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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-05 02:46 PM
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27. copy this and ask people if they "feel safer" w/ republicans now....
brentspeak (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-23-05 04:29 PM
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Senator BRENT responds to comments made by Karl Rove

(er, if I was a Senator)

Apology? No, I don't ask for an apology from Mr.Rove. In fact, I'm grateful for what he said. It gives me an opportunity to speak about the differences between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to combatting terrorism.

It was a Democratic administration that captured and convicted the terrorists who attacked the WTC in 1993.

It was a Democrat who instituted the nation's first anti-terrorism policy, and who appointed the nation's first national coordinator of anti-terrorist efforts.

It was a Democrat who stopped the Al Qaeda millennium hijacking and bombing plots.

And a Democrat who stopped the planned attack to kill the Pope.

And a Democrat who stopped the planned attack to blow up 12 U.S. jetliners simultaneously.

A Democrat who stopped the planned attack to blow up Boston airport.

A Democrat who stopped the planned attack to blow up the George Washington Bridge.

A Democrat who Tried to kill Osama bin Laden and disrupt Al Qaeda through preemptive strikes (efforts denounced by the G.O.P.).

A Democrat who named the Hart-Rudman commission to report on nature of terrorist threats and major steps to be taken to combat terrorism.

A Democrat who sent legislation to Congress to TIGHTEN AIRPORT SECURITY. (Remember, this is before 911) The legislation was defeated by the Republicans because of opposition from the airlines.)

A Democrat who sent legislation to Congress to allow for BETTER TRACKING OF TERRORIST FUNDING. It was defeated by Republicans in the Senate because of opposition from banking interests.

But it was a Republican president who flaunted a 30-day vacation at his ranch in the month prior to 9/11; a vacation coordinated by none other than Mr. Karl Rove to convey a public image of the President as "relaxed, and taking things easy."

And it was a Republican administration that drove not one but two anti-terrorism czars to resign in frustration, due to conflicts with the White House.

And it was a Republican National Security Advisor who, prior to 9/11, crafted a national security presentation that included mention of the Star Wars missile defense program, Cuba's Fidel Castro, and unaccounted nuclear materials from the former Soviet Union -- but no mention at all of Islamic terrorism.

So, no. No apology is necessary from Mr.Rove. A "You're welcome" would be more appropriate.
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  -I'm seeing a lot of changed minds about Iraq and Chimpy McCokespoon. Bouncy Ball  Jun-24-05 02:28 PM   #0 
  - Nice work!  ewagner   Jun-24-05 02:31 PM   #1 
  - Thanks Bouncy, it is one person at time. It takes a long time  Melodybe   Jun-24-05 02:59 PM   #39 
  - just wow! what do you say....recommended  Gabi Hayes   Jun-24-05 02:32 PM   #2 
  - Damn, you're awesome!  deadparrot   Jun-24-05 02:32 PM   #3 
  - Amazing about the 50ish Bush supporter  ccbombs   Jun-24-05 02:35 PM   #4 
  - LOL, there's no fucking way I could keep silent about this stuff  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:37 PM   #6 
  - I think a lot of people just can't imagine their government would lie  helderheid   Jun-24-05 02:43 PM   #20 
     - BINGO.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:44 PM   #23 
     - and lie only to win senate seats.....  bettyellen   Jun-24-05 02:49 PM   #32 
     - I think Republicans hope that when people do figure out  bloom   Jun-24-05 03:16 PM   #55 
  - One mind at a time, yep..  cdb   Jun-24-05 02:35 PM   #5 
  - I think people just hear things and that's it.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:38 PM   #9 
  - "Do you think any Iraqi children have been killed?"  Benbow   Jun-24-05 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Hell, I'm stunned she even thought to ask it.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:39 PM   #10 
  - Where would she have seen any info about dead Iraqi children  Oreo   Jun-24-05 02:41 PM   #15 
  - that picture rips my heart out  helderheid   Jun-24-05 02:44 PM   #24 
  - Stunned me, as well. Just goes to show how little thinking folks  salin   Jun-24-05 02:48 PM   #31 
  - If only everybody could hear the truth  Oreo   Jun-24-05 02:38 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for spreading the Truth  KeepItReal   Jun-24-05 02:39 PM   #11 
  - Exactly, Bouncy Ball. It's one person at a time--but it is also a chain  Beam Me Up   Jun-24-05 02:39 PM   #12 
  - Yep, here's the deal:  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:42 PM   #18 
     - My friend and I...  Viva_La_Revolution   Jun-25-05 10:29 AM   #101 
  - A Comment  orwell   Jun-24-05 02:41 PM   #13 
  - In the last month, I can easily see how deluded people can be.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:45 PM   #26 
  - A lot of people do not watch or listen to news programs  expatriate   Jun-24-05 04:50 PM   #75 
     - I had used the internet professionally BUT NOT for political info  bobbieinok   Jun-25-05 12:58 PM   #105 
  - The old dictum  julianer   Jun-25-05 02:58 AM   #91 
  - YOU ARE wONDERFUL  helderheid   Jun-24-05 02:41 PM   #14 
  - you go girl! she didn't know kids died, huh? well the MSM is so off duty  bettyellen   Jun-24-05 02:41 PM   #16 
  - Hey you!  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:43 PM   #22 
     - if i'm lucky, i'll get mistaken for you!  bettyellen   Jun-24-05 02:47 PM   #29 
        - BWA! Stop it now!  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:51 PM   #34 
           - Nope, I won't stop. You saved some lives girl....  bettyellen   Jun-24-05 03:00 PM   #41 
  - yea only 7 months  greenbriar   Jun-24-05 02:41 PM   #17 
  - Right, I know. That's the GRRRRRR part.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:43 PM   #19 
     - don't worry - Diebold took care of that no matter how many minds you  helderheid   Jun-24-05 02:46 PM   # 
  - Thank you so very much!  merh   Jun-24-05 02:43 PM   #21 
  - Wow, thanks!  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:47 PM   #28 
     - Definitely sending out ripples.  merh   Jun-24-05 03:02 PM   #43 
     - ..  merh   Jun-25-05 02:39 AM   #89 
     - You too?  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-25-05 02:42 AM   #90 
  - Simply fabulous. And here are some more neat stories to go with yours  Eloriel   Jun-24-05 02:44 PM   #25 
  - Thank you for posting those!  nicknameless   Jun-24-05 10:52 PM   #85 
  - I'm so glad you saved those!!!!  converted_democrat   Jun-25-05 12:20 PM   #104 
  - copy this and ask people if they "feel safer" w/ republicans now....  bettyellen   Jun-24-05 02:46 PM   #27 
  - WOW!!! I hadn't read that, that is incredible.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:48 PM   #30 
     - kick and spread this AMAZING thread:  bettyellen   Jun-24-05 02:52 PM   #36 
  - You may have already saved at least two lives. Totally wonderful!  understandinglife   Jun-24-05 02:50 PM   #33 
  - You helped save two lives from war  eleny   Jun-24-05 02:51 PM   #35 
  - Exactly what I wanted to do.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 02:53 PM   #37 
  - Bouncy Ball, I like the way you always share your encounters with us  King Coal   Jun-24-05 02:57 PM   #38 
  - Thanks, and  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:07 PM   #48 
  - Go, Bouncy! A one-woman anti-recruiting machine!  babylonsister   Jun-24-05 03:00 PM   #40 
  - Good job!  GardeningGal   Jun-24-05 03:02 PM   #42 
  - If I can remember (LOL--this class is kicking my ass):  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:06 PM   #46 
  - Chimpy McCokeSpoon...  Blue Belle   Jun-24-05 03:03 PM   #44 
  - good work.  samsingh   Jun-24-05 03:04 PM   #45 
  - Excellent and  Disturbed   Jun-24-05 03:25 PM   #56 
  - nicely done!  anarch   Jun-24-05 03:07 PM   #47 
  - I think I've just become so....  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:09 PM   #49 
  - You rock  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-05 03:10 PM   #50 
  - You rock, too.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:11 PM   #52 
  - It's reaching you now, too, Bouncy!  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-24-05 03:11 PM   #51 
  - Ah, so you're seeing it too huh?  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:13 PM   #53 
     - It's the same here  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-24-05 04:14 PM   #72 
  - Twenty minutes after reading this I am still haunted by  salin   Jun-24-05 03:15 PM   #54 
  - Well, I don't know if this will help or not, but...  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:25 PM   #57 
  - I am in Indiana  salin   Jun-24-05 03:34 PM   #59 
     - Yep, willfull ignorance.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 03:58 PM   #67 
  - Of course Iraqi children have been killed.  ApBai   Jun-24-05 03:28 PM   #58 
     - that is why the comment is so haunting  salin   Jun-24-05 03:36 PM   #60 
     - And what did Iraq have to do with 9/11?  Coventina   Jun-24-05 03:39 PM   #61 
     - Yes, what's your point?  Ishoutandscream2   Jun-24-05 03:39 PM   #62 
     - sorta odd to read that connection here  salin   Jun-24-05 03:49 PM   #66 
     - ApBai  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 04:00 PM   #69 
        - In any war children die.  ApBai   Jun-25-05 05:50 AM   #96 
           - I don't think the point was to suggest that "we are the only ones  salin   Jun-25-05 10:13 AM   #97 
  - Can I give you a hearty and enthusiastic  bullwinkle428   Jun-24-05 03:42 PM   #63 
  - Cowards, liars and thieves....  Al-CIAda   Jun-24-05 03:46 PM   #64 
  - As long as we're talking brainwashing, here's another quote for you.  JohnyCanuck   Jun-24-05 06:34 PM   #82 
  - Amazing  Kurovski   Jun-24-05 03:49 PM   #65 
  - Many children have been killed &/or maimed in Bush War.  Disturbed   Jun-24-05 03:59 PM   #68 
     - Yes, let's get out of there.  Kurovski   Jun-24-05 04:48 PM   #74 
  - Bouncy, you are da bomb. I hope that girl comes here so I can say hi.  roguevalley   Jun-24-05 04:04 PM   #70 
  - I hope so, too.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 04:13 PM   #71 
  - Great work!  FLDem5   Jun-24-05 04:15 PM   #73 
  - Good job, BB.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jun-24-05 05:05 PM   #76 
  - HEY!!!  Bouncy Ball   Jun-24-05 05:17 PM   #79 
  - Nice work Bouncy!  bigwillq   Jun-24-05 05:09 PM   #77 
  - WOW. Just, wow.  catzies   Jun-24-05 05:17 PM   #78 
  - I too am amazed of the people I see acting the same way.  WLKjr   Jun-24-05 05:26 PM   #80 
  - Good on ya!  mzmolly   Jun-24-05 05:54 PM   #81 
  - Beautiful, Bouncy!  chalky   Jun-24-05 06:35 PM   #83 
  - It's so weird to me people don't know this stuff.  Miss Chybil   Jun-24-05 08:15 PM   #84 
  - This is why the corporate media is just as guilty as Bush/Cheney.  oblivious   Jun-24-05 10:59 PM   #86 
  - Call me an elitist, but...  Singular73   Jun-24-05 11:17 PM   #87 
  - What an amazing story.  nicknameless   Jun-24-05 11:31 PM   #88 
  - What If They Gave a War and Nobody Came?  AndyTiedye   Jun-25-05 03:01 AM   #92 
  - That's such a weird perspective. But so perfectly sensible.  oblivious   Jun-25-05 04:00 AM   #93 
  - A great piece of information to give to people who have had their  Maraya1969   Jun-25-05 05:16 AM   #94 
  - Unbelievable!!!! We all really do make a difference!  LightningFlash   Jun-25-05 05:50 AM   #95 
  - If you ever write a book (and you should), I'd buy it.  Solly Mack   Jun-25-05 10:16 AM   #98 
  - This from a stauch Republican on my mailing list.  alfredo   Jun-25-05 10:25 AM   #99 
  - My repub friend was visiting  FearofFutility   Jun-25-05 10:26 AM   #100 
  - You are the definition of Grassroots!  Shredr   Jun-25-05 10:53 AM   #102 
  - I'm glad those people were open to hearing/reading the truth  ailsagirl   Jun-25-05 11:29 AM   #103 

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