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Democratic scandals begin to erupt in W.Va., Ill. (Manchin, Jagmo Jr.)
The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/21/10 | David Freddoso

Posted on 09/21/2010 11:52:10 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

Just what Democrats need in West Virginia: More on the federal investigation of their Senate candidate, Gov. Joe Manchin.

We now know a major target of the federal probe into Gov. Joe Manchin’s administration and the Department of Highways is a multi-million dollar road that runs through Fairmont.

Subpoenas have been issued to the Department of Highways and the Office of Administration…The Attorney General’s office is refusing to release any information about the investigation, despite media law experts who say the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires the Attorney General to release the information…

Larry Puccio, Manchin’s former chief of staff and current chair of the Democratic Party in West Virginia, also runs a real estate business in Fairmont. Sources believe Puccio could be part of the probe.

And just what they need in Illinois: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., newly accused of trying to buy Obama’s Senate seat.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate, sources said the fund-raiser has told federal authorities.

The allegation by Oak Brook businessman Raghuveer Nayak counters public statements made as recently as last week by Jackson that he never authorized any deal to attempt to buy the Senate seat.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: c; corruption; westvirginia

1 posted on 09/21/2010 11:52:16 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

still waitin’ for Blago to publish his memoirs...


2 posted on 09/21/2010 11:53:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: TonyInOhio

After election day, will you change your handle to “TonyInRedOhio?”


3 posted on 09/21/2010 11:54:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (The meek shall inherit the earth, but no way Kendrick Meek beats Marco Rubio)
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To: TonyInOhio

Will never make it to the lamestream media.

We have to have coverage of the O Donnell accusations, dontcha know...


4 posted on 09/21/2010 11:57:58 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: ken5050
After election day, will you change your handle to “TonyInRedOhio?”

Good one! I've been using that nom de guerre since joining up, back in the Twentieth Century, so I guess I'll keep it. :)

5 posted on 09/21/2010 12:03:06 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Democrats: Culture of Corruption


6 posted on 09/21/2010 12:03:58 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Freddd

Yeah COD dabbled in Wiccan stuff with a high school boy for two days in high school. She needs to emphasize that she is now 41 years old. Meanwhile, the rat corruption juggernaut continues unabated but what do the slimestream media talk about? COD’s high school dalliance with Wiccans over 20 years ago.

Sickening.


7 posted on 09/21/2010 12:13:57 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats
We got a satanic worshiper and a wookie in the white house and no one seems to mind.
8 posted on 09/21/2010 12:20:51 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TonyInOhio

There was an earlier thread this morning on the same subject. A “social acquaintance” of Jackson’s was mentioned. Giavanna Huidobro. Jackson flew her around. Here’s what I posted on that thread;

“Now this is INTERESTING!
I did a net search lookin’ for pics of Giavanna Huidobro. One site was labeled “Fotos of Giovanna Huidobro.” It took me to a “PORN STAR” site! Her pic at this article’s link shows a good-looking blond. A perfect gal for Tiger Woods! Jcube, Jesse Jr, might be gettin’ a lot of heat at home real soon!”

Her pic is at the link in this thread;
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2593476/posts


9 posted on 09/21/2010 12:23:16 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

.....and not to mention Hillary and her seances with Eleanor Roosevelt, lol!

I don’t know what a wookie is, but Manchelle is an alky.

(What’s a wookie?)


10 posted on 09/21/2010 12:25:29 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

There’s a coalburner for every bro who wants one. Porn makes her more of a trophy, more of a “Look what I gots!”


11 posted on 09/21/2010 12:28:06 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats

not a big star wars fan eh?

ROFL


12 posted on 09/21/2010 12:33:13 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“not a big star wars fan eh?

ROFL”

Not a big fan of Hollywood trivia or living in a movie made 35 years ago, pardon me all to hell, ROFL.

You couldn’t even have the class or courtesy to just answer my damn question, could you? You just had to ridicule someone, didn’t you? What an asshole.

I could maybe understand ridiculing another Freeper for not knowing something IMPORTANT, like what the U.S. Constitution says about this or that, but ridiculing another FReeper (or anybody, for that matter) for not knowing the name of a creature from a pop culture movie made 35 years ago is tacky, rude and childish.


13 posted on 09/21/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats; TexasFreeper2009

I didn’t see it as ridicule, fwiw.


14 posted on 09/21/2010 1:19:19 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: TonyInOhio

It’s ok.They’ll just dig up Byrd and run him again.Ala Toricelli(replace a sure loser after the deadline),Carnahan run the dead guy and appoint his wife(surprised Massachusetts didn’t to this with the Swimmer) the Democrat Crime Syndicate rolls along.


15 posted on 09/21/2010 1:21:02 PM PDT by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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To: chilltherats

“I could maybe understand ridiculing another Freeper for not knowing something IMPORTANT...”

I don’t think it was an attack on your post at all :-)! I just think they were amused by someone not knowing what a wookie is, that’s all. I doubt they were laughing at you. I personally refer to the First Lady as a “Grue”, but I also prefer other forms of fiction ;-).

I did like your response though. I loved Star Wars, but I know of some people that live, breathe, and eat that universe up and I feel for them :-)! You would have given them a heart attack :-)!


16 posted on 09/21/2010 1:26:28 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Carling

wiw is zip. If there’d been an actual answer first, and then the comment, it wouldn’t have been ridicule/sarcastic/childish cut.


17 posted on 09/21/2010 1:30:09 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats

I just thought you overreacted and was trying to defuse the situation by offering an objective reaction to a rather harmless post that set you off.

Sorry to butt in to your issues. Carry on, FRiend, and best of luck!


18 posted on 09/21/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: Carling

goodness gracious!!! if THAT was ridicule, I’m afraid to ever post anything !!!!!

that didn’t even come close.... and he was kind enough to answer your question instead of just ignoring it..... you must have been having a really bad day....


19 posted on 09/21/2010 1:45:40 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: edh

I’m almost afraid to ask after the other poster got their head bitten off, but what is a grue? :)


20 posted on 09/21/2010 1:47:20 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: Carling

Thank you!


21 posted on 09/21/2010 1:52:58 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats
well I figured since nearly every picture posted on FR of Michelle Obama labels her a “wookie” I figured you would of been familiar with the term.

Plus, there have been 6 star wars movies, the latest “revenge of the sith: was released in 2005, and that's not even counting offshoots like “clone wars” that are running on TV currently.

Seriously, I can't imagine anyone born after 1960 that wouldn't know what a wookie was.

22 posted on 09/21/2010 1:59:13 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: bareford101

S/he didn’t answer my question. S/he thought it was funny that I didn’t know what or who a wookie is. I still don’t know, except that it’s from Star Wars. The difference between when I asked the question and now is that I no longer have even a mild curiosity as to who or what it is - a group or type of creature or a specific character.

What I got in response was the observation that I wasn’t a fan of Star Wars (that being the only clue as to what the answer to my question might be) and a “ROFL”. I don’t see any humor in somebody not knowing Star Wars trivia. Just because that poster thinks it’s important doesn’t give him/her the right to laugh at those who don’t know or care about it. If the reply has been something along the lines of, “Wookie is ________________ from Star Wars, that’s why Michelle reminds me of Wookie (or a wookie). I guess you’re not a fan of Star Wars, oh well, lol!”, I’d have had no problem. But to not answer a simple question on a topic you (the poster) raised, and make an observation about the person asking as though they’re ignorant of something important, and then laugh at them for it is rude and childish.

If you can’t figure that out, then you must be from the same galaxy s/he’s living in......far, far away. I mean, I could laugh at you and ridicule you for not understanding how normal discourse goes, but I’m not going to do that.

But.....lol......you’re obviously nor afraid to ever post anything as you suggest or you wouldn’t have even jumped in on this subject if you were.


23 posted on 09/21/2010 2:12:41 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: bareford101

I think you need to read this thread again. I wasn’t the one having a bad day; I was replying to someone who was clearly having a bad day.


24 posted on 09/21/2010 2:24:09 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I was born before 1960. I saw Star Wars. I liked it a lot, but that was long ago in another galactic time in my life.

The fact that I asked you what a wookie is should have been a big red flag that I didn’t know what a wookie is, so it matters not when I was born nor how many Star Wars movies have been made. The way it works is like this: Most people don’t ask a question they already know the answer to.


25 posted on 09/21/2010 2:27:50 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Carling

I’m not having a bad day. I just don’t suffer fools......any day.


26 posted on 09/21/2010 2:29:06 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats
Sorry, it's just a generational thing I guess.

To understand my shock, imagine if you had made a comment comparing someone to John Wayne, and someone had responded.. Who's John Wayne?

27 posted on 09/21/2010 2:33:43 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: bareford101

Grrrr ... SNAP GROWL BARK OBAMA! :-P

A grue was an evil monster in a very old computer game series called “Zork”. This was back before adventure games had graphics. They were all text based (i.e. you’d read the story ... again, absolutely no graphics ... not even ASCII based graphics). The user would enter basic commands like “go north”, “get sword”, etc. to move through the world :-)!

They were great stories with some cool puzzles. I loved those games growing up. I am a computer engineer by trade ... learning how those games worked taught me a lot about computer programming (arrays, garbage collection, etc).


28 posted on 09/21/2010 2:44:50 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I would have posted a photo of him and briefly explained that he was the master actor of the film genre of westerns, that his career spanned 6 decades, he was conservative and that he took on a cultural personae of being the hero riding in to make everything right.

Once again, if someone asks a question, it’s logical to assume they don’t know the answer. It has nothing to do with what generation they’re from.

If someone asked me who John Wayne is, I would simply answer the question and privately (meaning only in my own mind) speculate that the person asking is a younger person. I certainly wouldn’t just blow them off by laughing at them, observing that they’re not a fan of westerns, and not answer their question.

So maybe you’re right. Maybe it is a “generational thing”, just not in the way you thought.


29 posted on 09/21/2010 2:46:16 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Freddd
Will never make it to the lamestream media.

But if it circulates in the local media, that may be enough - at least in West Virginia.

30 posted on 09/21/2010 2:46:41 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Carling

I thought I was writing to him/her..... I apologize...


31 posted on 09/21/2010 2:51:50 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: TonyInOhio

***The $150 million road has been under construction for several years and connects I-79 to Fairmont, which is Manchin’s hometown.

Larry Puccio, Manchin’s former chief of staff and current chair of the Democratic Party in West Virginia, also runs a real estate business in Fairmont. Sources believe Puccio could be part of the probe.***

Poor Old Robert Byrd he would be shocked - this is one for the road!!!


32 posted on 09/21/2010 2:55:15 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: bareford101

Are you ridiculing me??!! :)


33 posted on 09/21/2010 3:18:19 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: TonyInOhio

Dang - Join the club!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2590365/posts?page=1#1


34 posted on 09/21/2010 4:08:40 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: TonyInOhio

Looks like Fairmont is full of political pollution as well as industrial pollution. Time to clean up and out the political pollution. More harmful to our country than environmental pollution which can be handled by burning, removal, or burial.

Hey that sounds like a good solution for politicians who pollute. Now why didn’t I think of that?


35 posted on 09/21/2010 5:54:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Soon-to-be-ex-Gov. Joe Manchin ping. Thanks TonyInOhio.


36 posted on 09/21/2010 5:55:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: sodpoodle
if you are at all familiar with that area, you know that place is really, really in need of a way to move traffic. Over the past 20 years a couple of big federal agencies have relocated to the Fairmont/Clarksburg area. It has built up like you would not believe. Right now, another federal installation is going up, plus a huge medical complex. They really need the road, guys. The existing roads are very old, thru existing business districts and have been impossible to widen or improve. I don't live in WV, don't vote for Democrats, and don't know Manchin; but do know the I79 interchange for Fairmont is needed.
37 posted on 09/21/2010 7:31:50 PM PDT by Segovia (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: TonyInOhio

“Social acquaintance”....... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Righhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhht. Tell me another one, Congressman!


38 posted on 09/21/2010 11:33:54 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: chilltherats
(What’s a wookie?)

Han Solo's large furry co-pilot, Chewbecca, Was a wookie.

39 posted on 09/22/2010 7:54:08 PM PDT by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: HP8753

Thanks.


40 posted on 09/23/2010 1:51:14 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Carling

I see you’re another fan of incivility. This thread is replete with them. :)


41 posted on 09/23/2010 1:53:52 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: TonyInOhio

Has anybody ever investigayed Jay Rockefeller?


42 posted on 09/23/2010 1:56:52 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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