Monthly Archives: October 2010

Citizen News, October 26, 2010, Voter fraud, White House insider on Obama behaviour, 99 weeks of unemployment

Citizen News, October 26, 2010, Voter fraud, White House insider on Obama behaviour, 99 weeks of unemployment

From Citizen News

Arizona, Colorado voter fraud

“On Friday it was reported that the Yuma Recorder’s office was checking the 3,000 last minute voter registration forms turned in by the far left Mi Familia Vota organization. The recorder’s office found that already more than 65% of the registrations were invalid due to the registrant not being a citizen, wrong/invalid address, false signature, etc.

Mi Familia Vota is a SEIU sub-organization. It is just as “non-partisan” as ACORN was before documented fraudulent behaviors finally killed it.”

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NC voting machines malfunction in favor of Democrats

“A Craven County voter says he had a near miss at the polls on Thursday when an electronic voting machine completed his straight-party ticket for the opposite of what he intended.

Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.

“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.””

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White House Insider, Obama behaviour shocking.

“I’ll give you an example of why President Obama is not right for America.  He sure as hell has not been right for the party.  Not long ago, the president took a meeting.  He’s late, which apparently is becoming more and more common with him.  The meeting was almost cancelled.  In strolls the president, joking with an aide.  He plops down on a sofa, leans over and claps another guy on the back asking how he’s been.  Apologizes for being late, says he was “held up”.  He laughs some more.  The meeting begins.  After just ten minutes, during which time the president appears to almost totally withdraw into himself,  an aide walks in and whispers something to the president, who then nods and quickly stands up, shakes a few hands and tells another aide to update him later on the rest of the meeting.  As the president is walking out he is laughing at something yet again.  He asked no questions of those at the meeting – not one.  He left after just ten minutes, coming in laughing and leaving laughing.  His behavior during that brief time he was there was described as “borderline manic”.”

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99 weeks of unemployment, Recession worse than depression.

“The economic jam we’re in has topped even the Great Depression in one respect: never have we had a recession this deep with a recovery this flat. Unemployment has been at nine and a half percent or above for 14 months.

Congress did something that it has never done before – it extended unemployment benefits to 99 weeks. That cost more than $100 billion, a huge expense for a government in debt.

But now, for many Americans 99 weeks have passed and there’s still no job in sight. Some have taken to calling themselves the “99ers.””

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Fire Nancy Pelosi petition, Michele Bachmann, Personally tell Nancy Pelosi she’s on her way

Fire Nancy Pelosi petition, Michele Bachmann, Personally tell Nancy Pelosi she’s on her way

From Michele Bachmann.

“Dear Fellow Conservative,

“Fire Nancy Pelosi”
Petition Drive

Send a message to Nancy Pelosi: her days as Speaker are numbered.

Sign the petition.
In just eight days, voters across the country will head to voting booths to make their voices heard. And if the current mood of the country is any indication of what to expect, you and I will be celebrating the end of Nancy Pelosi’s reign as Speaker of the House on election night.

There is an unmistakable conservative wave building across America, and it stretches from coast to coast. This wave is poised to usher in a conservative majority ready to undo the destructive policies of the Obama/Pelosi agenda. Even liberal stalwarts like George Soros know they can’t stop this wave. In fact, Soros, the liberal billionaire funder behind MoveOn.org and other left-leaning groups said, “I don’t believe in standing in the way of an avalanche.”

Avalanche or wave — whatever you want to call it — it tells us Pelosi’s days as Speaker are numbered. So will you take a moment today to personally tell Nancy Pelosi she’s on her way out by signing the “Fire Nancy Pelosi” petition? I want Nancy Pelosi to hear us loud and clear, so please add your name to the petition by following this link today.

http://michelepac.com/firepelosi/?initiativekey=NMJK7HEX0FNX&tag=FIREPELOSI-Saber

After signing the petition, I hope you will consider making a donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or whatever you can afford to help our candidates win. We are $39,000 away from making our fundraising goal for this election cycle. If we don’t reach this goal, we may not have the financial resources to help elect our slate of conservative candidates engaged in tight races against their well-funded liberal opponents.

MICHELE-PAC is dedicated to electing a true constitutional conservative majority. We are focusing on 40 to 50 races that are the key to returning a conservative majority to Congress, because it’s absolutely critical that we begin to undo the damage inflicted by the Pelosi agenda of tax hikes, job loss and government expansion.

We can only begin to repair the damage Nancy Pelosi and her big government agenda have inflicted upon us if we send reliable conservatives to Washington. That’s why I’m reaching out to you today. I can’t do this alone — I need to know you stand with me. I need to know you are as fed up with the Obama/Pelosi agenda as I am. That’s why I ask that you add your name to the “Fire Nancy Pelosi” petition right now.

If we are able to elect a conservative majority on November 2, it will stop the Obama/Pelosi agenda dead in its tracks. To do this, we need to keep the momentum going. So, please take action today!

Sincerely,

 
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann”

Blagojevich trial delayed, Retrial April 2011, Chicago Tribune feedback, Citizen Wells open thread, October 25, 2010

Blagojevich trial delayed, Retrial April 2011, Chicago Tribune feedback

From the Chicago Tribune.

“A federal judge agreed Friday to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s retrial until April to give his defense team — down to just two lawyers — more time to prepare.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel, who had tentatively planned for the retrial to begin in early January, postponed its start until April 20.

Prosecutors objected to the delay, pointing out that Blagojevich’s two remaining attorneys took part in the first trial. “The faulty premise is that they are starting from scratch,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar.

But the defense said the two will have to take on much heavier roles in the retrial.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/blagojevich/ct-met-blagojevich-trial-delayed-20101022,0,794409.story

From the Chicago Tribune.

“Those of us who work for the Chicago Tribune speak with our readers every day. That conversation survives on our credibility and your trust. We understand the humbling truth that neither of those is assured.

Today we need to talk with you about painful developments that have threatened that credibility, that trust.

On Oct. 6, The New York Times reported that the Tribune Co. had been engulfed by “a culture run amok.””

“Much of the New York Times story was disturbing, but one passage particularly troubled us: It called into question the independence of the newsroom and this editorial board.

In June 2008, according to the story, Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell approached then-Editor Ann Marie Lipinski at a meeting, “saying that the Chicago Tribune should be harder on Gov. Rod Blagojevich. … In a news meeting later the same day, she found out that Mr. Zell was in negotiations to sell Wrigley Field to the state sports authority.” Lipinski says, “It was hard to avoid the conclusion that he was trying to use the newspaper to put pressure on Blagojevich.””

“Blagojevich was arrested in December 2008. Among the charges: that he sought to pressure Tribune Co. to fire members of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Tribune editorials had been discussing the governor’s removal from office since October 2007. At the time of his arrest, the Tribune reported that negotiations on Wrigley Field had resumed shortly after the company had rejected the state’s offer.”

“Zell has denied that he sought to use the newspaper for business purposes. No one from the editorial board was present for the conversation between Zell and Lipinski. We can, however, say with certainty that Tribune Co. executives — from Zell on down — have never tried to influence this editorial board. Their approach has been completely hands-off. Completely. They have had no impact whatsoever on our Blagojevich editorials. We realize that we cannot prove a negative. All we can do is tell you the truth and ask you to believe us.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-tribune1-20101022,0,1392448.story

The Chicago Tribune has done a decent and sometimes excellent job of covering Rod Blagojevich. They can be faulted, along with the rest of the mainstream media for not covering the complete Obama stories.

The rest of the story.

Philip Berg DC eligibility rally, Removal of Obama with or without Issa, Citizen Wells open thread, October 24, 2010

Philip Berg DC eligibility rally, Removal of Obama with or without Issa

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

From World Net Daily October 23, 2010.

“D.C. eligibility rally boldly blasts Obama as ‘fraud’
Attorney Berg motivates crowd to ask, ‘Where’s birth certificate?'”

“A rally today at the U.S. Capitol pulled no punches in declaring President Barack Obama an “imposter” and “fraud” who should resign before a constitutional crisis of his own making rips apart the nation.

The rally was called by Philip Berg, a Pennsylvania attorney who runs the ObamaCrimes.com website and was the first to sue over allegations Obama is constitutionally ineligible to occupy the Oval Office.

“The main thrust of the rally,” Berg told WND, “was to get out the continuing message that Obama is a phony, a fraud, an imposter, and [his eligibility to serve as president] is the biggest hoax committed against the U.S. in 234 years.”

Berg believes there is enough evidence, both hard and circumstantial, to justify an investigation into whether or not Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as required by the Constitution to serve as president. Berg is looking for a court with “the guts” to demand Obama provide proof of his eligibility.”

“Berg told WND he isn’t pushing for Obama’s resignation out of some right-wing venom – he’s a life-long Democrat – or racism or hatred, but out of dedication to preserving the U.S. Constitution and out of concern about what will happen to the country if Obama continues his presidency and is discovered ineligible years down the road.
“My goal is to have a peaceful revolution before something worse breaks out,” Berg said. “The sooner the better.”

He continued, “Obama is walking all over the Constitution, destroying the Constitution through holding office while ineligible, through a health-care plan that is clearly unconstitutional, and he has plans for more unconstitutional actions. I’m doing this because nothing is more important to the U.S. than its Constitution.”

Berg’s initial emergency appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court when Obama first took office, like those of a number of other attorneys, were not accepted by the panel. He has one case pending, and it is being prepared for presentation to the high court now.”

“He says that if it weren’t for the U.S. media, Obama would already have been exposed and removed from office.

“The media gave him a free ride,” he said.”

“Berg’s is not the only one who has challenged Obama’s residency in the White House. A case is developing involving Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who has questioned the legitimacy of the orders in the U.S. military under a president whose eligibility is under question.

Another case being handled by California attorneys Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation and Orly Taitz is on behalf of another presidential candidate and challenges Obama’s inclusion on the ballot.

Yet another claims Congress failed to perform its constitutional obligations to investigate Obama.

There’s even been a series of discussions about impeachment.”

Read more:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=219109

“The court concludes … that the public’s need to know is more compelling

From The Wall Street Journal .

“Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller meets supporters at his Anchorage, Alaska, campaign headquarters Thursday.“Mr. Miller is a public figure by virtue of the fact that he’s a candidate for the U.S. Senate,” said Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank at a hearing. He continued, “The court concludes … that the public’s need to know is more compelling than Mr. Miller’s right to privacy.”

He ruled some information shouldn’t be disclosed for reasons including the privacy of the people involved and client-attorney privilege. He added that the records shouldn’t be disclosed any earlier than Tuesday at 4 p.m., to give Mr. Miller time to appeal the decision before then. “Joe is going to confer with his attorney to see if an appeal is even necessary,” said a spokesman for Mr. Miller.

The decision was a twist in a battle involving several news organizations who had together sued the Fairbanks North Star Borough, where Mr. Miller once worked as a lawyer, for records about the Republican candidate’s potential misuse of government computers and the circumstances of his departure from the job.

Mr. Miller was allowed Tuesday to intervene in the lawsuit to push for the protection of the records. If the employment records are ultimately released, they could cast a spotlight on the candidate’s previous professional behavior at a critical point in the election.

Mr. Miller, who is backed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express, beat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary and now faces Ms. Murkowski who is running a strong campaign as a write-in candidate, and Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams, the Democratic candidate.”

Obama can be removed with or without Darrell Issa.

From Citizen News.

““If Republicans take control of the House, there is “not a chance at this point” that they will try to impeach President Obama, a top Republican lawmaker said this week.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who would helm the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee if the GOP wins on Election Day, said that his party will not try to bring impeachment charges simply because it disagrees with the president.
“Not a chance at this point. I don’t see it happening,” Issa said when asked if there is a chance of impeachment on Bloomberg’s “Political Capital,” which airs over the weekend.”

“Before proceeding, I want to be crystal clear. Obama is apparently not a legal president, is in fact a usurper, and as such does not have to be impeached, but simply arrested and removed from the White House in hand cuffs.

The First Amendment to the US Constitution provides for petitioning government, specifically the US House of Representatives, for a redress of grievances. This includes a petition or demand for the arrest or impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama.

From the 110th Congress House Rules Manual — House Document No. 108-241.

Petitions, memorials, and private bills

“Petitions, memorials, and other papers addressed to the House may be presented by the Speaker as well as by a Member (IV, 3312). Petitions from the country at large are presented by the Speaker in the manner prescribed by the rule (III, 2030; IV, 3318; VII, 1025). A Member may present a petition from the people of a State other than his own (IV, 3315, 3316). The House itself may refer one portion of a petition to one committee and another portion to another committee (IV, 3359, 3360), but ordinarily the reference of a petition does not come before the House itself. A committee may receive a petition only through the House (IV, 4557).”

Jefferson’s Manual as adopted in the US Congress House Rules Manual.

“In the <<NOTE: Sec. 603. Inception of impeachment proceedings in the
House.>> House there are various methods of setting an impeachment in
motion: by charges made on the floor on the responsibility of a Member
or Delegate (II, 1303; III, 2342, 2400, 2469; VI, 525, 526, 528, 535,
536); by charges preferred by a memorial, which is usually referred to a
committee for examination (III, 2364, 2491, 2494, 2496, 2499, 2515; VI,
543); by a resolution dropped in the hopper by a Member and referred to
a committee (Apr. 15, 1970, p. 11941; Oct. 23, 1973, p. 34873); by a
message from the President (III, 2294, 2319; VI, 498); by charges
transmitted from the legislature of a State (III, 2469) or territory
(III, 2487) or from a grand jury (III, 2488); or from facts developed
and reported””

Read more:

https://citizenwells.com/2010/10/23/obama-impeachment-impeachment-process-issa-not-a-chance-of-obama-impeachment-oh-really/

Patrick Fitzgerald press release, Election day monitoring, US Attorney’s Office, Citizen Wells open thread, October 23, 2010

Patrick Fitzgerald press release, Election day monitoring, US Attorney’s Office

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald release the following statement from the US Attorney’s Office on January 25, 2010?

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2010 Randall Samborn 312-353-5318
www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO CONDUCT ELECTION DAY MONITORING ELECTION DAY HOTLINE: (312) 469-6157
CHICAGO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office will monitor the primary election in Chicago and surrounding suburbs on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced today. As part of the monitoring effort, the office will operate a hotline for candidates or the public to call to report any complaints relating to voting. In addition, Assistant U.S. Attorneys will be available to respond to complaints as needed.
The hotline number, staffed on Election Day only, is
(312) 469-6157. “This office has a long tradition of monitoring the polls on Election Day to help protect the integrity of the voting process,” Mr. Fitzgerald said. “No one who is entitled to vote should in any way be inhibited from doing so while, at the same time, no one not entitled to vote should corrupt the election.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heinze coordinates the office’s election monitoring efforts and subsequent investigations, if any. The Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service will assist in this effort by following-up, if necessary, on any election fraud complaints.
Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can also be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington at 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767. Violations of federal voting rights statutes carry penalties ranging from 1 to 10 years imprisonment and fines up to $250,000.”

http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2010/pr0125_01.pdf

FEC update, October 22, 2010, Disclosure of independent expenditures, Searchable database, Federal Election Commission

FEC update, October 22, 2010, Disclosure of independent expenditures, Searchable database, Federal Election Commission

From the FEC,  Federal Election Commission October 22, 2010.

“FEC Offers Real-Time, Searchable Information on Independent Expenditures”

“WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission this week introduced a new, searchable feature on its website allowing real-time, comprehensive disclosure of independent expenditures in the 2010 federal campaign. This new feature is part of a far-reaching effort by the agency to expand the use of searchable, sortable and downloadable data technologies to provide timely information to the public.”

“This file contains “24-hour” and “48-hour” notices of independent expenditures filed in 2009 and 2010. The file contains detailed information about independent expenditures, including who was paid, the purpose of the disbursement, date and amount of the expenditure and the candidate for or against whom the expenditure was made.

Independent expenditures represent spending by individual people, groups, political committees, corporations or unions expressly advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified federal candidates. These expenditures may not be made in concert or cooperation with or at the request or suggestion of a candidate, the candidates campaign or a political party.

Any time up to 20 days before an election, if these independent expenditures by a person or organization aggregate more than $10,000 in a race they must be reported to the Commission before the end of the second day after the communication is publicly distributed. If the communications are distributed within the last 19 days before the election, the expenditure must be reported within one day if they aggregate more than $1,000 in any race.”

SpenderName Candidate Name Support/ Oppose State Dist Office Party Filing Date Expend Date Expend Amount Purpose
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Hall, John Support NY 19 House   10/15/2010 10/14/2010 $150,000.00 Television Ads
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Hall, John Support NY 19 House   10/15/2010 10/14/2010 $98,844.72 Mailers
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Bishop, Tim Support NY 01 House   10/15/2010 10/14/2010 $98,844.72 Mailers
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund D’Alessandro, Mac Support MA 09 House   09/13/2010 09/13/2010 $10,000.00 Live Phone Calls
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund D’Alessandro, Mac Support MA 09 House   09/08/2010 09/08/2010 $7,898.40 Live Phone Bank Calls
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund D’Alessandro, Mac Support MA 09 House   09/08/2010 09/08/2010 $32,000.00 Live Phone Bank Calls
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund D’Alessandro, Mac Support MA 09 House   09/08/2010 09/08/2010 $150,000.00 Radio Ads
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund D’Alessandro, Mac Support MA 09 House   09/03/2010 09/03/2010 $25,000.00 Mailings
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund D’Alessandro, Mac Support MA 09 House   09/03/2010 09/03/2010 $25,000.00 Mailings
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Coakley, Martha Support MA   Senate   01/13/2010 01/12/2010 $74,250.00 Robo Calls
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   11/02/2009 11/02/2009 $25,350.00 Radio Buy & Production
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   11/02/2009 11/02/2009 $8,000.00 Ie Tv Buy
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   11/02/2009 11/02/2009 $7,054.74 Robo Calls
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   10/23/2009 10/23/2009 $152,530.00 Media Advertising Time Buy Order-Tv Spot ‘Tough Times’
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   10/20/2009 10/19/2009 $41,089.52 Postcard Mailers-Production & Estimated Postage & Shipping
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   10/20/2009 10/19/2009 $40,692.31 Postcard Mailers, Production & Estimated Postage & Shipping
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Owens, Bill Support NY 23 House   10/16/2009 10/16/2009 $100,000.00 Radio Buy, Production Of Two Ads & Reserve For Shipping
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Murphy, Scott Support NY 20 House   07/31/2009 03/31/2009 $4,861.70 Printing Mailers
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Murphy, Scott Support NY 20 House   07/31/2009 03/31/2009 $3,300.00 Card Design
1199 Service Employees Int’L Union Federal Political Action Fund Murphy, Scott Support NY 20 House   03/31/2009 03/31/2009 $1,892.88 Phone Banking

 

http://www.fec.gov/data/IndependentExpenditure.action?format=html

Blagojevich trial, Retrial hearing, Citizen Wells open thread, October 22, 2010

Blagojevich trial, Retrial hearing, October 22, 2010

The Chicago Tribune reports.

“Prosecutors and defense attorneys are scheduled to appear in federal court as the sides prepare for retrial in the corruption case against ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Friday’s status hearing comes a week after prosecutors filed a response to defense claims that multiple legal errors led to Blagojevich’s conviction for lying to the FBI.

The government countered that it was overwhelming evidence that led to the conviction in the first trial and that allegations of prosecutorial misconduct are baseless.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-il–blagojevichtrial,0,891472.story

For more information on Blagojevich and events leading up to the trial:

https://citizenwells.com/2010/05/21/blagojevich-trial-complete-coverage-from-citizen-wells/

Blagojevich wiretap November 7, 2008, Blagojevich trial evidence