Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

*"So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night. We love to see you go, you schmuck!"

* (To the tune, "So Long, Farewell" from The Sound of Music)

Louisana's first family of losers. Meet...the Jefferson's.

The Washington Post reported today that Former Louisiana Congressman William J. Jefferson (D) was convicted of corruption charges today in a case that featured $90,000 in bribe money stuffed into his freezer and a legal battle over the raid of his Washington office that reached the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Jefferson, who did not testify, is the third person convicted in the investigation. His former business associates Vernon L. Jackson and Brett Pfeffer - a former congressional aide - pleaded guilty in 2006 to bribery and are serving time in prison.

Jefferson, 62, could spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge T.S. Ellis III allowed Jefferson to remain free on bond until his sentencing. Jefferson's the first and only U.S. public official to be charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act since it was enacted in 1977.

Wait....shhhhh. I'm waiting for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to start whispering "racism". Checked both Jackson's and Sharpton's websites but found nary a word.

Not so fast. I ain't done with the Jefferson family.

Seems Jefferson's not the only corrupt one in the family. Brother and political adviser, Mose Jefferson and sister Betsy Jefferson, the Orleans Parish 4th District assessor, were indicted on charges they conspired to loot more than $600,000 in taxpayer money from three charities they established to help inner-city youths. And his younger sister, Brenda, also pled guilty in a charity scam.

What a close family.

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