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(Talking Points Memo)   Steve Stockan (R - TX) wants you to know that if you've been helping to spread that old booking photo of his around the internet, you dun goofed   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 74
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2014-03-03 08:19:30 PM  
See, if I were running for office it would go a little something like this right off the bat:

"I've been arrested and put in the county jail when I was in my 20's because, like most of us, I was a dumbass in my 20's. I just happened to get caught being a dumbass. I've also picked up fat chicks at closing time, experimented with various illegal substances, drank to excess and puked on somebody else's property. During a period of unemployment, I've fallen behind on my bills. I've wanted to tell the boss to fark off more than once. Hell, I even quit a job without notice one time. In short, I'm pretty much like everybody else that's lived life without having everything handed to them. Any questions?"
 
2014-03-03 08:19:45 PM  
So what Steve Stockman is saying is that he was arrested for a felony in 1977? Why doesn't Steve Stockman just own the fact he was arrest in 1977 for having drugs? I mean, the fact that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for having Valium wouldn't affect my opinion of whether or not to vote for him. Steve Stockman shouldn't be making a big deal about being arrested in 1977. I mean, I've googled plenty of stuff on google, but until today didn't even know that Steve Stockman was arrested in Michigan in 1977. The fact that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 wasn't really a big deal until Steve Stockman decided to put it at the fore of his mind. He (Steve Stockman) obviously didn't think of the Streisand Effect when he decided to go after the people who were talking about Steve Stockman being arrested in Michigan in 1977 with Valium.

Steve Stockman, I have some advice to you about your felony arrest in 1977 in Michigan. That advice is simple: Steve Stockman should embrace his felony arrest in 1977 in Michigan with Valium. Failure to acknowledge, or threatening to sue, anyone posting the old booking photo of your (Steve Stockman) arrest in 1977 in Michigan while possessing Valium is counterproductive.
 
2014-03-03 08:24:07 PM  
That photo needs to be plastered on every light pole in Texas.
 
2014-03-03 08:36:06 PM  

inglixthemad: So what Steve Stockman is saying is that he was arrested for a felony in 1977? Why doesn't Steve Stockman just own the fact he was arrest in 1977 for having drugs? I mean, the fact that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for having Valium wouldn't affect my opinion of whether or not to vote for him. Steve Stockman shouldn't be making a big deal about being arrested in 1977. I mean, I've googled plenty of stuff on google, but until today didn't even know that Steve Stockman was arrested in Michigan in 1977. The fact that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 wasn't really a big deal until Steve Stockman decided to put it at the fore of his mind. He (Steve Stockman) obviously didn't think of the Streisand Effect when he decided to go after the people who were talking about Steve Stockman being arrested in Michigan in 1977 with Valium.

Steve Stockman, I have some advice to you about your felony arrest in 1977 in Michigan. That advice is simple: Steve Stockman should embrace his felony arrest in 1977 in Michigan with Valium. Failure to acknowledge, or threatening to sue, anyone posting the old booking photo of your (Steve Stockman) arrest in 1977 in Michigan while possessing Valium is counterproductive.


Nice.
 
2014-03-03 08:46:59 PM  
img.fark.net

Is this the photo in question? I'm just asking questions.
 
2014-03-03 09:01:19 PM  
Steve Stockman is in a state with a robust anti-SLAPP law, and this threat falls squarely into SLAPP territory. So if he tries it, he better have money ready to pay up.

/He's already suing groups for defamation by telling the truth (that he's been in jail more than once), so I bet that doesn't matter to him that much...
 
2014-03-03 09:06:12 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-03 09:15:21 PM  
I don't think he's objecting to the information about his arrest. I think he objects to people knowing how creepy he looked.
 
2014-03-03 09:20:23 PM  
This is just begging for a quality photoshop contest.
 
2014-03-03 09:55:01 PM  
He also doesn't want to talk about that unfortunate incident in the showers or being passed around for a pack of smokes.
 
2014-03-03 09:58:41 PM  
I couldn't get past the felony arrest for Valium without laughing to hard to read.
 
2014-03-03 10:05:49 PM  

anfrind: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Gotfire: I hate TX politics.   Who gives a fark if he was arrested in 36 years ago for a (dismissed) possession charge?  If that weighs in your decision as to how you vote then you fail as a voter.

If you vote for any of these GOP or Teabagger dickholes anyway then you fail as a human being.

I'm voting for him tomorrow. Him and Cruz together will provide years of Fark headlines!

It's not worth it.




The Democratic nominee is a Lyndon LaRouche supporter, so it's really a toss up.
 
2014-03-03 10:14:31 PM  

SeedFreak: 10, 7, 67, 47, 7.  Sounds like a repeating code from Contact or some other alien movie. Must mean something. Can't we meme him?


If you plug it into google maps, it gives a location in cancun! foreign sleeper agent!!!11
 
2014-03-03 11:02:07 PM  
My question is this: Was the record supposed to be expunged?  Were the charges dropped?

If these are true, then Stockman has done nothing wrong, nor is his hiding anything.

However, it doesn't really matter, because public record is public record. Freedom of speech and all that.
 
2014-03-03 11:04:16 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Dinobot: One one hand, this guy is nuts, on the other hand, he is running against Cornyn... i have no idea whom to support =(

That sounds like a perfect opportunity for a Libertarian to win.


There is never a perfect opportunity for a libertarian to win.  My opinion of course, just happens to be correct. :-)
 
2014-03-03 11:14:12 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: My question is this: Was the record supposed to be expunged?  Were the charges dropped?

If these are true, then Stockman has done nothing wrong, nor is his hiding anything.

However, it doesn't really matter, because public record is public record. Freedom of speech and all that.


It's wrong to threaten to jail people simply because they acknowledge reality. It shows that even as a congressman, he has no grasp at all of what the first amendment is all about.
 
2014-03-03 11:14:41 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: My question is this: Was the record supposed to be expunged?  Were the charges dropped?

If these are true, then Stockman has done nothing wrong, nor is his hiding anything.

However, it doesn't really matter, because public record is public record. Freedom of speech and all that.


Expunged arrest records mean you are allowed to truthfully answer "no" to "Have you been arrested..." type questions on employment forms, applications, and other legal documents.  They mean the arrest  legally is treated as if it didn't happen.  However, it still happened in a reality sense, and saying that it happened is absolutely not legally actionable defamation.  We're mocking him for acting as if it is.
 
2014-03-03 11:15:35 PM  
Remastered and re-relased on its own recognition
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-03 11:27:52 PM  

HortusMatris: Paris1127: HortusMatris: Steve Stockman's arrest record.

/Come at me, bro.

Detective Fattome? Is that pronounced as in
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"fat tome,"  or "it's still fat to me, damn it."

Perhaps it's "fuh toe may"?


"Bouquet."

/saw Mr. Bucket on an old Doctor Who the other night
//he was pretty good actually
 
2014-03-04 12:04:41 AM  

firefly212: Darth_Lukecash: My question is this: Was the record supposed to be expunged?  Were the charges dropped?

If these are true, then Stockman has done nothing wrong, nor is his hiding anything.

However, it doesn't really matter, because public record is public record. Freedom of speech and all that.

It's wrong to threaten to jail people simply because they acknowledge reality. It shows that even as a congressman, he has no grasp at all of what the first amendment is all about.


You misunderstand: I was saying that his opponents were saying he was hiding a criminal record. If the record was to be expunged, then he didn't hide anything.

As for his petulant sue happy comments. Freedom of speech means he can to act like a cry baby. I get to point and laugh.
 
2014-03-04 12:28:00 AM  

Mithiwithi: Expunged arrest records mean you are allowed to truthfully answer "no" to "Have you been arrested..." type questions on employment forms, applications, and other legal documents. They mean the arrest legally is treated as if it didn't happen. However, it still happened in a reality sense, and saying that it happened is absolutely not legally actionable defamation. We're mocking him for acting as if it is.


QFT.  Steve Stockman seems to think that there is an additional magical process that goes back in time and edits the memories of anyone who might have known that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for possession of Valium without a prescription (aka illegal drugs).  The government agencies that would or could retrieve his arrest records cannot divulge that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 with illegal drugs, but everyone else on earth who isn't in that government agency (or those agencies) have no restriction about knowing or telling others that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for possessing drugs illegally.

Steve Stockman's not understanding the laws regarding his arrest in 1977 for possessing illegal drugs makes him rather unqualified for any job as a legislator.
 
2014-03-04 01:04:23 AM  
So the War on Civil Liberties Drugs isn't such a hot idea when a slimebag Republican (but I repeat myself) gets hauled in.

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2014-03-04 01:09:05 AM  

mofa: Mithiwithi: Expunged arrest records mean you are allowed to truthfully answer "no" to "Have you been arrested..." type questions on employment forms, applications, and other legal documents. They mean the arrest legally is treated as if it didn't happen. However, it still happened in a reality sense, and saying that it happened is absolutely not legally actionable defamation. We're mocking him for acting as if it is.

QFT.  Steve Stockman seems to think that there is an additional magical process that goes back in time and edits the memories of anyone who might have known that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for possession of Valium without a prescription (aka illegal drugs).  The government agencies that would or could retrieve his arrest records cannot divulge that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 with illegal drugs, but everyone else on earth who isn't in that government agency (or those agencies) have no restriction about knowing or telling others that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for possessing drugs illegally.

Steve Stockman's not understanding the laws regarding his arrest in 1977 for possessing illegal drugs makes him rather unqualified for any job as a legislator.


Ah, but you see, you cannot expunge an arrest record. The arrest record stays forever and ever, amen. You can expunge the CRIMINAL record, and have removed, sealed or expunged such things as your conviction (if any), your plea deal (if any), the transcripts and "identifying information." There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on the Intertubes about this, and it varies wildly from state to state.

What I do know from my own experience is this: Even if you were never charged, the best you can do is ask to have the arrest record sealed. It doesn't automatically happen. Also, even if you ask to have the record sealed (as Stockman obviously didn't do, because it wasn't), they don't magically erase everything, they just take out "identifying information." So some of it is still there. And finally, your FI (field interrogation) card, is likely still floating around somewhere, as is the original police report, unless you were lucky enough to be arrested in the Olden Days before such things went digital.

Bottom line, as a deputy told me when I was a tiny little ex-felon: Even if your records were sealed, always tell the truth. If anyone asks if you were convicted, say you weren't convicted; but if anyone asks if you were arrested, say you were arrested. Because it's much much easier to explain "Yes, I was arrested for being young and stupid but I got over it," than to explain why you lied about it later on. Right, Mr. Stockman?
 
2014-03-04 08:45:35 AM  

inglixthemad: So what Steve Stockman is saying is that he was arrested for a felony in 1977? Why doesn't Steve Stockman just own the fact he was arrest in 1977 for having drugs? I mean, the fact that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 for having Valium wouldn't affect my opinion of whether or not to vote for him. Steve Stockman shouldn't be making a big deal about being arrested in 1977. I mean, I've googled plenty of stuff on google, but until today didn't even know that Steve Stockman was arrested in Michigan in 1977. The fact that Steve Stockman was arrested in 1977 wasn't really a big deal until Steve Stockman decided to put it at the fore of his mind. He (Steve Stockman) obviously didn't think of the Streisand Effect when he decided to go after the people who were talking about Steve Stockman being arrested in Michigan in 1977 with Valium.

Steve Stockman, I have some advice to you about your felony arrest in 1977 in Michigan. That advice is simple: Steve Stockman should embrace his felony arrest in 1977 in Michigan with Valium. Failure to acknowledge, or threatening to sue, anyone posting the old booking photo of your (Steve Stockman) arrest in 1977 in Michigan while possessing Valium is counterproductive.


Bill Gates was aressted in 1977 in Albuquerque and turned his life around. 
Why can't this fat asshole?
 
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