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Sen. Mark Kirk: Booze and boat parties smoothed bipartisan gun deal
washingtontimes.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 04/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

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To: Godwin1; BillyBoy

Nancyboy Kirk is Dick Durbin “Light” only because Dickie is a tad chubbier. As a GOP Senator, Nancyboy is utterly useless and wrong on every issue that matters..


51 posted on 04/11/2013 3:33:18 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: ilovesarah2012

How deep and dark is the corruption of Washington, and how available are the most debauched enticements?

Likely more than the most cynical citizen could dream up.


52 posted on 04/11/2013 3:44:46 PM PDT by lurk
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To: BillyBoy; arrogantsob

Arrogant sob needs to be reminded that Nancyboy Kirk is behaving as we predicted. If he weren’t such a leftwing asswipe, Obozo could easily have gotten Nancyboy’s vote by fixing him up with Reggie Love. Of course, Obozo may want Reggie for himself alone.


53 posted on 04/11/2013 3:45:40 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: 1010RD; arrogantsob; BillyBoy

If only we had two Mark Nancyboy Kirks from Illinois, they could marry one another and go on a permanent Hershey honeymoon. $$$$ is relevant only to the ruling class. You know them by their voting records on vile rump-ranging abomination posing as “marriage,” baby-killing and gun grabbing. They thrill only one another and the clueless airheads at the polo club and the Junior League.


54 posted on 04/11/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: lurk

And it is all just accepted now. I remember back in the day when we had journalists who prided themselves on turning over rocks.


55 posted on 04/11/2013 3:53:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BlackElk

Liars, traitors, fools and whores.


56 posted on 04/11/2013 4:55:08 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

I called Kirk’s local office today and let them have it. He barely won his election last time. Now he can try to do it without gun owners.


57 posted on 04/11/2013 4:56:31 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: BlackElk; 1010RD; arrogantsob; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
>> If only we had two Mark Nancyboy Kirks from Illinois, they could marry one another and go on a permanent Hershey honeymoon. <<

Yikes. The thought of TWO Mark Kirks from Illinois is terrifying. Mark Kirk Jr. (Bob "Dold with a D") is out of office now, and the only way you'd get ANOTHER ultra-liberal "R" from Illinois in the Senate is if Judy Barr Topinka became "transgendered", had a sex-change operation, and changed her name to Jude Barr Topinka. "He" could then "marry" Kirk and become Jude Topinka-Kirk. Agh! I think I'm going blind thinking of that!! I better not give them any ideas.

Actually, the thought of the liberal politicians getting all "bipartisan" on a yacht party makes me think of a modern day Gary Hart. I imagine Kirk, Franken, Tammy Baldwin, Joe Manchin, Patty Murray, Chuck Schumer, Bob Menendez, Carl Levin, Elizabeth Warren, Kirk's BFF Dick Durbin, etc., getting all @hit faced on booze and cocaine while Sandra Fluke does a striptease for all the depraved marxists. (Menendez would get bored and sneak in some underage junior H.S. girls though). The scary thing is that imagine probably isn't too far from reality!

58 posted on 04/11/2013 5:08:01 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: RightGeek

Yeah but you wouldn’t know it the way the local media protect this guy from losing his small town appeal. I think this isn’t going to play well back home.


59 posted on 04/11/2013 6:21:33 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: BillyBoy

You had this one right. I never joined the Kirk bandwagon. He’s a liberal GOP through and through. He’s not fiscally or socially conservative. He’s the type we don’t need.


60 posted on 04/11/2013 6:24:48 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Lurker

That election was fixed by the Combine. Quinn to “win” the Governorship, the RINO fake Kirk to get the Senate seat.


61 posted on 04/11/2013 6:42:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I didn’t know Manchin could afford a yacht, and I bet the “poor” of WV don’t know that either, not that it ever matters of course.


62 posted on 04/11/2013 8:21:08 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Windy City Conservative

They are the Latter Day Deweyites!


63 posted on 04/11/2013 8:23:18 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: lurk

No matter how corrupt, the American Republican voters don’t seem to understand. I think they have all thrown in the towel; American can’t be saved.


64 posted on 04/11/2013 8:24:58 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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65 posted on 04/11/2013 8:26:18 PM PDT by narses
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To: ScottinVA

Politics ain’t gonna’ fix any of this. It’s too late for that. I’m not going to suggest anything, mind you.


66 posted on 04/11/2013 8:47:46 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Lurker; Impy
>> That election was fixed by the Combine. Quinn to “win” the Governorship, the RINO fake Kirk to get the Senate seat. <<

Fieldmarshaldj nailed it. BTW, I've been an election judge in every election, and this week's April 2013 local election for township and village offices (suburban Cook Co. only, we don't vote for any city of Chicago offices) had a turnout that reflected the demographics of my local neighborhood -- about 70-80% white and 20-30% black, hispanic, and asian. Of course, when the SAME pct. voted in 2012 (with Obama on top of the ticket & the RATs needing to take back all the Congressional districts and get a veto proof majority in the both houses of the state legislature), and in 2010 (with Quinn on the top of the ticket, and combiner Kirk running for U.S. Senate), the turnout in my pct. was roughly 50% white and 50% black, with dozens of "new" voters showing up that I had never seen before in my life, listed in the voter rolls as "active" suburban voters and supposed local residents. Of course, we don't have to ask for ID if they're "active" voters. If those "new" voters were legit, I have a bridge to sell you.

The integrity of the ballot is a joke in Illinois, especially Crook County. Corpses and illegal aliens choose our Governors, Senators, and state legislators.

67 posted on 04/11/2013 9:37:10 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: RightGeek; cradle of freedom; Travis McGee
I wonder if the folks back home know about Manchin’s party boat?

I ran for WV State Senator against Walter Helmick for the 15th District. He got more than $1,000,000 from the Miners Unions, the same source that helped Manchin get his post. Their star is now head of the AFL-CIO and ObamaFriend, Richard Trumka.

Nothing to see here. Move along. They know...

(I still got 37% of the vote after spending a paltry $565, mainly for gasoline...!)

68 posted on 04/11/2013 9:44:31 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: BenLurkin

“I feel sick.”

Where are the torpedoes when you need them


70 posted on 04/11/2013 9:51:06 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Travis McGee

Booze, broads, and boat parties, make for the taking of our 2nd Amendment rights.

Got it.

Damn, I despise them all.


71 posted on 04/11/2013 9:58:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Well they would have been just as happy with Alexi!, who nearly beat Kirk.

Rather they fixed it to be a win/win for them.

I voted for the pro-life Libertarian candidate (for Comptroller too against RINO Topinka, I will never vote for her again after he crap 2006 campaign against Blago), can’t say I’m regretting it. Those were my first third party votes.

Seriously, we need to introduce party discipline like they have in parliamentary systems, make important votes a “three line whip”, if you vote the wrong way, you are kicked out of the party.


72 posted on 04/11/2013 11:55:10 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: bd476

unfortunately the left doesn’t give a damn abotu how our founding fathers felt any longer- the left view themselves as gods- above the law- and we the peopel fear them too much to do anythign about it any longer-


73 posted on 04/11/2013 11:58:50 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: bd476

All the statesmen are gone we only have wrestlers now.


74 posted on 04/12/2013 9:26:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Impy

The downside to that enforcement of party voting is that it could bite small government Conservatives on the butt. I don’t want a rep that votes party line, I want a rep that votes the IDEOLOGICAL line.

The criticism of Congressman DesJarlais here in TN is that he wasn’t voting with leadership (partly why the RINO establishment wanted him out, and still do), but voting on ideology. One of his declared opponents for next year, State Sen. Jim Tracy, is more of a leadership guy and would like to move up that ladder. Even damaged, DesJarlais is probably the best voting member of the TN delegation.


75 posted on 04/12/2013 12:35:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: WVKayaker

Wasn’t the miners union involved in a murder about thirty years ago? It had to do with a rivalry between two people who were running for union president.


76 posted on 04/12/2013 10:08:29 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Lurker

The Democrats are kicking out some of their old voters. Don’t they think that many Democrats have been gun owners all their lives? Let them keep showing their true colors.


77 posted on 04/12/2013 10:10:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We are finding out how deep the RINO layers go. I think it is not just in Washington but probably reaches into state governments and probably local governments as well. Why not, political parties are national therefore they bend their knees to the big boys in Washington. Next time I hear about *grassroots politics* I think I will puke. We have been deceived for a very long time, we have NOT had grassroots politics for many years. They only good thing about what is happening is that people are finally seeing the truth...the truth shall set you free.


78 posted on 04/12/2013 10:17:25 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

43 years ago.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-mine-workers-killings


79 posted on 04/12/2013 10:21:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cradle of freedom

Real grassroots politics presents a threat to the established government class. They react to it by one of two ways: they either destroy it (by whatever means) or they co-opt it. If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he’d be agitating for another revolution. He’d be right.


80 posted on 04/12/2013 10:25:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“If voting changed things politicians would make it illegal” Mark Twain, I believe.


81 posted on 04/12/2013 10:37:04 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: txhurl

The boys on the boat probably took turns with her.


82 posted on 04/12/2013 10:40:58 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: cradle of freedom
Wasn’t the miners union involved in a murder about thirty years ago?

It was alleged that Trumka did it himself! He surely had his hands in it!

Now, he is Thug-In-Chief, and Frequent White Hut visitor extraordinaire!

... Eight years later, UNW thuggery proved fatal. In the spring of 1993, Trumka, in an effort to ensure that no one would be able to find employment as a miner without paying dues or agency fees to the UMW, ordered more than 17,000 mine workers to walk off their jobs. Moreover, he explicitly instructed striking miners to "kick the sh-- out of every last one" of their fellow employees and mine operators who resisted union demands. In response, UMW enforcers vandalized homes, fired gunshots at a mine office, and cut off the power supply to another mine, temporarily trapping 93 miners underground. ...

... Soon thereafter, York's widow charged Trumka and other UMW officials in a $27 million wrongful death lawsuit. After fighting the charges for four years, UMW lawyers quickly decided to settle out of court in June 1997 once federal prosecutors announced that they planned to release evidence from the trial of Jerry Dale Lowe, whom a federal jury had previously convicted of conspiracy and weapons charges in connection with York's murder.... A guide to the Political Left! -

83 posted on 04/12/2013 11:09:46 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: WVKayaker

Good for you!

Is West Virginia run by the Democrats? Machin seemed like a decent guy but by now I have learned to not accept politicians at face value. This yacht made my jaw drop! How could he have gotten away with this charade this long? This is just another case of the politicians faking another *Mr Smith goes to Washington* type. I swear, politics must be 90% fakery.

Do you think that the gun issue will wake up enough voters in West Virginia?


84 posted on 04/13/2013 2:50:50 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: txhurl

Was there a Democrat running against the Tea Party guy?


85 posted on 04/13/2013 2:55:00 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Hmmn, a twitter war against these scoundrels. How about Facebook too?


86 posted on 04/13/2013 2:59:54 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: ilovesarah2012

How many voters in West Virginia knew about the Black Tie when they voted for Manchin, for Governor and then for the Senate?


87 posted on 04/13/2013 3:03:14 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Look back over about 50 years of history and it is plain to see that the GOP does not like conservatives. They were against Goldwater and Reagan, didn’t call themselves conservatives then, only when Reagan won two times and they saw that the people were behind him did they start calling themselves *conservatives*. They used the title of conservatives when it served their selfish interests but when they saw that conservatism is about values and not just a title, they soon dropped the real conservatives and attached themselves to phoney moderates. Conservatives are supposed to have a conscience and these people do not like people with a conscience looking over their shoulder. It makes them unconfortable and cramps their money-grubbing style.


88 posted on 04/13/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: BillyBoy

So he’s a decorated military vet, this seems to be a favorite subtrefuge of both the Dems and the RHINOS. Even veterans and miltary heroes can sometimes turn. Look at Benedict Arnold!

We have to look past the bright lights of the political resume and start looking deeper into their character. Things to look for: Do they present different faces to different people? Do their values fit with the basic core values of the American people?


89 posted on 04/13/2013 3:19:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: BillyBoy

Was he born to money or did he sell his soul to get it?


90 posted on 04/13/2013 3:21:24 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: lurk

There must be something that keeps drawing them to D.C. Washington is like the local pick up bar, everyone knows what goes on there, its reputation precedes it.


91 posted on 04/13/2013 3:24:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: All

picture of the boat?

the medium is the message

a luxury yatch. (how much security)

the yatch is the message.


92 posted on 04/13/2013 3:26:23 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BlackElk

So tell me about this Reggie Love? I know who he is and what his realtionship to Obama is subposed to be but I do not know what Kirk may or may not have had to do with it.


93 posted on 04/13/2013 3:27:22 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Maelstorm

I live in Massachusetts where the local tv news is useless, I would imagine that probably all local tv stations are owned by people who want to gain riches and be popular with the in-crowd.


94 posted on 04/13/2013 3:33:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Based on reputation, Kirk may well have an interest in Reggie Love and his/its ilk. His voting record shows undue enthusiasm for every fudge-packer agenda as well. Let’s speculate that Reggie would be the pitcher and Kirk the catcher if they played softball or house or, ummmm, whatever.


95 posted on 04/13/2013 3:49:31 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Co-opting is their favorite way of defeating us. They just pretend to be us and we end up voting for them. This is how the Republic became a den of thieves.

Here is one of my favorite quotations from James Madison. It explains beautifully how we came to wake up one day and wonder which country we were living in:

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power then by violent and sudden usurptions.”


96 posted on 04/13/2013 3:54:36 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: BlackElk

Is he married?


97 posted on 04/13/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Divorced in 2009 after 8 years of marriage.


98 posted on 04/13/2013 4:42:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BillyBoy

Sounds like they bused people in from the city.


99 posted on 04/14/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
The downside to that enforcement of party voting is that it could bite small government Conservatives on the butt. I don’t want a rep that votes party line, I want a rep that votes the IDEOLOGICAL line.

That, is an excellent point. I suppose they would have made something like Bush's Medicare thing a 3-line whip if they could. And various unsavory spending bills.

100 posted on 04/14/2013 4:33:27 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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