Good Monday morning, everyone – and a chilly one it is, too.
Let’s warm ourselves by the fire of stupidity, shall we?
Suits on – airlock door open – let’s go!
One of the few points of happiness I’ve seen in Freeperville over the last few weeks is the joyous piling-on that occurred when they found out that Jesse Jackson, Jr. was the shadowy (get it?) figure identified as “Candidate number 5”, proof positive that the Dems were going down over Blago’s corruption.
Since JJJ was a proxy for the man they love to hate (his father), hearing of his possible involvement was like a fine Cuban cigar for them – something to be looked forward to and savored in its fullness.
Posted onWednesday, December 17, 2008 2:06:11 AM byFred
Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been dropping dimes on his state’s disgraced governor and other corrupt local pols for years, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Jackson, a longtime congressman and son of the famed civil rights activist, has been pulled into the controversy surrounding Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged attempt to auction Barack Obama’s now-vacant U.S. Senate seat.
A Jackson spokesman, Kenneth Edmonds, said the congressman had spoken to the feds about Blagojevich and others.
He wouldn’t provide details, but Chicago’s WLS-TV reported the congressman told investigators Blagojevich refused to make Jackson’s wife director of the state lottery because Jackson would not pledge $25,000 to the governor’s campaign fund.
“Blagojevich went out of his way to say, ‘You know I was considering your wife for the lottery job and the $25,000 you didn’t give me? That’s why she’s not getting the job,'” a source told The Associated Press.
Federal prosecutors declined to comment.
Jackson has acknowledged meeting with Blagojevich about his interest in Obama’s Senate seat one day before the governor was arrested on federal corruption charges.
The congressman has admitted to being “Senate Candidate 5” in the federal complaint against Blagojevich. Blagojevich claimed the candidate’s emissary agreed to fund-raising in exchange for the seat, according to the complaint. Jackson said he never authorized any intermediary to make deals.
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You can almmost hear the mental gears stripping from here. There’s really no way for them to spin this one as Good News For Republicans, so they just kinda go all sulky and start mumbling under their breaths about snitches.
Now, bear in mind, these are the same Freepers who go ballistic when gangs paint the word “snitching” under the word “Stop” on stop signs:
To: FredTruly there is “no honor among thieves” is there?
To: FredSounds like Jr. cut a deal with the Feds.They must have had the goods on him but needed his information to get others.
To: FredInteresting that the press characterizes reporting crimes as “ratting.” It strikes me as very similar to black kids being harassed by their peers for getting good grades.
That darned press! It’s all their fault!!
To: RockySounds like Jr. cut a deal with the Feds Whatever it takes to protectthe chosenOne!
To: The Cajunanyone else think the Jackson’s floated this fake story to get ahead of the charges
To: FredPerhaps it’s just me. It’s late and my pills are kicking in BUT, I think this is truth being woven with lies.
What Has Happened To Ben Stien?
Posted onMonday, December 15, 2008 7:35:42 AM by7thson
I think Freepers have been wondering about this for some time. What the hell happened with Ben Stein? Has he always been a closet socialist and is now coming out of the closet?
On Cavuto’s program Saturday morning, he states that the government should continually shovel taxpayer money to these business in order to keep people employed. I thought that was bad enough. However, I was truly dismayed when not one dissenter of his statement make the arguement that if government got out of the way, more and more people could get employed.in order to keep people employed. I thought that was bad enough. However, I was truly dismayed when not one dissenter of his statement make the arguement that if government got out of the way, more and more people could get employed.To: 7thsonHas he always been a closet socialist?
Well…he did have a game show that’s whole purpose was to “spread” his wealth…;-)To: 7thsonHe worked for Nixon. (wage &price controls)
To: 7thsonI’ll bet he’s dating some LIBERAL CHICK…or if he’s married his wife is LIBERAL…OR he thinks it’s CHIC to be seen as a Liberal. He really has turned MEAN.
To: 7thsonGood question. He seems to have been a capitalist as long as the economy was growing. Now that it’s not, he has seemingly become a whiney socialist. Add Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, both of whom are richer than most nations and now demand we poor folk become socialists to salve their greedy consciences. Feh.To: 7thsonI heard him interviewed on talk radio the other night. He said that JJJr. was a ‘stand up guy’. Geesh, Ben!To: 7thsonBen got screwed by some business folks in his travels and for some time he has wanted revenge.That is the problem with some businessmen/women who consider themselves Conservatives. They want government to leave them alone, but they want the government to come down on their business ‘enemies’ and they are willing to sacrifice principles to do it.
Bush: Automakers will get $13.4B from TARP plus an additional $4B later if they become ‘viable.’
money.cnn.com ^| 12/19/2008 | staff
Posted onFriday, December 19, 2008 7:59:48 AM bykellynla
Bush: Automakers will get $13.4B from TARP plus an additional $4B later if they become ‘viable.’ More soon
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To: kellynlaIt’s only money…The cave-in Bush. These people don’t deserve a dime of taxpayer’s money with the crappy UAW running the companies.To: kellynlaBush caves in to the UAWTo: kellynlaGreat. Now they have money to bring back the Edsel.
To: quackMerry Christmas UAW! And don’t forget to thank Bush by voting Republican in the next election!
To: ConservativeMan55“They will pay a price at the polls.”
I’m sure the thought of the polls has them quaking in their boots…elections are over.
Levi Johnston’s Mother Arrested On Drug Charges
Metro Source News | 12/19/2008 | Amy Levy
Posted onFriday, December 19, 2008 4:04:16 AM byprisoner6