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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 02:39 PM
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GOP Senator Calls Cops on 9/11 Responders
Source: New York Daily News

GOP Senator Calls Cops on 9/11 Responders

By Michael McAuliff

Republican senators were so worried about meeting with 9/11 responders who came to Washington today that at least one called the cops on them, the Daily News has learned.

Even before the nine responders had a chance to start visiting senators offices - where they intended to stay until meeting with legislators - they were greeted by Capitol Police, who had been called by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.).

Collins apparently reacted to a story in todays News which quoted a letter to senators from 9/11 advocate John Feal warning that he and others planned to sit in offices until they got meetings - or the police made them leave.

Collins is among the senators the 9/11 community hopes will come over to their side, but her call to authorities left them wondering if they could succeed.




Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/2010/12/gop-senator...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 02:41 PM
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1. Very admirable, Ms Collins.
Both Sen Collins and Sen Stowe need to be ignored from now on. They are not to be counted on for anything but repuke ass-kissing.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:05 PM
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5. She is "working" with Lieberman on the DADT Repeal bill. If it fails, she could be the
inside "plant" to mess it up. I don't trust her.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:18 PM
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7. Well placed mis-trust.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 02:43 PM
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2. Please eject Collins from the Senate for utter stupidity.
Thanks!
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 02:56 PM
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3. Riff-raff not allowed
in the hallowed halls of congress. The party of the elites are calling the shots now and the government is there to serve their own.
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Creative Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:02 PM
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4. Once, I made the mistake of getting in an elevator that I was for "members only."
I hate to so say it, but one of the other passengers was Barney Frank, and he let me know that I was unwelcome.

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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:49 PM
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16. Yikes - that is a disappointment
guess the sense of entitlement is contagious among the members.
Really sorry to hear that about Barney Frank.
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Creative Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:55 PM
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18. You are right about that. But at least it wasn't a Republican, so I wasn't led away in cuffs.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 06:02 PM
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19. LOL! n/t
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:10 PM
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6. That would make a good dem campaign commercial...
if there was video tape of Collins making the call...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:20 PM
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8. Outrage-a-liscious.
I support the sentiment but the NYDN goes down hard.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:27 PM
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9. OMG!!!......The Repugs are getting nervous..Too bad!!
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:42 PM
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10. congress people sure get afraid when you start calling them on their shit and lies
perhaps that is what we need to do more of

a 5 million person march on DC
they would sit up and listen then
boner would cry
and the rest would soil themselves
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:48 PM
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11. What exactly were they so afraid of?
Actually being told the truth?

:wtf:
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:13 PM
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12. coward
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:20 PM
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13. what is the GOP trying to hide?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:25 PM
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14. What a Classy Congress America has. Asswipes. nt
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:27 PM
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15. If the Grand No Party ever again uses 9/11 to flaunt their supposed patriotism,
it needs to be drummed out of existence.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:50 PM
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17. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, kpete.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:25 AM
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20. GOP Senator Calls Cops on 9/11 Responders
Source: NY Daily News

Republican senators were so worried about meeting with 9/11 responders who came to Washington today that at least one called the cops on them, the Daily News has learned.

Even before the nine responders had a chance to start visiting senators offices - where they intended to stay until meeting with legislators - they were greeted by Capitol Police, who had been called by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.).

Collins apparently reacted to a story in todays News which quoted a letter to senators from 9/11 advocate John Feal warning that he and others planned to sit in offices until they got meetings - or the police made them leave.

Collins is among the senators the 9/11 community hopes will come over to their side, but her call to authorities left them wondering if they could succeed.

Im deeply disappointed in Sen. Collins for calling the Capitol Police, but they welcomed us with open arms, said Feal, although he wound up with a police escort for the first stops on his visit.

Im more disappointed that Susan Collins is hiding behind ideology, and now the police, to stop from helping us, Feal said. And the people she called to stop us, are just like us. Its a little ironic.




Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/2010/12/gop-senator...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:26 AM
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21. In the best Republican voice
you are not deserving of this help... you are not rich.

Sadly that is the ideology, the new religion, we are dealing with.

Ok it is not new, but ... this is the love of Mammon that's taken over DC.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:26 AM
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22. and the "liberal media" is quiet again n/t
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:26 AM
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23. One of the witches of Maine.
People keep telling me how reasonable and approachable those women are.

Maine's shame.
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indypaul Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:45 AM
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24. No pitch-forks ------------------YET n/t
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:00 PM
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25. what cowards. apparently the responders are NOT in their constituencies
That is so messed up calling police to make people desperate for government aid just scram. Remind me again why people vote for those pigs?
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:09 PM
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26. The Republicans are OFFICIALLY SCUMBAGS ... FOREVER ... NO REDEMPTION nt
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