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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:38 PM

 

Any1 Remember Jim Traficant (D-Ohio)?

The only citizen to beat a RICO case, while defending himself (despite not being a lawyer), so of course The Feds made sure they'd get him some way or another, like unpaid farm work with his staff, which was more of a bonding experience. Jim would buy everyone beer for painting the side of his barn.



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Reply Any1 Remember Jim Traficant (D-Ohio)? (Original post)
DumpTrump20202020 Mar 2021 OP
ArizonaLib Mar 2021 #1
Drunken Irishman Mar 2021 #2
liberalla Mar 2021 #3
El Supremo Mar 2021 #4
DumpTrump20202020 Mar 2021 #13
Hamiam73 Mar 2021 #15
doc03 Mar 2021 #5
Haggard Celine Mar 2021 #6
WHITT Mar 2021 #7
doc03 Mar 2021 #9
WHITT Mar 2021 #10
DumpTrump20202020 Mar 2021 #14
MyOwnPeace Mar 2021 #8
John1956PA Mar 2021 #11
3catwoman3 Mar 2021 #12

Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:41 PM

1. I remember the csrpet he used for a hat

Did he serve time?

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:50 PM

2. Yes. Then got out and became heavily involved in the tea party movement.

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:51 PM

3. Yes, I remember him... Not many specifics, but he seemed to be a real character.

I always wondered what his head would look like if he shaved it... Such a strange shape.

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:51 PM

4. Even Trump had better hair.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:33 AM

13. Maybe, BUT

 

Trump was a fake populist. Trillions in tax cuts.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

15. I strongly disagree..

 

Dumpf definitely had some ugly assed hair. But Im biased. I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT SOB DUMPF!! I feel better now.Thank You.

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:54 PM

5. His most famous saying in the House "Beam me up" nt

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:54 PM

6. I remember him. He was a trip.

I loved to watch his antics on the evening news back then. They didn't know what to do with him; they were just at a loss. Trump is a pathetic imitation of Jim Traficant. Traficant, with all of his insanity, did have a heart.

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:54 PM

7. He Suborned Perjury

The guy whose false testimony got Traficant off, admitted on his death bed that Traficant suborned his perjury and his testimony got Traficant off.

Traficant was clearly guilty of all 10 federal charges. Not to mention he was all mobbed-up.

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Response to WHITT (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:59 PM

9. He was a big folk hero in the Mahoning Valley as Sheriff he refused to evict unemployed

steel workers from their homes.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:35 PM

10. Sure

and in Italy the La Cosa Nostra provides charitable food, utilities, and medical care, for the poor.

I have relatives that still live in the adjacent county.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:36 AM

14. He even went to jail

 

The mills closed, and he just asked the judge to give people a little more time.

He did get his Traficant Rule in, putting the burden of proof on the IRS (as opposed to homeowners), and the numbers were staggering, the disparity, and most people weren't kicked out of their homes because the IRS had to prove their case, not the accused.

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:59 PM

8. I tried to search.....

back into some of my own posts but yes, I certainly do remember him and had referenced him sometime within the past month or 2.
Most memorable things - his 'hair' and "Beam me up!"
Quite the character - one of those that you KNOW should NOT be in government BUT - his own people LOVED him!

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:37 PM

11. I used to watch his weekly "Washington Update" shows which aired on Sunday mornings.

He made effective use of the teleprompter, but he also went off-script with some interesting and sometimes witty forays in which he poked at the underbelly of politics and the justice system.

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Response to DumpTrump20202020 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:41 PM

12. Hard to believe anyone could have FUGLIER hair...

...than Trump.

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