Found near a coffee cup

MOrning CoffeeLost and Found

In 1994, The Clinton Administration was subpoenaed by Congress for billing records from Hillary’s Rose Law Firm. The Clinton’s didn’t respond because they said they couldn’t find the records anywhere. Then in 1996, the records were found in a room next to the Oval Office. The newly controlled Republican Congress rolled their eyes in dramatic fashion and even Rush Limbaugh said: “oh puuuh-leeeeze”.

Fair enough! Record keeping that bad deserves a good kick in the teeth. This is the office of the President of the United States, not some half-wit hacks running the country.

But little attention is noted to the White House who, when subpoenaed by the newly controlled Democratic Congress demanding documents related to alleged illegal wiretapping. The White House told Congress that they couldn’t find the documents until yesterday

But where they stuffed underneath a few boxes? Behind the bureau? Nope! They were in Vice President Cheney’s office the entire time!! That’s the good news!

The bad news? Cheney’s office isn’t handing the documents over to Congress. Cheney has decided that claiming Executive Priveledge is a right bestowed up on the Office of the Vice President. (Even though he’s really not in the Executive Branch two months ago to the day.)

All together now: “OH PUHH-LEEEZE!!”

Liberal blogger kicks Fred Thompson in thegroin kick ‘Nads

The guy who leaked the story about Mark Foley (R-FL) has once again shown to the world that he has a spine. Congressional Democrats are stunned to learn that kicking a Royal Republican is not only possible, but quite fun!

Lane Hudson has filed an FCC Complaint against Fred “Lazy-Ass” Thompson for, well… being a lazy ass!

“[Thompson] has been presenting himself as a candidate for President, he has been raising large sums of money beyond what would be required to explore a possible candidacy.”

Hudson’s blog entry continues:

and he has signed a long term lease on a headquarters for his campaign. He has even spent advertising dollars, which are specifically prohibited by the law.

Thompson spokesperson has confirmed: Fred Thompson’s balls have been kicked pretty hard, but they’re still pretty red.

Metal BatDon’t take your metal bat love to town

President Bush’s original White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer is running a new political spin game. He’s campaigning to lift a city-wide ban on metal baseball bats in high school games. Fleischer’s “Don’t Take My Bat Away” campaign states that he thinks metal baseball bats are perfectly safe and keeping them out of the game is completely unfair. He thinks the city managers aren’t qualified to make such a decision and thinks it would be better to let “his experts decide” such matters.

Oh! I forgot the best part! The name of the town is “Pound Ridge”, New York.

bar-up-up-tshhhhhhhh

Bugle BoyToot my own horn

August 1st, I was the first to break the story about Minneapolis’ I-35W bridge collapse and to point out Republican Tim Pawlenty was running this state “on the cheap“. Four hours after the bridge collapsed, I blogged the fact that the Democrats knew there was a problem with our roads and bridges and Tim Pawlenty vetoed the DFL bills to begin a plan to fix these transportation problems. I was pummeled by right-wing nut jobs demanding that I shut up, and that I was a complete A-Hole because of politicizing such a tragedy.

From The Nation magazine to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, I was the first one to speak up about this horror and accuse the Republican Governor of negligence and his arrogance for his DFL legislature. And I was told to shut up.Granny Smith

Yesterday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has published a story that stating that MinnDOT knew about the bridge’s weaknesses and they were told to ignore it.

Internal MnDOT documents reviewed by the Star Tribune reveal that last year bridge officials talked openly about the possibility of the bridge collapsing — and worried that it might have to be condemned.

But five weeks later, all those preparations stopped. In a single conference call on Jan. 17, the same consultants who said reinforcement plates were needed to strengthen the bridge cautioned MnDOT that drilling for the retrofit could weaken it.

“That was the turning point. That’s where we turned the ship 180 degrees,” said state bridge engineer Dan Dorgan.

Republican arrogance caused this bridge to fall. And it was Republican apathy towards our infrastructure that caused the senseless and horrible death of twelve 13 Minnesotans.

Today, Bush is in town for a fund raiser for Republican Senator Norm Coleman’s utterly failed re-election campaign. Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty asked the Republican President to up the ante of money the Feds could give Minnesota by making it a an official disaster site. Fourteen minutes ago from the time of writing: Bush declares federal emergency at Minn. bridge collapse.

The city and state became eligible for more federal assistance for the recovery from the interstate bridge collapse on Tuesday when President Bush declared an emergency exists in the state, the White House said.

This Governor’s administration team knew this bridge would collapse. Governor Pawlenty, his Lt Governor Carol Molnau, or quite possibly both of them knew it was only a matter of time. Bush’s appearance for a fund raiser, giving more money to Pawlenty for the collapse, and the overwhelming support from this Republican White House stinks to high Heaven.

The Star-Tribune’s craziest lunatic for a “journalist” is conservative Katherine Kersten (a.k.a. “Rita Skeeter”). Her Sunday’s column is entitled: Bridge collapse ought to unite us, not divide us.

They’ve been dividing us since the days of Reagan who demonized our government. They’ve insisted our government doesn’t work and isn’t worth saving. They’ve vetoed our plans, and then complained Democrats have no plan!

FruitFlyHow can we be united when they hate our country? Where’s the unison when anybody that disagrees with these Republicans are immediately shouted down?

They won’t let us use stem-cells to look for cures for our children. They have a higher regard forBlue Light mega health insurance companies than they do for our children. If our kids do survive and grow up to healthy young men and women; they’re lured and bribed to go fight for their global oil wars. How can they govern while our families are dead at the bottom of a river underneath hudreds of tons of crumpled steel?!? These Republicans govern like they have a coupon to a Blue Light special special, and you’re “the Special”.

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