Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Decemberists

I can't remember which blog I was reading when I found this, but it's good.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

The Smoking Gun?

Documents show Gonzales approved firings

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in an hourlong meeting last fall, according to documents released Friday that indicate he was more involved in the dismissals than he has claimed.
Last week, Gonzales said he "was not involved in any discussions about what was going on" in the firings of eight prosecutors that has since led to a political firestorm and calls for his ouster.
A Nov. 27 meeting, in which the attorney general and at least five top Justice Department officials participated, focused on a five-step plan for carrying out the firings of the prosecutors, Gonzales' aides said late Friday.
There, Gonzales signed off on the plan, which was drafted by his chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Sampson resigned last week. Another Justice aide closely involved in the dismissals, White House liaison Monica Goodling, has also taken a leave of absence, two officials said.
The five-step plan approved by Gonzales involved notifying Republican home-state senators of the impending dismissals, preparing for potential political upheaval, naming replacements and submitting them to the Senate for confirmation.
Six of the eight prosecutors who were ultimately ordered to resign are named in the plan.
The department released more than 280 documents Friday night, including e-mails, calendar pages and memos to try to satisfy Congress' demands for details on how the firings were handled — and whether they were politically motivated. There are no other meetings on the calendar pages released between that Nov. 27 and Dec. 7, when the attorneys were fired, to indicate Gonzales participated in other discussions on the matter, Justice spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos said.
Scolinos said it was not immediately clear whether Gonzales gave his final approval to begin the firings at that meeting. Scolinos also said Gonzales was not involved in the process of selecting which prosecutors would be asked to resign.
On March 13, in explaining the firings, Gonzales told reporters he was aware that some of the dismissals were being discussed but was not involved in them.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Secret's Out!

Arianna dug it out at The Huffington Post and Phil de Vellis tells why he did it here.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

"Zip it"ty doo dah!

Tony Snow is getting a little short tempered.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Presenting... iRack!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Gulf War Song

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Rep. Obey - "Idiot Liberals... Go fuck with somebody else!"

With Dems like this, we don't need enemies!

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Max at CPAC: Cpl. Matt Sanchez, aka Rod Majors

Republican Hero!

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Guckert on Coulter.... yuck!

James/Jeff Gannon/Guckert defends the Slobber Goddess.

In the same article on his blog he writes: Try being gay, conservative and Christian to see what happens! I’ve devoted an entire chapter in my forthcoming book to the “Love Letters from the Left” that I have received over the past two years. "Faggot" is one of the nicest things the hateful Lefties have called me.

J/J G/G was never attacked because he was gay, conservative and/or Christian. He was attacked because he was part of a hypocritical, White House, media plant-machine bent on distorting news comverage and feeding soft-balls to Scotty.

An aside... Guckert also shares fantasies: "gays can take to the streets in their assless chaps and nipple piercings". Now that's the James Guckert we remember!

h/t The Right's Field

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Where is Rove?

Unabashedly stolen off the panty line.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

GOP Hypocrite of the Week - Sean Hannity

BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.

Sean Hannity gets paid well for being a Republican shill of the privileged class on FOX News. Unlike Bill O'Reilly’s buffoonish rough edges, Hannity is as smooth as silk in selling the GOP Kool-Aid to the naïve and the true believers.

He's like a suave magician. You've got to admire his sleight of hand, even if lives are at stake, and venom and hate underlie his confident, specious attacks that come off like a reborn Ollie North.

Except Ollie North (however despicable a character he is) actually served in the military. Sean Hannity – like his idols Dick Cheney and George W. Bush – lets others do the dying for his "The World Belongs to Wealthy Americans" Rupert Murdoch FOX News ideology.

Oh yeah, Hannity couches his unctuous diatribes in logical fallacies and faux patriotic phrasing that appeals to working class stiffs, but basically Hannity is a multi-millionaire shill coward.

A college dropout, Hannity had ample time to join the military during Gulf War I, but he never did. Like Bush, he is a cheerleader for other people taking the bullets without risking his own life.

And as a BuzzFlash analysis of the war dead recently revealed, "But 23 [U.S. military] men and one woman were at least 50 when they were killed [in the Iraq War], a percentage of total casualties nearly four times higher than in Vietnam."

At 45, Hannity can today fly a private jet (his way of travel for speaking engagements for which he charges tens of thousands of dollars) over to Iraq and join a reserve unit and start shooting away.But he won't; he's into the money, folks, not the valor.

He's the Tokyo Rose of FOX News and lets our GIs put their lives on the line, while he gets paid the big bucks for doing nothing more than shooting off his mouth.

For being an unrelenting coward, Sean Hannity is the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.

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