Instant Karma

We’re crying crocodile tears – full of insincerity. Our croc tears are almost tears of joy. Why? Not only are big Big Media outlets in trouble but in addition our Dimocrat friends are walking down the road on their journey of discovery to learn what we have known for far too long:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

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Here are some rib ticklers sure to get those chuckle tears flowing:

John Kerry is cranky, angry, and disappointed to find himself under A Streetcar Named B.O.:

Word from Capitol Hill is that, despite his kind words for Hillary Clinton yesterday, Sen. John Kerry is angry and disappointed about not being considered a serious candidate for Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

“He’s pretty PO’d,” said Someone Who Knows. “After going from the early front-runner to not even being considered, he’s pretty disappointed.” [snip]

“He was out there early for Obama but it didn’t do him much good,” said our spy.

“He’s bored with being a senator,” said another political source.

The PINOs are slipping into consciousness too, somewhat.

Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.

Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil. He’s hedged his call for a quick drawdown in Iraq. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left.

Now some are shedding a reluctance to puncture the liberal euphoria at being rid of President George W. Bush to say, in effect, that the new boss looks like the old boss.

“He has confirmed what our suspicions were by surrounding himself with a centrist to right cabinet. But we do hope that before it’s all over we can get at least one authentic progressive appointment,” said Tim Carpenter, national director of the Progressive Democrats of America.

OpenLeft blogger Chris Bowers went so far as to issue this plaintive plea: “Isn’t there ever a point when we can get an actual Democratic administration?

Love those slap-happy PINOs. When we write Obama Is The Third Bush Term they get upset with us. But now the PINOs are in “new boss = old boss” mode. The PINOs are pining for a real Democratic administration, like, say….

Didn’t these PINOs ever hear that Obama is a product of the Chicago machine where every new boss is the old boss? Now these astute PINOs are quoting us and saying they are now going to hold Obama’s feet to the fire. PINOs now say they will watch the same feet Obama warmed in the many mahogony fireplaces in his Rezko financed mansion.

Even supporters make clear they’re on the lookout for backsliding. “There’s a concern that he keep his basic promises and people are going to watch him,” said Roger Hickey, a co-founder of Campaign for America’s Future.

PINOs are making a list of Obama broken promises and it’s not even January.

Obama drew rousing applause at campaign events when he vowed to tax the windfall profits of oil companies. As president-elect, Obama says he won’t enact the tax.

Obama’s pledge to repeal the Bush tax cuts and redistribute that money to the middle class made him a hero among Democrats who said the cuts favored the wealthy. But now he’s struck a more cautious stance on rolling back tax cuts for people making over $250,000 a year, signaling he’ll merely let them expire as scheduled at the end of 2010.

Obama’s post-election rhetoric on Iraq and choices for national security team have some liberal Democrats even more perplexed. As a candidate, Obama defined and separated himself from his challengers by highlighting his opposition to the war in Iraq from the start. He promised to begin to end the war on his first day in office.

Now Obama’s says that on his first day in office he will begin to “design a plan for a responsible drawdown,” as he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

Bill Clinton was The Promise Keeper. “And this is emblematic of the most underappreciated legacies of Clinton’s presidency: his consistent efforts to follow through—and deliver—on his very many, and quite specific, campaign promises.”

Only now are the PINOs realizing Obama can’t be trusted and Obama flowery words do not translate into action.

“There don’t seem to be any liberals in Obama’s cabinet,” writes John Aravosis, the editor of Americablog.com. “What does all of this mean for Obama’s policies, and just as important, Obama Supreme Court announcements?”

“Actually, it reminds me a bit of the campaign, at least the beginning and the middle, when the Obama campaign didn’t seem particularly interested in reaching out to progressives,” Aravosis continues. “Once they realized that in order to win they needed to marshal everyone on their side, the reaching out began. I hope we’re not seeing a similar ‘we can do it alone’ approach in the transition team.”

This isn’t the first liberal letdown over Obama, who promptly angered the left after winning the Democratic primary by announcing he backed a compromise that would allow warrantless wiretapping on U.S. soil to continue.

You can’t make this up. During the primaries the PINOs never asked “Change, to what?” Now they are upset. David Corn appears to be getting ready to go after the Frankenstein monster of the Chicago machine:

David Corn, Washington bureau chief of the liberal magazine Mother Jones, wrote in Sunday’s Washington Post that he is “not yet reaching for a pitchfork.”

But the headline of his op-ed sums up his point about Obama’s Cabinet appointments so far: “This Wasn’t Quite the Change We Envisioned.

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Big Media, bereft of credibility is now suffering in the marketplace. Americans increasingly are turning away from Big Media blowhards who deliver gullible opinion and character assasination but do not vet nor report the news. There are many reasons for the mess Big Media is in but loss of credibility is clearly one of them.

The Chicago Tribune is in trouble. It has filed for bankruptcy protection.

The Miami Herald is in trouble too. The better than average Big Media McClatchy Company is selling the Herald.

The irresponsible Clinton Hate Machine known as the New York Times is in trouble too.

The New York Times Company plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits. [snip]

Standard & Poor’s recently lowered its credit rating on the Times Company below investment grade, and Moody’s Investors Service has said it was considering a similar move.

The goons at NBC/MSNBC are in trouble too. Our croc tears are flowing.

A terrible fall season at NBC is forcing the network to consider scaling back the number of hours it airs programming, Chief Executive Jeff Zucker told an investor conference Monday.
While NBC will continue to fund the creation of pilots, Zucker told analysts at a media investor conference sponsored by UBS that NBC is considering cutting the number of hours or perhaps even the number of nights it provides programming. [snip]

Zucker’s comments came after the company last week laid off 500 employees—about 3 percent of its work force of 15,000—as part of a plan to trim $500 million next year. [snip]

Zucker said he did not blame the poor ratings at NBC on NBC Entertainment co-chairmen Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff. [snip]

Zucker also said there needs to be a major change at its 10 owned-and-operated local TV stations, which have been hard-hit by a decline in advertising, especially from the auto sector.

“We’re in an era where if we don’t change the models of these local TV stations, we will be newspapers, we will be car companies,” he said. “I don’t want to be a company that files for bankruptcy.”

Try reporting the news not Obama worship services, Jeff.

Karma ain’t pretty. The tears on our cheeks are from laughter.

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163 thoughts on “Instant Karma

  1. Right, Admin, karma ain’t it lovely and does it not feeellll so good?
    But as your previous post reminded us, history is our teacher.

    Wait, but don’t blame me, I voted for Hillary and McPalin!!!!!

  2. Bill Clinton was The Promise Keeper. “And this is emblematic of the most underappreciated legacies of Clinton’s presidency: his consistent efforts to follow through—and deliver—on his very many, and quite specific, campaign promises.”

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    Amen Admin!

    And on top of everything, I keep getting this feeling that Obama is scared out of his mind. I really think he is going to need bi-quarterly vacations from the stress of swirling around in his executive chair in the Square Office (I know longer consider it an Oval one). 😉

  3. Well said, Admin!
    I like to think that in my small way, I’ve helped bring about the demise of the Tribune and the Times by cancelling our subscriptions. The crocodile tears really rolled down my face when the New York Times sent a letter telling me that no matter whom they had endorsed in the election, if I cancelled, I’d miss all their great features and the book section!

  4. Yes JFK was a real Naval hero, blasted out of his PT boat and saved several members of his squad, even tho his back was severely damaged.
    .

    Hillary was only 13 or 14 when JFK was campaigning in Chicago

    To make things just a little straighter:

    Small farmers have been screwed by corporate farmers. the farm bill, banks and an unnamed farmer’s organization for years. For a bit of background, see Farm Crisis clips of the 80s, Farm Aid concerts organized by Willie Nelson…this year’s concert will featured Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson,John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews, plus other top artists, and a great film produced by Jessica Lange called “Country”…she was also the star.

    We suffered many suicides/early deaths and family breakups. Many farmers moved into town to live with friends or family after the auction…and 20 years later they still blame themselves. It ain’t pretty…and after 20 years, it’s still painful.

    Most of the farm kids I know go to really small schools or to Land Grant state scools…IA State IL State Penn State Cornell etc, etc.

  5. Admin–brilliant analysis. And a ghost of Christmases to come.

    Henry–the problem with the farm bill is the principle beneficiaries are the big corporate farms and ranches. Agri-business–not the small farmer. I worked on legislation in that area and saw the abuses. It was like our foreign aid programs–the money never got to the people who needed it. Public servants like Pulombo, Cooley, Venemen et. al saw to that–while they were flying around in corporate jets.

  6. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I will prove to you that . . . . you have been deceived.

    That is persuasive. Nobody likes to be deceived. It makes them mad. And you want them mad so they punish the perpetrator of the deception–your opponent.

    Sooner or later it will happen to bambi.

  7. My laptop was out of commission over the weekend and I could not get to comment here with my desktop using IE. Don’t know if others had the same problem.

    Well I wrote my second post for NQ. It is about that juvenile groper — you know what I am talking about.

    One more piece of info. This is what Chomsky had to say about Summers, another nuisance:
    Rubin was replaced as Treasury Secretary by Summers, who presided over legislation barring federal regulation of derivatives, the “weapons of mass destruction” (Warren Buffett) that helped plunge financial markets to disaster. He ranks as “one of the main villains in the current economic crisis,” according to Dean Baker, one of the few economists to have warned accurately of the impending crisis. Placing financial policy in the hands of Rubin and Summers is “a bit like turning to Osama Bin Laden for aid in the war on terrorism,” Baker adds.

    long article about the election, here is the link if you like:
    http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/19749

  8. JanH

    Are you kidding me? It took Pickleface Kerry this long to congratulate Hillary?

    What a sorry excuse for supposed officer and a gentleman.

  9. pm317

    We all!!!had a lost weekend and had to clean house or other non fun things because admin needed to give her software setup a spa weekend…

    We are all a little hungover because of it.

    Thing is…she warned us.

  10. What a sorry excuse for supposed officer and a gentleman
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    It is pretty incredible if you think about it. Kerry was one of his mentors. Gave him a speaking role at the 2004 convention. Sort of plucked him from obscuity. I bet that loon he is married to has used the word judas once or twice. But politics aside can you think of anyone less qualified to be secretary of state than Kerry–I mean anyone besides the other Judas (Richardson).

  11. No Supreme review of the NJ lawsuit:
    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081208/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_obama
    Berg appeal still pending.

  12. Thing is…she warned us.
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    Emjay, you know something we don’t? (Don’t spoil my fantasy. 😉

  13. Emjay
    I apologize if I offended you and your experience which is most likely more comprehensive than my experience. I simplu relate what I experienced in the late eighties which to me seemed to be a bunch of students able to attend college at Purdue crying for help for the survival of thier parents farms. The homes of my classmates were estates by my standards and all had domestic help. Sory I grew up in Clairton PA and saw the devestation that can befall a dislocated worker and by that I do not mean being forced to sell a tract of land which you can not make profitable. I have a first hand memory of groceries being stolen from the back of my grandmothers yellow duster by people who needed to eat. Selling a farm cause it cannot compete seems like the right thing to do. Holding out and forcing the govt to spend more money on a farmer keeping his home than a diligent worker doing his best to save his job doesn’t float with me.

  14. Henry

    I just said a little straighting.

    Some of those farms were century farms, in the same family for over 100 years.

    Wait til I tell people at the cafe’ in the morning… they will ROTFL when I tell them I know someone who visited farmers in central Indiana who had domestic help, in the 80s no less.

    Unbelieveable.

  15. Emjay
    I respect you and do not want to create any dissonance. I was attending Purdue University in 1986 and I heard the screams of the small farmer as loud as anyone in America. My problem is and I stand behind it, losing one’s farm replete with domestics is not parallell to people who lost the a two bedroom townhouse and the ability to feed with pride thier own children. Again my view may be jaundiced as I have seen a 50k a year job can turn into 300 wk unemployment with zero chance of ever attainning the same income first hand. The fear of not being able to send thier children to a state college was one that they could not afford as they themselves were struggling to be admitted to certificate programs in the autumn of thier lives in order to stay afloat.

  16. Yeh!…we are all back together again…!

    Admin…truer words were never spoken…

    …weren’t we all saying a while back that the day would come when…

    …”we told you so”…

  17. Admin, I think the credibility collapse is the main reason BM is foundering.

    ‘Big Media, bereft of credibility is now suffering in the marketplace. Americans increasingly are turning away from Big Media blowhards who deliver gullible opinion and character assasination but do not vet nor report the news. There are many reasons for the mess Big Media is in but loss of credibility is clearly one of them.’

  18. ‘Big Media, bereft of credibility is now suffering in the marketplace. Americans increasingly are turning away from Big Media blowhards who deliver gullible opinion and character assasination but do not vet nor report the news. There are many reasons for the mess Big Media is in but loss of credibility is clearly one of them.’
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    Big Media is a bad joke. We no longer listen to them, much less trust their opinions.

  19. wbboie
    and the difference between a small farmer and a small restauranteur is?
    the little guy gets screwed but I do believe that if the economy says it makes sense to have a denny’s as opposed to a mom and pop diner than the dennys survives. If print media is dying RIP I wept for the demise months ago, The small farm? I think is a relic and personally believe thatthe writing had been on the wall for a long time. Were corporate farms given an unfair advantage? To my knowledge yes, but I cannot see how the independent should or can compete with a properly managed corporate model. I feel the same about my local diner. I go for its charm and the waitress calling me hon. The biz is slow and if I wanted more choloric bang for my buck I’d hit dennys or mcdonalds. Yet I do not feel that because a big corporation can buy bacon at a tenth the price that the gov’t should step in.

  20. Re Summers have you seen what he’s been saying lately? For most of the 90s the GOP controlled Congress; the Clintons got the best compromises they could. He’s working on the ‘sequel’ to the 90s prosperity policies — tweaking what didn’t work, making a second generation system that corrects and adjusts course.

    Look for NYT links at my blog http://pumaforsummers.blogspot.com

  21. Good point henry. If cost is all that matters it is a race to the bottom. The corporate model gives low cost but a dead soul. People are reduced to machines. And the country with the lowest standard of living and a trainable workfoce wins. If that is to be our fate, I am ready at any time to check out. Take me Lord.

  22. funny that the blue collar earner is perhaps the biggest parton of the walmarts and other companies responsible for,on the one hand providing a cheap toy but on the other denying your neighbors neighbor a job. I guess no one cares til it hits home. And then its too late and unfair that it happenned to them.

  23. AP video headline on yahoo
    Vampires living among us.
    And we are supposed to consider them a venerable news org?
    Hmmmm, but now that I think about it Matthews is of a very pale deathlike pallor and I for one have never seen his show or him during daylight hours. My dog also runs screeching from the room when by mistake he is permitted on my TV.

  24. Wbboei

    Beyond my just hearing the words on c-span radio, you wanted the source. This was from ABC with George Yesterday. Got this off NexusLexsus.

    WASHINGTON Dec. 7

    U.S. current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Hillary Rodham Clinton is “going to be terrific” after taking office as the next top diplomat, according to a TV interview available on Sunday.

    “She’s terrific,” Rice told ABC television. “I have known her for a long time, ever since she brought her freshman daughter ( Chelsea) to Stanford (University) when I was provost at Stanford.”

    “I think she’s going to be terrific,” Rice said of the former first lady.

    Clinton, who was defeated by President-elect Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primaries, was nominated as the next secretary of state last week.

    Rice said that her presumptive successor is intelligent, loves the United States and has faith in the country’s values, which was Obama’s terrific choice.

    “She also has what’s most important to be secretary of state, and that is that you love this country and you represent it from the basic of faith in its values, and I know that she will do that, ” said the outgoing secretary.

    Clinton is leaving her current job as a New York Senator and joining the State of Department on Jan. 20 as Obama is sworn in to the White House.

  25. henry Says:

    December 8th, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    Anywho I vented way too much this evening and I apologize if I offended anyone. BUT DAMN I AM PISSED.
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    About what or whom are you PO’d?

  26. Thanks emjay. As I suspected, there was more to her comments than what those AP scumbags reported.

    Generally a good article. However one sentence did stick in my craw. Bambi cheated Hillary–he never defeated her.

    The real history of the 2008 primary will be written not by scumbags like Fouhey, Bartlett.

    It will be written by people like Lynette Long, superdelegates who the DNC threatened etc. as democracy became thugocracy.

    As Admin wisely says we know the history of the primary and history will be remembered long after Bambi and his Chicago thugs are relegated to the dust bin of history.

  27. wbboei

    found the actual transcript from ABC…this is the part they keep cutting:

    Condi about Hillary…

    “I’ve watched her — I watched her do it at the conference in Beijing on women. I know that she was someone who felt strongly about the Balkans and the need to stop that terrible killing there. “

  28. well, I guess the SC is on the Obama kool-aid, bought and paid for by whoever owns the United States of America. Get ready to be the North American Union and have the Amero for our money. I just wonder how many soup lines there will be while this is going down. They know its going down, that is why the rich are cashing in on the bailouts, and we will all be relagated to standing in lines again, just like we did in the 80’s, although it will be a whole lot worse than the oil glut!

  29. confloyd: the supreme court has not reviewed the berg case. The one they did review was the donfrio case. It was a (expletive deleted) case. I could not fathom his theory. I will reserve judgment until the berg case is heard and then I will probably agree with you. If worse comes to worse we can both dance of the table at a certain business establishment where we both have an in with the proprietor.

  30. “I’ve watched her — I watched her do it at the conference in Beijing on women. I know that she was someone who felt strongly about the Balkans and the need to stop that terrible killing there. “
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    Emjay: thank you. The rule of completeness would require that those comments be included in the article as well. I am sure it was an honest oversight. Does a cat bark?

  31. Ok Henry–I am catching up with you. The good thing about bombay sapphire martinis is the first is excellent, the second is even better and the third . . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . Dont light a match near me.

    I renew my objection to the abc article. Hillary won i) the popular vote, ii) the electoral map, and the general election by 4 percentage points even though she suspended and campaigned for the fraud–

    despite the fact that i) the dnc rigged the process, ii) big media deified Hillary, iii) big media did their level best to destroy her, iv) the fraud outspent her 3, 4, 5 to 1, v) the dnc threatened superdelegates, vi) the obama campaign cheated

    and now big media says obama “defeated” Hillary? It takes talent to lie with a straight face like they do. No wonder nobody trusts them. If they are in financial trouble then that is one business that is not worth saving. That is one group of employees I have no symphathy for. Let them go the way of the buggy whip.

  32. pm: chomsky is a huge bambi supporter.

    He is a hard core leftist.

    And like so many of leftists he is a guiness book of worlds record hypocrite.

    Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institute, in an article called Noam Chomsky, Closet Capitalist states that Chomsky, who has criticized tax havens and concentration of wealth, has himself (with a net worth of $2,000,000) used a trust to avoid taxation. “Chomsky favors the estate tax and massive income redistribution—just not the redistribution of his income.”

    Schweizer argues that Chomsky has criticized the concept of intellectual property, a position Schweizer maintains is hypocritical in light of the fact that much of Chomsky’s own material is copyrighted and distributed for a fee.[56]

  33. MORE PROOF of BO’s SEXIST BENT!

    First Favreau, BO’s primary wordsmith, gropes a cardboard cut-out of HRC.

    Now Wright, BO’s main ‘spiritual?’ advisor, calls Elizabeth Hasselback a “DUMB BOLND BROAD!”

    Wonder if the View will comment on that?
    👿

  34. “Now Wright, BO’s main ’spiritual?’ advisor, calls Elizabeth Hasselback a “DUMB BOLND BROAD!”

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    sigh…this reminds me of high school. I bet this temper tantrum included stomping his foot and was whining when he said it. 😉

  35. wbboei Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 4:07 am

    pm: chomsky is a huge bambi supporter.

    He is a hard core leftist.
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    wbboei, I know Chomsky’s left. I thought he was a 0bama supporter — may have been since he was the Dem alternative. It does not look like he gives 0bama a pass in the article. In fact, highlights a few of the facts we know about 0bama that others don’t want to say.

  36. Now we know why BO ran so hard for President, to keep himself out of jail:

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    [excerpt) cbs2chicago.com/local/rod.blagojevich.charged.2.883170.html

    Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney’s Office:

    Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009.

    Blagojevich, 51, and Harris, 46, both of Chicago, were each charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery. They were charged in a two-count criminal complaint that was sworn out on Sunday and unsealed today following their arrests, which occurred without incident, announced Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both men were expected to appear later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

    A 76-page FBI affidavit alleges that Blagojevich was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps during the last month conspiring to sell or trade Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for financial and other personal benefits for himself and his wife. At various times, in exchange for the Senate appointment, Blagojevich discussed obtaining:

    A substantial salary for himself at a either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;

    Placing his wife on paid corporate boards where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;

    Promises of campaign funds – including cash up front; and

    A cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.

  37. A cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself. ?????

    Now who in the world do you think has the power to do THAT ?

    Bobo should have probably kept his transition office out of Chicago.

  38. Boy oh boy Admin —You nailed it with the “Karma” title– first the Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and the LA Times…and the very next day “Good Morning Sir, would you come with us to the Federal Building, please?”

    Where is everybody–doing happy dances in front of the TV?

  39. pm317: Noam “do as I say not as I do” Chomsky is one hard core leftist (I refuse to say progressive–it too euphemistic) whose wealth bambi will not be spreading around. But he will be there to help Bambi stick it to other people.

    I must confess I am not well studied in his work but it apparently has some appeal to some people. However, if you google him you do get the impression that he is wild about Bambi.

    Perhaps in the end he will turn out to be one of those hard core leftists Bambi disappoints in the service of his corporate masters. That will happpen sooner as opposed to later if Bambi comes after his tax haven.

  40. I wanted to post this several days ago and couldn’t get on.

    In response to your comments that you regretted that the Dems did not get a veto proof majority, I disagree.

    Despite being a lifetime democrat…until now…I was pleased that they will not have veto proof authority because I oppose amnesty. BO supports this as do his followers. It is a very big issue for many americans and I hope that now it will not happen

  41. It is my pleasure to become a member of the “I told you so club:
    Way back when I began my second life with you wonderful friends I made a statement about BHO being in such a great hurry to leave the senate and get into some new digs at the whitehouse and MO had such a change of heart about her mean country and my guess was that he wanted to avoid the IL,REZKO,
    and his bankrollers meltdown.I was tagged as a dementia leaner.Well its now unrolling and watch him melt down like a used holiday candle.My days are sure filling rapidly with the thoughts of impeachment,removal from the coronation list and his reunion with his friends in our senate and the barbarians from the cesspool of Chicago politics in a federal slammer.

    By ABM90. HILLARY-You done right girl..Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

  42. # Emjay Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    A cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself. ?????

    Now who in the world do you think has the power to do THAT ?

    Bobo should have probably kept his transition office out of Chicago.
    *****
    I love how they keep avoiding making any links to BO – except they’ll say the link is to “to the vacated senate seat.”

  43. Great article….The Clinton derangement syndrome is alive and well at MSNBC, Fox, and CNN now that Hillary is to be SOS. They can’t just come out and say Obama is a complete moron so he NEEDS the old Clintoinites, but instead, say it is a “brilliant way to minimize” the Clinton’s. Mathews tops the lists of hypocrites and if he is ever elected for public office I will renounce my citizenship, or at a minimum, never travel to PA again.

  44. I wonder about this susan rice idiot.

    Booksmart perhaps but delusions of grandeur.

    Not collegial–right Emjay?

    The elevation to cabinet level is simply this: a signal to the world that the United States has returned to the community of nations. It is a gesture, and some degree of access.

    Past presidents have been able to exert influence with war and money. Bambi will have limited ability to do that. The cupboard is bare and there is not more schlitz.

    Rice should learn how to say brother can you spare a dime in mandarin. That is the only way she can possibly be useful.

  45. Great article….The Clinton derangement syndrome is alive and well at MSNBC, Fox, and CNN now that Hillary is to be SOS. They can’t just come out and say Obama is a complete moron so he NEEDS the old Clintoinites, but instead, say it is a “brilliant way to minimize” the Clinton’s. Mathews tops the lists of hypocrites and if he is ever elected for public office I will renounce my citizenship, or at a minimum, never travel to PA again.
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    Big Media is a sore loser. They know she has moved to a world stage where nobody gives a shit about them, their salaries, or their petty opinions. As a matter of fact, on a world stage they get no respect. They are like Rodney Dangerfield when Big Media maggots find themselves on a world stage with real journalists. The questions that come to mind are why do you hate your country and why do you lie for obama?

  46. On the Blagojevich issue: Isn’t this a huge, huge story? I hate to sound stupid, but who would the governor be talking to about these “special” potential appointments other than the Obama transition team. And if Obama didn’t report these “requests”, isn’t he an accessory to the crime?

    Also, interesting timing of the arrest one week before the electoral college meets. I wonder if Fitzgerald knows something and is going to heavily pressure Blagojevich concerning Rezko/Obama….

  47. AmericanGal Says:

    December 9th, 2008 at 11:10 am
    On the Blagojevich issue: Isn’t this a huge, huge story? I hate to sound stupid, but who would the governor be talking to about these “special” potential appointments other than the Obama transition team. And if Obama didn’t report these “requests”, isn’t he an accessory to the crime?

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    You don’t sound stupid to me, or BMerry or anyone here who has been following this for 20 + moons.

    I’m trying to get my WGN stream, so I can hear it straight from the Loop.

  48. Emjay, all: Happy dance going on here in Chi-town – at least at my desk! Let’s see…. who’s next?

  49. AP version from Yahoo news has lots of juicy bits:

    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081209/ap_on_re_us/blagojevich_corruption_probe

  50. December 9th, 2008 at 11:03 am
    wbboei Says:

    “I wonder about this susan rice idiot……..Rice should learn how to say brother can you spare a dime in mandarin. That is the only way she can possibly be useful.”
    * * * * * *
    Wobbei – hilarious! ROTFLMAO!

  51. If someone wanted to make like difficult for bambi he or she might start a nationwide petition demanding that Fitzgerald be allowed to stay on until his work of rooting out corruption of the Illionois Combine is complete. I would like Bambi to have to say no. Once he replaces Fitzgerald, the entire effort to clean up Chicago and put bambis mentors in jail will evaporate. Then when he gives them pardons that will be it. It is reasonable to assume that there are people in Chicago now who have the goods on him. He will deliver for them when the times comes.

  52. thepage.time.com:

    Obama Skips Trip to Chicago FBI

    Obama doesn’t receive scheduled briefing at Chicago’s FBI office Tuesday, traveling instead to his transition office.

    No word if the change is linked to the governor’s arrest.

  53. Huummmm…

    More to come?

    This is fron the affadavit:

    12. Because this affidavit is submitted for the limited purpose of securing a
    criminal complaint and corresponding arrest warrants, I have not included each and every
    fact known to me concerning this investigation.

  54. And then our vaunted national press corp will rise up in unison and say this is really no worse than pardoing mark rich. By their twisted logic and lack of proportionality there is no difference between murder and jaywalking–after all they are both crimes.

  55. I take it back. They are not both crimes but they are against the law. That would be enough to satisfy the undiscriminating minds of our vaunted big media journalists.

  56. Can’t even get close to WGN…site is swamped.

    But I swiped a full copy of the affadavit…just need to learn how to send just the link.

  57. Oh my goodness! Obama’s media slaves do have their work cut out for them. He isn’t even president yet and they are going to have to continue their whitewashing of his connections. I can see it now…”Obama never knew what Rezko was up to and he doesn’t have any information about Blagojevich’s evil doings either.” When asked for a comment, Obama whined: I know nothing! Nothing, I tell you! Quit picking on me!”

    sigh…there is no rest for the evil. I bet his spin room at the White House will have double the population that any other president has ever had. Yep! This man is definitely going to set new records! 😉

  58. lynnspirit // December 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Bitterpolitiz…

    I turned on the TV to see if there was news on Blago and unfortunately caught The View. That women were discussing the Hillary cut-out picture and 4 out of 5 thought it was really funny and no big deal. I’d call them bitches but they all like that term too much. Whoopie told a story about a letter she sent Hillary inviting her to be somewhere and ended it with something like “you better be there, bitch!” Evidently Hillary thought it was funny.

  59. Blago and Harris must have really made more than a couple of slipups, trying to get goodies before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009

  60. Here is the full affadavit…there was a warning that it has graphic content.

    caster.wgnradio.com/news/complaintcoverand_aff.pdf

    Put the usual h t t p colon double slash in front.

  61. THE SHIT HITS THE FAN

    BAMBI: have you seen the indictment? What if Rod spills the beans?? Where in the hell does that leave us???

    AXELROD: I love it when you give me that “us” stuff when it is something bad. But when it is something good its always what do you mean “we” pale face. We deserve eachother.

    BAMBI: this aint funny. You and I have got exposure here. The land deal, ambassadorship and everything else. And I would hate to have to throw you under the bus. But you know I will if I have to.

    AXELROD: we have been together long enough that I have few if any illusions about you. So what do you suggest? Nothing messy I hope.

    BAMBI: no. Too late for that. I am the President Elect. I will personally fire Fitzgerald. We will put our own man in that office. I wind em by night and I mend em by day.

    AXELROD: are you delusional?

    BAMBI: no. I am a constitutional scholar–just ask the bots.

    AXELROD: let me give you the facts of life. Number 1–you have not official status to fire anyone in government at the moment. Number 2–your nominee for Attorney General is controversial and he has not yet been confirmed, so he cannot do it either.

    BAMBI: well what do you suggest.

    AXELROD: dont freak out on me now. You aint seen nothing less. Take Michelle and go to Hawaii. On second thought leave her at home. Be patient. We will find a way to lie cheat and steal our way through this–Chicago style.

    And if worse comes to worse there is always the power of the pardon, commencing on January 21, and continuing thereafter.

  62. Talk about stupid.. Blagojevich knew he was under Federal investigation for other matters yet it never dawned on him that his phone might be tapped while trying to line his pockets. Obama better hope he does not have the goods on him. Between Rezko, Blagojevich and Harris it is going to be a race to see who can sing the loudest and the fastest.

  63. wbboei hits the nail on the head and says:

    Big Media is a sore loser. They know she has moved to a world stage where nobody gives a shit about them, their salaries, or their petty opinions. As a matter of fact, on a world stage they get no respect. They are like Rodney Dangerfield when Big Media maggots find themselves on a world stage with real journalists. The questions that come to mind are why do you hate your country and why do you lie for obama?

    ********************************************

    chicago…hmm…names like Jesse Jackson Jr, Emil whatever Jones? and Axelrod rush to mind…

  64. This is interesting. I had not thought about it this way before. But now that Fitz has 2 or 3 canaries in different cages he can start the dutch acution. But he had better move quickly, because Obama will replace him with a US Attorney who will be how shall I put it less aggressive perhaps. And when he is asked about it by the star struck press he will say commend Fitz for the fine work he is done and then say that his replacement is fully committed to pursuing the matter, and sometime later it will die. Judicial Watch needs to keep an eye on this one if they are not doing so already. The corruption is pervasive.

  65. And the common denominator here is…Obamalite… Everything he touches turns to……………..
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    Schlitz

  66. Uhh Ohhh…it is reaching into the Midwest White House…

    Chicago Pols are saying Valarie Jarrett was the one who was supposed to get the Senate Seat. She was BO’s top campaign aide and was tapped Dec 2 as his top WH aide.

    And what did Blago want in return? The HHS Cabinet post.

    Oh wow.

  67. chicago…hmm…names like Jesse Jackson Jr, Emil whatever Jones? and Axelrod rush to mind…
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    I have finally figured what mad man matthews means by a tingling down the leg.

  68. I know this is different…but it feels like ted kennedy pushing for Caroline Kennedy…all these favors and exchanges…

    there are other elected women in ny who have earned their shot at hill’s senate seat…i hope this will put pressure on the NY Governor to steer clear of all this favoritism and insider wink wink stuff

  69. emjay…also hearing Representative Jan Shavokosky (sp) name being bantered as the woman who withdrew her name…

    feels like the tip of the iceberg…

  70. FBI: Blago wanted payoff to give Obama adviser Senate seat

    Featured Topics: Barack Obama Presidential Transition Illinois governor arrested on federal charges
    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was captured on tape saying that unless he received “something real good” for the appointment of a top adviser to Barack Obama to fill the president-elect’s Senate seat he would appoint himself, according to the criminal complaint.

    “Unless I get something real good [for Senate candidate 1], s***, I’ll just send myself, you know what I’m saying,” Blagojevich was taped saying on November 3rd, the day before Election Day.

    Blagojevich, a Democrat, added that the Senate seat “is a f***ing valuable thing, you just don’t give it away for nothing.”

    The complaint does not mention her name, but the description makes clear that Blagojevich is referring to Valerie Jarrett, a senior campaign adviser to Obama who has been tapped as a top White House aide.

    And on November 7th, three days after the election, Blagojevich made clear what he wanted in exchange for appointing the Obama adviser to the Senate: the Department of Health and Human Services.

    In a discussion with John Harris, his chief of staff, and another adviser that was taped by the FBI, the governor said if Obama picked him to serve as Secretary of HHS he would appoint “Senate Candidate 1.”

    Harris responded that the “ask” had to “be reasonable and rather than. . .make it look like some sort of selfish grab for a quid pro quo.”

    Blagojevich also tried to shake down a union in exchange for appointing a senator who was favorable to the union, prosecutors allege.

    Obama’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Obama was not accused of any wrongdoing.

    The charges upend the process of filling the open Senate seat and threaten to subject the president-elect to an onslaught of press scrutiny about what he knew about the investigation.

    The governor and his chief of staff John Harris were also charged with demanding the firing of members of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board in exchange for helping the Tribune Co. with the sale of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Additionally, Blagojevich sought a seat for his wife on corporate boards where she could reap significant salaries.

    The complaint details conversations between Blagojevich and Tony Rezko, a major Chicago fundraiser and one-time benefactor to Obama.

    “I want to make money,” the affidavit quotes the governor as saying.

    U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that “the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering.”

    “They allege that Blagojevich put a for sale sign on the naming of a United States senator,” Fitzgerald said.”

    The Illinois Republican Party called on the governor to resign his office effective immediately.

    “If Governor Blagojevich does not resign his position, we urge the General Assembly to move swiftly with impeachment proceedings,” the party said in a statement. “Furthermore, Governor Blagojevich should not, under this cloud of extremely serious allegations, appoint a United States Senator. While there is a presumption of innocence, in these troubling economic times, the people’s work should be placed ahead of Governor Blagojevich’s legal troubles.”

  71. Emjay: I aim for the stars and I sometimes hit London. (Dr. Werner Von Braun–German scientist who developed the v-2 rocket which rained down on London early in ww 2. Later the head of the American Space Program).

    Bog can still be head of HHS from a jail cell. Consider the example of Mayor Curley of Boston. Or Honey Fitz one of Teddys blood relatives. But as Rice so aptly put it I was expecting something bigger. Like maybe Secretary of the Treasury–woops that job is taken

  72. even if he does put her in, Ms. Kennedy is no Hillary Clinton. She will probably keep banking hours and do as little as possible for her constituents.

  73. U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that “the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering.”

    “They allege that Blagojevich put a for sale sign on the naming of a United States senator,” Fitzgerald said.”
    ***************************************

    Which is what is probably happening in NY right now. Politics as usual…

  74. Lets be honest and call a spade a spade….If the Clinton’s had used their influence as BO has and continues to do they would be indicted/impeached. From Rezko to the Gov Blagojevich,(not to mention Ayers, Rev. Wright Faraakan, etc,.). Caroline Kennedy is a bout as qualified to be Senator as my 2 1/2 yr old daughter….Paterson only supported Hillary until he could wiggle out and get on the Bo band wagon (like all the other turncoats). The fix has been in before Iowa and we all saw it…only now is it coming to light-barely in some, but not most of the MSM press…Funny how Olberman and mathews were not shooting offf special comment about the sexist pig with the Clinton poster, but were decrying a great woman in Geradine Ferrero who spoke the truth!!!!! Then you get Campbell Brown, a tool for republicns as she is marriued to the guiy who helped get us in Iraq initially, and she has the gall to call out Hiillary for not condeming the tatsteless joke..well Mrs. Brown, that is your job and the rest of the MSM !!!

    By the way, why when I ttype here, can I not see the words after about a paragraph-it makes it hard to correct spelling errors?

  75. I wonder how much money is being floated to get Caroline in Hillary’s seat?? Now I know why the Clinton’s did not mess with Obama’s corruption scheme’s, they know the mob would kill them.

  76. gonzotx

    I agree w/ S above…this will put pressure on Paterson to keep his appt as transparent as window glass…he wants to be elected in his own right.

    All power brokers are going to feel this…

    All a voter or reporter has to do is call out to Teddy, Caroline, Paterson, et al… Hey, whatcha trying to do—pull a Blago?”

  77. JanH…it sounds like Fitzgerald thought the sale of the senate seat was about to be closed and he stepped in…abruptly…to stop it…

    this is going to be amazing when the backstory and suspects…names…start to really leak…

  78. Interesting, Rush is saying why did Fritz shut it down when he said a crime spree was going on…why not get them all in the net?

  79. JanH Says:

    December 9th, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    Anybody think the timing for all of this happening is kind of interesting? What’s your take?

    ——————————————————————————

    I have no idea, but it is popcorn time.

  80. I was glad to see that New York Post article saying Caroline is a long shot for the Senate seat. Can anyone really envision her visiting dairy farms in upstate New York or doing the grunt work it takes to be an effective senator like Hillary and Schumer? Senators have to do more than just show up.

  81. Anybody think the timing for all of this happening is kind of interesting? What’s your take?
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    Jan: the timing coincides with a the pending change in administrations, wanting to get the case filed so his obama appointed successor cannot bury it, and the apparent inability to sweat a confession of out rezko who thinks bambi will pardon him. I hope he does because that would be further proof of corruption tied to him. Fitz successor will do bambis bidding and will need to handle Bog in such a way that he does not sing because if he does it will affect so many people tied to obama and quite possibly obama himself. Therefore the successor will deal with Bog strictly at arms length and will offer him a sweet deal. Big Media will call it a big win rather than a cover-up, and we will look to alternative media for the real story and where the bodies are buried.

  82. BTW, is that Drudge headline about subpoenas being issued in the Rezko thing related to the Blag arrest? Seems like a lot of shit is hitting the fan at once.

  83. wbboei, This is a great bit, BTW:

    Big Media is a sore loser. They know she has moved to a world stage where nobody gives a shit about them, their salaries, or their petty opinions.

  84. “Senators have to do more than just show up.”

    Paula,

    That should indeed be the case, but doing nothing worked so well for Obama, I bet Kennedy is thinking that the “Peter Principle” can work again for his niece.

  85. JanH, In that Post article, they say the N.Y. governor wants someone who will be assertive and pushy when it comes to advocating for the state and its interests, and that doesn’t sound like Caroline at all. We’ll see.

  86. Just thought of something…Blagovecich (sp) could have a lot of ‘stuff’ on Obama and ‘others’ in chicago circles…who knows what he knows…and what transactions have happened in the past…maybe they want to ‘squeeze’ Blag and he and rezco will be both squeeling…

    just a random thought popping into a head…

  87. In addition, as I said above, new anti corruption laws will be effective in Illinois starting Jan 1 st. Blago fought and fought and fought against the new crime laws and lost.

    Illinois citizens after decades had finally had enough and finally the legislature passed the end of the session.

    Gov Blago was not happy, had said he was going to veto it, but it passed with veto-proof numbers.

    So he had to get a’going and get these deals done.

  88. BTW, this was in the AP story in Blag:

    U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told a news conference prosecutors make “no allegations” Obama was aware of any alleged scheming.

  89. “the apparent inability to sweat a confession of out rezko who thinks bambi will pardon him.”

    ——————-

    woebbi,

    That is what scares me the most. How many pardon’s will Obama enact in order to come out squeaky clean. This potential cover-up could become bigger than Watergate was, except that in this case, the thugs could win.

  90. JUst a thought, if Blag was blackmailing the Chicago Tribune, does anyone think they (mob) could be blackmailing BM and that is why Obama has gotten such favorable press??
    I also wonder about why they said that Blog called Obama a Mo%^#$Fu*(. I also read over at NO Quarter that it was Rahm Emmanuel that dropped the shoe on the governor. This all could be a setup to let the governor take the fall and then let Obama pardon him.

  91. “no allegations” Obama was aware of any alleged scheming.

    *******************

    the first layer of the onion has just peeled…who knows what is at the core? and what leads where…

    everything about illinois feels rigged…that first senate race with o’s opponent being knocked off on techicalities , then rep ryan’s divorce papers appearing, then a fluke like keyes…fast forward…hill knocked out and viola a new prez of the usa…almost out of nowhere…

    very stinky as Michelle Obama would say

  92. Where is pompous Bob Woodward and the other talking heads talking about Obama’s “associations” or how this will taint him??? Even neanderthal O ‘Riley is keeping his hands off BO… We have been lead by the MSM right down the shitter and they will cover up anything that makes their “messiah” look bad. Look for the Clinton’s to somehow be blamed for all of this….What a stupid bunch of lemmings to fall for this fraud and his Chicago thugs.

  93. confloyd

    Here is what Gov Blago learned this morning:

    Don’t get pushy or mouthy around Rahm.

    If you do get mouthy, Rahmbo will flatten you verbally; he knows more swear words than an entire carrier of sailors and will use them at the most publically embrrassing moment in your life.

    Push on Rahm and he will drop not just one shoe on you, but a dumptruck full. In other words, this is not over for the Guv. He will be hit over and over and over, I betcha, and will rue the day he tried to show Rahm some muscle. Blago’s life, as he knew it, is over.

  94. THERE SHOULD BE NO SENATOR NAMED BY ANYBODY….CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION —-for both the governor and the senator!!!!!!!!!!!

    LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE….

  95. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told a news conference prosecutors make “no allegations” Obama was aware of any alleged scheming.
    ——————————————
    I would say the same thing in his circumstances. No responsible prosecutor makes an allegation of a conspiracy without hard proof–beyond reasonable doubt. The evidence, if any, will need to be developed through plea discussions. And because I have the reservations I do about who he would appoint to replace they may go nowhere. Even if Obama is innocent as the driven snow, I believe there are too many people in the glass menagerie who fear what Bog would say and can pull Obama strings.

    I have known prosecutors who play to the media. Rudi was an example of that. I did not know him personally, but one day I watched him parade down E 42nd street in front of the New York Helmsley with centurions and I thought to myself hail Casesar.

    I knew an ex US Attorney who deplored the way Rudy would parade innocent people from the financial distict before the cameras in staged arrests. Front page picture stories, and when system had run its course it was like I am innocent–now how do I get my reputation back.

    A US Attorney can indict a ham sandwich if he wants to. Thus, it is good to see one like Fitzgerald who is circumspect and does not play the press game. The other kind are a blight on the system. Step wide of them.

  96. By the way, why when I type here, can I not see the words after about a paragraph-it makes it hard to correct spelling errors?
    &&&&&&&&&&

    Me too. On my home computer and laptop, I can’t access anything past whatever fits in the “Leave a Reply” frame.

    From other browsers, I have to hit “Enter” key, and then down arrow, to see anything past the first frame.

    But at my computer at work, everything works as expected. When you fill up the screen, it scrolls up automatically for you.

  97. THERE SHOULD BE NO SENATOR NAMED BY ANYBODY….CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION —-for both the governor and the senator!!!!!!!!!!!

    LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE….

    —————————————
    Now there is an idea.

    Senatus publicus qe Romanas baby.

  98. By the way, why when I type here, can I not see the words after about a paragraph-it makes it hard to correct spelling errors?
    ===========

    That began happening to me a while back. My workaround was to begin by hitting Enter a few times to make some blank lines. Then Ctl-Home to get back to the top of the box and start my post. Then when it got to the bottom of what the window would show, I could hit Ctl-End to get down to the bottom of the blank lines. Or maybe Page-“Down would work too.

    The problem doesn’t happen as often lately, it seems okay on this post.

    Let’s see, I haven’t done any blank links this time and it’s scrolling up normally. So hurray for admin, yay for admin, admin is great, this site has been fresh air and sanity for monsth and may decide the historoy of the world, thanks Blue and Wbboei and everyone….

    Seems okay. 🙂

  99. wbboei Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    THERE SHOULD BE NO SENATOR NAMED BY ANYBODY….CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION —-for both the governor and the senator!!!!!!!!!!!

    LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE….

    —————————————
    Now there is an idea.

    Senatus publicus qe Romanas baby.

    =================

    ROTLF!!!!!!!!!

  100. emjay,

    …just thinking wide and big picture…hypthetically speaking, what if Blog and Rezco have ‘stuff’ on Rham E and others in his circle…this could be a story where all involved have touched the dirt….

    this just feels like a never ending circle wheel with alot of factions as the spokes

  101. gonzotx Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    lynnspirit // December 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Bitterpolitiz…

    I turned on the TV to see if there was news on Blago and unfortunately caught The View. That women were discussing the Hillary cut-out picture and 4 out of 5 thought it was really funny and no big deal.
    ==================

    Pumapac and Confluence have made photoshops with other women’s faces pasted in. Dunno if they’ve done the View bitches yet.

  102. Btw it is bitterpolliticz

    h t t p : / / camille424.wordpress.com/

    Requires login now, my old login doesnt’work.

  103. I’m back for a few minutes.

    LOVE the comments since the Blago anouncement!

    My local radio jock, Al Romney (out of Albany) says Paterson could solve the problem of impropriety by advertising the NYS senate seat on E-Bay, selling it to the highest bidder and giving the money to the state to pay off debt.

    ROTFLMFAO!

  104. ABM said: My days are sure filling rapidly with the thoughts of impeachment,removal from the coronation list and his reunion with his friends in our senate and the barbarians from the cesspool of Chicago politics in a federal slammer.

    By ABM90. HILLARY-You done right girl..

    =================

    Hm, if she knew this was coming, taking SOS might be a way to hold things together for international relaitons.

  105. Wow, so much in such a small window of time – but after the primary!
    As I can not stand to write, read or hear his name, I will from now on refer to That One as the Huckster in reference to his and cronies continually having to whitewash his image. I hope that Huckleberry Finn will not be upset with the whitewashing and Huckster term.

    Where is Elliot Ness when we need him?

    While I am pleased that the sh!t is finally appearing to hit the fan, I can not help but recall all the dirt that did not stick during the primary and general election – and all the corruption of our American way of life that was witnessed first hand. All this went unpunished so I have little faith that any of them will get their just desserts.

    I love this blog, I learn so much here. Thank you Admin and all.

  106. mp

    I agree with you; so does Senator Durbin…he has called for the Illinois legislature to meet immediately, pass the required bills, and get the special date set.

  107. You are receiving this message as a special member of Hillary’s online community. Please take a look at the American Democracy Institute and all the great ways that you can empower change. Read the below message about their important cause from actor and advocate Melissa Fitzgerald.
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    I just got the above email from this organization. The rhetoric makes me suspicous. On the other hand if this strenthens Hillarys position as sos then it may be okay.

    So who are these people? Are they legit? Or are they an Obama front organization. Have his people infiltrated this outfit or is it safe. Is it a soros enterprise. And what kind of change are these people talking about. Do the Obama people have our mailing list? I hope not.

    Does anyone have any information on this? It will determine how I respond.

  108. FAT, FAT OPRAH!!!!!! HA!!!!

    ALL THAT FOOD and ass kissing mus be the reason..
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    She is kobe beef/

  109. in the AP story
    “U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told a news conference prosecutors make “no allegations” Obama was aware of any alleged scheming.”
    *************************
    But…Blag seemed to know what was about to happen yesterday when he talked about wires/taps/Nixon/Watergate etc…who warned him? One of the questions asked at the press conf. was about Obama’s daily briefings…did he know and when did he know?

  110. The Huckster has my email address, my real one. I only gave that one to the Hillary website. I got Huckster requests and emails after the primary until I blocked them.

  111. This nerd journalist named Paul Bedard has posted an article entitled Hillary Clintons Mommie To Help Market Book–to reduce campaign debt and begins by saying talking about this being an issue in her bid to become sos. Then some neandrathal bot from New York blogs that Hillary should stop making the public pay her debts–as if it were involuntary and as if the book was not worth the price, something his underdeveloped brain never considered. My response will probably be moderated but here is what I said.
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    Smart asses like this writer Paul Bedard are why newspapers and magazines are failing enterprises. The title says it all. Not the first time for this joker either. As for you vbf–you just can’t let go of it can you? Want some good advice? See a shrink.

  112. Appears to be a $100-200,000 org since about 2000, progressive…stated aim is to teach teachers how to engage in reaching out to their students to encourage democratic principals…hdgtrs in Washington DC.

    HRC did attend a youth covention and spoke to the participants in early 2006.

    John Holt is CEO, Melissa appears to be new…one place it says Holt founded it in 2005, another biz list says 2000.

    Feels ineffective, and I for one would not help fund it until I knew more

  113. Emjay: “progressive” is all I need to hear. It is a synonym for bolshevik.

    Question: is there a possible Ayers angle to this? It sure like the kind of crap he peddles in the field of education.

  114. December 9th, 2008 at 3:24 pm ShortTermer Says:

    “Where is Elliot Ness when we need him?”
    * * * * *

    ST: Patrick Fitzgerald IS Elliot Ness!

  115. LOL…so is “your comment is awaiting moderation” a new plus on the site?

    all I did was put up a link from abcnews.com for: Questions Arise About the Obama/Blagojevich Relationship

    and now it’s in limbo… 😉

  116. wbboei

    More:

    Melissa: professional actress…was C.J.’s assistant on West Wing.

    Supported Arlin Spector in late 90s and Beth Troutman in NC in 2004. Thought about entering a Congressional race in PA in 2004.

  117. We were having dinner last night at a downscale restaurant last night and the waiter sat a pair of Japanese businessmen at the table next to us. They were from different generations but there was a clear deference by the younger man to the older one. They were like 50 and 70. I worked for a Japanese company for a number of years so that protocol is not unfamiliar to me. Age and experiece matter. How different it is here in this country. Ultimately, we pay for it.

  118. I have neighbors who use to live in Chicago. They indicated that it took a long time to get these people.

    So how will they justify O’s immediate pardon of these people. One would think he would have to wait until he was elected to his second term before doing that.

    Oh that is right, he is the Messiah. I forgot.

  119. just got back and while I was in my car channel surfing and by chance heard randi rhodes (never listen to her anymore) talking with buzzflash person and they said something that ‘clicked’ with me…

    buzzflash guy was saying that Blagvonivich was the highest fundraiser governor the state ever had…with many promises/payback due…hmmmm….sound familiar….

    and who is the highest potential presidential fundraiser in history….who broke all records? and who beat out all other candidates and overspent them by on the average 4/5 to 1…and where does he come from?

    interesting how all this money congregates in the cesspool of corrupt chicago politics…

    money coming from same pots and more??? hmmm….

  120. I am late to the conversation, but why oh why did this not blow up before the GE?
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    Just a guess, but rezko lawyers may have done a rope a dope on fitzgerald to keepthe issue quiet during the election. They led him to believe he had information and got them to ask for a continunance. When the election was over they asked for a sentencing date and indicated they had nothing to say. Maybe.

  121. interesting how all this money congregates in the cesspool of corrupt chicago politics…

    money coming from same pots and more??? hmmm….

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    It is such a cesspool that rhodes could use it as a breath freshener and gargle with it. Everything is relative in that respect.

  122. Melissa Fitzgerald is married to Noah Emmerich. is this the same Melissa Fitz?
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    she seems okay to me.

  123. I did a search on newsmeat for contributions for the name of Blagojevich and here is what I got:

    Contributor Candidate or PAC Amount Date FEC Filing
    BLAGOJEVICH, PATRICIA
    CHICAGO, IL 60618
    HOMEMAKER
    LIPINSKI, WILLIAM O (D)
    House (IL 03)
    LIPINSKI FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE $1,000
    general 08/27/96

    BLAGOJEVICH, MILLIE
    CHICAGO, IL 60618
    RETIRED
    BLAGOJEVICH, ROD (D)
    House (IL 05)
    FRIENDS OF ROD BLAGOJEVICH $1,000
    primary 03/13/95

    BLAGOJEVICH, ROD
    CHICAGO, IL 60647
    ATTORNEY GEPHARDT, RICHARD A (D)
    House (MO 03)
    GEPHARDT IN CONGRESS COMMITTEE $250
    primary 11/19/93

    Other sites may have more, but this seems so scant for him to have been in political contests himself.

  124. Shorttermer

    What they (Huckster) got from Hillary was the email addy we used for the DNC…where I used my screen name and real email, like here. She never gave them my real name, which I had to use to contribute, and like I used last week to contribute lunch money to admin.

  125. Emjay, you may be right. I just remember that when it seemed that the Huckster took over her site and that was when the emails from the dark started coming in.

  126. Justice will be served. youth will be served.

    Blago,Rezko.Baramo will be serving time if the fan keeps running and giving.

    Don’t think for one moment that Bill and Hillary were not aware of the scenario and what the future would hold for the Messiah.
    She was true to her party,her country and the world leaders waiting for her to emerge as the the only American that can be trusted with the future of the world in her hands. I now would like to see the sordid story on how the Hustler bought his senate seat.

    By ABM90 . We are now seeing how Obama the fence post turtle got up there and it looks like we are going to find out what will bring him down.

  127. 1. There is a subtle but noteworthy difference between how the Associated Press reported the comments by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald on Obama’s non-involvement in the Governors schemes. See if you agree with me:

    a. Associated Press: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told a news conference prosecutors make “no allegations” Obama was aware of any alleged scheming.

    b. ABCNews.com: Fitzgerald stated Tuesday that “there is no allegation in the complaint that the president-elect was aware of it and that is all I can say,”

    2. These two reports leave the reader with different impressions of what was said and what it means:

    a. Associated Press: says the prosecutors make “no allegation” that obama was aware of the alleged scheming. This conveys the impression that Obama is off the hook in terms of any liability. Whereas-

    b. ABC News: says there is no such allegation “in the complaint”—and that is “all he can say”. This conveys the impression that the investigation is ongoing, and Obama is not off the hook.

    3. This is hardly surprising since Associated Press has been in the tank for Obama since the days of the primary. And this is their standard modus operandi.

    4. Rather than giving the reader the full text and letting she or he decide what it means, they substitute their judgement for that of the reader.

    5. The hell of it is their interpretation is biased against the truth and in favor of their narrative.
    But the reader would never know unless he or she saw the original quote. This is one of the ways propagandists work.

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