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They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 10:07AM
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 10:10AM
All my comments require the use of prohibited expletives.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 10:26AM
I particularly like this:

An investigation - separate from his own investigation - is ongoing, Russell said. He would not provide any additional details as to what agency is investigating the Senate or what the investigation is about, but he said the investigation is the reason he changed his tactics.

"I modified it because I know law," Russell said.

He would not clarify what that meant.

"I'm changing it to suit the circumstances. I know what I'm doing," he said.

Russell said the press conference most likely would be held next week.


Moron thinks he knows law.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 10:44AM
Now what guilty senator would consent to have their name revealed? Is this stupid or what? The ship of fools sails on. Or are we the real fools here to put up with this BS.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 10:52AM
I just had a thought... Russell probably changed his tune when he found out he was on the list.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 12:42PM
Unfortunately we elected to put the "fox(s) into the hen house"...only option now is to kill all the chickens and the fox(s) will leave!
Only a full revolt of the chickens will cause farmer Uncle Sam to come to the hen house to clear out the problem.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 01:39PM
It would be evident to say that this lack of transparency is widespread amongst a significant portion of our elected officials. I have tried to view the report at the DOI IG website- but only found the public "sanitized" version.

I am relatively positive that the FOIA would grant easy access to the full document- it needs to be diseminated soonest. I fear that a lot of our "elected leaders" are going to feel the brunt of their indiscretions in November- we should ALL remember what's happening here and voted a significant amount of them out.

My thought is to wait until May/June and fill out a FOIA request for this, as well as the WAPA audits and forward them to significant news agencies for wide distribution- just in time for the November elections...

My fear now is- that WAPA has stopped paying into GERS (or so the news stories recount) and this is begining to become an untenable situation. All these "runaway factions" need to be brought in line with the common good of the people- things are progressively getting worse, and all we are hearing is lip service.

By the way, while I support WTE initiatives, I DO NOT SUPPORT the methods and type of contracts that our government has entreated- I think that the Territory can much better representation as well as financial return- which should be credited towards things like the LEAC....

In closing, I feel that the current method of "transparency" being displayed by the Senate is an arrogant, self serving, whitewash of a severely critical report which if released in it's unaltered form, would bring down the legislative house as we know it. It's wrong. It needs to be dealt with accordingly at the polling station. We need to start voting with past records in mind, not what was served at the fish fry....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2012 01:41PM by DaChief.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 03:53PM
Da Chief for governor!
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 04:26PM
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captpete
Unfortunately we elected to put the "fox(s) into the hen house"...only option now is to kill all the chickens and the fox(s) will leave!
Only a full revolt of the chickens will cause farmer Uncle Sam to come to the hen house to clear out the problem.

Very accurately stated captpete. Mr Russell is the "head fox" in the hen house. Just because he's got a law degree from some university doesn't necessarily mean "he knows the law". The chickens who voted him back into the senate after he lost his senate seat for 1 term, is proof there's a lot of confused smiley chickens who are voting.

Jumbie-STX
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 18, 2012 11:45PM
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captpete
Unfortunately we elected to put the "fox(s) into the hen house"...only option now is to kill all the chickens and the fox(s) will leave!
Only a full revolt of the chickens will cause farmer Uncle Sam to come to the hen house to clear out the problem.
the question in my mind has always been...was ronnie ever LEGALLY elected or another example of election fraud??
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 22, 2012 09:19AM
I second onthespot!

I don't know who you are DaChief, but you always have very informative, fact based posts which I learn a lot from and enjoy reading! Please continue to enlighten us.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 22, 2012 02:54PM
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Jumbie
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captpete
Unfortunately we elected to put the "fox(s) into the hen house"...only option now is to kill all the chickens and the fox(s) will leave!
Only a full revolt of the chickens will cause farmer Uncle Sam to come to the hen house to clear out the problem.

Very accurately stated captpete. Mr Russell is the "head fox" in the hen house. Just because he's got a law degree from some university doesn't necessarily mean "he knows the law". The chickens who voted him back into the senate after he lost his senate seat for 1 term, is proof there's a lot of confused smiley chickens who are voting.

Jumbie-STX

Amen. As a lawyer on STX for many, many years who has run up against Mr. Russell on numerous occasions, I can honestly say he is an embarrassment to both the Bar and the Legislature.
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 23, 2012 10:04AM
Thanks for the votes of confidence- I am right now contemplating running for Senator- have some backing- need to see where it will fit in with my career, family and other....I have ran before for different offices- had a decent showing but didn't win obviously...
Re: They have nothing to hide, right?
February 23, 2012 10:16AM
Chief, why not run for Governor? There are a lot of us that would back you up. You have the education, experience and what seems like solid common sense.

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