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    Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    WASHINGTON -- Dale Peterson, an Alabama Republican state official famous for flaunting his rifle in campaign ads promising to be tough on crime, was arrested Wednesday and charged with shoplifting a can of cashews. The arrest, first reported by Yellowhammer.com, marked the second time in six months that Peterson has been accused of stealing.

    His new arrest occurred at a Sam's Club, where police said employees watched Peterson eat a can of cashews in the store, then place the empty can back on a shelf. Store security guards confronted Peterson on his way out. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bond.

    Peterson was charged in October with stealing paper towels and beer from a Walmart. Employees said he pushed his way through the checkout line without paying for the items in his cart, according to police. Peterson later said the incident was "a mistake."

    Peterson's arrests are noteworthy in part because he made national news in 2010 for his tough-talking stance on crime during an unsuccessful run for Alabama agriculture commissioner. In a campaign ad that quickly went viral, Peterson suggested his opponents were "thugs and criminals," and accused them of "stealing yard signs in the dark," and "bragging about receiving illegal money on Facebook.

    Lifting a rifle to his shoulder, Peterson said, "We're Republicans, we should be better than that," and promised to "name names and take no prisoners" if elected. As of Wednesday, the ad had been viewed on YouTube more than 2.6 million times

    Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    What kind of family values politician shoplifts?

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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    WASHINGTON -- Dale Peterson, an Alabama Republican state official famous for flaunting his rifle in campaign ads promising to be tough on crime, was arrested Wednesday and charged with shoplifting a can of cashews. The arrest, first reported by Yellowhammer.com, marked the second time in six months that Peterson has been accused of stealing.

    His new arrest occurred at a Sam's Club, where police said employees watched Peterson eat a can of cashews in the store, then place the empty can back on a shelf. Store security guards confronted Peterson on his way out. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bond.

    Peterson was charged in October with stealing paper towels and beer from a Walmart. Employees said he pushed his way through the checkout line without paying for the items in his cart, according to police. Peterson later said the incident was "a mistake."

    Peterson's arrests are noteworthy in part because he made national news in 2010 for his tough-talking stance on crime during an unsuccessful run for Alabama agriculture commissioner. In a campaign ad that quickly went viral, Peterson suggested his opponents were "thugs and criminals," and accused them of "stealing yard signs in the dark," and "bragging about receiving illegal money on Facebook.

    Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    What kind of family values politician shoplifts?


    lol

    The kind that goes to Washington and governorships to make themselves rich with "campaign contributions".

    lol
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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    WASHINGTON -- Dale Peterson, an Alabama Republican state official famous for flaunting his rifle in campaign ads promising to be tough on crime, was arrested Wednesday and charged with shoplifting a can of cashews. The arrest, first reported by Yellowhammer.com, marked the second time in six months that Peterson has been accused of stealing.

    His new arrest occurred at a Sam's Club, where police said employees watched Peterson eat a can of cashews in the store, then place the empty can back on a shelf. Store security guards confronted Peterson on his way out. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bond.

    Peterson was charged in October with stealing paper towels and beer from a Walmart. Employees said he pushed his way through the checkout line without paying for the items in his cart, according to police. Peterson later said the incident was "a mistake."

    Peterson's arrests are noteworthy in part because he made national news in 2010 for his tough-talking stance on crime during an unsuccessful run for Alabama agriculture commissioner. In a campaign ad that quickly went viral, Peterson suggested his opponents were "thugs and criminals," and accused them of "stealing yard signs in the dark," and "bragging about receiving illegal money on Facebook.

    Lifting a rifle to his shoulder, Peterson said, "We're Republicans, we should be better than that," and promised to "name names and take no prisoners" if elected. As of Wednesday, the ad had been viewed on YouTube more than 2.6 million times

    Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    What kind of family values politician shoplifts?
    Oh, you mean like these Democrats?

    There is plenty of shame to go around - you need to look honestly, and not be blinded by partisan hatred.

    Criticism is fine, just don't be so high and mighty while missing the whole picture.

    Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) pleaded guilty on February 20, 2013 to one count of wire and mail fraud in connection with his misuse of $750,000 of campaign funds.

    Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) In March 2012, Blagojevic began serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption including the soliciting of bribes for political appointments including the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President Barack Obama, while in public office

    William J. Jefferson (D-Louisiana) in August 2005 the FBI seized $90,000 in cash from Jefferson's home freezer. He was re-elected anyway, but lost in 2008. He was convicted of 11 counts of bribery and sentenced to 13 years in prison on November 13, 2009.[34] Jefferson's Chief of Staff Brett Pfeffer, was sentenced to 84 months for bribery

    Jim Traficant (D-Ohio) found guilty on 10 felony counts of financial corruption, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison and expelled from the House

    Frank Ballance (D-NC) admitted to a federal charge of money laundering and mail fraud in October 2005 and sentenced to 4 years in prison.

    Wade Sanders (D), Deputy Assistant United States Secretary of the Navy, for Reserve Affairs, was sentenced to 37 months in prison on one charge of possession of child pornography.

    Mel Reynolds (D-IL) was convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. (1997) Was later convicted of 12 counts of bank fraud. (1999)

    Walter R. Tucker III (D-California) was sentenced to 27 months in prison in 1996 for extortion and tax evasion. (1995)

    Barbara-Rose Collins (D-Michigan) found to have committed 11 violations of law and house rules stemming from use of campaign funds for personal use. (1997)

    Austin Murphy (D-Pennsylvania) convicted of one count of voter fraud for filling out absentee ballots for members of a nursing home. (1999)

    Carl C. Perkins (D-Kentucky) pleaded guilty to a check kiting scheme involving several financial institutions (including the House Bank

    Carroll Hubbard (D-Kentucky) convicted of illegally funneling money to his wife's 1992 campaign to succeed him in congress.

    Mary Rose Oakar (D-Ohio) pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge not related to the House Bank.

    Walter Fauntroy (D-District of Columbia) convicted of filing false disclosure forms in order to hide unauthorized income.

    Dan Rostenkowski (D-Illinois) Rostenkowski was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, in 1995

    Joe Kolter (D-Pennsylvania) Convicted of one count of conspiracy [56] and sentenced to 6 months in prison

    Nicholas Mavroules (D-Massachusetts) convicted of extortion, accepting illegal gifts and failing to report them on congressional disclosure and income tax forms. Mavroules pleaded guilty to fifteen counts in April 1993 and was sentenced to a fifteen-month prison term. (1993)

    Albert Bustamante (D-Texas) convicted of accepting bribes. (1993)

    Mario Biaggi (D-New York) sentenced to 2 years. (1987)

    Robert Garcia (D-New York) sentenced to 2 years

    Harrison A. Williams Senator (D-New Jersey) Convicted on 9 counts of bribery and conspiracy. Sentenced to 3 years in prison.

    John Jenrette Representative (D-South Carolina) sentenced to two years in prison for bribery and conspiracy.

    Raymond Lederer (D-Pennsylvania) "I can give you me" he said after accepting $50K. Sentenced to 3 years

    Michael Myers (D-Pennsylvania) Accepted $50K saying, "...money talks and bull**** walks." Sentenced to 3 years and was expelled from the House.

    Frank Thompson (D-New Jersey) Sentenced to 3 years

    John M. Murphy (D-New York) Served 20 months of a 3-year sentence.[94]

    Mario Biaggi (D-New York), Convicted of obstruction of justice and accepting illegal gratuities he was sentenced to 2 years in prison and fined $500K for his role in the Wedtech scandal, see above. Just before expulsion from the House, he resigned. The next year he was convicted of another 15 counts of obstruction and bribery.

    Frederick W. Richmond (D-New York),Convicted of tax evasion and possession of marijuana. Served 9 months (1982)

    Dan Flood (D-Pennsylvania) censured for bribery. After a trial ended in a deadlocked jury, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year's probation.

    Joshua Eilberg (D-Pennsylvania) pleaded guilty to conflict-of-interest charges. In addition, he convinced president Carter to fire the U.S. Attorney investigating his case

    Alcee Hastings (D-Florida), Federal District court judge impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate of soliciting a bribe (1989)

    Harry Claiborne (D-Nebraska), Federal District court Judge impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate on two counts of tax evasion. He served over one year in prison

    Fred Richmond (D-New York) – Convicted of tax fraud and possession of marijuana. Served 9 months in prsion. Charges of soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy were dropped after he submitted to counseling. (1978)

    Charles Diggs (D-Michigan), convicted on 29 charges of mail fraud and filing false payroll forms which formed a kickback scheme with his staff. Sentenced to 3 years (1978)

    Michael Myers (D-Pennsylvania) Received suspended six-month jail term after pleading no contest to disorderly conduct charged stemming from an incident at a Virginia bar in which he allegedly attacked a hotel security guard and a cashier.

    Frank M. Clark (D-Pennsylvania) pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion on June 12, 1979 and sentenced to two years in prison.

    Richard T. Hanna (D-California) was convicted and sentenced to 6 years in prison.

    Richard Tonry (D-Louisiana) pleaded guilty to receiving illegal campaign contributions
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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Oh, you mean like these Democrats?

    There is plenty of shame to go around - you need to look honestly, and not be blinded by partisan hatred.

    Criticism is fine, just don't be so high and mighty while missing the whole picture.

    No one said there wasn't and you did put a link for your cite.

    The funny part is, this guy was campaigning against crime while being a criminal.
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    No one said there wasn't and you did put a link for your cite.

    The funny part is, this guy was campaigning against crime while being a criminal.
    Wiki, of course. but it is easily found.

    66gardners is constantly directing her hatemongering comments at conservatives, so I responded based upon her history.

    There are more bad and hypocritical politicians than good these days, and their pathetic shame covers all political parties.

    Personally, I float around in the middle of the pack, and I am disgusted by the finger pointing from all sides.

    I am a firm believer in the adage that those without sin should throw the first stone - and there are none without sin.
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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Wiki, of course. but it is easily found.

    66gardners is constantly directing her hatemongering comments at conservatives, so I responded based upon her history.

    There are more bad and hypocritical politicians than good these days, and their pathetic shame covers all political parties.

    Personally, I float around in the middle of the pack, and I am disgusted by the finger pointing from all sides.

    I am a firm believer in the adage that those without sin should throw the first stone - and there are none without sin.
    So you toss stones anyway? Just wanting to make sure that your rules on others did not actually apply to yourself.

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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Well this guy is well on his career path to becoming a senator or congressman. He's shown what it takes to be a Washington politician: selfishness, greed, arrogance, and stealing.

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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Wiki, of course. but it is easily found.

    66gardners is constantly directing her hatemongering comments at conservatives, so I responded based upon her history.

    There are more bad and hypocritical politicians than good these days, and their pathetic shame covers all political parties.

    Personally, I float around in the middle of the pack, and I am disgusted by the finger pointing from all sides.

    I am a firm believer in the adage that those without sin should throw the first stone - and there are none without sin.
    There's nothing hate-mongering is finding a hypocrite in the republcian party. And what are you talking about "sin" for?
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well this guy is well on his career path to becoming a senator or congressman. He's shown what it takes to be a Washington politician: selfishness, greed, arrogance, and stealing.
    Hypocrisy. Yeah, he joins a long list of republican tea partiers for sure.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Dale Peterson, Gun-Waving Alabama GOP Candidate, Charged With Shoplifting Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Hypocrisy. Yeah, he joins a long list of republican tea partiers for sure.
    Yes, and he joins a long list of Democrats as well. Both sides are the problem.

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