Monthly Archives: October 2010

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

Nevada poll watcher training, Nevada Patriots, October 27, 2010, CCRP Headquarters, Las Vegas

Nevada poll watcher training, Nevada Patriots, October 27, 2010, CCRP Headquarters, Las Vegas

Just in from Nevada Patriots.

Poll Watcher Training Wednesday 10/27/10 Clark County Republican Party Headquarters

You are invited to attend a training session to become a poll watcher for election day. There will be 2 training sessions on Wednesday 10/27/10 at the CCRP headquarters. The sessions will be held at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The second session will be 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

If you are interested please e-mail fricotta2009@aol.com or vegasrepublican@gmail.com.

We need many poll watchers for this election. You will be provided with  a manual and all of the information necessary to effectively perform this task.

When –       October 27, 2010
Where –      CCRP Headquarters 574 South Decatur Blvd Las Vegas Nevada 89107
Time         6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
            7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Clark County Republican Party Call Center- Volunteers Needed

The CCRP call center will be open every day from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM from Monday October 25. 2010 to November 2, 2010. We need volunteers to make phone calls to get out the vote.

Please call 702 258-9184 for more information

We need all CCRP members and all conservative coalition friends to work hard to ensure our success on November 2.

Thank you

Frank Ricotta
Chairman Clark County Republican Party
This message was sent by: Nevada Patriots, 2961 Industrial Road #434, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Obama birth certificate rally, Washington DC, Saturday, October 23, 2010, Philip J Berg, Obama eligibility, Obamacare

Obama birth certificate rally, Washington DC,  Saturday, October 23, 2010, Philip J Berg, Obama eligibility, Obamacare

From Philip J Berg, attorney and plaintiff in Berg v Obama.

For Immediate Release:  – 10/20/2010
For Further Information Contact:
Philip J. Berg, Esquire         
555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12                         
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531
Cell (610) 662-3005
(610) 825-3134
(800) 993-PHIL  [7445]
Fax (610) 834-7659

philjberg@obamacrimes.com
Obama Birth Certificate / Eligibility / ObamaCare
Rally in Washington
this Saturday, October 23, 2010
U.S. Capitol – West Front

see “you tube” re Rally:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUN8xadBVkI

see billboard
(Lafayette Hill, PA – 10/20/10) – Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the first Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States stated that “WE THE PEOPLE” by and through Philip J. Berg and Obamacrimes.com is sponsoring the OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE / ELIGIBILITY / OBAMACARE Rally in Washington this Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at U.S. Capitol – West Front.
 
Berg said, “We have placed a ‘you tube’ video regarding the Rally at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUN8xadBVkI

Also, a billboard advertising the Rally is located at Exit #42 (Maumelle-Exit) at Maumelle, Arkansas [approx 1/2-way between Little Rock and Conway, Arkansas].   See attached.

Berg stated, “This is the most important Rally in history as Obama is an imposter, a fraud, a phony and Obama has put forth the greatest “HOAX” in the history of our country, over 234 years.  This is an invitation to all individuals, no matter what your political party is or what group, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and/or Tea Party individuals to join with me on October 23, 2010 at the U.S. Capitol – West Front for a Rally to demand Obama/Soetoro prove he is ‘Constitutionally Eligible’ to be President and if not demand that Obama/Soetoro resign from office.”

Berg continued, “I am excited at the positive response we have received.  I am representing every citizen in the U.S., over 308 million of you; there is nothing more important than our U.S. Constitution!  Obama/Soetoro is laughing at us; he knows he is an Imposter, a Fraud, a Phony, and this is the greatest ‘HOAX’ against ‘our’ country in over 234 years!

Our group, obamacrimes.com is the umbrella for all of us, regardless of your issue.  Whatever your issue – healthcare [ObamaCare], taxation, Social Security, Anti-War – the issue to remove Obama/Soetoro is that he is an ‘Usurper’ – an ‘Imposter’ – together, ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ can unite with a huge PEACEFUL REVOLUTION RALLY and DEMAND that Obama/Soetoro resign.

Join with me – I am a lifelong Democrat [I ran for U.S. Senate & Governor in Democratic Primaries in Pennsylvania] that blows the theory that this is a right wing conspiracy.

I am doing this for:

1. the 308 million people in ‘our’ country that deserve to know the truth;
2. ‘Our’ Forefathers – who wrote the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights;
3. the 1.6 million men & women in the military who died defending ‘our’ Constitution;
4. the 1.6 million men & women in the military who were wounded defending ‘our’ Constitution; and
5. the millions of men & women who have served in the past and those that continue to serve in the military protecting ‘our’ Constitution and the rights we enjoy.

Together, ‘WE CAN’ demand that Obama/Soetoro resign.

The OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE / ELIGIBILITY / OBAMACARE Rally in Washington, D.C. is for the purpose of exposing Soetoro/Obama and demanding that he proves that he is ‘Constitutionally Eligible’ to be President, or resign from office.

All individuals participating are requested to bring a copy of their Birth Certificate so all can hold them in the air; while Obama/Soetoro who recently said he cannot keep wearing his Birth Certificate on his forehead when responding to a question by NBC Brian Williams, although Obama/Soetoro has spent over $1.6 million in fighting all lawsuits regarding his status and not producing his Birth Certificate.

The crucial issues regarding Obama, the ‘IMPOSTER’, continue to grow.  However, the most important issue is Obama not being ‘Constitutionally Eligible’ to be President: 1) not being ‘natural born’, being born in Mombasa, Kenya; and 2) even more important the fact that Obama was ‘adopted’ or legally ‘acknowledged’ by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, and his school record in Indonesia indicates the ‘Imposter’s’ name is ‘Barry Soetoro’, his nationality being ‘Indonesia’ and his religion being ‘Islam’.  Obama, the Imposter’s legal name is ‘Barry Soetoro’.  Obama must be stopped !  WE THE PEOPLE can, by way of the largest Rally ever in Washington, DC, have a ‘Peaceful Revolution’ and force Obama to prove he is ‘Constitutionally Eligible’ or resign from office.  YES WE CAN !”  
Berg continued, “The cost of the Rally in Washington is expensive.  We must raise additional money to cover the cost of this Rally.

Donate today to help cover the expenses of this Rally and Defend our Constitution.  You may donate on our web site:  obamacrimes.com

An updated flyer regarding our Rally is attached.  Please spread the word to as many people as you can and stay tuned to obamacrimes.com.”

For copies of all Press Releases and Court Pleadings, go to:
http://obamacrimes.com

Abdelhamid Chaib sentenced, Rezko coschemer, Obama contributor, Nadhmi Auchi, Citizen Wells open thread, October 20, 2010

Abdelhamid Chaib sentenced, Rezko coschemer, Obama contributor, Nadhmi Auchi

From the Chicago Tribune October 19, 2010.

“A former business partner of convicted influence-peddler Antoin “Tony” Rezko was sentenced to three years of probation Tuesday for his role in a bank fraud scheme over the sale of Rezko’s pizza restaurants.

Abdelhamid “Al” Chaib had pleaded guilty to a single count of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service for his role in securing a $2.6 million loan from GE Capital Corp. to finance his bogus purchase of Rezko’s string of Papa John’s pizza franchises. The loan was in fact a scheme to obtain loan money to prop up Rezko’s businesses while Chaib would have no meaningful ownership of the pizzerias.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-rezko-partner-sentencing-20101019,0,6848089.story

Now for the rest of the story. Once again I would like to thank Evelyn Pringle for the fine work that she did early on to expose the truth about Obama. The highlighting is mine.

As you read the following, remember that it was written in mid 2008.

“Curtain Time for Barack Obama – Part 4 (Mansion Deal)”

The solution to the problems arising from the unsuccessful attempts to shut down Operation Board Games would be for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to become president and issue a bipartisan pardon to all members of the “Combine” who funded his seat in the US Senate. The scam worked when Scooter Libby took the fall for the Bush administration.”

“Rezko-Obama Real Estate Deal

When Obama started setting up the purchase of the $2 million mansion with Tony Rezko in December 2004, he did not know he would be the presidential candidate in 2008. He therefore did not think about the repercussions in a presidential campaign. The Combine’s plan was for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to be the candidate at that point. Operation Board Games put an end to that plan.

Mike McIntire and Christopher Drew tracked Rezko’s “financial maneuverings” during the year that Rezko and Obama were entering into the real estate deals through an examination of lawsuits, documents in the Board Games cases, and land records, for a report in the March 8, 2008 New York Times.

They discovered that Rezko was fighting off lenders and investors trying to collect on defaulted loans and failed ventures the whole time. “But he side-stepped that financial dragnet by arranging for the land to be bought in his wife’s name, making it the only property she owned by herself,” they report.

As a result, when the Obamas bought part of the lot in January 2006, “the money they paid was beyond the reach of Mr. Rezko’s creditors, including one conducting a court-ordered hunt for his assets to recover a $3.5 million debt,” the Times notes.

Obama claims he had no idea Rezko was broke. During his March 14, 2008 Sun-Times interview, he said: “I was shocked – as I think a lot of people in Chicago were shocked – to find out the difficult financial straits he was in because I don’t think anybody suspected that at the time.”

Obama told the Tribune on November 1, 2006, that the lot next door had to be sold separately because, “It was already a stretch to buy the house.” However, affidavits filed in the Rezko case in November 2006, show the Rezkos had no money. Rita’s only income was a $37,000-a-year job when she paid $125,000 in cash and obtained a half a million dollar mortgage at the Mutual Bank to buy the $625,000 lot.

When documents unsealed in the case revealed a $3.5 million loan made to Rezko a month before the real estate deal, the money transfer raised “the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago,” a February 26, 2008 report by James Bone and Dominic Kennedy in the Times of London noted.

Obama claims he got the money because he pulled off a marketing coup for book sales with his speech at the July, 2004 Democratic National Convention and got elected.

“Because of the attention I received during Senate campaign and the convention, my book sold well,” he told Sun-Times in an interview on March 14, 2008. “I came into a sizeable amount of money that allowed us to move,” he said.

The way Obama set up the deal, the mansion and the strip of land were placed in a Land Trust with the Northern Trust Corporation. The price of the mansion was $1.65 million, and Obama came up $330,000 to obtain a $1.32 million mortgage at Northern Trust Bank.

Cook County land records show the deed for the lot to Rita was recorded on June 20, 2005 and she conveyed the land to Northern Trust Company Land Trust #10209, on January 11, 2006. According to a web site for Marquette Bank’s Trust Services, a Land Trust provides shared ownership protection when real estate is owned by more than two people, and divorce, legal disability or the death of one can hinder the sale of the property.

With the establishment of a Land Trust, a judgment against one beneficiary cannot create a lien on real estate held in trust and ordinary legal proceedings against one will not cloud the title, according to Marquette site.

The investigation by the New York Times found that between November 2002 and January 2005, at least 12 lawsuits were filed against Rezko and his businesses, including one by the General Electric Commercial Finance Corp.

In fact, GE obtained a $3.5 million judgment in November 2004, but put off collection in the first half of 2005, while negotiating for payments with Rezko, the Times reports. The lawsuit involves loans Rezko obtained for the sale of Papa John’s pizza parlors.

Papa John’s cancelled its franchise agreement with Rezko in 2004 because he was behind in payments. Rezko then transferred the pizza chains to companies owned by “personal friend(s) and long-time business associate(s),” to operate under trade names such as Papa Tony’s and Pizzeria Zia, according to a lawsuit filed in 2005 by Papa John’s.

Papa John’s alleges Rezko controlled the chains and the associates were running “front” companies. The companies in the lawsuit include AR Pizza, Chaib Investments, Newco Pizza and LayaZia. AR Pizza, Newco Pizza and LayaZia have their principal places of business at the same location as Rezko Enterprises.

Auchi’a firm, General Mediterranean Holding, owns 50% of AR Pizza and Rezko owns 50%. Auchi’’s lawyer told the Times of London the $3.5 million loan to Rezko in May 2005 was to “assist the financial position” of AR Pizza.

His attorney told the New York Times that Rezko was supposed to use the money for his pizza business, and said, “as far as my client is aware, Mr. Rezko used the loan for its intended purpose and not for any other purpose.”

However, the Times review showed Rezko only made a $1 million payment to GE months after he received the loan. GE finally obtained a court order in October 2005 and began seizing even the smallest assets. As the Times explains:

“The company’s lawyers filed a claim against the Rezkos’ home and began issuing subpoenas to banks where Mr. Rezko had accounts, finding very little cash.

“Court records show that G.E. was due to be in court on Jan. 5, 2006, for example, obtaining an order to seize $1,297.39 from one … checking accounts.”

“Less than a week later,” the Times wrote, “Mrs. Rezko sold a 10-foot-wide strip of the empty lot to Mr. Obama, for $104,500.”

Now Obama claims he never knew the lot was in Rita Rezko’s name until he read about it in the media. During his March 14, 2008 interview, the Tribune asked him: “When Tony sold the garden lot in his wife’s name, didn’t that strike you as odd?”

“You know,” he said, “I have no idea why he did it. I don’t think he was intending to hide something, because if he was then, you know, using your wife’s name, Rita Rezko, probably wouldn’t have been the best way to do it.””

“Did he ever explain to you what he was doing?” the Tribune asked.

“No,” Obama replied, “I didn’t discover it until the issue of him purchasing this lot broke through, uh, through you.”

Next trial will focus on pizza parlor schemes

Rezko’s next trial will focus on the fraudulent financial transactions with GE and the mystery of what happened to the missing $3.5 million from the loan made to Rezko the month before the mansion deal may be resolved.

The corruption in this case involves the Illinois Finance Authority. The IFA was established, “to support the Governor of Illinois’ economic development agenda,” and “IFA approves about $3 billion in project financing each year,” according to its web site.
Co-schemer Ali Ata was appointed to lead the IFA. He made a $5,000 donation to Obama on June 30, 2003.

Talat Othman was appointed to the IFA Board, and he donated $1,000 to Obama on June 30, 2003.

David Gustman was made chairman, and his wife, Lisa, also gave Obama $1,000 on June 30.

Co-schemer Abdelhamid Chaib is the former the director of Rezko Concessions. Chaib’s wife was appointed to the Department of Employment Security Review Board. Obama received $5,000 from Chaib on June 30, 2003.

This indictment alleges that Rezko fraudulently caused GE to extend more than $10 million in loans to finance what Rezko portrayed as sales of two different groups of Papa John’’s pizza restaurants in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

After closing on the loan for the Chicago stores, the loan became delinquent, and Rezko caused additional false financial information to be submitted to GE in asking for forebearance on the default, the indictment says. It also alleges that Rezko defrauded investors by concealing that he was transferring the company’s assets to himself and a straw purchaser.

As part of the scheme, Ata signed a letter on Finance Authority letterhead that falsely made it appear that Dr Paul Ray had applied for financing with the IFA for acquisition of the pizza restaurants. The letter stated that Ray’s financing would be recommended for approval by the IFA Board on March 15, 2004, and that the IFA would guarantee 50% of the total $16 million.

Ray contributed $3,000 to Obama on June 30, 2003. Ray also gave Obama $2,000 on October 2003, on top of a donation of $1,000 on December 31, 2002. Ray was an investor in Riverside Park.

During the Rezko trial, Ata testified that he told Rezko that IFA board members were worried over the approval of financing for the Papa John’s deal because there could be negative publicity due to Rezko’s association with the pizza businesses

But Ata said Rezko scoffed at the concerns. “He said as far as the publicity, he will get the governor’s office to approve the transaction, and as far as the board,” Ata told the jury, Rezko said, “We put them there.”

Rezko eventually called Ata and dictated the language of a letter that said IFA was guaranteeing half of the purchase price. But before the deal could go through, Ata brought the chairman, David Gustman, and the board’s financial advisers to Rezko’s office to tell him they did not believe the financing was good for IFA. Ata said Rezko seemed to agree, but he never gave back the letter Ata wrote on Ray’s behalf.

More Combine members throw in the towel

Testimony in the first trial opened the door to evidence in other Board Game cases and more Combine members threw in the towel. Ali Ata entered into a plea agreement in the GE case a week before the trial was set to end and he was the last witness to testify.

Ata pled guilty to charges that included tax fraud, and lying to the FBI in saying he received nothing in return for $50,000 in contributions to Blagojevich when according to the plea agreement, he did “receive something for those contributions, specifically employment with a state agency … with an annual salary of approximately $127,000.”

According to court filings, Ata also lied when he “intentionally concealed that he paid Rezko approximately $125,000 in cash … during 2003 and 2004 so that he could obtain a state appointment and then ensure its continuation.”

On his last day on the stand, Ata told the jury he finally agreed to cooperate with the Feds after a person delivered a threat to him. He told prosecutors he lied to the FBI because he was encouraged to be a “team player” by people acting on Rezko’’s behalf and when he received a grand jury subpoena in late 2005, people contacted him in an effort to stop him from cooperating.

Ata testified he gave Rezko the money because he wanted to keep his job. He told the jury he used to drop by Rezko’s office and would see other top officials waiting to see Rezko and in order to keep their jobs people had to follow orders and become a team player.

For instance, Ata said, he often saw Kelly King Dibble, a former Rezmar employee, who became director of the Illinois Housing Authority. But when Dibble balked at hiring a Rezko relative, Ata said, Rezko passed a message to Dibble “congratulating her on her new assignment,” and the new assignment was unemployment.

“It emphasized that you need to be a team player and follow the rules if you’re going to be a part of the administration,” Ata told the jury on May 1, 2008.

Dibble donated $250 to Obama on June 30, 2003, $250 on January 23, 2004, and $250 on April 25, 2007. She is now an attorney with the Northern Trust, Obama’s Land Trust holder. On September 30, 2007, Dribble donated $1,000 to Obama presidential campaign.

Ata testified that he and Rezko once delivered $50,000 in cash to the home of co-schemer Christopher Kelly and left it in the car while they went inside. Ata said Rezko told him, “there’s somebody from Downstate that’s coming to pick up the money.”

Ata said he delivered another $25,000 to Rezko in early 2004, because Rezko said it was needed to pay contractors to stop them from filing a lien on Blagojevich’s home.

Ata also explained that Rezko made a problem with a state lease disappear in exchange for a 25% ownership in a real estate partnership. When Rezko’s attorney pressed for details about how that worked, Ata said Rezko had gone to Michael Rumman to get the matter resolved, the head of the Department of Central Management Services.

Ata says that after he met with the Feds for the first time, he got a voice-mail from Rumman saying Rumman was traveling with “our friend,” meaning Rezko, asking Ata to delay the meeting with investigators.

The other person who pressured Ata was Orlando Jones, the godson and former chief of staff to the deceased former Cook County Board President, John Stroger. Jones was a former vice president of Rezmar development company and an investor in Riverside Park.

Prosecutors say Jones also wanted Ata to lean on another Rezko associate to get him to stop cooperating. Ata told prosecutors that Jones reassured him that Rezko was working to kill the Board Games investigation by getting the Bush administration to fire Fitzgerald. “Don’t worry, the plan is still in place,” Jones told Ata.

Jones committed suicide in September 2007, after news of a pending indictment in a pay-to-play scheme reaching all the way to Las Vegas hit the media. “The discovery of Jones’ body came just two days after FBI agents approached Jones,” FBI spokesman Frank Bochte told the Sun-Times. Jones “cordially declined” to speak with Chicago agents.

The scheme in Las Vegas involved a company called Crystal Communications, lead by Martello Pollock. On June 30, 2003, Pollock donated $1,000 to Obama.

According to the Sun-Times, Jones had been interviewed by federal authorities a while before his death about fees he received from pension fund deals approved by the Illinois Board of Investments.

Allison Davis, Rezko’s real estate partner, and Obama’s former boss at the Davis, Minor & Barnhill law firm, was appointed to serve on the Board of Investment. Davis is president of the Davis Group. On January 29, 2003, the group donated $2,000 to Obama and on June 30, 2003, it made a contribution of $6,000. Obama also received donations from the group of $2,000 on July 7, 2004, $2,000 on January 29, 2007, and $2,300 on June 30, 2007.

Prosecutors allege that another member of this pension Board, Joe Carriatore made a deal with Rezko where his brother would get a seat on the Board for a $50,000 contribution to Blagojevich. He donated $1,000 to Obama on June 30, 2003. Carriatore was an original investor with Rezko in Riverside Park.

Velma Butler was recommended for this Board, but did not get the job. She gave Obama $1,000 on June 30, 2003, and donated $25,000 to Blagojevich three weeks later on July 25, 2003. Butler was also an investor in Riverside Park.

Combine members of Middle Eastern Descent

Ata is a former president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He represents “a deeper corruption” in the Arab American community, “an aspect of the story that has not received much attention,” according to a May 2, 2008 report by Ray Hanania in the Southwest News-Herald.

Hanania points out that many in the Arab community are calling Ata a “rat.” But he’s not alone, Hanania says:

“The real rats are those who used their positions as “leaders” to rape and pillage their own community. The real rats are the so-called ““leaders” who worked to benefit themselves pretending they were doing it for the benefit of the community.”

In his report, Hanania explains how Ata and others would help organize political dinners attended by Arab Americans from the suburbs at which politicians where “honored.”

“These Arab community “leaders,” he says, “would tell the community that if they bought tickets to their “candidate’s nights,” their organization fundraisers or donated through them to local politicians, these politicians would respond by giving the Arab American community empowerment.”

“In truth,” Hanania says, “these political leaders lied.”

“They did get jobs, contracts and clout,” he notes, “but the people who benefited were not members of the community but rather the relatives, children, friends and business associates of these leaders.”

Ata has done well as a member of the Combine. In 2004, his net worth was $12 million, according to the Tribune. In one state deal, Ata and partners, Faysal Mohamed, Fuad Mohamed and Refat Zayed, “took in more than $3.2 million from taxpayers by leasing a West Side office building to the state over 10 years,” the June 6, 2005 Sun-Times notes.

Rumman is also of Middle Eastern descent. He left his $120,900-a-year job in April 2005, after “Auditor General William Holland accused CMS of wasting taxpayer money, skirting state purchasing laws and failing to document hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged savings the agency attributed to its hiring of high-priced consultants,” the March 11, 2007 Sun-Times reported.

Rumman went on to become a major investor with the Iraqi-born Auchi and Syrian-born Rezko in Riverside Park and Rumman was the point man on a now canceled $200 million power plant contract in Iraq.”

Read more:

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/pringle-barack-obama-wizard-of-oz/

From a wiretap of Rod Blagojevich.

Obama Myth Busters, Long form birth certificate?, Country of birth?, Natural born citizen?, College records?

Obama Myth Busters, Long form birth certificate?, Country of birth?, Natural born citizen?, College records?

“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

Life is so full of irony. Barack Obama will appear on “Myth Busters” on Dedcember 8, 2010.

From the Chicago Tribune.

“Barack Obama said Monday he will appear on “MythBusters,” a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction.

Obama’s appearance on the popular Discovery Channel show is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering as experts warn that low interest in those subjects among U.S. students could hurt the economy.”

“The Obama episode, to air Dec. 8, reprises an earlier debunking of the 2,000-year-old story that Greek mathematician and engineer Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using a system of mirrors to focus the sun’s rays.

“I can announce today that I taped a special guest appearance for their show, although I didn’t get to blow anything up,” Obama said at a White House science fair event. “I was a little frustrated with that.””

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/ct-talk-obama-mythbusters-1019-20101018,0,6331545.story

Obama, I beg to differ, you blew up the economy, jobs and faith in checks and balances.

Here are the myths that we need Obama to address:

That Obama is eligible to be president.

That Obama presented a legitimate birth certificate.

That Obama is a natural born citizen.

That Obama is less pristine on Tony Rezko corruption than Rod Blagojevich.

That Obama was born in Hawaii.

That Obama is not hiding anything in his college records.

Illinois anti voter fraud campaign, Tea Party, Republicans, Chalice, Citizen Wells open thread, October 19. 2010

Illinois anti voter fraud campaign, Tea Party, Republicans, Chalice

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”…George Orwell, “1984″

From Mother Jones October 18, 2010.

“The Tea Party Will Be Watching You”

“Republican groups and tea party activists unite to block Democrats…err, voter fraud, at the polls.”

“When the Illinois Republican Party launched its anti-voter-fraud crusade this year, party leaders knew who they could count on to whip up a fervor about rigged elections. Together with a conservative political action committee, the state GOP has teamed up with a infamous anti-Obama birther who’s helped to recruit tea party activists to oversee the vote as official poll workers and independent poll watchers—part of a campaign against election fraud (real or imagined) that’s being whipped up by Republican leaders and activists across the country.

Every election season, the right revives its battle against voter fraud, depicting it as a rampant threat to honest electoral outcomes. (See the previous assault on ACORN, the beleaguered community organizing oufit.) This year, the Republicans have a tea party army on hand to fight this supposed peril. And they’ve taken their campaign a step further. Political parties and outside groups typically dispatch independent poll watchers to keep tabs on any suspicious activity. However, recruiting activists to serve as election judges and poll workers—the people who actually administer the vote at polling stations and are responsible for ensuring that election laws are enforced—is not a routine practice. But that’s what’s happening this year in Illinois, Texas, and elsewhere, with the GOP looking to tea party and conservative grassroots activists to fill key slots.”

“In Minnesota, the North Star Tea Party Patriots have teamed up with two other conservative groups to spearhead a far-reaching anti-fraud operation to recruit and train spotters at the polls, offering $500 for tips leading to voter fraud convinctions. In Illinois, meanwhile, the state GOP has joined with a political action committee called Illinois Republican Renaissance to form an “election fraud prevention task force” that aims to turn right-wing grassroots activists into official election workers and privately paid watchdogs. “As you know, ballot integrity will be a key ingredient to our success, and we need your help,” GOP state chair Pat Brady says on the party’s website. This effort has placed Brady in league with one of the tea party movement’s more unusual characters. The project’s coordinator, Sharon Meroni, is an infamous anti-Obama birther who filed objections against 32 Illinois candidates for failing to provide adequate documentation of their citizenship.

Meroni, who blogs under the pseudonym “Chalice Jackson,” also helped launch a petition demanding Obama’s resignation for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” “Who truly would have believed…that there was ANY chance America could be in the hands of a usurper government?” she wrote in another court filing to contest Obama’s citizenship, which the McHenry County Grand Jury dismissed. Meroni is now helping to select the election judges—as official poll workers are called in Illinois—and poll watchers that the joint project will dispatch on Election Day. (Campaigns have jumped on board the Illinois Republican Party’s effort as well: In a secretly recorded private conference call, GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk said he was pushing to deploy “lawyers and other people” to two predominantly black Chicago neighborhoods to oversee the voting process.)”

“Conservatives do point to a handful of isolated incidents to gin up fears about voting shenanigans. In Texas, an 81-year-old San Antonio woman has been charged with using her dead sister’s identity to vote in 2008. In the Houston area, a tea party-linked non-profit called True the Vote claims to have discovered “most likely tens of thousands, of incomplete, inaccurate, or false voter registration” in one of the city’s poorest black neighborhoods. (The progressive group facilitating the effort has acknowledged that a small number of the registrations were faulty.) In Missouri, a group of Somali immigrant voters was accused of receiving improper assistance during the primary election this year. But while election experts acknowledge that voter fraud certainly exists, some point out that only a tiny handful of fraud cases have ever been proven. And they say conservative activists risk suppressing or intimidating eligible voters by hyping the potential fraud.”

“But there are already warning signs that tea party-related anti-fraud efforts could slip into dirty tricks territory. In Wisconsin, the state Republican Party had been accused of plotting with local tea party groups to disenfranchise voters whose ballots were returned because of a wrong address—an illegal technique known as “vote-caging.” Given the polarized political climate, overzealous activists working the polls could end up overstepping the bounds, intentionally or not. Referring to the GOP and tea party efforts to recruit poll watchers and workers, Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice says, “We haven’t sent this degree of heightened activity for years. It’s just a higher risk situation for voters.””

Read more:
http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/10/voter-fraud-tea-party

“We haven’t sent this degree of heightened activity for years. It’s just a higher risk situation for voters.”

Wendy Weiser, et al, allow me to jog your memory.

I will not waste time on the obvious Orwellian (and probably Alinsky) style comments in this article designed to divert attention away from the intent of poll watchers, to make them appear as having more sinister motives. I will respond to the following statement made about Chalice:

“The project’s coordinator, Sharon Meroni, is an infamous anti-Obama birther who filed objections against 32 Illinois candidates for failing to provide adequate documentation of their citizenship.”

I have known Chalice for several years, spoken to her on a number of occasions and been a guest on her radio show. She consistently comes across as a concerned American, who believes in the US Constitution and rule of law, like most of you. She deeply cares about this country and has fought bravely and persistently to save it. The far left continues to smear good people like Chalice and elevate and defend the likes of Obama, a usurper and Chicago Pay to Play corrution crony.

By the way, have you seen any Tea Party members carrying a night stick lately?

Taxes, Unemployment, Businesses don’t pay taxes people do, Citizen Wells open thread, October 18, 2010

Taxes, Unemployment, Businesses don’t pay taxes people do, Citizen Wells open thread, October 18, 2010

The far left, in ignorance, or as part of their agenda of the end justifies the means, perpetually bashes business and the so called fat cats. They believe that anyone making more money than they should pay more taxes. They believe that corporations are evil.

Here is the truth about taxing business and increased business expenses.
Rush Limbaugh, for many years has done an excellent job of explaining the impact of tax increases on American business and ultimately the American public. He explains that corporations do not pay taxes. This also includes non corporations, all business entities. This is the huge message that you never hear from the left, the business bashers. We already have a seious unemployment situation due to Obama and his far left socialists. I am concerned that tax hikes or hidden cost increases that will begin kicking in 2011, coupled with out of control government spending , will take us over the edge. Our new Congress will have to work fast to deactivate the tax and spend Health Care Legislation, cut taxes and provide a more business and jobs friendly envioronment.
 

Businesses ultimately do not pay taxes. Taxes become part of the cost of doing business. They are passed on to consumers and impact employment and the overall econo. When a business incurrs higher taxes or other increased costs, some combination of the following occurs:

  • The increased costs are passed along to consumers. This could be a local family run dairy farm. The cost increases are reflected in higher milk prices. When higher inheritance taxes are in effect, the children of the dairy farmers could be forced to shut down. That would, of course, diminish supply.
  • The increased costs prevent more hiring from occuring. The spectre of tax increases is causing that now.
  • The increased costs can lead to layoffs and schedule decreases. Our high unemployment rate is witness to that.
  • The increased costs can lead to pay freezes and pay cuts.
  • The increased costs prevent bussinesses from spending money on expansion and new technology, futher putting a damper on the economy.

And don’t forget, people with money start businesses. Questions they must ask are is it feasible, will it make money and where do I locate. Taxes always influnce those decisions.

So when you are encountered by a brain dead, far left sheeple, educate them on higher taxes and business bashing.