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  • Self-Declared White Supremacist Viciously Punches Woman (barf)

    08/02/2020 9:55:38 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/2/20
    One of the most vile, disgusting displays we've seen in a long time went down in Nokomis, Florida, when a white supremacist spewing his love for Trump and hatred for others violently attacked a woman. The self-proclaimed Aryan and white supremacist, Nicholas Arnold Schock, went on a rampage inside a restaurant and began screaming, "I'm a white supremacist, Aryan Nation will rule the world. People covered in tattoos are gonna be my closest relatives, I promise you." Someone at the restaurant asked him to pipe down because kids were present, to which he responded ... "I don't give a f***,...
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay

    03/05/2020 9:50:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    pjstar ^ | 03/05/2020 | Chris Kaergard
    PEORIA — In a post on his Instagram feed, and concurrently on a website, former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock says he’s gay. He confirmed the post’s authenticity in a text message, and said he would let the statement speak for itself. The former Peoria Republican, who served on the city’s School Board, in the state Legislature, and into his fourth term in Congress, made the following post:

    07/03/2019 9:18:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    newsweek ^ | 06/28/2019 | Daniel Avery
    Former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned amid a financial scandal in 2015, was reportedly spotted at a gay club in Mexico City last weekend. An image of a man alleged to be the 38-year-old ex-politician was taken at Boy Bar, a popular gay bar in Mexico City's famed Zona Rosa, on Saturday around midnight. Schock has long denied being gay, calling questions about his sexuality "completely ridiculous and inappropriate."
  • Former GOP congressman with anti-gay voting record seen kissing man at Coachella

    04/20/2019 11:21:33 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Socially conservative former Rep. Aaron Schock, R- Ill., was reportedly photographed at a music festival making out with another man. During his tenure in Congress, the 37-year-old Schock voted against the repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" and voted in favor of adding a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He received a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his voting record. Despite his socially conservative political career, Schock, who now lives in West Hollywood, was purportedly photographed with a group of gay men at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, according to Metro Weekly, an LGBT-focused...
  • Aaron Schock asks judge to dismiss criminal indictment

    04/20/2017 1:50:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON – Former Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., on Thursday asked a judge in Springfield to dismiss his federal corruption charges, asserting the prosecutor crossed a line by violating separation of power provisions in the Constitution. “The wide-ranging Indictment against Mr. Schock repeatedly trespasses on land the Constitution reserves for Congress. The Indictment repeatedly relies on House rules or standards that were not designed to be the basis for criminal charges and are themselves ambiguous,” Schock’s motion to dismiss argues. Moreover, the motion states: “The relevant rules are simply not as represented in the Indictment; and are, in fact, inherently ambiguous...
  • NY1 Exclusive: Former Congressman Grimm Talks Post-Prison Life

    05/09/2016 4:58:06 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies ^ | May 7, 2016 | Amanda Farinacci
    Former Rep. Michael Grimm has been released from prison. He spoke exclusively Friday with NY1's Amanda Farinacci just a week after his return home. Former Rep. Michael Grimm walked out of his Staten Island home Friday, but he's not yet a free man. Grimm was released from federal prison April 27 to serve three more weeks under house arrest. He wears an ankle bracelet, and needed permission from his parole officer just to step outside to talk to NY1. But to Grimm, it's all better than the seven months he just spent behind bars. "It's been very challenging, to say...
  • UPDATE 1x: Debate begins about Schock replacement

    03/19/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    UPDATE 1x: State Rep. Mike Unes released the following statement: “It easy to kick a person when they’re down, but I’ve always strived to help a person up. I have reached out and offered my support to my friend, Congressman Schock. Obviously, this is a sad and disappointing day for Central Illinois. It’s unfortunate to have to address this issue so quickly following the announcement, but I have heard from a number of community leaders urging me to seek this position in the coming special election. (SNIP) PEORIA, IL - Discussion and debate has already begun about who will run...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock should have kept his shirt on

    03/18/2015 6:14:28 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 mar 2015 | John Kass
    The resignation of U.S. Rep. Aaron "Abs of Steel" Schock should come as no surprise. The Illinois Republican from Peoria was once a rising GOP establishment star. And now his career is in shambles after weeks of questions over spending. At least Schock has two things going for him: He's got great abs. And those of us who are challenged in the great abs department — I protect mine by wrapping them in fat — can appreciate perfection. And the other thing is what Schock said himself: He's not some old crusty white guy.
  • Aaron Schock resigning from Congress

    03/17/2015 1:08:11 PM PDT · by csvset · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/17/2015 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., facing a growing number of questions over his use of taxpayer and campaign funds on Tuesday announced that he will resign from Congress on March 31. By stepping down now, Schock likely heads off a probe in the works by the Office of Congressional Ethics and a likely examination of his spending by the House Ethics Committee. It does not automatically shut off inquiries, if there are any, from the Federal Election Commission or the Justice Department. Schock’s resignation comes as his legal and public relations team knew more revelations were probably coming...
  • Star GOP Congressman Finances Lavish Life with Taxpayer Money (Aaron Schock)

    03/13/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2015
    A popular Illinois congressman once considered a rising star in the Republican party is in deep trouble for reportedly using taxpayer money to fund an extravagant lifestyle that includes stays at luxurious hotels, world travel, expensive cars and private jet rides to concerts and pro sporting events. The lawmaker’s name is Aaron Schock and he’s only 33, but he’s a seasoned politician who should have known better than to use public funds as a personal piggy bank. For six years he’s represented a working-class district in Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. House. One national media report says he had a...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock Defends ‘Downton Abbey’ Office Decor: ‘Haters Are Gonna Hate’

    02/05/2015 3:38:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Warner Todd Huston
    Congressman Aaron Schock (R, IL) is under fire for remodeling his office in a garish Downton Abbey-styled decor. But his taste in decor isn’t the only thing gaining criticism. Ethics watchdogs have charged that he improperly accepted free services from a decorator in the deal. Recently, in response to the all the criticism, Schock said, “As Taylor Swift said, ‘Haters are gonna hate.'” The story about the Congressman’s redecorating was first reported by the Washington Post’s Ben Terris, who described the the decor as “Bright red walls. A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles. A Federal-style bull’s-eye mirror with an...
  • GOP Rep. Grimm Hired Illegals, Backed Amnesty

    04/28/2014 4:15:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    New York GOP Rep. Mike Grimm had a secret reason for supporting the Senate’s “comprehensive immigration reform” bill — it includes a partial pardon for people who illegally hire low-wage illegals instead of tax-paying Americans. That’s precisely what he was doing from 2007 to 2010, according to a charge sheet described today by a New York prosecutor.
  • Walsh calls Republicans who attended immigration reform event "elitists"

    04/24/2014 10:25:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Nancy Thorner and Mark Weyermuller
    On Wednesday the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition hosted a discussion about immigration reform at the Chicago Club. Republican leaders shared their support for reform, including former U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, State Senator Christine Radogno, State Representative Jim Durkin, State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, State Rep. Tom Cross, State Senator Jim Oberweis, and ILGOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Outside, a group opposing amnesty, protested the meeting. One of the protesters was radio personality Joe Walsh, who criticized the event at "that fancy club across the street," saying those who would be speaking are the "elite...
  • Schock: ‘Clear Evidence’ Lerner Broke The Law

    04/09/2014 6:10:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R., Ill.) told Fox News host Gretchen Carlson there is “clear evidence” embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner broke the law Wednesday on Fox News. The House Ways and Means Committee released a report today revealing evidence highly incriminating to Lerner, and will refer her to the Justice Department for prosecution. Among the more startling allegations, Schock revealed the committee found evidence she deliberately attempted to obstruct Crossroads GPS’s 501 (c)(4) approval for purely political reasons. “We have in writing her own e-mails after meeting with liberal-leaning groups like Democracy 21 and others where they specifically say,...
  • Schock: IRS can’t stop illegal behavior (targeting conservative political groups)

    08/18/2013 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/13 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) said late Friday that he worries that the Internal Revenue Service is so incompetent "that they can't stop their own illegal behavior." The Illinois Republican, in an interview with Fox News, said that the agency was continuing to engage in the illegal targeting of conservative political groups, even after President Obama vowed the practice would stop when abuses were revealed earlier this summer. "After the investigation had already begun, after the illegal behavior had already been exposed, they were asking pro-life groups how much of their time was being spent in prayer, how much of their...
  • Congressman Aaron Schock: 1,400 Days, deeper in debt, and still Democrats do nothing

    02/09/2013 9:54:33 AM PST · by Illinois Review · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 2/9/13 | Illinois Review
    In the nearly 1,400 days since the Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget, one could have taken 179 trips to the moon, or closer to earth, our country could have constructed the entire Keystone XL pipelines twice.
  • Schock Continues to Find Success as Legislative Year Comes to an End

    12/21/2011 11:06:02 PM PST · by Altariel
    Congressman Aaron Schock ^ | December 19, 2011 | Unknown
    Aaron Schock Contact: Schock Continues to Find Success as Legislative Year Comes to an End Legislative Accomplishments Yield Positive Results for Illinois and 18th District Washington, Dec 19 - Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) continued to work on behalf of residents of the 18th District of Illinois, reaching across the aisle, and finding legislative success on issues ranging from job creation to tax relief and spending reduction.  Congressman Schock began the year with the appointment to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, considered the most powerful committee in Congress. Schock serves on the  Trade, Oversight and Social Security subcommittees,...
  • Schock Votes for Spending Discipline

    08/02/2011 12:30:51 AM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Aaron Shock ^ | August 1, 2011 | Aaron Shock
    Schock Votes for Spending Discipline House of Representatives Passes Budget Control Act Washington, Aug 1 - Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the Budget Control Act of 2011: “The passage of the Budget Control Act represents a serious shift in the mindset of how Washington has approached raising the debt limit. Congress has rightly focused this debate on how much to cut, instead of how much to spend. This year began with the President’s call on Congress to raise the debt limit by $2 trillion with zero cuts. The President was...
  • The Ripped Representative (GOP Rep goes shirtless for Mag cover)

    05/11/2011 5:08:55 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    Men's Health Magazine ^ | May 6, 2011 | Stephen Perrine
    It's early spring in Washington, D.C., and the cherry blossoms lining the Tidal Basin are bursting like kernels of popcorn, lending a fairy-tale feel to the nation's bastion of power. But to catch a glimpse of the real Washington in action, you'd better arrive early. If you hit the street before 8 a.m., you may see the fittest man in Congress, U.S. Representative Aaron Schock of Illinois, clocking in for his 5-mile run—the conclusion of a morning fitness routine that starts in the House gym at 6:30 every weekday morning. "It's got to happen early or it's not going to...
  • Rep. Schock on President Obama’s Deficit Reduction Plan

    04/18/2011 6:16:42 AM PDT · by Immerito · 2 replies
    The State Column ^ | April 14, 2011 | The State Column
    Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) issued the following statement in response to the Presidents Deficit Reduction Plan: “The President cannot hide his true feelings. It is abundantly obvious to me that he wishes he could go on spending unprecedented amounts of money as former Speaker Pelosi allowed him to do in his first two years in office. Time and again, President Obama’s actions prove that he is not interested in controlling spending. “The President yet again had the opportunity to lead on an issue, but predictably failed to do so; instead offering fear and partisanship as his way forward. “Now that...