Ex-DC councilman pleads guilty to fed...

Ex-DC councilman pleads guilty to federal bank fraud; corruption scandals dog DC government

There are 18 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 8, 2012, titled Ex-DC councilman pleads guilty to federal bank fraud; corruption scandals dog DC government. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Kwame Brown, who resigned his seat earlier this week, admitted in federal court to submitting false documents, including forging the name and signature of a college friend and overstating his income by tens of thousands of dollars.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jun 8, 2012


Kwame Brown = Typical Democrat Politician. Corrupt to the Core.


“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 8, 2012


And these are the same Clowns that want to be a "State"???


Don't make me Laugh!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jun 8, 2012
Corrupt officials have been brought down in other cities, including Detroit and Chicago, but the problem is magnified in a city where the governing body has 13 members, effectively functions as a state legislature and operates less than three blocks from the White House.

“Whether it’s resignations, investigations, whatever it is — I think it’s had a very bad effect,” said Councilmember Mary Cheh, now the panel’s acting chair.“People are feeling demoralized, I think they’re feeling disappointed.”

Cheh said the pleas and investigations risk setting back the goal of gaining more autonomy for District residents.

“It certainly gives (critics) ammunition to say,‘What kind of a system are you running over there?’” she said.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jun 8, 2012
Maw used to tell me they wuz born to steal, that they just couldn't help it. She said they would steal the butter out of a biscuit, if given half a chance. who knows what they would steal if they got a full chance.
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#5 Jun 8, 2012
Hmmmm, isn't Walker under investigation for criminal activities? I can't wait to see the juicy headline on that one!

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#6 Jun 8, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Hmmmm, isn't Walker under investigation for criminal activities? I can't wait to see the juicy headline on that one!
Hahaha, when you can't admit that you are wrong you try to vilify the one who proved it.

hey, read about Kwame Brown today?

It just gets worse and worse for the lying lefties.

Obama can't be bothered to comment because he is busy backpedaling about his sneering quip that the private sector is "fine". He is crashing and burning more and more every day.

Good.
RT Pipe

Monongahela, PA

#7 Jun 8, 2012
MORE corruption from the democrats. When will it end?
RT Pipe

Monongahela, PA

#8 Jun 8, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Corrupt officials have been brought down in other cities, including Detroit and Chicago, but the problem is magnified in a city where the governing body has 13 members, effectively functions as a state legislature and operates less than three blocks from the White House.
“Whether it’s resignations, investigations, whatever it is — I think it’s had a very bad effect,” said Councilmember Mary Cheh, now the panel’s acting chair.“People are feeling demoralized, I think they’re feeling disappointed.”
Cheh said the pleas and investigations risk setting back the goal of gaining more autonomy for District residents.
“It certainly gives (critics) ammunition to say,‘What kind of a system are you running over there?’” she said.
The Chicago crime machine has it's tentacles everywhere.

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#9 Jun 8, 2012
RT Pipe wrote:
MORE corruption from the democrats. When will it end?
Never.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#10 Jun 8, 2012
RT Pipe wrote:
<quoted text>The Chicago crime machine has it's tentacles everywhere.



Agree. Pure Filth.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#11 Jun 8, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Hmmmm, isn't Walker under investigation for criminal activities? I can't wait to see the juicy headline on that one!




Obama 'Devastating' For Civil Liberties

Talk of the Nation
October 10, 2011

Jonathan Turley argues in a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times that "the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties." He says President Obama has continued many of the most controversial Bush administration programs.


JOHN DONVAN, host: And now, the Opinion Page. After eight years under President Bush, many civil libertarians were thrilled when Barack Obama won the 2008 election. What a difference a few years make. Law Professor Jonathan Turley argues in a recent op-ed that, quote, "the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties."

Now, if you supported President Obama in the last election, we want to know: How important is this issue of civil liberties to you? Will it make or break your support for the president going forward?


So Jonathan Turley, he's a law professor at George Washington University. His piece, "Obama: A Disaster for Civil Liberties," ran last month in the Los Angeles Times, and he joins us now in Studio 3A. So you say of President Obama that his election may be one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties? That is very, very strong language, Jonathan.

JONATHAN TURLEY: It is a strong language, but I think civil libertarians are coming to grips with what is really a building disaster for our movement, and it's been a rather difficult process. You know, I have a large civil liberties blog, and there's a lot of soul-searching among civil libertarians about what exactly happened. But we are engaging in a sense of collective denial when we deal with President Obama.

DONVAN: You mean you're not talking about it publicly.

TURLEY: Yeah. And I think that's part of the purpose of this column, is to address the fact that President Obama is a perfect nightmare when it comes to civil liberties. He not only adopted most of President Bush's policies in the civil liberties areas when it comes to terrorism, but he actually expanded on them. He outdid George Bush.

And they range. His position on torture and refusing to have people investigated or prosecuted for torture, on privacy lawsuits. He pushed aggressively for the dismissal of dozens of lawsuits brought by private interest organizations. He's for immunity for people who engaged in warrantless surveillance. He has fought standing for people even to be able to get courts to review his programs, much like George Bush. He kept military tribunals and the authority to make the discretionary choice of sending some people to a real court, some people to a military tribunal. He has asserted the right to kill U.S. citizens based solely on his own discretion, that he believes them to be a threat to the country.

His administration has, once again, as with the Bush administration, cited secret law, that - and including a case of assassinating citizens - a law that we're not allowed to see, but we have to trust them.


http://www.npr.org/2011/10/10/141213273/op-ed...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#12 Jun 8, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Hmmmm, isn't Walker under investigation for criminal activities? I can't wait to see the juicy headline on that one!



Obama's unconstitutional war

Seattle Times editorial columnist Bruce Ramsey argues that the Libyan involvement is an unconstitutional war because President Obama never received authorization from Congress.

By Bruce Ramsey
Seattle Times editorial columnist

President Obama defends intervention in Libya.

In his Monday speech, President Obama described his Libyan enterprise as an "effort," an "operation" and a "mission." Is it a war? He didn't say.

Americans have been in enough wars to recognize one when they see it. Libya is aflame with war, and America is now in it, Obama having put us in it.

But is it a constitutional war? I think not.

The Constitution makes the president "commander in chief." He is authorized to conduct war, but not to start one. The Founding Fathers said, "The Congress shall have power ... to declare war." They also said no state shall "engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay" — "without the consent of Congress."

Congress decides.

Obama did ask for consent, and received it — from the Arab League, and on the United Nations Security Council from the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Gabon, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal, the United Kingdom and South Africa. He did not ask for the consent of senators and representatives of the United States.

Obama is hardly the first. All recent presidents have usurped the war power. In particular, President Truman took America to war in 1950 in Korea on the permission of the Security Council only.

"U.N. authorization is not sufficient," said Washington's former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton, who was a member of the National War Powers Commission, chartered by Congress. A few years ago the commission called for participation of Congress, and was ignored.

I think Gorton is right. In my lifetime my government has been bombing somebody, somewhere, too damned often, generally for some urgent reason that turns out to be not very good. I am tired of it. We need to raise the hurdle bar for going to war.

The decision to commit America to war is too big for one man. Our president may be weak, and be talked into war by his secretary of state, or his vice president. He may have reasons to go to war that mean nothing to most Americans.


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#13 Jun 8, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Hmmmm, Scott Walker Won. I so lost and confused now. My entire democrat being has been shaken.



Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
Otis B Driftwood

West Sayville, NY

#14 Jun 8, 2012
RT Pipe wrote:
MORE corruption from the democrats. When will it end?
January 21, 2013. The begining of the end.
RT Pipe

Monongahela, PA

#15 Jun 9, 2012
Otis B Driftwood wrote:
<quoted text>January 21, 2013. The begining of the end.
You sayin it's over for BHO/Soros/Ayers??????
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#16 Jun 9, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama 'Devastating' For Civil Liberties
Talk of the Nation
October 10, 2011
Jonathan Turley argues in a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times that "the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties." He says President Obama has continued many of the most controversial Bush administration programs.
JOHN DONVAN, host: And now, the Opinion Page. After eight years under President Bush, many civil libertarians were thrilled when Barack Obama won the 2008 election. What a difference a few years make. Law Professor Jonathan Turley argues in a recent op-ed that, quote, "the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties."
Now, if you supported President Obama in the last election, we want to know: How important is this issue of civil liberties to you? Will it make or break your support for the president going forward?
So Jonathan Turley, he's a law professor at George Washington University. His piece, "Obama: A Disaster for Civil Liberties," ran last month in the Los Angeles Times, and he joins us now in Studio 3A. So you say of President Obama that his election may be one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties? That is very, very strong language, Jonathan.
JONATHAN TURLEY: It is a strong language, but I think civil libertarians are coming to grips with what is really a building disaster for our movement, and it's been a rather difficult process. You know, I have a large civil liberties blog, and there's a lot of soul-searching among civil libertarians about what exactly happened. But we are engaging in a sense of collective denial when we deal with President Obama.
DONVAN: You mean you're not talking about it publicly.
TURLEY: Yeah. And I think that's part of the purpose of this column, is to address the fact that President Obama is a perfect nightmare when it comes to civil liberties. He not only adopted most of President Bush's policies in the civil liberties areas when it comes to terrorism, but he actually expanded on them. He outdid George Bush.
And they range. His position on torture and refusing to have people investigated or prosecuted for torture, on privacy lawsuits. He pushed aggressively for the dismissal of dozens of lawsuits brought by private interest organizations. He's for immunity for people who engaged in warrantless surveillance. He has fought standing for people even to be able to get courts to review his programs, much like George Bush. He kept military tribunals and the authority to make the discretionary choice of sending some people to a real court, some people to a military tribunal. He has asserted the right to kill U.S. citizens based solely on his own discretion, that he believes them to be a threat to the country.
His administration has, once again, as with the Bush administration, cited secret law, that - and including a case of assassinating citizens - a law that we're not allowed to see, but we have to trust them.
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/10/141213273/op-ed...
If it weren't for the Capitol Police.......our Nation's Capitol would resemble Zimbabwe or Somalia. Shame to see such a beautiful City continue to deteriorate.

Americans have been castrated by the inherent dishonesty of "political correctness" so we can only expect each day to be worse than yesterday in most every 'urban' area.
Questioner

Menard, TX

#17 Jun 9, 2012
Who will get the 'tougher' sentence, Kwame Brown or some poor smuck that is stopped for a broken tail light and has a couple of joints in the car?
Drink the hivE

New York, NY

#18 Jun 9, 2012
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