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We do hope you enjoyed Will Ferrell's rendition of the Crawford Ranch in Texas, or the Beastie Boy's comment on impeaching "Tex." Next week you can look forward to this, and a great rebuttal (although if you listen to this show at 5:30 on Christmas eve, you need more to cheer you up than some Bush jokes).
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
"I have returned all contributions to my campaign committee and my leadership political action committee from tribes represented by Mr. Abramoff's law firm and from individuals employed by his law firm during the time he was at the firm...Even though those contributions were legal and fully reported as required by law, I will not knowingly keep even one dollar in contributions if there is even a remote possibility that they could have been the result of any action Mr. Abramoff might have taken."One of our faux political values in this country is bi-partisanship. Finally, something both sides can agree on: accepting "donations." Donations such as the golfing vacations, tickets to football and hockey games that Rep. Tom Delay, the former House Majority Leader. Besides the Abramoff scandal, Delay is already fighting off charges of money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Other charges claiming Delay and two associates conspired to violate Texas state election code were dropped from the case by a judge. A spokesperson for Delay made his case to the Houston Chronicle:
The term "manufactured" in this instance doesn't necessarily mean "innocent."
"[The] judge's decision to swiftly dismiss Ronnie Earle's baseless and manufactured indictment last week was the correct decision then, and it will be the correct decision when this hopeless attempt to appeal is ultimately rejected."
"The judge found the state conspiracy law did not apply to the election code until a year after the 2002 elections when the alleged violations occurred."
Meanwhile, Delay's controversial Texas redistricting plan is going to be brought before the Supreme Court. The Justices will decide whether the plan violated the Voting Rights Act by intentionally breaking up concentrations of minority voters in order to give Republicans an extra six congressional seats.Don't we all just wish that these were the good times of yester-year, when you could almost get impeached because of a dress, and Pokemon cards were still cool?
And for those who think that abuse and horrible prison conditions are as passe as the infamous picture of Lyndie England:
Mr. Khalilzad was asked about two Iraqi detention facilities from which some detainees had been transferred to the hospital, and to comment on remarks from some Iraqi interior ministry officials characterizing the handling of the detainees as slapping.
Added support for claims that the CIA used European airports to illegally transport detainees has been provided by the Council of Europe. The Council came to the conclusion that "the information gathered to date reinforced the credibility of the allegations concerning the transport and temporary detention of detainees outside all judicial procedure in European countries." There have also been further claims that the intelligence agencies of several yet unnamed European nations may have aided the CIA in its actions, without informing their governments.
Another facility inspected three days ago was, according to reports he had received, "overcrowded and not in good conditions."
All of this has come in the wake of Iraqi parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for Thursday. What, preytell, would the run up to elections be without the death of more US soldiers, or the denouncing of elections by Al Qaeda In Iraq and other militant organizations? It just wouldn't be Iraqi-style democracy.
Finally, 16 portions of the Patriot Act, are set to expire on the 31st. This has led Bush Administration officials to call for renewal of the act, which some see as a pillar of homeland security. Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, the sole original opponent of the act when it was first voted on in 2001, has stated his intentions to block the renewal of the act. Feingold cites privacy and civil rights violations as a basis for his opposition. He is joined in his opinion by several other senators, including Dick Durbin of Illinois and Colorado's own Ken Salazar. *Click here for full text of the Patriot Act*
Monday, December 12, 2005
Denver, CO: Join The Save Stan "Tookie" Williams Campaign, and The Armstrong (Romero) Family, in Our Quest for Justice and Ending OfficialBrutality, Torture, and Murder in America Block Party Protest Colorado State Capital 15th and Colfax Monday December 12, 2005, 3:00pm-6:00pmKeynote Speakers: Ernesto Vigil (Crusade for Justice), Ward Churchill(American Indian Movement), and Ramona Africa (MOVE). For more information, or to volunteer, contact Earl Armstrong (303)208-9138, Shareef Aleem (720) 436-7606, or Steve Nash (720) 309-1418.
Yeah, he's a lunatic, but he's our lunatic. Well, CU's at least.