Monday, December 03, 2007

From Imus to W.H. Hanukkah party....

From American Progress:

Think Fast...

Don Imus's morning radio program returned to the air this morning on ABC Radio Networks, with a new cast featuring two black comedians, Karith Foster and Tony Powell. Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and John McCain, as well as Democratic political consultant James Carville, were all slated to make appearances this morning.

56 percent: Percentage of likely Alabama voters who "believe it is somewhat likely or very likely that the prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman was politically motivated."

House Democratic leaders say they are "hopeful" that the full House will consider a motion of contempt against former White House counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten before the end of the year.

$1 million: Amount the national debt expands per minute, totaling approximately $1.4 billion a day. The debt is up from $5.7 trillion when President Bush took office in January 2001 and it will top $10 trillion sometime right before or right after he leaves in January 2009."

The U.S. military is "join[ing] the green movement." On Dec. 17, the Air Force will dedicate the largest solar array in North America at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base, on the same day that a C-17 transport plane makes the Air Force's first cross-country flight using a blend of synthetic fuel. Giant wind turbines rise from the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay."

As the U.N. conference on climate change gets underway, Bloomberg observes, "Seven years after he lost the U.S. election, Al Gore has more influence on U.S. global warming policy than the man who defeated him."

Reverend Canon Andrew White, an Anglican chaplain working in Iraq, says that although Christians have been in the country for 2,000 years, the current situation is "the most difficult [it has] ever been for Christians. Probably ever in history. They've never known it like now."

A Wall Street Journal analysis of subprime mortgages issued after 2000 shows that "an increasing proportion of them went to people with credit scores high enough to often qualify for conventional loans with far better terms." The study reveals "how far such mortgages have spread into the economy -- including middle-class and wealthy communities where they once were scarce."

"The Food and Drug Administration is so underfunded and understaffed that it's putting U.S. consumers at risk in terms of food and drug safety, an advisory panel to the FDA says in a report to be discussed Monday."

And finally: Hanukkah begins Tuesday at sunset, but the White House will be kicking off the festivities early with a party tonight. According to White House staff, President Bush is the first "to include a Hanukkah party among about two dozen holiday parties at the White House, as well as the first to light a menorah in the Executive Mansion." White House aide Jeremy Katz, who is in charge of the party, said that the guest list is a "challenge." "I have had to turn down relatives who have made creative pleas to get in," he said.



Anonymous said...

Bush and Cheney have managed to get oil to close at above $97.00 a barrel (an all time high), gold is near an all time high and the U.S. dollar is at its all time low. There is more Federal money going to civilian mercenaries than to American solders. During the last seven years our borders have been left open, now we have over 14 million illegal immigrants. Every military power in the world has managed to slip spies up through Mexico and across our borders unchallenged.

Bush's bad appointments have been in his own personal interests; he has disregarded his oath to protect and serve the U.S.A. Good job guys you have made millionaires of your GOP affiliates by awarding big government contracts to their sham organizations at the cost of bringing our country into a recession. You have redefined Democracy, the executive powers, our Judicial system and the role of our National Guards and the Military Reserves.

Alabama is right in the middle of Bush’s corruption. Bush has had to help Bob Riley win both his elections for governor. Slick Bob is being groomed as a potential vice president candidate for the 2008 election. But what about his connection to Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon during the 2002 election. Also, there is another cloud over Riley’s head that involves their conspiracy to eliminate his opponent Don Siegelman in the 2006 election which is starting to get national attention.

By showing no shame and declaring executive privileges the occupants in the white house have become fugitives that are untouchable. Charges can’t be brought against them, because the judicial system works for the executive branch in which the President is the man in charge. Congress has not been able to start an impeachment process because there are very few conservative (honest) Republican’s remaining in Congress who align themselves with the traditional Republican values. Bush’s new group of corrupt politicians are still using the name of the GOP and they still run on the Republican ticket; however, they are aligning themselves on Bush's and Cheney's corruption.

What’s the next move once a new president assumes office? What could possibly be Bush’s plan? How are they going to avoid prosecutions and possibly war crime charges? How are they going to prevent the Feds. from seizing their bank accounts and their assets. Will Bush perform midnight pardons? But, first they have to be charged with a crime to be pardoned. Who then would pardon Bush?

I believe that they have all their eggs in one basket. The new President will have to be a close ally. With so many facing possible prosecutions, I believe that what they did to get Bob Riley elected governor is just an example of what might happen to their presidential opponents.

I believe that Karl Rove has never been debriefed and that he is still using the NSA to do wiretapping to gather whatever information that he needs to eliminate top presidential candidates. I believe that Bush is using the Justice department to investigate all presidential candidates, and that Karl Rove is being given the results of their investigations to be used to blackmail and to generate smear campaign ads. This is the same thing that he and Donal Segretti done for Nixon. Segretti went to prison; however Karl was only twenty one and escaped prosecution. Maybe he won’t be as lucky the next time. If Karl’s tactics fail to get their candidate in the lead, I believe that Bush's and Cheney's crimes are so serious that the leading candidate will be assassinated regardless of whether he or she is a conservative Republican or a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

I am grieved about the political corruption that is happening in Alabama. It has gotten to be like the old bad lands before annexation into statehood. The state is controlled by crooks; however, the working class seems to be good people.
Political corruption in Alabama has gotten totally out of control. Out of the Millions of dollars of Mississippi Choctaw money that Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon laundered and sent to AL. to defeat Siegelman’s Education Lottery in 1999, to elect Bob Riley in 2002 and for Riley to oppress the AL. Poarch Indians, “not a single person has gotten investigated by the ABI or FBI under direction of the offices of the Alabama Attorney General or the U.S. Attorneys.”

Every article written on the 2002 Governors election verifies that the numbers published indicates that Electronic ballot stuffing was involved in Baldwin County to transfer votes from Siegelman to Riley. Siegelman was the winner that evening; however, Dan Gans (Riley’s voting machine software guru) said that Siegelman had too may votes in Bay Minette so during the night a voting adjustment was made that put Riley in the lead. I believe that Siegelman was blackmailed because he didn't put up a fight when votes were swapped and the election was taken from him. No one knew why he conceded to Riley until the Judicial Committee released Attorney Jill Simpson‘s testimony this week. The Democratic Party issued petitions in all 67 counties asking for recounts (not all counties used optical scanning machines), but in Baldwin County in particular, they actually asked for a manual recount (of the paper ballots); however, Alabama Attorney General William Pryor ordered that throughout the state that all votes be sealed. He told the county canvassing boards that under penalty of law they did not have the authority to break the seals on the ballots and machines under section 17-9-31 of the constitution to do a recount. This 2002 election fraud didn't get investigated by the ABI or FBI or the offices of the U.S. Attorneys or the Alabama Attorney General.

Watch 'n Wait said...

Anonymous: Thanks very much for your comments. Appreciate the information in both.

I take it you're from Alabama?

Anonymous said...

Large news medias are distorting the truth about anything that involves Democratic politicians. Without the internet blobs, forums and locally owned news medias, U.S. citizens would totally be controlled by Bush’s lies and scare tactics. U.S. Citizens are just now starting to realizing that they are being fed anti-Democrat and pro Bush propaganda from large news medias.

The FCC Chairman Kevin Martin who was appointed by Bush is attempting to allow large media companies to be able to acquire FCC licenses so that it would be possible for one media giant to own all media in a given city, county, etc. Everyone needs to write their representatives and tell them to stop the FCC from allowing large media companies from monopolizing geographical areas.

The GOP under the Bush administration has managed to gain control of large communication and publishing companies through government contracts, appointments and through lobbyist like Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon who directed money from big business to corporate media’s private accounts.

“Don Siegelman is a prime example of how Bush’s media machine works.”
Siegelman is a popular Democrat who was a threat to Bob Riley in the 2006 gubernatorial race. During the election he was pulled into court by Bush appointees. The three corrupt newspapers in Alabama ran full page articles portraying him as a modern day Al Capone. Many Alabamians temporary fell victims to what big media was saying about their friend. He was shamefully shackled and paraded all over the United States by Federal Marshals and the Federal Penal Guards to several different prison holding facilities and finally ended up being placed in a prison over 600 miles from his family. The prison has been ordered by the U.S. Court In Montgomery. Al. to keep him isolated and to deny him interviews by 60 minutes and local news medias.

Many Alabama citizens both Black and white personally know this popular born and raised Alabamian. He was not born like most politicians with a gold spoon in his mouth. He had to work his way through college and then through law schools in Alabama and in Europe. He is Alabama's most respected lawyer, politician and lobbyist, because of his work ethics and the ability to communicate with working class and the poor.

He grew up to be the only person in history to have been elected to hold the top four offices in Alabama government