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Shamelessness without limits

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Obsessions, obsessions....

Oh, the fascinating life of the shameless.  Or, as Cubans would say, "los descara'os"

Here at Babalu we delight in following the escapades of the Castro Royal Family and all of its vassals and lackeys.  One of the Royal Family's staunchest supporters in Washington D.C. is U.S. Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), a hyper-descara'o who was censured by his peers for engaging in several shady enterprises and corrupt deals.

Well, Charlie is not taking his censure lightly.   Following the code of conduct of all descara'os, he is now suing John Boehner and the House of Representatives for wrongful censure, or something like that.

These human beings tend to live charmed lives, or so it seems.  They float above the rest of us, getting away with murder -- even getting re-elected with an 85-point margin after being caught red-handed with their hands in the till.

They sleep peacefully, secure in their superhuman status.  And they love to laugh at us, too.  And... funny thing.... all of these descara'os seem to form strong friendships with one another.

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Rep. Rangel sues Boehner to overturn House censure

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel is suing Speaker John Boehner and six other lawmakers, alleging problems with the House ethics investigation that led to his censure in 2010.

In a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, the New York Democrat alleges "numerous, flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights.

Rangel, 82, seeks to overturn the censure and says in the court papers that he suffers "irreparable harm that cannot be compensated by money damages."

Rangel's office referred questions to his attorney, Jay Goldberg, who did not return a phone call seeking comment.

The lawsuit names Boehner; Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who was chairwoman of the House ethics committee at the time of the censure; and other committee members and staff. The congressman alleges that evidence was withheld by the committee staff.

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4 comments to Shamelessness without limits

  • asombra

    Limits are for chumps. Rangel is the inevitable result of enabling BS artists till they believe they’re legit, or act like it. I find him far less objectionable than those who see fit to put such a creature in Congress and keep it there long enough to become a fixture. Needless to say, he's hardly an isolated or unusual case, and if someone like that is given an inch, he or she will absolutely take several yards (at least). Politicians are not the main problem; voters are. But I will say this for Shady Charlie: he couldn't look more like an operator if he tried, so it's not like he's even remotely subtle. If he's allowed to operate, as he has been for so long, what else can one possibly expect besides what he's done and intends to keep doing? And he's not only shameless but aggressively insolent, because he has very good reason to believe he can get away with it--which is not his fault. When you see him laughing or smirking, don't bother asking what's so funny, because WE are the joke, or certainly the butt of it.

  • asombra

    Oh, and love the red hanky and matching tie thing. Total class.

  • asombra

    As for the top photo, if you saw a maniacal-looking white man in a beard and military fatigues gesticulating and talking wildly in a black church, wouldn't you find it a total hoot? Charlie evidently did.

  • asombra

    Caption for beach pic: "Working hard as always, but can't always be a fashion plate."