Daily Archives: December 6, 2008

Democrat, ‘Cold Cash’ Jefferson Defeated By Republican

Matthew Hinton / The Times-Picayune

CBS News is calling the race between indicted Democrat Representative from Louisiana, William Jefferson and politcal newcomer, Anh “Joseph” Cao, a Republican Vietnamese-American, for Cao.

Democrat Jefferson was indicted after he was discovered to be hiding $90,000 in bribe money in his freezer. Democrat Jefferson was also reported to have diverted a Military rescue crew to his home during rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina, to retreive personal items of his.

Even though under indictment, Democrat Party leadership allowed Democrat Jefferson to retain his seat in the House of Representatives.

The election of Cao, in a predominant African-American Democrat stronghold, denies Democrat Jefferson a tenth term in the United States House of Representatives. Cao is the first Vietnamese-American that will serve in Congress.

CBS News earlier reported that Democrat Jefferson is likely to face trial on the “16-count indictment charging him with taking bribes, laundering money and misusing his congressional office for business dealings in Africa.”

One crooked Democrat gone, several more hopefully to follow.

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Light Rail Art

h/t Zero

What is this? It’s a fence. It’s art. It could be worse. It could be those heads/sculptures of disturbed people going in at the commuter line rail in WashCo.

From the Tri Met web site:

Division Street Light Rail Station, Portland, OR

A 500′ long sculptural “fence” will create a vibrant presence at a light rail station along the I-205 freeway. The sculpture will be visible from many perspectives: an overpass, three lanes of highway traffic, rail passengers, and a pedestrian/bike trail. From different perspectives the fence line will shift from solid to transparent.

Materials: vinyl-clad fencing fabric, steel

Commissioning Agency: Tri Met

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