Who BlahGo (IL-Gov) should appoint to US Senate NOW, and why they should accept? Plus, Special Election, Mike Ditka, Special Prosecutor, and more… [UPDATE]
In this Article, The Blagojevich ordeal basics, following the Obama connections, Chicago thug Politics, the need for a Special Election, Mike Ditka, who should Blagojevich appoint IMMEDIATELY regardless of this controversy (before he is stripped of authority to do so), and more… (now including updates: “Burris appointment” and “Harry Reid right for the wrong reasons” as well as, in the be careful what you wish | Read More »
, Alan Keyes
, Barack Obama
, Democratic Party
, Green Party
, Harry Reid
, leon panetta
, Libertarian Party
, Norm Coleman
, pay to play
, Rod Blagojevich
, Roland Burris
, special election
, US Senate
For All Of The Big Government Advocates Out There
Take note of this. Yes, that’s right, the people you believe ought to have more power may well be mini-Blagojevichs and/or mini-Stevenses. Still think that expanding government beyond its Constitutionally appointed limits is a good idea? Because if so, I am genuinely frightened.
Charges Against Blago Imply Obama Camp Link
The Chicago Tribune has posted the text of the federal complaint against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It’s a fascinating read. And one of the specific charges seems to strongly imply that the Governor or his representatives contacted someone in the Obama campaign seeking to trade the designation of Barack Obama’s successor in the Senate for the job as Secretary of HHS. Did Obama or someone | Read More »
More ethical concerns about Charlie Rangel.
Well, I don’t like revisiting the subject. It’s easily fixed: boot the guy from his committee chairmanship. Anyway, I missed this latest about Rep Rangel’s murky ways from last week, but (via Instapundit) the New York Post is happy to highlight it for our attention: MORE RANGEL MUCK The ethical clouds hanging over Rep. Charlie Rangel grow thicker by the day. Thursday, it came to | Read More »
And Now the Government Comes After the Bloggers?
“Gubbmint isn’t the solution,” Ronald Reagan famously said. “Gubbmint is the problem!” Well, until Al Gore invented our wonderful Internet world, there were darn few ways we common citizens could highlight just what the “problem” of government was. But, happily, we bloggers have become the modern version of our Founders plying the pamphleteer’s trade. Now, via the incredible world of blogging, we can spy a | Read More »
The Evils of Card Check
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Obama Chief of Staff Refuses to Talk ‘Card Check’
The Wall Street Journal reports that in a meeting with business leaders, Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel refused to reassert the Obama administration’s determination to pursue “card check.”He was asked his views on the push by labor unions to allow workplaces to be organized with the signing of cards attesting to union support rather than a secret ballot. Mr. Emanuel declined to say whether | Read More »
LA’s Water and Power Board Allowing Union to Program ‘Green ‘ Spending W/O Public Participation?
According to the website CityWatchLA.com, it looks like the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners seems to be so cozy with its public employees union that it is planning massive new “Green” programs without taking them before the public for approval. In a piece on a proposed Rate Payers Advocate position to monitor the DWP, Jack Humphreville gave us this interesting tidbit: The | Read More »
Calif. Lawmakers Try SEIU Intervention
The Services Employee International Union (SEIU) is still making plans to initiate a hostile take over of its sister union in California, the United Healthcare Workers (UHW), by imposing a trusteeship upon them, ousting the UHW’s elected officers.Now more than 240 lawmakers and community organizers in California have signed an open letter calling for the SEIU to jettison its hostile plans and to peaceably settle | Read More »
Denver Post Now Against Card Check?
Now that their messiah, The One, “O”bama is fairly elected… NOW the Denver Post comes out to attack the Democrat’s and the union’s idea of “card check”? Apparently so, because on November 16, the Post had an editorial titled “Paying off labor harmful to unity.” And, boy, they don’t just mince around the issue, either.Obama and the Democratic majority should resist the urge to pay | Read More »
Brace for the Invasion
Elections don’t have consequence when Republicans win them. We are more likely to punish our friends and reward our enemies than vice versa. By way of illustration, you might note that the only place GWB’s USDOJ Public Integrity Section spent much time and effort was in one of America’s reddest states, Alaska. The Democrats don’t share our confusion as to friends and enemies.Republicans now have | Read More »
Auto Bailout Becoming a Sop to Unions?
With the precedent set of a bailout from Washington, the automakers are crawling and sticking their hands out for a new bailout for them. But, will a bailout for the Auto Industry actually go to the Industry or will it be a sop to unions? Unfortunately, it looks like an auto industry bailout will feature some of those millions going to unions to fund weakly | Read More »
Airline Unions Want Obama’s Help Bankrupting Airlines
During the campaign it came to light that Barack Obama had claimed that he wanted to bankrupt America’s coal industry and make all our electrical rates skyrocket. Well, now that he is president elect Obama, airline unions are hoping that he’ll also come to their aid and help bankrupt the airlines. At least, that is what the things these unions want Obama to help them | Read More »
Unions Prepared for BIG Payday With New Prez
As we’ve been warning here on the blog, unions are ready for a big payoff for having pumped hundreds of millions of their members’ dues money into Barack Obama’s campaign and The New York Times published a story that presents it all as a wonderful thing, naturally.And, in keeping with the Times’ journalistic malpractice, quite a few things are misrepresented in favor of the unions. | Read More »
Stunning Defeat of SEIU by Puerto Rican Teachers Union
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) thought that it had things all wrapped up in Puerto Rico this year. This most powerful of American unions even held its annual convention on the sunny isle to showcase its power to overawe its intended prey. Apparently the small, local teachers union had other ideas, though. The SEIU blew into Puerto Rico to gobble up the Federación de | Read More »