Sunday, May 21, 2006

Louisiana's Jefferson, A Repeat Offender

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Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. The story you are seeing involving Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., revolves around an FBI sting operation to catch yet another scumbag politician on the take. Some are amazed that this time it is a Black Democrat who stands accused, but I say BS, last time I checked, rats came in all colors and from both sides of the track.

The details on this one are typical. The FBI set up a sting, the "Gentleman from Louisiana" bit the cheese, and was caught redhanded with 90 grand of the very same 100 grand used in the sting (tracked by serial numbers), hidden in his freezer at home wrapped in foil and plastic. Nevertheless, the esteemed Representative is pleading innocent. The money was earmarked to go to a Nigerian politician as a bribe, and Jefferson was recorded as saying the package had been successfully delivered. Yeah, right.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Mr. Jefferson has flown through our corruption radar, and not just the second time either. Remember when America still cared about Katrina, and her victims, and the whole government mishandling? Remember the cries of outrage and racism from the Black Caucus, and all those poor Louisiana politicians who had been abandoned by Big Brother? (not for a second do I allude that the Feds are exonerated.)

Well right there on Sept. 2, 2005, five days after the hurricane hit, and before the Superdome was barely acknowledged as a disaster itself, this putrid scum sucking barnacle on America's underbelly actually had the gall to use his powerful Ways and Means committee membership to commandeer a National Guard vehicle to rescue a freaking laptop from his posh uptown residence in NOLA. Under the guise of touring the Superdome and afflicted areas. According to an ABC news article at the time in 2005,
"Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard tells ABC News that during the tour, Jefferson asked that the truck take him to his home on Marengo Street, in the affluent uptown neighborhood in his congressional district. According to Schneider, this was not part of Jefferson's initial request." After waiting an hour, "Finally," according to the source, "Jefferson emerged with a laptop computer, three suitcases, and a box about the size of a small refrigerator, which the enlisted men loaded up into the truck."

And we find surprise in this "pus-encrusted, soul lacking, Uncle Tom of a asshat, preying on his brother's most desperate hour for self needs" getting into trouble with his lack of ethics? Please, spare me the drama. This dipstick went so far in his "rescue the laptop" escapade as to actually tie up a Coast Guard Helicopter, with 4 evacuees on board mind you, for over 45 minutes and greatly reduce their abilities to continue on SAR missions as assigned, why? Because they were stuck in his yard and it was too embarrassing for said dipstick to get into the basket! Again, according to the same ABC news article, page 2, dated Sept.13, 2005, this is what the U.S. Coast Guard had to say about his antics in question.
"The soldiers signaled to helicopters in the air for aid. Military sources say a Coast Guard helicopter pilot saw the signal and flew to Jefferson's home. The chopper was already carrying four rescued New Orleans residents at the time.

A rescue diver descended from the helicopter, but the congressman decided against going up in the helicopter, sources say. The pilot sent the diver down again, but Jefferson again declined to go up the helicopter.

After spending approximately 45 minutes with Jefferson, the helicopter went on to rescue three additional New Orleans residents before it ran low on fuel and was forced to end its mission.

"Forty-five minutes can be an eternity to somebody that is drowning, to somebody that is sitting in a roof, and it needs to be used its primary purpose during an emergency," said Hauer.

We seem to have no problem condemning a man to death for murder, and in Florida it is "10, 20, Life", for use of a gun in crimes. In Texas it is "Three strikes, you're out" when it comes to even petty criminals, so how in the name of Thomas Jefferson is it that we let a scrotum like this William Jefferson repeatedly screw us, this nation of real people with real concerns over real things? How can William Jefferson Clinton team up with George Herbert Walker Bush to save Louisiana and the Gulf States, and just look away at this shit, knowing full and well he will commit a crime again! And by the way, a crime again against his Black African Brothers. Disgusting just to write about.

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Blogger dusty said...

It's a bitch that the Repubes will jump on this like a cat on tunafish but like you said..they come in all party affiliations and colors and sizes..

Mon May 22, 03:15:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Luke said...

Honesty and Integrity are a must in office... These values have been ignored (so has the corruption) for far too long. Reality is that the GOP does not have a monopoly on corruption, and that all offenders need to be caught, strung up, and made an example of. Period.

Tue May 23, 09:38:00 AM 2006  
Blogger p_jordan_sr said...

I could not agree more, I deem myself more of an independant liberal these days, no one, and no party is sacred.

Tue May 23, 12:16:00 PM 2006  

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