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Charlie Rangel Charged With Numerous Ethics Violations, Among Them Offshore Drilling Tax-Related Kickbacks

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Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:25 | 484537 Rusty_Shackleford
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Maybe we could have David Fiderer do a whitewash of this too.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:41 | 484573 Rick64
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Senate Ethics Committee is the best at this. They can make any dirt totally disappear like majic .

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:04 | 484606 The 22nd Prime
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"Senate Ethics" I'm cracking up...

 

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 08:31 | 485089 John Self
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Rostenkowski redux.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:28 | 484549 traderjoe
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No one cares. It will be on Fox News for one news cycle, maybe. Even the Gulf seems to be fading a bit. Corrupt crony-capitalists/politicians driving our country into a ditch? Not that relevant - I'm going to go watch Hulu on my iPad now. 

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:37 | 484805 ColonelCooper
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More likely, it will be on FOX until they have beaten every last inkling of life out of it.

 

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 11:18 | 485325 Guinny_Ire
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And that would be a problem because you think Rangel is innocent?

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:30 | 484551 New_Meat
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dang, I always thought:

"... that the phrase "honest politician" ...

meant that the pol stayed bought.  Waddya think Timmy?

Guess I'm not so much modern any more...

- Ned

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:33 | 484554 Silver-Is-Better
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Couldn't happen to a more bent pol if you ask me.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:36 | 484561 Mad Max
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Rangel is one of the most corrupt criminals in a House composed almost entirely of corruption (Ron Paul might be an exception).

This is newsworthy, but won't be treated as much of anything.  The corruption permeates the MSM as well.

We are a banana republic.  Probably have been for a while now.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:39 | 484567 Ripped Chunk
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Oh here's a surprise.

Trouble avoided him for years but he was breaking the rules all along. Guess he is not going along with the "new tax package" being drawn up by the Robber Bama team.So the machine discards him.

 

 

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:40 | 484571 NOTW777
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the most ethical pelosi congress EVER

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:44 | 484576 NOTW777
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LOL dems and big oil. how much did BP give obama.

lets hear it, its cheneys fault right.

this could lead to drastic results - charlie could lose his limo privileges for 4 days if found guilty - er that should be "mistaken"

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:58 | 484595 AR15AU
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Nabors...  isn't that one of Cramer's favorites?  

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:59 | 484597 vachon
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Gotta love HuffPost.  By the link labeled zerohedge is a thumbnail of Tyler/Pitt's nekkid torso.  Finance doesn't get any better than this.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:29 | 484657 truont
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Well, Zerohedge iself chose that avatar for its Twitter account:

http://twitter.com/zerohedge

I suspect Marla Singer had a hand in the avatar selection...

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:56 | 484753 carbonmutant
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 LOL

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:44 | 484814 ColonelCooper
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Gayer than eight guys blowing nine guys.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:08 | 484615 The 22nd Prime
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Charlie or Wesley? I think I know who'll do more hard time.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:17 | 484636 Implicit simplicit
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"Charley stole the handle and the train just won't stop going, no it couldn't slow down."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74CoUONXjP4

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:17 | 484637 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Who, this guy?

Rep. Charlie Rangel swears at Jason Mattera over scandal questions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdtFWCrCh0s

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:29 | 484656 The 22nd Prime
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Why don't you mind your goddam business?

Finally some "honest" words from our leaders.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:41 | 484674 Rick64
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  Good video Hendrix

It is our Goddamn business if we are paying for your cadillac and your not paying your taxes yet head the tax writing committee.  Is it a prerequisite to violate the very policies of whatever committee you are a member of?

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:46 | 484678 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Apparently, and now for the question, why?  Do they like cheating?  Or are they so dumb they don't know it is WRONG!

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 09:35 | 485157 Rick64
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Greed .

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:48 | 484749 Miss Expectations
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I'll never get used to THE SMILE (Rangel's).  Jason's I liked.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:20 | 484641 HEHEHE
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Come on man lighten up, he's Charlie!

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:37 | 484726 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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"Heeeere's Charlie, ahahahar!"  Charlie had recieved the invite from Bawknee Fwank to visit the PPT Clubhouse only this morning, but he had nothing better to do than to stop by.  "Gwad ewe couwd madthe id Chahwee!"  No one else was around, and Baknee would be manning the controls for Friday.  BS had considered that this may be a mistake, but Bawknee needed to be thanked for the nice FinReg Bill, and this would be a good way to do it.  Bawknee loved mindless entertainment, as such was the PPT.

"Coumown inthide Chahwee.  Dis ith da wiveen woomb.  Wook at ouw newah couch danks to dee U.TH. Taxpayeths!"  He pointed to a brand spankin' new red white and blue sofa.  "AH, hahah!  Why don't I stretch out, harhar!"  Charlie jumped onto the couch with his wingtips first.  They were covered in mud from the walk to get to the Oak tree, and he dug them into the cushions.  "Oh ewe aw funny Chahwee.  Hee hee.  Funny!"  "F*** yo couch 'Merca!  Buy another one, you rich motha trucka!"  He was tickling Bawknee pink!  "Oooheeheeooo!  Ewe ah so funny Chahwee."

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 11:48 | 490286 Johnny Yuma
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These are awesome! You should have a cartoon made for these! I could picture it on SNL or the Comedy Channel.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:21 | 484642 truont
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With midterms upcoming, the House Dems have had enough of Rangel's extreme example of arrogant and blatant corruption.  They throw him overboard, hoping to save themselves...

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:56 | 484757 carbonmutant
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 He won't be the last.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:07 | 484768 Cpl Hicks
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If that were true there would be a lot of blank spaces on the ballots come November and not just ones that look like " _______-D "

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 23:09 | 484886 Chump
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Maybe, but it's more likely that this will be viewed as just the icing on an already stale and crumbling cake.

Republicans will gain, Rangel or no Rangel.  Then they'll do their typical song and dance, probably get an R in the White House in 2012, screw up royally, then the Democrats will gain, blah blah blah.  The beat goes on.

That's all assuming we even make it to November, of course.

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 08:50 | 485112 RacerX
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+1

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:24 | 484647 LoneStarHog
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He will be on Faux New's Bill O'Really and that tabloid-tv moron can say what he has said over and over when Rangel was on, "You're A Patriot, You're A Patriot"...That idiot would not know a patriot if one bit him in his so-called "Independent" ass!!!

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:29 | 484655 Debtless
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Get Rangle the fuck outta congress - he's an embarrassment.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:11 | 484703 JLee2027
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+

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 07:04 | 485050 nmewn
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Congress must be racist...LOL.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:35 | 484662 virgilcaine
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Were worse off  by 'saving the system'' .. When bernutty says we averted disaster.

For you and your corrupt buddies.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:48 | 484680 sgt_doom
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I've always considered Rangel to be one of the numerous corporate crats who dare portray themselves as "democrats" and "progressives"  -- nothing could be further from the truth.

While I haven't been following Rangel's adventures lately, I recall he pushed through the Singapore Accords, with a hidden clause greatly expanding foreign visa worker numbers.

He was also part of the group back in the late '70s who created, and successfully lobbied for the tax break legislation for corporations which offshored Defense Department work, which prior to that had been outlawed!

And he did this in the name of "diversity" (somehow, to the corrupt politician, punishing Black & White - & Other - workers in the name of diversity is OK, as long as the jobs are offshored!)!

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:11 | 484705 Privatus
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The Democrat got busted for these bribes only because he beat the Republican to them. Not one dime's worth of difference between the parties.

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 03:44 | 485018 dnarby
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Word.

Vote third party.

If you want to waste your vote, then vote for a demorepubicrat.

I prefer the Libertarians myself.

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 11:18 | 485324 Cpl Hicks
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Libertarians?

Who are they?...seriously.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:14 | 484709 King_of_simpletons
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Repubs will bust Dems for ethics violation. Dems will bust Repubs for being gay. The circle of divide and rule continues thusly and the morons (us) masturbate to this orgy.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:16 | 484712 Sqworl
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnVyFsYnyxI

This is the most appropriate political song.

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 03:46 | 485019 dnarby
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Pfft.

Rollins blows that lame shit into smithereens. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaysTVcounI

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:34 | 484731 P-K4
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Charlie needs a few more serious charges to come forth before his name comes before the committee on the Nobel "Piece" Prize, currently Blago and Arminnejad are edging him out.  

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:53 | 484752 Miss Expectations
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EEEE Gads...

Yer a bunch of racists.

(Just wanted to be first, that's ALL)

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:00 | 484764 wcvarones
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Why are you not publishing David Fiderer's opinion?

I'm sure this is all just a right-wing smear campaign.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:08 | 484771 Lord Welligton
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