Obama’s $100,000 garden grant wasted, Obama corruption, Chicago Suntimes, July 11, 2008, Illinois state senator, $100,000 state grant, Obama and corrupt grants

Barack Obama is documented to have close ties to corruption and crime in Chicago and Illinois. The Tony Rezko trial revealed Obama’s close, long time ties to Rezko, Blagojevich, Stuart Levine and a host of dubious characters. Obama has also been documented to have been involved in securing grants from the state of Illinois for many projects that were suspect or tied to criminals. Obama and his former campaign manager, Dan Shomon, secured state grants for Robert Blackwell companies. Shomon, while campaign manager for Obama, worked for Blackwell. Robert Blackwell companies gave over $ 30,000 to the Obama campaign in 2007.

The Chicago Suntimes, in an article dated July 11, 2008, reveals another large grant obtained by Obama and this deal really smells. Here are some excerpts from the article:

“Obama’s $100,000 garden grant wasted
He vowed to ‘work tirelessly’ to build an oasis for Englewood. It never happened.”

“Kenny B. Smith, a onetime campaign volunteer for Barack Obama, can’t explain exactly how he spent $100,000 of taxpayers’ money on a garden that was never built.”

“As a state senator, Barack Obama gave $100,000 in state money to a campaign volunteer who failed to deliver on a plan to create a botanic garden in one of Chicago’s most blighted neighborhoods.

Obama — who was running for Congress when he announced the project in 2000 — said the green space in Englewood would build ”a sense of neighborhood pride.”

Instead, what was supposed to be a six-block stretch of trees and paths is now a field of unfulfilled dreams, strewn with weeds, garbage and broken pavement.”

“Smith — an early Obama supporter who gave $550 to his state and congressional campaigns — said he gave his paperwork documenting the work to a state agency and no longer has it. A Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity spokeswoman said officials would look into the matter.”

Read the rest of the article here:

12 responses to “Obama’s $100,000 garden grant wasted, Obama corruption, Chicago Suntimes, July 11, 2008, Illinois state senator, $100,000 state grant, Obama and corrupt grants

  1. Yikes, sounds like the Junior Senator is a fast learner. He really has the racket down. Ooops, did I say racket?

    A change we can believe in? He’s actually right. I do believe he is going to bring the same change that any politician will bring. The change that will get him votes. He is bringing nothing new to the table, just the same old same old. Only worse probably.

  2. zachjonesishome

    I am so glad you keep the details straight. This article is now available to the military. Zach

  3. (Same Old) Duck

    Hey CW…

    Larry’s wordpress blog has been taken offline.
    Will you be posting about Larry’s new site?
    If I remember correctly it’s:

    Thanks for all you do !!

  4. Hi,
    what happen to larry Sinclair’s blog? I’m a lurker and read his blog daily I have also donate with my paypal address ecolonjr1@aol.com. Please keep me updated about his blog and Thank you Citizen Wells for helping larry when he most needed you. Eugene

  5. CITIZEN went to read Larry Sinclairs blog… said it is inactive.. what is going on?????????/

  6. sisterrosetta

    I have been incommunicado, so please forgive if already posted.

    by Linda Cowan
    The clanking coming from Obama’s closet.
    July 11, 2008 10:00 AM EST


    The clanking you hear in Barak Obama’s closet is Larry Sinclair. Rattle, rattle, toil and battle. Conscionably, innocently, Larry Sinclair wanted Barak Obama to fess up, “own up” as we say in the west, to crack cocaine use back in 1999. Asking people to vote for you to be President of the United States when you are a crack cocaine user just wasn’t something Larry Sinclair thought was right. He felt so strongly about the issue, that he advised the Obama Campaign that he thought Obama should tell the truth about his drug use! The nerve of the Guy!

    So what does Obama do to stop Larry Sinclair from telling the truth about the crack cocaine use? Not what you would expect. Rather than addressing the issue himself, Obama uses a messenger in the form of Donald Young, a gay Choir Director from Trinity Church in Chicago, to call Larry Sinclair. Donald Young comes right out and asks Larry Sinclair why he did not mention the sexual relationship that Obama and Sinclair shared? Now, see, Larry Sinclair didn’t even want that known. That was a non-issue. The crack cocaine use was the important thing to Larry Sinclair. “Just tell people you use crack cocaine more recently than you claim, Mr. Obama.” That is all Larry Sinclair wanted. But that wasn’t what he got.

    Gosh! Those were the good ‘ol days! A very short time ago, life was simple for the Sinclair family, wasn’t it? Donald Young, the messenger, was still alive. You do know, he has been murdered. Harassing emails weren’t a problem for Larry, back then. The person who threatened Larry Sinclair’s life and his Mother’s life wasn’t even in the picture, much less the FBI who refused charges filed against same. Back then you would had to have laughed out loud to think Larry Sinclair, with all his faults, could be important enough for the Attorney General of Delaware to take action in a trumped up case, use taxpayer expense money to travel to Washington, D.C.. and file charges for, what was that?…. say that again!…..Unknown Charges? And then he had the case sealed? Unbelievable!

    Whew! Time went by fast. What has happened since is classic textbook coverup. Obama’s paid crew have issued a battery of allegations of criminal acts to discredit Larry Sinclair. The campaign has used positions in government to attempt to render him penniless and helpless to defend himself, and there are threats of physical violence against him and his supporters. There is a tome of harassing emails from the paid Obama smear crew spewing filthy language that is not fit to be in print. It is all there, folks. What Not To Do If Someone Knows Something About You – 101.

    The Main Stream Media has taken a huge shopping spree, buying up everything offered in the Obama Cover-up Store! They have bought into the lies and smears, lock, stock and barrell, without looking into the facts, without asking a single question, or showing a modicum of respect to an American, Larry Sinclair, who bravely asked that the truth be told. The Main Stream Media is as guilty as Obama when it comes to the cover-up of this story! Shame on them!

    Over the 4th of July, I saw a program on an Italian fireworks master and how those displays were created. I saw the Boston barge loaded with the show, ready for the celebration. It is amazing stuff. Couldn’t help thinking about the explosion that is going to happen when a decent Investigative Reporter takes all the information that Larry Sinclair has made available and writes, really writes, this story.

  7. Hey, Citizen, great post, Obama is just another scamming politican,
    schooled in Chicago.
    Makes one wonder what he has in store for the whole country.

  8. citizenwells

    I spoke to Larry Sinclair a few minutes ago.
    He believes that WordPress has shut him down.
    He is working on his new blog site as I type this.
    Br patient and I will keep you updated.

  9. Everyone..Ck your emails!


  11. Urban Farming – Chicago is planting gardens in Englewood. Where’s the land. I’ll plant on it! The constituents of Englewood need to eat!

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