January 2008


In from WASHINGTON, the CIA believes extremists associated with a Pakistani tribal leader are responsible for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

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Supporters of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto light candles in tribute to their former leader.

The official, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said the agency concluded that Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who has ties to al Qaeda, was behind the attack.

The Pakistani government was quick to blame Mehsud’s organization for Bhutto’s death in December, producing an intercepted audio communication in which Mehsud confirmed his men were responsible for the attack.

The U.S. intelligence community was first cautious about drawing the same conclusion as the Pakistanis.

But after reviewing various other intelligence, the CIA agreed Mehsud played a role in Bhutto’s killing, the U.S. official said.

The CIA viewpoint was first made known in a Washington Post interview with CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden published Friday.

“This was done by that network around Baitullah Mehsud. We have no reason to question that,” Hayden told the newspaper.

Mehsud operates out of the tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan. Pakistani officials have blamed Mehsud’s forces for a number of attacks directed against the government, including one this week in which Islamic militants overran a military outpost in South Waziristan.

U.S. officials and terrorism experts are increasingly worried about the stability of Pakistan.

The Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda have drawn closer ideologically over the past couple of years and see themselves at war with the Pakistani state, CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen said at a conference at a Washington think tank Wednesday.

He pointed to the growing number of attacks against Pakistani government officials and the ISI, the country’s intelligence service.

Also at the New America Foundation conference, the organization’s president, Steve Coll, indicated al Qaeda and the local insurgency are gathering strength as the government of President Pervez Musharraf is weakening.

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Hayden praised Musharraf’s cooperation in the war on terror, but also said the militants in Pakistan are a “serious base of danger to the current well-being of Pakistan.”

A U.S. intelligence official said the stepped-up campaign by the extremists creates a “challenging environment” for the Pakistanis, but indicated the Musharraf government is “increasingly cognizant” of the problem it faces.

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I don’t know about the rest of you, Baby Boomers…but, I wouldn’t trust what the CIA says any further than I can throw President Bush!

I still haven’t decided who I think killed/assinated JFK! Think I will do a post on that!

World peace,

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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In from NEW YORK
Victoria’s Secret executives and designers voted, and they think Ryan Seacrest has the sexiest smile.

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Ryan Seacrest was chosen for his “subtle and innocent” smile.

The “American Idol” host is on the lingerie company’s 2008 What Is Sexy? list, along with Eva Mendes and Josh Holloway.

“What’s sexy about (Seacrest) is he doesn’t act like he is,” Victoria’s Secret spokeswoman Monica Mitro told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “We felt that his smile was quite sexy, in a very subtle and innocent and humble way.”

The team of executives and designers who compiled the list looked for attributes such as “passion and humor and style and charisma,” Mitro said.

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Mendes is the sexiest actress; Holloway, who plays Sawyer on ABC’s “Lost,” is the sexiest beach body; Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, who has three sons with husband David Beckham, is the sexiest mom; and Katherine Heigl and her husband, musician Josh Kelley, are the sexiest newlyweds.

Other sexy celebs: Eric Bana (actor), Chris Brown (male musician), Dane Cook (funnyman), Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (male athlete), Rihanna (female musician), Justin Chambers (dad), “Gossip Girl” Blake Lively (newcomer), and Fergie and Josh Duhamel (couple).

Scarlett Johansson was honored for her sexy style, Jessica Biel for her lips, Kate Bosworth for her eyes and Ali Larter for her legs.

ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money,” which co~stars Peter Krause and William Baldwin, has the sexiest cast, according to the list.

Victoria’s Secret supermodel-spokeswomen, including Selita Ebanks, Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova, were to host a party in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, the eve of the Super Bowl, to honor the list makers.

Lima hosts a one hour special “Victoria’s Secret: What Is Sexy? 2008,” which is scheduled to air February 9 on E! Entertainment Television. It was produced by E! and Ryan Seacrest Productions. Seacrest is host of the channel’s “E! News” entertainment news program.

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Mitro said Victoria’s Secret put the list together before E! committed to producing the special.

“Ryan came to our fashion show in November and he had the best smile on our red carpet,” Mitro said. “He was an easy choice for us.”
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I could NOT care less what VICTORIA SECRET thinks is sexy…they do not make sexy clothes over size 16 and that would be ME! THEREFORE, they must not think me SEXY!

I called them once to ask why they didn’t make SEXY clothes for people over size 14 and they said ” oh please go visit our sister store Layne Bryant.” SO, I guess I will not be wearing any SIZE discriminate Victoria Secret. If I wanted Lane Bryant on my lingerie…there would be a fatal flaw in my personality.

I wouldn’t be watching who Victoria Secret thinks is sexy…and I hope that young girls won’t be either so that they don’t have misconceptions on what IS SEXY. There are enough young girls starving their selves to death.

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~The Baby Boomer Queen~

From LOS ANGELES, California, an autopsy was scheduled Tuesday on the body of Christian Brando at the request of his family, the coroner’s office said.

Christian Brando was the eldest son of Hollywood legend Marlon Brando.

Brando, the troubled son of the late Marlon Brando, died Saturday at a Los Angeles hospital.

An attorney representing Marlon Brando’s estate said the 49 year old died from pneumonia.

His family requested the autopsy “based on his past drug history,” Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said Monday.

Corral said the autopsy would include a toxicology analysis.

Christian Brando’s ex~wife Deborah sued the executors of Marlon Brando’s estate Monday, claiming she is a victim of professional negligence, fraud and deceit.

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She claims that as part of a February 2007 settlement with Christian Brando in a domestic violence case, she would become assignee of her ex~husband’s rights and claims in the estate.

Deborah Brando accused producer Mike Medavoy and fellow executors Larry J. Dressler and Avra Douglas of executing a forged codicil to Brando’s will days before the actor’s death July 1, 2004.

“The will was forged … designed to separate and alienate [Deborah Brando] from others in Marlon Brando’s close and extended family, friends, and business acquaintances, and to keep them from challenging the will or trust,” the lawsuit said.

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Well now, it appears that the voltures are out, circling…

I wonder if she gave that much attention to Christian when he was alive…???

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Points to Ponder

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-The Bill of Rights (Void where prohibited by law)

– If women can have PMS, then men can have ESPN.

– A fool and his money can throw one heck of a party.

– If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

– When blondes have more fun, do they know it?

– Remember, half the people in the world are below average.

– What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

– Losing a wife/husband can be hard. In my case it was darn near impossible.

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In from DAYTON, Ohio , jury selection began Monday in the trial of a woman accused of killing her 1 month old daughter by burning the child in a microwave oven.

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China Arnold could face the death penalty if a jury finds she deliberately killed her baby in a microwave oven.

If convicted of aggravated murder, China Arnold, 27, could face the death penalty.

Investigators believe Arnold killed 1 month old Paris Talley by putting her in a microwave at her home. Arnold’s attorneys argue she had nothing to do with the baby’s death in 2005.

Coroner’s officials have said the baby suffered high heat internal injuries and had no external burns. They have ruled out scalding water, open flame or other possible causes of death that could have damaged the skin.

Defense attorney Jon Paul Rion has said Arnold had nothing to do with her daughter’s death and was stunned when investigators told her that a microwave might have been involved. Arnold took the baby to the hospital after finding her unconscious and does not know how she died, Rion said.

During a pretrial hearing in July, police Detective Michael Galbraith said Arnold told him she arrived home in the early morning hours after drinking, fell asleep and was awakened at 2:30 a.m. by the baby’s crying.

She said she warmed a bottle in the microwave oven, tried to give it to the baby, changed the child’s diaper and then fell asleep on the couch with the baby on her chest.

Arnold said she and her children were the only ones in the apartment until her boyfriend arrived several hours later and noticed something was wrong with the baby.

Galbraith said Arnold told him: “If I hadn’t gotten so drunk, I guess my baby wouldn’t have died.”

When cross examined by Rion, Galbraith acknowledged that Arnold told him she did not know how the baby suffered the burns and that she had nothing to do with it that she could recall.

Earlier this month, defense witness Robert Belloto, a staff pharmacist at Good Samaritan Hospital, testified he does not believe it would have been possible for Arnold to place the baby in the microwave because the woman was so intoxicated.

Belloto said Arnold told him she had consumed about 40 percent of a pint of high proof rum in 90 minutes. But he acknowledged that he had no other corroboration for her claim.
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I sit here with my head in my hands…wondering if I could live with myself, if I had allowed, been part of or commited such a horrible act against a child.

I THINK I would become insane and lost. If I wasn’t already!

Any opinions Baby Boomers???

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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LOS ANGELES, California, Christian Brando, the troubled eldest son of the late famed actor Marlon Brando, has died from pneumonia at a Los Angeles hospital, an attorney said Saturday. He was 49.

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Christian Brando was the eldest son of Hollywood legend Marlon Brando.

Brando died Saturday morning at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, said David Seeley, an attorney representing Marlon Brando’s estate.

Seeley said Brando was taken to the hospital on January 11. There are no funeral plans yet scheduled, he added.

“This is a sad and difficult time for the family,” Seeley said.

Born May 11, 1958, the younger Brando had small roles in a handful of movies, including 1968’s “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!” but he was better known for his brushes with the law.

He spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in 1990 for killing his sister’s boyfriend, Dag Drollet, at the Brando family’s estate.

Brando said he accidentally shot Drollet as they struggled for a gun during an argument over whether Drollet, 26, had beaten Brando’s pregnant half~sister, Cheyenne.

Cheyenne, who later gave birth to Drollet’s son, committed suicide in 1995 after losing custody. She was 25.

Brando’s ex~wife, Deborah Brando, sued him for domestic violence in 2005. She claimed that shortly after their 2004 marriage, Brando repeatedly beat her and threatened to kill her in the presence of her teenage daughter.

Brando countersued, alleging that his ex~wife broke into his home and beat him because he wanted to annul their marriage only 10 weeks after exchanging vows.

The lawsuits were settled last year on undisclosed terms.

Brando was charged January 10, 2005, with two counts of spousal abuse and he pleaded guilty. He was placed on three years’ probation and ordered to drug and alcohol rehabilitation as well as a spousal-abuse prevention program.

Brando also was the one~time lover of Bonnie Lee Bakley, who was shot to death in 2001. At one time, Bakley claimed Brando had fathered her child but tests showed it belonged to actor Robert Blake, whom she later married.

Blake was tried for her murder and acquitted but later ordered to pay $30 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. During that civil case, Blake’s lawyer suggested Brando was the killer.

Brando, who had denied any involvement, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self~incrimination on the stand during the trial.

Seeley said Brando was not married at the time of his death and did not leave any children.

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R.I.P. Christan, your life was never what I would call dull.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Makes You Think…

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– Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.

– One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor…..

– Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

– If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

– If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown, too?

– I went to a bookstore and asked the sales woman,”Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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– What if there were no hypothetical questions?

– If a deaf person swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?

– If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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