Bob McDonnell, Anti-Gay Former Virginia Governor Indicted By Feds

  • metta

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    Jan 21, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    Anti-Gay Former Virginia Governor Indicted By Feds

    "Bob McDonnell, who up until a few days ago was the (very anti-gay, very anti-women) Republican governor of Virginia, and his wife, were just indicted by the federal government after a long, drawn-out scandal."

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/breaking-anti-gay-former-virginia-governor-indicted-by-feds/politics/2014/01/21/82055
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 21, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
    Really, a republican? I'm shocked!
  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 21, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    What a great day this is!

    The only thing that could be better is to see this anti-gay conservative bigot getting his doughy ass thrown in prison for a few years.

    After years of telling everyone he is morally superior to those dirty gay people, it turns out Bob McDonnell is nothing but a corrupt criminal.

    Another Republican con artist exposed. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Jan 22, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    The Eight Juiciest Revelations From The Bob McDonnell Indictment

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/mcdonnell-indictment-revelations
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    Jan 22, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    Some of what the governor accepted as is bribes:

    The sum of not less than $140,805.46;
    Black Rebecca Minkoff shoes;
    Black Louis Vuitton shoes;
    White Louis Vuitton shoes;
    Cream Louis Vuitton purse;
    Cream Louis Vuitton wallet;
    Silver Rolex Watch engraved with "71s1 Governor of Virginia";
    Yellow Peter Som dress;
    Blue Armani jacket and two matching dresses;
    Two Gold Oscar de la Renta dresses;
    Black Louis Vuitton rain coat;
    Gold Oscar de le Renta sweater;
    One pair of Amelia Rose earrings;
    One Gear sweatshirt;
    Two pairs of Foot Joy golf shoes;
    One button-down Ralph Lauren shirt;
    One white Peter Millar golfshirt;
    One baby blue striped Peter Millar golf shirt;
    One royal blue Peter Millar golfshirt;
    One aqua Fairway Greene Tech golf shirt;
    One white striped Ralph Lauren golf shirt;
    One Ping University of Virginia golf bag;
    One Ping Kinloch golf bag;
    One Sun Mountain Notre Dame golf bag;
    Two sets of golf clubs;
    One Heather Mackenzie water color and frame;
    Two iPhones
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    Jan 22, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    Christie/McDonnell 2016

    as in both will probably be in federal prison by then
  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
    Anti-Gay Indicted Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's Marriage Was A Sham


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/anti_gay_indicted_former_virginia_gov_bob_mcdonnell_s_marriage_was_a_sham
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    So what are the McDonnells accused of?

    Accepting gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams, Sr. — a businessman from Richmond who helmed Star Scientific, a dietary supplement company — worth about $165,000 and offering him and his company special treatment.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/bob-mcdonnell-trial-virginia-109445.html
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Accused of Using His Office for Personal Enrichment

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    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell left the courthouse in Richmond, Va., where he and his wife, Maureen, face corruption charges.

    NYT: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, on trial for conspiring to use his office for personal enrichment, outlined an unexpected defense on Tuesday: Their marriage was so broken that they did not communicate enough to conspire about anything.

    In opening arguments in the couple’s corruption trial in federal court here, their lawyers made clear that they planned to rely on the sordid details of their unhappy union as the basis of their legal defense. It was the first time the McDonnells’ version of events had been heard in a widely publicized case that for months has been characterized by the lengthy indictment against them, which charges the couple with accepting more than $165,000 in cash and luxury gifts from a Virginia businessman.

    Ms. McDonnell, her lawyer said, had a “crush” on the businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr., the prosecutors’ star witness, who the government said would detail the designer clothing, vacations, golf rounds and cash he provided in exchange for the governor’s help in promoting his company, which made a dietary supplement.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/us/politics/ex-first-couple-bob-mcdonnell-and-maureen-mcdonnell-of-virginia-say-united-we-fall.html
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Perfect example of Metta8 going to great lengths to dig up anything and everything negative about Republicans.

    That's really laughable coming from you, who's obsessed with linking a constant onslaught of anti-Obama stories here. Many of which ultimately turn out to be misleading half-truths & distortions.

    Whereas this news story is about a former State Governor and his wife beginning their Federal trial today on serious corruption charges, that could bring 20 years in prison. Is that really just "anything negative" or a major story?

    Most of the US national and Virginia state press seems to think it's very major. I guess it's minor to you because former Gov. McDonnell was a rabid homophobe, as well as anti-women's rights. Or is it minor because he's not a Democrat?

    You'll forgive us here if we're more than a little interested in what happens to this corrupt anti-gay politician, who caused so much grief to gays in Virginia. But noting the fact that he's Republican, well, these days I must concede that's a bit redundant.

    So now metta, you stop using the R-word, even when it's accurate. Merely mentioning a corrupt politician is anti-gay and anti-women automatically tells us it's a Republican, no need to hit us over the head with it, OK? Or offending Republicans here who don't like being reminded what their Party really represents. I think we're all smart enough to already know this.
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    Sep 04, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
    "Digging up something negative" (cough) in 3, 2, 1...

    VIRGINIA: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell And Wife Found Guilty Of Corruption

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/mcdonnell-jury-in-third-day-of-deliberations/2014/09/04/0e01ff88-3435-11e4-9e92-0899b306bbea_story.html

    WashPoAfter three days of deliberations, the seven men and five women who heard weeks of gripping testimony about the McDonnells’ alleged misdeeds acquitted the couple of several charges pending against them--but nevertheless found that they lent the prestige of the governor’s office to Jonnie R. Williams Sr. in a nefarious exchange for his largesse.

    The verdict means that Robert McDonnell, who was already the first governor in Virginia history to be charged with a crime, now he holds an even more unwanted distinction: the first ever to be convicted of one.

    He and his wife face decades in federal prison, though their actual sentence will probably fall well short of that. The former governor was convicted of 11 corruption-related counts pending against him, though acquitted of lying on loan documents. The former first lady was convicted of eight corruption-related charges, along with obstruction of justice.


    And, to be fair and balanced, here's some good news! icon_razz.gif

    WashPoMaureen McDonnell was acquitted of lying on a loan document.
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    Sep 04, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidAnti-Gay Indicted Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's Marriage Was A Sham

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/anti_gay_indicted_former_virginia_gov_bob_mcdonnell_s_marriage_was_a_sham

    Perfect example of Metta8 going to great lengths to dig up anything and everything negative about Republicans.

    Whereas you just used an irrelevant Jesse Jackson comparison to defend your convicted man.

    Face it, some rabidly anti-gay Republicans and Republican anti-gay policies went down in flames today. A REAL gay man would be pleased. You're upset, and attack the messenger, as though that will change the message. Doesn't surprise me. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 04, 2014 7:53 PM GMT
    "Memories..."

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Rolls Back Non-Discrimination Protections For Gay State Workers

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/837792


    "...light the corners of my mind..."

    McDonnell opposes allowing same-sex couples to adopt children in Virginia

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1477300


    "...misty, water-colored Memories..."

    Equality Virginia sent a letter to Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) this weekend asking him to "end his silence" on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) decision to urge the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. ...

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/861330


    "... of The Way We Were..."

    Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has quietly declared April 2010 Confederate History Month

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/899405


    "...of The Way... We... Were..." icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 04, 2014 8:52 PM GMT
    Bob McDonnell had a farm, he-lie, he-lie, oh.
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    Sep 05, 2014 12:38 AM GMT

    Next, opps icon_redface.gif


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