Posts Tagged ‘Blagojevic’

Seat Roland Burris – Follow Law!!

December 31, 2008

I despise Gov. Blagojevic and condemn his many wrongful actions and omissions. However, I support the rule of law.

Under Illinois law concerning the duties of the Secretary of State, it is the mandatory DUTY of the Secretary of State to sign, seal, deliver, and file all documents issued by the Governor. For Secretary of State White to refuse to sign and seal the Governor’s documents amounted to usurping the powers of the Governor and violating the law in regards to powers of the Secretary of State. Gov. Blagojevic has a mandatory duty to appoint a Senator to fill a vacancy. The Senate rules require them to seat a Senator when the appointment paper signed by the Governor and the Secretary of State is received. End of story!

Anyone refusing to obey these laws and rules is snubbing their nose at the Constitution and the rule of law. Shame on Obama, Reid, White, and all the Senators who oppose seating Burris. I expect more from Obama – a constitutional law professor! People in Illinois have a right to be represented by two Senators at this critical moment in history, when the United States is in crisis.

The Senate is hypocritical. They have seated a convicted felon – Alaska Senator, a Senator convicted of a sex crime, and they acknowledge that Burris is honest, qualified, and a Governor has a legal duty to fill a vacancy. Roland Burris is one of the few African-American elder statesmen who is untainted and qualified for this office. We should rapidly embrace his appointment. The arrest of Blagojevic pushed him to abandon pay-to-play and we should be thankful of this development.

Burris has donated money to Blagojevic campaign and many other Democrats’ campaigns and this is not pay-to-play in such small amounts, consistently given over years. His law firm has had a few relatively small contracts with people seeking state contracts and with the State. This is reasonable considering the narrow expertise of his law firm and goal of helping businesses obtain minority contracts. This is not pay-to-play. This is a normal business practice for a specialty law firm in this area. Anyone who tries to make more out of this is unfair.

Burris has lost several elections for Governor and Chicago Mayor because he is independent and NOT completely controlled by the cabal of corruption. He is exactly the person we need as Senator to help break the back of the machine in Illinois.

Burris should immediately seek an emergency mandamus from the courts to FORCE Secr. of State Jess White to sign and seal the Senate appointment document from the Governor. If ten days pass by law without his signature and seal, the document becomes void. Then Governor Blagojevic may just keep re-issuing his appointment letter every ten days until White signs it. If Secr. of State White refuses this mandatory and NOT discretionary duty, he should be impeached and removed from office for dereliction of duty harming the State and the Country for denying a full complement of Senators to the State and the Country. I find White’s refusal to sign the document and seal it as arrogant, misguided, illegal, and harmful to the State and the Country.

If Roland Burris is indicted and convicted for something he would automatically lose his position as Senator by law. If he was found mentally or physically unfit for duty, then there are procedures the Senate can take to remove him. I find it obscene that our incoming President and the majority of our Senators, as well as Secretary of State Jesse White would DEFY the rule of law and SNUB THEIR NOSES at the Constitution. They should not be allowed to act so atrociously! People should donate funds to Burris to help him quickly seek court orders to ensure he is seated.

Blogojevic is tainted but legally the Governor with duties he MUST perform. Would you want to invalidate any pardons he might give for prisoners who are proven innocent due to DNA evidence because of the taint over Blagojevic?  I have to assume the only reason to NOT SEAT Burris is because the politicians cannot control him – they didn’t choose him, and their cabal of corruption, along with their oligarchy, would be in jeapardy if he is seated!

Go Roland! Kick their ****!!

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“Be a TEAM Player” – Corruption and Patronage in Illinois

December 13, 2008

How do politicians in Cook County garner 70-80% of the vote – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Every public employee during political fundraising season is given a book of tickets to the fundraiser – BE A TEAM PLAYER and sell the tickets [or lose your job]!

Signs go up on lawns of employees of the Secretary of State’s Office and Cook County Sheriff’s Office – BE A TEAM PLAYER and support OUR candidates [or no promotions]!

Public employees who take short lunches so that can finish their work are told – “look, you’re making everyone feel bad by not taking the full lunch that you deserve and a little more” – BE A TEAM PLAYER [or lose your job]!

If  a public employee does his work too fast or too well he is told – “look at your colleagues, you are making them look bad – slow down [so we can hire another patronage worker to get out the vote] – don’t hurt their feelings – BE A TEAM PLAYER [or find a new job]!

Vote often and help the dead to vote – BE A TEAM PLAYER [keep the system going]!

If your neighbors don’t vote for the right candidate – perhaps they don’t deserve the same public services that WE deserve – spill their garbage, send out the building inspector to harass them, defame them, discredit them – BE A TEAM PLAY [or you won’t get services either]!

For corporations and businesses doing business with the State, County, or City – don’t forget to “donate” [kick-back, bribery] 10 % of the income the State GIVES you to the political fund “Friends of Madigan” or “Friends of Blagojevic” or “Friends of Jesse Jackson Jr.” or whomever – you know we can’t give contracts to people unless you are willing to BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Don’t forget the Sheriff’s staff, we need them out campaigning at all the polling places [in plain clothes on public time] to make sure no one “interferes” [or observes] our campaigning tactics [dirty deals] – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Don’t encourage any one immediately connected with the TEAM [Thompson, Daley, Stroger, Divine, Sheahan, Madigans, Burkes, Jones] to negotiate these “donations”,  explain the rules to our employees, or manage the money – BE  TEAM PLAYER!

The team can be informed orally and be at meetings but lets keep this part of the TEAM and don’t put anything in writing – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Finally – defame, wrongfully arrest, destroy, maliciously prosecute on false charges, even murder any one who gets in our way – Spread Fear to keep the TEAM in check – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BREAK THE CABAL OF CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS IS FOR THE US ATTORNEY TO ANNOUNCE A GENERAL AMNESTY TO ANYONE WHO COMES FORWARD WITH THE DETAILS ABOUT HOW THE TEAM WORKS AND THE CRIMINAL ACTS THAT WERE PERPETRATED BY THE TEAM, AS WELL AS GUARANTEE THAT ANYONE WHO IS THREATENED OR LOSES HIS JOB FOR COMING FORWARD AS A PATRIOT WILL BE PRETECTED AND THOSE WHO THREATEN THEM WILL GET VERY STIFF SENTENCES. THIS WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY, ELEVIATE FEAR, END THE CORRUPTION, AND ALLOW ILLINOIS TO MOVE ON WITH A LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM, HONESTY, AND CONCERN FOR ITS CITIZENS THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN. TRUTH COMMISSIONS WORKED IN SOUTH AFRICA – THEY CAN ALSO WORK IN ILLINOIS.

BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Why is Illinois So Corrupt?

December 12, 2008

Watch the videos on this site:

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/12/chicago-corruption-fighter-and-author.html

Robert Cooley is a former mafia lawyer who worked with corrupt Illinois officials and judges. He turned state’s witness and he explains how the Chicago “Machine” still run by Alderman Ed Burke who “picks” the judges and controls the Chicago City Finance Committee and his wife corrupt Illinois Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke still are up to their ears in the usual Illinois corruption. He talks how this cabal of corruption:

1- controls the media,

2-pays off the former U S Attorney and probably still pays off his middle men, hired during this super corrupt era, who hide stuff from present US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald so the only people prosecuted are fall guys like Blagojevic so as to take the heat off the real top dog crooks like:

A- Jim Thompson (former Gov X 16 years, Director of CIA oversight committee under 1st President Bush and member of 911 Commission under W)

B-Madigans (Speaker of the House Michael and his daughter, the most unqualified Illinois Attorney General in history, Lisa, who lauder all the bribery money kicked back from State, County and City contracts through their political fund “friends of Madigan”),

C-the Burkes, and

D-the Daleys(Richard – Chicago Mayor and partner of John Burge [the torturer to get murder confessions] while he was state’s attorney, John – Cook Co. Commissioner who controlled Co. Board President John Stroger Sr and his Son Todd who replaced him, and William, former Commerce Secr. under Clinton and now wants to be Gov of IL and
therefore needs to discredit Blagojevic and Lisa Madigan).

A summary of the “system” running Illinois in my view is as follows:

Illinois for too long has been under the control of the:

1- Kingdom of former Gov. Jim (Prince John) Thompson and

2-his Lords, Chicago Mayor Richard M. and Cook Co. Commissioner John Daley (sons of former Mayor Richard J.), County Board Pres. John Stroger Jr. (son of former County Board Pres. John Stroger),

3-House Speaker Michael and his daughter Atty Gen. Lisa Madigan

4-Alderman Ed (buddy of Fast Ed[dy] now convict Vrdolyak – both of them were leaders against African American Mayor Washington in the “council wars” 20 years ago) and IL. Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke,

5-former Sheriff (of Nottingham) Sheahan, and

6-Former State’s Attorney Richard (Gisbourne) Divine, as well as

7-other Lords such as former Sen. President Emil Jones and now his son Emil Jones Jr.

Political office is inherited in Illinois, elected by political patronage paid for by bribery (10% of all contracts SHALL be donated (kicked-back) to political funds such as “Friends of Madigan” and “Friends of Blagojevic”), and decided in closed back room “deals” (bribes, tit-for-tat, nothing to do with competency or experience, etc.). Its time we have a truth commission in Illinois to give clemency to low level players so that we can reveal the true extent of the corruption, encourage witnesses to come out of the woodwork and reveal their evidence, as well as start anew with a high level of transparency. We desperately need new blood in Illinois and help from the U.S. Attorney in breaking the cycle of corruption, bribery, kick-backs, patronage, and nepotism.

A UIC professor said: Patronage breeds corruption like garbage breeds flies. SOOO true in Illinois.

Other examples of inherited office in Illinois include US Representative Lipinsky and his son who replaced him in Washington DC, and Illinois Senate President Emil Jones and his son who has replaced him in the Senate.

Kim Long who authored a book about government corruption talks how corruption started in the colonial days and has continued with pockets of intense corruption in Illinois, Louisiana, and New Jersey.

For the early days of the “Chicago Machine” and corruption in Chicago see:

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2008/12/theres-sucker-born-every-minute-michael.html


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