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… How Much Smoke ?? [#Bill Clinton Foundation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 10th,2016

.. before there is a roaring fire , with the connections having been made ..

.. there are tons of circumstantial evidence , here , folks . Convictions in court have been won on far , far less than this . Now this kind of corrupt crap emerges , and from where ?? …. Sweeden ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // interview segment ..

.. those companies [Ericksen and Volvo , among them] deposited their ” contributions ” into the Sweedish arm of the William J. Clinton Foundation . Doing so gave those folks cover from public exposure , at least at the time . What it also did was give them influence with the Clintons [both of them] ..

.. so when are we going to get a special prosecutor appointed to investigate all of this mess ?? …

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… Mike Goodwin is Right [#shakedown][#scam]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 23rd,2016

.. and Goldman Sachs & Co is not the only victim ..

.. yes , the banks [incl. the investment banks] were participants in the mortgage banking business . But the government gave them little choice ..

.. [h/t — NYPost.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. First , the requirements of various laws over the last 30 years required the banks to participate in making mortgage loans to low – income communities . Yes , those knuckleheads should not be ” red -lining ” [avoiding making loans deliberately in those communities] . But those banks should not be forced to make loans to people to whom they have no business in those mortgages ..

.. second , the banks did not make the mortgage -backed securities [MBS] into what is known as the secondary market . The government – held corps did that [i.e. , Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae] . The banks had little choice . in order to get their money back to use in other ways , Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae made them participate in those low – income mortgages in order to buy theirs .

.. Also , they did not have to have any capital backing them as investments . When these stinkers went down , then the banks were left holding the bag .That is where the banking crisis came from : leftist politics …

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… This is Damned Suspicious [#Argentine Prosecutor Death]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 14th,2015

.. do you really believe that this guy committed suicide . No , I did not think so …

.. this guy was evidently a law – and – order hardcase . Because of that , he and his investigative team posed a real threat to the government of Christina Kirschner > So , conveniently , he OFFed himself ?!?! yeah , right …

.. [h/t — TWS.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. hopefully , there are more Argentines like him . if the Kirschner Government is in fact really guilty of corruption , abuse of power , or other offenses , then those allegations deserve to get a thorough airing . Most of all , they sure as hell do not deserve to be covered up , as it tends to happen in Argentina …

.. hopefuuly , soon , the people of Argentina are going to have a serious day of reckoning with the Kirschners and their cronies . Then , Argentina can truly get a government worthy of the possibilities of this grand country . Instead , it tens to get stuck with a corrupt kleptocracy , with often fails them …

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… John Kitzhaber needs to Leave [#resignation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 13th,2015

.. Governor Kitz has made a colossal mess of things in Oregon .

.. what was he thinking ? Or , to be more accurate , what did he refuse to think about ? …

.. [h/t — OregonLive.com]..
.. [link] to the editorial …

.. no , I am not a real big fan of the [Portland] Oregonian . They are most definitely LameStream Media – archtypes . However , in this case , they have put it out pretty well …

The questions about Kitzhaber’s judgment and competence ask themselves.  Is he so oblivious that he had no idea that campaign advisers were helping his girlfriend line up employment marked by ethical red flags? Is he really so clueless that he had no idea how much money Hayes collected through her fellowship, which would explain his apparently incomplete ethics filings? Or, alternatively, did he know and fail to act? Both possibilities are damning, and it’s difficult to imagine alternatives that are not.

Whether through gross inattention or complicity, Kitzhaber has broken faith with Oregonians. His career in Oregon politics is one of great accomplishment, but his past success does not excuse the mess he has made of the office with which Oregonians entrusted him.  He is now less a governor than a source of unending distraction. He can no longer lead Oregon effectively and should resign. His constituents deserve better.

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… Virginia Politics gets Slimier [#corruption]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 11th,2014

.. and Terry McAuliffe is in big trouble …

.. this is a repeater for me . The Dems in the Virginia legislature screamed bloody murder over this guy [Phillip Puckett] being offered a state job , and his daughter a judgeship , if he would resign from THE Va Senate . The thing is that Puckett ‘ s resigination flipped the Viginia Senate over to GOP control …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. to their horror , the McAuliffe administration [he , the Lieutenant Governor , and the AG , Mark Henning] are all embroiled in it . They knew about the job offer , or had to know about it . Henning should well be investigating it , but it is now a federal probe , but ….

.. and , it is the Washington ComPost that uncovered it . Oops . Basically , McAuliffe is a dead man walking . He is gone . Va legislative elections are next year , and part of the debate will be the ” I ” word [impeachment] . McAuliffe will go , he will have to . If he does not , then the legislature will kick him out . The LG , too …

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… Great Point , Rush [#on the Border]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 18th,2014

.. His Lordship believes that he can shut down the government , any damn time that he wants , yet he acts as if he cannot shut down the border …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]…
.. [link] to the blog scoop …

.. also , to bring up a point , MahaRushie …

.. he could lean on the Mexicans to shut down this damn pipeline if he really wanted to . Right now , he does not want to , for obvious reasons …

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… What a Mess [#ObamaCrapCare]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 7th,2014

.. so , what else is new .

.. this really is news .

.. out of 8 million supposed enrollments , only 2/3rds of them are paying customers . That is only , roughly , about 5.2 million or so enrollees . Oops , a big overstatement !! ..

.. Worse , these idiots cannot even make the damn ” trains ” run on time . Of those supposed enrollments , there are approximately 2.8 millions errors in the actual enrollments …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. one in 3 , roughly . Ouch .

.. that is those now – infamous ” 834 reports , folks . That information that a customer inputs is supposed to be verified before it is accepted for final enrollment . A boo – boo once in a while , o.k. ?? But , more than 1 error in 3 ? Totally Unacceptable . Completely . The system is supposed to match up the inputted info with other info from other databases , folks . Obviously , it is not working up to snuff ..

.. I would not want to be people next spring , when it comes time for tax season . The Infernal Revenue Service is going to recalculate the amount of subsidy that it thinks that a taxpayer should be receiving . If they received more , then they are going to be liable for the difference . Which will make a colossal mess of everyone ‘ s tax returns …

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… Um , Ron , Try Both [#ObamaCrap Corruption] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 29th,2014

.. Ron Fournier is a pretty decent columnist , even for a liberal .

.. there are times , though , that he hits it out of the park with gusto …

.. this was almost one of them …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the video report …

.. nice try , Ron . I would not normally think of you as naïve …

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… I wonder what it will take [#corrupt AG]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 23rd,2014

.. for Eric Holder to get off his corrupt and arrogant butt to do his damn job .

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. this situation is crying out for the impeachment of this damnable bastard …

.. [update] — especially now with the ” dog ate my homework excuse ” on the missing e – mails . The powers that be would not have caused those e – mails to go missing unless there was something more dangerous and nasty on them … . Hmmm …

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… Unbelievable , they Knew back in 2010 [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. when the one guy took the fall , it really was business as usual .

.. except this time , people knew to expect it ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. this memo is damning evidence of the systematic corruption going on throughout the VA health system … How , do you ask ?? …

.. it was not just one tactic … there were 17 different tactics that were pulled …. Seventeen ! for God ‘ s Sake …

.. [VA schedule Fraud memo [2010]] to the damning memo …

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… Whoa … This is even Worse [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 26th,2014

.. this is evidence uncovered at the VA medical system in South Florida …

.. great work by the CBS affiliate in Miami …

.. [h/t — CBS Miami]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. this VA medical complex is so big , it has its own police department . Amazingly enough , it has officers and detectives …

.. What I am wondering , in this case , is where is the US Attorney for South Florida ? These cases of corruption at the VA medical system in Greater Miami are in her / his area of jurisdiction . This character should be putting together a task force to take up the cases , and bring down the “Wrath of God ” on these idiots …

.. that Detective Thomas Fiore has had to come to the media [a TV station] in order to get the news out , and to get people ‘ s attention , tells me volumes . Where in the hell is the Department of InJustice in this ? They should be picking up the ball , not sitting on it ….

.. Fiore put it succinctly , ” People are dying , and there is so much going on …. ” .

.. Hello , Department of InJustice ?!?!

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… Outlaw the Damn Bonuses [the I.R.S. strikes again] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 30th,2014

.. you figure after all of the horrendous publicity , the Infernal Revenue Service would figure out a way to start cleaning up its act ..

.. well , you would be wrong ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the news report ..

.. nice going dummies !! … paying bonuses , when you should not be …. paying bonuses , when people have disciplinary issues …and , amazingly enough , you give out bonuses , pay increases , and promotions to people who have not been paying their taxes …

.. are you kidding ?? ..

.. I am not . Ban the damn bonuses and performance awards ! …

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… Kathleen Kane has a Death Wish …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 30th,2014

.. she is the current Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . She is the first female in the job …

.. she first came to my noice over a same – sex marriage case in Pennsylvania . She rather drolly put it that she (and her office) were going to refuse to defend the State ‘ s Defense of Marriage Act [similar to the federal one ] …

.. she may think it is constitutional , she may that it is not constitutional , but it is a part of her job ; It is a ministerial duty . She has to defend it in court , whether she likes it or not . There is no middle ground ; She has to do it …

.. Now , there is this monster of a corruption case , especially in Greater Philadelphia . However , according to her , it is racist , since it nails the Legislative Black Democratic Caucus as a principal target . She has been catching all sorts of hell for it …

.. [h/t — Philly.com]..
.. [link] to the newspaper article …

.. she is going to get roasted over this when she runs for re – election . Also , this monumental blunder will land right in the middle of this fall ‘ s Governor ‘ s race . Tom Corbett is running for re – election , and he has been having troubles , to say the least . Being able to be a law – and – order hard case is always a winner for any politician …

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… the Idiots are At It Again in Oregon [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. believe it or not , it is getting worse .

.. when we last left them , the website from hell , CoverOregon , was a disaster . The state government in Salem had managed to piss away around a quarter of a billion [yes , $250 million] dollars in taxpayer funds on the entire enterprise . The federal website [healthcare.gov] is bad enough , folks . This state – level one is even worse than that , if it is possible .

.. Yes , it is possible . Governor John Kitzhaber (himself a doctor) has led the effort to piss all of that money down the rat hole . Now , Kitz & Company (along with Jeff Merkely , the state ‘ s junior US Senator) are up for election this fall . The fallout from this is going to be devastating . And it keeps getting worse ….

.. somehow , these jokers managed to piss away another [yes , ANOTHER] $100 million in fed funds on the enterprise . Remember , CoverOregon is a state -level exchange . The state of Oregon is responsible for it all . And , you will love this next fact …

.. Number of people enrolled by the website — 0 [zero , the big Zippo] ..

.. these dummies managed to create dummy websites to fool the federales in order to keep the $$$ flowing ,especially the early $$ (before the main $$ stash arrived) …

.. [h/t — hotair] also [h/t — katu.com] — KATU –  TV , Salem , Oregon .

.. [link] to the news report .. it is a bit long (at about 10 minutes) , but it is well worth it .

.. the DemoCraps in Salem [Oregon ‘ s state capitol] have to be swearing at KATU – TV over this . The investigative reporting on this stuff is fantastic as well as damning . The DummyCraps who control Oregon ‘ s legislature are going to have to investigate this with a fine – tooth comb . Either they do , or a new GOP majority will do so .

.. The state Dem party is going to hate that , but tough . The ads that interest groups , the stateGOP , and the campaigns (especially Dr. Monica Wehby ‘ US Senate campaign against Merkely) are going to be thick  as fleas , and they are going to be hot as tamales . The DemoRats are going to pay a severe price for this nationwide enough as it is , but this corruption raises what is going on here in Oregon to a whole new level .

.. It is going to be throw  – out – the – bums time this fall in Salem and in Oregon . The only questions are how many , at what level  , and where .

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… Fitz must be wary …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 31st,2013

… Ed Fitzgerald is a newbie in statewide politics in Ohio . He has no idea , as of yet , how nasty , how vicious , and expensive that it is . That being , he is also inexperienced as hell statewide . He has never run a state wide campaign of any kind . He has not undergone the fund raising ordeal that it is to gather the tens of millions of dollars that it will take to win a statewide party primary , much less a fall general election campaign against a fairly popular (& improving) incumbent governor , John Kasich , espc. If possible , Kasich may well have presidential ambitions .

 

Fitzgerald ‘ s advantages –

[-] telegenic –

[-] inexperienced – normally , you would want experience . coming from the mess that was Cuya Cty , not so much

[-] statewide Dem machine – even with all of the fuckups , Ohio Dems can and do still win statewide elections . just not as much as before…

[-] national backing [Dems] – Obama & the DNC owe Ohio Dems big time , and for obvious reasons .

[-] national motivation [unions] – the unions have lots of motivation . and going after Kasich in a general election campaign may well be more practical than starting World War III in another iniatiative campaign . Ohio ‘ s GOP is unlikely to make the same mistake , twice , and they dominate the legislature

[-] profession – Fitzgerald is (was) an FBI agent , which never hurts , and can help , espc w.

[-] corruption – free – so far – Fitz was not a part of the old regime in Cuyahoga County , and did not and would not participate in the massive corruption scandal which , ironically , eventually led to him becoming Cuya Cty ‘ s first Executive .

Disadvantages –

[-] inexperienced – Fitz is in his first term , and has not had much of a chance to establish a record . In Cuya Cty ‘ s case , that may not be so bad , because just making the trains run on time without any taint of corruption should give the conductor a big lift

[-] unknown – in Ohio , you generally do not win statewide on your first attempt . Sometimes , it happens .

[-] incumbent – John Kasich is in a similar position as the governor that Fitz is as Cuya Cty Exec . Having the trains run on time corruption free , and an improving economy , help the incumbent , and make it much harder for a challenger …

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