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(CBS Chicago)   Former Illinois governor released from federal prison to halfway house to complete his sentence. No, not that one   (chicago.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2013-01-30 12:55:52 PM  
oh....joy


quick, somebody please, go out and hire a truck pick up the welcome home cake.
 
2013-01-30 12:58:01 PM  
And he's already been released from the halfway house and sent home.
 
2013-01-30 12:59:07 PM  
Maybe we should post some pictures of what he has been missing?
 
2013-01-30 01:00:54 PM  
(yes, I know hired truck really did not involve Ryan, but its an easy cheap shot at an arse)
 
2013-01-30 01:17:53 PM  
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inconsolable
 
2013-01-30 01:20:14 PM  
B-bu-but Fark IndependentsTM have assured me that only Illinois DEMOCRATS are corrupt and dirty!

This... this just destroys my whole worldview.
 
2013-01-30 01:23:19 PM  
Also, note the fact that Ryan's party affiliation is not once mentioned in the article.

So much for the whole "LIEberal mainstream MSM media only hides a scandalized politician's party ID when he's a Dem" whining.
 
2013-01-30 01:37:11 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: B-bu-but Fark IndependentsTM have assured me that only Illinois DEMOCRATS are corrupt and dirty!

This... this just destroys my whole worldview.


the_vegetarian_cannibal: Also, note the fact that Ryan's party affiliation is not once mentioned in the article.

So much for the whole "LIEberal mainstream MSM media only hides a scandalized politician's party ID when he's a Dem" whining.


When Fox News runs the story they'll fix that

"Gov. George Ryan (D)..."
 
2013-01-30 01:39:21 PM  
So they opened up the IL governor cell for whenever Quinn gets charged with whatever he gets charged with?
 
2013-01-30 01:39:58 PM  
Didn't let him attend his wife's funeral? For a non-violent crime?

Somebody really hates this guy.
 
2013-01-30 01:40:58 PM  

Saiga410: So they opened up the IL governor cell for whenever Quinn gets charged with whatever he gets charged with?


Quinn doesn't appear to be a criminal. Farking incompetent , but not a criminal.
 
2013-01-30 01:41:50 PM  
Overall, Ryan was probably a fairly good governor.  No question that he was corrupt and deserved jail.  He also promoted some fairly decent policy.

The Chinchilla Brain Cozy was profoundly stupid and completely corrupt.  He cared about nothing other than pushing himself further forward and grabbing more.

No I'm not a Republican.  Didn't vote for Ryan, did for for Brain Cozy.  Live and learn.
 
2013-01-30 01:43:49 PM  
Kind of diminishes the whole lets stop capital punishment when it came from a governor who was jailed for corruption. Gotta wonder if he is worried about innocent people being exacuted, his cronies, just threw crap out there to set up a smoke screen or really concerned about the ethics of capital punishment.
 
2013-01-30 01:45:57 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Saiga410: So they opened up the IL governor cell for whenever Quinn gets charged with whatever he gets charged with?

Quinn doesn't appear to be a criminal. Farking incompetent , but not a criminal.


Given the track record of IL governors it is only a matter of time before something comes out. But I agree he does not look like a criminal, just grossly incompetent.
 
2013-01-30 01:47:11 PM  

spongeboob: Kind of diminishes the whole lets stop capital punishment when it came from a governor who was jailed for corruption. Gotta wonder if he is worried about innocent people being exacuted, his cronies, just threw crap out there to set up a smoke screen or really concerned about the ethics of capital punishment.


Any doubts that existed about that were firmly dispelled when he trotted out a string of anti-death penalty activists to testify on his behalf at his trial.

Suspending the death penalty in Illinois was undoubtedly the right thing to do. However Ryan did it for none of the many right reasons.
 
2013-01-30 01:50:12 PM  

Saiga410: Philip Francis Queeg: Saiga410: So they opened up the IL governor cell for whenever Quinn gets charged with whatever he gets charged with?

Quinn doesn't appear to be a criminal. Farking incompetent , but not a criminal.

Given the track record of IL governors it is only a matter of time before something comes out. But I agree he does not look like a criminal, just grossly incompetent.


Quinn's always been the guy that wouldn't really play ball. Ironically that is why he ended up being Governor. He got shunted off into the most powerless, useless office in the State. No one figured that Blago would be so blatant and farking stupid in his corruption that he would be impeached, making the Lt. Governor the new Governor.
 
2013-01-30 02:33:20 PM  
His politics(R) were more like reagans(slightly to the right of centrist), good for people, but at least hes not a closet homosexual republican who loves to persecute people while getting a quick butt poke in the airport glory hole.
 
2013-01-30 05:35:37 PM  
I honestly feel bad for the guy. I mean they really screwed him and didn't even let him go to his wife's funeral. He did business how it gets done in Illinois. Don't get me wrong, he deserved to be there, just seems to be a particularly harsh deal for someone who is clearly serving time as a punitive measure, not for being dangerous.
 
2013-01-30 06:09:57 PM  

Lupine Chemist: I honestly feel bad for the guy. I mean they really screwed him and didn't even let him go to his wife's funeral. He did business how it gets done in Illinois. Don't get me wrong, he deserved to be there, just seems to be a particularly harsh deal for someone who is clearly serving time as a punitive measure, not for being dangerous.


Fark him. He broke the law, he does the time. You think some podunk accountant doing time for a white collar crime is getting out for his wife's funeral?
 
2013-01-30 07:34:32 PM  
The guy was chewed up by the Chicago political machine not because he was corrupt, but because he played for the wrong team and his team didn't like him anymore. I'm an Illinois Democrat and I never voted for him, but I think he was railroaded by partisan Democrats and not defended by Republicans because they despised him for putting a moratorium on the death penalty.
 
2013-01-30 07:43:31 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Saiga410: Philip Francis Queeg: Saiga410: So they opened up the IL governor cell for whenever Quinn gets charged with whatever he gets charged with?

Quinn doesn't appear to be a criminal. Farking incompetent , but not a criminal.

Given the track record of IL governors it is only a matter of time before something comes out. But I agree he does not look like a criminal, just grossly incompetent.

Quinn's always been the guy that wouldn't really play ball. Ironically that is why he ended up being Governor. He got shunted off into the most powerless, useless office in the State. No one figured that Blago would be so blatant and farking stupid in his corruption that he would be impeached, making the Lt. Governor the new Governor.


Yup.  I suspect that Quinn is honest, just based on how unpopular he is with pretty much everyone.  Personally, I don't mind the guy all that much.

Also, I'm completely anti-death penalty, except when it comes to cases of corrupt politicians.  Ryan and Blagojevich, and any other politicians who abuses the public trust, should swing.
 
2013-01-31 02:03:38 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Fark him. He broke the law, he does the time. You think some podunk accountant doing time for a white collar crime is getting out for his wife's funeral?


Yes, though in many/most states only if he could afford to pay for the transport and guard escort.
 
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