BuzzFlash.com – BuzzFlash Media Watch Special Report: The Daily Show with Guest Michael Moore Jon then said that “In general, Dick Cheney is seen as the dark lord of energy” and uttered the word “Halliburton” which prompted Moore to state, “That one stinks even worse.”
Moore started on the Dick Cheney stonewalling situation. “It’s not the minutes of the meetings about screwing California. It’s the meetings about the oil pipeline they had with the Taliban…this was going on last August…”
Then Moore cited the New Yorker article which questioned “why George Bush allowed the private Saudi jet to fly to 5 American cities to pick up 20 bin Laden family members” while no one else could fly for 3 days and how the FBI was upset because they couldn’t interrogate any of them. Then, a week later, the New York Times reported on the Carlyle Group and the ties to the bin Laden’s and how they put up the money for Bush’s first company, Arbusto.”
Global Eye — Global Lie Now let’s get this straight. In America, the feds can seize the records of your private book purchases — if they’re investigating a possible terrorist threat. They can haul you in for remarks you made at your local gym — if they’re investigating a possible terrorist threat. They can listen in on your private conversations with your lawyer, they can enter and search your home without telling you, they can hold you indefinitely without a charge — if they’re investigating a possible terrorist threat.
But what they cannot do, under any circumstances, is look at the records of your latest gun purchase — if they’re investigating a possible terrorist threat.
What’s God Got to Do With It? Can the attorney general be trusted to protect the rights of those whose spiritual life rests outside of the Judeo-Christian tradition when he has excluded them from the ranks of civilized people? Not to split angels on the head of a pin here–or to restrict Ashcroft’s hearty expressions of his Pentecostal faith as manifested in his daily prayer meetings at Justice–but it is alarming when he defines his job in religious terms: “The guarding of freedom that God grants is the noble charge of the Department of Justice.”
What hooey! The Justice Department is a creation of men to enforce laws written by ordinary mortals–some of them drunk as well as godless–and, most important, to follow the precepts of the U.S. Constitution, itself the product largely of those founders who were suspicious of efforts to bring any official notion of God into the day-to-day governance of a free people. They had enough of that with the religious pretenses of English kings, and they made no bones about their deep concerns regarding the mixing of church and state.
Salon.com News | Colombian presidential candidate reportedly taken hostage A presidential candidate who is a severe critic of Colombia’s leftist guerrillas was abducted by the rebels as she headed into a zone they once controlled, her campaign spokeswoman said Sunday.
Ingrid Betancourt disappeared after setting out for San Vicente del Caguan, a former rebel stronghold that was seized by government troops Saturday in an offensive to retake a large swathe of rebel-controlled territory
Everybody should have seen this coming. Look how much of a ‘calming’ influence our money and presence have been to the Columbians!!
Salon.com News | FBI reportedly has anthrax suspect WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI reportedly has a chief suspect in its anthrax investigation.
The Washington Times reports federal authorities are looking at a former U.S. scientist. They believe the unidentified scientist learned how to make a weapons-grade form of the deadly bacteria at a government laboratory.
The paper cites law enforcement and other sources as saying authorities are targeting the scientist after interviewing more than 300 people tied to the government’s anthrax program.