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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 . . .
WARNING: Open at your own risk.
For some reason she has really deteriorated since her cover shot for her book.
Representing Hollywood were George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and the cast and crew of "K Street," an HBO series set to premiere this fall.
Representing Washington -- in the ninth-floor conference room of Edelman Public Relations, the K Street spin-doctors -- were image guru Mike Deaver and Democratic shouting head James Carville and his wife, Mary Matalin, Vice President Cheney's political adviser. About 20 folks in all were seated yesterday around a gleaming conference table with a plate-glass vista of downtown D.C.
"We're filming a television series about the procedure of government," Clooney told us. Director Soderbergh, Clooney's partner in Section 8, the production company for "K Street," fiddled with his hand-held digital camera. "We want to show how it really works," Clooney added. "This is not a political statement." [yeah, sure.]
....But is there an audience for, um, the procedure of government?
"I don't know," Clooney answered. "We'll find out." WP
This kind of thinking might explain the rousing success all his other movies have been. Geez, what a maroon.
Re: hillary's book cover, I've been thinking. Won't feminists be angry that hillary opted for the young air-brushed hillary instead of being proud of who she really is and the experience it took her to get all the wrinkles and jowls?
The ENQUIRER has learned that Hillary's tardiness in finishing her White House memoirs is only half the story. The real battle is over what's going to be in the book -- and what's not.
"Simon & Schuster shelled out one of the biggest advances in history for the form-er First Lady to write a down-and-dirty tell-all," a well-placed publishing source told The ENQUIRER.
"At the time, the Clinton marriage seemed to be disintegrating and Hillary told them she'd be totally candid -- because she didn't expect to be married to Bill when the book came out.
"But the Clintons are somehow keeping their marriage afloat.
"So Hillary is backing away from writing a detailed account of Bill's sexual adventures -- from Arkansas to Monica -- and of her personal feelings.
"She now plans to turn the book into a sanitized version of her life, along with tips for women on how to hold it together while not tarnishing the ideals of feminism. [bwahahahahaha!]
"Instead of finally revealing the truth about her marriage, it looks like Hillary's book will be a whitewash.
"The folks at Simon & Schuster are livid -- and they've told her so."
Hillary's book was due to be on store shelves in August. To meet that deadline, the book had to be at the printers by May.
"But Hillary's not only late with her manuscript, she has no title for it!" the source added.
"With no manuscript and no title, there can be no marketing campaign and few advance sales."
But Hillary's not the only Clinton with a book problem.
Hubby Bill inked an even more stunning deal -- for $12 million -- and he hasn't even started writing yet!
"He needs his story to be in sync with whatever Hillary says -- and since she hasn't said anything yet, he can't get very far," said another publishing insider.
"By next year, there could well be two publishers with two very big gripes against two very troublesome Clintons." National Enquirer
"Publishers aren't immune, why shouldn't we screw them like we do everyone else?", said hillary. :-)
I'VE got the REAL scoop on why Monica Lewinsky backed out of an appearance on the hot new Fox morning show, Good Day Live. Bill Clinton's former squeeze was all set to promote her new Fox show Mr. Personality, but the day before her scheduled visit, Live hosts Steve Edwards and Jillian Barberie took some biting potshots at her. Steve mused: "Why IS Monica Lewinsky so famous?" And Jillian joked: "She's famous because she SERVICED the president of the United States!" Monica, 29, happened to be watching and became outraged. She abruptly canceled her appearance, with the flimsy excuse that she couldn't be up and ready by 9 a.m. -- it was too early. The next day, outspoken Jillian blasted Monica on the air: "If you're gonna have your own show, you need to get up and promote it! I plugged your handbag line -- the least you could do is show up!" Easy, ladies. Star
I didn't find anything that explained who and or what is JJB. But dims have a dinner/fundraiser there every year.
This from 2000:
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Vice President Al Gore will be the keynote speaker next Saturday at the state Democratic party's biggest annual fund-raiser, and some supporters of Bill Bradley are upset that the former New Jersey senator was not invited. About 1,200 people are expected to attend the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey dinner at Southern Connecticut State University, said state party Chairman Ed Marcus, who is a leader of Gore's campaign in Connecticut. ''It's obvious (Marcus is) taking his candidate more seriously than his responsibility as chairman of the party,'' said Nick Paindiris, state coordinator of the Bradley campaign. Marcus said such accusations are ''nonsense'' and that he invited Gore to the dinner more than a year ago. (AP) Link
President George W. Bush (news - web sites) kisses HIV (news - web sites)-positive Princess Zulu, from Zambia, during an HIV/AIDS (news - web sites) event in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2003. Bush was highlighting his $15 billion global AIDS initiative. One in five people in Zambia are HIV positive. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Germany's wealthiest plastic surgeon and top breast implant specialist Franz Gsell (L) is seen with his wife Tatjana in this February 2001 file picture. Prosecutors have charged the young widow of Germany's wealthiest plastic surgeon with planning a brutal burglary that resulted in the death of her elderly husband -- the country's top breast implant specialist. REUTERS/Thomas Langer
Love you Maggie! And we agree, get the Labour party out of power!
Former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher receives a standing ovation at the Institute of Directors annual convention at London's Royal Albert Hall April 30, 2003. Lady Thatcher's appearance came after a 10-minute video interview with her was shown to the 2,000 delegates in which she expressed concern for the future of Britain under the policies of the Labour Government. REUTERS/Hugo Philpott
Trendy? How about down right wacked in the head?
Trendy Indians in Gujarat are turning to the sting of a scorpion to get their kicks(AFP/File)
When I first saw the smaller pic I thought he had both index fingers stuck up his nose!
Weird! It's probably some secret socialist society.
BWB, I'll see what I can find on the now-dead FOBs. I've been covering a local trial all morning (interesting case - a man nearly decapitated by a construction crane counterweight) - so I'm just now beginning my usual daytime activities.
Here's a more recent pic. Now tell me (putting politics aside) which mug would you rather stare at for four more years (if kerry wins nomination)?
Or this one:
Thank you HLL for saving all those wonderful pics of GWB. God bless you.
I hate when that happens! Is this man still alive?
Thanks for your help on the FOB. Finding out what his involvement was with hillary will be interesting. But it'd be great to find something juicy on Bill Nelson (idiot senator from FL), oh how I'd like to see him thrown out of the senate.
That's interesting. If they were partners, how did Berlin have the authority to "fire" his partner's wife from the business they jointly owned and operated? Maybe this isn't another of the x42-related "suicide by shotgun to the back of the head, twice"-type of incidents, after all! Do you have to be emotionally unstable to be a Dem supporter? Anyway, here are some of the late Mr. Berlin's diverse and mostly crooked beneficiaries, according to the FEC:
DORGAN, BYRON L VIA FRIENDS OF BYRON DORGAN 03/13/1998 1000.00
HILL, BARON P. VIA FRIENDS FOR BARON HILL 06/29/1998 1000.00
NELSON, BILL VIA BILL NELSON FOR U S SENATE 01/25/2000 1000.00
CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM VIA HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR US SENATE COMMITTEE INC 07/19/2000 1000.00
LEVIN, CARL VIA FRIENDS OF SENATOR CARL LEVIN 04/27/2001 1000.00
LEVIN, SANDER VIA LEVIN FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE 10/27/1998 500.00
STRICKLAND, THOMAS LEE VIA STRICKLAND FOR COLORADO INC 07/10/2002 1000.00
JOHNSON, TIM VIA TIM JOHNSON FOR SOUTH DAKOTA INC 10/15/2002 1000.00
REID, HARRY VIA FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID 06/13/1997 1000.00
LAUTENBERG, FRANK R VIA LAUTENBERG FOR SENATE 10/11/2002 1000.00
SCHWEITZER, BRIAN DAVID VIA SCHWEITZER FOR US SENATE 09/18/2000 1000.00
TORRICELLI, ROBERT G VIA TORRICELLI FOR U S SENATE INC 03/14/2002 1000.00
LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I VIA FRIENDS OF JOE LIEBERMAN 05/17/2000 1000.00
DASCHLE, THOMAS A VIA A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING TOM DASCHLE INC 06/09/1997 1000.00
BOXER, BARBARA VIA FRIENDS OF BARBARA BOXER 02/20/1997 977.00
BLOOM, ELAINE VIA ELAINE BLOOM FOR CONGRESS 03/01/2000 1000.00
LANDRIEU, MARY L VIA FRIENDS OF MARY LANDRIEU INC 06/11/2001 1000.00
BERKLEY, SHELLEY VIA BERKLEY FOR CONGRESS 06/11/1998 1000.00
HASTINGS, ALCEE L VIA HASTINGS FOR CONGRESS 06/15/1998 500.00
LICHT, RICHARD A VIA LICHT 2000 COMMITTEE 03/27/2000 1000.00
NELSON, BILL VIA BILL NELSON FOR U S SENATE 12/08/1999 1000.00
BAYH, EVAN VIA EVAN BAYH COMMITTEE 11/18/1997 1000.00
CARPER, THOMAS R VIA CARPER FOR SENATE 10/03/2000 1000.00
GILMAN, BENJAMIN A CONGRESSMAN VIA CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR GILMAN FOR CONGRESS 06/09/1999 250.00
GRAHAM, BOB VIA FRIENDS OF BOB GRAHAM COMMITTEE 06/02/1998 1000.00
BAUCUS, MAX S VIA FRIENDS OF MAX BAUCUS 07/19/2001 1000.00
BRAUN, CAROL MOSELEY VIA CAROL MOSELEY-BRAUN FOR US SENATE 1998 INC 04/18/1997 1000.00
PRITZKER, JAY ROBERT VIA PRITZKER FOR CONGRESS 06/23/1997 1000.00
SIGNATURE GARDENS BRAUN, CAROL MOSELEY VIA CAROL MOSELEY-BRAUN FOR US SENATE 1998 INC 04/18/1997 1000.00
KIRK, RONALD VIA RON KIRK FOR U S SENATE 10/10/2002 1000.00
RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY COMMUNITY PAC 10/20/2002 1000.00
BERKLEY, SHELLEY VIA BERKLEY FOR CONGRESS 05/26/2001 500.00
WEILAND, RICHARD PAUL VIA PEOPLE FOR RICK WEILAND 06/25/2001 1000.00
DEUTSCH, PETER R VIA PETER DEUTSCH FOR CONGRESS 04/22/1997 1000.00
GORE, AL VIA GORE 2000 INC 12/14/1999 1000.00
In an interesting sidelight, Solomont confirmed the observation of a former finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Florida attorney Jerry Berlin, that Kerry was attracting significant contributions from Republicans. Berlin told the Forward that "a lot of the money John is getting" comes from "dear friends" of the late Republican Senator John Heinz, whose widow, Teresa, is married to Kerry. "Some are doing it because Teresa asked, some because they are at the liberal end of the Republican spectrum," Berlin said. source
You're so much better at searching than me. I didn't find anything close to what you found.
She didn't SAY any of this, she SCREAMED it! I can't listen to more than 3 seconds of that harridan.
Do you remember the thread about Janeane Garofolo being interviewed by Brian Kilmeade? There was an audio link, and before I knew who it was, I thought it was Hillary. They sound JUST alike!! No wonder I never liked to listen to Garofolo!
Should be easy to do since they are NEVER together!
Janeane and Shrillary both have those lovely flat, monotone, droning voices (um, you know, um).
I know I'm not seeing things, but this is too much! Former NOW President Is YWCA's New CEO
And I've also been accused of being catty for talking about her appearance. For me, it is the whole package. Her appearance (bad at times with unkempt hair and no makeup) contrasts with her appearance for the masses on books, TV, etc. For me, everything about Hillary! and Bill are lies, including their appearance.