Folks, I have said many times in the past that Dick Cheney is one person who who actually scares me!
I can’t say he is totally evil since I don’t believe in the devil, but there is something fundamentally NASTY about him!
And, after the disasters he got the United States into during Bush’s term, he is not content to just sit on his accomplishments and let the rest of the world unfold as it should!
Oh No!
Now he is attempting to re-write history under the Obama administration!
In their Wall Street Journal op-ed this week, Cheney and his daughter Liz began by cherry- picking Obama quotes from over three years about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). That warmed-over technique is what Cheney, President George W. Bush and other top aides cleverly used with intelligence reports in the fall of 2002 as they drummed up public support for their invasion of Iraq. That, of course, set the stage for today’s terrible events. “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” the Cheneys chortled. “Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is ‘ending’ the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — as though wishing made it so.”
It was August 27, 2002, that Cheney began what a former Bush chief of staff, Andrew Card, would describe as the fall 2002 public-relations plan to “educate the public” about the so-called threat from Iraq. That effort would lead to a congressional joint resolution authorizing the president to use U.S. armed forces to “defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq” and “enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.”
Cheney told the VFW: “The Iraqi regime has in fact been very busy enhancing its capabilities in the field of chemical and biological agents. And they continue to pursue the nuclear program they began so many years ago.”He added: “We’ve gotten this from the firsthand testimony of defectors — including Saddam’s own son-in-law, who was subsequently murdered at Saddam’s direction. Many of us are convinced that Saddam will acquire nuclear weapons fairly soon.”
Yup, as far as I’m concerned, Dick Cheney is the embodiment of pure evil, on par with the likes of Charles Manson or Adolph Hitler!
(And you can tell him I said that!)
The ad shows an ISIS militant, depicted as some sort of deranged snake charmer, examining (communing with?) snakes in a cave. When Iraqi guards enter the hovel he is smitten by light.
The commercial was uploaded to YouTube last week, which suggests that perhaps the ad was being used before ISIS’s assault on the country reached full speed, a time when members of the country’s Sunni minority could have been more inclined to support the group. Or maybe when they were more inclined to believe that the Iraqi army was capable of fighting back and protecting citizens from the murderous group.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Al-Iraqiya TV (which has been showing the ad) is currently airing tons of pro-military and government propaganda. It remains to be seen if anyone is buying it.

While we are on the subject of the United States of America: Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was invited Thursday to travel from his nation’s capital to Canada’s to discuss the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and other bilateral economic issues.
Meanwhile, a former Canadian ambassador says he’s less confident now than he was a few years ago about the U.S. giving the Keystone XL pipeline project the green light.
“Two years ago I was very confident that it would be a positive reaction, a “Yes” would come,” Raymond Chretien said Wednesday.
“Recently, I’m beginning to see signs that lead me to believe that a “No” is possible.”
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Nova Scotia Report

Real-life Goldilocks found asleep in home!
A couple found a scene straight out of a fairy tale when they arrived home early Thursday morning.
To their surprise, a female stranger was sleeping on their couch wearing the homeowner’s pajamas!
1403252538000-1403210378000-imageThe couple snapped some pictures before the blonde-haired stranger woke up, grabbed her clothes and ran out the back door.
(She left in such a rush she forgot her wallet, making it easy for the cops to track her down.)
She was identified as Chancy Layton, 19, from St. Augustine.
Layton told police a friend said the home would be empty and the balcony would be unlocked. She told police she entered the home around 9:30 p.m., took a shower, ate food and fell asleep on the couch because she didn’t want to sleep outside.
When she was placed under arrest, Layton was very apologetic and wished to return the clothes belonging to the homeowner.

Gerry Goffin died today!
If you have to ask who Gerry Goffin is……………………!
He was the husband of Carol King.
Together they wrote these songs:
Hits, charted songs and notable album tracks by Goffin and King
untitled1961 “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” The Shirelles 1 4 Carole King (in 1971), The Four Seasons (in 1968, #24), Cher, Roberta Flack, Amy Winehouse, Melanie (UK #37, 1974), Jackie DeShannon, Len Barry, Bunny Sigler, Cissy Houston, The Platters, Neil Diamond (in 1993), Bryan Ferry (UK #23, 1993), Linda Ronstadt, Angus Tung (in Mandarin), Shirley Kwan and Alan Tam (in Cantonese), Dusty Springfield, Dave Mason and Debbie Gibson (both under the title “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”), The Rocky Fellers, Lorrie Morgan, and Minnie Driver (performed in the film “Beautiful)”, Françoise Hardy.
“Take Good Care of My Baby” Bobby Vee 1 3 Dion and the Belmonts (later in 1961), Bobby Vinton (in 1968), Smokie (UK #34, 1981), Bobby Vee, Stephen Collins, Dick Brave
“Some Kind of Wonderful” The Drifters 32 – Marvin Gaye (in 1968), Carole King (in 1971); not the same song as the Grand Funk Railroad hit
“Halfway to Paradise” Tony Orlando 39 – Billy Fury (UK #3, 1961), Bobby Vinton (1968), Tina Charles (1977)
“Every Breath I Take” Gene Pitney 42 – No relation to the Police’s “Every Breath You Take”
“I’d Never Find Another You” Tony Orlando – - Billy Fury (UK #5, 1961)
“Walkin’ with My Angel” Bobby Vee 53 – Herman’s Hermits
“Don’t Ever Change” The Crickets – 5 The Beatles (in 1963, unreleased until 1994), Brinsley Schwarz (1973), Bryan Ferry (in 1973), Mud (in 1982)
1962 “When My Little Girl Is Smiling” The Drifters 28 31 Craig Douglas (UK #9), Jimmy Justice (UK #9)
“Chains” The Cookies 17 50 The Beatles (in 1963), Carole King (in 1980)
“Keep Your Hands Off My Baby” Little Eva 12 30 The Beatles (in 1964, unreleased until 1994)
“The Loco-Motion” Little Eva 1 2 11(1972) The Vernons Girls (UK #47, 1962), The Chiffons (in 1963), Emerson Lake & Powell (instrumental), Grand Funk Railroad (in 1974, #1), Carole King (in 1980), Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin (UK #70, 1986), Kylie Minogue (in 1988, #3, UK #2), Tina Turner, Dwight Yoakam. Originally published as “Loco Motion”.
“He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)” The Crystals – - The Motels (in 1982), Hole (in 1994), Grizzly Bear (in 2007)
“Go Away Little Girl” Steve Lawrence 1 – Mark Wynter (UK #6, 1962), The Tams, Donny Osmond (in 1971, #1), The Happenings (in 1966, #12)
“Point Of No Return” Gene McDaniels 21 -
“It Might As Well Rain Until September” Carole King 22 3 Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro
1963 “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)” The Cookies 7 -
“Old Smokey Locomotion” Little Eva 48 -
“I Can’t Stay Mad at You” Skeeter Davis 7 -
“Hey Girl” Freddie Scott 10 – Duffy Power (1963), Donny Osmond (in 1972, #9), George Benson (1977), Carole King (in 1980), Billy Joel (Greatest Hits Volume III in 1997), Bob James & David Sanborn, Ray Charles & Michael McDonald (duet, from Charles’ album “Genius Loves Company”), Bobby Vee (as part of a medley with The Temptations’ hit My Girl in 1968, #35), Righteous Brothers (1966, on their album Soul & Inspiration)
“One Fine Day” The Chiffons 5 29 Rita Coolidge (in 1979, #66), Carole King (in 1980, #12), Aaron Neville (in 1993), Natalie Merchant (in 1996)
“Up on the Roof” The Drifters 5 – Kenny Lynch (UK #10, 1962), Julie Grant (UK #33, 1963), Carole King (in 1970), Laura Nyro (in 1970), James Taylor (in 1979, #28), Neil Diamond (in 1993), Robson and Jerome (UK #1, 1995), Billy Joe Royal, Peter Cincotti
1964 “I Can’t Hear You No More” Betty Everett 66 – Dusty Springfield (in 1965), King (in 1970), Helen Reddy (in 1976, #29)
“I’m into Something Good” Earl-Jean 38 – Herman’s Hermits (later in 1964, #13, UK #1)
“He’s In Town” The Tokens 43 – The Rockin’ Berries (UK #3)
“Oh No Not My Baby” Maxine Brown 24 – Manfred Mann (UK #11, 1965), Dusty Springfield (in 1965), Aretha Franklin (in 1970), Rod Stewart (#59, UK #6, 1973), The Partridge Family (Bulletin Board in 1973), King (in 1980 and 2001), Cher (in 1992, #33 in the U.K.), Linda Ronstadt (in 1994)
“Show Me Girl” Herman’s Hermits – 19
1965 “Some of Your Lovin’” Dusty Springfield – 8 (Cited by Springfield as her personal favourite)
“Don’t Forget About Me” Barbara Lewis 91 – Dusty Springfield (US #64)
1966 “Don’t Bring Me Down” The Animals 12 6 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (in 1986)
“Road to Nowhere” Carole King – - White Trash (1969)
“So Much Love” Ben E. King 96 – Steve Alaimo (#92, 1966)
“Take a Giant Step” The Monkees – - From the 1966 US/UK #1 LP The Monkees, plus Taj Mahal (1969)
“Sometime in the Morning” The Monkees – - From the 1967 US/UK #1 LP More of The Monkees
“Goin’ Back” Dusty Springfield – 10 Goldie (recorded in 1966 but unreleased), The Byrds (in 1968, #89), King (in 1970) and (in 1980), Larry Lurex (1973) Nils Lofgren, Elkie Brooks, Johnny Logan, Diana Ross, Glen Shorrock & Renee Geyer (Aust. 1983), Phil Collins (2010)
“I Can’t Make It Alone” P.J. Proby – 37 Dusty Springfield, Maria McKee (UK #74, 1993)
“Yours Until Tomorrow” Dee Dee Warwick – - Gene Pitney (UK #34, 1968)
1967 “Pleasant Valley Sunday” The Monkees 3 11 The Weisstronauts (in 2008)
“Star Collector” The Monkees – - From the 1967 US #1 LP Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” Aretha Franklin 8 – King (in 1971), Laura Nyro (in 1971), Rod Stewart (in 1974), Bonnie Tyler (in 1978), Mary J. Blige (in 1995, #95), Celine Dion (in 1995)
1968 “Porpoise Song” The Monkees 62 – Bongwater (in 1988)
“I Wasn’t Born to Follow” The Byrds – - King (in 1980), Tracy Grammer (in 2004), Beth Orton (in 2012). Byrds’ single released as “Wasn’t Born to Follow”.
1970 “That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-de-Ho)” The City – - Blood, Sweat & Tears (as “Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)”, #14), Dusty Springfield (non-LP B-side in 1969), King (in 1980).
1971 “Smackwater Jack” Carole King 14 – Quincy Jones, The Manhattan Transfer, Buffy Sainte-Marie
Songs by Gerry Goffin with other songwriters
1961 “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” Goffin & Mann Barry Mann 7 – The Viscounts (UK #21, 1961), Showaddywaddy (UK #37, 1982)
“Run to Him” Goffin & Keller Bobby Vee 2 3 Donny Osmond (in 1972)
1962 “A Forever Kind of Love” Goffin & Keller Bobby Vee – 13 Cliff Richard
1963 “Don’t Try To Fight It, Baby” Goffin & Keller Eydie Gormé 53 -
1965 “Yes I Will” Goffin & Titelman The Hollies – 9 The Monkees (as “I’ll Be True To You”)
“Just Once in My Life” Goffin & King & Spector The Righteous Brothers 9 -
“Hung on You” Goffin & King & Spector The Righteous Brothers 47 -
“Is This What I Get For Loving You” Goffin & King & Spector The Ronettes – - Marianne Faithfull (UK #43, 1967)
1966 “Sweet Young Thing” Goffin & King & Nesmith The Monkees – - from the 1966 US/UK #1 LP The Monkees
1971 “I’ll Meet You Halfway” Goffin & Farrell The Partridge Family 9 -
1973 “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” Goffin & Goldberg Gladys Knight & The Pips 4 -
1975 “It’s Not the Spotlight” Goffin & Goldberg Rod Stewart – - Beth Orton (in 1996)
“Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” Goffin & Masser Diana Ross 1 5
1976 “So Sad The Song” Goffin & Masser Gladys Knight & The Pips 47 20
1978 “Saving All My Love for You” Goffin & Masser Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. – - Whitney Houston (US #1 in 1985, UK #1 in 1985)
1980 “Someone That I Used to Love” Goffin & Masser Natalie Cole 21 -
1983 “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” Goffin & Masser Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson 16 2
1984 “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You” Goffin & Masser George Benson – - Glenn Medeiros (US #12 in 1987, UK #1 in 1988)
1989 “Miss You Like Crazy” Goffin & Masser Natalie Cole 7 2
In 2011 it looked like the songwriter’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (June 19) that Goffin is the highest-paid songwriter in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between May 2013 and May 2014, a nearly $40 million lead over his closest competition.
Quebec Report
A woman who stopped to help a group of ducklings on the side of the road has been found guilty of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who slammed into her parked car.
Emma Czornobaj was convicted Friday by a jury on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.
Czornobaj, 25, was charged in the deaths of André Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16, on a Montreal-area highway.

Czornobaj appeared to turn and wipe away a tear when she heard the verdict delivered.
imagesMQZMO1X5Quebec Superior Court Justice Éliane Perreault polled the jury, which entered its fourth day of deliberations on Friday, on their verdict and they reported they were unanimous.
Czornobaj will return to court for a pre-sentence hearing on Aug. 8.
Criminal negligence causing death carries a maximum life sentence while the charge of dangerous driving causing death comes with a maximum of 14 years in jail. Czornobaj has no previous criminal record.
Roy’s motorcycle slammed into Czornobaj’s car, which was stopped in the left lane of a provincial highway in Candiac, south of Montreal.
His daughter was riding on the back of the motorcycle when the collision happened on June 27, 2010.
The trial heard that Czornobaj, who had three years’ driving experience at the time, had stopped to rescue ducklings on the side of the road.
The professed animal lover told the court that she did not see the ducklings’ mother anywhere and planned to capture them and take them home.
And Finally: Brandon was walloped by rain on Thursday.
The city received 77 millimetres of rain in a short period of time, leaving many flooded streets behind.
And it’s not over.
There’s more rain on the way with a risk of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday and more rain on Sunday and Monday.
Brandon’s mayor, Sheri Decter Hirst, said it rained so hard Thursday night it hurt.

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