The kings of oil increasing production to 10 million barrels a day

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is planning to increase its output next month by about a half-million barrels of oil a day of its light, sweet crude oil, according to analysts and oil traders who have been informed by Saudi officials. This announcement alone, plus the Republican party political movement called “Drill Here — Drill Now!” is making it into the media. 

The increase could bring Saudi output to a production level of 10 million barrels a day, which, if sustained, would be the kingdom’s highest performance level in history. The move was seen as a sign that the Saudis are becoming increasingly nervous about both the political and economic effect of high oil prices. In recent weeks, soaring fuel costs have incited demonstrations and protests from Italy to Indonesia.

Saudi Arabia is currently pumping 9.45 million barrels a day, which is an increase of about 300,000 barrels from last month.

The Saudis are concerned that today’s record prices might eventually damp economic growth and lead to lower oil demand, as is already happening in the United States and other developed countries. The current prices are also making alternative fuels more viable, threatening the long-term prospects of the oil-based economy. The high prices have also made it profitable to stimulate mature oil wells in Texas and California. 

President Bush visited Saudi Arabia twice this year, pleading with King Abdullah to step up production. While the Saudis resisted the calls then, arguing that the markets were well supplied, they seem to have since concluded that they needed to disrupt the momentum that has been building in commodity markets, sending prices higher. That creates panic. There seems to be no end in sight. 

The Saudi plans were disclosed in interviews with several oil traders and analysts who said that Saudi oil officials had privately conveyed their production plans recently to some traders and companies in the United States. The analysts declined to be identified so as not to be cut off from future information from the Saudis.

Last week, King Abdullah also took the unprecedented step of arranging on short notice a major gathering of oil producers and consumers to address the causes of the price rally. The meeting will be held on June 22 in the Red Sea town of Jeddah.

Oil prices have gained 40 percent this year, rising to nearly $140 a barrel in recent days and driving gasoline costs above $4 a gallon. Some analysts have predicted that prices could reach $200 a barrel this year as oil consumption continues to rise rapidly while supplies lag.

The growing volatility of the markets, including a record one-day gain of $10.75 a barrel last week, has persuaded the Saudis that they need to step in, analysts said. The Saudis and Republicans are the only groups trying to lower the price of crude. But you won’t read that in your mainstream newspaper on watch it on NBC. 

Did you know…

Until recently, only 35 percent of oil has been extracted from reservoirs. Oil resides in porous rock formations, it is not in the sate of underground pools as many consumers believe. Today, oil companies such as Chevron, Shell,  Halliburton and Schlumberger, have developed stimulation methods to revive mature wells. There are fracturing and perforating techniques, 3-D seismic methods to clearly see trapped reservers that have been missed by the original well. There are now, steerable drill bits that can capture those trapped oil reserves and pinpoint stimulation on targeted areas. 

–Mick Gregory

Terrorists hit the U.S. — Mass media helps the coverup

A rocket shot past a commercial jet north of Houston last week. The pilots reported it. What became of the news? Speculation that it was “a homemade toy rocket.” How high can those suckers go, 30,000 feet? It was really only 20,000 feet. OK, that explains it. No other press releases issued. No more mass media coverage.

Universal Studios production lots destroyed by fire.

South Florida engulfed by the worst wildfires in half a century.

Hugo Chavez in negotiations with Iran and North Korea.

Obama wants to talk with Chavez. Isn’t that friendly?

Chavez initiates Stalin-styled spy program where citizens get bonus points for turning in their neighbors. (Isn’t that like the Democrat Party? Remember when they paid for Newt Gingrich tapes illegally recorded by Democrat activists in Florida?)

Venezuela not producing oil. The Chavez government has been shutting down production to raise the price of oil. Now Venezuela has to import gasoline!

Craigslist.org single-handedly destroyed the giant newspaper classifieds

Mick Gregory

“You took over our advertising — now are you going to take over our news?” — a question from a San Francisco Chronicle journalist to Craig Newmark, founder and CEO of craigslist.org.

“We took a straw and drained your milkshake,” from “There Will Be Blood.”

Craigslist.org has dominated the classified advertising market with its free listings for everything from real estate — to jobs — to personals. Big city newspapers, like the SF Chronicle have been crippled by this new kid on the block.

How much traffic does craigslist get?
A: More than 10 billion page views per month

Q: How does that compare with other companies?
A: craigslist is #8 worldwide in terms of english-language page views

Q: How many people use craigslist?
A: More than 40 million each month, including more than 30 million in the US alone

Q: How many classified ads does craigslist receive?
A: craigslist users self-publish more than 30 million new classified ads each month

Q: How many job listings does craigslist receive?
A: More than 2 million new job listings each month

— The Q&A is from Craigslist.org

The average user/reader spends so much time on the site–about five days a month, 20 minutes per day–the site ranks a startling seventh in terms of monthly page views. This is 4 billion page views per month. A billion here, a billion there, now we are talking about real readership numbers.

So how exactly does Craigslist make money?

By charging $25 for job postings in six of its largest U.S. markets and $75 for job listings in San Francisco and by assessing a $10 fee for brokered apartment listings in New York City, according to their website.

Classified advertising was the real money-maker for newspapers. Want ads, are the little ads placed by individuals. They were not only the most profitable for newspapers on a word-for-word basis, they also generated great readership numbers, a fact that was lost on ALL of the newsrooms in America. The editor-centric news “executives” had not bothered to do any research on the readership of the ads that paid their salaries. They mocked MBAs, IT and celebrated BAs from America’s most liberal J-schools.

The arrogant editors who “manage” the entire newspaper enterprise, didn’t have a clue. They thought that they called the shots. People were paying 25  cents to read the ads just and a few pages of news and entertainment.

This just in from the Washington Post:

Let’s not bury the lead: This is a rough time for the newspaper business, a rough time for The Washington Post and a rough time for me.

No one need shed any tears for the people leaving this building. The more than 100 journalists who have just taken early-retirement packages are voluntarily accepting a generous offer as the company trims its payroll — a situation far better than at newspapers that have resorted to layoffs.

With advertising revenue sinking and classified competition from the likes of Craigslist, newspaper market values are taking a hit. Avista Capital Partners, which bought the Minneapolis Star Tribune 14 months ago, recently had to write down 75 percent of its investment. The purchase price had been $530 million; the previous owner, McClatchy Newspapers, paid $1.2 billion for the paper in 1998.

That’s just a few pieces to the puzzle of what went wrong. It’s not unlike the fall of family-owned business, where the next generation of trust-fund brats drain the profits and only find interest in the fun, ivory tower aspects of the business.

In these sob stories of more layoffs, there isn’t any mention of the marketing/advertising departments, because the editors have no interest in that aspect of the media.

If newspapers were run like real companies, there would have been “big picture” studies of trends and competition. How’s this for an idea, cut out five top level editors and buy 100 servers, two webmasters and one internet marketing guy.

What a concept.

D.C. madam found hanged to death, one of her prime escorts was also found dead. Both ruled suicide. What did they know?

UPDATE: By Mick Gregory
Suicide by hanging is the perfect cover for murder.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, known as the “DC Madam” of the agency Pamela Martin, once said in public that suicide was cowardice. So, in the end, why did she end up hanging herself?

Questions that mainstream journalists are not asking: What percentage of women attempt suicide by hanging? A: Not so much. Less than 10 percent of female suicides are by tying a rope around your neck and strangling yourself to death. And what percentage of those “suicides” are really murder? No one knows. It is a quiet, much less messy way to take them out. If it were a gun, thee is the issue of when did the victim buy the gun, did they even own a gun? The sound of the shot. The possibility of witnesses who hear the shot and see people running from the scene. This was a professional hit.

Another strange coincidence, one of the top escorts at the Pamela Martin agency, Brandy Britton, was also found dead several months ago of an apparent suicide by hanging. 

That “accident” may have been performed to scare Palfrey into silence. It did, but then she was convicted of prostitution, and was awaiting sentencing in July. So she was ready to let loose some top names.

One has to wonder what Lloyds of London would put the odds of that happening to two high-priced call girls involved in a high profile court case?

These women who earned their pay on erotica and good looks, had access to drugs, a painless and more glamorous way to go. The way Marilyn Monroe went out. Hanging yourself? It doesn’t add up.

First of all, in the United States, hanging is the least “popular” way to off yourself as a man or woman, of all female suicides very few are by hanging, it’s been out of fashion for the past 100 years. The few people (again men) who commit suicide by hanging, jump from a chair or a ladder, choking to death slowly. Rarely is the neck broken. In order to break a neck, a drop of six feet or more is required, which rarely happens except in execution hanging.

Hanging, whether done with rope, an electrical cord or a belt, always leaves an inverted V bruise, and is easy to tell from ligature strangulation (murder), which leaves a straight-line bruise. Hanging compresses the veins, but arterial blood flow continues, causing small bleeding sites on the lips, inside the mouth and on the eyelids. As with ligature strangulation, the face and neck are congested with blood and become dark red.

Ligature strangulations are almost always homicide and the victims are almost always women. Often the murderer uses more force than necessary to kill the victim, causing deep bruises and abrasions around the neck. The victim will usually struggle, which results in damage to both the interior and exterior structures of the neck and throat. Hanging is a very good coverup for murder by strangulation.

After Madam Palfrey’s conviction, it has been reported that she was going to name names or else. She hoped to get a payoff. She didn’t realize how dangerous top politicians can be. 

The building manager, who did not want to show his face, talked with Palfrey Monday before she left for her mother’s in Tarpon Springs. He strongly believes Palfrey’s death was not a suicide.
“Jean Palfrey was a class act. She wore very good clothes. She was well educated. Her way out of this world certainly would not have been in an aluminum shed attached to a mobile home in Tarpon Springs, Florida,” he said.
Palfrey was convicted of running a high-profile escort service for Washington’s elite and faced a sentencing this summer that would likely lead to many years in prison. But she was found hanged Thursday at her mother’s home and investigators said they have no doubt it was a suicide.
“A couple handwritten notes. At least one note was found inside residence indicating her intent to take her life,” Capt. Jeffrey Young of the Tarpon Springs Police Department said of Palfrey’s death.
Palfrey’s building manager said she often told him she believed she was being followed and he thinks there may have been some former clients of her escort service who wanted her dead.
“She insinuated that there is a contract out for her and I fully believe they succeeded,” her building manager said.
Palfrey’s Lexus is still parked in the Park Lake garage and the staff said on Monday, she asked about making sure her condo fees would continue to be paid during what Palfrey anticipated would be six years in prison.
They said she left that day with some suitcases and a box.
“She had one white paper file box that she told me had some important paper with her and then she just kind of raised her eyebrows like you’re supposed to think oh yeah, that’s all the information that she had on her business in Washington,” her building manager said.
Palfrey never denied running an escort service for 13 years, but she did deny any knowledge that any illegal sexual activity was occurring. — Ch. 2 News, Orlando.
 

Who could be in the little black book that would go to this extent to keep their name out of the media at this time?

When a former employee of Palfrey’s, Brandy Britton, hanged herself before going to trial, Palfrey told the press, “I guess I’m made of something that Brandy Britton wasn’t made of.”

 

Who would benefit most by snuffing out these women? Who had the most to lose at election time? 

Is this is the May Day surprise; the blockbuster that will expose the Clinton machine for the power hungry monsters they appear to be?

What happens if she wins the Democrat primary in Indiana and comes close in North Carolina? She will still be behind in delegates, but the “big wigs” in the Democratic super delegate meetings will vote for the big Clinton machine. That’s why Obama supporters should be concerned, very concerned.

Examples of murder covered up by suicide:
November 3, 2006
Independent Movie Actress Adrienne Shelley Found Dead
Adrienne Shelley, the actress of seminal independent movies Trust and The Unbelievable Truth, was found dead on Wednesday in her Greenwich Village office. Her husband Andrew Ostroy found her hanging from a shower rod in the bathroom in an Abingdon Square building. The Post reports that the police are “inclined” to beileve it was suicide (no signs of a struggle or forced entry at the door). The ME’s office conducted an autopsy, but has not released the results.
Update: Three days later the suicide was changed to murder when medical examiner found defensive wounds on Shelley. Next the NYPD tracked down a construction worker who when confronted about being in Shelly’s apartment, confessed to the murder that he set it up to look like suicide.

Do you have as much confidence in the Pinellas County Police of St. Petersburg Florida?

 

The Clintons make in one day what the average American makes in a year. Hillary Clinton’s ill-gotten gains from speeches, ‘cattle futures’ and ‘White Water’ are fine, only their campaign funds were wiped out. She is $20 million in debt in regard to her campaign. So? There is more money where that came from.

Why did it take seven years for us to see the Clinton’s taxes?

By Mick Gregory

I’m wondering how “working class” families feel about writing a $20 check to the Clinton’s campaign? The Democrat power couple made more money than any other to leave the White House.

The old guard, uneducated, unskilled union workers who gave to her campaign over the past two years lost their bet. Did they know that she spent it all? Worse yet, did they know that the Clinton’s made over $109 million since leaving the White House? They made $41,000 every 24 four hours while the Average American makes $48,000 a year.

How about the “jobs” they did. What did the Progressive couple do for the money?

Bill Clinton has earned $15.4 million from billionaire Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. investment firm since 2003, according to tax documents released by his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The earnings represent 20 percent of the approximately $75 million Bill Clinton earned during the same period, according to the documents. That may raise new questions about what services he performed for Los Angeles-based Yucaipa, whose investors include the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al- Maktoum — acording to Bloomberg.

Tax lawyers said the Yucaipa partnership income for Bill Clinton looks to be a form of salary because it was in round numbers for most years.

Why did the Clinton machine finally release these numbers? I think it was to show they have the money to win the election, and Obama can’t win. We will see how it is reported.

“Most people who make that much money work for it,” said Yale University tax law professor Michael Graetz, a former Treasury Department official. “What are they being paid for, and if it’s the Sheikh of Dubai paying the husband of somebody who might be the next president of the United States, what do they think they’re paying for?”

How does that make the “poor folk” feel? Please write and tell us.

How does that make those life-long Democrats feel who were always told that the Clintons “feel their pain.”

She owes businesses $20,000,000 from the last gasp of her two-year campaign. She has told African-Americans that they are second class citizens after winning 90 percent of their vote during her Democrat career.

It’s all come to the surface now. Hillary has brought the Democrat party back to their roots of the elitist tier system that America hasn’t seen since the Civil War.

Five of America’s top energy company executives called before Congress. Where is Citgo?

Five U.S. oil company executives are scheduled to “testify” at the Capitol on Tuesday about soaring crude oil prices and prices at the gas pump of over $3.20 per gallon.

Why wasn’t Citgo invited to the interrogations? What is the profit margin for the energy companies? It is 8 percent. That’s about half of the New York Times, LA Times and Houston Chronicle’s profit margins.

By Mick Gregory

Executives from the three biggest U.S.-based oil companies — Exxon Mobil, Chevron Corp and ConocoPhillips will attend, as well as U.S. representatives of BP and Royal Dutch Shell.

With accusatory questions expected from Democrats on the panel, oil executives will have to simply point to U.S. crude oil prices, which have skyrocketed from below $20 per barrel in early 2002 to a record $111.80 a barrel earlier this month. Approximately 44 gallons of gasoline are in one barrel. Heavy sour crude oil takes more processing expense to produce the equivalent in light, sweet crude.

“Gasoline and diesel prices are being set in what we consider to be a crude-driven market,” said Red Cavaney, president of the American Petroleum Institute, which lobbies on behalf of big U.S. oil companies.

A good question to ask is why not Citgo? How can an OPEC member be trading and pumping up prices on the New York Mercantile exchange while being members of a cartel that benefits from raising the price of crude?

Do the Democrats have a basic understanding of business and markets?

How about leasing exploritory drilling in Alaska and off shore? More supply lowers demand and price. It’s simple Eco 101.

Will Hillary or Obama chime in? This could be good. Will the famous Democrat from California speak up, Henry Waxman?

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Mr. Obama, have you no shame? Why did you push to fire Don Imus within days of his street-talk jock joke, but let your family attend the hate monger Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years?

“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Barack Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”

Mr. Obama, what about your America-hating, white-blaming racist pastor? He wasn’t joking about blaming American whites for 9/11 and inventing the HIV/AIDs virus. Why did you continue to attend Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years? Imus is a political satirist who often had you on as a guest to help build your political popularity. Rev. Wright is a hate spewing monster. Why did you let your daughters attend such a place of worship on Sundays for their entire lives?

It took Obama more than a year to speak about his pastor’s racially charged anti-American tirades, but when it came to denouncing Don Imus for his racial street talk joke against the Rutgers girls basketball team, it took Obama only a week to demand the shock jock be fired, reported by FOX News.

So this is why your wife is proud of America for the first time? You grew up in South Side of Chicago world of blame whites for all your ills. Meanwhile, American blacks are killing each other off at the rate of 20,000 a year.

Just when you thought it was safe for Hillary’s machine, Obama wins more delegates in Texas, then Wyoming and Mississippi

Did you see this in your mainstream media? Barack Obama has beat Hillary Rodham Clinton for Texas’ Democratic caucuses on March 4. The official results won’t be available until March 29.
Until then, the last reported results – from 41 percent of the precinct caucuses – show Obama ahead with 56 percent to Clinton’s 44 percent.

Obama won by double digits in very white Wyoming and is about to win Mississippi.

So how can Hillary Rodham Clinton say she won Texas? Where is the real journalism?
Obama has won at least 31 delegates from the caucuses and Clinton has won at least 27, according to The Associated Press count. The remaining nine delegates will be awarded after the official results are announced at the end of the month.

image002.jpgThe Texas Democratic Party gave up Monday on its effort to produce a public tally. What is so hard about reporting the vote? Is it because the outcome was not in line with the Democrat machine?

Ironically, only the Democrat allows delegates and super delegates do the voting that counts. Funny how they call themselves the Democratic party. What happened to the one man, one vote concept?

Spitzer is (was) one of Hillary’s super delegates – Ashley Alexandra Dupre was the call girl who did it

Let’s take a look at the faces behind Hillary’s super delegates. Elliot Spitzer, the governor of New York who spent over $5,000 for one hour with a prostitute. Here is the Ashley Alexandra Dupre blog on MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=69041220
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Barbara Boxer, another super delegate for Hillary. She has pushed for no charges for her friend and campaign worker Bernie Ward, the liberal talk show host from San Francisco.
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What about Larry Flynt’s story on Hillary’s lesbian affairs? That is the next shoe to drop.

Maybe not. It’s just old hags who support Hillary now. Having the beautiful Huma Abediin scores points for Hillary.

The race baiting, white hating Obama backers will never vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Even though she can imitate a Southern black drawl.

The Vampierus Lives! Obama Splits Texas. The Best Little Caucus in Texas.

How many pantsuits does Hillary have in her wardrobe? The cases of extra pantsuits must add up to the amount of trunks in the Barnum and Bailey Circus. What is Hilary’s carbon footprint on her travels and luggage the past six months? Let’s start at least start a pantsuit count. I haven’t seen her wear the same ugly, ’70s pantsuit twice. I start the count at 61, her age.

Hillary Pantsuit Count: Day 61

Mick Gregory

I voted for Obama tonight and helped pick delegates. In our voting district Obama won 7 delegates to Hillary’s 4. Knowing Hillary’s instructions, “take control of the secretary position…” I nominated a nice young woman named CJ, who had an Obama badge on her coat and was sitting at an Obama table at the middle school library.

I also talked a neighbor into being a delegate. The people spoke. We shut down the Clinton machine in our neighborhood anyway.

After all the hype and fawning over the pantsuited presidential candidate, Obama actually won more delegates in Texas. Did you read anything about that in the New York Times, Houston Chronicle or Dallas Morning News?

This was far down a story in today’s WSJ.
On Tuesday, Sen. Clinton won primaries in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island, while Sen. Obama took Vermont and Texas’s separate caucuses. The Associated Press said Sen. Clinton won at least 185 delegates to Sen. Obama’s 173, for a net gain of just 12 delegates — a total that will shrink as remaining delegates are allocated. Obama campaign manager David Plouffe predicted Sen. Clinton would net between four and 10 delegates, fewer “than we netted out of the state of Idaho.”

The Obama campaign said Sen. Obama emerged from Texas’s unique primary-and-caucus system with at least five more delegates than Sen. Clinton, even though she won the popular vote. That anomaly reflects the party’s rules for allocating delegates proportionate to the candidates’ votes in certain districts.

The fact that Tuesday’s four-state, 370-delegate sweepstakes effectively yielded a draw underscored how difficult it will be for Sen. Clinton to catch Sen. Obama with just over 600 more pledged delegates to be won. That’s why the biggest remaining contest is for superdelegates — or automatic delegates, as the Clinton camp calls them.

Live from Texas: It’s Hillary Rodham Clinton with her back against the wall. Her campaign instructs supporters to ‘take the role of secretary’ in order to control the vote count and the official list of who voted in the Texas caucuses

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HOUSTON: This wasn’t the way it was to be for Queen Hillary of the Clinton Court. Obama was to be the lap dog vice president on the Hillary ticket and they should have been making peace on stage. Instead, Obama has charged ahead and is even getting support from Republicans. His campaign has erased a 20 point lead by the Hillary machine in just two weeks and now he leads in Texas and is flush with campaign donations. He’s running full page ads in the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Dallas Morning News. He has a big schedule of ads on cable TV and radio in Texas.

Hillary is trying to pull off another New Hampshire by taking over the Texas caucuses. Look at her instructions to supporters that was leaked to the Dallas Morning News and blasted on the Internet on Politico:
Texas caucuses — constitutional crisis
UPDATE: March 4, 2008, Hillary’s campaign admitted to darkening a photo of Obama, as a normal hue, saturation PhotoShop thechnique. In other words, the racist Clinton machine used a Nazi technique to literally paint Obama darker than he is. Next, in Hillary’s infomercial playing in Houston yesterday, she had a set-up town hall with very few if any blacks in the audience. Instead she had a mix of Latinas, apparent lesbians and elderly women.

What were her solutions? They were more spending programs including full time care givers at the homes of handicapped people. How much will that cost? The sky is the limit.

How many pantsuits does Hillary own? Is anyone keeping count?

The Dallas Morning News gets hold of Clinton caucus “training materials,” in which supporters are instructed to fight for procedural control of caucuses.

The materials say in part, “DO NOT allow the supporter of another candidate to serve in leadership roles.”

It goes on to say, “If our supporters are outnumbered, ask the Temporary Chair if one of our supporters can serve as the Secretary, in the interest of fairness.

“The control of the sign-in sheets and the announcement of the delegates allotted to each candidate are the critical functions of the Chair and Secretary. This is why it is so important that Hillary supporters hold these positions.”

Some of the moments on the ground in Nevada showed how crucial technical control can be, particularly when — there, as expected in Texas — nobody has any idea what the rules are. Really makes you love the caucus process.

It’s right out of Stalin’s playbook. “It’s not who votes; it’s who counts the votes.”

What the mainstream media hid about the al-Qaeda/Oklahoma City bombing

Another in a series of Clinton cover-ups. Did you read about al-Qaeda’s Ramzi Yousef’s connection?

A U.S. Congressional committee presented extensive evidence establishing a relationship between Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef, the al-Qaeda terrorist convicted of carrying out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. “For example, of all the cities in the world, convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef and Terry Nichols were in Cebu City in the Philippines at the same time three months before the Oklahoma City bombing.” The report continues to trace the Nichols’ suspicious activities and relationships in the Philippines in the years and days leading up to the Oklahoma City bombing.

As the report points out, both the Oklahoma City and the 1993 World Trade Center bombings followed very similar patterns, “a rental truck loaded with ammonium-based explosives, using similar detonation devices, based on the strategy of driving a vehicle into or near a target.”

Representative Rohrabacher also finds fault with the Clinton/Reno Justice Department for both its failures in the initial investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing and for what the committee call its current “lack of willingness” to examine the many question raised in the committee’s report. Why isn’t this connection reported in the mainstream media? Follow the money.

Hillary, what say you?

A sensless, meaningless death in the line of duty: Dallas motorcycle officer killed while escorting Hillary Clinton’s motorcade to a campaign stop in Oak Cliff.

Mick Gregory

The family of the Dallas police motorcycle cop, Senior Corporal Victor Lozada needs our condolences. I hope they don’t know that Hillary’s daughter, Chelsea, called members of the police “trained pigs” while the left-wing Clinton’s were in the White House. Nor should they know that while Hillary was an attorney, she supported the Black Panthers and even provided the defense for a Black Panther who was convicted and found guilty of killing a cop.

A little background information:
Did you know that the Black Panthers printed and distributed kids comic books and even coloring books depicting cops as pigs? Some of the action-filled illustrations actually showed teenagers shooting police with pig-like features.

Back to this tragic death.

Mr. Lozada crashed and was killed Friday while escorting the Hillary Clinton motorcade to a campaign rally.
Did you read in your New York Times, Dallas Morning News or San Francisco Chronicle, that the Hispanic officer had only been on motorcycle duty for one month?

Compare that with Hillary Clinton’s attack on Senator Obama for his use of a good friend’s theme “famous words do matter” in a campaign stump speech. Does anyone believe that Obama was plagiarizing his friend, he’s on his campaign.

Did the liberal media mention that Hillary’s PR team requests Secret Service and police in her appearances to be female officers or people of color. Hillary especially wants to target Hispanics in Texas, thinking that she has lost the black vote, but she did well in Miami with Hispanics.

Will there be an investigation into the possibility that Mr. Lozada was rushed into Hillary’s service without enough training? Did Hillary or members of her press crew ask specifically for Hispanic police officers to window dress her campaign appearances in Texas?

No other motorcycles, or vehicles participating in the motorcade, were involved in the accident.

Sources say the 49-year-old Corporal had been in the traffic division since 2003, but was relatively new to the motorcycle division. In fact, most reports say, less than one month.

Hillary goes on after 11th loss in a row. Obama wins Wisconsin and Hawaii.

UPDATED: Did Hillary ask for the inexperienced Hispanic motorcycle officer to window dress her campaign in Dallas?

The family of the Dallas police motorcycle cop, Senior Corporal Victor Lozada needs our condolences. I hope they don’t know that Hillary’s daughter, Chelsea, called members of the police “trained pigs” while the left-wing Clinton’s were in the White House. Nor should they know that while Hillary was an attorney, she supported the Black Panthers and even provided the defense for a Black Panther who was convicted and found guilty of killing a cop.

A little background information:
Did you know that the Black Panthers printed and distributed kids comic books and even coloring books depicting cops as pigs? Some of the action-filled illustrations actually showed teenagers shooting police with pig-like features.

Back to this tragic death.

Mr. Lozada crashed and was killed Friday while escorting the Hillary Clinton motorcade to a campaign rally.
Did you read in your New York Times, Dallas Morning News or San Francisco Chronicle, that the Hispanic officer had only been on motorcycle duty for one month?

Compare that with Hillary Clinton’s attack on Senator Obama for his use of a good friend’s theme “famous words do matter” in a campaign stump speech. Does anyone believe that Obama was plagiarizing his friend, he’s on his campaign.

Did the liberal media mention that Hillary’s PR team requests Secret Service and police in her appearances to be female officers or people of color. Hillary especially wants to target Hispanics in Texas, thinking that she has lost the black vote, but she did well in Miami with Hispanics.

Will there be an investigation into the possibility that Mr. Lozada was rushed into Hillary’s service without enough training? Did Hillary or members of her press crew ask specifically for Hispanic police officers to window dress her campaign appearances in Texas?

No other motorcycles, or vehicles participating in the motorcade, were involved in the accident.

Sources say the 49-year-old Corporal had been in the traffic division since 2003, but was relatively new to the motorcycle division. In fact, most reports say, less than one month.

EARLIER:
Mrs. Clinton says in a speech last night that both she and Obama would make history if elected.

No, she was already running the White House for eight years while Bill was being serviced by an intern younger than Chelsea today. (The press still gives Chelsea a pass, even though she is on the campaign trail criss crossing the country for Clinton Inc.)

Barack Obama swept past a fading Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Wisconsin primary and Hawaii caucuses Tuesday night, gaining the upper hand in a Democratic presidential race that is bringing out record numbers of voters.

The triumphs made 11 straight for Obama, and left the former first lady (and co-president) in desperate need of a comeback in a race she long commanded as front-runner.

“The change we seek is still months and miles away,” Obama told an excited crowd in Houston in a speech in which he also pledged to end the war in Iraq in his first year in office.

Well, that war may be over before your convention.

How will HIllary take the super delegates now? How can she justify that?

Congratulations, Obama! You won’t hear that from Hillary.

Mick Gregoy

Now the backlash. What was Hillary and her machine thinking when they fired the beautiful, highly effective Hispanic campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle? That they are showing the Black voters, that “See, we were not really pandering for Hispanic votes in place of the loyal Black vote.”

Too late. It’s time for the fat lady with the accordion to start singing.

A prominent member of the national Democratic Party has circulated a sharp e-mail saying the removal of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle was disloyal to Hispanics and should give “pause” to superdelegates and voters.
The e-mail from, Steven Ybarra, a California superdelegate who heads the voting-rights committee of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, was sent to fellow caucus members in the hours after word broke that Solis Doyle – the most prominent Latina in Clinton’s campaign – would be replaced by another close Clinton loyalist, Maggie Williams, who is black.
The e-mail noted that Clinton, who is looking to Latino voters for a boost in the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4, scored heavily with Hispanics in her California win.
“Apparently, loyalty is not a two-way street,” he wrote. “Latino superdelegates like myself . . . will have cause to pause.”

Obama gets Kennedy endorsements and doubles Hillary’s votes in South Carolina

By Mick Gregory

This is a big story being downplayed by the Hillary Clinton machine and mainstream media which they pander to. In fact, Bill Clinton tried to persuade Ted and Caroline to hold off on their endorsements.

Why hold off on their own opinions? So that the Hillary machine can try and interfere in the big rust belt states and California to put up a final firewall against Barack Obama?

Senator Edward Kennedy will endorse Barack Obama for president tomorrow, breaking his year-long neutrality to send a powerful signal of where the Massachusetts Democrat elder sees his party going — and who he thinks should lead it.

Kennedy aids told the Boston Globe Sunday that the Bay State’s senior senator will appear with Obama and Kennedy’s niece, Caroline Kennedy, at a morning rally at American University in Washington tomorrow to announce his support.

This comes after Saturday’s triumphant win for Obama and very poor showing for Hillary and Edwards in South Carolina.

Obama is ahead on all convention-bound delegates awarded so far in primaries and caucuses. That’s because each state has its own method of counting votes cast into the awarding of pledged delegates. In Iowa, Obama got 38 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 30 percent, but that translated into only 16 delegates to Clinton’s 15. In New Hampshire, Clinton got 39 percent to Obama’s 37 percent. That translated into a delegate tie, with each candidate awarded nine delegates. In Nevada, Clinton got 51 percent to Obama’s 45 percent. That translated into 13 delegates for Obama and only 12 for Clinton, according to the Associated Press, a finding backed up by the chairman of the Nevada Democratic Party. That was because Obama did much better all over Nevada, while Hillary only did well in Las Vegas where her union bosses took charge. Now South Carolina gives 25 voting delegates to Obama in his landslide victory. Obama is well ahead. But is the mainstream media reporting this?
Obama is winning.

Next, the Clinton machine is trying to change the Democrat party rules in the middle of the game. She will try and win in Florida even though the party has decided against awarding any delegates to candidates in the Florida primary. That was a penalty for Florida’s delegates taking That is dirty machine politics and another blatant attempt to illegally win an election.

The dog and squirrel killing Huckabee clan.

Is it OK with you that the Huckabees, father and son have a thing for killing dogs and small woodland creatures?

Ben Franklin loved squirrels and had them for pets. He found them quite intelligent and playful. He even sent one to his sister living in London.

I am not joking about Republican candidate Mike Huckabee claiming to have fried squirrel on a popcorn popper in college. He’s proud of it. And if you don’t believe me, Google it and check out what his son the Boy Scout did to a poor stray dog. He was charged for hanging, cutting the throat and stoning the dog who came up to him for some food and water.

I am a Republican-Libertarian and if Huckabee gets the Republican nomination, I will vote for Obama.

Here thanks to the liberals at Talking Points Memo is where you can find the video of Huckabee laughing about his manly killing and cooking of a squirrel.

Obama just missed winning the jackpot in Nevada — Hillary’s union activists muscle in. Now reported: election districts in New York’s Harlem had zero votes for Obama. More than 80 voting districts in New York had zero votes for Obama.

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Updated when relevant reports come in.
Feb. 16, 2008:
Wire reports summarized in a 1 col.x 5 inch story burried within the Houston Chronicle mentions:

No (0) votes for Obama in Black voting district in New York.
Black voters are heavily represented in the 9th Election District in Harlem’s 70th Assembly District. Yet according to rustls from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Obama.
That anomaly was not the only one. A review by the New York Times of unofficial results on primary night found some 80 election districts where Obama did not recieve even one vote, including districts where he ran a respectable race in the ajoining districts

This while Kucinich is paying for a recount in New Hampshire where he received (0) votes and low to (0) counts for Obama.

Has the Clinton machine been vote tampering again like they tried to do in Miami for Al Gore?

Why isn’t this a front page news article? Are you concerned that the U.S. election process is corrupt?

Obama wins South Carolina with 54% of the vote to Hillary’s 26%. Oops. The Bill factor didn’t help much, did it.
Maybe it was because the Clinton machine doesn’t have clout in South Carolina.

US Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign on Sunday said that it had received reports of voting irregularities in Nevada’s nominating caucuses, which were won by rival Hillary Clinton.
Spokesmen for Obama’s campaign told reporters that a Clinton party handout urged registration lines for the caucuses Saturday to close at 11:30 am, whereas state party rules said anyone in line until 12:00 pm was to be allowed to participate.

“Despite clear rules and timelines laid out by the Nevada Democratic Party that caucus doors should remain open and voter registration should continue until noon, the Clinton campaign encouraged their operatives to close the caucus doors at 11:30 am, a half hour before that deadline,” said spokesman Bill Burton.

“This caused confusion and led to people leaving the caucuses before having the chance to participate.”

Clinton won the state’s nominating contest with 51 percent of the vote, while Obama received 45 percent. The victory increased the former first lady’s lead over Obama, after she also won the New Hampshire primary on January 8.

Obama won the Democrats’ first nominating caucuses in Iowa at the beginning of the month. His campaign called for a full review of the Nevada vote but insisted it was not calling into question the results.

“We found an unusually high number of reports that the Clinton campaign was insisting that 11:30 was the deadline,” said general counsel Bob Bauer, adding that at least 300 complaints had come in.

“We are not calling the results into question at all. We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Bauer said.

“We are going to notify the Nevada Democratic party that we want a full review of this, and make sure we have in front of us a full picture to make sure this behavior is highlighted and discouraged in the future.”

Like New Hampshire, Nevada was another do-or-die situation for the Hillary machine.
Right out of Stalin’s playbook, voter suppression was on and the pro-Hillary teachers unions, Teamsters and government workers unions went all out for the machine — Hillary.

And just like BIG BROTHER/BIG SIS, the truth of voter suppression and cheating were flipped around and turned on Obama supporters. This power grab is serious business.

To go over the facts here, the only publicly reported radio ad anything like what Clinton refers to is one that encourages Republicans and independents to caucus, but doesn’t mention Hillary.

And the Vegas papers haven’t found any evidence of the kind of straightforward voter suppression Clinton reports. The Obama campaign has suggested the Clinton campaign file formal complaints if it has evidence.

“This is ludicrous,” Culinary Workers political director Pilar Weiss told Politico. She said the union is “aware that some workers aren’t going to vote our way” and doesn’t engage in intimidation.

“The fact that they lost a lawsuit aimed at suppressing workers’ votes, and that now they’re trying to hold on to these baseless claims is ridiculous,” she said.

Weiss also said Clinton’s claim is “technically impossible.” Clinton supporters can ask union organizers — who are actively promoting Obama’s candidacy — to add their names to the lists of workers who will take time off to caucus today. But signs posted around the casinos advertise another avenue to get the time off: Workers can go around the union and ask their managers directly.

“We have found it shocking that President Clinton has gotten so engaged in promoting these accusations,” she said.

My friend and attorney nicknamed Marjon* told me about this story.

Turn out the lights, the party is finally over for Hillary. Her lawsuit filed to hinder casino workers from voting was thrown out by an honest judge.

Here is another example of how the Democrat machine is anything but democratic. Hillary’s teachers union tried to block out casino workers from voting in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses. Was the mainstream media reporting this? An AP reporter had the story on the wires, but very few newspapers bothered to pick it up. Meanwhile, Dennis Kocinich is paying $70,000 for a recount of the New Hampshire primary because of evidence of voter fraud by the Hillary Rodham-Clinton machine.

The Nevada results that come in Saturday will put Obama on top before Florida, South Carolina and Super Tuesday.

Here are the details from the AP report:

A union with ties to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton failed in court Thursday to prevent casino workers from caucusing at special precincts on the Las Vegas strip.
The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan was presumed to be a boost for Clinton rival Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential caucuses Saturday because he has been endorsed by the union representing many of the shift workers who will be able to use the precincts.
“State Democrats have a First Amendment right to association, to assemble and to set their own rules,” Mahan said.
Nevada’s Democratic Party approved creation of the precincts to make it easier for housekeepers, waitresses and bellhops to caucus during the day near work rather than have to do so in their neighborhoods.
The state teachers union, which has ties to Clinton, brought the suit against the special precincts shortly after local 226 of the Culinary Workers Union endorsed Obama for the Democratic nomination. The union is the largest in Nevada, with 60,000 members. The Clinton campaign said it was not involved in the suit.
The suit contended party rules allowing the precincts gave too much power to the casino workers and violated federal equal protection guarantees.
But the judge said, “We aren’t voting here, we’re caucusing. That’s something that parties decide.”
He said it is “up to the national party and the state party to promulgate these rules and enforce them.”
The Democratic National Committee ratified the state party’s rules in August.
Campaigning in San Francisco, Obama welcomed the judge’s decision, saying, “Any alternation would have disenfranchised maids, dishwashers, bellhops, people who work on the strip. Some of the people who set up the rules apparently didn’t think that we would be as competitive as we were and tried to change at the last minute.”
Nevada State Education Association — a pro-Hillary union — initiated the lawsuit.

*Marjon is the blind fearless lion of Afghanistan who would bite at the wind.

The Indiana Democratic party and ACLU spent hundreds of thousands dollars in time and money to throw out voter IDs in Indiana. Why?

By Mick Gregory

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments that an Indiana law requiring voters to present photo identification imposes an “unconstitutional burden.”

Isn’t it ironic that the case is scheduled the same week the Clinton-backed East Coast Democrat machine may have stole the New Hampshire primary?

The court’s questioning during an hour-long oral argument seemed to fall along a left vs. middle divide. But the justice most often in recent years to play the decisive role — Anthony M. Kennedy — made it clear he did not share the challengers’ view of the burden that producing a photo ID imposes.

“You want us to invalidate a statute on the ground that it’s a minor inconvenience to a small percentage of voters?” Kennedy asked Washington lawyer Paul M. Smith, who argued the case on behalf of the Indiana Democratic Party, the American Civil Liberties Union.

Why isn’t this story a front page, above the fold story? The public should know that the Democrat party wants to make it easy for illegal immigrants, non citizens to vote in elections. We have to show IDs when we pay with a check or credit card.

What kind of stupid, milk toast sheeple do the Democrats think we are? This is about keeping voter fraud safe to elect Democrats. It’s similar to the way Democrats and the mafia in Chicago kept photos off of Illinois drivers licenses for decades longer than any other state. With photo voter IDs it is a lot harder for crooks to do business.

Are you starting to see? There really is a big difference between Democrats and Republicans.

The Clinton Machine May Have Stole the New Hampshire Primary from Obama. Voter Fraud Just Like Florida in 2000.

By Mick Gregory

Hillary Hijacking Election
Major allegations of vote fraud in New Hampshire
Constitutional Crisis
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Update: Feb. 16, 2008

Wire reports by AP and the NYT found that 80 voting districts in last week’s New York primary election had zero votes for Obma, including districts in Harlem.

Does that bother Obama supporters? The Hillary Clinton machine is not going to let up. Look out in Ohio.


John Kerry knows the Clintons and knew how they are trying to cheat their way to the White House at the expense of a member of their own party, that he endorsed Obama a day after the New Hampshire fiasco.

The New Hampshire primary exposed the cheating the Democrat party has been up to in some areas for the past decade. But the liberal media stays away from that story.

Today, the voting machines are largely on Diebold optical-scan voting systems, wholly controlled and programmed by a very seedy company named LHS Associates. The real story in Florida’s Democrat-controlled wards has been reversed and blamed on Bush. It was in reality about voter fraud by the Democrat machine, before and after the “chad counting” in the 2000 election. How many believe it was Republicans trying to decide the “voters’ intent” by counting bumps on a card?

Those chad producing punch cards have been replaced by Diebold op-scan machines == the same ones that were hacked in the HBO documentary, “Hacking Democracy.” Yet, there are plenty of the old fashion paper ballots floating around for the tried and true ballot stuffing. That’s another trick that Hugo Chavez uses.

The pre-election and exit poll numbers were right-on on the Republican side, as well as on the Democratic side. Except except for the do-or-die Clinton vs. Obama race.

Had Hillary lost in NH, all the money would have stopped and she would have wasted $100 million on her failed campaign. The aroma of flop sweat was in the air. And panic set in. Her back and those of her backers were against the wall. This was her last chance.

Here are the facts. Precincts in pro-Obama districts ran out of ballots before noon in many cases.
All the polls had Obama with double digit leads. Hillary ended up pulling off the win by some 4 percentage points in the wee hours of today.

Donations for Obama are still pouring in at record levels. Hillary’s have stopped. Obama’s crowds were 10 times the level in people and octaves than Hillary’s. The voter support doesn’t match the voting results.

Now there are whispers of the Clintons were van pooling in voters from New York and the entire tri-state area. Even the Clinton machine out did itself this time.

But in reality, all Hillary did was delay the inevitable. And insiders on Obama’s side are fighting mad. They can play the same game. Next, watch what happens to Hillary in Michigan, then South Carolina. She won’t have the pull in those states. But Florida is trouble. Hillary’s henchmen are probably already stuffing ballots in voting boxes in my opinion.

Hopefully, some of her own supporters will see what Hillary attempted to do to the first black American with a good chance to become president.

Update: The issue is not going away. Major allegations of vote fraud in New Hampshire are circulating after Hillary Clinton reversed a mammoth pre-polling deficit to defeat Barack Obama with the aid of Diebold electronic voting machines… From a Boston website called BostonNow.com.

More reports coming in, this one from slashdot:
“Multiple indications of vote fraud are beginning to pop up regarding the New Hampshire primary elections. Roughly 80% of New Hampshire precincts use Diebold machines, while the remaining 20% are hand counted. A Black Box Voting contributor has compiled a chart of results from hand counted precincts vs. results from machine counted precincts. In machine counted precincts, Clinton beat Obama by almost 5%. In hand counted precincts, Obama beat Clinton by over 4%, which closely matches the scientific polls that were conducted leading up to the election. Another issue is the Republican results from Sutton precinct. The final results showed Ron Paul with 0 votes in Sutton. The next day a Ron Paul supporter came forward claiming that both she and several of her family members had voted for Ron Paul in Sutton. Black Box Voting reports that after being asked about the discrepancy Sutton officials decided that Ron Paul actually received 31 votes in Sutton, but they were left off of the tally sheet due to ‘human error.'”

Time to come forward, for America. Tell the truth about New Hampshire.