Romney Caught in a Big Fat Lie.

From The Boston Globe:

Mitt Romney acknowledged yesterday that he never saw his father march with Martin Luther King Jr. as he asserted in a nationally televised speech this month, and historical evidence shows that Michigan’s Governor George Romney and the civil rights leader never did march together.

Romney said his father had told him he had marched with King and that he had been using the word “saw” in a “figurative sense.”

“If you look at the literature, if you look at the dictionary, the term ‘saw’ includes being aware of in the sense I’ve described,” Romney told reporters in Iowa. “It’s a figure of speech and very familiar, and it’s very common. And I saw my dad march with Martin Luther King. I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort.”

But historical evidence, including news accounts at the time, shows that George Romney never marched with King, though he supported King’s agenda. 

Read the rest of the story here.

Oh…how awkward…the Mittster’s daddy is probably rolling in his grave…

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Democracy Now! Interview With Rep Conyers: He Doesn’t Care About Rep Wexler’s Petition

Willyloman, over at the American Everyman has a post up about Amy Goodman’s interview with Rep Conyers where she questioned him about impeachment.  Ray McGovern has his say as well.

If you haven’t done so already, go sign Willyloman’s petition to replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

I hate to be the wet blanket, again, but an Amy Goodman’s interview with John Conyers shows us that he is spouting the same “no impeachment” talking points that Pelosi has given us. Even in the face of 100,000 plus signatures on Wexler’s petition supporting simply bringing Kucinich’s resolution to impeach Cheney to the table in the Judiciary Committee. Read for yourself, and then check out my summary at the end. Conyers will NOT allow the hearings on impeachment! No matter how many sign.

from DemocracyNow:

Democracy Now: An Interview With Conyers On Impeachment AMY GOODMAN: Congressman Conyers, I wanted to turn to another controversial issue, one that you’ve been dealing with and have over time, that issue of impeachment. Now, three Democratic members of your committee, of the House Judiciary Committee-Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin-have called on you to begin impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. This week, Congressman Wexler said the charges against the Vice President are too serious to ignore.

    REP. ROBERT WEXLER: It is time for the House Judiciary Committee to hold impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney. We have an obligation to ask questions, to determine whether in fact the Vice President purposefully manipulated intelligence, bringing us into war, whether he knowingly ordered the illegal use of torture, whether he knowingly exposed covert agents for political purposes, whether he obstructed federal investigations. These charges are too serious to ignore.

AMY GOODMAN: Since last week, over 100,000 people have signed a petition on Congressman Wexler’s website supporting impeachment hearings. And we’re wondering, Congressman Conyers, now with your committee members taking up this issue, an issue that you actually long championed, what your feelings are today. Will you be supporting them in this?

REP. JOHN CONYERS: Well, no, but there are a lot of things that can and will be done. We’re documenting the transgressions and errors of the administration in the Department of Justice, which have led to the firing of nine US attorneys. We’re looking at the protections of the right to vote. The election is coming up. We’ve got to protect everybody’s right to get out here and make a choice and make sure that it’s counted. Continue reading

Grim fairy tales…

From ThinkProgress:

After a three-week bidding period, Karl Rove has signed a deal with conservative Mary Matalin’s publishing imprint, Threshold Editions, to publish his memoirs. The bidding reached at least $1.5 million, but Threshhold would not disclose Rove’s final payment. When bidding began on Dec. 6, industry experts predicted Rove would get offered $3 million, though a publisher at Alfred K. Knopf said Rove “doesn’t have the personality” to land a major deal for his memoirs.

I can hardly wait.  **vomit**

I am the Very Model of a Bush Attorney General

I am the very model of a Bush attorney general
I prosecute all Democrats with charges quite ephemeral
I know the things I say are legal metaphorical
With logic that defies Supreme Court rulings quite historical.

I’m very well acquainted, with rigging colleges electorical
With Diebold machinations all elections are predictable,
For this Republic needs the Public to be blinded with Fox news,
With many cheerful thought about American Idol to amuse.

I’m very good at twisting logic and I torture legal precedents,
I wiretap all citizens and even legal residents,
In short in matters criminal, illegal and political
I am the very model of a Bush attorney general.

I write our mythic history King Bush is quite victorious,
I evade Congress’ inquiries with answers superflorious,
I quote at length the crimes of  Clinton who’s of course the one to blame
For outing secret agents like Joe Wilson’s wife, Ms. What’s-her-name.

I re-write torture laws to question all the evil terrorists,
By waterboarding to recording answers all quite meritless,
Confessions implicating those I try with faulty evidence
In secret trials where  denials  never receive relevance.

In short in matters criminal, illegal and political
I am the very model of a Bush attorney general.

Fortunate Son

Best Creedence song ever. Period. Stop. End paragraph.

But, whoopsie, this isn’t CCR. WTF? Ohmigod, it’s .38 Special!!!

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give?
Ooh, they only answer more! more! more! yoh,

It aint me, it aint me, I aint no military son, son.
It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, one.