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  • Upheaval on Los Angeles Times Editorial Pages - (Michael Kinsley doesn't get it & never will!)

    06/13/2005 8:09:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,055+ views
    Michael Kinsley shook up the editorial staff of The Los Angeles Times recently, transferring four of his eleven writers, letting one go, and outsourcing some editorials to freelancers. "Michael Kinsley is not unaccustomed to controversy as an editor." But many on the newspaper's staff knew what was coming because Mr. Kinsley, who was hired to oversee the newspaper's editorial and opinion pages last spring, accidentally left a Power Point document describing his plans on a Xerox machine in their office in early May. He said he had intended to share his ideas at a company management retreat. "We had a...
  • Felt Had Personal Motivation Then and Now, Reports Suggest - ("deep throat")

    06/01/2005 5:16:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 845+ views
    In its extensive coverage of "Deep Throat's" identity, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that former Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt has been conflicted all along -- about his major, anonymous and possibly criminal role in leaking confidential details of the Watergate scandal to the Washington Post in the early 1970s. As the Post put it on Wednesday, Felt wondered if he was a "hero for helping the truth come out" -- or a "turncoat who betrayed his government, his president, and the FBI he revered." The Washington Post reported that Felt "may have had a personal motivation" in leaking...
  • WA: Elections Director Claims Vote Mistakes ("Innocent" mistakes)

    05/31/2005 4:27:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,406+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    WENATCHEE, Wash. - The state elections director testified Tuesday that he believes the problems in Washington's incredibly close 2004 gubernatorial election were innocent mistakes. "I saw inadvertent mistakes and errors of human beings who were working their hearts out," said Nick Handy, who was appointed to the post. He said he disagrees with his boss, Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican, who has called the problems in heavily Democratic King County "appalling." Handy testified as a trial to determine whether the results of the election should be thrown out entered its second week. Democrats are trying to defend the...
  • A man who has mattered - (superb George Will piece, praising Paul Wolfowitz)

    05/12/2005 7:48:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 423+ views
    ``I can't tell you,'' Paul Wolfowitz says with justifiable asperity, ``how much I resent being called a Wilsonian.'' As he retires as deputy secretary of defense and becomes head of the World Bank, the man most responsible for the doctrinal justification of the Iraq War, and who has been characterized as representing Woodrow Wilson's utopian, rather than the realist, strain in American foreign policy, begs to differ. The question, he says, is who has been realistic for almost four decades. The sprouting of freedom through the fissures in the concrete of dictatorships began, he recalls, in Greece, Spain and Portugal...
  • 'Kingdom of Heaven' – Truth in Limbo - (tour de force review!)

    05/09/2005 4:47:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,765+ views
    These days it seems that whenever Hollywood meets history, history gets the squeeze. Last year "King Arthur," "Troy" and "Alexander" were put through the revisionist wringer. Today it's the factually challenged movie "Kingdom of Heaven" whose historical content appears to have been schmushed. "Kingdom of Heaven"'s director Ridley Scott recently took a cue from Cecil B. DeMille and chose the Crusades as the subject of his latest epic. This is the same fellow who brought us "Gladiator" and "Blade Runner," which makes me wonder: How did a talented filmmaker like Scott get stuck with an incoherent script like this? It's...
  • Steven Spielberg and the summer movie factory

    05/01/2005 9:19:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies · 465+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 05/01/2005 | Christopher Borelli
    Hollywood and its CEOs, itchy publicists, lawyers, and multinational corporations would appreciate if you could forget that it snowed last weekend, please. Merci beauCruise. The summer films are here, as unnaturally early as a late April blizzard, and the season launches Friday with Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, a $110 million-plus epic about one of the bloodiest eras in the history of man - those nutty Crusades. Yippee. Break out the SPF 15. But first things first. Summer Movie Fallacy No. 1: When I originally heard Jane Fonda was making a summer comedy with Jennifer Lopez called Monster-In-Law (opening May...
  • Ways to Avoid Becoming “Scapegoat In Chief” - (Director of Nat'l Intel, John Negroponte's task)

    04/30/2005 4:37:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 210+ views
    You have to feel sorry for John Negroponte. As the new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Negroponte will coordinate the activities of 15 different intelligence agencies. But he begins his job in an almost impossible position: He’s responsible for all American intelligence activity in the world, but doesn’t have a clear idea of how much power he actually has. Rumor has it that several candidates turned down the job because of its inherent weaknesses. A few observers are so skeptical that they have privately renamed the DNI the “scapegoat in chief.” They think he’ll inevitably take the blame for the...
  • CA: Senate committee approves Schwarzenegger's workers' comp director

    04/27/2005 8:01:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 194+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/27/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rebuffing pleas from groups representing injured workers, a Senate committee Wednesday approved Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice to head the Division of Workers' Compensation. The Rules Committee voted 3-2 to confirm the Republican governor's nomination of Andrea Hoch as the division's director despite testimony that regulations she drafted had hurt injured workers and didn't follow sweeping changes lawmakers made in workers' comp law last year. "Every single regulation that comes out is ... interpreted in the worst possible way for injured workers and the best way for employers," said David Schwartz, president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association,...
  • CA: Former state resources director, PUC member dies of cancer at 74 (Claire Dedrick,VP-Sierra Club)

    04/09/2005 12:20:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/9/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Claire Dedrick, a former Sierra Club vice president who held several state government posts, has died of cancer at age 74. Dedrick, a blunt-talking environmentalist, was picked by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 1975 to be his resources secretary. She also served on the Air Resources Board and as executive officer of the State Lands Commission. Dedrick, who died Friday, was the first woman to serve on the state Public Utilities Commission. "She was an extraordinary person with a razor-sharp mind and compassion to go with it, which is an unusual combination," said Adriana Gianturco, former director of...
  • In the Fight Against Terrorism, Some Rights Must Be Repealed - (Hunh? Disarm us to fight terror?)

    03/08/2005 8:05:19 PM PST · by freeholland · 149 replies · 2,785+ views
    The newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss, believes that terrorists may bring urban warfare techniques learned in Iraq to our homeland. If he is right, we could have a whole new war on our hands. The prospect is indeed scary. The idea of terrorist cells operating clandestinely in the United States, quietly amassing handguns and assault rifles, and planning suicide shooting rampages in our malls, is right out of Tom Clancy’s most recent novel. If not for the fact that the 9/11 attacks were also foreshadowed in a Clancy novel, I would have given the idea no further thought. However,...
  • CA: Perata delays panel hearing (for workers'comp director position) (PeRATaGate)

    02/19/2005 8:31:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 265+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/19/05 | Gilbert Chan
    Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata on Friday postponed a confirmation hearing for a state official tapped by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to carry out the overhaul of the California workers' compensation system. Influential labor and legal organizations are pressuring Democratic lawmakers to oust Andrea Hoch, the administrative director of the Division of Workers' Compensation. Her critics, including Perata and other Democratic legislators, assert that new formulas she crafted to determine permanent disability benefits would cut payments by up to 70 percent and reduce medical care for severely injured workers. Hoch declined comment Friday. A Schwarzenegger spokesman indicated the governor will...
  • CA: Governor's workers' comp director faces growing opposition

    02/18/2005 3:20:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/18/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's appointees is facing a tough confirmation fight because of regulations that opponents say go beyond the sweeping changes lawmakers adopted last year in the state's workers' compensation system. The Republican governor's nomination of Andrea Hoch as director of the Division of Workers' Compensation has drawn strong opposition from labor unions and groups that represent injured workers and workers' attorneys. And a lobbyist for one of Hoch's biggest supporters, the California Chamber of Commerce, says the appointment may be in trouble. "It's in question right now," said Charles Bacchi. "It's hanging in the...
  • Negroponte Draws Criticism South of Border

    02/17/2005 5:23:53 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 15 replies · 503+ views
    AP ^ | 02.17.05 | LISA J. ADAMS
    MEXICO CITY - Central American politicians and human rights activists issued stinging criticism Thursday of John Negroponte, nominated to become America's first intelligence director, citing the career diplomat's active backing for the Contra rebels and support for a government involved in human rights abuses. John Negroponte, now U.S. ambassador to Iraq (news - web sites), served as ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985, a time of intense conflict in Central America in which the United States played a central role. The Reagan administration feared that leftist rebels were leading Central American countries toward totalitarian regimes. Negroponte assisted the U.S.-backed...
  • Northwestern's Resident Terrorist - (Weathermen member, Professor Bernardine Dohrn)

    02/16/2005 12:16:36 PM PST · by freeholland · 16 replies · 991+ views
    Although the controversy over University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill’s pro-terrorist ravings has captured national headlines recently, the flirtation between America’s institutions of higher learning and radical, left-wing activism is hardly a new phenomenon. U.S. colleges and universities are rife with Marxist holdouts like Churchill and other relics from the Sixties. And while many, like Churchill, have openly supported America’s terrorist enemies, a dubious few have actually held prominent positions in terrorist groups. One of the most notable examples of this disturbing phenomenon is Bernardine Dohrn, an Associate Professor and the Director of the Children and Family Justice Clinic at...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam (for his political views)

    11/02/2004 3:50:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 50 replies · 1,079+ views
    Expatica ^ | November 02 2004
    AMSTERDAM — Film director Theo van Gogh was shot and killed in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning, his production company said. Theo van GoghBy midday, police had confirmed the film director's death, but earlier reporters at the scene say Van Gogh was shot and stabbed at the front door of the city council office on the Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam around 9am. He managed to get to the other side of the street where he was again shot and stabbed. He died at the scene, Planet News reported. Reporters at the scene said his body was covered by a white sheet. The police said...
  • Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Murdered

    11/02/2004 3:58:34 AM PST · by Max Combined · 67 replies · 1,540+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov 02, 2004 | na
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch filmmaker who had criticized the treatment of women under Islam in a movie and in newspaper columns was shot dead Tuesday outside a city government office in Amsterdam, police said Police spokeswoman Elly Florax confirmed media reports the victim was filmmaker Theo van Gogh and that a suspect had been arrested after a shootout in a local park. The suspect, who was not identified, and a police officer were injured, she said. No motive was given for the attack. Van Gogh had made headlines recently with a film critical of some elements of Islamic culture....
  • Vaccines, lottery-style in New Jersey (Health director - "most fair and equitable way")

    10/19/2004 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 391+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | 10/19/04
    Vaccines, lottery-style in New Jersey 10/19/2004 9:45 AM By: Capital News 9 web staff You won't win any money in this lottery, but you might be healthier this winter. Officials in Bloomfield, New Jersey, plan to register people for a lottery to determine who gets the town's 300 doses of flu vaccine. Flu shots in Bloomfield already were reserved only for senior citizens and other high-risk groups. Then, the community learned it would be receiving less than half the 1,000 doses it ordered. The health director said a lottery is the "most fair and equitable way" to distribute the available...
  • California's finance director resigns after 11 months (Donna Arduin)

    10/14/2004 10:57:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/14/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's finance director, a strong conservative voice in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, has resigned after 11 months on the job. Donna Arduin could leave as soon as Friday, according to the governor's office. The cabinet position will be temporarily filled by Arduin's deputy, Michael Genest, until the government finds a replacement, officials said Wednesday. Schwarzenegger has called Arduin his resident "genius" and praised her "machine"-like work habits, Arduin, 41, who left her imprint on the governor's initial budget, is the first major political appointee to leave the administration, and her departure could show a shift in...
  • A Few Moments with the Board

    10/06/2004 11:30:55 AM PDT · by ThanksForListening · 4 replies · 537+ views
    10/6/2004 | ThanksForListening
    As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I asked the Applicant to come into the Conference Room. After the introductions, I said, "Tell us why you should become our next CEO." "I can do better," the Applicant quickly responded. It was easy to believe him as he spoke. He was handsome, polished, articulate, and seemed intelligent. He would look great on television representing our company. "Tell us about your accomplishments," another Director inquired. "I was an Officer during Vietnam. Some might even say I was a hero. I received three Purple Hearts and two medals." "Congratulations," several of us said...