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Posted on 02/02/2009 4:03:27 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
Holder confirmed as attorney general, 75-21
Only the number of RINOs who would side with the Domestic Enemies of the Constitution. I didn't think it would be almost half of the nominally "R" Sinators.
LOL! Thank you, Admin Mod! :)
I guess this means we can forget about any filibuster of the New and Improved Assault Weapons Ban, which The One has promised us, or of Congressman "Panther" Rush's handgun and semiauto firearm (w/removable magazine) registration and licensing (and gun show destroying) bill, should that make it's way over to the Senate.
I’m really beginning to like DeMint.
My two Oklahoma Senators voted “NO” which was expected. Looks like we have 21 to build on that understand right and wrong and are conservative.
Thank you for this information. I didn’t know that. I wonder why he didn’t? With his close ties to the Cuban community, it would seem to me this would have been a “hot topic” vote for him. They said on the news last night that he is considering withdrawing from the Senate before his term is over.
Why do those two even belong the the Republican party?
"Take my wife.. please!" Henny Youngman
There will be 'no place for political favoritism.' Eric Holder.
I’m puzzled, too, particularly about his rumored early retirement from the Senate. He’s been sort of out of sight lately - I live in North Florida, so we didn’t actually ever see him, but he was in the news here. Very odd.
I notice Georgia’s two RINO jackasses are not on the Nay list.
Wake Up America!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Americans need to consider whether Holder can administer US justice......... independent of a president.
BACKSTORY First Lady Hillary was running for the Senate. She and Bill apparently conducted surveillance on the NY electorate and "profiled" the hyphenated groups she needed to win. They went down the list and enlisted then-Deputy Atty Gen Eric Holder to facilitate pardons to individuals connected with hyphenated groups.......to buy their votes.
Obama's Black supporters should be reminded that needy Black youngsters were denied Pell grants b/c the Clinton pardonees looted and bilked the Pell fund for themselves........and were pardoned by the Clintons. NOTE: Hillary layer got 1200 votes from the Pell grant looters. Some of the *"disadvantaged voters" were later found to have voted twice for Hillary using addresses of their other residences.
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THE CLINTONS PARDONED
Excerpts from the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT August Term 1999 (Argued: May 15, 2000 Decided: August 25, 2000 ) Docket Nos. 99-1671(L), 99-1672, 99-1673, 99-1674 -UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Appellee, -v.- CHAIM BERGER and AVRUM DAVID FRIESEL, a/k/a "David Friesel," a/k/a "Avraham Friesel," a/k/a "A. David Friesel," a/k/a "Aron Friesel," Defendants, KALMEN STERN, DAVID GOLDSTEIN, Esq., JACOB ELBAUM, a/k/a "Yitzchok Elbaum," and BENJAMIN BERGER, Defendants-Appellants.
The original indictment charged the appellants and two other defendants (now fugitives), Chaim Berger and Avrum David Friesel, with conspiracy and substantive counts based upon their participation in a massive conspiracy to defraud the Department of Education ("DOE"), the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"), the SmallBusiness Administration ("SBA"), the Social Security Administration ("SSA"), and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"). Count 1 of the redacted indictment charged all four appellants with conspiracy to defraud several federal agencies.
The remaining counts charged the appellants, in various combinations, with substantive crimes relating to this conspiracy, including embezzlement, mail fraud, wire fraud, false statements, money laundering, filing a false tax return, and failing to file a tax return.
The evidence at trial revealed that the appellants -- most of whom resided in New Square, a Hasidic Jewish community in Rockland County, New York -- participated in a massive conspiracy to obtain by fraud millions of dollars in studentfinancial aid, rental subsidies, social security benefits, and small business loans. All four appellants participated in a fraud upon the DOE, which formed the centerpiece of the government's case, but the government also proved that the conspirators or subsets of them victimized other agencies as well.
They also concealed their income to increase the amounts they could obtain under federal subsidy programs and reduce their tax liability.
The conspiracy involved a number of other participants, including major figures in the New Square Hasidic community. We now examine the scheme in greater detail.
First, the conspirators defrauded the DOE's Pell Grant Program by falsely enrolling thousands of New Square residents and others in schools offering mentor-based independent study programs.
Many students never actually studied at these institutions, even though the conspirators prepared a paper record of their academic progress. Ultimately, most of the false students were enrolled at Toldos Yakov Yosef Seminary ("TYY"), an institution that purported to employ all four appellants and received over $11 million in Pell Grants but never existed except on paper.
As part of the conspiracy, the conspirators made extensive efforts to deceive the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training ("ACCET") in order to gain accreditation for TYY so that the school could qualify for federal aid. Each of the appellants played a role in TYY.
Elbaum was named as Board Secretary and had signature authority over bank accounts into which Pell Grant funds were wire-transferred and out of which payments were made to community organizations, to conspirators, and to the DOE (to repay student loans).
Stern was named as administrator (1987-88); pretended to be Arye Reich, the supposed Registrar -- who was living in Israel at the time -- during ACCET visits; and made false statements to the accreditors in this capacity. Goldstein wasnamed as Administrator (1988-91) and helped deceive the accreditors in 1989. He resigned in 1991 and later served on the ACCET Board of Trustees. In addition, he made statements to a DOE investigator in 1996 that maintained the fiction of TYY, identifying officials and claiming to have fulfilled the duties of Administrator while at TYY.
Finally, Berger served as an alleged mentor, and paychecks for supposed TYY employee Cheindel Bernat -- Ayre Reich's daughter, who also lived in Israel -- were deposited into a bank account controlled by Berger in Bernat's name.
Second, the conspirators defrauded HUD's Section 8 housing subsidy program. Elbaum and Stern failed to report to HUD payments they received from accounts controlled by Chaim Berger, thus fraudulently increasing the amount of Section 8 subsidies for which they could qualify as tenants. Benjamin Berger fraudulently obtained Section 8 rent payments as a landlord by disguising his ownership of property in New Square -- placing it in Cheindel Bernat's name -- and then depositing checks from HUD in an account he controlled in Bernat's name.
In addition, Berger obtained greater subsidies as a Section 8 tenant in Spring Valley by failing to report the income he received as a shadow landlord.
Third, various conspirators, including Goldstein and Stern, participated in schemes to defraud the SSA and the SBA, the details of which are not relevant to this appeal.
Fourth, the conspirators attempted to disguise from the IRS the income that they had diverted to the New Square community and to themselves through the above schemes.
Elbaum and Stern received proceeds through off-the-books payments made from accounts controlled by Chaim Berger. Elbaum also failed to file a tax return for one year. Finally, Berger received and concealed income through his control of an account in Cheindel Bernat's name.
* NOTE: The Clinton pardonees looted Pell grants and bilked numerous US government agencies. Orthodox religious were designated a "disadvantaged minority" under Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society." Means that Orthodox religious became beneficiaries of millions upon millions of tax dollars----federal community development funds. Federal and city assistance received over the years include CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) monies, Section 8 housing assistance, school meal funds, Headstart, HUD grants, and low interest loans. In 1984, federal aid was expanded when the federal government included Orthodox religious in a priority group of six disadvantaged minorities recognized by all federal agencies. SOURCE Read more about this subject on the PBS web site which aired a three-part series on the activities of Orthodox religious in America.
OTHER HYPHENATE PARDONS-FOR-VOTES Holder facilitated the pardons of 16 Puerto Rican FALN terrorists so candidate Hillary could get the large NYC Latino vote. Tax cheat Mark Rich who renounced his American citizenship to evade justice got a midnight pardon, thanks to Holder. Rich donated Big Bucks to the Clintons.
Maybe now someone worth a crap will see the need to run against these tools next cycle.
Possible, but don't bet on it. The country club Republicans here don't want any true conservatives.
Roger that. Additionally, what "regular person with a conservative viewpoint" in his right mind would wish to get involved in running for political office these days? We're stuck with sociopaths and whores who actually enjoy having their characters assasinated, their backgrounds assailed, and their words twisted. Well-adjusted, middle-class folks need not apply.
Everything you said is true unfortunately.
Really...didn’t realize the Dems had 75 seats. Unless you are referring to the spineless Republicans that sold out and voted him in as part of the Dem party.
That was a joke. Too many GOP Senators vote with the Dems and thus should be considered Democrat.
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