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Aug 13, 2013 5:27 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Ethics Panel Extends Bishop Probe

Aug 13, 2013 6:22 PM

The House Committee on Ethics is continuing an investigation of U.S. Representative Tim Bishop a year after a political news outlet reported that the congressman’s campaign had solicited a donation from a hedge fund investor after agreeing to help him get federal permits for a fireworks show to celebrate his son’s bar mitzvah.

On July 26, the committee said it received a referral in June from the independent Office of Congressional Ethics to extend the investigation to September 11, when it likely will release the Office of Congressional Ethics’s findings. An official with the committee declined to comment on the probe but pointed to a press release saying that the move does not indicate that any violation has occurred or reflect any judgment.

Mr. Bishop responded to the announcement in a statement on Monday: “As I have said many times, I welcome a fair-minded review of the facts, because I have done nothing wrong.”

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics warns against campaign contributions that are connected to official actions.

The publication and website Politico reported last August, in the thick of Mr. Bishop’s campaign against challenger Randy Altschuler, that Mr. Bishop had helped Eric Semler, a district resident who wanted to throw a bar mitzvah party for his son in Southampton, by securing required environmental permits for a show by Fireworks by Grucci. The company is partially run by Felix J. Grucci Jr., a former congressman whom Mr. Bishop ousted from office in 2002; Diana Weir, Mr. Altschuler’s campaign manager, was formerly Mr. Grucci’s finance director.

Three days before the party, Mr. Bishop’s daughter and then campaign fundraiser, Molly Bishop, sent Mr. Semler an email. “Our Finance Chair, Bob Sillerman suggested to my dad that you were interested in contribution [sic] to his campaign and that I should be in touch directly with you,” a copy of the short email said. “We are going to be in a tough, expensive campaign and so we are very grateful for your willingness to be of help. If you make a contribution before June 26th you and your wife may each contribute up to $5,000; after June 26th the most you can each contribute is $2,500.”

The Bishop campaign maintained that Ms. Bishop’s correspondence was merely following up on a request by Mr. Semler for information about donation limits, and there was no attempt to link the congressman’s help to the donation.

Federal Election Commission records showed that Eric and Tracy Semler donated a combined total of $5,000—$2,500 each—on June 26.

In a copy of an email exchange obtained by The Press between Mr. Semler and Mr. Grucci’s brother-in-law, M. Phillip Butler, who is employed by Fireworks by Grucci, Mr. Semler wrote, “Phil—I forgot to mention also that I have to give $10k to Tim Bishop’s campaign for his help with the fireworks. Please take that into consideration.”

According to a copy of the exchange, Mr. Butler followed up with an email on June 20 to Mr. Semler and asked him, “Did you ever have to pay Bishop for his help?”

Mr. Semler replied the next day with, “Yes—$10k.” He also added that he wanted a full refund for the show, and that falling ash from the fireworks display had damaged a neighbor’s Bentley. “I would like a full refund—the cost of the show per your website is $7,500 (pre-discount). The damages exceed that. If I don’t receive payment from you by Friday, June 22, for the full amount we paid, then I will assume you are not willing to resolve this amicably,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, in later media reports, Mr. Semler was quoted as saying neither Mr. Bishop nor his staff sought a donation in exchange for their help.

Mr. Semler did not return calls seeking comment this week.

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The report in September will exonerate Tim Bishop completely and find that what fault there is lies with his inept daughter, Molly, whose job it was to oversee campaign contributions. The evidence shows that an unprincipled, mendacious billionaire (Semler) lied about his political contribution in an attempt to weasel out of a tradesman's bill for $7500. To this end, he repeatedly lied about the size of his contribution, doubling it, and lied about it's being a business expense, in order to magnify ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 14, 13 12:06 PM
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She seems experienced to me, not stupid, Bishop has paid his daughter $513,305 from his campaign funds since joining Congress in 2002, according to Federal Election Commission records. He has raised $10.6 million since then.
By TheTurtle (143), Southampton on Aug 14, 13 12:25 PM
@Turtle. Nice job if you can get it.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Aug 14, 13 1:27 PM
What did the sign say, Hat? "The buck stops here" Tim Bishop and ONLY Tim Bishop is responsible for what his staff, employees, etc do in his name. Calling Molly "inept" is a very poor attempt by you to almost make it appear as though the poor girl started her job the day prior to this disgusting example of pay to play. It is that simple.
Of course the report will exonerate him. The House Ethics Committee, investigating a Democrat is a Democratic majority house cant go any other way. Same would ...more
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 13 2:40 PM
Is it?

I'm not great at math so correct me if I'm wrong. 2013 minus 2002 means Tim Bishop has been in Congress 11 years. Over those 11 years he's paid his daughter $513,305.

BUT, $513,305 divided by 11 years is $46,664.09 annually (if we assume equal yearly distribution.)

Now, I don't know about you, but I certainly would not take that job for that amount.

Seems to me like Ms. Bishop is working pretty hard for not an overwhelmingly large amount of money.
By Agawam Yacht Club (69), Southampton on Aug 14, 13 3:47 PM
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I don't see what her salary has to do with anything. Because she is underpaid, in your eyes, does that mean it is OK for her to commit acts that reflect badly on the Congressman?
And how sure are we of those salary numbers?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 13 4:43 PM
Blank, I agree that salary has nothing to do with the issue at hand. I was replying only to V. Tomanoku's inference that the amount of money paid to Ms. Bishop over Mr. Bishop's congressional tenure was a "nice job if you can get it".
By Agawam Yacht Club (69), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 2:39 PM
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Praising Bishop while calling his daughter inept... interesting tactic
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 13 12:39 PM
"Tactic?" I don't think so -- either she has the morals of a Tammany Hall Ward Healer, or she IS inept, having learned nothing in her years of service to her father's campaigns.

I don't particularly like Bishop, but this is more about her than him.
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Aug 14, 13 12:51 PM
The article is just above, rendering it unnecessary to make things up out of thin air i.e. : [ “Our Finance Chair, Bob Sillerman suggested to my dad that you were interested in contribution [sic] to his campaign and that I should be in touch directly with you,” a copy of the short email said. ] From whence the request originated has never been up for dispute.
By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Aug 14, 13 1:01 PM
See Preliator's response below
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 13 2:12 PM
Don't worry Tim having the ethics committee investigating you is like the Mafia investigating Al Capone
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 14, 13 12:59 PM
Mr. Semler sounds like a total jackA88 - claiming ash from the show damaged a bently (in excess of $7,500 - guess the owner doesn't have insurance?) and that he had to pay Bishop $10k.

Well, campagin records show he only gave $5k - so not only did he lie about how much he gave, but he used that lie in an effort to get a full refund for the fireworks show. What a dolt. How one can conclude Molly Bishop is inept out of that is beyond me.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 13 2:18 PM
Despite Congressman Bishop's unblemished record of public service, the irrational Right continues to agitate about his "dirty hands", notwithstanding the utter lack of evidence thereto, in their continuing propaganda effort to sully his reputation by repeating unsubstantiatable accusations (i.e. lies) over and over again.

Herein, in their latest attempt, they choose to ignore the fact that the ONLY evidence of impropriety is statements by a self-serving, manipulative liar. Moreover, realizing ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 14, 13 4:02 PM
A constituent asked for assistance from his Congressman.
Days later, and before the assistance was rendered, he was solicited for a substantial donation.
Assistance was then rendered.

Like Caesar's wife, hat, we do expect and rightfully a Congressman to be beyond reproach.
Your efforts to label anyone who questions this procedure and right wing propaganda is foolhardy. FWIW I voted 4 times for Mr. Bishop. Last year I did not vote for anyone in that race.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 13 4:49 PM
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The only thing he did was get his daughter partner to not be able to see the child she gave birth to. (as per newsday) Please highhatsize do not tell me who he is had nothing to do with this. Birth MOTHERS never loose their rights except in Molly's case.
By J. Totta (106), Sag Harbor on Aug 15, 13 10:10 AM
Don't concern yourself with facts there, Mr. Trotta. Molly was the biological mother of the child. Her partner never commenced an adoption procedure, ergo she has no parental rights. ( It can be assumed that her partner was not the sperm donor)
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Aug 15, 13 1:19 PM
Classic. Great job Tim, Molly, and Semler. Hope it was worth the lousy money. How stupid can you people be? And then this ja demands a refund? Classic....
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Aug 14, 13 6:13 PM
Timing, timing, timing, that's all it was about. I'm not saying that's negligible, but let's see this in its proper perspective. People in Congress answer constituent requests all the time, and constituents -- often those whose requests were answered -- make contributions to their Representatives all the time.

This has always been so, and wil be so, until there is real, thoroughgoing campaign finance reform. (Don't hold your breath.) If the service and the donation are, say, a year ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Aug 15, 13 10:51 AM
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ever hear the saying ''timing is everything"?
By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Aug 15, 13 10:57 AM
TB,
Here is one occasion where I don't disagree with you.
The caveat being that once this incident was publicized he should have said exactly what you did in a public forum. Be it a press release, a youtube video or whatever. A sincere mea culpa with Molly present would have done wonders and may have quashed a lot of the speculation and innuendo.
However, he failed to do that. He did not take a leadership role. His silence only served to add to speculation that this is a normal course ...more
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Aug 15, 13 12:51 PM
A bad mistake? More like a calculating request for a kick back paying for a favor. This is blatant and its not done all the time. Republican or Democrat if a congressman does this thet should be thrown out.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 16, 13 7:46 AM
Right on Preliator.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Aug 16, 13 2:52 PM
You are indeed correct. The level of graft, bribery, extortion, criminal activity and unethical behavior being committed on a daily basis by our elected officials must surely be mind boggling to even the most seasoned observer. There is no question that low impact politicians conduct their career transacting these types of simple "a little contribution here, a little phone call there and voila' somehow a permit that was denied by a civilian doing his/her job is suddenly overturned''. Had Semler ...more
By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Aug 17, 13 6:53 AM
Doesn't leave much room to wonder why the rules were designed to keep as much money as possible out of politics when this country was created...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 18, 13 10:28 AM
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Surprising that a search for "hippocritical republicans" would have turned up anything, except for maybe a symbol of the revised Republican mascot of a discerning hippo to replace the elephant . . .
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 19, 13 12:45 PM
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By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Aug 19, 13 1:27 PM
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L'il Tim has dirty hands here folks. It's incredible how our resident leftists want to explain his criminal activity away. More kool aid drinkers here than ever.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 19, 13 6:41 AM
Wake up Phil the republicans and the liberals have one thing in common. They don't care about you or me they care about themselves and money. Your making a fool out of yourself
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 19, 13 3:44 PM
Hey Phil if this health care reform is so great why do congressmen Senators and the president have an exemption? Its because it is a plan that is basic and won't help anyone. Its both parties that sucks not just the Republicans.When everyone has the same plan that's when I will be on board for healthcare reform
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 19, 13 5:43 PM
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By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 20, 13 6:42 AM
All I know is ever since this clown started healthcare my premiums have doubled. Thats the only thing I have to judge obamacare by. Its not a well thought out plan and the fact all politicians are exemp makes my blood boil. I know you think its great Phil but some of us can't rely on the state for coverage.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 20, 13 8:18 AM
Like i said chief, The progressives goals are not to strive for excellence, their goal is to drag everyone down to the lowest common denominator... They refer to it as "fairness".Their idea of social equality is everyone is equally miserable.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 20, 13 8:54 AM
Funny thing.

Corporate profits are at record highs.

Who's screwing who?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 20, 13 5:46 PM
If we're "the greatest country on Earth", shouldn't we be able to create a system wherein all persons have the basic necessities required for a reasonably long, healthy existence?

I guess we'd have to eliminate that greed thing, though...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 20, 13 5:48 PM
Who's paying for it genius?
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 20, 13 11:43 PM
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."

~ Charles Darwin
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 20, 13 7:28 PM
ask the employees at King Kullen, Kmart. TJMaxx who have hours reduced so no heath care is longer provided. All hours have been cut to under "full time"" so benefits are no longer availale. O at his best !!!!!
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Aug 20, 13 7:33 PM
No more "StarBridge Choices" plan for part-timers?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 20, 13 8:21 PM
Why would that have anything to do with Obama? If they were full timers before, then they were getting health benefits. Which means the companies simply cut their employees from full time to part time in order to stop offering health care benefits and blame it on Obama. There's no difference between an employer offering health care benefits to full timers before and after Obamacare. You are being fooled by greedy people taking advantage over your confusion about health insurance benefits. Let me ...more
By btdt (449), water mill on Aug 20, 13 9:13 PM
that's not entirely true. Per Obama care... waiting periods for eligibility have been cut to a mandatory minimum of 90 days, hours worked to be considered full time have been cut from 40 to 30 and new formulas are being put in place increasing employee eligibility for health care. All of this along with steep increases in health care premiums are causing business to reconsider benefit packages.
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Aug 20, 13 10:37 PM
I reject your premise that HSAs are not a good thing for a lot of people. I have a catastrophic policy with a 5 k deductible EACH for my wife and myself. We max out the HSA at 6,500$ per year, After a year and a half, barring any major medical expenses, we have enough in the HSA to cover both the deductibles. Good deal, not sure why there is an issue here, we have taken the responsibility of providing an affordable health care plan.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 21, 13 6:35 AM
That's right Big fresh. It typical leftist fashion Phil points out that he knows what's best for you, your family and your business.
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Aug 21, 13 7:12 AM
Per my insurance agent. The major player for providing small group health insurance in NY is Oxford. The monthly premium for a single employee of a small group plan (under 50 employees) insuring through an HSA or an HRA plan with a 5K deductible is 379. The monthly premium for a rich EPO plan with 15/30 copay and $150 hospital copay is 787. Thats a difference of 408 a month or 4,896 per year. You can quote any article or study you want but how about using common sense..
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Aug 21, 13 9:04 AM
Phil I really hope you can explaian this one away, Really I am serious please tell me its not true,

NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing ...more
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 22, 13 12:07 AM
To They call me:

A completely unknown individual makes a completely unsubstantiated, derogatory allegation about President Obama. With his statement thus fulfilling all Tea Party criteria for content and validity, it's no wonder you leapt to cite him.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 22, 13 4:39 AM
Obamacare is nothing more than a thinly veiled plan to have more Americans rely on the government. Hopefully the Republicans in the House de-fund this scam. No justice, no peace!!!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 22, 13 7:09 AM
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"finally getting it" is not correct but no worries. The people that decide to purchase health insurance through tax subsidies dont vote republican anyway.
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Aug 22, 13 8:36 AM
Phil doesn't care if you have insurance.
It was never about insurance, it's about higher taxes and expansion of governmental control!
Aug 22, 13 8:40 AM appended by They call me
Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.7% to 8.9% In 30 Days And what is really bad, the numbers are ''cooked, manipulated, skewed and falsified'' , the U-6 number is over 14%, when you consider the underemployed or the one's that have stopped looking for work.or currently being forced into part time to avoid the catastrophic effects obama care will have one that business If 7.3% unemployment was true, why are 57,000,000 people on food stamps
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 22, 13 8:40 AM
TCM, come on now, you know the answer to that,

Its Bush's fault
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 22, 13 8:50 AM
The United Parcel Services (UPS) announced it will drop 15,000 workers' spouses from medical insurance plans citing obamacare as a chief reason for the decision.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Aug 22, 13 4:48 PM
to They call me:

Why bother with actual, factual numbers when one can find a gratifying estimate. This is a POLL, by the same polling organization that had Romney WINNING the presidential election. BLS STATISTICS show that the unemployment rate continues to decline (down from 10% at the height of the Bush apocalypse to 7.4% in its most recent report.)

Your tedious, unsubstantiated, subjective fulminations about the reliability of data that run counter to your gleeful predictions ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 22, 13 12:20 PM
THERE IT IS !!!! Right on cue
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 22, 13 4:42 PM
How many jobs have been outsourced (think Altschuler) from the US in the last ten years? Does anyone think that this may have an effect on unemployment? Does anyone think that perhaps giving tax credits to companies that export jobs is not a well thought out government policy?
By VOS (1241), WHB on Aug 23, 13 2:32 PM
How many jobs have been outsourced (think Altschuler) from the US in the last ten years? Does anyone think that this may have an effect on unemployment? Does anyone think that perhaps giving tax credits to companies that export jobs is not a well thought out government policy?
By VOS (1241), WHB on Aug 23, 13 2:32 PM
You split hairs to act as an apologist for those making ridiculous laws and ignore the big picture. How many jobs have been sent overseas in the last decade and why are we giving any credits or deductions at all to companies that put Americans on the street? We may not be able to prevent the job loss, but why incentivise corporations for doing so?
By VOS (1241), WHB on Aug 24, 13 1:33 AM
Cap'n, when you detonate a nuclear bomb, there is this stuff called "fallout".

High rates of unemployment under the current administration are the result of the failed economic policy enacted by previous administrations. It took thirty years of lobbying, deregulation, massive money printing, and abrogation of sound fiscal policy to get us to this point. With the serious dysfunction of the Legislative Branch, do not expect improvement anytime soon.

You really should read John ...more
Aug 24, 13 4:50 AM appended by Mr. Z
Oh, and "real dollars" are adjusted for inflation according to a benchmark value for the dollar. Y'know, our currency which has been devalued by 96% since 1913, after the Federal Reserve took over real fiscal policy. Remember, it's that policy institution that doesn't answer to "We, the People"...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 24, 13 4:50 AM
to Captn America:

The increase in the number of SNAP recipients is explained largely by rule changes that seek to insure that all residents receive adequate nutrition. It is explained in some detail at the Economic Research site of the USDA. (Google "what’s-behind-the-rise-in-snap-participation".)

Nevertheless, a third of those qualified are still not enrolled. Should the continued efforts of the administration to include these folks bear fruit, we can be sure that reactionaries ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 23, 13 10:46 AM
to Captn America:

One could criticize the SNAP program as increasing dependency, or one can applaud it for endeavoring to assure that no American, adult or child, goes hungry. We Liberals, together with all compassionate citizens regardless of political persuasion, see it from the latter perspective. It is only stone-hearted reactionaries whose ideology mandates that Americans starve for their own good.

I will take your word for it that the basic nutritional needs of 49% more ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 23, 13 5:14 PM
"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power."

~ Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy


If you can't get a clue, maybe we can all pitch in and buy you one...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 24, 13 4:40 AM
Joke of the day:

Ruger is coming out with a new pistol, in honor of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

It's called "The Congressman".

It doesn't work, and you can't fire it...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 24, 13 12:10 PM
Actually cap, I'm a Keynesian who is a follower of BOTH Galbraiths.

The Cyrillic is a nice touch, reminds me of the old Dinar coins from the former Yugoslavia.

And, your above explanation IS a merging of corporate, and governmental power. In fact, such an invasive form of corporate fascism caused the American Revolution via the favored treatment of the Dutch East India Company by the British Crown. In fact, it's why the original corporate charter system of the United States barred ...more
Aug 25, 13 11:50 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, just for reference it seems to me that corporations run our government these days. K Street owns Congress, and corporations own K Street. I must stress once again that corporations were absolutely barred from civic life for extremely good reason.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 24, 13 11:50 PM
Фашизам не захтева диктатора, идиоте.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 25, 13 12:22 AM
to Captn America:

Corporatists bend every effort to work employees to exhaustion for minimal expense, to deny them all social benefits, to insure that they have no influence over the unrestrained exercise of corporatist avarice, and to keep them is a state of helpless dependency on capricious corporatist "goodwill". They "hire people into jobs" only under protest, the more profitable enslavement no longer being an option (at least intra-nationally.)

Affordable Care and SNAP ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 24, 13 2:08 AM
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Read Galbraith, and you'll find that "Conservative" fiscal policy has created the poverty we now contend with.

Lose your foolish Reaganite ideals, and join us in the real world where evolution teaches us that selfishness, and specialization leads to extinction. And, that "trickle down economics" is a dismal failure.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 25, 13 12:20 AM
to Captn America:

Your reassertion is unnecessary.

You have already made it clear that you believe that Americans should go hungry for their own good and that compassion causes poverty.

Such paradoxical, psychopathologically symptomatic thinking would be startling were it not for your political ideology. Thank god that you are few enough in number so as to assure that your predatory utopia will never come to be.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Aug 25, 13 11:01 AM
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Just get a job or maybe two and put in your dues, Stop the Social justice B S

Know one is falling for that garbage anymore!

WE HAVE A $17,000,000,000,000 DEBT!

STOP THINKING OF ONLY YOURSELF! NO MORE ENTITLEMENTS !
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Aug 26, 13 2:14 AM
Just a lovely aside, the Tampa Bay Times has done an expose on "America's Worst Charities". Well, at least the fifty worst. You can just Google the quoted headline.

Remember, always vet your donations...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 24, 13 9:59 AM
People like Al Sharpton are the reason why you can't succeed in America. America used to be a place where hard work and fair play got you ahead. Today, it is where only cheap opportunists like Obama and Sharpton who use devious ways can succeed.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Aug 25, 13 9:58 AM
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TCM Said

"Bravo CNNs Don Lemon for finally being honest when he said "Black folks, you cannot say that you own no part in the ills that plague our communities beyond discrimination, and beyond profiling, more lives are being snuffed out daily in our communities when our kids are shooting each other. So tonight, no more excuses. I suggested five things some of the black community could use to fix some of our own problems. Dress appropriately. Stop using the "n" word. Respect ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Aug 26, 13 2:07 AM
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U.S. READY TO FOLLOW ON SYRIA
Aug 26, 13 8:35 AM appended by They call me
" would only act on Syria with permission from international community: Hagel"
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 26, 13 8:35 AM
This looks like a job for - - - - - - - CARLOS DANGER !
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 26, 13 8:50 AM
Cruz vs. Biden

Quinnipiac

Cruz 45, Biden 39 Cruz +6
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Aug 27, 13 12:36 AM
Gotta love those union contracts

16,916,506,636,466 and counting but you will be looking for a raise this year or threatening a walk out like the teachers union always does,

Disgusting



By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 27, 13 10:44 PM
You nailed it Dan, and he knows it Lol
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 27, 13 10:45 PM
Like I said
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 28, 13 1:52 PM
Obama Disarms Americans While Arming the World
As obama has outwardly attempted to curtail Americans’ Constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms, his Administration has approved huge increases in defense spending and export sales. The Administration is now seeking to eliminate stringent State Department controls on exports and foreign licensing of dozens of categories of weapons and technology from the United States Munitions List
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 29, 13 7:12 PM
COURT ALLOWS OBAMA TO KEEP WHITE HOUSE VISITOR LOGS SECRET...

Sealed for up to 12 years... the "most transparent administration in history"
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 31, 13 7:41 AM