CFO Of Clinton Library Building Company Goes Missing
Let the conspiracy theories commence! The CFO of the company which built the Clinton Library has gone missing.
"He may be under some kind of compulsion ... some
kind of blackmail, that's a scenario you could dream up," said his
brother, Roger Glasgow. "We're not suggesting any of these scenarios
because we just don't know. But it does open up a Pandora's box of
The company is undergoing an audit, but says that there is no money missing.
Weeks before his disappearance, his wife Melinda
found him pacing in their kitchen as the end-of-the-year audit period
approached. Dillard's had sent "absolutely relentless" auditors to
review CDI's books, she said.
Nothing to see here, move along. He just went "walkabout". It will be interesting if the Obama campaign mentions this at all to draw attention away from his ties to Rezko.
I would doubt there is any direct connection with Clinton; but on the theory that Clinton would attract people just as sleazy as himself, there is probably some hanky panky going on with the books which Glasgow was afraid would be exposed.
Posted by: kishnevi at 17 March 2008@22:32:37 (456EJ)
I completely agree. The internet conspiracies are going to start up though, you can count on it. If Obama were as sneaky as the Clintons, I'd expect a sub-rosa campaign to make a connection between them and Glasgow.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 17 March 2008@22:45:32 (Q5ggV)
I've been looking for the Clintons to push that angle, nothing makes them feel better and look better than crazies attacking them.
In the 90s, if you said anything bad about them people always, and I mean always, always, always, said something like, "Oh, so you think they killed Vince Foster and had the State Police kill their political rivals and... blah, blah, blah-freaking conspiracy theory, blah".
Just like the people these days when you say something like, "I don't like McCain because of his stance on illegal immigration." will reply, "Oh, so you have McCain Derangement Syndrome, huh?"
It's a beautiful, fact-free and fair-play-free way of discrediting your opposition.
Posted by: Veeshir at 19 March 2008@10:55:13 (zXUuJ)
Their specialty. If Obama's camp doesn't start something, you're probably right... somebody in the Clinton camp will start their own whispering campaign just so they have something to cry "Foul!" against.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 19 March 2008@11:55:29 (Q5ggV)
"Fellow Republicans" my left pinkie toe. The main thrust of the article is right, I expect there will be an attempt to disrupt the elections by al Qaeda as I've said before. That doesn't make him any less of a hypocrite.
It depends on how smart the AQ strategists are. A Republican victory is (in my view) beneficial for them, because Bush's policies give them traction in the Moslem world. George Bush has been the best recruiter AQ has had in the last eight years, and they are going to miss him. A Democratic victory, on the other hand, will result in removal of the lot of the irritants that AQ propanganda can fuel itself it on.
Therefore, from the AQ perspective, reduced US combat deaths are good in the short term, and lack of terrorist successes inside the US are good, because that will be seen as evidence the efforts of the Bush administration are actually working. Best of all will be a terrorist plot interrupted by the Bush administration. (I think it certain the AQ higher ups would purposely betray a cell here in the US if they feel it serves their overall purpose.) A successful terrorist attack, OTOH, would be a roll of the dice. It might be seen as proof that Bush has failed in the war on terror; or it might be the catalyst for a response similar to what happened after 9/11,for people to decide they need the Republicans to be sure that the US is tough on AQ; and it would probably provoke people around the world to turn more sympathetic to the US, which AQ definitely does not want.
So I would predict a lull in AQ sponsored terrorism during September or October. Of course that assumes that the appropriate people in AQ are as intelligent as me
Posted by: kishnevi at 15 March 2008@19:16:56 (bQbts)
The "Bush Doctrine as Recruiting Tool" is not an accurate meme. Yes, they do use it with some occasional success, but far more are turning away from extremism. Look at Anbar Province in Iraq, the Iranian dissident movement, pro-American leaders elected in France and Germany, and the despairing tone of intercepted communications recently. They do not want a Republican in office.
Fortunately, they're not as smart as you and are unable to exploit the majority of their strategies. They lucked out in Spain and Spain is paying the price for that. Their appeasement of Islamic Radicals was an attempt to avoid further acts of terrorism... it hasn't quite worked out that way. Look for Spain and most of the EU to become more pro-US because the Islamic Radicals have become a huge problem for them.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 15 March 2008@19:41:58 (Q5ggV)
Stash is right, the "Bush is causing more jihadi recruiting" meme is inaccurate, people have to think they have a chance at winning or they're much less likely to go to battle, and the jihadis are aching for recruits. Terrorism and guerrilla warfare are heavily reliant on a favorable political climate and a large number of willing recruits.
The crappy recruiting pool the jihadis have is evidence that they are in bad shape. When they're using children and mentally handicapped people as bombers, most people are going to be horrified/disgusted by it, and the jihadis hurt themselves politically, which then defeats the whole purpose of terrorism/guerrilla warfare.
Undermining Democracy Part 3
When you see a farce like this, it's not hard to understand why other complaints about elections seem more credible than they actually are. That it's an intentional strategy to make Democracy seem unworkable seems pretty clear to me.
Iran's reformist movement, which seeks democratic changes at home and
better ties with the West, was largely sidelined in the race after most
of its candidates were barred from running by Iran's clerical
If you read the article you might notice that the Iranian government pulling all the shenanigans is being called "conservative"... which is technically correct. Of course every single recent article reporting on this Iranian election has done the same thing, many times, over and over within the article... you might say gratuitously. I wonder why that is? Why would the MSM keep labeling them "conservative" instead of "religious extremists", "theocrats", or most accurately "radical muslims"? The MSM doesn't have an agenda... does it?
Not Just A Number *UPDATED*
I'm not sure how long it wil be there, or if it constitutes Fair Use, so I'm just going to link to this and say "Bravo! Well-played!!"
*UPDATE* To heck with it. Maybe Gabriel Malor will stop by and let me know if commenting that the focus seems blurry to me and the font is a bit small, that constitutes Fair Use. Probably not since this is an update and the intent to critique the image is now suspect. If a copyright holder wants it down, email me and I'll take it down (I'll leave the link, you can deal with Engadget on your own)
Margaret Thatcher in Hospital *UPDATED*
I've always had (and still do have) a great respect for her intelligence and character. She was a great friend to President Reagan and still is a great friend to America. Here's hoping her stay in the hospital is short and uneventful.
I've always had a soft spot for Mrs. Thatcher. Most remarkable from the time she told GHWB not to "go all wobbly".
Posted by: X_LA_Native at 08 March 2008@21:38:07 (lBFL9)
TeX!! Good to see ya. I saw over at Jawa that HuffPo had to close their comments (again) because of the hateful masses they attract. Decided not to since I would feel obligated to link HuffPo and want to avoid that. I already feel slimed from linking Dkos, LA, and DU in the earlier post.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 08 March 2008@21:50:35 (Q5ggV)
Most Liberals Are Conservative (And Most Conservatives Are Liberal)
When I talk bad about liberals, I should really say
moonbats. I can't stand moonbats. Code Pink is full of hate-filled,
socialist-loving, BDS-afflicted shrews. IVAW is mostly made up from
people who were either screw-ups in the military and have a grudge because they
kept being slapped down, people who were never in the military, and maybe 5%
who were good soldiers and now have sincere moral objections to the war.Good on that 5% and I support them even
though I don’t agree with them. Why they associate with the other 95% I
don't know. There are many more examples and listing them would take
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