Driving Mr. Duke

A few days ago, it was just another DC sex scandal. But now it looks like we may have a congressional Watergate on our hands.

Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a California defense contractor arranged for a Washington area limousine company to provide prostitutes to convicted former congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-Calif.) and possibly other lawmakers, sources familiar with the probe said yesterday.

In recent weeks, investigators have focused on possible dealings between Christopher D. Baker, president of Shirlington Limousine and Transportation Inc., and Brent R. Wilkes, a San Diego businessman who is under investigation for bribing Cunningham in return for millions of dollars in federal contracts, said one source, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Baker has a criminal record and has experienced financial difficulties, public records show. Last fall, his company was awarded a $21 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide transportation, including limo service for senior officials.
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Homeland Security spokesman Larry Orluskie said the department does not routinely conduct background checks on its contractors.

Yeah, that’s right… the Department of Homeland Security doesn’t routinely conduct background checks of contractors hired to cart around high level government officials. As Georgia10 points out on Daily Kos, that’s a scandal in itself.

But it’s gonna be fun to see which other congressmen are caught up in this prostitution ring.

Comments

  1. 1

    Hillary [JCH]Clinton spews:

    [Young black Democrat felons at play……….ENJOY!!!!………………………………………………….A young Black Muslim leader already charged with vandalizing a West Oakland liquor store was jailed Friday for allegedly using his BMW to run down a bouncer after being thrown out of a San Francisco strip club, police said. Yusuf Bey IV, 20, son of the late Black Muslim leader Yusuf Bey, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated assault after he allegedly ran over one bouncer and tried to hit a second…

  2. 2

    dj spews:

    RUFUS @ 12

    “Prostitutes were called interns in the previous White House.”

    …and they get fake press credentials in the current white house.

    One has to wonder whether “Jeff Gannon” was somehow involved in the famous “pretzel” incident….

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    3

    Well you’re onto something interesting there, Clueless. Yes, it’s been obvious for a long time — Fucktardworld is an emotional wasteland. Believing their own lies fulfills a need for these unfeeling retards whose only sexual release is looking at dirty pictures on the internet and jerking off with MTR’s invisible hand. The great thing about the invisible hand is their mothers don’t see them doing it.

  4. 4

    For the Clueless spews:

    This intellectually corrupt syndrome goes back a long way and has been festering for a long time. Nuggets of deceitful, fact-free fantasy get planted in some cesspool like Drudge and then mindless followers who want to believe it start repeating it as fact, and then it gets ossified forever as conventional wisdom and can never be dislodged from their minds. That’s how Al Gore came to “claim that he invented the Internet,” how Howard Dean became a far left radical pacifist, how Jessica Lynch had a heroic shoot-out with Al Qaeda and was then rescued by gun-blazing Marines, how Moveon.org produced commercials saying that Bush was Hitler, how Saddam funded Al Qaeda and personally participated in the planning of 9/11. It’s even how the lesbian, Hillary, killed Vince Foster in order to ensure that their affair (or whitewater crimes or drug-running landing strip) would be kept quiet and, to this day, it’s how Bill Clinton was a wildly unpopular president.

    Soon after 9/11, the Bush movement became driven by much more than a set of political beliefs. It provides its adherents with much more than just a vehicle for political activism. It gives them purpose and a feeling of strength and power that they otherwise lack. In that sense, it is not dissimilar to a religion, and it is therefore unsurprising — but nontheless ugly and destructive — that their beliefs and convictions are not grounded in facts and reality but in a resolute faith that cannot be shaken by facts. Every event is interpreted so as to bolster the faith, facts are disregarded which undermine the faith and fact-free assertions are embraced which confirm the faith.

    -Glen Greenwald

  5. 5

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    APtly named clueless – I can assure you, NYS “as a whole” did not vote against GWB. Loun Giland is heavily kook democratic, but the rest of the state is quite conservative.

  6. 6

    JCHSucksDick spews:

    Gas doubled in price since Bush stole office

    Bush / Cheney are oil men

    GOP has had 12 years in control of Congress and never did anything about oil problem

    GOP has controlled entire federal government for six years and never did anything about oil problem

    GOP gave massive coprorate welfare as payback to big energy

    Cheney had and continues to have secret meetings with big energy yet things only get worse

    Jeb Bush – Republlican – Brother of President G Bush got G Bush to stop drilling off Florida coast in a spot thought to have 1000 times more oil than ANWR

    Nuff said!

  7. 7

    For the Clueless spews:

    19 – NYC, the home of ground zero, voted AGAINST George W. Bush in 2004 as did the State of NY as a whole.

    Wonder why? They couldn’t in good conscience vote for a silver-spoon-in-your-mouth Connecticut boy with a phony Texas drawl.

    Air America just needs more time to find its audience. Wingnut talk radio wasn’t an overnight sensation either.

  8. 8

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    And Air Murka lost their affiliate in NYC too. They will be off the air in the land of Her Highness.

    If librul talk radio can’t make it in NYC, it’s not gonna make it anywhere.

    This goes to show that Murka is NOT a librul country. There are a few cesspools like SF and Seattle, but for the most part, most people in the rest of the country are pretty bright.

  9. 9

    Hillary [JCH]Clinton spews:

    [Dumb ass coomie libs…………It’s time for YOU…………..yes, YOU, to get YOUR checkbooks out!!!!! hehe……………………………………………………………………….Just past its second birthday, Air America, the Left’s great hope to defeat the Right in the talk radio wars, has no reason to celebrate. Winter 2006 Arbitron ratings, leaked to Matt Drudge earlier this week and reported in greater detail by the invaluable Radio Equalizer blog, show Air America registering a weak 1.0 share in Los Angeles, an even tinier share in Chicago, and a catastrophic drop in New York City…

  10. 10

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    @19 WLIB 1099 is alive and well. Care to give A citation, or are you pulling “facts” out of your ass again ?

  11. 12

    Hillary [JCH]Clinton spews:

    And Democrat dumbass liberals wonder why prices for energy are high………..

    Dem energy policy [ex Hollywood Democrats, Kerry and Kennedy’s private jets, 110 ft Chris Crafts, mansions, water craft, and SUVs]
    – tax and litigate as many energy/oil/transportation/retailers/corner gas station owners [ producers] as possible
    – don’t drill anywhere, ingore the Russian drilling in Siberia, but it’s OK for the Chicomms and Cubans to drill 75 miles from Key West, FL because they are sweet and socialist. – blame Bush
    – don’t pursue nuclear power. Jane Fonda’s movie taught all Democrats everything they need to know!! Only the French should because they are socialist.
    – Always blame Bush
    – don’t allow new hydro
    – blame oil companies. Tax them even more. Add 50 cents more in taxes per gallon, then blame Bush for higher pump prices!!!.
    – tear down old hydro
    – blame Republicans. Oil Companies must not show any profits. Profits are evil.
    – don’t allow wind mills if they spoil a Kennedy view off Cape Cod.
    – blame people that drive to work alone. Make them use bikes and/or walk. No horses because of horse poop. Democrat welfare hacks who need to power their 42 inch Sony plasma HDTVs in Detroit, Gary, Philly, and South Central LA are OK.
    – don’t use coal. Coal kills.
    – blame businesses that use energy to produce products or generate jobs. “Guvment” jobs: good, private sector jobs: bad, must tax them until they go away.
    – don’t give incentives to anyone, anywhere to find and develop hydrocarbons. “All you need is love”!!
    – blame capitalists and shareholders of any energy/oil companies for being “greedy”. Russian oil companies are OK. So are Chicomm energy companies. EXXON is a four letter word!!

  12. 13

    Steve Zemke MajorityRules Blog spews:

    Sounds a liitle pathetic – people are without homes from Hurricane Katrina and FEMA is awarding no bid contracts for “limo service” This was after they couldn’t even provide bus service to get people evacuated from New Orleans.

  13. 14

    LeftTurn spews:

    Some more on the Lush Flimbaugh Plea Bargain and by the way that’s exactly what it was a plea bargain. And the money he paid is a fine not a settlement. The right is spinning like a top on this one….

    And remember all of this is contingent on Rush actually completing the full term of supervision. He’ll likely have to check in with a probation supervisor in a regular basis, where he will have to pee in a cup in front of said supervisor for drug testing and monitoring at every check-in. (Just like every other criminal in the probation waiting room. If they make other provisions for him, then in my book it’s special treatment.) The reason you have to do the piss test in front of someone else is to prevent the testee from substituting someone else’s urine for their tainted sample. (Yes, it does happen. Ewww.) He’ll also have to submit to random testing — meaning his supervisory officer can randomly show up at his place of work, at his house, whatever, and make him pee in a cup.

    He oughtn’t be allowed to be in places that serve alcohol without express permission from his supervisor, nor should he be taking any prescription medication without informing his supervisor of it. He’ll also likely have to refrain from having any alcohol or other potentially addictive substances in his home as a condition of supervision. If he does use illegal substances and tries to mask that use with one of the many products on the market that claim to work for that purpose, the testing that is done is designed to also pick up masking agents and their results as well.

    And he’ll be required to check in regularly with his supervisor for a face to face chat, and to ask permission for travel or schedule changes that will take him outside the agreed-upon curfew hours. Just like everyone else. (Or, again, they are giving him special treatment.)

    Should be an interesting 18 months for a man with an ego as big as Rush’s is. This isn’t an easy thing for a true addict to deal with — if he successfully completes treatment and sincerely wants to change, then he will likely make it through. You’ll pardon me if my prosecutor’s skepticism shows through on this a bit — oxycontin is a tough one to get past, and any — and I mean any — usage will get picked up by testing during that 18 month period.

    This crook is getting treated like a crook and I plan to post something on HA every day of the next 18 months to remind the pathetic right that their hero, like their Pretend President, is a crook.

  14. 15

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    Sorry, majority rules still counts in this country. -Commentby For the Clueless— 4/29/06@ 2:30 pm

    Um are you really that dumb, or just woefully uneducated?
    And did you actually look at your link?

  15. 17

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Loun Giland has by far most of the population of NYS. Their kooky politics drives the entire state. I grew up in NYS… I know the politics. I can assure you that there is a huge divide between upstate and NYC. Huge….

  16. 18

    Daddy Love spews:

    HA wingnut response to news of prominent GOP Congressmen acceptying prostitures as bribes:
    “Democrats are to blame for high fuel prices”
    “GOP corruption is just a myth”
    “Rush Limbaugh donates more money to charity than Al Gore”
    “Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton”

    The wingnut agenda:
    1. Lie.
    2. Deny.
    3. Whine and cry.
    4. Go to 1.

  17. 19

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    The station list for Air America:
    http://www.airamericaradio.com/stations

    Would be nice to see fairness in talk radio back. The FCC has been turned into nothing but a tool of moralists cracking down on the likes of Howard Stern.

    As for Congressman Cunningham, it showed that DC can corrupt anybody. I was watching a documentary on the History Channel about Great Dogfiights by American Pilots, including Rickenbacker, one from WWII, Korea, and representing Vietnam, was Cunningham and Driscoll(his RIO). The Vietnam fight was described by Cunningham and Driscoll, and it was hard to believe that this great Pilot could become a Corrupt Congressmember. The F-4 he was flying on that mission was minus the Gun Pod as something had to be left behind to carry both AAMs and Bombs(it was a bombing mission). After they hit the target, they were jumped by North Vietnamese MiGs. He had to dogfight a MiG-17 armed with cannon, with a Phantom only carrying Missiles. The MiG kept trying to close in to shoot, they were trying to get away from the MiGs fire off a sidewinder. It was not like in the movies. On that mission they shot down 3, combined with 2 they already had, made them one of the first Phantom Aces of the Vietnam War. It turned out later that their last kill had been the NVAF’s best pilot.

  18. 21

    JCH SUCKS RIGHT WINGS OFF CHICKENS spews:

    Lies. Corruption. Bribery. And now … prostitutes. Yet, the trollfucks STILL won’t criticize the REPUBLICAN pols doing this shit.

    Blood is thicker than water, eh, trollfucks?

  19. 22

    K spews:

    It’s been a while since I lived in NY, but back then Nassau and Suffolk, the two suburban Long Island counties, were staunchly Republican.

  20. 23

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Daddy – I don’t disagree. I’m just saying that there are strong geopolitical divides in NYS.

  21. 24

    For the Clueless spews:

    33 – reach for the irony meter. The ACLU cares about the civil rights of wingnuts too!

  22. 25

    Janet S spews:

    Have you wondered why the ACLU weighed in on Rush’s behalf? The prosecutor was trying to subpoena medical records with no grounds. In other words, they were out to make a case, and they were going to find evidence, even if it meant intruding on someone’s legal privacy.

    This result gives a private citizen his privacy back and let’s the prosecutor feel like he won something. I find it appalling that the state went after someone with that much effort.

    Rights are only worth protecting if you are a dem. Repubs are slimes and crooks, so who cares if their rights are trashed?

  23. 27

    Daddy Love spews:

    MTR
    Square miles don’t vote. People do. If the PEOPLE of NY voted against Bush, why not just accept the reality of that instead of trying to insist that depopulated areas mean as much?

  24. 29

    RonK, Seattle spews:

    A hopeful nation now watches the news with bated breath, in the hope that investigators will soon announce discovery of the missing blowjobs.

  25. 31

    Proud To Be An ASS spews:

    Janet S. @ 33 above: “Rights are only worth protecting if you are a dem. Repubs are slimes and crooks, so who cares if their rights are trashed?”

    Yes. Essentially true. What’s your point?

  26. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    33

    “Have you wondered why the ACLU weighed in on Rush’s behalf? … Rights are only worth protecting if you are a dem. Repubs are slimes and crooks, so who cares if their rights are trashed?”
    Commentby Janet S— 4/29/06@ 4:37 pm

    According to your own post, the ACLU does.

  27. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    26

    “I can assure you that there is a huge divide between upstate and NYC. Huge….” Commentby Mark The Redneck— 4/29/06@ 3:01 pm

    Yeah — NYC has all the population! Upstate NY is like eastern Washington: Makes lot of noise but can’t elect anybody except the county commissioners and dog catchers because they’re only 20% of the total vote.

  28. 34

    harry poon spews:

    Keep the insane blather comming , Puddwhack. You’re one of the best recruiting tools we have.

  29. 35

    Lee Atwater spews:

    Do these trolls really get paid for this swill they tender here daily? I could do a much better job. I can sell this rightwingnut shit! I don’t even have to believe it…

    Crank up my guitar amp, Percy , and get me a top flight oncologist. I’m back and I mean bidness and guvmint and such!!!!!!

  30. 36

    For the Clueless spews:

    75: McCarthyist reasoning i.e. lunatic.

    By the way, how many days since you’ve been to Free Republic?

  31. 37

    Dan Rather spews:

    Wow GT. That is some hard hitting analysis. I think you have the gravitas to make it in the MSM. Gourage GT, courage.

  32. 38

    Green Thumb spews:

    You didn’t address my point, Rufus. Do you really expect us to take such a ridiculously white-and-black analysis seriously?

    More importantly, are you actually well paid to produce such low-grade propaganda?

  33. 39

    Green Thumb spews:

    My favorite post of the day is Dan Rather @ 9 (Rufus, is that you?). What an amazing piece of work that is.

    Is this performance art? Could “Dan” possibly believe his own words? More to the point, could he and his colleagues at Propaganda Central possibly think this is an effective meme for a non-winger blog?

    This is good news, folks. These guys aren’t smart enough to do effective propaganda. You can feel their fear as they keep on pushing the same old, tired buttons and the magic no longer happens. This is a major symptom of a spent political movement — it no longer knows how to adapt.

  34. 40

    BushWentAWOL spews:

    Don’t you love how the righties get a sudden case of innocent until proven guilty when it’s one of their own on trial? If it’s a Dem he’s guilty before charge, let alone after trial.

    By the way, docor shopping is illegal in all 50 states. It is IN FACT a crime. And Lush Flimbaugh is CHARGED with a crime. He’s been booked like a COMMON criminal. His booking sheet has been posted at HA.

    Any right wing turd who supports Lush in this case better get out there and start defending the 10s of thousands of drug addicts in our prisons that don’t have the political and financial connections to get such a sweetheart PLEA BARGAIN.

  35. 41

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    I’m sure most of you moonbats don’t know this…

    Sundays NASCAR race is from Talledega. Talledega is a “super-speedway” of 2.66 miles and 33 degree corners. The speedway is so fast, that cars are required to have “restrictor plates” to keep the speeds down to safe levels. It makes for great racing.

    NASCAR is the ultimate guy sport because it has:

    1) Speed
    2) Noise
    3) Beer
    4) Lotsa purdy ladies
    5) Shops with the best tools money can buy.

    Tune in. Enjoy. You might even learn something.

  36. 42

    sillyguy spews:

    23

    Left Turn – Care to provide citations for some of your statements like:

    “He’ll likely have to check in with a probation supervisor in a regular basis, where he will have to pee in a cup in front of said supervisor for drug testing and monitoring at every check-in. (Just like every other criminal in the probation waiting room. If they make other provisions for him, then in my book it’s special treatment.) The reason you have to do the piss test in front of someone else is to prevent the testee from substituting someone else’s urine for their tainted sample. (Yes, it does happen. Ewww.)”

    Based your comments above and the rest of comments made by you in your post it appears that you have an intrinsic knowledge of the processes based on experience; were you an active participant?

    Your assumption that Rush is crook only denigrates your credibility. Having an addiction and recovering from it does not make a person a crook. Are you ready to convict many of the homeless in Seattle? Rush did not plead guilty to any charge perpetrated by a left wing prosecutor.

    You need to post everyday in HA what you have done to help people who have addictions rather than condemn them to less than human.

  37. 43

    Dan Rather spews:

    More importantly, are you actually well paid to produce such low-grade propaganda?

    Commentby Green Thumb— 4/29/06@ 6:03 pm

    Hell I was paid millions at one time but that ended a couple years back. Damn Bush economy forced me to retire early.

  38. 44

    Green Thumb spews:

    Let me get this straight, Rufus @ 48. You blindly propagandize for an administration — and a set of economic policies — that have very much been to your disadvantage?

    Why?

  39. 45

    Lee Atwater spews:

    I’m looking for Rush’s actual quotes Sillydouche, so we can satisfy your passion for facts — at least facts that can be twisted to support your beliefs.

  40. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    51

    MTR — yeah, you seem like a NA$CAR kinda guy. So — why should we taxpayers pay for your sport?

  41. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    22

    “thought to have 1000 times more oil than ANWR”

    Hmmm … this seems a bit theatrical as that would be 10 trillion barrels, which is 5 times the world’s entire estimated original oil reserves.

  42. 48

    Lee Atwater spews:

    re 50: Can we quote Rush Limbaugh on what should happen to addicts? I think I’ll find out what he’s said. In Rush, I’ve noted, the quality of mercy is not strained!

    That’s how we talk in the South! “Quality of mercy is not strained”. Get it? Rush ain’t got much mercy for others — just for his own fat addicted boil infested hairy ass.

  43. 49

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kevin Carns @60

    I don’t suck up to royalists so how about if you kiss my cute cottontail!!! And when you’re done kissing it, how about sucking it?? For a good time, call 1-800-BLOWBUNNY

  44. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    47

    “Do these trolls really get paid for this swill they tender here daily?” Commentby Lee Atwater— 4/29/06@ 6:35 pm

    I can’t imagine a Republican do anything free, can you? What a Godawful BORING job they have, like sweeping out horse barns or cleaning Rent-A-Johnnies.

  45. 51

    Anonymous spews:

    NASCAR–where they actually slow the leaders down so the back markers can catch up.

    NASCAR is to racing what Bush is to truth.

  46. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    50

    “Your assumption that Rush is crook” Commentby sillyguy— 4/29/06@ 7:15 pm

    That’s not assumption, it’s fact. Anybody who takes $28 million a year for putting the kind of stuff on the public airwaves he does is a crook.

  47. 54

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    27

    Well naturally you would expect a wingfuck to brag about minority rule (fascist apartheid, if you will) because THEY CAN’T WIN A MAJORITY IN AN HONEST ELECTION.

  48. 58

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    wow! — this thread already has two-thirds of a hundred posts! That’s more than Stefan’s sucky little blog gets in a month of Sundays.

  49. 59

    Green Thumb spews:

    Roger, thank you for reminding one and all that Kevin Cairns has many guises here. Someone new to HA might get the mistaken impression that there are so many wingers out there that it is amazing a Democrat (or even a moderate Republican) ever wins a statewide office in Washington.

    Of course, that’s Kevin’s wet dream. Since he knows he is vastly out of touch with the political mainstream of this state, he has to resort to chicanery to even win a few battles.

    Try as hard as he will, Washington is never going to turn into Alabama by the Strait. Never. Instead of continuing to beat his head against a wall, Kevin should do the sensible thing and move to Alabama. There his views would be cheered by roaring crowds. He could probably even get elected governor.

    Come on, Kevin — your political dynasty awaits you!

  50. 60

    Janet S spews:

    Green Thumb, roger – you have this weird obsession with a particular repub. Everywhere you look, you see him!

    My point was that the ACLU actually looked beyond politics and got to personal rights to all citizens, and thus defended Rush against having the govt pry into his confidential medical files. For all you who think this prosecutor is onto something, please post your medical files on the internet so we can all be entertained.

  51. 62

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey K of the Ivy League (was it Yale?): It was Puddy who brought up NAMBLA as the scum sucking organization defended by the ACLU. Sometimes they make BIG mistakes and other times they perform their originally chartered job as in the case of Rush Limbaugh. But back to NAMBLA, since most of the moonbats haven’t denounced the organization as we whom think right do, I suppose you support them K? I even read some moonbat here is a NAMBLA board member!

    BTW K, I guessed you as a Yale University alumnus because they have gone way lunatic moonbat as you are with your posts here on ASSes. Yale, with their acceptance of Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi (ex-mouthpiece of the Taliban) into the class of 2010, is now being overshadowed by the hiring of Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan to their new position as a professor of contemporary Middle East studies. This wonderful academic called Israel “the most dangerous regime in the Middle East.” And you ASSes have the audacity to call Puddy and others whom think right anti-semitic? Laughable, truly laughable! Remember we are NEO-CONS!!!! We love Israel. You are moonbats! You bark at the moon and support regimes like Yale University. So “K” if you are not an alumnus of Yale, my apologies. It seemed that your dribble here on ASSes supported that theory!!!

    Back to Sayed; I wonder about those other 19,000+ applicants who were rejected and Sayed gets in?

    So K, have you ever had a chronic problem where you had to use medication (drugs for you moonbats) to ease the pain? Did you know that Oxycontin left Rush deaf? No, because it wasn’t in the Daily Kurse!

  52. 63

    K spews:

    Now this is the same ACLU you folks have attacked for defending the rightd of other unpopular groups, isn’t it?

    Just checking.

  53. 64

    Janet S spews:

    I am not a member of the ACLU, and a I am not a fan of all of their crusades, but I do give them credit for taking unpopular stands.

    Which brings me back to my point – the ACLU is defending a basic right. Many on this site don’t care for that right because it is in defense of a conservative. roger? Goldy? don’t hear a lot from you on basic human rights.

  54. 65

    K spews:

    There was quite an exchange a while back about the ACLU . And no, I did not keep track of what position you took. I do recall that I went to their site and copied here their mission statement.

    And it includes defending the unpopular: Nazi’s, NAMBLA, and Limbaugh.

  55. 66

    rujax206 spews:

    He’s a REAL hoot isn’t he, poon.

    Truly…the dumbest dumbshit I’ve seen in…forever.

    And remember…I think he’s REALLY, REALLY stupid.

  56. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Redneck here’s an economic theory for ya: Shooting monopolists promotes competition.

  57. 68

    LeftTurn spews:

    Yeah and the righties stand silent about the corruption at the highest levels in their party while attacking Darcy over a traffic ticket. It’s really all you need to know about where they stand and who they are.

  58. 70

    Dan Rather spews:

    Yeah and the righties stand silent about the corruption at the highest levels in their party while attacking Darcy over a traffic ticket. It’s really all you need to know about where they stand and who they are.

    Commentby LeftTurn— 4/29/06@ 10:15 am

    There is not corruption it is just a myth made up by the loser
    lefties who are out of power. Everyone know that. Now here is
    corruption:

    Clinton scandals:

    Admited Perjury
    White Water
    Travel Gate
    China Gate
    Rose Law firm billing record
    Trooper Gate
    Monica Lewinski
    Vince Foster
    Juanita Brodrick-RAPE
    Paula Jones
    Lincoln Bedroom Gate
    FBI file gate
    Pardons for donations
    Vandal Gate-Trashing of White house when leaving
    Cattle gate- Remember Hillary’s $1,00 investment that turned into a fortune.
    PBS Gate- selling donor lists to PBS for direct solicitation- This is against the law
    IRS gate- Auditing Oliver North come on.
    Budist temple gate- Mainly Al Gore, but directed by Clinton

    You donks need to be reminded where you come from. Democrats = cheating criminal liars all.

  59. 71

    JCH SUCKS RIGHT WINGS OFF CHICKENS spews:

    GOP HOOKER AND CORRUPTION CHARGES PROBED. FBI AGENTS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER A DEFENSE CONTRACTOR PROVIDED PROSTITUTES, LIMOUSINES AND HOTEL SUITES TO A LAWMAKER WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED ON BRIBERY CHARGES.

  60. 73

    Hillary [JCH]Clinton spews:

    Top talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has donated $250,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of his annual fundraising broadcast to cure the dreaded disease.

    In the fifteen years since he began participating in the society’s on-air curathon, the conservative talker has raised $15 million. [Compare Rush’s charity donation with Al Gore’s $427 [noted in his released 1040.]

  61. 74

    For the Clueless spews:

    12 – In the current White House, prostitutes are everywhere like the press corp, e.g. Jeff/Jim Gannon/Guckert.

  62. 75

    Hillary [JCH]Clinton spews:

    Top talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has donated $250,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of his annual fundraising broadcast to cure the dreaded disease.

    In the fifteen years since he began participating in the society’s on-air curathon, the conservative talker has raised $15 million. […………………………………………………………………………Compare Rush’s charity donation with Al Gore’s $427 or Hillary deducting Bill’s USED underwear.[noted in their released 1040.]

  63. 76

    Hillary [JCH]Clinton spews:

    And Democrat dumbass liberals wonder why prices for energy are high………..

    Dem energy policy [ex Hollywood Democrats, Kerry and Kennedy’s private jets, 110 ft Chris Crafts, mansions, water craft, and SUVs]
    – tax and litigate as many energy/oil/transportation/retailers/corner gas station owners [ producers] as possible
    – don’t drill anywhere, ingore the Russian drilling in Siberia, but it’s OK for the Chicomms and Cubans to drill 75 miles from Key West, FL because they are sweet and socialist. – blame Bush
    – don’t pursue nuclear power. Jane Fonda’s movie taught all Democrats everything they need to know!! Only the French should because they are socialist.
    – Always blame Bush
    – don’t allow new hydro
    – blame oil companies. Tax them even more. Add 50 cents more in taxes per gallon, then blame Bush for higher pump prices!!!.
    – tear down old hydro
    – blame Republicans. Oil Companies must not show any profits. Profits are evil.
    – don’t allow wind mills if they spoil a Kennedy view off Cape Cod.
    – blame people that drive to work alone. Make them use bikes and/or walk. No horses because of horse poop. Democrat welfare hacks who need to power their 42 inch Sony plasma HDTVs in Detroit, Gary, Philly, and South Central LA are OK.
    – don’t use coal. Coal kills.
    – blame businesses that use energy to produce products or generate jobs. “Guvment” jobs: good, private sector jobs: bad, must tax them until they go away.
    – don’t give incentives to anyone, anywhere to find and develop hydrocarbons. “All you need is love”!!
    – blame capitalists and shareholders of any energy/oil companies for being “greedy”. Russian oil companies are OK. So are Chicomm energy companies. EXXON is a four letter word!!

  64. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    DOJ COURT FILING TACITLY ACKNOWLEDGES WARRANTLESS INTERNET SPYING

    Electronic Freedom Foundation, an internet privacy-advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against AT&T alleging the network company is “colluding with the National Security Agency to make communications on AT&T networks available to the spy agency without warrants.”

    Department of Justice lawyers have intervened in the case, and in a court filing yesterday, requested dismissal of EFF’s lawsuit against AT&T on the grounds it “threatens to expose government and military secrets,” according to the Associated Press.

    “The administration added that its bid to intervene in the case should not be viewed as a concession that the allegations are true,” AP dutifully reported.

    Yeah, sure! That brief is just an academic exercise, or practice for DOJ lawyers, or some damn thing.

    For the complete story, click here: http://articles.news.aol.com/b.....8;cid=2194

    (Note: I’m pretty sure that story isn’t copyrighted by Mark the Redneck, HowCanYouBeProudtobeAnAss, Kevin Carns, or any of the other brain-dead trolls who never wrote anything original in their entire useless lives but just regurgitate horse shit from right-wing propaganda mills! It may be copyrighted by somebody else. If you want to know how, read the story! I’m not your fucking research assistant. I’m a fucking bunny! It’s quoted here under the Fair Use Doctrine.)

  65. 78

    Green Thumb spews:

    Janet @ 72: “Many on this site don’t care for that right because it is in defense of a conservative.”

    Are you projecting again? Anyone who is a knowledgeable supporter of the ACLU realizes that this organization will defend the rights of all, regardless of ideology. This is the only sound way of protecting the constitution. Notice that the ACLU was founded and run by liberals. Shouldn’t that tell you something?

    If you are really complaining about polarization, pot, meet kettle. A foundational premise of the new right is that polarized, good-and-evil memes are the key to electoral success. This dominates Republican efforts at both the federal and state levels. Grover Norquist sums up this attitude by arguing that any state elected leader who engages in bipartisanship has succumbed to “rape.”

    This us-against-them attitude has poisoned the waters of political discourse. In my lifetime I don’t recall ever seeing so much polarization, particularly in Washington state, which has a right history of bipartisanship.

    Janet S., if you sincerely want to see a return to bipartisanship then you need to walk your talk. Do you believe that you have on this blog?

  66. 79

    BushWentAWOL spews:

    Will Janet S be willing to send her son to Iraq? Will she be willing to let Bush’s big oil buddies drill in her back yard? See how easy it is to turn a so-called conservative’s arguments back at them?

    By the way Janet S how do you feel about Deke using your tax money to hire hookers? You’re probably okay with that since he’s a republican right?