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
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.
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.
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.
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What do all these crooks have in common?
"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching"....J.C. Watts
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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.
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
Poor 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?
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