Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wisdom From The Past Guides Us Now!

Guest post by Mike

Certain core principles and tenets are classic and timeless, Such as the freedoms and liberties enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and the Golden Rule..........The amazing visionary and prophet Edgar Cayce gave us such core tenets in the wake of the looming Nazi threat and shadow of WW2.

Cayce warned over and over again that the only obstacles to peace and prosperity were imperialism, racism, religious zealotry, and the greed of self serving elites...........I read this warning from the Great Edgar Cayce and it was like he was screaming this warning to our society from the grave.........GWB says EVERYTHING changed after 9/11, I say beware of snake oil salesmen who say "Everything Has Changed" or "Things Are Different This Time", for they usually NEVER are, particularly for core principles and tenets that are classic and timeless.

Like Detective Columbo, I'm a little slow on the uptake at times, so hopefully you guys could help me put together the most recently divulged facts from the Attorney gate saga.

Lets see now, The Attorney for the President, and the President's Chief of Staff both go to the hospital, BUT allegedly NOT for the man they work for The President but as he CLAIMS for a completely different branch of government .......(cough cough) the spirit of bipartisanship. Now mind you Bush and his counselor have shown nothing but contempt and disdain for both Congress and for bipartisanship, not to mention Congressional over site and the checks and balances ......but I digress.

Where were we, oh yeah, the Chief of Staff and the attorney FOR President Bush went to the hospital bed of a man in intensive care who was incapacitated to get him to sign and authorize an illegal unconstitutional spying program of President Bush's that he refused to authorize and stated was illegal when he WAS of sound mind and health............

Now the plot thickens so bear with me here, because as it turns out the Attorney General John Ashcroft, KNEW he was not fit to perform his duties and make critical decisions when he became ill, so he appointed James Comey as Acting Attorney General and lo and behold President Bush and his cronies tried to get Comey to approve his illegal spying on American Citizens Program and Comey ALSO refused stating it was unconstitutional.

So, AFTER Ashcroft did not approve Bush's illegal spy program and then mysteriously became ill, Bush and Gonzalez attempted to get Comey who they obviously KNEW was acting AG to approve it, THEN when Comey ALSO refused to approve the illegal program FOR BUSH, The Presidents Chief of Staff AND his Attorney KNOWING full well that Ashcroft was incapacitated and Comey was the real and legitimate Attorney General and the ONLY one who could legally approve the program at the time, illegally tried to pull and end around, and get the incapacitated Ashcroft to sign and authorize President Bush's illegal and unconstitutional program illegally, knowing full well that he was not the legal AG and lacked the authority to authorize such a program not to mention was not of sound mind.................

Oh and lets not forget of course that although Gonzalez's boss GWB was obsessed with getting the illegal spy program rubberstamped and was attempting to do everything in his power to do so both legal and illegal, and although he claimed on many prior occasions he would continue the program regardless of the legality or of Congress's disapproval.........

Gonzalez had the audacity to claim that he went to Ashcroft's hospital bed with authorization document and pen in hand NOT for his boss GWB who was adamant and obsessed with getting it authorized but instead as a bipartisan ambassador of good will for a COMPLETELY different branch of government despite the fact that he has never showed this benevolent bipartisan spirit of cooperation before or since.

Now my head is spinning from that last paragraph from all those illegals so I could use some help here people...........does it sound the least bit plausible or logical that two of the presidents most loyal henchman would illegally go to a sick mans hospital bed NOT for the man they worked for who was moving heaven and earth to try and authorize his illegal program that both legitimate AG's denied authorizing because they stated it was illegal and unconstitutional but rather for a separate branch of government that they have shown NOTHING but contempt for.

What kind of man could go to an incapacitated man in intensive care's hospital bed and try to get that man who was not of sound mind to illegally authorize an illegal program Gonzalez KNEW he lacked the legal authority to authorize in the first place.......further picture how nefarious, ill intentioned and untrustworthy Comey and the FBI would have to deem this man to think it best NOT to allow him to be alone with Ashcroft without FBI supervision.

Do you think this man, Alberto Gonzalez merits the trust to remain Attorney General and head of our Department of Justice when not only has he tried to compromise and infect our justice system with partisanship, but every action he has committed has show his disdain and contempt for honesty, equal justice for all and the rule of law..........this man must be ripped from the levers of power and the fabric of our nation like a cancerous tumor!

We must keep Cayce's warning in mind when we evaluate the actions of Gonzalez and the Bush Administration, for it is a benevolent voice of reason screaming a warning from the grave.

Image by Stephen Pitt Cartoons


  1. Good article Mike and isn't it revealing how far Bush and his minions will go to cover up illegal activities!

  2. Not only is gonzo crooked, he's stupid as hell to boot. I wouldn't trust the guy to change my ac filter. He'd tear it up. The only thing he has been good for is a rubber stamp to anything bush wants.

  3. Gonzo can't even spread a lie without making the entire mess look worse than when he started.

  4. Its so scary to think about issues like this in prophetic terms,but its true.

  5. Everything they do are getting even scarier and it won't end.

  6. Here is what Cheney does to people with questions:

    A man walked up to Dick Cheney, calmly told him he thought his Iraq policy was reprehensible, and walked away. A few minutes later he was arrested by the Secret Service, in front of his 8-year-old son, for "assault".

    When he asked what would happen to his child, the Secret Service said, "He can be sent to Child Services." Luckily, the boy found his mother and was safe.

    But the citizen who practiced his free speech spent a few hours in jail before he was released.

    This is a story that was just told by Matthew Rothschild on Thom Hartmann's radio show.

    Is this a dictatorship!

  7. Nice Article.

    I love that Cayce quote.

    If more people payed attention to wise people of the past, we wouldn't be in this mess..


  8. Hi GEF:

    Gonzo is a true idiot!

  9. Larry,

    When you're right, you are right!



  10. Larry said...
    Here is what Cheney does to people with questions:

    A man walked up to Dick Cheney, calmly told him he thought his Iraq policy was reprehensible, and walked away. A few minutes later he was arrested by the Secret Service, in front of his 8-year-old son, for "assault".

    When he asked what would happen to his child, the Secret Service said, "He can be sent to Child Services." Luckily, the boy found his mother and was safe.

    But the citizen who practiced his free speech spent a few hours in jail before he was released.

    This is a story that was just told by Matthew Rothschild on Thom Hartmann's radio show.

    Is this a dictatorship!"

    I posted about that incident last fall I believe before the election............I believe it happened in a mall in the shows how Cheney despises the freedoms and liberties enumerated in the Constitution and loves abusing his power............the Mean little SOB NEEDS to be impeached!

  11. Thanks GEF I thought that quote was great as well it literally jumped out at me..........good to see you!

  12. Gonzales denies pressuring Ashcroft on spying
    AG defends 2004 hospital visit; Specter raises idea of special prosecutor

    Updated: 10:44 a.m. MT July 24, 2007
    WASHINGTON - Alberto Gonzales denied Tuesday that he and former White House chief of staff Andy Card tried during to pressure a hospitalized Attorney General John Ashcroft to recertify President Bush’s domestic eavesdropping program.

    But lawmakers continued to press for answers from a recalcitrant White House, with one senior Republican raising the prospect of a special prosecutor to probe areas where Bush has blocked Congress.

    “The constitutional authority and responsibility for congressional oversight is gone,” said Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican. “If that is to happen, the president can run the government as he chooses, answer no questions.”

    Glaring at Gonzales just a few feet away at the witness table, Specter declared, “The attorney general has the authority to appoint a special prosecutor.” He added later that a special prosecutor would be one of several options to consider months from now, if the Senate cites Bush administration officials with contempt of Congress.

    Democrats weren’t likely to stand in the way.

    “I don’t trust you,” Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., told Gonzales, who succeeded Ashcroft as attorney general.

    A sick Ashcroft
    Gonzales’ credibility remained at issue throughout the proceedings, with senators of both parties growing exasperated and at some points accusing the attorney general of intentionally misleading the committee.

    But the story about Gonzales’ famous 2004 hospital visit elicited the most anger from senators because it addressed the concerns of some that the attorney general’s loyalty to the president damaged his judgment and the Justice Department’s independence.

    Gonzales said that he and Card had been urged by congressional leaders of both parties to take steps necessary to ensure that the unidentified intelligence program survive a looming deadline for its expiration. To do that, Gonzales said, he needed Ashcroft’s permission.

    At the time, Ashcroft was in an intensive care unit recovering from gall bladder surgery and Gonzales was Bush’s White House legal counsel. Ashcroft had transferred the powers of his office to Deputy Attorney General James Comey.

    “We went there because we thought it was important for him to know where the congressional leadership was on this,” Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee in his first public explanation of the meeting.

    “Clearly if he had been competent and understood the facts and had been inclined to do so, yes we would have asked him,” Gonzales added. “Andy Card and I didn’t press him. We said ’Thank you’ and we left.”

    Conflicting version of events
    Gonzales’ version conflicts with Comey’s.

    “I was angry,” Comey testified in May, releasing details of the meeting for the first time. “I thought I had just witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man who did not have the powers of the attorney general.”

    Comey said that he and Ashcroft had decided against recertifying the classified program. There were concerns at the time about whether the domestic eavesdropping program violated civil liberties. The program was slated to expire on March 11, 2004, if not recertified by Justice.

    But Gonzales said Tuesday that he did not know whether Ashcroft had made a decision or whether he had been aware of Comey’s objections. Furthermore, he said, House and Senate leaders of both parties urged him during an emergency meeting earlier on March 10 to make sure the program survived the deadline.

    “How can you get approval from Ashcroft for anything when he’s under sedation and incapacitated? For anything?” Specter asked.

    “We would not have sought nor did we intend to seek to get any approval from General Ashcroft if in fact he was not fully competent to make that decision,” Gonzales replied.

    “I’m not making any progress here,” Specter snapped.

    Intentionally misleading?
    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., grilled Gonzales on whether the attorney general provided misleading statements when he said there had been no dissenting views in the administration on the domestic surveillance program that then operated without warrants.

    “How can you say you haven’t deceived the committee?” Schumer asked.

    Gonzales stood by his comments.

    “The disagreement that occurred, and the reason for the visit to the hospital, senator, was about other intelligence activities,” Gonzales said, refusing to say what the other program might be.

    “How can you say you should stay on as attorney general when we go through exercises like this?” Schumer asked. “You want to be attorney general, you should be able to clarify it yourself.”

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., told Gonzales that he believes the attorney general intentionally misled the committee about which program caused dissent among administration officials.

    Gonzales said he couldn’t say in an unclassified setting, but offered to go into more detail in private meetings with senators.

  13. Panel ready for legal clash with Bush for firings
    Gonzales responds to House committee, says he will not quit.

    By Dan Eggen
    Washington Post Staff Writer

    Updated: 3:09 a.m. MT July 24, 2007
    The House Judiciary Committee announced yesterday that it will press toward a constitutional showdown with the Bush administration over the U.S. attorney firings scandal, even as embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales vowed to stay on and "fix the problems" that have damaged the reputation and morale of the Justice Department .

    John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), chairman of the committee, said it will vote on Wednesday on contempt citations for the White House chief of staff, Joshua B. Bolten , and former White House counsel Harriet E. Miers . Both refused congressional demands for information on the dismissals after President Bush invoked executive privilege.

    The move puts House Democrats on a legal collision course with the White House, which said last week that it will not allow the Justice Department to prosecute executive branch officials for being in contempt of Congress.

    Gonzales's promise to remain in office, made in written testimony to be delivered today before the Senate Judiciary Committee , comes as many Justice Department employees say they are dispirited and have little confidence in their politically wounded leader.

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    Gonzales vows to fix department image
    Most members of Gonzales's senior staff have resigned or are on the way out. Several outside candidates turned down chances to be considered for the job of his deputy, and more than a half-dozen other top positions remain filled by temporary appointees. Some of the department's key legislative priorities — including intelligence law revisions and anti-crime proposals — have also bogged down because of the fight with Democrats over the prosecutor firings.

    "It takes away from normal work," one recently departed Justice official said about the persistent controversy over Gonzales's role in the firings and the use of improper political considerations in hiring career employees. "It obviously has a serious impact," said the former official, who would discuss the department's internal workings only if not identified.

    GOP members join call for Gonzales' resignation
    Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have said that Gonzales should resign. But in his testimony, released yesterday, Gonzales said: "I could walk away or I could devote my time, effort and energy to fix the problems. Since I have never been one to quit, I decided that the best course of action was to remain here."

    Referring indirectly to criticism that young, ideologically oriented aides such as former senior counselor Monica M. Goodling made improper decisions, Gonzales said, "I will continue to make efforts to ensure that my staff and others within the department have the appropriate experience and judgment so that previous mistakes will not be repeated."

    Gonzales again depicted himself as largely detached from controversial personnel practices, including the firings of the nine U.S. attorneys last year. But in a video message to Justice Department employees on Friday, he said, "I am sorry, and I accept full responsibility."

    "I am troubled because the allegations regarding the politicization of this historic institution — an institution that stands for and protects the rights of the citizens of the greatest, most free nation on Earth — have occurred on my watch," Gonzales said, according to a transcript.

    Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said yesterday: "We are confident that the men and women of the department are working distraction-free, protecting our neighborhoods from violent gangs, preventing acts of terrorism and protecting our children from predators."

    In the House, Conyers said the decision to move forward with contempt proceedings was made reluctantly, but he asserted that the committee had few options in the face of the White House's refusal to comply with committee subpoenas. "It is still my hope that they will reconsider this hard-line position and cooperate with our investigation so that we can get to the bottom of this matter," Conyers said.

    Bush maintains details are private
    The panel's move comes after months of legal feuding between congressional Democrats and Bush. He has declared that details about the firings are protected from disclosure by executive privilege and need not be shared with Congress.

    The U.S. attorney firings last year — including seven on one day in December — came after a two-year effort by senior White House and Justice Department aides that targeted prosecutors for removal based in part on their perceived loyalty to the Bush administration and the GOP .

    Several of the prosecutors were improperly contacted by GOP lawmakers or staff members about active criminal probes of corruption involving elected officials. Justice investigators are looking into whether civil service laws were violated in other hiring and firing decisions.

  14. Poll finds Democrats favored on war
    But both Bush, Congress both get low ratings on Iraq

    By Jon Cohen and Dan Balz

    Updated: 12:21 a.m. MT July 24, 2007
    Most Americans see President Bush as intransigent on Iraq and prefer that the Democratic-controlled Congress make decisions about a possible withdrawal of U.S. forces, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    As the president and Congress spar over war policy, both receive negative marks from the public for their handling of the situation in Iraq. But by a large margin, Americans trust Democrats rather than the president to find a solution to a conflict that remains enormously unpopular. And more than six in 10 in the new poll said Congress should have the final say on when to bring the troops home.

    The president has steadfastly asserted his power as commander in chief to make decisions about the war, but his posture is now viewed by majorities of Democrats, independents and even Republicans as too inflexible. Asked whether Bush is willing enough to change policies on Iraq, nearly eight in 10 Americans said no.

    All-time low
    Since December, the percentage seeing Bush as too rigid has increased 12 points, with the most significant change among Republicans. Just after the 2006 midterm elections and the release of the 79-point plan from the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, 55 percent of Republicans thought Bush was willing enough to change course in Iraq; in this poll, 55 percent of Republicans said he is not.

    Bush's overall approval rating equals its all-time low in Post-ABC News polls at 33 percent, with 65 percent disapproving. Fifty-two percent said they "strongly" disapprove of his job performance, the highest figure of his presidency and more than three times the 16 percent who strongly approve.

    Three-quarters of Republicans approve of the way he is handling his job, but just one in 10 Democrats and three in 10 independents give him positive marks.

    The war has been the single biggest drag on the president's approval ratings.

    Thirty-one percent give him positive marks on handling the situation in Iraq, which is near his career low on the issue. The last time a majority approved of the president's handling of the war was in January 2004.

    Even among those Americans who said they had served or had a close friend or relative who served in Iraq, 38 percent approve of Bush's handling of the conflict.

    Congress little better
    At the same time, Congress fares little better with the public on the war. Just 35 percent said they approve of the way congressional Democrats are handling the situation in Iraq, with 63 percent disapproving. Two-thirds of independents give the Democrats negative marks on the war.

    The latest poll was conducted July 18 to 21 among a random sample of 1,125 adults, just after Senate Democrats failed to pass legislation that would set a timetable for the start of troop withdrawals from the war zone. The results have a three-percentage-point margin of sampling error.

    Overall approval of Congress stands at 37 percent in the new poll, with the 60 percent disapproval rating equal to public dissatisfaction with the Republican-controlled Congress late last year. Congress's approval rating has declined over the past three months because self-identified Democrats have soured in their assessment.

    Congressional Democrats still receive higher marks than their Republican counterparts for their performance, but independents give both parties equally negative reviews.

    But when it comes to judging the president versus congressional Democrats on the issue of Iraq, the public stands with Congress. Fifty-five percent said they trust congressional Democrats on the war, compared with 32 percent who said they trust Bush. (Eleven percent of all respondents and 17 percent of independents said they trust "neither.") And by 2 to 1, Americans said Congress, rather than the president, should make the final decision about when to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq. Nearly three in 10 Republicans side with Congress over the president on this question.

    Many would like Congress to assert itself on Iraq, and about half of poll respondents said congressional Democrats have done "too little" to get Bush to change his war policy. Democrats are especially eager for more action from their party's lawmakers: 61 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of liberal Democrats said not enough has been done to prod Bush on the issue.

    Mirrors partisan divide
    The central challenge for legislators from both parties is that the deep schism in Congress over Iraq war policy mirrors a wide partisan divide on many questions about the situation there.

    Overall attitudes about the conflict continue to be decidedly negative, with more than six in 10 saying that given the costs, the war was not worth fighting. Most Democrats and independents in the poll said the war was not worth fighting, but most Republicans continue to say it has been worth the costs.

    And the broad disagreements between partisans are not isolated to previous decisions.

    A narrow majority -- 55 percent -- support legislation that would set a deadline of next spring for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, but while that measure is backed by 72 percent of Democrats and six in 10 independents, only a quarter of Republicans are on board.

    A Senate effort to append such a timeline to a defense authorization bill failed to get the requisite 60 votes in the Senate; it was defeated 52 to 47.

    There is also no agreement across party lines on the timing of U.S. troop withdrawals. About six in 10 said forces should be withdrawn to avoid further casualties, even if civil order is not restored, and 56 percent want to decrease the forces in Iraq. Both figures are at new highs, but few Republicans agree with either position.

    No consensus on timing
    Even among Democrats, there is no consensus about the timing of any troop withdrawal. While three-quarters want to decrease the number of troops in Iraq, only a third advocate a complete, immediate withdrawal. There is even less support for that option among independents (15 percent) and Republicans (6 percent).

    There is, however, more universal, bipartisan backing for several other proposals that have been floated, including changing the strategic mission from direct combat to training and support, instituting new rules on troop rest time, and reducing aid to the Iraqi government if it fails to meet certain benchmarks. Majorities across party lines support each of these potential policy shifts.

    Few are confident that the Iraqi government has the ability to meet its commitments to restore civil order. But again partisan views diverge: 55 percent of Republicans are at least somewhat confident that the Iraqis will meet their benchmarks, an outlook shared by about three in 10 Democrats and independents.

    And as for the new U.S. efforts to restore security in Iraq, most in the poll said the "surge" has not made much difference, and nearly two-thirds said that the additional troops will not improve the situation over the next few months.

    This broad pessimism provides an early read that the public may not be as willing as some in Congress to suspend judgment about the strategy until Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, delivers his much-anticipated assessment in mid-September.

  15. I'll throw that question out there help me out here people, we have two of the Presidents most trusted henchmen, his Chief of Staff and his own attorney who after the President TRIES to get his illegal spying on American citizens program rubberstamped by both the Attorney General when he was of sound mind and health and the Acting Attorney General and was turned down BOTH times because the program was deemed illegal and unconstitutional............having two of his people illegally go to the same man who ruled the prograsm was unconstitutional when of sound mind when he was incapacacitated in intensive care and not only NOT of sound mind and who lack the authority to legally authorize this program because we was NOT the legal Attorney General at the time.........but this gets better still Gonzalez CLAIMS he was breaking the law and trying to take advantage of a sick man who was probably on all kinds of drugs for the pain to illegally authorize something he lacked the authority to authorize in the first place not for his boss the President who was bending heaven and earth to get the program rubberstamped by hook or by crook or at least appear to be rubberstamped but on a whim for a completely different branch of government which he has shown nothing but contempt the spirit of bipartisanship, which he has NEVER exhibbeted before or since!

    Now what are the odds of that?

    I'd say about the same as having a white Christmas in July!

  16. The way I see this This IS NOT a partisan issue, if a Democrat were politicizing the Justice Department and Obstructing justice I'd say impeach the Bum as well.

    Justice is NOT a partisan issue.........This is VERT cut and dry, if Gonzalez was politicizing the Justice Department he NEEDS to be impeached and removed from office and if he truly did have rogue staffers and he knows nothing about it to the extent he is not even competent or capable enough to clearly, coherently and credibly explain this to Congress then he needs to be impeached and removed for gross incompetence and negligence but either way Gonzo has to be removed.

  17. Does this mean another war:

    Last week Henry Kissinger led a delegation of US political big-hitters on an extremely low-profile mission to Russia, where they met with Vladimir Putin and an equally matched Russian delegation - led by former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov - to discuss some of the more pressing issues in US-Russia relations.

    Kissinger has been telling Bush to stay in Iraq: Another war lover!

  18. Good Another Bush Lover Gone:

    A day after CNN announced that it was hiring Campbell Brown to replace one of its prime-time hosts, presumably Paula Zahn, Ms. Zahn confirmed today that she was leaving the cable channel, effective Aug. 2.

    The unraveling of "Paula Zahn Now," which made its debut at 8 p.m. in 2003, was ultimately a function of ratings.

    Paula Zahn openly gushes over her friendship with the Bush family, as if that was something to be proud of. Good she is gone.

  19. Another Bush War Lie:

    Current and former intelligence officials say the Bush Administration's National Intelligence Estimate regarding terrorist threats to the United States does not provide evidence to support its assertions and may have inflated the domestic threat posed by the Lebanese political and military group Hezbollah, perhaps because it receives financial support from Iran.

    More lies to start another war!

  20. The continued Faltering Economy:

    Sales of existing US homes fell more heavily than expected in June, as the American property market continued its year-long slump, an industry survey showed Wednesday.

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said existing home sales dropped 3.8 percent to an annualized pace of 5.75 million last month.

    June's sales pace was worse than predicted as most Wall Street analysts had forecast a lower sales clip of 5.90 million units last month. May sales were revised down to a rate of 5.98 million properties.

    The association blamed the sales fall largely on edgy buyers being reluctant to commit to a property purchase.

    Experts say increased home foreclosures and mortgage problems, particularly with loans granted to Americans with stretched finances, are roiling the US housing market.

    The problems have dented Wall Street in recent months as some banks have witnessed sharp losses in mortgage-related securities holdings.

    The report also showed the number of homes for sale across the United States declined last month, dropping 4.2 percent from May to a still high inventory of 4.20 million properties. That represents an 8.8-month supply at the current sales pace, according to the NAR.

    The monthly snapshot showed that prices rose slightly despite falling sales.

    The median sales price increased 0.3 percent to 230,100 dollars compared with June 2006.

    The US property market has been in a downturn for over a year, partly amid a glut of homes for sale and as consumers have been buffeted by spiking gasoline costs.

    The NAR report was released a day after Countrywide Financial, one of America's biggest mortgage firms, announced a sharp plunge in its second quarter profits and said there was no immediate relief in sight for the distressed home market.

    The latest NAR figures show existing home sales are a notable 11.4 percent below the 6.49 million-unit clip of June 2006.

    Can't Bush do anything right!

  21. How do you likke this Bush:

    In the latest Zogby Poll, 10,000 respondents were asked which political party most Americans believe to be responsible for many of the gravest problems facing the world:

    + War: 62% blamed Republicans vs. 14% Democrats

    + Global Warming: 56% blamed Republicans vs. 10% Democrats

    + Prejudice: 52% blamed Republicans vs. 22% for Democrats

    + Poverty: 49% held Republicans accountable; 29% Democrats

    + Corruption: 47% blamed Republicans vs. 31% Democrats

    In other words, the country blames Bush and the worthless neocon Republicans for the nations ills!

  22. Mike,

    It's not like Cayce needed to get into one of his trances for that prediction. Any decent high school history teacher could have told you what he said.

    Of course, decent high school teachers are hard to come by in Upper Podunk Redneckhillbillyland, I admit.

  23. Two suicide car bombings struck soccer fans in Baghdad as they were celebrating Iraq's victory in the Asian Cup semifinal on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 100, officials said.

    Another beautiful day for Bush!

  24. Good post, Mike.

    I am not sure how far they will go, they keep surprising us.

    Raising the bar on slime, they are!

  25. Two senior Republican lawmakers are reportedly under criminal investigation for alleged corruption linked to an Alaska oil services company.

    Federal authorities are looking into whether Representative Don Young or Senator Ted Stevens accepted bribes, illegal gratuities or unreported gifts from VECO Corp., an oil field engineering firm in Alaska, the Wall Street Journal wrote, citing unnamed "people close to the case."

    Two more neocon moralists going down!

  26. Gonzo messing with justice:

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales seemingly selected a permanent replacement for D. Kyle Sampson as his Chief of Staff in April. But that hasn't stopped Kevin O'Connor from holding onto his position as US Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

    O'Connor, who has served as US Attorney in the northeastern state since 2002, assumed the additional responsibility of managing Gonzales' office on April 10. A spokesman from his office in Connecticut insisted that there has been no trouble with the federal prosecutor serving in both positions.

    Trying to dictate who should be in this office, more Gonzo corruption!

  27. Mike
    That's funny! I was going to write on this today myself but being sick of the obvious lies and knowing gonzo is lying through his teeth I decided to do something critical to our future.
    Now that Gonzo showed he can be relied on numerous times to lie and cover Bush he will get some kind of a commendation instead of what he really deserves. What a coincidence too that Gonzo replaced Ashcroft. I can't stand it!

  28. Excellent article, Mike. I led with the same subject. It's interesting to note that three members of the "gang of 8" who Gonzo claimed to represent, have stated that Gonzo lied about what went on in that meeting. One member told the Times that Gonzo was telling the truth, but he did so only under with a guarantee of anonymity. That particular Republican is so afraid that he'll get caught lying that he won't even give his name!

  29. Nows when the rats start jumping ship Tomcat, getting rid of Gonzo is the FIRST step to taking back our country the next would be a special prosecutor to investigate the high crimes and treason of this Administration!

  30. This isnt a partisan issue in any way shape or form............if a Democrat was trying to politicize the Justice Department and obstruct Justice I would say impeach the bum as well.......................JUSTICE IS NOT POLITICAL......IT SHOULD BE FAIR FOR ALL!

  31. Gonzales probably looks better to Bush since he is taking the heat for his bosses orders.

  32. we have to start prosecuting these people. there is no reason that they shouldn't be held accountable. let's face facts- impeachment is now just a carrot that the dems are waving in front of us. we have run out of time for that option. we have to start arresting and indicting- and hope that somewhere there will be a federal judge NOT appointed by cheney.

  33. Good point Betmo, Pelosi and Reid will never impeach so the proper thing is to indict and imprison.

  34. Your absolutely right, with the timeline we are now on for the election and useless marshmallos like Reed and Pelosi in charge impeachment is starting to look far more unlikely..........still that doesnt rule out other actions that can be just as damaging to the repugs with an election looming.

  35. BTW, i'd love to see Bolten and Miers frog marched out of the White House!

  36. The Democrats NEED to keep the pressure on this administration and hold their feet to the fire!

  37. Tomcat, I saw your post about Gonzo and it was excellent as usual, i'll pop into to comment on yours and Patriots blog later tonight if time permits.

  38. Bush will free them just like he did little Scooter.

    There is no real justice in America.

  39. Good Afternoon everyone!

    Great article Mike! ;)

    Justice walked out when Bush walked in! Gonzo is a puppet just like his boss and they are being told what to do by the NeoCons! Those evildoers want to further their agenda for more money and power!

    Cheney is the ringleader with the other PNAC NeoCons and getting Cheney impeached is essential!

  40. Between now and December Gonzo will no longer be Attorney General at this point. The writing is on the wall.

    As for our President, it wouldn't surprise me if sometime next year he and Cheney might actually be impeached.

  41. Lets Talk:

    I hope you are right on all counts, but they have survived so far.

  42. It seems that everyone forgets the MCA law that was passed last year.

    They attempt to impeach they will be arrested under the MCA as enemy combatants for Hostile acts against the United States.

    Der Fuhrer{Adolph}Bush now has the same power his surrogate father Adolph Hitler had. We are under a Dictatorship whether or not you want to believe it.

    God Bless.

  43. Anon-paranoid:

    You're right about Bush protecting himself with his MCA law.

    All we have left is imprisonment and nobody has the tenders to do that.

  44. Indict and Impeach Gonzo, Cheney, and Bush!

  45. Our country can't take much more of those evildoers!

  46. If Gonzo or Bush had any kind of scruples they would both resign.

  47. Anon-Paranoid said...
    It seems that everyone forgets the MCA law that was passed last year.

    They attempt to impeach they will be arrested under the MCA as enemy combatants for Hostile acts against the United States.

    Der Fuhrer{Adolph}Bush now has the same power his surrogate father Adolph Hitler had. We are under a Dictatorship whether or not you want to believe it.

    God Bless.""

    I dont think declaring members of Congress enemy combatants would fly...........maybe if Bush declared martial law and had an army of mercenaries loyal to him then maybe but at this point if he pulled any kind of stunt like that I think HE would be declared an enmemy combatant by the free people of this country and drummed out of office REAL fast!

  48. Everything else Bush does has flown, nobody will stop him.

  49. Larry:

    That's the problem... they don't and that's why this country is such a mess!

  50. Larry said...
    If Gonzo or Bush had any kind of scruples they would both resign."

    "IF"........If inded Larry, unfortunately we KNOW they are missing most of their marbles as well as their sruples and the ONLY way they will be removed from power is to be impeached and forced out!

  51. Suzie:

    You're right on the mark and the country has given up on all of them.

  52. We need men of acton in Congress like, Leahy, Schumer, Waxman, Conyers, Webb etc.........NOT cowards and weaklings like Reed and Pelosi..........those two are a disgrace!

  53. Webb voted to fund the war. He is no different than Reid.

  54. Leahy, Schumer, Waxman, Conyers
    Hi Mike!

    Yep and those guys are all trying to clean up the messes.. let's hope they can through the jungle.. to truth and justice!

  55. Waxman is after them all, he should run for President.

  56. Larry I think much of the country possibly as much as 40% doesnt KNOW what is actually going on...........thats why I support Fiengolds Censure , Sure i;d MUCH rather see these SOB's impeached and removed from office but getting the word out to the public what these criminals have done and are still doing is crucial in an election year and if the vehicle for doing that is a Censure i'm supporting that............Doing NOTHING and hoping for the best in 2008 like Pelosi wants is a very dangerous course of action.

  57. HI SQ..........great day today but it will be better when Gonzo falls.

  58. Too me censure is all pretty wrappings on an empty box. There is no punishment, just saying Bush is bad.

    Indict the sucker, since they won't impeach him.

  59. Nixon remains the most unpopular modern president, though barely. His disapproval rating reached 66 percent on Aug. 5, 1974, four days before he resigned amid Watergate. Harry S. Truman reached Bush's current disapproval rating of 65 percent in February 1952 amid the unpopular Korean War. George H.W. Bush came close before losing his bid for reelection in 1992, with 64 percent disapproval.

    The current president, though, has endured bad numbers longer than Nixon or his father did and longer than anyone other than Truman. His disapproval rating has topped 50 percent for more than two years. And though Truman hit 65 percent once, Bush has hit that high three times in the past 14 months.

  60. Larry said...
    Too me censure is all pretty wrappings on an empty box. There is no punishment, just saying Bush is bad.

    Indict the sucker, since they won't impeach him."

    I agree completely that they should be indicted and put in jail for treason but with the timeline for the election cycle and the pardon power Bush posseses I dont think that very likely that is why I support the next best thing........getting the word out and educating the country during an election year could cripple the repugs for decades if not destroy them as a dominant party forever.

    We Need to support Feingold on this even though it leaves me with an empty bitter feeling that true justice has not been served.

  61. Bush will go down in history as the worst president of all time as well as the most me on this.......when all is said and done his disapproval could reach as high as 75%!

  62. If they don't support impeachment, I wonder if they will support censure.

  63. If they DONT then they are part of the problem rather than the solution!

  64. I'd LOVE to see Sheehan beat Pelosi in 2008 and all the residue of repug slime left have to deal with her!

  65. Sheehan was arrested Monday in front of Conyers office in a peaceful protest for impeachment.

    Ironically Conyers had said the day before if he lined up 3 more in support of impeachment, he would pursue it.

  66. Mike said...

    HI SQ..........great day today but it will be better when Gonzo falls.
    Yes Mike, it will be! :)

    Gonzo must go, then Cheney and then Bush..

  67. Could you imagine how scared Bush would get if Cheney were impeached or indicted!

  68. Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...
    Mike said...

    HI SQ..........great day today but it will be better when Gonzo falls.
    Yes Mike, it will be! :)

    Gonzo must go, then Cheney and then Bush.." got the order right, from your lips to gods ear's!

  69. Larry said...
    Could you imagine how scared Bush would get if Cheney were impeached or indicted!"

    That idiot is too arrogant and stupid to be scared.

  70. Paula Zahn is gone huh? I never watched her once; the Cheerleaders' Neutered Network has been off my radar screen for years. Oh well.

    There is nothing new under the sun. What happened to us on September 11 was horrid, but..... the British, French, Germans, Spanish, have dealt with attacks of similar proportions (based on size of society) for years. And the Ugandans have suffered the terrorism of some Jesus freaks for 2 decades; the Lord's Resistance Army has killed or displaced more people than all Islamic terror attacks COMBINED.

    Franklin Roosevelt told us everything we need to know. Cayce couldn't have put it any better or more succinctly; nobody ever has.

  71. Did you guys see the excelent article Carl wrote yesterday about Congress charging the criminals with contempt and throwing them in would even be sweeter if they got thrown in jail with dick The Dunce Cheney presiding over the trial!

  72. Paula Zahn often gushed on her worthless show of being a friend of the Bush family. I can't stand her and am glad she is gone.

  73. I read Carl's article but forgot what it was about. Too much reading.

  74. Gonzales got busted lying. Its in all the headlines all over the internet, including Yahoo.

    They're saying he lied.

    He HAS to go.

  75. Gonzales is disgusting.

    A worm.

    He mocks every American everytime he opens his lying little mouth.

  76. I just read that yahoo headline Bartlebe..........I say he has togo as well...........its not a partisan issue anymore

    1) He CLEARLY lied

    2) he either attemped to politicize the Justice Department or he was incompetent and oblivious to his rogue staffers doing so either way he HAS to GO!

  77. BARTLEBEE said...
    Gonzales is disgusting.

    A worm.

    He mocks every American everytime he opens his lying little mouth."

    I agree if I were there i'd bitch slap that little pompous prick if he tried to spit in my face by lying wityh that arrogant pompous smirk........He HAS TO GO.......thats the first step to restoring justice and accountablility!

  78. His story and testimony is always THE MOST riddiculous and far fetched i've EVER heard.

  79. Olbermann says NBC has documents that prove Gonzo committed perjury,

  80. Its Obvious Gonzo committed perjury even the brain dead trolls have to KNOW he perjured himself.......though they would NEVER admit it..........Its no coincidence that Volt and Moo Moo slithered back under their rock or bridge or whatever and are quite scarce today!

  81. NBC got documents from the White House in the freedom of information act today, that nails Gonzo.

  82. Have you guys actually READ Gonzalez's Testimony.....its unbelievable!

  83. It is probably no surprise to anyone that our president and his administration have, yet again, hid the truth from the American public. Similar to the dealings with the war in Iraq, this administration has been feeding lies to the public. Now the war has proven to be a failure and is causing more violence, terror and poverty in this world. According to the Borgen Project, it only takes $19 billion dollars annually to eradicate world hunger and poverty. However, our government has already spent more than $450 billion dollars over this fruitless war in Iraq. It is time for the Bush Administration to take a real interest in the lives of the American people as well as people who are in desperate needs around the world. Stop the lies and stop poverty now.

    Posted by: Mstessyrue
    Date: July 24, 2007 2:50 PM

  84. WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain's well-known media team has resigned, an indication that his campaign shake-up is continuing to backfire and imperiling the Arizona Republican's presidential candidacy.

    Political ad-makers Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens, veterans of President Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns, on Monday emailed the new campaign manager -- lobbyist and longtime McCain adviser Rick Davis -- to say that they were quitting. The two men told friends they had considered leaving for days, as they hadn't been paid.

    Poor old war/Bush lover is about finished.

  85. WASHINGTON, July 25 — A presidential panel on military and veterans health care released a report Wednesday concluding that the system was insufficient for the demands of two modern wars and called for improvements, including far-reaching changes in the way the government determines the disability status and benefits of injured soldiers and veterans.

    Skip to next paragraph
    Text: The Commission’s Report (Microsoft Word)
    Commission’s Web SiteThe bipartisan commission made 35 recommendations that included expanded and improved treatment of traumatic brain injuries and the type of post-traumatic stress disorders that overwhelmed public mental health facilities during the Vietnam era but remain stigmatized to this day.

    Bush doesn't care about soldiers health, or he wouldn't send them into that death trap.

  86. The "Gang of Eight", prominent congressional leaders of both parties, were briefed about the President's terrorist surveillance program immediately before it's intended expiration date, documents just exposed reveal.

    The documents directly contradict the sworn testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, heightening the questions of his credibility and fueling the rumours of perjury charges.

    "A Gonzales spokesman maintained Wednesday that the attorney general stands by his testimony." according to the Associate Press.

    At a heated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Gonzales repeatedly testified that the issue at hand was not about the terrorist surveillance program, which allowed the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on suspects in the United States without receiving court approval.

    Instead, Gonzales said, the emergency meetings on March 10, 2004, focused on an intelligence program that he would not describe.

    Gonzales, who was then serving as counsel to Bush, testified that the White House Situation Room briefing sought to inform congressional leaders about the pending expiration of the unidentified program and Justice Department objections to renew it. Those objections were led by then-Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey, who questioned the program's legality.

    "The dissent related to other intelligence activities," Gonzales testified at Tuesday's hearing. "The dissent was not about the terrorist surveillance program."

  87. I predicted Gonzalez will fall by Labor Day and I still think that is very possible!

  88. Shouldn't bad mouth worms that way!

  89. Its time for the worm to fall or be used as bait to catch the bigger fish!

  90. The fall of Gonzalez will have the chimp pissing and whining for days!

  91. For the housing industry, the bad news just keeps on coming.

    Three major home builders reported quarterly losses Wednesday, and a real estate trade group said that nationwide sales of existing homes fell to their lowest level in nearly five years.

    The fresh data came one day after the nation's biggest mortgage lender reported more delinquencies among even its better customers, and a market research firm said California foreclosures were soaring.

    The Bush economy keeps faltering!

  92. Reuters:

    Oil climbed to $77 and U.S. crude hit its highest in almost a year on Thursday on increasing demand from refiners in the world's top consumer.

    Another result of the Bush war for oil!

  93. AP:

    A leading House Iraq war critic said Wednesday he'll soon push legislation that would order U.S. troop withdrawals to begin in two months and predicted Republicans will swing behind it this time.
    A vote on Rep. John Murrtha's proposal likely will come in September, when Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus delivers a long-anticipated assessment on the war and members of Congress weigh some $600 billion in defense spending requested by President Bush.

    Under his plan, Murtha, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said that he envisions troop withdrawals to start in November and take about a year to complete.

    The House has passed similar proposals in the past, including one that Bush vetoed. But Murtha said he predicts this vote will be different because of mounting voter frustration with the war and a lack of progress in Iraq.

    "This is big time," Murtha, D-Pa., told reporters of the upcoming war debate in September. "When you get to September, this is history. This is when we're going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out."

    We've heard these promises before!

  94. Tighter credit is prolonging a deep slump in home sales, but a quarterly Wall Street Journal survey of 28 major metro areas shows that the surge in inventories of unsold homes is slowing. In two of those markets -- Boston and Denver -- the number listed for sale has actually declined from a year ago.

    The latest trends offer some hope for an eventual recovery in a U.S. housing market that generally has been cooling since mid-2005. Even so, many economists and industry executives say that recovery will be very gradual and won't start before 2008 at the earliest. That's partly because more-stringent lending policies are keeping many potential buyers on the sidelines, while others are holding off in hopes of prices heading even lower. Meanwhile, there is still a glut of homes on the market in much of the country, especially in Florida and parts of Arizona, Nevada and California.

    Home sales and prices generally should bottom out around mid-2008, says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's, a research firm in West Chester, Pa. "The market will not revive quickly, however," he says. "It won't be until the turn of the decade before housing activity returns to more normal conditions."

    More results of the Bush economy!

  95. Comey was in the hospital room as well, and recounted to senators in his own sworn testimony in May that he “thought I just witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man, who did not have the powers of the attorney general because they had been transferred to me.”

  96. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy announced Thursday he had subpoenaed White House adviser Karl Rove in a widening probe into the firing of federal prosecutors.

    Another Bush loyalist who will avoid justice!

  97. A group of Senate Democrats called Wednesday for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales perjured himself regarding the firings of U.S. attorneys and administration dissent over President Bush's domestic surveillance program.

    "We ask that you immediately appoint an independent special counsel from outside the Department of Justice to determine whether Attorney General Gonzales may have misled Congress or perjured himself in testimony before Congress," four Democratic senators wrote in a letter Wednesday, according to a draft obtained.

    How many years before Bush lets this happen?

  98. AP:

    Wall Street suffered its second-biggest plunge of the year Thursday, extending its weeks-long streak of volatility after disappointing home sales figures added to investors' increasing uneasiness about the mortgage and corporate lending markets. The Dow Jones industrials briefly fell more than 300 points, while Treasury yields plunged as investors moved money from stocks to bonds.

    Investors who had been able to shrug off concerns about subprime mortgage lending problems and a more difficult environment for corporate borrowing were clearly worried.

    Bush better forget his lust for war and fix the economy. His rich buddies are losing money, because of Bush's stupidity.

  99. Do they expect us to believe this:

    Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell 1 percent from a year ago as lower natural gas prices hurt results.

    Still, the company's net income of $10.26 billion was the fourth-largest quarterly profit ever recorded by a publicly traded U.S. company. The latest profit compared with earnings of $10.36 billion in the second quarter of 2006.

    Oil prices are record levels and Exxon claims they are losing money.

    Look for higher gas prices because of their greed and their lies.

  100. Bloomberg:

    House Democrats proposed legislation that would make it harder for overseas companies to use tax havens to avoid taxes on U.S. profits, drawing immediate opposition from the Bush administration.

    The legislation, introduced by Texas Representative Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, may be added to unrelated farm legislation. It would raise $7.5 billion in new revenue over 10 years, according to estimates by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

    ``This bill requires international tax dodgers to pay their fair share,'' said Doggett, a long-time critic of U.S. companies that establish nameplate offices in countries such as Bermuda to reduce their tax burden while continuing to operate in the U.S.

    Doggett's proposal drags foreign companies with extensive operations in the U.S., such as Bermuda-based Accenture Ltd., Tyco International Ltd. and Transocean Inc. into a broader battle between the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Republican White House over a $300 billion farm bill that will be considered by the House of Representatives later this week.

    His legislation aims to stop an accounting technique known as ``earnings stripping'' in which foreign companies make high- interest loans to their American subsidiaries, who are able to deduct interest. Debt service payments are routed to another unit of the corporation that is based in countries with no corporate tax rate, such as the Cayman Islands. A similar technique is used to route royalty payments for the use of intellectual property such as trademarks and copyrights.

    Of course Bush will veto it since it makes corporations stop dodging having to pay taxes.

  101. The Official George W. Bush
    "Days Left In Office"

    543 DAYS
    9 Hrs 16 Min 12.3 Sec

    Will this day ever come?

  102. Mike
    Are you watching or listening to this right now. They are backing the worm into a corner. the noose is tightening but I wouldn't doubt if he continues his blatant obvious lies because now that Bush knows he will lie to the end to cover for him, Bush has more faith in him than ever. This is sick!

  103. an average patriot said...
    Are you watching or listening to this right now. They are backing the worm into a corner. the noose is tightening but I wouldn't doubt if he continues his blatant obvious lies because now that Bush knows he will lie to the end to cover for him, Bush has more faith in him than ever. This is sick!"

    I'm following this very closely Patriot.........Bush thinks he holds all the cards with his pardoning power..........wouldnt it be ironic if his obstruction of justice and criminal coverup brought him down just like it brought Nixon down.

    I sure hope Congress tightens the noose and backs them into a corner because they NEED to be challenged, any less is abdicating power to a dictatorial monarchy with NO oversite or checks and balances and THAT is a VERY dangerous prescedent to establish with these treasous megalomanics in power.

  104. BTW I heard Bill Frist is like the only idiot that seems to remember the phoney BS that Gonzo is trying to serve up..........hey wasnt he the quack that tried to diagnose a patient via tv or internet.................yeah now thats a REAL credible source there!

  105. BTW I saw this yesterday on SQ's blog it looks like oil pipelines are now being targeted in Mexico a country with greatly declining oil output...........things dont look good for our Mexico or America with stuff like this going on plus morons like Bush and Cheney chomping at the bit to attack Iran!

  106. mike said.. I'm following this very closely Patriot.........Bush thinks he holds all the cards with his pardoning power..........wouldnt it be ironic if his obstruction of justice and criminal coverup brought him down just like it brought Nixon down.

    I sure hope Congress tightens the noose and backs them into a corner because they NEED to be challenged, any less is abdicating power to a dictatorial monarchy with NO oversite or checks and balances and THAT is a VERY dangerous prescedent to establish with these treasous megalomanics in power.
    Bush will replicate Nixon's mess and worse. He is even perverting Religion worse than Nixon. His corruptive ineptitude will bring everything crashing down including us I am afraid.
    I believe the noose is tightening and it is about time. I just hope it isn't too late but Bush sadly has a lot more damage to come.

  107. Gonzo, Miers, Bolton and Rove are just spitting in congress's face because they know that ole King Georgie the moronic will just pardon them and drive a stake through the heart of justice once again...........The Democrats NEED to firmly win control of Congress and the White House in 2008 so they can make it so no conflicts of interest can arise when the president issues pardons..........pardoning members of his own inner circle and administration to obstruct justice and run a criminal enterpise is CLEARLY a conflict of interest.

    the scope of pardonig power needs to me narrowed and restricted and there NEEDS to be a mechanism of oversite for abuse of this power to stifle investigations and obstruct justice.

  108. I'm hoping the Constitution is amended as well as numerous laws are passed after 2008 to insure our country is NEVER again hijacked by an evil imperial presidence ever again.

    NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

  109. FBI director contradicts Gonzales' testimony
    Mueller says terrorist surveillance was discussed during 2004 hospital visit

    AP Updated: 31 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said Thursday the government's terrorist surveillance program was the topic of a 2004 hospital room dispute between top Bush administration officials, contradicting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' sworn Senate testimony.

    Mueller's statement came hours after Senate Democrats called for a perjury investigation against Gonzales and subpoenaed top presidential aide Karl Rove in a deepening political and legal clash with the Bush administration.

    Mueller was not in the hospital room at the time of the dramatic March 10, 2004, confrontation between then-Attorney General John Ashcroft and presidential advisers Andy Card and Gonzales, who was then serving as White House counsel. Mueller told the House Judiciary Committee he arrived shortly after they left, and spoke with the ailing Ashcroft.

    "Did you have an understanding that that the conversation was on TSP?" asked Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. TSP stands for terrorist surveillance program.

    "I had an understanding the discussion was on a NSA program, yes," Mueller answered.

    Jackson asked again: "We use 'TSP,' we use 'warrantless wiretapping,' so would I be comfortable in saying that those were the items that were part of the discussion?"

    "The discussion was on a national NSA program that has been much discussed, yes," Mueller responded.

    The NSA, or National Security Agency, runs the program that eavesdropped on terror suspects in the United States, without court approval, until last January, when the program was put under the authority of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

    On Tuesday, Gonzales repeatedly and emphatically denied that the dispute was about the terrorist surveillance program.

    Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:18 PM by Domenico Montanaro
    Categories: Congress

    From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro

    Congressional Democrats subpoenaed White House senior adviser Karl Rove, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) charged that “political considerations factored into the unprecedented firing of at least nine United States Attorneys last year," the AP reports.

    “E-mails released by the Justice Department show [Attorney General Alberto] Gonzales’ aides conferred with Rove” on the firing of the prosecutors, the AP reports.

  111. Patriot I think you are absolutely right that part of the reason for the surge is to have soldiers THERE to attack Iran...........I also agree that Pakistan is a powder keg that could escalate things...........however I dont think Pakistan is a war Bush and the Neo Cons want right now......Right now its tunnel vision on attacking Iran!

  112. mike
    You are right they do not want a war in Pakistan right now. They have already bitten off more than we can all chew but I am afraid they will have no choice. This is all still just beginning and will not be controlled by anyone and get exponentially worse.

  113. Here is a phony apology:

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton that a top Pentagon official did not intend to impugn her patriotism by suggesting that her questions about U.S. planning in Iraq boosts enemy propaganda.

    At the same time, Gates defended his aide and the author of the letter, Undersecretary for Policy Eric Edelman, calling him "a valued member" who provides "wise counsel and years of experience (that) are critically important to the many pressing policy issues facing the military."

    Gates apologizes, but then defends the idiot who did Hillary wrong. How phony is that apology?

  114. Bush's economy is really hurting his rich buddies, plus everyone else:

    Wall Street suffered one of its worst losses of 2007 Thursday, leading a global stock market plunge as investors succumbed to months of worry about the mortgage and corporate lending markets. The Dow Jones industrials closed down more than 310 points after earlier skidding nearly 450.

    Investors who had been able for months to largely shrug off discomfort about subprime mortgage problems and a more difficult environment for corporate borrowing finally decided it was time to sell after the Commerce Department.

  115. Bush just like his grandpa:

    The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

    Bush is finishing what his grandpa started!

  116. Bush uses Executive privilege to protect Rove from the subpoena.

    What is Bush covering up?

  117. Breaking News! Breaking News!

    CNN is reporting that Bush is using slave labor to build the lavish U.S Embassy in Iraq.

    They were from slave trafficking in Asia, they are beaten, starved and abused.

    George W Bush: "Compassionate Conservative"

  118. Whether or not they want to attack Iran from the ground is irrelevant; they can't.

    Their equipment is in bad need of refurbishing, a measurable number of troops on the ground are fatigued and/or injured, and any attack on Iran will lead to a fatwa from Sistani (an Iranian) authorizing Iraqi Shi'ites to open up on the Americans. Americans will be too busy trying to avoid dying to roll forward; no one should forget that we're outnumbered by a ratio of roughly 200 to 1 in Iraq, and we can't even control the proportionally few numbers who are already fighting us. Imagine the Mehdi Army joining that battle in force.

  119. Hi Everyone!

    Wow! What a day!

    The Dow is down and Gonzo is toast!

  120. Suzie:

    The stock market is in a major tumble, which is the prelude to the worst severe recession in decades, as predicted by Warren Buffett.

  121. Suzie:

    I think Bush will protect Gonzo like he is Rove and Harriet "he maid"Miers.

  122. A photograph of Marine Jeffrey Lucey sits in the home of Joyce and Kevin LuceyWASHINGTON - The family of an Iraq war veteran filed suit Thursday accusing Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson of negligence in the suicide death of their son.

    The lawsuit says the VA is to blame for the death of 23-year-old Jeffrey Lucey, a Marine who killed himself in June 2004 after he allegedly was denied mental health care following a tour in Iraq.

    The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages names Nicholson, who is leaving his job, and the U.S. government as defendants.

    The action comes just days after the group Veterans for Common Sense sued Nicholson and the VA on behalf of injured Iraq war veterans. That lawsuit accuses the agency of unlawfully denying the veterans disability pay and mental health treatment.

    Surely this isn't why the worthless neocon resigned!

  123. Good evening Suzie and Larry.

  124. Thu:

    I wondered where you went for the summer.

  125. Suzie stated"Hi Everyone!

    Wow! What a day!

    The Dow is down and Gonzo is toast!"

    Yes quite, as you say my dear I do believe mr Gonzalez is toast, and the powers of misrule are about to falter.

    Unfortunately the powers of misrule are now merely trying to run out the clock rather than win.

    Now what do you think are the chances of that?

  126. Thu:

    I hate to respectfully disagree with you, but Bush has protected this moron from day one, without opposition.

    Why stop now.

  127. Thu:

    I took this quote from Suzie's blog:

    FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said Thursday the government’s terrorist surveillance program was the topic of a 2004 hospital room dispute between top Bush administration officials, contradicting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ sworn Senate testimony.

    The FBI has known about this crime for years, and nothing was done.

  128. Yes Larry, Tis I and I am feeling rather spry and playful this evening the tea is brewing and I see my work is not yet over as the ruffians and sods that afflicted this blog have not yet seen fit to keep their daft mouths closed and their dodgy dishonest rhetoric to themselves.

    Yes Votron and Freedom Fan still do not know when it is wise to defer to their intellectual superiors, which is basically the entire free world, so i shall therefore gleefully disect their prattish ignorance till they grow knackered of the game, and give up the ghost.

  129. That sounds like a frightening process to rid the blogosphere of that mess.

  130. WASHINGTON — Two former employees of First Kuwaiti Trading and Contracting, the company that's building the new $592 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, testified to a House of Representatives panel Thursday that they'd observed abuses of construction workers.

    John Owens, who worked on the site as a security liaison from November 2005 to June 2006, said he'd seen foreign workers packed in trailers and working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, with time off Fridays for Muslim prayers. Several told him they earned about $300 a month, after fees were taken out, and that they were docked three days' pay for such offenses as clocking in five minutes late.

    Rory Mayberry, who said he'd been a medic on the site for five days, said First Kuwaiti had asked him to escort 51 Filipino men from Kuwait to Baghdad but not to tell them where they were going. Their tickets showed that they were flying to Dubai, Mayberry said. They screamed protests when they discovered on the flight that they were headed to Baghdad, he said.

    Bush is using slave labor to build his lavish U.S Embassy in Iraq!

  131. Larry this is no longer a matter for the FBI, it is time for Congress to stand tall and exert its long overrdue authority and shake of the yoke of tyranny or irrevocably allow a megalomaniacal monach to assume the thrown and forsake democracy save in name only.

  132. If we had a Congress with some spine it would help, but since there are few in Congress with "true grit" we are screwed.

  133. Does anyone have the Youtube video of the Gonzo press conference on CNN today?

  134. It may be on CNN as they have a lot of that, also MSNBC.

  135. Larry:

    I need it to be on Youtube so that I can post it on my blog.

  136. Larry:

    Btw... I was trying to get on Robert's blog a couple of times earlier this evening and wasn't able to do so. Did you have any problems?

  137. Suzie:

    I was on there a couple of hours ago, he isn't posting anything until his blogathon.

  138. Suzie:

    I was just there and he has a new blog world report up.

  139. Freedom Fan stated"Hi Volt,

    Hey I just had an insight: Ever notice how socialists are rarely the successful folks who can't wait to give away their hard earned money away to loafers?

    Socialists are almost always the ones with their hands out demanding something that belongs to someone else, or politicians trying to buy votes from those same greedy losers.

    There are exceptions of course, like Warren Buffet.

    Bank robbers, thieves, and burglers do the same thing as socialist but are willing to risk prison in order to keep from contributing something to society.

    Socialists want to rob people but they want to do it legally; they must justify it morally so they have a clear conscience. So they moan endlessly about how unfair it is that the rich get richer (while the poor in a free-enterprise economy are still far richer than "rich" people in socialist countries).

    Indeed socialists have convinced themselves that somehow they are morally superior to the productive folks whom they rob. The difference between socialists and thieves is minor: They just get the government to hold the gun.
    July 19, 2007 10:01 PM"

    I find the rubbish you daftly try to pass of as a post rather amusing sir. You talk of success sir, as Mike so eloquently illustrated in a previous article the truly successful such as mr Buffet, Mr Gates, Mr Soros, Mr Trump, Mr Turner and so on support equity and fainess for all rather than for the priviliged elites and the aristocracy. Are you trying to infer that President Bush and Alberto Gonzalez are more successful that mr Buffet.

    You sir support totalitarianism and rigid class imobility, with the vast underclass, the proletariat growing ever larger and the elite priviliged ruling class growing ever smaller.

    You are a twisted modern day Robin Hood sir that supports robbing from the working class as you say legally to give to the wealthy and powerful.

    You sir are a soddish ruffian and a rascal that supports a twisted hybrid combination of facism and socialism.

    And I say that sir because although I fancy your President and his administration are 96% fascist, you still advocate using the government to redistribute wealth in the name of the public good, thus utilizing a spector of the essence of Socialism to your hodgepodge of lunacy sir.

    As I have stated before sir you are a foppish carcaricature of an intellectual and a disgrace to those who hold freedom and liberty dear.

    Are you now comparing the working class to thieves, burglars and bankrobbers sir, Once again you project sir how many in President Bush's administration have been charged with criminality, I challenge you sir to justify why a billionaire should pay less of his income in taxes than a mother working two jobs to feed her family or a teacher educating the blessed next generation, nay sir it is not the working class who are the thieves sir it is the greedy privileged that you support sir.

    Another lie my soddish friend, you dishonestly state the poor in a free-enterprise economy are still far richer than "rich" people in socialist countries, that is a shameless and heinous lie sir that i challenge you to provide a sliver of factual evidence to support lest you prove you are bereft of nary a shard of integrity and dignity.

    The poor in Europe and Scandinavia are far more economically privliged than the poor in this great nation sir, poverty and extremes of economic disparity are markedly more prevalent in America than in the as you say socialist Europe where standards of living far surpass that of as you would say the prolateriat in America.

  140. Okay Larry, thanks! :)

  141. From the AP:

    The doctors - whose names were blacked out - said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away.

    In other words, Pat Tillman was most likely murdered in the field. In cold blood. By other US soldiers.

  142. Suzie:

    He had on there earlier he wasn't posting anything. He has a big list to review.

  143. Freedom Fan stated"Indeed socialists have convinced themselves that somehow they are morally superior to the productive folks whom they rob. The difference between socialists and thieves is minor: They just get the government to hold the gun.
    July 19, 2007 10:01 PM"

    I left this for last sir, but certainly not least.

    lets see sir it would seem tis you boldly who claim the moral superiority.

    It would seem to be you sir who claim the working class is not productive, tell me sir is only the top 5% productive and worthy in your rather deluded mind sir are they more worthy than the working class?

    Is it acceptable to rob from the working class sir to give to those you deem more worthy?

    It would seem lest you were daft that tis you who prefers the government holds the gun to rob from the working class sir.

    It would seem that so long as tis your government in power doing that wich you condemn when it does not directly benefit you and your associates you support, nay condone the deed, yet when the opposing party attempts to do likewise you howl at the moon sir.

    You sir are a lightweight who fears truth and honesty and prefers to hide in the self created cobwebs of your deluded and shadowy mind, you shy away from facts and truth and instead embrace inuendo and unverified smears to attempt to discredit your opponents.

    You sir are a rather foppish caricature of the cancer and lies that are consuming and destroying your political party from within.

  144. Pat Tillman was murdered and the government doctors are covering it up.

  145. The medical examiners' suspicions were outlined in 2,300 pages of testimony released to the AP this week by the Defense Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

    Among other information contained in the documents:

    _ In his last words moments before he was killed, Tillman snapped at a panicky comrade under fire to shut up and stop "sniveling."

    _ Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.

    _ The three-star general who kept the truth about Tillman's death from his family and the public told investigators some 70 times that he had a bad memory and couldn't recall details of his actions.

    _ No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene _ no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck.

  146. New thread is up about Bush. Mike - brilliant post, thank you.

    Everyone -- Thank you SO MUCH for your beautiful birthday wishes.

    I am so grateful to have all of you as bloggers and visitors, trying to get to the truth and make sense out of this criminal insanity.

    God Bless you all, and thank you Larry for posting this and choosing such a great cake! Wish I could eat it.


  147. Larry:

    What a coverup, eh? A three star General had memory loss… 70 times!

  148. Hi Lydia!

    We will all be glad when Truth and Justice prevail.

    I wish I could have some of that cake too! :)

  149. Mike saidNows when the rats start jumping ship Tomcat, getting rid of Gonzo is the FIRST step to taking back our country the next would be a special prosecutor to investigate the high crimes and treason of this Administration!

    I could not agree more.

  150. Thu said...
    Freedom Fan stated"Hi Volt,

    Hey I just had an insight: Ever notice how socialists are rarely the successful folks who can't wait to give away their hard earned money away to loafers?

    I'll match my Schedule A charitable contributions with this jackass's any day and ten times on Sunday. What a cheap grubby bastard!

    C'mon, Widdle Wizard! I'll even let you include those fake charitable contributions to the "poor orphaned Korean" massage parlor girls you tip, you sleazy fascist son of a bitch!