A song to the waterboarding memos

Posted in Accountability, Is Dick Cheney a traitor? at 7:17 pm by angela

Jonathan Mann, who is writing a song a day, and previously gave us “Hey, Paul Krugman” has outdone himself yet again by putting one of the infamous torture memos to music.



The Ted Stevens prosecution: the sequel

Posted in Bush legacy, corruption, Fascism, Fraud, High crimes and Misdemeanors, History, Hypocrisy, Is Dick Cheney a traitor?, Justice at 3:02 pm by angela

Last week, when the case against Ted Stevens was dropped for prosecutorial mishandling, we heard about evidence that was withheld from the defense. It happens all the time, but rarely is it so severe that anything comes of it, at least not influencing the disposition of the case.

As in the Coleman/Franken case, the judge usually finds out about it and chews out the lawyers. Occasionally the judge will throw out a case.

Now if you were one of those defendants who doesn’t have a lot of money for expensive lawyers, you’d never even know it happened to you. They’d probably get away with it every time, which obviously is not the way the justice system is supposed to work in this country.

But for the case to be completely dropped, rather than merely seeking a retrial of some sort had to mean that the case was so ‘poisoned’ by whatever had been done that it could not be retried.

There was even speculation that the Bush administration was responsible for making sure that the case would inevitably be thrown out on appeal, thus being an embarrassment for everyone involved, except of course Ted Stevens, who is claiming that this is proof he never did any of the things that they said he did.

Not hardly.

Well, of course we assumed that maybe somebody would get a slap on the wrist, or some Bush appointee would get pushed out of their job a bit early and end up getting wealthy writing slanted books rewriting history as fiction and giving interviews on hate radio claiming persecution by liberal fascists.

Not so. It seems that we really will find out wtf was happening.

“In nearly 25 years on the bench, I’ve never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I’ve seen in this case,” U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said.

And then he appointed a special prosecutor to figure out exactly what happened and bring the criminals in the department to justice.


In case there is any confusion about what “justice” might mean in a case like this, they are looking at disbarment and prison time.

The word is that the Bush administration has salted the employment rolls of the current administration with hangovers who are ‘moles’, undercover operatives waiting to take orders from Bush, Cheney, Rove, and the Republican caucus and sabotage whatever the Obama adminstration tries to do.

Let’s get the criminals out of there. Now.

Stevens case closed, case against prosecutors open


The Bush Legacy Project

Posted in Bush as an idiot, Bush legacy, irrational thought, Is Dick Cheney a traitor? at 12:25 pm by angela

Many thanks to The Onion for this great video.

Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency

Bush and his Legacy Triage Team™ have been hitting The Bush Legacy™ really hard lately. The crack Historical Revision Writing Team™ has been hard at work rewriting history, what else? Sorry guys, you can’t have it both ways. Of course history will judge him somewhat differently, at least partly based on what we’re going to find when the whole, filthy, corrupt, venial facts come out. The Bush Legacy Triage Project™ attempt to control debate right now is necessary because any unbiased review of the events of the past eight years makes him look worse. The assumption that somehow people will forgive, forget, or somehow discount as unimportant the criminal things that the current administration has been responsible for is laughable wishful thinking.

Put another way, demanding that we reserve judgment on the effectiveness of the Failed Bush Presidency™ while insisting that we declare the escalation surge a success right now, before the escalation surge and/or war is over and certainly before we can see if it had any effect on a lasting peace in the country… The notion is absurd.

Getting real now, here’s a little story from last week based on a friendly little interview of Dick Cheney in a Wyoming newspaper, where he claimed 1.) he never pays attention to polls and 2.) he doesn’t understand why people hate him.

Now the fact that 2.) would indicate he really does know what the polls are saying, meaning 1.) is a lie. Yeah, we’re all flabbergasted, but go ahead and enjoy the article.


Acting like a dick

Posted in George Bush is a war criminal, Is Dick Cheney a traitor?, John McCain, Sarah Palin, songs, video at 10:35 pm by angela

There’s not too much to say about this. Either you think it’s pretty funny—and you know it’s true—or you’re reading the wrong blog. Srsly, ur doin it wrong!

No more Dicks in the White House!


McCain would have picked both Cheney and Rumsfeld

Posted in History, irrational thought, Is Dick Cheney a traitor?, John McCain, video at 8:07 pm by angela

Not a long clip, but something to think about. I have heard that only about 6 months ago McCain said that there would be a place in his administration for Cheney. What a thought!

With mavericks like this working on our side, who needs the Apocalypse? Perhaps God is punishing Americans with Republican administrations for being stupid enough to vote them into office.


Conveniently dead

Posted in Accountability, Bush legacy, Crime, Fascism, Is Dick Cheney a traitor?, News, Political rant, WMD at 2:48 pm by angela

Ivins, of course. Bruce E. Ivins, not Molly, who is also dead and sadly missed.

It certainly appears that one researcher working alone could have done all the technical stuff involved with this. They decided that before they spent untold millions of dollars focusing on the wrong guy, who is now $5.2 million richer for the harassment.

Maybe they have evidence proving he was the one who wrote all the little terrorist letters and notes that pointed to Islamic terrorists.

But it’s kind of hard to figure how he could also be the four separate highly-placed officials who were feeding disinformation to ABC during the panic, the network’s broadcasting of which was undoubtedly a major part of the cause of the anthrax panic, as well as the subsequent investigative focus on pinning it on somebody, anybody.

I’d like to rank some of the possibilities, but we have multiple threads here. So it’s not a simple “either/or” situation. Let’s just see what is probable (according to my limited knowledge here) and I’ll suggest alternatives where the probabilities seem to require them.

I’m really only trying to make you think and do your own research, not cover such a vast topic comprehensibly.

Did Ivins work alone on the Anthrax-handling part of it?

Could be.

Did Ivins work alone making and mailing out those terrorist notes and letters?

Could be.

Did Ivins carry off the impersonation of four different highly-placed government officials that served up false information to ABC News, which they turned around and fed to the public?

Nope. Didn’t happen that way.

Okay, so what might have happened?

Did government officials use this as a cover for disseminating propaganda intended to convince the public Iraq was involved, even though they had no idea what was going on?

Maybe, but it seems a little far-fetched, considering that the truth might be uncovered at an inconvenient time and come back to bite them.

Did ABC make up their informants after getting tips from Ivins?

Now there’s a possibility. How much do I trust the journalistic integrity of ABC? Not a whole lot. Let’s mark that “strongly possible”.

Did the government participate in the incident fully, guiding the development of propaganda and working to keep the investigation looking in the wrong place, while knowing that if that failed they could probably pin it on him and claim he was a crazy loner? And if worst came to worse, he could be found dead, so as not to turn evidence?

Umm…He did turn up dead, didn’t he?

This should sound like fiction, but unfortunately it does not sound nearly enough like fiction. Is there anyone working in the current Administration who has no ethics, no limits, and no respect for the American public, someone who might have participated in something like this?

I don’t like “conspiracy theories” that dig deep and throw a wide net in an effort to explain something that has a very simple explanation. But this does not have a simple explanation.

The case is made that this is plausible. In the absence of an apology by ABC for making it all up, I’d have to put my money on the last one. And even if ABC did apologize I’d have to take their apology with a grain of salt, since we have to consider the possibility that they might have been knowingly in on it, too.


The History Channel

The only people who know anything about the subject are also the suspects.

Part I

Part II