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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:33 AM
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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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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:34 AM
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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
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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
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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
Response to Reply #1
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
Response to Reply #1
490. yes! yes! yes!
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ender Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 AM
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #2
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
Response to Reply #6
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Original message
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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337. OMG
:rofl:
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:42 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Response to Reply #27
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
Response to Reply #41
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
Response to Reply #181
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
Response to Reply #233
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
Response to Reply #181
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
Response to Reply #370
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
Response to Reply #396
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
Response to Reply #411
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
Response to Reply #43
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
Response to Reply #43
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
Response to Reply #45
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
Response to Reply #56
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
Response to Reply #56
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
Response to Reply #59
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
Response to Reply #59
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
Response to Reply #61
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
Response to Reply #77
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
Response to Reply #416
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
Response to Reply #63
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
Response to Reply #71
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
Response to Reply #75
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
Response to Reply #90
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
Response to Reply #450
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
Response to Reply #505
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #82
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
Response to Reply #82
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #89
96. beautiful
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aintitfunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #92
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #95
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
Response to Reply #95
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
Response to Reply #133
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
Response to Reply #95
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
Response to Reply #232
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
Response to Reply #95
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
Response to Reply #99
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
Response to Reply #103
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
Response to Reply #106
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
Response to Reply #225
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
Response to Reply #99
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
Response to Reply #113
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
Response to Reply #326
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #104
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
Response to Reply #108
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
Response to Original message
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
Response to Reply #107
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
Response to Reply #110
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
Response to Reply #249
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
Response to Reply #114
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
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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
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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
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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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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:52 PM
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349. THis is HUGH!!!!11111
:woohoo:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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298. The Roy Cohn award winner?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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300. Ya'll are QUICK!
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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304. GREAT gif! Thanks for sharing. nt.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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301. Dreier is an Aunt Mary Repuke, isn't he?
Why do people vote against their own self-interests? Kind of like the Protest Whorriors - any young person voting for Bewsh is like Cattle for McDonalds.
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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302. Oh, the Freepers will love this.
We will hear the course of end-timers proclaiming that Armageddon is around the corner.
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TOOLZ Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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303. Is there a subculture of gay-bashing gays in power?
I mean, the Rove theories still fly, how Gannon never got more than disinvited from the annual Press Corps dinner is absurd, the head of the Repub party, Ken Mehlman, is gay, is this something that gets them off?

It doesn't have to be like the weird corss-dressing period gown scenes in JFK, but they gotta be having fun.
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tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:09 PM
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314. a gay guy leads the Republican majority? WHAT! ahahhaha!
Talk about sweet irony, my God

Oh does he work in mysterious ways!
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queerart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:11 PM
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315. Typical..........


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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:06 PM
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307. As Molly Ivins likes to observe, you have to work pretty hard to
break campaign finance laws in TX since there is really only one. No corporate cash. Looks like DeLay's little money laundering operation did not impress the grand jury.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:07 PM
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309. Is Jim Ellis related to the Bush-Ellis'?
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:07 PM
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311. ...And I'm proud to be an American!...
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :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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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:09 PM
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313. YES! YES! YES! YES!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 01:28 PM by HawkeyeX
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:11 PM
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317. Thank you Goddess! nt
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:11 PM
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318. Juanita has a .PDF copy of the indictment...
www.brazosriver.com/delayindictment.pdf

"I think there's petards and hoisting going on here."

www.brazosriver.com/index.html

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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:12 PM
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319. From Freeper Town
National Review Online ^ | 9/28/05 | Mark R. Levin
DELAY Here's my first take on this indictment (I've only read the indictment and nothing more for now): The indictment is three pages in length. Other than a statement that "one or more" of 3 individuals, including Tom DeLay, entered into an illegal conspiracy, I can't find a single sentence tying Tom DeLay to a crime. That is, there's not a single sentence tying DeLay to the contribution. The indictment describes the alleged conduct of two other individuals, but nothing about DeLay. You would think if Ronnie Earle had even a thin reed of testimony linking DeLay...


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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:37 PM
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338. Yeah.. they're taking everything out of context
Here's the REAL context of what DeLay was involved in (it's in page 3-4)

"The Grand Jury further present that, with the advice and consent of counsel, the defendant, Thomas Dale DeLay, did heretefore knowingly, and volunarily waive the application of Articles 12.01 and 12.03 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to the indictment present herein."

Basically he's circumventing the law on campaign finance reform. He's screwed fifty ways.






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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:12 PM
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321. The Hammer Gets Nailed!!
Hope they send him to a serious "pound him up the ass" prison.
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:14 PM
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324. CELEBRATION Finally, justice may be served on this group of thugs. (nt)
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RONSTOO Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:16 PM
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325. I just had an orgasm upon hearing this...
anyone got a cigarette?
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CitrusLib Donating Member (748 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:40 PM
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342. Me too!! Here you go.
:smoke:

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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:20 PM
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327. And loving it!!
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:22 PM
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328. Way too little, way too late
Excuse me if I don't get all the celebrations. Crooks of his ilk have stolen the country blind for decades and this fellow is just a little part of the whole. A little part the crooks will gladly shed if it means they will still be able to get more.

The only message this thing seems to be sending is if your one them crooks is you just have to be more careful. If the US had real congress of the people and was any kind of honorable institution they would have kicked this crook out long ago. One little victory does not win a war
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:25 PM
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329. Thank you, Lord! There is a GOD!!!
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:27 PM
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331. Happy Days are Here again
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Mister K Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:31 PM
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333. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
...and he came early this year. Let's see what other indictments he brings....
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:32 PM
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334. 1 count? That's it?
Wish it was more, but you can't look a gift horse in the mouth. :evilgrin:
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:33 PM
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335. I saw this on Yahoo and I KNEW DU would be at level 3!
Happy Dance, y'all!!
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:37 PM
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339. It's going to be a good day
yeeeehawwwwww!!!!!
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holboz Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:39 PM
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340. Punishable 8 mos - 2 yrs in jail and $10k fine!!!
At Texas press conference today.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:43 PM
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345. hope he gets it in the @ss
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:55 PM
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358. If * tries to pardon him, he should be toast! I don't think even
he and Rove will have the guts to try that - talk about an uprising in the country if he should try!!!!!
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:42 PM
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343. WOW !!!
:wow: :bounce: buh-bye Bug-Man :evilgrin:
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:42 PM
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344. As the shaking House of Cards
begins to fall! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Today they nailed the Hammer, tomorrow *!!!!!

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:43 PM
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346. Hooray!!!!!!
It is about time! These corrupt Republican thugs aren't invulnerable after all.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:50 PM
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348. Glory glory hallelujah!
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:53 PM
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352. OH, FUCKING-A, YES!!!! THIS IS A GRRRRRRREAT DAY!!!!
Fuck you, bug man!! fuck you hard!! Hope you do some jail time, you motherfucking, cocksucking bastard asshole shithead!! Go back to killing bugs, you worthless piece of shit! that is, of course, after you have done your PRISON TIME!!!

Fuck you, Tom DeLay, rot in Hell you fucking bastard!!!
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:53 PM
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353. Great news! Rove next? Then Frist? - n/t
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:54 PM
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354. yahoo!
:toast:

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The Minus World Donating Member (634 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:54 PM
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355. The Hammer hath Fallen
To a people starved of justice, this small morsel feels like a banquet of vindication.
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flying_wahini Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:54 PM
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356. ooh baby
of course the Rep. are saying it's all political...
OF COURSE IT IS, A HOLE........
Delay is saying "blatant political reckless charge"
"weak and baseless charge,,,, shame" a charge that cannot
hold up" "personal revenge" "a new FAIR constitutional map
was drawn"
LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:54 PM
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357. DeLay press conference --- OUTRAGEOUS
Stated outright that Ronnie Earle is ABUSING his office by bringing this indictment. Has also called Earle a rogue and a zealot.

SHAMELESS. There is NOTHING these guys won't say.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:01 PM
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364. Isn't it ironic that all the name calling they do......
sounds like they are not talking about anyone but THEMSELVES? Stupid bastards. They don't deserve all the power they have. I hope they lose it ALL!!!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:56 PM
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359. I KNEW when I saw the article on MSNBC that when I came here to
celebrate the site would be 'experiencing high levels' of traffic.

The only thing that made me go hmmmm is that he's being indicted on only one count. There are just so many scams and schemes that I would think they could hang this guy on that one seems pretty negligible to me.

But believe me, this is great. I'll take any indictment and be happy about it.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:57 PM
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361. We are witnessing the repuke party implode right before our eyes!!!
JAIL EVERY ONE OF THOSE CRIMINAL SLIME BALLS!Now is the time to out that gay bashing hypocrite (homosexual) David Drier. To condemn others for the SAME THING HE IS DOING is the most hypocritical bunch of crap I've ever seen.OUT THAT BASTARD. Let the American people know they are NOT the ownership of ethics.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:54 PM
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403. Here in LA,CA--GAYS ARE READY TO OUT HYPOCRITE DRIER
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:28 PM
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447. I thought they did that
a year ago. Shit--they shouldn't have waited!
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:58 PM
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362. Yeeeeee-haw!
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lakercub Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:04 PM
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368. This is great...
but I want Bush...I want him more than anyone else. That smug corrupt piece of crap. Delay was actually second on my list behind Bush. My list is as follows:

1. Bush
2. Delay
3. Rove
4. Cheney
5. Frist
6. Rice
7. Wolfowitz
8. Hastert
9. Musgrave
10. Card

and for those not actually in the government:

1. Dobson
2. Robertson
3. Hannity
4. Limbaugh
5. Falwell
6. Savage
7. Hewitt
8. Bush Sr. (dried up old man, but I still want his ass taken down for Reagan's crimes)

Is it too much to ask to get all of them :)
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Autonomy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:16 PM
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376. What about Negroponte and those guys?
Let's just clean house while we're at it. :7
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lakercub Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:31 PM
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386. OOOOO good one.
Keep 'em comin' I'll add them to my dartboard. I wonder if I still have a picture of Reagan on my dartboard?
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Chimpeach Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:47 PM
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395. Don't forget that piece of shit.......
O'Reilly
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lakercub Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:06 PM
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408. I also forgot
Coulter and Ingraham...especially Coulter
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:29 PM
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460. Novak. Don't forget that peice of crap when taking out the garbage
:evilgrin:
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crankybubba Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:10 PM
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369. nelson from the simpsons
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:10 PM by crankybubba
quote


"ha, ha." ( :))
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:11 PM
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371. YES! Goddess bless you, Ronnie Earle!
:toast:
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Autonomy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:12 PM
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373. I just wanna add my voice to the overwhelming chorus
HOORAH! :woohoo:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:12 PM
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374. YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW! This just made my day!

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aresef Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:12 PM
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375. HALLELUJAH!
Cockroach, meet foot.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:21 PM
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380. Yeah baby!!!
Let indictments reign! :bounce:
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NoShelter Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:22 PM
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381. Hell yes
I belive the only phrase that sums it up for me is: Victa Roma, motherfuckers.

Let's all bid farewell to The Hammer.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:27 PM
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382. Now on to Frist!! And the rest of the bastards! All the way tto BUSHCO!
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:27 PM
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383. Wont you all join me in a laugh
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Whew that felt good!
Next up is Mr.Rove!
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:53 PM
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401. Margaritas for EVERYONE!!!
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:08 PM
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409. Pitchers all round!
Here's mud in yer eye!
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:09 PM
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412. Hahahaha!
It's about time. Woo-hoo! :toast:
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emrenz Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:29 PM
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385. Trifecta.
First DeLay, 2nd will be Frist and then, dare I say it...ROVE!!! We'll have hit the trifecta! It's finally all beginning to unravel.
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:32 PM
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387. Its amazing how the media try to paint it as political payback
and Delay being a victim. They dont seem to want to acknowledge Delays a crook and he broke the law flat out. The indictment clearly lays out what has been done and I have a feeling when these other two are found guilty we will hear a lot more about Delays involvement. Why else would he step down unless he knows theres more to come? One things for sure the Republican party has looked more and more like the bunch of corrupt idiots that they truly are as this year has progressed. I'm beginning to think the Democratic strategy of letting them hang themselves is working.
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lakercub Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:38 PM
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390. Agreed
In fact, the idea that it has taken this long to get even one indictment is unbelievable. The media is a big reason why. If it isn't about sex, they just don't seem to care. Oh, they'll cover a financial scandal for a little while, but it seems to be real hard to get them to stay on those types of scandals for any length of time. Never mind that republican financial scandals are faaaaaar more damaging to this country than rogue blow-jobs, etc.

This ass has been so obviously corrupt for so long that he should have been imprisoned years ago.
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:36 PM
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389. I'm dancing a jig!
And I don't even know how!!!

:)


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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:45 PM
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393. GOP is a party of criminals n/t
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boddhi Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:45 PM
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394. things are beginning...
...to unravel

house of cards beginning to tumble

delicious
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:48 PM
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:01 PM
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407. Scotty! My dear man? (flipping open comm device and adjusting settings)
ONE to beam down please?

Please recall that there is IMO little to NOTHING HONORABLE about this insecticide infested former bug killer. Don't you remember that "his clutch" of cronies almost CHANGED the *house rules* to accommodate this evil and smarmy republican leader we know as "The Hammer." :puke:

I would bet money there are a number of representatives IN his own party who are preparing to dance in the streets? As the "worm turns" Delay will not get the attention of the House Janitors much less anyone of importance within his own party. He's blackmailed far too many of "his own" to have not made some powerful enemies over the years.

The sharks are a-circling and some of the most vicious ones are Republicans who Delay has back-stabbed in the past.

You know what they say about payback?

And as my favorite pledge Flounder (from the flick "Animal House") would exclaim, THIS IS GOOD!
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wishlist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:12 PM
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414. There is no honor among thieves. This is just the tip of the iceberg
This indictment is just one of many shady deals orchestrated by Delay and other leading Republicans. There is a house of cards ready to fall related to Abramoff and his unethical activities involving a whole network of Republicans including both Delay and Rove.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:32 PM
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:36 PM
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433. Nope, how 'bout we attribute it to your M.O.
Sometimes this is just too easy. :P
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:18 PM
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419. Delay is not doing the "honorable" thing ...
He's doing the required thing.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:30 PM
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:14 PM
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456. Making a virtue of necessity - The Republican ideal
Bush manages to show up in New York three days after 9/11, and these dimbulbs imagine it as the "bullhorn moment." Ridiculous. They take the necessary, and pretend it's some great virtue. Piddling little fuckers.
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:22 PM
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422. Curtis LeMay, are you related to the former General of the same name
who was serving within SAC (Strategic Air Command)? :smoke:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Curtis_LeMay
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:33 PM
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432. Only one person in the Clinton adminstration was ever indicted.

Since when is the government of China part of the Democratic party? And what do you mean by that crack about Chinese lobbyists not being Americans. You act as though it is somehow wrong that the Chinese lobbyists should be ... Chinese.

It is actually worse than you think. Did you know, for instance, that the Chinese ambassador to the United States is also a foreign national? I kid you not. He is Chinese too. Amazing. You would think that if they are going to employ people in the our country representing their interests they would have the decency to employ Americans.

At least you will be happy to know that the president of the China-American Business Chamber of Commerce is an American. His name is Bush, brother to the former US president and uncle of the current.
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Cary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:38 PM
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434. Do you have a point?
Have you been asleep for the past 5 years or what? What does one thing have to do with other?

Answer: nothing.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:52 PM
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400. GOP TITANIC IS GOING DOWN!!! O HAPPY DAY!!!!
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:54 PM
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405. The grand jury indictment
In the last sentence, please note only two names mentioned. Will this be a 'technicality'? as Tom's name isn't there?
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:09 PM
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413. contemptuous, corrupt, criminal
lather, rinse, repeat
and repeat, and repeat and ...

until they all go down.
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HillDem Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:19 PM
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420. Karma's a bitch, aint it tommy boy?
This has really made my week.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:20 PM
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421. Finally there's some movement somewhere! n/t
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:30 PM
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428. I'm hard right now.
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SodoffBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:32 PM
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430. DeLay will be employed again, one day
hotwiring cars and the like.

Delay is a real trash act.
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:52 PM
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440. Naaah...
There will always be cockroaches for him to exterminate!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:40 PM
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435. Holy smokes - so many new postsers here - WELCOME TO YOU ALL!!!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 03:41 PM by calimary
What a great day to join us in celebrating! Glad you're here!!!

Yes, I know, I know, it's just an indictment. A single indictment. And there's a lot more that still has to happen. He's down but not out yet. And I suppose he's got enough strings to pull that he might wriggle out of this. Even so, it'll still leave him as seriously damaged goods. That will always be on his resume. On his obit, it'll be there prominently, regardless what happens.

It's enough just to know he has this mark on his record now. That's what he was likely celebrating when the articles of impeachment went through against Clinton. So, how's it feel now, asshole? Have a little taste of it YOURSELF, then, 'eh?

Welcome to EVERYONE on here who's new or newly-posting. Great to have you here to share such an exhilarating day!

Wow - just added my recommendation - 58 now! That's a LOT!
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DrCorday Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:40 PM
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436. Update from FreeRepublic.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 03:47 PM by DrCorday
The Wall St Journal reporter on CNBC this morning was right: "Republicans, right now, are in a fetal position." I just took a quick scan of the Freeper thread and panic was the clearest emotion. More recent posts are beginning to focus in on this "the indictment is political" spin. But it was fun to see the Freepers so hopeless for some good time there.

Be careful. Although Freepers seem hamstrung right now, and we're breaking out the champagne, we must remember: DeLay is a very smart, and very capable political operative. He will make every attempt to dodge, smear, and scam his way out of this. It is even possible he will succeed. The guy is totally wrong about every policy decision he's ever been a part of, he is very good at what he does. And what he does is playing politics.

Keep it on point: This is the latest chapter of the Republican's long history of a culture of corruption. It is clear they cannot be trusted with the important decisions that affect the fate and well-being of the American people. This is rapidly becoming more clear to the public, and it's time Republicans be held accountable and be made responsible for their ethical failures.
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:48 PM
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438. That's fully understood Doc ... easy does it ...
:patriot: Yes, we need to tread lightly and NOT allow the corporate whores in the media to CONTROL all the messages. I don't know how we'll do that, but the corruption is so pervasive that it can't be ignored by the media "obsessing" on any more missing white women. I hope. ;)
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footinmouth Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:43 PM
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437. I'm doing the happy dance
I was in my car on my lunch hour when I heard the news. I just about jumped through my sunroof with joy. We're probably not going to get him, but the indictment just makes me weep for joy. This one's all about money & power. You can bet if it was about sex or an ethnic slur, his own party would run him out of town on a rail.
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:52 PM
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439. This gives me a bit of hope!!! My day sure looks better.
Thank you Goddess.
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zonkra Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:58 PM
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442. They're were talking about replacing the Insectoid with Dave Dreier...
... but now they're saying he "has baggage" with the "conservatives' of his own party. This is shorthand for Dave's as gay as Ken Mehlman and Karl Rove(erer). Where the hell is Gannon/Guckert now that they need stud muffins in the press corps to cover the asses (no pun intended) of the RepubliKuKluxKlan Party?
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:02 PM
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443. Owwwww! Damn. I just wrenched my back high-fiving myself.
But it was worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eagle_Eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:21 PM
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445. A little less corruption in elections; a few more Democrats elected
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:27 PM
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446. David Dreier
is as big an asshole as Delay. The only thing is that his district is a lot smaller, as far as I know. Lived with Dreier as my rep for 15 years. HATE THE BASTARD.
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:19 PM
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479. Rumor is he's gay. Will Repubs rank and file stand for it? n/t
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:41 PM
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501. Apparently Drier's "baggage" is that he's pro-choice...
Can't have that...
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:09 PM
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526. It's not a rumor
from what I hear. And a group in L.A. said they were going to out him 6 or 8 months ago.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:38 PM
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448. This is Great News folks.
Frist is next.
Then Rove from Fitzgerald's indictments.
You know the rest of the pukes are squirming right now.
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Bob K Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:43 PM
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449. Let Christmas come early.......
......without Delay! YA-Hootie! :kick:
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W2Hague Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:59 PM
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451. In celebration!!!
Now that the evil fucker has been officially indicted on conspiracy charges in Texas, I have created a special Flash Animation Tribute in celebration.

For any of y'all interested, the animation can be viewed at

_______________http://www.bruindesign.com________________________


I hope y'all find this as amusing as I did creating it!



Peace
D.L. Bruin
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:01 PM
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452. Woohoo!!!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:14 PM by Scooter24
:woohoo:

Hope he enjoys his jail cell :)

Though my gut tells me that the charge will end up being dismissed :(
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:07 PM
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453. HAHAHA!!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Oh, wait.
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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nvliberal Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:10 PM
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454. One down, two to go
in my trifecta (DeLay, Rove, and Norquist).
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kilaana Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:11 PM
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455. Huh?
Just who is this Tom Delay person you all are talking about, and what did he do?





( Just kiddin... )


WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Yippe dippee hip hip hooray!!
Happy happy happy....

:woohoo: :woohoo: :toast:
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:13 PM
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477. self edit
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:24 PM by blackops
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Freedomfried Donating Member (684 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:38 PM
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462. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL !?!?!?!?!!!!!!!
YEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAA!

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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:43 PM
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464. Are we allowed to do our Happy Dance now???
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:48 PM by mcscajun
Please?

I really need a Happy Dance. :)



(couldn't wait)
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volitionx Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:53 PM
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469. ABOUT FUCKING TIME!
Finally, DeLay was indicted with something, that lying, corrupt-as-hell piece of fascist shit.

HOWEVER...

Do you ACTUALLY think he'll be convicted?

I SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY doubt he'll do ANY time.

He'll probably get the Medal of Freedom from Bush, who says he still considers DeLay to be a friend who has done great things for this country.

But just an indictment alone makes me pretty damn happy at this point. They should ALL be in PRISON getting the shit beat out of them, 24/7, for the REST OF THEIR FUCKING, FASCIST LIVES.

But at least DeLay is a start...

:nopity:
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:04 PM
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473. Just getting home from work, was there a handcuffed "perp walk"?
God I hope so. Can't we see him at his arraignment in an orange jumpsuit, too?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:05 PM
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474. Adding MY HEARTFELT GLEE!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Yes Tom, your shit DOES STINK!
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Fla4kerry Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:33 PM
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486. 3 More to go
Rove, Frist,Santorum....
Oh I hope Fitzgerald's Grand jury winds up in next 2 weeks..
In order to take the heat off his friend ..Bush's photo-op coming VERY soon with next Sup. Court Justice.Oh and of course at 9pm on all channels. What to bet?

Organize NOW. :popcorn:
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:10 PM
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475. The culture of money and corruption, is coming to an end!
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V Lee Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:11 PM
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476. So long, scumbag.
A while ago I started compiling news items about DeLay and it's amazing that one man could do so much crap. It's like every single cell in his body is corrupt.

How could anyone elect a man like to represent them? Who were the other choices? Jeffrey Dahmer? Dennis Rader (BTK killer)?

>> Whats on Bills mind? Political commentary with attitude and more at http://www.BillsBrain.com
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volitionx Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:24 PM
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481. Da Bug Man On Tha Outs
DeLay be buggin' now, yo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:24 PM
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482. OK, I'm happy.
He may not be convicted. But this banana republican is history. And the jury has a straight line that goes right to GUILTY. So, it's time to jump up and dance!

I don't get excited easily anymore. Looks like the times are changin'.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:25 PM
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483. Could Things Really Be Changing?
I feel today is the day that I finally break out of lurk mode and make my first post. I have been following the discussions on DU for months now, absorbing all that I can. This has, of course, removed the blissful ignorance that most Americans live under. ("You can take the red pill, or you can take the blue pill...") I am all too aware now of just how corrupt, deceitful, divisive, greedy, and plain EVIL this administration is. Back in the day, I had hoped to pull the covers over my head when the SCOTUS "elected" Chimpy. Four years and he would be done. Then 9/11 happened/"happened", and the MSM made him a hero. Then came the Iraq invasion, (What, what, WHAT?!?!?) and the '04 "election". (There is no God.) There seemed to be no end. My girlfriend refuses to discuss politics with me because it depresses her so much. At times, the exploits of bush, cheney, rove, rice, rumsfeld, delay, frist, hastert, et al. were almost too much to bear. It was so obvious they were lying, cheating, stealing, etc. and GETTING AWAY WITH IT. But in light of recent events (and light is the appropriate term, exposing these bastards for what they are), I am allowing myself to have the luxury of hope. Luxury because the possibility of heartbreak is high, and the disappointment will be great. But I think, I hope, that things are changing. I really do. The bush administration has taken so much from us already, I will not allow them to take my hope. I will not.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:45 PM
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503. (Late) Welcome to DU!
It's alright to have hope, even under this misadministration... :hi:
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:53 PM
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504. A Great Big Welcome to DU Blackops!
:hug:
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:35 PM
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507. Thanks for breaking your vow of silence, blackops!
Glad to have your voice...

Now we're bitchin in harmony!
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txb Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:44 AM
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537. karma - hope - pride - cockroach motels et. al.

i'll add my voice to the other 'lurkers' on this most bountiful of news days!! i understand those who plead for the celebrants here to remain level-headed...certainly is sound advice.

but for SO many of us, who on most days can no longer recognize the country we knew in our youth, who cannot stomach even the benign weather updates on the news broadcasts or even the living section of the daily papers due to the stench of rot that has fouled the entire media mechanism......we need a bit of a whoo-hoo. a soul-slap IS IN ORDER.

i live on the pacific coast, but just returned from a TX vacation and am taking particular pride in the fact that the state that SO MANY have vilified over the last number of years is the same state that has risen up and reclaimed the RIGHTEOUS HAMMER that hurtled through the late summer sunshine to deliver an ominous warning to the traitors.....and a much needed wind of restitution to so many of us on the sidelines of this seemingly lawless game.

it is better to be the hammer than the nail, indeed.
however the power of the hammer comes with commensurate duty of responsibility, honor, & righteousness. anyone foolish to lose sight of THAT truth whilst drunk with the 'hammer of the gods' only has to look into the lonely, vapid, & dejected eyes of Delay to begin to trace back through history all those who have forsaken the responsibility clause of the mighty hammer of power & influence.

a broken tool is worthless whether it is a shattered hammer or a flimsy, rusted, & bent nail..... such items bear no resemblance to the modest staples, tacks, glue, & primer who righteously answered the call to build something larger than the sum of the materials.

a weakness in our house has been exposed.
yet the house is stronger & more sturdy today because of it.

celebrate with a staple, dream of wielding the hammer, but remember GRATITUDE for our opportunity to take part in community first and foremost.

we're working on a building after all, a holy-ghost building--- do what is necessary to ready oneself for your role in it's construction.

....and if that involves photo shopping Delay with sadistic troopers, horny rhinos, or hard-worn drag queens.....so be it.

so many paths, so many patriots, ONE COMMON GOAL....

thanks to all you "regular DU" folk for all your energy & light which i can assure you have charged up my battries on numerous occassions.

peace, love, & revolution!!

workin' on a buildin'
workin' on a buildin'
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hraka Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:27 PM
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485. YAAAAHOOOOOO!! THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS!!!
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:42 PM
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489. Is there enough of Old America left to remove these Bush Vampires
from our collective necks?

Stay tuned...

Hope is nice, seeing at least some tiny bits of the Old American Republic alive and functioning, is nice, too.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:44 PM
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491. The Freeptards are in mourning :(
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:46 PM by NeoConsSuck
Hey pukes, what happened to your 'VALUES' party? LOL!!!

Go back to your swamp, Freeptards!
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Fla4kerry Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:51 PM
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492. Welcome New DU'ers.
Nice to see soooooooo many people around and talking.
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:53 PM
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493. hell yeah!!
The only sad thing here is that it wasn't a capital crime he was indicted for.

I'll take what I can get, but after all the evil this man has spread and all the harm he has done - there is no punishment that will be sufficient.

Let's hope the indictment turns into a conviction, and that the conviction turns into a jail term, and that the jail term finds good old Tom as the love slave to some of his fellow inmates.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:54 PM
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494. DU the poll......
http://www.cnn.com /

Should he resign......
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namvet73 Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:00 PM
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495. YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!! n/t
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:02 PM
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496. Time for a frosty celebration beverage~ mmmmmmm n/t
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:10 PM
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497. Cue The Music
Cue the Six Flags music, and I'm bouncing around like the creepy old guy in the commercials! Exterminated like a bug!

:applause: :bounce: :toast:
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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499. WP: DeLay Must Appear in Austin on Charge
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

AUSTIN, Texas -- The next step in the criminal proceedings against Republican leader Tom DeLay is a trip to Austin to be fingerprinted and photographed.

--snip

DeLay's attorneys were working out the details of when the 11-term congressman would return to Texas in hopes of saving him from further embarrassment, they said.

"What we're trying to avoid is Ronnie Earle having him taken down in handcuffs, and fingerprinted and photographed. That's uncalled for and I don't think that's going to happen," said Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's attorney.

Earle, the Travis County district attorney, said it is up to the court to decide how DeLay would be arraigned.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:44 PM
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502. .
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Ok got that out
He'll never see jail though. Some technicality or something.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:38 PM
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508. DROPPING LIKE FLIES!
Just had another glass