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Archive for 21 March 2008
…..you know I had to do it “E”.
44Â And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45Â And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46Â And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
McCormack said the individual who accessed Obama’s files also reviewed McCain’s file earlier this year. This contract employee has been reprimanded, but not fired. The individual no longer has access to passport records, he said.
“We are reviewing our options with respect to that person and his employment status,” McCormack said.
In Clinton’s case, an individual last summer accessed her file as part of a training session involving another State Department worker. McCormack said the one-time violation was immediately recognized and the person was admonished.
The incidents raise the question of whether the information was accessed for political purposes.
I can’t imagine what information could be gained from looking at passport files. Where they’ve been? Other than that… Maybe I’m just dense.
Attorneys in the sexual assault case of a 91-year-old Palisade man have seen it come to a quick end, after they learned the nursing home resident accused of the crime died nearly a month ago.
Ralph Ridenour died at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction on Feb. 22, according to Snell-McLean Funeral Home in Palisade, which handled his arrangements.
The suspect’s public defender and officials from the Mesa County district attorney’s office were in court Wednesday for a hearing to determine if Ridenour was fit to stand trial â€” unaware he was dead.
Ridenour was accused of forcible attempted sexual assault, forcible attempted sexual contact and other charges for allegedly grabbing a nurse at the Palisade Living Center, and repeatedly threatening to rape her.
The guy was 91 years old fer petes sake. Evidently, he had some mental issues. But for his own lawyer not to know he had died? Now, that’s weird.
Police are trying to solve the mysterious abandonment of a nine-year-old boy by his uncle at a bus stop in West London.
Gurrinder Singh, who only speaks Punjabi, was found behaving quietly in a medical clinic in Southall by staff closing up on Tuesday afternoon. He may have been there for some hours.
Police are now looking for family or friends of the boy, who said he lived in a three-bedroom house with his uncle in the Southall area for several years.
Seems mighty suspicious, don’t ya think?
A towering 6-6 figure so controversial even he predicted “dancing in the streets” upon his departure, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced his impending resignation Thursday, signaling an end to a tenure marked by bold initiatives, dubious dealings and unfulfilled goals.
Acting with the unpredictability that has typified his career, the 67-year-old Herenton — the city’s first black elected mayor and winner of an unprecedented fifth term just five months ago — said he will step down July 31.
I tried to watch the interview with him last night on Fox13, but I couldn’t make head nor tails what he was talking about. I never did hear a clear reason why he was ‘retiring’. Then I read on another blog something about an investigation?
One American visitor, Linda Edwards of Perry, Georgia, said she loved the mix of nationalities but was somewhat put off by the countless vendors hawking postcards and religious trinkets.
If Jesus were here, she said, he would be “turning all the tables over and would get arrested by the police.“
I don’t know if I could stand all that people around. Kind of distraction for the reason for going in the first place. If I ever do make it to Israel, it sure won’t be during Christmas or Easter.
The Obama campaign launched some of its sharpest attacks to date on Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Friday, telling reporters on a conference call that the New York senator is a dishonest politician who has consistently misled voters.
Well, there’s a pot and kettle moment if ever that was one.
Remember that whopper of a storm on Feb. 6 when nearly 12 inches of snow closed the malls, schools and made for treacherous driving?
“This will be something quite similar to that form with what we are seeing right now,” meteorologist Tom Zajdel said this morning of the 10 to 15 inches of snowfall predicted for southeast Wisconsin by the National Weather Service.
Got my windows open, watching the daffodils shoot up, picking out a spot to plant my rose bushes. Ain’t Tennessee grand? Heh. One more reason to be grateful to escape from Wisconsin.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson believes the Fed’s decision to bail out one of the key players in the country’s home mortgage crisis — Bear Stearns — may come at taxpayers’ expense.
J.P. Morgan’s $2-a-share purchase of investment bank Bear Stearns over the weekend came with the aid of $30 billion in financing from the U.S. Federal Reserve to cover potential losses in Bear Stearns’ securities holdings. New York Times business columnist Morgenson says the bailout crossed a line, because Bear Stearns — as she puts it — “helped create the titanic credit mess we are in.”
Oh yeah, we’re going to pay dearly for all the idiocy coming out of D.C., just like we always do, and no one seems to notice who is really getting hurt by all their shenanigans.
7Â Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8Â For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
War On Free Political Speech
by Yaron Brook
This presidential campaign will be, by far, the most expensive in U.S. history. And it is ironic that John McCain, the co-author of McCain-Feingold, is one of the candidates hustling to raise tens of millions of dollars. One thing is for sure: No matter who wins, the call for more campaign finance legislation will intensify–all in the name of combating the allegedly corrupting influence of money on politics. This is ominous, because what campaign finance restrictions actually do is subject political speech to the corrupting influence of government control.
Under current law, we are severely limited in how much we can donate to candidates, political parties and political committees. We are also subject to bans on radio and TV ads that might–crime of crimes–impact the victory or defeat of a candidate we favor or oppose. What justifies these restrictions on our freedom?
Without them, advocates say, the wealthy would control political speech. They would use their vast resources to promote their candidates while locking out those unable to run expensive ads. Americans would be left without access to the information necessary to make informed political decisions. Elected politicians would be beholden to rich financial backers, whom they’ll have to pay off with special favors. The solution to this mess, the argument goes, is obvious: The government must “level the playing field” by limiting wealthy Americans’ ability to use their money in the political debate.
But let us, as Ayn Rand so often advised, check our premises.