Jun
20

Special Report, FBI Killed Franklin Scandal Investigator from Wayne Madsen Report

From Wayne Madsen Report
June 20-22, 2014 – SPECIAL REPORT. FBI killed Franklin scandal investigator

WMR can exclusively report that it was the Federal Bureau of Investigation that placed a bomb on the private airplane that killed state of Nebraska chief investigator Gary Caradori and his 6-year old son “AJ” on July 11, 1990. Caradori had been hired by the Nebraska unicameral legislature to investigate allegations that a number of Nebraska youth had been sexually abused and transported over state lines in a scandal centered around the Franklin Credit Union, headed by rising GOP African-American star Lawrence King.

A very knowledgeable source involved with what became known as the “Franklin Scandal” told WMR that Caradori flew to Chicago ostensibly to attend the All Star game on July 10 at Wrigley Field. In reality, the trip to the game was a cover for Caradori to meet with a source who handed him photographs that proved that Nebraskan children, some from the famed Boy’s Town orphanage, were being used for the sexual gratification of important political leaders in Washington, including Vice President and President George H W Bush.

Caradori phoned his wife and another investigator shortly before the All-Star game and told them the same thing: “I got what I came after. I got ‘em by the balls. I’ve got pictures. I will take them to the game and bring them back to Nebraska.”

When Caradori began to follow the money behind the Franklin scandal, he discovered two things: the Franklin Credit Union was being used by the White House and CIA to launder money for the Iran-contra affair and King and his associates were given a free ride to sexually traffic in and molest children, including many procured from Boy’s Town.

One of those implicated in the Franklin scandal was Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam Pierce. At the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, King held a $1 million reception for Pierce. However, King’s salary at the time was $14,000 a year and the actual cost of the reception was $300,000. The difference, $700,000, went into a slush fund that was laundered by the Franklin Credit Union for various “activities” sponsored by the CIA and White House.

On July 11, Caradori took off in his private plane from Chicago en route to Nebraska. Witnesses on the ground said they saw a flash in the sky followed by an explosion. Initial news reports stated that Caradori’s aircraft exploded in flight and then crashed. However, subsequent news reports were altered and claimed the aircraft exploded upon impact with the ground. Caradori and his son were killed in the crash. The local Sheriff’s office reported that scattered in the wreckage were child pornographic photographs. The FBI arrived and began systematically removing the photographs, debris, and Caradori’s briefcase. Meanwhile, FBI agents in Lincoln, Nebraska entered Caradori’s office and seized his files. Another FBI agent showed up at the office of a Nebraska state official investigating the Franklin case and demanded he turn over his files. The state official told the FBI agent to “get the hell out.”

The Bush White House immediately began covering up the Franklin scandal and put pressure on the remaining Nebraska state investigators. The FBI used the Kansas City mob to intimidate high-level witnesses and investigators of the Franklin scandal. One of the lead investigators also told WMR, “the FBI killed Caradori . . . they put the bomb on his airplane.”

An attempt to hire former CIA director William Colby to lead a state of Nebraska investigation of the Franklin scandal failed in a legislative committee 4 to 3 vote. Instead, the committee appointed attorney Kirk Naylor as its chief investigator. A major figure involved in investigating Franklin told WMR that Naylor was the most incompetent person the committee could have found to lead the investigation. Colby was a Vietnam War colleague of Nebraska state Senator John De Camp, one of major investigators of the Franklin scandal. Colby reportedly was ready to expose the CIA’s own involvement in the use of child prostitutes for the purposes of political and diplomatic blackmail. Colby died in a suspicious canoeing accident on the Chesapeake Bay on April 27, 1996.

Monsignor Robert Hupp, the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Omaha, a former Navy chaplain, and, in 1976, the first-ever clergy member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, had reported in the early 1970s to his bishop that there was sexual abuse at Boy’s Town that even involved a priest murdering a boy. Hupp was later named the head of Boy’s Town, ostensibly to keep him quiet. Hupp was in charge of Boy’s Town until the late 1980s, when the Franklin scandal first hit the front pages. Eventually, even after stepping down as the head of the orphanage, Hupp was forced to leave Boy’s Town altogether. WMR has learned that in 2003 a longtime supporter of Boy’s Town allowed Hupp to move into his cabin in Mausten, Wisconsin after being forced to leave the facilities at Boy’s Town. A reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, a newspaper owned by Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett and which always had a skeptical view of the Franklin scandal, volunteered to drive Hupp to Wisconsin. Upon arriving at the cabin, the reporter prepared dinner for Hupp. The retired monsignor who broke the Catholic Church’s silence on its role in the Franklin scandal, died in his sleep that same night.

The iconic Washington Times front page that capped off the Franklin scandal’s sporadic and spotty news coverage.

Anyone who believes the Franklin Scandal and Cover-up is over and done with would be dead wrong. On January 20, 2012, Carol Stitt, the 29-year director of the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, an individual who aggressively protected foster care children in Nebraska from sexual perverts and other undesirable foster parents, was dismissed by her own board of directors. The 11-member board had been stacked by loyalists of Republican Governor Dave Heineman whose goal it was to oust Stitt. As with the constant intimidation of witnesses involved in Franklin, Stitt also found herself investigated by the federal government’s Office of Special Counsel for allegedly violating the Hatch Act by attending a 2006 political campaign rally for Republican and football coach legend Tom Osborne. Although Stitt, a state employee, would not normally be subject to the rarely-enforced Hatch Act that bans political activity by federal employees, Stitt’s Foster Care Review Board received funds from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The HHS’s initial complaint against Stitt, which arose from her attendance at the 2006 Osborne rally, began when current GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse was serving as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS. From 1996 to 1998, Sasse was one of four tutors/proctors for the U.S. House of Representatives page program. During this time frame, a number of House pages complained of sexual harassment from GOP House members. Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Mark Foley (R-FL) were later named as principal harassers of underage male pages. WMR has also learned from a member of the Sasse family that physical and psychological abuse have been rampant in the Sasse family. Senate candidate Sasse, who helped the John Ashcroft Justice Department draw up torture policy along with the CIAm is a home-schooler whose religious beliefs are based on neo-Calvinist fundamentalist Christian Dominionism.

Sasse faces two opponents after coming from the political wilderness to defeat better known and financed GOP candidates in the primary. David Domina, a trial lawyer, is Sasse’s lackluster Democratic opponent, while Dan Buhrdorf is mounting a spirited independent challenge under the Tax Wall Street Party banner.

May
30

Guest Opinion By Brian Crowell

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Title: The Crisis of the NBAPA; Is Adam Silver Poised to Take The NBAPA’s Lunch?

 

By Brian Crowell; Member NEA and AFT Teachers Union

 

Much praise was given to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in wake of the Donald Sterling Controversy. Silver gave an almost “Baptist church” like speech shouting out NBA names such as “Sweet Water Clifton” and “Magic Johnson” to try to win over consent of a mostly black NBA League. Sure Adam, I heard the salient points but “Sweet Water Clifton” is a bit much. I think you were more concerned that players would boycott the playoff game and still be allowed their full paychecks under Title 7 Protection.

 

After all Donald Sterling essentially said he didn’t want certain African Americans at his games, which to me a historian sounds like blacks not allowed to sit in lunch counters, or ride in the front of the bus. 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, nothing has changed for rank and file African Americans if anything, things have become worse. Just look at the Unemployment and Incarceration numbers for blacks and the concept paints a bleak picture. No, the Crisis is in the NBAPA goes much deeper into what Silver didn’t say, and what he wants in the upcoming CBA if either side opts out of the deal.

 

Lets begin with issue number 1. Salary Cap. Yes Adam Silver wants a “hard cap” on player salaries limiting the amount players can earn for their labor in the NBA. In a capitalist system it sounds like sacrilege for Silver to suggest such a thing. If Robert Downey Jr. Can earn up to $50 million dollars for “The Avengers” then why can’t Lebron James Earn $40 Million for an entire NBA Season? (Don’t get me wrong I love Iron Man, but Lebron gets me off my couch with his nasty 1 hand tomahawk dunks). Baseball does just find without a salary cap, and there’s no evidence to suggest that a salary cap increases “competition” between the teams. (See footnotes). In professional sports its a known fact that whoever gets the best players, coaches, training staff and management will win an abundance of the glory. The conservative Supreme Court would never suggest limiting profits for Microsoft or Google, I doubt they would decide to do so to limit NBA Player Salaries. Isn’t price manipulation “illegal” under Anti Trust Law? ( See Footnotes). No, Silver’s assertion to impose a hard cap is the same economic racism we see in the NFL and frankly the players should take a stand now and stop it. When is the last time a fan bought a ticket to see Donald Sterling shoot a 3 pointer?

 

To continue on issue number 2. Age minimum for NBA Players. Let me be clear some of the best NBA Players never went to college. Let’s name a few Kevin Garnett, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant. That’s a pretty awesome list. So what’s behind this policy? Well that’s obvious; Silver is trying to give a bone to his friends at the NCAA so they can lock in their players at slave non wages for an extra year. (Full disclosure my wife is white I have nothing against any culture or creed), however to ignore the fact that black athletes create enormous wealth for Universities (who are majority white) would be naive, dishonest and obtuse. It must be said: black athletes create billions of dollars for college and universities. In the context of the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit for players to be compensated for their likeness I hope this concept hits home for NBA Players.

 

For Silver to take away a players right to earn a living, to secure a few more billions for his friends at the NCAA is not only exploitation I could also call it something else. Hey Adam what happened to “Sweet Water Clifton” and “Magic Johnson”? I guess that only applies when players are starting to recognize their own power and boycott games under Title 7 Protection. Message to Chris Paul: Wake up Chris players need to start saving their money now and get ready for the impending labor fight which could come as early as 2016.

 

Issue number 3. The union itself. One could ask how does ownership get away with all of these anti player and anti labor policies? Well that answer is rooted in the structure of the union itself. For readers who don’t know if you’re in a union, management is exempt from all Anti Trust Law. This is why the NFL and NBA had to decertify and become a “trade association” so they could get possible relief in the courts. The question should be asked in the context of the NBA Owners licking their chops to take more of the player’s lunch: should the NBAPA decertify and become a permanent NBA Trade Association. After all their trade is basketball and as an association they could get relief in the courts that they can’t currently get in collectively bargained contracts. (I am a member of 2 unions and have served as a rep, but this concept needs to be explored further).

 

Issue number 4. Leadership. It’s no accident that the players can’t find a new Executive Director to represent them. Kevin Johnson is serving as a stand in but something tells me that KJ wants to be Chair of the DNC or Governor of California. The NBA Players need someone skilled in Federal Anti Trust Litigation. The reason the owners can impose conditions on players who generate all the money is because the owners can skirt the anti trust issue, while claiming they are bargaining in good faith. Its a bait and switch tactic unfortunately the players seem to keep falling for it. Wake up players, go back and talk to Oscar Robinson and Bill Russell. Become more socially conscious. If any player saw how Coach Mark Jackson was treated the message is clear. Players are expendable commodities. Lacob basically told Stephen Curry “I don’t care what you think boy” you belong to me until your contract is up. The Plantation is still alive and well not only in rank and file jobs in America, but also in the NBA. Will the players learn anything from the lockout and stop being exploited? Only time will tell.

 

Footnotes:

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/5/23/5744512/nba-draft-age-minimum-players-union-rookie-contracts

http://mweb.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24350073/no-baseball-still-doesnt-need-a-salary-cap

papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2437445

http://screenrant.com/robert-downey-jr-avengers-salary-50-million-niall-172173/

 

Apr
21

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Apr
21

Roseanne Barr to Host New Series on Extreme Helicopter Moms

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From New York Post

Roseanne Barr wants everyone to listen up.

The outspoken comedian — known for voicing her opinion on topics from George Zimmerman to Kim Kardashian’s latest selfie — will now take on motherhood as host of a new Investigation Discovery series “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.”

The show spotlights stories of mothers who will do anything in order for their children to succeed — from the soccer mom who stalks, threatens and attacks her son’s coach to the theater mom who takes auditions into her own hands.

Tabloid news stories like the “Texas Cheerleader Mom” Wanda Holloway — who attempted to hire a hitman to kill the mother of her daughter’s junior high school cheerleading rival — will be recounted in the typical ID style through re-enactments, with Barr offering her commentary.

Though still in pre-production, the plan is to premiere the half-hour “Momsters” episodes later this year.

Barr was already a huge fan of the network (favorites shows include the Jerry Springer-hosted “Tabloid,” “Wives With Knives” and “Who the Bleep Did I Marry”) and says the “Momsters” topic is right up her alley because it allows her to take bad moms to task — which she already does without the forum of a TV show.

“I like to correct people when I don’t think they’re doing good mother things in public,” Barr tells The Post, recounting how she chastised a woman in the park on Tuesday who was pushing a kid in a stroller who had bare feet in 40-degree weather.

“It’s weird what people do and how everyone ignores it,” she says. “So this [show] is like let’s not ignore this for a while.”

Before “Momsters,” Barr will next be seen in the PBS series “Pioneers of Television” on April 15, talking about her journey from stand-up to the groundbreaking sitcom “Roseanne,” which she says is even more influential now because a second life in syndication has brought it a new generation of fans.

She’s also been cast as a judge — alongside Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters — in NBC’s revival of “Last Comic Standing,” premiering May 22 with host JB Smoove. The job’s few weeks of shooting was perfect for balancing her life in Hawaii, while getting Barr back to her comedic roots.

“I’m a stand-up comic — [I] just [wanted] to get back around that and see what new comics are doing so I can steal their material,” she deadpans.

As for what the comedians and viewers can expect from her judging style?

“Losing my temper and swearing at people occasionally because they think they’re smarter than me. That makes me mad,” she says. “That’s the same thing on the ID channel, too. Who do these people think they’re kidding? They should all be listening to me more, in my opinion.”

Apr
11

Adjudication in the The Case of the Pope: Global Child Trafficking and Murder

From Kevin Annett

The International Common Law Court of Justice – Criminal Trial Division, Brussels

 

Adjudication in the The Case of the Pope: Global Child Trafficking and Murder

Public Information Bulletin No. 2: An Update from the Citizen Prosecutor’s Office

lThursday, April 10, 2014 GMT

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE

Summary:

The common law trial in absentia of the three top officials of the Vatican and the Church of England – Jorge Bergoglio, Adolfo Pachon and Justin Welby – began last Monday, April 7 with the opening arguments of the Citizen Prosecutor. The Court convened in closed session under tight security, presided by five Magistrates and a complete Court room staff, along with twenty seven sworn Jury members.

The Prosecutor has spent the past three days presenting affidavits or videotaped statements from sixteen (16) witnesses from Canada, the United States of America, England and Holland. These witnesses’ statements and evidence address the complicity of the Defendants or their agents in the sexual and financial trafficking and the ritual rape, torture and murder of children in these countries.

The Prosecution will be calling upon the first of these witnesses to be present in Court for examination and questioning commencing the week of Monday, April 14, when the Special Assistant to the Prosecutor, Reverend Kevin Annett, will also be present in Court to give testimony and assistance.

Here are some details from the Prosecution’s case evidence:

  1. The Prosecution’s evidence falls into three categories: Institutional Genocide, Child Sacrifice and Ritual Killing, and Child Trafficking. Each of these will be addressed by the witnesses and corroborating material.

  2. The sixteen witnesses in this first round of evidence have direct, firsthand experience and knowledge of the role of the Defendants and their agents in all of these crimes, including in the so-called NINTH CIRCLE child sacrificial cult. Besides participants in this cult and survivors of government experimental programs, these witnesses include former officials of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, retired and serving policemen, indigenous elders, a retired senior politician from England, an operative of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), and a former civil servant in the Argentine military junta.

  3. The Prosecution has also received an affidavit from Rev. Kevin Annett, ITCCS Field Secretary, that connects his own victimization by church and state in Canada with his discovery of the activity of NINTH CIRCLE members at Indian residential schools across Canada, and with the continued murder of indigenous women and children by this Circle on the west coast of Canada. Rev. Annett will appear in Court next week, sometime after April 14, to be examined by the Prosecution and present further evidence.

  4. Former NINTH CIRCLE participants whose evidence was presented in Court last Tuesday, April 8 testify that Cree Indians in northern Canada are being continually targeted by the Circle for torture and murder because of the valuable uranium resources on their lands which are coveted by the United States military and corporations associated with the NINTH CIRCLE and their adherents within both the American and Canadian governments. The names of prominent Canadian and American politicians and corporate officials who engage in these Circle ritual killings have been named in Court and entered into the evidence record.

  5. The NINTH CIRCLE began at least three centuries ago in the Vatican but has expanded to embrace local satanic child sacrifice cults across Europe and the Americas. Thanks to Catholic pressure, the Circle affiliated strongly with Nazi cultic groups that had close ties with the Waffen S.S. during the 1930′s and ’40′s, including the so-called KNIGHTS OF DARKNESS, whose members included former Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger. Many of these members continued their murderous acts against children after World War Two, especially in Canada. Testimony was received from the sole survivor of a Knights of Darkness cult at the former Royal Canadian Air Force Base known as Lincoln Park in Calgary, Alberta. The Witness observed the ritual torture and killing of twenty abducted children by a former SS doctor and three other “Knights” working under cover as Canadian military personnel, between the years 1956 and 1958. Records of the SS doctor codenamed “Major Bob Armstrong” (SS number “091374 SS“) have been confirmed by Canadian government documents obtained by the Court from a former official of the Canadian Military Intelligence Agency, the NIS.

  6. Other witnesses to NINTH CIRCLE cults confirm the presence of British Royal Family members MOUNTBATTEN and PRINCE PHILIP at these child sacrifices, whose presence was concealed by defendant WELBY. Jesuit officers including defendants PACHON and BERGOGLIO were also present at the same rituals at Carnarvon Castle in Wales and at an undisclosed French Chateau, during the 1980′s and 1990′s. Similar sacrifices were conducted at Catholic and Anglican Indian residential schools in Kamloops, British Columbia and Brantford, Ontario during the 1960′s and earlier, according to statements from living and deceased indigenous eyewitnesses.

      7. A massive child trafficking network operating through official Roman Catholic adoption, “planned parenthood” and   foster care agencies was  described by a witness with inside knowledge of this network and its coordination through a special office at the Vatican. This office siphons children into NINTH CIRCLE cultic activity and child sexual trafficking networks around the world, according to another witness, a former employee of the Curia in Rome.

     8. An eyewitness to the personal involvement of Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, in such child trafficking in Argentina during the reign of the military Junta has presented his affidavit to the Court. He is a former civil servant with the Junta and is in protected custody in Spain. He will appear before the Court to corroborate his statement.

Further evidence of the Prosecution will be disclosed in upcoming bulletins, and according to the decisions of the Court Magistrates.


Issued by the Public Information Agency of The Citizen Prosecutor’s Office of the Court.
Brussels
10 April, 2014
www.iclcj.com 

Apr
03

Attempt to Enforce Citizen Arrest Warrant against Queen Elizabeth II in Rome

Notification from the Sheriff’s Office of the Rome branch of The International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ)
3 April, 2014, 6 pm GMT


Internal Communique
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Today, two duly appointed sheriffs of our Office attempted to enforce the standing Citizen Arrest Warrant (ICLCJ Court Order No. 02252013-004, Dated 4 March, 2013) against Elizabeth Windsor aka Queen Elizabeth II during her presence in Rome, and bring her into custody as a convicted felon and a fugitive from justice.

Their report is filed with our Office, and reads as follows:

“I, Domingo Santori, accompanied by Carlo Freschi, attempted to apprehend Elizabeth Windsor and place her under arrest as a convicted criminal, in accordance with the Brussels Court Order of March 4, 2013.

“At about 11:50 am today Rome time we approached the reported site of her meeting with President Napolitano at the Presidential Palace in Rome and discovered from a Palace official that the meeting had been moved to an undisclosed location. The lack of any security at the Palace that day seemed to confirm his statement. We then intended to apprehend Windsor later when she met with Pope Francis at the Domus Sanctae Marthae near to the Vatican.                .

“Upon reaching the Domus at 1:05 pm, we were met by a sizable security force consisting of members of the National Police but no members of Vatican Security, which was highly unusual. It is our impression that the National Police knew of our intention and were waiting for us.

“We presented the Arrest Warrant to the Captain in charge of the National Police and informed him of our intent to enforce the Court Order and asked for his assistance in this legal procedure. The Captain would not agree to do so and refused to identify himself. He told us we would be placed under arrest if we tried to perform the arrest or “threaten the Pope” in any way. Several policemen then seized our video camera and roughly escorted us from the area. Our camera was not returned to us. We have lodged a formal complaint with the National Police.

“It is clear to us that the Italian government is actively colluding in protecting the convicted criminal Elizabeth Windsor. We recommend that greater force be employed by us in the future and that we rely on better intelligence on the movements of those to be arrested or served. We also ask the Court to issue a formal note of protest to the Italian government for its actions today and that the Court attempt to deputize local police forces to help us.

“On a final note of interest, we were told by one of the policemen at the Domus who assaulted us that ‘You guys are just wasting your time anyway, Il Papa (the Pope) isn’t even in there.’ We are not convinced that the alleged meetings between Elizabeth Windsor and the Pope and the President actually took place in the manner described in the world media. The absence of any Vatican Security at the Domus that day was noticeable and unusual, since it is considered Vatican property.

“We have also noted the cover story being circulated in the world media today that Pope Francis met with Elizabeth Windsor at the Vatican. We know this to be false and that their actual meeting occurred in an undisclosed location after they initially met at the Domus, which is the so-called ‘Pope’s’ private residence.”

Signed, D. Santori and counter signed by C. Freschi,

International Common Law Court Sheriffs, Rome Office of the Court

6 pm GMT

April 3, 2013

Issued by ITCCS Central and the International Common Law Court of Justice

 

 

 

Mar
29

Kesha Rogers sounds off on Obama, backlash from TX Dems

Posted: Mar 28, 2014 4:29 PM PDT Updated: Mar 28, 2014 4:29 PM PDT

By: Shaun Rabb

Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/25104749/kesha-rogers-sounds-off-on-obama-backlash-from-tx-dems#ixzz2xPPljysd

Kesha Rogers, who calls herself a LaRouche Democrat, is in a runoff to take on U.S. Senator John Cornyn, but the Democratic Party doesn’t want her.

Democrats have been mounting a campaign against Rogers, saying she doesn’t stand for what the party believes in.

But Rogers says Texas Democrats are making a mistake pushing against her campaign for U.S. Senate.

“When you have the one of the representatives, Marc Veasey, who comes out and says that his primary goal is to stop Kesha Rogers, that’s his mission and you’re a Congress member?” said Rogers. “But the key thing right now, we have to impeach this president. He has been in violation of the Constitution.”

“You have consistently called for crusting Wall Street and impeaching the president,” said FOX 4′s Shaun Rabb. “Tell us why.”

“You have a president who is about to lead us into an extinction war, thermonuclear war on behalf of the British and Wall Street financial interest, and nobody’s taking that up,” said Rogers.

“The target is Russia,” said Rogers. “The target is China, and that’s what you’re dealing with right now, and the reason that’s happening is because the whole financial system is bankrupt, so the financial interests of Wall Street and the City of London, that’s the only recourse that they have right now is to go for war.”

“And you’re saying that President Obama is moving at the direction of the British,” said Rabb.

“Yes, he supports that,” said Rogers.

Rogers is in the May 27 runoff against Dr. David Alameel for the Democratic Senate nomination.

Alameel was set to interview with FOX 4, but his manager called and said they were in San Antonio. When they realized FOX 4 is in Dallas, they said they could not make the interview.

“This guy will not debate me,” said Rogers. “If he’s really qualified to lead this state and lead this nation, tell him to come to the table. Bring forth the debate, bring forth the issues.”

“Should you beat him, do you think the Democrat Party in Texas will get behind your campaign against the incumbent, Senator Cornyn?” said Rabb.

“If they don’t then that’s gonna be the downfall of the Democratic Party,” said Rogers.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/25104749/kesha-rogers-sounds-off-on-obama-backlash-from-tx-dems#ixzz2xPP3Y0x2

Mar
26

Last Comic Standing

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Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters make up the new judging panel, with J.B. Smoove hosting the 13-episode revamp premiering May 22.

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NBC’s revived comedy competition Last Comic Standing has unveiled its new host and judges.

J.B. Smoove will take the reins as host of the eighth season 13-episode revamp, with celebrity judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayansand Russell Peters.

The new effort, executive produced by Wanda Sykes,Page Hurwitz and Javier Winnik, will launch with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 22 from 9-11 p.m., with Last Comic airing in its regular Thursdays at 10 p.m. starting the following week.

“We are ready to bring back the funny with this relaunch of Last Comic Standing, and can’t wait to discover the next great stand-up,” said Paul Telegdy, president alternative and late night programming, NBC Entertainment. “With Keenen, Roseanne and Russell set as our new judges, J.B. as host and Wanda, Page and Javier at the helm, there will be plenty of laughter all summer.”

Part of the grand prize on Last Comic includes an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted project to be developed by sister studio Universal Television.

Last Comic‘s return to television comes after a three-year absence on NBC’s schedule. A regular summer staple, previous hosts for the competition series had included Jay Mohr,Anthony ClarkBill BellamyFearne Cotton and Craig Robinson