Larry Craig’s “Hard Wood” Connection

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NATIONAL HARDWOOD LUMBER ASSOCIATION PAC INC Sen. Craig, Larry E. (R-Idaho) (Incumbent, Senate) CRAIG FOR U S SENATE $2,000, 10/21/2002 I’m sorry. I can’t help it today — and as regular TWN readers know, I’m almost never funny. Congratulations to Mike Rogers who launched the outing of Larry Craig in October 2006 because of his hypocrisy in the so-called culture wars. Just for the record, Mike Rogers spoke to me in 2006 about the information he had just come by…

Impeach Haley Barbour

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Americans want a good impeachment, but the will is just not there yet to seriously go after the President or Vice President. But what about Haley Barbour? Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour — former Chairman of the Republican National Committee — would be a great exercise in impeachment for the numerous Katrina-related ethics violations and beyond that he has been party to. Here is the impeachment clause from the Constitution of the State of Mississippi. Bloomberg’s Timothy Burger deserves a Pulitzer…

The US’s Afghan Opium Strategy: Eradicating Any Chance of Stability

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The US State Department recently outlined a new strategy a few weeks ago in anticipation of the UN’s announcement of the continued growth of Afghan poppy — up by 17% percent from last years record crop and rising to account for 93% of the world’s supply. But for the most part, the proposal offers more of the same failed efforts that have placed eradication at its center. There’s even veiled hints of pursuing aerial chemical spraying, a move Afghan and…

Tallulah’s Foot Tapping Under the Stall

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Too bad Senator Craig did not read up on the granddaughter of Senator John H. Bankhead, Tallulah Bankhead, who had this to say about her foot-tapping experiences under bathroom stalls: There was the time she was in Washington for a Democratic Convention honoring her "divine friend, Adlai Stevenson"  . . .And during a long speech by some senator she had to go to the john, but found when she was settled in for the duration that there was no toilet…

James Woolsey’s Whereabouts

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Woolsey’s everywhere. Working hard to start a war with Iran — and perhaps planning to make a lot of money off the conflict if things swing that way. Jim Lobe notes that Jim Woolsey is doing cheerleading at the American Enterprise Institute on September 10 to help sell advance orders of “Freedom Scholar” Michael Ledeen’s forthcoming new book, The Iranian Time Bomb: The Mullah Zealots’ Quest for Destruction. But to balance out the politics, Woolsey will be speaking Wednesday, 5…

In the Twilight of His Deployment

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I just came across this blog of an American military guy that the Pentagon has not yet shut down called "Army of Dude." Here are some choice entries: Stupid Shit of The Deployment Awards! Working with 1920s — A Sunni insurgent group we’ve been battling for months, responsible for the death of my friend and numerous attacks, agreed to fight Al Qaeda alongside us. Since then, they’ve grown into a much more organized, lethal force. They use this organization to…