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Schock repays government 40k for ‘Downton Abbey’ office decor

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising star in the Republican Party, has been under scrutiny for using taxpayer money to pay for the redecorating, as well as using his official and campaign funds for flights on donor-owned planes and concert tickets. Continue reading ? The post Schock repays government 40k for ‘Downton Abbey’ office decor appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Downton Funk

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Once more, we have proof that whether something blends or not matters less than whether you can make a pub out of the titles. Yet this one works on other levels as well. The TV show Downton Abbey meets the song “Uptown Funk” in this mashup from College Humor. -via Tastefully Offensive

Friday Evening Open Thread: Schocking!

Smart explainer from Marin Cogan, at NYMag, on “How Downton Abbey Office Décor Morphed Into a D.C. Spending Scandal“: … Other reporters actually had looked at Schock’s finances before but didn’t report them.“The irony of this whole thing is that the fact that he spent a lot of money on hotels and travel has been [Read more...]

Rep. Schock reimburses government for 'Downton Abbey' renovation

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.

'Downton Abbey' Quotes: The Dowager Countess' Best Quips

Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham is a woman of strong opinions, and solicited or not, she loves to share them. She may be a bit stodgy when it comes to societal norms, but she has also demonstrated the ability to go with the flow as she witnesses the decay of the class system and lifestyle she's always known. Show More Summary

Aaron Schock Ponies Up $35,000 in Personal Funds for 'Downton Abbey' Office

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) has repaid the government $35,000 from his personal funds for his eyebrow-raising Downton Abbey-inspired office decour, USA Today reports: "As he said he would, Congressman Schock has fulfilled his commitment to pay for all the renovation...

Downton Funk’, A Mashup of ‘Downton Abbey’ and the Mark Ronson Song ‘Uptown Funk’

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“In social class we’re still on top. Don’t believe me just watch.” “Downton Funk” is a mashup by CollegeHumor that combines Downton Abbey with the song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson which features some strong vocals from Bruno Mars. The song features many story points from the show and is told from the perspective of Hugh […]

Downton Funk (Uptown Funk / Downton Abbey Mash-Up)

yesterdayHumor : College Humor

Nothing's funkier than Post-Edwardian British class struggles. RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Aaron Schock’s Ass Writes Check For Downton Abbey Office, US Treasury Cashes It

Hello, hot Republican boyfriend Aaron Schock, what are we doing with our time today? Oh, me? Nothing, just checking in with you. Oh, you finally had to write a check to the United States Treasury for that free-stylin’ Downton Abbey office...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Failed to Disclose Fancy Gifts While Cavorting with British Royals

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

For a congressman mired in an ethics scandal started by his love of Downton Abbey, it's rather fitting that Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) get into further trouble for accepting gifts while cavorting around London, cosplaying as a British royal.

Kim Kardashian's Beyond-Tight Latex Dress Looks Like a Halloween Costume

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. What's latex, pink, and tighter than a Downton Abbey corset? Kim Kardashian! Well, more specifically, Kim Kardashian's dress. On Thursday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star stepped out at a London party honoring Madonna in one of her most eye-catching (and, yes, revealing) outfits yet. Show More Summary

From ‘Downton Abbey’ to ‘1984’: An amazing 2D timeline of stories about the past and future

This post comes via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site. This 2D timeline from web comic site Xkcd.com is a novel way of tracking movies, books and TV shows about the past and future. The chart is a little hard to understand at first, but once you get it, it’s pretty interesting. The date of […]

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

Guess what? We’re on episode seven of Downton Abbey, which means we’re in the home stretch! And we have all of the staples of a primetime soap opera in this episode: a wedding that may or may not occur, opposition to a marriage, an announcement from a killjoy, a mother bitchier than Joan Crawford in … Continue reading New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

More ethics problems for Rep. Aaron Schock?

Livin' large. Rep. Aaron Schock, better known as the Downton Abbey Congressman, seems to be in more trouble. Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds...Show More Summary

'Downton Abbey' Congressman Lawyers Up

Rep. Aaron Schock has hired two prominent Washington defense attorneys and a public relations firm to respond to the swirling controversy and a potential ethics probe over how he has financed his lavish lifestyle. The move by the embattled...Show More Summary

Rep. Aaron Schock (R – Downton Abbey) lawyers up after new spending revealed

Following reports that Illinois Republican Aaron Schock paid for private flights to and around his home district using taxpayer and campaign dollars, possibly in violation of House ethics rules, a new report from the Associated Press shows new spending by the Congressman on public and campaign accounts that has led our nation’s most Abercrombiefied member of Congress to […]

Rep. Aaron Schock Spent Donor, Taxpayer Funds On Katy Perry Concerts and Private Planes

Illinois Representative Aaron “Haters Gonna Hate” Schock, who you may remember from such hits as “Downton Abbey Themed Office” and “Super Racist Aide Who Thinks Black People Are Like Zoo Animals,” is currently the subject of an Associated Press investigation into his finance issues. It turns out that Schock has spent taxpayer money and campaign […]

'Downton Abbey' Season 5: Episode 8 Recap. Rose's Mother Tries to Sabotage Her Wedding

Last Sunday on "Downton Abbey," Atticus and Rose's parents are against their marriage, and Rose's mother Susan does something drastic to prevent the wedding from pushing through. Moreover, Lord Grantham has an inkling about little Marigold's true identity.

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