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Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Neugebauer Over WWII Memorial Incident
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Friday, October 4, 2013 | Adam D. Young

Posted on 10/04/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT by kristinn

A Washington, D.C. watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, for his spat with a park ranger at the National World War II Memorial earlier this week.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint Friday morning, Oct. 4, with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Neugebauer “for conduct that reflects discreditably upon the House,” according to a news release from the organization.

“Rep. Neugebauer’s mistreatment of a federal employee who was doing her job is disgraceful,” Melanie Sloan, the group’s executive director, said in a news release. “The blame for the government shutdown and the resulting closure of the memorials lies squarely on the shoulders of lawmakers like Rep. Neugebauer who refuse to fund our government.”

The group claims Neugebauer’s conduct violates House Rule 23, which requires all members of the House conduct themselves “at all times in a manner that reflects creditably on the House.”

“By publicly assailing a federal employee who was acting in accordance with the will of the House and attempting to coerce the ranger to allow access to the memorial — despite the fact that federal law requires its closure — Rep. Neugebauer abused his position,” the release states.

“Rep. Neugebauer’s demeaning treatment of the ranger reinforces the commonly held belief that members of Congress are arrogant and have an over-inflated sense of superiority,” Sloan said via the release. “The House cannot permit its members to berate federal employees for a government shutdown for which Congress is responsible. Rep. Neugebauer needs to be held accountable for his reprehensible conduct.”

Neugebauer and a spokeswoman for the Office of Congressional Ethics were not immediately available for comment Friday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.lubbockonline.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: crew; frontgroup; parkservice; shutdown; ww2memorial
FYI, CREW is a Democrat party front group.
1 posted on 10/04/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Who knew Clinton violated the law when he allowed open air memorials, including the Lincoln Memorial to remain open during the ‘95 shutdown.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 10:56:22 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: kristinn

The lefties have their panties in a wad because this guy became a media hero by ignoring Obama’s “authoritah”....


3 posted on 10/04/2013 10:56:22 AM PDT by apillar
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To: kristinn

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/10/03/randy_neugebauer_park_ranger_video_flag_wearing_gop_congressman_berates.html

the exchange was all of 30 seconds in this video. IOW no big deal.

Dems making a mountain out of a molehill


4 posted on 10/04/2013 10:56:24 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: kristinn

Seems to me there is a case for a Federal Park Ranger attempting to violate 90 WWII vets first amendment rights.

I hope they file suit against Barky and the Nazi Ranger!


5 posted on 10/04/2013 10:57:26 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: kristinn

This is wild. Not hard to believe mind you, but here is a group of people who believe that they should have tossed WW2 veterans back on their bus and driven them back to where they came from.

What a pack of crapheads.

Typical of Democrat organizations. Filled up with fecal brained morons.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT by Venturer (Obamacare is a criminal act.)
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To: kristinn

Obama doubles down.

How I dearly wish Dr. Raoul was here.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 10:58:14 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kristinn

As Rush said, RATs are coming unhinged and showing the country who they really are and what they are. No words profane enough to describe them, IMO.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 10:59:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: dennisw

The Congressman must countersue.

The Memorial was built with private money. There is no reason for it to be closed at all, as it is an open, walk through type memorial.

BHO2 is just being a typical malevolent narcissist.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 10:59:51 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: kristinn

Am I the only one that gets error messages at the Lubbock Journal?
The direct link and even the main page are giving me “Access Denied” errors.

Or is the 0bama cyberwarfare team hacking the place?


10 posted on 10/04/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: kristinn

How about THIS analogy? Obama is acting like George Wallace barracading the schoolhouse door to prevent American citizens from exercising their Constitutional rights! Call your Congressman with this point now! Bob


11 posted on 10/04/2013 11:03:34 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: kristinn
“Rep. Neugebauer’s mistreatment of a federal employee who was doing her job is disgraceful,” Melanie Sloan, the group’s executive director, said in a news release.

"Ze ranger vas chust followink orders," Sloan continued.

12 posted on 10/04/2013 11:06:05 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: reagandemocrat

This a cynical, deliberate ploy to “’flip the script” and the focus off the real people being done wrong-the veterans. 90 yo men in wheelchairs being denied access to their own memorial after traveling miles by road, are victims. Her candy-azz after a 30 second non-violent contact is not, and if it is after that, she’s in the wrong job. What will she do when some libtard comes there to splash paint all over it?


13 posted on 10/04/2013 11:08:31 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kristinn

Aw hell, let’s quit playing footsie and start the war and get it over with. Winner takes all with free extradition to anyone who wants to leave.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 11:08:44 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: kristinn

“CREW is a Democrat party front group.”

That was obvious in the sentence where they blamed him for refusing to fund the government.


15 posted on 10/04/2013 11:09:05 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: kristinn
“Rep. Neugebauer’s demeaning treatment of the ranger reinforces the commonly held belief that members of Congress are arrogant and have an over-inflated sense of superiority,”

No, shoving Obamacare on us while exempting themselves reinforces that belief.

Getting up in someone's grill to fight for a 90+ year old veteran to get what may be his last chance to pay respects to his brothers / sisters in arms helps redeem Congress' image.

16 posted on 10/04/2013 11:09:07 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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What a bunch of whining sissies.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kristinn

Melanie Sloan, the group’s executive director

18 posted on 10/04/2013 11:12:45 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: kristinn

Satire?


19 posted on 10/04/2013 11:13:40 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sign at WWII Memorial: “NORMANDY WAS CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE, TOO.”)
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To: kristinn
despite the fact that federal law requires its closure

Oh does it really?

20 posted on 10/04/2013 11:14:04 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: kristinn

We need to find out how we can help fight this shi’ite!


21 posted on 10/04/2013 11:14:28 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: kristinn

Time for some serious FReeping.

Is the DC contingency ready?


22 posted on 10/04/2013 11:14:49 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kristinn

Come on. She vas yust followink orders from der leader.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 11:17:18 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: dennisw

“the exchange was all of 30 seconds in this video. IOW no big deal. Dems making a mountain out of a molehill”

What ACTUALLY happened means little.

What’s IMPORTANT is how the Radical Dems can spin it, and how much mileage they can get out of it from their allies in the mainstream media, over the weekend.

THIS ALL ABOUT IMAGERY FOR THESE CREEPS.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 11:17:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: kristinn

It’s simply false for this group to say the Rep is “refusing to fund the government.” He voted Aye on the CR that funds all of the government except for Obamacare.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 11:17:52 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: reagandemocrat

Maybe an Obama Rodeo Clown can chain himself to a barrycade.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 11:22:05 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Oh, Lord! Can you imagine waking up next to that?

The amount of alcohol that would make that woman look appealing would be fatal to an elephant!

27 posted on 10/04/2013 11:23:23 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

She must have got a mouth like that giving BJs to horses.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 11:27:13 AM PDT by crz
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To: Sequoyah101

I second the motion!


29 posted on 10/04/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: kristinn

cost to keep an open air memorial open during gvt ‘shutdown’ $0.00

cost to close open air memorial during gvt ‘shutdown’ $XXXXX.XX

0bama intimidation value pricele$$


30 posted on 10/04/2013 11:32:25 AM PDT by mreerm
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To: apillar

If people start showing open defiance to the left,
it’s all over for them.

They don’t have the actual force capability to keep us in line.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 11:34:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: reagandemocrat

This FReeper, three hours away from DC, is AT THE READY!!!


32 posted on 10/04/2013 11:36:49 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

When I saw the picture, thought you were posting to a transgender post by mistake.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I haven’t and will not look but I’ll bet she is one of the hairy armpit NAG types. She looks like she needs special provisional access to the mainstream of society.


34 posted on 10/04/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: LegendHasIt

i got on no problem. Most of the comments are a trip!


35 posted on 10/04/2013 11:54:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Another angry ugly woman.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Watchdog!


37 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:01 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Thanks. I’m still getting error message. Maybe it is a Hughesnet problem. Dang satellite system sometimes does weird things.


38 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:31 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: kristinn

Hey, Melanie Sloan, take your stupid, moonbat “complaint”
and shove it up your enormous smelly Obama!

Congressman Randy Neugebauer is a hero.

And while you’re at it, Melanie, shave your armpits.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 12:17:52 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: kristinn

The group claims Neugebauer’s conduct violates House Rule 23, which requires all members of the House conduct themselves “at all times in a manner that reflects creditably on the House.”

Well then I am sure that they have filed similar charges against all the demonrats over their verbal assaults against Republicans, right?


40 posted on 10/04/2013 12:26:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Ugh, looks like every feminist moron I’ve ever met.

This is well past the point of ridiculous. I thought we were the laughing stock of the world a few years back, now we are just damn pathetic.


41 posted on 10/04/2013 1:29:51 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: kristinn
Biden calls park ranger: 'I'm proud of you' - October 03, 2013
42 posted on 10/04/2013 7:40:56 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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