READER COMMENTS ON
"Feeney, Feeney, Feeney...Everyone's Fault But His Own..."
(18 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 2:10 pm PT...
Cheers for Scott Maxwell ... and a big soft crying towel for poor tom feeney.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 3:47 pm PT...
the usually impeccable Brad is slightly off on the "vast wasteland" allusion: it was Newton Minow, JFK's FCC commissioner, see
nevertheless, the plot continues to thicken in the hall of mirrors that is our broken democracy
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 5/6/2005 @ 4:05 pm PT...
How does a second-rate politico like Feeney merit a chief of staff? He can't even speak for himself? What gives here?
If Feeney were faced with the same media Nixon had to deal with, he'd be in prison as we speak. Yet he sends a flunky out to say people don't care about ethics?
The sad part is...he might be right.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 5:41 pm PT...
Well-l-l-l....I hesitate to throw cold water on Scott Maxwell....but I gotta say I'm less than thrilled with his piece. Am I being too picky here? It wasn't a flat-out BAD article, like wycliff's, it just seemed a bit timid, considering that feeney has been accused of FAR more serious shenanigans, as we know.
So....forgive my tepid response.
BRAD is great! Scott......eh.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 6:48 pm PT...
feeney needs to answer questions while attached to a polygraph about an American Hero by the name of RAYMOND CARMILLO LEMME.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 7:49 pm PT...
Joan #4 -
Hee hee...think we should buy Brad a newspaper?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 8:19 pm PT...
George Galloway (The politician who promised to tell the truth) got elected in London last night beating a Blair ally on the war. A bloody nose for Blair on Iraq.
See my write-up.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 8:51 pm PT...
Mr Maxwell replied to emailed thanks with:
thanks for note, mick.
i'll check out brad's site too.
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 4:01 AM
To: Maxwell, Scott H
Subject: The things that Feeney didn't do absolutely correctly were:
Sir ,Thanks for your story "So sorry --- it's the media's fault" on the orlandosentinel.com site ,in addition to your story is the following information (for your information only) which begins:-
"On December 6th, 2004 , The BRAD BLOG (www.bradblog.com) published a sworn affidavit by Florida software programmer Clint Curtis. In his affidavit and videotaped sworn testimony presented before members of the U.S. House Judiciary committee, Curtis claims to have been asked by U.S. Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) to design a "vote-rigging software prototype".This request took place in October 2000 during a meeting at Yang
Enterprises, Inc. (YEI), a computer consulting firm in Oviedo, Florida."
Viewable at "https://bradblog.com/ClintCurtisSummary.htm"
This seems to be "the story of the century" about "the crime of the
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 9:04 pm PT...
#7 Partridge, Thanks for the story!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 9:12 pm PT...
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 5/6/2005 @ 11:05 pm PT...
Brad - I love your line "Bang Bang Maxwell's Silver Hammer Came Down On His Head!" Clever.
We just need to keep poking - keep stinging --- like a nest of angry hornets. We'll get 'em eventually.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 5/7/2005 @ 1:53 am PT...
"An influential conservative group did"
If it is this influential conservative group, I'm going to be rolling in the aisles. :laugh:
The only thing they deserve, after overhearing what I have, is a red ticket straight to the funnyfarm.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 5/7/2005 @ 2:22 am PT...
Gordan, your sense of humour is obviously more robust than mine.
Look at the names in those lists and then look at the list of the people with the most political/economic clout and you may see a correlation.
Nutters they certainly are, but they are powerful nutters and they are dangerous.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 5/7/2005 @ 2:29 am PT...
It is certainly a disgusting sight, I'll advocate to that. The fellowship council is full of some of the most extreme and insane individuals in any society, I think I have seen or even my esteemed grandfather has seen in all their time.
But they clearly must be stopped, and the public limelight must come down if we are to restore normalcy.
Powerful as they be, I'm sure there is more than enough sane individuals willing to blow the whistle and let the people throw them out of office.
I'm not interested in hearing about another world war two fallout. I think this country has had enough, and I think its time it stands on its own two feet to pull out the fraudulent support beams.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 5/7/2005 @ 9:18 am PT...
I hope everybody is contacting everyone they can in government and in their address books to make sure EVERYBODY understands that there is now absolute proof the President lied us into war with Iraq. The President (and VP) must resign. Period.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 5/8/2005 @ 9:05 am PT...
Florida will probably not regain pride and dignity until Jeb is out of office - year and half I think. It would be nice if it were sooner by Bush breaking the law and disgrace. I can hope!!
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 5/9/2005 @ 11:04 am PT...
I think a good long term strategy would be to pre-emptively start to bring public attention to the activities of all the Bush brothers. The plan is probably to pass the neocon torch (and the Whitehouse) from one to the next, I say we start pulling the rug out from under them now.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 5/9/2005 @ 11:31 am PT...
I sent Scott Maxwell an e-mail. I thanked him for his story, and suggested asking Feeney a single question as a follow-up:
"Mr. Feeney, can you shed any light on the mysterious death of Raymond C. Lemme on July 1, 2003?"
If the answer is, "I understand he committed suicide," the next question should be, "Do you subscribe to that belief?" Any answer other than "no" would indicate Feeney has been keeping up on things quite closely.
Assuming the answer is "no" or "Who is Lemme?" I suggested the following question: "Mr. Feeney, have you ever heard of a man driving 80 miles across state lines to check into a motel, not occupy the room but drive 80 miles back home to sleep, then arise at 5 a.m. the next morning to drive 80 miles back to the same motel to check out, then sneak into the room he never occupied for the purpose of killing himself?"