February 21st, 2006

Chris Keeley

Look at the Supreme Court decision...

Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 13:47:46 -0600
Subject: Mr. Keeley. Look at the Supreme Court decision...
how can this Supreme Court decision be brought to light regarding the
electronic surveillance that Bush and Chaney have initiated?

Thomas Minihan

If the recall of General MacArthur reaffirmed the tradition of civilian
control over the military, the Steel Seizure case reminded the nation that,
even in a war, the president could not act beyond the bounds of his
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Chris Keeley

NJ Jewish News Reports On ATFP @ Princeton U

Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:03:03 -0800
Subject: NJ Jewish News Reports On ATFP @ Princeton U.

New Jersey Jewish News Story

By Marilyn Silverstein
NJJN Staff Writer

The head of a moderate Washington-based Palestinian group credited
the Hamas victory to its social service programs and anti-corruption stance,
not its rejection of Israel or use of violence.
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Chris Keeley


use this word on a monthly basis and find most of my friends dont know the meaning ..Therfore:

"Boondoggle" googled follows below:

BOONDOGGLE: An unnecessary or wasteful project.

This typically North American term is often applied in two specific ways, either to describe work of little or no value done merely to appear busy, or in reference to a government-funded project with no purpose other than political patronage. It can also be used for an unnecessary journey by a government official at public expense.

Part of its oddity lies in its sudden emergence into public view in an article in the New York Times on 4 April 1935. This had the headline "$3,187,000 Relief is Spent to Teach Jobless to Play ... Boon Doggles Made". The "boon doggles" of the headline turn out to be small items of leather, rope and canvas, which were being crafted by the jobless during the Great Depression as a form of make-work. The article said that the word was "simply a term applied back in the pioneer days to what we call gadgets today". It was suggested that boondoggles were small items of leatherwork which were made by cowboys on idle days as decorations for their saddles.

The name of Robert H Link, a scoutmaster of Rochester, also often turns up when people write about this word. It is sometimes said that he invented it, certainly that he used it for the braided leather lanyards made and worn by Boy Scouts, or for other small craft projects intended to keep Scouts out of mischief.

Whatever its origin, it was the article in the New York Times that converted boondoggle from a word existing quietly in its own little world to one of public importance.

Chris Keeley

Shoot first, avoid questions later


Shoot first, avoid questions later

The White House's secretive response to Cheney's misfire cannot be
understood apart from the society of Texas royalty.

By Sidney Blumenthal

Feb. 15, 2006 | In the original account authorized by Vice President
Dick Cheney of his shooting of Harry Whittington, given by Katharine
Armstrong, heiress and hunting companion, to the Corpus Christi
Caller-Times and later elaborated on to other news outlets, the 11
members of the hunting party set off on the morning of Feb. 11 in two
trucks for the wilds of the 50,000-acre Armstrong Ranch in search of
quails. After lunch, whose menu was described as antelope, jicama
salad, bread and Dr Pepper, the hunters divided into two groups.
Cheney went off with Armstrong; Pamela Pitzer Willeford, the U.S.
ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein; and Whittington.

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