Why would candidate for governor kill himself?
From Parker County Daily Post, by DAVID A. LIEB, 02/28/15
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 2/28/2015
Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.
But in his final days, Tom Schweich described having knots in his stomach over what he thought was an anti-Semitic whisper campaign by a GOP consultant who now runs the state party.
Obama’s biggest fans abandoning ship?
They used to think him a ‘thrill,’ but latest scandals smell more of ‘tyranny’
Barack Obama once enjoyed a Teflon reputation in the mainstream media, where his allies were quick to deflect criticism of his presidency and bad news never seemed to stick.
But as scandal upon scandal have washed over his administration in recent weeks – first a floundering response to attacks in Benghazi that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, then reports the IRS targeted his political opponents, then news the Justice Department seized phone records of Associated Press reporters – even some of Obama’s most ardent supporters in the media are turning critical.
Class Calls IRS Rude, Crude and Abusive
From Courthouse News Service, By REBEKAH KEARN, 03/14/13 –
SAN DIEGO (CN) – A lurid but vague class action accuses corrupt and abusive IRS agents of stealing 10 million people’s medical records without a warrant – including “intimate medical records of every state judge in California.”
John Doe Company sued 15 John Doe IRS agents in Superior Court.
“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service (‘IRS’) agents (collectively referred to as ‘defendants’ herein) during a raid of John Doe Company, in the Southern District of California, on March 11, 2011,” the complaint states. “In a case involving solely a tax matter involving a former employee of the company, these agents stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians.
By Frosty Wooldridge –
For 15 years, from the mid 1970’s to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school t ruancy, car-jacking, gangs, and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses, and school yards. Trash everywhere!
Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it, and ignored it. Tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing, and food stamps!
Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians for 2012 List by Judicial Watch
From rightsidenews.com, Written by Judicial Watch, Published 01/01/2013 –
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2012 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
- Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
- Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice
- Attorney General Eric Holder
- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)
- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
- President Barack Obama
- Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
- Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Dishonorable Mentions for 2012 include:
Where do you stand on the notion of term limits?
Against Term Limits –
Some argue that voters have the option of limiting an elected official’s term in office with each vote they cast.
They believe that with term limits, the unelected bureaucrats would simply wait until a particular elected official’s term expires and pursue their agenda at a later date when a more favorable environment exists.
They see term limits as a Constitutional issue, and believe any attempt to pass a Constitutional Amendment limiting terms in office would be an exercise in futility since it would require support by the politicians whose terms it would limit.