Thursday, March 13, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Mar 14, 2008

● Smoking pictures of Spitzer's "smokin'" $4,000 call-girl……...

Special commentary by Big Dan: "This woman does not look to be worth over $4,000...she's more in the several-hundred-dollar range. This is an obvious case of "price gouging"..."

● The Governor, the Hooker, and the Scandal

● Eliot Spitzer was swept into office as New York's governor in a landslide 2006 election. Today, just a bit more than a quarter of the way into his first term, he resigned in shame.

● What did the Feds know about Spitzer and when did they know it?

● New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, touted in the past as the first potential Jewish U.S. president, found his political career on the brink of collapse Monday after he was accused of paying for a romp with a high-priced call girl, in a prostitution ring allegedly led by a man found with an Israeli passport at his home.



● Here's the House votes, failing to override Bush's veto of banning torture...

● Bush family private equity fund in deep trouble as Financial Tsunami rolls on

● Stocks tumbled Thursday as investors recoiled at a further decline in the dollar, spikes in gold and oil prices and a warning that a Carlyle Group fund is near collapse. The major indexes each lost more than 1 percent; the Dow Jones industrial average at times fell more than 200 points.

● The Bush Administration's Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel is refusing to turn over a document providing its analysis of Bush's justification for executive orders.

● Things going well in Baghdad! U.S. authorities in Baghdad have received five severed fingers belonging to four Americans and an Austrian who were taken hostage more than a year ago in Iraq, U.S. officials said Wednesday. (bd: 5 fingers from 4 hostages? That means they cut 1 finger off 3 of them...AND 2 OFF OF ONE OF THEM! WHY??????????)

The surge is working!!! Car Bomb Kills 18 in Baghdad

● A 35-year-old woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for so long that her body was stuck to the seat by the time he called police had a phobia about leaving the bathroom, the boyfriend said. "She is an adult; she made her own decision," said her boyfriend, Kory McFarren. "I should have gotten help for her sooner; I admit that. But after a while, you kind of get used to it." The case drew nationwide attention after Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat in the two years she apparently was in the bathroom. (bd: The BOYFRIEND should be put away, too! He didn't do anything, while his "girlfriend" sat on his toilet for 2 years??? WTF??? Also, what kind of "girlfriend" sits on your toilet seat for 2 years? I would've "dumped" her quick!).



● Chelsea Clinton answered questions on issues ranging from health care to Iraq during an appearance Wednesday at Wilkes University that underscored the importance of the April 22 Pennsylvania Primary and the youth vote as her mother, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, remains locked in a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination. (bd: Personally, I think Spitzer's call-girl is better-looking...but that's just me...then again, she didn't charge $4,000 for this appearance...I don't think...)

● Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will have Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day parade all to herself.

● Grier giving up county challenge. Has no faith in courts, tired of criticism, spending time away from studies, family.

● Grier’s question still needs answer

● Gasoline prices hit record high. Gas and crude oil reached record highs Wednesday with the national at-the-pump average climbing to $3.25 per gallon and oil topping $110 per barrel.


Keith Olberman special comment on Hillary Clinton:

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