Category Archives: JC & Me

JC III pulled knife on mom; mom pulled pistol on him

John Conyers III is no stranger to police reports of his knife-wielding. Sixteen years before the recent episode in which the elder son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. reportedly injured his girl friend in a fight involving a … Continue reading

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Conyers and Free Press amnesia

By Joel Thurtell On November 22, 2017, the Detroit Free Press demanded that U.S. Rep John Conyers resign because of allegations of sexual misconduct and a possibly illegal payoff to the woman who complained. That date — November 22 — … Continue reading

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Will Dems smell Conyers’ stink?

By Joel Thurtell Suddenly, Democrats are embarrassed that the longest serving member of their caucus and of the US House of Representatives, Democrat John Conyers, is the latest high profile male to be caught in a sexual harassment scandal. What’s … Continue reading

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The Newt & The Con

By Joel Thurtell Bottom line, what’s the difference, speaking ethically now, between Newt “The Newter” Gingrich and John “The Con” Conyers? First, I need to own up to having a bias. Rather, I have two biases. I think The Newter … Continue reading

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Whistleblowin’ Nan

By Joel Thurtell Why is House minority Leader Nancy Pelosi choosing this time to blow the ethics whistle on Newt Gingrich? That’s a no-brainer. It’s election year, and Newt looks like a potent candidate to challenge President Obama. So the … Continue reading

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‘What Nancy Pelosi knows’

By Joel Thurtell Mitt Romney wants to know ‘what Nancy Pelosi knows’ about ethics violations by Newt Gingrich when he was Speaker of the House. I’d settle for knowing what Nancy knows about her fellow Democrat, John “The Con” Conyers. … Continue reading

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Congresswoman puzzled: If Conyers doesn’t stink, why do I?

By Joel Thurtell U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson wonders why she has to obey rules that other members have gotten away with breaking. Richardson, a California Democrat, named a Michigan congressman as a previous flagrant offender who got off scot-free. Richardson … Continue reading

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That you, DeWayne?

By Joel Thurtell It’s been light years since I thought about the crook, DeWayne Boyd. Boyd, or maybe a Boyd impersonator, posted this comment on JOTR: With your help…Six yrs was taken from my life for fraudulent political gamesmanship…. Its … Continue reading

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Conyers vs. Dingell?

By Joel Thurtell If Republican mapmakers pit the longest-serving U.S. representative, John Dingell, against the second-longest-serving rep, John Conyers (both Democrats) in a new congressional district that includes liberal Ann Arbor, the fur is gonna fly. I’ll be watching for … Continue reading

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JC shocked, shocked at son’s behavior

By Joel Thurtell U.S Rep. John Conyers says he’s sorry his son misused a congressional car. The congressman wants to reimburse the government for his son’s bad behavior. Ain’t that sweet? Congressman Conyers actually concedes there might be something wrong … Continue reading

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