Rangel’s walkout no reason to delay ethics case

For months, U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-NY, has been demanding quick action on the 13 ethics charges against him.

Today, when eight of his congressional colleagues finally began a public hearing into the charges against Rangel, the congressman changed his mind. Forty minutes into the proceedings, he demanded a delay until he could raise more money to hire attorneys.

When the panel refused his request, Rangel walked out, and the proceedings continued.

Rangel has already spent almost $2 million in legal fees on the case. Postponing the proceeding while he raises another million — and who would he raise it from? — means it would be delayed indefinitely. Since the facts in the case are not in serious dispute, and since Rangel’s expulsion from the House is not among the punishments being considered, the panel has every right and indeed the obligation to finish its job.

“Retention of counsel is up to the respondent,” as panel chairman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., correctly observed.

275 comments Add your comment

Mick

November 15th, 2010
11:54 am

Rangel, an example of a professional politician who just can’t give it up and move on to a life without being in congress.

Bosch

November 15th, 2010
11:58 am

Dang, I guess Paul was right — Rangel IS a crook.

Guy Incognito

November 15th, 2010
12:02 pm

Everytime I start to think you’ve gone completely over the left-edge, JB, you manage to demonstrate a modicum of common sense

md

November 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

“Since the facts in the case are not in serious dispute, and since Rangel’s expulsion from the House is not among the punishments being considered”

And there in lies the problem…………………when did “we” lower our standards??

DannyX

November 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

Rangel should have resigned his seat, moved to Georgia and run for Governor. Would have been the best way to salvage his career.

Tommy Maddox

November 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

“I hear that train a coming…”

Normal

November 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

If we got rid of all the ethically challenged men and women in Congress,
we wouldn’t have a Congress, but we could have a hellava good cleaning of the joint.

rangler

November 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

Just go ahead and hang the dude geesh

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

Well, this is what happens when you let one of Those People be in Congress. They should of done to him what our brave GA house done to this Julian Bond back in the good old days—just refuse to let him be in there. The libruls never learn. They come in here and try and change our good GA way of life, and now you see what happens.

And why ain’t Sister Dusty working today? Seems like she’s been all over the blogs. Maybe her boss finally got smart. I know I wouldn’t want her looking at my blood or pee thru a microscope thingy.

Carry on everybody.

Bosch

November 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

DannyX,

He would have needed to switch parties first, but yeah, then he’d have won.

DannyX

November 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

“And there in lies the problem…………………when did “we” lower our standards??”

Two short weeks ago when we elected Deal.

Normal

November 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

First Rangel, then Deal…

Normal

November 15th, 2010
12:09 pm

Redneck,
I hear that Rangel is a Black Panther, too…

Dusty

November 15th, 2010
12:09 pm

Boschie,

Better be careful what you say. Rangel is a DEMOCRAT. You will get thrown out of the morning club here if you don’t watch out. Bookman is just acting “broadminded” here. It won’t last.

PS I already explained previously that Saddam was not a terrorist, etc. etc. . Just acting like one. Bite Boschie, puppies, bite ‘em!!

Now……. off to see that lovely terrorist, the dentist! Bye…

Jimmy62

November 15th, 2010
12:19 pm

Redneck,
Your mocking racist rants are far beyond pretty much anything I’ve heard from even the most ignorant backwater fool. I’m beginning to think you are the real ignorant fool, not the people you are mocking with your false assumptions about how they think. We would all love your input, maybe you can come up with something that’s actually useful and incisive rather than your boring redneck retread of an 80 year old joke.

@@

November 15th, 2010
12:19 pm

Aye-up!

They’re lining up members of the CBC for ethics violations. It’ll be interesting to watch the backlash.

Clyburn’s been told to sit in the back of the bus, and members of the CBC will be thrown under it.

The moment for which I’ve been waiting. A Democratic Party divided on the issue of race.

Bosch

November 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

“You will get thrown out of the morning club here if you don’t watch out.”

Oh, no, it’s okay Dusty — see, me and Jay often speak out against Democrats — it’s okay in our club to do it — I know that’s kind of foreign to the members of your club. You might wanna try it sometime!

:-)

Normal

November 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

Normal

November 15th, 2010
12:23 pm

Jeff is goofing off again

November 15th, 2010
12:30 pm

What’s interesting to watch are the people trying to defend his actions. He can play the system for all its worth and hide behind the term ‘racism’ when its convenient for him to do so.

Granny Godzilla

November 15th, 2010
12:31 pm

Rangel is a crook.

Send him packin’.

TnGelding

November 15th, 2010
12:32 pm

I got on his mailing list some way and advised from the beginning that it was time to retire. Like many others the power got to him. Sad, really, he was a true Amweican success story.

Rent-A-Tent

November 15th, 2010
12:33 pm

If Rangel had just left and moved on to being a governor, everything would be just fine for him now.

JDW

November 15th, 2010
12:35 pm

If old Charlie had been smart he would have delayed until the first of the year when the Repugs roll back the ethics rules……

http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/rules-of-the-game/boehner-walks-tightrope-on-reform-20101115

BADA BING

November 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

He was right to walk out. It was an Ethics meeting. You would need to have ethics to attend.

@@

November 15th, 2010
12:38 pm

Jeff:

Don’t know if your 12:30 was intended for me or not, but rest assured, I’m not condoning Rangel’s wrongdoings. Rangel’s ethics have been under question for some time now. Only now has it become stylish…in vogue…whatever…to call them into question?

I can’t help but recall how Obama touted his push for ethics reform in Illinois. Funny thing is, it went nowhere until his presidential campaign got under way. It was only then that he pressed Emil Jones (his political mentor) to step out of the way and let it move forward.

First up to be netted? Blago.

WillieRae

November 15th, 2010
12:39 pm

Charlie Rangel’s financial dealings have damaged our county, the House of Representatives and the Democratic Party. To the degree that groups within the party allow Rangel to become their symbol, association with Rangel will damage them too.
The right choice is to step away from Charlie and let him fall. Send a clear signal that his conduct is unacceptable whether you are R or D, B or W.

jconservative

November 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

So he gets to keep his seat regardless.

Why did he even fight the charges and waste $2 million on lawyers?

The people in his district are like the people in Deal’s state, they will elect him regardless.

Is this a wonderful country or what?

Normal

November 15th, 2010
12:45 pm

BADA BING

November 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

:D

MPercy

November 15th, 2010
12:51 pm

Guy Incognito–As always, you’ve gotta keep an eye on Jay, because he has a tendency to be among the most reasonable folks from the left side of the divide at calling a calling a fig a fig, and a trough a trough.**

** I hesitated to use the more common expression, lest I be called a racist, despite the fact that at least according to wikipedia “the phrase predates [by several hundred years, if not almost 2000 years] the use of the word “spade” as an ethnic slur against African-Americans, which was not recorded until 1928; however, in contemporary U.S. society, the idiom is often avoided due to potential confusion with the slur.”

Speaking of racially tinged topics, I’m surprised Ms. Tucker didn’t lead with this story, as it would have given her a chance to trump up more race-card drivel. Maybe she couldn’t find anyplace to cut&paste from?

Paul

November 15th, 2010
1:04 pm

I guess reality finally hit him.

Sad, really.

Paul

November 15th, 2010
1:06 pm

Oh, and I imagine Spkr Pelosi wants this done, now. Last thing she wants is a note in a couple months that reads “I drained your swamp. No thanks necessary, John Boehner.”

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2010
1:06 pm

Since I have to think of something on-topic to say: Yes, Rangel certainly appears to be continuing to play this like a guy caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

The first time I heard him confronted with the specifics of the ethics charges, months back on a NYC-based NPR affiliate’s talk show, he was both defensive and thin-skinned, and that hasn’t really changed much.

Jefferson

November 15th, 2010
1:12 pm

He’s a funny guy.

AmVet

November 15th, 2010
1:13 pm

Rangel should have resigned his seat, moved to Georgia and run for Governor. Would have been the best way to salvage his career.

LOL, DannyX. But ONLY as a Republican.

The slimier, the more crooked and cowardly (think Saxby), the better.

These Georgia Republiconned would vote for a Nazi impersonator if he promised to cut their taxes!

Teller of Truth

November 15th, 2010
1:15 pm

Hey what’s even neater about this thief is he used money from a PAC. Guess what, that’s illegal too. He needs to be made an example of and his ass thrown in jail for 10 years. And they should do the some to Boxer. Quick, someone scream racism. The famous African American answer when accused of something. It wasn’t me or the white man made me do it. Boot this egomaniac who thinks he’s above the law.

jm

November 15th, 2010
1:20 pm

I’m ready for Mr. Smith. A few simple minded folks could run Congress better than the current lackeys. This is not an argument for Sarah Palin. But people shouldn’t be turned off by electing people other than supposedly prestigious Nobel Prize winners, Harvard grads, and those wandering around with Doctorates.

A bit of common sense is utterly lacking in the D party in particular. And to a lesser degree, in the R party.

joeybiden

November 15th, 2010
1:23 pm

bookman, how about a story on why it took you idol, nancy pelosi, several years of investigation before bringing charges???

jm

November 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

Toss the bums out and start over. Next election cycle, just vote out every damn incumbent. The current lot is rotten…

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

When the full hearing is complete, the only thing that will come out of this case is the Repubs wanted to use Rep. Rangel (D-NY) and Rep. Waters (D-CA) as trophies.

Neither will be convicted of a serious crime

In the case of Rep Rangel, the charges have been delayed for more than 2 years, giving the Repubs time to coordinate the spectacle with the election.

Bosch

November 15th, 2010
1:32 pm

joeybiden,

Or better yet, why don’t YOU start your own blog and write about it?

AmVet

November 15th, 2010
1:34 pm

Teller of Penn @1:15,

You alone seem really hung up on the racial aspects of this.

Hmmmm. I wonder why that is?

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

The Rangel case points out how unethical the Repubs are. Rep. Rangel has rental property in the Dominican Republic and the rules about rental income is very cloudy. His CPA completed a forensic audit and completed his taxes. Mr. Rangle was not comfortable with the outcome and hired another CPA to investigate how taxable income from the Dominican Republic is treated. The new CPA found that taxes should be paid on $35,000 because of the way the rules are structured. Rep. Rangel turned this information into the House himself in 2007 and asked for an ethics hearing to resolve the matter. The Repubs on the committee refused to bring the charges to the full committee.

BADA BING

November 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

rangel didn’t have a defense. He is doing this so it will later appear that his rights have been violated. He is trying to get by on a technicality.

barking frog

November 15th, 2010
1:40 pm

the 2012 campaign kicks into gear….

Guy Incognito

November 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

MPercy

To paraphrase Sun Tzu, and later Machiaveli………”Know thy enemy.” And, “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
It’s the only way to justify reading CT, and to a lesser extent, JB

Paul

November 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

Jackie

Republicans don’t control the committee. Democrats do. They set the timetable.

“is the Repubs wanted to use Rep. Rangel (D-NY) and Rep. Waters (D-CA) as trophies.

Neither will be convicted of a serious crime ”

Democrats brought the charges. And what, exactly, when it comes to Congressmen and the public trust, is a crime that is not ’serious’?

“His CPA completed a forensic audit and completed his taxes.”

Forensic audit? Rep Rangel died?!!?

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
1:45 pm

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
1:49 pm

@Paul

The committee is split evenly, 4 Repubs and 4 Dems with a requirement that a majority rules. A dissent by the 4 Repubs held up negotiation until after the election. Keep in mind, Mr. Rangel brought this to the committee.

Check out the accounting term for a forensic audit. It may be instructive.

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/nyc/rep-charles-rangel-ethics-charges-deal-20100729

marky mark

November 15th, 2010
1:51 pm

Amvet, you just proved Godwins Law again….thanks…

marky mark

November 15th, 2010
1:54 pm

God, Jackie, what world do you live in? Charlie Rangel and his committee WROTE the dang tax laws. He knows what the rules are. The only thing I have ever agreed with Charlie Rangel on is I agree we should have 2 years of compulsary service for all Americans. That makes all races and classes mix and deal with each other and we all learn a lot. He was in the military, and I agree with his views on this subject. Other than that, Mr Rangel has acted like he was above the law for years, in my estimation.

stw

November 15th, 2010
1:58 pm

Jay: Why don’t you tell us how you feel about this crook? I’m sure if he would have been a Republican you’d have had plenty of condemnation…

BIG Nick

November 15th, 2010
1:58 pm

Rangel should have “walked out” in handcuffs…

BIG Nick

November 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

@STW….ABSOLUTELY!

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 15th, 2010
2:01 pm

TESSIO – tell Mike it was only business. I always liked ‘im.
HAGEN – he understands that.
TESSIO – Tom, can you get me off the hook? For old time’s sake?
HAGEN – Can’t do it Sally

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
2:02 pm

@marky mark

Apparently I live in a world where I do not look at everything through tainted glasses. You disagree with Mr. Rangle because he is a Dem where I could disagree with you because you are using information that is not factual.

If you have a CPA doing your taxes, would you not believe those taxes have been completed correctly? Are you a CPA and/or tax attorney?; have you ever been audited by the IRS?

I would venture to say, if you have ever itemmized deductions and /or get paid by 1099, you have been audited? So, where does your universe end?

AmVet

November 15th, 2010
2:04 pm

marky, you’re welcome. Just doing my part for truth, justice and the American way!

The new George W back in the public eye thing is truly getting hysterical.

And if you thought he was a buffoon while in office, oh my goodmess, the behind the scenes stuff makes that public clown look positively capable!

I may buy his memoirs just to add to the books on comedy that I have…

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

Wonder why no Repubs have been brought up on ethics charges? Here is one example.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/29/AR2009102904699.html

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

@marky mark

Still wandering around in the world of half-truths and innuendo?

Jay

November 15th, 2010
2:09 pm

STW, I’ve made my feelings about Rangel’s behavior known repeatedly, going back years now.

Paul

November 15th, 2010
2:12 pm

Jackie

re definition of forensic accounting – I know. My son has a Master’s degree in it. Just havin’ a bit of fun –

Regarding all the other stuff – I think laying it all at the feet of Republicans is pretty partisan. For all her footdragging, Spkr Pelosi’s been pushing this forward.

Doggone/GA

November 15th, 2010
2:12 pm

“I’ve made my feelings about Rangel’s behavior known repeatedly, going back years now”

And even if you hadn’t…I would have thought just the title above would answer STW’s questions.

Chris D.

November 15th, 2010
2:14 pm

Besides…This was jusrt another delay Tactic from Rangel. Who had said HE would be representing HIMSELF during the hearing…Then the day of, he complains he DOESN’T have representation?

Chris D.

November 15th, 2010
2:16 pm

So Jay…from here on out, whenever you have anything to comment on about republicans, if you have already made your feelings known repeatedly before, you will NOT be rehashing the same things OVER & OVER again then? This is quite refreshing news!

Jackie

November 15th, 2010
2:18 pm

@Paul

You are usually precise and on point with your argument; didn’t know if you were kidding or not.
This sordid mess has been going on too long and cost too much political capital. It should have been settled 3 years ago. The tax laws are so complicated, NO ONE can wade through them with grief.

AmVet

November 15th, 2010
2:21 pm

This was jusrt another delay Tactic from Rangel.

Or, Chris D, maybe it was just anther Delay tactic from Rangle. (get it?)

Yet another quasi money-launderer in Congress…

Paul

November 15th, 2010
2:29 pm

Jackie

Yeah, a long time ago RW-(the original) pointed out it’s good to put “sarc” or some such after some posts. The written form here just doesn’t always convey intent.

As I said in my first post, it’s a sad situation. It so often happens that those who’ve had a career of great service go out with some bitterness. Happens in public life, happens in private business.

To your point about the tax laws – that’s a true statement. Money magazine used to have a yearly article where they’d give one family’s income to a group of tax planners and report how widely the tax calculations varied. And those weren’t complicated situations.

But for all its faults, I’m afraid it’s the code we’re stuck with. For all the talk about fair/flat/whatever, it misses the essential elements of the Code: to dispense favors, reward special interests and exercise political power.

marky mark

November 15th, 2010
2:36 pm

Jackie…I am not looking at everything thru tainted glasses and I dont give a !@!!# whether he has an R or D after his name…and most posters will tell you that that have read my posts in the past. And I went to college to be an accountant and worked as such for many years even though I am not in that profession anymore. But did you miss that HIS committee wrote the tax laws? HE directed more tax laws written than any other person in government. And then he pleads IGNORANCE of the law? Are you kidding me? And I didnt see where you responded to the poster who called YOU out for saying the republicans are behind all this. Democrats, super majority, remember? He was too corrupt for his own members to ignore it any more, and he became a political liability. Plain and simple. Believe it or dont.

JKL2

November 15th, 2010
2:40 pm

Can we get a second on term lilits now?Send these old crooks packing before they get senile like this.

Doggone/GA

November 15th, 2010
2:42 pm

“Send these old crooks packing before they get senile like this.”

We already have term limits…they’re called “elections”

Southern Comfort

November 15th, 2010
2:43 pm

yeah.. yeah.. yeah..

Dick Cheney is evil and Rangel is a crook!!!
Whoop dee doo… What else is new?

@@

November 15th, 2010
2:46 pm

SoCo:

What else is new?

Dick Cheney’s hot?

When was Getalife’s last appearance?

I tend to worry about him.

marky mark

November 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

Jackie, I am reading your link….sorry, but I am not sure how this ties in with “Wonder why no Repubs have been brought up on ethics charges? Here is one example.”. The article is over a year old. The first person mentioned being investigated is John Murtha, (D), now deceased. Democrats were totally in control in October of 2009. Then the list three more democrats and two republicans….what is your point? Not trying to argue, but really dont understand how this is an indictment of Republicans doing something wrong. And since we have never talked before, but I have with amvet, paleo, bookman, bosch, granny, etc. , let me bring you up to speed. I am conservative (fiscally) but I do not agree with a lot the republicans stand for, either. I just disagree more with the left.

@@

November 15th, 2010
2:49 pm

Doggone:

We already have term limits…they’re called “elections”

Those election thingies don’t always serve our nation’s best interests.

marky mark

November 15th, 2010
2:52 pm

oh, and just for total self declaration, I have itemized for approximately 25 years, and13 or 14 of those were either 1099 or LLC. And no, I have never been audited because I was never foolish enough to take deductions like “home offices” even when I worked out of home. I don’t like shooting up rockets and waving red flags at the IRS for a minor deduction….

Doggone/GA

November 15th, 2010
2:54 pm

“Those election thingies don’t always serve our nation’s best interests”

Too bad. My opinion is that if we’re going to have forced term limits, why have elections at all? If it was in my power to do it I’d do away with ALL forced term limits. If the voters are stupid enough to keep electing crooks and fools, then we get what we deserve.

Harry Callahan

November 15th, 2010
2:54 pm

From wikipedia…

“Rangel graduated from New York University in 1957 and St. John’s University School of Law in 1960, then worked as a private lawyer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and legal counsel during the early-mid 1960s. ”

So a St John’s Law grad and former Assistant U.S. Attorney can’t represent himself? LOL…

Montrell K

November 15th, 2010
2:58 pm

Rangel’s getting the shaft from racist Republicans just because he’s a successful African-American speaking his mind. Another example of the powerful white people in government trying to keep the black man down. It never ends.

Billybob

November 15th, 2010
2:58 pm

Where else in the world could Bookman go with this other than what was said? Bookman doesn’t get a moderate pass based on this story, please…..

@@

November 15th, 2010
3:00 pm

Doggone:

With some exceptions, I think most go in with the best of intentions. It’s the power that corrupts. The biggest problem is that little matters are left to become major infractions. Leaving it up to the politicians to police their own is another problem.

Don't Forget

November 15th, 2010
3:03 pm

Rangel is in denial. He won’t survive this. He should just resign. He’s just wasting time and so are we.

Harry Callahan

November 15th, 2010
3:03 pm

AmVet

November 15th, 2010
1:13 pm

Rangel should have resigned his seat, moved to Georgia and run for Governor. Would have been the best way to salvage his career.

“LOL, DannyX. But ONLY as a Republican.

The slimier, the more crooked and cowardly (think Saxby), the better.

These Georgia Republiconned would vote for a Nazi impersonator if he promised to cut their taxes!”

Hey AmVet, you mean like Sanford Bishop? Oh, wait a minute……….

Scandal Widens: Scholarships Went to People Tied to Georgia Democrat
Friday, September 24, 2010
By Ray Henry, Associated Press
Columbus, Ga. (AP) – The controversy over Rep. Sanford Bishop’s decision to award charity scholarships to his relatives has expanded as four more students tied to the south Georgia Democrat and his wife have acknowledged receiving them, as well.

Bishop earlier this month repaid the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation $6,350 to cover the cost of scholarships that he provided to his stepdaughter and niece. The nonprofit foundation receives funding from corporate sponsors to help fund the education of needy students

Doggone/GA

November 15th, 2010
3:03 pm

“With some exceptions, I think most go in with the best of intentions. It’s the power that corrupts”

I still would do away with all forced term limits. Term limits is an endictment of the VOTERS, not the politicians.

Dusty

November 15th, 2010
3:04 pm

What?? I’ve been to the dentist and later picked out wallpaper and there are only sixty three comments? SIXTY THREE? Liberals get real quiet when it is time to indict one of their own. Just no joy in that.

So I have been searchng the news to help Bookman find a new subject (one not related to crooked libs)). Not that he needs any help but…from AJC Business news:

“Provisions of healthcare law taking effect are expected to increase insurance costs by 1% to 2%, a portion of an 8.7% jump in average premiums expected to hit Atlanta’s employers next year.”.

Thank you, thank you, Democrats. Another stimulus, I suppose. Nothing like that FREE healthcare everybody was going to have. This is just the first $$ jump related to healthcare. Now we can look forward to next year.

Harry Callahan

November 15th, 2010
3:05 pm

Representative Bishop’s Democrat constituents voted two weeks ago to send him back again to the United States Congree, by the way.

Sammy

November 15th, 2010
3:05 pm

What no one has mentioned is that to believe rangel doesn’t have several million dollars socked away is naive. But of course, as a congressman he wants someone else to pay for his defense.

Howard

November 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

I’m as liberal as they come but when a professional politician, liberal or conservative, is unethical at best and criminal at worse, he or she should suffer the consequences and Rangle is no exception. Those who abuse public trust for personal gain, and that includes, our Governor elect, get no sympathy from me.

Harry Callahan

November 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

AmVet

November 15th, 2010
1:13 pm

“Rangel should have resigned his seat, moved to Georgia and run for Governor. Would have been the best way to salvage his career.

LOL, DannyX. But ONLY as a Republican.”

AmVet, you want to re-visit that assertion, in light of the Sanford Bishop situation?

Dusty

November 15th, 2010
3:09 pm

Whoops, now it is 83 comments here. Must be accurate about these things what with ethics and all.

Southern Comfort

November 15th, 2010
3:10 pm

@@

They will all be “hot” once they enter the gates of hell. There’s no escaping that final judgement. I feel most of them are corrupt, and we’re complicit because we continually vote for them expecting something different. Kinda like that definition of insanity… Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

Dusty

If my insurance goes up only 1-2% because of the healthcare bill, I’ll be one happy SOB. In the past 3 yrs, my premiums have doubled, and I’m expecting at least another 25% increase this year. The funny thing is, other than the birth of a child, there’s been nothing other than regular checkups filed by either me or my wife. I guess the cost of providing basic coverage has increased on an average of 33% over the last 3 years for me. Go figure…

ken R

November 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

Jackie, does it make any sense to you that Rangle that Rangle would spend 2 million (if it’s true) on legal fees and not pay taxes on 35 Thousand.DUH!

You liberals are real Rocket scientists.

@@

November 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

Again with the TSA pat downs??!!??

When he is taken aside by an official, who informs him he is going to perform a ‘groin check’, Mr Tyner responds, ‘You touch my junk and I’m going to have you arrested.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329923/Passenger-thrown-San-Diego-airport-threatened-fine-refusing-security-check.html#ixzz15OYYZ4za

The only way I could view security pat downs as sexual molestation is if the agent asked me for a date afterwards.

Do doctors still grab men’s groins during physicals? ‘Ya pay a heckuva lot more for that privilege than you do flying.

Weird.

Harry Callahan

November 15th, 2010
3:13 pm

“The slimier, the more crooked and cowardly (think Saxby), the better.

These Georgia Republiconned would vote for a Nazi impersonator if he promised to cut their taxes!””

Silly little AmVet…pretends to be opposed to politicians from both parties, and yet never misses a chance to bash Republicans and give Democrats a free pass. And still hasn’t found the backbone to say whether or not he is a socialist.

TnGelding

November 15th, 2010
3:14 pm

Read it and weep, naysayers:

http://www.ajc.com/business/gulfstream-announces-a-500m-742213.html

Hope the incentives don’t end up exceeding the benefits.

ken R

November 15th, 2010
3:15 pm

Dusty, I can help also, how about the 111 waivers that Obama has given to special interest groups on Healthcare?

Or better yet how about the 150 Million that Hillary has given to a Terrorist organization last week, that one really takes the cake.

Where is Jay & Tucker when we need them?

Scout

November 15th, 2010
3:17 pm

Just one word re: Rangel …………….

DIPSTICK !

TnGelding

November 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

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November 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

It’s harrassment, “plane” and simple. Profile, profile, profile!!! They’re discouragiong patriotic American males, like the ones on flight 93, from flying

Homily Grates.

November 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

Osama Bin Laden is the voice of reason here. he said that Rangel is a dirty rat who should be stoned to death. I see you all agree with the rotten terrorist, (OBL).

I wonder what that means, except that you’re all traitors and losers.

Jefferson

November 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

We have a system, let it work.

jm

November 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

Doggone, why are you so opposed to term limits?