by Goldy, 12/30/2009, 4:56 PM

And much to the disappointment of some of my trolls, it isn’t me in trouble with the feds.

43 Responses to “Feds subpoena bloggers over leaked TSA memo”

1. Roger Rabbit spews:

Seems to me they ought to be fixing the leak instead of going after the recipients of the leaked memo. But it’s always easier for apparatchiks who’ve screwed up to find private citizens to pick on instead of dealing with their internal problems.

2. Don Joe spews:

The TSA is running around like a headless chicken, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint’s hold on the appointment of Erroll Southers. Yet another reason why referring to Republicans as “terrorists” is no longer hyperbole.

3. Roger Rabbit spews:

Luis Posada Carriles, a serial terrorist who, among other things, allegedly blew up a Cuban airliner full of children — and was sprung from a Panamanian jail, allowed to live in the U.S. as free as a bird, and generally coddled by the Bush administration — is facing trial on federal charges of lying on his immigration application.

Change you can believe in.

4. drool spews:

I wonder if they would be so aggressive if it was the “traditional media” like say the New York Times or NBC. At some point the gummint is going to have to realize that bloggers ARE the media. Papers are failing right and left and broadcast media is failing in any real in depth analysis.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

@2 One of these days, Republican obstructionism may get a whole bunch of innocent people killed.

6. Blue Collar Libertarian spews:

@5 Hey Rabbit they all ready did. Remember the Daily Briefing that Bush got on August 6, 2001 saying that bin Laden would attack the U.S? Well he ignored it and others and folks died. Big time. ‘Course many folks forget who got that briefing. Don’t blame ya.

7. correctnotright spews:

@5: Republicans (Bush) released the terrorists from Gitmo that trained the last terrorist attack in Detroit.

Yup, it was Bush and the failure of Gitmo that led to this last attack.

Another Bush failure. Another soft on terrorism decison by Bush – just like the decision to not go after bin Laden, the decision to attack Iraq instead of finishing off Afghnistan and the decision to not capture bin laden in Bora bora.

Bush and the republicans: either soft or incompetent. Imagine the troll response if a democrat has bungled so much and set terrorists free.

8. Zotz spews:

@1: They’re after the leakers, through the recipients.

The big question: are bloggers real “journalists”?

I think I read a about case that will test whther bloggers have any sort of immunity as journos (who obviously don’t have the deep pockets to support litigation).

You’re an atty, can you comment (on the case)?

9. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

Hey Blue Collar… direct from Richard Clarke…

“I think the overall point is, there was no plan on Al Qaeda that was passed from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration.

Too bad facts and blue collar peeps don’t mix.

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

@8 When bloggers have the same legal budget as the New York Times, they’ll have the same immunity.

11. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 Suppose there was a plan? What good would that have done?

“Bush’s approach in most situations seemed a reactive combination of calculations to avoid his father’s mistakes and to reject Clinton’s policies. This was especially clear in international affairs: in his first nine months he reversed Clinton’s policy toward China, proclaiming it no longer a ‘strategic partner’ but a ‘strategic competitor’; in the Middle East, by withdrawing U.S. involvement in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians; toward Korea, by abandoning the negotiated accord that had frozen the North’s nuclear program and by humiliating President Kim of South Korea, who was promoting North-South reconciliation, during his March 2001 visit to the White House, contributing to a wave of anti-Americanism in a country that was among the staunchest American allies; by withdrawing U.S. support from the Kyoto treaty on global warming; and by forsaking Clinton’s efforts to address the dangers of international terrorism.”

– Sidney Blumenthal, The Clinton Wars (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2003), p. 797.

In other words, Clinton could have given Bush the blueprints to the White House, and Bush still would have peed on the carpet instead of looking for a bathroom.

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

Lush Flimflam is in a Honolulu hospital for observation after experiencing chest pains.

The guy might live longer if he’d quit smoking, kick his drug habit, lose weight, get some exercise, and stop pissing off God.

13. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 (continued) Amazingly, puddlebutt continues to defend Bush even though most of his fellow wingnuts have pulled paper sacks over their heads to conceal their identities and begun calling themselves “Libertarians” to hide the fact they voted for the chump. Puddy is behind the times.

14. headless lucy spews:

They did catch Cat Stevens and Robert Kennedy Jr., though.

But those were security triumphs of the Bush era.

15. YLB spews:

12 – My best wishes to FlimFlamBaugh for a speedy recovery. May he partake of the best health care money can buy and be back on the job soon doing what he does best: dividing, hating and lying.

Just what this country needs more of now that it’s finally seeming to get tired of it.

And darn is he paid well for it.

16. Politically Incorrect spews:

If Limbaugh was to check-out, I wouldn’t lose any sleep. He’s a pompous ass like most of the dickwads on radio.

17. Mr. Cynical spews:

I’m sooooo relieved that Obam-Mao is making a huuuuge deal out of getting a REPORT on the failed Mass Murder Attempt on the airline!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/31/obama-receive-report-failed-airline-attack/

Obam-Mao is trying to look like he’s in charge~! What a joke. Of course he should be getting a report. That’s his job.
Why is this headline material???
Obam-Mao still needs training wheels.
It’s obvious he was not prepared to lead.
A REPORT! Wow.

Meanwhile, Obam-Mao plunges in Strong Approval rating from +32 to -18….as folks see his ineptness.
The KLOWNS still blame Bush and Republicans.
It ain’t flying.
R’s are up in the Generic Congressional Polls.

Let’s have a 5-Party Race.
Tea Party
Progressive
Democrat
Republican
Green

That’s the order they would finish.
Progressive’s are too gutless to make a stand.
They are getting what they deserve.
An unsafe country and a Health Care Bill which will die in the Courts.

18. Mr. Cynical spews:

15. YLB spews:

12 – My best wishes to FlimFlamBaugh for a speedy recovery. May he partake of the best health care money can buy and be back on the job soon doing what he does best: dividing, hating and lying.

YLB–
Seems like you are talking about YOURSELF!!

19. Mr. Cynical spews:

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

The guy might live longer if he’d quit smoking, kick his drug habit, lose weight, get some exercise, and stop pissing off God

Seems like you are talking about yourself.
Got the oxygen tank cranked up this AM Rog??

20. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

Still using Blumenthal Herr Goebbels Dumb Bunny? Still haven’t learned? As Puddy said before each time you deliver Blumenthat Puddy will deliver Roger Cressey from the NY Times…

“This is very unusual,” said Roger Cressey, a former Clinton White House counterterrorism official who was held over under Mr. Bush. “We certainly did not do that. When the transition happened from Clinton to Bush, remember it was a totally different world. You had some documents given that gave them a flavor of where things were at. But now you’ve got two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a hot war against Al Qaeda.”

With all the Sidney Blumenthal issues…

There is one new link on Blumenthal Herr Goebbels Dumb Bunny. Puddy likes to introduce new material.

21. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

Amazingly, puddlebutt continues to defend Bush

Yep… Bush called it a War on Terror not an Overseas Contingency Operation. They were called Terrorist Attacks not Man Made Disasters. Yep, your side can’t concede these terrorists are trying to kill you.

22. Blue Collar Libertarian spews:

@9 Guess you never heard of the Presidential Daily Briefing that he gets from the CIA or even read about the damn thing. That specific briefing has been written about numerous times. Pay attention!

Gotta treat some adults like I treat my kids!

23. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

Cynical@18

Great catch on ylb arschloch!

24. czechsaaz spews:

@9

So Puuuuddddyyyyy…

I see you’re not NOT linking to your Richard Clark quote.

For the Limbaugh…

From local news, KITV

“He told medical crews he was taking medication for a back problem, sources said.” I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume this is pain medication. what else do you take from back pain? Oxycontin again Rushbo? Can we see your prescription? Still on the drugs, eh? And why aren’t you in prison for possesion of illegal drugs?

Orly Taitz has a right to know!

25. don spews:

@17 “Why is this headline material???”

You need to ask Fox News, they thought it significant enough for a headline.

26. don spews:

@11 “and Bush still would have peed on the carpet instead of looking for a bathroom”

I have this vision of Cheney, smacking Bush on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper, saying, “Bad lap dog!”

27. my ancestors came from Europe spews:

Seems like you are talking about YOURSELF!!

Wrong as usual KLOWN.. We want education and health care for everyone – even right wingers.

We never resent right wingers taking advantage of social secuity and medicare.

It’s Limbaugh who said Roosevelt is dead and the right wing is doing something about destroying the modest social insurance programs we have which compared to the rest of the developed world is freaking embarrassing.

28. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

checksaaz,

Puddy linked the quote three times already. Ask the HA arschloch ylb arschloch for the link. He’s told the world he provides Goldy a free backup service with his duplicate blog db in his house.

Too bad you have no search skillz. Too bad you possess moronic mindless memory malady.

29. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

Yep the PDB referred to potential Al Qaeda attacks. So did everything Richard Clarke gave to Bush before then. Just like the news we are learning know YOUR president’s peeps knew of a pending Al Qaeda attack coming around Christmas 2009.

“A senior official told the Times that President Obama was told in a private meeting Tuesday while vacationing in Hawaii that the government had a variety of information in its possession before the failed bombing on a Detroit-bound flight last week that would have been a clear warning sign had it been shared among intelligence agencies.”

Who knew and why did they sit on it blue collar fool?

“The president, in his most extensive comments so far on what went wrong in the security process, said information about the terror suspect was not properly shared among agencies. He said that information, particularly a warning to authorities from the 23-year-old suspect’s father in Nigeria, should have landed him on a no-fly list well before he boarded the Northwest Airlines flight in Amsterdam.”

Why was this missed blue collar fool? We were told hope and change were a coming!

Hmmmmmmmmm…………?

30. Puddybud Remembers Progressives Forget spews:

Golly this sounds eerily familiar…

A senior administration official, speaking with reporters on condition of anonymity, said enough was known about the suspect to stop him, but the government didn’t connect the dots.

Butt we were told change was coming… it’s been 8 years right blue collar fool?

31. czechsaaz spews:

@28

Or could it be Puddy, that after getting called out for supplying a “cover your ass” quote made almost a year after 9-11, you don’t want anyone to re-check this particular bit of your lunacy. You can’t hide your past oh great rememberer.

(Countdown until “I don’t need to Fool. I am the greatest searcher here. You need to ask someone else to provide you with backup for MY rantings. I can’t be bothered. HAHAHAHA. I remember! You pulled a wrong name once…)

But it was nice aliteration. Perfect passionate, pointless, powerless, proven problematic Puddy posting.

32. Don Joe spews:

@ 11

Suppose there was a plan? What good would that have done?

You’re missing Puddy’s argument. The reason the Bush Administration didn’t have a plan to deal with al Qaeda in September of 2001 is because the Clinton Administration didn’t give them a plan in January of 2001.

33. my ancestors came from Europe spews:

Ask the … for the link.

Poor Stupes. Totally obsessed with that database..

Gonna have to give him his money’s worth one of these days..

Right now… Yawnnnnn. Too bored of the loser to care all that much.

34. Right Stuff spews:

@2
“The TSA is running around like a headless chicken, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint’s hold on the appointment of Erroll Southers. Yet another reason why referring to Republicans as “terrorists” is no longer hyperbole.”

Well well Don,
Dig a little deeper.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ntquery/D?nomis:1:./temp/~nomiseS8lYQ::

He wasn’t nominated until SEPTEMBER 17.
He wasn’t passed out of committee until NOVEMBER 17.

Hardly a priority for President Obama or the Senate…..Healthcare anyone?

Your characterization that this is a Republican problem is proven false…

Epic Fail

35. ArtFart spews:

@9 Oh, it was passed all right…and the receiver committed a spectacular fumble on the one-yard line.

36. Right Stuff spews:

The link I provided isn’t working, so here is the text.

“Nomination: PN960-111
Date Received: September 17, 2009 (111th Congress)
Nominee: Erroll G. Southers , of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, vice Edmund S. Hawley, resigned.
Referred to: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Reported by: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

REFERRED TO: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Reported by: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Legislative Actions
Floor Action: September 17, 2009 – Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that upon reporting out or discharge it be referred sequentially to HSGA for a period not to exceed 30 calendar days; if HSGA has not reported at that time, then HSGA be discharged and the nomination placed on the Executive Calendar. under authority of the order of the Senate of 09/17/2009.
Committee Action: October 15, 2009 – Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings held.
Committee Action: October 27, 2009 – Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported favorably.
Floor Action: October 27, 2009 – Reported by Senator Rockefeller, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, without printed report.
Floor Action: October 27, 2009 – Referred sequentially to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs not to exceed 30 days under authority of the order of the Senate of 09/17/2009.
Committee Action: November 10, 2009 – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
Committee Action: November 19, 2009 – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.
Floor Action: November 19, 2009 – Reported by Senator Lieberman, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, without printed report.
Floor Action: November 19, 2009 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 557. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
Organization: Department of Homeland Security

Control Number: 111PN0096000 “

37. Don Joe spews:

@ 34

Well well Don,
Dig a little deeper.

If you’re going to dig, RS, then dig deep enough to tell us when DeMint put the hold on Southers’ nomination.

Your characterization that this is a Republican problem is proven false…

Really? How does the Tomas.gov record prove that DeMint’s hold isn’t motivated by politics?

Your characterization of my claim is proven false…

epic fail.

38. Don Joe spews:

Spencer Ackerman gives a pretty good rundown on the policy implications of the undiebomber attempt, and asks some rather important questions. The issues are not clear-cut.

Yet, solely for the sake of partisan political gain, Republicans are refusing to participate in a serious and well-considered discussion of these issues. Instead, Republicans are busy pointing fingers at the Obama Administration and accusing Democrats of being soft on terror.

This is way it is no longer hyperbole to refer to Republicans as “terrorists.”

39. Right Stuff spews:

Don Joe @ this thread

Don,
The facts are that the appointment of Southers didn’t occur until Sept 17. That’s 9 months after the Obama admin started, and almost a year since his transition began. His appointment was not pushed thru the Democrat held Senate as a priority. He could have been in place months ago. If it was a priority, Harry Reid could have this nominee put to an up and down vote and he’d be in….
For the Democrats, this was not a priority.

The politics in this are that Democrats, specifically the POTUS do not see the United States at war. Instead, the POTUS minimizes the threat as simply “oversea contingency events”. This POTUS is weak on Terrorists, which empowers them.

I have proven you false that the TSA is running around like a headless chicken due to Republicans. It is Democrats misplaced priorities that keep that post empty…

Don Joe= Fail

Happy New Year HA
Be safe

40. Roger Rabbit spews:

@19 I’ll bet money that I live longer than Limpdick. I’ll even give you even odds on it. How much are you in for?

41. Roger Rabbit spews:

@20 “Still using Blumenthal … ?”

Sure, why not? Between you and him, Blumental is a published author who worked in the White House, whereas you lack the skills to operate a garbage truck. So why would anyone but fools believe you instead of him?

42. Don Joe spews:

@ 39

The politics in this are that Democrats, specifically the POTUS do not see the United States at war.

Who said this:

But we must never forget. This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9-11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.

The “politics” consists of people like you completely ignoring what Obama has actually said, and doing so solely for the sake of partisan gain. If Democrats had done this to George Bush, Republicans would be screaming “treason” at the top of their lungs.

I have proven you false that the TSA is running around like a headless chicken due to Republicans.

Actually, no, you haven’t. You have, at best, shown that Democrats might share part of the blame, but, to reach that conclusion, one has to fault Democrats for not kicking hard enough at the barriers that Republicans have thrown in the way.

Sen. DeMint’s hold on Southers’ nomination is the primary and proximate cause of the fact that the TSA is currently headless. Were it not for DeMint’s hold, Southers’ appointment would have been confirmed by now. Both of those statements are indisputable statements of fact.

43. Jimmy Burnett spews:

This is just what us bloggers would have needed, the government telling us what we can and can not publish on our blogs. I find it ironic how quickly TSA dropped the idea of Subpoenas.