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Archive for June 27th, 2007

Ann Coulter vs. Elizabeth Edwards on Hardball

Anthony @ 08.00 BST

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by- Suzie-Q @ 8:44 PM MST

Keith Olbermann announced on Wednesday’s Countdown that the White House is refusing on grounds of executive privilege to honor Senate subpoenas and release documents relating to its warrantless wiretapping. In addition, Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington, has sent a letter to Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) saying Cheney’s office will not comply with oversight by the National Archives because it is not “an agency.”

Olbermann then turned to law professor Joanathan Turley, who agreed tentatively that the administration might move slowly enough to “run out the clock” on its time in office. “But there is one thing that might concern them about the court,” Turley said, “and that is, you know, for many years, since we first found out about this program, some of us have said that this was a clearly criminal act that the president called for. … If we’re right, not only did he order that crime, but it would be, in fact, an impeachable offense.”

“Both sides, both Democrats and Republicans, have avoided this sort of pig in the parlor,” Turley continued. “They don’t want to recognize that this president may have ordered criminal offenses. But they may now be on the road to do that, because the way Congress can get around the executive privilege in court is to say, we’re investigating a potential crime.”

Olbermann went on to joke that the attempt to pin down Cheney’s real nature is starting to sound like a game of 20 Questions. Turley laughed and said, “The position adopted by Mr. Addington and Mr. Cheney, to put it bluntly, was absurd. … In past administrations, if someone like Mr. Addington made such a moronic argument as this one, they would be out of a job the next week. … I think that what it really shows is the lack of sort of adult supervision within the administration.”

Olbermann probed further into why Cheney has given up claiming he is not part of the executive branch but is still not complying with the order. “Is this an attempt to stop what Congressman Emanuel talked about yesterday, cutting off the funding? Is it just more smokescreen?”

“This administration, I have to say, has a certain contempt for the law,” said Turley. “They treat it like some of my criminal defendents used to treat it. … They come up with any argument that might work. … It’s a sort of shocking development. … But at the end of the day, they will lose, and they’re making the situation worse.”

The following video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast on June 27.

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Updates #1 and #2: Jeane Palfrey

by- Suzie-Q @ 6:30 PM MST

UPDATE #1:

HELLO…

The United States Supreme Court denied my motion (Case #06A1110) to stay the criminal proceeding and return my case to the civil courts, this morning. The motion before the Supreme Court involved a time sensitive Congressional mandate, which clearly states that individuals who have had their property seized via the civil asset forfeiture process – as I have – are to receive a hearing within 30 days, once such a motion is made. In my situation, the motion was submitted twice to the lower District Court and ignored twice by the presiding judge, Judge Gladys Kessler. I now have gone well over 200 days, since last fall without any due process in the matter.

Based upon this morning’s decision, my civil attorney, Mr. Montgomery B. Sibley will be contacting post haste Senator Patrick Lehey, Chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sincerely,

Jeane Palfrey

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UPDATE #2:

HELLO…

Attached please find my civil attorney, Mr. Montgomery B. Sibley’s letter to Senator Patrick Lehey, Chair, Committee on the Judiciary – United States Senate and Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Chair, Committee on the Judiciary – U.S. House of Representatives regarding the refusal by ANY of the federal courts – including the U.S. Supreme Court – to date, to grant my congressionally mandated right to a 30 day hearing for a determination of whether the Government’s confiscation of my property, on October 4, 2006 was proper.

As I noted in yesterday’s missive, Mr. Sibley has carried this matter all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where just yesterday the request before the Court to stay the criminal proceeding against me and return my case to the civil arena – in order to address this flagrant violation of my civil rights – unbelievably was denied without explanation.

One has to question how such an egregious breach of my rights under law, as an American citizen can be so blatantly abused. The law here is very clear. There is no ambiguity whatsoever. “Congress has imposed upon a district court a duty – within 30 days of a motion to return property – to determine if the claimant’s seized property should be immediately returned to her”. As previously stated, I am now well over 200 days without any due process.

Unfortunately, such practice is sweeping in this country and affects a myriad of individuals. More unfortunate is the fact the overwhelming majority of these persons go without redress ultimately. Even with stellar representation, the courts often disregard the law, as they have here in my situation.

Sincerely,

Jeane Palfrey

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The Spin; I’m In! Dying for Democracy ?!

by GEF @ 6:14 PM EDT

A DEDICATION TO OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ AND ELSEWHERE!

Metallica – One

WHERE’S THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THEIR PAIN ?

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Posted by Basheert @2:34 PM MST

Well, he certainly has proven that he isn’t worthy of anyone’s vote – cruelty to animals is a big NO NO in politics!!!


here

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Welcome Jeane Palfrey!

by- Suzie-Q @ 1:10 PM MST

Good Afternoon Justice Bloggers!

I have been in communication with Jeane Palfrey, with a referral from my good friend, Prissy Patriot. Thank you Prissy! 😉

Ms. Palfrey has graciously granted me permission to share pieces from her blog with my viewers, so that you can get to know her better. With that said, she and her civil attorney, Mr. Montgomery B. Sibley,
may be reading our comments! 🙂

An update from Prissy’s blog:

Update: From The Globe Dick Cheney Call Girl Scandal National security expert Wayne Madsen says that while Cheney was the CEO and president of Halliburton in the 1990s, he used the escort service, where $300 bought a 90-minute-session of what Palfrey called “erotic fantasy.”

 

Deborah J. (Jeane) Palfrey’s assets and entire life’s savings were seized by the Internal Revenue Service, on October 4, 2006, without notice. This was done via the civil asset forfeiture process and based upon the government’s allegations that Ms. Palfrey had operated a prostitution business, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, from 1993 through August of 2006, when she ceased operation and retired.

Ms. Palfrey adamantly disputes the government’s claims of illegal behavior. The business, Pamela Martin and Associates®, functioned as a high-end adult fantasy firm which offered legal sexual and erotic services across the spectrum of adult sexual behavior and did so without incident during its 13 year tenure.

Ms. Palfrey has chosen to stand up for what is right and not permit the government to do to her what it has done to so many other citizens embroiled in essence.

Jeane Palfrey:

“I just keep my head high. I guess I’m made of something that Brandy Britton wasn’t made of. You know, I’ve got something in me. What that is, it can’t be defined, but there’s something in me that won’t let ’em get away with it. And I’m not going to let these bastards get away with it.”

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by Geezer Power …1:09 PM PDT


Now that Great Briton has a new prime minister it is high time that there is some accountability there as well as in the US. The death of David Kelly was swept under the carpet and BBC News was called on the carpet for printing articles by him on WMD’s. The head of BBC and two of the journalists were fired over this, and the BBC has not been the fair and balanced news that it previously was.

Who Ordered the Assassination of Dr. David Kelly?

by Michel Chossudovsky

The British media has become embroiled in yet another set of distortions regarding the death of British government weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly in July 2003. Kelly died in mysterious circumstances in the woods near his home in Oxfordshire.

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