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i bet 100K buys a lot of anodized galt aluminum bracelets.

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Funny that Issa was going to go after Obama like a scourge from God, and the only corruption he's been able to find so far is an idiot program cooked up by idiot gun fetishists at the government's most useless agency*, DEA. ____________________ *SBA shovels money at people, occasionally the right ones.

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I had what I thought was an insanely funny and insightful response to this, but it seems that that one word that means to have relations within your own family is not allowed here...

How can you have a frank discussion about politics without being able to say things like "in" followed by things like "cest"?

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It would take an amazingly petty admin to ban a semi-regular participant for over four years over a minor gripe about the site's layout and content.

Our Editrix is many things, but my bet is that she isn't petty. At least not about trivial things...

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You have it exact, sir.

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I do miss Kourtney and her love of cucumbers. Big, hard cucumbers....

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I know in my heart that my Wonkette needs to advertise to stay alive.

But scrolling past those horrible Taboola ads makes me feel yucky. Crying-Game-two-hour-shower-with-a-brillo-pad yucky.

Do we really need ads inside the content flow? Wrapping the entire content, even taking over the background I can live with, but right there, inside the precious content I want to read?

What's next? Giant scrolling and expanding ads that have a tiny, hard to find Close button that actually opens a pop-up?

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You're stuttering again.

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Never forget either that Issa lied about his undistinguished military service, pretending his work as a clerk-typist in the Nixon White House made him Rose Mary Woods assistant.

Hey, wait a minute....

Can't link to the 2003 LA <i>Times</i> article anymore, but here're a few gobbets:

<blockquote>During his campaign in 2000 for a seat in Congress, Issa said he had received the “highest possible” ratings in the U.S. Army. Military records show that he received a “fair” conduct rating while undergoing basic combat training at Ft. Knox, Ky., in November 1970. In June 1971, while serving with the 145th Ordnance Detachment in Manor, Pa., he received “unsatisfactory” conduct and efficiency ratings. Later ratings were more positive....

The Secret Service, of which Issa was not a part, provides the president’s security. Issa’s explanation for his claim is that he was part of a military bomb disposal squad that provided support to the White House. He was assigned to Nixon’s security on temporary duty, he says. The assignment isn’t listed in Issa’s military records, but temporary duty postings aren’t always reflected in personnel files, experts said. “I was on temporary duty at Ft. McNair back in the ‘70s,” Issa said, referring to a military installation in Washington, D.C. “That was a presidential support unit. It did various things, including it X-rayed things for the president and did travel with the president. I was a private. I got a clothing allowance to buy civilian clothes and, you know, I got temporary duty pay, and it was cool. I never said, ‘look, I was Richard Nixon’s buddy.’ “</blockquote>

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Guy alarms half the cars in the country, but forgets his house? Genius.

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I can't do a happy dance over this, mainly because I worry about his reaction. When he gets on a tear, any consideration for legal precedent or pragmatism goes right out the window.

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Less aggravating than the giant NewsMax poster on the right. Unless our Editrix wants us to click and click and click on it, so as to transfer some of their filthy lucre to Wonkette's barren coffers.

Besides, where else can you get laughably pre-loaded "survey" questions like this: Do you think our current tax system is the best system? Ñ´ Yes Ñ´ No, we should switch to a more simple and fair system

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More Issa prevarication:

<blockquote>Issa had previously claimed attendance at the 1971 World Series as part of Nixon’s security. Records show that Nixon did not attend the 1971 World Series, said Susan Naulty, archivist at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. In recent comments to The Times, Issa has stood by his claim of having served on Nixon’s security detail

The Secret Service, of which Issa was not a part, provides the president’s security. Issa’s explanation for his claim is that he was part of a military bomb disposal squad that provided support to the White House. He was assigned to Nixon’s security on temporary duty, he says. The assignment isn’t listed in Issa’s military records, but temporary duty postings aren’t always reflected in personnel files, experts said. “I was on temporary duty at Ft. McNair back in the ‘70s,” Issa said, referring to a military installation in Washington, D.C. “That was a presidential support unit. It did various things, including it X-rayed things for the president and did travel with the president. I was a private. I got a clothing allowance to buy civilian clothes and, you know, I got temporary duty pay, and it was cool. I never said, ‘look, I was Richard Nixon’s buddy.’ </blockquote>

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Burglars were probably packing guns from Fast and Furious.

I DEMAND HEARINGS!!!

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