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Posted on 04/30/2003 4:44:01 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. Abe Martens carries an U.S. flag down the steps from a chartered commercial airplane Monday, April 28, 2003, at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. after returning home from fighting in Iraq (news - web sites). Among other missions, members of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment participated in the rescue operation of Pfc. Jessica Lynch. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier pulls into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saturday, April 26, 2003, after a deployment of nearly 10 months. The Lincoln has a crew of approximately 5,500. It is en route to its home port at Everett, Wash., by way of San Diego. (AP Photo/Carol Cunningham)
A sailor smells a rose as the USS Paul Hamilton pulls into its home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saturday, April 26, 2003, after a deployment of nearly 10 months. The destroyer has a crew of approximately 350 and is part of the seven-ship battle group led by the USS Abraham Lincoln. (AP Photo/Carol Cunningham)
Navy Chaplain Lt. Charles Crane meets his new daughter, Hannah, after the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saturday, April 26, 2003. At left is Crane's other daughter, Sharon, 10. His wife, Mary Crane, is at right. The Lincoln is en route to its home port at Everett, Wash., by way of San Diego. (AP Photo/Carol Cunningham)
Capt. Will Weinig, 26, hugs his girlfriend, Mary Katherine Jones, 22, far right, as two other couples hug during a small welcome home ceremony for the 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment Friday, April 25, 2003, at a hangar at Lawson Airfield located on Fort Benning, Ga. About 100 Army Rangers returned from duty in Iraq (news - web sites) and were welcomed by family, friends and loved ones. (AP Photo/Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, G. Marc Benavidez)
Petty Officer Michael Durel of the San Diego-based guided missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay hugs his 4-year-old daughter Lucy and sister Leigh Anne as his wife Patty (L) is overcome with emotion upon his arrival in San Diego April 25, 2003 after a 9 month deployment. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser deployed with the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and participated most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom, having been one of the first ships to fire cruise missiles against Iraq (news - web sites) in the opening stages of the war. REUTERS/Mike Blake
EM2 Kirkland Everett of San Diego-based guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay hugs his wife Nicole after docking in San Diego April 25, 2003 after a 9 month deployment. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser deployed with the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and participated most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Lt. Ryan Leary from the San Diego-based guided missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay embraces his wife Sarah and 6-month old son Silas upon his return to San Diego, April 25, 2003 after a 9 month deployment. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser deployed with the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and participated most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom, being one of the first ships to fire cruise missiles at Iraq (news - web sites). Leary met his son for the first time today. REUTERS/Mike Blake
President George W Bush leaves Easter Sunday service at the 4th Infantry Division Memorial Chapel with wife Laura and rescued Iraq (news - web sites) POWs Ronald Young (L) and David Williams at Fort Hood in Texas April 20, 2003. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters
An Iraqi girl gives a kiss to U.S. soldier PFC Louis Livargas, of Somerville, Mass., from Alpha Company, 37th Infantry, during his foot patrol in downtown Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites) Friday, April 25. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
And now for those not-so-heroic [reposting what I posted at the end of yesterday's thread:
To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Lying History is much more accurate.
Hill's book headed for the NYT Bestseller list? Or no?NO BIDS FOR BOOK EXCERPTS Hil book in a bind: Magazines not keen on excerptsBut three mags that have carried excerpts of other books - The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Vanity Fair and Newsweek - answered inquiries from the Daily News by saying they don't plan to publish a piece of Clinton's memoir.
The New Yorker also is believed to be staying on the sidelines.
It was unclear if all four of the mags were among those approached by Simon & Schuster, which bought rights to publish the former first lady's book around the world for $8 million.
At the same time, a U.S. News & World Report spokesman said the mag is interested.
Time and People, both owned by Time Inc., appear to be the other likely contenders.
Their level of interest may depend on how much Clinton reveals about her White House years and marriage.
Newsweek editor in chief Richard Smith told The News: "It's fair to say that, given our significant spending on Iraq and other international coverage, we're looking very carefully at any spending on optional items."
Meanwhile, more than a month before the book's release, there was evidence of why Simon & Schuster ordered a million-copy printing.
At online bookseller Amazon.com, "Living History" was ranked No. 2,630 in orders late Monday, the day Simon & Schuster announced the on-sale date and title. By late yesterday, the book stood at No. 73.
The rival BN.com showed the book at No. 618,267 on Monday, but up at No. 13 yesterday.
Bill Clinton's "Between Hope and History," a collection of political views released on the eve of his reelection campaign, became a best-seller and then a big flop. Of the 500,000 copies printed, 425,000 remained unsold at the end of the year.
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers her message at the Aqua Turf. (JOHN WOIKE) Apr. 28, 2003
Story from the Washington Times:
In a fiery speech Monday night, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, accused the Bush administration of having the worst economic policies since Herbert Hoover, with no plan to end the nation's fiscal troubles.
The former first lady told about 1,550 Connecticut Democrats that an increasing number of Americans are unhappy with Mr. Bush's policies.
"There is an unease," she told the party faithful gathered at the Democrats' annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in Southington. "People know better than what they hear and what they see."
Mrs. Clinton accused Mr. Bush of squandering the surpluses that accumulated during the administration of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
"In just two years, the country again faces hefty budget deficits," she said. "We are, unfortunately, reaping the bad consequences of a wrong economic policy. They have the most wrongheaded economic policies that we've seen since Herbert Hoover."
She received a standing ovation when she angrily said it was unfair for critics of Mr. Bush's policies to be accused of being unpatriotic, the Associated Press reports.
"We are Americans," she said. "We have the right to participate and debate any administration."
More quotes from NewMax:
"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic," a shrill-sounding Clinton shouted during her address to Connecticut's Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner.
"We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration," she shrieked. (they're not embellishing)
Keep up the howler monkey routine hillary, you only make President Bush look better and better.
I wonder what the real story is with this murder-suicide.
DAVIE, Fla. -- A prominent Democratic fund raiser and his business partner were found shot to death Tuesday in a banquet hall they owned, police said.
Jerome Berlin and his business partner, Michael Pecora, were found dead in a locked office on the second floor of the Signature Grand banquet hall in Davie, police said. Police believe the deaths were a murder-suicide.
Dating back to 1997, Berlin aided such well-known Democratic senators as Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Bill Nelson of Florida, according to Federal Election Commission fund-raising records.
He was acquitted in 1991 of federal charges that he and another lawyer conspired to defraud a securities investment firm in 1985. Full story
Hmmmm...very interesting. Good morning, all. Can't believe it's the last day of April!
Can't believe it's the last day of April!
It is zipping by. About the third week of this month I heard that day was the last 'we' all worked to pay income tax, usually in the middle of May. This was due to tax cuts.
Another dispute is brewing over Florida's infamous "butterfly" ballots and hanging chad - whether more than 6-million votes cast in the nation's most disputed presidential contest should be destroyed or preserved for their historical significance.
The ballot debacle delayed the 2000 election's outcome for 36 days and sparked a bitter fight between Republicans and Democrats before the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a statewide recount, giving George W. Bush the White House with 537 more votes than Al Gore in Florida.
More than two years later, the state's elections supervisors say they need the storage space and want to get rid of the ballots. [snip]
The president's brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, said some of the ballots should be preserved.
"Some should be saved for historical purposes," he said. "I don't think the right thing to do would be to destroy them all." [snip]Full story
We should definitely preserve some so we can show our grandchildren just how stupid or and careless people who vote can be.
Interesting connections there. Makes you go, "hmmmmmm."
M- could you help if you get the chance? You're so very good at finding things.
Norman Mailer has answered the "why did we go to war with Iraq" question.
With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in...
There were, however, even better reasons for using our military skills, but these reasons return us to the ongoing malaise of the white American male. He had been taking a daily drubbing over the past 30 years. For better or worse, the womens movement had had its breakthrough successes and the old, easy white male ego had withered in the glare. Even the mighty consolations of rooting for your team on TV had been skewed. There was now less reward in watching sports than there used to be, a clear and declarable loss. The great white stars of yesteryear were for the most part gone, gone in football, in basketball, in boxing, and half-gone in baseball. Black genius now prevailed in all these sports (and the Hispanics were coming up fast; even the Asians were beginning to make their mark). We white men were now left with half of tennis (at least its male half), and might also point to ice-hockey, skiing, soccer, golf, (with the notable exception of the Tiger) as well as lacrosse, swimming, and the World-Wide Wrestling Federation remnants and orts of a once-great and glorious centrality. rest of long tedious tripe
Dang! Norm has found us out!
South Carolina media reported on April 29 that the state's Democratic Party chairman had received a letter from nearly 40 current and former Democratic elected officials asking that Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche be invited to the May 3 Presidential debate to be broadcast nationally by ABC-TV. At a press conference held by the representatives on April 28, Florence, S.C. City Councilman Edward Robinson released the letter, which had been sent to state chairman Richard Harpootlian on April 12. In it, the Democratic leadersroughly half from South Carolina and the other half from other states, joined by former Surgeon-General Joycelyn Elderspointed out that LaRouche now has more contributors to his Presidential campaign than any of the nine Democratic candidates invited to the debate, from which the Party is seeking to exclude him.
"It's outrageous. It's stupid" that LaRouche has not been invited, campaign spokesman Dr. Debra Freeman was quoted in a statewide AP wire. "The Democratic Party in the State of South Carolina has long been under the influence of Don Fowler," she said, adding the campaign did not plan legal action. "We will continue doing what we have been doing, and take the campaign directly to the people."
Click here to see the letter and signatories.
On FOX right now, Rumsfeld taking questions from troops.
Too bad hillary didn't bust an artery during her shriek.
Awww, nobody cares who Liz Hurley is.
April 30, 2003 -- LIZ Hurley blew up at British Airways flight attendants the other day when they wouldn't give her married boyfriend a first-class seat next to hers. Hurley and Arun Nayar were at Gatwick airport preparing to jet off to Barbados. Hurley paid almost $9,000 for a first-class seat, but Nayar used his frequent flier miles for club-class passage, London's Daily Mirror reports. Liz asked that he be upgraded. When she was refused, she yelled: "Don't you know who I am? I bloody demand that he's upgraded. Don't you know he's a millionaire? I'm always flying on British Airways, so you'd better pull your finger out." A spy told the Mirror, "She was a complete diva. It was shocking to watch." PageSix
April 30, 2003 -- THAT before she left for Cologne, Germany, Madonna's people called the Cologne Hyatt Regency and said: "She must have Kabbalah water in her room" - sending the hotel into a tizzy trying to find the "mystical" liquid . . .
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