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My first attempt at a diary is in the nature of passing on a good story that has just surfaced about the dirty underbelly of Orange County, California. It is a developing story about one OC Congresslout (Wonkette headline).

I was surprised when I happened to google his name, and there near the top of the search findings was an entry called Dana Rohrabacher is Dirty, with today's date and published by OC Weekly. Then I noticed the Wonkette piece labeled as satire. I would call it snark, however, because it is based on the information provided by OC Weekly. I'm not going to try the links feature in my first attempt at a diary.

By all means though, let's drive this up the search list by googling his name and linking to the two stories from today.

I have never liked this guy or his attitude. Now, a sordid tale of trashing a million dollar rental house then suing the owner certainly reinforces my impression of him. He deserves this kind of publicity.

Who knows, maybe some ambitious politician from Orange County could decide to run against him in June, then November, 2014. So far, he seems to be getting a free ride to re-election.

What the hell. I'm going to try the following link to some info about his district and past election. Also inserted a link above.

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  •  Put some text from the article in your diary (8+ / 0-)

    Like this:

    But it's now understandable why Orange County's senior, career politician secretly changed the locks and refused to allow homeowner Robert Polyniak inside for annual inspections. When he moved out in August 2012, Rohrabacher left behind a shockingly horrific pigsty, a dump worse than a college fraternity house of unhygienic slobs unfamiliar with the most basic tools of cleaning. Darlene Whitsell, Polyniak's longtime girlfriend, entered the home shortly after the congressman's departure and wept at the scene.
    3 paragraphs are allowed. Thanks for the news.

    I ♥ President Barack Obama.

    by ericlewis0 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 04:49:51 PM PST

  •  Not the first time... (0+ / 0-)

    This guy has a history as a douche.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 06:32:31 PM PST

  •  Dana Rohrabacher doesn't belong in California (0+ / 0-)

    He's a royal clown of epic proportions.  He belongs in Texas, Oklahoma or maybe Missouri but California doesn't need someone like Rohrabacher.

    •  Why should the good citizens of Texas (1+ / 0-)
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      Oklahoma or Missouri suffer living with that jerk? Before redistricting, we had the unfortunate distinction of being unrepresented by this fool. He voted 100% wrong and we were very happy to lose him and gain a Democrat as our congressional rep.

      I understand not wanting to do housework, but you would think that people who can afford to buy a million dollar house could have provided a couple of jobs in the community by hiring people to keep their house clean.

  •  My contact with Rohrabacher. (7+ / 0-)

    I was on active duty, Army, 1967 - 1995, including two tours in Vietnam, three wounds, all the usual awards for valor.

    In the early 1990's I was assigned to the Army's Pentagon office of Congressional relations.  I had to go to Rohrabacher's office to brief him several times.

    He's an asshole . . . no disrespect intended to assholes.

    In the early days of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, the Afghan "freedom fighters" had a robust public relations operation whereby they would invite foreign officials to their office in northern Pakistan.  There the foreigners would be feted, shown some pitiful (staged) Afghan refugees, then, they would be taken on The Border Tour.

    The Border Tour was a staged production in which the foreign guests would be stuffed into an old Land Rover, warned that they were headed for DANGER, and driven toward the Pak-Afghan border.  

    At some point, the foreign guests would get out of the Land Rover, accompanied by their Afghan guides they would move quietly and surreptitiously to a hilltop where they would meet some real "freedom fighters."

    Then, the foreign guests would be handed an AK-47 and told to fire a few rounds at the "Russian troops" in the valley below . . . while the cameras clicked.

    Rohrabacher had a photo of himself, standing on a desolate hilltop on the Pak-Afghan border, AK-47 in hand, gazing into the distance at the Evil Empire.

    The caption on the photo was:  "Fighting For Freedom And Having Fun."

    On my third visit to his office, I had had enough of his bullshit.  I opened my uniform shirt and showed him the scars on my chest.  I then told him how I have grenade fragments in my chest.  Annually, I go to Walter Reed where they X-ray my chest and compare the X-rays to previous years to see if the metal shards in my chest are moving toward my heart or a major artery;  I've had three surgeries to remove metal shards from my chest before they punctured my heart.

    I explained this to Rohrabacher and told him I had fought for freedom and it's not fun.

    When I returned to the Pentagon, I was instructed to report to an Assistant Secretary of Defense.  Rohrabacher had called and told them I was not to come to his office again.  The ASD said he wished he had a medal to pin on me.

    Fuck Dana Rohrabacher.  He was a California surfer dude when I was crawling through rice paddies and drinking water from bomb craters.

    Fighting For Freedom and Having Fun My Ass.

  •  GOP Congresscritter an *ssh*l* (3+ / 0-)
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    susans, OooSillyMe, sulthernao

    A clean-living moral Christian family-values congressman being a major *ssh*t? Who'd a thunk it?

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