Archive for March 31st, 2007

Attorneygate Fallout

by S-Q @ 3:00 PM MDT

Washington Monthly

Hey, remember that local corruption case that Heather Wilson and Pete Domenici wanted the New Mexico U.S. Attorney to file before the November midterms? It would have been sweet. After all, there’s nothing like a juicy corruption probe against the opposition party to help the good guys in a close election.

Well, indictments have finally been returned. Bud Cummins, one of the other fired U.S. Attorneys, writes about it in Salon today:

On Friday, a New Mexico federal grand jury returned an indictment against New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Manny Aragon and others of conspiring to skim $4.2 million in public funds. This happens to be the culmination of an investigation supervised by my colleague David Iglesias, before he was forced to resign. It is also the same case that stimulated improper telephone calls to Mr. Iglesias from a U.S. senator and a congresswoman.

Note: Photo is © 2007 Stephen Pitt

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Cutting edge animation unveils "Digital Dubya"

by Geezer Power @ 12:35 PM PDT

Digital Dubya


New developments are a collaboration between of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Imaging Research Center, political cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher and the Walters Art Museum

A dramatic new development in the art of editorial cartooning was unveiled today at The Walters Art Museum in conjunction with Mightier Than the Sword: The Satirical Pen of KAL on view June 18–Sept. 3. The debut showcased a three-dimensional virtual caricature bust of George W. Bush. The digital bust was the brain child of Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher—the international award winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist of London and former editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun .

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The Daily Show – Iranian Hostage Crisis

by S-Q @ 1:20 PM MDT

Happy Saturday All! 😉

Open thread… What’s on your mind?

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as always, Jon is hilarious! 😉

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by S-Q @ 1:15 PM MDT

It’s a Secret!!!
Keep watching the blog for further information!!!

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The Spin, I’m In! Dedications to You our Readers..

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 10:00 pm EDT


Can you ?

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Karl Rove: Creating a permanent Republican majority

by Geezer Power 6:23:00 PM PDT


The Rovian Era


NY Times editorial
Published: April 1, 2007

Turn over a scandal in Washington these days and the chances are you’ll find Karl Rove. His tracks are everywhere: whether it’s helping to purge United States attorneys, coaching bureaucrats on how to spend taxpayers’ money to promote Republican candidates, hijacking the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for partisan politics, or helping to organize a hit on the character of one of the first people to publicly reveal the twisting of intelligence reports on Iraq.

Whatever the immediate objective, Mr. Rove seems focused on one overarching goal: creating a permanent Republican majority, even if that means politicizing every aspect of the White House and subverting the governmental functions of the executive branch. This is not the Clinton administration’s permanent campaign. The Clinton people had difficulty distinguishing between the spin cycle of a campaign and the tone of governing. That seems quaint compared with the Bush administration’s far more menacing failure to distinguish the Republican Party from the government, or the state itself.

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Failed Leader Plagues Britain as Well!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 2:15 PM EDT

Blair faces ‘botched job’ protests as Home Office is carved up

By Andrew Grice

Tony Blair’s decision to split the Home Office into separate security and justice departments has provoked a storm of protest from judges and MPs in all parties.

The Prime Minister was accused of a “botched job” after rushing through the sweeping changes before he stands down this summer. Although Mr Blair argued that the shake-up would strengthen the fight against terrorism, critics warned they would undermine the battle against crime.

Belfast Telegraph

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