Daily Archives: November 24, 2010

Here’s the news of the night! Delay Found Guilty (About Time!)

Now we have something to give thanks for.
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com

AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – once one of the most powerful and feared Republicans in Congress – was convicted Wednesday on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. 

Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before returning guilty verdicts against DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He faces up to life in prison on the money laundering charge.

Prosecutors said DeLay, who once held the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives and whose heavy-handed style earned him the nickname “the Hammer,” used his political action committee to illegally channel $190,000 in corporate donations into 2002 Texas legislative races through a money swap.
The verdict came after a three-week trial in which prosecutors presented more than 30 witnesses and volumes of e-mails and other documents. DeLay’s attorneys presented five witnesses. 

DeLay has chosen to have Senior Judge Pat Priest sentence him. He faces five years to life in prison on the money laundering charge and two to 20 years on the conspiracy charge. He also would be eligible for probation.

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This cartoon picked up at All Hat, No Cattle:

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2 Civilians Killed in NKorea Attack; US Carrier Heads to Region

Picked this up from AOL who posted it nin the last hour. You can read the rest of the article at AOL News, but this will give you a hint of it.
(Gee, don’t we NEED another war?)
clipped from www.aolnews.com
The burned bodies of two construction workers have been discovered on the South Korean border island pounded by North Korean artillery, in the first civilian deaths from the clash that’s brought the Korean peninsula closer than ever to renewed war.

The U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington is speeding toward the Yellow Sea to take part in joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises starting Sunday, as part of America’s first-response efforts to prepare for more possible violence and bolster its longtime ally Seoul.
President Barack Obama decided to dispatch the USS George Washington after conferring with his South Korean counterpart Tuesday night, The New York Times reported.
The U.S. “stands shoulder to shoulder” with its Asian ally, Obama told South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, according to Bloomberg News.
Earlier today, South Korea announced that it has cut all aid to the North indefinitely, the Yonhap news agency reported.
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