Monthly Archives: October 2005

The smell of Alito in the morning

Here’s an Alito Judicial Fun Fact: In Doe v. Groody, Alito agued that police officers had not violated constitutional rights when they strip searched a mother and her ten-year-old daughter while carrying out a search warrant that authorized only the … Continue reading

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Can you hear this, Mr. President?

Remember the hammily staged moment — I mean touching and patriotic moment — at Ground Zero, when Bush and that audience plant — I mean patriotic citizen — had that back and forth about whether or not Bush could be … Continue reading

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Cheney’s Blogcast: “I get all nervous….”

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Scooter won’t go away

As much as BushCo would like to distract us from their car wreck of an administration (albeit by their quickee nomination of a judge who believes wives should be legally bound to talk to their husbands before having an abortion), … Continue reading

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Dobson calls for Halloween flag desecration

James Dobson’s website today features a series of tips for parents who want to make Halloween (a reenactment of pagan rituals) a little more Christian. Included in his suggestions: • Dress your children in costumes that focus on history, pretend … Continue reading

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Drudge: Jail time for Libby, courtroom for Dick

Drudge is reporting that Fitzgerald has “scotched” plea discussions from Libby’s attorney and that… BOOM!… Dick will have to testify in court. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is planning to call Vice President Dick Cheney as a witness in the trial … Continue reading

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Testify, Mr. President!

“You can’t say, ‘Please don’t be mean to me. Please let me win sometimes.’ Give me a break here,” Clinton said. “If you don’t want to fight for the future and you can’t figure out how to beat these people … Continue reading

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Cheney knew

From Josh Marshall: Go to page 5 of the indictment. Top of the page, item #9. On or about June 12, 2003, LIBBY was advised by the Vice President of the United States that Wilson’s wife worked at the Central … Continue reading

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Little George and George Takei

Little George was pushed in front of a microphone today, where he said: “we’re all saddened by today’s news.” No, Bush wasn’t talking about George “Mr. Sulu” Takei announcing that he’s gay, though doubtless Little George is personally saddened by … Continue reading

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John Conyers wants answers

Rep. John Conyers, one of the bravest men in Congress, has some good questions in the wake of the Scooter indictment: On page 4 of the indictment, who is the unnamed “Undersecretary of State” who was asked by Libby about … Continue reading

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Firing vs. Resignation: the message

As devoted viewers of the West Wing know, White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler did a bad thing: he leaked top secret information to a reporter. The West Wing is a pretend show. And on the pretend show, the President … Continue reading

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The Walrus and the Wurm

More from the indictment (hat tip to Josh Marshall): On or about May 29, 2003, in the White House, LIBBY asked an Under Secretary of State (“Under Secretary”) for information concerning the unnamed ambassador’s travel to Niger to investigate claims … Continue reading

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Run, Chickenhawk, run!

The real Presiding boss in D.C.’s number one capo gets charged with five federal crimes and resigns. This same capo is also a National Security Advisor to Little George. And what does the Boy Emperor do for the day? After … Continue reading

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Official A and Other Officials

From the indictment itself: On or about July 10 or July 11, 2003, LIBBY spoke to a senior official in the White House (“Official A”) who advised LIBBY of a conversation Official A had earlier that week with columnist Robert … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, Irvin!

Unmitigated, unremitting liar, traitor to his nation, Irvin L. Libby, the grown man named Scooter, is indicted. And not just for perjury and false statements, but also obstruction of justice. So Scooter’s resigning like the loyal lieutenant to his commanding … Continue reading

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The Onion on Laura Bush

Um. Wow. The Onion.

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Exxon turns Katrina into record profits

We have a winner! The King of the Katrina Profiteers: Exxon. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday posted a quarterly profit of $9.9 billion, its biggest ever and one of the largest in U.S. corporate history, as … Continue reading

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And the pre-Fitzmas indictments just keep coming

So now we can add Tom Noe to the growing list of power Republicans being indicted, which includes already Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff and will soon, one hopes, include Irvin L. Libby, Karl Rove, and, getting greedy, Stephen Hadley … Continue reading

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Political Criminals

Murray Waas has yet more on Cheney (and his major-domo, Irvin L. “Scooter” Libby (let’s just start calling him by his first name, Irvin. It’s fun.)) lying and breaking laws at the same time. This time, “the” Dick and Irvin … Continue reading

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The RepubLIEcan party

It’s getting downright exhausting to keep track of the sheer volume of mendacity spewing forth from the mouths of the GOP power elite and their media shills. Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby, Hadley, Condi, Frist, Judy, Pinch, Andrea Mitchell, Tim Russert, … Continue reading

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