Friday, June 08, 2007


Thanks Alan!

Returning to the funnies for Friday even though the grotesque war continues unabated with even more dead to count.

I hope that if there is a God, he will give the chimp the fast track to Hell where he belongs with the rest of his ilk.

For the supposed leader of the civilized world, he sure is not civilized, nor a leader, but an evil and unprincipled, narcissistic, fool.



micki said...

Today the NYT editorializes that it's time to subpoena General Rove, Harriet Miers and others.

It is time for Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to deliver subpoenas that have been approved for Karl Rove, former White House counsel Harriet Miers and their top aides, and to make them testify in public and under oath.

Yes, indeedy! It's waaaaay past time for that!

micki said...

Passport rules to be suspended:

If we try real hard, I bet we can make ourselves look even stoooooooopider to the world!

So, we're supposed to have passports for travel within the Western Hemisphere (Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, etc.) to keep us safer and make it harder for the terrorists to cross our borders....but we can't even muddle through the paperwork efficiently.

DEN said...

I am a crook and I defend my right to be one!

Doolittle defends votes against House ethics bills

By: Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - GOP Rep. John Doolittle said Thursday that even if he weren't under federal investigation, he would have opposed legislation this week providing for House ethics probes of indicted lawmakers.

Doolittle, R-Roseville, who is caught up in the influence-peddling scandal surrounding jailed GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has come under Democratic criticism for voting "no" on the two bills this week.

The measures were proposed on Tuesday in response to the indictment of Democratic Rep. William J. Jefferson of Louisiana on federal bribery charges.

Doolittle was among just 10 lawmakers in the 435-member House to oppose a Democratic-written bill directing the House Ethics Committee to respond to the indictment of any House member by empaneling an investigative committee within 30 days.

He was among 26 voting "no" on a Republican-written measure directing the ethics committee to report on whether the charges against Jefferson merit his expulsion.

"I honestly don't believe I would have voted any differently whether or not I was in the situation that I'm in," Doolittle told reporters on a telephone conference call he holds each week when Congress is in session.

"This is one of the cornerstones of our American Republic, and that is that a person is innocent unless proven guilty," he said.

"If you start trying to have a parallel investigation you will potentially cause all kinds of problems for the criminal investigation," Doolittle added, saying congressional intervention while a criminal case was going forward could jeopardize the rights of the defendants and the prosecution.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is targeting Doolittle for defeat next year, has derided him for that stance, contending that he "must live in a parallel universe where nothing is his fault and Congress shouldn't do its job."

"Well, I mean, they're going to say that," Doolittle said.

Doolittle also told reporters that an annual fundraiser he held last week in Folsom was extremely successful and raised about $100,000 despite recent talk among some Republicans in his district that the party should have a different nominee next year.

Did I mention my membership in

Repug trash!!

DEN said...

Dear Den,

Urge your friends and family to contact their Senators today!

Yesterday, thanks to your help, we took an important step toward restoring one of our nation's fundamental liberties: The right to challenge one's detention by the government in a court of law.

On an 11-8 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act, a bipartisan bill I authored with Sen. Arlen Specter to restore Habeas rights that were taken away last year by a Military Commissions Act that was rushed by the Bush Administration through a rubberstamp Congress.

While this is an important first step in undoing the damage done to our civil liberties, our work is far from over. The bill now moves to the full Senate, where I hope it will reach the floor and be voted on this month.

Thank you for emailing your Senators and helping us pass this important bill through the Judiciary Committee. Now, help us build momentum toward passage in the full Senate -- invite your friends and family to email their home-state Senators as well.

Just this week, we were again reminded of the flawed nature of the Military Commissions Act, the bill that stripped Habeas rights from non-citizens and was passed just weeks before last November's midterm elections.

At the start of the first two trials at Guantanamo Bay under the new system, judges dismissed all charges because of the confusing and contradictory nature of the Act. As Duke University law professor Madeline Morris put it: "The fundamental problem is that the law was not carefully written. It was rushed through in a flurry of political pressure from the White House...and it is quite riddled with internal contradictions and anomalies."

So now we're faced with a situation where the Military Commissions Act can't even be used to prosecute the detainees held in Cuba -- the ostensible reason why it was rushed through the Congress in such a reckless way -- yet the Habeas Corpus rights of these detainees and of more than 10 million lawful permanent residents have still been removed, allowing them to be detained forever based solely on the whims of the president.

This week's court ruling reminds us once again of the fatally flawed nature of the Military Commissions Act. Help us rectify its greatest wrong by urging your friends and family to contact their Senators today.

Thanks to the support of our Leahy for Vermont online community, the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act yesterday cleared a key hurdle in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But we know that the Bush Administration will pull out all the stops to keep the current failed system -- so we need to make sure that all Senators see the support that exists throughout our country for restoring this fundamental right.

By inviting your friends and family to email their home-state Senators today you will be helping us to restore one of our nation's founding liberties, the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus.

As we were reminded again this week, the passage of the Military Commissions Act was a huge blow to civil liberties in America. With your help, we will begin to undo this damage by passing the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act through the full Senate.

Thank you for your help and support. Once again, we can work together to make a difference.


Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator

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Gerald said...

People who have read my posts know that I loathe Hitler Bush and his Fourth Reich regime. However, I must admit that Hitler Bush has provided Nazi Americans and the world a display of the real Nazi America. What has surfaced for everyone to know that Nazi America's true colors are revealed. Nazi America is the most evil, vile, and wicked empire that has ever been born. The eight traditions of Nazi America has been opened for the world to see. Here are the eight Nazi American traditions.

1. hatred of our fellow man
2. murders of our fellow man
3. torture our fellow man
4. war crimes against humanity
5. corruption against the poor and the middle class
6. decadence is the rock around Nazi American entertainment
7. greed is the signature lifeline for Nazi Americans
8. eternal lies against our fellow man

A ninth tradition that is trying to make the big eight traditions is selfishness. Actually, this tradition encompasses the eight traditions and selfishness is the center piece of Nazi American policies and practices.

Nazi America and the world have been conditioned to accept their daily B.O.H.I.C.A. from Hitler Bush and his Fourth Reich regime.

micki said...

I see David Corn reports that one of the names floated to replace the dead Repuke Senator from Wyoming is LYNNE CHENEY.

Bottom fishing.

DEN said...

Micki, what is that? a new episode of All in the Family?

First Archie, now Edith?

Next they will want Meathead, oh thats right, he is the prez.

Carey said...

Lynn Cheney. She occupies an elevated place on my ultra-sh#t list. She and Dickie go perfectly together. Two of the most evil weirdos in existence.

I bring breaking news of utmost importance:

Screaming Paris Hilton Goes Back to Jail

LOS ANGELES - Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.

"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton, who violated her parole in a reckless driving case. "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience.

Hilton, who was brought to court in handcuffs in a sheriff's car, came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping, hair askew, sans makeup, wearing a gray fuzzy sweatshirt over slacks.

She cried throughout the hearing, her body shook constantly and she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, "I love you."

Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by the morning's developments. He said he had left the courthouse Thursday night having signed an order for Hilton to appear for the hearing.

When he got in his car early Friday, he said, he heard a radio report that he had approved Hilton's participation in the hearing by telephone, but he had not.

"I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions," he said of the decision to release Hilton from jail after three days.

"At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home on Kings Road," Sauer said.

micki said...

Adam runs a sex site on the side

Well, thank goodness. At least now we know that the Creation Museum is just "make believe."

(I know this is not that important compared to Carey's breaking news, but I couldn't resist.)

micki said...

On a more serious note, now that Peter Pace has been ousted, and with the Navy getting more powerful, does that mean we're getting closer to bombing Iran? (Or some other country?)

Bill thinks Pace is OUT as Joint Chief because the busheviks don't want any Senate hearings focusing on the past failures in Iraq. By dumping Pace, the busheviks (read Karl Rove) figure with a new guy as Joint Chief, the focus in any hearings will be on the "future." That's how they operate. Change the subject.

micki said...

I think we should be in the streets.

The media sure covered marches and protests back in the 60s when there was mayhem, sit-ins, buildings on fire, and cops gassing demonstrators, etc.

I hate violence. But it sure gets attention.

micki said...

Peter Pace picked a peck of pickled Peckers.

Carey said...

Okay, Micki, would you stop it? I can't get my post in. I'm laughing at Pace's pecker. Can you see it? I can't. I sqinted and everything.

That's how they operate. Change the subject.

Right on Micksters.

What is it about people who parade and chant such righteous spew and then engage in weird, deviated sex stuff? (Adam's sex site.)

Were you speaking of bureaucratic messes Micki? This Paris debacle does make one giggle, though. Can't you just see the beautiful little creature screaming for her just as egocentric Mom? It's as if Paris wished this on herself for more publicity. However, it does mirror the incompetent state of America right now. All danged messed up.

I had sort of a flash last night. It occurred to me that the 2000 election and it's Supreme Court-ordered results should have been enough of a sign that the Bush team were a bunch of criminals not to be trusted. They gave clear indications from day one about where they were suspiciously heading.

Why didn't that mistrust translate for Dems like Hillary into a "no" vote on the 2002 Iraq War Resolution? Yes, we remember that we were terribly concerned that Bushco had it all wrong with Iraq before we went in. We knew it was a maelstrom waiting to happen. Why did other Dems trust Bush after the incriminating 2000 election? Why?

Answer: They didn't trust him. They wanted to get the American bloodlust vote. It was election time. Americans were sold out. That's what ignorance will do.

Ms. Clinton cannot rely on an "I trusted Bush" answer to explain her yes vote. She is a hawk. She always has been. Even in her solid performance the other night at the "debate", the real Hillary could be seen.

There is no excuse for voting for the Iraq Resolution. Clinton cannot state that she trusted Bush, and expect us to believe she could be a wise President.

DEN said...

WOW what a bombshell!

Paris, poor dear has to go back to jail, tsk, tsk, tsk.

Ain't responsibility a bitch?

Pun intended.

Alan said...

Carey, I read an article this morning tracking the same thing as your thoughts (on Hillary). I'll go find it online in a sec. It pertains to the full national intelligence report... if she didn't read it and only read the bullshit summary they printed up to con Congress, then she can't blame her incompetence on bush. I don't necessarily agree with that, but I can see the point.

Carey said...

Randi Rhodes cracked me up yesterday. I'm not sure, can't give a name, but she was yacking about a doctor who has been on our radar before. He's the one that was given some sort of job heading women's health and he's a fundamentalist Christian kind of guy. In other words, he's anti-women in his beliefs. And anti-gay etc.

This is the guy whose wife testified in divorce proceedings that he raped her anally nightly while she slept. You've undoubtedly heard of him before.

Randi's going on about this guy going before Congress again to get another hish falutin' job affecting lots of things. "He writes that 'the vagina is anatomically designed to receive the penis.'"

Randi: Has he ever had sex? He claims the male and female genitalia are perfectly designed for each other? It's easier to find a proper fit in the jeans department.

DEN said...

As the final pitch was made for Hilton's further incarceration, her entire body began trembling. She clutched a ball of tissue and tears ran down her face.

Seconds later, the judge announced his decision: "The defendant is remanded to county jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence. This order is forthwith."

Hilton screamed.

Eight deputies immediately ordered all spectators out of the courtroom. Hilton's mother, Kathy, threw her arms around her husband, Rick, and sobbed uncontrollably.

Deputies escorted Hilton out of the room, holding each of her arms as she looked back.
Kicking and screaming is not proper behavior for an heiress.

Alan said...

Clinton's memory at war with the facts on Iraq votes

Hillary Clinton's remark during Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate that Iraq is "George Bush's war" may be interpreted as either brilliant strategy or desperate deflection.

Clinton may get points for strategy — as the front-runner, she doesn't need to attack her Democratic opponents — but she was also deflecting. In a Rodney King "can't we all just get along" moment, she tried to paint a picture of Democratic unity on the war question.

"The differences among us are minor. The differences between us and the Republicans are major," she said.

To which John Edwards replied: "There are important differences between us on this."

Clinton is in fact desperate on the war question, as she should be. To win her party's nomination, she needs to be anti-war; to win the general election, she has to be viewed as militarily tough.

Somewhere in the middle is a principle upon which she ought to stand, if only she could find it.
And did Clinton really do her homework?

New York Times reporters Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr., authors of Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, wrote in Sunday's New York Times Magazine that Clinton won't say whether she read the complete classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which included caveats about Saddam's weapons supplies and doubts about any alliance with al-Qaida. The 90-page NIE report was made available to all 100 senators 10 days before the Senate vote.

If she had read the whole report, could Clinton have voted as she did? If she didn't read it, can she now claim that she was misled? Van Natta and Gerth quoted Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., then the vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, as saying that only six (unnamed) senators had read the complete report.

Alan said...

I had heard that bushie was sick today and staying in his hotel room. Then I remembered he had a meeting with Putin yesterday. Did Putin stick 'im with a pointed tip umbrella or sumshyt? Doing his own dirty work now?

Alan said...

Artist David Adickes

*short clip about the Houston artist while working on the Beatles statues

One scene showing his viola statue downtown has the 71-floor building I helped build in the background. It's the rounded-looking green glass bulding taller than the others, at the back.

Alan said...

A'ight, if I heard, or understood right, poor picked on paris has to do her full 45-day sentence, and not the 23-day shortened one. Am I right??

Carey said...

That flash I wrote of, Alan, was not an anti-Hillary flash per se. For goodness sakes, I try to see the good in her, she is afemale!

You're right, however, that there is no clear-cut good or bad in this. It's a major American f&8k-up. The National Intelligence Estimate was a piece of confused, bungled crap to begin with as we know. It kinda went all over the map. We saw that in Hubris.

Still......this was a decision about sending kids to war. A person in a position to make that decision better know his or her facts. That's the real question in all of this. Not a confused NIE.

Carey said...


That's apparently where it stands now for Paris. Jail is a yucky place. People are so mean. I do unterstand her crying, really. She has been jerked around a little.

It's a metaphor for the whole American mess in a way. The bureacrats just pass each other in the night.

Carey said...

For some reason I've held sympathy for Paris. This is what the American/British media does. Tear down people who are well-known. It's not healthy. It carries over into normal day-to-day life at the watercooler, mean swipes at everyone.

One thing I know for sure. I would put Paris on the cover of our magazine if she wasn't "Paris." To me, she's a gorgeous model. She should stick with it. The cover would be themed, hot San Diego beach chick has something naughty up her sleeve. (There wouldn't be much sleeve to peek under.)

It would sell, believe me. Our July covers always sold off the newsstands like hot potatos.

Yes, gorgeous scantily-clad blonde chicks sell. I mean it, though, Paris has something quite extra. She's tailor-made for modeling. I would definitlely feature her.

Carey said...

definitely. Oops.

ò¿óarol said...

Color me shocked when I saw that Paris was ordered back to jail. I had CNN on and someone got a shot of her in the police car, face all scrunched up crying. Cool!

The crawler along the bottom said that the woman who shot her preacher husband to death hardly has to do any time at all! What the hell? Hope I stumble on a story about that later. I want to know why she got off!

ºCºarol said...

When Lewis Ziska wanted to see how a warmer world with more carbon dioxide in the air would affect certain plants, he didn't set up his experiment in a greenhouse or boot up a computer model. He headed for Baltimore.

Carey said...


Didn't he beat and rape her on a regular basis? Extenuating circumstances?

©¿rol said...

Carey, I've no idea if the preacher beat and raped her. All I remember hearing was that she aimed the gun at him because she wanted him to listen to her. Something about her falling for one of those Nairobi emails, or something.

I'm pretty much caught up reading in my usual places. Now I'll go check this story out.

º¿carol said...

Well, all the stories say the same thing, which is nothing much. She claimed she was abused, blah, blah, blah. But she shot him in the back while he lay in bed with a shotgun. Hmmm.

We had a story here where the woman set her husband's bed on fire while he slept and she got off. They made a movie out of it, The Burning Bed with Farrah Fawcett. I can tell you Francine Hughes didn't look at bit like Farrah!

Gerald said...

Carol and other posters, especially married men posters, you may want to know that the courts have been ruling a husband can be charged with raping his wife. If he is guilty, there will be jail time.

I believe that married men should have a signed contract with his wife that stipulates when he can have sex with his wife. The days, dates, times, etc. should be included. I would have a weekly signed contract in case a wife is having a problem during a certain time of month.

Married men should have this contract in order to protect them from rape charges by his wife.

Gerald said...

Vision of Humanity

Nazi America is not a peaceful country.

Micki, after Paris Hilton is let out of prison, she needs to talk to Laura Bush about drinking and driving.

Carey said...


I would hope it would not come to a signed contract. Spontaneity be damned.


What's this I'm hearing about Bush drinking and getting a tummy ache? I don't have the story straight.

Randi Rhodes just announced as fact that George Sr. watched the 9/11 morning's events with a Bin Laden relative in the lobby of a fancy New York hotel, the Ambassador maybe. That's bizarre.

She almost always has something interesting. Sometimes not, but I find it's often worth checking. I time my walk to her show.

Gerald said...

As more psychos are elected president, Nazi America will eventually have a very low rating regading the state of peace in our country.

Gerald said...

Carey, I am sharing information. I agree with you but we live in strange times in our country.

The state of peace is low in our country. What kind of problems will we face with more Americans lacking a peaceful state of mind is uncertain at this time? We see more violence everyday and people are not even safe in rural areas. Have Nazi Americans returned to their animal state of mind?

DEN said...

Do ya think Vlad-mer slipped a bit of Polonium in chimpies drink?

David B. Benson said...

Paris Hilton is certainly a spoiled 26 yeard old brat...

Gerald said...

Vision of Humanity Rankings

DEN said...


Leahy is pissed off, heads will roll.

DEN said...

Gerald, good link!!

Alan, cool art and artist!!

Carey, it's a lucky thing Paris is not an actress, she does not take direction well.

micki said...

Times have changed. That's for sure.

In my day, if one of us 'acted up' my parents would say, "SNAP OUT OF IT!"

And, you'd better damned sure snap out of it, or you'd rue the day.

No spoiled brats allowed.

I liked my parents.

carey said...

There's no doubt that Paris is spoiled.

You all heard that James Comey, in written testimony, asserted that Cheney saw to it that a promotion was not granted to another justice official working with Comey investigating the surreptitious wiretappping. That's probably partly why Leahy's so mad along with that NY Times editorial Micki mentioned first off.

Alan said...

"...George Sr. watched the 9/11 morning's events with a Bin Laden relative in the lobby of a fancy New York hotel, the Ambassador maybe."

Carey, I don't think it was the lobby, but a conference room. They just happened to be having their annual shareholder's meeting of The Carlyle Group. The bin Laden family has since divested theirself of Carlyle stock, but at the time...
Not sure if the story is at this site, but I see a link to the good video there (if that's the same one that starts out in Dutch), and other links. Typical is the one about James Baker defending the Saudis against the 9/11 families suit.

Meet The Carlyle Group
Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Making Billions in the War on Terrorism