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Rangel Censured by House for Ethics Violations
FoxNews.com ^ | December 02, 2010 | Chad Pergram/AP

Posted on 12/02/2010 4:13:49 PM PST by ColdOne

The House on Thursday formally censured Rep. Charlie Rangel for financial misconduct despite pleas from the New York Democratic lawmaker and some of his colleagues for a less punishing reprimand.

The House voted to censure Rangel 333-79.

Rangel, who became the 23rd House member to be censured, appeared at the front of the chamber while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: censureandmoveon; corruption; crook; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; democratscandals; pelosicongress
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1 posted on 12/02/2010 4:13:49 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

RANGEL Cab


2 posted on 12/02/2010 4:15:22 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: ColdOne

Censured. The sunovabeech should be in jail.


3 posted on 12/02/2010 4:15:23 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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How about restitution, back taxes, interest and penalties?


4 posted on 12/02/2010 4:16:00 PM PST by adamjefferson
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To: ColdOne

5 posted on 12/02/2010 4:16:05 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: ColdOne

“while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution.”

Did she choke on it while saying it?


6 posted on 12/02/2010 4:16:43 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: jessduntno

Censured, a big whoop-how about a firing squad?


7 posted on 12/02/2010 4:18:02 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: ColdOne

8 posted on 12/02/2010 4:18:07 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: jessduntno

He should be a human hand puppet for Bubba.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 4:18:10 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: ColdOne

Where can I buy the DVD?


10 posted on 12/02/2010 4:19:42 PM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: FrankR

Oh! Man! That’s very disrespectful! Cab Calloway was just about the coolest cat to ever hit this rock!


11 posted on 12/02/2010 4:19:44 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: adamjefferson
I agree, what harm did they do to this old fart?

You or I would be under the flippin' jail for less than his CRIMES.

And they all get to pretend that this was a serious punishment.

Time for that Twenty-eighth Amendment.

12 posted on 12/02/2010 4:22:17 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: ColdOne

Disgusting that he was applauded after his bullshit speech.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 4:22:43 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: ColdOne

rancid is saying: “hahahahahaha snicker, snort snort oh boy... this really hurts..... hahahahahaha...... oh stop, your killing me , hahahahah.....”


14 posted on 12/02/2010 4:31:44 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: jimbo123; ColdOne

Sickening SOB.

Corrupt bastard.


15 posted on 12/02/2010 4:35:22 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: adamjefferson

And Wesley Snipes goes to jail.

This is just another slap in the faces of all of us who try to do right.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 4:40:29 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ColdOne

There it is, that’s how corrupt and dysfunctional the entire Congress is. A huge rip-off tax cheat who was allowed to write tax laws and we’re supposed to accept a censure? Really, hey guess what? Now I don’t feel like I should have to pay MY taxes.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 4:41:21 PM PST by Bullish
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To: ColdOne

Meaningless gesture; the people of Harlem are most pleased with their “lawmaker,” uh, lawbreaker.


18 posted on 12/02/2010 4:42:03 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: ColdOne

Interesting that the 79 are not identified. Presumably the 41 members of the CBC and 38 non-blacks. MSM won’t identify the racist vote on this.


19 posted on 12/02/2010 4:43:18 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: ColdOne; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
The House voted to censure Rangel 333-79. Rangel, who became the 23rd House member to be censured, appeared at the front of the chamber while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution.
I'm sure they'll require him to repay all the money he misappropriated. Yeah, I threw up a little as I typed that. Thanks ColdOne.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 4:44:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

He gave control odf his electoral district over to Obama;s community organikzers in order to get off soft. The deals been cut. When Obama looses in 2012, the riots will start i Harlem and also in Maxine Waters riding.

Now Obama has ffree reign to do his fascists thang in both Watts and Tamminy Hall.Just like he did in Kenya,in 2007.Only this time , unlike his predecessors, Obama won’t call out the national guard in LA and New York.

If I lived in those 2 cities, I would be ammo-ing up big time.(Then when citizens defend themselves , the left will try to end our 2nd amendment, after martial law is declared.)

You may be incredulous, but please, get with it. Its the Alinski way.

And so Rangel gets a slap on the wrist. If he did not give in to Obama, he would be in jail, and the son of his former rival would be occupyinng his seat in Congress.

This is the way fascism works folks. The deal has been struck.Both Watts and Harlem are about to be “radicalized.”And then they will be used as an excuse to lock down the nation.


21 posted on 12/02/2010 4:50:50 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ColdOne

Did Chuckles even serve in Korea, or is that a fabrication as well?


22 posted on 12/02/2010 4:51:50 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yes, and our non-profit, donations at the door, orchestra was fined $3000 for calling a guy who helps set up chairs a ‘contractor’ rather than an ‘employee.’

Some animals are definitely better than others. When our fine-letter came, I should have said, “Charlie R will pay it.”

Disgusting.


23 posted on 12/02/2010 4:53:44 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Roscoe does it again! LOL! (Lootie Out Loud.)


24 posted on 12/02/2010 4:55:45 PM PST by synbad600
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Just thinking the same thing.

http://www.wimp.com/jumpinjive/

Enjoy!


25 posted on 12/02/2010 4:56:21 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: catnipman

I’m sure I saw that 2 of the 79 members voting against censure were republican votes...I know one was Peter King of NY...do you happen to know who the other was?


26 posted on 12/02/2010 4:56:49 PM PST by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
And Wesley Snipes goes to jail.

Yeah, but Wesley wasn't in Selma.

27 posted on 12/02/2010 4:57:36 PM PST by synbad600
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To: bboop

That sucks.
Little people don’t stand a chance. Getting worse all the time.

Now I have to look up the difference between a contractor and an employee.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 4:58:05 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ColdOne
The "OJ Simpson" of the House.


29 posted on 12/02/2010 5:06:38 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: synbad600
Lootie Out Loud
30 posted on 12/02/2010 5:11:36 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: ColdOne

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

31 posted on 12/02/2010 5:30:45 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

It’s sickening to watch the media keep treating Rangel like a victim even after the censure vote.


32 posted on 12/02/2010 5:32:16 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ColdOne

If I ever get caught doing that many things wrong, I’ll ask the judge for “censure”. Surely he’ll see that censure would be far worse than an eight year term in Club Fed.


33 posted on 12/02/2010 5:32:51 PM PST by DBrow
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To: ColdOne
How embarrassing for Charlie.

I can't see how he can live with himself now when he is feeling like people are treating him like a common criminal.

There has to be a better way for those who serve selflessly for so long just for the betterment of the people.

34 posted on 12/02/2010 5:36:31 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ColdOne
Rangel, who became the 23rd House member to be censured, appeared at the front of the chamber while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution.

What an historic scene: a corrupt NYC career poli-punk being browbeaten by a corrupt multi-face-lifted San Francisco freak. Gotta love Dem politics.
35 posted on 12/02/2010 6:16:31 PM PST by NightOfTheLivingDems
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To: ColdOne

But didn’t he win 5 or 6 Medals of Honor in the Civil War or something?


36 posted on 12/02/2010 6:18:49 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: NightOfTheLivingDems

The COMMUNIST from SF, who has been 2 heartbeats away from POTUS for the last 4 years, and is single handedly responsible for the theft of TRILLIONS from REAL AMERICANS.

THE BEAST, who walked through the streets of the US Capitol.
with her fellow reds brandishing the SOTH gavel as if it were a ROMAN FASCES in celebration of their assault on the US medical industry.

Is now going to hang POOR OLD CHARLIE BLACK MAN OUT TO DRY, because he just isn’t a big enough socialist crook to keep his big black ass out of the fire.

Har!, hope Pelosi enjoys Hitler and Saddam Husseins company in hell, looking forward to pissing on her grave, the sooner the better.


37 posted on 12/02/2010 7:01:39 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ColdOne

Censured and then what?

1) Does he pay the back taxes that he owes?

2) Does he pay a fine for mis-using his rent controlled apartments for political purposes?

3) Will he still be helping to write our tax laws?

If the answers are NO, NO and YES to the above, Censure is nothing but a lot of meaningless saliva.

I won’t mind simply being censured by the IRS if I don’ pay my taxes.


38 posted on 12/02/2010 7:06:23 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: izzatzo

...and he won re-election.... What a sordid mess.


39 posted on 12/02/2010 7:17:24 PM PST by Shady (The real work is just beginning!)
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To: ColdOne

Wow. I’m really surprised! Only the 23rd? 24th? guy in HISTORY to be rebuked in this way by his peers?

Well, he’ll EASILY be re-elected, LOL!


40 posted on 12/02/2010 7:29:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Candor7

Where be Maxine Waters anyway?


41 posted on 12/02/2010 7:30:34 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic one Post at a Time)
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To: ColdOne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Representatives_expelled,_censured,_or_reprimanded


42 posted on 12/02/2010 7:34:52 PM PST by Unruly Human
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To: Roscoe Karns

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 12/02/2010 7:59:52 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: ColdOne

Saw Ben Stein on a TV commentary saying Rangel’s indiscretions were overblown and didn’t amount to anything.
He was wrong, and stupid to suggest it.


44 posted on 12/02/2010 8:01:55 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: ColdOne
Censure of this scoundrel, instead of jail time, is just so unjust.

Why was he not tried in a court of law?

45 posted on 12/02/2010 8:02:01 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t want to read “censured” next to a criminal’s name...I want to see “thrown out of Congress” or “sent to prison”. Y’know, any of the headlines that only seem to appear when a republican is convicted of some crime.


46 posted on 12/02/2010 8:03:20 PM PST by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

LOLOL


47 posted on 12/02/2010 8:04:33 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: SkyPilot
Perfect comparison. Thanks.


48 posted on 12/02/2010 8:11:23 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: RasterMaster

Thrown out of congress? Just like his predecessor Adam Clayton Powell?

His constituents must be so proud of their representatives.


49 posted on 12/02/2010 8:13:10 PM PST by ladyjane
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