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Ex-Rep. Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years for Bribery – FOXNews.com

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

No.  It can’t be.  Every time a corrupt democrat is jailed, the terrorists win!  Don’t you understand?  You must all be racists!

The former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 cash in his freezer following an FBI bribery sting was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, the longest term ever imposed on a congressman convicted of bribery.

Prosecutors wanted the 62-year-old William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, to serve at least 27 years in prison. The defense wanted less than 10 years and hoped Jefferson could remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction.

Jefferson said nothing in court after he was sentenced. He was convicted in August of 11 counts, including bribery and racketeering. Prosecutors at his two-month trial said he took roughly $500,000 in bribes and sought millions more. He was acquitted of five other charges, including the one most closely associated with the money in his freezer.

Ex-Rep. Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years for Bribery – FOXNews.com

Obama Administration Intends to Purge Republicans From the Civil Service – Erick’s blog – RedState

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

We don’t care about performance, skill, etc.  All we care about is… do they Obey Obama.  If not, they need to go!

Via Instapundit comes word that the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to purge the federal government of Republican civil servants all in the name of purify the federal bureaucracy.

You can read the OPM memo here.

It is a typical Washington process that many political appointees are able to take jobs within the civil service once their political appointment expires — usually at the conclusion of one administration. What often happens as well is Congressional staffers, before an election or shortly thereafter, will move over to the Executive Branch placed into the civil service, in effect, by appointment.

So, for example, when George Bush became President in 2001, a number of Clinton political appointees became civil service employees. As a result, they became subject to civil service hiring and firing rules, which meant they could no longer be replaced simply for having been a Democratic appointee.

Barack Obama is changing that. He intends to purge all Republicans from the federal bureaucracy retroactive to five years ago.

Obama Administration Intends to Purge Republicans From the Civil Service – Erick’s blog – RedState

9/11 Mastermind To Be Tried In NYC Civilian Court, Cole Mastermind In Military Court | Right Wing News

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

I am so pissed, I can’t even think straight.

File this under "are you fracking kidding me?"

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other men accused in the plot will be prosecuted in federal court in New York City, a federal law enforcement official said early on Friday.

As Jammie Wearing Fool points out, this is going to create a massive circus, one in which the defense will not be able to defend the actions of their client, but use the trial as a way of bashing Bush and the GWoT. What will happen with the secret information gained from KSM? Will we tell the world all about our means and methods, meaning Al Qaeda will know? And, can you imagine if the prosecutors lose the case?

But Obama the administration will prosecute Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri — the detainee accused of planning the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen — and several other detainees before a military commission, the official said.

9/11 Mastermind To Be Tried In NYC Civilian Court, Cole Mastermind In Military Court | Right Wing News

What to do during the National Anthem

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Actions during the National Anthem:

Military: Salute the flag

Civilian:  Face the flag and cover your heart with your right hand

Obama:  Cover your nads and look at the telepompter

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Salute, pledge, something! Anything! Pretend to be a proud American, creep.

The teleprompter is saluting. Look, it is.

Above photo: President Barack Obama at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to mark Veterans Day, November 11, 2009. (photo hat tip Katherine)

FLASHBACK: Another great American O-moment:

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Obama crotch salute

Who is this guy? – Atlas Shrugs

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