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DeLay Indicted in Campaign Finance Probe / Delay is stepping down as ML
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:58 AM by Pirate Smile
WASHINGTON - A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that could force him to step down as House majority leader.

DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay's national political committee.

The indictment against the second-ranking, and most assertive Republican leader came on the final day of the grand jury's term. It followed earlier indictments of a state political action committee founded by DeLay and three of his political associates.

The grand jury action is expected to have immediate consequences in the House, where DeLay is largely responsible for winning passage of the Republican legislative program. House Republican Party rules require leaders who are indicted to temporarily step aside from their leadership posts.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/ap_on_go_co/delay_i... ;_

Banner on CNN website - "House Majority Leader Tom DeLay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy by Texas grand jury, according to Travis County clerk's office."

http://www.cnn.com /

House Republican Rule - if you are indicted, you have to step down from the Leadership. They changed the rule and then changed it back, so will Tommy step down.

Would it be temporary or permanently? CNN is saying it would be stepping down from his leadership position, not his House seat and it would probably be temporary - unless the Republicans decide to go back on the rule like Bush did re firing anyone connected with leaking Plame's name.

The jabber on MSNBC is that David Drier may be taking over the Majority Leader position - they are sourcing it to AP.

MSNBC just reported that Delay WILL STEP DOWN as Majority Leader.

Edit to add - link to article and additional information as it comes out.
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  - THERE IS A GOD!!  Gman   Sep-28-05 11:34 AM   #1 
  - Yes!  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 11:35 AM   #3 
  - Heard this on my shower radio! I'm having a DELAYed reaction!  Radio_Lady   Sep-28-05 01:00 PM   #282 
  - Another Republican might replace him -- Roy Blount of Missouri...  Radio_Lady   Sep-28-05 01:06 PM   #305 
     - "Meet the new boss....  dadsblacksheep   Sep-28-05 02:49 PM   #398 
     - I've heard of nepotism but....  Gnostic   Sep-28-05 09:12 PM   #517 
     - Roy Blunt...  Solon   Sep-28-05 02:49 PM   #399 
     - God did say (our freeper scriptural reading for the day)  ShockediSay   Sep-28-05 04:19 PM   #444 
        - And here's what the devil Delay had to say:  tiedye   Sep-28-05 06:18 PM   #478 
           - Kindly let DU members know when we have to REGISTER with a site.  Radio_Lady   Sep-28-05 06:40 PM   #488 
     - Here is an idea:  usregimechange   Sep-28-05 07:24 PM   #498 
     - He's  petersond   Sep-28-05 07:39 PM   #500 
  - Halluhlulya!!! -- Frist next then Rove baby...! yesssssssss!!!!!!  prof_youngblood   Sep-28-05 01:12 PM   #320 
     - i'm thinking rove, then frist. either order is fine by me.  elehhhhna   Sep-28-05 02:11 PM   #372 
     - "I have violated no law, no regulation, no rule of the House."  ShockediSay   Sep-28-05 09:18 PM   #519 
     - We've hit the trifecta!  ClintonTyree   Sep-28-05 05:01 PM   # 
  - yes, there are goddesses and gods!  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:35 AM   #4 
  - Great minds  MaineDem   Sep-28-05 11:35 AM   # 
  - Yes, the Lord is finally hearin' our pleas!Tom will Sing like a canary  katty   Sep-28-05 11:45 AM   #65 
  - I'm not holding my breath....  Brooklyn Michael   Sep-28-05 11:57 AM   #109 
     - He'll sing - and the tune is "A Partisan Witchhunt by No-Idea Dems"  Richardo   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #136 
     - Fox is doing that now.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:29 PM   #206 
     - MSNBC too  SOS   Sep-28-05 12:41 PM   #242 
        - Methinks they do protest too much! :)  oxbow   Sep-28-05 03:13 PM   #415 
     - Can they spin any faster than they already are?  ClintonTyree   Sep-28-05 05:15 PM   #457 
     - Oh he will be convicted and tossed out of the Congress.  HawkeyeX   Sep-28-05 01:11 PM   #316 
  - Does this validate intelligent design?  YDogg   Sep-28-05 12:13 PM   #162 
  - Not necessarily, but I take Tom's very existence as prima facie evidence  Jackpine Radical   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #217 
  - Actually, there are as meny gods & goddesses as people whe believe in them  reprobate   Sep-28-05 12:13 PM   #163 
  - Amen!  Tight_rope   Sep-28-05 12:15 PM   # 
  - And She's just getting started.................. :)  cyberpj   Sep-28-05 12:48 PM   #259 
  - Yes, She is. PILE IT ON until the rethugs are in 20 feet of shitty water  brer cat   Sep-28-05 06:26 PM   #484 
  - Cue the Hallelujah Chorus! | nt  Michigander4Dean   Sep-28-05 12:58 PM   #276 
  - I'll believe in god when he's convicted  donheld   Sep-28-05 01:48 PM   #347 
  - It took a long time for them to get to Clinton...  emrenz   Sep-28-05 02:20 PM   #379 
  - Yeah, and She has a  zidzi   Sep-28-05 02:55 PM   #406 
  - yes! yes! yes!  brianosaurus   Sep-28-05 06:43 PM   #490 
  - woohoo...  ender   Sep-28-05 11:35 AM   #2 
  - cnn saying Repugs say the indictment will be tossed out.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   #6 
     - House Maj. Republican Leader Indicted. love it!!  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   #11 
     - conspiracy  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   # 
     - Now if Frist can be indicted for insider trading...delicious!  myrna minx   Sep-28-05 11:39 AM   # 
     - That indeed would be nice. But I'm not gonna hold my breath on  0007   Sep-28-05 11:44 AM   #60 
     - Karl Rove's time is coming too.  Pirate Smile   Sep-28-05 11:53 AM   #98 
     - And Americans are figuring out that lying to take us to war  Kurovski   Sep-28-05 12:33 PM   #224 
     - Except for that  raysr   Sep-28-05 12:51 PM   #263 
     - My sense is that it's more like 18%, but that's based on  Kurovski   Sep-28-05 12:57 PM   #273 
     - Depends on your definition of "Goonbats"...  Gronk Groks   Sep-28-05 03:33 PM   #431 
     - Except for the fact that "gas is UP!"  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 01:13 PM   #323 
     - Those 35+% are "Stuck on Stupid"  maxrandb   Sep-28-05 02:01 PM   #365 
     - Who indicts for impeachment?  zum   Sep-28-05 06:22 PM   #480 
     - If you a referring to the Plame "case", don't hold your breath. It has  AlinPA   Sep-28-05 12:59 PM   #278 
        - OTOH, maybe **'s rush to "hand" about 200 Billion$ to Rove...  Amonester   Sep-28-05 01:52 PM   #350 
        - Or.....  Mandate My Ass   Sep-28-05 02:39 PM   #391 
        - Good point. ..........they are sinking.  AlinPA   Sep-28-05 02:53 PM   #402 
        - Exactly the opposite, sir  Singular73   Sep-28-05 05:53 PM   #468 
           - Dont expect too much support from Republicans.  Singular73   Sep-28-05 05:54 PM   #470 
           - I'm still sticking by my theory that the administration knows the outcome  AlinPA   Sep-28-05 08:28 PM   #506 
     - Exactly. That "ethics" issue that has been dogging them?  Arkana   Sep-28-05 12:40 PM   #240 
     - It must be a fluke. He has only been reprimanded THREE TIMES by  Pirate Smile   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #137 
     - The spin begins  paineinthearse   Sep-28-05 11:42 AM   #39 
     - What else..........  ClintonTyree   Sep-28-05 05:24 PM   #459 
  - EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!  dicksteele   Sep-28-05 11:35 AM   #5 
  - Bout time!  karlrschneider   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   #7 
  - OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!  Melinda   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   #8 
  - Wowie!!!!!  myrna minx   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   #9 
  - Oh.My.Gawd  Husb2Sparkly   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   # 
  - Don;t you mean HUGH!  Notorious Bohemian   Sep-28-05 11:42 AM   #42 
     - Yes, we should remember there are Freeps lurking.  Judi Lynn   Sep-28-05 12:17 PM   #174 
        - They are series about this!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-28-05 12:25 PM   #196 
        - OMG  Mandate My Ass   Sep-28-05 01:34 PM   #337 
        - Every time I see that I crack up  DesertedRose   Sep-28-05 02:42 PM   #392 
        - This is HUGH!!!!!!11111  HughMoran   Sep-28-05 01:53 PM   #351 
  - Happy Days!  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-28-05 11:36 AM   #10 
  - Will he have to step down now?  Mabus   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   #12 
  - Unless they change the rules again.....  AllegroRondo   Sep-28-05 11:38 AM   #19 
  - We think alike AllegroRondo  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #31 
  - Oh no! The republicans will just CHANGE the rules ...  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 11:38 AM   #21 
  - Actually, I think the fact that the Republicans attempted to change  Kurovski   Sep-28-05 12:43 PM   #245 
  - Yes! Say good-bye to DeLay  katinmn   Sep-28-05 11:40 AM   #29 
     - Bah-bye  Mabus   Sep-28-05 12:31 PM   #212 
     - Ooohhhh, I wanna get ME one of them hangman smilies....................  kestrel91316   Sep-28-05 11:19 PM   #532 
        - found one for you  Mabus   Sep-29-05 01:25 AM   #534 
           - Hey, that's not fair, the head's supposed to fall off and roll around, LOL  kestrel91316   Sep-29-05 08:32 PM   #542 
     - Even if not convicted, re-election is out IMHO  jamesinca   Sep-28-05 05:49 PM   #467 
  - Oh God, I just orgasmed  dhinojosa   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   #13 
  - Me too. LOL  bunny planet   Sep-28-05 12:07 PM   #142 
  - Kleenex? I blew my brains out - pass the BOUNTY!  MadisonProgressive   Sep-28-05 01:08 PM   # 
  - Yippee Yahoo Shebang!  Sydnie   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   #14 
  - Is anyone else qualified  votesomemore   Sep-28-05 01:06 PM   #306 
  - YEAH BABY!!  Connie_Corleone   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   #15 
  - if indicted have to step down. But House has to approve.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:38 AM   #20 
  - YES!!!  Confound W   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   #16 
  - Next: Rove. Then Libby. Followed by Frist, then the Chimperor himself  E-Z-B   Sep-28-05 11:37 AM   #17 
  - even if it is tossed out, he's stained forever now.  truthisfreedom   Sep-28-05 11:38 AM   #18 
  - House has to vote to oust Tom Roy Blunt will step up in place if so.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:39 AM   #23 
  - Agreed. The indictment will be with him forever.  YDogg   Sep-28-05 12:18 PM   #176 
  - another one bites the dust!  sabra   Sep-28-05 11:39 AM   #22 
  - only his leadeship position is affected (but House has to vote to get him  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:40 AM   #28 
     - oh well :-)  sabra   Sep-28-05 11:42 AM   #38 
        - But it was the REPUGS that passed that rule  Sydnie   Sep-28-05 11:46 AM   #68 
  - He has to step down from his House Majority seat! HAHAHAHA!!!  katinmn   Sep-28-05 11:39 AM   #24 
  - but the rule of the House says the House has to vote to kick him out.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #55 
     - WaPo says current rules say he has to step down as maj leader  katinmn   Sep-28-05 11:48 AM   #80 
  - bye bye bug-man  rppper   Sep-28-05 11:39 AM   #25 
  - Thank goodness he has a profession to fall back on!  Judi Lynn   Sep-28-05 01:07 PM   #310 
  - that's one down and many, many to go!! n/t  dajoki   Sep-28-05 11:40 AM   #26 
  - It's about time! We've been "Delayed" for way too long!  calipendence   Sep-28-05 11:40 AM   #27 
  - now he will be arraigned--next step.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #32 
  - Thank God...  usafguy99   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #54 
  - 0' Goody goody, I hope Tom Craddick goes down also.  0007   Sep-28-05 11:40 AM   #30 
  - I have to wonder if the House will vote to have him step down?  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #37 
     - Tom DeLay or Tom Craddick?  0007   Sep-28-05 11:47 AM   #72 
  - Whoo Hoo!!! Has to step down as Majority Leader!!!  lovuian   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #33 
  - My week just got a whole lot better.  bleever   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #34 
  - stepping down temporarily  electropop   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #35 
  - Just heard on CSPAN!!!!!  paineinthearse   Sep-28-05 11:41 AM   #36 
  - the gods and goddesses are watching over us.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:42 AM   #40 
  - roachman has been contaminated!  xxqqqzme   Sep-28-05 11:42 AM   #41 
  - Somebody best watch Limpballs close ...  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 11:45 AM   #66 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-28-05 12:21 PM   #181 
        - Awe Freddie you make me blush ... why don't we spilt the difference  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 12:38 PM   #233 
        - "Washed-Up Dope Fiend"? You must be talking about RUSH!  Enraged_Ape   Sep-28-05 02:19 PM   #378 
        - I think "Limpballs" was a typo  No Exit   Sep-28-05 02:10 PM   #370 
           - U R correct No Exit!  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 02:47 PM   #396 
              - UR welcome! And when  No Exit   Sep-28-05 03:09 PM   #411 
                 - Thanks, I won't go nuts with joy, but this is the first feeling that  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 03:55 PM   #441 
                    - Whenever any political figure dies in a plane crash,  No Exit   Sep-29-05 09:08 AM   #541 
  - This is proof positive that God exists  quaoar   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #43 
  - Yes, a higher power is at work here ...  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 11:48 AM   #79 
  - right on quaoar~  faithnotgreed   Sep-28-05 03:24 PM   #423 
  - Or one justice system that refuses to be corrupted.............  ClintonTyree   Sep-28-05 05:36 PM   #461 
  - Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!  cat_girl25   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #44 
  - Delay indicted  SW FL Dem   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #45 
  - YEEEE-HAAAAA!!!!!!  Itchinjim   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #46 
  - Whooo Hooooo!!!  No DUplicitous DUpe   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #47 
  - Thank you Jesus.  quaoar   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #48 
  - I'm Lighting Up...So Many DU Smiles I can feel them.  No DUplicitous DUpe   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #50 
     - I'm sitting at my desk for a department meeting, and having a hard time...  kcass1954   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #52 
  - It's a beautiful day!  Fridays Child   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #49 
  - YAY! That means he has to STEP DOWN! Whooo-hoo!!  katinmn   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #51 
  - here is MSNBC's link to story-- just posted:  lavenderdiva   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #53 
  - This week, DeLay. Next week: Rove?  Penndems   Sep-28-05 11:44 AM   #62 
  - MSNBC - DeLay indicted in campaign finance probe  demo dutch   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #56 
  - yay!!!!!!!!  adarling   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #57 
  - "*could* force him to step down as House majority leader."--as the  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:45 AM   #64 
  - I double-dog-DARE the Monkey King to pardon him  Enraged_Ape   Sep-28-05 02:27 PM   #384 
  - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Doremus   Sep-28-05 11:43 AM   #58 
  - Wait a minute. Is the grand jury all wearing tin-foil hats? Is this  Dhalgren   Sep-28-05 11:44 AM   #59 
  - Self delete  demo dutch   Sep-28-05 11:48 AM   #78 
  - 'cause they got nothing else to say.  President Kerry   Sep-28-05 05:38 PM   #463 
  - About as valid as them saying he would never be indicted!  TankLV   Sep-28-05 10:47 PM   #530 
  - Frist next!  hiley   Sep-28-05 11:44 AM   #61 
  - And then Hastert after that!  calipendence   Sep-28-05 11:48 AM   #77 
     - How could  hiley   Sep-28-05 11:50 AM   #86 
        - And then we need to get Randy Duke "CunningScam"!  calipendence   Sep-28-05 12:59 PM   #281 
           - you got the right plan...  hiley   Sep-28-05 03:08 PM   #410 
              - Duke fits right in with this crowd...  calipendence   Sep-28-05 03:13 PM   #416 
                 - lol!  hiley   Sep-28-05 03:15 PM   #417 
  - Holy sh*t  REACTIVATED IN CT   Sep-28-05 11:44 AM   #63 
  - Fox has a news alert. also "directly related to his ability to be House  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:46 AM   #67 
     - So, where is DeLay right now?  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:47 AM   #71 
        - Fox saying they are awaiting a statement from DeLay.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:47 AM   #75 
        - There's a small one already.  Judi Lynn   Sep-28-05 12:39 PM   #236 
           - "Temporarily?"  Arkana   Sep-28-05 12:47 PM   #255 
           - He thinks he'll tell US when he'll leave! I hope he's wrong. n/t  Judi Lynn   Sep-28-05 01:03 PM   #285 
           - Even still deflecting...  olafvikingr   Sep-28-05 01:34 PM   #336 
        - How soon before we get a "frog march"!  calipendence   Sep-28-05 11:51 AM   #90 
           - Might not be one.  NYC   Sep-28-05 04:48 PM   #450 
              - Guess what....  Caretha   Sep-28-05 05:17 PM   #458 
              - Yes, we're guaranteed that.  NYC   Sep-28-05 05:57 PM   #471 
              - I'm pretty sure they handcuffed and fingerprinted..........  ClintonTyree   Sep-28-05 05:45 PM   #466 
                 - I think of Susan MacDougal, shackled hand and foot.  NYC   Sep-28-05 05:59 PM   #472 
                    - McDougal was really given bad treatment!  calipendence   Sep-28-05 08:07 PM   #505 
                       - Yes, that was deliberate.  NYC   Sep-28-05 08:57 PM   #513 
  - msrnc saying he is expected to step down  leftchick   Sep-28-05 11:46 AM   #69 
  - YaaaaaaaHooooooo!!!  gulliver   Sep-28-05 11:46 AM   #70 
  - What a shame.  Lugnut   Sep-28-05 11:47 AM   #73 
  - C'mon Fitzgerald, give us some more!!!  progressoid   Sep-28-05 11:47 AM   #74 
  - Patience... He's waiting for "States Secret" to be struck down by Supremes  calipendence   Sep-28-05 11:49 AM   #82 
     - Oh man! We've been waiting for 5 years.  progressoid   Sep-28-05 12:28 PM   #203 
     - dial 911  savemefromdumbya   Sep-28-05 08:40 PM   #509 
  - Yo!  Massachusetts   Sep-28-05 11:47 AM   #76 
  - Fox saying the Repug Leadership is 'under a cload"- (Frist also). te he.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:49 AM   # 
  - Please, please, please...  rateyes   Sep-28-05 11:49 AM   #81 
  - The beginning of the END!  demo dutch   Sep-28-05 11:49 AM   #83 
  - My comment on this  Greeby   Sep-28-05 11:49 AM   #84 
  - HOOAH! get about 100 more!!!  bushmeat   Sep-28-05 11:50 AM   #85 
  - More, more, more!!!!!  sadiesworld   Sep-28-05 11:50 AM   #87 
  - OMG i need to but a fainting couch!!!!  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-28-05 11:51 AM   #88 
  - HAHAHAHA YIP YIP YIP YAHOO YEEHAW YEEESSSSSSSS  Lastlaughin08   Sep-28-05 11:51 AM   #89 
  - beautiful  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:52 AM   #96 
  - Where's the confetti  mmcghenn   Sep-28-05 11:51 AM   #91 
  - terry shiavo may now rest in peace  no_to_war_economy   Sep-28-05 11:51 AM   #92 
  - who?  dhinojosa   Sep-28-05 11:54 AM   #100 
  - Ah, sweet schadenfreude.  bear425   Sep-28-05 11:51 AM   #93 
  - I can hear it now  catmandu57   Sep-28-05 11:52 AM   #94 
  - We in Texas deserve to have a BIG PARTY.......Ya'll come!!!!.  merci_me   Sep-28-05 11:52 AM   #95 
  - I will raise a glass to you.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:53 AM   #97 
  - Here's to you Texans  ernstbass   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #133 
  - YEEE HAW!!!!!  TexasLady   Sep-28-05 12:29 PM   #205 
  - YEEE-haw!!!  CitySky   Sep-28-05 12:37 PM   #232 
  - congratulations houston  faithnotgreed   Sep-28-05 03:29 PM   #426 
  - yes - heres to texas justice  faithnotgreed   Sep-28-05 03:28 PM   #425 
  - Drier to be named as replacement ... rumor mentioned on MSNBC  Husb2Sparkly   Sep-28-05 11:54 AM   #99 
  - that was the running tag on Fox a few minutes ago. Hassert named him.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:55 AM   #103 
  - DeLay office "I will temporarily step down".......  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:56 AM   #106 
     - DeLay won't be back in the House Leadership position  Penndems   Sep-28-05 12:33 PM   #225 
        - Even revolting pat robertson  Im with Rosey   Sep-28-05 01:56 PM   #360 
  - That possibility mentioned on CNN too. Regular succession  napi21   Sep-28-05 11:58 AM   #113 
     - Heh. If Drier gets the job.  HawkeyeX   Sep-28-05 01:20 PM   #326 
        - Good Lord, David Drier!  Kablooie   Sep-28-05 06:35 PM   #487 
  - Praise God and Pass the Ammunition.  Dora   Sep-28-05 11:54 AM   #101 
  - Hot diggity damn!  SnowGoose   Sep-28-05 11:54 AM   #102 
  - DeLay "steps aside" as Majority Leader  DinoBoy   Sep-28-05 11:55 AM   #104 
  - "tempory" step down according to his Office--from FOX  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:57 AM   #108 
     - yeah, till when he's out of jail. n/t  President Kerry   Sep-28-05 08:58 PM   #514 
  - Okay, I went in and saw that on Yahoo!'s front page, and I squeaked.  deadparrot   Sep-28-05 11:56 AM   #105 
  - WOOHOO!!  mconvente   Sep-28-05 11:56 AM   #107 
  - "used corporate money to influence money"--is the charge.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:58 AM   #112 
  - Na-na-na-na, Na-na-na-na, Hey-hey-hey, GOO-OOD-BYE!!!!!!!  calimary   Sep-28-05 03:16 PM   #418 
  - Here comes the Rule Change....  BiggJawn   Sep-28-05 11:57 AM   #110 
  - DEMOCRATIC prosecutor.  aquart   Sep-28-05 12:44 PM   #249 
     - Hey, it's THEIR resolution, I'm just quoting it....n/t  BiggJawn   Sep-28-05 12:59 PM   #279 
     - ELECTED Prosecutor.  DrCorday   Sep-28-05 03:26 PM   #424 
  - YESSSSSSSSS!  DemoTex   Sep-28-05 11:57 AM   #111 
  - "brought shame to the Congress"---this on Fox (commentator).  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 11:59 AM   # 
  - KICKASS!!!  PleadTheFirst   Sep-28-05 11:59 AM   #114 
  - Brian Wilson on Fox 'it was not a complete surprize"--te he. will be  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:01 PM   #119 
  - Okay now on to the next batch of Rethugs............  Historic NY   Sep-28-05 12:00 PM   #115 
  - Oh My! Oh Myyyyyyy! Isn't This DELICIOUS!!  arwalden   Sep-28-05 12:00 PM   #116 
  - MSNBC banners:  ticapnews   Sep-28-05 12:00 PM   #117 
  - Glory Glory Hallelula  Crisco   Sep-28-05 12:00 PM   #118 
  - wonder what the WH statement will say?  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:01 PM   #122 
     - That he was doing an excellent job serving the country...  aresef   Sep-28-05 02:16 PM   #377 
  - BBBBWWWWAAAHHHHHH  DainBramaged   Sep-28-05 12:01 PM   #120 
  - How long til * says "Delay who?" "Never met the man"  Nickster   Sep-28-05 12:01 PM   #121 
  - rather sombe mood on Fox.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:02 PM   #124 
  - Fox is emphasizing the 'easy' charge of conspiracy. te he.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:03 PM   #126 
  - Heh...Maybe * will say that Delay was a Richards supporter.  myrna minx   Sep-28-05 12:12 PM   #157 
  - Bug Man...Pug man  slaveplanet   Sep-28-05 12:02 PM   #123 
  - He was one of the most corrupt politicians to ever stink up congress  DaveColorado   Sep-28-05 12:24 PM   #191 
  - Way to MAKE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  bunny planet   Sep-28-05 12:03 PM   #125 
  - Sen. Lott does not want to comment.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:04 PM   #129 
     - that will be the line from the WH--not comment since invest. is ongoing.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #135 
  - Jeez, can't even go to lunch any more  DoYouEverWonder   Sep-28-05 12:03 PM   #127 
  - nice picture of Bugman  Historic NY   Sep-28-05 12:04 PM   #128 
  - Yippee!  lillilbigone   Sep-28-05 12:04 PM   #130 
  - He has been smitten by His noodley appendage!  phatkatt   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #131 
  - Indeed.  starri   Sep-28-05 12:48 PM   #257 
  - Great News People!  jzodda   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #132 
  - Na na na na......Na na na na  rateyes   Sep-28-05 12:05 PM   #134 
  - a long permanent good bye we hope.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:06 PM   #138 
     - lovely day (but it will rain here--cold rain today)--but this is sunshine  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:08 PM   #143 
  - THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!  Joey Liberal   Sep-28-05 12:06 PM   #139 
  - Oh Happy Day!  AtomicKitten   Sep-28-05 12:06 PM   #140 
  - Bugman meet zapper! ZZZZZZTTT!!!!!!!!  Callous Taoboys   Sep-28-05 12:06 PM   #141 
  - down but not out yet folks. Lets be careful---but celebrate away.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:09 PM   #146 
  - I want to see the recent picture of Bush with him--fun to see  janetle   Sep-28-05 12:08 PM   #144 
  - Just had a DeLay walk-by on MSNBC  Concerned GA Voter   Sep-28-05 12:08 PM   #145 
  - must have been odd for him?  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:10 PM   #147 
     - SCotty on msnbc  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:10 PM   #151 
        - scotty starts out with hurricane stuff-unbelievable!  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:11 PM   #154 
        - Scotty just reached his nadir with the following response:  Kurovski   Sep-28-05 12:25 PM   #197 
  - It's a nice start.  Kurovski   Sep-28-05 12:10 PM   #148 
  - SCHADENFREUDE!!!!  SteppingRazor   Sep-28-05 12:10 PM   #149 
  - Wow...  dean_dem   Sep-28-05 12:10 PM   #150 
  - Wow! Justice is served alas.  mzmolly   Sep-28-05 12:10 PM   #152 
  - Fucking A!!!!  BushIsAPooHead   Sep-28-05 12:11 PM   #153 
  - Scotty M. not yet talking of Delay-msnbc NOW-press conf.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:12 PM   #159 
  - LOVE your user ID!  NewWaveChick1981   Sep-28-05 12:13 PM   #160 
  - All those repubs are poo heads!!  BushIsAPooHead   Sep-28-05 12:16 PM   #171 
  - Fucking B!  Chimpeach   Sep-28-05 02:35 PM   #388 
  - Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy...  NewWaveChick1981   Sep-28-05 12:11 PM   #155 
  - Honestly, I'm pretty fucking surprised.  FVZA_Colonel   Sep-28-05 12:11 PM   #156 
  - And, sentenced for the full  rateyes   Sep-28-05 12:46 PM   #254 
  - Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! A BIG DU toast to the truth!  mod mom   Sep-28-05 12:12 PM   #158 
  - wait till reporters get to him msnbc now Scotty M.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:13 PM   #161 
     - Scotty m. still talking of good things by jr in Tx.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:13 PM   #164 
        - I am waiting for the WH to jump on Scotty.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:14 PM   #166 
  - HAPPY DANCE TIME!!!  Roland99   Sep-28-05 12:14 PM   #165 
  - Scotty M. will be dancing soon.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:15 PM   #169 
  - "delay is good ally ..to get things done for American people"  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:16 PM   #170 
     - this from Scotty--:"let the legal process work" (DeLay)  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:16 PM   #173 
     - Helen Thomas--has the Pres issued exec. order against abuse?  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:17 PM   #175 
        - Scotty says --they know not to abuse--then Helen says-Why do they  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:18 PM   #177 
           - I wonder if * will be like the Ky. Gov. and issue pre-emptive pardons?!  Roland99   Sep-28-05 12:21 PM   #182 
     - I SO called that.  aresef   Sep-28-05 02:54 PM   #404 
  - I so totally agree....  mcscajun   Sep-28-05 05:44 PM   #465 
  - HOO-----RAY!!!!  NoPasaran   Sep-28-05 12:15 PM   #167 
  - YES!!!!!!  Nictuku   Sep-28-05 12:15 PM   #168 
  - WHOO-HOO!!!!!  UpInArms   Sep-28-05 12:16 PM   #172 
  - WH press corp is jumping on Scotty about DeLay.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:20 PM   #179 
     - "let the legal process work"says scotty over and over.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:21 PM   # 
        - I just heard one of the press corps ask Scotty  DVJNU   Sep-28-05 12:39 PM   #237 
  - My hardened shell of anger won't let me get excited.  Gregorian   Sep-28-05 12:19 PM   #178 
  - Wooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooo!  DebinTx   Sep-28-05 12:21 PM   #180 
  - PARTAY!!!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-28-05 12:21 PM   #183 
  - BBC Breaking:Jury indicts top US congressman  cal04   Sep-28-05 12:21 PM   #184 
  - yielding immense political influence. --there will be a sharp drop in this  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:23 PM   #188 
  - Freepers heads are exploding like fireworks on the fourth of July.  Sentinel Chicken   Sep-28-05 12:22 PM   #185 
  - ooh, please post some highlights  belle   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #214 
  - ONE DOWN!  PeachyDem88   Sep-28-05 12:22 PM   #186 
  - How did I miss this this a.m.?  ellie   Sep-28-05 12:23 PM   #187 
  - and now scotty is defending Jr about Katrina as well as Delay problem.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:24 PM   #192 
  - You're Cheatin' Heart !  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 12:23 PM   #189 
  - Only ONE indictment??  edbermac   Sep-28-05 12:23 PM   #190 
  - his name is tarnished by this "criminal indictment:---that counts for now.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:25 PM   #195 
  - WOO-MUTHALOVIN-HOO!  peace frog   Sep-28-05 12:24 PM   #193 
  - I can't believe it!  connecticut yankee   Sep-28-05 12:24 PM   #194 
  - reporter saying all aids/Delay had big smiles on them--says odd. msnbc  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:26 PM   #198 
  - msnbc saying DeLays says he is not quilty of the charges.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:27 PM   #199 
  - Like a jackass eating briars  Concerned GA Voter   Sep-28-05 12:27 PM   #200 
  - Grinning rictuses. "Never let them see you sweat."  belle   Sep-28-05 12:33 PM   #222 
  - You know how teflon is  Im with Rosey   Sep-28-05 02:02 PM   #367 
  - WOO-HOO!!!! IT'S A GREAT DAY!!!!!!  El Fuego   Sep-28-05 12:28 PM   #201 
  - Huzzah!  spunky   Sep-28-05 12:28 PM   #202 
  - Whoa . . . I'm going to reassess my atheism. There must be a god!  Vinca   Sep-28-05 12:29 PM   #204 
  - he will be arraigned--but not announced when or where.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:31 PM   #211 
  - Finally, now Frist please!  Up2Late   Sep-28-05 12:29 PM   #207 
  - make it 3 or 1--add Hassss turd.  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 12:33 PM   #221 
  - And Ralph Reed. eom  rateyes   Sep-28-05 12:52 PM   #264 
  - FUCKIN AYE~! n/t  Jim4Wes   Sep-28-05 12:30 PM   #208 
  - Best News All Year----David Drier tapped to replace him,  pacoyogi   Sep-28-05 12:30 PM   #209 
  - ..the lying, filthy scumbag is going down!! A great day for US  Manix   Sep-28-05 12:31 PM   #210 
  - FINALLY!!!  pazarus   Sep-28-05 12:31 PM   #213 
  - BWAHAHAHAHA HAAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HAHA HAHAAH!!!!!!!!!!!  Beetwasher   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #215 
  - Tomorrow's House opening is one to record!  paineinthearse   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #216 
  - DeLay to step aside after indictment  Viking12   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #218 
  - He should step into jail!!!  jasmeel   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #219 
  - He should be eating chicken dinners at Gitmo. n/t  charlyvi   Sep-28-05 12:32 PM   #220 
  - AMF DeLay, you crook. Cheney and Bush are next! Rock on Fitz!  autorank   Sep-28-05 01:25 PM   #330 
  - Best fricking news I've had in a LOOOOOOOOONG time.  deutsey   Sep-28-05 01:30 PM   #332 
  - How long has it been since there has been good news...  Orsino   Sep-28-05 12:33 PM   #223 
  - Exterminate! Exterminate!  klook   Sep-28-05 12:34 PM   #226 
  - JA!!!  derby378   Sep-28-05 12:41 PM   #241 
  - LMAO!!! Is this the beginning of many to be indicted????  LiberalinNC   Sep-28-05 12:34 PM   #227 
  - If his district re-elects him then they are as corrupt as he is  LynneSin   Sep-28-05 12:35 PM   #228 
  - Congressman Nick Lampson  CitySky   Sep-28-05 12:45 PM   #252 
  - Hang em' high! Fucking sleazebag!!!  In Truth We Trust   Sep-28-05 12:35 PM   #229 
  - WHOOHOOOOOO! Have they arrested him?? nt  BullGooseLoony   Sep-28-05 12:37 PM   #230 
  - Ein, zwei, drei, vier...  derby378   Sep-28-05 12:37 PM   #231 
  - Next crimal...time to step up to the plate.  info being   Sep-28-05 12:38 PM   #234 
  - YEAH!  Arkana   Sep-28-05 12:39 PM   #235 
  - This news just made my day  MIMIC   Sep-28-05 12:40 PM   #238 
  - I hope there's a domino effect.  graywarrior   Sep-28-05 12:40 PM   #239 
  - CUE THE VONAGE THEME!  rocknation   Sep-28-05 12:41 PM   #243 
  - That's "Woo Hoo" by 5, 6, 7, 8's  derby378   Sep-28-05 12:50 PM   #261 
  - Next: Frisk, Rove,and Limbaugh!!!  peabody71   Sep-28-05 12:42 PM   #244 
  - There is Karma after all!!!  Hardrada   Sep-28-05 12:43 PM   #246 
  - Want to have an even better day?  MIMIC   Sep-28-05 12:44 PM   #247 
  - At what point do these right wingers realize  TOOLZ   Sep-28-05 12:56 PM   #272 
  - Hope they hang the  democrank   Sep-28-05 12:44 PM   #248 
  - One down, MANY more to go!!!  kanrok   Sep-28-05 12:44 PM   #250 
  - It's about time !  grateful581   Sep-28-05 12:44 PM   #251 
  - Halle-friggin-luiah, or something like that (nt)  VWolf   Sep-28-05 12:46 PM   #253 
  - Let me just pile on here...  BrewerJohn   Sep-28-05 12:47 PM   #256 
  - Yer next Frist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  leftofcool   Sep-28-05 12:48 PM   #258 
  - GREAT NEWS!!!  Raksha   Sep-28-05 12:50 PM   #260 
  - YES YES YES!!!! Kicked and recommended!  mike_c   Sep-28-05 12:50 PM   #262 
  - Pigshit Rove is NEXT on the chopping block.  HughBeaumont   Sep-28-05 12:52 PM   #265 
  - Politicians investigated by Earle....  zorro349   Sep-28-05 12:52 PM   #266 
  - David Drier is almost as big of a bastard as DeLay, at least  Ojai Person   Sep-28-05 12:54 PM   #267 
  - BUT....Drier can't Pull the same crap here in Calif., Bill Lockyer is Dem.  Sparkman   Sep-28-05 01:03 PM   #284 
     - Now that we have a Republican SoS, they may get away with anything.  Ojai Person   Sep-28-05 01:39 PM   #341 
  - I can wait to see what Jon Stewart has to say about this.  The Animator   Sep-28-05 12:54 PM   #268 
  - Finally! A celebration is in  mountainvue   Sep-28-05 12:56 PM   #269 
  - There is a Santa!!!!  antonialee839   Sep-28-05 12:56 PM   #270 
  - How many people  raysr   Sep-28-05 12:56 PM   #271 
  - So long Danny Boy.  SunDrop23   Sep-28-05 12:57 PM   #274 
  - HAAAAAAA HAAAAAA AAAAAA. Take that hammer  FM Arouet666   Sep-28-05 12:58 PM   #275 
  - Delay get's SACKED  dutchdemocrat   Sep-28-05 12:58 PM   #277 
  - Hand in the Mustard Jar!  dutchdemocrat   Sep-28-05 01:06 PM   #308 
     - The Dog....  dutchdemocrat   Sep-28-05 01:12 PM   #322 
  - whee!!!!  votesomemore   Sep-28-05 12:59 PM   #280 
  - This is a wonderful day for Texas and the country.  barb162   Sep-28-05 01:01 PM   #283 
  - YES YES YES YES YES YES!  tainowarrior   Sep-28-05 01:03 PM   #286 
  - freepers are sad.  tainowarrior   Sep-28-05 01:08 PM   #312 
  - Gott sei dank! Ein ma fr jeder!!  lebkuchen   Sep-28-05 01:04 PM   #287 
  - Gay Republican eyed to become House Majority Leader (Rep. David Dreier)  sabra   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #288 
  - Remember him on Bill Maher's show?  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #289 
  - he was on the other night too  bostonbabs   Sep-28-05 01:59 PM   #363 
  - Arnold's sidekick - Drier is Robin to Arnold's Batman! Now  Riverman   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #290 
  - Jeff Gannon should really be there to cover it.  Judi Lynn   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #294 
  - If you think Freepers' heads are exploding now...  smoogatz   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #291 
  - Hehehe, and what about the "Christians?"  calico1   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #292 
  - (Gaybashing) Gay Republican eyed to become House Majority Leader  jsamuel   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #293 
  - He must be a risk to the WH at this point. So why Drier Now?  rodeodance   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #295 
     - Maybe because he is from CA?  jsamuel   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #299 
        - Calif is CRUCIAL to the '06 election balance, ALL congress runs every 2 yr  Sparkman   Sep-28-05 02:02 PM   #366 
  - Tipping Point.... Tipping Point.... Tipping Point.....  WCGreen   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #296 
  - This is HUGH!!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #297 
  - THis is HUGH!!!!11111  HughMoran   Sep-28-05 01:52 PM   #349 
  - The Roy Cohn award winner?  underpants   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #298 
  - Ya'll are QUICK!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #300 
  - GREAT gif! Thanks for sharing. nt.  cyberpj   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #304 
  - Dreier is an Aunt Mary Repuke, isn't he?  HughBeaumont   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #301 
  - Oh, the Freepers will love this.  Freedom_from_Chains   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #302 
  - Is there a subculture of gay-bashing gays in power?  TOOLZ   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #303 
  - a gay guy leads the Republican majority? WHAT! ahahhaha!  tainowarrior   Sep-28-05 01:09 PM   #314 
  - Typical..........  queerart   Sep-28-05 01:11 PM   #315 
  - As Molly Ivins likes to observe, you have to work pretty hard to  Dudley_DUright   Sep-28-05 01:06 PM   #307 
  - Is Jim Ellis related to the Bush-Ellis'?  mod mom   Sep-28-05 01:07 PM   #309 
  - ...And I'm proud to be an American!...  Ilsa   Sep-28-05 01:07 PM   #311 
  - YES! YES! YES! YES!  HawkeyeX   Sep-28-05 01:09 PM   #313 
  - Thank you Goddess! nt  thinkingwoman   Sep-28-05 01:11 PM   #317 
  - Juanita has a .PDF copy of the indictment...  Bridget Burke   Sep-28-05 01:11 PM   #318 
  - From Freeper Town  raysr   Sep-28-05 01:12 PM   #319 
  - Yeah.. they're taking everything out of context  HawkeyeX   Sep-28-05 01:37 PM   #338 
  - The Hammer Gets Nailed!!  gmoney   Sep-28-05 01:12 PM   #321 
  - CELEBRATION Finally, justice may be served on this group of thugs. (nt)  frankly_fedup2   Sep-28-05 01:14 PM   #324 
  - I just had an orgasm upon hearing this...  RONSTOO   Sep-28-05 01:16 PM   #325 
  - Me too!! Here you go.  CitrusLib   Sep-28-05 01:40 PM   #342 
  - And loving it!!  MadisonProgressive   Sep-28-05 01:20 PM   #327 
  - Way too little, way too late  nolabels   Sep-28-05 01:22 PM   #328 
  - Thank you, Lord! There is a GOD!!!  Rainscents   Sep-28-05 01:25 PM   #329 
  - Happy Days are Here again  Fluffdaddy   Sep-28-05 01:27 PM   #331 
  - Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus  Mister K   Sep-28-05 01:31 PM   #333 
  - 1 count? That's it?  sakabatou   Sep-28-05 01:32 PM   #334 
  - I saw this on Yahoo and I KNEW DU would be at level 3!  Maeve   Sep-28-05 01:33 PM   #335 
  - It's going to be a good day  d_b   Sep-28-05 01:37 PM   #339 
  - Punishable 8 mos - 2 yrs in jail and $10k fine!!!  holboz   Sep-28-05 01:39 PM   #340 
  - hope he gets it in the @ss  natrat   Sep-28-05 01:43 PM   #345 
  - If * tries to pardon him, he should be toast! I don't think even  williesgirl   Sep-28-05 01:55 PM   #358 
  - WOW !!!  Zech Marquis   Sep-28-05 01:42 PM   #343 
  - As the shaking House of Cards  Patchuli   Sep-28-05 01:42 PM   #344 
  - Hooray!!!!!!  mvd   Sep-28-05 01:43 PM   #346 
  - Glory glory hallelujah!  wicket   Sep-28-05 01:50 PM   #348 
  - OH, FUCKING-A, YES!!!! THIS IS A GRRRRRRREAT DAY!!!!  mermaid   Sep-28-05 01:53 PM   #352 
  - Great news! Rove next? Then Frist? - n/t  Jim__   Sep-28-05 01:53 PM   #353 
  - yahoo!  melissinha   Sep-28-05 01:54 PM   #354 
  - The Hammer hath Fallen  The Minus World   Sep-28-05 01:54 PM   #355 
  - ooh baby  flying_wahini   Sep-28-05 01:54 PM   #356 
  - DeLay press conference --- OUTRAGEOUS  Concerned GA Voter   Sep-28-05 01:54 PM   #357 
  - Isn't it ironic that all the name calling they do......  buff2   Sep-28-05 02:01 PM   #364 
  - I KNEW when I saw the article on MSNBC that when I came here to  acmavm   Sep-28-05 01:56 PM   #359 
  - We are witnessing the repuke party implode right before our eyes!!!  buff2   Sep-28-05 01:57 PM   #361 
  - Here in LA,CA--GAYS ARE READY TO OUT HYPOCRITE DRIER  katty   Sep-28-05 02:54 PM   #403 
     - I thought they did that  hyphenate   Sep-28-05 04:28 PM   #447 
  - Yeeeeee-haw!  McCamy Taylor   Sep-28-05 01:58 PM   #362 
  - This is great...  lakercub   Sep-28-05 02:04 PM   #368 
  - What about Negroponte and those guys?  Autonomy   Sep-28-05 02:16 PM   #376 
  - OOOOO good one.  lakercub   Sep-28-05 02:31 PM   #386 
  - Don't forget that piece of shit.......  Chimpeach   Sep-28-05 02:47 PM   #395 
     - I also forgot  lakercub   Sep-28-05 03:06 PM   #408 
        - Novak. Don't forget that peice of crap when taking out the garbage  katinmn   Sep-28-05 05:29 PM   #460 
  - nelson from the simpsons  crankybubba   Sep-28-05 02:10 PM   #369 
  - YES! Goddess bless you, Ronnie Earle!  redqueen   Sep-28-05 02:11 PM   #371 
  - I just wanna add my voice to the overwhelming chorus  Autonomy   Sep-28-05 02:12 PM   #373 
  - YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!  Zhade   Sep-28-05 02:12 PM   #374 
  - HALLELUJAH!  aresef   Sep-28-05 02:12 PM   #375 
  - Yeah baby!!!  Bleachers7   Sep-28-05 02:21 PM   #380 
  - Hell yes  NoShelter   Sep-28-05 02:22 PM   #381 
  - Now on to Frist!! And the rest of the bastards! All the way tto BUSHCO!  NVMojo   Sep-28-05 02:27 PM   #382 
  - Wont you all join me in a laugh  socordsx   Sep-28-05 02:27 PM   #383 
  - Margaritas for EVERYONE!!!  katty   Sep-28-05 02:53 PM   #401 
  - Pitchers all round!  peace frog   Sep-28-05 03:08 PM   #409 
  - Hahahaha!  slay   Sep-28-05 03:09 PM   #412 
  - Trifecta.  emrenz   Sep-28-05 02:29 PM   #385 
  - Its amazing how the media try to paint it as political payback  go west young man   Sep-28-05 02:32 PM   #387 
  - Agreed  lakercub   Sep-28-05 02:38 PM   #390 
  - I'm dancing a jig!  StaggerLee   Sep-28-05 02:36 PM   #389 
  - GOP is a party of criminals n/t  Stockholm   Sep-28-05 02:45 PM   #393 
  - things are beginning...  boddhi   Sep-28-05 02:45 PM   #394 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-28-05 02:48 PM   #397 
  - Scotty! My dear man? (flipping open comm device and adjusting settings)  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 03:01 PM   #407 
  - There is no honor among thieves. This is just the tip of the iceberg  wishlist   Sep-28-05 03:12 PM   #414 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-28-05 03:32 PM   #429 
     - Nope, how 'bout we attribute it to your M.O.  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 03:36 PM   #433 
  - Delay is not doing the "honorable" thing ...  Jim__   Sep-28-05 03:18 PM   #419 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-28-05 03:30 PM   #427 
  - Making a virtue of necessity - The Republican ideal  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-28-05 05:14 PM   #456 
  - Curtis LeMay, are you related to the former General of the same name  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 03:22 PM   #422 
  - Only one person in the Clinton adminstration was ever indicted.  ieoeja   Sep-28-05 03:33 PM   #432 
  - Do you have a point?  Cary   Sep-28-05 03:38 PM   #434 
  - GOP TITANIC IS GOING DOWN!!! O HAPPY DAY!!!!  katty   Sep-28-05 02:52 PM   #400 
  - The grand jury indictment  clydefrand   Sep-28-05 02:54 PM   #405 
  - contemptuous, corrupt, criminal  suffragette   Sep-28-05 03:09 PM   #413 
  - Karma's a bitch, aint it tommy boy?  HillDem   Sep-28-05 03:19 PM   #420 
  - Finally there's some movement somewhere! n/t  Megahurtz   Sep-28-05 03:20 PM   #421 
  - I'm hard right now.  mduffy31   Sep-28-05 03:30 PM   #428 
  - DeLay will be employed again, one day  SodoffBush   Sep-28-05 03:32 PM   #430 
  - Naaah...  connecticut yankee   Sep-28-05 03:52 PM   #440 
  - Holy smokes - so many new postsers here - WELCOME TO YOU ALL!!!  calimary   Sep-28-05 03:40 PM   #435 
  - Update from FreeRepublic.  DrCorday   Sep-28-05 03:40 PM   #436 
  - That's fully understood Doc ... easy does it ...  ElectroPrincess   Sep-28-05 03:48 PM   #438 
  - I'm doing the happy dance  footinmouth   Sep-28-05 03:43 PM   #437 
  - This gives me a bit of hope!!! My day sure looks better.  anitar1   Sep-28-05 03:52 PM   #439 
  - They're were talking about replacing the Insectoid with Dave Dreier...  zonkra   Sep-28-05 03:58 PM   #442 
  - Owwwww! Damn. I just wrenched my back high-fiving myself.  Lastlaughin08   Sep-28-05 04:02 PM   #443 
  - A little less corruption in elections; a few more Democrats elected  Eagle_Eye   Sep-28-05 04:21 PM   #445 
  - David Dreier  hyphenate   Sep-28-05 04:27 PM   #446 
  - Rumor is he's gay. Will Repubs rank and file stand for it? n/t  confludemocrat   Sep-28-05 06:19 PM   #479 
     - Apparently Drier's "baggage" is that he's pro-choice...  Concerned GA Voter   Sep-28-05 07:41 PM   #501 
     - It's not a rumor  hyphenate   Sep-28-05 10:09 PM   #526 
  - This is Great News folks.  bearfan454   Sep-28-05 04:38 PM   #448 
  - Let Christmas come early.......  Bob K   Sep-28-05 04:43 PM   #449 
  - In celebration!!!  W2Hague   Sep-28-05 04:59 PM   #451 
  - Woohoo!!!  Scooter24   Sep-28-05 05:01 PM   #452 
  - HAHAHA!!!  WinkyDink   Sep-28-05 05:07 PM   #453 
  - One down, two to go  nvliberal   Sep-28-05 05:10 PM   #454 
  - Huh?  kilaana   Sep-28-05 05:11 PM   #455 
  - self edit  blackops   Sep-28-05 06:13 PM   #477 
  - ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL !?!?!?!?!!!!!!!  Freedomfried   Sep-28-05 05:38 PM   #462 
  - Are we allowed to do our Happy Dance now???  mcscajun   Sep-28-05 05:43 PM   #464 
  - ABOUT FUCKING TIME!  volitionx   Sep-28-05 05:53 PM   #469 
  - Just getting home from work, was there a handcuffed "perp walk"?  confludemocrat   Sep-28-05 06:04 PM   #473 
  - Adding MY HEARTFELT GLEE!  supernova   Sep-28-05 06:05 PM   #474 
  - 3 More to go  Fla4kerry   Sep-28-05 06:33 PM   #486 
  - The culture of money and corruption, is coming to an end!  usregimechange   Sep-28-05 06:10 PM   #475 
  - So long, scumbag.  V Lee   Sep-28-05 06:11 PM   #476 
  - Da Bug Man On Tha Outs  volitionx   Sep-28-05 06:24 PM   #481 
  - OK, I'm happy.  Gregorian   Sep-28-05 06:24 PM   #482 
  - Could Things Really Be Changing?  blackops   Sep-28-05 06:25 PM   #483 
  - (Late) Welcome to DU!  Concerned GA Voter   Sep-28-05 07:45 PM   #503 
  - A Great Big Welcome to DU Blackops!  Tight_rope   Sep-28-05 07:53 PM   #504 
  - Thanks for breaking your vow of silence, blackops!  PassingFair   Sep-28-05 08:35 PM   #507 
  - karma - hope - pride - cockroach motels et. al.  txb   Sep-29-05 03:44 AM   #537 
  - YAAAAHOOOOOO!! THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS!!!  hraka   Sep-28-05 06:27 PM   #485 
  - Is there enough of Old America left to remove these Bush Vampires  tom_paine   Sep-28-05 06:42 PM   #489 
  - The Freeptards are in mourning :(  NeoConsSuck   Sep-28-05 06:44 PM   #491 
  - Welcome New DU'ers.  Fla4kerry   Sep-28-05 06:51 PM   #492 
  - hell yeah!!  ecdab   Sep-28-05 06:53 PM   #493 
  - DU the poll......  Historic NY   Sep-28-05 06:54 PM   #494 
  - YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!! n/t  namvet73   Sep-28-05 07:00 PM   #495 
  - Time for a frosty celebration beverage~ mmmmmmm n/t  poverlay   Sep-28-05 07:02 PM   #496 
  - Cue The Music  AnnieBW   Sep-28-05 07:10 PM   #497 
  - WP: DeLay Must Appear in Austin on Charge  seafan   Sep-28-05 07:28 PM   #499 
  - .  obxhead   Sep-28-05 07:44 PM   #502 
  - DROPPING LIKE FLIES!  savemefromdumbya   Sep-28-05 08:38 PM   #508 
  - This makes me proud to be from Texas . I think that this "All hat and  mom cat   Sep-28-05 08:44 PM   #510 
  - DeLay looking DeJected  mcg   Sep-28-05 08:49 PM   #511 
  - The bigger they are, the harder they fall  fortyfeetunder   Sep-28-05 08:52 PM   #512 
  - Delay, Lott, Gingrich all assholes that deserve to be in jail.  Rex   Sep-28-05 09:01 PM   #515 
  - Ee-yesss!  shenmue   Sep-28-05 09:05 PM   #516 
  - Hot DAMN!!!  Stand and Fight   Sep-28-05 09:13 PM   #518 
  - Best news Ive heard in a couple days.  bamacrat   Sep-28-05 09:25 PM   #520 
  - One Down, Tons to Go  AuntiBush   Sep-28-05 09:37 PM   #521 
  - Kick...just because...  Lochloosa   Sep-28-05 09:41 PM   #522 
  - Hell yeah!  seawolf   Sep-28-05 09:57 PM   #523 
  - will duh-b-yah affirm is faith in this guy now?  fryguy   Sep-28-05 10:01 PM   #524 
  - Who hoooooooooooo  lenegalfla   Sep-28-05 10:01 PM   #525 
  - Please oh please, let this be the first of many!  wanpete   Sep-28-05 10:10 PM   #527 
  - Adios Bug Boy  mark wayne   Sep-28-05 10:13 PM   #528 
  - Yes! Couldln't happen to a more deserving criminal!  TankLV   Sep-28-05 10:29 PM   #529 
  - Just one count!!!! DAMNIT he'll walk!  DaDeacon   Sep-28-05 10:59 PM   #531 
  - The media can all eat f'ing crow for beating up on Dean over this.  Carolab   Sep-29-05 12:15 AM   #533 
  - signs of the times...  RONSTOO   Sep-29-05 01:33 AM   #535 
  - late bloomer, here. belated huzzah!  NuttyFluffers   Sep-29-05 03:33 AM   #536 
  - Indicted is one thing.  Puglover   Sep-29-05 05:03 AM   #538 
  - *And* he resigned!  shenmue   Sep-29-05 05:32 AM   #539 
  - File a contempt of court for fox news  kalyanvenkat   Sep-29-05 05:49 AM   #540 
     - The US is way beyond the need for another Civil War as well  SodoffBush   Sep-30-05 02:54 PM   #543 
 
Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:34 AM
Response to Original message
1. THERE IS A GOD!!
Hallejulah!
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Yes!
:toast:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #3
282. Heard this on my shower radio! I'm having a DELAYed reaction!
Yippee! Yippee! Yippee!

The Republicans said that Democratic prosecutor in Travis County, Texas, would be able to indict a ham sandwich!

I'm ready to add some mustard right in the middle of Mr. Delay's ugly SMILING mouth!
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #282
305. Another Republican might replace him -- Roy Blount of Missouri...
Who's he? I'm (NOT) from Missouri!
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #305
398. "Meet the new boss....
same as the old boss".

He's best buddies with Delay, so he would be no better. Roy's son Matt the Boy Blunder is guv of our state and is running it into the ground. Matt's guv, and his brother and sister are lobbyists, as is Roy's wife (Phillip Morris).
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Gnostic Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #398
517. I've heard of nepotism but....
....that's ridiculous.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #305
399. Roy Blunt...
He's one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:19 PM
Response to Reply #399
444. God did say (our freeper scriptural reading for the day)
"whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops."

Luke 12:3 kjv
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tiedye Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:18 PM
Response to Reply #444
478. And here's what the devil Delay had to say:
Delay's response:
http://www.salon.com/wire/ap/archive.html?wire=D8CTF178...

(after a couple shots of JD)
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:40 PM
Response to Reply #478
488. Kindly let DU members know when we have to REGISTER with a site.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:41 PM by Radio_Lady
I choose not to do that anywhere because of spam problems. Salon.com requires registration to read this article.

Thanks, tiedye! (Oh, just realized, it's TIE DYE! Cute!)
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #305
498. Here is an idea:
Remember this WP article?

Only hours after Rep. Roy Blunt was named to the House's third-
highest leadership job in November, he surprised his fellow top
Republicans by trying to quietly insert a provision benefiting
Philip Morris USA into the 475-page bill creating a Department of
Homeland Security, according to several people familiar with the
effort.

The new majority whip, who has close personal and political ties to
the company, instructed congressional aides to add the tobacco
provision to the bill -- then within hours of a final House vote --
even though no one else in leadership supported it or knew he was
trying to squeeze it in.

Once alerted to the provision, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's chief of
staff, Scott Palmer, quickly had it pulled out, said a senior GOP
leader who requested anonymity. Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.)
also opposed what Blunt (Mo.) was trying to do, the member said,
and "worked against it" when he learned of it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn ?
pagename=article&contentId=A41839-2003Jun10¬Found=true
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:39 PM
Response to Reply #305
500. He's
another bush lackey, who stand firmly behind GWB, with his son, who is the governor of Missouri, Mr. Matt Blunt...Roy is a waste of time, but he is a little more rational than Delay is...
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prof_youngblood Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #3
320. Halluhlulya!!! -- Frist next then Rove baby...! yesssssssss!!!!!!
come on Fitzgerald, talk to us baby!!!

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #320
372. i'm thinking rove, then frist. either order is fine by me.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #372
519. "I have violated no law, no regulation, no rule of the House."
That's what all the convicts said (Rostenkowski, apprehended and convicted; John Mitchell >AG Nixon, apprehended and convicted; Donald Segretti >dirty trickster funded by Nixon slush fund, apprehended and convicted; &c) and yet civil rights - unlike the Patriot Act, pushed by DeLay - requires that one is innocent until proven guilty.

The ironies are ineffable.*
-------------------------------------
*At this point right wing lug nut** freepers may need a good dictionary, coupled with a certain degree of literacy.
=====================================
**lug nuts are among the heaviest and densest variety of nut, causing significant damage when thrown at others.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:01 PM
Original message
We've hit the trifecta!
We're winding down to the feature race, the impeachment of bush. One brick at a time this corrupt house of Republican con-men is coming apart. Now, I hope they've got the goods on the bug-man and he doesn't get off on some technicality. That would PISS ME OFF! Nail this bastard, nail him to the freaking wall. I want the bug-man to have himself a nice little prison romance, wouldn't that be sweet? ;)
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. yes, there are goddesses and gods!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 AM
Original message
Great minds
I sent an email two seconds ago about his and ended it with "There is a God".

Great minds here. :)
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #1
65. Yes, the Lord is finally hearin' our pleas!Tom will Sing like a canary
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Brooklyn Michael Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 AM
Response to Reply #65
109. I'm not holding my breath....
Call it a hunch, but I doubt Tommy-boy will "sing" per se. His lawyers already knew this was a possibility, and will no doubt do everything in that sleazebag's power to get his carcass out of this.

Until Tom actually gets convicted, does the perp walk in full handcuffs, and his TX district starts their election for his replacement in the House, I'm treating this no differently than Rove's status as the CIA-leaker.

HOWEVER, if/when Tommy-boy DOES go down......I'll do a little dance, make a little love and get down tonight!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
Response to Reply #109
136. He'll sing - and the tune is "A Partisan Witchhunt by No-Idea Dems"
That high pitched humming you hear is the RW spin machine cranking up to about 10,000 RPMs.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 PM
Response to Reply #136
206. Fox is doing that now.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #206
242. MSNBC too
Bush lackeys getting their Rove talking points via headset again.
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oxbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #242
415. Methinks they do protest too much! :)
It's totaly media saturation by the spin doctors right now. They're fighting with everything and the kitchen sink. A little overcompensation there, hm?
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #136
457. Can they spin any faster than they already are?
The laws of physics have to start kicking in some time. They can only spin so fast until they start to break up. Katrina, Delay and if there's any sort of Karmic timing, Rove etal. in the Plame investigation. The trifecta! Pretty soon the entire thing will be spinning so fast it'll shatter into thousands of little pieces never able to be a whole again! Sweeeeeeeet!
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #109
316. Oh he will be convicted and tossed out of the Congress.
Hopefully a Democrat (Morrison, Lampley?) will take over his district and make everything right. This is the first of 100,000,000 dominoes that will follow against Rethuglicans.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #1
162. Does this validate intelligent design?
;)
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
Response to Reply #162
217. Not necessarily, but I take Tom's very existence as prima facie evidence
for malevolent design.
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #1
163. Actually, there are as meny gods & goddesses as people whe believe in them
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
Original message
Amen!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:16 PM by Tight_rope
Time for the long awaited champagne! :toast:
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #1
259. And She's just getting started.................. :)
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #259
484. Yes, She is. PILE IT ON until the rethugs are in 20 feet of shitty water
with an oil slick on top. Karma from New Orleans will be a bitch! And will the last duer please drop a lighted match?
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Michigander4Dean Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:58 PM
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276. Cue the Hallelujah Chorus! | nt
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #1
347. I'll believe in god when he's convicted
These sleezy bastards seem to get away with this shit. I want convictions.
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emrenz Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #1
379. It took a long time for them to get to Clinton...
...not that the righties had anything on him other than a blow job. But that is what's happening here. All the digging is paying off. Their own arrogance is going to do them in.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #1
406. Yeah, and She has a
dark sense of humor!
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brianosaurus Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:43 PM
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490. yes! yes! yes!
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ender Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 AM
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2. woohoo...
tommy boy, time to roll over...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
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6. cnn saying Repugs say the indictment will be tossed out.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
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11. House Maj. Republican Leader Indicted. love it!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
Original message
conspiracy
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
Original message
Now if Frist can be indicted for insider trading...delicious!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM by myrna minx
It couldn't happen to nicer guys. It looks like the Republican "leadership" is imploding. :nuke:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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60. That indeed would be nice. But I'm not gonna hold my breath on
that one. I think Frist will skate. I hope I'm wrong.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 AM
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98. Karl Rove's time is coming too.
:)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 PM
Response to Reply #98
224. And Americans are figuring out that lying to take us to war
is indeed an impeachable offense.

Talk about your oral transgressions in the White House. It doesn't get any more morally outrageous than having one's lies result in the death of tens of thousands.
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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #224
263. Except for that
nasty 35+% that will stick with them through anything.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:57 PM
Response to Reply #263
273. My sense is that it's more like 18%, but that's based on
nothing but the percentage of actual goonbats I've met in my life.

At any rate, even 51% of fed-up, informed Americans is enough to turn the tide.
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Gronk Groks Donating Member (582 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:33 PM
Response to Reply #273
431. Depends on your definition of "Goonbats"...
...I figure 18% kool-aid drinkers and another 18% reThugs criminals that like it just the way it is, thank you...

Divine One, that you for this precious gift...and while you are at it can we have the same for Frist and Rove????

I know, I know...we are greedy...

Can you blame us???
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #263
323. Except for the fact that "gas is UP!"
Those good ole' boys are intelligent enough to wonder why we are paying BILLIONS of dollars to feed the war machine in The Middle East, yet, the cost of gas is going sky high?!?

They are now understanding that the first loyalty to the Neo-cons is their blessed Oil Companies and their continued profits.

I don't think Rove-Co can cover their a**es on all these events converging at once?
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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #263
365. Those 35+% are "Stuck on Stupid"
Just to throw it back in their faces.

I'm putting on my British Mark V and wading into Freaker RepubliKKK. Their comments should be delicious, and worth a laugh.
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zum Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #224
480. Who indicts for impeachment?
I'm an Australian, don't know nuthin' about the legal system in the US (apart from what I see on Law & Order), and I'd like to know who actually draws up an indictment for impeachment? Does it take someone like Kenneth Starr to investigate, is his a partisan appointment, and who sets a hound like that on the trail? I'd love to see a row of falling dominos skittling a few conservatives out this way, too. Those sanctimonious prats depress the quality of life for everyone with an income below $125 000 and preach that it's an improvement....
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #98
278. If you a referring to the Plame "case", don't hold your breath. It has
just about blown over. The fact that he will be heading up the Katrina rebuilding means they know the outcome of republican Fitzgerald's "investigation".
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #278
350. OTOH, maybe **'s rush to "hand" about 200 Billion$ to Rove...
in this most corrupt act of no-bid "distribution" might signal these crooks and liars are beginning to fear the END (for them) is getting nearer each and every day!

Oh! How We Wish... :woohoo:
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:39 PM
Response to Reply #350
391. Or.....
If indictments are handed down against Rovie, Bush can say, "Oh you're taking him away from helping those poor refugees. Now who's going to help them...booo...hooo?" :eyes:
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #350
402. Good point. ..........they are sinking.
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:53 PM
Response to Reply #278
468. Exactly the opposite, sir
The reason they put him in charge is so Bush will have a claim that he is doing "important work" when he is indicted.

"Innocent until proven guilty" will get put in the spin cycles on that one too.
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #468
470. Dont expect too much support from Republicans.
Its close to an election year. They will distance themselves from their old buddy, same way they are doing with Bush.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #468
506. I'm still sticking by my theory that the administration knows the outcome
because they picked Fitzgerald via the asst AG who did the appointment because Ashcroft backed off. There are a lot of people who believe that because Fitzgerald indicted Gov Ryan of IL (an R)that he will act just as independently on the Plame case. This is a different league in DC. Rove and Bush** knew what they were doing when the selection was made.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
240. Exactly. That "ethics" issue that has been dogging them?
Indicting Tommy Boy will confirm that they're a pack of sleazeballs.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
Response to Reply #11
137. It must be a fluke. He has only been reprimanded THREE TIMES by
the House Ethics Committee.

No pattern here.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
Response to Reply #6
39. The spin begins
How do they know? Unless they have the judge in their pocket.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:24 PM
Response to Reply #6
459. What else..........
would you expect them to say? He's guilty and going to serve 6-12 in the State slammer? Naw....they've gotta' get this spin down so they'll be saturating the airwaves for the next few weeks to perfect it. I truly hope it's a moot point and he gets what he deserves. That would be a nice 300 lb. cell-mate named "Bubba" with two tear-drop tattoos in the corner of each eye and one on his forearm that says " ask me about my "hammer"? Shower time will be SOOOO romantic for the bug-man!
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 AM
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5. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
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7. Bout time!
:D
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
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8. OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
Response to Original message
9. Wowie!!!!!
The tide is turning. Yay. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
Original message
Oh.My.Gawd
This is HUGE.

This is wonderful.

This is the beginning of the end.
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
Response to Original message
42. Don;t you mean HUGH!
Isn't this FABULOUS???

just funnin' with ya. :hi:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:17 PM
Response to Reply #42
174. Yes, we should remember there are Freeps lurking.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:17 PM by Judi Lynn
They're used to seeing it written in their own language:

This is HUGH!1!1!!111!11!1!11!!!

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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:25 PM
Response to Reply #174
196. They are series about this!
Looks like it's time for this.

Yo, lurkin' freeper mutha fuckahs:



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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM
Response to Reply #196
337. OMG
:rofl:
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #196
392. Every time I see that I crack up
Ronny K :yourock:

I needed something to cheer me up...this does it B-)
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #174
351. This is HUGH!!!!!!11111
:woohoo:
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
Response to Original message
10. Happy Days!
Great news, indeed... :D
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
Response to Original message
12. Will he have to step down now?
per House rules?
:woohoo:
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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19. Unless they change the rules again.....
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
Response to Reply #19
31. We think alike AllegroRondo
Isn't it scary when we can begin to anticipate what the pukes might/may do in retaliation? :smoke: Yipes!
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
Response to Reply #12
21. Oh no! The republicans will just CHANGE the rules ...
Like a spoiled child that must always win. :P
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #21
245. Actually, I think the fact that the Republicans attempted to change
the rule so that indicted members do not have to step down makes it look as though they knew what might come down the pike.

And of course many DID know.

It puts me in mind of other ways the Repub's attempt to inoculate themselves against justice. Like, make the country so sick and weary of even the thought of another impeachment when you know you will be in the White House next cycle via stolen elections.

When you know full well you will be doing things that would make the nation's founder's turn in their graves.

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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
Response to Reply #12
29. Yes! Say good-bye to DeLay
:applause:
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:31 PM
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212. Bah-bye
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #212
532. Ooohhhh, I wanna get ME one of them hangman smilies....................
or better yet, do you have a GUILLOTINE smilie???
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:25 AM
Response to Reply #532
534. found one for you
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:32 PM
Response to Reply #534
542. Hey, that's not fair, the head's supposed to fall off and roll around, LOL
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:49 PM
Response to Reply #29
467. Even if not convicted, re-election is out IMHO
He got into the tightest race of his political life last year when there was no indictment, I think his sorry ass will be gone if he runs again. Their best bet would be for him to not run again and put up another repuke, I think DeLay will lose any race he gets into at this point and saving the seat for the repukes will require him not running again. Either way he is gone.
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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13. Oh God, I just orgasmed
Where is the kleenix?
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:07 PM
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142. Me too. LOL
:blush:
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:08 PM
Original message
Kleenex? I blew my brains out - pass the BOUNTY!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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14. Yippee Yahoo Shebang!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM by Sydnie
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

edited to add - MSNBC saying he should be OUT as House Leader before sunset!!!

:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #14
306. Is anyone else qualified
to hold voting sessions open all night and put the screws on to get what Buschco wants? I HOPE NOT!
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
Response to Original message
15. YEAH BABY!!
:evilgrin: :bounce: :evilgrin:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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20. if indicted have to step down. But House has to approve.
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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16. YES!!!
Best news I've heard all week!
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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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17. Next: Rove. Then Libby. Followed by Frist, then the Chimperor himself
Their days are numbered now.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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18. even if it is tossed out, he's stained forever now.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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23. House has to vote to oust Tom Roy Blunt will step up in place if so.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:18 PM
Response to Reply #18
176. Agreed. The indictment will be with him forever.
Even if thrown out. Fairly or not, it will stain his legacy. How many times have you heard bitter repugs bring up impeachment, for example?

Procurement guy arrested.
DeLay indicted.
Who's next?
Frist?
Rove?
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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22. another one bites the dust!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
Response to Reply #22
28. only his leadeship position is affected (but House has to vote to get him
out of Maj. leadership position).
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
Response to Reply #28
38. oh well :-)
baby steps...
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 AM
Response to Reply #38
68. But it was the REPUGS that passed that rule
that anyone INDICTED had to step down. Remember, they changed it from under investigation to indicted. If they don't boot him now they have done the same thing about Delay that blivet** has done about Rove. More cronyism! The rules don't apply to them, they don't apply to the businesses that they contract with, they don't apply to their appointees ...

Not looking good at all for the opposition no matter how you cut the cheese.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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24. He has to step down from his House Majority seat! HAHAHAHA!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
Response to Reply #24
55. but the rule of the House says the House has to vote to kick him out.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
Response to Reply #55
80. WaPo says current rules say he has to step down as maj leader
If indicted, DeLay would be required under Republican Party rules to leave his leadership post, but he could remain in Congress
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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25. bye bye bug-man
don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'......
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #25
310. Thank goodness he has a profession to fall back on!


We've been waiting for you, Tom
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
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26. that's one down and many, many to go!! n/t
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
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27.  It's about time! We've been "Delayed" for way too long!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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32. now he will be arraigned--next step.
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usafguy99 Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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54. Thank God...
We finally might get some justice. Hopefully this will lead to many more inditements down the road.

I hope the bastard burns in hell.

:toast: :bounce:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
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30. 0' Goody goody, I hope Tom Craddick goes down also.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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37. I have to wonder if the House will vote to have him step down?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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72. Tom DeLay or Tom Craddick?
I hope they're both outed. Still holding my breath, because I not sure how strong this indictment charge will hold.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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33. Whoo Hoo!!! Has to step down as Majority Leader!!!
Was it worth it Delay??? to make Bush president and now you can go to jail!!!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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34. My week just got a whole lot better.
:)

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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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35. stepping down temporarily
until he gets frog-marched to jail.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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36. Just heard on CSPAN!!!!!
:applause:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
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40. the gods and goddesses are watching over us.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
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41. roachman has been contaminated!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM by xxqqqzme
I hope it is slooooow 'n painful.




How do U think he will look in orange?
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 AM
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66. Somebody best watch Limpballs close ...
so he doesn't OD on his oxycontin in the next few days?

Come on now, does anyone familiar with the disease of "drug addiction" really believe that Rush was *cured* in that month of rehab?

Life is Good!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 PM
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233. Awe Freddie you make me blush ... why don't we spilt the difference
considering his pathetic state, and call him a "washed up dope fiend" ? OK by you?
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:19 PM
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378. "Washed-Up Dope Fiend"? You must be talking about RUSH!
"Washed-Up Dope Fiend" has a nice ring to it. And what's even better is that EVERYONE will know who you are talking about when you say it: that raving maniac hillbilly-heroin addict Rush Limbaugh.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:10 PM
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370. I think "Limpballs" was a typo
The poster must've been referring to Rush Limpdick, the famous chickenhawk and Bush butt-lackey who reportedly snorted so much Oxycontin, he lost both his (3rd) wife and his hearing.

PSSSSSSSST! PSSSSSSSSST! Hey, I keep spraying that Raid at the TV screen, but it doesn't seem to make that big roach go away. The roach just keeps whining about "partisan politics", and saying he's "only stepping down temporarily". BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:47 PM
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396. U R correct No Exit!
My bad - typo! - After all, we know Rush has no balls when he's flatly confronted ... and well, also when he doesn't have the DOPE that makes him crazy and flaccid.

Yep, Limp-dick is a more appropriate nickname for this bellicose right wing Rove-Co Butt Boy. :P

Thanks for the correction. :-)
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:09 PM
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411. UR welcome! And when
Rush the loudmouth drug-hoarding addict goes into a tirade to defend little Tommy DeLay, everyone'll just say, "Criminals stick together!" HAHAHA! Great day, ElectroPrincess--high five!
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:55 PM
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441. Thanks, I won't go nuts with joy, but this is the first feeling that
there may be hope since the death of Paul Wellstone. I'm not into ESP or anything like that, but I've been somewhat depressed since this beautiful man died. What a tragic loss for the Democratic Party.

Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter would all be smiling and celebrating with us today. God Bless the Wellstones!

God Bless Truth and Justice too!

Just maybe ... maybe there's hope for the future of our country. :-)
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:08 AM
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541. Whenever any political figure dies in a plane crash,
I always wonder...
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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43. This is proof positive that God exists
And that He has finally had enough of Tom DeLay.

Thank you God. Thank you Jesus.

Thank you Ronnie Earle.



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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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79. Yes, a higher power is at work here ...
We're blessed that he hasn't been given a reprieve ... he can still make amends before he goes before Saint Peter.

Yes, God loves you too Tom Delay! Repent and be saved?!?

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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:24 PM
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423. right on quaoar~
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:36 PM
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461. Or one justice system that refuses to be corrupted.............
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:37 PM by ClintonTyree
either way...YIPEEEEEEEE!!!! :toast: :party: :toast:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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44. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!
The slug is about to be hammered!
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SW FL Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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45. Delay indicted
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:34 AM by SW FL Dem
Breaking CNN Delay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy. No link yet.
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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46. YEEEE-HAAAAA!!!!!!
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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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47. Whooo Hooooo!!!
YES
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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48. Thank you Jesus.
There is indeed a God!!!!!!!!!!!!
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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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50. I'm Lighting Up...So Many DU Smiles I can feel them.
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kcass1954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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52. I'm sitting at my desk for a department meeting, and having a hard time...
not smiling. This is great news!

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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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49. It's a beautiful day!
Whoopee!!!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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51. YAY! That means he has to STEP DOWN! Whooo-hoo!!
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-09-28-DeLa...
DeLay defense fears more indictments as jury wraps up
WASHINGTON (AP) House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy.
The Texas grand jury investigating HDeLay's state political organization was completing its term Wednesday after demonstrating a recent interest in conspiracy charges.

Photo Caption:
If DeLay were indicted he would have to step down temporarily. His associates were indicted on felony charges this month.
By Chip Somodevilla, AFP/Getty Images

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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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53. here is MSNBC's link to story-- just posted:
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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62. This week, DeLay. Next week: Rove?
One can only hope and pray.
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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56. MSNBC - DeLay indicted in campaign finance probe
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9507677 /

DeLay indicted in campaign finance probe
Charges could force House majority leader to step down

BREAKING NEWS
NBC News and news services
Updated: 12:39 p.m. ET Sept. 28, 2005
WASHINGTON - A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that could force him to step down as House majority leader.

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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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57. yay!!!!!!!!
Oh this makes my day fantastic!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 AM
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64. "*could* force him to step down as House majority leader."--as the
house has to scedule a vote.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:27 PM
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384. I double-dog-DARE the Monkey King to pardon him
Come on, Bushie. You know you gotta do it. It's not like the choice is even up to you. So let's have it.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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58. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

:bounce: :toast: :party:

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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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59. Wait a minute. Is the grand jury all wearing tin-foil hats? Is this
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM by Dhalgren
just another "conspiracy theory" being floated by a librul grand jury? I mean, come on, everyone knows how librul Texas is - bluest of the blue, no?

Sorry, had to do it.

Why are members of the Fascist Republican Party saying that the indictment will be thrown out?
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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78. Self delete
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM by demo dutch
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President Kerry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:38 PM
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463. 'cause they got nothing else to say.
That said, I want to see nothing short of DeLay doing the prepwalk. Finally, the slimeball got nailed.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:47 PM
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530. About as valid as them saying he would never be indicted!
And we all know how "truthful" repukes are! - every rotten one of them!
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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61. Frist next!
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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77. And then Hastert after that!
Trying to vote again on the Armenian Genocide resolution won't get you off the hook for your earlier bribery!
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 AM
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86. How could
I forget Hastert?
:spank:
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #86
281. And then we need to get Randy Duke "CunningScam"!
I need a real rep in congress. Need to get this bum out of there now!
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:08 PM
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410. you got the right plan...
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:13 PM
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416. Duke fits right in with this crowd...
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:15 PM
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417. lol!
:rofl:
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REACTIVATED IN CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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63. Holy sh*t
I went to CNN.com to look for something else and saw that headline

Thank you Jaysus !!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 AM
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67. Fox has a news alert. also "directly related to his ability to be House
majority leader" good
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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71. So, where is DeLay right now?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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75. Fox saying they are awaiting a statement from DeLay.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:39 PM
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236. There's a small one already.
Statement by DeLay, Following Indictment
By The Associated Press

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

(09-28) 10:20 PDT , (AP) --


Statement of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, following his indictment.

"I have notified the speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County district attorney today." House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/0...




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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:47 PM
Response to Reply #236
255. "Temporarily?"
No, Tommy Boy, you will abdicate your fucking throne PERMANENTLY.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #255
285. He thinks he'll tell US when he'll leave! I hope he's wrong. n/t
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM
Response to Reply #236
336. Even still deflecting...
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM by olafvikingr
stepping down due to the prosecutor's actions...I have a feeling you are having to step down because of your own actions Mr. "I'm above the law and the president likes me".

Olaf
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #71
90. How soon before we get a "frog march"!
I'm looking forward to see them start and continue with Rove, etc.!
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:48 PM
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450. Might not be one.
DeLay's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said he preferred a trial as soon as possible, at least by the end of the year. Asked when DeLay would turn himself in, DeGuerin said, "I'm going to keep from having Tom DeLay taken down in handcuffs, photographed and fingerprinted. That's uncalled for."

Uncalled for? Nonviolent people are handcuffed all the time.
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:17 PM
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458. Guess what....
Regardless whether they handcuff him and frog march him in or he turns himself in....he's still going to have a hell of an ink stain on his fingers. They WILL still fingerprint him. :)
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #458
471. Yes, we're guaranteed that.
Thanks for reminding me. :)
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #450
466. I'm pretty sure they handcuffed and fingerprinted..........
Martha Stewart. Is Tommy-Boy above this? Is he above normal police procedure? If so, why? I want to see the fucker frog-marched, it's our right as American citizens, damn it all!
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:59 PM
Response to Reply #466
472. I think of Susan MacDougal, shackled hand and foot.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:00 PM by NYC
She was not a violent or dangerous criminal.

Edit: Anyway, that was what DeLay's lawyer wanted. If he is handcuffed, someone please post a picture.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #472
505. McDougal was really given bad treatment!
McDougal was dressed in orange deathrow outfits when moved between prisons and was spat upon and urinated on by people thinking she was a murderer then. I think Delay should be made to endure the same treatment!! Probably doesn't need to be made to be a murderer to get that sort of treatment though.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:57 PM
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513. Yes, that was deliberate.
What was done to Susan MacDougal was deliberate. I think it was a red jumpsuit. It was intended to connote child murderer, I believe. Her treatment was criminal, and for what?

I hope Tom DeLay is convicted. Not only is the channelling of donations against the law, it has a serious impact on the government. This is not a "light" crime.

I'm surprised that the sentence is only 6 months to 2 years and/or a $10,000 fine.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 AM
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69. msrnc saying he is expected to step down
SOON! Like TODAY!???


:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 AM
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70. YaaaaaaaHooooooo!!!
:toast:
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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73. What a shame.
:evilgrin:

:bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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74. C'mon Fitzgerald, give us some more!!!
Time for Rove and Bolton and ( fill in the blank )!!
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
Response to Reply #74
82. Patience... He's waiting for "States Secret" to be struck down by Supremes
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 AM by calipendence
later in October, and then he'll get testimony from Sibel Edmonds and others to skewer the rest of these bastards, but GOOD!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:28 PM
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203. Oh man! We've been waiting for 5 years.
I suppose a few more weeks won't kill us....umm....will it?
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:40 PM
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509. dial 911
wow! now they'll learn that 911 was an inside jobby?
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Massachusetts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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76. Yo!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
Original message
Fox saying the Repug Leadership is 'under a cload"- (Frist also). te he.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
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81. Please, please, please...
let there be cameras getting pictures of a hand-cuffed Delay doing the "Frog March."

:woohoo: :applause: :popcorn:
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
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83. The beginning of the END!
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
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84. My comment on this
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 AM
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85. HOOAH! get about 100 more!!!
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 AM
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87. More, more, more!!!!!
Bring It On.

:woohoo:

Only an appetizer, I hope.

:bounce:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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88. OMG i need to but a fainting couch!!!!
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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89. HAHAHAHA YIP YIP YIP YAHOO YEEHAW YEEESSSSSSSS
Sorry, I can't help myself.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 AM
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96. beautiful
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aintitfunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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91. Where's the confetti
when you need it? Perhaps there is Justice in these dark days after all.
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no_to_war_economy Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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92. terry shiavo may now rest in peace
O8)
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:54 AM
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100. who?
:spank:
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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93. Ah, sweet schadenfreude.
Next month - the rest of the criminal cabal!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 AM
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94. I can hear it now
NHUH NO FAIR I getta do over that don't count. Hopefully, there are some repugs he's pissed off enough that will go for him now that he's wounded.
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merci_me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 AM
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95. We in Texas deserve to have a BIG PARTY.......Ya'll come!!!!.
I'm in tears and dancing a happy dance. Here in Houston, it's been a long and heart wrenching month. I'm just overjoyed and my phone is ringing off the hook.

Stepping down? May he fall on his fuckin face!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 AM
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97. I will raise a glass to you.
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
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133. Here's to you Texans
we all are celebrating with you!!
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 PM
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205. YEEE HAW!!!!!
Nanernanernaner
hehehehe
:toast:
:party:
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:37 PM
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232. YEEE-haw!!!
A few minutes ago I was coming back from lunch, having heard this on the radio right before I got out of the car, headed up the "up" escalator when I passed FOUR of my favorite Democratic co-workers coming down the "down" escalator all in a line.

"Did you hear the news?" crooned the first one sweetly.

"YES, juust now!" I pumped my fist in the air as we passed, and they all cracked up and started hooting and hollering and talking at once. It was sweet. :) We NEEDED a ray of good news around here.
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:29 PM
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426. congratulations houston
must be floating on air right now
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:28 PM
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425. yes - heres to texas justice
hugs and smiles sent to you merci me and all you in texas who have suffered under this man

have a drink for me
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:54 AM
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99. Drier to be named as replacement ... rumor mentioned on MSNBC
No confirmation ... just 'sources say'
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:55 AM
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103. that was the running tag on Fox a few minutes ago. Hassert named him.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:56 AM
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106. DeLay office "I will temporarily step down".......
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 PM
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225. DeLay won't be back in the House Leadership position
Dreier and Roy Blunt of Missouri will fight it out.

It's over for "The Hammer". :D
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Im with Rosey Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:56 PM
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360. Even revolting pat robertson
said he won't be back! The stench you know.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:58 AM
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113. That possibility mentioned on CNN too. Regular succession
it would be Blount, but they said rumor says Drier might be offered the job.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:20 PM
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326. Heh. If Drier gets the job.
We can out him. He's a closeted homosexual, and we can find about 100 "boyfriends" that can attest to that fact, and then Drier has to quiet too.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:35 PM
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487. Good Lord, David Drier!
He's my congressman. Here in the foothills of Los Angeles.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:54 AM
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101. Praise God and Pass the Ammunition.
Tables are turning, people. We have to step up to the plate.
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SnowGoose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:54 AM
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102. Hot diggity damn!
This should be the official thread for people to say "hell yea" in.

I recon it'll have about, oh, 77,846 replies! I wonder if we'll be up to 100,000 by november 06...
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:55 AM
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104. DeLay "steps aside" as Majority Leader
According to CNN
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 AM
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108. "tempory" step down according to his Office--from FOX
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President Kerry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:58 PM
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514. yeah, till when he's out of jail. n/t
:party:
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:56 AM
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105. Okay, I went in and saw that on Yahoo!'s front page, and I squeaked.
:woohoo: :bounce: :party: :headbang:

:D :D :D :D :D

That just made my day.
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mconvente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:56 AM
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107. WOOHOO!!
What yah gonna do, what yah gonna do when they come for you? bad boys bad boys!!

BOOYAH!!

FUCKERS ARE GOING DOWN!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:58 AM
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112. "used corporate money to influence money"--is the charge.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:16 PM
Response to Reply #107
418. Na-na-na-na, Na-na-na-na, Hey-hey-hey, GOO-OOD-BYE!!!!!!!
That song's gonna be running through my head all day...

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 AM
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110. Here comes the Rule Change....
Resolved:
That the Leader of the House Majority may continue to serve in that capacity while under Indictment, PROVIDED:

1. Said member is from Texas.

2. Said Indictment was brought by a DEMOCRAT Prosecutor, and...

3. Said Member is of the DeLay family.

Wait for it, it's coming.....
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 PM
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249. DEMOCRATIC prosecutor.
Never use their terminology.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 PM
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279. Hey, it's THEIR resolution, I'm just quoting it....n/t
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DrCorday Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #249
424. ELECTED Prosecutor.
I believe the term "ELECTED PROSECUTOR" or "DISTRICT ATTORNEY" is more appropriate. He serves the people of Travis County and the state of Texas, and has prosecuted more Democrats in cases like this than Republicans, despite his personal party affiliation.

Party identification is part of the Republicans' strategy to dodge the implications of corruption and change the subject.

The real issue here is not whether or not the charge is politically motivated (as the noise machine has just keyed into) but whether or not DeLay is guilty of the crime.

For the record, Tom DeLay's PAC has been accused and previously investigated for these crimes. Other cases, including the Valerie Plame scandal, political appointees to important administrative posts, and poor leadership in Iraq and across the board make it clear: The Republicans are entrenched in a culture of corruption and dishonesty.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 AM
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111. YESSSSSSSSS!
YESSSSSSSSSS!


Next!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:59 AM
Original message
"brought shame to the Congress"---this on Fox (commentator).
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PleadTheFirst Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:59 AM
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114. KICKASS!!!
:toast:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:01 PM
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119. Brian Wilson on Fox 'it was not a complete surprize"--te he. will be
interesting to see what Repugs say now.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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115. Okay now on to the next batch of Rethugs............
there is joy in Mudville tonight.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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116. Oh My! Oh Myyyyyyy! Isn't This DELICIOUS!!
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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117. MSNBC banners:
These are the ones I have seen so far:

House Majority Leader Tom Delay is indicted on criminal conspiracy charge

NBC News: Tom Delay confirms conspiracy charge indictment

AP: Tom Delay will reqlinquish his position as House Majority Leader
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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118. Glory Glory Hallelula
Or however it's spelled!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:01 PM
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122. wonder what the WH statement will say?
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aresef Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:16 PM
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377. That he was doing an excellent job serving the country...
...and he will promptly be given a Medal of Freedom. It's the pattern.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:01 PM
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120. BBBBWWWWAAAHHHHHH
Things are going swimmingly for the Rethuglician party of Hate.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:01 PM
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121. How long til * says "Delay who?" "Never met the man"
Oh did I mention YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:02 PM
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124. rather sombe mood on Fox.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:03 PM
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126. Fox is emphasizing the 'easy' charge of conspiracy. te he.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:12 PM
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157. Heh...Maybe * will say that Delay was a Richards supporter.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:12 PM by myrna minx
Just like Kenny Boy. Heh.
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:02 PM
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123. Bug Man...Pug man
Ha ha ......Charade you are
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DaveColorado Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:24 PM
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191. He was one of the most corrupt politicians to ever stink up congress
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:03 PM
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125. Way to MAKE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally.
This is great news.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:04 PM
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129. Sen. Lott does not want to comment.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
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135. that will be the line from the WH--not comment since invest. is ongoing.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:03 PM
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127. Jeez, can't even go to lunch any more
without missing the good stuff?

If I had known Delay had been indicted I would have ordered dessert. I guess I'll just have to use extra tequila tonight instead.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:04 PM
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128. nice picture of Bugman


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lillilbigone Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:04 PM
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130. Yippee!
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phatkatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
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131. He has been smitten by His noodley appendage!
He shall be denied the beer volcano and stripper factory and work retail for all eternity!

Hail FSM!
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starri Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:48 PM
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257. Indeed.
Ramen!
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
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132. Great News People!
1 Less Crook in DC and OMG!!!! What great news for our 2006 mid term election chances!!

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!! :)
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:05 PM
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134. Na na na na......Na na na na
hey, hey, hey,

GOODBYE!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:06 PM
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138. a long permanent good bye we hope.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:08 PM
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143. lovely day (but it will rain here--cold rain today)--but this is sunshine
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:06 PM
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139. THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:06 PM
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140. Oh Happy Day!
Sorry if my screams of joy woke any of you.
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:06 PM
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141. Bugman meet zapper! ZZZZZZTTT!!!!!!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:09 PM
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146. down but not out yet folks. Lets be careful---but celebrate away.
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:08 PM
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144. I want to see the recent picture of Bush with him--fun to see
"Heck of a job, bug man."

You know what I mean--recently when he was reiterating his support.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:08 PM
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145. Just had a DeLay walk-by on MSNBC
Was smiling, acknowledged that he has been informed of the indictment. Then the anchor read a statement about how he'll be stepping aside. This is surreal.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 PM
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147. must have been odd for him?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 PM
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151. SCotty on msnbc
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:11 PM
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154. scotty starts out with hurricane stuff-unbelievable!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:25 PM
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197. Scotty just reached his nadir with the following response:
"I didn't say that, you said that."

In other words, " I'm rubber you're glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you."
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 PM
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148. It's a nice start.
Heat up that hot tub, Tom. It's not just a great way to "socialize" with the ladies. it's also helpful in calming the nerves as you sit there by your lonesome, contemplating the actions that have brought you to where you are today.

Good and decent Republicans would do well to start separating the wheat from the chaff in their party lest they all be blown away in the winds of corruption that plague that (long ago) once great party.

It will be painful for what is left of the uncorrupted Republican leadership to face up to what has happened in the White House where they have brazenly supported DeLay for so long. DeLay looks like a piker compared to what's gone on in the White House, and every day, more and more Americans see that. So join us, won't you? Help protect our country.

Enough is enough folks. The American people have taken all they can take of the filth.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 PM
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149. SCHADENFREUDE!!!!
Oh sweet, luscious, delicious schadenfreude! Ah, let me wallow!

........


Ahh...


More wallowing......

Ah, so yummy. So delicious....


Continuing to wallow....

OK, I'm done.
Rot in hell, Tommy Boy!
Or rot in jail. Whichever! :evilgrin:
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 PM
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150. Wow...
I was beginning to think a Republican would have to bite the head off a live baby to get indicted in this country anymore.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 PM
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152. Wow! Justice is served alas.
How refreshing it is.
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Trigger Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:11 PM
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153. Fucking A!!!!
Bye bye asshole!!!!!!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:12 PM
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159. Scotty M. not yet talking of Delay-msnbc NOW-press conf.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
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160. LOVE your user ID!
DeLay is a PooHead too...
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Trigger Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:16 PM
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171. All those repubs are poo heads!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Chimpeach Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:35 PM
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388. Fucking B!
It's got two holes!

(Sorry...) }(
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:11 PM
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155. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy...
I'm not holding my breath, but the indictment is a real start!!!
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:11 PM
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156. Honestly, I'm pretty fucking surprised.
Here's hoping that snake is convicted.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:46 PM
Response to Reply #156
254. And, sentenced for the full
two years, in a cell with a lonely, big guy looking for a "girlfriend."
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:12 PM
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158. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! A BIG DU toast to the truth!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
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161. wait till reporters get to him msnbc now Scotty M.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
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164. Scotty m. still talking of good things by jr in Tx.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:14 PM
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166. I am waiting for the WH to jump on Scotty.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:14 PM
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165. HAPPY DANCE TIME!!!
:rofl:

:rofl:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
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169. Scotty M. will be dancing soon.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:16 PM
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170. "delay is good ally ..to get things done for American people"
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:16 PM
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173. this from Scotty--:"let the legal process work" (DeLay)
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:17 PM
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175. Helen Thomas--has the Pres issued exec. order against abuse?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:18 PM
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177. Scotty says --they know not to abuse--then Helen says-Why do they
continue to abuse. then scotty--run around answer.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
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182. I wonder if * will be like the Ky. Gov. and issue pre-emptive pardons?!
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aresef Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:54 PM
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404. I SO called that.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:44 PM
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465. I so totally agree....
Everybody Dance!
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
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167. HOO-----RAY!!!!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM by NoPasaran
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
I have been waiting for this for a long time. Enjoy the slammer, Bug Boy!
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Nictuku Donating Member (907 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
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168. YES!!!!!!
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:16 PM
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172. WHOO-HOO!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Best news in years!!!!

Thanks for the post!!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:20 PM
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179. WH press corp is jumping on Scotty about DeLay.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
Original message
"let the legal process work"says scotty over and over.
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:39 PM
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237. I just heard one of the press corps ask Scotty
if the Republicans have gotten arrogant in the past few years, and have consequently flouted rules and even laws. Scotty didn't even try to deny it; he answered, "Welcome to Washington (snicker)."
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 PM
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178. My hardened shell of anger won't let me get excited.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:27 PM by Gregorian
When they repeal the entire Patriot Act.
When Bush and Cheney are behind bars.

I AM hard to please.












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DebinTx Donating Member (389 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
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180. Wooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooo!
Smack down that hammer!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
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183. PARTAY!!!
Wooo! HOOOOO!!!!

He'll look so nice in an orange jumpsuit.

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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
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184. BBC Breaking:Jury indicts top US congressman
The Republican majority leader in the US House of Representatives Tom DeLay has been indicted with criminal conspiracy by a grand jury in Texas. The charge relates to a campaign finance scheme in which two of Mr DeLay's associates also stand accused.

Mr DeLay, the second-highest ranking member of the house, said he would step down temporarily to answer the charges.

He is a key fundraiser for President Bush and is seen as yielding immense political influence.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4291706.stm



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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:23 PM
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188. yielding immense political influence. --there will be a sharp drop in this
for now!!!!
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:22 PM
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185. Freepers heads are exploding like fireworks on the fourth of July.
They are in total denial over there as always.
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belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
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214. ooh, please post some highlights
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PeachyDem88 Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:22 PM
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186. ONE DOWN!
YES!!!
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:23 PM
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187. How did I miss this this a.m.?
What wonderful, brilliant news!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:24 PM
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192. and now scotty is defending Jr about Katrina as well as Delay problem.
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:23 PM
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189. You're Cheatin' Heart !
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:23 PM
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190. Only ONE indictment??
Hmmmm...I expected a lot more than this, hopefully this one will be enough... :shrug:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:25 PM
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195. his name is tarnished by this "criminal indictment:---that counts for now.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:24 PM
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193. WOO-MUTHALOVIN-HOO!
YES!!!!!

Now that we've got some momentum going, LET'S CLEAN HOUSE!!!
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:24 PM
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194. I can't believe it!
Maybe the Repukes aren't made out of Teflon after all!

:woohoo: :bounce:

Maybe the House of Cards is starting to crumble.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:26 PM
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198. reporter saying all aids/Delay had big smiles on them--says odd. msnbc
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:27 PM
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199. msnbc saying DeLays says he is not quilty of the charges.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:27 PM
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200. Like a jackass eating briars
Let him smile................
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belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 PM
Response to Reply #198
222. Grinning rictuses. "Never let them see you sweat."
Would love to be a fly on the wall once they get away from the cameras...
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Im with Rosey Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #194
367. You know how teflon is
once there is a little chip, you might as well throw the thing away!
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:28 PM
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201. WOO-HOO!!!! IT'S A GREAT DAY!!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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spunky Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:28 PM
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202. Huzzah!
I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the news on CNN.com a few minutes ago.

Maybe justice does exist after all. . . .
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 PM
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204. Whoa . . . I'm going to reassess my atheism. There must be a god!
Will there be a perp walk???? Puhleezzzzzzzzzzzzz????
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:31 PM
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211. he will be arraigned--but not announced when or where.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 PM
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207. Finally, now Frist please!
And while their at it, how about Jack Abramoff and Ken Lay.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 PM
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221. make it 3 or 1--add Hassss turd.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:52 PM
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264. And Ralph Reed. eom
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:30 PM
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208. FUCKIN AYE~! n/t
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:30 PM
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209. Best News All Year----David Drier tapped to replace him,
per the talking head on CNN.....
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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:31 PM
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210. ..the lying, filthy scumbag is going down!! A great day for US
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pazarus Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:31 PM
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213. FINALLY!!!
Something finally came of all the awful things so many Republicans have been charged with! The corruption is partially exposed! Something actually happened!

Fabulous news.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
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215. BWAHAHAHAHA HAAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HAHA HAHAAH!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh man! Best news in a loooooooooooooooooooooooong friggin' time! LOL!
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
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216. Tomorrow's House opening is one to record!
By House rules, members who are indicted must report the fact to the Clerk and Speaker. This will happen when the House opens tomorrow.

Get your VCR's and tivo's ready!
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
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218. DeLay to step aside after indictment
Rep. Tom DeLay says he will step aside as House majority leader following his indictment by a Texas grand jury on conspiracy charges. DeLay attorney Steve Brittain says DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates.

http://www.cnn.com/
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jasmeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
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219. He should step into jail!!!
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:32 PM
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220. He should be eating chicken dinners at Gitmo. n/t
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:25 PM
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330. AMF DeLay, you crook. Cheney and Bush are next! Rock on Fitz!
Go get 'em. Time for the take down.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:30 PM
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332. Best fricking news I've had in a LOOOOOOOOONG time.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 PM
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223. How long has it been since there has been good news...
...concerning American politics.

I hope that DeLay sings, as Brown may be trying to do.
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:34 PM
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226. Exterminate! Exterminate!
DeLay succumbs to Daleks!

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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:41 PM
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241. JA!!!
Ich liebe es!!
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:34 PM
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227. LMAO!!! Is this the beginning of many to be indicted????
G-d I sure hope so! :)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:35 PM
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228. If his district re-elects him then they are as corrupt as he is
Time to bring in someone new.
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 PM
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252. Congressman Nick Lampson
He's not "new" - served, what, four terms? before DeLay "redistricted" him out of his seat. If The Congresscritter Formerly Known As Hammer is still clinging to that seat in 2006, Congressman Lampson will nudge him off of it. Times, they are a'changin'.
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:35 PM
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229. Hang em' high! Fucking sleazebag!!!
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:37 PM
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230. WHOOHOOOOOO! Have they arrested him?? nt
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:37 PM
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231. Ein, zwei, drei, vier...
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 PM by derby378
Send these guys to slap the cuffs on 'im!!

http://www.rathergood.com/laibach
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info being Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 PM
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234. Next crimal...time to step up to the plate.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:39 PM
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235. YEAH!
They FINALLY got the sonovabitch!
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MIMIC Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:40 PM
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238. This news just made my day
Me so happy. Me so veddy, veddy happy. :)
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:40 PM
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239. I hope there's a domino effect.
Tom will soon be someone's bitch. Aaaahhhhhaaaahahahahahahaha!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:41 PM
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243. CUE THE VONAGE THEME!
:woohoo:
And stomp out the Roach Boy!

:headbang:
rocknation
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:50 PM
Response to Reply #243
261. That's "Woo Hoo" by 5, 6, 7, 8's
Japanese surf rock! Gotta love it.
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peabody71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:42 PM
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244. Next: Frisk, Rove,and Limbaugh!!!
oH THIS COULD BE A VERY GOOD YeaR.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:43 PM
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246. There is Karma after all!!!
OOOH!! OOOHH!!! AAAAAH YAAAAAAY!!!!
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MIMIC Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 PM
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247. Want to have an even better day?
Troll the posts of the freetards.

Some of them have given up, and some of them are in full-fledged panic mode.

Either way, it makes for some kickass entertainment. :D
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TOOLZ Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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272. At what point do these right wingers realize
that their leaders are corrupt, bad at war games, and spending like a Paris Hilton shopping spree at the Halliburton couture shop?
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 PM
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248. Hope they hang the
little rodent.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 PM
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250. One down, MANY more to go!!!
:bounce:
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grateful581 Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 PM
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251. It's about time !
hopefully he gets jail time
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VWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:46 PM
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253. Halle-friggin-luiah, or something like that (nt)
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BrewerJohn Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:47 PM
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256. Let me just pile on here...
:bounce: :party: :toast: :beer: :woohoo:

They're going DOWWNNNN!!
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:48 PM
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258. Yer next Frist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:50 PM
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260. GREAT NEWS!!!
I can only hope it's the beginning of the end for the whole slimy bunch of 'em.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:50 PM
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262. YES YES YES!!!! Kicked and recommended!
:woohoo:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:52 PM
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265. Pigshit Rove is NEXT on the chopping block.
For now, excellent news. Long time coming that someone affiliated with Booosh takes it.
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zorro349 Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:52 PM
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266. Politicians investigated by Earle....
Politicians investigated by Earle....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Earle

* Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Yarbrough (Democrat - 1978)
* Texas State Rep. Mike Martin (Republican - 1982)
* State Treasurer Warren Harding (Democrat - 1982)
* Attorney General Jim Mattox (Democrat - 1985)
* House Speaker Gib Lewis (Democrat - 1992)
* U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Republican - 1994)
* Former state Rep. Betty Denton (Democrat - 1995)
* Former state Rep. Lane Denton (Democrat - 1995)
* Jack Abramoff (Republican-2002?)
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:54 PM
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267. David Drier is almost as big of a bastard as DeLay, at least
in his bullying tactics.

He is a good friend of Schwarzenegger, who is on the verge of turning CA red via voting machines.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:03 PM
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284. BUT....Drier can't Pull the same crap here in Calif., Bill Lockyer is Dem.
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:39 PM
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341. Now that we have a Republican SoS, they may get away with anything.
We'll see. Lockyer sat by while they impuned a decent Secretary of State so Thugs could take over. I don't trust him one bit.
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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:54 PM
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268. I can wait to see what Jon Stewart has to say about this.
You know the Daily Show won't pass up a story like this. Bill Maher will savor this flavor too.
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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269. Finally! A celebration is in
order! Woohoo!
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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270. There is a Santa!!!!
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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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271. How many people
can Bush pardon??????? Maybe none if we could get him impeached.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:57 PM
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274. So long Danny Boy.
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:58 PM
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275. HAAAAAAA HAAAAAA AAAAAA. Take that hammer
REPUBLICAN VALUES???????

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:58 PM
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277. Delay get's SACKED
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:06 PM
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308. Hand in the Mustard Jar!
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:12 PM
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322. The Dog....
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 PM
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280. whee!!!!
:woohoo:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:01 PM
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283. This is a wonderful day for Texas and the country.
Yep, the party of Moral Values, bwa-haha
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tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:03 PM
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286. YES YES YES YES YES YES!
JUSTICE, JUSTICE JUSTICE! The best news in month. After Bush, Delay is a prime juicy target. YES YES YES !

:toast: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :puffpiece: :grouphug: :pals: :hug: :applause: :popcorn: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:08 PM
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312. freepers are sad.
the first response from the freepers was: "F#@K"

Others

Ugh - that's awful
This is a pisser.

They're half angry, half demoralized!

YES!
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:04 PM
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287. Gott sei dank! Ein ma fr jeder!!
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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288. Gay Republican eyed to become House Majority Leader (Rep. David Dreier)

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Gay_Republican_eyed_to_be...

Gay Republican eyed to become House Majority Leader
John Byrne


AP is reporting that Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) is expected to at least temporarily succeed House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) as majority leader, following DeLay's indictment.

RAW STORY revealed Dreier was gay and lived with his chief of staff last year. LA Weekly then outed him, and he promptly disappeared from the television news show circuit. Our story, which originally ran Sept. 20, 2004, follows in full.

#
A Republican congressman from California who has repeatedly voted against gay rights measures is said to be gay himself, and at least three MediaNews Group newspapers are said to have instructed its reporters not to ask questions about the congressman's sexuality or how it relates to public policy.

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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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289. Remember him on Bill Maher's show?
He got into such a snit with Michael Moore and Kim Campbell, he bolted as soon as the show ended, not even sticking around to chat with everyone.

A really sissy thing to do.

He is SUCH a closet case. This should be interesting.

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bostonbabs Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:59 PM
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363. he was on the other night too
he had on an awful loud pinstriped suit with a red pinpoint tie...he looked like he was a cast member of "Guys and Dolls"....a "gangster doll" with his blond dyed "wind swept" hairdo and the audience booed him a bit...his ability to be on his toes in a debate is poor....maybe he's better on his toes in other venues......
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Riverman Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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290. Arnold's sidekick - Drier is Robin to Arnold's Batman! Now
Arnold wants to veto the Gay Mariage Bill in Collie Fournia! Guess Drier won't be able to make the ultimate commitment to his partner!
How sweet! The Republicans, the Self-Rightious Bible-Thumpers have a GAY Majority Leader of Congress! OMG!

Now watching CNN and GAY Scotty McClellan defending DeLay!

I didn't know the Login Cabin club had such influence in the Republican Power Structure. WOW - what do they know and do they have video?
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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294. Jeff Gannon should really be there to cover it.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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291. If you think Freepers' heads are exploding now...
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:23 PM by smoogatz
wait 'til they hear about Dreier. He can't hide from the national press corps the way he can from his local rags.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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292. Hehehe, and what about the "Christians?"
This ought to go over well when they realize he is gay.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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293. (Gaybashing) Gay Republican eyed to become House Majority Leader
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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295. He must be a risk to the WH at this point. So why Drier Now?
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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299. Maybe because he is from CA?
:shrug:
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:02 PM
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366. Calif is CRUCIAL to the '06 election balance, ALL congress runs every 2 yr
Drier Hasn't declared he'll run in '06, but his office says he probably will run for re-election.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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296. Tipping Point.... Tipping Point.... Tipping Point.....
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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297. This is HUGH!!
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