Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Justice Dept. Accused of Blocking Gonzales Probe

Gone but not forgotten, Gonzo (the ex AG of George Duhhhbya Bu$h)is himself protected by Bu$hco's present AG who wants to postpone the whole thing until Bu$h can escape. You know...kind of like the time he tried to escape from the Chinese press but found the doors locked...G:


Office of Special Counsel chief says his investigation into alleged politicization of the attorney general's agency has been repeatedly 'impeded.'

29 Jan 2008

The government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of blocking its investigation into alleged politicizing of the department under former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales.

Scott J. Bloch, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, wrote Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey last week that the department had repeatedly "impeded" his investigation by refusing to share documents and provide answers to written questions, according to a copy of Bloch's letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The Justice Department wants Bloch to wait until its own internal investigation is completed. A department official signaled recently that the investigation is examining the possibility of criminal charges.

But that, the regulator wrote, could take until the last months of the Bush administration, "when there is little hope of any corrective measures or discipline possible" being taken by his office.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Lest we forget to remember 2004~Whatever It Takes


Bush Ads Faked Crowd of Soldiers - How LOW Can He Go? Don't Ask!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

$$$$$$$$$$$Maxed Out$$$$$$$$$$$

Big Wishes, Easy Credit, Tough Times

NY Times March 9, 2007

“Them that’s got shall get/Them that’s not shall lose.” That observation from Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” sums up the cynical view of “Maxed Out,” James D. Scurlock’s documentary investigation of debt in America. This scattershot exposé of usurious banking practices examines why the most vulnerable segment of society is victimized by the lending industry and finds a simple answer: It’s obscenely profitable.



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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ron Paul on National ID: No reason to sacrifice Liberty

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
-- Benjamin Franklin

By A. Kronstadt

[July 2007]

One of the basic freedom issues that has united both left and right in the struggle against expanding governmental authority has been that of the National ID Card. Many European nations, particularly those with authoritarian histories such as Germany and the ex-communist bloc countries, have long required each citizen to carry some standardized national identification document that must be presented to the police on demand. We are all familiar with the motion picture stereotype of the Nazi or Soviet officer walking up to people and saying "your papers, please," but in the United States, people have traditionally regarded this as something we can all do without. We Americans definitely do not like the idea of needing something like a driver's license just to walk on the street, nor do we want cops asking us for a passport when we are traveling around our own country. Indeed, we are told that the Republicans and conservatives are the ones most vehemently opposed to this ultimate symbol of Big Government.

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