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HL’s Comics Predicts The Future Yet Again: Leahy & Specter: Let’s Give Gonzalez a Chance

Posted in Latest Stories & Articles by H.L., Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2007 9:37 am by HL

As you probably know, last week Attorney General Alberto “Torture Boy” Gonzalez got up before the Senate Judiciary committee led by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, and Republican Senator Arlen “Single Bullet theory” Specter, and gave the most hideously dishonest, lie packed testimony ever uttered under oath in a public setting. The whole sorry scene was chronicled in our July 25th, comic called Torture Boy Takes The Stand.
Leahy sent the list of questions in advance basically telling Gonzalez that ‘We know you lied about forgetting so much last time you were here that this time you have the questions in advance so you can’t say you don’t recall.’


Of course Gonzalez did just that again, and again, and again, when he wasn’t lying outright rather then just “forgetting”

Leahy ranted at Gonzalez that “He had lost the faith of Congress, and the American people” and that he “didn’t trust him.”

Specter has a history of appearing to be against Bush, or one of his policies, only to at the last moment suggest some kind of compromise that ends up giving the administration everything it wants. (with Leahy and the democrats going right along with it, then patting themselves on the back for being such statesmen.)
Old Arlen was up to his usual tricks at the hearing telling Gonzalez he did not believe him regarding the Attorney General’s testimony. We knew however that Specter was playing his usual game and pretending to be against Gonzalez while secretly working behind the scenes to cover up and obstruct on behalf of Bush.


Now, Leahy and Specter, after appearing together on “Face The Nation” Want to give Gonzalez a chance to “clarify his statements.” Basically what they are now saying to Gonzalez is: “We know you committed perjury, and you know you committed perjury, so if you just come out now and say that you were, you know, mistaken in your statements and admit that you ‘unintentionally misled’ us, all will be forgiven and we can go about our business of doing nothing as usual.”

Leahy last week sent Gonzalez a letter offering to give him a week to “resolve any inconsistencies” in his testimony. Leahy does not currently support charging Gonzalez with Perjury. Yes you read correctly, The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee sat there while the Attorney General insulted his, and our intelligence over and over, and pretty much said to him ‘Yeah I’m lying, do something about it,’ does not support charging this weasel with Perjury. But, Leahy said, “that could change,” Yeah right.

Specter now claims that since he had no inside knowledge of Bush’s spy program he has no way of knowing whether Gonzalez was telling the truth or not, and he wants to “Give him a chance.”

None of this really matters anyway because no way is Gonzalez going to change one word of his testimony, to do so would implicate Bush and the administration and that’s the only reason Gonzo still has a job, to keep the heat off Bush. So once Torture Boy does not comply with these new requests will Leahy and Specter change their minds and charge AG with Perjury? I’m willing to bet not. The whole thing is one big Dog and Pony show designed to make it look like they are doing something (Democrats and Republicans) to keep the voting public happy, when really all they are doing is lining their own pockets. HL’s Comics will keep abreast of the latest detail of this story and let you know what is really going on.

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If He Only Had a Heart

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 29th, 2007 10:32 am by HL

News Items: Cheney’s heart device is updated

Dick Cheney has surgery to repair pacemaker

See The Full Comic Strip Here


Pat Tillman Most Likely Murdered by His Own Platoon

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 27th, 2007 9:27 am by HL


AP: New details on Tillman’s death

Excerpt:
SAN FRANCISCO – Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

“The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described,” a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.

The doctors — whose names were blacked out — said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away.


Michael Moore Subpoened for Cuba Trip for Sicko

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 27th, 2007 9:25 am by HL


Bush Administration Subpoenas Michael Moore

Think Progress
Excerpt:
For the filming of his documentary SiCKO, Michael Moore took sick 9/11 workers to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to help them obtain free medical care. “The (rescue workers) just want medical attention!” Moore shouts into a loudspeaker in the movie, in a futile attempt to win over the security guards. “The same kind Al Qaeda is getting!” In May, Moore announced that the Treasury Department launched an investigation into his trip, examining “whether he had violated restrictions on travel to Cuba.”

Last night on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Moore announced that “the Bush administration has now issued a subpoena for me, going after me for helping these 9/11 rescue workers.” Moore said that the subpoena was unwarranted, since journalists are allowed to travel to Cuba, and “this was a work of journalism.” “I was there to help them and now I’m going to face this further harrassment from the Bush people,” said Moore. “Aren’t they busy with something else?” Watch it:


Travelers Even Passing Through US Harrassed Mercilessly

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 27th, 2007 9:21 am by HL


Nonny Mouse Goes Down Under

Crooks & Liars
Excerpt:
At least there was a chance for a small break once we’d landed in Los Angeles to change flight crews, restock the food galleys and drinks trolleys and refuel the plane, a chance to stretch our legs in the transit lounge and take a breath of fresh air. So you would think…

And you would be so wrong..

Bear in mind here… we were all ‘non-stop’ transit passengers, due to get straight back on the same plane we’d just gotten off and fly on to Auckland, never setting foot outside the airport and onto American soil.

Judy, in her strong Kiwi accent, demanded from one of the officials standing guard around us why they needed to take our fingerprints or our photographs. ‘It’s the law,’ he mumbled, a bit shamefaced, and spouted a few disconnected bits of pre-memorized clichés about terrorism and security before stuttering to a halt and looking away. Not even the officials at the airport understood why.


Murtha Does to Pentagon What Congress Should Do to Bush: Cuts Funding

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 27th, 2007 9:08 am by HL


Murtha says Rumsfeld appointees frustrate oversight, cuts Pentagon agency budget

Raw Story
Excerpt:
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) halved the budget of a Pentagon liaison office to the Congress in retaliation for what he sees as Defense Department foot-dragging on Congressional oversight. The Congressman’s staff suggested leftovers from the tenure of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were at fault for the lapses in cooperation with Congress.

The Office of Legislative Affairs, which serves as a go-between for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Capitol Hill, is slated to lose $1.9 million.

“Mr. Murtha said that they have failed to answer Congressional questions in a timely matter,” Matthew Mazonkey, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Democrat, said. The congressman chairs the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

HLs Take
This is the way it should be done. Murtha is pissed off at the Pentagon for dragging it’s feet and not doing what they are supposed to be doing, so he hits them where it hurts, in the wallet.
Now Congress should take a lesson and do the same thing to Bush. Cut Iraq War funding.


Couple Arrested for Flying Flag Upside Down

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 27th, 2007 9:03 am by HL


Flag-defiling charge ends in fight, arrests

Asheville Citizen Times
Excerpt:
Asheville – A couple who said they were protesting the state of the country by flying the U.S. flag upside down with signs pinned to it found themselves in jail following a scuffle with a deputy Wednesday morning.

Mark and Deborah Kuhn were arrested on two counts of assault on a government employee, resisting arrest and a rarely used charge, desecrating an American flag, all misdemeanors. The Kuhns were released from custody Wednesday afternoon


Torture Boy Takes The Stand

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 25th, 2007 4:37 pm by HL

News Items:Documents contradict Gonzales’ testimony

At the suggestion of a reader I did the comic differently this time. A full strip instead of a bunch of pictures.

Patrick Leahy convenes alberto gonzalez senate testimony

See The Rest of The Comic Strip Here


Video: Alberto Gonzalez, Lying Like a Weasle to Senator Schumer on The Stand

Posted in H.L. News, Videos on July 25th, 2007 6:58 am by HL

Excerpt
Gonzalez: I clarified my statement two days later to the reporter
Schumer: What did you tell the reporter?
Gonzalez: I did not speak directly to the reporter.
Schumer: Oh, wait a second you did not (groans from the gallery) OK, what did your spokesperson say to the reporter?
Gonzalez: I don’t know…..
Schumer: Sir, how can you say you should stay on as Attorney General?….


More Gonzalez: Now Letting Texas Boy Rapers Off The Hook

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 25th, 2007 6:45 am by HL


Republican “moral victory” over the mentally retarded and disabled in Texas…

At Largely.com
Excerpt:
Remember that little Texas scandal involving massive rape of children by the officers of the Texas Youth Commission? No? Oh, sorry, was Lindsay Lohan arrested again? Well then, some background:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the institution teenage boy inmates.

Among the charges in the Texas Ranger report were that administrators would rouse boys from their sleep for the purpose of conducting all-night sex parties.

HLs Take
What is it the Republicans find so hot about young boys asses? They are just obsessed with them. I guess members of the Texas youth commission must be “good friends” with Texans Gonzalez and Bush. They must all get together for big “parties.” Do they invite young boys to those as well?