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Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill
Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel

Posted on 10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by katiedidit1

The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband:

Read on.

Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me up against the wall & I hit my head & back & he bruised my arms by pinching me.

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1 posted on 10/20/2012 7:20:02 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

VOTE HER OUT!

GO AKIN!!!!


2 posted on 10/20/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: katiedidit1; Evil Slayer; Optimist; liberty_lvr; YOMO; elephant

Was researching McCaskill’s husband in regards to Levin’s radio show and came across this article. IF this is true about McCaskill’s husband..it certainly dwarfs Akin’s gaffe.

ES..will you ping this article.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 7:23:40 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: onyx
Joseph Shepherd is Claire McCaskill’s husband..this article is really sordid..why hasn't this ever been brought up by the media?

“As distasteful and appalling as that is, it’s nothing compared to what Mrs. Shepard told police, and the Saint Louis Family Court, that she had endured from her husband in the past. Once again, from the police report:

He has tripped me, hit me before (police were called by my daughter), punched my cancer breast, peed on me, pushed me down and slapped me. He now threatens that everything I have is his and I will end up in his low-income housing and he wants to take my things.

This is absolutely appalling, to say the least; the only good that can be said is that Mrs. Shepard was finally able to escape her marriage to the man now responsible for Claire McCaskill’s “values.”

4 posted on 10/20/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1; seekthetruth

Unbelievable!!!!!! Claire McCaskill has to go!


5 posted on 10/20/2012 7:32:24 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1

It’s a shame the GOPe bailed on Akin.... When clearly this libtard was on the ropes....at the time....

Bunch of spineless ball less feckless dip chits....

We need every Senate seat....and hopefully they didn’t throw this one away...


6 posted on 10/20/2012 7:34:43 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: katiedidit1; onyx

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947021/posts

lotta dirt here with this woman.

She chooses some losers. At least this one is rich...


7 posted on 10/20/2012 7:38:15 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks katiedidit1. Buh-bye, McCaskill.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: katiedidit1

Why is she called Claire McCaskill. She has been married twice and took neither mans last name?

If this Shepard is such a great guy, why doesn’t she call herself Mrs. Shepard? Sounds to me like she loves herself more than either husband.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: katiedidit1

The lamestream covers for all democrats.

I am praying for AKIN.

MAYBE he can get this OUT.

mo voters need to know the truth about their “senator.”


10 posted on 10/20/2012 7:44:39 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: One Name

Saw that One Name but I never knew that Claire’s current husband beat his ex wife. Link includes the police report or that he was a major slum lord.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 7:45:08 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: One Name

Saw that One Name but I never knew that Claire’s current husband beat his ex wife. Link includes the police report or that he was a major slum lord.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 7:45:20 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: One Name; katiedidit1

Thank you very much!

GO AKIN!

MAYBE NEWT can tell Greta all about this information?


13 posted on 10/20/2012 7:45:58 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: katiedidit1; onyx

Claire has grubbed her way up, using her positions to counteract the slime effect.

Worked her way into a jet she forgot to pay taxes on.

I remember when her first hubby got popped on the riverboat.

When she endorsed Obama in 2008 she sealed her fate- remember how bad the home forums went? Missourians AIN’T NO PUNKS.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 7:54:29 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name; katiedidit1

She needs exposing, big time!


15 posted on 10/20/2012 7:56:22 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Just tweeted it all over and posted it on facebook..do hope it gets some results.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1

The article won’t even come up for me. Hmmm.....


17 posted on 10/20/2012 8:20:00 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: peggybac

Did you hit refresh? it comes up:)


18 posted on 10/20/2012 8:34:36 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1

“Saw that One Name but I never knew that Claire’s current husband beat his ex wife. Link includes the police report or that he was a major slum lord”....that SOB’ll prolly beat and urinate on Claire if she loses.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 8:59:04 PM PDT by stickywillie (stanley ann went black, & never came back)
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To: peggybac
peggybac, some of the article on Joseph Shepherd (Claire McCaskill’s husband)
SHEPARD’S UNPRINCIPLED PAST DOES NOT STOP with simple spousal assault. A millionaire businessman who is a director, board member or officer in 18 corporations, he has personally financed McCaskill’s political career, including providing $1.6 million in the primary phase of her 2004 run for Governor (in which she ousted the Democrat incumbent). According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Shepard’s business history reveals a man who has made his fortune off of taxpayer dollars, by “aggressively [seeking] public subsidies” and reaping spectacular financial reward from rural, low-income housing.

Over 30 years, Shepard became a a slumlord, amassing “a housing empire that, at one point, included nearly 10,000 apartments in 23 states.”

Why low-income housing? Because it is lucrative for extremely wealthy investors, like Shepard, who seek to shield their money from taxation through write offs – and in low-income housing, investors can “write off more money than a project produces, thus claiming a net loss for tax purposes.”

As a result, Shepard's interest in 175 companies is valued at less than $1,000, and he has a stake in 192 companies which supposedly generate less than $201 in annual income.

As State Auditor, McCaskill claims that she has complied with disclosure laws; however, it would be very difficult for an ordinary person to amass a net worth totaling between $13 million and more than $30 million, the couple’s wealth according to a statement she filed with the Senate, on just $201 per month.

There is also the issue of nursing homes – an industry which McCaskill promised to clean up when running for Auditor in 1998. The Missouri State Auditor is responsible for auditing the Department of Health and Senior Services, which regulates the state's nursing home system; Shepard, as luck would have it, happened to own six such businesses. A wife, in charge of auditing an industry in which her husband is a prominent business owner? Sounds like a conflict of interest – unless you’re Claire McCaskill, that is.

When the subject was broached during her 2004 gubernatorial campaign, McCaskill brushed off the idea of conflict of interest by saying that her husband was out of the nursing home business. However, records show he still received $3 million in rent from nursing home companies that year.

Not only that, several of the nursing homes Shepard had operated were repeatedly cited for deficiencies by inspectors or sued with allegations of poor care, sexual abuse or wrongful death at the time of his management. Still no conflict of interest with his wife handling the audit.

Rather, McCaskill maintains that her audit of the industry did not overlap with any period of time when her husband operated nursing homes. Unfortunately, beyond the world of semantics, that’s just not true, as Joseph Shepard still owns the buildings that contain the nursing homes. No word on what McCaskill’s next Houdini-like attempt to escape the facts of this matter will include.

The conflict of interest in McCaskill’s personal and professional dealings with Shepard’s businesses has the potential only to increase should she be elected to the Senate. As the USDA handles low income housing issues, a Senator McCaskill would be in a position to help her husband's slums even more.

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WHETHER OR NOT CLAIRE MCCASKILL KNEW all of the grisly details about her current husband’s sordid and repugnant past when she married him, she is clearly displaying a trend of extremely poor – at best – judgment regarding whom she chooses to associate with, and in what capacity.

20 posted on 10/20/2012 9:21:55 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1

Liberals are obviously hoping that “wingnuts” will beat up on her for being a battered spouse, and they will sing “oh, blame the victim, blame the victim” if they do.

The substantive scandal about her is not that; it’s her collusion with these bully boy husbands in political corruption.


21 posted on 10/20/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: katiedidit1

She’s a really nice one, isn’t she?

Claire must go!


22 posted on 10/20/2012 9:36:42 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: katiedidit1

Thanks so much. After about 5 minutes it finally appeared.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 10:53:36 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: katiedidit1

Well, well, well. Now isn’t this a very tasty morsel.

Thanks for posting.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 4:39:45 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: Admin Moderator

Would you please consider moving this thread to front page? Very relevant and I’ve not seen it discussed elsewhere.


25 posted on 10/21/2012 4:41:43 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: katiedidit1
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Shepard’s business history reveals a man who has made his fortune off of taxpayer dollars, by “aggressively [seeking] public subsidies” and reaping spectacular financial reward from rural, low-income housing.

Oh yeh -- oh yeh -- but McCaskill is so downset against those bad earmarks.

26 posted on 10/21/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: katiedidit1
As an amusing aside...David Esposito (Clair's first hubby) supposedly dropped a lit joint from second floor casino onto a KCPD narc. This is never a good thing and led to his immediate arrest.

A not so amusing aside is his murder. Shot in a vehicle and tossed out in front of a day care. Not long after Claire announced her Senate run (Dec. 2005). Esposito had become a liability and so perhaps he got "Arkancided?" Shades of Billary...

27 posted on 10/21/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: donozark; katiedidit1

I wonder if that had anything to do with this story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1688423/posts


28 posted on 10/21/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

The media squelched this thing from day one. Perhaps the powers to be recognized the threat Esposito’s “past” posed to the Dems capturing the Senate seat and took care of the “problem” without Claire’s knowledge?


29 posted on 10/21/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: donozark

She knows how to pick em!


30 posted on 10/21/2012 11:50:33 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Uncle Chip
Certainly related. Lots of controversy swirling around McCaskill but everyone prefers to harp on Akin’s gaffe.
What gets me is Claire stated that her husband, Joseph Shepherd taught her values.
Uncle Chip...another thing that concerns me is the RCP has Akin up by 5 points:(
31 posted on 10/21/2012 11:57:19 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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