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Should family members of Politicians have to report gifts made?
  • Captain_Obvious June 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm #77740 Reply

    What century is better?  18th or 19th ?  What is your favorite dog ?  Is your car considered personal property ?  What if your car is parked in your friend’s driveway ?  Who’s personal property is it then ?  Speaking of driveways, if a neighbor walks on your driveway, can you shoot him ?  Where should I shoot him ?  Give him a flesh wound maybe ?  Speaking of flesh wounds, if I am cut by a homeless person wielding a machete, what hospital should I go to ?  Can we punish the entire shelter for the actions of this 1 homeless person ?  Speaking of shelters, did you know that there are tree-houses in Arlington public parks ?  Crazy, right ?  What’s your opinion of the restaurant in Alexandria banning kids under 18 ?  So 18 year olds can die for our country and vote, but they can’t buy a beer ?

    What were we talking about ?  Should family members of politicians have to report gifts ?  Do you think there should be a camera in every politicians bathroom so we know when they take a dump ?  Do you think they get diarrhea a lot ?  Speaking of diarrhea, did you know that Quiznos makes you have diarrhea for 3 days after you eat it ?

    wimmer201 June 25, 2013 - 3:59 pm #77741 Reply

    Sweet.  My parents had a VW bug too.  But I digress.  What’s this topic about?  What gifts politicians like to get for Christmas?

    Sunshine June 25, 2013 - 4:05 pm #77746 Reply

    CO- You made me snort out loud! I pretty sure all politicians get diarrhea a lot. First there’s a lot of stress and then there are all those mystery meat charity dinners that they go to.

    newty25 June 25, 2013 - 4:49 pm #77754 Reply

    According to the torah/bible, women are property:


    I would say that means wives of conservatives are property but not wives of libs.

    Dezlboy June 25, 2013 - 6:38 pm #77760 Reply

    @C_O wrote, “…..What were we talking about ? ….”

    You had me snorting also!  And what was that you wrote about Alexandria banning kids under 18?  Is this all kids under 18, or just kids under 18 with flesh wounds? Maybe only kids under 18 that can’t stay on their own sidewalk, or who don’t get three day diarrhea? Or can’t spell “diarrhea” ?  I bet years ago, all kids knew how to spell “diarrhea.” See what happens when the liberals coddle kids? They aren’t prepared for the real world. What happens when they eat at Quiznos? Are we going to ban Quiznos?  I heard that the Quiznos in Ballston uses dog meat in their meatball submarines. But only ugly dogs and none that look like US Presidents, except for the liberal ones.

    And, I bet you won’t be joking when the zombie kids under 18 attack because no number of hatchet wounds will stop zombies. I fear the only weapon against zombies are internet trolls. That is a scary scary thought.

    Bluemontsince1961 June 26, 2013 - 6:48 am #77773 Reply

    @Captain_Obvious – Sir, I salute you!  Your posting is on the money and then some!  Or in other words, preach it brother, you got my Amen Corner going (which is a good thing!)! ;)

    @dezlboy – Your follow on to the great post by @Captain_Obvious is excellent!  Bravo!

    Y’all are so bad, you’re good!  Thanks!

    Sunshine June 26, 2013 - 6:45 pm #77917 Reply

    $30,000- Rolex watch anyone? It was “given” to the spouse who gave it to the politician. That’s why family members must report gifts.

    novasteve June 26, 2013 - 7:51 pm #77923 Reply

    30k? I thought 6k. Meanwhile it’s totally cool for democrats to vacation on taxpayer dollars while the public suffers in a crap economy. Notice the revision done today??? Nice that it could be hidden behind the other news.

    Dezlboy June 26, 2013 - 9:54 pm #77929 Reply

    @NS wrote, “Notice the revision…..”

    Yep, and sure noticed you trying to change the subject of the thread again.  Oh you very very tricky one.

    Captain_Obvious June 26, 2013 - 9:56 pm #77930 Reply

    Sure NS, only democrats take vacations on taxpayer dollars, sure.  Easily top 5 dumbest thing you’ve ever said.  Bush certainly didn’t take a lot of vacations, did he?  Fact is, many, many politicians from all political parties do this and they also bring security detail that we pay for.  There are even local politicians that do this to make themselves seem more important, when in fact, no one knows who they are.  Additionally, politicians are constantly wasting taxpayers money, not just on vacations, but to make themselves seem more important.



    http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2012/04/on_confronting_a_gop_hopeful     Yea, Newt travels with Secret Service, which is optional.


    Bluemontsince1961 June 27, 2013 - 6:52 am #77940 Reply

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    Anonymous June 27, 2013 - 9:29 am #77985 Reply

    “30k? I thought 6k. Meanwhile it's totally cool for democrats to vacation on taxpayer dollars while the public suffers in a crap economy. Notice the revision done today??? Nice that it could be hidden behind the other news.”

    Kind of like you try to hide the Rolex scandal in this very same post.

    Nobody is fooled by your act, steve.

    Sunshine June 27, 2013 - 9:44 am #77994 Reply

    I stand corrected about the amount. It was widely reported early yesterday morning as $30, 000- but now it is being reported as $6200-$6500-. But the amount doesn’t really matter. It’s the fact that it was given to the spouse, who then gave it to the politician. What was given in exchange for the Rolex? I mean I doubt someone loves a politician so much that they will just gift him with an expensive watch for no reason. Shady. Very shady.

    Dezlboy June 27, 2013 - 11:12 am #78042 Reply

    If I recall correctly (??) the watch came from a bigwig in the drug company that the Gov’s wife had been shilling for.

    Bluemontsince1961 June 27, 2013 - 11:23 am #78045 Reply

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