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The guy who couldn't be touched is, finally (huge IL pubbie corruptocrat convicted)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-2-11 | John Kass

Posted on 11/03/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT by STARWISE

Guys like Bill Cellini don't get indicted in Illinois. And the puppet masters don't sit at the defense table in federal court, tapping their fingers, waiting for the jury to pronounce judgment.

*snip*

They're Democrats, they're Republicans. They're the bosses of the Combine.

*snip*

All involved should know that their ((prosecutors)) work is appreciated, by every taxpayer in this thoroughly corrupt state who've wondered how the puppet masters of the Combine keep getting away with it. On Tuesday, they didn't get away with it.

And Bill Cellini went down.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; chicagoway; corruption; crooks; ilcombine; illinois; rezko; thugs; williamcellini
A Pubbie .. apparently THE Godfather. What a stinkin' sewer of corruption.
1 posted on 11/03/2011 9:49:48 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

While they do associate themselves with Parties, there really is no difference between them here in IL. None.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 9:51:49 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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Freepathons aren't like bathing cats.
Feel the wrath!
Just click to donate
And you don't lose any skin or children in the process!

3 posted on 11/03/2011 9:53:15 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: STARWISE
A RINO Pubbie

There, fixed it for ya.

4 posted on 11/03/2011 9:56:09 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...
How easy it now is to see how some do nothing flunkie like the WON could have been propped up, protected and propelled with all the crooks from both sides and their network cronies throwing $$, deals and support. Beyond sickening .. all of them.

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The entire article is a MUST read .. for Kass' personal insight into the decades long, corrupt history of IL pols and crony networks of BOTH parties. Realizing the depth of the cancer is breathtaking .. and party doesn't matter .. OUR guys are just as filthy corrupt, too.

Corruption drains Illinois residents

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"It means hundreds of millions of dollars lost in waste,'' said Dick Simpson, a former Chicago alderman and head of political science at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

All together, 1,000 public officials and businessmen have been convicted of public corruption in Illinois since 1970, Simpson found. That includes 19 Cook County judges, 30 Chicago aldermen, two members of Congress and two governors - plus another imprisoned for crimes unrelated to state government.

Then there's Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of trying to squeeze money out of candidates seeking an open U.S. Senate seat. His arrest seemed to ramp up anger over public corruption.

It's impossible to calculate the full cost of the corruption tax.

Simpson has come up with a $300 million estimate, but that focuses on the Chicago area and doesn't directly apply to taxpayers downstate.

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Mylord ... can you imagine the cost of this thuggery statewide? What a horrendous ransom. At least, thank God another dirty player .. the big manipulator .. is taken out of the game .. maybe. But where does it end?

IS EVERY STATE THIS ROTTEN AND CORRUPT ?

5 posted on 11/03/2011 10:02:14 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

6 posted on 11/03/2011 10:12:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Dengar01; Clintonfatigued; Impy; BillyBoy; chicagolady; PhilCollins; BlackElk; Dr. Sivana

*Combiner Ping*


7 posted on 11/03/2011 10:14:21 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: STARWISE
Sorry, but I have a hard time viewing IL as an American state. Instead, it is an American disgrace thanks largely (but not exclusively) to the political class.
8 posted on 11/03/2011 10:16:13 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: STARWISE

“IS EVERY STATE THIS ROTTEN AND CORRUPT ?”

Illinois really is special, partly because of the nature of the “Combine” that Kass always refers to - Republicans who are really just toadies for the Democrats in Chicago and Springfield.

But the real problem, in this state, other states, and nationwide, is government size. The bigger the government, the more power it has, the greater the rewards of corruption, and the easier it is to hide corrupt behavior and get away with it.

Job one for the populace should be to whittle government down at all levels to the smallest size possible. If the government can’t do much, it can’t do much wrong, and the people who populate that government have less incentive to game the system.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 10:20:58 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Stosh
Job one for the populace should be to whittle government down at all levels to the smallest size possible. If the government can’t do much, it can’t do much wrong, and the people who populate that government have less incentive to game the system.

Solid gold Wisdom.

10 posted on 11/03/2011 10:25:08 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Lurker
While they do associate themselves with Parties, there really is no difference between them here in IL. None.

Unfortunately, it's just not in Illinois where it's like that.

11 posted on 11/03/2011 10:41:24 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Major Matt Mason

For all of its problems, at least it is very friendly to home schoolers. Also, once you leave Chicagoland, the rest of the folks are alright, unlike states like Massachusetts and Connecticut, that are almost completely gone.


12 posted on 11/03/2011 11:08:40 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.--1970s PSA)
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To: Stosh
Job one for the populace should be to whittle government down at all levels to the smallest size possible. If the government can’t do much, it can’t do much wrong, and the people who populate that government have less incentive to game the system.

I don't think it can be stated much better than you do. Well done.

13 posted on 11/03/2011 11:16:40 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: STARWISE
Is this bird singing??? You could imagine that any/all of them must have lots of tunes to sing. You have to wonder who all could also fall if one of these corruptoes said what they know, if they lived that long.
14 posted on 11/03/2011 2:52:54 PM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Bellflower

Article I read said he’s going to appeal.

Who knows?

Where’s Rezko?

His sentencing was awaiting the end of this trial,
due to who knows what complication .. just crazy,
so ....

I’d so love to know: is ANYBODY talking?


15 posted on 11/03/2011 3:13:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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16 posted on 11/03/2011 3:16:54 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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17 posted on 11/03/2011 4:11:45 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
And Patrick Fitzgerald scores yet another win. Not bad for a guy that freepers kept insisting was a "hack" and had "no case" whenever he indicts someone.

Cellini is combiner slime and an uber-RINO to boot who helped elect crooked liberals in both parties. Of course, the mere fact he has an "R" next to his name no doubt means some freepers will insist he is "victim" of a "partisan prosecution" by Patrick Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald is "partisan" unless he only indicts D's dontsa know... if he indicts scum in BOTH parties that somehow makes him a "Democrat hack")

As for me, I'm just as disgusted with "conservatives" who believe Republicans are incapable of corruption as I am with brain dead Dem voters who believe their Chicago machine masters have their best interests as heart. NEVER put party ahead of patriotism.

18 posted on 11/03/2011 4:42:29 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
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To: STARWISE
Don't forget Jesse Jackson, Jr. under investigation for attempting to "buy" the IL Senate seat.

Personally I think he's totally guilty....Because he's whining too much about it.

And I think he's a slime ball....

An apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

19 posted on 11/03/2011 5:15:55 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: BillyBoy

Name any FReeper that has said Cellini is a victim of Fitz?


20 posted on 11/03/2011 5:20:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

Absolutely!


21 posted on 11/03/2011 5:21:36 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Osage Orange
My exact quote was "no doubt some freepers will insist he is "victim" of a "partisan prosecution" by Patrick Fitzgerald"

Future tense. They haven't posted on this thread yet. Ping all the Fitzgerald haters who called him a "partisan Democrat hack" on the Scooter Libby thread and inform them that Mr. Cellini has an "R" next to his name, then you'll get your answer about "which" freepers.

22 posted on 11/03/2011 5:36:57 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
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To: Osage Orange; fieldmarshaldj
And speaking of using the "victim" card, I can tell you that Newsmax.com as well as many freepers, actually argued the ultra-corrupt, ultra-liberal RINO combiner (who was to the LEFT of his Democrat opponent) George Ryan was a "victim" of Fitzgerald's "partisan" indictiment. I then explained to them that the ONLY people who love George Ryan are far-left lunatic feminists and pro-criminal Amnesty International types who want to give him the "Nobel Peace Prize" for putting a bunch of murderers back on the streets. No matter, they insisted, poor widdle George Ryan was being persecuted by Fitz solely because of an "R" next to his name.

Talk about blind party loyality. These people would claim Charles Manson was a "victim" if pulled an R ballot in the next primary.

23 posted on 11/03/2011 5:43:23 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
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To: BillyBoy
Well I wouldn't know those FReepers......

I just thought it odd you making a pre-empting assault...

24 posted on 11/03/2011 5:58:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: BillyBoy
I sort of remember that.....

But don't remember the names.....

Ryan was a slease ball. And NOT a patriot. Not a person looking out for the AMERICAN people.

So are plenty of other "R"s....

Let's name some!!

Hatch.

McCain.

Lugar.

McConnell.

Snowe.

Collins.

Murkoski.

Brownback.

Graham.

ETC...

I'm totally tired of these folks not DOING ANYTHING..to VOCALLY counter what is OBVIOUSLY happening to our country!!

And THEY need to know it!!

RANT OFF

25 posted on 11/03/2011 6:11:33 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: STARWISE; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks STARWISE.


26 posted on 11/03/2011 6:55:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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