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Book: Mafia Hit-Man & Teamster Boss Helped Joe Biden Become U.S. Senator
Redstate ^ | September 7th, 2012 at 12:30 PM | | By: LaborUnionReport (Diary)

Posted on 09/07/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT by eglman

The book I Heard You Paint Houses came out in 2003, so it’s been gathering some dust on a number of bookshelves around the country for quite some time.

The book’s title, according to Amazon, comes from the first words infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors.

The book is essentially the deathbed biography of one-time Delaware Teamster boss and mob hit-man Frank Sheeran and truly is a fascinating read.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


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1 posted on 09/07/2012 7:38:00 PM PDT by eglman
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To: eglman

One would think the crooked nose guys would have wanted someone with more control over their mouths.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 7:47:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: eglman; sickoflibs
...that would run for a week and expose the campaign misrepresentations by the Democratic challenger. Sheeran promised the operative that he “would hire some people and put them on the picket line.” He added, “People nobody would mess with.”

The picket line went up, the papers were not delivered all week, and, as Sheeran said, “The day after the election the informational picket line came down, and the newspaper went back to normal and Delaware had a new United States Senator.” His name was Joe Biden. Thereafter, said admitted extortionist, thief and murderer Sheeran, of Biden, “You could reach out for him, and he would listen.”

Did the DNC really have a 'hug a union goon' booth? Maybe they needed a 'hug a hit man' booth too...

3 posted on 09/07/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: eglman

Well, there’s a surprise, eh? I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you. Just shocked.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 7:48:40 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ottbmare

That’s no joke. There is so much loot in government that we shouldn’t be surprised that a porn-loving, murdering kleptocracy is running it.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Now it makes sense why Obama wouldn’t dump Joe for Hillary.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 8:02:44 PM PDT by eglman
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To: eglman

Democrats - Thieves, Thugs, Thralls and Thickheads

They’re not misguided ideologues, they’re just self-serving, baby-killing thieves out to loot the public treasury.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 8:05:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: eglman

BTW, this is an excellent book. Shows what probably really happened to Hoffa, as well as the JFK assassination.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 8:09:59 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: eglman

Thanks for the post, I now look forward to reading this book.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 8:28:13 PM PDT by angelsonmyside (Pray for our Country, we need it now more than ever.)
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To: eglman

Not surprised in the least


10 posted on 09/07/2012 8:28:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: bgill

I was thinking the same thing. And couldn’t they find someone with a few more functioning neurons?

Maybe this is who they really wanted. Someone so stupid that he wouldn’t ask any questions - just smile inanely and do what he was told. Same reason Zippy picked him, I suppose.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 8:40:44 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: eglman

He can’t dump Joe. He didn’t pick him. He also didn’t pick Hilary. He was told who would be his VP and SOS.

The President isn’t as powerful as you’d think. Politics doesn’t work that way.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: eglman

It is a great book. Not sure if it hasn’t been embellished by someone at some point, but it is a great book.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 9:53:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Psalm 144

Ping for later reading (Book)


14 posted on 09/07/2012 10:54:00 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: eglman

If you want to read about the Clintons being “mobbed up”, read “Let’s Be Friends: A Mob-Controlled Union Delivers the Goods for Bill”, in “The American Spectator” magazine, by Byron York, April, 1997.

This extensive article adds a lot to my knowledge about how the Mob influenced the Democrats, something that I didn’t know when I worked on a part of the Organized Crime Task Force that dealt with LIUNA (Laborers International Union of No. America), the donors to the Clintons and his Election Campaign.

However, the NEVADA MOB showed up in some of the materials (all declassified now), including the murder of Chicago Mob leader Alan Dorfman. He and his brother reportedly had ties to Harry Reid through the casinos they skimmed and which he oversaw as Gambling Commissioner. Interesting.

There should be another federal investigation of “Dirty Harry” after this election. Who knows who will crawl out of the woodwork to testify against him. Harry’s been “doing dirty” out there and so has his son. Maybe they can share a jail cell, say in Gibbs, NV.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 11:08:50 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


16 posted on 09/07/2012 11:13:21 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: eglman

I am shocked and amazed by this revelation...just shocked. NOT!!!


17 posted on 09/07/2012 11:22:37 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: eglman

I heard 30 years ago, from somebody who would definitely know, that Biden was “connected” and had the mob’s ear. I somehow managed to file that conversation in the back of my brain and mostly forget about it until now. It’s amazing it took this long for the story to come out.

Of course, it is likely that most Democrat politicians, being what they are, have received “help” from the mob either directly or indirectly (mainly through mob-controlled unions).


18 posted on 09/07/2012 11:29:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: catnipman
BTW, this is an excellent book. Shows what probably really happened to Hoffa, as well as the JFK assassination.

Agreed. Fascinating read.

19 posted on 09/08/2012 12:08:32 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: catnipman; mickie
Well, what really DID happen to Hoffa....in a sentence or two.

Leni

20 posted on 09/08/2012 5:42:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: eglman

And so we have the rest of the story. I wonder if the deaths of his wife and child fit into it.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 5:55:12 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms.)
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To: MinuteGal
Currently, James P. Hoffa and the teamsters union are a totally owned subsidiary of the Obama DOJ.

Since the teamsters signed off on then US Attorney for the 2nd Cir. Rudy G's Consent Decree the DOJ effectively runs the union under a federal trusteeship

Hoffa Lite doesn't sneeze without an OK from DOJ

James Riddle Hoffa was the father ... James P. Hoffa is there now after Government stooge Ron Carey was caught swaping cash for campaign contributions with leftist groups like Project Vote, ACORN Rich Trumpka and Andy Stern .... James P.'s brother 'Chuckie' was adopted ...... and there any number of back stories on that adoption

It is widely held that Chuckie was involved at a low level in setting up James Riddle's disappearance

in knowledgeable circles the story goes that Tony Jackolone (sp?) ... Jacko ... a Detroit criminal .... or Tony Provensano ... 'Tony Pro' ... JC 73 & LU 560 North Jersey .... facilitated the hit with their goons

The Detroit story ends with Jimmy as melted into a bumper and the Jersey story has two LU 560 business agents ... the Bragollio (sp) brothers ... bringing the body from Detroit to their south Jersey chicken farm where he was fed through a chipper and mixed with chicken feed

UNITED STATES of America,

v.

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, AFL-CIO, the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, Anthony Salerno, also known as Fat Tony, Matthew Iannielo, also known as Matty the Horse, Anthony Provenzano, also known as Tony Pro, Nunzio Provenzano, also known as Nunzi Pro, Anthony Corallo, also known as Tony Ducks, Salvatore Santoro, also known as Tom Mix, Christopher Furnari, Sr., also known as Christie Tick, Frank Manzo, Carmine Persico, also known as Junior, also known as the Snake, Gennaro Langella, also known as Gerry Lang, Philip Rastelli, also known as Rusty, Nicholas Marangello, also known as Nicky Glasses, Joseph Massino, also known as Joey Messina, Anthony Ficarotta, also known as Figgy, Eugene Boffa, Sr., Francis Sheeran, Milton Rockman, also known as Maishe, John Tronolone, also known as Peanuts, Joseph John Aiuppa, also known as Joey O'Brien, also known as Joey Aiuppa, John Philip Cerone, also known as Jackie the Lackie, also known as Jackie Cerone, Joseph Lombardo, also known as Joey the Clown, Angelo Lapietra, also known as The Nutcracker, Frank Balistrieri, also known as Mr. B, Carl Angelo Deluna, also known as Toughy, Carl Civella, also known as Corky, Anthony Thomas Civella, also known as Tony Ripe, General Executive Board, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Jackie Presser, General President, Weldon Mathis, General Secretary-Treasurer, Joseph Trerotola, First Vice President, also known as Joe T, Robert Holmes, Sr., Second Vice President, Robert Holmes, Sr., William McCarthy, Third Vice President, Joseph W. Morgan, Fourth Vice President, Edward M. Lawson, Fifth Vice President, Arnold Weinmeister, Sixth Vice President, John H. Cleveland, Seventh Vice President, Maurice R. Schurr, Eighth Vice President, Donald Peters, Ninth Vice President, Walter J. Shea, Tenth Vice President, Harold Friedman, Eleventh Vice President, Jack D. Cox, Twelfth Vice President, Don L. West, Thirteenth Vice President, Michael J. Riley, Fourteenth Vice President, Theodore Cozza, Fifteenth Vice President, Daniel Ligurotis, Sixteenth Vice President, Salvatore Provenzano, Former Vice President, also known as Sammy Pro, Defendants, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Defendant-Appellee, Vincent Sombrotto and Edwin Gonzalez, Local 116, Production and Maintenance Employees' Union, Appellants.

U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee

June 25, 1997

Big Labor's Big-Money Political Machine

Compulsory Union Dues & Campaign Finance

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

Four Million 'Harry Becks' Voted In 1996

In 1988, the Supreme Court determined that 79 percent of telephone lineman Harry Beck's compulsory union dues were spent on political and other activities unrelated to collective bargaining or union organizing. His union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), was required to return that portion of Mr. Beck's dues. Despite the Beck decision, however, millions of union employees are still forced to pay dues as a condition of employment while their union bosses continue to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on politicians and political causes that their rank and file members do not support.

According to Department of Labor statistics, 80 percent (8.2 million employees) of all private sector workers covered by a union contract are required under that contract to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Like Harry Beck, nearly 4 million of these workers are forced to devote a portion of their paychecks to political activities they may not support:

Ex-Teamster Official Puts Price Tag at $400 Million in 1992

F.C. "Duke" Zeller, who for 14 years served as director of communications at Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C., estimates that unions spent about $400 million in the 1992 election cycle. Moreover, in his book, Devil's Pact: Inside the World of the Teamsters Union, Mr. Zeller quotes former Teamsters vice president Gene Giacumbo who states that he was present at an executive board meeting in which union president Ron Carey boasted of spending $56 million in Teamster funds to help Bill Clinton get reelected. If Mr. Giacumbo's recollection is correct, that figure represents more than 20 times the $2.4 million in PAC contributions the Teamsters reported to the FEC for the 1992 election.

Rutgers Economist Also Puts Price Tag at $300 to $500 Million in 1992

In March of 1996, during testimony before the Committee on House Oversight, Rutgers University economist Leo Troy also estimated that unions spent between $300 million and $500 million during the 1992 election cycle. This amount includes both cash contributions from union PACs and "in-kind" or "soft" money contributions consisting of such activities as voter registration drives, telephone banks, transportation to polls, and campaign "volunteers."

In a letter to the committee chairman, Professor Troy stated, "According to figures reported by the FEC (reproduced in the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. of 1995), in 1991-2, union political action committees spent just under $95 million. I estimate that "in-kind" expenditures could reasonably be a multiple of 3 to 5 times that amount."

Nothing "Soft" About Big Labor Money

By their own admission, union leaders place a high premium on in-kind political expenditures, making it easy to understand why soft money greatly exceeds PAC money. The following are excerpts from union newsletters and press accounts of soft money in action:

Paul Patton for Governor Campaign (Kentucky 1995)

Ron Wyden for Senate (Oregon 1996)


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22 posted on 09/08/2012 6:10:01 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: eglman

Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama Crime Family.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 6:12:52 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Elle Bee
Thanks.

Leni

24 posted on 09/08/2012 6:55:25 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
and Sheeran is to be taken with a grain of salt ... he's a good bit self-aggrandizing in his twilight

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25 posted on 09/08/2012 7:16:41 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: MinuteGal
... and I believe the Jersey Hoffa scenario to be the more factually correct

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26 posted on 09/08/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: MinuteGal

“Well, what really DID happen to Hoffa....in a sentence or two”

Been a while since I read the book, but I recall that Hoffa was whacked in a California house and cremated in a crematorium at a nearby mob-controlled funeral home. Not very “romantic”, but very believable and certainly the perfect way to dispose of incriminating bodies.


27 posted on 09/08/2012 10:01:09 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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