Alonzo Monk, Guilty plea background, Obama, Blagojevich, Rezko, Levine, Kelly, Harris, Cellini, Indictment, Rezko trial transcripts, Chicago IL corruption, Crime, Board rigging, Evelyn Pringle articles

Lest we forget about crime and corruption in Chicago

and the involvement by

Rod Blagojevich

Tony Rezko

Stuart Levine

Christopher Kelly

William Cellini

John Harris

Alonzo Monk

et al

and Obama’s ties to these corruption figures

 

Alonzo Monk Guilty Plea

Part II

 

In part I of this two part series on Alonzo Monk’s guilty plea, the Citizen Wells blog presented background on Monk’s involvement in corruption and how it impacted health care in Chicago and Illinois.

October 26, 2009
“It was further part of the conspiracy that defendants ROD BLAGOJEVICH and KELLY, along with Monk, Cellini, Robert Blagojevich, Harris, Rezko, and Levine, and others, used and attempted to use the powers of the Office of the Governor and of certain state boards and commissions subject to the influence of the Office of the Governor, to take and cause governmental actions, including: appointments to boards and commissions; the awarding of state business, grants, and investment fund allocations; the enactment of legislation and executive orders; and the appointment of a United States Senator; in exchange for financial benefits for themselves and others, including campaign contributions for ROD BLAGOJEVICH, money for themselves, and employment for ROD BLAGOJEVICH and his wife.”

The article reveals:

  • Just as Obama is politicizing now, Blagojevich touted health care for all in IL.
  • The IL Health Planning Facilities Board was rigged thanks to Obama.
  • Mercy Hospital construction was rigged for kickbacks.
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital was a corruption target.
  • Michelle Obama’s hospital pay nearly tripled after Barack was elected US Senator.

Alonzo Monk, et al corrupt IL Health Care

Now for more background on Alonzo Monk’s involvement in corruption.
From the Chicago Tribune, December 23, 2007.
“For years, Rod Blagojevich has projected two distinct images that define his tenure as Illinois’ governor.

In one, he is a populist champion with an agenda of “putting people first” by pushing causes like health care for all. In the other, he is a consummate politician with cronies who offer advice while raising campaign cash and asking for favors.

Now, under the lights of a federal investigation, the distinctions are blurring, and the crony image is threatening to wash out the populist one.

Federal prosecutors for the first time have put Blagojevich inside their widespread investigation of pay-to-play in his administration. Blagojevich told one convicted federal informant, “You stick with us and you will do very well for yourself,” according to a court document prosecutors filed.”
“Nix, however, disputed that Knapp’s influence is overriding. Instead, she said Blagojevich long has used a team approach to politicking and governing. In this vein, he is a public official heavily reliant on his aides. His team has a core nucleus of Nix, chief of staff John Harris, former chief of staff Alonzo Monk, longtime political aide John Wyma, state Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Collinsville), state Sen. James DeLeo (D-Chicago) and campaign spokesman Doug Scofield.

But Monk, Scofield and Wyma are lobbyists, and their clients have won millions in state contracts under Blagojevich’s stewardship. And Kelly, another close adviser and friend, was indicted this month on federal tax fraud charges.”
Citizen Wells Note – I found this next statement interesting
Remember, originially, Blagojevich was going to be the presidential candidate, not Obama.

“Instead of concentrating heavily on winning votes for his health care plan, Blagojevich crafted a strategy to initially sell his idea via a media blitz—a strategy that quickly fell on its face. Critics, and even some of his allies, said the fatal flaw in this plan was funding the expansion through a gross receipts tax on businesses. True to political form, Blagojevich found his enemy—corporations—and railed against them.”
Read more:

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2007/12/gov-blagojevich.html

From the indictment of

ROD BLAGOJEVICH, CHRISTOPHER KELLY, ALONZO MONK, WILLIAM F. CELLINI, SR., JOHN HARRIS, and ROBERT BLAGOJEVICH
“Alonzo Monk was a long-time associate of defendant ROD BLAGOJEVICH, and among other things served as his general counsel while a Member of Congress, as campaign manager for his 2002 and 2006 gubernatorial campaigns, on his transition team after his election in November 2002, and as his Chief of Staff from in or about January 2003 until in or about December 2005. Beginning in or about early 2007, Monk worked as a lobbyist, doing business as AM3 Consulting, Ltd. As a lobbyist, Monk principally represented businesses with interests involving Illinois state government, including businesses in the horse racing industry. In addition, Monk served as Chairman of Friends of Blagojevich from in or about December 2006 to in or about July 2007.”
“Means and Method of the Conspiracy
6. It was part of the conspiracy that defendants ROD BLAGOJEVICH and CHRISTOPHER KELLY, as well as co-conspirators Alonzo Monk, William
F. Cellini, Sr., John Harris, Robert Blagojevich, Antoin Rezko, and Stuart Levine, and others, engaged in a scheme to deprive the people of the State of Illinois and the beneficiaries of TRS of their intangible right to the honest services of defendant ROD BLAGOJEVICH, Alonzo Monk, John Harris, and Stuart Levine, as more fully described in Count Two, paragraphs 3 through 44 of this indictment.
7.
It was further part of the conspiracy that defendants ROD BLAGOJEVICH and KELLY, along with Monk, Cellini, Robert Blagojevich, Harris, Rezko, and Levine, and others, used and attempted to use the powers of the Office of the Governor and of certain state boards and commissions subject to the influence of the Office of the Governor, to take and cause governmental actions, including: appointments to boards and commissions; the awarding of state business, grants, and investment fund allocations; the enactment of legislation and executive orders; and the appointment of a United States Senator; in exchange for financial benefits for themselves and others, including campaign contributions for ROD BLAGOJEVICH, money for themselves, and employment for ROD BLAGOJEVICH and his wife.”

“Defendants ROD BLAGOJEVICH and KELLY, along with Rezko and Monk, agreed to direct lucrative state business relating to the refinancing of billions of dollars in State of Illinois Pension Obligation Bonds to a company whose lobbyist agreed to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to Rezko out of the fee the lobbyist would collect, and Rezko in turn agreed to split the money with ROD BLAGOJEVICH, KELLY, and Monk;”

Citizen Wells – Note Ata contributions to Obama below
“Rezko arranged for a total of $50,000 in contributions to Friends of Blagojevich from Ali Ata, a Chicago-area businessman, and in exchange for those contributions discussed with Ata, ROD BLAGOJEVICH, and Monk obtaining a high-level state appointment for Ata, whom ROD BLAGOJEVICH ultimately appointed as the executive director of the Illinois Finance Authority;”

“At times, ROD BLAGOJEVICH acted with the assistance of others, including Monk, Harris, and Robert Blagojevich. These efforts included, but were not limited to, attempts to:

a. withhold a state grant to benefit a publicly-supported school until a campaign fundraiser for ROD BLAGOJEVICH was held by a United States Congressman who supported the school, or by a relative of that United States Congressman;

b.
extort a campaign contribution from Children’s Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit children’s hospital located in Chicago, Illinois, and its chief executive officer, in return for official action on state reimbursement for pediatric care;”

“It was part of the scheme to defraud that defendants ROD BLAGOJEVICH, MONK, HARRIS, and ROBERT BLAGOJEVICH, together with Kelly, Cellini, Rezko, Levine, and others, used and attempted to use the powers of the Office of the Governor, and of certain state boards and commissions subject to influence by the Office of the Governor, to take and cause governmental actions, including: appointments to boards and commissions; the awarding of state business, grants, and investment fund allocations; the enactment of legislation and executive orders; and the appointment of a United States Senator; in exchange for financial benefits for themselves and others, including campaign contributions for ROD BLAGOJEVICH, money for themselves, and employment for ROD BLAGOJEVICH and his wife.”

“It was further part of the scheme that to ensure that defendants ROD BLAGOJEVICH and MONK would continue to give Rezko substantial influence regarding matters such as appointments to boards and commissions, the selection of candidates for state employment, and the awarding of state contracts, grants, and investment fund allocations, Rezko gave certain benefits to ROD BLAGOJEVICH and MONK, including the following:
a.
In or about late August 2003, Rezko directed to ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife a payment of $14,396, purportedly in connection with a real estate transaction involving property at 850 North Ogden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, for which transaction ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife had not performed any services.
b.
From in or about October 2003 to in or about May 2004, Rezko, through his real estate development company, provided ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife with payments of $12,000 a month, purportedly for real estate brokerage services.
c.
In or about January 2004, while Rezko’s real estate development company was paying ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife $12,000 a month, Rezko directed to ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife a payment of $40,000, purportedly for brokerage services in connection with the sale of property at 1101 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois, even though ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife had provided few, if any, services in relation to that sale.
d.
From in or about the spring of 2004 until in or about 2006, Rezko provided to MONK a number of $10,000 cash gifts to pay for various items, such as a car and home improvements, which cash gifts totaled approximately $70,000 to $90,000.”

Read more:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2009/pr0402_01a.pdf

From the Tony Rezko Trial

“March 10, 2008; 12:46 a.m.

The government alleges that Antoin “Tony” Rezko and Stuart Levine worked together to try to rig decisions on where to invest tens of millions of dollars in state pension funds. Prosecutors worked Monday to link the two through the testimony of Jill Hayden, the former director of boards and commissions for Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Levine had been appointed to the teacher’s pension fund board by Blagojevich’s Republican predecessors, but his appointment expired in 2004. In mid-May 2004, Blagojevich reappointed him. Hayden testified that a few days before that appointment was finalized, she got a call from Rezko urging her to speed things up.

“He called me and he said we need to move on Stuart Levine,” Hayden testified. Hayden said Rezko told her he had already spoken to her boss, Blagojevich chief of staff Lon Monk, about the Levine reappointment and been assured the appointment would go through.

Hayden said Rezko laughed when she said she would have to check with Monk herself. “I took that to mean that I could go ahead and ask him, but it was already a done deal,” she recalled.

Government filings in the case suggest a reason behind the alleged rush. The government claims that Levine and Rezko were arranging to take kickbacks from investment firms in exchange for pension business that was to be voted on within days of Levine’s reappointment.

Hayden also testified that Rezko had at one point sought to have Ruth Rothstein, then the longtime head of the Cook County health system, appointed to the Health Facilities Planning Board, another regulatory panel prosecutors allege Rezko was involved in corrupting.”

“March 19, 2008; 11:21 a.m.

Prosecution witness Stuart Levine is walking jurors through the evolution of his relationship with defendant Tony Rezko. The two met at a dinner party shortly before the 2002 election in which Rezko’s close friend Rod Blagojevich was elected governor.

At the dinner, Levine said he learned that Rezko was holding up a lucrative real estate deal that would have rendered a hefty kickback for Levine. Rezko promised to back off and was true to his word, Levine said.

With the assistance of political insider Robert Kjellander, Levine said he set up a meeting with Rezko about a month later to discuss an insurance deal Levine was trying to get for a client with Cook County. Levine said Kjellander had told him Rezko held considerable sway in Cook County government.

Levine said he met increasingly with Rezko in early 2003 after Blagojevich was sworn in as governor. On occasion, Levine said, Rezko described his close relationship with Blagojevich.

“He said that he had raised a great deal of money for Gov. Blagojevich and that he had great hopes and expectations that Gov. Blagojevich would run for president,” Levine recalled. “And although he knew it was a long shot, he was working toward that end.”

Levine also said that Rezko told him that he and fellow Blagojevich fundraiser Christopher Kelly “exercised the most influence” in Blagojevich’s kitchen cabinet. And Levine said Rezko told him that “all the major decisions in the governor’s office were cleared through [chief of staff] Lon Monk and through Mr. Rezko.”

“Mr. Rezko told me that he was able to have individuals appointed to state boards and was able to have individuals hired into state agencies and that he spoke very often — and in fact went over decisions — that Lon Monk would put into place,” Levine said.

In summer 2003, Levine said he met with Rezko at his office on Elston Avenue and the two talked over the notion of Levine’s position on a state pension board to make money for themselves.

“Anything that I, Mr. Rezko, decide to do at TRS [the pension board], you’ll be a part of it,” Levine said Rezko told him.

Levine said Rezko made it clear that Levine’s assistance was required, and “any moneys that would be earned in doing that he would share with me.”

Levine said that as he left the meeting, he told Rezko he was “extraordinarily pleased to know him and I thought we could do a lot of business together.”

Asked by a prosecutor to elaborate, Levine said, “I meant there were illegal deals that I could bring to TRS and perhaps to the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board,” on which Levine also served.”
Chicago Tribune Rezko trial transcripts

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rezko-court-story-archive,0,6366703.htmlstory

Evelyn Pringle Curtain time for Obama part 1
“Even in 2006, he said, Rezko assured him that things were going to turn out all right because of a plan to get rid of Fitzgerald. When asked why he believed Rezko could get him removed, Ata said, “Mr. Rezko has the influence and power to do that.”

Ata told prosecutors he lied to the FBI in December 2005, because he was encouraged to be a “team player” by people he believed to be acting on Rezko’s behalf. When he received a grand jury subpoena in late 2005, he said, people contacted him in an effort to stop him from cooperating.

After he met with Federal agents the first time, Ata said, he got a voice-mail from Michael Rumman. The voice mail said Rumman was traveling with “our friend,” meaning Rezko, and asked Ata to delay meeting with investigators.

On his final day on the stand, Ata told the jury he finally agreed to cooperate with the Feds in April 2008, after an unnamed person delivered a threat. He testified that prosecutors once had him wear a wire to make a recording after the person threatened him.

Ata told the jury he delivered one $25,000 contribution to Blagojevich at Rezko’s office in the latter part of 2002, and the three men discussed the prospects of Ata getting an appointment in the administration. He said people at the office that day included Blagojevich’s campaign chief and later chief of staff, Lon Monk, Christopher Kelly, and state Representative Jay Hoffman.

“I learned that Mr. Hoffman was part of a select group of advisers that were referred to as the kitchen cabinet,” Ata told the jury.

“The way Ali Ata described it, the waiting room in the North Side office of Antoin “Tony” Rezko seemed as busy as an airport terminal,” the Tribune noted on May 1, 2008.

Ata brought another $25,000 check to a fundraiser on July 25, 2003, and he was appointed to lead the Finance Authority.

Ata made a $5,000 donation to Obama less than a month earlier on June 30, 2003. Ata is also an investor in Riverside Park. Almost without fail, the people identified in the Board Games cases as investors in Riverside Park contributed to Obama’s US senate campaign.

According to the Sun-Times, to raise the $8 million to spring Rezko out of jail in April, in addition to the $2 million worth of property pledged by Alsammarae, six people who are “current or former state employees,” also put up property.

The list has three current employees from Rumman’s former Department of Central Management Services, including Jenan Shamoun, Donald Lynch, and Mustafa Abdalla.

A state employee familiar with the hiring of the employees told the Associated Press that CMS personnel were pressured by then-director Rumman to hire them

Campaign records show Mustafa Abdalla gave Obama $1,000 on June 30, 2003.”

Evelyn Pringle Curtain time for Obama part 2

“Feds track Obama’s visits to Rezko

In the media, Obama always made it sound like he rarely saw Rezko, saying they met for breakfast or lunch once or twice a year. However, the FBI mole John Thomas helped investigators “build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005,“ according to the February 10, 2008 Sun-Times.

During his March 14, 2008 interview, the Times told Obama, Thomas is an FBI mole and he “recently told us that he saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot.”

“And three other sources told us that you and Rezko spoke on the phone daily.”

“Is that true?” the reporter asked.

“No,” Obama said, “That’s not accurate.”

“I think what is true,” he said, “is that, it depends on the period of time.”

“I’ve known him for 17 years,” Obama stated. “There were stretches of time where I would see him once or twice a year.”

He told the Times, “when he was involved in finance committee for the U.S. Senate race, or the state senate races, or the U.S. Congressional race, then he was an active member.”

“During the U.S. Senate race, there’s be stretches of like a couple of weeks – for example prior to him organizing the fundraiser that he did for us – where I would probably be talking to him once a day to make sure that was going well,” he said.

“But the typical relationship was one that was fond,” he added. “We would see each other.”

“But there would be no reason for me to be seeing him that often,” he stated.

This issue may be sorted out soon enough because Fitzgerald’s charts matching up Obama’s contributions, visits and calls are bound to be every bit as thorough as the ones produced to prove Rezko is guilty as charged in the first trial. They simply were not produced because they were not needed to prove the defendant guilty in the first case.

As an example of what records might be squirreled away, consider that an FBI agent presented a chart to the jury on April 28, 2008, showing 257 calls from Rezko’s phones to Blagojevich’s chief of staff, Lon Monk, between March 2004 and May 2004 alone.”
Evelyn Pringle articles

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/evelyn-pringles-operation-board-games-and-curtain-time-for-obama/

 We may never know the full extent of Alonzo Monk’s role in crime and corruption due to his guilty plea. One thing is certain, just as in the case of Blagojevich, Rezko and Obama, what we do know is just the tip of the iceberg.

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56 responses to “Alonzo Monk, Guilty plea background, Obama, Blagojevich, Rezko, Levine, Kelly, Harris, Cellini, Indictment, Rezko trial transcripts, Chicago IL corruption, Crime, Board rigging, Evelyn Pringle articles

  1. Obama’s campaign chief “We did ZERO research on Obama’s past with Wright”

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=114728

  2. Obama’s 1981 trip insight.

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/

  3. ARMY D.A.V // November 2, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Beck found the new Wright video

    *******************************************

    Army….I think several of us sent it to him….I know I did!!

  4. Video: Fred Thompson on Hoffman, NY-23 race

    Fox & Friends November 2.

    http://www.mofopolitics.com/2009/11/02/video-fred-thompson-on-hoffman-ny-23-race/

  5. Jacqlyn Smith

    November 01, 2009
    Is Barack Obama Anti-American?

    Of course he is…..

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/is_barack_obama_antiamerican.html

  6. Video: Ann Coulter on Obama, Limbaugh fued – 11/1/09

    Ann Coulter & Geraldo Rivera Debate Rush Limbaugh vs. President Obama

  7. Jacqlyn Smith

    Geraldo is a moron…..he says he is a Rebuplican…..more like a RINO….he is another wolf in sheep’s clothing….can’t stand the man! I listened to this last night…..Ann isn’t forceful enough….she just laughs about it….I liked the Judge the….she put Geraldo in his place….the other gal….Christin someone….I can’t stand her either…although I think she may be waking up a little as I actually heard her agree that the Fox News attack was not becoming of any administration!!!

  8. Continued Plouffe: “We had done zero research on our own candidate beyond a small and incomplete package from the 2004 Senate race.
    My new question is how did he become a Senator, and is part of the qualification an American Citizen, Naturalized American Citizen and do they have any documentation or is the package still incomplete?

  9. Just received this email. I don’t know who this group is. They are asking people to sign this petition to “Denounce” Glenn beck. Read some of the comments – some folks are supporting Glenn. Everyone go there and post in support of Glenn. They call themselves a Grassroots Organization…?

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/884575613?z00m=19801465

  10. Jacqlyn Smith

    Val // November 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Just received this email. I don’t know who this group is. They are asking people to sign this petition to “Denounce” Glenn beck. Read some of the comments – some folks are supporting Glenn. Everyone go there and post in support of Glenn. They call themselves a Grassroots Organization…?

    ****************************************

    Val…I don’t see where you post for Glenn’s support without signing their petition….I won’t do that because they will use it against you!!!

  11. Patriot Dreamer

    Val // November 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Val, I would say don’t go there and post. Every post will be counted as being in support of the petition regardless of what is said in the comments. JMO.

  12. Patriot Dreamer

    “NEWLY UNCOVERED EMAILS REVEAL: Federal Volunteer Agency Misrepresented Involvement in White House, NEA Conference Call”

    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/11/02/newly-uncovered-emails-reveal-federal-volunteer-agency-misrepresented-involvement-in-white-house-nea-conference-call/

  13. Patriot Dreamer

    “Planned Parenthood Leader Resigns After Watching Ultrasound of Abortion Procedure”

    http://www.breitbart.tv/planned-parenthood-leader-resigns-after-watching-ultrasound-of-abortion-procedure/

  14. JS & PD,

    Thank you. I was waiting for replies from here before going there. I’m just amazed that a group like that calls themselves a Grassroots Org.

    Thanks again.

  15. Patriot Dreamer

    9-year-old makes telephone calls for candidate Obama:

    http://www.breitbart.tv/hbo-obama-documentary-9-year-old-makes-campaign-calls/

  16. LM-re: video I noticed a slip referring to White House consigliere that is a Mob Term meaning the Don’s lawyer. They don’t know how close they are to the truth. Obama is a baby Don-it’s a Mob Operation, but I don’t know who
    Capo Di Tutti Capi could be.

  17. SueK-You are a riot. I wonder what their secret service code names are: Pathetic 1 and Pathetic 2-I think Lame Cherry when she takes off on Madame Obama is a riot.

  18. You Decide

    Is Tuesday’s Vote a Referendum on Obama?

    Is Tuesday’s vote a referendum on President Obama and his administration?

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/11/02/decide-election-referendum-obama/

  19. Michelle – Capo Di Tutti Capi = Michelle or Bill Ayers

  20. DAR mom-Old expression from Chicago “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard”. Someone we can’t see is yanking Obama’s chain, he is too stupid to be the Don, we were constantly aware of them in Chicago, they all have very weird names, like “Scarface” Al Capone-Vinny the Baker Iuppa (spelling)-they were constantly shooting each other Mob Wars for power, control, fear, vice etc. Murderers, Thieves, basically the scum of the Earth. From Obama on down they are runners, or like drug mules-they are so stuck if they don’t do what the Mob Boss says they know they are history. The day they decided to sell their souls to the devil ie. the Mob well it’s just been downhill from there. I think these idiots thought that they could beat the Mob at their own game, they will lose. ACORN tactics are straight out of Mob’s extortion manual.

  21. There’s an excellent current (2009) and VERY detailed chart of the elites – available free for download on scribd.com.

    Download it and keep it as a reference. Any candidate’s name that’s on this list or even their respective endorsed candidates gets outed/no vote!

    http://www.scribd.com

    Title of document is 2009 F.R.E.E. Bilderberg CFR Trilateral Commission Chart

    Keep in mind there will be some familiar names that may make it to a “list of attendees.” They are merely that – attendees – and are invited to lower level meetings. Attendees do not appear on this chart.

  22. Capo Di Tutti Fruiti = Rahm Emanuel

  23. Kim-what are saying? Rahm has some gender issues?

  24. Val,
    Van Jones started a new group, aligned with a “youth” media advocate group and Ella Baker. Stop the Witch Hunt. I wouldn’t be surprised if your email came from them.

    I don’t have the nerve to to there, but it is:

    s t o p t h e w i t c h h u n t . o r g

  25. Capo Di Tutti Fruiti = Rahm Emanuel
    >>>???? are you saying Rahm is a finoch?

    please explain yourself? A simple yes or no will do, no need for the details.

  26. Sir Elton John wrote a song about Rahm

    It goes,

    “Hold me closer, tiny dancer…”

  27. Patriot Dreamer

    Rahm was a ballet dancer … ;)

  28. This is a story about Japanese Mob Bosses v/s UCLA Med Ctr, that’s bad enough, pay very close attention to the reporter of this story. When this Obama story breaks loose and it will, what are supposed to do feign surprise???
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5486399n&tag=related;photovideo

  29. da verg, what’s a finoch?

  30. short for finochio , finoch prounced fin nouk, from italian vernacular, sicilian meaning man
    who sleeps with…not fishes…but other man.

    Johnny: A month ago, he bought the movie rights to this book. A best seller – and the main character, it’s a guy just like me, I, uh, I wouldn’t even have to act, just be myself. Oh godfather, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do.

    Corleone: You can act like a man. (The Don slaps Johnny in the face.) What’s the matter with you? Is this how you turned out? A Hollywood finochio that, uh, cries like a woman? (He imitates Johnny’s whining.) ‘What can I do? What can I do?’ What is that nonsense? Ridiculous. You spend time with your family? (The Don glances toward Sonny and speaks more to him than Johnny.)
    Johnny: Sure I do.
    Corleone: Good. ‘Cause a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man. (To Johnny) Come here…You look terrible. I want you to eat. I want you to rest a while. And in a month from now, this Hollywood bigshot’s gonna give you what you want.
    Johnny: (protesting) It’s too late, they start shooting in a week.
    Corleone: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. Now, you just go outside and enjoy yourself, and uh, forget about all this nonsense. I want you, I want you to leave it all to me.

  31. Thanks for the excerpt, da verg! Awesome recall!

  32. Emanuel sent a dead fish, don’t know if he ever sleeps with them…

  33. Sue K — I just got a call from a friend who is 11-weeks along in her pregnancy – she says she won’t get flu shot for her 3yo son but wants to know what will happen to her unborn baby if she were to get the H1N1 and had not been vaccinated? She is worried either way cause she doesn’t want the shot either. I told her I would ask you. Thanks

  34. Michelle // November 2, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    Ya, Lame Cherry calls the First Feline ‘Mrs. Ed.’
    *********************************
    A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
    And no one can talk to a horse of course
    That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mrs. Ed.

    Go right to the source and ask the horse
    She’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse.
    She’s always on a steady course.
    Talk to Mrs. Ed.

    People yakkity yak a streak and waste your time of day
    But Mrs. Ed will never speak unless she has something to say.

    A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
    And this one’ll talk ’til her voice is hoarse.
    You never heard of a talking horse?

    Well listen to this.

    I am Mrs. Ed.
    *********************************
    (Sorry, it’s Monday…..)

  35. scarolina // November 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Sue K — I just got a call from a friend who is 11-weeks along in her pregnancy – she says she won’t get flu shot for her 3yo son but wants to know what will happen to her unborn baby if she were to get the H1N1 and had not been vaccinated? She is worried either way cause she doesn’t want the shot either. I told her I would ask you. Thanks
    *********************************
    Hi scarolina,

    No way to tell what will happen. If she gets H1N1, most likely, she’ll get a flu with the symptoms to go along with it. Since this is a new strain, we don’t know anything more about it, how/if it’ll affect the baby. Probably won’t have any effect…it’s just a *flu!*

    What we do know is that the shot can cause horrible complications due to what’s contained in it. You already know this.

    If it were me, I’d boost the immune system and take a pass on both the seasonal and H1N1 vaccines, which I’m doing. I’m getting physician calls trying to steer me to both shots (I have lung disease and possible MS), but there’s no way.

    They’re hyping the panic to include pregnant women first. Please tell your friend not to fall for it!

  36. new post is up….

    but my step daughter is 22 weeks and got it….even after I begged her not to….

    prayers would be nice

  37. Thanks Sue – she says she didn’t want it for herself or her little boy but was worried about the unborn baby. Just didn’t want to risk it’s health but I am sure now she will follow her own instincts and not take the shot period!

  38. CW, et al

    Here’s another godfather name attached to Rezko/Obama from the Arab community in Chicago – Nadhmi Audhi. Also part of the FBI probe under the heading of Operation Board Games you point out above. You probably include him in the “others” category, but thought it was worth developing this character.

    Jerome Corsi has actually drawn a line from Obama to Rezko to Saddam Hussein’s Oil for Food scandal with the key connecting point being billionaire Nadhmi Auchi – a partner of Rezko. Pentagon ‘s inspector general’s office confirmed this connection. The Pentagon also recognizes Auchi as a “global arms dealer.” He’s described in public documents as a British-based Iraqi billionaire. Convicted several years ago in France on fraud. It was the biggest fraud inquiry in Europe since the Second World War. He was fined and sentence was suspended pending no new crimes. Gee…wonder why?

    Evidently Auchi is the one that loaned Rezko the money to help with the purchase of the “O” home.

    Auchi is also the one that transmitted a hefty sum of cash to Rezko to help him make bail. Judge found out and sent him back to the slammer.

    Auchi’s travel visa to the U.S. was revoked in Aug of ’04. In November of 2005 Rezko was able to get two government officials from Illinois to appeal to the State Dept to get the visa restored. Of course “O” denies any involvement. Of course!

    There’s much more to this character…this is as far as I will go here.

    Noteworthy – Alsammare, whom you mention in your article above is officially listed as a Sunni Arab-Iraqi politician and the former Iraqi Electricity Minister, and is a dual U.S.-Iraqi citizen.

  39. Is twe here by any chance? If you are please post.thank you, Maddie.

  40. scarolina,

    Sue K jump in here – please.

    My understanding is that until a child is several months old there is no blood/brain barrier.

    THIS is the main concern about pregnant mothers receiving this vaccine. It contains (as per the leaflet) toxic adjuvants that include Mercury and Squalene. Thus, it goes straight to the baby’s brain!

    I heard a caller today on a talk show – a man accompanying his wife to a prenatal visit – the nurse was all excited about offering the vaccine to the mom-to-be. The man began to question the nurse, who was clueless about the contents of the vaccine. He said he suspects most of the nurse(s) are simply uninformed. He had to point out the contaminants to her on the leaflet.

    Needless to say, she was stunned and speechless.

    Just because they wear the trappings of authority doesn’t mean they know everything.

  41. JS—
    Why are people denouncing Glenn Beck?
    +++++++
    On Geraldo—no party wants to claim him.
    Not my favorite. Wish Fox would get rid of him

  42. JustMe.
    I have written quite a bit about Auchi in the past.
    If I am not mistaken, Evelyn Pringle and others writing about him
    were threatened by his attorneys.

  43. CW,

    okay, sorry…I guess that was prior to my following you on a continuous basis.

    I shouldn’t be surprised you’ve covered it, you’re always ahead of the game!

  44. Wasn’t Auchi the one they called Saddam Hussein’s “bag man”?

  45. Maddie,

    I think you’re right ’bout that. At least based on what I’ve read.

  46. CW,

    thanks. Will take a look.

  47. That usurper BO was very much involved in all the corruption with Blago and Rezko. He is getting away with fraud, treason and a lot of other corrupt crimes. This is really bad. BO has to go. He is just as guilty as his cronies. He lies about everything. Nothing he says is the truth. He just can’t be trusted.

  48. Sue , I was asked to tell you Thank You for all the good advise for the flu.One of the ladies at work was sick. I told what you said,and she said she did ,and she feels really good now.

  49. Sorry it was late its advice.

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