Keeping Up With the Headlines

Discussion in 'Community' started by wwworry, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. wwworry macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2002
    EPA relaxes air rules for industries

    Federal workers brace for Bush's privatization plan
    (hundreds of thousands workers may face minimum wage)
    ( Past studies into the potential benefits of farming out Norfolk Naval Shipyard work to private contractors have shown that little, if any, cost savings would result, said Drew Terry)

    Documents reveal Enron’s attempts to influence energy policy
    WASHINGTON - In its high-flying days, Enron Corp. sought to guide the new Bush administration toward a sweeping energy agenda, according to documents made public Tuesday by congressional investigators.
  2. SPG macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2001
    In the shadow of the Space Needle.
    Government by the corporations for the corporations.
  3. wwworry thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2002
    Not that I'm a huge fan of democrats but when the Enrons say:

    “The Democrats so far seem to be winning the political high ground,” said an Enron briefing paper for Kenneth L. Lay, the company’s chairman, in advance of an April 17, 2001, meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney. “What the Bush team needs to do is steal a page from the Clinton new-economy playbook and to relegate the Democrats to the Carter ‘eat your peas’ playbook.”

    The White House must link the Democrats to “blackouts, waste, Luddites, regulation, government ownership, stagnation” while positioning Bush as the agent of “abundan[ce], efficiency, new economy, innovation, open markets,” the document said

    ... I'm a little leary of their intentions.
  4. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    President's daughters turn 21 on Monday

    Duo determined to stay out of limelight

    Sunday, November 24, 2002 Posted: 2:24 PM EST (1924 GMT)

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's twin daughters, who have had brushes with the law for underage drinking, turn 21 on Monday, marking their birthday in Texas and looking to stay clear of the spotlight.

    Both Barbara Bush, who attends Yale University, and Jenna, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, were in their home state in advance of a Thanksgiving family celebration. The president and first lady planned to celebrate the twins' birthdays during the holiday weekend, a White House official said.

    Laura Bush was returning to Texas on Monday and heading to the family ranch in Crawford on Tuesday. The president is to follow on Wednesday.

    The White House is fiercely protective of the twins' privacy, and several officials refused to provide details about the birthday observances.

    Barbara and Jenna Bush have drawn unwelcome headlines over the past few years for alcohol-related episodes. In May 2001, police in Austin cited both of them for violating state alcoholic beverage laws.

    Police accused Barbara Bush of being a minor in possession of alcohol and Jenna Bush of misrepresenting her age for allegedly trying to use false identification to buy alcohol.

    Jenna Bush allegedly ordered a margarita and was asked to produce identification proving she was 21. She showed a valid driver's license belonging to someone else, police said. She was not served. Witnesses told police that Barbara Bush was served alcohol.

    The charges were dismissed after the then-19-year-old twins performed community service, attended alcohol awareness classes and paid $100 in fines.

    The month before that incident, Jenna Bush had pleaded no contest to charges of underage drinking. She was ordered to take alcohol counseling and perform community service. A judge fined her $500 and suspended her license.

    Happy B-Day to Barbara & Jenna! I hope that now the media will leave them alone, they weren't elected to office. They deserve their privacy as much as Chelsea. I think it would be difficult to grow up in a fish bowl. Now we can move on!
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    damnit. why is the EPA such a freaking joke??!?
  6. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    Because the Pants Pissers aren't in charge yet!
  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    bingo, bingo, bing-ho!

    i can't believe we have to wait til 2016 for such a great country!

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