...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



His eyes are dead:

“No one has bought me, No. 1,” Menendez said last spring. “No one, ever. In the 20 years I’ve been in Congress, never has it been suggested that that could even be possible. Never in 40 years of public life. So I’m not going to reach this moment in my life to make that a possibility.”
Castillo called the allegations part of a “diabolical plot” orchestrated to discredit Melgen, who owns a company with a lucrative contract with the Dominican government to provide X-ray machines at ports. The machines would be used to scan shipping containers to look for contraband and illegal drugs.
Miami Herald
“He treated me well,” she said. “He had money. He was very generous.
Carl Hiaasen(Miami Herald) on Menendez/Melgen
Prominent Dominican lawyer Vinicio Castillo on Monday said allegations that linked U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to sex parties with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic were part of a “dirty campaign” aimed at discrediting his cousin, a Florida eye doctor who has a stalled multimillion-dollar contract for security at Dominican ports.
The contract was originally signed with the Dominican government a decade ago. Two years ago, Melgen bought out the company that had signed the contract.
That contract has raised controversy due to its cost — an estimated $500 million to $1 billion over 20 years. And the machines have not been installed.
Menendez, who has received healthy campaign contributions from the doctor, in a July Senate hearing peppered Obama officials about what they were doing to help U.S. business interests in the Dominican Republic. He specifically mentioned the contract for X-ray equipment at the ports.
Castillo’s father, Vinicio “Vincho” Castillo, the government’s drug czar and Melgen’s uncle, has also spoken about the need for the machines.
Fieser/Miami Herald
They all started to come to light Tuesday and Wednesday when the FBI raided the South Florida offices of Menendez’s friend and donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, accused in the emails of flying the New Jersey Democrat to the Dominican Republic for the trysts.
Menendez called the claims “fallacious allegations.”
Caputo/Miami Herald
Menendez trove at the Daily Caller

Okay. A brief defense of hater sites and wingnut web presence.
The mindset of counter-MSM journalism, essentially the left/liberal channel on the net, is so timid and knee-jerk partisan you can get most of the two "sides" to any serious issue from scanning FOXNews and the Daily Kos.
The polarized scornful dismissal of non-liberal non-progressive but non-mainsream whatever, means that any info not acceptable to either the MSM or the counterMSM has no validity. It's not going to show up in acceptable channels.
Partisan news is just team playing, and there's always only two teams.
If you want to get at what's really happening you'll have to dig through a lot of shit, and you'll need inspired guidance. There's a lot of shit out there.
But the truth is out there as well.
The Daily Caller has no standing with Gawker. Xymphora's on the ADL's hatewatch menu.
My stance, such as it is, is that I'll read anything by anybody. And make my own mind up.
So, the biggest bankers in Ecuador rip off the little Ecuadoran checking and savings folks and flee to the US, while the little Ecuadoran folks lose their money in the failure of Filanbanco, biggest bank in Ecuador - money which the Isaias bros now have for their very own, to live largely upon.
Menendez has their backs. Seriously has their backs.
Melgen the Opthalmologist's uncle is the drug czar of the Dominican Republic.
Melgen the Opthalmologist buys a company lined up to run X-ray scanners at major shipping ports in Dominican Republic. Playing a central role in whether or not illegal drugs are moving through D.R.
Menendez godfathers Melgen's business interest in Dominican homeland security through the various USgovernment avenues necessary.
Melgen takes Menendez to D.R., more than twice, for what an anonymous tipster says is sex vacation party fun, with underage hookers.
Neighbors in D.C. say Menendez is an at-home sex-party fool.
The math is pretty easy.
Menendez is a sex addict, vulnerable to all kinds of blackmail pressure and entrapment/enticement because of that.
Corruption is the place this thing breeds and reproduces itself.
Sex and drugs are used to corrupt individuals, money is used to corrupt individuals and the system.
Menendez is Cuban.
What makes it hang together is the Lansky connection to pre-revolution Cuba, and Lansky's spiritual grandchildren in the "Kosher Nostra". An invisible organization which dominates international illegal drug trafficking. Most Americans think the int'l drug biz is run by the producers of the drugs themselves, which is absurd.
The control of US foreign policy by Jews - Senator "We Own You Bob" Menendez is Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee - accounts for, among other seriously bad-for-US policy decisions, the otherwise senseless continued presence of US military in Afghanistan. The world's biggest source of pre-heroin opium, Afghanistan. Which has just produced its largest opium crop ever, during an occupation by the most powerful military force in the world.
But you have to have that initial hypothesis working, that the international illegal drug industry's being run by Jewish gangsters.
And without solid evidence for that, the allegation just means you're anti-Semitic, willing to believe anything that makes Jews look bad.
Of course if you did have solid evidence for that, the depth and breadth of it are so global, and the ruthlessness of the main players so implacably vicious, your life wouldn't be worth a dime bag of street-cut skag.
And it would be pretty hard to find a safe place to hide out in long enough to get that info to anyone who could do something with it. And who would that be anyway?
Probably not the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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