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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor and the public face of the battered city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has been indicted by a grand jury on 21 federal corruption charges. The indictment, released Friday, alleges Nagin awarded lucrative city contracts to contractors in exchange for more than $200,000 in kickbacks and first-class trips to Hawaii, Jamaica and Las Vegas.

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What is it with these fine leaders of Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Camden, Newark etc??? It can't have anything to do with their political party, can it?

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Not a lot, no. Nagin was a Republican most of his adult life, so if you want to argue he learned how to be a crook that way have at it.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-01-29 11:23 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#1 I didn't know whether to go with NW of Funny.

You just poured some kerosene in Jest's coffee.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-29 11:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

ha ha...you two are really something.

when we find out what, I"ll let you know.. aha aha ha ha ha ha

this man's ignorance knows no party....

#3 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-01-29 11:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

" It can't have anything to do with their political party, can it?"

Oh, Bob McDonell is a Dem?
Christie is a Dem?

#4 | Posted by danni at 2014-01-29 12:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Nagin was a Republican most of his adult life,..."

...and as soon as he switched parties and became a mayor he became corrupted. Is that what you're saying, Doc. Were those other mayors republicans before they switched and became mayors too.

#5 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-01-29 01:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Oh, Bob McDonell is a Dem?"

No...but it might be interesting to see that one unfold. If the charges just deal with not disclosing "gifts," that might could be stretched far enough to even include people like Menendez of NJ, right?

"Christie is a Dem?"

Did I miss something? Christie has been indicted?

#6 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-01-29 01:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

this man's ignorance knows no party....
#3 | Posted by afkabl2

...While yours knows no bounds.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-01-29 02:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

#7 Well that is a little harsh, his ignorance is limited to his own party. They can do no wrong in his eyes.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2014-01-29 04:44 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Well that is a little harsh"

Good point - I'll give Aflak one thing: he can still smile. A twisted smile, to be sure, but a smile nonetheless.

#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-01-29 04:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

9: True, he takes most criticism with good humor--or just doesn't see it or acknowledge it. The former I like. Hell, in general, I like Afk.

#10 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-01-29 07:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Get it right -- Another Lib National Hero.

#11 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-01-29 11:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Another National Hero Goes Down"

Damn, Jest! Thought it was another salacious toe-tapper article.

#12 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-30 02:25 AM | Reply | Flag:

every time i hear about New Orleans i think of THE SHOCK DOCTRINE (Naomi Klein).

'cept i wouldn't doubt Katrina was steered into
the Big Easy by HAARP (yeah, that's a stretch).
It WAS eaten up by disaster capitalists, though.

i marched in an anti~Iraq~war parade with Cindy Sheehan, coincidentally wore my tie~dye
shirt that matched the movement's color & showed up with a bouquet of white roses,
presenting 2 to Cindy when she came & hugged me (i'd sorta inadvertently crashed the
stage LiH) before her speech~~and the name of her bus was The White Rose.
Katrina hit that day, damn it!

#13 | Posted by kenx at 2014-01-30 09:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

We need extremely harsh penalties for those in public office who betray that office for personal financial gain.

It's not just the monetary crime, but the crime of removing trust in our elected officials, once that is gone so is our democracy.

String em up, no matter what party affiliation.

#14 | Posted by drewl at 2014-01-30 09:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

Our country is drowning in corruption. New Orleans and New York are leading the decent.

#15 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-01-30 09:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Not a lot, no. Nagin was a Republican most of his adult life, so if you want to argue he learned how to be a crook that way have at it.

#1 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

Switching to a Democrat when he started seeking office, I suppose he new which side of the bread gets buttered.

#16 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-01-30 10:19 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Nagin was a Republican most of his adult life, so if you want to argue he learned how to be a crook that way have at it.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis

But dok..................... he switched to the DS party.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-01-30 10:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

Oh, Bob McDonell is a Dem?
Christie is a Dem?

#4 | Posted by danni

I couldn't even name all the crooks that came from the daly chicago machine. Let's start with the 'lier-in-chief' and work our way down from there.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-01-30 10:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

"the DS party"

?

I'm sure that designation's associated with some long-running fantasy that plays on an endless loop inside your noggin. Lemma take a wile guess: "Socalist," as you would have it?

"I suppose he new which side of the bread gets buttere..."

In politics, both sides of all the bread gets buttered. Positively slathered with the stuff.

#19 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-01-30 10:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

String em up, no matter what party affiliation.

#14 | Posted by drewl

I'm with you on that.

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-01-30 10:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is obviously Bush's fault.

#21 | Posted by justanoversight at 2014-01-30 11:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

Damn, why didn't I think of that? Bush made him change to dem and become corrupt. That rotten Bush. The stuff you learn on this site is amazing.

#22 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-01-30 11:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

When an american politician is indicted for corruption it means that the fascisti wants that person gone. They are ALL corrupt. That way they can be removed at the fascistis will; just pull the evidence out of the drawer.

#23 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-01-30 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

-They are ALL corrupt.

Simple sayings for simple minds.

www.drudge.com

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-30 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

You are obfuscating.

Don't waste my time.

#25 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-01-30 12:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

#25

rofl!

Simple likes black and white. Gray is just so... demanding of thought.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-30 12:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

the discussion about which party is the more corrupt is exactly what the powers that be want the electorate to continue to debate while they continue to rent our elected officials. this is nothing new but i think that more people are becoming aware of how pervasive it really is, affecting every aspect of or lives.
i had to spend some time in el reno, oklahoma in part of '81, '82 and part of '83 as a guest of the feds.
in the minimum security camp they had 65 oklahoma county commissioners locked up for soliciting, and accepting, bribes. there were other facilities that
had more of these guys locked up. the feds had busted every commish in the state. it started by a contractor thinking they were digging the plow in a little deep in their request for a voluntary contribution too whatever that particular commish thought would be appropriate. could be a free parking lot asphalt job for the local church or maybe just plain old cash. i talked to a lot of these guys and they were a hoot. they shouldn't be in here with people that were criminals! they were church deacons ,school board members
many many business owners and if you know anything about rural states you'll know that basically to get that job in the 1st place you have to have standing in the community. every single one whined and cried about how they weren't doing anything that hadn't always been done. if they were from a county that adjoined another state they would tell you that they were doing nothing that wasn't done in the next state too. at the age of 67 i truly have come to believe that the 18th century french had it figured out.

#27 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2014-01-30 12:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

And a windbag to boot.

Enjoy being ignored.

#28 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-01-30 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Lynch him!!

#29 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-01-30 01:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Based on incarceration rates Nagin should be happy - he most likely will be put into a "chocolate" prison.

#30 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-01-30 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Wasn't he a black Democrat?

#31 | Posted by Donald at 2014-01-30 10:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Nagin was a Republican most of his adult life

Until he ran for office and had to put forth is policies. You dems will do everything you can to run from this. Nagin is no different than D.C.'s mayor and mayor's in Chicago.
You actually think a Republican would make the "chocolate city" comment?

Yea, these corrupt Dems have something in common, but I would get a dump if I said what it was..

#32 | Posted by boaz at 2014-01-31 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder why #16 cant get a NW flag? It must not be flattering of the democrat party.

#33 | Posted by boaz at 2014-01-31 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

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