Republican by day, Romeo by night, robbed by morning

Full story: TwinCities.com

He met her in the bar of the swank hotel and invited her to his room. Once there, the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed.
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Jennifer

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So... judging from this article, it appears the reader is to come away from it with the feeling this fellow's extreme politics made him a good victim? Bravo on your always biased reporting, Twin Cities media. Brav-o.
Robert in Shoreview

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Don't like to see anyone get robbed, but this person's attitude needs a little adjustment. Seems like he got what his attitude deserved!
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finally a feel good story..who says the press only reports negative things...
guess he got his taste of war...
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I thought Republicans didn't do those kinds of things. God would be angry!
Jennifer

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The political opinions of the victim have NOTHING to do with his being drugged and robbed at his hotel. Did this reporter track down the burglar who wiled this man with her Twin Cities nice knockout drugs and ask whether she was aware of his politics and valiantly punishing his misdeeds by stealing from him? No. The crime - which according to the writer isn't really a crime because clearly the victim was a jerk who asked for it - hasn't been solved.

Does this publication make a habit of identifying the political party and values of crime victims? Of course not! Not unless it allows them to add to their long, boring litany of "Republicans are bad" stories. This so-called story is more of a cautionary tale. The moral (and moralizing from news organizations is so rich and ironic) being Republicans are naughty and mean but in the end fate and strange women with unfavorable motives make things right.
Babs Johnson

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He looks to be about the right age. As soon as we start the Iran bombing, I'm sure he'll be the first to show up at his local army recruiting office to volunteer to serve his country and put his life on the line, making the sacrifices necessary for American victory.

Or, more likely, he'll be just another warmongering douchebag coward. "Bomb the hell out of them! Ha ha ha ha ha! While my cowardly butt stays firmly planted in my lawyer office in Colorado. Throw as many American lives at the war effort as may be necessary, so long as it isn't mine!"

This guy's attitude is vulgar. And he's a Republican. You do the math.
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I'm confused, is this a news article or an editorial?

I didn't think it was possible, but congratulations Pioneer Press. You have managed to sink to new low.
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Were his kidneys still in his body? He will be fine, lesson learned.
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Wow!! sound good, real good!!! Now I want to ask him if it was for the insurance or a publicity stunt bcuz surely he's getting both!!!!!!!!!! good play Mr. Schwartz, enjoy your benefits on behalf of those who believed your foolish tale.
JKS

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I think this guy's "dream ticket" was a MICKEY FINN. What an idiot. I don't care if he was a Republican or a Democrat. The haul included a $30,000 watch, a $20,000 ring, a necklace valued at $5,000, earrings priced at $4,000 and a Prada belt valued at $1,000. That's only $60,000. You mean to tell us he had $60,000 in cash on him? I don't believe it.

May be Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Barney Frank (D., Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), a powerful member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Congress will bail him out like they plan to use our taxpayer funds to resuscitate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and return them to profitability.

He got screwed without the kiss just like the tax payers are getting it.
David

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To me, anyone who walks around with $60K of bling is asking for it. My guess is that he chatted up his "friend" by making sure she knew how much everything cost... and he probably told her that he had lots more where that came from. And then she went to work doing to him what he clearly wanted to do to her.

Welcome to the real world, boys and girls. Life ain't fair, and not everyone plays by the rules. No, he shouldn't have been victimized... that was wrong... HOWEVER, as anyone who lives in a real city knows, you NEVER tempt anyone with your stuff. That's a fact of life. If your toys are expensive, and you draw attention to yourself, you are an instant mark for anyone with a little larceny in them. It's not fair, but it's inevitable.

Just remember, life doesn't give us what we expect, it gives us what we deserve... I'm sure lots of folks are going to chastise me for being so insensitive, so judgemental. Boo hoo. C'mon, why does anyone need a belt costing $1000? And I'll bet that my $50 Timex keeps time just about as well as a watch costing 600 times as much.

I know truly rich people, who literally get paid seven figures a year, who, if you saw them on the street, appear to be just like any working stiff. Truly wealthy people have no need or desire to show off how much they have cuz there are very nasty people out there who would do anything to get their hands on someone else's money. Anyone with real wealth either has a very large bodyguard or keeps the real jewels and bling hidden in their private safe. The pretenders and wannabes are the ones walking around with a neon sign on their backs saying, "Hi, I'm naive and stupid and I've got tons of bling that I maxed out my credit cards to buy... ROB ME BLIND!!"

BTW, could it be that, by flashing all of the sparklies around, he was compensating for the lack of, ahem, something else? I'm just asking...
Sarah D

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Hotels have safes for a reason. Too bad this guy didn't think of that.

Oh well, stupid is as stupid does. This guy has made a laughingstock of himself.
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This is Why I am a Conservative and Not a Republican ... Your run of the mill Republican is concerned about keeping as much of their money as possible. Conservatives are concerned about principle. Liberals have no principle except don't tell me what to do and let's socialize everything into a no risk world.
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"Less taxes and more war," he said, smiling. He said the U.S. should "bomb the hell" out of Iran because the country threatens Israel.

"Asked by the interviewer how America would pay for a military confrontation with Iran, he said the U.S. should take the country's resources.

"We should plant a flag. Take the oil, take the money," he said. "We deserve reimbursement."

A few hours after the interview, an unknown woman helped herself to Schwartz's resources."
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I've never seen so much biographical information about a crime VICTIM in my life! The next time some woman gets raped, will the PioneerPress investigate who she voted for in recent elections, or what jewelry she might have been wearing? I'll admit the guy sounds like an overly outspoken jerk, but does that make him deserving of the ridiculous tone of the article? Wow.
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Just Sayin wrote:
I've never seen so much biographical information about a crime VICTIM in my life! The next time some woman gets raped, will the PioneerPress investigate who she voted for in recent elections, or what jewelry she might have been wearing? I'll admit the guy sounds like an overly outspoken jerk, but does that make him deserving of the ridiculous tone of the article? Wow.
You're missing the point. He gave all this information to the police and media voluntarily. Quit trying to turn this into a Democrat/Republican issue, it's not. His braggadocio, swagger, and "full of himself" attitude set the scene for the ALLEGED crime. Which are the same reasons he poured out his life story to the media. The guy sounds like a real jerk, that if his head got any bigger he'd have to grease his ears to fit through a doorway. I've got to admit I'm more than a little curious as to why a single guy, miles from home would be carrying around a necklace, earrings, and a purse, valued together at 10 grand. Sixty thousand in cash also seems suspect. Keep an eye on this story. There's a whole lot more here than meets the eye.
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I hope they catch this ripp-off!! Good luck Mr.Schwartz.
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Jennifer wrote:
So... judging from this article, it appears the reader is to come away from it with the feeling this fellow's extreme politics made him a good victim? Bravo on your always biased reporting, Twin Cities media. Brav-o.
I'm with you Jennifer, This man did nothing wrong.
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Just Sayin wrote:
I've never seen so much biographical information about a crime VICTIM in my life! The next time some woman gets raped, will the PioneerPress investigate who she voted for in recent elections, or what jewelry she might have been wearing? I'll admit the guy sounds like an overly outspoken jerk, but does that make him deserving of the ridiculous tone of the article? Wow.
When someone is especially stupid as this guy was, it tends to invite ridicule.

Also there's that family values issue again. See if the Republicans would quite trying to act as though they're so moral and upright, maybe they wouldn't get laughed at so much when they prove that they're kind of ... well LACKING in the morals department.
Sarah D

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Barb wrote:
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I'm with you Jennifer, This man did nothing wrong.
Well...taking a woman that he picked up in a bar to his hotel room while leaving $120,000 worth of valuables just laying about wasn't WRONG but it sure was dumb.

And aren't Republicans the ones who usually frown on casual sex?

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