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Archive for July 13th, 2008

Bush Government for Sale

Posted by MEC on July 13, 2008

Bush Pioneer and Homeland Security appointee Stephen Payne is caught on tape soliciting a bribe to arrange access to White House officials on behalf of the former president of Kyrgyzstan.

Payne told his contact that a $200,000 donation to the future Bush Presidential Library will buy the access, but that’s just the beginning. The “exact budget” will be ” be somewhere between $600,000 and $750,000, with about a third of it going directly to the Bush library.”

Payne didn’t just promise to set up a meeting. He suggested that the bribe can influence U.S. foreign policy, specifically offering the possibility of “positive statements” about the former president.

If an indictment isn’t issued within the next week on the strength of this videotape, we’ll know exactly how corrupt the Bush regime is.

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Posted in Busheviks, corruption | 4 Comments »

A Great Man Is Dead

Posted by MEC on July 13, 2008

Pioneering heart surgeon Michael DeBakey died on July 11.

Everyone who reads this has reason to be grateful to Dr. DeBakey. He invented the roller pump, which became the basis for the heart-lung machine, which in turn made open-heart surgery relatively routine. He was one of the first surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass surgery.

As an Army surgeon during World War II, Dr. DeBakey supporting stationing doctors closer to the front lines, which improved the survival rate of wounded soldiers and ultimately led to the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital units used during the Korean War.

It’s a near certainty that you know at least one person who had a longer, healthier life because of Dr. DeBakey. The world is a better place because of him, and his good influence will continue long after his death

Rest in peace, Dr. DeBakey. You’ve earned a place of honor in history.

Posted in doing the right thing, obituary | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

The Electric Cars Are Coming

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 13, 2008

And just in time, too.

If the automakers had started on this back when Jimmy Carter wanted them to do so, Detroit would still reign supreme and our air would be a lot cleaner.

Posted in energy, environment, Good Things, saving the earth | 8 Comments »

 
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