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Archive for June 28th, 2007

Bush Refuses to Answer Congressional Subpoenas

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 10:04 am by HL

White House refuses to answer subpoenas

MSNBC
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – President Bush, moving toward a constitutional showdown with Congress, asserted executive privilege Thursday and rejected lawmakers’ demands for documents that could shed light on the firings of federal prosecutors.

Bush’s attorney told Congress the White House would not turn over subpoenaed documents for former presidential counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor. Congressional panels want the documents for their investigations of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ stewardship of the Justice Department, including complaints of undue political influence.

“It’s pretty clear that again members of Congress are engaged in an attempt … to try to do what they can to make life more difficult for the White House,” Snow said.

HL’s Take
Uh, yeah Tony, that’s their job. To root out corruption and crime amongst the biggest criminal organization in the world. I know you would like it Tony if they would just leave you poor guys alone and stop bullying you, the way the Republicans did during the first 6 years of Bush’s reign.
I guess Tony thinks that the Democrats are just “playing politics” again. So now the long awaited constitutional showdown will begin. The lame ass democrats will take it to court where the supreme court will eventually rule 5-4 that Bush does not have to answer to congress. Of course if Congress would issue contempt of congress citations and begin impeachment proceedings we could avoid the upcoming dog and pony show, but you know that will never happen.


Playing Politics: Republican Subpoenas of Clinton Outnumber Bush Subpoenas 1500-5

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 9:55 am by HL

So who likes to play politics? The Republicans issued over 1500 subpoenas to the Clinton administration. Yet the Republicans cry “playing politics” when they get subpoenas for the real crimes against America that they commit every single day. Here is Air America’s Randi Rhodes with the details. If you have never listened to Randi’s Air America Show by the way, you should give it a try. I dare any ditto monkey to go up against her and not coming out looking like fool


Bush Loses Again on Immigration

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 9:46 am by HL

Apparently George W. Bush still does not realize how much he is poison to the Republican party as well as the nation. Bush confidentally predicted a couple of weeks ago that he would see reporters at the signing ceremony for his immigration bill. Bush’s own people however are no longer cowering in fear at whatever Bush says he wants. (the democrats still are of course)
Bush is the lamest of lame ducks. Too bad we couldn’t do something to get him out early as the next year and a half will be wasted in terms of getting anything meaningful done. Meanwhile the war in Iraq will rage on until Bush is finally dragged out of office. I think Bush was so hot on this immigration bill because it was a way to keep Iraq off the front pages. I have not seen any stories on Iraq in a couple of days now in the MSM, and even the blogs are starting to not pay as much attention anymore. Bush realizes that he is a failure in everything he does and he was hoping to at least have this one thing to point to as a success. Sorry Geogre, absolute failure sucks absolutely, and so do you.

Senate blocks immigration bill

AP
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush’s plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

After the stinging political setback, Bush sounded resigned to defeat.

“Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people, and Congress’ failure to act on it is a disappointment,” he said after an appearance in Newport, R.I. “A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn’t find common ground. It didn’t work.”


Dick Cheney Halliburton Stock up over 3000% Since 2004

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 9:36 am by HL

More fallout from Dick Cheney and his Halliburton stock. In 2005 The US Government has handed out almost $400 Billion in no bid contracts as opposed to $160 Billion in competitive contracts. This alone should be an impeachable offense. (On top of everything else Bush and Cheney should be put on trial for) Most of the no bids of course are going to Halliburton which Cheney as former CEO still owns hundreds of thousands of shares in. Why doesn’t congress do something about the fact that Cheney is the world’s biggest war profiteer. The Democrats are failing us because they refuse to do anything about a guy who is violating the constitution and the American people at every turn. IMPEACH THESE BASTARDS ALREADY

Report: ‘Shadow Goverment’ Of Private Contractors Explodes Under Bush

Raw Story
Excerpt:
A new report by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform concludes that, under the Bush administration, the “shadow government of private companies working under federal contract has exploded in size. Between 2000 and 2005, procurement spending increased by over $175 billion dollars, making federal contracts the fastest growing component of federal discretionary spending.”

Chart shows government no bid contracts vs. competitive contracts
– Halliburton has been the “fastest growing contractor.” Under the Bush administration, federal spending to Halliburton “increased over 600% between 2000 and 2005.” The Government Accountability Office recently found that the government has wasted at least $2.7 billion to Halliburton on “overpriced contracts or undocumented costs.” At the end of 2005, Cheney’s stock options were valued at more than $8 million, a 3,281 percent gain from 2004.