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From the Associated Press: Documents Contradict Gonzales Testimony

(AP) Documents indicate eight congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration’s terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The documents, obtained by The Associated Press, come as senators consider whether a perjury investigation should be opened into conflicting accounts about the program and a dramatic March 2004 confrontation leading up to its potentially illegal reauthorization.

Of course, the ever witty Ms Mad Kane condenses the all of the testimony in a limerick.

UPDATE: FBI director appears to contradict Gonzales’ testimony. Also Arlen Specter reverses himself when it looks like people might actually do something about it.

July 25, 2007   2 Comments

The Hedgemony Solution

What do you do if you are criticized for not providing money for 8,000 emergency loans approved after the 2005 hurricane season? According to Sue Sturgis of Facing South, if you’re the Shrubbery’s Small Business Administration, you cancel them.

That’s right, don’t hire extra people to speed up processing or get your computer system fixed, just stamped “cancelled” on all of those loans to people who need the money to get their lives back on track after a major natural disaster, and make it look like the people didn’t want the loans.

July 25, 2007   2 Comments

The Intertubes Are Balky

While Badtux is always mucking about with his equipment, Robert at Interstate 4 Jamming has been down with computer problems, Melanie at Just a Bump in the Beltway is in the middle of moving to a new machine, Shakesville was hit again, Natasha at Pacific Views is totally frustrated with Vista, and HaloScan is being a PITA.

At periods like this some of us in the field think we should be getting combat pay because the users are getting restless.

July 25, 2007   3 Comments