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Author: BobR    Date: 05/02/2008 12:27:52

It was hard to miss the news item yesterday, despite the 5 minutes it garnered before slipping away again. The DC Madam "committed suicide" in a shed behind her mother's house. This is the same DC madam that had names and dirt on a lot of powerful DC insiders according to news reports:
The so-called "D.C. Madam" vowed she would never go to federal prison for running a high-end Washington prostitution ring. Not even for a day.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey made good on that promise Thursday when she went to a shed outside her mother's mobile home and hanged herself from a rafter with nylon rope.

The 52-year-old Palfrey was convicted two weeks ago of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite, including Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. She was free while she awaited sentencing on July 24.

Her 76-year-old mother, Blanche Palfrey, found the body in the tiny shed outside the pink and white mobile home in the community of mostly retirees in this Gulf Coast town 20 miles northwest of Tampa

The news spin on this is that she said "she'd never go to jail". What they're failing to report is that she also said she'd never commit suicide, and if it appeared she did, it wouldn't be true:
DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey predicted she would be "suicided" on several occasions both recently and as far back as 17 years ago - comments that now appear ominous in light of the announcement that the former head of a Washington escort service allegedly killed herself today.

"If taken into custody, my physical safety and most probably my very life would be jeopardized," she wrote in August 1991 following an attempt to bring her to trial, "Rape, beating, maiming, disfigurement and more than likely murder disguised in the form of just another jailhouse accident or suicide would await me," said Palfrey in a handwritten letter to the judge accusing the San Diego police vice squad of having a vendetta against her.

During several recent appearances on The Alex Jones Show, Palfrey also said that she was at risk of being killed and that authorities would make it look like suicide. She made it clear that she was not suicidal and if she was found dead it would be murder.

Palfrey had threatened to release the names of well-known clients of her upscale call girl ring in the nation’s capitol, and had indicated that Dick Cheney may be one of them.

(audio clips at the link)

But our government would never do that right?... right?...

There have been several reports of whistleblowers, reporters, and others killed in "muggings gone bad" over the last 6 years or so (although I wasn't able to quickly find the news items). However, there's another news item that seems rather serendipitous in juxtaposition with this one. It seems that there have been a lot of "burglaries" of targets of US Attorneys:
In two states where US attorneys are already under fire for serious allegations of political prosecutions, seven people associated with three federal cases have experienced 10 suspicious incidents including break-ins and arson.

These crimes raise serious questions about possible use of deliberate intimidation tactics not only because of who the victims are and the already wide criticism of the prosecutions to begin with, but also because of the suspicious nature of each incident individually as well as the pattern collectively. Typically burglars do not break-into an office or private residence only to rummage through documents, for example, as is the case with most of the burglaries in these two federal cases.

In Alabama, for instance, the home of former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman was burglarized twice during the period of his first indictment. Nothing of value was taken, however, and according to the Siegelman family, the only items of interest to the burglars were the files in Siegelman's home office.

Siegelman's attorney experienced the same type of break-in at her office.

(MUCH more at the link)

Perhaps these types of things have been going on for more than just Bush's presidency, and we only know about them now because of the power of the internet.

Perhaps...

But with this regime looking at a "drop dead" date, and the potential for all its dirty secrets being revealed by a Democratic president, combined with Blackwater that is looking to "increase business", I am more than a little concerned that there will be under-the-table contracts and even more dirty business to come.

The time for vigilance is now more than ever.


204 comments (Latest Comment: 05/03/2008 05:08:38 by Will in Chicago)
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Comment by velveeta jones on 05/02/2008 12:30:52
FIRST!!



FIRST!!



WooHOOOOO!



Oh, but now I gotta go read the post.





Comment by m-hadley on 05/02/2008 12:33:48
Mornin' Everybody :coffee:

BobR - my first thought when I heard the news that the DC Madam was dead, was I wonder which names would have been revealed in her upcoming book Can't trust the guvmint - that's for damn sure.

Happy Friday!

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/02/2008 12:38:10
Whoa. Bobber with the tin foil squarely in place!



Well, I think that the "Madam" probably did commit suicide. However, in these times of lies and deception............ we may never know the truth and must always be suspicious.



If only we could have an HONEST President, one that inspires HOPE! A real SUPER HERO.



:kickcan:



Hey, wait a minute.........................





















http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/velveeta_jones/people/realamericanhero.jpg


Comment by TriSec on 05/02/2008 12:41:04
Morning, folks...in and out again today. <--salt helmet



We've got our Q1 meeting at 10, and lots of things due on this first Friday of the month...



:kickcan:



razzafrazzaworkinterferingwithmybloggingtime.....





Comment by right wing hater on 05/02/2008 12:46:58
Good Morning everyone!



Daily Reading has been posted to News of the Day in Forum



Highlights/Lowlights:

Cooling? Not so fast

Bush crime family ousts top EPA official for doing her job against polluting extraordinaire Dow Chemical...

Corporate Water theft, Water Wars

Zogby: Obama leads in NC 50% to 38%, Tied at 42% in IN

Gas Tax gambit (myth), why Obama has political courage & Clinton & McCain are pandering to the gas guzzlers and selling out the future

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/02/2008 12:57:41
Someone pour coffee into our resident bunny. Poke, poke..........



Oh, but I won't be around much today anyway. Got stuff to do. (Ironman matinee) and doctors appointments. Then, tonight Michelle Obama!





Comment by TriSec on 05/02/2008 13:18:42
Oh, and I've finally gone and updated my profile at Faceplant, or Yougroup, or Tubespace, or whatever-the-heck-it-is.



A friend conned me into joining over a year ago, but I never did anything with it. I'm finally out there. Certainly is interesting to see how many of the same names have the same interests and memberships as I...

Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/02/2008 13:27:16
Good morning, bloggers!!



I hope that everyone is well. (I have a late start as a substitute teacher today, so I thought I would swing by.)



I think the points made by many here are important: we can no longer take what happens or is said at face value. In a time where political agendas trump responsible law enforcement in the Justice Department, no one knows what to believe.



Credibility is critical to honest government, and the Bush administration has less credibility than the chronic liar played by Jon Lovitz on Saturday Night Live. Even when they may be telling the truth, we tend to assume that the Bush administration is lying - as it has done ad nauseum.





By the way, the Daily Headlines are up over at UNN.



Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:34:32
Good morning!



Faye, you are right! She had a book coming out! I wonder who has the transcripts.

Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:34:57
Quote by m-hadley:

Mornin' Everybody :coffee:

BobR - my first thought when I heard the news that the DC Madam was dead, was I wonder which names would have been revealed in her upcoming book Can't trust the guvmint - that's for damn sure.

Happy Friday!

Cheers,

mfaye




Which is why my screen saver is the "Mommy, I'm scared of the Government" picture that I stole from your blog! ;)

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:35:02
Heya Will! Nice to see you!

Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:35:29
Knee Deep in the Hoopla.



Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:36:33
How much time did the Mayflower Madame serve?

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:36:52
HEidi Fleiss?

Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:38:25
Quote by Raine:

HEidi Fleiss?




Good call Raine.



Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:40:06
"Dunk 'em in the water"???



Bill, it's not a carnival game! It's simulated drowning, you f*ckin' tool.

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:41:11
Why are you wrong Billo? becuase you BREATHE. When you breathe, I feel tortured.

Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:42:06
I'd get binoculars and a coal mining helmet . . . and I would kick him in the gnads!

Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:42:39
Bill just pulled a ROCKY. "Woh. Adrienne."

Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:43:49
stupid report conversion meeting at 10. what do i care about report conversion?!

harumpf.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/02/2008 13:44:17
Bill O'Reilly a big man? No, he reminds me off a line from the 1980s movie the Sword and the Sorceror: "That's a small threat. That's a very small threat, indeed." ;)

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:45:32
Billo is such vapid idiot it is stunning. WHY WHY WHY would a presdential candidate entertain him of all people for an interview?!?!



I could respect Tucker over billo> even cavuto>>>>

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:46:17
Quote by starling310:

stupid report conversion meeting at 10. what do i care about report conversion?!

harumpf.

See you in a little while !



Oh happy meeting!



Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/02/2008 13:47:38
Quote by Raine:

Heya Will! Nice to see you!




Good to see you as well!



Now if I could actually make the meetup.



Comment by starling310 on 05/02/2008 13:48:00
Is Speaker Phone really necessary? Oy.

Comment by livingonli on 05/02/2008 13:48:30
Good morning everyone.



Another late night in the salt mine.



I really want to know who the DC Madam's clients are. The list is very interesting indeed. Dark Lord Cheney's name was already leaked out, but how many other family value hypocrites are on the list?

Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 13:49:28
First off - Morning :hug:







Quote by Raine:

HEidi Fleiss?




Secondly - Fleiss didn't deal with Washington types did she? I thought she was strictly Hollywood.







Comment by livingonli on 05/02/2008 13:50:09
Quote by will in chicago:

Quote by Raine:

Heya Will! Nice to see you!




Good to see you as well!



Now if I could actually make the meetup.



Did you see the pictures?

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:53:26
Isn't that the definition of sexist?

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:55:06
Quote by wickedpam:

First off - Morning :hug:







Quote by Raine:

HEidi Fleiss?




Secondly - Fleiss didn't deal with Washington types did she? I thought she was strictly Hollywood.





That was also why I asked about the Mayflower Madame...



Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 13:59:28
Quote by Raine:

Quote by wickedpam:

First off - Morning :hug:







Quote by Raine:

HEidi Fleiss?




Secondly - Fleiss didn't deal with Washington types did she? I thought she was strictly Hollywood.





That was also why I asked about the Mayflower Madame...





Sydney Biddle Barrows - she operated out of NY was probably a level or two above the DC Madam. Plus she came from a really upper class Philly family so if something happened to her there would have been lots of questions. I don't know that the Mayflower Madams client list ever got out though.



Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 13:59:45
:clown: and need to be told of the Alex jones interview... Liv, you should call the show!



Or faye, or VJ... SOMEONE! I called in yesterday, and I think I am still in the penalty box...

Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 13:59:52
I think I know why too much about infamous Madams :scratchhead:

Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/02/2008 14:00:20
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by will in chicago:

Quote by Raine:

Heya Will! Nice to see you!




Good to see you as well!



Now if I could actually make the meetup.



Did you see the pictures?




In everything that I have been doing, I forget the meetup already happened. I will check out the pictures.



UNN is likely to have a July 3rd meetup at Navy Pier to

see the fireworks. So, when there are details, I will try to let people know.

Comment by livingonli on 05/02/2008 14:01:25
Morning Mala. Heidi Fleiss was largely show biz types since she was based in Hollywood. Although she might have also had some local politicos in the LA area.



Since Mayflower Madam was upscale I'm sure she had her share of politicians as well but she probably also had plenty of other upscale New York clients.



The fact that she might have faced a bigger sentence than the other two seems to think that the DC Madam was singled out.

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 14:01:59
Quote by wickedpam:

I think I know why too much about infamous Madams :scratchhead:
:lol:



I just find it strange that the DC madame was sentenced to such a LONG time.

the mayflower madam had quite a client list as well...



Something really smells here.

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 14:03:06
Quote by will in chicago:

In everything that I have been doing, I forget the meetup already happened. I will check out the pictures.



UNN is likely to have a July 3rd meetup at Navy Pier to

see the fireworks. So, when there are details, I will try to let people know.


Busy is good will!



Wait, the meetup happened?!?!







Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 14:09:24
caller directing the show...

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 14:09:59
My request for the show call kilt das bloggie!

Comment by livingonli on 05/02/2008 14:10:31
I don't think I will ever catch up on what I need to do.

Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 14:10:59
Not kilt just stunned :p

Comment by livingonli on 05/02/2008 14:11:55
Why is Mark in Florida on the SMS blog so keen on pushing that crappy Ben Stein Expelled movie?

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 14:13:09


Comment by livingonli on 05/02/2008 14:17:11
Iron Man got 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now I am going to go see it.

Comment by Raine on 05/02/2008 14:17:42
Atlanta women Oh dear...

Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 14:18:36
Isn't Jay Moore a comedien?

Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 14:21:21
Quote by livingonli:

Iron Man got 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now I am going to go see it.




I want to see it too.





Just saw the ad list night for The Happening. It looks intriging I just don't want Mr. M. Night ShamasomethingIcan'tspell to disappoint me again.



Comment by wickedpam on 05/02/2008 14:33:00
Ironman kilt the blog

Comment by BobR on 05/02/2008 14:34:18
Quote by wickedpam:

Not kilt just stunned :p


stunned??

*wack-wack*

Helloooooh Polly!

If its feet weren't nailed to the perch it'd be pushing up the daisies!

Comment by BobR on 05/02/2008 14:35:31
Listening to the show, it seems like I'm not the only tinfoilly one...