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(Talking Points Memo)   Steve Stockman: You people are all lying about where the mysterious $350,000 came from, hence the mystery of the money and ultimately, how I have any sort of power   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 78
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2013-12-12 11:21:51 AM  

Linux_Yes: Lots of Mystery Companies paying off Legislators to get Mystery Laws passed.   its called Mystery Democracy.   and Freedom.



'er,  Legislators to be.
 
2013-12-12 11:22:42 AM  

Diogenes: Lost Thought 00: kidgenius: 99% - Ted Cruz

What in Gods green earth does Cruz have to do to score perfect?

Retract his nice comments about Mandela?


This.
 
2013-12-12 11:25:03 AM  

Serious Black: Pat Roberts has a primary challenger, Dr. Milton Wolf, whom the Senate Conservatives Fund has already endorsed in the primary. Strangely, Wolf is Obama's second cousin once removed; I'm waiting for the popcorn to arrive on those ads from Roberts.


It's cool; he WAS related to Obama but they removed the relationship.
 
2013-12-12 11:28:29 AM  
I thought he made it from direct marketing charity "fundraising" to old people with dementia. I'm pretty sure that makes him a job creator, and therefore beyond reproach, so everyone can just STFU already.
 
2013-12-12 11:37:07 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Serious Black: Pat Roberts has a primary challenger, Dr. Milton Wolf, whom the Senate Conservatives Fund has already endorsed in the primary. Strangely, Wolf is Obama's second cousin once removed; I'm waiting for the popcorn to arrive on those ads from Roberts.

It's cool; he WAS related to Obama but they removed the relationship.


Oh, so it's not Facebook official anymore? Yeah, I suppose that works.
 
2013-12-12 11:50:59 AM  
Paraphrasing: "It is completely made-up and the $350K is inaccurate"

Well, which is it?
 
2013-12-12 11:59:47 AM  
Breitbart attacking Stockman is the proof needed to know that they're on the side of Money in the GOP Civil War.
 
2013-12-12 12:04:02 PM  

Saiga410: I actually believe him.  If I was to take dirty money I for sure would have come up with a decent cover story before hand and I certainly would have devised one after being found out.... but this man has done neither so I really cannot think he has done anything wrong.


In the morass of jaded cynicism that is the Fark politics tab, it's refreshing to see such wide-eyed naivete. Bless your heart.
 
2013-12-12 12:16:10 PM  
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Alec Baldwin always does such great character work when he hosts SNL.  Lorne should just make him a cast member.
 
2013-12-12 12:37:30 PM  

kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.


Out of morbid curiosity, I went over to the original interview at Breitbart.com and checked the comments.  They are as hopelessly stupid as you'd expect.

The top rated comment declares it a smear cooked up by the NSA.  The rest are mostly "WHY IS BREITBART DOING THE LIBERAL MEDIA'S OPPOSITION RESEARCH?  BE MORE PARTISAN!!!"

The few reasonable people asking, "Dude, he won't even answer what the hell he does to get paid six figures by a company that barely seems to exist.  That doesn't bother you?" are shouted down as Obamabots.
 
2013-12-12 01:12:18 PM  

kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.


I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. If a lying right wing nut job can't mosey through a Breitbart interview then he's doing it wrong.
 
2013-12-12 01:22:47 PM  

Turfshoe: Is there anyone involved in Texas politics who isn't insane and/or retarded?www.fwweekly.com

 
2013-12-12 01:31:08 PM  

red5ish: kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.

I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. If a lying right wing nut job can't mosey through a Breitbart interview then he's doing it wrong.


Anything like sitting through Chris Matthews interviewing his idol?
 
2013-12-12 01:42:24 PM  
"About that $350,000, too, you can pull the report," Stockman said. "It's like, 'where do they get this number?' It's just like out of whole cloth."

It's be super-funny if the real number turns out to be something like $351,386.59 and they rounded it and that's why he says it's completely out of whole cloth.

Like haggling over the definition of "is".
 
2013-12-12 01:45:14 PM  

karnal: red5ish: kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.

I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. If a lying right wing nut job can't mosey through a Breitbart interview then he's doing it wrong.

Anything like sitting through Chris Matthews interviewing his idol?


Yeah, Chris Matthews talking about George W. Bush was pretty fangirlish at times:

"We were given a rare opportunity to hear the real philosophy of this administration with regard to the war in Iraq. A powerful rendition by the president of why we're there. When he talked about the fact that we can support emerging democracies in the Middle East, and that's the only way we can prevent future 9/11′s, you're getting to the heart of why this administration is fighting that war in Iraq.

"This president is ready to fight like a rock through the rest of his term,"
Matthews proclaimed. "He made it clear that he's going to fight as long as it takes to develop a democracy in Iraq. There's not going to be any change come September."

 "We're proud of our president. Americans love having a guy as president, a guy who has a little swagger, who's physical."

 "Sometimes it glimmers with this man, our president, that kind of sunny nobility."


 "I like him. Everybody sort of likes the president, except for the real whack-jobs, maybe on the left."

"A little bit of Lincoln there, I think,
" referring to Bush finally admitting that telling Iraqi insurgents to "bring it on" in 2003 "sent the wrong signal to people."
 
2013-12-12 01:51:33 PM  

Sgt Otter: karnal: red5ish: kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.

I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. If a lying right wing nut job can't mosey through a Breitbart interview then he's doing it wrong.

Anything like sitting through Chris Matthews interviewing his idol?

Yeah, Chris Matthews talking about George W. Bush was pretty fangirlish at times:

"We were given a rare opportunity to hear the real philosophy of this administration with regard to the war in Iraq. A powerful rendition by the president of why we're there. When he talked about the fact that we can support emerging democracies in the Middle East, and that's the only way we can prevent future 9/11′s, you're getting to the heart of why this administration is fighting that war in Iraq.

"This president is ready to fight like a rock through the rest of his term," Matthews proclaimed. "He made it clear that he's going to fight as long as it takes to develop a democracy in Iraq. There's not going to be any change come September."

 "We're proud of our president. Americans love having a guy as president, a guy who has a little swagger, who's physical."

 "Sometimes it glimmers with this man, our president, that kind of sunny nobility."

 "I like him. Everybody sort of likes the president, except for the real whack-jobs, maybe on the left."

"A little bit of Lincoln there, I think," referring to Bush finally admitting that telling Iraqi insurgents to "bring it on" in 2003 "sent the wrong signal to people."


Interesting read....  Thanks.  I just remember him saying the following about Bush:

He was a rich kid driving his father's car. He got to be President because of his father, let's face it, the same way he got into school and everything else, the same way he got his car probably. But the scary thing about Bush is somewhere he came to meet people like Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby and Paul Wolfowitz and Feith and the rest of them...

The scary thing about Bush is he picked up on -- almost in the way that a hermit crab does -- another identity in becoming President....He became this new scholar of freedom, and he's going to spend the rest of his life selling this stuff. This stuff cost the lives of 100,000 Iraqis, it cost the lives of 4,000 U.S. service people....

The idea that we have some brand new neo-conservative ideology of freedom that's going to bring peace over in that part of the world is not true, and he's still selling it, and that's the tragedy of the last eight years.
 
2013-12-12 01:59:51 PM  

Sgt Otter: kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.

Out of morbid curiosity, I went over to the original interview at Breitbart.com and checked the comments.  They are as hopelessly stupid as you'd expect.

The top rated comment declares it a smear cooked up by the NSA.  The rest are mostly "WHY IS BREITBART DOING THE LIBERAL MEDIA'S OPPOSITION RESEARCH?  BE MORE PARTISAN!!!"

The few reasonable people asking, "Dude, he won't even answer what the hell he does to get paid six figures by a company that barely seems to exist.  That doesn't bother you?" are shouted down as Obamabots.


Wow...the DERP is strong over there.

They're saying that Cornyn isn't a true conservative and an "ally" of the Dems.

"I read Atlas Shrugged once a week, I am a true conservative"
"Nay, I read it once a day. I am a true conservative. Much more conservative than thou, you liberal tool!"
 
2013-12-12 02:19:40 PM  

karnal: red5ish: kidgenius: Ok, if you are a Republican, and Breitbart is calling you out on your possible shenanigans, you might want to take a step back and re-evaluate things.

I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. If a lying right wing nut job can't mosey through a Breitbart interview then he's doing it wrong.

Anything like sitting through Chris Matthews interviewing his idol?


That's completely unrelated. Stockman being interviewed by Breitbart, you'd expect it to be a festival of mutual admiration. Admittedly all of my exposure to Breitbart articles comes via the Politics Tab on Fark, but I've never seen one that wasn't in lock step with the lunatic right wing derp of the day.
 
2013-12-12 02:40:02 PM  

Jaymark108: "About that $350,000, too, you can pull the report," Stockman said. "It's like, 'where do they get this number?' It's just like out of whole cloth."

It's be super-funny if the real number turns out to be something like $351,386.59 and they rounded it and that's why he says it's completely out of whole cloth.

Like haggling over the definition of "is".


The Chronicle says they got the number from a review of his 2011-2012 financial disclosures. I can't find his 2011 disclosure form, but here is his 2012 disclosure form:

http://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial-pdfs/2013/8212139.pdf

Hand-written and hand-delivered by someone in Mr. Stockman's office, it lists his only outside sources of income as stock/investments/royalties from Conoco Phillips, his spouse's income from NASA, and $200,000 from Presidential Trust Marketing in both fees and salary. There is no known entity as "Presidential Trust Marketing", but there are records of Stockman creating a start-up called "Presidential Trust" years ago, but no real records of activity for it that the Chronicle can find.

Also, if anyone didn't know: the Office of the Clerk for the House of Representatives is such a great resource as far as open government. It's easy to pull up House members financial disclosure forms. Meanwhile, with the Senate they claim everyone has a right to view their records... but refuse to put them online and require you to place an in-person request to view them and you better be ready to pay if you want to make photocopies. I don't think they are so bad as to be in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of The Leopard", but if they were I wouldn't be shocked.
 
2013-12-12 02:45:58 PM  

SilentStrider: Turfshoe: Is there anyone involved in Texas politics who isn't insane and/or retarded?


Wendy Davis.


And....that might be about it.
 
2013-12-12 03:56:18 PM  

Lord_Baull: Diogenes: Lord_Baull: Also, I can't decide if this tanks or elevates his Sentate campaign in the eyes of teatards.

Demonizing the liebrul media and sheltering money from the tax man?  I think you have your answer.


Democrats do alleged criminal activity: all democrats are evil for the next 40 years
Republicans do alleged criminal activity: elevated to God status, given kush jobs at Fox News

It's clear which party I should vote for in '16.


sf.densilporteous.com
 
2013-12-12 04:25:36 PM  
"They know what it is. And you can find out what it is. I'm not going to dignify their paper. I mean, they're nuts."


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-12 05:16:51 PM  
Stockman is a big pile of triple strength crazy.
 
2013-12-12 06:20:08 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Diogenes: It's almost cliche to say this with regard to modern politics anymore, but: "It's not the crime. It's the coverup."

Makes you wonder how many scams are active at any given moment that they don't have a defense prepared for some/one of them.

Like you said, if you were running ONE scam, it'd be pretty easy to plan for. If you're running 20, 50, 100?


Journalist: "sir, where is that money from?"
Politician: "I did not know the lady was a prostitute, when I picked her up..."
J: "what?"
P: "Oh! This is not about that thing? Hrmm... Can you repeat the question?"
J: "where is that money from?"
P: "My mother-in-law's estate."
J: "why would you charge consulting fees to your MIL estate?"
P: "Ooooh THAT money... Hrmm I have to go."
 
2013-12-12 06:58:23 PM  
Rachael Maddow asked the central question: Stockman is crazy, but is he too crazy for Texas?
 
2013-12-12 07:54:46 PM  
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"You're not listening to me," Stockman said in response. "I'm telling you that this is something I'm not going to keep going after. They [the Houston Chronicle] know what it is. And you can find out what it is. I'm not going to dignify their paper. I mean, they're nuts. They are wholly crazy about this. And it's why we've been at war with them for 20 years and they're the only paper, I might add, that's printing that stuff."
 
2013-12-13 01:26:49 AM  
You should see the crap he spews on his Facebook page!  It sometimes appears on my news feed somehow.  I'm thinking his press secretary is this guy:

www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
 
2013-12-13 05:15:32 AM  

bluorangefyre: You should see the crap he spews on his Facebook page!  It sometimes appears on my news feed somehow.  I'm thinking his press secretary is this guy:

[www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com image 300x225]


Holy shiat.  He ha a "REMEMBER THE BENGHAZI 4" banner on his FB page.
 
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