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Mexico, September 7 2007

Posted by Charles II on September 7, 2007

Things are smoldering along. Calderon is proposing a gas tax and Lopez Obrador is in opposition. There are gruesome assassinations every day. Oaxaca is still in quiet revolt.

Not even a smoking pencil. A federal judge has granted 90 days for the American law enforcement authorities to review the evidence against Zhenli Ye Gon, a Mexican citizen alleged to have engaged in drug trafficking. Ye Gon, in turn, alleges he was the money man handling PAN’s political machine. The prosecutor says they have no witnesses that purchased drugs from Ye Gon and are only willing to present what evidence they have if Ye Gon’s lawyers are excluded. Meanwhile, the judge has denied Ye Gon bail and put him in the orange jumpsuit. As far as this case goes, the US and Mexican governments are making it up as they go. 

Among many acts of violence. Manuel Salgado Horta, the presumed operator of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was assassinated. In Aguascalientes, assassins shot municipal police chief of Villerías Osvaldo García Cisneros about three feet south of where Horta got his.  

Wreckresentative government. In Veracruz, PRI stole or otherwise won 155 of 212 mayoralties and 28 of 30 senior representative seats. Both PAN and PRI PRD lost seats.

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Jimmy Carter interview

Posted by Charles II on September 7, 2007

DemocracyNow will interview Jimmy Carter on Monday.

That is all.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on September 7, 2007

Since Alex won’t come out of his New! Box! and Lightfoot is off somewhere sulking because Alex claimed the box…

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…today we have a Special Guest Cat for Friday Cat Blogging. TC lives with BeVERly of Salon’s Table Talk.

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TC is an Only Cat, but he has lots of fuzzy friends.

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And The Craig Craziness Continues

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 7, 2007

Somebody should have told Larry Craig’s daughter, Shea Suzanne Howell, that it’s not a good idea to go on national TV if you’re hiding from the cops and an arrest warrant.

Posted in Larry Craig, wrong way to go about it, WTF? | 3 Comments »

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