An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
“According to NRCC, there was no apparent legitimate reason for the numerous large withdrawals or transfers of funds from the yearly President’s Dinner Committee Wachovia accounts to accounts held by Ward,” states a court document signed by U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Diane G. Lucas and William R. Cowden.
Mr. Ward has not been charged with any criminal wrongdoing. This week, he and his wife filed papers to contest a civil-forfeiture action against their property by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which was filed in the civil division of federal court in the District. A message left at Mr. Ward’s home was not returned. His attorney, Ronald C. Machen, declined comment Friday.
If they find concrete evidence of wrong doing, they damn sure better charge him! I’m honestly getting sick of anyone connected in the political world thinking they are above the law! And there sure are a lot of them!
Al-Maliki was quoted in an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine published on its Web site yesterday as saying that Obama’s plan is “the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes.”
Comments al-Maliki made to the magazine were “misunderstood and mistranslated” and were not “conveyed accurately,” al- Dabbagh said in the statement.
Remarks made by the prime minister or any member of the Iraqi government “should not be understood as support to any U.S. presidential candidate,” the statement said.
And of course, instead of checking the translation, i.e. actually doing their job, they just copied and pasted the mistranslated comments and ran with ‘em.
New York tax filers reporting more than $375,000 a year in earned income may end up paying nearly 60% of their wages in taxes to the government under a Barack Obama presidency, economists who have analyzed his plan said.
The Democratic presidential candidate is proposing not only raising the federal income tax, but also adding a Social Security tax for those Americans earning more than $250,000 a year. For New Yorkers, that could mean that if the current Social Security rate is applied, the marginal tax rate, or rate on every extra dollar earned, could rise to 58%.
“This is a very eye-popping number,” a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Alan Viard, said.
Eye popping is an understatement. If my math is correct, a person making 375K would only bring home around 150K. That’s damn near poverty level in a state like New York. And yet, none of the B. Hussein Kool Aid drinkers see a problem with him stealing money from those who earned it.
Reviews were excellent for director Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” but they were stellar for his “Dark Knight.”
“We’ve really never seen anything like this,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “The death of a fine actor taken in his prime, a legendary performance, and a movie that lives up to all the hype. That all combined to create these record-breaking numbers.”
Odds are, the movie wouldn’t be doing as well as it is if Ledger hadn’t died. But hey, I thought we were in a recession. You know, tight financial times and all. Just how much does it cost to go to a movie these days? I’ll see it when it comes out on DVD, or wait till it’s on one of the movies channels.
The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel will have to go up if they go anywhere.
Ah yes, the ILlogic of the Dhimmi controlled Congress. People can’t afford to put gas in their cars, so why not raise the gas tax so they can afford even less! What a bunch of maroons!
Now, lawmakers quietly are talking about raising fuel taxes by a dime from the current 18.4 cents a gallon on gasoline and 24.3 cents on diesel fuel.
Oh yeah….that’ll really ease the pain at the pump. (insert EXTREME sarcasm here) I wonder how fiscally stupid you have to be these days to be an elected politician?
The 70-minute long questioning session can be summed up in this exchange, which took place about three-quarters of the way through the sitting:
Police: What we can tell you is that the contents of what [Olmert-confidante] Attorney Messer said jibe with the contents of what Talansky said, and with the diary/appointments book of your office, and with additional evidence in the case that we have gathered. What is your response to this?
Olmert: I do not know, I have to see this evidence, to see what is written, and according to that, to know how to answer your question.
Reckon he’s been getting pointers from the Shrilldebeast? This guy should have been tossed out on his keister a long time ago!
The video posted on the newspaper’s Web site is titled “Intihar” — or “suicide” — and opens with a photograph of the hostage wearing a football shirt. He is identified as “Jason” in a statement, signed “The Shiite Islamic Resistance in Iraq” that appears on screen. The statement, as translated by the newspaper, blames the British government for the status of the hostages.
“This procrastination and foot-dragging and lack of seriousness on the part of the British government has prolonged their psychological deterioration, pushing one of them, Jason, to commit suicide on 25/5/2008,” the statement said, according to the newspaper. “He surprised our brethren, who were taking care of him, with his suicide.”
The newspaper reported that the captors said say they regret the hostages death “but hold the British government responsible for the hostages’ fate.”
“Taking care of him”? Kidnapping and more than likely torture is NOT “taking care of him”. No offense, but why don’t the Brits go in there, blast a few villages to kingdom come, and demand their release? Oh, wait a minute….sorry, slipped my mind. These are the Brits who have bowed to Mecca with the thought as not to “offend” anyone.
The Arab League meeting in Cairo on Saturday criticized the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor for requesting the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Arab foreign ministers said that Sudan’s courts should judge alleged Darfur war crimes in a resolution following the crisis talks over the ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s request on Monday for Bashir to be arrested.
The resolution said that “effective justice will be realized with the follow-up of the Arab League and the African Union.”
I suppose all those dead people are “alleged”? Left to the Arab League and African Union, NOTHING will be resolved.
The Erotic Service Providers Union recently announced it had gathered the 12,000 signatures necessary to put the measure on the ballot after failing to get a similar initiative before voters in 2006.
Hookers have a union?
According to state Rep. Frank Niceley, a Tennessee amendment has been added to Ronald Reagan’s famous “11th commandment,” which declares “Thou shalt speak no ill of a fellow Republican.”
“Under the 12th Amendment, you can be mean to a Republican – if he votes for a Democrat,” said Niceley, who joined three GOP colleagues last week in issuing a news release denouncing fellow Republican Rep. Kent Williams, R-Elizabethton.
Once considered the party of the “right”, too many of said right have gone to the left. Yeah, I’d say when you break with your principles, serious criticism is in order. With, considering the recent crop of Republicans, give those like me a LOT of ammo. Now, if we could just find more on the left, who aren’t dihard Dhimmis to stand up against weaseling.