I didn’t see it, I did not see it, dammit I missed it! I cannot believe that I missed the final press conference for President Bush this morning. I wanted to catch it, but I just didn’t. Things were busy around the rhino hacienda this morning and kept me moving, but i have caught bits and pieces edited on the news here and there. Here it is for ya, in it’s entirety. All 47:04 of it. I haven’t heard it all but I’ll be listening to it as I write this. Thanks to C-Span for this. Enjoy!
I, Democrat though I am, am completely surprised that I agree with President Bush’s Position on the Gaza/Israel war. Except the part that this particular Administration has advanced the cause of peace in the region. THAT is a laughable concept from it’s base to it’s apex and everywhere in between.
The man though is clueless about Katrina. And Iraq. But we knew that going in.
Next up: Madoff stays under house arrest.
This is insane. Bernie Madoff clearly broke the rules imposed by the court on his freedom of movement, by sending items to relatives and friends, in direct violation of his bond. This man stole a vast majority of $50,000,000,000 in the biggest ponzi scheme on earth and after sending expensive items, if i remember correctly worth over a million dollars, and he still remains in house arrest in an apartment that is worth Millions of dollars in the lap of luxury. Someone needs to fry this freak’s balls in boiling oil, for screwing people far and wide of that much money, and he’s not doing time? WTF is that about? If you or I so much as stole a twinkie and then violated any portion of a court ordered agreement, we’d be doing 30 days in the hole. No question about that.
So why is Bernie free? One has to (OK I have to) openly wonder whether a man as obviously corrupt as Madoff may be influencing the justices and other members of the court. I’m sure he’s not destitute if he can afford the digs he’s in right now, and from what I hear they are still trying to figure out where all the money is.
Missing Billions + unusual decisions by the court in Bernie’s favor may = Madoff paying someone off.
Do I have proof? No, but I don’t need proof, I need to know that there is justice somewhere in this case, and Madoff sitting in his multi-million dollar penthouse tells me that something is fishy here. If I were a reporter with some newspaper, I would be watching the judges and everyone else involved here. Hell, though I am just a free citizen, I am moved to look into this myself, with mine own eyes. Someone needs to keep an eye on these bums. And I don’t mean just Bernie.
That’s it for the Anti-Bernie rant. Next up, The Illinois junior senator gets a seat.
It’s Official, Roland Burris will be the junior senator from the great state of Illinois. Jesse White, The Illinois Secretary of State sent a letter to the senate, affirming Sen. Burris’ stature as a legal and rightful senator from the state of Illinois, and it has been accepted by both Senate majority leader Harry Reid and Illinois senior senator Dick Durbin.
It really is good to see that Illinois now has the full compliment of senators it is supposed to have. It was clearly a harder row to hoe for Mister Burris than most senators go through, it must be gratifying to finally get the post that he was legally and rightfully given by the governor of his state. Just because Blago is corrupt does not mean his pick for senate will be. Good Luck Sen. Burris, now get to work.
And while New York does have two for the moment, that will not be the case for long, with Sen. Clinton moving up to S.O.S., and I would like to hear my governor, David Patterson, make a choice for senator from the great state of New York. Andrew Cuomo, Carolyn Kennedy, Me, somebody dammit!!
And yes, that does mean that I would like Governor Patterson to think of me as a potential candidate for the post. America NEEDS a Rhino running wild in the Senate to shake things up a bit. :-)
One personal note. I don’t like to talk about this stuff too much anymore, but I am back running everyday again, hence the running in the title. The reason I don’t like talking about it is simple. Every time in the last 16 months that I have spoken about “being a runner” again, or being happy being back on the trail, something happens and I get laid up again. I’ve run as many days as i possibly could, but have yet to run more than 4 miles. I haven’t run faster than 8:00 minute mile average, which is slow, for me, but which is about the best I can do right now, given I’m just starting out and it’s not exactly warm out there. I am doing night running now, having done it twice in the last few days after not doing it for at least 3 years. If you want to know how my running is going, look me up on facebook, I’m posting my numbers there. Look me up under my real name, Michael Walsh.
I’m almost done. A metal video, a few quotes and I am done.
Another one of those album cover only Metal Viddy’s. Ozzy. I Don’t Know. Enjoy:
That’s all Folks! Later!
Today’s Nuggets, Via Newspeak: Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error… They are the natural enemies of error, and of error only… If [free enquiry] be restrained now, the present corruptions will be protected, and new ones encouraged. Thomas Jefferson
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. William Pitt