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Aaron Schock, a Lawmaker Used to Attention, Draws a Little More Than He Wanted

But yet as much detail as the New York Times story has on so many aspects of his life, it mentions nothing about the legitimate news speculation of him being gay and closeted and him shutting down his Twitter and Instagram accounts when it was discovered that he was following 19-year old diver Tom Daley. Or why he voted against marriage equality and against the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Come on, NY Times!

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by Anonymousreply 60303/17/2015

Cockgobbler Aaron Schock, OP.

by Anonymousreply 102/07/2015

Her Royal Dowager Cockgobbler Aaron Schock - R (Downton)

by Anonymousreply 202/07/2015

Schock can't help himself. These situations will continue. Some will be worse than others.

But he will always be caught up in periodic scandal and questionable activities because he's gay and in the closet--and all things stem from one's sexual orientation--accepting it or denying it.

by Anonymousreply 302/07/2015

It is not possible to draw more attention than he wants, people. He is an attention whore to the max.

by Anonymousreply 402/07/2015

Did anyone else catch the writer's name?

by Anonymousreply 502/07/2015

In happier news, he sold his house for a huge profit!

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by Anonymousreply 602/08/2015

Seriously, "Sheryl Gay Stolberg"? It's like the NYT is trolling Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2015

It angers me that cockgobler Aaron Schock has gotten away with working against equality, while gobbling cocks in his personal life. If anyone ever needed to be outed and taken to task it's cockgobler Aaron Shock.

by Anonymousreply 802/08/2015

[quote]cockgobler Aaron Schock

It's cockgobbler if you're nasty!

by Anonymousreply 902/08/2015

Another political whore, what else is new?

by Anonymousreply 1002/08/2015

R10 He might be straight.

by Anonymousreply 1102/08/2015

Some of you sure are obsessed...

by Anonymousreply 1202/08/2015

Aaron Schock is about as closeted as Richard Simmons.

by Anonymousreply 1302/08/2015

Adam Kinzinger, Paul Ryan, and Aaron Schock probably have threesomes in the tunnels under the capitol.

by Anonymousreply 1402/08/2015

The New York Times does not out anyone.

The New York Daily News does not out anyone.

The Washington Post does not out anyone.

The Philadelphia Inquirer does not out anyone.

The Tampa Tribune does not out anyone.

The Atlanta Constitution does not out anyone.

The San Francisco Examiner does not out anyone.

The Los Angels Times does not out anyone.

The Miami Herald does not out anyone.

The Orlando Sentinel does not out anyone.

Do you see a pattern here OP? Are you getting a clue? Why would you think they would out the Peoria perv?

by Anonymousreply 1502/08/2015

They're coming for him, girls!

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by Anonymousreply 1602/14/2015

I think it's a perfectly acceptable journalistic observation to include, "Mr. Schock, who seems quite gay, even though he claims not to be, says..."

Why must we all pretend otherwise, when a child of 8 can see the guy is a big flamer!?

by Anonymousreply 1702/14/2015

[quote]Why must we all pretend otherwise,

WE are not pretending otherwise. Perhaps you haven't noticed that WE have been saying he's a closeted homophobe for five or six years.

by Anonymousreply 1802/16/2015

HuffPo has been pushing his closet door open this week.

by Anonymousreply 1902/18/2015

He may not be much different in this regard than former Idaho Senator Larry Craig, who actually got cited and convicted for a misdemeandor. Allegedly closeted cases often take stances against pro-gay causes in an effort to deflect attention that they may be gay themselves, and/or some self-loathing is involved. Socially conservative voters may be accepting of this even while suspect of the representative's real sexual leanings. It's common, and certainly reaches beyond Schock in the government. Remember Mark Foley from Florida and others? They get this invincible feeling of power which they perceive is a green light to take shocking risks. I don't believe in "outing" just because one wants to keep their sexual orientation private. Everyone deserves some measure of privacy. However, it should be fair game when one advocates and votes against the interests of a group of citizens when hypocrisy is clearly evident via flaunting or other behavior in how they live their own lives; and the motivation looks particularly deceptive. Hypocrisy with congressional figures is certainly not limited to LGBT issues either. A congressman who has approved and/or paid for a family member's abortion, for example, yet votes against abortion rights, does that double-standard need exposed? I would say yes basically, but then there's the question of the privacy matter of the woman (maybe daughter) that received the abortion. When it involves others that are not public service deciders, it gets more complicated.

by Anonymousreply 2002/18/2015

[quote]I think it's a perfectly acceptable journalistic observation to include, "Mr. Schock, who seems quite gay, even though he claims not to be, says..."

I'm no fan of Aaron Schock, but this is not how journalism works.

by Anonymousreply 2102/18/2015

The MSM won't out him, but if a major celeb goes on the Today show or GMA and condemns Shock for his anti-gay votes and then says that he's a closeted gay man, it will get reported.

by Anonymousreply 2202/18/2015

He's lawyered up, children!

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by Anonymousreply 2302/25/2015

MORE!

Aaron Schock didn’t report gifts, meals in London The congressman also didn’t appear to pay to put on a fancy fundraiser at a golf course.

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by Anonymousreply 2402/27/2015

This is a job for the Gladiators!

by Anonymousreply 2502/27/2015

We need more info about the huge payment for a "fundraiser" at a massage parlor.

by Anonymousreply 2602/27/2015

He's a cunting liar, he needs to be outed and dragged through the mud

by Anonymousreply 2702/27/2015

"Schock reimburses $35,000 for office renovation"

That hurt him!

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by Anonymousreply 2802/27/2015

At least he has all of the excessive profit from the sale of his home to fund his decorating and his legal defense.

by Anonymousreply 2902/27/2015

USA TODAY reported that Schock spent more $100,000 of his taxpayer-funded account on office renovations in prior years. The expenses included thousands for leather furniture, hardwood floors and marble countertops for his offices in his central Illinois congressional district.

by Anonymousreply 3002/27/2015

Cocky cunt, he belongs on the DL for being such an uppity cunt

by Anonymousreply 3102/27/2015

Wasn't his response to his voting record on Gay issues something to the effect that he votes the wishes of his constituents- he is their representative and his votes must reflect their wishes. I don't think he went so far as to say "... their wishes, not his own."

by Anonymousreply 3202/27/2015

His response was more along the lines of, "Uhhhh…I haven't really thought about it." Then he quickly came up with that other B.S. because he knew his first answer wasn't cutting it.

by Anonymousreply 3302/27/2015

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by Anonymousreply 3402/27/2015

[quote]shutting down his Twitter and Instagram accounts when it was discovered that he was following 19-year old diver Tom Daley.

Yeah, this is something the news should mention. It's not as if it's rumor or speculation. This was a real event that actually happened.

by Anonymousreply 3502/27/2015

His "faith values" cause him to oppose gay marriage but they don't prevent him from misappropriating tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to lead a fabulous lifestyle.

This man's political career needs to be brought to an end.

by Anonymousreply 3602/27/2015

Front page ABCNews:

'Downton Abbey' Congressman Reimbursed Costs for Lavish Office Decor

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by Anonymousreply 3702/28/2015

[quote]Yeah, this is something the news should mention. It's not as if it's rumor or speculation. This was a real event that actually happened.

He's obviously into pool play R35. He flew to Colorado to go swimming with cadets at the Air Force Academy. He was probably hard on the entire flight out there as he thought about getting naked with all those guys in the locker room. How much did he pay to get his pecs waxed before that boondoggle?

by Anonymousreply 3802/28/2015

And the wall comes tumbling down...

"Aaron Schock scraps fundraisers"

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by Anonymousreply 3902/28/2015

Is it time to telephone Miss Ross?

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Aaron Schock"

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by Anonymousreply 4002/28/2015

Queue the shark music from "Jaws"

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by Anonymousreply 4102/28/2015

Talk all you want. Peoria still has no fucking clue....

by Anonymousreply 4202/28/2015

But the real questions are:

1. Is he hung?

2. And does he cry like a bitchslapped ten year old girl after he's received his daily punish-fuck?

by Anonymousreply 4302/28/2015

he's a fucking cunt

by Anonymousreply 4402/28/2015

Young Turks! Young Turks! Young Turks!!!

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by Anonymousreply 4502/28/2015

Oooo! I love him! He always wears bright shirts! Yellow and pink and teal. And those shoes! I wish my grandkids were as cool as he is.

by Anonymousreply 4602/28/2015

That fucking teal belt. I'm not sure if it was teal, turquoise or Flaming Queen Sky Blue.

by Anonymousreply 4702/28/2015

R47, Actually, it was aqua.

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by Anonymousreply 4802/28/2015

The Princess of Peoria, who sits on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has been a prodigious fundraiser since he was first elected in 2008.

The closeted lawmaker, who has a history of voting against equal rights for gays, considered running for NRCC chairman last year.

He has nearly $3.3 million in his reelection account. And he has a history of helping out his colleagues: Last year he raised $2 million personally for the NRCC and $15.2 million for the party committee’s March dinner.

Schock gave a half a million dollars from his leadership PAC to other lawmakers and candidates.

by Anonymousreply 4902/28/2015

More about the malfeasance of a cockgobbler:

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by Anonymousreply 5002/28/2015

Even "The Blaze" (Glenn Beck's concern) spanks him...

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by Anonymousreply 5102/28/2015

Awww, precious lovebirds!

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by Anonymousreply 5202/28/2015

The belt was so Robin's Egg Blue that day...

by Anonymousreply 5302/28/2015

Cuppy cakes!

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by Anonymousreply 5402/28/2015

Hateful little prick.

by Anonymousreply 5502/28/2015

From Slate: Aaron Schock, Illinois Republican congressman and self-proclaimed fitness guru, is in the news again, this time for flying on donors’ private planes in possible contravention of ethics rules. The charge is serious, but the reaction is anything but. Cue the snickers and dog whistles: Have you heard that Schock decorated his office with Downton Abbey–themed décor, then tried to hide it? What about the time he went shopping in London’s “posh clothing stores” with Shea Ledford, his “longtime friend”? Have you met his personal photographer, Jonathon? Have you seen his teal belt, which he later burned? What about those Instagram photos of him working out with his buff gym pals?

If you missed these stories—all heavily covered by popular gay blogs—you surely saw New York magazine’s wink at the New York Times’ wink that Schock “said that he is not gay,” despite having an Instagram page filled with preening shirtless shots. Or CNN’s interview with Schock about his abs. Or Schock’s Men’s Health cover photo and photo spread, titled “The Ripped Representative,” which featured Schock’s pearls of fitness wisdom interspersed with shots of Schock posing to display his bulging brawn. And if you somehow missed Schock peeping out at you from the newsstands, you surely caught the reaction, summed up by Mario Cantone on ABC’s The View: “He’s in the closet. Come on, look at him!”

by Anonymousreply 5602/28/2015

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by Anonymousreply 5702/28/2015

"When the media—and, especially, the gay blogosphere—covers Aaron Schock, we’re doing a lot more than merely tracking the triumphs and travails of this flamboyant, beleaguered young congressman. Make no mistake: The reason we cover Schock so closely is because we think he is closeted, and we think it is obvious, and we think it is funny. It is breathtakingly easy to turn a pedestrian post about Schock’s misdeeds into a sly, wry collection of winks and double entendres. From the roster of gorgeous men he always has at his side to the endless stream of shirtless, polished pictures, Schock is at once a gay icon and a laughingstock."

by Anonymousreply 5802/28/2015

[quote]Schock is at once a gay icon and a laughingstock.

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by Anonymousreply 5902/28/2015

So why won't Itay out the journo friend who caught The Princess of Peoria dropping the soap in the shower with a friend?

THAT is the mystery.

THAT is the person who needs to come forward.

by Anonymousreply 6002/28/2015

[quote]"Schock is at once a gay icon and a laughingstock."

"Icon?" Whoever wrote that has got to be kidding. No fucking way. He is laughingstock -- all the way.

by Anonymousreply 6102/28/2015

Holy Boondoggle! The Blaze really shows off his adventuresome spirit. How much of our taxes are used to pay for his travels? How much are his corporate friends funding all this tripping?

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by Anonymousreply 6202/28/2015

THE INTERIOR DESIGNER!!!

Annie Brahler, 45, Owner & Phil Black, 46, Lead Carpenter, Euro Trash

Euro Trash offers the merchandise it imports wholesale, to the trade. Specializing in working with designers, and interiors shop owners, Euro Trash supplies carefully collected merchandise to the specifications of designers and professional buyers. Euro Trash ships its clients entire containers of merchandise directly procured for them in Europe as well as shipping single items and smaller shipments from the Euro Trash warehouse in the United States.

Euro Trash began as an import company devoted to the unearthing of forgotten treasures and objects of beauty all over Europe. At it’s inception, Euro Trash offered the unique, interesting and one-of-a-kind finds it imported to interiors shops and designer showrooms all across the United States. The company soon expanded to include a spectrum of other services to include residential interior design, residential design-build, commercial concept and interior design, custom carpentry, project management, event design and production, personal styling and editorial styling. Designer and company owner, Annie Brahler started the business with a deep appreciation for the breathtaking allure in the time-worn imperfections of the past. Annie became known for her signature style and her personal philosophy that everyone can and should live well. She was prompted to expand the business to include several design-related services after her advice and insight was sought after by many of the wholesale clients she served. Euro Trash imports everything from salvaged building materials to everything vintage and antique imaginable for the home and garden, and helps clients to develop a personal, one-of-a-kind aesthetic. The Euro Trash philosophy is rooted in a passion for living in a way that embraces and celebrates the the every day aspects of daily life and elevates the mundane to something wonderful. The belief that everyone should celebrate their own personal style, and that elegant living is a mindset, is what drives the entire Euro Trash team to bring that philosophy to life. Euro Trash maintains a shipping warehouse located on the Dutch border of Belgium, and a 50,000 square foot inventory warehouse in Illinois. The company’s own custom carpentry and fabrication work rooms are on the premises along with the design offices. With all elements of the company located in one building, concept development and design production is realized with fluidity. The company serves both the trade in wholesale markets, and private clients and takes on small projects with the same enthusiasm as it does large. Every member of the Euro Trash team shares the joy in a job well done, and delight in that moment when a client takes in what has been created for them and makes it their own. The European mindset that is at the very center of the Euro Trash aesthetic; beauty is here to be enjoyed, shared, and celebrated in every aspect of life. That mindset, coupled with a drive to inspire self expression is at the very heart of Euro Trash.

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by Anonymousreply 6302/28/2015

Bloods in the water!

Mom Dad I'm not gay but my office kinda is

Aaron Schock’s Downton Abbey Office Not Gay, Just Helping A Buddy Out

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by Anonymousreply 6402/28/2015

HER HOUSE!

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by Anonymousreply 6502/28/2015

Her costs in redoing the office:

"Annie Brahler Explains Aaron Schock’s Office Design"

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by Anonymousreply 6602/28/2015

We're really supposed to believe that woman was giving him $40k worth of decorating services for free? Bitch please. That is not the home of someone just breaking into the business.

by Anonymousreply 6702/28/2015

Politico reports, “In Aspen, Colorado, [Schock] stays at the Little Nell, a five-star resort near the ski slopes. In Las Vegas, he prefers the pricey Wynn hotel. While in Vail, Colorado, and San Francisco, it’s the Four Seasons. In Miami Beach, he’s sampled the Delano, Fontainebleau and the exclusive Soho Beach House. And in Beverly Hills, California, he’s tried both the Peninsula and the Beverly Wilshire.

On Jan. 31, 2014, Schock cut a check to the NFL for more than $10,000 to cover the cost of Super Bowl tickets. In April 2013, Schock spent $3,320 on tickets to the CMA Country Music Awards. Instead of holding fundraisers at golf courses — as dozens of other Republicans do — Schock insiders say he prefers sporting and music events.”

by Anonymousreply 6802/28/2015

Superbowl tickets? How…masculine of him.

by Anonymousreply 6902/28/2015

KILL IT!

"This is certainly the best scandal ever to involve Congress, Downton Abbey, and Katy Perry"

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by Anonymousreply 7002/28/2015

[quote]Superbowl tickets? How…masculine of him.

He cheered every time his team made a home run.

by Anonymousreply 7102/28/2015

Christ, can't he be a good little closeted empress and get caught with his hands down the front of some staffer's trousers or getting fucked/rimmed by a cheap rent boy?

by Anonymousreply 7202/28/2015

I will be very surprised if anything more than a slap on the wrist happens to him. He raises a ton of money for the Repugs, and his home district is happy as long as he keeps up his anti-gay voting record.

by Anonymousreply 7302/28/2015

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by Anonymousreply 7402/28/2015

In the article at R66 his designer claims all of the stuff in his office was dirt cheap, yet I read in another article that Aaron had claimed tens of thousands of dollars for office furnishings. So…what's up?

by Anonymousreply 7502/28/2015

Some of the stories are about expenses in his discrict offices back home. Others have talked about expenses for decorating his DC office in another House building when he first arrived there. You have to read carefully since they cover a variety of locations.

by Anonymousreply 7602/28/2015

[quote]In his latest trip to India, Schock met the country's prime minister and toured water sanitation projects. The trip, Aug. 24 to 29 and costing $6,214, was paid for by the Global Poverty Project.

Christ. The man has no shame.

by Anonymousreply 7702/28/2015

all he has to do is flex and u all melt. bitches

by Anonymousreply 7802/28/2015

[quote]all he has to do is flex and u all melt. bitches

I can only speak for myself, but there are men in my life whose attractiveness brings me great shame. This twinkie ain't one of them. He looks like he has "MATTEL" stamped on his ass.

by Anonymousreply 7902/28/2015

[quote]all he has to do is flex and u all melt. bitches

Gurl, please. Look how small she is standing next to Donald Trump. I like to be dominated, not the other way around.

by Anonymousreply 8002/28/2015

R79 I agree - he looks like a nerdy geek to me.

by Anonymousreply 8102/28/2015

He thinks he's butch.

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by Anonymousreply 8203/01/2015

Just how short of a short arse is that queen? Is he pocket size or Tyrion Lannister size?

by Anonymousreply 8303/01/2015

He's 5'7"...5'8" tops.

by Anonymousreply 8403/01/2015

[quote]all he has to do is flex and u all melt. bitches

Bitch, please. As if. He has [bold]zero[/bold] sex appeal. Plus, he always has that nasty, evil sneer plastered across his face.

by Anonymousreply 8503/01/2015

[quote]Plus, he always has that nasty, evil sneer plastered across his face.

That's his sniffing cookies sneer.

by Anonymousreply 8603/01/2015

He's another Jew for Hitler. There are so so so many in the gay community.

by Anonymousreply 8703/01/2015

[quote]there are men in my life whose attractiveness brings me great shame.

WTF does that even mean R79?

by Anonymousreply 8803/01/2015

I'm surprised Schock isn't paying for a beard.

by Anonymousreply 8903/01/2015

I wonder if his full-time photographer's wife ever gets lonely as her husband is traveling the world with Aaron & she's left sitting home alone in IL.

by Anonymousreply 9003/01/2015

"The trouble with Aaron Schock"

Rep. Aaron Schock's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week has turned into his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month.

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by Anonymousreply 9103/01/2015

It's a teensy scandal, as far as political scandals go, but since he's such an enormous dope and asshole, I'm glad he's stewing in it!

by Anonymousreply 9203/01/2015

Hope her hair falls out at the ROOT from all the stress.

by Anonymousreply 9303/01/2015

[quote]It's a teensy scandal,

The best part is that it's not just one. It's a bunch of teensy scandals and every week, a few more get added to the list.

by Anonymousreply 9403/01/2015

Death by a thousand cuts!

by Anonymousreply 9503/01/2015

Hot, if you're into Ken dolls.

by Anonymousreply 9603/01/2015

Aaron Schock Reportedly Spent Taxpayer Money on Private Flight to Bears Game

Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) bad month just got worse, as a new report alleges he used taxpayer money to attend a Chicago Bears game.

A report from the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet called attention to two trips last fall, one to Chicago for a Bears game and one to New York City for the Global Citizen Festival.

In November Schock chartered a plane to Peoria, and then at the last minute decided to use it to literally jet himself and several others to Chicago for the Bears game. The pilot was paid $10,000 for the weekend, expenses which, according to a House disbursement report, Schock had not reimbursed.

“That whole weekend was paid by the government,” the pilot said.

Meanwhile in a September trip to Gotham, Schock was a presenter at the Global Citizen Festival, to which his PAC purchased $3,000 worth of VIP tickets to the Global Citizen Festival. Schock has had ties to the GCF in the past, meeting with representatives from a mining and construction company on one of their planes last year. According to the Sun-Times, there is no record of Schock’s PAC reimbursing the House for the New York expenses.

Schock’s bad run of luck started with an article in the Washington Post about his Downton Abbey-inspired office decor, which quickly led to questions of who had paid for the decorations. He has since faced multiple charges of misappropriating public funds, and has hired a team of lawyers to conduct an audit of his office’s policies. In between, his communications director resigned due to racially-insensitive Facebook posts.

by Anonymousreply 9703/02/2015

[quote]the reaction, summed up by Mario Cantone on ABC’s The View: “He’s in the closet. Come on, look at him!”

I'm not much of a Mario Cantone fan but he is certainly doing the Lord's work here.

by Anonymousreply 9803/02/2015

This id the Republican version of Party Animal.

by Anonymousreply 9903/02/2015

Schock is an idiot. How did he possibly think he was going to get away with all this?

His use of taxpayers money is sloppy and silly.

by Anonymousreply 10003/02/2015

He's young and stupid. And in the closet. Lots of denial and immaturity going on with him.

Plus, he's a republican, so you automatically know there will be ethical issues with Schock's behaviors.

by Anonymousreply 10103/02/2015

This is news to us. He's a good guy, we'll just vote him in again.

by Anonymousreply 10203/02/2015

He had a really bad February. Now, the teensy scandals are erupting into March.

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[quote]Schock is an idiot. How did he possibly think he was going to get away with all this?

He has been getting away with this for years. Why not?

He must have stepped on someone's toes--like gay people who have finally tired of his hypocrisy; a future challenger for his seat--what has he done? Or, a spiteful ex!

by Anonymousreply 10403/02/2015

Where is he today? He didn't upload a picture of himself standing alongside Bibi. Did Jonathon fail to get a picutre?

by Anonymousreply 10503/03/2015

The behind-the-scenes story of how the ‘Downton Abbey’ Congressman got caught

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by Anonymousreply 10603/03/2015

He's a nasty little queen. I couldn't get the WaPo story at R106 to download without signing up to pay. Between Schock and the murdered lawyer, I guess I've used up my visitor status to the online stories.

by Anonymousreply 10703/03/2015

[quote]He's young and stupid. And in the closet. Lots of denial and immaturity going on with him.

R101 has it right.

by Anonymousreply 10803/03/2015

[quote]In November Schock chartered a plane to Peoria, and then at the last minute decided to use it to literally jet himself and several others to Chicago for the Bears game. The pilot was paid $10,000 for the weekend, expenses which, according to a House disbursement report, Schock had not reimbursed.

[quote]“That whole weekend was paid by the government,” the pilot said.

R97. Great post.

by Anonymousreply 10903/03/2015

[quote]He's young and stupid.

No honey, he's 34 and that's not young. He's been in politics for years. I'll agree with the stupid part. After all, he's a Republican. He's almost as stupid as the people who voted for him.

by Anonymousreply 11003/03/2015

For a member of Congress, he's the second youngest and that's young, especially compared to what he says is "an old crusty white guy."

Let's hope the Ethics Committee has a few of those crusty guys looking at his spending.

by Anonymousreply 11103/04/2015

@R97; Aaron Schock repays taxpayers after Sun-Times story on private plane trip to Bears game

He seems to only payback once he is caught...

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by Anonymousreply 11203/04/2015

So does that mean he'll probably win reelection, R112?

Is his district solidly red or does a Dem have a shot?

by Anonymousreply 11303/04/2015

While the Princess of Peoria likes rainbows, his district matches the walls of his Downton Abbey office decor.

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by Anonymousreply 11403/04/2015

[quote]Is his district solidly red or does a Dem have a shot?

The chatter is in its infancy...

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by Anonymousreply 11503/04/2015

Another:

Democratic Operatives Ratcheting Up Pressure on GOP Congressman Dem-aligned groups working behind the scenes to trip up Aaron Schock

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by Anonymousreply 11603/04/2015

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR: A number of his more casual backers seem rocked by claims about his activities that now include taxpayer dollars. And certainly few people in the district can identify with taking trips that involve dining with Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace or bringing interns to a Katy Perry concert. (Heck, most of us who had internships were happy the boss remembered our name!)

by Anonymousreply 11703/04/2015

SHIT!!!

How Aaron Schock's Big Spending Has Given Him Political Protection

Despite bad headlines and ethics trouble, observers say Schock may not face a primary, thanks partly to years of high-energy campaigning and fundraising for local Republicans.

Despite a string of allegations related to lavish spending and possible misuse of funds, the Illinois Republican looks likely to avoid a primary challenge thanks to a wall of support he has steadily built among local politicians by spreading around campaign cash.

Indeed, in his central Illinois district, where the GOP primary is the only election that matters, there's little chatter about anyone looking to run against him.

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by Anonymousreply 11803/05/2015

There is no such thing as bad publicity.

by Anonymousreply 11903/05/2015

Some of his lavish spending it going for legal fees these days. Those two lawyers that were added to his staff probably don't come cheap.

The newspapers still haven't noticed the hanky-panky going on with his trips to military academies to show off his hot little bod in academy swimming pools. You just know that he loves prancing around as Congressman Studly.

It's possible that a little thing like that could push things in another direction for the Princess of Peoria. Cavorting in academy locker rooms is just one degree of separation from Larry Craig's toe-tapping escapades.

by Anonymousreply 12003/05/2015

told you all he had to do was flex and all would be forgiven. see you guys melted over him. disgusting

by Anonymousreply 12103/05/2015

The Peoria Journal Star, ran an editorial last month — "Caviar congressman in meat-and-potatoes district?" — suggesting that Schock might not be the right fit for voters there.

by Anonymousreply 12203/05/2015

Where has this sudden windfall of cash come from? If he can now afford to pay back taxpayers in spite of his lavish lifestyle, why didn't he use his own cash in the first place? I think it's worth exploring where he's gotten nearly $50,000 to pay back the government.

by Anonymousreply 12303/05/2015

[quote]If he can now afford to pay back taxpayers in spite of his lavish lifestyle, why didn't he use his own cash in the first place?

(eyes widen in amazement) HONEY!!!! (LOL!!!)

by Anonymousreply 12403/05/2015

[quote]told you all he had to do was flex and all would be forgiven. see you guys melted over him. disgusting

Oh honey, you keep saying that like it actually means something.

by Anonymousreply 12503/05/2015

He can flex all he wants, it won't do anything to help those psychopathic shark eyes.

by Anonymousreply 12603/05/2015

So does Aaron Schock make his interns sign non disclose contracts?

by Anonymousreply 12703/05/2015

well r125 i guess hes outta the news. and all you rimember is how big his bis and triceps are from the flexxing. winner aaron. guess he showed u.. jealous bitches

by Anonymousreply 12803/06/2015

He's never sucked by big fat gay cock, but then again, I am going steady right now

by Anonymousreply 12903/06/2015

[quote]i guess hes outta the news.

Stop guessing. You're making a fool of yourself... again.

He was in the news this morning for spending campaign money for lavish meals on a posh vacation trip to a 5-star in India.

The Princess of Peoria had to hire a team of defense lawyers to come up with excuses for his spending.

by Anonymousreply 13003/06/2015

A spender's gonna spend!

by Anonymousreply 13103/06/2015

[quote] i guess hes outta the news. and all you rimember is how big his bis and triceps are from the flexxing. winner aaron. guess he showed u.. jealous bitches

You keep saying this same thing over and over again as if it means anything (and each time it is just an inarticulate as it was before).

No one has forgotten the Princess of Peoria and her lavish spending -- on the taxpayers' dime -- that caused the latest spate of notoriety. Plus, there are thousands of better-looking guys with far better bodies to admire. Schlock's body is adequate for a pocket gay, but -- in addition to being a hypocritical douche, a jerk, and a self-loathing jackass -- that smarmy, beady-eyed weasel face of his is huge turn off.

As new revelations come out, we will, most assuredly, discuss them in exquisite detail -- almost as exquisite as those dreadful peacock feathers.

by Anonymousreply 13203/06/2015

[quote] almost as exquisite as those dreadful peacock feathers.

PHEASANt feathers, puhleeeze

by Anonymousreply 13303/06/2015

R127 a 'non-disclosure' contract has no power whatsover if an intern or employee of Schock has evidence of Schock committing any crime or breaking any terms of his own employment as a Congressman.

No such agreement can legally prevent someone disclosing criminality or whistle-blowing on unethical behaviors.

by Anonymousreply 13403/06/2015

I can't stand these dreadful peasants who don't know the difference between a peacock and a pheasant.

by Anonymousreply 13503/06/2015

[quote]I can't stand these dreadful peasants who don't know the difference between a peacock and a pheasant.

Aaron Schock is a peacock.

David Blaine is a pheasant.

Danny Bonaduce is a partridge.

by Anonymousreply 13603/06/2015

Aaron Schock Is the Worst Collection of Millennial Stereotypes in Politics

Sorry, congressman, this story’s not over. Because there’s something notable buried in his habits, and in his initial belief that he could brush off initial ethics inquiries with “haters gonna hate.” And that notable thing is: though he’s widely considered the GOP’s secret weapon in attracting the nonpartisan swing demographic the party wants to retain, Aaron Schock is every awful, Boomer-created, millennial stereotype, distilled into a human being and elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Rep. Aaron Schock bills taxpayers for staffers’ weekend in New York

But a Sun-Times examination has revealed that most of the Schock staffers — who worked in Peoria or Washington — did almost no government work during their taxpayer-funded weekend in New York.

A Schock spokesman confirmed that at least 10 Schock House staffers were on the taxpayer-funded New York trip. Schock had 14 staffers on his House payroll at the end of last year, according to House disbursement records.

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by Anonymousreply 13803/09/2015

The rise and fall of Aaron Schock He was once the GOP's golden boy. Now, a spending scandal threatens his career — or worse.

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by Anonymousreply 13903/09/2015

He just keeps digging; I wonder where that 500 came from?

by Anonymousreply 14003/09/2015

So is he ever going to get thrown out?

by Anonymousreply 14103/09/2015

Out of the closet or out of Congress, R141?

by Anonymousreply 14203/09/2015

In the Politico article, he and the members of his staff appear to be nothing more than buffoons who are not quite ready for prime-time.

by Anonymousreply 14303/09/2015

A politician should never, ever, ever address legitimate criticism about his decorum by responding with “Haters gonna hate.”

This is a term exclusively reserved for struggling artists, high schoolers learning to deal with bullies and gain self-confidence, and animals riding see-saws. Frankly, no public figure subjected to serious criticism about their ethics should ever respond with the phrase “haters gonna hate”.

As a congressman, Schock should have realized that his life was no longer exclusively about the #schockbrand.

It’s the attitude that eventually got Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader, booted out by an upstart professor; and [bold]it’s the attitude currently ticking off the residents of Schock’s district.[/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 14403/09/2015

"Schock misreported payment for private flight"

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reported on federal campaign finance documents that he spent more than $3,000 on software on Nov. 14.

But in fact, the expenditure was part of the cost of flying in a software executive’s private plane to a Chicago Bears game and his district, the pilot and company executive said. Story Continued Below

Keith Siilats, the chief technology officer of Bytelogics, said in an interview that the $3,425 that the Schock Victory Fund reported spending with his company was really part of the cost for a ride on his airplane.

“This is for a flight,” Siilats said in a brief interview Monday. Asked if he has ever sold Schock software, Siilats said, “No, I never sold him software...

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by Anonymousreply 14503/10/2015

He's a dumb cluck

by Anonymousreply 14603/10/2015

What the article at R144 should remind us all is that one day Millenials such as Schock, who are concerned with taking selfies and getting stuff 'just because', are going to rule the world.

by Anonymousreply 14703/10/2015

[bold]So many euphemisms for such a small man

Aaron Schock Has Cute Nickname For Private Planes Now, Calls Them ‘Software’[/bold]

Our Aaron Schock thought the news on his fancy and questionable spending was going to stop, but he was wrong. The fetching congressman from Illinois has been known for many things lately, like having to pay the US Treasury back $30,000 in taxpayer and campaign funds, so that he could own his Downton Abbey office, instead of just using it because the taxpayers said it was cool.

Then of course, we learned that he was also using tax moneys to pay for his own personal Jonathon, who is svelte and handy with a camera, because all good boys need personal photographers. We don’t know what else Jonathon helps with, maybe filing but probably definitely not backrubs.

Now Aaron also gets to be known for spending tax and campaign moneys on private flights all over the place, probably with Jonathon in tow, to Chicago Bears games and to his district, part of which was reported in campaign finance docs as “software.”

Our guess is that, if this comes down to some sort of investigation, what they’re going to want to look for is some kind of Legend, some kind of Golden Key that unlocks what different line items on Schock’s budget ACTUALLY mean. For instance:

Toilet paper = Trip to Bali.

Printer cartridges = Dancing lessons in Argentina.

Jalapeño poppers for snacks = other kinds of poppers, for “snacks.”

Batman costume = Robin costume, clearly.

Personal photographer = Nice pictures of Aaron and NOTHING MORE.

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Politico also reports that Aaron will be going to South By Southwest this weekend, which is CLEARLY hot territory for connecting with the Republican base, oh yes, all those indie bands, they just want to hear about Reaganomics (it DID TOO work).

However, yr Wonkette would like to go to SXSW, so if you have an extra “press” seat on your “software,” we will be glad to “fill it” for you. We pinky swear not break any news about anything we might see, certainly not on Wonkette dot com.

by Anonymousreply 14903/10/2015

According to the Journal Star in Peoria, Ill., lawyer Mark Zalcman is planning to seek the GOP nomination for the 18th Congressional District seat Schock now holds.

Zalcman made a bid in the 2014 Republican primary for the state House seat long held by Republican Rep. David Leitch, but was removed from the ballot before the election following a challenge that determined he didn't have enough valid signatures on his candidate petitions.

“A little more time and a few more signatures are all we needed last time," Zalcman said in a statement Monday, the newspaper reports. "This time around we have plenty of time and a lot more experience, so getting (1,000) or so signatures required for this office is going to be no problem at all. This time the voters will decide, not the State Board of Elections.”

by Anonymousreply 15003/10/2015

R150, that is the real solution to Aaron Schock. He needs to be replaced by another Republican in his own district. No Democrat can unseat him and it seems like he is going to be allowed to buy his way out of his many ethics violations.

by Anonymousreply 15103/10/2015

Some totes adorbs fashions in green. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Aaron.

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[quote]it seems like he is going to be allowed to buy his way out of his many ethics violations.

Parhaps not. The way that additional violations show up week after week, it indicates that the investigations are going to continue. People aren't going to give up. One publication has already called for him to resign. Hopefully that will continue to build.

by Anonymousreply 15303/10/2015

Erick Erickson: Schock should resign

By KENDALL BREITMAN 3/10/15 8:34 AM EDT

The conservative editor-in-chief of Red State is calling for Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation amid a scandal involving the use of public and campaign funds.

“Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) has proven himself incapable of handling his own money, the money of his donors, and taxpayer money,” Erick Erickson wrote Tuesday on the conservative blog “Red State.” “He has lived excessively off the backs of taxpayers who must be reimbursed and off of donors to whom he is now a servant.”

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by Anonymousreply 15403/10/2015

OH!!!

Aaron Schock Should Find a Different Job

Politics shouldn’t be a ticket to a celebrity lifestyle on the public’s dime.

For a man who has enjoyed such a short and undistinguished career, Illinois’s Representative Aaron Schock (R.) has sure packed in a lot of corruption. In the last few years alone, Schock has contrived to spend $40,000 of taxpayers’ money redecorating his congressional office in the lavish style of television’s Downton Abbey; he has exhibited a penchant for taxpayer-financed luxury hotels and private aircraft that is flatly incompatible with both his conservative rhetoric and the political presumptions of a free nation; and, per Politico, he has “taken several trips abroad without following disclosure rules.” Politico revealed, moreover, that Schock had charged the American public $3,000 for “software on Nov. 14,” but that the expenditure was in fact “part of the cost of flying in a software executive’s private plane to a Chicago Bears game and his district.

” Let’s say it, aloud: Aaron Schock is a crook.

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by Anonymousreply 15503/10/2015

But such a cute crook.Nous pardonnons.

by Anonymousreply 15603/10/2015

The crooked little queen gets more and more attention every day.

by Anonymousreply 15703/10/2015

[bold]Aaron Schock may be toast: News keeps getting worse for embattled congressman

Drip-drip-drip of revelations continues to hit the GOPer -- who now has a primary challenger [/bold]

When the Washington Post’s Ben Terris published a Styles story on Illinois congressman Aaron Schock’s Downton Abbey-themed office last month, it initially came across as yet another tongue-in-cheek feature on the flamboyant congressman, a Crossfitting, Ariana Grande-befriending, impeccably attired 33-year-old whose public persona “is more about lifestyle and less about lawmaking,” as the New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg put it. One could hardly have predicted that Terris’ story on sconces and paint colors would catalyze the Republican rising star’s rapid unraveling, but that’s precisely what it did.

...

Federal law prohibits “knowing and willful” misrepresentation of official expenditures. Those two criminal defense attorneys Schock retained last month may soon find themselves very busy men indeed.

Amid mounting evidence of ethical improprieties, Schock’s political future is increasingly uncertain. He represents a solidly Republican Peoria-based district, so looking ahead to 2016, he is most vulnerable not in a general election, but against a GOP primary challenger. And Schock now has one: Attorney Mark Zalcman on Monday launched his bid for the GOP nomination, about one year before primary voters head to the polls. At this point, however, it’s an open question whether Schock will even make it that far.

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by Anonymousreply 15803/10/2015

Wait 'til this closeted douchebag Aaron Schock finally admits he's gay!!

Grab your popcorn, baby.

by Anonymousreply 15903/10/2015

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by Anonymousreply 16003/10/2015

GET HUR!!!

by Anonymousreply 16103/10/2015

It getting worse! It's now official!

Republican Plans To Challenge Aaron Schock, As Congressman's Ethics Troubles Pile On

In addition to a growing pile of ethics complaints, Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) is now facing a challenger from his own party for the 2016 election.

On Monday, Republican Mark Zalcman, an attorney based in Peoria, Illinois, announced he would challenge the 33-year-old representative for his seat in the state's 18th Congressional District.

“I don’t think he represents the values of the district very well," Zalcman told The Huffington Post by phone Tuesday. "People [in the 18th District] are strong Christians, people of faith; I think his recent troubles speak for themselves."

Zalcman isn't the only conservative heaping criticism on the once-rising star of the Republican party: On Tuesday, Erik Erickson, who edits the conservative blog Red State, and a staffer from the conservative National Review both called on Schock to resign.

....and of course DataLounge!

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by Anonymousreply 16203/10/2015

Maybe Mackinzie can get him work. I wonder how big Aaron is, below the turquoise. I'll bet he has nice underwear.

by Anonymousreply 16303/10/2015

I'm waiting for a Lifetime production based on this: "Red Handed and Turquoise Belted."

by Anonymousreply 16403/10/2015

[quote]“I don’t think he represents the values of the district very well," Zalcman told The Huffington Post by phone Tuesday. "People [in the 18th District] are strong Christians, people of faith…"

Not sure what being Christian has to do with anything?? I'm an atheist and I'm anti-corruption too.

by Anonymousreply 16503/10/2015

Mediaite is going after the Princess of Peoria again ---

According to some very high-profile conservatives, Rep. Aaron Schock, the congressman known for his penchant for Downton Abbey and abusing his position in Congress for the sake of some high-end swag, should resign immediately.

To recap, because this is a long story: once upon a time, a Washington Post reporter discovered that Schock’s office was lavishly decorated for free by an Illinois designer. After the media laughed at Schock’s ornate office, they realized Hey, wait, Congressmen shouldn’t be accepting $40,000 worth of free services, that goes against Congressional ethics laws — what else did he do? So they dug into his records — aided by Schock’s Instagram account, of all things — and discovered that Schock frequently accepted free services, gifts, and trips worth many thousands of dollars, and often failed to report them.

Moreover, he also billed his PAC and his congressional office thousands of dollars for extraordinarily frivolous things like “software” (read: a private jet to a Bears game), and “PAC fundraising” (read: tickets to a Katy Perry concert for his interns).

In short, Schock lived a celebrity lifestyle on taxpayer money — and this is something principled conservatives do not like.

More at link

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[quote]Rep. Aaron Schock, the congressman known for his penchant for Downton Abbey

What I find absolutely delightful is that he has been tagged with the whole Downton Abbey label -- and everything that goes along with it -- even though he claimed to never have watched the show. The Euro-Trash designer is the one who made the connection between her design and the series, but the Princess of Peoria got stuck with it.

Considering the mounting evidence of corruption, I doubt that he will survive this. If he is not indicted he will likely lose in a primary election. There's blood in the water and the sharks are already starting to circle. One way or the other this vapid little putz will be gone from office. I'm sure that pink gingham shirt will look just divine in federal prison.

by Anonymousreply 16703/10/2015

Schock, first elected in 2008, repaid the government $35,000 from his personal account to cover the cost of redecorating his House office in the style of TV’s Downton Abbey.

Since The Washington Post first reported on Schock’s office renovations, USA TODAY and other news organizations have reviewed the congressman’s spending in his official government and campaign accounts. USA TODAY reported Schock spent more than $100,000 from his taxpayer-funded account on a variety of office renovations and that his use of private jets may have violated House rules and federal law.

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[quote]I'm sure that pink gingham shirt will look just divine in federal prison.

It isn't pink! It's Fuschia and Pale Lilac.

by Anonymousreply 16903/10/2015

Aaron's gonna break some hearts & cause some fights in the slammer. All will want him, but only the alpha will have him.

by Anonymousreply 17003/10/2015

When he is outed, we're going to have to wear his shame.

by Anonymousreply 17103/10/2015

[quote]What I find absolutely delightful is that he has been tagged with the whole Downton Abbey label -- and everything that goes along with it -- even though he claimed to never have watched the show.

He made that claim but I don't believe him. He's a liar and a crook. And a pathetic closet case.

by Anonymousreply 17203/10/2015

Rep. Aaron Schock is thief. He's a no-good corrupt piece of shit who took advantage of his office and the taxpayers at every turn.

So Aaron, let's see you post a few more Instagram pics of you looking sad, nervous, indicted, scared and trembling.

And all you had to do was come out of the closet and be at peace with yourself. But you chose to be criminal. I hope you go to jail.

by Anonymousreply 17303/10/2015

[quote]Aaron, let's see you post a few more Instagram pics of you looking sad, nervous, indicted, scared and trembling.

Psychopaths don't feel those things.

by Anonymousreply 17403/10/2015

It won't be so bad for the Congressman if he looses. We hear Don Burns is looking for a new houseboy.

by Anonymousreply 17503/10/2015

It's a Republican House. Do you really think they'll burn one of their own? I doubt the people in Peoria are following any of this.

by Anonymousreply 17603/10/2015

Who does he think he's appealing to on Instagram? Not the gays, obviously. Not women, for sure. So…? I'm stumped. Who does he think he's impressing? What's it all for?

by Anonymousreply 17703/10/2015

Love it, R45 hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 17803/10/2015

R178. Aaron Schock is a closeted gay man who is a narcissist. He's doing for himself. He's a conceited bastard who is also a thief.

He hired a personal photographer to follow him around.

by Anonymousreply 17903/10/2015

The personal photographer is cute. I wonder what his taxpayer-funded salary is.

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by Anonymousreply 18003/10/2015

There's a video where he talks about how much he hates gay people and how gay marriage is horrible. Anyone have the YouTube link?

by Anonymousreply 18103/10/2015

Here's one.

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by Anonymousreply 18203/10/2015

The latest info is that Jonathon's salary is $70k (after his recent raise) + $29k paid to his studio...whatever that means. Oh, plus free travel.

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by Anonymousreply 18403/10/2015

He'll get a very lucrative book deal from this and possibly a media gig. Kind of a no-lose situation.

by Anonymousreply 18503/10/2015

Any pics of the very well-paid intern, Anthony DeThomas?

by Anonymousreply 18603/10/2015

Sorry, I should have done a search. Cute intern.

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by Anonymousreply 18703/10/2015

He really fucking hates us. Why?

by Anonymousreply 18803/10/2015

The highly paid intern, Anthony DeThomas.

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by Anonymousreply 18903/10/2015

A comment from Erick Erickson's editorial in R154's link. Me thinks the commenter underestimates "the LGBT community."

[quote] This is just the tip of the iceberg. I'll even go so far as to predict, Schock himself, to save what he see's as entitlement and superiority, will in the very end, stand with that snarky smirk on his face and admit his homosexuality and use it to defend himself and attack his accusers. The LGBT community will then rally around him, Republicans and Democrats alike, as will the media, will put so much distance between themselves and this story and in the end, all will be singing Schocks praises.

by Anonymousreply 19003/10/2015

Any gay person who would rally around or defend him needs a vicious face slapping. We need to set aside his record on gay issues and not care whether or not he's gay. He's a fucking crook, and that's what needs to be exposed. Anyone he's replaced with in shithole Peoria is going to have the same thoughts and record on gay issues, so it won't matter. But at least have people in politics not treat it like winning the lottery.

by Anonymousreply 19103/11/2015

LOL!!! She's getting upset now!

Aaron Schock complains about being singled out for scrutiny

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by Anonymousreply 19203/11/2015

But Mommmm!!! Everyone's doing it!!!

by Anonymousreply 19303/11/2015

We don't know the exact kind of government work that the well-paid Anthony DeThomas does in Schock's office, but if a young guy is working for Schock, it's easy to figure that he has a big dick.

by Anonymousreply 19403/11/2015

R193. Dear Miss Schock: Boo fucking hoo.

by Anonymousreply 19503/11/2015

Schock recently announced that he hired lawyers to conduct an internal audit of his spending.

Last Friday, he announced that he hired outside firms to oversee spending and reporting.

No doubt the outside firms are experts at covering up the graft that the lawyers will find during the "internal audit."

by Anonymousreply 19603/11/2015

Who pays for those lawyers? I hope this bankrupts Missy Schock.

by Anonymousreply 19703/11/2015

$$$ Schock + $18K Intern R190 + $100K Personal Photographer R181

Threesomes. I wonder if they happened.

by Anonymousreply 19803/11/2015

The "unpaid" intern made $18K??

What a great employer!! Was he paid to play?

by Anonymousreply 19903/11/2015

He gets $2K per inch.

by Anonymousreply 20003/11/2015

[quote]He'll get a very lucrative book deal

Really? A congressman from Peoria gets "a very lucrative book deal?" On what planet? A closet case with rampant ethics violations? What would he write about? What would any publishing company see in it? WTF are you babbling about?

by Anonymousreply 20103/11/2015

He deserves his own episode of American Greed.

by Anonymousreply 20203/11/2015

It doesn't seem politically advantageous for Schock to suggest that reporters look into other members of Congress for questionable spending. Shouldn't he be calling in all the favors he's got and making that fundraising capital he's supposedly engendered work for him in a time of need?

He seems either profoundly stupid, arrogantly invincible to the same rules as the rest of humanity or, possibly, both.

by Anonymousreply 20303/11/2015

"Corruption is WRONG…unless I can be part of it."

-Aaron Schock

by Anonymousreply 20403/11/2015

Miss Schock

insists

that all her interns

wear a

Jock.

by Anonymousreply 20503/11/2015

Let's hope he discovers the power of haters who are indeed gonna hate.

If I were a crusty old Republican, I would hate for the helium-heeled Celebresentative from Peoria to go on embodying Congressional greed and mis-spending.

by Anonymousreply 20603/11/2015

Aaron Schock has suddenly become really boring on Instagram

Say goodbye to the shirtless ziplining posts. In the past month, Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-Ill.) Instagram account has become incredibly boring.

It's to be expected. Schock's notorious Instagram was used against him by the Associated Press, which tracked his travels on donor aircraft through his posts to report out a story on his lavish travel; at a hastily announced, last-minute news conference in Illinois last week, Schock said his photos "can create the misimpression of being out of touch." (You think?)

Can anybody identify the watch he is wearing?

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And yet his full-time Instagram photographer just got a massive pay raise. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 20803/11/2015

Aaron and Jonathon, with J-thon wearing a jacket borrowed from his short boss.

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[quote]It doesn't seem politically advantageous for Schock to suggest that reporters look into other members of Congress for questionable spending.

I thought the same thing! The stupidest defense: "well if you look into it, they're all doing it..."

Now the crusty old men are REALLY gonna be pissed at him!

Could they have added fuel to the investigative fire already after his blabbermouth started talking too much?

by Anonymousreply 21003/11/2015

Sorry kid, but it seems you're not cut out for this business. And politics is more than business; it's war, as Hillary would tell you. You just don't have a magic Tide pen to make the stains go away...

by Anonymousreply 21103/11/2015

Aaron Schock Sure Knew About Congressional Ethics Rules When He Judged Top Chef

Top Chef???

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by Anonymousreply 21203/11/2015

Why is everybody always picking on me?

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by Anonymousreply 21303/11/2015

Those other Congressmen must be pissed at him for being so visible with everything. He's gonna blow the lid off & ruin the fun for everyone. He may not be crusty, but he sure is squeaky.

by Anonymousreply 21403/11/2015

I'm amused that he's bellyaching, but not surprised. Are his constituents dumb enough to be taken in by it?

He has some awfully tolerant folks in his district. What does he deliver to them, more personally than just another tax break for wealthy individuals, that makes him so appealing and attractive that they are willing to overlook that he his a cloying wannabe?

I'm even more amazed that Republican constituents are just sooo forgiving, that they do not care about semen samples on random upholstery in his Peoria office, his Downton Abbey lair, and those private jets he's so fond of.

They just do not care, do they?! Hmphf!

by Anonymousreply 21503/11/2015

R213, I read that article and I. Can't. Even...

by Anonymousreply 21603/11/2015

Fucking faggot.

by Anonymousreply 21703/11/2015

Aaron Schock avoids answering questions about spending

Washington (CNN)Congressman Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, RAN away from questions Wednesday concerning reports that he's used taxpayer money to fund lavish trips and events, as the controversy surrounding the Illinois Republican's spending habits continues to build.

Asked by CNN's Drew Griffin to explain "the lavish lifestyle you have been leading on the backs of taxpayers and political donors," Schock gave a meandering non-response, refusing to answer questions on the controversy until an internal review is completed.

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I've got his "internal review" right here baby....

by Anonymousreply 21903/12/2015

He's toast. When even the National Review calls for your resignation, time is up.

But he'll bounce back. His type always does. I'm expecting to see him out partying with Don and Mackinzie. Not that he's quite their class.

by Anonymousreply 22003/12/2015

[quote]I'm even more amazed that Republican constituents are just sooo forgiving

Do they not know that he's a closet case that's been jerking off to photos of Tom Daley?

by Anonymousreply 22103/12/2015

You'd think Aaron Schock would have been more careful with his Instagram account. It was only about a year ago when he got into trouble because he was following Tom Daley on Instagram.

Josh Barro, who writes for Business Insider, was the person who exposed Schock's crush on Tom Daley.

Here's the tweet from last year. A number of people, including Dan Savage, responded:

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Are his constituents forgiving, or is he just another product of ballot fixing? He's a corporate 'yes man', and they'll decide if he's become too much of a liability. In this case, they might because this much negative attention starts bringing out too much information. His mistake, and what will hopefully bring out his downfall, is his cockiness and cavalier attitude about his spending. Just change his name to Aaron Antoinette, le Madame Deficit.

by Anonymousreply 22303/12/2015

MOVIES!!!

"Lawmaker under fire for lavish life"

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[quote]Those other Congressmen must be pissed at him for being so visible with everything. He's gonna blow the lid off & ruin the fun for everyone. He may not be crusty, but he sure is squeaky.

That would be incredible. Schock does seem to be the type to take everyone down with him.

by Anonymousreply 22503/12/2015

FYI...

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From r227 (...Maryyy!!)

[quote]Senior Adviser: Ben Cole

Time to update

by Anonymousreply 22703/12/2015

Ben Cole was recently spotted in a sling at the Crew Club in D.C.

by Anonymousreply 22803/12/2015

[quote]Ben Cole was recently spotted in a sling at the Crew Club in D.C.

Do they allow the rookie busboys to take breaks on the sling?

by Anonymousreply 22903/12/2015

Okay... if more comes out and bad report comes through, she's done:

Rep. Aaron Schock: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Rep. Aaron Schock says he’s not going to step down from Congress, as he faces scrutiny over his use of taxpayer and campaign money.

The Illinois Republican rebuffed calls by National Review and Red State to resign, according to a report by the Journal Star in Peoria.

“I would simply say these are the same groups who have called on John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to step down,” said Schock, referring to the top GOP leaders in Congress. “So they’re people who fundamentally have never supported me and probably won’t ever support me — and, unfortunately for them, I’m not going anywhere.”

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[quote]unfortunately for them, I’m not going anywhere.”

That would be unfortunate for all the taxpayers who have been footing the bills for his posh travels around the globe.

by Anonymousreply 23103/12/2015

If voters are content with his misspending, then I guess they'll say so during the next election. And you get what you vote for.

by Anonymousreply 23203/12/2015

::BREAKING:::

Another violation. He took the photographer with me on trip to India and did not disclose.

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* him. Took photographer with him!

by Anonymousreply 23403/12/2015

My favorite part of the CNN article:

[quote]It is unclear if that payment was for the services rendered in India

Snicker

by Anonymousreply 23503/12/2015

Wow. This new one is really big. Doesn't that mean he knowingly falsified expense and travel reports? That's definitely not good.

They were, quite OBVIOUSLY, fucking the entire time.

by Anonymousreply 23603/12/2015

Any comment from Jonathon's wife?

by Anonymousreply 23703/12/2015

He was allowed to take a staff member on that August trip, but Jonathon Link was not on Aaron's staff until September.

No doubt Jonathon had to pass a few special exams in the posh hotel where they stayed. After he measured up to what was expected of him, he was added to the staff following the India trip.

Every day there's a new thing to add to the problems of the Princess of Peoria.

by Anonymousreply 23803/12/2015

Is the teflon starting to wear off his shiny, designer suit?

by Anonymousreply 23903/12/2015

Schock never disclosed that Link accompanied him on the trip, according to a review of public records.

Members are allowed to accept money from private sources for some travel as long as they disclose it, and they also are required by law to disclose in writing when someone accompanies them on a trip paid for by an outside organization.

Members have to seek a waiver from the Ethics Committee to bring someone other than a staffer or family member.

Otherwise, they must pay for the companion's trip out of pocket.

by Anonymousreply 24003/12/2015

Either she's aged 10 years or the human suit is unravelling to reveal what one always suspected... the Lizard People have grasped power.

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A disclosure form filed by the Princess of Peoria after his return gives no indication that he was accompanied by the well-endowed Jonathon.

The Global Poverty Project paid $5,000 for travel, $525 for lodging, $300 for meals, $289 for travel insurance and $100 for ground transportation for travel for the closeted Congressman. The trip took place August 24-29, with a round trip flight from Chicago to New Delhi and a visit to Mumbai, as well.

The Global Poverty Project separately paid some $4,000 to fly the well-endowed Jonathon from Dallas to New Delhi, and lodge and feed him, according to the group's spokesman.

by Anonymousreply 24203/12/2015

I think that THIS one does him in. Will he resign? We need a bit more, but this one is going to stick. He'll be cancelling appointments on his calendar for tomorrow and next week.

So.... like, where's the PR firm?

by Anonymousreply 24303/12/2015

And let the newswires begin!

Another Bad Trip for SchockHe took a non-staffer on an official trip to India, and didn't disclose it. BY DANIEL NEWHAUSER

March 12, 2015 Add another trip to Rep. Aaron Schock's list of potential headaches.

Schock appears to have improperly accepted money from an outside group to cover travel expenses for a companion on a trip to India and failed to disclose it in a possible violation of House rules, according to a National Journal review of public records.

Schock traveled to India on official business in August 2014, a trip during which he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Global Poverty Project, an advocacy organization that seeks to alleviate extreme poverty internationally, footed the bill, according to a spokesman for the group.

But Schock's photographer and videographer, Jonathon Link, traveled with him on the trip, which was well-documented on Schock's Instagram account. The organization offered to pay for the costs of one staffer to accompany Schock as long as the staffer flew economy class, according to the spokesman. Another aide was originally going to come, but the organization noted they were looking for a photographer, and Schock suggested Link, with whom he has worked in the past, the spokesman said. The photos Link took were made available to both Schock and the Global Poverty Project.

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by Anonymousreply 24403/12/2015

[quote]Link, a former Dallas-area wedding photographer, did not return a call seeking comment.

FORMER???

by Anonymousreply 24503/12/2015

[quote]Schock suggested Link, with whom he has worked in the past.

I'll bet. Well, honey, they don't call it a blow-[bold]job[/bold] for nothing.

by Anonymousreply 24603/12/2015

Conservatives to Aaron Schock: Don't Let the Door Hit You

"He has lived a life as a celebrity in a city that more and more craves celebrity over competence in office," wrote Erickson. "His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of the purse in the House of Representatives, which remains the chief power of the House. He should resign."

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by Anonymousreply 24703/12/2015

Aww, I have to admit, that I will miss our beloved cockgobbler when she's eventually forced out of office. I hope she gets a reality show from fellow heterosexualist Ryan Secrest, so we can continue to follow her exploits

by Anonymousreply 24803/12/2015

Love and Happiness

Love and happiness (Love and happiness) Make you do right Love'll make you do wrong Make you come home early Make you stay out all night long

...or, at least get you in trouble for hiding free trips to India.

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by Anonymousreply 24903/12/2015

[quote]I take my marching orders from the 750,000 people in the 18th District, who spoke rather loudly a few months ago

You don't march, bitch, you prance, [italic]you prance[/italic]!

by Anonymousreply 25003/12/2015

The TowelRoad girls have picked it up:

p. Aaron Schock (R-IL) has come under scrutiny again for bringing Jonathon Link, a photographer and videographer, on an official trip to India paid for by The Global Poverty Project, a private advocacy organization, the National Journal reports.

LinkUnder House rules, according to the NJ, a member of Congress can "accept private money for a companion's travel expenses only if the companion is a staffer, spouse or child. Link was none of those; he didn't appear on Schock's official or campaign payroll until September 2014."

The NJ adds:

The organization offered to pay for the costs of one staffer to accompany Schock as long as the staffer flew economy class, according to the spokesman. Another aide was originally going to come, but the organization noted they were looking for a photographer, and Schock suggested Link, with whom he has worked in the past, the spokesman said. The photos Link took were made available to both Schock and the Global Poverty Project.

Schock never disclosed that Link went on the trip, which is required by law.

The Blue Nation Review reported on Link and the India trip last week.

It also reported on unusual fees paid late in 2014, some of which went to Schock's 'personal photographer':

After voting to freeze salaries for federal workers all the way through 2015 and opposing any minimum wage increases, Congressman Aaron Schock quietly gave huge pay raises and/or bonuses to most of the staff members in his taxpayer-funded office during the last three months of 2014, according to Congressional expenditure reports examined by Blue Nation Review....

...Jonathon Link, Schock’s full time personal photographer, started September 1 and was paid $4,166 for that month, which translates to an annual salary of about $50,000. In the final three months of the year, he was paid $17,500, which translates to an annual salary of about $70,000. In addition to his congressional salary, Link’s photography studio was paid more than $29,000 during the final three months of the year for “Web Dev Hst, Email and Rltd Serv.” Schock’s office also paid “Web Dev Hst, Email and Rltd Serv” through Fireside21—a company that charges just a few hundred dollars per month and actually specializes in web development, hosting, email, and related services for Congressional offices. Was Link double-dipping?

Schock on Wednesday shook off a CNN reporter asking him to explain his "lavish lifestyle."

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Of course he's 'former', R247. Two-bit Dallas photographer gets paid to be Schock's mistress. What are you gonna do?

by Anonymousreply 25203/12/2015

I still want to know how many rooms he's booking whilst on these trysts. Is that too much to ask??

by Anonymousreply 25303/12/2015

[quote]The congressman traveled to India last August 24-29 on a trip sponsored by the Global Poverty Project, an international anti-poverty group.

There is something revolting about someone who lives a life of such conspicuous consumption being involved with an organization like this.

by Anonymousreply 25403/12/2015

The well-endowed Jonathon Link probably went on the India trip as an "audition" for [italic]getting on the Schock staff[/italic] full-time, if you catch my drift.

by Anonymousreply 25503/12/2015

Shut the fuck up R256!

Nothing beats Instagram selfies with poor people...

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Especially photographs of you taken by your personal flown-in photographer of you taking selfies with poor people!

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by Anonymousreply 25703/12/2015

I wonder where Link lives? Does he have his own place in DC?

by Anonymousreply 25803/12/2015

"Jonathon! Make sure you get this shot of me taking a selfie with these dirt children!"

by Anonymousreply 25903/12/2015

Link is from Texas, I believe…where his wife sits home alone as her husband jet-sets around the globe with Ms. Schock.

by Anonymousreply 26003/12/2015

[quote]Nothing beats Instagram selfies with poor people...

Oh please! He was just visiting the factory that makes his turqoise belts!

by Anonymousreply 26103/12/2015

What about the cute intern who got PAID? Hot threesome. Very hot. I see spitroasting with the pocket gay in the middle, so the other two can make out while pumping.

by Anonymousreply 26203/12/2015

He & his staff clearly have a bro pact. Aaron has his career to protect and his staffers have their sham marriages.

by Anonymousreply 26303/12/2015

"The Arrogance of Power" by William Fulbright. It needs updating with descriptions of the arrogance of this queenie little runt.

by Anonymousreply 26403/12/2015

[quote] He & his staff clearly have a ho pact.

There, I fixed it for you.

by Anonymousreply 26503/12/2015

The staff

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"It's not gay if you're married to a woman and I'm a republican!"

-Aaron, face down ass up

by Anonymousreply 26703/12/2015

OMG, R268 - now we know what happened to the nerd herd.

by Anonymousreply 26803/12/2015

OMG: that photo is beyond satire. All the stereotypes are there.

The office cupcake queen who aches to be liked.

The girl not pretty enough to be prom queen but scoring her frat boy castoffs.

The gay (but I'm not gay) hit-with-the-ugly-stick bitter fuddy duddy.

And on it goes.

by Anonymousreply 26903/12/2015

And ms.Schock has to be front and center of course.

by Anonymousreply 27003/12/2015

That's a really old picture…I'm sure most of those staffers have since been replaced with younger, hotter ones.

by Anonymousreply 27103/12/2015

All in pink socks!

by Anonymousreply 27203/12/2015

The pink socks were for a women's cancer awareness campaign.

Is the guy next to Schock, the one who got fired for being racist?

by Anonymousreply 27303/12/2015

...I can handle the socks

by Anonymousreply 27403/12/2015

Any pictures of the interior design of the home he sold? I can't imagine he didn't try to get some media coverage, like Architectural Digest.

by Anonymousreply 27503/12/2015

Girl, please.

by Anonymousreply 27603/12/2015

He should quit politics and get a second career as a travel channel host. He loves to travel (on someone else's dime) and enjoys the good life. He has a face for television.

by Anonymousreply 27703/12/2015

Ruh roh

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If his young, virile male staff members are all indeed straight (pssh! yea right) then they must be absolutely mortified with all of the recent press about them. At this point if you work for Schock you're pretty much assumed gay by association. Bet they didn't foresee all this media scrutiny when they accepted their jobs. No wonder Schock had to give them all massive raises!

by Anonymousreply 27903/12/2015

Ten Reasons Why We Would Want Aaron Schock To Come Out–Or Maybe Not Come Out

Aaron Schock had a no-good, terrible, very bad week last week. Of course, for Schock, any week where he is in the news is generally unwelcome because it raises all those pesky questions about, well, you know.

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I wouldn't want to claim him, R282. If he is gay, given his record, he deserves absolutely no support. He sold his soul to take free trips and for photo ops, so he can go fuck himself. He's the lowest form of life on earth.

by Anonymousreply 28103/13/2015

How many other members of Congress have personal photographers?

by Anonymousreply 28203/13/2015

[quote]How many other members of Congress have personal photographers?

And why?

by Anonymousreply 28303/13/2015

Spoke to a student from Peoria who referred to him as a great guy two years ago. She hates him and makes sure her family gets every news clip on him. Says the folks do not like being represented by a laughingstock.

Apparently, he's deeply offended by the poor getting government freebies. That's a perquisite of the rich.

"Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) today sent letters to the incoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro and HUD Inspector General David Montoya regarding oversight of a new supervoucher program at the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). According to a report released over the weekend by Crain’s Chicago Business, some families are receiving taxpayer-funded CHA ‘supervouchers’ to rent in the city’s priciest, most exclusive high-rise communities, some of which include concierge and dog-grooming services.

by Anonymousreply 28403/13/2015

[quote]She hates him and makes sure her family gets every news clip on him. Says the folks do not like being represented by a laughingstock.

Make sure you forward to her this DataLounge link!

by Anonymousreply 28503/13/2015

[quote] Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) today sent letters to the incoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro

I know I'm sick, but I'd love to see that hot Julian Castro hate-fuck little Aaron's lily white ass with his big Latino dick

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Chicago Sun-Times:

Aaron Schock Benefited from Donor Projects

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by Anonymousreply 28703/13/2015

If Aaron Schock's apparently so well off, why does he need the government to comp his lifestyle?

And how fucking brazen is it to basically have the government pay to have your fuck buddy accompany you to India and take pictures of you taking selfies with impoverished children?

He is really disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 28803/13/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's fall to earth

Rep. Aaron Schock has become a regular homebody since reporters starting asking about his travels. Just look at his Instagram account. Instead of parasailing in the Andes or mugging for a group selfie aboard a boat in the Aegean Sea, the congressman is pictured speaking to eighth-graders at Mark Bills Middle School in Peoria and touring the assembly line at a Bloomington brewery. Instead of tangoing in the streets of Buenos Aires, he's been geo-tagged at the American Legion hall in Bartonville, at Caterpillar Inc. headquarters in Peoria and at a Catholic middle school in Peoria Heights.

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Always disable your microphone this way: Control Panel->Sound->Recording, then right-click and disable the Microphone device. Any other way like quick buttons, etc will not work. The NSA and DEA like to listen in on you quite often. You can test it by speaking and watching the little green bar movements.

by Anonymousreply 29003/13/2015

The NSA/DEA likes to use the following network adapters to hack into your computer: Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter, Microsoft ISATAP Adapter, and Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter. Go to Device Manager->View->Show Hidden Devices, then go down to Network Adapters. You can right-click and either disable or uninstall these adapters. I choose to uninstall them. You can always get them back by rebooting.

by Anonymousreply 29103/13/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock's apparently so well off, why does he need the government to comp his lifestyle?

He's well off because corporations and wealthy people are funding his posh lifestyle.

by Anonymousreply 29203/13/2015

R292/R293 = Aaron's IT support intern

by Anonymousreply 29303/13/2015

It is absolutely ludicrous that a congressman employs a personal photographer. It's just absurd. And he flies him all over the world to photograph him for something called "the poverty project."

Yeah, he's a real Bobby Kennedy, highlighting "poverty" by jet setting around the world with a private photographer and an impeccable wardrobe. Meanwhile back home he's cutting every social program there is, as well as PBS. I guess his lordship streams Downton illegally so why keep PBS afloat when there are taxes on the wealthy to be cut?

He really does think quite highly of himself, doesn't he? What a jackass. Amazing that the people of Peoria aren't calling for his head. The whole gayer-than-Christmas sideshow barely needs mentioning. The man is a buffoon, but I guess that's what they like in Peoria.

by Anonymousreply 29403/13/2015

The Princess of Peoria has disclosed personal wealth estimated at between $1 million and $2 million, mostly in real estate holdings. He has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors.

You may recall the huge amount that a campaign contributor paid to buy a house from Schock. There's more to that story. The house was built and financed by Schock donors.

The short statured, closeted congressman, sometimes seen half nude at the USAF Academy and West Point, owns a stake in a Peoria apartment complex involving other contributors to his campaigns.

by Anonymousreply 29503/13/2015

An example needs to be made here of Schock. This is why the American political system is going to shit, because of politicians like him taking advantage of the system. Of course, he doesn't care about his constituents or social security...he's getting made for life with campaign and donor contributions. With that kind of money, who needs to worry about retirement? Not him with his "real estate (ahem donor-bought) portfolios, so therefore it's not an issue.

He's a corporate lackey and it doesn't mean jackshit he was one of the youngest congressmen to be elected. He was in a no name district and had a personal photographer? There's a huge red flag. He traveled the world and didn't report it? Another red flag. The house sold for 400% profit? Another red flag. The Katy Perry tickets and NYC trips...he's done. JAIL TIME, like the former IL governor.

by Anonymousreply 29603/13/2015

[quote]JAIL TIME, like the former IL governor.

That would be perfect in so many ways.

by Anonymousreply 29703/13/2015

I hope he gets caught in a gay scandal first (video or pics), and then goes to jail. Oooooo would he have fun there!!!! "Boyz, I hear there's a faggot crook congressman downstairs who loves to take it..."

by Anonymousreply 29803/13/2015

"If Aaron Schock's apparently so well off, why does he need the government to comp his lifestyle?"

Rich Person's Entitlement Syndrome.

Trying to recall the name of the TN congressman who put forth a bill that cut food stamp benefits but retained government farm subsidies, which he himself received. Pure greed.

by Anonymousreply 29903/13/2015

R300, I actually think this whole thing trumps any sort of gay scandal. These are potentially federal level crimes, not a leaked Grindr account.

And if it's proven that he knowingly mis-reported his travel expenses, that's going to be jail time.

I mean, look what happened to the McDonnells.

by Anonymousreply 30003/13/2015

He cannot seriously get away with this, can he? You can't go "Oops, my mistake" and repay you owe, only because he was caught.

I want to see his smug ass fall hard, so that any career is just not possible. Who is he kidding? He's no businessman or real estate guru. He's a kiss ass middle-class wannabe rich robber baron politician.

by Anonymousreply 30103/13/2015

How could he possibly go back to live in Peoria now that he's seen the world?

by Anonymousreply 30203/13/2015

What kind of advocacy organization thinks they can help alleviate global poverty by sending a guy like AS on an all-expenses paid junket? This is either poor judgment or just plain crooked, take your pick. Since the Global Poverty Project's partners include Caterpillar, Citibank, Clear Channel and Forbes, I'm inclined to think the whole thing is bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 30303/13/2015

A massage to India

Aaron Schock Snuck Hot Male Personal Photographer On India Trip, How Romantic!

We reported several weeks ago that Aaron had hired his own personal “Jonathon,” in the form of Jonathon Link, a sexy “personal photographer” in possession of Gay Face, whose myriad services are ABSOLUTELY necessary to the work of being America’s Top Heterosexual Congressman. Jonathon goes everywhere with him, takes all his pictures, and we don’t know what other “duties” he has, but we’re pretty sure they don’t include romantic candlelit massages, unless they do.

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According to the disclosure form, the part filled out by Aaron's office claims $5000 for transportation. On the part filled out by Global Poverty Project, transportation expenses were $6000. OK, that could be a typo, I suppose.

But based on a cursory check on Expedia, a round trip coach ticket from Chicago to Delhi is about $1000. But a Business Class ticket is about...$6000. Bingo.

So it looks like Miss Schock flew in Business Class, but poor Jonathon had to fly in (gasp!) Coach?

I've flown all over the world , and Business Class is way better than Coach. I get it.

But something like flying in Business Class on a trip paid for by the World Poverty Project for the specific purpose of touring World Poverty Project sites seems to be the height of arrogance.

And, of course, nothing will do but a Grand Hyatt bed for the Peoria Princess to put her precious head upon. (Although I know firsthand a Grand Hyatt pillow is perfect for biting).

by Anonymousreply 30503/13/2015

Does #AaronSchock put the money on the nightstand or take the money off the nightstand from/for his donors? #ritchierichincongress

by Anonymousreply 30603/13/2015

I'm a public affairs specialist in the National Guard, and I work with state and Congressional delegations on a regular basis. While I've seen U.S. Senators have interns take pictures of them at events, they don't have personal photographers.

Who the fuck spends thousands of dollars to hire a photographer to take pictures of them taking selfies?

by Anonymousreply 30703/13/2015

R309, I think the answer is "a young politician who understands the importance of social media." Now that may be more accurately written as "... understands the importance of social medial, but not the pitfalls...", but I think Schock does understand what will be necessary for future politicians.

by Anonymousreply 30803/13/2015

A cute little puff piece from conservative "The Daily Caller" (fellow closet queen Tucker Carlson's website):

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[quote]Who the fuck spends thousands of dollars to hire a photographer to take pictures of them taking selfies?

Narcissistic sociopaths?

by Anonymousreply 31003/13/2015

[quote]Who the fuck spends thousands of dollars to hire a photographer to take pictures of them taking selfies?

He's not really a photographer.

He's a whore, darlin'

by Anonymousreply 31103/13/2015

[quote]A cute little puff piece from conservative "The Daily Caller" (fellow closet queen Tucker Carlson's website):

This is the problem with "conservative journalism". This Schock is clearly in the wrong and yet they twist their panties to try and write something positive simply because he is a conservative. Expect very soon for Miss Schock to whine about the "liberal" media. S/he's already got her smellin' salts and lace weeping kerchief complaining about being picked upon.

by Anonymousreply 31203/13/2015

He probably has a number of "firsts" for a member of Congress.

The first member of Congress to show off his freshly waxed pecs in a national magazine.

The first member of Congress to have a full-time staff photographer.

The first member of Congress to appear half-nude at the US Air Force Academy.

The first member of Congress to appear half-nude at West Point.

by Anonymousreply 31303/13/2015

[prostrate by grief] OH!!! There's more! There's more...

Rep. Aaron Schock benefited from donor projects

Rep. Aaron Schock has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors

Rep. Aaron Schock has built much of his personal wealth over a decade through real estate investments with political donors, an Associated Press review found. His relationships with other contributors, which afforded him flights on private planes and other expenses, are already under scrutiny.

Donors built, financed and later purchased a house Schock owned as an investment in a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Schock owns a stake in a Peoria apartment complex involving other contributors. And he pushed for a federal appropriation that would have benefited a donor's development project, an Associated Press review found. Schock, a 33-year-old rising Republican star named last year to a midlevel leadership role in the House, has disclosed personal wealth in a range centered on $1.4 million. He's made precocious business acumen a part of his appeal since joining Congress in 2009, sometimes calling himself a real estate developer.

Financial reports indicate Schock may have more than doubled his wealth since he was elected to Congress, although it is impossible to determine his gains precisely because values of his assets and liabilities are only reported in wide ranges.

Amid ethics complaints concerning his taxpayer-funded expenses and flights aboard donors' aircraft, Schock's business entanglements with contributors in several projects raise questions about the overlap between his personal finances and their political interests. Politicians can do business deals with donors as long as the terms are commercially reasonable.

Schock declined through a spokesman to discuss his finances with the AP. He told a newspaper late Wednesday that his real estate investments occurred at arm's length from donors.

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"It's no different from when I see an opportunity," he told the Peoria Journal Star of the transactions disclosed in his financial statements. "I've been buying real estate since I was 18 years old."

A watchdog group has called for an ethics investigation amid revelations he used congressional money to redesign his office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey." He also billed taxpayers or his campaigns tens of thousands of dollars in private air travel on donors' planes. His office said he repaid some of those charges and is reviewing others.

Schock's business career began early. In high school, he bought 107 acres of farmland near Peoria — property he sold to the local sewage district two years later for more than $100,000 in profit. In college, he bought three rental properties across the street from Bradley University and sold them to the school a few years later for a profit of more than $120,000.

Running for political office put Schock's real estate career on hold, and he earned a salary of $56,000 after he was elected as an Illinois state legislator. But donors soon helped get him back into the real estate game.

In 2007, Peoria businessman Samuel Hoerr obtained permits to build a home on a Schock-owned lot in a golf course development called Augusta Estates. Schock and Hoerr — himself a campaign contributor — have been both listed as owners in varying local real estate records. Sam Hoerr did not respond to messages left at his business and cellphone. Members of the Hoerr family — a prominent Peoria family with interests in real estate and construction — have donated nearly $80,000 to Schock's campaign and supporting political committees since 2007. Schock's sister and campaign manager, Tania Hoerr, married into the family.

Backlund is active in Community Bankers Association of Illinois, which has spent more than $1 million since 2010 lobbying for the softening of banking regulations that the group said would hurt member banks. In May 2010, after the group's members pressed their case in Washington, Schoc

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Here's the link to the above story. Also, is "Hoerr" pronounced like "whore"?

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by Anonymousreply 31503/13/2015

Wow, that article was some weak tea. And she probably gobbled plenty of Tucker cock just to get that little piece of positive press

by Anonymousreply 31603/13/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock's apparently so well off, why does he need the government to comp his lifestyle?

Oh honey. Do you really think wealth cures greed? It's actually a contributing factor in my experience. Schock is just the sort of shallow, amoral creep to worship wealth and power.

by Anonymousreply 31703/13/2015

Do you think Aaron had to fuck Tucker for that puff piece? Or blow him? Who's the top in that equation? I can't quite picture it. They're both so...bottomly.

by Anonymousreply 31803/13/2015

Time for staff to update their resumes:

Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock withdraws from SXSW appearance

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who has faced several weeks of critical press coverage, will no longer be speaking on a panel on millennial issues at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this weekend.

Schock was slated to speak alongside fellow 33-year-old Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on a panel called "Millennials: The Unstoppable Force" at the Austin, Texas, tech confab that typically attracts big crowds.

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My my my! Lawdy she is going down, which should be no problem, because as I understand it, she's had quite a lot of practice

by Anonymousreply 32003/13/2015

OMG, this is great news. Several media people were putting a focus on his going to SXSW. With all that's coming down on him, I kept wondering if he would be stupid enough to actually go there --- in some donors private plane. The two defense lawyers that he hired probably told him to stay away from the event.

by Anonymousreply 32103/13/2015

Would somebody place a call to the fat gal. We may need her soon...

A history of close business dealings between Rep. Aaron Schock and campaign donors (3 pager!)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago. Donors built, financed and later purchased a house Schock owned as an investment in a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Schock owns a stake in a Peoria apartment complex involving other contributors. And he pushed for a federal appropriation that would have benefited a donor's development project, an Associated Press review found.

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[quote] "Millennials: The Unstoppable Force"

Well, so much for that ::snicker::

by Anonymousreply 32303/13/2015

At what point do his lawyers tell him he's screwed?

by Anonymousreply 32403/13/2015

I keep thinking the same thing r326 When do you cut your losses? The lawyers are crooks too. They will bill and bill until they can no longer.

by Anonymousreply 32503/13/2015

[quote]At what point do his lawyers tell him he's screwed?

They're defense lawyers. If they tell him he's screwed, they'll no longer be on the payroll. No way would they consider that. They'll string him along in order to collect big fat fees from the grifter.

by Anonymousreply 32603/13/2015

Wanted to let you know that Jonathan Link is married to a woman named Kristin according to his official bio on Fotolanthropy, the non profit organization that backed his documentary on veterans:

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Is she a Sarah Lawrence graduate and the owner of one of the best body shops in Dallas?

by Anonymousreply 32803/13/2015

R330 Her name is Kristin and she is the co-owner & co-operator of Jonathon Link Studios

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by Anonymousreply 32903/13/2015

So Jonathan's closet fits two, r329?

by Anonymousreply 33003/13/2015

Here's Jonathon & Kristin Link:

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[quote]Jonathon Link Studios is based in Dallas but is available for travel worldwide.

Apparently

by Anonymousreply 33203/13/2015

I seriously doubt that the Princess of Peoria is going to be able to withstand the scrutiny of a federal investigation into her finances. The ethical lapses and the shady business dealings stink something awful.

I wonder if the Dowager Cuntess will still keep up that Instagram account in prison?

by Anonymousreply 33303/13/2015

[quote]Rep. Aaron Schock benefited from donor projects

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has built much of his personal wealth over a decade through real estate investments with political donors, an Associated Press review found. His relationships with other contributors, which afforded him flights on private planes and other expenses, are already under scrutiny.

Donors built, financed and later purchased a house Schock owned as an investment in a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Schock owns a stake in a Peoria apartment complex involving other contributors. And he pushed for a federal appropriation that would have benefited a donor's development project, an Associated Press review found.

Schock, a 33-year-old rising Republican star named last year to a midlevel leadership role in the House, has disclosed personal wealth in a range centered on $1.4 million. He's made precocious business acumen a part of his appeal since joining Congress in 2009, sometimes calling himself a real estate developer.

Financial reports indicate Schock may have more than doubled his wealth since he was elected to Congress, although it is impossible to determine his gains precisely because values of his assets and liabilities are only reported in wide ranges.

Amid ethics complaints concerning his taxpayer-funded expenses and flights aboard donors' aircraft, Schock's business entanglements with contributors in several projects raise questions about the overlap between his personal finances and their political interests. Politicians can do business deals with donors as long as the terms are commercially reasonable.

Schock declined through a spokesman to discuss his finances with the AP. He told a newspaper late Wednesday that his real estate investments occurred at arm's length from donors.

"It's no different from when I see an opportunity," he told the Peoria Journal Star of the transactions disclosed in his financial statements. "I've been buying real estate since I was 18 years old."

A watchdog group has called for an ethics investigation amid revelations he used congressional money to redesign his office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey." He also billed taxpayers or his campaigns tens of thousands of dollars in private air travel on donors' planes. His office said he repaid some of those charges and is reviewing others.

Schock's business career began early. In high school, he bought 107 acres of farmland near Peoria — property he sold to the local sewage district two years later for more than $100,000 in profit. In college, he bought three rental properties across the street from Bradley University and sold them to the school a few years later for a profit of more than $120,000.

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by Anonymousreply 33403/13/2015

Btw, here's an old clip from 2010:

"I do not support gay marriage".

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by Anonymousreply 33503/13/2015

He's so sleazy. Complete scum. He's clearly one of us but what an embarrassment. A charming grifter, selling us all out for private jets, magazine covers and personal photographers.

by Anonymousreply 33603/13/2015

People who were too poor to afford health insurance last year are being fined under the Shared Responsibility Act.

Apparently Schock's share of the responsibility is to live large on the taxpayers' nickel while enjoying health care benefits that he would decry as "Socialized Medicine" should all of his constituents receive them.

by Anonymousreply 33703/13/2015

I hope something this little mother-fucking thief Schock is illegal so that he can be indicted.

Except of course, for wearing that turquoise belt.

by Anonymousreply 33803/13/2015

So Politico decided to ask him directly if he broke the law, and his answer is priceless: "Well, I certainly hope not. […] I'm not an attorney." Hey, it works for climate change deniers. "I'm not a scientist, but…." Or anti-choice legislators. "I'm not a doctor, but…." This one, though, this one is a little harder to swallow. Because it's, you know, the ethical guidelines and the federal campaign finance laws that govern his actual job. It's like being pulled over for speeding, and telling the cop "I'm sorry officer, I'm not a professional driver. How would I know how to drive your legal speed limit?"

What's more there are actually people hired by the House of Representatives to help members out with questions like that. Like, "hey, if I spend this $3,000 in taxpayer funds to go to a football game, would it be okay to call it 'software'?" To which, the ethics consultant in the House would say, "no, that would be illegal." Easy peasy. If you actually care about complying with the law. But that's for commoners.

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For those of us that need to be brought up to speed:

Timeline: Aaron Schock's no-good, very bad month

DAMN! Where are the PR people?

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I'm still waiting to hear what "official business" took him to Argentina so he could work on his tango. Because you know he didn't pay for that himself.

I want more outrage from other politicians about Schock having a "personal photographer." We laugh about it here, but the whole idea is so patently ridiculous I'm amazed some Dem congressperson hasn't weighed in.

How effective is he going to be at fund-raising for the Repugs now that everybody knows he's a corrupt little grifter? Of course, none of them care that he did it, it's just that he's been exposed.

by Anonymousreply 34103/14/2015

Maybe, us'ns need to start us a petition like the one in the link to dispose of the garbage!

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The tango photo was a very nice photo though. It looks like one of those photos you see either in GQ or a travel magazine.

by Anonymousreply 34303/14/2015

[quote]I'm amazed some Dem congressperson hasn't weighed in.

We don't do things like that. Did you forget "Impeachment is off the table"?

by Anonymousreply 34403/14/2015

[quote]The tango photo was a very nice photo though. It looks like one of those photos you see either in GQ or a travel magazine.

Why else would you think I make the big bucks??

by Anonymousreply 34503/14/2015

SHE SPEAKS!!! well... sort of;

Congressman Aaron Schock Responds To His Spending Controversy

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I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...

by Anonymousreply 34703/14/2015

[quote]Schock said he's ready to move on and focus on the needs of his district after he's come under fire for how he's used campaign and taxpayer money.

Well guess what, bitch? We're not ready to move on.

by Anonymousreply 34803/14/2015

Anthony Weiner also declared that his scandal was over and that he too was ready to move on.

Then he was forced to resign.

by Anonymousreply 34903/14/2015

[quote]Schock said he's ready to move on and focus on the needs of his district after he's come under fire for how he's used campaign and taxpayer money.

Rather fascinating how criminals are always eager to "move on" from any discussion of their crimes -- even before they've been fully identified and appropriately dealt with.

[quote]“I take my compliance obligations very seriously"

But, apparently, not seriously enough.

[quote]“I've hired a team of professionals to review all of our filings including the head of the Federal Election Commission himself.”

Oh, well that makes it very special, doesn't it. First the guy in question is the [bold]former[/bold] head of the FEC, not the current one, because, well that would be a conflict of interest -- which Schock wouldn't recognize if it slapped him in the face. Second, the guy is a Rethuglican, so he will probably whitewash any report that is released, miraculously exonerating the Princess of any transgressions.

by Anonymousreply 35003/14/2015

So when will he be forced to resign? How soon can that happen..and exactly who would force him to resign?

The evidence is there. I think there's enough to put him in jail, the little fucker, oops I mean cocksucker.

by Anonymousreply 35103/14/2015

So what is Cuntessa Schocks political base? Who are his contributors? What is the profile of his district? What type of constituents do they have in middle red state America that would vote for this pretentious prissy little queen? Is Peoria now a byword for Downton Abbey family values?

by Anonymousreply 35203/14/2015

He could get censured by the House and this little grifter bitch would likely still hang onto his seat with his manicured nails.

by Anonymousreply 35303/14/2015

[quote]I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...I take my compliance obligations very seriously...

The PR people. If that's the best that they can give him then "girlfriend" is in danger!

by Anonymousreply 35403/14/2015

[quote]If that's the best that they can give him then "girlfriend" is in danger!

That word may be the magic solution. They'll find him a girlfriend. Maybe he can borrow Jonathon's wife.

by Anonymousreply 35503/14/2015

[quote]Well guess what, bitch? We're not ready to move on.

That's right! IT'S NOT OVUH UNTIL WE SAY IT'S OVUH! Step aside honey... We have WORK to do!!!

MORE!!!

(make sure you check out the hot receptionist at 1:09)

Schock Skirts Questions on Peoria Company

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Mmmm, what a HUNKY receptionist! I want him to tackle me to the floor, the same way he does it to Aaron.

by Anonymousreply 35703/14/2015

[quote]I'm amazed some Dem congressperson hasn't weighed in.

Where are his Republican friends?

Adonde esta John Boehner?

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks with Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., as House Republicans head to a closed-door meeting on thwarting President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott

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This guy is basically swimming in a pool of dicks.

by Anonymousreply 35903/14/2015

FOX's take...

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At this point, in all likelihood, it will be up to the Justice Department to say when it is over. I'd be surprised if the FBI hasn't already opened an investigation into his questionable finances and practices. The stench of corruption surrounding him is fairly thick, and DOJ can't let that just hang out there -- especially if he committed crimes. It erodes the public trust.

So the Congressional ethics inquiry is the least of his problems because criminal prosecution trumps whatever they're doing on the Hill. If he committed criminal acts and the prosecutors have the evidence, there is nothing his buddies in Congress can do -- and most will flee from him.

So long, sucker.

by Anonymousreply 36103/14/2015

JON STEWART!!!

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Stupid question probably, but what's to stop donors from giving money to a politician under the table/off the books? Doesn't seem like it'd be that difficult.

by Anonymousreply 36303/14/2015

The saddest thing is that he is a reflection of a generation of new Roy Cohns- he is a closet case who thinks being a conservative can hide his desires. He - like Roy- is unethical and corrupt but his party has no real shameful reason to cut him because he is a money raiser. He is getting money from other young, closet cases hiding out in the party of hate.

by Anonymousreply 36403/14/2015

If Aaron Schock was a liberal Democrat, there would be so much outrage by leftists and the MSM for anyone who covered it.

by Anonymousreply 36503/14/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock was a liberal Democrat, there would be so much outrage by leftists and the MSM for anyone who covered it.

And THIS PISSES me off! You're on a gay website and have the audacity to defend that piece of shit Schock with this partisan bullshit? Are you aware of "its" voting record regarding gay people? Or, do you just like to troll?

You're pure scum R367...

by Anonymousreply 36603/14/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock was a liberal Democrat,

yet, he clearly isn't, right?

by Anonymousreply 36703/14/2015

For the record, R367 also defines anti-semitism as anybody/anything critical of Israel.

by Anonymousreply 36803/14/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock was a liberal Democrat, there would be so much outrage by leftists and the MSM for anyone who covered it.

Even if we ENTIRELY left the gay stuff out of it, you really don't think we'd have a problem with a Democrat who spends hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer and donor funds on a $40,000 office, private-jet flights, and taking a full-on *entourage* up to NYC to party? FUCK no. We've eviscerated Democrats for this kind of shit in the past, and we'll do it again. (And we certainly don't shy away from sex scandals involving Dems. Anthony Weiner, anyone? John Edwards? Mark Sanford?)

by Anonymousreply 36903/14/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock was a liberal

by Anonymousreply 37003/14/2015

[quote]I'd be surprised if the FBI hasn't already opened an investigation into his questionable finances and practices.

Um, no. Investigating members of the U.S. House isn't within their jurisdiction. The Justice Dept. certainly can, plus the House could appoint a special prosecutor (which of course won't happen, seeing as Schock's a Repug and all).

[quote]So what is Cuntessa Schocks political base? Who are his contributors? What is the profile of his district? What type of constituents do they have in middle red state America that would vote for this pretentious prissy little queen?

I wouldn't exactly call Illinois -- which did elect Barack Obama as its senator, after all -- a "red state," but Schock's district is largely rural and, yes, Republican. That said, they've elected this "prissy little queen" four times now, although I think his odds of reelection next year are rapidly becoming nonexistent (assuming he doesn't resign first).

by Anonymousreply 37103/14/2015

[quote]Um, no. Investigating members of the U.S. House isn't within their jurisdiction. The Justice Dept. certainly can

Um, you don't have a clue as to what you are talking about. First, the FBI is a component of the U.S Department of Justice (although the members of the Bureau frequently have to be reminded of that). Second, the FBI is charged with investigating federal crimes. They most certainly have the jurisdiction and authority to investigate violations of federal election and campaign finance laws -- and they routinely do. It doesn't matter who committed them. Members of Congress are not exempt from being put under federal investigation. Plenty of them have been.

Now, they likely ran this by the Deputy Attorney General and the Attorney General, because that is protocol, but the FBI has the full authority to look into allegations that Schock violated campaign finance laws.

[quote]plus the House could appoint a special prosecutor.

You're making this shit up. The legislative branch does not have prosecutorial authority, nor does the House have the authority to independently appoint a prosecutor. That is an executive branch function. But, there is no need for a special prosecutor because we have a Justice Department full of them and they are fully capable of the job.

Seriously, where did you pull this nonsense from??

by Anonymousreply 37203/14/2015

This is from the comment stream on Wonkette. Can you believe this pic? You've gotta fucking laugh. I'm glad I'm not paying for it. But if I lived in his state I'd be furious.

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The Wonkette article: A Massage To India. LOL.

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That's such a great piece 376. Thanks for posting it.

by Anonymousreply 37503/14/2015

What is this, a fucking gay pride parade?

by Anonymousreply 37603/14/2015

Haters gonna hate!

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Oh My God, r379.

What the hell kind of gay Independence Day BBQ was he taking pics at?

by Anonymousreply 37803/14/2015

All this talk of ethical impropriety is very well and good, but....can he take a fist, or just four fingers?

by Anonymousreply 37903/14/2015

My guess would be legs in the air, no rubbers.

by Anonymousreply 38003/14/2015

Wonkette knows how to give the Peoria Princess the respect she truly deserves.

by Anonymousreply 38103/14/2015

HEY, THERE, SCHOCK! DROP THAT JOCK!

by Anonymousreply 38203/14/2015

[quote]Stupid question probably, but what's to stop donors from giving money to a politician under the table/off the books? Doesn't seem like it'd be that difficult.

I don't really know your answer 100% but you have to document all campaign money and where it comes from. How they catch cheaters, (like Dinesh DeSousa), I don't know, but they do catch them.

by Anonymousreply 38303/15/2015

Right R385, but what if the money isn't even for their campaign but just for them personally? Like the money Schock received through his inflated home sale to the Caterpillar exec. What would stop that same exec from simply dropping an envelope full of cash in his mailbox with a note attached saying, "I scratch your back, you scratch mine"?

by Anonymousreply 38403/15/2015

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The picture of Schock and his personal photographer at R375 was posted at DL about two weeks ago. I think it may have been created for one of the numerous Schock threads. It's great to see that it's getting around.

by Anonymousreply 38603/15/2015

From the mouth of babes...

Forum: Hateful faction hell-bent on trying to tear Schock down

Posted Mar. 6, 2015 at 10:04 PM

This past summer, I worked as an unpaid intern in Congressman Aaron Schock’s D.C. office.

The congressman constantly voiced his appreciation for his interns’ work serving the people of central Illinois. He also took us out on an “intern night” to further show his appreciation, a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary congressional practice.

In regards to his travel spending, I can say this: If the congressman is to serve the people, then it is imperative that he interacts with his constituents. Since Congressman Schock represents the second largest congressional district in Illinois, money might have to be used on costly modes of transportation so he is able to reach out to his 750,000 constituents.

I can also say that Aaron Schock cares about his constituents more than any other congressman I’ve met. He works 18-hour days. His schedule is packed with meetings that are ultimately aimed at raising the standard of living for the people in the district.

The congressman is being unfairly targeted for who he is — a young, successful, conservative Republican. A hateful faction is hell-bent on trying to tear Aaron Schock down.

I’m not going to allow anyone to smear the reputation of one of the most hard-working and kind individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with. Central Illinois has the best U.S. representative, someone who is unwaveringly committed to serving his constituents. This man is Aaron Schock and I stand behind him 100 percent.

Ryan Carballido Peoria

Discuss....

by Anonymousreply 38703/15/2015

Letter: Schock's ego trip catching up with him

Posted Mar. 3, 2015 at 10:04 PM

Am I the only one puzzled that U.S. Rep Aaron Schock added a personal photographer to an expanded staff (legal and PR director) at a time when his apparent legal troubles are founded in part on his already large "Me Generation" internet records?

He may have a probably unsurpassed photo collection of his worldwide travels, including most continents, but doesn't he remember what happened to resigned/convicted former Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife because of misuse of campaign contributions?

Some of Schock's constituents feel the Chicago and national media are "picking" on this young homeboy, but others who had years of ethics probes with the Jacksons remember history, especially because their prison periods are still active news.

The irony is all these troubles stem not from anything related to their official voting records, but from their personal ego trips.

Burnell Heinecke Springfield

Discuss...

by Anonymousreply 38803/15/2015

I like how Ryan Carballido, the unpaid intern/twink, is an expert on appropriate political spending. Wonder how much Schock is paying him to post that?

Reminds me of Kathy Griffin rallying her friends for public support. How sad.

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Ryan Carballido looks quite gay. What a desperate attempt.

by Anonymousreply 39003/15/2015

Ryan Cabadodo isn't a paid shill - he's a closeted gaybe with a case of puppy love.

by Anonymousreply 39103/15/2015

Ryan Carballsdildo?!

by Anonymousreply 39203/15/2015

That pussy is COOKED

by Anonymousreply 39303/15/2015

The Princess of Peoria seems to have lost her way in visiting her constituents, and instead found her way to Argentina, Hawaii, India, etc.

by Anonymousreply 39403/15/2015

Why does every single one of his employees have gayface?

by Anonymousreply 39503/15/2015

Was Ryan Carballido hired by Congressman Bottomboi as an intern for his office procedure abilities or the size of his dick?

by Anonymousreply 39603/15/2015

Ryan smells cookies.

by Anonymousreply 39703/15/2015

Dearest Ryan is a child and seems to overlook the office decorating expense, exotic plan trips and dinners, concerts and excessive spending at taxpayers expense.

I hope Ryan enjoyed his intern-night-on-the-town pizza party which doesn't come close to the closeted douchebag Aaron Schock and his blatant, reckless spending that includes hiring his own personal photographer.

Does dear Ryan have anything to say about Schock's discriminatory voting record against issues of gay equality? Speaking of constituents and as an aside, I wonder if Ryan heard any talk of Schock dating or having any interest in women even in the slightest?

by Anonymousreply 39803/15/2015

Tif Benningfield Ferlmann: Well said Ryan!!! I have been trying to get people to understand how twisted the paper had been on this, how they aren't reporting the whole truth...because that would vindicate Congressman Schock! Pelosi was caught on tape saying how they need to make Schocks the priority of targets to get him out of office! People don't know all the committees he is on!!! Ugh! Thanks for writing such an eloquent letter!!!

by Anonymousreply 39903/15/2015

[quote]Congressman Schock represents the second largest congressional district in Illinois, money might have to be used on costly modes of transportation so he is able to reach out to his 750,000 constituents.

Yeah, Ryan, that must be one big district.

by Anonymousreply 40003/15/2015

Aaron loves to reach out to his constituents, especially in the steam room.

Wonder if those so-called 18-hour days include working out, tanning, planning trips, shopping, and overseeing office decor?

by Anonymousreply 40103/15/2015

Ryan wrote all that, and the frau responded, in February, before some of this latest shit came out. I'm sure they wouldn't change their tune, though. I don't understand Republitards who think like this - they'll continue to defend their own to the bitter end, going so far as to say the 'liberal' media is just twisting things. I don't care who it is - Republitard or Democrat - have some fucking integrity in office and don't treat it as if you've hit the jackpot.

by Anonymousreply 40203/15/2015

[quote]So what is Cuntessa Schocks political base? Who are his contributors? What is the profile of his district? What type of constituents do they have in middle red state America that would vote for this pretentious prissy little queen?

Well, Peoria is where Caterpillar is headquartered. Archer Daniels Midland is over in Decatur just over his district boundaries and Monsanto is just a short hop across the state border over in St. Louis. Proximity to multi-national corps and their influenza is everything. He's their perfect compromised whore.

by Anonymousreply 40303/15/2015

[quote] I'm glad I'm not paying for it. But if I lived in his state I'd be furious.

Why do you think you're not paying for it because you don't live in IL? They're Federal tax dollars that come in from every state.

by Anonymousreply 40403/15/2015

So, what the Hell is “Menards Peoria LLC,” Aaron Schock?

Is he, like, money laundering? This is getting real juicy.

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[quote]People don't know all the committees he is on!!!

This -- from Tif's comment to dear, young, impressionable Ryan's FB post -- made me laugh. As if he is on more committees than anyone else!! Bitch, please. Is there one shred of evidence that he actually does anything -- on or off any of these many committees? That is, aside from flying around the world to exotic locations at taxpayer expense and raising money for Rethuglicans. Oh, and working out with Marines and Navy seamen. Can't forget the working out. That is a very important part of his day.

What exactly have we, the citizens, gotten for the all the cash that has been doled out on our behalf to this pissy little bitch?

by Anonymousreply 40603/15/2015

"Menards" sounds like mens' innards or something. Like, "Hey, boy. I'm gonna pound in your menards so get ready."

by Anonymousreply 40703/15/2015

The last part of a young person's brain to develop is the part that controls judgment.

Ryan lacks judgment as does Schock, who ought to know better.

by Anonymousreply 40803/15/2015

[quote]What exactly have we, the citizens, gotten for the all the cash that has been doled out on our behalf to this pissy little bitch?

Shit stains like R367 who will try to stick up for this miscreant. I don't get it. I really don't. This party, the Republicans, are actively trying to prevent gays from achieving civil rights; actively writing and PASSING legislation that will allow gays to be discriminated against--In Michigan, if they think you're gay a doctor or emergency services team do not have to treat you; People who call themselves Republican are submitting initiatives promoting the killing of people simply because they are gay! This is Aaron Schocks world and this is how he votes! Who IS R367?

Just sickening! I hope Aaron Schock falls and falls hard!!!

by Anonymousreply 40903/15/2015

God there are some stupid people in this world. More LOL's from the fraus on Facebook…

Marlene Friedland: You're great!! A man of awesome integrity. Keep looking up. People can lie but God knows the truth!!!

Stephanie Streitmatter: Keep plugging away Aaron! Gods is still using you!

Jim Burdette: Aaron is NOT corrupt. He has a few accountants working on his staff . The accountants have numerous accounts available to pay his expenses / bills. Sadly, his accountants made the mistake of writing the check(s) from the wrong account and Aaron will NOT throw his accountant(s) under the bus and blame them.

Nancy Winstead: Is it the Obama/Chicago thugs who are attacking you? Sounds like it, Hang in there buddy, you are doing a great job. They must be really scared of you.

Charla Cullen: These people criticizing Aaron haven't a clue they are being used to push an agenda for some newby candidate. The newby hasn't been introduced or the slot they have in mind revealed. They are just counting on the "join the swine type" to help tear down Aaron (only on their exaggerated trumped up untruths) to help remove him from the running! Besides, to me this is all showing what an interesting and exciting well rounded young man Aaron is. I think he represents our young people quite well. And at my age of 72 his ability to care about the decor of his surroundings and attend concerts and ball games makes him quite interesting! Who knows he may become the most popular politician in the country!!!!

Sara Kaufman: It is wonderful that when you are not in session you can get around your district and get to know your constituents' needs and answer their questions....regardless of their age, race, income level, etc. Because you are young and single, you have the time and energy to do this, while most legislators are instead spending their time at home with their families as they should. Thanks again for all you do!!!

Betty A Cammelot-Stalker: You are the leaders of tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 41003/15/2015

He's only thinking of his constituents when he goes on posh overseas vacations. If he didn't upload all those Instagram photos they would never know what a hunky waiter in Monaco looks like and they would never see a member of Congress doing a tango in Argentina.

He wants his constituents to be familiar with future military officers. That's why it's important for them to see photos of a Congressman showing off his freshly waxed pecs to students at West Point and the Air Force Academy.

by Anonymousreply 41103/15/2015

Menards is a Midwestern regional version of Home Depot.

by Anonymousreply 41203/15/2015

Men's gnards.

My gnards.

by Anonymousreply 41303/15/2015

You save BIG MONEY at Menard's!

I love how their executives are publicly saying WTF? I wonder if Menard's will sue him for copyright infringement as he used their name for his LLC?

by Anonymousreply 41403/15/2015

[quote]Menards is a Midwestern regional version of Home Depot.

They have already chimed in that it has nothing to do with the chain and would be most interested in learning what it is since it could mean the misuse of the company's name. It seems that Menards have thrown Aaron overboard.

by Anonymousreply 41503/15/2015

Money laundering? But.. but... but... HE'S ON COMMITTEES!!!

by Anonymousreply 41603/15/2015

Wow. Hometown media has been harder on him than national.

My family is originally from the Peoria/Pekin area but left about 2 decades ago. Peorians are good Christian people. Farmers and small town folks. They believe in the best of human nature and are very charitable and humble people. I'm sure they never expected such interest in their Congressman or the media attention.

by Anonymousreply 41703/15/2015

My partner's formerly from Springfield which is part of Shock's district. Seriously, it is the blandest place on the planet. I have never been somewhere so boring and middle America. I am sure Shock was easily corrupted.

by Anonymousreply 41803/15/2015

Yes. It is very bland and the reason my parents to California. We're actually from a litle town called Morton. Going to a Chinese restaurant in Pekin was considered "exotic."

by Anonymousreply 41903/15/2015

[quote]In regards to his travel spending, I can say this: If the congressman is to serve the people, then it is imperative that he interacts with his constituents.

From the streets of Buenos Aires

To the mountains, where he roams

God bless our Aaron Schock

Plus some tweet ho

God bless our Aaron Schock

And fly him home

by Anonymousreply 42003/15/2015

His constituents live on every other continent on earth?

by Anonymousreply 42103/15/2015

From downstate Illinois comes Aaron Shock

and to Washington DC he did flock.

He sold his soul to Satan,

to obscure his datin'

cause the Princess of Peoria loves cock.

by Anonymousreply 42203/15/2015

R424. You must send your poem to Schock's Downton Abbey office in DC.

He'll have such a laugh.

by Anonymousreply 42303/15/2015

So when they finally get gay married, will it be Aaron Lock or Jonathon Schock?

by Anonymousreply 42403/15/2015

Don't be silly, R426.

They'll be the Shock-Locks.

by Anonymousreply 42503/15/2015

It’s time for House Republicans to demote Aaron Schock

Can someone please explain to me how Aaron Schock is still a senior deputy whip for House Republicans?

Shock, whose lifestyle as a member of Congress can perhaps best be described as fifty shades of fabulous, was rewarded with the mid-level leadership position after he helped Steve Scalise upset Illinois Congressman Pete Roksam to become the House Majority Whip. Roksam was next in line for the post, having served as the fourth highest-ranking House Republican before then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary challenge and resigned.

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From the Washington Post: "The Illinois Republican, under fire for his lavish lifestyle and tendency to bill taxpayers for it, is making a not-at-all-subtle attempt of late to show that he's just a regular Aaron. The latest? This photo."

OMFG!!!!

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I don't know Mary Hundt, but I love her comment on that photo:

[quote]Mary Hundt ‏@Kbud1950 20h20 hours ago @aaronschock you are pathetic. Vote against help for needy but if photo opt is around you try to milk it for all you can!

by Anonymousreply 42803/16/2015

Carballido Twink now works at his college's gym

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He always seems to find the hottest guy in the room to be photographed next to.

by Anonymousreply 43003/16/2015

Does he not know that photos like that will only get him criticism for his hypocrisy?

by Anonymousreply 43103/16/2015

"Noxious narcissism: The Capitol high life

Congressman Aaron Schock’s display of pheasant feathers in his Downton Abbey-inspired Washington office was the most startling sign that the Illinois Republican dwells on the far side of the gulf between the governed and their leaders....

Schock’s reaction to the criticism of his taxpayer-financed office decorations was a non-sequitur “haters are gonna hate.” A 21st century way of declaring, “Let them eat cake.”...

Those feathers set reporters on the trail of Schock’s descent into miasmas of freeloading on the public and his campaign contributors. Schock, whose stripped-to-the-waist 2011 Men’s Health magazine cover photo revealed a narcissism that never rests, is having a bad time of his public examination."

FUCK the Bucks County Courier Times. How very dare they!!!

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Get it right Bucks County Courier Times. And all you girlymen.

Aaron is NOT a narcissist!

Why, I've seen him be photographed by his CHARMING assistant without the merest SPECK of powder on his face.

So THERE.

by Anonymousreply 43303/16/2015

♂♂♂♂♂♂♂

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by Anonymousreply 43403/16/2015

Former Connecticut Republican Gov. John G. Rowland went to jail 10 years ago for getting private plane flights in exchange providing for airport tax credits.

by Anonymousreply 43503/16/2015

"The Illinois Republican, under fire for his lavish lifestyle and tendency to bill taxpayers for it, is making a not-at-all-subtle attempt of late to show that he's just a regular Aaron. The latest? This photo."

"Working the chow line" my ass. He breezed in, took the photo and left, I'll bet.

by Anonymousreply 43603/16/2015

That photo at R429 is hilarious. Not since Paul Ryan scrubbed some clean pans in a soup kitchen has there been such an obvious PR push.

by Anonymousreply 43703/16/2015

[quote]If Aaron Schock was a liberal Democrat, there would be so much outrage by leftists and the MSM for anyone who covered it.

Except that he's not, Trollina. He's a conservative tea party Republican and acts EXACTLY like the rest of his party.

If Aaron Schock was a liberal Democrat he wouldn't be cutting shady business deals with conservative Republicans or accepting free private jet rides from them. He also wouldn't have a 0% rating on gay rights, nor would he be cutting social programs while flying around the world with a private photographer for some bullshit "Poverty Project." I'm not saying Democrats are all angels, but this is so clearly a "Republican Party problem" that your analogy is ludicrous.

Honestly, you might as well be complaining that the reaction would be different if he were a Neo-Nazi or a Whig or a card-carrying Communist. He's none of those things, Trollina, and his scandals are entirely reflective of and endemic to the Republican Party of 2014, a party that demonizes the poor and screws the middle class while rewarding the wealthy, and preaches small government and fiscal responsibility while taking kickbacks and spending tax payer money lavishly upon themselves.

by Anonymousreply 43803/16/2015

How the fuck does he expect anyone to believe an engagement when he hasn't been spotted with a female…ever.

by Anonymousreply 43903/16/2015

OH! He just has such a ball!!!

OPTICS Aaron Schock: Model or Congressman?

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by Anonymousreply 44003/16/2015

Faggot

by Anonymousreply 44103/16/2015

Cool it, r443!

by Anonymousreply 44203/16/2015

I'm not that mean of a person but I wouldn't be upset if he died.

by Anonymousreply 44303/16/2015

It's known as 'willful denial' in the shrink biz, R441.

by Anonymousreply 44403/16/2015

Politico: Investigators Contact Aaron Schock Associates

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GOOD FIND, R447!!!

WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE? WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE????

by Anonymousreply 44603/16/2015

Just in case anyone would like to inquire about his health and well-being:

Aaron Schock

Washington, DC Office 2464 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 T: 202.225.6201 F: 202.225.9249

by Anonymousreply 44703/16/2015

Do all his staffers look like gay porn actors? That receptionist in the local news video from the Rayburn Office looks like he was picked by Central Casting.

by Anonymousreply 44803/16/2015

[quote]WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE? WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE????

His "communications director" just got canned for expressing absurdly racist posts on FB.

Miss Thing is about to find out the value of good PR people the hard way...

by Anonymousreply 44903/16/2015

He hired a PR firm when he hired the two defense attorneys several weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 45003/16/2015

I don't think his new PR firm is working out very well.

by Anonymousreply 45103/16/2015

The Cockgobbler needs the PR firm of Samantha Stevens at this point.

by Anonymousreply 45203/16/2015

[quote]I don't think his new PR firm is working out very well.

When the boat is taking in water this quickly, a kitchen sponge simply isn't up to the task.

by Anonymousreply 45303/16/2015

[quote]When the boat is taking in water this quickly, a kitchen sponge simply isn't up to the task.

LOL! Emailing THIS to the PR firm!!!

by Anonymousreply 45403/16/2015

"The Cockgobbler needs the PR firm of Samantha Stevens at this point."

I don't think Samantha has any need for continually saving yet another Darren in the closet.

by Anonymousreply 45503/16/2015

Ohhh... this is the little man's issue...

Furniture Company: Aaron Schock Likely Spent $5,000 On A Replica Of President Obama’s Podium

WASHINGTON — Rep. Aaron Schock owns what appears to be a fairly accurate replica of “The Falcon” — the internal White House nickname for one of President Obama’s official podiums — and based on photos, uses it at times when speaking in his Peoria, Illinois, district.

USA Today reported last month that Schock spent $79,061 in federal money on furniture in 2009, and $5,123 of that went to Mulnix Industries, a firm that makes custom furniture for public speaking in a town 40 miles outside of Jefferson City, Missouri. Page 2563 of the 2010 Statement of Disbursements of the House of Representatives shows the outlay to Mulnix, but it doesn’t say exactly what the money purchased.

Schock’s office did not respond to USA Today about the expenditures. But multiple photos of Schock back home in his district — including this one taken March 6 by an AP photographer — show him standing behind The Presidential, a discontinued Mulnix model still listed in the company’s online catalog of “Standing Podiums.”

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[quote]"The Cockgobbler needs the PR firm of Samantha Stevens at this point." I don't think Samantha has any need for continually saving yet another Darren in the closet.

STOP!!! You're killing me!!! LOL!!!

by Anonymousreply 45703/16/2015

I know this link has already been posted, but I think its worth posting a second time to illustrate to all these Log Cabin Republicans out there that at the end of the day their right wing buddies view them as just another faggot. Just read all the wink wink winkisms in this article signaling to the right wingosphere that this is a fag, not one of us, so let's jettison him. Those are the people you sold your soul and your dignity to, Aaron, was it worth it?

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Oh this is gettin' good.

by Anonymousreply 45903/16/2015

[quote]Rep. Aaron Schock owns what appears to be a fairly accurate replica of “The Falcon” — the internal White House nickname for one of President Obama’s official podiums — and based on photos, uses it at times when speaking in his Peoria, Illinois, district.

[quote]USA Today reported last month that Schock spent $79,061 in federal money on furniture in 2009, and $5,123 of that went to Mulnix Industries, a firm that makes custom furniture for public speaking

R458. Oh Miss Thing doesn't miss a beat, does she?! Of course, nothing but the best for when Ms. Erin Schock gives a speech in Peoria.

by Anonymousreply 46003/16/2015

Well, this doesn't sound good...

Donors had role in Aaron Schock's 2014 property deal

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He's toast.

by Anonymousreply 46203/16/2015

Ruh-Roh!!! Sounds like girlfriend is in even more trouble!!!

by Anonymousreply 46303/16/2015

Well look who's on the front page of Yahoo:

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Even the right wing Yahoo commenters aren't defending him. I think he's about done:

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Ahh... so, THIS is what Menards Peoria, LLC is:

BNR Exclusive: Schock Gets Sweetheart Real Estate Deal from Trio of Donors

Embattled Congressman Aaron Schock used a shell corporation last year to complete a real estate transaction arranged by and financed by Schock’s political supporters and campaign donors — raising troubling new questions about whether he received favorable terms on the purchase price and financing, and whether he repaid the donors with legislative favors and purchases from his campaign account.

An investigation by Blue Nation Review has uncovered the purchase of a vacant lumberyard on 3.5 acres of commercial land by a shell corporation controlled by Schock. The seller, broker, and lenders were all top political donors to Aaron Schock who in at least one case was actively lobbying Schock on legislation favorable to his bank.

The existence of the shell corporation itself – Menards Peoria, LLC – was first reported late Friday by Chicago’s NBC affiliate, but it was unclear at that time what the purpose of the corporation was or if it had made any transactions. Schock’s offices refused to speak to NBC or answer any questions about the company despite several days of inquiries by the TV station.

Now we know why.

Somebody get the fat gal on the line and tell her to purchase a plane ticket! She will be needed shortly...

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OMG! Ginny from Billing IS ALIVE!!! She IS IN the photo from R268...second from the far end. I am absolutely POSITIVE Ginny from Billing is now on Cockgobbler Aaron Schock's staff.

by Anonymousreply 46703/16/2015

Ha! Everyone's piling on the nasty little cocksucker!

by Anonymousreply 46803/16/2015

[quote]A Menard franchise once operated on the land owned by Schock

Oh boy :) Hope they get him!

by Anonymousreply 46903/16/2015

I. AM. LOVING. THIS.

by Anonymousreply 47003/16/2015

(Clutching pearls...)

WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE? WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE!!!

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE????

by Anonymousreply 47103/16/2015

I live in Illinois, and every day for the last several weeks, there is a new story about Shock and his wheeling and dealing. He came onto the scene at a young age, and looked to be headed to the top. Now, the more we fid out about him, the more I think he will just be roommates with the other Illinois politicians who find themselves in Federal Prisons. Move over Blago and Jackson, you got a friend coming. Good thing Gov. Ryan just got out so they have an extra room for Shock.

This guy should be history. I hope he is able to decorate his jail cell in a Downtown Abbey theme.

It's strange that I saw a piece on the tv a few weeks back that showed a home in Peoria that is supposed to be the congressman's. It is presently listed on Trulia for 2.2 million with an annual property tax bill of over 34K. It's listed address is 222 Detweiler. Last week on the news, a report on this shell company,it showed paperwork of the congressman's with the address of this same house

Voters should have paid attention when he was first running for office. He was involved in shady dealings back then. He misused his notary public stamp and claimed it was a clerical mistake or some nonsense. He is as slick, corrupt and shady as they come.

A $73K Chevy Tahoe? What -did it come with bullet proof glass and ejector seats?

by Anonymousreply 47203/16/2015

Jonathon took his Twitter account down LOL. Guess she couldn't handle the heat.

by Anonymousreply 47303/16/2015

Jonathon needs to update his resume and find some other member of Congress who has an opening for a photographer with a big dick.

by Anonymousreply 47403/16/2015

Will be SO happy to see her get her ass thrown in jail. Fucking crooked hypocritical liar and thief.

by Anonymousreply 47503/16/2015

The moral of this story is: don't gobble more than you can chew.

by Anonymousreply 47603/16/2015

The moral of the story here is: If you're running multiple scams, try to lay low & fly under the radar. The squeaky wheel gets the oil, after all.

by Anonymousreply 47703/16/2015

The moral of the story is:

it's great to enjoy taking big dick deep and hard; but if you do, don't vote against gay issues, otherwise karma is gonna getcha like an STD.

by Anonymousreply 47803/16/2015

There have been no entries on Ms Link's business' FaceBook Page since January 29th. However...

-Alan Spaeth I'm from Illinois. Can we get some of our money back that you are being overpaid to take pictures of our congressman?

-Jeffrey Muller Do you do gay weddings?

by Anonymousreply 47903/16/2015

Actually, the moral is: it won't matter if you're turquoise belted, if you're caught red handed.

by Anonymousreply 48003/16/2015

[quote]The moral of the story is: it's great to enjoy taking big dick deep and hard; but if you do, don't vote against gay issues, otherwise karma is gonna getcha like an STD.

Just another one to send to the PR people! BRAVO!!!

by Anonymousreply 48103/16/2015

Miss Link jumps like a young girl in love!

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The photo in R484's link is one of the gayest things I've seen in a while, and that includes gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 48303/16/2015

[quote]Miss Link jumps like a young girl in love!

So, wait a minute... I thought Link's job was to TAKE the pictures? Not be in them...

by Anonymousreply 48403/16/2015

That was a pic from a trip to Argentina. Miss Link wasn't smart enough to take it off her Facebook page.

by Anonymousreply 48503/16/2015

How's this for gay?

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Grown man wearing Hollister:

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by Anonymousreply 48703/16/2015

Guuuuurl!

by Anonymousreply 48803/16/2015

He needs now to be fucked in the ass

by Anonymousreply 48903/16/2015

I'd like to meet the woman who thought Jonathan link was straight enough to marry. In 2015, everybody should have reasonable gaydar by this point unless you're just choosing to be willfully ignorant.

by Anonymousreply 49003/16/2015

What's with the cheerleading jumps at the glaciers?

Butch it up a little boys.

by Anonymousreply 49103/16/2015

I cannot get over the links of Jonathon the Cameramon at R488 and R489. There is not a gayer gay alive. And some woman married this queen.

by Anonymousreply 49203/16/2015

GLITTER BOMB!!!

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When will Aaron have his "Last Tango in Peoria"?

by Anonymousreply 49403/16/2015

Wow. Behind that beautiful face is a conman who has swindled taxpayers. So young yet so shady.

Schock owes his fate to Downton Abbey. I wonder what else will these intrepid reporters will find. The rabbit hole is getting deeper and deeper.

by Anonymousreply 49503/16/2015

He has to be on the way out. I read an article recently that said the Tea Party hate him and that they see his seat as an easy target. Plus, didn't he actively campaign against a long term Republican stalwart during a redistricting? The old guard and the new guard must hate him, but put up with him for the funds he could bring in. He's toast.

by Anonymousreply 49603/16/2015

I am in love with the Photoshop Troll who has been posting all these awesome pics in this and many other DL threads. The my little pony in the last one was perfection. J'dore.

by Anonymousreply 49703/17/2015

He's still hot as all fuck.

by Anonymousreply 49803/17/2015

We can thank DTA for bringing down this queen.

by Anonymousreply 49903/17/2015

Perfect, you couldn't write this debacle, or could you? Maybe one of DL's prodigy writers will tell us how this ends.

by Anonymousreply 50003/17/2015

R488

Are there any videos out there of Jonathon talking or moving?

by Anonymousreply 50103/17/2015

What is the deal with people jumping down there? Do a google image search on "glacier jumping Argentina" and you'll get more photos of people jumpaing down there. Strange.

by Anonymousreply 50203/17/2015

Oops! ^^^ that's "people jumping down there"

by Anonymousreply 50303/17/2015

And you're still shallow as fuck, R500. Do you really think that that matters?

by Anonymousreply 50403/17/2015

Now, this WAS interesting, and went unnoticed....

Men held for trying to rob Aaron Schock's home

Two men are being held on $70,000 bond each after they allegedly tried to rob Rep. Aaron Schock’s home. Illinois’ Peoria Journal Star reported on Monday that Derek H. Martin, 24, and Adam F. Bennett, 27, were charged with attempted residential burglary. Martin was also charged with felony possession of a firearm.

"Somebody" is looking for something...

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The home involved is rented by Schock; he is not the owner of the property.

And the home is vacant, according to the story. Is it possible that he doesn't even live in his district?

by Anonymousreply 50603/17/2015

He's truly a dumb cunt

by Anonymousreply 50703/17/2015

Done like dinner!

by Anonymousreply 50803/17/2015

[quote]Done like dinner!

Let's hope so. I mean... those of us who are gay, should hope and then celebrate the downfall of this asshole. He is on the level of a Ken Mehlman and should have it rubbed in his face daily of the horrible things that he has done and his non-support of the gay community. If you're gay and don't support gay rights that's fine, but don't vote against us, and those who are probably going to make your life easier.

by Anonymousreply 50903/17/2015

R511, if his political career goes up in flames, he'll eventually come out and all will be forgiven with the gay community once he does another airbrushed Men's Health cover shoot.

by Anonymousreply 51003/17/2015

Exactly, R511. He's an opportunist, ready to throw gay rights under the bus so he can have fancy offices and take his posse on taxpayer-funded trips. I'll be ecstatic if his ass gets thrown in jail.

by Anonymousreply 51103/17/2015

I seriously worry about everybody who finds Schock hot. Did you dry-hump your Ken dolls as a child?

by Anonymousreply 51203/17/2015

Who is the journalist that caught The Princess of Peoria in the shower soaping up a man that spilled the tea to Itay Hod?

That journo is Aaron Shock's little blue dress.

Who is that JOURNALIST!!!

by Anonymousreply 51303/17/2015

Still has his job but the Republicans are going to have two different investigation/hearings into Hilary's e-mails. They know stopping her is their first priority.

by Anonymousreply 51403/17/2015

[quote]Did you dry-hump your Ken dolls as a child?

Only when G.I. Joe was away at battle.

by Anonymousreply 51503/17/2015

[quote]if his political career goes up in flames, he'll eventually come out and all will be forgiven with the gay community

Not me! Were I to see Ken Mehlman on the street it would take every pore in my body to stop me from beating the shit out him. Simply disgusting people.

[quote] I'll be ecstatic if his ass gets thrown in jail.

and I'll be ecstatic if I hear that his ass needs to be operated upon because of all the anal fissures he'll have...

by Anonymousreply 51603/17/2015

His pecs err tits are nice but he's totes a awg.

by Anonymousreply 51703/17/2015

[quote]he'll eventually come out and all will be forgiven with the gay community once he does another airbrushed Men's Health cover shoot.

Oh shut the fuck up you cynical homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 51803/17/2015

[quote]Behind that beautiful face is a conman

Beautiful face? Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 51903/17/2015

Amongst his 'crusty old white guy' peers, yes.

by Anonymousreply 52003/17/2015

Queue the "Jaws" music...

Durbin on Schock: 'Investigation needs to play out'

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told reporters Monday that the continuing controversies over Rep. Aaron Schock’s spending of taxpayer money on questionable travel and office decor are “very serious.”

However, Durbin said after a speech at the 1871 tech hub that he would not pre-judge whether Schock is culpable, and that he also did not comment on former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. when “similar charges were leveled.” “The investigation needs to play out,” Durbin said.

He noted that the U.S. House Ethics Committee is considering the situation.

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Actually I'm a gay man, R520. You're right about the cynical part though. I hope Schock would never be forgiven, but I won't be surprised when it happens.

by Anonymousreply 52203/17/2015

[quote]Were I to see Ken Mehlman on the street it would take every pore in my body to stop me from beating the shit out him. Simply disgusting people.

Ken Mehlman says that people spit on him. I was thrilled to hear that. This sniveling little grifter deserves the same.

by Anonymousreply 52303/17/2015

My gnards!

by Anonymousreply 52403/17/2015

[quote]I hope Schock would never be forgiven, but I won't be surprised when it happens.

Please provide an example of a closeted, anti-gay politician who was later "forgiven" by the gay community. Any one. Even Jim McGreevey, a Democrat who wasn't particularly anti-gay, is still shunned.

You are a cynic and you seem to have some issues with trusting and supporting your fellow gays and lesbians. Why is that?

by Anonymousreply 52503/17/2015

[quote]#MCHammermeetKrissKross #iceicebaby

His hashtags for his glacier photo. Is this what passes for wit in Peoria? Why does he even think people will recall musical acts from the early '90s?

[quote]Those expenses included a $73,000 payment for the purchase of a Chevrolet Tahoe, according to a report Monday in the Chicago Sun Times. The newspaper said the campaign expense for the Tahoe purchase is allowed under federal rules but questioned Schock's self-reimbursement of $1,218 for mileage.

Wow. This is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. He's reimbursing himself for mileage on a vehicle that was purchased with donations to his campaign. His infractions range from large to incredibly petty.

by Anonymousreply 52603/17/2015

JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL JAIL

by Anonymousreply 52703/17/2015

There is no excuse to buy a $75K Chevy Tahoe. They start at $45K. What the fuck did he need in the car that's not included in the base price? 4 wheel drive for driving off road? In fucking Illinois? Chrome trim? Who's looking at what car brings their congressman around?

If I were in IL, I'd be pissed off my taxpayer dollars were being used for such garbage. His life needs to be ruined...no other opportunities: he doesn't have a good education, he's a faux real estate connoisseur/businessman. He deserves public torture, burn at the stake bitch!

by Anonymousreply 52803/17/2015

I picture him crying alone in his lavish red Downton Abbey office as the guillotine comes down.

by Anonymousreply 52903/17/2015

Now if only he were outed too. That would be even more hilarious! Keep it coming!

by Anonymousreply 53003/17/2015

R527, did I say that it's happened before? No, I just said I wouldn't be surprised if it did.

And why am I cynical about supporting my fellow gays and lesbians? Ha, you're new here, aren't you?

by Anonymousreply 53103/17/2015

Funny…I was just thinking yesterday about how easy he'd be to rob since he's always broadcasting on Instagram when he's not home.

by Anonymousreply 53203/17/2015

The thing about the robbery is if it was a "robbery" or if it was a "ROBBERY"? Somebody just might be looking for information to either blow him out of the water, or to get the next big scoop.

by Anonymousreply 53303/17/2015

It was a robbery robbery.

by Anonymousreply 53403/17/2015

From the article, it appears no one was home, which makes it technically a burglary. I think robbery is pretty much universally defined as the use or threat of force against a person for the purpose of stealing property.

by Anonymousreply 53503/17/2015

I love how Schock reported an expense of $3K for "software" purchase when in fact it was part of a payment for a flight on a software executive's private plane. This guy is going out of his way to be crooked.

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And the software exec isn't even covering for Schock which I LOVE. She's on her own.

by Anonymousreply 53703/17/2015

Cotton/Schock 2016: "Serving the People from Top to Bottom"

by Anonymousreply 53803/17/2015

Is there any chance someone could start an Official Cockgobbler Going Down In Flames thread so we have one place to keep track of all of the investigations about The Princess of Peoria?

by Anonymousreply 53903/17/2015

R528 the best part is that he's got his 90's acts mixed up.

by Anonymousreply 54003/17/2015

Oh gosh, R541! Aren't there like a thousand threads about him? Once this one ends, if it does end, just choose one of those many others.

by Anonymousreply 54103/17/2015

[quote][R527], did I say that it's happened before? No, I just said I wouldn't be surprised if it did.

But why? Why are you so certain it would? Why do you cast all gay people as shallow, amoral and duplicitous?

[quote]And why am I cynical about supporting my fellow gays and lesbians?

You're asking me this? That's what I'm asking you. See above.

[quote]Ha, you're new here, aren't you?

I've been posting here for 15 years. Where were you 15 years ago? Grade school?

by Anonymousreply 54203/17/2015

The real kicker r528 is that he billed for mileage driven during a time when he wasn't even in the country. This guy is shady.

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What would the appropriate subreddit be for posting fun pics of Aaron & his bf? I've never posted there before and don't want to F it up.

by Anonymousreply 54403/17/2015

R544, I don't care enough to engage with you anymore, but it does concern me to think I upset you so with an innocuous comment on the internet that you felt the need to break it down and respond to each sentence. I hate to imagine the difficulties you encounter in daily life and I pity you.

by Anonymousreply 54503/17/2015

TWITTER REPORTING HE'S RESIGNED!!!

by Anonymousreply 54603/17/2015

Gone Girl.

by Anonymousreply 54703/17/2015

Aaron Schock has resigned. Someone might want to create a thread for this breaking news.

by Anonymousreply 54803/17/2015

ROFL at R549!!!!

by Anonymousreply 54903/17/2015

Can you provide a link?

by Anonymousreply 55003/17/2015

link

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resignation

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by Anonymousreply 55203/17/2015

HOLY SHIT!!!! IT'S TRUE!!!!

by Anonymousreply 55303/17/2015

She's on the run! The shit was probably going to hit the fan so he hightailed it out of there.

by Anonymousreply 55403/17/2015

[quote]She's on the run! The shit was probably going to hit the fan so he hightailed it out of there.

Yup! ...and others were going down with her too!

by Anonymousreply 55503/17/2015

WOW.

by Anonymousreply 55603/17/2015

Lock her up.

by Anonymousreply 55703/17/2015

He's probably pilfering his Downton Abbey suite as we speak. Hiding feathers in his briefcase, etc.

by Anonymousreply 55803/17/2015

Somebody SLAP her!

by Anonymousreply 55903/17/2015

It sounds like they were two vehicles, R545 -- his personal car for which he received reimbursements when he was out of DC, IL, or the country and the Tahoe purchased by the campaign. I can't imagine that Schock himself was gassing up and driving the campaign car or that he was handing his credit cards to staff.

As for the "Where's the PR?" question, it sounds like none or few of his staff knew exactly what the Princess was up to. They can't answer questions if the don't know WTF is up

This thread has provided the most fantastic schadenfreude I've ever experienced.

by Anonymousreply 56003/17/2015

He went down a hell of a lot faster than Jesse Jackson, Jr. At least Jr. had the minor "excuse" that he was bipolar self-medicating with alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 56103/17/2015

There must be criminal charges pending if he's resigning without a fight before the investigation has released anything.

This is seriously delicious.

by Anonymousreply 56203/17/2015

CONFISCATE THE PASSPORT!!!

IS THE FAT GAL SINGING???

(Clutching pearls...)

WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE, DAMN IT?

WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE!!!

FOR GOD'S SAKE, WHERE ARE THE PR PEOPLE????

by Anonymousreply 56303/17/2015

So what did he do with the extra $300K he got from the mortgage over the $300K value of the property?

by Anonymousreply 56403/17/2015

He shoved it up his heinie

by Anonymousreply 56503/17/2015

R565, will you please take your meds and shut up? Your all-caps PR people shtick is not nearly as amusing as you imagine.

by Anonymousreply 56603/17/2015

BREAKING!!!!!

I've just been informed Schock is to resign over the spending scandals!!

We need links ASAP!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 56703/17/2015

SHOCKING26 minutes ago

Big Spender Aaron Schock Leaves Congress

Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois will resign from Congress following weeks of scandalous stories about how he and his office spent tax dollars on everything from a Downton Abbey-themed office renovation to mileage reimbursements. "Today, I am announcing my resignation as a Member of the United States House of Representatives effective March 31,” Schock said in a statement. "The constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distration that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself."

by Anonymousreply 56803/17/2015

link

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Image:

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by Anonymousreply 57003/17/2015

Somebody SLAP her!

by Anonymousreply 57103/17/2015

Someone create a thread with ideas for headlines

PRINCESS OF PEORIA PULLS OUT

DONETON ABBEY

by Anonymousreply 57203/17/2015

...and all I ever wanted was a pretty place to work.

by Anonymousreply 57303/17/2015

Where are the people in these threads who said that nothing would happen to him??????

HA!

by Anonymousreply 57403/17/2015

[quote]the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself."

Thay's hysterical!!!!!!!!!!!! His standards = graft

by Anonymousreply 57503/17/2015

HA-HA!!! FaceBooK

-Jim Ocelot Allen BYE, FELICIA!

-Robin Mohn Wow. So much for giving the next generation the benefit of the doubt. U turned out to be just like the rest. Buuubye!

-Sylvan Swanson “I have always sought to do what’s best for my constituents and I thank them for the opportunity to serve.”

Translation:

“I have always sought to do what’s best for me, because screw the American people, and I thank my naïve constituents for the opportunity to bilk them out of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer's dollars.”

-Nathan Idais Later. On the upside--you can come out now.

by Anonymousreply 57603/17/2015

Was Jonathan at the resignation ceremony doing his job and taking pictures?

by Anonymousreply 57703/17/2015

If he resigns, does that mean he won't face any charges?

by Anonymousreply 57803/17/2015

MSNBC is reporting that he was reimbursed for over 150K miles on his vehicle when it only had 81K on it. Jesus H. Christ.

by Anonymousreply 57903/17/2015

[quote]Was Jonathan at the resignation ceremony doing his job and taking pictures?

Or was he standing loyally by his man, like all those politician's wives do afetr their husbands are caught with pants down or hands in cookie jar.

by Anonymousreply 58003/17/2015

Mmm, cookies.

by Anonymousreply 58103/17/2015

Does he get to keep the car?

Does he get to keep all the properties he got through graft?

Will Jonathon move to Peoria to live with Aaron?

Will they furnish the vacant house with a Downton Abbey theme?

by Anonymousreply 58203/17/2015

[quote]Or was he standing loyally by his man, like all those politician's wives do afetr their husbands are caught with pants down or hands in cookie jar.

Nooo, child! There's no money. A couple of million, (of which he is going to have to pay lawyers), isn't enough. He's heading back to Dallas to beg for Kristen's forgiveness.

by Anonymousreply 58303/17/2015

Of course not, R580. If he broke the law he'll be indicted and convicted. Resigning a congressional seat doesn't offer one impunity from punishment.

by Anonymousreply 58403/17/2015

[quote]He's probably pilfering his Downton Abbey suite as we speak.

But it's only thrift store junk!

by Anonymousreply 58503/17/2015

Ahhhh, now a wedding and a LONG HONEYMOON.

by Anonymousreply 58603/17/2015

A VERY good day for gay people!!! A VERY good day indeed...

by Anonymousreply 58703/17/2015

Gone with the wind!

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by Anonymousreply 58803/17/2015

Is there a joyous equivalent to the "Princess Diana Scream?"

by Anonymousreply 58903/17/2015

Will he be moving away from his new best friend?

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by Anonymousreply 59003/17/2015

Rainbowboi doesn't find a pot of gold on St. Patrick's Day.

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by Anonymousreply 59103/17/2015

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by Anonymousreply 59203/17/2015

[quote] MSNBC is reporting that he was reimbursed for over 150K miles on his vehicle when it only had 81K on it

A mere arithmetic error

by Anonymousreply 59303/17/2015

Well for those of you who were wondering how big his sausage is, I think you'll find your answer at r592's link.

by Anonymousreply 59403/17/2015

It's not like he's a top anyway. Might as well have a vagina.

by Anonymousreply 59503/17/2015

And so farewell to a fun thread. Nice work, everyone.

by Anonymousreply 59603/17/2015

Good work, boys & girls!!! Trust me, this tread was being pumped to the media as we went along...

by Anonymousreply 59703/17/2015

See you all in this thread (the official BREAKING thread)

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by Anonymousreply 59803/17/2015

CHEERS!!!

by Anonymousreply 59903/17/2015

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by Anonymousreply 60003/17/2015

It's the end of a dynasty.

Poor Miss Schock was thrown in the proverbial duck pond and got his Nolan Miller gown wet :(

by Anonymousreply 60103/17/2015
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