I am not going to spend much time on the Cheney incident since the MSM is running with it non stop, including FOX and its canned, taped, edited and vetted interview with Cheney. Nonetheless, I've posted a few pieces below that one won't read or hear about in the mainstream news sources. The real story, of course, is not one on an accidental shooting. The story is about another Bush cover-up and the overwhelming and extraordinary arrogance of an irresponsible and heartless GOP administration. Or maybe this whole shooting thing is merely a Rove driven distraction to keep our sites off the real horror shows that are currently playing under the Bush Administration. One can never be sure.
The Bush Administration is known for its self-righteous, and God-fearing proselytizing on the values of personal responsibility and accountability. However, the rule of personal integrity may apply to all Americans, but certainly not to the Bush/Cheney folks. They play by a different kind of value system. Morals are for the clueless masses.
The double standard theory isn't playing well here in Texas. LS
Below is a wonderful piece written by Molly Ivins. Found on Alternate.org
"DICK CHENEY GOES HUNTING"
Ken sent the great piece below from The Huffington Post, written by R.J. Eskow
There are also a couple of other interesting articles on the Cheney incident posted on this site.
"CHENEY'S CHAPPAQUIDDICK II: THE REAL STORY EMERGES
WHO'S FAULT IS IT? THE GUY WHO SHOOTS THE VICTIM OR THE VICTIM FOR BEING THERE?
Cheney, acting President of the United States and GOP Puppet Master stepped up to the plate today and publicly took responsibility for his hunting accident, in an “interview” with none other than Fake Fox News, but only after he was forced to do so by relentless and angry questioning by the mainstream media and pressure from within the White House.
BUT THEN, MAYBE CHENEY’S ACCIDENTIAL SHOOTING OF A FRIEND IS A ROVE MANIPULATED DISTRACTION?
Anything is possible under Cheney and Rove. Maybe we started nuking Iran over the weekend and don’t know it yet because Cheney shot his friend instead of a quail.
Interesting observation by PM Carpenter
CHENEY’S SHOOTING A DISTRACTION FROM THE BURNING GEO-POLITICAL ISSUES AT HAND?
Enough about Cheney and Rove. With any luck, Rove will be occupying a jail cell in the near future and Cheney will ride off into the sunset with his gun at his side, or maybe he and Rove will become roomies. LS
MOVING ON TO OTHER NEWS IN THE BUSH/CHENEY REIGN OF ARROGANCE, INEPTITUDE AND PROPAGANDA
ABRAMOFF BOASTS OF RELATIONSHIP WITH ROVE
Rove serves as the White House's Puppet Master when Cheney is off shooting friends instead of quail. LS
Another great find on Raw Story.com
Abramoff contacted presidential advisor Karl Rove on at least four occasions to help arrange a meeting, the witness said.
Finally, the former associate said, Rove's office called to tell Abramoff that the Malaysian leader soon would be getting an official White House invitation.
Neither the former Abramoff associate nor any others who spoke about the Malaysian contacts wanted their names used, out of fear they might damage future business opportunities.
In May 2002, Mahathir met with Bush in the Oval Office; his photograph with the president was beamed around the world.
Abramoff received $1.2 million from the Malaysian government for his lobbying services in 2001 and 2002, the former associate said. Documents obtained by Senate investigators appear to confirm at least $900,000 of that amount.
JACK AND KARL
THE WIRETAPPING ISSUE MAY BE GETTING HUGE
From the Associated Press International.
A former NSA employee said Tuesday there is another ongoing top-secret surveillance program that might have violated millions of Americans' Constitutional rights.
Russell D. Tice told the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations he has concerns about a "special access" electronic surveillance program that he characterized as far more wide-ranging than the warrentless wiretapping recently exposed by the New York Times but he is forbidden from discussing the program with Congress.
WHISTLE BLOWER SAYS NSA VIOLATIONS BIGGER
SENATOR BYRD SEEKS NSA PROBE
Another remarkable piece found on Raw Story.com
SENATOR BYRD ASKS FOR PROBE OF NSA
THE GIFT THAT WON'T QUIT GIVING: BUSH AND CHENEY TO GIVE $7 BILLION TO OIL COMPANIES
Ken sent this piece from the New York Times yesterday. As he said, this article will make your blood boil. LS
Indeed, Mr. Bush and House Republicans are trying to kill a one-year, $5 billion windfall profits tax for oil companies that the Senate passed last fall.
Moreover, the projected largess could be just the start. Last week, Kerr-McGee Exploration and Development, a major industry player, began a brash but utterly serious court challenge that could, if it succeeds, cost the government another $28 billion in royalties over the next five years.
In what administration officials and industry executives alike view as a major test case, Kerr-McGee told the Interior Department last week that it planned to challenge one of the government's biggest limitations on royalty relief if it could not work out an acceptable deal in its favor. If Kerr-McGee is successful, administration projections indicate that about 80 percent of all oil and gas from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico would be royalty-free.
"It's one of the greatest train robberies in the history of the world," said Representative George Miller, a California Democrat who has fought royalty concessions on oil and gas for more than a decade. "It's the gift that keeps on giving."
BUSH AND CHENEY TO GIVE $7 BILLION TO OIL COMPANIES
THE COST OF GOP CORRUPTION
GOP BIG TIME FUNDRAISER IN OHIO, TOM NOE, IS CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING $1 MILLION FROM STATE'S WORKER COMPENSATION FUNDS.
Story found on Buzz Flash.com
ANOTHER GOP CROOK CAUGHT AND CHARGED
PHOTOS ON ABU GHARIB THAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO SQUELCH ARE RELEASED
I found the abhorrent photos on The Randi Rhodes Show
Naturally the repugnant photos were found on a foreign news source.
WARNING: they are very graphic. To be honest, I couldn't view all 15 of them. It is too much for me. I can't believe we've come to this. LS
THE PHOTOS BUSH DOES NOT WANT US TO SEE
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