Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sara Jane Olson (aka Kathleen Soliah), former member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, was released from prison in Chowchilla, California, yesterday. She avoided police and authorities for nearly a quarter of a century after bombing two Los Angeles police cars in 1975:
Olson should make sure to thank the liberal state of the California penal system, co-signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for her early release. Amazing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After serving six years in prison for trying to bomb police cars in the 1970s, former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson has been released on parole and reunited with the family she hid with for years.
Olson, 61, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, walked out of the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla on Monday, state Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Sessa said.
In 2001, Olson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to bomb Los Angeles police cars in 1975 with the SLA, the urban guerrilla group best known for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. She vanished soon after she was charged and reinvented herself as a Minnesota housewife.
Olson later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1975 shooting death of a customer during a bank robbery in Carmichael, near Sacramento. She was serving a concurrent, six-year sentence in that case.
Sessa said Thursday that Olson earned time for good behavior and "wasn't treated any differently than anybody else." He declined to discuss terms of her parole, citing security concerns.
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Remember, this guy was once the GOP front-runner running on a platform that included being a "fiscal conservative":
What a con artist.
In a campaign finance filing today, monitored by The Times' Dan Morain, Giuliani discloses that he raised a total of $64.94 million for his campaign and spent $56.95 million on the ill-fated candidacy that collapsed after his Florida loss without a single election victory at the end of January.
In fact, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas beat the New Yorker in a couple of places, winning more delegates with less money and, as we reported here this morning, still having more than $5 million cash in hand and not a single cent of debt as of Feb. 29.
For that nearly $57 million Giuliani won a single delegate in Nevada, actually one delegate since we don't know his/her marital status.
In today's filing with the Federal Election Commission, Giuliani discloses....that he still has $3.1 million in debt, including $151,000 owed to Giuliani Security, the security firm he founded, and $65,000 to Giuliani Partners, another of his enterprises.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Hillary shill Taylor Marsh proves that she's as desperate to win as her leader, mentor, guru, lord and savior.
Yet another racist smear from the Hillary camp and their supporters, but no one should be surprised by this, they just can't help themselves. Defending Geraldine Ferraro, claiming that Obama only won South Carolina because he's black (after Hillary once led SC amongst Black voters by 15%), all-of-a-sudden caring about voters in two states their Hillary dismissed back in September, one can only laugh out loud at this stuff. Funny too how Marsh uses the "I've never crossed the street" argument in the same vein of whites folks who claim that they couldn't possibly be racist because they have black friends. As if it couldn't be possible for some white folks to still hold prejudices against Blacks. Of course, unlike Marsh, I've lived in NYC all my life and can tell you all too well of episodes involving white women say, clutching their purses or passing a seat up on the subway seat at the sight of a big, black man. Most whites aren't that way, but some are. And that's the point Obama was trying to make about his grandmother. Any idiot or non-Hillary shill could see that. Of course, the idea that Obama would diss half his racial make-up (he is after all biracial) is beyond stupid in of itself, but when you're as desperate, shameless, exploitative and just utterly bitter as the Billary shills are, you'll do or anything to win.
If Rev. Wright didn't do Obama in, this comment should.
"... .. The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know there's a reaction that's been been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it. ... .." - Senator Barack Obama
Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton said someone was a "typical black person?" Seriously, Barack Obama basically called all white people racist. You know, because when us typical white folk walk down the street and see an African American coming our way we run to the other side of the road.
Is this guy kidding? Back in the late 1970s, early 1980s, I lived on 95th and Columbus in New York City; long before it went chique. I took a subway from 42nd Street to get home after working on Broadway late at night. I walked home from the subway alone. I rode with African Americans, walked down the street past midnight in an area that wasn't near safe, with African Americans walking beside me and behind me. I'm a whitey white Scots-Irish broad and I was never afraid of an African American coming towards me, and never once crossed the street.
Mr. Hope, Mr. Uniter has finally revealed himself further. There's a reason he didn't distance himself from Rev. Wright. There's also a reason that Obama's team pounced on Ferraro and everyone else making any comment at all. Senator Obama now admits he sees racism whenever a white person is speaking on the subject of the racial divide in this country.
How in the world the Democratic party, represented by Barack Obama as our nominee, thinks he's going to get blue collar votes by basically calling white people racist is beyond me. There's prejudice going round but it isn't coming from people challenging Senator Obama, who are being pounced on for calling him out. I know a racist dog whistle when I hear one and this beauty from Obama is it. Racism works both ways.
President Bush marked the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war on Wednesday by calling the debate over the conflict "understandable" but insisting that a continued U.S. presence there is crucial.Listen, forget the crazy loons long protesting for an end to the war. They're antics are tired and frankly they bore me. The surge is clearly working and as a longstanding, working democracy we have a moral responsibility to ensure that Iraq has a future, but even the few sane-thinking liberals out there make a just point when they ask about the Iraqi Government's responsibility to itself. We've been in Iraq for 5 years now and only a few number of 18 benchmarks have been met, at that rate we'll be in Iraq for another 20-25 years . . . at least (or is that already the plan?). And that's where President Bush misses the boat. As the initiator of this war, his administration needs to continue with war on terror, but also make it a point in pressuring the Maliki administration to reach its goals, instead of trying to do everything for them.
"The answers are clear to me," Bush said in a speech at the Pentagon five years from the day the war began in 2003.
"Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision, and this is a fight America can and must win."
Almost 4,000 American troops have died in the war, a painful toll that Bush acknowledged."No one would argue that this war has not come at a high cost in lives and treasure, but those costs are necessary when we consider the cost of a strategic victory for our enemies in Iraq," the president said.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The 11,046 pages of daily schedules released by the Clinton Presidential Library show that her days became filled with the more traditional, ceremonial events attended by first ladies instead of policy meetings after Congress in 1994 killed her plan to guarantee every American access to health insurance.
In campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton says the experience she gained in her husband's administration prepared her to be president on ``day one.'' Clinton, a New York senator, argues that her travel and meetings with foreign leaders give her a deeper foreign-policy resume than Democratic rival Barack Obama. She has questioned the Illinois senator's fitness to be commander in chief.
The schedules were made public today in response to a lawsuit by the advocacy group Judicial Watch.
On Tuesday night's "Hardball", Chris Matthews praised the current Democratic frontrunner's speech on race as "Worthy of Abraham Lincoln," and also claimed it bypassed Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" address as the "best speech ever given on race in this country." Of Barack Obama's speech in Philadelphia today, Matthews went on to declare: "I think this is the kind of speech I think first graders should see, people in the last year of college should see before they go out in the world. This should be, to me, an American tract."
The following comments from Matthews on Obama's speech occurred on the March 18 edition of MSNBC's "Hardball":
CHRIS MATTHEWS OPENING THE SHOW: A divide as American as the Grand Canyon, a speech worthy of Abraham Lincoln. Let's play Hardball!
MATTHEWS: Did Barack Obama distance himself enough from Reverend Wright? Did he calm the fears of the white voter? How did the speech play? We'll have much more on this momentous day and what I personally view as the best speech ever given on race in this country. One that went beyond "I have a dream," to "I have lived the dream but have also lived in this country."
And that's where Chris Matthews' idiocy, in comparing Obama's speech to Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, comes in. Matthews, like many other folks caught up in Obamamania, fail to see that at the end of day Barack Obama is still a politician. Dr. King wasn't a politician, far from it. Dr. King was a Christian man who lived and died for what he believed in. He was a man that truly loved America as well as the ideals that motivated America's founders. He wasn't cynical about America and he didn't claim the founding ideals of America were misguided or unrealistic or unworkable or impractical somehow. Dr. King believed in freedom for all and thanks to his Christian roots, he was brave enough to say so during one of the most racially turbulent eras of this country. Dr. King didn't make racism an issue when it was convenient, he dedicated his whole life to fighting ignorance, misinformation and prejudices that have been passed down in America for decades. Barack Obama is not Martin Luther King Jr., nor should he ever be mentioned in the same sentence.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Bill Clinton Whines: Media 'Mugging' Me On Race
New York Governor David Paterson & Wife Admit To Extramarital Affairs
Florida Democrats Will Not Be Doing Any Do-Over Primaries
Barack Obama To Hold Major Speech On Race Tuesday
Media Silent On The Myth Of "Safe Sex"
CBS Has Barack's Back: Rev. Wright's Words Compared To Jesus
Gay Ex-Gov Jim McGreevey Claims He Had Threesomes With Wife
Paul McCartney Ordered To Pay Almost $50mil To Ex-Wife
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Above is the cover of Madonna's new album Hard Candy. Now I'm all for women getting their sexy on at any age, but this is downright whorish. Wasn't it Muhammad Ali who once said "The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." I mean, does this wife and mother of two kids even still sell records carrying on like a ho?