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#21 Progressive whisperer

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 09 February 2015 - 06:11 PM, said:



Selling his "him": yes, just a typo that was immediately corrected in a following comment, but to my mind sounding a bit gay - and so, inadvertently appropriate. But then I have a dirty mind.

Resistance is futile, you will be typo-ed.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:27 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 09 February 2015 - 06:23 PM, said:

Resistance is futile, you will be typo-ed.

Not true. My blood type has been A-positive all my life.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:30 PM

iPhoned then...
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:33 PM

It's actually a little sad to see this huckster holding Ray LaHood's old seat. A decent guy whose heart always seemed in the right place. But then, he's a republican of a different mold.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:49 PM

Ruh roh. Schock apparently took a little $13000 junket to a Bears-Viking game and recorded part of it as a 'software purchase' on campaign disclosures and took his entire staff for a weekend in NYC where they had no, or little, actual duties to perform.

I smell toast.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 03:54 PM

"Software Purchase" ... the "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" of illegal and sleazy luxury spending.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

Another day, another violation from 'gee, I'm not a lawyer, I sure hope I didn't break any laws' Schock. I'm sure we're all schocked at the latest.

http://www.nationalj...schock-20150312

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:07 PM

View Postindy, on 13 March 2015 - 02:02 PM, said:

Another day, another violation from 'gee, I'm not a lawyer, I sure hope I didn't break any laws' Schock. I'm sure we're all schocked at the latest.

http://www.nationalj...schock-20150312

Irrespective if HE is a lawyer, it's a pity he hasn't got access to one. Maybe in his staff, even!

Maybe he could afford the staff lawyer or the staff masseuse and didn't choose wisely.
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:12 PM

lololololol

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:23 PM

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But Schock's photographer and videographer, Jonathon Link, traveled with him on the trip, which was well-documented on Schock's Instagram account. The organization offered to pay for the costs of one staffer to accompany Schock as long as the staffer flew economy class, according to the spokesman. Another aide was originally going to come, but the organization noted they were looking for a photographer, and Schock suggested Link, with whom he has worked in the past, the spokesman said. The photos Link took were made available to both Schock and the Global Poverty Project.

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There could be some nuance to the House rules, said Stan Brand, a former House general counsel. He said the infraction seems hypertechnical and if investigated, the Ethics Committee could find that while Link was not on the payroll, he was assisting in official duties, making payment for his travel aboveboard. That his work was used by both Schock and the Global Poverty Project appears to further cloud whether there was any violation.

However appropriate a comparison with Pompeia might be ("Caesar's wife must be above suspicion," etc. etc.) and however bad the optics of this particular incident may be, I don't see it as nearly as severe an infraction as the others we've already seen from Schock. I think the possible defense outlined in the article quote above might actually work in this particular case. However, it's a little disturbing to hear a former House general counsel use the descriptive adjective "hypertechnical." Um, no, Mr. Brand, it doesn't seem hypertechnical at all. If that is a sample of the legal environment in which members of the House are enveloped, perhaps I can now better understand how so many stumble.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

Yeah, this isn't the kind of violation that's likely to get him much hot water on it's own. It's something that could be easily overlooked. Somebody paying a sitting congressman roughly a third or half again as much as is reasonable for their house is somewhat less so. It becomes a pattern that makes you wonder if it was in fact overlooked or the guy doesn't really feel bound by the rules, so he doesn't bother to learn them.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning his seat in Congress.

http://www.politico....gns-116153.html

We in Illinois sure know how to pick em.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

View Postindy, on 17 March 2015 - 01:43 PM, said:



http://www.politico....gns-116153.html

We in Illinois sure know how to pick em.

Well, you DID pick Obama, so you get some leeway.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:10 PM

I guess the question is whether or not all this will prevent him from moving into politics-adjacent fields like lobbying or punditry.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:14 PM

View PostMSheridan, on 17 March 2015 - 02:10 PM, said:

I guess the question is whether or not all this will prevent him from moving into politics-adjacent fields like lobbying or punditry.

I suspect not. Not even jail time seems to prevent that.

I'm not sure anything prevents him from re-entering politics! "A walk on the Appalachian Trail" and he'll be back.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:50 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 17 March 2015 - 02:14 PM, said:

I suspect not. Not even jail time seems to prevent that.

I'm not sure anything prevents him from re-entering politics! "A walk on the Appalachian Trail" and he'll be back.

All he has to do is announce a SSM with one of his staffers. That would do it.

Like I said (plagiarized) before: That GOP "big tent: has got to have one heck of a large closet.
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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:38 AM

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The FBI and the federal prosecutors in Illinois are investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock broke the law in accounting for campaign expenses, according to people familiar with the matter.

http://www.cnn.com/2...-investigation/

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

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" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:20 PM

Holy Rentboy, Batman! OK, this one is only a state-level gay bashing Republican lawmaker, but it appears that the GOP closet is still far from empty.

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Boehning refused to identify at this point who he believes is behind the purported political payback for his vote against Senate Bill 2279, the third such bill defeated in the past six years by North Dakota legislators.

The exchange came to light when Dustin Smith, a 21-year-old Bismarck man with no known connections to the Capitol, contacted The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead earlier this month, saying he recognized Boehning from a gay dating smartphone app called Grindr. Chatting under the user name Top Man!, Boehning sent Smith sexually suggestive messages and, in the early morning hours of March 12, an unsolicited photo of his penis, according to exchanges reviewed by The Forum.

"How can you discriminate against the person you're trying to pick up?" Smith said in a recent interview.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:40 PM

That should go in someone's sig line.
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