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Posted: 7/31/2005 5:22:33 PM EDT
Warning... Have a vomit bag ready..

For those who didn't hear about it the other day..My original post on Helen Thomas.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=374160


Here we go again..




HELEN THOMAS ANGRY AFTER 'KILL SELF' OVER CHENEY COMMENTS PUBLISHED
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White House press doyenne Helen Thomas is plenty peeved at her longtime friend Albert Eisele, editor of THE HILL newspaper in Washington, D.C.

In a column this week headlined "Reporter: Cheney's Not Presidential Material," Eisele quoted Thomas as saying "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar."

Thomas also said: "I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does," according to Eisele's column.

But Thomas said yesterday at the White House that her comments to Eisele were for his ears only. "I'll never talk to a reporter again!" Thomas was overheard saying.

"We were just talking -- I was ranting -- and he wrote about it. That isn't right. We all say stuff we don't want printed," Thomas said.

But Eisele said that when he called Thomas, "I assume she knew that we were on the record."

"She's obviously very upset about it, but it was a small item -- until Drudge picked it up and broadcast it across the universe," Eisele said.

Still, he noted that reporters aren't that happy when the tables are turned. "Nobody has thinner skin than reporters," Eisele said with a laugh.

Developing...



Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:24:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 5:25:21 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Just go and die already you overrated, selfimportant, useless bag of crotchlice.



Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:25:44 PM EDT
The Dead Walk!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:25:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:26:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Just go and die already you overrated, selfimportant, useless bag of crotchlice.






Aye!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:29:48 PM EDT

But Thomas said yesterday at the White House that her comments to Eisele were for his ears only. "I'll never talk to a reporter again!" Thomas was overheard saying.

"We were just talking -- I was ranting -- and he wrote about it. That isn't right. We all say stuff we don't want printed," Thomas said.


Funny, this coming from a reporter.

Payback's a bitch, bitch.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:07:32 PM EDT
I found the article and then some other interesting info about other political stuff of interest...

Its ok to use the other articles for use in other topics.. I wouldn't call it duping...



July 28, 2005


Insurer balks at Rep. Wasserman Schultz's political travel to Israel

By Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour


Much to her surprise, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was denied life-insurance coverage earlier this year simply because she might travel to Israel in the future — and today she’s going to do something about it.

To reflect her higher salary after making the jump from the Florida Legislature to Congress last year, as well the birth of her third child in 2003, Wasserman Schultz applied for a larger insurance policy through AIG than the one she already had through another company.

When the company asked her husband, Steve, whether they might travel to Israel, he replied yes. She explained to The Hill that, although she had been to Israel three times previously, she had no specific plans to do so.

Nevertheless, she said, “They rejected me specifically for that reason.”

A letter from the company to her said: “We will be able to reconsider this decision once you have returned from Israel and there are no future plans to travel to any countries of concern.”

That designation is one the congresswoman vigorously disputes. She noted that the state department does not list Israel as a terrorist state, and that the intentional death rate there is only 11/100,000 per year. In the United States, the rate is 17/100,000 per year.

“Our life reinsurers impose the policy,” said AIG spokesman Joe Norton. Reinsurers are companies that write huge policies for insurance companies to protect them against catastrophic loss. “There is a list of countries imposed by the reinsurer,” Wilson said, which includes Vietnam, Iraq and several African countries.

“We’re fully aware of a problem, and we’re continuing to look for solutions,” he said.
But Wasserman Schultz may do it for them if she has her way. Her Life Insurance Fairness for Travelers Act, to be introduced today as an amendment to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, would prohibit companies from discriminating “based upon the intent of [a] person to engage in lawful foreign travel.”


Alexander and Oberstar in wilderness

When Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) takes his family on a canoe trip to northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area next month, as he’s done for the past 25 years, he might think of checking in with Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.).

Oberstar, whose district includes the million-acre wilderness area on the Minnesota-Canada border, might even want to tag along, as he was instrumental in helping his former boss, then-Rep. John Blatnik (D-Minn.), pass the legislation creating the area.

Alexander revealed his fondness for paddling — and portaging — his 37-foot Kevlar canoe through the Minnesota lake country last week as he took to the Senate floor to speak on behalf of legislation to allow the Boy Scouts to camp out on federal property.

He called the area “one of the Boy Scouts’ most important adverture outdoor programs. Whether they are there in the winter, when it is 20 [degrees] below, or in July, when there are a lot of mosquitos, these young men learn to take care of themselves.”

He and his wife, Honey, and two sons and two daughters have been going to the area since Tennessee businessman and friend John Parish touted it to them.

We hope Alexander wears the famous red plaid shirt he wore while campaigning for governor, president and the Senate. It might be helpful in scaring off the bears and mosquitos.


PETA sends mice care package to DeLay’s office


So thankful is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for the kid-glove treatment with which Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s (R-Texas) staff has handled two mice in his office, the animal-rights organization Tuesday night sent a package to thank Chief of Staff Tim Berry — and help him continue to protect the little critters.

According to a release, PETA sent Berry, who gave the hands-off order regarding the mice, a thank-you note as well as “some state-of-the-art humane mousetraps that he can use to catch the mice and release them safely outside, despite the Hill’s abundance of ‘hawks.’”

DeLay spokesman Kevin Madden could not confirm whether Berry had received the package, citing the sometimes-slow pace of the mail on the Hill.

PETA’s wildlife biologist, Stephanie Boyles, said, “Berry’s defense of the mice is not only humane, it’s fiscally sound.” She explained that without removing the “unsealed food and overflowing trashcans” that attract the mice, an “endless trap-and-kill cycle” ensues.

DeLay, a former exterminator himself, ought to know.

But the problem has been going on for some time. As first reported in this space, reporters attending a question-and-answer session in DeLay’s conference room in March were surprised to see a pest-control trap in the corner.


Reporter: Cheney’s not presidential material

If Vice President Cheney is indeed a “serious darkhorse” candidate for president in 2008, as Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward recently suggested, he probably won’t want to enlist legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas to help with his press relations, even though she has proposed a campaign strategy he could run on.

Thomas, a syndicated columnist for Hearst Newspapers who has covered the White House since the Kennedy administration, wrote in May that Cheney “certainly could campaign on the theme that he has had experience in running the White House.”

Thomas made the suggestion in a column she wrote about President Bush’s not being notified about a terror scare caused by an off-course Cessna airplane until after it was over, according to Editor & Publisher magazine.

Declaring that the incident “again raises the question of who’s running the show,” Thomas also noted Cheney’s central role on Sept. 11 and the widely held view that he is “probably the most powerful vice president in recent times, perhaps in U.S. history.”

But asked this week if she is promoting a Cheney candidacy, Thomas made it clear she isn’t.

“The day I say Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I’ll kill myself,” she told The Hill. “All we need is one more liar.”

Thomas added, “I think he’d like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does.”



Activist lands in the hot seat

Politicians aren’t the only ones who often find themselves hoisted on their own petards when they say something they wish they hadn’t.

Case in point: Elouise Cobell, an Indian-rights leader from Montana’s Blackfeet tribe who is the lead plaintiff in a 9-year-old lawsuit over the federal government’s mismanagement of Native American Trust Fund accounts, found herself in an awkward position when she appeared before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) pointedly reminded her that he wasn’t pleased with her comment in a Montana newspaper in which she said McCain’s bill aimed at resolving the lawsuit “reminded me of the Baker Massacre at Blackfeet, when they gave Heavy Runner this piece of paper. They said, ‘Hold it up. It will keep you safe.’”

Noting that she made the comment “before anyone had time to read and fully understand the bill,” an obviously irked McCain said he could understand why some Indian leaders are disappointed with his bill because “no one gets everything they want.” But, he added, “It cannot credibly be compared to a massacre, even in a figure of speech.”



Sen. Clinton’s cookies are raising cash


A group of supporters is using one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) finest domestic moments to raise some cash for her as-yet-undeclared presidential candidacy.

In 1996, Clinton won a would-be first-lady bake-off against North Carolina Republican Elizabeth Dole, who also happens to be a senator herself now.

The folks at www.hillarynow. com are hawking chocolate chip cookies using that recipe. Baked by Anna Lia Notardonato-Hicks of Nashville, Tenn., the cookies are going for $18 for a package of 10, plus $7 shipping and handling. That’s $2.50 per cookie, a bit steep, but they are rather big — 4.5 inches in diameter.

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:09:05 PM EDT
You didn't need to post a picture of her. Geez.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:11:49 PM EDT
RUN Dick RUN !
PUHLEEZ!! RUN
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:13:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
You didn't need to post a picture of her. Geez.



Yes he did.....
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:14:52 PM EDT
Don't worry, Helen.

Its not like anyone thought you were an objective journalist without any political agenda anyway.

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:19:16 PM EDT
I already warned people to have their vomit bag ready...


I already took my dramamine...
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:23:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:23:38 PM EDT
Oops forgot about the nightmares...


Sorry guys...

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:24:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
I didn't know she was from Kentucky.

I wouldn't have guessed that.



Think her family tree has any branches??

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:26:13 PM EDT
Dear Mr. Cheney:

Please run for President. You don't have to make a serious effort to get elected, just announce that you're running. Thank you.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:37:11 PM EDT
that is the ugliest man I have ever seen.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:39:53 PM EDT
Whats involved in starting a Dick Chenney for President draft campaign?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:15:55 PM EDT
Only person who looks worse is Madeline Albright.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:56:18 PM EDT
She makes Hillary look pretty!

I don't know who is worse..Janet (call me "BUTCH") Reno or Helen Thomas..

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:16:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
She makes Hillary look pretty!

I don't know who is worse..Janet (call me "BUTCH") Reno or Helen Thomas..




Janet Reno was...umm....is a woman?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:25:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

But Thomas said yesterday at the White House that her comments to Eisele were for his ears only. "I'll never talk to a reporter again!" Thomas was overheard saying.

"We were just talking -- I was ranting -- and he wrote about it. That isn't right. We all say stuff we don't want printed," Thomas said.


Funny, this coming from a reporter.

Payback's a bitch, bitch.



Hypocrital bitch. Got served up by her own, too. How fitting!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:27:06 PM EDT
Its a fucking pig with lipstick and a wig
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:56:38 PM EDT
To me, it sounds like a very good reason for Cheney to run. I just wish that more reporters would follow her lead.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 9:28:11 PM EDT
I don't understand, if she threatens to off herself are we supposed to try to talk her out of it???

I say fuck her and the 'horse that rode in on her'!!! (not a slip of the tongue, I ment it that way..)
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:02:27 AM EDT
Isn't threatening to kill yourself a legal reason to be committed at least for observation?

The funny thing is that I would bet money that Cheney won't run
I don't think he wanted to be vice president, I think he did it for bush
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:12:11 AM EDT
Ok, I'll be a gentleman and help the lady out. I volunteer to beat her about the head and neck with a blunt instrument of her choice until dead.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:51:28 AM EDT
Where does she commute from? I want to purchase a billboard for a ""Cheney for president" sign.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:19:30 AM EDT
I E-mailed her that first pic you put up , told her "DO IT" it won't be nearly as painfull as looking at this picture ."

She hasnt got back to me ???
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