TGIF/Weekend edition - March 16-18, 2007
Plame says administration exposed her identity "recklessly"
Katrina, Iraq abuses cited as House limits no-bid
Berkeley City Council supports Rumsfeld trial
The Republicans were noticeably absent at the Plame hearing today. Maybe they were home packing their suitcases and getting out of town.
"Good news for the Bush administration. Just one week after the outrageous Walter Reed medical scandal, that story is gone ... because there's a new kid in town. His name is 'Outrageous Fired Federal Prosecutors Attorney General Scandal'. Yes, in one week, it's been revealed the administration screwed over wounded vets -- the most revered people in America -- and lawyers -- the most reviled people in America -- proving they've got range." --Jon Stewart
Right Wing Conspirator
Victoria Toensing: “Plame was not covert. She worked at CIA headquarters and had not been stationed abroad within five years of the date of Novak’s column.” [Washington Post, 2/18/07]
my career because I love my country. I was proud of the serious responsibilities
entrusted to me as a CIA covert operations officer and I was dedicated to this
It was not common knowledge on the Georgetown cocktail circuit that everyone knew where I worked." - Valerie Plame-Wilson
4 Us Soldiers Die In Baghdad Bombing Guardian Unlimited, UK
US acting against Kurdish rebel group in northern Iraq, official says
Appropriators Vote to Keep Walter Reed Open Washington Post
Brownback throws support behind Pace
"With cries for his resignation flooding the airwaves, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales plead his case. ... He assured everyone that the matter was out of his hands [on screen: Gonzales saying that he serves 'at the pleasure of the president']. It's kind of a lousy talking point, but it's a great romance novel." --Jon Stewart
Scheduled to testify Friday were attorney Mark Zaid, who has represented whistle-blowers; attorney Victoria Toensing, who said early on that no law was broken and has criticized the CIA's handling of the case; and J. William Leonard, security director of the National Archives, who was to discuss general procedures for handling sensitive information.
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"Mr. President, we all take pleasure in different things. I have my guilty pleasures, you have yours. Yours is apparently incompetent subordinates bungling our domestic and foreign affairs. Mine is 'Super Nanny.' I remember the previous president had someone who served to his pleasure ... but in retrospect, I get that. But what you apparently get pleasure from? Sick son- of-a-bitch." --Jon Stewart
O'Reilly Being Sued
von Anhalt is suing Fox and Bill O'Reilly after the talk show host
called him a fraud for claiming he could be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's
Right Wing Conspirator
"At the CIA, the official designated to talk to me denied that Wilson's wife had inspired his selection but said she was delegated to request his help. He asked me not to use her name, saying she probably never again will be given a foreign assignment but that exposure of her name might cause "difficulties" if she travels abroad. He never suggested to me that Wilson's wife or anybody else would be endangered. If he had, I would not have used her name."- Robert Novak, the columnist blew the covert status of Valerie Plame
Republican support for US attorney general erodes in furor over ...
The art of not serving a day in jail Christian Science Monitor, MA
The best part whenever Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton are mentioned in the same sentence is realizing that Bill is making 80 bazillion bucks a year, is worshipped wherever he goes, has 23-year-old blonde hotties throwing themselves at him, and is the spouse of the next President of the United States of America. Newt, ehh, not so much. - Wonkette Blog
"I'm a little experienced in staying the course, and sticking with people who stick with me." --Sen. Hillary Clinton
Texas House overturns governor's vaccine order Boston Globe
California Moves Primary to February Washington Post
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, told the Chicago
Tribune he considers homosexual acts to be immoral. In fact, he feels so
strongly about this issue that he won't shake hands with the Navy's Rear
Admiral." --Jay Leno
NASA: China could be the next to moon Houston Chronicle
"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently upset gay activists because he said, 'a homosexual act between two individuals is immoral.' Then the chairman added, 'Unless it's two chicks.'" -- Conan O'Brien
Doubts raised on credibility of 9/11 suspect
"Everybody is caught up in St. Patrick's Day. Here's exactly what I'm talking about: Earlier today, down in Washington, DC, Vice President Dick Cheney shot a leprechaun in the face. ... Scooter Libby, by the way, is already wearing a button that reads 'Pardon me, I'm Irish.'" --David Letterman
Happy St. Pat's Day!
glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Police tell Heather Mills to stop calling 999 Times Online
Sending mail? Use the Force! R2-D2 boxes land in city
This composite image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft released by NASA on March 13, 2007, shows evidence of seas, likely filled with liquid methane or ethane, in the high northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Titan. One such feature is larger than any of the Great Lakes of North America and is about the same size as several seas on Earth. (Photo/NASA/JPL)