some helpful hints in here for your average dim witted progressive.If you think real hard. You might be able to figure out a way to avoid the death penalty.
Rated R for language.
We're referring to the controversy over records at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, which opened in 2004. At the time, Mrs. Clinton promised that "everything's going to be available." More than three years later, the library that is partly funded by taxpayers has released less than 1% of its records, and the withheld documents include two million pages covering Mrs. Clinton's White House tenure. As usual with the Clintons, they've managed to make the controversy seem so complicated that everyone has lost interest.
The story isn't all that hard to understand. The National Archives supervises Presidential documents, and in November 2002 Bill Clinton sent a letter asking the Archives to "consider for withholding" any "communications directly between the President and First Lady, and their families, unless routine in nature." He requested similar limitations on documents involving investigations by Congress, the Justice Department and independent counsels.
A convicted child rapist who was released by a judge even though prosecutors said he was likely to strike again has been charged with raping a 6-year-old boy at a library.
Corey Saunders, 26, was arrested outside a homeless shelter Wednesday evening shortly after the boy was assaulted while the child's mother was using a computer nearby.
The boy's mother did not know her son was being attacked, authorities said. New Bedford police Lt. Jeffry Silva said the boy did not scream because he was so paralyzed by fear. Saunders demanded the boy's address and threatened to rape him again, Silva said.
A librarian who became suspicious when she saw the boy and Saunders together alerted the boy's mother, authorities said.
Saunders, who was convicted in 2001 of child rape and assault and battery on a child, is classified by the state as a Level 3 sex offender, the state's most dangerous designation. He had registered with police, as required by law.
He spent four years behind bars on the 2001 conviction, completing his sentence in December 2006.
Massachusetts law allows judges to commit sex offenders indefinitely if they're found to be dangerous and likely to strike again. But Bristol Superior Court Judge Richard Moses rejected the motion by the Bristol County district attorney's office to hold Saunders. The judge cited Saunders' low IQ, his history of being sexually abused as a child and his lack of sexual offenses while in prison.
Strickland said the state also plans to get $73 million from an expansion of the lottery, including some new games.I say let's expand the pay day lending business. We'll squeeze a few more bucks out of those poor areas and we'll all be fat and happy.
The changes will account for the lower deficit amount, at minimum, Strickland said
Looks like Kwame and Beatty perjured themselves. Hence last night's televised address. Kwame went on television with his wife to apologize to the people of Detroit and to his wife for the embarrassment he has caused them both. But the problem with Kwame's address was that it was a whole lot of nothing. I heard the address on WJR-760 and, to me, he sounded like the usual two-bit thug he usually sounds like. He came off as pompous and indifferent. The only part I actually think he was upset about was that he was caught and that he had to go through the issue again with his wife and kids.
In my opinion, I wasn't convinced he was sorry about anything and I think it would be a good idea for him to resign so he doesn't end up costing the city another $9million in legal fees defending him.
Former President Bill Clinton was in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife yesterday.I've got an idea, how about The Billary quit jet setting across the country spewing all his/her hot air.
In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."
At a time that the nation is worried about a recession is that really the characterization his wife would want him making? "Slow down our economy"?
I guess by control she means keeping his DNA off the carpet while doing an intern.
“I think whatever he said which was certainly never intended to cause any kind of offense to anyone,” Clinton said, “if it did give offenses then I take responsibility and I’m sorry about that.”
"Can you control him?" asked McFadden.
“Oh of course,” Clinton replied.
The idea was that Mr. Schwarzenegger would set a national precedent, leading to a groundswell for reform in Washington. Not to mention that the Schwarzenegger plan was a near-copy of the one Mitt Romney pioneered in Massachusetts, and the one Hillary Clinton now favors. A leading author of the California plan was Laurie Rubiner, who directed health policy at the New America Foundation before becoming Senator Clinton's legislative director in 2005.
So much for that. The California legislature is probably the most liberal this side of Vermont, and even Democrats refused to become shock troops for this latest liberal experiment. Mr. Schwarzenegger and Democrats in the State Assembly did agree on a compromise plan in December. But on Monday, only a single member of the Senate Health Committee voted to report the bill to the full chamber -- and thus it joined a graveyard full of state "universal" health-care failures.
Like collapses in Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, this one crumpled because of the costs, which are always much higher than anticipated. The truth teller was state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, who thought to ask about the price tag of a major new entitlement amid what's already a $14.5 billion budget shortfall.
An independent analysis confirmed the plan would be far more expensive than proponents admitted. Even under the most favorable assumptions, spending would outpace revenue by $354 million after two years, and likely $3.9 billion or more. "A situation that I thought was bad," Mr. Perata noted, "in fact was worse."
Thank you fellow bloggers, blog readers, various nimble minded individuals and progressives.
I come here today to report on our State of the Pols.
The State of our Pols has never been worse. (applause)
Let's begin with give aways. Every pol in our country wants to give you everything and charge you nothing. It doesn't matter if we're talking about a president, representative, state legislature, city councilman, or elected dog catcher. They all have a promise to provide you with something for nothing. (camera shot of Hillary smiling)
Not since God created, well, everything, has a miracle of this magnitude been performed. Yet every politician will have you believe that they can provide you with something without taking from someone. (zoom in on the anonymous kid in a wheel chair)
At one time, this premise was confined to liberal pols. But now republicans have seized the message and are able to promise new auto jobs for Michigan, tax rebates in excess of what we pay in, and happy days forever.
All you have to do is elect them and you can have all you want; the endless buffet of consumption. (standing applause from half the room)
Of course, nothing can be given without it being fair. So if you only pay two dollars in federal income tax you should get the same three hundred dollar rebate as the guy paying $300,000 in federal income tax. (Shot of John McCain clapping vigorously)
Once again, even though God never promised a "fair life", politicians can promise it, and you suck it up like a cold Mountain Dew in the desert. (smattering of claps)
But as we review our pols, we must remember those things that they do not deliver on, Social Security reform. Everyone can see the impending train wreck on the horizon. Can we find someone to address it this campaign season; not with a search warrant.
Medicare, a worse calamity. (camera zooms in on Obama)
What about our national infrastructure? After the New Orleans levee & Minneapolis bridge failures, you would think there would be a national campaign to rebuild our infrastructure but in fact, it will probably take a thousand more deaths before anyone will step up and get things done. (standing ovation)
Maybe worse than all the empty promises and non delivery of fundamental government service, is the lack of integrity within these offices. (a smattering of claps)
Since the beginnings of government, politicians have been susceptible to bribery. Now, not only do we have bribery, but we have crooks who hide the evidence in their freezers. (shot of William Jefferson)
In addition, even the sexual peccadillos have been more brazen. Most extra marital liaisons took place in hotel rooms with a staffer. Now they occur in the Oval Office with an intern and bathrooms stalls with a person of unknown origin. (zoom shot of Larry Craig)
So as I conclude, it is incumbent upon all of us as voters to rid ourselves of this lowest form of humanity, the politician. It will take a enormous effort on our parts as voters to..... (shot of voters with glazed donut looks of bewilderment)
Oh, never mind. (coyote howls)
The weekend murder of a Miller Brewing Co. executive in the Walker's Point area is not expected to play a major role in determining the eventual headquarters location for the combined operations of Miller and Coors Brewing Co.Yeah, I expect all kinds of companies are dying to locate to a community where their executives and employees can be shot and killed.
President Bush's plan to deal with the subprime crisis is to freeze interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages. Freezing interest rates would stop people's mortgage payments from increasing. That is a gross violation of basic contract rights and would appear to be a Fifth Amendment violation. If a contractual agreement is willingly entered into and agreed upon by a borrower and lender, it is binding, and if broken by one party or the other, harsh penalties should ensue.
Now here comes government, under the Bush plan, to declare millions of contracts null and void. The long-run effect of the Bush plan is to make lending institutions even more selective in choosing borrowers. Then there's the question: If government can invalidate the terms of one kind of contractual agreement where the borrowers can't pay, what's to say that it won't invalidate other contractual agreements where the borrowers encounter hardship, and what will that do to financial markets?
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she was going to Florida to assure Democrats that "their voices are heard" and to underscore her commitment to seeing the state's delegation seated at the national convention.More...
Though the Democratic presidential candidates largely have heeded the national party's request that they not campaign publicly in Florida, Clinton said it's time to pay attention to voters there who are showing heavy interest in Tuesday's primary. Early voting is under way and drawing strong interest, she said.
"Hundreds of thousands of people have already voted in Florida and I want them to know I will be there to be part of what they have tried to do to make sure their voices are heard," Clinton said in Memphis, Tenn., before heading for Florida.
Tonight's results from South Carolina will bring forth the fun house mirror that is modern media spin. Das Hillary Apparat will attempt to pin a racial subtext on Obama no matter what the result. If he wins big, it will be about "record" black turnout. If he wins small, it will be that his appeal is "limited" to African Americans. Bill Clinton will jump in the media cycle tomorrow, grabbing some poor network embed by the lapels and unloading a purple-faced lecture to the whirring cameras about how the shameful media shall never, ever bait a true selfless hero of the civil rights movement such as himself into making Barack Obama's race an issue in this campaign, especially in the South, where race is such a big issue.More......
If you actually look at the results, the Clinton race spin is humbug. Obama has done well in white states; winning Iowa, coming close in New Hampshire; and winning the white rural areas of Nevada. Plus he obviously does well with African Americans; a group the Clinton campaign was spinning as "divided" by Obama just months ago. The candidate with the more limited demographic appeal is clearly Hillary Clinton, who so far has proven herself a rock star only to the Virginia Slims-'n'-menopause set and their sensible-shoe-wearing sisters in the upper middle classes.
And that leaves us with a lot of questions and no answers: Is Clinton taking it on the chin from the media because she's a Clinton, or because she's a woman? Does Obama owe what's been a relatively smooth ride to his considerable political acumen or to the fact that he's a man? Should we consider the possibility that his opponents (and the media) tread lightly in his presence because they fear charges of racism -- far more than charges of sexism?
Here's Step 1Many LibAnon members have never before experienced an opinion actually based in either fact or the experiential real world, much less both. Academicians, politicians, and Episcopalians are the organization's most difficult members in which to affect even a semblance of thought moderation - much less cure.
An important part of the recovery program to which Liberals Anonymous subscribes is set forth in the chart below - 13 Prescriptive Principles or "Steps." These principles can be traced to experiences of LibAnon's membership following Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's unsuccessful attempt to stack the U.S. Supreme Court in order to impose by handpicked judicial fiat what he could not accomplish through Congress nor the ballot box.
1. WE admit we are not powerless over liberalism, but nevertheless, that we have allowed it to make a mockery of our cities, our schools, our universities, our borders, our foreign policy, and our daily lives.