Friday, July 30, 2010

Unethical Rangeling, is he above the law?

Rangel doesn't think he has to follow the rules.
Documents released Thursday evening show that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and an ethics panel investigating him were constantly at odds over the last two years.

The contentious relationship between the 20-term lawmaker and the ethics committee that concluded Rangel had violated House rules sheds new light on why a settlement wasn’t reached before Thursday’s public hearing.
So much for the most ethical congress in history.
The ethics report released Thursday stated, “The inquiry was delayed in several instances by the actions of [Rangel] and his counsel, particularly with respect to the production of documents and a forensic accountant’s report.” ...
Green and Bonner indicated that the lack of cooperation was so bad that investigators needed to issue a subpoena to Rangel.
Crooked as a dog's hind leg. Guilty as sin. To the bitter end.

And Pelosi and the Democrats wanted to cut a deal for him. Hypocrites!

Investigators appeared especially irritated with Rangel’s statement to the press on June 6. At the time, he said, “…If they’re so confused after 18 months that they can’t find anything, then that is a story.”

Green and Bonner wrote, “That statement was made nine days after the Investigative Subcommittee had transmitted a copy of the proposed Statement of Alleged Violation to [Rangel].”

They added Rangel made another “misleading” statement when he told the media on July 7, “There is no accusation against me doing something wrong except by the press.

“This statement,” Green and Bonner wrote, “was made 21 days after the Statement of Alleged Violation had been adopted by the Investigative Subcommittee and transmitted to [Rangel].”

The lawmakers added that due to the ethics committee rules on confidentiality, “the Investigative Subcommittee was unable to publicly respond to these inaccurate comments.”
Lying to his constituents right up to the bitter end.

Rangel is the poster-boy of the Democrats.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Unethical Rangeling, a bakers dozen

Rangel faces 13 ethics charges
The House ethics committee said Thursday that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces 13 different charges of breaking either House rules or federal statutes.
It's about time. Get rid of the crook.

The statement took place as reports circulated that Rangel's attorney had reached a deal with the committee that would prevent the public trial from going forward.

WCBS-TV in New York reported Harlem friends of Rangel said a deal had been struck. The network reported Rangel will admit to wrongdoing as part of the deal.

Separately, The Wall Street Journal reported lawyers had reached a tentative deal to settle the ethics charges and avoid a trial.

Rangel told reporters Thursday at the Capitol that he didn’t know if a deal had been reached.

Asked if there was a deal, Rangel said: “I don’t know. I’ll tell you one thing, until someone tells me that there is, there isn’t.”

Pelosi wanted to cut a deal and not serve justice with a trial.
Minutes before the WCBS report, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended her caucus’s record on ethics. She said Democrats had implemented ”the toughest ethics reform in a generation” when they took over the House in 2006.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Barack Trump: You're fired! Racism exposed.

Here is Shirley Sherrod's racist statement toward Andrew Breitbart in Anderson Cooper's interview:
"I don't think he's interested in seeing anyone get past it because I think he'd like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery. That's where I think he'd like to see all black people end up again."
"I'd like him to show me how he's not a racist."

Wow, naked racism. You are now a racist unless you can prove otherwise. No, Shirley, you are the racist.
But wait, there's more (emphasis mine):
"And I think that's why he's so vicious against a black president, you know. He would go after me. I don't think it was even the NAACP he was totally after. I think he was after a black president."
No, Ms. Sharron, our President is as much a white president if not more so, but the color of his skin or the color of his parents skin has nothing to do with it.

Obama was correct to fire her racist ass.

Folks, pay attention to this distraction; pay no attention to the ongoing Obama Depression.

Here was Donna Brazile:
"Fox News and others who allowed this — this — this bogus tape to hit the airwaves..."
Oh please, Obama fired her before anything was shown on Fox.

At least Cokie Roberts got part of it right:
"The truth is, the only people who could fire her were the administration. Fox News couldn’t fire her. The NAACP couldn’t fire her. Only the administration could fire her. So they really bear the most culpability here, I think by a long shot."

And Sam Donaldson is so partisan; he is unable to level any criticism or skepticism toward Obama. Media bias?

And the recent comments from Sherrod show that she is indeed a racist and that Breitbart was unintentionally correct.

So, sheeple, just keep on paying attention to this distraction instead of the Obama Depression.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Unethical Rangeling

Rangel charged with multiple violations by House ethics panel
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces multiple ethics violations as a House investigative committee announced unspecified charges against the former chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

The House ethics committee has launched a separate panel, called an adjudicatory subcommittee, in the wake of findings by a four-member panel of the ethics committee that Rangel violated House rules.

The adjudicatory subcommittee, a separate eight-member panel tasked with trying Rangel on the charges, will hold a public organizational meeting July 29.
Surprise, surprise. Not.

Reacting to the ethics committee’s statement, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington immediately called for Rangel to resign.

“Today’s action demonstrates that the notoriously lax Ethics Committee has found substantial reason to believe that Rep. Rangel has violated federal law, House rules, or both,” said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director. “Now the question is whether Rep. Rangel will resign or endure a public trial that promises to be filled with detailed and undoubtedly embarrassing revelations of wrongdoing.

“Rep. Rangel has toughed it out as long as he could, the time clearly has come for him to resign. He can no longer effectively represent the citizens of New York,” she added.
Nah, only Republicans actually resign.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

History repeats itself, again?

Kagan wins Senate confirmation in mostly partisan vote, 13 to 6
All the Democrats on the committee voted in favor of Kagan, while all but one Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), voted against her. Graham, who was one of just nine Republicans who voted in favor of Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation last year, joined Democrats in voting in favor of Kagan.
R as in RINO?

We went through this with Sotomayor.

I warned of Sotomayor's desire to repeal the second amendment.

We can be assured that Kagan will do the same.

Here are the details we must not forget.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Obama Depression (part 4)

The US workforce has shrunk by a 1m over the past two months as discouraged jobless give up the hunt.
The euro rocketed to a two-month high of $1.29 and sterling jumped two cents to almost $1.54 after the Fed confessed that the US economy may not recover for five or six years. Far from winding down emergency stimulus, the bank may need a fresh blast of bond purchases or quantitative easing.
The Fed thinks this depression will last until 2016. Ouch!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Obama Depression continues and continues

We Can't Recover All the Jobs Lost
Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, "there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession."
"Great Recession" i.e. Obama Depression