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Archive for 12 July 2008
A lobbyist with close ties to the White House is offering access to key figures in George W Bush’s administration in return for six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.
Stephen Payne, who claims to have raised more than $1m for the president’s Republican party in recent years, said he would arrange meetings with Dick Cheney, the vice-president, Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, and other senior officials in return for a payment of $250,000 (£126,000) towards the library in Texas.
Payne, who has accompanied Bush and Cheney on several foreign trips, also said he would try to secure a meeting with the president himself.
My first reaction is that this some jerk trying to make a name for himself. My second reaction, I REALLY hope the office of the POTUS is not going to be sullied yet again (Clinton, Carter and Nixon come to mind). My third reaction: If that son of a b*tch is screwing over the conservatives again, I’ll lead the charge for impeachment myself.
Illogical emotions aside, why would a British reporter be trying to uncover a scandal involving some lobbyist in the U.S.?
I’m fairly sure there will more information in the future, but for right now, I’m withholding judgment. No doubt, however, there will be many on the left dancing with glee at the prospect.
Now, I don’t usually point out the pure EVIL of the far leftist mind, but if you ever had any doubt that they are far beyond juvenile and delusion, read the comments of the thread.
This is one of those MUST swipe things! Heh!
…..from Tom Nelson
Exactly Where We Want Them – Snowflakes in Hell
Tony Snow, 1955-2008 – La Shawn Barber’s Corner
Talk About Yer Basic… – Freedom Folks
Concerns About Barack Obama’s Nuts. – Our World As We See It
Liberals like Charles Schumer (D-NY) ARE TRYING TO DESTROY THE FRIGGIN’ COUNTRY!!!!!!! – Disgruntled Truck Driver!
Accidental discharge – Say Uncle
Ahhh, Tradition – The Happy Circumstance
Zondervan Publishing is sued by Bradley Fowler ( alleged Christian ) – Southern Sass on Crime
No, They Don’t. – The Smallest Minority
Postcard from Zinnlandia – The Brussels Journal
Convicted murderer Wesley Ruiz sentenced to death – Texas Fred’s
Night and Day, and back to Night…plus a new “global test” – Crush Liberalism
Classless AP Takes Cheap Shots at Just-Passed Snow – News Busters
Where’s PETA? Dog IED Video – The Jawa Report
Bureaucrats still hindering Katrina recovery – Taxing Tennessee
The Plight of Homeschooling – Political Pistachio
Catalina Island: Gone Gangster? – American and Proud
George Washington Carver: Scientific Insight from the Bible – Dakota Voice
Obama Supporters Want Their Money Back – RedState
Kooky Kult Klass – JammieWearingFool
More Talks With Yarmuth – Blue Grass, Red State
Al Gore, nihilist – Right Angles
College Educated Parents Bringing Third World Diseases Back – Savannah Red
Obama Won’t Commit to Event at Military Base – Colecurtis
Entschuldigung? * – Calvin Freiburger Online
I cant dance, so don’t ask me. – Colonel Robert Neville
2010 Was Not a Good Year to Be President – Old Soldier
This Must Be The Change He Was Talking About – The Countertop Chronicles
Thoughts from Minnesota… – View from the cheap seats..
DREW CAREY: WELCOME TO THE NANNY STATE NATION – Democrat=Socialist
Today’s Tidbits – Basti Says
LA Fark alert – Kiss My Gumbo
Jihad and Outreach to Islamic Supremacist Groups – Counterterrorism Blog
2 Judges Say Sex w/ Dead People OK – The Daily Scoff
Patterico Trashes the LA Times, In the LA Times - Ace of Spades HQ
A large yard stick might have helped!
Channel 5 reporter Phil Williams testified he was on the Senate chamber floor in June or July 2005, probably doing an on-camera report, when he “casually” opened Ford’s desk and found several documents.
Three pertained to OmniCare, a managed health-care company that Ford is accused of accepting consulting fees from while serving on the TennCare Oversight Committee.
After he found the documents, Williams testified, he went back to the station, made copies and, at the instruction of his news director, turned the documents over to authorities.
I’m not sure if I should be amazed a reporter was actually doing his job, or shocked that a reporter felt free enough to snoop through what I would assume to be a private desk? Either way, Ford is slime.
Surgeon Michael DeBakey, whose ground-breaking heart transplants and coronary bypass operations made him one of the giants of 20th century medicine, has died at age 99.
The Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital said DeBakey died on Friday of natural causes. Methodist Hospital in Houston was his primary surgical hospital for many years.
In a career that spanned more than seven decades, DeBakey developed a number of new surgical procedures that now are standard in treating heart ailments and led many to consider him the father of modern cardiovascular surgery.
(This might sound horrible, but honestly, I’m surprised he was still alive.) His accomplishments are numerous, and many owe him their lives. Prayers with the family.
China and Russia on Friday vetoed the US draft resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on Zimbabwe as well as an assets freeze and travel ban on Mugabe and 13 of his closest allies. South Africa, Libya and Vietnam voted against the resolution, while Indonesia abstained.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the decision would be “incomprehensible” to the people of Zimbabwe and America’s UN envoy warned that Russia’s veto cast doubt on its reliability as a G8 ally. Russian later slammed this criticism as “unacceptable.”
Did someone actually think Russia was an “ally”? Jeez. A vote like this reinforces the thugs, making the Useless Numnuts even more useless….if that’s possible.
A mortgage rescue to help hundreds of thousands of struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and get more affordable, safer loans passed the Senate overwhelmingly Friday, but it faces a bumpy road amid continuing turmoil in the housing market.
The 63-5 vote reflected a keen interest by Democrats and Republicans to send election-year help to distressed homeowners with economic issues topping voters’ concerns.
“See? I voted to bail your sorry ass out of the mess you got yourself in. Now you better vote for me! Doesn’t matter that the taxpayers are the ones taking the fall! I’ll fix your life!” Heaven help us! The myopic view of this bunch never ceases to amaze me.
Another crackdown on a suspected sexually-oriented business in Shelby County has the business owner scratching her head. Friday was supposed to be the grand opening of Eccentric Studios. The Bartlett business planned to offer dance classes in a way that prompted the mayor to close the place before it even opened.
Mayor A. Keith McDonald says the business, located in a strip mall, is a sexually-oriented business and is subject to zoning laws. He says while he received no complaints about the business, he decided to initiate the stop work order after his code enforcement officer showed him the business’ ad flyers and directed him to the company’s website. When the poles commonly associated with strip clubs were brought in, McDonald says the business broke ordinance.
But the owner, Rachael Vint, who is a classically-trained ballet dancer, disagrees, saying the classes she offers called ‘Strip To Fit’ are for fully-clothed exercise for women over 18 years old. Vint says, “Dance is an expression that is often misunderstood… The Waltz was once the most taboo thing in town. Now, so is Strip To Fit.”
There were no complaints, so why did the mayor shut them down? The pole. Now, having trained in ballet myself for many years, I can tell ya, it doesn’t matter which way that pole points, it’s one hell of a workout! There was no sex involved, it was an exercise facility. The mayor is a putz!
Iran would “destroy” Israel as well as 32 US army bases in the region if the Islamic Republic is attacked, an aide to Iran’s SupremeLeader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday.
“If Israel and the US fire a bullet or a missile at Iran, its forces will attack the heart of Israel and 32 American bases in the region before the dust from such an attack has settled,” Iran’s Fars news agency quoted Mojtaba Zolnour as saying. He added that such targets would be “destroyed” by the Iranian counterattack.
These backhanded threats are getting old. Like it or not, we will be in a war with Iran eventually that will make the Iraq war look like a schoolyard scuffle. Either we take ‘em out right from the start, or ……..
New Hampshire has joined several other states demanding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reverse a policy that blocks nonpartisan voter registration drives in veterans homes, hospitals and other VA facilities.
Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake said he banned registration drives to avoid disruptions and because federal employees are not permitted to engage in political activities with government resources or on government time.
On the one hand, veterans should be able to register to vote easily. My first question: Why isn’t every veteran registered already? On the other hand, you’d have many less than savory voter registration groups, shoving their way in. Given the record of some of those organizations, many deceased vets might end up registered. Perhaps if they just had the forms available for the vets if they asked for them?
Adoption opportunities for these wild animals rotate around the nation yearly, closer to home than one may think. Archdale, N.C., will host an opportunity July 18-20. Another will take place in Decatur, Ala., in late August.
But thousands and thousands of these animals roaming wild in Western states need homes. The land has enough resources for only 29,000. But federal protection and the lack of natural predators have resulted in substantial increases in wild horse and burro herd populations, leaving many wandering to find mere patches of grass.
Which is more economical? Feeding and housing a large four legged critter, or a car. Hmmm….with the critter, you get “fertilizer”. With a car, you get where you are going faster. Wonder if the Mr would give up his side of the garage?
President Bush on Saturday tried to pin the blame on Congress for soaring energy prices and said lawmakers need to lift long-standing restrictions on drilling for oil in pristine lands and offshore tracts believed to hold huge reserves of fuel.
“It’s time for members of Congress to address the pain that high gas prices are causing our citizens,” the president said. “Every extra dollar that American families spend because of high gas prices is one less dollar they can use to put food on the table or send a child to college. The American people deserve better.”
The headline speaks volumes about the writer/editor! A lot of the blame for the high cost of gas falls squarely on the shoulders of Congress and their puppet masters, the environazis. If the weasels hadn’t been so busy the last 10 or 20 years trying to screw over the citizens they were hired to represent, perhaps we wouldn’t be in such a mess.
The leaders agreed on a goal of at least a fifty percent reduction in worldwide carbon emissions by two thousand fifty. But many environmentalists criticized the lack of any detailed plans for working toward that goal.
I’ll give ya some details. The climate changes….on a regular basis. Deal with it, adapt! Honestly, I don’t know how man survived without freakin’ politicians? (insert sarcasm here)
Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Debbie Foster said a woman saw a man breaking into her home, and she called her husband.
The husband hurried home and saw Baker making his getaway. He called 911 before heading over to talk to the suspect, whom he knows. The men chatted by the side of the road until deputies arrived.
Foster told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that Baker was “pretty intoxicated.”
Proof: Alcohol makes ya stoopid! Heh.
U.S. Capitol Police closed off a swath of territory in front of the U.S. Capitol late Friday after some 30 birds and ducks were discovered dead in the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol.
Capitol Police Chief Phil Morse told FOX News it appears the water in the reflecting pool was somehow over-chlorinated.
Tests were being run and police were keeping people and vehicles away from the West front of the Capitol.
D.C. Fire was also assisting with the situation. The dead fowl were discovered around 10:30 ET.
Bird carcasses on the outside representing the walking brain dead on the inside.
I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Snow at an event in Wisconsin. It will always stand out as one the biggest thrills of my life. Why? Because he was the nicest person you could ever talk to. He came across as someone who truly enjoyed life. His easy smile was contagious. For many years, I have thought HE should have been president, but I guess now, it’s not meant to be. He spoke truth with humor. For some reason, I always thought he was older than me, but perhaps it was his wisdom that just made it seem so. I guess the Good Lord decided He wanted him more than we did.
Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, died after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.
A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years.
1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
Rest in peace good sir. You have truly earned it.
Obadiah 3-4, 7
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.