Wednesday, January 27. 2010
James O'Keefe charged in alleged plot to bug Senator Mary Landrieu's office
The conservative young filmmaker whose undercover sting damaged a liberal activist group last year faces federal criminal charges in an alleged plot to tamper with the phones in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).For some reason the Washington Post is now running away from the original text of the story that said he was their bugging the place. Instead, he was "tampering" with the phones.
James O'Keefe was among four men who created a ruse to enter the lawmaker's downtown office, saying they needed to repair her telephones, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. O'Keefe used his cellphone to take pictures of two men, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who are accused in an FBI agent's sworn affidavit of impersonating telephone company workers. Stanley Dai is accused of aiding the Jan. 25 plot.I believe that the traditional costume for this farce is plumber's overalls.
Friday, October 31. 2008
Either that, or he simply has lost his grip on reality:
With just four days before the election and Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens insisting he's not a felon, the U.S. Senate race is white hot.Reality:
The federal prison closest to anchorage sits in tiny Sheridan, Ore., where the fenceless minimum-security wing already houses 491 inmates, including a few Alaska legislators who were greased by oil money. There's an outdoor track, plus lots of fresh air perfumed by local vineyards and what former Anchorage state representative Tom Anderson calls "very professional and respectful staff."Also, to make the point plainer, you can't "appeal" a conviction, unless you are, you know, CONVICTED!
Friday, October 10. 2008
Alaska panel finds Palin abused power in firing
Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. The politically charged inquiry imperiled her reputation as a reformer on John McCain's Republican ticket.The stupid part about this is that McCain's camp had to know that this was about to blow up on Palin. It was in all the newspapers, for Christ's sake... oops,
Republicans don't watch anything but Fox News, so I guess they didn't know.
Sunday, October 5. 2008
Since the McCain camp will be launching all out attacks against Obama in order to distract folks from they economy, people should take time to visit this site to remind themselves of the story about the last time massive financial deregulation by McCain and his cronies ended up in disaster and cost the taxpayers a few billion.
Tuesday, August 5. 2008
Kyrgyz cops find weapons in US citizen's apartment
Kyrgyz police have uncovered a large weapons cache at an apartment rented by a U.S. citizen, officials said Tuesday, though American officials say the arms were meant to be used in counterterrorism training."Counter-terrorism training" by who? The Irish Republican Army? The scriptwriters for 24? Who, but a criminal and/or a complete idiot stores explosives in an apartment building?
Monday, March 31. 2008
Housing Secretary Jackson to Resign, Official Says
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson is resigning Monday, according to a government official.And since now it will show he is, in fact, guilty as sin, time to "spend more time with the family".
In another controversy, the housing authority in Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit alleging that Jackson tried to punish the agency for nixing a deal involving music-producer-turned-developer Kenny Gamble, a friend of Jackson.Because honest public officials always refuse to answer relevant questions about their actions, especially under oath.
The HUD IG found that Jackson blocked the money "for a significant period of time." Jackson blamed his own aides for the delay.As opposed to lying now about lying then.
Thursday, March 6. 2008
F.B.I. Investigates Missing G.O.P. Money
New York Times
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are missing and presumed stolen from the chief fund-raising arm of House Republicans, according to party officials who described the findings of emergency internal audits.At least, they now have the decency to steal from each other, rather than stealing from the public.
The audits were ordered after the abrupt departure several weeks ago of Christopher J. Ward, who had been treasurer of the committee. Lawmakers said that Mr. Ward, who served a similar role for dozens of individual members of Congress and their political committees, is the focus of the F.B.I.’s criminal investigation.Oh my! I wonder how much money he stole from them?
The committee has acknowledged publicly that it was aware of “irregularities in our financial audit process” and that it had called in the F.B.I. in February because “these irregularities may include fraud.”Criminal investigations are such a blessing. It means answering no questions at all about what your crooked colleagues have been up to.
Mr. Ward had been treasurer of the national Republican committee since 2003. He had also been a partner in a private campaign consulting firm, Political Compliance Services, that gained notice in the 2004 presidential campaign because of its work on behalf of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that ran advertisements that criticized the military record of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic presidential nominee.Now who would have thought that someone tied in to the Swift Boat smear campaign would have questionable ethics and honesty?
Committee officials said that bookkeeping irregularities were discovered in January after the chairman of the panel’s auditing committee, Representative Mike Conaway of Texas, a certified public accountant, repeatedly asked to meet with representatives of the audit firm that was supposed to be reviewing the committee’s books.Tell me again how Republicans with all their business "expertise" are better qualified to handle our money? It never occurred to anyone to conduct an audit of millions of dollars in donations?
“This was a longtime trusted employee and there were no obvious signs that he was living beyond his means,” Mr. Conaway said.He was just living like your typical Republican, you know, better than 99% of the nation.
Sunday, February 3. 2008
NRCC Asks FBI to Investigate Possible Financial Fraud
The National Republican Congressional Committee said Friday that it has contacted the FBI about possible financial improprieties at the committee. Without providing details, the NRCC released a statement from Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.) that said:
Tuesday, May 22. 2007
Monday, May 14. 2007
Extremist taunts his victims from prison
Really? And where do you get that viewpoint from? Can't say I have seen anything of the sort in the Bibles I've read.
He is allowed to do this because BushCo agree with his actions. They are hoping more people will be incited to violence against pro-abortion groups.
Really? The inmates of Guantanamo would beg to differ.
Friday, May 11. 2007
New charges filed against former top CIA official, contractor
The Fresno Bee
New charges have been filed alleging that the CIA's former No. 3 official used his influence in that role to support a proposed $100 million government contract for his best friend, a defense contractor, in return for lavish vacations, private jet flights and a lucrative job offer.Any more questions about why BushCo was so hot to fire the San Diego prosecutor?
Tuesday, March 6. 2007
'Scooter' Libby guilty on four of five counts
Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.Why? Why not lock him up immediately? If it were any other person off the street, they would never have left jail.
Since his lawyer will file appeal after appeal, motion after motion, Libby will likely be dead of old age before he actually ends up in prison.
But, it is still a win for the good guys.
Merry Fiztmas, Charlie Brown!
Monday, February 26. 2007
Man Denies Raping Woman While In Town For GOP Convention
A lawyer who leads a Michigan young Republicans organization pleaded not guilty on Friday to raping a woman while in the city for a convention last July.While it would never surprise me that a conservative could commit such acts of depravity, I must question the charge of "gross sexual imposition". I think that is pretty much covered in the charge of "rape". Prosecutors erode their credibility when they "pile on" charges. I think we can all agree that rape is a "gross sexual imposition" by its very nature, so unless this is referring to some act outside the rape, it is simply piling on.
And before anyone points it out, I am aware that people are innocent until proven guilty. But as I am not an officer of the court, nor a member of the jury that will hear the case, I am not required to make such presumptions. That said, I have no opinion of his guilt until I actually see the evidence, and reserve the right to defend him or condemn his as the evidence may indicate.
Tuesday, February 13. 2007
Daughter of Supreme Court justice charged in DUI
A daughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was arrested Monday night in Wheaton and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment, Wheaton Deputy Police Chief Thomas Meloni said.Seems Fat Tony really taught his daughter how to be a fine and upstanding citizen who respects the law and conservative Catholic values.
If she plays her cards right maybe her dad will appoint her president.
Thompson: Libby prosecutor out of control
Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., criticized Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald’s handling of the CIA leak investigation Tuesday, saying the prosecutor had to have known from the start that it was not a crime to disclose Valerie Plame’s identity as an agent.Fred, I know that you don't have the brain power of a box of cake mix, so I will explain this to you in simple words.
Your boy Scooter is NOT charged with outing Plame. He is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. What that means is that when Fitz asked him, under oath, about the outing, Scooter-boy lied. He not only lied, he willfully tried to prevent Fitz from doing his job, hence the obstruction of justice charge.
I know its hard for Republicans to understand, but lying about things other than blow jobs is actually wrong, especially when you lie under oath. Yeah, yeah, Clinton and his penis. But he was acquitted, so I can't help you.
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