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Baltimore Mayor Convicted

Remember earlier in the year when Barack Obama uninvited Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon from The White House? Here is how The Baltimore Sun reported on it in February.

After being invited yesterday to join more than 70 mayors for a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House today, indicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was abruptly un-invited hours later, according to her spokesman.

“We were really hoping that the mayor was going to make this meeting at the White House,” said spokesman Scott Peterson. “But it does not look like it is going to happen.”

Peterson could not say why the mayor was un-invited to the meeting, coordinated by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Now we know why. Just breaking news from WBAL, the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore has been convicted of misappropriation of funds.

A Baltimore Circuit Court jury has convicted Mayor Sheila Dixon of one count of misappropriation for the misuse of gift cards from developer Patrick Turner.

Listening to the local news, this could force her from office….

Posted by Dave at 12:55 pm
Filed under: MD - Baltimore City | Comments (220)

220 Responses to “Baltimore Mayor Convicted”

  1. Hellbelly says:

    numero uno

  2. Hellbelly says:

    I wonder if Charlie Rangel still has access to the White House?

  3. geauxlsu says:

    Sounds like she has a great career in the Democratic Party ahead of her. Or, maybe she will choose a career as a community organizer with ACORN. When are we going to start talking about the “culture of corruption” in the Democratic party?

  4. Phil says:

    Baltimore will just elect another Democrat. Big cities can’t seem to get enough corruption.

  5. Right of Atilla says:

    “Going Rogue” has gone platinum. And Chekote has gone on suicide watch.

  6. Phil says:

    Time it takes her to bash Palin

    10…9…..8……7…….

  7. rdelbov says:

    Baltimore is just a bit ahead of Memphis. Our former Mayor resigned and took his 500K in pension. He will almost certainly be indicted later this year or early next year.

  8. D QUIXOTE says:

    Cop killer takes the dirt nap, thank you Mr. Smith&Wesson.

    A jury of six is better than a jury of tweleve any day.

  9. D QUIXOTE says:

    twelve

  10. Brandon says:

    RAS:

    The number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats fell by nearly two percentage points in November. Added to declines earlier in the year, the number of Democrats in the nation has fallen by five percentage points during 2009.

    In November, 36.0% of American adults said they were Democrats. That’s down from 37.8% a month ago and the lowest number of Democrats since December 2005. See the History of Party Trends from January 2004 to the present.

    The number of Republicans inched up by just over a point in November to 33.1%. That’s within the narrow range that Republicans have experienced throughout 2009 – from a low of 31.9% to a high of 33.6%.

  11. ameister says:

    hey Brandon , what about this one. I called it
    No Brainer. will johhny c sign it?

    http://www.politickernj.com/matt-friedman/35170/mckeon-introduces-senate-vacancy-legislation

  12. Brandon says:

    #11. I don’t think it will just remain as he has to pick someone from the party, as he could pick one of his Dem friends. The Dems are smarter than that, they’ll force him to pick someone that THEY want.

  13. Darrell says:

    8…exactly. And they said the officer who shot this animal down gave the guy an order to surrender, and when he didn’t, bang, bang, bang. I imagine that there wasn’t too much of a hesitation to see if the guy was going to surrender, and I wouldn’t have blamed the cop for not giving even a slight warning. The cop put to rest once and for all the mistakes of Huckabee and all the others who kept letting this guy out.

    I am reminded of the experience I had a couple years ago on jury duty. We had a guy that looked pretty much guilty of armed bank robbery. We had a very divided juryroom as most felt the evidence was too circumstantial. I worked very hard to get a convition which resulted in a mandatory 30 year sentence because there were two counts. Wow was there ever shock to discover after the sentencing that this guy had already been in parole violation for committing crimes with a deadly weapon. But during the trial, we were not allowed to know anything about those prior crimes. What a relief to know that this guy will never use a gun again. Had we let him go, and he killed someone, my conscience would be what Huckabees is now…

    Sometimes HARD decisions have to be made, and unfortunately, Huck wasn’t up to it.

  14. ameister says:

    I still think they want to force Lautenberg out
    before Christie takes office. But my question
    still is – Does Corzine sign it? he said he would
    not and if he doesn’t it would show some Backbone
    and character which I never thought he had.

  15. Howard Dean says:

    GPO, Not hating on the Saints, I look forward to them playing the Vikes.

    The Vikes aren’t even my team.

    One has to notice that they are a machine now. Much better than the first half of the season.

    Anytime you bring in a new Qback, even if it is Favre, there will be some bumps to smooth out.

    Their chemistry is set now, they are very formidable.

  16. Gary Maxwell says:

    That is a self identification gap of 2.9%, D to R in RAS now. Except he will do his three month lag and show it higher. Which in turn will prop up Obama a bit in the daily polls until February.

  17. Gary Maxwell says:

    Apparently RAS has a poll which shows fully 71% of respondents are angry at the Federal Government. That is astonishing, including 46% very angry.

    Now who is running all branches of government currently? And how is that anger going to play out in 2010? Hmmmmm

  18. rdelbov says:

    Here is the detail on the “McCain Amendment” & women’s amendment

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlMpJGn28kqCcgU-aGcYE_ZHW-ywD9CAJONG1

    McCain, and all republicans, are trying to lay bare the fact that this bill is not funded. Over half of the money for obamacare comes from medicare cuts. Our seniors & disabled folks are being asked to pay for the insurance of the young and healthy. Its an absolute pillage of our seniors.

    This amendment makes the democrats say “yes to cutting our senior’s medicare benefits”

  19. theoneandonlyfinn says:

    Baltimore hasnt had a good mayor since Schmoke. And the only reason I like Schmoke is because is more libertarian than liberal and he had the cajones to say no to Glendumbing when PG was trying to get him in on a horrible campaign ad smear against Ellen Sauerbrey.

  20. Gary Maxwell says:

    Or admitting its not paid for, which will lose several D senators who have cavilled about the cost already.

  21. jason says:

    “Apparently RAS has a poll which shows fully 71% of respondents are angry at the Federal Government.”

    What????? 29% of Americans are masochists???? Who woulda thunk?

  22. Gary Maxwell says:

    No I think the other 29% struggle to find their way home daily. They were recorded as “dont know.”

  23. jason says:

    Charles Johnson has fessed up and admitted to being an Obamabot. He is abandoning the “right” with an official announcement.

    Rats usually leave sinking ships, it could be the first time one actually clambers on.

  24. jason says:

    Dudes, they are tripping with some heavy s… at the WH

    “GIBBS: Well, look. I think this Administration has taken the fight to Al Qaida unlike any that we’ve ever seen.”

  25. Gary Maxwell says:

    Jason

    Shocking. I quit reading his drivel about a year ago. Quite unreadable now. He sees fascists everywhere except of course in the WH.

  26. Brandon says:

    Vote for who you want included in the national poll:

    Haley Barbour
    Dick Cheney
    Mitch Daniels
    Rudy Giuliani
    Tim Pawlenty
    John Thune

    http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/

  27. Tommy_Boy says:

    Here’s my vote:

    Why not wait one week later so any bounce from Obama’s speech wears off but Jensen seems to have an agenda with polling so soon after his last 2012 poll.

  28. Brandon says:

    #28. The poll isn’t going out until the weekend. Today is Tuesday.

  29. Tommy_Boy says:

    PPP(D) has Palin’s favorables at 52% with conservative Democrats. Obama is at 63% with them.

  30. Brandon says:

    #30. But weren’t you just saying they have an agenda? Which one is it?

  31. Tommy_Boy says:

    Brandon, why the hell is PPP(D) conducting the 2012 poll so early this time? Why not just wait until next week?

    I’m not claiming any fudging of numbers. I just believe that moving up your polling data strikes me as someone looking to produce a more favorable poll for Obama.

  32. Brandon says:

    Maybe their team is Jewish and has to start getting ready for Hanukkah next week?

  33. CHEKOTE'S 3RD HUSBAND says:

    Chek LOVES Charles Johnson.

    Why do you think that is?

  34. Tommy_Boy says:

    If he had just said that, then I would have accepted the explanation.

    I really hope Cheney doesn’t get polled. He’ll just drag down everybody’s favorables with him a la Jeb Bush last time.

  35. Marv says:

    Hi Folks,

    Has anyone seen the the RAS Generic Ballot number yet?

  36. Tommy_Boy says:

    Correction: Obama is at 58% approval with conservative Democrats.

  37. Brandon says:

    Marv, I’m pretty sure it’s R+7 again this week. But keep in mind there are only actually 3 days of polling involved, the 23rd, 24th, and 29th.

  38. Marv says:

    Tommy_Boy,

    What’s the Gallup number today?

  39. Marv says:

    Brandon,

    Thanks

  40. Tommy_Boy says:

    51/42

  41. Marv says:

    Thanks

  42. Phil says:

    “conservative Democrats”

    Hahahahaha

    They don’t exist. For example, Va Senator Mark Warner is supposedly a “conservative” Democrat.

    LOL

  43. Brandon says:

    #44. It’s referring to Democratic voters that self-identify as Conservative. There are a few conserva-dems in the House though, such as Bobby Bright and Walt Minnick.

  44. Phil says:

    Yeah, I know it’s self identification. It’s still funny.

    Did Bright and Mimmick vote to support Pelosi for Speaker? Never mind. I know the answer to that one.

  45. Brandon says:

    Pelosi was unanimously chosen. There was no one else to vote for.

  46. Phil says:

    Republicans still up 44-37 on RAS generic ballot.

  47. Gary Maxwell says:

    Gene Taylor in Mississippi is probably properly classified as a conservative Democrat. Not many like him that I can think of, though. Especially not Chet Edwards.

  48. Phil says:

    Yeah, Taylor is a genuine conservative. No doubt.

    BTW, Bright is gone. Was elected in 2008 with every black possible voting in a 50-50 virtual tie vote. In this environment?

    Bye Bye

  49. Tommy_Boy says:

    Here’s the post that talks about conservative Democrats. I guess it isn’t clear from the blog post what Obama’s numbers are from conservative Democrats (I think the 58% approval is the number for moderate indies).

    http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/12/shifts-in-palins-numbers.html

  50. Phil says:

    Minnick is long gone as well. His one chance is to switch parties and it’s probably too late for that.

    That leaves Taylor as the last of the true conservatives in the House caucus.

    People like Chet Edwards from my state might claim to be (at election time)but is another blue fraud.

  51. Brandon says:

    Just for a little background on tonight’s speech, Obama’s approval on Afghanistan is 35%:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/124520/Obama-Approval-Afghanistan-Trails-Issues.aspx

  52. Bitterlaw says:

    Conservative Democrat? Liberal Republican? Who are these people?

  53. Phil says:

    Well, the Gallup numbers explain the photo op at West Point tonight.

  54. Brandon says:

    #28. Tommy, they responded about why they moved it up earlier:

    “We do our 2012 survey in conjunction with something we do every month for a private client and they needed their stuff earlier”

  55. rdelbov says:

    I recall the late Paul Wellstone who was fond of saying that he belonged to the “democratic wing of the democrat party”.

    So I guess a moderate democrat would be Ben Nelson .

  56. Chekote says:

    So Charles Johnson parts way with the Right because of the bigoted element and joins the Left. You know, the very people who told us that Obama sitting in a racist, bigoted church for 20 years was just a “distraction”.

  57. Darrell says:

    43…Huck is done. The DuMont case hindered him greatly in his 2008 run. But FOUR(!) cops shot dead by a guy he let out of jail? No way he recovers.

  58. Chekote says:

    This is getter better and better:

    UK climate scientist to temporarily step down

  59. Darrell says:

    White Folk’s greed runs a world in need!

    America’s Chickens are comin’ home to roooost!!

    U. S. of KKKA!!!

    God D–n America for killing innocent women and children!!

    “Them Jews”

  60. Chekote says:

    #61

    Rev. Wright’s Greatest Hits!!!!!

    Really, I think Charles Johnson needs to work on his post apologizing to all for pushing “crappy science” i.e., anthropogenic global warming.

    Too bad. I like the guy. He is very intelligent but even the brightest can be fooled.

  61. jason says:

    I can’t wait to do my last post over there at LGF and go out in a blaze of glory….

    First I have to come up with something good.

  62. Chekote says:

    #63

    Why bother? He will delete it.

  63. Wes says:

    So, who’s Charles Johnson?

  64. Phil says:

    Radical left winger who for 4 or 5 years was awakened by the 9-11 horrors of terrorism. Since, however, has become an Andrew Sullivan clone.

  65. Chekote says:

    #66

    Have you heard of Little Green Footballs?

  66. Chekote says:

    BTW, I hope everyone here appreciates how I am restraining myself despite TB’s and MD’s and other’s best efforts to bait me.

  67. Chekote says:

    #67

    He is not a radical left winger.

  68. Wes says:

    Yes, Chek. It’s a political site. The only time I ever visited it was when the guy was railing at Limbaugh for responding to some false accusations that cost Limbaugh a part ownership of the Rams.

  69. MD says:

    Wes,

    He is a loser who runs a blog called Little Green Footballs. He was always conservative and was on board with WOT. Then, Obama came along and he was “enchanted”.

    Now he is far to the left on everything. Very sad. It was his blog who noticed the obvious manipulations of the Bush data from 2004 which basically ended Dan Rather’s career.

  70. Wes says:

    I’d definitely say this Johnson guy is unbalanced if he’s the guy who runs Little Green Footballs, Chek. He basically said it was no big deal people made up accusations against Limbaugh because supposedly some of the things Rush was accused of were true.

  71. Chekote says:

    Charles Johnson is little green footballs.

  72. MD says:

    Wes,

    Did you see that Palin’s book already went Platinum? That is absolutely incredible for a politican. Amazing. Unprecedented really.

  73. Wes says:

    Then he’s also an unhinged lefty loon, Chek.

  74. MD says:

    Wes,

    The readership of LGF has cratered over the last 2 years.

  75. Wes says:

    I’m glad for her, MD. Her sales show how well capitalism can work.

  76. Wes says:

    I bet, MD.

  77. Phil says:

    Not a radical left winger? You read any of his stuff lately?

  78. MD says:

    Wes,

    Publishers are going to be falling all over themselves to get her next book. She will garner a $10 million advance something no one in the political world has ever approached.

    Yet, no one likes her. Yea, sure.

  79. Phil says:

    Chekote Palin bash in 5…4….3……

  80. Chekote says:

    IMO Charles Johnson just can’t get past Obama’s race. He’s too afraid to criticize him because he soooo afraid that someone would think he is a racist. So his blog became so hypersensitive about race. I mean if anyone used the words “monkey” or “African” in any shape or form, Charles would accused them of harboring racists thoughts. I got banned because I was trying to explain to him Limbaugh’s humor. You know, Rush illustrates the absurd by being absurd. Charles insisted that Rush is a racist and kicked me out. So long, farwell, aufwiedersehn, goodnight….

  81. Wes says:

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    Here’s a good piece at The Times Online by Bryan Appleyard, explaining how he changed from climate skeptic/denier to acceptance of the scientific evidence for global warming: Global warming is real.

    No wonder opinion polls show a majority of the population are sceptical about global warming. Just scanning the papers, the internet or watching TV is enough to convince anyone it’s just the usual apocalyptic hype. And, if they want to dig deeper into their own disbelief, there are shelfloads of books to give them a hand. There’s Nigel Lawson, ex-chancellor of the exchequer, with An Appeal to Reason. There’s Scared to Death by Christopher Booker and Richard North. There’s Cool It by Bjorn Lomborg. There was even a very serious documentary on Channel 4 called The Great Global Warming Swindle with some serious-looking science guys pouring cold water on the warming atmosphere.

    Just a couple of weeks reading and watching and you can be out there, crushing dinner-party eco-warriors with devastating arguments based on cold, hard facts. You will be a stern, hard-headed denialist, your iron jaw set firmly against the tree-hugging, soft-headed warmists in their irritating hats.

    That was me, once. I thought global warming was all bog-standard, apocalyptic nonsense when it first emerged in the 1980s. People, I knew, like nothing better than an End-of-the-World story to give their lives meaning. I also knew that science is dynamic. Big ideas rise and fall. Once the Earth was the centre of the universe. Then it wasn’t. Once Isaac Newton had completed physics. Then he hadn’t. Once there was going to be a new ice age. Then there wasn’t.

    Armed with such historic reversals, I poured scorn on under-educated warmists. Scientists with access to the microphone, I pointed out, had got so much so wrong so often. This was yet another case of clever people, who should have known better, running around screaming, “End of the World! End of the World!” and of less-clever people finding reasons to tell everybody else why they were bad. And then I made a terrible mistake. I started questioning my instinct, which was to disbelieve every scare story on principle.

    I exposed myself to any journalist’s worst nightmare — very thoughtful, intelligent people.

    Thus began Appleyard’s conversion. And the process Appleyard describes is very similar to my own rethinking of the subject.

    I was also a “skeptic” for a long time, although that word implies a reasoned opposition that really wasn’t the case. In truth, I had been fooled by the massive amount of anti-AGW propaganda being fed into the national debate by right wing groups. Almost two years ago, I started realizing that something was very fishy when I read articles debunking the British documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” pointing out the numerous errors and deliberate deceptions in the film, and since it was clear that the issue was going to be a serious point of contention in the US I made a determined effort to educate myself. Instead of getting all my information from “skeptical” blogs and news sources, I started reading books and scientific journals and everything else I could get my hands on. I’m kind of obsessive when I get interested in a subject. (OK, not “kind of” — “definitely.”)

    At some point during that process I began to realize that I couldn’t deny any longer, and that my opinion had changed from unreasoning “skepticism” to acceptance of the scientific evidence. I didn’t go into this expecting to come out as a proponent of AGW, but the vast weight of the evidence forced me to accept it.

    The kinds of policies that need to be implemented to stave off the danger are another matter; my main focus right now is providing as much factual information as possible to try to get past the first hurdle — the huge, ongoing campaign of disinformation and denial.

    Read the whole thing…

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    Open | Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 10:18:35 am PST

    Well, LGF traffic is soaring this morning; nearly 6,000 visitors online as I write this. Links coming in from everywhere. The Linux ‘top’ utility shows a load average over 80 and things are getting a bit sluggish, but so far the server hamsters are keeping up with the demand, running their furry little butts off in their little wheels. They’re starting to give me dirty looks, but I’m sending Stinky Beaumont around with chocolate bars and vitamin water. They’ll be fine, but they might demand raises after this.

    The funny thing is, that post about “Why I Parted Ways with the Right?” I wrote it in about three minutes last night. It’s been brewing in my cortex for years, and something triggered the release; exactly what, I don’t really know. Guess it was time.

    Here’s an open thread while I try to get through the 437 emails that came in overnight and this morning. Lots of hate mail as you might expect, dripping with venom and serving as object examples of exactly what I wrote about.

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    Opinion | Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 6:49:45 pm PST

    1. Support for fascists, both in America (see: Pat Buchanan, Robert Stacy McCain, etc.) and in Europe (see: Vlaams Belang, BNP, SIOE, Pat Buchanan, etc.)

    2. Support for bigotry, hatred, and white supremacism (see: Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Robert Stacy McCain, Lew Rockwell, etc.)

    3. Support for throwing women back into the Dark Ages, and general religious fanaticism (see: Operation Rescue, anti-abortion groups, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, the entire religious right, etc.)

    4. Support for anti-science bad craziness (see: creationism, climate change denialism, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, James Inhofe, etc.)

    5. Support for homophobic bigotry (see: Sarah Palin, Dobson, the entire religious right, etc.)

    6. Support for anti-government lunacy (see: tea parties, militias, Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.)

    7. Support for conspiracy theories and hate speech (see: Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Birthers, creationists, climate deniers, etc.)

    8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)

    9. Anti-Islamic bigotry that goes far beyond simply criticizing radical Islam, into support for fascism, violence, and genocide (see: Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, etc.)

    10. Hatred for President Obama that goes far beyond simply criticizing his policies, into racism, hate speech, and bizarre conspiracy theories (see: witch doctor pictures, tea parties, Birthers, Michelle Malkin, Fox News, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and every other right wing source)

    And much, much more. The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff.

    I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

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  82. Chekote says:

    No Phil.

    I will let MD stew in his own delusions.

  83. MD says:

    Phil,

    Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that Johnson is now off the deep end. He basically followed Sullivan.

    They are both jokes now. In particular, it is too bad about Andrew Sullivan. He was the only true champion for the people of Iran 4 or 5 years ago. His blog did the best reporting, by far, of the unrest in Iran. The msm was not even close.

    Not that Obama is President, he has abandoned the issue.

  84. Wes says:

    What I just posted was taken directly from LGF, chek. Yes, he is a lefty loon.

  85. Chekote says:

    Links would have sufficed.

  86. MD says:

    Wes,

    Nice work. Case closed. Johnson is a leftist nut job and proud of it.

  87. Chekote says:

    I don’t know what happened to Sullivan. Really sad. I enjoyed his work for years. And recently he was did great work in providing tweets from the Iranian protesters. I don’t know why he got into the neocon bashing and saying that America tortures.

  88. MD says:

    Phil,

    Did you see this? Get ready for a huge laugh!

    Ode to Chekote
    (with many apologies to the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme)

    Who attacks Palin with her bile?
    Who can take a normal thread and suddenly send it on “down the Nile’?
    Well, its you girl and you should know it;
    “Leave here” – I want to crow it

    -cause

    Chekote’s all around, the blog’s debased
    Sanity was here, it’s now erased
    She’s gonna drive us all away
    She’s gonna drive us all away!

    How have you made this blog your own?
    The blogosphere is big, but soon you’ll be alone
    You seem to have had your way
    Driving us all away!

    -so

    Chekote’s all around, the blog’s debased
    Sanity was here, it’s now erased
    She’s gonna drive us all away
    She’s gonna drive us all away!

    Comment by Hellbelly — November 30, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

  89. Chekote says:

    Again MD is letting his dislike of me derail the threads. Others need to step up.

  90. MD says:

    Phil,

    The good news is that the clear trend is towards true conservatism. We tried to play Dem lite and got crushed. Dems are better at being liberal than Reps.

  91. Chekote says:

    If only MD could articulate his position beyond platitudes and canned phrases. If only…. *sigh*

  92. Wes says:

    MD, I used to work in the publishing industry. There are a few things you should know about how it works:

    1) When prominent figures like Sarah Palin publish books, the books almost always sell exceptionally well. That Palin’s book has sold as well as it has overall is nothing new.

    2) Controversy like what has happened with Letterman and Sarah’s prominent position on national issues also helps drive sales.

    3) After the first book, second books that sell well because of the above factors generally do not do very well–hence why the Clintons have written none since publishing their memoirs a few years ago.

    This is not to say Sarah’s next book may not do well but only to point out the current euphoria may not hold up on a second book. Honestly I’d say while she will probably get a solid advance, it will more likely be between $1 and $5 million than $10 million because publishers may not calculate the book will sell well enough to recoup the costs of the advancement. Thus, while your euphoria for the moment is justified, I wouldn’t get too caught up in it till there’s actually an announcement of negotiations for a future book.

  93. MD says:

    Ame,

    That didn’t take long. I guess the UAW will be asking for another $20B or so of our money any day now.

  94. Wes says:

    Links might have sufficed, Chek, but I didn’t want anyone else to have to suffer by going to that idiotic site.

  95. ameister says:

    we gotta keep a list its getting very long!

  96. Wes says:

    I’m a union man, but I can’t stand the UAW. They’re absolutely dishonest and histrionic in their dealings with the car industry. While some of the things they’ve done–like pushing for tougher safety standards–are admirable, they’ve done a lot to damage their parent industry as well.

  97. MD says:

    Wes,

    I take your point especially since you worked in publishing. I read the book and give it a A minus. It was very good and basically introduces her in a way that the msm never did.

    Her second book should be timed to hit about a year before the election in 12 and should be solely policy driven.

    The lady is absolutely electric. How could anyone deny that?

  98. Chekote says:

    Sarah will be in the DFW area on Friday. I think I will go there and count how many times people say “real person”.

  99. MD says:

    Wes,

    I also blame the mgmt of the big 3 for giving into them too often. If they had held firm they would not be in this position.

  100. Brandon says:

    Looks like we’re getting 30K troops, but also a time-table to be out by 2011. He’s trying to please everyone, it won’t work.

  101. Bunu says:

    I think bc3b has turned the bejohngalt site into a Sarah Palin site now.,

  102. MD says:

    My grandfather ran the local railroad union from the late 50’s to the early 70’s in the Philly region.

    He disclosed to me that he personally voted Republican most of the time.

  103. Wes says:

    Well, MD, you have to understand MI politics to understand why the Big Three gave in. Since 1937 when the Governor at the time refused to break a sitdown strike and openly favored the union in negotiations, the UAW has held pretty much unchecked power because after that incident it became so powerful no statewide politician, Republican or Democrat, dared defy the union. Management essentially capitulated and has rarely worked actively to oppose the unions’ grab bag of demands since. Thankfully Michigan hasn’t been a microcosm of the nation at large although the Dems have tried their hardest to make it so. Fortunately Taft-Hartley has held them in check.

  104. MD says:

    Brandon,

    OK, your the enemy? What do you do knowing this? You go underground and resurface in 11.

    Obama is a stone cold moron.

  105. Wes says:

    Bunu/Acroso/Invalid 1-50,000, here are some instructions I want you to follow for me:

    1) Take a high-powered rifle. (If you don’t own one, buy one.)

    2) Clean it to make sure there are no obstructions in the barrel.

    3) Make sure it’s loaded.

    4) Insert it into your mouth with the point of the barrel pressed firmly against your soft palate.

    5) Fire.

    We’ll all be happier if you do that.

  106. MD says:

    Wes,

    Philadelphia is one of the last bastions of union dominated cities. It is an absolute disgrace. They are bankrupting the city but every Mayor who comes along is afraid of them.

    Rendell, to his credit, did stand up to them in 92 and won some very minor concessions. Since then, it has been cave city.

  107. Wes says:

    No argument on that, MD.

  108. MD says:

    The Pauliacs are flat out nuts. Nuts

  109. HHR Fan says:

    92

    No Chek. You just need to find somewhere else to post your drivel.

  110. Wes says:

    That’s why I oppose compulsory union laws, MD, (although I conversely oppose a national right to work law). They make unions too powerful, and politicians eager to retain power too often grovel at their feet rather than looking out for the population as a whole.

  111. MD says:

    I am not reflexively anti-union. However, they have morphed into pseudo political organizations whose leaders are more interested in personal power than with the long-term well being of their members.

    It is a classic example of too much of a good thing.

  112. Chekote says:

    People keep on baiting……

  113. Tommy_Boy says:

    Brandon,

    I wonder who is Jensen’s client and why the client wanted it moved up.

  114. MD says:

    Yea, it’s you girl and you should know it.

    Can’t get the dang song out of my mind. Thanks Hellbelly!

  115. Wes says:

    The union I’m afiliated with (although honorarily now rather than officially), the Steelworkers, did very well by me when I worked at the tire factory I was emplyed at. They didn’t like the fact that I was openly libertarian and as such opposed to much of what they wanted to do politically, but they accepted me because hard workers like me made the union look good and helped the plant stay open. Then again, that was in the South, where unions aren’t nearly as powerful as up north.

  116. Chekote says:

    #105

    You are right Bunu. I wonder if others will get sick of it. Actually, that site is dying. They only get traffic when people go there to bitch about me.

  117. HHR Fan says:

    116

    No Chek. This is a blog visited by conservative republicans. That is what we talk about.

    No one cares about your opinions of Bush and Palin. You’ve posted them a million times.

    Find something better to do with your time.

    You have persuaded no one, and simply continue to embarass yourself.

  118. Wes says:

    I’m going to take Chek’s side on this: If she’s not raging against Palin but making generally cogent political points, I see no reason to justify trying to bait her into an outburst.

  119. MD says:

    Your gonna make it afterall! Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do

  120. MD says:

    Wes,

    Here – let me type the response:

    Thank you for your support.

  121. Chekote says:

    #122

    I am strong. I can take it. But thanks for the support. Always.

  122. Wes says:

    HHR, I’ve looked at all the posts Chek has made on this thread and seen none that bashed Palin. I say give it a rest.

  123. MD says:

    Don’t even have to read the responses to know what they are.

    BTW Wes – she asked for everything she is getting and more.

    Whenever I see her tag line I am going to fire away. The fun part is that I won’t read any of her stuff and I KNOW that infuriates her.

    She brought it all on herself.

  124. MD says:

    Someone tell me if 124 turned out to be an accurate prediction.

  125. Chekote says:

    #123

    Too bad that berettes look so ridiculous on people or I would make a YouTube.

  126. MD says:

    Knight,

    Tina was way ahead of the curve on that.

  127. Wes says:

    She may have brought it on herself, MD, but she’s not doing it right now. Let her be. She’s not bashing Palin and seems to be railing more against Obama and his cronies than anything else.

  128. Wes says:

    Knight!!!! How go things, my man?

  129. Chekote says:

    Wes

    Do you think MD is jealous of our simpatico relationship? I think he wants to be your best bud and can’t stand any competition.

  130. MD says:

    Basically, Wes I will just fire away until it bores me then I will just do something else.

  131. MD says:

    Sorry Wes,

    No can do. On this issue, I won’t give an inch. Ever. It is too much fun and ? deserves everything she gets.

    As of now though, I am bored and since ? seems to be in for a lengthy stay, I will depart and make some dinner.

  132. KnightHawk says:

    Nice, tisk tisk.
    /wags fingers

  133. Wes says:

    So…Who thinks the Colts and Saints will not finish the regular 16-0? I’m thinking the Colts are less likely since they’re banged up, have been basing their victories strictly on come-from-behind strategies, and have a harder remainder of the season.

  134. Wes says:

    Catch you later, MD.

  135. Chekote says:

    I feel for MD’s wife. I just hope he is really good looking or at least good in bed. Or maybe he is rich…. something has to make up for his personality. In my case, I don’t need to make up for anything. :)

  136. Wes says:

    So how’d you ever find out about Jenna Haze, Knight? I can’t imagine I would ever have heard of her had you not posted pictures of her.

  137. Wes says:

    So what are you saying, Chek?

    1) That you’re hot?

    2) That you’re rich?

    3) That you have a great personality?

    4) That you’re good in bed?

  138. KnightHawk says:

    “Her sales show how well capitalism can work.”

    Didn’ you know the question of capitalism vs. Socialism is settled… according or Howard YEEEEE Dean, just like GW is settled science. (not to be confused with the poster here with the same name)

  139. Wes says:

    Knight, I doubt our fellow poster is really named Howard Dean. Just call it a hunch.

  140. D QUIXOTE says:

    Sarah will be in the DFW area on Friday. I think I will go there and count how many times people say “real person”.

    Comment by Chekote

    I will notify security to be on the alert.

  141. Brandon says:

    I can’t believe Dave didn’t thread the poll I posted earlier about the exciting Utah Governor’s race.

  142. KnightHawk says:

    “He’s trying to please everyone, it won’t work.”

    Nah it will work perfectly as it will indeed please the Taliban, al qaeda groupies, the ISI, and other enemies of America.

  143. Wes says:

    It’s a bit like the 2012 presidential race, Brandon. Since it’s three years off, who cares?

  144. Chekote says:

    #143

    Everything. I am fantastic. At least that’s what my husband tells me.

  145. Chekote says:

    Seriously, I was thinking about going and taking pictures so that I can send them to BC. A Christmas present if you will….

  146. Wes says:

    Since the first one is the only one likely verifiable, I’d have to see a pic before I agreed with you on that.

  147. Chekote says:

    KH

    Are you looking forward to Copenhagen? I think it will be hilarious watching them circling the wagons.

  148. Wes says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who picked up on that, Knight.

  149. KnightHawk says:

    142 – Let’s just say I came across her during some of my spare time. ;)

  150. Jason T. says:

    Suozzi Concedes.

    Conservative Republican wins the Chairmanship of Nassau County NY, one of the Biggest in the US, after a long Recount.

    Give credit to DEM rising Star Suozzi for having the grace to concede and not go to the courts.

  151. Chekote says:

    #152

    Sorry Wes. Can’t do it. I have too many “fans” looking for me.

  152. Wes says:

    That wasn’t a request, Chek. It was just an indication of my skepticism about most claims made on the net.

  153. Wes says:

    Well, Jason, it shows some–few–Dems have principles. Unfortunately the Minnesota Madman is not among them.

  154. KnightHawk says:

    158 – Holy crap a dem conceded in a close election? Now that’s something you don’t see every day, call the history channel!

  155. Wes says:

    It happened in 2005 too, Knight. That was the first time Deeds had to call McDonnell to concede defeat.

  156. Jason T. says:

    Conservatives won both the Nassau and Westchester Chairmanship races in a very blue state.

  157. Jason T. says:

    Wes, i hope Hoeven runs. It frightens me that Dorgan is getting a pass on Healthcare in ND.

  158. Wes says:

    That signifies a resurgence for the GOP, Jason. both were formerly GOP strongholds that went solidly Dem because of local mismanagament. If they’re swinging the other way because of Dem mismanagement, then that has potential ripple effects on both the microcosmic and macrocosmic levels.

  159. Wes says:

    Suppsedly–I want to stress that word–Hoeven will announce next month, Jason. I actually think that’s a likely scenario, for Hoeven knows waiting that long to announce would cripple the chance of any other Republican to build an effective campaign against Dorgan.

  160. Jason T. says:

    Look what happens when Conservatives have the guts and courage to fight.

    In Austrailia, Conservative Abbott wins the Opposition leadership and now is on the verge of killing cap and trade down under and embarrassing PM Rudd.

    I wish Abbot was in the GOP Senate

  161. KnightHawk says:

    Used to live up in Westchester co, I’ll be surprised if the GOP ever really gets that area back, they’ll vote for Rudy over Gill-a-Rookie but I think that’s the extent of hope for that area.

  162. Wes says:

    Many people are syaing Hoeven may not run because he’d have to raise $0K a day every day to compete with Dorgan in fundraising. Who doesn’t seriously think Hoeven would have money pouring in the moment he announced?

  163. Wes says:

    That should be $40K a day…My mistake.

  164. KnightHawk says:

    …embarrassing PM Rudd. tee hee hee

    Has got along way to got to compete with the embarrassment of Obama though.

  165. Chekote says:

    #169

    They will. I think a Republican won some race in Westchester this past election.

  166. Wes says:

    The elections last month indicate they may have a chance, Knight.

  167. Wes says:

    Obama is rapidly overtaking Carter as the most embarassing President this country has ever had.

  168. Chekote says:

    Great. I found someone to argue with at FF. Later.

  169. Jason T. says:

    Wes, I am trying to be more pragmatic these days, but I just cannot understand how so many Red state Dems in the Senate seem to be given a pass.

    Begich, Dorgan, Tim Johnson etc…

  170. Jason T. says:

    Corzine showed that Big money does not protect you Wes.

    Hoeven does not need big $$$$, because he is well known. And polling shows that Dorgan is a big loser to Hoeven.

  171. Brandon says:

    Supposedly, privately Hoeven has been saying that he really doesn’t have any interest in going to Washington.

  172. Wes says:

    Begich is a lame duck already, Knight. Dorgan has never drawn a serious challenge because the NDGOP has generally been full of effeminate pussies since the ’60s. Johnson won last time because Rounds at the time was more interested in staying as Governor. I think with aggressive recruiters like Cornyn running the NRSC, the possibility that the GOP will recruit storng challengers against them in the future is strong.

  173. Wes says:

    180 was a response to Jason T in post 177…My mistake.

  174. Wes says:

    Have you a link for that, Brandon? I’ve not seen that rumored anywhere.

  175. Wes says:

    Having hit rock bottom, I think the GOP has finally decided giving Dems everywhere a pass while the Dems actively recruit solidly candidates even in deeply GOP areas is not a political winner. In the future, I expect them to be more aggressive in their recruiting efforts against sitting Dem Senators.

  176. Jason T. says:

    Brandon,

    I think if Hoeven was not going to run, he would have announced it already to allow another Republican to jump in.

  177. Wes says:

    Thanks for the link, Brandon. We’ll see. At this point, I think it;s unlikely Hoeven would decide not to announce. There simply is no way the GOP could field a strong candidate this late in the game if he elects against the race.

  178. Jason T. says:

    I like Redstate, but sometimes their opinion is to alarmist.

  179. Brandon says:

    I don’t think there really are any strong candidates to begin with in North Dakota.

  180. Wes says:

    My point exactly, Jason. He announced in September of 2005, he wouldn’t challenge Conrad. Of course even the second-tier Republicans bowed out of that race, leaving a hapless Republican to take it on the chin in 2006. It doesn’t seem like Hoeven’s style to wait till January just to say he won’t run. If anything, recent polling would probably be causing him to think more seriously about it if nothing else.

  181. Jason T. says:

    Hoeven can hand off the Governorship to his Lt, who in turn can keep the State House for 8 more years, and then beat Dorgan by 10%.

  182. Wes says:

    Hoeven and former Governor Ed Schaeffer, Brandon. After them, the state’s constitutional office holders are the second tier. Beyond that–no one.

  183. Jason T. says:

    Former Governor Schaefer would beat Dorgan also.

  184. Wes says:

    I’m amazed Schaeffer backed off a race against Dorgan in 2004. Polls had him competitive, and in a year when Bush crushed Kerry in the state, that would probably have been enough to carry him across the finish line.

  185. Jason T. says:

    I was hoping Healthcare would drag into 2010, and it looks like it will.

    Once January rolls around, the Senate will turn to Fall 2010.

  186. Jason T. says:

    Wes, I think things are falling into place, and the natural Conservative alligment is shaping up.

    Charlie Cook is saying the GOP will dominate the Governor Races in 2010

  187. Jason T. says:

    I must also Congratulate the Courageous people of Honduras, for electing a conservative in the face of Chavez.

  188. D QUIXOTE says:

    I must also Congratulate the Courageous people of Honduras, for electing a conservative in the face of Chavez

    Comment by Jason T.

    I must also Congratulate the Courageous people of Honduras, for electing a conservative in the face of obama.

  189. KnightHawk says:

    re:176 – Maybe there is a god after all.

  190. KnightHawk says:

    180 – Wes, I think you got the name wrong there. ;)

  191. D QUIXOTE says:

    CC

  192. KnightHawk says:

    200!
    ahhh opps nevermind, all caught up now

  193. KnightHawk says:

    196 – Yes it was heartening to see.

  194. D QUIXOTE says:

    what is FF blog??

  195. Chekote says:

    #203

    I will not tell. But I sick of this poster who is constantly out there with “all Republicans” are racists. So I have decided to take him on.

  196. Jason T. says:

    Wow. Getaway driver for cop killer in Wash was shooters Arkansas cell Mate.

    Mike Huckabee is a good man, but what a mistake he made.

  197. D QUIXOTE says:

    Thank you Mr Smith & Wesson.

  198. Chekote's Next Ex-Husband says:

    105.Bunu says:

    “I think bc3b has turned the bejohngalt site into a Sarah Palin site now.,”

    He must be doing it at Freerepublic.com too, acroso. As of 6 PM, there were 27 Sarah Palin posts on FR today.

  199. Jason T. says:

    206. Yes. Also I hear the Ft. Hood Jihadi is paralyzed.

  200. Jason T. says:

    Freerepublic is a excellent site.

  201. Jason T. says:

    Senator Inhofe is a warrior. Now a Penn State Professor is being investigated for Climate Hoax data.

  202. KnightHawk says:

    205 – Birds of a feather I guess.
    Yeah he made a bad call in retrospect, and I’m glad it dings him politically (not that I thought he had a real shot at potus anyway).but I don’t see the point in going overboard on just him though, there are a cluster of things that led to the events in WA, huck’s bad call being but one.

  203. Chekote says:

    #208

    Too bad. Now we will have hear his defense lawyers claim that the racist US military made him do it.

  204. D QUIXOTE says:

    Chekote exposed

  205. D QUIXOTE says:

    Chekote exposed

  206. KnightHawk says:

    “If anything requires further inspection, the school will handle it, a spokesman tells the Daily Collegian”

    Hahaha yeah like anything is going to come of that.

  207. Jason T. says:

    Any news on the Atlanta Mayor’s race???

  208. KnightHawk says:

    DQ that cracked me up.

  209. Jason T. says:

    On election day 2004, I was about to vomit when I saw the Exit polling showing Kerry way ahead.

    I went to Freerepublic and the theme there was the polling was bogus and buck up we will win, at the same time many Conservative sites were saying Bush was done.

  210. Brandon says:

    New thread above.

  211. Wes says:

    It’s too bad exit polling wasn’t as bad in 2006 and 2008 as in 2004.