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Speech! Speech!! 3 March 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Viva La Revolucion!.

A demonstrator throws a Molotov cocktail at police during a protest against the Social Emergency decrees announced by the Colombian Government, at the University of the Valle department in Cali Picture: EPA

I see he has a line up of white coated docs (and one wee girl in a blue wrap around… nurse?  aide?  lesser, somehow in her blue shift?) to prop him up for his……….. SPEECH!


And… he woodenly recites the litanies. He and Michelle so wanna not be Pretzel and Pretzellina. Or, at least not bothered by the walk-on responsibilities…. Obvious, imo.

The media I have on is calling this his “last effort”. 




1. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

The media I have on is calling this his “last effort”.

There was an effort? When did that happen?

2. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

Chile’s Socialist Rebar

Just two days after Chile was struck by a devastating earthquake, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens informed his readers that Milton Friedman’s “spirit was surely hovering protectively over Chile” because, “thanks largely to him, the country has endured a tragedy that elsewhere would have been an apocalypse…. It’s not by chance that Chileans were living in houses of brick — and Haitians in houses of straw — when the wolf arrived to try to blow them down.”

According to Stephens, the radical free-market policies prescribed to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet by Milton Friedman and his infamous “Chicago Boys” are the reason Chile is a prosperous nation with “some of the world’s strictest building codes.”

There is one rather large problem with this theory: Chile’s modern seismic building code, drafted to resist earthquakes, was adopted in 1972. That year is enormously significant because it was one year before Pinochet seized power in a bloody U.S-backed coup. That means that if one person deserves credit for the law, it is not Friedman, or Pinochet, but Salvador Allende, Chile’s democratically elected socialist President. (In truth many Chileans deserve credit, since the laws were a response to a history of quakes, and the first law was adopted in the 1930s).

It does seem significant, however, that the law was enacted even in the midst of a crippling economic embargo (“make the economy scream” Richard Nixon famously growled after Allende won the 1970 elections). The code was later updated in the nineties, well after Pinochet and the Chicago Boys were finally out of power and democracy was restored.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

mother of god. We will do and say anything. As WE now get to live thru the harsh measures we meted out to Chile and others. (and we still do that).

Everything we offshore we bring home. NO possibility of explaining “deep politics” to the Americans. Something openly discussed in other countries but nearly unheard of at home.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

we offshore it to “perfect” it first, then use the “success” to sell it here politically.

CSTAR - 3 March 2010

Milton Friedman is in hell.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

I hope so…………

3. marisacat - 3 March 2010

Moving thsi of Madman forward to the new thread (it slipped to Mod)

Madman comment:

Repent, Amarillo!

Or you will be exterminated! You know, Texas has a reputation of being a nasty place full of particularly ignorant rednecks, which I don’t blindly agree with — I know too many smart Texans, and it does have many good organizations, like the Texas Freedom Network — but this is a blight that smirches even that already sooty name. I am speaking of a vicious vigilante organization called Repent Amarillo. Look upon that link and quiver with disgust.

It’s saturated with military imagery: men in uniform, humvees, helicopters, helmets; they compare themselves to special forces; they call themselves the Army of God, and sport Bible quotes glorifying warfare. They aren’t military, but they pretend they are, and bring shame to both our soldiers and their faith. They’re actually just cowardly busybodies who snoop and whine at their neighbors, and harass their employers until they get fired. They are not nice people. They’re actually some of the worst kind of people.

They are a “rabid group of religious nuts” who object to the usual targets of fundie hatred — gays — but also harrass people who visit sex shops, engage in consensual heterosexual activity outside the bounds of traditional marriage, and…well, here’s a list of their targets.

The list is the usual targets, though this one is especially strange:

4. Breast cancer events such as “Race for the Cure” to illuminate the link between abortion and breast cancer.

I guess they wear pink fatigues to those events.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

ugh they do wear pink. A lot of pink. We have been inundated with the ads for Race for the Cure… three days of walking, running for the Susan G Komen Foundation, which fronts for two of the big Pharma cos that produce various cancer drugs. Kinda Lance Armstrong Foundaton, for the wimmens.


4. marisacat - 3 March 2010

Harold Ford is gonna b around our necks forever. PLEASE don’t let him live, Lord, ’til he’s 70. Nooooooooooooo.

What a fucker:

[I] will volunteer, as I think many in my generation would, the government holding my social security check payments until I’m 70 – if the good Lord allows me to see that age. All Americans under 45, should be asked to sign a national pledge forfeiting their social security payments until age 70. The President should ask those of us, who are the most blessed generation of Americans, to serve our country that way – he would be pleasantly surprised at how many of us would say yes I believe. ….

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

such sacrifices that rich man would make for US. I’m all choked up with the goodness and majesty …

How about you volunteer to pay more TAXES, you fuck.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Well he did (does) have NY state tax issues iirc. Wanted to do what so many do, take the pay off of a job in Manhattan but stay a home boy and pay the cheap Southern taxes.

hmm mmm.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Paterson Pile On Continues!

I see he is about today, saying he will be vindicated.


brinn - 3 March 2010

Fuck you, Harold! I’ll be 44 next week and I’ve already had too much of the money I’ve earned “held hostage” so that the likes of your “blessed generation” could dole it out to Lloyd Blankenstien and HIS ilk…..

Damn but these people should just be put out of our mistery, like YESTERDAY!

brinn - 3 March 2010

Fuck you, Harold! I’ll be 44 next week and I’ve already had too much of the money I’ve earned “held hostage” so that the likes of your “blessed generation” could dole it out to Lloyd Blankenstien and HIS ilk…..

Damn but these people should just be put out of our misery, like YESTERDAY!

marisacat - 3 March 2010

wasn’t that a drippy lecture from harold?

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010
6. NYCO - 3 March 2010

Today’s action (no pun intended) involves Eric Massa, apparently… of the “deleted diary” variety.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Didn’t Eric M finally win in upstate NY? Seems to me they ran him three times or so……..

Whose diary is deleted (or should I drag over to Dkos, is it worth it… LOL)

NYCO - 3 March 2010

It’s rumored to be either cancer or a male staffer issue.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Another one bites the dust!! (or so it sounds to me!!)


marisacat - 3 March 2010

Funny “Eric Massa” turned up more hits at Google news than “Eric Massa Rumors”…. and…well… he’s IS biting the dust.

Eric+Massa at Google News

catnip - 3 March 2010

POLITICO Breaking News:

Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has decided not to seek reelection amid allegations that he sexually harassed a male staffer, House aides tell POLITICO.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Trust Politico! Always on the Right… :lol:……….. what a scrweam!

His first endorsers were Clark… and Gene Taylor of Mississippi… and the Xtian coalition with an 87% approval (oops I mean the CC endorsed GT of MS… nto Massa)

Yes I so liked Eric right off. Esp as he delivered his consultant issued one liner at Dkos on abortion… “government should nto be involved” and the so called feminists BOUGHT IT.

As if government is anything BUT involved. to the hairline. OUR pubic hair and THEIR receding hairline.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

I see it is riding at the top with a perfect photo. Tiny smirk and receding hairline.

Buh bye Eric.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Massa cops to salty language but not t sexual harrassment. VV link

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

and I’m still proud to have been banned for attacked that worthless sack of shit.

7. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

What’s this –
Locusts and Frogs for the Dems in New York?
Ford , Rangal, Patterson, Massa etc…
Fuhhhck. 🙄

Maybe Edwards said-to-be imminent indictment will help.

NYCO - 3 March 2010

I could have predicted the locusts and frogs four years ago. The NY Dems are a “talent” filled organization that is pretty hollow and obsessed with petty infighting. I don’t really know why Massa is hanging it up (it may actually be a combination of cancer and alleged bad behavior – career-ending stuff doesn’t always come neatly packaged), but this is just the second shoe dropping (the first was the downfall of Bruno).

The NY Dems are weak and rotten as an “organization” and I use the term loosely. As Wall Street goes, so they go.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

I think spitzer was predictable. he went in and fought for nothing that mattered… and it was clear the Democrats had no deisre to have a majority in the NY senate or assembly or whateve you call it there. IMO they finally were able to put a healine grabbing sex label on stuff they had chased for years (imo dirty with the mob – not that I care!, probably way back into the family RE business…LOL, and it would be such an old story!)

Hey, the CALI Dems are weak as crumbly donuts. IMO Supported Arnold all the way, from Recall on.

NYCO - 3 March 2010

NY Dems are simply distracted by their own selves and by the huge amounts of money that are tossed around in NYC, where most of them are from. Very, very few of these people have the knowledge and temperament or even the desire to be statewide leaders… which is damned inconvenient for the rest of us 7-8 million citizens in the provinces.

NY Dems are very flashy. They’re characters. Everyone loves a flashy character, which is why they have this awe-inspiring national reputation as bulwarks of the Party and all that. They glitter with “legacy” and with “ideals” and all that stuff, but they seem congenitally unable to “bring it” any more.

Spitzer was just dumb. Paterson is out of his depth. Although he’d be an improvement over Paterson, nobody really trusts Cuomo either. The much-vaunted “deep NY Democratic bench” is dwindling. I’m not seeing much of a GOP bench either. It’s a real howling wasteland.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

well our flashiest have been Willie Brown, Speaker of our Assembly for a couple of decades – rose out of Oakland and as I have said, a thief for my entire life. And of course Arnold.

After Willie (who came to SF as mayor for two terms) we got a black woman as Speaker. A nothing. Now we have a 300 lb gay male Hispanic… etc.

I doubt any difference. Probably the woman dn the gay are somewhat lesser thieves than Willie, jsut becasue a lot of gravy is GONE…

I never once vote for Gray Davis in my life.. nevertheless, no doubt a far more tolerable figure than Arnold. But, so it goes.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

Oh but will the new beach house have to sacrificed? (Divorces COST).

brinn - 3 March 2010

No shit…why the spouse in legalese and I are still “married”….I have friends who are still legally married YEARS after they’ve actually divorced … the State get you coming, going and everything in between…

8. marisacat - 3 March 2010

And as long as the Dems keep “caving” it’s gonna go like this…

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Ben Smith: Political News and Analysis: Justice names lawyers

March 03, 2010

Categories:White House.

Justice names lawyers

The Justice Department, which took the politically questionable decision to allow that 7 appointees had represented detainees but refuse to name them, caved today, confirming the names to Fox.
[to FOX, get that? _Mcat}

The nework reports that “many of the seven lawyers in question played only minor or short-lived roles in advocating for detainees.”

They’ve become a central conservative target, though the Fox detailed Fox report may actually damp down the story.

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Not that handmaidens will do anything but curtsy.

Holder just gave up the list … what a lousy weak choice for AG.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

but Yoo will go on to be elevated and celebrated for the rest of his miserable, war criminal life.

Tweety is giving Stupak unanswered airtime to push his misogynist bullshit … Thor save us from fuck Catholics.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

yup… and Miss Condie just endorsed Meg Whitman…………. whoo hooo. Giddy-up!

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 March 2010

John Edwards INDICTED? Grand Jury Set To Indict Edwards, National Enquirer Reports

A federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, sources tell the National Enquirer. The grand jury has been investigating the former presidential candidate since April 2009 for possible misuse of campaign funds — Edwards had mistress Rielle Hunter on his payroll — and indictment is now imminent. The Enquirer talked to one friend who revealed that John was “terrified”:

marisacat - 3 March 2010

National Enquirer, the Paper of Record.


Reminds me wasn’t the bambina born in February… seems to me. 😆

marisacat - 3 March 2010

This gave me a laugh:

Meanwhile, rumors float about that Edwards proposed to Hunter and the two plan to move into a recently purchased $3.5 million beachfront home. If the couple do in fact intend to move in together, plans could be delayed if Edwards ends up serving jail time.

10. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

It lives, it speaks:

Robert Rubin says Nobody Saw Crisis coming.

Trotted out no doubt as the cracks in the commercial real estate and CDS dam are giving way. Not hard to figure , given the same crooked bastard mined it long ago.

One commenter in the HuffPo thread was kind enough to remind all of Beardsley Born’s 1998 critique. The Frontline piece which had Bornprompted me to dig up the truly unprecedented in blowback joint statement at the time from Treasury’s Rubin, Fed Oz Greenspan, and that decades DECADE LONG SEC Chair/ Crooked Cop, Arthur Levitt.

Now some say, Those motherfuckers should all be shot…Well, I wouldn’t want to go too far, maybe at least Before and After hanging.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

I heard Rubin on Charlie Rose in the early run up to 2004 selling the Dem nom (whomever it might be) partly by saying all the big Wall St firms were constantly maintaining and updating their disaster binders, which he indicated were several inches thick (can this get funnier?).. they expected everything to tip over. From all the lousy horrible Bush management.

Forked tongue and all that……………………… Going Rouge… ya know. Etc.

ts - 3 March 2010

The binders were several inches thick to protect them from flying bullets, I guess.

11. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

More drowning in Rubin’s whispers and lies,
and more is to come. As the older hands need new blood, it will presented by even slicker insiders to come. Guys like Peter Schiff who re-registered on my radar today as a HuffPo commenter was trying to present Schiff in a Positive light. LOL.

Schiff is the current R Senate Candidate in CT who ,
by design IMO,
is going to beat that drip of a Dem candidate Blumenthal.
My dog’s crap has more on the ball than Blumenthal.

Schiff’s commercials will write themselves. And they’ll definitely sell: Add this to the must watch list to understand the level of sophistication in what I call the Undeclared Financial War. Of course shoot every motherfucker in the vid, too, the hapless sorts they are.. But If Schiff looks like the quintessential Smartest Guy in the Room, it’s because he IS , and was indeed in the room.

Alongside the usual Moneyman to the Senate move one sees with Schiff, I see the trotting out of Dallas Fed President Fisher as another sign they are moving fast and furious to this Wind Down / Smaller Bank agenda. They have to.

However they do it , They’ll use this seemingly heartwarming move to issue strips in these big commercial portfolios, spin them back out in a fraudulent push retro to these touted Baily Building and Loans ala Jimmy Stewart from It’s A Wonderful Life. Baily Out 7.0 is more like it.

Back to Rubin and Schiff in a bit..

12. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

Schiff is a an insider in the Wall Street Arson game that gutted workers and retirees, young and old, not to mention vulnerable billions worldwide , and will now trade on his miraculous prescience to sell even more Serfdom under the brazen guise of Reform. Politically as Senate Candy he is selling fear of “Foreign Debt” while making a career in NWO offshore speculation. Stunning really, the balls on these motherfuckers.

The last three grafs from the web page at Schiff’s firm on “Strategy” is NOTHING BUT the Rubinite mantra while invoking the Great Thief’s name: Rubin himself.

Also, it is important not to confuse a desire not to go down with a sinking ship with patriotism. Such “patriots” who stand on the deck saluting the flag as the ship sinks will likely be of little assistance to other survivors left treading water. Only by attempting to position ourselves safely aboard sea-worthy lifeboats now will we be able to participate in any future rescue efforts. Protecting our wealth today should allow us to repatriate it tomorrow, thus enabling us to help rebuild a viable American economy.

😆 — > We’ll Be Back Fer Ya!

Can you believe this motherfucker?
Sadly, There is More to come.

*The most important step for investors to take when determining which investments qualify as being conservative is to first determine exactly what one is attempting to “conserve.” If one’s goal is simply to conserve the number of dollars one owns, then there are several domestic investments that will satisfy that simple criteria. However, what good is it to conserve dollars, if the dollars themselves do not conserve their purchasing power? After all, we do not want dollars for their intrinsic value; we want them for the goods and services they can buy. However, based on current U.S. monetary and fiscal policy, the many structural imbalances underlying the U.S. economy, and the potential monetization of massive funded and unfunded federal liabilities, the purchasing power of the dollar is likely to diminish substantially over time.

A truly conservative investor seeks to conserve the purchasing power of his portfolio, not merely the nominal dollar value of his holdings. At one time, when the dollar was sound and Americans produced the goods they consumed, this goal was readily accomplished with certain types of dollar-based investments. However, like the song says; “The times they are a changing.” Anyone wishing to be truly conservative must therefore be prepared to change with them.

And let’s not forget that last one there, as the PTB need to mollify the the OTHER simpletons being pandered to , the local Republican Club types, increasingly vocal, increasingly clued in to the Fed scam. For Neocon NWO hegemeny to proceed.. shall we say efficiently? – it will proceed either war, carnage come what may – but for it to proceed most sublimely – They have to redefine the center for the base on Right even moreso than they do they do with the base on the pushover Dem half of the Donklephant duoploy. Rubinites like Schiff are five steps ahead of the destruction of the dollar. They were in on it from jump and will be there shortin USD currency positions when pulling the plug on it, too.

marisacat - 3 March 2010


Protecting our wealth today should allow us to repatriate it tomorrow, thus enabling us to help rebuild a viable American economy.

America Love it AND Leave it…

Clever boys. We’re on the Titanic AND the Hindenburg.

13. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

Schiff’s appeal to authority to his investors is seen in his deferral to Robert Rubin below

In 2004, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin predicted that if foreigners viewed America’s budget and current account deficits as being unsustainable, confidence in our financial instruments could crack causing the dollar to fall sharply. In fact, during that same year, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker predicted an 80% probability that the U.S. dollar would collapse within five years (a relatively short time horizon in the investment world). Conservative investors who take these two former government officials’ warnings seriously have little choice but to seek safety abroad.

Anybody wanna bet how vociferously ( read: SQUAT) that the DNC and the CT Dems go after Schiff this fall over his

Again, the guy looks great compared to the maroons he was on on camera with in 2006.

But considering specifically ..(good luck).. what this would-be healer
PROBABLY BE Senator Schiff released today,
It’s the New Third Way/ Same Gangster Banksters we’re going to see.

Peter Schiff: Washington will never be the same
By Andrew Moran.

Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital and Republican Senatorial candidate for the state of Connecticut, believes Washington will never be the same again and that the United States can’t spend its way out of the current economic collapse.

Of course, there’s NOTHING on Regulation or raising taxes let alone putting Wall Street Mafiosa in jail.

“What we have to understand as a nation is that we cannot spend our way out of this current mess and not expect there to be dismal consequences. The next Senator from Connecticut needs to lead Washington away from the failed ideas that have caused the economic crisis and continue to undermine our economic recovery,” said Schiff in the press release.

Schiff went onto state that the US government needs policies that are going to actually stimulate the economy and create job growth but instead, Schiff says, the federal government is implementing decisions that make it impossible for businesses to hang on to their employees.

Schiff feels this trend cannot continue, “It’s time for Washington insiders to stop putting a bandage over our economic wounds and offer real solutions.”

Plain and simple, this Rubinite fuck is selling more Serfdom to service the Shylocks. Not that it matters , to be blunt, in CT’s
Choose your Jew Election next fall, voters will have their pick between the put together sharpie like Schiff or the tired old Blumenthal, the CT Dem AG who was celebrated behind the oceanfront hedgerows along Hedgefund Way. But Schiff is a whole lot younger, so they’ll stylize him as Bloomie lite, that fraud of Moderate Indy Repub thing, and he’ll be plastered in the seat for the next 25 years. They’re going to ram him in on the Repub side, lest the fickle finger of fate abandon the chance for a long term squatter in the Sen. Just knowing the dynamics in the background I see his challenger, this guy Blumenthal, getting a one-way ticket to Palookaville.

14. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

Let’s spread the love around, though…

Giannoulias, the Dem Sen nom for Obbie’s old seat, really a lawn chair for Ob, bein’ between games and all…
ANYWAYS, Giannoulias , in on the Boutique Community Bank scam, ..his family’s bank is Going Under.

via the one, the only..HuffPO – 😀

Alexi Giannoulias Denies Risky Lending At Broadway Bank, Admits The Bank Will Probably Close

These days, Who could possibly vote for a guy whose operation stole ONLY in the 100 Million dollar range? LOL. Piker.
And Another Goner from the looks of it.

While Mark Kirk continues to attack Alexi Giannoulias for allegedly refusing to answer questions about his family’s troubled Broadway Bank, the state treasurer was surprisingly candid while speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board on the subject Wednesday morning–admitting that the bank will likely be closed by the November election.
“It’s quite likely that the bank will not be around,” Giannoulias said. “There’s not a lot of capital out there for somebody to find $60, $70 million [as federal and state regulators want the Giannoulias family to reinvest in the bank in the next two months]. I hope I’m wrong.”

Yeh, maybe it will blow over. 😯
Translation: it’s a cesspool, and if he’s mentioning needing 60 to 70 mil now, he needs prolly half the GNP to stay afloat till next week. LOL.

Giannoulias has faced criticism from both Republicans and state Democrats regarding his involvement with the financially strained bank, which has been accused of risky lending and is now required to raise tens of millions in capital, stop paying dividends without regulatory approval and to hire an outside party to evaluate the bank’s senior management.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

I figure at some point Nancy appears in public and hr hair catches fire.

Shoe drop a day??????????

Hoyer says he knew of allegation against Dem

By ANDREW MIGA (AP) – 31 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says he received a report last month of allegations of misconduct against a New York congressman who has announced he will not seek a second term.

A statement from Hoyer’s office late Wednesday says he was told the week of Feb. 8 about the allegations by a staff member in Rep. Eric Massa’s office. Hoyer directed Massa to report the allegations to the House Ethics Committee within 48 hours. Hoyer says he received confirmation within 48 hours that the Ethics Committee had received the report and would review the allegations.

Massa, a freshman Democrat who represents western New York, had announced Wednesday that he will not seek a second term after a recurrence of cancer late last year. In a conference call, Massa dismissed a report that he had been accused of harassing a staffer.


marisacat - 3 March 2010

drip drip Benjamin NYDN

[A]nother source familiar with Cuomo’s probe added: “It’s his own guys who are looking to kill him, but it’s an investigation, you’re not supposed to be comparing notes.”

It’s no secret that top Paterson staffers are fed up with the governor. They’ve been leaking like sieves for weeks now – long before the Johnson mess even broke.

DN Capitol Bureau Chief Ken Lovett reported this morning that aides told the governor they won’t put out any more statements about the current scandal, telling him that anything he wants to say on the manner in writing should come from his attorneys.

ts - 3 March 2010

Interesting they’re looking to throw him under the bus. I don’t know anyone in their right mind who’d want to run NY right now, cept to strip out the last billion and jump before it runs into the side of the mountain.

marisacat - 3 March 2010

so crowded under that bus………….

ts - 3 March 2010

Well if he follows the Neil Bush route, after running his bank in the ground he’ll lay low for awhile and then get busted in Asia for taking bribes with hookers.

15. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

Calderone at Politico has it that BRODER,
the elder gent in his column at WaPo, rips into Rahmbo rentboys Milbank and Horowitz…Suggests their sources on the hatchetry must be Rahm’s Congressional pals… Relax David. Who needs sources anymore?

marisacat - 3 March 2010

There is another Rahm slobber fes,t at TNR… as well. I have only seen snips (at Americablog, I did not bother to follow th link)) but it starts to surf a soupcon of homoerotic.

GOOD LUCK, is all I can say.

16. BooHooHooMan - 3 March 2010

Germans Authorities raid Catholic Monastery.
Hmm. Check the Dates and the place…

Eight former students at the Ettal Abbey boarding school have reported that they were abused in 1954 and in the 1970s and ’80s, the abbey has said in a statement. The head of the monastery and the school headmaster stepped down last week.

Investigators with the Munich State Prosecutors Office visited the Benedictine Abbey of Ettal on Tuesday afternoon as part of their ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of underage children by priests there.

Authorities are now assessing evidence collected at the abbey, the prosecutors said.

No arrests have been made in the investigation involving Ettal.

The investigation unfolds amid a growing scandal involving allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Germany.

Hmm.. spanning decades….in the Munich Diocese.
Any NAMES of the Bishop of MUNICH ring a bell?

Archbishop of Munich and Freising: 1977–82

On 24 March 1977, Ratzinger was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising. He took as his episcopal motto Cooperatores Veritatis (Co-workers of the Truth) 🙄 – from 3 John 8, a choice he comments upon in his autobiographical work, Milestones. In the consistory of the following 27 June, he was named Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino by Pope Paul VI. By the time of the 2005 Conclave, he was one of only 14 remaining cardinals appointed by Paul VI, and one of only three of those under the age of 80.

“Co-workers of the Truth”. Makes ya wanna puke.
And the quick departure as the rapes went on..
So figure this,
Benny got the gig in the ArchDiocese of NaziPutsch Bavaria..
And was the last of the young up and comers (forgive me LOL)
favored by Paul the VI.
That’s a whole lot of confession over the years.

Of course, the ideal question is this:

marisacat - 3 March 2010

When JPII died and it was incense and holy rites all over Rome… I caught a roof top garden interview iwth one of the High Holies of the US… forget his name, with an accent… who said accusations of child abuse and pedophilia have been leveled at the good priests forever. In earlier days it was the Communists who would lie about the priests.

LOL So like Rubin – and all the others… an answer for everything. Just never the truth.

marisacat - 4 March 2010

Speaking of under-age boys… THIS is murky.. confused… . More obfuscation on the Massa matter.

17. catnip - 4 March 2010

Greece should sell islands to cut debt – Merkel allies

I don’t remember them telling the US government to sell Manhattan…

mattes - 4 March 2010

What bullshit, so will they be independent countries??

Didn’t Bush want to sell our land resources?

18. catnip - 4 March 2010

Fallujah doctors report rise in birth defects

Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion.

The city witnessed fierce fighting in 2004 as US forces carried out a major offensive against insurgents.

Now, the level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than in Europe.

The US military says it is not aware of any official reports showing an increase in birth defects in the area.

BBC world affairs editor John Simpson visited a new, US-funded hospital in Fallujah where paediatrician Samira al-Ani told him that she was seeing as many as two or three cases a day, mainly cardiac defects.

Our correspondent also saw children in the city who were suffering from paralysis or brain damage – and a photograph of one baby who was born with three heads.

He adds that he heard many times that officials in Fallujah had warned women that they should not have children.

Doctors and parents believe the problem is the highly sophisticated weapons the US troops used in Fallujah six years ago.

“highly sophisticated” = white phosphorus

marisacat - 4 March 2010

David Lindorff whose stuff appears at Counterpunch has some pieces at his site on the deformities in Fallujah… which for wahtever reason we just pounded to death.. Which of course (the defromities) are still happening in Vietnam as well.

Land of the free home of the brave.

mattes - 4 March 2010

That makes me ill.

….but they hate us for our freedoms, or has that meme been retired?

19. marisacat - 4 March 2010

Madman just sent me this… I have nto even made it to Business Insider nor to the Radar piece itself.


headline at Business Insider

Radar Reporting Insane John Roberts Rumor: “Seriously Considering Stepping Down”

marisacat - 4 March 2010

LOL and Radar retracts….

20. marisacat - 4 March 2010



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