Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Of State, seems to be the motto of the current First Renter. He's making the Nixon White House look like gossip central.
White House Declines to Provide Storm Papers - New York Times: "'There has been a near total lack of cooperation that has made it impossible, in my opinion, for us to do the thorough investigation that we have a responsibility to do,' Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Democrat of Connecticut, said at Tuesday's hearing of the Senate committee investigating the response. His spokeswoman said he would ask for a subpoena for documents and testimony if the White House did not comply.

In response to questions later from a reporter, the deputy White House spokesman, Trent Duffy, said the administration had declined requests to provide testimony by Andrew H. Card Jr., the White House chief of staff; Mr. Card's deputy, Joe Hagin; Frances Fragos Townsend, the domestic security adviser; and her deputy, Ken Rapuano.

Mr. Duffy said the administration had also declined to provide storm-related e-mail correspondence and other communications involving White House staff members. Mr. Rapuano has given briefings to the committees, but the sessions were closed to the public and were not considered formal testimony.

'The White House and the administration are cooperating with both the House and Senate,' Mr. Duffy said. 'But we have also maintained the president's ability to get advice and have conversations with his top advisers that remain confidential.'

Yet even Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, objected when administration officials who were not part of the president's staff said they could not testify about communications with the White House."
They can't afford to have the truth come out. That once again they used a disaster to further their own agenda. It never ceases to amaze me how clueless people are pretending to be. It has been obvious to little old me (sitting in my apartment in Santa Clara with nothing but the internet, mass media and common sense to guide me) that there has been a concerted effort by this administration to change the balance of power in this country. I'm not just talking about the emasculated and corrupt Congress or the compromised Supreme Court. I'm talking about the power of the people.

It does seem that there might be something in their water. Every time I hear War by Edwin Starr I can see the difference a generation makes. Without the draft there has been no unrest in the younger generation, we don't really know how the undertaker is doing since that aspect of the war only makes the news if it's local, and it seems this isn't the first time that "we must fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here" has been used to manipulate the citizens. America keeps swallowing the garbage, refusing to acknowledge that their lives have changed and not for the better. It has been difficult to watch the changes as the people abdicate their responsiblity like frightened children and put all their faith in someone who smiles in their face as he slides the knife in to remove the vital organs that run the country.

The prevailing opinion of the average citizens I talk to is that it will be alright, there is nothing we can do about it and how much damage can it be anyway? It's only three more years. They are just as uninformed as before the Iraq war, some of them are still thinking that we will find WMDs. There has been little to no diversity in the news, incorrect reporting has become the norm and corrections nil. As long as American Idol is on, the populace is occupied and their world is ok.

This goes a long way towards explaining the recent elections and even more frightening, these same people sit on juries.

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