A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.An informant caught Sant Singh Chatwal on tape in 2010 explaining that he believed his illegal fundraising bought him access to people in power.Without the contributions "nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said. "That's the only way to buy them, get into the system."Chatwal entered the plea to evading contribution limits and witness tampering in federal court in Brooklyn as part of a plea deal. He faces a maximum of nearly six years in prison at sentencing on July 31 and must forfeit $1 million. He free on $750,000 bond secured by property in Manhattan.
These people are BIG Clinton supporters - hence, you will hear very little about it in the media. Just imagine the coverage if the word "Democrat" in that headline was "Republican." Why, there would be more coverage of that than the Malaysian plane and Hurricane Sandy combined. Journalism in this country has become a sick joke.
***Heartbreaking texts from people trapped on sinking ferry. What a tragedy.
Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel."Dad, don't worry. I've got a life vest on and we're huddled together," one 18-year-old student, identified only by her last name, Shin, texted her father, according to MBC News, a Korean news station.The father replied: "I know the rescue is underway but make your way out if you can.""Dad, I can't walk out," she replied. "The corridor is full of kids, and it's too tilted."The student was among the 287 still reported missing.In another exchange, a male student texted his mother, who was unaware at the time that the ferry was in distress."Mom, I might not be able to tell you in person. I love you," the student texted, according to MBC."Me too, son. I love you," the mother texted back, followed with three heart symbols.Fortunately, that student was among the 179 people who have been rescued, MBC reported.
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***President Obama on Obamacare: "This thing is working." Need any more evidence that he's completely nuts?
*** Tired puppy...
***The "L" word: Voters finally figuring out Obama is a liar.
As Democrats ramp up a midterm version of President Obama’s successful 2012 divide-and-conquer campaign strategy, a new poll shows the limits to that approach. The latest Fox News poll shows that voters have little trust in the president these days, with 61 percent of respondents saying Obama lies about significant issues “most of the time” or “some of the time.” That includes 38 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents. This survey goes beyond the conventional “honest and trustworthy” measurement common in polls and tests the loaded term “lie.” For so many to say that the president lies is a big deal in a country where trust in government continues to crater. But there’s a more pressing, practical concern for Democrats as they try to cling to a Senate majority. The Obama 2012 strategy relied on using the trust voters placed in him. Obama could vilify his rival and still claim the high ground because American voters were inclined to take him at his word. That redoubt is no longer accessible to him and his party.
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886
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