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(Fox News)   Congressman caught on videotape accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant. He's a Democrat so don't expect to see this story to stay in the news long   (foxnews.com) divider line 291
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2006-05-21 09:40:21 PM
Wow. I'm dissapointed in all you farkers. no one has offered any perspective yet? I mean, jesus, how can we ever forget Clinton got a blow job? Who cares about bribes when there are REAL scandals afoot?
 
2006-05-21 09:41:48 PM
Don't lump all Libertarians in with the Ayn Randian Objectivists. Many Libertarians such as myself are about an order of magnitude more anti-corporate than Ralph Nader and Michael Moore combined.

I'll vote libertarian as soon as two libertarians can agree on what the fark a libertarian is.
 
2006-05-21 09:53:48 PM
Nice to see that inflation hasn't taken hold in the bribe market. About 1971, Howard Hughes paid Nixon 100,000 to stop nuclear testing in Nevada, which he promptly did. Might not have been a bad deal for Nixon, except he got paranoid that the Democrats may have found out, so he authorized the Watergate break-in, to try and find out if they knew anything about it. And the rest, as they say, is history.....
 
2006-05-21 10:00:06 PM
What the fark is wrong with you idiots of the USA? You dumbshiats elect a complete dunce for president. Now Nagin, Mr. Chocolate ghetto queen (who thinks his time on television is his god-given right to hollywood stardom)wins re-election by the wetback jibba-jabba speaking jambalayans who (along with Floridians) think it's "cool" to be stoopid. Stop the insanity already
 
2006-05-21 10:02:35 PM
NOT THIS S__t AGAIN!! Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians...how about personal accountability? Crikey! It doesn't matter what party you're affiliated with, taking bribes in office gets you put in jail.

/just saying
 
2006-05-21 10:04:21 PM
whammer: There is no provision in the Constitution for political parties at all.

And there doesn't need to be anything like the prohibition against gov't recognition that you mention.

Any political party registered with the state is eligible for "checkoff funds*". This includes Libertarians, Socialists, Greenies, etc.

*skip to the bottom for #8

Federal & State Election Committees are setup to be fair.
 
2006-05-21 10:05:01 PM
I think that's the same scumbucket who commandeered a helo after Katrina that was meant to look for storm victims needing rescue so he could go check out his house on the water to see how bad it was damaged.
 
2006-05-21 10:10:50 PM
2006-05-21 07:53:41 PM jjorsett
True, because the media will never bring it up. Corrupt Democrats tend to lie there like dead mice on the kitchen floor that everybody pretends not to notice until the stench become overpowering and action becomes inescapable.

Dude. I saw this story on a station in Canada a while back. Maybe it is just because we like looking down on our neighbors to the South, but you're full of shiat if you think there is some sort of conspiracy by the media to hide his actions.

/Canadian politicians are much, much better at corruption
//Even if we have less money
///2 Billion dollar gun registry, lol.
//// Our provincial premiers (your governors) get DUI's
///// PWND!
// Maybe we really shouldn't celebrate this...
 
2006-05-21 10:16:11 PM
Speaking about not covering a corruption story that makes ones political party look bad, it is very hard to find any news about the ongoing Ken Lay trials on either FOX news,
World-news.net or Town Hall.

But one can find a whole lot of opinions on it in the chat blogs attached to those sites, and those opinions are refreshing; almost to a man the partisan republican bloggers want to see Lay jailed. I was beginning to think that all partisan republicans had completely lost their moral compasses. Still, the big question on Lay is going to be whether or not Bush pardons him. After Lay's display of arrogance on the stand, he is up the creek without a paddle and has a hole in his canoe.
 
2006-05-21 10:17:39 PM
"Corrupt Democrats tend to lie there like dead mice on the kitchen floor. . ."

Tell that to Dan Rostenkowski.

A scandal is a scandal. The press loves `em, Democan or Republicrat..

If he's guilty, this lifelong Democrat will wave him a hearty goodbye as he joins my former "representative" Randy "Duke" Cunningham in the slammer.

Save a bunk for Tom DeLay.
 
2006-05-21 10:19:54 PM
If we paid our polticians more money, they wouldn't be tempted to take bribes.

I vote for every congressman to get $1 million starting salary.
 
2006-05-21 10:23:00 PM
I wonder if Jefferson will open up a website to ask for donations to his defense fund ... like Tom DeLay?

If he's done the crime,
He can do the time.

If his hand's in the till,
He can sit in a cell.

So what if he's a busted Democrat,
He can use open toliets to take a crap.
 
2006-05-21 10:25:34 PM
Hmm. Yes. That's why it is the top headline on cnn.com. Must be a sneaky liberal MSM plot.

Meanwhile, at Fox News, this is the leading story:

img60.imageshack.us

/guess you're right about the short term memory thing
 
2006-05-21 10:27:55 PM
1) It won't be news for long, the dems will drop him like a sack of bricks, there won't be rallies and parties like for and DNC funded legal teams for him...

2) Are we sure this is illegal? I mean, he is from Louisiana.
 
2006-05-21 10:28:22 PM
Yeah, the media always ignored any Dem scandals.

That's why Gary Condit and Bill Clinton were only briefly mentioned once or twice and then forgotten.

//cockpunch to dumbass submitter
 
2006-05-21 10:37:42 PM
...don't forget Kennedy fighting to keep some guy from building wind turbines off of the US coast.

Doesn't this mean the democrats are just as bad as the GOP?

Pretty much.
 
2006-05-21 10:38:40 PM
Agree with JestersTear. Submitter is a dumbass.

I am far, far, far more Democrat than Republican. I hope this guy, if guilty, which, let's face it, it seems like he is, or at least probably is, you know, probably, goes to prison for, oh, I don' t know, let's say life.
 
2006-05-21 10:43:24 PM
"Jefferson, who represents New Orleans, has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.

As for the $100,000, the government says Jefferson got the money in a leather briefcase last July 30 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Arlington. The plan was for the lawmaker to use the cash to bribe a high-ranking Nigerian official - the name is blacked out in the court document - to ensure the success of a business deal in that country, the affidavit said."

BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*breathes*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

/so, so sorry
 
2006-05-21 10:45:05 PM
Is the submitter the asshat here, or is it the dumbass Bushiate mods rearing their ill-informed heads again?
 
2006-05-21 10:50:24 PM
Nonsuch: ... or is it the dumbass Bushiate mods ...


HA!!!! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
 
2006-05-21 10:56:22 PM


As for the $100,000, the government says Jefferson got the money in a leather briefcase last July 30 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Arlington.


Whoa, I didn't know we had a Ritz-Carlton.

What? Oh...
 
2006-05-21 11:01:37 PM
Calling all apologists: GOP congress and Bush just raised taxes on kids saving for college

... and which "Bush-iate mod" approved this link, Nonsuch?

..


Bronto Saurus: Tell that to Dan Rostenkowski.

A scandal is a scandal. The press loves `em, Democan or Republicrat.. Save a bunk for Tom DeLay.



Interesting that you mention DeLay. The coverage of DeLay is quite extensive, but how many stories have there been to report on, investigate further details of, or give us more 'background on' the top Democrat on the House ethics committee, Alan Mollohan. ????

Have you even heard his name before? He is - after all, the democrat's top ranking member of the House Ethics committee.

As well as Nancy Pelosi. Who waged the campaign against Tom DeLay's ethically challenged habbit of taking trips paid for by lobbyists - when Nancy Pelosi had to file delinquent forms revealing her own similar ethical violations ...

No??
 
2006-05-21 11:06:50 PM
ROTFL!!!
Yeah, smitty, because of that lie-beral media, right? They're going to cover up this story, which explains why when I turn my web browser to the communist Jew York Times, an article about this is on the front page.

/some people, i swear
//make you laugh and make you feel sick at the same time
 
2006-05-21 11:11:54 PM
Or maybe those evil liberals who run the news will cover it up like they covered up Bill Clinton's cocaine addiction and murder spree--and the fact that he was chemically dependent on puppy blood, and needed to kill 6 golden lab puppies a day in order to survive. Or maybe they'll cover it up like they covered up the Monica Lewinsky story....except oh wait, they didn't, and smitty is a farking moran.
 
2006-05-21 11:13:09 PM
Do you know how many days that Nancy Pelosi's similar problem with ethics in the form of taking lobbyist funded trips was reported on - as compared to the time and duration of the reporting on Tom Delay, ets2104?
 
2006-05-21 11:16:06 PM
home.new.rr.com

Unfortunately I was right in the first place.
 
2006-05-21 11:16:27 PM
>He's a Democrat so don't expect to see this story to stay in the news long

Right. Just like Bill Clinton.

This right wing bias is why I will never pay for this site.
 
2006-05-21 11:17:30 PM
the_gospel_of_thomas: Do you know how many days that Nancy Pelosi's similar problem with ethics in the form of taking lobbyist funded trips was reported on - as compared to the time and duration of the reporting on Tom Delay, ets2104?

I believe, sir, that that is what is known as a RED HERRING, or, changing the subject.
 
2006-05-21 11:17:58 PM
>>As well as Nancy Pelosi. Who waged the campaign against Tom DeLay's ethically challenged habbit of taking trips paid for by lobbyists -

Err, Pelosi has yet to be arrested, unlike Delay. Arrested politicians tend to get press. No conspiracy here. Go back to watching fox news. Thanks.
 
2006-05-21 11:21:58 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) filed delinquent reports Friday for three trips she accepted from outside sponsors that were worth $8,580 and occurred as long as seven years ago, according to copies of the documents. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, said the filing is new evidence that the focus on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has been disproportionate. "Democrats have just as many substantive questions," Kingston said.
 
2006-05-21 11:22:27 PM
Let's fight over which political party is screwing us over more! It never gets old! EVER!

/Suspects political threads help fark generate ad impressions, nothing more.
//Honestly, does just talking about it really DO anything?
 
2006-05-21 11:30:07 PM
Howard Dean has said this guy needs to step down.

I say this guy needs to step down.

This ain't a partisan defense.
 
2006-05-21 11:32:25 PM
the_gospel_of_thomas: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) filed delinquent reports Friday for three trips she accepted from outside sponsors that were worth $8,580 and occurred as long as seven years ago, according to copies of the documents. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, said the filing is new evidence that the focus on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has been disproportionate. "Democrats have just as many substantive questions," Kingston said.

Has nothing new come out for you to quote since July of 2005, Tommy? And since the republicans control everything, why hasn't she been investigated and punished? Are they really THAT incompetent?
 
2006-05-21 11:32:55 PM
pshaw: This ain't a partisan defense.

No, it's a MASSIVE LEFT-WING CONSPIRACY


/get your tin-foil hat out
 
2006-05-21 11:33:09 PM
Bronto Saurus: "Corrupt Democrats tend to lie there like dead mice on the kitchen floor. . ."

Tell that to Dan Rostenkowski.


Ah, yes. Now there was corruption gone rampant.

Compare what he was doing to what the GOP is doing today.

Rostenkowski was a total n00b.
 
2006-05-21 11:34:27 PM
To everyone complaining about the headline: IT'S BAIT.


Dufus
BTW, this is the guy who commandeered a National Guard team to take him to his house where he "recovered" a number of boxes during the rescue operations a couple of days after Katrina and only weeks after the FBI found the money in his freezer.

I remember that story; he took out a computer, a box, and some suitcases. At the time, I thought he was just employing petty corruption to save his valuables. Now I've gotta wonder just how valuable/incriminating all that stuff was.
 
2006-05-21 11:34:39 PM
tharrisw:

This thread is pretty different from threads where Republican officials are caught breaking the law. In fact, I don't believe a single person has defended the Democrat in question. What does this tell us?

/If they break the law, throw them in prison, regardless of party




Worth repeating. During the Delay, Duke Cunningham, and Abramoff threads, the Republicans were defending these crooks like they were related to them, regardless of the facts. But when it happens to a democratic politician, you dont see anyting of the sort from the left. Now who has America's best interests at heart and who is more worried about maintaining the status quo, regardless of the harm to our country?

Wake up Repubs. You got duped, but better to realize it and admit you screwed up than to stick your head in the sand and continue to vote for crooks, regardless of political party. We welcome you to the fold of looking out for the best interests of America and true patriotism.
 
2006-05-21 11:39:24 PM
the_gospel_of_thomas: Interesting that you mention DeLay. The coverage of DeLay is quite extensive, but how many stories have there been to report on, investigate further details of, or give us more 'background on' the top Democrat on the House ethics committee, Alan Mollohan. ????

The allegations against Mollohan stem from a report filed by a partisan conservative organization.
The allegations against DeLay and Jefferson come from law enforcement.

Apples and Oranges. At least until evidence proves otherwise.
 
2006-05-21 11:51:21 PM
During the Delay, Duke Cunningham, and Abramoff threads, the Republicans were defending these crooks like they were related to them, regardless of the facts. But when it happens to a democratic politician, you dont see anyting of the sort from the left.

Exactly. This guy was caught red-handed, committing a crime and violating his office. Democrats aren't going to "rally around" this schmuck, because he's apparently quite guilty. DeLay could eat a live baby on the Senate podium, and everyone from Rush to Rove would claim that it was an act of patriotism, and that to question his motives would be un-American, nay, even traitorous.
 
2006-05-22 12:03:07 AM
Here ya go, Smitty!

www.bbc.co.uk
To go with that whine you're having ;>

/enjoy
 
2006-05-22 12:11:47 AM
nice title
 
2006-05-22 12:26:43 AM
3 down, 532 to go?
 
2006-05-22 12:40:31 AM
Skleenar
Yes, I seem to recall that there were 65 indictments against Rostenkowski. Ever since them, I've tended to think of him as the epitome of a crooked politician. Could never understand why he got such a light sentence. Seemed like he should have spent the rest of his life in prison.
 
2006-05-22 12:46:20 AM
Hang 'im high.
 
2006-05-22 12:46:24 AM
heap

3 down, 532 to go

I like the way you think, sir. I think I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2006-05-22 12:55:43 AM
Could never understand why he got such a light sentence.

White-collar crime is treated differently. It shouldn't be, but it is.

Anyway, you know why you're not going to hear much more about this? Because it's one isolated Democrat, taking bribes alone, independently of the party.

OTOH, corruption is sinking the Republicans. If it were one Democratic scandal after another after another after another, I'm sure you'd hear about it.

img214.imageshack.us
 
2006-05-22 01:05:28 AM
Astitious

I think we should fire every politician, ban both parties, and start over.

I'd like to second the motion. Could we put it to a vote?

/make sure they don't get all the retirement benefits, also, considering they're all millionaires
//make sure they're ALL audited by the IRS, too
 
2006-05-22 01:07:12 AM
What the hell was that headline supposed to mean anyway?

/Whatever
 
2006-05-22 01:11:16 AM
spelunking_defenestrator

I remember that guy, James Trafficant, of Ohio. I believe he is in prison on some corruption charges. Funny thing was, he was highly critical of AG Janet Reno and the Clinton administration. And, he's a Democrat. Was that the real reason he was prosecuted during the Clinton years?
We can only speculate.
 
2006-05-22 01:22:27 AM
Isn't it amazing that we all can all agree on one thing. That corruption is corruption. It doesn't matter what party affiliation.

/allegations of corruption are somewhat different. Until they are proven, they are what they are - allegations
//it's easy to think that a 3rd Party could do better than the donkeys and elephants, who are deeply entrenched. Wish we could give it a try
 
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