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  1. The dinner was pretty funny. But the joke about Air Force One being taken for a joy ride over NYC was pretty low class and disturbing. The rest was pretty darn funny..esp the Rush comment and Hilary/Mexico comment.
  2. I am sure many of you already know, I did not vote for Obama. I do not agree with probably 70% of his policies or what he has done so far, but I watched the press conference? Was his side-kick, the teleprompter there? Anyway. He is going to overexpose himself, because these press conferences are too numerous already. But they are what they are. I love the softball questions lol. I think the reporters know, don't you dare ask tough, hard hitting questions lol But he has not really done anything yet other than kill my childrens future and load them with debt. I agreed on the stem cell issue. But that is about it right now. Hopefully soon he will do something that I find suitable, but he is my President, so I do care what he says or does. The Repubs did make many mistakes, but they are also taking heat for doing things that are/were necessary that people just felt the need to attack them for. The Left had a GREAT communication device in calling Repubs liars, murder's etc and portraying Obama as the second coming. it worked, good for them. But they better turn this country around NOW and do it AS promised or else they should be voted out. Even if the transparacy line is a huge joke and he treats the WH like a dorm room!
  3. I don't feel sorry for anyone. Both parties screwed this country up, but the Dems just did a way better job of spreading the hate and fear around. Obama came in with all these fake promises and hopes and now has to backtrack like a little puppy when he finally gets his chance. That is the down side of politics, people believe WAY too much of the campaign talk. Great, we are funding abortions in other countries, wonderful news. We are paying to keep the Smithosian open more, and now I have over a $27,000 mortgage on my life because the idiots in control pass a massive spending bill that will not stimulate the economy, but rather GIVE money to earmarks and pet projects...good lord, did we learn nothing over the last 8 years? Everyone of us is a REAL American Roman, whether you are on the left, right or indifferent. That comment is purely disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself. But once a hater, always a hater, and that is too bad for you and your way of life.
  4. Wow and the "mania" continues LOL.....great to be an American
  5. Taxes....it was just an innocent mistake....that everyone else gets punished for. I for one LOVE the change that Obama is bringing......lets say we are changing the ethical standard of DC and not allowing lobbyists in the door...except for the ones that he really really likes. And lets nominate a man to lead the Treasury department who failed several times to pay taxes. man, all these changes in the first 15 days is making my head spin!
  6. I am no fan of many of the Dumbocraps that are in office, but there are several I admire and appreciate. I never once suggested or even hinted that this kind of thing is only something that the Dems would do. That would be laughable at best. But what is it with Chicago....does it have to do with the mob? Good lord, are the Dems and Repubs all the same? I just hope that the President Elect has NOTHING to do with this and I doubt he does, although the statements by Axlerod say otherwise (Obama said he never talked to the Gov, but the man who was along side him the past two years at every turn said he did LOL). But a converstation between Obama and the Corrupt Gov mean nothing, unless of course the pay for play topic came up. Which I doubt highly that it did. I am no fan of many of the Dumbocraps that are in office, but there are several I admire and appreciate. I never once suggested or even hinted that this kind of thing is only something that the Dems would do. That would be laughable at best. But what is it with Chicago....does it have to do with the mob? Good lord, are the Dems and Repubs all the same? I just hope that the President Elect has NOTHING to do with this and I doubt he does, although the statements by Axlerod say otherwise (Obama said he never talked to the Gov, but the man who was along side him the past two years at every turn said he did LOL). But a converstation between Obama and the Corrupt Gov mean nothing, unless of course the pay for play topic came up. Which I doubt highly that it did.
  7. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/09/ill...rnor/index.html Blagojevich free on $4,500 bail after arrestStory Highlights NEW: Gov. Rod Blagojevich released on $4,500 bail, forfeits passport NEW: Barack Obama says he had "no contact" as governor chose his successor Blagojevich arrested, accused of conspiring to sell Obama's Senate seat Governor can still appoint Obama's successor despite arrest, U.S. attorney says (CNN) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to hear federal corruption charges against him. He was released on $4,500 bail. Rod Blagojevich is serving his second term as governor of Illinois. The governor, who appeared in court in a blue jogging suit, also had to forfeit his passport. FBI agents arrested Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, early Tuesday on federal corruption charges related in part to the selection of President-elect Barack Obama's successor to the Senate, the U.S. attorney's office said. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald declared Tuesday a "sad day for government." "Gov. Blagojevich has taken us to a new low," he said. "This conduct would make [Abraham] Lincoln roll over in his grave." Fitzgerald said the government had bugged the governor's campaign office and placed a tap on his home phone. Obama reacted to the news at a press conference on Tuesday. "Obviously, like the rest of the people of Illinois, I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the U.S. attorney's office today," he said. "But as this is an ongoing investigation involving the governor, I don't think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time." When asked by reporters whether he had any contact with Blagojevich about the Senate seat, Obama said he had no contact with the governor or his office. "I was not aware of what was happening," he added. Fitzgerald said the case required "unusual measures" because of actions Blagojevich was expected to take soon, including filling the vacant Senate seat. "There were a lot of things going on that were imminent," he said. "We were in the middle of a corruption crime scene and we wanted to stop it," Fitzgerald said. Watch: Fitzgerald discusses Obama's Senate seat » One big question now is whether Blagojevich retains the right to name Obama's successor if he remains in custody or even under indictment. The answer is yes, according to Fitzgerald. Jay Stewart, executive director of Chicago's Better Government Association, agreed. He said Blagojevich retains the right to fill the senate vacancy until he's out of office, which won't happen unless he quits or is removed from office by impeachment. At a press conference Tuesday, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, said he wants the Illinois Legislature to act quickly to pass a law setting a special election to fill Obama's seat, in order to prevent Blagojevich from making a tainted appointment or there being a lengthy vacancy in the Senate. "No appointment by this governor under these circumstances could produce a credible replacement," Durbin said. iReport.com: What do you think of Blagojevich's corruption charges? Fitzgerald said Blagojevich was looking to pull $8 million in funding for a children's hospital after the hospital's chief executive officer did not give a $50,000 contribution to the governor's campaign. Also, Fitzgerald said, it was expected that Blagojevich would soon sign into law a bill that would direct a percentage of casino revenue to the horse racing industry -- a bill supported by someone who contributed $100,000. "To let that bill be signed, to me, would be very, very troubling," Fitzgerald said. The governor's office, in an afternoon statement, said the allegations "do nothing to impact the services, duties or function of the state." "Our state will continue to ensure health, safety and economic stability for the citizens of Illinois." Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said the governor should use a provision in the Illinois constitution that allows him to step down, but not necessarily to resign. "I recommend to the governor to realize ... that he cannot carry out his responsibilities of office today, and he should, in my opinion, step aside." Quinn, a Democrat like Blagojevich, said under the provision, a determination can be made later as to whether he can return to office. Quinn said he had not spoken to Blagojevich at length since summer 2007. In a 76-page affidavit, federal authorities say wiretaps caught Blagojevich conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat in exchange for financial benefits for himself and his wife, Patti. The governor also often weighed the option of appointing himself to the Senate seat, saying he was "stuck" at governor and might have access to more resources as a senator than as a governor, the affidavit says. A Senate seat could also help him remake his image ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016. "If ... they're not going to offer anything of any value, then I might just take it," he said in one conversation. At times, he discussed obtaining a substantial salary for himself at a nonprofit organization or an organization affiliated with labor unions, as well as placing his wife on paid corporate boards where she might make as much as $150,000 a year, the government said. During one recorded conversation, Blagojevich said he needed to consider his family and said he was financially hurting, the affidavit said. "I want to make money," Blagojevich said, according to the affidavit. The intercepted phone calls also caught the governor and Harris discussing the possibility of the Tribune Company's obtaining assistance from the Illinois Finance Authority in efforts to sell the Cubs and the financing or sale of Wrigley Field, the government said. The company owns the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs, and Wrigley Field. Tribune Co., announced Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Blagojevich allegedly directed Harris to tell Tribune officials that state assistance would be withheld unless members of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board were fired. The Illinois governor saw them as "driving discussion of his possible impeachment," the affidavit said. "Our recommendation is fire all those [expletive] people, get 'em the [expletive] out of there and get us some editorial support," the governor allegedly said in one phone call. Federal authorities also allege the governor and Harris schemed with others -- including convicted real estate developer Antoin "Tony" Rezko -- to obtain financial benefits for himself, his family and others, including his campaign committee, Friends of Blagojevich. Reports from the Chicago Tribune last week said federal authorities were investigating the governor and were secretly taping his conversations -- with the help of his former congressional chief of staff, John Wyem. "I don't believe there's any cloud that hangs over me," Blagojevich told WLS-TV in Chicago on Monday, as he responded to the reports of wiretapping. "I think there's nothing but sunshine hanging over me." He added, "By the way, I should say if anyone wants to tape my conversations, go right ahead, feel free to do it. I appreciate anybody who wants to tape me openly." Blagojevich, who turns 52 on Wednesday, is in his second four-year term as Illinois governor. His term ends January 2011. Before that, he served as a U.S. congressman for Illinois' 5th district from 1997 until 2003, according to his online biography. He and his wife have two daughters. The state's last governor, George Ryan, was convicted in April 2006 on racketeering and fraud charges. Ryan reported to a federal prison in Wisconsin in November 2007 to serve a 6½-year sentence. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States said it would not hear an appeal from Ryan.
  8. It is pretty sad that we are left with almost a complete group of people who do not deserve to win. Here is hoping for Matty or Bob to win, the rest are the most pathetic excuses of "players" ever on this show!
  9. It got off to a slow start, but after last week, its back to where it should be...and this week looks even better.
  10. What a shocker...good for the guys who pulled it off. I like Alex, too bad he is a target. Dreamz is a moron...as well as mookie. Greatest unexpected tribal council ever
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