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Devious Air Force Aca. Grad.-FAA Chief Dan Elwell-most notorious Mass Murderer in U.S.-346 people
GPS for Air Travel Came With Big Downsides: Noise, Then Lawsuits-New York Times 11/18/2019
FAA Chief Dan Elwell-I murdered 346 people on 2 Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes-I deserve the death penalty
FAA Official. I murdered 346 people on two Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes. I deserve the death penalty.
Ali Bahrami-Corruption pays at the FAA. Others involved nixing report of Boeing QA corruption
I Will Never Let Boeing Forget Her---RALPH NADER speaking about his niece Samya Stumo
I was a lobbyist for more than 6 years. I quit. My conscience could not take it anymore.
Horseface Horse Face Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI 11th District) Congressional Staff
Why aren't Boeing executives being prosecuted for the 737 Max 8 crashes
Hardcore Hero John James ready to tackle Mass Murderer Gary Peters for 2020 Michigan Senate Seat
2009-2019...These organizations spent the most trying to influence government policy.
These four top level FAA management people knowingly murdered 346 people.
Democratic lawmakers question FAA decisions on Boeing safety issues
Serving in Congress was never intended to be a career occupation
Families confront Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Capitol Hill with photos of 737 MAX crash victims
Citizens worldwide demanding the death penalty for top BOEING officials for 346 deaths
Citizens worldwide demanding the death penalty for top FAA officials for 346 deaths
In pictures-Gary Peters (D) Michigan's Mass Murderer and Hypocritical Senator-and his Wash DC staff
FAA Chiefs Elwell, Burleson, Amereihn, Bristol murdered 346 people. They belong in a Texas Prison.
Bo Schembechler vs Jim Harbaugh
FAA Chief Daniel K. Elwell murdered 346 people. He will love his Orange Prison Jumpsuit.
'I could never live with myself' Parents of Boeing 737 Max victim on why they fight for Daughter
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council complicit with FAA Great Lakes Mass Murder MacPherson
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council complicit with FAA Great Lakes Mass Murder MacPherson
Des Plaines Mayor Matthew Bogusz/Council complicit with FAA's Mass Murder MacPherson
Mass Murder MacPherson Mass Murder Drouet Mass Murder Mowery-Schalk think it is a big joke
Des Plaines, Ill. Disgraced Mayor and Aldermen Complicit with City's FAA Mass Murder Suspects
Des Plaines, Ill. Disgraced Mayor and Aldermen Complicit with City's FAA Mass Murder Suspects
FAA Illinois Mass Murder Suspects-Directors Rebecca MacPherson, Christina Drouet, Schalk on loose
FAA Des Plaines Mass Murder Suspects-Directors Rebecca MacPherson, Christina Drouet, Schalk on loose
FAA's Chief Operating Officer, Teri L Bristol, should be at the top of the FBI's most wanted list.
FAA Des Plaines-Mass Murder Suspects: Great Lakes Directors Rebecca MacPherson and Christina Drouet
FAA's 68 Top Level Mgmt. Mass Murder Suspects walking the streets of D.C./Virginia. 346 people dead
FAA Des Plaines/Oak Park Mass Murder Suspects and the streets of Chicagoland. 346 people dead
FAA's Disgraced Rebecca MacPherson's middle finger salute to Bensenville, Wood Dale, DuPage, Ill.
FAA's Disgraced Rebecca MacPherson's middle finger salute to Bensenville, Wood Dale, DuPage, Ill.
A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787's Guts
New York Congressman Steve Israel calls the FAA the "Federal Arrogance Administration."
Cook County, Ill. Mass Murderers FAA's Rebecca MacPherson/Christina Drouet still on the loose
Why are the FAA's Rebecca MacPherson/Christina Drouet walking free on the streets of Chicagoland?
Boeing Faces At Least 35 Lawsuits Over Its 737 MAX 8 Aircraft Crashes
Boeing reportedly kept the FAA in the dark about big changes it made to the 737 Max's flight-control
In Pics.-Cook County, Ill. Comm Complicit in FAA's Rebecca MacPherson Corruption/Prostitution Scam
New lawsuit alleges conspiracy between Boeing, FAA in Max crashes
Cook County, Ill Commissioners Complicit in FAA Des Plaines/Oak Park Corruption/Prostitution Scam
FAA's Disgraced Rebecca MacPherson's middle finger salute to Bensenville, Wood Dale, DuPage, Ill.
FAA's Disgraced Rebecca B. MacPherson's middle finger salute to Bensenville, Wood Dale, DuPage, Ill.
FAA's Disgraced Christina Drouet's middle finger salute to Bensenville, Wood Dale, DuPage, Ill.
FAA Disgraced Prostitute Rebecca MacPherson and her Des Plaines, Illinois Prostitution ring
FAA (Great Lakes) Rebecca MacPherson and her admiration for Adolph Hitler's management style
City of LA Suing FAA Over Changes to Flight Patterns Over Mid-City, Central LA, June 24, 2019
FAA's Disgraced Christina Kochanski Drouet and the women of Hitler.
FAA's Disgraced Chrisina Kochanski Drouet and the women of Hitler
FAA's Disgraced Rebecca MacPherson and the women of Hitler.
FAA's Disgraced Susan Mowery-Schalk and the women of Hitler
FAA's Rebecca MaPherson is the perfect German female Hitler was trying to create.
Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA) mistresses of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering, Speer
Charles Manson family members-FAA's Susan Mowery-Schalk, Rebecca MacPherson, Christina Drouet
Charles Manson family members-FAA's Christina Drouet, Rebecca MacPherson, Susan Mowery-Schalk
Charles Manson family members-FAA's Rebecca MacPherson, Christina Drouet, Susan Mowery-Schalk
691 Northwestern U. grads linked to FAA/Christina Drouet/Rebecca MacPherson prostitution
Disgraced FAA Prostitute Madame-Rebecca MacPherson and her $1000/day Illinois Prostitutes
Christina Drouet is the FAA Great Lakes Face of EVIL and CORRUPTION- Federal ARROGANCE Admin
Disgraced FAA Prostitute Madame-Rebecca MacPherson and her $1000/day Illinois Prostitutes
Disgraced FAA Prostitute Madame-Christina Kochanski Drouet and her $1000/day Illinois Prostitutes
Disgraced FAA Prostitute Madame-Christina Kochanski Drouet-and her Great Lakes House of Prostitution
Disgraced Prostitute Christina Drouet: Top Earning FAA Illinois Prostitute Des Plaines $187,283
Disgraced Martha Drouet is Horse's Ass-Christina Kochanski Drouet is a Horse's Ass-Fed ARROGANCE Adm
Disgraced Prostitute Susan Mowery-Schalk:Top Earning FAA Illinois Prostitute Des Plaines, $192,362
Disgraced HorseFace Horse Face Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI 11th District) Congressional Staff
The difference between Disgraced Horseface Haley Stevens (D-MI 11th District) and a prostitute is..
Ashley Bristol is Horse's Ass-Teri Lynn Bristol is a Horse's Ass-Federal ARROGANCE Adm
In Pictures-65 FAA Top Management Characters responsible for killing 346 people in Boeing 737 MAX.
Kirk Shaffer is a Horse's Ass and a Damn Hypocrite-Federal ARROGANCE Administration FAA-Wash D.C.
Susan Mowery-Schalk is a Horse's ASS-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA) Des Plaines, Ill.
Christina Drouet is the FAA Great Lakes Face of EVIL and CORRUPTION- Federal ARROGANCE Admin
Terry Michmerhuizen is a Horse' s Ass (Rhino Division) Western Mich Univ Asso Professor of Aviation
Christina Kochanski Drouet is a Horse's Ass-Federal ARROGANCE Administration FAA-Des Plaines, Ill
Christina Kochanski Drouet is a Horse's Ass-Federal ARROGANCE Administration FAA-Des Plaines, Ill
Terry Michmerhuizen is a Horse' s Ass (Rhino Division) Western Mich Univ Asso Professor of Aviation1
Peter F. Dumont is a Horse's ASS-Air Traffic Controller Association https://www.atca.org/directors
Teri Lynn Bristol is a Horse's Ass-Federal ARROGANCE Administration FAA-Washington D.C.
In Pictures-FAA Female Faces of EVIL and CORRUPTION-Federal Arrogance Administration
Congressional staffer's-Horse's Ass-Hall of Shame for Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI)
Congressional staffer's-Horse's Ass-Hall of Shame for Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI)
Michael Tash is a Horse's Ass-Congressional staffer for Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI)
Susan Mowery-Schalk-Pictures-FAA Female Face of EVIL and CORRUPTION-Federal Arrogance Administration
Rebecca MacPherson-Pictures-FAA Female Face of EVIL and CORRUPTION-Federal Arrogance Administration
In Pictures-FAA Romulus, Michigan Faces of EVIL and CORRUPTION
In Pictures-FAA Female Faces of EVIL and CORRUPTION-Federal Arrogance Administration
In Pictures-Michigan's Female Face of EVIL-Stephanie Swann, Asst. Director Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA)
In Pics-Wash D.C. Wide Body FAA CEO Teri Bristol-Federal ARROGANCE Admin AND-Culture of Corruption
FAA-Illinois-Sexiest and Most Corrupt--Susan Mowery-Schalk, Keefer, Bonk, Zachas, Felkins
Michigan's Face of EVIL-John Mayfield, Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Baptist Church
Michigan's Face of EVIL-John Mayfield, Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Baptist Church
In pictures-Gary Peters-Michigan Most Corrupt Senator-and his Washington D.C. staff
Great Lake's FAA Sexiest and Most Corrupt-Federal ARROGANCE Administration, Director Sue Schalk
Michigan's Most Corrupt-John L. Mayfield-FAA Federal ARROGANCE Administration
Michigan's Sexiest Legislative Director, Sarah Reingold, U.S. House of Representatives
Michigan Corruption Inc.-In Pictures-Legislative Directors-House of Representatives
Michigan Corruption Inc.-In Pictures-U.S. House of Representative's staff in Washington D.C.
Michigan Corruption Inc.-In Pictures-Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Washington D.C. staff
Michigan Corruption Inc.-In Pictures-Sen. Gary Peters and his Washington D.C. staff
Michigan Corruption Inc.-Laura Marsh (Lackey), Sen. Gary Peters, AG Dana Nessel, John Mayfield (FAA)
Michigan Corruption Inc.-Courtney Evans, Lackey for Michigan Senator Gary Peters
Michigan Corruption Inc.-Laura Marsh, Lackey for Michigan Senator Gary Peters
Michigan Corruption Inc.-Laura Marsh (Lackey), Sen. Gary Peters, AG Dana Nessel, John Mayfield (FAA)
Michigan AG Dana Nessel looks the other way to the Corruption at John Mayfield's FAA
Michigan AG Dana Nessel turns a blind eye to the Corruption at John Mayfield's FAA
James W. Tegtmeier (FAA) condones CORRUPTION at Federal ARROGANCE Administration-1987 Luther College
Michigan AG Dana Nessel sits on her Keister while Corruption is King at John Mayfield's FAA
Robert Notigan (GSA) condones CORRUPTION at Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
Michigan's MOST CORRUPT Federal Employee-John Mayfield's Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
Illinois' MOST CORRUPT-John Mayfield's Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Community Baptist
Ohio's MOST CORRUPT-John Mayfield's Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Community Baptist
Michigan's most CORRUPT-John Mayfield's Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Community Baptist
John Mayfield's Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Community Baptist Church -The evolution of EVIL
John Mayfield's Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Community Baptist Church -The evolution of EVIL
Stephanie Swann's Fed ARROGANCE Admin (FAA), ROMULUS Community Baptist Church -The evolution of EVIL
ROMULUS Community Baptist Church, John Mayfield (Fed Arrogance Administration)-The evolution of EVIL
ROMULUS Community Baptist Church, John Mayfield (Fed Arrogance Administration)-The evolution of EVIL
DEVIOUS Dan Elwell (Federal ARROGANCE Administration) is the MOST CORRUPT MAN in Washington D.C.
ROMULUS-Corruption Capital, John Mayfield-Corruption Captain-Fed ARROGANCE-Romulus Baptist Church
Cleveland settles airport whistleblowers First Amendment-retaliation lawsuit Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
Retaliation threats by City of Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins, related to Case No. #EWB15580
ROMULUS-Corruption Capital, John Mayfield-Corruption Captain-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
There are 1,000 employees at the FAA nationwide making $187,000 or more/year. Here are the top 100
Devious FAA Director Dan Elwell-Federal ARROGANCE Administration and his Culture of Corruption
ROMULUS' John Mayfield-AUTOCRATIC Director-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
ROMULUS' John Mayfield-Detroit Director-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
The failure of FAA chief Daniel Elwell--Trump names new FAA boss with Boeing grounding as backdrop
ROMULUS, Michigan-Home to Corruption In Michigan-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
WAYNE, Michigan-Neighbor to Corruption In Romulus, Mich.-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA)
Oberlin, Ohio-Home to Corruption In Ohio-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA) Part 1
Oberlin, Ohio-Home to Corruption In Ohio-Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA) Part 2
Devious FAA Director Dan Elwell-Federal Arrogance Administration and his Culture of Corruption
Beefy FAA CEO Teri Bristol-Federal Arrogance Administration and her Culture of Corruption
Des Plaines, Illinois-Home to Corruption In Illinois-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA) Part 3
Des Plaines, Illinois-Home to Corruption In Illinois-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA) Part 2
Des Plaines, Illinois-Home to Corruption In Illinois-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA) Part 1
Des Plaines, Ill. and the Corrupt Office of the Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
FAA CEO Teri Bristol-Federal Arrogance Administration Declines to Regulate Seat Size
FAA Chief of Staff Tina Amereihn-Federal Arrogance Administration and her Culture of Corruption
FAA Director Daniel K. Elwell-Federal Arrogance Administration and his Culture of Corruption
Des Plaines, Ill.-FAA James Tegtmeier-Fed Arrogance Adm (FAA) and his quest to quash Public Opinion
Illinois AG Kwame Raoul Vs. Director Daniel K. Elwell-FAA Federal Arrogance Administration
Ohio AG Dave Yost Vs. Director Daniel K. Elwell-FAA Federal Arrogance Administration
Michigan AG Dana Nessel Vs. Director Daniel K. Elwell-FAA Federal Arrogance Administration
Photo-Des Plaines, Illinois-FAA Federal Arrogance Association Wedding of the year
Photos-Des Plaines, Ill.-Home of Great Lakes Office-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
Romulus, Michigan-Home of Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)-John Mayfield, Manager
Romulus, Michigan-Home of Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)-John Mayfield, Manager
James W. Tegtmeier (FAA) condones CORRUPTION at Federal ARROGANCE Administration-1987 Luther College
Photos-Des Plaines, Ill.-Home of Great Lakes Office-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
The Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)-Daniel Elwell and The Art of Incompetence
My nightmare dealing with Ronald Wood and Frank Arrighi Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
Dan Elwell Staff Meeting Pictures-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
Teri Bristol-Tina Amereihn Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA) February Quality Award Winners
BFF Sorority Sisters-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
Teri Bristol-Wedding Photos-Chief Operating Officer-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
Tina Amereihn-Wedding Photos-Chief of Staff-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
FAA Chief Daniel Elwell and his Cast of Characters
Des Plaines Ill. Federal ARROGANCE Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Region-Office of the Director
Great Lakes Region-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)-Office of the Director
Dan Elwell and the Keystone Cops of The Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA)
In Pictures-Federal Arrogance Administration (FAA) Problem Solving Team
The difference between talking with FAA General Attorney James William Tegtmeier and a bag of rocks
James Tegtmeier versus A bag of Rocks
What is the difference between The Cowardly Lion and Jim Keefer-FAA Great Lakes Deputy Director?
The Cowardly Lion versus James Keefer
What did we receive from Teri Lynn Bristol and her $278,426 salary and bonus for 2017? Bupkiss!
James Frank Arrighi-The Vindictive Forked-Tongued Face of the Washington D.C. FAA
Ronald W. Wood-The Vindictive Forked-Tongued Face of the Oberlin, Ohio FAA
Richard M. Kula--THE EPITOME OF ARROGANCE
Geralyn Zachas-FAA Administrative Officer in office of Susan Mowery Schalk
James Gregory Keefer--THE EPITOME OF ARROGANCE
Susan Kay Mowery-Schalk--THE EPITOME OF ARROGANCE
Susan Kay Mowery-Schalk--Federal Employee Profile
I strongly believe the FAA and Ronald Wood are guilty of violating the RICO Act
Professional football champions 1920-2017.
New York Congressman Steve Israel calls the FAA the "Federal Arrogance Administration."
FAA corruption exposing activists learn from famed Nazi hunters
Ron Wood, James Arrighi expected to feel the wrath of millions for routing planes over Milford HS
The lack of professionalism perfectly exemplified in the office of the Connecticut Attorney General
High levels of exposure to aircraft noise linked to serious physical/mental health issues
Tell Colorado senators to support amendments addressing aviation noise
Phoenix legal defeat prompts FAA to address noise concerns
Maryland asks court to urge FAA to change low flight paths near BWI because of noise
FAA tells airline passengers-We are a safety agency, not a creature comfort agency
I went out with a decibel reader, and just a normal jet flying over is 85 decibels
California Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) released a letter he sent to Dan Elwell FAA
The FAA, she added, has been "derelict in its duties" to residents
Lawmakers To Meet, Demand FAA Public Hearing On Helicopter Noise
Three cheers to the Washington Post, Paul Verchinski-Columbia, Lori Aratani (Wash Post reporter)
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-New York Employees 2017
Why are the sixty-nine top people at the FAA allowed to keep their jobs?
Request help/Contact/Request a meeting with Peters, Stabenow, Trott,
Peters, Stabenow, Trott, Tash, Evans, Danley, McPherson, Wood, Arrighi
Michigan Corruption Hall of Fame-Sen. Gary Peters (scheduler-Courtney A. Evans) Kwame Kilpatrick
Federal Highway Administration United States and Puerto Rico Employees U.S.-2017
Thanksgiving Utensils c/o Ronald W. Wood and James Frank Arrighi-
Daniel K. Elwell's FAA covers up another failure
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Maryland Employees 2017
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Delaware Employees 2017
Sky Justice National Network-The Great American Patriots of Culver City, California
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-California Employees in Year 2017
Federal Aviation Administration High Level Organization Chart (text only): November 2018
FAA Great Lakes Region Corruption starts at the top with Susan M. Schalk and Company
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Indiana Employees
November 07-08, 2018 FAA Public Input Sessions cancelled w/o warning-FAA afraid of public backlash
If private individuals like me do not stand up to the bullying tactics of FAA, who is going to?
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Metroplex Question and Answer session
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Wisconsin Employees in Year 2017
FAA Corruption starts at the top
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Virginia Employees in Year 2017
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Washington D.C. Employees in Year 2017
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Illinois Employees in Year 2017
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Ohio Employees in Year 2017
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA-Michigan Employees in Year 2017
Corruption is Rampant at the FAA
Let's love God's earth-Piano version sung and arranged by Jeremy Palmer-link to music on staff paper
Let's love God's earth-Electronic version with English Horn arranged by Jeremy Palmer
Let's love God's earth-Trumpet version by Scott McCullough
Oscar Robertson, Isaiah Thomas, Charles Barkley taking heat
God was a flip-flopper in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday night. January 17, 2016
Poor Walt Disney must be turning over in his grave
Part two-Playing the What If game in sports-Nate Thurmond
Playing the What If game in sports
Athlete and crowd behavior sickens me
ESPN is The King of Hypocrisy
"Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy." Dan Gable
Big Ten, Big Twelve and SEC non-conference opponents broken down by team.
SEC non-conference football schedule.
The Mid-American Conference plays the toughest non-conf football schedule in the country annually
2012 Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants
Worst Zoos for Elephants - Hall of Shame
What college football conferences will be most represented in the NFL playoffs on Jan. 12-13, 2013
The colleges with most reps on the four winning teams of the NFL playoffs of Jan. 05-06, 2013
What college football conferences will be most represented in the NFL games on Sun., Jan. 6, 2013
What college football conferences will be most represented in the NFL games on Sat., Jan. 5, 2013
Three Cheers for Northern Illinois University of the Mid-American Conference going to the Orange Bow
States providing the most elite level High School football prospects
High School football to National Football League success rate
2012-2013 NBA player demographics
Letter to the editor: I will NOT VOTE for Vicki Barnett in this 2012 election.
Only 10 players received grades of 90.0 or above in the 2012 NFL draft.
States providing the most quality Defensive Backs to the NFL.
States providing the most quality Offensive Guards to the NFL.
States providing the most quality Tight Ends to the NFL.
States providing the most quality Offensive Ends to the NFL.
States providing the most quality running backs to the NFL.
Would you rather have the linebackers from California, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Texas?
Colleges in the state of California produce the greatest quantity of NFL offensive tackles
In Peyton Manning's 1998 NFL draft class 243 college players were selected.
1936-2011-Notable second round draft choices-including 26 in the NFL Hall of Fame.
1936-2011 NFL First round draft choices Saints-Colts (year-round-selection)
1936-2011 NFL First round draft choices Panthers-Redskins (year-round-selection)
1936-2011 NFL First round draft choices Forty Niners-Packers (year-round-selection)
1936-2011 NFL First round draft choices Bears-Cardinals (year-round-selection)
1936-2011 NFL First round draft choices Bears-Cardinals (year-round-selection)
Edmond Azadian-The Profile of Parliamentary Elections in Armenia (part 2 of 2)
Edmond Azadian-The Profile of Parliamentary Elections in Armenia (part 1 of 2)
Rita Dilanian-The latest tasteless act by the city of Farmington Hills Michigan
Martha Kouyoumdjian Mekaelian-Christmas-Some things Should Never be compromised.
Forbes Magazine names Farmington Hills (with Troy and Warren) 10th most miserable city in America
George Sarkisian-These colleges will be represented by the Patriots/Giants in the 2012 super bowl
How many Top-100 high school football players participated in the 2012 NFL playoffs?
January 15, 2012-Who today remembers the Armenians?
George Sarkisian-12/17/11-Is the best college football played NORTH or SOUTH of Mason-Dixon line?
George Sarkisian-Dec. 11, 2011-Michigan AD is "Hypocrite of the Year" in college football
George Sarkisian-Acclaimed Film maker Hrayr Toukhanian presents 2011 Vasbouragan Society Celebration
George Sarkisian-Which team deserves to be ranked where?
George Sarkisian-Which div 1-a college football teams should be allowed to play for the championship
George Sarkisian-Week Eleven report card-2011 div 1-a college football
George Sarkisian-Penn State-It saddens all of us.
George Sarkisian-Elect Ginsberg and Kahn to Farmington Board of Education November 08, 2011
George Sarkisian-The What Ifs of the NBA draft--birth year 1936 through 1949.
George Sarkisian-The What Ifs of the NBA draft-birth years 1920s-1930s.
George Sarkisian-Part Three-2011 National Football League player demographics
George Sarkisian-Part Two-2011 National Football League player demographics
George Sarkisian-2011 National Football League player demographics
George Sarkisian-Rita Dilanian-2011 Farmington Hills endorsements
George Sarkisian-Top fund raiser, Rita Dilanian, digusted with Farmington Arts Commission
George Sarkisian-2011 div 1-a college football results--weeks one through six
George Sarkisian-Derek Jeter ends up wearing the goat horns in 2011
George Sarkisian-Home field advantage in weeks one-five of the 2011 season div 1-a college football
George Sarkisian-The Home Field advantage in 2011 div 1-a college football.
George Sarkisian-Wall of Shame results-2011 season: Weeks one and two div 1-a college football
George Sarkisian-Results-week one 2011 college football div 1-a wall of shame
George Sarkisian-THANK YOU, STEVE JOBS! Adopted by Armenians
George Sarkisian-2011 season, week 1 and 2, div 1-a college football, wall of shame
George Sarkisian-Rest in Peace-Camp Dearborn
George Sarkisian-Lack of organization in the Ohio State athletic department
George Sarkisian- Shame on all 93 div 1-a football schools playing div 1-aa opponents in 2011
George Sarkisian-Let me tell you the story of former National Football League player Greg Gaines
George Sarkisian-Letter to the Editor: Alabama and Michigan lead the 2011 Wall of Shame for div 1-a
George Sarkisian-Letter to the Editor: University of Notre Dame Mission Statement
George Sarkisian-Compare salary increases for Michigan University administrators
George Sarkisian-Dan Gable is the most accomplished sports person in the history of the USA.
George Sarkisian-Projected winners March 26-27, 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
George Sarkisian-Projected winners March 24-25, 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
George Sarkisian-hold NFL criminally responsible
George Sarkisian-suspend Mika Brzezinski
George Sarkisian-I did not watch the 2011 super bowl
George Sarkisian-boycott the super bowl
George Sarkisian-OSU's Gordon Gee stands for "Goofball"
George Sarkisian-2010 div 1-a college football wall of shame
George Sarkisian-Shame on Messers. Goodell, Selig, Stern, and Bettman:
George Sarkisian-Which side are we supposed to feel sorry for in the potential upcoming NFL lockout?
George Sarkisian-2009 NFL salaries by position
George Sarkisian-Thank God, the 2010 super bowl is over!

I was a lobbyist for more than 6 years. I quit.

My conscience couldn’t take it anymore.

“The hypocrisy from both sides is staggering.”

I was a lobbyist between 2003 and 2010 in Washington, DC. I quit in disgust. Years of legalized bribery had exposed me to the worst elements of our country’s political workings. Not even my half-million-a-year salary could outweigh my conscience.

By Jimmy Williams Updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:46am EST

Jimmy Williams is the host of DecodeDC in the Scripps Washington Bureau. He is a former MSNBC contributor and longtime Senate staffer and lobbyist.

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www.georgesarkisian.com-investigative reporter exposing the corruption in government, politics and big business.

https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/6/29/15886936/political-lobbying-lobbyist-big-money-politics

I was a lobbyist for more than 6 years. I quit. My conscience couldn’t take it anymore.

“The hypocrisy from both sides is staggering.”

By Jimmy Williams Updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:46am EST


The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. in June, 2017. Mark Wilson/Getty Images


This story is part of a group of stories called First Person
First-person essays and interviews with unique perspectives on complicated issues.


I was sitting on Nantucket with a glass of wine in hand when I realized I couldn’t stomach the job any longer.

I was a lobbyist between 2003 and 2010 in Washington, DC. I quit in disgust. Years of legalized bribery had exposed me to the worst elements of our country’s political workings. Not even my half-million-a-year salary could outweigh my conscience.

In my years as a lobbyist, I worked for the alcohol industry, for the racing car industry, and for a billionaire named Carl Icahn. I met with hundreds of Congress members advocating for the political interests of my employers and clients. Now I make my living as a journalist and host of the Decode DC podcast, where I help listeners understand the inner workings of Washington.

When I tell people I used to be a lobbyist, their ears perk up. To me, people are intrigued because it feels like a hidden world. Most Americans don’t think they’ve ever met a lobbyist or actually understand what the hell a lobbyist does. Their only association is JACK ABRAMOFF Abramoff, who served time in a federal penitentiary for, among other things, bribing members of Congress. He was a bad guy, and his actions left a bitter taste in the mouths of the body politic.

But the truth is most lobbyists are not at all like ABRAMOFF or his cronies were back in their glory days. They were the exception to the rule. Today, most lobbyists are engaged in a system of bribery but it’s the legal kind, the kind that runs rampant in the corridors of Washington. It’s a system of sycophantic elected leaders expecting a campaign cash flow, and in return, industry, interest groups, and big labor are rewarded with what they want: legislation and rules that favor their constituencies.

It’s a system that only responds to money, and after years playing and paying the game, I wanted out, fast.

Lobbying is perfectly legal — but it’s a right that gets abused

Now, before everyone gets their panties in a wad, let me be pointedly clear about something: I support lobbying and believe it’s an essential part of our constitutional right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”


Everyone in this country, from the left to the right, deserves a voice, and they should be heard loud and clear. If that means hiring a lobbyist to represent your point of view before Congress, awesomesauce. If that means you take to the streets, demand meetings and town halls with cowardly members of the House and Senate, or, better yet, run against them, I’m your biggest advocate.

But what I don’t support are Supreme Court rulings that have repeatedly told us money is an absolutely protected form of speech. A string of cases like Citizens United and others has opened the barn door to unlimited “dark money” campaign spending. Cases like Citizens gross me and most everyone else out because the result is the money in your politics becomes the voice in your politics. Americans’ right “to redress” comes at a cost, and if you don’t have the cash, chances are you’ll be ignored.

Bottom line: Those with the most money have the largest voices. Those with the least are rarely part of the process. That makes the legality of the practice of lobbying less relevant because it’s an uneven playing field.

My career in lobbying started with civil service

One doesn’t just become a lobbyist. There’s no college major or curriculum for it like studying law or medicine. Instead, you have to get a job in government. You have to become a cog in the wheel, and you have to learn the tricks of the trade, so to speak.

My career path was frankly the perfect road map to becoming a lobbyist. I started as an unpaid intern in the Senate and rose up through the ranks. Then I became the staff director for a Senate banking subcommittee and worked on important pieces of legislation like Sarbanes Oxley, put in place as an answer to Enron and its greed.

But the most important thing I did every day was to sit my ass on the floor of the Senate. I learned everything there is to know about how to make the Senate function smoothly, and, of course, the opposite: how to gum up the place so it came to a grinding halt. Both are equally effective when you’re in the business of dealmaking and getting legislation across the finish line or not.

But then something changed. The Senate became more of a place where you’d hear, “I object!” than it was a place where you’d hear, “The bill is passed.” And that’s why I got the hell out. Deals weren’t the norm. They became the exception.

So after six-plus years in the Senate, I “sold out” in 2003. I took everything I knew, every contact I’d made, every deal I’d struck in my political career and cashed in to become a good ol’ lobbyist.

I had fun at first. Unlimited expense accounts, nights out on the town, expensive bottles of wine, elaborate meals with sitting senators and Congress members — that was my life.

I attended fundraising breakfasts that led to committee hearings with the same Congress members or senators — a meeting that cost me or my political action committee a hefty $2,500 voting on the very legislation we’d talked about over bacon and eggs that morning.

Then there’d be a lunch fundraiser with a different Congress member, paid for by another $2,500 check to discuss the issues my clients cared about. Then they’d go and vote on those issues. It was an endless cycle of money trading hands for votes.

It’s a wonder members of the House and Senate actually have time to legislate when they spend so much of their damn time raising money.


Here’s how a legal “bribe” goes down in Congress

There’s always a subtleness that comes with campaign checks and public policy. But sometimes the subtlety goes away. When I was representing the wine and spirits distributors, I had scheduled a meeting with a member of the Nevada delegation. I had two of my Nevada clients with me, and we sat waiting patiently in the member’s reception area before I was summoned into his office.

I was asked to leave my clients in the lobby for the time being. When I entered his office, he stood up and shook my hand, and then asked me point blank: “Jimmy, we’ve called your PAC fundraiser on numerous occasions, and she hasn’t returned our calls. So why exactly are you here for a meeting?”

He held in front of me a call sheet with the times and dates both he and his fundraiser had called us for donations. They were highlighted in yellow. And my only response was, “I don’t know, Congressman, but I’ll take care of it.” He told me he hoped so and then said I could bring my clients into his office. They walked in, we sat down as if nothing had happened, he said he supported every one of our pertinent legislative issues, and then we all shook hands and walked out. Now this guy is no longer a member of Congress, but he supported my clients’ interest — and the legislation my clients wanted eventually passed the House and Senate and was signed into law.

How easy could an all-but-basic bribe have been, really? In a cab back to the office, I thought, “Oh, my God, did that just happen to me?” Thank God nothing quite as explicit ever happened again after that — but the winking and the nodding, that kept going and going and going.

Over the years, the work began to weigh on me. Every fundraiser was yet another legal bribe. Every committee hearing I’d look up and think, “I just bought his vote.” And every time I got a bill passed or, better yet, killed, I’d think to myself, “That wouldn’t have worked if I hadn’t bought the outcome.”

This is what I was doing Monday through Friday for basically 52 weeks of the year, excluding congressional recesses and holidays. Put yourself in my shoes. Think you could handle it? Think your bank account could handle it? Better yet, think your conscience, your morals could handle it?

Mine couldn’t. I couldn’t bear the thought of playing the game. Maybe it would’ve been better if Congress actually gave a damn about your issues, what your clients had to say. But they often don’t. All too often, they just care about the money.

After eight years of paying for meetings with politicians, I had to get out. I sat on Nantucket with the guy I was dating at the time, and we talked about how gross it all was. At that point, MSNBC had offered me a decent contract as a “talking head,” and while it was way less than what I was making as a lobbyist, I just did it.

I got out and never looked back.

This isn’t a right or left issue. It affects everyone in Washington.
Know this: Lobbyists are not bad people. They’re simply doing their jobs, and those jobs are not only legal but protected by the First Amendment. The political left loves to shit all over lobbyists, but they dial for dollars just like their Republican brethren. And as for the political right? Well, at least they make no bones about paying to play. It’s “free speech by God. The Supreme Court makes it so!”

Blah blah blah. The hypocrisy from both sides is staggering.

President after president, including Trump, has decried the influence of money and lobbyists. And they’re right on the money. But that’s their biggest problem: They all decry the money yet beg for it like they’re in some Dickens novel: “Please, sir, may I have some more?”

The problem in this country isn’t our politicians left or right. It’s the money they can’t live without. If you really want Washington to change, then you should push to get rid of money in politics. It will take a constitutional amendment or a radical shift in the makeup of the Supreme Court, but hey, we've done both before.

And stop bitching about lobbyists, for Pete's sake. Stop crapping all over them for representing you, the American people, after they leave government service.

Oh, and by the way, if you really care, do something about it. After all, you're the people, and that's whom politicians fear the most.

Jimmy Williams is the host of DecodeDC in the Scripps Washington Bureau. He is a former MSNBC contributor and longtime Senate staffer and lobbyist.

Correction: Updated to reflect the correct legislation, Sarbanes Oxley, that Williams worked on while he was in government.

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