Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A failure to communicate

Sometimes young Congressional pages, new to the game of politics and government, misinterpret some common terminology used on the Hill.

Speaker Dennis Hastert's memo clears it all up.


At 10:51 PM, Blogger XOut said...

Oh ... listen ... its the newly moral minority.

Christoff and Al Gore invented virtue and virginity.

Remember the good old days when you could win elections and be a savvy political advisor and strategist?

Now you are a pathetic opportunist who doesn’t actually care about who screws the page staff but who screws the Republicans.

A fine human you are.

Our side takes care of our own – your side enables yours.

At 11:43 PM, Blogger atarijpb said...

xout -

Admit it - you would be laughing your ass off if it happened to a Dem. Get off your high horse and deal with it - a homosexual pedophelia scandal just wasn't what you needed to rally the base in this midterm election.

Also - I love your comment about how your side "takes care" of their own - do you mean covering it up or throwing them under the bus?

At 6:37 AM, Blogger MichaelBasford said...

"do you mean covering it up or throwing them under the bus?"

In this case, they're managing to do both.

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Silent E said...

We'll see about the cover up. These IM's have been out for 3 years. If someone other than Hastert or the republicans were sitting on them, they should be held accountable. As for throwing someone under the bus, investigations are in progress, if Hastert did anything he should go. Foley is already gone which is more than I can say for Gary Studs who was subsequently re-elected 7 times after sleeping with a page. But that's OK.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger GWC shadow said...

It's sad that the Libs can't talk about the issues. I'm wandering how long the DEMOCRATS knew about this? I bet Pelosi knew about this for just as long as Denni. She should resign.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger George Roberts said...

GWC Shadow, she should resign because of something that you "bet" that she knew?

You "bet" that you are "wandering" -- and far from Constitutional rights. But then, the conservatives don't want to talk about that topic these days.

At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GWC Shadow,

Wanna talk about the issues? Let's start with these:

Spying on American citizens -- wiretapping and obtaining bank, credit, library and Internet records without a warrant, detainees held without charges or evidence, military tribunals without detainees knowing the evidence against them, the realy possibility of ANYONE being named an "enemy combatant," rendering detainees to secret CIA prisons, torture, suspension of Habeas Corpus, retroactive pardoning of war crimes, or any of the other incredible "accomplishments" of Our Dear Leader that were passed by Congress.

Your responses?


At 3:35 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

Wiretapping and obtainig information of people who contact terrorists or terrorist organizations. Holding detainees who would otherwise use civilians as shields or blow up aircraft. Torture? barking dogs, loud music, cold cells, and a little humiliation is not torture. I have no problem with any of these. WAIT!! Don't forget the Geneva Convention. Oh that't right, it doesn't apply... What was your plan again?

At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ILLEGAL wiretapping. DUE PROCESS: It's the LAW. WATERBOARDING? Torture, and illegal.

Anything else illegal you don't have a problem with?


At 6:16 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

Tapping calls that originate outside of the US isn't illegal. Watch a behaeding video sometime and then talk about due process. These wretches treat humans with absolutely no respect for life and they should be treated the same. Next time we catch one of these guys why don't we just let him stay at your house. You should expect to be treated yourself as you treat others. It's all part of the terrorist experience. Again.....What was your plan?

At 6:36 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

This torture thing is bugging me. Where has it been done and who has been caught? The only people found guilty of torture are Lindy Englund et.al. That, by the way, was not torture. The only thing the goverment is guilty of is feeding these slugs too much. Boo hoo. What was your plan again????

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

I'm going against my own rules of blogging and have gone way off topic.... I'm done with this

At 9:22 PM, Blogger atarijpb said...

Silent E -

We all thank you for your self censure.

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Silent E said...

Hey Atari,
Why don't you keep up with your blog? You have more to say than old cut-n-paste Bill.

At 8:08 AM, Blogger GWC shadow said...

From the Drudge Report.

posting on ABCNEWS.COM of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser.

The website PASSIONATE AMERICA detailed the startling exposure late Wednesday.

ABCNEWS said in a statement: "We go to great lengths to prevent the names of alleged sex crime victims from being revealed. On Friday there was a very brief technical glitch on our site which was overridden immediately. It is possible that during that very brief interval a screen name could have been captured. Reviews of the site since then show no unredacted screen names."


On Tuesday ABC news released a high-impact instant message exchange between Foley and, as ABC explained, a young man "under the age of 18."

ABC headlined the story: "New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote"

But upon reviewing the records, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, the young man was in fact over the age of 18 at the time of the exchange.

A network source explains, messages with the young man and disgraced former Congressman Foley took place before and after the 18th birthday.


At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSM was waterboarded. Lindy didn't do that.

The "ultimate backfire of Democrats" is causing your party to eat their own in order to scramble for position. It's been fun to watch so far.


At 2:18 PM, Blogger GWC shadow said...

Hey mister,

Here's some breaking news for you.

According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats. This source, an ally of Edmund, also adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund.

The news come on the heels that former FBI Chief Louis Freeh has been named to investigate the mess.

IT WAS ALL A PRANK. I told you that this would back fire on you libs. They've made a whole lot of hub bub for nothing. THE ULTIMATE BACK FIRE. Here's your OCTOBER SURPRISE. This just show the voters that the Democrats have absolutely nothing to run on. This scandal has detracted the campaign from the Democrat friendly issues and they've been suckered into this. Now the tables turned. Louis Freeh will now probe the paige program and I'll bet any money that there is a high ranking Democrat that has done far worse that will come out of this probe. Karl Rove is a genuis.

At 6:29 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

You actually trust Drudge for facts? Hah!
Four more pages came out today with accusations about Foley.
You just lost the female vote and the "christian" vote.
Keep spinning, though.

At 6:30 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

Oh yeah: Jabba the Hastert is sticking it out. Thank you, God, thank you, thank you!

At 9:01 PM, Blogger atarijpb said...

Taken from Silent E's blog - "Lets stick to the issues. Terrorism, Taxes, Education and all that other good stuff. I've found that if you can get a liberal off the Foley thing, they STILL don't have any answers or a plan for, well, anything."

Any day of the week. Post and I'll have no problem ripping you up. Your move. We can start with Terrorism if you would like - read Woodward's book yet?


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