Does anybody out there remember when US Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) spit on Paul Wellstone’s freshly dug grave and said these words:

To be very blunt and God watch over Paul’s soul, I am a 99 percent improvement over Paul Wellstone,” Coleman said in a front-page story published in Roll Call. “Just about on every issue.

Well, I seriously doubt that Paul Wellstone had a Sugar Daddy named Nasser Kazeminy. Kazeminy loves Norm. Like the GOP loves Governor Palin with $4,000 clothing allowances to make her look “pretty”; Kazeminy gives Norm Coleman big shopping sprees to buy him new suits at Neiman Marcus, flies the Coleman Clan to the Bahamas on his private jet and personally leaves little mints on the Colemans’ pillow every night.

(Please Note: I was going to say that Kazeminy personally lights the Colemans’ cigarettes immediately after their “whoopee time”, but I didn’t want to be too…Ummm “Obtuse”. This is a “family friendly” site for God’s Sakes..)

Now if you’re not quite sure what’s going on with this story, I can help. Nothing like a little help from a Fruit Fly when everybody else can’t tell you jack-shit.

Nasser Kazeminy is the CEO of mega-corp NJK Holdings in Houston. According to the Huffington Post, Kazeminy gave $1,300 to Norm Coleman in the first Quarter of 2007, and in the 4th Quarter, $10,000 to the Minnesota GOP.

Paul McKim is the CEO of a company called DMT, Deep Marine Technologies. Kazeminy is the controlling stockholder for DMT and feels it is his duty to give money to the Coleman’s paltry salary income as a US Senator by forcing McKim to send money to a Minneapolis based insurance company Hays Companies, Lauri Coleman’s (US Senator Norm Coleman’s wife) employer.

This is where McKim and Kazeminy get all “testeroni” with each other and McKim points out that he’s the CEO of DMT and that leaves Kazeminy out of the decision making process. Kazeminy thinks that as DMT’s controlling shareholder, that makes McKim his personal tool-job and threatens to have him fired if he doesn’t “help the poor destitute Coleman Clan”. This is where The Nation magazine comes in – They obtained the original lawsuit filed last Monday:

In March 2007, Kazeminy began ordering the payment of corporate funds to companies and individuals who tendered no goods or services to DMT for the states purpose of trying to financially assist United States Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota. In March 2007, Kazeminy telephoned B.J. Thomas, then DMT’s Chief Financial Officer. In that conversation, Kazeminy told Mr. Thomas that “US Senators don’t make [expletive deleted]” and that he was going to find a way to get money to Coleman and wanted to utilize DMT in the process…Kazeminy told Mr. McKim that he [Kazeminy] would make sure there was paperwork to make it appear as though the payments were made in connection with the legitimate transations, explaining further that Senator Coleman’s wife, Laurie, worked for the Hays Companies, an insurance broker in Minneapolis, and that the payments could be made to Hays for insurance. When Mr. McKim made further objections, Kazeminy repeatedly threatened to fire Mr. McKim, telling him “this is my company” and that he and Thomas had better follow his orders in paying Hays. Subsequently, Kazeminy caused Hays to produce a document entitled “Disclosure of Service Fees” which purported to legitimize the basis of the payments to be made to Hays by DMT.

According to the lawsuit, Laurie Coleman received three $25,000 payments under the alleged “invoice” called “Disclosure of Service Fees”.

…So, will we soon have another six years of Norm Coleman taking money from other Sugar Daddies until he looks just like Alaska’s Senator Ted Stevens?! Oh…wait, that parallel has already been spotted. More on that in a minute.

The lawsuit goes on:

Kazeminy informed McKim and Thomas that Hays would funnel the money from DMT to Senator Coleman through the payment of compensation, to his wife, Laurie, and that there was nothing to worry about. Laurie Coleman never provided any type of services or products to DMT. Furthermore, at no time has Hays been licensed to broker insurance in the State of Texas.

Read the break-down of the entire lawsuit here, courtesy of the Minnesota Independent.

Harpers Magazine recently wrote that Kazeminy and Coleman are extremely close:

Coleman also has a close relationship with Minnesota businessman Nasser Kazeminy, a big donor to the G.O.P. and to Coleman. In 2005, the senator and his daughter jetted down to the Bahamas on a private plane owned by Kazeminy, a trip valued at $3,960. In 2004, he and his wife flew to Paris on Kazeminy’s plane, a $2,870 value.

Laurie Coleman is apparently the Little Darling at her work at Hays Companies in Minneapolis.

Meanwhile, the senator’s own wife, Laurie Coleman, is employed by Minneapolis-based Hays Companies, according to his latest personal financial disclosure form. The Hays Companies offers clients advice on risk management, commercial insurance, and employee benefits. The firm’s executives, their spouses and employees provided Coleman with $20,700 in campaign contributions between 2002 and 2006.

It’s not clear why a risk management firm would require the services of Laurie Coleman, an aspiring actress and the inventor of the “Blo & Go,” a hands-free hair drying device (“The whole key to this is the suction,” she has explained of her product’s utility.) Coleman’s financial disclosure form doesn’t list his wife’s job description or salary. LeRoy Coleman, the senator’s spokesman, declined to elaborate; the firm did not reply to a request for comment.

Nice to see the Coleman’s have surrounded themselves with people who share in the true “American Family Values” crowd!

Kazeminy has been swimming in Minnesota politics for a long while. An old City Pages article from 2002 discusses Kazeminy’s involvement with Minnesota Republicans here.

Atypical for Coleman, he filed a Defemation lawsuit against Minnesota’s DFL Senator Al Franken. Such lawsuits are considered frivolous by the courts and are routinely thrown out. But, Norm Coleman files them as a diversion from the subject hoping enough people will feel sorry for him rather than see him as the weasel he really is: This lawsuit against Franken marks the fourth one Coleman has filed throughout his political career.
Screaming and hollering at Franken hasn’t taken grip because there’s nothing to see. Coleman decided to withdraw the defamation suit.

Now all of this information is what’s floating out there in MSM. Turn the page, Baby and catch up with this:

Yesterday, November 1st, 2008, a new lawsuit has been filed in Delaware against Coleman’s Kazeminy!!

A second lawsuit has been filed against Sen. Norm Coleman’s supporter Nasser Kazeminy, accusing him of using a Texas company to funnel secret cash to the senator’s wife, Laurie.

The Coleman campaign says both suits are part of an Al Franken-inspired smear campaign designed to destroy his reputation. The Franken camp says it has nothing to do with the litigation.

This second lawsuit simply adds Paul McKim in an additional suit against Kazeminy:

Both actions allege that Kazeminy told executives at Deep Marine that he wanted to provide financial assistance to the Colemans through an insurance consulting arrangement between Deep Marine and Hays Companies. But the second suit cites a “confidential source.” The lawsuit alleges “gross misuse” of corporate funds at Deep Marine by Kazeminy, who controls a majority share of stock.

The complaint contains a section of allegations related to “improper payments to Sen. Norman Coleman’s wife.” But in a new wrinkle, Deep Marine’s former CEO, McKim, is named as a co-defendant with Kazeminy and several other individuals who were in positions of authority at the company.

Instead of blaming Al Franken for this second lawsuit, Coleman’s campaign manager, Cullen Sheehan blames the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (of course!!) Coleman’s Clan whines:

Coleman’s campaign manager, Cullen Sheehan, said Friday night that the suits are “baseless and false claims … being used to influence the outcome of the election.”

Sheehan also said that the Star Tribune, by reporting on the lawsuits, “is actively participating in the destruction of the reputation of Sen. Coleman and his wife.”


You see, don’t you?! Republicans never take responsibility for their own misdeeds. It’s simply not in their DNA!

So, do you still think Norm Coleman has been “99% better than Paul Wellstone”?

Hey Brodkorb! You wanna stop whining about all of this “Seven-Degress of Separation” bullshit about Al Franken? You’re going to pull your freaking hair out trying to unravel “Thirty-Nine Degrees of Separation” once you’ve analyzed this second lawsuit! Actually, watching your tiny head explode while you’re on Fox News (again) trying to defend these disgusting Republicans, might be the fun and entertainment I’m actually looking forward to!

Stay tuned for more updates on this new Republican debacle. Together with Ted Stevens’ (R-AK) help, Norm Coleman will give us the filibuster-proof majority in the United States Senate!!

by Fruit F. Fly

Extra Amusement Credit:

Watch Norm Coleman run his ass-off trying to get away from the press. You just want to yell at him: “Hey Norm! What did Al Franken do to get you to spend all of that campaign donated money claiming he had something to do with it! If he did…Then what was it?!”

Watch Cullen Sheehan, Norm Coleman’s campaign manager bungle up a press briefing on the topic. It’s three and a half minutes of hilarity while Sheehan has his worst Bad-Hair Day ever saying over and over: “Uhhh…The Senator has reported he has ever received.

Laurie Coleman’s interviewin’ about her “Blo and Glo” invention can be heard here. It’s hysterical…truly. About as much fun as countin’ the number of times Sarah Palin can drop the letter “G” from every word ending in “ing”. …Goin’ strong, don’t cha know!

News Geeks are giggling at Mark Leon Goldberg’s latest in the UN Dispatch who’s ruefully wishing UN Secretary General Kofi Annan fly to Minneapolis and demand Norm Coleman’s resignation. The pun is based on GW Bush appointed John Bolton’s complaint who wished Norm Coleman did to Annan three years ago. Kofi Annan had to defend himself against Norm Coleman about money laundering schemes that included his own son. Laurie Coleman becomes the sacrificial lamb in version 2.0.

Update: I was critiqued (quite politely) by another blogger for spelling Kazeminy’s name incorrectly. I corrected the errors of my writings and I hope all is well in the world… Also in the Land of Oz, on the third moon of Endor as well in the micro bacterial terrain on the inside of my boxer shorts.

Tar-Babies, The GOP, and Tim Pawlenty

MeQ: What’s wrong with being a Republican?

A: When your worst polling cadidate says stupid stuff like “tar baby“while you’re in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Read on:

The Republican presidential candidate responded, “I’m sorry to disappoint you, I am not going to overturn divorce court decisions. That’s why we have courts and that’s why people go to court and get a divorce. If I as President of the United States said this decision has to be overturned without the proper appeals process then I would be disturbing our entire system of government… For me to stand here before all these people and say that I’m going declare divorces invalid because someone feels that they weren’t treated fairly in court, we are getting into a, uh, uh, tar baby of enormous proportions.”

The underline was all me. Could you tell? There’s even a video of him using the “mecaca” term if you have the time.

Tim PawlentyTim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota, is currently in Iowa stumping for John McCain. No worries though: He isn’t paying any attention to any of us up here in Minnesota anyway.

Browns Valley, MN is a tiny town in the South Dakota border and it was flooded last Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, our Republican Governor was still in Iowa stumping for the “tar-baby” candidate Sen John McCain. Pawlenty was good though! I mean, he did take the time out to call into our CBS affiliate WCCO to let all of us here in Minnesota know that he could handle the multi-tasking very well.

Pawlenty was in Iowa Thursday campaigning for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, but he told Minnesota Public Radio that he was in contact with Browns Valley officials and planned his trip according to the community’s needs.

nelson muntzThe right-wingers though, are pissed off that the DFL would even criticize Pawlenty for his negligence.

Michael Brodkorb finishes his blog entry by saying:

“The Minnesota DFL should be ashamed. “

The “Amazing FruitFly” says: “Yo, dude.. if your boyee is putting his political aspirations above the rest of us here in Minnesota, he’s going to get yelled at by the DFL. Convince me you wouldn’t be screaming the same story if Mike Hatch was in Iowa stumping for a Democrat while Minnesotans were loosing their homes to flooding and an entire village was wiped out!”

Stewpid hypocrite.

Pawlenty is also useless on the Federal level. Minnesota Public Radio pointed out that Pawlenty has his doubts that the residents of the town would qualify for any federal aide for rebuilding their homes. He has to think about it and then complained about how many old people lived in the town.

Pawlenty says the state may be able to offer local residents low interest loans to fix up their flooded homes. But but because of the large number of elderly residents in the small town, Pawlenty says the state may need to offer some residents emergency housing or grants to repair their homes.

And we’ve got this guy for how many years now?! Maybe we should all hope McCain will kidnap Pawlenty and we’ll all rest easier.