Archive for October, 2005
Ah, the true socialist is briefly rearing it’s ugly head. In a speech before alternative energy producers in D.C. Hillary proposed a massive $20 billion energy tax on oil companies. Ouch. Why should we allow companies to make profits in our capitalist economy when we can just take them away. A tax is a tax, no matter how you phrase it Hillary.
Sen. Clinton calls for $20 billion fund from oil companies
WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the government to collect billions of dollars in new fees from major oil companies and use the money to fund energy research and help consumers cope with the high price of heating this winter.
Clinton, D-N.Y., told a group of clean energy investors and advocates that a major new push toward efficient use of oil, gas, wind, and solar energy was needed to confront a looming energy crisis.
We are going to deviate from our theme for a second here. All the panting and anticipation from the Left over possible indictments is really getting ridiculous. The Left claims that The Bush administration is the most corrupt ever. This is simply another political tool of the Left. Make something up and shout it as loud as you can until people believe it. Well here’s a little truth for all those rabid Libsin the form of an excellent piece published in The Washington Pos.t This info was reprinted from The Associated Press archives.
A History of Indictments at White House
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Tuesday, October 25, 2005; 5:57 PM
– A brief history of indictments in recent administrations:
_ The only sitting Cabinet member in recent history to be indicted while in office was Raymond J. Donovan, President Reagan’s labor secretary. In September 1984, Donovan was indicted along with several others, accused of grand larceny in his co-ownership of a construction firm. After going on unpaid leave in October, Donovan resigned in March 1985. In 1987, a jury acquitted Donovan and his co-defendants.
_ In October 2005, David H. Safavian, the top procurement official for President Bush, resigned. Three days later, he was arrested and indicted on five felony counts connected to criminal investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. At the time the indictment covered, from May 2002 to January 2004, Safavian had been serving as the chief of staff at the General Services Administration. Case pending.
_ In November 1996, Henry G. Cisneros resigned from his position as President Clinton’s housing secretary. In December 1997, he was indicted on 18 counts of conspiracy, obstruction and lying to the FBI. Cisneros pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in 1999 and was fined $10,000.
_ In December 1994, Mike Espy resigned from his position as Clinton’s agriculture secretary. In August 1997, Espy was indicted on 39 corruption counts in allegations that he had received financial gifts from Tyson Foods Inc., one of the companies his department regulated. In December 1998 Espy was acquitted on all counts.
_ In May 1993, White House travel office chief Billy R. Dale and his entire staff were fired by the Clinton administration. Dale was indicted in December 1994 on two counts of embezzlement and conversion after a grand jury said he pocketed up to $68,000 from media organizations traveling with the president. Dale was acquitted of all charges in November 1995.
_ In November 1986, John M. Poindexter resigned from his post as national security adviser to President Reagan. In March 1988, Poindexter and three others were indicted in relation to the Iran-Contra affair. Poindexter was charged with two additional counts of obstructing Congress and two counts of making false statements. He was convicted in 1990, but the charges were overturned the following year.
_ In 1983, Thomas C. Reed resigned from the Reagan administration after working as a presidential assistant under National Security Adviser William P. Clark. In August 1984, he was indicted on four counts related to alleged illegal stock trading. He was acquitted in 1985.
_ In April 1973, President Nixon forced White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, domestic affairs counsel John Ehrlichman and five other staff members to resign. In March 1974, they were indicted in connection with the Watergate cover-up. Along with several others found guilty, both Haldeman and Ehrlichman were convicted in 1975 and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
We’ve just finished Dick Morris’ new book “Condi vs Hillary”. He makes a pretty interesting case for the potential match-up. We’re not sure if it will come to fruition, but he does expose some essential truths about Hillary’s true political nature. We thought we’d share a few with you.
There is, about Hilary Clinton, a quality that recalls the Robert Louis Stevenson novel “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”. Depending on the circumstances of the moment or her immediate political goals, Hillary shows us completely different, and sometimes conflicting, personalities and styles. The Hillary you see in public - the good Dr. Jekyll - is by no means the same acerbic Mrs. Hyde seen by her intimates in private.
Hillary has reformed her image, but Mrs. Hyde still lurks beneath the surface. Take, for example, her appearance at a June 2005 Democratic fund-raising luncheon in New York. Gone was nice old Dr. Jekyll; now, the Hillary of old reemerged to criticize the president in a loud partisan attack. “There has never been an administration…more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda,” she told a cheering audience of party faithfuls. She lamented that “it is very hard to stop people who have no shame about what they’re doing…It i very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth.”
Dick Morris “Condi vs Hillary” Ch. 7
Yes, we know she lost her son in Iraq. For that, and that alone, she gets our sympathy. But given all that she has said in the past few months, we are convinced that Cindy Sheehan is an idiot. Plain and simple. Here’s another gem of her eloquence from a Newsmax story. Not that we disagree with her point about Hillary trying to mask her true self however…..
Cindy Sheehan: Hillary Clinton Sounds Like Rush Limbaugh
“Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan is urging fellow Democrats not to support “pro-war Democrat” Hillary Clinton for president, saying she sounds too much like conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh in her support for U.S. efforts in Iraq.
In an open letter posted to Michael Moore’s web site, Sheehan blasts Hillary for backing the Iraq invasion, saying, “I think she is a political animal who believes she has to be a war hawk to keep up with the big boys.”
Sheehan says that unless Hillary “shows us the wisdom it takes to be a truly great leader” and backs an Iraq pullout, “I will resist her candidacy with every bit of my power and strength.”
We know that Jeanine Pirro is the more qualified candidate. We also know she will make an excellent United States Senator. But, her campaign skills are in need of some serious tuteladge. Could we recommend the service of Karl Rove perhaps?
Pirro hits up Clinton for money to battle Clinton
ALBANY, N.Y. — This is one check that definitely won’t be in the mail.
In an Aug. 19 fundraising letter, Jeanine Pirro told potential supporters of her race to unseat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, “I cannot win without your support.”
Pirro sent one of those appeals to:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500-0030
That, of course, is the White House where Clinton used to be first lady.
The Pirro letter came to light just three days after the Westchester County district attorney reported raising $438,555 for the three-month period ending Sept. 30 in her bid for the GOP nomination to challenge Clinton’s 2006 re-election effort. Clinton reported raising $5.3 million.
Doug Patton over at The Conservative Voice has written a really interesting counterpoint to Dick Morris’ theory that Condi is the only Republican who can beat Hillary. It’s worth a read.
Hillary Loses to Candidate With Character
Former Clinton advisor and opportunistic political pundit Dick Morris is now enriching himself peddling a new book postulating the silly notion that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the only person in America who can defeat Hillary Clinton for the presidency in 2008. While this theory probably will sell a lot of books, it is, in my opinion, patently false.
The idea that among our nationâ€™s governors (past or present), senators (current or former) and business titans (working or retired), there exists not another soul who can stop the mighty Hillary is absurd. Additionally, Condoleezza Rice has some of the same liberal baggage on domestic issues (especially abortion) that Morris correctly states will prevent George Pataki, Rudy Giuliani and other so-called â€œmoderateâ€ Republicans from winning the GOP nomination.
We know it’s The Guardian, but they printed an excerpt from “Hillary vs Condi”, and since we’re almost finished reading it, we present this snippet to you.
Sunday October 16, 2005
On 20 January 2009, at precisely noon, the world will witness the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. As the chief justice administers the oath of office on the flag-draped podium in front of the US Capitol, the first woman President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be sworn into office. By her side, smiling broadly and holding the family Bible, will be her chief strategist, husband, and co-President, William Jefferson Clinton…..
But her victory is not inevitable. There is one, and only one, figure in America who can stop Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State Condoleezza ‘Condi’ Rice. Among all of the possible Republican candidates for President, Condi alone could win the nomination, defeat Hillary and derail a third Clinton administration.
Well here’s a litt tidbit I bet the Left wing media will completely bypass. Isn’t this scalping?
To engage in the reselling of something, such as tickets, at a price higher than the established value.
And we don’t know if we are more pissed at Santorum for doing it as well, or for charging $1500 less per ticket. At least when The Govenator did it, he was charging $100,000. What gives with this practice?
Bono incensed as Hillary plays politics at U2 gig
The Irish rock star, Bono, has been angered by Senator Hillary Clinton’s use of a U2 concert this week to raise funds for her political campaign coffers - even though he is a good friend of her husband, Bill….
Mrs Clinton, the frontrunner to be the Democrat candidate for the White House in 2008, is charging 18 guests $2,500 (Â£1,400) a head to join her in a luxury box for the sold out show in Washington on Wednesday. Despite U2’s public criticism, she is pressing on with the fund-raiser, which will bring in $45,000 for an outlay of about $7,000 on the box, and her staff are unapologetic.
Why is it that members of the media are always so slow to figure things out? After all the years that we have been exposed to the hillbilly weasels, you would think that something so transparent as “Commander in Chief” would not slip past unnoticed. But not on this brain surgeons watch.
Is TV’s ‘Commander in Chief’ hype for Clinton?
ABC’s ”Commander in Chief” would seem to be a pretty straightforward drama.
The president dies. The vice president (played by Geena Davis) succeeds him in the Oval Office. And, omigosh, she’s a woman!
But there’s more going on here, suspicious minds are thinking: ”Commander in Chief” isn’t just this fall’s most-watched new series — it’s a sinister scheme by Hollywood lefties to hype Hillary Clinton for the White House.
Could ”Commander in Chief” (8 p.m. Tuesdays) really be a weekly infomercial for Hillary?
Read more form this “Sage in Chi-town”.