Tuesday, 03 July 2007
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LIES, DAMNED LIES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES
Here, from www.sweetness-light.com, is a complete
deconstruction of the New York Times' serial lying about joseph wilson and
Let me repeat. What the New York Times has published is a case of
Please read the short set-up piece, and then by all means link onto the
writer's "exegesis"****, fully chronicled, of how valerie plame came to
be outed. You'll find that it bears no resemblance whatsoever to what the
Times and most major media in this country have fed you. Which means -
since every date and every quote is fully checkable, that they have built
a fraudulent case out of lies.
Then think - long and hard - about how blatantly they have lied to you and,
therefore, how many other things they must lie about as well.
July 3rd, 2007
From the Orwellian pages of the New York Times:
Soft on Crime
When he was running for president, George W.
Bush loved to contrast his law-abiding morality with that of President
Clinton, who was charged with perjury and acquitted. For Mr. Bush,
the candidate, politics, after a time of tarnished ideals, can be higher and
Not so for Mr. Bush, the president. Judging
from his decision yesterday to commute the 30-month sentence of I. Lewis Libby
Jr. who was charged with perjury and convicted untarnished ideals are less
of a priority than protecting the secrets of his inner circle and mollifying
the tiny slice of right-wing Americans left in his political base.
Mr. Libby was convicted of lying to federal
agents investigating the leak of the name of a covert C.I.A.
operative, Valerie Wilson. Mrs. Wilsons husband, Joseph
Wilson, was asked to investigate a central claim in Mr. Bushs drive to war
with Iraq whether Iraq tried to purchase uranium from Africa. Mr. Wilson
concluded that Iraq had not done that and had the temerity to share those
conclusions with the American public.
It seems clear from the record
that Vice President Dick Cheney organized a campaign to discredit Mr. Wilson.
And Mr. Libby, who was Mr. Cheneys chief of staff, was willing to lie to
protect his boss
Remember how boldly and easily the New York
Times lies each and every time you read an article from them.
They are shameless, dangerous
(By the way, if you are still confused about
what actually happened in the Wilson/Plame non-scandal, you might take a look at
my exegesis: When And Where Joe Wilson IV Outed Valerie
**** Great word, isn't it? "Exegesis" is the name of a diary, kept by
the prolific writer Philip K. Dick, of (from his web page)
"autobiographical material, philosophical material, philosophical speculation
and analysis of his own fiction".
You have to admit that fiction certainly plays a major role in anything about
joseph wilson and valerie plame.
HILLARY CLINTON AND PRESIDENTIAL COMMUTATIONS
Maybe, for the purposes of this blog, her name should be Hypocrisy
Clinton. Really, what else can you call this woman?
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton lambasted President Bush because he commuted the prison sentence of
Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Mr. Bush did not pardon Libby, he commuted
the sentence so it would not include prison time. Libby remains convicted, is
subject to 2 years' supervision and must pay a huge fine. ( He can, of course,
still chose to fight this ridiculous conviction and clear his name.)
Now I expected that the usual Democratic suspects (Schumer, Reid, Pelosi,
yada yada yada) would be whining about this. They are terribly embittered
because, after not getting any of the Republicans they thought would be nailed on
Patrick Fitzgerald's witchhunt, they are losing even the one crumb they were tossed. That
stands to reason.
But HILLARY CLINTON? If there is one woman on planet
Earth who should shut up about Libby's prison commutation it is
Hillary Clinton, the former "co-president". No one, and I do mean no one,
lives in more of a glass house than she does.
Allow me to show you a partial list of criminals whose sentences were
commuted by the Clinton administration on its way out the door in
2001. ( you can see the entire list at http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/commutationspaocht.htm).
As you read it, remember that Lewis Libby's "crime" was remembering several conversations with media
people differently than the media people did. That all,
that's it, that is the sum total of what he was convicted of.
Libby was not accused of or convicted of leaking valerie plame's
name. Too bad for him - obviously that wasn't at all a problem, since
the man who DID leak it, Richard Armitage, was never indicted or charged
with a thing. (Amazing how the leak became a non-issue the
minute it came out that the leaker wasn't part of the Bush
By contrast, the fine upstanding sorts whose sentences were commuted by
Clinton included traffickers in heroin, cocaine and PCP (angel dust),
embezzlers, defrauders, tax evaders, etc. etc. etc. But I bet none of them
ever misremembered a conversation......
Here is that that partial list:
||Conspiracy to defraud the United States; wire fraud; false
statement; money laundering; filing a false tax return|
|CAMARGO, Gloria Libia
||Conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute,
attempt to possess cocaine with intent to distribute|
|CAMPBELL, Charles F.
||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of
|CHANDLER, David Ronald
||Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to
distribute marijuana; engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; murder
in furtherance of a continuing criminal enterprise; aiding and abetting
the use or carrying of a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking
offense; money laundering|
|CHIN, Lau Ching
||Conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute;
interstate travel to commit a drug offense|
|COFFMAN, Loreta De-Ann
||Conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute crack
cocaine; use of telephone to commit drug offense; distribution of crack
cocaine near a school|
||Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to
distribute cocaine and cocaine base; aiding and abetting the distribution
of cocaine base; and aiding and abetting the possession of cocaine base
with intent to distribute|
||Conspiracy to defraud the United States; embezzlement from
federally funded program; wire fraud; mail fraud; making a false
statement; filing a false tax return; failure to file a tax
|FRINK, Antoinette M.
||Conspiracy to aid and abet the possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to
distribute; counseling others to travel in interstate commerce with the
intent of facilitating the possession of cocaine with intent to
||Conspiracy to defraud the United States; wire fraud;
embezzlement from a federally funded program; mail
|MACDONALD, Peter, Sr.
||1. Racketeering; racketeering conspiracy; extortion by an
Indian tribal official; mail fraud; wire fraud; and interstate
transportation in aid of racketeering |
2. Conspiracy to commit kidnapping; third-degree
|REYNOLDS, Melvin J
||Bank fraud; wire fraud; making false statements to a
financial institution; conspiracy to defraud the Federal Election
Commission; false statements to a federal official|
||Obstruction of a federal audit; false statements to a
federal agency; tax evasion; failure to file tax returns; wire fraud; mail
fraud; theft from a federally funded organization|
||Conspiracy to commit money laundering; criminal forfeiture
and misprision of felony|
Had enough? Well there are plenty more, including the terrorist Susan
Rosenberg and the international felon and all around piece of garbage Marc Rich
- whose former wife Denise then contributed $400,000 (!!!) to the Clinton
Then there were the pardons Clinton's brother Roger was trying to sell
(with some success, apparently) for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
And the grand finale? How about the 16 FALN (Puerto Rican)
terrorists - yes, terrorists - pardoned by Clinton when
Hillary was running for the senate in New York, and hoped to get a boost from
Puerto Rican voters who are plentiful in that state. These terrorists
never even asked to be pardoned, but Bill Clinton went ahead and let them go
free, just when it would benefit Hillary.
16 terrorists freed on Hillary's behalf! Does anyone know where
they are now? Who they are working with? What they are doing?
To Hyprocrisy Clinton: Do yourself a favor and
shut up about presidential commutations. Do us all
a favor and shut up about presidential commutations.
Come to think of it, do us all a favor and just shut up, period.
CINDY SHEEHAN UNRETIRES
How good is your memory? Do you remember when Cindy Sheehan bowed out
of the peace movement? Wow, you ARE good. That was what, five whole weeks
Well guess what. She's baa-a-a-a-a-a-aack. As if anyone believed
her when she said she was finished. An attention whore is an attention
But anyway, here is an excerpt from Ms. Sheehan's "I have returned"
statement. Prepare to be stirred to the bone (ok, maybe the funny bone,
but that's a bone too):.
by Cindy Sheehan
Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 11:01:58 AM PDT
Call out the Instigator
something in the air
We got to get together sooner or later
You know its right!
Im not backing off. I tried to remove myself
from the political realm of the US, what BushCo is turning into an Evil Empire,
but the blatant audacity of George commuting Scooters sentence (hes not ruling
out a full pardon and you know he will) has dragged me kicking and screaming
back in. I cant sit back and let this BushCo drag our country further down into
the murky quagmire of Fascism and violence, taking the rest of the world with
I have sat quietly back these past five weeks
as the slaughter in Iraq sorrowfully surges along with Georges bloody
escalationand as the philosophical opposition to the war has soared to almost
four out of every five Americans. I have remained silent when Senator Barack
Obama said that impeachment is only reserved for grave, grave breeches! Well,
BushCo has created hundreds of thousands of graves dug by their lies and greed.
For cripes sake, George admitted to breaking the FISA Act (which is a felony)
that also breeched the 4th Amendment to our Constitution that already prohibited
illegal search and seizure. How was Bill Clintons offense graver than Georges,
Dicks, or Scooters? Did we ever think that the criminality and arrogance of
the Nixon White House would be eclipsed in our time with nary a baaaah from
the Sheeple in Congress? .
If you want to read more of this verbal vomit, go to http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/3/13594/28191 and
have a ball. Me, I'd rather watch paint peel.
Did you, COULD you, have any doubt that this unhinged looney-tune would try
to come back? Or that she would be exploited again by the hard-left crowd
that used her so completely the first time around?
We'll see if even her former pals on the left want to deal with the national
whining champion a second time. I hope so, it's a match made in
What do you call a prosecutor who is charged with finding out who leaked
someone's name, finds out almost immediately who the leaker is, but then
proceeds to conduct a multi-year investigation anyway, costing untold millions
of dollars in taxpayers' money and legal fees for dozens of people who were not
guilty of a thing?
How about Patrick Fitznifong?
When does Patrick Fitzgerald...er, Fitznifong answer for his actions?
If he were investigating Bill Clinton, he'd have been tarred and feathered
multiple times by now (see Ken Starr).
And when does Richard Armitage, who DID leak valerie plame's name, answer for
it? If the leaker had turned out to be Bush or Cheney or Rove, the way the
leftwing haters were hoping it would, do you think any of those three could have
just said "whoops, sorry" and walked away as Armitage has?
Evidently, since the culpable party is not part of the Bush administration
but, rather, one of its critics, leaking plame's name ain't so bad any
more. Maybe the torquemada wannabes are finally noticing that she
wasn't a covert agent at all under the law. And that her husband is a
proven liar who has about as much acquaintance with honesty as osama bin laden
has with a Passover seder.
Years ago, my brother in law and I were talking about basketball, and he said
"isn't it funny how if a dirty player gets traded to your team he isn't dirty
anymore, just very aggressive"? I think of that as I think of how
leaking valerie plame's name went from the crime of the century to a forgettable
little anecdote the minute they couldn't nail a Bush heavyweight for
Patrick Fitznifong. That would look good on a
ENVIROWHACKOS GO SOLAR
I occasionally preface blogs by saying "you can't make
this stuff up". It is meant to communicate that what I am about to
show you is so nutty that it must be real, because the human mind couldn't contort itself enough
to imagine it.
Well, here is an exerpt from today's Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald.
See if you think this qualifies:.
HUMANS are just
one of the millions of species on Earth, but we use up almost a quarter of the
sun's energy captured by plants - the most of any species.
The human dominance of this natural resource
is affecting other species, reducing the amount of energy available to them by
almost 10 per cent, scientists report.
Researchers said the findings showed humans
were using "a remarkable share" of the earth's plant productivity "to meet the
needs and wants of one species".
They also warned that the increased use of
biofuels - such as ethanol and canola - should be viewed cautiously, given the
potential for further pressure on ecosystems.
The scientists, from Austria and Germany,
who publish their results today in the journal of the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, analysed data on land use, agriculture and
forestry from 161 countries, representing 97 per cent of the world's land
This showed humans used 24 per cent of the
energy that was captured by plants. More than half of this was due to the
harvesting of crops or other plants.
The human use of the natural resource varied
across the globe, ranging from 11 per cent in Oceania and Australia, to 63 per
cent in southern Asia.
An agriculture professor at the University
of Melbourne, Snow Barlow, said the paper showed humans were taking up too
much of an important natural resource.
"Here we are, just one species on the earth,
and we're grabbing a quarter of the renewable resources we're probably being
a bit greedy." .
Got that? We are overusing the sun. An unlimited, entirely
renewable resource, and we're "overusing" it.
I don't even begin to know where to go with this. Maybe we
can put a very large umbrella over beaches around the world so that
we'll tan less. Maybe we can have an affirmative action plan for sun use
by other species.
Or maybe we can send the "scientists" who came up with this looney-tune for
observation, or at least a sobriety test.
I wonder how many of these nut jobs think Al Gore is a prophet too. I
have a sneaking suspicion we both know the answer.....
The most EVIL administration in the history of this nation
We must move to indict all of these bastards after they leave office and
send them to jail without pardons.
Impeachment will do nothing at this time. We need a super majority in both
houses of congress and the Presidency to get these people and put them where
they belong in JAIL.
My son was wrongfully accused of a
crime. He lost his job, his dignity, his career and most of his life. Then after
two years the prosecutor found that the accuser 6 yrs old lied and the
motivation was MONEY. The accuser and her mother are Brazilian and they are
represented by an American Attorney who specializes in 'Scams" by the Brazilian
The Prosecutor would not drop the charges because "he might have done
something" they said to CYA.
So they dropped it to adjudication witheld forever, meaning his 3rd degree
felony will never be a conviction.
But his life will never be the same. And now Libby or someone does a
treasonous thing that is usually punished by death! at worst. I am
KEITH OLBERMANN: FARBISSONER PUSS
I very rarely watch keith olbermann's show, Countdown. He
never has anyone on who disagrees with him, which makes the show one-dimensional,
predictable, boring and uninformative. Plus, he has what my grandmother
would have called a "farbissoner puss" - farbissoner is Yiddish for
sour/unpleasant/uninviting/dour/you pick a similar word, you'll be right.
But today, while surfing through the cable news stations, I stopped for
a minute, just to see what he was up (or down) to. And the first thing I
heard was a whiney attack (which is all I EVER recall from Mr.
Congeniality), this time on President Bush, because he didn't pardon or
commute 152 out of 153 death penalty cases as governor.
And I remembered that in Texas, at
least when Bush was governor, he COULDN'T pardon a prisoner
facing the death penalty. Texas Governors cannot legally do so. All he could do was give the convicted
party one 30 day stay.
So I moved on, secure in the knowledge that not watching
an unpleasant farbissoner puss who doesn't allow opposing voices on
his show and - if tonight is any indication - doesn't know what he's talking
about, was a good move.
Four years on MSNBC, and olbermann still has less than one third the viewership of Bill O'Reilly.
Sometimes he doesn't even finish in second place; Nancy Grace beats
him out in his time slot, as they and Paula Zahn fight for what's left after the
O'Reilly rollercoaster runs over them.
I wonder if it ever occurs to Mr. olbermann that his farbissoner puss, lack of any opposing views and overt ignorance (or just
plain dishonesty, let's not count that out) may have something to do with how
few viewers he draws after all this time. But I doubt
GUEST COMMENTARY: DAVID HOROWITZ
Here is David Horowitz' take on the fact that all of the terorist suspects in
the UK are either doctors or associated with the medical profession in some
way. He makes a very persuasive point about this; see if you
So the Glasgow bomber who set out to massacre
innocent men, women and children at random is a medical doctor who was
committing these heinous crimes for Allah. What does that tell you about the
Islamic crusade against the West? It is not about desperation; it is not about
oppression; it is not about land in the Middle East. This war is a global war;
it is not about Israel. It is not about the war in Iraq. It is not about George
Bush or Tony Blair. Why do they hate us? Because they are religious fanatics on
a mission to carry out the 1,500 year dream of Mohammed to force the entire
world to submit to his religion. Fundamentalist Islam is a totalitarian
political system whose prophet preaches death to infidels -- men, women and
children. The apologists, shills and enablers for these monsters from
Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan to the BBC and the New York Times, draw on a
tradition that is only 250 years old, but no less dangerous in the context of
this war. Ever since the French Revolution the political left has been at war
with the democracies of the West. The only real political question we face is
how many bombings, how many atrocities it is going to take for the majorities in
the democracies to wake up.
GO JANET GO
Janet Napolitano (D-Arizona) may be a female but, as governors go, she has one of
the biggest sets of gonads in the country.
Read this (the bold print is mine):.
Governor OKs toughest
migrant-hire law in U.S.
Napolitano cites inaction
The Arizona Republic
Jul. 3, 2007
Janet Napolitano on Monday signed sweeping legislation against employers of
undocumented workers, targeting the state's market for illegal labor with what
she called "the most aggressive action in the
The penalty for violators: the suspension of a
business license on the first violation and permanent revocation on a second,
amounting to a death sentence for repeat offenders.
It's a change from anything we've done in the past," said Speaker of the House
Jim Weiers, R-Phoenix. "It's time for the states to start stepping up and stop
waiting for Congress."
law takes effect Jan. 1, significantly raising the stakes for more than a
quarter-million undocumented workers believed to reside in Arizona and the
businesses that employ them.
Between now and then, Napolitano hinted at
calling legislators back to the Capitol for a special session this fall to amend
flaws in the bill, including a provision that could force the closure of
hospitals, power plants and other critical facilities if they're cited for
making illegal hires. Her other concerns included "woefully" inadequate funding
for enforcement and the lack of a non-discrimination clause to ensure it's
Napolitano's signature comes just days after the failure
of a comprehensive immigration-reform measure being considered by the U.S.
Senate. She again lamented that proposal's collapse and blasted Congress anew in
saying Arizona could no longer afford to wait.
"We're dealing somewhat in
uncharted territory right now - uncharted territory because of the inability of
the Congress to act," Napolitano said. "The states will take the lead, and
Arizona will take the lead among the states."
But opposition to
the new law was swift, led by Latino activists and the business community. Eight
minutes after the governor's announcement that she had signed the bill, the
Arizona Chamber of Commerce issued a statement calling it "a crippling blow to
That opposition coalesced in a Capitol
hearing room where critics vowed a fight.
"We have five months for the
business community to rally and come to the table and demand that the House and
Senate come back to the table and work on this bill," said Mary Rose Wilcox, a
Maricopa County supervisor and Hispanic activist. "People are just incensed
about this. This will be disastrous for the state of Arizona."
challenge regarding the constitutionality of the new law is already in the
Phoenix employment attorney Julie Pace said that challenge will
assert that Arizona has overstepped its authority by moving into the arena of
immigration law. The U.S. Constitution gives power over immigration policy to
the federal government.
"I will make a prediction that sanctions
will never be imposed because they can't ever become workable," said Rep. Ben
Miranda, D-Phoenix. "It will never be implemented properly. It will never
Beginning Jan. 1, all Arizona employers will
be required to check the legal status of their employees through a federal
database known as the Basic Pilot Program. The accuracy of that database and its
ability to handle 130,000 to 150,000 Arizona businesses that will now use it has
been questioned. Napolitano sent a letter Monday to congressional leaders asking
for improvements and federal investment to ensure Basic Pilot is up to the
But the day was one of relief for those who for years have
asked for a set of state sanctions against businesses that dabble in illegal
labor. Perhaps chief among them is Rep. Russell Pearce, a Mesa Republican who
sponsored the bill and was at the forefront of numerous similar efforts in the
"Anyone worried about this bill ought to be worried about
their hiring practices," said Pearce, who called the measure "the toughest yet
fairest employer-sanction law in the country."
An even stricter
set of employer sanctions waits in the wings, led by a citizens group that hopes
to get its proposal on the 2008 ballot. That measure, which would revoke a
violator's license on a first offense, loomed over the development of Pearce's
bill and was again noted on the day of its signing. The hope among many
lawmakers is that the new law will short-circuit an initiative some consider too
"The main concern is you've got an initiative out on the street
that's growing momentum every day," Weiers said. "If it goes to the ballot, I
suspect it'll win overwhelmingly."
The new law has problems of its own,
Napolitano conceded. She has already spoken with Weiers and Senate President Tim
Bee, R-Tucson, about the potential of a special session. Bee said he was open to
the possibility. Weiers noted that any changes would have to be scripted in
Issues that Napolitano says need to be corrected in the new law
Insufficient funding for enforcement.
Overbroad language that could cause a chain of businesses to be penalized if a
single location was cited.
Lack of an exemption to ensure that
critical facilities such as hospitals don't have to temporarily close their
operations if undocumented workers are found among their staffs.
immigration violation for hiring a nursing aide, are you going to close down a
nursing home?" Napolitano asked.
Observing that "this is not a
doorway for discrimination against anyone," Napolitano said she'd like lawmakers
to add a non-discrimination clause to assure residents that they won't be
targeted based on their race or ethnicity.
Those problems aside,
Napolitano said she viewed it as better to move forward with a new law than back
to Square 1 next session with a veto. .
Someone finally took the leap and signed onto legislation that
penalizes EMPLOYERS for hiring illegals.
I don't know if this is going to work, I don't know if this is
just a dog and pony show and will be pulled back later. I don't know a lot
But what I do know is that, at least as of
today, there is a state doing something about illegals, and reminding them,
in the only way it makes sense to, that they ARE illegal.
And it tells employers that there is a price to pay for hiring
illegals. A very, very stiff price.
Now let's see if these are jobs no one else will do. Or
maybe, just maybe, we'll find out that when there isn't an illegal pool of
workers willing to take half-wages, employers will pay a decent wage, thus
making good and sure those jobs ARE worth taking by legals.
Thank you governor Napolitano, and may the other 49 watch and