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2013-03-14 09:07:32 AM
I wonder how deeply involved the GOP got with this organization?
 
2013-03-14 09:10:29 AM

Weaver95: I wonder how deeply involved the GOP got with this organization?


Maybe some of the governors are involved? I mean if a lt. governor is in cahoots, what's to stop her boss to taking part in it too?

/ohpleaseohpleaseohplease
 
2013-03-14 09:11:41 AM
On September 2, 2010, Republican primary winner Rick Scott named Carroll his running mate in <snip> He said that she is the "embodiment of the American Dream" and that their ticket is a "clear choice between conservatives with business experience and a plan to create 700,000 jobs and liberal Obamacrats who want to bring the failed Obama agenda to Florida."

How is that working out for you Rick?
 
2013-03-14 09:12:08 AM
ppffftttttttttt, amateurs

Link
 
2013-03-14 09:15:40 AM
So she survived despite the dyke affair, and this brings her down?
 
2013-03-14 09:16:54 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: So she survived despite the dyke affair, and this brings her down?


I should have said "and she goes down on this?"
 
2013-03-14 09:20:36 AM
I'll take that bet for twenty of win.
 
2013-03-14 09:25:31 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: AMonkey'sUncle: So she survived despite the dyke affair, and this brings her down?

I should have said "and she goes down on this?"


Maybe if she had kept her finger in the dyke she wouldn't be awash in controversy today.
 
2013-03-14 09:29:36 AM
Gov Rick Scott has all the scruples of an Everglades python, but he's probably well-insulated from this, too.
 
2013-03-14 09:37:49 AM
So, just like in the movies, the black star gets offed first?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 09:41:31 AM

somedude210: Weaver95: I wonder how deeply involved the GOP got with this organization?

Maybe some of the governors are involved? I mean if a lt. governor is in cahoots, what's to stop her boss to taking part in it too?


He was already involved in the largest Medicare fraud case in history.  What's going to happen to him?
 
2013-03-14 10:02:03 AM

vpb: somedude210: Weaver95: I wonder how deeply involved the GOP got with this organization?

Maybe some of the governors are involved? I mean if a lt. governor is in cahoots, what's to stop her boss to taking part in it too?

He was already involved in the largest Medicare fraud case in history.  What's going to happen to him?


probably nothing.  past a certain point, high ranking members of the GOP are immune from prosecution.  bankers too, apparently.  we only arrest people who dare smoke an ounce of pot.  stealing millions of dollars?  psh!  you get an award for that shiat!
 
2013-03-14 10:07:59 AM
Between this and Johnny Kasich's JobsOhio scandal that's a brewin', those darlings of ALEC are really getting nailed, aren't they? For the uninformed, the Ohio GOP is tearing itself apart because Kasich won't let the Republican State Auditor audit a private organization that took massive amount of State funding after replacing the State Jobs office. It's quickly becoming an addition to Johnny Boy's already crap image.

Next up: Walker is caught getting pegged by a midget dressed as a Koch brother.
 
2013-03-14 10:11:56 AM

trotsky: Next up: Walker is caught getting pegged by a midget dressed as a Koch brother.


you owe me a new keyboard and a metric asston of mindbleach

/didn't know about the Ohio shenanigans
//is Kasich in the wrong or is he trying to prevent corruption from continuing and it's pissing off the state GOP?
 
2013-03-14 10:22:14 AM
The only reason Rick Scott is the Florida governor is because your typical Florida GOP voter only cares about one thing -- stickin' it to Obama and them durty liberals. Seriously, that's it. Florida Republicans, especially in the northern part of the state, are some of the stupidest motherfockers you'll ever meet.
 
2013-03-14 10:28:28 AM

somedude210: trotsky: Next up: Walker is caught getting pegged by a midget dressed as a Koch brother.

you owe me a new keyboard and a metric asston of mindbleach

/didn't know about the Ohio shenanigans
//is Kasich in the wrong or is he trying to prevent corruption from continuing and it's pissing off the state GOP?


It's all on Kasich. JobsOhio was his baby, he privatized a state office and poured millions into it. Nobody, not even the Ohio GOP, has any idea where and how this money was spent. So, shockingly, it's the State GOP digging into a potentially corrupt Kasich organization. The entire thing makes me happy. I told people the minute Johnny was elected that shenanigans would start as he looked to privatize and sell off state assets. Also, he's raising taxes by slapping sales taxes on a very wide array of things, from tax filing place like H&R Block to additional sales taxes on standard consumer purchases. Many businesses are pissed about this.

Needless to say, his rating was below 40% last I checked. I bet he could break 30% soon. And, like I mentioned, it's introducing some serious fractures in the party.
 
2013-03-14 10:34:50 AM

trotsky: somedude210: trotsky: Next up: Walker is caught getting pegged by a midget dressed as a Koch brother.

you owe me a new keyboard and a metric asston of mindbleach

/didn't know about the Ohio shenanigans
//is Kasich in the wrong or is he trying to prevent corruption from continuing and it's pissing off the state GOP?

It's all on Kasich. JobsOhio was his baby, he privatized a state office and poured millions into it. Nobody, not even the Ohio GOP, has any idea where and how this money was spent. So, shockingly, it's the State GOP digging into a potentially corrupt Kasich organization. The entire thing makes me happy. I told people the minute Johnny was elected that shenanigans would start as he looked to privatize and sell off state assets. Also, he's raising taxes by slapping sales taxes on a very wide array of things, from tax filing place like H&R Block to additional sales taxes on standard consumer purchases. Many businesses are pissed about this.

Needless to say, his rating was below 40% last I checked. I bet he could break 30% soon. And, like I mentioned, it's introducing some serious fractures in the party.


hmm, fascinating. Is the state GOP more....reputable than the National party as a whole? I mean they are looking into corruption of a GOP Governor (or is this more arm twisting from the press so they have to from a PR standpoint but would rather not?)
 
2013-03-14 10:40:01 AM

somedude210: trotsky: somedude210: trotsky: Next up: Walker is caught getting pegged by a midget dressed as a Koch brother.

you owe me a new keyboard and a metric asston of mindbleach

/didn't know about the Ohio shenanigans
//is Kasich in the wrong or is he trying to prevent corruption from continuing and it's pissing off the state GOP?

It's all on Kasich. JobsOhio was his baby, he privatized a state office and poured millions into it. Nobody, not even the Ohio GOP, has any idea where and how this money was spent. So, shockingly, it's the State GOP digging into a potentially corrupt Kasich organization. The entire thing makes me happy. I told people the minute Johnny was elected that shenanigans would start as he looked to privatize and sell off state assets. Also, he's raising taxes by slapping sales taxes on a very wide array of things, from tax filing place like H&R Block to additional sales taxes on standard consumer purchases. Many businesses are pissed about this.

Needless to say, his rating was below 40% last I checked. I bet he could break 30% soon. And, like I mentioned, it's introducing some serious fractures in the party.

hmm, fascinating. Is the state GOP more....reputable than the National party as a whole? I mean they are looking into corruption of a GOP Governor (or is this more arm twisting from the press so they have to from a PR standpoint but would rather not?)


No, the state party is pretty shiat. But the State Auditor though is, no shiat, actually doing his job. The party as a whole is just as bad as the other 2010 ALEC Governors. The fact that the Auditor is getting cock blocked from doing his job is turning it into a turf war and, as expected, everybody is taking sides. Kasich's made some pretty critical mistakes lately and it's biting him in the ass.
 
2013-03-14 10:41:34 AM

REO-Weedwagon: The only reason Rick Scott is the Florida governor is because your typical Florida GOP voter only cares about one thing -- stickin' it to Obama and them durty liberals. Seriously, that's it. Florida Republicans, especially in the northern part of the state, are some of the stupidest motherfockers you'll ever meet.


As a resident of gainesville I take offence to you not pointing out that North Central Florida is the geopolitical center of florida derp. Can't get out of here fast enough.
 
2013-03-14 10:55:47 AM

trotsky: No, the state party is pretty shiat. But the State Auditor though is, no shiat, actually doing his job. The party as a whole is just as bad as the other 2010 ALEC Governors. The fact that the Auditor is getting cock blocked from doing his job is turning it into a turf war and, as expected, everybody is taking sides. Kasich's made some pretty critical mistakes lately and it's biting him in the ass.


huh, interesting. I look forward to hearing how this plays out

On an unrelated note, the MA state house is controlled by Democrats who are now all pissy because Gov. Patrick wants to raise the sales tax 2% (I think) and add a few other taxes to pay for some massive infrastructure overhaul and education funding. I realize that those in the statehouse are a bunch of corrupt asshats but this is stupid. The speaker of the house actually has as much, if not more power than the governor sometimes
 
2013-03-14 11:33:02 AM

somedude210: Weaver95: I wonder how deeply involved the GOP got with this organization?

Maybe some of the governors are involved? I mean if a lt. governor is in cahoots, what's to stop her boss to taking part in it too?

/ohpleaseohpleaseohplease


When I heard about this all i could think was her resignation is somehow meant to cover for Rick Scott's involvement.

hate that guy.
 
2013-03-14 11:51:01 AM
Not just gambling, there was also theft from a veterans charity that appears to have been a scam. Same charity also paid $25g for the Scott inauguration party.
 
2013-03-14 12:03:00 PM
Never bet on a "sure thing".
 
2013-03-14 12:05:58 PM

somedude210: hmm, fascinating. Is the state GOP more....reputable than the National party as a whole? I mean they are looking into corruption of a GOP Governor (or is this more arm twisting from the press so they have to from a PR standpoint but would rather not?)


Same as what happened in Florida.  Republicans accept/encourage a certain amount of corruption, but when you start ripping THEM off directly, then it's a problem.  Steal from the tax payers or donors?  That's fine (as long as the high end donors never find out about it).
 
2013-03-14 12:12:06 PM

Satanic_Hamster: somedude210: hmm, fascinating. Is the state GOP more....reputable than the National party as a whole? I mean they are looking into corruption of a GOP Governor (or is this more arm twisting from the press so they have to from a PR standpoint but would rather not?)

Same as what happened in Florida.  Republicans accept/encourage a certain amount of corruption, but when you start ripping THEM off directly, then it's a problem.  Steal from the tax payers or donors?  That's fine (as long as the high end donors never find out about it).


Sooo...the GOP is the mob now?

Can we call Boehner "Johnny Fatso"?
 
2013-03-14 12:26:20 PM

Satanic_Hamster: somedude210: hmm, fascinating. Is the state GOP more....reputable than the National party as a whole? I mean they are looking into corruption of a GOP Governor (or is this more arm twisting from the press so they have to from a PR standpoint but would rather not?)

Same as what happened in Florida.  Republicans accept/encourage a certain amount of corruption, but when you start ripping THEM off directly, then it's a problem.  Steal from the tax payers or donors?  That's fine (as long as the high end donors never find out about it).


All beside the point. The RPOF is less reputable than the national party, but this has apparently gotten to a scale that even they can't cover - and if nothing else, Scott isn't necessarily beloved by the state party as a whole.
 
2013-03-14 12:28:59 PM

REO-Weedwagon: The only reason Rick Scott is the Florida governor is because your typical Florida GOP voter only cares about one thing -- stickin' it to Obama and them durty liberals. Seriously, that's it. Florida Republicans, especially in the northern part of the state, are some of the stupidest motherfockers you'll ever meet.


If north Florida is such an epicenter of stupid republicans, why did Scott keep going to Eustis after he was elected?

Also, watching the tea party have a collective apoplectic fit over Scott's support of Medicare expansion has been fun. Blissful, even.
 
2013-03-14 01:07:48 PM

TrollingForColumbine: REO-Weedwagon: The only reason Rick Scott is the Florida governor is because your typical Florida GOP voter only cares about one thing -- stickin' it to Obama and them durty liberals. Seriously, that's it. Florida Republicans, especially in the northern part of the state, are some of the stupidest motherfockers you'll ever meet.

As a resident of gainesville I take offence to you not pointing out that North Central Florida is the geopolitical center of florida derp. Can't get out of here fast enough.


Well, don't leave before making sure to vote to reelect Craig Lowe next week. We can't let the fundies kick him out.
 
2013-03-14 01:27:39 PM
The USA is not a corrupt country, well not that corrupt.  Would you believe just a little corrupt.  Okay how about a tad bit honest.  A smidgen of honesty...
 
2013-03-14 03:05:17 PM

somedude210: Weaver95: I wonder how deeply involved the GOP got with this organization?

Maybe some of the governors are involved? I mean if a lt. governor is in cahoots, what's to stop her boss to taking part in it too?

/ohpleaseohpleaseohplease


I really have nothing to add to the conversation, but THIS, please.
 
2013-03-14 04:04:09 PM
Welcome to the show Ladies and Gentlemen! Sit right down and watch prosecutors and attorneys run in circles and dance to amaze and bewilder your senses to the very core...

And maybe some poor sap will go down for the many who actually did the deeds.
 
2013-03-14 04:06:20 PM
I for one, hope like hell that by the time it's over we get to chase Voldemort out of Florida with pitchforks. Of course I also say that about every day that goes by as well so I can't really be considered impartial, but it's not like he, and the legislature, have not earned my contempt.

Hypnozombie
 
2013-03-14 11:53:57 PM

neversubmit: On September 2, 2010, Republican primary winner Rick Scott named Carroll his running mate in <snip> He said that she is the "embodiment of the American Dream" and that their ticket is a "clear choice between conservatives with business experience and a plan to create 700,000 jobs and liberal Obamacrats who want to bring the failed Obama agenda to Florida."

How is that working out for you Rick?


I think Rick will tell you he's done quite well, what with all the no-bid contracts he awarded to his his wife's company to funnel much needed money from the poor into his own coffers protect the good people of FL from welfare queens using their unemployment money to buy smack.  Now, if you ask the residents of FL you may get a different answer.

Of course, my aunt from FL thinks Rick Scott is the greatest thing ever, so there certainly are some dumbshiats there as well.  She also blames Obama for the economic collapse that started over a year before he took office, and all the money we wasted in Iraq because "he failed to get us out of that mess in the time he promised." Why yes, she was a staunch supporter of the Iraq war until one fateful day in January 2009 when that suddenly changed, how'd you know?
 
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