Friday, November 30, 2007

O'Reilly Goes After McClellan Sends Fox News Goons to His Home

O'Reilly goes ballistic over former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's publisher's recent revelations for not coming out and clarifying whether he is calling Bush a liar in his upcoming book or not.

O'Reilly: It's not going to hurt his dopey book sales to come out and clear the air about a very serious allegation about people he worked with, people he was close to. What's the matter with this McClellan?
So Billo, just as he has done so many times before, sent his minions out to ambush him at his home but there was no answer. The big giant head then gets himself all worked up, screaming and shaking his finger and he basically calls Scott a wimp in playgroundspeak.

Word to Scotty. Billo's coming to your home and insulting your manliness in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers. You just gonna take that?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

George 'Macaca' Allen Luvs YouTube, the Internets & Fred Thompson

Here's George Felix 'Macaca' Allen saying several things I never would have expected him to say.

He apparently loves YouTube and the internet and defends Fred Thompson's use of a negative "attack ad" at the CNN YouTube debate thusly:
Allen: Why would you say it's negative? It's their own words.
Wow!! He's apparently learned quite well from what did him in last November. I would have sworn that we had seen the last of George Allen, but I would have been so wrong. Apparently Fred Thompson doesn't think Allen's macaca moment, the severed deer head story, his white supremicist buddies, nor his widely reported proclivity for using the "N" word will become a noose around his campaign's neck. What's more, Allen even hints that may try to make a political comeback at some point in the future. In the meantime he'll apparently be dividing his time between stumping for Thompson and his duties as the presidential scholar for the Reagan Ranch (Well, at least that last part comes as no surprise).

Debate- Giuliani Asked About Creative Bookkeeping To Hide Travel Expenses

Although this latest Rudy scandal only broke just yesterday afternoon, to Anderson Cooper’s credit he at least made sure Rudy was called on it during last night’s CNN YouTube debate.

Rudy says “it wasn’t true” (really? what part?) and that he had “nothing to do with the handling” of the records and Cooper didn’t follow up (ok it was short notice) by asking him to explain why then were his travel costs, which included at least 11 trips to the Hamptons “during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons,” later split up and billed to obscure agencies that had nothing to do with the mayor’s security detail. Even if we were to be so gullible as to just take Rudy at his word (and we won’t, but will the msm?) that he had nothing to do with the cooking of the books to hide his travel expenses (presumably at least in part so he could spend time with then-mistress Judy), is this Enron-for-philanderers kind of accounting system really the answer to our current federal budget woes?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Complete Democratic Debate at UNLV 11-15-07

It took a while, and several attempts to get this up on google video. This is the full-length (2 hr) debate at UNLV, Las Vegas Nevada on Nov 15, 2007. See a highlight video from this debate with a minute or so of each candidate's applause-getters here.

Most noteworthy is the 6 min back and forth between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to start the night, and then Wolf Blitzer's snub of John Edwards, not allowing him to respond after Hillary accused him of "throwing mud" and using tactics out of "the right-wing playbook," choosing instead to go to Joe Biden. That was a real debate-killer for Edwards courtesy of CNN. Also noteworthy is the softball question to Hillary to close the debate and the controversy surrounding it.

How fair was CNN in moderating the debate? You decide:

Dodd talk clock UNLVAlso:

Full Democratic Presidential Debate at Drexel University 10-30-07

ABC News Iowa Democratic Debate 8-19-07

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bush's 'Sixteenth Century Concept of Judicial Conduct'

Resurrecting the Star Chamber

No, it's not a remake of the movie. This is the sad but true story of Al-Timimi and Omar Khadr, and the desecration of justice under Bush.

... Reports have begun to circulate that the Administration has put together a group of scholars headed by a right-wing activist judge to craft legislation to introduce a new court of Star Chamber, perhaps to be floated in the coming year. As we see in the public pronouncements of the Bush Administration, accusations leveled at detainees in the war on terror are leveled for political effect, and often to parallel partisan political campaigns. If those accusations are rejected by a court, it therefore undermines confidence in the Administration and the Party. Which is why, in the Bush view of justice, a failure to convict is unacceptable. And which is why the Bush view of justice is no justice at all. ... more
Cuz if you're really going to go pre-Habeas Corpus Act, you gotta have your own Star Chamber.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sen Jim Webb's 30 Secs to Stop Bush

CNN follows Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) to work this Thanksgiving holiday just to bang the gavel so that technically the Senate is not in recess to make sure Bush can’t slip any more of his crooks and cronies by us with more recess appointments.

Among the likely candidates this move thwarts are the homophobic Dr. James Holsinger as Surgeon General and/or the election engineering Hans A. von Spakovsky to a spot on the Federal Election Commission.

It's worth remembering not only the more well known in-your-face past Bush recess appointments like John Bolton, Swift boat hack Sam Fox, and anti-civil rights judge Charles Pickering. In just his first six years in office, President Bush had made 171 recess appointments (pdf) including a controversial pick with Otto Reich so he could continue his dirty tricks south of the border, a spot at the pentagon for a great guy like Eric Adelman (just don't ask Sec Gates), a DOL spot for Eugene Scalia (the son of that Scalia), a cushy ambassadorship for Bush's ex-girlfriend April H. Foley and an important one as a treat for C. Boyden Gray, his judicial bulldog on the Hill back in the day when the GOP majority made his job easy.

It's nice to finally see the Democrats step up and do what it takes to stop Bush from running roughshod right over them. Thank you Sens Webb and Reid.

If you want to know more about Congressional recess, I'll let Uncle Jay explain it to you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Freedom’s Watch Test Marketing the Right Slogan to Sell You a War

Laura Rozen has the scoop [see update below] on how Ari Fleischer’s Freedom’s Watch The Israel Project has been hard at work test marketing the right message that could be used to convince you that we need a war with Iran.Freedom’s Watch Test Marketing the Right Slogan to Sell You a War

Laura Sonnenmark … drove to the offices of Martin Focus Groups in Alexandria, Virginia, knowing she would be paid $150 for two hours of her time. After joining a half dozen other women in a conference room, she found, to her surprise, that she had been called in to help some of the country’s most prominent hawks test-market language that could be used to sell a war against Iran to the American public. “The whole basis of the whole thing was, ‘we’re going to go into Iran and what do we have to do to get you guys to along with it,’” Sonnenmark, 49, tells Mother Jones.

The client paying for the focus group session, according to Sonnemark, was Freedom’s Watch …read on
Update: Firedoglake
After the MJ article came out, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi of the right-wing group The Israel Project stepped forward to say that her outfit and not Ari's had funded the focus group. But she really must like Ari's group a lot to let them hand out flyers and other goodies at her focus-group sessions.
That's a good point. Besides both obviously wanting a war with Iran, how affiliated are the two groups? And what do these Reps and Sens think about their group testing the waters for a slogan to sell us a war?

The Israel Project Board of Advisers
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, Sen. Norm Coleman, R-MN, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, Sen. Rick Santorum, R-PA, Sen. Arlen Spector, R-PA, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, Rep. Rob Andrews, D-NJ, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-NV, Rep. Tom Davis, R-VA, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ, Rep. Jon Porter, R-NV, Rep. Jim Saxton, R-NJ, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-CA, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, Ron Silver, Actor & Director
Also, The Economist took a closer look at an oft cited Ayatollah Khomeini (mis)quote used to bolster an attack on Iran used by neo-con patriarch and Giuliani Middle East adviser Norman Podhoretz, and says “it now appears likely that this quote is bogus.” Sullivan has more.

Monday, November 19, 2007

NYC Fire Chief: Giuliani 'Not Mr 9/11' 'Not a Hero' 'He Ran That Day'

Rudy is now "trumpeting his leadership in the wake of 9/11 in campaign mailings to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire" despite claiming all along that he wasn't running on his 9/11 record. Dan Abrams has on FDNY Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches, whose group, 9/11 Firefighters and Families, vows to not let Giuliani get away with it.
Riches: "We are going to follow him around and tell the true story of what happened on 9/11." ... "and get the message out to all of America and every state to let them know that Rudy Giuliani is not Mr 9/11. He's not a hero. He ran that day."

What the Giuliani campaign is now outwardly touting as his strength could very well become his achilles heel. This is not the first NYC firefighter group to take on Rudy. Under pressure from these groups, NYC has just launched an investigation into "how the FDNY ended up using faulty equipment during the terrorist attacks and why Giuliani gave a no-bid contract to Motorola for that equipment." And it's not like the Kerik indictment doesn't strike right at the heart of his 9/11 hero claims too.

btw- Kudos to Abrams for his use of videos by TPM and 'The Real Rudy' with proper credit in his show.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Cafferty: Leaked Inside Look At Guantanamo 'A Little Scary'

Cafferty: “We’ve got an inside look at the early days of Guantanamo Bay prison camp. It’s emerging and it’s a little scary. A confidential 2003 manual that was leaked onto the internet shows that military officials had a policy of denying some detainees access to Red Cross monitors. … Some experts are saying that this policy may in fact have violated international law. …”
The Guantanamo prison camp's 2003 field operations manual was posted on Wikileaks, a Web site that encourages posting of leaked materials. The Pentagon claims "that the manual appeared genuine but described outdated policies and that all Guantánamo detainees could now see Red Cross monitors." Whew, I guess that clears that up. I mean, they said so so it must be true, and after all that was like 4 years ago so it's not like anyone could still be held accountable for apparent violations of international law from that far back, and besides, if they were in Gitmo they must have been really really bad guys who deserved never to see the light of day anyway or they wouldn't have been there in the first place, right? So why are so many of Jack's emailers still so worked up about it?

Democratic Debate at UNLV Highlights

A mashup of each candidate's applause-getters from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from Thur night, November 15, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

"Iran Has a Right to Seek Nuclear Capability"

I've been saying this for some time now. Now an anti-proliferation scholar is also calling out the US for its glaring hypocrisy when it comes to Iran and the NPT. From the Philly Enquirer:

Some call it "the nuclear double standard;" others, "nuclear apartheid;" still others, "America's nuclear hypocrisy". ... (read on)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Krugman v Brooks and Reagan's 'Mistaken' Legacy of Racism

Reagan: A Legacy of States' Rights

Steve Benen caught on to a subtle feud being played out between NYT’s Paul Krugman and David Brooks in their respective op-eds recently. Krugman's column a few weeks back pointed to Ronald Reagan's notable embrace of a Southern Strategy during a 1980 Philadelphia Miss. speech to capitalize on racism to secure the votes of those white voters who had become disenchanted by the Democratic Party following Lyndon Johnson's endorsement of Civil Rights legislation in the 60's. In an apparent response, on Fri Brooks offered up a version of what's becoming an all too common lately, a myopic defense of Reagan's infamous "states' rights" speech, taking Krugman to task without ever actually mentioning him by name.

Krugman fired back a snarky retort a day later, likewise not mentioning his fellow columnist by name. Benen writes, "As Krugman explained on his blog, Reagan’s defenders would have us believe that his “states’ rights” speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi, was just an “innocent mistake,” which Reagan managed to make over and over again." Krugman went on to list a litany of other Reagan "mistakes" such as his oft told tale "about the welfare queen driving her Cadillac, and kept repeating the story years after it had been debunked," or that time when he "declared in 1980 that the Voting Rights Act had been “humiliating to the South.” ...

There was also that time Reagan mistakenly "intervened on the side of Bob Jones University's ban on interracial dating," or when he accidentally "fired three members of the Civil Rights Commission" only to have them later reinstated by the courts, and when he "opposed making Martin Luther King Day a national holiday." That "Poor Reagan," Krugman wittily opines, "He just kept on making those innocent mistakes, again and again and again."

Like Benen, I don't know that Brooks will be able to come up with a response to that, but should he try, I'd like to point to a few other "mistakes" that Krugman didn't mention, like Reagan's embrace of the white racist leaders of then-apartheid South Africa and his defense of Sen. Jesse Helms' attacks on Dr Martin Luther King, and his drastic cuts to important social programs that provided needed assistance to minorities, or that time when he accidentally had Col Oliver North involved with smuggling cocaine into the U.S. which led to a crack epidemic at the very same time he had so erroneously declared a war on drugs, building prisons and increasing the sentences that has resulted in the disenfranchizement of generations of mostly black would-be voters to this very day.

If you think about it it's quite remarkable. How ever did anyone so mistake-prone ever manage to fall upward all the way to the White House for two terms and still manage to be held in such high regard by so many (white) people?

No, Reagan didn't invent the Southern Strategy for the GOP to capitalize on America's bigotry for their electoral gains, but his administration just about perfected and ingrained it into the core of his party. And make no "mistake" about it, no matter what Tony Snow says otherwise, racism is still alive and well and being used as an electoral crutch by the Republican Party to this very day. The only difference I can tell is today's boogieman is starting to look less like the Civil Rights Act and more like a border fence, or rather the lack thereof.

UPDATE: Here's video of Krugman on CSpan's book TV discussing his book, The Conscience of a Liberal and Reagan & the GOP's use of race:

Big hug to uniongal/ heathr234 aka 'Heather' a fellow daily contributor to C&L for grabbing this vid for me.

I See London, I See France ...

I See Bush's Inconstance.

Bush wonders where his poodle went

Au revoir, mon chien caniche.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Rudy Giuliani's Right Hand Man, Bernie Kerik's Scandal Rap Sheet

TPM's Ultimate Kerik Scandal List!

TPM's Ultimate Kerik Scandal List!In Thursday's indictment:

-- Bribery. Accepted $255,000 worth of renovations to his apartment [...]
-- Tax fraud. Kerik failed to report $236,269 in rent for his Upper East Side apartment [...]
-- More tax fraud. Kerik also failed to disclose $20,000 in consulting fees from a computer software company and $75,953 in advances for writing his autobiography.
-- Even more tax fraud. Kerik failed to report his wages to his nanny (more about that below), claimed $80,000 in phony charitable contributions, and falsely claimed a home office deduction for a home he had not moved into yet.
-- False statements. Lied on application for head of Department of Homeland Security [...]
-- Deported from Saudi Arabia. [...]
-- Bringing Tammany to Rikers. Kerik was named in a 1999 civil suit alleging that correctional officers were coerced into supporting Mayor Giuliania’s campaign efforts and that those who refused or privately supported Democrats were punished or run out of their jobs.
-- Gifts from mob-tied buddy. Interstate, that mob-connected construction company hired the best man at Mr. Kerik's wedding, his good friend Lawrence Ray, on Kerik's recommendation in late 1998. Ray, who has mob ties, said he gave Kerik $7,000 worth of cash and other gifts [...]
-- 9/11 love nest. Kerik used a downtown Manhattan apartment, originally donated for the use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping at Ground Zero, for extramarital trysts with celebrity book editor Judith Regan and Jeanette Pinero, a city correction officer [...]
-- Retaliation against city employees for crossing his mistress. [...]
-- Using homicide detectives to find his other mistress's lost cell phone. [...]
-- Used city detectives as researchers for his book. Kerik was fined $2,500 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board in 2002 for using a police sergeant and two detectives to research his autobiography.
-- Shirked condo fees until a warrant was issued for his arrest. [..]
-- Ran prison cigarette slush fund. [...]
-- The nanny. In 2002 and 2003, Kerik failed to pay taxes for a family nanny-housekeeper who might have been in the country illegally. She returned to Mexico. [...]
And that's not all. Check it out.

Related: Greg Sargent:

Memo To Pundits: Kerik Indictment Cuts At Core Rationale Of Rudy Candidacy

53-40 Mukasey Confirmed as US Attorney General

Mukasey Approved As Attorney General

Mukasey Approved As Attorney General

The vote was 53-40, with only seven Democrats - Sens. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Evan Bayh (Ind.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Tom Carper (Del.) and Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) - voting for his confirmation.

All four Democratic presidential candidates - Sens. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), Barack Obama (Ill.), Joe Biden (Del.) and Christopher Dodd (Conn.) - missed the vote, as did Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz..), who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. ...
"seven Democrats" with a big "D"? Funny (not), I only count six, and yet not one testicle vertebrae between them.

Related: House Dems Introduce Anti-Torture Bill

Thursday, November 8, 2007

More Wily than Willey, Alan Colmes Rips Dissembling Clinton Accuser to Shreds

On Wed when Kathleen Willey went on H&C to promote her new Hillary bashing book I'm sure she expected to be treated with the same kid gloves by the pliant media she had been accustomed to, and for his part Sean Hannity played that role as well as ever, but that all ended when it was Alan Colmes' turn.

Colmes, breaking out from his role as the strawman liberal patsy on the Republican News Network, had clearly done his homework this time and came armed with Linda Tripp’s sworn grand jury testimony that directly contradicted her claims. He then put up Independent Counsel Robert Ray's report that further damaged her credibility.

The 9 pg final report “Investigation of Allegations Made by Kathleen E. Willey” (pdf) from the Independent Council investigation of President Clinton had concluded:
Willey’s Jones deposition testimony differed from her grand jury testimony on material aspects of the alleged incident. She said at her deposition that she could not recall whether President Clinton succeeded in kissing her50 and that he did not fondle her. [...]

The Independent Counsel agreed not to prosecute Willey for any offense arising out of the investigation, including false statements in her Jones deposition, so long as she cooperated fully and truthfully with the investigation. Following that first immunity agreement, Willey gave false information to the FBI about her sexual relationship with a former boyfriend, and acknowledged having lied about it when the agents confronted her with contradictory evidence. [...]

Linda Tripp’s testimony that Willey had a previous romantic interest in President Clinton (and appeared to view his alleged advances positively) departed from Willey’s testimony. Tripp’s cooperation with this Office in the Lewinsky investigation ultimately yielded evidence about President Clinton’s conduct with Monica Lewinsky that was contrary to the President’s testimony. Thus, evidence supplied by Linda Tripp regarding Willey that was consistent with President Clinton’s testimony would likely be favorably received by a jury.*
This is the same woman who has made allegations that the Clintons had her husband killed, had her cat killed and left its skull on her porch, had her tires slashed, and more recently she claimed they had her home broken into and stole the manuscript to this tall tell-all (no, I won't link to any of that, but it's out there). I'd like to think that after this disaster of a book interview she would finally seek the professional help she desperately needs, but I won't hold my breath. Unfortunately you can bet that lots and lots more of this is what we have to look forward to if Hillary is the nominee.

FEMA Protecting Its Employees, Not Evacuees

There are still 50,000 families forced to live in FEMA trailers ever since Hurricane Katrina. Trailers in which the levels of formaldehyde present in the air are so high, CBS has obtained emails that indicate the agency is prohibiting its employees from even briefly stepping inside them, and despite agency claims "that it is still working on the formaldehyde problem," it isn't.
In July the head of the agency told Congress he was working quickly to deal with the toxic formaldehyde issue.

“FEMA and the CDC are scheduled to begin Phase One of a study in the Gulf Coast within the next few weeks,” said FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison.

Now FEMA says the study has been halted - not a single trailer tested.

The stated reason: the agency says it needs to identify "action levels for responding to the results."

In other words, when FEMA finds high levels of the toxic fumes, the agency still doesn't know what to do about it.
Sadly, this is exactly what we can expect as long as the party that doesn't believe in government is heading our government. Ever since Ronald Reagan's inaugural speech when he declared “Government isn’t the solution; it is the problem,” Republicans could hardly have done more to make sure it is the case.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Bill Moyers on What's Wrong With Our Corporate Media

FCC's New Attempt at Allowing Local Media Monopolies

Four years ago, without public input, the FCC rolled back 30 yr old rules that limited a single company’s ability to be able to dominate local TV, newspaper and radio media markets. Thankfully, the rules changes triggered a massive public response and through legislation and lawsuit, they were defeated. Now FCC chair Kevin Martin is attempting to do it again by trying to push through a similar set of changes allowing further media consolidation as soon as December 18.

Already there are just six companies that own most of the major sources of our information in our country: newspapers, television stations, radio stations, and cable systems. It is harmful to the public discourse and these giants are even a threat to our democracy. This time we needn't wait until after we have been sandbagged. You can help stop it from happening by contacting Congress (through Common Cause's form letter at that link or through the 'Contact Congress' widget on the right) and the FCC now to stop Kevin Martin before he gets away with slipping this one by us.

Bill Moyers then goes one further and focuses on one glaring example of how our media is already failing us today:

The Corporate Media Blackout of Anti-War Protests
BILL MOYERS: It's important who owns the press, as we've just seen and heard...but it's also important who decides what is news.

Why wasn't it news last weekend when more than 100,000 people turned out in 11 cities across the country to protest the occupation of Iraq ... but if you blinked while watching the national news, you wouldn't have known it was a story? ...(transcript)
It's no wonder why groups like Code Pink must go to such lengths to make sure the overwhelming voice of public opinion against the occupation of Iraq isn't ignored entirely. Thank goodness we at least still have Bill Moyers to help make sure that doesn't happen.

As always you can watch the full episodes on the PBS website.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Breaking: Condi Rice, Stephen Hadley and Elliot Abrams Subpoenaed in AIPAC Case

AP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other senior intelligence officials will be subpoenaed to discuss their conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in an espionage case.

Lawyers for two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists facing espionage charges have subpoenaed Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams and several others to testify at their trial next year. Prosecutors had challenged the subpoenas in federal court.
The facts surrounding the case are complicated. Basically ...
Lawrence Anthony Franklin, a Department of Defense official, was caught red-handed giving highly classified papers to two officials, Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, of AIPAC—in part, concerning U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and the war on terrorism. But from the carefully worded indictment, it is clear that a lot more may have been going on. ...(more)
If Rice, Hadley and Abrams are forced to take the stand, we're sure to find out a lot more.

CPSC Head and Toy Industry In Bed While Our Kids Suck Lead

Just three days ago Speaker Nancy Pelosi was calling for Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Nancy Nord to resign after she fired off a couple of letters to Congress opposing tougher legislation that would strengthen the agency she heads that is supposed to oversee the safety of consumer goods, echoing White House concerns that favored industry profits over the health and welfare of consumers, especially children in the wake of recall after recall and the revelation that the CPSC has only one full-time employee that tests toys.

Well, as it turns out, Nancy Nord should have taken Pelosi's advice and left to spend more time with her family while the getting was good. CNN had WaPo's Elizabeth Williamson on this morning to discuss her article today which reveals that Nord "and her predecessor have taken dozens of trips at the expense of the toy, appliance and children's furniture industries and others they regulate" while parents were buying millions of lead-tainted toys. In addition some of the trips actually "were sponsored by lobbying groups and lawyers representing the makers of products linked to consumer hazards."


Raw Story Roundup

Thirty senators warn Bush has no authority on Iran
Bush to Congress: Heed Osama's warnings, not Code Pink
We don't get it: South Carolina Democrats nix Colbert bid
'Dog' Bounty Hunter show suspended for N-word rants
Attack: Bush calls out Dems, MoveOn, Code Pink in speech
Huckabee blames Bill Clinton for rapist-murderer's release
Taxes increasingly fund religious groups
'Bearded' Osama video fake? - Cheney's dog was Sith Lord
CNN: 'Pressured' resignation in another GOP gay scandal
Students feel betrayed by Fox on climate
'Curve ball' fake informant named
MyDD: Plain Dealer Shoots Itself In the Foot With Blogger Firing
DKos: Child abuse allegations haunt Giuliani
HuffPo: Congresswoman's bid to ban Blackwater
Because a perfectly good raw story (or even a bad one) shouldn't just disappear down the memory hole.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Latest GOP Gay Sex Hypocrite Scandal

Proving he's no Larry Craig, this latest of three Republican officials in as many months to be caught soliciting gay sex has resigned.

If you want to know more, Pam has all the lurid details about the homophobic anti-gay voting GOP State Rep. Richard Curtis, "who "engaged in mutual sexual activities" with male escort/porn actor Cody Castagna."

Full Democratic Presidential Debate at Drexel University 10-30-07 *

* All except for the final few minutes as the debate ran over its scheduled time

Also see the ABC News Iowa Democratic Debate 8-19-07