Rove Indicted?

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Truthout is reporting that Karl Rove has been indicted and the official announcement will come this week. I’ll wait for the official word before I do a jig.

Saturday 13 May 2006

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove.

During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning.

Robert Luskin, Rove’s attorney, did not return a call for comment. Sources said Fitzgerald was in Washington, DC, Friday and met with Luskin for about 15 hours to go over the charges against Rove, which include perjury and lying to investigators about how and when Rove discovered that Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA operative and whether he shared that information with reporters, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said.

It was still unknown Saturday whether Fitzgerald charged Rove with a more serious obstruction of justice charge. Sources close to the case said Friday that it appeared very likely that an obstruction charge against Rove would be included with charges of perjury and lying to investigators.

Orwellian Pizza

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This made the rounds a while back but I thought that with the NSA’s massive phone records database that just became public that it might be a good time to revisit it.

The government and corporations are aggressively collecting information about your personal life and your habits. They want to track your purchases, your medical records, and even your relationships. The Bush Administration’s policies, coupled with invasive new technologies, could eliminate your right to privacy completely. Please help us protect our privacy rights and prevent the Total Surveillance Society.

Poll: Clinton Outperformed Bush

It’s a shutout with Clinton even beating Bush on who was the most honest while in office. Ouch.

(CNN) — In a new poll comparing President Bush’s job performance with that of his predecessor, a strong majority of respondents said President Clinton outperformed Bush on a host of issues.

The poll of 1,021 adult Americans was conducted May 5-7 by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Respondents favored Clinton by greater than 2-to-1 margins when asked who did a better job at handling the economy (63 percent Clinton, 26 percent Bush) and solving the problems of ordinary Americans (62 percent Clinton, 25 percent Bush).

On foreign affairs, the margin was 56 percent to 32 percent in Clinton’s favor; on taxes, it was 51 percent to 35 percent for Clinton; and on handling natural disasters, it was 51 percent to 30 percent, also favoring Clinton.

Moreover, 59 percent said Bush has done more to divide the country, while only 27 percent said Clinton had.

When asked which man was more honest as president, poll respondents were more evenly divided, with the numbers — 46 percent Clinton to 41 percent Bush — falling within the poll’s margin of error. The same was true for a question on handling national security: 46 percent said Clinton performed better; 42 percent picked Bush.

Racist of the Day

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Wow, this guy makes yesterday’s racist of the day, John Gibson, look like a cuddly lil kitten.

(Cayce) – Inside the walls of Brookland-Cayce High School, you expect students to be treated equally. But a viewer tip led News19 online where a teacher’s comments left us asking questions.

“These sorts of things are going to upset people, but the truth can be very upsetting,” said Brookland-Cayce High School teacher Winston McCuen.

That truth, at least according to McCuen, is that black people are inferior to whites.

“Intellectually, yes they are,” said McCuen. “This has been confirmed over and over, and this is a generalization. Again, there are some blacks who are more intelligent than individual whites. But as a rule, that is true. I-Q tests prove it over, and over and over.”

News19’s J.R. Berry asked McCuen, “Do you think slavery in America was a good thing? “Yes,” said McCuen. “In America there was a rational assessment saying listen, if we give these people freedom right as they are and you have to go back to see how they were, you can’t assume they were like us.

Googling his name brings up several posts on a site called American Renaissance News from someone called Dr. Winson McCuen from “Occupied South Carolina”. I’m not sure if it’s the same guy so take this as you will.

Then of course, there is the deeper reason why the Confederate flag offends some blacks, all liberals, and many who now call themselves “conservative.” The flag is a hated reminder of God’s hierarchical, anti-egalitarian creation. Flying in the face of a prideful and self-deluded modern world, the Confederate flag is an standing rebuke to all upstart presumption, to egalitarian envy, and to an all-too-common hatred of human excellence. But the Confederate flag is hated, above all, because it recalls to our attention the obvious Divinely-created differences between the white and black races – differences rife with implications that Western man suicidally seeks to deny.

I would quote more but I am allergic to bullshit and am breaking out in hives.