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Crooked guido congressman from Staten Island

Remember Michael Grimm, the guido congressman from Staten Island?

He has been indicted:

Prosecutors said during that time, Grimm filed false state and federal tax returns to underreport over a $1 million in sales and wages by concealing gross receipts for cash purchases and paid workers hundreds of thousands of dollars off the books.

There is also perjury and employment of illegal aliens.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Posted in Crime, Politics

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  1. I hope he goes to jail.

    The end of the real world is upon us

    April 28, 2014 at 2:57 PM

  2. Stranger than fiction

    These charges stemmed out of an investigation that had something to do with illegal campaign finance fundraising from a millionaire Israeli rabbi.

    It gets even deeper. The investigation by the FBI started not too long after Grimm left the FBI, where he used to work. Did he give his colleagues there reason to believe he was a crooked guy who would be a good target for an investigation? Or just infuriate the wrong people?

    NY local news stories often read like old-fashioned noir detective novels.

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    Silence of the NAMs

    April 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    • Operating the business in a crooked manner with respect to tax and another annoying laws and regulations that get in the way of profit is part and parcel of the guido business model.

      It’s too bad he’s a Republican and not a Democrat.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    • I like your internet name!

      MaryK

      April 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM

  3. In his defense (sort of), my casual impression is A LOT of closely-held companies do this sort of thing. I know a lot of contractors who’ve said f*** it and just gone back to being tradesmen. No way they can compete with every mom-and-pop cheating on payroll and not paying workers comp premiums. Restaurants and retailers are notorious for this sort of thing. I bet we see more of this as people hanging on by their fingernails to upper class status try to keep the balls in the air.

    The Anti-Gnostic

    April 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    • You shouldn’t run for public office if you have not reported a million dollars of income. That sort of stuff gets discovered if you’re in the public spotlight.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 28, 2014 at 3:32 PM

  4. Well thank goodness that the media now has a Republican they can make noise about to distract people from the Democratic crime wave.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/the-democrats-theyre-not-a-party-theyre-a-crime-wave.php

    Not that anybody knows about the Democratic crime wave in the first place.

    peterike

    April 28, 2014 at 4:30 PM

  5. I bet if they randomly audited any 20 football or basketball players, they’d come up with way more than a million in unreported income.

    margie damp drawers

    April 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM

  6. OT: This is the sort of thing that happens in Philadelphia when guidos are left to their own devices:

    Robert

    April 28, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    • It looks like something the late Jeffrey Johnson might have designed.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 28, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    • Yes, because you see the sexual revolution and its ill effects were really the work of Italian-American men from Philadelphia. It’s a huge secret that only we readers of LOTB know about. And all these years conservatives have been blaming Hollywood, academia, and Wall street! They should have forgotten about Hugh Heffner and gone after Frank Rizzo instead./s

      Actually, this very suggestive photo could have been designed by a lot of the men on this blog. I mean they almost always talk about women in term of desiring sex, “gaming,” and PUA. Anything we hear about what makes a good wife has to do with a wife’s utilitarian value to her husband. Rarely do we hear about marriage and family – what it takes to be a good husband or good wife. So this photo, which seems to show a woman getting read to give head, is the perfect illustration to attract the kind of men who post here.

      MaryK

      April 28, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      • MaryK, if you don’t recognize that sign as distinctly guido, I have a hard time believing that you’ve spent much time around guidos.

        King of Jeans is closed, but the sign is still there. It’s located in south Philly in a SWPL paradise that was overrun with mobsters just a couple of decades ago. I still remember the first time I saw it, one morning back in 2008. I’d just moved to the neighborhood and I was going out to find a cup of coffee for my girlfriend when I turned a corner and saw that glorious sign. I couldn’t believe it. I was in awe. I just stood there staring at it for a good minute. Then I had an uncontrollable fit of laughter that must have looked weird to anyone else who was on the street.

        The future of the sign is in question. Hopefully it’ll be moved to a museum, which is where it deserves to be:

        http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/03/06/will-happen-king-jeans-sign/

        Robert

        April 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      • LOL…You might be right.

        But then, it’s very prole!

        JS

        April 29, 2014 at 1:16 PM

      • Robert, let me ask you this: if this sign had been found in any other neighborhood and had been over a store owned by someone who was not Italian, would you have thought “guido” when you saw it? Something tells me that you just used that vulgar sign to confirm a bias you already had. Yes, guidos are vulgar. But American culture is awash in vulgarity. And guidos are not powerful enough in American society to have any significant influence on public morals. You claimed the sign made you laugh. But I wonder why you didn’t contact the proper authorities to try to object to it.

        I actually saw in Bensonhurst in 1980 something in a public park much more vulgar than even this. But in 50 years of living with and near Italians this was the only incident. Some boys (or men) had taken a white T-shirt and drawn a pair of women/s breasts on it and hung it on a basketball hoop. I was horrified at the sight of it, and thought, “if I found out which punks were responsible for doing this, I’d get a wooden spoon and beat their _asses until they were redder than spaghetti sauce.. Other people in the community must have objected because the T-shirt was not there for long. Or maybe the boys who put it there took it down after a few hours of giving the locals a good shock for fun.. Who knows?

        MaryK

        April 29, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      • Anything we hear about what makes a good wife has to do with a wife’s utilitarian value to her husband. Rarely do we hear about marriage and family – what it takes to be a good husband or good wife.

        Isn’t the wife supposed to be completely subordinate to the desires of her husband?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

  7. The fool wants to stay in office. LOL! What does he think he is, a Democrat?

    Dan

    April 28, 2014 at 6:11 PM

  8. At this instant, Matt Drudge is implying, in Drudge’s patented way with sequential links, that the main story is a Grimm fairy tale.

    Mark Caplan

    April 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM

  9. LOTB 2014 – The Year of Going Guido.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM

  10. There is also perjury and employment of illegal aliens.

    Grimm’s pro-amnesty. Ironic because guidos are one of the more racist white groups.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 28, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    • Guidos like anybody else can be self serving. Hiring Mexicans is in vogue nowadays. Everybody does it, even Chinese and Indian businessmen use Mexicans for menial work. Low skilled blacks have been backed into a corner and expect to lose out to Hispanics in the coming decades. I expect backlash of Hispanics from blacks.

      JS

      April 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM

  11. What is the equivalent term for Jews that “guido” is for Italians?

    And do you ever use it?

    Rifleman

    April 29, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    • The Jewish mafia is called the matziah.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      • Sounds like mafia food for passover!

        JS

        April 30, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    • In Hebrew the term for guido-like guys is ‘arse’. ‘Frecha’ is used to describe the female equivalent.

      I would say these terms are used fairly often, sometimes in jest.

      Yossi

      April 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    • What is the equivalent term for Jews that “guido” is for Italians?

      Guidos. Or prole Jews.

      Jews have significant Italian ancestry which leads to the Jewish guido phenomena.

      Howard Stern is the most prominent example of Jewish guidoism. Then there’s Michael Savage, Seinfeld’s Kramer, Brighton Beach Russian Jews. Does Pam Geller count as guidette Jewess?

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 29, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      • Now this is just silly. Howard Stern a guido? Seinfeld’s Kramer? What you’re doing is transforming guido from its original meaning into an all-purpose term for any person who seems working-class and shows some kind of personality. Based on this definition, even I could be called a guido (or in this case guidette!) This is being done because none of you on this site want to admit that you have anti-Italian bias. Of course true guido types are found in all ethnic groups, but this doesn’t change the fact that the term guido is used almost exclusively for Italians. There are always people who fit the stereotype of a group they don’t belong to. I was riding the Amtrak train several years ago and ended up dining with a man from a small town in Ohio. He was socially liberal, while I’m socially conservative. I joked to him that each of us typified the image of the other’s hometown. Also, I’m much more sexually conservative than either of my parents even though I was born in the 1960’s and they in the 1930’s. Stereotypes are considered crass for a reason.

        As to the “matziah” I don’t believe this term is used or even known by many people. The mainstream media would certainly not use it.

        MaryK

        April 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      • It’s a joke. (The Matzia)

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 30, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      • Howard Stern a guido?

        If Stern isn’t a Jewish guido who is? Like many prole class Jews he even claims recent Italian ancestry.

        What you’re doing is transforming guido from its original meaning into an all-purpose term for any person who seems working-class

        Has guido meant anything else?

        This is being done because none of you on this site want to admit that you have anti-Italian bias.

        I almost dated a guidette. She flaked on me because she was a loon (more than girls usually are). I’ve also dated non-guidette Italians. Lion only dates wealthy, secretive heiresses. For status.

        There are always people who fit the stereotype of a group they don’t belong to.

        All individuals in an ethnic group fit their stereotype. No exceptions.

        As to the “matziah” I don’t believe this term is used or even known by many people.

        The mafia is almost extinct. They’ve been replaced by Russian Jewish guido mafia guys.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      • Stern is prole but not Guido.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 30, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      • Don Sterling meets all Jewish guido criteria. He has underclass tastes in sports. He was a trial attorney. He dresses poorly because he doesn’t care about impressing the elites. He’s racist. He’s addicted to prostitutes. He emotionally abuses his wife. He’s fat because he prefers a prole diet of chips, greasy burgers, and french fries rather than an elite meal of thai spices and soy lattes.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      • It’s time Lion drop the charade and admit the obvious – The Lion isDon Sterling.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2014 at 8:17 PM

  12. Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay AKA Andrew Clay Silverstein is another famous Jewish guido. He even Italianize his act to make himself as guido as possible. His parents were likely guidos to have given him a thuggish middle name like ‘Clay’.

    Are Gilbert Gottfried and Jon Lovitz Jewish guidos or just nerds ?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 29, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    • Don Sterling is arguably a Jewish guido.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    • I don’t know how you’d classify Gilbert Gottfried, but he still turns me on!

      MaryK

      April 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      • You asked for it:

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM

  13. I had that coming, didn’t I? LOL! Well, that just about kills off any erotic feeling I had for him. But actually he WAS kind of cute a few decades ago. Then again, so was I!

    MaryK

    April 30, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    • Ordinary people think that clip is exceptionally romantic.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 1, 2014 at 9:32 PM

  14. “All individuals in an ethnic group fit their stereotype. No exceptions.”

    Was this comment serious? You seem too intelligent to believe something this absurd. Maybe I’m misreading what you mean? If what you meant is that stereotypes started out having some basis in reality and then got corrupted into caricatures of the reality, then you could be right. I heard that Milton Friedman once said “all stereotypes are true.” I believe he meant what I just wrote and not the literal meaning of the words he used.

    As for “guido,” people are free to give the word any meaning they choose. But the original meaning of guido was a dumb obnoxious type who acted ostentatious. Most working class people of any ethnicity aren’t like this. The fact that “guido” is now being used to describe all working class men may even indicate that its working class men who are being stereotyped rather than Italian-American men.

    MaryK

    April 30, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    • The fact that “guido” is now being used to describe all working class men

      Madame, you’ve confused guido with prole, the latter being the repetitive, blanket description of the working class. Shame on you.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 1, 2014 at 9:33 PM


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