Obama role in corrupting IL Teacher Retirement System pensions, Cellini trial, 2007 NY Times article, Where is Tony Rezko?, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

Obama role in corrupting IL Teacher Retirement System pensions, Cellini trial, 2007 NY Times article, Where is Tony Rezko?, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

“Why was Obama promoting Capri Capital and other investment firms at the same time that Rezko, Levine and Cellini were shaking them down?”…Citizen Wells

“There is enough corruption in Illinois so that all it takes is someone who is serious about finding it to uncover it. If a U.S. attorney is not finding corruption in Illinois, they’re not seriously looking for it.”…Northwestern Law Professor James Lindgren

Before I delve deeper into Obama’s connections to the corrupting of the Illinois Teacher Retirement System pensions, I present an article from the NY Times dated October 1, 2007. This article came out before the Tony Rezko trial and at the beginning of Obama’s campaign for the presidency. Apparently the NY Times staff had not done their homework and connected the dots. If they had read the Joseph Cari, Steven Loren indictment press release from August 3, 2005 they probably would not have allowed Obama’s ties to the IL Teacher Restirement System pension, investment companies and people like John Rogers to come to light.

Perhaps this is the reason that the William Cellini indictment was separated from the Blagojevich indictment and the trial delayed until late 2011.

From the NY Times, October 1, 2007, presented in entirety.

“In 2000, after losing a Congressional race, Barack Obama was looking to revive his political fortunes. And he soon found a springboard — a group of black entrepreneurs also trying to break out.

Month after month, Mr. Obama, then an Illinois state senator, showed up at the Chicago group’s meetings, listening to members’ concerns about the difficulties they faced in getting government and corporate business, and asking them what he could do to help.

And help them he did. Members of the group, the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, say Mr. Obama checked into their problems and helped start a drive that enabled minority investment executives to win millions of dollars in business from the state’s giant pension funds.

If Mr. Obama was able to deliver by helping the executives overcome some of the historical barriers facing minority-owned companies, he also would subsequently benefit from his ties to the group. Several of the businessmen or their wives would help clear the debts from his Congressional race, and six of the group’s members are now among the top fund-raisers for his presidential campaign, according to campaign finance records.

All told, employees at more than 30 of the 42 companies listed on the group’s Web site and their relatives donated more than $300,000 to help Mr. Obama win his seat in the United States Senate in 2004 and set fund-raising records early in the 2008 presidential race.

In his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama has been running on a platform of reducing the influence of money in politics. But with Mr. Obama, as with every politician, money has been the blood flow of his campaigns. And at a critical point in his career, he greatly expanded an early pillar of his fund-raising network while trying to help the black entrepreneurs secure work with the state.

The senator’s courtship of the Chicago group and its members is a little-known chapter in his political development that shows the inextricable link between money and politics and the different interpretations people attach to it.

Jay Stewart, executive director of an Illinois watchdog group known as the Better Government Association, said that in helping these and other executives as a state senator, Mr. Obama also benefited from the kind of special-interest-driven politics he now decries.

“Raising large chunks from special interests was common in Illinois,” Mr. Stewart said. “Obama did that too. Now he’s talking about chasing away special interests; that’s great. But that doesn’t change the past.”

Mr. Obama says his involvement with the alliance reflects his longtime passion for ensuring that minority businesses are treated fairly, and there is no indication that he helped the businessmen simply to secure their donations.

“The suggestion that these pioneering leaders would need my help or anyone’s help in order to succeed is troubling, to say the least,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “I’m proud that I’ve spent my career fighting to ensure that minority-owned businesses would have a chance to compete, and I will continue to do so as president.”

Mr. Obama also recently pointed to his work on the Illinois pension issue as a model for what he would do as president to promote minority-owned companies.

In that push, Mr. Obama met with three state pension boards and introduced a bill on the executives’ behalf. He also worked closely with the state’s top legislative leaders to encourage the pension funds to increase the share of their investment portfolios managed by minority-owned firms. That share has risen to 12 to 20 percent now from 1 to 3 percent in 2000.

Other alliance members said Mr. Obama also looked into whether they could get state business in other areas, including legal work on bond issues and the printing of official notices. As Stephen H. Pugh, a lawyer who belongs to the group, said, “He wanted to understand what our needs were and how government could help.”

Mr. Obama, Mr. Pugh said, “would be our representative — our advocate — to bring our views back to state government.”

The alliance was founded in 1992 to help Chicago’s top black executives and entrepreneurs share business tips and push for greater opportunities. According to the group’s Web site, the companies — which also include architecture, engineering, transportation and communications firms — average 65 full-time employees and annual revenues of $19 million.

The goal was always “to open up doors,” said John W. Rogers Jr., the chief executive of Ariel Capital Management, one of the investment firms that received state business. “It was, as the Rev. Jesse Jackson has eloquently put it, to force other industries to have their ‘Jackie Robinson’ moment.”

During its early years, the group’s main political patron was State Senator Emil Jones Jr., who later became the State Senate president and one of Mr. Obama’s chief mentors. In 1993, Mr. Jones took the first crack at opening up the pension business, persuading the Legislature to pass a bill encouraging the multibillion-dollar funds to use minority-owned firms “to the greatest extent feasible.”

But by the time Mr. Obama, then a junior state senator, began meeting regularly with the group in 2000, little progress had been made. As a result, said Hermene Hartman, the alliance president, the pension issues got “a lot of attention” in the discussions with Mr. Obama.

The investment firms were also among the largest and most prominent companies in the group, and some of their executives were among Mr. Obama’s closest friends.

Mr. Rogers, who also sits on the boards of the McDonald’s Corporation and other major companies, played basketball at Princeton University with Mr. Obama’s brother-in-law. James Reynolds Jr., the chief executive of Loop Capital, a brokerage firm, had been a top fund-raiser for Mr. Obama’s Congressional race.

Mr. Rogers said the investment managers also solicited support from Michael J. Madigan, the powerful Democratic speaker of the Illinois House. In 2001 and 2002, Mr. Madigan and Mr. Obama — at times joined by the investment executives — made formal pitches before three of the state pension boards.

And after Mr. Jones became the State Senate president in 2003, he assigned Mr. Obama to a committee looking into the pension questions to help raise his political profile.

During this period, campaign finance records show, executives from Ariel, Loop and two other leading Chicago investment firms, Holland Capital Management and Capri Capital, sharply increased their donations to Mr. Obama’s State Senate campaign fund. And once he began his campaign for the United States Senate, they quickly became a fund-raising core that has carried over into the presidential race.

Mr. Rogers, who is one of three people at his company who have each bundled at least $50,000 in donations for Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign, said that his financial support for the senator had “no connection” to his company’s efforts to win state contracts, but that it reflected the broader excitement over what Mr. Obama’s success meant for blacks in America.

Pointing to his parents’ struggles to break into the legal business in Chicago, Mr. Rogers said that pushing for greater opportunities was “in your blood, and when you have a peer come along like Barack, who is your own age and lives in your neighborhood, you can’t wait to help him.”

Mr. Reynolds of Loop Capital, who is also one of the bundlers in Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign, did not return calls for comment.

In the end, Mr. Obama dropped off the State Senate committee in late 2003 as his United States Senate race heated up, and just as the panel began a series of hearings that produced the most substantial changes.

Still, William Atwood, the director of the Illinois State Board of Investment, said Mr. Obama regularly asked about minority participation in the pension funds when their paths crossed. “He would ask: ‘How are we doing? Are we making progress?’” Mr. Atwood recalled.

The changes have generated several million dollars in fees for some of the investment firms, although the complete totals could not be obtained. Loop Capital, for instance, saw its brokerage fees related to one of the pension funds shoot up to $2.4 million last year from just $5,700 in 2001. All told, Loop Capital received $5 million in fees from managers for that fund over those six years.

Still, things have not worked out as well for some of the investment managers. Both Ariel and Holland were given several hundred million dollars to invest.

But one of the funds dropped Ariel and two dropped Holland last year after their investment returns lagged behind those of other firms.

Mr. Rogers, the Ariel chief executive, said his firm’s value-oriented stocks tended to lag in fast-rising markets, and other state funds say they are sticking with Ariel for now because it has produced impressive long-term returns. Officials at Holland declined to comment.

But Mr. Rogers also complained that the Illinois funds, which are free to hire minority managers from anywhere in the country, have given much of their business to out-of-state firms owned by women and Asian-Americans.

And while Mr. Obama recently told the Urban League that if he was elected president he would use the same model in helping black-owned businesses nationwide as he did on the pension issue, Mr. Rogers said, “Actually, it is a model of how hard it is to get sustained traction.””


The article appears to be lauding Obama’s role in helping minority firms. However, indictments in Operation  Board Games and court testimony paint a different picture. One that strongly impacted Illinois teachers and taxpayers.

From the LA Times April 7, 2008.

In 2002, the year after Obama made the pitch, the Illinois Teacher Retirement System reported an 18% increase in assets managed by minority-owned firms. Ariel’s share grew to $442 million by 2005.

In 2006, after the federal investigation became public, the teacher pension board severed its relationship with Ariel, concluding that Ariel’s investment returns were insufficient.


From Natasha Korecki of the Chicago SunTimes tweets from the William Cellini trial courtroom, October 21, 2011.

“Defense now has first witness on the stand, a TRS attorney who is talking real estate investments, like Cellini’s firm.”

“Cellini’s Commonwealth, used by TRS, had a 20 percent rate of return in 2003 vs Capri Capital (Rosenberg) at 7.35 %”


 Obama is doing to the nation what he did to Illinois teachers for many years.

Where is Tony Rezko?

Where is the House Judiciary Committee?

Howard Coble, et al, are you paying attention?


63 responses to “Obama role in corrupting IL Teacher Retirement System pensions, Cellini trial, 2007 NY Times article, Where is Tony Rezko?, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

  1. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    CW – Do you sometimes get the feeling that NOGAS?

  2. Sadly our laws and Constitution are only as good as those who are willing to enforce them. I think we’ve seen the extent of the willingness. Right now money,power and intimidation are the law. That’s why I’ve given up on any hope of “The One” getting thrown out of office. Just hoping we can get him voted out and find people willing to fix the mess he and his buddies have caused. Vote Now 2012, save a Nation!

  3. A story from the post&email.
    Orly Taitz has the tenacity to go after Obama with lawsuit after lawsuit, and the courts keep kicking the can down the road to the next judge in line, and eventually, to the SCOTUS.

    The obviousness of Obama’s fraudulent use of a stolen Social Security number, and no birth certificate, may be too much, even for the SCOTUS to ignore any longer. Orly Taitz has also, put the Court in Hawaii, in a position where the court is verifying a forgery, as Obama’s birth certificate.

    Hawaii department of health officials have been caught red handed falsifying a birth certificate for Obama, and the Hawaii court is covering for the State officials, and the regime.

    I wish her well, but the courts are in on the cover up, along with Obama, all the way to the SCOTUS, it appears, and justice will be hard to come by. But, she may have the upper hand since she has experience in dealing with the former USSR.

    Orly Taitz Reports on Hawaii’s Continued Stealth About Obama’s Birth Record


    by Sharon Rondeau

    Dr. and Atty. Orly Taitz of California has filed multiple state and federal actions to discover if Obama is using a fraudulent social security number and forged birth certificate

    (Oct. 21, 2011) — On October 12, 2011, Dr. Orly Taitz and Hawaii Assistant Attorney General Jill Nagamine appeared before Judge Rhonda Nishimura in Honolulu Circuit Court following Taitz’s request to inspect the original birth record of Barack Hussein Obama, who is serving as president but may not be constitutionally qualified by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution and has been accused of social security fraud.

  4. Mr. Bill.
    Easy to feel that way.
    Thankfully, many do GAS.

  5. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    CW – I believe this will bring everything to a “Crashing” halt.-

    “Bank Of America Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On U.S. Taxpayers With Federal Approval.”


    No wonder the Democrat Party is going to have it’s Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
    PS – If you want to understand a “Derivative” study this –


    And Then this –

  6. Libyan Leader Declares Nation Islamic, Sharia Law to Be Implemented
    Libya’s new leader declared his country’s liberation Sunday and set out plans for the future with an Islamist tone.


  7. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PS –
    I am sorry. The second derivative should be this one –


  8. The Transition from Jus Soli — Obama NOT a Natural Born Citizen
    By paraleaglenm
    The Transition from Jus Soli

    For over a century, the American colonies were limited to children born on their soil being natural born subjects under the British monarch. From ancient times (prior to the Magna Carta), jus soli was the permanent allegiance of a child born under the protection, ‘within ligeance,’ of the King.

    However, with the Magna Carta, permanent allegiance was disavowed, and in 1350 the right of alien ‘denizen’ fathers to preserve their alien allegiance in their children was provided by law.

    The 1772 British Nationality Act declared children born of British subjects outside the ‘ligeance’ of the crown be natural born subjects;[1] and that is the law that we must apply (as would the framers) to Obama’s birth circumstances. In other words, the British deemed ‘citizenship by descent’ as superior to ‘otherwise than by descent,’ i.e., jus soli.

    In fact, the 1790 Uniform Naturalization Act, et seq 1855, defined minor children of aliens as U.S. citizens only upon naturalization of the father.

    Natural Born Citizen in U.S. Law

    The term of art Natural Born Citizen appears in the constitution once, as applied to elements of qualifications of eligibility of a presidential candidate. Similarly, the term of art appeared decisively in an 1875 Supreme Court holding, defining it ‘without doubt’ as children born of two U.S. citizens.[2]

    Unfortunately, the term of art ‘natural born citizen’ has become ‘idiomatic’ with a meaning diluted by judicial error as merely born in the United States. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison warned of such error:

    “On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823

    In a letter to Henry Lee on June 25, 1824, James Madison wrote:

    “. . . I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution.”

    Madison continued, acknowledging the “changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject”, he stated:

    “What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense.”

    Born, or Naturalized?

    Under U.S. law, a citizen at birth may be solely of U.S. citizenship, i.e., a natural born citizen, or a 14th Amendment citizen at birth as interpreted by Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1869). The first is a citizen ‘born.’ The second is ‘naturalized’ because even with Ark’s 14th Amendment, the alien nationality of one or both parents must be removed by application of the Aliens and Nationality Act, as revised after 1855.

    Nevertheless, Wong Kim Ark did not, nor could not, revise Article II’s natural born citizen clause, nor the common knowledge of the framers as to what constituted a natural born citizen, or what law created a British natural born subject if born on U.S. soil.

    Therefore, there is no valid interpretation of law that makes Barack Hussein Obama, II a natural born citizen as intended by the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Sec. I, Clause 5.


    [1] “That all Persons born, or who hereafter shall be born, out of the Ligeance of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain, whose Fathers were or shall be, by virtue of a Statute made in the Fourth Year of King George the Second, to explain a Clause in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Anne, for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, which relates to the natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain, intitled to all the Rights and Privileges of natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England or of Great Britain, shall and may be adjudged and taken to be, and are hereby declared and enacted to be, natural-born Subjects of the Crown of Great Britain, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes whatsoever, as if he and they had been and were born in this Kingdom . . .” British Nationality Act, 1772, 1772 (13 Geo. 3) C A P. XXI

    [2] “This is apparent from the Constitution itself, for it provides that “no person except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President,” and that Congress shall have power “to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.”

    “The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.” Minor vs. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875)

  9. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    I don’t even understand “Derivatives” or “Hedge Funds” for Dummies –

    1 – Derivatives fof Dummies –

    2 – Hedge Funds For Dummies –

    Click to access hedge-funds-for-dummies.pdf


  10. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PS – CW, I am watching Washington Redskins lose(for now) to the Carolina Patriots. That makes me happy, but playing at Bank of America Stadium makes me nervous.

  11. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    I meant Panthers

  12. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20111023/rick-perry-hints-he-doesnt-trust-Obama-birth-certificate-111023/

    Nonetheless, Orly Taitz, the so-called Queen of the Birthers, is endorsing Perry’s candidacy. She told the ThinkProgress website that she believes if the Texas governor wins the Republican nomination, he’ll use the birther issue to attack Obama.

  13. The conspiracy to usurp the presidency of the U.S. gets deeper and deeper. All of the evidence points to a massive fraud, assisted by the talking heads in the chosen media of the elite. The only reason they would scrub this evidence, is because they knew Obama wasn’t eligible to begin with, and still isn’t.

    I sure hope the law will prevail.


    by Dianna Cotter, reporting at The Examiner
    (Oct. 22, 2011) — Someone was incredibly busy in June 2008 working on an illegal front invisible to the public; searching and altering Supreme Court Cases published at Justia.com which cite the only case in American history – Minor v. Happersett (1875) – to directly construe Article 2 Section 1′s natural-born citizen clause in determining a citizenship issue as part of its holding and precedent. In this unanimous decision, the Supreme Court defined a “native or natural-born citizen” as a person born in the US to parents who were citizens; a definition which excludes from eligibility both Barack Obama and John McCain.

  14. Free Speech | October 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm |


    Nonetheless, Orly Taitz, the so-called Queen of the Birthers, is endorsing Perry’s candidacy. She told the ThinkProgress website that she believes if the Texas governor wins the Republican nomination, he’ll use the birther issue to attack Obama.
    Perry has a duty to the Constitution to show Obama to be ineligible, Obama is not a natural born Citizen.



  17. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20111023/rick-perry-hints-he-doesnt-trust-Obama-birth-certificate-111023/

    Nonetheless Orly Taitz, the so-called Queen of the Birthers, is endorsing Perry’s candidacy. She told the ThinkProgress website that she believes if the Texas governor wins the Republican nomination, he’ll use the birther issue to attack Obama.

  18. John Nolte: Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece79


  19. “Nonetheless Orly Taitz, the so-called Queen of the Birthers, is endorsing Perry’s candidacy. She told the ThinkProgress website that she believes if the Texas governor wins the Republican nomination, he’ll use the birther issue to attack Obama….”


  20. “Presidential Candidate Rick Perry: I Don’t Know If Obama’s Birth Certificate Is Real”

    From Parade Magazine:
    “Q: Governor, do you believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States?
    A: I have no reason to think otherwise.
    Q: That’s not a definitive, “Yes, I believe he”—
    A: Well, I don’t have a definitive answer, because he’s never seen my birth certificate.
    Q: But you’ve seen his.
    A: I don’t know. Have I?
    Q: You don’t believe what’s been released?
    A: I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.
    Q: And?
    A: That came up.
    Q: And he said?
    A: He doesn’t think it’s real.
    Q: And you said?
    A: I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.”


  21. Rod Blago sentencing was postponed on October 3, 2011. It is allegedly supposed to be set to a future date, and the date has not been announced. What’s going on with this fiasco?

  22. GORDO | October 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm |

    at 8:55 pm:

    “This complete expose on the “National Popular Vote Compact” won’t be found elsewhere. Because of the complexity and urgency of this issue. read it through completely. See who is behind this scheme and what its intended consequences are.”
    (Posted on July 24th, 2010)

    © 2010 jbjd

    GORDO, thank you. (FYI, I clicked on the link provided by the poster who erroneously credits someone else with being the only source to warn readers about the dangers of adopting the NPVI. Not surprisingly, the current article does not mimic the educational approach to the issue contained in the article I posted on the NPVI 15 months ago, in July 2010. However, predictably, it focuses on conspiratorial charges, the NPVI should be rejected because of who (notwithstanding the author provides no substantiating evidence, he claims) is behind the movement.)

  23. Perry is PRO AMNESTY.

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was endorsed by Mexican President Vincente Fox for giving Mexican migrants access to Texas universities! The insanity must stop and Rick Perry must stop breaking his promises. Close the border and help bring the common sense Arizona immigration laws to Texas!

  24. Rick Perry Stands By Texas DREAM Act
    The potential 2012 candidate signed legislation in 2001 allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.


  25. You can vote out O Barky. But you will still be left with the corrupt regime that owns both parties. The courts have been corrupt for quite some time. This is not just the democrats. It’s a two party system. Both owned by the powerful elite Central Bankers.

  26. I’m getting tired of all this Rubio business, if he was a real Tea Party conservative he would come out and say he was not eligible for VP.
    That would be the best thing he could do for Conservatism and this country, anything short of that and he looks like another d rat /rino hack.
    I don’t have a lot of sympathy for him as the Soros funded media bots tear him up. In fact it’s amusing as hell. They have now spent more time investigating a non candidate for VP than they did b-ho for POTUS.

  27. bob strauss | October 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
    John Nolte: Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece79
    Now the story is about the reporting of the story and let’s attack the messenger. Sound familiar ? LMAO

  28. Weetie | October 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm |

    I like Perry, but this issue is not a good one for him. Not something that get’s you through a conservative primary.

    That being said, he would be better than b-ho as would any Republican, except Senator Paul’s aging father.

    Funny thing, I voted for Mitt in 2008 primary because he was the most conservative ( IMO ) and everyone said that only a moderate R could beat Obama, so Mc RINO got crowned by the elites.

    Now the talking head conservative ruling class tells us that Mitt is too liberal and we should support uhhh no one ?

    Why does the Fat Man spend his time on his radio show taking pot shots at the front runner and offering no alternative? Maybe he should retire and spend more time golfing.

  29. Truthbetold11

    Zionist jews control all media and are behind all these events

  30. Pat, In 08 The GOP gave you McCain. Think about it. Romney was winning and they gave you Song bird McCain. Pro amnesty, not a natural born citizen , war monger McCain.
    The GOP will give Romney the nod. It’s his turn.
    McCain stepped aside for GW bush. Romney stepped aside for McCain and now someone will step aside for Romney.

    Truth be told is right.
    Ron Paul 2012

  31. Weetie, you are entitled to your opinion, but Truthbetold11 is indulging in Jew-bashing in saying that “Zionist Jews control all media ad are behind all these events.” That is a false statement, for one, and a rash conclusion, for another. You are parroting the philosophy of Ron Paul whom you support. That’s your prerogative, but all of the suppositions you outline are just that – suppositions of the imagination.

  32. Cabby, I dis agree. this is not jew bashin.
    They do control the media. The federal Reserve and much more. have a look.
    please educate your self.


  33. Ditto… Cabby

  34. Weetie sounds very much like Seabiscuit…..one and the same?

  35. Weetie | October 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
    please educate your self.
    With all due respect, Weetie, I am probably old enough to be your grandmother and am very well educated – have been for over fifty years.
    The stuff you are promoting about Jews has been around for decades – even for centuries. Barking up that tree will get you nowhere, sad to say.

    I would suggest that you distance yourself from that issue and concentrate on some of the good things you have been involved with – like the post you made yesterday re. the troubling move by states to circumvent the electoral voting process. I really appreciated the article you linked to and reposted it a couple of other places. Thanks for alerting us to this development.

  36. thistle | October 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
    Ditto… Cabby
    Thanks, thistle. Seabiscuit? Hmmm……. Perhaps?

  37. Jewish people control the media. LOL. I was told this as a young child, a young adult, and now a middle aged man. The truth is the media is controlled, there is no doubt about that. When Up is Down and Right is Left you know that your way down the rabbitt hole. The question is, whom is big enough to do this: Force the Supreme Court to avoid a Constitutional issue. Force Federal Judges to reverse decisions and make crazy decisions. Force a usually reputable Judicial database to rewrite Supreme court rulings!!! Make web pages and previous news stories disappear and be re-written. Change passport and other government records. Cause an entire state department of health to break their own laws. Prevent Congresspeople for bringing proceedings against a completely unlawful executive branch. Have the army say that orders are no longer derived from the Commander in chief, so they can prevent discovery in a court marshal. Really people, look around you, are you that blind or that racist to believe that any subgroup of people could accomplish this feat!!!

    The media in this country is controlled by the CIA. They, and they alone, are powerful enough to make the above happen. Call me a conspiracy theorist. Call me a tin foil hat wearer if you like. However, operation mockingbird, or whatever the CIA calls it’s domestic media operation, has been in full swing on US soil for a long time. ROFLOL, your taxpayer money and your hardwork have been helping build what you see today, completely lawless government. The Jews………… does that even make sense?

    When you have eliminated all other reasonable suspects for the media control, the only thing you have left is the CIA. The question, for me at least, isn’t whom, but what we as Americans can do about it? This I have no answer for, as I only have one vote and can only ask my representatives to be brave.

  38. Weetie | October 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
    “Obama is a German sleeper agent.”
    I am certainly entertaining the idea of the X-Factor with Obama. Here is a link to another recent article you might like to read. It is very interesting:


  39. Pete | October 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
    Jewish people control the media. LOL. I was told this as a young child, a young adult, and now a middle aged man. The truth is the media is controlled, there is no doubt about that.
    Pete, I agree completely. it is a preposterous theory. (Oh, also, they are suppose to control all the banks, federal reserve, blah, blah.)

  40. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/10/23/2011-10-23_rick_perry_questions_president_obamas_birth_certificate_in_interview_with_parade.html

    When the interviewer suggested that Perry has seen Obama’s birth certificate, Perry replied, “I don’t know. Have I?”

    The Texas governor said the subject of Obama’s birth certificate came up during a recent wine-and-dine session with GOP kingmaker Donald Trump.

    “He doesn’t think it’s real,” Perry said, referring to the long-form birth certificate the White House released in April.

    “And you said?” the reporter asked.

    “I don’t have any idea,” Perry replied.

  41. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Cabby – AZ | October 23, 2011 at 10:41 pm |

    “HS Batman – Now what do we do???” as someone once asked. This is what one would say “between a rock and a hard place.
    Is this the reason why so many insist the USURPER is eligible?

  42. http://www.breitbart.tv/occupyoakland-protesters-storm-vandalize-shut-down-chase-bank/
    I guess by the actions of the d rats in the WH, they are condoning violence in the streets.
    Why is mob not in DC protesting in front of the WH ?

  43. Re: the X factor…..good for a reread:

    “Saps, Stool Pigeons And Stanley Ann’s Hair”


    And yet the “saps” doing his dirty work in all the “occupy” spots don’t have a clue. Their few adjacent brain cells are so frozen in place now that even with all the evidence out in the open they would no doubt continue to self destruct and happily take their parents and country with them.

  44. “Islamist group joins with Occupy Wall Street”


  45. Obama to bypass Congress on housing

    Barack Obama wants to pose as a man of action on the economy, the New York Times reports today, and so he will announce a series of executive actions on housing and education. Obama hopes that these actions will contrast himself with Congress, where even Democrats have balked at passing his American Jobs Act either in whole or piecemeal:


  46. Let’s review where we are on the GOP candidates. Romney was ahead for a long time, but we weren’t so sure about him because he flipped flopped in the past. Perry use to support Al Gore and seems soft on immigration even today. Cain has flipp flopped and back tracked on several recent statements including on foreign policy and abortion. So of all our frontrunners we’ve had flip floppers. Seems to me the opposition to Romney should not be as strong as it was if he is the one who can be elected the easiest. However, I will still support all of them over Obama.

    Now we also have Newt and Santorum and with these two I agree with almost everything they say and they debate well, but they haven’t caught fire yet in the polls.





  48. Pete…………….
    You are right about the origin of the problem in our country. There IS a fix to these people that will bring them down like TIRED IRON. All that is really necessary is for ALL US taxpayers in unison refuse to pay any Federal Taxes. Then STAY THAT WAY. Yes it will be painful to a lot of innocent people as well,but at least the innocents can be helped through it. The only other options are the ballot box,or revolution. I wouldn’t count on EITHER. Look at what just happened to the Libyans who wanted freedom so bad that they fought for it,only to find themselves now in a worse situation than they have EVER been in. Now they will be forced to fight the ISLAMIC ASSHOLES. We will ULTIMATELY FACE the same thing if our COMPLACENT alleged SOCIETY don’t get off their duffs.

  49. WHO IS

    Uniquely pro choice
    Immigration, will cut off all subsides
    end the illegal wars, military supports him by donations
    no flip flop
    will do as he says and the others will not
    has one more straw polls than most
    has raised more unique money than most

    Dr. Ron Paul, for the people , not the banks

  50. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/will_ows_end_well.html

    It will end in violence, soon I bet. These people are nuts.

  51. “CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) will be on The Terry Lakin Action Fund Radio Show – Hosted by David Moxley – Monday 24 Oct 2011 @ 3 PM ET”


  52. Ron Polland (Polarik):

    “BORN IN THE USA?” – Edited Video

  53. The principled consistency of Ron Paul
    NATCHITOCHES, La., October 23, 2011—Ron Paul is a consistent man. He’s been preaching the same economic gospel for two generations, a gospel based on the teachings of economists Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises, leavened by the objectivism of Ayn Rand. He’s been convinced for decades of the dangers of fiat money (money backed only by
    confidence in the government that creates it), the supreme importance of the individual, the primacy of personal liberty as a political principle, and a laissez faire approach to the economy.

    Paul believes and says the same things now that he said 40 years ago, but that’s a minor type of consistency. People learn and change over the decades, and that’s usually praiseworthy, not a sign of moral weakness. If Paul came to political and economic principles 40 years ago that are as true and bright to him today as they were then, that’s fine, but that’s not what’s admirable or important about his consistency.

    What’s important about Paul is that his ideas are ideologically consistent. They spring from a set of principles, and he’s not afraid to let his ideas go where his principles take them.

    Ron Paul has the courage of his convictions.


  54. What’s up with this picture?

    According to Lame Cherry this is a post from their web site.
    Yes , we needed to get rid of that mean ole dictator Khadaffi.
    This is terrible.

    Col. Khadaffi’s Libya

    1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all
    its citizens.

    2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and
    loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.

    3. Home considered a human right in Libya –
    Gaddafi vowed that his parents
    would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s
    father has died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a

    4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the
    to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.

    5. Education and medical treatments are free in
    Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure
    is 83%.

    6. Should Libyans want to take up farming
    career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments,
    seeds and
    livestock to kick- start their farms
    – all for free.

    7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need
    in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it –
    not only free but they get US $2, 300/mth accommodation and car

    8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of
    the price.

    9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.

    10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves
    amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally.

    11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state
    would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is
    employed until employment is found.

    12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank
    accounts of all
    Libyan citizens.

    13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US $5 ,000

    14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15

    15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree

    16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as
    the Great
    Man-Made River project, to make water readily
    available throughout the desert


    By Attorney Jonathan Emord
    Author of “The Rise of Tyranny” and
    “Global Censorship of Health Information”
    October 24, 2011

    The national media continues to give Congressman Ron Paul little credence, yet Paul commands the most loyal, intellectually refined, dedicated, and potentially influential following of any candidate. Paul alone has provided voters with a well-informed, unvarnished description of the economic crisis befalling America, and an equally detailed plan, “Restore America,” that includes the cuts in spending that must take place if we are to avoid an economic collapse.
    At a time of economic crisis, of unsustainable debt, one would think that serious journalists would hound the candidates with questions concerning precisely how each plans to cut the trillions necessary to avoid the projected $23 trillion in debt coming within a decade. Oddly, that penultimate question is missing from the debates and largely missing from media coverage, although it is very much on the minds of tens of millions of Americans. President Obama and his chief economic advisers, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, National Economic Council Chairman Larry Summers, and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, have presented no plan to cut the trillions required to achieve a balanced budget. As Ron Suskind so brilliantly reveals in his book Confidence Men, Obama has singularly failed the nation by failing to lead and by deferring to advisers who are effectively proxies for the very Wall Street interests largely responsible for our endless recession. While Obama’s advisers have given Wall Street close to a trillion dollars on the theory that certain firms are “too big to fail,” the President has repeatedly avoided making essential decisions because he is “too afraid to lead.”

    That fear of leadership is alien to every fiber in Ron Paul.


    Grants Pass


    By Attorney Jonathan Emord
    Author of “The Rise of Tyranny” and
    “Global Censorship of Health Information”
    October 24, 2011

    The national media continues to give Congressman Ron Paul little credence, yet Paul commands the most loyal, intellectually refined, dedicated, and potentially influential following of any candidate. Paul alone has provided voters with a well-informed, unvarnished description of the economic crisis befalling America, and an equally detailed plan, “Restore America,” that includes the cuts in spending that must take place if we are to avoid an economic collapse.

  56. If you thought the “Transportation Security Administration” would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again. The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over our nation’s highways, waterways, and railroads as well. TSA launched a new campaign of random checkpoints on Tennessee highways last week, complete with a sinister military-style acronym–VIP(E)R—as a name for the program.

    “Disarming the highways and filling them full of jack-booted thugs demanding to see our papers is no way to make them safer. Instead, it is a great way to expand government surveillance powers and tighten the noose around our liberties.”

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