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Former senator Pete Domenici fathered a child 30 years ago.

The mother of the child was the daughter of another senator, Michelle Laxalt. She went on to have quite a career as a lobbyist and government official as well as having significant involvement in Republican party power centers.

The son, Adam Paul Laxalt, is a lawyer, and has had a promising start in what could be called the beginnings of a career in Republican circles...
* Special Assistant to John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for International Security and Arms Control
* provided legal advice on detainee detention operations in Iraq during duty with Navy JAG
* staff member for Senator John Warner
* regional prosecutor and legal advisor to the Commanding Officer, US Navy, Italy

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Company suspends exec accused of slapping child on Delta flight


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: 1:13 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

A company president accused of slapping a crying child on a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta has been suspended, the parent company confirmed Saturday.

Joe Rickey Hundley, president of UNITECH Composites and Structures in Hayden, Idaho, faces a federal assault charge after he allegedly slapped the 2-year-old when his mother was unable to quiet the child as their plane approached Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Feb. 8, according to federal criminal complaint.

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Statement of International Association of Chiefs of Police

In response to release of the Obama Administration’s gun violence reduction proposals, the International Association of Chiefs of Police released the following statement.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) commends President Obama and Vice President Biden for the comprehensive package of proposals they announced to combat gun violence. The IACP believes that the proposals and actions reflect an effective, balanced approach to addressing the plague of gun violence in our communities and nation. As this process moves forward, the IACP will continue to work with the Administration, members of Congress, and public safety leaders across the country to enact these much needed reforms.

For many years, the IACP has been a leading voice in efforts to reduce gun violence. Our membership was, and remains, a leading proponent of universal background checks for gun purchases, the ban on military style assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and ensuring that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has both a permanent director and sufficient resources to enforce our nation’s gun laws. The adoption of these, and other reasonable measures, will certainly assist in reducing the level of gun violence in our Nation.

The IACP is the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives. Founded in 1893, the IACP has over 21,000 members in 100 countries around the world. For more information on the IACP’s positions and work on gun violence issues, please visit

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La. officials close 12 miles of coastline after Isaac washes up tar balls, oil from BP spill hotspot...

The state is closing a 12-mile section of Gulf coastline from Caminada Pass to Pass Fourchon after Hurricane Isaac washed up large areas of oil and tar balls at the location of one of the worst inundations of BP oil during the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. Robert Barham, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said agency crews surveying damage from Isaac discovered large sections of viscous oil and tar balls floating along the coast from the beach to one mile offshore between Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge, just west of Grand Isle, to Pass Fourchon.

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I'm just about fed up with these children. If you've been paying attention to their latest shenanigans, you ought to be fed up with them, too. Statistics show that not only are legions of them impoverished, malnourished, beset by violence and poorly educated, but we now have it from multiple sources that some of these little monsters are putting their sexy moves on men...

Daniel Paz of Jefferson Parish was among the first to alert us to this growing trend of provocative pre-pubescents. Back when Paz was arrested in March 2011, we might have considered sexually aggressive second-graders an anomaly. But, here recently, Michael Fieramusca of Marrero, Edward Felix Benoit of Slidell and Travis Cutrer of Covington have told similar stories of succumbing to the wiles of young ones. So the children must be the problem, right?

Yeah. So reads a Jarvis DeBarry's commentary piece in Sunday's Times-Picayune.

Sexy children made 'em do it.

26 year-old Paz was convicted & is serving a 25 year sentence. He says that the 7 year old who Paz molested - she was the aggressor.

78 year-old Benoit - convicted and currently serving 130 years for his crimes against a 12 year-old girl and her 7 year old brother. He says that he "...didn't corrupt those children. They were corrupt a long time before they met me." He says that he "grew weary of resisting their seduction." I guess that was why he gave the children gifts in exchange for them letting him spank them, and he paid the children 130$ to let him molest them. I note a potential connection between the amount Benoit paid to the children and his prison sentence.

21 year-old Cutrer, convicted and awaiting an expected life sentence, he just was masturbating in the same room as a sleeping 5 year-old girl. She woke and simply insisted on participating. Cutrer simply couldn't stop the 5 year-old girl, and couldn't stop her the second time he molested her. 'Cause ya see, she was really good at catching him while he was masturbating, and she was very insistent.

Fieramusca awaits trial for two rapes - a 4 year-old girl and a 16 year-old girl. He says that the 4 year-old initiated things.

I guess it just shows, no matter who the victim, no matter how vulnerable, there's always someone who is ready to blame them.


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Folks come to New Orleans mostly to have a good time. We like that down here... having a good time and folks come to join in on the good times. Folks from all over bring all kindsa good stuff to our good times down here. Cheers!

Tho' I gotta say, there's something that I hope people don't bring to our good times down here. I really hope that people don't bring their concealed weapons to New Orleans when they come for a visit.

We got enough problems without folks compounding 'em further, thanks all the same.

So, when I read in the Times-Picayune that yet another of our local disgraces is up to no good, I'm hoping that the NRA's pal, David Vitter, doesn't get enough traction to see his latest dirty diaper through the legislative process.

Just saying, and all.

When Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and John Thune, R-S.D, crafted legislation to enable gun owners to carry concealed weapons from state to state, they named it the "Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act." But in the view of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, it would be better named the "Armed Vigilante Act," pointing to the recent case in which armed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin during a confrontation...

Judiciary Committee member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., picked up on the Zimmerman theme in an April 17 letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the Judiciary Committee, asking that this "dangerous" legislation never see the light of day in the Senate..."these dangerous bills," referring to the Vitter-Thune legislation and a similar bill submitted by Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, "which are opposed by leading law enforcement organizations, would undermine state's rights by forcing nearly every state to accept the concealed-carry permits issued by other states, even if the permit holder could not qualify for a permit in the state to which he is traveling."

But the National Rifle Association said it will not let Feinstein stand in the way of enactment of the legislation...


Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 02:18 PM PST

...the engine that drives Mardi Gras

by luckydog

I hear it, warming up, most every afternoon now.

There is spirit that moves that a world of artifice and excess, that force is authentic, it is genuine, it is real. And it roars.

The beat of that engine carries over much of the city, you can hear it at distance, it comes in low in the torso, the beat meets your heart and your heart vibrates with it, amplifies and it moves you...

I heard the beat of that engine before I was born, danced to it before I could stand, moved irresistibly to it every time I've heard it since I got up on two legs.

Life isn't easy for alotta people in New Orleans. In my neighborhood, life is outright hard for most folks. Like the man said... "This ain't no make believe. You all know struggle. Everybody's struggling."

Still, the engine struggles on, the engine marches on. The engine roars.

That engine is warming up right now, a couple blocks over from my house. I can hear it, the pounding beat limbering up, that force comes from here and is made here...

See, it's not just a marching band, there's alot more going on here.

...all of your cares, all of your worries, I don't care if you just had something very tragic that happened to you in your life, once that band gives you that down beat...just for that brief two or three minutes you forget every problem you had. You have no cares in the world...Yeah it must be nice to live like that, with no cares in the world...
- Wilbert Rawlins Jr.

Yeah, it's not just a marching band, there's a whole lot more going on here.

It's a lucky dog that's got this spirit as a part of my life. Cheers.


Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 01:25 PM PDT

Defend the your own home...

by luckydog

This one is easy, folks.

Defend the your own home...on the 5th anniversary of Katrina...

The Gulf Restoration Network will make it easy for you. All you have to do is show a movie in your home. Or anyplace else you've a mind to arrange, in a club, in a school, in a church, in a park, get creative.

Host a "Defend the Gulf" Movie Screening for the 5th Anniversary of Katrina

Or at least attend a screening...Where?...Portland, ME...St. Louis, MO...Slidell, LA...Bartlesville, OK...Palo Alto, CA...Kaneohe, HI...Bay St Louis, MS...Rockwall, TX...San Francisco, CA...Elmont, NY...Lake Worth, FL...Damariscotta, ME...Brun, Germany...and a whole buncha other cities and town across the US...

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Wed Jan 24, 2007 at 04:23 AM PST

The SOTU as Described by Bob Johnson

by luckydog

I didn't listen to or watch the SOTU. I read about it, here at dKos, while it was going on. Other folks subjected themselves to the direct radiation, and I thank them for sharing with we who were unwilling...

One Kosmo in particular, Bob Johnson, posted 37 comments during roughly 50 minutes of the SOTU, providing a virtual running transcript - a stunning accomplishment. A highly appreciated accomplishment.

'Course, Bob preceded each quote with the phrase "Did he really just say..." - which might lead one to acknowledge that Bob's quotes might not sum to be an exact transcript...

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In a diary earlier this evening, Nightprowlkitty wrote of New Orleans and the need to do something more, she wrote of lagniappe, the New Orleans expression that means a little something extra. NPK also wrote of Jean Lafitte, the New Orleans pirate and arguably a significant savior of the city during a misguided British attempt to take New Orleans in the War of 1812.

Embellished or not, I have never forgotten the image of pirates coming to the aid and assistance, struggling with their longboats and cannons through the swamps, heave ho and up she rises, we've a job to do me hearties, dregs of society, chers amis we may be, tho' we'll look Fear in the eye and come through to our salvation, aaarrgh...

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Some say that the Page-gate scandal should be investigated by the FBI. Some say that the Page-gate scandal should be investigated by the House Ethics Committee. And some say that the Page-gate scandal should be investigated by mother-fucking Samuel L. Jackson.

Some say that if we're gonna have politcal theatre, we may as well send the professionals.


Please note: Luckydog does not advocate violence of any sort. This is intended to be an illustrative example of "aggressive interrogation methods", which Luckydog also does not advocate.

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It ain't over. It ain't gonna be over for awhile. And we still need you.

We Still Need You.

There's still alot of work to be done - for real people. It's not over - the republicronies have not won. I'm gonna say that again...louder...


If you ever wanted to get into this fight, if you still want to get into the fight, if you want to be a part of making the good thing happen, there are opportunities. It ain't over...

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