Category Archives: dick cheney

click through afterdowningstreet.org to support. . .

i don’t usually support direct
purchase campaigns of any
stripe — but this one is a
very-worthy exception — get
a bunch of these; then resell
them — that’s the basic premise.

just click the image to do so:

p e a c e

HJC chairman conyers to hold hearing on wan kim legacy in civil rights division of DOJ

on tuesday next, or sept.
25, 2007 at 10 a.m., e.d.t., the
house judiciary committee will hold a
hearing on the deterioration of
enforcement efforts in the area
of civil rights in employment
settings — a function long, and
quite ably, advanced by the civil
rights division of the department
of justice. that is, until the bush
administration began systematically
firing, demoting, demeaning and
re-assigning the fine career attorneys
prosecuting employment cases under
our civil rights and equal opportunity
statutes and regulations. . .

this is alberto gonzales’, and
wan kim’s, legacy. we need to
figure out how best to restore
professionalism, independence
and zeal for a fair use of the
law to the civil rights division.

let’s hope this hearing makes
a good start. i’ll have a working
link to the live webcast, here by
very early on tuesday morning:

Tuesday 09/25/2007 – 10:00 AM
2141 Rayburn House Office Building

LIVE REALVIDEO FEED

Subcommittee on the Constitution,
Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Oversight Hearing on the Employment
Section of the Civil Rights Division
of the U.S. Department of Justice.

By Direction of the Chairman

well this is pretty "god-damn" ironic. . .

. . . and pretty “god-damn” entertaining, too!

what — exactly — was the thought
being “censored” in faux-tv’s emmy
broadcast, last sunday night?

you decide. i already have.

and, all in about forty seconds. . .

curious: dick cheney’s opinion — reply to greenspan — in the wall street journal today. . .

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UPDATED 09.22.07 @10 a.m.
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the generally-pungent
peggy noonan offered this,
this morning, on the green-
span “iraq war is about oil”
meme
— and it is illuminating,
largely because her reportage of his
later clarification/correction, is,
in fact, much more of an admission
to the essential truth of his statement:

. . .while reading Alan Greenspan’s memoir, in which the war for Iraq was all about oil, though the wise have long been prohibited from sharing this insight with the common folk. In interviews, Mr. Greenspan now corrects that: He meant the war seemed to him, though he cannot claim it did to others in power, driven primarily by American dependence on foreign energy. . .

gee — that’s fascinating. it actually
confirms what peggy noonan, and all “the
wise
” long knew to be true.

erh, good work, peg!

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END, UPDATED PORTION
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this is a noteworthy silence.

the vice president offers his
own — mostly revisionist — views
on almost every one of greenspan’s
observations, in the ex-federal reserve
chairman’s “the age of turbulence: ad-
ventures in a new world
” — and, in
an almost point-by-point fashion, to boot. . .

but cheney writes not. a. single.
phrase.
about this — about this, mr.
cheney is entirely “sphinx-like“; solely silent:

. . .I’m saddened that it is politically
inconvenient to acknowledge what
everyone knows — the Iraq war is
largely about oil
. . .

indeed. now, greenspan is a near-diety
on wall street — and on this one
sound-bite, if cheney were to retort,
or engage in any fashion [this one is
plainly unwinnable — irrefutable],
the street, then the nation, too,
would brand him an outright
liar
wait:

the nation already has.

why won’t the street?

w h y ?

they now know he is — and from
their very own oracle’s pen, now
they just know it.

time to act, wall street — time
for a regime change on pennsylvania
avenue — in 2008 — or before then.

senator schumer — VIDEO! — lights a july 8, 2007 signal-fire re libby’s commutation!

now, this is hardball!

and this is the way we do it, downtown. . .

here, senator chcuck schumer suggests that
there was a darker purpose behind choosing
commutation over outright pardon. . .

he also suggests that he and senator leahy
may yet call patrick fitzgerald to talk about
the cloud over the vice president — to
essentially restate his closing summation
from the libby criminal trial, before a
senate judiciary committee (read: televised!)
hearing, in the near future. . . YES!

do watch it — it is only 1:48 long. . .

[h/t to FDL, for alerting me to
schumer’s statments, on video. . .]

more to come, later this afternoon. . .

ACK — wrong letter! — be back later, with correct one!

larry thompson — former deputy
attorney general — is here
[click to enlarge]:

even so — this is what one would
expect from a former department of
justice attorney
, given the evidence
at trial, and at the sentencing memo
phase of scooter’s criminal proceedings. . .

i am no longer sure that fred thompson wrote
one. . . developing. . .

sincere apologies if i am in error. . .
re-checking the 373 pages, now. . .

there is no letter from fred thompson.

it is time to consider indicting dick cheney. . .

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