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February 17, 2009



They will go after him, regardless that's what the team at the OLC is for, and Rumsfeld too


Morrissey is full of it, in this instance.


Looks like traffic has fallen on this site. Gee I wonder why? Could it be that nobody wants to be associated with the party of BushCo any longer.

Don't worry. During the BushCo war crimes trials traffic will increase as the brown shirts come out to express their undying love of hate.


Looks like traffic has fallen on this site. Gee I wonder why? Could it be that nobody wants to be associated with the party of BushCo any longer?

Don't worry. During the BushCo war crimes trials traffic will increase as the brown shirts come out to express their undying love for hate.


There. Double posts should help your numbers.


There. Double posts should help your numbers.


Sam- traffic has fallen because you no longer come here to post your list of Iraq fatalities.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Looks like traffic has fallen on this site. Gee I wonder why? Could it be that nobody wants to be associated with the party of BushCo any longer?

Nah. Everybody's outside waiting to pick up their $13 of Obama manna when it appears as dew on the ground.


How pathetic is it that trolls like Sam still have their RSS feeds set up to alert them every time TM posts about Libby?


Sam, it seems that the traffic for this site was at its peak during the whole Plame-Wilson "-Gate". Things may have dropped off a bit since then, but with a seemingly endless supply of Richardsons, Blagos, Rezkos, Burrises, Rahmbos etc., perhaps the opportunity for much "-Quiddick"-related traffic isn't too much to HOPE for.

$13 of Obama manna
Photoshop is calling!
Frau Jedöns

It is a pity that Mr. Libby's life has been so damaged by a successful political attack. Will Fitzgerald take his turn on the lathe of heaven or will he, like "Deep Throat" Felt, escape?


Okay, now I'm not even getting the new threads listed at the top of the page. Mine ends on "The Last Alliance". What is going on?

since Libby can't have any chance of a full pardon from the Obama Administration regardless of what story he might tell.
Don't be so sure... An ugly public-humiliation firing of Fitz accompanied by a broad set of pardons for Fitzgerald's bi-partisan and non-partisan victims would give Obama a lot of cover to rescue to Chicago Machine from the hoosegow...
Bill in AZ

Good point cathyf... that thought has crossed my mind too. Poor fitz, he'll have to go back to prosecuting victims. Oh wait, he never stopped.


Can Libby re-introduce his appeal?


Bush, from the time he was Governor of Texas, never pardoned people. Never. Also, Bush is sort of known for not changing his way of operating for ANY reason.

One of the ways I have used to judge Bush opponents (and some Bush supporters here) over the years is whether they insisted that Bush was going to pardon Libby
(or, in the waning days, whether he was going to pardon Cheney or other alleged torturers). I tend to think those who insisted Bush was going to pardon away really were afflicted with BDS.


Remember the twelve law school professors who were appalled?


I'd be happy to sit in a tree with Bush and/or Cheney if I were a bad girl and didn't respect their marriages or my own. But otherwise, I'd be in the tree...


i'm wondering just how public that cheney has gone afterwards.....has he actually been quoted?


This is my most visceral disappointment in Bush. I'd like to hear his reasons for not pardonning him.


Don't forget Bush had an "interview" with Fitzgerald in the Oval Office, Kim.

Either Bush did some quick tapdancing (doubtful) or he had to acknowledge that Cheney and Libby were running a rogue operation under his nose.

Either way-even Bush ended up sick of Cheney.


There were other conflicts going on at the time--like Israel in Gaza and Iran plus the financial meltdown.
That could also stress a relationship such as theirs.

Captain Hate

Either way-even Bush ended up sick of Cheney.

You're an expert on the topic of making people nauseous, right Don?


Good one, Captain Hate. Don should know.

Captain Hate

TM seems to have laced his posts with eau de troll, Paul, being strangely obtuse enough in his conjectures to attract the arrogantly feeble minded. Kind of like the President with no birth certificate.



You just can't get it through your head that he's mine! Well, mine and Lynn's.


I agree with the Capt's second explanation. I onve had an appeal from a watergate conviction in the Ct of Appeals here. Ramsey Clark's dad was riding circuit and was on the panel, having left the SCOTUS. As I explained the error of law the judge had committeed, he kep saying, that the jury had found him guilty..It's a Texas thing I guess. I tried nicely, and then a bit rudely, to note that if the jusry found my client guilty based on the judge's misstatement of the law, the jury's decision did not command the ordinary respect accorded their findings. I won BTW. But my point is it is a Texas thing not to easily overturn the jury's decision and remember Bush is not a lawyer nor a man apparently interested in intricate arguments of law.

I expect that Cheney did fight for Scooter who all accounts suggest he treated like a son but I also believe that the description of a RIFT between the two is probably exaggerated.


were running a rogue operation under his nose

The people running the rogue operation were the leftists Congresspersons claiming "We Can't Win". Saying "We Can't Win" assures the terrorists they can.


Heh, Don, the rogues were in the CIA and there are plenty more still there.


You just can't get it through your head that he's mine!

Of course, I understand that. But it doesn't matter because I don't want it to.


Am I a democrat now?

Rick Ballard

"Am I a democrat now?"

Not unless you can produce a certificate signed by a licensed proctologist. There are some simple tests that can be performed at home to determine whether you might become one but I can't describe them on a family blog.


Hope everyone this*** - heh, the comments are priceless


Hope everyone this*** - heh, the comments are priceless

Danube of Thought

There are a lot of reasons not to like Cheney, and a dislike of him was quite prevalent among senior military people while he was VP and, before that, when he was SecDef.

And I think Scooter was guilty (though I still am hard put to say why he did what he did). In the final analysis, I think that's why Bush settled on commutation and let it go at that. He is much more a man of principle than we are used to seeing in the White House.


That was fun, Tops. They use a lot of raw language over there.


There are a lot of reasons not to like Cheney
Such as? The only reasons I ever heard were that he had used the Mossad to frame the Arabs to whip up support for his police state and war for oil. I'm guessing you have different reasons.

Captain Hate

That was fun, Tops. They use a lot of raw language over there.

It's like putting salt on slugs, although I can kind of feel sorry for the slugs


Captain, did you comment over there? If so, I'm going back. I just read and laughed.

Captain Hate

No, I'm not wading in that slime. I have to have a certain respect for the opponents in order to engage them; that place is just the site of the damned.


The disillusionment was pathetic. BLESS THEIR HEARTS!! It isn't as if they haven't had plenty of clues.

Captain Hate

btw, that prior comment isn't meant to imply that I have any respect for the verminous trolls that I ridicule here; in their cases I want to drive them away by humiliating them. Admittedly some of them are too ignorant to know when they've been pwn3d but in those cases it can at least be entertaining to the more aware.

Danube of Thought

"I'm guessing you have different reasons."

I do, and I'll give one as an example: as SecDef, he directed the firing of a four-star officer without so much as a phone call to the man, and without informing the Joint Chiefs that he was doing so. Thirty-plus years of service jettisoned in that fashion by a prick who had never put on a uniform.


I heard that Obama runs a few things past Biden's office.

Paper or plastic?
Can I super size that for you?


Has Raw Story, gotten anything right, ever, really, Including the idea that Valerie Plame
was the chief analyst on Iran, if that was true we'd be in deep deep trouble.

Ralph L

I reckon a SecDef is going to piss off a lot of brass if he's doing his job right--not that that is his job.

Cheney impressed me by cancelling one of his own long-standing pet projects in 91. The fact that I was working on it is immaterial.


You people are funny as hell. People defending Cheney and "disappointed" that Bush didn't pardon Scooter. There's a higher judgement than the Supreme Court and he's gonna whoop old Scooter's arse good and hard.

I'm bookmarking this site for sure. Capt. Hate, what a great handle. So fitting for a Repubitard.


Oh, and I forgot to mention that Karl Rove is a big fat pig. I heard he farts at the dinner table...


And did I mention that Donald Rumsfeld is a senile old mass murderer. I think he's been sort of an exception to the rule when it comes to serial killers in that most of them are pretty smart.

Rick Ballard


Thanks again. It's like magic.


And Condoleeza Rice is dumb as a rock. She must've got all those diplomas from sending off to the address on the inside of matchbooks.

I have to admit that I haven't liked much that Bush did in the last 8 years, but standing up to Cheney against getting his pal pardoned took some pretty big cajones (especially from such an impish little man).


You lament the dearth of trolls and they magically appear to reaffirm your faith in the bottom half of the bell curve.


Send Better TROLLS!

C'mon THYS, Ad Hominem attacks (especially of others) don't even raise an eyebrow from Captain Hate (or most others here). Now I understand why CH wouldn't even try with the likes of you...

You really want a response? List out all the "transgressions" of BushCo, replete with HARD EVIDENCE.



They come from Axelrod's RSS feeder and astroturf magic machine.


Right someone who is fluent in Russian and Czech, the real protege of Dr. Korbel, real dummy there. I've had differences with her policies in the past, but one can't deny her brilliance. This is a woman who survived
Bombingham, when many of her classmates didn't and still keeps a positive,optimistic

We're going to count on the Supreme Court who through away the Magna Carta with Kelo, two hundred years of precedents on military tribunals, barely got Heller right, they'd probably get Zenger jailed now, if the mood
was adverse. Well isn't that the heart of Campaign Finance Reform

Mark Turner


Looks like a bit of buyer's remorse in Obamaland...choking on their KoolAid? LMAO


You'd think they would come over here to gloat about how much better their guy is making the world. I mean, with evil Republicans in office, naturally they were out of sorts, since their guy was not allowed to perfect the world. But now Republican rule is a distant memory (especially for people whose history starts this morning every morning) - why dwell on 2008? Why not talk about how wonderful everything is now?


THYS-Obama's Justice Department is defending Rove's claims of executive privilege and Putin is warning Obama about excessive central control of the economy. Wake up and smell the roses.

H/t TSk9 and Steph.

Danube of Thought

There does indeed seem to be a stunning absence of commentary about how wonderful a job Obama is doing. The people whose opinions of the "stimulus" count the most--those who invest in American business--have already spoken, and the verdict is calamitous. Not even Paul Krugman gives him a thumbs up. It's gonna be a long four years for the country, but I predict a barrel of laughs at JOM.

Captain Hate

Dow has dropped 2,011 points since election day. Change investors obviously believe in.


This was the piece I was referring to, I think I pointed out that at the Davos conference,Putin, he was similarly aggressively critical, and he has a right to be. He's not a Communist, he's a Russian nationalist, he may see himself if not as a Czar, but the hardline prime minister like Stolypin, who was tough on the SR terrorists, but was a reformist in terms of he economy. Of course he sees Obama as terminally naive which works for him in the short term, but as Flynn rathersarcastically
pointed out some time ago, he and Sarah, although Medvedev even more so, see eye to eye on the saliency of the energy issue. Except it's a zero sum game to them, we gain at their expense


"I reckon a SecDef is going to piss off a lot of brass if he's doing his job right--not that that is his job."

Along these lines - SECDEF's boy wants to kill dedicated CSAR

In From The Cold has this update:

"As we noted last month, Pentagon acquisition chief John Young has serious doubts about the Air Force's Combat Search-and-Rescue (CSAR) mission. Late last year, he bluntly asked the service why it needs a dedicated force for those missions...
In response, USAF leaders offered the following points: (1) The service's rescue units represent the only dedicated CSAR force within DoD; (2) Air Force rescue squadrons have saved over 2,800 personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq, flying missions "in high risk areas that the other services cannot support," and (3) USAF rescue crews can deploy more quickly for humanitarian missions overseas, as they did during the 2006 tsunami relief operation in Indonesia.

Unfortunately, the importance of Air Force CSAR capabilities is apparently lost on Mr. Young and some members of Congress. After Young's initial inquiry, the House Armed Services Committee also questioned the need for standing rescue forces, and plans to spend $15 billion on the next-generation CSAR helicopter. "


the bus route is littered with bodies... maybe he is planning on deploying CSAR to the presidential motorcade?

Bill in AZ

CSAR is occasionally deployed in domestic SAR missions also, especially when circumstances overwhelm local resources. I worked with the Tucson team some years ago during some serious flooding in central AZ.


We're spending hundreds of billions on junk, but we are gonna cut military spending to the bone. Yeah, that makes sense. I'm sure there won't be any ramifications to that.


In what appears to be a scene out of the TV show "NUMB3RS", a Californian geography professor has used techniques for hunting endangered species to pinpoint three houses in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden could be hiding.



Area 51 just called wanting to know if you'll be home for dinner tonight?

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