October 21, 2005
Compiled by Delilah Boyd, A
Cheers To The Blogs!
Who figured out why BushCo has started blaming the CIA for everything?
Who posted the photo that defies Toledo's "gangs in their colors"
claim? Who connected Jack Abramoff to both the Republican White
House and terrorist-linked Persian Gulf bankers? Who spotlighted
the White House "grey zone" around the CIA leak investigation?
Who scored an interview with God? Cheers to the blogs!
Angel, for awarding the Los Angeles Times
her "No Duh" headline award: "Bush Is in No Hurry on Katrina Recovery."
Explains that "President 2%" moniker, doesn't it?
To Desi, at Greatscat!,
for having the same difficulty I'm having: figuring out which Toledo
gang's colors are stone-washed and burgundy.
Bush. This could be your last warning. Quick! Check
it out before the proverbial cat escapes from that bag. I mean it,
damn it! Every time I post a back door link to a certain former
paper of record's hidden stash, it (the link not the stash) disappears
Progress, for giving us the definitive list of nasty
neocons involved in the treasonous outing of covert CIA agent, Valerie
Plame. This will come in handy when Fitzmas rolls around.
To that beautiful and brazen young blogger, Who
am I? Why am I here?, for mapping the "grey zone"
surrounding the White House secrets and for bitchslapping those
nasty neocons, who called disclosing the identity of a covert CIA
operative merely "politics as usual." Way to go, girl!
Carpetbagger Report, for reminding us that John Hanna,
who reportedly has dropped a dime or two in the Plame outing case,
was the main conduit for those specious Iraqi defector reports of
Saddam's WMD stockpiles. Hmm. Wasn't Judith Miller up to her carefully
plucked eyebrows in those Chalabi/Baseball Cap Guy stories? Why,
I believe she was! Shocking!
Kos, for following the money and bringing us to the
soft and oh-so-vulnerable underbelly of that snake, Jack Abramoff.
Kos has the goods on Mr. Neocon Money Man, whose influence and deep
pockets have funded many of these Republican crimefests. Ahem...
Abramoff seems to be the spider at the center
of much of the web of criminal influence peddling
that have funneled money into the GOP during the
past decade, creating ties between the Republican
White House and terrorist-linked Persian Gulf
Sheesh! No wonder the neocons set out to discredit Ambassador
Joseph Wilson. He dared to put country ahead of politics, thereby
weakening the Repukes' ability to continue their crime spree. Where's
the profit in that, Mr. Ambassador?
and Piece, for showing us that a random side note,
designed to discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson and blame the CIA
for faulty WMD intelligence, wasn't random at all:
Rove and Libby weren't just telling reporters,
"Cheney doesn't know anything about Wilson's
trip." No. They created a fuller, alternative
narrative: "Cheney didn't know anything about
Wilson's trip to Niger, because Wilson only got
the trip as a boondoggle from his wife who works
on unconventional weapons at the CIA." It
may seem like an almost random side note that
has cost them considerable trouble. But it wasn't
random at all. As we know from recent reports
surrounding the Fitzgerald investigation, the
Vice President's office was leading an all-out
propaganda war - every bit as choreographed as
the pre-war propaganda campaign by the same officials
- to blame the CIA for the fact that there weren't
any WMD to be found in Iraq after all, and the
chief stated reason for the war was collapsing.
War and Piece also explains how Senator Pat Roberts (R, Officious
Little Prick) coordinated his Senate Intelligence committee's (cough)
investigation of the WMD intelligence with - are you ready? - Vice
President Dick Cheney.
Thanks, War and Piece! Now we know why the wingnuts are all jumping
on the It's The CIA's Fault bandwagon this week.
Blog (by the editor of TVNewsLIES.org),
for keeping us posted on the abundance of ignorance on display at
Topic: Kristol: 'Mood is Bleak' at White House
* Defining comment 1: "How does Kristol
know? Sources? Why would anyone in the White House
leak to him? He doesn't have their best interests
* Defining comment 2: "So are we to assume
Kristol is getting his information from junior
aides? I can't imagine anyone who really knows
anything actually talking to Kristol about this."
* Defining comment 3: "Kristol's mood is
bleak because he's a homo."
Jesse points out Kristol's PNAC background, explains Kristol's
BushCo insider status (thus needing no one to leak to him), and
wonders how freepers would react to Ken Mehlman wearing that "homo"
label. Thanks, Jesse!
A. R. Kleinman, for exposing the "vast conspiracy"
necessary to make conservatives look so bad these days. Thanks for
the laugh, Mark!
Political Junkies for the Absolut Corruption graphic!
Way to go, 2politicaljunkies!
To the Booman
Tribune, for asking the question: How fucked is Scooter
Libby? Booman includes the facts and the links to the laws that
answer the question neatly.
Colored Fella's Weblog, for explaining the difference
between George W. Cheerleader's "campaign conservative"
strategy and his oedipal "moderate Republican" political
To have this long sought chance to tip the High
Court their way, made Conservatives like Andrew
Sullivan put up with the homophobic hypocrisy,
John McCain would be ostracized for sticking to
his hawkish fiscal principles, and William Kristol
would even tolerate the Dobson Gang.
While Bush oversaw the greatest expansion ever
of the federal government and record deficits,
replete with corporate giveaways and absurd waste,
nary a peep was heard from Krauthammer & Co. And,
if similar outrage had ever been expressed by
principled Conservatives over such betrayals,
Bush’s veto count would not still stand at zero.
So, why should Bush do their bidding now?
To Wisconsin blogger Mixter (Mixter's
Mix), for asking why Milwaukee County Sheriff David
Clarke (D, Sort Of) is forcing inmates to listen to FOX News. Wonder
of wonders! Clarke wants to be a Zell Miller Dem. One problem, though:
Clarke has never joined the Democratic Party; he just called himself
a Dem to get elected. Nope, he doesn't even qualify for Zell Miller
status. Sigh. Doesn't get more pitiful than that, does it?
for encouraging all of us to say no to Pombo. ActBlue writes: "Richard
Pombo is a walking, talking environmental wrecking machine. He is
also one of the most corrupt members of Congress. Richard Pombo
and Tom Delay are two peas in the same putrid pod."
Rep. Richard Pombo, a California Republican who
is chairman of the House Resources Committee,
has taken at least two foreign trips costing more
than $23,000 that were paid for by the nonprofit
International Foundation for the Conservation
of Natural Resources.
He recently pushed legislation through the House
that critics claim will gut the landmark Endangered
Species Act. And he has drawn fire for a working
document drafted by staffers on a subcommittee
of his House Resources Committee that suggests
16 national parks should be sold off for development
to close a budget gap.
In other words, another all-star Republican.
What a sleaze bucket! You don't have to donate; just get the facts
on Pombo and spread them like the manure mound that he is. For more
info on Pombo, click on over to The Daily Hammer's Cleaner
Congress and/or Disinterested
for pointing out in his thoughtful post on the More Millions March
that gay black men are fighting for their civil rights a second
It should not be such a large jump to be able
to relate to their brothers and sisters who suffer
multiple discrimination because of their sexuality
as well. All of us know black homosexuals, whether
in our families, our jobs or among our entertainers!!
The Down Low phenomenon, where bisexual men
pass as heterosexual and sleep with women, is
now well known. Who knows the degree to which
homophobia plays a role in these phenomena? In
2005, we need all African Americans, whether heterosexual,
gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, to stand
up for the civil rights of all members of our
for his in depth interview with God:
FB: So did you ever tell the president to do
anything about Valerie Plame? Cause I hear you
got subpoenaed to testify in front a the grand
GOD: I won't answer that without the advice of
Read the rest of the interview! It's a riot!
To newbie blogger, Jaundice
James, for explaining why the Saddam Trial Reality
Show was on a 20 minute broadcast delay. Great start to a potentially
To Stock.xchng, for creating
an online hosting service, offering free use of donated images for
bloggers, writers, and well... everyone. (Major dial-up warning,
but well worth it!) Check it out, donate some photos or graphics,
and keep this free service online.
And finally, special cheers to the bloggers who updated daily,
who didn't just copy and paste corporate-owned media crap, who didn't
fall for either the bogus Baltimore terrorist threat or Saddam reality
show diversions, and who worked so hard to connect the neocon dots
to tell the whole story!
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