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K G
06-26-2009, 01:12 PM
http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090626/US.Detroit.Corruption/

kg

YardleyLabs
06-26-2009, 01:59 PM
All for $6000. They have an interesting history. She was 25 when she married the then 61 year old congressman. Had he been married before? Given his level of activity in Washington and hers in Detroit, I wonder how much time they actually spent with each other. They now have two teen age boys with an 80 year old father and a mother on her way to jail. Congressman Conyer's comments certainly seemed appropriate:

"This has been a trying time for the Conyers family. With hope and prayer, they will make it through this as a family. Public officials must expect to be held to the highest ethical and legal standards. With this in mind, Mr. Conyers wants to work towards helping his family and the city recover from this serious matter."

Raymond Little
06-26-2009, 06:25 PM
Detroit = Somalia
Waiting for you to tell me it isn't so Jeff.;-)

Blackstone
06-26-2009, 06:45 PM
All for $6000. They have an interesting history. She was 25 when she married the then 61 year old congressman. Had he been married before? Given his level of activity in Washington and hers in Detroit, I wonder how much time they actually spent with each other. They now have two teen age boys with an 80 year old father and a mother on her way to jail. Congressman Conyer's comments certainly seemed appropriate:

"This has been a trying time for the Conyers family. With hope and prayer, they will make it through this as a family. Public officials must expect to be held to the highest ethical and legal standards. With this in mind, Mr. Conyers wants to work towards helping his family and the city recover from this serious matter."

As far as I know, Congressman Conyers was not previously married. There were a lot of questions as to why he married this woman. She was basically elected on the coat tails of the Conyers name. People liked Congressman Conyers, and assumed she would be good for the city as well. However, she proved to be difficult and disruptive as soon as she was elected to the City Council. Most people I know regret ever voting for her.

YardleyLabs
06-26-2009, 07:09 PM
As far as I know, Congressman Conyers was not previously married. There were a lot of questions as to why he married this woman. She was basically elected on the coat tails of the Conyers name. People liked Congressman Conyers, and assumed she would be good for the city as well. However, she proved to be difficult and disruptive as soon as she was elected to the City Council. Most people I know regret ever voting for her.
With good reason. It seems a curious relationship to have lasted so long. It seems most marriages of powerful older men to 20-somethings follow a much faster downward trajectory (or so my daughter informs me every time I look at someone that age.;-)). It sounds like she will be a little less disruptive in the future.

Roger Perry
06-30-2009, 02:05 PM
Add another to the list

Protected from public scrutiny: Case file turns up records that indicted House speaker’s office claimed did not exist

by Michael C. Bender | June 30th, 2009 A state investigation of former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom, recently indicted for falsifying the state budget, has turned up e-mails related to the scandal that supposedly did not exist when the Palm Beach Post requested the documents from the legislature
Protected from public scrutiny: Case file turns up records that indicted House speaker’s office claimed did not exist

by Michael C. Bender | June 30th, 2009 A state investigation of former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom, recently indicted for falsifying the state budget, has turned up e-mails related to the scandal that supposedly did not exist when the Palm Beach Post requested the documents from the legislature.

http://www.postonpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sansommug1-100x100.jpg (http://www.postonpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sansommug1.jpg) Sansom

The Post asked Sansom’s office on Dec. 10 to turnover the previous 20 days of e-mails sent or received. The request was made to gauge public reaction to news that Sansom may have received a six-figure job from Northwest Florida State College in exchange for funneling millions of state dollars to the school. The Post was also looking for communications between Sansom and then-college President James “Bob” Richburg about the scandal.

http://www.postonpolitics.com/2009/06/protected-from-public-scrutiny-case-file-turns-up-records-that-indicted-house-speakers-office-claimed-did-not-exist/

Franco
06-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Here is a Somali pirate from Louisiana.

I bet Willie walks!

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/06/former_aide_testifies_aginst_w.html

Julie R.
06-30-2009, 11:15 PM
Detroit = Somalia
Waiting for you to tell me it isn't so Jeff.;-)

If Detroit = Somalia then Washington D.C. = Mombasa on the Potomac Only in D.C. can you have a convicted felon whore monger crack addict re-elected as Mayor and then again elected to City Council even after additional convictions of tax cheating.That would be hizzoner Marion "Bitch set me up" Barry. But even his monkeyshines can't hold a candle to Harriette Walters (below).

For those that don't know her, let me introduce you to Harriette, a cunning former employee of the Washington D.C. government, specifically she was a mid level manager making $81,000 a year. A pretty good salary for a single woman, wouldn't you say?
http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2009/06/01/PH2009060103473.jpg

Now granted she's old news in the D.C. area but many on this site may not know of her role in the biggest fraud/scam/theft in D.C. history (probably any other municipality in the country for that matter). Over her 15-year employment as a mid level manager in the D.C. Real Estate Tax office, she embezzled nearly 50 MILLION dollars and lived a lavish lifestyle. According to investigators in the scam, uncovered in 2007, "The funds were used to buy luxury goods, including jewelry, homes and clothing. According to affidavits filed in the case... From September 2000 to the present, Harriette Walters spent more than $1.4 million at Neiman Marcus." This is on top of swimming pools, fancy cars, Caribbean villas, etc. she bought for herself and family members.

This enterprising thief devised a method of over-assessing imaginary real estate and issuing large refund checks for parcels and buildings that didn't exist. The checks were then deposited in shell accounts set up by her family and friends. The scam might've gone unnoticed for even longer except instead of $20,000 and 30,000 checks she graduated to $250,000+ increments and up until she got busted (dimed out by one of her 'bidness partners'...LOL).

Now she's back in the news for her sentencing hearing and we're supposed to feel sorry for her http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/th_awHowSad.gifsays her shyster lawyer.


The former mid-level manager in the D.C. tax office and nine others have been prosecuted in the massive embezzlement. Walters is the last to be sentenced. She has never publicly explained why she stole. Federal prosecutors have blamed it on her desire for a lavish lifestyle that included travel and designer clothing.

Walters suffered unspecified childhood traumas , which were behind her substance abuse, gambling and low self-esteem, Tabackman [Harriette's lawyer] wrote in urging U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to sentence Walters to the minimum under the plea agreement. A Georgetown University psychiatrist who examined Walters at Tabackman's request reported that she had "suffered from a constellation of childhood traumas and deficits."

Her "significant misuse of substances degraded the power with which [her] moral sense would have stopped her activity," the psychiatrist found, according to Tabackman.

Walters knew that processing fraudulent refund checks was a crime, Tabackman wrote, but her desire to be a provider and the "thrill" of the "activity within her otherwise depressed life . . . was sufficient to allow Ms. Walters to carry out her plan."
Cry me a river for Harriette Walters, poor thing. **NEWS FLASH** For her massive heist she received only 17 year sentence; no word if she'll be able to get time off for good behavior.

(for Jeff, the story of her sentencing plea is here
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/01/AR2009060101763.html but you'll have to go back to 2007 for details about her heist.)

JDogger
07-01-2009, 12:08 AM
A little something for my friends in those southern red states;
************ - link deleted by Moderator

Cody Covey
07-01-2009, 12:22 AM
dont agree with it Jdogger but it was funnier than **** haha

Hoosier
07-01-2009, 12:28 AM
A little something for my friends in those southern red states;

**** Link deleted by Moderator


Does this mean you think it's OK to post any filth you want on a family site?

JDogger
07-01-2009, 01:05 AM
Does this mean you think it's OK to post any filth you want on a family site?

Nothing posted Hoosier, You're free to click on the link or not.

At first I thought you were talking to Julie.

Do you really let your children have access to Potus Place? Why?

This is not a nice place, and never has been.

RTF, the dog training forum is a family place. I would let my children surf there anytime. This sub-forum I would block.

There is a lot of mean, nasty posting that goes on here, but those viewing it should be adults, not family.

I find some posts here to be in bad taste. Surely my link was as well.

However, my point was made. I got the response I was seeking. Thank you.

So maybe, we all should re-read our posts before we hit that submit button...
but I doubt it, regards,

JD

Bruce MacPherson
07-01-2009, 01:47 AM
Nothing posted Hoosier, You're free to click on the link or not.

At first I thought you were talking to Julie.

Do you really let your children have access to Potus Place? Why?

This is not a nice place, and never has been.

RTF, the dog training forum is a family place. I would let my children surf there anytime. This sub-forum I would block.

There is a lot of mean, nasty posting that goes on here, but those viewing it should be adults, not family.

I find some posts here to be in bad taste. Surely my link was as well.

However, my point was made. I got the response I was seeking. Thank you.

So maybe, we all should re-read our posts before we hit that submit button...
but I doubt it, regards,

JD

I really miss the good old days before you could hide behind the anonymity of the internet. Back in the days when guys looking for a reaction might just get one they weren't exactly looking for. I don't think this medium has done much for civility but it's sure made a lot of people brave.

Pat G
07-01-2009, 06:16 AM
Some people may be able to hide behind the anonymity of the internet but, their class sure shows, or should I say lack of! Unbelievable...
Pat

Roger Perry
07-01-2009, 08:02 AM
And another?

Chair of George W. Bush Campaign Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison For Corruption

June 05, 2009 1:55 pm ET by Ari Rabin-Havt

Mary B. McCarty, a 2000 Chair of George Bush's Presidential campaign, who allowed "two dozen Republican operatives" to "turn her commission office into a makeshift war room and watch the 2000 manual recount on closed-circuit television," was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for corruption.

http://mediamattersaction.org/blog/200906050006

K G
07-01-2009, 09:12 AM
There's no justification for her actions, but was she ELECTED to office, Roger?

Sorry...no, she's not another.....

kg

badbullgator
07-01-2009, 09:30 AM
A little something for my friends in those southern red states;

****** Link deleted by Moderator




Classy Jd :rolleyes:

Julie R.
07-01-2009, 10:09 AM
Nothing posted Hoosier, You're free to click on the link or not.

At first I thought you were talking to Julie.

Do you really let your children have access to Potus Place? Why?

This is not a nice place, and never has been. http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/th_awHowSad.gif
RTF, the dog training forum is a family place. I would let my children surf there anytime. This sub-forum I would block.

There is a lot of mean, nasty posting that goes on here, but those viewing it should be adults, not family.

I find some posts here to be in bad taste. Surely my link was as well.

However, my point was made. I got the response I was seeking. Thank you.

So maybe, we all should re-read our posts before we hit that submit button...
but I doubt it, regards,

JD

http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/th_WAAAAAaaaaahh.gif

If you let your kids surf the net unsupervised there are all kinds of things they would easily find that are much worse than even that link you posted, JDog. In fact that link sounds like a kid wrote it with its overuse of the F word. Everything else, on this thread anyway, is straight from the news -- that is, if you read/listen to more than the latest on Jacko.

Roger Perry
07-01-2009, 11:29 AM
There's no justification for her actions, but was she ELECTED to office, Roger?

Sorry...no, she's not another.....

kg

Why, yes she was elected to office. ;-)

County Commissioner
The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery as well as policy-making budget decisions.
Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners court. In addition to assuring that county roads are maintained, commissioners vote with the county judge to set the budget for all county departments and adopt a tax rate.

http://www.county.org/counties/desc_office/commiss.asp


Mary McCarty resigns


Former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty pleaded guilty to abusing the trust that voters had placed in her – a crime for which she will serve 3 1/2 years in federal prison. Her husband is serving eight months in prison for failing to report her misdeeds.

Tearful McCarty gets 3.5 years, begins sentence immediately; may get drug treatment in Texas (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/local_news/epaper/2009/06/04/0604mccarty.html)
Having gone from power broker to supplicant, former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty rose before U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks and, sobbing, begged forgiveness.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/news/special_reports/mccarty.html

Roger Perry
07-01-2009, 11:43 AM
And another?

Masilotti gets five years

By TOM DUBOCQ (tom_dubocq@pbpost.com)
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 30, 2007
WEST PALM BEACH — "I am truly sorry. It's my fault. I accept full responsibility."
Soft as a whisper, a hunched and humbled Tony Masilotti apologized to a federal judge Friday who sentenced him to five years in prison. His crime: betraying the public's trust for more than $9 million in cash and real estate during his eight years as a Palm Beach County commissioner.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2007/06/30/m1a_MASILOTTI_0630.html

K G
07-01-2009, 11:48 AM
I sure wish I had the time on my hands that you do Roger....;-)

kg

Roger Perry
07-01-2009, 12:31 PM
I sure wish I had the time on my hands that you do Roger....;-)

kg

I am just agreeing with you on your subject, and the hits keep on coming and showing you some examples.

I have office duties today and the phone lines are not burning up. I am expecting a client sometime this afternoon though.

Julie R.
07-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Here's another Democrat to add to the Hall of Shame, a City Councilman from Los Angeles.

Budget shortfalls loom, warns Budget Chief Parks, insisting he 'earns' his city pension of $265,000 a year (plus his $179K salary).
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0115709c8dd3970b-800wi
"I don't discuss my salary or my pension and I earn both of them," said Bernard Parks in a brief telephone interview.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/comments_blog/2009/05/parks-on-265000-pension-i-earned-it.html

As The Times' Rich Connell reports, pension spending is a growing concern for city budget planners. The city could face a $1-billion budget shortfall in 2010-2011, and an even larger deficit the year after, chiefly because of pension investment losses, according to the city’s top budget analyst.

Connell's review of city records found that Los Angeles Councilman Bernard Parks (D), City Hall’s budget committee chief, who is warning that soaring payroll and pension costs threaten the city’s financial stability, receives $22,000 a month in city retirement benefits in addition to his $178,789 a year salary.

badbullgator
07-01-2009, 01:39 PM
Are you really surprised the “hits keep coming” when stuff like this is going on. The democrats are pushing to make it easier for criminals to be in power. It is kind of like a handout for them

Wake Dems want fallen official on election panel

RALEIGH -- The Wake County Democratic Party has nominated three people to potentially oversee local elections, including a former state official convicted in a criminal coverup.
Alexander Killens, 55, resigned amid scandal as commissioner of the state Division of Motor Vehicles in 1996. He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice after interfering with an SBI investigation into a DMV employee's misuse of state property.
Killens was nominated to the Wake County Board of Elections last week, along with current member Sharon Everett and Raleigh lawyer Aida Doss Havel. The state Democratic Party will now decide whether to forward those names to the state Board of Elections, which will appoint two Democrats to the Wake board.
http://media.newsobserver.com/smedia/2009/06/18/21/857-WAKEDEMS-0619.ART_G3AIQAFJ.1+Killens.mi_embedded.prod_affil iate.3.jpg (http://media.newsobserver.com/smedia/2009/06/18/21/391-WAKEDEMS-0619.ART_G3AIQAFJ.1+Killens.standalone.prod_affili ate.3.jpg)

Julie R.
07-01-2009, 06:46 PM
I didn't have to go far upstream to find this shining example of elected officialdom, disgraced Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon. And yes, she's a Democrat. And no, she's not flipping the bird at the media.
http://blogs.bet.com/news/newsyoushouldknow/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/news_bb_sheiladixonmiddlefinger.jpg
Although the photo was taken shortly after the 12-count indictment against her was filed (for perjury, theft, fraud and misconduct) she claims she really wasn't angry with the photogs; this is how she adjusts her glasses. :rolleyes: Her crimes included taking gifts from developers and those seeking lucrative city contracts and stealing cash and gift cards for the poor and needy.

A Balto. city councilwoman Helen Holton and a developer were also indicted. Their trial won't be until September.

You can read more about these pillars of public service here
http://blogs.bet.com/news/newsyoushouldknow/baltimore%E2%80%99s-mayor-gives-the-finger/

road kill
07-01-2009, 06:52 PM
It's Bush's fault!!

road kill
07-01-2009, 07:20 PM
Biden fails to draw crowd in Erie
Posted July 1, 2009 11 :29 AM

Wattsburg, Pa. — Vice President Joe Biden visited a small town on the outskirts of Erie today to talk to rural folks about federal stimulus money that can be used to expand broadband access to the Internet for rural areas that typically have poor connections.

Apparently stimulus money and broadband are not all that interesting to the local folk here: Only around 100 or so people have showed up so far to hear Biden talk at noon at Seneca High School off Route 8 in Wattsburg.

The room looked so sparse that about 30 or so chairs were removed by volunteers to give the illusion of a full house.

The effect didn't exactly work.

Pittsburgh native and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper are also on hand to talk about access to high speed internet as an essential tool for success in business and in school in our struggling economy.
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Evidently. some people HAVE to work to pay for all this crap!!

badbullgator
07-01-2009, 08:04 PM
http://image.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/KenOliverpic2.jpg
Photo: Councilman Ken Oliver



Councilman Kenneth Oliver (http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/countycouncil/districts/district4/index.html), Democrat, of the fourth councilmanic district in Baltimore County, goes before a grand jury tomorrow after his indictment (http://www.ospmd.org/DynaContent/PressReleases/KennethOliverindictment.pdf) on two felony theft charges and six campaign finance misdemeanors.
A guilty verdict could mean a jail term of up to 21 years, plus up to $200,000 in fines and other pecuniary penalties. It would also, of course, mean the loss of his council seat.
As the first black councilman in county history, much was expected of Mr. Oliver from his constituents and supporters in the black community. With 62% of the voters being African American, his district (http://resources.baltimorecountymd.gov/Documents/infotech/gis/Councilmanic_district_4_2004.pdf) was specifically carved out in 2002 to create an opportunity for a minority candidate to win a seat on the then all white male council.
Regardless of the verdict, Oliver’s indictment has left a tainted mark on his ability to serve his constituents. It also hurts the community and cause which he was expected to serve.



Baltiomre seems to be a hot bed of crooks elected to office

Hoosier
07-01-2009, 10:06 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/100207dnmetindictments.129b687ca.html

The Dallas City Hall bribery indictments on Monday rattled a city that has long thought of itself as a model of civic rectitude.

A state representative, two former City Council members and a former Plan Commission member – along with a wealthy developer and 11 others – were accused of violating the public trust, fixing the system to steal money.

"This is a sad day for Dallas," Mayor Tom Leppert said in a City Hall news conference.

Biggest case
http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/fieldsdry/1002leemug.jpg
D'Angelo Lee, former Dallas city plan commissioner
4 bribery counts, 4 conspiracy counts, 1 extortion count

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/fieldsdry/1002hodgemug.jpg
Terri Hodge, state representative
8 bribery counts, 1 conspiracy count, 5 fraud counts

The prosecutor said the investigation, which began more than two years ago, was the biggest, most expansive public corruption case he has seen in more than 20 years as a prosecutor.

In the weeks and months leading up to the release of the indictments, some current City Council members, including Mr. Leppert, were critical of the way the federal investigation seemed to be dragging on. They called it a needless cloud over city government.

And some political allies of those targeted speculated that the FBI lacked sufficient evidence to build an effective case.

After months of silence, the feds on Monday pointedly rebutted such criticisms.

"If you read the details spelled out in this lengthy indictment, I think you'll begin to see that the conspiracies and other crimes that had to be unraveled by our agents were complex and designed to be hidden from authorities," said Robert Casey, special agent in charge of the Dallas FBI office.


"In cases like this, we encounter people ... who are not that eager to cooperate and often times don't tell us the truth," he said. "These factors contributed to the length and direction of many aspects of this investigation."

He said federal officials conducted hundreds of interviews, executed more than 40 search warrants, collected thousands of gigabytes of electronic information, examined 3,000 different events and analyzed 200 bank accounts and hundreds of boxes of documents.

luvmylabs23139
07-01-2009, 10:44 PM
[. His crime: betraying the public's trust

Hasn't MR "no tax increase" already betrayed the public trust?
HE increased the taxes on all smokers regardless of income. Needless to say the " Chosen ONe " is a lying cheating communtist bastard.!!!!!!

Roger Perry
07-02-2009, 09:10 AM
[. His crime: betraying the public's trust

Hasn't MR "no tax increase" already betrayed the public trust?
HE increased the taxes on all smokers regardless of income. Needless to say the " Chosen ONe " is a lying cheating communtist bastard.!!!!!!

Quit smoking your lungs will thank you for it.

Julie R.
07-02-2009, 09:16 AM
This thread just wouldn't be complete without yet another of Illinois' finest....make that finest money can buy...politicians, let's give it up for
ROLAND BURRIS!
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2009/02/19/PR_burris_0219+Z.jpg
The Hon. Burris (D-Ill.) bought errr, was appointed to Obongo's vacated Senate seat at the auction held by disgraced Gov. Blago.
He so belongs on this thread as he fights for his political life and tries to distance himself from his buddies back in Chicago and make new friends and influence people in D.C.

Julie R.
07-02-2009, 09:18 AM
Quit smoking your lungs will thank you for it.

Roger,
I'm an ex smoker and even I think the tax on cigarettes unfairly penalizes the poor and minorities. A better concept for child health care is the novel concept of: If you can't feed (and insure) them, don't breed them.

Now let's get back on topic about cash for votes and showcasing the best politicians money can buy.

Roger Perry
07-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Roger,
I'm an ex smoker and even I think the tax on cigarettes unfairly penalizes the poor and minorities. A better concept for child health care is the novel concept of: If you can't feed (and insure) them, don't breed them.

I smoked for 30 years which probably contributed to the reason for my quadruple by pass surgery.

road kill
07-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Roger,
I'm an ex smoker and even I think the tax on cigarettes unfairly penalizes the poor, minorities and the elderly. A better concept for child health care is the novel concept of: If you can't feed (and insure) them, don't breed them.

FIXED!!!!!

Roger Perry
07-02-2009, 12:13 PM
[. His crime: betraying the public's trust

Hasn't MR "no tax increase" already betrayed the public trust?
HE increased the taxes on all smokers regardless of income. Needless to say the " Chosen ONe " is a lying cheating communtist bastard.!!!!!!

Maybe you should see your Governor about the tax hike on cigarettes. The individual states are imposing new taxes on cigarettes.


Cigarette tax increase among new Florida laws
By The Associated Press
Published: June 30, 2009

TALLAHASSEE - Smokers will pay an additional $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes under one of 65 new state laws going into effect Wednesday, including a $66.5 billion budget.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/jun/30/cigarette-tax-increase-among-new-fla-laws/news-politics/

Raymond Little
07-02-2009, 12:30 PM
What do all these crooks have in common?;)

badbullgator
07-03-2009, 07:23 PM
Maybe you should see your Governor about the tax hike on cigarettes. The individual states are imposing new taxes on cigarettes.


Cigarette tax increase among new Florida laws
By The Associated Press
Published: June 30, 2009

TALLAHASSEE - Smokers will pay an additional $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes under one of 65 new state laws going into effect Wednesday, including a $66.5 billion budget.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/jun/30/cigarette-tax-increase-among-new-fla-laws/news-politics/


Yeah and it brings Floridas cig tax from the 6th lowest in the country to avgerage with teh rest of the country. I guess the tax would be more "shocking" if we already had one of the higest taxes on them rather than one of the lowest.

Julie R.
07-07-2009, 10:57 AM
I just couldn't let mention of my favorite local elected official's weekend monkeyshines go unreported.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion "Bitch set me up!" Barry arrested for stalking on July 4th.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0exVeFpfs3bVg/261x.jpghttp://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/Ifireworks3.gifhttp://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/Ifireworks3.gifhttp://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/Ifireworks3.gif

You have to give props to this randy old goat for trying, not only is he getting on up in years and spending his 9 lives with reckless abandon, he recently had a kidney transplant. On the other hand, without it he'd have been locked up safely in jail instead of lust-crazed pursuits through city parks. D.C. city councilman Marion Barry, 73, was arrested on the evening of July 4th in a public park in Anacostia (D.C.) for stalking one-time girlfriend Donna Watts, 40. Watts flagged down the po po and said she was being followed so Hizzoner was cuffed and taken into custody.

Hizzoner has to be my very favorite D.C. politicion. How can you not love a convicted crackhead, tax cheat felon that his peeps keep re-electing?Who can forget the government sting where his 'pretend' boo Rasheeda Moore set him up on camera smoking crack at the Vista hotel, from whence came my all time favorite phrase, "Bitch set me up!" I believe the D.C. Mayor position has term limits so instead of retiring after his 4th term, he ran for city council, where he currently serves. Hizzoner's also on probation for tax evasion, but was able to avoid jail time because he had to have a kidney transplant
http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/th_awHowSad.gifPoor thing, I guess all that drankin' and druggin' is hard on the ole pipes. How, you might ask, does a drug addict/drunk get a donor kidey when normal, NON drug/alchohol addicted younger people are dying while they wait for one to become available? (Barry has tested positive for cocaine several times as recently as 2007). It seems that the donor kidney came from a 47-yr.old female "friend". The things that make you go Hmmmmmm in D.C....such as what is it that women find so attractive about Hizzoner? http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MouseOnAFeedsack/LIARkin/th_CRACKPIPE.jpg

road kill
07-08-2009, 04:01 PM
I am shocked!!

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gAhJ_ijKsVNeqkiH39KhnCUNj-fQD999OKUO0

Julie R.
07-09-2009, 12:16 AM
I am shocked!!

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gAhJ_ijKsVNeqkiH39KhnCUNj-fQD999OKUO0


Well GOLLLEEEE! Imagine that
http://blog.nola.com/news_impact/2009/07/large_jefferson1a.jpg

I know I ALWAYS keep my money that's really going to the Nigerian space program in my fridge!

This article is hilarious especially the comments:
http://blog.nola.com/stephaniegrace/2009/07/stephanie_grace_why_did_fomer.html

I was just thinking to myself, "Haven't they found ole Dollar Bill guilty yet?" when I heard a news flash that the stalking charges against Hizzoner were just dropped. Seems the po po that arrested Barry were actually the gendarmes of the U.S. Park Police. And everyone knows they have it in for Mr. Barry...

Stay tuned for more on Hizzoner who held a press conference last night and tricked the media into thinking he would be making a statement about the stalking charges by his ex-girlfriend. Hizzoner opted out, leaving the media elite fuming as a low level aide read a statement describing the accusor as 'mentally unstable' and 'under psychiatric care'. Meanwhile the stalkee shows up at said press conference so the reporters all got a scoop anyway. Only in D.C. (well, maybe New Orleans, too...)

Roger Perry
07-09-2009, 10:30 AM
2001–2008

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Political_scandals_of_the_United_S tates&action=edit&section=8)] Executive Branch scandals


Alphonso Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonso_Jackson) (R) Secretary of HUD resigned while under investigation by the FBI for revoking the contract of a vendor who told Jackson he did not like former President George W. Bush (2008)
"Lawyergate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawyergate)"[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_scandals_of_the_United_States#cite_note-0) - the Bush administration firing without explanation of a number of Republican federal prosecutors whom he himself had appointed. It is alleged they were fired for prosecuting Republicans and not prosecuting Democrats. As congressional hearings were called, a number of senior officials cited executive privilege and resigned rather than testify under oath, including:
Monica Goodling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Goodling) (R) White House Liaison to the Justice Department
Michael A. Battle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_A._Battle) (R) Director of Executive Office of US Attorneys in the Justice Deparment
Bradley Scholzman (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bradley_Scholzman&action=edit&redlink=1) (R) Director of Executive Office of US Attorneys who replaced Battle
Michael Elston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Elston) (R) Chief of Staff to Paul McNulty
Paul McNulty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McNulty) (R) Deputy Attorney General
Kyle Sampson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Sampson) (R) Chief of Staff to Alberto Gonzales
Alberto Gonzales (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Gonzales) (R) Attorney General
Joshua Bolten (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Bolten) Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, found in Contempt of Congress
Sarah Taylor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Taylor) (R) Assistant to Karl Rove
Karl Rove (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Rove) (R) Assistant to the President
Harriet Miers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Miers) (R) Legal Counsel to the President, found in Contempt of Congress
Lurita Alexis Doan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lurita_Alexis_Doan) (R) resigned as head of the General Services Administration. She was under scrutiny for conflict of interest and violations of the Hatch Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatch_Act) (2008)
Jack Abramoff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff) scandal in which Abramoff bribed administration officials and legislators as part of his lobbying efforts. See Legislative scandals.
David Safavian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Safavian) (R) Administrator of Procurement Policy for the OMB, found guilty of four counts of lying and sentenced to 18 months
Roger Stillwell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Stillwell) (R) Staff in the Department of the Interior under George W. Bush. Pleaded guilty and received two years suspended sentence
Susan Ralston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Ralston) (R) Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Carl Rove, resigned October 6, 2006 after it became known that she accepted gifts and passed information to her former boss Jack Abramoff
Steven Griles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Griles) (R) (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior) pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 10 months
Italia Federici (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italia_Federici) (R) staff to Secretary of Interior, obstruction of justice, four years probation
Mark Zachares (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zachares) (R) staff in Labor Depart, bribed by Abramoff, guilty of conspiracy to defraud
Robert E. Coughlin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Coughlin) (R) Justice Department official pleaded guilty to conflict of interest
Julie MacDonald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_MacDonald),(R) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior, resigned May 1, 2007 after giving government documents to developers (2007)
Lester Crawford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Crawford) (R) Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Food_and_Drug_Administration), resigned after 2 months. Pled guilty to conflict of interest (2006)
Brian J. Doyle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_J._Doyle) (R) Deputy Press Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. Charged with 7 counts of using a computer to seduce a child and 16 counts of transmitting harmful materials to a minor (2006)
Downing Street Memo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downing_Street_Memo) minutes of UK government secret meeting (dated 23 July 2002, leaked 2005) include summary of MI6 Director Sir Richard Dearlove's report that "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and the facts were being fixed around the policy"
Bush administration payment of columnists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_administration_payment_of_columnists) to say nice things about administration policies. Illegal payments were made to Armstrong Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Williams) (R), Maggie Gallagher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Gallagher) (R) and Michael McManus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McManus_(columnist)) (R) (2004–2005)
Sandy Berger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Berger) (D) former Clinton security advisor pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully removing classified documents from the National Archives in (2005)
Bernard Kerik (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Kerik) (R) nomination as Secretary of Homeland Security (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_Homeland_Security) derailed by past employment of illegal alien as nanny, and amid allegations of various other ethical improprieties (2004)
Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse) top US officials allow Iraqi prisoners to be tortured for information by US troops (2004-2005)
Plame affair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plame_affair) (2004), in which CIA agent Valerie Plame's name was leaked to the press in retaliation for her husband's criticism of the Bush administration
Kyle Foggo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Foggo) (R) (Dusty) Executive Director of CIA, guilty of bribery February 17, 2007
Lewis Libby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Libby) (R) (Scooter) Chief of Staff to Dick Cheney, convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice March 6, 2007. Sentenced to 30 months and fined $250,000. Commuted by Bush July 1, 2007 CIA leak scandal (2003) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_leak_scandal_(2003)) and Plamegate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plamegate).)
Yellowcake forgery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowcake_forgery): Just prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration presented evidence to the UN that Iraq was seeking material for making nuclear weapons from Africa. Though presented as true, it was later found to be not only dubious but outright false.
Enron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enron) collapse (2002) leading to investigation of Kenneth Lay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lay) (R), a top political ally and financial donor to former President George W. Bush. Lay was found guilty of 10 counts of securities fraud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securities_fraud), but died before sentencing. Attempts to link individual politicians with Enron malfeasance have not been particularly successful, due to the fact that so many politicians of both major parties received campaign contributions (including 158 Republicans and 100 Democrats in Congress (as of 2001) [5] (http://www.opensecrets.org/alerts/v6/enron_cong.asp))

Franco
07-09-2009, 12:01 PM
Well GOLLLEEEE! Imagine that
http://blog.nola.com/news_impact/2009/07/large_jefferson1a.jpg

I know I ALWAYS keep my money that's really going to the Nigerian space program in my fridge!



With 4 black jurors in the U S Senator Willie Jefferson's case, I'll bet he walks free!

Senator Jefferson's daughters are also involved since they are the ones the money was funneled to.

Willie's brother, Moses, is under indictment for bribery of Orleans Parish school officials. Many school board members are under indictment involving this case. And, Moses' main squeeze is under indictment for stealing Fed grant money that was targeted to help the poor!

Oh, and how about Obama's organization, ACORN. We know Attorney General Eric Holder won't touch them!

P S The next major indictment in New Orleans will be Mayor Ray Nagin. Seems like Katrina Ray has been taking bribes, cash and trips in exchange for awarding city contracts.

Raymond Little
07-09-2009, 12:15 PM
With 4 black jurors in the U S Senator Willie Jefferson's case, I'll bet he walks free!

Senator Jefferson's daughters are also involved since they are the ones the money was funneled to.

Willie's brother, Moses, is under indictment for bribery of Orleans Parish school officials. Many school board members are under indictment involving this case. And, Moses' main squeeze is under indictment for stealing Fed grant money that was targeted to help the poor!

Oh, and how about Obama's organization, ACORN. We know Attorney General Eric Holder won't touch them!

P S The next major indictment in New Orleans will be Mayor Ray Nagin. Seems like Katrina Ray has been taking bribes, cash and trips in exchange for awarding city contracts.
Come on Franco, you know Ray is pure as wind driven snow!

Franco
07-09-2009, 12:19 PM
Come on Franco, you know Ray is pure as wind driven snow!


http://blog.nola.com/editorials/2009/07/whats_new_orleans_mayor_ray_na.html
:D

I love the bloggers comments.

K G
07-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Roger, even you should think it's a bit of a stretch to try to blame Enron on the Bush Administration....not surprising, but a stretch, still.....:rolleyes:


Attempts to link individual politicians with Enron malfeasance have not been particularly successful, due to the fact that so many politicians of both major parties received campaign contributions (including 158 Republicans and 100 Democrats in Congress (as of 2001)

Bet I know the name of your favorite song, Roger....here's a hint: it's by Jethro Tull....:cool:

kg

Eric Johnson
07-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Gee. I didn't know we were keeping score. By the criteria used to develop that list, Obama had several scandals before he was even sworn in....mostly to do with non-payment of taxes.

In fact, since you're going to keep the score for us Roger, maybe you can run a little lottery on how many "scandals" President Obama will have before he leaves office.

Eric

badbullgator
07-09-2009, 02:06 PM
Ray-Ray Nagen in trouble???......No way he is pure as the driven slush

Roger Perry
07-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Legislative Branch scandals

Ted Stevens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Stevens) Senator (R-AK) convicted on 7 counts of bribery and tax evasion October 27, 2008. He continued his run for re-election, but lost. Upon review, new Attorney General Eric Holder (D) dismissed the charges "in the interest of justice" stating that the previous (Bush) Justice Department had illegally withheld evidence. Chicago Tribune, Section 1, pg 14, 'US to shelve Holder case' by Josh Meyer, April 2, 2009
Christopher Ward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Ward) (R) treasurer for the National Republican Congressional Committee was accused of embezzling $800,000 during the last six years.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_scandals_of_the_United_States#cite_note-1)
Charles Rangel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rangel) (D-NY) accused of failing to report $75,000 income from the rental of his villa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (September 2008)
Rick Renzi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Renzi) (R-AZ) Announced he would not seek another term. Seven months later, on February 22, 2008 he pleaded not guilty to 35 charges of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering
Jack Abramoff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff) Scandal, (R) lobbyist found guilty of conspiracy, tax evasion and corruption of public officials in three different courts in a wide ranging investigation. Currently serving 70 months and fined $24.7 million. See Scandals, Executive Branch. The following were also implicated:
Tom DeLay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_DeLay) (R-TX) House Majority Leader, reprimanded twice by House Ethics Committee and aides indicted (2004-2005); eventually DeLay himself was indicted (October 2005); DeLay resigned from the House 9 June, 2006.
James W. Ellis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_W._Ellis) (R) runs DeLay’s PAC, indicted
John D. Calyandro (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_D._Calyandro&action=edit&redlink=1) (R) runs Texans for a Republican Majority, indicted
Adam Kidon (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adam_Kidon&action=edit&redlink=1) business partner of Abramoff, pleaded guilty to fraud, sentenced to 70 months
Michael Scanlon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Scanlon) (R) former staff to Tom DeLay: working for Abramoff, pleaded guilty to bribery
Tony Rudy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rudy) (R) former staff to Tom DeLay, pleaded guilty to conspiracy
Robert Ney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ney) (R-OH) bribed by Abramoff, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, sentenced to 30 months
Neil Volz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Volz) (R) former staff to Robert Ney, pleaded guilty to conspiracy
William Heaton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Heaton) (R) former staff to Robert Ney, pleaded guilty to fraud, 24 months probation
John Albaugh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Albaugh) (R) former COS to Ernest Istook (R-OK) pled guilty
Jared Carpenter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Carpenter) (R) Counsel of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, pled guilty to income tax evasion, got 45 days, plus 4 years probation
Robert Coughlin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Coughlin) (R-PA) pled guilty
Adam Kidan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Kidan) private citizen, pled guilty and received 70 months
Trevor Blackann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Blackann) private citizen, pled guilty
James Hirni (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hirni), (R) former staff to Tim Hutchinson (R-AK) indicted for wire fraud
Kevin A. Ring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_A._Ring), (R) former staff to John Doolittle (R-CA) indicted for 10 counts of corruption
John Doolittle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doolittle) (R-CA) both he and his wife are under investigation (January 2008). Under this cloud, Doolittle decided not to run for re-election in November 2008.
Duke Cunningham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Cunningham) (R-CA) pleaded guilty on November 28, 2005 to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. Sentenced to over eight years.
Brent R. Wilkes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_R._Wilkes) defense contractor, bribed Cunningham with $2.4 million, serving 144 months
Thomas Kontogiannis (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thomas_Kontogiannis&action=edit&redlink=1) businessman, sentenced to 97 months
Mitchell Wade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Wade) defense contractor, pleaded guilty to bribery
Kyle Foggo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Foggo) CIA Exec. Director, indicted February 13, 2007 fraud, money laundering, conspiracy
Robert Fromm (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Fromm&action=edit&redlink=1), convicted October 9, 2007
John T. Michael (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_T._Michael&action=edit&redlink=1) Kontogiannis' nephew, convicted February 4, 2008
Cynthia McKinney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney) (D-GA) struck a U.S. Capitol Police officer in the chest after he attempted to stop her from going around a security checkpoint. McKinney apologized on the floor of the House and no charges were filed (March 29, 2006)
William J. Jefferson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Jefferson) (D-LA) in August 2005 the FBI seized $90,000 in cash from Jefferson's home freezer. He was re-elected in 2006. On June 4, 2007, Jefferson was indicted on 16 charges of corruption for accepting bribes from convicted businessman Vernan Jackson. Jefferson pled not guilty. His former Chief of Staff Brett Pfeffer has been sentenced to 84 months. On December 6, 2008, Jefferson lost his bid for reelection
Bill Janklow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Janklow) (R-SD) convicted of second-degree manslaughter for running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist. Resigned from the House and given 100 days in the county jail and three years probation
Robert Torricelli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Torricelli) Senator (D-NJ) after 14 years in the House and one term in the Senate, Torricelli declined to run again when accused of taking illegal contributions from Korean, David Chang (2002)
Jim Traficant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Traficant) (D-OH) found guilty on 10 felony counts of financial corruption, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison and expelled from the House (2002)
Edward Mezvinsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Mezvinsky) (D-IA) Pleaded guilty to 31 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud (2001)

Roger Perry
07-09-2009, 02:30 PM
There are plenty of crooks on both sides of the fence.


1993–2000

Executive Branch scandals

Pardongate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardongate) President Bill Clinton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton) (D) granted 396 pardons at the end of his term, an amount which seemed excessive compared with the 74 granted by his predecessor George H.W. Bush (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H.W._Bush), but not when compared to his predecessor Ronald Reagan who pardoned 393. [3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_scandals_of_the_United_States#cite_note-2)
Henry Cisneros (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cisneros) (D) resigns as Clinton's Housing Secretary and pleads guilty (1999) to lying to the FBI about the amount of money he paid his former mistress, Linda Medlar. He was fined $10,000 (1999)
Ronald Blackley (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ronald_Blackley&action=edit&redlink=1), (D) Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Espy)’s Chief of Staff, sentenced to 27 months for perjury http://laws.findlaw.com/dc/983036a.html (http://laws.findlaw.com/dc/983036a.html) (1999)
Monica Lewinsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Lewinsky) Intern. President Bill Clinton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton) (D) Impeached for lying about his relations with Lewinsky, was found innocent by the Senate and remained in office.(1998)
Teamstergate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teamstergate), in which Teamster president Ron Carey (D) allegedly gave money to Bill Clinton's 1996 presidential campaign and Clinton (D) gave money for Carey's campaign. Carey's re-election was invalidated, though he was later cleared of all charges. No charges were ever filed against the Clintons.
Webster Hubbell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_Hubbell) (D) Associate Attorney General, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion. Sentenced to 21 months in prison (1995)
Whitewater scandal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewater_scandal) (1994-2000) independent counsel Kenneth Starr (R) investigated the Clinton's role in peddling influence for the Whitewater (real estate) Development Corporation while he was Governor of Arkansas. No criminal charges were brought against either President Bill Clinton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton) (D) or First Lady Hillary Clinton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton) (D)
Wampumgate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wampumgate) Bruce Babbitt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Babbitt) (D), Secretary of the Interior 1993–2001, accused of lying to Congress about influencing a 1995 American Indian tribe casino decision. Babbitt was cleared of all wrongdoing.
Filegate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filegate) alleged misuse of FBI resources by Clinton Security Chief, Craig Livingstone (D), to compile an 'enemies' list (1996); Investigation found insufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing
Americorps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americorps) head Eli Segal (D) was briefly investigated for improper campaign fundraising. The independent prosecutor closed the case without bringing charges. (1996) [4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_scandals_of_the_United_States#cite_note-3)
The People's Republic of China campaign finance controversy (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_People%27s_Republic_of_China_c ampaign_finance_controversy&action=edit&redlink=1) (1996) Refers to alleged efforts by China to influence the 1996 elections by directing campaign donations through intermediaries, largely to Democratic candidates including Bill Clinton and Al Gore
Vincent Foster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Foster) (D) the White House lawyer was alleged to have been murdered by either Bill or Hillary Clinton, for various reasons and with varying degrees of involvement. The suicide was investigated by the Park Police Service and FBI, Independent Consultant Robert Fiske and finally by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr all of whom ruled that it was a simple suicide (1993)
White House Coffees (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=White_House_Coffees&action=edit&redlink=1) and Lincoln Bedroom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Bedroom) -- political donations linked to access to President Clinton. No wrongdoing was found.
Travelgate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelgate), involving White House travel agents. In 1998 Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr (R) exonerated President Bill Clinton of any involvement (1993)

Julie R.
07-09-2009, 04:32 PM
Come on, Roger, do us a favor and go delete that dreary drivel. This thread isn't about who's list is longer or who's the most adept at scouring the net and cutting/pasting tedium; it's all about the more entertaining scandals. Except for your stuff, this thread has photos, personalities, cash for favors, grants for lovers, trips and bling for contracts, sex, cash in the freezer, randy old goats chasing former lovers through city parks at dusk, gubmint officials flipping the bird at the media or tricking them into phony press conferences, really fun juicy stuff. No one is interested in reading those lists; go find something really scandalous that adds to this thread instead of just making it longer. In fact, why not delete it and spend that energy to find a really good, juicy CURRENT scandal complete with photos.

Current as in this year, not going back to Bush 1. Surely your own state has some fodder? Surely if you can go back 20 years finding something current should be a piece of cake. Keep looking. No one's being party-specific, but if it's about partying, well, bring it on! This hit parade is meant to entertaining, with photos, and at least one and preferably more of these 3 elements: Cash for votes or influence (cash for sex will do, too) double crossing, and any illegal enterprise.

And stay tuned for Hizzoner updates, the latest scoop is that the stalking charges were dropped, because everyone knows the Park Po Po are racist and have had it in for Hizzoner for years. Top that.....:evilbat:

Roger Perry
07-09-2009, 06:06 PM
Julie, you want current sex scandles?

They all seem to be Republicans

http://salem-news.com/articles/october172007/repub_scandals_10_17_07.php

Julie R.
07-09-2009, 06:19 PM
Julie, you want current sex scandles?

They all seem to be Republicans

http://salem-news.com/articles/october172007/repub_scandals_10_17_07.php

Roger, Roger, Roger! You're still missing the party. Single out one YOU think has good entertainment value and tell us why. Don't just cut and paste. I don't care which party it is.

I rarely open links unless the person who posts is either someone whose posts I enjoy or agree with or a good summary or photo or something accompanies the link that makes me want to open it. Until I see a reason to open your links rather than just researching, cutting and pasting to be annoying I'll pass.

Roger Perry
07-09-2009, 06:40 PM
Ok Julie here are a few.

http://salem-news.com/gphotos/1192582410.jpgPresident of the United States George W. Bush, was accused in a criminal complaint and lawsuit of raping Margie Schoedinger, who later died in a questionable case of suicide. Bush was also accused by Tammy Phillips, a former stripper, who was quoted in the National Enquirer in 2000 saying she had an affair with Bush that had ended in 1999. Another serious question involves statements from the wife of Red Blount, whom Bush campaigned for, while possibly A.W.O.L from the Air National Guard at age 26. She stated that he was "all over their 14 year old daughter." Multiple Sources

http://salem-news.com/gphotos/1192589446.jpgBill O'Reilly is the highly controversial right-wing conservative talk show host on Fox News known for the "O'Reilly factor" and the "no spin zone." O'Reilly is highly contested over his ability to polarize people along political lines. Bill O'Reilly has been sued for sexual harassment by his producer. The female Fox News producer named Andrea Mackris filed a lawsuit claiming that he subjected her to repeated instances of sexual harassment and spoke often, and explicitly, to her about phone sex, vibrators, threesomes, masturbation, the loss of his virginity, and sexual fantasies. He settled with the producer for an undisclosed amount of money.

http://salem-news.com/gphotos/1192580085.jpgParker J. Bena was a Republican activist and a key player in the campaign to elect George W. Bush as President. Bena was charged and later pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and lying to the FBI. Bena reportedly told the feds that he had received an unsolicited e-mail containing pictures of children (some as young as three years old) performing various sexual acts, but agents learned that he had in fact voluntarily entered a number of child pornography websites and downloaded the images himself. This is said to have involved acts with children as young as 3 years old, on his home computer. Parker J. Bena was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000. Source: DemocracyUnderground.com

Julie R.
07-09-2009, 06:45 PM
You're improving Roger, but except for the ancient Bush heresay, they're not elected officials and they're not CURRENT

Roger Perry
07-10-2009, 10:06 AM
Ensign's parents paid off his mistress

July 10, 2009 - 8:11am. http://www.capitolhillblue.com/files/071009ensignap.jpg


Sen. John Ensign: Mommy and daddy tried to help (AP Photo)



By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY



Sen. John Ensign said Thursday his parents gave his mistress and her family nearly $100,000 "out of concern for the well being of longtime family friends during a difficult time," providing his first public acknowledgment that the woman received payments tied to the affair.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/18647

There you go, current and complete with picture. ;)

Franco
08-20-2009, 01:16 PM
Well, we got the 11 count conviction against Willie Jefferson two weeks ago.

Now, can we get a conviction on his brother Moses, see below...

Mose Jefferson hammered by lawyers on unusual nature of his gifts

by Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune Wednesday August 19, 2009, 10:20 PM


http://blog.nola.com/crime_impact/2009/08/large_mose2.jpgJohn McCusker/The Times-PicayuneMose Jefferson heads back into the federal courthouse in New Orleans after a lunch break in his bribery trial Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday attacked Mose Jefferson's contention that the $140,000 he gave former Orleans Parish School Board member Ellenese Brooks-Simms (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/former_school_board_member_ell.html) was simply aid for a cash-strapped friend, repeatedly questioning the defendant on cross-examination about the unusual way he channeled the money to her and asking why he would go to such great lengths to hide an innocent gift.

It is undisputed in the case that Jefferson made three payments to Brooks-Simms, totaling $140,000 (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/04/mose_jefferson_is_indicted_in.html), during a time when the board approved spending nearly $14 million on a computer-based algebra curriculum called I CAN Learn that Jefferson was hawking. Jefferson earned more than $900,000 in commissions for the sales.
Brooks-Simms, who pleaded guilty more than two years ago to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery, has testified that the payments were bribes and that she was selling her influence. But Jefferson has said he gave the money to Brooks-Simms, whom he described as an old friend and a former lover (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/mose_jefferson_ellenese_brooks.html), because she was deeply in debt and caring for an ailing husband.
Jefferson will be back on the stand Thursday for follow-up questioning by his attorney, Mike Fawer. It is unclear whether the federal government will call any rebuttal witnesses. If not, it is possible that the jury could begin deliberations late Thursday, after attorneys present their closing statements and U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon gives instructions on the law.
During more than five hours of cross-examination, prosecutor Michael Simpson focused on the fact that, before making payments to Brooks-Simms, Jefferson moved money from the company that received the commission payments -- B.E.P. Consulting Services Inc. -- to another of his businesses, Southwind Consultants Inc. Another man, Eddy Oliver, signed the checks for that business; Oliver previously testified that he routinely signed pages of checks and gave them to Jefferson to use.
Cloaking check recipient
When presenting checks to Brooks-Simms in December 2003 and January 2004, Jefferson never filled out a recipient, Simpson pointed out. Jefferson testified on Tuesday that he thought Brooks-Simms would give him the name of a company bank account into which the money would be deposited.
But to his dismay, Brooks-Simms didn't have a company, he said. Instead, she decided to write in the name of her daughter, Stacy Simms, he said.
"If you are giving a gift, why not just write out the name? Like people do when they give gifts?" Simpson asked.
"It would be misconstrued, as it is now, " Jefferson responded.
In earlier testimony, Jefferson said he knew it would look improper for Brooks-Simms, as an elected official, to receive money from somebody with business before the school board.
Jefferson's decision to take the witness stand in his own defense (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/mose_jefferson_to_take_the_sta.html) allowed him to explain the $140,000 in his own words.
But it also gave Simpson an opportunity to grill him -- and to repeatedly use the words "payoff" or "kickback" to describe the payments. Simpson also spent hours going over two conversations recorded by the FBI (http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/06/brookssimms_secretly_recorded.html)that show Jefferson repeatedly instructing Brooks-Simms to get the two women whose names were on the checks, Stacy Simms and Rosa Dickerson, to agree to a cover story.
Simpson questioned Jefferson about whether he had ever given anybody else such a generous gift. Jefferson responded that he routinely helps out friends and family members. However, he could not name a person to whom he had shown such largesse.
Combing conversations
Simpson took advantage of the opportunity to slowly go back over transcripts of the May 2007 conversations, recorded by a wire Brooks-Simms was wearing after she agreed to cooperate with federal authorities.
He showed Jefferson a snippet in which he said to Brooks-Simms: "I never gave you a check. I ain't never gave you no money."
"If this was an honest gift, why did you say this?" he asked.
Jefferson responded that he hadn't given Brooks-Simms a check in her name.
Earlier in the day, during direct testimony, Jefferson said he and Brooks-Simms started working out a cover story for the payments but only as a way of shielding her from potential charges. Jefferson said he was concerned when she told him in December 2006 that she hadn't paid taxes on the money.
"I said, 'Well, you might have a little problem, ' " Jefferson testified that he told her.
He said Brooks-Simms asked whether he could say he hired her daughter, perhaps to work on one of his other projects.
But Brooks-Simms testified earlier that that cover story -- that Stacy Simms had done work for Jefferson on a patent project -- was actually Jefferson's idea.
"I believed -- and I still do to this day -- I didn't do anything wrong, " Jefferson said.
But Simpson, showing Jefferson segments of his recorded conversations, sought to prove that Jefferson was the one coming up with phony reasons for payments to Stacy Simms and Dickerson. "Every single page shows you and you alone coming up with the cover story, the concoctions, " he said.
Jefferson disputed that point, emphasizing that Brooks-Simms wanted a cover story. "I thought she was in trouble, " he said.
'A misstatement'
Jefferson did agree with Simpson that the idea that Stacy Simms had worked for him was a "concocted story."
But he had trouble explaining why -- as Simpson pointed out -- he told a federal grand jury in June 2007 that Simms was a consultant for him, helping him "push a program."
"It was a misstatement on my part, " Jefferson said.
Simpson began his cross-examination tackling the most surprising claim Jefferson made in his direct testimony: that he and Brooks-Simms were romantically involved during the 1980s.
Adopting an incredulous tone, Simpson noted that Fawer had not brought up the alleged romance during his opening statement, nor did he question Brooks-Simms about the affair during her three days on the witness stand.
Jefferson told Simpson that he decided to break off the relationship after he became friends with Brooks-Simms' husband.
In the middle of Jefferson's testimony, Lemmon allowed Fawer to put on another witness, the Rev. Zebedee Bridges, a longtime friend of the Jefferson family and a minister Mose Jefferson said he went to for counsel.
Sitting in a wheelchair, Bridges, 83, testified that at some point in the late 1980s or early 1990s, Jefferson told him about an affair he was having with a married woman. But Bridges could not remember the woman's name without prompting from Fawer. He then agreed it had been Brooks-Simms.
Ralph Capitelli, Brooks-Simms' lawyer, said the story of an affair was a lie, and noted that Fawer hadn't questioned his client about it. Brooks-Simms was married to her husband for more than 40 years and never once cheated, he said.
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Julie R.
08-20-2009, 02:18 PM
LMAO, I wonder if Jefferson (and family) or Hizzoner Marion Barry should get the award for "Politician of the Year".

FREE DC FROM THIS BUFFOON!
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0exVeFpfs3bVg/261x.jpg

Barry Criticized Ex-Girlfriend's Work on Contract, E-Mails Show


By Nikita Stewart and Joe Stephens
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:42 PM

NEWLY RELEASED E-MAILS show that earlier this year, D.C. Council
member Marion Barry and his staff criticized work performed by his
then-girlfriend, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, and that her ex-husband
accused Barry of falsifying contract documents in an angry message.
The complaints included Watts-Brighthaupt's spelling, grammar,
tendency to fall behind schedule and failure to be available during
business hours. The e-mails appear to confirm that Barry (D-Ward 8)
and Watts-Brighthaupt traveled together to Las Vegas and Memphis.
Although the city paid for Barry's airfare, the government did not
foot the bill for Watts-Brighthaupt and did not pay for a $736 spa
visit at the Paris hotel during their May trip to Las Vegas, travel
records show. There's more...read here :p http://groups.google.com/group/va.general/browse_thread/thread/75271183ae93b87d
the comments are hilarious this is one of the funnier ones:

"Barry said he has done nothing wrong in using taxpayers' money to
hire a former girlfriend."

And naturally, his "constituents," the stick-it-to-whitey" crowd,
cheer him on -- too dumb to realize he's giving their education and
social services tax monies to whores and nonexistent charities.

Although only in D.C. would a councilman and former mayor state to the press, "Donating" tax dollars to pay for [muh coochie] is "what politicians do!"


"It's 'What Politicians Do' "


"Probe of Tax Money for Grants, Contracts Doesn't Faze Barry"

By Tim Craig and Del Quentin Wilber
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Washington, D.C., council member Marion Barry said he has done nothing
wrong in using taxpayers' money to hire a former girlfriend or provide
grants to nonprofit groups in Ward 8, even as federal law enforcement
officials are reviewing those matters.

A federal law enforcement source described the investigation as a
preliminary examination of information that has emerged in media
accounts the past three weeks. Federal authorities are not sure any
crime has been committed but believe that they would be remiss if they
did not examine such questionable practices, the source said.

Barry (D) was unavailable to comment Monday, but in an interview late
last week, he said he did "what politicians do all over America."

"I make no bones about it: I am going to find as many resources for
Ward 8 as I can, because I am not going to be here long," Barry said.

Barry has acknowledged that last year he gave then-girlfriend Donna
Watts-Brighthaupt a $5,000-a-month city contract to start a leadership
program in Ward 8. Washington City Paper has also reported on nearly
$1 million in earmarks Barry helped secure for organizations in Ward
8. The paper reported that Brenda Richardson, Barry's constituent
services director, appeared to oversee several of the groups that
received the money.

Frederick D. Cooke Jr., Barry's attorney, said he was not aware that
federal investigators were looking into matters involving his client.
But Cooke said he is optimistic it will not progress into a more
comprehensive probe.

"They have not contacted me or my client," Cooke said. "I do know the
FBI has a public integrity [unit], but does this rise to that? I would
be surprised at this point."

A. Scott Bolden, Richardson's attorney, said federal authorities have
not contacted his client. Bolden said he has found nothing to suggest
that Richardson did "anything inappropriate, unethical or illegal."

"My client is fully cooperating and will cooperate with any
investigation going on in terms of [Barry's] conduct or her conduct,"
Bolden said.

The Washington Examiner first reported that the FBI was investigating
Barry. But law enforcement sources cautioned Monday that it is routine
for the agency to track media accounts of ethics-related allegations
made against lawmakers.

In an interview Monday, Watts-Brighthaupt said that federal
investigators have not contacted her but that she will cooperate if
they do.

On July 4, Barry was arrested on a charge of stalking Watts-
Brighthaupt. The U.S. attorney's office later dropped the charge, but
Barry's relationship with Watts-Brighthaupt has led to questions about
how he and other council members spend taxpayers' money.

Barry has dismissed the controversy over Watts-Brighthaupt's city
contract. He said that there is no law against it and that it is
routine for elected officials in the District to give jobs to family
members and friends.

Late last week, Barry said the earmarks stemmed from a request that
D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), chairman of the Finance and
Revenue Committee, made last year to secure a $10 million grant for
Ford's Theatre.

Barry said he was initially opposed to Evans's request but, in an
effort to get more funding for Ward 8, began bartering with Evans and
other council members who needed his vote.

"Jack would help us and other members of the council identify certain
parts of the budget for others," Barry recalled. "That is how it works
down there. I resent the notion that hanky-panky is going on."

Evans was unavailable to comment, but Barry said he ended up with
about $8 million in city funds that he decided to distribute to nearly
40 organizations, many of them in Ward 8.

"I am going to get as many resources as I can for Ward 8," Barry said.
"I don't care who likes it and who doesn't like it."

Washington City Paper focused on six organizations that each received
between $75,000 and $450,000 in taxpayer money from Barry. Some of the
groups received money before they were legally incorporated, it
reported.

Barry said the leaders of the groups had been working in the community
for several years, providing social services on a volunteer basis.
Barry said he decided to "bring some resources to them" after Evans
and other members agreed to free up money for Ward 8 in the fiscal
2009 budget.

After the grants were approved last spring, Council Chairman Vincent
C. Gray (D) implemented new rules requiring groups that receive
earmarks to be registered nonprofits. Barry said he then, acting on
advice from Gray, tasked Richardson with helping to make sure that the
organizations became incorporated.

"I told Brenda to get it done, and she got it done," Barry said.

Questions have been raised about whether some signatures on the
incorporation papers were forged. But Barry said those allegations are
untrue. He said he has documents showing that some of the people
involved sign their names two different ways.

"These groups were set up for the betterment of Ward 8, and my client
was the project director and doesn't know anything about forged
signatures," Bolden said.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR200... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR2009072701210.html?sub=AR)

Julie R.
09-23-2009, 04:24 PM
Let's add another to the list of corrupt, tax cheating politicians, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who has been conspicuously absent on Obongocare despite his influential position as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee (or is that Ways to cheat on your taxes and Means to pay off the ethics committee?) Well, other than stating the opposition to health care reform is racist. It seems the good Congressman is busy with some troubles of his own, chief among them failing to report over $1,000,000 of income on his tax returns dating back to at least 2001.
http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/files/Rangel%20Smiling.jpg



Dishonorable mentions




Dubious Accounting Shadows Top Democrat



By Staff, WWJ Newsradio 950
September 23, 2009
Washington (CBS) -- He's one of the most powerful and longest-serving members of Congress, but today Charles Rangel is grabbing headlines for quite another reason - his dubious accounting.
In new reports filed during the dead of summer recess, Rangel fessed up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in income, bank accounts and property he hadn't reported before, reports CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson.

Rangel, of all people, should know a thing or two about money. He heads the powerful House tax committee known as "Ways and Means."
"They're responsible for the tax code and here he is saying he can't fill out his financial disclosure forms," said Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. Two House ethics investigations are already chewing on a mound of allegations against Rangel:
• failing to report rental income and pay taxes on a villa in the Dominican Republic
• failing to report income from a condo sale in Florida
• accepting an improper deal to rent a group of Harlem apartments
• raising money for a charity in his name from donors with business interests before his committee
• violating a ban on lobbyist-paid trips
Rangel has denied any wrongdoing. Members of Congress are supposed to disclose their assets in an annual report, and lying would be a federal crime. Values are reported in ranges rather than exact numbers.
Rangel's original form for 2007 left off major assets he's now owned up to: stock, bonds, property and other investments. The biggest omissions were two large accounts worth a quarter to a half million dollars each.
"Americans have to wonder: was that a willful failure to disclose or was that sloppy? If that is sloppy, how is it somebody forgets about a $150,000 checking account?" Sloan said. There's evidence Rangel's troubles have become a liability for Democrats. Though his committee is a key player in health care reform, he hasn't been placed in the usual front-and-center role.
"He can be a very visible, engaging personality. And the fact that he hasn't been visible I think is telling," said political analyst Stu Rothenberg. CBS News asked every Democrat on Rangel's Health Subcommittee for an interview on his effectiveness in leading the committee, but none would talk with us. Neither would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nor Rangel's No. 2 on the Ways and Means Committee.
Rangel wouldn't talk with us either. At a news conference last year, he was at times cavalier and defiant when pressed on one facet of the investigations.
"God damn, I think, I really think, I think you're being annoying now because you cannot be creative," Rangel said at the time. The new disclosures put Rangel's net assets at up to $2.5 million. That makes him worth up to twice what he originally claimed - except when it comes to political capital.

gman0046
09-23-2009, 08:09 PM
They sure do have a lot in common. How did Obongo get to be a multi millionaire? Can any Democrats tell us were he worked before now? He's never run anything.

Julie R.
09-23-2009, 09:11 PM
They sure do have a lot in common. How did Obongo get to be a multi millionaire? Can any Democrats tell us were he worked before now? He's never run anything.

Ahhh yes but remember Obongo learned all his skills and gained all his worldy experince working for ACORN. Maybe he and his wife and kids are still on the payroll. After all, no one seems to be able to account for all those billions of tax dollars that go to ACORN, and no one seems to be able to explain exactly what it is they do other than obtain fraudulent votes and offer tax advice for criminal enterprises. Would anyone really be surprised to find out half or more of the current administration including the POTUS is on the ACORN payroll? ;-)

YardleyLabs
09-23-2009, 09:46 PM
They sure do have a lot in common. How did Obongo get to be a multi millionaire? Can any Democrats tell us were he worked before now? He's never run anything.
It helps to have written two best selling books, the second of which out sold not only all other books by politicians (Trent Lott, the Clintons, etc.) but even such authors as Grisham. In 2006 alone royalties totaled more than $700,000 from book sales and that was before he became well known as a candidate. That, combines with Michelle's salary as a hospital administrator, has given them annual incomes in excess of $1 million for several years.

M&K's Retrievers
09-23-2009, 11:46 PM
[QUOTE=YardleyLabs; That, combines with Michelle's salary as a hospital administrator, has given them annual incomes in excess of $1 million for several years.[/QUOTE]

Jeff, you have all the facts so set me straight please.It's my understanding that Michelle's salary was in the $300,000 range but when she resigned her position was not filled. Sounds a little hokey to me. :confused:

Julie R.
09-24-2009, 08:41 AM
It helps to have written two best selling books, the second of which out sold not only all other books by politicians (Trent Lott, the Clintons, etc.) but even such authors as Grisham. In 2006 alone royalties totaled more than $700,000 from book sales and that was before he became well known as a candidate. That, combines with Michelle's salary as a hospital administrator, has given them annual incomes in excess of $1 million for several years.

Who bought all those books, ACORN?

Hew
09-24-2009, 09:11 AM
It helps to have written two best selling books, the second of which out sold not only all other books by politicians (Trent Lott, the Clintons, etc.) but even such authors as Grisham. In 2006 alone royalties totaled more than $700,000 from book sales and that was before he became well known as a candidate. That, combines with Michelle's salary as a hospital administrator, has given them annual incomes in excess of $1 million for several years.
Haahaa. Funny you mention his books....

A best-selling biographer's new book about Obama confirms what has been suspected by some...that Obama's first book was ghost written by American terrrorist William Ayers. You know, the guy who during the campaign Obama claimed "was just some guy who lived in my neighborhood."

Per the book, "In the end, Ayers' contribution to Barack's 'Dreams From My Father' would be significant – so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayerss own writing." http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=110781

YardleyLabs
09-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Haahaa. Funny you mention his books....

A best-selling biographer's new book about Obama confirms what has been suspected by some...that Obama's first book was ghost written by American terrrorist William Ayers. You know, the guy who during the campaign Obama claimed "was just some guy who lived in my neighborhood."

Per the book, "In the end, Ayers' contribution to Barack's 'Dreams From My Father' would be significant – so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayerss own writing." http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=110781
Personally, I could care less. However, given that Cashill leaps to the conclusion that a reference by Ayers to "drinking the kool aid" at the Washington Examiner references the Jonestown suicides (I suspect it was actually a reference to Ken Kesey, given the source), I'm not sure I would trust anything he or his disciples say.

Uncle Bill
09-24-2009, 11:34 AM
Personally, I could care less. However, given that Cashill leaps to the conclusion that a reference by Ayers to "drinking the kool aid" at the Washington Examiner references the Jonestown suicides (I suspect it was actually a reference to Ken Kesey, given the source), I'm not sure I would trust anything he or his disciples say.

Is it possible for you to be anymore "in the tank" for this phoney than you are? Is there no end to the excuses you are willing to make, to justify your sword wounds? Will the time ever come that you will concede you have thrown considerable equity down the drain for this corrupt, inept, front man for the Chicago syndicate? Ayers and the other 'chain-pullers' must be amused by how easily folks like you are blinded by their cleverness and cunning.

Are you also applauding his incredulous and constant blame he places on this nation for all the worlds problems? Just curious if you too have become as un-American as he and his telepromter is.

UB

Hew
09-25-2009, 08:57 AM
Personally, I could care less. That's disappointing that you wouldn't care that Obama lied through his teeth about his relationship with a known terrorist. However, given that Cashill leaps to the conclusion that a reference by Ayers to "drinking the kool aid" at the Washington Examiner references the Jonestown suicides (I suspect it was actually a reference to Ken Kesey, given the source), I'm not sure I would trust anything he or his disciples say. The quote I posted above that contends Ayers wrote Obama's book is from a book written by a well-known author with 13 NYT best sellers to his credit; not Cashill. I'm not quite sure what Cashill's track record has to do with it; unless you're saying he misquoted Anderson's book.


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Gerry Clinchy
09-25-2009, 10:51 AM
IF this is accurate, it should be making some waves.

IF there was a neighbor in the old neighborhood that openly said that BO and Ayres were friends (i.e. more than "a guy who lived in my neighborhood"), that should be verifiable by other media.

IF this is accurate, BO would join "Tricky Dick" in the hall if infamy among US Presidents. His ability to prevaricate without blinking would be comparable to Slick Willy.

M&K's Retrievers
09-27-2009, 05:16 PM
Jeff, you have all the facts so set me straight please.It's my understanding that Michelle's salary was in the $300,000 range but when she resigned her position was not filled. Sounds a little hokey to me. :confused:

Hmmmmmm?? Never did get an answer.....:confused:

YardleyLabs
09-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Hmmmmmm?? Never did get an answer.....:confused:
You would have to ask her employer. When I was a partner at Ernst & Young, we would have thought nothing of paying that amount to get someone we believed would make a difference. If that person left, we would not necessarily ever fill that position again. At that level, we created positions to fit the person and judged performance based on results.

M&K's Retrievers
09-27-2009, 06:22 PM
You would have to ask her employer. When I was a partner at Ernst & Young, we would have thought nothing of paying that amount to get someone we believed would make a difference. If that person left, we would not necessarily ever fill that position again. At that level, we created positions to fit the person and judged performance based on results.

I could be wrong but it's my understanding that the 20 hour per week position didn't exist before her employment nor after she left. Make a difference, bring or buy influence, repay a debt or funnel money.. looks shakey to me.

Julie R.
09-28-2009, 07:34 AM
I could be wrong but it's my understanding that the 20 hour per week position didn't exist before her employment nor after she left. Make a difference, bring or buy influence, repay a debt or funnel money.. looks shakey to me.

Funny, I got the same impression as you did about Michelle's "position". Sounds a lot like her hire was yet another example for the 'hit parade' thread....yet another example of corruption and votes and influence for sale or for rent by Obongo & company.

I hear she's now pimping Chitcago for the Olympics (wonder if the Special Olympics and/or Paralympics will be held there immediately after? ;-))
Anyone want to lay bets on Mrs. Obongo's appointement to the IOC shortly?

Raymond Little
09-28-2009, 07:50 AM
Funny, I got the same impression as you did about Michelle's "position". Sounds a lot like her hire was yet another example for the 'hit parade' thread....yet another example of corruption and votes and influence for sale or for rent by Obongo & company.

I hear she's now pimping Chitcago for the Olympics (wonder if the Special Olympics and/or Paralympics will be held there immediately after? ;-))
Anyone want to lay bets on Mrs. Obongo's appointement to the IOC shortly?
IOC Corrupt? Come on:rolleyes:
http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=733 (http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=733)http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/olympics_2012/3939219.stm
http://www.no2010.com/node/212

Roger Perry
10-02-2009, 08:05 AM
Ensign screws around with aide's wife, ethics laws


Like too many elected officials, Sen. John Ensign likes to screw around. He nailed Cynthia Hampton, a campaign worker.
Hampton was also the wife of his top Washington aide: Douglas Hampton.
So Ensign tried to smooth things over by helping Hampton get a job with some of his fatcat supporters.
Hampton, with Ensign's help, landed a good gig with a political consulting firm and the Senator who screwed his wife helped out by lining up campaign donors as clients.
Which put Hampton in violation of ethics laws that bar senior Senate aides from lobbying their old place of employment for at least a year after leaving the job.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/19927

Julie R.
02-04-2010, 07:39 PM
It's time to bump this thread back up to see what some of our favorite felons have been up to.

Give it up for our crooked elected officials!:bday:

Charm City mayor Sheila Dixon was finally forced to resign under the terms of her sentencing for stealing gift cards for the poor and accepting lavish gifts from her boo, a prominent Baltimore slumlord. She gave a jaunty farewell address, refusing to admit to any wrong doings, just hours after her replacement was sworn in.

No word yet if she flipped her middle finger, ooops, adjusted her glasses, at the reporters.
http://blogs.bet.com/news/newsyoushouldknow/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/news_bb_sheiladixonmiddlefinger.jpg

And good ole Ray Nagin rides into town on his white horse and tells New Orleans he's goin' to da Superbowl on their nickel.
http://www.beegewelborn.com/swillstuff/naginmardigraszulu.jpghttp://www.blackfive.net/photos/uncategorized/r1697962412.jpg


New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has landed himself a ticket to the Super Bowl - and the taxpayers are footing the bill.

Nagin expressed shock last week that as the city's chief executive, he only had been offered the option to buy tickets in a "nosebleed section" of Sun Life Stadium in Miami, where the Saints make their Super Bowl debut Sunday.

Heaven forbid he might have to sit in a cheap seat at the Superbowl. Or pay for an upgrade hisself.


But Nagin told a local radio station this morning that his fortunes have changed, though he wasn't specific about where he'll be sitting or with whom he's traveling. "The Saints have come through. I got some good seats," the mayor told WBOK radio.

"I paid for them," Nagin told host Gerod Stevens before correcting himself. "Well, the city paid for them because this is an official visit, a business trip."

Note he had to fight his natural instinct to lie and say he paid for them, probably because he's already been caught in so many lies.


Nagin said he consulted City Attorney Penya Moses-Fields about whether he should find "another way to pay for" the trip. Gov. Bobby Jindal, for instance, has said he'll tap his campaign account to finance a one-day jaunt for himself and his wife to the big game. Nagin's latest campaign finance report, filed Saturday with the state Ethics Administration, shows $101,996 in his campaign account.

But Nagin said Moses-Fields assured him that City Hall could foot the bill, especially since New Orleans was chosen last year to host Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome. Though City Hall surely will play a large role in planning the event, the game in 2013 will come more than 2 1/2 years after Nagin leaves office in May.

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/02/new_orleans_mayor_ray_nagin_he.html

What a miserable, swindling, lying POS! Found this picture of him, WTH? At first I thought it was photoshopped, but, apparently not. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ih44QfUfNns/R7S9JI-lPHI/AAAAAAAADAk/wndR7jhXdys/s400/Nagin.JPG


Is he trying to play Cops N Robbers? Note where he's pointing that gun as he hams it up. Poor Gilbert Arenas, I guess only basketbrawl players lose their jobs for horseplay with guns.

Franco
02-04-2010, 08:39 PM
Well lets see;

Mayor Ray Nagim didn't like his endzone seats given to him for Sunday's Super Bowl so, he used taxpayer money o buy better seats as well as all air & ground transport, hotel meals, tips etc. Interesting is he is usually nowhere to be found and nothing at City Hall gets done. He allows city employees to wear slippers, hair curlers, and spandex to work at City Hall.
Wish he would get lost in Haiti.

xDem Senator Willie Jefferson is sitting in some foreign resort waiting to serve 10 years in the Fed Country Club. Remember Willie, with the 90k cash in th freezer? That was just a small piece of the Sarah Lee pie.

Willie's brother Moses, his sister, Moses' main squeeze, and neice are all indicted. They were busted for stealing Federal Grant Money targeting the poor. It was thier own little ACORN. Moses is awaiting sentencing now. Should get a minimum 12 years.

K G
02-05-2010, 12:11 AM
Hmmm...wonder who those decorations belong to the on the uniform he's "wearing?" If they're not his, what a travesty....he has -zero- shame....:rolleyes:

k g

Franco
02-09-2010, 12:42 PM
Hmmm...wonder who those decorations belong to the on the uniform he's "wearing?" If they're not his, what a travesty....he has -zero- shame....:rolleyes:

k g

That could be a photo from his recent trip to Cuba. A trip he said he took to learn more about hurricane protection! Many are speculating that as the Feds close in on Ray Ray, that he will flee to Cuba.

In all the euphoria surrounding last weekend's Super Bowl and Ricky Jackson getting voted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, I completely forgot about New Orleans having a Mayoral Election as well as elections for City Councilmen. No surprise here, with the shift in the city's demographics, moderate Mitch Landreau was elected Mayor. Mitch isn't nearly as feeble as his sister, Senator Mary Landreau. Also, for the first time in 30 years, the face of the City Council is much different.

Julie R.
07-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Bump... with the news Ray Ray Nagin has been sentenced, I thought it was time to resurrect this thread about the hit parade of self serving, lying, swindling politicians.

freezeland
07-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Amen, there is a whole bunch of em that like the Chicago way of doing things. Mayor Emanuel, Hillary Rodem Clinton, Big ears Barry, the Wookie Michelle to name a few. It would be nice to see em all go down and have a trip to the big house.

james durfee
07-10-2014, 10:01 AM
It goes back to the 80's and involves S&L crisis.

http://rationalrevolution.net/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

BonMallari
07-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Amen, there is a whole bunch of em that like the Chicago way of doing things. Mayor Emanuel, Hillary Rodem Clinton, Big ears Barry, the Wookie Michelle to name a few. It would be nice to see em all go down and have a trip to the big house.

you left out the puppet master herself Valerie Jarrett...BHO doesnt take a dump without taking a cue from her

freezeland
07-10-2014, 10:38 AM
you left out the puppet master herself Valerie Jarrett...BHO doesnt take a dump without taking a cue from her

Your right about that, she is one evil witch.........

Julie R.
07-10-2014, 07:11 PM
It goes back to the 80's and involves S&L crisis.

http://rationalrevolution.net/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

And you consider that a credible source? ((((eyeroll)))) We aren't talking about lefty talking points "it's all Bush's fault" nor are we talking about the S&L scandal, who cares if a bunch of bankers rob each other? This thread is about ELECTED OFFICIALS trading votes for cash, stealing taxpayers' money, taking bribes, arranging lucrative govt. contracts for their cronies, etc. Stick to the topic at hand. This one's not even political.

swliszka
07-10-2014, 07:28 PM
The girls are back !

james durfee
07-11-2014, 07:19 AM
And you consider that a credible source? ((((eyeroll)))) We aren't talking about lefty talking points "it's all Bush's fault" nor are we talking about the S&L scandal, who cares if a bunch of bankers rob each other? This thread is about ELECTED OFFICIALS trading votes for cash, stealing taxpayers' money, taking bribes, arranging lucrative govt. contracts for their cronies, etc. Stick to the topic at hand. This one's not even political.


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Correct me if I'm wrong. Wasn't George Sr and Jr both elected officials that were involved in the S&L scandal. They are crooked as a dog's hind leg. Iraq war and Halliburton come to mind.

schusker
07-11-2014, 10:09 AM
And here is one of the biggest....
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/314025/how-did-harry-reid-get-rich-betsy-woodruff#!