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Pricey Congressional Retreats, Hospital Lapses and More on Rangel

POSTED: 06:42 PM ET, 02/ 6/2009 by Derek Kravitz

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Dems Spent More Than $500K on Retreats » The House Democratic Caucus has spent more than $500,000 in taxpayer money over the past five years for its annual retreats to Pennsylvania and Virginia resorts. Democrats are now at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in historic Williamsburg, Va., for a three-day planning session. The resort has several golf courses, a full-service spa and six restaurants. — The Hill

Rapist Worked at County Hospitals Despite Record Reviews » A man who raped women as an on-duty Los Angeles police officer, threatening them with arrest and jail if they did not submit, was hired by Los Angeles County as an X-ray technologist after he got out of prison, even though the job would leave him working alone and unsupervised with female patients. County officials quietly fired 48-year-old Gariner Beasley last August, a month after widespread incidence of serious criminal histories among Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital's staff was uncovered. — Los Angeles Times

Rangel Omitted At Least $239K from Disclosure Reports » Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) had at least 28 omissions on his financial disclosure forms over the past three decades, resulting in the failure to account for more than $239,000 in assets, including investments that altogether disappeared from one report to the next. Rangel's spokesman said the congressman had already acknowledged the errors and was seeking to correct them. — Sunlight Foundation / New York Times

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Many Voters and Taxpayers are seeking a Disclosure Report from President Barack Obama! The short form Certification of Live Birth that Barack Hussein Obama's campaign posted on the internet includes a Legal Notice in the lower right hand corner in teeny tiny fine print:
[HRS 338-13(b), 338-19]
HRS 338-19 is a Hawaii Revised Statute for a certificate based on information that is so old or otherwise in such condition that its use for certification is subject to judicial scrutiny; and HRS 338-13(b) is subject to the requirements of HRS 338-16, HRS 338-17 and HRS 338-18 and these statutes are for birth certificates including a person born in a foreign country, and these allow a birth certificate to be altered and changed and the previous one sealed and a new one issued, and these are subject to judicial scrutiny. These statutes are also for a birth certificate issued one year or more after birth. Another legal notice on Barack Hussein Obama's short form Certification of Live Birth states:
(Rev. 11/01)
which proves he received his Certification of Live Birth after he was 40 years old. What took him so long? Where was he on September 11, 2001, prior to receiving this certificate? What makes you think the Governor of Hawaii is any more honest that the previous Governor of Illinois? Federal Rules of Evidence preempt (trump) Hawaii Health Department Rules and case cites prove it. President Barack Obama has a legal duty to inform voters and taxpayers and citizens of the United States of America what the concealed material facts are that required the legal notices to be put on his short form certification of live birth. Why on earth should anyone else disclose anything while Mr. President is disclosing information that may prove he is not a natural born citizen? He is setting a very bad example.
Please see my photo of my dog digging for facts: Cris Ericson, Vermont

Posted by: crisericson | February 7, 2009 2:42 AM

Hi! The comment box on the article about, "Obama to sell economic plan" won't open.
I think we need to remind President Obama that there is supposed to be a separation of powers in government: executive branch, judicial branch, legislative branch.

President Obama is no longer a Senator.

What business is it of his to Lobby the U.S. Congress? Is he a registered Lobbiest?

How much money, and I want to know every dollar, of this new Bail Out Bill, is going to

How much money, and I want to know every dollar, of this new Bail Out Bill, is going to pay for
in foreign countries?

How much money, and I want to know every dollar, of this new Bail Out Bill,
if given a Yes Vote
by any Republican,
will destroy their reputation
as a Republican
and boomerang back at them
with a fierce lash?

Oh, and what's all this about
stopping the discussion by a certain date and hour?

Is that because the Bail Out Bill is so long, has so many hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pages,
concealing hundreds and hundreds of schemes,
that no one could possibly read it by a certain date and hour?

Please scroll down my webpage to where I quote the C.I.A. Online World Factbook reports on Indonesia where Barack Hussein Obama lived during his impressionable boyhood years, and Kenya.

If you read the whole C.I.A. reports, Kenya updated January 22, 2009, you will read over and over again, "corruption", "corruption", "corruption".

Any money sent to Kenya for one program or project,
is not likely to be used for the intended program or project.

I want to see a verifiable money trail so that every dollar sent overseas to a country the C.I.A. has already identified as "corrupt",
will not turn around and end up right back in someone's 2012 political campaign finance pot.

Please visit my website for my complaint against President Obama and quotes from the C.I.A. and my photo of my dog seriously and willfully and intentionally digging and digging in the snow, and still digging. Cris Ericson

Posted by: crisericson | February 7, 2009 5:51 PM

"Munich Summit" article won't let me post a comment there, so I won't tell you about my personal visit and conversation with Dr. Farhang Bakhtiar of Iran. Figure it out yourselves.

Oh, and over at by CNN,
they kept editing my report on my proposed class action lawsuit against U.S. Congres, former Vice President Dick Cheney, etc. for the famous *** "birth certificate, natural born citizen, naturalized immigrant, un-vetted President, That's the end of our U.S. Constitition!!!" *** issue, so here's my message to Associated Press, CNN, etc. FOR those of you who harrass and discriminate against me, don't bother calling me for an interview in the 2010 political race.

Cris Ericson on the official election ballot in Vermont for Governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and you'd better believe I'll be there 2010 running a grass roots campaign and turning the tables on all media which has discriminated against me.
I keep records, I take digital photos of the internet.

Cris Ericson

Posted by: crisericson | February 7, 2009 6:22 PM

Because some of the people that President Obama nominated
declined the nominations
after they were discovered to be untrustworthy,
does that reflect President Obama's own character?

Were the people who nominated President Obama untrustworthy?

More on looking into the Presidential mirror on the wall:

Mirror, Mirror on the wall,
who is the most untrustworthy of all?
(1)The people who are nominated by POTUS,
or (2)the people who nominated POTUS,
or (3) SCOTUS who didn't investigate

Cris Ericson, Vermont

Posted by: crisericson | February 8, 2009 4:38 AM

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