Monday, September 25, 2023

Gold Bar Bob


Gold Bar Bob (right)

Federal prosecutors have indicted Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and his wife on a series of corruption charges following the discovery of $480,000 in cash at his home and $100,000 in gold bars. A further $70,000 was discovered in a safe deposit box. Much of the cash was stashed in clothing and closets.

Wow, that's a solid chunk of change, Gold Bar Bob, it surely pays to be a Senator. But everyone knows this, they're all at it in the hallowed halls of our great constitutional non-republic. So what broke the kamala's back in this instance of cash-in-envelope skulduggery and fiscal malfeasance?

Perhaps the sheer, low level, greedy audacity of it all. Gold Bar Bob broke Washington's Goldilocks rule, as in just a spoonful of porridge not the whole dam pot. Zero comments:

(Gov. Newsom (D) recently warned) “If that’s the new criteria, there are a lot of folks in a lot of industries — not just in politics — where people have family members and relationships and they’re trying to parlay and get a little influence and benefit in that respect. That’s hardly unique.”

If these allegations against Menendez are proven, then he violated Washington’s Goldilocks rule. It would mean that Menendez pursued gifts with a reckless abandon, endangering others whose corruption was more circumspect.


Quite. And again:


In a town known for a certain finesse in influence peddling, Menendez broke with industry custom by allegedly accepting direct items like gold and a car. This is classic bribery stuff. There was no labyrinth of shell companies and accounts — just crude old-school corruption, with cash stuffed in clothing and gold bars squirreled away for a rainy day.

Where corrupt figures often refer to getting their beaks wet, Menendez allegedly took a headlong plunge into this pool of corruption. This city has not seen such low-grade alleged bribery since former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was found with $90,000 wrapped like a po boy in his freezer.


Dammit, Gold Bar, looks like you broke the rules, fella, and now you have to pay. But look, <700K is hardly serious graft or remotely unique in your industry and that's just it. Per Zero again: 

In the end, the problem is not Menendez. It is the array of other politicians who enabled him while dismissing his reputation for corruption. To use Newsom’s words, Menendez is “hardly unique” for cashing in on his position. That is precisely the problem.


Gold Bar Bob, who identifies as he/him, protests innocence and claims all that cash and gold was simply the result of careful saving over thirty years of political life. 

Good call, Bob, we believe you.




Beans said...

Yet when will overwhelming evidence finally spur indictments against Pelosi, Schumer, AOC and all the Bidens?

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Term limits, just saying.

LSP said...

My dear Beans, don't hold your breath.

LSP said...

Dam straight, WSF.

And hey, how did your cowboy state turn so trans? Denver?

Just asking.

Wild, wild west said...

You'd think with all that money, she could have found a better lookin' senator.....

LSP said...

I was thinking that too, Wild.

Paul M said...

@LSP- Denver is run by Lefty Democrats, they force the rest of us to live in their tone-deaf commie nirvana, as the vote goes every election. It's annoying that a minority of 25+/- square miles can control the entire state...almost like our votes don't count, or weren't counted, or were swallowed up in the cheatery. "Trust us", they say. No.

Paul M said...

Menendez is low-hanging fruit who ticked off someone, so he's got to go...that'll open up the lane for Murphy to take his destructive governors agenda to the Senate. AOC had the audacity to call for his ouster, along with Fetterman, who may not be the guy elected (w/ stache, w/o it Memorex or is it alive?). The wheels are wobbling on the Democrat wagon, which isn't an authentic American Flyer but one made in China.

LSP said...

Ah, thanks Paul. So lib Denver's taken over the state, I figured that might be the case. A bit like Atlanta, perhaps. For what it's worth, I don't see how that ends well.

LSP said...

And well said, Paul. What a crooked clownshow.

Nice American Flyer line.

Ritchie said...

So far, I haven't heard any accusations other than the possession of assets. While my own stash of gold bars is quite modest, (Dude you have no gold bars-Ed) it was honestly gotten. Could this be a smear campaign against the possession of assets?