Monthly Archives: February 2007
It’s offtopic but tragic enough to post here:
Reality TV star and former model Anna Nicole Smith is dead, a law enforcement source told CNN.
Smith, 39, collapsed at a south Florida hotel and was taken to a local hospital, according to news reports.
TMZ.com had reported that Smith collapsed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood just after 2 p.m. ET.
I can’t say I’m shocked that she checked out at age 39 in an Indian casino. But on a more positive note J. Howard Marshall just got his first lapdance in 12 years.
Look for the tabloids and other media to go after Howard K. Stern with a vengeance.
Gawker: Please God, don’t take Anna Nicole. Not after she’s given us so much.
TMZ: In October 2006, Anna Nicole Smith’s mom, Virgie Arthur, told Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News that after the death of Anna’s son, Daniel, she was concerned that Howard K. Stern was the one in line to inherit Anna’s millions. “If Howard Stern marries her and she ends up dead, then who does the money go [to]? Danny’s not there,” Arthur said.
Randinto commenting on YouTube: Anna Nicole Smith now represents America in every way… off balance, kooky, drugged up, not based in reality, hooked on tragedy and now… finished
Klaus and Sunny: Poor Anna Nicole. I think this is very sad. And Nancy Grace is a harpy. And Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead are gross.
Larry King: She had some class.
The left repeatedly insists that you don’t need your SUV (family size is irrelevant), that the environment is more important than convenience, but skimp on their personal jet privileges and there will be hell to pay:
The Department of Defense yesterday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that puts limits on the size of the plane she may use to travel across the country and restricts the guests she can bring, The Washington Times has learned.
A congressional source who read the letter signed by Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Wilkie said it essentially limits her to the commuter plane used by former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, which requires refueling to travel from Washington to Mrs. Pelosi’s San Francisco district. A second source, in the Bush administration, confirmed the contents of the letter.
The Washington Times first reported last week that Mrs. Pelosi’s staff was pressing the Department of Defense for an Air Force aircraft large enough to fly nonstop to San Francisco. She also has pressed to be able to include other members of the California congressional delegation, her family members and her staff on the plane.
I wonder what they’re worried about:
The IRGC Navy and Air Force started military exercises in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman on Wednesday.
Salami said that the specialized military exercise code-named ‘Saeqa’ has been designed to boost air defense and counter-attack in the face of any possible offensive against Iranian airspace.
He said that the new generation of missile systems have been employed to boost defensive and deterrent capability of the country.
Salami said that TORM1 has a 12 km range which can be increased to 20 km, adding that the air defense shield is capable of rapidly tracing down 47 targets and engaging with eight objects simultaneously.
Assuming that it’s both operating and able to see the target…