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  • 13-Year-Old Makes $100K Reinventing the Scooter Wheel

    09/18/2013 7:17:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2013 | Gabrielle Karol
    Nicholas Pinto may be one year away from high school, but he’s already doing big business. The 13-year-old says he’s always loved scooters, but was frustrated by how quickly the wheels would break. “As you develop your skills, like landing on the scooter harder when you’re going off of a ramp, what you want is for the parts not to break,” says Pinto, who lives with his parents and three siblings in Cranford, New Jersey. He says he was spending a lot of money replacing the wheels every few weeks. “I was saying, ‘Wow, this can’t be!’ I was trying...
  • 1956 Vintage Photos: Armoured Vespa Scooter with Cannon

    06/18/2013 7:45:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1956 | Retronaut
    “The Vespa 150 TAP is a Vespa scooter modified for use with paratroops. Introduced in 1956 and updated in 1959, it had a U.S.-made light anti-armour cannon. Roughly 800 of these scooters were deployed in the Algerian War.”
  • Handicap Scooter Bumper Car Competition At Walmart Ends In 2:30 AM Arrest Of Drunken Louisiana Guy

    12/22/2011 9:43:33 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 19, 2011
    An early morning game of drunken bumper cars--using Walmart handicap scooters--was broken up Saturday morning by Louisiana cops who arrested a 22-year-old man who copped to driving to the store while intoxicated. Officers with the West Monroe Police Department arrived at the Walmart around 2:30 AM in response to a call about a disturbance. Store management told cops that a group of intoxicated suspects were “playing ‘bumper cars’ with the handicap scooters in the store,” according to a probable cause affidavit. A police sergeant contacted Christopher Butler, who appeared “very intoxicated.” Butler, pictured at right, admitted driving his 2004 Ford...
  • looking for something showing cost per mile to own/operate scooters (50-125cc)

    11/21/2011 2:03:12 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 71 replies
    self ^ | 11-21-11 | wobbly bob
    scooter ratings...looking for something showing cost per mile to own/operate various scooters (50-125cc) IIRC, MCN (Motorcycle Consumer News) had/has something like this for cycles,but none for scooters that I could recall.
  • Man in Scooter Rams Elevator Doors & Falls Into Shaft

    01/29/2011 2:00:28 PM PST · by Freepmanchew · 54 replies
    An angry man riding a mobility scooter plunged to his death, after he rammed an elevator door. The unfortunate incident happened at a shopping center in Daejon, South Korea. The 40 year old man who's name was Lee, obviously had a problem with his anger. That anger, for what ever reason, has been his undoing. You will see the man reach the elevator just after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. Seconds after the doors closed, Mr Lee reached the elevator and actually ran into the doors because he must have anticipated that the woman would...
  • Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 7:39:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/17/2010 | Quin Hillyer
    "Could [I] have misspoken? Yes, I am male, I'm over 50. By definition, I can misspeak." - Ambassador Joe Wilson, in a July 18, 2004, interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer."Given the incredible pace and scope of my work during that [relevant] period and the subsequent passage of time, I simply did not recall the sequence of events. ... I had completely forgotten [who had suggested a key idea]. I had forgotten [who received a call from whom]. ... I had answered all the questions truthfully, and to the best of my ability. Still, a little voice in my head was...
  • Pontiac Falls From Muscle Car Glory to Graveyard

    10/29/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 101 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2010 | Nick Bunkley
    DETROIT — Pontiac, the brand that invented the muscle car under its flamboyant engineer John Z. DeLorean, helped Burt Reynolds elude Sheriff Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit” and taught baby boomers to salivate over horsepower, but produced mostly forgettable cars for their children, will endure a lonely death on Sunday after about 40 million in sales. It was 84 years old. The cause of death was in dispute. Fans said Pontiac’s wounds were self-inflicted, while General Motors blamed a terminal illness contracted during last year’s bankruptcy. Pontiac built its last car nearly a year ago, but the official end...
  • UK: Police crack down on mobility scooter mayhem: drunk & drugged pensioners 8 mph menace to society

    08/12/2010 2:46:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 12, 2010 | REBECCA CAMBER
    A police force facing savage budget cuts has announced a crackdown on the menace of the mobility scooter driver. Officers have launched a course to combat the scourge of the lawless silver-haired scooter rider as the number of accidents on the roads rise. They may not be joyriding teenagers any more, but officers say pensioners on mobility scooters can be just as dangerous with many being caught drunk or high on prescription drugs behind the wheel.   (edit)   He said: 'People can just buy a mobility scooter, sometimes off the internet or somewhere else, and literally just get...
  • CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!

    03/17/2010 2:23:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies · 751+ views
    self | MARCH 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    My legs are just flat worn out, I'm afraid, but I'm not about to get stuck watching TVI just ordered this, should be here next week. It will carry me and the camera bag all over the place. As it is now I'm stuck close to the car.It breaks down easily into 5 pieces so it will go in the back of the little Ford.
  • The Scooter Standard

    11/02/2009 4:44:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 507+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/30/2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    While the most transparent administration in history continues to stonewall Congress on its legal theories for supporting a would-be dictator in Honduras, dismissing a civil-rights case against nightstick-wielding Black Panthers, and flouting the plain language of the Constitution on the D.C. Voting Rights Bill, it’s time once again to check in on the president’s equally laughable commitment to disinfect the Justice Department, removing all traces of political taint. When it was Scooter Libby in the crosshairs, Democrats were awfully sanctimonious about the grave felony of lying to the FBI. (snip)Meet Stephanie Villafuerte. She is a former prosecutor from Denver, where...
  • McCaskill is Not a Doctor, But She Plays one in Washington (video)

    09/21/2009 10:17:28 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 31 replies · 909+ views
    FNC ^ | September 18, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Clair McCaskill thinks she's a neurologist. These people hold elected office and actually think they are entitled to tell folks what they need better than the scientists that treat them! http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/26494935/suffering-scooters.htm#q=McCaskill+Scooters So if you are a person with MS, Parkinsons, ALS and Huntingdon's disease, lets land our sorry butts in Clair's office and tell her what we think of her medical knowledge.
  • Runaway scooter carries off woman

    04/03/2009 5:40:42 PM PDT · by woofie · 27 replies · 880+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 3 April 2009
    Eileen Bishop said she was "half asleep" when the scooter charged off An 87-year-old Cornish woman was rescued by police five miles from home when her mobility scooter sped off out of control. Eileen Bishop, from Perranporth, and her husband Anthony were on their way to church when, he said, she "disappeared off the radar". Officers later found her heading along the A3075 towards Newquay. A police community support officer (PCSO) rode the scooter back and said it appeared to be working correctly. 'Full tilt' Mr Bishop said the incident began when he and his wife set off for St...
  • Monster scooter Preview: 2010 Honda DN-01

    03/13/2009 3:25:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 2,568+ views
    nationalpost ^ | Friday, March 13, 2009
    There seems to be a trend among manufacturers to design motorcycles for people who don't really like them. It's no surprise, then, that Honda, the world's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, wants in on this nontraditional crowd. This is, after all, the "you meet the nicest people" company that virtually invented the concept of motorcycling as a mass-market pastime. Now it wants to broaden those horizons further, and it sees a niche smack dab between the loafer-wearing scooter crowd and those preening, leather-shod bikers. Its solution is the DN-01 ($17,499). While it looks like a motorcycle (well, sort of ), it...
  • Plug-In Hybrid Scooter Coming to U.S. in 2010

    03/07/2009 6:37:11 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 31 replies · 852+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2009 | Gary Gastelu
    AP Piaggio MP3 Hybrid The Chevy Volt just had a little of its thunder stolen. Paolo Timoni, President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas — maker of the Piaggio and Vespa brands of motor scooters — confirmed to FOXNews.com that the company is planning to sell a plug-in hybrid version of one of its vehicles in the United States starting in early 2010. If the gas-electric scooter makes it into showrooms on schedule, it will be the first plug-in hybrid vehicle to go on sale in the U.S., beating the Volt to market by several months, at least.
  • Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon

    02/17/2009 5:18:50 PM PST · by DBCJR · 27 replies · 2,000+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:00 AM | BY Thomas M. Defrank
    WASHINGTON - In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge. Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though Bush had already kept Libby out of jail by commuting his 30-month prison sentence. "He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney...
  • Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon

    02/17/2009 7:03:52 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 79 replies · 5,009+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 17, 2009 | Thomas M. DeFrank
    Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon BY THOMAS M. DEFRANK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Updated Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 8:36 AM WASHINGTON - In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge. Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though...
  • Bush and the Libby Pardon

    01/15/2009 7:10:03 AM PST · by meandog · 25 replies · 976+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.15.09 | Daniel Henninger
    As the curtain closes on the presidency of George W. Bush, the one loose end dangling is the pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. In 2007 Mr. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. Let us be clear about the Bush legacy. After September 11, not a year into Mr. Bush's term, his became a war presidency. George Bush's place in history will turn on what becomes of Iraq and al Qaeda. If Iraq fails, history will mark down the Bush presidency. If by fits and starts Iraq grows into the...
  • Swell on two wheels

    08/26/2008 6:20:42 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 27 replies · 259+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 26, 2008 | KATHY FLANIGAN
    Chris Bishop has bittersweet memories of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Celebration. The 46-year-old advertising professional remembers cruising to a street party in 2003 on his 1984 Honda Aero and squeezing the scooter into a row of parking spaces overflowing with muscular Softails and Fat Boys. "I went down to Water Street and parked it down there, and everybody was smiling, and everyone wanted to hop on the back," Bishop said. "It's motorbike culture. You could be cooler if you had (a Harley), but you're still cool." So much for the sweet. Now for the bitter. "I don't think I'd do...
  • Is your scooter a polluter?

    08/08/2008 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies · 140+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8/8/2008 | CYNTHIA SEWELL
    Which gets better gas mileage, a Hummer or a scooter? No contest. But which is more polluting? It may not be what you think. "It's true. The cleanest scooter is still dirtier than a car," said John Swanton, air pollution specialist with the California Air Resources Board.
  • Scoot Around These Gas Prices

    06/16/2008 3:55:55 PM PDT · by groanup · 116 replies · 130+ views
    self | 06/16/2008 | vanity
    Anybody want to talk about scooters and mini bikes? Face it, with these gas prices the idea makes sense. I have one that gets 80 MPG and tops out at 45 MPH. It cost less than $1500 and, in the State of Georgia, for less than 50cc, there is no registration, no advalorum tax and no special operator's license. Plus the insurance costs about $120 a year and there are special parking places available. I know these aren't Harley's, alright? But they sure are fun and CHEAP!!
  • U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ADMITS -- SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS DEVELOPING NUCLEAR BOMB

    04/11/2008 2:47:24 PM PDT · by Moseley · 51 replies · 2,310+ views
    U.S. State Department DeClassified Memo ^ | April 4, 2008 | Conservative Events
    The Prime Minister of Niger reported to the U.S. State Department in early 2002 that Iraq tried to buy uranium "yellow cake" (ore) -- a June 2003 Memo reveals. A declassified court exhibit introduced in the 2007 trial of Scooter Libbey proved that Saddam Hussein tried to get uranium ore from Niger -- covertly and under the table. This is clear evidence that Saddam Hussein was actively developing nuclear weapons. Iraq already had stockpiles of uranium "yellow cake" that it was not using -- but that uranium was being watched by UN inspectors. Iraq could have no reason for wanting...
  • Former Cheney Aide Libby Disbarred

    03/20/2008 8:13:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 2,144+ views
    Former Cheney Aide Libby Disbarred Bush Commuted Libby's Prison Sentence Last Year POSTED: 10:41 am EDT March 20, 2008 UPDATED: 10:55 am EDT March 20, 2008 A Washington, D.C., radio station reports that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has been disbarred. A three-judge panel on the D.C. Court of Appeals stripped Libby of his ability to practice law after he was found guilty last year of obstructing the investigation in the CIA leak investigation, WTOP radio reported.
  • Novak: Wilson did not forcefully object to naming of CIA wife in column

    10/06/2007 4:16:17 PM PDT · by james500 · 25 replies · 1,385+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2007 | Mike Soraghan
    Columnist Robert Novak said Saturday Ambassador Joe Wilson did not forcefully object to the naming of his CIA operative wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, when Novak spoke to him prior to the publication of a column that sparked a federal investigation and sent White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to jail. “He was not terribly exercised about it,” Novak said. Instead, Wilson focused on not being portrayed as simply an opponent of the Iraq war. Wilson also stressed that his wife went by his last name, Wilson, rather than Plame, Novak said. Novak forcefully defended his handling of the column...
  • So Long Scooter

    08/14/2007 3:52:58 PM PDT · by joeystoy · 7 replies · 260+ views
    Give n' Go ^ | August 14, 2007 | J. Martini
    About 25 or 30 years ago I stopped in at the legendary NYC pizza joint, Pizza City, on my way to visit Mom and Dad. Inside, I discovered lights, a camera crew and Yankee great Phil Rizzuto filming a TV commercial. Phil was about 60 at the time and still looked as if he could step out onto the field and play shortstop. When he got to the punch line he went into a pantomime baseball swing and then flashed that great Rizzuto smile straight into the camera. As he took his phantom swing I noticed his biceps and forearms,...
  • Juan Sanchez Admits He's An Illegal Immigrant

    07/19/2007 1:56:03 PM PDT · by van_erwin · 8 replies · 1,275+ views
    Salon ^ | 07-19-2007 | Ruben Bolling
    Dishwasher and part-time landscaper Juan Sanchez called a press conference to officially confirm two years ago, he entered the US illegally.
  • More facts on the Libby Case seep out (updated Clarice Feldman)

    07/17/2007 3:35:15 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 33 replies · 1,466+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2007 | Clarice Feldman
    The further redacted affidavits filed in the Miller case are now available online. Two interesting facts have struck Just One Minute commenters as we skim through this newly available material. First, Fitzgerald granted Ari Fleischer immunity without requiring him to provide waivers, so that Fitzgerald could not confirm Ari's story with reporters. This seems remarkable, and when you add to it that Fitzgerald claimed in court that he granted immunity to Fleischer without having any idea what he'd testify to, it is astonishing. It may explain why he believed for so long that Libby had been the source to Walter...
  • Libby and the Times

    07/10/2007 6:54:59 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 9 replies · 688+ views
    NY Sun ^ | July 10, 2007 | New York Sun Staff Editorial
    The New York Times waited just hours after President Bush commuted the sentence of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., before issuing an editorial condemning the president's decision. -SNIP-The Times editorial made much of the supposed hypocrisy of the tough-on-crime right in supporting the decision to commute the sentence. It ran out its editorial under the headline "soft on crime," though it has been soft on crime for years, save for when Republicans are in the dock. Its support for throwing a public official in jail for 30 months for the crime of trying to...
  • More on the Clemency Question

    07/10/2007 5:39:21 AM PDT · by bhamlett · 10 replies · 903+ views
    News 24 ^ | July 10, 2007 | Brad Hamlett
    Washington - The chief Democrat probing President George W Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of a former White House aide said on Sunday there is "the suspicion" the aide might have fingered others in the Bush administration if he served time. House Judiciary Committee chair John Conyers spoke of "the general impression" that Bush last week commuted I Lewis "Scooter" Libby's 2½-year sentence in the CIA leak case to keep Libby quiet... Bush contended Libby's sentence was too harsh. Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing justice in an investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's identity.
  • Romney: ‘Clinton handed out pardons like lollipops’

    07/06/2007 9:33:03 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 33 replies · 1,539+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 7/6/07 | CNN
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, an opponent of pardons while he was governor of Massachusetts, defended President Bush’s decision to commute the prison sentence of former Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby “Wasn’t it Bill Clinton who was handing out pardons like lollipops at the end of his administration,” Romney said, “and isn’t there some recognition that you might look a little silly if you didn’t have anything to say when he was handing out pardon after pardon after pardon for political purposes only?”
  • White House Criticizes Clintons

    07/05/2007 9:57:27 AM PDT · by RDTF · 46 replies · 2,892+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge report ^ | July 5, 2007 | TERENCE HUNT, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it," presidential spokesman Tony Snow said. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has scheduled hearings on Bush's commutation of Libby's 2 1/2-year sentence. "Well, fine, knock himself out," Snow said of Conyers. "I mean, perfectly happy. And while he's at it, why doesn't he look at January 20th, 2001?"...
  • Bill Clinton also says Libby Pardon a Farce

    07/05/2007 7:00:10 AM PDT · by rface · 108 replies · 2,816+ views
    AlaskaReport News ^ | July 5, 2007 | AlaskaReport News
    Des Moines, Iowa - Former President Bill Clinton says President Bush's decision to spare ex-White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison differed from his own administration's pardon controversy. "You've got to understand, this is consistent with their philosophy," Clinton said during an interview on Des Moines news-talk station WHO. Bush administration officials, he said, "believe that they should be able to do what they want to do, and that the law is a minor obstacle." "It's wrong to out that C.I.A. agent and wrong to try to cover it up," Mr. Clinton added. "And no one was ever fired...
  • Olbermann demands that Bush and Cheney Resign (Hilarious)

    07/04/2007 9:18:14 AM PDT · by sdallen24 · 68 replies · 2,608+ views
    Watch this video. He is so angry. I laughed through the whole thing. I thought his head was going to explode.
  • The New Steve Malzberg Show Thread is LIVE!

    07/03/2007 5:21:27 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 100 replies · 721+ views
    WOR 710 AM NY ^ | Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | Steve Malzberg
    CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA, YOU DID IT! BUT WE'RE JUST GETTING WARMED UP! Welcome all to the new STEVE MALZBERG SHOW on WOR 710 AM in NY! Congratulations to WOR and New York for nabbing the great Steve Malzberg! Join Steve and his freeper fans at the link below. Steve will be in every Monday through Friday, live from 9PM to 11 PM, and its about time! Listen to Steve now on 710 AM WOR NY You can also listen to missed shows on WOR’s on demand feature! And even if you listened to a show, no reason not to listen...
  • Did Bush Listen to Limbaugh? [Conspiracy theory]

    07/03/2007 9:17:41 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 67 replies · 1,562+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 3 Jul 07 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    Conspiracy theorists, listen up! On Monday’s “Rush Limbaugh Show,” the conservative talk show host implored President Bush to pardon Scooter Libby. “Everything in this case is just senseless,” Limbaugh said. “There was never any crime. We knew who made the original leak about what’s-her-name. It’s unbelievable.” Then Limbaugh rendered his verdict: “It’s time for this pardon. It just really is. ... I don’t see how it could lower his standing in the polls.” Mere hours later, Bush commutes Scooter Libby’s sentence. Was he tuned into Rush’s EIB Network up in Kennebunkport? You be the judge.
  • CNN: Conservatives Will Be 'Angry' Over Commutation, GOP Double Standard re: Clinton

    07/02/2007 7:59:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 88 replies · 2,047+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 2, 2007 | Brent Baker
    CNN: Conservatives Will Be 'Angry' Over Commutation, GOP Double Standard re: Clinton Posted by Brent Baker on July 2, 2007 - 21:44. With “Angry Reaction” on screen, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux opened the 7pm EDT hour of The Situation Room by asking if on the Libby commutation: “Are conservatives as angry as Democrats?” Toward the end of the hour, Malveaux, filling in for Wolf Blitzer, cued up ex-Clinton operative Paul Begala: “President Clinton was impeached for lying before a grand jury. What do you think? What do you make of this? Does this smack of a double standard?” Malveaux announced at...
  • Most in USA Disagree with Bush Decision to Commute Libby Prison Sentence (MSM onslaught begins)

    07/02/2007 7:39:42 PM PDT · by balch3 · 94 replies · 2,256+ views
    Survey USA ^ | July 2, 2007 | Survey USA
    Most in USA Disagree with Bush Decision to Commute Libby Prison Sentence: 21% of Americans familiar with the legal case involving former White House aide Scooter Libby agree with President Bush's decision to commute Libby's prison sentence, according to a SurveyUSA nationwide poll conducted immediately after the decision was announced. 1,500 Americans were surveyed. Of them, 825 were familiar with the Libby case. Only those familiar were asked to react to the President's action. 17% say Bush should have pardoned Libby completely. 60% say Bush should have left the judge's prison sentence in place. 32% of Republicans agree with the...
  • The Steve Malzberg Show Thread is LIVE!

    07/02/2007 5:30:28 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 122 replies · 851+ views
    710 AM WOR NY ^ | July 2, 2007 | Steve Malzberg
    The Steve Malzberg Show Live Thread We've won the battle, folks and now its time to plan the WAR! Welcome all to the new STEVE MALZBERG SHOW on WOR 710 AM in NY! Congratulations to WOR and New York for nabbing the great Steve Malzberg! Join Steve and his freeper fans at the link below. Steve will be in every Monday through Friday, live from 9PM to 11 PM, and its about time! Listen to Steve now on 710 AM WOR NY You can also listen to missed shows on WOR’s on demand feature! And even if you listened to...
  • Bush spares Libby from prison

    07/02/2007 2:56:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,120+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term on Monday, issuing an order that commutes his sentence. This is a breaking news update. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby cannot delay his 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case, a federal appeals panel unanimously ruled Monday. The decision is a major setback for Libby, who is running out of legal options and who probably will have to surrender to prison in...
  • President Bush Commutes Libby's sentence

    07/02/2007 2:45:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 784 replies · 26,506+ views
  • Pearlstine's Plame Book Blames Everyone [PLAMEGATE]

    06/26/2007 10:52:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies · 544+ views
    Radar Online/Fresh Intelligence ^ | 06/25/07 | FI STAFF
    Former Time poobah Norman Pearlstine's new book about his role in the Valerie Plame scandal is titled Off the Record, but don't be misled: he devotes most of his time to naming names, mouthing off about his enemies, and firing back at those who criticized his cooperation with federal prosecutors. In a rare moment of introspection about Time reporter Matt Cooper, Pearlstine concedes, "None of his editors, including this one, provided adequate guidance." But mostly, Pearlstine sticks to a valuable lesson clearly learned during his time in the corporate corner office: Blame your underlings. Pearlstine faults Cooper and his fellow...
  • Scooter Libby Love Letters

    06/24/2007 7:12:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 644+ views
    Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz, and John Bolton top the list of individuals who wrote a federal judge on behalf of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for lying to investigators and a federal grand jury examining the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. On the following 30 pages you'll find an assortment of letters from former colleagues and friends of Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. The letters, which do not include a missive from Cheney himself, were filed this morning in U.S. District...
  • Libby Attorneys Request Prison Term Delay

    06/19/2007 9:10:42 PM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies · 400+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/19/07 | JASON RYAN and THERESA COOK
    I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's defense attorneys have filed a formal motion asking the court to allow him to delay the start of his prison term, pending the appeal of his March conviction. A federal jury found Libby guilty March 6 on charges that he lied to the FBI and a grand jury, and obstructed justice in the investigation into the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame, a former covert CIA operative. Tuesday's 122-page filing mirrors the main arguments that the defense team addressed before federal Judge Reggie Walton last week, questions concerning special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's authority to bring...
  • Pace Described as "Quiet and Strong" in Combat

    06/17/2007 10:15:24 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 16 replies · 917+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 17, 2007 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    This e-mail from a Marine officer-turned-Arkansas farmer who fought — and was wounded twice — in the Battle of Hue (in which then-2nd Lieutenant Peter Pace also fought), one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War: ... "I think Harry Reid is a wimp, who acts like a sissy, and could not lead a platoon of Marines to the head (latrine)."
  • A Moment Of Truth For Scooter -- And The White House

    06/13/2007 5:23:54 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 31 replies · 921+ views
    CBS ^ | June 13, 2007 | Peter Maer
    The outcome of the next court hearing in the CIA leak case will be a moment of truth for the Bush White House. The judge who sentenced Lewis Scooter Libby to 30 months in prison for perjury and obstructing the investigation has set a Thursday hearing to determine when Libby will start his term. Federal Judge Reggie Walton, known as a tough by-the-book jurist, has indicated he sees no reason to delay Libby's trip to prison. Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald strongly opposes any delay. Libby's lawyers contend he should remain free because his conviction could be overturned. Unless Judge Walton...
  • Libby prosecutor's authority questioned

    06/08/2007 5:48:55 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 1,773+ views
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2007 | Joel Seidman
    What happens when a dozen prominent law professors from across the legal spectrum - from Robert Bork to Alan Dershowitz - petition the judge in the Libby case to give credence to the concept that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's constitutional authority in prosecuting the case is in question? U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton will have to address the issue next week when he has been asked by Libby's attorneys to consider releasing their client on bond pending appeal of his conviction for perjury and obstruction of an FBI investigation of the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to reporters....
  • Scooter Libby gets 30 Months.

    06/05/2007 8:55:52 AM PDT · by tioga · 325 replies · 11,861+ views
    Reported on Fox.
  • There's a Hero In the Dock (Scooter Libby)

    06/05/2007 7:32:26 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 7 replies · 649+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2007 | Clarice Feldman
    Tomorrow, June 5, after some four years of an unenviable ordeal, I. Lewis Libby, a brilliant man, a dedicated public servant and the father of two young children, will stand in the dock before U.S. District Court judge Reggie Walton to be sentenced for what a jury found constituted perjury, obstruction and false statements to government investigators and a grand jury. -SNIP- The only thing this filing shows to a certainty is that Fitzgerald demonstrates here, as he does in the Conrad Black case in Chicago, a too-eager jumping into cases without adequate research, a snipping the edges off the...
  • Fitzgerald Doubles Down (MUST READ-Scooter Libby)

    06/01/2007 4:05:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 1,192+ views
    I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is due to be sentenced next week, and--just in time--Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has decided this was a leak case after all. Last week he filed a brief with the court arguing that Mr. Libby should receive a prison sentence in line with crimes that neither he nor anyone else was ever accused of committing. If the court accepts Mr. Fitzgerald's logic, the sentence meted out in this fantastic case would at least double, to a minimum of 30 months. So it goes in a case brought by an unaccountable prosecutor now requesting an unreasonable penalty...
  • Prosecutors: Up to 3 years for Libby (FitzFong Alert!)

    05/25/2007 2:37:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,601+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has shown no remorse for corrupting the legal system and deserves to spend 2 1/2 to 3 years in prison for obstructing the CIA leak investigation, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and an assistant to President Bush, is the highest-ranking White House official convicted since the Iran-Contra affair two decades ago. In court documents, Fitzgerald rejected criticism from Libby's supporters who said the leak investigation had spun out of control. Fitzgerald denied the prosecution was politically motivated and...
  • There's lazy, and then there's Las Vegas lazy.

    05/25/2007 2:05:06 PM PDT · by devane617 · 170 replies · 3,280+ views
    KOMORadio.com ^ | 05/25/2007
    There's lazy, and then there's Las Vegas lazy. In increasing numbers, Las Vegas tourists exhausted by the four miles of gluttony laid out before them are getting around on electric "mobility scooters." Don't think trendy Vespa motorbikes. Think updated wheelchair. Forking over about $40 a day and their pride, perfectly healthy tourists are cruising around Las Vegas casinos in transportation intended for the infirm. You don't have to take a step. You don't even have to put your drink down. "It was all the walking," 27-year-old Simon Lezama said on his red Merits Pioneer 3. Lezama, a trim and fit-looking...