30 June 2006
saw this vid over on kalb.com about the new electronic voting machines recently introduced into rapides parish. we have been voting on the old style machine all of our life and we have to wonder just what was wrong with them? who decided to just up and introduce electronic voting machines into the parish? did the voters of rapides parish ask for these? no we didnt. the problem with electronic voting machines is that there is no paper trail. furthermore, they can be programmed so that if you vote for candidate a candidate b will receive the vote. now thanks to the state we will never be able to get rid the politicians who sprung this fraud on us in the first place.
oh and just try now to defeat any and all taxes they can think up. electronic voting machines can be hacked into and the results changed around to suit whoevers whim. this is a horrible turn of events in rapides parish. now there is very little point to vote as the results are already decided and theres nothing we can do about it. does anyone else see whats going on here? does anyone care? whats wrong with this country and this state?
for more information on the tyranny of electronic voting machines visit black box voting ballot tampering in the 21st century.
Posted by wst... at 16:11
29 June 2006
wet bank guide snip:Tsunami relief workers shocked by 9th Ward tour,"As the central government's national holiday celebrating freedom from remote incompetence and tyranny approaches, I'm frustrated to think how, or why, I would want to celebrate. Vicksburg MS fell to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. The city did not observe the Fourth of July as a holiday again until 1945. I wonder how long it will be before New Orleans forgives and forgets?"
say they expected more signs of recovery
click here to read more.
Posted by wst... at 22:16
27 June 2006
Posted by wst... at 22:16
26 June 2006
kalb video blog permalink
charles frederick smith is the president of the alexandria, louisiana city council and is an announced candidate for mayor of alexandria. the election is this fall. today councilman smith gave an interview to kalb.com in the form of one of their video blogs. click the link or the permalink to view it. if you like you can also leave your comment right there on the video blog.
last night we watched councilman smiths video blog twice - we noted his mentioning that the heh heh heh ethics board had reversed their original opinion denying magnolia peace officers association receiving gaeda funding. we werent able to look for the ruling last night but found it earlier today and posted the link over at cenla antics blog. or, click here for that link. btw its docket no. 2006-279b.
the video opens with michele godard thanking us for joining them there on kalb.com and she mentioned that at the end of the vid we could leave a comment which we did last night. also in case you're the curious type, yes, you can leave your comment while the vid is playing (click the permalink up there and the comments section will already be open)
after introducing councilman smith ms godard dives right in asking him why are you running for mayor? "the experience and the leadership" he replies then councilman smith mentions how he has been on the alexandria city council for eighteen years and president for seven. he claims that hes "united this city" hmm ok and he says he "knows the issues and can face the issues" he says he was there back at england airforce base closing and was at the table negotiating for example star tek, union tank car, tri steele and "all these companies that we've brought forth." he says that right now the most important part of tying it all to together is the extension of versailles blvd. and hwy 28 west.
alexandria has a $166 (132mEUR}million dollar budget, councilman smith says "you cannot turn the city aloose to someone whos not experienced in government right now" michele godard said "that means you would be the ceo of a corporation with 166 million dollars what qualificatilons do you have to run such a large corporation?" he replied "as i said ive been there eighteen years ive been in government since '74 ive been there eighteen years, seven times president of the council this is a strong council mayor form of government so that means that you deal with issues and you deal with money when we had to deal with like union tank i was there at the table"
whats interesting is that when ms godard questioned councilman smith about his rumored inside deal at the holiday inn he sluffed that off as something about a "conflict of interest" with the provosty law firm. (the provosty law firm is one of the citys law firms and the law firm that the town talk reported that couldnt even locate the alexandria housing authority charter lol ) also he claimed that he never seen the lease.
when asked about the magnolia state peace officer deal (read caper) he explained it all away as "mr. robert thompson" applied for the money and the ethics board thought that he (smith) was salaried by magnolia state peace officers association (smith is the president of the non profit corporation) but when they found out that he wasnt receiving a salary from them they ok'd it.
now this shows you how sorry the la state heh heh heh ethics board is: the magnolia state peace officers is a fraternal organization councilman smith is the president of it and the president of the alexandria city council the city of alexandria formed the greater alexandria economic development authority or GAEDA. magnolia state peace officers association just a few days ago held their state meeting here in alexandria and gaeda paid for it. how exactly is this ethical or legal? you see what we are getting at? can just any fraternal organization or nonprofit corporation receive taxpayer money from gaeda? why do we need another taxing authority stealing what little bit of money we have by way of taxation to pay for political bigshots and their posse's big party? see this is the kind of leadership you get when you let a human being wallow in the taxpayer trough for 18 years. sooner than that for a lot of politicians. its graft and corruption right out there in the open in our faces, they think they are entitled to it, theres no remorse, no shame and they think we are too stupid to see it and if we do see it too powerless to do anything about it.
edited 8:42 pm cdt tuesday 27 june 2006
Posted by wst... at 17:36
added 5:39 pm cdt monday 26 june 2006. moon griffon mentioned this story on his radio program this morning and we have the .mp3 audio of it here.
**updated 1:06 pm cdt monday 26 june 2006**
"With about 100 area residents jammed into the district office's conference room, the board voted 11-9 with one abstention to terminate its participation in Louisiana Purchase Group's plan to construct a 4,000-acre lake development south of Pawnee City." click here to read the minutes (page 6 starting at no.9 standing committees > C. executive committees >2.) of that meeting.click here to read more from the beatrice, nebraska dailysun.com and click here to read more at the washington parish hard copy msg board.
this reservoir update brought to you by our friends at community preservation alliance and the washington parish community alliance:
Concerning your article Lake would be one of state's largest
BY ALGIS J. LAUKAITIS / Lincoln Journal Star Thursday, Aug 04, 2005
Link to story
You mentioned developer William Reed of Falls City.
You also Said, "Reed was involved in a similar project called Poverty Point near Delhi, La., where he grew up.
Some of the same investors who helped build Poverty Point are interested in Lake Neiamoka, he added.
A statewide group of Louisiana Residents are fighting corrupt politicians building 14 Reservoirs.
It seems that the Thompson Reservoir Corruption is expanding into other states.
This Scam has been exposed in Louisiana, and the people of Nebraska may be interested in this information.
Posted by wst... at 09:57
we received an email from eric baxter asking us to include on our blog his story about his father august baxter who lived at natchitoches, louisiana. we have done so. our own experience with louisiana elderly protective services is that yeah they are pretty worthless.
Posted by wst... at 08:23
25 June 2006
by way of xavierthoughts
vid tagline: Rule number 3 - Always keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot.
Posted by wst... at 15:24
heres a tt story concerning the recent realignment of the rapides parish 9th judicial district court. jim leggett would have us believe (see link) its working marveously, although, we cant see how its working very well at all. in fact, local attorney mike small has already successfully fought it in one of his cases when he proved that the judges didnt even follow their own rules in the "realignment." we cant figure out how the whole scheme is even legal. it reeks of judge shopping and the extended necessity of lawyer shopping as depending on which judge your case is automatically being heard by, you will have to go through one of their favored local lawyers. (side note: like how the gold law firm controls the federal bench in alexandria) also it would seem to take away all appearance of judicial impartiality - a judge only hearing certain cases would more than likely already have his or her mind made up and thats not right. everyone is entitled to a fair and impartial hearing. several of the judges intentions and ethics are already questionable - we are talking about judges randow, metoyer and koch.
anyway, it would seem that the only fair way to assign cases to this collection would be through a lottery. all judges hear all types of cases and as your case is filed its randomly assigned to whatever judge. this lottery should be a closely guarded secret by the clerk of court to ensure that a lawyer couldnt hedge his chances by waiting till a specific day or time to file his suit to be automatically assigned to his most favored judge. rapides parish so transparent gotta love it.
Judicial switches improving system
By Jim Leggett
Realignment so that two 9th Judicial District judges are on the criminal bench full time is working well, those involved in criminal cases say.
Under the old system, Judge Tom Yeager said, cases received continuance after continuance, meaning the defendants "stayed in jail."
The judges rotated between civil and criminal cases, so if a lawyer had a criminal case before a judge and needed a continuance, the case was continued until the judge rotated into criminal cases again, probably in three or four months.
District Attorney Jam Downs agreed that the new system works better, although he and others say there are still kinks to work out.
Overall, the system "is working better than ever before," he said.
"The continuances, when there are, are shortened to two or three weeks now," Downs said. "The judges really took it to heart" to try to clear the docket.
"This is much better," Judge Donald Johnson agreed. "It made a big difference. But you can't press too hard."
At the beginning of the year, the seven judges on the 9th Judicial District Court realigned themselves so that Johnson (Division A) and Yeager (Division B) would be the criminal court judges. Four others -- Rae Swent (Division C), John Davidson (Division D), George Metoyer (Division F) and Harry Randow (Division G) -- handle civil matters.
Patricia Koch (Division E) handles all juvenile matters for the parish. Randow also handles drug court.
Carolyn Jones Ryland, clerk of court, prepares caseload data for the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the figures show juvenile and criminal cases have almost doubled since 1997, while civil cases have remained about the same and traffic cases have increased slightly.
However, the juvenile caseload growth occurred after the district court took over all juvenile matters from the Alexandria and Pineville city courts.
Criminal cases have seen the most dramatic growth, possibly enough to warrant a third judge for criminal matters, Ryland said.
Yeager disagrees, saying he and Johnson are starting to get a handle on the criminal caseload and should have the docket under control soon.
"If we can't do it, we'll ask for help. We're trying to manage the docket," Yeager said.
Yeager did say, however, that as of this month, there were 500 more criminal cases than at the same time last year.
Joe Kutch, a defense attorney who has handled eight criminal jury trials this year in Rapides Parish, agreed that the system is working better with two judges devoted to criminal matters.
"It's far easier for me to schedule around two judges who don't give me a hard time when I have to be elsewhere," Kutch said. "I think it's working."
Marc Lampert, another defense attorney, agreed.
"Overall I think it's working very, very well," he said. "The system is fine-tuned, and I think that's good."
Originally published June 25, 2006
Posted by wst... at 12:01
well we could arrest them all. what must be 100s if not thousands of our friends, family and neighbors. merely jailing them wont be as easy as it seems either. did you know that recently msnbc has been running a dateline or nbc news produced report showing how policemen outwest who have been working taking down crystal meth labs have been mysteriously developing cancers. many have already died. young. so thats terrible too and so soon they wont be able to find anyone to raid the labs.
or, we could stop having these preemployment drug screens, give people a job and encourage them to stop using.
or, mr tyler could face reality and do something or quit complaining.
Posted by wst... at 09:53
24 June 2006
anyway, yesterday kalb broke the story which in turn was broken to the blogosphere first from cenlamar blog that one of the "terrorists" narseal batiste has a central louisiana connection. he lived in marksville, louisiana from 2001 - 2005. yesterday evening the town talk published their own story about batiste's marksville connection (its the one that chad at dp is linked to right now that this screen grab is from) and in it the tt mentions that batiste's nicknames are: "Brother Naz" and "Prince Manna." lol. this morning the baton rouge paper published an interview with his father rev. narcisse batiste, who lives in bunkie, louisiana a city not far from and in the same parish as marksville. that parish is avoyelles parish, louisiana.
town talk snip:
the defendants were identified as Narseal Batiste, Lyglenson Lemorin, Stanley Grant Phanor, Patrick Abraham, or “Brother Pat”; Naudimar Herrera, or “Brother Naudy”; Rotschild Augustine, or “Brother Rot”; and Burson Augustin, or “Brother B.”
edited 8:33 pm cdt saturday 24 june 2006
note: this post subject to continuous editing and styling
Posted by wst... at 11:59
23 June 2006
Executive Order Could Effect Cases of Eminent Domain in L.A. - metroblogging
“The Bush Trifecta- Executive Order Private Property “ - juneau blog snip: "This is the latest in the Bush trifecta, Zarquawi=Dead, Iraq=Great Visit With New Iraqi President, Private Property Rights=Exectutive Order.."
pajamas media: President Weighs In On Kelo snip "Holy Coast comments, “On this one year anniversary of the infamous Kelo decision, President Bush has issued an Executive Order..."
Reactions to President Bush's Executive Order by Timothy Sandefur
Bush Protects Personal Property...Sort Of the american moderate party
ILYA SOMIN, Assistant Professor at George Mason University School of Law:
"numerous state legislatures are enacting laws that supposedly ban Kelo-style but actually achieve little or nothing. Today's presidential executive order on eminent domain continues this pattern. On the surface, the order seems to forbid federal agencies from undertaking economic development condemnations. But its wording undercuts this goal. Here is the key part of the text..." click here to read more.
Pacific Legal Foundation on Eminent Domain abuse:
"...it’s highly doubtful that this executive order will mean anything.[...] Even the Kelo case itself says that government can’t take property for purely private use; it just goes on to say that virtually anything that arguably is good for society qualifies as a public use. Without addressing that issue, things like this order will do very little to solve the problem." click here to read more.
private property executive order - google blog search
ref: executive order 12630
last added 11:41 pm cdt friday 23 june 2006
shrub really does think hes a dictator. why else issue this worthless executive order ostensibly styled 'protecting the property rights of the american people?' if you read section 3 it leaves in place all the reasons the government can seize private property in the first place. so now we have a president that not only is subverting the will of the american people, ignoring the congress and the laws they pass in the unconstitutional signing statements he attaches to every bill now he is attempting to trump the supreme court.====
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the rights of the American people against the taking of their private property, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.
Sec. 2. Implementation. (a) The Attorney General shall:
(i) issue instructions to the heads of departments and agencies to implement the policy set forth in section 1 of this order; and
(ii) monitor takings by departments and agencies for compliance with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order.
(b) Heads of departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law:
(i) comply with instructions issued under subsection (a)(i); and
(ii) provide to the Attorney General such information as the Attorney General determines necessary to carry out subsection (a)(ii).
Sec. 3. Specific Exclusions. Nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit a taking of private property by the Federal Government, that otherwise complies with applicable law, for the purpose of:
(a) public ownership or exclusive use of the property by the public, such as for a public medical facility, roadway, park, forest, governmental office building, or military reservation;
(b) projects designated for public, common carrier, public transportation, or public utility use, including those for which a fee is assessed, that serve the general public and are subject to regulation by a governmental entity;
c) conveying the property to a nongovernmental entity, such as a telecommunications or transportation common carrier, that makes the property available for use by the general public as of right;
(d) preventing or mitigating a harmful use of land that constitutes a threat to public health, safety, or the environment;
(e) acquiring abandoned property;
(f) quieting title to real property;
(g) acquiring ownership or use by a public utility;
(h) facilitating the disposal or exchange of Federal property; or
(i) meeting military, law enforcement, public safety, public transportation, or public health emergencies.
Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) authority granted by law to a department or agency or the head thereof; or
(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(c) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with Executive Order 12630 of March 15, 1988.
(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 23, 2006.
Posted by wst... at 17:20
Reporters Without Borders condemned a 13,500-euro ($16,891.19 USD) sentence against blogger Roberto Mancini in fines, damages and costs imposed by a court in Val d’Aosta, in northern Italy on 26 May 2006, after local journalists brought a defamation suit.
Mancini, 59, is suspected of creating a US-hosted blog in 2005 - Il Bolscevicostanco, which reports on local news in sarcastic and crude terms. Using the pseudonym, General Sukhov, he apparently wrote several articles directly attacking local figures.
The case was brought by two journalists on regional newspaper Gazzetta Matin, Luca Mercanti and Christina Porta, the press officer for the Val d’Aosta regional chamber of trade and of a local firm, Pier Maria Minuzzo, and a webmaster, Marco Camilli.
"The columns by-lined General Sukhov are certainly written in an extreme style, but the complainants were not able to show they were untrue,” the press freedom organisation said.
“It looks like the blogger is being punished for his bad language and not because he posted false information, which is unacceptable. He was found responsible for comments posted on his blog by some of his readers, a decision which goes against European jurisprudence.”
“This verdict could well have a negative effect on the Italian blogosphere, in pushing people running a blog into wrongly censoring messages posted by visitors,” said Reporters Without Borders.
The organisation added that defamation complaints against journalists and bloggers should go before civil courts, and not as in the case, to a criminal court which could hand down prison sentences.
Mancini, a former vice-president of the Val d’Aosta regional order of journalists for six years, was fined 3,000 euros, ($3,753.61 USD) ordered to pay damages of 2,000 euros ($2,502.41 USD) to each of the three complainants and 4,500 euros ($5,630.42 USD) costs (13,500 euros in total).
He will not have to pay unless the sum is confirmed on appeal. The verdict was based on Article 595 of the criminal procedure code applying to defamation but making no reference to the 1948 press law, a blogger not being considered a journalist in Italy.
The verdict however requires that the “manager of a blog controls everything that is posted” and that, like a newspaper editor, “he has a duty to remove any messages which are offensive.”
The judge said that the information posted on the blogs was partly true, but was not reported appropriately. Condemning the vulgar tone used by General Sukhov, he said “Mancini expresses himself in a manner best suited to a brothel.”
Posted by wst... at 16:47
spelunking has published a dispatch from "tom" their contact in south louisiana who has a different take on the recent murders which triggered the la national guard and state police being detailed to nola.
'tom' claims that it was actually a vicious gangland slaying over a turf-war between a new latin gang and an old nola gang.
News on the six gang members ambushed in New Orleans last week:
"[tom]is not real confident that the NG and LSP can handle this new crop of bad guys. They are based out of Chicago and are very well-trained (many of whom have been trained in the US armed forces..."
edited 12:28 pm cdt friday 23 june 2006
Posted by wst... at 10:22
22 June 2006
Crowley announces run for secretary of state
By Jim Leggett
Jim Crowley, a Shreveport Democrat who has run for statewide and regional posts before, has announced his candidacy for secretary of state in the special election Sept. 30.
Crowley is running to fill the term of Fox McKeithen, a Republican who died in office.
Crowley ran for commissioner of elections in the early 1980s on a campaign promise to merge that office with the secretary of state. Twenty years later, that was done. He also ran unsuccessfully for the state Public Service Commission.
"I love the people of Louisiana, and I want to do everything I can to help them in this office," Crowley said of his reasons for running.
He said fair and honest elections are at the forefront. To that end, he said, he has experience as a Caddo Parish police juror in working with his clerk of court and registrar of voters to ensure a good election process.
When asked if he favors an appointed secretary of state, he said, "Unequivocally no." He said whether elected or appointed, politics remain a part of the job.
He said it will take $2 million -- $1 million in the primary and $1 million in the runoff -- to win election to the office. However, he said, he can do it for "far, far less" because he already has name recognition because of his previous election campaigns.
He is taking time off from his jobs as a retail coins and collectibles dealer and as a notary public to campaign. He also is working to obtain his Realtor's license.
As part of his campaign, Crowley is walking from place to place. He walked from Alexandria on his way to Ball but ran out of campaign leaflets at the Wal-Mart store in Pineville. He set out for Ball again on Tuesday with 1,500 leaflets and made it to Ball.
Others who have said they are running are former Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Mike Francis, a native of Jena now living in Crowley; state Sen. Jay Dardenne, R-Baton Rouge; and state Rep. Carla Dartez, D-Morgan City.
Brian Cespiva, Rapides Parish Democratic Executive Committee, said Crowley came by his office Tuesday. "No decision has been made in the secretary of state's race. It's too early," Cespiva said.
Originally published June 22, 2006
Posted by wst... at 07:59
21 June 2006
hopefully more and more people from around alexandria and rapides parish will get into blogging...
cenlamar reported from his blog sunday about this new central louisiana oriented political blog.
I received an e-mail from a person who calls himself Captain Obvious, a self-described 35-year-old Republican who is interested in moderating an honest discussion on Cenla. Rock on!
so we urge everyone interested in alexandria area politics to bookmark it, contribute to it and add cenla antiX to these other excellent central louisiana oriented blogs:
Posted by wst... at 21:20
hard to believe but there are still people attempting to hack our personal information by exploiting the popularity of website merchants such as pay pal, ebay, banks and the day to day scams like the notorious nigerian perfected 419 advance fee fraud spammers. anyway here is a paypal phishing email we received this morning:
this is a very well crafted work of phishing it looks perfect - however we should always make it a good habit to automatically look down at the status bar to make sure that the url's match....the following screen grab was taken with the mouse hovering over the link the email presents to click to update your paypal account. then when you look down at the status bar in the lower left corner you see they dont match. hiding the true url as an ip number is very clever too as it makes it harder to identify who the domain belongs to. the part where they add :8110 at the end of the ip number must be some very clever coding ploy that hackers have discovered to redirect browsers.
Subject: Fw: Notice: Account Review Necessity.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:22:07 -0500
ROGERS.COM: this spam was sent to advertise a website that you host thats phishing the paypal.com website please would you terminate service to:
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Received-SPF: pass (gmail.com: domain of email@example.com designates 188.8.131.52 as permitted sender)
Received: from apache by black.tsimtung.com with local (Exim 4.50)
for firstname.lastname@example.org; Wed, 21 Jun 2006 04:46:36 +0800
Subject: Notice: Account Review Necessity.
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Posted by wst... at 19:29
Resume - George W. Bush
GEORGE W. BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington , DC 20520
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine , in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.
I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use. By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam
I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.
PAST WORK EXPERIENCE
I ran for U.S. Congress and lost. I began my career in the oil business in Midland , Texas , in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas . The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money. With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry, including Enron CEO Ken Lay, I was elected governor of Texas .
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union .
During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America
I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.
I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.
With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida , and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by over 500,000 votes.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT
I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.
I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.
I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S. Treasury.
I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.
I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market.
In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues every month.
I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, had a Chevron oil tanker named after her.
I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a U.S. President. I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.
My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. History, Enron.
My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.
I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution.
More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip- offs in history.
I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.
I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.
I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.
I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.
I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.
I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.
I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law. I refused to allow inspectors access to U.S . "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.
I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).
I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.
I garnered the most sympathy for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.
I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.
I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, pre-emptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. citizens, and the world community.
I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families-in-wartime.
In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.
I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
I am supporting development of a nuclear "Tactical Bunker Buster," a WMD. I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden [sic] to justice.
RECORDS AND REFERENCES
All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.
All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for publi c review. I am a member of the Republican Party.
PLEASE CONSIDER MY EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING IN THE 2006 MIDTERM ELECTIONS. PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.
Posted by wst... at 16:15
monday we noticed that someone arrived at our 11 february 2006 post "1st documented sissyman sen craig romero" after googling "craig romero" which isnt unusual many people have arrived at that same page by googling sen romero.
what got our attention was a few minutes later we received an email from bradley at melanconforcongress.com:
From: email@example.com this email miffed us because had bradley bothered to look in our sidebar then he would have seen for himself that this is an active blog. secondly he could have simply clicked the home text link at the bottom of the post and viewed the most recent posts.
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 17:46:38 -0400
DO you still run an active blog? If so, I would like to chat with you when possible
anyway this was our reply the next (tuesday) morning:
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:50:37 -0500
thank you for your email. yes we still run an active blog - you must have missed our post from 07 march 2006 about the usa patriot act which melancon voted for. then you would have known that any conversation with us regarding melancon would be extremely short. we hope that melancon is defeated. he is a traitor to the constitution and the bill of rights.
Posted by wst... at 08:26
20 June 2006
around 1:36 pm today jim brown appeared with jeff crouere on ringside politics.
jim said that hes up in memphis, tennessee today doing a book signing and everything is fine.
brown said that the session couldnt have hurt the governor that she and the president are just about as low (polling wise) as one can go.
brown predicts gov blanco will receive 35% in the first vote.
bobby jindal he predicts will get 35% under the worse case scenario and who will be the republicans candidate to rally around. and the other candidates will split the other 30%.
brown doesnt think that john breaux will give up his lobbying job to run for governor.
james david cain: brown thinks hes ahead because hes raised a lot of money and been traveling has a fund raiser next week hosted by buddy roemer; "boysie" bollinger will be there - thinks the race "it will be a barn burner."
theres another candidate a woman from lafayette but he doesnt think that she can raise the money. the election is this coming 30 sept 2006
brown doesnt think that jefferson will make it to the "post." brown says that as someone that has been investigated and prosecuted by the feds he doesnt think that rep jefferson will stand by and let his family be charged and that he will make the best deal that he can. brown thinks its just a matter of time before jefferson steps down. EXTERNAL LINK
Posted by wst... at 14:13
this is tax relief sorely needed by louisiana's homeowners and we see how insidious "representitive" alario truly is. alario filed this bill as a carrot on a stick holding it out to the donkeys (us) who are tasked with pulling the cart (the state.) alario's plan must have been that if the session wasnt going his way he would have this bill to fall back on - to suddenly bring this bill out into the limelight to give himself the appearance of actually caring and doing something worthwhile and honorable. well we are hip to you "representative" alario. also we have to note that ten days before the session ended we telephoned "representative" alario's office there in westwego to plead with him to move this bill. we spoke with a clerk, who assured us that she would check with the "representative" to get his thoughts on his bill and get back to us - eleven days later we are still waiting for her phone call.
Posted by wst... at 08:51