Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Journey deep into the Kingdon of Idiots

I was in one of the deeper enclaves of the Kingdom of Idiots.

One could say I am nitpicking. But I really do not like 60 minutes, anything that does not fit their storyline ends up on the cutting room floor.

Here is my exchange with Count highhopes
The Outing of Valerie Plame
I love how they criticized Novak for naming the CIA front company Valerie Plame used.
However they left out the part where Mr. Novak states that was the company she said she worked for when she donated to the Al Gore campaign.

Just a inconvenient fact to seeBS.
Heir to the Throne:
That's an odd thing to bring up. It means something to you? Libby's lawyer, Joseph A. Tate, is a well-known, rather large contributor to the Democratic party and its candidates. What do you make of that? Is that also an "inconvenient fact?" It's difficult to see what you are getting at.
seeBS/60 minutes gave the impression that Mr. Novak/The White House named the CIA front company Valerie Plame to get back at her.

Leaving out the part where Mr. Novak states that was the company she said she worked for when she donated to the Al Gore campaign does not help give that impression.
Heir to the Throne:
I don't know what Tom Delay's lawyer has to do with the Plame case. Nothing I would suppose. Why do you ask?

I'm still puzzled why you think Valerie Plame making a contribution to a Democratic candidate is an "inconvenient fact."

Your understanding is that the 60 Minutes producers and editors purposely left out this "inconvenient fact" in an effort to falsely leave the impression Novak was trying to "get back" at Valerie Plame? Who could come to this impression? I don't understand. Why would Novak be trying to "get back" at Valerie Plame? Are you certain you aren't the only person that got this impression? I did not. It would never occurred to me that Novak has any reason to "get back" at Valerie Plame. What did she do to him?

As far as I can see, Novak outed the CIA agent and then for good measure he outed a CIA dummy corporation used by agents for covert purposes. I think we can both agree he did exactly those things. You say the addition of pointing out that Plame made a contribution to a Democratic candidate is a significant "inconvenient fact" that somehow changes these basic facts? I don't see how. I don't understand your reasoning. I don't understand how you got the impression that Novak has a reason to "get back" at Valerie Plame. I don't see how you came to the conclusion that 60 Minutes' omission of a campaign contribution forced this false impression upon you.
You mentioned Libby's lawyer is a democrat. My mention of Delay's lawyer being a democrat was to illustrate that your statement of Libby's lawyer being a democrat is meaningless.

It is not about the campaign contribution. It is about 60 minutes editing of Mr. Novak's statement as to why he mentioned her CIA front company. They make it appear that he just said Valerie Plame worked for this company which is a CIA front company instead of she donated to Al Gore and listed them as her employer.
That is the inconvenient fact.
"In recent years, she told people she worked at an energy consulting firm called “Brewster-Jennings & Associates.”

Robert Novak, the columnist who first printed her name, revealed that, too. “And she listed herself as an employee of Brewster-Jennings & Associates. There is no such firm, I'm convinced,” Novak said on CNN."

Here is the full quote
The name of the CIA front company was broadcast yesterday by Novak, the syndicated journalist who originally identified Plame. Novak, highlighting Wilson's ties to Democrats, said on CNN that Wilson's "wife, the CIA employee, gave $1,000 to Gore and she listed herself as an employee of Brewster-Jennings & Associates."

"There is no such firm, I'm convinced," he continued. "CIA people are not supposed to list themselves with fictitious firms if they're under a deep cover -- they're supposed to be real firms, or so I'm told. Sort of adds to the little mystery."

Links of the Day

Pardon For Libby
You Know How You Can Tell When Joe Wilson Is Telling A Lie?
The indictment, take 2
Top Ten Kos Kidz Reactions to the Alito Nomination
Before Novak, The Joe Wilson Speech that Made Clear His Agenda
Dump the special prosecutor law
Quotes to remember
At The Behest Of The Comedy Channel
Sony Attacks PC's Worldwide With DRM Rootkit
Libby's Defense?: Materiality
Don't blame feminism.
"So was the feminist movement some sort of cruel hoax?"
Will the Dems now force the House into closed session?
Scenes from the Mainstream Media
Vanity Fair Excerpts Mary Mapes’ New Book Highlighting Rathergate
Pro-Choice? Who's Pro-Choice?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Duchess Lynn Cullen calls for impeachment of George W. Bush

Yesterday, a local talkshow host (Duchess in the Kingdom of Idiots) Lynn Cullen was complaining about the Wall Street Journal "doublestandard" on perjury. She also said that even if Fitzgerald found no wrongdoing, we should impeach George W. Bush based on what she read (i.e. New York Times) and her "critical thinking".

I sent her the following email:
"From the WSJ editorial page
"Let's stipulate that the law is the law, and if Bush
Administration officials lied to a grand jury in the
clear and obvious way that Bill Clinton did, they
should be prosecuted."

That is why you did not read it.

It is nice to know you now see perjury as a crime.
However only if it is a republican.

I also love you calling for the impeachment of George
W. Bush based on your "critical thinking" about the
"lies" for the war with Iraq. You claimed that even if
Fitzgerald found no wrongdoing George W. Bush should
still be impeached because you know the administration
is guilty.

Let me use the same standard with Bill Clinton. Based
on my "critical thinking" even if Star found no
wrongdoing, Bill Clinton should still be impeached for
File/China Gate because I know the administration is

And no I do not accept your B.S. Clinton is not the
president dodge."

The end comment is because when Lynn is shown how the Clinton Administration
did the same or worst as the Bush Administration, she screams out "
Clinton is not the
president anymore". That and "Can't you
republicans get over Clinton".

Links of the Day

A Memo To Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison: Please Shut Up
Leonard Pitts on Moral Authority
DNC Chair Howard Dean reaches across the aisle...
Cindy Sheehan To Tie Herself To White House Fence
4 to go and Cindy can’t wait
Howard Dean: Liar
2006: A Race Odyssey

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Links of the Day

The NY Times Says: The ‘Myth’ of Liberal Hollywood Is Over!
ex-FEMA Director Mike Brown Testifies: Lousiana Dysfunctional
More Clever Wording on Abortion from the L.A. Times
Cindy Sheehan Arrested
Apt Description of the Recent “Anti-War” Protest
Bill, Janet, MSM: KISS MY ASS!
We Just Want the TRUTH! . . . Even if We Have to Lie to Get It
"Ashamed Republican" Is An Embarrassed Democrat
It Takes A Thief ...
When Johnny Met Cindy
Second Amendment Hypocrites: Senators Schumer and Feinstein Pack Heat
Mr. Stick Figure Attends the Michael Brown Hearing
BS From Media Matters
Fanning the Flames of Homophobia
Self-styled Gay Activist John Aravosis DELIVERS! (updated to highlight the homophobic Rethuglican response to Dreier's rumored penchant for enjoying the man love)

Truth about Katrina - MSM gets it wrong

Reporting Rumor as fact
More Hurricane Katrina: Folklore vs. Fact
MSM's Excuse For Reporting Hyperbolic Rumors After Katrina? Black People Just Make Shit Up!
Did you enjoy your spastic outburst?
Jeff Jarvis channels Dan Rather

Rathergate - Dan and Mary still in denial

Still Crazy After All These Years
Fake But True
Rathergate - Rather And Mapes Still Don't Get It
A Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
Why Do You Need To Pay Attention To The Content Of Fake Memos?
Rather's Comforting Words for Mapes: 'F--k 'Em All'

Sunday, September 11, 2005

F*ck the Mainstream Media

Kerry-supporting, anti-war “conservative” Andrew Sullivan (who, let’s face it, he’s a hirsute Josh Marshall with a nicer apartment and a bear fetish)
If Fred Phelps started taking pictures of AIDS victims to try to show people the price of being gay, Sullivan would be throwing a shit-fit of epic proportions. But apparently using the innocent victims of a hurricane is the best way of being a BRAVE TRUTH TELLER!
Oh. And that nobody was calling for photos of those bodies falling from the towers once they hit the ground? Skip that. Muddies the argument.


THE PRESS WANTS TO SHOW BODIES from Katrina. It didn't want to show bodies, or jumpers, on 9/11, for fear that doing so would inflame the public.

I can only conclude that this time around, the press thinks it's a good thing to inflame the public. What could the difference be?

don't know her name, but she works for MSNBC. My apologies for my wordage, but this wench didn't know what the hell was going on. She made up 75% of what she was saying and exaggerated about 95% of everything that she did know. The message: do you want to be a reporter? All you need to do is have a pretty face and buy a Thesaurus!

Links of the Week

Blanco Paralyzed by Fear
USS Bataan: the dog that didn’t bark?
Tom Ridge’s Duct Tape
Nagin blames Blanco for needless deaths
Quote Of The Day #2: Journalists Who Are Long On Opinions And Short On Knowledge...
What The MSM Isn't Telling You About The Feds' Response To Katrina
Snopes Discovers “Fake But Accurate”
My hunch of the night
Kanye West Speaks
FEMA Response Not The Issue
Kinsley on Katrina: Not Bush’s Fault
My Perimeter Has Been Breached
McCain Violates His Own Silly Law
The Ultimate Airbrush
The Paypal Fiasco: In Summary
Deja Spew
Katrina Stuff
Lest We Forget The Role Of The Media
New York Times Prints False Story About Geraldo Rivera
The Disaster effort: How do we grade it now?
More Katrina Thoughts
Specter again floats the notion that Roe is a "superprecedent"
Calm Down And Let’s Get This Right
Don’t Just Blame The Feds
The Kingfish is Dead
CNN's Soledad O'Brien given the verbal smackdown by NOLA resident
Hurricane Katrina: The ‘K’ stands for ‘Klan’
More, from the IMAGE IS EVERTHING files (updated to note Miss Alli's STIFLING OF DISSENT!
Always More Government. Always.
We Failed You? Try Again.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Links of the Week - hurricane Katrina edition

America’s Tsunami?
The Future, as I Remember It
New Orleans is Gone
Where Was Supernanny This Week?
Katrina’s aftermath blogging
Let the Blame Game commence
Dear Pandagon: FOAD
The perils of premature pontification
Politicization of the Katrina Disaster
Burying The Lede
I've had it with people blaming this crisis on Bush, so here's a documented list of state and local failures
More on the National Guard response
Louisana: No, we’ll handle it ...
Democrats are dangerous
A New Low for the MSM?
CYA is a Big Job in a Town With as Many Asses as New Orleans
Poll: Americans blame poor government response to Katrina at all levels

Links of the Week

That's Torn It
Charles Murray on group differences
Sheehan: Gold Star moms are "Brainwashed murder and mayhem moms"
The Anti-War Left's ""We Support the Use of U.S. Military Force" Contract
What The Hell Is In The Water?
Bolton: stiring up trouble or doing his job?
Camp Casey Diary From A CQ Reader
More Dots Missing From The Omission Commission
Saint Cindy Slams Mothers Of Lost Sons Who Support The War
Chavez To Complain To UN About American Free Speech
Department Of Justice Focusing On Porn Over Illegal Immigration, Corruption
Three More Remember ID'ing Mohammad Atta
US Has Three Times The Oil of Saudi Arabia, Locked In Shale
Saddam/Sept. 11 Link Ignored By 9/11 Commission
9/11 Commission Suppressed Evidence of Links Between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein
From the Belly of the Beast
Able Danger: Hearing Will Be Public
His Gun Control Was Good Enough, If Not Ideal
Wal-Mart Employees Finding Ways to Unionize