Friday, March 31, 2006

Obituary for the GOP...or "He's Dead, Jim"

Someone call for the bugler, his/her services will soon be required by the entire GOP. May Congress follow for what they have done or failed to do for our country. They must repent, as Dubya likes to say.

Prissy cannot bring herself to say Rest in Peace...

Rove can tell a lie a thousand times, but that will not make it true. Here is the addition of lies, ethical, moral and potential legal violations of the Bush administration. Feel free to add more. The first 208 transgressions can be found here. Excuse us for any repetition.

Prissy would like to thank Nancy for the information. Dearest readers, anytime you have something we all need to know-write and tell Prissy. We publish with or without your name-as long as your information is good.

The Prissy Patriot is read internationally, we are proud to say. Nearly 25% of our readers are overseas. Dave from England wrote and told us England will be requiring national ID cards soon. The last time England had such a thing was shortly after World War II. They were torn up as life returned to a condition of normalcy; ID cards were too big brother that long ago.

Where will democratic freedoms end? Will those of us grown accustomed to living in a democratic society be willing to let it go quietly?

Hot Links (more Dubya transgressions below)

Rocky Mountain News (More proof Dubya is lying when he says the economy is doing great)Foreclosure shock

Rising interest rates, a glut of unsold homes on the market and falling home prices in some submarkets drove up Denver-area real estate foreclosures by more than 30 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the first three months of 2005.

The 31.5 percent jump is the largest year-over-year percentage increase for a quarter in almost two years.

The jump to 4,764 foreclosures compared with 3,624 in the first three months of 2005 took some experts by surprise. Public trustee offices in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties estimated the number of foreclosures they expect to open this month.

BBC Turkey warns children off clashes

PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parents they should not let their children become involved in street protests.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and 13 hurt in a bomb attack in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, on Friday.

The bombing was claimed by a Kurdish separatist group, the TAK, which said it was acting in response to the recent violence in the mainly Kurdish south-east of Turkey.

Good job, Dubya. You lead by example-that is, your ignorant belief system that all problems will be solved if one simply applies enough violence...and that repercussions will not apply to U.S.

Granny said "You'll notice Harvard and Yale don't brag about Bush being one of their graduates."

Yahoo John Dean Blasts Warrantless Eavesdropping

Privately, Democrats in the House and Senate have said that embracing a censure resolution before the facts are known would damage their credibility this election year.

For his part, Feingold has accused those Democrats who have not embraced his proposal of cowering.

Free Consulting today for Dems: Your credibility problem started when you failed the country, taking it to war based on false constructs-which few of you bothered to properly investigate, i.e. "your purpose, your job, your obligation"

We knew! We the average public-so spare us your excuses. People have died and continue dying because you did not provide oversight-not even the bare minimum required by a fool.

Senator Ted Strickland,now running for Govenor of Ohio knew. Or is our Ted just extra bright and the rest of Congress extra dull? Remember "representatives", we like you even less than we like Dubya...check your poll numbers.

And they just keep making friends amongst the military...Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor

"We're very concerned that people are spending their hard-earned money on something that doesn't provide the level of protection that the Army requires people to wear. So they're, frankly, wasting their money on substandard stuff," said Col. Thomas Spoehr, director of materiel for the Army.

Murray Neal, chief executive officer of Pinnacle, said he hadn't seen the directive and wants to review it.

"We know of no reason the Army may have to justify this action," Neal said. "On the surface this looks to be another of many attempts by the Army to cover up the billions of dollars spent on ineffective body armor systems which they continue to try quick fixes on to no avail." And...Veterans groups immediately denounced the decision.

Pinnacle's stuff is better quality than PointBlank based on Prissy's research...

Remember this? Body Armor Being Replaced Again (Associated Press August 15, 2005)

And this? Dec 1, 2005 United for a Fair Economy, Brooks and Co. have made a tidy profit outfitting our nation’s fighting men and women in body armor that allegedly couldn’t take a hit from a 9mm round (Point Blank Body Armor, Inc.)

Or this? Friday November 18, 2005 Military Body Armor Recalled It is the second recall (of Point Blank Body Armor) in about six months.

And this too? "And I would -- without getting into the details, just simply say to the parents of the young people that are over there fighting for this country, that -- that they are, walking away, the best trained and the best equipped army on the face of the earth. They have what they need. They're well led. And this outcome is assured. " April 1, 2003-DOD newsbriefing by Rumsfield and General Myers

Was this some kind of April fool? Rummy and Myers, may the final joke be on you...

CNet Singapore unveils biometric passport

The biometric passport, called BioPass, was unveiled Friday by the government. Each e-passport contains a polycarbonate page that is embedded with a contactless chip, carrying the owner's facial and fingerprint biometric identifiers

From Raw Story Testimony of John Dean on Bush Censure!

I am hopeful that Congress for institutional reasons, not partisan gamesmanship, will act on Senator Feingold's resolution. If the term "censure" carries too much historical baggage, then the resolution should be amended, not defeated, because the president needs to be reminded that separation of powers does not mean an isolation of powers; he needs to be told he cannot simply ignore a law with no consequences.

Washington Post April 1, 2006 Irate Lawmakers Bolt Chamber In Md. Protest Get used to it- right-wing-nut jobs are the minority-thankfully...

"I'm appalled and shocked," said Sen. Sandra B. Schrader, a moderate Republican from Howard County who sometimes votes with Democrats. "To not allow us the courtesy of even an hour, I just don't understand how someone would do that."

Similar unrest roiled the House, as Republicans tried to attach amendments to bills that, if accepted, would have forced a return to the Senate for additional votes. On a measure to remove the governor's appointees to the Public Service Commission, for instance, Del. Jeannie Haddaway (R-Talbot) proposed changing the word "chairman" to "chair."

Still, the House approved two bills responding to looming electricity rate increases -- one to force Constellation Energy Group to return $528 million to customers and a second to effectively replace the utility commission.

Prissy is "shocked and appalled neoRepublicans won't give an hours worth of debate, regarding the pre-war intelligence-so spare her the whining. More proof, as a recent (and very old) study showed-neoRepublicans are whiners from childhood...

I TV Security tight for Rice visit

Schoolchildren joined members of the local Muslim community in Blackburn to shout: "George Bush is the number one terrorist", and "Who let the bombs out? Bush and Blair did".

And then the folks said this about the Bush administration (we don't take it personally-pp)...Salim Amed, 38, a call centre worker from Blackburn, said he had a long list of complaints against the US.

"I'm opposed to her coming here because of the arrogance of the American government shows towards normal civilian life around the world," he said.

They go around killing people with bombs and missiles from the air."

He said he was opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the imprisonment of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay.

"The majority of the Muslim community are opposed to the war and her visit," he said.

CNet News Sensitive documents surface in AT&T-NSA spy lawsuit

"It's fairly obvious that we believe (the internal AT&T documents) support the allegations in our complaint."

In a legal brief also filed Friday, fellow EFF attorney Lee Tien described his conversations with Justice Department attorney Anthony Coppolino. Tien wrote: "Mr. Coppolino also stated that in such case it believed that lodging the AT&T documents according to this court's sealing procedures would be inadequate." (The Justice Department is not a party to the case but seems unusually interested anyway.)

EFF gave copies of the AT&T documents to the Feds on Thursday and is also asking for a preliminary injunction to halt the allegedly illegal surveillance activity.

Yahoo Former DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty

WASHINGTON - A former top aide to Rep. Tom DeLay pleads guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy and agreed to cooperate in a widening federal investigation into lobby fraud on Capitol Hill.

The aide, Tony Rudy, was accused by prosecutors of conspiring with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to block legislation in exchange for money and later sought to illegally influence other public official.

Prison Planet Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation

Billionaire philanthropist Jimmy Walter and WTC survivor William Rodriguez this week embarked on a groundbreaking trip to Caracas Venezuela in which they met with with the President of the Assembly and will soon meet with Venezuelan President himself Hugo Chavez in anticipation of an official Venezuelan government investigation into 9/11.

Rodriguez was the last survivor pulled from the rubble of the north tower of the WTC, and was responsible for all stairwells within the tower. Rodriguez represented family members of 9/11 victims and testified to the 9/11 Commission that bombs were in the north tower but his statements were completely omitted from the official record.

Jimmy Walter has been at the forefront of a world tour to raise awareness about 9/11 and has still yet to receive any response to his million dollar challenge in which he offers a $1 million reward for proof that the trade towers' steel structure was broken apart without explosives.

All the lies Prissy and Nancy have cataloged may not be enough. But lying about 911, after tossing it in our face each time a civil liberty was surrendered? Oh my...

Coming up How much more will Dubya ignore, part two...

209. Pushing for elections in NOLA before the Residents return and making it difficult for displaced voters to vote

210. Bush said he did watch the first plane hit the Tower-interesting-as no one else saw that clip From CNN transcript

QUESTION: One thing, Mr. President, is that you have no idea how much you've done for this country, and another thing is that how did you feel when you heard about the terrorist attack?

BUSH: Well...Thank you, Jordan (ph).

Well, Jordan (ph), you're not going to believe what state I was in when I heard about the terrorist attack. I was in Florida. And my chief of staff, Andy Card -- actually I was in a classroom talking about a reading program that works. And I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower -- the TV was obviously on, and I use to fly myself, and I said, "There's one terrible pilot." And I said, "It must have been a horrible accident."

But I was whisked off there -- I didn't have much time to think about it, and I was sitting in the classroom, and Andy Card, my chief who was sitting over here walked in and said, "A second plane has hit the tower. America's under attack."

And Jordan (ph), I wasn't sure what to think at first. You know, I grew up in a period of time where the idea of America being under attack never entered my mind -- just like your daddy and mother's mind probably. And I started thinking hard in that very brief period of time about what it meant to be under attack. I knew that when I got all the facts that we were under attack, there would be hell to pay for attacking America.

211. Allowing the FDA, in Florida, to test pesticides on pregnant women and their children in return for VCR's. Let's Test Pesticides on Orphans and Mentally Handicapped Children

212. Rescinding Presidential Papers Act Bush keeps presidential papers all in family

213. Abramoff signed into the WH 200 see whom? Controversial lobbyist had close contact with Bush team

214. The Operation Swarmer mission that wasn't Time: How Operation Swarmer Fizzled

215. Building 7 fell but, wasn't affected by the towers. WTC ARCHITECT DESIGNED BUILDINGS FOR SAUDIS/BIN LADEN

Note about the WTC, from Wayne Andersen:

Ironic, is it not, that the architect of the World Trade Center, Minora Yamasaki, was also the architect for Saudi Arabia's King Fahed International Airport and its magnificent mosque, so beloved by Muslims of the Eastern Provinces. Ironic, too, is that a world trade center owes its history to the ancient Arabian caravansary. The ironical is what cannot be explained by cause and effect. The irony of all ironies is the slaughter of innocents in the name of God.

216.Testified, w/ Cheney, before the 9/11 Commission but refused to be sworn in. Loose Change Part 1

217. Won't explain why the War costs so much or why it's taking so long. Monthly costs of Iraq, Afghan wars approach that of Vietnam

218. Pat Robertson was told there wouldn't be any deaths. The Rev. Pat Robertson said President Bush dismissed his warning that the United States would suffer heavy casualties in Iraq and told the television evangelist just before the beginning of the war that "we're not going to have any casualties."

219. Every American owes $30,000 toward the debt. Every American now owes $30,000 in national debt.

220. 16 words were a lie. Why This Bush Lie?

221. Karen Hughes as Propaganda Czar of the Middle East. Karen P. Hughes

222. NOLA Flyover by officials, but no air drops of food and water. Radio captures the horror, exhaustion

223. Nunn-Lugar under-funded by $45.5 Million and 100 other facts and 1 opinion - from The Nation

224. Project T.I.P.S. Operation TIPS - Terrorism Information and Prevention System. The Federal Government Begins a "Citizen Watch" In Prissy's neighborhood, each time a T.I.P.'s sign went up, someone almost immediately took it down. They finally quit putting a new one up...

225. Free Speech "Zones" The administration quarantines dissent

226. FREEDOM MENTAL HEALTH ORDER/ TMAP New Freedom Commission on Mental Health More government officials will know your looney-but there is no funding for treatment. Typical neoRepublican idea...

Quotes of the Day

From Constant: Congress knows they face a credible threat of being held accountable with a New Constitution. They need to hear your voices -- not at the election, but now: "Do your job, or we will lawfully revoke the power you abuse and do not assert; we will make your failure to do your job a crime. You no longer have absolute immunity."

"If we in the Congress donĂ‚’t stand up for ourselves and for the American people, we become complicit in his law breaking.' -- Senator Feingold (They know Senator, that is why they won't cooperate)

I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave. --E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970), as a small child

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.--Harper Lee (1926 - ), To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.--Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976)

The idea of all-out nuclear war is unsettling.--Walter Goodman

Next Week! The Crying Game...Is Ann Coulter really a former drag queen? Is "she" even a "she"? We have the pictures, you decide...

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