At times I feel like it's just me against the world...

  • just_an_observer

    “The question one has to ask is whether George Bush will authorize the DOJ to indict the first “black” nominee of a major party, with less than30 days left to go before the election? I don’t have the answer to that question, but if the spirit of the law is followed, Obama might be in federal custody in the not too distant future.”

    firstly, why is “black” in quotation marks?

    secondly, your understanding of the “spirit of the law” seems lacking. people in this country are not taken into federal custody based on loose connections with no proof of wrongdoing (i.e., breaking the law). there isn’t any evidence in this article that indicates any wrongdoing on obama’s part. it’s a mix of facts and dates, with which you urge the reader to “connect the dots.” my apologies, but the dots are so far apart that this reader’s pen ran out of ink trying to connect them all.

    march on.

  • Gojoebo

    …yes, march on, PUMAs. Funny, the one who was just found guilty is your own Sarah Pain-in-the-butt. So how do you explain that, maverick reformers? You are all persona non gratis in this election. Keep marching on….Hillary will NEVER get the support and votes she did during this round because, you see, Barack got MORE than 18 million votes. And we won’t forget how HE was treated by you all and the Clintons. And believe, I was all for Hillary at the onset. In fact, my good friend Karen Thomas hosted Dolores Huerta at her home as a fundraiser and I went. I also met Bill at the opening of a Hillary headquarters and I sat next to him during the January debate. But things started to fall apart last spring and that’s why “that one” won!! So get over it–you can diss him and play all your shenanigan games like “tell the pollsters you are voting for Obama and then don’t.” Guess you can’t win a vote, fair and square. And you have the gall to discuss polling fraud on this site? Typical hypocrisy.

  • http://fireweednectar.wordpress.com/ fireweednectar

    To be honest little of this makes sense to me–I’m not familiar with some of the players and I have to get the time line straight in my head. But I do get some of it, although I’m not convinced anything will happen to Obama. I just hope the fantasy this entry has set off will come true and we can all have lives again.

    Gojoebo, no offense but your ignorance is showing. Why don’t you actually read Branchflower’s report and see beyond the lame-arse, three-paragraph, heavy-breathing excuse for an article released by the AP shortly after the report went online? I’ll save you the trouble of a search:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081011/ap_on_el_pr/palin_troopergate_37

    Now compare that to the link to the full report inside here:

    http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132565

    If you are not too lazy to do some real reading (and you are intellectually honest) you will see Branchflower, who was paid a mighty sum to do this so-called independent investigation, basically says she did something wrong but she didn’t. In case that’s too much heavy lifting for you, check out this sentence:

    “Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.” Your precious AP completely glosses over that statement in its let’s-play-at-reporting pandering love letter to the proletariat masses. Moreover, Branchflower goes on to write (I believe p. 81, hope that number doesn’t frighten you) that Chuck Heath and the Palins were justifiably frustrated at the lack of information they got re: Mr. Heath’s complaints to the department as well as their understandable desire to pursue the case because of this.

    It also discusses how Todd Palin wasn’t to be exercising his First Amendment rights by speaking out against the crimes of Trooper Wooten–who, by the way, received a whopping FIVE DAY suspension (can you hear the finger pop from my cheek as I say “whoop-de-doo”?) for tasering a child and threatening a man’s life, amongst other violations–and plays judge, jury and executioner to Sarah Palin, who has yet to be afforded the opportunity to face her accusers.

    So before you get off on your nah nah nah nah boo boo rant about Sarah Palin being guilty you should try examining some facts that seem to escape your selective attention, such as those fake voters you want to go away so badly. Oh hang on, they’ll be away because they never existed to begin with.

    As for, “And we won’t forget how HE was treated by you all and the Clintons,” is that your promise for retribution when your Cultural Revolution squad leaders send you out to round us up? Funny how still you are so intent on some perceived victimhood after you advocate stomping all over the rights of others.

  • Karen123

    A partisan witch hunt on trumped up “ethics” violations & no real finding of wrongdoing. Is that the best the Obama camp goons could produce. Meanwhile Obama’s close ties to vile communist radical mad bombers are revealed to the masses, something is really starting to stink about his community organizing activities (voter fraud, anyone) and we haven’t even gotten to Farrakan & the nauseating Rev Wright. As I was watching the fair & balanced Fox channel last night it was mentioned Obama couldn’t even pass a security check for a government job with his background & he wants the job of president. It’s almost laughable. And the voters are getting the picture. A viable, capable, experienced candidate was pushed aside for this?
    And Palin has more integrity in her pinky finger.

  • PUMA Pundit

    just_an_observer,

    Spirit of the law is what leads to arrests.

    Letter of the law is what leads to convictions.

    If you don’t understand this simple part of our criminal justice system, accept my condolences.

    PUMA Pundit

  • PUMAsympathiser

    Interesting. Thanks for tying it together as you did. I fear that Rezko will not tell about Obama’s involvement because Obama is so powerful at this point. One factor in that power is that if he becomes President, he can pardon him. I would not eliminate from consideration that some are afraid of Obama’s people at this point, either.

    My mantra, though, is “How did the MSM come under such control.” It’s too universal to be simply a bent or bias of the press. Wo, what *is* going on with the press?

  • Sparky

    The MSM has been out of contol for quite a while. They only came out with the Reverend Wright incident when it was reviewed by millions of people on youtube and then the viewers were all wondering why the MSM were hiding it.

    As for Gojoeblow the Obama-pro panel found her guilty, but the nearly 300-page report does not recommend sanctions or a criminal investigation. But the panel of lawmakers voted to release the report, although not without dissension.

    “I think there are some problems in this report,” said Republican state Sen. Gary Stevens, a member of the panel. “I would encourage people to be very cautious, to look at this with a jaundiced eye.”

    Why if she was guilty – and why before the election?

  • PUMAsympathiser

    Sparky, I agree about the media, but it has definitely good worse. I can’t remember when it was a reliable souce of information and wasnt’ biased. But, in the past, if they had to report something they didn’t report, at least they hid it on some back page. Now, they just omit it.

  • just_an_observer

    puma pundit- i doubt you could find 5 lawyers who would read this article, connect the dots the way you implore the reader to, and then conclude that obama will be indicted within days according to the ‘spirit of the law.’ this post is a joke.

    you should re-visit the citizenship issue … that one is gaining real traction.

    PUMAs should try to hire one of obama’s 9000 lawyers.

    sparky – see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

  • PUMA Pundit

    just_an_observer,

    Your understanding of how the criminal justice system works is extremely flawed.

    Here is the definition as it applies to the State of Illinois:

    Indictment- Formal charging document presented by the prosecuting attorney to a grant jury. The grand jury may issue an indictment if it believes that the accusation, if proved, would lead to a conviction.

    Key themes to remember here: a person is convicted only if s/he is proven to have violated the letter of the law. A person can be indicted if s/he is believed to have violated the spirit or letter of the law.

    If you still don’t understand how that works, go read up about a the circumstances surrounding the resignation of a certain Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who incidentally still hasn’t been indicted.

    As to connecting the dots, that’s what law enforcement agencies and the press are supposed to do, thankfully the former is, even though the latter, via the MSM has chosen not to…

  • just_an_observer

    puma pundit – thanks for the clarification. i’ve modified my statement accordingly: you couldn’t find 5 prosecuting attorneys that would read your post, laden with shoddy and circumstantial evidence, and conclude that there is enough information to get a grand jury to indict.

    this post is still a joke.

  • biochemky

    From 1985-1988, Barack works in Chicago as a community organizer for $10,000/year and $2,000 to buy a used car. Having been hired by Gerald (Jerry) Kellman, a social activist who recruited him, Obama takes a staff (community organizer) position with the Developing Communities Project whose personnel work with churches to organize job training and other programs for poor and working-class residents of Roseland and Altgeld Gardens public housing projects on the city’s industrial far South Side. He also organizes workers who had lost their jobs due to the steel mill and factory closings. Perhaps his most confrontational effort was to pressure city authorities to remove asbestos from the apartments in 1986. When the on-site manager didn’t take action, Obama nudged the residents into confronting city housing officials in two angry public meetings.

    In 1987, Barack Obama joins Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ.

    In 1987, unrepentent domestic terrorist, Ayers, graduates with an M.A. AND an Ed.D. in Education and Curriculum from the Teacher’s College of Columbia University in New York City and moves back to Chicago.

    At the beginning of the summer of 1987, Michelle Robinson (Obama) takes a position as a summer associate in the Sidley & Austin Law Firm in New York City. While there, she works with and gets to know unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn, (wife of Bill Ayers), who is a paralegal in the same firm.

    [A plausible scenario for how Ayers and Obama meet is the following] In the fall of 1987,
    Obamaworking in his role of community organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) is introduced to unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, while both of them are “working” the same side of the Chicago Teacher’s Union Strike of 1987. Ayers is quoted as saying, that he and Obama met “at a luncheon meeting about school reform.”

    In 1987, Ayers forms a new organization called the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools (ABCs). to push for Illinois legislature approval of Local School Councils (LSCs). Obama in his role of community organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) also works hard to push for legislative approval of Ayers’ Local School Council (LSC) proposal. Ayers would later Chair the ABCs.

    In 1987, Chicago United, a group of businessmen concerned about race and education issues that was founded by Bill Ayers’ father, Tom Ayers, who was formerly the CEO of the large Chicago utility, Commonwealth Edison (now Exelon).

    From 1987-1992, unrepentent domestic terrorist, Ayers, is employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation, at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

    He travels to rural Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya to visit his “Granny”, his Uncle, his older half-brother, George, and the rest of the family on his father’s side.

    In 1988, Barack Obama moves to Boston, MA to attend Harvard Law School.

    [A likely scenario would be the following:]
    At the beginning of the summer of 1989, Barack Obama takes Tom Ayers (Bill Ayer’s father) up on a favor he’s offered and takes a position as a summer intern in the Sidley & Austin Law Firm in New York City.

    In the summer of 1989, the junior associate who is put in charge of overseeing his work is Michelle Robinson (Obama). Barack is introduced to Michelle by her coworker, friend, and unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn.

    In 1990, Barack is named President of the Harvard Law Review and spends his time in that position writing his autobiography, “Dreams from My Father”.

    In 1991, Barack graduates with a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

    In 1992, Barack moves back to Chicago.

    From 1992-1995, Obama takes a position as a civil rights lawyer with the Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland Law Firm in Chicago.

    From 1993-2002, Obama serves on the board of the Woods Fund with unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers.

    From 1992-1996, unrepentent domestic terrorist, Ayers, is employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation, at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

    According to Ayers’ CV, all grants he received were obtained for the support of the Small Schools Workshop and/or the Chicago Forum for School Change at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with him as co-director, or principal investigator.

    In 1991-1992, Ayers receives a grant from the MacArthur Foundation for $150,000.

    In 1992, Obama took time off from his work at the Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland Law Firm in Chicago to direct Project Vote which was run out of the Chicago Chapter of ACORN. It is a very lucrative voter registration drive and Obama’s efforts, in large part, get Senator Alice Palmer elected. Palmer is supported by Students for a Democratic Society and other leftist political groups. Because of Project Vote’s immense success, Obama is asked by the head of ACORN in Chicago, Madeleine Talbot, to train all of her community organizer leaders in his organizing methods.

    In 1992-1993, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $410,205 from the Dreihaus Foundation ($10,000), Community Trust ($40,000), Coalition of Essential Schools ($61,205), Joyce Foundation ($74,500), and the MacArthur Foundation ($225,000).

    In 1993-1994, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $128,761 from the Wieboldt Foundation ($5,000), Schott Foundation ($7,000), New Prospects ($5,000, $5,000), Relations Foundation ($7,000, $10,000), McDougal Foundation ($10,000), and Joyce Foundation ($79,761).

    From 1994-2002, Barack Obama serves as Director of the Board of the Joyce Foundation in Chicago for a yearly salary of $70,000/year.

    From 1999-2001, Both Barack Obama and Ayers were members of the board of an anti-poverty group, the Woods Fund in Chicago.
    From 1999-2004, Barack Obama and Ayers live within a few blocks of each other in the trendy Hyde Park section of Chicago, and move in the same liberal-progressive sociopolitical circles.
    1995-1999, Barack Obama serves as the founding Chairman of the Board for a philanthropic organization that unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, secured the grant funding for and set up called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).

    1995-2000, Ayers serves as Co-chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge’s Chicago School Reform Collaborative (CSRC), a second operating entity of the CAC.

    1995-2000, Ayers serves as Co-chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge’s Consortium of Chicago Schools Research (CCSR), a third operating entity of the CAC.
    In 1995, Ayers gave an interview in which he characterized his political beliefs at that time and in the 1960s and 1970s: “I am a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist … [Laughs] Maybe I’m the last communist who is willing to admit it. [Laughs] We have always been small ‘c’ communists in the sense that we were never in the [Communist] party and never Stalinists. The ethics of Communism still appeal to me. I don’t like Lenin as much as the early Marx. I also like Henry David Thoreau, Mother Jones and Jane Addams.”
    In 1995, Obama represented ACORN in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois over enforcement of federal law involving voter registration issues for low-income people, according to the Associated Press.
    In June 1974, the Weather Underground released a 151-page volume titled Prairie Fire, which stated: “We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men underground in the United States. The Weatherman leadership, including Bill Ayers, pushed for a radical reformulation of sexual relations under the slogan “Smash Monogamy”.
    In 1994-1995, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $832,705 from the Wieboldt Foundation ($10,000), Joyce Foundation ($88,000), the MacArthur Foundation ($100,000, $224,000), and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge as co-founder and grant writer ($8,200,000).

    In 1995-1996, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $9,346,680 from the Relations Foundation ($15,000), Reader’s Digest ($19,274), Woods Fund ($20,000), MacDougal Foundation ($25,000), Joyce Foundation ($88,000), and MacArthur Foundation ($100,000, $290,406), the Annenberg Challenge ($175,000), Chicago Public Schools ($414,000), and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge as co-founder and grant writer ($8,200,000).

    In November 1995, Obama is “tapped” by outgoing Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer to run for her seat. Obama launches his political career in elected office for a seat in the Illinois State Senate by holding his first “meet-n-greet: fundraiser in the Hyde Park home of unrepentant domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Obama is supported by the leftist New Party, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Democratic Party in the Illinois State Senate race.

    From 1996-2002, Barack Obama serves as a Senator for the State of Illinois.

    In 1996-1997, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $9,599,826 from Reader’s Digest ($19,274), the Joyce Foundation ($88,000, 112,333), MacArthur Foundation ($275,000), Chicago Public Schools Goals 2000 ($45,219), Chicago Annenberg Challenge ($260,000), Chicago Public Schools ($600,000), and the Annenberg Challenge as co-founder and grant writer ($8,200,000).

    In 1997, unrepentant domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers (former aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley),
    is named Chicago’s “Citizen of the Year” for his work on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).

    In 1998, Ayers’s brother, John Ayers, was head of an organization in Chicago called Leadership for Quality Education, a charter-school and small-school advocacy group. That year, Obama and Bill Ayers CAC gave Leadership for Quality Education an $85,000 grant. Leadership for Quality Education says its four main goals are accountability, charter schools, small schools, and principal training.

    The Grassroots School Improvement, a group operated by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), received $350,000 from CAC between 1998-2002.
    In 1998, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge gave $65,000 to ACORN’s Grassroots School Improvement project

    On Jan. 22, 1998, Tony Rezko makes an “in-kind” contribution of $457.70 to Obama’s “Friends of Barack Obama” fund that was established to elect Obama to the Illinois State Senate two years prior. The donation is listed as being for “Food for party/Panda Express of change”.

    In 1997-1998, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $8,331,607 from Reader’s Digest ($19,274), the Joyce Foundation ($112,333), and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge as co-founder and grant writer ($8,200,000).

    In 1998-1999, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $8,331,607 from Reader’s Digest ($19,274), the Joyce Foundation ($112,333), and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge as co-founder and grant writer ($8,200,000).

    In 1999, Obama and Ayers at CAC gave ACORN’s Grassroots School Improvement project $135,000.

    1999-2002, Obama serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), a “philanthropic” organization that Bill Ayers secured the funding for and serves as the grantwriter and co-chair of its two operational arms.

    In 1999-2000, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $8,227,274 from Bright Futures Venture ($8,000), Reader’s Digest ($19,274), and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge as co-founder and grant writer ($8,200,000).
    In 2000, Ayers gave an interview to The New York Times [published Sept. 11, 2001] on the occasion of the publication of his memoir, Fugitive Days. The reporter quoted him as saying “I don’t regret setting bombs” and “I feel we didn’t do enough”, and, when asked if he would “do it all again” as saying “I don’t want to discount the possibility.” Ayers has not denied the quotes.
    In 2000, Obama and Ayers at CAC gave ACORN’s Grassroots School Improvement project $100,000.

    In 2000, Barack Obama runs for the U. S. Congress and loses.

    On Jan. 20, 2001, Outgoing President, Bill Clinton, commutes the sentences of two convicted members of the domestic terrorist group that founded and led by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn,, Linda Sue Evans and Susan Rosenberg.

    In 2000-2001, unrepentent domestic terrorist and early childhood educator, Ayers, receives grants totaling $75,000 from Dreihaus ($20,000), Fry Foundation ($20,000), and Woods Fund ($35,0000).
    In 2001, Ayers told an interviewer for the Chicago Tribune, “We [the Weathermen] weren’t terrorists. The reason we weren’t terrorists is because we did not commit random acts of terror against people. Terrorism was what was being practiced in the countryside of Vietnam by the United States.”
    On April 2, 2001, William Ayers makes an individual contribution of $200 to Obama’s “Friends of Barack Obama” re-election fund to the Illinois State Senate.

    In 2001, Ayers publishes his memoir on his days in the domestic terrorist group, “Fugitive Days: A Memoir.” (Beacon Press).

    In 2001, Obama and Ayers at CAC gave ACORN’s Grassroots School Improvement $50,000.

    In 2003-2004, Obama runs for the U.S. Senate with support from the New Party, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Democratic Party and wins.

    In 2005, unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers [accompanied by his wife and fellow terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn], gives a presentation in Venezuela to Hugo Chavez and other government officials on the importance of Ayers’ brand of educating the young to the success of Hugo Chavez’ Marxist Bolivarian Revolution.

    In 2006, unrepentent domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers [accompanied by his wife and fellow terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn], gives a presentation in Venezuela to Hugo Chavez and other government officials on the importance of Ayers’ brand of educating the young to the success of Hugo Chavez’ Marxist Bolivarian Revolution.

    In 2006, Ayers, Dohrn, and Jeff Jones publish “Sing A Battle Song: The Revolutionary Poetry, Statements, and Communiques of the Weather Underground 1970-74” (Seven Stories Press).

    David Horowitz argues that U.S. universities are permeated by what he believes is anti-Americanism and a left-wing biasand publishes a book entitled The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. Bill Ayers is one of the academics featured as being very dangerous in Horowitz’ book.

    In 2006, Obama announces his run for the U.S. Presidency on the Democratic ticket.

    In 2007, Obama travels to Kenya on the taxpayer’s dime to endorse his cousin, Raila Odinga’s, bid for the Presidency in Kenya. Odinga, who is well known to be Marxist and a very dangerous man, is seen being endorsed by his American cousin, a sitting U.S. Senator, while he campaigns throughout Kenya. The cousin Odinga loses and unleashes weeks of pillaging, burning, and genocide of people of his opponent’s tribe until his rival who won the election by a slim margin concedes and agrees to give Odinga the title of Prime Minister. There is widespread rioting. Hundreds of Christian churches are burned to the ground. An estimated one thousand people are killed.

    In 2008, the Obama presidential campaign paid $800,000 to an ACORN subsidiary, called Citizen Service, Inc., to operate “get out the vote” efforts, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    In 2008, Obama wins the Democratic party’s nomination for President and names veteran U.S. Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.

    Acorn chapters across the nation unleash Obama’s version of an election with massive voter fraud in 13 states (all battleground states coincidentally, NOT) including Ohio.

    Are the dots between Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, ACORN here connected well enough for you?