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Congratulations to Harry Reid and the democratic senators for finally standing up to the republicans.  Enjoy your pajama party!

Senate debating all night on Iraq


WASHINGTON
– Democrats steered the Senate into an attention-grabbing, all-night
session to dramatize opposition to the Iraq war but conceded they were
unlikely to gain the votes needed to advance troop withdrawal
legislation blocked by Republicans.

Bush burning the constitutionDear President Bush,

Why do you think that Scooter Libby’s sentence needs to be commuted? Why is it you opinion that a man who outed a CIA agent, lied to the FBI, and got convicted for obstruction of justice should serve no jail time?

“I respect the jury’s verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive,” Bush’s statement said. “Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison.

My mom is an addict and she sold drugs. She is in a Texas prison for up to nine years, and her crimes

  • did not hurt the CIA,

  • did not hurt the search for WMD

  • did not damage a CIA front company

  • did not waste FBI time or money.

She sold drugs. Why does she get 9 years and Scooter gets zero?

—Freckles Cassie


When our country first started, only free white male citizens who owned land could vote or become elected. Now, outside of Washington DC, all adult citizens who are not felons can vote, and it’s supposed to be that they can all become elected officials. Right? Then why are there so many very rich people in Congress?

NYC Mayor Bloomberg left the Republican party yesterday, probably because he plans to run for President. I like the fact that he knows the Republican party is dying and can never win in 2008, but I dislike the idea that he can possibly win BECAUSE he is willing to use hundreds of millions, possibly a billion!!! of his OWN MONEY!

He should have no more right to bypass the primary system and get into the highest public office than anyone else. Already a candidate has to have enough money that they don’t need to work at a regular job while they campaign, but no one should be able to buy the presidency.

The solution? Public financing of elections, like Arizona and Vermont already do.

Like most of my political posts, this is cross-posted at Political Teen Tidbits and at YouThinkLeft.

I think that Dick Cheney is evil, but look at what Citizen Jane from Firedoglake thinks.

Gimme a….
V for Valerie and a
P for Plame and a
D for diabolical and a
I for indictments and a
C for COVERT and a
K for kick ‘em out and a
C for covert again and a
H for her husband and a
E for exposed and an
N for NOC and an
E for ended career and a
Y for yellow-bellied-traitors and an
S for Scooter and a
U for upholding the law and a
C for covert again! and a
K for keeping secrets and a
S for see ya in prison

 

freedom of the pressHave you seen this story anywhere? If the media in the United States don’t publish and insist on talking about stories like this, how will the rest of us even know that our freedom is under attack? Where are the defenders of the Constitution? I read a LOT of news and listen to political talk radio, and I never heard about this incident until I read it on someone else’s blogVideo here.

Reporter Arrested on Orders of Giuliani Press Secretary Charged with Criminal Trespass Despite Protest of CNN Staff and Official Event Press Credentials at GOP Debate in New Hampshire


Aaron Dykes & Alex Jones / Jones Report | June 5, 2007

 

Manchester, NH – Freelance reporter Matt Lepacek, reporting for Infowars.com, was arrested for asking a question to one of Giuliani’s staff members in a press conference. The press secretary identified the New York based reporter as having previously asked Giuliani about his prior knowledge of WTC building collapses and ordered New Hampshire state police to arrest him.

Jason Bermas, reporting for America: Freedom to Fascism, confirmed Lepacek had official CNN press credentials for the Republican debate. However, his camera was seized by staff members who shut off the camera, according to Luke Rudkowski, also a freelance Infowars reporter on the scene. He said police physically assaulted both reporters after Rudkowski objected that they were official members of the press and that nothing illegal had taken place. Police reportedly damaged the Infowars-owned camera in the process.

 

Reporters were questioning Giuliani staff members on a variety of issues, including his apparent ignorance of the 9/11 Commission Report, according to Bermas. The staff members accused the reporters of Ron Paul partisanship, which press denied. It was at this point that Lepacek, who was streaming a live report, asked a staff member about Giuliani’s statement to Peter Jennings that he was told beforehand that the WTC buildings would collapse.

Giuliani’s press secretary then called over New Hampshire state police, fingering Lepacek.

The Republicans SAY that they stand for smaller government, strong defense, family values, fiscal responsibility, and law and order. The last four years show that is not really the case any more. The reality is that they have increased the government’s size with the homeland security department, practically broken the military with the war and occupation in Iraq, run up huge debts and bills to China, and now they’re showing how they really feel about law and order (the concept, not the TV show).

The Los Angeles Times explains their dilemma like this:

The fate of convicted former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has thrown a twist into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, forcing candidates to make an awkward choice between loyalty to a party stalwart and reverence for the rule of law.The issue erupted during Tuesday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire, hours after Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice — reflecting an intensifying debate in Republican circles over whether President Bush should pardon Libby before he would have to report to prison.


The Republican candidates (and the talk show hosts) all make it sound like there is nothing wrong with obstruction of justice or lying to the FBI or perjury. WHAT ABOUT LAW & ORDER? Do they only want to throw the book at people that are likely to vote democratic?

Also from the same LA Times article:

“If the public believes there’s one law for a certain group of people in high places and another law for regular people, then you will destroy the law and destroy the system,” Gilmore, a former Virginia attorney general and ex-Republican National Committee chairman, said Wednesday.

Listen up GOP: If you don’t start playing fair and at least showing some of the actions consistent with what you say, no one will ever take you seriously. The constitution and the legal system and the country should be more important to you than your party. If they’re not, you have no business being in charge of anything.

 

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