Blagojevich trial, May 1, 2010, Pay to play politics, Obama Blagojevich Rezko corruption cronies, Chicago corruption, Democrats Republicans Mainstream media complicit, Conspiracy?

Blagojevich trial, May 1, 2010, Pay to play politics, Obama Blagojevich Rezko corruption cronies

“The investigation dubbed “Operation Board Games,” into the influence peddling within the cesspool of corruption that encompasses Illinois politicians from both major parties, has developed into multiple subplots, many of which feature Barack Obama.

Therefore, Obama should start bidding for the starring role in the movie that is sure to follow the criminal trials involved in this case because he has absolutely no chance of winning the White House, even if the leaders of the Democratic party allow this sorry charade to carry on and his name appears on the ballot.

The major media organizations continue to ignore a story that is destined to become the biggest political scandal of the decade, except for a bleep here and there. By now this can only mean one of two things. They are either unwilling to commit the manpower necessary to connect the dots of all the subplots or they know the Republicans will supply the goods free of charge the minute Obama becomes the nominee.”…Journalist Evelyn Pringle, April 21, 2008


The Democrats, Republicans and Mainstream Media allowed Barack Obama to slip through the 2008 election cycle without being vetted, without being adequately challenged.


Some or all of the following words apply:


Status quo



Party politics over country


From Evelyn Pringle at The Real Obama, April 21, 2008.

“This two-part article is the last article in a 3-part series. The first two, Barack Obama — Wizard of Oz and Barack Obama — Operation Board Games for Slumlords, cover Obama’s rise to fame in the political mafia of Illinois, bankrolled by the now infamous Syrian-born influence peddler, Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

They also give the details of Obama’s involvement in a slumlord business largely operating out of the Chicago-based Davis, Miner & Barnhill law firm, which hired Obama in 1993, with his boss, Allison Davis, reaping in the profits with Rezko‘s development company, Rezmar.

The “Board Games For Slumlord” article gives in-depth details of the federal investigation along with the names of people who are listed as “Co-Schemers” and “Individuals” in the indictments issued thus far. Therefore for the most part, this article will refer to all the scams collectively as what prosecutors refer to as “pay-to-play” schemes.

The mainstream media continues to refer to the corruption trial currently taking place in a Federal courthouse in Chicago as the Rezko case, never mentioning the fact that Rezko is sitting in the courtroom alone at the defendant’s table only because many of the co-defendants have already pleaded guilty, or have not been indicted yet.

Some of the people listed in the indictments as co-schemers and individuals include William Cellini, a long-standing Republican powerbroker in Illinois, and Robert Kjellander, treasurer for the Republican National Committee.

In the April 3, 2008 Chicago Sun-Times, Mark Brown wrote: “For more than three decades, William Cellini has been the unseen hand pulling the strings of Illinois government, adroitly manipulating it to his purpose.”

“That purpose,” Brown noted, “was mainly to make himself rich — through lobbying fees and insider contracts, government loans and leases for his real estate developments, and finally the coup de grace, his own riverboat casino company.”

Cellini was a co-founder of Commonwealth Realty Advisors, “a firm that has received hundreds of millions of dollars in pension funds to invest on behalf of retired state employees and teachers,” according to a report by Rick Pearson in the April 6, 2008 Chicago Tribune.

The Feds have several incriminating taped conversations between Cellini and the co-schemers and after hearing the tapes, Sun-Time reporter, Mark Brown wrote:

“That Cellini would slip up and allow himself to be caught on a federal wiretap is nothing short of a miracle to those of us who have marveled at his career and attempted to expose his deals where we could — mostly in vain and always too late to foil him.””

“Rezko is widely known to be a bipartisan influence peddler. During his opening statement, Rezko’s lead defense attorney, Joseph Duffy, told the jury that Rezko raised money for Democrats and Republicans alike, such as former Cook County Board President, John Stroger, and Representative Luis Gutierrez, Democrats, and former Governor Jim Edgar, a Republican, along with current Governor Rod Blagojevich and Obama, both Democrats.

Duffy told the jurors that Rezko “met Barack Obama when he was in Harvard Law School and tried to hire him” to be the lawyer for his development company. During 2003 and 2004, he said, Rezko helped organize fundraisers for both President Bush and Obama

Persons who have avoided trial in the Board Games case by pleading guilty to corruption charges include the government’s star witness, Stuart Levine, a Chicago businessman who had been a major fundraiser for Republicans in Illinois for decades, including Bush.

Levine was the first defendant nailed in the Board Games investigation. The FBI confronted him four years ago on May 20, 2004, and although he was cooperating with the Feds for some time, he did not enter an official guilty plea until October 2006.

Defendants who pleaded guilty as early as September 2005, include Chicago attorney, Steve Loren, a lawyer for the teacher’s retirement pension fund, Joseph Cari, an attorney and former finance chairman for the national Democratic National Committee, and Jacob Kiferbaum, owner of a Chicago area construction company.”

“The first indictment alleged that Rezko participated in a scheme to obtain millions of dollars by shaking down firms doing business before two Illinois regulatory boards, the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and the Hospital Facilities Planning Board, on which Levine served. In the press release, Fitzgerald stated:

“This indictment describes a frenzy of corrupt scheming, particularly in April and May 2004, in which political insiders sought to manipulate the activities of two state boards to fleece investment firms and individuals. The defendants and their associates put the word out loud and clear: you have to pay to play in Illinois.””

“Allison Davis, Obama’s boss at the law firm, is also listed in legal documents as playing a part in setting up a major extortion attempt in the Board Games case.”

“The first two articles in this series reported that Blagojevich was supposed to be the candidate for President, not Obama. That assertion was based on testimony in the trial by the government’s star witness, Stuart Levine, about conversations he had with Rezko.

That one of the main goals of the “pay-to-play” schemes was to raise money for a presidential run by Blagojevich was collaborated by testimony on April 15, 2008, by Joseph Cari.

He told the jury about a conversation he had with Blagojevich himself in 2003, in which Blagojevich told him that it would be easer for him to raise money then a senator because now that he was governor, Blagojevich had the power to hand out contracts and state business to people who contributed to his campaign.”

“Obama’s political career was bankrolled by the same gang that planned to make Blagojevich president. For instance, Fortunee Massuda, another participant identified in the “pay-to-play” schemes, contributed $25,000 to Blagojevich compared to $2,000 to Obama. Michel Malek, another participant, threw $25,000 to Blagojevich and $10,500 to Obama.

Ali Ata, another guy listed as a co-schemer in one indictment, was made executive director of the Illinois Finance Authority, and he contributed $25,000 to Blagojevich and $5,000 to Obama.

Jay Wilton, identified by prosecutors as a major contributor to Blagojevich, is the owner of Wilton Partners, a construction company in California. He donated $50,000 to Blagojevich shortly after his firm cinched an $83 million contract with the state to refurbish the Illinois tollway’s oasis rest stops. Wilton also gave $5,000 to Obama.

Joe Cari donated $15,000 to Blagojevich but only gave $1,335 to Obama.

A trial exhibit produced by an FBI agent, identifies major contributors who donated $1.43 million to Blagojevich between 2001 and 2004. The Chicago Sun-Times compared the exhibit to government campaign records on Obama and found he received more than $220,000 from many of the same donors between 2001 and 2004.

John Rogers, the head of Ariel Capital, an investment firm that ended up with major money from the pension funds, is on the FBI’s summary of Blagojevich’s top contributors. He also gave Obama $25,000.”

“Daniel Mahru, a major player in the Chicago slumlord racket, has reportedly flipped in the Board Games case and is cooperating with the prosecution. He is the owner of Automatic Ice Company, which donated $10,000 to Blagojevich. Mahru gave $5,000 to Obama.

Attorney, Jack Carriglio, contributed $25,000 to Blagojevich and was appointed to the TRS Board. He also gave $1000 to Obama.

After Rezko’s indictment was unsealed in October 2006, the first report in the Chicago Tribune noted, “Obama donated $11,500 to charity — a total that represents what Rezko contributed to the senator’s federal campaign fund.”

That statement intentionally leads readers to believe that Obama donated all campaign contributions from Rezko to charity, which is so far from the truth that it’s laughable.

On November 5, 2006, the Tribune reported that, Obama said Rezko raised as much as $60,000 for him during his political career. The next day, the Sun-Times quoted Obama as saying: “I did however donate campaign contributions from Rezko to charity.”

The Obama camp stuck with the $50,000 or $60,000 story for nearly a year until Obama’s March 14, 2008 interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune and the team of reporters pinned him down and the amount added up to $250,000.”


“A podiatrist, Fortunee Massuda, selected to a serve “on a powerful state health-care oversight panel is a partner in a real estate venture with a top Blagojevich fundraiser and counselor who recommended her appointment,” the report stated.

Massuda’s connection to Antoin Rezko, the Blagojevich fundraiser and adviser, was not publicly disclosed when the governor appointed her to the Health Facilities Planning Board on August 12, 2003, the Times pointed out.

The report also noted that Massuda was one of “several members” appointed by Blagojevich to sit on the board, “after the governor won legislative approval” to overhaul its membership. That would be the “legislative approval” that Obama signed off on.”

“And let there be no doubt, Obama is a member of this corrupt gang. On January 22, 2007 ABC News in Chicago announced that Senator Obama “is supporting Mayor Daley’s re-election bid despite a series of City Hall corruption scandals.”

Mayor Daley endorsed Obama for president a few weeks ago and the mayor’s brother Bill is now an Obama advisor, the report noted.

“So in the spirit of political payback, Obama is endorsing Daley for re-election over two African American challengers despite a series of City Hall corruption scandals that Obama called deeply troubling as recently as a few months ago.”

ABC reported that Obama said, “Daley’s overall record, his style of inclusion and his love of Chicago make him a better choice than challengers.”

Obama also endorsed Daley’s running mates for City Clerk, Miguel Del Valle, and Stepanie Neeley, for Treasurer, ABC News added. It should be noted, that the last City Clerk just got out of prison after being convicted in the Hired Truck scandal, and has written a book about the corruption in the Daley administration.

Five months after Obama publicly endorsed Daley, a report by David Jackson and John McCormick in the June 12, 2007 Tribune noted that:

“Obama endorsed former Ald. Dorothy Tillman (3rd), calling her “a very early supporter of my campaign.” Tillman was then under fire for her stewardship of the scandal-plagued Harold Washington Cultural Center, where contracts benefited members of her family.

“Obama supported the re-election of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose administration is embroiled in corruption probes.”

And during the race for Cook County Board president, Obama predictably endorsed Todd Stroger over a Republican and was criticized for calling Stroger “a good progressive” despite allegations of job-rigging to favor members of Stroger’s 8th Ward organization,” according to the report.

On September 5, 2007, the New York Post reported that: “A man who has long been dogged by charges that the bank his family owns helped finance a Chicago crime figure will host a Windy City fund-raiser tonight for Senator Barack Obama.”

Alex Giannoulias became Illinois state treasurer last year after Obama vouched for him, has pledged to raise $100,000 for the senator’s Oval Office bid, the Post noted.”

Read more:

The information about Barack Obama, easily available on the internet early in 2008, would have prevented any other candidate running for office in this country from moving forward. Why was Obama allowed to escape this scrutiny. What entities made this possible?

If the trial of Rod Blagojevich does not display this rampant corruption before the world, we have a very serious problem.


To learn more about Rod Blagojevich, Tony rezko, Barack Obama, et al and the events leading up to the Blagojevich trial visit:

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86 responses to “Blagojevich trial, May 1, 2010, Pay to play politics, Obama Blagojevich Rezko corruption cronies, Chicago corruption, Democrats Republicans Mainstream media complicit, Conspiracy?

  1. truthbetold11

    Of course the judge says no, What would one expect from a fruadlent court system. Until lawful courts systems are in place nothing will get done, this trial is nothing more than a distraction from the garbage being snuck under the tables. Time to arrest this judges bond

  2. Leo Patrick Haffey

    This “legal” corruption is going on all over the Country. To combat it the first thing we need to do is shine a light on it.

    My Wife and then 11 yr. old Daughter were TERRORIZED by Obama supporters because I dared expose their CRIMES in Nashville. Please help us bring Obama’s CRIMINAL supporters to JUSTICE.

    Here’s what you can do to support:

    If you can be in Nashville on May 17th , please be there for your Family, your Country, to prevent what was done to my Family from being done to your Family by the Criminally Corrupt BHO regime.


    If you can not be there in person, send emails to the “legal” authorities in Nashville that the Criminal Acts of Criminally Corrupt BHO supporters in Nashville will STOP in Nashville and will NOT be permitted in your Hometown.

    Email Addresses for the authorities in Nashville thanks to Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs: (TN Governor) (TN 1st Lady) (Davidson County Sheriff)

    Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN 5th District)
    605 Church Street
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219
    (615) 736-5295 Phone
    (615) 736-7479 Fax


    God bless you All & God Bless America!

  3. Citizen Carlyle (FUBO)

    I’m getting very tired of this – it really really P’s me off – it is not rocket science or brain surgery –

    Trying to decide how to deal with Iran is complicated – primarily because there is no right answer – but immigration is EASY.

    Immigration Solution

    Everyone seems to think this is a bizarre and difficult problem. But it is really simple. As scientists we are taught to study problems, decompose them into smaller pieces, use logic and not emotion, and then synthesize a solution from the analytical results.

    We could write a book on all the details – but in the end, the solution is so clear and obvious that it is hard to see how anyone could argue with it. It almost causes one to strike the forehead in a “V8 Moment”. Here is a summary:

    1. Until such time as we have a Global World Order (that in itself a debatable good/evil), there will be Sovereign Countries.

    2. Not only is it beneficial, but it is essentially the very core of such Nationalism to have a cohesive population and control of the geographic borders. This, in turn, leads to an Immigration Policy – a necessary and desirable state of affairs.

    3. That Policy – and the associated Laws and Regulations – are the proper purview of congress. Various Procedures (rates, quotas, processes, etc.) are likely to be established. Vigorous debate and discussion is required – there is no simple or pat answer. In fact, the Policies, Laws, Regulations, and Procedures need to change over time and must be revisited periodically.

    4. The agreed Laws, Regulations, and Procedures MUST be followed – reactively and proactively. Not only is the fact of being in the Country illegally a major international crime, but there shall be no personal nor organizational sanctuary allowed. Any person or organization who aids or abets illegal immigration is engaged in criminal (felonious?) behavior.

    5. Of particular importance is the denial of access to public services. Other than basic human rights that we already recognize for our own citizens (e.g. emergency medical care with no questions asked first), all government services, entitlements, and credentials (including Driver’s License) are to be denied to illegals. In fact, presentation to or application for such services is the perfect time to check for documented status.

    6. If at such time as it is deemed that more immigrants – or more immigrants from particular countries or cultures – would specifically benefit America, then the matter should be undertaken by the legislature and the Polices, Laws, Regulations, and Procedures should be appropriately adjusted.

    7. Taking the “law into one’s own hand” is Chaos and Anarchy and will not be allowed. This is logically the same as the dreaded “vigilante justice” or “lynching” – no individual or organization has the right or the authority ad hoc nullify the properly legislated collective will of the people.

    See – that’s it – simple – defensible – effective –

  4. 364,825 Americans have signed the petition!

    Sign the Petition Today!
    Dear Member of Congress:

    Your vote isn’t the only one that counts. November is coming and you can’t hide from the voters. Corrupt backroom deals continue to drive Obama’s agenda for even more big government. If you vote Yes to big government programs or any other freedom-killing legislation, I will vote NO on you in the next election.

  5. “If the trial of Rod Blagojevich does not display this rampant corruption before the world, we have a very serious problem.”

    You bet we have a serious problem! If we–meaning, we the people–don’t start shouting loud enough to be heard in the farthest out reach of the universe, we could be facing another holocaust right here in America and so will the rest of the world go.

    “Judge says no to Obama subpoena in Blago case”

    There is no doubt in my mind Blago is a scum bag. He is still entitled to the highest and best defense possible. When the judge denies his right to defend himself by denying the defense to subpoena Oc0conspirator, the public has every right to wonder if this judge, too, has been bought or intimidated by Obama’s Crime, Inc.

    With over 300,000,000 population in America, a very large media system of television, radio, news papers, magazines, and inter net, layers of watch dogs–CIA, FBI, DOJ, and millions of private intelligence agencies, the branches of the military, the thousands of judges, DA’s, AG’s, Police and Sheriffs it would be safe to think one of them should have been able to obtain Obama’s documents and prove whether or Ofraud qualifies. It sure looks as if Obama’s thugs have managed to bribe or intimidate almost all of them into silence regarding his eligibility. Not only has he managed to silence them, but he to date has had over 100 law suits thrown out based upon a technicality called standing. To add insult to injury he has managed to create a large group of traitors to demean and denigrate any honest patriot who has the “audacity” to bring attention to the fact he has never been vetted.

    It’s a year and a half into this power grabber’s term and he has managed to violate almost every article of the constitution, humiliate the American people, give aid and comfort to our enemy–the Muslim Terrorists, diminish our sovereignty, make enemies with our allies, deny Israel the aid it needs, enslave us to China, remove our rights to chose our own health care, and open American borders to millions of illegal aliens which he plans to give amnesty. Not one agency or existing system has been able or attempted to stop him.

    I know of no other American president in our history that has so flagrantly violated our laws, our traditions, and our beloved constitution. Except for the bloggers on the inter net, nothing has been said or done about it. Obama makes Nixon look like a school boy. At least Clinton was made to face an impeachment trial. His known crime was far less than any one of Obama’s many.

    When Obama’s financial reform is passed, the government will have the right to look into the private banking accounts of any citizen in America. I guess we will have to return to the mattress and the old barter system until they pass a law to let them come in and search our mattresses.

    Have any of you wondered just precisely who are these invisible enforcers, bribers, and negotiators are who have that much control and power over half the American population and all the most powerful people in America to permit this fraud to rule his heavy handed fist in blatant destruction of America as we have witnessed for the last year and a half?

    Fitzgerald was the original prosecutor in the Blago, Rezko etc. case a couple of years ago. Oh, but I had such hope. He was the Elliot Ness of this century; I so naively wanted to believe. Where is he now? I was so certain Blago’s case would expose Obama for what he is and take him down. Hah!

    While Blago’s trial is a pit of snakes that may reveal corruption honed to its greatest, like Obama’s eligibility, Obama’s many social security numbers, his violation of the Logan act, his Larry Sinclair scandal, his Muslim Terrorist affiliations, and anything he does that reveals his moral turpitude–nothing will come it.

    We can only hope at best–when Blago finally awakens to the fact He’s been thrown under the bus by Obama–his best hope is to blab! If he is going to go down, why not take the entire nest with him.

    Yes, CW, we have a very, very serious problem.

  6. Funny, that.

    U.S. District Judge James Zagel ruled Friday that lawyers for Blagojevich had not produced sufficient evidence that Obama would have anything material to say on the witness stand.


    Bullpuckies. The corruption is monumental.

    How about a subpeona for Patrick Fitgerald, then? He has quite a bit of material facts.

  7. Linda from NY

    Birther claptrap deserves out reproach

    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4/29/2010 | Loren Collins

    Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 7:27:34 PM by curiosity

    “Now, eight years later, three Georgia legislators are indulging the fantasies of a new contingent of conspiracy theorists who believe in a different cover-up. These conspiracy theorists, or “birthers,” refuse to accept the constitutional eligibility of President Barack Obama, under the hypothesis that he might not have been born in Honolulu, and that he instead may have engaged in a five-decade-long ruse before his secret foreign birth was exposed via fabricated rumors spread by fringe bloggers with no evidence late in the campaign.

    The conspiracists’ favored theory is that Obama’s mother left her Honolulu home and traveled halfway around the planet to give birth in the Third World nation of Kenya in 1961. To some people, it is apparently easier to believe that our first African-American president was actually born in Africa than to believe that he was born at the local Honolulu hospital.

    When his birthplace was publicly questioned in June 2008, the Obama campaign promptly published his certification of live birth online, clearly identifying his place of birth as “Honolulu, Hawaii.”

    When online conspiracists said that was a digital forgery, visited campaign headquarters and took multiple photographs of the document.

    When conspiracists demanded extrinsic evidence, two contemporary birth announcements were located in Hawaiian newspapers. And when they demanded even more, Hawaii’s vital records registrar issued a public statement saying that the president’s original vital records confirm his birth in Hawaii.

    (By contrast, what evidence did you ever see that Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Ark.? Can you even name the state George W. Bush was born in?)”

    Read on…

    Note: Loren Collins, an Atlanta attorney, runs an anti-birther blog called Barackryphal.

  8. I remember reading Pringle’s findings and views waaay before the (s)election.

  9. Papoose // April 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Papoose,

    Good to see you over here :).

    Old Barky would have plenty to say; all lies. And he’d get a ‘perjury pass’ just like he gets a pass on everything else.

    Fitzgerald…now *there’s* an idea!

  10. Linda from NY

    Obama’s image would improve if he testified: Blagojevich lawyer

    Natasha Korecki
    on April 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    “Judge James Zagel told the defense today they couldn’t subpoena President Obama to testify at Rod Blagojevich’s trial.
    After court, reporters asked Blagojevich lawyer Shelly Sorosky if that means they’ll give up their request.
    It depends, he said.
    If Tony Rezko takes the stand, then Blagojevich’s defense
    team might want to call the president as a witness.
    Would it be good for America to have the sitting president, sitting in the hot seat in the trial of our impeached, ousted former governor?
    “It would not hurt him at all,” Sorosky said. “It would help his image.”

    Today’s story: Click here

    Last week’s story explaining the Obama as a witness possibility: Click here


  11. Linda from NY

    The Blago Blog

    Inside the Rod Blagojevich investigation and related cases

    Obama’s report doesn’t mention call to Balanoff

    By Natasha Korecki on April 23, 2010 3:01 AM

    “Documents made public Thursday in the case of Rod Blagojevich revealed for the first time that one day before the presidential election, Barack Obama gave a union official the green light to talk to Blagojevich about Valerie Jarrett as a possible senate seat pick.
    Two sources with knowledge of the investigation confirmed to the Sun-Times that Obama called SEIU leader Tom Balanoff Nov. 3, 2008. Obama told Balanoff he preferred to have Jarrett in the White House but would not stand in her way, sources said.
    Obama’s December, 2008 internal report detailing his own and his staff’s contacts with the Blagojevich camp, does not mention the phone call.

    Here’s the contents of Obama’s report regarding Jarrett and Balanoff:

    Valerie Jarrett

    Ms. Jarrett had no contact or communication with Governor Blagojevich , with his Chief of
    Staff, John Harris or with any other people from the Governor’s office about a successor to
    replace the President-Elect in the United States Senate or how the decision should be made. Nor did she understand at any time prior to his arrest that the Governor was looking to receive some form of payment or personal benefit for the appointment. Her only contact with the Governor was at the Governor’s Conference in Philadelphia on December 2, 2008, over three weeks after she had decided not to pursue the Senate seat and had accepted the President-Elect’s offer to work in the White House. She had a brief conversation with him on that occasion. He wished her well.

    On November 7, 2008 — at a time when she was still a potential candidate for the Senate seat — Ms. Jarrett spoke with Mr. Tom Balanoff, the head of the Illinois chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Mr. Balanoff is not a member of the Governor’s staff and did not purport to speak for the Governor on that occasion. But because the subject of the Governor’s interest in a cabinet appointment came up in that conversation, I am including a description of that meeting.

    Mr. Balanoff told Ms. Jarrett that he had spoken to the Governor about the possibility of
    selecting Valerie Jarrett to replace the President-Elect. He told her that Lisa Madigan’s name also came up.

    Ms. Jarrett recalls that Mr. Balanoff also told her that the Governor had raised with him the
    question of whether the Governor might be considered as a possible candidate to head up the Department of Health and Human Services in the new administration. Mr. Balanoff told Ms. Jarrett that he told the Governor that it would never happen. Jarrett concurred.

    Mr. Balanoff did not suggest that the Governor, in talking about HHS, was linking a position for himself in the Obama cabinet to the selection of the President-Elect’s successor in the Senate, and Ms. Jarrett did not understand the conversation to suggest that the Governor wanted the cabinet seat as a quid pro quo for selecting any specific candidate to be the President-Elect’s replacement. At no time did Balanoff say anything to her about offering Blagojevich a union position.”

  12. I just read Obama and Palin will be in Michigan tomorrow, 45 miles a part. I am not interested in seeing either of them. i would rather meet lt. Col. Lakin, or Rev. Manning. Men of courage. Thanks for fighting for my Dad’s Country. 🙂

  13. Linda from NY

    GORDO // April 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks, Gordo. Just surprised at his ignorance.

    Without any better information or any substantiation of the information he does have, he tries to discredit any other theories, ideas, and/or possibilities.

    He debunks because he cannot fathom why anyone would disagree with the bogus information everyone accepts as true.

    Ignorance is Bliss, I guess…Linda

  14. Linda from NY

    The Blago Blog

    Inside the Rod Blagojevich investigation and related cases


    By Natasha Korecki on April 22, 2010 1:53 PM

    “Today’s new filing by the defense indicates that Tony Rezko provided FBI agents and prosecutors information regarding President Obama in debriefing sessions since his 2008 conviction, including that he once allegedly “transmitted a quid pro quo offer,” from a lobbyist to a public official — the public official turned down the offer.

    Defense lawyers say they believe the public official to be Barack Obama.

    “Tony Rezko stated in interviews with the government that he believed he transmitted a quid pro quo offer from a lobbyist to the public official,” a defense filing in federal court indicates. The information is blacked out in the filing, but a glitch in the system actually reveals the text. “President Obama is the only one who can testify as to the veracity of Mr. Rezko’s allegations above,” they wrote.

    According to the filing, government lawyers and defense lawyers in the Blagojevich case recently met privately in the judge’s chambers, where the government turned over a three-sentence letter indicating that Rezko: “has stated in interviews with the government that he engaged in election law violations by personally contributing a large sum of cash to the campaign of a public official who is not Rod Blagojevich,” the filing says, but notes that the public official did not know of the straw donations.

    “The defense has a good faith belief that Mr. Rezko, President Obama’s former friend, fund-raiser, and neighbor told the FBI and the United States Attorneys a different story about President Obama,” defense lawyers wrote.
    The filing comes as defense lawyers say they want to call President Obama to testify at trial.
    They say he was involved in discussions involving Valerie Jarrett as a possible Senate pick. Citing FBI reports, defense lawyers wrote that Obama made a phone call regarding his soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat a day before he was elected president.

    “Yet, despite President Obama stating that no representatives of his had any part of any deals, labor union president told the FBI and the United States Attorneys that he spoke to labor union official on November 3, 2008 who received a phone message from Obama that evening,” defense lawyers wrote. “After labor union official listened to the message labor union official told labor union president “I’m the one”. Labor union president took that to mean that labor union official was to be the one to deliver the message on behalf of Obama that Senate Candidate B was his pick.”

    The statements made by the union official to the FBI — as relayed through Blagojevich’s criminal defense lawyers — appear to contradict slightly with Obama’s recollection of events regarding Jarrett and Blagojevich’s ability to appoint somebody to fill Obama’s former Senate seat.

    More than a month after Blagojevich’s arrest, a lawyer for the then-president-elect issued a report about “any staff contacts or communications” between Obama and his inner circle “relating to the President-elect’s successor in the United States Senate.”

    “In various conversations with transition staff and others, the President-elect expressed his preference that Valerie Jarrett work with him in the White House,” the report states. “He also stated that he would neither stand in her way if she wanted to pursue the Senate seat nor actively seek to have her or any other particular candidate appointed to the vacancy.”

  15. We can only hope at best–when Blago finally awakens to the fact He’s been thrown under the bus by Obama–his best hope is to blab! If he is going to go down, why not take the entire nest with him.

    Theresa, the way I see it, if he talks, they will eventually murder him out of revenge and a message……….if he doesn’t talk, they will murder also murder him to keep what he knows from being exposed……we all know how jail mates share stories.

  16. Hmmm.

    According to the National Enquirer, Barry lies to his wife as well…

    This could get interesting.

  17. Leo Patrick Haffey

    One Trial is not going to get the Job done.

    We need Indictments all across the Nation.

    Here’s how to do it:


    Our Founding Fathers gave We the People the Fourth Branch of Government, the Citizens Grand Jury, in Our Bill of Rights.

    These 12 Simple Steps are the way for Patriots to regain control of our government:

    1) Advertise and promote the Fact that you are forming a Grand Jury in Blogs, Local Newspapers and Community Organizations.

    2) Form the Grand Jury and select a Foreman.

    3) Select a Private Attorney General to make Presentments to Grand Jury, if local DA refuses to make presentments.

    4) Select a convenient Meeting Place.

    5) Communicate with all Citizens who have criminal information to present.

    6) Schedule presentments by said Citizens.

    7) Subpoena documents from Government Offices and Officials.

    8) Schedule presentment of said Documents to Grand Jury by Grand Jury Attorney General.

    9) Have Grand Jury Attorney General present said Documents to Grand Jury.

    10) After investigation and deliberation is completed, vote and issue a True Bill (Indictment) or No True Bill.

    11) Announce all Indictments to the Press and schedule News Conferences in front of your local Court House.

    12) Serve the Indictment on the Judiciary at Court House News Conferences for the Issuance of Arrest Warrants.

  18. Interesting that during the primary campaign former President, Bill Clinton, said that Obama “has the political instincts of a Chicago thug.”

    Well, that didn’t stop his wife from accepting the office of Secretary of State after she had witnessed firsthand the thug politics.

    Obama and his thug machine are very effective in grabbing power in the short run. The question is, how long will this last?

    If he does not moderate himself and continues to pursue his radical agenda, both domestic and foreign, charges will eventually be brought against him, either on the birther issue or the Blagojevich or other corruption issue.

    The need for survival will eventually trump tolerance for his radical politics, even for the liberal courts and regular politicians we have all come to despise.

    It will take a little time, but if Obama doesn’t make a comprehensive change in himself, I see him being forced to resign before his term is over.

    (So, get ready for the short alcoholic reign of Joe Biden. Obama might make it to three and a half years before he is finally forced out. We’d only have to endure Biden for maybe six months, which would be a step up.)

    Let’s keep up the good fight in this surreal time.

  19. In Az a deputy shot by an illegal. They are trying
    to find the deputy. A black hawk helicopter is now landing. Pray for this deputy and his family.
    This is a Pinal Deputy.

  20. Nancy Peacock

    OT, but Darren Huff (former Oathkeeper) was arrested by the FBI today in Tennessee. He was speaking to local sheriffs about supporting Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick’s cause. It is unknown where Darren is being detained. Details are very sketchy.

  21. CW,

    There is another MOST important reason:

    Fear of being labeled a RACIST by the BO team and the Extremist Fringe Media.

  22. What will a SWAT team on a oil platform in the middle of the ocean do vs a missile?

  23. CW-as a former Chicagoan when I read Pay to Play-corruption cronies: a couple of things struck me. Everyone mentioned in the article is mob connected, which mob in Chicago I don’t know scratch the surface a little, or dig a little-this is mob stuff no doubt in my mind-not all the mobsters went to Vegas. An example when guys like Gotti go to jail, people think mob activity goes away, it doesn’t some other mobster is running operations so look to the mob more same old same old.
    Obama/Jarrett and friends were slum landlords for 20 years I wonder how many people they killed. Unsafe conditions for children, I don’t mean small unsafe I mean huge unsafe. The tenants that either broiled or froze to death because nothing works. Diseases caused by vermin-these are other avenues that can be investigated. The taxpayers paid good money for the care and welfare of these folks and as far as I know the tenants did have to contribute in a financial way (rent) I don’t think it was free. That is all I can remember off the top of my head. No decent construction worker would have anything to do with these projects-they would not pay to play-and would not perform the bad work that was expected. The bidding process could produce some interesting details. I think it was supposed to be by sealed bid, bet you a dime to a donut these guys underbid, then used the old cost overrun trick.

  24. Tell Congress and Obama Their Pink Slip Is
    Scheduled For November

  25. While the country’s unemployed increases
    Those in gov’t add jobs and raises

    On November it is time to FIRE Most All of These LAWYERS and give some other NON-LAWYERS jobs representing us.

    End the Lawyers’ Monopoly in DC.

  26. Well…

    Michael Savage just reported that the Kremlin is reporting that the USA has ordered a complete media blackout on the fact that our rig was taken out by a North Korean sub, and that this was done because that rig was built by S Korea.

    He also said that this is an unconfirmed internet conspiracy theory.

    I do not know what to make of this, but SWAT teams on all rigs in the gulf makes ZERO sense.

  27. Does this strike you as strange?

    “Attorney General Holder Dispatches Justice Dept. Team to Monitor British Petroleum Oil Spill”
    Justice Dept. attorneys???

  28. Buraq ’08 @ 10:13 pm
    Part of the problem with the Obama WH that he lies, evades cannot conceive of what the word transparent may mean. You learn real fast not to believe a word they say, infer allude to.
    So with that group doing whatever….anyone can make up any story they like and it might/might not be true who would know for sure. The media is not too useful lately, but the good news is Americans have friends in every country on Earth, and they are loyal to our country. In some way they will keep us posted.

  29. JJ

    Theresa, the way I see it, if he talks, they will eventually murder him out of revenge and a message……….if he doesn’t talk, they will murder also murder him to keep what he knows from being exposed……we all know how jail mates share stories.

    You are right. At this point Blago is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

    It sure appears as if the Obama goons have already taken control of the judge. If Blago goes through with a trial and found guilty–chances are very good he won’t survive.

    So, If I were in Blago’s place, I would first try my best to protect my family, throw myself on the mercy of the prosecution and ask for witness protection in exchange for the entire detailed sordid story. Spilling the beans at this time seems to be the only Hail Mary he’s got. Maybe?

    The questions are how much under Obama’s thumb is the prosecution and how secure would the witness protection program be from Obama’s goons?

    The plot sickens!

  30. I was thinking today about how the US is almost always the first to respond to foreign country disasters. Where is OUR aid now that we need help in the Gulf? I’m so sickened and saddened by all that oil spilling into the Gulf, and the effects it will have on people and wild life for years to come.


  31. @michelle:

    You are right. the fact that Obama is such a bold faced liar and hider of truth that anyone can say anything.

    I hope what savage described isn’t reality, because if it is…

    God help us all.

    Document: BP didn’t plan for major oil spill
    By CAIN BURDEAU and HOLBROOK MOHR (AP) – 1 hour ago
    MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER — British Petroleum downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at an offshore rig that exploded, causing the worst U.S. spill in decades along the Gulf coast and endangering shoreline habitat.
    In the 52-page exploration plan and environmental impact analysis, BP repeatedly suggested it was unlikely, or virtually impossible, for an accident to occur that would lead to a giant crude oil spill and serious damage to beaches, fish, mammals and fisheries.
    Many of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed in the wake of the explosion claim it was caused when workers for oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. improperly capped the well. Halliburton denied it.

    According to a 2007 study by the federal Minerals Management Service, which examined the 39 rig blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico between 1992 and 2006, cementing was a contributing factor in 18 of the incidents. In all the cases, gas seepage occurred during or after cementing of the well casing, the MMS said.

  33. Lurker // April 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Lurker, my friend, you read my mind!

    My Dad (gone since 1986) used to boil when there was any kind of disaster anywhere and we would be there immediately. When America needed help however, no one was there.

    His favorite example was Hurricane Camille in 1969 which hit Pass Christian, MS dead on. The devastation was total, and many lives were lost.

    Where was everyone?

    From that point on, whenever we heard that the U.S. was sending aid to (fill in the blank), we’d both be furious! Yes, America had more resources than most of the world, but a kind gesture wouldn’t have hurt.

    Earthquake in Haiti? America, send aid! Floods in India? America, send aid! Oil rig explosion off the LA coast?


  34. Enough of this fear of being called a racist and other names.

    Many years ago I was in a conscious awareness seminar. One of the procedures was to be stood up in a line on a stage in front of a large audience. The excercise was to remain calm while the group leaders shouted names, insults, and other antagonizing remarks.

    The lesson learned was great. I wasn’t less of a person for it. I was still me. I still had my life and the people who loved me. Unless I believed what they were saying about me is true, it was just so much useless hot air.

    What difference does it make if you are called a racist and you know you are not. That seminar also taught me that what people say about others is more revealing about them.

    Somehow, someway, we must inspire people to come forward and speak their minds with courage and learn to let the names their adversaries call them roll off like water on a duck’s back.

    We have America to save from bullies, thugs and criminals. We have to let them know they are going to have to do a lot better than name calling if they expect they are going to keep the America they stole. We also know they are more afraid of being exsposed than we are being called names.

    So let’s start shouting reeeeally loud –so loud every American finally discovers–Obama is a usurper. a Muslim, a traitor, a looting pirate, a dictator, ad sickanitum. Let’s exspose every one of their dirty little tricks. If wevshout loud enough, long enough we will be heard.

    Three cheers for Samuel Adams!

  35. Linda from NY………………..
    There is a positive that emanates from the judge’s refusal to subpoena Soetoro. This is the fact that Blago is going to see this as being thrown under the bus. This offers a strong likelyhood that he will squeal very loudly, and profusely, to gain a little revenge against Soetoro. To help with this there should be an offer by the prosecution to take SPECIAL consideration of his sentence if he will ROLL OVER on Soetoro. Perhaps NO sentence at all.

  36. …………………of course this would be a valid notion if there was a truly serious prosecution. At the moment the prosecution seems to be a not so good side show.

  37. BY THE WAY being a RACIST is not illegal and it is actually protected by the Constitution. Furthermore almost EVERYONE is somewhat racist, especially those that have to mention race in almost every issue or situation.

    The only thing that is illegal is Racist Acts against an individual’s God given rights.

    Take our “Prez’s” advice and
    If they bring a knife bring a gun.
    Get in their face if you have to.
    Tell them to Sit Down and Shut Up.

    Just following the “Prez’s” advice as propagandized in the Extremis Fringe Media

  38. I still think Cook County jail would be a great source of information re: Cook County politics. The inmates really resent being in the slammer for petty crimes (compared) and see these scumballs running around loose. The politicians in Chicago are sometimes refered to as Chicago’s Finest, despairingly of course.

  39. What is really bugging me about this oil rig situation is that I have heard oil work experts on both Levin and Savage explaining how this is not possible or that is not possible. A Haliburton employee just called Savage and explained how their work was not the cause of this.

    I haven’t seen a single oil expert or oil worker or anyone at all trying to explain how this happened or didn’t happen ON ANY MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLET.

    The Kremlin is certainly right about one thing, there is a complete media blackout on this.


  40. Patriot Dreamer

    Buraq ’08 // April 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Assuming that this rumor is true (for the sake of argument), what are SWAT teams supposed to do against torpedoes? Or missiles? Seems like that would be more of a job for our Navy/Coast Guard/Marines — not SWAT (law enforcement). Doesn’t make any sense to me either.

  41. No idea, patriot. I can’t make head or tail of this other than to say our government isn’t telling what happened, neither is the media. Hell they are not even looking into it as far as I can tell.

    I think if the marines were deployed to the rigs…it would look even worse than SWAT teams. Something is clearly amiss.

  42. Patriot Dreamer

    Check out this thread and associated videos:

    “Fraud in the USA: The end of the birth certificate controversy.”

  43. Hey Baseball fans check this out:

    MLB Players Union Issues Veiled Threat to Boycott Arizona Over Immigration Law…

  44. Obama’s Katrina

    This oil spill is “Mr Obama’s” Katrina except THERE IS NO EXCUSE THAT because of winds and floods they couldn’t mobilize help.

  45. Did anyone get this???

    Source: CBS 5 Phoenix 5:20 pm (7:20pm CST)

    A deputy has been shot in the stomach by at least (3) armed drug smuggler/illegal aliens with AK-47’s near I-8 and SR 84 in the vicinity of Stanfield. This is located south of Phoenix in a high drug trafficking area.

    The armed smugglers are being sought at this time by law enforcement and U.S. Border Patrol
    Traffic Alert USA

  46. The Extreme Fringe Media will deny all the reports along with team Obama about ObamaVera, BUT we all know how that turned out with John Edwards don’t we?

  47. Lurker // April 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    This does prove….terrorist have more than one way to skin a cat… I wrote earlier……matches in states with dry forests??

    And many more.

  48. Patriot Dreamer // April 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Check out this thread and associated videos:

    “Fraud in the USA: The end of the birth certificate controversy.”
    Good find Patriot Dreamer!
    Here’s a background on Dr. Pollard (AKA) Dr. Pollarik

  49. I caution all …….regardless of what any country says about another countrybeing responsible for this if this isn’t an accident, I am not believing one word…….been ther, done that, as they say!!

  50. And 2nd in series:

  51. Patriot Dreamer

    DABIG, thanks! I can’t seem to get videos to embed anymore.

  52. And…
    More to come:

  53. JJ

    Watching Live from AZ Pinal County

    News Conference now with Sheriff Arpaio and others

    ~~~~~~~This isn’t good, is it folks??

  54. When did they chanage the constitution? They say Aronald scwart should run?Where am I?

  55. Patriot Dreamer…good stuff eh? just sent it around.

  56. Patriot Dreamer

    JJ // April 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    No, not good at all. Prayers for that deputy and his family.

  57. Citizen Don in California

    kudos // April 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    Well, obam got elected, so why not??

  58. Aronald scwart for prez????? LOL
    Are voters running screaming to the Constitutional Party yet?

    By Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field
    Voter appraisals of the job Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing as California’s Governor have sunk to a
    new low. Just 23% of voters now approve of his performance as the state’s chief executive, while
    71% disapprove.
    This is the poorest assessment that voters have ever given Schwarzenegger and is statistically
    equivalent to the all-time record low job appraisal that voters gave to Democrat Gray Davis shortly
    before he was recalled from office in 2003.
    Today’s survey also shows that Californians’ opinions of the state legislature remain in a deep
    trough. At present 13% of voters approve and 78% disapprove of its performance, matching the alltime
    low appraisal given to state lawmakers last October.

    Release Date and Time: 6:00 a.m., Sunday, March 21, 2010

    Click to access Rls2333.pdf

  59. So . . . . let’s call a boycott of everyone who even mentions boycotting Arizona.

    MLB people get paid too much anyway.

    I enjoy sports, BUT I can forgo an organization that supports LAWLESSNESS, as in ILLEGAL immigrants. No sweat.

    We’re talking the life or death of our nation here.

    We will not support illegals any more.

    Stand tough, Arizona. We’re taking back our land, NOW.

    Next up: Restore the inalienable right to life for Babies Doe.
    “I (the Lord) call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore, chose life, that you and your descendants may live…” Deuteronomy 30:19

  60. Philo-Publius

    Obama lawyers want more secrecy at White House

  61. Good Morning! I agree with the folks at HillBuzz:

    It’s a cover for Obama’s attraction to men.

    I wonder if their will be some other gay rumors coming soon.


  62. Sure is nothing like the storms that come, when the Son of Satan is due to arrive in Michigan.

  63. I saw a little of Fox and Friends this morning and this is what they do:
    The host trots out all the disinfo talking points and makes the guest refute them. Then this is repeated throughout the day in most of their shows. Over and over again Fox gives the disinfo. Some guests do better at getting the truth out than others, depending on their personalities etc.
    IMO what should happen is that the newscasters/commentators should find out the truth and present it, then have guests on to help explain it.
    “Fair and balanced” is actually stupid, uninformed and possessing an agenda of disinformation.

  64. Good morning everyone.

    This is a must to watch. It brought me to tears. God bless the teacher who had the children sing this.
    After all the bad press over a few teachers who stepped out of line teaching songs to our children, this one is one you will be so proud to hear. At the end of the song you can order the sheet music.

    Awesome. I hope this sweeps our country and gets sung in all our schools. The music teacher wrote the song and had all the third graders sing. Enjoy — great message.

    From the third graders of Tussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, Virginia.

  65. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

    -Dwight D. Eisenhower

  66. #

    Bill Cutting // May 1, 2010 at 7:03 am

    On Drudge

    In the Democrat Party this is a Badge Of Honor.
    Does the name Bill Clinton ring a bell?

    PS – Dwight Eisenhower also said “There is one thing more dangerous than Russia and all her armies -NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY”

  67. Linda from NY

    NancyDrew // May 1, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Good Morning, Nance!

    Thanks so much for sharing that video! I have sent it to my “buddies” in the Service; I am sure they will enjoy it as well.

    Happy Day, Nance…Linda

  68. Hi Linda!

    I’m sure your buddies will be uplifted knowing some teachers are sharing their support with the students. Ican’t imagine how they feel with what is going on lately. Must be frustrating, to say the least.

    You have a Happy Day, too!

  69. Here it comes folks – IT IS BUSH”S FAULT regarding the Gulf of Mexico , via VP Cheney and Haliburton.

  70. Patriot Dreamer


    “U.S. is expected to reveal size of nuclear stockpile”

  71. Hmmmm…..

    New investigation into Obama background spells trouble ahead

    A brand new, in-depth investigation into the background of Barack Obama may spell big trouble ahead regarding the issue of Presidential eligibility.

    The investigation was conducted by Northeast Intelligence Network–a team of experienced, professional private investigators whose services have been utilized by Fortune-500 companies. The director, Douglas J. Hagmann, is a 23-year veteran in high-level investigations and is a member of the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association.

    Hagmann’s investigation into the background and Constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as President of the United States is extensive and thorough. His conclusions are stunning.

    more ….

  72. citizenwells

    **** New Post ****

    Since the States created the Federal Govt and gave them 16 powers,They can take away IS THIS RIGHT??????????



    Hope thousands can go to Mannings Jury Trial

  74. So . . . . let’s call a boycott of everyone who even mentions boycotting Arizona.

    MLB people get paid too much anyway.

    I enjoy sports, BUT I can forgo an organization that supports LAWLESSNESS, as in ILLEGAL immigrants. No sweat.

    ~~~I also believe if this gets lots of press, big mistake for MLB.

    observer // May 1, 2010 at 9:26 am

    ~~~I predict you will be attacked for this post….3…2…1…

  75. Cabby - AZ

    Kim – 7:54AM –

    You hit the nail on the head about Fox’s “fair and balanced” motto. I am getting to the point of cringing whenever that phrase is said. To me, it is the easy way out for them. Let’s hear some truth that has actually been verified re. these controversial issues, instead of the “back and forth” so-called debate that occurs!

  76. Cabby - AZ

    Nancy Drew – What a beautiful, inspiring video! Thanks for sharing it – brought tears to my eyes also. May this be spread abroad like wildfire. We who love our country and all it stands for, CAN, with God’s help and blessing, help turn this nation around.

    This morning I was thinking about a statement heard yesterday. It was something to the effect that during the Revolutionary War only about 1/3 of the colonists supported efforts to be free, while 1/3 fought on the side of the British (unbelievable?) and the remaining 1/3 were neutral, in other words, they didn’t care. You know, that gave me some encouragement re. our situation today.

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