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Rangel aide in eatery tirade
NY Post ^ | 3/12/11 | Page SIx

Posted on 03/12/2011 10:13:21 AM PST by paltz

Charlie Rangel's deputy chief of staff, Geoffrey Eaton, threw such a fit over a missing umbrella during Thursday night's downpour at Harlem's popular Chez Lucienne restaurant that management had to call police to escort him out.

According to witnesses, Eaton, 52 -- who's also president of the NAACP's Midtown branch -- flew into a rage after a meal alone at the bar of the Lenox Avenue bistro when the staff couldn't find the umbrella he insisted he'd left by the door on his way in.

"He yelled at everyone, even the customers," said the manager on duty, who asked not to be named. "We said, 'We'll give you another umbrella.' Other people offered . . . we said, 'If that's not enough, we'll pay for your cab home.' Because I know him, I let him stay for a while. I talked to him nicely, as I do with all of my customers. We tried to calm him down. I have never seen him that way. Maybe something went a little wrong."

BET.com contributor Bevy Smith, who was dining separately at the bistro, told us, "He cursed out the entire waitstaff, and everyone was trying to appease him. He was like, 'Bleep that, I want a bleeping umbrella, why the bleep can't you find it?' "

"I said, 'Shhhh.' He yells at me, 'Bleep you, and mind your own bleeping business . . . you're a disgrace to our race.' "

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KEYWORDS: charlie; disgracetoourrace; geoffreyeaton; naacp; rangel
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1 posted on 03/12/2011 10:13:22 AM PST by paltz
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To: paltz
and he's one of the elite the NPR CEO was talking about?
2 posted on 03/12/2011 10:17:14 AM PST by llevrok (SEIU? STFU.)
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To: paltz

“... after a meal alone ...”

Maybe his tirade explains why he was eating alone in the first place.


3 posted on 03/12/2011 10:17:25 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: paltz

Uh,I think he can afford a new umbrella.


4 posted on 03/12/2011 10:19:24 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: paltz

May AG Holder should investigate. After all, it is one of “his people”.


5 posted on 03/12/2011 10:19:30 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: paltz

Yelling ‘bleep’ doesn’t sound so bad /s


6 posted on 03/12/2011 10:19:58 AM PST by agere_contra (Whenever a Liberal admits to something: he is covering up something far worse)
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To: paltz
Geoffrey Eaton

What was Eaton eatin'?

7 posted on 03/12/2011 10:20:41 AM PST by KJC1
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To: paltz

Reminds me that I haven’t seen my umbrella since about 1983. Now where could I have left it?


8 posted on 03/12/2011 10:20:52 AM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: paltz

Civility.


9 posted on 03/12/2011 10:21:20 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: paltz

Decades of racial pandering brings about attitudes like this one


10 posted on 03/12/2011 10:21:47 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: paltz

Chip off the old boss......


11 posted on 03/12/2011 10:22:08 AM PST by tflabo
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To: paltz

But maybe it was some poor, disadvantaged black kid who lacked an umbrella. Show some compassion. (sarc)


12 posted on 03/12/2011 10:25:16 AM PST by onevoter
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To: paltz

Credit to Bevy Smith for not capping Eaton!!!
She showed Grace where he did not!


13 posted on 03/12/2011 10:25:32 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: paltz
"I said, 'Shhhh.' He yells at me, 'Bleep you, and mind your own bleeping business . . . you're a disgrace to our race.'"

LOL

14 posted on 03/12/2011 10:25:36 AM PST by iowamark
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To: paltz

LOL!!
More news you will NEVER see in the gutless New York Times.


15 posted on 03/12/2011 10:25:46 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: agere_contra
Yelling ‘bleep’ doesn’t sound so bad /s

Hilarious and well played.

16 posted on 03/12/2011 10:26:49 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: paltz

He is an overpaid under educated disgrace to humanity. Someone should have reminded him that we common people would politely commented, “Don’t worry, bleep floats” and returned to fine dining.


17 posted on 03/12/2011 10:27:30 AM PST by healy61
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To: paltz

Class always shines through.


18 posted on 03/12/2011 10:27:41 AM PST by sport
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To: paltz

Purple Drank bump.....


19 posted on 03/12/2011 10:27:41 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: llevrok

More disturbing:

What the hell is a deputy chief of staff doing eating alone at Chez Lucienne? Seriously, congressional staff don’t get paid crap, even if they are fairly high up there. It’s one thing that he develop a taste for Chez Lucienne, with all the wining and dining that influence peddlers do... but how can he afford to eat there so easily that he does so ON HIS OWN?

Come on folks, even if you find yourself in a situation where you HAVE to eat out alone... maybe between connections or meetings, or something... isn’t that when you eat the CHEAPEST food? You get fast food, instead of sit-down dining? OK, I’ll admit on a couple occasions, when I was young and took public transportation, I treated myself as a break between switching from Amtrak to Greyhound, but that’s not what’s happening here.

This is a guy who probably makes $50,000... and he regularly plunks $40 a meal? Methinks he must have a side source of income that’s probably not very ethical.

(And yeah, Legislative Assistants make $20,000.)


20 posted on 03/12/2011 10:29:05 AM PST by dangus
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To: paltz
You can take the scumbag out of the street but you can't take the street out of the scumbag.
21 posted on 03/12/2011 10:30:55 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: paltz

Is anyone else wondering what he was hiding in the umbrella?


22 posted on 03/12/2011 10:34:27 AM PST by txroadkill (Pray for Japan)
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To: paltz

Let’s see he was dining in Harlem and his umbrella was allegedly stolen. I Blame Whitey.


23 posted on 03/12/2011 10:41:37 AM PST by cquiggy
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To: paltz

Maybe he just needed a nap and his wubby?


24 posted on 03/12/2011 10:41:59 AM PST by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: agere_contra

LOL!!!


25 posted on 03/12/2011 10:43:00 AM PST by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: txroadkill
Is anyone else wondering what he was hiding in the umbrella?

Hadn't thought about that angle. Someone "dropped" something in it?


26 posted on 03/12/2011 10:43:33 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: iowamark

Amazing that he can insert race into a “missing” umbrella tirade!
Does anybody believe he ever had an umbrella to begin with?


27 posted on 03/12/2011 10:45:17 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Panzerlied

Nah, he’s down in Cleveland, TX putting a lid on the rape case there. After all, it’s 28 of “his people” who stand unfairly accused of raping an 11 year-old Hispanic girl.


28 posted on 03/12/2011 10:45:56 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: paltz

Geoffrey Eaton

29 posted on 03/12/2011 10:47:16 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: paltz
BET.com contributor Bevy Smith: "I said, 'Shhhh.' He yells at me, 'Bleep you, and mind your own bleeping business . . . you're a disgrace to our race.'"

Must be she doesn't play the race or victim card.

30 posted on 03/12/2011 10:48:41 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GnuHere
Amazing that he can insert race into a “missing” umbrella tirade!

Well, they probably did ask him what color it was...
31 posted on 03/12/2011 10:49:12 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: dangus
"but how can he afford to eat there so easily that he does so ON HIS OWN?"

He probably falsifies his tax returns like his boss.

32 posted on 03/12/2011 10:52:36 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Panzerlied

Especially if he suspect a white person might have taken it!


33 posted on 03/12/2011 10:52:53 AM PST by rawhide
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To: paltz

Always the victim.


34 posted on 03/12/2011 10:56:54 AM PST by crosshairs (Appeasement is surrender in slow motion.)
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To: paltz

There are pigs everywhere in Washington DC now.


35 posted on 03/12/2011 11:09:15 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: crosshairs
"Always the victim. "

Always.

Another noble Black male.

36 posted on 03/12/2011 11:09:24 AM PST by blam
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To: paltz

You’re a disgrace to our race.But I’m not LOL.


37 posted on 03/12/2011 11:15:15 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: paltz

You just know it’s Bush’s fault.


38 posted on 03/12/2011 11:17:50 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: LostInBayport

“Amazing that he can insert race into a “missing” umbrella tirade! “

Well, the umbrella was black so race must have had something to do with it. If it walks like a duck...

;)


39 posted on 03/12/2011 11:25:42 AM PST by mewykwistmas
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To: paltz
after a meal alone at the bar

Drunk, conceivably? Just possibly?

40 posted on 03/12/2011 11:29:45 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: paltz

What a jerkoff.

I’ve lost umbrellas in restaurants.

Life happens.


41 posted on 03/12/2011 11:39:55 AM PST by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: dangus
This is a guy who probably makes $50,000...

x10

42 posted on 03/12/2011 11:44:54 AM PST by Crawdad
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To: paltz

Guy’s a Jack Wagon.

There is a Subway entrance damn near outside the door of the resaurant if he had to go somewhere.

Additionally, there is a CVS drugstore and a Marshalls across the street who sell umbrellas.

“But, it’s all about me.”


43 posted on 03/12/2011 11:47:27 AM PST by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Crawdad
From the article: "A source told us employees later found his umbrella in a corner."

Hilarious.

44 posted on 03/12/2011 11:48:10 AM PST by Crawdad
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To: nkycincinnatikid

“Reminds me that I haven’t seen my umbrella since about 1983. Now where could I have left it?”

Probably sitting in Eaton’s apartment, right next his, where he probably left it in the first place.


45 posted on 03/12/2011 11:55:19 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: nkycincinnatikid

“Reminds me that I haven’t seen my umbrella since about 1983. Now where could I have left it?”

Probably sitting in Eaton’s apartment, right next to his, where he probably left it in the first place.


46 posted on 03/12/2011 11:55:26 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

Darn.. Thought I caught it before it double posted.

Mods. Please forgive me.. :’(


47 posted on 03/12/2011 11:56:15 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: KJC1

Or maybe “What was eatin’ Eaton?”


48 posted on 03/12/2011 12:04:37 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Crawdad

Not on the salary of a congressional aide, he doesn’t. He obviously has money, but not ethically.


49 posted on 03/12/2011 12:06:15 PM PST by dangus
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yup, it’s a ‘’black thing’’.


50 posted on 03/12/2011 12:09:48 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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