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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:10 PM
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OFFICIAL TRUTHOUT/LEOPOLD/ROVE INDICTMENT THREAD 4
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:11 PM
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1. anything new?
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:14 PM
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5. Just More Personal Attacks from Some
I think we are pissing some people off by waiting for the facts or saying we believe Will, TO, and others. My question is why?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:16 PM
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8. Some people seem personally threatened by it.
And I cannot for the life of me understand why they are being so personally vicious about this.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:18 PM
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13. Some people are ALWAYS haughty and vicious assholes.
Same post different thread. Why people have groupies is beyond me.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:19 PM
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15. I Can't Either
I can speculate but my post would probably get deleted, like it has in the past. Look for to Guy James today. Hey Ben... if you get a chance to talk to Guy, let him know he STEPNW1F THINKS HE IS A RIOT when taking calls from the right. He had me in stiches with one poor soul who called in this week. Guy is a true Patriot! He's making a difference... pass it on. He deserves it.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:21 PM
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I shall. nt
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:22 PM
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22. Could you believe that guy?
I thought it was a put on. He must have dropped out of first grade.

The soldiers would have died here anyway :rofl:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:24 PM
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25. I'm still not sure that wasn't a put-on.
No Republican, even old Gator, is that stupid.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:27 PM
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39. That's the Guy!!!!!!
I couldn't believe what I hearing. He basically admitted to being brainwashed.... I sincerely felt bad for even laughing, because I could tell he was very trusting, and not too bright. It's a shame...
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:31 PM
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49. Too many people on DU believe in Santa Claus
Since I've been here in 2003 (I think that's when). I've seen probably hundreds of posts about this person going down, Bush finally being toast, something else being the tipping point, Cheney resigning, Rumsfeld resigning, the Democrats stopping some bill, Kerry challenging Ohio, this judge being filibustered, and a nearly endless series of articles on Rove finally being indicted. Quite a few of these, I might add, stem from the Original Poster on the thread that started this entire subject.

I almost wish I had saved all the threads into a folder named "Lucy/Charlie Brown."

So when a story comes along written by a thrice-disgraced reporter and filled with several dubious claims, I immediately go into skeptic mode. And yet - like Bart Simpson at Kamp Krusty - hundreds of posters become their "Bush is toast....Bush is toast" mantra.

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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:39 PM
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you done?
That was a long insult... go to school for that? And my oh my, you seem a bit too concerned with what others believe, don't you? How's Abramoff doing?
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:43 PM
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74. DU should be a great resource
DU should be energizing the Party into positive actions.

Instead, we spend half our time hoping that some flash of lightning sends all the principals in the Bush presidency to prison and magically makes Cynthia McKinney president.

Oh - and we talk about trying to bring down Joe Lieberman. Musn't forget that.

I find the fact that someone like Leopold could be dominating discussion at this place for over a week a little nauseating.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:47 PM
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82. Well put
The conspiracy nutters and the far-leftists and the trolls have done a great job steering DU from being what it ought to be: a place to debate logically about politics, and to find ways to help the Democratic Party win office.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:55 PM
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107. And posters like yourself, with your insulting and personally abusive...
...comments, are not being divisive at all, are you?

You want to have an honest debate? The drop the hostility and try having a conversation that you would have with someone face-to-face.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:55 PM
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103. It's a discussion board.
Not more. Not less.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:36 PM
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61. I'd like to know who.
I guess it's all perspective, because, to me, there are some (I'd say two or three) who seem as if their world will tumble if Leopold got it wrong.

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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:41 PM
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71. You'd Like to Know "who"?
I don't know that person...
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:44 PM
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76. Your point?
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:29 PM
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45. I think some of us
at least I, am concerned that so many people are saying they believe TO when the 24 hours bit has already been shown false even after the bullshit "business hours" spin they tried to put on it.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:41 PM
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72. Some posters, like yourself, are making a major deal out of a minor....
...point in Leopold's article.

The primary point in Leopold's article was that Rove had been indicted. The secondary point is that Fitz would announce the indictment sometime this week.

Any other point is minor, but you and others insist on the 24-hour point as being the primary point of Leopold's article. Sorry, but it's not, and never will be.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:46 PM
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78. The BIG point was that Rove was indicted last Friday.
That's the big point. Argue about the rest, but that's the point that Leopold made.

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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:55 PM
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108. And that is what I believe happened. nt
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:16 PM
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9. Yes
The 24 business hours to get something in alphabetical order has been found to be binary, and will now be extended to 11,000 hours, according to DancingBear, who did the math.

And there is no indictment of Karl Rove. Never was.

Also, Vidalia onions are on sale at Magruder's for fifty cents a pound. A very good deal for a very wonderful taste treat.

We hear Britney is going to divorce Kevin.

It's a girl.

We're expecting thunderstorms momentarily.

Pickles' Botox started to wear off and her brain cracked.

I'm thinking of fixing some cellophane noodles with marinated beef and dried cooked string beans for dinner.

Maybe we'll just order in.

Don't forget to donate to DU.

Ah, that's about it.

Oh, and there was no indictment..
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Opening_Day Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:19 PM
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16. Maybe
it's 24 hours of thread discussion participation by each member of DU. If so, we've got a ways to go.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:25 PM
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32. thanks for the update
peace
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Semblance Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:30 PM
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48. Start?
11,000 hours starting when?! I need to know how to count down. :D
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:34 PM
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56. Welcom to DU
Well, it started last Friday, I believe, so you can start from this Friday, and remember to stay hydrated.

Seriously - welcome.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:48 PM
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86. Can't imagine how that wasn't covered in threads I through III.....
Why are you holding back on the news of cellophane noodles? Are you cooking them this business day?
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Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:13 PM
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2. Will Pitt, please check in...
Don't blame you for being trigger shy, but......
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:14 PM
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3. I don't think we'll hear from him until Friday.
Then he can either apologize or have an "I told you so" without all this nastiness.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:15 PM
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7. On that, I agree with you.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:35 PM
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59. You're so astute


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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:21 PM
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19. actually, I bet the t.o. team will either apologize OR they will
move on.

I think that they are so much bigger then this. If they got the story right, I kinda expect them to have an "aye" attitude similar to the scene in trainspotting right after Tommy's funeral.

1: "Wait, we just got back from Tommy's funeral and you are talking about a huge heroin deal?"
2: "Aye"
1: "Mikey Forrester...Russian sailors. What the fuck!"

I really hope that they are correct, and that they simply take their vindication as if it was never really in question. That would be a class act.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:23 PM
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23. Agreed.
That would be the classy way to take vindication in this case.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:30 PM
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47. yep n/t
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:16 PM
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10. In Other Words: "More Gasoline On This Fire, Please"
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Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:40 PM
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70. exactly...n/t
....
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:52 PM
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95. Oh, I think you've doing a good job of arson all by yourself.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:14 PM
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4. Waiting patiently
ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:15 PM
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Where does Leopold go from here if this story blows up?
He was not exactly the model of stability and credibility before this.

And that's really what intrigues me. How does a disgraced reporter for an obscure website have all these fantastic sources? If you were an associate at Luskin's firm and wanted to leak, would you be calling the guy fired from Salon or Bob Woodward?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:17 PM
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11. People have the friends and contacts they have.
There does not seem to be much rhyme or reason to it.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:25 PM
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30. Did you say you
had some additional favorable looking information Ben?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:33 PM
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53. Just that TO still believe him.
Nothing more.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:18 PM
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12. "reporter"?
More like "transcriptionist."

Not a "reporter," and certainly not a "journalist."

Sounds like the poor guy is blessed with the will to fail. That's unfortunate.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:19 PM
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14. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:20 PM by theboss
I assume you know history with Salon, the LA Times, and his publisher, right?

Frankly, I'm a little astonished that TruthOut and Will are hanging their reputations on this one writer in particular.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:24 PM
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26. I'm not giving any benefit, because there is no doubt..........
That's like giving the surgeon who amputated the wrong leg another chance to get it right.

In my business, one strike and you're out. This guy has fucked up so many times, he really has no right to be taken seriously by anyone. It speaks ill of whomever hired him to do this job. Really poor judgment.

It tells you a lot about truthout, doesn't it?
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:38 PM
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64. I have to say this
I hate to jump into the fray here, but attornies screw up all the cotton pickin' time.

I've had one screw my life up royally, which won't be over with until I'm about 42.

They make mistakes, do sloppy or no research, get their facts/laws wrong...and they aren't 'out' like you suggest, on one strike, or 5 or even 12. They just pocket the retainer and move on to the next case.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:44 PM
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75. I wasn't your attorney,
and all I can tell you is that your attorney didn't cause whatever it was that brought you to his or her office.

You did.

If you didn't like how he or she was handling your case, you should have fired him and gotten another lawyer. People do that all the time. If you didn't, it's your own damn fault.

So, sorry that you're stuck with whatever you got yourself into, but people love to blame attorneys for their shortcomings and screwups. Taking responsibility for your actions is one way of getting yourself out of your own personal pity party.

So, Jason Leopold is a lawyer now? Or you just having your own private bitchfest?

<click to Ignore>
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:46 PM
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80. Even I found that a tad harsh
I think there are bad attorneys, just as there are bad reporters, and bad doctors.

The problem with this case is that Leopold has a long and distinguised history of being a bad reporter. And TO is hanging everything on him.

It would be like hiring an attorney who was 0-100 in death penalty cases and had a history of falling asleep in court.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #80
84. And you haven't had 30 years
of strangers trying to tell you how horrid their lawyers were.

It gets tiresome, and this is the last place I need to hear it. What does his legal experience have to do with this Leopold matter? It was nothing but an excuse to whine at someone who identifies herself as "OldLeftieLawyer," and it was exploitive.

He's so upset, take his lawyer to the Bar Grievance Committee. Not to me.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:51 PM
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92. Fair enough
By the way, the corn at Eastern Market has been fantastic so far this year. (You are in DC, right?)
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #92
97. CORN ALREADY?
In May? Are you serious?

I'm in Virginia. But, seriously? CORN?

I would kill ...........
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:55 PM
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105. I was shocked too...I guess it was the mild winter
But we bought sweet corn at Eastern Market on Saturday and it was amazing.
So were the strawberries and grapes.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #105
124. I go to the organic farmer's market in Arlington,
at Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive. Haven't been there yet this year, but I'm damn sure going this Sunday, just because of what you said.

Thank you very much.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:28 PM
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41. benefit of the doubt is a foreign concept here apparently.
there are several people out there who have been judge, jury, and executioner on this matter about TO instead of giving the benefit of the doubt to see how this plays out.They(TO) could have retracted the story on Monday but they didn't, in fact they ratcheted it up a few more degrees by putting themselves out further with interviews and articles since then. This sticking your neck out on line speaks volumes and until it is proven either way I think people should give TO the benefit of doubt and wait see. People are entitled to their opinions, but not when those opinions are thrust upon others in the form of an attack disguised as a concerned opinion

WilliamPitt (1000+ posts) Wed May-17-06 04:02 PM
Original message

When the documents come out

they will have dates on the top.

Those dates will be Friday May 12, 2006.

Just as we said.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=1217129&mesg_id=1217212
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:32 PM
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50. You have anything different to say? n/t
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:34 PM
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57. is there anything else needed to say? No n/t
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:33 PM
Response to Reply #41
52. Oh, I think the story is nonsense
I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt that he actually talked to some people before he wrote the story.

That's why I am calling him a "reporter" and not a "fiction writer."
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:40 PM
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69. One Has To EARN That "Benefit"...
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:43 PM by arwalden
... and it would appear that through one's own arrogance, sanctimony and ego, they have already run that well dry.

I'm not in the habit of just handing it over because someone (or their groupies) DEMAND that I do so.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:49 PM
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87. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #69
122. That may be your opinion that one has to earn it,
but your opinion differs from mine. I come from the school that people have the benefit of the doubt until all of the facts are in.

I know as well that the body of your message was not directed at me, but at JL, can't say I agree on that either, but we are not here to agree.

I realize we all have different takes on this, but I also realize that people always don't have to agree to be part of the same team.

Peace!

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Opening_Day Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:21 PM
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18. Maybe
He'll go back into rehab.
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demobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:25 PM
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31. Fiction writer
He has all the credentials he needs.

Oh yeah, that's right. He's currently promoting his first book.

What a coincidence!
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:28 PM
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42. First book?
I read that he already had a book deal working, close to publication, and the material was found to be so unreliable, unprovable, defamatory, libelous, and incapable of checking out that the contract was cancelled.

I work in the publishing industry as a novelist, and do you know how fucked up something has to be for a publisher to cancel a contract rather than just expunge the offending parts and continue on with publication?

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Snivi Yllom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:54 PM
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101. Leopold's got cancelled, publisher would have been sued
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18624-2005Mar8.html

Subject's Challenge Derails Reporter's Book Project

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 9, 2005; Page C07

Jason Leopold got a journalistic black eye three years ago when Salon retracted a story the freelancer had written about a Bush administration official, saying it could not authenticate the piece.

Now the former Los Angeles Times and Dow Jones reporter has written a book, "Off the Record," that criticizes journalists as lazy. Oh, and by the way, Leopold says he engaged in "lying, cheating and backstabbing," is a former cocaine addict, served time for grand larceny, repeatedly tried to kill himself and has battled mental illness his whole life.

But the book's publisher, Rowman & Littlefield, has canceled "Off the Record" days before it was to go to press, despite having sent out news releases and listed the book on Amazon.com. The publisher acted after receiving a warning letter from one subject's lawyer.

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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #101
115. Oh, man
I had no idea he was THIS bad.

Who in their right mind would trust anything this guy says?

Thanks for that, by the way. Much obliged.
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Snivi Yllom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:02 PM
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118. media whores slamming wanna be media whores
wwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
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demobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:58 PM
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114. He has a book out now. He is doing the publicity thing for it now.
The book you're talking about was called "Off the Record," which got canned just days before publication because one of the guys he wrote about in the book threatened legal action. That was about a year ago. He found a new publisher, updated the book (don't know if that addressed the questionable material or not), and renamed it "News Junkie."

It's all about his past transgressions being a cocaine addict, arrested and convicted for grand larceny, and about going into rehab, cleaning up his act and becoming a reporter. He goes into much detail about how he gets stories and the questionable tactics he has used (still uses?)

He has a sample chapter online - it's an enjoyable read - I think he does well writing humor and that's probably what he should be doing in life.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:26 PM
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34. Leopold worked for the Wall St. Journal. Gives him some cred ....and
some contacts.
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Snivi Yllom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:28 PM
Response to Reply #34
43. and they shit canned him, so did Salon, and the LA Times
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:40 PM by Snivi Yllom
Dow Jones said they were about to fire him when he quit. even Raw Story seems to have abandoned Leopold.

nice resume
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #34
58. You don't think they've all fled him by now?
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:35 PM by theboss
That kid Jason Blair worked for the NY Times. Does he still have solid contacts?

After the multiple firings, the cancelled book contract, and the admissions of drug use and other crimes, I believe his list of contacts has shrunk somewhat.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:47 PM
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83. Maybe he's being used then by contacts who
wanted to burn him. Or, he still has enough contacts on his own that want the story out. :shrug:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:15 PM
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6. Fitz!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:20 PM
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17. Best. Post. In. This. Thread!
:hug:
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Jigarotta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:40 PM
Response to Reply #6
68. lol, that's funny.
have no idea why, but it is.
*chuckle*
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:21 PM
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20. "only time will tell"
peace.
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Kota Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:22 PM
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21. I would like to see more discussion on what happens if/when
he's indicted. I think he should be stripped of all security clearance and fired. If he has already been indicted and this has not been done, the press should hammer the administration on this. I think this would be a big part of the story, rather than when it was announced or by whom.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:25 PM
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29. He has to be indicted first
All indications are that he will resign if indicted. That seems to be the pattern.

To me, the fact that he has not resigned yet is rather telling.
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Snivi Yllom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:27 PM
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38. All it tells me is Rove has not yet been indicted
If he is indicted, he will resign that day. Period.

To date, he has not yet been indicted (contrary to Truthout's claims), thus he has no reason to resign.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:27 PM
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35. If someone on the White House staff is indicted,
they turn in their resignation immediately, and are just as quickly escorted off the grounds. They cannot return. Their personal belongings are packed and deliivered to their home, and that's that.

Of course, their security clearances are immediately revoked, as well.

Witness David Safavian and Scooter Libby. That's how it works.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:23 PM
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24. Well, here's Jeff Gannon/Guckert/Gosch take on Leopold....
May 16, 2006
Internet "Journalists" Also Fabricate News
Jason Leopold got caught in an enormous fabrication last week when he wrote that White House advisor Karl Rove had been indicted. It is clear that the Hard Left and the Old Media want it to be true, even Hillary Clinton stood up and applauded the announcement, but wishing doesn't make it so. Nor does just making it up.

What's worse, Leopold claimed he had been set up as part of a White House "disinformation campaign." That's pathetic.

He'd have more credibility if he said he was following the examples set by The New York Times and CBS. They make stuff up too and call it news.

-----------

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:26 PM
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33. I knew it! It has officially begun...
THe de-legitimization of the blogosphere has commenced, even before it had time to BE legitimized.

Thanks, JL. :eyes:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #24
60. Gannon talking about fabrication!!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #24
90. Oh, the irony!!
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:25 PM
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27. We Won't Know Until Tonight nt
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:25 PM
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28. On Healthy Skeptcisim Vs. Obsessively Vitriolic Behavior
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:54 PM by Beetwasher
As someone who has taken no side in this issue and who has not really partaken in the flamefests, I must say, witnessing the obsessive vitriol of a small minority of posters is really something. To be fair, there are people who are skeptical about this and have been perfectly gracious and polite about it. There's healthy skepticism and then there's, well, some of the others.

Bushbots deserve scathing, nonstop mockery. Bigots, racists, gay bashers, Nazi's, freepers etc. deserve nothing but scorning mockery from now until eternity. But people here who are holding out hope for the accuracy of this story do not deserve the type of mockery and scorn that is being heaped upon them by a small, but obsessively vocal few, IMO. And I say that as someone who has done his share of heaping on posters in the past and has no qualms about being an asshole.

If you have any insight or input other than vitriol and ad hominems, I haven't seen it. If you have inside legal information then enlighten those who may be misinformed. If you have information or knowledge regarding indictment procedure, sealed or otherwise that would prove that in fact there can not have been an idictment of Rove yet please provide it, because I have yet to see this info and yet I have seen the claim made that there is absolutely no way Rove could have been indicted (sealed or otherwise). What makes that statement true? It may be, I'm no lawyer, but I've not seen the coherent explanations as to how or why this is so, I've only seen it asserted w/ nothing to back it up. I have seen it said that "no one knows anything". I suggest that advice be heeded unless it can be shown otherwise by both skeptics and those holding out hope.

Awaiting something other than vitriol from certain posters on this subject, but not expecting it.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:28 PM
Response to Reply #28
40. Well said, thank you. n/t
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #40
81. Seconded!
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:49 PM
Original message
Well said, Beetwasher.
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:51 PM by Cooley Hurd
:thumbsup:

(See you in the OLL Ignore List Bar & Grill - I'm buying first round. :hi:)
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #28
91. It sure comes easy
to tell the "minority" to shut up, doesn't it.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #91
98. Where Did I Say That?
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:59 PM by Beetwasher
:shrug:

I'm not asking you to even be polite, just saying that IMO the scorn, derision and vitriol is not necessary or warranted. But keep it up if it floats your boat.

Provide evidence of me telling anyone to shut up, and it doesn't even have to be those exact words. How about evidence of any indication whatsoever in that post that I want people to shut up. I'm merely stating my observation on that matter and asking for something MORE than JUST mere vitriol. By all means, continue the vitriol.

I think it's quite disingenous of you to imply that I'm telling people to shut up.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #98
121. It seems to be in the eye of the beholder
My ENTIRE reaction to this is the blind following of groupies that, literally in some cases, are saying that they will follow JL and TO 100% regardless of anything that happens. That is silly and foolish.

Then when those same people don't have their bullshit dectectors go off when the "24 business hours" explanation comes out, it seems too much for me to take. TO said that the indictment was made on Friday. TO said that Rove was given 24 hours to get everything in order. And now it is Thursday with nothing at all in sight. And for some reason, those of use that call bullshit on Leopold are the just spreading vitriol.

And you said this:
"I must say, witnessing the obsessive vitriol of a small minority of posters is really something...people here who are holding out hope for the accuracy of this story do not deserve the type of mockery and scorn that is being heaped upon them by a small, but obsessively vocal few...I have seen it said that "no one knows anything". I suggest that advice be heeded unless it can be shown otherwise by both skeptics and those holding out hope.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #28
119. You clearly haven't been reading my posts
For this past week, I've delivered all the legal information you might want in order to adjust your thinking and understand that this Leopold story is bogus. Other attorneys who frequent DU - specifically "Seabiscuit" - have also been spending time trying to explain to non-lawyers that how these things work is NOT how they are portrayed by Leopold in this obviously bogus piece on nonsense.

Before you condemn - which is what you're doing - understand that there are not two sides to this matter.

This is a set of lies without any kind of triangulation or verification of a sort that a responsible journalist would employ.

And there are seasoned and experienced lawyers - I've been in DC for 30 years now - trying to explain how none of this could ever have happened the way Leopold claims it did.

I've seen vitriol, all right, and it's all come from the folks who, for whatever reasons, can't bring themselves to face the fact that Leopold (and Pitt) have conned them.
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Jigarotta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:27 PM
Response to Original message
36. from a previous post by 5X - The Du Willi Code
sequeled as:

the Du ConVinceMe Code

same cast.
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5X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #36
73. Ah, someone noticed... I like yours better tho, Jigarotta. n/t
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:27 PM
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37. Bush/Rove/Cheney/Rumsfeld are all above the law...
THAT'S the outrage. This "indictment" story is a sideshow.

'Nuff said.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #37
51. It's a diversion
People are consumed with seeing Rove charged with something. It's not guaranteed that he'll be indicted, though, and so what if he is? It's about as significant to the American public as Libby's case.

In the meantime, how many American soldiers died in Iraq today?

How many Marines were killed there this week?

How much is gas in your area?

How many people in your community can't get medical or dental care because they have no health insurance or money?

Got groceries?

Remember that city called "New Orleans"?

How much money did the Cheneys earn from Halliburton this week?

There are other matters that are more important, but, for now, imaginary indictments and deadlines and the bloodlust about Rove are what matter to a lot of people here.

They'll get it out of their system, one way or the other, and then maybe we can all pull together and get about the business of helping to find a Democrat who can be a leader with a strong and powerful and hopeful message, someone with a spine and truth on his or her side.

Those are the things that I believe matter. Not Karl Rove. This is just a geek show, purely for entertainment purposes. Like a French tickler.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:38 PM
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63. Deleted message
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:45 PM
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77. I don't know what you mean
I don't know tx_dem.

Should I be hiring a personal bodyguard?

Or will custard pies protect me?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:49 PM
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:51 PM
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93. Why would they do that?
Oh, freepers? I'm a big old fav over there, I am told. It's roughly akin, I believe, to being the best-dressed person in a mortuary.

I guess the custard pies will suffice.

Thanks, though.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #77
89. He's accusing you of being a troll without out n' out saying it.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #89
96. Well, we ARE Republican Operatives, are we not?
I mean, hasn't this already been established, dammit?

Meet me at Walmart after work on Friday. We'll cash our paychecks and buy beer and ciggies.

I'll bring the red pickup.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #96
104. I must be getting paid better than you.
I've made enough overtime this past week to make a down payment on a condo in Aspen. ;-)
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #63
85. What are you doing trolling "the site that shall not be named?"
Are you calling someone here a freeper or a Republican troll? If so, why not just come out and say it?

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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #85
94. why not just come out and say it?
Because I'm not calling anyone anything. Has this thread thinned the skin of people? I just thought I'd point out OldLeftieLawyer is the center of someone's attention. Take a chill pill, please.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #94
100. You are saying it, without saying it.
When all else fails, call your opponent a rightist troll.

:eyes:

Can you do no better than that?
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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #100
109. This subthread was between the lady and me
I will thank you to butt out and not put words in my mouth.

Than you.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #109
111. And I'll post anywhere I damned well please.
Thank you.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #94
102. I am the center
of the damn universe.

Ignore Maddy. She's SO jealous.

Ever see what she REALLY looks like?


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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #102
110. !!GASP!!
:D
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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #102
113. No. I'll have to check out the next pic thread
I haven't seen one of those this week, eyt. :)
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Jigarotta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #85
106. I got called a freeper yesterday
by someone here (I forgot who, irrelevant) who once saw the same word play as mine in that other forum (calling someone the Pie Eyed Piper).

i suppose it was intended as some kind of threat or outting. But i don't give a half a piss drops worth of worry about yap like that.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #106
123. Hey,
wear it as a badge of honor.

I got trashed by someone who identified herself as a DU Moderator after calling me some really vile things, and, on the urging of a more experienced DUer, contacted Skinner, who immediately and most graciously informed me that that person was no longer a Mod.

See? We be ruffling feathers of the people who can't bring themselves to admit that they've been had.

Truth: the perfect defense.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #51
66. I actually think a Rove indictment now would help Republicans in Nov
Honestly.

The Republican Party has risen to power in large part to the paranoid fear that the established powers in government and the culture at large are out to get them. Right now, thanks to immigration and spending and the stalemate in Iraq, the Republican base is disillusioned, depressed, and despondent. (I sound like Don King today).

But if we give them the bloody shirt of Karl Rove to wave with the bloody shirt of Tom Delay, they might get that old spring in their step back.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:46 PM
Response to Reply #66
79. Smart
Interesting notion.

They become the party of law and order.

Please excuse me while I step into the next room and scream until my throat explodes.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:29 PM
Response to Original message
44. On Betrayel
This is a continuation of a conversation begun earlier. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=1225093&mesg_id=1225247

I was unclear in my previous post and I want to apologize for it.

I should have made a distinction between feeling betrayed and actually being betrayed, but I failed to do so.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:29 PM
Response to Original message
46. Well... I Only Trust RawStory, Anyway....
... I wonder what their team of crack reporters has dug-up on this?
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:34 PM
Response to Reply #46
55. We have to get rid
of the whackjobs that don't believe and trust TO, JL and the crew.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #46
116. Oh, yeah....wondered how long it would take before you....
...managed to slip in a quick shot on Raw Story.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #116
120. Clearly You Spend Too Much Time Obsessing About Me.
I don't understand your fascination with me... but, whatever.
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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:33 PM
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54. All I can add to this disscusion is to remind everyone ...
that the constant bickering throughout this thead and all it's predecessors is utterly pointless.
If Rove is indicted it won't matter to me if the announcement comes today, tommorow, or a Tuesday a month from now as long as it actually happens. It won't matter who broke the story, when, or what the estimated time tables were versus how long things really took.

Unless one of us works in Fitzgerald's office, none of us knows anything for sure. Whatever, or whoever we know, think we know, or believe deep down in our guts is irrelevant. Until an announcement or some other independant corroboration is made this is all just speculation.

None of this fighting really matters. The only thing it accomplishes is the alienation of our fellow DUers.

If Rove is indicted it won't matter which side of this little skirmish you were on. I'm sure we'll all be celebrating, but I can't help but feel that the victory will be hollow if the resentment from this divide is allowed to continue.

We are all on the same side here.
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magpie Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:37 PM
Response to Original message
62. This needs to stop!!
Edited on Thu May-18-06 01:37 PM by magpie
The guy said he was sure of his sources. It's not like he said anything that many of us haven't said. So maybe the timing thing was a bit off... he has explained that, too. Someone else posted that they feel secure about his source. Why all the attacking? He's on our side, right? Leave Pat Robertson alone.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:38 PM
Response to Reply #62
65. "Leave Pat Roberston alone."
:rofl:
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #62
67. much needed - I think we all can agree on this
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
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Opening_Day Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #62
99. Leave Pat Robertson alone?
Whatever for?
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survivor999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 01:56 PM
Response to Original message
112. Can somebody explain the big deal
About media "scoops", in cases when the information would become public anyway a few days later with all the details? Especially in cases such as this one, where we still don't know for sure (so, we still have to wait for the public news to know for sure)...
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #112
117. This would be bigger than Drudge breaking the Lewinsky story
Edited on Thu May-18-06 02:01 PM by theboss
Drudge proved that the "Old Media" can no longer control access to the news. If a magazine like Newsweek spikes a story, the Internet will get it eventually.

This ...this is a whole other kettle of fish. This would prove that the New Media can break the major story of the year on its own and based on its own reporting.

Rove would be the highest ranking, sitting White House official EVER indicted I believe. (Everyone who went down in Watergate resigned first). This would be the top news story of the year.

And little Truth Out broke it.

That's what is at stake.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 02:05 PM
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125. Thread 5 is here:
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