Monday, June 16, 2008

Iran and nukes

Over on UrgentAgenda William Katz asks a "guestion of the week."

This week it was:

What should the American response be if Iran announces it has the atomic bomb, or if we have unquestioned proof that it does?

And here is the best answer ever.

What should the American response be if Iran announces
it has the atomic bomb, or if we have unquestioned proof that it does?

Nuke. Rinse. Repeat.

Andy B.

And more unknown scandals

Want a double dip??

Vinod Gupta is the head of InfoUSA, a database company. Under Gupta's leadership, the company has showered money on Bill and Hillary Clinton. In fact, as Ronald Kessler at NewsMax notes, Gupta caused InfoUSA to pay former president Clinton $2.1 million in "consulting fees" since he left the White House, with another $1.2 million promised. Gupta reportedly has also spent roughly $1 million of company funds to provide corporate jet flights for the Clintons.

The company now faces a shareholder lawsuit alleging that Gupta is appropriating company funds for personal use and his political pet projects. According to the Weekly Standard's Scrapbook, one of Gupta's pet personnel projects is a yacht staffed by an all female crew. No wonder Gupta and Bill Clinton get along so well.

Now, Kessler reports that InfoUSA has placed Speaker Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi Jr., on its payroll even though he has no experience in the company's main business activities. According to Kessler's report, Paul Pelosi has been brought on board (the company, not the yacht as far as we know) as a Senior Vice President. His salary is $180,000. The hiring occurred a few weeks after Nancy Pelosi became House Speaker.

Even as he holds this position with Gupta's company, Paul Pelosi continues another full-time job, as a home loan officer at Countrywide Home Loans in San Mateo, California. Although InfoUSA is based in Omaha, Pelosi says he reports to a small InfoUSA office in San Mateo.

Now where did I just hear about Countrywide Home Loans??? Oh yeah. Democrat Senators Dodd and Conrad got sweetheart deals.

And the MSM claims they aren't

in the tank for the Demos..

Both Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Kent Conrad, chairman of the Senate Budget committee, also got special below-market mortgages from Countrywide Financial, all arranged by Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo. Other recipients of a "Friends of Angelo" program that waived points, lender fees and company borrowing rules were former Bush HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, and former Clinton cabinet officers Donna Shalala and Richard Holbrooke.

Conde Nast Portfolio says Senator Dodd received two loans through the program in 2003, saving him about $70,000 in fees. His wife told Portfolio that two other lenders had also offered comparable interest rates. Senator Conrad borrowed money to refinance his vacation home and saved at least $10,000. He told Portfolio: "I never asked for, expected or was aware of any special treatment."

How much have you heard about the above? Little to none. Look. Dodd is on the BANKING commuttee? See the connection? And the excuse.... I didn't know.. Hey, Libby didn't know yet they destroyed him... But now Conrad and Dodd KNOW.

I wonder when they will give back the money?


And do you remember this?

But Abramoff didn't work just with Republicans. He oversaw a team of two dozen lobbyists at the law firm Greenberg Traurig that included many Democrats. Moreover, the campaign contributions that Abramoff directed from the tribes went to Democratic as well as Republican legislators.

Among the biggest beneficiaries were Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrats, including Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.) and Harry M. Reid (Nev.), the top two Senate Democrats at the time, Richard A. Gephardt (Mo.), then-leader of the House Democrats, and the two lawmakers in charge of raising funds for their Democratic colleagues in both chambers, according to a Washington Post study. Reid succeeded Daschle as Democratic leader after Daschle lost his Senate seat last November.

Probably not, but I bet you remember the claims that Bush was associated with, etc.


Monday Monday

Here is your new ride to work. Pick it up at your new cow dealer at lunch. I understand it gets 40 miles per bale.

Isn't it udderly beautiful?

(Thanks to whoever sent me this.. and 30 lashes to me for forgetting.. but I am a ROF you know.)