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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Holy ****!! Your link includes Republicans!!



    George Ryan
    William Cellini
    Stuart Levine
    Betty Loren-Maltese
    Arthur "Ron" Swanson
    Scott Fawell
    Julie Starsiak

    ... that's at least 7 out of 26 ... or 1 in 3.7 -- nowhere near your 1 in 15 claim.

    But hey, aside from your miserable fail ... here are some more convicted Republicans ... about 200 Republican sex offenders ...

    Long list of Republican sex offenders.... - Democratic Underground

    And unlike your link, which only identified the political leanings of 27 out of 1531 (the rest being a mix of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents) ... this is a list of Republicans.

    Alright, now you owe me another 3,000.
    Yeah well it also only covers 76 until 2010. Try going back 85 years with the Democrats. Note that's just Chicago too.

    But we can bring up all those other cities and then you can whine about the numbers later. Here how many of the 469 politicians in Northern Illinois were Republican?

    City government experts point to a political culture that's been in place for more than 100 years. This culture dates back to the late 19th century, when a gambling-house owner named Michael Cassius McDonald created the city's first political machine. Under machine-style rule, those in power would hand out contracts, jobs, and social services in exchange for political support.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in the last three decades, at least 79 local elected officials have been convicted of a crime, including three governors, one mayor, and a whopping 27 aldermen from the Windy City. What makes Chicago so corrupt?

    In Chicago, corruption persisted, to some degree because the city never had the benefit of a reformist mayor like New York City's Fiorello LaGuardia, who had political ties to FDR. Instead, Chicago moved towards a one-party system that made it even more vulnerable to corruption: The city's last Republican mayor left office in 1931. Today, not even the Democratic primaries are competitive—for the most part, once you're in office, you stay there. The weak campaign finance laws in Illinois probably helped to stave off competition in recent years.

    Bonus Explainer: How do we know that Chicago's so corrupt? The most straightforward way to measure corruption is to check the number of convicted local officials. Between 1995 and 2004, 469 politicians from the federal district of Northern Illinois were found guilty of corruption. The only districts with higher tallies were central California (which includes L.A.), and southern Florida (which includes Miami). Eastern Louisiana (and New Orleans) rank somewhat further down the list.

    You might try to measure corruption by checking the number of city employees per 1,000 people. (Bigger governments suggest patronage-style politics.) Or you could check to see how long it takes to acquire a construction permit through legal means. (Long delays may reflect a system of rampant bribery.)

    Why is Chicago so corrupt? - Slate Magazine

    Oooops Now hows those percentages looking? Which I haven't even brought up all those from the 30s or 40s or 50s yet and we are still not done with all the Democrats just in Chicago.

    Eeek.....and theres still more Democratic Cities to go.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    As Not one time did I say Obama was a poor speaker.
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    Okay I can give you that he has some skills at giving a speech. But definitely not as an Orator. Stutters to much and comes up with way to many uhs and Uhms to be a good orator.


    Hey, be sure to let me know when you figure out what you're talking about, k?

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah well it also only covers 76 until 2010. Try going back 85 years with the Democrats. Note that's just Chicago too.

    But we can bring up all those other cities and then you can whine about the numbers later. Here how many of the 469 politicians in Northern Illinois were Republican?

    City government experts point to a political culture that's been in place for more than 100 years. This culture dates back to the late 19th century, when a gambling-house owner named Michael Cassius McDonald created the city's first political machine. Under machine-style rule, those in power would hand out contracts, jobs, and social services in exchange for political support.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in the last three decades, at least 79 local elected officials have been convicted of a crime, including three governors, one mayor, and a whopping 27 aldermen from the Windy City. What makes Chicago so corrupt?

    In Chicago, corruption persisted, to some degree because the city never had the benefit of a reformist mayor like New York City's Fiorello LaGuardia, who had political ties to FDR. Instead, Chicago moved towards a one-party system that made it even more vulnerable to corruption: The city's last Republican mayor left office in 1931. Today, not even the Democratic primaries are competitive—for the most part, once you're in office, you stay there. The weak campaign finance laws in Illinois probably helped to stave off competition in recent years.

    Bonus Explainer: How do we know that Chicago's so corrupt? The most straightforward way to measure corruption is to check the number of convicted local officials. Between 1995 and 2004, 469 politicians from the federal district of Northern Illinois were found guilty of corruption. The only districts with higher tallies were central California (which includes L.A.), and southern Florida (which includes Miami). Eastern Louisiana (and New Orleans) rank somewhat further down the list.

    You might try to measure corruption by checking the number of city employees per 1,000 people. (Bigger governments suggest patronage-style politics.) Or you could check to see how long it takes to acquire a construction permit through legal means. (Long delays may reflect a system of rampant bribery.)

    Why is Chicago so corrupt? - Slate Magazine

    Oooops Now hows those percentages looking? Which I haven't even brought up all those from the 30s or 40s or 50s yet and we are still not done with all the Democrats just in Chicago.

    Eeek.....and theres still more Democratic Cities to go.
    Even repeating your nonsense, Chicago corruption is not limited to Democrats. Your own link proved that.

    Now where's your list of 3,000 corrupt Democrats??

    And don't try to sneak in Republicans again. List Democrats only.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Even repeating your nonsense, Chicago corruption is not limited to Democrats. Your own link proved that.

    Now where's your list of 3,000 corrupt Democrats??

    And don't try to sneak in Republicans again. List Democrats only.

    Well I just started with the 469 out of Northern Illinois from only 1995 to 2004 that Don't Count those Republican Governors or the other minor Republicans that got caught here in Illinois......Course you didn't take in the stat about for every 1000 people. Which by sheer numbers the Democrats have in the cities like Chicago and for over 50 years solid. Eeek some more.

    So tomorrow I"ll throw up some more on the Democrats we will start with the 30s and all those locally around here. Should be another 4 or 5 hundred. Then we will move into the 40s. By the time we are done your 3000 will be passed with just Illinois and Chicago Alone.

    Should have learned how to count and in years. But oh well.....I don't mind taking a week or so to drag all of it out. Whatever it takes Right.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well I just started with the 469 out of Northern Illinois from only 1995 to 2004 that Don't Count those Republican Governors or the other minor Republicans that got caught here in Illinois......Course you didn't take in the stat about for every 1000 people. Which by sheer numbers the Democrats have in the cities like Chicago and for over 50 years solid. Eeek some more.

    So tomorrow I"ll throw up some more on the Democrats we will start with the 30s and all those locally around here. Should be another 4 or 5 hundred. Then we will move into the 40s. By the time we are done your 3000 will be passed with just Illinois and Chicago Alone.

    Should have learned how to count and in years. But oh well.....I don't mind taking a week or so to drag all of it out. Whatever it takes Right.
    Actually, you've identified about 20. The rest is a figment of your imagination of who is, and who isn't, a Democrat.

    You still need 3,355 to go just to break even.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Actually, you've identified about 20. The rest is a figment of your imagination of who is, and who isn't, a Democrat.

    You still need 3,355 to go just to break even.
    Don't worry you eventually figure it out. You cant get around over 50 years of it. Hopefully your Democratic Underground numbers are accurate.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    From None other than a Progressive Site......lets wittle those numbers down a bit just with Bilbo's Administration. Now don't forget that Huff Po Site with the 20.

    The Clintons, to adapt a line from Dr. Johnson, were not only corrupt, they were the cause of corruption in others. Yet seldom in America have so many come to excuse so much mendacity and malfeasance as during the Clinton years. Here are some of the facts that have been buried.

    RECORDS SET

    - The only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance
    - Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates*
    - Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
    - Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
    - Most number of witnesses to die suddenly
    - First president sued for sexual harassment.
    - Second president accused of rape**
    - First first lady to come under criminal investigation
    - Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case
    - First president to establish a legal defense fund.
    - First president to be held in contempt of court
    - Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
    - Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad
    - First president disbarred from the US Supreme Court and a state court

    * According to our best information, 40 government officials were indicted or convicted in the wake of Watergate. A reader computes that there was a total of 31 Reagan era convictions, including 14 because of Iran-Contra and 16 in the Department of Housing & Urban Development scandal. 47 individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton machine were convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes with 33 of these occurring during the Clinton administration itself. There were in addition 61 indictments or misdemeanor charges. 14 persons were imprisoned. A key difference between the Clinton story and earlier ones was the number of criminals with whom he was associated before entering the White House.

    THE CLINTON LEGACY

    Theres another 47 more just from Bilbo himself out of Washington. We haven't even got to Arkansas Yet.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Don't worry you eventually figure it out. You cant get around over 50 years of it. Hopefully your Democratic Underground numbers are accurate.
    Hopefully, they are. At least I gave you names which can be verified. All I got from you is the claim that there were 1531 convictions in Chicago ... a city with a majority of Democrats.



    Hey, do the math ... so far, you've only named 27 folks convicted of a crime -- 7 of whom turned out to be Republican. Let me know when you can name the other 3,355 . . .

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Wow has this thread gotten off topic.

    And pointlessly. There are nearly endless lists of Republican and Democrat officials convicted of crimes. It is pointless to argue which list is longer.

    As for the claim that the Reagan administration was the most corrupt? Lists of convictions of Republicans doesn't prove that all at. It might be as simple as the Reagan administration was most adament about prosecution of corruption and criminality including in his own Party. Remember, Reagan was considered as an outsider to the Republican establishment and such convictions could represent him cleaning house and keeping his house clean of criminals.

    Simply, claiming one party is more corrupt than the other by who can come up with more HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS of convictions doesn't prove anything at all. Nothing.
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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Hopefully, they are. At least I gave you names which can be verified. All I got from you is the claim that there were 1531 convictions in Chicago ... a city with a majority of Democrats.



    Hey, do the math ... so far, you've only named 27 folks convicted of a crime -- 7 of whom turned out to be Republican. Let me know when you can name the other 3,355 . . .
    Look Again.....we just wittled Your Whole National Statistic for the Right down just with Bilbo the Clown.

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