FDR was right. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Well, that and spiders.
Dude deserves every penny of the 8 mill. As he stated he has seen prison violence and been a part of prison violence, losing part of a finger in one incident. And the dude was innocent while all of that was happening to him. How can he not deserve the higher judgment?
To put it another way, would you swap places with him for the last 21 years knowing that at the end you would get 8 million dollars? I know that I wouldn't. How has your life been for the last 21 years compared to his?
Your Rushmore of impersonations is missing one who is deserving but was before your time. Vaughn Meador simply nailed JFK; so much so that the president was asked about Meador's impersonation during a White House press conference. Meador's career, and a lot of noble ideals, died in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Another comedian deserving of impersonation mention was David Freye. He did a dead on impersonation of Richard Nixon in a spoof called I Am The President that was hilarious. Again, these were before your time but they were as good as Tina Fey's Palin or Carvey's Bush 1.
Considering the size of the fraud perpetrated against its customers the idea that Pilot Oil was selectively prosecuted is idiotic. You don't pay 92 million dollars if you are innocent.
From today's press release:
Pilot has accepted legal responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, which caused more than $56 million in loss to its customers, and agreed to pay full restitution to every victim of the fraud.
Pilot further acknowledged the gravity of its employees’ criminal wrongdoing by agreeing to pay the United States a $92 million monetary penalty – an amount within the fine range recommended by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
Dinesh D'Souza pleaded guilty to a single felony charge of making illegal campaign contributions, using straw donors to make illegal campaign contributions, and is awaiting sentencing. Typically, he claims to be the victim of "political persecution" by the DOJ yet later stated "I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids. I deeply regret my conduct." His claims of political martyrdom by Costco ring are red meat for his base but aren't any more factual than his movies or books.
The easiest job in the world is that of fact checker for Rush Limbaugh. There is absolutely no work to do even if the pay is minimal.
"They won't even need the Chattanooga plant in a few years. It will shut down just like in Pennsylvania."
If this does happen, and it might well, good luck blaming the UAW for the Chattanooga plant's failure.
Let me translate these comments into English from Ramseyspeak.
“Ron Ramsey wants to punish the TN Supreme Court because Bob Cooper is the state attorney general and conducts an independent office not beholden to him or the interests he represents. The court is collateral damage in the fight to oust Cooper. However, the plus side is we can axe 3 Bredesen appointees and replace them with partisan judges beholden to our interests. The “investigation” Bell and I are cooking up will throw up enough of a smokescreen that low information voters can be easily swayed to vote them out of office. The Board of Judicial Conduct, which Ramsey had a hand in appointing, wouldn’t go along with our game so this is our end run around them.”
This “investigation” is simply a charade. If anyone is “twisting words and conjuring up technicalities” it is Speaker Ramsey and his henchmen who cannot stomach the idea of an independent judiciary that does not do their bidding. The JPEC did their job fairly and honestly but Ramsey can’t stomach the result.
Read the truth about Ramsey’s power grab.
Well played Dawg, you covered just about all of them. However, don't omit Cousin Brucie from your list. Yes, he is still going strong on paid radio but it just isn't the same as trying to pick him out of the static during late nights sitting up listening to the AM clear channel stations.
Maybe you have to be really old or a movie buff but few actresses had a more memorable number of lines than Mae West. Take your pick and these are only a few of them.
"Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"
"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"
"I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported."
"Between two evils, I generally like to pick the one I never tried before."
She was definitely the mistress of the double entrende and she got away with them even with the censorship of the Hays office in the 1930's.
D-Day definitely merits consideration as Memorial Day celebrations, along with the rest of our way of life, would have ended without those kids storming the beaches and many giving their lives to defeat the Axis powers.