Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The latest.

...though it's much more impressive when viewed large on black.

I can't be specific -- because this journal isn't private and there are people who I'd rather not know details -- but something very odd, something very serreptitious happened to me last week. Suffice it to say that when all the dust settles, the hand is going to be on the other foot.

I should mention that large piles of credit go to Jennie for putting me in a state where I could receive it constructively.

PS: If I'm aware that you read this journal, you're not who I'm worried about. Just nudge me and I'll explain.

Friday, April 13, 2007

More people flock to the scene; rush-hour pedestrian traffic backs up; tempers flare; the National Guard is called; tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Oliver North v2.0.

Simple political math says whatever is in those emails is more damaging than being brought up on charges of violating the Presidential Records Act (PRA) of 1978.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The plot thickens.

In one instance, Mr Abramoff, who is serving a 70-month sentence on corruption charges, sent an e-mail to Susan Ralston, executive assistant to Karl Rove, the president's chief political strategist, on her RNC account about a gaming-related decision by the department of the interior.

When the e-mail was forwarded to another official in the White House e-mail system, Mr Abramoff was warned by an associate who said the official "said it is better not to put this stuff in writing in their e-mail system because it might actually limit what they can do to help us".

Mr Abramoff responded: "Dammit. It was sent to Susan on her RNC pager and was not supposed to go into the WH system."

Monday, April 09, 2007

Apparently this administration has been using Republican National Committee funded-and-supplied communication equipment (computers, Blackberries, etc.) which is fine so long as all government communications go through the official computers, in compliance with the with Presidential Records Act.

In the process of sifting through the l'embarras des richesses otherwise known as Bush Administration scandals, something interesting happened:

The private e-mail system came to light in the U.S. attorney controversy because one of Rove's deputies used an RNC-maintained e-mail domain — — to communicate with the Justice Department about replacing one of those prosecutors.

Karl Rove is using an off-the-radar laptop and email address?

And we now know that it's been used to "conceal contacts with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff?"

Well that's interesting. Logically, there are two possibilities...

The first is that Rove didn't know that these laptop's contents weren't making it into the record but it's inconceivable that every single person involved in the purchase, sale, distribution and use of these devices was ignorant of this federal law. In fact it's how they got Clinton.

The second option is that Karl did know these were shadow devices with a de facto invisibility in regards to things like, oh, say, subpoenas. Oh hell, a cynic might even say that's why they existed in the first place!

Now Karl wouldn't skirt the law if he thought there was any reasonable chance he'd get caught and if he doesn't think he'll get caught, he'd consider the communications to be secure.

Now what would Karl Rove do with communications methods that he believed were ironclad?

Oh MY this is going to be a fun April...

But Jesus Christ, don't you all long for the good ole days when our biggest national concern was the president having his dick sucked?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

What the heck did I just see?

You saw SCUL, an anti-elite band of pilots testing out experimental ships, exploring the Greater Boston Starystems and occasionally other galaxies. We are an organized battalion of funk. Our routine patrols keep your skies secure. We bust the funk, crush the cup, and hi-five the populous.