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Blago the Belligerent


Update:  Obama calls again for Blago resignation, says Senate can’t accept appointment

Well, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old friend, old buddy, old pal Democratic Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is certainly doing his best to disrupt what was looking to be a smooooth transition to the new administration.

Caught this month with his hand in the cookie jar on the FBI wiretaps swearing like a sailor and seeking to line his pockets soliciting prospects for the President-elect’s vacated Senate seat, today he’s crowing about his duty and responsibility to the people of Illinois in a press conference to appoint another old friend, old buddy, old pal, former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

Too bad for him he wasn’t thinking about his duties and responsibilities when the FBI had his phones tapped.  Of course he claims he did nothing wrong as his attorney is seeking to have the evidence collected in the surveillance thrown out on a technicality.  Blago insists a political lynch mob is trying to force him from his job and he’ll fight them “until I take my last breath.”

This lynch mob he references includes the President-elect, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and virtually every other politician who’s made a statement on Blago’s predicament.  Obama has called on the Democratic governor to resign.  Reid says the Senate won’t seat any appointee of Blagojevich.  But the corrupt Democratic governor charged forward in defiance of them and so many others.

Blago stated in his news conference that this could have been appointed had the Illinois legislature called for a special election to fill the seat earlier this month.  But, the Democratic controlled legislature feared the Democratic governor’s criminal activity might have so angered the good people of the Land of Lincoln they would vote for a Republican to fill the seat of Blago’s old buddy, old friend, old pal Obama.

State law requires Blago to set a date for a special election to fill Rahm Emanuel’s vacated House seat.  Why not vote to fill Obama’s seat at the same time?  Rhetorical question.  We all know the answer.  God forbid an honest Republican might be afforded the opportunity to represent the state of Illinois in the Senate!

Maybe, just maybe…if Reid stands tall (which is a big if) and refuses to seat Burris, the Democrats in the Illinois state legislature will decide to do the right thing and give the good people who hail from the home state of Honest Abe the right to fill Obama’s Senate seat in an honest and upfront manner by calling for a special election.


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December 30, 2008 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli Consulate to Hold Public Press Conference on Twitter

 #TCOT #diggcons

The Israeli Consulate is evidently fed up with MSM coverage of the Israeli-Gaza conflict and is now giving bloggers and Social Networking fans an opportunity to get the scoop.  Today, between 1-3 pm EST, the Israeli Consulate in NY will hold a public press conference on Twitter.

Israeli Consulate to Hold Public Press Conference on Twitter

The Israeli Consulate in New York will be holding a public press conference on Twitter from 1 to 3 PM EST. Twitter is a popular microblogging and social networking website that allows users to communicate with other users through 140 characters or less.

To join the conversation with the Israeli Consulate, follow Israeli Consulate on Twitter or use the hashtag #AskIsrael.

December 30, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , | Leave a comment

Former US Rep. Cythia McKinney in the News Again


Thanks to The Intellectual Redneck for alerting me to this story!

Cynthia McKinney (yes the former US Congresswoman famous for open demonstrations of her stupidity), a member of the group Free Gaza, boarded the SS Dignity in Cyprus with several other “peace” activists intent on running the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.  According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the group’s mission was to deliver medical supplies to the beleaguered terrorist state.

This left wing website sees this act as one the Green Party, under whose banner McKinney ran for President of the US in 2008, should take pride in.  But we expect such nonsense from the liberal activists who demand protection for Palestinian terrorists who intentionally kill Israeli women and children with their rockets and bombs.

McKinney made quite the name for herself in Congress when she struck a Capitol police officer with her cell phone in 2006.  Strutting through the Capitol without visible credentials she was unrecognized by the officer who simply asked for her identification.  Instead of showing it, she went into a tirade that resulted in the striking of the officer.  The left-wing activist Congresswoman then went on a public relations campaign leveling charges of racial profiling against the Capitol Police.  Eventually though, the embarassed Democratic Caucus pressured her to apologize for striking the officer.

She’s known for her dubious claims and outright lies.  According to her, Bush had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.  Denouncing the Nobel Peace Prize, she claimed to speak on behalf of the millions who had died at the hand of the UN.  She’s been known to defend the tyrant President of Zimbabwe, Mugabe, who has led a once profitable and productive nation to poverty and famine. 

And now, this left-wing radical nutcase is taking on the State of Israel, challenging its right to defend itself against terror attacks launched from the Gaza Strip–that small strip of land ruled by the terror group Hamas.

This is not a mission of mercy for McKinney, it’s a publicity stunt.  And once again, an idiotic one.


Bon voyage, Jihad Cindy McKinney; Update: Israeli Navy turns back S.S. Moonbat–Michelle Malkin

Yachting Moonbat Alert–The Intellectual Redneck

December 30, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , | 2 Comments