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Mystery Solved: Dem Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. In (Arizona) Rehab For Drugs And Alcohol…
Weazel Zippers ^ | July 11, 2012

Posted on 07/11/2012 3:35:30 PM PDT by Zakeet

BREAKING: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Rep Jesse Jackson Jr is in a rehab facility in AZ suffering from alcoholism and addiction -@JesseRodriguez

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) July 11, 2012

(Excerpt) Read more at weaselzippers.us ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 112th; addiction; alcohol; chicagoway; congress; disorders; jackson; jjj; jjjr; mentalillness; mooddisorder; psychiatry; rehab
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I'm sure they could use the water and fertilizer if any of you Arizona based right wing nuts want to drop by the institute and pay your respects.

1 posted on 07/11/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

As a recovering addict myself, I am rather unhappy they broke his anonymity. The program has principles, and chief among them in anonymity. Too bad these guys couldn’t or wouldn’t respect that.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 3:38:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I'm watching 'The Walking Dead' and rootin' for the zombies.)
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To: Zakeet; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; STARWISE; deoetdoctrinae; musicman; vox_freedom; DJ MacWoW; ..

The whole fam damily belongs in asylums of some type.
Race hustling grifters.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 3:40:58 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Zakeet

At least he didn’t try to eat any of his colleagues before going into rehab.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 3:41:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Zakeet

What’s he addicted to, FREE CHEESE????


5 posted on 07/11/2012 3:42:21 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Zakeet

6 posted on 07/11/2012 3:42:50 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Zakeet

GRIFT ADDICT

7 posted on 07/11/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Lazamataz

Dearest Laz, you were never a public office holder, entrusted to make decisions for thousands of people. The public’s “right to know” etc. I’m shocked Andrea Mitchell reported it.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 3:44:14 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Zakeet

“Step One” in the 12 Step legal process.

JJ Jr. is under investigation for conspiracy to pay a bribe to convicted felon and former Illinois Governor Blagojevich.

The alcohol and drugs made me do it!


9 posted on 07/11/2012 3:44:14 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Zakeet

Oh, so the whole “exhaustion” thing was a coordinated lie?


10 posted on 07/11/2012 3:46:18 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Poison Pill

Perhaps “exhaustion” is the liberal words for “Passed Out”


11 posted on 07/11/2012 3:47:57 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Zakeet

Is Junior wearing red liptstick?


12 posted on 07/11/2012 3:49:03 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Poison Pill

Everything connected with a Democrat is a lie. Democrats, like Satan cannot exist without the lie.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 3:49:49 PM PDT by sport
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To: Zakeet

He’s a Dem and Jesse Jackson’s son..can’t really blame him for smoking some crack


14 posted on 07/11/2012 3:49:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Zakeet

Does the FedGov provide good substance abuse coverage for its employees?

I thought Arizona was on the liberals’ sh!tlist? Why not California?


15 posted on 07/11/2012 3:49:53 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Lazamataz

This guy is an elected representative. His addiction to alcohol and drugs directly affect his constituents. They have a right to know why he isn’t foing his job too. Some nebulous excuse isn’t good enough.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 3:50:09 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Zakeet

Congress and CA legislature need regular drug tests.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 3:51:59 PM PDT by Selene
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To: pfflier; onyx
Yes, you guys make a point. Still, should have come from him, and maybe give him a chance to sober up so he can do it with a clear head?

I dunno. The AA and NA in me screams foul, somehow.

18 posted on 07/11/2012 3:54:16 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I'm watching 'The Walking Dead' and rootin' for the zombies.)
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To: Zakeet

The TEA Party needs a new plank for the platform. A push to make frequent mandatory drug testing the law for any elected rep and secondly, a mandatory BKG check by the FBI as part of the electoral process.

Add those two issues and you will get a ton of converts to the cause...and some better candidates.

And boy won’t the Democrats spaz out!


19 posted on 07/11/2012 3:55:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Zakeet

Once again the old adage proves true:
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree


20 posted on 07/11/2012 3:55:19 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: nascarnation

“Does the FedGov provide good substance abuse coverage for its employees?

I thought Arizona was on the liberals’ sh!tlist? Why not California?”

Some nationally recognized clinics in/near Tucson. California has plenty, too. One of course is the Betty Ford center, and another is the US Navy facility in Long Beach, where Mrs. Ford herself was treated. Hoag hospital, and many more.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Ann Archy

Does smoking crack make one crave free cheese?


22 posted on 07/11/2012 3:58:47 PM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: Zakeet

To quota Mark Twain upon hearing that a person he disliked was sick in the hospital ...”I certainly hope it’s nothing trivial.”

Jesse Jr.’s liquor is probably from the USA but his drugs probably came up from Mexico via our unprotected border here in Arizona. Hola! Illinois!


23 posted on 07/11/2012 3:58:47 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Saint Trayvon of Skittles --Patron Saint of Feral Hoodie Flash Mobs)
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To: Zakeet

Not a fan but I hope he can put his demons behind him and become a better and satisfied man.

Also, prayers up for the people he’ll depend on to get past this. That road can be rough for all involved.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 3:58:51 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: onyx
I’m shocked Andrea Mitchell reported it.

Me, too!

I suppose it's NBC's attempt at "balance." Watch for stories tomorrow about rumors of Romney's secret drug-usage that may have made him bully the long-haired snot in prep school.

25 posted on 07/11/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Lazamataz
Should have, maybe, but you're talking about the son of the man who fathered a child out of wedlock while "ministering" to Bill Clinton after his affair with Monica Lewinsky was revealed.

We'd be waiting a long time for that announcement.

-PJ

26 posted on 07/11/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Zakeet
do I really have to say it???

27 posted on 07/11/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lazamataz

I can respect that, but this report doesn’t say exactly WHO revealed the story. For all we know, it could have been one of his own associates ... leaking the story in anticipation of a “Kennedy” defense in a criminal investigation related to his conduct in office.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 4:03:42 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: nascarnation

Makes sense, Arizona is probably the last place people would look for him. They Hid him in deep red republican country.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 4:04:04 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like the suicide attempt was true?

Pray for his Salvation


30 posted on 07/11/2012 4:04:53 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: Poison Pill

I don’t know about you, but when I’m exhausted, I take a nap, go on vacation, or whatever. I wouldn’t be going to a hospital.

When you see the word, exhaustion, associated with a celebrity’s hospitalization, you know it’s bogus.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Zakeet
"Jesse Jackson Jr. In (Arizona) Rehab For Drugs And Alcohol"

They tried to send him back to Congress, but I said 'no, no, no'...

32 posted on 07/11/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Zakeet
Gotta love some of the quotes in the reader comments section of the link posted in the main story.

"If he had to read a manual to smoke crack cocaine, he wouldn't have a drug problem."

33 posted on 07/11/2012 4:09:09 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Zakeet

Is that a trace of red blood leading from his right nostril?
Looks like he snorted a lot of white rocks.


34 posted on 07/11/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Lazamataz
As a recovering addict myself, I am rather unhappy they broke his anonymity. The program has principles, and chief among them in anonymity. Too bad these guys couldn’t or wouldn’t respect that.

Right. That fact (he's suffering from addiction) per se doesn't make him a good or bad person, and is not a conservative/liberal thing.

I, for one, am not going to pile on here. JJ Jr. needs to get himself healed up so he can return to doing his job: forming a more perfect socialist Democratic Union.

35 posted on 07/11/2012 4:12:38 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Zakeet
"Rep Jesse Jackson Jr is in a rehab facility in AZ"

Did Jr have to show his ID before he was admitted?

36 posted on 07/11/2012 4:12:45 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: sunmars

Probably had a pocketful of blow when he got off the plane.
Too bad we couldn’t have Arpaio arrest him.


37 posted on 07/11/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: pfflier
This guy is an elected representative. His addiction to alcohol and drugs directly affect his constituents. They have a right to know why he isn’t foing his job too. Some nebulous excuse isn’t good enough.

I hope he is able to overcome his demons. That being said, you are exactly right. His addiction directly impacts his ability to serve his constituents. For the past month or so, nobody knew where he was, why he dropped out of sight, and when (or if) he would be back. The public was told only that he was being treated for "exhaustion", we should respect his privacy, and that no further details would be provided. Think about it. If any of us failed to show up for work for the past 30 days, refused to tell our employer why, and further stated that our privacy should be respected, how long would an explanation like that be tolerated?

38 posted on 07/11/2012 4:13:59 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Zakeet

Bush’s fault no doubt.


39 posted on 07/11/2012 4:14:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Norm Lenhart
frequent mandatory drug testing the law for any elected rep

They'd have to make an exemption for Pelosi. She couldn't get through the day without a handful of MDMA. The omnipresent goofy grin tells all.

40 posted on 07/11/2012 4:17:05 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Lazamataz
"Still, should have come from him..."

He's been MIA since June 10th. That's a month without an explanation. Had he been a man, he would have come clean prior to his going into rehab, but as usual, being a Democrat allows him to lie, stall and obfuscate.

41 posted on 07/11/2012 4:17:20 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Zakeet

I call BS. Hiding in rehab is more like it.


42 posted on 07/11/2012 4:17:22 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Zakeet

There is one thing we can be sure of; it was the finest booze and best cocaine taxpayer funds could buy!


43 posted on 07/11/2012 4:17:43 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Zakeet
He should go to one of those sweat lodges up in Sedona.

44 posted on 07/11/2012 4:18:17 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: sargon

I’d agree except I think it’s all one big calculated lie as he tries to elude the grasp of the federales.


45 posted on 07/11/2012 4:18:55 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Lazamataz

— The program has principles,
— and chief among them in anonymity.

Strangely enough, I agree
Addiction is tough to face,
but the consequences must be faced later

These are the original Twelve Steps as published by Alcoholics Anonymous:

1) We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2) Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3) Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4) Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5) Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6) Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7) Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8) Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9) Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10) Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
11) Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12) Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


46 posted on 07/11/2012 4:21:04 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Zakeet
Separated at birth:

Jessie Jackson ..... and the black moore fish.


47 posted on 07/11/2012 4:21:29 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Lazamataz
"Still, should have come from him, and maybe give him a chance to sober up so he can do it with a clear head?"

With all due respect, it is now five weeks since the just disappeared like a fart in the wind. Just how much time would you allow your representative if you knew absolutely nothing besides what some spokesman had to say? Would it matter to you that according to a report yesterday, we were told not to expect him back in his office until sometime after Labor Day?

He accepted a very high profile and powerful job to represent his constituents combined will all the access to the money, corrupt or not, because of his position.

As an employer, would you not be just a little more demanding of specific reasons why an employee just decided to take a one month vacation without notice or explanation and then be told it might be longer than an additional six weeks before he might come back?

He did not find himself in this position by no fault of his own. Instead, it was totally his fault and lack of personal responsibility that got him where he is now. Further, his other indiscretions landed him in the Pay to Play Blogo scandal and I'm sure that Blogo was not going down alone and somebody has the goods on JJJr. Then he gets caught in a rather insidious affair to top it all off.

An honorable man would step down and take his lumps, of his own doing, and figure out how to catch the next available on-ramp to start a new life, hopefully with a much more secure moral compass. Just like any one of his constituents would have to do.

48 posted on 07/11/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: fatnotlazy
"When you see the word, exhaustion, associated with a celebrity’s hospitalization, you know it’s bogus."

Maybe he's trying to qualify for disability benefits. I hear they're handing them out like candy these days.

49 posted on 07/11/2012 4:23:26 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Zakeet

It’s almost certain there is a video somewhere of Andrea Mitchell trying to blame Jackson’s addictions on Romney or Bush.


50 posted on 07/11/2012 4:25:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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