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  • “Yes We Can:” How Massachusetts Thuggery Presages Obama’s America

    11/24/2008 1:09:11 PM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Nav Log ^ | 11/24/08 |
    Living in Deval Patrick’s Massachusetts prepares one well for living in Barack Obama’s America. Massachusetts state government is an enormous organized crime enterprise run by moronic thugs who work for elitist thugs. Nothing is done by Massachusetts state government to help citizens. Everything is done to further bloat itself while mugging the taxpayer and making the elite feel better about themselves. I recently paid-off my car loan. In return, I received from the RMV my new title. Just one problem. The “actual mileage” stated was 23,000 miles too high. I researched the net and found that I had to submit...
  • 5 on the outs in Cabinet shuffle (John Kerry "crushed" over Cabinet snub)

    11/22/2008 5:14:03 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 82 replies · 4,711+ views
    One Democratic operative suggests keeping track of Barack Obama’s cabinet selections with a March Madness-type tournament chart. While no official announcements have been made, a controlled series of leaks have given a good sense of who's still in contention, and which big names have been bounced from the bracket. The new administration still has some major posts to fill, including heads for the departments of Defense, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Labor, and Energy, not to mention the Environmental Protection Agency. But a number of the biggest prizes seem to have already been won, and a handful of serious contenders...
  • Turner released on $50K bond in bribery case... Another Massachusetts Democrat caught by FBI

    11/21/2008 1:03:18 PM PST · by Boardwalk · 11 replies · 550+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2008 | Jessica Fargen & Hillary Chabot
    City Councilor Chuck Turner has been set free on $50,000 bond after facing charges in a Worcester federal court today alleging he accepted a $1,000 cash bribe to help secure a liquor license for a Roxbury nightclub. Turner had no questions as federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Hillman presided over the proceedings before a packed court of supporters of the Roxbury politician. "We love you. Yes we do," shouted one supporter at the close of the brief session. Turner’s arrest is in connection with the expanding federal case against disgraced state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, who was indicted this week on charges...
  • Mass. senator resigns after bribery charges { Dianne Wilkerson }

    11/19/2008 1:09:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 40 replies · 1,956+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/19/8 | STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press Writer
    BOSTON, (AP) -- A Massachusetts state senator photographed while allegedly stuffing thousands of dollars in bribe money into her sweater has resigned. Dianne Wilkerson's resignation was announced Wednesday by state Senate President Therese Murray. Wilkerson was indicted a day before on eight counts of attempted extortion.
  • Congressman Barney Frank RAT-MA Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate Seat (Too much to do in da House!)

    11/07/2008 7:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 996+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 11/06/08 | Karen Anderson
    Congressman Frank Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate SeatFrank Says He Has Much To Do In House Karen Anderson Nov 6, 2008 9:32 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (WBZ); Congressman Barney Frank says he would not want Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is to move onto the Obama administration. He says he has tremendous opportunities now in the House. And he says he doesn't think that the current state law should change which gives voters the opportunity to choose the next Senator. He says he thinks very highly of Obama's next Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. Congressman Frank says the House will vote...
  • Obama's aunt wants to fight deportation (What's one more illegal?)

    11/07/2008 3:54:22 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 849+ views
    msnbc ^ | 11/7/2008 | ap
    BOSTON - President-elect Obama's aunt intends to fight a deportation order and remain in the United States, her immigration lawyer said Friday. The Associated Press found that Zeituni Onyango, 56, is staying with relatives in Cleveland after fleeing her public housing apartment in Boston. She had been living there five years. Onyango, who is Obama's father's half-sister, was ordered to leave the country in 2004 by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya.
  • A misguided joint initiative (Peoples Republic of Massachusetts)

    11/07/2008 3:40:43 PM PST · by jessduntno · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    boston glob editorial ^ | November 7, 2008 | Globular
    A misguided joint initiative November 7, 2008 THE QUESTION 2 initiative to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana should be Exhibit 1 in the case against using ballot questions to make public policy. What seemed so simple to 65 percent of the state's voters on Tuesday - replacing the criminal penalties for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana with a civil penalty of $100 - is already fogging the legal landscape. Supporters of Question 2 sold the public on the idea that the penalty for pot possession should be on a par with traffic violations. But traffic...
  • Sen. Kerry re-elected amid talk of Obama role (Sec of State)

    11/05/2008 12:04:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies · 2,849+ views ^ | Black Wednesday, 2008 | By Associated Press
    Sen. John Kerry easily won re-election just four years after he fell short in his bid for the presidency. The Massachusetts Democrat today beat a fellow veteran, Republican Jeff Beatty, in his first campaign since failing as his party’s 2004 White House nominee. Beatty called to congratulate Kerry just moments after the polls closed.
  • IL, ME, MA, CT, NJ, MD called for Obama by

    11/04/2008 5:01:34 PM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 36 replies · 3,839+ views ^ | 11/04/2008 |
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  • Obama's Aunt Living in U.S. Illegally ( More info on "Auntie Zeituni" )

    11/01/2008 5:18:58 AM PDT · by kellynla · 72 replies · 1,903+ views ^ | November 01, 2008 | staff
    Barack Obama's aunt, revealed this week to be dwelling in a Boston slum, is living in the United States illegally, refusing to leave the U.S. for her Kenyan homeland when a judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, the Associated Press is reporting. A person familiar with the case told AP that 56-year-old Zeituni Onyango was told to leave America by a U.S. immigration judge in 2004. Two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcement official, disclosed and confirmed information about the deportation case. Speaking to a reporter with the London Times, outside her home, Zeituni...
  • Obama's final weekend marred by 'illegal' aunt

    11/01/2008 5:24:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Nov. 1, 2008 | Paul Harris in New York and Gaby Hinsliff
    Barack Obama's campaign to become the first black American President was rocked yesterday, only 72 hours before election day, by the revelation that his aunt is an illegal immigrant in the US. News about Obama's relative is a chance for the McCain campaign to generate some last-minute negative headlines about Obama. Four years ago Zeituni Onyango, 56, who is mentioned in Obama's personal memoir, was instructed by a court to leave the country after being denied political asylum. However, she now lives in local authority housing in Boston. Illegal immigration is a political minefield in US politics and the story...
  • Our presidential pick in November election [Massachusetts paper endorses McCain!!]

    11/01/2008 3:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,027+ views
    The Republican ^ | November 01, 2008 | The Newsroom
    We've sometimes wished for a different choice. The never-ending campaign that has been the 2008 election will soon - and mercifully - be coming to an end. The race for the White House that began, it seems fair to say, just a couple of minutes after the results of the 2006 congressional elections were known, will conclude on Tuesday. For the first time since 1960, when the nation elected to send John F. Kennedy to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., voters will decide that a member of the U.S. Senate should become the nation's chief executive officer. The next president will be...
  • Obama’s Aunt May Provide Fresh Dustup (Obama believes he and his family are above the law)

    11/01/2008 11:41:45 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 2,333+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 11/1/2008 | Amy Chozick
    Just three days until the presidential election and Barack Obama may have a fresh dustup to deal with. Late Friday night the Associated Press citing “two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcement official” reported that Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman named Zeituni Onyango, who has been living in public housing in Boston, is in the U.S. illegally after a judge turned down her request for asylum for years ago. Obama and “Aunti Zeituni,” as he refers to her in his memoirs, don’t appear to be close. He doesn’t discuss the 56-year-old woman who is his half aunt...
  • Help defeat Barney Frank!

    10/31/2008 8:34:29 PM PDT · by wingsof liberty · 46 replies · 1,927+ views
    This message is for Freepers in my home state of MA, those who have family and friends living in MA, or just those who would like to see Barney Frank loose his seat Nov 4th. Barney Frank had a very big hand in the $700 billion dollar financial collapse plaguing us now through his support of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, claiming there was no crisis. Now that were in the middle of it, hes not only claiming he has no responsibility for the crisis, but that he should be re-elected because of his "bold actions." As Bill O'Reilly said,...
  • Campaign confirms Obama aunt in South Boston

    10/30/2008 4:35:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 41 replies · 1,465+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 103008 | Jessica Fargen
    Barack Obama’s campaign has confirmed that a woman living in a South Boston housing project is indeed the senator’s aunt, a little-known relationship that was only revealed this week - five days before the election. Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin confirmed to the Herald this afternoon that Zeituni Onyango, 56, who lives on Flaherty Way, is Obama’s aunt on Obama’s father’s side. Onyango, a Kenyan native is believed to be the “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” Click here to find out more! Onyango received a small stipend over the past year working six hours a week as...
  • Massachusetts Poll: 0bama 56%, McCain 39% [2004: Kerry 62%, Bush 37%]

    10/30/2008 1:41:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 49 replies · 1,920+ views
    Obama, Kerry Far Ahead in Massachusetts Balloting; Repeal of State Income Tax Unlikely: In an election for President of the United States in Massachusetts today, 10/29/08, six days until votes are counted, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain 56% to 39%, according to this latest exclusive WBZ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. John Kerry, 1st elected to the United States Senate in 1984, defeats Republican Jeff Beatty and is elected to his 6th term by a 24-point margin, 58% to 34%. Beatty runs strong among Republicans, Conservatives, pro-life voters, and gun owners, but none of those voting blocs make up...
  • Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango (Poor Aunt Zeituni)

    10/29/2008 6:46:38 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 21 replies · 940+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 30, 2008 | James Bone
    Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston. A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.
  • Why Is George Soros So Eager to Make Massachusetts Streets Unsafe?

    10/29/2008 6:32:37 PM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 11 replies · 586+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | 10-29-08 | Jacob Sullum
    In August pollsters at Boston's Suffolk University said Question 2, a Massachusetts ballot initiative that would replace criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana with a $100 civil fine, "appears all but certain to pass," with support from 72 percent of registered voters. "The public may be signaling that pursuing small-time marijuana users is a waste of taxpayer resources," said David Paleologos, director of Suffolk's Political Research Center. "This issue suggests that there is a libertarian streak in the thinking of Massachusetts voters." Last week the same pollsters found support for the measure had shrunk to...
  • Obama's Kenyan aunt found in a Boston slum... Developing...

    10/29/2008 3:20:24 PM PDT · by vortigern · 98 replies · 4,460+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/29/08 | Drudge
    Obama's Kenyan aunt found in a Boston slum... Developing...
  • Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango

    10/29/2008 6:06:13 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 23 replies · 1,106+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 30, 2008 | James Bone in Boston, Rob Crilly in Kogelo and Ben Macintyre
    'Auntie Zeituni', who, with Uncle Omar, dropped out of sight after moving to the US, is backing the presidential candidate from her modest flat Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story. Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public...