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Archive for February, 2011

Culture of Corruption Marches On

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Ngozi Pole, the former Office Manager to the late Senator Ted Kennedy, was arrested back in December 2009 on six separate counts of federal fraud and theft. He illegally inflated his salary and submitting falsified records to the Senator’s Chief of Staff in order to hide his theft of tax payer money.

He was found guilty on five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government property on Tuesday.   Justice may be a bit slow, but it did come through in the end.  The sentencing will be interesting.

More death threats against politicans

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

A Massachusetts “political activist”, a supporter of non-enforcement of illegal immigration laws, was arrested for making a death threat to Rep. William Snyder, a Florida Republican.

The text of the message read:

“To the Honorable William D. Snyder; You better just stop that ridiculous law if you value you rand your familie’s lives ashole.”

The “political activist”, Manuel Pintado, attends the University of Massachusetts.  The University has been silent on his spelling and grammar mistakes.

Good to see the left is maintaining a civil discussion of the issues and not falling into a rhetoric of hate…or not…

HT to Mr Reynolds

Update: Ms. Malkin correctly identifies this as part of the Progressive Climate of Hate.

Obamacare mandate struck down as unconstitutional!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

From Forbes:

Justice Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola ruled today that the primary mechanism used by health reform to achieve universal insurance coverage–the individual mandate–is illegal. If his ruling stands it would void the 2,700 page, $938 billion health reform bill passed last year.

“Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”

This isn’t the first ruling against Obamacare. Plus, over half the states are suing the federal government over the unfunded mandates in Obamacare.

Obamacare was an extremely unpopular bill that only passed with no Republicans voting for it, and bipartisan support against it.

HT to Ms. Malkin