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by Frank33

New Dee Cee Power Couple Melanie Sloan and Lanny Davis Plunder Student Loans

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Jane Hamsher calls out Lanny Davis for his shady behavior

Melanie Sloan of CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, can claim her greatest success against former bug man, bag man and Majority Leader, Tom Delay. Delay was found guilty of money laundering by a Texas State Court. It took six years for the Justice system, with some help from CREW to convict Delay.

However, Melanie is leaving CREW to team up with Lanny Davis, K-Street Grifter Deluxe. CREW and Sloan have already been helping Davis fight for the rights of lobbyists to game the system and rob Federal Student Loans. Melanie has also teamed up with corrupt CIA Spymaster Porter Goss to destroy Maxine Waters. Rep. Waters crime was exposing CIA Contra Cocaine Drug Networks. Just when you think things cannot get any weirder within the Dee Cee, I 495 Beltway, things get weirder.

Lanny Davis is one of the most successful and prominent Corporate lobbyists. Lanny, his Lobby Shop and his list of unsavory clients can match any Republican corporate hired gun, such as the equally villainous, but more secretive Richard Hohlt of the Off The Record Club. K-Street and Lanny Davis are chasing another big, fat pile of taxpayer money, Federal Student Loans.

WARNING! This Post contains extremely graphic and disturbing images of Dee Cee corporate lobbyists. The reputations of a number of influential Influence Peddlers were harmed during the writing of this Post. Hopefully.

The Tom Delay conviction was a victory for CREW. But CREW has failed to convict another “Most Corrupt” elected official, Rep. Maxine Waters. CREW says Maxine Waters is corrupt because she arranged a meeting between a minority owned Bank and Treasury officials. The Waters family owned shares of that bank, which makes her corrupt. Plus, Goldman Sachs Treasury officials, such as Paulson had no interest in helping Banks that were too small to compete with GS. CREW apparently has found no other politician who requested meetings with the Paulson Treasury Dept. to get TARP funds.

With its limited resources, a couple dozen employees, CREW cannot expose every Dee Cee Beltway scandal such as Torture, War Profiteering, and COINTELPRO. CREW’s list of “Most Corrupt” Democrats are mostly progressive, anti-war, support Universal Health Care, and are African-American, such as Maxine Waters. CREW has not yet discovered other scandals, such as the massive Mortgage Fraud and MERS. Maxine Waters has fought for victimized homeowners unlike CREW. Maxine publicly mocked Geithner and his Goldman Sachs Minders. Just the same as CIA Spymaster Porter Goss, Wall Street Fraudsters never forgive and never forget.

Maxine Waters grills Geithner about Goldman Sachs connections

Melanie Sloan knows everything about Dee Cee and the Lobbyists and the corruption. Her group CREW gets great publicity for fighting tirelessly against Dee Cee corruption. Melanie has been widely celebrated and she makes frequent tee vee appearances. She was named to O’s First Ever Power List. This list of women who make a difference, by Oprah Winfrey presents “remarkable visionaries who are flexing their muscles in business and finance, politics and justice, science and the arts.” Melanie Sloan described her own vision. before she departed from social justice and joined the bad guys.

Mine is a very wearing job—you get rid of bad guys and then more appear. It’s never done. But here is what’s great: When I pick up the paper and read something terrible, I don’t just think, “Wow, that is awful and I hope somebody does something about it.” I read it and go, “Wow, what can I do about that today?” Yes, it’s hard to fight for what you believe in, but hard is never a reason not to fight. My mom would say I’ve always had an innate sense of fairness and justice. But I also went to a Quaker high school and took their values of social justice to heart. So even if I alienate all of Washington, I’m not afraid. In fact, when people start attacking me, I’m happy. It means I’m getting to them, and that means I’m doing my job.

CREW is friendly with lobbyists, and one co-founder was another prominent Dee Cee power broker Mark Penn. Penn is famous for Olestra and crashing the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign. Actually the resources of CREW are mostly focused on reviewing financial statements of Congress members. CREW itself does not release its own financial statements. The donors to CREW remain secret.

The success of American Education is its continual experimentation. Federal Student Loans for College students was an experiment that is now a success story. It has not been perfect and the policies for non-profit Higher Education versus For-Profits requires healthy debate. But same as everything else, Big Business is “shorting” Non-Profit Colleges. The neo-cons and their cowardly allies are plundering the Student Loan Program. For-Profit Schools are being subsidized by fraudulent student loans.

Some of Lanny’s and Melanie’s new clients, at least indirectly, are Goldman Sachs and Bill Gates. Bill Gates and the Washington Post have a cash cow called Kaplan Higher Education. GS has a major investment in EDMC, which has suffered some major losses. Without the billions of dollars from Federal Student Loans, these For-Profits would go bankrupt. The huge investments of Lanny and Melanie’s clients would be a major financial catastrophe for Disaster Capitalists.

Privatization of Public resources is a success story for Wall Street. The very successful Goldman Sachs and its current crime boss, Blankfein have looted most everything, including student loans. Goldman Sachs should be compared to the Nematomorph Hairworm. This brain parasite turns its victim into a zombie which then commits suicide, for the parasite’s benefit. Public Education remains to be plundered. The Bill Gates Foundation, another parasite posing as philanthropy, spends billions of dollars to promote Charter Schools and attack Public Education.

For-Profit colleges are being subsidized by generous taxpayers at the expense of millions of college students. Many For-Profits have sub-standard facilities and are non-accredited. Students attending these schools frequently have massive debts of tens of thousands of dollars because of exorbitant tuition. CREW and Melanie have been playing the Dee Cee Hypocrisy Game as they try to neutralize the Department of Education.

The irony is worthy of Alanis Morissette. Grifter Educators provide substandard service and become multi-millionaires from fraud. Real Educators fight everyday for students against rightwing attacks and Tea Party budget cutters. Glen Greenwald calls Melanie’s defection to K-Street, “bizarre”, and then he makes the ultimate insult comparing Lanny to Darth.

And I find it particularly bizarre that someone would leave an organization devoted to ethics in politics in order go to work for Lanny Davis of all people — one of the sleaziest, most ethics-free influence-peddlers Washington has never known. As I said, the only comparable analogy I can think of is leaving the ACLU to go to work for Dick Cheney — to me, Dick Cheney is to civil liberties what Lanny Davis is to ethics in politics.

The American Civil Liberties Union, has not yet been co-opted by the Cheney secret government. The ACLU fights for the citizen’s Bill of Rights and fights against torture. The ACLU: Move Freedom Forward. CREW: Move Goldman Sachs and Bill Gates Forward.

The For-Profits have been profitable if problematic for Goldman Sachs and Bill Gates. It is estimated For-Profits serve 10% of the college age population. That is enough to subsidize a multi-billion dollar industry, based on Federal Student Loans.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s wants to bring “program integrity” to the industry. The department reports that students at for-profit schools use 26 percent of all student loans and represent 43 percent of all loan defaulters. The new rules will require any school taking federal student assistance to win approval before expanding into new course areas.

CREW and Melanie’s tactics on behalf of the For-Profits have been brilliant. Just forget about the For-Profit scandals. Attack! Create non-existent scandals against opponents. Demand congressional investigations. Demand any and all records from anyone. Suppress testimony, especially Steve Eisman. Slander Steve Eisman. Eisman inspired a CREW website headline that could be an Onion Satire, “CREW Asks Senate Committee To Question Motives Of Critics Of For-profit Education Industry.” Melanie turns up the self-satire, as she denounces those pecuniary multi-millionaires who are destroying For-Profit Education.

Congress and the Department of Education should remain vigilant against the efforts of a few opportunistic multi-millionaires to abuse the regulatory process for their own pecuniary interests.

One particular multi-millionaire that Melanie was talking about was Steve Eisman. Eisman is no soft spoken pointy headed lefty college president. But he was correct about the destructive sub-prime mortgage scandals. Eisman rants the same way a fierce government watchdog should rant about social destruction caused by privileged corporate parasites.

“I thought that there would never again be an opportunity to be involved with an industry as socially destructive as the subprime mortgage industry,” Eisman said. “I was wrong. The for-profit education industry has proven equal to the task.”

Eisman made a small fortune or a large fortune from Mortgage Fraud. He did intensive fundamental research and determined that Goldman Sachs was selling toxic assets. He bet against the AAA rated Toxic mortgages and won that bet big time. Eisman is also betting against For-Profits because of his research. Goldman Sachs does not care about fundamental research because it is all a game and GS is too big to fail. That is official GS policy.

After many planted articles by For-Profit shills and legal threats by CREW and CREW’s own website attacking critics of For-Profits, Melanie resigned from CREW. Too Late! Melanie has her own super sweet scandal with her own Scandal TimeLine courtesy of Salon. There are the usual questions. What did Melanie know and when did she know it? How much was Melanie paid? And does Melanie understand why Education is important?

Rep. Maxine Waters on CIA Drug Trafficking

It is disgraceful and hypocritical lobbying for corporations while claiming to be a government watchdog. What is even more disgusting and disgraceful and wicked is Melanie Sloan’s campaign against Maxine Waters. It is also deceptive. Sloan is working with Porter Goss. There is no bigger conflict of interest having Goss as a part of an “ethics” committee. Goss is a Secret Spymaster in the Invisible Neo-con Police State. Goss formerly led the CIA. That is, Goss led the CIA to more corruption.

Goss has conspired to conceal the CIA Crack Cocaine Scandal and personally has fought against Maxine Waters. Goss was responsible for suppressing facts about the Scandal that Dare Not Speak Its Name in Washington DC, CIA Crack. The Congressional District of Maxine Waters had been particularly hard hit with CIA cocaine.

REP. MAXINE WATERS, (D) California: (September) Now there are people who will say, Well, Miss Waters, maybe the CIA wasn’t directly involved. Maybe it was just the people from Nicaragua and other places who were kind of CIA connected. Maybe they just turned their heads. Maybe they just kind of blinked and said, well, it doesn’t make any difference whether they delivered the kilo themselves, or they turned their heads while somebody else delivered it, they’re just as guilty. (applause)

The CIA, has been dealing drugs since before the BCCI scandal. BCCI was a CIA bank where drug money was laundered including profits from Cocaine that helped finance the Contra War. Maxine waters tried to present evidence against the Drug Dealing “Intelligence Community”. Goss stopped her, and the same CIA gangsters he protected have probably been promoted to even more important positions in the Intelligence Community. This group of drug profiteers seems to intersect with the neo-con faction which fabricated the Oil Wars. Perhaps, if their crimes had been exposed, we would not have the Oil Wars.

Porter Goss, who now heads the Office of Congressional Ethics that charged Congresswoman Maxine Waters with ethics violations, chaired the House Intelligence Committee’s March 16, 1998, hearing on CIA involvement in drug trafficking. Here he smirks as he listens to Waters’ testimony (recorded in four videos below). During the hearing, CIA Inspector General Fred Hitz testified that the CIA failed to “cut off relationships with individuals supporting the Contra program who were alleged to have engaged in drug trafficking.” Waters pressed Goss to continue the investigation, emphasizing that only Congress had the necessary subpoena power – not the CIA, the Justice Department nor the White House. “I believe the dramatic new developments in this ongoing scandal make it imperative that the House Intelligence Committee hold full public hearings to be able to fully and adequately complete its investigation,” wrote Waters. Finally in May 1999 Goss held another hearing, but it was closed and secret and Waters was not even allowed to attend.

The Lanny and Melanie Power Duo is actually a Power Threesome. Melanie’s spouse is Eric Anderson who works for SAIC. Anderson was no ordinary covert spook in Iraq. He was a high ranking spook. Now he is a high ranking spook for SAIC, and he

is the deputy director of an Asian policy consulting group of Science Applications International Corporation, a military contractor in San Diego. He is a major in the Air Force Reserve. In 2005, he worked in Baghdad as the senior intelligence analyst for the multinational forces in Iraq.

We can only guess what Major Anderson did in Iraq to win the war, Psyops, Biometrics, False Flag Ops, Assassinations? Anderson does Post frequently so we should assume he works on War Disinformation. Anderson has praised Assassinations and has blamed lazy Congress members for the War in Iraq. Also he wants China to send soldiers to the Forever Afghan War. Anderson neglects to mention in his Posts, that he is a paid member of the Military Industrial Complex, working for SAIC.

SAIC is a parallel privatized secret government that promotes neo-con war policies and does the more dirty of the Cheney Dirty Tricks. SAIC has been involved in COINTELPRO, spying on Americans who protest the criminal wars that are so profitable for SAIC. Would SAIC target organizations to use against anti-war leaders such as Maxine Waters? Did SAIC and Porter Goss and Melanie Sloan collaborate to destroy Maxine Waters? Those questions might be answered if CREW would reveal its donors instead of keeping them secret. A common method used by oppressive Secret Police Organizations, such as SAIC, is to subvert organizations, turning them into a zombie, which then self destructs.

With the departure of Melanie Sloan, CREW seems to be in zombie mode. For the last six months CREW has used its resources to help corrupt corporations. CREW has attempted to falsely convict Maxine Waters in a Kangaroo Court run by Porter Goss. It may not be too much longer before CREW self-destructs. For Melanie Sloan’s replacement, I suggest Glen Greenwald or Steve Eisman.

by Frank33

Melanie Sloan, Stop Bashing ACORN! And Stop Bashing My Anti-War Democrats!

9:04 am in Uncategorized by Frank33

Melanie Sloan was on the usually excellent Rachel Maddow Show (from News1News). Nothing new was added to the debate except Melanie is now filing a complaint against Sen. David Vitter for "Professional Misconduct".

Recall CREW wanted to imprison Eliot Spitzer for 20 years for transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes. Originally, CREW wanted Diaper Dave to be investigated for similar offenses.  But Melanie repeated her false charges against eight Democrats and also attacked ACORN. The attacks by Rachel and Melanie against ACORN were not fair or accurate.

Rachel was uncharacteristically inaccurate, when she went on the ACORN bashing bandwagon. "There is a lot ACORN has done that doesn’t deserve defending." That is ridiculous. Melanie was also bashing ACORN "Its conduct here was indefensible." But I will defend ACORN. The right wing TV cable network, Fox News carried out a "sting" against ACORN. But all they nabbed was one employee who was giving fraudulent advice to the Fox crew. This is disgusting, but not illegal behavior, and is not evidence that ACORN should be condemned. But it is evidence that Fox News should be condemned.

Melanie again claims CREW is fair, because they have listed eight corrupt D’s and only seven corrupt R’s. But Rep. Mike Ross was not on the list. But CREW is now filing a complaint against him after he sold his Pharmacy for a sweet profit. Vitter also was not listed as a corrupt R. On Rachel’s show, she repeated her charges against these D’s without presenting evidence. As I have frequently said, Melanie must PROVE the eight ant-war Democrats, five African Americans, are corrupt. All eight are also supporters of national health care. Combined with the attacks on ACORN, this suggests racism at CREW. CREW claims to be a "government watchdog". But my cat could find eight genuine corrupt, pro Iraq War, and anti-national health care Democrats.

Melanie Sloan’s husband works for SAIC. SAIC has been secretly promoting the Iraq War since before it started. Presumably their false propaganda is paid for by us taxpayers. Are the attacks by CREW part of their propaganda?

SAIC personnel were instrumental in pressing the case that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and that war was the only way to get rid of them. When no weapons of mass destruction were found, SAIC personnel staffed the commission setup to investigate how American intelligence could have been so disastrously wrong, including Gordon Oehler, the commission’s deputy director for review a 25-year CIA veteran, Jeffrey R. Cooper, vice president and chief science officer for one of SAIC’s sub-units and Samuel Visner, a SAIC vice president for corporate development who had also passed through the revolving door and back to the NSA.

David Kay, who later chaired the Iraq Survey Group (which showed that Hussein didn’t possess WMD, thereby proving that the war was launched under false pretenses), is also an SAIC shareholder and former director of SAIC’s Center for Counterterrorism Technology and Analysis.

In 1998, Kay testified before a Senate committee that Saddam Hussein"remains in power with weapons of mass destruction" and that "military action is needed." Another SAIC stockholder and board member Wayne Downing, was used as a military analyst in the build-up to the war in Iraq. SAIC also hired Iraqi exiles including Khidhir Hamza, a member of the Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council, once perceived as a conduit for Iraqi exiles living in the U.S. who would be called upon to serve in the newly established government. (Operating under a $33 million contract, SAIC organized the Iraqi exiles and reported to Douglas Feith, then undersecretary of defense for policy and a key assistant to Donald Rumsfeld Feith’s deputy, Christopher "Ryan" Henry is a former SAIC senior vice president, according to Bartlett andSteele.

Another SAIC "subject-matter expert" was Shaha Riza, whose relationship to Paul Wolfowitz was one of the reasons for his downfall as President of the World Bank.

I have nothing personal against Melanie Sloan or CREW. In fact I wish CREW would go after real corruption. The US Pharmaceutical company Merck,is keeping lists of doctors and researchers. Merck intended to take revenge against these people who questioned Merck’s medication, Vioxx. Merck and three other companies make vaccines. Hundreds of Nigerian children have become infected with polio due to tainted polio vaccines. It is obscene that this vaccination program is continuing in Nigeria and other countries.

The H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine contains thimerosal. Thimerosal contains mercury and has been linked to childhood autism. This vaccine is being given to children and pregnant women. It seems there is no mercury free vaccine. These are only a few examples of the massive corruption of the Pharmaceutical industry. CREW, we could use a little help fighting these corporate criminals, who are assisted by the Food and Drug Administration.

CREW’s main efforts to fight corruption consist of examining financial reports of Congress critters. CREW’s own IRS Form 990, with CREW’s money donors is not public. Melanie also profits from SAIC, probably receiving health care insurance, from SAIC. These conflicts of interest invalidate her attacks. Let the sunshine in Melanie,and release this information. "The hypocrisy is astonishing" as Melanie says. Melanie is a Dee Cee villager or we could call them the Dee Cee Nomenklatura.

by Frank33

What Does Melanie Sloan And CREW Think About Torture, Assassinations And Illegal Wars? Let It Bleed!

7:44 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. Sometimes, except neo-cons are free to LET IT BLEED.

First, let us quote Mick Jagger, for all you Sweet Neo-Cons "I think that you’re a crock of shit!" What! Do we need yet another report on the hypocrisy and incompetence of CREW? The facts show, Melanie Sloan and her "government watchdog" organization CREW has mostly ignored the neo-conservatives and their criminal conspiracies to destroy our Constitution. The government of the United States, and all the national security resources, has been subverted by traitors who gave us secret government sponsored murder and torture, and wars for Oil. CREW has given us… (*chirping crickets*)

To be fair, some of CREW’s work is decent and admirable. CREW has taken some legal actions against the Bush Crime Family. They have at least acknowledged PTSD of Iraq Vets, disappeared Bushie e-mails, secrecy at the Federal Reserve, military use of perchlorate and a few others. But their Legal challenges are frequently ineffective, late and sometimes questionable. CREW’s vendetta against John Murtha is classic obsessive, compulsive disorder. CREW’s extreme complaint against the Armenian National Committee of America is perhaps just a sneaky way to get donations from Turkey, which was responsible for Armenian genocide a hundred years ago.

Torture, Assassinations and Oil Wars, these totally horrible and immoral crimes continue. For our discussion, let us call them TAW for short. TAW has been generally neglected by CREW. It is easy to examine CREW’s priorities on their list of Lawsuits, Freedom of Information Requests, and Requests For Investigations. The public record of Melanie Sloan, confirms CREW’s failure to fight TAW, compared with such courageous muckrakers as Digby, Jason Leopold, and Marcy Wheeler.

One recent action by CREW is outrageous and and could be considered racist. This has been described already and it needs to be explored further. CREW’s Most Corrupt Democrats selections could not be more phony. CREW must apologize and retract, at least most of these false charges. CREW is LYING about these Democrats! Five of the eight are African Americans and all of the eight are anti-Iraq War.

Melanie has not revealed her conflict of interest concerning the Iraq War. Her husband Eric C. Anderson was involved in secret operations in Iraq, and now works for the criminal corporation SAIC. SAIC was involved in creating the Iraq War and they continue to profit from it, and apparently they will never let the Iraq war end. SAIC also works with NSA who spy on anti-war citizens. Is it too paranoid to worry that this could be an SAIC False Flag Op targeting Democrats for that reason?

CREW calls it corruption when these Democrats were aggressively serving their constituents, just as they were elected to do. Many of the bogus charges deal with incomplete financial reporting. CREW completely conceals all of its own finances. Most of the other charges are laughable and slanderous. There is nothing to suggest that these Democratic Congress members have concealed anything elated to CREW’s charges.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is accused of talking about a possible campaign fund raiser. Sen. Roland Burris had a conversation with impeached Governor Blagojevich about a possible campaign fund raiser. Rep. Charlie Rangel "Improperly used Congressional Stationary" and "Improperly Stored a Vehicle". Rep. Laura Richardson had problems with a home foreclosure, and "city inspectors reported they found junk and debris in the driveway". Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to try to get a minority owned bank some of the TARP Funds. This is no different from what was done for Goldman Sachs, except for much smaller amounts. Rep. Alan Mollohan was successful at getting "earmarks" for his District, just as most other Congress members do. Rep. Pete Visclosky and Rep. John Murtha are some what more problematic. But there are many more genuinely corrupt pro Iraq War Democrats, that are not listed. But, ethics is one thing, but most everyone in Congress does their best to help their donors, friends and constituents.

So what does this all amount to? It’s worth being clear that no one has formally alleged any wrongdoing by Murtha or Visclosky (or any other lawmakers) in connection with PMA or Kuchera. And as a legal matter, it’s generally very hard to prove an illegal quid pro quo in these sorts of cases.

CREW can be inconsistent, depending on if you are an R or a D. When Sen. David Vitter’s was discovered paying women for sex, CREW asked for an investigation. When Eliot Spitzer was discovered to have paid expensive, but beautiful women for their company, CREW wanted prosecution with the Mann Act, something very different. The threat of the Mann Act is wacky for many reasons. This law has been abused for political and racial purposes, such as punishing doctors who provided medical care to prostitutes. Jack Johnson, the first African American heavy weight boxing champion, and Chuck Berry, the inventor of Rock and Roll, were put in jail. Melanie wanted Spitzer to resign and wanted the Full Metal Mann Act against Spitzer for 20 years.

Given the reports that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was heard on a wiretap arranging for a prostitute to travel from New York to Washington to meet in his hotel room, it appears that he has violated the Mann Act. This federal law carries a penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment for knowingly persuading or inducing any individual to cross state lines for the purposes of prostitution.

The Scooter Libby Case is a gift that just keeps on giving. One person usually not mentioned, who was part of the Leak Conspiracy is Andrew Card. Card also appeared at John Ashcroft’s hospital bed to get approval for the NSA Spying on Americans program. CREW wants the Cheney testimony concerning the Libby Leak released. Melanie represented Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame versus Scooter Libby, in a civil lawsuit, but Andrew Card was ignored. The Obama Adminstration chose to keep the testimony of Cheney secret, from 2004.

Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said, "It is astonishing that a top Department of Justice political appointee is suggesting other high-level appointees are unlikely to cooperate with legitimate law enforcement investigations. What is wrong with this picture?"

There is nothing wrong but it is astonishing that CREW has not been concerned with the torture approved by the high level appointees Alberto Gonzales and John Yoo and David Addington. CREW’s main complaint against Gonzales is that he helped his client, George Bush avoid jury duty. There have been legal complaints against these torturers. Unlike CREW, there are honorable people, lawyers and otherwise, that stand up for justice, without SAIC’s crooked voting machines. For instance, the VELVET REVOLUTION and VotersForPeace and the GRIEVANCE PROJECT say NO to the neo-cons and they will not LET IT BLEED without a fight against TAW.

If Melanie had included Andrew Card in her lawsuit perhaps it would not have been thrown out of the US District Court. Melanie did not include yet another neo-con, Richard Armitage, who was leaking like a case of diarrhea, the secret identities of Valerie Plame and Brewster Jennings. Armitage, who was #3 at the State Dept., told Bob Woodward and everyone else about Plame. Woodward defended Armitage and said his comments were unimportant and just offhand gossip. Melanie followed the Woodward narrative until she changed her mind that Armitage actually was part of the conspiracy. She added Armitage to the lawsuit which probably helped get it tossed out by the Judge.

There is another even more sinister neo-con that Melanie ignored, Marc Grossman. As the evidence accumulates, it appears Grossman is guilty of Treason and belongs in prison for the rest of his worthless life. Grossman was one of many who supposedly told Libby that Plame was a CIA covert agent. It is alleged that Grossman revealed Plame’s identity in 2001 Also Grossman is an agent of the Turkish government who sold nuclear weapon technology to the highest bidder.

It appears the White House has been spooked by Edmonds and hopes to absolve the U.S. officials allegedly involved in the illegal sale of nuclear technology to private Turkish "entities." One of those officials is likely Marc Grossman, the former ambassador to Turkey during the Clinton administration who also served in the State Department from 2001-2005. Grossman has been named by Edmonds, who claims he was directly involved in the nuclear smuggling ring that she says has allowed the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Israel, and Turkey to operate in the U.S. with impunity. Totally complicit in the nuke trade, the U.S. government, according to Edmonds, has known of other vast criminal activities of these foreign nations inside the U.S., including drug trafficking, espionage, and money laundering.

Edmonds says "several arms of the government were shielding what was going on," which included an entire national security apparatus associated with the neoconservaties who have profited by representing Turkish interests in Washington. As Justin Raimondo recently reported in "…this group includes not only Grossman, but also Paul Wolfowitz, chief intellectual architect of the Iraq war and ex-World Bank president; former deputy defense secretary for policy Douglas J. Feith; Feith’s successor, Eric Edelman; and Richard Perle, the notorious uber- neocon whose unique ability to mix profiteering and warmongering forced him to resign his official capacity as a key administration adviser…. Edmonds draws a picture of a three-sided alliance consisting of Turkish, Pakistani, and Israeli agents who coordinated efforts to milk U.S. nuclear secrets and technology, funneling the intelligence stream to the black market nuclear network set up by the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan. The multi-millionaire Pakistani nuclear scientist then turned around and sold his nuclear assets to North Korea, Libya, and Iran."

Sibel Edmonds notified the FBI about this criminal conspiracy, but the FBI says the information does not exist. Grossman who worked at the State Dept under Condi Rice, now receives over a million dollars a year to lobby for a Turkish company IHLAS Holding. But Neo-con criminals and high priced lobbyists still secretly control the government and Grossman is one of the shadowy puppetmasters of that secret government.

Melanie Sloan recently married Dr. Eric C. Anderson. Dr. Anderson is intelligent and talented. It is a shame he has been captured by the Dark Side. He seems to be a member of the secret neo-con government. He was in "intelligence" for several years in Iraq and now works for SAIC. SAIC carries out super secret projects such as NSA’s Total Information Awareness, an American Stasi. His employment does create issues because he profits from the Iraq War which also benefits Melanie. Dr. Anderson has promoted assassinations of "al Qaeda", because they are such a threat to our way of life.

Congressional outrage over not being told the Central Intelligence Agency had a secret program to kill a select list of al-Qaeda leaders is a needless tempest in a teapot…Quite frankly, this country needs a well-run assassination program…According to Parks, the United States recognizes three forms of self defense — against an actual use of force, or hostile act; pre-emptive self defense against an imminent use of force; and self defense against a continuing threat…Washington does not condone assassination as an instrument of national policy, but the president is authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to defend the United States. This includes assassination.

There are reports that assassinations have been outsourced to BLACKWATER/XE. Bob Woodward has discussed a super secret program of assassinations in Iraq. The arguments of Woodward and Dr. Anderson,and John Yoo are very similar. They are reading from the same script which was probably written by John Yoo. Al Qaeda is a threat to us, so murder is justified. They leave out an important fact. Al Qaeda is controlled and financed by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan ISI. This inconvenient truth is always ignored by the war mongers.

More than 6,000 Families and victims of the 9-11 attacks are trying to get justice against the murderers that were sent by Saudi Arabia. There also is increasing evidence that "Al Qaeda in Iraq" are False Flag Ops. That is, much of the violence in Iraq and attacks on our soldiers, are acts of war carried out by a secret mercenary army. Dr. Anderson also fails to consider that some of the Iraki "insurgents" who are targets of Eric Prince’s Blackwater assassins, are fighting to free their country from a foreign military occupation.

There is a pattern that the neo-cons use in the secret government. But they do not seem to realize that their phony act is getting old. First, they put out public trial ballons suggesting that torture or murder is necessary because we are at war. But the neo-con lawyers, such as John Yoo, have already written documents to make it legal, in secret. Then hired guns, start doing their dirty, violent, sick work. First, John Yoo made Torture legal. Then he made Assassination legal. But it is also necessary to corrupt the legal system, and who knows what else they have corrupted. Guess what else John Yoo has made legal? FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS!

The U.S. must ask the courts to give us flexibility to combat fundamentalist Islam as it would any other hostile ideology, such as communism during the Cold War.

Another tool would have our intelligence agencies create a FALSE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps and fundraising operations. It could LAUNCH FAKE TERRORIST OPERATIONS AND CLAIM CREDIT FOR REAL TERRORIST STRIKES, helping to sow confusion within Al Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.

Renewing the Patriot Act and staying the course at Guantanamo Bay remain important tools for gaining the intelligence that can prevent another Sept. 11. But we should realize that these measures remain fundamentally defensive. In order to prevail, we must develop an offensive strategy that focuses less on controlling territory or cities, none of which Al Qaeda possesses, and more on new ways to disrupt and destroy networks.

There was a story about CREW and Marcy Wheeler by the GRIEVANCE PROJECT. An attempt was made to enlist CREW to file complaints against the corruption in the Department of Justice. It seems CREW is lazy and used the strategy of the Grievance Project without giving either assistance or credit. The Grievance Project even provided legal documents to CREW to use. At least CREW should have said thank you for the work and the documents.

As far back as 2006, I began contacting various parties-including CREW-to suggest that an organized effort to file grievances would be an effective tactic for responding to the litany of attorneys engaged in questionable ethical conduct…CREW never responded…As attorney after attorney continued to violate their ethical obligations with impunity, my frustration grew that there was no organized effort to promote a grievance strategy. As a result, I launched The Grievance Project in October, 2007…

I began preparing a grievance complaint against Michael J. Elston for his conduct described therein as well as for his role in the firing of United States Attorneys, including John McKay, Bud Cummins, Carol Lam and Paul Charlton. When I first saw Marcy Wheeler’s headline today declaring that CREW had filed grievances against Mr. Elston, my initial thoughts were that I just got "scooped" by CREW and that I had wasted a lot time working on my Elston complaint. Almost immediately, I was quite pleased that CREW had finally adopted a (my?) grievance strategy and had filed the complaints….

Marcy Wheeler notes that this may have an affect on the law firms that have hired Mr. Elston and Ms. Esther Slater McDonald, stating that "[a]t the very least, one would hope this would embarrass the big corporate firms these two alleged law-breakers work for."…Although Mr. Elston is a member of the Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Virginia Bars, CREW filed a complaint against Mr. Elston only in Virginia and only sent copies of Virginia complaint to the the Illinois, Kansas and Missouri Bars. I believe a stronger approach would not just provide these states with a copy of the Virginia complaint but would also be to file official complaints against Mr. Elston in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri…

Because Mr. Elston is also in violation of his ethical obligations due to his involvement with his role in the firing of United States Attorneys, including John McKay, Bud Cummins, Carol Lam and Paul Charlton, I will finish my Elston complaint with respect to to these violations. Now that CREW has adopted a (my?) grievance strategy, I’ve prepared grievance complaints against Alberto Gonzales, Kyle D. Sampson, Lisa Murkowski, Harriet E. Miers, Mark Everett Fuller, and John Yoo that are ready for CREW to simply print and file.

CREW has claimed a righteous, ethical standard, except this does not apply to themselves. In a perfect world, CREW would be defending the victims of torture and neo-conservative wars, secret or not. But it is not perfect. CREW has provided NO PROOF their "corrupt Democrats" are actually corrupt. They need to retract their lies, or prove their claims. CREW also must release their IRS Form 990 that shows their financial supporters. Melanie Sloan needs to reveal what financial benefits both she and her husband receive from SAIC.

If you claim to be a real government watch dog, your own honesty is an absolute requirement. But in the brutal Washington DC political battlefield, most of all, you have to be half Bloodhound and half Pit Bull. CREW is a Toy Poodle. But FireDogs are awesome!

by Frank33

Melanie Sloan’s Curious And Epic Failure To Fight Corporate Corruption

11:56 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

I have reported on Melanie Sloan’s CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government. I had thought there was not much left to say about CREW, other than they were mere bunglers. I was so wrong!

When CREW’s list of "Most Corrupt Members Of Congress" was recently posted, I thought it was curious four of the eight "corrupt" Democrats were African Americans. But Laura Richardson is also, so five African Americans of eight D’s were targeted by CREW as corrupt. But I will not accuse CREW of overt racism. The more closely the records of the "Corrupt" Democrats are examined, the more neo-conservative Melanie’s judgement seems. Excepting John Murtha, the Democrats listed, who were in office in 2002 all voted against the Iraq War Resolution. Murtha came out strongly against the war in 2006 and strongly opposes the Afghan "surge". Murtha also is a co-sponsor of HR 676, "Single Payer", universal health care. Most of these Democrats supported a "Single Payer" national health care system although several have backtracked to the "Public Option".

A closer examination of the "corrupt" D’s shows Melanie is being quite deceptive. Melanie’s charges are largely based on how successful they have been getting Federal funds to their constituents, or incomplete financial reporting, or minor complaints. CREW will not produce its own financial reports either. The most substantial of the charges seems to be against Rep. Pete Visclosky who received donations from the PMA GROUP lobbyists and the firm’s clients, for a total of $1.3M. Compare this to the donations from the "Medical Industrial Complex", given to Orrin Hatch $2.9M, Max Baucus $2.8M, Charles Grassley $2.7M, Joe Lieberman $2.6M, Richard Burr $2.4M, John Ensign $2.4M, John Cornyn $2.2M, Jon Kyl $2.1M, Kent Conrad $2.1M. John Ensign is on the Republican Corrupt list, although his contributions from privatized health care companies, are not included. Of course, these folks received much more money from their other Corporate clients. We should not forget Sen. David Vitter or Sen. Larry Craig who are also not on the R corrupt list, but should be.

Citizens should be free to "lobby" and "petition the Government for a redress of grievances". But the Pay For Play hired guns of corporations work only for who pays them the most money. They have always fought against human rights, a clean environment, labor unions and anything else conservatives hate. Some might think that CREW’s  work would include exposing the criminality of multinational corporations. Melanie seems to be more interested in protecting the power and influence of America’s smallest oppressed minority, Corporate Lobbyists. But the Law says corporations are people, except they have super powers and can live forever. Melanie is eloquent as she praises the virtues of influence peddlers, with her allies at the AMERICAN LEAGUE OF LOBBYISTS and the PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL. These groups are lobbyists for lobbyists and they are protected by the Constitution. Can you feel the love from K-Street?

"Lobbying is a constitutionally protected activity.  The right to petition the government equally is one of the main tenets of our country’s founding principles.  To state that one class of individuals may not participate in the same manner as all others is clearly a violation and discriminates against an entire group."

"Part of what we haven’t appreciated is that by all of our lobbyist-bashing, people now don’t want to identify themselves as lobbyists," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, whose organization has raised questions about elected officials and other government employees with ties to lobbyists. "People used to register out of an abundance of caution, and now the opposite is happening. They aren’t registering because they are embarrassed or worried about their job prospects."

Oh, the horror! Bashing lobbyists and discriminating against them! What is next? Human animal hybrids? Dogs sleeping with cats? Or even lobbyists sleeping with dogs and cats and human animal hybrids? They are embarrassed and worried about their jobs. Actually, that might be one way to diminish their influence. Make them feel ashamed for starting wars for fossil fuels, and poisoning the air, water and land, and denying health care and a decent standard of living for the people of this country. We can dream.

It is claimed CREW is heavily financed by "liberal interest " groups, and should have a IRS Form 990 avaiable, listing financial donors. This form does not seem to be on their website. CREW will not reveal its donors, which is curious and not too accountable. CREW’s most famous "founder" is the Poster Boy For Rotten To The Core, DeeCee Lobbyists, Mark"Anal Leakage" Penn. Can you say "Olestra"? Many of CREW’s supporters and employees do seem sincere and dedicated to reform. But living in Washington DC with 35,000 parasite lobbyists can induce "Potomac Fever", the insane obsession to become a well paid Bipartisan Village Idiot.

Melanie’s niche is lawsuits or threatening lawsuits. CREW was successful with one threat of a lawsuit against President Obama. The new administration originally had a policy of "no lobbyists". CREW objected because this violated the freedom of influence peddlers. The Administration gave in to them. "Waviers" are now given to lobbyists and they can lobby the government from the inside. Norman Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform approves the "waviers". Eisen is a co-founder of CREW.

What CREW has NOT done is CURIOUS. Were there lawsuits or threats of lawsuits when EPA’s Christine Whitman said the toxic air produced by the vaporized WTC Towers on 9-11, was safe to breathe? How about the dangers of BisPhenol-A and the $5 Million bribe given to the FDA chemical industry "scientist" to prove BPA’s were "perfectly safe?" Or the ten thousand people who die every year due to exposure from asbestos? Or the sex and cocaine parties that Shell Oil and Chevron provided to employees of Gale Norton’s Interior Dept? And so on… The Bushie crimes have not produced much outrage from CREW, although CREW has plenty of outrage against anti-war Democrats.

CREW’s most famous lawsuit was representing Ambassador Joe Wilson and CIA "spook" Valerie Plame versus Scooter Libby. That case was thrown out. Of course, Libby and Richard Armitage were leaking Plame’s secret identity to every reporter in DC. Libby was convicted of felonies but his prison term was commuted by the Bushies. Armitage history of dirty deeds goes back to Iran-Contra when he helped trade military weapons, paid for by tax payers, for money and hostages held in Iran. They were just pawns thrown away by their neo-con masters, Bush, Cheney and Rove. Melanie, at first did not include Armitage in the lawsuit.

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of CREW, is now the lead attorney for the Wilsons. In an interview with National Review Online, she said that if the account of Armitage’s outing of Plame in Hubris is correct, then“Armitage was just basically gossiping with [columnist Robert] Novak and just mentioned that Valerie worked for the CIA. His mentioning that to Novak is really not the same as the concerted effort that Cheney,Rove, and Libby made to get Valerie’s undercover identity out to the newspaper. The underlying heart of the suit is about the conspiracy of these individuals to out Valerie Wilson in order to retaliate against Joseph Wilson,” Sloan continued, “and it doesn’t look at this point that Armitage was party to that plan…He didn’t even know that she was covert,” Sloan said of Armitage.

Bob Woodward testified similarly, the Armitage leaks were casual and offhand, just "gossip".

Woodward testified the information was given to him in a “casual” and “offhand” manner, and said that he does not believe it was part of any coordinated effort to “out” Plame as a CIA employee. Later, Woodward’s source identified himself. It was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell’s deputy and an internal critic of the Iraq War and the White House inner circle. Woodward said the revelation came at the end of a long, confidential background interview for his 2004 book Plan of Attack. He did not reveal the official’s disclosure at the time because it did not strike him as important.

Woodward told Larry King that it was not part of a conspiracy.

"First of all this began not as somebody launching a smear campaign that it actually — when the story comes out I’m quite confident we’re going to find out that it started kind of as gossip, as chatter"

But Melanie changed her mind that Armitage was part of the plan. Armitage was later added to the lawsuit. But CREW undermined their own case by first saying Armitage’s leak was gossip, not important and was not part of the Libby leak conspiracy.

Why did Melanie ignore Marc Grossman? Libby did not remember the four times during the summer of 2003, when he learned about Valerie Plame. One of Libby’s sources was notorious neo-con Marc Grossman. Grossman is also important to the case because Sibel Edmonds claimed he exposed ValeriePlame in 2001.

Edmonds’ on-the-record disclosures also include bombshell details concerning outed covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson’s front company, Brewster Jennings. Edmonds alleges the front company had actually been shut down in August of 2001 — three years prior to Bob Novak’s public disclosure of the covert operative’s identity — following a tip-off to a wire-tap target about the true nature of the CIA front company.

The cover was blown, Edmonds alleges, by Marc Grossman, who was, at the time, the third highest-ranking official in the U.S. State Department. Prior to that, Grossman served as ambassador to Turkey. Grossman is now a lobbyist and works for a Turkish company called IHLAS HOLDING. According to Edmonds’ testimony, Grossman "participated, along with a network of moles at sensitive nuclear installations and military bases, in the sale of nuclear secrets to American allies and enemies alike."

Melanie’s husband was part "Operation Iraqi Freedom", the secret part. He now works for the company SAIC, which has 45,000 employees including 16,000 in the Washington DC. SAIC is an organization that carries out neo-conservative policies. Its operations are immense and quite criminal, but they use science.

The bridegroom, 45, is the deputy director of an Asian policy consulting group of Science Applications International Corporation, a military contractor in San Diego. He is a major in the Air Force Reserve. In 2005, he worked in Baghdad as the senior intelligence analyst for the multinational forces in Iraq.

Melanie’s spouse wrote an article,"IN PRAISE OF ASSASSINATION". Not too ethical or accountable either. Or assassinations could be a tempest in a teapot. He could be a teabagger who uses the internet. It is up to lawyers to decide.

Congressional outrage over not being told the Central Intelligence Agency had a secret program to kill a select list of al-Qaeda leaders is a needless tempest in a teapot. Anyone with access to the Internet and a penchant for archival reading could have told you the CIA was tasked with eliminating certain threats to our national security…Quite frankly, this country needs a well-run assassination program. Yes, I realize Executive Order 12333 explicitly prohibits assassination by any "person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States government." I also realize Executive Order 12333 explicitly states "no element of the Intelligence Community shall participate in or request any person to undertake activities forbidden by this order." Seems clear enough. But, the lawyers have yet to weigh in.

Bob Woodward shows up again. Woodward explains that a successful secret program in Iraq is assassinations of Al Qaeda leaders and "other insurgents".

The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward. The program– which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb — must remain secret for now or it would "get people killed," Woodward said Monday on CNN’s Larry King Live. "It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have," Woodward said. In "The War Within: Secret White House History 2006-2008," Woodward disclosed the existence of secret operational capabilities developed by the military to locate, target and kill leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent leaders.

The New York Times says that assassinations are now privatized and outsourced to BLACKWATER/XE.

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials. Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A.spent several million dollars on the program.

To justify government sponsored murder, it is necessary to have a global war against Al Qaeda. But the weak link in the neo-con and Melanie’s husband’s and Woodward’s narrative is Al Qaeda itself. There is plenty of evidence that the 9-11 attacks and Al Qaeda were financed by the secret services of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Prince Bandar, head of Saudi espionage, is also financing the Taliban. CREW is not helping the families of 9-11 victims with their lawsuit. Woodward is not covering this either.

Documents gathered by lawyers for the families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family, but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles…Adding to the intrigue, classified American intelligence documents related to Saudi finances were leaked anonymously to lawyers for the families. The Justice Department had the lawyers’ copies destroyed and now wants to prevent a judge from even looking at the material…Another witness in Afghanistan said in a sworn statement that in 1998 he had witnessed an emissary for a leading Saudi prince, Turki al-Faisal, hand a check for one billion Saudi riyals (now worth about $267 million) to a top Taliban leader.

The dubious yet profitable activities of SAIC can only be briefly touched on here, but "responsible and ethical" is not part of their business model. One of the more disturbing issues is that SAIC spread false propaganda to get the United States to go to war in Iraq and SAIC is trying to keep the war and the war profiteering, indefinitely.

SAIC executives have been involved at every stage of the life cycle of the war in Iraq. SAIC personnel were instrumental in pressing the case that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq in the first place, and that war was the only way to get rid of them. Then, as war became inevitable, SAIC secured contracts for a broad range of operations in soon-to-be-occupied Iraq. When no weapons of mass destruction were found, SAIC personnel staffed the commission that was set up to investigate how American intelligence could have been so disastrously wrong…One week before the invasion, SAIC was awarded yet another no-bid contract, this one for $15 million, which within a year would balloon to $82 million. The contract gave SAIC the responsibility for establishing a "free and independent indigenous media network" in Iraq

SAIC is in the electronic voting machine business, and is privatizing vote counting and election fraud. That should be of interest to CREW. They are partners with SEQUOIA VOTING SYSTEMS and DIVERSIFIED DYNAMICS. For some reason, SAIC was given a contract by the state of Maryland to examine the crooked Diebold voting machines. The report by SAIC did document some, but not all of the "computer backdoors" that can steal your vote.SAIC did determine that the machines could be hacked anytime, anywhere anyway.

Diebold Touch Screen machines do not work, are not secure, and can easily be hacked…Diebold knew their machines were flawed and Diebold tried to cover up these flaws.

SAIC also tried to cover up the flaws or should we say cover up the election frauds. A Diebold machine and probably most others, can be injected with malicious software within one minute. The SAIC 200 page report was censored to 38 pages for the public. But the taxpayer funded report was not even available to the Governor.

The original, never-before-released SAIC report was nearly 200 pages in all, and details a number of extraordinary security vulnerabilities found in Diebold’s AccuVote-TS (touch-screen) voting systems as deployed by the state of Maryland initially in 2002. The version of the SAIC report that was eventually released to the public, after extreme redaction, was a mere 38 pages long. It was reported by Abrahams that neither the full MD State Board of Elections, nor even the Governor himself, was ever allowed to see the full report.

As of Sept. 3, DIEBOLD/PREMIER ELECTION SOLUTIONS is now owned by by ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE. Who owns ES&S? Perhaps CREW might know. ES&S does have much experience in flipping votes electronically, that is stealing elections.

What exactly does Melanie’s spouse do? And does Melanie get Health Insurance coverage from SAIC? On my list of "Biggest Trolls For Corrupt Corporations", Melanie Sloan is #1.

by Frank33

Is Melanie Sloan’s Husband More Corrupt Than Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel and John Murtha?

12:18 am in Uncategorized by Frank33

Is Melanie or her husband corrupt? I do not know. Obviously it is risky to ask questions such as this of a former Federal Prosecutor. She might bring one of her numerous lawsuits against me. Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is bringing a lawsuit against journalist Peter Lance. Fitzgerald wants to cover up government involvement in the 9-11 attacks by suppressing Lance’s book, "Triple Cross".

Sloan has listed fifteen Congresspersons and accuses THEM of "egregious" corruption. Melanie may be correct, they might be among the most corrupt. But her list includes three Congresscritters, opposed to the Iraq War, Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel and John Murtha. Melanie herself has a conflict of interest with respect to these three anti-war Democrats. Her husband Eric Anderson was part the Iraq genocide and has profited from it. Anderson may be part of a privatized intelligence network, SAIC, supporting NSA spying on Americans.

Melanie has no problem making accusations. Maxine Waters, "By using her position as a member of Congress to assist a bank to which she has financial ties, Rep. Waters violated House conflict-of-interest rules and engaged in conduct that does not reflect creditably upon the House." Charlie Rangel’s ethics issues include "Improper Use of Congressional Stationary", "Improper Rental Arrangements", and "Improper Vehicle Storage". Conservative Democrat John Murtha is hardly a saint, Melanie says he may take bribes.

"If, as it appears, Rep. Murtha accepted donations to his campaign and political action committees in direct exchange for earmarking federal funds, he may have committed bribery and honest services fraud and engaged in conduct not reflecting credibility on the House."

I do not know if these folks are corrupt but they are widely hated by neo-conservatives because of their opposition to the Iraq War. Obviously, our congressional system is corrupt, especially because of corporate lobbyists and their Pay-To-Play campaign shenanigans. But they have street credibility and for fairness there are some facts that should be considered. Waters and Rangel voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War. Waters also questioned CIA drug running.

Following a 1996 San Jose Mercury article alleging the complicity of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Los Angeles crack epidemic of the 1980s, Waters called for an investigation into the matter. In her request, Waters asked whether "U.S.-government paid or organized operatives smuggled, transported and sold it to American citizens."

Rangel has taken on both George Bush and Dick Cheney.

On September 22, 2005, Rangel compared Republican President George W. Bush to Bull Connor, the former Public Safety Commissioner of Birmingham, Alabama, stating: ""George Bush is our Bull Connor."…The feud between Vice President Dick Cheney and Rangel "reignited as the Harlem lawmaker ripped the veep as a draft dodger who found it ‘easy to fight [a war] with other people’s children’" and said that Cheney is "’like a chess player; he likes to move other people’s pieces. In this case, it’s sending other people’s kids to war’,"

Murtha earned the hatred of neo-cons by opposing the Iraq War in 2006. Murtha is also opposed to the Afghanistan "surge" that would escalate the eight year failure with more US troops and casualties.

Recently Melanie has another campaign, she loves her corporate lobbyists and she wants us to love them too. Melanie was quoted by something called the "Public Affairs Council". This is similar to the American League of Lobbyists, being a Lobby for Corporate Lobbyists and Public Relations. Not all members of this outfit are evil, just many of them. Their membership includes Exxon, Wellpoint, Dow, Nuclear Energy Institute, Federal Reserve, Pfizer, Shell Oil, Unum, Hunt Oil and on and on. The corrupt, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, will address the Public Affairs Council’s fall board meeting. Sadly, lobbyists do not want to be identified as lobbyists.

"Part of what we haven’t appreciated is that by all of our lobbyist-bashing, people now don’t want to identify themselves as lobbyists," Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, told the magazine. "People used to register out of an abundance of caution, and now the opposite is happening. They aren’t registering because they are embarrassed or worried about their job prospects. It’s a matter of concern because the administration wants more disclosure, not less."

Melanie’s husband Eric Anderson works for SAIC. SAIC fabricated "intelligence" about Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. This included false "intelligence" supplied to Douglas Feith that Saddam had a nuclear weapons program. If you need a job, SAIC is seeking more "spooks" in Iraq to continue the military occupation of Iraq and theft of their resources, that is OIL. But it is top secret.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) NYSE: SAI is a FORTUNE 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company headquartered in the United States with numerous federal, state, and private sector clients. It works extensively with the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Intelligence Community, including the National Security Agency, as well as other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.

Melanie supports accountability and she needs to tell us how much lobbyist money has made its way to CREW. More important is her conflict of interest with respect to Iraq. Is this a neo-con campaign against anti-war Democrats?

by Frank33

Melanie Sloan Joins AIG, Goldman and the Dee Cee Village Idiots

7:29 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

Those Dee Cee masters of the world have recruited a liberal, Melanie Sloan. I bet she will soon be eating weenies with Cokie Roberts. Melanie wants to free the corporate lobbyists from Obama who has taken away their freedom. Oh, the horror, Obama wants the lobbyists to only communicate in writing with government officials handing out handout money.

CREW claims to be concerned with ethics. The obvious ethical issue here is how can you swindle the taxpayers when you are not allowed to bribe or be bribed. This is another socialist attack on the thirty thousand corporate lobbyists in the Village. Their corrupt way of life, Congressional Earmarks, junk bonds, offshore accounts, and hookers is being threatened. But Mealanie is lobbying for the lobbyists which means lobbying for Disaster Capitalism.

Oh, Melanie I thought you wuz a librul. But you are now an ally of the American League of Lobbyists (ALL). Certainly, lobbying by the "people peaceably" for a better country by citizens should be encouraged. But corporate lobbyists are mostly criminal parasites who wave millions of dollars in front of government officials. Mark Penn and the rest of them have brought us Olestra, Oil Wars, Financial Meltdowns and their corrupt Read the rest of this entry →