Category Archives: JC & Me

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 Gingirch 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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Who’s corrupt?

By Joel Thurtell A retired newspaper reporter was fuming about John and Monica Conyers. How could John Conyers, the Detroit congressman, not have known his wife was awash in bribe money while she was a member of the City Council? … Continue reading

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Diary of JC

Dear Diary: Thirty-seven months! Wowee! What can I do with 37 months? Ask me what I CAN’T do with three years and a month. No more Monny to bother me. Darn that judge, though. He could have put her out … Continue reading

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At last, peace and quiet for JC

By Joel Thurtell No question why Monica Conyers flunked the Michigan bar exam four times. The wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Democrat of Detroit, misbehaved so badly March 10, 2010 in U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn’s courtroom that you’d … Continue reading

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