Corrupt Hillary Or How We Really Dodged A Bullet — As Democrats become ever more unhinged over President Trump’s glorious swamp draining, another revelation of Hillary Clinton’s unabashed corruption has occurred. Yes, we really dodged a bullet.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says then Secretary of State Clinton made a personal call to to pressure her to keep Muhammed Yunus as chairman of the country’s Grameen Bank.
Bangladesh law prohibits civil servants from working beyond the age of 60. Yunus was 70 in March 2011 when the call was made.
The bank’s nonprofit Grameen America, which Yunus chairs, had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative. Grameen Research, also chaired by Yunus, donated between $25,000 and $50,000.
Why would a “nonprofit charity” donate to another “nonprofit charity”? The answer is when the “nonprofit charity” is not a “nonprofit charity” but a means of getting rich. A small bribe here can often garner greater lucre there.
Fattah, a Democrat, represented from 1995 until June 23 Pennsylvania’s 2nd District. This consists of large swaths of Philly along with Lower Merion in Montco.
U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III called Fattah actions “astonishing” which frankly deserves an LOL. Still, the sentence he passed might be the longest ever imposed on a member of Congress for federal corruption crimes so kudos for being astonished.
Fattah got a $174,000 congressional salary and associated perks, along with his bribes.
Josh Shapiro (Democrat), the political boss of Montgomery County and Pennsylvania’s next attorney general, is counsel at Stradley Ronon.
Val DiGiorgio (Republican), the political boss of Chester County and among the leading candidates for chairman of the state Republican Party, runs Stradley Ronon’s banking and public finance sections. He includes Government and Public Affairs as part of his “focus”.
No matter how many 10-year sentences our hacks get, Pennsylvania will never be clean until places like Stradley Ronon are sent to the dustbin.
Food Stamps Corporate Greed — The tenderhearted souls who call themselves “progressives” and claim to want care for the poor– albeit always by someone else — are huge defenders of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which is still often referred to as “food stamps” despite the benefits now being distributed by a plastic card.
SNAP benefits for a single person in Pennsylvania are maximized at $200 and they can be used to buy soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream novelties. Any attempt to restrict this program to things like fresh veggies, bulk grain and unsweetened dairy are met with shrieks and media stridency. You ever wonder who is paying for these shrieks and media stridency, and be sure that it is being bought although many of those doing the shrieking aren’t seeing the money?
Well, who is it that makes the soft drinks, and junk food? That’s right progressives, you are simple tools of corporate greed.
Ponder this: the asset/resource limit for SNAP in Pennsylvania is $5,500 or $9,000 for homes with a disabled or elderly member. If we were to halve the maximum — which would also be to roughly $75 for additional household members — yet limit what can be purchased to the healthy stuff that one has to prepare oneself, say like rice which costs about $20 for a 50 pound bag, you can double the resource limit and make a lot of needy people a lot better off.
As PepsiCo would not approve, though, don’t expect this to happen.
Dems Picked Criminal For Civil Service Commission — Delaware County Democrats are under fire for appointing Anthony Serody — who murdered his former girlfriend last week — to Folcroft Borough’s Civil Service Commission the duties of which include overseeing testing of new police officers despite Serody’s long criminal rap sheet.
The Democrats will have to replace Serody as he shot himself after killing the woman.
Court records show that Serody had been charged with numerous crimes including robbery, theft, aggravated assault, witness retaliation, reckless endangerment, ethnic intimidation, burglary, receiving stolen property, and obstruction of justice over two decades in Philadelphia and Venango County albeit he was only convicted of escape in 1993, and of trespassing last year.
So how did he get the post? It appears it was related to his membership in Laborers Local 332.
It is necessary for national unity that Democrats learn to stop accepting violent, women-hating bullies into their ranks and to recognize that there is no point to win-at-all-cost thinking.
Internet Radio Fight Concerns Crony Capitalism –Internet radio promises convenience and variety unimaginable to those whose thinking is limited by the finite bands of the broadcast spectrum. One of the things that keeps it from fulfilling its potential is copyright regulation namely a government mandate that it pay a higher set of royalties than its broadcast brothers
Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Jared Polis (D-CO) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) are trying to change this.
The usual powerful and greedy crony capitalists are fighting them, however. Hollywood and the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) like things as they are because it gives them more control and more money. Sensitive liberal activists Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Rihanna have signed a letter that the unfair existing structure be kept.
When are people going to realize that those who call themselves “liberal” are not. When a celebrity says he or she “cares” he or she means about himself.
Pay To Play Ban Passes Pa. House — The State House voted unanimously last week in support of a bill to end the practice of pay-to-play politics in the state contracting procurement process, says Rep. Jim Cox (R-129). House Bill 201 would strictly prohibit any state employee from evaluating any state contract proposal submitted by a former employer less than two years following the date of the state employee’s separation with the employer.
The bill aims to limit any undue influence a former employer could have on a state employee who is in the position of making contract decisions. House Bill 201 now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Referral Fees Supreme Court Corruption — Activist Bob Guzzardi notes that the $821,000 referral fee paid to lawyer Lise Rapaport which stemmed from a multimillion-dollar medical malpractice settlement is more money than 99.99 percent of the people in Pennsylvania earn in a year.
Ms. Rapaport has received 17 other such fees for connecting law firms with clients.
Golly, what could make her so valuable?
That she is the wife and personal assistant to state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery is just a coincidence one is sure.
McCaffery is a Democrat, btw, just looking out for the little guy as usual.
RACP Cut Of $600 Million OK’d By House — The Pennsylvania House has passed a measure to put new controls in place to curtail levels of public debt for projects funded by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and historical improvement projects with a focus on job creation. Created in 1999 with an initial debt ceiling of $1.2 billion, the RACP debt ceiling has been raised six times since then, pushing it up to $4.05 billion.
House Bill 493 decreases the RACP debt ceiling from its current $4.05 billion to $3.45 billion, an immediate reduction of $600 million.
In addition, the bill puts in place important transparency measures. Eligible projects must meet specific criteria, including generating substantial increases in or maintaining current levels of economic activity, having substantial regional economic impacts, including at least 50 percent of non-state funding participation and having a total project cost of at least $1 million.
Spanier Gets National Security Gig — Graham Spanier, the sexual adventurer who presided over Penn State for 16 years and thought it “humane” to refrain from reporting to police that one-time football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting children, appears to have been rehabilitated.