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Bob Menendez Scandal: Stakes Raised

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the West Palm Beach, Florida office of Dr. Salomon Melgen – the traveling companion of embattled U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey). Meanwhile Menendez’ office – which was finally questioned by the mainstream media – emphatically denied allegations that the Senator…

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the West Palm Beach, Florida office of Dr. Salomon Melgen – the traveling companion of embattled U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey).

Meanwhile Menendez’ office – which was finally questioned by the mainstream media – emphatically denied allegations that the Senator and Melgen hired prostitutes (including one who was allegedly 16 years old at the time) to perform sex acts on them at alcohol-soaked orgies in the Dominican Republic.

“Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false,” Menendez’s office said.

Menendez’s office also said the Senator’s travel practices – which have come under scrutiny as a result of the solicitation allegations – were “reported appropriately.”

Melgen owes the IRS $11.1 million in back taxes from 2006-2009, incidentally.

Obviously the stakes in this underreported political drama are now incredibly high – with Menendez’ denial placing him squarely in the “all in” category.

If there’s proof he did engage in sex acts with prostitutes, his career – including his new post as chairman of the U.S. Senate’s foreign relations committee – will be over.

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22 comments

johnb January 31, 2013 at 9:07 am

11 million in back taxes ?

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shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

…. that’s right, but let a guy around here owe $ 500 and they’ll be all over him like a dog on a bone

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Lance Riprock January 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

Yeah, and the cocksucker gets to keep a fancy-as airplane? What gives? Well, maybe having Menendez as his passenger and road buddy kept the IRS at bay.

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John Paramos January 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

After all Menendez is Chairman of the FORGEIN AFFAIRS Committe

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toyota kawaski January 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm

love how your Clempson loving ass worked “all in” into the story. Just another reason why USC should continue to ban u
FU Fits

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Mark January 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Oh wait it’s OK!!! It’s just the right wingers!! What a shithook!

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This just in. . . January 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm

N.R.A. Defends Right to Own Politicians

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre warned that the N.R.A. would vigorously oppose any legislation that “limits the sale, purchase, or ownership of politicians.”

“Politicians pose no danger to the public if used correctly,” said Mr. LaPierre, who claims to have over two hundred politicians in his personal collection. “Everyone hears about the bad guys in Congress. Well, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a vote is a good guy with a vote. I’m proud to be the owner of many of those guys.”

Mr. LaPierre’s comments drew a sharp rebuke from Carol Foyler, a politician-control advocate who has spent the past twelve years lobbying for stricter limits on the sale of politicians.

“Right now, a man like Wayne LaPierre can walk right into Congress and buy any politician he wants,” she said. “There’s no background check, no waiting period. And so hundreds of politicians are falling into the hands of people who are unstable and, quite frankly, dangerous.”

In addition to limiting the sale of politicians, Ms. Foyler said, it is time for society to take a look at the “sheer number” of politicians in the U.S.: “There’s no doubt that we would be safer if there were fewer of them.”

For his part, the N.R.A. leader ended his testimony by serving notice that he would “resist any attempt” to take away the hundreds of elected officials he says are legally his.

As if to illustrate that point, he clutched Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) close to his chest and bellowed, “From my cold, dead hands.”

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shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

…. very good (chuckle)

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teteerohombee February 2, 2013 at 7:59 am

LObby much? NO one has more clout than the likes of the Ironically-named Planned Parenthood… baby killin’ is big business on the hill these days…

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shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm

…..this is just for the hell of it—-

A senator and his wife were lying in bed when she said, “Stop talking politics. Can’t you talk about anything else? Can we talk about sex?”
“Sure,” the senator replies, “Fine. How many times a week do you think the President screws his wife?”

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Mike Traynor January 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

This one is over.

Next.

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Clifford Clark February 1, 2013 at 6:42 am

To be Chairman of this committee, you have to have a security clearance. Nailing hoes is a good way to getting it yanked.

His security clearance I mean.

Barry S. the former Ivy League foriegn exchange student will handle this.

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shifty henry February 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

….. the senator was getting it yanked – and often

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The $500 Yanqui Senator Special….

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GROSS February 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

WHAT’S $11 MILLION IN BACK TAXES? BUFFET OWES OVER $2 BILLION AND STILL HASN’T PAID…(IT HELPS IF YOU HOST $38k/PLATE OBAMA FUNDRAISERS…)BTW, THE MAN WHO LIVES IN A 2 ROOM-SHACK WHO PROCESSED MY DEER (AT $55/DEER) IN SPART-BURG WAS SHUT DOWN BY THE IRS…IMAGINE THAT… A GUY WHO MAKES PROBABLY NO MORE THAN $10k/YEAR GUTTING DEER IS SHUT OUT OF BUSINESS, WHILE TAX CHEATERS LIKE GEITNER AND RHAM EMMANUAL RUN THE GOVERNMENT…AND THE BUFFET IS TREATED LIKE A KING BY OUR PREZ…

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? February 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

It’s interesting you note that….I know a guy in similar straights doing the same job outside of Columbia.

I guess the IRS is gunning for the little guys that can’t defend themselves and are working in cash business.

You’re right btw, the big guys get along better because they have the connections and pay the right people off….look at Haley for crying out loud…it’s obvious to everyone she under reported and you don’t see her getting investigated.

As Leona Helmsley said, only the little people pay taxes.

Funny thing is, many of them cry for more taxes and think the rich are going to have to pay them…lol

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shifty henry February 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

…. nice, sounds like Randy Newman, which reminds me—-

What do you get when you cross an elephant and a hooker?

A hooker who does it for peanuts and won’t ever forget you.

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? February 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

My favorite Randy Newman song:

youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA

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shifty henry February 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

…. an old one off the shelf—–

I have a cousin who insists on turning off the lights when her husband wants to screw her. That doesn’t bother him – it’s her hiding that that seems so cruel.

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This just in. . . February 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Gun Sales Soar on Photo of Armed Obama

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — The White House’s attempt to portray President Obama as a gun user may have had unintended consequences today, as a newly released photo of Mr. Obama firing a rifle at Camp David set off a panic of gun buying across the US.

Right-wing opponents of Mr. Obama were behind the frenzied gun sales, saying that they were terrified by the image of an armed and shooting President.

“I don’t want to sound paranoid or anything, but now everything Obama has been doing makes sense,” said Harland Dorrinson, who was waiting on a blocks-long line outside a West Virginia Wal-Mart. “He wants to take away all our guns and then he’s going to come shoot us.”

Learning that Mr. Obama only uses his rifle for skeet-shooting did little to calm Mr. Dorrinson: “Somebody owning a gun just for sporting purposes? Yeah, right.”

In an effort to stem the panic, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters today that skeet-shooting took up relatively little of the President’s time at Camp David, and that his favorite leisure activities were “actually badminton and frisbee.”

The White House later released a photo of Mr. Obama putting away his gun and never using it again.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/02/gun-sales-soar-on-photo-of-armed-obama.html#ixzz2Jn8QloV4

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Damn, Borowitz….. anyone that shoots skeet with a rifle is one baaaaad mofo.

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