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Archive for September 15th, 2008

Late Late Nite FDL: Tall Tale Teller

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 15th, 2008 4:35 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: Tall Tale Teller
Paul Terry and TerryToons present Phoney Baloney in The Tall Tale Teller.  Story by Tom Morrison.  Directed by Eddie Donnelly.  Music by Philip A. Scheib.

Why does the title and name of the main character in this toon remind me of John Sidney McCain III and Sarah Louise Heath Palin?

What’s on your mind tonight? 

(heads up – Jane will be on Washington Journal on CSPAN Sunday morning 7:30am EDT) 

Paul Terry and TerryToons present Phoney Baloney in The Tall Tale Teller.  Story by Tom Morrison.  Directed by Eddie Donnelly.  Music by Philip A. Scheib.

Why does the title and name of the main character in this toon remind me of John Sidney McCain III and Sarah Louise Heath Palin?

What’s on your mind tonight? 

(heads up – Jane will be on Washington Journal on CSPAN Sunday morning 7:30am EDT) 


Debunked: Ten Conservative Myths About National Security

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 15th, 2008 4:34 am by HL

Debunked: Ten Conservative Myths About National Security
Going after the most dangerous myths spun by conservatives after 9/11.

Why I’d Rather Sleep with a Man over 50
A 25-year-old with a firm six pack might be fun to look at and know how to satisfy himself. But what about satisfying you?


McCain To Be In German Restaurant While Obama Gives Berlin Speech

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 15th, 2008 4:33 am by HL

McCain To Be In German Restaurant While Obama Gives Berlin Speech
Not sure what to make of this. While Obama gives his historic speech in Berlin today, John McCain will be lunching in a German restaurant in Ohio. Farah Hice, a hostess at Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus in Columbus, just…


An Ominous Growth

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 15th, 2008 4:32 am by HL

An Ominous Growth
In the post immediately below I referred to Obama’s audition for the role of ‘head of state/commander-in-chief’. And as a potential wartime president and in the rhetorical universe we’re now living in, this CINC test is inevitable and important for…


Cheney?s office hid wiretapping memos from White House chief of staff.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 15th, 2008 4:31 am by HL

Cheney?s office hid wiretapping memos from White House chief of staff.
Today, the Washington Post’s Angler series explores Vice President Cheney’s heavy hand in Bush’s domestic surveillance program. Documents giving “strategic direction to the nation’s largest spy agency” were held not in the White House but in Cheney’s office. Cheney’s lawyer David Addington, who wrote the documents, kept White House Chief of Staff Andy Card in […]

Today, the Washington Post’s Angler series explores Vice President Cheney’s heavy hand in Bush’s domestic surveillance program. Documents giving “strategic direction to the nation’s largest spy agency” were held not in the White House but in Cheney’s office. Cheney’s lawyer David Addington, who wrote the documents, kept White House Chief of Staff Andy Card in the dark:

It is unlikely that the history of U.S. intelligence includes another operation conceived and supervised by the office of the vice president. White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. had “no idea,” he said, that the presidential orders were held in a vice presidential safe. An authoritative source said the staff secretariat, which kept a comprehensive inventory of presidential papers, classified and unclassified, possessed no record of these.

In an interview, Card said the Executive Office of the President, a formal term that encompassed Bush’s staff but not Cheney’s, followed strict procedures for handling and securing presidential papers. “If there were exceptions to that, I’m not aware of them,” he said. “If these documents weren’t stored the right way or put in the right places or maintained by the right people, I’m not aware of it.”

Asked why Addington would write presidential directives, Card said, “David Addington is a very competent lawyer.”