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QOTD ^ 2

Posted by Charles II on September 28, 2007

Ray McGovern got in some good lines in a very good post on the role of oil in conflict in the Middle East.

“Dominating the op-ed page [of The Washington Post] was a turgid piece by Henry Kissinger, serving chiefly as a reminder that there is an excellent case to be made for retiring when one reaches the age of statutory senility….”

“In 1975 in Harpers, then-secretary of state Henry Kissinger authored under a pseudonym an article, ‘Seizing Arab Oil.’ Blissfully unaware that the author was his boss, the highly respected career ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Akins, committed the mother of all faux pas when he told a TV audience that whoever wrote that article had to be a ‘madman.’ Akins was right; he was also fired.”

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Squibs

Posted by Charles II on September 28, 2007

The dollar crashes through 1.42/Euro, with the momentum to perhaps break 1.43. This level puts heavy pressure on European exporters.

Over at The Sideshow, there was an apparent defense of Bush’s mangled speech and I realized: he’s not struggling with English. He speaks Albanics.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on September 28, 2007

Alexander would like a little chat with the Senators who voted against restoring habeas corpus.

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Subpoena!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 28, 2007

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Our favorite sex-industry entrepreneur is back in the news:

Breaking CLG exclusive: Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) has learned that so-called DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, has issued subpoenas for the depositions of (i) Troy Burrus, the IRS case agent on Palfrey’s case, for Friday, September 28th in Washington, D.C., and (ii) Brian Ross of ABC News, (ii) Cindy Adams of the New York Post and (iv) Bill Bastone of The Smoking Gun for Friday October 5th in New York City.



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From Montgomery Blair Sibley, Jeane Palfrey’s attorney:

Along with the criminal case against Jeane Palfrey, the government has also filed a civil forfeiture action seeking to take all her assets. Curiously, in the criminal action — in which Palfrey could go to jail — she is not allowed to gather information before trial by examinations of witnesses under oath. However, in the civil forfeiture action, such discovery before trial is allowed. Go figure.


Judge Kessler stopped the civil forfeiture action last March for six months to prevent Palfrey from getting information to help her defense in the civil and criminal cases. That stay order expired last week and I promptly issued subpoenas for the depositions of (i) Troy Burrus, the IRS case agent on Palfrey’s case, for Friday, September 28th in Washington, D.C., and (ii) Brian Ross of ABC News, (ii) Cindy Adams of the New York Post and (iv) Bill Bastone of the Smokingun.com for Friday October 5th in New York City. Those subpoenas were served yesterday on the witnesses.

I expect both the government and the subpoenaed witnesses to aggressively fight Palfrey’s attempt to get the basic information regarding why this matter was commenced by the government and how the government has acted since the seizing of all Palfrey’s assets one year ago. Heaven forbid the truth comes out.

26 Sep 2007

Sounds like the ultimate poison-pill defense.

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