Liveshots – Foxnews.com
June 30, 2010 – 10:49 AM | by: Marla Cichowski
During testimony this morning the jury listened to several new phone calls between Rod Blagojevich and political consultant, Doug Scofield.
During one call from November 5, 2008 Blagojevich is dissecting Barack Obama’s big presidential win the day before. Blagojevich asks his political consultant, Doug Scofield,”there’s nothing I couldve done about Obama, right? Nothing that wouldve scared him off?” meaning there’s nothing Blagojevich could’ve done to prevent Barack Obama from running for President and winning.
Blagojevich was extremely jealous and angry about Obama’s political success because Blagojevich always wanted to run for President. On the phone call, Blagojevich says “I feel like I failed….like I’m in a bad place.”
Doug Scofield reassured Blago there was nothing he could’ve done to keep Barack Obama from running and called Obamas win a ” crazy combination of timing, fate and luck.”
The two men then started talking about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and how she “couldn’t close the deal.”
Blagojevich admitted he was better off with “this guy living as king,”referring to President Obama.
Doug Scofield says after election day Blago talked about appointing himself as US Senator “a lot” but when Scofield told him it was a bad idea Blago got angry with him. Blago thought it was a ” good idea” and said ” I’m better off with this guy(Obama) winning than McCain”, according to Scofield’s testimony.
It seems that some things never change. A few moments ago, this breaking story came in from the website of the New York Times. It seems, as this early report informs us, that ten Americans have been arrested for spying on behalf of Putin’s new Russia. The story has eerie reminiscences of the arrest, trial, and eventual execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, over half a century ago on June 19th, 1953 — only a week apart from the current date of these newly arrested accused spies.
Just as with the Venona papers, the U.S. government intercepted messages from Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow addressed to two defendants — Richard and Cynthia Murphy of Montclair, New Jersey. This time, the government has let it be known how they came to find out about their involvement. With Venona, the codes that were being broken — and which led the FBI to have full knowledge of the existence of Rosenberg’s spy ring — could not be revealed out of concern it would alert the KGB to the fact that their top secret codes had been broken. Therefore, some spies they knew were guilty — like the top atomic spy Theodore Hall — got away with espionage. Hall refused to admit his guilt to the Bureau, and left for Great Britain, where he was able to have a distinguished lifelong career in science. Before he passed away a few years ago, he not only admitted his guilt, but bragged about how he had done his part to preserve peace, by helping the Soviets break America’s atomic monopoly. (more…)
Advice from Curtis & Leroy:
Limit all US politicians to two terms. One in office, one in prison.
Detroit and Chicago already do this.
Published June 25, 2010
Shown here are Rodney Johnson, right, a Houston police officer killed in 2006, and his widow Joslyn Johnson. (MyFoxHouston)
The widow of a Houston police officer killed by an illegal immigrant was “shocked” to learn that the city’s former police chief has landed a top immigration job with the Obama administration, her lawyer told FoxNews.com on Friday.
That’s because Joslyn Johnson, whose husband, Rodney Johnson, was killed in 2006, is suing former Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt for failing to enforce federal immigration laws. She claims her husband would be alive today if the city had bothered to check up on the gunman’s immigration status.
Now that Hurtt is taking a job to oversee partnerships between federal and local officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Johnson — and other critics — say they’re concerned the official who resisted immigration enforcement in Houston will now be in charge of promoting it.
“She was shocked at the irony,” Johnson’s attorney, Ben Dominguez, said.
National Hurricane Center| FOXNews.com
By Jeremy A. Kaplan
Published June 25, 2010
National Hurricane Center
The outlined area in this satellite photo indicate the current position of systems being monitored by the National Hurricane System. Color indicates the probability that the formation will become a tropical cyclone within 48 hours.
The first hurricane of what experts fear will be a very severe season may be brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and anxious workers struggling to cap the leaking oil well are watching and worrying.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned Friday morning of not one but two weather formations in the Gulf of Mexico, both with the potential to swell into more serious weather systems. Responders in the Gulf of Mexico are eyeing the storm system closely, to see whether it turns towards the Gulf and interferes with ability to mop up spilled oil and cap the leaking well.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. – During the school year, Mondays in this rural Georgia community are for video games, trips to grandma’s house and hanging out at the neighborhood community center.
Don’t bother showing up for school. The doors are locked and the lights are off.
Friday, June 25, 2010
This is the asshat who sided with chuckie the traitor, and slammed Spencer and me, among others …… That the Washington Post had this clown covering the conservative blog beat says it all.
I wonder who WaPo will tab to fill Weigel’s crocs? Kos?
BREAKING: Weigel Resigns by Matt Dornic, Media Bistro
FIRST ON FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that WaPo conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel has resigned after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails surfaced on FishbowlDC and Daily Caller over the past two days.
A spokesperson for the Post said the paper will not offer additional comments but confirmed that the writer’s resignation was accepted.