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Old 12-07-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Is that what his cell mate will be saying to him, while substituting a b for the v and adding a t?
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Yes he does. He tried to sell a seat.
I'm a proponent of mandatory public service of some
kind (at 12 cents an hour) versus incarceration
for non violent criminals. Costs the society much less
and has a component of productivity.
A sentence of 14 years with no eligibility of parole until
11 years 9 months, is too severe IMO and really a waste
of money.

What Blag was accused of trying to do and what he actually did are two different things.
It is not like he participated in a violent crime
such as rape, murder, or child molestation.

That's the problem with our present court system.
We have too many folks in prison that do not belong there that long.

It isn't even about Blagojevich anymore, but
rather examining sentencing times for non violent criminals with the rationale that society can't afford
all these incarcerated folks on the public dole.
I'm sure the trials came to a pretty penny at taxpayers
expense...and let's face it,
our prison system has become a lucrative "business" at the expense of the rest of us.

Blag will be given free housing, free food, entertainment (what ever that may be), security,
AND FREE health care while in prison ...
something not afforded to the middle class
law abiding citizen Joe who pays high health insurance premiums that keep going up.

What a system we have
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Blagojevich deserved this.

I don't get, though, why some of you are acting as if Illinois is your state and that he affected you personally. He didn't.

I don't agree with our country's whole "justice" system and sentencing, but for how others are treated currently, he deserved more.

Also, as much as Chicago does have the most leverage in Illinois, Chicago ≠ Illinois.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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I'm surprised. Politicians usually get away with being corrupt.

I would say at least 90% of congress and everyone in the WH belongs in prison.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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Blagojevich deserved this.

I don't get, though, why some of you are acting as if Illinois is your state and that he affected you personally. He didn't.
It's my state, and I even voted for the guy the first time around. Which I suppose accounts for how little pity I have for the length of his sentence. Reading some of the comments here reminded me, as someone said up-thread, that 14 years is longer than some murderers get, so maybe I'm not objective enough to comment on that. I will tell you, though, that I know of no one here in Illinois, Democrat or Republican, who feels he doesn't deserve the maximum they lay on him.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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Reading some of the comments here reminded me, as someone said up-thread, that 14 years is longer than some murderers get

I know of no one here in Illinois, Democrat or Republican, who feels he doesn't deserve the maximum they lay on him.
Wouldn't you rather he clean the bathrooms at the L train
stations
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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Wouldn't you rather he clean the bathrooms at the L train
stations
That would work, too.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I'm gonna give his wife a call.........she might need some company. Maybe a F-Buddy situation.

14 years.....damn. Oh well. They're not above the law.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Default Blagojevich Talk About Politcal Horse Trading

Do you believe what he's saying? Dylan Ratigan looks like he believes him.


Former Governor Rod Blagojevich on Dylan Ratigan - YouTube
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It's my state, and I even voted for the guy the first time around. Which I suppose accounts for how little pity I have for the length of his sentence. Reading some of the comments here reminded me, as someone said up-thread, that 14 years is longer than some murderers get, so maybe I'm not objective enough to comment on that. I will tell you, though, that I know of no one here in Illinois, Democrat or Republican, who feels he doesn't deserve the maximum they lay on him.
I know, I'm from Illinois too.
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