Tuesday, February 05, 2008

SOOPER TOOZDAY!?



By Matt Stearns | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — To hear Hillary Clinton talk, she's spent her entire career putting her Yale Law School degree to work for the common good.

She routinely tells voters that she's "been working to bring positive change to people's lives for 35 years." She told a voter in New Hampshire: "I've spent so much of my life in the nonprofit sector." Speaking in South Carolina, Bill Clinton said his wife "could have taken a job with a firm ... Instead she went to work with Marian Wright Edelman at the Children's Defense Fund."

The overall portrait is of a lifelong, selfless do-gooder. The whole story is more complicated — and less flattering.

Clinton worked at the Children's Defense Fund for less than a year, and that's the only full-time job in the nonprofit sector she's ever had. She also worked briefly as a law professor.

Clinton spent the bulk of her career — 15 of those 35 years — at one of Arkansas' most prestigious corporate law firms, where she represented big companies and served on corporate boards.

Neither she nor her surrogates, however, ever mention that on the campaign trail. Her campaign Web site biography devotes six paragraphs to her pro bono legal work for the poor but sums up the bulk of her experience in one sentence: "She also continued her legal career as a partner in a law firm."

The full truth doesn't fit into the carefully crafted narrative the campaign has developed about Clinton, said Sally Bedell Smith, the author of "For Love of Politics," a study of the Clintons' partnership.

"She wants to be seen as someone who has devoted her life to public service," Smith said. "I suppose if you say it enough, maybe you can get people to believe it."

@ McClatchy

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Plenty of rotten eggs in her basket. I have been trying to dig up dirt on BIG O but other than his voting record he seems to either be some sort of miracle worker or he can hide stuff really good.

Grab your keyboards and see if you can dig up anything.

I have to get to work.

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47 comments:

DEN said...

Hi Den!

Excuse my absence from the blog. But as you can see, we are quite busy over here. Follow the links below. (Search for: "Oil divers sue..." on the web.)

Erling

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DEN said...

Thanks Erling for the update!

The Divers website

Carey said...

Wowness Erling! How are you besides ever so busy? That is such a good thing you're doing with the diving.

See, some governments care. Like Norway's.

Howdykins. Nothing will be resolved today. Obama is clearly surging. Sheesh, I hate that word. Pretzels or crackers with dip served in the sideroom. Also popcorn. We'll be in front of our tubes for a while tonight.

The results will be confusing. Oh, I know, I'll go and get Walter Shapiro's guide to keying in important shifts and trends and post it.

Carey said...

Super Tuesday Showdown

A crucial turning point in the battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton? From New Jersey's independents to Arizona's Latino voters, here's what to watch for in the wave of returns.

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A brief paragraph devoted to each of the key states, a nice rundown. Still, we'll be confused a little. And the vote count in California? We'll have to wait for that.

David B. Benson said...

Greenish taxes can work:

No plastic bags in Ireland

Wrning for the computer challenged: IHT link.

David B. Benson said...

Water, water

Floods and droughts due to climate change

some places more and some less.

Some alot less...

Carey said...

You all know I vote absentee, haven't changed back yet, but will now. Got a nonpartisan ballot by mistake. I had to go exchange it and I've now voted on a provisional ballot.

You can bet your bottom dollar I'm tracking that ballot to it's counting days. In 30 days they tell me exactly what's happened to it.

No Hajji, I didn't have time to volunteer for the polls, Had some vision problems ya know. In my precincts around me there's never a mixup, however. Too upper middle class, no votes to not count.

Carey said...

Water. The story of the century, not oil like the previous decades.

Gerald said...

With candor, let us be honest with each other! Hillary's nomination is dead. It is not even on a lifesupport system. I would like to introduce you to my candidate for president and for the person I will be voting for on November 4. Hopefully, we will have an election unless Hitler Bush declares martial law.

Meet Cynthia McKinney

David B. Benson said...

Christopher Hayes, rather reluctently, writes in favor of supporting Obama:

The Choice

A sort of out of the frying pan and hope we jump over the fire endorsement...

DEN said...

Not so super at the Dow, -380 points.

OUCH!

Gerald said...

With candor, let us be honest with each other! Hillary's nomination is dead. It is not even on a lifesupport system. I would like to introduce you to my candidate for president and for the person I will be voting for on November 4. Hopefully, we will have an election unless Hitler Bush declares martial law.

Meet Cynthia McKinney

DEN said...

Gerald, your choices are as follows:

Dems: Clinton, Obama

Repugs: McCain, Paul, Romney

Those are the candidates.

Anyone else simply does not matter.
The die has been cast, Green Party?
Nope, not happening.

DEN said...

From the "Steaming Pile" dept:

President Bush threatened a veto Tuesday in the debate to update terrorist surveillance laws, assailing Democratic plans to deny protection from lawsuits for telecommunications providers that let the government spy on U.S. residents after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The threat came in a 12-page letter to Senate leaders from Attorney General Michael Mukasey and National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell. It was issued as lawmakers prepare to vote on legislation seeking to update a 1978 surveillance law without violating privacy rights.

"If the president is sent a bill that does not provide the U.S. intelligence agencies the tools they need to protect the nation, the president will veto the bill," wrote Mukasey and McConnell.
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Go ahead and veto it idiot!

What you going to do?
Cause another 9/11?
Brat!!

Gerald said...

DEN, those may be the choices but I have to be true to myself. I have said that I will be voting for a woman in 2008. The only candidate running is Cynthia McKinney. I voted for Gore in 00 and Kerry in 04 and my vote did not count because the Nazis stole the elections. Yet, I still voted my conscience. My motto is, "To Thy Ownself Be True."

I have tried to find the conversation between Ray McGovern and Cynthia McKinney but I cannot link it. If you can find it, please help me. Thank you!

Gerald said...

My wife was listening to the radio, probably NPR. She heard that people are not buying goods and services. There must be much insecurity out there and there should be with Hitler Bush as president. She also heard that our Nazi armed services are finding less and less cannon fodder to fight the Hitler Bush wars of choice. Surprise, surprise!!! Peole are unwilling to serve their country because people CANNOT TRUST HITLER BUSH. Let's be honest with each other!!! Hitler Bush is a psycho who is addicted to wars. Here is this chickenshit lowlife slimeball enamored with mass murders, torture, and crimes against humanity and he nexpects stupid Americans to follow him into hell. Hitler Bush is an A-HOLE!!!

Gerald said...

My wife was listening to the radio, probably NPR. She heard that people are not buying goods and services. There must be much insecurity out there and there should be with Hitler Bush as president. She also heard that our Nazi armed services are finding less and less cannon fodder to fight the Hitler Bush wars of choice. Surprise, surprise!!! Peole are unwilling to serve their country because people CANNOT TRUST HITLER BUSH. Let's be honest with each other!!! Hitler Bush is a psycho who is addicted to wars. Here is this chickenshit lowlife slimeball enamored with mass murders, torture, and crimes against humanity and he nexpects stupid Americans to follow him into hell. Hitler Bush is an A-HOLE!!!

Gerald said...

For some reason I have double linked comments.

THE HITLER BUSH TRAGEDY

Gerald said...

The Bushes are notoriously averse to psychoanalysis. However, Weisberg convincingly demonstrates the Oedipal dimension that is at the heart of the unraveling of forty-three’s presidency and ultimately the Bush dynasty. Put simply, the younger Bush has defined himself in opposition to his father, the forty-first president, to a virtually pathological degree. Whereas the elder Bush was patient, prudent, and civil to a fault the younger Bush cultivated the opposite qualities; he would be brash, impetuous, and confrontational.

Bush Jr. has been haunted by the specter of his successful father for most of his adult life. However, Bush the younger was convinced that his father was a failed president because he failed to capitalize on his success in the Gulf War, failed to finish off Saddam, and failed to be reelected to a second term. Finishing the job his father started but didn’t complete – ousting Saddam for good – would paradoxically allow George Jr. to slay his father’s enemy and thereby exceed his father as well. Bush may not have been cognizant of such dynamics, but advisors like Dick Cheney certainly exploited them.

Gerald said...

Weisberg effectively lays to rest any notion that Bush will someday be vindicated by posterity. Perhaps his successors will manage to mitigate the still grim situation in Iraq, but the magnitude of Bush’s mismanagement and misjudgments virtually insure that future historians will compare him to the arrogant and incompetent Andrew Johnson, rather than Harry Truman. Ironically, Bush himself probably believes that he will join the ranks of great wartime leaders such as Lincoln, F.D.R. and his hero Winston Churchill. Tragically, Bush believes stirring rhetoric, eternal optimism, and unbending will are alone sufficient to insure success. Bush has many shortcomings, but his inability to match means and ends is arguably his greatest fault.

Churchill instinctively knew this in a way that Bush does not. The Old Lion once said that a democratic people could face any adversity, provided they believed their leaders were leveling with them and not living in a fool’s paradise. Reading Weisberg it’s easy to come a way with the feeling that Bush has too many tragic flaws to enumerate. But I think one can argue that Bush’s greatest failing is that he lost the confidence of the American people because he lacked the wherewithal not only to tell the truth, but to even recognize it.

HITLER BUSH WILL GO DOWN AS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CANNOT TRUST HIM. THE PEOPLE HAVE NO TRUST IN A DEMENTED, DERANGED, AND DEMONIC PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL LIAR.

Gerald said...

Here is another reason why I cannot trust Hitler Bush!!! Hitler Bush is destroying our environment and planet.


To Save Our Earth... Creatively

Biologist and environmentalist John Todd has created “eco-machines” which use nature, not toxic chemicals, to convert waste water into pure water. There’s one in South Burlington, Vermont, which is open to visitors.

Eighteen interconnected steel tanks hold ceiling-grazing reeds, banana plants, ginger, calla lilies and water hyacinths; Japanese Koi and native bait fish; and bottom-dwelling freshwater clams and mussels. Each day this “eco-machine” transforms 80,000 gallons of waste water – sewage – into clean water.

Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute says, “Todd and his colleagues have transformed our view of wastewater from a noxious nuisance – to be (treated) with poisons to a resource.”

How can you change an environmental problem into potential? Begin with those breakfast coffee grounds, eggshells and banana skins. Composted they will become next year’s garden soil.

Make concern for our world a way of life.

It is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. (1 Corinthians 4:2)

God, inspire and encourage our efforts to be responsible stewards of Creation.

STEWARDS OF OUR PLANET MUST BE TRUSTWORTHY!!!

DEN said...

Gerald, Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.mtrnews.com.
for:Ray McGovern and Cynthia McKinney

David B. Benson said...

Snowing like mad here.

Earlier today the WSU Facilities Operations guys were using jeeps to severely push back snow piles from the edges of sidewalks. Looks to me they expect a lot more snow.

The weathre prediction is about 3 inches today and the same tomorrow. That will add up to enough accumulation to tie or beat the local records of the last 40 years.

But in 1968 it snowed 4 feet! Hope that doesn't happen...

David B. Benson said...

Quit for awhile after less than 2 cm.

Nonetheless, I need to go shovel out the rest of the walkway, just in case...

Carey said...

Poor David.

Gerald, be true to yourself all you want. Just make your vote count by voting wisely. Den counsels you correctly.

Absolutely correctly. Compromise with yourself a little, we all have to.

Here we go, it's after five.

DEN said...

Right now it is a numbers game.

He with the most votes wins.

Get behind the top Dem, if everyone does, the amount of votes overall will be much larger defying anyone to rig machines, it just would not matter with a massive turnout.

Vote for the leading candidate with the least baggage, and who won't screw stuff up worse.

I voted for Nader!

DEN said...

Corvair Hater Nader

NOT!!!!!!

DEN said...

Hey Results are in, Ole Hill won some, BIG O won some, MacPain won some and Romney won some and so did HucKKKabee, he won some too.

Everyones a WINNER!!

Carey said...

Hajji will be happy. Obama took Georgia. Yipee!

Hajji said...

Hajji...Happy, Hopeful...and...

EX-Freeekin' SAUSTED!!!

Film at 11...

Watch Conn. Watch Cali. Watch Missouri.

Good folks, here in Augusta...I talked with each and every one!

-T

DEN said...

For the very latest results MSNBC Click on "Super Dashboard" midt top of page.Live streaming video too.

DEN said...

YAWN! BAC-N-DA-AM! Keep counting, I'll tell ya when to quit.

Carey said...

Happy for Hajji.

Interesting results so far, it's a race, that's for sure.

Looking like Hill will take Calif, I think. Hmmm. Too much to ask, I reckon.

Clinton did sooooo well in Mass. Howard Fineman is saying that's because a Kennedy opinion/endorsement (of Obama) doesn't count for much anymore. Oh really, which Kennedy? Thousands of them endorsed people.

He meant it was a generational thing but then grasped he couldn't take his notion any further since Obama represents generational chage. Fineman realized his mistake mid-sentence. A definite senior moment, the poor thing, on camera and all. This was early on in the evening.

That sort of embarrassment happens to everyone. Especially when excitement abounds.

Carey said...

It is dead even in the delegate count, estimated by Chuck Todd.

Oh my God, it is dead even.

Unreal.

Gerald said...

DEN, thank you for the info!!!

Carey, I want a woman president. California is a goofy state in counting delegates. A person can win the popular vote and still lose delegates.

Alan said...

Something funny I seen tonight...
on MSNBC, a panel was discussing the results... Rachel Maddow, Norah (forgot her last name), some guy I see alot but can't think of his name... when they panned from some angles, you could see each one of them had a laptop they were 'working from'. The last guy on the panel? Sitting there working from a standard yellow-sheet legal pad was Pat Buchanan. LOL These repugs, their blathering idiots and their ideas are stale and outdated.

Gerald said...

We have to show the American People that war is not patriotic.
– Justin Raimondo

Alan said...

K, I didn't really keep up with the voting. Been watching MMA instead. But... if I heard 'em right, Obama won more states (12 or 13 to 8 or 9), but Hillary got more delegates.

Gerald said...

A Pre-election Attack on Iran!!!

Gerald said...

The pundits were on target. Obama will win 15 states and Hillary will win 8 states. This was the prediction before the voting.

Gerald said...

Bring God Into Your Life

Do you have days when you need someone to talk with? Making your relationship with God a greater part of your life can help you. Kathy Trocolli, author of Live Like You Mean It, has these suggestions:

Put aside that consuming “to do” list and try to simply be: be still, be willing, be patient.
Talk to God, the One who knows you best, God, frequently and in your own language.
Ask what your attitude and face say to others – are you feast or famine for another’s soul?
Ask God to reveal Himself in who you are now, without regard to your personal agenda.
Walk with God daily. Your life will be a sweet adventure.

I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be My people. I am... God who brought you out of... Egypt... and made you walk erect. (Leviticus 26:12-13)

Merciful Savior, help us, You and me, to walk together every day, all day.

Alan said...

Wow, tornadoes. Deadly ones.

Gerald said...

Voting is very personal and gut wrenching. In America there are so many factors and issues that need to be assessed. Voting is not an easy process and that is why I am upset with people who vote only on one and two issues. It may make a person feel good because he voted for Hitler Bush who claims to to be pro-life but in reality he is a mass murderer and a war criminal.

Gerald said...

Here in my part of Michigan it is sleeting. Sleeting is very troubling for drivers. I pray for safe and careful driving on the roads.

Gerald said...

I am glad that Erling made some comments. I also hope that other persons from around the world would also comment. We need a worldly perspective of what is going on. I have read that Hitler Bush is totally disliked throughout the world. How can anyone love a mass murderer and a war criminal?

Gerald said...

Military Balance report sees "willpower gap" in NATO over conflicts

London (dpa) - The current military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan will have long-term implications for US defence strategy as Washington will find it increasingly difficult to recruit allies for extended campaigns, a key defence analysis report said Tuesday.

"In the past it was the technological and doctrinal gap between the US and its NATO allies that was at the centre of anxious transatlantic debate, now it is the willpower and capacity gap that is striking," concluded the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in its Military Balance 2008 report.

The next NATO summit in April would therefore be dominated by the question of whether the alliance can muster the military forces and political commitments to match its expansive strategy vision, the IISS said.

The report acknowledged that Washington's military surge policy in Iraq had "clearly" delivered results in and around Baghdad, accompanied by a "substantive reduction in the activities of sectarian death squads and al-Qaeda mass casualty bombings."

However, progress on the political front in Iraq had been "insubstantial," the report concluded.

For Afghanistan, the IISS predicts an intensification of the counter-insurgency campaign, as the Afghan army remains below strength and the police is "corrupt and poorly trained," concluded the IISS.

"We can expect more," said the report about future attacks by the insurgency. "The insurgency is given impetus by the instability in Pakistan," it said.

Gerald said...

Read It and Weep