From Yakima to Mo

My parents just completed another trip with a rented van and trailer — one of many in their lives. Some in vans, some in just cars, it’s a life you get used to in the Military. Traveling at night because you can make better times, loading up in a weekend and cross-country you go. Continue reading “From Yakima to Mo”

Hillary’s Shady Donors

The Los Angeles times reports on Norman Hsu, fugitive from the law and a great fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and other Democrat party candidates. From the LA Times:

For the last 15 years, California authorities have been trying to figure out what happened to a businessman named Norman Hsu, who pleaded no contest to grand theft, agreed to serve up to three years in prison and then seemed to vanish.

“He is a fugitive,” Ronald Smetana, who handled the case for the state attorney general, said in an interview. “Do you know where he is?”

Hsu, it seems, has been hiding in plain sight, at least for the last three years.

Since 2004, one Norman Hsu has been carving out a prominent place of honor among Democratic fundraisers. He has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions into party coffers, much of it earmarked for presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

I’ve previously reported on two other questionable donors, but the LA Times fails to string those together with the current story, hardly an unintentional oversight as they’ve reported the stories on the other illegal contributions, and donors with questionable business practices.

UPDATE: Boxer and Feinstein also giving back contributions from Paw and Hsu. Video from Fox News;

Previous story on “Ray” Jinnah here and here

Previous stories on Vinod Gupta Here.

So…. let’s add Norman Hsu to the list, and keep watching. Grab a bowl of popcorn, this is getting interesting.

Al Qaeda Threat

UPDATE: Memri Blog reports that that US intelligence is hunting Osama Bin Laden in Tora Bora. He is supposed to be hiding in a “white cave” inside Tora Bora and the current military operations are designed to capture him. This is according to “unamed Pakistani Diplomatic sources” in a translated article at Al Watan.  

Today the news warned of an impending new Al Qaeda threat in the US, but government officials stated there wasn’t actionable intelligence or indicators to specify a target. The wording indicated that Al Qaeda has an “active Plot”. Usually these warnings come from increased chatter on the internet and other locations, interrogations of newly captured AQ operatives, or from foreign governments. Continue reading “Al Qaeda Threat”