Let’s see, Alcee Hastings, a Democrat congressman from Florida, says that Congress needs a raise, so that those who aren’t rich can serve. God knows, he has a point! In 2011, he was called the “poorest man in Congress,” with a paltry net worth of $4,732,002, based on 2010 figures.
Why become a Congressman? Well, he used to be a judge. Yes, Mr. Peanut appointed him as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. He seemed to thrive as a judge, and was accused of accepting a $150,000 bribe in return for a lenient sentence for 21 counts of racketeering by Frank and Thomas Romano, in which seized assets were also returned. He was acquitted in 1983 when his co-conspirator refused to testify. William Borders, the alleged co-conspirator, went to prison. Oh well.
In 1988, the U.S. House of Representatives decided to investigate, and he was impeached by the Democrat-controlled House for bribery and perjury by a vote of 413-3.
The Senate voted on 11 of 17 articles of impeachment and convicted him on 8 of the 11. Borders went to jail again for refusing to testify in the impeachment proceedings, but Bubba pardoned him on his last day in office. Nothing to see here. Hastings became the sixth federal judge removed from office by the Senate in the history of the United States.
Well, in 1992 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the same august (ha-ha’s inserted here) body that impeached him. When it comes to elected officials, America has no shame. The only qualification for being elected to Congress is a person’s age. Arrest record? No problem. Conviction? No big deal. You don’t even need common sense or a triple-digit IQ. Take Hank Johnson, a representative from Georgia, who questioned sending 7,000 Marines to Guam. He asked about the length and width of the island, and then expressed concern that the island might capsize if that many Marines showed up. He has a point, but it’s at the top of his head!
So you can see why these morons and criminals keep getting reelected, right? No, I can’t either. Background check not required. All that’s necessary is to get enough people to vote for you, and if you’re black, it matters not whether or not you have any real marketable skills. No, don’t get me started on Obama.
Congress, both the House and the Senate, is full of scumbags on both sides of the aisle. Mealy-mouthed, Moron, Mitch McConnell, makes me sick, sort of like Lindsey Graham and the war hero, John McCain. He’s about as heroic as Blumenthal, from Connecticut, who has been elected twice, even after admitting that his claims on more than one occasion about being in Vietnam, were just lies. Menendez is yet another crook, as is Charlie Rangel. The list goes on and on. Yes, let’s give them all more money!
This could be a rumor, but I heard that a contractor was charged by the DOJ under the new and improved, female Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch. This guy was building spec houses for a 55 and older subdivision. The FBI arrived at the site and hauled off power saws, drills, and other implements, claiming they were weapons of mass construction.
The builder is mounting a claim based on an Obama tenet. He says, “The president himself said that I didn’t build this, that other people made this happen. For once, I agree with him!” When questioned further, he said that, no, he didn’t know who built the homes, only that he didn’t.