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Archive for July 18th, 2006

Videos:Gonzalez: Bush Blocked Wiretap Investigation, Joe Wilson on Olbermann, Ava Lowery Santorum Ad.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on July 18th, 2006 11:41 am by HL

Think Progress.org

VIDEO: Bush Personally Blocked DOJ Investigation Of Wiretapping Program

Earlier this year, the Justice Departments Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which is charged with investigating attorney misconduct, announced that it could not pursue an investigation into the role of Justice lawyers in crafting the NSA warrantless wiretapping program because it was denied security clearance.

Previously, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would not explain why the security clearances had been denied, saying he did not want to get into internal discussions.But in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, Gonzales said President Bush personally blocked Justice Department lawyers from pursuing an investigation of the warrantless eavesdropping program. Watch it.

Joe Wilson on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown


Crooks And Liars

Ambassador Joe Wilson on Countdown

Ava Lowery’s Rick Santorum Ad

Santorum


War News: 53 More Dead In Bush’s Civil War, Israeli Children Sign Bombs “With Love”…

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 18th, 2006 11:36 am by HL

At least 53 dead in latest Iraq bombing


AP
Excerpt:BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide car bomber struck amid a crowd of laborers across from a major Shiite shrine in southern Iraq Tuesday, killing at least 53 people and wounding 105, officials and witnesses said.

A senior Iraqi official said an al-Qaida in Iraq member who killed two captured U.S. soldiers last month had been fatally wounded in a clash with security forces.

Israeli children sign their missiles ‘with love’


WFYS
Excerpt:Never have I witnessed such an appalling display of utter contempt for human life. And they’re not even ashamed to beam it across the globe, for all the world to see.

Israel Children sign missiles before they kill

Israel Children sign missiles before they kill

Israel Children sign missiles before they kill

Israel Violates US Law With Attack on Lebanon


Anti-War.com
Excerpt:
Israel is in violation of U.S. arms-control laws for deploying U.S.-made fighter planes, combat helicopters, and missiles to kill civilians and destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure in the ongoing six-day devastation of that militarily weak country.

The death toll, according to published reports, is over 200 people mostly civilians while the economic losses have been estimated at about $100 million per day.

“Section 4 of the [U.S.] Arms Export Control Act requires that military items transferred to foreign governments by the United States be used solely for internal security and legitimate self-defense,” says Stephen Zunes, professor of politics at the University of San Francisco.


Politics News: S.C. Congresman Shoots at Utility Workers, Blair Charged With Corruption, Interview w/RFK Jr. on Election Fraud

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 18th, 2006 11:31 am by HL

South Carolina Congressman Threatens Utility Workers, Fires Gun

Gun Guys
Excerpt:It appears a South Carolina lawmaker (and we assume, formerly “law-abiding gun owner” of the NRA) got a little hot under the collar Saturday evening. Unfortunately, he had his gun with him.

A South Carolina lawmaker was arrested after his pistol fired when he went to investigate utility workers checking for storm damage in the backyard of his parents’ home.

Rep. Wallace Scarborough, R-Charleston, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill after the 47-year-old brandished and pointed a pistol at utility workers and then fired his gun about 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to an affidavit.

Defiant Blair says: I’m staying put and police inquiry will clear me of any corruption

Scotsman.com
Excerpt:
Key quote
“It is absurd to say that if someone supports a political party financially… that they should be debarred from being party supporters for those places reserved specifically for party supporters.” – TONY BLAIR

Story in full A DEFIANT Tony Blair yesterday predicted that he will be cleared by a police investigation into Labour’s finances and signalled he wants to stay on as Prime Minister for at least another year.

Mr Blair’s robust defence of the £14 million the Labour Party raised in secret loans last year follows the arrest last week of his chief fundraiser, Lord Levy. Downing Street nominated four of the lenders for seats in the House of Lords

Democracy in Crisis – An Exclusive BRAD BLOG Interview with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr..


Brad Blog
“The Republican Party, the Republican National Committee, has been using old-fashioned, Jim Crowe, apartheid-type maneuvers to steal the last two national elections.”
Excerpt:
Recently, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.wrote the article: “Was the 2004 Election Stolen” where he examined the election fraud in Ohio that took place during the last Presidential Election. He also has written a book “Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush & His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking our Democracy”. Mr. Kennedy, along with Mike Papantonio have filed a “qui tam” lawsuit against some of the voting machines companies, in an effort to save our Democracy