William Jefferson (D-LA) Trial: The Defense Rests
Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday. The jury will begin deliberations Tuesday or Wednesday. William Jefferson defense rests after tapes played ALEXANDRIA, VA. — In a moment of courtroom drama Thursday, the prosecutors in the corruption trial of William Jefferson withdrew their objections and let the former New Orleans congressman’s attorneys play nearly 90 minutes of secretly taped recordings that the defense team said was | Read More »
They might riot next
This is just funny, funny, funny to watch. Do you really think Senators are going to be in a mood to socialize the American healthcare system after experiencing stuff like this from rural Louisiana:
Trial of William Jefferson (D-LA): More Scummy Deals Revealed
William Jefferson trial about to enter final lap Friday’s session began with testimony from Thomas Hardy, an official of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, who said that in his eight years with the agency he had never seen a member of Congress take such a hands-on interest in a project as Jefferson did in a fertilizer project in Nigeria. Hardy said he did not | Read More »
LA Dems Suffer Setback in Struggle for Womyn’s Rights and Equal Pay
The Democratic Party (A/K/A the Party of the Oppressed, the Party of Womyn’s Rights, the Party of Working People, Defenders of A Living Wage, etc.) have themselves a little image problem in the Bayou State, to wit: 2nd lawsuit filed against La. Democrats Kimberly Hulbert of St. Tammany Parish filed suit Tuesday against the party, accusing its former executive director, Britton Loftin, of repeatedly fondling | Read More »
The Trial of William Jefferson (D-LA), A First in Jurisprudence
From the diaries by Erick. Just a reminder: the Defendant in this case was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. The “honorable explanation” that he has promised since the $90,000 showed up in his freezer in 2005 turns out to be, “I didn’t take that money with the intention of bribing anyone. I took it with the intention of keeping it myself.” | Read More »
Rep John Fleming (R, LA-04): So, you want a Government-run health care plan, Democrats?
Fine. Sign yourselves up for it. Freshman GOP Rep John Fleming of Louisiana recently called for the Democrat-ruled Congress to live by the rules that they want to saddle on the rest of us: Over the past few weeks, members of Congress and the American people have come to know the details of the Administration’s proposed health care plan. Call it whatever you like, this | Read More »
Photos Detail $90,000 in Jefferson’s FREEZER!
Jefferson has pleaded innocent to 16 counts of public corruption including bribery, conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering. The Justice Department accuses Jefferson of using his congressional influence and office to promote American business deals in Africa in return to payments to himself and family members. Jefferson contends that he was acting as a private businessman who never conducted official congressional acts for the companies such | Read More »
Dem Senate candidates afraid to support card check?
Brian pointed to the bizarre reposition of Rep. Charles Melancon (D-LA) on card-check. But this points to a broader pattern. Senators running in 2010 in potentially contests Senate seats are afraid to take a position on the issue. For example, in Colorado, appointed Senator Michael Bennet is “stuck in neutral” on card check, according to the Denver Post. In Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln won’t support it. | Read More »
Jefferson (D-LA) Caught on Tape: “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)
As intrepid RedStater Jadedbypolitics points out, this story appears to be an exclusive to the New Orleans newspaper, as it has been widely ignored by all other outlets of the MSM. From the Times-Picayune: Four times, from four different camera angles, the prosecution played the July 30, 2005, [FBI] videotape of Jefferson receiving the briefcase from Lori Mody, the Virginia businesswoman who was his partner | Read More »
Jefferson: “I’m in the shadows behind the curtains somewhere.”
The jury trial of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) continues. The story is starting to have a familiar ring: Dear Sir or Madam: I am Vice President ATIKU ABUBAKAR of Nigeria. I have obtained your contact through a close business associate who assured me of your utmost confidentiality, as a distinguished and highly tenured member of the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, U.S.A. | Read More »
NRSC Already Hitting Charlie Melancon
This is going to be a fun election. Melancon has tried to play himself off as a conservative Democrat for a while, including opposing cap-and-trade. But his heart just isn’t in that role.
Jefferson Trial Update: Cooking the Books
The Jefferson family’s “consulting” firm, the ANJ Group, had a unique business plan that was successful in keeping profit margins high. N.O. accountant testifies that Jefferson family firm took in cash, but incurred no expenses Jack Swetland, a New Orleans CPA who served as the Democratic congressman’s tax accountant and campaign treasurer, said he was aware that the ANJ Group, named for Jefferson’s wife and | Read More »
Monday Afternoon Cultural Upliftenment, Courtesy the Louisiana Legislature
VIDEO: Halle Berry, She’s Fine To the tune of, well, whatever: Bow bow bow (etc.) She fine den a b****, a** and her t*** Thick in tha hips every n** want her Call her Halle Berry, Halle berry Halle Berry, Halle berry She walkin like a model Hands on your knees Scrub the ground She ain’t nothing but a tease Halle Berry, Halle berry Halle | Read More »
Rewarding party loyalty: Kirk, Castle, and Cao.
Like RS’s Erick Erickson and TNR’s Ironman, I instinctively shy from a boycott of the NRCC because they had eight members out of one hundred and seventy eight who flunked a test vote. Some of the names on that list hurt to see, and a couple are exercises in teeth-grinding; but perfect is the enemy of the good, and Congressional Republicans have done a good | Read More »
U.S. Att’y Jim Letten, FBI Smell Something Fishy in New Orleans City Hall
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten today announced an investigation in New Orleans City Hall, this time into the city’s ill-fated foray into anti-crime surveillance cameras. And, yes, this investigation will reach into Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin’s office. U.S. Attorney’s office confirms federal investigation into City Hall Letten’s success in bringing charges against corrupt New Orleans-area Democrats has been previously chronicled in these pages, here,here, here, here, | Read More »