Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bush in a Box, Dick in a Spot

Much like KKKarl, he leaves a trail of slime behind him.

Dearest Readers, when Prissy is quiet that means she is this case, the usual "End the War" type activities and other stuff for our soldiers.

As much fun as Ms Palfrey's phone list is, Prissy and Betty will let Hustler magazine and porn king Larry Flynt do the heavy lifting. There are a lot of numbers to look over. Gee, this won't be good news for Boosh

Lot's of nervous congress and military people on that list, too. We easily found several former CIA officials on the list, and LA Sen David Vitter was there too. More than once... Poor Mrs. Vitter, what a patient or is it subjugated woman she seems to be. Prissy would not have stood by him longer than to have said goodbye, let alone have it on camera.

Wouldn't be nearly the scandal if Senator Vitter had not been so scathing regarding Bill Clinton's free fling...and Vitter claims to be a traditional marriage and family guy. According to "the list", he seems to meet the demographics of those claiming to be more pious than you or I.

Know any numbers you want to search for? Includes list of now known numbers. Here's a database, not yet complete. Cookies for Dick when he visits Ohio

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POGO Releases Federal Contractor Misconduct Database POGO announced today that it is releasing an improved and more user-friendly “Federal Contractor Misconduct Database” (FCMD). For years, POGO has been scouring public sources to compile instances of misconduct involving the top 50 federal contractors to highlight how risky contractors continue to receive taxpayer funds. You may also report known misconduct on the site.

ABC caught telling the truth-unlike in the "DC Madame's" case. Not "notable names" shame on them...Lawyers Say They Have Evidence of Warrantless Surveillance

A case coming up before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may be the best chance for civil liberties lawyers to challenge the government's warrantless domestic surveillance program, attorneys say.

Earlier this month, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio dismissed a challenge to the so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program because the plaintiffs, a group of lawyers, professors and journalists, could not show they had actually been put under government surveillance.

But, in one case in Oregon, lawyers say they have actual proof that the government listened in on their clients' phone calls without a warrant, providing a chance to have the courts decide whether the surveillance program is unconstitutional.

Prissy has no faith in the Cincinnati's 6th circuit court, as they have been taken over by neocon ideology and wish to preserve the Bush legacy more than uphold the rule of law or our Constitution. Cincinnati has too many right wing elitists who conserve nothing but liberty and justice for the rest of us...

Best Cash Cow Put-to-Call Ratio at Highest in 12 Years

Bloomberg News reported yesterday that the put-to-call ratio was highest it has been in the last 12 years. That is no small thing. The ratio is a key indicator of investor fear that the market will drop. With this kind of information - quite dramatic information - the prudent investor might get out of the market pronto.

MSNBC Senate Republicans defeat Iraq withdrawal bill

Both sides show nothing but weak leadership skills.

Here is a strong leader and a funny guy...'Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me:' Fitzgerald goes on air

Patrick Fitzgerald, the Chicago-based U.S. attorney, will make an appearance on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the Chicago-based Saturday comical hour on National Public Radio.

With national fame earned from his role as special counsel in the leak of a CIA agent's identity and his prosecution of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter'' Libby for obstruction of justice in that investigation, Fitzgerald will take a seat on the nationally broadcast radio program as someone pressed to talk about something he knows nothing about.

In the "Not My Job'' segment of the show, celebrities are quizzed out of field.

"We're going to subject Patrick Fitzgerald to the rigors of our quiz, and whether he wins or loses is entirely up to him,” says show host Peter Sagal. "Of course, if he does lose, we expect the president to intervene and change the result. It'd only be fair, right?"

He will be funny, the show will broadcast on your local NPR. Find out when and where here

Prissy hopes he will be doing more of this, he's a natural.

And remember, Mr. Fitzgerald-if that Stephanie Miller wants to claim you for her boyfriend again, you just tell her the Prissy Patriot stole your heart a while ago.

It's the only crime Prissy has ever committed upon a federal indict already!

Candy, Mr. Fitzgerald?

MSNBC Senate Republicans defeat Iraq withdrawal bill

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans defeated an effort to vote on legislation ordering troops home from Iraq Wednesday and forced Democrats back to the drawing board in their bid to end the war.

The Senate debated the protracted war in Iraq in an all-night session. The speech-making marathon ended with a 52 to 47 vote to oend debate and move to vote on legislation that orders troop withdrawals within 120 days.

"The amendment tells our enemies when they can take over in Iraq," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

Chambliss should grab his gun, his Depends and go...more proof of republicans obstructing the way home for weary troops.

More obstruction Leahy Grants Administration Request For Extension, Urges White House To Use Time To Gather Information To Turn Over

“The Judiciary Committee is willing to accommodate reasonable requests and to work with the Administration on its response to these subpoenas. I hope the White House uses this additional time constructively to finish gathering the relevant information and then works with us in good faith on ways to provide it so that we will have the information we need to conduct effective oversight at long last.

“Congressional oversight is necessary to determine whether this Administration has conducted itself appropriately in carrying out and defending the President’s warrantless surveillance program. The Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into the legal justification for the surveillance program is essential to performing its legislative and constitutional oversight responsibilities.”

Oh my...when will they finally "get it" Dearest Readers? The Bush administration has no respect for the legislative body OR the Constitution. Tyranny cannot be voted out...

Slate Read It and Weep Even Bush's intelligence report says the war in Iraq is making us less safe at home

The National Intelligence Estimate that was released today—titled "The Terrorist Threat to the Homeland"—amounts to a devastating critique of the Bush administration's policies on Iraq, Iran, and the terrorist threat itself.

Its main point is that the threat—after having greatly receded over the past five years—is back in full force. Al-Qaida has "protected or regenerated key elements" of its ability to attack the United States. It has a "safe haven" in Pakistan. Its "top leadership" and "operational lieutenants" are intact. It is cooperating more with "regional terrorist groups."

As a result, the report concludes, "the U.S. Homeland will face a persistent and evolving terrorist threat over the next three years" and is, even now, "in a heightened threat environment."

Crooks and Liars Thank You Senator Landrieu

As the Republicans rallied behind President George Bush and his failed war policy during last night’s all-night debate on Iraq, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) finally broke away from Holy Joe and breaks one off in them, giving one of the most passionate speeches of the night. The Republicans have been calling Tuesday night’s debate a “stunt”, but Landrieu sets the record straight and takes them to the woodshed. This is a long clip, but it’s worth it.

Market Watch Bear credit hedge funds almost wiped out: sources Leveraged fund worth nothing; larger fund reportedly loses 91% of its value

A Bear Stearns Cos. hedge fund that made leveraged bets in the subprime mortgage market is worth nearly nothing, according to two people briefed by the investment bank.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the larger High-Grade Structured Credit Fund is worth roughly 9% of its value at the end of April. A spokeswoman for Bear did not return calls seeking comment late Tuesday.

BBC Water find 'may end Darfur war'

A huge underground lake has been found in Sudan's Darfur region, scientists say, which they believe could help end the conflict in the arid region.

Some 1,000 wells will be drilled in the region, with the agreement of Sudan's government, the Boston University researchers say.

Analysts say competition for resources between Darfur's Arab nomads and black African farmers is behind the conflict.

Human Events Tonkin Gulf II and the Guns of August? by Patrick J. Buchanan

Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess?

One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred.

Twice it was said, on Aug. 2 and Aug. 4, North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked the U.S. destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy in international waters. The U.S. Senate responded by voting 88 to two to authorize President Johnson to assist any Southeast Asian nation whose government was threatened by communist aggression.

The bombing of the North began, followed by the arrival of U.S. Marines. America's war was on.

Canada Strip Conrad Black of Order of Canada, NDP urges

The reputation of former media baron Conrad Black, who fell from fortune to felon last week, could plummet even further now that the federal New Democrats are asking Rideau Hall to strip away Black's Order of Canada.

The NDP has put in an official request to take away Canada's highest civilian honour from the former head of Hollinger Inc., reasoning Black's convictions for three counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice in Chicago on July 13 undermine the integrity of the award.

NDP heritage critic Charlie Angus told the Canadian Press that the Order of Canada was meant to represent the noblest achievements of Canada's men and women, but "when someone falls below that standard by being convicted, in the past they've been removed from that order."

Total 411Info GOP scam: Ames straw poll counted on Diebold!

"Dear Friend and Supporter of Dr. Ron Paul, I would like to thank everyone for their interest and support of our Iowa campaign. Some of our volunteer supporters have expressed concern about ensuring the accuracy of the vote count at the upcoming Ames Straw Poll on August 11th. This is an issue we are taking seriously, both in Iowa, as well as other states around the country. We are currently communicating with the Republican Party of Iowa, the sponsor of the Straw Poll, to ensure that we are informed as to how the vote will be conducted.

Quotes of the Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.--US Declaration of Independence

Action is eloquence.--William Shakespeare

Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values.--Samuel Dash

The United States began life in a moment of time with a Declaration of Independence, and then proceeded to secure that new and distinct national existence by establishing a formal set of ground rules - a written constitution, which outlined the institutions of government of the new nation.--Stockwell Day