Former New Orleans Mayor, Ray “Chocolate City” Nagin gets 10 years for corruption

The video:

The Story:

NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday on federal corruption charges, ending a case that began with the rebuilding of the city after Hurricane Katrina.

The sentence was less than the recommended 15 years, but Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana told the court that the evidence failed to show that Mr. Nagin had organized or had been a leader of a corruption scheme.

“Mr. Nagin claimed a much, much smaller share of the profits of the crime than any other member of the group,” Judge Berrigan said, referring to the businessmen who profited from the scheme. The judge said that Mr. Nagin’s leadership was much needed after Hurricane Katrina but that it had also been lagging.

Prosecutors objected to the sentence, a move that could set up an appeal.

Mr. Nagin, who will remain out on bond, hugged family and friends after the sentencing, and was quickly driven away from the courtroom. “I’m trusting God is going to work all this out,” he said during sentencing. The judge ordered him to report for prison no later than Sept. 8.

via Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison – NYTimes.com.

Good place for the idiot; here’s hope he rots in that prison.

Just remind you of what this slime ball did during Katrina:

Like I said, I hope he rots. :mad:

 

MS College GOP Federation official Evan Alvarez resigns because he’s a RINO and not a Tea Partier.

Oh this is rich….

Evan Alvarez – Leaves the College GOP federation of MS, because he’s not an icky tea partier. Screw him! we don’t want RINOS in our Party anyhow! Idiot…. Go join the Devil’s Party you GAY BLADE CUBAN INTERLOPER POS and take that idiot Ted Cruz with you!

via College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats:

I over the last 48 hours or so, I have been in deep thought about the future of MFCR and of the Republican Party. I have come to the conclusion that I no longer want to be the leader of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans. I refuse to simply let people break the rules and think they don’t have to answer for their actions, admit they were wrong, or even apologize. When I ran for Chairman in the spring, I ran to be Chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College REPUBLICANS, not the Mississippi Federation of College “Tea Partiers”. Also, I believe that the Republican Party has allowed these groups of extremist to have too much of a voice and because of that, the platform of the Republican Party has shifted too far to the right in my opinion. For example, the drastic cuts on needed federal funding that these groups of Republican extremists support would leave society weak and crippled. Secondly, their far right stance on immigration is not only ignorant, but it is cruel. After all our country is a nation of immigrants and should welcome immigrants from every country. My father was an immigrant from Cuba and came to America in 1959 because of the freedom that this nation offers. This freedom should be available to each and every individual that wants to come work hard and pursue his or her goals in America. Finally, I believe the Republican Party has not done enough to put a stop to the hatred and cruel words and actions of the far right extremist in the party. The Republican Party consistently says they are trying to appeal to minorities, but this will never happen when we allow members of party to say cruel and ignorant things about Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities in our country. I simply cannot be apart of organization that have members who support these far right extremist views, much less be the Chairman of the organization. So in conclusion, I, Evan Alvarez, am hereby resigning my position as Chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans, as well as my membership at the Mississippi State Chapter of MFCR. This change is effective immediately!

 

Detroit’s Water Department problems with billing underscores the entitlement mentality in that city

This proves that which I have said about that city for a very long time.

The quote via Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: ‘You’re Not Making Me Pay,’ Says Deputy Director « CBS Detroit:

The water department states that there are about 60,000 delinquent accounts in the city of Detroit – with the average arrearage about $560.

City of Detroit Water And Sewerage Department Deputy Director, Darryl Latimer, said every account corporate or private is treated the same, adding that the water department does what they can to work with those who come forward and address their hardship situation.

“The majority of our customers (who) are in delinquency status, they just built a culture of ,’You’re not making me pay— I am not going to pay’,” said Latimer.

While this report did not come right out and say it; this is the classic cultural marxist mentality of the left — that somehow or another water service from the city of Detroit is an entitlement and that the people of the City of Detroit have a right to the water. The marxists also portray the city of Detroit as evil, greedy capitalists for demanding that the service of delivering clean and filtered water to the citizens of Detroit be paid for by the people who receive it.

Sorry, but the water that comes from the City of Detroit is not a right; it is a service which you pay for; any middle class person and below knows this; at least those who are sane and pay their bills.

I have to wonder; what would the union workers who are employed by the Detroit water and sewage department, think of these people who want their water for free? I bet they would not have anything good to say about it. My question to the union members is this: Why are you not speaking out about this and bringing up how absurd it is? I mean, if everyone gets free water; who pays the salary of those who work at the Water and Sewage plant? Who pays for the maintenance on the filtration system? Who pays for the maintenance on the water pipes in the city? The list of questions goes on and on…

This is why I happen to believe that these cultural marxists do not live in the same reality that the majority of the rest of America. They live in this false sense of utopia and it is sadly out of reach with the realities of this modern-day. These people do not need to be calling the U.N., they need to be calling the men in the white coats. Because quite frankly, they are crazy! :shock:

West Virginia Democrat lets the mask slip and says what he really feels about coal miners

Basically, he says that most people in W. Va. are too stoned to even work in the coal mines.

via The Charleston Daily Mail:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A comment Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., made to political blog Politico has sparked fierce backlash from conservative groups.

Rahall, speaking to reporter Erica Martinson for a series on how national policy issues are affecting 2014 midterm elections, said substance abuse is a big reason coal miners can’t find jobs in Southern West Virginia.

“Times are tough,” he told Martinson. “People turn to drugs — no question about it. Our coal companies can’t hire coal miners because they can’t pass a drug test.”

Since the article was published Thursday morning, Rahall’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Evan Jenkins, and other conservative groups such as Americans for Prosperity issued statements calling Rahall’s comments “absurd,” “wrong” and “deeply offensive.”

“As someone who screens and drug tests hundreds and hundreds of coal miners for potential employment in the mines, I can tell you that Nick Rahall’s comments are totally wrong and deeply offensive to the miners with whom I work,” Mike Grose of Elite Coal Services said in a statement issued by the Jenkins campaign.

“Since 2013, out of several hundred potential miners we’ve drug tested, just eight have tested positive. These hard-working men seeking employment are not the drug addicts Nick Rahall’s comments make them out to be.”

Elite Coal Services is one of the state’s leading coal contract labor service companies, recruiting and training miners to fill available positions at surface and underground mine sites across the state. Grose also was interviewed for the Politico piece.

Just a bit more of that, “You didn’t build that!” from the Obama left. What more do people need to see and hear for them to realize that the left is not the party of the working class American people?

Here is one of the reasons why I am not too big on conspiracy theories

I know this is going to make me sound like a jerk and maybe a bit jaded. But this below is why you won’t find me posting links to Alex Jones or any of the rest of those sort of sites:

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly shot two law enforcement officers in Nevada County on Saturday as 60-year-old Brent Douglas Cole.

Cole, who also was shot in the altercation, is in stable condition at a Roseville hospital, according to authorities.

Cole is accused of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer and a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger in the area of the South Yuba River campground in rural Nevada County. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Further details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting have not been released.

via Nevada County sheriff identifies man accused of shooting two officers – Crime – Sacto 911 – The Sacramento Bee.

A quick look at the dude’s facebook page, shows that he was into that stuff and really heavy into the Anti-Jewish thing quite heavy. Truthfully, I most likely mistrust the Government as this guy. However, when you take it to another level and begin shooting police officers and Government officials; you lose me. I keep my protest against what is happening in our government here in the virtual world on my blog, where it is safe and I am very careful not to get carried away and write something that might get myself arrested.

Plus too, I tend to be a bit of a skeptic, and I do not believe everything that comes down the pike; I tend to like to research things that I read. In other words, I do not trust people like Alex Jones anymore that I would trust MSNBC. Because Alex Jones has his little gig for one thing and one thing only; to make money off the backs of very paranoid people.

The sad thing is that the Conservative grassroots, represented by people like Matt Drudge are now basically open to linking to people like Alex Jones. Which, to me, is worrisome. Because when Drudge started linking to Alex Jones, he legitimized him. I think that was a mistake. I know that media suppression happens; the conservative and liberal blogosphere proved that back in 2004. However, Alex Jones is not an alternative media outlet; Alex Jones is a full-blown conspiracy theorist with his own agenda. Linking to him would be like me linking to Jeff Rense’s site or posting Brother Nathaniel videos on here. I simply will not do that; because I do not wish to be associated with those kind of people.

It simply boils down to ethics and I happen to think that ethics is in short supply on the right.

Thoughts and Prayers for the people of Pilger, Nebraska

Update: Here is video of the tornados:

To some people, these people might just be people from what the liberals and some conservatives call “fly over Country.” But. in truth, they are Americans too. Hard working Americans who bear the brunt of the socialist state. As an Amateur Radio Operator, who is trained in Skywarn spotting; I know too well how the weather can be quite unpredictable. One minute it can be sunny and nice, and the next chaotic.

These people have lost it all. I could never even imagine losing everything in a storm like this. But, these people do it all the time. Somehow or another, they manage to figure out a way to pick up what’s left, and rebuild. This, my friends, takes guts. For this they have my admiration.

May God be with them as they pick up what’s left and start over.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old child, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

All the residents of the town of Pilger — some 350 people — evacuated their homes, many leaving for shelters in nearby towns, after the powerful twisters slammed the area Monday afternoon. Nebraska State Patrol closed all roads into town.

“More than half of the town is gone — absolutely gone,” Stanton County Commissioner Jerry Weatherholt said. “The co-op is gone, the grain bins are gone, and it looks like almost every house in town has some damage. It’s a complete mess.”

Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sifting through demolished homes and businesses in the town about 80 miles northwest of Omaha.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger estimated that 50 to 75 percent of Pilger was heavily damaged or destroyed in the storm. The local school is likely beyond repair, he said.

“It’s total devastation,” Unger said.

via Associated Press.

Donald Sterling pulls sale offer, to file 1 Billion Dollar lawsuit against NBA

…and you know what? He has every right to do so as well. I know Donald Sterling is Jewish, okay? But, so is the NBA commissioner as well. However, this whole thing stinks to the heavens; because it simply goes against the idea of private ownership of a business. This whole idea, of a man being forced to sell his business, over words that were spoken, when the man was obviously upset and was not aware he was being recorded; smacks of heavy-handed tactics of political correctness gone horrible amuck.

Here is hoping; and I truly mean this one — that Donald Sterling sticks to his guns, sues the NBA and wins.

(CNN) — The deal is off. The suit is on.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is withdrawing his support for the sale of his team and is asking his lawyer to go ahead with a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA.

“From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. I have worked for 33 years to build the Team,” Sterling said in a statement, forwarded to CNN by his lawyer Max Blecher.

Referring to NBA commissioner, Sterling added, “I believe that Adam Silver acted in haste by illegally ordering the forced sale of the Clippers, banning me for life from the NBA and imposing the fine. … The action taken by Adam Silver and the NBA constitutes a violation of my rights and fly in the face of the freedoms that are afforded to all Americans.”

via Sterling pulls support of Clippers sale; to proceed with suit – CNN.com.

Video: Two suspects shoot two police officers in Las Vegas and say, “The Revolution has begun”

Now, I do not intend this to be some idiotic partisan blog posting. However, I do wonder, what kind of revolution that these two suspects were referring to.

8 News NOW

The story via 8 News Now out of Las Vegas:

LAS VEGAS — Two Metro officers are dead following a shooting at a pizza restaurant Sunday near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. Police say a citizen and both suspects are dead, as well.

According to police, a man and woman walked into a Cici Pizza restaurant at 309 North Nellis around 11:22 a.m. and appeared to target two Metro officers who were eating at the restaurant. One person shot one officer in the head. The second person shot the second officer.

Police say witnesses told them the suspects took the police officers’ guns and ammunition and, as they were walking out of the restaurant after the shooting, they said, ” tell the police the revolution has begun.”

The two suspects then left the restaurant and went into the Wal-Mart store across the street where they shot a citizen and then shot themselves, police said. Both suspects are dead.

Metro Police has asked all of its officers to shroud their badges in honor of their fallen co-workers. They are also having officers double up in their squad cars so no officer is riding alone.

 

Here’s the part that bothers me the most:

Police say witnesses told them the suspects took the police officers’ guns and ammunition and, as they were walking out of the restaurant after the shooting, they said, ” tell the police the revolution has begun.”

First off, the media did not comment on the race of the suspects. Was it white suspects? Was it black suspects? Was it latino suspects? Update: Suspects race now know, see below! What sort of revolution were they referring to? These questions are what people like me, want to know. The one thing that I should point out; the suspects killed themselves. Which in my humble opinion, makes them cowards. No true revolutionary, of any stripe, takes the cowardly way out and kills themselves to escape justice. True revolutionaries stand up for what they believe in and will go to jail and face up for their actions.

I am of the opinion, that these guys were nothing more than wanna-be revolutionaries of some sort and they did not plan on the police coming as quick as they did; and when they realized that they had bitten off more than they could chew, they took the cowards way out. Either that, or these people were not wrapped too tight and did this to make some sort of a statement.

Also too, and I think this is very important. Despite what some in the media might try to paint these idiots as; these guys were not Ron Paul types. Ron Paul’s revolution was never, ever about violence. Ron Paul’s revolution was a peaceful one; and he never advocated any sort of violence at all.  Neither would any sort of a Conservative either.

People like myself, who are sane; who are not happy with our Government. We resolve to change it and the culture through civil discourse and by a peaceful exchange of ideas. We also, via blogs so forth, point out and expose the extremists who wish to tarnish our movement and the extremists on the other side, who wish to harm those whom they disagree with.

Also,I want to make it absolutely clear that I do not endorse, nor do I believe in, any sort of violence to fight back against Cultural Marxism. It is wrong, it puts us on the same level has the extremists on the left; and we as Conservative Christians are better than that.

We have the truth on our side, and we do not need to resort to such foolish tactics.

Update:Via Yahoo News

The male shooter, described as a tall white man, yelled “everyone get out” before shooting, Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

Terrible, just terrible. :(

Update #2: Some special snowflake left a moronic comment about this posting, and I deleted it, and then responded to it here.

So much for a stable, secure and safe Iraq!

Can someone remind me again, why it is that we even bothered going into this Country?

4000+ of our Nation’s treasure; and this is the result? The neocons will say, “we left too early.” I call B.S. we knew this sort of stuff would start right back up, the minute we left. The truth is, we never should have went in there in the first darned place. As 9/11 had zero to do with Iraq at all. Now, you have chaos in Iraq, thanks to the Americans. :roll:

The Story:

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country’s restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shiite neighborhoods, underscoring the sectarian violence now striking at Iraq years after a similar wave nearly tore the country apart following the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Now with U.S. troops gone, Iraq founds itself fighting on fronts across the country, as separate clashes in a northern city killed 21 police officers and 38 militants, officials said.

The first Baghdad attack took place Saturday night in the capital’s western Baiyaa district, killing nine people and wounding 22, police said. Later on, seven car bombs in different parts of Baghdad killed at least 41 people and wounded 62, police said. A roadside bomb in western Baghdad also killed two people and wounded six, police said. All the attacks happened in a one-hour period and largely targeted commercial streets in Shiite neighborhoods, authorities said.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details to journalists.

The day began with militants killing three police officers on guard at the gates of Anbar University, a police and a military official said. Islamic extremists and other anti-government militias have held parts of Anbar’s nearby provincial capital of Ramadi and the city of Fallujah since December amid rising tensions between Sunni Muslims and the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

The gunmen detained dozens of students inside a university dorm during their attack, the officials said. Sabah Karhout, the head of Anbar’s provincial council, told journalists that hundreds of students were inside the university compound when the attack started at the school. Anbar University says it has more than 10,000 students, making it one of the country’s largest.

According to one student, the gunmen identified themselves as belonging to an al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Sunni terror group, fighting in Syria with other rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad, is known for massive, bloody attacks in Iraq as well often targeting Shiites that they view as heretics.

The Islamic State did not immediately claim the attack on the school.

Several hours later, gunmen left the university under unclear circumstances.

Students then boarded buses provided by the local government to flee the school, though gunfire erupted as security forces attacked retreating militants, police said.

via Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq – Daily Inter Lake: Nation/World.