Wednesday, April 12, 2006

He Said, She Said -They Think We Don't Know What They Said

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Houston Chronicle Skilling denies knowing about any secret side deals

Skilling also contradicted quite a bit of testimony from Dave Delainey, former CEO of both Enron's troubled retail division and its profit-generating North American trading unit.

Delainey testified Skilling gave him a hug when he told his boss about the cash they were piling up in the trading division during the West Coast energy crisis. Delainey said Skilling did not want to show the world those profits because it would show how much risk they were taking.

But Skilling today said he was happy with Delainey because he was going to put cash aside in a reserve that Skilling thought prudent given the volatility in the market.

Speaking of Texas, Prissy will have a report from Camp Casey this weekend from a Military Families Speak Out member on the ground in Crawford. On Saturday, May 13th in Washington D.C. there will be a large protest of Veterans, military families and other concerned citizens marching against the war in Iraq. More details to follow...

Camp Casey Update: Fourteen Arrested in Crawford

UPDATE 6:25 PM ET: I just spoke to Cindy Sheehan and Ann Wright. Fourteen were arrested and are still being held, including Daniel Ellsberg and Dede Miller (Cindy's sister). Cindy and Ann chose to not be arrested, and to run the camp. Seven of the 14 arrested had also been arrested for the same charge previously and have been demanding a day in court to test the law. They may all be released this evening around 6,7,or 8 p.m. CT, on bail plus a $30 administrative fee each.

Listen to Cindy on the Peter B Collins show this evening, 8:30 - 9 p.m. ET, with Brad Friedman at

From Commondreams Via Bellacaio Final Jeopardy: Asking the Right Question About the President’s Involvement in the CIA Leak Affair

We now have sufficient information to frame the Final Jeopardy! question. This is it:

Is a President, on the eve of his reelection campaign, legally entitled to ward off political embarrassment and conceal past failures in the exercise of his office by unilaterally and informally declassifying selected -- as well as false and misleading -- portions of a classified National Intelligence Estimate that he has previously refused to declassify, in order to cause such information to be secretly disclosed under false pretenses in the name of a "former Hill staffer" to a single reporter, intending that reporter to publish such false and misleading information in a prominent national newspaper?

The answer is obvious: No. Such a misuse of authority is the very essence of a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States. It is also precisely the abuse of executive power that led to the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon.

Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience. During her tenure, she was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force and Chief of the San Jose Branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Her pieces have appeared in The Nation magazine, the L.A. Times, Salon, and Mother Jones. She writes regularly for TomDispatch. She may be contacted at

The Prissy Patriot also considers here an American hero for speaking out.

Examiner Sheehan Returns to Protest Near Bush Ranch

CRAWFORD, Texas - Peace activist Cindy Sheehan returned to Texas on Wednesday for another war protest near President Bush's ranch, although he was to spend the weekend at Camp David.

The anti-war demonstrators accused Bush, who has spent every Easter at his Crawford ranch since he was elected, of running from them and their message to bring the U.S. troops home from Iraq immediately.

"We chased him away from his ranch," said Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004. "We protest all over the country without him being in attendance, so I don't think it takes away (from this vigil) a bit because he never met with us anyway. It wasn't even like we ever sat down and had sweet tea together."

Say what you want to about Cindy-but if it isn't nice, don't say it here. Prissy gives Cindy all the credit for keeping the war in Iraq on the front pages. She is a major reason the public started paying attention.

The "Sheehan factor" is directly responsible for the erosion of support for the war. Look at the polls when Cindy got things rolling; look at them now.

Dubya, you see, kept telling people mothers wanted their soldier children to die for his cause. This war was just, it was right, blah, blah...Cindy and other military families knew better and started asking questions.

Cindy was kind enough to absorb the stings and blows the right wing is known to attack with. This is true warrior fashion-Cindy's son must have been an excellent soldier.

As for the neocons continuing their attacks...They refuse to put on their manners for anyone's mother. They overlook that Cindy has the truth on her side and would like the rest of us to do the same. Too late, the truth cannot be stopped. God and the devil know Karl did his best...

FRIDAY UPDATES: The never dull National Enquirer, which still hasn't been sued by Dubya for this. Hmm...Published on: 09/21/2005

Another source said: "I'm only surprised to hear that he hadn't taken a shot sooner. Before Katrina, he was at his wit's end. I've known him for years. He's been a good ol' Texas boy forever. George had a drinking problem for years that most professionals would say needed therapy. He doesn't believe in it [therapy], he never got it. He drank his way through his youth, through college and well into his thirties. Everyone's drinking around him."

From TruthOut Libby Filing: A Denial and a Mystery By Jason Leopold

Libby's court filing of late Wednesday evening does little to refute the government's charges against him.

Defense attorneys for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said in a court filing late Wednesday that the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't remember a conversation he had with a State Department official in June 2003 in which the official told Libby that Valerie Plame Wilson worked for the CIA.

But the conversation did take place, according to current and former administration officials and attorneys who have remained close to the two-year-old CIA leak probe. At least a half-dozen witnesses who testified before a grand jury over the past two years said that they were at the meeting when Marc Grossman, the former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, told Libby that Plame Wilson worked for the CIA, according to attorneys and US officials close to the two-year-old CIA leak probe. Grossman also told Libby that Plame Wilson got the CIA to send her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, on a fact-finding trip to Niger in February 2002 to check out reports that Iraq tried to purchase uranium from the African country. Wilson took the trip and reported back to the CIA in March that he found no evidence that Iraq tried to acquire uranium.

"It's not just Mr. Grossman's word against Mr. Libby's," said one former State Department official knowledgeable about the substance of the conversation between Grossman and Libby. "There were other people present at the meeting at the time when Mr. Grossman provided Mr. Libby with details about Ms. Plame's employment with the agency. There is an abundance of evidence Mr. Fitzgerald has that will prove this."

And this...

Grossman has provided FBI investigators and Fitzgerald with detailed information about the behind-the-scenes effort by Libby and other White House officials to undercut Ambassador Wilson's credibility. Grossman testified before a grand jury that the leak of Plame Wilson's name and CIA status to reporters was an "act of revenge" against her husband's criticism of the administration's use of the uranium claims in President Bush's January 28, 2003, State of the Union address.

National Review Cheney Authorized Leak Of CIA Report, Libby Says

There is a growing body of information showing that at the time Plame was outed the vice president was deeply involved in the effort to undermine her husband.

Oh Come Now- how long have all the other "educated" people known this?

Rumsfeld rejects calls to quit

"There are I don't know what 3, 4, 5, 6,000 generals ... And that doesn't surprise me at all, in the middle of a war, that people are going to disagree with this or have a different opinion," said Rumsfeld.

"We have different opinions inside this building (Pentagon) all the time. And you expect that," he told the Dubai-based satellite news channel. "I respect their views."

Really, is that why you smeared so many of them who told the same thing before the war? However they get him out, nearly all Americans will be glad to see him go.

CNN Quick Poll: Created: Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 18:37:20 EDT

Do you think it is time for a new Defense Secretary?

Yes 86% 88719 votes

No 14% 14966 votes

Total: 103,685 votes

Report says Rumsfeld allowed Guantanamo abuse

The report at, titled "What Rumsfeld Knew," comes amid calls by a string of respected military commanders for the Pentagon chief to resign to take responsibility for U.S. military setbacks in Iraq.

Rumsfeld spoke regularly to Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, a key figure in the treatment of detainees in Iraq and Guantanamo, during the interrogation of Mohammed al-Kahtani, a Saudi suspected to have been an intended September 11 hijacker, the Salon report said.

Kahtani received "degrading and abusive" treatment by soldiers who were following the interrogation plan Rumsfeld had approved, Salon said, quoting the 391-page report, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

From Lew Rockwell Another Bush 9/11 Lie Exposed

Bush’s obsessive focus on Flight 93 shifted public attention to heroic citizens and away from incompetent bureaucrats. But Bush had no excuse not to know that his Flight 93 allegory was a sham. FBI director Robert Mueller told a closed congressional hearing in 2002 that Flight 93 crashed a few minutes after one of the hijackers "advised [Ziad] Jarrah [the hijacker piloting the plane] to crash the plane and end the passengers’ attempt to retake the airplane." An August 2003 Associated Press report noted that the FBI’s interpretation, "based on the government’s analysis of cockpit recordings, discounts the popular perception of passengers grappling with terrorists to seize the plane’s controls." No one did more to popularize the bogus version of events than Bush. (emphasis-pp)

The FBI director’s conclusion was not made public until the report of the joint congressional intelligence committees was released in late July 2003.

From Rolling Stone Magazine The secret history of the most corrupt man in Washington Meet Mr. Republican: Jack Abramoff Dear readers, a long article but very interesting read. About Jack's kind...

One of the ugliest developments in American culture since Abramoff's obscure Cold Warrior days in the Eighties has been the raging but highly temporary success of various "smart guys" who upon closer examination aren't all that smart. There was BALCO steroid scum Victor Conte ("The smartest son of a b**ch I ever met in my life," said one Olympian client), Enron's "smartest guys in the room" Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay, and, finally, "ingenious dealmaker" Jack Abramoff. Somewhere along the line, in the years since the Cold War, Americans as a whole became such craven, bum-licking, self-absorbed fat cats that they were willing to listen to these fifth-rate prophets who pretended that the idea that rules could be broken was some kind of earth-shattering revelation -- as though they had f**king invented fraud and cheating. But to a man, they all turned out to be dumb, incompetent f**kups, destined to bring us all down with them -- not even good at being criminals.

From CNN- Look they actually let this officer and gentleman tell the truth! Another general joins ranks opposing Rumsfeld

Swannack, who served more than 30 years in the Army, said part of the problem at the Pentagon is Rumsfeld's system of promoting senior leaders.

"If you understand what Secretary Rumsfeld has done in his time in the Pentagon, he personally is the one who selects the three-star generals to go forward to the president for the Senate to confirm."

Swannack also criticized the way the war was being run before he retired.

In May 2004, while still on active duty, Swannack told the Washington Post that he thought the United States was losing strategically in Iraq.

And you will never believe this...The White House has defended Rumsfeld, saying he is "doing a very fine job."

OK, hardheads. Go out like foolish old men...the retired Generals however, have The Prissy Patriot's utmost respect for taking on Rumsfield. May God Bless you for it.

From TBR News Voice of the White House April 10

Many senior military personages are beginning to say that Bush should be physically removed from office lest he utterly destroy the United States., and similar sentiments are being expressed in different influential quarters.

Hey, Prissy is just telling you what they said. You already know she is pro-soldier. Dearest Readers, you may want to read over the West Point Graduates Against the War's highlights of the laws and treaties broken by Bush and company, on their site. There comes a time when a taking a civically responsible and lawful stand means to refuse unlawful orders. Prissy will leave that determination to the experts.

ANSA from Italy in English Prodi confirms withdrawal from Iraq

In a series of comments to the media on his foreign policy objectives, the former European Commission chief also confirmed that he would be more pro-Brussels and less pro-Washington than Premier Silvio Berlusconi .

Much of the foreign interest in Prodi's foreign policy focused on Italy's involvement in Iraq. The country did not take part in the US-led war but sent troops later for peacekeeping and reconstruction .

Prodi and the centre left opposed Italian involvement from the start. "We will withdraw our troops from Iraq in agreement with the Baghdad government and we will send a civilian contingent to help with the reconstruction," he said in an article in French daily Le Monde .

Pressed to say exactly when the troops would come home, Prodi later told Italian television that the Berlusconi government had already said soldiers would be pulled out by the end of 2006 ."We will respect that deadline," he said .

Italy took care of their right wing nut problem. Berlusconi was too much like fascism from the old days. No wonder he and Dubya were fast friends.

Italy did not, however, have enough electronic voting machines for Berlusconi to "pull a Bush". They use paper ballots-most of the world's democracies do.

Just when you thought she couldn't get any crazier, Condi does it again. Rice on Iran: 'We can't let this continue'

Iran said Tuesday it had enriched uranium at a level of concentration high enough to operate a nuclear power plant, defying last month's U.N. Security Council presidential statement calling for Tehran to suspend the program.

"When the Security Council reconvenes [later this month], I think it will be time for action," Rice said. "We can't let this continue."

Rice did not elaborate on what type of action the Security Council should take, but senior State Department officials said it could include a move to impose a travel ban against Iranian officials and freezing assets of the regime.

The latter is already in effect in the United States, but a U.N. resolution would mean all 185 U.N. members would have to also freeze assets of the Iranian regime.

And that will not happen, because as much as everyone grips about Iran, they won't stop taking their money. Go ahead, ask Dick Cheney if KBR or Halliburton still does any business with Iran, Prissy dares you...or does Dick just call that offshore business?

Reuters UK soldier jailed for refusing to go to Iraq

ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British air force doctor who refused to go to Iraq was jailed for eight months on Thursday after being found guilty by a court martial of disobeying orders.

Australian-born Malcolm Kendall-Smith refused to go to Iraq in 2005, arguing the war was a crime. The judge ruled that the British presence in Iraq was legal and told the five-officer panel acting as a jury to ignore the officer's arguments.

The case is the first of its kind in Britain over the war in Iraq.

The doctor/soldier is jailed and the jury was told to ignore his argument for defense? Why did they bother with a "trial"? To hear his argument is to know the war would be considered illegal in any court willing to properly hear the case!

WaPo- Friday Judge in CIA Leak Case Threatens Gag Order

He made the threat a week after special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who is investigating leaks to the media by administration officials about a CIA operative, wrote in a court filing that President Bush and Vice President Cheney had authorized Libby to release information to the media from a classified intelligence report.


In a related development, The Post yesterday was subpoenaed by Libby's defense team to produce records related to the case that the newspaper had not turned over to Fitzgerald. Eric Lieberman, a counsel at The Post, said the newspaper would comply by providing Libby with a complete copy of a memorandum by Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward from his interview with Libby on June 27, 2003.

More about 911...from The Truth Seeker On 9/11: Was the Asbestos-Laced World Trade Center "Disposable"? Original on Portland's Indymedia

But as more eyewitness and expert reports surface regarding the controlled demolition, reports are also revealing that the buildings--in particular, the twin towers--were functionally obsolete and plagued with problems, including asbestos-related problems which would have been extremely expensive to solve. And just a few months before 9/11 (and just weeks before transferring the WTC into privatized ownership), the Port Authority of New York lost its ten-year legal battle with insurers over the cost of needed asbestos-abatement work in the WTC.

It's becoming clear that the World Trade Center buildings were, in a word, "disposable."

It's also becoming clear that disposing of the World Trade Center may have been highly profitable for certain parties, separate and apart from the military/industrial/political profits being reaped in the so-called "War on Terrorism" which 9/11 made possible and which apparently will never end (perhaps because a "War on Terrorism" is, by definition, unwinnable).

And it's totally clear that the "attack" on the Pentagon, by destroying a mostly unoccupied section of the building, hit the Pentagon where it was most "disposable."

From Miami (OH) University listserv Port Authority Details 9/11 Records Losses in WTC Tragedy This is a partial list of what was destroyed on Sept 11, in the World Trade Towers. Hmm, another amazing Bushworld coincidence.

Legal Claims and Litigation, all years. Summons, Complaints and other papers used in lawsuits in which the Law Dept is a party. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey versus Affiliated FM - 3358 boxes of records issued from the Port Authority Records Center - originals - B-4 2 WTC Asbestos Litigation Task Force Repository, and other locations in the WTC Complex - all asbestos related material to be kept permanently - all records kept by Serge Benjamin, Manager of the Asbestos Litigation Task Force

Legal Claims and Litigation, all years. Summons, Complaints and other papers used in lawsuits in which the Law Dept is a party. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey versus Allied - 3000 boxes of records issued from the Port Authority Records Center - originals - B-4 2 WTC Asbestos Litigation Task Force Repository, and other locations in the WTC Complex - all asbestos related material to be kept permanently - all records kept by Serge Benjamin, Manager of the Asbestos Litigation Task Force.

RAW Story Exclusive Prosecutor, Libby make new filings in CIA leak case

The prosecutor in the CIA leak case has corrected an assertion he made in a court filing last week about actions taken by I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, to disclose portions of a prewar intelligence report on Iraq.

Among other things, Libby's filing slams the media for "falsely" accusing him of lying to a New York Times writer when he leaked classified information in the spring of 2003; an action which was recently revealed in another filing by the special prosecutor to be upon President Bush's authority, though perhaps not directly.

"Perhaps not surprisingly, given the media'’s overwhelming interest in this case, an erroneous statement in the government's response brief led to stories in the press that falsely accused Mr. Libby of making inaccurate statements ,– or even lying to reporter Judith Miller about the contents of the NIE," a footnote in Libby's filing reads. "The government has since written a letter to the Court to indicate that, consistent with his grand jury testimony, Mr. Libby did not tell Ms. Miller "that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

"Instead, during his testimony, Mr. Libby drew careful distinctions between the key judgments of the NIE about WMD and its section on uranium," Libby's filing continues. "Accordingly, there is no basis for the media reports that accused Mr. Libby of misrepresenting the key judgments of the NIE to Ms. Miller."

Nothing much to worry about. Fitz has Libby nailed down tight on the charges.

Homeland Stupidity Ohio poll workers indicted for fudging 2004 recount

Three Cuyahoga County, Ohio, election workers have been indicted on charges that they improperly conducted the recount of ballots after the 2004 election.

The special prosecutor in the case, Kevin Baxter, said that there was no evidence of vote fraud, but that the workers were trying to avoid having to conduct a public hand recount of the county'’s ballots.

The Ohio recount process involves recounting three percent of the ballots by hand and by machine, and if the counts match, then recounting the remainder of the ballots by machine. But if the counts don't match exactly after two attempts, then every ballot in the county must be recounted by hand.

The officials in the Ohio 2004 Board of Elections refused to sign off on final results. But they did in 2000. Hmm.

Speaking of voting... Vote Trust USA Commissioner Met With Election Activists On Saturday

The current vice chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Ray Martinez submitted his resignation to President George W. Bush this morning. Mr. Martinez' resignation will become effective June 30, 2006. He cited family considerations as his primary reason for stepping down and lauded his colleagues at the EAC and the agency's staff for their continued work on behalf of the nation.

Le Monde orignal in FrenchClinton: it is not enough to be the greatest power of the world

Without never evoking the war in Iraq nor to tackle explicitly the administration Bush, the speech of Mr. Clinton, pronounced at the International Monetary International Monetary Funds (the IMF), in presence in particular of its former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, had all the appearance of a criticism in rule of the foreign politics followed since 2001.

"Our preference must be to cooperate each time it is possible and to only act when must - or then you can only act each time it is possible and to cooperate when there is no alternative", added Mr. Clinton by choking a laughter - "we believe in the first solution, it was the idea of Fulbright and it was right". "What Fulbright in the context of the cold war recommended is even more, and not less, relevant today", underlined Mr. Clinton, making wish work to make of the United States "not only the greatest power of the world, but also the best partner in the fight for a shared dream".

Bill, if it wasn't for your surrogate father Bush 41 and your wife-Prissy might buy into that.

Truthout In Attics and Rubble, More Bodies and Question New Orleans

The bodies of storm victims are still being discovered in New Orleans - in March alone there were nine, along with one skull. Skeletonized or half-eaten by animals, with leathery, hardened skin or missing limbs, the bodies are lodged in piles of rubble, dangling from rafters or lying face down, arms outstretched on parlor floors. Many of them, like Ms. Blanchard, were overlooked in initial searches.

A landlord in the Lakeview section put a "for sale" sign outside a house, unaware that his tenant's body was in the attic. Two weeks ago, searchers in the Lower Ninth Ward found a girl, believed to be about 6, wearing a blue backpack. Nearby, they found part of a man who the authorities believe might have been trying to save her.

On Friday, contractors found a body in the attic of a home in the Gentilly neighborhood that had been searched twice before, officials said.

In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, there were grotesque images of bodies left in plain sight. Officials in Louisiana recovered more than 1,200 bodies, but the process, hamstrung by money shortages and red tape, never really ended.

Germany's Der Speigel "The War Is Bad for the Economy"

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, 63, discusses the true $1 trillion cost of the Iraq conflict, its impact on the oil market and the questions of whether the West can afford to impose sanctions on Iran.

SPIEGEL: How did you calculate the costs of the war?

Stiglitz: The official figures are only the tip of an enormous iceberg. For instance, one of the costs of the war is that soldiers today get very seriously injured but stay alive, and we can keep them alive but at an enormous price.

SPIEGEL: Is this the biggest item in your calculations?

Stiglitz: It's very important. The Bush administration has been doing everything it can to hide the huge number of returning veterans who are severely wounded -- 17,000 so far including roughly 20 percent with serious brain and head injuries. Even the estimate of $500 billion ignores the lifetime disability and healthcare costs that taxpayers will have to spend for years to come. And the administration isn't even generous with veterans, widows and their kids.

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Columbia Missourian Not everyone happy with Bush's visit

Larry Brown, a protestor and church goer, said he was there in Christian faith. "I'’m here to say there are folks out there who do want peace,"” said Brown. He spoke out against, "“this administration'’s misuse of religious perspectives to justify violence and legal and moral behavior."

Mark Haim, director of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks said, "We'’re here to make a clear statement that it'’s time to end the war, it'’s time to bring our troops home safe and alive."”

Many at the protest agreed with Haim. Caya Tanski, leaned on a sign and said, "“The majority of the population now is opposed to the war and his ratings are very low and I think he needs to be reminded of that. I'm here because I think our country is going in a wrong direction."

And how will they ever know if we do not repeatedly remind them they work for us?

Don't forget this-WP Flashback from LiveJournal Another Major Bush Lie Leading to War RevealedBy Joby Warrick Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, April 12, 2006; A01

Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War Administration Pushed Notion of Banned Iraqi Weapons Despite Evidence to Contrary

On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile "biological laboratories." He declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."

The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.

A secret fact-finding mission to Iraq -- not made public until now -- had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. Leaders of the Pentagon-sponsored mission transmitted their unanimous findings to Washington in a field report on May 27, 2003, two days before the president's statement.

From Talk Left Late Night Filing: Libby Responds to Fitzgerald

The defense has the right to argue at trial that Mr. Libby's actions with respect to the NIE were authorized at the highest levels of the Executive Branch, and would be entitled to bolster such arguments with documents and testimony.

(ie, ask Cheney or Bush to testify)

How's come Scooter? Did those nasty bullies throw you to the wolves? Of course they did-there is no honor amongst thieves. Gee Scooter, we assumed everyone knew that...

See the 29 page Pacer filing in pdf here.

Scooter Libby's mug shot

Firedoglake Good Point, Harry

Obscured in all of this "can he/can't he declassify" discussion about the NIE is the fact that Scooter Libby leaked the contents of two other documents that were not declassified to Judy Miller. Given the care Libby took to check with Addington before releasing the NIE, I think it's quite likely he wasn'’t acting as a "lone wolf" when he spoke about the other documents as well.

And I'’m sure this matter did not escape the questioning of Patrick Fitzgerald, either. While I have no doubt Bush and Cheney felt they had the ability to order this stuff leaked as well under their grand theory of the Unitary Executive, I wonder what people in the country would think if they knew the extent of the Administration'’s arrogance on this front.

I absolutely believe Fitzgerald did not release his biggest bombshells, but was merely raising a giant well-timed fist to keep them from screwing around with the legality of his appointment, or some other sort of mischief we know nothing about.

Prissy concurs-Fitzgerald certainly has more bombshells for this cabal, up his experienced RICO sleeve. It won't be much longer until we find out. If he waits too much longer, these boys will have to be placed into "protective custody" for their own good-once the American people realize the gravity of all that Dubya and friends have done.

Told you we despise his ways...Americans are waking up! MSNBC Live Vote

Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment? * 236,088 responses

Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial. 86%

No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching "high crimes and misdemeanors." 4.4%

No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching. 7.6%

I don't know. 1.8%

Dearest Readers, please take this poll! It asks If the U.S. military determined they would not support illegal orders (as determined by JAG's), would you support them? Support The Troops

Never in a million years, did Prissy ever think this kind of question need to be addressed in the United States of America...

Happy Easter and Happy Passover from The Prissy Patriot...

Quotes of the Day

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.-- Dr. Marston Bates, American zoologist

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.--Tom Stoppard Jumpers (1972)

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. (Rummy maybe your critics are correct- you've done enough)-- Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.--Zeuxis (~400 BC), from Pliny the Elder, Natural History

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'-- Theodore Roosevelt