Sunday, June 17, 2007

shit, nifong

Mike Nifong has surrendered his license to practice law, resigned and been disbarred, but he's still probably not finished with the consequences of hiding evidence exonerating Duke Lacrosse players. He probably faces responsibility of $3M of legal bills stemming from the legal bills of the accused and possible other forms of civil liability.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

WTF, Paris Hilton has Talent

Paris Hilton was dropped by her talent agency today.

The mind reels about what sort of sick joke her having talent is.

Here's a view of her parents leaving jail after visiting her, they said that jail was making her 'tired.' One can only assume they meant 'tiresome.'


George Bush announced Ed Gillespie as his senior counselor today. The previous counselor, who is in charge of making long term plans and strategies for the president, may not have been doing that great a job seeing as how GWB has no visible long term plan or strategy.

Repeatedly denying there's a problem isn't within the conventional meaning of 'strategy,' but I guess that's what you get sometimes. Hopefully Gillespie will do better than the previous counselor, who announced that he was planning to retire to spend more times with his wife and sons. 'Spend time with family' is the official Republican cover story for 'leave in shame because either Bush needed a scapegoat or person wasn't good at job.' It's the 'left the company to pursue other opportunities' of the political service.

Monday, June 11, 2007

the ugliest girl at the prom

Embattled US Attorney General Gonzales is the ugliest girl at the Federal prom and even his own party doesn't dance with him any more. Can the official non-confidence vote be far behind?

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Putin on the ritz

Vladimir Putin today warned that the US' attempt to build a missle shield in Europe were tantamount to starting a new cold war.

marty all the time, marty all the time...

Dick Marty, Council of Europe Investigator, gave the results of his study into secret CIA prisons for terrorists in Europe today -- there were prisons in Poland and Romania between 2003 and 2005, and they were authorized by the respective countries' executives.

Friday, June 8, 2007

this is lutecrous

"The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan represent the “main effort” in the war on terrorism, a general nominated as a top administration official said today. Army Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of the confirmation process to be assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan. The position is a new one, and the press has reduced the title to “war czar.” Lute is currently the Joint Staff’s operations director.

Lute said the greater Middle East and Central Asia regions will not succeed if Iraq and Afghanistan do not succeed.

“The stakes for these two countries are certainly high, as they are for all the countries in the region,” he said in his opening statement before the committee. “But the stakes for the United States are also high.”

If confirmed for the new position, Lute would report directly to President Bush. “I will brief him daily, and I will act on his instructions in fulfilling my duties,” Lute said. “I will work closely with National Security Advisor Steve Hadley to clarify priorities, establish milestones, provide follow-through and set the policy development agenda.”

The president officially nominated Lute to the new position May 15. Lute has met with members of Congress since then to discuss the nomination and legislators’ concerns. He said all people he has spoken with are concerned for the well-being and safety of U.S. personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Other sources are reporting he's dubious of the surge strategy, but I can't find a direct quote.