Saturday, July 7, 2007

Campaign to Impeach Cheney and Bush

From FarLeft:

8/18/07 - Mark Your Calendars Folks

Write your Representative and both Senators.

If you're looking for reasons to include in your e-mail, try:

* the 8/18/07 impeachment site
* reasons to impeach Bush
* reasons to impeach Cheney

It doesn't have to be a long letter. Something handwritten might be nice. So, mark it down - August 18, 2007 - reserve 30 minutes to make your voice heard.

You can find the address for your Congresspersons at the following sites:

* enter your zip code or click your state
* select your member's name or enter your zip code
* enter your zip code or select your state

World's Worst: Cavuto, O'Reilly, O'Reilly

H/t to C&

Friday night's Worst Person In The World honors go to Neil Cavuto, BillO and...BillO. Mr.Orally won the Silver for getting his radio show yanked from the Washington D.C. airwaves to make way for a sports talk show, but he takes the Gold for his report on a "national underground network of lesbian gangs carrying pink pistols" who are terrorizing and raping young girls and forcing them into lesbianism. A guest on his show stated that there are some 150 of these lesbian gangs in the D.C. area, which of course turned out to be false.

Three Solid Sources: Valerie Wilson Was a Covert Agent When Team Cheney Outed Her

From the Pensito Review:

1. In a court filing in May, special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald stated Wilson was covert:

An unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame’s employment history at the spy agency, disclosed for the first time today in a court filing by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, indicates that Plame was “covert” when her name became public in July 2003.

If Fitzgerald submitted false documents to the court, we can assume the jackals on the right would have found this out by now and his head would be on a pike.

2. Valerie Wilson’s sworn testimony before the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives:

I worked in the Counterproliferation Division of the CIA, still as a covert officer whose affiliation with the CIA was classified.

Same as above. Wilson would be facing prison right now for lying under oath, if Republicans had evidence that this statement was false.

3. The CIA has said Wilson was covert — twice:

At the Oversight hearing in March, Chairman Henry Waxman, D-West Hollywood, read a statement that had been approved by the head of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden, a Bush appointee:

“During her employment at the CIA, Ms. Wilson was undercover. Her employment status with the CIA was classified information, prohibited from disclosure under Executive Order 12958. At the time of the publication of Robert Novak’s column on July 14, 2003, Ms. Wilson’s CIA employment status was covert. This was classified information. Ms. Wilson served in senior management positions at the CIA in which she oversaw the work for other CIA employees and she attained the level of GS-14 — Step Six under the federal pay scale. Ms. Wilson worked on some of the most sensitive and highly secretive matters handled by the CIA. Ms. Wilson served at various times overseas for the CIA.”

Two months after she was outed, the CIA described Wilson as being an “undercover operative” in a letter to the Dept. of Justice:

On September 16, 2003 the CIA sent a letter to the US Department of Justice, asserting that Plame’s status as a CIA undercover operative was classified information and requesting a federal investigation. Knowingly leaking the identity of a covert agent is a criminal violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA), and the CIA is required by law to report any such possible criminal violation.

Leaving IIPA aside, the Bush officials who publicized Wilson’s name clearly violated the terms of their high level security clearances, the penalties for which include losing the clearance. But both Armitage and Libby kept their clearances until they resigned. Rove still has his.

Friday, July 6, 2007

DC Talk Radio Station Drops Bill O’Reilly

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From Think Progress:
Washington DC FM talk radio station 106.7 WJFK yesterday announced it was dropping Bill O’Reilly’s nationally syndicated show, and replacing it with a sports-talk program. The Washington Post reports today that O’Reilly’s cancellation is a “case in point” of how poorly conservative radio programs have fared in DC:

With the exception of Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk-radio hosts have struggled for years to find a wide audience on the local dial. While Limbaugh’s afternoon program remains popular on WMAL (630 AM), not many other conservatives’ programs have.

The Real Romney

Footage from the Romney/Kennedy Debate, October 1994. Romney will say ANYTHING to get elected.....i.e, typical reich-winger.

Song of the Day (Chris Cornell, 'Black Hole Sun [acoustic version]')

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Fox"News" Website Obsesses Over Gore's Son

As of 6:15 ET on July 5th, the main page of the fox"news" website has four links related to Al Gore's son.

I took snapshots of the [propaganda] web page and broke up the page into two different files with each showing two links to the [non-]story. Click on the thumbnails for the full sized file:

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But, here is a shrunken version of the main page showing all four links at once:
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Is this the hard-hitting "news" that the far right so desires? Apparently so! No wonder the right-wing is notoriously uniformed when it comes to world events, facts, knowledge, and reason.

Update I: As of 11:00 am ET (July 6th), the fox "news" website still has two links to the Gore [non-]story. One link is listed under the "Health" section of the web page which includes stories pertaining to:
* Wine May Curb Cavities
* HIV Cases in India Less Than Half of Previous...
* 43 Treated for Meningitis at Rainbow Gathering
* Burger King to Cut the Trans Fat
* Cues May Signal Autism in Tots as Young as 14 Mos.
* West Nile Identified in Connecticut Mosquitoes