Friday, 19 October 2007
FYI - Based on various avenues of advice and input I have done some surgery
on the ten right wing links this blog provides.
Gone are Anklebitingpundits, Instapundit and Neal Boortz. Added are National Review, Newsbusters and Power
There is nothing wrong with the three I removed, it's just that, all things
considered, these three are better.
TED KENNEDY'S ENVIRONMENTALISM
Perhaps you know about this fight, because it has been going on for years.
But perhaps you don't because it is too embarrassing to Ted Kennedy for much of
the media to talk about it.
Anyway, here it is, from Reuters:.
Cape Cod Commission denies Cape Wind
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Cape Cod Commission in
Massachusetts Thursday denied Cape Wind's application to bury electric cables
needed to connect its proposed 420-megawatt offshore wind farm in the Nantucket
Sound to the state power grid.
Cape Wind said in a release that it would
challenge the Commission decision. The Cape Cod Commission is a local
organization created by the state in 1990 to manage growth and protect Cape
Cod's natural resources.
Sen. Ted Kennedy and many residents who own
coastal property from where they could see the wind turbines on a clear day
oppose the project along with some environmental groups concerned about
disrupting the patterns of migratory birds and the potential effect on local sea
The project's supporters, who include other
environmental groups, meanwhile claim it would provide renewable energy, improve
air quality, lower electricity costs and increase the reliability of the power
Although the wind farm would be located in federal
waters, the transmission lines connecting the project to the grid crosses land
controlled by state and local authorities.
The Commission said it did not have enough
information to make a decision. Local papers said Cape Wind could offer to
provide more information to the Commission or appeal to the state to override
the local authorities, or both.
"The Commission's denial based, not on the merits
but, on claims that Cape Wind provided insufficient information does not square
with the record," Jim Gordon, president of Cape Wind, said in a release.
Well, you can't say Kennedy is not into preservation. He has managed to
preserve his view of the water at the cost of environmentally safe,
clean, renewable energy for everyone else. I'm sure his similarly
mega-rich neighbors are all toasting him tonight with the finest champagne.
Oh, yeah, he managed to get a few environmental groups (a minority, thank god
- most didn't cave in) to barf out something about migratory birds.
If you believe that, look for the toothie fairy among those birds.
Kennedy has spent a lifetime living like a king off of money someone else
made. That, and lecturing us on how we should behave as he
gluttonizes his life away on mansions, private jets and myriad other
affectations of wealth and privilege people like you and me will never get a
This is his latest hypocrisy. How do you like it?
MORE ON RANDI RHODES (AND, I HOPE THE LAST WE HEAR ABOUT IT)
No one is covering the randi rhodes circus anywhere near as well as Brian
Maloney, of www.radioequalizer.blogspot.com.
Here is his latest blog on the subject:.
Randi Rhodes Speaks About
Non-Mugging, Raises New Questions
Randi's Inconsistent Explanation Defies
Now that Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes
has returned to the airwaves, at least one mystery has been solved: we know why
her lawyer was in charge of making press statements.
That's because as
soon as Randi opened her mouth on yesterday's show, new questions instantly
began to emerge.
In this exclusive, Radio Equalizer- created video, listen as
Randi digs a deep, deep hole for herself:
but herself for the events that transpired, with special venom reserved
for the press, Rhodes only deepened the confusion surrounding her accident. Here
are questions we'd like answered:
Why did she send an email to Air America
staffers claiming to have been mugged if there was no indication one had
Why has host Jon Elliot been forced to
apologize for simply relaying Randi's note to network listeners? Is he the fall
guy for her dishonesty?
Since there was never any evidence to support
an attack claim, why did she even suggest this possibility in a way she knew
would reach the press?
Why won't she tell us how much she'd had to
drink before she'd stepped out of the Irish pub?
And perhaps most importantly, why doesn't it
bother her that the phony mugging story was quickly turned into a chance to beat
up on conservatives, who were actually blamed for the
explanation of events given during a seven-minute opening segment
yesterday simply doesn't hold water, especially her reason for initially telling
others it was a mugging. Rhodes claims doctors told her she might have been
attacked because they couldn't find any evidence she'd fainted.
shred of real evidence to back that up,
why make a statement like that? And if she did feel there had been an attack,
then why not call the police at once?
Funny enough, in between complaining about the
media presence outside her apartment building, Rhodes wonders aloud why her
condition didn't generate more sympathy from others. Memo to Randi: try telling
the truth next time, it will do wonders for what's left of your credibility.
This is at best a weak attempt at cover- your-
What a sorry spectacle. The only saving grace is that
so few people listen to air america, that this probably won't have much of an
I'm sorry if Ms. Rhodes has drinking and/or drug
problems. I don't wish that on anyone and certainly would not do so
because I disagree with someone's political views. But that does not give
her license to lie about a supposed mugging. This is more than just
political rhetoric, this affects other people and costs taxpayer money for
Maybe keith olbermann, who
shares virtually all of Ms. Rhodes' views, can do a feature on this bait and
switch circus. Count on it happening about two days after hell freezes
THE IGNORANCE OF THE TODAY SHOW VIEWER
I suppose the title of this blog comes across as an insult to people who view
the Today show. But I don't mean it that way. I mean it as an insult
- a very well earned and well deserved insult - to the Today show itself.
Let me explain.
Today is the most watched morning show on TV. Millions and millions of
people, mostly women I would think, put it on each morning. And many
people, probably millions, rely on Today for their news.
This puts a special responsibility on the Today show. If it provides
the news fairly and accurately it makes Today viewers
knowledgeable. If it provides the news one-sidedly and inaccurately
it makes Today viewers ignorant.
Simply stated, the Today show presents the news one-sidedly and
inaccurately. Very especially the political news. Let me give you a
couple of examples:
-Norman Hsu. Norman Hsu is the convicted swindler and fugitive
from justice who gave millions of dollars in dirty money to the
Democratic party - at least some of it (probably a ton of it) by
funneling donations illegally through third parties.
Hillary Clinton appears to be the single biggest beneficiary of this dirty
money. It is estimated that about $850,000 was given to her by
When the Jack Abramoff scandal broke, and it turned out that about 2/3 of
the dirty money he dispensed went to Republicans, Today couldn't stop
reporting on it. Weeks of major stories, features, panel discussions,
etc. Names named. No mercy.
But when Hillary Clinton gets far more money than any individual got from
Abramoff, and the source is someone who gave exclusively to Democrats?
Today gave it the "couple of days and out" treatment. I doubt that many
people who rely on Today for news even remember the name Norman Hsu, let alone
what he did and how Hillary Clinton benefitted.
-The law firm of Milberg Weiss. Milberg Weiss is a law firm
neck-deep in charges of fraud and bribery. It also has contributed over
$7,000,000.00. To Democrats. That's right. No typo. SEVEN
MILLION DOLLARS. For their money, Milberg Weiss got favored-nation
status from the Democratic party, particularly as relates to
the class action suits they ran, the ones that made them so much money
they could give truckloads of it to their Democratic benefactors.
According to the New York Times (which ain't exactly an enemy of the
Milberg Weiss reaped billions of dollars in
legal fees over four decades as the acknowledged king of class action
lawsuits, which accused executives of misleading investors with erroneous
financial statements or some other fraud. According to the indictment, the New
York-based firm ran a racketeering enterprise that collected a quarter
billion dollars in 250 cases in which people were paid secret kickbacks for
serving as plaintiffs. .
The Times continues.....
In addition to the kickback charges in the
Milberg Weiss case, federal agents have investigated accusations that the firm
funneled campaign contributions through plaintiffs and expert witnesses in the
1990s, said two lawyers familiar with the inquiry. The guilty plea entered by
Mr. Lerach hinted at that, but it also specified that prosecutors would not
pursue campaign finance violations, in exchange for Mr. Lerachs admission
that he had conspired to obstruct justice by concealing the
Beyond campaign contributions, Milberg Weiss
became deeply ingrained in the financial firmament of the Democratic Party in
other ways. Members of the firm gave $500,000 toward construction of a new
Democratic National Committee headquarters, and some became partners in a private
investment venture with several prominent Democrats. They included former
Senator Robert G. Torricelli of New Jersey, who is a fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton, and Leonard
Barrack, a Philadelphia trial lawyer who was once the national fund-raising
chairman for the Democratic Party..
You can read the entire unbelievably scandalous story right here.
Just scroll back to yesterday's blogs, or link to http://www.hopelesslypartisan.com/item_1588.htm.
Importantly, every major Democratic candidate has taken money, and
plenty of it, from these paragons of virtue. And if you're wondering how
a couple of them are reacting to the scandal, here is one more snippet from
the Times story:.
A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton said her
presidential campaign did not intend to return the contribution from Mr.
Weiss. A spokesman for the Obama campaign, whose Milberg Weiss contributions
came from lawyers not directly involved in the kickback scandal, declined to
So tell me, do you think there is a story in here somewhere? Do you
think there is a very big story? A huge story? A story that could
not possibly be buried by any media venue that provides news about the
Well, guess who has not done a word about this since the story broke in the
Times (they've had two days to talk about it now)?
The Today show, that's who.
When people decide which candidate and/or which party they intend to vote
for, I hope they make the most informed decision possible.
But the Today show is clearly insuring that its viewers make their decisions
from the standpoint of ignorance. As I have shown you, Today is doing
what it can to make sure Democrats get as many votes as possible, and they are
doing it by burying negative stories about Democrats. Plain and
I suppose I should expect this. The news and commentary arms of NBC and
its affiliated station MSNBC are comprised vastly of former Democrats who are
supposed to provide neutral reportage. Like Brian Williams (Jimmy Carter
intern), Chris Matthews (Tip O'neill's chief of staff), Tim Russert (he and his
father were Democratic operatives in Buffalo NY), and so on and so on and so
I'm just blogging here. I can't stop the Today show or a mammoth like NBC
from manipulating its viewers. But I can try to educate my readers that it
And I hope I've done this....Today.
LIMBAUGH SMEAR LETTER UPDATE
The bidding ends at 1:00PM Eastern Time today. But as of right
now? The idiotic "condemnation" letter against Rush Limbaugh, signed by 41
Democratic senators and members in good standing of the DCC (Democratic Clown
College), is bid at.........
As you know by now, Mr. Limbaugh is going to match the total.
This means over $4,000,000 will be generated for the fund which goes to education expenses
for the families of fallen marines and law enforcement officers.
The DCC members who signed their idiotic condemnation have been asked
to match this...maybe even toss in a sawbuck or two. Not a peep out of
And the Today show, which we put on each morning? They have not
seen fit to report any of this. People who count on Today for news don't
have a clue that this is happening.
Media bias? Naaaaaahhhhhhhh
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COLUMBIA NOOSE STORY?
Unless you read and view different major media than I do (and I read/view a
lot of it), it has been a week since we have had any news about the noose that
was hung on a Black professor's door at Columbia University Teacher's
The last we heard, Columbia U. had 56 hours of tape from 6 different cameras
which covered the area around that door. It stands to reason that those
cameras would have seen how the noose got there.
But, without explanation, Columbia refused to hand over the tapes to
police. Then, some time later (you'll pardon my skepticism, but after
enough time to edit those tapes) it finally did - again with no explanation of
their initial refusal.
Now it is a week later. There is no doubt that the tape has been
reviewed. So police must have knowledge of how the noose got there --
assuming it is still on the tapes, that is. But not a word from
This is starting to reek to the high heavens.
Where are our intrepid media on the apparent burying of this story, other
than complicitly abetting the burial?
When it looked like a racial incident they couldn't stop reporting it.
Now that there is no doubt that the police either saw what happened or saw that
what happened was spliced out? No interest at all.
You can do the math on this one. Right now it looks
THE LIMBAUGH SMEAR LETTER, FINAL BID
It's all over. The bidding at E-bay has ended.
The smear letter which condemned Rush Limbaugh for saying something
he did not say, and signed by all 41 members in good standing of the DCC
(Democratic Clown College), has been sold in E-bay for......
And since Mr. Limbaugh is matching it dollar for dollar, the amount
And now we add in all the pledges of all the DCC members combined and the
grand total is....
Whoops, that didn't change. Why? Because, between them, all 41
members of the Democratic Clown College did not match even one thin dime.
I'm elated that the organization this money is being given to, which provides
education to the families of fallen marines and law enforcement officers, can do
so much now that it couldn't before the DCCs smear letter.
Huge thanks' are in order for the bidder (I'm told her name is Betty Casey),
Rush Limbaugh for his creativity in taking this idiotic letter and auctioning it
off, and Rush Limbaugh again for his superseding philanthropy as he matches the
bid and therefore doubles the contribution.
And the DCC? I guess they felt their contribution ended with signing the smear
INCREDIBLE: ANOTHER HILLARY CLINTON MONEY SCANDAL
This has to be nearing critical mass.
Earlier this week the New York Times, one of hillary clinton's most stalwart
protectors, did its second major expos on a money scandal that goes directly to
her doorstep. First Norman Hsu, then Milberg Weiss.
Today, the Los Angeles Times, an equally stalwart defender of Ms. clinton,
has exposed another money scandal that goes straight to her.
Here it is (its long but you should see everything). As usual the bold
print is mine:.
An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for
The candidate's unparalleled
fundraising success relies largely on the least-affluent residents of New York's
Chinatown -- some of whom can't be tracked down.
By Peter Nicholas and Tom Hamburger
Times Staff Writers
October 19, 2007
NEW YORK Something
remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling
walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted apartment building with trash
bins clustered by the front door.
And again not too far away, at 88 E.
Broadway beneath the Manhattan bridge, where vendors chatter in Mandarin and
Fujianese as they hawk rubber sandals and bargain-basement
All three locations, along with scores of others
scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens,
Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower
money on one particular presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Dishwashers, waiters and others
whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets
for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into
Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known
for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000. When Sen. John F.
Kerry (D-Mass.) ran for president in 2004, he received $24,000 from
At this point in the presidential campaign cycle,
Clinton has raised more money than any candidate in history. Those dishwashers,
waiters and street stall hawkers are part of the reason. And Clinton's success
in gathering money from Chinatown's least-affluent residents stems from a
two-pronged strategy: mutually beneficial alliances with powerful groups, and
appeals to the hopes and dreams of people now consigned to the
Clinton has enlisted the aid of Chinese neighborhood
associations, especially those representing recent immigrants from Fujian
province. The organizations, at least one of which is a descendant of Chinatown
criminal enterprises that engaged in gambling and human trafficking, exert
enormous influence over immigrants. The associations help them with everything
from protection against crime to obtaining green cards.
Many of Clinton's
Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood
associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to
The other piece of the strategy involves holding out hope that, if
Clinton becomes president, she will move quickly to reunite families and help
illegal residents move toward citizenship. As New York's junior senator, Clinton
has expressed support for immigrants and greater family reunification. She is
also benefiting from Chinese donors' naive notions of what she could do in the
As with other campaigns looking for dollars in unpromising
places, the Clinton operation also has accepted what it later conceded were
improper donations. At least one reported donor denies making a contribution.
Another admitted to lacking the legal-resident status required for giving
Clinton aides said they were concerned about some of the
"We have hundreds of thousands of donors. We are
proud to have support from across New York and the country from many different
communities," campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson said. "In this instance, our own
compliance process flagged a number of questionable donations and took the
appropriate steps to be sure they were legally given. In cases where we couldn't
confirm that, the money was returned."
The Times examined the
cases of more than 150 donors who provided checks to Clinton after fundraising
events geared to the Chinese community. One-third of those donors could not be
found using property, telephone or business records. Most have not registered to
vote, according to public records.
And several dozen
were described in financial reports as holding jobs -- including dishwasher,
server or chef -- that would normally make it difficult to donate amounts
ranging from $500 to the legal maximum of $2,300 per
Of 74 residents of New York's Chinatown, Flushing, the
Bronx or Brooklyn that The Times called or visited, only 24 could be reached for
Many said they gave to Clinton because they were
instructed to do so by local association leaders. Some said they wanted
help on immigration concerns. And several spoke of the pride they felt by being
associated with a powerful figure such as Clinton.
New take, old game
Beyond what it
reveals about present-day campaign fundraising, Chinatown's newfound role in the
2008 election cycle marks another chapter in the centuries-old American saga of
marginalized ethnic groups and newly arrived immigrants turning to politics to
improve their lot.
In earlier times, New York politicians from William
"Boss" Tweed to Fiorello LaGuardia gained power with the support of immigrants.
So did politicians in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago and other big
Like many who traveled this path, most of the Chinese reported as
contributing to Clinton's campaign have never voted. Many speak little or no
English. Some seem to lead such ephemeral lives that neighbors say they've never
heard of them.
"This is a new game," said Peter Kwong, a professor at
Hunter College in New York who studies Chinatown communities across the country.
Historically, Kwong said, "voting in Chinatown is so weak" that politicians did
not go out of their way to court residents.
"Today it is all about
money," he said.
The effort is especially pronounced among groups in the
Fujianese community. More than a decade ago, Fujianese cultural associations ran
gambling operations and, more ominously, at least one was home to a gang that
trafficked in illegal Fujian native immigrants.
problem came to a head in 1993, when a cargo ship, the Golden Venture, ran
aground off New York City. As shocked police and immigration officials looked
on, hundreds of Fujian natives who had spent weeks below deck struggled to make
it to shore. Several died in the attempt.
A crackdown by the FBI's
organized-crime task force led to the indictment of more than 20 Fujian native
traffickers. Today, the problem has substantially dissipated, says Konrad Motyka
of the FBI's New York field office, who participated in the investigation of the
Although Motyka is wary of the havoc wreaked in the past
by Fujianese organized crime, he said: "I welcome signs that the community is
participating in politics."
At his tiny restaurant in the south
Bronx, which has one table and a takeout counter, Chang Jian Lin displays a
prized memento: a photo of himself and Clinton. The picture was taken at a
fundraising banquet in Chinatown this spring.
Lin and his wife, who also
works in the restaurant, said through an interpreter that they believe Clinton,
if elected president, will reunite their family. The Lins' two teenage children
remain in Fujian, a mountainous coastal province in southeastern China opposite
"If she gets to be the president, we want our children to come
home," Chang Jian Lin said.
Campaign officials point out that Clinton has
sponsored legislation aimed at family reunification; the proposals failed. And
immigration measures being discussed in Congress would assign a lower priority
to family reunification, which tends to bring in poor people, and give
preference to immigrants with more-lucrative job skills.
Lins appeared to have an exaggerated impression of a president's ability to
change such things as immigration laws single-handedly.
Clinton may be "exploiting the vulnerabilities of recent
Nonetheless, Lin is planning to attend another
Clinton fundraiser, a birthday bash next week. He said his support rested on
more than his hope for reuniting his family. "Besides the immigration issue with
my kids, the overall standard of living will improve for the Chinese people"
living in the U.S., he said.
He has never before supported a U.S.
politician and, not yet a citizen, he is barred from voting. But when Fujianese
community leaders asked him to donate to Clinton, he said, he eagerly
contributed $1,000. Immigrants who have permanent resident status can legally
make campaign contributions.
Coming up with the money was hard, Lin
acknowledged, adding: "The restaurant is really
The tenement at 44 Henry St. was listed in Clinton's campaign
reports as the home of Shu Fang Li, who reportedly gave $1,000.
recent visit, a man, apparently drunk, was asleep near the entrance to the
neighboring beauty parlor, the Nice Hair Salon.
A tenant living in the
apartment listed as Li's address said through a translator that she had not
heard of him, although she had lived there for the last 10 years.
named Liang Zheng was listed as having contributed $1,000. The address given was
a large apartment building on East 194th Street in the Bronx, but no one by that
name could be located there.
Census figures for 2000 show the
median family income for the area was less than $21,000. About 45% of the
population was living below the poverty line, more than double the city
In the busy heart of East Broadway, beneath the
Manhattan Bridge, is a building that is listed as the home of Sang Cheung Lee,
also reported to have given $1,000. Trash was piled in the dimly lighted
entrance hall. Neighbors said they knew of no one with Lee's name there; they
knocked on one another's doors in a futile effort to find
Salespeople at a store on Canal Street were
similarly baffled when asked about Shih Kan Chang, listed as working there and
having given $1,000. The store sells purses, jewelry and novelty Buddha statues.
Employees said they had not heard of Chang.
donor, Yi Min Liu, said he did not make the $1,000 contribution in April that
was reported in his name. He said he attended a banquet for Clinton but did not
give her money.
Clinton "has done a lot for the Chinese community," he
One New York man who said he enthusiastically donated
$2,500 to Clinton doesn't appear to be eligible to do so under federal election
law. He said he came to the United States from China about two years ago and
didn't have a green card.
Out of the periphery
A key figure helping to secure
Asian support for Clinton is a woman named Chung Seto, who came to this country
as a child from Canton province and has supported Bill and Hillary Clinton since
the 1990s. She called Fujian natives' support for Hillary Clinton the beginning
of civic engagement for an immigrant group that had long been on the
She said she stationed translators at the entrance of one
event to try to screen out improper contributions.
Qun Wu, a 37-year-old
waiter at a Chinese restaurant in Flushing, saw a reference to a Clinton
fundraiser in a Chinese-language newspaper. He took a day off from work to go.
Though he only makes $500 a week, he considers his $1,000 donation to be money
well-spent. He got his picture taken with Clinton, hung it prominently in his
house, then had color reprints made and sent to family in China.
day I go home and see it," he said. "I see my picture with Hillary, and I feel
encouraged. It's a great honor."
Many, on the other hand, said they gave
for reasons having more to do with the Chinese community than with Clinton. He
Duan Zheng, who gave $1,000, said of the Fujianese community: "They informed us
to go, so I went.
"Everybody was making a donation, so I did too," he
said. "Otherwise I would lose face.".
Is it just me or does this come across as dishonest, even depraved?
The only way hillary clinton can possibly get away with this is if media run
interference for her - something they have very willingly done for a long
But if the New York Times and Los Angeles Times are any harbinger of what is
to come, Clinton's status as a protected species in the media may be coming to
And if it does, what is left?
Hillary Clinton, who wants to run the country and command our armed forces, has never successfully run anything
in her adult life.
-She became a partner, then a senior partner at a corrupt law firm (The
Rose law firm in Little Rock) when her husband became state Attorrney General,
-Her husband put her in charge of Arkansas education and it stayed exactly
where it was in the ratings...49th out of 50 states.
-When her husband became president he put her in charge of health care and
her committee's recommendations were so disastrous that every DEMOCRAT voted
against them along with every Republican. And a federal judge fined the
committee $290,000 because of its ethics violations.
In other words, clinton's entire rsum is based on who her husband is,
not who she is or what she has done.. And when she is put in charge
of something she fails at it. Miserably.
Simply stated, hillary clinton has no
qualifications to be the president of the United States. In
the absence of any qualifications, her two greatest assets have been what
her husband can procure for her, and that she has had protected species status from
the media. Now one of those assets - her protected species status - is clearly
diminished and may soon be gone altogether.
A good many political pundits keep telling us it is inevitable that
hillary clinton will be our next President. Does this sound like it is
inevitable to you? Not to me it doesn't.
PELOSI & REID, WHERE ARE YOOOOOOOOOO
This one is for the old-timers in the house. The ones who remember Car
54, Where Are You, the classic TV comedy starring Joe E. Ross and Fred
Pardon my liberty with the lyrics. But this is a political blog, isn't
There's a scandal: Norman Hsu,
And another: Milberg Weiss,
pete stark's loony hateful spew,
Well it wasn't very nice,
You're a legislative bust
With poll numbers in the dust........
Pelosi and Reid, where are,
REIDEPLOYMENT: THE WORDS OF A CLOWN
After senate malaise leader harry reid and the 40 other members of the DCC
sent their idiotic smear letter, that was based on a lie, to Rush
... and after they tried to get Mark May, the CEO of Limbaugh's
syndicator Clear Channel, to publicly admonish Limbaugh (with no success at
...and after Limbaugh made utter mincement of reid and the rest of the
DCC by showing that the basis for their smear letter was false...
...and after Limbaugh put the letter up for auction at E-bay, promising to
donate all proceeds to an educational fund for the families of fallen marines
and law enforcement officers...
...and after Limbaugh pledged to match the winning bid...
...and after the letter sold for the unbelievable amount of $2,100,100, which
means that, with Limbaugh's matching amount, over $4,000,000 will go to this
eminently worthwhile cause...
...and after Limbaugh challenged reid and the rest of the DCC to match the
...and after none of them offered a penny towards doing so....
Harry Reid goes to the floor of the senate and tells Limbaugh that...
"Never did we think that this letter would bring money
of this nature. And, for the cause, Madam President, it is extremely good.
Now, everyone knows that Rush Limbaugh and I don't agree on everything in life
and maybe that is kind of an understatement. But without qualification,
Mark May -- the owner of the network that has Rush Limbaugh -- and
Rush Limbaugh should know that this letter that they're auctioning is going to
be something that raises money for a worthwhile cause."
You read this stuff and you don't believe your
eyes. After all that happened, Harry Reid is TELLING Limbaugh and May
that they are raising money and it's a worthwhile cause? He's INFORMING
them of this?
What a guy. Next thing you know he'll go on tour telling
pregnant women they're having babies. Maybe even telling men who don't
shave that they will start to grow a beard. My god, what would we do
without a source of information like this?
If there is a more ridiculous clown in the senate than Harry Reid, I
have not seen that person. And please spare me the