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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:43 PM

Darryl ISSA. I'll start. I hate his f-ing guts.




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Issa is a self-made millionaire with a net worth estimated between $220 and $448 million, making him one of the wealthiest members of Congress. He was a major contributor to the 2003 recall election of Governor Gray Davis. ....

Issa dropped out of high school, and on his 17th birthday he enlisted for three years in the Army. He became an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, trained to defuse bombs, having been inspired by a movie about such soldiers during World War II. He claimed his unit provided security for President Richard Nixon, sweeping stadiums for bombs prior to games in the 1971 World Series, and that he received the highest approval ratings during his service. However, a 1998 investigation by the San Francisco Examiner found these claims were not true, since Nixon had not attended any of that year's World Series games. The investigation also discovered that Issa was actually transferred to a supply depot after he received an unsatisfactory evaluation. According to Issa, the Examiner reporter had misunderstood an anecdote he had related. A fellow soldier, Jay Bergey, claimed that Issa stole his Dodge Charger in 1971, when they were serving together. The day after he confronted Issa, the car was found abandoned on a nearby expressway. Asked about this in 2011, Issa denied it and suggested it was possible that other soldiers stole the car or that Bergey, who he claims had a drinking problem, had abandoned it himself while intoxicated."

After receiving a hardship discharge in 1972, following his father's heart attack, Issa earned his General Educational Development (GED) certificate and began taking classes at Siena Heights University, a small Catholic college in Adrian, Michigan. He continued his military service by joining in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)." Twice that year he was arrested, once for alleged theft of a Maserati, which Issa says was a case of mistaken identity and the charge for which was dismissed. In another incident, he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and a police officer noticed a firearm in his glove compartment. Issa was charged with carrying a concealed weapon; he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, and was sentenced to six months' probation and a small fine. Issa has said he believes the record has since been expunged. ....

Gubernatorial recall
Issa came to national prominence when he contributed over $1.6 million to help fund a signature-gathering drive for the petition to recall Gray Davis. At the time he made the contribution, it was widely believed that Issa intended to place himself on the ballot to replace Davis. However, following the entrance of fellow Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger into the race, two days before the filing deadline, Issa announced that he would not run. Issa later said that his mission had been accomplished since Davis was recalled and he wanted to continue representing his district in Congress and work towards Middle East peace. At one point in the campaign he suggested that people should vote against recalling Davis unless one of the two leading Republican contenders dropped out, concerned that Schwarzenegger and fellow Republican Tom McClintock would split votes, resulting in Democratic lieutenant governor Cruz Bustamante taking over as Davis' successor. Issa endorsed Schwarzenegger in the election. ....


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Reply Darryl ISSA. I'll start. I hate his f-ing guts. (Original post)
UTUSN Jun 2012 OP
vanlassie Jun 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Jun 2012 #2
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #3
sam8131 Jun 2012 #9
rufus dog Jun 2012 #10
madamesilverspurs Jun 2012 #4
DinahMoeHum Jun 2012 #5
Loudly Jun 2012 #6
cascadiance Jun 2012 #7
sam8131 Jun 2012 #8
rufus dog Jun 2012 #11

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:48 PM

1. Asshat. Serious F-ing Asshat.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:49 PM

2. Proof that you don't have to be a psychopath to get rich

But sometimes it helps.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:50 PM

3. He's got that typical pinched puckered constipated look that is de rigueur for a Republican to have

Look at a Republican's face and you know what their ass looks like. They spend hours a day holding a hand mirror up to their ass and looking at it in a facing mirror to imitate it with their face. It captures that Republican aesthetic of beauty so cherished by their supporters. Mitch McConnell is a good example, minus the nose.

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Response to sam8131 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:32 AM

10. early for a pizza on the west coast

but enjoy.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:59 PM

4. He's making the whole party look stupid.

Oh, wait.


Nevermind.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:02 PM

5. Guy's a dildo.

n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:33 PM

6. Issa is a wonderful argument why confiscation of wealth should be considered.

 

If it causes him to flee the county, then first pay your exit tax you incredible shithead.

That being said, Holder did not shut down guns in America as I had hoped.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 08:11 AM

7. Issa's brother IS a convicted car thief, and Issa was lucky not to be convicted with him...

And he was also arguably an arsonist in an insurance fraud scam for a building of the company he owned...

More details here along with other wrongdoing details by him...

(Don't click on this link - disabling it as someone reported it had a virus in it)
www.talkdemocrat.com/showthread.php?20650-darrell-issa-car-thief-arsonist-scam-artist-now-in-charge-of-investigating-president-obama

One thing that this article missed is how Issa was stopped for speeding and claimed he shouldn't have been stopped because the cop "didn't have the authority to pull him over" even though he was caught going 90 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

http://jillianbarclay.hubpages.com/hub/Did-Darrell-Issa-Or-His-Staff-Scrub-Wikipedia-He-Says-It-Is-A-Full-Time-Job

This man is SCUM!!

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:24 AM

8. serious stuff

 

90 in a 65, thats really serious. Thank God he wasn't doing ckoe at the time. Or practicing his bowing techniques in the mirror.

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:46 AM

11. FYI - I got a trojan virus warning on that first link posted

in the process of clean up.

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