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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 07:13 PM
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Congressman’s 3 grandkids reported missing
Source: Associated Press

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. - Authorities were investigating the disappearance Monday of three grandchildren of Southern California Rep. Gary Miller.

The children were reported missing at about 1:30 p.m. Monday from their Diamond Bar residence east of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

Investigators were looking into whether the children were taken by their “non-custodial mother,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Aura Sierra, referring to a parent without custody rights.

Miller represents the 42nd Congressional District, which includes the communities of Diamond Bar, Brea, Chino and Chino Hills.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21893394/?GT1=10547
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 07:26 PM
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1. Cynicism time: What side is Miller on?
In all likelihood, it's just a case of "mother takes kids." On the other hand...
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 07:40 PM
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2. Republican
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 08:10 PM
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3. With something like this, is that REALLY important?
:shrug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 08:14 PM
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4. No it's not
This is very sad. I hope they find the kids soon.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 08:33 PM
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5. You can mention he's a rep and who he reps but not if D or R? It's
just part of the profile and not anymore important than mentioning that he's a representative in the House. But if suddenly a whole lot of House Dems got involved rather than repubs it would change the explanation. It's just part of reporting. Of course it's not important as far as the situation goes but definitely a point of interest
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 08:39 PM
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6. I don't give a damn if he's an Outer Mongolian.
His GRANDCHILDREN are missing. Put down the politics and pick up the compassion.
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:35 PM
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7. amen
eom
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 03:56 PM
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12. I am compassionate.
I hope the children are found and safely returned.

I'm just a smidge paranoid.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 05:15 PM
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14. Conceivably.
Tinfoil hat (not advocating, just an example): If he was a Dem who was pressing for investigations of the WH, this might be retaliation. We all wonder what BushCo is holding over the heads of Pelosi, et.al. -- this might, then, be corroborating evidence. And in that case it certainly would be significant.

Anyway, since he's a republican, that theory goes nowhere. But it wasn't silly to ask.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 12:30 AM
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10. it's never "just a case" of anything
this woman didn't bring back the kids to where she was supposed to

if it wouldn't screw up the kids, I'd say slap her ass in jail


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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 12:36 AM
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11. We do not know the facts of this case.
so we do not know whether the representative used his power to deny the mother her rights or whether she was denied them for just cause. We do not know whether the dad is a good guy or an a-h**e. We just do not know. Nor do we need to. Kids now safe.
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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:07 PM
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8. Why is this LBN?
The kids are safe, you'll find if you click through the link. This was a non-custodial-parent issue.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:59 PM
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9. and that is the very reason they don't mention he is a "family values" republican /nt
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 03:58 PM
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13. The data in the link changed.
Nobody was quite sure, initially. And that's why it's news.
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