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2/5/2009

Another Obama Nominee, Another Problem with Unpaid Taxes

Filed under: General,Obama — Patterico @ 11:23 pm



Unbelievable: yet another Obama nominee facing questions about unpaid taxes:

A Senate committee today abruptly canceled a session to consider President Obama’s nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis to be labor secretary in the wake of a report saying that her husband yesterday paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business — including liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.

Amazing how they just get around to figuring this out at nomination time.

106 Responses to “Another Obama Nominee, Another Problem with Unpaid Taxes”

  1. Again, what about that acclaimed “vetting” process of the Obama Administration?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/us/politics/13apply.html

    And here I thought that the vetting process included some of these issues.

    I guess, to coin a phrase, that some appointees are more equal than others.

    I won’t even mention that the President couldn’t pass such a vetting that was described. But seeing how the vetting worked out, perhaps he could have!

    Eric Blair (1aa50b)

  2. How does someone have a lein for that long and not have property foreclosed on? Yet more favored treatment for those who qualify for the Constitution’s Special People clause I guess.

    Soronel Haetir (cabedb)

  3. Here’s a cynical guess: He’ll get Solis confirmed. Secretary of Labor isn’t a big enough position to capture anyone’s interest. Republicans will be (nearly) unanimously against her, but they probably would have anyway because she is so anti-free trade and pro-big labor. Democrats will scrape together enough votes to confirm her. They will figure (and argue off the record) that they have already sacrificed two nominees because of tax issues and that since it is her husband and not her personally, Hilda Solis should skate through.

    It will still be lots of fun when the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats raise taxes. No doubt their inabilty (and unwilingness) to pay taxes will get thrown back at them.

    JVW (bff0a4)

  4. Where is Obama’s superior judgment?
    Just think how easy it is going to be for North Korea, Iran, Russia and others to toy with “Can’t detect a problem” Obama.

    Perfect Sense (0922fa)

  5. I’m sure, sure! it’s all a coincidence. I have complete faith in President Barack Hussein Obama and every one of his nominees, and know that none of them would ever, ever have deliberately cheated on his taxes.

    The naïve Dana (3e4784)

  6. I don’t think all the vetting in the world is going help them when seemingly every elected and eligible Dem for high appointment is actually a lying, thieving crook. Does a single elected or “elite” Democrat pay the taxes that are supposedly sooooo patriotic? It’s not looking like it.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  7. Oh enough with the hypocrisy people. How many of you could survive a politically motivated micro-dissection of your tax returns going back a decade? I’m sure none of you would have perhaps one or maybe two things that might raise an eyebrow? Course not.

    Far as I know, if you make a mistake or flub up your taxes, you’re allowed to amend your returns pay penalties, and go on with you life.

    How is Obama, responsible for any of these people’s tax returns. Should you be held responsible for what any of your co-workers or employee’s do with their taxes?

    Yeah, didn’t think so.

    K then back to more “threading the corn” round here.

    Peter (e70d1c)

  8. OK Peter. We’ll just let the Obamanator get away with whatever he wants to. Sort of like the way he’s lived his entire life so far.

    After all, his people are special people, not like us hoi polloi.

    Norm (96d05b)

  9. How many of you could survive a politically motivated micro-dissection of your tax returns going back a decade? I’m sure none of you would have perhaps one or maybe two things that might raise an eyebrow? Course not.

    Absolutely not. I pay my taxes.

    Far as I know, if you make a mistake or flub up your taxes, you’re allowed to amend your returns pay penalties, and go on with you life.

    Sixteen years of not paying what you owe isn’t a “mistake” or a “flub”.

    How is Obama, responsible for any of these people’s tax returns. Should you be held responsible for what any of your co-workers or employee’s do with their taxes?

    These are people who have been through the STRICTEST VETTING PROCESS EVAH yet Obama still nominated them to these positions. These means that either:

    1) The vetting process failed utterly to pick up on tax problems

    – or –

    2) Obama and his administration don’t see a particular problem with failing to pay taxes.

    – or –

    3) The stories about the strictness of the vetting were lies

    Personally I think #2 is the most likely, followed by #3. In any case, is it too much to ask that we not have scoff-laws and cheats in the White House?

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  10. Petey, I pay my taxes. I never did any drugs,and I never dodged the draft. I did engage in a bit of under age drinking in college, though. Does that count?

    quasimodo (edc74e)

  11. Oh enough with the hypocrisy people. How many of you could survive a politically motivated micro-dissection of your tax returns going back a decade?

    First, tu quoque is not an argument. Second, these people are being vetted for cabinet positions; to call this process a “politically motivated micro-dissection” is to deliberately misstate the purpose of the investigation. But no one has ever accused you of intellectual honesty, Peter.

    I’m sure none of you would have perhaps one or maybe two things that might raise an eyebrow? Course not.

    Tens of thousands of unpaid taxes is hardly “one or two things that might raise an eyebrow”. Again, you are deliberately downplaying the magnitude of the offenses. But, for your own edification, I’d have no problem passing such an investigation.

    Far as I know, if you make a mistake or flub up your taxes, you’re allowed to amend your returns pay penalties, and go on with you life.

    Far as I know, I don’t want people on the President’s cabinet who are too stupid to fill out their taxes properly.

    And it’s funny how you paint deliberate evasion on the scale of Geithner and Daschle as “making a mistake”. Yeah, they’re just good ol’ boys, they meant well…

    Steverino (69d941)

  12. I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest this is probably the weakest of the tax problems recently seen. You can make an argument that Solis isn’t responsible for her husband’s business taxes. It’s still a problem, but it’s less of a problem than Geithner or Daschle (or even Hillary, although her problem wasn’t taxes).

    But didn’t Joe Biden recently say that paying taxes is patriotic? That those making over $250,000 had to step up, show some patriotism, and help America by paying more taxes?

    Since so many Democrats aren’t paying their taxes, now can we question their patriotism?

    Steverino (69d941)

  13. Rob:

    -or-

    4.) The Republicans want to harass the man to death with BS, so he loses his momentum and they can recover some dignity (good luck on that one) after getting spanked in the election.

    Where are all these “discoveries” coming from anyway? Did the IRS just sit on them until now? The vetting process was indeed stringent as hell, how are all these discoveries taking place now?

    Quasimodo: Petey, I pay my taxes. I never did any drugs,and I never dodged the draft. I did engage in a bit of under age drinking in college, though. Does that count?

    So there’s nothing at all that if I was motivated to try and slime you that I couldn’t find. Can you answer for your spouse and everyone in your family? Any side businesses? Pay tax on everything you’ve ever bought second hand? Have receipts for each and every deduction you’ve made over the last decade? Ever cross state lines to buy something cheaper somewhere else? Ever get an expensive gift? Ever have a lucrative favor done for you because of connections?

    Peter (e70d1c)

  14. Peter assumes that everyone is as dishonest as his Democrat overlords. Gonna have to do better, Peter. Hacks beat you out yesterday.

    JD (b2da6e)

  15. How many of you could survive a politically motivated micro-dissection of your tax returns going back a decade?

    Peter tries to make us assume that he’s actually held a job, and paid taxes in a given year. His inane ranting about topics in which he’s woefully uninformed gives lie to that assumption.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  16. Where are all these “discoveries” coming from anyway?

    Ah yes, “I question the source of these”. The tens of thousands of dollars in upaid taxes don’t matter, it’s the big bad Republicans that discover the mess that are the problem.

    You are becoming a self parody, Peter. Does anyone outside of your second grade teacher take you seriously?

    Steverino (69d941)

  17. Now Peter is working himself up to conspiracy theories.

    Hilarious. He’s beyond parody.

    SPQR (72771e)

  18. The vetting process was indeed stringent as hell, how are all these discoveries taking place now?

    The tax problems are from a few years past, and were always there to be found. So, apparently, Obama’s team didn’t do all that thorough a job, did they? Hard for you to admit your hero has screwed the pooch on his cabinet, isn’t it?

    Steverino (69d941)

  19. What Peter can’t absorb is that his infantile conviction that Democrats are more honest than Republicans was always a delusion.

    Like so many of his convictions.

    SPQR (72771e)

  20. Look Steveerino, Daschle is gone and that should be a credit to Obama because he could’ve probably pushed him through, but healthcare is a crucial issue that needs to be dealt with and this stuff w. Dashle would’ve been a constant distraction, so there’s not much else to say about it. It’s over, it was dealt with expediently and responsibly. Actually there’s talk of Dean stepping up and if he gets the position, I’ll be even happier about that situation. Except not if it causes even more partisan muckery and nonsense. And I would bet money that’s, sadly, exactly why he won’t get the position if they decide not to go with him.

    I don’t know though, how would you guys feel about Dean getting HHS? Yeah and get the YEEE HAWW jokes out of your system already.

    I’m not too psyched about Geithner, but seems, Obama wants and needs him and I have faith that there’s an excellent reason for that –like the fact that Geithner probably has the institutional knowledge and know how to see how the banking system got into this mess in the first place, how to get out of it and what systemic failures need to be addressed, plugged up and made sound. There can be no mucking about on that issue, he’s got to be the guy.

    Peter (e70d1c)

  21. I knew the halfway adult discussion couldn’t last. Funny the way JD, SPQR, Dmac (Daleyrocks will be here soon as well) all sort of arrive at the same time and harmonize so well. They’re like the Right wing Marx Bros. just not as funny or as smart. I expect they all woke up around 12:30, pushed the beer cans off the bed, beat out the smouldering mattresses from the joint they fell asleep with, kicked the local barfly out of the house, checked to see if the local thug was going to need them to do some dirty work today and logged in for another day of puttering round patterico’s pontifications.

    Morning guys!! Happy Friday!! Don’t forget to call your parole officer today.

    Peter (e70d1c)

  22. Hard for you to admit your hero has screwed the pooch on his cabinet, isn’t it?

    Exaggerate much?

    Peter (e70d1c)

  23. Daschle is gone and that should be a credit to Obama because he could’ve probably pushed him through

    Wow, it’s to Obama’s credit that he doesn’t have a cabinet member who was mysteriously short $125,000 on his taxes? That’s a pretty low bar you’re setting there.

    I’m not too psyched about Geithner, but seems, Obama wants and needs him and I have faith that there’s an excellent reason for that

    Translation: I don’t care if he dodged his taxes, he’s a Democrat, and that’s good enough for me.

    Seriously, you would not show this kind of forgiveness to a Republican President and his nominees. So stop pretending you are anything more than a partisan hack, and a pretty stupid one at that.

    Steverino (69d941)

  24. Exaggerate much?

    Tell me how nominating Daschle wasn’t a mistake. Tell me how having a tax dodger like Geithner in charge of the IRS is a good idea.

    I’m not exaggerating when I say they are terrible choices, and Obama screwed up by nominating them. Further, you would be screaming bloody murder if a Republican President nominated cabinet members with these tax problems. So, what I said is the absolute truth: you can’t admit your guy screwed up.

    Steverino (69d941)

  25. Steverino, it is pretty hilarious that Obama nominates someone with huge tax issues, that Obama and his staff know about these issues but push forward the nomination anyway, and that when Congress discovers the issues and an uproar ensues, that it is to Obama’s credit that he withdraws Daschle’s nomination.

    A low bar to clear? Its no bar at all. Anything Obama does is “to his credit”, no matter how inept. Obama’s own supporters treat him like the proverb about a dancing dog.

    SPQR (72771e)

  26. Peter is all about the serious debate. Asshat.

    JD (b2da6e)

  27. Look Steveerino, Daschle is gone and that should be a credit to Obama…

    Really? Why?

    BARACK Obama has stood behind Tom Daschle after the health and human services nominee was grilled by US senators over his failure to pay $US140,000 ($220,000) in taxes until last month.

    Asked yesterday if he was still committed to Mr Daschle, the US President replied: “Absolutely.”

    That comment was made the same day that Daschle dropped out.

    It’s over, it was dealt with expediently and responsibly.

    Really, Peter? That’s not what Baracky says.

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday abruptly abandoned his nomination fight for Tom Daschle and a second major appointee who failed to pay all their taxes, telling NBC News: “I screwed up.”

    Baracky must be a Republican trying to harass himself to death with BS.

    Pablo (99243e)

  28. I’ve used this simile before, but arguing against Peter is like playing basketball against Vern Troyer: you always win, but you look like an idiot for engaging in the act.

    Steverino (69d941)

  29. When you are drowning and could be dead in minutes, do you ask your rescuer if he has unpaid taxes? Do you ask for a resume? Would you ask him not to try and save you because you felt he wasn’t ready?

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  30. When you are drowning and could be dead in minutes, do you ask your rescuer if he has unpaid taxes?

    Are you saying that Obama’s drowning, lovey?

    Pablo (99243e)

  31. Seriously, you would not show this kind of forgiveness to a Republican President and his nominees.

    You’re right. After 8 years of Bush and two decades of callous, short-sighted breathtaking incompetence and corruption that is manifest everywhere you look in government, I have very little in the way of forgiveness for any Republican of any stripe anywhere in government.

    Only difference is I have empirical proof of Republican incompetence and corruption, you only have failed ideas, a rotted obsolete laughable ideology and breathtaking acrobatics of intellectual and ethical corruption.

    You keep on believing you have an ounce of integrity or viability, why don’t you?

    I’ll be over here laughing at you. And even harder still in 2010 and 2012.

    Peter (e70d1c)

  32. Peter has staked his claim to Twatwaffle of the Week. Come on, trolls. You are going to have to take your game to the next level to compete with this sanctimonious, self-Lefteous, arrogant preening and projection.

    JD (b2da6e)

  33. You keep on believing you have an ounce of integrity or viability, why don’t you?

    Yes, I personally have integrity, and since I am alive, I have viability.

    I’m not a Republican, so you can’t lay the problems of that party at my feet.

    Only difference is I have empirical proof of Republican incompetence and corruption

    And I have empirical proof of Democrat incompetence and corruption:

    Rangel
    Dodd
    Daschle
    Geithner
    Alcee Hastings
    Marion Barry
    William Jefferson
    Nancy Pelosi
    Harry Reid

    I could go on. Please name a member of Bush’s cabinet that had tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes at the time of his/her nomination.

    The difference between you and me is that I wouldn’t stand for a Republican nominee who had deliberately shorted his taxes. And I’d be very vocal in my criticism of a Republican President for nominating such a man. You won’t criticize Obama for screwing up; in fact, you keep telling us how wonderful Obama is and absolutely ignore the very large problems with his nominees.

    Emperor:

    When you are drowning and could be dead in minutes, do you ask your rescuer if he has unpaid taxes?

    This is a terrible analogy. The country isn’t drowning, and it won’t be dead in minutes. Further, paying taxes has nothing to do with rescuing a drowning man. However, avoiding taxes IS the behavior of a dishonest man, and we don’t want dishonest men in government, do we?

    Steverino (69d941)

  34. Only difference is I have empirical proof of Republican incompetence and corruption, you only have failed ideas, a rotted obsolete laughable ideology and breathtaking acrobatics of intellectual and ethical corruption.

    You’re not paying attention, are you, Petey?

    You know Daschle and Rangel and Geithner and Richardson.
    Franken and Chris Dodd and Blago and Jefferson.
    But do you recall the most famous cheater of all?
    Baracky the Jug Eared President….

    Pablo (99243e)

  35. a rotted obsolete laughable ideology

    Individual liberty, responsibility, and minimal intrusion by government: “rotted obsolete and laughable”?

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  36. Steve, you know just listing names of people you don’t like doesn’t mean they’re corrupt or incompetent. You may get away with that shit around desperate Republicans grasping at straws, but you know where you can stick that crap.

    No one said the Democratic party is perfect, and if it has it’s share of dysfunction, it’s nothing compared to the catastrophic delusional and criminal FAIL of the GOP.

    Like I said, I’ll be over here laughing.

    Peter (e70d1c)

  37. Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 10:40 am
    You miss the whole point, Steve.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  38. Further, paying taxes has nothing to do with rescuing a drowning man. However, avoiding taxes IS the behavior of a dishonest man, and we don’t want dishonest men in government, do we?

    Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 10:40 am
    Would you accept the help of a “dishonest man” if he was the only person who could help you? If your life depended on it?

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  39. Would you accept the help of a “dishonest man” if he was the only person who could help you? If your life depended on it?

    WTF does this have to do with Obama knowingly choosing tax cheats to serve in his administration?

    This isn’t a matter of refusing a flotation ring because the guy who tossed it to you once shoplifted a Snickers. It’s a matter of not trusting government power in the hands of people who act as if they’re above (or outside) the law.

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  40. The mendoucheousness of the trolls today has been nothing short of breath-taking.

    JD (b2da6e)

  41. I think they’re scared, JD. Obama’s not bringing the promised rainbows and unicorns.

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  42. Peter, you know that your comment #32 is completely false. Not least the line about corruption in the Bush admin which was one of the most honest administrations that this country has seen.

    You know that posting bizarre comments like that one only shows your own delusions … don’t you?

    If not, just how do you succeed in fooling yourself so completely?

    SPQR (72771e)

  43. Would you accept the help of a “dishonest man” if he was the only person who could help you? If your life depended on it?

    Are you seriously going to argue this is at all analogous to nominating cabinet members? That there’s only one person in the whole country who can help? That my very life depends on Geithner getting confirmed by the Senate?

    Thank you for disqualifying yourself from honest debate, emperor. I shall no longer take you seriously.

    Steverino (69d941)

  44. I shall no longer take you seriously.

    Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 12:50 pm
    Ha! You make me laugh.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  45. I still wanna hear how nominating tax cheats to cabinet positions is the same as saving people from drowning.

    Maybe this is why Democrats kept voting in the likes of Marion Barry and Alcee Hastings.

    Steverino (69d941)

  46. Emp, I have a question for you.

    Now, listen very closely.

    If you were drowning in the middle of the Sea of Galilee and Judas Iscariot came out to rescue you, would you accept his help or would you reject it?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  47. Part two of my question to Emp:

    Would you hand over all your money to Judas Iscariot for safe-keeping?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  48. I have a better question: if Jesus came down from Heaven and told you that Obama was wrong, would you believe Him?

    Steverino (69d941)

  49. Even better: would you eat beef from a cow that you knew cheated on its taxes?????

    Steverino (69d941)

  50. Steverino, cows are people too! Don’t eat sausage on your pizza because after you eat the pizza, the girl won’t be able to…

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  51. If you were drowning in the middle of the Sea of Galilee and Judas Iscariot came out to rescue you, would you accept his help or would you reject it?

    Comment by John Hitchcock — 2/6/2009 @ 1:23 pm
    LOL! Of course I would. God can use anyone to help His people. So my answer is an emphatic YES!

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  52. I’ve used this simile before, but arguing against Peter is like playing basketball against Vern Troyer: you always win, but you look like an idiot for engaging in the act.

    A better analogy would be like wrestling a pig – you get all muddy and filthy, and the pig likes it.

    if Jesus came down from Heaven and told you that Obama was wrong

    And here I was thinking they were the same person. Quel surprise.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  53. Would you hand over all your money to Judas Iscariot for safe-keeping?

    Comment by John Hitchcock — 2/6/2009 @ 1:25 pm
    No. Judas was never a tax collector. He was Jesus’ treasurer. He kept the bag. Even though Jesus knew he would sometimes steal from that bag, He allowed him to hold their money. So, go figure.
    But my answer is NO!

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  54. I have a better question: if Jesus came down from Heaven and told you that Obama was wrong, would you believe Him?

    Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 1:26 pm
    Wrong about what?

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  55. Even better: would you eat beef from a cow that you knew cheated on its taxes?????

    Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 1:31 pm
    If it cheated on its taxes, then it got what it deserved. Eating it would be my pleasure. How else would justice be served? :)

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  56. I still wanna hear how nominating tax cheats to cabinet positions is the same as saving people from drowning.
    Who said they are the same?

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  57. Dmac – Baracky is God Jr.

    JD (b2da6e)

  58. Cole bombing masterplanner’s charges have been dropped. Remember him? Barack requested trial stop. COL who was presiding said no. So US Justice Dept dropped charges.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  59. John – please tell me that is some kind of sick joke.

    JD (b2da6e)

  60. Just heard it on Glenn Beck.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  61. Who said they are the same?

    You did, nimrod. We were talking about how it was a mistake to nominate cabinet members who had cheated on their taxes, and you piped up with the inane question about whether I’d ask the tax status of someone who was rescuing me from drowning. If the two aren’t related, why did you ask the question?

    Wrong about what?

    Wrong about anything or everything. Are you unable to answer a simple question? Or are you just stupid like Peter, only manifesting your idiocy in non sequitur questions? The answer really matters to me, because I need to know just how I should mock you.

    Steverino (69d941)

  62. It’s likely the charges were dropped in a way to re-charge him later. Just to stop the trial.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  63. OMFG – the GOP should immediately tie this can of refuse to his backside if this decision stands.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  64. Dmac – Let’s hope that this is not the change we can expect from Holder’s DOJ.

    JD (b2da6e)

  65. Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 2:40 pm
    (Smiles) Poor little one. Confused as the others.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  66. But JD, Holder was only pardoning terrorists from Puerto Rico, this is completely different. What?

    Dmac (49b16c)

  67. (Smiles) Poor little one. Confused as the others

    Okay, now I know: you’re really a dullard, and you use random non sequitur to look like you’re a deep thinker.

    You really ought to put some clothes on, emperor.

    Steverino (69d941)

  68. Something done late on a Friday afternoon. I could not care less if this was just a procedural move. It is a glimpse into how fundamentally un-serious they are about everything, except power.

    JD (b2da6e)

  69. Yes, Emp, that was what your question insinuated. You were tying a tax-cheat in office to a tax-cheat saving your life. To anyone with 3 brain cells communicating with each other, it is obvious. To you, not so much.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  70. Alright, the senior military judge in gitmo withdrew the charges in a way to reinstate them, quelling pentagon fears she might disobey direct orders from CIC.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  71. And the link I posted was 14 hours old, I think.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  72. Here is why.
    <i>Last year, al-Nashiri said during a Guantanamo hearing that he confessed to helping plot the Cole bombing only because he was tortured by U.S. interrogators. The CIA has admitted he was among terrorist suspects subjected to waterboarding, which simulates drowning, in 2002 and 2003 while being interrogated in secret CIA prisons.
    Are you going to allow that kind of testimony? Any man will confess to anything under unbearable torture. However,he is not free.
    New charges against al-Nashiri could be brought again later, and he will remain in prison for the time being.
    So, it is not yet over.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  73. That is not nearly as bad. Thanks, John. Lovie remains a mental midget.

    JD (b2da6e)

  74. Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 2:50 pm
    (Sighs) Not to worry. You will learn. But you must be meek.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  75. “You really ought to put some clothes on, emperor.”

    I second that!

    The horror, the horror!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  76. Comment by JD — 2/6/2009 @ 2:58 pm
    (Shakes head in disappointment) What do you have against midgets, JD?

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  77. You really ought to put some clothes on, emperor.

    Comment by Steverino — 2/6/2009 @ 2:50 pm
    I really do have my clothe on. Tis just that you are to blind to see it.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  78. Comment by John Hitchcock — 2/6/2009 @ 2:52 pm
    And I was beginning to think you were not like the others. Really hate to see you …….hurt? But the Emperor is merciful. You will not perish for this, John.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  79. The horror, the horror!

    Comment by daleyrocks — 2/6/2009 @ 3:07 pm
    That must be the reaction of people when they see you in the morning. You know, without your make-up. Or would that be the reaction of your first girlfriend after your first kiss? Bad breath? 😉

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  80. You only think you’re wearing royal robes, emperor le petomaine, but you were sold a bill of goods from unscrupulous vendors.

    Have your mother read some Hans Christian Andersen to you, perhaps you’ll understand.

    It’s not the earth the meek inherit, it’s the dirt!

    Steverino (69d941)

  81. While tailgating outside a college football stadium, Emp decided to relieve himself. A 10-year-old girl was walking by and stopped in her tracks. Emp said “Don’t worry, I won’t hurt you.” The girl asked “What? With that?” and walked away, laughing.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  82. Ming the Merciless without the camp.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  83. Comment by John Hitchcock — 2/6/2009 @ 3:22 pm
    LOL! Oh you hurt the Emperor, John! That’s too painful. But seriously, is that all you’ve got? Come on John. Don’t disappoint me.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (1b037c)

  84. When Emp was born, the doctor got a confused look on his face. The nurse asked what the problem was, to which the doctor asked “Doesn’t that usually come out last?”

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  85. John – When Emperor was born, the doctor slapped its Mom.

    JD (b2da6e)

  86. Comment by John Hitchcock — 2/6/2009 @ 3:42 pm
    (Scratching head) Depends on what “that” is. Apart from that, most of what you said is true. My birth really was a mystery. Three strangers came to see my mother and said they were in the wrong room. Strange.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  87. Comment by JD — 2/6/2009 @ 3:58 pm
    No he didn’t. He bowed down and said “Hail, the Emperor has come. Hail!”

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  88. Hey John, came across this info from your former life.
    15 July 1999, Alabama) A 25-year-old soldier, named John Hitchcock died of injuries sustained from a 3-story fall, precipitated by his attempt to spit farther than his buddy. His plan was to hurl himself towards a metal guardrail while expectorating, in order to add momentum to his saliva. In a tragic miscalculation, his momentum carried him right over the railing, which he caught hold of for a few moments before his grip slipped, sending him plummeting 24 feet to the cement below.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  89. I think you mis-heard him, Emp. According to Doc, he said, “Hell, the enema has run”.

    JD (b2da6e)

  90. I’ve had many lives, emp. I can’t live them all right. But don’t worry, I’ve learned my lesson after that fall. You should know, I was pushed over the railing.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  91. Hold on John, there is more.
    25 May 1999, Ukraine) A fisherman in Kiev, named John Hitchcock electrocuted himself while fishing in the river Tereblya. The 43-year-old man connected cables to the main power supply of his home, and trailed the end into the river. The electric shock killed the fish, which floated belly-up to the top of the water. The man waded in to collect his catch, neglecting to remove the live wire, and tragically suffered the same fate as the fish. In an ironic twist, the man was fishing for a mourning meal to commemorate the first anniversary of his mother-in-law’s death.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  92. Three strangers came to see my mother and said they were in the wrong room. Strange.

    DNA tests have come a long way since then!

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  93. This thread would be a lot shorter if all the juveniles spared us their thoughts.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  94. Comment by SPQR — 2/6/2009 @ 6:26 pm
    OMG! Did he just call John Hitchcock and JD juveniles?

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  95. SPQR was one of the first commenters to comment on the death of the King of Jordan. SPQR told CNN “I’m inconsolable at the present time, I was a very good friend of Jordan, he was probably the greatest basketball player this country has ever seen, we will never see his like again”.

    When told by reporters that it was King Hussein of Jordan who had died and not Michael Jordan, SPQR was then led away by his security in a state of “confusion”. How could you, SPQR? :)

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  96. I would sooner loan $900 Billion to anyone who doesn’t call themselves Emperor.

    BTW. What do you think of the Acorn pork? Not too ethical, huh.

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  97. Emperor7, I’m sure you are considered quite the wit in your kindergarten class.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  98. More from John’s archives.
    LICENSE TO STEAL

    Two Kentucky men named JD and John Hitchcock tried to pull the front off a cash machine by running a chain from the machine to the bumper of their pickup truck. Instead of pulling the front panel off the machine, though, they pulled the bumper off the truck. They panicked and fled, leaving the chain still attached to the machine, their bumper still attached to the chain, and their license plate still attached to the bumper.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  99. Comment by SPQR — 2/6/2009 @ 6:55 pm
    OMG! Were you the kid that never shared his lunch and would rather pee on it than give it out? I knew we have met somewhere.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  100. Take your meds, lovie. You are beclowning yourself.

    JD (b2da6e)

  101. Comment by JD — 2/6/2009 @ 7:06 pm
    You are such a racist JD. Your racism has become endemic.
    Racist!

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  102. In our home, we pay all the taxes we owe, including the ones we don’t like.

    I resent that an apparently significant portion of our nation’s leaders feel no such obligation.

    mark (1d6355)

  103. We may have a way to reduce the deficit here….let Obama keep working through Democrat party rolls, nominating them one after another.

    The ensuing flood of unpaid taxes flowing into the treasury would be immense!

    Bill (49d57f)

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