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Wednesday, January 17. 2007
Michelle is back home. So soon? I was hoping for a longer stay, with more good stuff from Iraq.
Tancredo cannot win, but he has the force of ideas. I'd say the same about Newt.
How to get rid of cosmolene. It's like vasolene. MassBackwards is building a cosmolene-removing system for his new guns. Too complicated for me: why not just hold them over a campfire?
Dylan is buying a house in Scotland. Althouse doesn't understand. IMO, that means she doesn't undertand a thing about Dylan. His heart's in the highlands, Ann.
Your choice of parents is your most important decision in life. Cafe Hayek
Lies and Videotape: Pallywood. Augean Stables. NB: Lying, in the Middle East, does not carry the moral burden that it carries in the West. Duh.
The war on unmannerly speech. Moonbattery
The EU wants enlightenment for the Moslems. Good luck. Singleton
Who should pay for an externality? Technical, but it's the cutting edge of the environmental protection movement. Env. Economics
Run away! Run away! Al Quaida flees Baghdad.
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Michelle may be back but the big news is the Brad and Angelina are moving to New Orleans.
Makes perfect sense going to Ray's Willie Wonka Chocolate City. No doubt they will adopt an orangutan which is Malay for "man of the woods". Plus they can hire "the man" out for the next Clint Eastwood film or have Rocky Balboa in a cage match with "the man" I mean how cool would that be?
Matrimony doesn't seem to be on their radar but having already crossed over into the very strange catagory I can't wait for the headlines about a menage a trois with Scientologist Tom Cruise.
Haha. I guess we aren't People Magazine. I wouldn't recognize Brad if he bumped into me.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) , a member of the I Be, You Be, He,She,It Be branch of the tree has shown the way in bringing together competeing factions.
Long misunderstood as a Marcus Garvey revanchist she was finally showed the light by the late Bella Abzug who told her that Africa was her "root" land so reclaiming it needn't be done.
But her greatest healing came when she eschewed her native name and chose instead to hyphenate the last names of two of the greatest Southern generals, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. This singular act of courage marks her as one of the leaders of a great American party, the Democrats.
However, if she persists in her endeavor to narrow freedom of speech she will find a huge ebonics backlash going way beyond the he be's and we be's.. No, no, it will spread to the they be's and the you be's and soon I am ain't no more.
I tried to read the environment article but it was really really long. I kept on reading and reading but then I stopped. After I read for so long I read some answers about the article but they were really complecate so I quit.
I have a term paper due on whales and seaweed and the envirment. But your artical didn't help.
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He cannot win but he can play the ever important role of 'the spoiler'.
IMO, Mrs. Clinton has no chance to be the President without a 'Ross Perot' on the ballot to split the right. 2008 might be de ja vu all over again. Yikes.
He cant whup ass but he can play the ever important role of 'the soiler'.
So kiss my a** Mrs. Clinton. You has no chance to be the President without a Eva Peron on the ballot to split the uprights. So fork ova the FBI files.
Sent by a friend who's best buds with a former Ark DA. He swamped my inbox with these kind of mailings during the Clinton years, and now they're starting up, again, with Hill's candidacy to come. Surely some of these deaths can be explained as natural or unforced, but the power couple strikes me as a sociopathic unit in so many ways that it's easy to believe some of the worst:
1 - James McDougal - Clinton 's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.
2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3 - Vince Foster - Former white House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.
5 - C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the Clinton fund-raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992... Described by Clinton as a "Dear friend and trusted advisor."
7- Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. He was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas .
10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
11- Kathy Ferguson, ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson . Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mean Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death.
19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guarantee scandal.
20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21- Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother.
23 - Barry Seal - Drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.
24 - Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26- Hershel Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
27 - Kevin Ives and Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys stumbled upon the Mean Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.
29 - Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
33 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to "natural causes."
34 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
35 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
36 through 47 - Twelve Clinton bodyguards dead.