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March 17, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

You remember former east Texas Republican congressman Steve Stockman, right?  Of course you do!  He said Obama wanted Ebola to spread.  He has his own mugshot.  And he was all that stood between Louie Gohmert and the coveted title of Texas’ Freakiest Man.  (You can see ten pages of my writing about him by clicking right here.)

Well, the devil finally caught up with Ole Steve.

 

Steve Stockman, who served two stints in the U.S. House of Representatives, spent part of Friday in federal court.

Stockman, a Tea Party favorite who courted controversy thorough two congressional terms, was brought into court Thursday shackled and handcuffed.

He is accused of conspiring to violate federal election laws during his last term in office. It’s a felony that could send him to federal prison if he’s convicted.

As Stockman stood before the judge Thursday afternoon, prosecutors alleged that the former Congressman had conspired with two former employees to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to his personal use.

That made my whole weekend.  The Tea Party Duke of Divisiveness in shackles.  I’m almost giddy, dammit.

Here’s an exchange you’ll enjoy.

When the judge told Stockman he needed to obtain an attorney by Friday, the following exchange ensued:

Stockman: You said 2 o’clock tomorrow? I should have counsel by two?
Judge: Yes.
Stockman: I’ll have to hustle with that.
Judge: Yeah, you will. These are serious charges.

Oh, I hope so.  I really do.

Thanks to Bubba for calling me with the heads up.


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    26 Comments to “Breaking News”


    1. SteveTheReturned says:

      Well, needless to say (but allow me the pleasure of saying it anyway): this has made my Friday.

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    2. Sam in San Antonio says:

      He was elected from the Friendswood, TX area. If only Pete Olson could be charged with impersonating a Representative.

      Stockman will be safe in prison because no one would go near this crazy sumb!tch.

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    3. treehugger says:

      I have lawyers in my family. I have worked for law firms for over 20 years. I have done my share of eyeball-rolling at lawyers. But I wanna tell ya, recent judicial actions against various of Trump’s lunacies and this judge make me proud. I can only hope that the people down along the border whose properties are being eyeballed for Trump’s Wallapalooza find themselves some good lawyers. It’s my understanding that some are already deep into legal proceedings after previous administration’s attempts to confiscate their land for walls and fences. Time to tie up this business in the courts for years and years to come, ala Jarndyce v. Jarndyce (Bleak House, Charles Dickens).

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    4. FINALLY! I SAY, FINALLY! And on St. Patrick’s Day, begorrah!

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    5. Marcia in CO says:

      🙂 … I am SO happy for you all in Texas!! This is the best part … “was brought into court Thursday shackled and handcuffed.” Oh, how I want to see Trump and all his Goons in similar outfits!!

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    6. Justice wins again. Now, onto the Trump administration!

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    7. e platypus onion says:

      The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out.

      You could say that about a bloated cow carcass, too.

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    8. JAKvirginia says:

      The best thing about people is if you poke holes in them blood comes out.
      — The American Red Cross

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    9. I like this. What I don’t like–what scares me–is what our federal courts will look like after 2 or 4 years of Repub appointees.

      We really need to take back the Senate in 2018. The House would be a lovely bonus.

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    10. I never wish any physical harm to anyone or his family for that matter. No one should …but handcuffed and shackled does have a nice ring to it.

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    11. Chloe Bear says:

      I would love to see a photo of him in shackles:
      We could turn it into a tea party poster.

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    12. “Can I use my campaign funds, Judge?”

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    13. Shackled and handcuffed… such a nice ring to that. And yes, Marcia in CO, we need to expand the picture widely.

      Nice to see some good news after all the coverage of the “F You, America” budget.

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    14. If you poke holes in Steve Stockman will the stupid come out?

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    15. JAKvirginia says:

      Shackled and handcuffed = Perp Walk. Yeah!

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    16. Lunargent says:

      glf –

      The stupid already comes out of Stockman every time he opens that hole in his face. And apparently it’s an unlimited supply.

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    17. two crows says:

      I disagree with good-ol-boy Steve:
      Actually, the best thing about the earth is the fact that, if you hang around long enough, people like him get what they deserve.

      Thank you, Ms. JJ — you just proved the point.
      Again.

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    18. @JAK

      You’re right of course, but he really deserves a “perp walk of shame”.

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    19. Tilphousia says:

      And a happy St Patrick’s Day to y’all.
      That one down and how many to go? Buts that’s the great thing about Karma. She just keeps coming.

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    20. UmptyDump says:

      8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

      So let’s see if somebody posts his $25,000 bond. If so, my money’s on “Run, Steve, Run!”

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    21. gee, what a shock, one grifter (Stockman) grifting another grift (the Tea Party). i’ll bet he ends up running classes in grifting in jail.

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    22. ” Life Without Limits” the name of Stevie’s so called charity. That has a Nice ring to it. At age sixty any long sentence could mean just that.
      Mentioning his age, he seems to have lost most of his sex appeal. If he can learn to keep his mouth shut he just might survive to die of natural causes.
      Another so called conservative trying to leach a living off the federal government. I willing to accommodate him.

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    23. maryelle says:

      I may be a bit off target, but was he the guy whose campaign office turned out to be an old hot tub warehouse? Might be some other rethug, but I do remember a picture of it on this site awhile back. Quite impressive, I must say.

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    24. two crows says:

      There’s a meme on the rotating wallpaper on my ‘puter machine:

      “You started it.

      Karma.”

      Yep, that about sums up this guy.

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    25. JAKvirginia says:

      Micr: At the rate their going it’ll be a Perp Walk of Fame.

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    26. Orange Whore in orange coveralls and shackles? I have visions of a giant orange gut filling the entire frame. What would he do in prison with no industrial strength hair spray and orange face gel? Girl I would love to find out. Bwahahahahahaha!

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