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Rove, Rush, Elves and Mascots March 5, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Links, Photography, Politics, Videos.
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rovemiersBoth Karl Rove and Harriet Miers will finally testify, under oath, before the House Judiciary Committee and Congressman John Conyers is happy about it. I am not so sure since it will be behind closed doors (say a swift goodbye to transparency). Both Rove have long avoided and ignored subpoenas in the past by claiming executive privilege — his deference now comes as a big victory for many Bush administration critics.

Here is the press release: “In an agreement reached today between the former Bush Administration and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in transcribed depositions under penalty of perjury. The Committee has also reserved the right to have public testimony from Rove and Miers. It was agreed that invocations of official privileges would be significantly limited. In addition, if the Committee uncovers information necessitating his testimony, the Committee will also have the right to depose William Kelley, a former White House lawyer who played a role in the U.S. Attorney firings. The Committee will also receive Bush White House documents relevant to this inquiry. Under the agreement, the landmark ruling by Judge John Bates rejecting key Bush White House claims of executive immunity and privilege will be preserved. If the agreement is breached, the Committee can resume the litigation’.

–  In other news – It seems that Barbara Bush had heart surgery yesterday. While I wish her a speedy recovery the news that she actually had a heart  –  was the most shocking.

–  For those fans of Mascots, you know, those scary looking costumed characters at sporting events, here’s an interesting item. There appears to be a crime wave sweeping the nation’s as people beat down mascot ranging from Chuck E. Cheese to Officer McGruff to Chick-fil-A. The attacks on the thin costumed line of Mascots in our society raises some serious concerns and may demand a new type undercover unit.

–  Here is Keith on the subject of Rove and Miers with Jonathan Turley:

–  FEMA operates again: President Obama announced his intent to nominate the Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Craig Fugate, a Republican, to be his FEMA Administrator.

–  You know how all of the Repugnants are begging Rush’ forgiveness? For those that want to play the game ‘send your apology to Rush‘ – here is the site.

–  Keith Olbermann looks back at some of Rush Limbaugh’s best hate moments. Now that Rush Limbaugh is the unofficial head of the Republican Party, let’s look back at some of the magical (controversial) moments that got him to where he is in the first place! From Feminazis to oxycontin to phony soldiers – it’s all here!

–  March 4, 2009: The Day in 100 Seconds

–  FIle this under BIG ones: Earlier this year, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who was named in the DC Madam prostitution scandal, co-sponsored the Marriage Protection Amendment, which would amend the Constitution to declare that marriage “shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.” Now, “as he seeks to shore up his bona fides with conservative voters,” Vitter has introduced legislation slashing funding for family planning services. The Louisiana senator has introduced an amendment to the omnibus spending bill before the Senate to drastically cut funding for family planning programs. Vitter’s amendment states that “none of the funds appropriated under this Act shall be made available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose under title X of the Public Health Service Act.”

–  For those that missed the CNBC’s Rick Santelli rage on national TV, check out Jon Stewart last night after Santelli canceled an appearance:

–  Iceland and elves? Who knew?



1. Don - March 6, 2009

I love your ironic wit, Lobo!

2. maryschwalm - March 6, 2009

You know i love those mascots, but as you call them “those scary looking costumed characters at sporting events” it’s as if you condone the violence…. you wouldn’t harm my favorite philly phanatic, would you?

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