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(New York Daily News)   Turns out former Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. did not win the Lotto, instead he used $750,000 in campaign funds to buy that $43,000 gold Rolex watch and spent $4,600 on a fedora (that's a hat for those of you in Indiana) worn by Michael Jackson   (nydailynews.com) divider line 86
    More: Dumbass, Jesse Jackson, Justice Department, funds, Michael Jackson, bingo, congressman, Rolex, United States Attorney  
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2013-02-16 10:08:50 AM  
but he will look classy in that cell, thankfully.
 
2013-02-16 10:30:01 AM  
if you're under 70 and wear a gold rolex, you're either a pimp or a mobster.
 
2013-02-16 10:39:14 AM  
He should've created a PAC, gave the money to that, then moved that money to another account. tada!
 
2013-02-16 10:43:29 AM  
At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself
 
2013-02-16 10:51:05 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself


Yeah that's what he did ... no chance his wife will get a lenient sentence in exchange for him taking *responsibility*. Refreshing indeed
 
2013-02-16 10:55:21 AM  

jim32rr: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself

Yeah that's what he did ... no chance his wife will get a lenient sentence in exchange for him taking *responsibility*. Refreshing indeed


Yeah, well... there is that

/but I found just the words fascinating for almost never coming out of a politician's mouth
 
2013-02-16 11:00:06 AM  
Tito Jackson will read from a prepared statement.
 
2013-02-16 11:01:52 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Tito Jackson will read from a prepared statement.


Should we bow our heads?
 
2013-02-16 11:07:09 AM  
After he handled the Blagojevich situation he should have figured out that, you know, the FBI is pretty damn good at investigating this kind of shiat.
 
2013-02-16 12:50:53 PM  
And this is shocking?
 
2013-02-16 01:23:29 PM  
I wonder if the whole "depression" episode that saw him disappear to some recovery center was the direct result of his lawyers looking over his records and telling him how farked he was.
 
2013-02-16 01:25:04 PM  
Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?
 
2013-02-16 01:25:28 PM  
Michael Jackson is from Indiana.
 
2013-02-16 01:26:40 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself


He didn't take responsibility for shiat.  At the first hint of trouble, he checked himself into the looney bin and pulled the, "Ohh?  Missing money?  Well... I'm... Umm... Crazy!  That's it, I'm crazy!" routine.

Yet, he was reelected...
 
2013-02-16 01:26:59 PM  

ajgeek: And this is shocking?


or surprising?

hell his dad has been perpetuating a fraud most of his life.
 
2013-02-16 01:27:54 PM  
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only $4,600.00 on the hat?
 
2013-02-16 01:33:42 PM  

Ontos: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself

He didn't take responsibility for shiat.  At the first hint of trouble, he checked himself into the looney bin and pulled the, "Ohh?  Missing money?  Well... I'm... Umm... Crazy!  That's it, I'm crazy!" routine.

Yet, he was reelected...


Consider the constituency
 
2013-02-16 01:34:17 PM  

whither_apophis: He should've created a PAC, gave the money to that, then moved that money to another account. tada!


That's called embezzlement with a dash of money laundering; which will earn you a spot in PMITA prison faster than you can count on Jesse Jackson, Sr. taking anything from 0 to full blown whackjob race-baiting.
 
2013-02-16 01:34:49 PM  

astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?


Never heard of Patek.  Google shop search first hit:

oi50.tinypic.com

Buy from us! We charge $300,000 more than everyone else!!
 
2013-02-16 01:38:40 PM  
Why wouldn't we hoosiers know what a fedora is? Hell I got one.

s5.thisnext.com
 
2013-02-16 01:50:27 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?

Never heard of Patek.  Google shop search first hit:

[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x607]

Buy from us! We charge $300,000 more than everyone else!!


Free two day shipping on something that doesn't ship for 1-2 weeks?
They couldn't spring for overnight shipping?  Margins must be pretty low on that watch.
 
2013-02-16 01:50:28 PM  

Curious: ajgeek: And this is shocking?

or surprising?

hell his dad has been perpetuating a fraud most of his life.


Apple. Tree. EoT.
 
2013-02-16 01:53:39 PM  
If he had "Jackson for Senator" engraved on the watch he could call it advertising and it would be a valid deduction.

/so say I
 
2013-02-16 02:03:32 PM  
This is proof that ALL Democrats are hopelessly corrupt, and that Republicans are pure as the driven snow.
 
2013-02-16 02:04:32 PM  
Apple does not fall far from the tree.
 
2013-02-16 02:04:59 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: whither_apophis: He should've created a PAC, gave the money to that, then moved that money to another account. tada!

That's called embezzlement with a dash of money laundering; which will earn you a spot in PMITA prison faster than you can count on Jesse Jackson, Sr. taking anything from 0 to full blown whackjob race-baiting.


http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/421160/november -12-2012/colbert-super-pac-shh----secret-second-501c4---trevor-potter

The only hitch might be if you're not allowed to give campaign cash to a pac, but the pac to pac move is legal.
 
2013-02-16 02:05:24 PM  
Who the hell wears watches anymore?

Can we get the guys who investigated him to Arizona anytime soon?

My only two questions here.
 
2013-02-16 02:12:29 PM  

studs up: Ontos: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself

He didn't take responsibility for shiat.  At the first hint of trouble, he checked himself into the looney bin and pulled the, "Ohh?  Missing money?  Well... I'm... Umm... Crazy!  That's it, I'm crazy!" routine.

Yet, he was reelected...

Consider the constituency


I never said I was surprised.
 
2013-02-16 02:15:52 PM  

studs up: Ontos: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At least he took responsibility for it

/rather refreshing for a politician in itself

He didn't take responsibility for shiat.  At the first hint of trouble, he checked himself into the looney bin and pulled the, "Ohh?  Missing money?  Well... I'm... Umm... Crazy!  That's it, I'm crazy!" routine.

Yet, he was reelected...

Consider the constituency


Did they put Rick Scott in to office too?
 
2013-02-16 02:20:20 PM  
*carefully picks Jesse up by the scruff, making sure to not inflict pain with claws*

*shakes the unholy beJesus outta him for like 20 minutes*

*drops him like a hot mic*


There, motherfarker, are you fixed now or do I gotta get all Alan Bean on yo head?

/hammerzeit?
 
2013-02-16 02:22:58 PM  

astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?


I've always had a soft spot for the Hamilton Ventura. I think it look a lot better than a Rolex, and you can get one (the vintage are the best) for under a $1000.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-16 02:23:15 PM  

quatchi: Who the hell wears watches anymore?


I do. When you spend every day surrounded by ever-cheapening disposable plastic gadgets, there's something refreshing about wearing a device that's able to keep reasonably-accurate time using only high-precision mechanical components.
 
2013-02-16 02:25:26 PM  
Bless the New York Times euphemism machine.

When it's the Jacksons being corrupt, well...they call that  struggles. Partisan turd-polishers, read the article because it's a sterling example of the craft.

You know what would stop this? If an office-holder gets popped for corruption, the seat goes to a member of the opposite party (assuming the usual two-party duopoly), and that party will hold the seat with all elections for that seat cancelled until the next decennial redistricting. If the constituents of Jackson's district don't want to do their legwork and keep voting in a corrupt dipshiat, and don't understand the concept of having a party primary to weed out the vermin, they can enjoy the services of some Michele Bachmann type and perhaps they'll learn from the experience and make their choice based on content of character rather than race-pimping skills.

Either that or the seat simply remains vacant until the next election. You knowingly voted for a crook? And now you want federal highway money? How about FARK YOU. You reap what you sow.

CSB: About six years ago I was represented by a Republican congressman who, it was revealed, liked to get drunk-n-slappy with his wife. Perhaps this next bit is difficult for kool-aid drinkers to grasp, but here's what I did - I voted for his Democratic challenger. She won. Life went on. Eventually she was kicked upstairs to the Senate, and now I once again have a Republican congressman, one who is much more of a grown-up. Turns out the system works - if you bother to use it, rather than falling into line behind your team.

Democrats are supposed to be smarter than their drooler opponents, so how come they circle the wagons around an obvious thief rather than choose somebody else?

When asked if Rep. Jackson's disappearance could have anything to do with an ongoing ethics investigation, Cleaver quickly said confidently, "No, no - I was talking to his wife... not true. And I know the whole family."

Seriously? Who believed that line of shiat?

Is it that difficult to find another liberal in his district, that Jackson had to be protected at such ridiculous lengths?
 
2013-02-16 02:26:17 PM  

Ivo Shandor: quatchi: Who the hell wears watches anymore?

I do. When you spend every day surrounded by ever-cheapening disposable plastic gadgets, there's something refreshing about wearing a device that's able to keep reasonably-accurate time using only high-precision mechanical components.


I 2nd that emotion
 
2013-02-16 02:28:08 PM  

BalugaJoe: Apple does not fall far from the tree.


Or the nut, in this case.
 
2013-02-16 02:36:10 PM  

jim32rr: Ivo Shandor: quatchi: Who the hell wears watches anymore?

I do. When you spend every day surrounded by ever-cheapening disposable plastic gadgets, there's something refreshing about wearing a device that's able to keep reasonably-accurate time using only high-precision mechanical components.

I 2nd that emotion


/ 3rded
 
2013-02-16 02:38:22 PM  
He spent $750,000 on a $40,000 watch and a $4k hat? He really got ripped off.
 
2013-02-16 02:43:52 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?

Never heard of Patek.  Google shop search first hit:

[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x607]

Buy from us! We charge $300,000 more than everyone else!!


Yeah, but free shipping!
 
2013-02-16 02:46:41 PM  

Shaggy_C: I wonder if the whole "depression" episode that saw him disappear to some recovery center was the direct result of his lawyers looking over his records and telling him how farked he was.


Winner winner chicken dinner.
 
2013-02-16 02:47:02 PM  

jim32rr: Ivo Shandor: quatchi: Who the hell wears watches anymore?

I do. When you spend every day surrounded by ever-cheapening disposable plastic gadgets, there's something refreshing about wearing a device that's able to keep reasonably-accurate time using only high-precision mechanical components.

I 2nd that emotion



Your microwave, cable box, stove, vcr, computer screen, cell phone, alarm clock, car dashboard, gps device, etc are neither cheap nor inaccurate timepieces. You are surrounded by time-telling devices. Half of which are synchronized with a central data base.

Stick to the "I like the mechanical functions" angle. Otherwise it is purely adornment.

/not that there's anything wrong with that
 
2013-02-16 02:47:20 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Don't Troll Me Bro!: astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?

Never heard of Patek.  Google shop search first hit:

[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x607]

Buy from us! We charge $300,000 more than everyone else!!

Free two day shipping on something that doesn't ship for 1-2 weeks?
They couldn't spring for overnight shipping?  Margins must be pretty low on that watch.


for that price, the watch better be delivered to my door by a bevy of supermodels in a Veyron carrying a case of Louis XIII cognac and a Coach bag full of sildenafil.
 
2013-02-16 02:47:49 PM  

studs up: jim32rr: Ivo Shandor: quatchi: Who the hell wears watches anymore?

I do. When you spend every day surrounded by ever-cheapening disposable plastic gadgets, there's something refreshing about wearing a device that's able to keep reasonably-accurate time using only high-precision mechanical components.

I 2nd that emotion

/ 3rded


/ 4thed

has old Timex picked up 20 years ago for maybe 3 bux in a thrift shop, it's still kickin & tickin
 
2013-02-16 02:51:40 PM  
A chip off the old block.
 
2013-02-16 02:52:32 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?

Never heard of Patek.  Google shop search first hit:

[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x607]

Buy from us! We charge $300,000 more than everyone else!!


Old Moses Carver would like a word with you. So would Roland D.

/This had better not be obscure...
 
2013-02-16 02:52:44 PM  

dugitman: Why wouldn't we hoosiers know what a fedora is? Hell I got one.

[s5.thisnext.com image 418x418]


Is that for hunting Taliban while maintaining style?
 
2013-02-16 02:52:46 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: astro716: Who spends $43k on a gold Rolex when you could have a nice Patek for that kind of money?

Never heard of Patek.  Google shop search first hit:

[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x607]

Buy from us! We charge $300,000 more than everyone else!!


For that kind of price, you could hire someone to run alongside you, and shout out the time whenever you looked.
 
2013-02-16 03:05:32 PM  
That's too bad.  The rumors of alcoholism/substance addiction have been out there awhile and it looks like he finally went off the deep end.  Hope he can pull himself together and start over.  Good luck to him and his family.

/but seriously, a cashmere cape?
 
2013-02-16 03:06:15 PM  
This is somehow white people's fault.
 
2013-02-16 03:08:56 PM  
No one of the people that voted for him have any problem with these purchases.  It's just whitey keeping a brother down.
 
2013-02-16 03:13:16 PM  

Gulper Eel: Democrats are supposed to be smarter than their drooler opponents, so how come they circle the wagons around an obvious thief rather than choose somebody else?


Education doesn't make Democrats any less human.  Humans, unfortunately, are quite well adapted to believing lies.  Part of that is how often each of us actually lies.  Most are small lies, but research shows people lie very frequently, and if we all challenged every lie of everyone's, society would be impossible.

There's also a strong internal need that people have for consistency - they tend to see people as either "good" or "bad", ignoring the fact that everyone is a bit of both.  It's why those close to a criminal suspect, especially someone suspected of a particularly terrible crime, often side with the suspect and assert unconditionally that the evidence is wrong - they can't reconcile the idea that the person they know who has done the good things they've seen is also capable of doing the bad things they were accused of.  It's very hard to hold two contradictory opinions of a person.

I actually had a good friend once who was caught embezzling a large sum of money, and it took a very long time for me to wrap my mind around the fact that the kind, charitable, friendly person that I knew really did steal a lot of money from his employer.  The cognitive dissonance between the various facts I knew about him really was difficult to overcome, and the road to acceptance first led through denial and rationalization.
 
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