Monthly Archives: July 2006

Clinton stumps for Lieberman


Former President Bill Clinton, left, and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, D-Conn., share a laugh after taking the stage during a Lieberman campaign rally in Waterbury, Conn., Monday, July 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Jamison C. Bazinet, Pool)

The beleaguered campaign of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman is expected to get a lift today from two prominent Democrats, including one former President. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline an event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury this afternoon designed to shore up support for Lieberman, a three-term incumbent in the political fight of his life.

Joe Lieberman Has a New Political Ally, Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton is one shrewd politician. The former president has announced that he will campaign for Joe Lieberman in Connecticut. Bill Clinton has scheduled a July 24th appearance with Lieberman in Waterbury, Connecticut to campaign for Joe. Surprised? One shouldn’t be. The two politicians have known each other since Clinton worked on Lieberman’s first campaign for state Senate in 1970.

Bill Clinton to campaign for Lieberman in Waterbury
U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is rolling out the big gun in his increasingly close primary battle with Greenwich Democrat Ned Lamont. Former President Bill Clinton is slated to campaign on behalf of the three-term incumbent Monday in Waterbury, Lieberman’s campaign spokeswoman said today.
Hillary Clinton celebrates Israeli war crimes
The speech given by New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton to a rally staged by Zionist organizations Monday across from the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan amounted to a celebration of massacres and war crimes. Her remarks left no doubt that a vote for Clinton in November is a vote not only to continue the US war in Iraq, but to expand and intensify the slaughter throughout the region.


President Clinton Remembers Rockefeller
People from all over the state and even the country showed up for the public memorial service for Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, including several dignitaries. Security was tight to accommodate former President Bill Clinton, who considered Rockefeller a close friend for more than 35 years. Clinton says, “I liked him when we were boys just sitting there talking about the future over 35 years ago.”



Bill Clinton’s mental condition
A psychologist who teaches at Johns Hopkins University came to Little Rock last week to work on his book that will propose that Bill Clinton has a mental condition that’s actually an element of historic greatness. The author, John Gartner, contended in a previous book that Americans have achieved inordinate wealth because ours is a nation of people who had the gumption to take chances. From that heritage, his theory goes, we have seen the spread of a gene that causes the occasional person to have chemical and brain wave actions called hypomanic. That means low manic, and it is not considered a disease, like manic-depressive. It’s just a thing, like a hot temper or grouchiness. The hypomanic person, as Gartner explained, lives in a place of high brilliance with low insanity not far away. His condition impels him to invention, innovation, entrepreneurial venture, maybe even the presidency. He tends to be charismatic. He also tends to have a stuck accelerator. He’s impulsive, risk-taking, perhaps sexually indiscreet, given to grandiosity, unconfined by convention and consumed excitedly with ideas, some great, some absurd.

Man charged with threatening Bill Clinton
A man was accused Wednesday in an indictment of making threats against former President Clinton. James L. Williford, 57, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly making threatening remarks about Clinton at a chiropractic clinic in Edmond on July 12.

Hillary frets chips will be put in kids’ brains
Madison Ave. ad execs are so bent on taking control of America’s children, they’d put computer chips in kids’ brains if they could, Sen. Hillary Clinton said yesterday. Saying advertisers have found so many new ways to get at kids through video games and the Internet, Clinton warned that we’re verging on a society out of a grim science fiction novel. “At the rate that technology is advancing, people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy,” Clinton said at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Former President Clinton Calls for a New World Order


Australians urged to have more babies

The Australian government has stepped up calls for women to have more babies, despite stemming a declining fertility rate, saying a growing population was important for the nation’s economy. Treasurer Peter Costello, who two years ago urged couples to have more children including “one for mum, one for dad and one for the country,” also said men should do more around the home to make it easier for women to have children.


Prosecutors allege decades of torture by Chicago police

Ex-commander linked to coerced confessions from 1970s to 1990s
Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge directed a pattern of torture against criminal suspects for two decades, coercing dozens of confessions with fists, feet, radiator burns, guns to the mouth, bags over the head and electric shock to the genitals, special prosecutors charged yesterday. Concluding a four-year investigation, the prosecutors painted a portrait of a criminal justice system where top officials in a position to stop Burge – among them Mayor Richard M. Daley when he served as Cook County state’s attorney – appeared to have blinders on.


Daley defends actions in police torture
Mayor Richard M. Daley said he acted properly as a prosecutor decades ago when he learned of allegations that Chicago police had severely beaten a murder suspect and bristled at the suggestion that he would ever knowingly allow police brutality to occur.

Drug used against alcoholism holds hope for treating shoplifting

Only worked in high doses that threatened liver damage

Could a cheap, generic drug treat not only alcoholism but also addictions to methamphetamine, gambling and even shoplifting? Dr. Jon Grant, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist, is finding out through multiple trials with naltrexone. Nationally, there is renewed interest in the drug, which was approved in 1994 to treat alcoholism but has been hindered by studies suggesting it only worked in high doses that threatened liver damage.


50 women connected to death-row inmate are missing, L.A. sheriff says


These are just six of the 50 missing women authorities are seeking in relation to a convicted murderer on death row in California.

Investigators said Tuesday they are trying to find at least 50 women they have linked to a photographer who is on death row for murdering two aspiring models in the early 1980s. Authorities are looking into whether the women were raped or killed between 1975 and 1984 by William Richard Bradford, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Web site.


Squirt gun antics could spark terror alerts


Water pistol war upsets UK police

Squirt gun antics could spark terror alerts
British police have condemned a role-playing game where contestants travel all over London armed with water pistols looking to “assassinate” other players, saying it could spark terrorism alerts. “StreetWars”, which is described on its Web site as a “three-week long, 24/7, water gun assassination tournament”, begins on Tuesday in the British capital.


Schwarzenegger Woos Liberal Voters

It seems Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t get enough of the liberals.
From expanded health-care programs at grade school levels to lowering health-care costs and reducing the number of uninsured Californians, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is wooing liberal voters. He has also heaped praise on Al Gore’s global warming movie, which should serve the Republican governor well in this otherwise eco-centric, deep blue state.