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March 29, 2006

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Charlie Quidnunc

C-SPAN has the video up now:
rtsp://video.c-span.org/project/ter/ter032806_nsa.rm

I'll try to put some in my podcast.

Patton

And lets not forget what the Liberals view of alot of DEAD IRAQIS when they were in charge. Short answer....they thought a half million dead Iraqis was NECESSARY..and apparently just a good start because that was in 1996...many, many more died in the following Clinton years because he CLAIMED Iraq had WMD.

How soon Jake forgets the words of Madeline Albright when the left was in charge:

"We Think the Price Is Worth It"
Media uncurious about Iraq policy's effects- there or here
By Rahul Mahajan

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it.

--60 Minutes (5/12/96)

Then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's quote, calmly asserting that U.S. policy objectives were worth the sacrifice of half a million Arab children, has been much quoted in the Arabic press.

THAT A HALF MILLION IN MAY 1996 WHEN THE LEFT WAS JUST GETTING STRATED AT PERFECTING THE KILLING OF IRAQIS THROUGH STARVATION, MALNUTRITION, LACK OF MEDICINE, ETC. ETC.

Patton

Jake points to a judge that resigned from the court as PROOF that Bush must be doing soemthing wrong. Well, jake, BOTH of the heads of sanctions in Iraq resigned because the said we were needless killing and staring millions.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/642189.stm

larwyn

I thoroughly read the threads and applaud the patience most of you have
with those who will not accept any evidence that doesn't fit their world view.
Having a daughter (1 of 3) who fits this, I keep reading and truly hope
that one of these of days, AL, JAKE, JIM E, AB (haven't seen that one
for a while) will concede on the evidence. I keep hoping.

But in the meantime, I offer the great mind pictures of:


"the warm mud of Me" Vanderleun "On the Return of History"

How can you not read it all with paragraphs like this:

Most of the Mini-Mes don't know what to do in a history that isn't fun. All their lives have been about shaping history towards fun and they've been having a good run at it. They like it so much, they are now willing to do anything to bring it back -- the Kennedy Era, such elegant fun; the Clinton Years, "Hey, we partied like it was 1999." In the run-up to the last election and now for the next, there's been and there will be a lot of code swapped about getting the fun back in the game. "Remember the fun of the 90s? You can have it all back. Peace. Love. Understanding. Stock-market Boom. Money. Any number of genders can play." Indeed, these Merry Pranksters of our politics are setting up to run "The Bride of Fun" for President in 2008, even though it is clear she is the least fun of any of them.
SNIP
...There is even, if you look at it closely, a distinct lessening of "Me" and the beginnings of an "Us" on the peripheries of the Party. Not a lot, but when you look at the other, there is none. Only a yearning for the warm mud of Me.

clarice

Gary, the case is astonishing. I have no sense which side of it is right, but I do think I see more overcharging of defendants and misuse of the obstruction and conspiracy charges by federal prosecutors than I ever recall. (Think Comey's case against Martha Stewart.)

TM

Clarice - I saw that "Prosecutor indicted" story too, and had immediate flashbacks to all the folks insisting that Fitzgerald would not overstate Plame's covertness to Tatel and the other two judges on the Miller/Cooper subpoena case because That Would Be Wrong and Prosecutors Don't Do That.

Gary Maxwell

OT but this will really get your blood boiling. Malkin has Allahpundit in a guest blogger this week and he has a link to some pretty unbelievable stuff on Cindy Sheehan. A speech at Berkeley sponsored by a known Communist front where an audience member calls Casey Sheehan a war criminal and Cindy basically agree with the turd. GRRRRR

clarice

TM,If the facts on Convertino alleged by DoJ are right, how much more damage could he have done without any DoJ supervision at all? Without having been held to the Dept's extensive regulations for the conduct of US Attys?

I've been a prosecutor. I can tell you from experience that you must keep a sense of balance and question your own and your witness' conduct always. The power to do irreparable damage to others and to the cause of justice is ever present.

maryrose

dems plan is basically 2 pages of nothing. What can they be thinking with this redeployment nonsense? It's so typical of them to NOT know where the REAL battlefield is. The just don't have any plan for the war on terror. It's shocking really that they are so out of touch.

Jeff

all the folks insisting that . . . Prosecutors Don't Do That.

I'd be curious to see all the folks insisting that prosecutors per se don't do that. Did they mean each and every single one, ever in the history of the world? That would be a little surprising to me.

TM

dems plan is basically 2 pages of nothing

They want to hide so they can run.

maryrose

In this case of Plame and Libby the prosecutor did overstate his case and that is going to come back and bite him on the rear.

Dwilkers

Sue-

The email addy of Jake is not anywhere close to Top's email addy.

Hmm. I wonder how I did that. My mistake.

Rick Ballard

Certainly not nothing. It has weight and substance combined in a nuanced subtlety which requires a very fine mind to properly interpret. Chimerical, yet ephemeral, with the weight of the spores of a dandelions head scattered by a zephyr passing over a meadow.

It simply requires a person of the utmost refinement to discern the depth, compexity and originality of the thoughts and feelings so cogently expressed.

Of course, another POV would have that it is crap geared for morons.

clarice

Another wine critic wannabe..You forgot the NOSE, Rick...Jeez!

Gary Maxwell

Nose?

If it smells like Poo and it looks like poo, good thing we did not step in it?

noah

Actually, when you think about it, what the FISA judges said was pretty noncontroversial. That Congress cannot amend the Constitution by statute. D'oh!

But AL and others have clearly felt that a President does not have inherent powers once Congress has weighed in with a statute.

Sue

By golly, they are running out of time and dadgum it, something has to stick.

clarice

Feingold is calling James Dean to tesify..Heh.. flashgack..

Rick Ballard

John Dean? 'Cause if he can call James Dean, he probably will win in '08.

larwyn

Dem Presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Hardball answers Matthews':

"If you could go on TV tonight
and debate President Bush, could you present the Democrat's Alternative?"

Biden:"Bottom line of the alternative (Democrat's) is we're going to have figure out......Blah, Blah, Blah.

Yesterday, both Jack A** Cafferty of CNN's "Day Room" AND Chris Matthews made fun of "Real Security". Biden just helped out - hope Jon Stewart was watching.

Larry

Jake - but not the one | March 29, 2006 at 08:27 PM

A hit pretty much like it took Nov 2, 2004.

I'm guessing you voted for Kerry, then, Jake.
The John Kerry who: 1) Lied to congress at the Winter Soldier hearings. 2) Attended meetings where assassination of elected officials was proposed. 3) While a commissioned USN officer met not once, but twice, with representatives of the enemy. That John Kerry? These are publicly known facts, not innuendo. Not "fake, but accurate". Youthful indiscretion? Show us how he's changed. I was very disappointed that this despicable piece of shit was the best the once-great democratic party could come up with. But, oh well, Gore was the best they could do in '00.

clarice

LOL Rick, you know it sounded funny when I typed it..If Feingold could get James back, I might actually vote for him...

topsecretk9

Well he did say Lake Texoma ( Therefore likely a DFW resident) and we have not seen Texas Toast in awhile and his arguments are of the kinder gentler variety so I would say it aint JayDee/Katrina/etal. Texas Toast or maybe TSDoggie just got bored? Hey TS remember our little X = Y war a week ago? TS = Jake !!! Better hope he does not have your social security number too!

Gary, now stop. You may email me and see I am the real thing. Now, I am going to email you and see.

kim

My brother believes that the phrase 'identity theft' is too harsh. He's planning a campaign to get people to call it 'identity sharing'.
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topsecretk9

I went through Jake's comments and checked and I didn't see any with my email.

larwyn

Larry,
Read your Kerry & Gore post above - you'll love this:
'the warm mud of Me' Vanderleun "On the Return of History"

clarice

It's good, larwyn. I hope you didn't miss this week's South Park..

larwyn

Just watched it - this is my first season - last week was terrific.

larwyn

Maryrose,
Guess who's reading Hewitt's new book?

Larry

Thanks, Larwyn. Strong stuff.

larwyn

Larry,
If you're old enough to remember Alan Ginsburg - go back to American Digest and read Vanderleun's "GROWL".
Don't attempt with your mouth full of coffee.

maryrose

Larwyn:
That's our boy
You really are one of my favorite posters!

kim

I know a fellow who went through basic training and AIT with a copy of 'Howl' in his kit where the Army allowed a holy book. The Army tries to be as blind to religion as to race(and may help explain Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and there were practically no restrictions on what was allowed. Neither the drill sergeants nor the conscript had any idea what the book meant.
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larwyn

Watching Leahy/Sen Judiciary hearing on Censure on CSPAN now.

Love, Love Vanderleun.

woof

Jake says.....plain language of the 5 judges, but this, to me, is the money quote:


"(UNKNOWN):* No, if there's an enactment, a statutory enactment, and it's a constitutional enactment, the president ignores it at the president's peril."

Presumably this is Baker. To me this says, if FISA is constitutional, then Bush is wrong.

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Eric Lictblau, is that you?!? Is that how you wrote the story? By taking one sentence from an entire Senate hearing? LOL that's pretty good!

woof

Jake said that the Oregon terror cell case was an example of "domestic warrantless wiretaps".

If the trying court had found that the searches were unreasonable, the case would have been thrown out. Funny that the Department of Justice website boasts about the successful prosecution of that group of enemy terrorists..

http://www.lifeandliberty.gov/agpatriotactrevision.htm
Using sections 218 and 504 of the PATRIOT Act, agents and prosecutors were ultimately able to collect sufficient evidence to charge seven defendants and then to secure convictions and prison sentences ranging from three to 18 years for the six defendants taken into custody. Charges against the seventh defendant were dismissed after he was killed in Pakistan by Pakistani troops on October 3, 2003.

kim

Eric Lichtblau finally nodded off to sleep after a long evening on instant messaging with his friends about his triumphal NSA article, sure to catch the vagrant eye of Pinch. Renegade thoughts of Pulitzer danced in his head with five old juridical satyrs while Pan played, poured, and sliced in the corner. Suddenly, with a jerk, a pall came over his pleasant dreams, faeries scattered, jugs overturned, the atmosphere roiled and rent; and blogdom roared. He woke in a cold sweat. Was this just a bad dream from which he couldn't wake up?
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