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Senate Vote On Bailout



Senate Passes Bailout Plan

The Senate strongly endorsed the $700 billion economic bailout plan Wednesday, leaving backers optimistic that the easy approval, coupled with an array of popular additions, would lead to House acceptance by Friday and end the legislative uncertainty that has rocked the markets.

In stark contrast to the House rejection of the plan on Monday, a bipartisan coalition of senators — including both presidential candidates — showed no hesitation in backing a proposal that had drawn public scorn, though the outpouring eased somewhat after a market plunge followed the House defeat. The Senate margin was 74 to 25 in favor of the White House initiative to buy troubled securities in an effort to avoid an economic catastrophe.

Only Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who is being treated for brain cancer, did not vote.

The presence in the Senate of both presidential candidates in the final weeks of the campaign gave weight to the moment. The political tension was clear as Senator Barack Obama walked to the Republican side of the aisle to greet John McCain, who offered a chilly look and a brief return handshake.

Mr. McCain did not make remarks on the legislation. Mr. Obama, in his speech, said the bailout plan was regrettable but necessary and he referred to the stock market drop after the House vote. “While that decline was devastating, the consequences of the credit crisis that caused it will be even worse if we do not act now,” he said.

Senate Vote On Bailout

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laura Bush Killing A Man In Texas


Laura Bush

According to her friends it remains the key event which has shaped the character of Texas First Lady Laura Bush.

When she was 17 years old, the future wife of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, then known as

Laura Welch, made a mistake that killed her boyfriend.

On Nov. 5, 1963, at 8 p.m., Laura was driving east on Farm Road 868 in her hometown of Midland en route

to a party. At a dangerous intersection, she allegedly failed to see Mike Douglas, also 17, heading south on State Road 369.

Laura, traveling with her best friend Judy Dykes and allegedly chatting about clothes, collided with Douglas’ Jeep,

which was doorless. He was thrown from the vehicle and broke his neck, dying instantly.

“She didn’t see him, he didn’t see her,” says Dan Harris, who also was cruising Midland that night, with

Laura’s close friend Beverly Girdley.

“It was a terrible accident.”

The Midland City authorities have declined to release the full accident report. They have referred Freedom of Information

requests for release of the document to the attorney general of Texas, who has until May 15 to decide if he will make the report public.

SOURCES in Midland’s City Hall say they have heard Texas Gov. George W. Bush will use his influence to make sure the report is never released.

Laura Bush Killing A Man In Texas

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin Hot Photo, Sara Palin Bikini Picture

Sarah Palin in American-Flag Bikini
Sara Palin Bikini

Status: Fake

Come to find out, pictures of bikini-clad girls posing with rifles and handguns are quite a popular fetish online (who knew?). I had to sift through dozens of redundant (to my taste) images on Google before finding the original used in this Photoshop job, but it did finally turn up in the photostream of a Flickr user named Doctor Casino. The picture, of a model named Elizabeth, was taken in Georgia in 2006.

Sarah Palin Hot Photo

Sarah Palin Hot Photos, Sarah Palin Pictures

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debate Results,Poll Results,Obama Mccain Debate Results



The Debate Scorecard, With Mixed Results

Here’s a summary of the smartest new political analysis on the Web:
by Gerald F. Seib and Sara Murray.

The initial reviews on the first presidential debate rolled in without a clear declaration of a winner.

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder found “no memorable moments, fascinating body language, no major gaffes by either candidates, no major surprises. …a good debate for both men.” Ambinder writes that Sen. John McCain “did not filter himself, letting his frustration and contempt” for Sen. Barack Obama show through. Obama, in turn, “was a cool cat throughout–although I am reliably informed that GOP spinners are claiming the exact opposite. He seemed confident enough to stand up to McCain’s challenges and in a deferential way. He seemed at times to go out of his way to agree with McCain when agreement was warranted, which the McCain campaign will surely point out.”

Overall, “where McCain was shaky in the first half of the debate, he was on much firmer ground as he navigated Jim Lehrer’s broad foreign policy questions, particularly those questions which did not require McCain to defend his Iraq war. Obama agreed with McCain – and said so – almost as much as he disagreed. But he didn’t topple or stumble…Thresholds are artificial, but both candidates seemed to meet them – although Obama’s threshold was arguably higher. The press will probably conclude that McCain did not fundamentally change impressions tonight. And that Obama held his own.”

Obama Mccain Debate Results

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Politics, US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zimbabwe announces poll results


The long-awaited results of Zimbabwe’s presidential poll have been announced, with the opposition’s Morgan Tsvangirai winning 47.9%, forcing a second round.
Morgan Tsvangirai

Election officials say Mr Tsvangirai beat President Robert Mugabe’s 43.2%, but neither candidate passed the 50% threshold for an outright win.

A spokesman for Mr Mugabe said the result brought no surprises.

But Mr Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said the result was “scandalous daylight robbery”.

The MDC accuses ruling party supporters of rigging the vote and of launching a campaign of intimidation and violence following the elections on 29 March.

It says the delay in announcing the results was to give pro-government militants time to organise and carry out their attacks.

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May 2, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , | Leave a comment