Dearest Readers, As you know Prissy has been in Washington this week covering various events. These pictures Prissy took with the ole cell phone. The quality isn't too hot...but you get the picture;-)
These V guys and a few gals are all business- though they were very nice to Prissy. The group of nearly 100 V's had Petitions for Redress of Grievences to deliver to each stop.
Click any photo to enlarge. More pictures added, hat tip to the V that sent them. Nice quality photos, thank you V.
This story has gathered much interest and everyone seems very surprised it wasn't front page.
Prissy hopes to see even more V's when they return in January...1000 strong.
The protest V's met at Lafayette Park, which is directly across the street from the White House. About the park:
Lafayette Park has been used as a race track, a graveyard, a zoo, a slave market, an encampment for soldiers during the War of 1812, and many political protests and celebrations.
These teens were yelled at by their "chaperons" for asking why the V's were dressed as such and what they were doing. They came to the park to have lunch, but were quickly routed out of there and told to get back to the "White House." A V's view
God forbid we speak with anyone different from ourselves, why that might inspire communication and/or peace when we realize we aren't that different after all. So much for the so-called grown-ups.
The V's were open to educating others with the purpose of their protest in a respectful, non-confrontational manner.
They gave away a very nice book. Here's a peek at the inside of the booklets they gave out.
The V's are not pleased our dollars are no longer backed by gold or silver-thus the silent protest at the treasury.
Perhaps you recognize this place. Before Gonzo came to town, it was called the Dept. of Justice. Under his reign it has become a Dept. of InJustice-to many a good public servants dismay...Some public servants pass the V's-they asked Prissy for permission first.
Why yes he could, as there is no law against protesting with a mask on-not even in Washington, DC. V said he'd be back again, and he'd would bring some friends. He sure did. Prissy found it a very creative way to protest.
We don't know exactly who these V's are...but Prissy talked to a number of them. Some were veterans and some were libertarians. They were all opposed to the war based on lies.
Unlike peace loving hippies, protesting moms and chickens like Prissy, these guys won't do the protest thing forever. Many have fought for their country before and many are willing to do it again. They believe in the constitution, as does Prissy.
Dubya and friends, it would be wise to take the V's strong hint. The government should fear their people, the people should not fear their government. Prissy has a feeling these guys will instill some fear, before they would be willing to abdicate their rights to a government which attempts to use fear to control us all. Whatever it takes...Prissy takes her hat off to you V's, thanks for the message.
Prissy thinks only a fool didn't hear your silent protest, loud and clear.
For more about the organization that the V's represent We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc. 2458 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 (518)656-3578 or email them at Give Me Liberty!
One more reason not to trust Joe Lieberman...the VOTE. Both opponents lost by the EXACT same number of votes...Hmm. According to E-Vote. Impossible...statistically speaking.
CT -SENATE Race 2000:
34.17% Phil Giordano Republican 448,077
63.21% Joseph Lieberman*Democrat 828,902
1.94% William Kozak Concerned Citizens 25,509
0.67% Wildey J. Moore Concerned Citizens 8,773
CT Senate race 2006:
40% Ned Lamont -Democrat 448,077
50% Joseph Lieberman* -Independent 563,725
10% Alan Schlesinger -Republican 109,329
1% Ralph Ferrucci -Green 5,923
About that CIA Leak case:
November 10/11/12, 2006 -- According to Washington insiders, there are moves afoot to dump Vice President Dick Cheney and replace him with either John McCain or Rudolph Giuliani prior to the 2008 presidential election. Whoever succeeds Cheney will be able to campaign for the presidency with the perks that come with being an incumbent Vice President.
Since the increasingly-besieged Cheney has signaled he has no intention of voluntarily stepping down, the strategy by the Bush camp may be to force him out by presenting evidence before Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that it was Cheney who was responsible for the compromise of CIA non-proliferation covert officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates cover firm.
Observers note the unusual professional relationship between Fitzgerald and Karl Rove's defense attorney Robert Luskin. Insiders believe that Fitzgerald may be proffered a carefully crafted deal by Luskin whereby Rove will testify to Cheney's primary role in the outing of Mrs. Wilson and her firm. The sealed indictment of Rove will then be retired permanently. If such a deal is worked out, Fitzgerald may then offer a deal to Lewis I. "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former Chief of Staff, to also testify against Cheney. With such double-barreled testimony, President Bush will then be compelled to ask Cheney for his resignation or face a very nasty and public indictment.
Dearest Readers, you heard it from Prissy first. Fitz had to have given Rover a proffer agreement or he would have already been indicted. Rover took it because Fitz is truthful in this more or less gentleman's agreement. Sealed v Sealed may go away if Rover squeals and of course he will. Ironic that a liar wishes to deal with a truth teller when his freedom is at risk...so its not over yet.
Speaking of squealers ABC blotter Abramoff Reports to Prison Tomorrow; Offers Testimony on Democratic Senators
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections of federal prosecutors who say they still need his help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.
Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators."
The sources say Abramoff was about to provide information about Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove, "accepting things of value" from Abramoff.
Rove has denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with Abramoff. But the lobbyist visited the White House at least seven times, according to Secret Service logs obtained by Judicial Watch.
ABC- that Brian Ross has been working! DOJ: Abramoff Will Still Cooperate From Prison
Department of Justice officials "fully expect Jack Abramoff to continue to cooperate with them," and "his reporting to prison tomorrow means nothing," a senior Justice Department spokesman told ABC News.
While prosecutors had originally argued for Abramoff to stay out of jail, the Justice Department is now requesting he report to the Federal Correction Institute in Cumberland, Md., to make it easier "to facilitate that continuing cooperation.
Khaleej Times, India Former prisoner tells of torture at Guantanamo
“They tell you “you are from Al Qaed”’ and when you say “no” they give the (electric) current to your feet.... As you keep saying ‘no’ this goes on for two or three hours,” he said, adding he had several times lost consciousness. He claimed he was once shackled to a ceiling for “four or five days”.
“They take you down in the mornings when a doctor comes to see whether you can endure more,” he said. “They let you sit when the interrogator comes.... They take you down about three times a day so you do not die.”
Kurnaz also alleged prisoners were locked up in cells into which frigid or hot air was pumped.
“I saw several people die,” he said. “Sometimes I thought I could no longer stand it and would also die."
Wilson's civil lawsuit is continuing alongside Libby's criminal case. In seeking to dismiss the case, Cheney said Wilson doesn't have any grounds to bring the suit and, even if she did, the vice president is shielded from civil suits.
The suit centers on conversations between Cheney and Libby about Plame's job at the CIA.
"Plaintiffs invite the judicial branch to permit intrusive discovery into those communications and to discern which among them might be, as a matter of tort law, wrongful and which not," Cheney's attorneys wrote. "Such an inquiry cannot be squared with basic separation of powers principals."
In the criminal case on Tuesday, Libby's attorneys dismissed the idea of a White House plot. They noted that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has admitted being Novak's source and was never charged.
Well, let's hope Forbes is more willing to tell the truth about business, cause it sure doesn't put out the full story. Fitz' silence doesn't help, except in court.
First of all, no- the case was filed well within the statute of limitations-that's why it was filed when it was!
Second, we are looking at two prongs of the investigation. The gossip Armitage was telling had already been told by Libby...for different reasons. So Armitage's place in the leak is irrelevant.
The press always neglects to mention that Armitage told the world that Dick might be a war criminal about six months ago. Whadduya know, the German prosecutors seem to agree...
Speaking of one of Prissy's superheroes, there he goes again. NYT via Bloomberg News Drug Provider Settles Medicaid Case
Omnicare, the largest provider of pharmacy services to nursing homes in the United States, said yesterday that it had agreed to pay $49.5 million to settle claims by the federal government and 42 states that it overcharged them for drugs provided to the elderly.
Omnicare substituted more expensive forms of generic versions of drugs including Zantac, an antacid, and Prozac, an antidepressant, to evade price limits for Medicaid reimbursement, said Michael I. Behn, a Chicago plaintiffs’ lawyer who had filed a suit in the case.
“The health care industry should be wary of manipulating federal and state programs in this manner,” Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States attorney in Chicago, said in a statement.
Get 'em Fitz!
Sign the worker's petition, sent to Prissy by a steelworkers union representative friend. Pledge to advance the Employee Free Choice Act
The Employee Free Choice Act will strengthen workers� rights and hold anti-union employers accountable. When Congress passes this important legislation, tougher penalties will be in place to protect workers whose rights are violated. Workers would have a fair, simple, direct method for organizing unions. And employers would be forced to stop dragging out contract negotiations for years and years.
Huffington PostThe Ambassador's Penis Pump and The Damage Done
On Sunday, the St. Petersburg Times front-paged an article about Richard Bradbury, a man whose quixotic quest for justice for the victims of Straight Inc. led him to try to sell a penis pump belonging to the former U.S. ambassador who co-founded that program, Mel Sembler. Yes, that Mel Sembler, who recently held a fundraiser for Joe "'I'm not ruling out' becoming a Republican" Lieberman.
Bradbury's story of being molested as a child-- and then held in Straight's abusive program where he was forced to admit that he seduced the pedophiles who abused him-- is told in the first two chapters of my book, Help at Any Cost: How The Troubled Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids.
After founding Straight, Sembler, a major Republican donor and financier, went on to serve as ambassador to Australia and Italy and to chair finances for the party for the 2000 election season. He currently heads the Scooter Libby defense fund.
More about Mel Sembler and the court case against him in Alexandria, VA later...Oh its a good one, Dearest Readers...
by artist Stephen Pitt Stephen this one is Prissy's all time favorite, though its a tough choice!
Quotes of the Day
Quotes of the Day
For Prissy's heroes I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.--Bob Dylan (1941 - )
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.--Felix Adler,Jewish rationalist intellectual who founded the Society for Ethical Culture
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.--Albert Einstein, statement, England, September 15, 1933
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.--Archibald Macleish,American poet, writer and the Librarian of Congress
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.--Carl Sagan