June 30, 2009
Archive for June, 2009
another missing – worth a laugh at two way over the hill irrelevants
June 5, 2009
Out of the mouths of beasts…more gyne envy. It’s so archaic that it he comes off as pathetic. Convicted felon G. Gordon Liddy on his May 28th radio show comments on Judge Sotomayor’s menses — as in the effect PMS would have on her rulings. Hope no one told him that at 55 y/o she is most likely peri- or post-menopausal–meaning the mind-altering symptoms can arrive not just once a month! but at any time! and potentially affect every ruling! Not to mention the mood swings brought on by fluctuating blood sugar levels from insulin-dependent diabetes.
Think he owns a red Porsche?
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And right after Liddy–he sounds like he is a tad short of neurons–makes a grossly sexist statement about menstruating:
Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something — or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.
…the other caveman voice says:
This is deeper though than just sexism and racism or whatever. And it’s way deeer than liberal or conservative. She is the one whose bringing all these things in.
Another missing post. Irrelevant at this late date but the original may have been linked to. Not going to look for it. AP was wrong anyway.
June 6, 2009
June 20, 2009
Hello maddhatter and Paula S.
Thanks for your patience. I have been doing more looking than writing for the last week. Seeing that I’m more than 100 posts behind last month I think the number of missing posts is closer to 50. I don’t know how that could have happened and for sure have no idea why. I’m entering ones I found that needed links added again — there were old drafts saved. Paula, yes, there are birth certificate posts. Also when I went to check links I saw that Kerchner is still alive and has had a development. We never followed that and I ran across sites I’ve never seen before. Did you also want Fr Weslin/Jenkins? I can’t remember if that was you but I found a few. I don’t the most recent happenings as far as the charges and whether they were dropped. It is very hard to find any information anywhere, which I can’t understand. Yes, we have probably all the videos about Nadya’s sperm donor. I agree – the press loses interest she will do the unthinkable. But that’s really low on the totem pole. They don’t film the children anymore so we haven’t been following her. There was an update on Allred – Petersen case, which has been delayed until July 27th.
Maddhatter, yes, there are some flight 1549, David Letterman and Ms Boyle. I ran across a site yesterday that counted up her YouTube hits – something Mrs Etta Mae was trying to do. I’m going to try and get those listed posted but I need to make a couple of comments on Iran. Instead of emailing us – could you just make a comment here or anywhere? It won’t get published. Thanks.
Not new information – missing post.
June 13, 2009
Updates on Berg’s cases from OBAMACRIMES WEBSITE: [highlight added]
The following is an update on my three  pending cases regarding my challenge to Obama’s lack of qualifications/eligibility to be President.
As you know, I was the first to legally raise the issue – having filed my lawsuit on August 21, 2008, before the DNC Convention.
Status of Cases:
Initial case: Berg vs. Obama
Third Circuit Court of Appeals No. 08 – 4340
Briefs have been filed by all parties.
This is case that was dismissed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
Judge Surrick dismissed for lack of “standing” by Philip J. Berg
This is case that I bypassed Third Circuit to U.S. Supreme Court – where U.S. Supreme Court denied several Injunctions and to hear case.
However, case is still alive in the Third Circuit.
Oral argument is tentatively scheduled for September/October 2009.
U.S. District Court, Case No. 08-cv-1933
Plaintiff: PHILIP J. BERG
Defendant: BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, JR.
Case Number: 1:2008cv01933
Filed: November 7, 2008 UNDER SEAL
Court: District Of Columbia District Court
Office: Other Statutory Actions Office
Presiding Judge: Judge Richard W. Roberts
Nature of Suit: Other Statutes – Other Statutory Actions
Cause: U.S. Government Defendant
Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant
Jury Demanded By: 31:3729 False Claims Act
Government moved for the dismissal of the case that was granted on June 10, 2009 at which time Judge Roberts ordered the case unsealed.
Case will be appealed.
Hollister vs. Soetoro a/k/a Obama,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, No. 09-5080
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, No. 08-cv-02254
This is the case of retired Air Force Colonel Hollister who is on lifetime Presidential recall. [summary]
Hollister needs to know if recalled by Soetoro/Obama – must he obey an Order by legal President or disobey the illegal Order by a Constitutionally ineligible/unqualified “Usurper” President.
Appeal has been filed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
We are waiting for the briefing schedule so we can file our opening briefs.
Also, I am preparing to file a 4th case – Quo Warranto [challenge person in office – that does not meet the qualifications].
June 25, 2009
Claudine de la Villehuchet, the wife of Thierry de la Villehuchet, the hedge fund adviser who committed suicide after losing $1.5 billion in Bernard Madoff’s ponzi scheme, spoke out in on interview FOX Business. She discusses what kind of man her husband was – very honest, loved his job and loved her very much. Although she did not go into it, she said he said goodbye. He left his brother a note – perhaps her also. She said she had no idea that he was going to commit suicide but that he felt responsible and thought his clients would never forgive him and think he was dishonest. She says she has tried not to be angry at him for committing suicide and that it really hurts. She calls Madoff a murderer, a monster, a psychopath and says she doesn’t know how you can call someone like that a human being because how can he destroy so many people – his own people. When asked, she said she would not want to talk to him.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Still cannot find the final autopsy results and she of course did not go into it.
Bernie Madoff got 15- years which sentences him to imprisonment for the rest of his life…but his victims? They have no recourse – they can do nothing to recover their life savings. It’s gone. Madoff’s lack of cnscinence was clear when he. a Jew, ripped off the LA Jewish Community Foundation of $18M. He also stole money from other charities.
Why can’t these folks sue the SEC for lack of oversight?
June 28, 2009
Jim Hendry trading Mark DeRosa has to go down as the worst trade away in post Lou Brock Cub history. It certainly is the most unpopular. Cubs were ranked first in the league last year against RH pitchers and yet we “needed more left handed bats”. Aaron Miles who can’t field and can’t run and hasn’t hit? Milton Bradley who hasn’t made it past GO? Fontenot who is not an every day player?
And who could have been playing 3rd while Ramirez is out? The first guy to play 3rd who actually looks like Ronnie out there. And he could have played left for defense, right as a starter and second as needed. What type of GM gives up a guy who can play all 9 positions for a lefthanded bat? A guy who brought great energy to the clubhouse, who always talked to the media, who was bar none the fan favorite, and above all, who understood what it means to be a Cubbie and tried to honor it every day?
It was wrong in every way possible and now the Cardinals have him. There goes any hope for our season to turn around. I’m happy for him. He gets to come back to Wrigley so fans can show him how much he’s missed. Problem being Kerry Wood is left behind – another person who understood what it means to be a Cub and someone who was actively involved in charity work.
How much charity work does Soriano do? His acquisition by far is the worst thing Hendry has ever done and there’s no getting rid of him. Compare his stats with DeRosa’s and it’s not even close.
Last year, DeRosa generated 20% of the Cubs runs while playing anywhere he was needed – sometimes two different positions in one game (once 3) and batting wherever Lou put him. Never complaining. And no matter how he was hitting, his defense was always solid. Albert Pujols generated only 10 more runs than DeRosa and if you even out their plate appearances – they’re equal.
How could Hendry justify trading someone who generated as many runs as Pujols? Somebody who could play a lot more than 1st base and is a lot faster on the basepaths.
He actually made our team worse with the changes he made and the proof is in the box score.
June 26, 2009
Looks like Gloria Allred — Paul Petersen case requesting a fiduciary guardian for the octuplets has been re-scheduled. I couldn’t find anything on the court calendar but thanks to OCTORAZZI, who is still covering Nadya in depth – here’s the docket update. Allred/Deily filed an amended petition which set the case back.
To Octorazzi from Gloria Allred:
New proposed guardian and new information about the reality show. We did not request an extension. The court continues it when an amended petition is filed.
On May 4, 2009, Gloria Allred and her co-counsel John Deily, on behalf of their client, Paul Petersen, filed a petition requesting that the court appoint a guardian over the estate of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets. The court set a hearing date of June 22, 2009. Ms. Allred and Mr. Deily filed an amended petition in this case on June 8, 2009. The court has now set a new hearing date of July 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in Department L-73, 341 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868. The hearing date of June 22, 2009 has been taken off calendar.
I don’t know what the new info about the reality show is. As far as I last understood it – the show is not a show until somebody picks it up. Right now she has a deal with a production company – not a network. I scanned through Octorazzi’s most recent posts and it appears he doesn’t know either. He mentioned something about Nadya’s book (another post that went missing), which she keeps hyping but it’s unclear as to whether she has signed with a publisher. Octorazzi also mentions some folks meeting with Nadya for hours that could have been related to the reality show. If anyone cares – the grandmother has not been able to sell her house that was in foreclosure. Octorazzi also goes into detail on Radaronline’s fines as a result of the Allred – Petersen complaint. And because of the fines and the investigation, Radaronline has been filming only Nadya so there’s no way to know firsthand visually how her children are doing.
June 26, 2009
Lou Pinella comments on Geovany Soto’s positive drug test for marijuana back in March during the World Baseball Classic. Soto has apologized and neither MLB nor the Cubs are going to sanction him. His penalty was a 2-year suspension from international play. It happened before the season, Soto was representing Team Puerto Rico and ost of all, he didn’t test positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Spliffs aren’t exactly the way to improve hand-eye coordination, or in Bradley’s case, remember how many outs there are.
I have smoked dope one time in my life, and it didn’t do a damn thing for me, ok? And I never tried it again. And I’m fortunate because of that. I do know that young people make mistakes at times, and they learn from mistakes. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, personally, and I’ve learned from them. So how am I gonna — I read his comment. He knows what he did is wrong. And now he said he was embarrassed and sorry about it and it’s over with. It’s a non-issue as far as I’m concerned.
Another missing post. The hearing was to have taken place on June 22nd. Must have been delayed. Will have to check.
UPDATE: Scheduled for July 27th.
June 16, 2009
Gloria Allred statement re: Nadya Suleman, Octuplets, California Labor Laws and her client Paul Petersen, President, A Minor Child, and advocate of child actors.
Allred, working on behalf of Petersen, requested a fiduciary guardian be named to safeguard the interest of the octuplets. They also requested aninvestigation into whether the proper child labor laws [the octuplets would be “working”] – laws brought about through the efforts of Peterson’s organization – were followed and will be followed during the filming of the “documentary”.
Check the previous posts for background – it’s all explained.
So the State of California did investigate and fined Radaronline.com, who had been filming her since the first octuplets were brought home, $3K – just for the first night becsuse the very stringent rules were not followed. It’s possible Radaronline could be fined for all that footage. Since the investigation they’ve concentrated just on Nadya.
I think they did a very necessary service by documenting Nadya’s madness and how the autistic child is neglected and smacked! smacked! smacked! right in the face with a book by his younger brother with mom standing by watching…right after Social Service left. And I hope whoever has to review all that footage has a conscience and some children.
So here’s Allred’s statement from her website. Follow update link above for video from that first night and whatever background needed.
On May 4, 2009, I announced at a news conference that I was filing a complaint with the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, requesting an investigation into numerous violations of California labor laws and regulations involving the filming of two of Nadya Suleman’s infant octuplets.
As a result of my complaint the State opened an investigation, interviewed witnesses and issued subpoenas. Today they took appropriate action based on the results of their investigation.
I filed this complaint on behalf of Paul Petersen, my client who is President of A Minor Consideration, a group dedicated to the protection of child performers. I took this action because of our concern about the need for protection for the rights of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets.
Labor laws in California are clear about the requirements that must be followed for the protection of minors who are filmed.
On the night of March 17, 2009, when the first two of Nadya’s premature infant octuplets returned home, many of the protections that the law requires for child actors (including infants) were not in place.
For example the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement found that no studio teacher was present during the filming of minors Noah and Isaiah Suleman in violation of Labor Code Sec. 1287. Studio teachers are required to be present for the protection of child performers while filming is taking place. It is their job to intervene and stop the filming if the filming would endanger the infants or is in any way in violation of the law. I was present inside of Nadya’s home when the first two infants came home on the night of March 17, 2009. It is clear the babies were in danger on that night and that if a studio teacher been present the babies would not have been endangered as I believe they were. The division also found that on that same night of March 17, that the infants Noah and Isaiah Suleman worked beyond the hours permitted in violation of Labor Code Sec. 1287. Infants of their age are not permitted to be filmed after 4:30 in the afternoon and during that time filming may only take place for 20 minutes. However these infants were filmed from 10:00 p.m. to approximately midnight, in violation of the hours permitted, and for almost two hours, far in excess of the 20 minutes permitted by law. Further the division found that there was no permit to employ the minors Noah and Isaiah Suleman as required by law and that no entertainment work permits were on file for them. As a result four citations were issued to the media entity with whom Ms. Suleman had a contract, Radaronline.com, and civil penalties were assessed for a total amount of $3,000.00.
Because Nadya Suleman has chosen to commercially exploit her babies by allowing them to be filmed, she and those with whom she has contracts must follow the law which exists for the protection of these innocent babies.
I am very pleased that the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement is doing its job in protecting these infants and in doing so is sending a message to others that babies have rights, and that if their parents and the media do not protect them that others will.
The entertainment industry, the media and Nadya Suleman are now on notice that the health, safety and welfare of these babies is paramount. The message has now been sent loudly and clearly that babie’s rights may not be sacrificed or violated simply because others wish to profit.
Attorney at Law
representing Paul Petersen
June 16, 2009
June 25, 2009
One wonders if Joel Brodsky et al has any idea what they are doing. So far they are not looking too competent. Eight days before Peterson arrested Brodsky repeats several times on Mancow that there will never be an indictment on Kathleen Savio’s murder. Period. End of story. The day before his client is arrested Peterson agrees on Mancow to go out to the Bunny Ranch to work. He’s on a plane when an indictment does indeed come down and his client is arrested. Coincidence? Or convenience so he could plead the case on the morning shows? Hos client shows up at the initial arraignment joking with the reporters. Brodsky thinks the bond is going to be reduced to begin with and then thinks it will be reduced to $100K. He gets blindsided with the new judge substitution requests and then doesn’t know the judge – doesn’t want her – she’s ok – maybe she should recuse herself – she’s just the kind of judge we want – no, we want a new judge and gets one. And then craziest of all, he lets his client call in to Mancow and talk about “win a conjugal visit with Drew” contest and says the other prisoners are rooting him on, which ended up in Peterson being muzzled.
Today Brodsky was in court asking the judge for help with discovery, which indeed is a monumental task. There are hundreds of hours of audiotapes and 9,470 investigative reports totaling more that 30K pages as well as a computer and 127 pieces of physical evidence. He in effect asked Judge White to compel the prosecution to clue him into their theory of how Kathleen Savio was murdered. It’s what Andy Abood kept mentioning in the press conferences. Now he has plenty of time to find out for himself and Drew’s got plenty of time so they can put him to work.
Brodsky asked the judge straight out:
Are they saying my client held her underwater or knocked her unconscious or hit her over the head with a blunt object? How did he do it? The state certainly has to prove that.
And he’s got to provide the defense. All he has to do is ask Drew how he did and then see if the prosecution mentions it. Why isn’t Brodsky saying “allegedly”?
Can you imagine the judge’s face? Yo, judge at least make him give us a hint so we can get started. Hint: talk to Christine Raines.
Chief of the major crimes unit, John Connor told the judge:
I’ve never seen a request like this in any homicide case I’ve participated in.
Stay tuned. Judge White instructed the prosecution to give Brodsky a partial timeline – when Savio was last seen alive and an estimated time her body was discovered in the bathtub. Drew was present for both — why do they need hints?
- Prosecution must reveal whether Lenny Wawczak and/or his wife Paula Stark were compensated in any fashion for secretly taping Peterson and whether Thomas Morphey was given anything.
- Prosecutors can’t listen to Peterson’s conversations with attorneys. That needed to be ruled on?
- Peterson attorneys can bring laptops into jail.
- JP Morgan Chase requested subpoenas regarding financial records to be quashed.
- Peterson’s home liability insurance company, Country Mutual Insurance requested that the judge rule that it is not liable for Peterson’s legal fees or potential damages resulting from wrongful death lawsuit.
Source: Chicago Breaking News: STEVE SCHMADEKE
June 26, 2009
Found this at least trying to track down the missing posts.
Looks like they will be looking into possible perjury charges against Sammy Sosa. In 2005, He testified before the House Committee that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs and yet tested positive in 2003. All they need is one facing prison time to snitch on the rest of them. I can’t see Bonds taking the rap alone and Clemens was such a scumbag he brought his wife into it.
Chairman Edolphus Towns Statement on Reports of Sammy Sosa’s Performance-Enhancing Drug Use
According to media reports published this week, Sammy Sosa allegedly tested positive in 2003 for having used a performance-enhancing drug. This Committee heard sworn testimony from Mr. Sosa in 2005 when he stated that he had not previously used performance-enhancing drugs. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee always takes seriously suggestions that a witness misled the Committee while testifying under oath. Investigators will begin a review of this matter and, upon learning the results, I will determine appropriate next steps. It is important to note that this review will not distract us from our ongoing work on the financial crisis and from conducting oversight of the stimulus.
one of the missing posts
June 18, 2009
It appears Sammy Sosa was also one of the players to test positive in 2003. What a shocker. He didn’t even try to hide it with his elastic shirt sleeves. 2003 tests were the first done by MLB and were to remain anonymous according to an agreement with the players union. They were supposed to be a “test” testing where if more than 5% of the results were positive, MLB would institute testing with penalties in 2004, which of course is what happened.
The questions being: why were the results never destroyed or at least the names that went with the positive tests and why are the results being leaked? And of course who else is on there? There are 104 names.
The players’ union has been fighting in the California courts and supposedly a ruling is due soon. Doesn’t matter once the names are out. Why doesn’t somebody leak them all? Alex Rodriguez’s name was the first to come out in February and he subsequently admitted to using steroids – his admission prompted by Selena Roberts’ book which came out in May.
Sammy’s lawyers evidently don’t know what substance he tested positive for.
In 2005, Sammy testified before the House Committee and said, while pretending he couldn’t speak/understand English very well:
To be clear. I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything.
So will they investigate him for perjury? UPDATED: YES. Clemens was referred for perjury charges and his case is with a federal grand jury. McGwire at least had the decency not to lie and look guilty. Palmiero did a Bill Clinton point and said: “I have never used steroids. Period.” Only to test positive later 5 months later. Is his name on the list? Clemens? Bonds the biggest cheater of them all? He’s awaiting trial for lying to a federal grand jury under oath when he never “knowingly” used performance enhancers.
I hope every single one of those names get out. I’m curious if Ken Griffey, Jr, Curt Shilling or Frank Thomas are on the list. And what about Wade Boggs? Ron Santo should have gotten in before him. Here’s what Ryno had to say about Sammy. Sammy should never be honored by the Cubs in any fashion.
Source: New York Times’ MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
June 26, 2009
Major League Baseball has agreed to cooperate with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in investigating where Manny Ramirez obtained his illegal supply of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG). HCG was the drug Ramirez tested positive for — banned only as of last year — which resulted in his 50 day suspension, costing him millions of dollars. It is a female hormone produced by the developing embryo and placenta and is what a pregnancy test is based on.
Why baseball players? The exogenous anabolic steroids they inject cause the natural production of testosterone to decrease or cease altogether, which leads to testicular shrinkage. Without going into detail, injected HCG acts as a different female hormone in the male steroid abuser’s pituitary, which orders the testicles to resume production of testosterone and hopefully restore testicular size. Macho men with raisinuts use female hormone to become “men” again.
And Ron Santo is stll not in the Hall of Fame. Just wrong.
Anyway the DEA is tracking down what doctor prescribed it for him. There are no medical indications for HCG in men – so there is no way to justify it – unlike anabolic steroids and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) where there are some legitimate medical indications. Though nothing a healthy athlete would need.
According to the AP,
ESPN investigators suspect the prescription for HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, was written Pedro Publio Bosch, a doctor in Florida since 1976. His son, Anthony Bosch, supposedly worked as a go-between for the doctor and Ramirez.
June 25, 2009
The AMA maybe be behind barry but millions of doctors aren’t and neither is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, who have launched a “TAKE BACK MEDICINE” project in opposition of government run medicine.
Planned is a virtual Townhall Meeting originating in Washington to “explain their opposition to government medicine and discuss ways to take back medicine for patients.” A panel of more than 20 physicians will relate personal stories from their actual practices. Video won’t be available for a couple of days.
Questions to be discussed:
- Why the government plan is bad for patients and doctors
- The horrendous impact a National Health Board would have on access to care
- Why doctors will quit in droves if current plans pass
- Why big medicine doesn’t reflect practicing doctors
Here’s KATHRYN SERKES discussing TakeBackMedicine.com’s opposition to the AMA.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
June 25, 2009
Seems the not so good gov went back for the anniversary of his affair. A year ago he made a trade mission (June 21-28) with the Commerce Department to Argentina and Brazil. He admits on the trip he hooked up with Maria his adultress and that although the trip on the surface looked legit he’s going to reimburse taxpayers for his time in Argentina. Better not be with his joint marriage funds.
As noted by the Department of Commerce, I attended a trade mission with the Department of Commerce last June. As the agenda notes, the mission was spent meeting with government and private business officials in both Brazil and Argentina. This trip was handled very professionally by the Department of Commerce, and I’m proud of their work there.
However, while the purpose of this trip was an entirely professional and appropriate business development trip, I made a mistake while I was there in meeting with the woman who I was unfaithful to my wife with. That has raised some very legitimate concerns and questions, and as such I am going to reimburse the state for the full cost of the Argentina leg of this trip.
June 25, 2009
The Roland Burris expose continues. Remember “Certainly ain’t no pay to pay cuz I don’t have no money? He’s got some money stashed away after all. Although he was cleared on perjury charges, he’s still under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. He did it even though he knew he was being closely scrutinized and that anything out of order would further “taint” him. He may not have arrived tainted but everything since has been. And when they get caught, they say they didn’t realize it or just forgot or TurboTax made me do it and then apologize and there’s no real penalty. What is considered an ethics violation worthy of sanction in the Senate? Vitter and the DC Madam wasn’t.
Anyway Sen Burris failed to report in his Senate financial disclosure form–total assets $900K to $1.8M–that he has options to buy 8,000 shares of stock in Inland Real Estate Corp. He was on the board from 1996 until January 15, stepping down just prior to his swearing in. Hard to forget when you consider he took in $64K last year and already owns 8,430 shares worth around $109K.
Apologetic response from Burris spokesman Jim O’Connor?
You are absolutely right. His unexercised options were not disclosed.
So it appears he had plenty of money after all. Plenty of money in fact to pay back his lawyer for his $50K donation to barry’s inauguration. Plenty of money for pay to play – directly to barry for his senate seat through his lawyer. The same thing he suggested to Rob Blagojevich on the audiotape.
And, and my law partner we were gonna try to do something at the law firm. I might be able to do this in the name of Tim Wright.
[Exercising my First Amendment rights] I will state once again that Burris paid for his senate seat in (continued) broad daylight right to barry, which is why he never paid blago anything. His lawyer’s donation was markedly out of character from his donation records. He had actually donated to Hillary Clinton. Burris has been around long enough to know that talking is fine but money can be traced. The whole city knew Blago was under federal investigation – just like we knew Rezko was under federal investigation when barry displayed his “superior judgment” in making his “boneheaded mistake” when he bought his house along with the Rezkos – Burris knew that any cash involved with Blago would be caught.
Why else did barry intercede? It was the first actual action barry made – completely out of character. The very first time he did anything.
Anyone ever going to look into it?
Because it won’t be the Senate Ethics Committee.
recovered missing post
June 19, 2009
Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Schmidt — although Burris’ statements were vague, they didn’t support a perjury charge. Maybe not. But from his subsequent revelations, it’s clear he knew what he was doing in not answering. He was asked specific names. Jim Durkin deserves the blame for not making him give an answer to each name.
JOHN SCHMIDT letter to Michael Madigan:
Moreover, an individual does not commit perjury if he corrects the known falsity before the adjournment of the tribunal. This provision accomplishes the legislative intent of the law of perjury which is to get complete and truthful information before the tribunal.
….These were not substantive discussions concerning how to get the appointment, but rather Sen. Burris imploring the listener to tell Gov. Blagojevich he was interested.
…Burris’ responses cannot support a perjury charge. He said he could not recall anyone specific because there were many individuals urging him to run. The answer was
incomplete, but that is not perjury given the form of the questions.
…The two affidavits signed by Senator Burris dated January 5, 2009 and February 4, 2009 are not inconsistent, thus do not support a perjury charge. The January 5, 2009 affidavit only describes the actual appointment process of Governor Blagojevich appointing Roland Burris to the vacant senate seat. It is insufficient to support perjury charges based upon Burris’ testimony before the House Impeachment Committee.
The February 4, 2009 affidavit was requested by the Committee and filed to supplement Burris’ testimony. This affidavit does not support perjury charges based upon Senator Bums’ answers to the House Committee. This affidavit supplements and expands answers while the tribunal was still convened. It should be noted the affidavit was filed with the Special Committee long before Senator Burris knew his conversation with Robert Blagojevich was captured on tape. This fact supports Senator Burris’ claim the affidavit was meant to supplement the record while the tribunal was in sessi
In sum, based upon our review of the facts and the applicable law, there is insufficient evidence to charge Senator Roland Burris with perjury.
I am obviously very pleased with today’s decision by State’s Attorney John Schmidt. His investigation was both thorough and fair, and I am glad that the truth has prevailed. This matter has now been fully investigated; I cooperated at every phase of the process, and as I have said from the beginning, I have never engaged in any pay-to-play, never perjured myself, and came to this seat in an honest and legal way. Today’s announcement confirms all that.
Friday, June 19, 2009
From Sen Burris website:
Senator Burris Sponsors Juneteenth Resolution Observing End of Slavery in America
Today, Senator Roland W. Burris introduced a resolution observing the historical significance of the Juneteenth Independence Day. The Juneteenth Independence Day is observed every June 19th and honors the widely recognized end of slavery in America when, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves were finally told of their freedom.
On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. From that point on, former slaves in the Southwest celebrated June 19thas the anniversary of their emancipation.
SENATOR BURRIS: Over the past 140 years, Juneteenth Independence Day celebrations have been held to both honor African-American freedom and serve as a symbol of encouragement for the development and enrichment of cultures everywhere. In observing Juneteenth, it is important that we celebrate the end of slavery as a major step in guaranteeing equal rights for every American. We must continue to work to ensure that all in this nation have a chance to fulfill the American dream.
Joining Senator Burris as cosponsors of the bill were Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS), Kristen Gillebrand (D-NY), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and Carl Levin (D-MI).
June 25, 2009
Iranian Hitler Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks up only to rag at barry.
Do you think that this kind of behavior is going to solve any of your problems? It will only make people think you are someone like Bush.
You are at the beginning of your way and you are gaining experience, and we do not wish the scandals of the Bush era to be repeated during your term of office.
We hope that you will avoid interfering in Iran’s affairs and somehow express your regret so that the Iranian nation can become aware of your regret. If there is real change, the Iranian nation will welcome it.
“We”? Who is he referring to?
June 25, 2009
Might this be the reason for Soto sucking this year? Not exactly a performance enhancer. Maybe it hanging over his head was affecting him. Guess we’ll see.
Soto tested positive back in March during the World Baseball Classic while he was playing for Puerto Rico. He didn’t play much and shouldn’t have played at all and won’t be able to for the next two years – the penalty imposed by the International Baseball Federation.
His positive test won’t affect his status with the Cubs or MLB. Evidently he knew he tested positive and had told the Cubs. He has never failed a test before.
While I fully acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident. I do not say this to minimize or deflect from my conduct and I fully understand the ramifications of my actions. I have and will accept any and all consequences.
I am fully dedicated to the game of baseball and my teammates, and I apologize for any distraction and embarrassment this may cause them.
Finally, I would like to thank the Chicago Cubs organization for its support in this matter. I take great pride in putting on my Cubs uniform every day and I look forward to helping the team achieve a successful season.
Geovany assured the organization this was an isolated incident and a misstep in judgment that will not be repeated. Though surprised and disappointed, the club supports Geovany as he takes responsibility for his actions and accepts the consequences.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Gov Palin stepping down July 26th (text)
Gov Palin resigns, July 26th (video)
Republicans react re: Gov Palin
Sens McCain & Murkowski chime in re: Palin
Republican Governor’s Association re: Palin
DNC re: Palin “continues a pattern of bizarre behavior”
June 25, 2009
There really is no end to the classlessness bots are capable of. Since they can’t go after Secretary Clinton because she’s doing a job barry couldn’t even begin to attempt – a job they ridiculed her qualifications for – it’s Gov Palin and her family. From slutty crack ho mom to incesting dad to teenage daughter whores to the most innocent of souls – Trig. Thinking it’s a “joke” to make fun of an infant with Down Syndrome by changing his face.
What kind of person – a woman no less – even thinks of something like that? And how lacking in morals does one have to be to be so proud of ones depraved thoughts that they share it with the entire planet? And these people are inspired by barry. A link to her site is posted on the official Alaska Democratic Party website. So if she isn’t being paid directly by the Democratic Party – she is at the very least officially endorsed by them. Hence the request for barry to get his party in line.
Folks need to see what they are capable of and explaining it is not the same as seeing it but it will not stay here for long. The original photo was shot by Reuters. I hope they go after her somehow. It’s the only way they will be stopped.
Proud artwork courtesy liberal Alaskan Blogger LINDA KELLEN BIEGEL, who is so proud of her work she removed it. Note that she was using the pix as a way to raise money.
Caption: Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hugs her son Trig onstage after her address to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008.
Palin spokeswoman MEGHAN STAPLETON:
Recently we learned of a malicious desecration of a photo of the Governor and baby Trig that has become an iconic representation of a mother’s love for a special needs child. The mere idea of someone doctoring the photo of a special needs baby is appalling.
Babies and children are off limits. It is past time to restore decency in politics and real tolerance for all Americans. The Obama Administration sets the moral compass for its party. We ask that special needs children be loved, respected and accepted and that this type of degeneracy be condemned.
Were barry’s children used in any fashion by anyone other than their parents? And if this a picture of Malia with Chris Matthews face what would these folks be screaming? Here’s an example of the comments at CNN, confirming the character of obamafans – one going so far as to actually write “special needs card”.
that is one of the funniest pictures ever….keep at her!
With all due respect to Mrs. Palin and anyone offended by this pic. GET OVER IT ALREADY!
(Iowa liberal) Sarah, quit trotting out the “special needs” card.
his picture is not offensive.
(Kimberley in CA) Of course. It’s been a week now, time to get her name back in the news.
(Independent voter) no, what’s appalling is palin’s constant whinning and complaining over trivial stuff!
I don’t see a special needs child in the picture, she’s tossing that out there for spin.
(Harvey for Obama) One word Palin, lighten up.
(Robert Austin, Texas) I think it has become apparent that Palin has become a “special needs” adult.
It’s about time for the Wasilla Imbecilla to stop playing the victim.
That baby has special needs, alright. He needs a new mother.
The photo is funny and the point is well taken.
M. Bellew-Smith So, he’s special needs. You had him. Keep him home and stop inflicting him on us and us on him.
Radio Rod welcomes home Jungle Patti, who went farther than most folks thought she would.
(PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / Patti Blagojevich is scheduled to return Thursday from Costa Rica after being eliminated from the competition a day before the show’s final episode.
Her husband, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, released this statement tonight:
‘Because of the love Patti has for her family she went to the jungle where she spent 24 nights. I am so proud of her and so happy she will soon be home. The American people had a chance to get to know Patti and see why we love her so much.”
Visit Patti Blagojevich’s Web site: http://www.junglepatti.com.
June 23, 2009
Ryne Sandberg was on the “Waddle & Silvy” show on ESPN 1000 for the 25th anniversary of his 2 HR game off Bruce Sutter. Sutter of course has to put up being asked about it every year but being an ex Cub helps as does the fact that Ryno is a Hall of Famer. Then they talked about his AA team Tennessee Smokies and then whether Sammy Sosa should get into the HOF. It was recently revealed that Sammy Sosa’s name was on the 2003 list of players who tested positive – the substance(s) still unknown. And there will be an investigation into possible perjury charges for lying befre the House Committee in 2005.
Will the Cubs ever honor Sammy despite the news of him cheating?
RYNE SANDBERG: That’s a tough one. I was around Sammy for about five years before I retired [1992-94, 96, 97], and there wasn’t anything going on then. I did admire the hard work he put in. He was one of the first guys down to the batting cage, hitting extra. I figured he was working out hard in the offseason to get bigger. It was just happening throughout the game, that even myself was blinded by what was really happening, maybe starting in the ’98 season.
I think it’s very unfortunate. I think suspicions were there as they are with some other players. Those players are now put in a category of being tainted players with tainted stats. I think it’s obviously something that was going on in the game. Players participated in it and, as the names have come out, I think that they will be punished for that.
Do you think Sammy belongs in the Hall?
I don’t think so. They use the word ‘integrity’ in describing a Hall of Famer in the logo of the Hall of Fame, and I think there are gonna be quite a few players that are not going to get in. It’s been evident with the sportswriters who vote them in, with what they’ve done with Mark McGwire getting in the 20 percent range. We have some other players … like [Rafael] Palmeiro coming up soon, and it’ll be up to the sportswriters to speak loud and clear about that. I don’t see any of those guys getting in.
What if they get a separate wing in the Hall? [Crazy question]
I don’t even think I’d be in favor of that. I think it’s sending the wrong message. It’s something that’s against the law and against society. It was cheating in the sport. I don’t think the Hall will accept that or go that route. I think it has to be spoken very loud and clear on the stance, and baseball needs to stand, as they have. I’m very, very satisfied with the testing program they have in place now. For a guy who’s tested positive today under what happens now, like Manny Ramirez, it almost takes an idiot to participate in that. So, for the society, for the up-and-coming players and youth out there, I don’t think those guys should be recognized at all.
I agree. Sammy shouldn’t be given any type of ceremony at Wrigley. And the corked bat was enough to rule out the Hall of Fame. It took till this year for Fergie to be recognized and get his number retired and only because Greg Maddux had the same number. And what’s with the separate hall nonsense. There should be a separate wing for Ronnie.
Source: ESPN CHICAGO
One of the recovered missing posts
Should Gitmo be closed?
No 65 -32
If closed, want them in your state?
No 74 – 23
Sounds strange but there are towns that have offered because there are no jobs in the area. Hardin, Montana (pop 3,400) has a completely stocked and functional $27-million detention facility that has never been used. City council 5-0 back a proposal to take Gitmo detainees – if it ever happens. Aren’t there pedophiles they could get off the streets and send there?
70% would be upset if barry went opposite their opinion.
Close and move some to prisons in US (yes/no)
IND 29 – 68
REP 9 – 91
What effect has Gitmo had on National Security?
Not had much effect 37