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Bailout Deal, DOJ Firings, Stevens Trial

POSTED: 10:45 AM ET, 09/29/2008 by Amanda Zamora

The Bailout Deal » The House is set to vote today on the financial system bailout plan hammered out over the weekend, with a Senate vote expected Wednesday (the Sunlight Foundation has a full comment version of the bill) ... as President Bush urged swift approval, John McCain and Barack Obama both expressed cautious support for the plan ... meanwhile, Citigroup is set to acquire Wachovia, the nation's third-largest commercial bank which is saddled by mortgage losses. — The Washington Post

U.S. Attorneys' Firings Report » The Justice Department is not expected to bring charges against former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, but will continue its investigation of the 2006 firings of nine U.S. attorneys into the next administration, according to a report to be released today. — The Washington Post

Sen. Stevens on Trial » Prosecutors in the corruption trial of Alaska Republican Ted Stevens have decided to delay the testimony of their star witness, VECO founder Bill Allen, as another government witness apparently switches sides, agreeing to speak to defense lawyers. — Anchorage Daily News, Associated Press

Rezko Talks » Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago businessman and former fundraiser for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has reportedly met with federal prosecutors and may cooperate in the corruption probe against Blagojevich. Rezko was convicted of corruption charges in June. — Chicago Tribune

Palin Probe » As mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin benefited from small-town perks, including a special zoning exception from the city and free gifts from local merchants ... meanwhile, hundreds protested Palin's handling of Alaska's "troopergate" investigation during a rally in Anchorage over the weekend. — Associated Press, Anchorage Daily News

Indonesia Claims Oreos Tainted » Indonesian officials claim to have found high traces of melamine in Oreo wafers, M&Ms and Snickers imported from China, prompting a recall of the goods in Indonesia and further testing by Kraft Foods Inc. and Mars Inc. — USA Today

Doubts Over China Attack » Three foreign tourists are calling into question the Chinese government's official account of an attack on a group of paramilitary officers just before the Olympic Games; China called the incident a terrorist attack waged by Uighur separatists. — New York Times

By Amanda Zamora |  September 29, 2008; 10:45 AM ET The Daily Read
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Bipartisanship and ? Maverick McCain.

Dear concerned citizens of America and Mass Media of the U.S.A.
As a concerned registered independent voter, forensic psychiatrist, disabled American I made my decision to vote after taking into consideration following joint tickets attributes and characteristics.

1. Has the ticket shown adequate calmness, coolness, and connectedness's under pressure to lead our nation [Presidential Temperament]?
2. Has the ticket shown sustained sound "Judgment and Caliber"?
3. Has the ticket shown adequate understanding of depth and degree to address the crucial challenges in their their purpose, policies, and positions [ Honesty, integrity and sincerity]?
4. Has the ticket sufficient "understanding and knowledge" of inside Washington workings [Experience]"?
5. Has the ticket reservoir resilience, wisdom, and vigor to address the present and future f our beloved "Great-grand Nation"?
6. Has the ticket enough joint foreign policy experience and exposure based on " Values, Virtues, Vastness, and " [American moral soul]"?
7. Has their campaign talk, slogans, ads, plans, and programs based on facts and are they free of fear, fiction, frivolous labels, unfair attacks, negativity, and impulsively? [No "imminent danger to national
security and safety"].
8. Has the ticket genuinely kept on message of country first and politics last and avoided copying [Message change"]?
9.Has the ticket message stayed away from Culture divide and war[ Disaster prevention ]?
10. Has the ticket resisted being surrounded, supported and surrogate's by divisiveness, distortion's, and destructive characters, [ Real patriotism VS shiftiness and shameless parrot-ism]?
11. Has the ticket thoughtful, real non-partisan, & non-impulsive plans to address our current economic crisis or political tactics and temperamental statements.
I have personally and professionally concluded that OBAMA-BIDEN ticket will lift and inspire our greatgrand nation back to its greatness within and restore our global standing with the use of maximum, firm
international diplomacy and minimal force if and when indicated {" Peace thru Strenght "}.
12. The era of responsibility has to replace irresponsibility and unaccountability will change to accountability and transparency. The Wall Street greed will change to Main Street need.
13. Temperamental and Angry McCain is out to play and create a card mistrust and distress around Obama with the Vail of claim that he will bring bipartisanship in Washington DC. He is destroying him claim every by painting Obama naive. It is tragic, sad, and unfortunate that so called Maverick McCain has already generated a disdain and demeaning face off in the debates and bailout suggestion. Obama is real Presidential and he maintained a smile during the debate and while McCain had a constant grin and disdain towards Obama.

Yours sincerely,

COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret] MD.
Forensic psychiatrist, Disabled American Veteran and Iraq
Freedom team. Grass roots California leader per Senator McCain's

PS: It is sad and unfortunate that Hon, Temperamental and angry Maverick McCain had a constant grin and disdain towards his debater.

Posted by: COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret] | September 29, 2008 11:13 AM

The Debate Was Awsome. Ive watched it twice. But I dont see how it would of changed anyones mind. You can watch the latest debate and all the debates at watchdebate.com Cant wait till the VP debate. I know It will be better.

You can watch some of the Palin Practice sessions at http://www.watchdebate.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2008 11:31 AM

Bank and Mortgage Lenders are NOT willing to work with the current home owner to restructure the terms and amount of the loan But find it OK to sell it for half price or less to another party in a Foreclosure auction. What about instead of bailing out 20 to 30 upstanding business men or woman in charge of the bank and mortgage, we pay off the Mortgages of about the 2 to 3 million that may be in or headed to foreclosure. That is around 200,000.00 ea.. They would know own a home and be able to pump up the economy with the money they were paying on the monthly mortgage. The crisis for banks or mortgage would be over because they would get there bail out through the home owner by way of the Gov. If I am going to pay for it with the rest of the tax payers I would rather see some real Americans benefit and NOT the 40,000,000.00 a yr smart bankers and lenders.

Real,

Americans

Posted by: Gary | September 29, 2008 12:11 PM

Dear COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret],

If I'm wrong I apologize but I doubt I am. I'm pretty sure a retired Colonel(of which branch you failed to mention) would have much better grammer and spelling skills than what was used. While you make some fairly good arguments, the fact that you try to pretend you're someone you are not takes all of the integrity out of your entire set of comments. This is not a bash on your intelligence, but a person who has made Colonel in any American military branch would HAVE to have good literacy skills. We don't promote idiots in our military and neither does most countries. So in your next comment please be honest and say that you are a College Liberal Arts major with no future and we'll be sure to trust you a lot more because at least then you were being honest.

Posted by: I doubt youre who you say you are | September 29, 2008 12:28 PM

Why is there not one spec of coverage regarding the fact that Rezko is now talking to prosecutors in an effort to reduce his sentence.

How long has Oscama been pals with Rezko - ever since he got into politics.

Let's see- a do nothing, know nothing politician in bed with an influence peddler in Chicago who is about to talk about a town notorious for corrupt politicians and not a word in the press.

Maybe the Chicago Tribune is not a smarmy grease rag like the Post after all.

Posted by: Obama - the Socialists' puppet | September 29, 2008 12:47 PM

Ditto Doubter: I've known a few "birds." That's not likely to be one. Imagine, a $1-trillion dollar bailout without even a hint at wrongdoing or malfeasance. Many of the fat cats who circulate from board to board and from job to job, are also members of the Trilateral Commission and or the Bilderberg Group. When someone takes your money and steals your car, it makes an impression. When they’re committed globalists, it leaves a lasting impression. Many elected officials even belong to the cabals. When Bill Clinton eased banking restrictions, he dished out $8-billion dollars for community reinvestment loans. When the financing schemes fell through, as is their wont whenever 30-million Mexican nationals buy inflated properties and default, it left banks in the lurch. Hillary Clinton counted on the loan giveaways to buy votes. Interestingly enough, had Hillary secured the nomination; she, instead of Barack Obama would preside over the bailout. So, where is that $8-bilion plus dollars? The Global Initiative people (code speak for car thieves) took my money; they stole my car. If you or I did half the things these people have done, we’d be serving consecutive life sentences. Let the bubble burst. Gentlemen, I want my money back: http://theseedsof9-11.com

Posted by: Peggy McGilligan | September 29, 2008 4:47 PM

Dear "I doubt youre who you say you are",
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. You made several mistakes and grammatical errors in your post and are obviously not an English teacher. I don't know if the colonel is who he says he is and I don't think we can determine that based on the literacy of his post.

Posted by: Glenn | September 29, 2008 11:00 PM

Bipartisanship and ? Maverick McCain.

Dear concerned citizens of America and Mass Media of the U.S.A.
As a concerned registered independent voter, forensic psychiatrist, disabled American I made my decision to vote after taking into consideration following joint tickets attributes and characteristics.

1. Has the ticket shown adequate calmness, coolness, and connectedness's under pressure to lead our nation [Presidential Temperament]?
2. Has the ticket shown sustained sound "Judgment and Caliber"?
3. Has the ticket shown adequate understanding of depth and degree to address the crucial challenges in their their purpose, policies, and positions [ Honesty, integrity and sincerity]?
4. Has the ticket sufficient "understanding and knowledge" of inside Washington workings [Experience]"?
5. Has the ticket reservoir resilience, wisdom, and vigor to address the present and future f our beloved "Great-grand Nation"?
6. Has the ticket enough joint foreign policy experience and exposure based on " Values, Virtues, Vastness, and " [American moral soul]"?
7. Has their campaign talk, slogans, ads, plans, and programs based on facts and are they free of fear, fiction, frivolous labels, unfair attacks, negativity, and impulsively? [No "imminent danger to national
security and safety"].
8. Has the ticket genuinely kept on message of country first and politics last and avoided copying [Message change"]?
9.Has the ticket message stayed away from Culture divide and war[ Disaster prevention ]?
10. Has the ticket resisted being surrounded, supported and surrogate's by divisiveness, distortion's, and destructive characters, [ Real patriotism VS shiftiness and shameless parrot-ism]?
11. Has the ticket thoughtful, real non-partisan, & non-impulsive plans to address our current economic crisis or political tactics and temperamental statements.
I have personally and professionally concluded that OBAMA-BIDEN ticket will lift and inspire our greatgrand nation back to its greatness within and restore our global standing with the use of maximum, firm
international diplomacy and minimal force if and when indicated {" Peace thru Strenght "}.
12. The era of responsibility has to replace irresponsibility and unaccountability will change to accountability and transparency. The Wall Street greed will change to Main Street need.
13. Temperamental and Angry McCain is out to play and create a card mistrust and distress around Obama with the Vail of claim that he will bring bipartisanship in Washington DC. He is destroying him claim every by painting Obama naive. It is tragic, sad, and unfortunate that so called Maverick McCain has already generated a disdain and demeaning face off in the debates and bailout suggestion. Obama is real Presidential and he maintained a smile during the debate and while McCain had a constant grin and disdain towards Obama.

Yours sincerely,

COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret] MD.
Forensic psychiatrist, Disabled American Veteran and Iraq
Freedom team. Grass roots California leader per Senator McCain's

PS: It is sad and unfortunate that Hon, Temperamental and angry Maverick McCain had a constant grin and disdain towards his debater.

Posted by: COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret] | September 30, 2008 6:36 PM

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