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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.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


We need to keep the issue ‘hot’ until the traitor is put on trial and then locked away. Meanwhile the wee Chickenhawk Bush Junta II Puppet Boy King is wondering where his popularity is going because he hasn't the “cojones” to stand up to an angry mom, some interesting stuff is happening ...

Did this man, who hides his Gay daughter away from the press, unintentionally shoot himself in the foot with using Wilson?

Official Portrait of Vice President Richard B. Cheney. 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer. This image is a work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain. Side Issue in the Plame Case: Who Sent Her Spouse to Africa?
“... Over the past months, however, the CIA has maintained that Wilson was chosen for the trip by senior officials in the Directorate of Operations counterproliferation division (CPD) -- not by his wife -- largely because he had handled a similar agency inquiry in Niger in 1999. On that trip, Plame, who worked in that division, had suggested him because he was planning to go there, according to Wilson and the Senate committee report. <>The 2002 mission grew out of a request by Vice President Cheney on Feb. 12 for more information about a Defense Intelligence Agency report he had received that day, according to a 2004 report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. An aide to Cheney would later say he did not realize at the time that this request would generate such a trip. ... ” (complete in link)

War foes intensify Tex. vigil
New York Daily News - 8 hours ago
President Bush got his first look yesterday at the anti-war protest growing outside his Texas ranch when, on his way to a fund-raiser, he drove by the vigil staged by a slain soldier's mother.
As Bush passes by, mom stays put Newsday
Soldier's mother keeps vigil outside Bush ranch
CBC News, Canada - Aug 12, 2005
The mother of a US soldier slain in Iraq continued to stand vigil Friday outside US President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas, waiting – with a growing ...

Among those wading through mud to place crosses near the president's
Texas ranch are, from left, Texan Marie Pugh and Californians Kathleen
Hernandez and Woody Hastings.

Bad Bush lied - US Troops died
When the Traitor Rove and his mouthpieces do go to trial for treason — the below is the “key”
At trial, the judge instructs the jury about these same elements. Parties can argue about whether the elements have been proved beyond a reasonable doubt, but neither side can add, delete, or modify the elements even slightly to suit their arguments.

Why can't you change the elements? Because they come from the exact wording of the statute. This then is what the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 says:

"Whoever, having or having had authorized access to classified information that identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any individual not authorized to received classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the U.S. is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert agent‘s intelligence relationship to the U.S. [shall be guilty of a crime]."

To figure out the elements that must be proved, you simply break this run-on sentence into subparts in the following manner:

A defendant must:

  1. have authorized access to classified information that identifies a covert agent;
  2. "intentionally disclose" the information;
  3. disclose it to one not authorized to receive classified information;
  4. know the information he is disclosing identifies the covert agent; and
  5. know that the U.S. is taking affirmative measures to conceal the covert agent's intelligence relationship to the United States.
BBC: Top US lobbyist accused of fraud Bye Bye Jack!

Jack Abramoff (born February 28, 1958), a long-time Washington insider whom Congressman Tom DeLay once referred to as one of his “closest and dearest friends,” has been a Republican lobbyist and fundraiser and was a Bush Pioneer. According to the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) web site, he was Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Greenberg Traurig law and lobbying firm [1] and was CRNC National Chairman from 198185. He is also a Director of the National Center for Public Policy Research.

Abramoff is a central figure in a series of political scandals linked to the Republican party. He is currently under investigation by grand juries in Washington D.C. for his involvement in the Abramoff-Reed Indian Gambling Scandal and by a grand jury in Guam over a separate matter. He was indicted on August 11, 2005 by a third grand jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for bank fraud arising out of an unrelated business deal. ... (More in link)


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AP: Pete Yost: What exactly did Rove tell the president?
“Among the many questions surrounding the investigation into who in the Bush administration leaked the name of an undercover CIA officer is whether President Bush's top political adviser told his boss the truth about his connection to the case.

Two years ago, the White House denied that Karl Rove played any role, but revelations in the past month have shown that Rove spoke with two journalists about the operative, Valerie Plame. Whether Bush knew the truth while the White House was issuing its denials is not publicly known.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan was so adamant in his denials in September 2003 that he told reporters the president knew that Rove wasn't involved in the leak.

"How does he know that?" a reporter asked, referring to the president.

"I'm not going to get into conversations that the president has with advisers or staff," McClellan replied.

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald questioned Bush a year ago and the prosecutor's office has questioned Rove repeatedly, so presumably investigators know the answer to what, if anything, Rove told Bush.

Whether Rove shaded the truth with Bush two years ago is a potential political problem. The president so far has stood by Rove's side, even raising the bar for dismissing subordinates. Two years ago, Bush pledged to fire any leakers, but now he says he would fire anyone who committed a crime. ...” (complete in link)

External links:

Biographical data

Legal Links

  • An amicus brief filed by 36 news organizations asserting that "there exists ample evidence on the public record to cast serious doubt that a crime has been committed."


Media accounts

  • New York Times - 'Reporter Says He First Learned of C.I.A. Operative From Rove,' Lorne Manly and David Johnston (July 18, 2005)
  • - 'Drawing up Blueprints for Bush Victory', Rachel Clarke, BBC (November 6, 2004)
  • - 'The Controller: Karl Rove is working to get George Bush reelected, but he has bigger plans' (profile), Nicholas Lemann New Yorker (May 12, 2003)
  • - 'MSNBC Analyst and a Newsweek Reporter Say Karl Rove Named in Matt Cooper Documents', Greg Mitchell (July 2, 2005)
  • - 'White House 'Puzzled' Over Rove Flap', Fox News (June 24, 2005)
  • - 'Karl Rove The Architect' (documentary), PBS Frontline (April 12, 2005)
  • - 'Rove rejects charges he was CBS source', Stephen Dinan, Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times (July 2, 2005)
  • National Review - 'Lawyer: Cooper "Burned" Karl Rove' - Byron York.
  • Transcript from CNN interview with Joseph Wilson, where he states that "my wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity," causing much speculation about his intended meaning from both sides.
  • Washington Times - 'Rove Fight Escalates,' includes quotes from a former CIA agent who claims that Plame's 'nonofficial cover' did not qualify her as 'a covert agent'.
  • Star Tribune - 'The Plame blame: What do we know so far?' contains a recap of what is known to date (July 17, 2005)
  • National Review - 'Andrew C. McCarthy on Valerie Plame' - Links to an amicus brief and details Plame's name being outed by the CIA prior to Novak's article.
  • National Review - Mark R. Levin - 'Valerie's No Victim.'
  • Wall Street Journal - Staff - 'Memo Underscored Issue of Shielding Plame's Identity' - CIA memo at the center of the leak scandal was marked 'sensitive'

News compilations

Satire and blogs

Search compilations

  • - 'Karl Rove' (search engine category)
  • - 'Campaign Contribution Search' (Karl Rove's individual political campaign donations of $200 or more, since 1977)
  • - 'Karl Rove' (search engine category)
  • Karl Rove Sampler - 'What we know and when we knew it'

U.S. Government links

Senator Harry Reid's "Rove Clock" shows number of days, hours, minutes, sections without Republicans investigating CIA leak

White House media

Your ROVE TRUTH SQUAD Google News focus:
What exactly did Rove tell the president?
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Aug 11, 2005
By Pete Yost. WASHINGTON – Among the many questions surrounding the investigation into who in the Bush administration leaked the ...
Editor, Index-Tribune:
Sonoma Index-Tribune, CA - 2 hours ago
Mounting evidence indicates that Karl Rove and other White House officials knew Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent yet they still revealed her identity ...
A war of words, FL - 18 hours ago
By Bill Cotterell. President Bush's inner circle will swiftly use top White House positions to run "a political smear campaign" against ...
Wilson details White House 'smear campaign', FL - Aug 11, 2005
By Bill Cotterell. Former ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife'S CIA cover was blown after he criticized Bush administration policy ...
Beneath the politics, a thinker
Kansas City Star, MO - Aug 11, 2005
If by some distant chance Bush adviser Karl Rove is pushed out of the White House by the Valerie Plame/CIA kerfuffle, it would come at the detriment of pro ...
Add Cindy Sheehan to the list. She too dared to stand up for the ...
BuzzFlash, IL - Aug 10, 2005
A patriotic American stands up for the truth, and Bush sends Karl Rove out to assassinate their character and pulverize their reputation.

Probe Poses Issue of What Rove Told Bush
Los Angeles Times, CA - Aug 11, 2005
By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer. WASHINGTON -- Among the many questions surrounding the investigation into who in the Bush ...

So - Rove matters because it factors into the lies to rush to war - which is why the Downing Street Memo is key.

Bad Bush lied
US Troops died

Keep it simple for the zombies and Reagan Youth, Sparky

PS To make yourself ‘all so popular’ at social outings - never pass up a chance to remind people how Ronald Reagan 'bent over' for the Mafia in Hollywood in the 1950s and that he was a rapist. You get 'virtual gold stars' if you mention the Bloomingdale sex parties Nancy and Ronnie would go to in the '70s ...

Friday, August 12, 2005


The PP Guru is off for a little family excursion in Las Vegas this weekend. The PP Guru will be partaking in secluded mediation in the desert heat with his brother, Purple Pinup Guru Jr, his wife Mrs. Purple Pinup Guru Jr, and his 8 year old niece, Miss Pinky Pinup Guruette. We'll be rendevousing at the isolated compound of Papa Purple Pinup Guru to hash it out about Cindy Sheehan, movies, Battlestar Galactica, and Strange Stirrings Below the Belt at all the strip clubs and casinos.

Of course, the PP Guru won't be resting entirely on his laurels. He plans to do research on a project that Tantalizing Tara of the Twiddling Thumblands is helping him on. The only thing the PP Guru can tell you about this one shot project is that it involves wine-tasting parties, transvestites, and zoo animal experiments being conducted across the boundaries of 97 dimensions by sniffing crotchless panties. The PP Guru really needs the aid of his PPP Guru's computer equipment to track down these certain elements to make our project reach fruition that his computer at work doesn't allow him to do. Otherwise, it's bingo playing, DVD binging, and ass play with the cocktail girls galore.

And speaking of the PP Guru's favorite slot. This week's Strange Stirrings Below the PP Guru's Belt is honoring:

The PP Guru was flabbergasted beyond belief when he checked in the Disney flick, Sky High last weekend to discover that tv's Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter has still got a appetitizing looking booty after all these years. It's seems that a renaissance is kickstarting her career all over again, at the ripe mature age of 54. Not only is Ms. Carter seen as a principal of high school populated by super-heroes in training (and Bruce Campbell's supporting role as a phys ed coach is no slouch either) who delivers the best laugh out line in the entire movie, but also has a supporting role in the new Dukes of Hazzard movie (released by the PP Guru's employer) opening the very next week!!

Now what are the odds. She's practically hasn't been heard of for the past twenty years or so and- poof! she's in two pictures released by two major movie studios in the span of two weeks.
Well, the PP Guru rising pitched tunic tent certainly goes out to Mrs. Carter. The PP Guru would personally like to thank Mr. Carter for many fine blue star spangled nylon panty memories that she has given him with a bottle of Jurgens by his bedside.

Along with those sheer velvety pantyhose.

And that sexy tiara.

Golden eagle chestplate and that lasso of truth that made up for the perfect bondage session.

and.... well, you get the PP Guru's general idea.

Until next week - Delivered as a full bouquet of waddled used tissues made out to:

~ Coat
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PS Sparky adds this: Some music fans know of a Vinyl LP whose art features the nubile Ms Carter (then 17) being pulled onto a caboose of a train by a handsome looking Michel Rubini. I need a scan of it ASAP ... Rubini's one time partner - Donald “Duck” Dunn will appear in the 25 year anniversary DVD release of THE BLUES BROTHERS out today. That said - Michel and Lynda almost wed once. And Sparky would often be in the Cooper Building elevators with the budding young clothing designer Lynda Carter became post Wonder Woman. She is an extremely nice person. It's not the Curu's fault that he behaves like the drooling fanboy he can default into.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


So wayyyyy back sometime last fall, The PP Guru wrote a scathing editorial on of what J. Michael Straczynski's intentions could have been when he sat down and scripted a big five month long story arc in the Amazing Spider-Man during which Gwen Stacy had somehow conceived offspring during the time when Peter Parker was dating her in that glorious enraptured period of John Romita and Gil Kane's run on the title. Straczynski tried to sell the title's readership on the assumption that Peter never got to find out in the coarse of their nuturing but stormy relationship of whether or not Gwen Stacy was truly ... blond all over - but sure as Norman Osborn didn't waste any time, as he easily managed to spread Gwen's luscious thighs faster than a indian squaw can churn melted butter for his jiffy-pop popcorn and gave her the world reknown Green Goblin Vlastic Dill Pickle Special while they were both overseas in Paris (the PP Guru often wonders if Norman or Harry Osborn's pubes even look as rough and coarse as Brillo Pads?). Therefore as a result of this twisted coupling, two screwed up twins came popping out of Gwen's uterus imbued with some kind of radioactive DNA that made them age faster than us normal folk - and as they were growing up - it was no surpise that daddy got them belching on Green Goblin power spiked kool-aid and as a result, were dispatched to hunt down Peter Parker in retaliation for the death of their mother- as according to the hoola hoop intellectual world of Norman Osborn.

Are you tired of
cutting off your
Aunt May's Head?

As every geek who may gotten his first blow job from a pet piranha already knows, it was Norman Osborn who truly killed Gwen Stacy. Our favorite lamented blond is so far on the losing edge of the score when it comes to the ressurection play-offs. Gwen has not been successfuly brought back into the magical land of the Marvel living universe as much as Norman has.

One of the twins had picked up the mantle of the Green Goblin and tried to make Peter into as so much as Spidey chowder when the serum that triggered off Norman's sanity meter went haywire, accelerating the twins' aging process. Peter managed to save the twins and convince them that he wasn't their real daddy and then got uncivil with his wife, Mary Jane Watson when he found out that she knew about the tryst all along. So as a aftermath of sorts, which was covered in the short lived Spectacular Spider-Man vol 2 series written by Paul Jenkins, Peter had to go to Paris and help daughter Sarah sort out through some problems. Didn't really do too much for the PP Guru's voracious reading appetite other than to 'web' up loose ends.
Aunt May
It's Really Barbara Bush!!

However, within the last six months or so, J. Michael has been exploring the idea of placing Spidey into the New Avengers- well, that is, it could have been Brian Michael Bendis' idea to begin with, but in the current six issue story arc, Uncle Joe explores the angle with how maybe Spidey, MJ, and Aunt May are coping to their new high-life status when they are invited to get a temporary load off up in Tony Stark's deluxe penthouse in the sky while Aunt May's gets through reading the fine print on the home owner insurance policy. Things doesn't bode well for her when the cataracts in her eyes reaches the clause about unplanned fire sales like the one that occured in the previous story arc when one of Peter's old school chum started to go all Molten Man Junior on him leaves her everything null and void. And during this period of this readjustment, it appears that J.Michael has another chink in his armour to work through that is heavily being fueled by his insatiable power for carnal knowledge.





Just what in the hell is Uncle Joe got going with Aunt May and.....Jarvis the Butler ???

Edwin Jarvis

Ever the loyal butler, he continued to serve Avengers, even in his senior years.

Yes well, it seems while Peter is embroidered in a conflict with the newly organized and the revamped Al Qaeda stylized terrorist organization known as H.Y.D.R.A., Peter and the rest of the new Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Luke Cage, & Spider-Woman) have been hunting down evil Super Adaptoid doppelgangers of themselves while Jarvis is up in the pantry, making sweet gouda George Foreman grilled sandwiches, popping the cork off a freshly breathed bottle of chardonay and whispering whatever is the trendest in man-servant pick up lines is these days, such as:

Nice ass you got there, Aunt May.

Take for instance this scene in the current issue of Amazing Spider-Man, # 522 (?) - Jarvis nearly crosses the threshold of sexual harassment - After Tony Stark and Peter Parker hash out a little discrepancy over tabloid rumors concerning Mary Jane Watson being held responsible for sneaking around Tony's pad and giving him some 'iron' head (and you can spit out the nuts and bolts puns on that one too), Jarvis consols May on how much the young can be heaped upon with such malicious media burden while having his ARM creeped around her SHOULDER. Before Jarvis realizes that he may overstepped his bounds- he removes his arm - BUT AUNT MAY quickly snaps at him to put it back right where it was. What could have followed next was a friendly little bout of water sports in the executive washroom or a shared Metamucil fast food burger from Hot Carl's eaten in private in the master's study while being washed down with a little 69 flavored Gatorade. Who knows what sexual escapades these senior citizens are capable of these days? Uncle Joe can only leave us guessing.

So what is it with J. Michael and his fixated obsession with the cast of the Amazing Spider-Man sex lives? Did J.Michael somehow have a traumatic experience with a Barbie and Ken doll when he was a kid that it left him scarred for life? The PP Guru isn't try to wave a white flag for prudeness here, folks- it's just that super hero books should be focused squarely on...

super-villain fights..

...saving the world from aimless wanton destruction caused by a interplanetary invasion force..or

...ego testostrone smackdowns by other guest starring hotheaded super-heroes!

That's the recipe for a good enjoyable super hero comic book..


...sexually saturated scenes of Mary Jane Watson in a Victoria Secret crotchless panties or....

Aunt May all souped up in a leather SM bodystocking slapping Jarvis with a French whip while he's autoerotically throttling himself on a ball gag while blood seaps out of his rectum.

Then Word had leaked out to the PP Guru of an additional subplot that J.Michael had to reluctanly scissor out due to the already scintillating brouhaha getting out of hand. The exorcised scenes dealt with a down on his luck Paste Pot Pete, otherwise known as the Trapster, who now finds himself in a dreary Park Avenue alley coupled with a pack of filthy smelly degenerates who while seeking out the scraps of a surf and turf buffet behind a Morton's steakhouse happen to stumble across a few discarded downloaded discs containing spliced together scenes of Spidey & MJ getting wild while hanging upside down on a thin strand of web fluid off the 72nd floor precipice of the Chrysler Building. The footage could have been shot by one concerned citizen on a videocam who thought that it may have been some mutated gene bats constructing a nest- but couldn't sell it to the major news networks. CNN or Fox News probably passed on it too. So Paste Pot Pete takes it to a friend who's very savvy in the computer technology and world wide web and they run dupe copies, and then rent out booths at all the major comic book conventions to make a killing in bootleg sales- even though other dealers who specialize in the same kind of merchandise prosper from the capitol gain of making their own grainy copies. Word of mouth then spreads on a multitude of message boards that this video is a essential must have in any Mary Jane Watson downloaded porn collection. Spider-Penis-man Spins Mary Jane's Web II becomes a cultural phenomenon nearly overnight. The Trapster then takes a percentage of his proceeds and buys a block of condominiums in the Browery where he begins to expand into a porn production house - which is where Spidey catches up with him when he ambushes Paste Pot Pete in the living room suite while masturbating to the Adult DVD that made him into an overnight entrepreneur sensation. As typical as most Marvel Superhero circle jerks go, it ends very sloppily, as web fluid and homemade paste are flung precariously over the course of a few panels.

Jeez, perhaps The PP Guru needs to give himself a cold shower after reciting that diddy.

The PP Guru needs to clear up one thing before his readers misinterpret this as a hatesong to Uncle Joe- the PP Guru wants everyone to know that he emphatically adores the majority of his output. From chief story editor on the mid-eighties Twilight Zone revival and transcend forward to the 5 plus season run masterpiece of his greatest creation, Babylon 5, J.Michael is a storytelling force to be reckoned with, but in comics....?

It just doesn't work sometimes..

The PP Guru knows that Uncle Joe puts in his all and gives his books just the same amount of love as he would do to scripting a full season of Babylon 5 - but sometimes the same formula of what makes a well-written show gel with the public can't really apply the same to a comic book series. The theoretical problem the PP Guru has with J. Michael is that he tries effortlessly to mire an action comic book with too much dialogue and exposition. Like the PP Guru has said before- super hero comics equates with 22 pages of action and story - not drawn out soap opera interludes where you can practically expect a Stay-Free Maxie Pad commerical to come popping in at any second. The PP Guru tunes into a comic book to see people to get maimed and killed. Cities ready to be blown up by deranged costumed dictators such as Doctor Doom or Darkseid.

The PP Guru wishes that Uncle Joe would take his own book of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting off the shelf and maybe revise it with a chapter on writing comic books, cause he's certainly allowed his movie and television writing career to suddenly lapse. No one can claim that writing two to three comic book title a month is exactly paying the bills these days. This must be one severe paycut J. Michael is undertaking.

If it wasn't for J.Michael Straczynski 's book, Cary Coatney probably wouldn't have been able to hone his craft of writing fine apt panel descriptions of how to utilize certain camera angles to convey to his artist collaborator, Larry Nadolsky in his ever- dilligent comic book series called the Deposit Man- not if he hadn't been able to study and learn from the glossary located in the back pages. Nonetheless, the PP Guru will give this Aunt May / Jarvis geritol-enhanced genital spit swap another six months, or until at least H.Y.D.R.A gets destroyed, whichever comes first . He will keep you appraised of any further developments in this late breaking senior moment story.

The only one to contract Alzheimer's through the ass and then passed off as brain work to:

~ Coat

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.

Sign up as part of our team and we will keep you abreast of the latest developments, getting you the facts quickly, including those which slip through the cracks on cable news, and giving you an opportunity to contact the media or just spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
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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.

Join us in the Karl Rove Truth Squad now.

We will send you quick, easily digestible updates, putting you out ahead of the deceptive Republican spin. The alerts will also include direct links to a page where you, as part of an army of thousands, can contact your local media urging them to cover the story and helping them see through Republican propaganda. Rove will face a movement unlike any he's imagined.

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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.

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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

Tuesday, August 09, 2005



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March 5, 2003 - General Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, answers a question at the daily Pentagon briefing. General Franks was at the Pentagon to have meetings with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (not pictured) about possible future operations inside Iraq.

Washington Post: Dan Froomkin: Is Bush Vulnerable on Iraq?
Will Lester writes for the Associated Press: "Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq is at its lowest level yet, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that also found fewer than half now believe he's honest." ... "Approval of Bush's handling of Iraq, which had been hovering in the low- to mid-40s most of the year, dipped to 38 percent. . . . "A solid majority still see Bush as a strong and likable leader, though the president's confidence is seen as arrogance by a growing number. . . . "Bush's overall job approval was at 42 percent, with 55 percent disapproving. That's about where Bush's approval has been all summer but slightly lower than at the beginning of the year." ... Here are the complete results , and some graphs.
Tom Raum of the Associated Press looks at the headlines, looks at the poll results, and concludes: "The deadly recent attacks on American troops in Iraq are increasing the pressure on President Bush to develop an exit strategy. The U.S. death toll from the war is now over 1,800, and a new AP-Ipsos poll shows the lowest approval yet for Bush's handling of Iraq, just 38 percent. ... "The president's fellow Republicans are growing nervous as they head into an election year."

Rumsfeld always overruled Franks, New Yorker magazine says —

BBC:Rumsfeld 'wanted cheap war'
“US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forced his military chiefs to accept his idea that a relatively small, lightly armed force should go to war with Iraq, it is being alleged.

The New Yorker magazine quotes unnamed Pentagon sources as saying that Mr Rumsfeld insisted at least six times before the conflict on the proposed number of troops being reduced.
In an article to be published on Monday, the magazine says Mr Rumsfeld overruled advice from the war commander, General Tommy Franks, to delay the invasion of Iraq.
The defence secretary has flatly denied overriding military commanders.
"You will find, if you ask anyone who has been involved in the process in the central command, that every single thing that they have requested has, in fact, happened," he said on the US television network, Fox News. ...” (Complete in link & New Yorker article linked below)

The New Yorker: OFFENSE AND DEFENSE: The battle between Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon:
“... As the ground campaign against Saddam Hussein faltered last week, with attenuated supply lines and a lack of immediate reinforcements, there was anger in the Pentagon. Several senior war planners complained to me in interviews that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his inner circle of civilian advisers, who had been chiefly responsible for persuading President Bush to lead the country into war, had insisted on micromanaging the war’s operational details. Rumsfeld’s team took over crucial aspects of the day-to-day logistical planning—traditionally, an area in which the uniformed military excels—and Rumsfeld repeatedly overruled the senior Pentagon planners on the Joint Staff, the operating arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “He thought he knew better,” one senior planner said. “He was the decision-maker at every turn. ... ” (Complete in link)
Ponder this — Orson Scott Card: War Watch :
“ ... A report from the Army War College, written by Jeffrey Record, warns that the U.S. Army is "near the breaking point."

"The global war on terrorism as currently defined and waged is dangerously indiscriminate and ambitious, and accordingly ... its parameters should be readjusted." (Quoted from a Washington Post article by Thomas E. Ricks.)

It would be easy to dismiss Record as being an former aide to Sam Nunn, a Democrat, and say that this report is pure partisanship. And, in fact, there are aspects of the report that clearly show bias in the treatment of the evidence -- especially in Record's recommendations about what ought to be done.

Going after just Al-Qaeda instead of all of the interlocking network of fanatical Muslim terrorists, as Record recommends, is precisely the kind of selective targeting that made the Vietnam War impossible to win.

But ignore his conclusions, for the moment, and look at what he actually has evidence for.

The American military is seriously overextended. After years of neglect under Clinton, so that when Bush took office there was barely enough ammunition in stock to mount a panty raid, it took major ratcheting up of defense spending to get our army to the strength it supposedly had on paper, let alone increase its capability.

The problem with military power is that the moment you commit a significant part of the force to combat, then from that moment on, you have far less in reserve to deal with other threats that might come up.

Plus, combat requires an eruption of money, whether you win or lose. All those smart weapons that kept us from killing as many civilians as previous wars would have killed cost far more than the much cheaper dumb weapons.

Add to that the fact that with our forces committed to Iraq and a significant number also still involved in Afghanistan, we only have a reserve large enough to deal with one other major combat and that would mean a total commitment of all our resources. A third major combat would break us.

Record seems to be making the case that we couldn't even deal well with the one. I can't dispute his figures; they are not implausible. ...” (complete in link)
New York Times: Bob Herbert: War on the Cheap :
“ ... We don't have enough troops because we are fighting the war on the cheap. The Bush administration has refused to substantially expand the volunteer military and there is no public support for a draft. So the same troops head in and out of Iraq, and then back in again, as if through a revolving door. That naturally heightens their chances of being killed or wounded.

A reckoning is coming. The Army National Guard revealed last Thursday that it had missed its recruiting goals for the past two months by 30 percent. Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, who heads the National Guard Bureau, said: "We're in a more difficult recruiting environment, period. There's no question that when you have a sustained ground combat operation going that the Guard's participating in, that makes recruiting more difficult."

Just a few days earlier, the chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. James Helmly, told The Dallas Morning News that recruiting was in a "precipitous decline" that, if not reversed, could lead to renewed discussions about reinstatement of the draft.

The Bush administration, which has asked so much of the armed forces, has established a pattern of dealing in bad faith with its men and women in uniform. The callousness of its treatment of the troops was, of course, never more clear than in Donald Rumsfeld's high-handed response to a soldier's question about the shortages of battle armor in Iraq. ...” (complete in link)

Federal Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld For Prisoner Abuse

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld still faces human rights abuse allegations

March 2, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faces a federal lawsuit brought today by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First, filed in his home state of Illinois. The suit charges that he bears direct responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of eight men who were subject to torture and abuse at the hands of U.S. forces under Secretary Rumsfeld's command. The parties seek a court order declaring that Secretary Rumsfeld's actions are in violation of the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes and international law.



U.S. war protest mom met Bush in 2004
August 9, 2005

Cindy Sheehan rallied supporters in front of the tour bus
emblazoned with "Veterans for Impeachment Tour".

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On a CNN Wolf Blitzer Late Edition broadcast Sunday, U.S. Senators George Allen (R-VA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) both told Blitzer that in the furore created by the protest that they believe President Bush should personally meet with Cindy Sheehan. She is the mother of a soldier son killed in Iraq in April 2004, and leader of a protest march now camped near the presidential ranch in Crawford, Texas.

After returning from commercial break, Blitzer told his guests that CNN had just received a news bulletin from the White House. The bulletin said that Bush had met previously with Sheehan in the summer of 2004. Both Senators and Blitzer withheld further comment on the matter during the remaining segment of the show.

Later that day, Cindy Sheehan herself appeared on CNN Sunday with Blitzer and said she did meet with Bush at the White House with fifteen or sixteen other families.

She defended her current protest by saying, "The whole meeting was simply bizarre and disgusting."

Sheehan said that Bush entered the meeting chamber with an insensitive comment to those present, "Who we'all honorin' today?" She added, "His mouth kept moving, but there was nothing in his eyes or anything else about him that showed me he really cared or had any real compassion at all. This is a human being totally disconnected from humanity and reality. His eyes were empty, hollow shells."

The angry mother of the fallen U.S. soldier on Saturday led a protest march of nearly 50 on the Bush ranch. Cindy Sheehan of Vacaville, California demanded, but was denied, the chance to speak with Bush and personally ask him, "'Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?"

Sheehan was met outside the ranch, after progress of the march was stopped by Texas troopers and the Secret Service, by national security adviser Steve Hadley and deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin. They spoke with her approximately 45 minutes.

Sheehan, unsatisfied with the meeting, vowed to remain camped outside the ranch until she is granted a personal interview with Bush. Meanwhile, Bush arrived in Albuqerque, New Mexico Monday where he signed into law the new energy bill. He will travel back to his Texas ranch this week to meet with his defense and economic advisers, then later, he will travel to Illinois to sign a highway bill.

Cindy Sheehan said Sunday that she plans to hold the roadside peace protest near Bush's ranch until he talks to her again. "I'll follow him to D.C.," she said.


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It's about the War - and it all matters ...
Read up on the Downing Street Memo again! Link Above ... It is time to take these traitors to prison! I bet the chickenhawks are so excited about doubling their profits (selling armor twice) that they're pooping themselves with glee (maybe there's a different trail to follow if someone has the nose for it?) - Sparky