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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sen. Rand Paul revealed Wednesday that his wife bought stock in Gilead Sciences --which makes an antiviral drug used to treat covid-19 -- on Feb. 26, 2020, before the threat from the coronavirus was fully understood by the public and before it was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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These are such miserable human beings.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2021-08-12 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"She also said Paul's wife, Kelley, an author and former communications consultant, lost money on the investment, which she made with her own earnings. The purchase was of between $1,000 and $15,000 of stock in Gilead, which makes the antiviral drug known as remdesivir. The company's stock was worth $74.70 per share on the day of the purchase and rose above $80 in March. It has since fluctuated and was worth $69.84 on the day of Paul's disclosure more than a year later."

I don't know what's worse.....that he acted on what he thought was insider info and didn't disclose it?

Or that he still managed to lose money on it.

LOL....I'm not sure if that's why he delayed the reporting...that he's so embarrassed that even with a massive head start on stock purchases like this......he still lost.

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-12 10:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 | Posted by Zed

'Vile' would be a better descriptor.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-08-12 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Problem is we all lose with jackazzes like him in office. His neighbor needs to do a more successful repeat.

#4 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-08-12 10:41 AM | Reply

"The purchase was of between $1,000 and $15,000 of stock in Gilead..."

These folks know the reporting rules. They probably bought $14,999.99.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-12 10:52 AM | Reply

Throw that bastard in prison.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-12 11:24 AM | Reply

@#2 ... I don't know what's worse.....that he acted on what he thought was insider info and didn't disclose it?

Or that he still managed to lose money on it. ...

In my view, the formal is worse (acting on insider info).

It is illegal to use insider information for investing.

It is not illegal to lose money on your investments.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-12 11:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LOL. Ethics are so overrated.

- - the GOP deflector

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-08-12 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What's a stock? Is it free and can I smoke or drink it?

-Drunken savage

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-12 11:51 AM | Reply

"I don't know what's worse"

Of course you don't

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-08-12 12:20 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by LampLighter

Simple and straight forward is what seems to confuse beverly.

#11 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-08-12 12:20 PM | Reply

-It is illegal to use insider information for investing.

I think recently some rules changed on that but prior to that....it wasn't really illegal for a member of congress to trade on insider information.

-It is not illegal to lose money on your investments.

No, but it's funny as hell in this instance.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-12 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"My fellow Americans, these are trying times. I really need more of you to get sick."

#13 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-08-12 01:12 PM | Reply

The conflict of interest is sufficient to require the Senate to consider expelling him.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-12 01:17 PM | Reply

@#12 ... it wasn't really illegal for a member of congress to trade on insider information. ...

As recently as last year, this occurred...

How Senators May Have Avoided Insider Trading Charges (May 2020)
www.forbes.com

...Insider trading by a member of Congress is a crime. To bring a case here, however, federal authorities must overcome two obstacles: the Speech and Debate Clause, and proving "materiality" in novel circumstances. Indeed, the announcement that the authorities have closed their investigations into three senators may show these obstacles already have proven too steep....

So it does appear to be a crime, it just seems that there is a higher barrier for prosecutors when Congress is involved.

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-12 01:52 PM | Reply

His neighbor punched him in the face. That kinda says it all.

#16 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-08-12 06:12 PM | Reply

Maybe we should start a a petition to get his neighbor to punch him again.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-12 06:39 PM | Reply

Maybe we should start a a petition to get his neighbor to punch him again.

A GoFundMe for his legal bills would be a better incentive.

#18 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-08-12 06:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The purchase was of between $1,000 and $15,000 of stock in Gilead"

LMAO
This is what qualifies for liberal hysteria? Gimme sommat ---- y'all smoking.

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-13 12:22 AM | Reply

"This is what qualifies for liberal hysteria?"

Try the concept: are you okay with Senators and their families using inside information to buy or sell securities? How about ignoring reporting requirements; okay with that, too?

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-13 12:32 AM | Reply

"The purchase was of between $1,000 and $15,000 of stock in Gilead..."

These folks know the reporting rules. They probably bought $14,999.99.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-12 10:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

It's probably more like $149,999 knowing how honest and ethical they have been.

Kentucky is perennially one of the worst states for jobs, education, health care, etc and yet this --- and his traitorous counterpart keep winning. The people of KY cannot be that dumb, can they?

#21 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-13 09:06 AM | Reply

Try the concept: are you okay with Senators and their families using inside information to buy or sell securities? How about ignoring reporting requirements; okay with that, too?

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-13 12:32 AM | Reply | Flag

So long as it is GQP senators he is fine with it.

#22 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-13 09:07 AM | Reply

On a more positive note, my wife gets along very well with the neighbors, so she gets to cut the grass. I call that a win-win...
-Ethically challenged man wearing a floor mop on his head

#23 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-13 01:10 PM | Reply

"His neighbor needs to do a more successful repeat."
#4 | POSTED BY YODAGIRL
"Maybe we should start a a petition to get his neighbor to punch him again."
#17 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Inciting violence against a sitting U.S. Senator? Not cool. Hope you two enjoy your visits with the Mennonites.

#24 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-08-13 05:11 PM | Reply

"on Feb. 26, 2020, before the threat from the coronavirus was fully understood by the public and before it was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization."

It was all over the news and lots of people who were paying attention could see what was coming. The stock market had already started its plunge over fears of what was coming.

www.reuters.com

It was public knowledge that China was trying to patent this company's drug as a treatment for their virus.

www.reuters.com

#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-08-13 05:38 PM | Reply

About three weeks ago this same d-bag sent a letter to the Attorney General (in pure drama queen fashion) asking for a criminal investigation of Dr. Fauci.

#26 | Posted by anton at 2021-08-13 08:04 PM | Reply

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