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    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

March 20th, 2017 - 8:19 am § in America, Donald Trump, Environment, Repugnants


COMEY CONFIRMS: FBI INVESTIGATING TRUMP Meanwhile Trump is Tweeting and the GOP wants to Bring Benghazi Back NYTIMES:  Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and Mrs. Clinton’s Grand Benghazi Inquisitor, has turned into the Inspector Javert of intelligence leaks. And who is he bl[...]

February 21st, 2017 - 9:21 am § in America, Foreign Affairs


 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his wife, Mehriban Arif Gyzy Aliyeva, as first vice president. The implication for the Trump regime and Mr. Trump’s lies about his ties to the Putin kleptocracy are all too real.  Like Melania Trump, Mehriban is a trophy wife, the bea[...]

January 15th, 2017 - 11:08 am § in Politics, Repugnants

GOP chief threatens ethics watchdog

Reince Preibus, chair of the Republican National Committee and soon to become White House Chief of Staff, doesn’t like Walter Schaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, calling for President-Elect Trump to divest his far-flung business interests before assuming office. Priebus compla[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 5:55 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

“Heart doctors outraged Florida dumps hospital standards after big gifts to GOP”

I may get in copyright trouble for quoting this CNN headline verbatim, but this is one of those things that must be allowed to speak for itself. Read the story here and here. Excerpt: “The state of Florida is putting thousands of children with heart defects at risk, a group of cardiac doctors[...]

August 10th, 2015 - 9:36 pm § in Uncategorized

Disgraced Ferguson court clerk gets a new job

Ex-Ferguson court clerk Mary Ann Twitty, who was a key player in the Ferguson police/municipal court shakedown racket that raised millions for the city budget by abusively targeting poor black residents for tickets and fines, and ultimately was fired from that job because of her racist tweets, has a[...]

August 10th, 2015 - 8:55 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Family political connections keep Kansas bully out of jail

“Undulating fields of crops and livestock-dotted pastures are the domain of a trigger-happy bully who brags about a political cloak of invincibility keeping him beyond reach of the law in faithfully conservative Linn County. Adversaries say he has woven a liquor-infused tapestry of fear colo[...]

June 2nd, 2015 - 1:09 am § in America, Repugnants

Where Did Hastert Get $3,500,000?

While the Tea Party rails that our Senators and Representative serve too long and make too much money, the bigger question so how is that they make so much money beyond their salaries. This question is not limited to Repugnants.  Even Dwight Eisenhower .. after a life on the modest income of a sold[...]

March 20th, 2015 - 6:40 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Here comes the prison bus to cart off another corrupt GOP congressman!

“A federal official tells CBS News that the FBI and Department of Justice are investigating Rep. Aaron Schock’s spending. The Associated Press reports that the government is convening a federal grand jury in Springfield, Illinois, and the FBI has begun issuing subpoenas to compel people [...]

March 3rd, 2015 - 1:45 pm § in Uncategorized

DOJ finds “sweeping” racism in Ferguson police and courts

“A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court …. [P]olice disproportionately use excessive force against blacks …, black drivers are stopped and searched far m[...]

February 10th, 2015 - 2:57 pm § in Uncategorized

Lawsuit challenges Ferguson’s debtor prison

The corrupt city government of Ferguson, Missouri, ruthlessly exploits its poor black residents by having its police write them tickets for everything from not mowing their grass to crossing a street or failing to use a turn signal. Then, its municipal judges impose hefty fines — on top of fin[...]