Sunday, October 24, 2010

Need A Good Scare? Read The Bible - If that doesn't work...

Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings was a federal judge until he was impeached and convicted for bribery and perjury in 1988.

Prosecutors proved he accepted $150,000 from the brothers Frank and Thomas Romano while adjudicating a federal racketeering case.

U.S. Senators allowed him the right to seek and fill public office anyway, and he represents the 23rd District of Florida.

It's an area that neatly borders all GOP strongholds in Palm Beach County, the orange and graprfruit groves of St. Lucie and Martin Counties, and takes in the communities with large minority populations such as Riviera Beach, Delray, parts of West Palm Beach and the sugar plantation towns in the Everglades near Belle Glade and Pahokee on the shores of Lake Okeechobee.

Congressional pundit Charlie Cook rates it as D+28, the safest of districts in which it would take an atomic attack or other apocalyptic event to unseat the incumbent.

He is the author and one of only 7 co-sponsors of H.R. 645, a controversial plan that would require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to establish 6 long-term residential centers on military bases sprinkled throughout the regional territories of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Federal authorities would presumably use these centers to confine people who have been displaced by natural disasters, attack or other vast upheavals for indefinite periods for their own safety, presumably as long as it takes to stabilize the situation enough to allow poor people with no home and nowhere else to go to live in a safe environment under government supervision.

One may read all about it here.

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