Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Lohan / Democrats/Terrorists/

Lohan Says She's Attending AA Meetings

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan says she's been going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year, but hasn't talked about it because "it's no one's business."

"I just left an AA meeting," the 20-year-old actress tells People magazine in a story posted Tuesday on its Web site.

"I haven't had a drink in seven days. Or anything," she says. "I'm not even legal to, so why would I? I don't drink when I go to clubs. I drink with my friends at home, but there's no need to. I feel better not drinking. It's more fun. I have Red Bull."


"I've been going to AA for a year by the way," Lohan adds. When asked why didn't she say so until recently, she replies: "Well it's no one's business. That's why it's anonymous!"

Her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, didn't immediately respond Tuesday to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment. (link)

I understand all the 'jumping' on going on with Lindsay (if you haven't seen her emails, then read them), but the fact that she's in AA shouldn't make the news at all. There's a real good reason it's called Alcoholics Anonymous. The whole program is based on being able to square up to your addiction without the judgemental side-effects of being 'public'.
Dems to Wipe Out Pet Projects in Bills
Dec 11 8:08 PM US/Eastern


Democrats tidying up a cluster of unfinished spending bills dumped on them by departing Republican leaders in Congress will start by removing billions of dollars in lawmakers' pet projects next month.

The move, orchestrated by the incoming chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees, could prove politically savvy even as it proves unpopular with other members of Congress, who as a group will lose thousands of so-called earmarks.

"There will be no congressional earmarks," Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., said Monday in a statement announcing their plans, which were quickly endorsed by incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev. (via AP wire, no link)

Great news for all Americans if the Dems go through with this. Pork is what kills almost every Congress. The amount of money going out to pet projects would dumbfound most Americans and one of the biggest reasons the Republicans got the boot was because of Pork! (and immigration, but dems don't look promising there)
Muslim Charity Wants Charges Dismissed

DALLAS (AP) -- A Muslim charity accused of ties to terrorists has asked a federal judge to dismiss many of the charges the U.S. government filed against it after the 2001 terror attacks.

Lawyers for the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development based the request on a ruling last month by a federal judge in Los Angeles, who struck down President Bush's authority to designate groups as terrorists.

Holy Land's lawyers argued in their motion, filed Monday in federal district court in Dallas, that a similar order by President Clinton, banning transactions with the militant group Hamas, was also unconstitutional.(link)

An organization knowingly giving money to terrorists using the judicial system to try to get charges dropped because a liberal judge decided that the President of the U.S. can't determine which organizations are terrorists or not... who'd thunk it? (note: there is great hope that the ruling will be overturned and the leader of the free world will again get to decide that Hamas is a terrorist organization)
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

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