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Jon Corzine's weaselly ways have hit a brick wall.
A federal judge has ordered Jon Corzine and other former MF Global officials to face a class-action lawsuit filed by customers of the failed futures firm.
But before denying the ex-New Jersey governor's attempt to escape the lawsuit, Judge Victor Marrero took him, his fellow defendants and the parties suing them as well to task.
Decrying the "wasteful and rancorous litigation" that he said has characterized the legal dispute between the commodity customers and former MF Global officials, Marrero blasted both for "failing to concede any ground to each other even in the light of clear, controlling case law that should generate agreement and consensus among people moved by reason, good faith and common sense."
Marrero particularly pointed a hard finger at Corzine and his co-defendants for continuing to deny any responsibility in the collapse of MF Global, which led to the disappearance of some $1.6 billion customer money from segregated accounts.
The firm fell into bankruptcy on Halloween 2011 after investors and ratings agencies were spooked by a massive and mostly undisclosed stake the firm had amassed in troubled European sovereign debt. The investment, built up during Corzine's short tenure as a chairman and chief executive officer, was a part of the former Goldman Sachs CEO's strategy to turn the struggling MF Global into a powerhouse investment bank.
Marrero praised the commodity customers' "compelling" account of the causes and events around the firm's collapse. "Yet MF Global's high-ranking officers, including several of the Defendants here, continue to assert... that it is not even plausible that anyone of them could bear any responsibility for any part of the harm MF Global's disintegration caused."
Judge Marrero ain't buyin' what Jon Corzine is shovelin'.
Sadly though, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman still isn't interested. In his
office, evidence is only "compelling" when it can be used against enemies
of the regime. Since Jon Corzine is a big-time Friend of Barry, his Get Out
Of Jail Free card remains in good standing.
With apologies to Kris Kristofferson and Janis Joplin...
Freedom's just a buzzword for liberals without clues,
And Obamacare ain't worth nothin' but it's free,
Feeling good was easy, doc, when Carney sang the blues,
And doctor, that was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and my insurance company.
But when it comes to Weapons Grade Stupid, ladies and gentleman, I give you … Jay Carney
During a press conference on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary called "freedom" a "buzzword." He was discussing Obamacare's effect in lessening work hours because it lowers the hourly threshold an American must work in order to obtain health care.
It's not anything but an added choice that they have that allows them more freedom, to use a certain buzzword, more choice.
As in The Great Depression gave 34 million Americans the "freedom" to work fewer hours. Or "choose" not work at all. Apparently Herbert Hoover was ahead of his time. All he needed to do was pass out free health care and the Dust Bowl would be just a figment of our imaginations.
Obamumism, and liberalism, are the antithesis of Freedom and Liberty.
Listen up America. You can be beholden to the state. Or you can stand on your own two feet.
Did they get you to trade your freedom for ghosts? Liberty for change?
Did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish Ronald Reagan was here.
Rob Andrews sees the writing on the wall. So he's bailing out while the coast is still clear. And before the House Ethics Committee throws him out.
U.S. Representative Robert Andrews, D-1st, of Haddon Heights, is expected to announce today that he will resign from Congress this month and go to work for a Philadelphia law firm, according to Philly.com.
The Democrat is in his 24th year in the House of Representatives. In the midst of ethics investigations into his personal use of campaign funds, Andrews is planing to take a public affairs position at he unnamed law firm.
A House subcommittee was formed in March 2013 to look at Andrews' use of $30,000 in campaign funds to pay for his family to go to Scotland, and for other expenses. The subcommittee would also investigate whether he made false statements to federal officials.
A Star-Ledger report also showed Andrews used $10,000 to pay for a graduation party for one of his daughters and contributed thousands of dollars to theaters that cast his daughter in plays.
Just another typical Democrat.
But since he didn't cause a traffic jam, nobody was actively clammoring for his resignation. It's just a nice surprise on an otherwise mundane Tuesday morning.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out Rob.
UPDATE 04 Feb 2014 11:23:
And to almost no one's surprise, George Norcross has annointed his baby brother Donald to occupy Andrews' seat.
Earlier this month a judge ordered Jon Corzine to make 100% restitution to MF Global's clients. But Corzine has other ideas, and he's appealing the ruling.
Jon Corzine and other ex-managers of bankrupt MF Global Inc. are appealing a court ruling calling for 100 percent repayment of customers of the failed brokerage, they said in court papers.
A notice of appeal was filed yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan by Corzine, the ex-New Jersey governor and onetime Goldman Sachs Group co-chairman, and by managers targeted in a lawsuit including senior executives Bradley Abelow and Henri Steenkamp. They are challenging a Nov. 5 ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn that would allow all missing customer funds to be returned by the end of the year.
Corzine and other parties previously objected to the distributions, saying in past court papers that they would allow the trustee for customers, James Giddens, to improperly assign funds that could be part of the general creditors' estate.
The distributions require the court to find that there is a shortfall in the customers' estate of at least $632 million, and advance funds from the general estate of $233 million, according to court papers.
James Kobak, a lawyer for Giddens, said in the Nov. 5 hearing that there is only $837 million in the general estate, and he hopes the amount will be "fortified" by further recoveries. The only potential source of more recoveries is a lawsuit against Corzine and the other managers brought by customers who claim mismanagement led to the company's downfall.
Translation: Jon Corzine doesn't want to repay the folks his firm ripped off.
He still refuses to accept responsibility.
Which, of course, makes him Just Another Typical Democrat.
Government of the people, by the people, and for the people has in fact perished from the Earth.
The Census Bureau "faked" their 2012 election jobs report. Why? To re-elect Obama, that's why. It's what I predicted when Obama subsumed the census under the auspices of his partisan White House cronies. And of course I was right.
The IRS launched a full-frontal assault on Tea Party and other Conservative groups, and kept them out of the 2012 election. Why? To re-elect Obama, that's why. They're unionized public employees, and the public employee unions are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Democratic Party.
The DOJ continues to defy the Supreme Court's invalidation of their interference in Texas elections. Why? To elect more Democrats in Texas, that's why. They want to turn Texas "blue," and they'll stop at nothing to achieve that goal.
The Secretary of Education chastized "white suburban moms" who dared to question Common Core. Why? To inflame racial tensions, that's why. Angry Blacks are motivated to keep voting Democrat, and the Democrats are currently in deep doo-doo over the Obamacare fiasco. Ergo, they need those votes to hang to their Senate majority in 2014.
The Federal Reserve cares not one whit about saving and investment, it serves only one master, you guessed it, The Democratic Party. And they're driving our economy right over the Weimar cliff, because printing money and passing it out like candy to subservient voters is easier than building a foundation for strong markets and vibrant commerce.
The sad truth is that our government no longer represents "we the people." It marches to the tune of one particular political party: The Democratic Party. And thus we can no longer trust it. Because they are not acting on behalf of all Americans; nay, they are consumed with only one ideal — power — and every action they take is weighed as to how it will benefit the Democratic Party.
Of course, my liberal friends see this trend as a Good Thing.
In the end they'll turn us all into beggars 'cause they're easier to please.
Frank Pallone is one really classy guy. Because calling someone a "monkey" is only racist when Republicans do it.
From C-SPAN (video not embeddable, alas):
00:00:00 INFORMATION BEING PROVIDED.
00:00:02 THAT'S NOT IN PLAY HERE TODAY.
00:00:05 NO HEALTH INFORMATION IS REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
00:00:10 AND WHY IS THAT?
00:00:11 BECAUSE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS DON'T MATTER.
00:00:13 SO ONCE AGAIN, HERE WE HAVE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES TRYING TO SCARE EVERYBODY -- >> IF THE GENTLEMAN WILL YIELD?
00:00:19 >> NO, I WILL NOT YIELD TO THIS MONKEY COURT OR WHATEVER -- >> THIS IS NOT MONKEY COURT.
00:00:23 >> DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.
00:00:25 I AM NOT YIELDING.
You really have to watch the video to get the full effect of The Distinguished Gentleman's mocking tone, complete with animated bobble-head inanity.
It's a shame the good people of Monmouth County didn't replace this horse's ass
with Anna Little when they had the chance.
Gee, I wonder why the Democrats would think that?
And New Jersey's large RINO population is A-OK with it too.
With the election for governor less than three weeks away, Gov. Chris Christie has a 26-point lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll out today. The Republican governor is ahead, 59 percent to 33 percent — a 6-point increase in the margin since last month.
"Barbara Buono is not making any new gains, even among those who should gravitate to her," said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers University. "Chris Christie simply seems to be a force of nature all but unstoppable in this particular election."
Can you feel another hug from Obama coming on? Because I can.
And the GOP establishment is gonna kiss his ring for 2016, while the Democrats keep their partisanship alive and well.
Christie, who's also mulling a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, has been touting his bipartisan accomplishments as he runs for re-election in a state where Democrats greatly outnumber Republicans.
Booker and Christie have worked closely together on projects in the past and the two are friends, but Booker told CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper that it doesn't mean he'll cross party lines to vote for Christie.
"When I look at all the issues, Barbara Buono is clearly in line with the voters of New Jersey," Booker told Tapper Thursday on "The Lead."
With "friends" like that, who needs enemies?
You know, I'm surprised that I'm still surprised by guys like these two. Because corruption is a Way Of Life among NJ Democrats. Still, you'd think after the parade of convicts leaving their caucus for a vacation in an orange jumpsuit the word would get out to be more careful. Ethical, even.
Nah, who am I kidding? These guys never think they'll be the next one to get caught!
So meet Essex County Assemblyman Al Coutinho, who stole from his own family.
Assemblyman Al Coutinho (D-Essex) pleaded guilty today to theft and falsifying records, admitting that he cashed checks from his family's foundation for his own benefit and never disclosed the income on state financial disclosure forms.
While Coutinho faces up to six and half years on the charges, the state Attorney General's Office is recommending probation.
Probation? But of course. Al's one of Joe DiVincenzo's boys. And Joe's tight with Chris Christie. So Al gets to resign his seat to "spend more time with his family." You know, the family he stole from. Thanksgiving's gonna be a little awkward in the Coutinho house this year, eh?
Party bosses quickly gathered together in one of their usual haunts and annointed Eliana Pintor Marin (who?) to replace Coutinho.
"It's overwhelming because of the person I will be replacing," Pintor Marin said as she accepted the nomination. "I hope I can prove to be half of what Albert was."
Half a crook is still a crook. Or am I missing something here?
Meanwhile, Bergen County, not wanting to be left out of all the fun, indicted former county Democratic leader Joseph Ferriero on multiple racketeering charges yesterday.
Joseph A. Ferriero abused his power and influence as the chairman of Bergen County's Democratic Party by engaging in bribery, kickback and shakedown schemes, including a plot to extort $1.7 million from a prior developer of the Meadowlands retail and entertainment project now known as American Dream, a federal grand jury alleged Wednesday.
Ferriero, 56, once among the state's most powerful political leaders, was indicted on federal racketeering charges, accused of soliciting monthly bribes of $35,000 from a Virginia-based real estate investment trust that developed the Meadowlands project, formerly known as Xanadu.
The trust made the payments through its Teaneck law firm from 2002 to 2006 in exchange for Ferriero's help in securing endorsements and official support, and to prevent him and others from opposing the project, the indictment alleges.
To be fair, Ferriero kinda, sorta beat this rap once already, on a technicality after SCOTUS decided "theft of honest services" wasn't an Actual Crime. So the Feds are back with a New And Improved indictment.
All in all, it's just another day in the swamps of Jersey…
How cute, Cory's got an imaginary playmate!
Sources tell National Review Online that the central character in one of Booker's oft-repeated stories — T-Bone, the drug pusher who the mayor has said threatened his life at one turn and sobbed on his shoulder the next — is a figment of his imagination, even though Booker has talked about him in highly emotional terms and in great detail.
The tale is one Booker admits he's told a "million" times, according to the Newark Star Ledger. Ronald Rice Jr., a Newark city councilman and Booker ally who has known the mayor since 1998, says the T-Bone story was a "fixture" of Booker's unsuccessful 2002 mayoral bid against corrupt Newark political boss Sharpe James, perhaps for its symbolic value. In Booker's mind, according to the city councilman, "It's not so much the details of the story" that matter, but the principle that "these things happen, they happen to real people, they happen in the city of Newark."
Now where have we heard the line of BS before? Oh, yeah. "Fake, but Accurate!"
If "these things" happen to "real people" perhaps Cory could introduce us to them? But no, he's gotta make up a guy who's presumably more interesting than any of the "real people" he meets.
Much like Barack Obama's composite girlfriend. Remember her? I'm sure the media would rather that you didn't.
What matters, of course, is The Narrative, not the facts. Facts that don't advance The Narrative are ignored, replaced by anecdotes which do advance The Narrative, but may, or more likely may not, be true.
Truth, the post-modernalists will tell us, is relative anyway. Cory Booker believes his imaginary drug-dealer friend is real, and so Real he is. That's Cory's "truth," and who are we to judge unless we've imagined walking a mile in his shoes?
Except, and I'm just throwing this out there, our nation is facing Real Problems. We don't need imaginary solutions pitched by a guy who can't keep his stories straight. Maybe that stuff plays well on Twitter but it sure isn't working out so well for the poseur occupying the Resolute Desk.
So, let's put Cory Booker in an Imaginary Senate (he'll feel right at home!)
and send Steve Lonegan to Washington to represent the Real People of New Jersey.
Alas, it was his gubernatorial predecessor in this classic scene:
Joseph: [to Phoebe] Boys have a penis, and girls have a vagina.
Phoebe: [to Kimble] Well, I see you've covered the basics.
"The basics?" They aren't nearly so basic anymore, thanks to Jerry Brown and the Transgender Translators:
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law Monday afternoon allowing the state's transgender public school students to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports.
The law would cover the state's 6.2 million elementary and high school kids in public schools.
Supporters say the law will help cut down on bullying against transgender students, The families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use.
"Now, every transgender student in California will be able to get up in the morning knowing that when they go to school as their authentic self they will have the same fair chance at success as their classmates," Masen Davis, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center said.
So there you have it. To cover the basics you need a kindergartener. To be your "authentic self" you need the assistance of a Transgender Law Center.
Because in California, girls have a penis and boys have a vagina.
Really. The governor said so.
California is like a bowl of granola. Take away the fruits and nuts and all
you've got left are the flakes.
C'mon, for sheer humor value alone she's an inspired choice.
Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.
A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a "voice of reason" that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Hey, why not put a complete buffoon in charge of an organization which never should have been created in the first place? It's the perfect plan, demonstrating once and for all just how useless DHS is.
First up, Genghis John Kerry can take her to Cambodia and along the way point out that North and South Vietnam are in fact one happy country now.
Then someone will explain, very slowly, that Lincoln freed the slaves in the 1860s, not the 1960s.
And we can be sure her TSA won't screen gangbangers anymore; after all Ms. Jackson Lee believes they're simply misunderstood victims of racist straw purchasers. Oh, and I suspect she'll order the DHS to "enforce the laws we have," just like the resolution of the same theme she introduced on the floor of the House. And of course every new secret op will require an African-American sounding name too.
Then, if somehow there is an actual incidence of terrorism on her watch, well that's obviously the fault of the sequester, just like the Boston Bombing was, right?
Instead of looking for illegal aliens here at home, she'll devote all her time to searching for the flag Neil Armstrong planted on Mars.
With any luck Sheila Jackson Lee will be an even bigger Boss From Hell at DHS than she is in Congress and all the useless bureaucrats will simply up and quit.
So yeah, Sheila Jackson Lee for Secretary of Homeland Security. Who better to
illustrate the unseriousness of that
colossal and inefficient boondoggle?
Bob Belvedere asks, "Why does Huma Abedin stay?"
I've been trying to figure this one out and haven't been able to.
I believe the answer has to lie somewhere in the midst of the information about her that Andrew McCarthy reminds us of today — please do read the whole thing and encourage others to do the same for Mr. McCarthy has put together a first-class indictment of this major security risk who is probably an agent of the Mohammedins [my opinion, not necessarily AMcC's].
If you've got any thoughts on this, I would appreciate seeing them.
Connect the dots Bob. You're almost there.
The story of Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood, so aptly detailed by Mr. McCarthy, should scare the pants off of any red-blooded American patriot.
She's not "probably" an agent of the Mohammedans; she is the Muslim Brotherhood's Number One gal in America. Given her resume and pedigree, how could she not be?
Mom's in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood. She openly advocates violent jihad and raises money for Hamas.
Dad ran a virulently anti-Semitic and sharia-supremacist organization in Saudi Arabia. When Dad died, Mom stepped into his shoes.
Huma worked for her both her parents before joining the Clinton White House.
It's all there in Andrew McCarthy's expose, plain as day.
And surely no one believes the Obama Administration's swooning over Egypt's Arab Spring and subsequent embracing of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood is merely an accident of Realpolitik. Huma Abedin was in the right place at the right time, and she influenced U.S. policy to the Muslim Brotherhood's maximum benefit.
But as you and Mr. McCarthy noted, nobody is allowed to talk about that.
Because she's married to a prominent American Jew, that's why. He's her "beard." Her cover. Her shield. Everybody knows Huma Abedin can't be working for the Muslim Brotherhood, because she's married to a Jew!
The word "Taqiyya" literally means: "Concealing, precaution, guarding." It is employed in disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.
Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur'an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a "religion of peace". A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart.
Why does Huma Abedin stay? To further the Mohammedan cause.
Suppose Anthony Weiner does become mayor of New York. He'll suddenly be privy to reams of anti-terrorism info. How much of that info do you suppose would be useful to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas?
And, right now the NYPD leads the charge when it comes to monitoring Islamist groups here in the U.S. How long do you imagine that'll last under a Weiner Administration?
Huma's got Carlos Danger right where she wants him, and she isn't about to take her eye off the prize.
The evidence against Huma is so strong that in a sane world, she would have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of espionage a long time ago. At a minimum, documents — like her Form 86 — would have been subpoenaed by now.
Sadly, we don't live in a sane world anymore.
The makers of Fantastic Cigarettes, long in the leaf and short in the can, bring you Another True Story from the tattered playbook of Carlos Danger Third Leg.
Or as we like to call it, Just Another Day at the Anthony Weiner for Mayor Campaign.
Telephone Guy~ Hi, um, I'd like to order a pizza to go and no anchovies.
CD~ No Anchovies? You got the wrong man, I spell my name Danger! (Click)
It turns out that "Carlos Danger", aka Anthony Weiner, can't stop tweeting his junk. To girls half his age.
Yes there are new pictures of his third leg. And more.
Fortunately the ones I saw are strategically blurred so we can't tell if he's holding his anchovies.
The key thing to note here is these new texts are from last summer, one year after he resigned from Congress and supposedly cleaned his act up.
Please tell me the recipient of these photos wasn't named Betty Jo Bialowski!
Just a second, Danger! What about my pickle?
The race for NYC Mayor is now officially a Firesign Theater skit.
Go for it Harry. Make my day. Run roughshod over the Republicans and lay bare your anti-American agenda for all to see. Pass card check. Cap and Trade and Gun Confiscation too. Enact 90% tax rates. In fact, cram in as many progressive shit sandwiches as you can between now and November 2014.
Then the GOP will easily retake the Senate by mocking every ridiculous policy and legislative initiative you railroaded through. The shambles you'll make of our economy and nation will leave the voters no choice but to run your caucus out of town on a rail.
And then our first order of business will be to repeal Obamacare. Followed by privatizing Social Security, passing tort reform, and mandating welfare-to-work and stringent limits on entitlements. Culminating with the piece de resistance, a Constitutional Amendment enshrining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
All with 51 votes while you and every other progressive pinhead stews in oblivion.
I can't wait.
Liberal nutjob Senator Kristen Gillibrand wants every military unit to establish a parallel chain of command, one answerable to politically correct bureaucrats instead of military brass.
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed a dramatic change in the virtually God-like power a unit commander has over subordinates, including the process by which allegations of sexual assault are handled.
She wants to alter the chain of command to create a separate military convening authority to assess such allegations and decide if they will go to trial.
Ah, yes. This shadow command will only investigate "allegations of sexual assault." Except the Obama Administration has profoundly twisted the definition of "sexual assault" into an unrecognizable morass of feminut nonsense. Thoughts, glances, off-hand comments, even asking someone out on a date are all now considered potentially "offensive" and subject to adjudication.
And of course anything but full-throated celebration of homosexuality is grounds for immediate court martial.
So inserting a Soviet-style political officer into every unit makes perfect
sense, unless you see our military as a cohesive fighting force instead of a
vehicle for imposing radical social change.
The stench of corruption surrounding Senator Bob Menendez wafted around Elmwood Park yesterday as another one of his cronies was sentenced for arranging illegal campaign contributions.
A Bergen County man was sentenced today to two years of probation and fined $8,600 for his role as one straw donor in a conspiracy to make illegal campaign contributions to a federal campaign committee, federal authorities said.
Benedetto Bigica, 45, of Elmwood Park, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with his brother, Joseph Bigica, to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act through using straw donations. In January, Benedetto Bigica entered his plea in Newark federal before U.S. District Judge Faith Hochberg, who also handed down his sentence.
While officials have not identified the candidate who was getting the contributions, campaign finance records have shown the donations went to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez.
Benedetto's brother Joseph is currently serving 5 years in prison for his role as ringleader of the scam.
Joseph Bigica admitted that between April 2005 and May 2009, he conspired to make approximately $98,600 in illegal contributions to the campaign committee of a federal candidate.
Oh but have no fear New Jersey. Bob Menendez is squeaky clean. It's
only all these dodgy guys around him who are dirty. If it wasn't for them,
ole Bob would be well on his way towards sainthood by now. Or something.
You don't? Read it and weep.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy's chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation — one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman's 17-year career.
"Because she was a liar," Zeifman said in an interview last week. "She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality."
Hillary's supporters tout her House Watergate Committee experience as evidence of her tenacity. Yeah, her tenacity to lie, cheat, and obfuscate.
The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O'Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel. Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.
The brief was so fraudulent and ridiculous, Zeifman believes Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.
Hillary Clinton is a lying sack of shit.
Always has been, always will be.
Tell me again why we should believe one word she says about Benghazi?
As secretary of state in the most transparent administration in history she ordered her chief of staff to warn a Benghazi whistle-blower not to spill the beans on Benghazi to a U.S. congressman. So, what is Hillary hiding?
That's a good question. One that Hillary ought to answer under oath. Her previous testimony, given "willingly," seems mendacious at best in light of the latest revelations emanating from the state department. And if it's determined she lied during those hearings, false statements made to Congress are criminally punishable under 18 U.S.C. 1001.
Hillary Clinton's house of cards is finally collapsing. I guess it's poetic
justice that the most dishonest president since Richard Nixon will be her
It's good to have friends. Federal Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo, appointed to the bench by Bill Clinton, gave singer Lauryn Hill a slap on the wrist at her sentencing on federal tax evasion charges today.
A federal judge today sentenced Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill to three months in prison, along with one year of supervised release that will include three months of home confinement.
The prosecutor had asked for the federal minimum of three years. But Judge Arleo was having none of it.
But U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo appeared to take into consideration the fact that Hill had recently paid her outstanding federal taxes, as well as state tax taxes she owed. The judge also pointed to Hill's past charitable works and the music and artistry that she has displayed over the years. In addition, Arleo noted, Hill had no prior criminal record.
Ah yes, the "music and artistry" defense. AKA, the Friend Of Barry Exemption. What's a million bucks in unpaid taxes when you've sung a duet with Dear Leader?
Wesley Snipes is wishing his lawyers had thought of that shit.
Louis Freeh has had it with Jon Corzine's stalling. The MF Global bankruptcy proceedings are supposed to be in "mediation," but the talks are dragging out. So now it's time to put Corzine in the hot seat.
Jon Corzine, a former U.S. Senator and governor from New Jersey, has been sued for his role in the failure of brokerage firm MF Global Holdings, the eighth largest bankruptcy in history.
The trustee overseeing MF Global's bankruptcy, former FBI chief Louis Freeh, filed the papers against Corzine and two other top MF Global executives late Monday in federal bankruptcy court in Manhattan.
The other two executives named in the suit are former chief operating officer Bradley I. Abelow and former chief financial officer Henri J. Steenkamp, both close Corzine allies.
The suit alleges that Corzine, who served as CEO of MF Global until the firm collapsed in October 2011, and his fellow defendants "dramatically changed" the business model of the company, shifting it away from a commodities brokerage into a full-blown investment bank.
The suit says Corzine and the others did so with little regard to the risks inherent to such a move.
The executives, in particular Corzine, in their haste to build a world-class investment bank, ignored "systemic weaknesses" in MF Global's operations that eventually led to the firm's bankruptcy, according to the suit.
According to the complaint, which seeks an unspecified amount in damages, MF Global lost more than a billion dollars in value between Corzine's arrival at the firm and the start of bankruptcy.
Freeh said in the suit that Corzine, Abelow and Steenkamp breached their fiduciary duties, accusing the trio of being ultimately responsible for MF Global's downfall. Their actions "culminated in the business collapse of the company and the bankruptcies of the debtors."
Take Corzine for every cent he's got. It's not as good as seeing him
frog-marched in handcuffs and leg-irons, but penury is a fitting penalty
for his colossal arrogance.
It's one of things that ought to be a no-brainer. Deficits are bad. Even Dear Leader says so, sometimes. But Harry Reid and his band of merry spendthrifts can't be bothered with balancing the federal budget. Nope. Not when there's pork to be barrelled and millionaires to vilify.
On the plus side they finally did fulfill their Constitutional duty by crafting a budget proposal. The bad news is it accelerates spending and raises taxes. So Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) proposed a simple motion to send the Democrats' plan back to committee with instructions to figure out how to balance it by 2023.
No can do, said the Democrats.
Every Democrat except one -- Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- opposed it, while all Republicans voted for it. The measure failed on a 46-53 vote.
It's almost as if they aren't serious about cutting the deficit.