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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Hawkes View Post
    Are you serious?
    My dogs name is Gator. Serious enough? But I'll leave you to finish your little rant. Have fun.

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    The correct form is "dog's name". Apparently you don't mind providing more evidence to suggest that the University of Florida has an inferiority complex with The English Language. Then again, you're obviously the only person who has a "Problem" with what I posted. Shrugs.

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    Don't you people have anything better to do than to correct somebody for bad english. For one, if this woman has been elected for 9 terms she has a lot more going for her then those of you who are sitting back pointing out the bad english. This should be switched to the political forum when chris see it. Bud
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    Just means that her consictuants, constituants, ahh Voters are as stupid as she is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akblackdawg View Post
    Don't you people have anything better to do than to correct somebody for bad english. For one, if this woman has been elected for 9 terms she has a lot more going for her then those of you who are sitting back pointing out the bad english. This should be switched to the political forum when chris see it. Bud
    Bad English, no that was an 80s group with John Waite as the singer. I can't think of words to adequately describe this babble. It is such a disgrace that this person was ever elected to anything. Our founding fathers had it right when they decided one had to own property to vote.

    This probably does belong on POTUS, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akblackdawg View Post
    Don't you people have anything better to do than to correct somebody for bad english. For one, if this woman has been elected for 9 terms she has a lot more going for her then those of you who are sitting back pointing out the bad english. This should be switched to the political forum when chris see it. Bud

    BAD ENGLISH!!! BAD ENGLISH!!! Read the following...

    Complaints and investigations
    Controversy has followed Brown since the start of her national political career, from her actions while a state legislator.[7] The Florida Ethics Commission fined Brown $5,000 for using legislative employees as dual employees of her travel business.[7]

    A few weeks after becoming a member of the U.S. House in 1993, the Federal Elections Commission began investigating her. Her former campaign treasurer quit and said Brown had neglected to take action against an aide who had committed forgery, forging the treasurer's signature on her financial documents. The staffer alleged to have forged the treasurer's signature stayed with Brown and as of 1998 was her chief of staff.[7] In 1996, there was another investigation concerning charges that Brown improperly received and spent a $10,000 check from a secret account used for money laundering by National Baptist Convention leader Henry Lyons.[2] Brown admitted receiving the check but denied she had used the money improperly.[2] She was accused of not reporting the check or reporting who she received the money from. Brown said that she had taken the check and converted it into another check made out to Pameron Bus Tours to pay for transportation to a rally she organized in Tallahassee. She said that she didn't have to report the money because the rally was to protest the reorganization of her district lines, and she did not use it for herself.[2] If the $10,000 gift had been reported, it would have exceeded the $1,000 individual donation limit.[2]

    Brown had had previous dealings with Lyons; in 1992, her campaign paid $5,000, allegedly for a computer, to a company owned by Lyons. The company had shut down six years earlier.[7] Her office once arranged for Lyons to buy several airline tickets at the government discount rate.[7] Under Congressional rules, only members of Congress and their staffers are allowed to take this rate.[7]

    On February 25, 2004 Brown referred to the George W. Bush administration as a "racist" "bunch of white men" in a meeting with senior State Department officials and members of Congress.[8] Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega, a Mexican American, said that he deeply resented "being called a racist and branded a white man." Brown replied to Noriega and Cuban-American Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart that "you all look alike to me".[citation needed] Brown later apologized for her statements, but still contends that President Bush's involvement in the 2004 Haiti Rebellion was racist.[citation needed] On November 3, 2008, while attending a Barack Obama rally in Jacksonville, Brown was interviewed by two college journalists about her comments concerning George W. Bush, and whether he should be impeached. Brown had no comment about her previous statements and was quoted as saying, "it won't matter soon."[citation needed]


    Ethics involving daughter
    On June 9, 1998, the Congressional Accountability Project filed an ethics complaint against Brown. The Project called for the U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to investigate several violations of House Rule 10.[9] One of the complaints was that Brown's daughter Shantrel, a lawyer who worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, had received a $50,000 Lexus LS 400 automobile as a gift from an agent of a Gambian millionaire named Foutanga Sissoko. Sissoko, a friend of Congresswoman Brown, had been imprisoned in Miami after pleading guilty to charges of bribing a customs officer. Brown had worked to secure his release, pressuring U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to deport Sissoko back to his homeland as an alternative to continued incarceration. The Project held this violated the House gift rule, but Brown denied she had acted improperly. The congressional subcommittee investigating Brown found insufficient evidence to issue a Statement of Alleged Violation, but said she had acted with poor judgment in connection with Sissoko.[10][2]

    In June 2007, Citizens for Ethics released a report reporting Brown's daughter Shantrel Brown-Fields as a congressional lobbyist; the organization maintains that Congressional relatives working as lobbyists for special interests are a conflict of interest for lawmakers. Brown-Fields is employed by Alcalde & Fayte, with clients including ITERA, Miami-Dade County Commission, and Edward Waters College. In 2006, Brown's campaign committee paid her daughter's husband, Tyree Fields, $5,500 for political consulting work. Rep. Brown has earmarked millions of dollars in federal funding for her daughter's client Edward Waters College.[11]


    Controversy During Tropical Storm Faye
    On Friday, August 22nd 2008, during the height of Tropical Storm Faye, which was pounding the North Florida area with heavy rain and winds, Ms. Brown called the City of Jacksonville to request pumps and sandbags be brought to her house along the Trout River because it was flooding. According to Brown, she made several phone calls to Jacksonville's Public Works Office for free sandbags, FEMA and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Home Depot to find sandbags, before she finally reached Adam Hollingsworth on Friday, chief of staff for Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton. Hollingsworth once worked for Ms. Brown before this job with the city, according to an article on the Florida Times-Union website. [12]

    City vehicles showed up, with a crew of inmates because the city uses low-risk inmates to do work, to sandbag the garage and front door after she was flooded with about a foot of water. Brown got angry with the reporter from Channel 4 doing the interview, demanding that the City of Jacksonville figure out how much it cost and she would "pay the bill" to silence any controversy. According to her neighbor, Joe Deloach, asked for the same help from the crew of inmates sandbagging Ms. Brown's property, but was denied and laughed at by the crew working on the project. [13]

    On November 3, 2008, while attending a Barack Obama rally in Jacksonville, Florida, Brown was momemtarily heckled concerning her sandbag controversy, but did not acknowledge her accusers.[citation needed]
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    Quote Originally Posted by akblackdawg View Post
    Don't you people have anything better to do than to correct somebody for bad english. For one, if this woman has been elected for 9 terms she has a lot more going for her then those of you who are sitting back pointing out the bad english. This should be switched to the political forum when chris see it. Bud
    Now what is it she has going for her?.......... it is always funny when people stand up for people on the internet without research........

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    I know that Floridians in general and Gators in particular are very proud of Mrs. Brown and the fine job she is doing in Congress.










    (Although I live in Jacksonville, I'm a native Georgian and attended the University of Georgia.

    By the way, how do you get a UF graduate off your front porch?........





    pay him for the pizza.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonbonjovi View Post
    Unfortunately too many did and he got voted in as President
    Here is your visual;

    Imagine a 6'4" 215# man spitting coffee thru his nose at the moment he read this!!

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    umm no that is clearly photoshoped lol

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