From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON, July 30 — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service raided the Alaska home of Senator Ted Stevens on Monday in search of evidence about his relationship to a businessman who oversaw a remodeling project that almost doubled the size of the senator’s house, federal law enforcement officials said.
The decision to raid the home suggests that the corruption investigation focused on Mr. Stevens, a long-serving Republican and former chairman, has taken on new urgency.
The businessman, Bill J. Allen, the founder of an oil fields service company that has won tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts with the senator’s help, has pleaded guilty to bribing state legislators.
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Filed under Alaska, Ben Stevens, Bill Allen, Bob Penney, Corruption, Don Young, FBI, humor, IRS, Lisa Murkowski, movies, parody, Republicans, Scandals, snark, Ted Stevens, VECO
From The Independent:
Gordon Brown tried to “move on” from the disaster in Iraq as he held his first meeting last night with President George Bush since becoming Prime Minister.
Speaking to journalists during his flight to Washington, Mr Brown remarkably made no mention of Iraq in what was seen as an attempt to distance himself from what has become known in Britain as “Blair’s war”.
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To the tune of Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (written by Trevor Peacock, performed by Herman’s Hermits):
Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter,
Things are messy over in Iraq,
It’s so sad, Bush says things are on track,
He’s either lying, or the asshole is on crack.
Filed under Chimpy, Darfur, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Gordon Brown, Great Britain, Guantanamo, humor, Iran, Iraq War, movies, music parody, parody, politics, snark, Sudan, Tony Blair
Al Fredo has put aside even the veneer of respect or reverence for…
the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Filed under Alberto Gonzales, Chimpy, Congress, Corruption, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, humor, Impeachment, Justice Department, Karl Rove, Republicans, Senate Judiciary Committee, snark, White House scandals
Dan Froomkin at the Washington Post:
An apparent lie by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales could be easily cleared up, White House spokesman Tony Snow says — but doing so would require discussing matters that must remain classified in order to protect national security.
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Filed under Alberto Gonzales, Chimpy, CIA, FBI, Fred Fielding, Gang of Eight, General Michael Hayden, George W. Bush, House Judiciary Committee, humor, James Comey, John Negroponte, Justice Department, NSA, parody, politics, Republicans, Robert Mueller, snark, Tony Snow, White House scandals
Faux News White House Press Secretary Tony Snow did quite a tap dance today while trying to defend Attorney General Alberto Gonazles. He said that Al Fredo did not lie about his visit to the ailing then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, but he can’t tell us how he didn’t lie because what was spoken about was classified. Huh? If it was classified, then didn’t Al Fredo and then-White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card break the law when they spoke about classified stuff in an unsecured hospital room? I’m confused, Tony!!
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Maybe some quotes straight from Tony will help me understand.
Filed under Alberto Gonzales, Andrew Card, Chimpy, Chris Matthews, Fox News, George W. Bush, Gonzogate, Hardball, humor, James Comey, John Ashcroft, John McCain, John Negroponte, Justice Department, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Tony Snow, TSP, White House scandals
From the Washington Post:
President Bush is a competitive guy. But this is one contest he would rather lose. With 18 months left in office, he is in the running for most unpopular president in the history of modern polling.
The latest Washington Post-ABC News survey shows that 65 percent of Americans disapprove of Bush’s job performance, matching his all-time low.
Oh, the stink of scandal in the morning!
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Filed under Alberto Gonzales, Chimpy, Comic books, FEMA, George W. Bush, Gonzogate, Guantanamo, GWOT, humor, Immigration, Iraq War, Justice Department, parody, politics, Republicans, Richard Nixon, snark, White House scandals
Just when you think that things are bad in D.C., we find out it’s worse than we thought!! Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Well, I use the word testified loosely, as he mostly obfuscated and tried to dodge the questions. One area that the senators delved into was the Gonzales/Andrew Card visit to former Attorney General John “Make-the-Eagle-Sore” Ashcroft when he was post-operative and sedated in intensive care. Al Fredo finally cleared up any confusion by explaining that he, then
Chimpy’s George W. Bush’s White House counsel, and Card had cooked up a big pot of chicken soup for Ashcroft and wanted to deliver it to him before it got cold. Oh, that and to have the loopy-on-meds Ashcroft sign off on an illegal warrantless wiretapping program. I’ll let The Arizona Republic tell you about it:
In May, former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified that Gonzales and then-White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card had pressured Ashcroft in March 2004 to reauthorize the program as Ashcroft lay gravely ill in a hospital bed.
Comey said the Bush administration ran the program without the Justice Department’s approval for up to three weeks in 2004, nearly triggering a mass resignation of the nation’s top law enforcement officials.
Gonzales said the hospital visit had taken place only after the so-called “Gang of Eight” top congressional and intelligence committee leaders from both parties had told him to proceed with the program despite Comey’s opposition.
See what I mean!! Gangs in Congress!!!! Poor Gonzy! I would have been scared, too, faced with this bunch of hooligans:
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The Gang of 8 (clockwise from top left: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Jane Harman (D-CA), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Porter Goss (R-FL), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Tom Delay (R-
LeavenworthTX), Bill Frist (R-TN), Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Filed under Alberto Gonzales, Andrew Card, Bill Frist, Chimpy, Gang of Eight, George W. Bush, Gonzogate, humor, James Comey, Jane Harman, Jay Rockefeller, John Ashcroft, Justice Department, movies, Nancy Pelosi, parody, Pat Roberts, politics, Porter Goss, Senate Judiciary Committee, snark, Tom Daschle, Tom Delay, White House scandals, Wiretaps
Al Fredo is going back to Capitol Hill today!! Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), sent Gonzo a list of questions so he would be able to refresh his Swiss cheese memory before coming to testify. The title will give you an idea of what it covered:
Leahy Sends Attorney General Questions In Advance Of Judiciary Panel’s Oversight Hearing
…Judiciary Chairman Seeks Answers On U.S. Attorney Firings, NSL Abuses, Domestic Surveillance Program, Internal DOJ Probes, Among Other Matters
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Filed under Alberto Gonzales, Andrew Card, Bradley Schlozman, Chimpy, FBI, George W. Bush, Gonzogate, House Judiciary Committee, Iraq War, James Comey, John Ashcroft, Justice Department, Karl Rove, Kyle Sampson, Monica Goodling, National Secority Letters, parody, Patrick Leahy, Patriot Act, Paul McNulty, politics, Republicans, Senate Judiciary Committee, snark, Steven Bradbury, television, Torture, White House scandals, Wiretaps