Tag Archives: corruption

Obama’s Chicago mess, Barack Obama, Chicago, Crime, Corruption, Unemployment, Antoine Members, Youtube video, Chicago Southside

Antoine Members is running for Congress to represent Obama’s Southside area. The following is from his website:

“I am a lifelong resident of Chicago, born and raised on the Westside and now residing on the Southside.

A family man, I am married to my beautiful wife, Tònia, and have two wonderful children, Destiny and Journey.”

” I am running because the good people of the 1st district need employment, protection, and opportunities. The people we have continually selected to represent our concerns have only represented themselves by creating legislation that benefits the special interest groups they have indebted themselves to. The problems our district continues to face have not been dealt with. If we continue on this path of electing politicians that do nothing for our communities, we will continue to receive the same results.

 

For the past 16 years, many of our children have not learned to read, and many have fallen far behind their appropriate grade levels. These educational challenges have lead to discouragement and exorbitant school dropout.

 

For the past 16 years, jobs in our district have drastically decreased, and constructive activities to empower youth after school, on weekends and during the summer have disappeared.

 

It is time to leave the past 16 years of job loss, increased violence, and lack of opportunities behind us. I want to create opportunities for small, mid-size, and large businesses to operate in our district because too many of our jobs are being shipped overseas causing fellow Americans to be out of work.”

Visit Antoine Member’s website here:

http://AntoineMembers.com

Antoine Members has created a Youtube video about Obama and Southside Chicago. View the video here:

If you have concerns about Obama, view the Petition to Impeach, expel Senator Obama:

http://obamaimpeachment.org

Obama, Bidens, Lobbyists, Corruption, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Attorney General Beau Biden, Michelle Obama, Mercy Hospital, Dr. Robert Weinstein, Stuart Levine, More indictments?

What do Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Attorney General
Beau Biden and Hunter Biden have in common? Ties to crime,
corruption and lobbyists. The fabricated warrant from Delaware
against larry Sinclair that was recently dismissed, originated
in the office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

As you read below, notice the ties to Mercy Hospital.

The Washington Post has an article dated August 27, 2008 about
Hunter Biden, the lobbyist son of Senator Joe Biden and his
connection to Barack Obama. However, after reading about Hunter
Biden’s activities, it is readily apparent that he is connected
to Obama’s web of deception. Here are exerpts from the Washington
Post article:
“Obama, Biden’s Son Linked by Earmarks
Candidate Got Funding for Nursing Program
 
Now that Sen. Joseph Biden, left, is the Democratic vice presidential candidate, congressional ties to his lobbyist son Hunter, right, are coming under scrutiny. 
By James V. Grimaldi and Kimberly Kindy
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, August 27, 2008”
“Sen. Barack Obama sought more than $3.4 million in congressional earmarks for clients of the lobbyist son of his Democratic running mate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, records show.”
“Obama’s spokesman also acknowledged lobbying for Mercy Hospital, another client of Hunter Biden.”
“The younger Biden started his career as a lobbyist in 2001 and has registered to represent about 21 clients that have brought in $3.5 million to his Washington firm, according to lobbying disclosure forms.

Sen. Biden has collected more than $6.9 million in campaign contributions from lobbyists and lawyers since 1989, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”
“From 2001 to 2005, Hunter was paid an undisclosed amount by the credit card giant, which has since been purchased by Bank of America. It has been widely reported that he received $100,000 a year.

At the time, Sen. Biden led a successful, high-profile battle in the Senate for a bankruptcy bill that ultimately benefited credit card companies. The law makes it more difficult for people to file for personal bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7.”
Read more of the article here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/26/AR2008082603894.html?nav=emailpage
From a Chicago Sun-Times article dated August 23, 2008 about
University of Chicago Medical Center. This is where Michelle Obama
worked as a $317,000 a year vice president. This also is the hospital that nearly tripled her salary in 2004, just after Barack Obama was elected to the US Senate.

“Michelle Obama — currently on unpaid leave from her $317,000-a-year job as a vice president of the prestigious hospital”

“Obama’s top political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program — called the Urban Health Initiative — to the community as a better alternative for poor patients. Obama’s wife and Valerie Jarrett, an Obama friend and adviser who chairs the medical center’s board, backed the Axelrod firm’s hiring, hospital officials said.”

“Another Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the Urban Health Initiative when he was hired at U. of C. in October 2007. Whitaker previously had been director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for the state job, giving his name to Tony Rezko, who helped Gov. Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet. Rezko, a former fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, was convicted in June on federal corruption charges tied to state deals.”
Read more of the article here:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1122691,CST-NWS-hosp23.article
From the Federal indictment against Dr. Robert Weinstein:

“The false statements count alleges that on May 24, 2004, Weinstein lied to an FBI agent when he said that Levine never told him that Rezko had influence over the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, the state board that regulates hospital construction and expansion. In fact, the indictment alleges Weinstein knew that he and Levine had discussed Rezko’s influence over the Planning Board, including in a recorded conversation on April 21, 2004, in which Levine explicitly advised Weinstein of Rezko’s role in manipulating the Planning Board’s vote earlier that day on the Certificate of Need application of Mercy Health System Corp. Hospital and other matters.”

Read the indictment here:

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2008/pr0627_01.pdf
From the Petition to Impeach, expel Senator Obama:
“Whereas: Senator Barack Obama used the office of IL Senator to
facilitate the vote rigging in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Mr. Obama pushed legislation in Senate Bill 1332 to reduce the number of members of the Health Facilities Planning Board from 15 to 9. Mr. Obama did conspire with Stuart Levine, Tony Rezko and Rod Blogojevich to rig the committee and was rewarded with campaign contributions. The new members appointed included 3 doctors who contributed to Mr. Obama. On April 21, 2004, Stuart Levine explicitly advised Dr. Robert Weinstein, who is now indicted, of Tony Rezko’s role in manipulating the Planning Board’s vote.”
 
Read the Petition here:
http://obamaimpeachment.org/impeachobamapetition.html

Rezko, Obama, Blagojevich, Larry Sinclair, press conference, Chicago, Illinois, Middle east, corruption, Rezko talk?, Cocaine use, Obama indictment next?

I have been following the Tony Rezko trial and his ties to Obama,
Governor Blagojevich and crime and corruption in Chicago, Illinois
and the Middle East. Now that Rezko has been convicted, more
indictments are probable. Larry Sinclair is holding a press
conference this week. Was Obama using cocaine in November 1999?
Many aspects of Obama’s past, that the Obama campaign has tried
to hide, are surfacing. If you are buying in to the Obama
Campaign’s latest spin ploy, fighting rumors, this is about
court testimony and documentation. The picture of the real Obama
is emerging and it is scary.

Part 1.

The chickens are indeed coming home to roost.

Larry Sinclair has been attempting to educate the nation and
the world about the real Obama. The Obama that he alleges
was still using cocaine in 1999, while a member of the Illinois
Senate. Mr. sinclair has a news conference scheduled for Wednesday,
June 18, 2008. The Obama Campaign, Obama supporters and the big
money in Illinois and the Middle East have maintained a massive
campaign to try to discredit Mr. Sinclair. This campaign has
manifested itself in the form of a new spin machine, an attempt
to lump all allegations and questions as rumors. Or as Michelle
likes to say, don’t believe what you read on the internet.

While the Sinclair allegations have always been a serious matter
and part of the puzzle picture of Obama, I have always maintained
that the Sinclair story did not happen in a vacuum and fits well
within the context of Obama’s life and associations.Remember Stuart
Levine, a close associate of Rezko, admitted to a long time drug
problem and hosting regular drug parties with male friends.

Another serious and troubling aspect of Obama’s associations was
revealed in the Tony Rezko trial. Rezko was convicted of 16 of 24
counts of corruption. Obama and Rezko have a long and close
association. Obama and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich were
mentioned frequently during the Rezko trial. Blagojevich was
mentioned more and may be the next person indicted as well as
being impeached. Obama endorsed Blagojevich.

Consider the following articles from the Chicago Tribune. If you
are an Obama supporter, this is a long established newspaper
that has been covering the rezko trial, Obama, Blagojevich
and the next phase of government indictments, in their move to bring
to justice, the players in Illinois corruption.

Rezko trial prelude to more indictments:
“The Justice Department’s prosecution of Antoin “Tony” Rezko was always about prelude, never about climax. The jury’s conviction of Rezko Wednesday on 16 criminal counts is one more point on a long investigative arc — an arc now pointed directly at Gov. Rod Blagojevich and other of his associates.

That arc reaches beyond the horizon to points none of us can see. But prosecutor Christopher Niewoehner unequivocally — and forcefully — told the Rezko jurors during closing arguments where federal authorities now are concentrating: “This is a crime that involves the highest levels of power in Illinois.””

Read more here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-illinoiseditorial,0,6599888.story?page=2

Peel away layers of corruption:

“Everybody in Illinois is asking the same questions following Wednesday’s conviction of Tony Rezko, the governor’s friend and former fundraiser, on corruption charges. Who’s next? Will “Public Official A” get his turn?

Of course, “A” is Gov. Rod Blagojevich, outed as being under investigation a few months ago by a federal judge at the onset of Rezko’s trial. The revelations coming out of that deliberation — in testimony from the likes of Stuart Levine, Ali Ata, others — have been very damaging to this governor’s reputation, which was not so great to begin with.”

Read more here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-illinoiseditorial,0,6599888.story?page=3

Will Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich be impeached?

“The memo sent to some House Democratic candidates, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, offers a rundown of Blagojevich’s alleged “misdeeds and malfeasance” and detailed talking points on the merits of impeachment.

“We should excise a tumor when it is first discovered; not leave it in the body to continue to spread and do further harm,” the memo reads.”

Read more here:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-illinois-corruption,0,48855.story

Rezko’s letter should put Obama, governor on alert:

“The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed was that letter written by convicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko promising he’d never rat out his pals.”

Read more here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-13-jun13,0,1570658.column

For several weeks, the situation with Tony Rezko has reminded me
of Jack Ruby, who remained in prison. Like Rezko, he had connections
to crime and corruption. Rezko is connected to Obama, Chicago and
Illinois crime and corruption as well as Middle East big money
and corruption.

Will Tony Rezko talk?

Will Blagojevich be indicted or impeached?

Will Obama be indicted?

Part two in this series on Rezko, Obama and corruption in Chicago,
Illinois and the Middle East, will have “more layers peeled.”

Rod Blagojevich, Obama, corruption, Recall Governor, Illinois legislature, Illinois Recall Initiative Petition

Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, who was endorsed by Barack Obama, has ties to many corruption figures in Chicago and Illinois and was repeatedly mentioned during the Rezko corruption trial may be removed from office. The Illinois Senate recently tried to pass legislation to allow the recall of the Governor. It failed by 3 votes. Here exerpts from an article in the Chicago Tribune:

“But lawmakers who pushed the measure said Blagojevich was the primary reason the state constitution needs a recall provision.

“State government is hemorrhaging with scandal and corruption,” said Sen. Dan Cronin (R-Elmhurst), the sponsor.”

“”We have a chance to do what we want to do, and that’s impeach the governor of Illinois,” Jacobs said. He called on Blagojevich to “do the right thing” and quit first.”

Read the rest of the article here:
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/05/recall-failur-1.html

It appears that the people of Illinois are going to be heard, despite failure to pass the bill. There is a movement referred to as

Illinois Recall Initiative Petition

There is a blog devoted to this endeavor. Here is their mission statement:

 “Welcome to Recall Blagojevich Now! As we launch this website, our goal is simply to become your one-stop resource linking you to all of the news and views of the massive corruption, fiscal irresponsibility, and abuse of power occurring within certain leadership of Illinois’ government. Our goal is three-fold.

A) To link together the news concerning Illinois Politics and the abuse of power by our current governor. Including information on local representatives and senators and the issues that affect all Illinois residents.

B) TO HELP ILLINOIS CITIZENS TO HAVE A VOICE IN RECLAIMING ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT. Our ultimate goal is to gather enough grass-roots support to force our Illinois Senate and House to pass legislation to put a Recall Initiative on the November Ballot. We must act together and quickly to get this done. If enough of us work together, then they must act on our behalf.

C) TO FORCE OUR GOVERNOR TO CHANGE HIS WAYS OR TO LEAVE OFFICE. After we push through a recall initiative, if Blago does not change his positions, abuse of power, and fiscal irresponsibility, then we will lead a new charge to remove him from office.

More to come, and we hope to have informed posts and multiple links up within the next day. In the meantime we have set up our petition so be sure to sign the petition today.”

Visit the blog to learn more:

http://recallblago.blogspot.com/

I would like to thank JB for providing the link to recall blago.