B’Bye Gonzo!

via: Raw Story
Alberto Gonzales gives his final speech as Attorney General today at Bolling Air Force base.

“My time in public service has had its share of difficulties, but even more moments of inspiration,” he said. “My trips to Iraq have been among them. Being part of a Department that plays a vital role in stopping terrorists has been a humbling experience.”

“Humbling”. Ya, I’ll bet.

Link includes video footage of his speech. It is not surprising that Gonzo managed to throw in a couple “9/11″ references. It IS surprising however that he spoke to a packed house and managed to get a standing ovation… (Oh.., I’m getting misty… NOT!)
B’bye Gonzo. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

Your Government at Work

According to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 as amended under sections 454(6)(b) of the Social Security Act, codified at 42 United States code 654 (6)(b) and your states administrative Rule, all people who are recieving at least $500 in child support money per year will be charged $25 dollars to offset the federal deficit.

Yes, child support money is no longer for the children folks, it is to pay off the federal deficit. Who is the welfare recipient now?
Link

Or here

The Promotion of Failure

Olbermann’s Top 9/11 Story: The Promotion Of Failure In Bush Administration
via: Truthout

“To this day, millions of Americans believe we invaded Iraq because of 9/11.

33 percent still believe there was some interconnection between Saddam Hussein and the nightmares here and in Washington and in Pennsylvania.

Iraq, of course, had nothing to do with 9/11. Then. Six years later, that has changed.

Iraq has distracted us from punishing those responsible for 9/11.”

There is a transcript and video. (Transcript thanks to Crooks and Liars).
This is unbelievable. Up is down… Black is white..

Bye, Bye Senator Stevens

Ex-VECO CEO Says Company Paid for Stevens’ Home Remodeling

Bill Allen, former CEO of Veco, resigned in May 2007 after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy and bribery charges. Rick Smith, Vice President of Community & Government Affairs, resigned at the same time. Both admitted they paid for votes in support of legislation that favored the oil industry. They also admitted to giving phoney bonuses to executives to cover the cost of campaign contributions.  Link

The Ayatollah Responds to Bush

via: BBC News
Iranian Supreme Leader Slams Bush
By Jon Leyne

The supreme leader of Iran has launched a scathing attack on United States President George W Bush.
Speaking at Friday prayers, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he was sure President Bush would be tried in an international court for what had happened in Iraq.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Michael Ware – Keeping Them Honest

There is a great post over on Crooks and Liars this morning on an interview with video between Anderson Cooper and Michael Ware. I watched the exchange on the TV before I left the house. It was one of the best pieces I have seen with Ware.

I may not always like to hear what he says, but so far, he is the guy I trust the most to give a clear picture of what is going on over in Iraq – and not in the Green Zone.

H/T: Crooks and Liars

Freedom’s March Across Iraq?

It’s probably no surprise that a report shows religious freedoms in Iraq are more restricted than before the invasion. This report will be coming out of Condoleeza Rice’s office. In the 22 page report, it states all religious sects are suffering in Iraq, and it is not limited to Sunni and Shia Muslims.

“The ongoing insurgency significantly harmed the ability of all religious believers to practice their faith,” says the 22-page executive summary of the report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its official release by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In thinking about this, the neo-turds might be happy, as they hate any religion besides Christianity. I’m sure the neo-turds could spin this into something positive. I wonder if Condi will comment on this report upon it’s release?

Open Letter to Military Officers

This letter was posted yesterday on GlobalResearch.ca:

Letter to the Pentagon Sept. 13, 2007
Global Research and thepatriots.us/

Preventing a Rogue President from Committing a War Crime:

Open Letter to the New Generation of Military Officers

“Should some civilian order you to initiate a nuclear attack on Iran, you are duty-bound to refuse that order”
by Lt. Col. Robert M. Bowman

“I contend that should some civilian order you to initiate a nuclear attack on Iran (for example), you are duty-bound to refuse that order. I might also suggest that you should consider whether the circumstances demand that you arrest whoever gave the order as a war criminal.”
(Dr., Lt. Col. Bob Bowman)

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Pissy Snowflake

Via Think Progress:

Suzanne Malveaux had some nerve pressing Tony Snow to answer a question about the latest poll numbers about Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq….

SNOW: I know, I know, but you know what? They also have higher disapproval rates for Congress. The people here are tired of the atmosphere in Washington.

MALVEAUX: But I want to talk about the President.

SNOW: Ok, but Suzanne, I’m talking to you about the facts on the ground. The President’s gonna talk about the surge, and I’ve told you, what you’ve done is you’ve selected a popularity number. What I’ve done is taken something a lot more precise, which “is the surge working?”

MALVEAUX: How does the president regain the credibility that he needs to convince the American people that that’s true?

SNOW: Well, you know what, Suzanne? Your credibility, journalists credibility ratings, are lower than the President’s.

I think Tony needs a nap.

Who is Norman Hsu?

The Strange Case of Norman Hsu

The going suspicion in Washington has always been that politicians are not prone to ask too many questions of contributors as long as the checks keep coming. But never has a contributor’s hidden past blown up in a campaign’s face quite like it has for the Clinton campaign in the case of Norman Hsu.

This is a very strange story. Who was Norman Hsu, one of the largest donors to the Clinton campaign? TPMmuckraker takes a closer look in this article. (Hillary Clinton has since returned the contributions from Hsu).