August, 2010

 

JoAnn Chiakulas Blagojevich juror speaks out, Prosecution case weak, Emphasis on selling Obama senate seat

JoAnn Chiakulas Blagojevich juror speaks out, Prosecution case weak Although I do not totally agree with Blagojevich juror JoAnn Chiakulas, she does make a point about the case that the prosecution didn’t make against ex governor Rod Blagojevich. JoAnn Chiakulas has finally spoken out about her decisions. From the Chicago Tribune August 27, 2010. “Battling stomach pains and fatigue, JoAnn Chiakulas would take the train into the city each morning knowing that her resolve was disappointing some people and infuriating others. But the 67-year-old grandmother said she also knew thatRead More


Shirley Sherrod story, Rest of story, Media coverage, Pigford v Glickman, Obama, Citizen Wells open thread, August 27, 2010

Shirley Sherrod story, Rest of story, Media coverage, Pigford v Glickman, Obama Has anyone out there heard Fox or any other major media player cover the complete Shirley Sherrod story and her connection to the controversy in the Pigford v Glickman payouts to black farmers? This story has been hovering in my mind for several weeks. On February 23, 2010 Drill Down reported the following. “Last Thursday, February 18th, 2010; the United States Department of Agriculture agreed to pay “Black Farmers” an additional 1.25 billion dollars to settle a previouslyRead More


Blagojevich trial early January 2011, Update, Attorneys Adam Sr and Jr may represent Blagojevich pro bono

Blagojevich trial early January 2011, Update, Attorneys Adam Sr and Jr may represent Blagojevich pro bono From the Chicago Tribune August 26, 2010. “The judge who presided over Rod Blagojech’s corruption trial says he’ll likely set the retrial for early January and reiterated that he probably won’t allow the former governor to have more than two taxpayer-funded lawyers. Judge James Zagel said today he would be open to allowing more attorneys if they volunteered their time, or allowing attorneys paid for by a benefactor. Zagel said the trial date willRead More


Blagojevich retrial hearing, August 26, 2010, Judge James Zagel, Citizen Wells open thread

Blagojevich retrial hearing, August 26, 2010, Judge James Zagel The retrial hearing for Rod Blagojevich takes place today, Thursday, August 26, 2010. From the Chicago Tribune. “The retrial of Rod Blagojevich could look decidedly different from the first go-around if the bombastic father-and-son team of Sam Adam and Sam Adam Jr. drop off the case, as the former governor’s lead lawyers have hinted since last week. Both Adams have suggested they want out of a repeat performance, with the younger one telling attorneys in the case that it’s time forRead More


Unemployment facts, Bush tax cuts, Democrat Congress is problem, Socialist President and Congress bigger problem, Citizen Wells open thread, August 25, 2010

Unemployment facts, Bush tax cuts, Democrat Congress is problem, Socialist President and Congress bigger problem The Bush Tax Cuts were enacted in 2003 with a Republican president and Congress. The Democrats took control of Congress in 2006. Many lies about the economy and unemployment rate have been told, including consistently by Obama. These numbers do not lie. Historical unemployment rates Dec-2002 6.0%  Jan-2003 5.8%   Feb-2003 5.9%   Mar-2003 5.9%   Apr-2003 6.0%   May-2003 6.1%   Jun-2003 6.3%   Jul-2003 6.2%   Aug-2003 6.1%   Sep-2003 6.1%   Oct-2003 6.0%   Nov-2003 5.8%   Dec-2003 5.7%   Jan-2004 5.7%   Feb-2004 5.6%  Read More