Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Eli Lilly Visits J-7...again.

J-7--Has Randall L. Tobias returned to his desk in Indy? Maybe, you tell me. Sure, it could be some bored clerk, bureaucrat--even some exectutive who wants some facts, or at to at least check... www.dcphonelist.com . It's good to check one's site meter, it really is, I recommends it. They try, they really do. What they're trying to do, I have no idea. What I do know is that the Bush and Quayle families have controlling shares in Eli Lilly, ahem.

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A note to new readers...

Ed.-Many of you will be coming her based-on searches of the legal predicament of Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Most articles on this site are located from May-through-July, but a quick search of the blog with Ms. Palfrey's last name should yield what you're looking for. Read away, it's been quite a ride, and it's hardly over, though even the casual observer of the scandal will note that it has its ebbs-and-flows (just like this site).Is every speculation and contention accurate? That's for you--the public--to find-out and decide. J-7 encourages individuals to reach their own-conclusions, irrespective of my own or the mainstream media's. You're all smart enough, I have faith.

Our Astronauts are driving drunk: Where's MADD?

Cape Canaveral, FLOR-I-DA ("I'm gonna go down to...")--I'm wondering--will we have to create a parallel law enforcement space program so we can pull these guys over, or will we slant the pee-tests so that they can get under them like all the meth-heads, crack-heads, heroin-addicts, and coke-heads who work in factories (and elsewhere)? Hey, the Soviets let their astronauts drink. They're strapped to a bomb with a hole in-the-bottom ferchrissakes. MADD, where are you?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ingmar Bergman, dead at 89

There are no more mysteries, no more pondering on death for Mr. Bergman anymore. He was a giant of both the cinema and the stage. He lived a full-life, with many accomplishments and directed his last film just a couple-years-ago (on HD video, like a young director!). For those of us who love his films--we all know the ones--he is virtually unchallenged as a great international director. He will also be missed. His crisis of faith is ended, he has what we don't: peace.His life now makes sense, as all narratives with an ending tend to. It's now time to truly examine his life and his work. RIP.

On the Death of Tom Snyder

tv-He's been missed for a long-time now, but his demise at 71 of leukemia is unfortunate. Was it the cigarettes? Who knows? Tom decided he'd had enough of television long ago. His "Tomorrow show" back in the 1970s and early-1980s was pretty good. Sure, Tom wasn't exactly hip past the jazz age, he loved the schmaltz of the entertainment world, but he was relatively intelligent and gave a lot of weirdos a chance to strut it on television. The "Tomorrow Show" was cancelled in 1982. So many guests, so little time. America wasn't ready for the show then, and isn't today. Then again, neither was Snyder most of the time! Johnny Lydon's going to lie and say he doesn't care, but I'd wager he's feeling sad about this.

His guests ranged from Lydon (who was very unfair in his attitude towards Mr. Snyder), the Plasmatics (Wendy-O-Williams, RIP), Elvis Costello, Ken Kesey, the Grateful Dead (OK, we can forgive him for this), John Lennon, the Ramones, Tim Leary--a whole lot of the counterculture. And he usually SMOKED when he did his shows. You also knew that almost anything could happen on his show, it was daring and took chances that would be unthinkable today. He and the NBC of that bygone era deserve credit for this. They made tv relevant for a few-moments. That's over. Done. Watch a DVD, ignore television. A funny man (sometimes, not on-purpose), with a wonderful laugh.

A Spirited Conversation with author William Keisling on the Murder of Assistant US Attorney Jonathan Luna (and much more) Part I of II

It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, black and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from "Paul Revere's Ride," 10th stanza.

It was on the cold day of December 4th, 2003 when Lancaster, Pennsylvania authorities found the mutilated-body of assistant U.S. attorney Jonathan P. Luna. He was supposed to be in the court of U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr., in a very troubling federal trial in which he appeared to be attempting to scuttle a corrupt investigation by the FBI. Why would he do this? He had good reason to: during the FBI's dubious investigation into a Baltimore rap label, a Black family named the Dawsons were burned-to-death at the end of October of 2002 after repeated calls (36, by most accounts) to the city's federal "Safe Streets Task Force."
For reasons that are unclear, the calls were never forwarded by members of the Baltimore PD to federal agents. It should be noted that the Safe Streets Task Force was populated by the very same investigators in the Stash House investigation, and members of the Baltimore PD. They were nowhere to be seen while the Dawsons were fighting-off drug dealers in their East Baltimore neighborhood. Not one of them has ever been held responsible for this negligence. 
Even worse, Special Agent Steven Skinner allowed the key informant in the Stash House case (one Warren Grace) to sell heroin and terrorize his neighbors, just like the murderer of the Dawsons, one Darrell Brooks. Both were repeat offenders. Grace was caught in a drug-transaction on the day the Dawsons were murdered by Brooks, possibly even being supplied the heroin by an FBI agent. While the feds were trying to take over a rap label, the Dawsons were frantically trying to contact them, were ignored, and died in flames. Roughly a year later, Jonathan Luna would join the Dawson family. In a very short time after his body was discovered in faraway Pennsylvania, Luna's character would be assassinated, probably by his killer (or killers). An air of institutionalized racism and neglect hangs over all these events, and our nation.
Federal law enforcement close to Luna's work on the Smith/Poindexter trial (the FBI wanted to own Stash House Records--what if they had a hit-single?) figure prominently on the suspects-list, which adds a certain irony to the fact that the case is no longer considered a federal one. It's great when one agrees with oneself. To-this-day no genuine suspects have been investigated, and nobody has been convicted. The press have been far-too-credulous in their trust of the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, Maryland. At that time, the office was headed by one Thomas DiBiagio, now in private practice, a man who has made a lot of broken promises. I can only dimly remember the flash on the news (CNN) in December of 2003. There was an image of the crime scene that showed a car in a field and some crime scene tape-barriers. If the public had seen the condition of Luna, the outrage would have been everywhere, and palpable.
We never saw how despicable the crime really was: Luna's body was horribly-mutilated. He was stabbed at least 36-times, with a coup de gras through the back of his throat. His hands were shredded--cut to-the-bone, clearly illustrating that the assistant U.S. attorney suffered the tortures of the damned defending himself. Incredibly, the feds wanted to paint it as a suicide. Some in the media followed their lead, and still are. The FBI's role in all of this is unsettling, particularly in the case of Special Agent Steven Skinner. Skinner is still serving in Baltimore's FBI field office, probably falsifying more 302s (field reports from agents on cases and incidents).
Where was the "Safe Streets Task Force" when the Dawsons were calling 911? Watching Stash House's Poindexter and Smith, and chasing their informant Warren Grace around. He was out committing crimes just as the murderer of the Dawsons--one Darrell Brooks--was, and on the government's payroll. Why weren't the Dawsons' 36-calls forwarded to the federal task force? There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding all of these events in Baltimore during the period surrounding the murders in Baltimore and Pennsylvania.
The murder of Jonathan P. Luna is a sprawling case involving municipal, federal, and organized crime entities. It also reaches into the politics of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and without Bill Keisling's book, "The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna," we wouldn't know many of the problems with the government's story. Like the night ride of Paul Revere, Jonathan P. Luna is still warning us of the approaching threat...from his grave. We only need listen to hear his warning. He might be telling us where Special Agent Steven Skinner was that night.
Matt Janovic: For members of the public who maybe only heard of the murder of assistant U.S. attorney Jonathan Luna, what can you tell them about its significance?
Bill Keisling: Well, I think that the title, "The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna,"refers to is the midnight ride of Paul Revere. That it's a warning to the American public of a new level of corruption in American government. What they've done here is to manage to silence the press, they've eliminated public participation, and you don't read in the papers about how there's government corruption anymore--or court corruptions--not that the problems are solved. They've eliminated the criticism, and the checks-and-balances are rooted-out. What the Luna case appears to be is the case of a federal prosecutor who was murdered, and how they then destroyed his reputation so that the public might not even care about him. The truth comes out.
Matt Janovic: Do you think assistant U.S. attorney Luna was a hero, a villain--or maybe something in-between?
Bill Keisling: I think you have to look at it like this: while writing Midnight Ride, I had to study this book on "victimology"--I had to study victims and where they're coming from. Luna grew up in the Bronx in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, and they [drug dealers] were dealing drugs at his door, they were shooting through his apartment building door, and he generally wanted to help people. He was really remarkable. This isn't somebody whose daddy put him through school, he did it for himself. I think that he genuinely wanted to help people that find themselves in the inner city neglect that he grew-up in.
He joined the Bush Justice Department, and in his last case the FBI had an informant who--while on the government payroll--was dealing heroin, [and] was being sent in by the FBI to halfway houses to deal heroin. At the same time, the FBI was ignoring [the Dawsons]. They had this so-called "Safe Streets Task Force,"but they were dealing heroin. They weren't helping people like the Dawsons, who were burned out of their home. So, I think is that what he came to see was that in the Bush Justice Department--he couldn't see a hero, he couldn't see white hats because it was too compromised.
Matt Janovic: Are there other similar cases of murders of U.S. attorneys and assistant U.S. attorneys going-on in the continental United States currently?
Bill Keisling: Oh yeah. The assistant U.S. attorney in Seattle [Tom Wales, who was murdered exactly one month after 9/11] who was shot from his basement window, and it appears to be connected to one case or another. The operative phrase that the Justice Department is using in both the Luna and Seattle assistant U.S. attorney is that it wasn't connected to their jobs, or the line-of-duty. But I don't think it's just the U.S. attorneys. You have the federal judge in Chicago who came home and found her family killed. ...The point is, in the United States, we used to have this idea that our law enforcement and our judges--that nothing was going to happen to them.
Matt Janovic: Things are happening to them.
Bill Keisling: But things are happening to them, and again, that's the point of Midnight Ride. It's a warning that it has risen to a point where where it's open season on judges and prosecutors--the next step is journalists and writers.
Matt Janovic: I think that's already begun...at least in Iraq. This is just for your opinion: who might be murdering them?
Bill Keisling: Well, I think that the body-of-evidence that's being developed--and I don't know who's murdering them--but I know one of the parties that have actively participated in mob murder is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I think that's what has come out in congressional hearings. Up in Boston, with Whitey Bulger...these guys were worshipped as the stars of the streets along with their informants. ...So, if your readers watch the Sopranos, they'll see that these agents are so tied-in with their informants, [and] there's no oversight.
You either turn your back, or pretend you don't know what's going-on, or you actively participate in it [the crimes], and you have the mob running the FBI. The FBI works both sides of the street, and the problem is, there's no oversight. They're not responsible to the Senate, they're not responsible to the American public. What your readers have to understand is that the FBI's informant program is their holy of holies.
They don't want to talk about it. This is breeding all-kinds of corruption. At the same time, what you have is the Justice Department not respecting the writers' and reporters' sources. Now, reporters are being jailed. What I think is that there needs to be oversight, and that whole [informant] program needs to go out the window. It's time for Americans to really focus on what's going-on and get involved here.
Matt Janovic: Do you believe the use of informants by the FBI has some overarching goals, or is federal law enforcement simply broken, or both?
Bill Keisling: What I try to point-out in the book is that there is a long history--not only in this country, but going back to Shakespeare's time, the Roman Empire, and Alexander the Great--of using informants and counterintelligence. There's definitely a role in that. I talk about how it saved us during the Revolutionary War, that General Washington was very adept at the use of informants and misinformation. He kept Cornwallis at-bay in Philadelphia, planting false information. ...He really was a hero. Washington had a prohibition against torture, but look what's going-on now. ...I'm a big defender of George Washington. The proof's in the pudding.
Matt Janovic: Why do you think FBI agent Steve Skinner is important in the context of Jonathan Luna's murder?
Bill Keisling: He's important because he mishandled Luna's last case, his informant Warren Grace was out dealing heroin, they [Safe Streets Task Force] were ignoring the calls of the Dawson family who needed help, he's dishonest, he likes to meet people in the dead of night, he scares people, we don't where Skinner was the night Luna was murdered--I just think he's a really important character in all this.
Matt Janovic: What's Warren Grace and Mr. Skinner doing these days?
Bill Keisling: Well, Warren Grace is in the hoosegow, and Skinner is still a Special Agent in Baltimore as far as I know. I think Skinner should get a new job--there's probably opportunities at McDonald's or Walmart. As for Warren Grace, you don't have to read the book too-carefully to see here's a guy who found himself in the driver's seat: he was driving the [Stash House Records] case, he was driving the investigation.
I think that whole case is a classic study of why there needs to be more oversight and reform. What happens is, Luna is just left holding the bag. You have this one guy who is up-against the Bureau and their corrupt practices, and I think they helped contribute to his death.
When I was researching this book, and writing it, I thought, "Oh my God, I can just imagine some moron like Ethan Brown [another investigative author on the Luna murder] coming up and trying to put Warren Grace back in the driver's seat of this case." Here he [Grace] was leading this investigation, leading the trial, and caused all this tragedy, and which moron is going to put Warren Grace back in-charge? But it wasn't going to be me! [laughter]
Matt Janovic: Do you think Ed Norris was ferrying prostitutes with the Baltimore Police Department's Executive Protection Unit [created, ostensibly, to protect the then Police Commissioner]?
Bill Keisling: I don't know! That's one of the things we have to find out. There's females 1-6--Ed tells me (I was on his show last year) that they were his "friends," so people need to look at the information on my site and decide for themselves [www.yardbird.com]. I think it's very troubling to have this sort of thing going-on with the head of a police department.
Matt Janovic: Is it true that you were the first to report the 36 stab-wounds on Jonathan Luna's body?
Bill Keisling: That was a count issued by the Lancaster county coroner. I was the first one to realize that the 36 wounds matched-up with...
Matt Janovic: The missing $36,0000 from [money stolen from evidence from a previous federal trial in Baltimore in a bank robbery case. Luna and an FBI agent were the last to handle the money...]...
Bill Keisling: Right, and the number of times the Dawsons tried to call for help [to the Safe Streets Task Force. Skinner was a lead member.]. That's called a crime signature, and you can't ignore something like that. ...So, why was he stabbed 36-times? Incidentally, the undertaker said she counted 32. What do I say in the book--who's counting? He was hurt. It looks like the coup de gras was the neck-wound, and probably with the others he was being held at knifepoint. The undertaker said that the wounds to his hands between his fingers cut to-the-bone. Luna was obviously trying to defend himself. ...The guy was taken out and tortured.
Matt Janovic: Not a suicide, definitely.
Bill Keisling: That's misinformation. ...If this was happening to me--while it was happening--the last thing I would want is for someone to think I did this to myself.
End of Part I

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

202-861-0737: The Vietnamese Embassy

The call originates from Ms. Palfrey's old Vallejo number (707-648-1500). It's a good example of a lady who liked to travel a lot (and a "miss"), but that's likely to be it. [Ed.01.03.2010--But it could be an indication that she was laundering money while abroad, maybe even looking at places to flee to.] I only include it to EXCLUDE it.

The Madness Continues: Another Bearded Intruders Horoscope!

Bearded Intruders Horoscope July 29, 2007

Here we go with our second weekly Horoscope. This week, my spirit guides Osiris and El Chupacabra helped me on my ethereal quest to decipher the stars. Please do not try to escape your fate. It will only make things worse.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Things you used to be worried about appear to be ridiculous. Like when your son-in-law lost his job, and your daughter's family moved in? You THOUGHT it was going to be bad news. But that man has dutifully weighed down the couch, and kept your television warm for the last eight months. No need to change course now.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): You like to build things that will last for several generations. People might laugh at first, but when your gritty determination to build that mud mound temple sinks in, their attitudes will change. Choose a spot with good sun exposure. Virgo and Aquarius people make good lackeys. [Ed.-You know, some of my ancestors may have been mound building Native Americans! Still a month-too-late!]

Gemini (May 21-June 21): Self-discipline is required to master a complex subject. Keep practicing, even when you start busting blood vessels. That's nature's way of telling you, "Good job!" Thursday is good for pranks.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): Your mind is like a steel trap. Inventions and innovations spring forth from you with such ferocity, it's amazing that absolutely no one but yourself ever pays any attention. But you shouldn't care if people say your creation is going to explode with you and leave a crater 10 yards in diameter. Dust off that million-dollar idea and make it happen. [Ed.-President Bush is apparently both a Taurus & a Cancer...there's a presidency on the cancer...]

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You are probably going to be conned for a large amount of cash this week, especially by an Aries. There will be arguments. Say you're sorry. You really deserve it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There's no substance to one of your oldest fears. Just because a dog is "foaming at the mouth," doesn't mean it doesn't want to be your friend. This week, you'll have a chance to make friends with "man's best friend." Don't let the growling, barking, and crazy eyes put you off, either. [Ed.-I'd make a Vicks joke, but it's too serious a subject.]

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Without realizing it, you've grown to become the laughing-stock of the entire company. And, since the company you work for only hires losers and morons like yourself, that means you are a special kind of bumble-fuck. You will spill an entire plate of food on Wednesday. Ha-ha.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It's unbelievable how much you inspire everyone around you. Your smile keeps an elevated mood focused in a radius around your person. Your face is likely to heal the sick, just by gazing upon it. To prove it's not a dream, keep pictures of your impressive features. You totally rock. [Ed.-And her name is Monica Belucci...]

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Last week, you had trouble with "irregularity." Around Saturday night you finally got a little relief. It's been touch and go since then. But with all that cabbage you consumed on Sunday, you're about to come out with another good one. Light a match. [Ed.-Jesus, I'm beginning to feel really sorry for Fred Thompson...and John McCain. Goddamned Hanoi Hilton (not Paris)]

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It seems like forever since you have been intimate with anyone, and with good reason. If you take a good look in the mirror, you'll no doubt see what a disgusting ogre you have allowed yourself to become. Do you really want to get naked in front of another living creature? You may have more hidden away than you realize. How long has it been since you had those things clipped? [Ed.-There's no need of speaking-ill of the late Richard M. Nixon and Howard Hughes.]

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Nice work, asshole. Those pictures you were supposed to take care of are winding up in the wrong hands. A wise man once said, "Never take pictures, never write anything down." But not you. You're going to have a lot of explaining to do. Get your stories straight now, and dump the tools in the trash can at the burger place across from the mall. [Ed.-Erm.]

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Blast through the glass ceiling that used to limit your progress. They don't have the right to keep you back, just because you breathe rather loudly, and you repeatedly voice your childish opinions. It's up to you to MAKE them listen, even if it means taking drastic measures. You know what you have to do. You've been practicing and saving up energy. Nothing can stop you. Don't wear pants. [Ed.-This seems like advice Mark Foley gave to some kids once...]

This week's Birthdays: Around the middle of the week, you are going to be the victim of mistaken-identity. You'll be blamed for something somebody else did. And no matter what you say, no one will believe you. If you choose the right snack, you will find redemption. The wrong choice will end in tragic circumstances. Enjoy. [Ed.Care for some Turkish delight?]

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Development in the Case of Murdered Asst. U.S. Attorney Jonathan Luna

www.yardbird.com --Investigative journalist and author William Keisling is reporting that Jonathan Luna's dad has contacted the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania coroner who conducted the original autopsy for more answers. The murder remains unsolved, and Luna's body was found in an area of the state that can only be described as an organized crime domain. That's just one aspect of the story, which could include "bad actors" in the FBI, and the political structures of Maryland and Pennsylvania. It's a bad-day in America when a bright, basically idealistic and honest man like Luna can be murdered simply for doing his job (and-then-some, he could be a hero according to Mr. Keisling's incredible book, "The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna"). What's certain is that the FBI is still out-of-control. It's likely that they could still be targeting Black communities for disruption (by-design), just as they did under J. Edgar Hoover. This would make Luna's murder all-the-more despicable. Who murdered the Asst. U.S. Attorney, and why? Head to the link above, and you'll know more.


Washington D.C.--It appears once again that the GOP is putting partisanship above the interests of the nation. This should be unsurprising to even the most casual observer. The vote on the House Judiciary Committee was along partisan-lines (22-17), with Republicans banging the same tired drum-beat: "Political theater...a waste of time." Right, we've never, ever seen that with the GOP in-the-majority. Never. Not even in 2006, not once, not ever. What they don't want you to understand is that Rep. Conyers has to move on this, irregardless of his feelings for the Bush administration. It's normal procedure, and his responsibility. Republicans abdicated this responsibility when they were in the majority. Call and e-mail your representatives now, and give-em'-hell.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

J-7 takes-a-holiday

J-7--After ten-months of endless work (and little love or money, which is OK) it's time to take a few-days off. My machine will call your machine numerous expletives, especially if you're "Sam Eardth" ( a name that had to be made-up), "Steve Canyon" (ditto), or most representatives of the mainstream media. One thing's certain: there aren't many people in America with the last-name of "Roughead" (or "Hogshead"). Stu gotts.


Washington D.C.--We all know that the Bush administration is already refusing to allow any of their appointees to prosecute any Bush aide--former-or-standing. But if Jeffrey A. Taylor refuses to under orders from the president, he's committing a federal felony. The problem is--Bush can pardon him, or commute his sentence. Congress might consider this: it's time to end the Excutive power of commutation and pardons.

In a recent Justice Dept. letter, the Bush administration has made it clear that they'll order Taylor to do just-that. This should be a clue to Congress that the U.S. Attorney scandal is 100% real, and that appointments and any statements by the administration and her servants is going to be self-serving, or a blatant-lie. This is why they won't testify under oath, excepting AG Alberto Gonzales, but he's not exactly telling anyone anything of substance at the hearings. Eventually, he's going to be cited for contempt too, and several others will be feeling this heat.

Democrats rejected Fielding's "take-it-or-leave-it" offer and advised lawyers for Miers and Bolten that they were in danger of being held in contempt of Congress. If the citation passes the committee and then the full House by simple majorities, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi then would transfer it to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. The man who holds that job, Jeff Taylor [Ed.-Currently prosecuting Jeane Palfrey], is a Bush appointee. The Bush administration has made clear it would not let a contempt citation be prosecuted because the information and documents sought are protected by executive privilege. Contempt of Congress is a federal crime, but a sitting president has the authority to commute the sentence or pardon anyone convicted or accuses of any federal crime. (AP, 07.25.2007)

The Bush statement is essentially a declaration of Monarchism. If Congress doesn't do something substantial, other routes are going to be taken by the public when the fallout begins. At that point, there's no more democracy, and the mask is off. The myth of democracy has been crucial towards social control in the United States, and when it's gone, most forms of rule are going to be extremely difficult. As one could imagine, this isn't necessarily good for American elites, since a national upheaval of some sort would be almost certain when the president decided to truly flex his new-found powers (and he has, and will).

What's astonishing is: the public doesn't get it, they don't realize how genuine the threat is. Many still believe we have to fight the war on terror, and that it's working...when it's clearly not-working. Certainly, the majority dislikes the president and the job he's done on this nation--the illegal Iraq war, the illegal invasion of Afghanistan, his bungling on 9/11 (just starting to get that one), illegal wiretapping, his ongoing bungling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina damage, his tax-cuts for the rich, rigged elections, the Plame scandal, and-on-and-on-and-on.

It's nearly endless what he's guilty of, and he's even admitted systematically violating hundreds of federal laws. It has to be said that the GOP is the party of lawlessness and subversion, and it's time to shutter them, breaking them into several parties. Only radical reform will fix the mess made by the Bush administration. What's amazing is that their votes are counted in Congress at all after what they've tried to pull: an overturning of American democracy, and they're still trying to do it. Contempt citations can only be the beginning, it's time for real criminal investigations and hearings. House Judiciary Chair John Conyers is only three-votes-away from beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Richard Cheney. Start calling you representatives right-now, and give them hell-on-earth.

What's galling is, the vote today is just to approve the measure, not the full House vote. Democrats want to wait until after Congress's August recess, as though this can really wait that long. Perhaps they're waiting for things to truly disintegrate in Iraq? That's a very serious gamble with out lives and our collective-destinies. Consider the fact that two former Reagan administration officials have gone on-the-record as saying they felt the Bush administration was constructing a "police state," then it might behoove us to listen, and to act. It's of crucial importance that we all stay within the law, and let those who would back this commit the crimes. If the courts won't fix it, then the cataclysm is here, and the American experiment is over. What Congress needs to do is to create a new remedy for this situation, possibly through legislation.

Our political system is obviously broken, and new safeguards have to be created to rein-in similar excesses coming from any future president. But prosecuting the administration in civil court could be another option, one that Rep. Conyers is considering. Deeper investigations into "voter caging-lists," and the administration's politically selective (partisan) investigations could also serve in downing a criminal government. Frankly, there's so much to prosecute the Bush administration for, it's possible that the wrong route is being taken. The time has come for an independent investigation.

AP Today: http://apnews.myway.com//article/20070725/D8QJMBVG0.html

The House Judiciary Committee: http://judiciary.house.gov/

Marie Cocco's opinion piece: http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/287283.html

Lindsay Lohan: "I know who arrested me."

Hollywood--Kenneth Anger? You need to write part three of "Hollywood Babylon," you have an ending. It's not hard-to-believe that Aleister Crowley visited the place in 1914 and was shocked by the hedonism and cocaine-inhaling. What's scary is that it was Aleister Crowley who was so terribly shocked. If you understand anything about cinema, you know that it's almost all about death, and the desire to overcome it. All movies have the technological subtext of preserving the image of youth and vigor. If you want to understand the Hollywood/Occult connection, read Curt Rowlett's "Sex and Rockets," on Jack Parsons. Also, watch all of Kenneth Anger's films, and Tobe Hooper's "Toolbox Murders" for atmosphere (the backstory is about Parsons' attempt at making a humunculus, an artificial human being). So mote it be.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


"I don't trust you."
--Senate Judiciary Chair, Sen. Patrick Leahy today to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (AP, 07.24.2007)

"Your credibility has been breached to the point of being actionable." --Senator Arlen Specter, ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. (Bloomberg, 07.24.2007)

Washington D.C.--Jeffrey A. Taylor is a name we'll be hearing a lot more of in the next-few-days--or should. He's the interim (appointed, bypassing Senate approval) U.S. Attorney appointed by Gonzales at-the-behest of the Bush administration, and who's going to continue blocking legitimate congressional oversight and investigations into the firing of 9 U.S. Attorneys last fall. Now we know why--it was an insurance policy for the November 2006 midterms to insulate the White House from legal-scrutiny with the possible (later, literal) demise of the GOP majority.

It all seems to be working well for the Bush administration with a seven-month-long inquiry that shows no signs of ending yet. But Specter's challenge towards the appointment of a special prosecutor might just be that break that was needed, and thrusts the investigations firmly into the realm of bipartisanship.

Sen. Arlen Specter told the embattled attorney general such that a scenario may now be necessary because, the senator maintained, Bush administration officials have made statements that might have the effect of shutting down congressional supervision. "The constitutional authority and responsibility for congressional oversight is gone,'' said Specter, the Judiciary Committee's senior Republican. Gonzales sat just a few feet away, at the witness table, as Pennsylvania Republican declared: "If that is to happen, the president can run the government as he chooses, answer no questions.'' (AP, 07.24.2007)

These are very strong words from one of the most senior Republicans in the Senate. The problem is the all the other Republicans in Congress who continue to protect the White House from any significant oversight. Specter astutely noted that the Bush administration's refusal to allow Taylor to proceed in any investigation and prosecution of anyone in the White House is tantamount to an overturning of fundamental democracy.

There were also more exchanges over Monica Goodling, as well as the bedside visit he and and then Chief of Staff at the White House--Andrew Card Jr., who resigned in March of 2006--had with the sedated, former Attorney General John Ashcroft to renew an intelligence program whose provenance is again being disputed. The Attorney General was a legal counsel for the White House under Harriet Miers (former Bush senior legal counsel) at the time.

Miers has refused to testify under oath before the House and Senate Judiciary committees after being subpoenaed, at-the-behest of the president. In addition, AG Gonzales is now contradicting his June testimony ("I misspoke," which in Justice Dept. parlance sometimes means "to lie") that the program-in-question was the warrantless surveillance one, by now saying it is not the same program, but another one. The highest-ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee prescribed a cure, and very curtly:

Specter raised the prospect of calling for a special prosecutor to press a potential contempt-of-Congress citation over the White House's refusal to provide certain documents and sworn testimony regarding the firing of nine federal prosecutors last year. He denounced the Bush administration's stand that it would prohibit the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from pursuing a contempt citation. (Washington Post, 07.24.2007)

This isn't unlike what happened in the Plame scandal--and didn't that one work-out well? You have to do something, but one can see this is going to contribute to creating the proper climate towards impeachments in the Bush administration. Events in Iraq could also aid in this effort, as well as other emergent-scandals. Predictably, Gonzales has continued to cast himself in some hero's role, and again claims he's not resigning. The reasons are simple: how else can the Bush administration control the investigations and the comings-and-goings within the Justice Department? If an independent prosecutor is appointed by Congress, that's going to be out-the-window.

Attorney General Gonzales attempted to tout the achievements of Justice under his stewardship, but forgot to note the rise in violent crime in the past year througout the country, the statistics coming from his own bureaucracy. It's worth noting that such an embattled AG is going to have difficultly expediting his legitimate responsibilities while simultaneously trying to defend his past-lapses of the same. This comment from Sen. Specter was very telling:

Specter: Let’s find one you will answer. How about [the] death penalty case? Charlton contacted your office and said [the] case was not appropriate for dp. Testimony that AG spent 5-10 minutes on the issue…is this accurate? (Sen.gov)

Expect an explosive reaction from the White House if a special prosecutor is appointed. Under reported were hints from the Senate Judiciary Committee that Gonzales could face perjury charges for previous testimony, presumably covering the Ashcroft incident. It's being noted widely that the Gonzales testimony today contradicts that of then (2004) Deputy AG James Comey in several areas.

AP Today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6801631,00.html

The Washington Post Today: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/24/AR2007072400207_2.html?hpid=topnews>

Bloomberg's excellent piece Today: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=amoeIdSanAzw&refer=home

The Senate Judiciary Committee: http://judiciary.senate.gov/

Monday, July 23, 2007

703-836-0522: Ron Roughead's phone number still gone from dcphonelist.com today

www.dcphonelist.com --And nobody can cross-reference it there now, either. Like I said, it could take a bigger-fix than most of us would assume. I'm still wondering if their site was hacked, frankly, it's not impossible. "Sam Eardth" (the name that never occurred in Western history until they created it) continues to e-mail me, but they've been blocked. Pretty stupid folks, they should have colored outside-the-lines occasionally in their lousy rote education. I assume they'll feebly attempt at getting another kiss-ass yahoo account to continue their feeble-attempts at intimidating me. It's never going to work, but it's Eardth Day everywhere, hurrah! Al-Jazeera have been sent Roughead's name-and-number since the American media are essentially worthless. They aren't alone. Repeated e-mails to the Toronto Star, Dutch National Radio, AP, Rawstory.com, the Toronto Daily News, Huffingtonpost.com (no surprise there), and even the Guardian have elicited no responses whatsoever. There have been several others. Not even Stern in Germany will respond.

This echoes Ms. Palfrey's remarks in court documents that this all reaches into "the upper echelons of power" in America, and that power has reach. Ownership of media is more concentrated than it's ever been in human history. Any-and-all attempts at intimidation will be posted here in toto, including all the other forms and approaches. Certain media will also be informed of any harassment directed at J-7 members. It will also be reported to local authorities, and the courts if it crosses-the-line. I have to give Inside Edition credit--they actually responded. Perhaps I was too rough on Mr. Berkowitz (not David, though, he's a nut). This is a real twilight moment for all Americans. Very little on this site is taken from anywhere but the internet, with a dial-up connection. Consider that the mainstream media has greater resources than I.

It took me a mere eight-hours to locate Mark Capansky's and Ron Roughead's number. One-person, alone. If I'm guilty of anything, it would be thoughtcrime, and we all know where that leads. Maybe the people I'm outing don't realize that they're mere-cogs in what could be an emergent totalitarianism in America. They need to start reflecting on this possibility, be good, patriotic Americans, and do what's right for once in their lives. They need to tell the public what they have done, and what they have seen. You cannot have a democracy when the people are kept in-the-dark. Stalin once said, "Knowledge is power." He knew better than anybody. To all others researching the phone records of Pamela Martin & Associates: you are fully in-your-rights to publish these numbers and your findings online, it's part of the public record, courtesy of the ruling of Judge Gladys Kessler allowing their release.


Annapolis, Maryland
--Is she with ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence), or is she just another poor soul caught-up in a legal mess? Is an intel root-system being uncovered, one-by-one? It's interesting how many of these people have direct-access to power and security clearances, but then, many of Palfrey's clients were going to be well-heeled. This is why some of the outed have answering to do, including Randall L. Tobias. The media didn't report the name of the Naval Officer anywhere that this researcher could locate. Consider these possible factors:

--Unknown female is an Naval Officer at Annapolis, ostensibly as an "instructor." Intelligence operatives usually have a cover job, and other capacities. It could be nothing.

--It's even money that she's one of the "confidential informants" accusing Deborah Jeane Palfrey in prosecution papers. This would be one of the reasons why her identity would be cloaked by prosecutors. The other alternative is that she's a "cooperating witness," which could make her impeachable.

--If she's ONI, prosecutors might be in a legal-quandary if they were aware of it, as breaking-her-cover could be illegal.

--She's working-directly with the prosecution.

--As part of her possible intel-connections, she could have been employed out of The National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC) in Suitland, Maryland.
ONI operates centrally out of Suitland. No indication of it, but who knows?

And then there's the Baltimore Sun story from today that also appears to confirm these suspicions, rather than dispel them:
The sources said the woman worked for several years at the academy, in a senior, non-faculty position. Her name is splattered throughout the records,'’ Palfrey said. “We would not talk to each other if the girl wasn’t working.'’ The woman did not return phone messages left at a number listed as hers Friday. Her attorney responded to an e-mail sent to her and said neither she nor he would comment. Hundreds of Annapolis telephone numbers and dozens of others from Maryland cities such as Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Columbia and other areas appear on the phone records, which Palfrey has posted on a Web site. (Baltimore Sun/AP, 07.23.2007)
Name please? Why no name? Surely, they know it, so why not reveal it so we all know who she is? We'll know much better then if she's significant, or just another employee of Ms. Palfrey who got caught-up in some dragnet. And so we now know:

--She already has an attorney, virtually confirming she's been popped for something and is a "cooperating witness," not a "confidential informant" (only de facto).

--The mainstream media might be afraid of a lawsuit if she's ONI, or possibly an operative for some other intelligence agency. It could be illegal to do so, like in the case of Valerie Plame. Or, it could be nothing, she was simply caught doing something unrelated to her job with Pamela Martin & Associates that was illegal.

--She worked for several years at Annapolis in several capacities. It's unclear how-long the Naval Academy knew she was an employee of Deborah Jeane Palfrey. [Ed.-I'm told she's a supply officer.]

--She's still employed by the Navy, meaning that aside from what they already know about her from the Justice Dept. (which is a lot since all these agencies can communicate with each other better since 9/11), her activities with Pamela Martin & Associates were acceptable, or forgivable. The question is, why?

Baltimore Sun/AP Today: http://www.chroniclet.com/2007/07/22/naval-academy-officer-linked-to-escort-ring/

Revised, 07.24.2007


It would behoove Mr. Capansky--whichever one made the call to Pamela Martin & Associates--to contact J-7 (and Ms. Palfrey's civil attorney, Montgomery Sibley Blair). Mr. Capansky, if you have any information of wrongdoing during your tenure as Rep. Goodlatte's (R-Va.) intern by the congressman, other congress persons, Republican operatives, and even members of the federal bureaucracy and the Bush administration--now is the time to start telling us all. Ms. Palfrey deserves a fair trial, and you could aid in healing our legal system simply by testifying for her defense. It's time to do what's right and clear yourself and others.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

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--Vladimir Prybylovsky (Владимир Валерианович Прибыловский) is another journalist who writes critical-works on Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer and lieutenant to Boris Yeltsin.

At almost the same time that former FSB agent Andrei Lugovoi was denying his role in the assassination of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, Prybylovsky's apartment was raided, and computers containing...well, that's the question. We're being told it was his new book, and the primary information and documents that were his sources.

British prosecutors have named Andrei Lugovoi, a Moscow businessman and former FSB agent, as their chief suspect in Litvinenko's murder. The search of Pribylovsky's apartment took place the same day that Lugovoi held a news conference to protest his innocence, and to claim there was evidence the British secret services were involved in the slaying. (AP, 06.02.2007)
Prbylovsky was collaborating on a book with an exiled Russian historian and writer named Yuri Felshtinsky, who had collaborated on another book with Litvinenko titled "The Blowing Up of Russia," published in 2004--and promptly seized by FSB operatives in December of 2003 before it was to be distributed in Moscow.

The 4,500 copies were printed in Latvia, when they were intercepted and seized. According to Amazon.com, the book has only been widely-available in the United States since April 2nd of this year, and it's a best seller on their site.

"The Blowing Up Russia" is a blistering critique of the Chechen war--like Iraq, it's a conflict that's approaching genocide, forget the other allegations in the book--that alleges the 1999 multiple apartment block bombings in Moscow and elsewhere were coordinated by the FSB to justify further crackdowns and repression. As we know, that would never happen in the US.

The book goes further, stating that Putin wants to reinstate KGB-style repression and purges, a pretty lofty claim in-itself. It should be noted at this point that Felshtinsky has written several-books, some of them during the Cold War period. He defected to the United States in 1978, begging-the-question of whether he is himself a former-KGB operative. Is the whole event Western propaganda? Who knows? Andrei Lugovoi, Felshtinsky, and Mario Scaramella probably do.

The raid on journalist Vladimir Prybylovsky's apartment and the seizure of his computers can be seen in a different-light: it could have been Putin and the FSB trying to corroborate Lugovoi's allegations that he and Litvinenko were approached by British military intelligence--SIS, also known as MI6--for recruitment, a long-tradition of recruitment within Russian emigre circles in London.

Lugovi also alleges that exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky is in the employ of MI6, one that the tycoon denies. This is how Sidney Reilly (his real name may have been "Salomon Rosenblum") was recruited 100-years-ago, to report on sentiment within radical and Russian-nationalist circles, as well as the actual conditions in Russia.
Mr. Lugovoi claimed that British intelligence were at least aware of the murder plot and may have given it their blessing. “I cannot get away from the thought that Litvinenko was an agent who had gone out of control and they got rid of him,” he said. “The poisoning of Litvinenko couldn’t have taken place outside the control of Great Britain’s special services.” He went on to claim that British intelligence attempted to recruit him in a London flat in 2005. He said he was provided with a special mobile phone and claimed that Mr Litvinenko gave him a Russian novel that agents used to communicate in code. In London, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “This is a criminal matter and not an issue about intelligence.” (The Telegraph, 06.02.2007)
Since the FO handles most intelligence matters directly, calling this a "criminal matter," while pushing the international-side of it all raises some troubling questions. Limiting it to a criminal probe, yet making it an issue of national sovereignty (Litvinenko, a British subject, was murdered) doesn't give the British FO's claims much of a ring-of-truth. It's definitely having one certain effect--the souring of Anglo-Russian relations.
"Instead of a professional inquiry, we're seeing an attempt to turn the criminal case into some sort of a political campaign,'' Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters. "It's having an impact'' on bilateral ties, he said. The statement was in contrast to First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov's assessment last week that the case was having little effect on relations. (AP, 06.01.2007)
The FO seems to want things both-ways, making the event both domestic and international. That should be setting-off some alarms. It's possible that the FO ordered MI6 to recruit Litvineno in 2000-2001, and was successful. It's common for such operatives to work all-sides in this arrangement, an almost incidental component of being an intelligence operative.

What's also possible is the Western desire to isolate Russia diplomatically, reducing her influence on the U.N.'s Security Council--making Litvinenko a British subject just weeks before his murder raises many questions. But why do all of this--why create an international incident to isolate Russia?

That's easy:
the Caucasus oil fields, as well as natural gas fields, and pipeline-infrastructure throughout the region in break-away Republics that were once part of the Soviet Union. Russia's support and economic-ties with Tehran must also figure-in somewhere. As-it-stands, Russia is one of the votes blocking the Bush administration to act militarily against Iran. That's all the motivation you need if you're the Bush administration, the people who likely pressured the British government and her ministries into these intrigues--the question is, what were/are Washington's and London's roles in all of this besides the obvious?

The plan might have looked like this: we want to attack Iran, penetrating into Central Asia to control the oil and gas fields, but Russia is vetoing it on the Security Council. An international incident must be created that impairs the sovereignty and reputation of Russia, and limits her influence on the Council. This can be accomplished through the extraordinary elimination of a Russian-operative who has been "turned" and naturalized as a British subject. The appearance of guilt will be accomplished with the call for extradition.

Is this scenario possible? It certainly is in the intelligence, commercial, and diplomatic underworld (often, they're all the same thing). Here's the legal basis for Lugovi's extradition to the UK:
The fundamental legal basis for any possible extradition is the 1957 European Convention on Extradition. Russia signed up to this general treaty in 2001. Any request from the UK to Russia would be made under the 1957 convention. However, the convention allows nations which sign up to it to stipulate that they will not extradite their own citizens, as opposed to foreign national who may live in their country. Russia has stated that its citizens cannot be extradited. (Telegraph, 05.23.2007)
The timing of all of this is interesting, especially Russia's signatory-status that begins in 2001--shortly after Litvinenko entered the UK to work for exiled Russian oligarch, Boris Berezovsky. It's likely that Andrei Lugovoi did aid in the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, but it's also likely that both Russians were working every side they could--or had to.

The raiding of Prybylovsky's apartment can be viewed as a fishing expedition, possibly for information pertaining to Litvinenko and Lugovoi, and much more. Regardless of their guilt or innocence, the Kremlin is correct in stating that Britain is "politicizing " the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. Lugovoi is probably being allowed freedom-of-movement by the Putin regime because he's useful as a double-agent. What a tangled-web we weave...Russia will never allow the extradition of Lugovi, which is probably what the British FO was expecting.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

703-836-0522: Ron Roughead's phone number still gone from dcphonelist.com

www.dcphonelist.com -I'm thinking these guys need a little rest as much as I do. I'm hoping they can find a way to fix it, but if there's a possible scanning problem, it could take some real fixing. However, "Shutter" from the UK suggested that it was up at one time, so how could it be a scanning problem? What's all this about Vitter wearing diapers? Luckily, we have a Court astrologer on-staff. Not exactly Dr. John Dee, but he'll do in-a-pinch..


J-7 would like to wish the family of Tammy Faye our most solemn condolensces. Tammy, you were one of the first voices of reason in those dark, early-days of the AIDs pandemic. You spoke for compassion and understanding, and you spoke for the tolerance and acceptance of homosexuals as simply being who they were and are: our brothers, our sisters, our aunts, our uncles, our cousins, our parents, and even our grandparents.

Unlike many very hateful people, you saw them as human. Anyone who proposes legislation that prevents full-citizenship rights for homosexuals is not only profoundly immoral, but sadly dehumanized and un-American. This was not you Tammy, and for this and this alone, you are redeemed. You showed us that the bridges between Christians and everyone else can--and must--be bridged. Sleep well darling, you were a good woman in-the-end. You will be missed.

Bearded Intruders Horoscope 7/22-7/28

I know many folks don't believe in things like Tarot cards, and spirit channeling, and magic 8-balls. But everyone has to agree that horoscopes are infallible. We of Bearded Intruders (http://www.myspace.com/beardedintruders) are PROUD and ECSTATIC to bring you our predictions. Honestly, they are more like "pre-facts" than "pre"-dictions, which I'm sure will be obvious to everyone who takes the time to peruse them. Any resemblance to any other published horoscopes is purely from independently analysing the astral trajectories in a like-wise correct fashion. After all, the stars say what they say, and separate individuals, in all likelihood, should come to similar conclusions about impending events.

Without further ado, for the week of July 22:

Aries (March 21-April 19). Persistence wins over money, smarts, talent and beauty. You happen to be one of the most stubborn sob's around. While some probably think of you as a complete asshole, your reluctance to ever let anything go will keep you from starving... or getting invited to parties.

Taurus (April 20-May 20). You're drawn toward those who've mastered the art of animal cruelty. You refrain from participating, but you love to watch. You're a sick bastard. But no fantasy in your world now is really unreachable. And that's what keeps you reaching. [Ed.-Yeah, thanks-a-lot Uncredible Duke, I coulda used this back in May! Creepin' Christ...]

Gemini (May 21-June 21). With the right artillery, you can make almost anything happen. The key is having the "cojones" to continue even when every ounce of your being is telling you to give up before you do any more damage. Your administration helps you keep the faith, especially if they are Scorpio or Leo people.

Cancer (June 22-July 22). That wasn't tapioca. Seriously. And if you don't do something about that "milk-can" situation very soon, it's all going to blow up in your face. Your lucky numbers are 1 and 2.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). The competition is on. Sure, your sister spent two years with the carnival, but you've "been around the horn a few times" yourself. You never back down from a challenge, even if it involves whipped cream and a paddle. Tonight, you have an exciting story to tell, and the audience is riveted.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). How many times do you have to run out of gas before you get your gas gage fixed? And why do you think it's "okay" to drive your family around in a car that doesn't have a speedometer, and two of the doors can't be opened from inside OR out? Losing everything never stopped you before, and it's not about to make a lick of difference in how you proceed now.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You give your all, based on what you know. Since you don't know shit, this ends up with you tripping over your own dick time after time. "It's not MY fault!" you always protest. But, in the final analysis, you are a sorry turd. [Ed.-I'm sorry, but it's just too easy to make this a joke about the president...]

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're asked to handle making all of the COOL decisions, simply because you do this well. You are the peak of human perfection, and everyone around you secretly aspires to rub up against you, unless they are currently in the act. Don't ever change.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're going to need to think quickly next weekend. There are dark forces conspiring against you, and you may have already made choices which will cause you great turmoil. Also, avoid chicken salad for the next few days. [Ed.-I'm at-a-loss for words right now...]

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). That old saying "they're laughing WITH you," does NOT apply to you. The only reason your friends haven't ditched you is because they compete on which of them can mock you with the most finesse. It's really quite pathetic. Look for opportunities in sales.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You've been fairly careful about your "secret rendezvous," or so you think. The evidence against you is mounting. When your significant other pulls out the photos, use your graceful sidestepping routine and change the subject. [Ed.-A lot of people in Washington D.C. are going to be experiencing this very soon. Celebrate, brothers & sisters, for the Age of Aquarius is truly nigh!!]

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Relinquishing the control of one's bowels in public can be a scary proposition. But you knew all of that spicy food was going to catch up with you someday. You can make deals with god all you want. Eventually, you're going to erupt like Mount St. Helens. Sometimes it's at a restaurant. Sometimes it's at work. SOMETIMES it is extremely inconvenient ... and sometimes it feels wonderful. [Ed.-Somehow, I can see Fred Thompson having this problem...]

For those born on this date: Happy Birthday