Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Washington's anemic and pathetic press corps, and other dirt

While Washington's anemic and pathetic press corps "wooed and wowed" Saturday night at the collection of 2700 Hollywood glitterati and the Beltway's political punditocracy, literati, and lobbying and business elite at the annual navel gazing and self-indulgent White House Correspondents Dinner, serious investigative journalists have been delving into the numerous burgeoning GOP scandals bubbling under the Beltway.

The mainstream media is finally reporting that Valerie Plame Wilson's Brewster Jennings covert CIA team was actively pursuing nuclear component shipments by the Pakistani A Q Khan network to Iran at the time the Bush White House revealed her identity and that of her team. This was previously reported in depth by WMR. The usual press gaggle will be camped outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington tomorrow -- since it is expected the grand jury in Leakgate will be meeting -- awaiting possible developments in the Karl Rove case. WMR will be present.

The same type of real estate deal that helped convict former GOP Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham may surround a questionable Alexandria, Virginia real estate swap involving Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman GOP Sen. John Warner of Virginia. WMR is investigating several leads.

Ed. note: Yesterday, WMR was warned by a reliable European source that there was unusual access activity detected regarding our web site. Fifteen minutes later, our server, which also supports other web sites, temporarily went down. But we have the identity of the source of the unusual access activity: the US Army's 5th Signal Command in Mannheim, Germany. Two component activities of the 5th Signal Command -- the 2nd and 7th Signal Brigades -- appear to be involved in information warfare operations and influence operations. Note to 5th Signal Command operators: by hacking into U.S. computers protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you are in potential violation of Federal law (the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Section 1030, US Code, Fraud and related activity in connection with computers). If your Commanding Officer, Brig. Gen. Dennis Via, authorizes such illegal hacking, he is in violation of the law and it is your duty, pursuant to Army and DoD regulations, not to obey such illegal orders and report them to the Army Inspector General -- 1-(800) 752-9747, 1-(703) 601-1060 or DSN: 329-1060.

As for yesterday's immigrant boycott, it was huge and very successful and there were more American flags than Mexican flags. But what is all the hypocritical garbage from the right about Mexican and other Latin American flags at the pro-immigration rallies? How come they never complain about Italian, Irish, and Israeli flags on America's streets? Racism, Hmmm???