In the most recent of numerous scandals to rock the District of Columbia’s famously corrupt government, a councilman charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for youth programs has been let off the hook by the city’s attorney general and won’t be federally charged because the area’s U.S. attorney is a college fraternity brother.
It marks the latest in a never-ending tale of the crooked officials who run D.C. and seldom face consequences. In this case D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas, who has represented Ward 5 since 2007, “diverted” more than $300,000 in public funds intended for children’s sports and spent it on personal travel and a luxury car. At least that is what the city’s attorney general, Irvin Nathan, said in a lawsuit filed last month in D.C. Superior Court.
They’re not even trying to hide it any longer.
The Communist Party USA is openly and actively collaborating with the Democrat National Committee, Obama’s personal campaign (Organizing for America), MorOn.org, Rock the Vote and the AFL-CIO.
Notice the creepy, ubiquitous Obama iconography.
You can’t escape it. And consider — you’re putting your ballot in a cardboard box with an Obama logo on it — what could go wrong?
Just wondering: when did it become acceptable among Democrats to openly collaborate with Communists, whose stated goal is the destruction of the American economy?
Or, put another way, when did it become acceptable for Democrats to intentionally destroy the economy in order to “transform” (their word, not mine) America.
Socialism, Communism and any other branch of Marxism is completely incompatible with the United States Constitution. And any Democrats who sympathize with these philosophies have automatically disqualified themselves from holding office. Because they simply can’t honestly take an oath to uphold that which they despise.
Michael Savage, the nation’s No. 4-rated radio talk show host, blasted America for either disregarding or covering up questions of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve in the Oval Office and the possibility that “the presidency may have been usurped by a foreign power.”
Savage says Obama is a foreign usurper
“To have elected an unknown man of unknown origin, a man who’s probably not even an American citizen – How can the whole military not know this?” Savage asked on air this past week. “How could the entire military establishment not be asking the same question that millions of Americans are asking?
“Do you think it’s plausible that the entire United States military complex does not understand the extreme dangers of having a commander in chief with dual allegiances in the White House?” Savage asked of Obama, who has publicly admitted he was born to a British father and therefore born a dual citizen. “Do they not understand that the presidency may have been usurped by a foreign power?”
The election cycles of 2006 and 2008 cost the labor unions many, many millions of dollars to get all those liberal Democrats elected and reelected to Congress and the presidency.
Where did those bribe bucks come from? Were they in some union slush fund? Do you suppose that all those bribes came out of the pension fund money that the suckers, er, members paid into for retirement benefits? It is becoming common knowledge that the various union pension funds may not be there when Joe or Jane ‘lunch pail’ retires.
That is why the union bosses are banging on the doors of all of the liberal Democrats’ looking for payback; payback in the form of “stimulus” or “bailout” tax dollars for getting them elected plus unfair legislation that would take away the secret ballot when union strong-arm tactics are needed to increase membership numbers.
For more than 200 years US citizen could not pick a president who has roots outside the country. This might have been the result of racism or belief that a person other than ‘original’ US citizen was capable of effectively leading the powerful nation and help it to maintain its values.
But after political changes globally, and strengthening of democracy, things have changed in the US. We witnessed last year a senator with his origins from east Africa, Barack Abdallah Husein Obama, becoming the first black US president. He won the race on Democrat ticket and was sworn on January 20, 2009 as US president.
What has happened in US can also happen in Zanzibar this year through Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Eleven CCM members have already picked nomination forms, seeking their party appointment as presidential candidates.
A city commissioner with a long history of criminal behavior is the latest of several public officials to get convicted in a notorious south Florida hotbed of political corruption that’s even seen its county sheriff go to jail.
The latest elected official to go down in Broward County is Miramar City Commissioner Fitzroy Salesman who this week was found guilty of extortion and bribery for his role in a play-to-play scheme. The scandal-plagued politician took thousands of dollars from federal agents posing as contractors in exchange for steering city business their way.
Salesman had previously been suspended twice after being charged with unrelated federal crimes and was separately charged with drunken driving and speeding. Last spring Salesman, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jamaica, was convicted of a firearms charge for waving his gun in a grocery store during a disagreement with a customer.
He was one of three elected officials busted in this latest corruption scheme. The other two—a county commissioner and a school board member—reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors to avoid lengthy jail sentences but Salesman gambled with a jury and faces six decades in jail. The other two got sentences of 2 ½ to 3 years.
Their scheme is simply the latest of many public corruption scandals in a fraud-infested county run by crooked officials. Among the recent cases are a county commissioner who pleaded guilty to bribery and money laundering, a four-term mayor awaiting trial for bribery and a city commissioner charged with grand theft, and falsifying public records.
A few years ago Broward’s elected sheriff, a one-time Democratic state senator, went to jail for tax evasion and mail fraud conspiracy involving money and other favors that he illegally took from vendors who did business with his county office, which has 6,300 employees and an annual budget of $700 million.
Broward County is hardly the only problem area in the Sunshine State. Public corruption is so widespread throughout Florida that last fall the governor petitioned the state’s Supreme Court to impanel a special grand jury to investigate the crisis. Since taking office in 2007 the governor has removed dozens of public officials from office for crimes including bribery, extortion, murder, prostitution, burglary, racketeering and drug offenses.
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