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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

What the hell is in their water?

By JP Bender

I think the United States EPA should launch an immediate investigation into the content of the drinking waster for the residents of the state of New York. At a minimum the EPA should issue a written advisory warning to all elected officials to drink only bottled water from adjoining states.

The recent history of damage is clear and the present danger requires such a written warning. It has affected the following to the point of concern:
Elliot Spitzer served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the wake of the exposure of his involvement as a client in a high-priced prostitution ring. Prior to being elected governor, Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General. He currently is a political entertainer and is the co-host of In the Arena (previously Parker Spitzer), a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on the CNN cable network,
Congressman Eric Massa (Tickle Me Elmo) resigned, after claiming he was forced out by Obama’s White House former Chief of Staff (and now Mayor of Chicago) Rahm Emanuel, because he refused to vote for Obamacare. Massa also claimed that he had knowledge of corruption in the Democratic Party concerning the way they were trying to pass the horrid Healthcare bill. On top of that, the Congressional Ethics Committee’s investigation of inappropriate behavior in relation to allegations of sexual harassment toward three of Massa’s male congressional staffers. He soon became known as the “Tickle Me Elmo” member of congress.
Congressman Chris Lee, from New York’s 26th Congressional district, also must have sipped some of that same water. On February 9, 2011, Lee was found to have been responding to a personal ad from a woman on Craigslist. Claiming to be a 39-year-old divorced lobbyist but using his real name, he used a Google Gmail account to send her a shirtless photo taken with his Blackberry phone.The female recipient searched his name, discovered he was a married Congressman, and turned over her email correspondence to the New York news blog Gawker. After confirming the facts, Gawker published its exposé on February 9, 2011.

Lee resigned from office the same day.He also issued a statement of apology, saying, “I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents.... I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.”

Speaking of asking for forgiveness and promising to work hard, we have the embattled Congressman Anthony Weiner, who now admits to posting lewd photos of himself on Twitter. Weiner also said he engaged in several inappropriate conversations with more than six others. He lied to his wife, lied to the news media, and lied to members of congress. After trying (lying) to do damage control, he was forced to admit that Weiner’s wiener was a real photo. Of course, being a member of Congress, he is quite adept at lying.

Oddly enough, the congressman should be thrown out of office due to his ridiculously over-inflated sense of self-importance. His precious bruised ego notwithstanding, Congress should throw him out – immediately. Weiner must have had a full gallon of this water.

Warning to all who travel to New York – DO NOT DRINK THEIR WATER.

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