When the big camera’s went up all over our highways here in Missouri, they went up overnight. Nobody on the local news even mentioned them.
Every city is having budget problems, but there seems to be plenty of money to put up camera’s at every stop light. Surely all this technology had to cost a pretty penny…so just where was this money coming from? No one on the local news ever talked about the expense.
I don’t know about you, but while people complained, what was told to the public was that traffic camera’s were being put up for our ‘safety,’ and still, not much was said about the cost.
Someone had just decided to take my picture. For no reason at all.
This has happened too many times, and I started noticing how often the camera’s were going off, when other cars were stopped. So, sometimes I drive with the sun flap down just to hide half my face. Having my picture taken like I was some sort of criminal really gets me…I would say angry, but pissed off is a better way of putting it.
When I told my husband that I thought they were taking pictures, he thought I was crazy.
Today, I heard a Missouri Senator on the DANA Show (See video) say that he had just found out, that they have been taking face recognition pictures and storing the pictures in a big data base, and by law, in Missouri, they cannot do that. It’s against the law. The Senators were lied to.
In fact, when you go to get your driver license, they are supposed to erase all information, but Sen. Schaefer had found out that they were storing all the data from the license bureaus and erasing none of it.
This republican Senator has introduced a bill to try to stop this face recognition technology, but our Governor…who IS a democrat, has to have known all along that all this information was being gathered and stored. Of course, like all the other liberals, he will say he didn’t know..and keep on doing it. The truth seems to be, that states have no rights in this matter. The FBI just got a billion dollars for the face recognition program.
State and local officials are increasingly granting the federal government access to their registry of motor vehicles databases and, thanks to a FBI program announced to the public in August 2012, deploying their own powerful face recognition tools. Zooming out to the bigger picture we find the mother of all biometrics programs, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) – the biometrics databank to beat all biometrics databanks. It will contain fingerprints, iris scans, face recognition ready photographs, palm prints, DNA and innumerable other biometric data points on tens if not hundreds of millions of people, both US citizens and foreigners.
And that’s not all: Now, the President is giving the FBI full reign to look at everyone financial records.
(Reuters) – The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
We need more Senators to stand up to this.
The Senator suggested we contact our congressmen and complain. It seems to me, it’s up to our “representatives” to take care of this. Anyway what can we do? We didn’t break the law. But data is being gathered and for what reason, I can only guess at.
Nobody Wins when we live in a “guilty until proven innocent” Orwellian society
But that’s exactly what they are building.
Jesse Jackson Jr. VS the Meth Brothers.
It’s not easy being green, or being the child of one of the most talented extortionist to ever walk in the halls of Congress, and Jesse Jackson Jr. in on the hot seat for not being a slick as his old man. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
“He is struggling with the highs and lows of his bipolar disorder,” Jackson Sr., the civil rights leader, told the Chicago Tribune in a statement.
The younger Jackson was formally charged Friday with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. Federal documents show Jackson bought memorabilia that once belonged to Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. He is also charged with using the funds to buy children’s furniture and a gold-plated men’s Rolex watch.
It’s got to be depressing to know you just don’t have the same talent at stealing and hiding money as your old man. I’d be depressed too, if someone had found out that what I thought was Michael Jackson’s glove had really belonged to Al Jolson.
Jesse is facing jail time, but right now, I’m sure his father is advising him to shut up, and swear to be sick. “This is a storm; within time, storms pass over,” he said.
And then we have two brothers, who won the lottery and had a blast spending the money…
The explosion sent one of the brothers – a 27-year-old – to the hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition with second-degree burns on his hands, arms and chest.
The other brother was sent to jail, Watts said.
I’m not sure who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award this week, Jesse, or the two morons who blew up their house…but I’m sentimental. I think the two meth addicts had a disadvantage. They probably a fatherless childhood, unlike Jesse who HAD a dad, and all he had to do was watch the guy…and learn.
Jesse can only hope that he meets the two meth brothers someday in the same prison. Who knows WHAT they would do for a Rolex?
A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. The next day, the girls involved were ‘interrogated’ by school officials. By the time the girl was done speaking to administrators about the incident, she was crying. A teacher called out the girl in front of her class and told her police may get involved.
Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a ‘terroristic threat.’ But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to ‘threatening to harm another student,’ which apparently carries a lesser punishment.
Bubbles are now…a terroist threat? Who knew? Can I still take a bubble bath without the FBI knocking down my door?
Good thing they caught that girl in time. Nobody can even imagine what might have happened if she had actually SHOT that other girl…with a deadly bubble. Looking dirty is in style now. The soap on her skin would have been too much for anyone to witness.
On the other hand, a bank in Texas keeps getting robbed by “Yankees” and the bank manager has put a sign on his door saying, that he allows everyone who is legally carrying a gun, to COME ON IN and help out catching those Yankees that are robbing his bank. Not since Jesse James has a bank manager taken such force.
The South has not died.
The ‘President’ is not too happy about this as you can imagine.
So…who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
They were the last band to march before the President at his inauguration today, and somehow, after hours of waiting in the cold, they manage to insult the President by playing his least favorite song:
Oh Shenandoah…we long to see you…away…you rolling rivier…
Nobody is sure that they will be attacked, with drones shooting bubbles, as soon as the President can give that order.
You cannot insult the President.
Nobody Suggests we all stock up on those deadly Bubble Guns right away, before Obama bans them. I might even take a trip down to Texas and help that bank manager out with those “Yankees.” In fact…the Bubble gang is already on the way…
There he was…the innocent little black boy, the boy who wrote a letter to the President to plead for Obama to save him and all his brothers and sisters from those mean people clinging to their guns and religions—-standing tall….waiting for the President to talk about what he had put in his letter.
After all, there were four children behind the President and he praised…only three. Obama did NOT read from the little black boy’s letter, and Nobody Wonders why? As he praised each child, and made them raise their hands, so that everyone could know who they were. Obama proudly read from their letters and each parent beamed with pride. Every white child got to be praised by the President.
And the little black boy waited patiently for the President to say his name.. but he never did.
All three children were praised…Obama pointed them out, made them wave to the crowd…so, why did he not praise the black boy? After all, he was the only black boy up there…the rest of the children were white? Was he just there to put a black boy in the picture? Why was he ignored?
Could it be? Obama is racist? He IS half white you know. What other explanation is there?
My heart broke to see the shock in the little black boy’s face…the President had..ignored him in front of the whole country.
Shame. What would Lincoln have done? I bet President Lincoln would have praised that boy first!
Still, this Nobody Thinks it pales the other big blooper he made. While listing his intentions of how he plans to control violent behavior, one intention really stuck out—-Obama said we must make sure that people don’t sell guns to criminals. So, therefore, by his own law, by his own executives order: Obama should be arrested.
He should be arrested, immediately,…without delay.
It was Obama that approved the Fast and Furious CIA operation that sold guns to the Mexican drug lords…guns which have killed over 40 people to this date. And Eric Holder should also be arrested.
Can the taxpayers really afford an impeachment? I think NOT. No! If this is a government “by the people, for the people,” than by all means, if a President can ignore the Constitution, and break the law, and our Congress does nothing to uphold the law, then why can’t “We the People” make a citizen’s arrest?
Nobody also Wonders if the American press will even notice these two big blunders made by our “President” on such a historical day. And more importantly what it means?
Does he really not care about the black children? Does he really care about our right to bear arms?
As my white mama always said: Actions speak louder than words.
But then again, if you didn’t catch amfortas’ comment yesterday, he said it best:
So, now we find out that Obama is sending money (via Hillary) to Cairo to build Mosques and then put computers in them so that they can have more tools to use against us.
Can anyone impeach this Muslim egomaniac before he destroys us all?
Meantime, the people in New York and New Jersey–those who lost everything…are being harassed…by their own government.
What country is this? Where is the outrage? Where?
And why isn’t our House of Representatives stopping this?
I’ve always admired Michael Reagan. You can’t help but like him when you read his books. Michael is a son that Ronald Reagan I’m sure was immensely proud of. Here he describes the horrible event that happened to him as a boy…when a man, took his innocence away as a child.
Nobody Knows, but Nobody can guess, that this stuff happens a lot more than people think. In my family alone, we’ve had two incidents that left unbearable scars on the victims. Kids don’t talk, but they are angry, and depressed, and it can color their whole life.
Most every American, when they heard the story of the man in Texas who killed the man who was molesting his little girl said…they would react the very same way.
The trouble is, most child molesters are trusted members of the community as we see time and again. They are fantastic liars. Nobody Thinks that Michael Jackson was a child abuser..they all sound the same, when they deny whatever the kids say happened. The recent trial of Jerry Sandusky was a big wake-up call as to how one man can molest children forever without ever being stopped. His adopted son said, “I really wanted to die.” after all the touching and rubbing. Matt was one of his six adopted children. I don’t think there was a sane person in the country who was not happy about his sentence.
“I LOVE the children! They love me! I never hurt them! ” etc, etc… They “Love” the children, and they do…but when they rape them, they should be locked up. Really…look at that guy. You would never suspect him of such a thing.
Thank goodness Michael finally told his parents, and for him to reveal this to the world is incredibly brave. The more people who come forward about it, the more we can make this kind of thing, what it really is: an incredible horrific crime. They should all be locked up…for good…and in my Nobody Opinion: forever.
Not many people know about this very popular drug used by the prostitutes and gang members in Columbia. It’s made from a flower and it’s called “Devil’s breathe.” It can be put in drinks, or just lightly brushed on by your nose, and while your remain awake, you also will do anything the person tells you. You will take people to your ATM and give them all your money. Some people, when asked to open their house and load all their possessions into a van, will do just that. The prostitutes in Columbia use it to steal from their clients.
And when they come down from the drug, they don’t remember a thing.
It’s more dangerous than cocaine, and it can kill you.
So, with this knowledge, it would have been oh so simple for some prostitute to slip some of this Devil’s breath, into on of Obama’s Secret Service’s drink, and he would have done anything that prostitute told him to. up to and including secrets of the President, even helping with an assassination.
There are a few video’s on YouTube on this drug, so it appears to be very real. Having seen that, it hard to imagine our Secret Service men having a party with prostitutes in Columbia of all places.
We haven’t heard much more about this have we?
Here’s hoping it doesn’t make its way onto the streets of America…I can’t imagine a more dangerous drug.
Leave it to Steve Jobs to make sure that IF your IPAD is stolen, you can track it by going to the Apple Apps. The chip in the IPAD shows you where it is. In the near future, all the cell phones will have this chip too.
But remember..it works both ways. If the government wants to find you, and you are carrying around your new wonderful IPAD, they’ve got you.
While this wonderful feature is introduced as a great thing, and most people would say so because of how expensive the IPADS are, the technology gives our ”authorities” more knowledge about where you are.
I don’t have an IPAD, but one of my friends, Pattie, has one and carries it everywhere. Mona, my other friend (I have two you know) wants one so badly, she sold her tanning bed to get one.
All this…tracking I suppose will be done by the new multimillion dollar NSA complex being built-in Utah.
Sooner or later, we will all be ‘chipped’–the govenment will chip our cars, our cell phones, our driver’s licenses, and our IPADS–they won’t need to chip our wrists will they? They will know where we are and what we are doing at all times of the day. And they are already listening.
Good thing? A lot of libertarians would disagree.
That kid might someday grow up to catch us all, cutting up our National ID’s. (cute kid)
Okay….This just makes me want to go to downtown Baltimore next St. Patties Day and get bashed, robbed and stripped—How about you?
Poor guy. He’s lucky he was drunk. If he had been sober he might have ended up dead.
Before I make a comment about these Obama supporters, I want to make a small observation: Obama’s agenda is to keep the subject on “race” and how all the blacks have a right to lash out, because it’s the whites that hate: It’s the whites’ fault. Tell me, have you heard anyone say— it’s the black’s fault for acting like..dare I say it…savages, in some of these video’s? This isn’t a one-on-one, man vs man thing, these blacks are always in groups.
Still..No white in their right mind from anywhere in the city, would saunter into East St. Louis which has held the number one crime spot in the United States for years. And I suppose I’m a racist if I state the fact that East St. Louis is all black.
Do you really think a white man would be safe in East St. Louis? They told the people on the Titanic that they would be safe and look what happened.
Look at this video…sorry to say this, but this is nothing new. How long have we been seeing black youths stealing, and beating people up? Where is our ‘President’ on this? Since he has divided us into black and whites and he is the LEADER of his black race..then why doesn’t he get them to behave like adults?
His silence means to all white people, that…he thinks the whites deserve it.
National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg wrote Friday evening on Twitter : he found Derbyshire’s column, “fundamentally indefensible and offensive. I wish he hadn’t written it.”
There is “a small cohort of blacks” — Derbyshire estimates 5 percent — that is “ferociously hostile to whites” and a larger number that will “go along passively if the 5 percent take leadership in some event.” (Nobody say YOUTUBE has video’s to prove this.)
Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods. Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
Now, you could argue with some of this: because there really are some fine black politicians…Allen West being one of them. I would seriously consider moving to his district if I could. (10f)
But this is just survival common sense 101. There is such a huge unemployment among young blacks men, many of them are stoned, and looking for trouble, and they have a black President who promises them the world,— and they will fight in the streets for him if the votes come up short…and do you really think Obama is going to even mention them?
I’m sorry. This video made me almost cry to see the waste…the cruelty, and the hopelessness I feel about blacks and whites ever repairing the damage Obama has done by pitting us off against each other.
Lincoln Brown, at Townhall— says it well:
“Those who wish to control us do not want us to talk to one another. They do not want us to see beyond color, beyond national origin, beyond income, beyond anything that is divisive.”
The silence on the behavior of the black leaders and black teenagers…from Obama, is not golden: it’s black, dark, and downright evil.
This is probably one of the most important video’s you might want to watch this year. I came upon it by accident, due to a “nobody” (he’s not a nobody, it’s just my way of saying American patriot) who like this nobody, is blogging and putting the puzzle pieces together.
According to this x-KGB agent, there are four stages of a Marxist takeover:
We…are in the Crisis mode. As most of us remember, it was in the 1960′s where demoralization came into being. Like this guy said, it was American that did this to Americans. And those Marxists kids from the universities, have taken over the Democratic Party and put a full fledge Marxist in the White House. It took them some time, but they did it.
Now…we come to Crisis. Most of us in America cannot even comprehend a military coming to our doors. BUT…my local election yesterday here in Missouri had me more than concerned.
We voted on a measure that was passed overwhelmingly called Proposition S. Flyers were sent out and massive campaigns were showered on all the local radio stations where it was told that St. Louis County desperately needed to revamp their courthouse, because the courts were so small the victims (children) had to wait in a room with their attackers. It was a tactic as old as time. We were even told there was no sprinkler system which has to be a crock because even building build in the 1930′s had to have updated sprinkler systems, yearly. As you can see the excuses are lame. Then my friend Pattie (who voted for the measure ) told me that in her little town of Charlack, they wanted to increase the holding cells to hold over 60 people at a time, even she thought that was stupid.
Charlack is .26 square miles. The population is 5,139 people per square miles. Do you really think that Charlack needs a holding cell for 60 people? My friend Pattie says there are rooms now that are usually empty.
The expansion of the county court house passed, because they want to make a mega giant holding cell for criminals with the latest technology. This will cost $100 million, but oh…there will be NO tax increases. That’s why everyone voted for it. That’s how they sell everything. And people fall for it. Most of us that follow politics know that this money has to come from somewhere…and if it doesn’t come from local taxes it will come from the state or federal. The people will just be “taxed” in some other way. So, do we listen to the predictions of a x-KGB agent?
And yet, most people do not believe this will happen. Even I will be surprised, but I do fear what the man says. How can we ignore the insanity going on around us?
If all goes as this man says: people will go willingly to the next stage: normalization. Especially the people who work, or have worked for the government. Why? They are getting paid…and will not forfeit their security for liberty.
This film was made in 1985. Thank God Ronald Reagan was around to curtail the long term plans of the communists.
This week, we have the contest between ‘Presidente Obama’ and Mirlandie Wilson. I’m not sure who’s the bigger liar.
Let’s start with the Mr. Kenya first. While many of us who have never even gone to college, let alone taught a college course on the Constitution as Obama has, we do know that nowhere in our Constitution does it say that our “government” can force us to buy something, or we will be jailed…We know it. But it seems Obama doesn’t. He’s either incredible stupid, or he lies. ObamaCare by the words of our founders, is Unconstitutional beyond all doubt.
ObamaCare is a nightmare not only because we be put in jail and fined for not buying health insurance, but a handful of Obama appointed bureaucrats will have the say over whether we can have certain kinds of medical care.
Nowhere in the constitution does it say that our government can take our lives.
But, we have a President who…somehow taught a class on the Constitution and like most of Congress it seems, hasn’t even read it. He had this to say today in the Rose Garden:
US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the “unelected” Supreme Court not to take the “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” step of overturning his landmark health reform law. “Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. “
Yes, the democratic Congress that is so extraordinary didn’t even read ObamaCare before they passed it. It could have said that they were all sentenced to heavy jail time, and none of them would have known.
(Nobody Thinks we might want to start putting some jail time for them all in those bills.)
But she now refuses to share.
“I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket,” the single mother of seven said as she and her fiancé left her home in the squalid Westport neighborhood to attend church.
“She can’t do this to us!” said Suleiman Osman Husein, a shift manager and one of 15 members in the pool. “We each paid $5. She took everybody’s money!”
I’d say, Obama and Mirlandie make a good pair.
It’s my Nobody’s Opinion that Obama lied about his healthcare being Constitutional because he admits he doesn’t even like the Constitution, ( And who knows if he has even read it?) and Mirlandie lied about buying the winning ticket on her own. After all, she figures she has seven kids to support, why share? (Bet she still gets food stamps)
But, I’d say Obama is the bigger threat here. Mirlandie doesn’t have the power to deprive any of McDonalds employees from getting a new kidney. Obama will have the power over life and death of all of us.
But lets’ not be pessimistic yet: Let’s hope Mr. Kennedy wants to go down in history as having read the Constitution, and Mirlandie has to prove to a judge that she actually brought that ticket separate…and that’s not going to be easy.
There has to be some perfect outcomes somewhere, right? Uh…right? Uh…
Today is the two-year anniversary of Obama’s dictatorial power takeover of America’s healthcare. ObamaCare was passed in the darkest hour of the destruction of American freedom two years ago, and I had a whole blog in my head to put up about the whole issue.
And then…Obama cleverly diverted the whole nation’s attention away from national debates about ObamaCare and turned us back onto “race” . The media focused our attention away from the important anniversery and onto how a young black boy, with candy in his pocket, was killed in Florida by man who had a gun.
The old bait and switch game…what else is new?
Obama made a statement today about the murder of Trayvon Martin because someone was planted in his audience to ask him about it. Since Obama’s only card to play in this election is: “I deserve to remain in power because I’m black.” —Jesse Jackson and Obama’s old mentor, Reverend Farrak-you-ram are in Florida with busloads of “protestors” to rally against the atrocity of a young black boy being killed by a white person, who by the way…has turned out to be Hispanic. With one of his usual narcissistic statements Obama said,
“I’m the head of the executive branch and the attorney General reports to me.” He also had to add:”If I had a son he would look like Trayvon.”
To a white person that says: If you are killed by a black person, you don’t count. If you are a black person and are killed by a black person, that doesn’t count either, because according to the FBI more blacks kill blacks.
In 2004, the data shows that for single victim/single offender incidents of which there were 3,067 Black victims, 92.2 percent of them, or 2827, were murdered by black offenders. Extrapolating for multiple victim/single offender incidents for the remaining 3,565 Black victims gives us 3,286 Blacks killed by other Blacks. So in one single year, Blacks killed more than 6,000 other Blacks. That’s right – in one year, Blacks have murdered more of their own than the KKK killed in a century and a half of lynching.
The reality is: the gang wars in LA between the Hispanics and blacks, or if you prefer,…the “kids” that look like Obama, have been dropping like flies in L.A. for YEARS. The great black hope Obama has not even cared a bit about that war has he? I guess if murders are committed by gang members it’s okay, but when the citizen takes up arms…that’s a problem too precious to ignore.
Racist Mexican gangs are indiscriminately targeting blacks who aren’t even involved in gang culture, as part of an orchestrated ethnic cleansing program that is forcing black people to flee Los Angeles. The culprit of the carnage is the radical Neo-Nazi liberation theology known as La Raza, which calls for the extermination of all races in America besides Latinos, and is being bankrolled by some of the biggest Globalists in the U.S.
In one typical case,” writes journalist Brentin Mock, “Three members of the Pomona 12 attacked an African-American teenager, Kareem Williams, in his front yard in 2002. When his uncle, Roy Williams, ran to help his nephew, gang member Richard Diaz told him, ” Niggers have no business living in Pomona because this is 12th Street territory.” According to witnesses, Diaz then told the other gang members, “Pull out the gun! Shoot the nigger! Shoot the nigger!”
Here’s the truth: The murders in LA where blacks have been murdered daily, did not fall on the Anniversary of ObamaCare and that brings me back to the blog I didn’t write.
The American people are having a hard time feeling that Obama cares about any murder, because Obama plans to kill off millions of American by denying then health care, and many of those people will be black. In the liberal mind this should be an alarm…because while they were all up in alarm about Sudan…liberals are willing to keep quiet about grandma being sent to the ‘hospice” to die.
Instead of having a sane world where any killing of anybody is considered abhorrent we have to give a heavier card of blackness to any who is NOT black..targeting blacks. Simply because it can be used to keep the democrats in power.
Watch for it.
If that happens, the rest of us who are not black…will just have to paint our faces.
Jack Abramoff…not exactly a household name. I heard Jack on Michael Savage not too long ago. If you watch Jay Leno, you know that not many people even know who our Vice President is, let alone who Jack Abramoff was.
Jack Abramoff…was one of the best lobbyist in history…and he hasn’t been out of jail for long. (2010)
Jack told Michael that the time he spent in jail made him realize, that even though in his job as a high paid lobbyist, he committed “crimes,” he never saw it that way at the time. Giving Congressmen money and gifts was just part of every good lobbyist’s job.
“What I did not consider then, and never considered until I was sitting in prison, was tha contributions from parties with an interest in legislation are really nothing but bribes. Sure, it’s legal for the most part. Sure, everyone in Washington does it. Sure, it’s the way the system works. It’s one of Washington’s dirty little secrets but it’s bribery just the same. “
After reading Jacks’ new book, Capitol Punishment, you realize that our whole political system is run on corruption and bribes, and you start wondering how much money is being given to Presidential candidates for their campaigns, not only from US companies, but from foreign countries?
And what do those foreign countries expect in return? Bill Clinton’s Presidential Library was practically built by donations from the Saudi Kings. What did he do for them? The same Saudi donations went to George W. Bush ‘s Presidential Library…what? Are we not drilling for oil so that President’s can have billons dollar monuments— so that they can be immortalized forever… by Saudi Kings?
Nobody Wonders about that…a lot.
Jack tells you in the book just how easy it was for a Russian leader to give a million dollars to Tom Delay by losing in a round of golf.
For those of you, who like me, had no clue what Jack Abramoff did to go to jail: He was accused of stealing money from the various Indian Casinos. Jack was hired by many of them to lobby Congress on their behalf –to help them… 1. KEEP the profits they made…and 2. make more.
For his hard work, Jack got paid around $300,000 a year….(the average for lobbyists) but in his estimation, he saved them billions.
Jack was a superman when it came to getting things done: to bribe Congressmen, he would get them the best tickets in town to any sports game going on: take them on trips around the world to play golf, and then make all his contacts (which were in the thousands) give Congressmen big fat checks..in other words…the whole culture of Washington is set up in bribes. Big businesses pay big bribes to big Congressmen, who vote this way or that on some big project.
It also runs major league sports teams too it seems, but that’s another blog.
That’s how Washington is run: You give to me, I’ll see that the government stays off your back, or as in GE’s case…you don’t have to pay any taxes. Or you can get out of Obamacare… Or in the case of Solyndra…you give Obama campaign money, and Obama will give you billions of taxpayer dollars.
So,…the very men that Jack gave big money to put in their campaign coffers, turned around and helped put him in jail. The question is why?
When it comes to selling Obama’s senate seat. They ALL do it. Just about everything in Washington has a price, and the Congressmen do not think taking money for their vote is illegal. For instance, Jack gives an example:
Congressman Bustamante once said to Jack:
“The Defense Department is planning to place a new naval base in the Gulf of Mexico, and I want it for my district. I hear they are looking at Florida instead. If I get that base, you get the votes. (for his casino) If I don’t, you don’t. The votes are from the Hispanic Caucus and they are solidly in my control. What do you say?”
I must admit: the book is not what I expected. It’s mostly a testimony for a life that wasn’t all that bad, a man justifying to the world that what he did, was mostly good stuff. He built Jewish schools. He helped organized the Republican Party in all states of the nation. He helped Ronald Reagan get in the White House. He was great friends with Grover Rehnquist, Mark Levin, and Tom Delay.
He’s not so enamored of Newt Gingrich, John McCain, or George Clooney, who once said on the Golden Globes awards, “What kind of parents would name their kid “Jack” when his name ends in ‘off?’ No wonder that guy is screwed up!”
It drove his daughter to tears.
Yes, Jack lets you know all that goes into being a lobbyist, and what the book does do, is make you think about the whole concept of “lobbying.” You come away with the impression that— “Okay, we now know they all took bribes..but what does Jack leave out?”
Prostitutes? Drugs? What? I’m convinced that Jack Abramoff knows more than he will ever tell because he loves his family. He’s not about to risk his life, or theirs. He swam with the sharks, he was the shark, and somewhere along the line, they went after him…because he knew too much.
And he was a devote Jew. I don’t know why, but I wouldn’t rule out his devotion to his religion as being a target. Somewhere along the line, and once in a while…our most corrupt politicians throw someone to the sharks..just to keep themselves out of jail. And the ones they throw into jail: know too much, or don’t follow orders.
If you don’t have time to read the book: go to the last chapter. Jack makes excellent suggestions:
“The reason there are tens of thousands of lobbyists is because the ever expanding federal government creates ever increasing opportunities of abuse. The more the federal does, the more lobbyists there will be to protect special interest at the expense of the common interest. ““We need to eliminate any contribution by those lobbying the government participant in a federal contract or otherwise financially benefitting from public funds. If you get money or perks from elected officials be you a company, a union, an association, a firm, or an individual, you shouldn’t be permitted to give them so as one dollar.” “Lobbyists should be banned from contribution to official organization and campaign funds. They should be banned from gift given as well.” “Post public service lobbying employment needs to be eliminated. If you choose to serve in Congress or on a congressional staff, you should be barred for life from working for any company, organization or association which lobbies the federal government. “
Nobody Says—They should throw in that Presidential Advisors can’t get cushy jobs on major televisions networks to “lobby” the American people either for their X- bosses : Dana, Rove–Mathews, Stephanopoulos…
“If you choose public serve choose it so serve the public. not your bank account. “
“Representatives should be allowed to serve for three terms of two years, senators for two terms of six year then they should get out of town.”“Apply every federal law enacted by Congress to the Congress itself. “
Anyone can see that these are excellent…and this Nobody hopes Jack continues now to use his “gifts” for lobbying every one he knows…to keep our Constitution.
The Constitution could use a good lobbyist right now. If Jack wants redemption…Nobody suggests Jack starts with saving that, before it’s sold to Saudi’s for a future Obama Presidential Library. THAT would be an honest day’s work, and a much better legacy.
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Some of my friends have a sense of humor. They like to send me pictures of how much I missed by not becoming a lucretive drug lord. Here’s the best of just one drug lord’s heaven.
The money and valuables found in this one house alone, would be enough to pay for health insurance for every man woman and child in the USA for 12 years!
It is estimated to be approximately 27 more of these houses in Mexico alone. Not to mention the ones in other countries who are enriching themselves in the drug trade. These people have so much money, they make the Arab oil sheiks look like welfare recipients. Their money can buy politicians, cops, judges, whatever they need they just throw down stacks of cash and it is theirs! (Thanks to Pattie)