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6/5/2015

New York Times Writers Alan Rappeport, Steve Eder, and Marco Rubio’s Wife Cited for At Least 13 Traffic Violations

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:53 am



Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder are the people responsible for the single most ridiculous Big Media article I have seen since I woke up today. Painfully stupid even for Big Media:

Marco Rubio and His Wife Cited 17 Times for Traffic Infractions

Senator Marco Rubio has been in a hurry to get to the top, rising from state legislator to United States senator in the span of a decade and now running for president at age 44.

But politics is not the only area where Mr. Rubio, a Republican from Florida, has an affinity for the fast track. He and his wife, Jeanette, have also shown a tendency to be in a rush on the road.

According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations: Mr. Rubio with four and his wife with 13.

Four citations since 1997 for a 44-year-old is not a lot; that’s about how many I have at roughly the same age. (Hey! I said “roughly”!) But “Marco Rubio Received Four Traffic Tickets” is a headline that would grab nobody’s attention — so they substituted a misleading one that lumped Rubio in with his wife.

Of course, Alan Rappeport, Steve Eder, and Marco Rubio’s wife have together collected at least 13 traffic citations, if not many more. So it’s pretty hypocritical of Rappeport and Eder to be writing this story, don’t you agree?

Here is the scofflaw Rubio couple with their son:

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Above: Marco Rubio and his wife dream of going back out on the road and endangering their young son

Well, his campaign’s over.

FROM THE ASSIGNMENT DESK: I wonder how many times Hillary Clinton and her chauffeur have received traffic tickets. Alan Rappeport? Steve Eder? Hop to it!

85 Responses to “New York Times Writers Alan Rappeport, Steve Eder, and Marco Rubio’s Wife Cited for At Least 13 Traffic Violations”

  1. These reporters are a menace.

    Patterico (3cc0c1)

  2. They are not reporters.

    JD (80704a)

  3. Rubio averages 1’ticket every 4.5 years doesn’t have quite the same zing.

    JD (80704a)

  4. Hmmm, to heck with traffic tickets, now I must say Ms Rubio appears to be a great ticket for 1st Lady. Please can we see a lineup of potential 1st Ladies and I’ll vote based on that. Otherwise I’m stumped.

    Wyguy (5e063c)

  5. As I said the other day, now it begins. Anything to keep our eyes of the thieving, lying, corrupt whore from Bruce Jenner to Rubio’s tickets. Time for another black dude to be shot. Or Rachael Ray to add a penis.

    Hoagie (b482c1)

  6. Rubio averages 1’ticket every 4.5 years doesn’t have quite the same zing.
    JD (80704a) — 6/5/2015 @ 8:02 am

    I would like to see a similar investigation into the Clinton family’s rape allegations.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  7. OMG!! He put a dog on top of his car!!

    Oh no, sorry, that was the other Republican.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  8. GIVE MARCO ONE MORE CHANCE

    SAVE HIM FROM THIS ROAD HE’S ON

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  9. We now know more about the Rubio’s driving records than we do about the obama’s college records. Interesting the times didn’t show any interest in that.

    Jim (a9b7c7)

  10. Ha, trick question! Hillary is driven by the Secret Service and can’t be ticketed.

    luagha (b5012f)

  11. Her drivers have been seen speeding.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  12. So, is this one of those false/smear stories against a politician? Technically it is true. Morally, it is wrong.

    Still think that “all is fair in politics” is wrong?

    End of Section 230 Protection for Bloggers?

    According to the blog McIntyre v Ohio, an anonymous blog devoted to promoting anonymous speech, Senator Joe Lieberman has proposed stripping blog hosts of the immunity they currently enjoy from liability for things their blog commenters say.

    If legislation like this ever actually passes, I’ll be shutting down comments.

    Remember that one from ~3 years ago? An article (blog post) that was coordinated with other bloggers, false, and attacked a politician “on the other side”.

    Everybody does it.

    BfC (8661e2)

  13. and according to the article, two of Marco Rubio’s tickets were dismissed. Just imagine if the media treated democratic candidates the same way they treat republican candidates.

    sols (96a8a6)

  14. The governors of New Mexico (Richardson) and New Jersey (Corzine ), both of the leftist persuasion, probably set speed records for politicians that may never be broken. Rubio, no doubt , would be jealous.

    Of course, both were in official limousines. Corzine was at 91 mph and Richardson was clocked at 110 mph.

    Try to match that Rubio !

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  15. does NYT still have an ombudsman?

    seeRpea (b2f97d)

  16. and one ticket was a red light camera.

    sols (96a8a6)

  17. OMG! Next we’ll learn the fiend drinks water when thirsty! Oh the humanity!!…What? Oh. Never mind.

    in_awe (7c859a)

  18. Plus: he also drank water on TV.

    If that doesn’t sink his career I don’t know what will.

    Dave (in MA) (037445)

  19. Tickets??? CA is unable to keep elected officials from driving drunk, so the state senate has added a couple of drivers to the Sgt at Arms staff to provide rides home for senators who over imbibe. Of course its at taxpayer expense… its CA. They see that a series of DUI arrests that are necessarily high-profile and not befitting such important people. The senate President Pro-tem will not answer questions about the program, calling it a “security issue”.

    Gramps, the original (9e1415)

  20. How many tickets did the Clintons get for selling ‘lakefront property’ that was actually swampland?

    East Bay Jay (a5dac7)

  21. If that is the best they got, wooaaaaaaa.

    Rodney King's Spirit (b31520)

  22. This is the world we live in: people only read headlines. Heck, given the content generally speaking, I can see why.

    But the dishonesty and hypocrisy just reeks.

    What would work best is if EACH of the reporters were held to task on Twitter. Perhaps with Dr. K’s information. Asked to justify their headlines. Over and over again.

    I don’t know if that is a good idea, but I do know this: behavior that is rewarded increases; behavior with negative consequences is decreased.

    But Snark is King/Queen/Bi these days.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  23. If you are a Dem, you can drive drunk, drive off a bridge, and leave your passenger to drown and you will be canonized by the MFM.

    JD (80704a)

  24. Using the word King is misogynistic and transphobic.

    JD (80704a)

  25. JD, this Golden Oldie always makes me feel better.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bs3YvqvCUAE3tls.jpg

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  26. Marco Rubio’s wife may have traffic tickets, but remember, Hillary Clinton’s husband has been disbarred!

    Mike S (89ec89)

  27. Shockingly, they didn’t actually report this, they regurgitated this hit piece from the leftist American Bridges, who pulled these records in the last couple weeks. Further shocking news is that neither of the “reporters” pulled any records, they just were spoon fed by the Dem organization.

    JD (3b5483)

  28. “Mr. Rubio’s troubles behind the wheel predate his days in politics,” wrote the New York Times. “In 1997, when he was cited for careless driving by a Florida Highway Patrol officer, he was fined and took voluntary driving classes.”

    Note how 1 ticket every 4.5 years became troubles behind the wheel.

    JD (3b5483)

  29. Meanwhile President Steaming Pile is ineffably cool which trumps all.

    DNF (208255)

  30. Did you know that Hillary and Bill were accused of multiple rapes during the 90s? It’s true!

    Pious Agnostic (7eb3b0)

  31. Did any of y’all see Game 1 of the NBA Finals last night? Lebron James and I combined for 44 points.

    Whitey Nisson (de460e)

  32. http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/10299-hillary-clintons-scooby-van-clocked-at-92-mph-in-65-mph-zone-in-the-rain

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign van, the one she nicknamed “Scooby,” was clocked going 92 in a 65-mile-per-hour zone in the rain!

    Look at this eye-popping headline from DailyMail.com “Scooby Hits the Road at 92 MPH.”…

    This headline would have to appear in a UK paper, as Hillary!’s violations are not a national scandal. Unlike Rubio’s.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/nyregion/01panel.html?_r=0

    TRENTON, May 31 — Acknowledging that Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s recent near-fatal crash occurred as a trooper drove their S.U.V. at 91 miles per hour in a 65 m.p.h. zone, the New Jersey State Police superintendent said Thursday that the governor’s drivers would still not be prohibited from speeding in non-emergency situations.

    Testifying before a panel reviewing the State Police executive protection unit, the superintendent, Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, said he would encourage the governor’s office to make more frequent use of police helicopters, which avoid traffic hazards and other potential threats.

    Colonel Fuentes said that when the governor traveled by car, it would be “counterproductive” to order drivers not to speed, since troopers are responsible for protecting him from dangerous and unexpected situations, matters as various as traffic accidents and potential assassinations.

    “Speed of the motorcade is a tool that can be used for risk avoidance,” he said, “distancing the vehicle from perceived threats or to position the motorcade on the highway in such a way that maximizes the ability to maneuver amidst traffic.”…

    Liberals are entitled to endanger the public in order to secure their precious selves. Unlike Rubio.

    And yes, that’s the same NYT that has such a problem with Rubio’s traffic infractions, but none with Hillary!’s or Corzine’s.

    Rahm Emmanuel at least pays his security detail’s traffic fines. Not that any Chicago cop would ever ticket the drivers in his motorcade, who as Chicago cops are above the law. But security cameras issue tickets automatically. Those, the mayor pays himself. According to the local ABC affiliate he racked up $1700 in such fines in a brief but unspecified period of time, which I believe would have resulted in anyone else losing their license, before the bad publicity compelled him to deal with the issue. In public Emmanuel says he tells his drivers to slow down and obey the law. But that’s just bad traffic-law compliance theater. He’s not serious, and his security detail does not slow down and obey the law. For the reasons the NJ state troopers never did.

    Emmanuel has been clocked going 47 in a 30mph zones by parks with children playing in them. Can you imagine the lecture you’d get from a traffic court judge if you did the same?

    As sane commentators have pointed out, if the the purpose of the red light and speed cameras is public safety, then paying the fines isn’t the issue. A well-heeled scofflaw is still a scofflaw. If it were anyone else other than Emmanuel then that individual would be taken off the road. And, no, it isn’t the Chicago cops who drive the mayor around who are to blame for their law breaking. It’s the guy they work for who is to blame.

    Steve57 (6a0485)

  33. It’s precisely because of hit pieces like this, by which the LHMFM ignores the multiple felonies of liberals to focus on the non-crimes or at worst minor infractions of Republicans, that I have to respectfully disagree with Pat about using their tactics against them.

    I’m all for the politics of personal destruction, scorched earth, but purely using the truth against them. And I don’t care to be too scrupulous about who gets hurt, as long as they’re on the other side they’re in the free-fire zone.

    The Great Escape (1963)

    …Ramsey: Have you thought of what it might cost?
    Bartlett: I’ve thought of the humiliation if we just… tamely submit. Knuckle under and crawl. Surely, you don’t advocate that, do you, sir?
    Ramsey: I have to point out one thing to you, Roger. No matter how unsatisfactory this camp may be, the High Command have still left us in the hands of the Luftwaffe. Not the Gestapo and the SS.
    Bartlett: Look, sir, you talk about the High Command and the Luftwaffe, and then you talk about the Gestapo and the SS. To me, they’re the same! We’re fighting the bloody lot! There’s only one way to put it, sir: they are the common enemies of everyone who believes in freedom. If the High Command didn’t approve of Hitler, then why didn’t they throw him out?

    Steve57 (6a0485)

  34. The Free Beacon says that “each of the citations mentioned by the New York Times were pulled in person by American Bridge operatives on May 26, 2015″ and identifies American Bridge as a “liberal opposition research firm.” Since the NYT reporters don’t appear in the court records as having obtained this material, the inference is that the NYT received oppo research and wrote it up as an article

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/democratic-oppo-firms-fingerprints-on-nyt-rubio-hit/

    CJ (72a1dd)

  35. I don’t think Hillary is the type of person to speed everywhere, then tell the cop “Don’t you know who I AM?”

    Oh. Wait. I do think that.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  36. I’ll keep this in mind the next time the Times says that some story (e.g. an abortion doctor playing pinata with live newborns) isn’t worth their time.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  37. I think I’ll send their ombudsman a note.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  38. NY Times public editor: public@nytimes.com

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  39. Even if it’s true that they have this many traffic citations in the last 18 years? How is it reflective of either character or ability to do the job?

    This is just *stupid*.

    aphrael (69b4f7)

  40. Jim, at #9: oddly, when I sat for the New Jersey Bar, I had to provide the NJ Bar with an abstract of my driving record from every state where I’d ever had a driver’s license.

    I do not comprehend why.

    aphrael (69b4f7)

  41. CJ @35, it’s important to keep in mind that the LHMFM enjoys being used as the propaganda arm of dictators.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/11/opinion/the-news-we-kept-to-ourselves.html

    The News We Kept To Ourselves
    By Eason Jordan
    Published: April 11, 2003

    ATLANTA— Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN’s Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff…

    He was of course lying. He was not at all distressed, as contemporary reports amply showed. He was perfectly fine with things. Which is why he willingly gave the Iraqi government hostages by having a Baghdad bureau at all. Other LHMFM outlets avoided that conundrum by not having a Baghdad bureau. Hence they didn’t willingly endanger any Iraqi lives in order to have the equivalent byline “This is CNN, Baghdad.”

    This is the journalistic equivalent of begging the court for mercy as a poor orphan after having been caught disposing the bodies of his own parents whom he just killed.

    CNN is not the outlier anymore when it comes to openly carrying the statists’ water. As ABC demonstrated when it merely shrugged when Stephanopolous’ massive conflicts of interest were revealed. Of course, ABC never cared. This was demonstrated years earlier when, unlike CNN, it paid lip service to the idea of journalistic ethics when it hired him. They said at the time that Stephanopolous would not be playing the rold of a journalist. The ink on those press releases was barely dry before they began pretending this Clinton loyalist political hack was an objective journalist, putting him in positions that had been previously specifically mentioned as positions he could not ethically fulfill.

    They all do it. They all unquestioningly publish or show liberal propaganda.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/washington-post-falls-for-left-wing-fraud-embarrasses-itself.php

    …So the fundamental point of the Post story, which relied uncritically on a goofball far-left report, is dead wrong. Moreover, the Post story itself acknowledges that the tar sands encompass 35 million acres, so Koch’s 1.1 million comprise less than 3% of the total. The whole point of this exercise is to make the Keystone Pipeline all about Koch, and that premise is implausible from the start…

    But maybe they don’t; or maybe they were too blinded by ideology to bother with the facts. Notwithstanding that they knew they were dealing with a disreputable source:

    The material about Koch and its oil sands leases has been provided to The Post by Victor Menotti, who was arrested during the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle back in November 1999.

    That’s obviously a source that you don’t need to check!

    Why would the Washington Post embarrass itself by republishing a thoroughly discredited attempt to link the Koch brothers to the Keystone Pipeline? Because that is a Democratic Party talking point, and the Post is a Democratic Party newspaper. But the truth is a little worse than that.

    Who is Post reporter Juliet Eilperin? Among other things, she is married to Andrew Light, who writes on climate policy for the Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress is an Obama administration front group headed by John Podesta, who is a “special advisor” to the Obama administration. CAP’s web site, Think Progress, has carried out a years-long vendetta against the Koch brothers that has focused largely on the environment. Ms. Eilperin’s conflict in writing about environmental issues has already been a subject of controversy at the Post…

    So we don’t need to infer anything about the NYT’s hit piece on Rubio. They are eagerly, zealously parroting left-wing oppo research.

    Steve57 (6a0485)

  42. John Wayne Gacy and Harry Reid combined to rape over 30 young children.

    SaveFarris (c9975d)

  43. totally OT but this is too good to not pass on:
    https://twitter.com/JohnCleese/status/606787299452571649

    Piers Morgan writes that I didn’t recognise him in a restaurant in New York.I did.I just didn’t want to speak to someone I truly detest

    seeRpea (b2f97d)

  44. Ditto what Mike K said above (#14): My immediate reaction to this post was, “Gee, I wonder what Jon Corzine would say about this?”

    Beldar (fa637a)

  45. FROM THE ASSIGNMENT DESK: I wonder how many times Hillary Clinton and her chauffeur have received traffic tickets. Alan Rappeport? Steve Eder? Hop to it!

    Trick question. They don’t get tickets, no matter what they do.

    Milhouse (a0cc5c)

  46. Does the NY Times bother to stop and think whether it should run a story like this? By the end of today, the NY Times has been raked over the coals by talk radio and the internet. If anything, Rubin seems more sympathetic. I hate those guys and I ain’t no hatter.

    AZ Bob (7d2a2c)

  47. Or hater.

    AZ Bob (7d2a2c)

  48. 13 tickets? Disgraceful!

    Obviously, we need to elect Rubio as President so, like Hillary, his wife will never need to drive herself again.

    malclave (4f3ec1)

  49. There’s only one way to put it, sir: they are the common enemies of everyone who believes in freedom. If the High Command didn’t approve of Hitler, then why didn’t they throw him out?

    Steve57, as usual, is on the money. There’s only one way to put it, sir: they are the common enemies of everyone who believes in freedom. If the moderate moslems didn’t approve of ISIS, Hammas, The PLO, Sharia, et al, then why didn’t they throw them out?

    There are no moderate moslems except in thee minds of the weepy, whining left. There are terrorists and enablers.

    Hoagie (b482c1)

  50. Corzine also defrauded investors out of over $1 billion. But he walks among us free of any ongoing investigation by the Obama Justice Department., If he had bribed some Arabs for a soccer tournament or sold a baseball player steroids, well that would be scandalous and worthy of Loretta Lynch’s full attention.. And as to driving Obama’s big backer Ted Kennedy had an issue with that. Missed all the Times stories about that.

    Bugg (bd9445)

  51. Based on the picture of the Rubios, I am curious as to why Mrs Rubio was unable to talk her way out of those 13 citations.

    Tom (1e059e)

  52. MARY JO KOPECHNE could not be reached for COMMENT.

    Gus (7cc192)

  53. Mr Rubio wasn’t CHOOOOOMING was he???

    Gus (7cc192)

  54. Maybe they should compare how many women Rubio is accused of RAPING, with RODHAMS VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY claims!! An OPEN DIALOGUE, what fun!!

    Gus (7cc192)

  55. Any newspaper has a limited number of resources to dedicate to a story. Beyond that, editorial space is limited by space available after advertising, newsprint, overhead and other costs are taken into consideration.

    In other words, the New York Times editorial management decided that of all the news of the day, it could afford to devote space to the driving infractions of a presidential candidate. Sure, in this day and age, the internet allows them to disseminate information electronically at a much lower cost, but it still charges a fair amount for full access to its editorial product.

    I do not know what the NYT advertising rates are per column inch but, as the paper of record in the United States, I can safely say it is substantial amount of money. Regardless, the editorial department decided that the valuable space it is accorded would be best used to report the lousy driving record of a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader.

    If you read Hot Air or Politico, you know that the story was fed to the NYT by a Dem opposition research organization.

    And that, my friends, is why you should take what you read in the media with a giant grain of salt.

    A lot of people on the right like to say that the media is just the propaganda arm of the Democrats. It is increasingly difficult to disagree.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  56. Sorry on me. The Times came up with a solution to prove they did not get their scoop from oppo research.

    Regardless, my point stands.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  57. Ag80, I started to read one of your posts. Immmmmmediately, I recognized, that you are a MORON, and I stopped reading. Limited resources that are AIMED at anyone who dares to disagree with your CLOWNISH BULLSH!T. Ag80. No offense, but….you are a fukkking clown. You are a Hack.

    Gus (7cc192)

  58. REGARDLESS, MY POINT STANDS!! CLOWN. Yes the point on the top of your LIBTARD head, stands. You’re a clown. 93 iq at best. No offense IDIOT.

    Gus (7cc192)

  59. More damning news:

    The report also states that, following Rubio’s election to the Senate, the couple hired a Miami-based lawyer and donor named Alex Hanna who was able to clear two of Marco Rubio’s four citations and seven of Jeanette’s last eight citations.

    They used a LAWYER to beat the tickets!!!11!! How dare they use a lawyer!

    Oh wait. That means that of the 17 tickets over their lifetimes, 9 were dismissed. Leaving 8, and only 2 of those for the candidate. In most places 2 infractions in 20 or so years is considered a good driving record. The wife’s 6 isn’t terrible by any means.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  60. FROM THE ASSIGNMENT DESK: I wonder how many times Hillary Clinton and her chauffeur have received traffic tickets.

    No research, but a good joke:

    While on a fundraising tour in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton’s plane was sidelined in a podunk airport where no other planes could be had for any reason. Since she needed to be in Boston as soon as possible for another fundraising junket, she arranged for the limo that had been taking her around to drive her to Boston through the more rural parts of New Hampshire.

    They were several hours into the trip when the driver, rounding a corner, suddenly saw a cow standing in the middle of the road. Try as he might, he could not avoid the cow, which was struck and instantly killed. He looked at the cow, and noted that it was fairly old. He looked around, and saw signs of a farm up along a nearby side road.

    The driver went to the side of the car, described what had happened and said, “Ms. Clinton, I am not getting any cell phone service with these hills all around us, and I think I should go and at least report this to the owners of that farm over there, who probably own the old cow or at least are likely to be able to tell the owners what happened, so we can settle whatever legalities may apply… I don’t think it would be good if we just drove off and left the scene, even if we reported it first chance. I think the press might have a field day with that…”

    “Very well!” she said, rather huffily. “But be quick about it!”

    “Yes ma’am!!” and he quickly began to trot up the road.

    Time passed. Fifteen minutes. A half hour. An hour. Another hour. All the while Hillary is getting more and more steamed.

    Finally, after three hours, the driver comes staggering back.

    Hillary takes one look at him, and says, “What the hell!??! Where have you been?” she sniffs at him, “You’ve been DRINKING!! And…” she sniffs again, “What’s that, A CUBAN CIGAR? I’ve smelled those on Bill before, that’s a CUBAN CIGAR you’ve been smoking!?” He grins rather sheepishly. “And I know that face, too!!” she screeched. “You’ve been getting LAID, haven’t you!!”

    Taken aback, realizing how long it had been and how ticked off she was, he stammered, “M-ma-ma’am, I’m SORRY!!” He looked around, furtively, clearly wishing he could be somewhere else, and continued, “I went to the farmhouse, like I said, and, and, and I went to the door, and knocked on it, and the farmer opened it and invited me in. Before I could say anything, the farmer introduced me to his wife and two lovely daughters.

    Finally, I got a chance to say, I’m Hillary Clinton’s driver, and I just killed the old cow!!

    All of a sudden, the farmer smiled the biggest grin I’ve ever seen, pumped my hand in a vigorous handshake, went over and grabbed a box of Cuban cigars from a hiding place, and shoved one into my mouth and lit it up! At the same time, the wife brought out some 100 year old brandy she said she’d been saving for a special occasion! She almost forced it down my throat! And before I knew it, both the daughters had quietly pulled me back into their room and shagged me nonstop for two hours!! They practically raped me!!”

    “It was all I could do to get away!”

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  61. off topic-
    Will Gowdy do his job? The gang of eight and head rinos could very well be part of the cover-up. I hope he brings the world down on these trader rinos. Can I hear an Amen?

    mg (31009b)

  62. We know why Obama is keeping it secret. It is a lot more than trade authority.

    The leaked materials indicate the U.S. has demanded stronger environmental rules, including calls for sanctions against participating countries that pollute. American negotiators also want TPP participants to abide by existing global environmental treaties.

    But those positions are opposed by most or all of the other Pacific Rim nations working on the deal, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, and Vietnam, the Times reported.

    We will be the only party to cut emissions.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  63. Some things need to be secret. But voting on things involving trade…and keeping the details secret…well, it reminds me of John 3:20.

    Simon Jester (02680e)

  64. the asians should tell failmerica to go eff itself

    they’re Asian!!

    they don’t need a trade deal with a rapidly declining and burgeoningly-fascist food stamp rump state

    happyfeet (831175)

  65. 41. NJ Bar driving records:

    The Bar commonly requests driving records because that is where most applicants will have encountered the legal system. Their legal records from those encounters can be checked against ethics statements to see if the applicant is lying and disqualifies himself.

    Theoretically. If we had a legal system or something.

    luagha (c5876b)

  66. We will be the only party to cut emissions.

    Then the Senate will never approve.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  67. #68.

    As if lying disqualified someone from the Bar.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  68. FROM THE ASSIGNMENT DESK: I wonder how many times Hillary Clinton and her chauffeur have received traffic tickets. Alan Rappeport? Steve Eder? Hop to it!

    I seem to recall some speeding and reckless driving by the Scooby Van.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  69. Gus seems to be an excitable fellow.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  70. by contrast, that same reporting had a glowing profile of ‘missing linc’ chaffee, and his horse training days, I guess that’s where he picked up his metric habit,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  71. In honor of D-Day, the USS Barb battle flag.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4039/4657700829_15100aa7e8_z.jpg

    Yes, bottom center is a train. The Barb sunk a train, for reals.

    Plus nose art. Rattlin’ Rita.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7evPr9ZiDi4/TreIOhaiFRI/AAAAAAAAACQ/LULR7Xn6uEQ/s1600/F-4+Phantom+Ratlin+Rita+Air+Force+Aircraft+Nose+Art.jpg

    Steve57 (48418e)

  72. D-Day Doll

    http://www.pinuppassion.com/images/noseart2.jpg

    Because C-47s need love, too.

    Steve57 (48418e)

  73. Vencil Mares. D-Day medic. Pitmaster. Texas.

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/food/2014-06-05/memoiral-day-weekend-visit-to-taylor-cafe/

    90-year-old WW II vet Vencil Mares still smoking meats in Taylor

    Steve57 (48418e)

  74. http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/09/everyday-im-shufflin-in-the-lz/

    Because life is too important to put on hold.

    Carry on, Devil Doc.

    Steve57 (48418e)

  75. Better vid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MTZ3VpyrY

    Devil Doc [from] 3/3 signals in a Helo in Afganistan by shuffling

    Steve57 (48418e)

  76. I challenge the “journalists”, Steve Rappeport and Steve Eder to divulge their personal criminal history. “Let he who is without sin…”, you know…

    Big Ed (04650e)


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