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(AlterNet)   "Florida Republicans fear they'll be swept up in Matt Gaetz investigation." Gee, if only there were some way to avoid this, such as not being wildly corrupt perverts   (alternet.org) divider line
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2021-04-19 9:40:19 PM  
Translation: They're all guilty, and the evidence trail is going to lead directly to them.

Burn down the GOP.

Peeing on the ashes afterward is optional.
 
2021-04-19 9:42:38 PM  
Swept up, like, "oops, how did that have anything to do with me?"
... or, "oh shiat, they are going to find out about my ping pong basement."
 
2021-04-19 9:52:09 PM  

bloobeary: Translation: They're all guilty, and the evidence trail is going to lead directly to them.

Burn down the GOP.

Peeing on the ashes afterward is optional.


Like hell it's optional. It's a moral obligation.
 
2021-04-19 10:26:34 PM  
All you had to do was not be a pederast
 
2021-04-20 3:51:49 AM  
Like other criminal gangs, you have to commit felonies to be a full member.
 
2021-04-20 4:14:09 AM  
 We all know that Dems also have their share of sex scandals, but the Republicans just take it to another level. The level called "creepy." If this were a one-off thing I wouldn't notice, but it seems to happen very frequently.

But hey, family values!
 
2021-04-20 5:08:02 AM  
Gosh, I wonder if anyone has told Q about this? I mean, a cabal of perverts in Congress, conspiring to hook each other up with teenage prostitutes, this seems so in their bailiwick.

Hello? Hello? Is this thing even on?
 
2021-04-20 5:23:09 AM  
This is why I'll be happy if he never resigns.  It'll be like ripping off a band aid in slow motion.  Plus, it helps feed the media addiction to outrageous stories they got hooked on during Trump.  I'd be happy if well into 2022 they are still holding Congressional hearings about what this doosher did.
 
2021-04-20 6:37:03 AM  

IgG4: All you had to do was not be a pederast


I don't know about you but 18 years old seems plenty young enough.  At this point in my life, 40 years old seems a little on the young side...
 
2021-04-20 7:01:23 AM  

PaulRB: IgG4: All you had to do was not be a pederast

I don't know about you but 18 years old seems plenty young enough.  At this point in my life, 40 years old seems a little on the young side...


It's not the 18 year olds, but the 16 and 17 year olds who are now 18 or in their 20s, which is what happens when you consistently "date" younger girls. And in this case, "date" means "pay for sex, and watch others pay for sex" and take underage girls across state lines specifically to "pay for sex and watch others pay for sex."

What's curious about this, is that Gaetz seems upset that this is an attempt to extort him, and ignoring the fact that IF there was a extortion involved, it still doesn't change the legal aspect of his "relationships." He's still banging underage prostitutes that he's groomed exactly for said purpose. Plus, there's the whole aspect of using campaign finance to pay for his underage prostitutes that he's been grooming for said purposes. And the interstate aspect, which is where the Fed, both the FBI and the Secret Service getting involved because of where the money is coming from, and ESPECIALLY the interstate transport for the purpose.
 
2021-04-20 7:21:08 AM  
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2021-04-20 7:22:29 AM  
fark you, guy. I'm a proud pervert. What I don't abide is pedophelia and human slave trade.
 
2021-04-20 7:23:11 AM  
Why? Is there some reason your name would appear in connection to those investigations?
 
2021-04-20 7:24:24 AM  
discovery??!? b-b-but process crimes aren't fair!

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2021-04-20 7:28:34 AM  
If, as reported, Greenberg was pimping as many as 150 of these young women, it can't have just been Fivehead Gaetz.
 
2021-04-20 7:28:36 AM  

bloobeary: Translation: They're all guilty, and the evidence trail is going to lead directly to them.

Burn down the GOP.

Peeing on the ashes afterward is optional.


No, no it's not.It's mandatory
 
2021-04-20 7:30:48 AM  
Why are more criminals are republicans? Because they can express outrage a republican is being targeted for having conservative values.

They know the republican base is more upset a republican is being investigated instead of a criminal is being investigated/punished. A republican criminal can play the both sides are bad angle to explain away any action they take.

Not sure how America can survive when a party cares more about stigginit to the other side then laws, morals, and ethics.
 
2021-04-20 7:33:20 AM  

Ragin' Asian: fark you, guy. I'm a proud pervert. What I don't abide is pedophelia and human slave trade.


Exactly. A li'l slap and tickle is all in good fun between consenting adults, but the whole Epsteinesque grooming of teen prostitutes is where most folks draw the line. Using wireless payments and keeping trophy pics as advertisements to get kompromat on his fellows...that just gets stoopid.

Records. You don't want those if you're in a conspiracy to regularly break the law.

What's also curious is his floating the idea of an unspecific pardon to Donnie before he left office, and his "whirlwind romance" that got him a fiancee, who conveniently lives nowhere near his home. And that beard has been awful quiet as of late.
 
2021-04-20 7:39:22 AM  

hubiestubert: PaulRB: IgG4: All you had to do was not be a pederast

I don't know about you but 18 years old seems plenty young enough.  At this point in my life, 40 years old seems a little on the young side...

It's not the 18 year olds, but the 16 and 17 year olds who are now 18 or in their 20s, which is what happens when you consistently "date" younger girls. And in this case, "date" means "pay for sex, and watch others pay for sex" and take underage girls across state lines specifically to "pay for sex and watch others pay for sex."

What's curious about this, is that Gaetz seems upset that this is an attempt to extort him, and ignoring the fact that IF there was a extortion involved, it still doesn't change the legal aspect of his "relationships." He's still banging underage prostitutes that he's groomed exactly for said purpose. Plus, there's the whole aspect of using campaign finance to pay for his underage prostitutes that he's been grooming for said purposes. And the interstate aspect, which is where the Fed, both the FBI and the Secret Service getting involved because of where the money is coming from, and ESPECIALLY the interstate transport for the purpose.


You know, it sounds pretty bad when you put it that way.
 
2021-04-20 7:40:20 AM  
What really got me about this, was when the news first broke, and the only accusation was that he dated a 17 year old and traveled across state lines with her to have sex. He immediately started screaming that it was an extortion attempt, and then declared that he never participated in orgies with underaged girls. At that time nobody had said anything about orgies with underaged girls, then a few days later, as more information came out, we found out about his Vemo payments to underaged girls.
 
2021-04-20 7:41:53 AM  

ongbok: What really got me about this, was when the news first broke, and the only accusation was that he dated a 17 year old and traveled across state lines with her to have sex. He immediately started screaming that it was an extortion attempt, and then declared that he never participated in orgies with underaged girls. At that time nobody had said anything about orgies with underaged girls, then a few days later, as more information came out, we found out about his Vemo payments to underaged girls.


I thought he also claimed that he only had sex with them in states where the age is legal.. which is illegal.
 
2021-04-20 7:42:00 AM  
Trump got caught paying for prostitutes and nothing happened.
Gaetz got caught paying  for underage prostitutes and nothing will happen.
The next GOP slimeball will be caught murdering underage prostitutes
...and nothing will happen.
 
2021-04-20 7:44:53 AM  
It would really, really suck if any of these GQP Nazis were not just incredibly stupid.  We'd be really screwed if a smart dictator were to rise up.
 
2021-04-20 7:45:28 AM  
Ha
Schadenfreude
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2021-04-20 7:46:24 AM  
Because they were engaging in the same behavior?

How is this our problem? They did the deed.
 
2021-04-20 7:47:44 AM  
There's nothing illegal about being a pervert. It's the pedophile part that's causing them problems--and I include people who know what's going on and look the other way.
 
2021-04-20 7:47:51 AM  
The games of sleeping with interns and other men's wives when he was a State rep are going to come back and bite some boys on the ass.
 
2021-04-20 7:48:26 AM  
Right. Don't bang underage people no matter how skanky they are. Wait until they are 18 then nobody gives a shiat.
So if you're that stupid to be a politician and to fark a 17 year old you don't deserve power for being stupid.
 
2021-04-20 7:48:28 AM  
Oh dear, wouldn't it just be TERRIBLE if they were found to have been involved and face charges of their own?

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2021-04-20 7:49:09 AM  
"The web of corruption that Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, and [Ron] DeSantis are all wrapped up in is really a web that appears to tie up the entire Republican Party of Florida," said Smith

I sure hope he has a basis to include DeSantis, and this isn't just another 60 Minutes accusation that works to his benefit.
 
2021-04-20 7:51:31 AM  
This whole thing could have been nipped in the bud early if the first person Beavis went to and said, "hey, wanna hook up with a teenage girl?  I *know* a guy." had said thanks but no thanks, then picked up the phone and called the FBI.

But that would require the manliness to do the right thing instead of filing it away for later blackmail of their own, and even worse, accept a short term loss for the overall good of the team.  Or at least not taking him up on his offer.
 
2021-04-20 7:53:49 AM  

FnkyTwn: "The web of corruption that Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, and [Ron] DeSantis are all wrapped up in is really a web that appears to tie up the entire Republican Party of Florida," said Smith

I sure hope he has a basis to include DeSantis, and this isn't just another 60 Minutes accusation that works to his benefit.


I think most of them won't be caught up in the sex part, but their other schemes to make money, like Greenbergs's attempt to use taxpayer money and state resources to mine Bitcoin
 
2021-04-20 7:55:20 AM  

FnkyTwn: "The web of corruption that Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, and [Ron] DeSantis are all wrapped up in is really a web that appears to tie up the entire Republican Party of Florida," said Smith

I sure hope he has a basis to include DeSantis, and this isn't just another 60 Minutes accusation that works to his benefit.


Sorry, but to quote Gandalf, things are now in motion that cannot be undone.  DeSantis is going to be the "competent" Trump for 2024.  Anti-mask covidiots will flock to him (the ones that are still alive, anyhow) and he'll be swept into office (legally or illegally) along with majorities in both houses because Biden had the audacity to not be a republican.  Enjoy the next four years, because they're all we have left.
 
2021-04-20 8:06:11 AM  

Great_Milenko: FnkyTwn: "The web of corruption that Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, and [Ron] DeSantis are all wrapped up in is really a web that appears to tie up the entire Republican Party of Florida," said Smith

I sure hope he has a basis to include DeSantis, and this isn't just another 60 Minutes accusation that works to his benefit.

Sorry, but to quote Gandalf, things are now in motion that cannot be undone.  DeSantis is going to be the "competent" Trump for 2024.  Anti-mask covidiots will flock to him (the ones that are still alive, anyhow) and he'll be swept into office (legally or illegally) along with majorities in both houses because Biden had the audacity to not be a republican.  Enjoy the next four years, because they're all we have left.


Hey now. Turn that frown upside down.
Don't be debbie downer.
 
2021-04-20 8:14:05 AM  

hubiestubert: PaulRB: IgG4: All you had to do was not be a pederast

I don't know about you but 18 years old seems plenty young enough.  At this point in my life, 40 years old seems a little on the young side...

It's not the 18 year olds, but the 16 and 17 year olds who are now 18 or in their 20s, which is what happens when you consistently "date" younger girls. And in this case, "date" means "pay for sex, and watch others pay for sex" and take underage girls across state lines specifically to "pay for sex and watch others pay for sex."

What's curious about this, is that Gaetz seems upset that this is an attempt to extort him, and ignoring the fact that IF there was a extortion involved, it still doesn't change the legal aspect of his "relationships." He's still banging underage prostitutes that he's groomed exactly for said purpose. Plus, there's the whole aspect of using campaign finance to pay for his underage prostitutes that he's been grooming for said purposes. And the interstate aspect, which is where the Fed, both the FBI and the Secret Service getting involved because of where the money is coming from, and ESPECIALLY the interstate transport for the purpose.


Gaetz:  Consequence for my actions?  Daaaaadddy!
Daddy:  Daddy's here.  What's wrong.
Gaetz:  Mean people, daddy!  Look!
Daddy:  Did you do this?
Gaetz:  I don't know, daddy.  Maybe.
Daddy:  Well, son.  This is going to be really bad for you.  I'll send you to a country without extradition but you probably won't be President now.
Gaetz:  You said I could be President!  You promised!
Daddy:  I wished I wore a condom or gone to dirty town.  Sigh.  How does President of Belize sound?  Latino babes!
Gaetz:  I guess it's okay.
Daddy:  Now pack your stuff.  I have to put out a press release that you are going to a special rehab for your problems and that you are totally stressed out about it.  I'll slip in a half hearted apology blaming the victims.
Gaetz:  Thanks, daddy.  When I'm President of Belize, I'll invite you to the White House.
 
2021-04-20 8:17:06 AM  

Great_Milenko: FnkyTwn: "The web of corruption that Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, and [Ron] DeSantis are all wrapped up in is really a web that appears to tie up the entire Republican Party of Florida," said Smith

I sure hope he has a basis to include DeSantis, and this isn't just another 60 Minutes accusation that works to his benefit.

Sorry, but to quote Gandalf, things are now in motion that cannot be undone.  DeSantis is going to be the "competent" Trump for 2024.  Anti-mask covidiots will flock to him (the ones that are still alive, anyhow) and he'll be swept into office (legally or illegally) along with majorities in both houses because Biden had the audacity to not be a republican.  Enjoy the next four years, because they're all we have left.


I know you harmlessly troll sometimes, but I think you are serious here. It is not so much what can't be undone, it is what is not being done right now. We have a now non-protected civilian ex-president that committed treason and is still trying to commit treason, that we won't even bring charges on. Not even this blatantly idiotic Gaetz has been charged with the FBI having had evidence since a year ago, and I bet that he will get aquitted of anything he does get charged with, if he does get charged.
 
2021-04-20 8:19:51 AM  
But all the girls at Matt's teen sex parties put their phones away so they're all good.

/s
 
2021-04-20 8:27:14 AM  
The thing to remember about the Florida Legislator is that it only pays about $30,000 a year, and yet every Republican on it manages to make millions of dollars, despite basically being a fulltime politician, while NPR has ran stories about Florida democrats running Ubers between sessions to make ends meat.
 
2021-04-20 8:27:31 AM  

bloobeary: Translation: They're all guilty, and the evidence trail is going to lead directly to them.

Burn down the GOP.

Peeing on the ashes afterward is optional.


Doing so while dancing in a red dress, optional.
 
2021-04-20 8:30:29 AM  
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2021-04-20 8:32:02 AM  

Great_Milenko: This whole thing could have been nipped in the bud early if the first person Beavis went to and said, "hey, wanna hook up with a teenage girl?  I *know* a guy." had said thanks but no thanks, then picked up the phone and called the FBI.

But that would require the manliness to do the right thing instead of filing it away for later blackmail of their own, and even worse, accept a short term loss for the overall good of the team.  Or at least not taking him up on his offer.


That's not how it works though. They wait until you're drunk then a hot girl in a minidress comes out and gets introduced to you as a "friend" and after a flirty repartee and Patron shots she sits on your lap and whispers about going somewhere more private in your ear and next thing you know you're "in the game" and they can extort you if you ever try to get back out.

You don't go call the FBI because no one makes you an offer. You do it entirely to yourself.
 
2021-04-20 8:39:05 AM  
Remember when Clinton got impeached for having "Not Sex" (totally sex) with his intern and there were all those noises about "the integrity of the office" from the right wing?

I dunno, I just felt like reminiscing. Maybe it's not relevant.
 
2021-04-20 8:41:57 AM  
The republican party has joined the catholic church in being a respected organization with a ton of pedophiles secreted into its ranks
 
2021-04-20 8:45:26 AM  

Surrender your boo-tah: The republican party has joined the catholic church in being a respected organization with a ton of pedophiles secreted into its ranks


Respected?
 
2021-04-20 8:48:29 AM  
First indictment comes down, Gaspedo is going to give up the entire guest list to his little parties.
 
2021-04-20 8:50:47 AM  

stoli n coke: First indictment comes down, Gaspedo is going to give up the entire guest list to his little parties.


So, it's going to be an Epsteinesque suicide then?
 
2021-04-20 8:50:56 AM  

stoli n coke: First indictment comes down, Gaspedo is going to give up the entire guest list to his little parties.


Sounds like Greenberg beat him to that door prize.
 
2021-04-20 8:55:10 AM  

Shamwow: Why are more criminals are republicans? Because they can express outrage a republican is being targeted for having conservative values.

They know the republican base is more upset a republican is being investigated instead of a criminal is being investigated/punished. A republican criminal can play the both sides are bad angle to explain away any action they take.

Not sure how America can survive when a party cares more about stigginit to the other side then laws, morals, and ethics.


It can't, and we are currently watching its demise in not so slow motion. Egged on by Russia, China, and who knows else.
 
2021-04-20 8:55:43 AM  

Great_Milenko: This whole thing could have been nipped in the bud early if the first person Beavis went to and said, "hey, wanna hook up with a teenage girl?  I *know* a guy." had said thanks but no thanks, then picked up the phone and called the FBI.

But that would require the manliness to do the right thing instead of filing it away for later blackmail of their own, and even worse, accept a short term loss for the overall good of the team.  Or at least not taking him up on his offer.


Hey!  I'm not sure I care for your nickname for him.  He's obviously more of a Butthead.
 
2021-04-20 8:57:00 AM  

Armchair_Invective: It would really, really suck if any of these GQP Nazis were not just incredibly stupid.  We'd be really screwed if a smart dictator were to rise up.


Give it about three and a half years.
 
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