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Priorities

Posted by MEC on March 26, 2007

Tucker Carlson, on today’s show: “I can’t imagine anybody who has more personal investment in this war than President Bush.” He went on to say that Bush is risking his “legacy”.

After all, what’s more important than a Bush’s legacy?

casualties

Posted in anti-truth, beat the press, GOP/Media Complex, priorities, rightwing moral cripples | 1 Comment »

Something’s Happening Here

Posted by MEC on March 26, 2007

Retired Army colonel Ann Wright was arrested by Capitol police on March 20:

When I stood and publicly agreed with the committee’s actions, House Judiciary Committee chair John Conyers said that I could either stop speaking and sit down or I could leave the hearing room. Since I was walking out of the committee hearing to drive to the airport to fly to a speaking engagement at Brown University later that day, I acknowledged the chairman’s admonition and continued out the door. I was escorted the last couple of steps by the police officer assigned to the hearing room.
 

Outside the hearing room, the police officer was joined by a Capitol Police captain who ordered his fellow officer to arrest me. I protested, saying that Congressman Conyers had not “gaveled” my arrest but had merely told me to either sit down or leave the room. The normal Congressional protocol is that if a committee chair gavels once, the visitor is removed from the hearing room. If the committee chair gavels twice, the visitor is arrested.
 

…after I was detained in the hallway, Congressman Conyers’ chief of staff joined us and told the police captain that the Congressman did not want me arrested. The captain ignored the pleas of the chief of staff and told the officer to handcuff me and take me to the station. The committee chair’s chief of staff protested my arrest, I protested and others in the hallway protested, but to no avail.

This would be the same Capitol police force that obeyed a Republican committee chair’s order to oust Democratic committee members from a room that they had every right to use. To whom do the Capitol police answer, if they arrest a citizen who committed no offense, in defiance of a committee chair’s authority? Would they have proceeded with the arrest if the Committee chair who told them not to arrest Col. Wright had been a Republican? Have the Capitol police been politicized by the Republicans, just as government agencies have been politicized by the Bush Administration?

Posted in abuse of power, Congress, wrong way to go about it | 2 Comments »

Pow! Biff! Zap! Bam!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 26, 2007

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Administration Oversight Committee Directs RNC to Preserve White House Emails

Citing evidence that senior White House officials are using RNC and other political email accounts to avoid leaving a record of official communications, Chairman Waxman directs the Republican National Committee and the Bush-Cheney ’04 Campaign to preserve the emails of White House officials and to meet with Committee staff to explain how the accounts are managed and what steps are being taken to protect the emails from destruction and tampering.

Wake up and smell the accountability, Republicans!

Nananananananana Nananananananana WAX MAN!

Posted in BushCo malfeasance, corruption, Democrats with spines, dope slaps for Dubya, government malfeasance, hearings, Henry Waxman, Karl Rove, madness of King George, Real Americans, Superheroes, tutu-less Democrats | 6 Comments »

Senator McCain, Your Slip Is Showing

Posted by MEC on March 26, 2007

From an Associated Press report:

“One of the reasons Republicans lost the war — excuse me, lost the election,” he said in Ames, Iowa. Then, in Milford, N.H., he said, “My friends, we lost the war — we lost the election, we lost the election because of spending.”

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence….

Posted in anti-truth, John McCain | 1 Comment »

It’s A Crime, People

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 26, 2007

To all the trolly-wollies out there:

Rove’s little GSA shindig wherein he used civil servants for political purposes is a crime under Federal law.

Specifically, it’s against the Hatch Act:  http://www.osc.gov/ha_fed.htm

Enjoy.

Posted in BushCo malfeasance, corruption, GOP bullying, government malfeasance, Karl Rove, madness of King George | 2 Comments »

Ah, Memories

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 26, 2007

From an article Atrios posted last night on Karl Rove’s using the GSA as an adjunct of the Republican Party:

Doan, a wealthy former government contractor who sold her company before taking over the GSA last May, has hired three law firms and two media relations companies at her own expense to handle inquiries from the federal investigators and the news media.

Ah, yes, the sickly-sweet smell of spin in the morning.

As for the GSA — that was where Abramoff buddy David Safavian was Bush’s Chief of Staff now, wasn’t it?

Posted in BushCo malfeasance, Busheviks, Jack Abramoff, Karl Rove | Comments Off on Ah, Memories

 
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