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‘Squeaky Clean’ Mormon Sen. Mike Crapo Drank ‘Multiple Vodka Shots’ Before DUI Arrest

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Another Republican politician who says one thing in public and does another thing in private, and will suffer no political consequences because of the IOKIYAR principle: Report: Mike Crapo Drank Vodka Shots.

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) drank multiple vodka shots before he was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Alexandria, according to public court documents.

Crapo, 61, has a court date set for Jan. 4, according to news reports. Police say Crapo made a U-turn at a red light and while he was being cited for a traffic violation, the officer smelled alcohol, and noticed bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He failed sobriety tests. Police say he had a .110 BAC, significantly above the Virginia legal driving limit of .08.

In an apology issued Sunday, Crapo said in a public statement: “I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter.”

Crapo has a reputation as a “squeaky clean” right wing Mormon, who boasted publicly that he abstains from alcohol.

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100 comments

1 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:37:09am

I abstain from alcohol unless I'm drunk.

2 efuseakay  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:39:59am

I bet he abstains from same-sex airport romps too!

3 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:40:18am

I abstain from Mormonism when sober.

4 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:40:29am

When they arrested him, did he shout out "Oh Crapo!" ?

5 SpaceJesus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:40:39am

Yeah shooting vodka isn't exactly something a non-seasoned drinker does either

6 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:41:19am

Eh, of all the things going on, this one is pretty lackluster. It seems every one of these over-religious, fire-breathing, self-proclaimed choir boys has at least 1 skeleton in their closet, and usually it's a small village worth of them.

Not like this wasn't going on for a long time. You don't abstain from alcohol for life and then down shots of straight liquor (well, YMMV).

7 Bulworth  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:42:17am

Early Sunday morning, huh? Can never understand why VIPs don't know well enough to (a) hire a driver and (b) hire a driver especially later at night/early morning.

8 Skip Intro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:42:57am

re: #7 Bulworth

Early Sunday morning, huh? Can never understand why VIPs don't know well enough to (a) hire a driver and (b) hire a driver especially later at night/early morning.

He didn't because he's always gotten away with it before.

9 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:43:14am

I've always been surprised at how lightly people treat DUI convictions. It was a serious strike against George W. Bush, in my mind, especially since it was 30 when it happened and he had every opportunity to know better.

10 Stanghazi  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:43:23am

Betcha there's a youthful staffer involved.

11 The Mountain That Blogs  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:43:37am

This gets 2/5 Craigs on the Idaho Senatorial Scandal Scale.

12 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:43:51am

re: #10 Stanghazi

Betcha there's a youthful staffer involved.

Boy or girl? Or one of each?

13 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:43:53am

re: #10 Stanghazi

A youthful _male_ staffer!

14 Kronocide  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:44:21am

Squeaky clean politician gets busted for DUI?

Surprise Surprise Surprise.

15 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:45:04am
16 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:45:33am

He stopped at a public restroom to take a crapo and was caught tapping his feet in the stall.

It's an Idaho tradition.

//

17 Ming  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:45:34am

Ah yes, comment #16 above reminded me, wasn't former Senator Larry "Wide-Stance" Craig also from Idaho?

18 dragonath  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:45:43am

It's true, alcohol keeps my windshield squeaky clean.

19 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:45:57am

re: #11 The Mountain That Blogs

It gets a toe tap. /

20 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:46:10am

From the Joe.My.God. blog:

RELATED: Crapo has a perfect track record of voting against LGBT rights. In June he cosigned the GOP amicus brief on behalf of the defense of DOMA. He twice voted for a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and he voted against both the Hate Crimes Act and the repeal of DADT. Crapo has a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition and a 0% rating from the Human Rights Campaign.

[Link: joemygod.blogspot.com...]

21 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:47:09am

and, from the same blog, a very astute comment about his "apology"

I see he didn't apologize to the other folks on the road he could have hit or killed. They NEVER apologize for that....just to their embarrassed family. FUCK THAT.

22 dragonath  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:47:37am

re: #20 ReamWorks SKG

The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%

23 Bubblehead II  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:48:48am

re: #17 Ming

Wasn't former Senator Larry "Wide-Stance" Craig also from Idaho?

Yes. What sucks even more is Crapo represents my district.

24 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:50:18am

Should anyone really be all that surprised that the supposed clean and sober Crapo turns out to be anything but.

Hypocritical? Absolutely. But his constituents will ignore it and this scandal will come and go.

He's lucky he didn't kill or injure anyone else during his drunken driving exploits this time. Luck that he was caught this time.

One has to wonder though how many times he's done so in the past and avoided getting caught.

I guess we'll be hearing that he's going into rehab next.

And on we go...

25 allegro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:52:33am

These things always bring this to mind...

26 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:53:01am

The Idaho Stateman, according to the Dailiy Kos, ran an editorial saying it's "unfair" to judge Mr. Crapo:

[Link: www.dailykos.com...]

27 dragonath  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:53:33am

This is really creepy.

School Shooter's DNA to Be Studied

How does a geneticist define "normal" DNA? What's abnormal?

28 allegro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:54:38am

re: #27 dragonath

This is really creepy.

School Shooter's DNA to Be Studied

How does a geneticist define "normal" DNA? What's abnormal?

A Y chromosome sporting a tiny assault weapon?

29 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:56:21am
30 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:56:40am

re: #27 dragonath

This is really creepy.

School Shooter's DNA to Be Studied

How does a geneticist define "normal" DNA? What's abnormal?

At one time "criminal profilers" thought having an extra Y chromosome was an indicator of violent behavior but that turned out to be bogus.

31 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:59:11am

Then there was this story from Texas last week:

Fatal shooting of driver after 2 boys killed in wreck remains a mystery

32 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:59:36am

The miniature wooden catapult I got in my Christmas Stocking is almost done, I"m just waiting for the glue to dry before I tighten the skien.

33 aagcobb  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:03:39am

re: #26 ReamWorks SKG

The Idaho Stateman, according to the Dailiy Kos, ran an editorial saying it's "unfair" to judge Mr. Crapo:

[Link: www.dailykos.com...]

It would be totally unfair to judge Mr. Crapo the way he judges lgbt people, the poor and women who want an abortion. Shall we start a pool on the date we find out the gender of the person he was partying with?

34 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:12:37am

As Barry Meier and Andrew Martin reported in The Times this week, the gun industry works in partnership with the makers of games like Medal of Honor Warfighter and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 to publicize their brands to potential customers.

In the case of Medal of Honor, its maker, Electronic Arts, proudly and prominently promoted its ties to the gun industry by listing on its Web sites partners that included the McMillan Group, a gun and ammunition producer, and Magpul Industries, which makes gun magazines and other firearm equipment. The company’s Web site proudly declares the bona fides of its game with the motto “Authentic Game. Authentic Brands.” and, for a time, even offered a direct link to the Web sites of the companies where its young customers could peruse catalogs of real weapons. While those links have been removed, the Web site still encourages visitors to “Check out the McMillan Website and shoot to win!”

These troubling relationships expose the N.R.A.’s disingenuous strategy of blaming the media, songwriters, filmmakers and anybody else it can think of for mass shootings while denying that the association, which is the most influential opponent of sensible gun-control policies, bears any responsibility for the growing number of massacres like Newtown and Columbine.

On Friday, Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the association, excoriated games like Bulletstorm, another game made by Electronic Arts. Will he and his association now speak just as harshly about the firearms producers that support and try to generate sales of their weapons by agreeing to have their likeness used in such games?

35 allegro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:13:22am

Couldn't resist

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36 bluecheese  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:14:19am

Ida thunk that the "family values" crowd woulda tried to be back at home with his 5 kids over Christmas weekend.

silly me.

Do Mormons celebate Christmas?

37 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:15:31am

re: #36 bluecheese

Ida thunk that the "family values" crowd woulda tried to be back at home with his 5 kids over Christmas weekend.

silly me.

Do Mormons celibate Christmas?

ICwutudidthere.

38 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:16:05am
39 allegro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:16:08am

re: #36 bluecheese

Do Mormons celibate Christmas?

LOL Typo? Calling Freud?

40 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:16:55am

re: #38 Gus

41 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:17:33am

re: #39 allegro

Belongs on one of those funny sites like "FU Autocorrect" or something. Probably unintentional, but fitting.

42 allegro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:18:26am

re: #40 lawhawk

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Come on, it's been a tough week what with the War on Christmas and all.

43 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:19:03am

re: #40 lawhawk

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GOP wants to go over the cliff, then they can say HA HA OBAMA RAISED UR TAXES!

44 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:20:20am

re: #32 Randall Gross

The miniature wooden catapult I got in my Christmas Stocking is almost done, I"m just waiting for the glue to dry before I tighten the skien.

How miniature is it?

45 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:21:03am

re: #40 lawhawk

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Today would be a good time for Obama to make a public statement.

46 sagehen  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:21:33am

re: #29 Gus

Marine sentry signals the president is at work

Can I just say... that looks like the crappiest job in the entire service.

47 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:23:24am

re: #40 lawhawk

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At this point, the teaterrorists and their semi-sane brethren in the house are afraid of putting forth anything that Obama will sign because it will look like they're trying to work with him. Therefore, why bother to do anything.

48 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:24:13am

re: #43 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

[subtext removed from GOP argument] Except that the GOP and Congress signed off on the expiration of the tax cuts three different times.

2001 upon initial enactment.(2001 EGTRRA)
2003 upon the accelerated enactment of the rate cuts (2003 JGTRRA)
2010 upon enactment of the tax extensions (H. R. 4853) through end of 2012.

That's three times that Congress knew that these tax credits would end. Now, they're hoping everyone ignores that Congress meant for the rates to eventually rise - just that no one wants to be on the blaming end for that.

The same Congress saw fit to pass the buck on cutting spending, and left it to automatic cuts unless Congress could find a way to make a deal on that too.

Congress failed to do that, so the automatic cuts will kick in and now they're kicking and screaming that their pet projects are on the chopping block and have to explain to their constituents that they hate government spending except for the programs that bring home the bacon to them.

49 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:24:36am

re: #44 wrenchwench

How miniature is it?

You could shoot your eye out with it...

50 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:24:50am

re: #38 Gus

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Meanwhile Scott Brown made temporary blip on the radar by declaring that Obama was in the process of sending a much scaled-back offer to the Senate in order to break the impasse. All the key players are saying it's a false report.

51 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:27:37am

re: #46 sagehen

[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

It's one of the most prestigious postings for a Marine, just as those soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns have to endure harsh weather conditions.

52 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:29:48am

re: #43 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

GOP wants to go over the cliff, then they can say HA HA OBAMA RAISED UR TAXES!

This is exactly. I think it's also a trick to try to get Obama to cave to GOP pressure and agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone.

What pisses me off is if we do go over the cliff, there's not a damned thing you or I can do about it. We've just had an election, we're stuck with these morons for at least another two years.

Besides complaining, we're pretty much SOL.

53 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:33:17am

I'm still routinely challenging the local GOP to indicate whether they agree with one of their platform authors that the investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing should be re-opened to look for evidence of Israeli Mossad complicity. Dead silence so far, just as with the same nut's claim that we were wrong in World War 2, since "we provoked the Japanese by moving into the Pacific."

54 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:34:16am

re: #48 lawhawk

Too bad Romney didn't get elected, then the GOP would have extended the existing cuts already and started talking about enacting the additional 20% across the board cuts he promised.

Because that is how you show fiscal responsibility when a Republican is President!!!

/

55 allegro  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:35:05am

re: #54 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Too bad Romney didn't get elected, then the GOP would have extended the existing cuts already and started talking about enacting the additional 20% across the board cuts he promised.

Because that is how you show fiscal responsibility when a Republican is President!!!

/

Deficits R Gud!

56 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:35:14am

Derp!

57 sagehen  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:36:58am

re: #51 lawhawk

[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

It's one of the most prestigious postings for a Marine, just as those soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns have to endure harsh weather conditions.

Marines are crazy people, it's not unexpected that they would endow great prestige on the crappiest job in the service.

They've also been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes.... (or maybe that was Army? I can't tell the difference).

58 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:38:15am

re: #51 lawhawk

[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

It's one of the most prestigious postings for a Marine, just as those soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns have to endure harsh weather conditions.

Yep. You've got to be good and hard to handle either Marine presidential duty or the things The Old Guard does. The 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) does the Arlington dutys (Tomb of the Unknowns, Funerals, etc) and does all the "dignified transfers" at Dover AFB. I know I couldn't have hacked it.

59 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:38:50am

re: #57 sagehen

Marines are crazy people, it's not unexpected that they would endow great prestige on the crappiest job in the service.

They've also been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes.... (or maybe that was Army? I can't tell the difference).

In the Army they jump out of perfectly good airplanes while in the Marines they jump out of perfectly good boats.

//

60 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:42:37am

re: #52 dragonfire1981

This is exactly. I think it's also a trick to try to get Obama to cave to GOP pressure and agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone.

What pisses me off is if we do go over the cliff, there's not a damned thing you or I can do about it. We've just had an election, we're stuck with these morons for at least another two years.

Besides complaining, we're pretty much SOL.

Well really, the reason we're getting ready to go over the cliff is due to the GOP schism that's accelerating in the wake of the election. Even if Boehner wanted to agree to raising taxes on the $250K+ crowd, he doesn't have the votes for it. Why? Because his party now lives in constant fear of the crazies who, using the tools Citizens United granted them, will primary them out of office if they so much as breath a word of compromise with the DNC.

61 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:43:46am

re: #59 Gus

In the Army they jump out of perfectly good airplanes while in the Marines they jump out of perfectly good boats.

//

But nowadays they do it in one of these...

62 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:47:53am

re: #61 watching you tiny alien kittens are

But nowadays they do it in one of these...

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Must like water.

63 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:51:03am

re: #61 watching you tiny alien kittens are

But nowadays they do it in one of these...

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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)

CAPT Daniel Dusek
Commanding Officer

CAPT Daniel Dusek is a native of Waldport, Oregon. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1989 and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps...

...

Ashore CAPT Dusek attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA, earning a Master of Science Degree in Physical Oceanography. CAPT Dusek received his second Masters Degree from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island in 2006. While at the Naval War College CAPT Dusek was assigned as the sole US Navy representative to the Naval Command College, the Naval War College’s Senior International program. CAPT Dusek also completed a tour ashore assigned to Commander, THIRD Fleet in San Diego, California as the Current & Future Operations and Scheduling Officer

64 dragonath  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:54:18am

re: #50 Targetpractice

Meanwhile Scott Brown made temporary blip on the radar by declaring that Obama was in the process of sending a much scaled-back offer to the Senate in order to break the impasse. All the key players are saying it's a false report.

Thing is, I wouldn't be too surprised if Obama does that because he knows that somewhere down the line, someone is going to reject it because the proposal came from the Dark Lord himself.

65 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:57:22am

re: #64 dragonath

Thing is, I wouldn't be too surprised if Obama does that because he knows that somewhere down the line, someone is going to reject it because the proposal came from the Dark Lord himself.

We salute you, our half inflated Dark Lord!

66 bronxboy47  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:57:58am

re: #7 Bulworth

It's quite simple, he didn't want anyone knowing where he'd been that night, least of all his wife. Drivers are potential blackmailer's.

67 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:58:59am
68 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:00:07pm

re: #64 dragonath

Thing is, I wouldn't be too surprised if Obama does that because he knows that somewhere down the line, someone is going to reject it because the proposal came from the Dark Lord himself.

My cynicism says he'll try to make a deal via the Senate, but my slowly building optimism is that he's going to allow the GOP to plunge us over the cliff just so we can come back in a week and say "Alright, now that taxes have gone up, let's talk about cutting them."

69 dragonath  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:05:35pm

In a sane world, the middle class tax cuts would have been passed first. But no, superdisasterarmaggeddon because the rich'll get taxed, that's why.

70 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:06:11pm

Noah Pozner's Family Remembers and Mourns
Jewish Family Copes With Loss of Child in Newtown Rampage

Newtown, Conn. — Six days after the funeral of six-year-old Noah Pozner, his family is taking stock of the gifts sent to them by strangers all over the world. There’s a stiff teddy bear in a brown overcoat and hat accompanied by a note from a woman who says the bear gave her great comfort when her mother passed away. There is a box filled with tiny stuffed animals. And a miniature cypress tree, which reminds Veronique, Noah’s mother, to think of life.

Noah’s maternal grandmother, Marie-Claude Duytschaever, pulls a brown bear with lanky arms and legs from a cardboard box. It’s meant for Noah’s twin, Arielle, and his 7-year-old sister, Sophia. Veronique takes the stuffed animal — the family will later name it “Noah Bear” — in her arms and gives it a long squeeze before surrendering it to the living room where the toys are quickly piling up. The gifts seem to comfort the family, but they also highlight the absence of the boy who would have reveled in them.

Continues.

71 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:06:22pm

5 Senior Citizens Serving Life Without Parole for Pot

[...]

Once a union carpenter, Larry Duke, a 65-year-old decorated Marine, has spent the last 23 years of his life behind bars for weed. On top of the difficulties life in prison lays on the psyche, Duke suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from multiple tours in the Vietnam war. Like Knock, Duke received two life sentences without parole for a non-violent marijuana conspiracy, and was unsuccessful at appeal. According to the legal petition, Duke is the longest-serving nonviolent marijuana prisoner in the nation.

[...]

72 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:06:38pm

Has anybody seen EmmieG lately?

73 Charles Johnson  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:07:18pm

The right wing freakout of the day is being directed at Dianne Feinstein. Drudge Report skips Go, goes directly to Crazy.

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74 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:07:24pm

re: #70 Gus

Noah Pozner's Family Remembers and Mourns
Jewish Family Copes With Loss of Child in Newtown Rampage

...

“He excelled academically,” says Danielle. “His teachers said he was really, really, smart.”

He was on a constant path of discovery. “It was always, ‘How does this work? Why does this happen?’ He wanted to understand cause and effect,” says Veronique.

Noah also wondered about God, asking his mother, “If God exists then who created God?” He wanted to know what happens after death. “I would always tell him, ‘You are not going to die until you are a very old man, Noah.’ He was afraid of death, I know he was. He feared the unknown,” Veronique says. “Sometimes I wonder whether he had some foretelling, some prescience about it. Of course I will never know for sure, maybe it was just the random fears of a child.”

75 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:09:33pm

re: #72 prairiefire

Has anybody seen EmmieG lately?

Not since election day.

76 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:10:57pm

re: #70 Gus

Noah’s twin, Arielle

Losing a twin must be about the worst....

77 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:11:34pm
78 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:11:43pm

I'm really hoping the Fiscal cliff, if we can't avoid it, isn't the final match the right wing powder keg needs to go into crazed violence territory.

Massive tax hikes + threat of Gun control + Intense hatred of Barack Obama do not a good combination make.

79 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:11:49pm

re: #76 wrenchwench

Losing a twin must be about the worst....

Sounded like an awesome kid. What a loss.

80 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:11:49pm

NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that NBC host David Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted for displaying an empty high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press," even though it may have violated Washington, D.C. law. Gregory held up the magazine Sunday during an interview that was taped in Washington with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. A city police spokesperson said earlier this week the agency was investigating the matter.

"No, I don't think so," Keene said in the interview Thursday on CNN when asked whether Gregory should be prosecuted. "There are two lessons for him there. One, don't ask the government what's legal and what isn't legal because half the people you ask don't know. And secondly, that's a silly felony. It's a felony in Washington, D.C., to own that magazine or to be caught with a cartridge.

81 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:12:31pm

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel

NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

Ha! Well, at least he's maintaining principles here.

82 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:12:33pm

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel

NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

Wait I thought Lapierre was the President?

83 dragonath  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:13:54pm

re: #82 dragonfire1981

Wait I thought Lapierre was the President?

No, Wayne LaPierre is the Emperor.

84 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:14:36pm

re: #83 dragonath

No, Wayne LaPierre is the Emperor.

Darth Bushmaster

85 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:19:17pm

re: #84 dragonfire1981

Darth Bushmaster

Stealing that for my porn name./

86 Mich-again  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:21:08pm

First, who does shots of vodka? (Other than Lindsay Lohan..)

Second, the dude was fucked up at 0.11% BAC? That's lightweight material.

87 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:22:15pm

re: #82 dragonfire1981

Wait I thought Lapierre was the President?

LaPierre is the executive vice president, the day-to-day honcho of the operation, sort of a grand vizier to doddering figureheads like Keene.

88 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:23:38pm

re: #86 Mich-again

First, who does shots of vodka? (Other than Lindsay Lohan..)

Second, the dude was fucked up at 0.11% BAC? That's lightweight material.

I thought it was a big tall glass of warmed up vodka? //

89 Gus  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:29:12pm

Oh brother. Now they moved it up to 6:30 PM Sunday.

6:30 PM? Seriously? WTF.

90 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:32:42pm

re: #89 Gus

Oh brother. Now they moved it up to 6:30 PM Sunday.

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6:30 PM? Seriously? WTF.

Big game of chicken at this point. Only difference for these assholes is that they're driving cars full of people by remote control.

91 lostlakehiker  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:32:44pm

re: #2 efuseakay

I bet he abstains from same-sex airport romps too!

False in one thing does not automatically translate to false in all.

92 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:37:45pm

re: #89 Gus

Oh brother. Now they moved it up to 6:30 PM Sunday.

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6:30 PM? Seriously? WTF.

I really do wonder what's the point of scheduling a session if they're just going to continue insisting that the Senate do their work for them.

93 Mich-again  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:39:01pm

re: #88 Gus

I thought it was a big tall glass of warmed up vodka? //

His mistake was trying to keep up with the vodka badger..

94 CarleeCork  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:40:30pm

re: #34 lawhawk

I guess no one is shocked by this?

95 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:40:55pm

re: #91 lostlakehiker

False in one thing does not automatically translate to false in all.

Not automatically, but once you know you're dealing with a hypocrite, you don't know where nor whether the hypocrisy stops.

96 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:43:25pm

re: #57 sagehen

Marines are crazy people, it's not unexpected that they would endow great prestige on the crappiest job in the service.

They've also been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes.... (or maybe that was Army? I can't tell the difference).

re: #59 Gus

In the Army they jump out of perfectly good airplanes while in the Marines they jump out of perfectly good boats.

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Worse. They do it under machine gun and artillery fire.

97 aagcobb  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:43:29pm

re: #52 dragonfire1981

This is exactly. I think it's also a trick to try to get Obama to cave to GOP pressure and agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone.

What pisses me off is if we do go over the cliff, there's not a damned thing you or I can do about it. We've just had an election, we're stuck with these morons for at least another two years.

Besides complaining, we're pretty much SOL.

People will be complaining A LOT after they see the big tax bite out of their first January paycheck. The President however, shouldn't sign anything unless it includes a resolution of the debt limit, because otherwise we'll just roll right into another crisis as the GOP tries to blackmail their way into getting the spending cuts they couldn't convince the voters should be made back in November.

98 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:45:33pm

Perhaps more immediate than the fiscal cliff is the fact that the annual AMT patch hasn't been enacted. This game is done annually because the AMT was never indexed for inflation, so Congress has to pass legislation manually adjusting the threshold for the AMT.

Without the AMT patch, someone with income as low as $45k will have to do the AMT calculation to see if they owe additional tax.

The IRS has already figured that the patch will be enacted and set up their computer systems accordingly, but Congress has yet to move.

This, more than the cliff will hit taxpayers hardest - particularly when they go to file since refunds may be delayed as the IRS has to process based on the law in effect, not what they wish/expect it to be. It will only add to the mess at tax time.

99 steve_davis  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 1:12:08pm

Here's the car cam of Crapo's sobriety test:

100 compound_Idaho  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 4:49:05pm

Our current Governor has a DUI on his record. He got it while serving at Lt. Governor. This will make no difference whatsoever.


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