Wednesday, December 10, 2008

If Only US Law Applied To The US Government, Or The Law Applied To All Americans On An Even Handed Basis On A Level Playing Field Of Integrity And...

If Only US Law Applied To The US Government, Or The Law Applied To All Americans On An Even Handed Basis On A Level Playing Field Of Integrity And Accountability…But It Doesn’t Today.


I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means—except by getting off his back.

-Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)-



Celebrate:  The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights


School Buds: 20 Harvard Classmates Advising Obama


As Barack Obama puts together his administration, more than 20 Harvard Law School classmates dot the ranks of his transition team — solidifying the Crimson connection as his most enduring, yet least-known, personal network. 

Eyeing the presidency as a freshman senator, Obama turned to his classmates first for their high-level contacts, and then to help raise campaign cash. Now, they’re putting their day jobs on the backburner to help their friend build a government. 

“If you think about the progression of the president-elect’s national career, initially he didn’t have a national network of people who he could call on,” said Cassandra Butts, general counsel for the transition. “The Harvard group was helpful on that front — helping him make introductions on policy, political and financial fronts.” 

Besides Butts, other top Harvard grads around Obama include Chris Lu, who will serve as Obama’s liaison with Cabinet departments; Tom Perrelli, who works on the Justice Department transition team; and Julius Genachowski and Michael Froman, who sit on the 12-member Transition Advisory Board. 

Turning to decades-old personal relationships is nothing new for presidents. But the depth of Obama’s Harvard ties is notable, potentially outstripping the levels seen during alum John F. Kennedy’s administration, said Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University. “The numbers seem very large to me,” he said…


Who Could Replace Hillary? Not Just Caroline Kennedy!
Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
Nadler serves on the House Judiciary Committee and chairs its subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties. ...See all stories on this topic


*** US Legislative Immigration Update December 8, 2008-


December 8, 2008 | FAIRUS.ORG…(Keeping An  “Eye On The Right!”)


If Only US Law Applied to the US Government, CA - Dec 7, 2008
by Paul Craig Roberts The US government does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but no other government can match the hypocrisy of the US government. ...


Berkeley city council urges US to prosecute former Bush official
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - 7 hours ago
(12-09) 11:19 PST Berkeley -- After an emotional, fiery debate over academic freedom and torture, Berkeley's city council passed a measure late Monday night ...



None of Your Business
Daily Californian, CA - 18 hours ago
The city has no say over whether UC Berkeley professor John Yoo should be charged as a perpetrator of torture. By Senior Editorial Board Indulging in its ...



Hang Yoo for War Crimes, Bellows Berkeley City Council
SFist, CA - Dec 8, 2008
Under the false impression that Melanie Morgan doesn't already have enough ammunition, the fruit-and-nut granola bar that is the Berkeley City Council will ...



Say What, Berkeley City Council? Professor Yoo is Not Styrofoam
Daily Californian, CA - Dec 8, 2008

The Berkeley City Council will vote Monday as to whether or not to demand that Professor Yoo is charged by the United States for war crimes. ... 

New York Times - United States
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with Rep. Barney Frank, spoke on Monday about the possible bailout plan for automakers. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, ...See all stories on this topic

What’s Important Here…Everything!

My Way News - Congress sends White House auto aid plan with czar

Congress sends White House auto aid plan with czar... Despite optimism on both sides that Congress and the White House could reach a swift agreement on ...


Blagojevich charge worries legislators about Senate appointment





And The Answer Is:  U.S. president-elect Barack Obama has been assigned Renegade as his secret service codename, Obama's wife is to be known as Renaissance, his daughter Malia has been given the name Radiance and her sister Sasha Rosebud.

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