Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sunday Globe Special: The Return of Congre$$

Here is what they did over the summer recess:

"Town halls lose cachet as legislators use call-ins" by Tracy Jan Globe Staff  September 07, 2015

It was nothing like the venerable town hall meeting that New Englanders are accustomed to. US Representative Elizabeth Esty was on the phone with 10,600 constituents over the course of an hour, and callers simply pressed *3 on their touch-tone keypads to queue up so they could voice their grievances.

“John Kerry sold us down the river,” Paul from Waterbury told listeners, referring to the secretary of state’s negotiation of a historic nuclear compact with Iran. “Anyone who votes for this is insane.”

“I hear you loud and clear,” replied the Connecticut Democrat, dispensing with the vitriol easily, given the virtual setting. “That’s why I’m having this call.”

And once again, the $elf-$erving elite oppressors of policy create another moat and barrier between themselves and the people.

The so-called “tele-town hall,” akin to a radio call-in show, is a newly favored forum for democracy among many members of Congress, replacing the traditional town halls where voters gather in community centers to grill officials face to face.

So they don't have to face angry constituents.

As politics becomes more scripted, in-person town hall meetings are waning.

Is there really any reason to cover it as "news" then? 

It's as I have been saying: it's all a political $hit Show fooley, designed to distract and divert while providing loads of filler for print.

Only 10 of the region’s 33 senators and representatives had scheduled any sort of public forum during the monthlong August recess, according to a tally provided to the Globe by CQ Roll Call, which keeps a database of such events.

With YouTube capturing seemingly every gaffe, some members of Congress are becoming wary of free-wheeling, live encounters. That is especially true when the lawmakers confront controversial issues such as the Iran deal, which members are expected to vote on shortly after they return to Washington this week.

In the summer of 2009 town hall meetings across the country were hijacked by raucous Tea Party demonstrators protesting President Obama’s health reform proposal. 

What charged terminology, especially as we hit another 9/11 anniversary.

Activists renewed their pressure on members of Congress in August 2013 town halls, urging them to withdraw funding for the law by shutting down the government. Lingering over any open meeting, too, are memories of the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, at a constituent gathering in Tucson.

Upon further reflection, turns out that shooting was fake, too.

Those who held town halls this summer tended to be junior members of Congress. Entrenched incumbents — with fat war chests and weak opposition — generally shunned such events.

Which is what voters should do with them in 2016.

Representative Richard Neal, a Democrat in his 14th term and Massachusetts’ longest-serving House member, has held traditional town halls in the past but his spokesman said he now prefers to connect with constituents by phone.

“He has found telephone town halls to be a more effective way of communicating with people,” said William Tranghese, Neal’s spokesman.

And we don't have to look them in the eye when lying to them. 

In Massachusetts, only one member, US Representative Seth Moulton, a freshman Democrat, met voters in open forums, with five smaller events he called “Congress on Your Corner” designed to allow constituents one-on-one access. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, held a spaghetti-and-meatball-dinner at a Richmond high school on Sept. 2 and answered questions.

Esty, in a later interview, said she chose the telephone forum to discuss hot-button subjects because people are less likely to yell at each other over the phone. The questions are also pre-screened to represent different perspectives. 

Pre-screened, pre-scripted, just what the hell is with all the wall-to-wall political coverage we are fed every day?

“It’s more effective for certain topics. People feel it’s safe to express their views,” said Esty, who declared her support for the Iran pact several days after her conference call.


In other words, she didn't want a bunch of AIPACs flooding the meeting and giving her grief!

Plus, it’s efficient. Esty said she was able to reach her largest audience ever by auto-dialing constituents’ homes and inviting them to participate.

That data collection and police protection posing as tyranny comes in handy for political campaigns, too!

In comparison, her largest old-fashioned town hall drew about 150 in 2013 after the Newtown school shooting claimed the lives of 26 people.

I've noticed the school psyops have calmed down after the first week.

The telephone format also granted privacy for people who simply wanted to listen.

Well, the telecoms gathered up the data for government, but other than that.... there is no privacy in AmeriKa anymore, only the illusion of it.

“I have no illusion that 10,000 people would have shown up to see me in a stadium,” said Esty, who also held smaller “Congress on Your Corner” events this summer.

But is something being lost along the way?

That same balmy August evening, in neighboring Rhode Island, about 80 people filled the folding chairs in a community center in East Greenwich, one of the more conservative pockets of a heavily Democratic-leaning state.

Representative Jim Langevin, an eight-term Democrat, navigated his wheelchair through a dozen people protesting the Iran nuclear deal on his way in from the parking lot. They wore blue T-shirts emblazoned with “We need a better deal” and waved signs saying “America can do better.”

That's why Etsy called in, and the level of distortion and deception deployed by those against this deal is astounding. They can't do better, and if they walk away from it they will lose all credibility will this government.

“Thanks for coming out tonight,” Langevin told them as they parted to let him pass.

As the sun set on the affluent seaside community, Langevin fielded question after question from the at-times testy crowd. An armed police officer stood watch by the entrance.

What does he think of Hillary Clinton?

“I am a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter.”

Why isn’t he more concerned about the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staff discussing the sale of tissues and organs from aborted fetuses?

“The video doesn’t explain or tell the whole story.” 

And the agenda-pushing, abortion-supporting, propaganda pre$$ hasn't really dug into the bu$ine$$ of fetal tissue procurement and all the ramifications. It exposes the so-called "women's rights" advocates and the health industrial complex its feeding.

Why doesn’t he drop his free congressional health insurance and sign up for “Obamacare,” private insurance sold on a government-run website?

“I do have Obamacare. I have a significant copay every month.”

And it's going up.

The Iran deal, though, dominated most of the two-hour meeting, with constituents occasionally shouting over each other.

Now I don't blame members for not wanting to have the meetings. They must hate knowing these guys are waiting outside their offices.

“I thought we did not negotiate with terrorists, period?” said a man who rose from his seat in the front row as the crowd applauded. Langevin assured the crowd he is weighing all the facts before making his decision on whether to support the deal. “It will be among the most important votes I will take in recent times in Congress,” he said.

Langevin’s answers sometimes drew groans from the combative audience. Afterwards, many surrounded him and continued to pepper him with questions.

“The town hall is so American,” said Joanne Sykes, who attended with her Bible study group in hopes of persuading Langevin to vote against the Iran deal. “Here, you get him live and we get our voices heard.”

“It’s an opportunity to set the record straight,” Langevin said in an interview.

Yeah, and we can see what is of concern to the Jewi$h War Pre$$.


And now that they have returned:

"Congress returns to weighty list of unfinished business" by Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram Associated Press  September 05, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for behavior rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer: cooperation between Republicans and President Obama.

You believe that narrative anymore? 

Israel, the war machine, Wall Street, well-connected corporate interests and concerns, and lavish political lifestyles are all funded without a hitch. It's only things the American people need or want that is a problem.

Lawmakers face a weighty list of unfinished business and looming deadlines, including a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating beyond Sept. 30.

The most intractable issues — a solution to a yearlong battle over agency budgets and a deal on a long-sought highway bill — have been kicked to the fall.


GOP leaders are playing down talk of a government shutdown that’s being driven by conservatives determined to use the spending legislation to strip funds from Planned Parenthood.

The organization is under intense scrutiny after secretly recorded videos raised uncomfortable questions about its practices in procuring research tissue from aborted fetuses.

The first days for Congress will be marked by debate over the nuclear deal with Iran, which many Republicans insist makes too many concessions to Tehran.

Democrats have rallied behind the president and have already demonstrated they have the votes to sustain a promised Obama veto of a resolution challenging the hard-won agreement.

But waste time with the resolution anyway so Israel can get you on record.

Also on the crowded fall agenda are efforts to increase the government’s borrowing authority and avoid a first-ever federal default; extend some 50 tax breaks; pass a defense policy bill that Obama has threatened to veto; and renew the Federal Aviation Administration’s authority to spend money.

Those are the priorities: bankers, business, war, and surveillance.

An address to Congress by Pope Francis on Sept. 24 promises a welcome respite from the partisanship that has gripped the Capitol for most of the year.

I'm as sick of that false narrative as I am of the pooper-pumping fossil.

Some Tea Party lawmakers say they will back legislation to keep the government open in the new budget year, which begins Oct. 1, only if the measure also terminates Planned Parenthood’s federal money — even if their battle with Obama over the issue should spiral into a government shutdown.

‘‘I’m for doing everything’’ to halt funds for Planned Parenthood, said Representative Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican. ‘‘There is no way they can get taxpayer support.’’

Conservative groups such as Heritage Action are backing the strategy, though establishment antiabortion organizations aren’t throwing their influence behind it.

Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the powerful National Right to Life Committee, said recently that while blocking Planned Parenthood’s funds ‘‘makes sense,’’ the Senate lacks the votes to do so and abortions would continue anyway. He said lawmakers should also focus on bills halting abortions.

Past efforts to use must-pass funding bills to block Obama’s health care law and his executive actions on immigration have failed badly, with the heath law dispute resulting in a partial government shutdown in 2013.

As a result, House GOP leaders are considering separate legislation this month cutting Planned Parenthood’s funds and the health overhaul, according to a GOP aide and a lobbyist. They hope such a bill, which would advance free of a filibuster threat by Senate Democrats, would satisfy Planned Parenthood’s opponents and free up the temporary government funding bill.

In other words, they aren't going to touch it and the slaughter for profit will continue unabated.

Obama would be certain to veto such a bill, but it would allow Republicans to vote for those changes and underscore the need for a GOP president to institute them.

If it gets through filibuster, and we will have more filler covering this while those other priorities are on the back burner of coverage. 

F*** this.

Facing demands for negotiations to lift domestic agency budgets hit by the return of automatic spending cuts, some lawmakers have signaled that they are open to talks on a deal that would pair increases for domestic programs with budget relief for the Pentagon.

Apparently the debt and deficit mean nothing.

To get to an agreement, however, Republicans must strike a deal with Obama and his Democratic allies over companion spending cuts elsewhere in the budget to defray the cost of new spending for the Pentagon and domestic programs.

It's a $hell game as the country goes down the toilet.

There’s a limited pool of such offsets, at least those with an acceptable level of political pain, and competition over what to spend them on.

Which means they will just run a tremendous deficit and spend more.

No one is underestimating the difficulty in reaching agreement. Speculation is growing that Republicans will try to advance a bill that would keep most federal agencies operating at current budget levels, with only a few changes for the most pressing programs. The White House has pledged to block that idea.

One potential glimmer of hope for the talks is that earlier this year Republicans reversed a position they held in talks two years ago and declared that additional defense spending doesn’t require companion spending cuts.

It is all a $hit-$how fooley!!


Look who got back into town first:

"Obama facing busy schedule on return to work" New York Times   August 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — On the domestic front, Congress will have to pass funding legislation by the end of September to avoid shutting down the government for the second time in two years.

With only 15 legislative days on the Senate calendar for the month, a brewing fight over whether to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and a raft of senators running for president, it could be difficult to pass even a short-term funding measure despite vows by senior Republican legislators that they will not support a shutdown.

So much for the hope.

And there are other pieces of must- and should-pass legislation, including extending authority for highway and infrastructure spending, reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, and dealing with various expiring tax provisions. Cybersecurity legislation and a movement to scale back tough federal criminal sentencing laws will also require time and attention.

Well, that tells you what position is being taken by the agenda-pushing pre$$. 

Must and should pass according to who?

One of the most anticipated legislative battles of the year will be over whether Congress can override an expected presidential veto and reject the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the United States and five other countries.

I'm told they can't.

The deadline for the first vote is Sept. 14, and if both the House and Senate reject the deal with anything close to veto-proof majorities, the Iran drama could consume much of September and even the first week of October.

More distraction as they cut up the loot.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said Sunday he would fully support the Iran agreement.


"US deficit shrinks, but risk remains, analysts say" by Alan Fram Associated Press  August 26, 2015

Two weeks before Congress returns from recess, the Congressional Budget Office said it expects this year’s federal deficit to fall to $426 billion. That’s $60 billion less than it expected in March, thanks to greater-than-expected individual and corporate income tax collections, and less than a third of the record $1.4 trillion gap of 2009 as the government fought the Great Recession.

Yup, the great American economic recovery.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Congress should prevent cuts in agency budgets and fund highways and other projects, saying, ‘‘We need to stay focused on this route and avoid self-inflicted wounds’’ like a government shutdown.

Annual deficits should fall to $414 billion next year before an aging population and swelling health care costs ignite shortfalls that should sail past $1 trillion in 2025, the budget office said.

They can't even get three months ahead right and we are supposed to believe this agenda-pushing bullshit?


Though GOP leaders have said they won’t let the budget clash spark a government closure as the 2016 elections approach, they may have a tough time winning conservative votes to pass needed spending bills.

One major complication is conservatives’ demands to halt federal spending on Planned Parenthood, whose officials were secretly captured in videos describing how they provide medical researchers with fetal tissue.

Blocking that money would lead to likely clashes with Democrats and Obama.

And, as demonstrated above in a related article, it's a lot of sound and fury as the $tatu$ quo $tays.

Those numbers locked in last month, all based on projections for 2015, 2016 and 2017, did not reflect the steep world financial market drops of recent days.

The numbers locked in, huh?

And the web additions.... 

Budget office director Keith Hall told reporters those reductions hadn't yet weakened the world's economy, adding, "I don't feel too worried about it."

The analysis also said that though the government has reached its legal borrowing limit, this year's unexpected extra revenue means the Treasury Department should be able to use accounting maneuvers to free up cash and avoid breaching that ceiling until mid-November or early December.

What great financial management we have down there!!!

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress last month that he can use bookkeeping moves to prevent exceeding the borrowing limit until late October or early November. Those include temporarily taking cash from certain federal pension funds that is restored once Congress enacts a new debt ceiling. 

With an IOU. 

You know, like all the ones they dropped into the Social Security "Trust" Fund.

Congress often tries using the debt limit fight as leverage with the White House. Wary of angering voters, GOP leaders want to avoid an unprecedented federal default, which could result should the parties deadlock. 

Yes, must pay off those bankers and investors first!

Hall also contradicted what has been dogma for some Republicans, saying, "The evidence is that tax cuts do not pay for themselves." Hall was appointed by GOP leaders.

Some Republicans say tax cuts generate economic growth that produces new revenue and outweighs the money the government loses by cutting taxes. That is contested by Democrats and many economists.

Actually works with right tax cuts, not the shower the rich $hit.


"Obama calls foes ‘crazies’ in fund-raising pep talk" By Globe wire services   August 26, 2015

NEW YORK — Once in a while, even presidents tell us how they really feel. Monday was one of those times for President Obama.

Fresh off a two-week vacation, he told Democratic donors in Nevada that he’s feeling ‘‘feisty.’’ And in relating a conversation with the Senate Democratic leader, Nevadan Harry Reid, Obama minced few words about his opponents.

‘‘We were doing a little reminiscing and then figuring out how we’re going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems,’’ Obama said at a fund-raiser for the Nevada State Democratic Party. The room of about 100 donors burst into laughter.

That's sooooo NIXONIAN!

So who are ‘‘the crazies?’’ Obama didn’t say, specifically, but Obama faces a Republican majority in Congress set on blocking his agenda. More immediately, he’s trying to round up support for a nuclear deal with Iran among Democrats in the face of solid Republican opposition.

Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, said Tuesday that she would support the agreement, bringing Obama within five votes of the number needed to prevent Congress from blocking it.

New York Senator Charles Schumer of New York is the most prominent Democrat to deny Obama support for the Iran deal. Chances are Obama wasn’t talking about Schumer, though.

Or Iran, right?

Opponents say they believe Obama was referring to them. One who was happy to wear the label: Bill Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, a conservative political magazine. ‘‘We ‘crazies’ wear his scorn as a badge of honor,’’’ Kristol tweeted on Tuesday." 

Why is my Jewish War Media bringing that piece of excrement ba.... oh, yeah, self-explanatory.

"Congress set for fights over spending, Iran" by Jennifer Steinhauer New York Times   September 07, 2015

WASHINGTON — When Congress returns for business Tuesday, lawmakers have scheduled a mere 12 working days to find a bipartisan compromise to keep the government open, vote on the Iran nuclear deal, reconcile the future of funding for Planned Parenthood, and greet Pope Francis.

Members of Congress left for their home states in August with two major fights at full boil.

The Iran accord, which congressional Republicans and a number of Democrats oppose, is set for debate in both chambers this week.

Senate Democrats, who have 36 votes backing the accord, will try to add five more, which would allow them to block a vote on a resolution to disapprove the deal. Democrats have enough votes to sustain a veto of the resolution by President Obama, meaning that either way the Iran accord will go into effect. 

It just looks better to the world if they filibuster it down; that way, the level of control of Congre$$ by Zionist interests isn't as obvious.

The other fight is fiscal. Congress must pass a short-term measure, known as a continuing resolution, to keep the lights on in government buildings for the rest of the year. Current spending laws expire Oct. 1.


The historic address to Congress by the pope on Sept. 24 will provide at least a brief respite from the partisanship in the Capitol. Francis will also stop in New York and Philadelphia during the visit, his first to the United States.

Will it? I mean with this planned Parenthood fight and all?

But before then, some conservative Republicans are threatening to refuse to vote for any spending bill that provides federal health care money to Planned Parenthood.

A series of undercover videos surfaced this summer claiming that affiliates of Planned Parenthood illegally profit from selling tissue from aborted fetuses to researchers. The group has denied the charges.

The Republicans, who would like to see money diverted from Planned Parenthood to other health clinics, are using a tactic they employed in 2013, when they refused to vote for a bill that did not include the delay of the Affordable Care Act and a repeal of a tax to pay for it — resulting in a 16-day government shutdown.

This year, Republicans tried to stop executive actions by Obama on immigration by threatening the funding of the Department of Homeland Security. Both imbroglios ended in failure for Republicans because Democrats and Obama refused to go along.

The fight has been largely led this time by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican candidate for president, who is expected to head back from the campaign trail this month to legislate from time to time.

During the summer recess, Cruz wrote a letter to McConnell and circulated it to his colleagues. It said in part, “The American people should no longer be forced to fund the abortion industry; therefore we will oppose any government funding legislation that would authorize or provide federal funds for Planned Parenthood.”

I don't want to fund the war machine -- different kind of abortions, when you think about it -- and yet where do the taxes go in on form or another?

Conservative Republicans have no clear exit strategy should their plan to defund Planned Parenthood pass the House but fail to get the support it needs in the Senate or from the White House, which many of them admitted was a problem last time.

And the stuff above means they are going to peel it off into a separate bill that will go nowhere.

By the end of the year, Congress also has to find a way to fund the nation’s highway system, deal with some tax measures, and return to the broader spending question.

For now however, many just want the government to keep going, with as little drama as possible.

Yeah, the stock markets are doing enough of that.

For their part, Democrats are spoiling for a fight....


One guy who won't be coming back:

"Louis Stokes, at 90; pioneering black congressman" by Mark Gillispie Associated Press  August 20, 2015

CLEVELAND — Former US representative Louis Stokes, a 15-term Ohio congressman who took on tough roles investigating assassinations and scandals, died Tuesday at home, his family said. He was 90.

Mr. Stokes headed the House’s Select Committee on Assassinations that revisited the slayings of President Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the late 1970s, and concluded there ‘‘probably’’ was a conspiracy in both cases.

Later, on the Iran-Contra investigative committee, he drew attention for his unflinching interrogation of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, a National Security Council staff member in the Reagan administration.

He was just as unflinching with his probe of fellow Democrats when he led the investigation of a corruption scandal known as ABSCAM, which led to convictions of one senator and six House members, all but one members of his party.

Mr. Stokes was one of the Cold War-era chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, led the Congressional Black Caucus, and was the first black on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Mr. Stokes’ public demeanor was patient and analytical, but colleagues also knew him as tough, principled, and skillful.

Mr. Stokes served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 in a segregated unit where, he said later, he experienced racism for the first time in his life, and was a criminal lawyer for two decades before running for Congress....


A guy who testified to his committee:

"Barbara Colby, 94; ex-wife of controversial CIA spymaster" by Emily Langer Washington Post  July 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — Barbara Colby once recalled turning on the washing machine to muffle her husband’s conversations. She accompanied him on a road trip in Scandinavia, purportedly to visit castles but in fact so that he could supply anticommunist operatives with radio devices hidden in the car’s trunk. In Saigon, she protected her young children during a coup mounted against their neighbor, President Ngo Dinh Diem.

For nearly four decades, Mrs. Colby lived the life of a CIA wife, performing what another agency spouse once described as “the traditional partnership role of ‘two employees for the price of one.’ ”

So Joe Wilson also worked for the CIA, 'eh?

From 1945 until their divorce in 1984, she was the wife of William Colby — the spy and later spymaster who, as CIA director from 1973 to 1976, revealed the assassination attempts and other clandestine activities known as the espionage agency’s “family jewels.”

Mrs. Colby, 94, died July 16 in Washington. The apparent cause was a heart attack, her son Paul said. William Colby died in 1996 in an apparent accidental drowning in the Wicomico River in Maryland.

And if you believe that one....

The couple met on a blind date and were married shortly after William Colby returned from service in Europe during World War II with the Office of Strategic Services. He soon joined its successor, the Central Intelligence Agency, which would take him — and his family — on covert and often risky missions on several continents.

Nice to know after the fact, but believe all the cover story crapola you find in today's CIA newsletter, I mean, morning paper.


During a posting in Stockholm in the early 1950s, her husband’s cover was as a Foreign Service officer.

Such a diplomatic CIA!

She “jumped into the job of the junior diplomat’s wife with her typical enthusiasm and charm,” William Colby wrote in his 1978 memoir “Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA,” crediting her also with maintaining a normal family life. “Together in this way,” he wrote, “we did much to shore up my weak cover and convince most people that I was in fact what I said I was — a diplomat.”


In 1959, they moved to South Vietnam. After that posting, the family returned to the United States and William Colby went back alone to South Vietnam. There, he oversaw Operation Phoenix, a program designed to root out Communist Viet Cong agents in South Vietnam and that ultimately killed more than 20,000 Vietnamese....

It was a notorious assassination program, and WaPo -- the CIA's newspaper -- cleaned it up.

Mrs. Colby supported her husband when, after his testimony about the “family jewels,” he was removed from office by President Gerald Ford. During and after her husband’s tenure as director, she was regarded inside the agency as a charismatic advocate for CIA families. She drew attention to the particular problems, including high divorce rates, that are shouldered by couples who must contend with the rigors of clandestine life.

Yeah, the poor CIA agents. Gimme a f***ing break!

In the 1980s, Mrs. Colby helped lead a successful effort to win legislation guaranteeing shares of lifetime benefits, survivor benefits, and health insurance for former spouses — mainly wives — of CIA employees. She and other CIA wives modeled their campaign on earlier, more public efforts by former spouses of State Department employees. The CIA women worked behind the scenes, as not to “out” the spouses still employed there.

Unlike what W's administration did to Valerie Plame.

Before the legislation was enacted, many spouses endured long overseas assignments that left them unable to build careers in the United States, then divorced and became destitute because they were not entitled to portions of CIA benefits.

Kind of came with the "job," didn't it?

She found herself a beneficiary of that legislation when she and her husband, who had supported the campaign on behalf of the ex-spouses, were divorced. Shortly thereafter, William Colby married Sally Shelton, a former US ambassador.

How many of their agents were on Ashley Madison?

“I guess I would say he was a complicated person whom maybe I didn’t know as well as I would hope to think I did,” she said in her son’s documentary.

She was born Barbara Ann Heinzen in Springfield, Ohio. Her father, Karl, was president of the Bayer drug manufacturer in the mid-1930s. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Barnard College in New York in 1942 and was an advertising copywriter before marrying. In 1992, she received a master’s degree in humanities from Georgetown University.

She served for many years on the CIA’s Family Advisory Board, which represents the interests of agency family members, and in 2002 received the prestigious Director’s Award from then-CIA Director George Tenet, recognizing her “untiring efforts on the part of former agency spouses” and her “constant concern for the welfare of agency families.”


Btw, Bill Colby knew a lot about water sports.

I will be returning later.