The following list is a quick refresher course, lest we forget what has happened to many friends of the Clintons.
1. James McDougal — Clintons’ convicted Whitewater partner — died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2. Mary Mahoney — a former White House intern — was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3. Vince Foster — former White House counselor and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm — died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4. Ron Brown — Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman — is reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
5. C. Victor Raiser II — a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization — died in a private plane crash in July 1992
6. Paul Tulley — Democratic National Committee Political Director was found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992. He was described by Clinton as a ‘dear friend and trusted advisor’.
7. Ed Willey — Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8. Jerry Parks — head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock — was gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Parks’ son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9. James Bunch — died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a ‘black book’ which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
10. James Wilson was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater
11. Kathy Ferguson — ex-wife of Arkansas State Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room, with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12. Bill Shelton — Arkansas State Trooper and fiancé of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancé, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also rule a suicide at the grave site of his fiancé.
13. Gandy Baugh — attorney for Clinton friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14. Florence Martin — accountant and subcontractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mean Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15. Suzanne Coleman reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16. Paula Grober — Clinton speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992 — died in a one-car accident.
17. Danny Casolaro — investigative reporter — was nvestigating Mean Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18. Paul Wilcher — attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 October Surprise was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. He had delivered a report to Janet Reno, weeks before his death.
19. Jon Parnell Walker — Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. — jumped to his death from the balcony of his apartment in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20. Barbara Wise — Commerce Department staffer — who worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang — died November 29, 1996. Cause of death: unknown. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21. Charles Meissner — Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance — died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22. Dr. Stanley Heard — Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee — died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
23. Barry Seal — drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas: death was no accident.
24. Johnny Lawhorn Jr. — mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car hit a utility pole.
25. Stanley Huggins — investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26. Hershell Friday — Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
27. Kevin Ives & Don Henry — known as “The boys on the track.” Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
The following persons had information on the Ives/Henry case:
28. Keith Coney — died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.
29. Keith McMaskle — died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988.
30. Gregory Collins — died from a gunshot wound, January 1989.
31. Jeff Rhodes — was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
32. James Milan — was found decapitated. However, the coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes.”
33. Jordan Kettleson was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
34. Richard Winters — a suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths — was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
The following Clinton bodyguards are dead:
35. Maj. William S. Barkley Jr.
36. Capt. Scott J. Reynolds
37. Sgt. Brian Hanley
38. Sgt. Tim Sabel
39. Maj. Gen. William Robertson
40. Col. William Densberger
41. Col. Robert Kelly
42. Spec. Gary Rhodes
43. Steve Willis
44. Robert Williams
45. Conway LeBleu
46. Todd McKeehan
Quite an impressive list. Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to friends of the Clintons.
Let us not forget that former President Bill Clinton is an advisor for some high-level heads of an Islamic State, to the tune of $10 million dollars per year. Could this cause a conflict of interest if Hillary is elected president?
Monday, March 24, 2008
Bernard Pivot always asked his guests ten questions in the great French television series, Bouillon de Culture. And some of the finest intellectuals in the world answered them, some with great cheer, others with clear discomfort.
Marcel Proust is alleged to have enjoyed asking his guests these questions at parties.
What do you think? Do the answers reveal something insightful? Is it an intellectual exercise or the sort of questionnaire that bimbos enjoy in Cosmopolitan magazine?
James Lipton's never going to ask me. So here are my answers.
1. What is your favorite word? Archaeopteryx
2. What is your least favorite word? Obligated
3. What turns you on, excites, or inspires you creatively, spiritually, or emotionally? Cleverness
4. What turns you off? Debt
5. What sound or noise do you love? The lesser black-backed gull (larus fuscus)
6. What sound or noise do you hate? Weeping
7. What is your favorite curse word? Bollocks
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Artist
9. What profession would you absolutely not like to participate in? Sales
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Sorry.”
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he’d just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut, and bruised, and he’s walking with a limp.
“What happened to you?” asks Sean, the bartender.
“Jamie O’Conner and me had a fight,” says Paddy.
“That little O’Conner?” says Sean, “He couldn’t do that to you, he must have had something in his hand.”
“That he did,” says Paddy, “A shovel is what he had. And a terrible lickin’ he gave me with it.”
“Well,” says Sean, “You should have defended yourself. Didn’t you have something in your hand?”
That I did,” says Paddy, “Mrs. O’Conner’s breast. And a thing of beauty it was; but useless in a fight.”
An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.
A cop pulls him over. “So,” says the cop to the driver, “Where have ya been?”
“Why, I’ve been to the pub of course,” slurs the drunk.
“Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few to drink this evening.”
“I did all right,” the drunk says with a smile.
“Did you know,” says the cop, standing straight, and folding his arms across his chest, “That a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?”
“Oh, thank heavens,” sighs the drunk. “For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf.”
Pat Reardon is home making dinner, as usual, when Tim Finnegan arrives at her door.
“Patty, may I come in?” he asks. “I’ve somethin’ to tell ya”.
“Of course you can come in, you’re always welcome, Tim. But where’s my husband?”
“That’s what I’m here to be telling ya, Patty. There was an accident down at the Guinness brewery”
“Oh, God no!” cries Patty. “Please don’t tell me.”
“I must, Patty. Your husband Jim is dead and gone. I’m sorry.
Finally, she looked up at Tim. “How did it happen, Tim?”
“It was terrible, Patty. He fell into a vat of Guinness Stout, and drowned.”
“Oh my dear Jesus! But you must tell me true, Tim, did he at least go quickly?”
“Well, Patty, no. In fact, he got out three times to pee.”
Pat Reardon goes up to Father O’Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she’s in tears.
He says, “So what’s bothering you, Pat my dear?”
She says, “Oh, Father, I’ve got terrible news. My husband passed away last night.”
The priest says, “Oh, Pat, that’s terrible. Tell me, Pat, did he have any last requests?”
She says, “That he did, Father.”
The priest says, “What did he ask, Pat?”
“ She says, “He said, ‘Please Pat, put down that damn gun…‘ “
AND THE BEST FOR LAST
A drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, enters a confessional booth, sits down, but says nothing.
The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention, but the drunk continues to sit there.
Finally, the Priest pounds three times on the wall.
The drunk mumbles, “Ain’t no use knockin’. There’s no paper on this side either.”
[Submitted by Ensenada Jim]
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Come celebrate Farm Day at the Stein Family Farm Museum on Sat., March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The farm, formerly in the outskirts of town, is now surrounded by suburban development at at 1808 F Avenue, National City, California.
This event is geared mostly towards interpreting farm work activities: washboard laundry, potato planting, learning about farm and Victorian-era objects & displays, tractor parade, house tours, pat the rooster and farm games.
Phone: (619) 477-4113
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Ooohhh Crap !!!
See? Your day was not so bad after all. Actually, the final photo is an obvious fake. But never mind.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Do you enjoy a wedge of lemon with your water or iced tea when you eat at a restaurant? Well, you’ll be shocked by what this video shows. Two out of every three restaurant lemon wedges tested in a study were covered in disease-causing bacteria — including fecal bacteria. A total of 25 different, and potentially dangerous, microorganisms were discovered on the wedges.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
By P.G. Wodehouse, 1955
As o’er my latest book I pored,
Enjoying it immensely,
I suddenly exclaimed ‘Good Lord!’
And gripped the volume tensely.
‘Golly!’ I cried. I writhed in pain.
‘They’ve done it on me once again!’
And furrows creased my brow.
I’d written (which I thought quite good)
‘Ruth, ripening into womanhood,
Was now a girl who knocked men flat
And frequently got whistled at’,
And some vile, careless, casual gook
Had spoiled the best thing in the book
By printing ‘not’
(Yes,’not’, great Scott!)
When I had written ‘now’.
On murder in the first degree
The Law, I knew, is rigid:
Its attitude, if A kills B,
To A is always frigid.
It counts it not a trivial slip
If on behalf of authorship
You liquidate compositors.
This kind of conduct it abhors
And seldom will allow.
Nevertheless, I deemed it best
And in the public interest
To buy a gun, to oil it well,
Inserting what is called a shell,
And go and pot
With sudden shot
This printer who had printed ‘not’
When I had written ‘now’.
I tracked the bounder to his den
Through private information:
I said, ‘Good afternoon’, and then
Explained the situation:
‘I’m not a fussy man,’ I said.
‘I smile when you put “rid” for “red”
And “bad” for “bed” and “hoad” for “head”
And “bolge” instead of “bough”.
When “wone” appears in lieu of “wine”
Or if you alter “Cohn” to “Schine”,
I never make a row.
I know how easy errors are.
But this time you have gone too far
By printing “not” when you knew what
I really wrote was “now”.
Prepare,’ I said, ‘to meet your God
Or, as you’d say, your Goo or Bod,
Or possibly your Gow.’
A few weeks later into court
I came to stand my trial.
The Judge was quite a decent sort.
He said, ‘Well, cocky, I’ll
Be passing sentence in a jiff,
And so, my poor unhappy stiff,
If you have anything to say,
Now is the moment. Fire away.
I said, ‘And how!
Me lud, the facts I don’t dispute.
I did, I own it freely, shoot
This printer through the collar stud.
What else could I have done, me lud?
He’d printed “not”…‘
The judge said, ‘What!
When you had written “now”?
God bless my soul! Gadzooks!’ said he.
‘The blighters did that once to me.
A dirty trick, I trow.
I hereby quash and override
The jury’s verdict. Gosh!’ he cried.
‘Give me your hand. Yes, I insist,
You splendid fellow! Case dismissed.’
(Cheers, and a Voice ‘Wow-wow!’)
A statue stands against the sky,
Lifelike and rather pretty.
‘Twas recently erected by
The P.E.N. committee.
And many a passer-by is stirred,
For on the plinth, if that’s the word,
In golden letters you may read
‘This is the man who did the deed.
His hand set to the plough,
He did not sheathe the sword, but got
A gun at great expense and shot
The human blot who’d printed “not”
When he had written “now”.
He acted with no thought of self,
Not for advancement, not for pelf,
But just because it made him hot
To think the man had printed “not”
When he had written “now”.’