Mar 2, 2007

It pays to be organized

Two women met for the first time since graduating from high school. One asked the other, "You were always so organized in school. Did you manage to live a well-planned life? "

"Yes," said her friend. "My first marriage was to a millionaire; my second marriage was to an actor; my third marriage was to a preacher; and now I'm married to an undertaker."

Her friend asked, "What do those marriages have to do with a well planned life?"

Her reply was:
One for the money,
two for the show,
three to get ready,
and four to go.

What is going on in the jury room at the Libby trial?

There is an article here asking, “What's happening in the Libby Trial?”

The writer, a Washington DC lawyer, gives thoughts on the long jury deliberations in the Libby trial.

One thing, not mentioned in the article, is one more reason for the lengthy deliberations by the 11-person jury. One person was dismissed by the judge.

I think that the more thoughtfulness and study they put into their work, as they deliberate according to the 127 page jury instructions given to them by the judge, the better chance some of them will have to write a marketable book about the trial.

Otherwise, the longer they take, the more obvious it becomes that they are finding a lot of reasonable doubt.

However, if book deals are uppermost in their minds, they could very well be swayed by the popular assumption, championed by the liberal media, even before the trial began, that Libby is guilty.

Mar 1, 2007

What is so unusual about the number 23

In case you happen to be bored, here is something to read. It won’t help you overcome your boredom, however. In fact, it probably will add to it.

The Independent must have been desperate for articles.

Al Gore's convenient hypocrisy with $30,000 utility bill

Is Al Gore trying to make his global warming scare movie come true?

Back home in Tennessee, safely ensconced in his suburban Nashville home, Vice President Al Gore is no doubt basking in the Oscar awarded to "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary he inspired and in which he starred.

But a local free-market think tank is trying to make that very home emblematic of what it deems Gore's environmental hypocrisy

Armed with Gore's utility bills for the last two years, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president's 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.

The group makes the point that Gore is not following his own rules.

Gore uses more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year.


Kerry tries to Swift Boat nominee’s confirmation

The John Kerry (pictured) election campaign was Swift Boated into ineffectiveness during more than two critical months of the 2004 presidential race.

Kerry must have decided it was his turn as he tried to Swift Boat a Bush political nominee.

A Senate hearing that began with glowing tributes to a St. Louis businessman and his qualifications to become ambassador to Belgium turned bitterly divisive Tuesday after he was criticized for supporting a controversial conservative group.

There would have been no problem if Sam Fox, the nominee, had contributed to the MoveOn political group that tried to get Kerry elected.

Kerry just can’t get over 2004. The Swift Boat group helped elect George W. Bush and Kerry took it out on Fox.

What Fox did was to give money to a group of veterans who had first-hand knowledge of Kerry's unfitness to be become President of the United States.

Maybe it’s time for Kennedy or Schumer to explain to Kerry that the 2004 election is over before he further embarrasses the Democrats.


Feb 28, 2007

Democrats retreat from their Iraq plan

Democrat leaders are backing away from their aggressive plan to limit President Bush's war authority.

About the only thing the Democrats stick to for very long is their venomous hate the President.

Now they are following Kerry’s lead. They are against cutting and running after they were for it. Or, maybe they are for and against cutting and running at the same time. It’s really hard to know.


Feb 27, 2007

Gore pulled off Oscars stage before he could make announcement

Al Gore was pulled off the Oscars stage before he could make his mock attempt to announce that he was running for president -- which he isn't.

The audience was saved by the bell … er…band.


This one-liner comes with a groan attached

Didja hear about the Energizer Bunny?

He was arrested and charged with battery.

Feb 26, 2007

The absurd Libby case

The Libby case was based on a supposed perjury about a non-spy to reporters who had already heard it from a confirmed alternate source.

It’s unbelievable how far the liberal left will go to ruin someone close to the Bush administration while the liberal media provides the cheerleading.

Now, what about the Sandy Berger trial? When will it start?

Berger is the former Bill Clinton Security Advisor who was caught stealing secret documents from the national archives by stuffing them in his socks and pants.

Oh, that’s right -- I forgot. Mr. Berger won’t be going to trial even though he stole state secrets to protect his old boss Bill Clinton.

Obama warned by Hillary advisors

Just how serious should Obama take the Clinton warnings?

Wouldn’t want Barack Obama to end up like Vince Foster.

Or is the warning a clever way to keep Obama in check or he will not be considered for Hillary’s Vice Presidential running mate?

Hillary can’t be too rough with Obama or she loses the black vote.


Feb 25, 2007

Senator Murtha embarrasses House Democrats

The Incompetence of Senator Murtha (pictured) shows - again. His Iraq plan was a strategy to slowly bleed the war of troops and funds. Now it is up in smoke as he receives criticism from Republicans as well as Democrats.

The plan was bold: By tying President Bush's $100 billion war request to strict standards of troop safety and readiness, Democrats believed they could grab hold of Iraq war policy while forcing Republicans to defend sending troops into battle without the necessary training or equipment.

But a botched launch by the plan's author, Rep. John P Murtha, has united Republicans and divided Democrats, sending the latter back to the drawing board just a week before scheduled legislative action, a score of House Democratic lawmakers said last week.

Murtha's credentials as a Marine combat veteran, a critic of the war and close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were supposed to make him an unassailable spokesman for Democratic war policy. Instead, he has become a lightning rod for criticism from Republicans and members of his own party.

Murtha’s attempt to knock the knees our from under our troops and handcuff the president has backfired.

Instead, as the article says, he has united the Republicans and divided the Democrats.


Speaking of John Murtha:

Here is what Brit Hume had to say about Congressman John P. Murtha (pictured), the controversial Democrat from Pennsylvania:

....this guy is long past the day when he had anything but the foggiest awareness of what the heck is going on in the world.

Former Democrat leader in Brooklyn convicted

A jury in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn convicted Democrat Clarence Norman Jr.(pictured) of coercion, grand larceny by extortion and attempted grand larceny by extortion.

No surprise here. It’s the usual culture of corruption in the larger cities by politicians.