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Re: America Under Siege

Can I get an A-M-E-N

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NEW YORK — The day after federal prosecutors pulled the covers off the high-priced prostitution ring that would soon bring down Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the call girl at the center of the scandal told her father she was in a little trouble, he said.

But Ashley Alexandra Dupre didn't explain what that trouble was, William Youmans told the New York Post Friday from his hometown of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

"Everyone makes mistakes, and this was a very large mistake," the stonemason said. "I love her tremendously and support her, but I am just in so much shock right now."

His 22-year-old daughter was unmasked Wednesday as the prostitute — identified in court documents as "Kristen" — whom Spitzer arranged to meet for a tryst in Washington the night before Valentine's Day, according to law enforcement officials. Spitzer resigned earlier this week amid the prostitution scandal. Lt. Gov. David Paterson is taking his place Monday.

When Dupre called her father in tears on March 7, Spitzer had not yet been publicly linked to the Emperors Club VIP escort service. But four alleged organizers had been arrested the day before.

"She was really upset. I was worried for her," Youmans told the Post. "She told me she was in a little bit of trouble."

Dupre, born Ashley Youmans, grew up largely in New Jersey but moved in with her father on North Carolina's Outer Banks at age 17, he said. Feeling out of place, she left after a year to move to New York and pursue her singing ambitions.

Dupre has found herself in a media maelstrom since her role in the scandal was disclosed. Pictures of her have been splashed across newspaper pages, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has offered her $1 million to pose nude for his magazine and thousands of people have bought her songs from an online music retailer.

Her lawyer lambasted the media Friday for publishing revealing photos and thrusting her into the "public glare" without her consent.
 

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Her lawyer lambasted the media Friday for publishing revealing photos and thrusting her into the "public glare" without her consent.
First off, the publicity has inspired massive downloads, at 38¢ each, of her music that has been ignored for so long and the million dollar offer from Hustler might go a long way towards supporting her lifestyle that includes a prestigious apartment with a 3-5K per month pricetag.

Secondly, the pictures were all pictures she made public on her MySpace pages.

On MySpace she also published the following biographical information.

I am all about my music, and my music is all about me… It flows from what I’ve been through, what I’ve seen and how I feel. I live in New York and am on top of the world. Been here since 2004 and I love this city, I love my life here. But, my path has not been easy. When I was 17, I left home. It was my decision and I’ve never looked back. Left my hometown. Left a broken family. Left abuse. Left an older brother who had already split. Left and learned what it was like to have everything, and lose it, again and again. Learned what it was like to wake up one day and have the people you care about most gone. I have been alone. I have abused drugs. I have been broke and homeless. But, I survived, on my own. I am here, in NY because of my music.
I like her motto: Never dwell on the past, but build from it and keep moving forward.

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Oregon's gay-rights law target of initiative
McMINNVILLE, Ore. â€" Two Yamhill County lawmakers are planning a statewide ballot initiative to repeal the gay-rights law passed by the 2007 Legislature to prohibit discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation.

State Sen. Gary George and Rep. Kim Thatcher, both Newberg Republicans, have submitted a ballot title to state elections officials, who said they will accept public comments through March 25.

The draft title of the proposed statutory amendment reads: "Removes sexual orientation from statutes listing impermissible discrimination grounds; deletes other sexual orientation-related provisions."

Jeana Frazzini, executive director of Basic Rights Oregon, said the proposed initiative was expected. But she criticized the lawmakers for their role.

"While I'm not surprised that initiatives to repeal the laws have been filed, I'm shocked that this effort has been spearheaded by legislators whose duty is to protect Oregonians," Frazzini said.

Gay-rights activists are also upset over remarks George made to a reporter for Just Out, the state's flagship gay newspaper, which posted excerpts last week on its Web site.

The exchange between George and the reporter, not identified in the Web posting, includes George's response to a question about employees who are fired because they're gay.

"As an employer, I don't wanna hear about it," George told Just Out. "This workplace is for work purposes. My advice to the gay community is shut up, just don't talk about it. If you walk around talking about what you do in the bedroom, you should be on the pervert channel."

George told the News-Register newspaper in McMinnville the comment was taken out of context. He said he was referring to an incident involving an employee of his hazelnut operation who complained that another worker was gay. After determining the gay employee hadn't even spoken about his sexual orientation, George said he told the complaining worker to get over it.

He said he hadn't contacted the paper for a correction or retraction, saying, "There's no way to win this thing."

George said Friday that the backlash might help his initiative, because it exposes the intolerance of gay-rights supporters.

If the proposed ballot title is approved, supporters will have until July 3 to collect 82,769 valid signatures
 

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I am all about my music, and my music is all about me… It flows from what I’ve been through, what I’ve seen and how I feel. I live in New York and am on top of the world. Been here since 2004 and I love this city, I love my life here. But, my path has not been easy. When I was 17, I left home. It was my decision and I’ve never looked back. Left my hometown. Left a broken family. Left abuse. Left an older brother who had already split. Left and learned what it was like to have everything, and lose it, again and again. Learned what it was like to wake up one day and have the people you care about most gone. I have been alone. I have abused drugs. I have been broke and homeless. But, I survived, on my own. I am here, in NY because of my music.
But but but...She's a grown women and in control of life. There's nothing wrong with that and NO WAY to prevent it. It's gonna happen anyway.. And now with all the deals with Hustler mag etc----she's a real winner.... Tup:
 

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McGreevey Confirms Reports of Three-Way Sex With Wife and Aide.

Both former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey and his one-time driver insist that they engaged in three-way sex with McGreevey's wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, who is in the midst of a nasty divorce from from the now openly gay ex-governer.

Matos McGreevey denies that the threesomes ever occured.

The public airing of the alleged private encounters surfaced Monday following interviews published in The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger and the New York Post with former McGreevey campaign aide Theodore Pedersen.

Pedersen, 29, said he gave the interviews because he believed Matos McGreevey was being hypocritical in her recent criticism of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned last week when it was alleged that he had been a client of a high-priced prostitution ring.

"I wanted to get this out now because it was so offensive to me that she goes on television playing the victim," Pedersen told The Star-Ledger.

Pedersen said the threesomes took place between 1999 and 2001 and were known to the three as "Friday Night Specials," according to The Star-Ledger.

The McGreeveys married in 2000. The New Jersey governor resigned in 2004 following public disclosure of an extramarital gay affair.

According to Pedersen, he and McGreevey had become close friends on the campaign trail and eventually broached the idea of group sex involving Matos McGreevey. One night the plans became reality, he told the Post.

"We came up with this nice little formula for making it work," Pedersen said.

The Post reported that a routine soon followed: The three would meet at a local T.G.I. Friday's restaurant and have drinks. Then they would head to the McGreeveys' Woodbridge, N.J., home for "a hard-core consensual sex orgy."

Pedersen told the Post he believed his participation in the group sex was blessed by Matos McGreevey.

"He liked watching me, and she would watch me while she was [performing sex acts] with Jim," Pedersen told the Post. "In my opinion, me being a part of their sexual relationship enhanced it for both of them."

Matos McGreevey on Monday flat-out denied the allegations, according to The Associated Press.

She said Pedersen's claims of consensual three-way sex "are completely false and were prompted by Jim McGreevey."

"Jim has had a close relationship with Pedersen since his days as mayor of Woodbridge, and arranged jobs for Pedersen from that time through his years as governor and beyond," said Matos McGreevey, 41. "They have continued their close relationship since Jim left office. This was obviously payback time for Pedersen."

McGreevey, however, later disputed his estranged wife's denial.

In his statement, McGreevey said he and Matos McGreevey need to move forward for the sake of their 6-year-old daughter.

"This happened, this happened in the past, and now we need to move on with our lives," McGreevey, 50, said without being specific, according to the AP.

The Star-Ledger reported that Pedersen said he had sex only with Matos McGreevey, not the former governor, and was not sure if the former governor is or was gay.

The McGreeveys are in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. She accuses him of hiding his homosexuality before and during their marriage and has sued for damages. He says she should have known he was gay.

McGreevey resigned in 2004 after acknowledging an affair with a male staffer who he said was trying to blackmail him. The ex-staffer said he was sexually harassed by the light:Democratic governor. light:

The McGreeveys separated shortly after McGreevey's nationally televised speech in which he declared himself "a gay American."
 

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New Jersey family court....

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: clown: conf: clown: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

What made you dig this one up ff? :lol:
 

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What made you dig this one up ff?
Rush was talkin' about the former Governor and his sex life this very morning Diz... so what does that tell ya? :?

So... what do you got against Jersey anyway... besides the obvious? :geek: :D :D
 

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You Libs are Sooo predictable. clown: If only I had the time listen to Rush as much as you Webo.. :lol:

Stay tuned....I plan on digging up much more.. Tup: :mrgreen:
 

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I could never do that... :D

Gov. David Paterson admits to numerous affairs
By ELIZABETH BENJAMIN and DAVID SALTONSTALL
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Updated Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 12:24 PM

In his first full day as governor, David Paterson acknowledged yesterday that he has had affairs with several women in the past â€" including one state employee.

Standing with his wife, Michelle, in the Capitol's Red Room, the new governor said his "conscience is clear" when it comes to his marriage and infidelities.

But the 53-year-old father also admitted that he was involved with numerous women "several years ago" - including someone who was a public employee.

"I was involved with someone on the state payroll...An employee I may have inherited,� he told reporters. “This was known to my wife."

Paterson insisted he never supervised the woman with whom he had an affair, and that the infidelity took place before he was Senate minority leader.

“I did not have a relationship with a staffer,� Paterson said. “I had a relationship with someone else who was on the public payroll. I didn't supervise them. I didn't manage them. They worked in a different agency.

"I don't want to go into the circumstances of it. Other than to say that at this point we want to accommodate their wishes."

Paterson and his 46-year-old wife first revealed that they had both had affairs to The Daily News in a joint interview on Monday in response to a variety of rumors in Albany related to their marriage.

Given that Eliot Spitzer was forced to resign as governor amid charges he hired a call-girl, Paterson has conceded that there will likely be more scrutiny on the private lives of top state officials than in the past.

In Patersons' case, the new governor and his wife both acknowledged to The News that they carried on intimate relationships with others during a rocky period in their marriage a few years ago.

In the case of the new governor, he said his affair began sometime in 1999 and ended in 2001, and that he and the other woman often met at The Days Inn at Broadway and W. 94th St.

Lawsuit over bias allegation

In February 2008, a U.S. District Judge denied a motion to dismiss a racial discrimination lawsuit naming Paterson.A former staff photographer, a white male, claimed that he was the victim of discrimination in 2005 when Paterson's office replaced him with an African American photographer. According to the New York Post, Paterson's chief of staff "denied the claim... Paterson, in his deposition, countered that the decision... was simple politics - [the photographer] was a holdover from former Minority Leader Marty Connor, who was ousted by Paterson in 2003me achievement award on Louis Farrakhan, the racist leader of the Nation of Islam. In the 1980s, Wright traveled to Libya with Farrakhan to meet with Muammar Gaddafi.
If Barack Obama has not been paying attention in church, it is apparent that his wife, Michelle, has. Campaigning for her husband recently, she said that for the first time in her adult life, she is finally proud of her country. In a separate speech, she said America is "a mean country."
Obama is friends with William Ayers, an admitted domestic terrorist with the Weather Underground, which declared war on the United States and claimed responsibility for bombing several government buildings, including the Pentagon and the State Department building, in the 1970s. In an interview with The New York Times, ironically published on the morning of September 11, 2001, Ayers was quoted as saying, "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."
Now a tenured professor at the University of Chicago (only in America!), Ayers met Barack Obama in the 1990s. They have remained friends ever since.
We are judged not just by our words, but by the company we keep. The litmus test should not be whether or not everyone a candidate knows is ideal. That is an impossible standard. The true measure of a man is in his ability to choose friends with which he can be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder, not those about whom he must equivocate and for whom he must apologize.
-------aptured computers provide details of long-term financial connections between Mr. Chavez and the FARC leadership; records of drug transactions connections; and conversations with American emissaries who assure that "Obama will be the next U.S. president." There is even a reference to FARC obtaining 50 kilograms of radioactive material.

The record also shows that while Mr. Chavez was portraying himself as an "honest broker" in negotiating the release of hostages, the real goal was to obtain "belligerent status" for the terrorist organization. Diplomats at the UN and the Organization of American States who have criticized the Uribe government in Bogota for last week's raid into Ecuador ought to carefully weigh the evidence before granting moral equivalence to a raid against a terror group and the overthrow of a democratically elected government.
from Mil.com's Ollie North archives.
 

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What is missing from this story? :? :D

DETROIT, Michigan (CNN) -- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick offered an abject apology to his constituents Wednesday, but remained adamant that he would not resign following a newspaper report that he exchanged romantic text messages with his chief of staff.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reportedly sent romantic texts to his chief of staff, contradicting earlier testimony.

The report contradicted testimony the pair gave in a whistle-blower trial.

"I truly apologize to each and every one of you, individually and to the whole city," Kilpatrick said in a sometimes emotional televised statement.

Sitting next to his wife, Carlita, he also apologized to "my entire family, and specifically to the four people I love most in this world" -- his wife and his sons, 12-year-old twins Jelani and Jalil and 6-year-old Jonas.

The Detroit Free Press reported last week that in an analysis of nearly 14,000 text messages on the city-issued pager of Christine Beatty, Kilpatrick's former chief of staff, it found some from 2002 and 2003 that indicated the two were having a romantic affair.

Allegations of an affair arose during the whistle-blower trial over the summer, which involved two officers suing Kilpatrick and the city. The officers alleged Kilpatrick had retaliated against them for their roles in an internal investigation involving possible misconduct in Kilpatrick's security unit, according to court documents.

In testimony last August, Kilpatrick and Beatty both denied having a romantic relationship.

On Friday, the Wayne County prosecutor said that her office would investigate, but that any decision on whether Kilpatrick or Beatty will face charges would not be based on the newspaper article.

Beatty resigned as Kilpatrick's chief of staff on Monday.

"Over the past few days, there has been some speculation about who is in charge of the city," Kilpatrick said. "Make no mistake about it: Since 2002, I have been in charge of the city. There have been ups and downs. There have been hills and mountains and valleys, but through it all, I remain in charge of the city."

On speculation regarding a possible resignation, the mayor said, "Let me be clear: I would never quit on you. Ever. We've got a lot of work to do, and with your help, I'm going to continue to lead this city in getting the work done."

Kilpatrick was frank about the pain the allegations have caused his family. "I'm responsible for that," he said.

"For the first time in my life, I had to have a conversation with my 12-year-old twin sons about very grown-up things. It was, without a doubt, the hardest conversation that I've ever had in my entire life."

Regarding his wife, he said, "Our marriage has not been perfect, but it has been great. Now I've put her in a situation which many couples deal with in the privacy of their own homes. But in our case, it's on the front page of the newspaper."

Carlita Kilpatrick also spoke. "Yes, I am angry. Yes, I am hurt and I am disappointed, but there is no question that I love my husband," she said. The couple has been working "through some very painful issues" with help from their pastor and others, she said.

"Our family has endured the most painful and intrusive week of our lives," she said. "Our most intimate issues have been laid out for all to see. ... However, this private matter is between me, my husband and God. We are deeply committed to working through these issues together as a family."

The mayor and his wife urged Detroit residents -- and the media -- to allow them privacy and space.

"If you have to attack someone, attack me," Kilpatrick said. "I would ask that you don't follow my wife, you don't film my kids going to school. I ask you not to have helicopters flying around our home. I ask that you leave them alone. I am the mayor. I made the mistake. I am accountable."

He said he could not discuss specifics of the situation because of pending "legal issues."

Kilpatrick said he knew residents have been waiting to hear from him, but last weekend, for the first time since he took office six years ago, "I just put everything aside and focused on my family."

He said he told his sons that when you make a mistake, "you learn from it. You get up, you dust yourself off and you keep moving forward," adding that he hopes the city will keep moving forward.

"God bless you, Detroit," he said. "I love you, and I'll see you at work tomorrow."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/30/detroi ... index.html
 

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What is missing from this story? :? :D
He's a Democrat :eek:

They conveniently leave out that fact that the Mayor of Detroit under suspicion is a Democrat. light:

You practically have to do a Wikipedia search of him to find out he's a Democrat because it isn't just this article, it's not in virtually most all other 'mainstream media' coverage of this story either--if they do mention it, it's an after thought or berried deep in the story.

If he would have been a Republican it would have been in the title of the article and in every mention of the Mayor.wink:

Did anyone have to wonder what party prominent Republicans were in prior to the '06 election when they were involved scandal?.....No, because for political expediency, the agenda driven liberal media tried to make the personal failings of a few into an ethical crisis for the entire 'Republican party'.

Why isn't the 'mainstream media' now talking about an ethical crisis in the 'Democrat party' in the light of recent scandals involving the Democrat Mayor of Detroit's scandal and indictment, Democrat Governor of New York's extra curricular sexual activities, Democrat Governor of New Jersey having a homosexual affair with his staff who was given a high paying job (funded by tax payer dollars) so he could be closer to his reach-around buddy, the Democrat Rep.William J. Jefferson being under indictment , having $90,000 in cash his freezer and still being allowed by Democrats to remain in Congress and still have a high level Security clearance :eek: :?:

The list goes on and on...if turn-about is fair play, where's the 'mainstream media's' out-cry of the obvious ethical collapse in the Democrat Party :?:
 

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...Democrat Mayor of New York's extra curricular sexual activities, Democrat Mayor of New Jersey...
Birch, my completely inebriated friend... the MAYOR of New York is Michael Bloomberg... a REPUBLICAN. And last I checked, he wasn't involved in any sex scandals? :?

The MAYOR of New Jersey? I've never heard of that town? Where is it exactly? wink:

One other question: WHY do extremist right-wingers not call the opposition party by it's TRUE name... the DEMOCRATIC party?

Ohh yeah... I forgot... because they can't pronounce words with more than 3 syllables. clown: :D :D
 

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Webo,

You were right, I misspoke and referred to Mayors of NJ and NY and meant to say Gov(s)...my bad-


BTW--I thought you'd jump all over me for the reach-around reference...I purposely threw that chum in there for you. :lol:
 

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You musta snuck that in when you edited the post Birch... I don't recall seein' it the first time around. wink:

I think William Jefferson might be just a li'l old for former Gov. McGreevey.

Maybe he was in on the threesomes with McGreevey's wife though and THAT'S where he got the 'cold, hard, cash'? :? :D :D
 

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Birch et al: There was no reason to state that the Mayor of detroit was/is a Democrat. He had sex with adult women. Had he been a Republican he would most likley have choosen otherwise. You know, he would have gone for the old "wide stance'" or a young male page etc. etc. etc.
 
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