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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

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Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

Lincoln and Kennedy were concerned with civil rights.

Lincoln was elected in 1860. Kennedy was elected in 1960.

Each president was assassinated on a Friday in the presence of the First Lady.

Each president was shot in the head from behind.

Each successor was a Southern Democrat named Johnson who had served in the Senate.

Andrew Johnson was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were Southerners who favored unpopular ideas.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before it was possible to be brought to trial.

Both Presidents lost children while serving in the White House.

Lincoln's secretary named Kennedy advised him not to attend the theater.

Kennedy's secretary named Lincoln advised him not to travel to Dallas.

John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theater box and ran to a warehouse.

Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran to a theater.

The last name of each President contains seven letters.

The names of Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson contain thirteen letters.

The names of John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald contain fifteen letters.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Paris Hilton in Jail: The Music Video

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PARIS IN JAIL: The Music Video

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dick Morris on Pelosi

Published on on June 20, 2007.

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Anyone who wonders why Congress has a job approval rating of 23 percent, seven points lower than even Bush’s, need only look at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) failure to change the ethics of the Congress. Having pledged to make Congress full-time and put the lackadaisical members to work, she then announced a schedule for 2007 in which House members will have 20 weeks off (and when they work, it’s Tuesday to Thursday most of the time).

Now Pelosi has come up with her own version of the No Child Left Behind program by asking the Defense Department to allow adult children of members of Congress to accompany them on their taxpayer-funded travel abroad if their spouses can’t make it. Such heartfelt concern for the lonely congressman on a publicly paid junket may be her version of family values, but it is a waste of tax money.

To understand the depth of the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel, look at one of Pelosi’s favorites, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.). Miller has been to the following places for free on the taxpayer’s dime between 2000 and 2006:

Mexico, Lebanon, Cambodia (twice), Israel (twice), Vietnam (twice), Jordan, South Africa, Iraq, France, Italy (twice), Hong Kong, Sudan (twice), Taiwan, Ghana, Laos, Liberia, Egypt and Cape Verde.

And Miller does not belong to any congressional committee that deals with foreign relations! During the same period, he has been to 20 other countries for free, paid for by the Aspen Institute. In all, Miller has spent 161 days traveling courtesy of Aspen.

Pelosi’s proposal — and the abuse of free travel by members like Miller — explains why voters can’t stand Congress and illustrates how little improvement there has been under the Democrats.

When his dad became Speaker of the House, Joshua Hastert, son of Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), moved to Washington, closed his record store back home and joined a lobbying firm. He found latent skills at lobbying members like his dad that he never knew he had. Google, recognizing these mythical abilities, hired him as their lobbyist. The Democrats went crazy criticizing abuses like these

Now that Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.) is the Democratic floor leader, he has not just one but three sons — and a son-in-law — who are lobbyists. One of Reid’s sons, and his son-in-law, has lobbied in Washington; a second son lobbies for the same interests in Nevada; and a third son is an attorney who litigates for them in court. Reid’s lobbyist-sons worked to promote federal land swaps, mining interests and the University of Nevada at Reno.

Not to be outdone, House Minority Whip Roy Blunt’s (R-Mo.) wife, Abigail Perlman, is director of federal government affairs for Altria — the former Philip Morris corporation. Their relationship is one that was hatched in lobbying. While Blunt was dating Abigail, he quietly drafted language to benefit Altria/Philip Morris and tried to sneak it in the bill that established the Department of Homeland Security — without alerting the Republican leadership. Blunt’s mi ssion was to minimize the sale of cigarettes on the Internet, a thorn in the side of Altria/Philip Morris. Fortunately, Hastert killed the amendment.

Of the 100 senators, the sons, daughters, husbands or wives of 20 of them are registered as lobbyists, whose job often boils down to lobbying Mom or Dad. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is typical of the conflicts that can arise in such a situation. His son Scott Hatch lobbied for the makers of ephedra while his father sponsored legislation to exempt the diet supplement from federal regulation. Scott got paid $2 million in lobbying fees, while Dad got more than $137,000 from the diet supplement industry.

While Pelosi is working on cleaning up Congress, here are a few suggestions for her:

•Ban anyone who is an immediate relative of a member from lobbying Congress.

•Ban members from hiring spouses and other immediate relatives on their official, campaign committee or political action commi ttee payrolls.

•Ban taxpayer-paid travel by anyone but the member himself.

•Get Congress to stay in session full time, not just 32 weeks a year.

If she adopted measures like these, perhaps the American voter would respect her and her party more than they apparently do.

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***Copyright Eileen McGann and Dick Morris 2007. Reprints with permission only***

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Hypocrisy of Bill and Hillary Clinton

Dick Morris published the following blog comment on Tuesday 10 Apr 2007.

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Hillary Clinton and her campaign repeatedly highlight her ardent feminism, her lifelong advocacy of worker's rights, her consistent support for unions, and her love of Israel.

But those principles go right out the window if there's money involved. When it comes to lining their pockets, the Clintons have a double standard. While Hillary chastises American corporations and employers for lay-offs and opposition to greater union organizing rights, Bill is paid big bucks that go into their joint bank accounts to legitimize and promote the anti-Semitic, anti-worker, anti-union, and anti-woman Arab state of the UAE and its emirates of Dubai.

It's not just Bill's $1.2 million speaking fees from Dubai that have enriched the Clintons. And its not just the million dollar contribution by the Emir of Dubai to the Clinton Presidential Library that has endeared the Islamic monarchy to them.

It's much more that that: Bill Clinton is personally responsible for delivering the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the U.A.E., Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to a partnership with Yucaipa Cos., headed by Bill and Hillary's uberfundraiser Ron Burkle.

Bill Clinton is a paid adviser and member of the Board of Directors of Yucaipa. Together the Sheik and Yucaipa have formed a new company, Dubai Investment Group Limited, to jointly invest Yucaipa funds and the Sheiks' personal funds.

So Bill Clinton is now an adviser and member of the board of directors of a company that is in partnership with the government of Dubai - a part of the world that blatantly discriminates against women, abuses workers in violation of International law, outlaws unions, deports strikers, and bans Israelis and their products from ever entering the country.

The Clintons won't reveal how much the former president pocketed for setting up this deal, except to report on Hillary's Senate disclosure form: "more than $1,000."

A lot more. According to San Francisco Examiner columnist P.J. Corkery, Clinton makes $10 million a year from Yucaipa.

At the same time, the average worker in the Dubai and the UAE construction industry makes about $177 per month., not enough to support a family. According to the U.S. State Department, 98% of the workforce in the UAE is made up of foreigners, who Human Rights Watch "indentured servants, with no right to form unions or hold strikes." About 20% of them work in the Dubai construction industry. Most of these workers are illiterate and have paid huge fees (usually with loans) to get the job. It is a routine practice for employers to withhold paychecks for several months and to hold the workers passports as 'security.'

There is no minimum wage.

There is no right to organize for collective bargaining for foreign workers or domestic workers. There is no right to strike. Those who dare are either deported or banned from working for a year.

There is no right to freely move from job to job unless either the current employer agrees to provide a letter of 'no objection' or the worker leaves the country for six months.

Worker safety is not an important matter and there are only 80 inspectors to monitor over 250,000 employers.

Workers are out in 104 degree temperature in the summer with a only a two and a half hour break in the middle of the day – a break that used to be four and a half hours, but was recently shortened.

The workday is 8 hours, but employers frequently require overtime – without extra pay. There is a six day work week.

Many of the lowest skilled workers live in horrible conditions. The U.S State Department report on human rights in the UAE notes that:

"low-skilled employees were often provided with substandard living conditions, including overcrowded apartments or lodging in unsafe and unhygienic "labor camps," often lacking electricity, potable water, and adequate cooking and bathing facilities. Some low-paid workers did not receive these benefits, even if stipulated in their contracts."

For the full report:

But while Bill collects the checks for the Clinton family from anti-worker Dubai, Hillary lectures about workers rights.

Just last week, Hillary spoke at the convention of the Communications Workers of America and urged its members to contact Republican Senators about pro-union legislation:

"let them know this is a voting issue; this goes to the real heart of whether we're going to be a country that stands on a principle that every person should have the right to join a union, to be part of a bargaining unit that will stand up for your income…"

Hillary doesn't have the same interest in the workers whose employers enrich the Clintons – she apparently has no objection to the Dubai dollars or Dubai's disgraceful treatment of workers.

Our own government has recognized the severity of the abuses: "Since 1995 the country has been suspended from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) insurance programs because of the government's noncompliance with internationally recognized worker rights standards."

Hey, Hillary, stop the hypocrisy.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Al Gore on Iraq in 1992 (video)

You can't fool all of the people all of the time.

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In 1992, Al Gore blasted President George Herbert Walker Bush for disregarding Iraq's ties to terrorism and ignoring Iraq's attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Flat-Top Sea-Dog

Monday 11 Jun 2007 @ 2047Q
I was a Flat-Top Sea-Dog aboard the USS America, CV-66. While I served aboard this aircraft carrier, we transited the Suez Canal at least three times.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Republican Candidates MUST run as CONSERVATIVES!

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In the latest Congressional elections, the Liberal leadership of the Democrats encouraged the Democrat candidates to run as conservatives. In other words, the Democrats won Congress on the pretext of being conservative.

Although the individual Democrat candidates for Congress might have been conservative, the Democrat leadership in Congress is left enough to be considered socialist.

The people in the body politic want Conservatives. However, the Democrat party is dominated by the truly EVIL George Soros. He is an international RAT.

Eisenhower ran as a Republican in 1952 because he wanted to stop the momentum toward a ONE-PARTY SYSTEM. Today we Republicans face the same challenge. However, we MUST run as CONSERVATIVES!

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