Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

More of Cindy’s email is released, other updates

Update in the Caylee Anthony case.

I saw parts of Jane Valez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace and Greta tonight.  What seemed to be new was the discussion on Greta about the email that had been mentioned last night about the email Cindy had written.

The email was between Cindy and a person named Lois Peters.  Lois Peters had apparently organized a search for Caylee in the early days of the case and she had struck up a friendship with Cindy, I believe it was Cindy, but either Cindy or Casey, something about a bracelet being made and given as a gift.  So there was at one time a very friendly relationship but there was a falling out along the way.  I would like to know what the falling out was about, and we may find out because they are in contact with Lois Peters.  Maybe she will be able to talk to reporters at some point but right now she is having blood pressure problems in that she is getting death threats.  Now who would be doing that?  And why?

This most recent email, Cindy wrote to Lois that she would not be invited to the funeral.  Lois responded back that she did not want to be around anyone who would condone the killing of her granddaughter.  Cindy answered back that Casey did not kill Caylee and that she loved her very much and that it would be proved at trial.

It came out that there were two guys with Kronk when he supposedly discovered the body, and one of them was named but I can’t remember his name right now. (It’s David Dean).  He had gone into the woods to go to the bathroom, leaving two men by the road to wait for him.  It was that night that he made the first call to police at about 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.

The deputy who finally came out to investigate on the 13th of August has several complaints against his record and is now being investigated for his part in this case.

The psychic, Ginnette Lucas, who appeared on Nancy Grace last night has come under some credibility problems.  A woman from Virginia where Lucas lives called Kathy Belich from the tv station and said that about 20 years ago she and her sister had contact Lucas about the death of her niece.  She said Lucas took all total about $5,000 from them and never gave them any information that could be used.  When the money ran out her vibrations ceased.  The murder has still not been solved.

I still am wondering just how Kronk went out in the woods for a few minutes and found whatever he found that day on August 11th and then when the deputy came out on the 13th (Richard Cane or Crane), the area he pointed to was under water and the deputy just said, I don’t see anything, and didn’t want to go into the water.  Doesn’t make sense that Kronk would be wading around in water when he only went in the woods to relieve himself, does it?

Posted:  01.14.09


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Where some have failed to pass muster, Geithner gets a pass

Zoe Baird: President Clinton’s first choice for attorney general, Baird withdrew her nomination in January 1993 after admitting she violated federal law by employing an illegal immigrant Peruvian couple as household help and failing to pay taxes on their $2,000 monthly wages. At the time, Baird was chief legal counsel for Aetna Life & Casualty Co. in New Haven, Conn., earning $500,000 a year. The Peruvian woman cared for Baird’s son; her husband was Baird’s chauffeur. A 1986 federal immigration law made it illegal to hire undocumented workers.

U. S. District Judge Kimba Wood: Expected to be Clinton’s second choice for attorney general, Wood withdrew her name from consideration two weeks after Baird. The New York judge said her baby sitter of seven years had been in the country illegally when she was hired in early 1986. Such employment was not against the law at the time. Wood stressed that she had broken no laws and had paid the required employment taxes. 

    Tell me how the following would not disqualify Timothy Reichter from serving as Secretary of the Treasury, head of the IRS?
    The disclosure Tuesday that Obma’s choice for treasury secretary, New York Federal Reserve chief Timothy Geithner, failed to pay $34,000 in taxes and employed a housekeeper without proper immigration papers was another jarring distraction just days before Obama’s inauguration – and raises fresh questions about his team’s judgment, vetting procedures and political sensitivities.
    This is wrong for several reasons, not the least of which is that it is not fair to those who have been disqualified before him for the same thing.  Nothing is fair any more, there is no equity, all are not treated equally and held to the same standard.  And I don’t care to rush into this the same way the Wall Street bailout was rushed into.  Others have been disqualified for the same or lesser offenses and to put him in charge of the U. S. Treasury and the IRS when he can’t pay his own taxes is beyond ridiculous.
    Harry Reid says it’s just a little hiccup.
    Posted:  01.14.09

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Billions going into a bottomless pit

First $350 billion gone with the wind.  Seeking release of the remaining $350 billion.  Obama stimulus package amount unknown but rumored to be $850 billion and that’s probably on the short side.


Senator James Inhofe

I don’t know Senator James Inhofe but I couldn’t agree with him more.  He recently said in an interview the following:

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe tells Newsmax that Congress’ approval of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout is the “most outrageous vote in American history.”

“First of all I was somewhat of a leader of the opposition way back in October, in mid-October,” Inhofe responded.

“I think history will treat that vote as the most outrageous vote in American history, where 75 percent of the House and Senate voted to give an unelected bureaucrat an unprecedented amount of money – the largest amount in American history to be actually voted on at one time, with no strings attached, no guidelines, no oversight.

And there is no money, it has to be borrowed.  And Obama has chosen Timothy Geithner, a man to head up the Treasury, who owes more back taxes than many make in a year.  And because of this drastic situation, we have to hurry, hurry, hurry, and not ask too many questions because we have to have a Treasury Secretary in place. 

Well, would it be asking too much for Obama to choose a man who at least pays his taxes?  If he doesn’t know enough to do that, even if it was a mistake, do we want him in the charge of the United States Treasury, because whoever gets this job will be the next unelected bureaucrat to be in charge of an unprecedented amount of money.  

And I remember Zoe Baird being drummed down for a withholding problem or oversight and she didn’t get the appointment.

I just heard that Bank of America and Citi Bank are coming back for more.  How much longer are we going to stand for this?  How much longer are we going to keep paying taxes and struggle to make a living on what is left?  How much longer before we sleep on the Capitol steps or lie down in the hallways of Congress or turn over a few cars as they did in Athens?  I understand their frustration.

Posted:  01.14.09


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Iranian demonstrators burn posters of Obama

Hardline demonstrators burn posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, during a demonstration in support of the people of Gaza, in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran January 13, 2009. obama-iran

Reuters UK) reported January 13, 2009, 4:11 p.m. GMT from Tehran:

Dozens of Iranians burnt posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Tehran on Tuesday and waved Palestinian flags in support of Gaza, according to a witness and photographs. Iranian demonstrators have often burnt effigies or pictures of U.S. presidents in protests. This appeared to be the first time Obama’s picture had been defaced so publicly, a week before his inauguration as president.

Iran has condemned the West, and the United States in particular, for not doing more to stop Israel’s attacks on Gaza. The 18-day-old offensive, which Israel says is to stop rockets being fired at it, has killed more than 900 Palestinians.

“Where are the freedom seekers?” read one poster held up by a demonstrator at Tuesday’s protest. It had the word “Gaza” emblazoned on it and an image of a weeping Palestinian.

The demonstrators, waving Palestinian flags, some chanting “Death to Obama,” had gathered outside the Swiss embassy which handles U.S. interests because Tehran and Washington have not had diplomatic ties for nearly three decades.

Pictures obtained by Reuters showed the president-elect’s image laid on the road for cars to drive over it, and other images showed demonstrators burning the Obama poster.

The things you miss when you only get to catch the news on tv.  I didn’t hear anything at all about this going on in Iran.  Did we see these pictures?  No, I don’t think so.  I did hear someone mention that the Iranians were insulted or offended by the statement Obama made while campaigning that he would use “a big carrot and a big stick” when dealing with Iran.  They seemed to think he was referring to them as “donkeys or pack animals.”

Can you just feel the love? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duwz5y4jONE&feature=related

See RBO for more details.

Posted:  91.14.09

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Pictures from Montana


Pines Grove (above)


Posted:  01.14.09


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IMUS on Hannity tonight

Imus is going on Hannity (FOX News Channel) tonight to be interviewed.  Can hardly believe it. Imus doesn’t do interviews.  He did talk to Barbara Walters, I remember, but this is a very rare occasion and I won’t miss it.  Oh, and Cavuto but it was by remote and not a sit-down interview. Two nights, 14th and 15th.

See Imus Times.

And Here’s a little insight into the Imus family and all they do for good.  As to the “vegan lifestyle” I have always thought Imus would benefit by a little red meat, but what do I know?  🙂

American Profile featuring the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer.

Posted:  01.14.09


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Inauguration to cost $160 million

The New York Daily News reports that the price tag on the inauguration will be a whopping $160 million dollars, the most expensive ever.

The federal government has budgeted $49 million for this year’s inauguration, more than triple what taxpayers spent at Bush’s first inauguration in 2001, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Earlier this year, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and the Washington transit authority sent a request to federal lawmakers for more than $75 million to cover a variety of inaugural costs ranging from security to transportation.

Tickets are bringing in some money.  There is no exact price for a ticket but I guess you have to have connections and money to get one.  I think some have been given away, however.

Executives from Google and Microsoft along with their families have shelled out huge amounts of money to attend the Barack Obama Inauguration. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, donated 25,000 for his spot at the Obama Inauguration while Steven Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, donated a whopping 50,000 for a standing room only space. Other members of the two companies are donating 25,000 each expanding the total estimated value of both Google’s and Microsoft’s contributions well over the 1 million Mark.

Posted:  01.14.09

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