Dearest Readers, this election won't be making Prissy's brown eyes blue...watch for the state of Ohio to go blue tomorrow.
This will be a short post, as Prissy has a busy week, leaving for Washington late in the week also and will report live for Veteran's Day.
Betty Buckaneer and Prissy voted absentee today at the Franklin County Board of Elections. The place was packed.
Oh my, how different their behavior in the 2004 election, when it was the democrats sullen and depressed. Of course, like many independents-they understood what we had lost. Ohio has paid dearly for the follies of this administration.
Prissy is convinced anyone still claiming the republican party is the right way for this state, are mean-spirited people in most aspects of their life. Good Heavens, you could see it by the look on their faces.
The mood amongst the rest, including Prissy was hopeful. When some folks found out Prissy was from a military family, several asked Prissy "Why hasn't the military gone in to arrest Bush?" That is certainly a valid question they should answer, as their legal eagles are not stupid and they know our laws.
Take a look at this poll-Ken Mehlman and Rover must be nauseous over this one...The Columbus Dispatch is a very conservative paper. And the only major paper in Columbus-famous for the accuracy of their polling.
Ohio Senate Race-Columbus Dispatch*-10/24 - 11/03-1541 polled
Sharrod Brown (D) 62%
Mike DeWine (R) 38% Brown +24.0%
Ohio Governor Race-Columbus Dispatch*-10/24 - 11/03 1541 polled
Strickland (D) 67% Blackwell (R) 31% Strickland +36.0%
Hat tip to Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitz! The grand jury has now expired...we are waiting! Election Eve 2006: THE FINAL PREDICTIONS by Larry J. Sabato and David Wasserman
THE SENATE: +6 Dems = 51D, 49RSherrod Brown - Democrat - Third Quarter Raised: $213,962.28 | Cash on Hand: $2,050,495.92
Mike DeWine (I) - Republican - Third Quarter Raised: $1,000.00 | Cash on Hand: $1,045.93
Ohio - Likely Dem - Sherrod Brown (D) will unseat Sen. Mike DeWine (R). Whether or not national Republicans have abandoned hope in Ohio, it is clear that DeWine's campaign is in a tailspin as Brown continues to attack him aggressively. Tomorrow's day of reckoning will not be pretty for the Ohio GOP, and DeWine's defeat-likely by a large margin-could serve as the best example of just how drastically the party's fortunes faded over the course of 2006.
Hey Mikey, Prissy told you...and yes, much like your mother-she'll say it. You tried to mess with our precious constitution to cover Dubya's crimes.
Dearest Readers, he's lucky if Ohioans don't run him out of town, when they find out what else he's done. (And they will)
Ironton Tribune, right along the Ohio River, Dearest Readers. Southern Ohio Ohio Republicans Won't be Fooled Again
Dubya, Granny says all you've got are excuses...
Democrats are predicting this is the year that many dyed-in-the-wool Republicans will reject calls to tow the party line and vote for at least one Democrat. They say even G.O.P. members are fed up with the messes their Columbus leaders have created and see a more attractive alternative in Strickland, Dann, Bruner, Cordray and others.
Roger Maddy, of Ironton, is such a Republican. When the Democrats gathered for a rally at the Lawrence County Courthouse Tuesday to support their candidates in this year's election, Maddy was there. And when asked if there were G.O.P. members in the crowd who support Strickland, Maddy raised his hand. Yes, he will cast a vote for Ted Tuesday, along with some other Democratic candidates. Maddy said he is unhappy with the G.O.P. leadership in the last few years. He will vote for some other Democratic candidates, too, but stay the course and vote for some Republicans.
“I just think it's time for change, just time for change,” he said.
Sunday Times Online What’s at stake is saving the US from the incompetent, reckless fanatics now in control Andrew Sullivan
Not so long ago the leading candidate to replace George W Bush for the Republicans was the Virginia senator George Allen. Allen is in a tight race for re-election. He may still win. But even if he does, his presidential hopes are over. In an incident captured on video, he called a dark-skinned supporter of his opponent “macaca”. It means “monkey”. When told he had a Jewish grandmother recently, he complained that people were casting aspersions in his direction. He is no longer a serious candidate.
The same, I fear, may be happening to the Republican senator John McCain. McCain’s selling point for years has been that he is a man of integrity — hence his appearance at the Tory party conference in Bournemouth last month. He wasn’t broken under torture by the Viet Cong; he fought the religious far right; and he voted against much of the insane Republican spending spree at the federal level. Yes, he loyally backed Bush in 2004. But those of us who differed felt that he was just doing what he had to.
But then, this autumn, McCain caved in on the question of allowing the CIA to torture military detainees. He surrendered habeas corpus to Donald Rumsfeld, the incompetent maniac running the Pentagon. He went to Jerry Falwell’s university to make nice with the religious right. He is even now appearing in advertisements to amend the constitution of his home state, Arizona, to strip gay couples of legal rights. In short, he’s become a compromiser on issues that cannot be compromised on — torture, honesty, honour — and his brand of integrity has been badly damaged.
New Zealand Herald Saddam verdict date 'rigged' for Bush
Saddam Hussein's defence team has urged a delay of his possible death sentence and said the ousted Iraqi leader believed today's expected verdict was timed to boost President George Bush before US mid-term elections.
Saddam's lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi repeated warnings that a death sentence against his client - which would come before Tuesday's US Congressional elections at a time when Bush faces mounting criticism over the Iraq war - would plunge the region into wider bloodshed.
"We have requested at least a two-month adjournment to allow us to complete our presentations in the case in which our defence rights have been violated and in which our clients have been denied full legal defence," he said. US officials deny that Washington has any say over the timing of the verdict or the court's decisions, saying the American role was limited to logistics and security.
"This court is a creature of the US military occupation, and the Iraqi court is just a tool and rubber stamp of the invaders," insisted Dulaimi.
Rubber stamp? Those Iraqis caught onto to Dubya's ways pretty quick...what happened to the thousands of murders that we were told Saddam had committed? More projecting from the neocons?
Yes and we all know why...
Urbina gave the Secret Service until the end of last week to produce the logs or to provide a detailed document index and written justification if the agency continued to withhold the logs.
The appeals judges – Karen Henderson, David Sentelle, and David Tatel – said the government "satisfied the stringent standards required for a stay," according to the order. They did not elaborate.
The newspaper asked the Secret Service to "expedite its processing" of the request based on an urgent need to inform the public about "the degree to which lobbyists and special interest representatives may have influenced policy decisions of the Bush administration and the ongoing CIA-leak case investigation" prior to the midterm elections.
Key words being "CIA leak case and Elections". They don't wait until a more convenient time to rule on a homeless persons criminal case, now do they?
A vote for republicans is a vote for more "Stay the course" this is what that really looks like.(Fallujah 2004) It makes Prissy ill...pass it on to anyone who dares to argue with you.
The casualty count is now 2836.
Nine families are waiting for the news their loved ones died like this. Prissy is so sorry, but sometimes people must see the horror they have inflicted upon others.
Did someone also notify Perle that in Hitlers day, the illegal war planners also got caught up in "legal action?" Vanity Fair does it again. Now They Tell Us
Three years later, Perle and I meet again at his home outside Washington, D.C. It is October, the worst month for U.S. casualties in Iraq in almost two years, and Republicans are bracing for losses in the upcoming midterm elections. As he looks into my eyes, speaking slowly and with obvious deliberation, Perle is unrecognizable as the confident hawk who, as chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, had invited the exiled Iraqi dissident Ahmad Chalabi to its first meeting after 9/11. "The levels of brutality that we've seen are truly horrifying, and I have to say, I underestimated the depravity," Perle says now, adding that total defeat—an American withdrawal that leaves Iraq as an anarchic "failed state"—is not yet inevitable but is becoming more likely. "And then," says Perle, "you'll get all the mayhem that the world is capable of creating."
According to Perle, who left the Defense Policy Board in 2004, this unfolding catastrophe has a central cause: devastating dysfunction within the administration of President George W. Bush. Perle says, "The decisions did not get made that should have been. They didn't get made in a timely fashion, and the differences were argued out endlessly.… At the end of the day, you have to hold the president responsible.… I don't think he realized the extent of the opposition within his own administration, and the disloyalty."
Perle goes so far as to say that, if he had his time over, he would not have advocated an invasion of Iraq: "I think if I had been delphic, and had seen where we are today, and people had said, 'Should we go into Iraq?,' I think now I probably would have said, 'No, let's consider other strategies for dealing with the thing that concerns us most, which is Saddam supplying weapons of mass destruction to terrorists.' … I don't say that because I no longer believe that Saddam had the capability to produce weapons of mass destruction, or that he was not in contact with terrorists. I believe those two premises were both correct. Could we have managed that threat by means other than a direct military intervention? Well, maybe we could have."
Maybe Perle should hire Dubya's criminal defense lawyer. RAW Story flashback. Bush's new lawyer harbors secretive, criminal past
Sharp’s highest profile client was Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord, a major figure in the Iran-Contra scandal who helped Lt. Col. Oliver North accumulate untaxed wealth in overseas accounts.
Far lesser known, however, is a 1994 finding by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, where he engaged in “unethical and criminal activity” for pressuring a witness to commit perjury. The charge was leveled by one of Sharp’s witnesses when he represented his self-avowed “good friend” Joe Harry Pegg against a charge of conspiring to import marijuana in 1988 and 1989.
In 1994, when the case was being heard on appeal, the lawyer for one of Pegg’s co-conspirators, Reggie Baxter, contacted the prosecuting attorney, Cynthia Collazo, saying that Sharp might have had “privileged conversations” that might cause Sharp to have a conflict of interest in representing Pegg.
“In unsworn statements, Baxter told Collazo that shortly after he had been arrested in 1992 for participating in the marijuana importation conspiracy charged in the instant case, Sharp had met with him and arranged for Pegg to pay a portion of Baxter's legal fees,” the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals transcript states. “Baxter then stated that Pegg had retained attorney Dick Hibey to represent Baxter in the case. Baxter further claimed that Sharp and Hibey helped him concoct a false story to help exculpate Pegg.”
FPF - Nov. 5th 2006 - According to all outside the US valid international laws and the also by the US signed international treaties and conventions, changing a constitution, holding elections or appointing courts and judges in occupied territory is absolutely prohibited and absolutely illegal. And so are the 'verdicts'.
The Geneva Convention, Article 54 reads: "The Occupying Power may not alter the status of public officials or judges in the occupied territories, or in any way apply sanctions to or take any measures of coercion or discrimination against them, should they abstain from fulfilling their functions for reasons of conscience." This is confirmed in the The Hague War Convention, also signed by the earlier existing US, before it became a totally lawless dictatorship .
Gee, lucky for them Dubya the great now interperets Geneva.
The Simpsons take on the Iraq war
Quotes of the Day
Quotes of the Day
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.--Ralph Waldo Emerson
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.--Walter H. Judd
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.--Theodore Roosevelt
In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.--Plato
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.--W. C. Fields(American Comic and Actor, 1880-1946)
But in this country we have one great privilege which they don't have in other countries. When a thing gets to be absolutely unbearable the people can rise up and throw it off. That's the finest asset we've got--the ballot box.--Mark Twain