Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Schockenfreude: The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On


As a gay Buddhist/Jewish/Polytheist, I try not to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. But in this case I'm not trying very hard.
A shell company linked to embattled Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peoria then took out a $600,000 mortgage for the property from a local bank run by other donors, Illinois state and county records show. The newly disclosed arrangement follows similar Schock real estate deals detailed by a recent Associated Press investigation into the Illinois Republican's business transactions involving political contributors over the past decade. The 2014 deal, which occurred after the congressman's most recent financial report, raises new questions about Schock's pattern of repeated reliance on campaign contributors. Political donors built, sold and financed a house owned by Schock in suburban Peoria. Donors also were involved in the sale and financing of a Peoria apartment complex in which Schock invests.
This is just the latest scandal from a congressman who was so in love with Downton Abbey that he spent tons of taxpayer dough to make his office look like it!


So why all the Aaron hate from me? Certainly on a visual level he's near the top of the list of congressmen I'd most like to have some male bonding with. But on an intellectual level this guy is as ugly as they come.

As a former libertarian I know what it's like to be a homocon. But even when I put myself in situations where I could not openly speak out for gay rights I made sure that I did no harm. This is not true for little Aaron here who has obtained an immaculate ZERO rating from the Human Rights Campaign by voting against anything and everything to do with gay rights.  

But is he really gay?
here's a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let's just say from Illinois, is gay... and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower... together. now they could have been good friends just trying to conserve water. but there's more. what if this congressman has also been caught by tmz cameras trolling gay bars. now what if you know that this very same guy, the darling of the gop, has also voted against repeal of don't ask don't tell, opposed the repeal of doma, is against gay marriage; and for the federal marriage amendment, which would add language to the us constitution banning gay marriage and would likely strike down every gay rights law and ordinance in the country?


Forget all of that. Here's a picture of his shoes on Instagram. It's over.



UPDATE: and he's out! (Of congress, not the closet)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have nothing but Schadenfreude watching the political downfall of this self-hating gay narcissist.

Godwhacker said...

And speaking of self-hating gay narcissists, these two obviously just finished my nonfiction work "How To Destroy a Billion Dollar Brand in 30 Seconds".

Anonymous said...

Aw, Uncle Arthur!

South Florida Lawyers said...

His congressional office looks like a bordello. Well done!

Godwhacker said...

Downton Abbey is wonderful social commentary on the gilded age and the senseless division of class. You're not supposed to emulate it.

But yes SFL, it is fitting that a congressional office looks like a whore house.

Anonymous said...

Lay off, fellas. That looks like my office.

-GB

NB - seems like he has small feet, GW...

Godwhacker said...

Yes, small feet! Definitely not a top!

Anonymous said...

"Schock billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car between January 2010 and July 2014," a three-person team at Politico reports this afternoon. "But when he sold that Chevrolet Tahoe in July 2014, it had only roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer, according to public records obtained by POLITICO under Illinois open records laws. The documents, in other words, indicate he was reimbursed for 90,000 miles more than his car was ever driven."

South Florida Lawyers said...

They were very rough miles, it definitely felt like 170,000.

Godwhacker said...

Maybe the odometer was on his ass.

Anonymous said...

He probably rolled over. The odometer.

GB

Anonymous said...

You bastard . GW.

He's resigning !

GB

Godwhacker said...

He's resigning NOW, but he wasn't when this post went up. :-)

Anonymous said...

That's what I meant !

You tipped the scales .

GB