Wednesday, July 04, 2007

KABOOM!!!





Meatgrinder, meatgrinder, boom, boom, boom.

Forty more soldiers headed for a tomb.

Meatgrinder, meatgrinder, boom, boom, boom.



Enjoy the fireworks.


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31 comments:

DEN said...

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

We the PEOPLE!!!

Fuck the Neo-Fascists!!!

This is our country!!!

Gerald said...

The Kaboom picture and blog are very profound statements.

Gerald said...

Our judicial system makes me puke

Gerald said...

We are the War Party

Gerald said...

Crime and Non-Punishment

Gerald said...

Posters, let me state that Hitler Bush has been sending the wrong message to our young people. The message they are receiving says that crime is acceptable as long as you belong to a certain group of people. Hitler Bush's messages will have long lasting negative effects on our young people.

Gerald said...

No Joy This Fourth of July

Gerald said...

George W. Bush has taken our country and made us despised throughout the world, ruined our global reputation in a way that may take a generation to salvage and made us far less safe in a dangerous world. Indeed, he has used our nation's wealth and power to make the world a more dangerous place.

His administration has also found a way to diminish a great holiday like our Independence Day, to make us feel less like proudly waving our flag and to even cause many like me, who have worn our country's uniform, to wonder what the hell it was for.

And, for that, every American who voted for Bush, should take time this July Fourth to perform a truly patriotic act and be profoundly ashamed.

Gerald said...

A Declaration of Independence from Israel

Gerald said...

The Mind of the Returning Iraq War Veteran

Gerald said...

I am making this statement as an act of willful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.

I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe that this war, upon which I entered as a war of defense and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest I have seen and endured the suffering of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong the sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust.

Gerald said...

American soldiers who defy military authority with statements against war are TRULY JESUS' DISCIPLES.

Gerald said...

Hitler Bush: A Man of His Word

Gerald said...

Yes, when you are part of Hitler Bush's regime and you lie, you will be taken care of handsomely.

David B. Benson said...

I saw a squirrel today. It wasn't there when I walked back about an hour later...

DEN said...

Makes me wonder if the whole libby trial was a ruse meant to imply "something" was being done to hold "someone" accountable for the malfeasance of the administration.

In other words, show the little people we mean business, when in fact they meant no such thing.

Yanking our chains, then wrapping them around us while we we not paying attention.

DEN said...

Not Neo-Conservative!!

Neo-Fascist!!

Nothing conservative about this gang of war mongers.

By Corporations, for Corporations.

ò,óarol said...

It could have all been a ruse. I'd believe anything after watching everything that has happened since Bush was handed the presidency.

That said, to think that after ALL the investigating, the trial, the verdict, THE MONEY SPENT ON IT that it all meant nothing makes me want to puke.

David B. Benson said...

Ya know, for the price of the auk-you-pay-shun in Iraqi we could make a really good start on global warming mitigation.

Nah, too sane an idea...

DEN said...

I think it was more of a let it play out to keep the little people pacified and if libby has to go to jail, the prez will get him out.

Judge Walton is not pleased with the and the Judiciary Committee isn't either.

DEN said...

Judge Walton:

On July 2, 2007, the President of the United States commuted the term of incarceration imposed on the defendant by the Court, “leaving intact and in effect the two-year term of supervised release, with all its conditions, and all other components of the sentence.” Grant of Executive Clemancy at 1. It has been brought to the Court’s attention that the United States Probation Office for the District of Columbia intends to contact the defendant imminantly to require him to begin his term of supervised release. Strictly construed, the statute authorizing the imposition of supervised release indicates that such release should occur only after the defendant has already served a term of imprisonment. 18 USC Sec. 3583(a) (stating that the defendant “[may] be placed on a term of supervised release after imprisonment”) (emphasis added). That is, despite the President’s direction that the defendant’s prison sentence be commuted and his term of supervised release remain intact…Sec. 3583 does not appear to contemplate a situation in which the defendant may be placed under supervised release without first completing a term of incarceration.

DEN said...

Ha, ha! the plot thickens.

Boot the chimp!!
And Deadeye too!!

David B. Benson said...

Did dumb Dick and the shrub in the White House just violate another law?

We'll they'll just say that no parole is then required.

Independance for the Scooter toy...

DEN said...

And might just pardon him and shut the door to any dispute.

Good site with vigorous legal discussion.

David B. Benson said...

I actually managed to accomplish one small thing today.

So I'm calling it barley-n-hops time...

micki said...

Well, not to toot my own horn....but I picked up on that requirement to serve some of the term the other day...

micki said...
Standards for Considering Commutation Petitions

A commutation of sentence reduces the period of incarceration; it does not imply forgiveness of the underlying offense, but simply remits a portion of the punishment. It has no effect upon the underlying conviction and does not necessarily reflect upon the fairness of the sentence originally imposed. Requests for commutation generally are not accepted unless and until a person has begun serving that sentence. Nor are commutation requests generally accepted from persons who are presently challenging their convictions or sentences through appeal or other court proceeding.

The President may commute a sentence to time served or he may reduce a sentence, either merely for the purpose of advancing an inmate's parole eligibility or to achieve the inmate's release after a specified period of time. Commutation may be granted upon conditions similar to those imposed pursuant to parole or supervised release or, in the case of an alien, upon condition of deportation.

Generally, commutation of sentence is an extraordinary remedy that is rarely granted. Appropriate grounds for considering commutation have traditionally included disparity or undue severity of sentence, critical illness or old age, and meritorious service rendered to the government by the petitioner, e.g., cooperation with investigative or prosecutive efforts that has not been adequately rewarded by other official action. A combination of these and/or other equitable factors may also provide a basis for recommending commutation in the context of a particular case.

It appears that Scooter Libby is a very special case, indeed. Why am I not surprised?

7/02/2007 5:32 PM

micki said...
Oh, that was from: SOURCE: United States Attorneys' Manual, 1-2.110 - 1.2.113

7/02/2007 5:34 PM

micki said...

Bill and I went to the Peace Arch today. The Peace Arch is a symbol of friendship and peace that marks the Canadian-U.S. border crossing at Blaine, Wasington.

It has particular significance for me because my Dad thought it was useful to inject a little history into the 4th of July. When I was a young girl, my family joined others at the Peace Arch. My Dad said more than once during my childhood, "what if we didn't have peaceful relations with Canada? Think about that."

micki said...

I heard on the news that Las Vegas recorded a temperature reading of 128ºF today.

...as though the Fourth of July was not depressing enough.

Gerald said...

Comparing Lewis Libby and Victor Rita

Gerald said...

Here is more evidence that Hitler Bush will not give up power in January, 2009.

CREW RELEASES "CROSSING THE LINE: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORTS TO EXPAND ITS POWERFUL REACH"
Contact:
Naomi Seligman Steiner 202.408.5565 nseligman@citizensforethics.org

2 Jul 2007 // Washington, DC – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a report entitled Crossing the Line: The Bush Administration's Efforts to Expand Its Powerful Reach, which details the Bush administration’s repeated constitutional overreaching and abuse of executive power and prerogative.

Crossing the Line demonstrates that Vice President Dick Cheney is quietly, but diligently, working to establish case law that equates the power of the vice presidency with the power of the presidency; and that the Bush administration is intent on expanding the power of executive privilege well beyond constitutional bounds

Recently it was revealed that the vice president has unilaterally exempted himself and his office from the executive order that governs the safeguarding of classified national security information.

In response to a suit filed by Valerie and Joseph Wilson against Vice President Cheney and other top administration officials, Mr. Cheney argued that as vice president he is entitled to absolute immunity from suit.

In response to a CREW suit over visitor logs, the administration is attempting to reclassify Secret Service documents as presidential documents under the exclusive control of the White House. The vice president has argued that the constitutional protections afforded the presidency apply with equal force to his office.

In a suit filed by CREW over a FOIA request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Hurricane Katrina-related documents, the government invoked the presidential communications privilege, suggesting an attempt to cover-up what President Bush actually knew before, during and after the hurricane devastated the Gulf Coast.

During the course of CREW’s FOIA lawsuit against the White House Office of Administration (OA) for documents relating to five million missing White House emails, the OA claimed that it was responding “as a matter of administrative discretion,” not because the OA is an “agency” bound by the FOIA.

Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said today, “Vice President Cheney and Bush administration officials are working hard to reconfigure the executive branch to conform with their preference for absolute power rather than with clearly established constitutional boundaries. CREW’s report depicts an administration out of control.”

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Gerald said...

A Marine, Six Months After Iraq