Friday, May 06, 2005

Orrin Hatch vs. the Facts

A former counsel to the President wrote this article called "Hatching A New Filibuster Precedent: The Senator From Utah's Revisionist History" and in it he debunks our favorite Senators comments about the Filibuster of 1968.

More Lynndie England

Here's an interesting article from the Village Voice.

Smoking Gun memo nearly unreported in the U.S.

So far, the Smoking Gun memo that surfaced in England has had very little coverage here in the U.S.
You would think it is news worthy with statements like this:

"Bush had made up his mind to take military action. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbors, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran."

"Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Here are some articles:

Text of the Memo.

Letter from Congressman John Conyers.

Knight Ridder article.

Greg Palast column.

Salon.com article.

Ray McGovern article.

London Times article.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Bin Laden dead???

Here's a page that lists reasons why they think Bin Laden is dead.

And another.

An FBI official thinks so too

Ann Coulter's latest Column

Ann Coulter posted a new column and it’s just too easy to point out her mistakes. I don’t know if she’s inept or deceitful, but she always writes things that just aren’t true. Usually, she claims ignorance. For example, in her latest column she says “I still don’t know what law [Tom DeLay is] supposed to have broken.” Here’s a few:
Federal criminal statute, 18 U.S.C. §115 (a)(1)(B)
Federal criminal statute, 18 U.S.C. §201
House Rule 11, clause 3(k)(1)(A)
Committee Rule 15(a)(4)
Subchapter D of Chapter 253 of the Election Code
I’m sorry Ann, but you don’t have to be a legal genius to find that out.

Speaking of legal geniuses, she also claims that Democrats are “the same legal geniuses who looked at dozens of Whitewater-related felony convictions and said, ‘Crime? What crime?” Now I don’t know who said “Crime? What crime” but “dozens” is certainly stretching the truth. 15 convictions equals 1.25 dozen. And by the way, what does that have to do with anything???

She also claims that “the charge against Bolton consists of the allegation that he is an absolute beast to his co-workers.” “Beast” must mean “intimidates his co-workers to doctor intelligence to fit his agenda or they are fired.” Remember Iraq’s WMD?

She also seems to imply that global warming can be disproved. Show me!

Of course, whenever Ann Coulter has been presented with facts in the past, she has resorted to “I was just joking.” That’s the same response to claims that her columns are hateful. Here’s a couple things that Ann thinks are funny in her latest column:
Katie Couric’s colorectal cancer.
The murder of a New York Times reporter.The idea that Coulter would be murdered for comments about Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Lynndie England's trial isn't her trial?

According to a NPR news report by Ari Shapiro, England's judge wanted to make sure her guilty plea wasn't coerced by her defense attorney. The judge told England "This is your trial" and then her defense attorney 'tersley' replied "I don't know that it is." The attorney's comment wasn't explained and it has baffled me ever since hearing the story. I searched for another report of this but could not find one. The closest I came was an article that quoted the judge's part. "I want you to know that this is your trial."

Listen to the NPR news story.

Gannon says he was doing "secret work" @ the Whitehouse

Here is a blurb from the Rush & Molloy collumn:
More Gannon fodder
Alleged gay escort Jeff Gannon (né James Dale Guckert) has been taken a lot of heat passing himself off as a White House reporter. But there has been an upside.
Gannon says that some of his harshest critics - "radical gay activists" - have actually come on to him.
His detractors shed their convictions "like a sweater on a hot day," Gannon says in the new issue of Vanity Fair.
The born-again Gannon refused to talk about his sexuality with reporters David Margolick and Richard Gooding but says, "Did I know sin before I knew salvation? You bet! But my life was heading in the right direction. What's interesting about this is now I'm being punished for things I left behind."
Gannon also hints at doing secret work for which he needed White House security clearance, although he refuses to elaborate: "My history isn't exactly linear."

Wow! This guy just doesn't know when to shut up!!!

More Spoof News

I posted another Spoof News artilce to TheSpoof.com. This one is titled "Bush Gets All His News from Spoof News Websites."

Bush thinks his Social Security cuts would make FDR proud

Bush seemed to imply that FDR would like his Social Security cuts. Bush has proposed benefit cuts in order to assure solvency. There is worry that it will be insolvent in the future because Bush spent the surplus. What ever happened to the Lockbox? In response to Al Gore's Lockbox idea, Bush promised "I want to take one-half of the surplus and dedicate it to Social Security." Now that the money is all gone, he wants to cut benefits and tries to spin it so that it sounds like he's doing Americans a great service. I really don't think FDR would be proud.
Read the L.A. Times article.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Another Ann Coulter quote

Ann says "Democrats oppose Janice Rogers Brown because she's black."
That's probably why the Black Caucus is against her right? Read this article:
Black Democrats denounce judicial nominee Brown as another 'Clarence Thomas'

Neil Bush's connection to the new Pope

Neil Bush and the new Pope did business together. Here's two links:
Independent Media TV

Bush Watch

Monday, May 02, 2005

Updates on Jeff Gannon

Gannon was on HBO this weekend. Here's a link to a clip:

I posted a spoof piece on him called "Is 'Jeff Gannon' really Ann Coulter." You can read it at: