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Julie Hiatt Steele
We are very proud to announce that we have accepted an invitation from
to hold An Evening with Julie Hiatt Steele at his DC restaurant, West 24.
I think I'll enjoy a shot of Chinaco Anejo at James's bar.
Dining room One
That looks real nice.
Dining room Two
Wow, that looks real, real nice.
I wonder how often President Clinton drops by?
This is a nice place.
We’re getting a GREAT deal on
24, but ...it is significantly more money than
soulless Marriott Hotel. West 24 is a class outfit, and James is doing us a heueueueuge favor.
We're proud and thrilled to have you meet Julie Hiatt Steele at such a nice place.
Julie said, "I want to meet James Carville."
James has made all this possible.
You remember, James wrote that book, "Stickin': The Case for Loyalty."
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James Carville puts his money where his mouth is.
Thank you, James, for not saying "...Julie
Where does that leave us?
We've gone from steerage to Mister Astor's room.
We've gone from not knowing what we're doing to smooth professionalism.
We've gone from the Cavalier to the Carvette.
(You thought that was a spelling mistake yesterday, didn't you... ?)
It’s a hell of a lot better than the Marriot and at Carville's West
there's no telling who might be seated at the next table.
So, those of you who committed funds before ticket prices went up, you’re
and you don't owe us another dime. But if this upgrade causes you to consider
sending us a few extra bucks, it's money in Julie's pocket, ...money well spent.
Everyone is getting appetizers, free beer and free red and white
So if that makes you want to remit a few extra dollars - we will accept them.
To find out how to meet Julie and Koresh-knows-who-else, Click Here
How did this happen?
Last week I got an e-mail from Ron V saying he met
James Carville at GWU,
and that he might be able to get in touch with him to invite him to Juliefest 2002.
I said, "Hey, that'd be great!"
Friday morning, I checked the Juliefest2002@yahoo.com
The first piece of mail was from James Carville.
It didn't register at first, my frazzled mind assumed "James Carville" was the subject, not the sender.
It appears that James is a big fan of Julie Hiatt Steele.
Apparently James wanted to get involved, so he made us an offer we couldn't refuse.
...thank you, James.
A shot of Chinaco Anejo for Ron V and James Carville.
Subject: Bad news for Jeb
According to the most recent Supreme Court
decision any family member of someone
residing in public housing can be evicted for a drug use conviction. That means ol' Jeb can
be thrown out of the governor's mansion because his hepped up daughter likes the happy pills.
"Robert Ray said that while no charges
will be filed, the allegations were "credible,"
and there was never even the slimmest hint of partisanship in his investigation.
He then headed down to New Jersey
to begin his run for the GOP's Senate nomination."
--Steve Young, L.A. Times
Bush boy signs "unconstitutional" campaign bill
Hell, why don't we impeach him for that?
Didn't he swear to protect, uphold and defend the Constitution?
(...unless he gets lucky and hits the trifecta, of course)
Bush said he will sign the bill despite reservations, including lack of provision for full funding
disclosure by interest groups. ''You know the kind of ads I'm talking about: scurrilous, untrue ads,
coming into the campaign,'' Bush said. ''And we don't have any idea who's putting the money in.
And that's not good for democracy.''
Gee, Governor, would that be like when the Wylye Brothers slipped
into New York
during your primary with $2.2 million in horseshit TV ads to call McCain a polluter
who wanted women to get more breast cancer?
Remember that, Governor?
You also stood on a stage with disgruntled veterans to accuse
McCain of being a traitor
to his fellow POWs when he was being held captive at the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam.
Remember that, Governor?
"...scurrilous, untrue ads, coming into
the campaign,'' Bush said.
''And we don't have
any idea who's putting the money in. And that's not good for democracy.''
Why didn't you list the Wylye Brothers on your website as campaign
They saved your ass in New York with those "...scurrilous, untrue ads."
I think the man some call president is a clumsy liar and a corrupt hypocrite.
Unlikely Ally Of Kenneth Starr
by smoking Joe Conason
That righteous feeling was only intensified by the appearance of Senator Mitch McConnell,
former bagman for the Senate Republican campaign committee and chief opponent of the
McCain-Feingold bill, announcing his plans to restore the corrupt status quo in court.
At his side stood Kenneth W. Starr, the former independent counsel whose true vocation
—which he never set aside during his years of partisan prosecution—is defending the
sellers of tobacco products and lethally flawed automobiles.
So there was a fine pair of corporate advocates,
on their way to the discredited Supreme
Court to uphold special interests against the popular will. A perfect tableau of conservative
power in action —except for that other guy standing next to Messrs. Starr and McConnell,
whose name happens to be Floyd Abrams.
With help from a friend, Enron fleeces South America
A couple of weeks ago, Argentina’s daily newspaper, La Nacion, was looking for an explanation
of the country’s economic collapse, with 1 billion in unpayable foreign debt and five governments
falling in the space of a week. They turned over a rock and found you guessed it Enron.
According to La Nacion, George W. Bush
came to Argentina in 1988 as an Enron lobbyist
and met with Rodolfo Terragano, the Argentine government’s Minister of Public Works.
According to Terragano, Bush pressed him “on Enron’s behalf” to help push through
privatization of Argentina’s publicly owned energy complex. Bush told the cabinet minister
that Enron should be given first option to buy up the gas, electricity, water and other utilities
of that South American country
Price of Gas going up, up, up
The Tulsa Nazi radio station is saying gas prices are going up for three reasons:
1. Instability in the Middle East with the Iraq attacks about
2. The costly additives the liberals are forcing into gasoline.
3. Unexpected summer demand.
Let's take the last one first:
Yes, it's always a shock when Summer follows Spring.
Who can expect these oil billionaires to be able to read a calendar?
And who can remember which months the kids are out of school?
That's a random decision made at the local level, right?
How could BIG OIL know they'd be out for the summer?
Second reason: We know that's horseshit
because if they were merely
passing on the cost of the "liberal" gasoline additives to the customer,
their profits would remain steady, not skyrocket through the damn roof.
Reason Number One:
Is this why President Unelected is attacking Iraq?
To raise the price of oil so his crude oil buddies can make more money?
How many hundreds of Americans will die for Bush's folly?
We are under attack from an unelected, appointed moron and his
He's raping America like he did Argentina.
He's raping America like Kenny Boy did those Enron employees.
The Bush Family Evil Empire is stealing hundreds of
billions of dollars from Social Security,
and the Democrats don't have the courage to tell him to stop or risk impeachment.
Ol' BartCop - tell me how I'm doing.
You know how the Republicans are always screaming how unfair it
that the super-rich billionaires have to pay their fair share of taxes?
Get a map of the United States - a big one. Now, put a pin
the hometown of each person who paid an inheritance tax last year.
If you put, say, 200 billionaire pins in your map of America,
you're not going to find any pins in the state of Oklahoma - but funny,
Don Nickles and Jim Pissquik are fighting HARD for billionaire tax relief.
You're not going to find any pins in the state of Alabama - but
Richard Shelby is fighting HARD for billionaire tax relief.
You're not going to find any pins in the state of Mississippi
- but funny,
Trent Lott is fighting HARD for billionaire tax relief.
So, where are all those pins you put on your map?
There are a lot of pins in New York, California and Massachusetts.
My question is - why are southern Republicans fighting so hard
tax breaks to the billionaires in New York, California and Massachusetts?
Why do senators from Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama care so
about the voters in in New York, California and Massachusetts?
Why can't they represent their own damn states?
Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama are backwards, farming states.
The last thing those states need is East Coast billionaires paying less taxes.
Why are Nickles, Pissquik, Shelby and Lott fighting for East Coast billionaires?
I screwed up the link yesterday, so here's the right one.
The Ragin' Cajun savages spineless Democrats, journalists who
suck up to Bush and the GOP politicians who brought us Enron.
by Joan Walsh March 11, 2002
I met Democratic campaign wizard James Carville just days after President Bush's
inauguration last January, and it was already clear that political exile didn't agree with him.
Dining with friends at Carville's Washington restaurant, West 24...
Neglect imperils U.S. parks
Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Great Smoky Mountains remain
among the nation's 10 most endangered national parks because of pollution,
encroaching development and neglect by the Bush administration,
the National Parks Conservation Association asserted Monday.
"America has the ability to keep our nations'
parks from serious danger,
but we also must have the will," said association President Thomas Kiernan.
"The White House and Congress must choose to value America's treasures
over the interests of industry lobbyists."
With President Oil and VP Oil, these parks are in severe trouble.
Bush would sacrifice Yellowstone in a heartbeat if his oil greedy crime family
could make fifty dollars by getting in their with their leaking drilling rigs.
"Please Mr Bush, don't kill me."
Energy Drafters Got Industry Advice
The Bush Energy Department says its extensive contact with industry executives
and lobbyists who are major GOP donors was a necessary part of formulating
the Bush administration's energy plan last year.
Southern Co., the biggest electric power provider in the Southeast
gave Bush $1.8 million
to have pollution laws reduced - and then Bush boy passed those clean-up costs on to us..
Every Bush donor was given a chance to be "with us or against us." Every dirty dollar
they give President Unelected will save them thousands in pollution control expenses.
Like what Enron did to Argentina, our appointed head of government
is being paid
by the billionaire corporations plunder the resources of our once-great country.
Bush is selling our clean air and clean water to utility company
with the highest bid,
...and, as always, ...the Democrats see nothing wrong with that.
There's always something good at
"This Bush Cheney confluence of interest between
ideology and oil has put us
on the road to Baghdad. It's time for us to realize that American principles
have precious little to do with this costly prospective military campaign."
--Chris Matthews, saying bad things about his boss
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Can Oklahoma win it all?
Fiddles, We Burn
by Maureen Dowd - she hates everybody, this time it's Catholics again
In a church in Chevy Chase, the priest sent a message to the Church in Rome.
He called for the resignation of the Boston cardinal.
"His name is Law but he is not above the
law," he said, according to those who were there.
"If he loves the church, it's time for him to go. He has to go." He was upset that good priests
are being tarnished by molesters and hurt by the collusion of church leaders turning a blind eye.
"I tell you I will never hurt your children,"
he said, his voice trembling. "I love your children."
He mourned a screening process that had let a lot of "weirdos" and "sickos" into the priesthood.
And he urged the people in the pews to take back their Church.
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The Slow Burn
by William Rivers Pitt
For a long time, the Whitewater fire lit the sky. Reading accounts by former
conservative assassins like David Brock, or simply parsing the tortured language
of Investigator Robert Ray, one is left with the undeniable sense that those who
participated in the aggrandizement of the Whitewater scandal knew in their hearts
that there was nothing to it. It was a far sharper political tool than a legal one.
This explains why the fire burned so bright. The flames fanned by partisan
operatives obscured the true proportions of the scandal.
"I had a big party last night, a gala. I do
it every year after the show.
It was a big success – Russell Crowe came over and beat me up."
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