Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people

Names for the days of the week have their origins in Latin or Saxon and are named after Roman gods or astrological planets.

English – Sunday, Latin – Dies Solis (Sun), Saxon – Sun’s Day
English – Monday, Latin – Dies Lunae (Moon), Saxon – Moon’s Day
English – Tuesday, Latin – Dies Martis (Mars), Saxon – Tiu’s Day
English – Wednesday, Latin – Dies Mercurii (Mercury), Saxon – Woden’s Day
English – Thursday, Latin – Dies Jovis (Jupiter), Saxon – Thor’s day
English – Friday, Friday – Dies Veneris (Venus), Saxon – Frigg’s Day
English – Saturday, Latin – Dies Saturni (Saturn), Saxon – Saterne’s Day

What did conservative John Assrocket Hinderaker know about Congressman Mark Foley’s(R) predatory behavior and why didn’t he say anything to anyone. I don’t know if Assrocket is dancing on his desk about the Foley scandal, but since wild unsupported speculation is the rule of the day and Republicans make all the rules we all now have official license to engage in the same kind of juvenile games that Hinderaker, Limbaugh, Hannity and others are engaging in. John is probably overjoyed that the headlines, the front pages, and the water cooler conversations are all about a Republican Congressman from Florida rather then Karl Rove aid Susan Ralston resigning because she was in Jack Abramoff’s hip pocket, Wanted: High Paying Job With Lots Of Perks. References: Karl Rove, Jack Abramoff

As Newsweek first reported, the White House opened an ethics inquiry into Ralston in the wake of the House Government Affairs committee report, which documented 66 contacts between Abramoff and White House officials. More than half of the contacts were with Ralston, who was Abramoff’s top assistant before she went to work in the same capacity for Rove. The report found that Ralston had accepted tickets to at least nine sports and entertainment events from Abramoff–a possible violation of government ethics rules.

In light of fringe Right columns that are piping sewerage very similar to Assrocket Hinderaker, are conservatives actually paying attention to what other conservatives are saying about Foley and the timing of events, Staffer Cites Earlier Role by Hastert’s Office

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s chief of staff confronted then-Rep. Mark Foley about his inappropriate social contact with male pages well before the speaker said aides in his office took any action, a current congressional staff member with personal knowledge of Foley and his behavior with pages said yesterday.

The staff member said Hastert’s chief of staff, Scott Palmer, met with the Florida Republican at the Capitol to discuss complaints about Foley’s behavior toward pages. The alleged meeting occurred long before Hastert says aides in his office dispatched Rep. John M. Shimkus (R-Ill.) and the clerk of the House in November 2005 to confront Foley about troubling e-mails he had sent to a Louisiana boy.

Usually Republican scandals follow a predictable and reprehensible game plan – make up a lie that all the members of Conservadom stick to – usually later refuted by a report from a special committee-study-agency and barely reported by the press or, say that Democrats and Bill Clinton did it too or first, claim that their law breaking-rule bending-lack of ethics is necessary for the nation’s security and we’re all going to die if we don’t let them continue. Hastert-miester is the man though, he is the conservative traffic cop in charge, no way this pinnacle of values, good judgement, and panther like political reflexes can resign. No matter what anyone says Denny don’t you be an appeaser, don’t you cut and run, you stay the course or the terrorists will win.

Bush remarks on Denny The Man Hastert (R), “making a clear public statement today in which he and the House leadership took responsibility and said that they are accountable to the American people,”

This is probably going over real well in Utah, Rep. Chris Cannon (R) Teens “egging on” Foley in online sex scandal

Cannon’s remark about kids “egging on” Foley refers to an unsubstantiated report by the online Drudge Report that said an initial email cited in the scandal was a “prank.” No other news media has confirmed that report, and since then three other pages have come forward to say they received lurid messages from Foley.

The L.A. Times gets a kool-aid soaked ideologue for its new publisher, New LA TIMES publisher is a Right Wing Hatchet man with ties to Judge Roberts and Ken Starr

So to wrap this up—the big bombshell is the guy who worked with Justice Roberts and the discredited partisan conservative operative Kenneth Starr, today, was named publisher of one of the largest newspaper in the United States of America – the Los Angeles Times–exactly thirty day before one of the most important elections we’ve had. He fired publisher Jeffrey Johnson and took over last night to the stunned silence of everyone at the Times who met him in a aborted Q&A Meet and Greet that didn’t go well according to today’s front page story in the Times.

More here, LA TIMES COVER-UP? New Publisher Was Rumsfeld Friend & Part Of Controversial Reagan Administration U.S. Immigration Policy Calling For ‘Concentration Camps’

The article goes on, “the task force option paper [was] prepared by David Hiller, a special assistant to Attorney General William French Smith.” I’m told that Hiller was in charge of the task force on immigration for the Justice Department and was instrumental in dealing with all sorts of policy initiatives including plans for mass deportations back to Mexico of Mexicans in the U.S., eventually laid the legal framework for the Bush administration’s present-day Guantánamo policy.(emphasis mine)

Maybe the Republican swamp is run amok because they haven’t said their daily mantras, like there is no Plamegate, Secret Papers Could Halt CIA Case

The danger for prosecutors is that the sheer volume and sensitivity of the classified information Libby wants to introduce could scuttle the trial. Once the judge identifies classified information Libby is entitled to present, U.S. intelligence agencies must rule on whether the secrets can be declassified. The trial would collapse if the intelligence agencies refuse to declassify the information.

Libby is charged with five felony counts of perjury, obstruction and making false statements to the FBI. He is accused of lying about how he learned of Plame’s CIA employment and what he told reporters about her when her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, was accusing the Bush administration of twisting prewar intelligence to help sell the public on waging war against Iraq.

Libby plans to use what his attorneys call “a memory defense” and must be allowed to demonstrate how busy he was, the lawyers say.(emphasis mine)

Now there’s a possible future feather in the cap of the so-called party of values, they betrayed a CIA agent, compromised national security and got away with it.

Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
– President James Madison