December 31, 2005

The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail

Nonprofit Group Linked to Lawmaker Was Funded Mostly by Clients of Lobbyist

The U.S. Family Network, a public advocacy group that operated in the 1990s with close ties to Rep. Tom DeLay and claimed to be a nationwide grass-roots organization, was funded almost entirely by corporations linked to embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to tax records and former associates of the group.

During its five-year existence, the U.S. Family Network raised $2.5 million but kept its donor list secret. The list, obtained by The Washington Post, shows that $1 million of its revenue came in a single 1998 check from a now-defunct London law firm whose former partners would not identify the money's origins.
How Jack Abramoff Spread the Wealth.
Abramoff may strike deal with prosecutors Plea could mean lobbyist would implicate members of Congress
More gangster Asshole, gangster Bush will have to pardon before he leaves office.

Abramoff Ready To Rat On Members Of Congress.

Federal prosecutors and lawyers for lobbyist Jack Abramoff are putting the finishing touches on a plea deal that could be announced early next week. The plea agreement would secure the Republican lobbyist's testimony against several members of Congress who received favors from him or his clients.

How Jack Abramoff Spread the Wealth.
Where the
Money Came From…
Where the Money Went…

Investigation Launched Into Leak of NSA Spying

The U.S. Justice department is launching an investigation into the disclosure of information that President George Bush ordered a secret eavesdropping program aimed at American citizens.
The New York Times reported two weeks ago that Bush ordered the super-secret National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and e-mails without first seeking court approval.
Critics say Bush broke the law when he authorized the actions.
For its part, the Whitehouse says that, besides being legal, the controversial spying has helped keep the U.S. safe from terrorists.
In a news conference just before Christmas Bush lashed out at whoever disclosed the leak. "It was a shameful act someone to disclose this very important program at the time of war," Bush said.
Now, in a familiar pattern for U.S. politics, after the leak of a government secret, the justice department is now investigating.
Officials are being tight-lipped about who requested the probe or how it will be conducted.
The Times reported earlier this month that, over the last three years, NSA has monitored the e-mails, telephone calls, and other communications of hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of people inside the U.S. without warrants.
The Times said it delayed publishing its story for a year after administration officials said the disclosure would harm national security.
Bush has defended the program, saying it was used only to intercept the international communications of people inside the United States who have been shown to have a "clear link" to al-Qaeda and related groups.

CBC News

Justice Dept. opens probe on domestic spying leak.

December 29, 2005

Standing Tall And Shooting Straight.

Bunnatine (Bunny) H. Greenhouse is a former chief contracting officer (Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC)) of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. On June 27, 2005, she testified to a Democratic Party public committee, alleging specific instances of waste, fraud, and other abuses and irregularities by Halliburton with regard to its operations in Iraq since the Iraq War. She described one of the Halliburton contracts (secret, no-bid contracts awarded to Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR)—a subsidiary of Halliburton) as "the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career."

Bunny Greenhouse is in trouble and she needs your financial help. After standing up to powerful Halliburton and the "good ol' boys" club of the Army Corps of Engineers, Bunny has been demoted and removed from her position as the chief civilian contracting authority of the Corps. In that position, she was able to call into question the legality of the Corps' military command steering billions of dollars of Army contracts, through noncompetitive bidding, to Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root for reconstruction work in Iraq. Enormous amounts of waste and abuse have been uncovered because of her revelations.

Read The Full Story At National Whistleblower Center.

CBC - Google Video

December 28, 2005

Duke vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Duke vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest civil rights class-action suit in American history. It charges Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retail chain, with discriminating against women in promotions, pay and job assignments

The case started in 2000, when a 54-year-old Wal-Mart worker in California named Betty Dukes filed a sex discrimination claim against her employer. Despite six years of hard work and excellent performance reviews, Dukes claimed, she was denied the training she needed to advance to a higher, salaried position. Plaintiffs seek to represent 1.6 million women, comprising both current and former employees, in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. In June 2004, the federal district judge, Martin Jenkins, ruled in favor of class certification. Wal-Mart is appealing the decision, which has been criticized by conservatives as an inappropriate use of the class action mechanism.

In 2004, journalist Liza Featherstone published a book about the case, Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart in which she contends that Wal-Mart's success is based not only on its inexpensive merchandise or its popularity but also on bad labor practices.


Photo, Planet Mars, Author Unknown.

December 26, 2005

Why Does Bush Act So Macho

The World Is Flat.

Art Design By: Brandy Agerbeck

Chances are good that Bhavya in Bangalore will read your next x-ray, or as Thomas Friedman learned first hand, “Grandma Betty in her bathrobe” will make your Jet Blue plane reservation from her Salt Lake City home. In “Globalization 3.0,” Friedman contends, people from far-flung places will become principal players in the marketplace.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Read the full story at: MIT World

December 20, 2005

Neocon Gangster Liar Dick Cheney and His War.

Neocon Gangster Liar Dick Cheney and His War.

The Neocons need to deceive the masses who cannot handle or benefit from the "truth." Consequently Neocons feel justified in hiding the real reasons for the war.

December 19, 2005

Why are we in Iraq?

ZFacts has regarded Saddam as a tyrant since before the days when Rumsfeld was shaking his hand to sell him an oil pipeline. It was right to work for his removal and could have been right to use force against him. But this was done with an arrogant incompetence which has cost America and Iraq far more than it should have, and, as documented here, it was done by deceiving the American people and, quite possibly, the President.

Cheney wanted Iraq, while Bush wanted Bin Laden. He's still wanted, but Cheney's got Iraq. It wasn't easy to sell America this grand nation building adventure, but Cheney and his neocons started early&mdashsome in 1996 the rest in 1997. Until 9/11, most of their work was in the open.
Impacts: On U.S. and Iraq. Some costs are clear: lives lost and dollars spent. But is there clear evidence of its impact on American prestige and credibility? Iraq has benefited from the removal of Saddam, a horrible tyrant. That is no small benefit. Also, they have a start towards democracy. That is harder to assess. How powerful are the Iranian Shiites in the new government? How costly are the terrorist attacks and the economic chaos? Oil production is one measure.
Terrorism: Former counter-terrorist czar Richard Clarke is not the only one who believes that the War in Iraq has served to increase the terrorist threat to our nation. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda is alive and well.

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December 17, 2005

Now is the time to help empower the world with free knowledge.

The Wikimedia Foundation and the tens of thousands of volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to its projects believe that knowledge is power and that it should, it must, be free.

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December 14, 2005

Randy Cunningham a wolf in sheep's clothing

"Duke" Cunningham was as patriotic and God-fearing as any politician in the land. He had credentials as a former Vietnam fighting ace. He was a good man. Yes sir.

His interest in national defense as an eight-term Republican House member from Southern California came naturally. Rep. Randy Cunningham had seen war. It was ugly. He pushed for defense contracts. He was for the soldiers.

What a hypocrite!

The man who swaggered his way around Congress tearfully resigned his office and confessed to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors Monday.

He might have gotten away with his treasonous acts if greed had not overtaken reason. Federal prosecutors became suspicious when he sold his Del Mar home to a defense contractor for $1,675,000. Buyer Mitchell Wade held the house for nearly a year and sold it for $975,000.

Prosecutors wanted to know why he would sell the house at a $700,000 loss in a red-hot real estate market.

This Duke bully wrapped himself in red, white and blue while he traded on the backs of men and women who wear the nation's military uniforms.

He may have at one time believed in the Constitution and people's right to dissent, but he gave that up along with his honesty.

One of his patriotic speeches on the House floor was in behalf of the woefully misguided constitutional amendment to ban flag burning. If he really cared about the flag, he would have honored his commitment as a public official in a democratic land rather than attempt to stifle honest dissent.

He is a caricature of a character in the liberal-leaning comic strip Doonesbury who also goes by "Duke."

His patriotism was for sale.

Another gangster Asshole, gangster Bush will have to pardon before he leaves office.


Bill Clinton got $12 million for his memoirs. Hillary got $8 million for hers. That's $20 million for memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.

Donald Rumsfeld Is Giving The President His Daily Briefing.

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed." "OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!" His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits, head in hands. Finally, the President looks up and asks, "How many is a brazillion?"
President’s Library Destroyed by Fire A tragic fire on Sunday destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. Both of his books have been lost. A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had not finished coloring the second one.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'~ Ronald Reagan

A Texas prosecutor has issued subpoenas...

A Texas prosecutor has issued subpoenas for bank records and other information of a defense contractor involved in the bribery case of a California congressman as part of the investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

District Attorney Ronnie Earle issued subpoenas late Monday afternoon for California businessmen Brent Wilkes and Max Gelwix, records of Perfect Wave Technologies LLC, Wilkes Corp. and ADCS Inc. in connection with a contribution to a fundraising committee at the center of the investigation that led to DeLay’s indictment on money laundering charges.

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December 12, 2005

The Case Was Brought Before A Wise Judge

In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation for Easter and Passover holidays and decided to contact the local ACLU about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while the atheists had no holiday to celebrate.

The ACLU jumped on the opportunity to once again pick up the cause of the godless and assigned their sharpest attorneys to the case.

The case was brought before a wise judge who after listening to the long, passionate presentation of the ACLU lawyers, promptly banged his gavel and declared, "Case dismissed!"

The lead ACLU lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? Surely the Christians have Christmas, Easter and many other observances.

And the Jews--why in addition to Passover they have Yom Kippur and Hanukkah ...and yet my client and all other atheists have no such holiday!"

The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said

"Obviously your client is too confused to know about, or for that matter, even celebrate the atheists' holiday!"

The ACLU lawyer pompously said "We are aware of no such holiday for atheists, just when might that be, your honor?"

The judge said "Well it comes every year on exactly the same date---

April 1st!"

November 26, 2005

Leave My Child Alone!

Leave My Child Alone!
The New Recruitment
It is not a surprising confluence of events — opinion polls show support for the Iraq War waning and military recruiters working harder to fill their quotas. In November, 2005, the Government Accountability Office released a study which showed, "the military is falling far behind in its effort to recruit and re-enlist soldiers for some of the most vital combat positions in Iraq and Afghanistan."
The June 2005 issue of HARPER'S MAGAZINE published some excerpts from a high school recruiting manual. Among the instructions: "Contact the seniors in the early spring. The end of their lives as high school students is approaching fast. This is the time reality sets in. For some it is clear that college is not an option. If you can make the appointment for a sales presentation on the first contact, then do so." The manual suggests frequent re-contacting of students throughout their high school years.
Read the manual online. *pdf

Leave My Child Alone!
Advocacy group opposed to the release of information through the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Did you know…
... that the notorious No Child Left Behind Act includes a sneaky section that requires high schools to turn over private information on students to military recruiters?
And that the Pentagon has created an illegal database of 30 million 16-25 year-olds, including names, addresses, email addresses, cell phone numbers, ethnicities, social security numbers, extracurricular activities, and areas of study?
Yikes. What do we do? Any way you look at it, this is a family privacy nightmare, another strong-arming of our local schools, and a creepy warm-up to a possible draft. However, it's also a great reason to get together and take action.
So, whether you're a parent, teacher, school administrator, veteran or just another adamant American concerned about privacy rights, look for an action that you like and JOIN US!
The Costs of War, A Mother's View



Art by Ann

Caffeine perks up your brain.

Brain scans confirm what many coffee drinkers already know - caffeine perks them up.

Caffeine is the world's most widely used stimulant, according to the research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Global daily consumption of caffeine averages 76mg, equal to one-and-a-half cups of coffee. In the United States, average consumption is 238mg per day, equal to that found in four-and-a-half cups of java.

In monetary terms, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, trailing only petroleum. Coffee is one of mankind's chief sources of caffeine, a stimulant.
~ BackyardPit, A Legalized Junkie

November 24, 2005

Growing Problem for Military Recruiters: Parents

Ann Sarrantonio, at a school board meeting in Accord, N.Y., voiced objections to military recruiting at school. (NYT Photo/Tara Engberg)

Rachel Rogers, a single mother of four in upstate New York, did not worry about the presence of National Guard recruiters at her son's high school until she learned that they taught students how to throw hand grenades, using baseballs as stand-ins. For the last month she has been insisting that administrators limit recruiters' access to children.

Read the full story


The Costs of War, A Mother's View

By Teri Wills Allison

November 22, 2005


The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in Washington, DC this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason; they simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the Nation's capitol. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

November 19, 2005

Read Before Clicking On The Link.

This is from Europe and a pretty good one; but I'm sure everybody I know will be able to find all 3 differences between the 2 pictures!

There are two identical pictures that will appear on the screen. Over 8,000 people were tested to see if they could find the three (3) differences and only nineteen (19) found them. See how observant you are, and if you find all three (3) differences, you are one of the most elite people in the world.


November 15, 2005

ONE BILLION $1,000,000,000

The next time you hear someone in government rather casually use a number that includes the word "billion", think about it. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend.

One advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases:

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no creature walked the earth on two feet.

And a billion dollars lasts 8 hours and 20 minutes at the rate our government spends it.

~ Kaye

November 09, 2005

November 07, 2005

Karl Rove’s, Potion Number Nine

Rove Potion Number Nine

I took my troubles down to Tom DeLay
He’s that dude with the insect spray
He's got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
Sellin' little bottles of, Rove Potion Number Nine

I told him that I sucked at pol-i-tics
I've been this way since 1996
He looked at my palm and he made a magic sign
He said "What you need is, Rove Potion Number Nine"

He bent down and turned around and gave me a wink
He said "I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink"
It smelled like turpentine, it looked like Indian ink
I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink

I didn't know if it was day or night
I started slimin’ everyone in sight
But when I kissed a cop down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of, Rove Potion Number Nine

Audio "Love Potion Number Nine"

By MadMustard

November 06, 2005

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where do we go from here? "I think we're in a moment when political pundits and students of politics are not quite sure what the environment will be in 2006, whether we'll have this deep polarizing divide," Bennett says.

Burgess, of the Conflict Research Consortium, says he'll continue working on the political help-wanted ad he constructs in his daydreams. He wants a candidate who will stand up to "political manipulation," and explain to Americans how opportunistic politicians are distorting real debate for selfish purposes.

"Somebody's got to get up and explain to people how they're being manipulated," he says. "I think there's an opportunity for someone to run against it."

Then he considers what he has just said.

"I might be being naive."

Read full story.

November 05, 2005

Bush Orders Staff To Attend Ethics Briefings.

White House staffers will be required to attend briefings next week on ethics and the handling of classified information after the indictment last week of a senior administration official in the CIA leak probe, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Quoting a memo from President George W. Bush sent to White House aides on Friday, the paper reported that the White House counsel's office will conduct a series of presentations next week for those aides with security clearances.

The briefings with provide a refresher on general ethics rules, including the treatment of classified material, the paper wrote.

O-boy, some more bullshit coming out of Washington. You’re going to try and tell me Dick Cheney, Lewis Libby, Carl Rove and other White House staffers need a refresher on general ethics rules, including the treatment of classified materials. You’re going to try and tell me you’re going to give a bunch of gangsters a refresher on ethics rules. Bullshit, what they need is to be fired and put in jail and you Bush, you need to resign!

November 04, 2005

Bush's Popularity Reaches New Low

Bush's Popularity Reaches New Low
58 Percent in Poll Question His Integrity

For the first time in his presidency a majority of Americans question the integrity of President Bush, and growing doubts about his leadership have left him with record negative ratings on the economy, Iraq and even the war on terrorism, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows.

On almost every key measure of presidential character and performance, the survey found that Bush has never been less popular with the American people. Currently 39 percent approve of the job he is doing as president, while 60 percent disapprove of his performance in office -- the highest level of disapproval ever recorded for Bush in Post-ABC polls

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I bet you republicans and Christians who voted for the gangster republicans are kicking yourselves in the ass right about now, it gets better, wait till the end of the gangster republican Bush’s term in office and he pardons his gangster republican buddies. Then you can give yourselves a relay good kick in the ass.
We should be giving people like Ronnie Earle, Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Bunnatine Greenhouse and Colin Powell and others, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards given in the United States.

And putting the gangster republican liars in jail and throwing the key away!

November 03, 2005

Your E-mails Advice For The President

CNN Readers Offer Ideas For What Bush Should Do.

Bring home the troops. Shake up the White House staff. Focus on issues at home. Listen to voices on the right; listen to voices on the left.

When asked how they would advise the president, readers posed these and many other ideas to lift the administration's lagging approval ratings.

A year after President Bush was elected to a second term, he and his administration face an array of troubles, including rising energy prices, the indictment of a former top White House official and waning public support for the war in Iraq.

How can Bush turn his presidency around? readers offered suggestions on a variety of themes:

1. Take responsibility.
Many advised the president to admit mistakes and move on. Drew Hunt of Normal, Illinois, cited Harry Truman's famous advice, "The buck stops here," and wrote, "If this administration would take responsibility for its wrongdoings, rather than placing the blame elsewhere or, worse still, forging ahead regardless of the wisdom of the decision, it would go a long way toward restoring the integrity of our government."

Read more recommendations on this theme.

3. Bring home the troops.
An anonymous U.S. soldier serving in Pyongtek, South Korea, said the president should show "humility to the U.S. soldiers in both Iraq and Korea and let them come home ... and be with their families."

Martha Prater of Rusk, Texas, agreed but expressed concern that it may be too late now to pull troops out: "We have gotten ourselves so deep already that pulling out now would only put our country at greater risk of terrorist attacks or worse."

Read more recommendations on this theme.

4. Focus on issues at home.
Some of those who wrote in suggested the president turn his attention toward problems at home, putting priority on gas prices, disaster relief and support for the poor.

"Remember that you are the president of the United States, not the world," advised Mary from Temecula, California.

Andy Park of Key Largo, Florida, posed this idea for combating high energy prices: "Push legislation to regulate oil companies as public utilities -- just like electric, natural gas and telephone companies. This would require that companies obtain regulatory approval before raising gas prices." Hurricanes Katrina and Rita knocked out oil platforms and pipelines as they cut back-to-back paths through the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing a spike in energy prices.

Andrew M. Herold of Beltsville, Maryland, said the president could give jobs and wages a boost by closing the country's borders to illegal immigrants.

Read more recommendations on this theme.

5. Lean to the right (or to the left).
Many of those who wrote in advised the president to follow the lead of a particular group. Respondents did not, however, agree on which group that would be.

Cheri Windsor of Colorado recommended the president get "off the evangelical tract." But Pedro Delgado of Miami, Florida, gave opposite advice: "Give full true backing (no lip service) to the people that voted twice to put a man in office to gain back our country. No euthanasia, no abortion, no persecution of Christians, no judicial tyranny, no homosexual privileges, no attacks on the institution of marriage, no attacks on the family."

Read more recommendations on this theme.

November 01, 2005

Fuck The Poor

The Senate gave a rousing "Fuck the Poor" to the elderly and disabled by voting to cut Medicare and Medicaid spending over the next 5 years by a measly $10B. If they would quit the war in Iraq, imagine how much could be spent helping our least brethren in this oh so (not) Christian country. In typical party politics that have nothing to do with the actual human beings that live in this country, the committee's 11 Republicans supported the legislation. The committee's nine Democrats opposed it.

Now here's justice: The new Patriot Act terrorism law would allow smaller juries to decide on executions and give prosecutors the ability to try again if a jury deadlocks on sentencing. Why don't they just shoot suspected terrorists and save the money? (Snark)

Bush let his more articulate brother take the fall for the FEMA failures in Florida. Senior citizen communities are being ignored. Shameful. (Speaking of Florida, when is Pissed off Patricia going to be able to get back online?)

The most disgraceful and nauseating news this week were the reported 3Q earnings of big oil. With so much havoc after the hurricanes, people losing their jobs and homes while reconstruction jobs going to illegal aliens, Exxon Mobile reaped 75% growth and ConocoPhillips profits soared 89% in the 3Q. This is very good news for the stockholders and big "Fuck You" to those who have to pay for it (if they can afford it).

But the Republicans are still soft on treason unless it's a Democrat being accused.

By BlondeSense Liz

October 20, 2005

Electrical Energy

The CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has announced a strategic development agreement with SkyBuilt Power Inc. The CIA seems to be interested in SkyBuilt's new Mobile Power Station, which can be parachuted into remote locations (my back yard) and be up and running in a few hours with only 2 people needed to set it up. The MPS harnesses both solar and wind power and is capable of up to 150 kilowatts of electricity. The devices use off-the-shelf components and easily swappable parts to be cost-effective."

October 19, 2005


After 50 years of cigarette tobacco smoking, I quit October 11, 2005. No cold turkey bullshit for me, been their don that. Patches for 8 weeks and Bupropion for how ever long it takes.
Why did I quit?
$7.12 a day.
$2534.72 a year.

"Signs You Smoke Too Much"

1. In the middle of smoking a cigarette, you pause for a "cigarette break."

2. Your birthday is a state holiday in North Carolina.

3. Your title for the Surgeon General: "Captain Bring down".

4. Cracking your knuckles leaves you winded.

5. Morning schedule: Wake up, cough for three hours, take nap.

6. In your neighborhood, they give directions by saying. "Go down to the big pile of cigarette butts...”

7. You get mattress fires more often than haircuts.

8. You smoke during sex.

9. You refer to nonsmokers as "pink-lunged sissy boys."

10. You explain to the nurse that you didn't realize you were in a "nonsmoking" iron lung.

October 12, 2005

Reporter testifies over CIA leak

A New York Times reporter has appeared for the second time before a grand jury investigating the leaking of the identity of a secret CIA agent.
Judith Miller is reported to have found notes about previously undisclosed talks with a vice-presidential aide.

The name of CIA agent Valerie Plame was revealed by another journalist in 2003. Her identity was alleged to have been leaked by a White House official.

Ms Plame's husband, an ex-diplomat, had criticised President Bush over Iraq.

Former ambassador Joseph Wilson claims the Bush administration deliberately tried to get back at him by identifying his wife.

The special prosecutor must determine if anyone deliberately revealed Ms Plame's identity to journalists and whether they knew she was a covert agent.

If he finds that this was the case, he could bring criminal charges.

Several White House officials have appeared before the grand jury, including Lewis "Scooter" Libby, an aide to the vice-president, and presidential adviser Karl Rove.


Miller - who never wrote a story about Ms Plame - initially refused to co-operate with the investigation, citing a confidentiality arrangement she had made with her source.

But after she had spent 85 days in jail, Mr Libby waived the pledge and she testified on 30 September about two conversations with him.

After that appearance, the New York Times reports, Miller found some notes in the newsroom relating to a third conversation with Mr Libby.

She handed these notes over to the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, on Tuesday, ahead of her second appearance before the grand jury.

Mr Fitzgerald has said he will also summon Karl Rove to testify for the fourth time before the grand jury, which is not open to the public.

Mr Rove had conversations about Plame with at least two other journalists, but he says he did not name her and did not even know her name at the time.

Mr Libby also says he learnt her name at a later date.

The prosecutor is expected to report on the inquiry by the end of the month.

October 11, 2005

10 Most Wanted

F. B. I.

Federal Burial of Investigations
10 Most Wanted.
Texas Mafia.
By BackyardPit

1. George W. Bush

2. Dick Cheney

3. Karl Rove

4. Tom Delay

5. Jack Abramoff

6. Bill Frist

7. Donald Rumsfeld

8. Lewis Libby

9. Dennis Hastert

10. Condoleezza Rice

This is what the F B I's, 10 most wanted list should look like. And this is just 10 of them.

Two down, eight to go.

October 10, 2005

I just like the way it sounds.

Tom Delay indicted for illegal campaign financing, I’ll say it again, Tom Delay indicted. I just like the way it sounds. After years of pushing it to the ethical edge and at least five admonishments for it, Tom Delay finally slipped and fell flat on his face. Of course that’s not how the Hammer is telling it.
You know the drill, when accused of something don’t defend, attack. Ronnie Earle; the man prosecuting Delay, is a partisan zealot out to derail a distinguished career. It couldn’t have been Delay’s fault. He lives a special rarefied place called, the GOP no guilt zone. It’s a magic place where all you have to say is, “I’m not guilty” to make it so, whether its outing a CIA agent, starting an illegal war, handing out no bid contracts, screwing up disaster relief or illegal, campaign financing. If you say you didn’t do it, you obviously didn’t do it. Why? Because you said you didn’t do it, silly.
Of course, the no guilt zone is only open to those who serve under Emperor George Bush. The good news is, as of this week, thanks to Tom Delay, it’s in the process of being redistricted.

~Randi Rhodes

September 30, 2005

Jabber Jabber or Geek-Talk

Howdy y’all, this is a hoot.
Jabber Jabber or Geek-Talk

September 29, 2005

DeLay Court Appearance Set for Late Oct.

DeLay Court Appearance Set for Late Oct.

Thursday September 29, 2005 8:31 PM


Associated Press Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge on Thursday ordered Republican Rep. Tom DeLay to appear in court next month to face the charge that he conspired to funnel corporate money to state political campaigns.

The summons calls for DeLay to appear in the court in Austin on . Oct. 21, court officials said.

A grand jury indicted DeLay and reindicted two of his associates Wednesday in an investigation of a political fundraising group DeLay founded, Texans for a Republican Majority.

Prosecutors allege the group was used to channel corporate contributions to 2002 GOP legislative candidates. Texas law bans corporate contributions in political campaigns, except for administrative expenses.

DeLay was forced to surrender his job as House majority leader, the second ranking post in the House, for now.

DeLay's lawyers have said they do not want him to be handcuffed, photographed and fingerprinted when he appears in Austin.
Bull poo-poo, handcuffed the gangster and throw the key away. War on Terrorist!!! What about a war on these gangster republican terrorist. Try and by $5.00 of gas, all you get is a fart. Will someone pickup my Med. for me? I can't afford it. And these republican gangsters are laughing all the way to the bank. This is a good start; now get the rest of the gangster republicans liars! Wake up America! When are you going to stop believing these gangster republican liars?

September 19, 2005


I pulled into a full service gas station today and asked for five dollars worth of gas. The guy farted, took my five and walked away.

Tom’s Shell, Self Serve
Cash or Credit
Regular: ARM
Plus: Leg
Premium: First Born

September 18, 2005


A rabbit one day managed to break free from the laboratory where he had been born and brought up. As he scurried away from the fencing of the compound, he felt grass under his little feet and saw the dawn breaking for the first time in his life. "Wow, this is great," he thought. It wasn't long before he came to a hedge and, after squeezing under it he saw a wonderful sight: lots of other bunny rabbits, all free and nibbling at the lush grass.

Hey," he called. "I'm a rabbit from the laboratory and I've just escaped. Are you wild rabbits?"

"Yes. Come and join us," they cried. Our friend hopped over to them and started eating the grass. It tasted so good. "What else do you wild rabbits do?" he asked. "Well," one of them said. "You see that field there? It's got carrots growing in it. We dig them up and eat them." This he couldn't resist and he spent the next hour eating the most succulent carrots. They were wonderful. Later, he asked them again, "What else do you do?"

"You see that field there? It's got lettuce growing in it. We eat them as well." The lettuce tasted just as good and he returned a while later completely full. "Is there anything else you guys do?" he asked. One of the other rabbits came a bit closer to him and spoke softly. "There's one other thing you must try. You see those rabbits there," he said, pointing to the far corner of the field. "They're girls. We shag them. Go and try it." Well, our friend spent the rest of the morning screwing his little heart out until, completely knackered, he staggered back over to the guys. "That was fantastic," he panted. "So are you going to live with us then?" one of them asked. "I'm sorry, I had a great time but I can't." The wild rabbits all stared at him, a bit surprised. "Why? We thought you liked it here."

"I do," our friend replied. "But I must get back to the laboratory. I'm dying for a cigarette."

September 16, 2005

DWI Test Kentucky Style

Only a Kentuckian could think of this from the county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story. Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Mt. Sterling Ky. After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car which he fell into. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off. Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a fine, dry summer night) flicked the blinkers on, then off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patron vehicles left. At last, the parking lot empty, he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the road. The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement the breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken. "I doubt it," said the truly proud Kentuckian. "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."

September 14, 2005

Never Too Old to Tie The Knot

George, age 92, and Edith, age 89, had been seeing each other for two years when they decided that life was too short and they might as well be together for the rest of their lives. Excited about their decision to become newlyweds, they went for a stroll to discuss the wedding and what plans needed to be made. Along their way, they found themselves in front of a drugstore.
George said to his bride-to-be, “Let’s go in. I have an idea.”
They walked to the rear of the store and addressed the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?” asked

The: pharmacist answered, “Yes, sir, I am. How can I help you?”

George: “Do you sell heart medications?”
Pharmacist: “Of course we do.”

George: “How about support hose for circulation?”
Pharmacist: “Definitely.”

George: “What about medications for rheumatism, osteoporosis & arthritis?”
Pharmacist: “All kinds.”

George: “How about waterproof furniture pads & depends?”
Pharmacist: “Yes sir.”

George: “Hearing, aids, denture supplies & reading glasses?”
Pharmacist: “Yes.”

George: “What about eye drops, sleeping pills, Geritol, Preparation H and ExLax?”
Pharmacist: “Absolutely.”

George: “You sell wheelchairs, walkers & canes?”
Pharmacist: “All kinds and sizes. Why all these questions?”

George smiled, glanced shyly at Edith and replied to the pharmacist,
“We’ve decided to get married and we’d like to use your store as our Bridal registry.”


A Texas rancher and his wife. were bickering while vacationing in France. They were still hardly speaking to each other after being seated in a fancy French restaurant for dinner. When the waiter arrived the rancher said: "I'll have a big, thick porterhouse steak." The waiter replied: "Monsieur ... what about ze mad cow?" To which the rancher replied, "She'll have a salad."

You Lovers Of The English Language Might Enjoy This

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this!

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing:

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions .

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so.............

Time to shut UP.....! more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U P