Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May, 2017, Part 11, Political Class Insanity: Congress Gets Hacked, The Rich Get Richer, The IRS as a Political Weapon

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Today and for all of the insanity posts this month, let’s start off with a welcome piece of honest political dialog. It comes from a State Department spokesperson. Mark Toner, who is about to start the daily State Department press briefing. In a joking matter, he makes the following quote: "Welcome to the State Department. I think we have some interns in the back. Welcome. Good to see you in this exercise in transparency and democracy."

He then burst out laughing at his own quote, indicating he also knew what a joke the Obama administration has been, especially Mr. Toner’s State Department, when it comes to cover ups, lack of transparency, denial of Freedom of Information Act requests, the prosecution of whistleblowers, etc. But at least it was a little refreshing to finally hear some actual honesty out of Washington as we see from the actual clip of the news conference:


With that context of honesty, let’s see what other insanity has been going down:

1)We have often talked about how the Obama administration shredded the First Amendment rights of millions of citizens when it used the IRS as a political weapon to deny non-profit status to Tea Party and other non-liberal organizations. Very serious stuff, the political class turning agencies against the citizens that support both entities because of legitimate free speech.

But it seems that shredding the First Amendment was not where it ended, based on very scary testimony in a court proceeding regarding the political weaponizing of the IRS,. According to a recent USA Today report on May 12, 2017 by Dan Horn:

  • IRS officials, testifying in court, claim that their lives are at risk in the Tea Party suit before a judge.
  • The judge has already ruled that there was a “strong showing” that the IRS had a systemic bias against Tea Party organizations.
  • During the court proceedings, former and current IRS executives, Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, testified that information in recent or future court filings and proceedings should not be made public.
  • They feel that the public’s right to understand what the Obama administration did to American citizens should be secondary to the threats to their lives that would exist if the truth was actually made public or they were forced to testify in public.
  • According to the article: ‘"This documentation, as the court will see, makes very personal references and contains graphic, profane and disturbing language that would lead to unnecessary intrusion and embarrassment if made public," their attorneys argued in a recent court brief. "Public dissemination of their deposition testimony would put their lives in serious jeopardy."
  • Currently, everything and every document associated with the case is under lock and seal per the judge’s order.
  • An attorney for the Tea Party claims that: "Generally, our position is that this is a matter of great public interest and there is no legal basis for sealing the depositions or the arguments about whether the depositions should be sealed."
  • The attorneys for Lerner and Paz put forth a real weak argument why the truth should be suppressed: "Although there is a compelling need for sealing, there is no countervailing need to make those details public. Allowing public dissemination ... would likely lead to media coverage that may then subject both individuals to the very harms they seek a protective order to avoid."

So sad that we are even discussing any aspect of this conversation on so many levels: the strong likelihood that First Amendment rights were squashed, that the truth has to be suppressed, and that government workers are afraid for their lives because of the truth. Insanity.

2) We have often written about how the Federal government’s desire to hand out farm subsidies usually ends up being subsidies for the rich. According to a recent Heritage Foundation article by Daren Bakst on May 22, 2017, nothing has changed since our last visit with this wasteful practice:

  • The Federal government and American taxpayer currently spend about $15 billion a year on different commodity and crop insurance programs.
  • Since the recipients of government handouts in these programs usually consists of millionaire farmers or large agriculture companies, less wealthy Americans are subsidizing more wealthy Americans and major corporations.
  • For example, according to 2015 data, midsize farm households have a median annual income that is three times higher than the median income of all U.S. households and the median wealth level of midsize farmers is 26 times higher than the median wealth level of all U.S. households.
  • Commercial farming operations and corporate agriculture companies represent only 10% of all farms in the U.S. but generally receive over 70% of all government subsidy payments.
  • But government handouts are also selective when paying out taxpayer money with 95% of the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage program payments in 2015 going to only five crops (corn, peanuts, rice, soybeans, and wheat), other crops be damned.

The rich get richer, the poor and middle class pay more and more in taxes and the political class lets it happen anyway.

3) Democrats in Congress are obsessed with somehow proving that the Russians have infiltrated the Trump administration, a task that they have failed miserably at achieving. But maybe they need to worry about how their own operations in Congress and their lives have been infiltrated by some shady Middle Eastern types:

  • According to an article by Luke Rosiak on May 22, 2017 for the Heritage Foundation, Congressional computer experts believe that a recent computer breech executed by an outside computer technology company, owned and operated by a Pakistani family, working for Congressional members may be using or could use the information that was gathered by the breech to blackmail members of Congress with their own data and information.
  • The company employees, all family members, provided IT employees and support to various Democrats in Congress but they have recently been banned from Congressional computer networks after suspicions arose that the family members accessed Congressional computers and files without permission.
  • The article claims that: “Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers—who were banned from the congressional network—have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information.”
  • Furthermore, “Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty toward the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.
  • Pat Sowers has managed IT roles for several House of Representative members over the past twelve years and she was even more explicit: “I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point with no arrests. Something is rotten in Denmark.”
  • A local computer technology company had offered their services to Democratic House members at one quarter the price that the brothers were charging but were rebuffed in their bid, further raising suspicions.
  • Another computer company also tried for Congressional business but ran into more suspicious behavior: “The Awans’ ban sent 20 members searching for new IT workers, but another contractor claims he’s had difficulty convincing offices to let him fill the void, even when he seemed like a shoo-in. He says he has the sense some members wrongly believed that he blew the whistle on the Awans’ theft and they were angry at him for it.”
  • The Heritage article references a similar Politico article that claimed that the family members are “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”
  • Follow up analysis after the brothers were banned found that Congressional data was sent to an offsite server in violation of policies and procedures.
  • Family members have been paid $4 million for their computer services since 2010.
  • The family members had access to all emails of dozens of members of Congress and access to any computer files those members and their staffs stored.

Great, Democrats in Congress are worried about Trump while they are possibly being robbed blind of information within their own realms of responsibility, information that is quite possibly being sent overseas or being used for blackmail purposes domestically. Insanity.


Nasty stuff today: Congress gets hacked, the rich get richer, and turning the IRS into a political weapon now makes Americans fear for their lives. More insanity to follow.


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May, 2017, Part 10, Political Class Insanity: Child Sexting In Washington, Out of Touch at the DNC, and More

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Today and for all of the insanity posts this month, let’s start off with a welcome piece of honest political dialog. It comes from a State Department spokesperson. Mark Toner, who is about to start the daily State Department press briefing. In a joking matter, he makes the following quote: "Welcome to the State Department. I think we have some interns in the back. Welcome. Good to see you in this exercise in transparency and democracy."

He then burst out laughing at his own quote, indicating he also knew what a joke the Obama administration has been, especially Mr. Toner’s State Department, when it comes to cover ups, lack of transparency, denial of Freedom of Information Act requests, the prosecution of whistleblowers, etc. But at least it was a little refreshing to finally hear some actual honesty out of Washington as we see from the actual clip of the news conference:


With that context of honesty, let’s see what other insanity has been going down:

1)The election of Donald Trump, if anything, proved that much of America is fed up with the antics, incompetence, and idiocy of the current members of the American political class. A recent article on the Patriot News Weekly website confirmed that observation:

  • A recent ABC News/Washington Post found that a whopping two thirds of Americans believe that the Democratic Party is out of touch with mainstream Americans today.
  • And the reality that the Democrats need to widen their appeal does not seem to have sunk in yet with their leadership and such people as DNC chairman Tom Perez.
  • Although almost half of the country is current against the concept of abortion according to Gallup, that half of the country has now been cut off from the Democrats according to a recent Perez statement: “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.” Bam, half the country possibly lost!

While I admire Perez sticking to his principles, he cannot have it both ways. Either accept the fact that almost half of the country, and a plurality of Americans, are against the concept of abortion, and consider their reasoning and feelings or move on and continue to be a minority party in this country. Sad that a politician cannot accept that maybe he or she is wrong and reexamine their views, very sad and insane.
2) What would a monthly review of political class insanity be without a murder body count from Chicago? As we have discussed many times, the local and state politicians in Illinois have stood idly by without a solution to the every escalating drug gang and drug cartel related violence in Chicago that claims hundreds of lives every year and results in thousands wounded by the gang and gun violence.
Recent body count numbers have not been any better:
  • In a recent 15 hour period, there were 17 murders in the city, a record for intensity in a city where the gun and gang violence has been intense for years.
  • This murder spree went down despite the fact that Chicago and Illinois have some of the toughest gun laws in the whole country.
  • As a sanctuary city, the local politicians have allowed foreign criminal elements and gangs to set up shop knowing that local politicians will not work with the Feds to enforce current immigration laws and have them deported or put in jail, a reality that endangers innocent Chicago citizens every day.
  • According to the Chicago Tribune, every death was the result of gang related activities.
  • In one innocent according to the Tribune, Sarah Brazzle and her friend were shot simply because they happened upon a carjacking in progress.
  • Local authorities confirm that many of central America’s most violent drug cartels have established themselves in Chicago including the Zetas, the MS-15 cartel and others.
The carnage goes on and the local political class has no concept of how to fix the terrible violence.
3) A recent NewsMax May 19, 2017 article highlighted one of the more despicable politicians to recently serve in Congress and how he recently got his just rewards:
  • Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner recently pleading guilty to criminal charges that he had been sexting online with a 15 year old girl.
  • Yes, a former member of Congress admitting guilt in sending sexual material to a minor just a few years removed from voting on legislation that affects all of our lives and our families.
  • He agreed not to appeal any sentence that ran from 21 to 27 months and he will have to register as a sex offender once he gets out of prison.
  • He was found out about his lewd and disgusting behavior when a North Carolina girl reported him, telling authorities that she and Weiner had been exchanging lewd messages for several months and that at one point the former Congressman asked the 15 year old to strip on camera while he watched.
  • The investigation and FBI examining his laptop revealed that his laptop contained classified State Department emails that Hillary Clinton had sent to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top conifdeant.
  • This behavior comes on the heels of information from several years ago that led to his leaving Congress that for years he had beensexting with several women despite being married and a member of Congress.
As we have said many times, our political processes are so broken that a pervert like Anthony Weiner can serve in Congress for many, many years,come into possession of sensitive government documents, and vote on important legislation that affects us all despite totally questionable and disgusting judgement.
4) One more set of perversion and insanity for today. According to Melissa Quinn, writing for the Washington Examiner on May, 18, 2017:
  • A Secret Service officer, who was assigned to the White House, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexting with minors.
  • The agent, Lee Robert Moore, will also have to register as a sex offender and will be on supervised watch for the rest of his life.
  • He pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity and trying to send lewd materials to a minor.
  • Apparently, he sexted with minors while on duty at the White House.
  • He was eventually caught via a sting conducted by the Delaware State Police.
At one time Congressional members and Secret Service agents were viewed with respect and awe. They it appears that at least one of them in each organization is a child sex offender, tarnishing the entire organization they both work for. No wonder that two thirds of Americans think the Democrats are out of touch with America, not when this type of behavior of Washington insiders becomes more and more common and politicians do nothing about it.

Such violent and disgusting insanity today, more to follow in the coming days.

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It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

May, 2017, Political Class Insanity,Part 9: Insanity In Germany, An Obama Attorney Replaces the Supreme Court, and More

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Today and for all of the insanity posts this month, let’s start off with a welcome piece of honest political dialog. It comes from a State Department spokesperson. Mark Toner, who is about to start the daily State Department press briefing. In a joking matter, he makes the following quote: "Welcome to the State Department. I think we have some interns in the back. Welcome. Good to see you in this exercise in transparency and democracy."

He then burst out laughing at his own quote, indicating he also knew what a joke the Obama administration has been, especially Mr. Toner’s State Department, when it comes to cover ups, lack of transparency, denial of Freedom of Information Act requests, the prosecution of whistleblowers, etc. But at least it was a little refreshing to finally hear some actual honesty out of Washington as we see from the actual clip of the news conference:

http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2016/08/when-even-the-state-department-spokesperson-cant-keep-a-straight-face-about-things-anymore-video/

With that context of honesty, let’s see what other insanity has been going down:

1) Let us start off today with some international political class insanity to prove the idiocy of our politicians does not make them unique. As we have always said, it is our opinion that one of the only few valid functions of government is to protect the citizens that support it via taxes and votes. Apparently that is not what is going on in Germany, where Middle Eastern immigrants are treated better than property owners in certain sections of Germany:

  • In Hamburg, Germany, there are not enough housing units to shelter and support the migrants and immigrants that Prime Minister Angela Merkel has so willingly allowed to enter her country. 
  • As a result, the local government and politicians are confiscating commercial properties and privately owned residences and are updating them and using them to house immigrants from throughout the Middle East.
  • For example, the local government recently seized six residential units in the Hamm district of the city that are owned by a private landlord but have been vacant since 2012.
  • The six units were rundown so the local government renovated them and had the nerve and gall to then turn around and bill the private landlord for the repairs they made even though the landlord cannot rent the units out and recoup his money since the city placed immigrants into the units.
  • This power grab is legal under a long time law that enables the local politicians to seize any residential property they see fit as long as it has been vacant for more than four months.
Talk about an overreaching government bureaucracy. The national government unleashes a wave of immigrants across the country and a local government than seizes privately owned property to house the overflowing illegal immigrant population, property rights and private ownership and freedom be damned. Lenin would be so proud.

2) Sally Yates was a leftover attorney in the Justice Department from the Obama administration. She recently testified in front of Congress on why she refused to execute an immigration order from the Trump administration that was meant to enforce current immigration laws already on the books. 

Apparently, she decided unilaterally that the order was unConstitutional and decided that it was her prerogative as a single lawyer in the Justice Department to disobey an instruction from the President. During the hearing in front of Congress, a Senator asked some obvious questions: when did Sally Yates take the place of the Supreme Court, when did a lowly Justice Department attorney become the decider of what is Constitutional? 

According to BizPac Review: On her refusal, Yates told Kennedy that she “believed any argument [the Justice Department] would have to make in its defense would not be grounded in the truth. We would have to argue that it had nothing to do with religion.”

When asked whether or not there was another way to defend the order, Yates responded with her belief that the order’s intent was to discriminate against Muslims who wanted to come to the United States.

Then, the Louisiana senator went in for the proverbial kill-shot: “At what point does an Act of Congress or an executive order become unconstitutional?” Kennedy asked. “I can look at a statute and say ‘I think that’s unconstitutional.’ Does that make it unconstitutional?”

After some stammering from Yates, Kennedy said, “What I’m getting at, and I don’t mean disrespect… Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?”

Yates doubled down with the contention that it’s the Attorney General’s responsibility to say no if they believe an order is unlawful, “and that’s what I did.”

“I believe you believe what you’re saying,” said Kennedy.

Maybe so, but that doesn’t make it constitutional.

I guess that in Ms. Yate’s world, the Constitutional processes and checks and balances so wonderfully set up by the Founders in the Constitutional no longer apply to people like her, that now, it is unelected bureaucrats that get to decide what is and what is not Constitutional. Pathetic and an insult to the Constitution.


This exchange can be viewed at: 

http://eheadlines.com/gop-senator-to-fired-ag-sally-yates-who-appointed-you-to-the-united-states-supreme-court-video/

3) One of the beauties of the Constitution is the limitation it places on government and politicians that your personal lives theoretically cannot be intruded on by government bureaucrats and politicians unless there is a a real potential to hurt national security and personal security of a citizen and that a judge agrees with the request to intrude.

But as was often the case during the Obama administration, the law and Constitution are merely suggestions. According to a May 2, 2017 article on the NewsMax website:

  • When the NSA does an information sweep regarding national security threats that have been approved by a court, they “mask” or cover up the names of innocent citizens that may have been swept up in the NSA activity.
  • The reason they are masked is to protect the innocent who are just bystanders in the NSA investigation and to protect their Fourth Amendment rights.
  • But that safeguard was not something that the Obama administration cared about since a recent uncovered government document showed that the Obama administration asked that the NSA unmask the names of over 1,900 innocent Americans who were swept up in NSA investigations.
  • The accusations arising from this “unmasking” effort is that the Obama administration was looking for the names for political purposes, not national security processes. 
This is what happens when politicians and bureaucrats put political objectives ahead of Constitutional rights. Keep in mind, as pointed out in the article, in 2016 the Obama administration collected more than 151 million phone records of Americans. Given this rate of collecting over 400,000 phone records a DAY of Americans’ communications there is little doubt in my mind that Obama and his minions wanted information on his political opponents and could care less about national security in this case.

That will do it for the insanity for today: Obama and his disdain for the Constitution and privacy, an Obama attorney that thinks she is now the Supreme Court, and German political class insanity that proves that government officials around the world care more about foreigners than their own citizens.

Still more insanity to follow.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

May, 2017, Part 8, Political Class Insanity: Massive Fail In Afghanistan, Greedy Millionaire Politicians In Washington and More

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Today and for all of the insanity posts this month, let’s start off with a welcome piece of honest political dialog. It comes from a State Department spokesperson. Mark Toner, who is about to start the daily State Department press briefing. In a joking matter, he makes the following quote: "Welcome to the State Department. I think we have some interns in the back. Welcome. Good to see you in this exercise in transparency and democracy."

He then burst out laughing at his own quote, indicating he also knew what a joke the Obama administration has been, especially Mr. Toner’s State Department, when it comes to cover ups, lack of transparency, denial of Freedom of Information Act requests, the prosecution of whistleblowers, etc. But at least it was a little refreshing to finally hear some actual honesty out of Washington as we see from the actual clip of the news conference:

http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2016/08/when-even-the-state-department-spokesperson-cant-keep-a-straight-face-about-things-anymore-video/

With that context of honesty, let’s see what other insanity has been going down:

1) We have had armed forces in Afghanistan since shortly after the 9-11 attacks about sixteen years ago. Since then thousands of U.S. troops have been killed and wounded and the country and its taxpayers probably have spent a trillion dollars or so in the process. For all of that expense in blood and money, one would have hoped that we have the situation under control.

And as always when dealing with the Washington political class, hope is never fulfilled. According to recent reporting in the Washington Post:

  • The Pentagon and the Trump administration are considering expanding military operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • As we have previously reported in this blog, the Taliban who were once on the run in the country, are back and as strong as ever, controlling more areas of the country then since the U.S. military and other NATO forces went into Afghanistan 16 years ago.
  • Actions being considered to regain the momentum in the country include sending more U.S. troops into the country and relieving Obama administration orders that hindered the military from fighting the way they thought necessary.
  • This military review of the current crisis situation was explained by Andrew Wilder, an Afghanistan expert at the U.S. Institute Of Peace: "The review is an opportunity to send a message that, yes, the U.S. is going to send more troops, but it's not to achieve a forever military victory – rather, it's to try to bring about a negotiated end to this conflict."
  • The current potential plan involves sending another 3,000 U.S. troops over there to supplement the 8,400 that are already there.
So after eight years of the Obama administration, we have another Obama foreign affairs failure. Thousands killed and wounded and billions and billions spent over the past eight years and the situation is somehow worse and not better. Insanity, fatal insanity.

2) One of the fifty steps we outlined in our book, “Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying the American Political Class,” was to force politicians with assets of over $3 million a year to forfeit their annual salary of about $174,000 a year. 

Given that we as a country have a Federal government national debt load of about $20 TRILLION, it would be a nice, symbolic move if the hundreds of millionaire members in Congress donated their annual salaries to either worthy causes (e.g. feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, treating the addicted) or apply their annual salaries to symbolically help reduce the onerous national debt.

But despite being rich beyond comprehension of most Americans, the really rich in Congress still insist they draw their annual salary even though it is a nit against their total wealth and annual income from other sources. Consider a recent LA Times article that amply demonstrated how Nancy Pelosi, a very, very rich person, still draws a salary that she does not need in any way:

  • According to a recent analysis of government documents that members of Congress need to file in the financial statements done by Roll Call, Nancy Pelosi is estimated to be worth about $29.3 million.
  • This means that her annual salary as a member of Congress is significantly below 1% when measured against her net worth of $29.3, in other words refusing to draw her annual salary would not put her in the poor house or cause her to starve to death.
  • Pelosi owns a vineyard estate back in California that is worth millions and millions of dollars so refusing her $174,000 salary every year would not make her homeless.
  • The property sells grapes that grow on the estate, providing another income stream for Pelosi.
  • Pelosi also owns another Napa Valley property that collects between $15,001 and $50,000 in rent every year.
  • That second property could be worth upwards of a million dollars.
  • She and her husband own a THIRD property, a townhouse near the Sugar Bowl Ski resort, that could be worth anywhere between $1 and $5 million.
  • She and her husband also have investments in Apple, Disney, and Facebook and her husband has financial stakes in several San Francisco office buildings and other commercial real estate investments elsewhere in the state.
And while it is obscene that Pelosi dares to take an annual salary while serving the country, given her personal and family wealth and the sad shape of the country’s debt situation, she is only the 15th richest member of Congress; there are actually 14 others in Congress that are wealthier than her but still draw a salary funded by burdened American taxpayers.

Please never tell me that we do not have an elitist political class in this country that for doing very little, and always screwing that up, make obscene amounts of money for themselves and their lobbyist friends.

3) Before we go any further on the next case of political class insanity, remember that in this country, everyone is assumed innocent until proven guilty. And that noble principle should be extended to the current mayor of Seattle despite the following accusations and realities:

  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recently announced that he will not run for reelection in that city after a series of accusations arose that he sexually abused teenage boys decades ago.
  • A fourth accuser recently came forward and he accused Murray of paying him for sex when he was a teenager decades ago.
  • This fourth accuser claims that he was introduced to Murray by a Delvonn Heckard who filed a lawsuit recently that claimed he was also abused by the Mayor back in the 1980s
  • Murray had the following statement after announcing he was not going to run for reelection: “It tears me to pieces to step away but I believe it’s in the best interest of this city that I love.”
Again, innocent until proven guilty. But if he is guilty, we have just another example of how broken our political processes have become since it has allowed deviant, greedy, and inept people to infect our political and government processes from the local through the Federal government levels.

More insanity to follow.

Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


www.loathemygovernment.com

It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:


http://www.reason.com
http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

http://www.conventionofstates.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w