Thought that this deserved a mention. 18 years, the judge says of his scheming to defraud the state pension system (among other things): “Based on a review of the record, a short prison term would demean your conduct.” Some days I wonder what the FBI gets done given all of the cooperating Republican witnesses they have to deal with these days.
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At least they are being kept busy from enforcing the god awful intrusion into people private lives known as 2257. That was Generalisimo Gonzales’ prime directive and thankfully it has been failing on all fronts. Unfortunately it has disrupted the lives and businesses of several people along the way.
Thanks for Ohio, Tom!
Couldn’t have done it without you.
Sounds like the judge was pissed. Good.
It sounded like he knew somebody who’d lost money in that pension scam.
One minor quibble it was the State Worker’s Comp Fund, not a pension fund.
That being said, I hope he serves all of it. The arrogance this guy showed was unbelievable but typical of today’s GOP.
Yeesh, talk about your shoddy reporting–“a prominent rare-coin dealer and Republican fund raiser” doesn’t quite cover it. I rather like Wikipedia‘s lead-in, though: ‘an Ohio Republican party fundraiser and activist, guilty of money laundering for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and of theft and corruption in the “Coingate” scandal’…
One minor quibble it was the State Worker’s Comp Fund, not a pension fund.
Noted, I stand corrected.
I realize this is off-topic, but are we going to be talking about Ku Klux Kramer today? Or do we need to take a day to proces it all?
I started this in July of last year – it’s time to term limit US Senate, US House and SCOTUS – Patriotic volunteers are welcome ~~ Cathy
I can’t wait to see what Noe ends up revealing about the Ohio GOP. Despite nearly all the involved Republicans voted out of office a couple of weeks ago, I’ve heard rumors of many shoes about to drop.
Apparently Noe’s wife has some incriminating videotape or something… Although about a year ago the rumor was that she was involved in some election-related chicanery… Who knows what to believe, although I’ve got an idea: It’s all true
Seems to be more right than wrong what with the Republican conviction rate rising. Perhaps we need a new “scale” – call it the Republican Conviction Index. You could check it each day to see whether or not a conviction was likely to be handed down.
It can be based on the Kelvin scale where zero is only theoretical.
How about Fox pulling the plug on OJ? Or did you guys see that Faux News, is, I shit you not, planning on airing a news parody/satire show?
Tack on the two years three months for the other charge and Mr. Noe gets to spend two decades behind bars. I do love a happy ending.
Words to make the hair stand on end. I’m standing by with bleach for my eyes. Just in case.
At least the Republicans have a plan to get incarcerated for 18 years.
What’s the democrats plan to get us into prison? Hmmm?
Bill O’Reilly already has a gig there.
The Other Steve
30 years ago we would have taken his kind out back behind the chemical shed and shot them.
With stuff like this on the internet, who needs porn?
Bill tries too hard. He’s like Dane Cook, with all that shouting to make up for the lack of jokes. No, for true comedy you have to watch Hannity and Colmes.
I don’t know who gave Hannity those smarm lessons, but they’re brilliant. He reminds me of this one Mormon kid I knew in high school. And then Colmes’ performances… well, they get old, since they’re so blatantly inspired by the second half of A Clockwork Orange, you know, when Alex goes catatonic at the first sign of confrontation and lets people beat the crap out of him. But, hey, there’s worse things to emulate than Kubrick.
Like when that one dude, Karl something, does his “redneck Himmler” impression…
He was like a circa 1991 Ice Cube, dropping n-bombs like they’re going out of style. Apparently his Kavorka wasn’t working too well.
Speak for yourself.
Yeah, I remember hearing about that election stuff too…
So let me see if I can get this straight: Fox News, which is normally a parody of the news, will also be airing a comedy show. Does that mean they’ll be doing straight news for a change?
You know, I don’t know how much energy I can expend thinking that Ohio was “stolen” – but I do know that we need to end the whole BS patchwork of election systems, the voter suppression, the electronic machines that don’t work and don’t leave paper trails.
For the life of me I can’t understand why there isn’t a bipartisan effort to just do what works (paper ballots, vote by mail, optical scan)… oh yeah, that’s right, one side isn’t interested in making sure people can vote.
Yes, even prematurely ruling out the concept of the deliberate ‘theft’ of an election still leaves open the possibility that enough votes still weren’t counted for whatever reason to call into question the legitimacy of both the presumptive victor and our electoral system itself. The concept of ‘spoilage‘ is a good example of this at work:
Didn’t you know? Wikipedia is a big leftist conspiracy, according to some folks at RedState. They’re quite perturbed that the moonbats have been taking over Wiki and are somehow blocking the truthful, right-wing contributions to the site.
He’ll be OK. He’s going to take all of the money he makes at the prison laundry and invest in rare cigarettes.
People guilty of official corruption should get severe sentences. I say this in a completely non-partisan way–I’m glad Noe went down and hope sone-to-be-ex-Congressman Jefferson does as well. There needs to be a bright shining line between right and wrong in politics, with actual pubishment for crossing the line.
It seems almost absurd to be voicing these sentiments, but the reluctance of the political class to call a spade a spade over the past few years has been highly dispiriting. “Right” now means “what you can get away with,” and “Wrong” now means “anything that causes you to lose and election and/or embarrass your party.” It’s shameful.
I wonder what will happen with the prison system being flooded with Republicans: you think they’ll organize themselves into gangs for protection, to compete against the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia, the Crips and Bloods, and so forth? What would the call themselves?
The GOP. Why change what works?
The whole Tom Noe story is strictly Inside Baseball stuff. You think the voters in Ohio care about millions of dollars embezzled from a state pension fund? And what about all the money Clinton embezzled from that Ohio state pension fund?
RSA (aka RZA) & Perry Como,
I kinda like Nu Con Clan.
As in “Nu Con Clan ain’t nuttin to fuck wit”
Yup, it’s just like Youtube and the Malkinites; they are brave warriors for truth combating the massive conspiracy on the intertrons!
Does embezzle mean “get a BJ” but in Latin or something? That’s fancy talk, I don’t understand.
jcricket – I think that’s “bezzled”…maybe, but it might not be real “Latin”…maybe some form of political-pig-latin. Let’s see, “I just got bezzled last night”. That sounds about right, I think. So “embezzled” may refer to the “suckee” here. So Clinton, for instance, would have been the “bezzled” and Monica the “embezzler” in their relationship.
Thanks Tax Analyst. I went to an elite liberal college in one of the decadent enclaves on the coasts, but they don’t teach Latin there (since Latin is the language of the white oppressors). I was too busy learning about mounting 5th columns to get the nuances of coital verb conjugations.
Judging by RedState’s banning of a conservative poster who connected the word theocrat to the Republicans that believe America is a Christian nation and separation of church and state is a myth, I suspect that next is a war on the dictionary is next.
So now we have polling people, compiling historical records and using words as defined in a dictionary – all activities with well known liberal biases!
Be alert. Stay vigilant. Victory is ours.