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Thursday, October 06, 2005

You're Not Privy to All the New Shit

Back after a quick time-out, yo.

You probably read the Dobson stuff yesterday, but...WTF:

From the Daily Kos:
Dobson dedicated his entire half-hour RADIO SHOW to the Miers nomination today. Below is my short write-up of what he had to say:

Dobson is clearly conflicted about this, at times literally begging the Lord for guidance.

He went on the claim that "I'm getting calls from members of Congress saying 'tell us your take on this, we're not sure what we think of Harriet Miers.'"
That's just great.

"James, could you do our jobs for us?"

A wonderful example of THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, isn't it?
He then admitted "It was leaked to the media that I've had conversations with Karl Rove and the White House, which is true."

He said "There is so much in the balance [with this nominee], there is no way to put it into words . . . Because of that, Dobson is begging the Lord: "If this is not the person you want on that Supreme Court, all you have to do is tell me so, and do it through any means you want."
"THIS IS THE PERSON I WANT ON THE SUPREME COURT."

"But, I just asked you to tell me if this is 'not' the person you want on the Supreme Court."

"AND I'M TELLING YOU THAT THIS 'IS' THE PERSON I WANT ON THE SUPREME COURT."

"But...but -- "

"NO 'BUTS,' JAMES."

"But...I just asked you to tell me if this is 'not' the person you want on the Supreme Court."

"JESUS CHRIST, JAMES! SHE'S GOT THE F'ING NOD!"
He finally then discussed why he is supporting Miers, saying "I can't reveal it all, because I do know things that I'm privy to that I can't describe, because of confidentiality."
DUDE - Look, I've got certain information, certain things have come to light, and uh, has it ever occurred to you, man, that given the nature of all this new shit, that, uh, instead of running around blaming me, that this whole thing might just be, not, you know, not just such a simple, but uh--you know?

LEBOWSKI - What in God's holy name are you blathering about?

DUDE - I'll tell you what I'm blathering about! I got information--new shit has come to light and--shit, man! She kidnapped herself!
He then states that Miers "is a deeply committed Christian" and that people who know her have all told him that "she will not be a disappointment."

"I believe in trusting this president and this time because of the stand that he has taken and the way he has implemented it consistently for four and a half years.

When you put that with all the other information that I have been able to gather - and you'll have to trust me on this one - when you know some of the things that I know, THAT I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T KNOW, that take me in this direction, you will understand why I have said, with fear and trepidation, why I have said why I believe that Harriet Miers will be a good justice."
DUDE - Well sure, look at it! Young trophy wife, I mean, in the parlance of our times, owes money all over town, including to known pornographers -- and that's cool, that's cool -- but I'm saying, she needs money, and of course they're gonna say they didn't get it 'cause she wants more, man, she's gotta feed the monkey, I mean -- hasn't that ever occurred to you...? Sir?

LEBOWSKI - No. No, Mr. Lebowski, that had not occurred to me.

BRANDT - That had not occurred to us, Dude.

DUDE - Well, okay, YOU'RE NOT PRIVY TO ALL THE NEW SHIT, so uh, you know, but that's what you pay me for. Speaking of which, would it be possible for me to get my twenty grand in cash?

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Back to Dobson's final statement:
"When you put that with all the other information that I have been able to gather - and you'll have to trust me on this one - WHEN YOU KNOW SAOME OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW, THAT I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T KNOW, that take me in this direction, you will understand why I have said, with fear and trepidation, why I have said why I believe that Harriet Miers will be a good justice."
Possible "things" that Dobson knows that he probably shouldn't know.

1. Oswald was not the only shooter.

2. The Holy Grail 'is' the Tomb of the Magdalen.

3. Most of our world leaders 'are' descendents of a powerful alien race called "The Greys."

4. The Treasuure of the Knights Templar is buried off the coast of Nova Scotia.

5. Tom Cruise is an OTVII (Operational Thetan to the 7th degree).

6. The bloodline of Christ must be protected at all costs!

7. Iron Maiden's next DVD ("Death on the Road") comes out on November 22nd.

8. Flight 93 was shot down by US fighter jets.

9. Your social security number actually dictates how much money you're "allowed" to make in your lifetime.

10. There's a big "Eyes Wide Shut" kind of party this weekend...somewhere in Manhattan. But you won't get in if you're not a descendnt of the Greys. Or a top Mason. Or a member of the Illuminati. So don't try. Or you'll die.

11. Greg Behrendt's new book ("It's Called a Break-up Because It's Broken") is in stores now.

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Do we care that Dobson "knows things that he probably shouldn't know?"

If you were a United States Senator...would you care?

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Moving on...

The rumors re: possible indictments in Rove-gate are swirling today.

US officials brace for decisions in CIA leak case

Excerpts:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal prosecutor investigating who leaked the identity of a CIA operative is expected to signal within days whether he intends to bring indictments in the case, legal sources close to the investigation said on Wednesday.

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The inquiry has ensnared President George W. Bush's top political adviser, KARL ROVE, and Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "SCOOTER" LIBBY. The White House had long maintained that Rove and Libby had nothing to do with the leak but reporters have since named them as sources.
Gonna take this opportunity to remind y'all of Bush's "stance" on professional conduct and ethics in the "workplace."

Our Kid whipped of this memo for his "employees" shortly after taking office in January of 2001. You know, back when the Bushies were trying to restore "honor and integrity" to the White House:
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Standards of Official Conduct

Everyone who enters into public service for the United States has a duty to the American people to maintain the highest standards of integrity in Government. I ask you to ensure that all personnel within your departments and agencies are familiar with, and faithfully observe, applicable ethics laws and regulations, including the following general principles from the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch:

(1) Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws, and ethical principles above private gain.

(2) Employees shall not hold FINANCIAL INTERESTS that conflict with the conscientious performance of duty.

(3) Employees shall not engage in financial transactions using nonpublic Government information or allow the improper use of such information to further any private interest.

(4) An employee shall not, except as permitted by applicable law or regulation, solicit or accept any gift or other item of monetary value from any person or entity seeking official action from, doing business with, or conducting activities regulated by the employee's agency, or whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the employee's duties.

(5) Employees shall put forth honest effort in the performance of their duties.

(6) Employees shall not knowingly make unauthorized commitments or promises of any kind purporting to bind the Government.

(7) Employees shall not use PUBLIC OFFICE FOR PRIVATE GAIN.

(8) Employees shall act impartially and not give preferential treatment to any private organization or individual.

(9) Employees shall protect and conserve Federal property and shall not use it for other than authorized activities.

(10) Employees shall not engage in outside employment or activities, including seeking or negotiating for employment, that conflict with official Government duties and responsibilities.

(11) Employees shall disclose waste, FRAUD, ABUSE, and CORRUPTION to appropriate authorities.

(12) Employees shall satisfy in good faith their obligations as citizens, including all just financial obligations, especially those -- such as Federal, State, or local taxes -- that are imposed by law.

(13) Employees shall adhere to all laws and regulations that provide equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.

(14) Employees shall endeavor to AVOID ANY ACTIONS CREATING THE APPEARANCE that they are violating applicable law or the ethical standards in applicable regulations.

Executive branch employees should also be fully aware that their post-employment activities with respect to LOBBYING and other forms of representation will be bound by the restrictions of 18 U.S.C. 207.

Please thank the personnel of your departments and agencies for their commitment to maintain the highest standards of integrity in Government as we serve the American people.

GEORGE W. BUSH
Again...

"Employees shall endeavor to AVOID ANY ACTIONS CREATING THE APPEARANCE that they are violating applicable law or the ETHICAL STANDARDS in applicable regulations."

Got that?

We'll see what happens with Rove and Libby.

The above mentioned memo doesn't apply to them.

Obviously.

More later...

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