Monthly Archives: April 2010

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly, Lies, Obama birth certificate, Obama not natural born citizen, Lakin constitutional oath, Lakin court marshall

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly, Lies

Did Fox News and/or Bill O’Reilly sell their soul to the devil?
We need for journalists and those reporting in the media to take an oath of honesty and integrity. Except for perhaps Sean Hannity, Fox News is sorely lacking.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin took the following oath:
“I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to
the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully
discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
So help me God.”
US Military officer’s oath of office

 
Officers in the service of the United States are
bound by this oath to disobey any order that
violates the Constitution of the United States.

On April 15, 2010, the Citizen Wells blog reported.

“Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Obama birth certificate”
“Megyn,

Please provide fair and balanced coverage regarding LTC Lakin. Please do not trash people “birthers” who are asking legitimate questions.

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
- John Adams

LTC Lakin is an honorable man and needs to be treated as such. He is standing up for what he believes. He believes in the oath that he took to defend his Country from enemies both foreign and domestic. His oath is to protect and defend the Constitution, as such, believes no man is “above the law” including the President.

Instead of questioning LTC Lakin’s motives, I would hope that you question Mr. Obama’s. Why would a sitting President who has nothing to hide go to such great lengths, spending millions, to refrain from providing basic documents that prove his eligibility for office?

I would also hope that your focus is NOT primarily on Mr. Obama’s elusive birth certificate. Mr. Obama, by his own admission stated that he was born with DUAL citizenship Kenya-British (Barack Obama Sr.) and USA (Stanley Ann Dunham). He was also a citizen of Indonesia when he was adopted by his step father Lolo Soetoro.

How can a person with DUAL citizenship, who has allegiances to counties other than the USA be a Natural Born Citizen?

NBC=Two Citizen ParentS and Born on US Soil.

You see, it doesn’t matter if Barack Obama was born in Kenya or Hawaii, his Dual Citizenship disqualifies him for POTUS. This should be your focus Megyn, please don’t disappoint!”

“Will Fox News cover this story in a “fair and balanced” manner? Megyn Kelly has supposedly been researching this story. Will she do real research and report with objectivity? Will Kelly actually read the statements from Dr. Fukino, examine the steps taken by Obama and his cadres of attorneys to avoid presenting a real birth certificate? Will Kelly review the natural born citizen clause and what it means? Will Kelly consider the fact that Obama has done everything in his power to hide his past including his college records?”
Read more

We now have an answer as to whether or not Fox News, Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly intend to cover the Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin story with indepth research and objectivity.

I have a great many facts and opinions to use to respond to the biased, unprofessional statements of O’Reilly and Kelly on Fox. However, for the moment, the following, perhaps, screams louder.

From Charles Kerchner, lead plaintiff, in Kerchner v Obama and Congress.

“Friday, April 16, 2010

Newspaper Birth Announcement Ads in 1961 in two Hawaiian Newspapers do NOT prove Obama was physically born in Hawaii.

Newspaper Birth Announcement Ads in 1961 in two Hawaiian Newspapers do NOT prove Obama was physically born in Hawaii.

The two announcements in the Hawaiian newspaper in 1961 only prove a birth was REGISTERED there, not that he was born there. A registration was allowed under Hawaiian law in 1961 to be made by any family member via a simple mail-in form to the state Health Department. No 3rd party or independent witnesses to the birth were required. The statement of a family member registering a new born child as born home was accepted into the registration system with little or not questions back then. Thus the family could lie and register a birth in Hawaii when it occurred elsewhere, anywhere in the world, simply to get the child U.S. citizenship, a highly coveted status then and now. The false registration was not done so he could be President some day. The false registration was done to get the new born child citizenship for that time. It was a case of birth registration fraud to illegally gain U.S. citizenship for a foreign born child of the family.

Given Hawaii’s very lax birth registration laws, as I said, Obama could have been born anywhere in the world and if Obama’s maternal grandma filled out the form and mailed it in to the birth registration office saying Obama was born at their home in Hawaii, a vital record would be created. And the birth announcement was on the list of births registered that week and which lists were sent routinely each week to the two newspapers. With data systems it is GIGO, garbage (false registration data) in yields garbage out (fraudulently created birth record in the state’s vital record system out). And with a falsified birth registration in the system, subsequent computer print outs in later years and carefully crafted statements by Hawaiian officials that they have a record of Obama being born in Hawaii can be obtained and made. But those printouts and statements are being made based on a falsified vital record mail-in registration form back in 1961.

WND.com, an online newspaper, did investigations on this first in 2009. They also did follow on stories in 2010 into how the newspaper ads were placed in those two papers in 1961 and the research revealed that the birth announcements were placed by the state, not the family. See these two article links below and many other articles as to how the Honolulu Advertiser and the other sister pub got the birth announcements from a list from the state each week, not from the families. These were public service birth announcements provided by the state. Garbage/falsified data on the available and simple birth registration mail-in form sent into the birth registration office in 1961 by a fraudulent filing by Obama’s grandmother to get her foreign born new grandson U.S. citizenship, illegally but easily given Hawaii’s lax laws back then, yielded a birth announcement in the paper for a birth in Hawaii that was registered there but did not physically occur in Hawaii. Obama was physically not born in Hawaii, as James Orengo, Member of Parliament, in Kenya recently attested to, as have other MPs in Kenya and as have members of Obama’s paternal line family in Kenya.

2009 investigation into the two Obama Birth newspaper announcements:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104678

2010 follow-up investigation report in the Obama Birth newspaper announcements:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=121136

My explanation to Bill Cunningham on his nationally syndicated radio show in the summer of 2009:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZpwcRf3FQ

The main stream media is deliberately lying about how these birth announcements got into those newspapers when they tell America that the family placed the ads and that someone was anticipating that someday Obama would run for President. First the family did not place the ads, the state did. And the family member simply filed the false birth registration data on the mail-in form for the obvious purpose of gaining the child U.S. citizenship, a highly coveted status then and now. Birth registration fraud occurs today and it occurred then. And it occurred in with Obama. The Hawaiian authorities were victims of the birth registration fraud by Obama’s grandmother back in 1961 and now instead of admitting it, they are covering up that there is no independent evidence to verify the false registration that Obama was born in Hawaii. No hospital or doctor’s name no medical attendants name at the home. Nothing. Just the false testimony of the grandmother on a mail-in form that no one verified back in 1961.

With the contradictory statements being made in Kenya by government officials there and members of the family there that Obama was born in Kenya and is not a native born American, the true legal identity needs to be investigated in a court of law. Any reasonable person looking at the evidence for and against Obama being born in Hawaii would say there is reasonable doubt he was born in Hawaii and would demand a further investigation. But the media is covering up for Obama by making false statements to protect him. The media created Obama, covered up for him, and is still a propaganda organ for him. This is a national disgrace.

CDR Charles Kerchner
Pennsylvania
http://puzo1.blogspot.com
http://www.protectourliberty.org
####

Posted by cfkerchner at 10:37 PM

Greensboro NC Tea Party protestor arrested Tax Day, April 15, 2010, Dressed in black with a hood, Youtube video

Greensboro NC Tea Party protestor arrested Tax Day, April 15, 2010

From the Greensboro New Record.

“Police put kibosh on disguised tea party protester”

“A man dressed in all black and a hood or mask came to the side of the stage by the old county courthouse while a person spoke and held up a sign reading, “Prosperity = White Supremacy.”

The crowd didn’t fancy the man’s sign and cast a round of boos in his direction. Pretty soon, three Greensboro police officers escorted the man away from the protest.

According to arrest reports, Daniel Emerson Stainkamp, 22, of 1602 West End Place in Greensboro was charged with wearing a mask or hood on public property, resisting a public officer, carrying a sign larger than allowed by a local ordinance, and interfering with the protest.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/blog/2010/04/15/entry/police_put_kibosh_on_disguised_tea_party_protester

Greensboro, NC Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2010, Romanian immigrant speech, US citizen, Small business owner, Speech about government control and liberty, North Carolina Tea Parties

Greensboro, NC Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2010, Romanian immigrant speech

A Romanian immigrant, US citizen, small business owner, speaks about government control and liberty.

Greensboro NC, Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2010, Governmental Square, First photos, Youtube video

Greensboro NC, Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2010

Here are some of the first photos from the Greensboro, NC  Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2010. The Tea Party is still going strong as I write this. There was a large enthusiastic crowd. The last photo below is of a Romanian immigrant who is now a US Citizen and small business owner. Her speech was inspiring and will be presented in a Youtube video soon.

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Obama birth certificate, Obama not natural born citizen, Lakin constitutional oath, Lakin court marshall

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Obama birth certificate

“I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to
the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully
discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
So help me God.”
US Military officer’s oath of office

 
Officers in the service of the United States are
bound by this oath to disobey any order that
violates the Constitution of the United States.

***  Update Below *** 

 

In Lt. Col Lakin’s own words.

World Net Daily reported the following on April 13, 2010.

“Officer to Army: Bring it on!
Refusing to deploy without eligibility answers, misses due date at Fort Campbell”

“A decorated Army surgeon who is refusing to follow orders because of the president’s decision to conceal documents that could show his eligibility to be commander in chief is telling the military to bring it on – by missing a deployment due date yesterday at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is facing imminent court-martial charges because of his decision to refuse orders to report for a Middle East deployment until President Obama’s eligibility is documented.
“He has been informed through official challenges that he will be charged soon with missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer,” according to a statement released last night to WND.”

“”LTC Lakin’s own deployment orders to Afghanistan included a requirement for him to bring ‘copies of his birth certificate,’” the statement from Hemenway said.”

“Lakin’s YouTube statement, now viewed by more than 100,000 people, confirmed he was “inviting his own court-martial” over his public demand for confirmation of Obama’s eligibility.
He said, however, he was compelled to act as he did because of his oath as an officer to “support and defend the United States Constitution,” including the article demanding that only a “natural born citizen” can be president.”

“Lakin also posted online a letter explaining his reasoning. The Safeguard Our Constitution website describes how Lakin tried through his chain of command and his congressional office to get answers to questions about Obama’s eligibility.
“You serve as my commander-in-chief. Given the fact that the certification that your campaign posted online was not a document that the Hawaiian Department of Homelands regarded as a sufficient substitute for the original birth certificate and given that it has been your personal decision that has prevented the Hawaiian Department of Health from releasing your original birth certificate or any Hawaiian hospital from releasing your records, the burden of proof must rest with you,” he wrote.”

Read more:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=140029

Fox news “regurgitated” the AP article on Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin.

“Though officials in Hawaii verify that Obama was born there, so-called birthers claim he was born outside the United States and is ineligible to be president. Lakin says he wants to see the birth certificate as proof Obama is his commander in chief and thus that the deployment order for Afghanistan is legal.”

“Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino issued statements last year and in October 2008 saying that she’s seen vital records that prove Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. But the state said last month it was still getting between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama’s birth each week, most from outside Hawaii.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/14/army-doc-questions-obamas-citizenship-refuses-afghanistan/

The reporting from the AP on this has been at best a misrepresentation of the facts and where I come from would be considered a lie.

Will Fox News cover this story in a “fair and balanced” manner? Megyn Kelly has supposedly been researching this story. Will she do real research and report with objectivity? Will Kelly actually read the statements from Dr. Fukino, examine the steps taken by Obama and his cadres of attorneys to avoid presenting a real birth certificate? Will Kelly review the natural born citizen clause and what it means? Will Kelly consider the fact that Obama has done everything in his power to hide his past including his college records?

The following was posted on this blog a few minutes ago.

“From an Email I just received:

We The People USA
Citizens Dedicated To Preserving Our Constitutional Republic

A message to all members of We The People USA
Dear Members,

Megyn Kelly is going to air an episode tomorrow on LTC Lakin. Her show airs on Fox News at 12-2pm CST.

Below is the email I sent her. I encourage all of you to send her an email kelly@foxnews.com or send her a Tweet @MegynKelly

Jean
http://www.wethepeopleusa.ning.com

_________________

Megyn,

Please provide fair and balanced coverage regarding LTC Lakin. Please do not trash people “birthers” who are asking legitimate questions.

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
- John Adams

LTC Lakin is an honorable man and needs to be treated as such. He is standing up for what he believes. He believes in the oath that he took to defend his Country from enemies both foreign and domestic. His oath is to protect and defend the Constitution, as such, believes no man is “above the law” including the President.

Instead of questioning LTC Lakin’s motives, I would hope that you question Mr. Obama’s. Why would a sitting President who has nothing to hide go to such great lengths, spending millions, to refrain from providing basic documents that prove his eligibility for office?

I would also hope that your focus is NOT primarily on Mr. Obama’s elusive birth certificate. Mr. Obama, by his own admission stated that he was born with DUAL citizenship Kenya-British (Barack Obama Sr.) and USA (Stanley Ann Dunham). He was also a citizen of Indonesia when he was adopted by his step father Lolo Soetoro.

How can a person with DUAL citizenship, who has allegiances to counties other than the USA be a Natural Born Citizen?

NBC=Two Citizen ParentS and Born on US Soil.

You see, it doesn’t matter if Barack Obama was born in Kenya or Hawaii, his Dual Citizenship disqualifies him for POTUS. This should be your focus Megyn, please don’t disappoint!

Visit We The People USA at: http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 “

***  Update 8:55 ET  ***

AOL just presented this article.

“Christopher Weber  Editor”

“Army to Court Martial Officer Who Doubts Obama Was Born in U.S.”

“The Army will court martial a lieutenant colonel who refuses to deploy to Afghanistan because he won’t accept orders from President Obama, whom he considers unqualified to be commander in chief, military officials said Wednesday.

Army doctor Lt. Col. Terry Lakin believes Obama wasn’t born in the United States, and therefore does not meet the constitutional requirements to be president, NBC News reported.”

“Larkin is a “birther,” a person who believes Obama is not native-born and therefore is ineligible to be president. Hawaii officials have repeatedly issued statements that Obama was born in the state and that the Health Department holds a copy of his original birth certificate. A copy of the document has been made available on the Internet.”

Read more:

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/14/army-to-court-martial-officer-who-doubts-obama-was-born-in-u-s/?icid=main|welcome|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicsdaily.com%2F2010%2F04%2F14%2Farmy-to-court-martial-officer-who-doubts-obama-was-born-in-u-s%2F

Perhaps Christopher should enter Kool Aid detox.

Blagojevich trial evidence released, April 14, 2010, Judge James B Zagel, CoSchemers statements, EVIDENTIARY PROFFER

Blagojevich trial evidence released, April 14, 2010

Here are some exerpts from the GOVERNMENT’S EVIDENTIARY PROFFER SUPPORTING THE ADMISSIBILITY OF CO-CONSPIRATOR STATEMENTS, released by Judge James B Zagel today, Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

“A. Efforts To Obtain Personal Benefits for Blagojevich and Campaign
Contributions In Exchange For State Action (2002-04)
1. Influence and Actions of Christopher Kelly and Antoin Rezko
Rod Blagojevich was first elected Governor of the State of Illinois in November 2002.
Christopher Kelly and Antoin “Tony” Rezko played important roles in assisting Blagojevich in this
campaign. Kelly was part of Blagojevich’s inner circle during the campaign and was one of the top
fundraisers for Blagojevich. Kelly oversaw most aspects of fundraising for the campaign, including
ensuring that other individuals met their fundraising goals. Rezko was also one of the top
fundraisers for Blagojevich.
After Blagojevich became Governor in January 2003, Kelly and Rezko continued to play
important roles in fundraising for Blagojevich. In 2003 and 2004, Kelly and Rezko had the primary
role in overseeing the efforts to raise money for Blagojevich. They were heavily involved in
organizing the large annual fundraising events that Blagojevich held in the summers of 2003 and
2004. In that time frame, Blagojevich pushed Rezko and Kelly to raise funds in a variety of
conversations.
Kelly and Rezko also had significant influence over aspects of state government during the transition
period after Blagojevich won office and continuing after Blagojevich took office. Kelly
and Rezko were part of the informal kitchen cabinet that Blagojevich used to make decisions, and
had complete access to Blagojevich and/or Monk (Blagojevich’s Chief of Staff during this period)
to talk about any state issue they wished. Kelly and Rezko used their influence over state affairs.
For example, Rezko and Kelly recommended and/or interviewed many of the people who were
selected to top positions in Blagojevich’s administration and were actively involved in the awarding
of certain state contracts.
Kelly and Rezko also exercised significant influence over the appointments Blagojevich
made to state boards and commissions. Monk was the primary person responsible for overseeing
the selection process for filling boards and commissions vacancies. Kelly and Rezko each
recommended many candidates for various boards and commissions, and Monk gave their
recommendations great weight.
From what Blagojevich said about appointments to boards and commissions, Monk
understood that Blagojevich viewed those appointments as an opportunity to reward big fundraisers
or Blagojevich’s supporters. Blagojevich consistently wanted to know who recommended a
particular candidate for a board or commission slot. When Kelly and Rezko made their
recommendations for people to be on boards and commissions, Monk knew that they were often
rewarding people who had made contributions to Blagojevich or who were going to do so.
Rezko and Kelly demonstrated over time that they had more interest in certain boards than
others and particularly that they were interested in the boards that controlled money, including the
pension boards like the Teachers’ Retirement System, the Illinois State Board of Investment, and
the State University Retirement System. Rezko also had a significant interest in the appointments
to the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. Blagojevich gave Kelly and Rezko significant
deference for their picks on those types of boards.”

“Around the time that Levine was reappointed, Rezko told Levine that he expected to control
the Planning Board. Rezko said that he had discussed the makeup of the Planning Board with
Thomas Beck, who was the Chairman of the Planning Board. Before one of the Planning Board
meetings, Beck talked to Levine about how there were five members of the Planning Board who
were Rezko’s people, including Levine and Beck. The other three individuals who would vote as
Rezko wished were Fortune Massuda, Imad Almanaseer, and Michel Malek. Documents and
testimony from individuals in Illinois state government who helped select candidates for boards and
commissions positions, including the Planning Board, confirm that Rezko was the individual
responsible for selecting those five individuals to be appointed to the Planning Board. Since it took
five votes to approve any CON, Rezko’s people effectively controlled what the Planning Board did.
Beck typically indicated to Levine and the other three members of Rezko’s voting bloc the items on
the Planning Board agenda that Rezko cared about and how Rezko wanted them to vote.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2010-04/53290204.pdf

Blagojevich trial documents, Judge Zagel, April 14, 2010, Obama lies, Documents unsealed, Chicago Tribune SunTimes request, Blagojevich Obama Rezko Levine

Blagojevich trial documents, Judge Zagel, April 14, 2010

 

***  Update below  ***

Judge James Zagel is expected to make a decision to unseal Rod Blagojevich trial documents today, Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Will Obama or his administration be mentioned?
Here is one of numerous Obama lies.

I had no contact with the Governor or his office.
Listen carefully at 3:08 into the video.

How often will the names of Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine and Barack Obama  be mentioned during the Blagojevich trial?

*** Update 2:30 ET ***

“The judge overseeing the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today ordered a key government document detailing the charges against the ex-governor released without sensitive portions blacked out.

The document, expected to be made public shortly, describes how Blagojevich allegedly schemed with a close group of associates to make money by leveraging the powers of his office.”

“The document has been expected to offer the most detail about the alleged schemes in the case since a guilty plea last fall by Alonzo Monk, the ex-governor’s onetime chief of staff.”

Read more:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/04/judge-orders-full-release-of-key-document-in-blago-case.html

Blagojevich trial documents, April 13, 2010, Documents unsealed, Judge James Zagel, Obama reference?, Rezko Levine Obama connection

Blagojevich trial documents, April 13, 2010, Documents unsealed

When Rod Blagojevich Trial documents are unsealed before or during the trial, will we find more references to Obama and his administration and past connections?
Here are just two of the many connections that link Obama to Blagojevich, his cronies and Chicago, IL corruption.

Reported on Citizen Wells, December 11, 2008.

(Note the highlighted areas)
Obama’s role in rigging the Health Planning Facilities Board
Evelyn Pringle, Obama Curtain Time 2
Obama was chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee in January 2003. A few articles in the media have mentioned that Obama sat on a committee that reviewed matters related to the Planning Board in conjunction with the Governor’s staff but none have discussed his integral part in getting the bill passed.

A review of senate records from January 2003 to August 2003, shows Obama played a major role as chairman of that committee, in pushing through Senate Bill 1332, that led to the “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, making the votes much easier to rig.

Democratic Senator Susan Garrett sponsored the bill in the senate, and the chief co-sponsor was Republican Senator Dale Righter. These two senators were also on the Human Services Committee with Obama.

The bill was filed with the senate secretary on February 20, 2003, and assigned to Human Services Committee for review on February 27. Less than a month later, as chairman, Obama sent word that the bill should be passed on March 13, 2003.

On May 31, 2003, the House and Senate passed the bill and the only senator listed in the “yes” votes mentioned in the Board Games indictments is Obama.

Blagojevich made the effective date June 27, 2003, and the co-schemers already had the people lined up to stack the Board and rig the votes with full approval from Obama.

As discussed fully in Curtain Time for Obama Part 1, the Republicans and Democrats worked together in setting up the Planning Board scheme because the Combine as a whole would profit.

During the trial, Stuart Levine testified that when he sought reappointment to the Planning Board, he told Republican co-schemer, Bill Cellini, to tell the Blagojevich administration he would vote however they wanted when approving projects.

He told the jury he had the same understanding with the two prior Republican governors, Jim Edgar, and George Ryan, who is now sitting in prison due to Fitzgerald’s successful prosecution of a corruption case against him.

A June 2003 email exchange produced in the trial shows Obama was one of eight officials who received the names of the nominees for the new Board ahead of time, from the office of David Wilhelm, who headed Blagojevich’s 2002 campaign for governor.

Tony Rezko’s name does not appear in the email. In fact, his attorney made the point to the jury that the exchange was from Blagojevich’s general counsel, Susan Lichtenstein, and Wilhelm’s office, and indicated the appointees were recommended by Wilhelm and supported by those who received the memo.

The memo said, “we worked closely over the past six months” with eight officials including three state senators.

Jennifer Thomas, a former aide in Blagojevich’s patronage office, testified that she attended regular weekly meetings at Rezko’s office between the spring of 2003 and November 2004, and Rezko floated names and specifically said Levine should be reappointed to the new Board.

The Senate bill said, the “Board shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.” But the Senate Confirmation Hearings were a joke. For instance, the Feds recorded Levine talking to co-schemer, Jon Bauman, the day Levine learned he was approved by the Senate from the executive secretary of the Board.

Levine told Bauman he ran into Jeffrey Marks, who said “congratulations on your appointment,” and Levine asked for what. Marks said, “well the Senate Confirmation Hearings on Health Facility Plan Board members.”

He told Levine Senate President, Emil Jones, only allowed 2 members to be approved and “that was you and the other person he just put in.”

“Isn’t that hysterical ’cause you know they had this big battle going on,” Levine told Bauman.

Laughing away, Levine said, “don’t you just love it.”

“I’m one of those independents and not part of the block.”

“Well, good, you know it’s good to be just a true independent civil servant,” Bauman said laughing along with Levine.

“Is, is that a good thing,” Levine replied, “I’ve never been that.”

Corrupt appointees fund Obama and Blagojevich campaigns

The corrupt new appointees were all contributors to the presidential hopeful, Blagojevich, and the US senate hopeful Obama.

The previous Act allowed the Board itself to select a “Chairman and other officers as deemed necessary.” But the new law stated: “The Governor shall designate one of the members to serve as Chairman and shall name as full-time Executive Secretary.”

The Board’s then sitting-chairman, Thomas Beck, who was originally appointed by a Republican governor, testified under a grant of immunity that he brought a $1,000 check to Rezko on July 15, 2003, to make sure Blagojevich reappointed him.

A few weeks later, Beck said, Rezko called to say he would be reappointed along with a Republican holdover Levine. Beck also testified that Rezko told him Blagojevich was set to appoint Rezko’s three doctor friends to complete the rigged voting bloc. He said he met the doctors in August 2003, at the first meeting of the new Board.

Dr Michel Malek gave Obama $10,000 a little over a month before the first meeting on June 30, 2003. He also donated $25,000 to Blagojevich three weeks later on July 25, 2003, and gave Obama another $500 in September 2003. Malek was an investor in Riverside Park.

Dr Fortunee Massuda donated $25,000 to Blagojevich on July 25, 2003, and gave a total of $2,000 to Obama on different dates. Massuda’s husband, Charles Hannon, is a co-schemer in the pension fund case and testified against Rezko in the trial.

Dr Imad Almanaseer contributed a total of $3,000 to Obama after he landed the appointment. On March 13, 2008, Almanaseer testified against Rezko and told the jury he was an investor in Rezko’s fast-food businesses.

This doctor’s son, Ahmed Almanaseer, was given a trade office intern position with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Ahmed is president of HireIraqis.com a bilingual human resources “site aimed at linking Iraqi job seekers with the companies engaged in the reconstruction [in Iraq] efforts,” according to Rezko Watch/RBO.”

Read more

Reported on Citizen Wells, December 9, 2008.

Obama lied about meeting with Rod Blagojevich.

“Barack Obama has begun distancing himself from IL Governor Rod Blagojevech
now and will “throw him under the bus” after Blagojevich’s arrest.
However, Obama and Blagojevich have strong ties going back for years
including Obama endorsing Blagojevich.”

“Obviously like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the US attorney’s office today,” said President-elect Obama this afternoon in Chicago, speaking of the criminal complaint against Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich for corruption. “But as this is a ongoing investigation involving the governor I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time.”

“Asked what contact he’d had with the governor’s office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.”

But on November 23, 2008, his senior adviser David Axelrod appeared on Fox News Chicago and said something quite different.

While insisting that the President-elect had not expressed a favorite to replace him, and his inclination was to avoid being a “kingmaker,” Axelrod said, “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.””

Read more

Blagojevich trial, Monday, April 12, 2010, Documents unsealed, Judge James Zagel, Chicago Tribune SunTimes request, What has been kept hidden?

Blagojevich trial, Monday, April 12, 2010, Documents unsealed

Today, Monday, April 12, 2010, sealed documents in the Rod Blagojevich trial will be made public except for portions that defense attorneys successfully plea to keep hidden.

From The Chicago SunTimes.

“Blagojevich judge to unseal key document in case”

“U.S. District Judge James Zagel said today he will make public a key document in the Rod Blagojevich case after major news outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times, objected to its secret filing.
The Santiago Proffer, a prosecution filing that acts as a road map to the government’s strategy in the case, will be publicly available Wednesday, Zagel ruled today.
The Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and Associated Press stepped in and asked for the document to be made public after the government initially filed it under seal.
But there may be some portions of the filing that will not be made public.
Zagel is giving defense lawyers until Monday to suggest portions they want to keep out of public view for now.
He then said the prosecution had 24 hours to respond.
Defense lawyer Sheldon Sorosky said he didn’t want the government to file a document that quotes what prosecutors consider their “best tapes.” Sorosky said if the document cites portions of the secret FBI recordings, then all the tapes should be released before trial, so the jury pool isn’t tainted.”

Read more:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/2010/04/blagojevich_judge_to_unseal_ke.html
United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois
Judge James B. Zagel

Chambers: (312) 435 – 5713
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
DATE OF APPOINTMENT

April 22, 1987
ENTERED ON DUTY
June 17, 1987
 
1979 – 1980 Director, Illinois Department of Revenue
1980 – 1987 Director, Illinois Department of State Police
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Judicial conference Committee of Codes of Conduct, (renamed “Committee on Financial Disclosure), 1987 -1994
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
EDUCATION
University of Chicago, B.A.; M.A. 1962
Harvard Law School, J/D/, 1963
PERSONAL:
Born:
March 4, 1941
Chicago, IL

Kenya Parliament, Obama born in Kenya, Obama not native American, Kenya National Assemby, Official Report, March 25, 2010

Kenya Parliament, Obama born in Kenya

 

This apparently is legitimate.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

OFFICIAL REPORT

 

Thursday, 25

 

th March, 2010

 

The other thing that we are addressing through devolution is exclusion. What has
made us suffer as a nation is exclusion. Once people feel excluded, even when you want
to employ a policeman or constable or you want to build a dispensary, it must come from
the centre. In the colonial days, these things were being done on the ground and they
could give bursaries and build roads. I commend devolution. Those who fear devolution
are living in the past. They are being guided by their ethnic consideration and objectives.
They are living in the past. If America was living in a situation where they feared
ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man
born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of
America? It is because they did away with exclusion. What has killed us here is
exclusion; that once Mr. Orengo is President, I know of no other place than Ugenya. That
is why we were fighting against these many Presidencies in the past. I hope that Kenya
will come of age. This country must come of age. People want freedom and nations want
liberation, but countries want independence.”

http://www.parliament.go.ke/parliament/downloads/tenth_forth_sess/Hansard/RDRAFT25.03P.pdf