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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:43 AM

Even Dancing With the Stars Couldn't Keep Tom DeLay From Prison

http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17731-even-dancing-with-the-stars-couldn-t-keep-tom-delay-from-prison



Tom DeLay's Actual Mugshot

Even Dancing With the Stars Couldn't Keep Tom DeLay From Prison
MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
Friday, 04 January 2013 17:15

Whenever you get despairing that a minority of the nation and media has been on an accelerating free-fall into Dante's Inferno – dragging the rest of us through the flames -- remember that even the mightiest of the evil doers can be brought to justice.

You can't get anymore joyful than hearing that Tom DeLay, a firm believer in the health benefits of Dioxin and last seen publicly shimmying his booty in satin bolero pants on "Dancing with the Stars," has just been sentenced to three years in prison. As The Huffington Post reports:

~snip~

DeLay, House Majority Leader from 2003-05 and was the capo dei capi (Godfather) of the Republican caucus under House Speaker Dennis "Where's the Chicken?" Hastert. I recall an aide of DeLay being quoted as saying that (paraphrased) "You don't just kick a Democrat when he's down, you roll him in a carpet and toss him over the cliff." That was how DeLay played: down, mean, merciless, dirty, and well-oiled with "K Street Project" money. The former Texas bug exterminator (we are not making this up) could bite a copperhead snake's head off and swallow it down with a martini.

DeLay was a Chamber of Commerce man, but his social right wing policies also aligned him with the padded wall squad. He was sort of a mad dog precursor to the Tea Party financed by the Koch Brothers.



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Reply Even Dancing With the Stars Couldn't Keep Tom DeLay From Prison (Original post)
unhappycamper Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
spanone Jan 2013 #2
coldbeer Jan 2013 #3
GarColga Jan 2013 #4
Historic NY Jan 2013 #6
babylonsister Jan 2013 #5
Historic NY Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #13
UTUSN Jan 2013 #16
freshwest Jan 2013 #22
Gothmog Jan 2013 #30
freshwest Jan 2013 #32
Gothmog Jan 2013 #8
UTUSN Jan 2013 #17
Gothmog Jan 2013 #31
freshwest Jan 2013 #21
John_UAC Jan 2013 #9
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #10
George II Jan 2013 #11
ananda Jan 2013 #12
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #14
Greybnk48 Jan 2013 #15
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #18
former9thward Jan 2013 #23
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #25
former9thward Jan 2013 #26
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #27
Tutonic Jan 2013 #19
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #20
freshwest Jan 2013 #33
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #24
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #28
NoPasaran Jan 2013 #29
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #34

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:56 AM

1. kick

the criminalization of the gop continues

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:00 AM

2. it's about fucking time!!!!!! go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:04 AM

3. he hasn't served a day and will be free for a while

But that is the best way because he is getting close to the cliff

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:28 AM

4. Tom DeLay's blog!

Back in 2006 Mr. DeLay started a blog. For the first hour it was online, the comments weren't moderated, but an enterprising blogger archived them before they were scrubbed.

http://tomdelaydotcom.blogspot.com/2006/12/111-comments.html

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Response to GarColga (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:36 AM

6. Great catch....& Welcome to DU.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:35 AM

5. Hold on; I think the article buzzflash referenced is from 2011.

It was all over FB, but no one picked up on that.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:38 AM

7. The WP articles must have ..

brought this out...Abramhoff & him dining together.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:17 AM

13. Yes, he's still out and still living it up and they are all meeting again for mischief.

Also dated 2011. Huffpo has been redating old article, probably automatically. Third post in a week.

Delay has not sentenced again to 3 years. He has been on bail all this time while his case is going through appeal. DeGuerin has filed to have it dismissed and the jurisdiction has been moved from the previous judge. He has not served a day.

He is not in prison, we hashed this story out with people in Texas months ago when Huffpo did this same thing with the story. It's hard to find anything about the case now, but the way Huffpo is presenting these I understand the confusion.

That we keep doing this knee jerk reaction here is sad because we're being made fools of here. Not in prison now, or anytime soon.

Not that he doesn't deserve prison for his staging of the Brooks Brothers riot in 2000 to halt the vote and steal the election for Bush. That is his biggest crime as it was a violation of the CFR on federal employees interfering in elections. And we saw what havoc 8 years of Bush did to the nation and the world.

He also abused DHS authority while in D.C. to bring Texas Democrats back to face what may have been illegal redistricting for the 'permanent Republican majority' he bragged about creating and that Grover Nordquist still counts on. He crossed so many lines and never paid for it.

EOM.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:42 AM

16. Thanks, you and poster #8, for pointing out the lack of NEW NEWS in this.

Just spent 20 minutes of fast-dissipating Life in trying to find out CURRENT STATUS, to no avail.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:21 AM

22. Thanks and sorry for all the typos glad it helped. (Splitting morning headache as usual.)

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:47 PM

30. I have been following this case for some time

One of the more amusing arguments being advanced by DeLay's counsel is that the Texas money laundering law only applies to cash and not to checks. Since DeLay paid by check, the law does not apply DeLay is paying some big bucks for some of the top attorneys in Houston to make these arguments

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:52 PM

32. DeGuerin has been famous there for years. I'm sure he's a mulit-millionaire by now.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:41 AM

8. This is old news

Here is a good explanation from Juanita Jean http://juanitajean.com/2013/01/05/two-year-old-stuff-does-not-count-as-news/

About 50 people have emailed me to let me know that Tom DeLay is going to prison. It has apparently spread all over the internet machine.

Well, duh. That happened two years ago. I was there. We even had a party the night before. I saw that sniveling little man stand before the judge and give unsworn testimony that he was not whining (he had to say that 3 times) but that Nancy Pelosi, Patrick Kennedy and Ronnie Earl made him do this. The little coward clutched his Bible to his chest but wouldn’t take an oath to tell the truth.

The best I can figure is that somebody at the Huffington Post accidentally re-posted the two year old story and it caught fire.

The case has been on appeal for two years. Tom DeLay is begging money for his legal defense fund. The money is being handled by Brent Perry, the son of Bob Perry of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth fame.

Tom’s dancin’ body is puffy now and his home for foster children – built mainly with Bob Perry money to make Tom look good before his trial – was a complete failure and after a year of sitting empty, it has been turned over to another charitable organization. Tom quit caring about foster children when he didn’t need to hide behind them any more.

I see him around every now and then. He still ain’t speaking to me.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:45 AM

17. Thank you and Freshwest for responsible posting. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:49 PM

31. You are welcome

I am friends with Susan (aka Juanita Jean) and Don Bankston who have been following this case for a long time.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:15 AM

21. Thanks for the link and the places it took to me. I loved the picture of the people at the party.



I don't know where that was but I am sure that I've been to that place for lunch, if it's in Austin.

Huffpo
is doing its thing again. This isn't the only story they've given a false 'news' appearance with the dating of old stories.

We're getting some woefully inaccurate stories posted, this is just one. Found an anti-Obama video with in full black helicopter mode posted in the V & MM that was years old and fully debunked months ago. Still there.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:47 AM

9. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:59 AM

10. ((((( Now that's what I call good news!!!!!)))))

Now lets make Cheney and Bush his cell mate and a few others too numerous to mention.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:05 AM

11. I've been waiting for this, it seemed to have gone away...

...glad to see he's finally getting his due. But for all the damage he's done to this country, three years isn't enough.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:13 AM

12. Couldn't happen to a slimier cockroach.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:19 AM

14. He was the one who turned the illegal redistricting of Texas into a GOP stronghold

In the mid 90's he gerrymandered and redistrict Texas even after the census was conducted. Am I correct?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:23 AM

15. Great idea. Put him in a cell with a video camera

and make it a reality show! I'd watch for sure.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:50 AM

18. Why haven't we heard this on any main news outlets? I should would have love to see

 

him go to prison in cuffs.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:23 AM

23. It is not on the news because the story is BS.

It is from 2011. He is out on appeal and if he ever goes to jail it won't be anytime soon.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:37 PM

25. Oh, sooner or later the appeal is going to run out. Hopefully we'll get to see the walk of shame.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:47 PM

26. Maybe but I wouldn't count on it.

When you are found guilty and sentenced you go to prison. The only reason a court allows a defendant to stay out on bail pending appeal is when the court feels there is a better than even chance the appeal will succeed.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:17 PM

27. I bet if he hadn't been a politican he already would have served and been out.

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:52 AM

19. Oh heah!!!! Dancing with the bars.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:09 AM

20. I'm confused. He was sentenced 2 years ago.

Why all of the attention now?

Even I posted a story a couple days ago about his sentencing. Then I deleted it when I realized it was dated January, 2011.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:03 PM

33. Not your fault, but Huffpo is not giving the original date of stories as they update.

I've been caught with these, too. Not all sites are diligent about this, like Media Matters or Raw Story who generally show updates. The stories on HP are being put out as if they are news, but they aren't. I've seen the same thing on cable networks for that matter, and local news.

Items that are months or years old put out with no context. I've found in some cases they are held until a sponsor of some sort wants them released to affect bidding on government conracts. They make something sound like a crisis when it's not.


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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:38 AM

24. He should look on the brightside...

at least his 'Dancing with the star's experience could land him a job as dance instructor in the bighouse. LOL.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:23 PM

28. Meredith Viera was no help either.




He was a dial up expert for a while on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Who would want to help that asshole anyway?


Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/27/tom-delay-joins-iwho-want_n_335252.html


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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:27 PM

29. DeLay doesn't need Dancing With The Stars to stay out of prison

He just needs the Texas Third Court of Appeals, which has yet to rule.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:32 PM

34. Everytime I read something like this....

I get all excited thinking he finally went to prison!!!

But it's nothing......

Will we ever have the good fortune of seeing a creep like this go away?

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