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  • Florida Legislature proves once and for all that it is for sale

    03/27/2011 5:08:41 AM PDT · by scottteng · 24 replies
    St Pete Times ^ | 3/26/2011 | Howard Troxler,
    These are harsh words for a Sunday morning, but the occasion screams out for them. I take them from the Bible; please forgive me. The Florida Legislature proved this past week, once and for all, that it is the utter Whore of Babylon. It is now legal in our state to pay off the Legislature directly. Who says so? The Legislature. This is not a joke. This is not satire. This is Florida — where the laws of our democracy are now openly, officially For Sale. On Thursday afternoon, with greedy lip-smacking speed, the Legislature voted to relegalize a bygone...
  • Obama may be in deep trouble ... Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court

    03/22/2011 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 222 replies · 3+ views
    RedWhiteBlueNews ^ | 3.8.10 | Rebel Rouser from Texas
    Obama may be in deep trouble… Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court By Rebel Rouser from Texas According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal government, a smackdown of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be inevitable. Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama’s major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used...
  • Another look at Obama's Social Security number

    03/17/2011 1:46:47 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 119 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 17, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    This being the case, I asked Daniels to guide me through the data mine field and help me ascertain what we know for sure about the world's best-known Social Security number – 042-68-4425. "All I can say," says Daniels of 042-68-4425, "is that it's phony and [Obama] has been using it, with it first appearing on his Selective Service document in 1980." Daniels sent me a copy of the hand-written application of the individual who held the number immediately before Obama's, 042-68-4424. The applicant, Thomas Wood, died at age 19, which is why his information is available.
  • Experts Had Long Criticized Potential Weakness in Design of Stricken Reactor (Corrupt GE)

    03/15/2011 7:55:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 30 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 3-15-2011 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    The warnings were stark and issued repeatedly as far back as 1972: If the cooling systems ever failed at a “Mark 1” nuclear reactor, the primary containment vessel surrounding the reactor would probably burst as the fuel rods inside overheated. Dangerous radiation would spew into the environment.
  • Liberal Political Operatives, Worried About GOP Oversight, Seek to Discredit Rep. Darrell Issa

    02/22/2011 2:45:23 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Fred Lucas | Fred Lucas
    One gained the reputation as “Dr. Death” for his political tactics. He is joined by political operatives who worked for Democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and Jerry Brown, and lent their know-how to the unsuccessful campaign to legalize marijuana in California. These political operatives have launched a campaign to discredit House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Members of the San Francisco-based political strategy firm SCN Strategies started an organization called Third Lantern, with a Web site, issafiles.com, which purports to show already public documents about Issa’s past.
  • Roselle (NJ) mayor is indicted on charges of insurance fraud (Democrat)

    01/27/2011 11:11:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | Jan 26, 2011 | Ryan Hutchins
    Roselle mayor is indicted on charges of insurance fraud, leaving scene of crash Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:44 PM Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:16 AM Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger By Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger ROSELLE — One day after announcing his candidacy for a third term, the mayor of Roselle was indicted today on charges of insurance fraud and leaving the scene of an accident. Garrett Smith, an outspoken 49-year-old Democrat, is accused of leaving a bar early Christmas Day, crashing into a parked car, then driving home — leaving a trail of automotive fluid that police tracked to his...
  • Friend Of the Court is NO FRIEND

    01/17/2011 11:19:49 AM PST · by Moleman · 17 replies
    17 Jan 2011 | me
    I am wondering if anyone has advice. I lost a very well paying job but thank God landed another one right away. The new one pays less (about 30%)but still pays well. Through my lawyer I petitioned for less alimony / support in August 2010. I have heard NOTHING from FOC. I continue to follow up with my lawyer who goes on to say; well they can take 6 months or so to revise the order. Meanwhile I cannot pay my property taxes as FOC sits on all my money. WTF. Any ideas?
  • Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things

    01/01/2011 10:52:06 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 129 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things; Incoming Chairman Vows "Fair" Oversight As House Republicans weigh how to spend their time after taking power of the oversight committees in January, Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged the committee overseeing his department to "focus on things that are not going to be politically attractive but will be of substance." Before November's mid-term elections, Republicans on Capitol Hill promised to investigate allegations by two attorneys -- one currently with the Justice Department -- that the department's Civil Rights Division is "hostile" toward "race-neutral enforcement" of voting...
  • Ten Most Corrupt Politicians of 2010 (feel free to add to the list)

    12/27/2010 9:31:24 AM PST · by khnyny · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jim Kouri
    It's that time of the year when numerous organizations and news outlets publish or announce their "Best of..." or "Worst of..." or "Most important of..." or "Most popular of..." lists. Not to be outdone by the so-called elite media, below is a list from an industrious public-interest group whose sole mission is to investigate and prosecute government corruption wherever it is discovered. On Thursday, Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neither political party has a monopoly on political corruption. Special thanks to Judicial...
  • Mrs. Obama’s Separate Hawaii Travel Likely Costs at Least $63,000

    12/22/2010 1:02:28 PM PST · by Faith · 22 replies · 1+ views
    White House Dossier ^ | December 22, 2010 | Keith Koffler
    The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama to leave on schedule for her two-week Hawaii vacation and not wait a few days for her delayed husband will probably cost taxpayers more than $63,000 in additional expenses, according to a White House Dossier analysis. President Obama was supposed to depart for Hawaii Saturday, but decided to stay in Washington until Congress finishes its work for the year. He’s now expected to depart today or tomorrow. But Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her.
  • This is how the GOP Congress will regulate Wall Street?

    12/19/2010 9:28:16 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Dec 15, 2010 | Andrew Leonard
    "My view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks" Rarely do you see a politician quite this honest: Last Wednesday, just hours after securing the position of chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., told the Birmingham News that "in Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks." In the very next paragraph, the newspaper reported that Bachus "later clarified his comment to say that regulators should set the parameters in which banks operate...
  • ** CHECK THE DRUDGE REPORT FOLKS **

    12/02/2010 7:17:39 AM PST · by Scythian · 76 replies
    How is Obama not being impeached right this moment, this administration is beyond corrupt
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/11/nudie-scan-ceo-obama-ally#ixzz15xjJ7JKX
  • ABC News fabricates report to make Joe Miller look like a loser

    11/01/2010 4:19:36 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 1, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    ABC News fabricates a report to make Joe Miller look like a loser. Yesterday, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl alleged in a now-discredited report that Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller had lost the confidence of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was thought to be a loser by the NRSC. However, the only big problem with that report of yellow journalism was that none of it was true at all. Clearly, ABC News just fabricated the report to misrepresent that Miller was going to lose, that Lisa Murkowski had the upper hand, and that the trailing Democrat in the race,...
  • This Appears To Be Worthy of JAIL - RIGHT NOW

    10/27/2010 2:35:02 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 27, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    You have to be kidding me... Shortly after Labor Day, as polls continued to sink, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) realized it needed a cash infusion for the upcoming midterm elections. Its chairman, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, turned to the Bank of America to secure a $15 million revolving credit line. Then, in the middle of this month, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) got another loan from BofA for an additional $17 million. Problem: Was the loan adequately collateralized - that is, truly "arms length"? Worse: Two days before the loan was closed, the DNC apparently changed its...
  • Feds probing (corrupt RAT NC governor Beverly) Perdue's '08 run

    10/23/2010 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 10/22/10 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Feds probing Perdue's '08 runBY MICHAEL BIESECKER - staff writer RALEIGH -- The campaign of Gov. Bev Perdue is the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Perdue released a written statement Friday shortly after The News & Observer reported that federal grand jury subpoenas had been issued to people connected to her 2008 run for the state's highest elected office. "I have just learned that there is a federal investigation into my campaign for governor," Perdue said, according to the statement. "As a citizen, a candidate for public office, and an elected official of this state, I have tried my...
  • Maes' campaign has reimbursed family $71,658

    10/20/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT · by ironwill · 39 replies
    The Denver Post (online edition) ^ | 10/20/2010 | Karen E. Crummy
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes' second-biggest campaign expense is . . . Dan Maes and his family. The Evergreen businessman, who sold his credit-reporting company last year and has been running for office full time since March 2009, has been reimbursed $71,658 from his campaign. His daughter Jordan, his executive aide, has been paid $14,101 for work and some expenses, according to a Denver Post analysis. The total is nearly 30 percent of the $304,000 Maes has raised. His top expense is advertising, which totals $113,338. The amount of Dan Maes' expenses, which include mileage, travel, phone, food and drinks...
  • Dems take in twice as much “foreign” money as Republicans

    10/18/2010 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/18/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the weekend, some Democrats began questioning the White House strategy of demonizing third-party groups for potentially using foreign-raised money in political messaging. Now we know why. Apparently, the shrieking over foreign influence was yet another case of projection:
  • Jerry Brown is INELIGIBLE to run for Governor

    10/04/2010 10:58:25 PM PDT · by flamefront · 72 replies
    California State Law ^ | Years ago | CA Law
    Plain and simple. Jerry Brown is ineligible to run for Governor. CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 5 EXECUTIVE SEC. 2. The Governor shall be elected every fourth year at the same time and places as members of the Assembly and hold office from the Monday after January 1 following the election until a successor qualifies. The Governor shall be an elector who has been a citizen of the United States and a resident of this State for 5 years immediately preceding the Governor's election. The Governor may not hold other public office. No Governor may serve more than 2 terms. (my emphasis)...
  • Wrong again, Charlie (Tax-cheat Rangel helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant)

    09/18/2010 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/18/10
    Wrong again, CharlieLast Updated: 4:09 AM, September 18, 2010 Last month, embattled Rep. Charles Rangel ripped into The Post for an article detailing how he'd helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant despite serious questions about his finances. "For The Post to try for political reasons to attack this organization," said Rangel, "once again they're picking on a giant without any facts at all." Well, the city Department of Investigation has just concluded its investigation of Alianza Dominicana, the politically wired group that has been a funding favorite of the Rangel-linked Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. And guess what?...