Monday, April 30, 2007

Naughty Politicos!

Deborah J. (Jeane) Palfrey’s assets and entire life’s savings were seized by the Internal Revenue Service, on October 4, 2006, without notice. This was done via the civil asset forfeiture process and based upon the government’s allegations that Ms. Palfrey had operated a prostitution business, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, from 1993 through August of 2006, when she ceased operation and retired.

Ms. Palfrey adamantly disputes the government’s claims of illegal behavior. The business, Pamela Martin and Associates, functioned as a high-end adult fantasy firm which offered legal sexual and erotic services across the spectrum of adult sexual behavior and did so without incident during its 13 year tenure.

The unfairness of the civil asset forfeiture procedure as currently applied in the present day makes the intended target, as it has here with Ms. Palfrey, indigent and thus incapable of mounting a proper legal defense, either civilly or criminally. The strategy is to place an individual in a position whereby they are forced to accept whatever “deal” the government offers, as they are minus the necessary resources to fight back; a true David and Goliath scenario.

Ms. Palfrey instead has chosen to stand up for what is right and not permit the government to do to her what it has done to so many other citizens embroiled in essence, this ‘legal theft’.

@ Deborah Jeane

A copy of one of her phone bills is available for you on her site for those who are enterprising enough to spend some time on the Reverse Phone Directory.


DEN said...

One can Google most of the numbers by searching: "(703)-719-5708" using Quotation marks.

Monday fun.

micki said...

Den, what's this? A 2007 version of "Dialing for Dollars?" Just kidding...

Janis Joplin in "Mercedes Benz":

"Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?
Dialing for Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?"

DEN said...

Dialing for "Ho's" DC style, spending your dollars.

Bet most of the clientèle are pinch faced Repugs, HA!

micki said...

Okay, Den, I took the bait and decided I'd look up ONLY ONE number, so I picked one in San Diego:

619 291 6050

And.....the answer is!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a JC Penney store.

I'm done with the game.

DEN said...


Major tedium, I tried a few too, lost interest and moved on.

DC nerves are jangled, that is good.

Bunch of perverts in that town need busting.

Anonymous said...

Is this feller on the phone list? Now Florida AG, former Repug Rep from Florida, one of the House prosecutors on the Clinton impeachment

DEN said...

Nony, you asking me? or telling me?

micki said...

No wonder the busheviks decided to stop talking about "progress"...until September

Updated:2007-04-30 11:14:58
U.S. April Death Toll in Iraq Passes 100
BAGHDAD (April 30) - Five U.S. military personnel were killed over the weekend in Iraq, including three by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the military said Monday, pushing the American death toll past 100 in the deadliest month so far this year.

micki said...

GEORGE W. BUSH: That's progress. And it's important progress, and it's an important part of our strategy to win in Iraq.

GEORGE W. BUSH: Iraq has made incredible political progress.

GEORGE W. BUSH: The Iraqis are making inspiring progress.

GEORGE W. BUSH: Iraq is making incredible political progress.

GEORGE W. BUSH: I believe we're making really good progress in Iraq.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We're making progress.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We're making steady progress.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We're making progress. It's slowly but surely making progress.

GEORGE W. BUSH: In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.

DEN said...

Dear Dennis,

It's time for hundreds of thousands and hopefully millions of Americans to act—and that starts with you. Congress has finally passed a binding plan to end the war. Bush is definitely going to veto. What Congress does next is up to us.

You've already signed the petition telling Congress to stand up to Bush on Iraq—and thanks for doing that. But this week is our best chance to end the war since it began, and we all need to take an extra step.

So here's what I'm asking: Make a commitment to getting 1 friend—just one—to sign on with you. First forward this note, or write your own note and add the link. And then follow up—call them, stop by their office at work—whatever it takes to get their attention.

Here's the link to the petition:


Why is this petition so important?

Congress is about to enter a world of pain from the Bush administration's spin machine.

They'll be called cowards, defeatists, and blamed at every turn for Bush's decision to de-fund the troops. We've got to raise our voice louder than all of that—showing Congress that the American people see through the spin and we are all counting on them to stick to their plan.

We may not get another chance like this. It's time to act.


Joe Trippi
Senior Advisor
John Edwards for President

P.S. I'm new to the campaign, and I want to talk more to you about why I'm here and the difference we can make together. But right now we're in an emergency situation and we've all got to leap straight into action.

DEN said...

Oh boy, more crap from the PNAC pump;

Onetime CIA analyst alleges Cheney, Libby lied to Congress about Pakistani nukes

In the era of Ronald Reagan, intelligence officer Richard Barlow was an analyst for the CIA, monitoring Pakistan's nuclear program. In 1989, he moved over to the Pentagon, where he worked for then-Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney. Barlow lost that job when he raised objections to his bosses about senior Pentagon officials allegedly lying to Congress concerning Pakistan’s emerging nuclear program.

In a series of interviews with RAW STORY conducted over several weeks, the onetime intelligence officer revealed new details about intelligence on Pakistan’s nuclear program—and efforts by the US to quash attempts to stop development. Barlow's story also casts light on recent efforts by the current administration to keep information from Congress on Iraq and other matters.

@ RawStory

David B. Benson said...

Legal theft? I call it piracy!

She gets her day(s) in court to make her case before having (maybe) some penalties.

Piracy state we live in...

Carey said...

That would be the J.C. Penny store in Fashion Valley (the first San Diego mall).

I thought the number looked a little familiar. It's an old one.

Yes, Micki, I saw the death toll for April. That's what a stupid surge will do.

I got that petition in the mail, too, Den. I hadn't opened it yet.

As Thom Hartman says, all this bad stuff started with the Reagan years. It's absolutely true. That's when people like Richard Perle and Elliot Abrams were allowed power. The runaway criminal administration has it's roots in those years. Ed Meese as Attorney General says it all. Casper Weinberger as Secretary of Defense. What crooks! Now look how far it's come.

And then Reagan got Alzheimers and everything changed. Including the realistic downbeat analyses of how Reagan's administration fared.

IRAN-CONTRA was the first inkling to mainstreamers that something was fishy in Washington.

Carey said...


From yesterday: You don't get cable. Yes, it's on Discovery. I'm positive, since this is a huge endeavor, five years in the making, that it will be amply available.

The whole project is gargantuan. It's sole goal is to get people to love the planet enough to save it.

It's an experience to see.

The photography is astounding. Unbelievable what technology has done for the art. You can see things never-ever available to human eyes before now. It's that good.

This is not just another nature show, believe me.

Gerald said...

American soldiers are dying and the Iraqi parliament will be on a two month vacation come July and August. I believe that our soldiers should vote to take a two month vacation.

D.C. is a total cesspool. The escort service business in D.C. must be a thriving business. There are more dongs than brains in D.C.

Come on all you, Americans, don't you just love the hypocrisy in D.C. Bill Clinton is impeached for a BJ and Bush is glorified for his murderous ways. By the way our murderous ways are the true American ways.

We are truly an empire of johns, pimps, prostitutes, and murderers.

What is there not to love about our evil country?

Carey said...

Okay, I wasn't really paying attention to this latest Washington sex scandal, but...


Next time, try Domino's

Confronted with the fact that his name and phone number appeared on a list of clients of "D.C. madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias told ABC News that arranging for women to visit his condo was like ordering pizza.

What it wasn't like: The behavior Tobias pushed through an abstinence-first program and an anti-prostitution pledge while working as George W. Bush's global AIDS coordinator.

Tobias, who is married, resigned Friday for "personal reasons." He's insisting that there was "no sex" involved when "gals" would "come over to the condo to give me a massage."

Tim Grieve


My bold italics.

Carey said...


There are more dongs than brains in D.C.

I would hope so! Women don't have those dern things.

Carey said...

Even though I've always despised Tony Snow (Micki has his number down pat), I had hopes that cancer and facing that thing called death might have opened his heart a little. Personally, I think it has but you won't see it in him.

Here's how his first day back on the job went.

Welcome back, Tony

Tony Snow is back on the job after taking leave for cancer treatments, and he's just in time to respond to the charges laid out in George Tenet's new book.

On "Good Morning America" this morning, ABC's Chris Cuomo played for Snow a clip from "60 Minutes" in which Tenet says that the Bush administration "could never verify that there was any Iraqi authority, direction and control, complicity with al-Qaida for 9/11 or any operational act against America, period."

Snow's response: "Well, wait a minute, Chris. The president has been saying exactly that all along, so I don't know what the headline is ... The fact is, the president made it clear before the State of the Union in 2002 that there was no link between Saddam Hussein and September 11. So I'm afraid what's happened there is that George Tenet may have been referring to something that has been misreported or at least twisted by people who may have political motives in recent years, but there's been no attempt to try to link Saddam to Sept. 11."

No attempt? Not exactly.

The Bush administration has spent the better part of the past five years suggesting, subtly and not so, that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11. The president has repeatedly linked 9/11 to the war in Iraq. And in a September 2003 appearance on "Meet the Press," Vice President Dick Cheney said that it's "not surprising" that people "make that connection" between Saddam and 9/11.

The president acknowledged then that there was "no evidence" that Saddam was involved in the 9/11 attacks, but he muddied those waters in June 2004 when he said: "The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al-Qaida [is] because there was a relationship between Iraq and al-Qaida."

-- Tim Grieve

Carey said...

On 60 Minutes last night, I meant to tell you all, George Tenant came off pretty badly. Everything the critics are saying about him, particularly David Corn, I'm in complete agreement with.

Shut-up you twerp and apologize to the world.

DEN said...

Micki, things shaky up by you?

Among the latest discoveries is a fault near Bellingham, near the Canadian border, that may have been more active than originally thought. At least three shallow earthquakes along the Boulder Creek Fault, 20 miles northeast of Bellingham near the community of Kendall, apparently broke the surface, producing a 10-foot high, three-mile-long ridge known as a scarp.

Rather than being inactive for 30 million years, as had been previously thought, scientists now believe that the fault produced the three earthquakes roughly 7,700, 3,000 and 1,000 years ago. No one knows how large the quakes were or when there might be another.

@ McClatchy

DEN said...

Carey, So many idiots in the monkey cage, if only we could get those righties to wake up and see they were shammmed too.


•c•arol said...

Micki, have you ever felt an earthquake in Bellingham???

David B. Benson said...

ten foot high, 3 mile long scarp: It takes a major or great earthquake to do that, magnitude greater than 8 (9).

That is seriously large. I'd feel it here...

º¿carol said...

What a hoot! Wolfowitz Says He’s the Victim of a Smear Campaign! Bwahahaha.

David B. Benson said...

Oops! My classification was off by one.

major 7.0--7.9 magnitude

great 8.0--?? magnitude

so know I like it likely to require at least magnitude 7.8 or so to produce that scarp. Earthquakes that large destroy whole nearby communities...

David B. Benson said...

The 1994 Northridge earthquake was only magnitude 6.7. It brought down the Santa Monica Freeway and destroyed at least one apartment house...

Carey said...

Glenn Greenwald addresses the anonymity issues of blogging and reporting in his blog today. He's always interesting about blogosphere-related items.

Glenn Greenwald "Various Items"

Carey said...

Why in God's name can't I get George Tenet's name right?

Where did I get Tenant?

Sometimes my stupidity just amazes me.

David B. Benson said...

To finish off great earthquakes, the largest magnitude earthquake whose magnitude is known for certain was in Chile in 1960. Magnitude 9.5.

The next largest was the Alaskan earthquake of 1964. Magnitude 9.2.

Carey said...


It's true, though. Wolfowitz is being pushed out because of his arrogant attitudes and behavior.

The same insolent, hubristic behavior that got us into Iraq.

David B. Benson said...

Wayne Madsen today used the phrase LMD, Libedo of Mass Distruction. While I can hope this brings down the George XLIII government, in a more rational world...

David B. Benson said...

It's not that I place much credence in Madsen's writings, it's just that I liked LMD...

micki said...

Carol, there was a 3.0 magnitude 5 miles SSE of Bellingham in March. Some Bellinghamsters claim to have felt it -- but I didn't.

I did feel the Nisqually quake on February 28, 2001, but I was in Seattle that day -- 6.8 (or 6.1, I forget).

I have felt many earthquakes over my lifetime because I grew up in Seattle and have lived in other earthquake-prone areas -- Alaska and California. Felt one in Toyko once, too.

But, my most surprising earthquake experience was when we lived in New York -- in April, 1984, there was a 4.4 quake with its epicenter in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania -- and we felt it in New York! It was loud, too! Very strange.

I don't worry about earthquakes -- if it happens, it happens. I'd rather die of an earthquake in Bellingham, the City of Subdued Excitement, than of boredom in Keokuk.

•¿•arol said...

There were two quakes we were supposed to feel here in Michigan. One of them was at a time I was in my basement. I never felt any of them.

One of them might have been the Pennsylvania one you mentioned.

micki said...

Michigan Earthquake Information

For Carol and Gerald and all Michiganders -- michiganders???????

Well, take a gander....

micki said...

Last earthquake in Michigan --
Magnitude 3.5 MICHIGAN
1994 September 02 21:23:06 UTC

micki said...

This is the video that MoveOn and VideoVets did Not Want you to see

...because a mom's comments about recruiting made them "uncomfortable"

It's only 2 minutes....