October 7, 2005
Compiled by Delilah Boyd, A
Fraud, Conspiracy, & Espionage, Inc.
It's spy vs. spy in the White House, Da Governator vetoes people,
the Supreme Court goes Wal-Mart, lib-hunting season officially opens,
Stephanopoulos "Plames" Bush & Cheney, Karen Hughes' field trip
flops, Iran's next, and (big surprise!) O'Reilly hates bloggers.
Now that CNN et al have begun to devote airtime to the blogs each
day, conservatives are getting really nervous. And what do they
do when they get nervous? They whine, of course.
Call The WHAAAAM-bulance!
O'Reilly Tonight: How Blogs Are Destroying
AUTHOR BERNARD GOLDBERG: There are some conservatives
on the list ["100 People Who Are Screwing Up America"],
but there are mostly liberals. And when they could
write unanimously on the Web, you know, a review
O'REILLY: Blogs. I don't even read them. I mean,
it's so outrageous.
GOLDBERG: It's beyond - it's beyond vile.
O'REILLY: Let's go to the - look, that's just
a waste of time. You shouldn't even read it. It's
garbage. Nobody cares about it. Everybody knows
the simpletons who are doing it are cowards and
they don't have any influence. [7/18/05]
& Liars has more.
Hmm. O'Reilly hates bloggers? Big whoop! Like I give a good goddamn.
Honestly. Who can take this clown seriously when you stumble upon
Feeling Sorry for O'Reilly
Friday, September 09, 2005
By Bill O'Reilly
Here's the blogging truth: O'Reilly
Spy Vs. Spy
It had to happen. Just as we hear rumblings of multiple indictments
in the Plame CIA leak case, BushCo sends the corporate-owned media
on yet another wild goose chase. They always do this, don't they?
has the story (and dozens of great comments) on the FBI analyst
- nabbed a month ago - who was stealing files on the president of
the Phillipines and giving them to her opposition party. The diversion?
He used to work for Cheney.
Instead of falling for yet another Rovian diversion, read Larry
Johnson's blog post, Plame
Update. Larry lists ten important facts about the
Plame case, complete with a timeline and sources.
Vetoing People (The Ahhnoldt Way)
Let's hear it for Internet impressionists! Don't
Read This Weblog does Da Gropenator, and it would
be hysterically funny were it not for the subject of the post.
"Dere will be none of those boy-on-boy touchings
while I'm da governa!"
I'm just imagining, but I'll bet Schwarzenegger
said something along those lines before he used
the giant stamp marked veto on the Gay Marriage
Bill presented to him. At least I'm assuming that's
how vetoing works--that there's a big stamp marked
'Veto' that he applies to bills (here I'm assuming
that a bill is like a packet of papers stapled
together, perhaps with a nice header like "THIS
ONE LETS THE 'MOS GET MARRIED").
I'd also venture to guess that, if such a stamp
does exist, Arnold has probably stamped his assistant
with it on the forehead in front of a crowd of
people and laughed at how funny he is.
"You are vetoed! And you are vetoed! And you
are vetoed! And my arm is vetoed. This lady's
puppy is vetoed. My wife's skeletal body frame
is vetoed. And all da gays in all da whole world
Just remember, Mary. Republicans want your tax dollars, your tourism
dollars, and your talent for revitalizing city neighborhoods. They
just don't want you to demand full citizenship rights.
What's more humiliating than appointing Clarence Thomas to the
U.S. Supreme Court? Appointing Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme
Court. Believe it or not, Ms. Harriet Miers (BS, SMU, 1967; JD,
SMU, 1970) is apparently a blogger - and you'll just scream when
you read "her" posts!
Also humorous - in a "this would be funny if it weren't the sad
truth" way - is a post by The
Wow! Dear Leader can nominate anyone he wants,
and the Democrats can't do anything about it!
Why, he could nominate Roy "Ten Commandments"
Moore if he wanted to! But Moore's a judge. Dubya
doesn't need to nominate a judge - he can really
nominate absolutely anybody. My God ... he could
Bainbridge (thanks to Cloudynuageux for the tip!)
reminds us that Ms. Miers' law firm isn't exactly fraud free. By
the way, if you have any info or links to share concerning Ms. Miers,
just click and fill in Move On.Org's simple
Follow The Links
You just never know what you'll find when you start following
links from one blog post to another. I followed a link from a Democratic
Underground post to Republicans
Are Idiots, where I clicked on a link citing DU as
the link source to a post by Orcinus.
Whew! But it was oh, so worth it...
This bumper sticker was spotted by Left in SF
over the weekend -- disturbingly, on an SUV parked
among a crowd of cars out for a gay-pride rally.
The people sporting such stickers, no doubt,
will contend that it's just a joke -- as though
such a fig leaf could disguise the violent attitudes
and beliefs required to find it humorous. Next
they'll argue that stickers saying "Hitler Needed
to Finish the Job" are just meant to be funny.
The great thing about link trails? Rediscovering (or finding for
the first time) blog posts that need spotlighting again and again.
George W. Nixon Update
Progress posted this bombshell less than one minute
after George Stephanopoulos uttered the words:
Source to Stephanopoulos: President Bush Directly
Involved In Leak Scandal
Near the end of a round table discussion on
ABC's This Week, George Stephanopoulos dropped
Definitely a political problem but I wonder,
George Will, do you think it's a manageable one
for the White House especially if we don't know
whether Fitzgerald is going to write a report
or have indictments but if he is able to show
as a source close to this told me this week, that
President Bush and Vice President Cheney were
actually involved in some of these discussions.
This would explain why Bush spent more than
an hour answering questions from special prosecutor
Patrick Fitzgerald. It would also fundamentally
change the dynamics of the scandal. President
Bush could no longer claim he was merely a bystander
who wants to "get to the bottom of it." As Stephanopoulos
notes, if Bush played a direct role it could make
this scandal completely unmanageable.
Kaboom! Ewwwww! What's that smell? Why, I do believe it's the
familiar Republican odor of undindicted co-conspirators!
to the list of NYT Select back doors.
Scary development, and I mean an Edward Scissorhands kind of scary
(housing) development. Google is building a gated community for
its workers on federal land. Hmm. Avoiding property taxes and keeping
tabs on its workforce at the same time? Priceless. RatcliffeBlog
has the particulars.
Karen Hughes' Magical MessUpery Tour
Fact: you're only as good as your most recent failure. Philly
reaches back to 1970 to describe Karen Hughes' Middle East PR failure:
Karen Hughes' Middle East trip was a hit...in
woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war
I don't need your ghetto
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get
away from me
American woman, mama let me be.
By the way, just how many friggin' Number 2 guys does Al Qaida
have, anyway? The
Counterterrorism Blog sorts them out and exposes
the BushCo/Hughes propaganda/lies.
Loonie Moonies & Iran
Who needs evidence when you've got a really nifty slide presentation?
No, I'm not talking about Colin Powell's disgraceful U.N. performance
ahead of our disastrous Iraq adventure; I'm talking about the Washington
Times' drum beat to attack Iran. Walter
C. Uhler.com has the timeline and the links. Evidently
(according to officials in India), a U.S. attack on Iran is a done
Hey, BushCo! The world just called. They all said, "No!"
More Fun Than A Barrel Of Chimpy McFlightsuits
Why read yesterday's news today when you can read Avant
News (whose slogan is "Tomorrow's News Today")? Here's
Theater Review: Bill Frist Dazzles in "Clairvoyant"
No one can leave this show without feeling uplifted,
spiritually strengthened, and more conversant
in the tangled ethical maelstrom that is illegal
insider trading. The sense one absorbs is that
of positive ions after a thunderstorm. If you
catch only one theatrical production this season,
make it Bill Frist in "Clairvoyant".
"Clairvoyant", a Bill Frist Production.
Written, directed and played by Bill Frist.
47th Street Theater
304 W. 47th St., Manhattan
Islands Of Ignorance
On the Fascist Fundie Front, DefConAmerica.org
cites the top ten hotbeds of American Fundie fighting.
Click the city links at DefConAmerica and fight back.
Thanks to Progressive
Texan for posting the pic! Bloggers had a field day
with the first indictment, but when the second one was announced
the blogosphere exploded (virtually, of course). Newshounds
is keeping track of how many times Delusional DeLay DeLovers try
to proclaim the Bugman's innocence by claiming that the law is just
too darned complicated.
Just because I feel it's our patriotic duty to recognize the importance
of that SECOND INDICTMENT (as well as the third count - conspiracy
to commit money laundering), let's see that mug shot again:
Gee, that was fun, wasn't it?
Good times. Good times.
Maybe we'll get to do it again.
What do Republicans hate? Anything or anyone they can't control.
What do Republicans want? They want it all: money, power, and complete
control of your life. Can Republicans be stopped?
It's up to us to make our elected officials listen and learn:
Republicans can not be trusted. Period. Taking the high road is
a noble goal, but turning a blind eye to rampant cheating, embezzling,
bombing and stealing betrays our very raison d'Ítre: to uphold and
defend the U.S. Constitution.
Let's go get those Bush bastards!
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