Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Cheney Observer

How Maria found out: Arnie's wife reportedly confronted lover about child (click title to entry - thank you)
May 20, 2011 - 9:54AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress broke down and admitted she had his love child during a showdown with his wife, Maria Shriver, US media reports
The couple's housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena, known as Patty, confessed when Shriver asked her whether her son was fathered by Schwarzenegger....

Amazing.  But, not really a surprise.  It is more a trend.

Scot Lehigh

Adultery and the politician  (click here)

Newt Gingrich had an affair with his current (and third) wife, Callista, during his previous marriage. (Getty Images)

...Why? Well, adultery, it turns out, is much easier to commit than to explain.
That’s particularly true if you’re a politician, because if you’re in public life, people sometimes expect more of you.
Exactly why is a mystery, given the public’s generally low regard for the political species. And yet it nevertheless seems to be the case, especially when it comes to present, past, and aspiring holders of high office....

May 19, 2011

Senator Coburn Implicated in Covering up Ensign Affair  (click here)

The report of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics which found that former Nevada Senator John Ensign violated Senate ethics, rules and federal law, also revealed that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) was involved in the cover-up of Ensign's affair. The report, released last week, raises questions about whether Senator Coburn violated Senate rules and law by possibly aiding Ensign in covering up his sexual relationship with Cindy Hamilton, Ensign's former employee and the wife of his former Chief of Staff....

Ethics panel urges new probe of Ensign  (click here for video)

By Fredreka Schouten

WASHINGTON — In a stinging rebuke, the Senate's ethics panel Thursday urged federal prosecutors to relaunch an investigation of former Nevada senator John Ensign, saying it amassed evidence of possible criminal wrongdoing in connection with Ensign's extramarital affair with a former aide....

Congressman Chris Lee Resigns After Shirtless Photo Posted on Internet  (click here)

Rep. Christopher Lee, R-N.Y., abruptly resigned from the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon after a report emerged that he had sent flirtatious e-mails, including one with a bare-chested photo of himself, to a woman he met on Craigslist.

Cheney's Tell All Book (click here)


“In the second term, he felt Bush was moving away from him,” said a participant in the recent gathering, describing Cheney’s reply. “He said Bush was shackled by the public reaction and the criticism he took. Bush was more malleable to that. The implication was that Bush had gone soft on him, or rather Bush had hardened against Cheney’s advice. He’d showed an independence that Cheney didn’t see coming. It was clear that Cheney’s doctrine was cast-iron strength at all times — never apologize, never explain — and Bush moved toward the conciliatory.”
Why go on and on, I am sure Dick will cover everything.

Provisional Ballots are rejected 1.2% of the time for ID reasons. There is usually ten days to clarify any issues with ID after casting the ballots.

Most of the time they are rejected because the voter is from out of state.

Governor signs controversial election bill (click title to entry - thank you)

Posted: May 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

One day after the end of Jacksonville mayoral race where 20 percent of the nearly 200,000 voters cast their ballots early, Gov. Rick Scott quietly signed a sweeping rewrite of Florida election law Thursday that will cut the number of early-voting days nearly in half....

The Florida Bill is retaliation for the Democratic Victory in the Mayoral Race.

Jacksonville Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown Gives Victory Speech on City Hall Steps  (click here)

10:41 PM, May 19, 2011

...Following a count of final provisional ballots Wednesday, Brown defeated opponent Republican Mike Hogan by about 1,500 votes. Wednesday night, Hogan conceded the race....

Prime Minister Netanyahu is not the man to convince regarding Israel's borders in relation to Palestine.

The Knesset is.  The 1967 borders will never be accepted by the Knesset.

...“Barack Hussein Obama adopted Yasser Arafat’s staged plan for Israel’s destruction, (click title to entry - thank you)  and he is trying to force it on our prime minister,” Likud MK Danny Danon said. “All that was new in the speech was that he called for Israel to return to 1967 borders without solving the crisis. Netanyahu has only one option: Tell Obama to forget about it.”

Environment Minister Gilad Erdan, also from the Likud, who as a minister close to Netanyahu must be more diplomatic, said on Channel 2 that according to Obama’s approach, the Palestinians would receive what they were demanding on borders before negotiations begin.

“Once they have everything from the start, they have no reason to make any concessions,” Erdan said....

...Obama is right when he says ''too many leaders in the region tried to direct their people's grievances elsewhere,'' towards the West or Israel. The protesters have rejected of that type of exploitation. This has been a movement to rid the shackles of repression — not a complaint about US foreign policy....

In all honesty, the Israeli Knesset has a right to demand 'reparations' from the Arab Nations in regard to "The Six Day War."  Blood was spilled and Israel will never allow the deaths of those soldiers to be nullified.  Therefore, the borders previous to that war is sincerely null and void.

The Six-Day War ended at 1630 GMT on June 10, 1967 when a cease-fire became effective on the Israel-Syrian front. Israel’s casualties amounted to 759 dead and about 3,000 wounded. Arab casualties were never officially tallied, but are believed to be about 15,000. Israel had avoided the threat to its very existence, but also remembered well that there was no peace after the victory in 1948-49. Therefore,Israel was determined to hold the new cease-fire lines until a permanent peace was established.

As much as President Obama wants Palestine to have their own state, to demand the 1967 borders be put back in place is not realistic.  With all due respect to everyone.