Blagojevich appeal lawyers request full court ruling, Update July 31, 2015, th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Len Goodman will file for en banc hearing by Tuesday deadline, Alleged evidentiary errors not addressed

Blagojevich appeal lawyers request full court ruling, Update July 31, 2015, th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Len Goodman will file for en banc hearing by Tuesday deadline, Alleged evidentiary errors not addressed

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011



From the Chicago Tribune.

“Blagojevich’s lawyers to ask full court to rule on appeal

Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide his appeal after a three-judge panel of the court recently upheld 13 of the 18 counts on which he was convicted.

Blagojevich’s appellate lawyer, Leonard Goodman, said he would file for the en banc hearing by the deadline Tuesday.

Some Rod Blagojevich convictions tossed; wife tells him disappointing news
Some Rod Blagojevich convictions tossed; wife tells him disappointing news
In its July 21 decision, the three-judge panel threw out five counts and ordered his 14-year sentence vacated, but tempered the small legal victory by calling the evidence against Blagojevich “overwhelming” and making it clear he will likely remain locked up for years to come.

The same judge who imposed the original sentence — a frequent target of the defense for his alleged unfairness — will decide Blagojevich’s punishment.”

At the news conference, Goodman said he was stunned that the court didn’t address many of the alleged evidentiary errors that the former governor’s appeal raised.

“And the ones it does address, it gets it wrong,” said Goodman, referring in particular to the trial judge’s decision to exclude testimony from Blagojevich that he believed his actions were lawful. “So it’s shocking to me that after a year and a half this could be the result of the court’s work.””

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To understand the significance of the wiretaps being kept sealed:

For more insight into Obama’s role in Chicago corruption and how he has been protected:

39 responses to “Blagojevich appeal lawyers request full court ruling, Update July 31, 2015, th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Len Goodman will file for en banc hearing by Tuesday deadline, Alleged evidentiary errors not addressed

  1. citizenwells

    “An unusual court delay is keeping Rod Blagojevich’s appeal “out of sight, out of mind.””…Chicago Tribune April 10, 2015

  2. citizenwells

    BLAGOJEVICH I thin-, you know, it’s really, I get that I’m a big boy and I can handle that, but it’s really fucking galling, this guy is more Tony’d up than I am. And it’s almost like they fucking conspi-, made a concerted effort and they got the Chicago media to fucking make me wear Rezko more. To fucking dilute it from him.”

  3. oldsoldier79


    To me BLAGO sounds like he’s going to do … one of two things;

    1) He is getting ready to “drop the dime” on Obama……..or

    2) Obama is getting ready to make a cornerstone of him in some new construction project in Chicago.

    Let’s hope it is number Uno.

  4. oldsoldier79


    The gravest fear that has rippled through humanity from the technology industry is that, someday, almost all of our jobs will be replaced by robots.

    While that fear is often laughed off as something that will only happen far into the future, the truth is that it’s actually happening right now.

    In Dongguan City, located in the central Guangdong province of China, a technology company has set up a factory run almost exclusively by robots, and the results are fascinating.

    The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan has automated production lines that use robotic arms to produce parts for cell phones. The factory also has automated machining equipment, autonomous transport trucks, and other automated equipment in the warehouse.

    There are still people working at the factory, though. Three workers check and monitor each production line and there are other employees who monitor a computer control systems. Previously, there were 650 employees at the factory. With the new robots, there’s now only 60. Luo Weiqiang, general manager of the company, told the People’s Daily that the number of employees could drop even further to 20 in the future.

    The robots have produced almost three times as many pieces as were produced before. According to the People’s Daily, production per person has increased from 8,000 pieces to 21,000 pieces. That’s a 162.5% increase.

    The increased production rate hasn’t come at the cost of quality either. In fact, quality has improved. Before the robots, the product defect rate was 25%, now it is below 5%.

    Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology, also based in Dongguan, announced a similar effort in May 2015. This region of China if often referred to as the “world’s workshop” due to the high number of factories located there.

    It’s almost in China now….the above is a very successful ‘trial run’ in one of the most industralized areas of the world….

    What will a world of ‘unemployed people’ do when robots are then doing all the work on a 24/7 basis and getting no pay?

    Folks,… Orwell’s 1984 is here… and it will usher in Heston’s ‘Solyant Green”. If people have no other commercial value on earth, then the only logical conclusion is they will become food…….

    This is a ‘hell-of- a- world’ we are now living in and as such, we ‘must expect the unexpected’……I will now make a future prediction;

    If the world survives another ten years…..”people will be harvested as food for somebody’s table”……after all, they are already harvesting “baby parts” is if they were automobile parts.

    What a sorry, whimpering finale we will see for the ‘sorry human race’.

    We had our chance and we blew it, so don’t blame God.

    He had nothing to do with our stupidity.

    People, this is scary stuff we are facing…..

  5. citizenwells

    As you would surmise, I have given this much thought.
    I am certain some kind of deal was struck years ago.
    Blago has got to be wondering if Obama is going to keep his word.
    He has already dropped some hints about Obama.
    Could be interesting.
    I called this:

    “Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

  6. citizenwells

    “Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Minimum Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000”

    I have been warning of this for years.
    Raise wages & employees/consumers hurt.

  7. oldsoldier79

    On thinking over the article that I just posted at 9:45am….

    I think the world is going to be in a “CATCH TWENTY TWO” situation very soon….my logic on that thought is as follows;

    1) If automation will increase production as noted in the article, who will be buying all the products? Certainly not homeless people.

    2) If ‘machines replace people’, who will have money to buy the mass produced automated products ? Money will soon have no meaning.

    3) If ‘automation’ is the future of the world, and if ‘people are will be harvested as food’, the like Hillary Clinton once said, ” AT THAT POINT IN TIME, WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL IT MAKE”? There will be no people to enjoy the automated products anyway.

    However in light of all I have said, ….I still stick to my prediction made in the last post…… It’s still a “sh*tty world, run by sh*tty people” !

    And that’s a fact.

  8. citizenwells

    “Earnings Shocker: Quarterly Increase In Wages Is Smallest On Record”

  9. oldsoldier79


    Do you think BLEGO is so stupid as to think Obama would keep his word on anything?….If he is. that explains why that state was in such a crisis !!!!

    As you said however, I think BLEGO is the big loser…….

    The first rule of politics is, “you never play ball with someone who owns the ball, the bat, and all the gloves”……….

  10. citizenwells


  11. oldsoldier79



  12. Mr. Wells…Blagojevich curses more then I do! 🙂 I have to relieve stress somehow.
    What nationality is Blagojevich?

  13. BTW… Mr. Wells..I do not know if you have noticed but so far (knock on wood) I have been able to post with my present e-mail address instead of the old one.

  14. citizenwells

    Polish I believe.

  15. bob strauss

    Money taken right out of the economy!

    More paying Obamacare fines as subsidies go to people who don’t exist
    By Eric Boehm

    The IRS fined more than 7.5 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance in 2014

  16. bob strauss

    citizenwells | July 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm |

    Polish I believe.
    When I lived in the Chicago area, there were more Polish people living there, than anywhere outside of Poland. They even tried to pass a law outlawing Pollock jokes, everyone made fun of them.

  17. bob strauss

    Indicted Democrat was flying Air Force One with Obama two weeks ago

    As initial reports began circulating Wednesday about the 29-count fraud, bribery and laundering indictment against Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.),

  18. bob strauss

    This is an old story, a true story, and it goes like this;

    Once upon a time, a wannabe author named Barack Obama wrote a bio for Dystel & Goderich 1, his literary agents. In this bio Obama tells the world that he was “born in Kenya” 2 and that he is working on his first book ‘Journeys in Black and White’. That bio was included in a 1991 D & G pamphlet listing authors they represented. The bio remained on the Dystel & Goderich website for sixteen years. It was revised by Obama, or with his approval, three times during that period. Every time the claim he made about being “born in Kenya” was left intact.

    Please let this sink in. Over sixteen years Barack Obama confirmed, and confirmed, and confirmed, and confirmed, in his own bio, that he was born in Kenya. 3

    This story deserves repeating until two of the main characters, Miriam Goderich and Jane Dystel 4, are dragged into court, sworn under oath and forced to tell the truth about Barack Obama.

  19. Ginger, I think blago is Croatian. Their last names generally end in “ic”

    Croatia is part of the former Yugoslavia

  20. bob strauss

    Exposed: America’s Enemies Within Lloyd Marcus

    No longer are we simply engaged in a battle of ideas — Republican vs. Democrat, liberal vs. conservative. America’s choice of governing has become far more daunting — light vs. darkness, good vs. evil. More

  21. bob strauss

    As reported by Fox News, “The U.S. Navy will not have an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall for the first time in years, President Obama’s nominee to be the Navy’s top officer told Capitol Hill lawmakers Thursday. The gap in the Gulf — expected to last two months — would come at a time when the U.S. is not only launching sustained airstrikes against nearby Islamic State targets, but trying to keep a check on Iranian aggression in the region.

  22. citizenwells

    Blagojevich is Serbian.

  23. Ah, I figured his family was from that region…Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina…all from the former Yugoslavia.. Most serbo-croatians last names end in ic, pronounced “ich”. They probably changed the spelling, adding the “h” for correct pronunciation.

  24. Honor First……..
    When I read about Blago’s nationality it brought to my mind the name Sloboden Milosevic who was from the same part of the world. His life ended while in prison. With regard to Blago it might be that the H was added as you said to make the pronounciation correct or perhaps sound less Serbian. A lot of Slavic names end with “VIC”. Interestingly while serving in the Navy there was a Swedish person aboard whose name was originally spelled Qvist,but when his parents immigrated to the US they changed the spelling to Quist. Looks a little more American, and sure is a lot easier to say. He too was a member of the engine room crew.

  25. oldsoldier79


    Graham says, “I don’t think you’re going to elect a man president of the United States who’s a birther. I don’t think you’re going to elect a man president of the United States who spent thousands of his own dollars, he claims, trying to find out if Obama was born in Kenya.” (would you like to put a bet on that Graham)

    Honesty counts to the American people, and that is clearly something that Graham either hasn’t yet figured out, or is attempting to minimize. Many Americans, probably a majority, also doubt the official version of Obama’s background and want to know not only whether the documents provided by Obama are legitimate but why none of the alumnus who attended Columbia at the same time Obama supposedly did can recall ever having even seen him.

    Many Americans who value the truth share Trumps concerns and would like genuine, verifiable answers to the questions raised by the mountain of evidence that Obama is not who he claims to be.

    Graham goes on to misrepresent Trump’s comments about illegal aliens, saying, “I don’t think you’re going to elect a man president of the United States who basically said, you know, most illegal immigrants are drug dealers and rapists, who slandered veterans like Senator McCain. I just don’t believe he’s marketable.” (which happens to be a true statement)

    Graham brings back the old news of failed attempts by corporate hacks to intimidate Trump into obedience to the GOP establishment saying, “Why are all the major companies that he has endorsed products for fired [sic] him? Here’s what I would say to the Republican Party. You’re about to hire somebody that everybody else has fired.”

    Senator Graham’s arguments expose not only his true loyalties and who he works for, but his own lack of qualifications for the job of president.

    He completely misses the point, either through his own character defects or by instruction that it is Trump’s independence and honesty and his representation of the American people’s interests that has garnered him his support.

    Politicians like Graham, Bush, Rubio and the majority of the other candidates are the problem.

    The American people have no desire to continue down the road to our destruction regardless of which political employee of the elites is driving the bus. We want our country back.


    I do not think that most people in South Carolina have the same opinions of Graham who is nothing but Obama’s lacky dog dressed up as a Republican.

  26. oldsoldier79


    A Texas pig farmer just learns that Muslims trying to build a mosque had purchased the land next to his farm.

    The new Muslim landowner actually asked him to leave.

    Craig Baker, owns a pig farm, the Muslim community hates pigs. In an effort to “cleanse” the land, the Muslim landowner asked Baker to move out.

    Baker instead decided to fight back.

    Baker started holding pig races every Friday at the same time Muslims are supposed to be saying their afternoon prayer.

    What do you think?
    First, I think Mr. Baker had a damn good idea on Friday night.

    I have some more good suggestions Mr. Baker…..BUY MORE PIGS !!!

    Hire a kid to go out and roust them around at least once every hour…..make them squeel loud……

    Invite your neighbors to play with the pigs ….and hold lots of BBQ’s….

    Invite your Muslims neighbors to the BBQ’s. Show them you are really a nice guy.


  27. Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills put on the spot by ‘blockbuster’ court order August 1, 2015 Hillary’s top aides must now face the prospect of ratting her out or facing time in a federal pen. More

  28. oldsoldier79

    Bob Struss…..

    Reference you post at 2:29pm…..It looks to me like those “three Amigos” have steeped into a whole pasture full of Cowsh*t….if the judges follows through.

    Newton’s law of gravity applies here….they were riding high at one time….now they must come down to reality.

    If I were either Mills or Abedin, I would rat Clinton out….she isn’t worth saving or going to jail for…..

  29. Remember, the State Dept supposedly, cannot account for $6 Billion dollars, it has “misplaced”.

    Hillary aide Huma Abedin under investigation for overpayments at State Department August 1, 2015 Conflict of interest problems for Huma as well. More

  30. oldsoldier79

    Watch this….Then Tell Me Who Should be Beheaded……

  31. Where is the Coverage of Juanita Broaddrick? Daniel John Sobieski If a quarter-century-old alleged marital “rape” is relevant to Donald Trump’s candidacy, why isn’t Juanita Broaddrick’s accusation of rape relevant and credible? More

    What a hoot to watch pundits clutching their pearls and whimpering for smelling salts aghast over the latest “shocking” thing Donald Trump said, while The Donald ignores them and continues to soar. Silly kingmakers just don’t know what to make of this. Well, we do!
    The elites are shocked by Trump’s dominance, but everyday Americans aren’t. Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, including motorsport events in Detroit full of fed up Joe Six-Pack Americans, the folks I meet commiserate about wussified slates of politicians, but then unsolicited, they whisper their appreciation for Trump because he has the guts to say it like it is.
    Trump’s unconventional candidacy is a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians who campaign one way and govern another. But it’s not just how Trump says it, it’s what he’s saying.
    Trump has tapped into America’s great populist tradition by speaking to concerns of working class voters. He talks about fighting to bring back our factories. When was the last time a candidate talked passionately about reclaiming our manufacturing base (and knew what he was talking about)? What other candidate chooses American workers over the multinational corporations donating to their campaigns? Who other than Trump is talking about the dangerous trade deficits deindustrializing America and stealing our jobs? The old Arsenal of Democracy that allowed us to win World War II is now such a distant memory that we can’t even build the parts for our own military equipment – we need China to manufacture them for us. How can a great nation maintain its greatness without a manufacturing base? Or without secure borders for that matter?
    Trump focused in on two major populist grievances: the loss of working class jobs due to awful trade agreements, and the unfair competition for those jobs – along with security threats – due to the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across unsecured borders.
    Now throw in Trump’s candor about “winning” and you understand why his message catches fire. As General Patton said, “Americans play to win all the time.” But those of us outside the Beltway can see that America isn’t winning. Our enemies laugh at us. Our friends can’t rely on us. China is outpacing our military superiority. Putin thumbs his nose at us. ISIS seizes territory our sons and daughters fought and died to liberate. Iran gloats over the idiotic and ultimately catastrophic nuclear deal the White House caved on. Our friends in Israel shake their heads at our betrayal.
    Trump diagnoses our problems as incompetent leadership. Who can argue with that? How many politicians promised to secure our borders? So, why aren’t they secured? How many politicians promised to grow American jobs? So, why did they vote for Obamatrade? Is it any wonder that Americans are telling status quo politicians, “You’re fired”?
    For everyday Americans the beauty of Trump’s candidacy is that he’s not a politician. There’s hope the guy who wrote “The Art of the Deal” can finally close the deal on all the broken promises of career politicians. Maybe the man who actually builds things, big things, can rebuild America’s entrepreneurial spirit with government put back in its proper place.
    The average American doesn’t ask for much. We want security and the freedom to prosper. Many politicians are now offering solutions for security, but what about our prosperity? Trump boasts about his wealth, and average Americans cheer him on. This is the secret the chattering classes will never get. Americans don’t begrudge wealth honestly earned. We celebrate it! Trump made his money the old fashioned way with brick and mortar. He built big buildings and proudly stamped his name on them. He actually created jobs – lots of them. Like so many great American entrepreneurs, Trump has the flair of a showman but the sensibilities of an ordinary guy. He may be a billionaire, but refreshingly, there’s nothing elitist about him. He’s saying to the average Joe, “I worked hard and I succeeded and I want you to also.” That’s the fabric of our national character woven by work ethic and dreams and drive. That’s America!
    It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words. Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class. Non-traditional candidates always are because when they’re in touch with the people, they show their guts and just do the right thing. They go rogue — and take flak from all sides. Some of us have the scars to prove that.
    Thankfully, Americans are on to the media’s games. The politics of personal destruction has lost its shock value. We have serious problems in this country. Ferreting through old divorce records and playing gotcha with past misstatements are just stupid distractions. Shouts of, “But he donated to Democrats!” won’t sway Trump enthusiasts. The man built a skyscraper in New York City – of course, he had donated to Democrats. If he was building it in Salt Lake City, I’m sure he would have donated to Republicans. “But he changed his mind on positions!” Reagan had been an FDR Democrat. Should we hold that against him or be grateful he saw the light?
    Itty-bitty pundits thinking it’s clever to mock Americans’ opinions are finding the joke is on them. Cozy in their seat of judgment, blowing each other’s horns, protected by a glass screen. Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders without their dictates. The more the spotlight-seekers smear Trump, the more popular he gets. A friend emailed, “Tell those smart alecks bashing Trump on TV, ‘I love him because YOU hate him!’”
    The GOP establishment would do well to listen to these voters and quit dismissing them. Reagan understood these blue-collar salt of the earth Americans. That’s why they gave him two landslide victories. If you want to win again, GOP, you need these good people.
    Anticipate more battering and bashing storms around Trump. It’s still very early in the game; folks are keeping their powder dry with candidate support but are quite happy Donald Trump is in the race. More power to you, Donald. Here’s to “Making America Great Again”!

  33. Bob Strauss……..
    Great article! …….you can be sure there is going to be a hell of a lot of LIBERAL WORDTWISTING, and outright lies being perpetrated against Trump…….it is ALL THE TWISTED LOONIES KNOW HOW TO DO……..AND THEY DON’T EVEN DO THAT VERY WELL EITHER……..BECAUSE THEY ARE USUALLY CAUGHT BY FLAWS IN THEIR MORONIC STORIES.

  34. Ted Cruz

    Reminder: no one has gone to jail for ‪#‎FastandFurious‬ even though guns were used to murder a Border Patrol Agent and sold to a terrorist.

    Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation
    Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a…|By Los Angeles Times

  35. Anyone want to go on an African Safari to hunt for animals? I Think I have a better idea:
    “how bout hunting a Boko Haram?”
    Poor Cecil was shot…..well
    Check out these photos

    Photos ←

    Quick links to PHOTOS sections…

    HUNTING 1 →
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  36. oldsailor83 | August 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm |

    Bob Strauss……..
    Great article! …….you can be sure there is going to be a hell of a lot of LIBERAL WORDTWISTING, and outright lies being perpetrated against Trump…….it is ALL THE TWISTED LOONIES KNOW HOW TO DO……..AND THEY DON’T EVEN DO THAT VERY WELL EITHER……..BECAUSE THEY ARE USUALLY CAUGHT BY FLAWS IN THEIR MORONIC STORIES.

    I think the DC crowd, and the snobs in media, see Trump as a threat, just like they did with the TEA Party. They are all set in their cartel ways, and for an outsider like Trump to come to town, and break up their racket, that can’t be allowed to happen. Most of the worthless bastards know they will be FIRED!

    I hope Trump has good security, Trillions are at stake, and the Muslim Brotherhood will not easily relinquish the gains they have made at infiltrating our government.

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