Showing posts from January 13, 2013

Ex-Prime Minister Tymoshenko

Updated on 1/24/13

Yulia Tymoshenko, Orange Revolution heroine and former Prime Minister of Ukraine, is believed to be in very serious health condition, according to her lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko. Tymoshenko, arrested, jailed and convicted on fraudulent charges, and being harassed with additional non-credible charges (such as prosecutors relying on alleged conspiracy evidence that suddenly came up almost a generation after the crime and conveniently during the tenure of her political opponents whom Tymoshenko has accused of prosecutorial machinations) under harsh confinement conditions for one and one-half years, including negligent medical treatment for her serious illness. The Party of Commons is praying for her survival and freedom.

Updated on Jan. 24th, 2013:  Yulia Tymoshenko's Appeal, which basically is her defense of murder accusations, are published in the comments section of this post (the Fair Use Doctrine and Tymoshenko's expressed permission on her site are applicable)…

Blog News LXX

New posts on the Party of Commons's other blogs:

Senator:  "Culture Matters"

Sensibility: "Loose Nation"

Common Ground: "Morass and Regulation"

Country: "The Broader Quagmire"

Titular Commons: "Tymoshenko's Daughter Asks for International Community's Help"

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[revised on 1/16/2013]

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Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep the 2004 election shenanigans in the news as late as 2012 and…

Palinesque Pols

Rep.Loretta Sanchez was just on TV this morning, and she has Sarah Palin written all over her, in other words, she's not exactly an intellectual -- but she's in Congress.  Among other things, she was talking about Newt Gingrich, presumably in his former role as Speaker of the House of Representatives, shutting down the government in "'93/'94," according to her.  The problem with that timeline is that Tom Foley of Washington State was the Speaker during those years, the 103rd Congress (Gingrich did not become Speaker until 1995, the advent of the 104th Congress).  A lot of these Congress people -- not just Sanchez -- popping up on TV shouldn't even be invited to a high school civics debate session, let alone appear on TV and act like they know what they're talking about.  Yet, some people in the Seattle area have the nerve to roll their eyes at commoners' campaigns, because the corrupt mainstream press, i.e., the Times and the network TV news stati…

Blackburn Demands, Obama Dithers

While President Obama talks smack  -- on the one hand saying he is not going to tolerate Republican gamesmanship on the debt limit, on the other hand saying he's not going to apply the 14th Amendment to raise the debt limit without Congress, nor is he going to mint a high value coin or coins (the Treasury Dept. just recently announced that they won't mint special coins) -- one of the Tea Party fanatics, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, was just on TV saying, in so many words, that she and her Republican compatriots mean business when it comes to shutting down the government or not raising the debt limit, if necessary from their point of view.  Blackburn effectively said that Obama had better start cutting "programs" if he doesn't want trouble from her and her like-minded colleagues, in other words, the Tea Party crazies. 

Of course, Blackburn didn't specify which programs she wanted cut, but this is part and parcel of the Republican strategy i…