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Old 03-01-2013, 06:43 PM
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Good 'Ol J. Jackson Jr......

I was just speaking to someone about buying a new watch and he advised me to wait until the US Marshal's Service auctions off Jessie Jackson Jr.'s stuff. I had been thinking about Ebay, but the Fed's need the money.

I don't have the full list, but I will watch for it and post a link when and if it comes up.

I think he paid $46,000 for his Rolex, so for that kind of money it had better work!


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Old 03-01-2013, 08:07 PM
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I got mine at Target for twenty bucks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:16 PM
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I got mine at Target for twenty bucks.
Shoot. I got taken. Paid 25 at WalMart 5 years ago. If I had a bazillion dollars I wouldn't pay over a hundred for a goddammed watch.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:37 PM
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Never understood watches. My mom would always give me a watch, every other year a new watch. Nice ones, of the designer type. Once I asked her if she had ever seen me wearing one...from than on it was a nice lighter every year; even that I had quit smoking for a good five years...
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:35 PM
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I have a few watches for different situations. I normally wear a cheap Seiko 5 which I have had for about 25 years. It is solid as a rock and is my wrecking yard watch. My regular 'wearing' watch is an Eterna which keeps really good time when you consider it is about 45 years old.

I also have a number of dress watches I wear depending on who I am going to be with. In the circles I move in some people put a lot of stock into what you wear.

Now that I am retired I am considered one of the best dressed bums at the coffee shop. Since I could not show up for work wearing anything less than the best I still have a closet full of $350 shirts. I don't see any reason to just let them hang there.

But anyway..... The original comment I made on this had to do with the weird stuff Jackson Jr. bought with the money he skimmed off from his election funds. All of that stuff will be auctioned off, and it will be interesting to see what it goes for. Since I posted the comment earlier I have talked to a Republican Rep who said he knew someone who was going to bid big on some stuff just so they could flash around Jackson Jr.'s stuff.

I hope they do. The Feds need the money!
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:53 AM
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Now that I am retired I am considered one of the best dressed bums at the coffee shop. Since I could not show up for work wearing anything less than the best I still have a closet full of $350 shirts. I don't see any reason to just let them hang there.
$350 for a shirt? That must be really nice. The most I've paid for a shirt is about 30 quid, or 50 dollars in American money. It's from Scuderia Ferrari and looks pretty cool.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:36 AM
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I think the most i ever paid for a shirt was my first hawaian which has lovely woodie cars on it. I bought it for myself on my 50th bd and wear it sparingly so its still pretty fresh. I think I may have paid as much as 60 for it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:10 AM
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I have a few watches for different situations. I normally wear a cheap Seiko 5 which I have had for about 25 years. It is solid as a rock and is my wrecking yard watch. My regular 'wearing' watch is an Eterna which keeps really good time when you consider it is about 45 years old.

I also have a number of dress watches I wear depending on who I am going to be with. In the circles I move in some people put a lot of stock into what you wear.

Now that I am retired I am considered one of the best dressed bums at the coffee shop. Since I could not show up for work wearing anything less than the best I still have a closet full of $350 shirts. I don't see any reason to just let them hang there.
But anyway..... The original comment I made on this had to do with the weird stuff Jackson Jr. bought with the money he skimmed off from his election funds. All of that stuff will be auctioned off, and it will be interesting to see what it goes for. Since I posted the comment earlier I have talked to a Republican Rep who said he knew someone who was going to bid big on some stuff just so they could flash around Jackson Jr.'s stuff.

I hope they do. The Feds need the money!
As well you should. Good taste never goes out of style.


...back to JJ JR, didn't the missus plead guilty to income tax evasion and draw jail time too?
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:16 AM
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I remember thinking when all this hoo ha came out about him having mental problems etc that it was a bit odd. I suppose it was all smoke to cover his wrongdoing.

There is an attitude among many people that anybody who is successful is cheating on things like taxes and so forth as a matter of "good" business. The trouble with this attitude is that it makes too many people think its "OK" to cheat (morally).

The truth is that most successful people are successful because they have worked hard and wisely to be successful, and that they have done so their whole life and have not made a "big" score all at once but have gradually built it up over a lifetime.

Unfortunately the cheaters get the headlines though so it promotes the stereotype of cheating being the norm.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:39 AM
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I remember thinking when all this hoo ha came out about him having mental problems etc that it was a bit odd. I suppose it was all smoke to cover his wrongdoing.

There is an attitude among many people that anybody who is successful is cheating on things like taxes and so forth as a matter of "good" business. The trouble with this attitude is that it makes too many people think its "OK" to cheat (morally).

The truth is that most successful people are successful because they have worked hard and wisely to be successful, and that they have done so their whole life and have not made a "big" score all at once but have gradually built it up over a lifetime.

Unfortunately the cheaters get the headlines though so it promotes the stereotype of cheating being the norm.
What would be a great news story is if and when they ever find an honest politician from Chicago IL . The mental health issue he is hiding behind is not to cover up a "big" score all at once, but over three quarters of a "million" over seven years, and his wife has admitted to six years of filing false tax returns. That is what i would call a career thief. I have not heard yet if I am still going to have to pay for his life time pension, being that he will go to a federal prison I will be paying to house and feed them. And the best part is that if he could run for the same congressional district while in the sh#$%$#@! he would get 80% of the vote of which there is about 15% voter turnout in that district.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:26 PM
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What would be a great news story is if and when they ever find an honest politician from Chicago IL . The mental health issue he is hiding behind is not to cover up a "big" score all at once, but over three quarters of a "million" over seven years, and his wife has admitted to six years of filing false tax returns. That is what i would call a career thief. I have not heard yet if I am still going to have to pay for his life time pension, being that he will go to a federal prison I will be paying to house and feed them. And the best part is that if he could run for the same congressional district while in the sh#$%$#@! he would get 80% of the vote of which there is about 15% voter turnout in that district.
Charlie Rangel was censured in 2010. Was re-elected in Nov.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:30 PM
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Doesn't look good for Sr. that Jr. has turned out to be such a flake. It is true that blacks have been abused for years by the totality of life in the new world but Sr. focused perhaps too much on the past, looking for everything to be made right somehow.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:19 PM
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What would be a great news story is if and when they ever find an honest politician from Chicago IL . The mental health issue he is hiding behind is not to cover up a "big" score all at once, but over three quarters of a "million" over seven years, and his wife has admitted to six years of filing false tax returns. That is what i would call a career thief. I have not heard yet if I am still going to have to pay for his life time pension, being that he will go to a federal prison I will be paying to house and feed them. And the best part is that if he could run for the same congressional district while in the sh#$%$#@! he would get 80% of the vote of which there is about 15% voter turnout in that district.
Obama is clean.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:36 PM
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Obama is clean.
Wasn't there something a bit unusal surrounding his purchase of his home?
A sweetheart deal of some sort?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:36 PM
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I have not heard anything about that.

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