Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

Bye Bye Blago

January 29, 2009

The Illinois legislature impeached their Governor, Rod Blagojevich. today.

So Illinois needs a new Governor.

Just what did Blagojevich do? He wasn’t convicted of any crime.
Hell, he wasn’t even charged with any crime. The federal prosecutor held a press conference. Period. No charges were ever filed.

Was Blagojevich trying to sell the vacated Senate seat? IMHO, ya, he most likely was.
That and $5 will get you an over roasted latte at Starbucks, but it won’t hold up in court of law.

The real crime Blagojevich committed was getting caught, which is inexcusable in the corrupt democrat Chicago political machine. So the same corrupt democrat Chicago political machine used the state legislature to remove him from office.

Will Fitzgerald ever file charges? I wonder if he ever will now. If this ever gets to an actual court of law, Blagojevich will certainly try to put member of our Dear Leaders inner circle, including his Chief of Staff, on the stand. Any member of the federal Justice Department who allowed that to happen would quickly find out that it was a serious CLM (Career Limiting Move).

The next question is if Blagojevich will try to take anybody down with him, or hope that if he keeps his mouth shut, he end up with some well paying “consultant” job once things cool down.

Meanwhile, in Chicago…

January 14, 2009

You remember Chicago, home of the uber-corrupt democrat political machine that spawned our Dear Leader…ya, that Chicago.

Well, it seems that the corruption goes alway down to the school system.

Obama buddy Tony Rezko to start singing for the Feds?

September 28, 2008

By way of Hot Air is this story from the Chicago Tribune.

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a convicted influence peddler who was once one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s most trusted confidants, has met with federal prosecutors and is considering cooperating in the corruption probe of the governor’s administration, sources told the Tribune.

Rezko’s possible change of heart—after years of steadfast refusal—has sent ripples through a tight circle of prominent defense attorneys who represent dozens of potential witnesses and targets in the wide-ranging probe.

His cooperation would give prosecutors investigating the governor and his wife access to someone they have described as an ultimate political insider at the center of a pervasive pay-to-play scheme.

Odds are that Barak Obama was too far down on the totem pole of corrupt Chicago democrat machine politics to be heavily involved in anything Tony is going to sing about. At least that is what he is probably telling himself over and over again…

Obama’s Chicago

September 4, 2008

“Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer. Total Is About Double The Death Toll In Iraq.”

Barak Obama should be calling for the US to pull out of Chicago.

A view into Obama’s Chicago

July 17, 2008

Barak Obama is a product of the Chicago democrat political machine. The same political machine that produced this out of control violent crime problem.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday raised the possibility of bringing in state troopers or even the Illinois National Guard to help Chicago combat a recent increase in violent crime — an offer that Mayor Richard Daley didn’t know was coming.

Appearing at signing ceremony for a bill that toughens the penalty for adults who provide guns to minors, Blagojevich said “violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control.”

“I’m offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help … stop this violence,” said the governor…

…The governor’s comments come at a time when violent crime has spiked in Chicago. This spring, for example, nine people were killed in 36 shootings during a weekend and Chicago Public Schools officials say more than two dozen students have been killed by gunfire since last September.

Perhaps Barak H. Obama understands that this a forecast for what America can expect from his administration. That is why he is calling for “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” as our national military.

That is exactly the kind of oppressive standing Army that the founding fathers were so set against. These seems like a clear attempt to perform a run around the Posse Comitatus Act.