Thursday, June 01, 2006

McCloskey Returns Unwanted Contribution

Well, you guys really jumped on McCloskey like flies on cow pies. Well, here is the official McCloskey response. Maybe you can find just as good of a reason to jump on the Al Quaeda supporting Republican National Committee.

McCloskey Returns Unwanted Campaign Contribution
Calls on Pombo to return remaining Abramoff money

Lodi, CA - Congressional candidate Pete McCloskey responded to press reports about his return of an unsolicited donation. McCloskey received a $2,100 campaign contribution from M. Yaqub Mirza, a man federal authorities have reportedly investigated for ties to militant Arab groups. Newspaper reports noted that Mr. Mirza has contributed in the past to Democratic and Republican causes including the Republican National Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee. McCloskey returned the donation as soon as he learned of it.

It’s not the first time McCloskey has returned a campaign contribution. In the current run up to the June 6 primary, McCloskey has already returned several contributions from political action committees. McCloskey promised when he launched his campaign in January not to take any money from such groups so he wouldn’t be beholden to them. McCloskey has only taken money from individuals who believe in his candidacy. By contrast, Congressman Richard Pombo has raised the majority of his campaign money from political action committees.

McCloskey took the opportunity to call on Congressman Pombo to return tainted campaign funds he’s received from associates of admitted felon lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Pombo has already shed thousands he took directly from Abramoff and Abramoff lieutenant Tony Rudy, but he is refusing to give back another $30,000 given him by other Abramoff proxies.


Blogger R2K said...

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6:18 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Figures. we know this McHitler hates jews..... now he"s attacking Native Americans. to describe those contributions given to Pombo as "tainted" because they came from Indians is well within his M.O. Sorry gang, not playing this BS "prop him up and cover his white McAss" game. Time to call a spade a spade. Lets get on with what we came to do. Elect a democrat. Pombo's going to win the primary anyway. can we at least have the dignity to stop pimping for this sorry excuse for a McHuman being?

6:39 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr Chicken Shit.

Rocky here. Now you can't hide yer name. Rocky know a toid when he see one, and you is possibly duh biggest toid of the avian variety to ever post on dis here blot bar none and nobody else neither. Not even ButtaWipeO ain't duh friggin ButtWipe you is, cuz you ain't no friggin Dem no way and no how. You is a poseur, an imposeur, an imposter, an imposition, or whatever you wanna call it.

You sound like dat friggin AceKing illiterati from the Head of San Joachin blot, which is where you should stay cuz you is settin new standards fer dum on dis here blot and believe me dat ain't easy cuz you got lots of competition.

You is just a ButtaPombO CIA agent tryin to stir up tings over here cuz you ain't got no one readin yer garbage over dere and you ain't even got no friends over dere like we got over here even if we do disagree on sum tings and you ain't even got a friggin candidate over dere and we got 3 decent ones over here and maybe four if youse count duh Fightin Repug who's kickin yer guys ass. You know what I mean? So get lost, chumpchange.

And get a friggin clue. LOSER! Rocky out. And BDW, duh fact dat dis AlQuemist gave money to udder Repugs and Dems don't mean nuttin to you? At least duh Fightin Repug gave it back, which is more den you can say fer yer friggin Butthole candidate whose fat friggin cheeks is so bloated wit money cummin from dis Jack-off guy dat he can't take in no more even though he fly down to Texas to suck on Big Oil's tittie. LOSER! Yo guys - lets ignore dis loser.

8:47 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky -
fair enough. good luck to you guys. I wont bother you again. I see this tent is to small for anyone but you professionals.

9:45 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Chicken Shit.

Rocky here. You ain't even an amateur, yer a LOSER. Go back to whaddever blot you came from if you gonna act dis way. No wonder you ain't got no friends, not even to disagree wit you cuz you spewin more toids den Mt St Helens spewing lava lamps.

I mean look at it dis way: we got ButtaWipeO over here on dis blot. You, duh AssKing, need to fully fill duh same roll over at Head of San Joachin. Every blot starts needs a least one smelly toid, if you know what I mean, but we don't need 2 of 'em over here cuz two toids don't make no friggin rose and I already gotta deal wit Paulie.

Rocky out. I mean keepin youse friggin people honest is no easy job.

10:11 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. 2% of a buck again (with a message for our friends at sanjoaquinblog -- that cobweb from tulefogland -- hence to be known as "fogblog" for the clarity it provides to one and all)

Hey, AceyDeucey (or is it LooseyGoosey?) -- I got your troll tag right here.

The fact that you are wasting precious pixels on such an anti-Dickster blogfight is veeeeeeeeeeery telling, and not well for thee.

$.02 out.

10:29 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous jbmendel said...

I'm increasingly enjoying Rocky's comments. Props to you, good sir knight!

I'd like to change the subject briefly. I spoke with a very conservative man (he was listening to Rush Limbaugh when I walked in and the first thing he wanted to talk about was how much Barbara Boxer hates the American flag) the other day, and when I asked him about Pombo he brought up the story of a farmer who ran over a rat a few years ago and was "taken into custody," presumably on a charge related to the ESA.

Can someone who doesn't listen to Limbaugh fill me in on this story? Is it another urban legend?

11:22 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this from Pombo's"no one bought it book"

Haven't you heard about these cases? Didn't you know that environmentalism is Big Business? Of course you didn't, because the press is too busy accepting every claim of these organizations at face value. The watchdog press is more like the lapdog press when it comes to the eco-federal coalition. There is a Society of Environmental Journalists, ostensibly a professional organization for reporters covering the environmental beat, which follows the green party line exclusively. Kevin Carmody, health and environmental writer for the Daily Southtown in Chicago and founding board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, showed his journalistic objectivity when he wrote: "Some of the armed militias that are sprouting throughout the country have shown anti-environmentalist leanings. Endangered species, including seals and owls, are being intentionally hunted down by those who oppose the law protecting them." For this outrageous accusation, Carmody--in the best tradition of today's green journalism--offers no substantiation. When Robert Kahn, city editor of the Bakersfield Californian, heard the story of Cindy Domenigoni and her experiences with the Kangaroo rat, he wrote: "For Domenigoni to whine about 'losing' 800 of the thousands of acres her family wrested from the Indians, because the federal government wishes to protect plants and animals, compounds hypocrisy and amnesia to the point of lunacy."(6)

These headlines flashed across America's newspapers when cuts were proposed to appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency in order to balance the federal budget. Remember, the EPA's budget has increased eightfold since 1972:

12:00 AM, June 02, 2006  
Blogger babaloo said...

jbmendel --
Here’s Pombo’s version:

At field hearings across the country, Pombo gathered horror stories, such as the Riverside family who lost $400,000 in income and legal fees when the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service found a rare species of kangaroo rat on their farm and forced them to stop planting on 800 acres. He argued the act was being used to violate constitutionally guaranteed property rights without compensating landowners.

"Today, the government rarely sends soldiers armed with rifles to seize property," Pombo wrote in his 1996 book, "This Land Is Our Land," with co- author Joseph Farah. "It sends
bureaucrats armed with regulations and environmental impact statements. But the result is the same."

Here’s a more realistic version:

Pombo also cites the case of Kern County farmer Taung-Min Lin, who was accused in 1994 of illegally killing and destroying the habitat of the threatened Tipton kangaroo rat. Pombo's version: "20 armed federal agents stormed his farm, arrested Mr. Ming-Ling [sic] and confiscated his tractor for allegedly running over a few Tipton kangaroo rats." In fact, says, Lin had repeatedly refused to answer letters explaining how he could take the rats legally, and had ignored informal warnings and visits. The huge impact on Lin amounted to little more than a $5,000 fine and a short suspension of farming rights.

1:47 AM, June 02, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

This thread has veered far from the original non-issue, that McCloskey received a donation, then returned it. Pombo has exploited this McCloskey donation rejection, lying and sensationalizing it, just as he has done with every ESA "horror" story he recounts. So the modus operandi is consistent -- lie, exaggerate, sensationalize.

Here is a phone message going out to people in CD-11 from Pombo:

Strong male voice says:

"This is an urgent Election notice.
Federal authorities have investigated Yakum Murza for funding Al Qiada and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad but yestereday it was also discoverd that this same person is funding Pete McCloskey's campagin for Congress against Richard Pombo. The Stockton Record broke the story in this morning's newspaper that Pete McCloskey has taken thousands of dollars from this same source.

This has gone too far.

On Tuesday reject Pete McCloskey and his dangerous campaign."

This Pombo comes on and says:
"I'm Richard Pombo and I authorize this message paid for by Richard Pombo for Congress."

These claims are entirely bogus, but this has never stopped Pombo from smearing his opponents before. The intention is to manipulate people's fears and emotions in devious ways. His campaign has mastered the Rovian art of the smear, where facts don't matter, only emotional, sensationalized lies.

Pombo got his start on this with the ESA lies. Every single one of his ESA stories has been proven a gross exaggeration of the actual facts. We just had the Elderberry Whine and the California Gnatcatcher lies in flyers he sent out recently.

The Kangaroo Rat story is just as bogus. Here are more facts on that:

Mr. Taung Ming-Lin, an immigrant from Taiwan, paid $1.5 million for arid property in California. In November, 1992, he was notified by registered letter from the State of California that there were endangered species (Tipton kangaroo rat, San Joaquin kit fox and blunt-nosed leopard lizard) on his property and that he needed to contact state and federal wildlife officials to obtain permits before proceeding with development of his land. Other California landowners in similar situations have obtained such permits. In February, 1994, a State fish and game representative spoke with Mr. Lin's foreman about whether appropriate permits had been obtained for developing the land, since endangered species were present. The representative advised Mr. Lin's son during the same visit of the need to gain appropriate permits and provided names of individuals to contact. He advised them that cultivation should stop until permits were obtained. Two more contacts were made by state and federal agents advising of the need to obtain permits before a search warrant was eventually executed on February 20 by approximately four US Fish and Wildlife Service agents, California fish and game wardens and biologists. No helicopters were used. Remains from endangered Tipton kangaroo rats were located. A tractor and a disc were seized under the authority of the search warrant. The government has elected to prosecute Mr. Lin's corporation, but not Mr. Lin.

And as Babaloo mention, the end result was a $5,000 fine for Lin's corporation.

Why would anyone believe anything Pombo says? He has no credibility whatsoever. An examination of his record shows a consistent pattern of lying. He has to, because only a few nutcases would ever go along with his extreme agenda if he told the truth, or anything even close to it.

6:21 AM, June 02, 2006  
Anonymous jbmendel said...

Thanks to Babaloo and VPO for the deignorizing. I knew it had to be some form of non-truth.

7:23 AM, June 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Native Americans are the lost tribe of Israel. It says that in the Protocols of the Lost Elders of Zion. It's all connected, man. McCloskey gets it.

5:57 PM, June 02, 2006  
Blogger Dan Spomer said...

Man, this is one insane thread. LOL

Thank God the primary will be over soon.

8:39 PM, June 02, 2006  
Anonymous Dyre42 said...

Take a look at McCloskey's resume. Given his history of sitting on legal ethics boards, writing books on ethics, and teaching ethics he would have returned the money even if the donors link was far less tanglible.

Why? Because he knows that to get elected he must not only avoid impropriety but also the illusion of it. It's the legal ethics credo.

And as far as Mr Anonymous goes...McCloskey's resume and reputation will easily repel any of your puny attempts to swiftboat him with unsubstantiated accusations.

And yes while I may be (one of the few citizens of Texas) that are McCloskey supporters (that have never lived in CA)do keep in mind that should McCloskey fail to unseat Pombo my donations will go to the Democratic nominee.

9:42 PM, June 02, 2006  
Anonymous Republicna spy said...

yo Texas, your not alone. Most Mccloskey supporters dont live in the district.

Wish you guys really new what you were suporting. dont get me wrong. we know Pombo wins the primary. we dont really know who we want to win the Dem primary. but we know we are going to kick the shit out of someone. Pete. go back to the retirement home you were registered to vote in 2 years ago. (yes reporters, did you catch that one you lazy shits? its in the voting recors....pst.... make a phone call.....

1:46 AM, June 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, dyre42 seems to acquaint sitting on ethics boards with ethical behavior. As for legal ethics, that's been an oxymoron since the first serpent crawled out of the sea....stupid people have been hornswaggled by law degrees since they started making them the price of admission into the club. And Nazism passed its own laws which provided for the genocide of the jews...the nuremberg laws. Wilhelm Frick was the jurist and minister of the interior who crafted the legal means by which to perform the mass genocide the IHR suggests did not take place and McCloskey seems only lately to have clarified did in his own mind. Lawyers will do anything for money...that's their legal ethics they hide behind when they pledge to defend their clients. This group flirts with an unhealthy whiff of acceptance of the unacceptable.

8:13 PM, June 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCloskey Campaign to-do list:

Give Hamas a call about putting an event together, see if they can get Zarqawi to headline.

Fix the bus, empty the bong water and air it out.

Don't mail to jews

Schedule another event with Republican Congressman Pete Stark

Berkeley precinct walk

8:18 PM, June 03, 2006  

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