Prissy will give fair warning today- unlike this current form of anti-American government. What she witnessed in Washington and read in the latest international news has her on the warpath toward demanding her birthright-the Constitution- from this government.
If this gang of thugs deprive us of our votes this November, expect massive civil disobedience in the streets. Old folks and our young people will be out in force, demanding our rights.
The angry young'uns will be burning things down in Prissy's opinion-keeping in mind she has worked with thousands of juvenile delinquents...How can we say they have no justification toward the anger of having their futures stolen ?
Note to politicians: It is becoming more and more difficult to convince young people laws should be followed when they see "leaders" flagrantly breaking them in front of the entire world-and then changing laws for crimes they commit retroactively. Leaders continue upon this course at their own peril.
Note to our justifiably angry young people- please stick to the non-violent tactics for now. As tempting as it may be to meet their violence against us head on, it would make us no better than them. We wish to prove most people want peace, even in the face of vehement disagreement. If defensive force must be used to take back our stolen government, that is the responsibility of our military-what's left of it anyway...
Constant points out, this cabal has left the United States open to intervention from foreign nations-purely from a legal standpoint.
The stunning lack of character and integrity tolerated in our officials, A.K.A. public servants and in some military brass, cannot continue indefinitely. They will find themselves answering for their continued destruction to the security of the United States-and the world. Thus, their scramble to legalize what the cabal have already committed under the guise of national security. Their catch all phrase didn't work for Nixon, either.
Prissy isn't gunning for her Dearest Readers, of course-but all of those who are in a position to stop what is happening and yet repeatedly do nothing, watching "Survivor" and preferring to look the other way.
The populace, as a whole-acts as though they are Dubya's abused children; while they may know Daddy Dubya is "no good", the fear is now ingrained into them as to when he will next raise his hand to rebuke them.
Be thankful to those true survivors, educated long ago in dealing with these bullies-as they know what to do with them. The world knows too, as their own history have witnessed such bullies rising to power, controlling the populace for a while-until they suffered the agonizing, but inevitable defeat. This bully has but one "friend" in this fight-Israel- and Prissy assures you they cannot and will not come to our rescue. No one looks forward to the chaos sure to ensue.
Say what you will about Dick Nixon, but he was at least cognizant enough to know when to step down. These goons are delusional- Prissy has been told by several evangelicals, this cabal is demon possessed.
Perhaps we should be calling a priest, instead of a prosecutor. The national security for the people of the United States (or anyplace else) was never a concern for these neorepublicans. It was of course all about money and power.
Their own personal safety is another story...their enemies are now many. Even once loyal allies hold them in disdain, even if they are too polite to say it aloud.
While other invasions such as Vietnam were just as foolish and just as destructive to the principals of our nation, this war brings with it a major difference.
The vindictive souls currently in charge, have enough weaponry (conventional and nuclear) at their disposal to kill each of us twelve times. (A true statistic!) They now have the ability make the earth uninhabitable for generations yet to come, if not destroy it completely. All out nuclear war would poison the water and food supply, as well as the air.
Keep in mind this Bush league has tossed out the "Mutual Assured Destruction theory" of warfare. If Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is as half as crazy as Bush, Rummy, Pace and Abizaid claim he is, we are in really big trouble.
Pace and Abizaid have completely abdicated their duty to the Constitution in favor of their civilian leader. How they have personally cheapened the knight in shining armor role our soldiers should be by forcing them in this illegal war.
However, they are foolish to believe they alone will escape the punishment of their continued course of highly illegal actions.
The president of Iran may or may not be "in their league." Prissy hasn't personally met him and cannot say.
But Prissy will say this; if there is a violent bully her neighborhood-one that already beat up her neighbors- she won't wait until he starts pounding relentlessly at the door, to load the gun. She'll be ready for him when he kicks that door in.
Likewise will Iran, Syria or any other country feeling the threat of Bushco. Bush has already proved pre-emptive, incompetently executed wars are his specialty and probably his legacy. Oh he would like to blame the military for his blunders, but we all know the tone is set at the top. This former AWOL soldier has bragged about his "commander-in-chief" status as a "war president" once too often.
Our top military brass submitting to him are fools too, if they think they should continue to follow his orders. Orders not only contrary to our own American standards, laws and treaties- including what Amnesty International calls human decency. The same Amnesty International they have all quoted like a broken record, when referring to Saddam-pre-invasion, that is.
This cabal has every desire to break the military and replace them with mercenaries. They haven't sworn an oath to uphold the constitution...
Dubya always wants to take the low road- the cheaters way-as he has done his entire life. (See MBA majors more likely to cheat-who needed a study to verify this? Look at the world of Wall Street for further examples)
Prissy will never be ashamed to call herself an American. But the shame this band of brotherhood will carry all of their days was their willingness to sell out their fellow citizens, our soldiers and the American way of life for profit.
Gloomy Outlook From Anwar Province In Iraq or why its time to leave and allow the Iraqi people to run their own country without Dubya's meddling...
PrissyBalls seemed to go over rather well at the House of representatives. No one threw Prissy out, dressed in an original 1966 hot pink suit, complete with pill box hat. Sure she got a few hostile looks, mostly from women. Perhaps they thought Prissy was unaware she was wearing outdated clothing...the men, oddly enough smiled. They "got it."
Indeed ladies, it was a joke- a costume if you will. Prissy is sure they must have been republicans, because her lady dem friends embraced the idea wholeheartedly. But its nearly common knowledge republican women with a sense of humor are in short supply. It's no wonder, can't completely blame the dears...Prissy blames their men!
Maybe this is a symptom of spending too much time with republican men that prefer hookers, opposed to their wives...or someone like mAnn Coulter. And let's face it, what kind of woman can compete with that?
Military News-Ohio has at least one National Guard battalion and Army reserve unit scheduled to step off in Afghanistan in 2007, leaving Ohio wide open without protection once again. In May of 2005, we had a mere 12% of the guard left in the state-mostly older guys with back problems and high blood pressure. Now they go too...There are about twenty US "military advisers" of high rank currently in Iran.
Former unit members and Weldon have held for more than a year that Able Danger discovered intelligence in 2000 on Atta and others that should have been a tip-off of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and led to the Bush administration's war on terrorism.
Shaffer has said Pentagon lawyers prevented the team from warning the FBI. Others associated with Able Danger, including the team's former leader, Navy Capt. Scott Phillpott, have made statements similar to Shaffer's.
According to the inspector's report, investigators interviewed four witnesses who claimed to have seen a chart depicting Atta and possibly other terrorists or "cells" involved in the attacks.
In addition, the inspector general concluded that the destruction of Able Danger documents was appropriate and complied with regulations and the data-mining program was not shuttered prematurely.
Weldon tried, but they went after him too. It is never a surprise when someone gives in to the Bushies. Tony Schaffer is a brave patriot and this is another case of Bushco dirty deeds against a truth teller. Prissy shudders to think what all will be discovered when the cabal is gone, considering what they have already been responsible for. It would be incidents such as these which make Prissy lose much patience with Fitz' and the snails pace of his case.
Good Lord Fitz, Prissy has enough unclassified information on her site to charge them-surely you have everything you need and then some by now. Like Nike says "Just Do IT!"
During her talk at Camp Democracy, former federal prosecutor Elizabeth del la Vega said she could potentially charge them , based on publicly available information, with "intent to defraud the United States government based upon the war in Iraq."
Able Danger couldn't stop 9/11, the Aug 6 PDB couldn't stop it- nor could the numerous foreign intelligence agencies which also warned of impending attack- because this administration either did not care or they wanted it to happen. If one looks at the "Project for the New American Century" conclusions are obvious...
Sure they could be drug out in front of the Hague-but the international criminal court does not allow the death penalty. All Prissy is saying is there are some very limited cases which cry out for just such a penalty...
Geocities- Listen to General Peter Pace's mouth tell us soldiers have a DUTY to disobey illegal and/or immoral orders...so what is HE waiting for? Peter Pace talks out of the side of his mouth regarding illegal orders
Findlaw Thoughts on the "Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act of 2006" by John Dean
When the use of tribunals was first suggested in 2001, I was among those who thought it a sound concept. The devil, however, arrived later with the details. It never occurred to me (and most people) that Bush & Co. would design a system more befitting a totalitarian state than a democratic nation that once led the world by its good example. Nor was it anticipated that Bush would play endless politics with terrorism.
Not surprisingly, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the makeshift, draconian procedures that the Bush Administration employed for military tribunals. Not unexpectedly, the high Court's ruling in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld closed down the tribunals. Hamdan also provided a blueprint for the type of system that would pass constitutional muster, thus providing both the Administration and the Congress with guidelines that would get the job done.
The Court found many problems with Bush's tribunals, in Hamdan: There was no legal basis for their existence, given that they had been created by order of the president without Congressional authority. In charging Hamdan with the crime of conspiracy, they had created an offense unknown to the laws of war. Moreover, and most fundamentally, the tribunals ignored the standards of the Geneva Conventions.
It is some kind of sick neorepublican joke to hear Gonzo wax on about the "vagueness of Geneva". How odd that in fifty years, not one other lawyer has complained of Geneva being "vague" -but Prissy bets most lawyers have tried at least one case, unlike Gonzo...
This is one more example regarding how Gonzo's legal system treats honest people. Its a shame Gonzo ever got to do more with his life than picking vegetables. At least then he would not have harmed so many...Chief Chambers can finally appeal her case to a Federal Appeals Court Bitterly Divided Board Split on Validity of Charges and Whistleblower Protection
The MSPB majority rejected whistleblower and First Amendment defenses, devoting only one paragraph to its reasoning as to why it decided the removal was justified. The dissent, by contrast, found Ms. Chambers’ comments to be protected under federal whistleblower law. Moreover, the dissent found that every one of the four remaining administrative charges against Ms. Chambers (two had been rejected in an earlier ruling) were either not supported by the evidence or were actions not constituting any offense at all.
“We will immediately and vigorously pursue an appeal of this extremely questionable ruling,” stated PEER General Counsel Richard Condit, a lawyer for Chambers, noting that the Board majority took nearly 18 months to issue its barely 24-page decision. “If this ruling is allowed to stand, it will be much more difficult for civil servants to report security breakdowns free from official reprisal – a development that will leave this country far less secure.”
The legal issues in the Chambers case revolve around whether a federal employee can be fired for telling the truth in the absence of explicit rules barring disclosure. The case marks the first time that a new category of “law enforcement sensitive” information has been used as a basis for discipline. In addition, the case involves the right of federal employees to communicate with Congress.
The MSPB majority decision ignored a number of the more than 40 legal errors raised in Chambers’ petition. The majority also skipped over consideration of whether the charges against Chambers are even offenses that merit discipline.
LA Times Bush Bows to Senators on Detainees The White House agrees to new rules banning the most controversial CIA tactics but allowing a secret interrogation program to continue.
In a major concession to Arizona Sen. John McCain and other Republicans, the administration dropped its efforts to have Congress redefine U.S. obligations under the Geneva Convention. The compromise bill in effect bans the most controversial CIA interrogation tactics, including water boarding, a form of simulated drowning, said those involved in the negotiations.
At the same time, the agreement gives Bush the legal protections he said were needed to preserve a secret CIA interrogation program. The compromise bill would allow Bush the latitude to employ interrogation tactics which go beyond legal limits set for the U.S. military.
Both McCain and Bush hailed the agreement, saying their most important priorities had been met.
"There is no doubt that the integrity and letter and spirit of the Geneva Conventions have been preserved," McCain said after hours of closed-door, often tense negotiations.
Legal protections to cover their rears-but Prissy hopes that still won't be enough. Torture is wrong, the military has many studies disproving it as a means of eliciting accurate information.
Seattle Times U.S. troop numbers in Iraq not likely to drop soon
In recent days, U.S. military commanders have delivered a bleak message about Iraq: The number of American troops there is not likely to be substantially reduced anytime soon.
Yet the force may have been strained near the breaking point by frequent deployments to the region, say experts. That means in the months to come, the Pentagon could face increased pressure to expand the size of the active-duty Army, or rely even more heavily on call-ups of National Guard and Reserve units.
Recruiting more soldiers would take time. But any kind of action might be welcomed by those already in uniform, many of whom have served multiple tours of duty in the Middle East. "As a matter of fairness, we should be trying to help these people," says Michael O'Hanlon, a military expert at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
Well, at least the folks at the Brookings Institute care about our soldiers...
TBR too interesting not to print... and no one has proved him wrong yet. Voice of the White House Sept 19 2006
Washington, D.C., September 19, 2006:” I recall some time back, when a light plane strayed into the “Forbidden Zone” around the White House, a panic evacuation of the staff was hilarious to watch. All kinds of panting chubbies, clutching pictures of Mom or their favorite plant, waddled away from the supposedly doomed Monkey Palace, tongues out, eyes bulging with fright. Now, everything is reversed. Now the fear-crazed ones are rushing into the White House, babbling with animal fear. A stray plane? No, the perception (rarely spoken of before) that the GOP will for sure lose the House and very probably the Senate in November has raised the equal probability that if the Democrats are successful, many now looting and shoving baskets full of bribe money into their car trunks will end up disgraced and poverty stricken. But Our Beloved Leader, George Bush is in an actual state of acute fear that he might be impeached (likely) and, even more frightening, hauled before the World Court as a war criminal! Joy to contemplate! But George will not be alone. From someone in the French Embassy, I learn that “certain current American supporters” are actually plotting to commit blasphemy and make Bush and his vicious and lunatic cronies pay the price. I was told, partially in jest, that if the IDF dared to invade Lebanon again with French “peacekeepers” in place, they are under orders to return fire and blast the IDF into small pieces. Note that the French have a competent air force and Israel would then get back in spades what they did to the innocent Lebanese civilians. My French friend said, over lunch, that it was fine for Israel to slaughter Arab children and old people in Palestine and Gaza but when they encounter real men, they run away, whimpering. Egypt is being pressured by the Muslim Brotherhood to abrogate their treaty with Israel and join the other Arab states. Hezbollah has, in only a few weeks, proved the IDF to be a paper tiger and paper burns brightly. (See Blake on this)”
A nasty succession battle is now heating up at the paper, punctuated by allegations of racism, sexism and unprofessional conduct, that has implications far beyond its fractious newsroom. According to several reliable inside sources, Preston Moon, the youngest son of Korean Unification Church leader and Times financier Sun Myung Moon, has initiated a search committee to find a replacement for editor in chief Wesley Pruden—a replacement who is not Pruden’s handpicked successor, managing editor Francis Coombs.
All of the above...but it takes after its owner.
A federal lawsuit filed in Cleveland today charges that Ohio's Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, and the Director of its Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS), Barbara Riley, have violated the rights of thousands of low-income Ohioans by failing to provide voter registration opportunities in public assistance offices as required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA is a federal law enacted 13 years ago to encourage voter registration and turnout in elections.
The lawsuit, brought by Carrie Harkless, Tameca Mardis and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), alleges that offices of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services failed to provide Ms. Harkless, Ms. Mardis and thousands of other low-income Ohioans with the opportunity to register to vote or change their voter registration address during visits to DJFS offices to apply for or recertify their eligibility for public assistance benefits. Plaintiffs are represented by attorneys from the National Voting Rights Institute, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Dechert LLP, Brian Mellor of Project Vote, and Cleveland attorney Donna Taylor Kolis.
In an interview to air Sunday on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" program, Musharraf said that after the attacks, Richard Armitage, then deputy secretary of state, told Pakistan's intelligence director that the United States would bomb his country if it didn't help fight terrorists.
He said that Armitage had told him, "Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age."
Armitage disputed the language attributed to him but did not deny the message was a strong one, according to CBS.
Dubya, give a vieled threat through one of his hit men? Say it ain't so...Are we to believe Musharraf kept this to himself, all this time?
Quotes of the Day
Quotes of the Day
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.--Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982), The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.--Chinese Proverb
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.--Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), The Gay Science, section 19
Truth is truth.To the end of reckoning.--William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Measure for Measure", Act 5 scene 1