Daily Archives: August 16, 2010

Quote of the Day – and I think it is unfortunate…

“The First Amendment protects freedom of religion. Senator Reid respects that, but thinks that the mosque should be built someplace else.”

– Jim Manley, spokesman for Senator Harry Reid

What we don’t need here is a Democrat that disagrees with the President. Unfortunately, Reid has to react based on his reelection campaign, not on the issue of Freedom of Religion.

DeLay let off the hook in the Abramoff Investigation…

Some guys get away with really criminal crap…
clipped from tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

DeLay Will Not Face Federal Charges

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will not face federal charges related to his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Politico reported.
The Justice Department notified DeLay’s lead attorney, McGuireWoods Chairman Richard Cullen, about the decision last week, the lawyer said.
“The federal investigation of Tom DeLay is over and there will be no charges,” Cullen told Politico. “This is the so-called Abramoff investigation run by the Public Integrity section of DOJ. There have been a series of convictions and guilty pleas since 2005.”
Cullen said that DeLay “voluntarily produced to the prosecutors over 1,000 emails and documents from the DeLay office dating back to 1997. Several members of Congress objected to producing official government records under Speech or Debate Clause concerns,” Cullen said.
A separate state probe in Texas into an alleged scheme to funnel corporate money in the 2002 campaign remains open, Cullen said.
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Starting a new week in August…

My summer experience with the Theater Children’s Camp over, I’m turning my attention to doing some volunteer work for the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF)… initially creating a form for their web site. Between ACFF and John Case’s Friday Morning radio program (and the start of rehearsals for Thurber Carnival that I’ve agreed to do lights for) I’ve got plenty to do to end the summer.

Elly is still in Wisconsin visiting our son, but she will be back tomorrow afternoon and the dogs and I will be glad to see her. I had the chance to go to the movies with my daughter Penny (we saw Michael Douglas in Solitary Man, a film I really don’t recommend) yesterday before her kids got back from visiting their paternal grandparents.

Life is pretty dull right now… more time to look at politics and get miserable.