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The audacity of Jr.
Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/17/13

Posted on 02/16/2013 8:43:55 AM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

Ask how he could humiliate not one but three generations of his globally known family — his famous father and his young children included.

No, Jesse Jackson Jr. wouldn't be the first to purposefully slow-walk that yearslong walk. Not the first to delight in secret luxuries and expensive acquisitions along a reliable, efficient path to the self-destruction of his career and his reputation.

Imagine, though, the depth of conniving, or self-delusion, or entitlement, or sheer audacious recklessness, that the federal accusations against Jackson would have required of him. What the feds on Friday suggested had happened here is a sustained crime spree that could succeed only if a man ensnarled by elaborate financial reporting requirements somehow kept it all secret.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; chicago; jackson; jesse; jjj; perp
It maybe best Jesse land in an out-of-state prison.
1 posted on 02/16/2013 8:44:00 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

the members of Congress, the Senate and the rest of DC do this daily with complete impunity, how did Jr gt so unlucky as to get hung up in it? God seems to give many evil people a complete pass.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 8:47:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

The $43,000 Rolex sounds pretty good.
I’ll bet it weighs 5 pounds...


3 posted on 02/16/2013 8:48:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Libloather

He probably learned his trade from the greatest poverty pimp/thief of all time...his old man.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 8:51:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Libloather
"Ask how he could humiliate not one but three generations of his globally known family — his famous father..."

What could he do that could possibly embarrass his "famous father" (the churchless reverend) more than he has already embarrassed himself?

5 posted on 02/16/2013 8:55:46 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"The $43,000 Rolex sounds pretty good.
I’ll bet it weighs 5 pounds...


And I'll bet it makes his baseball cap really heavy.
6 posted on 02/16/2013 8:59:20 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Libloather

This is SOP for a whole lot of elected gummit employees, sad to say.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 9:07:17 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Libloather
Jr. is the product of entitlement minded racist bigots like his father, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Eugene Wolcott( Farrakhan), Michael Pfleger & Barry Dunham.

Jr. was taught from a young age by his father & hometown hustlers that any time you get over on the White man and his unjust and unfair system, you are entitled to those rewards, whether they are legal or not.

8 posted on 02/16/2013 9:07:48 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Libloather
Why is it that no one seems to relate such individual actions to the "entitlement" atmosphere which pervades Democratic political philosophy at every level of the society--from the wealthiest to the poorest among us?

When, in a country which was founded on the immutable principles of right and wrong, its leadership justifies and practices the "taking" of earnings from some, in order to pretend to a right to "redistribute" it to others of their own choosing, why is there shock that an individual, surrounded by that ideology, might succumb to personal temptation to do the same?

So-called "progressives" have, for decades, turned America's founding principles upside down, and we are seeing consequences of such departure from principle, both individually and as a nation.

We might wish to consider the following:

"1. Does this legislation or idea increase, or decrease, individual freedom and creativity?

"2. Does this legislation or idea increase, or decrease, the power of some citizens over other citizens?

"3. Does this legislation or idea recognize that the persons who will exercise the power are themselves imperfect human beings?

"4. Does this legislation or idea recognize that government is incapable of creating wealth?

"5. Does this legislation or idea authorize taking from some what belongs to them, and giving it to others to whom it does not belong?
If 'thou shalt not steal' is a valid commandment, can we assume that it is meant to apply only to individuals and not to government (which is made up of individuals), even if those persons in power pass laws which sanction such redistribution of the wealth of others?'

"6. Does this legislation or idea encourage, or discourage, the very highest level of morality and responsibility from the individual?
. . .when government makes actions 'legal' by some citizens at the expense of other citizens, the result may be behavior which would not be considered possible by individuals acting alone.

"7. Does this legislation or idea propose that the 'government' do something which the individual cannot do without committing a crime?"**

**7 principles drawn from James R. Evans book, "America's Choice," and reprinted in a Stedman Corporation (Asheboro, NC) booklet entitled "I'm Only One, What Can I Do?"

9 posted on 02/16/2013 9:10:42 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Libloather
"Yo Jr! ... I was so happy when I heard the news! ...We can be cellies, you can live in my house bro."


10 posted on 02/16/2013 9:12:40 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: driftless2

Just further proof that the “fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree!”


11 posted on 02/16/2013 9:20:03 AM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Libloather; All
The Trib wouldn't be publishing ths real scorcher of an editorial unless it had permission and encouragement from the Illegal and Moochelle. What is it they have against the whole familigla JJ???
12 posted on 02/16/2013 9:32:08 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Libloather
The writer seems to be confounded that Jr. could have done all that; apparently he hasn't been paying attention. Jr. has been living high on the hog for years, just like his Daddy. Don't know about Jr, but at least one of his siblings attended the tony Fay School, in Southborough MA, the tuition of which was probably 20-25K at that time.

I don't know if Jesse Jackson has ever had a real job. Ever since I first heard of him, he was always the head of some civil rights group, or was leading some Foundation, all of which depended on donations from like minded folks. Of course, in more recent years, Jesse went for all out extortion against companies, using his Rainbow Coalition.

Jr. learned from his Daddy that you can live well off other people's money.

13 posted on 02/16/2013 9:34:46 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Libloather
To think that the powers that got Obama endorsed for president were the same faction that first wanted to groom Jesse Jr. for that role.

Dang! If only they had succeeded we'd be well on the road to impeachment about now.

14 posted on 02/16/2013 9:36:45 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: libstripper

Daddy promising to rip his nuts off probably didn’t help.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 9:48:15 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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16 posted on 02/16/2013 10:00:15 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: libstripper

The Trib is bemoaning that Jr. squandered all the good he could have done. Yeah right!

The damn Trib endorsed this guy, so this has to be a very half-hearted mea culpa on their part. The Trib knew Jr. was dirty. Had even tried to buy the Illinois senatorship but Blagojevich wanted it more.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 10:09:16 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Libloather

Oh puhleeze!

Jesse, Jr. may be a very corrupt man, with a very corrupt wife, but his father is no paragon.

He had an affair, and hid it, and was a hypocrite about it; and while I have never heard of him being an out-and-out thief I think he’s a shakedown artist of the first water.

I also read a very sympathetic article about Jr. which clearly gave the impression that the old man was always most reluctant to share the spotlight in any way.

That does not excuse anything wrong the son did, apple tree, that’s all I’m saying.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 11:00:54 AM PST by jocon307
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“He had an affair...”

Bwahahahahahahahha...Jesse is a well known womanizer and that reputation goes back to the 1950s. He has never spent a night alone.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 12:26:26 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Libloather
This more-in-sorrow-than-anger editorial in the Chicago Tribune that bemoans the criminality and congressional loss of a congressional seat by Jesse Jackson, Junior and all the wonderful things he could have done for 'his people' is a crock.

It pretends to be shocked, shocked that Jackson fils is a thief and an arrogant thief, at that, who thought his crimes would never be discovered. What the newspaper means is that junior assumed that as the son of The Reverend Jesse Jackson, the wildly successful race hustler and pet of the political left, he was invincible and wouldn't be held accountable, even if found out. That was the goal of all the 'mental breakdown' BS he pulled prior to being charged by the feds.

Obviously, Jesse Jackson, Jr. has crossed the Obama machine in some way and is being taken out of circulation. Daddy can't save him and likely won't try too hard except to claim - all together now - 'racism'! Of course, Jesse Jackson thinks a cloudy day only occurs because he's black. He can be dismissed, as he usually is by sensible people. As for Junior, he finally found the limits of license.

I hope he goes to jail but I'll believe that when it happens. Lots of tears, 'counseling' and fines along with having to pay a lot of the money back is about what I expect, unless Obama is really POed at Junior. If so, like Rod Blagojevich, he may actually do some real prison time, just like an ordinary person that steals for pure greed and thinks they are above the law - until they get caught. Whatever happens, Junior won't be missed by many.

20 posted on 02/16/2013 1:11:50 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: yldstrk
...Congress, the Senate and the rest of DC do this daily with complete impunity, how did Jr gt so unlucky as to get hung up in it? God seems to give many evil people a complete pass.

It's NOT God giving out passes - passes are given out by liberal elites with the blessing and stamp of the MSM. Jr. has ticked off liberal elites in high power. He's a 'message' sent to the others: tow the line ... or else.

21 posted on 02/16/2013 1:21:24 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one’s risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Baynative

Unfortunately some people have no shame or embarrassment.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 1:45:29 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: buffaloguy
Jesse is a well known womanizer and that reputation goes back to the 1950s. He has never spent a night alone.

Well, there is one thing that Barack and Jesse have in common...neither has spent the night alone.

Of course no one could ever accuse Barack of being a WOMANIZER...
Moochelle is living proof of that

23 posted on 02/16/2013 2:02:20 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: cpa4you

Better: “The turd doesn’t fall far from the bull.”


24 posted on 02/16/2013 2:42:48 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Libloather

Lighten up everybody; It’s called reperations


25 posted on 02/16/2013 3:56:26 PM PST by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: yldstrk

I like to think that God reserves earthly punishment for those who have even a whisper of a hope of redemption before they pass on. The ones with NO hope of repentance before they die, He sets aside to deal with Himself. }:)


26 posted on 02/16/2013 9:23:20 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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