She could be any other American housewife preparing an evening meal with a glass of wine in her hand - but the strain on the face of Paula Broadwell is all too clear to see.Pictured for the first time since news of her scandalous affair with shamed former CIA boss David Petraeus became public on Friday, the 40-year-old mother-of-two has taken refuge at her brother´s house in the Petworth suburb of Washington D.C.She was seen looking pensive as she sipped a glass of red wine and spoke to a man and woman in the kitchen.
I disagree #1 - Sandra Bullock has too much class. The twins, no matter how affluent, look like tramps. Why are all their pictures the same with heads slanted in opposite directions? Also their upper "lady parts" don´t look real.
What I find so sad is the probable ruined careers of the husbands - Broadwell and Kelly. While I feel sad for Holly Petreaus - she probably never saw this coming - I´m surprised that no one ever got hold of her and helped her to modernize - especially her hair! She could have benefited from going to the gym, losing weight - the General was fit - the wife should be too.
Not looking so good now Ms. Broadwell. No husband or kids in sight. And does Liz Kelley always dress like she´s off o a cocktail party? And being millions in debt how does she afford cell phone service, fresh cut roses and all that makeup. ? And why is she still living in that house? Maybe she should sell the diamond ring. She should be in a homeless shelter. I am so sick of users. Petraeus believed his own press and actually thought these women were attacked to him and not his position and power. Aren´t there any good people left?
Photos Holly Petraeus´s desk would be appropriate. Mrs P. was provided an executive position in the newly created Consumer Financal Protection Unit in 2011 as part of Obama´s blackmail campaign of her CIA Director husband. Mrs P. job in this "consumer affairs" unit created by massive Dodd-Frank bill was to advise military families on their financial affairs & rights. Acting head of agency, Elizabeth Warren, appointed Holly, surely at suggestion of Obama. Appointment was classic Chicago machine politics: Create enormous bureaucracy to "protect" consumers and then staff it with people who will protect, knowingly or unknowingly, Obama.
Don´t most people in hiding pull all the curtains? The pictures of the two women look so similarly composed - something extremely odd is going on here. And, tip to Broadwell, no more going in DC parks if you value your life.
Using bimbos to take down political opponents is the oldest trick in the book, and yet it works time and time again. For all her West Point aura Broadwell is a bimbo--just the 2012 kind. Kelley is more the old-fashioned kind.
#7....oh come on, Bullock has class? She´s a far left wing Marxist like the rest of those Hollywood folks. Oh yes I used to love her characters in films but after reading about her being a left wing radical like the rest of the crowd, such as Streissand, Cher, Ellen Barkin, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie and others) I moved her from the "good actress" to the "marxist actress" list.
(Note: Ellen Barkin was vehemently anxious for Hurrican Isaac to hit Tampa and kill all pro-life advocates. Wonder how she feels about Sandy hitting the Liberal Marxist bastions? Why is this patheic sub-human a respected actress?)
I know there are some who say they will only see movies that star Conservative actors such as Clint Eastwood (who I do admire). That is just fooling ourselves because their supporting actors or the behind the scenes crew may be the far left wingers. Act of Valor is one exception, it had no left wingers in the film.
I don´t go to movies anymore so as not to support their politics or their over priced movies.
Back to the Generals. WHY are the alleged press not doing to Obama and Valerie Jarrett what they are doing to Petraeus and Broadwell? Is it because they really don´t possess even a smidgen of Ethics and Integrity? As I always say, Prove Me Wrong!
I doubt that either of these nerdy-looking generals has ever thought he looked attractive. They were fair game for sexy younger women to bolster their insecurity in the one area they could do nothing about - their appearance. Allen has no chin. And his eyes are buried in bags. Petraeus is just downright strange-looking - and rather short. As one writer said yesterday, Broadwell played to Petraeus´s narcissism, made him feel good about himself. Ditto Kelley and Allen?
As a strictly peripheral issue, Mrs. Broadwell, in all her appearances, exudes her narcissistic nature. Her clothes and her constant "look at me - I´m the most desirable, sexy woman who ever lived and I know you want me" look is apparent. Not that important in the overall scheme of things, but something most of us (we women) can recognize a mile away.
You´d think the two generals would have better taste if they´re going to stray. These two women don´t appear to have that much going for them - looks or brains. Integrity is always a nice quality too.
Please! Leave Mrs. Petraeous out of this. Her husband´s breech of ethics is NOT her fault. The other women in question are more than 20 years younger than she. They may not look so good when they are her age.
What will be sad is if some email emerges that was written by either general and says something to the effect that "sorry, I´m unable to send a personal note of condolence to the parents of rank and name (fill in the blanks) - too much going on in the office."
What type of documents did Broadwell (who admitted such according to the article) remove from government offices. This should be research more and why has it already been stated that there most likely would be no prosecution.
Was the only objective in this to remove Petraus from the CIA?
Already comments made about a court martial for him, but comment is that the "affair" began AFTER he became head of the CIA.
There is no way Captain zero and Axelrod did not know about this prior to the election. IMO, blackmail was being used and Petraus fessed up to stop being used for the Benghazi incident. All leads back to the Oval office and Capt. zero.
If this British tabloid is correct, then the divine Paula swiped classified government documents and took them home. Hope she is registered "Democrat", otherwise the poor thing may be looking at some jail time.
This feminist icon was admitted to West Point? This is the quality of graduate they´re turning out now? We´re a long way from Eisenhower, MacArthur, Robert E. Lee, and hell, George Custer, for that matter. Would any professional feminist moles on Lucianne care to excuse her conduct?
You can easily find out their political leanings by simply searching online. Donations are public knowledge, searchable on a website by name and home town. The bent neck thing is supposed to be cute, look at teen emo pics on Facebook. These women never grew up.
They are distractions while the country is undergoing a coup. How many generals in two weeks? 7, 8?
#27, I pretty much agree about the quality of the current West Point graduates, if she is the prototype. Having known several men who graduated from West Point, I was prepared to be impressed by Broadwell. The only thing really impressive about her is the same as the local fitness trainer: her body and the ability to run a fast mile. Today´s picture shows her wearing a sweater / tee with sleeves. In her other pictures taken at public events to promote her "scholarly" book (PhD candidate and all), I mostly find myself impressed that she doesn´t have visible bra straps, wondering what kind of bra she found to wear with that outfit. The speech she gave at the Univ of Denver was not polished. What I took from the speech was that she had been very influenced by a professor (who is most likely very liberal) and was trying hard to impress some academic types who she knew was an audience with anti-military attitudes. In order for them to take her seriously, she offered up that she had become a "conscientious objector" to the war in Iraq. Right then, her motives in all this became questionable. She may be just another Code Pink type, hiding behind a uniform.
You´d think Patreaus and the other Generals would know better than to romance girls nowadays, other than their spouses? When one attains such a high rank, there´s always somebody trying to take you down:from your own military opponents and on and on.
#27...she is not a CURRENT crop of USMA grads. She falls in a class 4 yrs after my brother graduated in 1991. Women were admitted long before, but my brother´ class didn´t have that many.
according to many of the class of ´91, and earlier comments of later classes, things went downhill after Clinton. Became softer, etc. But WJC was then president, and it was during that time she graduated.
Unleashing a barrage of expletives that would be unusual even in an off-the-record conversation, the chief spokeswoman for Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled campaign for mayor attacked a former campaign intern in an interview published on Tuesday night. Barbara Morgan, in an interview with Talking Points Memo, a political news site, was responding to a first-person account by Olivia Nuzzi, the former intern, who wrote harshly in The Daily News about her experiences with the campaign. Ms. Nuzzi claimed that Mr. Weiner repeatedly called interns by the wrong name, underpaid a staff
THERE is something missing from the endless moralizing and sophomoric jokes aimed at Anthony D. Weiner. That something is the role of women in a coarse and creepy Internet culture dedicated to the fulfillment of both male and female desires for virtual carnal knowledge. People ask how Mr. Weiner’s wife, the soulfully beautiful and professionally accomplished Huma Abedin, can stay with him. My question is why hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women apparently derive gratification from exchanging sexual talk and pictures with strangers.
The American journalism trade is breathing a collective – but premature and, in many cases, grossly hypocritical – sigh of relief today. A military judge has found Bradley Manning guilty of many crimes, but "aiding the enemy" isn´t one of them. Had the judge found Manning guilty of aiding the enemy, she would have set a terrible precedent. For the first time, an American court – albeit a military court – would have said it was a potentially capital crime simply to give information to a news organization, because in the internet era
Green paint was found Monday defacing a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and poured atop an organ in a chapel at the Washington National Cathedral, just three days after the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized in a similar manner. D.C. police have now joined the U.S. Park Police in the investigation, but authorities said they do not know if any of the incidents are related.
"I think every president in the intense media environment we have now, certainly every two-term president, gets to a point where the American people stop listening, stop leaning forward hungrily for information. I think this president got there earlier than most presidents. And I think he´s in that time now."So said the Wall Street Journal´s Peggy Noonan on ABC´s This Week Sunday.
David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, said Sunday that Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was “delusional” and should drop out of the race for New York City mayor."I think it´s time for him to go away and let New York have its mayor’s race," Axelrod said on NBC´s "Meet thePress." Axelrod said he had not commented on Weiner because he is personal friends with Weiner´s wife,
Weiner’s political career will never end, if only because of how much value he has to offer to the media, standup comedians and bored browsers looking for some news item to wake them up long enough to finish another hour of data entry at their job. Shame has become a mostly discredited concept. The return of Weiner and Spitzer to public life proves as much. But the Era of Shame ended conclusively with Clinton’s impeachment proceedings. The only outcome of those proceedings was to degrade the country while leaving the man at the center of the mess intact.
Sometimes James Risen feels like Jean Valjean, the beleaguered protagonist of “Les Miserables,” hounded for years by the authorities. “They just keep coming at me,” Mr. Risen, a Times reporter in Washington, told me by phone last week. It has been 10 years since he learned of a secret C.I.A. program to interfere with Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, and six since he got an ominous FedEx package containing a government subpoena. Since then, it has been one legal hurdle after another, trying to stay out of court. Just over a week ago, another blow came: A federal appeals court panel ruled,
In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader. According to two people told of the decision, the campaign manager, Danny Kedem, no longer wished to oversee Mr. Weiner’s bid for New York mayor after a week of bruising revelations about the candidate’s latest online conduct. The two people, who have close ties to the campaign, did not want to be identified because they were disclosing confidential conversations.
Hamilton Jordan, Jimmy Carter’s young, brash chief of staff, was famous during the administration for negotiating tough deals, carousing at night and shunning the stuffy customs of official Washington. He spent the final years of his life on a quieter pursuit: writing a memoir of nearly 300 pages that was not quite finished at the time of his death in 2008. Now his daughter, Kathleen, a 24-year-old television producer, is rushing to polish the manuscript in the hope of getting it published
President Obama suggested that states reconsider "stand your ground" laws, and contended that they invite people to use deadly force when it is not justified. The following statement proves Mr. Obama´s well-known dishonesty, as demonstrated below. I refer specifically to his implication that "stand your ground" means you can shoot somebody who makes you "feel threatened." And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these "stand your ground" laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed,
If you have never suffered from lingering low back pain, you’re lucky or, more likely, young. Up to 80 percent of us will experience low back pain at some point. And for most, there won’t be an identifiable cause. In the past 10 years, the most popular nonsurgical medical treatment for “chronic, nonspecific” low back pain has been injection therapy, or shots into the lower back of various substances — usually cortisone but also liquid ibuprofen, morphine and vitamin B12.
There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
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FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender