—When your local town is filled with just as many crooks as Washington.
Right next door to me, is the city of Florissant, and the town’s representative, Steve Webb, just did his very best imitation of Jesse Jackson Jr.
CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Missouri State Representative Steve Webb of Florissant has been charged with violating laws for reporting and use of campaign money. He has been charged with a felony for stealing campaign funds and spending them on himself.
According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report he has received $28,916 worth of gifts from lobbyists. Nearly two-thirds of the value of those gifts came from utilities. He serves on the House Utilities Committee.
St. Louis County Police say that Webb asked for a political contribution of $3,000 from Community Loans of America. He told them that the donation would be used to sponsor a reception held by the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus in Washington, D.C. Webb then deposited the funds into a bank account he established with the name of Missouri Black Caucus. Then he transferred the funds into his personal bank account and used the funds for personal use.
And just to prove that the local democratic women can steal just as well as the men, we have another robber of money, She just got caught:
ST. LOUIS • A Florissant woman was indicted Wednesday on 24 counts of tax fraud.
Federal prosecutors in St. Louis say Evelyn Silas, 53, an employee with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in St. Louis, filed fraudulent tax returns in order to collect tax money for relatives, friends and herself from 2009 to 2011. Authorities say she filed phony business and individual returns resulting in losses of an estimated $90,000.
Silas often directed the IRS to send her family and friends’ tax refunds to her own bank account, the indictment says. Silas would then forward a portion of the refund to the taxpayer and keep some for herself.
(Bet you’ve had this happen in YOUR little town:)
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A former probation officer pleads guilty to supplying cocaine to judges in St. Clair County.
Federal agents say James Fogarty admitted he sold drugs to two St. Clair County Judges; Judge Michael Cook and deceased Judge Joe Christ. Christ died of a cocaine overdose.
Fogarty went straight to jail after pleading guilty and will be sentenced to 60 months in February. The Judge warned that he may cancel this deal if prosecutors find Fogarty’s cocaine killed Christ.
Wow. We have congressmen stealing money from the public till, a government worker who wanted her equal opportunity to steal from the public till, and judges dying from cocaine overdose.
And now the GOOD news:
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The St. Louis Airport Commission took a major step toward its latest attempt to become a major player in international cargo. The beginnings of a deal are in place with a Texas company to create a customs hub for goods going in and out of Mexico, which would literally and figuratively replace the ill-fated “China Hub” project.
If the judges weren’t dead from bad cocaine, they would have been in ecstasy to learn that soon, coming to St. Louis, will be the Mexicans cartels, who will no longer have to drive their trucks of cocaine through Texas. Just think—- James Fogarty wouldn’t have had to do jail time.
And if you live in Florissant and are not fortunate enough to have a government job , don’t worry. They will need help unloading all those planes.
And THIS is why I don’t go out of the house, unless I have to.
The fight in Washington continues, and the Republicans seem to be caving into the lies of the current President, Barack Obama, who has viciously attacked the “tea party” members of the house, if they don’t give into his full demands. Obama blames the tea party for causing the United States to default for the first time in history. Many of us out here in nobody land, cannot believe our ears…
Because if we do default, it will be by Obama ordering the treasury not to pay the bills. (And with Dr. Lew, he has an obeying lap dog.)
Once again the democratic rule: Do the crime, blame the other guy for it.
Would a President do this impeachable act just to further destroy his enemy, the Tea Party? (In case you’re late to this, the Tea Party are the last Americans standing who want Constitutional rule.)
Impeachment is almost impossible now after the Monica Lewinsky debacle. Bill Clinton should have been impeached when he joined up with our giant military manufacturers to give China our technology. He should have been impeached for giving North Korea plutonian. They could have impeached him for lying under oath. Instead, they made the impeachment about sex, god forbid they cut off their own future campaign coffers. And by doing impeachment on such a trivial matter, they put the country through so much negative emotion about the whole process, we will more than likely never see it supported ever again.
Maybe that was the idea.
And so, with each Presidency the office itself has grown stronger, which is what the elite in the circle we call Washington and Wall Street want. it truly is about the rich against the poor—–a one party system, with one strong leader at the top.
I came upon this picture today. It was taken right before then, President George H.W. Bush, was going to send the troops into combat in the first Gulf War. He kept saying it was to save the poor helpless Kuwaitis from that mean neighbor, Saddam Hussein.
He could have told us that we had struck a deal with the Saudi’s to protect them in exchange for bases on their land, but that wouldn’t sell to us nobodies, who they consider to be better off ignorant of all that they do.
What struck me about this picture…is the expression on his face. And the grace of his hand, as if, he is a Napoleon in history, reaching out for eternity saying. “GO…FREE MY PEOPLE!…YOU ARE MY BRAVE AND HONORABLE ARMY FOR GOOD!”
In fact, the Times editor asked Diana Walker, the photographer who took this picture, to explain it.
“It looks like he’s Moses parting the waters.”
Wow. Tie clips. Just what you need when you are about to be shot.
That reminds me of all the universal corporate “honor” Christmas meetings that I’ve been to, where the bigwigs of corporations would hand out plagues for “most sales.” instead of what most people would have preferred; money.
Anyway, Diana Walker, waited all day to get that shot. The President had been surrounded the whole day by Congressmen who wanted THEIR picture taken with the President. (Speaker of the House Thomas Foley is in the bottom left hand corner walking away.)
Diana got more than a tie clip for this picture. She won the World Press Photo competition. And I’m sure the “President” saw to it that she got that reward. No doubt, this is one of his favorite pictures.
It will be interesting to see what will happen in the next few days. If the House Leaders give into the President, we will have a one-party system.
If they don’t give into the President, we will still have a one-party system, with a ‘benevolent’ dictator at the top, who if you are lucky, will excuse you from Obamacare.
The rest of you…will just have to go to into battle without that tie clip.
I’m doing my Friday history blog due to the fact that I just listened to Obama give his—”A faction in the House wants to shut the government down.” speech in the Rose Garden just a few minutes ago. As I thought of Obama’s extreme vilification of Ted Cruz and those who support him, I immediately was reminded of another fight in Congress…done basically by one man alone in the House, quite some time ago. A man who had already been President. A man, that literally changed history. And he fought against, The GAG rule In the year 1835, the American Anti-Slavery Society started flooding the Congress with anti-slavery petitions, which enraged the Southern congressmen (who were democrats) because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery. John Quincy Adams wrote to his son Charles Francis:
“The voice of Freedom has not yet been heard, and I am earnestly urged to speak in her name. She will be trampled underfoot if I do not, and I shall be trampled underfoot if I do…What can I do? I have taken my glove in the House. They hunt me like a Partridge upon the mountain. Well…be it so. I am aware my severest trials are yet to come.”
What he fought, was the gagging of any anti- slavery petitions to be read by Congress. They just were not going to even talk about slavery. Period. (Sound familiar?) In other words, “it’s the law of the land.”
Congress set up a 9 member committee (with slavery owner southerners in control) to address the many anti-slavery petitions, and decided they were taking up too much time. At the same time, American settlers in Mexico express prohibition against slavery were ignored by the settlers who bought their own slaves to Texas. Adams, was afraid Texas would become another slave state.
Adams gave a speech on the floor of the house against the annexation of Texas ON the fact that it would include more slaves. He was met, by his own words with. “echoes of thundering vituperation from the South and West, and with one universal about of applause from the North and East. “
Now…just like today, Adams was hated in his own party, The House Speaker at the time was James K. Polk (future President from Tennessee) and James repeatedly denied Adams access to the floor. He claimed that slavery was a state’s right, and Congress had no business messing with it. This began years and years of John Adams saying, ”Am I gagged?” every time he slammed the petitions down on the floor podium. To shut him up, Congress passed the Gag rule, which meant they just wouldn’t discuss it. (Just as Obamacare was ‘passed’ And we are told now, there will BE no discussion. ) John Quincy said this:
“I hold the resolution to be a direct violation of the Constitution of the United States, the rules of this House, and the right of my constituents”
——and sat down amid thunderous cries of “ORDER!” The whole house went in uproar and the clerk didn’t even record Adams remark. Later Adams demanded it be reported in the official journal that he voted no. It was approved, 117-68.
The House did not removed the gag rule (to keep the subject of slavery out of discussion) until 1840, and then it prohibited even RECEIVING petitions.
John Quincy NEVER gave up. He cited the 1st amendment:
“The right of petition is essential to the very existence of government: it is the right of the people over the Government: it is their right, and they may not be deprived of it. “
Adams had full hatred and vile attacks every single day in Congress, for years and years…when he would march up to the podium and slam down his petition to get rid of the gag rule. Sarah Palin’s attacks were mild compared to what JQA got —–He was really hated.
One historian, Bennett Champ Clark, said that “No contest in America public life ever exceeded in ferocity the long fight for the right of petition which John Quincy Adams waged from 1836 to 1844″.
So…ONE man fought for years in Congress…hated by the people he worked with, hated by half the country, for the right to end slavery. For the right of free speech. For our Constitutional right for the people to be heard. It’s an inspiration we should remember.
Obama said today in his speech that NOBODY HAS DIED FROM DEATH PANELS! That’s because, today is the first day of it’s implementation.
Obamacare is a holocaust waiting to happen. It will kill millions. Hospitals will close. Care will be denied. Men and woman will lose jobs. And it will make slaves of all who do not belong to the rich and connected. In that respect alone, it’s unconstitutional.
So Mr. Cruz, remember that. long ago, another great man stood alone, and fought for the rights of his people, and he fought for years. There is no statue anywhere for his efforts. No great monuments to applaud the lone soldier of freedom. Nope, our increasingly tyrannical government doesn’t want you to remember the only founder, who fought for the slaves freedom. He just wasn’t a very pleasant fellow.
Today I just heard Brit Hume say that the Republican’s tea party are not standing on principle.
Obamacare IS unconstitutional. That’s a fact. No matter what the corrupt John Roberts says. Some things…never change.
I changed the channel, cussed him out, and remembered….what one man can do, when he stands on principle alone.
Happy Constitution Day!
Let’s remember–our current clear and present danger: I usually post some fun historical fact on Friday…but I thought THIS video, sent to me by the people at Floyd, was so important that everyone should be aware of it before the weekend, or before Obama launches missiles into Syria. .
Nobody should remember what happens in history when tyrannical megalomaniacs are not stopped.
I know it’s a bit long, but the implications of Obama, paying the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt without Congress even knowing about it–with the help of his brother in Kenya, and putting the United States in imminent danger by FUNDING the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East—- screams for impeachment. If Obama attacks Syria, without Congressional approval, he should be impeached. He’s making a habit of ignoring the Constitution.
There is no question that Jerome Corsi’s investigative journalism can be deemed top-rated.
Please take a half hour out of your day to hear this, because you are probably not going to hear any of this on TV. And if you do, it will be after the fact.
So better late than never: A young girl named Andrea Hernandez won a big court victory this month…she took on the big, bad, school system:
A Texas girl who was suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip is being re-admitted to her former high school where fall classes begin Monday, her lawyers said today.
The flap concerns Andrea Hernandez, who will be a junior at John Jay High in San Antonio. She was suspended in January and sued the Northside Independent School District on privacy and religious grounds.
She lost the case and began attending another school that did not require pupils to wear the ID badges. The girl’s lawyers said today that she is returning to the magnet school where the highly contested legal battle commenced. That’s because the district has abandoned its year-long RFID-student monitoring program. Schools across the nation are slowly adopting them as well, despite the Northside district quietly deciding last month to discontinue RFID chips on the grounds that they were ineffective.
Like most state-financed schools, the district’s budget is tied to average daily attendance. If a student is not in his seat during morning roll call, the district doesn’t receive daily funding for that pupil because the school has no way of knowing for sure if the student is there.
The remarkable thing about this is…she LOST the case, and yet, there must have been a lot of outcry from other parents about the ID chips– because the school abandoned them.
Andrea, for her bravery, just saved the Constitution for all those kids.
But—compare that to what happened today. Nobody Wins, when the Democrats use the Martin Luther King 50th celebration as a political rally for all their liberal agenda’s: like Common Core, ‘voting rights’ (which they already have) and the endless blaming of the countries problem on the “other side”— meaning the white conservatives, to further divide the nation instead of uniting it, as Martin Luther King spoke about.
Trayvon was made a hero, and Obama mentioned water boarding. (I told you he would) Obama’s speech was pretty lame.
To watch a President complain about the sad state of the country HE is running, all the while acting as if he is just a bystander, witnessing it all with the rest of us, while it’s HIS policies that have destroyed the job market, (Obamacare was passed without one Republican vote)—is nothing short of astounding.
To see the President of the teacher’s association get up and whine about how bad the schools are when she is in charge of it—As if…these people are getting paid for their jobs, but uh…well, they are just there to observe——
The communists, like Van Jones on CNN, were all ecstatic at the day’s events, but anyone else watching thought it was all the same old promises, the same old blames, and the same old worn out democratic speeches.
Looking back on the speeches, I read this comment today on WND and thought it fit the day well. Eric nails its:
Erik Rush, author of “Negrophilia: From slave block to pedestal – America’s racial obsession,” told WND, “It shouldn’t be particularly surprising that a subculture of young, angry black men is proliferating under President Obama. While his tone when addressing matters of race and racial tension is usually measured and compassionate, his rhetoric is what I call ‘artfully divisive.’ It legitimizes and reinforces all of the worst beliefs of propagandized blacks, as well as the more militant and radical worldview of those who subscribe to same. His administration has also labored furtively but very effectively to heighten racial tension, I submit in order to precipitate civil unrest and thereby advance its communist agenda.”
He didn’t give his name, but here at a town hall meeting, a patriotic x Marine Corps Colonel warns us all that an army is being built right in the United States.
We saw what happened in Boston. The country should have been outraged by the amount of armed police searching homes and shutting down the whole city…
But…both FOX AND the liberal media treated it all as necessary.
In the amnesty bill, they have put in that the police CAN come and search your home without a warrant. They did it in Boston already.
At the end of his speech, he says he can’t believe that America doesn’t know about this. And that’s because they are keeping it secret…..and that’s why this man gets my Nobody’s Fool award for the week.
Even if you don’t see your police doing this–it’s happening all over the country. Our police are being militarized.
And it’s against the Constitution. We should all listen to this guy…he knows what he is talking about.
Obama has been giving speeches all lover the country, digging up the same old line that gets him sympathy for being the poor guy who Republicans just will not negotiate with. As he once said to an audience about Putin not returning Snowdon, “I shouldn’t HAVE to ask.” Obama has this idea that he shouldn’t have to do a thing with Congress because HE is the President of the United States and they should all come to him.
But Nobody Wonders if all this Obama whining doesn’t have an end goal in mind: Ezra Klein of the Washington Post upset another journalist this week, Ron Fournier of the National Journal, when he claimed that Obama the liberals are complaining too much about the LACK of power Obama has:
Klein is right about this: No president is a superhero. First, as Klein suggests, the U.S. political system faces enormous structural problems that make leadership challenging for any president. Chief among them is sophisticated redistricting that has helped create a polarized Congress packed with lawmakers with no incentive to compromise. Second, government austerity reduces the president’s ability to bargain with Congress. Third, the democratization of politics—and of big money in particular—has weakened the party structures. That has weakened a president’s powers that stem from his role as the titular party chief. Finally, the modern GOP is less willing than Democrats to compromise. There is something to Obama’s complaint that virtually any policy he supports will be met by resistance.
“Enormous structural problems” ?
That sums it up right there: The democrats want to give Obama more power, and that old Constitution is in the way.
Nobody Wonders how anyone can forget that the separation of powers works best because it’s suppose to keep tyrants from gaining power…and so far, Obama has gotten everything he wants…..but the one thing he wants most: The Constitution changed to give the executive complete power over all of Congress, and make him an absolute Monarch.
There is a reason Obama and his minions love Mao, and it’s not because Mao read our Constitution.
While we were all gushing about the Royal Baby last week, or talking about Zimmerman and race issues, the House had a chance to defund the unbelievable and unconstitutional surveillance of everyone in the United States. But, they chose instead to basically nullify the 4th amendment.(See who voted for it here.) I thought you might want to know about it, since Nobody reported it on TV, (which should tell you something) but Glenn Beck, choose to go after Michelle Bachmann for siding with the surveillance. Really. Everybody was on the baby. You get the feeling that they didn’t want this one watched.
Either they know we have nukes all over the US ready to be denoted and they don’t want to tell us……
OR…they all think the commoners are so angry about the lot of them, that they want to protect themselves and their families when the coming collapse comes…..
OR…some very big people are going to make a butt load of money off all this collecting.
(I’m guessing all three.)
Either way, it goes to show that our government will continue to monitor each and every one of us. And please—— don’t give me this “BUT…we’re not looking at it!” BS. Do you really believe that?
“This man was elected president of the United States of America,” Biden said according to the pool report. “No, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for the nation.”
“Al, you set an example for this country that is going to live as long as recorded history, about the man who won by a decision that I think constitutional scholars now and in the future will conclude was an ill-fated decision,” Biden said. “The way you stepped up, it was amazing.”
Well gee…Bush won the electorate votes 271 to 266. Al Gore won the popular vote. This has happened before in 1824, 1876, and 1888,
Without the electoral college, we would seize to be a Republic and become a full-fledge democracy which would mean California and New York would decide every single Presidential election. Even Joe Biden could become elected!
Looks like the next step to destroying the Constitution is getting rid of the ‘old fashioned” and unfair electoral college, and I can’t wait to hear everyone start talking about how backward and outdated it is.