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When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


One suspects the Bush Junta II Puppet Boy King fears for his “brain” ... The DCCC is on the attack ...
Gonzales is the ‘pro-torture’ GO TO guy FYI. More Bush and DoD follies before 9/11 as we see how committed to a new Iraq War the Cheating Chimp was that he'd relabel “The War on Terror” which Top Traitor KARL ROVE spun better than ‘Poppy's’ “War on Drugs” - Guess even DINK cokeheads are more cynical than Reagan Youth zombies. And we see even the Rolling Stones dip into 'subtle' Political Commentary.

Reports indicate Bush appointing friend to lead Plame inquiry

August 8, 2005
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Newsweek journalist Michael Isikoff reported that the U.S. leak probe into revealing the CIA status of Valerie Plame is likely to soon be under the oversight of one of Bush's fellow Skull and Bones members, a man, Isikoff writes, who is an "old friend" of the president.

Patrick Fitzgerald, special prosecutor appointed by Deputy Attorney General
James Comey to investigate matters of the Plame affair

The investigation by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the leak is on a timetable to conclude this October 2005, so the probe is nearing its final stages. Fitzgerald's current boss, Deputy Attorney General James Comey gave Fitzgerald broad leeway to prosecute the case. Comey is leaving the government post to accept a position as general counsel at Lockheed Martin.

A possible candidate to replace Comey, Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum, was in the Bush 1968 Skull and Bones class, which consisted of 15 Yalesmen. McCallum was in the news headlines in June for his involvement with coming in at the last moment to push through a 90% reduction ($120 Billion) in the penalties requested against big tobacco companies.

In latest developments of the Fitzgerald investigation, Karl Rove's secretary and Rove's former top aide are being asked why a recorded phone conversation between TIME reporter Matt Cooper and Rove was not available when the call went through the White House switchboard.

How the possible appointment of McCallum to oversee the investigation could affect it, is unknown, and contoversial. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales recused himself from involvement with the investigation.

One of Bush's very first meetings after being installed as President in the White House was a Skull and Bones reunion. "I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society," Bush wrote in his autobiography, "so secret, I can't say anything more."

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Jesse Lee of the DCCC writes Sparky:

Dear Sparky,

Does it seem like every day the scandal surrounding Karl Rove's wartime betrayal gets more and more complicated, muddier and muddier? It's no accident - Karl Rove and the Republicans want it that way. They want you and your fellow Americans to throw up your hands; to give up on digging out the truth; to decide this is some ordinary "partisan bickering."

This is propaganda, pure and simple, and shows a contempt for the public that has become all too common from the Republicans. We saw it in the payola scandal involving Armstrong Williams, and in the scandal surrounding the White House ringer in the press corps, Jeff Gannon. Above all, we saw in the manipulation of intelligence regarding Iraq and the ensuing cover-up - something we now know that special prosecutor Fitzgerald has been examining as part of his federal investigation into the leak.

That's why we are initiating the Karl Rove Truth Squad.

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I am even sadder than I am outraged to realize that apparently, here in Congress, this is a partisan issue. Amongst former CIA agents it is not. But as Democrats have come together in unified outrage, not a single Republican in Congress has had the courage or integrity to speak up.

Congressman John Conyers wrote to the Department of Justice asking for an internal investigation into why the White House was given twelve hours after being notified of the investigation before they were told not to destroy any documents. He was joined by every Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, and not a single Republican. Congressman Henry Waxman issued a fact sheet showing that Rove by all appearances was in violation of his security clearance agreement, but the Republican in charge of his committee - which has jurisdiction to hold hearings on anything they please (most recently baseball) - refused to lift a finger.

Democratic Leaders have hammered on this issue for weeks, but as has become the status quo, all the Republicans can do is cover up for the Bush Administration. Democrats in the House are doing their part, but they need your help.

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There is a movement growing to bring ethics and accountability back to our government. The Republicans thought they had created an environment where their actions would have no consequences - it's time they learned how wrong they were. Their reaction to Karl Rove thus far shows that they will have to learn that lesson the hard way.

Jesse Lee, DCCC

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BBC News: Hijackers 'identified pre-9/11'

... According to the account in Government Security News, the former military intelligence agent remarked bitterly: “We were directed to take those 3M yellow stickers and place them over the faces of Atta and the other terrorists and pretend they didn’t exist.” ...

A year before the 9/11 attacks a secret US intelligence unit had identified four of the hijackers as likely linked to al-Qaeda, a US congressman says.

But the unit's request for the FBI to be informed was turned down, according to Representative Curt Weldon.

One of the men identified was said to be 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta.

Mr Weldon has a reputation for bold statements, but his comments are being taken seriously after claims from an unnamed former intelligence official.


The New York Times quotes the official as saying the programme - named Able Danger - was set up in secret by the US military's Special Operations Command.
What Was Known About the 9/11 Plot: An Amendment
Image © The New York Times 2005 - cite Fair Use

"Ultimately, Able Danger was going to give decision makers options for taking out Al-Qaeda targets," the former official said.

The paper also said the former spokesman for the 9/11 Commission, Alvin Felzenberg, confirmed that members of its staff were told in 2003 about the military programme.

US military officials were not able to confirm the existence of the unit.

But Mr Weldon's remarks will fuel controversy over the opportunities that were missed by US government agencies to prevent the 9/11 attacks.

He spoke publicly about the issue on 27 June in a little-noticed speech on the house floor, and to a local paper in his Pennsylvania constituency.

He says the unit prepared a chart that included visa photographs of the four men and recommended to Special Operations Command that the FBI be informed.

The course of action was said to have been rejected in part because the men were in the US on valid entry visas.
Rolling Stones unleash new song critical of Bush

August 11, 2005

Sir Mick Jagger in the news again - fair use

A new song by the British rock band The Rolling Stones titled "Sweet Neo Con" has been stirring a controversy over its lyrics, which are highly critical the Bush administration. The song will be released on a CD entitled "A Bigger Bang" scheduled for release September 5.

"You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite" is among the verses in "Sweet Neo Con", according to Newsweek. Lead singer Mick Jagger commented on the song, saying "It is certainly very critical of certain policies of the administration, but so what! Lots of people are critical." quoted him as saying. The lyrics of the song are:

You call yourself a Christian, I
call you a hypocrite
You call yourself a patriot, well, I think
you're full of shit.

The band is scheduled to start a tour in the United States, starting with Boston on August 21.

Done here for now - Sparky


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    Falwell Dumps 'Vote Christian in 2008' Pitch

    Jerry Falwell said he meant no harm when he told his supporters earlier this year to "Vote Christian in 2008."

    Anti-Defamation League Director Abraham H. Foxman this week denounced the appeal of the evangelical leader, which had appeared in a Falwell fundraising pitch, calling it "divisive." "Appeals to voters should not be on the basis of religion, nor should a candidate's religious beliefs be a litmus test for public office," he said.

    Falwell told the Lynchburg News & Advance that the appeal had been misunderstood but that he has abandoned it nevertheless. "What I was saying was for conservative Christian voters to vote their values, which are pro-life and pro-family," Falwell said. "I had no intention of being anti-Jewish at all."


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