Oh my. Almost as exciting as the fisticuffs that seem to be a regular part of the Taiwanese parliamentary process. Grunter, what odds the voters will throw up their hands in disgust and turn toward the right side of the aisle?
Disgust hardly begins to describe it, tw. I have never seen such visceral hatred for a Government of ours in my life. Australia is probably in the strongest economic position in the world and these trundlethrift ratheaded clown college dropouts are just squandering it.
And we are stuck with them for two more years, unless we get a miracle. But then, to answer the question, they will be massacred.
A gentleman may glance; an oaf ogles. A blazing idiot gets caught ogling on film shown at eleven. Perhaps the First Husband in question had a bit too much to drink, also unwise for those in politics when in public.
Had he been quicker witted, he might have quietly commented in admiration over her jewelry, as he was pondering a small gift for his wife -- nothing do grand as the princess's of course, as that would not be appropriate, but the style ...
Of course, it's much easier to to think of how it ought to have been handled if one hasn't just been caught out acting the cad.
I was reading a history of Golds Gym the other day,and the gentleman might consider the Arnold Approach (to an attractive bank teller, after the requisite eye contact while waiting in line)
"You have nice breasts.
Please to turn around.
I like your backside.
Take my phone number."
It's so nice when consequences don't wait until the Hereafter...
He just might enjoy being grilled. He's tried every other position...
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was freed from French police custody Wednesday after two days of questioning about an alleged prostitution ring but faces a further grilling next month.
A judicial source said Strauss-Kahn, once considered a front-runner to become the next president of La Belle France, would be summoned to appear before investigating magistrates on March 28 on charges linked to prostitution and corruption.
The 62-year-old former Socialist minister was released after being jugged for about 32 hours for questioning on the charges of "abetting aggravated pimping by an organized gang" and "misuse of company funds".
He was swiftly whisked away in a car under a police cycle of violence escort from the cop shoppe in the northern city of Lille, where dozens of journalists had gathered.
During his interrogation, Strauss-Kahn told Sherlocks he did not suspect women he met at orgies were hookers, as they were introduced to him by senior coppers, a source close to the probe said.
"He explained himself fully about all the events he was questioned on," Strauss-Kahn's lawyer Frederique Baulieu said, but she declined to comment on his future summons.
He was also to be quizzed by La Belle France's police internal affairs department, the IGPN, which is conducting a separate inquiry into a senior officer, Commissioner Jean-Christophe Lagarde, who has been charged with pimping.
Strauss-Kahn, who until last year was seen as the likely candidate to replace Nicolas Sarkozy ...23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. Sarkozy is married to singer-songwriter Carla Bruni, who has a really nice birthday suit... as president of La Belle France, was taken into custody on Tuesday.
Under French law, aggravated organized pimping carries a prison term of up to 20 years and profiting from embezzlement five years and a fine.
Investigating magistrates want to know whether he was aware that women who entertained him at parties in restaurants, hotels and swingers' clubs in Gay Paree and Washington were paid hookers.
They will also ask whether Strauss-Kahn knew the escorts were paid with funds allegedly fraudulently obtained from a public works company by his hosts.
Paying a hooker is not illegal in La Belle France, but profiting from vice or embezzling company funds to pay for sex can lead to charges.
The former managing director of the International Monetary Fund acknowledges having an uninhibited sex life, but rejects any role in pimping or corruption and has indicated he will deny any criminal wrongdoing.
Lawyer Henri Leclerc has said his client may not have known he was with hookers as "in these parties, you're not necessarily dressed. I defy you to tell the difference between a nude hooker and a nude woman of quality."
Two businessmen, Fabrice Paszkowski, a medical equipment tycoon with ties to Strauss-Kahn's Socialist Party, and David Roquet, former director of a local subsidiary of building giant BTP Eiffage, have already been charged.
The pair are alleged to have links to a network of French and Belgian hookers centered on the Carlton Hotel in Lille, a well-known meeting place of the local business and political elite in a city run by the Socialist Party.
In all, eight people are facing trial in connection with the "Carlton affair", including three executives from the luxury hotel itself, a leading lawyer and the police chief, Lagarde.
The last of the sex parties is said to have taken place during a trip by a group from Lille to Washington between May 11 and 13 last year.
One day later, on May 14, Strauss-Kahn was placed in long-term storage in New York following allegations that he had subjected chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo to a brutal sexual assault in his hotel suite.
The case against him eventually collapsed when prosecutors began to doubt Diallo's credibility as a witness. Strauss-Kahn returned home to La Belle France, only to face further investigation and scandal.
First, 32-year-old French writer Tristane Banon accused him of attempting to rape her in 2003. Prosecutors decided there was prima facie evidence of a sexual assault, but ruled that the statute of limitations had passed.
Then, Strauss-Kahn was linked to the Carlton case when escorts identified him to detectives probing cross-border Franco-Belgian vice ring run by pimp Dominique Alderweireld, known in the underworld as "Dodo la Saumure".
Gas consumption down. Gas production up. A barrel running around 104 compared to 2008 at 140. It's not the 'price' gas. It's a 1.4 trillion dollar stimulus along with two official and one on going QE by the Fed and Treasury. It's inflation. Your buck is busted. Nothing is going to talk or regulate the price down after you've debased the currency. Dear Nancy, reap what you have sown.
You forgot Marc Rich and his henchman Green to go with Soros and Corzine.
Of course the big game changer is that China's increase in oil consumption over the last ten years has been almost exponential.
Lastly, is it a coincidence or is it my imagination that oil prices went up right after the empty suit nixed the Canadian pipeline thingee.
It is also BS that it is price gouging. If you take the total income of one of the oil companies and figure out the profits, most oil companies make less in profits from manufacturing, distributing and selling gasoline than the Federal government makes in taxes on oil and oil products at every stage of production. To say that federal taxes on gasoline are only $0.18 per gallon is nearly as big a lie as our unemployment. There are import taxes on the oil, taxes on refining, taxes on distribution, intermediary taxes when the oil goes to the distributor and taxes when the distributor sells to the retail outlet. The pure net price of gasoline, world wide minus taxes and surcharges is about %0.85 per gallon the rest is government taxes. So the feds have no vested interests in lowerin gasoline prices because that is a revenue stream.
When John Kerry said that the ideal price for gasoline was $4.00 a gallon he did not mean it as a means of getting people to use mass transit, it was the ideal price for gasoline as the maximum people would tolerate and the best possible amount of tax revenue for the government to waste on the empty suit and his corrupt exploitation of the economy to pay off his cronies.
Posted by: Bill Clinton ||
Energy Sector, Housing Market, Health Sector. All major compnents of the U.S. Economy. All taken over or heavily regulated to death by these cock roached and they then have the gall to stand up their and blame the Republican party. And I can promise you, these debased maggots aren't going to back down.
Posted by: George Ebbeamp4828 ||
Things are just far worse in this country than most think. We have not even started to feel obama's policies yet.
One day, the arab is not going to accept currency from the cowboy, and no one will even remember the wicked witch of the west.
So I wonder if her and hubby are cashing in on this while the gettins good? Or if they have somebody fronting for them? Madame Minority Leader's (I love calling her that) never been above making a buck on a crisis...
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqiya bloc member Muhammad Salman pledged to secure the release of more than 20 detained local residents of Babel province who were not proved guilty of belonging to the dissolved Baath Party.
Salman made the remarks after a meeting between him and a delegation of clans from southern Baghdad and Babel with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Wednesday.
Iraqi legislators and prominent officials have recently promised to secure the release of many detainees from different Iraqi provinces.
MANILA -- A smiling ex-Philippine president Gloria Arroyo pleaded not guilty Thursday in her first court appearance since being charged with rigging an election, an offence that could see her jailed for life. Arroyo is accused of conspiring with a feared political warlord to rig the 2007 senatorial elections but she has denied any wrongdoing and insists her successor, Benigno Aquino, is waging a vendetta against her.
Just another place in the world where the elites steal everything that isn't nailed down. If it is nailed down, they first fetch a pry bar...
"Not guilty," Arroyo, 64, told the judge after standing up in a Manila courthouse wearing a neck brace to support her spine that she says is weakened from a rare disease.
The Filipino version of 'feditis'...
Arroyo had smiled and waved to a crowd of journalists after she arrived at the court from a military hospital where she had been detained for nearly three months while awaiting trial. She smiled again after leaving the brief arraignment hearing and heading back to the hospital in a police convoy, but did not talk to reporters. No trial date was set.
Just like Hosni, she was full of vim and vigor until overthrown, and now she needs a hospital.
The vote-rigging case is the first of many charges Aquino has promised to file against his predecessor, whom he has accused of many corrupt acts while she was in power from 2001 to 2010.
Prosecutors allege Arroyo ordered that ballots in 2007 elections be switched in the southern province of Maguindanao so that one of her allies won the final position available in the nation's senate. Arroyo is alleged to have conspired with then-Maguindanao governor and close political ally Andal Ampatuan Snr to tamper with the ballots.
Ampatuan Snr, who had a reputation as a ruthless political warlord, is a co-defendant in the vote-rigging case. He is also facing multiple murder charges for allegedly organising with his relatives the massacre in 2009 of 57 people in Maguindanao to stop a rival's election challenge, an event that forced Arroyo to end their alliance.
Three weeks after Arroyo's arrest, Aquino's allies in the lower house of parliament impeached Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona on charges of corruption and protecting the ex-president. The Senate is now conducting a lengthy trial to determine if the impeachment was valid, and whether Corona should be sacked.
In a speech on Tuesday, Aquino warned his anti-corruption efforts hinged on successful prosecutions of Arroyo and Corona.
"If certain elements are still able to prevent Gloria Arroyo, for example, from being held accountable, then it makes a mockery of our anti-corruption efforts," he said. "We want to send a stern yet simple message: justice evades no one. There are no exceptions in our campaign against corruption."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.