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Update [2005-7-21 21:49:13 by DavidNYC]: I don't know if it was our doing, but C-SPAN 3 will indeed be carrying tomorrow's Democratic hearing on the public disclosure of covert intelligence agents.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 06:36 PM PDT.

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  •  What a day...... (none)
    this has been.  Poor London.  
  •  It's hot as hell today (none)

    "I want John Roberts baby." Candy Crowley

    by steelman on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 06:35:08 PM PDT

  •  rats (none)
    the rats are fleeing the sinking ship that is Tom Delay. His legal defense fund is sucking wind big time. link

    You'd better do as you are told-You'd better listen to your radio

    by AnnArborBlue on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 06:35:11 PM PDT

  •  naming Russert was a dumb move by Scooter Libby (4.00)
    So, the Bloomberg story has Scotter Libby, the vp's chief of staff, saying he heard about Plame from Tim Russert.  This, Russert, says is not true.

    Now, how dumb can ol' Scooter be?

    Russert is the most mainstream of the mainstream, a big foot reporter, with lots of buddies among the Washington press elite.  And he loves to lay on that getting mad like a regular guy sort of persona, too.

      You lie about Russert being your source on Plame and you think that the press is going to lay easy on you?  If so, Scooter, you don't know how that town works.

  •  New York City terror rumor (none)
    Anyone care to follow this up?

    While on the train today, a fellow called his friend, an officer of the NYPD, and asked whether it were true, as he had been told by another officer, that a person was pulled off a bus in the Holland Tunnel last night for carrying a backpack full of explosives.  It was unclear whether the second officer confirmed or denied the story.  The caller only said, "Of course they aren't going to say anything to the media."

  •  I like (none)
    the way the diaries open now; w/o the comments.

    Dial up sux!

  •  Patriot Act Reauth Passes House (none)
    The PATRIOT Act reauthorization bill just passed in the House, 257-171 (214 GOP aye, 43 Dem aye; 14 GOP no, 156 Dem no, 1 indep. no). Roll call not yet available; vote was just called. Five or six Dem votes switched back and forth right at the end.
    •  That tells me something (4.00)
      That tells me there are 43 Democrats who need their marching orders. And 14 Republicans who need thank-you letters.

      In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

      by jabbausaf on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:51:09 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Fake MESNK RSS (none)
    Iraqi hospital doctors on strike against soldiers
    By AL-JAZEERA:
    More than two dozen doctors walked out of the Yarmouk Hospital, one of Baghdad's busiest, on Tuesday in protest of abuse by Iraqi soldiers, leaving some 100 patients behind in the chaotic wards.

    According to the doctors the troubles started when soldiers barged into a woman's wing at the hospital, opened curtains and conducted searches as patients lay in their beds on Monday. (source)

    This and more at the Middle Eastern News Shish Kebab, including...
    • Syria: Iraq and U.S. uncooperative on border control
    • Sunni Arabs suspend role on Iraq constitution
    • Egypt vote boycott gathers momentum
  •  There's a CSPAN 3? (none)
    I only get 1 and 2.  What's up with that?
    •  Dude, there are 440 C-Spans (none)
      Dude, there are 440 C-SPANS!
      • CSPAN-1 for the Senate
      • CSPAN-2 for the House of Reps
      • CSPAN-3 for special events
      • CSPAN-4 for the White House
      • CSPAN-5 for the SCOTUS
      • And then CSPAN-6 thru CSPAN-440 document the lives of every member of Congress 24/7. It's usually rated "Mature," and occasionally the FEC has to dole out some pretty hefty fines when the esteemed representative of [censored] heads into one of DC's many strip clubs.
      It's real expensive to get the whole package though.
    •  C-SPAN 3 (none)
      You have to have double-super-secret cable to get C-SPAN 3.

      It's on a real high upper channel for us.

      I like to listen to it when they play audio-tapes of LBJ in the Oval Office.

      LBJ made an art out of cussing.

      There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.-Charles Dickens

      by Ranting Roland on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 06:57:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Speaking of... (4.00)
        Speaking of the whole "double super secret" thing: as I'm sure everyone knows by now Matt Cooper was joking (as I always thought!) with that line, and in fact was referencing the movie Animal House. So, does that mean his secret source (now known to be Rove) can -- following Watergate precedent -- be rightly called Bluto Blutarsky?
        •  Damn I had no idea (none)
          I demand all the CSPANs.  Especially the Ocho.  Because there are things that are only on the Ocho.  
          •  CSpan 3 (none)
            I called Comcast thinking I'd try to add it and they didn't know what I was talking about.  Said they didn't show a C-Span3 on their list.

            Last time something I wanted to see was supposed to be on C-Span3, it turned out at the last minute it was on C-Span2!  If I'd have known I could have recorded it.  I'm hoping that happens again tomorrow.

            Ken Salazar (D-CO), who said he'll vote for the Flag Desecration Amendment, needs to hear from us.

            by OLinda on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 09:47:13 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

  •  C-SPAN on covert agent outing? (none)
    Tomorrow, eh?

    Man, that just got a hell of a lot hotter than it looked this morning!

  •  This whole band of criminals . . . (none)
    (a/k/a "the Bush administration") is going down in flames.

    Send Dubya back to the ranch! BeatBushBlog

    by Frederick on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 06:51:18 PM PDT

  •  Cspan 3?! (none)
    Oh well, that is better than nothing.

    In fact, in the bigger picture, it is great.
    I am looking foward to it.

  •  I don't get C-SPAN 3 (none)
    I only get C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2. Is anyone here planning on live blogging it?
  •  http://rudepundit.blogspot.com (none)
    JUDGE ROBERTS AND THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR (corrected)

    Supreme Court nominee John Roberts was not named in the Iran/Contra Independent Counsel report, as Secrecy News erroneously reported today.

    There were two individuals named John Roberts who served in the Reagan Administration -- John G. Roberts, Jr., the former Associate Counsel to the President and present Supreme Court nominee, and John B. Roberts II, who served in the White House political office.

    It was the latter individual who was named in the Iran/Contra report.

    Secrecy News regrets the error.

  •  Fox News..."We're on high alert just waiting (none)
    for the single hair found on Duct tape in the middle of Aruba to see if the DNA matches Natalie Halloway...mean while the entire Bush Administration is being impeached and going to Jail.

    *"We are a Nation of Laws"-11th Circuit*

    by Chamonix on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 06:57:57 PM PDT

  •  plamegate.com (4.00)

    Thoughts from Connecticut - Recommended Reading - Growing Up Red

    by ctsteve on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:01:04 PM PDT

  •  Keep the Focus on Rove/Bush (4.00)
    This story is not about a judicial nominee, but about a President who has turned the White House into a private club, where only those who know the secret handshake can enter, everyone else must wait outside.  The real story that concerns Americans is about a President who hides from the very people who elected him, who leads the nation on an endless cat and mouse game about who said what and where and when, all while the nation's sons and daughters bleed to death on the streets of Baghdad fighting for what they believe is the truth.

    http://jeffrey-feldman.typepad.com/frameshop/

    There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.-Charles Dickens

    by Ranting Roland on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:01:33 PM PDT

  •  A Thank you to Kos (none)
    I never piped up during the row about Markos mas banning conspiracy folks. I was conflicted. On the one hand, I was uncomfortable with his banning them, even though I recognize his right to do so. I would never question his right to do so, but doesn't mean I liked it. But on the other hand, the conspiracy theory diaries were so dumb, so loony and so frequent, SOMETHING had to be done.

    I am less conflicted now. These diaries still pop up on Booman Tribune alot...and there they get recommended! Now Booman is a good site. Never got into it as much as here, but overall good. But I find too many Jewish conspiracy and 9/11 was an inside job conspiracy posts for my comfort.

    So I think I want to say "thank you" rather belatedly to Markos for policing the site. Yes it sucks that a mass banning had to occur, but after lots of thought, I have concluded that the site is better for it.

  •  Kissing the Fourth Amendment Goodbye (none)
    Read this Billmon post
    This sort of death to democracy shit can't fly under the radar, or Rovegate and SCOTUS won't really matter  
  •  Rove pal at AP declares premature victory (none)
    Associated Press's Tom Raum helpfully pushes the Department of Hooey's wishful thinking that the Roberts' nomination is a public relations victory for Bush.

    Not only does Judge Shiny Penny NOT push Rove and the White House's illegal leaks out of the news, it appears to have made reporters (other than Raum) more aggressive about refusing the White House koolaid.

    Raum's triumphalism doesn't survive from the first paragraph to lower down (bold section); and clearly it will take way more grease than Raum has to annoint Roberts onto the SCOTUS. (Mainstream Dems and Dem leadership were on the record immediately that the burden was on Roberts to prove his worthiness for the SCOTUS.)

    Supreme Court nomination makes conservatives, Bush aide Rove winners
    By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer
    .
    (AP) - WASHINGTON-President George W. Bush's choice of John Roberts as his first Supreme Court nominee created instant winners and losers.
    .
    Winners include social conservatives. They believe Roberts, a federal appeals court judge, will nudge the Supreme Court to the right and side with them more often than did the independent-minded Sandra Day O'Connor, whom Roberts would replace.
    Click here to find out more!
    .
    Presidential aide Karl Rove benefits, too. Roberts' nomination diverts attention from Rove's role in a leak that unmasked a CIA officer. ...
    .
    Bush comes out a winner if Roberts' nomination calms white-hot partisan fevers and eases Senate gridlock that threatens his second term.
    .
    "It's kind of remarkable that he's found this straight-arrow Eagle Scout whose name sounds like Wonder Bread and who has almost no footprints, but who undoubtedly will vote more conservatively than O'Connor," [Fred Greenstein, Princeton University] said. (07/20/05 AP / Raum)

    Raum's little victory dance is premature, judging from the briefings at the Department of Hooey yesterday (07/20/05)

    Q Is it true Karl Rove was the first person to leak John Roberts' name to the media last night?

    and today (07/21/05)

    Q Why does Karl Rove still have security clearance and access to classified documents when he has been revealed as a leaker of a secret agent, according to Time magazine's correspondent?
    .
    MR. McCLELLAN: Well, there is an investigation that continues, and I think the President has made it clear that we're not going to prejudge the outcome of that investigation.
    .
    Q You already have the truth.
    .
    MR. McCLELLAN: We're not going to prejudge the outcome of that investigation through --
    .
    Q Does he have access to security documents?
    .
    MR. McCLELLAN: -- through media reports. And these questions came up over the last week --
    .
    Q Did he leak the name of a CIA agent?

    Ask C-Span to broadcast the 07/22/05 10:00am hearing into the Rove-WH leak-coverup.

    by Peanut on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:09:10 PM PDT

  •  Rights Schmights (4.00)
    Our quest for world domination continues with Ireland deciding that civil rights aren't all they were cracked up to be.

    Irish Examiner reports:

    US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week.

    Suspects will also have to give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.

    I think we should get a new slogan:

    America
    Not happy trashing our own Constitution, we're coming for yours!!

  •  I just ran the numbers on the war in Iraq, and (none)
    if we leave the country at the end of the decade (which seems a rather unlikely prospect) the cost per taxpayer will amount to almost ten grand. This doesn't include interest payments to our Chinese banker friends (who are fronting us the money in the first place).

    Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me.

    by spot on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:15:26 PM PDT

  •  Caption contest! (none)
    I have scruples... there are MANY very, very, crude things that I could do with this pic from the WH's own site... but I won't... I try to keep my stuff rated R... (I do happen to have an extensive collection of pictures of the backs of the heads of any number of current administration officials)

    It's still a funny picture in and of itself that warrents a caption... my thought: "OOOh... Mr. President you're supposed to MOISTEN the needle before you insert it..." Anybody else?

    Dudehisattva... "Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom"

    by Dood Abides on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:20:16 PM PDT

  •  And now for something completely different... (none)
    Good News!!!

    Check out the Apollo Alliance: http://www.apolloalliance.org/

    and this article about it:  http://www.thenation.com/blogs/edcut?bid=7&pid=7713

    This is an important initiative to end dependence on foreign oil.  When all is said and done, our children will not remember Plamegate, but they will be hugely impacted by how fast we act to develop sustainable energy.  

    (Feel free to run with this, diarists!)

    May all beings be free from fear.

    by shakti on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:22:03 PM PDT

  •  Heh heh... this was pretty good (4.00)
    So I was watching The Daily Show at work this morning. It was the first one after Bush's announcement of Roberts. Anyway, I'm watching it, and Jon Stewart is showing the photoshopped pictures of Robert's dancing adopted kid distracting Bush at any number of past public events. And my coworker gets a pissed off look on his face and says "Why does everyone always make funna Bush?"

    I kind of pause, and look at him, "What?"

    "Why does everyone always make funna Bush?"

    And I'm more then a little surprised, of course. Mind you, I shouldn't have been. I have a lot of coworkers. This guy is one of the dumbest. Like, seriously extra-special. He's annoying too, an annoying little gnome. At least recently he's stopped randomly screaming things out. I remember, right after we'd both gotten here, after seeing some of the bats that are everywhere around here at night (Saddam's idea to keep mosquitos down involved massive bat houses all over Victory Palace and Saddam International Airport, and it was a good idea too), we got in a bit of an argument. He asked me what bats eat.
    I said "They're insectivorous."
    He said "What's that mean?"
    I said "It means they eat insects."
    He looks at me shocked, "They do not!"
    Now I'm shocked "Um... yes, yes they do."
    "No they don't, they eat mice and stuff."
    "No. Those are called 'owls', and they're birds. Bats are mammals."
    "No they aren't! They're birds!"

    So yeah, not the brightest star in the Baghdad sky. Even when I dug up descriptions of bats from the internet, he denied it. As such, I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised by his question about Bush. But he kept asking it, and I had to think fast. Remembering the South Park episode "Free Hat", when the news interviewer is asking Tweak what he thinks is good about toddler murder, I give my coworker the best reply I can think of.

    "Because it's easy?"

    And that shut him right up. Silence is golden, especially from our very own token Special Ed.

    In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

    by jabbausaf on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:43:17 PM PDT

  •  Is Roberts that bad?? (none)
    I've now heard two of Robert's colleugues who are VERY liberal and say he's conservative but he's very very smart.  

    Also, a guy my dad knows was best man at Robert's wedding.  The best man is also a lawyer and very liberal, He's a plaintiff's atty that makes his living fighting for the little guy.  

    Finally, my property professor told me that right after Bush introduced Roberts and Roberts gave his speach Bush gave him a reassuring/condescending "you did a nice job" look and Roberts, life long litigator, sort of rolled his eyes like "of course I did you damn moron, a) I have no problem with public speaking and b) I have more brains in my pinky finger than you do in your entire brain."  She thought that look suggested that he is not going to do Bush's bidding.

    All of this doesn't mean the guy doesn't owe it to the country to explain his views.  But it could have been A LOT worse.

    Its not easy being a Floridian.

    by lawstudent922 on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 07:44:49 PM PDT

    •  Smart? (none)
      Rove is smart. Cheney is smart.  Smart don't necessarily help us.

      I bet some decent people showed up at their weddings, too. (On second thought, I don't).

    •  Hey a Floridian (none)
      That Bush and the Bushettes nominated him is frankly enough to make me question him. They have a history of promoting...uh...let's be generous and call them questionable people. In other words, if someone keeps recommending sucky movies I tend to not trust their movie judgement.

      Now my fellow Floridian allow me to whore my diary. I'm not trying to hypnotize you but...

      see my signature
      click on my signature
      read my diary
      download the petition
      sign the petition
      mail the petition in
      feel good about what you've done

    •  If he's a liberal, he's a whore (none)
      As a liberal, there is no way that I could stomach working for Reagan or Bush I. I couldn't fake support of neocon policies. I sure as hell could not argue for them. I'd wretch. There ain't enough money...

      "The purpose of representative government is to curb 'the excesses of the moneyed interest'."-- Thomas Jefferson

      by digital drano on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 11:10:24 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  We need a Spider Jerusalem (none)
    We need a gonzo journalist with an audience that loves to pay attention to his every word who is able to dissect the flaws and illegalities of the administration and of our society. We need a vicious fucking bastard who doesn't dress his words up all pretty. We need an asshole. We need Spider Jerusalem.

    Spider Jerusalem

    In addition, a campaign poster for the Smiler has the heading "there ought to be limits to freedom", a direct quote from George W. Bush. Bush made the remark during the 2000 presidential race, in response to a website parodying his campaign

    In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

    by jabbausaf on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 08:26:30 PM PDT

    •  I'm not the only one who thinks so either (none)
      Transmetropolitan
      I believe that right now, the world needs a Spider Jerusalem. I think we are a critical point, as mass media continues to conglomerate itself beyond recognition, for the erosion of truth. Read the papers. Watch the news. Explore. CBS sat on the Iraqi prison torture story for months. The New York Times spent months allowing itself to be spoon-fed wrong information by informants and never bothered to check it in depth. Clear Channel is deciding what you can hear on the majority of the airwaves in this country, and they're owned by a fellow who just happens to be one of the best friends of our sitting President. The truth is slipping farther and farther away from us.

      In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

      by jabbausaf on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 08:33:46 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Ann Coulter (none)
    as usual, can be counted on to be the voice of reason:

    From 'Souter In Roberts Clothing'


    "The only way a Supreme Court nominee could win the approval of NARAL and Planned Parenthood would be to actually perform an abortion during his confirmation hearing, live, on camera, and preferably a partial-birth one."

    ......

    "As I've said before, if a majority of Americans agreed with liberals on abortion, gay marriage, pornography, criminals' rights and property rights -- liberals wouldn't need the Supreme Court to give them everything they want through invented "constitutional" rights invisible to everyone but People for the American Way. It's always good to remind voters that Democrats are the party of abortion, sodomy and atheism, and nothing presents an opportunity to do so like a Supreme Court nomination."

    Well we always knew what she thought of the left, but what does she think of Roberts?

    "Finally, let's ponder the fact that Roberts has gone through 50 years on this planet without ever saying anything controversial. That's just unnatural.

    By contrast, I held out for three months, tops, before dropping my first rhetorical bombshell, which I think was about Goldwater.

    It's especially unnatural for someone who is smart, and there's no question but that Roberts is smart.

    If a smart and accomplished person goes this long without expressing an opinion, he'd better be pursuing the Miss America title.

    Apparently, Roberts decided early on that he wanted to be on the Supreme Court and that the way to do that was not to express a personal opinion on anything to anybody ever. It's as if he is from some space alien sleeper cell. Maybe the space aliens are trying to help us, but I wish we knew that.

    If the Senate were in Democrat hands, Roberts would be perfect. But why on earth would Bush waste a nomination on a person who is a complete blank slate when we have a majority in the Senate!

    We also have a majority in the House, state legislatures, state governorships, and have won five of the last seven presidential elections -- seven of the last 10!

    We're the Harlem Globetrotters now -- why do we have to play the Washington Generals every week?

    Conservatism is sweeping the nation, we have a fully functioning alternative media, we're ticked off and ready to avenge Robert Bork ... and Bush nominates a Rorschach blot.

    Even as they are losing voters, Democrats don't hesitate to nominate reliable left-wing lunatics like Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lifetime tenure on the high court. And the vast majority of Americans loathe her views."

    Well..........if she hates Roberts so much, maybe he's not that bad after all ; )

  •  Fun Letterman bit (none)
    They did a segment on the Supreme Court, and the tagline at the end was "The Bush Administration: Lying our asses off since 2000."
  •  cartoons, diaries (4.00)

    Selected Entries:

    Please visit my blog Penndit.
    RWCM's CW is certainly conventional, but rarely wise.

    by Newsie8200 on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 09:00:41 PM PDT

  •  Excellent (none)
    Thank you to everybody who emailed CSPAN.
  •  Did anyone see Nightline (none)
    tonight with the interview of Pakistani President Musharef? He made the claim pertaining to the inability of Pakistan and the US to capture Bin Laden as 2/3 US fault, 1/3 Pakistan? Not to mention getting real squirmy about the anti-American opinions in the region that fuel Bin Laden's favorability.

    Not a good poker face.

    Can anyone tell me why my American flag was made in China?

    by Skid on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 09:44:01 PM PDT

  •  Florida 2000? John Roberts was there (none)
    Roberts traveled in the fall of 2000 to the sunny state of Florida, where he played a mostly behind-the-scenes role in helping Bush prevail in the legal fight that followed the disputed presidential election.

    Republican lawyers who worked on the recount told the Times that Roberts advised Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the role that he and the Florida Legislature could play in the fight over the recounting of ballots.

    more...
    http://tinyurl.com/7l9l2

    Congress.org http://www.congress.org - Use It to contact your local, state and national politicians and the media.

    http://www.securingamerica.com/

    by kevin22262 on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 09:56:55 PM PDT

  •  Some amazing kids in Utah! (none)
    GM explored the idea in 1964 and decided it wasn't possible.

    Today, the young inventors say, U.S. drivers use about 7.9 billion gallons of fuel each year to run their air-conditioners, which draw power from the engine. By adopting their contraption - which taps into the electrical system, using fans to blow hot air through five Peltier chips and then releasing cold air - they say the country stands to save 3.9 billion gallons of fuel annually, or about $10 billion based on current gas prices.

        Furthermore, the product would free drivers from Freon - which despite improvements, remains an ozone-depleting chemical in current air-conditioners. The Peltier chips, which they purchased on eBay for $9.99 each, have a life span of 20 to 30 years and an unfaltering cooling capacity. And like every component in the Space Beast, which can be minimized in size to about 2 inches in width, the chips are recyclable.

    http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2841984

    Now, this invention is possibly the most important thing that has happened in Utah the last few years. Huntsman's reaction is typical of the current corrupt and decadent misleaders of the US. It woudn't cost much to at least do a congratulory press release/letter/phone call. These parasites can't be bothered though.

    A Salt Lake City attorney is working to secure a patent. The Environmental Protection Agency called to express interest Tuesday morning. And though repeated attempts to communicate with Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. have gone unanswered, high officials in Japan - an ocean away - are awaiting the arrival of Riverton's young inventors.

    And so Japan gets first shot 'cause our guys are asleep at the wheel.

  •  BREAKING - Tom Noe in 'absolute theft of funds' (none)

    Tom Noe’s days as a free man are numbered. The Friday July 22 Toledo Blade will run its front page story quoting the Ohio Attorney General, Jim Petro with the headline "Petro: Noe stole millions". In the article, the Ohio AG describes Noe’s investment fund as a “Ponzi Scheme” and the AG also states that



     

    On day one, Tom Noe took $1.375 Million and put it in his personal or his business account”



    The article also reveals that there is evidence that Noe converted nearly $4 Million of Ohio Bureau of Workman’s Compensation money to his personal use.


  •  You Can't Make This Shit Up... (none)
    Here is the paradigm for all Freeper posts, courtesy of some clown who calls himself "Texas Songwriter":

    I was thinking about Novaks remark, "I heard Valeri Plames name from 2 Administration Officials."

    I wonder if there is any chance of it having come from Clinton Administration officials.

    Okay, maybe Bush is killing innocent people around the world but at least the economy sucks.

    by Pyewacket on Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 10:46:38 PM PDT

  •  Diary-Whoring (none)
    I'm going to take this opportunity to promote chuckvw's diary "Union woes? How about a Church of Labor?" - I'd consider it a "must-read". http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/7/22/01523/6731
  •  So, that Bolton thing (none)
    Haven't heard much about him from the administration.  Guess we know why now.  My question,

    Are we just, um, not gonna have an ambassador to the UN?  Good thing it's an irrelevant institution.

    We saw how rabidly tenacious Bush was about that nomination, ordering Frist to keep bringing it to a vote.  We know Bush never admits a mistake.

    Just how long can this stay in limbo?

  •  My happy thought of the day (none)
    Modest Mouse: 3rd planet
    Everything that keeps me together is falling apart, I've got
    this thing that I consider my only art of fucking people over
    My boss just quit the job says he's goin' out to find blind
    spots and he'll do it
    The 3rd Planet is sure that they're being watched by an
    eye in the sky that can't be stopped
    When you get to the promise land your gonna shake that
    eyes hand
    Your heart felt good it was drippin' pitch and made of wood
    And your hands and knees felt cold and wet on the grass to me
    Outside naked, shiverin' looking blue, from the cold
    sunlight that's reflected off the moon
    Baby cum angels fly around you reminding you we used
    to be three and not just two
    And that's how the world began
    And that's how the world will end
    A 3rd had just been made and we were swimming in the
    water, didn't know then was it a son was it a daughter
    When it occurred to me that the animals are swimming
    around in the water in the oceans in our bodies and
    another had been found another ocean on the planet
    given that our blood is just like the Atlantic
    And how
    The universe is shaped exactly like the earth if you go
    straight long enough you'll end up where you were

    That and I clicked on the Drudge Report and my browser said, "no data" :)

    •  I'm always afraid to post stuff here (none)
      Now I'm thinking more and more about what this songs about..
      Maybe not so happy afterall, yet so damn inciteful.
      I'm the worst poster ever.
      If I was as good as Rove, maybe I could spin this?
      Well, we haven't had that spirt here scince 1969...
      I try

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