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Arizona, Hillary Clinton, Blagojevich trial, Usurper in White House, National Park closed, Citizen Wells open thread, June 18, 2010

Well, they certainly have the diversions and chaos that they desired.

A snippet from the Blagojevich trial yesterday.

“In 2008, Ata’s testimony helped prosecutors secure the conviction of Blagojevich insider Antoin “Tony” Rezko. On Thursday, Ata covered much of the same ground.

He again told of a plot to get U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald fired, and of how Blagojevich discussed a state post with him while an envelope containing a $25,000 check Ata had written sat before the governor.

But his testimony was overshadowed by clashes between Adam and Zagel.

At one point, Adam was almost shouting at Ata over the connection he had drawn between his donations to Blagojevich and his position with the Illinois Finance Authority.

“It was not a job for money,” Adam exclaimed.

Zagel cut Adam off. “It’s a nice argument and feel free to make it in closing arguments,” Zagel said. “But it’s not a question.”

Lawyers often try to send messages to jurors with questions they know the witness will never be allowed to answer, and Adam plowed forward. He argued with Ata over details of a different state post that he thought he had landed, but did not. Ata insisted he had technically been given the job in exchange for campaign checks, and that the governor knew it.

“Did you have an office?” Adam asked after multiple objections. When the judge sustained yet another government objection, Adam had a look of astonishment.

“I know you look shocked, but the truth is I don’t think you are shocked,” Zagel said, making clear to everyone in the courtroom that he was aware of the gamesmanship unfolding in front of him.

One line of questioning by Adam led Zagel to send the jury out of the room. Ata, an emigrant from Jordan who worked at a chemical firm for 25 years, said he believed he was forced into early retirement after the FBI visited him at his workplace while investigating one of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers, Mohamed Atta.

Adam said he wasn’t trying to get too close to a sensitive topic. “Yes, you are; don’t do it,” Zagel said sternly before clearing the jury box and delivering another lecture.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/judge-defense-attorney-clash-at-blagojevich-trial.html

Speaking of Arizona, I side with the state of AZ and would be willing to travel there and stand side by side with them in whatever means is necessary to repel the intrusion of the Federal Government.

Once again the government is protecting criminals and going after decent citizens. Enough is enough.

Trent Franks, US representative, Arizona, Town hall meeting, Saturday, August 22, 2009, Obama birth certificate, Franks questions Obama, health care reform, Franks considering filing a lawsuit, ACORN fraudulent

US representative Trent Franks of Arizona, conducted a Town hall meeting, Saturday, August 22, 2009, in Kingman, AZ. Health care reform, national defense and illegal aliens and even fraudulent ACORN were discussed. However, what was most interesting about Trent Franks’ comments was his questioning Obama on not producing a birth certificate and indicating he may initiate a lawsuit. I am not certain if representative Franks really understands the eligibility issues, but at least he understands that there may be a problem.

Here are three action items for us to address:

1. Make certain that Trent Franks understands the serious eligibility issues surrounding Obama as well as his complete hiding of his past.
2. Encourage Trent Franks to initiate a lawsuit and provide data and resources.
3. Let Trent Franks know that we will support his efforts to represent the American people and uphold the US Constitution.

Here are some exerpts from the Mojave Daily News:

“Franks goes on the attack

 
Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:01 AM CDT

 
PACKED HOUSE: U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, from Arizona’s 2nd District, held a town hall meeting Saturday in Kingman discussing issues ranging from health care reform to President Barack Obama’s citizenship. JIM SECKLER/The Daily News 
Congressman critical of Obama’s policies”

“KINGMAN – A big, boisterous crowd largely supported an Arizona Congressman, who lambasted the Democratic president and his policies.

Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican representing Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District that includes Mohave County, held a town hall meeting Saturday afternoon at a jammed-packed Kingman church.

 
Franks started the town hall off by showing a half-hour video on the country’s missile defense system. The movie warned of threats of a missile attack by rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran and the need to protect the country with a missile defense shield.

Franks then criticized President Barack Obama on every issue starting with the president’s lack of understanding of the threat by terrorists to launch an attack against the United States. The conservative Republican also said he voted against the federal stimulus bill and the Cash for Clunkers program, which he said benefited foreign car makers. He also said it would take 34,000 years to pay off the debt that Obama is accruing.”

“The other main issue dealt with numerous speakers questioning Obama’s birth certificate and why there wasn’t an investigation into whether he is a naturalized citizen. One woman said a newspaper announcement of his birth in Hawaii was not sufficient. Another asked how he could have a passport without a birth certificate.

Franks said there was not enough evidence that Obama is not an American citizen. He did say there was a lot of conflicting evidence of Obama’s citizenship and that he was considering filing a lawsuit, the only congressman to do so. Franks asked why the president did not simply produce a birth certificate.”

“Franks also called Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now fraudulent and said it should be investigated by the U.S. Attorney General. He also said the organization was committed to hurting the country and blamed the organization for requiring sub-prime loans that led to the country’s economic downturn.”

Read more:

http://www.mohavedailynews.com/articles/2009/08/23/news/top_story/top1.txt

I am not certain if the people were quoted correctly or not regarding the use of the words “citizen” and “naturalized citizen.”

We must make certain that Representative Franks understands the difference.

****  UPDATE ****

I just received this from a AZ citizen:

“I have emailed Rep Franks several times,…. and He has responded to me each time….by email and also snail mail letter.  Pretty much saying that obama has been vetted and all is in order.  MAYBE we should email him some info to WAKE UP his mind a little bit.  You prepare what you want and I will make sure he gets it.  I will email it and I will also send him a certified letter.  WHAT do you think?  (I also emailed Sen Mccain,…. but never received any response at all)”

I certainly hope that Trent Franks did not utter words to placate his audience.

Representative Franks, we are watching you!

 

Thanks to commenter ccwarrior.