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Saturday, April 22, 2006
PICTURE #2 OF MARY McCARTHY
Lucianne informed me that Fox News has been playing a video of Mary McCarthy from October 2003. It's worth watching.
Soanyways, here's picture #2 of Mary O. McCarthy.
Will there be a 3rd?
DESPERATELY SEEKING MARY McCARTHY
I was somewhat surprised that McCarthy's picture was not included with the print reports of her firing at the CIA. One of the video news clips did show a picture of her flashed on the screen. So, with that in mind, I began my searches.
Using AltaVista, I finally found what seems to be the only picture in existance right now (below). It's linked to CSIS, but, as Lorie Byrd discovered: I have been told that all references to McCarthy have disappeared from the CSIS site. So, just for future reference, I grabbed a screen shot showing that it was a CSIS link, although her picture was not to be found there.
8 AnkleBitingPundits weigh in with McCarthy, the Media and Democrat Corruption: I also note that McCarthy got nabbed despite the fact she was not a subject of a much larger Justice Department investigation into even more severe breeches of national security. This could prove to be a long, sobering summer for the political Left. Note: ABP has linked to several other articles worth reading.
8 Pat has linked to even more background on McCarthy: CIA Leaker Was Kerry Supporter
8 Laura Lee, at The Wide Awake Café, says that she was right to suspect it was a WOMAN who leaked classified information to Dana Priest. I’d say it’s about time Mary McCarthy got her butt kicked down the road. But she better the hell get worse than that. This woman is treacherous and for her treachery McCarthy should be hauled into court to face real justice. (not the Sandy Berger kind)
The following information was included with the
Statement of Mary O. McCarthy before the National Commission Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
dated October 14, 2003:
Dr. Mary O. McCarthy, a CIA officer, is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, researching and writing on intelligence matters. Previously (from 1996-2001) she had served) as a Special Assistant to the President (Clinton and Bush) and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council Staff. Prior to moving to the White House, Dr. McCarthy served on the National Intelligence Council as National Intelligence Officer for Warning, and Deputy NIO for Warning. She began her career at CIA in the Directorate of Intelligence in analytic and managerial positions in the areas of Africa and Latin America.
Prior to beginning her government service, Dr. McCarthy spent time in the private sector as a Director, then Vice President of BERI, S.A., a Swiss-based company conducting risk assessments for international businesses and banks; and in academics, teaching at the University of Minnesota and serving as Director, Social Science Data Archive, at Yale University.
Dr. McCarthy has lectured and written on the relationship between policy and intelligence, on the problem of intelligence warning, and on numerous topics involving the risks associated with international business. She has also published a book on the social history of Ghana. Her Ph.D. in history is from the University of Minnesota.
Friday, April 21, 2006
CHARLIE SHEEN IS ONE SICK PUPPY
At least according to his wife, Denise Richards.
We're talking drugs, abuse, and all kinds of (possibly illegal) porn, not to mention a vulgar mouth and nasty threats -- in front of the kids.
TheSmokingGun has the details of the
Charlie Sheen Divorce Bombshell: His online profile, Richards adds, included a photo of "his erect penis."
“I was 3 in the spring of 1932 when my parents, Louis and Ethel Powell, were happily expecting their second child. A visit to the doctor changed that when Mom was diagnosed with an abdominal tumor that had to be removed quickly. This was during the Great Depression, when banks were closing. My parents were a young farm couple, and crops and livestock were worth next to nothing.” – Mildred Powell Myhre, Dorchester, Iowa
[From an article in the May/June 2006 issue of Reminisce (pg. 42), which is on newsstands now. Unfortunately this article is not included in their online version.]
There was no health insurance back then. In fact there was little money at all, yet the Powells convinced the hospital to do the surgery and to trust them that they would pay eventually pay the entire bill of $79.80. They paid with money and with goods, like a butchered cow and lard from a butchered hog. Mrs. Powell baked and sold bread. It took two years, but they paid off every penny.
The bill – click HERE to enlarge -- is fascinating piece of history, if only for the price of things. Notice, too, how they use this same bill to keep track of payments instead of using a new piece of paper with every transaction. I know my grandmother, who put three children through college during the Great Depression, would be utterly appalled at the waste nowadays.
I was born in 1950, and we didn’t have health insurance when I was a kid. We lived in a village of less than 1,000 people. The village hired a doctor and provided him with his home, however, a number of his patients lived way out in the boonies. The doctor’s offices were an extension of his home. Because the hospital was in a nearby city, his offices were also equipped with a pharmacy and x-ray machines. He dispensed pills in envelopes, not bottles. The doctor made house calls in the morning – the telephone operator kept tract of his visits and knew where he was at all times – and he had office hours in the evening. It was a first-come first-served basis, unless there was an emergency. You discussed costs and payments directly with the doctor. The doctors eventually burned out, and our village would have to find another.
People nowadays seem to think that they must have health care insurance; some even believe that it’s their right, like free speech. I’ll agree that insurance is desired, especially with children, but you can live without it. Nurse G didn’t have insurance for 10 years, and she’s asthmatic. She worked part time in the hospital lab back then, while going to college (working on her first degree), but couldn’t afford their health care plan. As a result, she was extremely careful with her health. She ate nutritiously well, exercised, and made tough decisions, like not accepting a free ski trip because she was very tired at the time and couldn’t risk getting sick.
Stories like the Powells’ interest me. They didn’t expect and/or demand someone else to pay for Mrs. Powell’s surgery. They weren’t bitter because the doctor expected to be paid. Instead, they were grateful he saved Mrs. Powell’s life and that of her unborn child. Paying off the bill must have meant something to them because the family has kept it all these decades.
Their daughter writes, “I have always been so proud of my hardworking, loving mom and dad. My three brothers and I will never forget the lessons they taught us by setting good examples.”
8 Maybe Mildred Powell Myhre should enter MasterCard's Priceless contest.
Something like ...
13 days in the hospital, anesthesia, and successful surgery: $79.80.
Paying the bill in full: Priceless!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
THOSE BEST LAID PLANS OF MINE
My grape hyacinths.
I should be writing, but I'm not. I'm procrastinating. Do I care about all these celebri-babies? Not really. However, a few things caught my eye. It's like I told you: I see everything through a blogger's eye, and blogging is addictive. Okay, let's get this over with so Kitty can get back to staring at the computer as her mind goes completely blank -- again.
Baby Suri Cruise has generated lots of hilarious speculation for her future ...
8 The NY Post weighs in (with picture!) with PAGE SIX 2026: A FRIGHTENING LOOK INTO OUR FUTURE
Wedding is a Suri thing
The long-feuding Cruise and Shields clans made peace this weekend with the surprise wedding of Suri Cruise and Grier Shields Henchy, who both turned 20 yesterday. The lavish lesbian ceremony was held on the grounds of John Travolta's Battlefield Earth Theme Park (formerly St. Patrick's Cathedral). … Cruise-Henchy will honeymoon at Brokeback Mountain National Park, formerly Wyoming.
8 TVGasm also posts a picture to go with their Newsgasm: Year 2030 Edition: First Daughter Suri Cruise checked herself into rehab this morning. This is just the most recent in a series of publicized stumbles for the first family's only child. You'll remember in 2023 her brief engagement to Sean Preston Federline was cut short under mysterious circumstances when Sean Preston, while on a Scientology retreat, vanished in the woods in what Xenuian authorities called a tragic bear attack.
8 About her name -- according to Cindy Adams’ sources: [W]hoever has spoken Hebrew in the last 150 years knows "Suri" has but two meanings. One is a person from Syria, a Syrian. The other is the imperative "Go away," and that is the imperative as specifically directed toward a female. To tell a person of the male persuasion, "Bug off," the word is just "sur." So when Katie and Tommy begin calling Baby Dearest to come for dinner, they will actually, in fact, be telling their daughter to get lost.
(Note: Link will be timed out by tomorrow.)
More down to earth-type news ...
8 Pat runs the numbers on Cheney’s charitable contributions: Yeah, that nasty Dick Cheney, donating too much of his money to charity! He should be more like Al Gore, who donated $353 in 1997. Or Bill Clinton, who donated his used underwear.
8 This is rich! TAXING NATION: WOODY Allen doesn't love Paris in the springtime - or any other time. The Woodman has given the land of frog-eaters the kiss-off after deciding it was too expensive to shoot his next movie there.
8 Here's a gem found in Maggie Gallagher's 'TO HELL WITH ALL THAT': REAL-WORLD SEX TIPS: Flanagan connects the intense negative reaction her writing generates with the Democratic Party's recent electoral woes: "The left says they are the party of inclusion and tolerance, but in my experience, I say one mainstream thing and there is no room for me. You know why we keep losing elections? We are a really small tent."
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
INTERBLOGATORY HUMP DAY
8 Sam Shepard stars in Don't Come Knocking. The movie's web site is great; check the lower right icon for a neat locations tour.
8 Filed under 'some things never change': Rodger has Cocktails at 12:30 and problems with a lady.
8 I agreed to post on the TomKat miracle just so I could use the title SURI WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP. Yeah, I'm shameless :~)
8 OMG! It’s the Bada-Bing Blog by Soprano Sue! Btw, in case any of you Soprano fans missed it, Carmella admitted voting for Bush.
8 And while we're on the subject, Gay Vito assures us that, "You really have not seen the last of Vito. He's going to be in town for a while.”
8 On a more serious note, Malkin Terrorized by DUmmies.
Monday, April 17, 2006
FOR BOISE B
If you're still out there, B, this one's for you.
Wetback Mountain :-)
POLITICS: BA HUMBUG
No reason to post this picture other than they're nice chaps :-)
I won't sit out elections; I'll vote, and I'll vote for Repubs, even the spineless ones if that's my choice. But is it any wonder politics turns some of us off?
In no particular order ...
8 Clinton people undermining national security and selling off secrets again
8 GENERAL POLITICS
The views expressed by retired military leaders Maj. Gen. John Batiste, Maj. Gen. John Riggs, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack, Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, and Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should resign may not have been coordinated, per se. But the generals in question in fact speak often to each other, and some are even coordinating political activities with colleagues here in the United States, according to Pentagon sources.
Some, in fact, are involved in a very quiet group of retired military officers who are behind a "Draft Colin Powell" effort, to see him run for the Presidency in 2008. The operation is well funded, say sources familiar with the group, to the point that they are regularly polling the public on issues and even ticket makeup for a Powell run.
"They more often than not have him [Powell] running as a Republican, so the polling is almost exclusively with other Republicans on the ticket, and almost always with Powell on the top of the ticket," says a source who has seen sampling from the polling.
8 MSM: Mission Accomplished?
The Republicans in the House are useless. The Senate Republicans are smart to drag moral values into the dialogue, but will it work if it is (correctly) perceived as pandering? And as for we right-of-center bloggers, well, I see nothing close to the energy we all displayed in 2004.
So, maybe this is it. It is over. Cancel the election. Give Nancy and Harry the gavels. The MSM has won.
8 The DEA agent, who accidentally shot himself in the foot during a classroom demo, is suing over the tape's release, claiming that his career has been crippled and he's become a laughingstock due to the embarrassing clip's distribution.
I can't seem to find any other online article about this subject to link to, and since this link will be timed out by tonight, I'm posting the entire piece here.
HOW 'SEX' POL GOT HUSTLED OUT
April 17, 2006 -- HUSTLER magazine tricked conservative former House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston into thinking it had proof of his extramarital affairs in 1998, forcing him to resign and taking the heat off then-sex-scandal-beleaguered President Bill Clinton.
That's the bombshell claim by former Hustler editor Allan MacDonell in his tell-all about Larry Flynt's X-rated empire, "Prisoner of X," due out in May.
The hoax stemmed from a notorious publicity stunt that smut-raker-turned-political-muckraker Flynt pulled when he took out a Washington Post ad in which he offered $1 million or more to anyone who could provide evidence of "sexual indiscretions" by top Republican officials in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky affair.
In 1998, Livingston, a Louisiana Republican and avid proponent of impeaching Clinton, got snared in the Hustler hoax. "We actually had nothing on Livingston," MacDonell tells Page Six. He explains, "an elected Republican office holder from Louisiana passed us the phone number of a woman who was supposedly Livingston's girlfriend. But when we phoned her, she cursed us and hung up.
"About a day later," MacDonell says, "a reporter from Roll Call [the Capitol Hill newspaper] called and said he'd heard that we were working up something on Livingston. I thought: What would Larry do? Then I said, 'I cannot discuss any names or other details at this time.' The reporter replied: 'I'm running with it.' "
MacDonell, 50, says that after a news-show interview the next day - in which he claimed that Hustler was investigating Livingston's sex life - "within 24 hours, the Speaker-elect quit Congress." Chuckles MacDonell - who was fired for cutting remarks he once made about thin-skinned Flynt during a celebrity roast - "Clinton should have put me on his Christmas-card list for life."
The most scandalous revelation in "Prisoner of X," says MacDonell, "comes from a sex tape that I witnessed with three of my editors . . . It was purported to be of a major media mogul, his celebrity wife and a hot but anonymous brunette engaged in a three-way form of extreme sex.
"In my book," he says, "I give the names of this media czar and his Hollywood royalty wife. Is it possible that this tape was faked? Sure, to the same degree that it's possible that the moon landing was a hoax."
8 PressWhores names the "major media mogul" in the book: The story surfaced courtesy of Allan MacDonell’s book called “Prisoner of X”, which describes a video in which Fonda, Turner and an anonymous brunette have sex on camera.
THOSE BUSY BUNNIES
The BLEEPED version
the UNBLEEPED version.
Here's hoping I didn't mix 'em up :-)