said the additional VA money is needed because the Army's own studies have shown the VA system is treating more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than projected.

Below is a list of Senators that voted against mandatory funding for veteran’s health care.

Notice anything about the parties involved? Nearly all Chickenhawk republicans and a few Veterans turned yes men.

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay - Shelby(R-AL), Nay

Alaska:Murkowski (R-AK), Nay - Stevens (R-AK), Nay

Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay - McCain (R-AZ), Nay

Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Nay

Florida: Martinez(R-FL), Nay

Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay - Isakson (R-GA), Nay

Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Nay - Crapo (R-ID), Nay

Indiana: Lugar (R-IN), Nay

Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay

Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Nay - Roberts (R-KS), Nay

Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Nay - McConnell (R-KY), Nay

Louisiana: Vitter (R-LA), Nay

Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay

Minnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Nay

Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay - Lott (R-MS), Nay

Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Nay - Talent (R-MO), Nay

Montana: Burns (R-MT), Nay

Nebraska: Hagel (R-NE), Nay - Nelson (D-NE), Nay

Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay

New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Nay - Sununu (R-NH), Nay

New Mexico: Domenici (R-NM), Nay

North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay Dole (R-NC), Nay

Ohio: DeWine (R-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Nay

Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay

Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Nay

Pennsylvania: Santorum (R-PA), Nay

Rhode Island: Chafee (R-RI), Nay

South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Nay - Graham (R-SC), Nay

South Dakota: Thune (R-SD), Nay

Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Nay - Frist (R-TN), Nay

Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay - Hutchison (R-TX), Nay

Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay - Hatch (R-UT), Nay

Virginia: Allen (R-VA), Nay - Warner (R-VA), Nay

Wyoming: Enzi (R-WY), Nay - Thomas (R-WY), Nay

Prissy thinks they forgot what this republican said. Perhaps they think they are braver than our troops?

Former VA Secretary Anthony Principi, a Republican, well before he was removed from office, gave all veterans the call to arms. Principi said, "History is littered with governments destabilized by masses of veterans who believed that they had been taken for fools by a society that grew rich and fat at the expense of their hardship and suffering."

Prissy hopes our Veterans let those cowards know what a warrior really is...

Reuters Bomb at US-Iraqi base kills 30

In December 2004 a suicide bomber wearing Iraqi uniform blew himself up at a U.S. armed forces mess tent in Mosul, killing 21 people, among them 14 U.S. troops and four other Americans.

It was not immediately clear if Monday's explosion took place at the same site.

The blast occurred one day after 20 people were shot dead in the Mustafa mosque near Sadr City in Baghdad in what some Shi'ite leaders said was a massacre of worshippers by U.S. troops. Police and residents said the killings resulted from a clash between American and Shi'ite militia men.

Dubya, How many times must they tell you? Does Dubya have some kind of learning disability?

Let's not forget this...Telegraph flashback from 10/05 Secret MoD poll: Iraqis support attacks on British troops

The results come as it was disclosed yesterday that Lt Col Nick Henderson, the commanding officer of the Coldstream Guards in Basra, in charge of security for the region, has resigned from the Army. He recently voiced concerns over a lack of armoured vehicles for his men, another of whom was killed in a bomb attack in Basra last week.

The secret poll appears to contradict claims made by Gen Sir Mike Jackson, the Chief of the General Staff, who only days ago congratulated British soldiers for "supporting the Iraqi people in building a new and better Iraq".

Andrew Robathan, a former member of the SAS and the Tory shadow defence minister, said last night that the poll clearly showed a complete failure of Government policy.

He said: "This clearly states that the Government's hearts-and-minds policy has been disastrous. The coalition is now part of the problem and not the solution.

So give them back their country.

First Amendment lawyer Glenn Greenwald's Blog. By Anon Blogger DoJ's Responses to Congress: The NSA Scandal in Microcosm

Democrats Question No 26. Under the Administration's legal interpretation, does the President have the authority to wiretap Americans' domestic calls and emails under his inherent constitutional power and the AUMF, if he feels it involves al Qaeda activity?

The DOJ response merely points out that NSA program is much narrower than programs authorized by President's Wilson and Roosevelt and ends by noting: "Interceptions of the contents of domestic communications would present a different legal question."

Is it even possible to craft a less responsive answer to a legitimate and important legal question? The entire point of the question is that there does not appear to be any relevant legal distinction between intercepting calls to which one party is a U.S. citizen and calls where both are; the Democrats want to know--for obvious reasons--why the Bush administration's legal reasoning doesn't extend to purely domestic calls. In response they are told merely that interception of domestic communications "would present a different legal question."

That's an insulting and totally unacceptable response to an incredibly important (and purely legal) question. There is simply no excuse for this behavior in our system of government. Congress has a right to have questions like this answered, particularly when the DOJ, at the same time, offers long-winded responses to Republican questions that are nowhere near as fundamental or important.

From Khaleej Times, Pakistan 3-24-06 Musharraf tells foreign militants to leave Pakistan or be "crushed"

"“All foreign militants should leave Pakistan, otherwise they would be crushed,"” Musharraf told a rally of some 80,000 people in the eastern city of Lahore on Thursday.

Musharraf's comments come amid increased tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan over allegations Islamabad is not doing enough to prevent Taleban and Al Qaeda forces from launching cross-border attacks from within Pakistan. Washington, which sees Islamabad as a key ally in its war on terrorism, has also urged Musharraf to flush out Islamic militants from its remote tribal regions.

Pakistani security officials have said hundreds of foreigners, including Arabs, Uzbeks, Chechen and Afghans are hiding in the North and South Waziristan tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships attacked a suspected Al Qaeda hideout in the rugged frontier and killed dozens of suspected militants, mostly foreigners.

Never say the media cannot be sued. Prissy predicts this will not be only one major suit the court will consider this year. Supreme Court Allows Defamation Suit Against NYT to Proceed

Hatfill's attorney, Christopher Wright, said that the reporting by Kristof was reckless, with multiple errors, including the claim that Hatfill had failed three polygraph tests.

The Supreme Court itself was touched by the anthrax scare. Traces of anthrax were found in the court's mailroom, forcing the building's closure for a week in October 2001.

Hatfill had sued in federal court in Alexandria, Va., in 2004, claiming defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In its ruling, the appeals court said that the newspaper columns, taken as a whole, might be considered defamatory.

One of the dissenting judges said that The New York Times appeared only to be trying to reveal flaws in the FBI investigation, not to accuse Hatfill of the murders.

Note to press: People get hurt when you allow people like "Miss RunA\Muck" Judith Miller to be someone's shill, instead of a reporter. The press has a duty to democracy first -not to its corporate partners and parents.

And they said protesters were anti-American...

Guest Worker Issue Tops Immigration Debate

This one takes the cake. Americans are arrested for protesting Bush policy, but illegal immigrants come out in droves. No "free speech zones" for them. One must admire they are willing to get off their butts and tell the government what they want it to do; unlike legal Americans.

Note to illegal protesters: You are protesting in the wrong country, aren't you?

Quotes of the Day

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.--Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.--Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

You see how long citizens have known this gem? The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.--Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Politics

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.--Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

But the life that no longer trust another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer.--Martha Nussbaum, O Magazine, November 2003

This clip is the funniest imitation of Bush Prissy has ever seen. From the David Letterman show. Sent by a Marine Mom.

Frank Caliendo’s Bush Routine A must watch!

The Prissy Patriot will return Wednesday, with updates until then.