TGIF/Weekend edition - March 16-18, 2007




Plame says administration exposed her identity "recklessly"
Seattle Times, WA - 3-16-07
WASHINGTON — Former CIA officer Valerie Plame told a congressional committee today that she believes she was outed in 2003 for "purely ...


Katrina, Iraq abuses cited as House limits no-bid contracts
St. Petersburg Times, FL - 3-16-07
WASHINGTON - The House voted to limit no-bid federal contracts Thursday, alleging abuses and citing huge losses in contracts for Katrina recovery and Iraq reconstruction...

Berkeley City Council supports Rumsfeld trial
Contra Costa Times, CA - Mar 15, 2007
The Berkeley City Council is unanimous in its desire for Germany to indict former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes, ...


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]



"I loved 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 work.

It was not common knowledge on the Georgetown cocktail circuit that everyone knew where I worked."
- Valerie Plame-Wilson


The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News




"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







By Don Davis


Spy Talk


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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Disturbing News


"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


Prince Frederic 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 baby.


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 Shenanigans


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



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"I'm a little experienced in staying the course, and sticking with people who stick with me." --Sen. Hillary Clinton


Rock-The-Voter News


"The 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



Biz-Tech News



"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





Bush-Prison-Torture News


"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




Go-F***-Yourself News


Happy St. Pat's Day!


May your 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.



Odd News




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)