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Monday, 12 July 2004
Weekend wrapup
* If you're left-leaning, the name Tom Delay has the effect that the name Hillary Clinton does on right-leaners. So, Delay is now being investigated for shady money dealing in regards to campaign contributions.

But here's the rub, from the Houston Chronicle: "Four of the five Republicans investigating an ethics complaint against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay have received campaign contributions from DeLay's political action committee, records show. The contributions -- $28,504 split among the four during the past seven years -- were all delivered before the ethics committee received the DeLay complaint June 15. But it is an example of awkward situations spawned by the U.S. House's decision to police itself on ethics."

Awkward, indeed.

* I saw Bill Maher, who hosts an HBO show and was the host of "Politically Incorrect", at Foxwoods on Friday. I thought the show started at 7 p.m., so my wife and I went early enough to eat, then go to the show since neither of us gambles much. Instead, the show started at 9 p.m. We went to one of those all-you-can-eat buffets. They talk about obesity becoming the number one health problem in America and I say, "No shit." I usually eat like a slob and I actually got a little sick looking at all the food. The other thing you notice when you walk around the casino is the great number of children. Are people taking their kids to Foxwoods on vacation? Uuuh, must be for the Indian culture.

If you live in New England, you've seen those "Wonder of it all.." commercials for Foxwoods. Here's the skinny: noone at Foxwoods dresses or looks like those people. The typical dress code is more like that of the flea market. Before I went, I called my mother, who goes to the casino once in a while, if jeans were acceptable at the casino. She kind of chortled at that one. With a nice pair of jeans on, I looked lik Frank Sinatra compared to most of the people there.

* I saw "Dodgeball" this weekend. There were a few funny spots, mostly involving people getting pegged with dodgeballs. There were, however, an inordinate number of hairpieces in the movie. Ben Stiller had one on for his character and Vince Vaughn had one because he's losing his hair, but there were two of the alltime great rug wearers in the movie as well. I'm talking William Shatner and Chuck Norris, baby. Yes!


Posted by brettdavey at 8:46 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 13 July 2004 - 11:38 PM EDT

Name: cat
Home Page: http://cat13va.tripod.com/cat

You know that is interesting regarding complaints about Tom Delay's campaign fund raising tactics. He is very slick. Apparently the republican party seems to feel that all Doctors are republicans. Fact is most are but I am not. In addition to my not being republican most of my office staff is black and I can assure you they are not republican either. Every week we get a letter faxed to our office from Tom's delays office. Telling me they want to have me on some committee to discuss malpractice reform. But I must hurry and call his office back quickly so I can be set up for this. Of course when you call you have to show your support for these wonderful ideals and pony up oh maybe &5000.00. I swear to god when these faxes come in we have a laughing fit. But it is slick and vagually unethical. If I wasn't democratic before I would have been after seeing one of these faxes. I am not surprised someone complained.

Tuesday, 13 July 2004 - 11:57 PM EDT

Name: cat
Home Page: http://cat13va.tripod.com/cat

You know that is interesting regarding complaints about Tom Delay's campaign fund raising tactics. He is very slick. Apparently the republican party seems to feel that all Doctors are republicans. Fact is most are but I am not. In addition to my not being republican most of my office staff is black and I can assure you they are not republican either. Every week we get a letter faxed to our office from Tom's delays office. Telling me they want to have me on some committee to discuss malpractice reform. But I must hurry and call his office back quickly so I can be set up for this. Of course when you call you have to show your support for these wonderful ideals and pony up oh maybe &5000.00. I swear to god when these faxes come in we have a laughing fit. But it is slick and vagually unethical. If I wasn't democratic before I would have been after seeing one of these faxes. I am not surprised someone complained.

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