Text pulled from the “Stimulus” Bill:
“None of the funds provided by this Act may be made
available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any funds provided directly to a unit of local government by a Federal department or agency, or (2) by an established formula from the State. “
It’s nice to know that the Obama and the House will deem Blogdonovich guilty without due process. No wonder the Illinois legislature is gung ho about hanging him out to dry. It’s now so crystal clear; they want a piece of the pie. And who can blame them?
This reminds me of how the Clinton Administration and legislature manipulated Louisiana in the 1990′s. No federal transportation infrastructure funding until the drinking age is raised to 21. The legal drinking age in Louisiana was raised from 18 to 21 years five (count them…5!) days after I turned 18. Bastards! And Louisiana’s roads are still horrendous.
Several issues with this:
1. Federal government usurping power from the states. Boooo!
2. Government places preconditions on its own people (in an economic crisis no less!), yet we won’t place preconditions on Iran?
Now why would anyone think that the NY Times has an opinion on the matter?
Also in Politics:
So Hillary looks twenty years younger than she is, Obama looks proud and somber, and McCain looks like a raving mad lunatic. No slant here at all. LOL. This is just too much.
Hillary was booed for the second year in a row while pandering to a bunch of crazy socialists.
Hillary Clinton Booed Again
“Sen. Hillary Clinton was booed again this morning at the Take Back America conference, sponsored by the lefty activist group Campaign for America’s Future here in Washington. At this same conference last year, Sen. Clinton was booed for her position on the war in Iraq. This morning, she was enthusiastically received as she bashed the Bush administration — “a stunning record of secrecy and corruption” — but the crowd became less friendly when, at the end of her speech, she turned to Iraq.”
“A videotape shows New York Sen. Hillary Clinton committing felonies and should be admitted as new evidence in a California civil case, a forthcoming legal brief to be filed by Friday argues.
The tape shows Clinton – currently the leading Democratic presidential contender – speaking in 2000 with Peter Paul, a Hollywood mogul, and comic book icon Stan Lee about a massive fundraising event for her 2000 Senate race. Paul spent about $2 million of his own money to produce the event. The legal contribution limit to a candidate then was $2,000.”
Just when you thought that CNN was fair and objective… This is also the same company that has Nancy Pelosi’s son on its payroll.
“Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ties to InfoUSA Chairman Vinod Gupta have raised conflict-of-interest concerns over the firm’s links to CNN.
In December, database company InfoUSA acquired the polling firm Opinion Research Corp., which provides CNN with polling services for its coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Gupta is actively campaigning for Hillary, and as a result the polling firm’s findings ‘could be perceived as being colored by Gupta’s connections to the Clintons…’ “