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IkeMoses
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"Y'all boy Beto was an OG hacktivist (Reuters)"


  

          

I ain't swiping the whole joint cause it's long, but the lede is below:

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-politics-beto-orourke/

"Some things you might know about Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president:

• The Democratic contender raised a record amount for a U.S. Senate race in 2018 and almost beat the incumbent in a Republican stronghold, without hiding his support for gun control and Black Lives Matter protests on the football field.

• When he was younger, he was arrested on drunk-driving charges and played in a punk band. Now 46, he still skateboards.

• The charismatic politician with the Kennedy smile is liberal on some issues and libertarian on others, which could allow him to cross the country’s political divide.

One thing you didn’t know: While a teenager, O’Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history."

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You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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lol @ em glossin over his DWI and burglary charges dat he just
Mar 15th 2019
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dude can skate(board) any charges
Mar 15th 2019
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      RE: I was not convicted of either
Mar 15th 2019
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           imagine being this person all the time
Mar 15th 2019
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           dude has admitted he committed crimes
Mar 15th 2019
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                so we're claiming teenage hi-jinx at 26Y.O...?
Mar 15th 2019
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                not teenage
Mar 15th 2019
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                     RE: inexperience or lack of accomplishments is not an issue
Mar 15th 2019
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                          RE: inexperience or lack of accomplishments is not an issue
Mar 15th 2019
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                               you misunderstood me
Mar 15th 2019
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                                    So no policy accomplishments as an elected official that translate
Mar 16th 2019
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                I've heard stories/jokes about TX
Mar 15th 2019
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I need to see video of him skateboarding, or i call bullshit
Mar 15th 2019
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RE: I need to see video of him skateboarding, or i call bullshit
Mar 18th 2019
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      LOL, I'm done with this dude
Mar 19th 2019
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           when haven't folks voted charisma? lol
Mar 20th 2019
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                That's all that's been offered to date
Mar 20th 2019
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                     Bruh, she lost to Obama AND Trump
Mar 20th 2019
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                     folks confuse how they want the world to be with
Mar 20th 2019
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                     they are tied for Ls in the personality dept
Mar 20th 2019
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I wonder who's a better skateboarder - him or Mike Flynn?
Mar 18th 2019
14
Imma need proof of his Bad Brains fandom too
Mar 20th 2019
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_explain555
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1. "lol @ em glossin over his DWI and burglary charges dat he just"
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miraculously got out of both times


but yay he skateboards




  

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mista k5
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2. "dude can skate(board) any charges"
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if you do any research into it beto admits he was arrested, he explains what happened and more importantly there has been no arrests since then. dude made mistakes, learned and 20 years later is doing what he can for society.

your google is broken?
https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2018/aug/22/silvestre-reyes/beto-orourke-arrested-1990s-burglary-and-dwi/

have a short attention span?

In August 2017, more recently, O’Rourke described the arrests to an East Texas newspaper. The Palestine Herald-Press quoted him saying: "Some 20 years ago, I was charged with driving under the influence and, during my college years, I jumped a fence at the University of Texas at El Paso which resulted in a burglary charge," O'Rourke said. "I was not convicted of either.

"Both incidents were due to poor judgement and I have no excuse for my behavior then. However, since then, I have used my opportunities to serve my community and my state. I'm grateful for the second chance and believe that we all deserve second chances."

details on the "burglary" (hoping a fence at school)
The Times further reported that court records showed that O’Rourke earlier was arrested in 1995 at UTEP on a burglary of building charge, which was later dropped. O’Rourke told the paper: "That happened while I was in college. I along with some friends were horsing around, and we snuck under the fence at the UTEP physical plant and set off an alarm. We were arrested by UTEP police. ... UTEP decided not to press charges. We weren't intending to do any harm," he was quoted saying.

the dwi (stupid stupid thing to do)
According to the story, O'Rourke was arrested on a DWI charge in September 1998 that was dismissed in 1999 after he completed a court-recommended DWI program. "I've been open about that since the very beginning. I have owned up to it and I have taken responsibility for it," O’Rourke told the paper.

  

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bentagain
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3. "RE: I was not convicted of either"
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Fri Mar-15-19 03:21 PM by bentagain

  

          

You're missing the point

His daddy was a judge in TX = YT privilege

ITWABM, he'd have a criminal record.

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4. "imagine being this person all the time"
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you probably tell yourself you're insightful

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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mista k5
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5. "dude has admitted he committed crimes"
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the "burglary" was not any sort of robbery...maybe trespassing. i doubt most people would be charge but i could see it happening to some.

the dwi was so stupid of him to do. very bad judgement. he went to court he complied with a court ordered action to get the charge dismissed.

ive done that with speeding tickets (less serious but still stupid of me)

i know for a fact in this city DWIs were not treated with enough seriousness in the 90s. my non-white father got minimal consequences for his first few of them. his father wasnt even alive for many of them so i know thats not how he got out of them.

what is your concern with beto and his criminal charges? is his dead father going to get him out of future trouble?? has he continued making these stupid choices because he knows he can get off with minimal punishment?

will you only vote for someone who has never been charged with a crime?

will you even vote?

  

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bentagain
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6. "so we're claiming teenage hi-jinx at 26Y.O...?"
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https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2019/mar/14/club-growth/beto-orourke-arrested-dwi-flee-scene/

As a candidate my issue is...what has he done?

MFers got all moist after a speech in a black church

Falling all over themselves for the next Bobby Kennedy Obama

I think you can see the differences in the career accomplishments

The issue with the arrests...well, I've already stated that I don't think he 'skates' if he wasn't a yt privileged male

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mista k5
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8. "not teenage"
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unfortunately you got dudes in they 40s/50s still doing stupid things like those.

dude learned and changed. if you read the vanity piece there were much bigger concerns brought up and some pretty clear examples of his father actually doing some shady stuff.

bringing up his dwi is so what about her emails though.

does he have privilege, yes. is that fair? no. does it disqualify him? no.

i was cooling so much on beto but these trolls are making me defend him lol

i do have concerns on if he will actually get anything done, and a lesser concern of how sincere he is on some of these issues.

inexperience or lack of accomplishments is not an issue.

i need to see him actually announce what policies he is going to focus on. i know i will support the immigration reform stance he takes..unless he does a massive flop on it, in which case i would be done with him. prison reform i also expect him to be strong on. income inequality he will probably be okay, healthcare he might cave too much.

there are some substantive concerns people should have with beto, his dwi is not one.

  

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bentagain
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9. "RE: inexperience or lack of accomplishments is not an issue"
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feel free to list them

I found, a few bills for service veterans and military personnel

...?

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11. "RE: inexperience or lack of accomplishments is not an issue"
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https://media.giphy.com/media/pPhyAv5t9V8djyRFJH/giphy.gif

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12. "you misunderstood me"
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i was saying how many accomplishments he has or how many terms and which positions he has held are not the most important factors to me.

if accomplishments were the metric i dont know how all the candidates would rank.

  

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13. "So no policy accomplishments as an elected official that translate "
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to the major policy platform this cycle like criminal justice reform, income inequality, gnd, m4a, etc...

Lost his last election

Criminal record. Even the OP tying him to a hacker organization implies illegality

...and you're trying to convince me he's not a product of yt privilege...

Liking the cut of his jib and being able to read a script are the only qualities being offered.

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7. "I've heard stories/jokes about TX"
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and dwi/open container stuff as recently as like ten years ago.


I'm not one to discount the impact of white male privilege, but I've heard some shit from TX residents about stuff like that too. (I admit I can't recall WHERE in TX, but still doesn't surprise me to hear (read) it confirmed by you...)

  

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10. "I need to see video of him skateboarding, or i call bullshit"
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that shit hurts like a motherfucker once you hit like 25.

https://www.instagram.com/sbmission365/

In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
-Hunter S. Thompson

  

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15. "RE: I need to see video of him skateboarding, or i call bullshit"
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>that shit hurts like a motherfucker once you hit like 25.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwizfmPNrH8

  

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16. "LOL, I'm done with this dude "
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Tue Mar-19-19 08:31 AM by bentagain

  

          

MFers really gonna vote for charisma over content in the Trumpster era...?

Not even an ollie or a powerslide

WOW, at least he didn't fall off.

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17. "when haven't folks voted charisma? lol"
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Let me sport my Air Hyperbole 2010s in peace. (c) ansomble

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18. "That's all that's been offered to date"
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Examples...?

Would you say HRC had more charisma than Bern?

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20. "Bruh, she lost to Obama AND Trump"
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and needed a huge head start and the DNC chair cheating for her to get past Bernie.

shut up already, damn

  

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22. "folks confuse how they want the world to be with"
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how it is.


Likability is a huge factor. Is it fair? No.


But do we really want to die on that hill?


I'm not big on Beto personally, but if he is the best shot to beat Trump then lets ride.



  

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21. "they are tied for Ls in the personality dept"
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Let me sport my Air Hyperbole 2010s in peace. (c) ansomble

Building repetoires (c) spm since 1983

  

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14. "I wonder who's a better skateboarder - him or Mike Flynn?"
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Streets won't let me chill.

  

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19. "Imma need proof of his Bad Brains fandom too"
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