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Thursday, October 27, 2005


Go Ronnie Pt. N !!

Given the tragically poor treatment of the VRA and the constitutional amendments that matter by the CTA5 and the SC in recent years, it warms the cockles to see that Delay's fuckups might work some good.


Give it a chance

interesting note on the epic poem; who'd've known? loving the nets....and the free exchange/word of mouth.

long thinking should agree, yes?

p.s...pulp.....many many thanks.......


ha ha corruption

Oh it's laughable. Page 2 intentionally. Good night reader.


Quick & Dirty wrapup of possible scotus nominees

Before the president chose Miers on Oct. 3, speculation had focused on her and two other Bush loyalists: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Bush's longtime friend who would be the first Hispanic on the court, and corporate lawyer Larry Thompson, who was the government's highest ranking black law enforcement official as deputy attorney general during Bush's first term.

I believe the charges of cronyism have worked; Gonzo ain’t gonna happenin (so say also the conservative bloggers—notice I didn’t say republicans or wingnuts, but real conservatives; so also say the anti-abortionists; they really did buy the cronyism thing. loving it.). So here are who I think, after spending about six minutes of research each on the ones I wasn’t familiar with, seem to be the most likely candidates:

Samuel Alito -- an appeals court judge supported by many conservatives. Unnamed administration officials who was on the short list before Bush picked Miers, like Alito, could be the choice. Alito is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. His ideological likeness to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has earned him the nickname "Scalito." Alito was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in 1972, and went to Yale Law School, where he earned a J.D. in 1975. From 1981 to 1985 he was Assistant to the United States Solicitor General, and was Deputy assistant to the U.S. attorney general from 1985 to 1987. After a brief stint as U.S. Attorney for the district of New Jersey, he was nominated by George H. W. Bush in 1990 to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. His chambers are in Newark, New Jersey. He’s on the same court as Karen Williams.

Karen Williams

Michael Luttig

J. Harvie Wilkinson, author of One Nation Indivisible: How Ethnic Separatism Threatens America, 1997.

Alice Batchelder

Priscilla Owen – Fuck her; it ain’t gonna happen. Even Bush isn’t stupid
enough to try. It’d be fun if he did, though. We could watch him go down
twice on this shit.

Michigan Supreme Court Justice MauraCorrigan – another Scalia disciple. God, why can’t Scalia be at least Posner, or even Easterbrook? At least their ridiculous legal philosophy is interesting…

Judge Edith Jones (5th Cir.) – we should hope not

Edith Brown Clement – probably only if Bush makes an “up-yours, anti-abortion wingnuts” pick. Hmm.

Judge Susan Black of the 11th Circuit – solid, but put in the fed judiciary by Pres. Carter.
Yeah right.

Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the District of Columbia Circuit – Yikes!

Heh: In a letter on Wednesday, Sen. Arlen Specter, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, sought assurances that Miers would show no favoritism toward Bush if confirmed as a justice. It may have been the last straw, comingfrom a moderate Republican who said Oct. 11 there was no chance Miers wouldwithdraw before her hearings. "I think that would be a sign of incredible weakness," he said at the time.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Iran next?

Iran's offically rattling the sabre. "Death to Isreal, Death to America." Fuck. I hope we take the high road (because the low one is lined with bombs). Fuck fuck fuck.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


NYC Subway terror attack foiled * update *

Bloomberg is smart. I wonder why the feds said they didn't know what the mayor was talking about.


New York City-October 6, 2005-TomFlocco.com-Earlier this evening
intelligence members of the American-French Alliance stopped an attempt by
Israeli Mossad operatives to blow up the New York City subway, according to
national security and U.S. intelligence expert Thomas Heneghen.

The federal whistleblower said four Israelis were killed in the altercation
and five more were captured just minutes after virtually all U.S. cable news
channels, network TV outlets and New York Mayor Richard Bloomberg were
reporting their own version of the incident, adding that New York City was
"facing a significant threat" in the city's subway.

Heneghen said CNN had the information but host Anderson Cooper refused or
was ordered not to report the real story to the American people.

Adding to the Bush administration's problems and following on the heels of
the August 2, 2005 Bush-Cheney indictment story on TomFlocco.com, cable news
channels are now reporting that indictments against White House officials
are imminent.
Heneghen said his intelligence sources revealed that White House Senior
Presidential Advisor has turned State's evidence and "will implicate other
members of the White House" in order to cooperate with U.S. Special
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

The intelligence authority said "22 indictments involving both the Bush and
Clinton administrations are pending in a grand jury," adding "more
indictments will come quickly and in waves."

"These grand juries are about to liberate the American people from two
political parties who are prepared to literally blow us up in order to keep
their power," said Heneghen, adding, "The New York threat is internal, not
external. The individuals involved in the New York threat are now in custody
of U.S. and French intelligence-and they were identified as Israeli Mossad."

The whistleblower said "Tonight the AFA claimed a victory against the Mossad
in the U.S. It was almost like the movement of armies on a battlefield."

Friday, October 07, 2005


Harriet Miers

has a blog. The media should be pleased to finally get her views on abortion.


false alarm

Bloomberg looks dumb. Not to worry, though--the green liquid in a soda bottle wasn't a terrorist plot. In fact it wouldn't be a bad guess to say someone placed that bottle precisely because of Bloomberg's alert. The fractures in the formerly smooth wall of republicanism are widening; Rush himself noted that, and came close to criticizing the administration himself for the fact that, the feds had sold out the rep mayor (when fema called up abc news while Bloomberg was still on the air making the announcement, and said they didn't know what he was talking about).

In other news the Katrina no-bid contracts will now be rebid-on.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005



for Miers should indeed start with
civil rights
due process

Miers might have known about Guantanemo; she was on the WH staff. OTOH, she probably handled corporate issues; she's no constitutional law experience afaik.

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