New court filing directly ties congre...

New court filing directly ties congressman Don Young to Alaska corruption probe

There are 108 comments on the KFSM-TV Fort Smith story from Oct 24, 2009, titled New court filing directly ties congressman Don Young to Alaska corruption probe. In it, KFSM-TV Fort Smith reports that:

Documents filed in federal court directly link U.S. Rep. Don Young to a wide-ranging investigation of corruption in Alaska for the first time.

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Neocons are Cowards

Buffalo, NY

#21 Oct 24, 2009
A crooked republican.....who ever wouuld have expected THAT?
Its a mistake

Gordon, GA

#22 Oct 24, 2009
Doug K from Allentown wrote:
<quoted text>
Dude... It's called a paragraph. Look into it.
Others have already tried to educate her about that. She's too busy talking to listen, and too self absorbed to bother with paragraphs.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Detroit, MI

#23 Oct 24, 2009
progressive wrote:
<quoted text> You just accuse in general, with no evidence. Why not look into specific abuses by specific persons, and let that proceed, with a fair investigation? I think you like being able to have people to trash, and would be disappointed if they were all honest,, so it is in your interst to have a few of the crooks linger on too long, without being caught and prosecuted. I knew for years that Young was crooked, especially with regard to certain earmarks, and the Alaska situation. I suspect that you prefer negativity to reform. For example - I happen to think it is very iffy to get too involved in Afghanistan and Pakistan, against the Taliban. You seem to oppose it, but I think you oppose it because it gives you an excuse to attack Obama, not because you want to save the lives of american soldiers, or innocent civilians. Did you ever consider being detailed in favor of specific policies, and to look for candidates who support those policies, and be positive in favor of someone or something? Or is it mroe fun just to be an anti-? I am anti-corruption, including the parts of teh Dal;ey machine that are corrupt - but I bet many Republicans don't want that cleaned up, because they would lose something to attack and run against, and to use in slandring all Illinois Democrats, including those with no illegal connection to the machine. I have not been on topix very long (I came on in summer of 2008, to advocate that the DFL encorsement convention not endorse Franken, but allow an open primary instead), so I don't recall how anti-Bush and Cheney you were. or were you? and there is another word for term limits - elections! If voters in New Jersey would stand up and vote for teh third candidate, it would show people something - a lesson probably all need to learn - not to take stuff for granted! ust like that nutty Ventura did in Minnesota. Both parties need to be forced to nominate better people, or risk losing to a real independent maverick and a qualified one, if lucky! Not some nut like Perot, or an extremist like Ron Paul, whom I actually like for shaking things up, but would not want in power. Do you ever say what you are for? or do you only attack? I still skim your comments, and sometimes wish you would seaprate your negativity from your policy views, and express your ideas about a sensible solution, wo we could see what you advocate. Like about the Af-Pak war situation, for example. do you ever do that?
Elections aren't term limits. They are another opportunity for politicians to CASH IN. Lobbyist & other Influence Peddler Money runs Washington DC.

Until Congress writes laws forbidding anything but a conversation from anyone, we the people will be given the short end of the stick.
Silence of the Sheeple

Cumming, GA

#24 Oct 24, 2009
PooPoo Platter

Braidwood, IL

#25 Oct 24, 2009
progressive wrote:
<quoted text> Not to be confused with poo poo platter....
Aw, he's just a wannabe of 'ol PooPoo.

LOL!!!
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#26 Oct 24, 2009
It makes me laugh when people use Bush and Chaney for excuses. Thats like using corruption to excuse corruption and global nuts for excusing global nuts. Past crime will never excuse present crime. And you cant stop past crime....but you can stop present crime. DO SOMETHING NOW !!!!!!!

Seems people enjoy slinging mud more then staying honest doug.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#27 Oct 24, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
Term Limits req.
I would bet 75% of all Congressmen are guilty of corruption with 4+ terms. It's simply too easy for business to try and grease the wheel.
We HAVE term limits. They're called elections.
Its a mistake

Gordon, GA

#28 Oct 24, 2009
progressive wrote:
<quoted text> No it is called a wall of words, so the idiots won't look into it, and the highly intelligent speed readers who get content very quickly will get the point. Stay with your own kind.
That's some amazing denial and delusion. You REALLY should see a doctor.

I would suggest a writing class but, in YOUR world, that's only for unintelligent people who find your "wall of words" ignorant, iconsiderate and uneducated blather.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#29 Oct 24, 2009
Ross wrote:
<quoted text>
A non-crooked Democrat Orleans Parish???? There has not been such a thing since before Huey Long. Give me a break.
et's find out. This was once a predominantly black district obviously. There were terrible whtie racist demcorats from ouisiana back in the l960's and before, and I did not lie Russell Long or Ellender, either. The House members were worse. Most of teh worst Republican migrated over to the gOP - as with Billy Tauzin, especially - for various reasons, white racism being one of them, but not the only one. The black voters in that district stuck with Jefferson too long, and he deserved to lose to the young asian-american republican. Louisiana is not known for a culture of honesty anyhow, for either party. I don't mind that Jindall won as Governor, just to illustrate that the gOP has a future if it is not white racist, as it was when it supported David Duke. But it is disgusting in supporting Senator Vitter, who was on the client list of teh DC madam, when it claims to be a party of family values and moral values. I respect Sanford more than Vitter - at least Sanford thought he was head-over-heels in love, however silly it seems. I notice how all the gOP right-wiong nuts jump on Sanford and denounce him - he's term limited, and got caught and humiliated - but do not say a word about teh adulterers McCain Guiliani, and Gingrich, or the client Vitter. My original comment was actually friendly twoard the young new republican Congressman, who seems nice enough and not mean - probably not therefore a very good new-type Republican. I preferred the more decent ones, in earlier eras.
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#30 Oct 24, 2009
I agree with that liberal. As long as they can extend their pay from us with lobbying for profit....we will loose. And also with pork those bills will create way more expense then we see. And I dont think its wise to allow congress to become the lobbyists that bought them off when they are finished getting bought off. Congress and the white house are the things that need extensive cleaning and overhauling in my opinion....to get back to what they forgot long ago...our constitution.

“Knowledge IS Power”

Since: Apr 09

Allentown

#31 Oct 24, 2009
progressive wrote:
<quoted text> No it is called a wall of words, so the idiots won't look into it, and the highly intelligent speed readers who get content very quickly will get the point. Stay with your own kind.
If you think so. I just think it makes your posts hard to read. You say you are doing this because the "highly intelligent speed readers" will get the point.

Speed reading has nothing to do with this. Neither does intelligence. I am pretty sure one could be one without being the other.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#32 Oct 24, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Elections aren't term limits. They are another opportunity for politicians to CASH IN. Lobbyist & other Influence Peddler Money runs Washington DC.
Until Congress writes laws forbidding anything but a conversation from anyone, we the people will be given the short end of the stick.
If "the people" in a Congressional district don't like their Representative, they are free to select another.

You've made it clear you don't like they get reelected, but you don't get to game the system to have your way.

No matter how many spam bombs you fire off...
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#33 Oct 24, 2009
Carol wrote:
It makes me laugh when people use Bush and Chaney for excuses. Thats like using corruption to excuse corruption and global nuts for excusing global nuts. Past crime will never excuse present crime. And you cant stop past crime....but you can stop present crime. DO SOMETHING NOW !!!!!!!
Seems people enjoy slinging mud more then staying honest doug.
The statute of limitations is over if we want to go after crooked Republicans, but never over if you want to go after democrats you don't like, is what you mean. We knopw you are a right-wing extremist partisan nut, and have a complete double-standard, and are nasty, as well. Where's laughing liberal?- come out of the closet and let's see your mind! Have I frightened you?

“Knowledge IS Power”

Since: Apr 09

Allentown

#34 Oct 24, 2009
Neocons are Cowards wrote:
A crooked republican.....who ever wouuld have expected THAT?
I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt that you weren't implying Democrats are above this sort of thing.
It would be too easy to show you that being crooked has nothing to do with being a Democrat or a Republican. You could try and pull up sites that state one is more crooked than the other, but I would quesion the source.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#35 Oct 24, 2009
Doug K from Allentown wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think so. I just think it makes your posts hard to read. You say you are doing this because the "highly intelligent speed readers" will get the point.
Speed reading has nothing to do with this. Neither does intelligence. I am pretty sure one could be one without being the other.
I was not implying that one and the other always go together, I am looking for folks who are both! Besides, I read your comments on your profile - not all that short!- & found them interesting, and all vaguely pro-GOP and anti-progressive, but not so much so one would call you a right-wing nut, or extreme partisan. I did not go check the context or what you were replying to. You still are not in the nasty and dismissable category, if you have interesting substance to offer. But I freely admit that I am "trolling" to find brilliant people more-or less in the center or center left - plus a few rational cordial conservatives, and wild-lefties to have interesting conversations with.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#36 Oct 24, 2009
PooPoo Platter wrote:
<quoted text>
If "the people" in a Congressional district don't like their Representative, they are free to select another.
You've made it clear you don't like they get reelected, but you don't get to game the system to have your way.
No matter how many spam bombs you fire off...
Do you think that commenter whom you quoted is able to venture into the world of content, without lacing it with insults, ever? I wonder if he is attempting it - maybe we should be nice if he is more that 50% content, no matter how mistaken, just to encourage him? I know you hold your own on insults, and I chide you and secretly enjoy your doing it back to them, often! But I try to uphold my goody-goody responsibilities at times, in objecting to the same type of insult from a liberal to a right-winger, that I would object to if it came from a right-winger to a liberal. This non-double-standard business requires at least a public criticism of anything too pungent - very clever stuff excepted, and extemely funny ones too. Have I asked you whether you watch colbertreport, and read the Onion? You should. You have a merry and irreverent disregard for propriety that I would not want to discourage entirely!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Detroit, MI

#37 Oct 24, 2009
progressive wrote:
pp - I am in a good mood, and invite you to have an intelligent conversation, for once, with someone who disagrees with you and regards you as mostly a negative disruptive person. I really am curious why - with some of your views that you hint at being intersting and perhaps even - dare I suggest it - sensible and principled (such as minimizing special interest influence, and not escalation stupid wars)- you do not come out as an advocate for your own suggested solutions, instead of always wanting to trash others. Is it because you are not serious about your views, but are needing to vent hostilities? Or because you do not think you can prove your case, but are confident about your ability to insult others?
There is NO DOUBT that Washington is broken because it no longer represents the people but is corrupted by Lobbyist (former Congressmen) and only gets a taste of real people when they come out for a few weeks a year to host town halls.

The very people that would be tasked with writing laws to prevent basic & rampant abuses are the very ones benefiting from the Abuses so there's little hope for change unless new blood is injected in massive quantity at one time.

Power consolidation through seniority rules make term limits even more important since the longer you stay, the more seniority and power you accumulate, which is wrong. Ability should determine position not length of time served. EVER.

There is also NO Doubt that what started out as justifiable retaliation and defense of our country after the 9-11 attacks has morphed into a pathetic game where the rules & goals of the game are changed by politicians like the wind. Our origianl foe is essentially driven out so We don't have a coherent mission anymore and anyone whoever fights back in their own country is now being called the enemy that must be wiped out.

Glad you're in a good mood & fine w/you continuing the dialog.

“Knowledge IS Power”

Since: Apr 09

Allentown

#38 Oct 24, 2009
progressive wrote:
<quoted text> I was not implying that one and the other always go together, I am looking for folks who are both! Besides, I read your comments on your profile - not all that short!- & found them interesting, and all vaguely pro-GOP and anti-progressive, but not so much so one would call you a right-wing nut, or extreme partisan. I did not go check the context or what you were replying to. You still are not in the nasty and dismissable category, if you have interesting substance to offer. But I freely admit that I am "trolling" to find brilliant people more-or less in the center or center left - plus a few rational cordial conservatives, and wild-lefties to have interesting conversations with.
"ll vaguely pro-GOP and anti-progressive, but not so much so one would call you a right-wing nut, or extreme partisan"

That pretty much sums it up. Probably better than I could have myself. I respectfully withdraw my critique of your writing style. I will deal with the content as is. In most cases it will not be a bother since the content appears to be interesting.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#39 Oct 24, 2009
Its a mistake wrote:
<quoted text>
Others have already tried to educate her about that. She's too busy talking to listen, and too self absorbed to bother with paragraphs.
no, just trying to avoid converstions with the likes of you - since there is no there there. some conservatives actually can handle substance - instead of just slander and stupidity.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Detroit, MI

#40 Oct 24, 2009
PooPoo Platter wrote:
<quoted text>
If "the people" in a Congressional district don't like their Representative, they are free to select another.
You've made it clear you don't like they get reelected, but you don't get to game the system to have your way.
No matter how many spam bombs you fire off...
Stop being a dunce. Many times THERE ARE NO OTHER CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT!- Betcha didn't know that, huh.

Term Limits ensures New Blood is introduced and no one can consolidate power for more than a short time instead of Decades.

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