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(USA Today)   Orange is the new black for Jesse Jackson, Jr   (usatoday.com) divider line 74
    More: Dumbass, Jesse Jackson, Chicago's South Side, widows and orphans, accounting software, Sandi Jackson, Federal Bureau of Prisons, federal judges, Jackson Jr.  
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2013-08-14 02:40:21 PM  
Well, all the others have been red lighted.  So orange is the new green?
 
2013-08-14 05:44:07 PM  
They say when Doctor King got shot,
 Jesse hatched an awful plot,
Dipped his hands in the Doctor's blood,
'N rubbed his shirt like playin' with mud
Looked around for all the press,
Said: "Check me out, my name is Jess!
I'll be known from towns 'n farms --
Doctor King died in my arms!"
 
2013-08-14 05:49:53 PM  
I don't want to see his tits though
 
2013-08-14 05:51:59 PM  
Damn self-playing video.
 
2013-08-14 05:52:19 PM  
RACIST!
 
2013-08-14 05:52:20 PM  
Is that another Illinois politician going to jail? Anyone counting?
 
2013-08-14 05:53:03 PM  
I wish they had given him and his wife tenure at Crossbar U.
 
2013-08-14 05:53:45 PM  
What an absurdity! Clearly, they're trying to put another innocent black man in prison! How dare they?
 
2013-08-14 05:54:01 PM  
I have a question. Why would you reelect a representative to congress that was notibly absent for most of their term?
 
2013-08-14 05:54:08 PM  
KEEP SOAP ALOFT!
 
2013-08-14 05:54:30 PM  
YOUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVVVVVVVVVE GOT
TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I IIIIME!!!

/I hate how much i love this show
 
2013-08-14 05:55:06 PM  
This ought to keep his father busy for a little while, at least. For all the things he does have time for, it'll be quite telling if he doesn't step up for his son.
 
2013-08-14 05:55:55 PM  
In Virginia at least, spending campaign money on personal items is legal, as long as you do it during the actual campaign. And there are no restrictions.
 
2013-08-14 05:56:15 PM  

iheartscotch: I have a question. Why would you reelect a representative to congress that was notibly absent for most of their term?


Stupidity.  Its also a feel good vote because the disenfranchised black people get a voice.  Or its ia lot of people deciding that that only a black man can represent black people.
 
2013-08-14 05:58:38 PM  

rickythepenguin: YOUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVVVVVVVVVE GOT
TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I IIIIME!!!

/I hate how much i love this show


When are the next episodes coming out?  We watched them all over a couple of days in a massive vicodin haze.
 
2013-08-14 06:00:52 PM  
And next for court will be congress for their being bribed by the oil/alcohol industries
and all those State legislators that banned minorities from voting
ad all the unlawful abortion bans as they stripped Womens Rights
and the grifter S. Palin for her millionaires lifestyle on the backs of teatards
and all those Wallstreet bankers
and that traitor Bush jr with his accomplice Dick Cheney for crimes against humanity

/And Who owns the police? Politicians do. Politicians do.
//Who robs poor people and gives to the Rich? Politicians do. Politicians do.
///who will shoot you dead in the street for peaceful protesting? Politicians Police do. Politicians Police do.
 
2013-08-14 06:01:19 PM  

Bonzo_1116: When are the next episodes coming out? We watched them all over a couple of days in a massive vicodin haze.



yeah, we started watching about a week or so ago.  we burn one every night.  i think we only have 2 left.  we missed a few days on a mini-vacation.

i'm guessing i should start watching "Breaking Bad", huh?

i have no idea about a second season but, regardless of how it ends, i kinda wouldn't like them to see them drag it out too long.  there's nothing wrong with having just one season, british TV style.
 
2013-08-14 06:01:43 PM  

swingerofbirches: In Virginia at least, spending campaign money on personal items is legal, as long as you do it during the actual campaign. And there are no restrictions.


Exactly. I think he was convicted under a dumb law and I would say that regardless of political party affiliation. He's going to jail for a victimless crime and a paperwork technicality.  While I understand the rules and the rules and no politican is above the rules I will not hesitate to say: the rules are dumb.
 
2013-08-14 06:04:23 PM  
Court filings show Jackson used donors' money as his own, spending lavishly on luxury goods and services, including a $43,350 gold-plated men's Rolex watch, $5,687 for a "holistic retreat" in Martha's Vineyard and more than $5,000 on capes and fur parkas...

Another left wing nut looking out for the little guy's..... wallet.


$5,687 for a "holistic retreat
^ Party of Pro science

$5,000 on capes and fur parkas.
^ Party of Animal rights and opposing animal cruelty.
 
2013-08-14 06:07:09 PM  

Bonzo_1116: rickythepenguin: YOUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVVVVVVVVVE GOT
TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I IIIIME!!!

/I hate how much i love this show

When are the next episodes coming out?  We watched them all over a couple of days in a massive vicodin haze.


Not sure, but man what a great send-off for the first season.  Cute show and well made, Netflix is winning.
 
2013-08-14 06:08:56 PM  

OnlyM3: Court filings show Jackson used donors' money as his own, spending lavishly on luxury goods and services, including a $43,350 gold-plated men's Rolex watch, $5,687 for a "holistic retreat" in Martha's Vineyard and more than $5,000 on capes and fur parkas...
Another left wing nut looking out for the little guy's..... wallet.

$5,687 for a "holistic retreat

$5,000 on capes and fur parkas.


worlddan: victimless crime and a paperwork technicality

 
2013-08-14 06:10:14 PM  
Two episodes left to watch of that show. farking HOOKED.
 
2013-08-14 06:11:01 PM  
i came in here hoping this was about Jesse Jackson finally getting arrested for being a fraudulent shyster...
 
2013-08-14 06:11:24 PM  
Orange...................orange!.................

Aquarius. The best song ever by Boards of Canada. lol
 
2013-08-14 06:12:06 PM  

DerPups: i came in here hoping this was about Jesse Jackson finally getting arrested for being a fraudulent shyster...


I see what you did there.
 
2013-08-14 06:15:41 PM  
So he's joining the cast of Jersey Shore?
 
2013-08-14 06:16:06 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: OnlyM3:

$5,687 for a "holistic retreat

$5,000 on capes and fur parkas.

worlddan: victimless crime and a paperwork technicality


Touche. You're correct. I forgot about the animals killed in this orgy of madness, not to mention the death of common sense. A "holistic retreat", the gumption!
 
2013-08-14 06:18:00 PM  
Now if only his daddy would get sent to prison for doing his shakedowns among other things.
 
2013-08-14 06:19:33 PM  

iheartscotch: I have a question. Why would you reelect a representative to congress that was notibly absent for most of their term?


Because then they'll do less damage
 
2013-08-14 06:21:08 PM  

worlddan: Red Shirt Blues: OnlyM3:

$5,687 for a "holistic retreat

$5,000 on capes and fur parkas.

worlddan: victimless crime and a paperwork technicality

Touche. You're correct. I forgot about the animals killed in this orgy of madness, not to mention the death of common sense. A "holistic retreat", the gumption!


I wonder if it would be a "victimless crime" if I emptied your bank account to get my happy endings.

/Are you seriously trying to be dismissive about grand theft?
 
2013-08-14 06:22:39 PM  

itsaidwhat: Is that another Illinois politician going to jail? Anyone counting?


Next up:

imageshack.com
 
2013-08-14 06:24:30 PM  
The Man is always trying to keep a brother down.
 
2013-08-14 06:26:09 PM  
35 years ago this could have been obama.
 
2013-08-14 06:26:41 PM  
So the judge is kind enough to stagger their sentences so there will be one at home to take care of the kids?


How compassionate.
 
2013-08-14 06:26:44 PM  
The scumbag doesn't fall too far from the tree.
 
2013-08-14 06:28:10 PM  
Adolf Oliver Nipples:

/Are you seriously trying to be dismissive about grand theft?

There was no theft. The people gave him the money willingly and freely. It is only theft because the law in IL says that campaign money can be /spent/ only on certain things. I think that law is dumb. A political candidate should be able to spend money that is given to them freely and willingly however they like.  If people don't want him to spend it on fur coats, they don't have to give him the money.

As I said, this is isn't a party issue for me but public policy. I think the law he was convicted under is dumb public policy.
 
2013-08-14 06:29:00 PM  
In 2005, when Obama began serving in the U.S. Senate (and his daughters turned 4 and 7), he and his wife were earning a combined annual income of $479,062. Barack Obama was paid a salary of $162,100 by the U.S. taxpayers, and Michelle Obama was paid $316,962 to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.

$316,962? is that what Community Affairs jobs generally pay?
 
2013-08-14 06:31:05 PM  

worlddan: Adolf Oliver Nipples:

/Are you seriously trying to be dismissive about grand theft?

There was no theft. The people gave him the money willingly and freely. It is only theft because the law in IL says that campaign money can be /spent/ only on certain things. I think that law is dumb. A political candidate should be able to spend money that is given to them freely and willingly however they like.  If people don't want him to spend it on fur coats, they don't have to give him the money.

As I said, this is isn't a party issue for me but public policy. I think the law he was convicted under is dumb public policy.



I disagree. I think it is a good law. After all, we're talking Chicago.
 
2013-08-14 06:39:24 PM  

iheartscotch: I have a question. Why would you reelect a representative to congress that was notibly absent for most of their term?


Why would someone reelect a representative who believes that the world is only 6000 years old, or that America needs to be defended from Sharia Law? People do it all the time. Stupid people vote for other stupid people - often just because it's the name they know.
 
2013-08-14 06:43:14 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: itsaidwhat: Is that another Illinois politician going to jail? Anyone counting?

Next up:

[imageshack.com image 308x270]


Must have been a mortifying moment for you - no wonder you hate Obama.
You little trailer park bastard, you. :D
 
2013-08-14 07:03:47 PM  
IMOKWITHTHIS.jpg

He got busted for behaving like a Sparkling Wiggle.

Nice fedora, PIMP.
 
2013-08-14 07:13:43 PM  
He spent lavishly on "capes and fur parkas".
/stereotypes reinforcing themselves
 
2013-08-14 07:16:05 PM  

WTP 2: 35 years ago this could have been obama.




Came for this.

Leaving sickened.
 
2013-08-14 07:28:07 PM  

armor helix: He spent lavishly on "capes".


Did anybody ever see him at his job during the day?

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-14 07:54:11 PM  

worlddan: Adolf Oliver Nipples:

/Are you seriously trying to be dismissive about grand theft?

There was no theft. The people gave him the money willingly and freely. It is only theft because the law in IL says that campaign money can be /spent/ only on certain things. I think that law is dumb. A political candidate should be able to spend money that is given to them freely and willingly however they like.  If people don't want him to spend it on fur coats, they don't have to give him the money.

As I said, this is isn't a party issue for me but public policy. I think the law he was convicted under is dumb public policy.


I guess you don't understand the whole idea of fiduciary responsibility. The people didn't give him that money willingly and freely for his own personal use and benefit; they gave him that money in trust to run his campaign with. There is a HUGE difference there, which is why the law exists. There is an implied contract between a person running for office and his political donors, that any moneys given to him for purposes of acquiring office will be used for same.

Now the law recognizes that while running for office, a politician may not have time to work, and may need to divert some of the money to live on, or for purposes not clearly related to actually running for office--those are the "gray areas" referred to in the article. A $43K Rolex watch and a personal retreat on Martha's Vineyard do not qualify (although paying for dry-cleaning might).

If your idea is, as it seems to be, that someone can claim to run for office, and then use the money he or she is given for any old purpose and not have to account for it, I'd be fascinated to know why you don't feel that is theft by deception when they pocket millions of dollars and walk away after the election saying "Hey, you gave me this money, you didn't say I had to DO anything for it."
 
2013-08-14 08:02:54 PM  

OnlyM3: $5,687 for a "holistic retreat
^ Party of Pro science

$5,000 on capes and fur parkas.
^ Party of Animal rights and opposing animal cruelty.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-14 08:05:53 PM  
Anyone else feel like his sentence was too lenient?  30 months?  Pshhh
 
2013-08-14 08:20:41 PM  

kortex: Anyone else feel like his sentence was too lenient?  30 months?  Pshhh


About 3-4 months will be reduced for good behavior, then the last six months in a halfway house, so only 20-21 months in a minimum security prison camp.
 
2013-08-14 08:22:40 PM  
Good headline, subby.

I want more shows on Netflix too. We burned through those like a ...thing that was hot and burning stuff.
 
2013-08-14 08:22:43 PM  

kendelrio: So the judge is kind enough to stagger their sentences so there will be one at home to take care of the kids?


How compassionate

elitist.

ftfy
Considering that the average Joe blow would have had the kids removed from the home while both parents went to jail. Or the Judge is just sucking up and hoping for a payoff down the road.
 
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