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  • Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)

    06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Larry McShane | NY Daily News
    Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didn’t chase ambulances — just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash. Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal “retainers” to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said. The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month. Kulcsar, who once represented 1993...
  • CHICAGOLAND: FIRST LADY CAMPAIGNED INSIDE POLLING PLACE? (Drudge Report)

    10/14/2010 2:01:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 199 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/13/2010 | Matt Drudge
  • Judicial Watchdog Wants Elena Kagan Disbarred Over Abortion Distortions

    07/28/2010 8:52:40 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Judicial Watchdog Wants Elena Kagan Disbarred Over Abortion Distortions Washington, DC -- Larry Klayman, the judicial watchdog who is the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch USA, says he is filing papers to have Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan disbarred. He says he wants to see that happen because he believes Kagan misled the Senate Judiciary Committee during her hearings. http://LifeNews.com/nat6584.html
  • Why the President Is Simply Wrong on Civil Rights

    07/10/2010 4:16:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Root ^ | July 10, 2010 at 6:00 AM | Lenny McAllister
    How can a former constitutional law professor, an attorney general and an iconic organization get it so wrong on civil rights? When you look at it, it is hard to tell if the White House, the Department of Justice and the NAACP are merely a collective sign of the times or the reasons why the times are sadly changing. Over the course of the past week, all three iconic institutions have corrupted the legacy of civil rights activism in America, using their efforts to support legal initiatives that pervert the legacy of black civil rights leaders with self-serving and misguided...
  • Jack Thompson Disbarred (AKA "JackPeace" "BatJack")

    09/27/2008 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Cripplehawk · 38 replies · 1,134+ views
    Game politics ^ | 09/25/08 | Game politics
    In a four-page written order (download here), the Florida Supreme Court today affirmed a referee's recommendation to permanently disbar controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson. The action, which takes effect in 30 days, means that Thompson will no longer be licensed to practice law and may not apply for reinstatement. Ever. In citing a litany of offenses, the Court noted Thompson's extensive pattern of misconduct and cited a "complete lack of remorse." The Court also quoted extensively from the June, 2008 report of Judge Dava Tunis, who served as referee at Thompson's November, 2007 trial on charges brought by the Florida...
  • Bernard Goldberg: Duke Case Fit "Liberal Template"

    06/17/2007 10:11:50 AM PDT · by TheDoctorNoh · 35 replies · 1,607+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 16, 2007 | FoxNews
    Fox News interview with Bernie, who rightfully condemns the liberal media, the "Duke 88", feminists and Nifong for basically all conspiring to put the Duke lacrosse players behind bars. His point: this case went as far as it did because it was a perfect template -- rich white boys raping a poor black girl, from the South, no less. An open-and-closed case, if there ever was one, in the liberal mindset.
  • Live Thread - Reid Seligmann's testimony in Duke/Nifong Case [Mike Nifong Resigns on the stand]

    06/15/2007 6:52:12 AM PDT · by Brytani · 1,106 replies · 22,204+ views
    Live Thread - Fox News | 06-15-07 | Brytani
    I didn't see anything posted on this live testimony. Who's watching it and what are your thoughts?
  • Local lawyer disbarred for kid-sex online chats (ACLU type's honesty, trustworthiness questioned)

    04/16/2007 3:41:19 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 1,683+ views
    JOURNAL ^ | Monday, April 16, 2007 | MICHAELANGELO CONTE, JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
    .....Chatting online about sex with someone he believed was a 12-year-old boy has earned a Jersey City lawyer permanent disbarment in New Jersey.....Steven C. Cunningham's guilty plea to one count of attempted endangerment of the welfare of a child, an act that "reflects adversely on his honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer," according to the NJ Office of Attorney Ethics. On three separate occasions between September and October 2004, Cunningham chatted online via his home computer with a person he believed to be a 12-year-old boy....In reality, it was an undercover investigator.....Cunningham "described, in lurid detail, certain sexual acts...
  • Clinton Says Republicans `Rediscover' bin Laden Before Election

    09/23/2006 4:22:21 PM PDT · by jdm · 155 replies · 4,002+ views
    Bloomberg | Sept 23, 2006 | Kristin Jensen and Michael Forsythe
    Bloomberg cannot be posted to FR, so here is a link to the story:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aBZvrM76tIlk&refer=worldwide_news
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions

    09/07/2006 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,344 replies · 30,688+ views
    americablog.blogspot.com ^ | September 07, 2006 | John in DC
    Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctionsby John in DC - 9/07/2006 06:02:00 PM This letter was sent today by the entire Democratic leadership of the US Senate. This letter is such a major shot across the bow of Disney, it's not even funny. It is FILLED with veiled threats, both legal and legislative, against Disney. US Senators don't make threats like this, especially the entire Democratic leadership en masse, unless they mean it. Disney is in serious trouble. Read it, then read my analysis of it below:September 7, 2006 Mr. Robert A. Iger President and...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • History Texts Take Up Clinton Impeachment

    12/27/2005 5:15:15 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies · 842+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The impeachment of former President Clinton is in a gray area of history, too long ago to be a current event, too recent to be judged in perspective. Yet history is already judging Clinton in the place where millions of students get their information about him - textbooks. Seven years after he was impeached in a scandal of sex, perjury and bitter politics, Clinton has become a fixture in major high school texts. The impeachment is portrayed in the context of his two-term tenure, a milestone event, but not one that overshadows how Clinton handled the economy,...
  • $100K to Sit with Bill and Hillary Clinton

    11/10/2005 5:32:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 62 replies · 1,225+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/10/05 | NewsMax
    Israel's Yitzhak Rabin Center is charging $100,000 a pop for supporters who want to bask in the aura of former and possibly future first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton, who will be attending the center's opening next week. A fundraising letter obtained by the New York Post asks for donations to the center - saying seating will be determined "according to the size of the contribution." "Priority, of course, will be given to the highest contributions," the letter adds. The Clintons will seated at a 10-person table with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who apparently won't be charged for the...
  • Clinton Says Democrats Can't Be Afraid to Take on Tough Issues

    10/29/2005 8:27:15 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 50 replies · 1,121+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | Oct 29, 2005 | Liz Austin
    AUSTIN (AP) - Democrats can't be afraid to talk about hot-button issues, including abortion, and should fight back against personal attacks from conservatives if they want to regain power in Washington, former President Bill Clinton said Saturday. "You can't say 'Please don't be mean to me. Please let me win sometimes.' Give me a break here," Clinton said. "If you don't want to fight for the future and you can't figure out how to beat these people then find something else to do." Clinton, whose 2004 memoir "My Life" was a best seller, drew roaring applause during his speech from...
  • Bill Clinton For Chief Justice of SCOTUS

    09/04/2005 7:53:24 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 237 replies · 4,996+ views
    vanity | 4 September 2005 | Vanity
    One of the unfortunate diseases of the body politic has been the increasing politicalization of the US Supreme Court. This was not caused by conservatives; however, perhaps it should be solved by a conservative President. One outstanding chance is now upon us. Most likely, President Bush will take the safe road and go through the political gauntlet and appoint a known conservative judge. What we really need is a break in the partisanship of the appointment process. Nominating former President Clinton would give everyone pause and begin a process where politicians (mostly, but not exclusively Democrats) can cease making efforts...
  • Caption This (warning: not for the timid)

    02/28/2005 8:43:44 AM PST · by Alouette · 37 replies · 3,106+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 28, 2005
    Mon Feb 28, 3:40 AM ET In this handout picture from the Presidential Office, former US President Bill Clinton (L) receives a gift of a saxophone from Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian prior to a dinner engagement in Taipei(AFP/HO)
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 64 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • O'Reilly claimed Clinton library gives Senator Clinton "access to money"

    11/19/2004 11:42:33 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 25 replies · 2,013+ views
    Media Matters ^ | November 19, 2004 | G.W.
    FOX News Channel host Bill O'Reilly claimed that former President Bill Clinton's newly opened presidential library gives Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) "access to money because Bill Clinton's got a checkbook that he can write anything off against that library he wants." O'Reilly predicted Bill Clinton would use library staff and funds to further his wife's alleged presidential ambitions. In fact, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a federal agency, took over the Clinton Presidential Center, including its management and funding, on the day the library opened. NARA administers all ten presidential libraries. On the November 18 edition of...
  • Former US president Bill Clinton wins another Grammy nod (He didn't have sax...)

    12/07/2004 4:48:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies · 2,106+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/04
    Former US president Bill Clinton wins another Grammy nod 2 hours, 9 minutes ago LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton, movie star Steve Martin, actor John Lithgow and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres won places alongside the world's top musicians as Grammy Award nominees. An unlikely nominee, Clinton won his second consecutive nod for music's top awards in the best spoken word album category for the recording of his best-selling autobiography "My Life." Earlier this year, the former leader of the free world won a golden gramophone statuette for lending his voice to the spoken word recording of Russian...
  • Bill Clinton has a new job: He's a Crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times

    12/04/2004 9:39:10 AM PST · by ken5050 · 42 replies · 3,722+ views
    New York Times Magagine | De 5, 2004 | one man's opinion
    Who knew?..The former president of the US has a new gig. He's a crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times. The Sunday puzzle of the NY Times has legions of fans, including myself. So, imagine my surprise, when I open the magazine this morning, to find the following....
  • Michelle Malkin: CLINTONS REWRITING HISTORY...AGAIN

    11/30/2004 2:24:07 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies · 3,083+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | November 30, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    CLINTONS REWRITING HISTORY...AGAIN By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 30, 2004 04:24 PM  City attempts white out during Clinton festivities From the AP: LITTLE ROCK - Seeking to distance itself from a checkered racial past, Little Rock erased "Confederate Blvd." from interstate highway signs just weeks before dignitaries arrived for the opening of Bill Clinton's presidential library. The Confederate Boulevard signs had been the first landmarks many saw after landing at the city's airport. And while the boulevard still runs north from Interstate 440, signs for Exit 1 now tout a southbound stretch of the same road named "Springer Blvd.,"...
  • Ireland's my favourite place, says Bill Clinton

    11/29/2004 4:12:14 PM PST · by NCjim · 77 replies · 1,991+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | November 29, 2004 | Sean O'Driscoll
    Former US President Bill Clinton has said that he would rather live in Ireland than any other country in the world outside of the US. His comments are likely to start renewed speculation that he is to buy a house in Ireland. He made his comments on ABC television during a questionnaire interview with journalist Peter Jennings for a feature on the new Clinton library. There was been ongoing speculation that President Clinton is considering buying a summer house on either side of the Irish border. A rumour two years ago that he was to buy an apartment at the...
  • Bill Clinton wasn't perfect, but he was exceptional

    11/29/2004 5:40:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 66 replies · 2,903+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Nov 29, 2004 | Abe Schestopol
    It's surprising that four years after President Clinton left office, the Tallahassee Democrat would devote a full, half-page of its precious editorial space to a hate-Clinton column. The paper didn't give the assignment to Bubba Berlow or to Bubba Cotterrell. It gave the assignment to a carpetbagger from the New York Daily News, Michael Goodwin. Goodwin thinks he is being cute, catering to us Tallahassee hayseeds by calling ex-President Clinton "Bubba." The occasion that gives rise to the column is recent dedication of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, our sister capital in the Arkansas,...
  • Essayists analyze Clinton's presidency

    11/29/2004 5:51:44 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 23 replies · 1,090+ views
    Nola ^ | Nov 29, 2004
    The University of Arkansas Press has published the first scholarly assessment of Bill Clinton's presidency, titled "The Clinton Riddle." The compilation of essays by 11 of the nation's top political scientists and historians concludes that Clinton was "a pragmatic and defensive player" who was at his best when under attack. At the same time, it says 100 years from now, people still will be trying to figure out the lessons of the Clinton era. The book promises to be more even-handed than the presidential library and museum in Little Rock, which presents some of the controversies of Clinton's presidency squarely...
  • Anything goes nowadays

    11/28/2004 6:37:35 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 1,087+ views
    Sun Times ^ | November 28, 2004 | WILLIAM O'ROURKE
    It rained on Bill Clinton's parade -- and on a host of gathered Democratic luminaries -- in Little Rock earlier this month. The opening of Clinton's new presidential library, a disconnected bridge to the 21st century, was a largely sodden show. A military man gamely held an umbrella above the former president's already wet head, and the singer Bono's sunglasses were doing double duty as water shields. A day later, a photo preserved the sight of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton jammed together in a doorway, each intending to go first (Clinton won). It brought to mind the shadow-boxing...
  • The Clintons' win-loss record

    11/27/2004 11:50:10 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 39 replies · 3,402+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 28, 2004 | House Editorial
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com The Clintons' win-loss recordPublished November 28, 2004 Two weeks after yet another Democratic debacle at the polls, a crowd estimated at 30,000 celebratory partisans joined Bill and Hillary Clinton in a literal and metaphorical rainstorm to commemorate his two-term presidency at a ceremony dedicating the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. With Bill reportedly still weak and tired from his recent heart-bypass surgery, Hillary handled many of the non-stop media interviews, including a lengthy prime-time appearance on the Fox News Channel the night before the dedication.     How appropriate. Having been clobbered in the Nov. 2...
  • Clinton Library Packs Them In With Free Admission

    11/27/2004 6:11:57 PM PST · by RtWngr · 69 replies · 1,684+ views
    KSBW Channel ^ | 11-27-04 | KSBW Channel
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Free admission is bringing thousands of visitors to the new Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. Skip Rutherford, the president of the foundation that built the library, said more than 9,000 people showed up Friday -- far exceeding the 3,000 that had been expected. Rutherford said lines were steady despite an Arkansas Razorbacks football game. He said the crowd included many locals, as well as people from all over the world. The presidential library is waiving its normal $7 entry fee over the holiday weekend. The $165 million glass-and-steel building, home to artifacts and documents gathered...
  • Bill Clinton Opens a Liar's Library

    11/27/2004 4:44:05 PM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 20 replies · 1,408+ views
    The American-Partisan ^ | November 23, 2004 | Robert Yoho
    The same week he opened his presidential library, former President Bill Clinton sat down for an oft-contentious interview with ABC News anchor Peter Jennings. During the interview, Clinton reminded us of the lies, arrogance, and utter contempt for our nation's highest office that he routinely exhibited during his administration. When Jennings discussed the rankings of presidential historians who rated him beneath Richard Nixon in moral authority, Clinton went ballistic. "And still, [there's] not any example of where I ever disgraced this country publicly. I made a terrible public-personal mistake, but I paid for it, many times over," Clinton said. "And...
  • Clinton Legacy Poll: It's All About Sex

    11/27/2004 4:21:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 3,888+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/04 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    "It's only about sex." That was the mantra of the Democrats and their big-media stooges during the Clinton impeachment trial. "Yes, he lied under oath, but it was all about sex," they intoned. Now, in an ironic twist, a new poll reveals that most people think the Clinton years were indeed all about sex. Fifty-three percent of those responding to the Polling Company survey said that the Lewinsky affair is what they will remember most about the Clinton years. Only 11 percent will remember Clinton as a good president. While his impeachment is conspicuous by its near absence in the...
  • BILL CLINTON'S SICKENING WHITEWASH OF HISTORY

    11/26/2004 6:29:11 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 1,855+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2004
    Like Andrea Peyser, I have had just about enough of Bill Clinton's self-congratulatory banter ("Clinton Lie-brary," Nov. 22). He came in on the wings of an economic upswing that he had nothing to do with, and he went out on its decline. He degraded his office, refused to take responsibility for any of his actions and sought no real recourse against the three terrorist attacks that took place on his watch. Enough already. Patrick Bartholomew Astoria ***** Clinton spins history like a top, and Hillary enables him. When push came to shove with the Islamic terrorists in 1993, 1996, 1998...
  • BILL CLINTON'S SICKENING WHITEWASH OF HISTORY

    11/26/2004 3:11:12 AM PST · by Liz · 34 replies · 2,492+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/26/04 | LETTERS
    Like Andrea Peyser, I have had just about enough of Bill Clinton's self-congratulatory banter ("Clinton Lie-brary," Nov. 22). He came in on the wings of an economic upswing that he had nothing to do with, and he went out on its decline. He degraded his office, refused to take responsibility for any of his actions and sought no real recourse against the three terrorist attacks that took place on his watch. Enough already. Patrick Bartholomew Astoria ***** Clinton spins history like a top, and Hillary enables him. When push came to shove with the Islamic terrorists in 1993, 1996, 1998...
  • Clinton Library Dedication Brought Deluge of Benefits

    11/26/2004 4:41:02 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 1,122+ views
    NWAnews.com ^ | 11/26/04 | Charlotte Tubbs
    The cold, rainy conditions during the dedication of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center on Nov. 18 didn’t dampen the impact of the week-long celebration, according to figures released Thursday. "I think the week exceeded expectations," said Skip Rutherford, president of the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation. "Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday were great days for Little Rock and Arkansas," Rutherford said. "Thursday, with the presidents and the first ladies coming together in a bipartisanship show of support, was a great day for America." Although predictions call for near record levels of hotel and restaurant tax revenue, figures...
  • The Stain

    11/26/2004 4:52:08 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 44 replies · 1,511+ views
    NRO ^ | 1/23/04
    When asked, "In your opinion, what will Bill Clinton be remembered for?" a majority of Americans cite some aspect of the former President's relationship with the White House intern, and a plurality mention her by name. Washington, D.C. — Despite the fact that Monica Lewinsky's name is only mentioned two times in the new Clinton Presidential Center, a majority of Americans think of her or her affair with Bill Clinton when they reflect on the most memorable events of the Clinton Administration, according to a recent national poll of 800 adults. Respondents were asked to reveal what they thought Bill...
  • Elusive building, like the man (Hillary: library in Little Rock reflects Bubba perfectly)

    11/25/2004 12:12:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,294+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 11/23/04 | John Brummett
    Elusive building, like the man Tuesday, Nov 23, 2004 By John Brummett I agree with Hillary Clinton when she says her husband's new presidential library in Little Rock reflects him perfectly. But I see it and him differently from the way she sees them. She says the structure represents Bill in that it is open, expansive and full of light. She's correct as far as that goes. But the library mirrors him in a more substantive way: What you make of it depends on your angle. From the Interstate 30 bridge over the Arkansas River the structure looks for all...
  • NYT (Yesterday's News Four Days After Tomorrow): Political Self-Celebration in a Library Guise

    11/25/2004 9:29:22 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 685+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Nov. 23 - That legendary sign "The Buck Stops Here" gets prominent display at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, along with a cautionary disclaimer that it is "unclear how long it sat" on Truman's Oval Office desk. But the sign, and its appearance here, provide a bracing contrast to the sensations inspired by the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 400 miles away in Little Rock, Ark. Some similarities might be expected. Both William Jefferson Clinton and Harry S. Truman were Democratic presidents sometimes facing hostile Republican-dominated Congresses; both were born without inheritance or distinguished lineage; both...
  • NYT: ARCHITECTURE REVIEW: An Earnest Building for a Complex President (Give up? It's Clinton!)

    11/25/2004 9:22:15 AM PST · by OESY · 27 replies · 2,556+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 19 - With its sleek horizontal form hovering at the edge of the Arkansas River, the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center has been called by promoters a "bridge to the 21st century," a trite allusion to one of the former president's favorite themes. Locals snicker that it looks like an enormous double-wide trailer. Actually, its best elements fall somewhere between those two extremes. Designed by James Polshek and Richard Olcott of the New York-based firm Polshek Partnership, the library has moments of genuine architectural power. Its sleek cantilevered form thrusts out aggressively toward the river,...
  • Still the Boss

    11/24/2004 8:55:42 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 975+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 20, 2004 | Elanor Clift
    ...“We’ve got to take the country back,” Clinton mused, “beginning right here with this little bit of blue in a sea of red.” Thousands braved a driving rain in Little Rock to celebrate the opening Thursday of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Locals think the rectangular building looks like a double-wide trailer on stilts, but architecture critics, a snobby bunch, give it rave reviews. Clinton wanted a building bathed in light and transparent, an apt metaphor for a president whose public and private life was laid bare before the public. He noted that the London Economist called the futuristic...
  • Forget about Bubba: Clinton still craves the spotlight, but he's no longer relevant

    11/24/2004 6:51:18 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 1,225+ views
    NY Daily ^ | November 24, 2004 | Michael Goodwin
    (KRT) - Our quiz today is a multiple-choice question: What does Bill Clinton want? (A) To guide Democrats out of the deep woods. (B) To help heal the nation's bitter divisions. (C) To pave the way for President Hillary. The correct answer is all of the above - and none of the above. What Bubba really wants is vindication. Everything else, including Hillary in the Oval Office, is just a means to his end game of getting back on top again. It's all about one more comeback. It ain't gonna happen. Clinton's presiding over the opening of his $165 million...
  • KATHLEEN WILLEY TO HILLARY: 'REMEMBER THE SWIFTVETS'

    11/24/2004 7:12:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 178 replies · 6,263+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/23/04
    When Hillary Clinton runs for president, she may have to face her own version of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth - in the form of her husband's accusers, the women the Clintons have been trying to erase from the national memory of Bill's presidency. Reacting to Sen. Clinton's efforts to use the opening of her husband's presidential library last week as a springboard for her campaign, star impeachment witness Kathleen Willey told NewsMax, "I have some words of advice for the former first lady. Remember the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." Willey said she was struck by the fact that...
  • Return of the Natural (Oliphant's orgasmic adoration of Bubba-Barf alert)

    11/23/2004 5:08:52 PM PST · by Jose Roberto · 27 replies · 965+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/21/04 | Thomas Oliphant
    Clinton did a masterful job putting the art of governance into a broader perspective last week at the dedication of his remarkable library in Little Rock. Typically, The Natural performed this feat while winging it, instead of trying to read a prepared speech in a driving rainstorm. In just a few minutes of oratory while the rain plastered down his hair, the former president managed to say more of consequence than any other political figure has blabbered since the latest ugly election season mercifully ended. Instead of new thinking or deep thinking, politicians have mostly been positioning themselves, thinking narrowly....
  • Lots of sax and no sex at museum to the life and times of Bill Clinton

    11/22/2004 7:53:57 PM PST · by crushelits · 10 replies · 811+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | November 18, 2004 | Roland Watson
    Somebody is conspicuous by her absence in Little Rock THE six-year-old Billy Clinton received only satisfactory marks for arithmetic, reading, spelling and writing. But High Noon was already his favourite film and, using crayons, he could produce a picture of the final shoot-out. This and much more can be learnt from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, a sparkling $165 million (£88.7 million) glass and steel container dubbed “trailer home chic”, which is to be dedicated today and officially opens tomorrow. In among its 80 million pieces of paper, 2 million photographs and 77,000 objects and artefacts,...
  • Bennett falsely claimed six times that Clinton committed a "felony," "perjury"

    11/22/2004 3:25:31 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 98 replies · 4,429+ views
    Media Matters ^ | November 22, 2004 | KB
    On November 21, William J. Bennett, conservative author and nationally syndicated radio host, falsely claimed six times that former President Bill Clinton committed "perjury" or a "felony" for lying under oath. Bennett appeared on FOX Broadcasting Company's FOX News Sunday opposite Robert B. Reich, former Clinton administration Labor secretary, to discuss Clinton's legacy three days after the November 18 opening of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. As Media Matters for America has noted, the Senate acquitted Clinton on both articles of impeachment, one of which was perjury. In order for a lie under oath to amount to...
  • WHO'S HOT & NOT! (Iconoclast)

    11/22/2004 3:22:50 PM PST · by clintonbaiter · 16 replies · 1,654+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | R. Bastiat & M. Soupcoff
    2. THE CLINTON LIBRARY It was definitely Not Hot in Little Rock, Arkansas, on that wet and chilly day in mid-November when the worshipful Friends of Bill -- the rich, the famous, the powerful, the crooked, and the self-deluded -- descended on the sleepy southern city to join other dignitaries in the garish, over-the-top dedication of the newly erected Clinton Presidential Center. With a torrential rain gushing down, it was as if the heavens themselves had opened up in a fury over the obscene celebration going on down below, casting a deliberate pall over the whole nauseating display of hubris,...
  • Jennings Praises Clinton Who Rants About ABC Helping Ken Starr

    11/22/2004 12:29:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 1,581+ views
    MRC ^ | Nov 19, 2004 | Brent Baker
    During ABC's hour-long Primetime Special Edition promotion of the opening of the Clinton Library, titled, "Bill Clinton: A Place in History," Peter Jennings trumpeted his record as "full of accomplishment" and touted how he's "hugely popular in other parts of the world." But Clinton lectured Jennings on ABC's bias against him. Jennings had told the former President how a survey of historians had ranked him highly in some areas, but that "they gave you a 41st on moral authority." That prompted Clinton to launch into a rant against Ken Starr and the historians, but he maintained that "I don't really...
  • CLINTON ACCORDING TO BILL

    11/19/2004 11:12:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 946+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/20/04
    New Yorker and ex-President Bill Clinton formally opened his presidential library this week in Arkansas. An historic occasion, the affair was decidedly bipartisan, with President Bush as well as former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter present. These library-dedication ceremonies are meant to focus on the highlights of a presidency and sidestep the areas that could be deemed controversial. For example, of the 14 exhibit areas, only one is devoted to the at-times sordid impeachment saga. And that, of course, is placed in an achingly familiar context — Clinton as victim. [snip] So the mind boggles to learn...
  • Clintonista Central ('I don't remember anything like all this live coverage when Bush 41 opened...')

    11/19/2004 12:27:18 PM PST · by Cableguy · 23 replies · 1,051+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 11/19/04 | Howard Kurtz
    If you were watching cable yesterday, you'd have thought that the capital had been moved to Little Rock. The media can't resist a gathering of presidents, and never could resist a story line involving Bill Clinton (remember his hospital-bed advice to John Kerry?). Especially when his wife (who's also making the TV rounds, including Larry King and Greta Van Susteren) may run for his old job. But I don't remember anything like all this live coverage when Bush 41 opened his library, do you? And the ex-prez got an hour with Peter Jennings on "PrimeTime" last night. (Fox seemed to...
  • Bubba Rains Supreme

    11/19/2004 8:25:29 AM PST · by katieanna · 7 replies · 645+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 19, 2004 | Vincent Morris
    November 19, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton savored warm tributes from three presidents at his library dedication yesterday, while he tipped his hat to wife Hillary — whom he called the family member with the real power. Bill Clinton, speaking outside the $165 million Little Rock, Ark., building to a rain-soaked crowd of nearly 30,000, said he was honored by the attention and hoped the Clinton Presidential Center would make Americans think about his eight years in office.
  • Shutout celebs play Bubba Library card

    11/19/2004 1:40:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 2,010+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/19/04 | Rush and Molloy
    Little Rock, Ark., may have a new $165 million presidential library. But the sleepy, grits-fed city barely has enough hotel rooms for the celebs who've come to pay homage to Bill Clinton. Early yesterday, Jordan's Queen Noor was due to check into a Comfort Inn miles from the ceremonial action. The lowly volunteer who gave up her room for the queen was planning to "knock on the door and ask her if I could have the shampoo - just so I could take a look at her." Democratic Party planners spoiled the volunteer's dream when they saw where the queen...
  • Clinton Unveils His 'Gift to the Future'

    11/18/2004 8:25:47 PM PST · by andie74 · 63 replies · 1,295+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/04 | JAMES JEFFERSON, Associated Press Writer
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Bill Clinton (news - web sites), America's first baby boomer president, opened his library Thursday with a rock 'n' roll gala that hailed the $165 million glass-and-steel museum as "a gift to the future by a man who always believed in the future." AP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Clinton Library Opening Despite a steady, bone-chilling rain, nearly 30,000 people joined a celebration that included tributes from President Bush (news - web sites), his father and former President Carter. Rock stars Bono and The Edge of the band U2 performed a three-song set before Clinton spoke to...