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French and Malian troops begin restoring control in Timbuktu
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Ex-Detroit Mayor Back In Custody For Weekend
[HOSTED.AP.ORG] Former bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962...
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was locked up for the weekend Friday for violating parole in a 2008 criminal case that bounced him from office.
"How're the returns looking, Eustus?"
"We're losing the dead vote, Yer Honor!"

Kilpatrick was not nabbed but arrived on his own after another day at the federal courthouse, where he's on trial for alleged corruption in a completely separate matter.
"Your honor, my client requests a four day recess!"
"What for, Counsellor?"
"He's gotta spend a few days in jail!"

The Michigan Department of Corrections said Kilpatrick committed 14 violations related to his failure to report certain financial transactions last fall, especially money transfers to his wife, Carlita. He still owes Detroit $855,000 in restitution and is required to report gifts and other income as a condition of his parole.
This article starring:
Kwame Kilpatrick
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It wouldn't be Detroit if we didn't have an ex-mayor either in the pokey or under indictment.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/27/2013 16:17 Comments || Top||

FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican
Could have been worse, could have been an underage Benedictine...
Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties.
Could have been worse, the pro could have been a Rethuglican...
The documents, which The Daily Caller had obtained hours earlier from an anonymous source, also indicate that Carrie Levine, research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), was alerted on April 9, 2012 to Menendez's habit of paying for sex while outside the United States.
Apparently it's not a crime in the Dominican Republic...
ABC News senior investigative producer Rhonda Schwartz was aware as early as May 2, 2012, the documents show, when Levine wrote a source in the Dominican Republic to say that she had "shared your allegations, but not your identities, with a respected, trusted journalist with whom we have worked on other stories."
Nothing for him to worry about. He's from Noo Joisey. What was that thing about being found in bed with a dead girl or a live boy?
That was Eddie Edwards and he was in Louisiana ... oh, okay, I get your point...
Posted by: Beavis || 01/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If the House won't have him, he could always join the UN.
Posted by: gorb || 01/27/2013 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  The MSM will portray Menendez as a victim and he will run for President as a Donk hero.

Think Jon Corzine who misplaced hundreds of millions of his clients funds at M F Global. He got a free pass.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 01/27/2013 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  he could always join the UN.
Or the Secret Service.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/27/2013 2:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Isn't he the screwball donk who gave the Hildebeast that shameless, bootlicking introduction at the Benghazi ARB (Accountability Review Board) last week ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2013 3:37 Comments || Top||

#5  An even less than nothing to see here moment, for sure.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2013 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Somehow Menendez was able to kick the can down the road until after the elections. Someone, cough, cough, such as BHO didn't want blowback.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2013 9:25 Comments || Top||

#7  ICE also pulled their expulsion of an illegal alien sex-offender Menendez-campaign volunteer til after the election. No corruption here
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2013 10:03 Comments || Top||

#8  The quote does originate from Louisiana, but Edwards (running against Klan/Nazi candidate David Duke, his supporters actually had bumper stickers proclaiming: "Vote for the crook - It's important" and it was) was merely quoting an earlier and more prominent demogogue, Huey Long (who may have stolen the quote from someone even earlier and more obscure).
Posted by: Odysseus || 01/27/2013 10:10 Comments || Top||

#9  I had that bumper sticker....
Edwin was crooked, but in a fairly benign way, especially compared with today's politicians.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/27/2013 17:29 Comments || Top||

#10  ABC's This Week had Senator Menendez on its program. Not one question about the FBI inquiry.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/27/2013 17:50 Comments || Top||

#11  And that surprises you, Pappy?

any thing with a D after its name gets a apass; others, notsomuch.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 01/27/2013 18:18 Comments || Top||

#12  (Not a rhetorical question: I'm curious) Why is the FBI involved? I didn't think we had any jurisdiction in the Dominican Republic.
Posted by: James || 01/27/2013 20:46 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Boehner full of regret over 'fiscal-cliff' moves
[THEHILL] Speaker John It is not pronounced 'Boner!' Boehner
... the occasionally weepy leader of House Republicans...
(R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his "fiscal-cliff" strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate.
Apparently it doesn't make him feel any real shame, otherwise he'd have stepped down as Speaker, maybe even from the House.
In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to hit on Jan. 1.
The Dems don't spend a lot of time worrying about Publican "demands."
Instead, Boehner delivered a formal speech at the Capitol on the day after President B.O. won a second term, in which he offered a major Republican concession -- new tax revenue as part of a broader fiscal deal.
"Hokay. We surrender! Whatever principles we had are now abandoned!"
"Looking back, what I should have done the day after the election was to make it clear the House has passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates, the House has passed a bill to replace the sequester with cuts in mandatory spending, and the Senate ought to do its work," Boehner said. "We're ready, able and willing to work with the Senate as soon as they produce a bill. It should have been what I said. You know, again, hindsight is 20-20."
Shut up and step down.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He feels regret. And he will continue to feel regret every time he does it.

Posted by: DarthVader || 01/27/2013 2:20 Comments || Top||

Posted by: junkiron || 01/27/2013 7:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Did he cry? If so he may get a guest spot on Oprah.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2013 9:23 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm eagerly awaiting future mea culpas from Boehner for his upcoming rollovers on scamnesty and a national sales tax.

Posted by: charger || 01/27/2013 12:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Beautiful, junkiron.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2013 16:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah r-i-i-i-ght, dey said the same thingy to me about how to pronounce "ARKANSAS".
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/27/2013 20:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Do the honorable thing.
Posted by: Threremble and Company4423 || 01/27/2013 22:07 Comments || Top||

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to retire
[Washington Post] Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) will not seek reelection in 2014, he announced Saturday.
He's the senator-for-life from Iowa. He'll be 75 next election, which would make him 81 when his next term expired. He ran his first, unsuccessful, race in 1972, and he worked as an aide to a Democrat congressman before that. He was elected to Congress in 1975, which means he'll have been warming his seat for forty solid years.
"It's just time to step aside," Harkin, 73, told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named, noting that he would be 81 by the end of another term.
I just said that.
Multiple Democratic aides have confirmed the decision, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has issued a statement.
"We neither confirm nor deny..."
Harkin's decision makes him the third senator up for reelection this cycle to announce his retirement. Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) have both announced they will not seek another term.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Harkin, Dodd and Kerry, the three biggest commie lovers in the Senate, out. Unless the dems can get Sean Penn, Jeff Immelt and George Soros elected to the Senate, an era is over...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2013 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Thought he came with the Senate building--a permanent fixture.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2013 9:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Add Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein, to the list. There are probably a few more who could be added. Some of these senators are up for election in 2014.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2013 9:30 Comments || Top||

#4  another "Viet Nam War air combat Vet" liar removed too. *spit*
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2013 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Would it be too crass to ad pooping on their faces?
Posted by: Jonter Phuting8846 || 01/27/2013 13:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Wish I could do that to Harkin. He's been Senators longer than I've been alive. I'd be optimistic, but Des Moines is stuck on stupid. So I look for a hand-picked successor in 2014 to be elected.
Posted by: Charles || 01/27/2013 14:22 Comments || Top||

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  French and Malian troops begin restoring control in Timbuktu
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Fri 2013-01-25
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