This is not the first time congress has lied to the American people. They have proved by lying us into Iraq, that laws do not matter to them.
A crime has been alledged to have been committed against a minor. The media is responding almost like the good all days.
They should, it could be their own child next...Keep in mind the pedophile priest episode, which is still not over- educated most parents about this kind of predator.
The list of pedophiles of the GOP
And Oh my, Rove's spin machine is broken. He has dealt so with many things, but he is not a specialist in kiddie sex crimes. Or is he? We shall soon know.
Anyone who condones or defends the "Foley Five" is either a dabbler themselves, or an enabler as there is no gray area on this crime. How's that for your black and white world view neorepublicans?
As many of her Dearest Readers already are aware-this kind of crime against children also happens to be the field she has experience in while working in juvenile corrections.
By the time Prissy was in receipt of these youth, the damage to their young souls had been done. It was her job to help undo it. It was a difficult task, but very worthwhile work.
The first time we helped the youth to understand why they were not at fault, a large anger began to melt away from their hearts. Some had turned the anger onto others and some on themselves.
Contrary to myth, most people molested as children do not go on to molest others. In the case of children (or teens) molesting other children, that may not be the case.
Regardless, anger is the overriding characteristic left from such a life altering event.
Case in point, when Prissy was growing up, there was a boy named Drew in the neighborhood. He was about five years older than she. Drew didn't get along well with other three neighborhood boys his age.
Prissy didn't know why and didn't pay that much attention to him. There was also group of four more children, about five years younger than she and her three friends who did pay attention to Drew.
Everyone tended to play together in accordance with age- except Drew. He played with the children ten years younger-the three-five years old group.
The only game he played with them was hide and seek- at dusk. There were four little ones this age group- two little boys and two little girls.
All the parents thought that because there was almost no crime in our safe suburban street, certainly the children were safe playing in the spacious backyards-no one's was fenced.
When Drew was 19, he was picked up by police near a grade school. The police thought he was selling pot and he ended up doing a few years in prison. His mother went around with a petition to get him out and interestingly, most neighbors wouldn't sign...
We all grew-up and moved away, some of the kids parents are there to this day. It was a quiet suburban neighborhood and still is.
The little ones are now in their thirties, some with kids of their own. The four younger ones all seemed to have problems, dropping out of college, not holding jobs or working a job below their level of ability.
Prissy didn't think much about this until one of them fessed up to her-about four years ago. Drew had been molesting them all-for nearly four years, until they were about eight, since that was when Drew went to jail for selling pot.
To this day, none of them told their parents. People say all four of them? Yes, that's right. All of them and he still to this day has not done one day in jail for his crime.
In fact, Drew still lives in the same town, different house.
There are far more children there, than in the old neighborhood...
Note to politicians: The typical child molester is a married, heterosexual, middle aged white man. He usually prefers girls, but will molest boys too. One in four female children has been or will be molested, one in seven boys. Those are the stats.
Should our leaders let this go- well, you can see what determined mothers can do about how a nation views a war.
Fifty-two year old men, coming on to sixteen year old boys, will make it so much easier to throw you out. While a nation can somewhat support a war based on lies, knowing your own child can molested by these same politicians- those who pretend it was not classic grooming behavior- you might as well resign right now if you fail accountability on this issue.
You see, the people can forgive powerfule men's extra marital affairs (not Prissy) they may "forgive" their congressman for being gay-but forgive a child molester? Never!
Everyone of them (Hastert, Reynolds, Tony Snow and others) to whom it was known before Friday should resign immediately or face indictment. It is a crime to know that pedophile behavior is going on and not report it.
A sixteen year old "good kid" IE- one who tends to obey and respect authority figures-like congressmen-should have been protected right away. Anything less is complicity.
By the way, Prissy has never seen a juvenile deliquent who said they wanted to be a page in congress.
Shame on anyone who would ever blame this youth.
Star-Telegram TX Foley reportedly made teens uncomfortable
WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen former House pages say Rep. Mark Foley was known to be extraordinarily friendly in a way that made them uncomfortable but none say they received a sexual or suggestive overture from him during their time on Capitol Hill.
Yet many of them said they were uneasy about Foley's actions and felt awkward complaining to anyone about them.
"Mark Foley knew that he could get away with this type of behavior with male pages because he was a congressman," said Mark Beck-Heyman, a Democrat. "But many people on Capitol Hill, including many high-level Republican staffers and members, have known for over 11 years about what was going on and chose to do nothing."
In 1995, Beck-Heyman said, male House pages were warned to steer clear of the freshman Republican from Florida, who was already learning the names of the teen-agers, dashing off notes, letters and e-mails to them and asking them to join him for ice cream.
From the Desk of Patrick J Fitzgerald- nicely cited as always. Prissy just adores him, but who doesn't-besides the neocons? A Prissy Patriot hat tip to Fitz Chicken And Egg..?
Let's ask a few former pages their thoughts on Rep. Foley and which came first - being a page or turning gay?
Notable pages: John Kolbe - 1958 (later U.S. Congressman) Bauman, Robert - (later U.S. Congressman)
"That e-mail they call an 'overly friendly' e-mail, that had predator stamped all over it," said Bay Buchanan, president of American Cause, a conservative advocacy group.
Meanwhile, Hastert said he has no intention of resigning.
"I'm not going to do that," he told conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, warning of a Democratic takeover of Congress in November.
"We could lose and let the Democrats be in power for 10 or 15 or 20 years, 40 years, like they were the last time."
Star Tribune, hat tip to Bolixi Powell: Staying course in Iraq isn't enough
In Iraq, "staying the course isn't good enough because a course has to have an end," Powell said.
More than any other event of this era, the war will define the Bush presidency and Powell's own tenure as Secretary of State, Powell said.
In the U.S. today, a challenge the war poses is a question of whether an essential "bond of trust that must exist within a nation...has been shaken," he said. The extent of the damage to trust will be measured in the November elections, he said.
CNN Money Remember the "Puts for Oct 6?" A big rally gave the S&P 500 its best 3rd quarter in 9 years and pushed the Dow near record highs.
The third quarter is usually the worst of the year. And this year it was supposed to be especially bad since 2006 is a mid-term election year, and third quarters in those years tend to be the worst of the worst (see chart at right).
The rally has put the S&P 500 at another 5-1/2-year high and pushed the Dow near its record close set in January 2000, at the end of the 1990s boom. How did all this happen? And what's next for the market?
"A good third quarter in any year is unusual and one in a mid-term election year is even more unusual," said Jeffrey Hirsch, editor of Stock Trader's Almanac. "But there's no historical record of what it means for the fourth quarter."
Dearest Readers, this wasn't just a joke on South Park, unfortunately:
NAMBLA -The National Man-Boy Love Association. They are a group of men, mostly over 30, who like to date/have sex with underage boys. They like to use historical "evidence" like how in ancient Greece, this sort of thing was tolerated, to try and support their movement. (They also like to take text from books, out of context, to support their movement, the author unaware of their doing so, thus making that author look bad.)(From the Urban Dictionary)
About that CIA Leak Case...by Elizabeth del la Vega
Tom Dispatch A Libby Pardon for Christmas?
Indeed, a review of court documents makes it abundantly clear that Judge Reggie Walton has no intention of letting this matter laze around on his docket. Filings in the case make it no less clear that Lewis Libby's opportunities to make the charges go away by exercising his rights within the judicial system are dwindling rapidly. Early on, Walton ruled that any motions to dismiss that the defendant wished to bring should be filed by February 24, 2006. Libby's attorneys filed one such motion and it was denied.
In that motion, Libby's defense team argued that the case should be dismissed because it was "obtained, approved and signed by an official -- Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald -- who was appointed and exercised his powers" in violation of the Constitution. Without getting too technical, the defense argument was that Fitzgerald was taking actions that could only be taken by a presidential appointee. This was essentially a more lawyerly version of accusations the Republican National Committee (directly tied into the Bush administration's political arm, the Office of Strategic Initatives) had begun hurling even before Libby's indictment. In various veiled -- and sometimes not so veiled -- attacks, they argued that Patrick Fitzgerald was "overzealous" and had exceeded his authority by bringing perjury and false-statements charges when he was, according to the Libby defense team and the RNC, only authorized to investigate the possible unauthorized disclosure of a CIA officer.
Not surprisingly, Judge Walton was unimpressed with Libby's motion. He ruled that it was perfectly appropriate and prudent for the Department of Justice to appoint someone outside the hierarchy of the Executive Branch when its highest officials were under investigation. He also said that Fitzgerald's letters of authority "unambiguously" authorized him to investigate and prosecute not only the disclosure of a CIA employee's identity, but also "any violations of federal law that arise during the course of that investigation."
All the prosecutors Prissy has asked about this say his "Greymail" defense, while commonly used in these kinds of cases-won't fly. Fitz nailed him tight, there is no way out-except a pardon from the king. Prissy wouldn't advise it, the troubles it would cause in democract controlled congress make it political suicide. Besides, the king himself may be indicted by then...
Talk Left. Coloradan Sues Cheney Secret Service Agent
Steven Howards and his son were walking by a Dick Cheney event this summer in Beaver Creek, on their way to a piano lesson. Howards told Cheney he didn't approve of his war policy. When Howards walked back from the lesson, passing the site again, he was arrested. Charges later were dropped.
Colorado First Amendment Lawyer David Lane (think Ward Churchill) sued the secret service agent today, for violating his First and Fourth Amendment rights. The full complaint is here (pdf). Here are the factual recitations:
APFN via tbr...gossip about Karl Rove Karl Rove’s “good friend” ‘Jeff Gannon’
Malice and disapproval aside, the real problem here is this: George W. Bush, supported closely by Karl Rove, was reelected as President of the United States on the so-called Moral Majority vote. In sum, Bush, via Rove, was projected as a moral man who would return a hedonistic America to the simpler virtues of a bygone era. This would be a moral crusade with strong religious overtones. Rove, who is brilliant if depraved, saw this and was successful. A large part of the American public, unhappy with what they saw as debilitating liberalism, abortion on demand, disgusting gay marriage and other forms of what they considered moral decay, put Bush back in office.
What will happen when these devout and angry people discover that their beloved symbolic President is just as bad as the evil, liberal Clinton? It was the Christian Right, financed by the weird Mellon heir, who harassed Clinton and got him impeached because of a seedy affair with the zaftig Monica Lewinski. Now they have to deal with rampant male whores prancing around the White House in consort with a small army of closet queens and all of whom very obviously have the ear, and the confidence, (and hopefully, that’s all they have) of their “moral” choice for President. Shakespeare said that hell had no fury like a woman scorned and from the letters and emails we are getting here, the duped and conned Moral Majority types are going to be a source of great trouble for Bush. How can this happen, you ask? After all, Bush has been elected for four more disastrous years.
The Congressional Mid-Term elections are coming up and betrayed and angry members of the Religious Right will not vote for Bush-type Congressmen and will either not vote or will vote out what they will see as co-conspirators and traitors to their cause. This is the very real danger and since the smelly and mangy cat is out of the bag now, all Bush and Rove can do is to try to find some kind of sensational disaster to cloud the issue as much as possible. (‘Al Quaeda-trained Eskimo terrorists have just blown up the Alaska pipeline!’)
In addition to exposing the freak show in the Monkey Palace, here is a bit more information for your mills to grind. I did not go to Europe with St. George but have access to the official, and unofficial, reports (I have connections with the tour) and you all might be interested to note that the so-called ‘New Beginning with Old Europe’ was a dismal failure. There were the obligatory press PR pictures of Bush smiling and shaking hands with various European heads of state but his goal, to have Europe send troops to Iraq so he could deal militarily with Iran and Syria, ended in complete disaster. The French treated George very coldly and he was told to stop threatening world peace and get out of Iraq.
Apparently white supremist groups don't like pedophiles either German White Nationalists Stand Against Pedophiles from 2003
As many Conservative/Republican spokesmen piously spout their rhetoric about “Family Values” in America and Germany, White nationalists show the courage to take their message against moral/racial decay to the streets in direct confrontation. A corollary to this “all talk no action” syndrome is the trend of “Conservative” talk show hosts like Mike Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Howie Carr and Alex Jones to call for a crackdown on illegal immigration -- but remain silent and avoid endorsement when true patriots stand together in public to confront the illegals, as members of the National Alliance recently did in New Jersey. In Hamburg, and all across Germany, more and more citizens are willing to take that stand against racial decline and not just talk about it.
Under the slogan of “Death Penalty for Child Molesters” members of the Free Network of White Nationalists assembled in front of a residence on 7 Sven-Hedin Street housing known child molesters belonging to a NAMBLA-like (Man Boy Love Association) group named “Krumme 17” to send a strong message to the public that upright citizens in Germany will no longer tolerate clemency for perverts and non-White criminals.
BBC Washington sex e-mail row deepens It was actually instant messenges which got Foley outed, not emails.
The BBC's Justin Webb in Washington says that over the weekend it has become clear that a minor embarrassment for the Republican party might become something far worse.
It has emerged that Mr Foley's behaviour had been known about for some time by senior colleagues, including the party's leader in the House.
They are now arguing about how much they knew - but the Democrats and some Republicans have called for the party's Congressional leaders to step down.
Our correspondent says the scandal could cost the Republicans votes in next month's mid-term elections - votes they cannot afford to lose.
They will lose, but America will win.
Wa Po. Fitz wasn't kidding-he said this last week! Attorney: Foley Was Abused by Clergyman
President Bush today professed shock, dismay and disgust over revelations that a disgraced former Republican congressman sent sexually explicit messages to teenaged boys who served as congressional pages, but he expressed confidence in House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) in the face of calls for his resignation over the matter.
Meanwhile, the lawyer for Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who resigned his House seat Friday as the scandal was emerging, said Foley was molested between the ages of 13 and 15 by a clergyman.
Well Mr. Foley, thousands of youth were molested by clergymen-and they did not go on to molest others.
The Hal Turner Show has been told that within the next five (5) weeks, the United States will "suffer" a missile attack upon the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, presently on patrol near the Persian Gulf. This attack will appear to be from numerous "Silkworm" and/or "Sunburn" missiles which will sink the vessel and kill most of the 5,000 crew onboard.
The "attack" will be blamed on Iran and thus provide the Bush Administration with an excuse to go to war with that nation.
The Hal Turner Show has learned that the missiles used to attack the USS Enterprise will not be fired from or by Iran, but rather will be a "false flag operation" made to LOOK as though Iran carried out the attack!
The USS Enterprise is the worlds first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. It was Commissioned in 1961 and is due to be decommissioned in 2014 or 2015. The ship was selected to be the "victim" of this "attack" due to its age.
There are several ships stationed in the Gulf right now...and more headed there.
Howard Empowered Blogspot Excerpt from Woodwards Book re: 2004 Election
"At 2:43 a.m., someone noted that Bush was ahead in the popular vote nationwide, prompting the President to sneer, "If the popular vote made it, I wouldn't be here."
The campaign was left to anxiously wait for a statement from Kenneth Blackwell, a former black power student leader who had morphed into Ohio's gadfly Republican secretary of state.
"I'm the President of the United States," Bush fumed, "waiting on a secretary of state who is a nut."
Blackwell is a former black-power-saluting student leader who had decided to be a member of the Republican party. Hmm, wonder why$
Prissy warned him when all but bragged about messing up the vote that he would be the first one Dubya kicks to the curb when the truth comes out about the vote.
The voter fraud which took place in Ohio was on Mr. Blackwell, (also the chairman for the Ohio Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign) happened on Blackwell's watch.
Coming this week: John Kerry visits Ohioans to talk about the vote. On HBO Nov. 2nd watch "Hacking Democracy" by blackboxvoting.org
Killtown 911 Review Did Flight 93 Crash in Shanksville? Lot's of interesting photographic evidence Prissy had not seen before.
Westhawk Blogspot Mr. Rumsfeld’s gamble comes due
It seems apparent that U.S. ground forces are finding it very difficult to maintain the current pace of overseas deployments and combat operations. Well thought out deployment plans are fraying at their edges; the Army is now making frequent changes to deployment schedules in order to maintain troop levels in Iraq, as yet another recent press release from the Pentagon explained:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2006 – Adjustments to Iraq troop-rotation schedules announced yesterday will allow 15 U.S. combat brigades to be in Iraq through spring, DoD officials said today.
The 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany, will stay in Iraq for another 46 days. The brigade was scheduled to redeploy in mid-January 2007. This will shift to late February. The 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy 30 days earlier than originally scheduled, beginning in late October.
Perhaps the Hague will take care of Rummy, if our military leaders don't tribuanl him themselves...
Voices of Iraq or what the problem in the Green Zone was about. They say it was a coup attempt. Malki-Coup
Coup almost toppled Malki’s cabinet - MP
Baghdad, Oct 1, (VOI) – A coup almost toppled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki’s government over the last two days, the Iraqi legislator Baha’ al-A’raji said on Sunday.
“Al-Malki’s government has survived a coup planned by Saddamists and Islamic extremists who wanted to send a clear message to the Iraqi government of their presence in Iraq,” Parliamentarian Baha’ al-A’raji, of Unified Iraqi Coalition, told reporters.
And...Only recently, A’raji pointed out, explosives were found in a well known law maker’s house , explosives that were used to make car bombs and charges. “These accusations were confirmed with clear evidence, which I do not have but surely the government would have, including CDs , photos and trigger devices,” A’raji said.
The U.S. army arrested a suspect working as a body guard with Legislator Adnan al-Duleimi, head of the Sunni Iraqi Accordance Front.
The U.S. army said in a statement the arrest was based on reliable intelligence the suspect was planning along with sevens others to blow up a car bomb inside the green zone in Baghdad. The U.S army statement also accused the arrested body guard of association with Qaeda in Iraq armed group.
Didn't see that in the msm.
Bangor Maine About 1,500 attend anti-war on Bangor Waterfront
Richard Clement’s wife, Rita, marched a few feet behind with Military Families Speak Out, the group to which she belongs.
"This war should have never been started in the first place, and we’ve got to do everything in our power to stop our politicians," said Rita Clement.
Brian Clement, 24, was stationed in Iraq, just north of Baghdad, from 2004 to 2005 as an Army specialist.
When he signed up for the military, he was confident that he was doing the right thing and would be able to make a difference in the lives of the Iraqi people.
"We have started to be afraid. I like Denmark, but nowadays I feel that people on the street stare at me", says one Palestinian-born woman in Odense, Denmark. Her feelings are shared by many Muslims in the Nordic Countries. The international fight against terrorism came into her neighbourhood store when a man working at the cash register was arrested along with eight others. Seven of the men are still being held. They are under investigation in a case which the Danish Minister of Justice has described as the most serious in the country's history.
A couple of weeks later four people were arrested on suspicion of planning a bomb attack against the embassies of the United States and Israel. In Sweden, meanwhile, three young men were given a prison sentence this past summer over a planned arson attack against a prayer room of a Christian congregation in Uppsala.
Chicago Tribune GOP faces 'inconvenient truth'
Hastert moved quickly over the weekend to call for a Justice Department investigation, which had the benefit of high-mindedness but also raised the prospect that the probe would not be finished by Election Day and would leave troubling questions hanging.
Bush offered his support for the Speaker during an appearance in California on Tuesday, reminding Americans of Hastert's prior life as a teacher and coach as measures of Hastert's concern for the well-being of children. The speaker clearly needed to hear the strong backing of the president in the face of mounting calls for his ouster.
Even that backing might not be enough. "There will be dramatic change," said one Republican consultant with ties to some of the House leadership. "It will either be imposed by a new set of leaders in the party or it will be imposed by the voters.
"The political environment today is such that Republicans feel defeated, all of America feels defeated and under siege at this point," he added. "You don't feel in control of your life. I think Republicans have felt the burden especially heavily because this is their president and their Congress. There hasn't been a lot of good news."
Bangkok Post Turkey hijacking protests Pope visit
Reports said the extremists hijacked the plane while it was flying over Greek airspace and asked to land in Italy.
The two reportedly seized control of the plane to protest against a trip to pre-dominantly Muslim Turkey by Pope Benedict planned for November 28.
The pontiff recently angered Muslims around the world by linking Islam to violence during a speech in Germany on September 12.
Anti-terror security measures were in place at Brindisi airport, which was closed off to traffic.
Quotes of the Day
“No one ever suddenly became depraved”--Juvenal, Roman satiris
“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”--James Madison
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”--Abraham Lincoln
“How do I know pornography depraves and corrupts? It depraves and corrupts me”--Malcolm Muggeridge,English iconoclast journalist