Whole Lotta Rosie

Famed comedian and Michael Moore stunt double Rosie O’Donnell is in hot water. It has been reviled that she has not once but five times exceeded the legal limit in donating to progressive Democrats running for office. According to the New York Post, which conducted an extensive investigation of candidates’ FEC filings, O’Donnell has routinely donated more than the FEC allows: a mere $2,700 per candidate per election cycle. Donors are free to give amounts exceeding that $2,700 limit to super PACs or other organizations supporting the particular candidate but must limit all personal donations.

With the use of an online donation platform ActBlue, O’Donnell admits to donating to candidates who vocally oppose President Donald Trump’s agenda, but says she assumed that if she donated more than the legal limit, the candidates would return the money.

O’Donnell claims the overages were all a mistake, telling the Post she did “nothing nefarious.”

“I was not choosing to over donate,” she said. “If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote. “I don’t look to see who I can donate most to … I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit.”

When the Post asked how much O’Donnell donated to various candidates, she told them that she has “no idea” and that she assumed Act Blue and others “limit donations to the max allowed.” Her brother, Tim, she says, handles her finances and makes the donations.

Hmm a democrat who can’t seem to take responsibility for her actions…sound familiar

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Wait a minute there Rosie. According to the  Federal Election Commission Report when you made your combined $5,400 in contributions over the limit to the five candidates, You did it using five different New York addresses and four variations of Your name. Doesn’t seem like much of an accident, does it?

Is this a good time to bring up Dinesh D’Souza. You remember him right? He’s a political commentator, author, and filmmaker. Who in  May 2014, pleaded guilty to one felony count of making illegal contributions in the names of others.

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 In September 2014, the court sentenced D’Souza to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house (referred to as a “community confinement center”) and a $30,000 fine.

Did I mention that he’s a Republican? Yeah, he over-donated once. The Republican he donated to. Wendy Long, Wendy ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the United States Senate. Oh, and she is also a personal friend of Mr. D’Souza. Let’s see if the law is applied equally here. Regardless the law is the law And Mr. D’Souza had the balls to man up and take responsibility for his mistake. Come on Rosie, Where are your balls. your not fooling us.

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May 7th History In Review

On this day in 1789, President George Washington attends a ball in his honor. The event provided a model for the first official inaugural ball, held to celebrate James Madison’s ascension to the office ten years later, which then became an annual tradition.

Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States on April 30, 1789. A week later, an elaborate ball was held to celebrate the event in New York, the temporary headquarters of the federal government, in a building on Broadway near Wall Street. Unfortunately for the president, his wife Martha was unable to attend. She was still at their estate Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where she was wrapping up business affairs before making the trip to New York.

Washington arrived at the ball in the company of other American statesmen and their wives. That evening he danced with many of New York’s society ladies. Vice President John Adams, members of Congress and visiting French and Spanish dignitaries, as well their wives and daughters, joined in the festivities. Eliza Hamilton, wife of Alexander Hamilton, recorded her impressions of the ball in her memoirs, noting that the president liked to dance the minuet, a dance she thought was suited to his dignity and gravity.

Following Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson held much more informal inaugural celebrations. But in 1809, Madison’s gregarious wife Dolly threw a gala for 400 people at Long’s Hotel in Washington, D.C. Since then, formal inaugural balls have been held almost every four years to celebrate new presidential terms. As the tradition evolved, venues changed to accommodate the increase in attendees. In 1957, multiple balls were held at several venues for Eisenhower’s inauguration. Presidents since Eisenhower have spent the inaugural night making whirlwind stops at a series of parties. Both Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding canceled their inaugural balls in order to save money; Franklin Pierce canceled his due to the recent death of his son. Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt held charity balls for their inaugurations. William Henry Harrison attended three balls after standing all morning in freezing cold conditions at his inaugural ceremony. Soon after, he caught a cold that later developed into pneumonia. He died of complications from pneumonia 30 days into his term.—History.com



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