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Old Sep 28, 2008, 01:18 PM
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Possible October Surprise?

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Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a convicted influence peddler who was once one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's most trusted confidants, has met with federal prosecutors and is considering cooperating in the corruption probe of the governor's administration, sources told the Tribune.

Rezko's possible change of heart—after years of steadfast refusal—has sent ripples through a tight circle of prominent defense attorneys who represent dozens of potential witnesses and targets in the wide-ranging probe.

His cooperation would give prosecutors investigating the governor and his wife access to someone they have described as an ultimate political insider at the center of a pervasive pay-to-play scheme.

Rezko's trial this year laid bare a culture of scams, bribes and backroom deals stretching from City Hall to the Statehouse. It even became fodder in the presidential campaign of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, whose fundraising and personal ties to Rezko go back more than a decade. . . .
For the entire article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,5691387.story

Apparently snl has shown some interest in Rezko, FWIW: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/r...-snl28.article
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Or is this the next muck raking?

Dig, dig, dig...

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Old Sep 28, 2008, 02:25 PM
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But the difference is, whose money is being gamble with. The Barney Boys gambled with public funds ... and lost. Now they need Obama in the WH to hand out pardons. It is getting better and better. They will all depend on Depends shortly if not already.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 03:06 PM
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But the difference is, whose money is being gamble with. The Barney Boys gambled with public funds ... and lost. Now they need Obama in the WH to hand out pardons. It is getting better and better. They will all depend on Depends shortly if not already.
Do you need me to go find all the quotes from the Republicans over the last 7.5 years bragging and taking credit for how home ownership was at an all time high?

Try on some objectivity and admit that this fiasco is a non-partisan issue and both sides have responsibility for the mess we are in.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 03:11 PM
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SNL is funny. I guess the punchline whooshed over some heads, though.

"Obama's character shot back, "Sen. McCain, you know I withdrew that initiative after he began cooperating with federal authorities."

This is a reference to McCain's involvment in the Keating Five scandal.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 03:18 PM
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Do you need me to go find all the quotes from the Republicans over the last 7.5 years bragging and taking credit for how home ownership was at an all time high?

Try on some objectivity and admit that this fiasco is a non-partisan issue and both sides have responsibility for the mess we are in.
Well this is about the first time I have seen anything that even resembles a sharing of the blame. Unfortunately, I believe that Barney's Boys had a big clue as to what was going on and strung it out as long as possible. Could it be that the Republicans were just trying to prevent the explosive situation from being fueled even more?

Unfortunately the Republicans are afraid of being considered racists or anti working class when the call a spade a spade so to speak. Again, when the financial institutions were told to forget the normal requirements for borrowing, the problem started. It isn't near about finished yet. It will all come out in the "great wash beginnig in 2008". It will take its toll, much like a huge toilet being flushed.

But I do appreciate your statement.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 04:11 PM
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Hmm.. speakin' of October surprizes, hafta wunner if this lawsuit, filed paradoxically by Democrat attorney Philip Berg,

http://obamacrimes.com/

..and the full transcript thereof,

http://www.obamacrimes.com/attachmen...0Complaint.pdf

..will ever see the light day, or if it will be successfully stonewalled (albeit "legally" stonewalled) and the U.S. Constitution declared null and void.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 04:20 PM
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For the entire article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,5691387.story

Apparently snl has shown some interest in Rezko, FWIW: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/r...-snl28.article
quick, pull my finger...

I guarantee you'll be surprised
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 04:44 PM
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It appears Obama has purchased a half hour during prime time on CBS for Oct 29th. Wonder what his 'surprise' will be.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 04:58 PM
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He's resigning in favor of Hillary.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 05:00 PM
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It appears Obama has purchased a half hour during prime time on CBS for Oct 29th. Wonder what his 'surprise' will be.
29 minutes of Uhhhhhssssssss...........
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 05:06 PM
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Darn. It sounds like you stumbled onto the truth like Agent Mulder from the X Files. I wonder if the Cigarette Smoking Man is going to come after you now?

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Hmm.. speakin' of October surprizes, hafta wunner if this lawsuit, filed paradoxically by Democrat attorney Philip Berg,

http://obamacrimes.com/

..and the full transcript thereof,

http://www.obamacrimes.com/attachmen...0Complaint.pdf

..will ever see the light day, or if it will be successfully stonewalled (albeit "legally" stonewalled) and the U.S. Constitution declared null and void.
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While wearing a Palin Halloween mask, he's going to announce that he's replacing Biden with Tina Fey.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 06:02 PM
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Darn. It sounds like you stumbled onto the truth like Agent Mulder from the X Files.
Not at all. It's been in the public domain since August and all over YouTube. See-

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 06:06 PM
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29 minutes of Uhhhhhssssssss...........

Better than 29 minutes of "my friends".
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