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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 AM
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Delay has been indicted!!! MSNBC now
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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1. Details, please give us cube rats details!!
:bounce: :bounce:

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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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10. YAY!!! my god this is wonderful!!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM by Melodybe
Dick, Rove, and Bolten next please!
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
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11. From my understanding 1 criminal count of conspiracy
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM by Carni
Of course the MORONS on CNN are basically spinning this like it's ludicrous and will be dismissed.

Ah ha ha now Jeffrey Toobin is saying it is *immensely serious*

Next step arraignment
then pre-trial
then trial date set

He will have to step down as majority leader until this is resolved...could take a year
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 AM
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27. Thanks for the update.
This couldn't happen to a more deserving asshat! :woohoo:

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YouthInAsia Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:01 PM
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51. sweet jesus.....Frist will be next. Let the collapse begin~~!
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:17 PM
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57. Those two should be incarcerated just based on their hairdos
Never mind their actual crimes...get those fugly men off of the streets! LOL
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 AM
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48. AP article
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/ap_on_go_co/delay_i...

DeLay Indicted in Campaign Finance Probe By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press Writer
1 minute ago

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.

GOP congressional officials said the plan was for DeLay to temporarily relinquish his leadership post and Speaker Dennis Hastert will recommend that Rep. David Dreier (news, bio, voting record) of California step into those duties.

continued at above link
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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2. HOLY COW!
Details?
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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3. Next Frist and then Bush/Cheney. Oh well, I can dream, can't I? n/t
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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4. And Frist may be next?
According to Joe Madison, on MSNBC..
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 AM
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25. Ooo that would be nice!
The timing of his whole ordeal (Frist) is definitley suspecious. Isn't it nice? I like to think of this whole ordeal of both God and karma working out. :)
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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5. You should hear how Limbecile's rat faced girlfriend is spinning it
Listening to CNN now and all they have said is how Delay's attys are Democrats--they are basically spewing bullshit (as usual)
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 AM
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42. Faux News tried to pass it off as a minor deal...
it was "only" the state legislature, after all.

One of their panelists screwed them though, pointing out that by fixing the legislative races, Delay changed the way Congressional Districts were apportioned, which led directly to the GOP gain of 5 seats.

They also were ecstatic about the possibility of David Drier being the new (temporary) Majority Leader: he's so photogenic!

(cut to shot of Jon Stewart rubbing his eyes in astonishment)
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:54 AM
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45. I just heard that and isn't Drier rumored to be gay?
Or was that just a joke? I recall reading speculation about him
(I think)
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:03 PM
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52. Yes. David Drier is gay.
I don't know if it's true, but if this Administration has taught us anything, it's that if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes true.

It also isn't a lie if you believe it is true.

Thus: I believe David Drier is gay. It is not a lie. If I keep saying he is, then it is true.

:sarcasm:
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 PM
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53. Gotcha--Drier is most assuredly gay then!
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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6. Punishable by 3-5 yrs. prison time.
Didn't catch the charge.
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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35. OMG - This would be a dream (one of them) come true!
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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7. Corporate Media Is Scrambling...LOL
What a nice present to have for the weekend. Looks like that Grand Jury smells some conspiracy. Let the games begin.

Already the spin is out there...Mrs. Limbaugh on CNN saying how Earle is a Democrat and how this is "just politics". I guess some fine folks in Dallas sitting on a grand jury don't quite agree.

:popcorn:
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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21. Mrs. Limbaugh...Ha,Ha .Ha
He probably won't get anything but probation.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:15 PM
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54. Probation Means Conviction...That Works For Me...Welcome To DU
...for now. :rofl:

Even a plea bargain will be an admission of guilt and cut the bug man's influence down quite a bit.

Right now he'll still control the party...just like the mafia don does from behind bars...through his proxies. But should he get nailed...he's political dead meat and so is anyone else tainted by his connections and money.

This indictment is striking like a major hurricane has hit both the Repugnican caucus and K Street. While they say "I think this is a partisan witch hunt"...they also wondering "I wonder what this Earle guy has on me..."

:popcorn:

Welcome To DU!!

:hi:
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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23. Not too long ago PBS had a special on DeLay and his corrupt TRMPAC
I think it was on NOW with Bill Moyers. Probably...six months ago or so.

Ronnie Earl is NOT partisan. They only claim that because it's DeLay's most common excuse: "Oh pity me, the partisan Democrats are just trying to do dirty politics on me." As if he never doled out dirty politics in his life? He is the epitome of it.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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8. Indicted on one count of consipiracy!
This is gonna be interesting! Will Delay step down or fight to stay?
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 AM
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9. About time!!!!
Knew this day was coming for months but this is pretty sweet.

Bye Bye criminal #234.

Plenty more GOP criminals to go...
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
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12. Delay will have to "temporarily" step down
now that he has been officially indicted.

I''m not usually prone to oververt smilie emotion, but....

: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:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
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17. Is a temporary step down what has to happen?
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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22. Just as house leader he can remain in congress
But yes, he supposedly has to step down as leader until this is resolved
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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24. Any chance that someone will take his place "temporarily"
who will restore a little sanity? Maybe one of those who want to distance themselves from *? How about Chris Shays--he appears hungry.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
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37. Oh PUKE! David Drier to take his place GAG !
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 AM
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40. Means we'll be seeing a lot more of that smarmy little
bastard on the teevee. He is just so .... eeeewwwwwww!!! icky!!!
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:40 AM
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13. Hoochie MAMA!!
YESSSSSSSSS!!

YEEHAW!!!!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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14. Party!
:beer: :bounce: :kick: :evilgrin:
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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15. Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahhahaha!
One count of criminal conspiracy by a TX grand jury.

Hahahahahahahahahaahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Have fun, Fucker! :hi:

(Phew. I needed some good news today).
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:41 AM
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16. Pundit on MSNBC just basically called him a "bought man".
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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31. I am switching to msnbc now -- CNN is intolerable as usual
To hear them you would think he just received a parking ticket and is wholly innocent.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
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18. We are watching Republican Moribund! Soak in it! :)
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RSchewe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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19. Wow... n/t
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 AM
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20. Limbaugh's lady ( am being circumspect, lol) is trying to underplay
this, Rush must be instant messaging her like crazy to give her talking points, roflmao!
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
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38. She looks unhappy about the news.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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50. Quote a Rethug saying it's a "stinking" indictment and she says....
"AND YET, he's going to step down" blah blah as per the GOP rules...

AND YET.....FUCK HER
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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41. I heard her--and it's a good thing I am not a gun owner
Or I would have shot out my TV
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 AM
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26. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
There is some justice left in the world.

I just called a freeperish relative to see if they had heard the news (another person in the house being very politically astute, though more conservative than I) - unfortunately, I only got to talk to the freeper, but the freeper said: 'You shouldn't be so excited, someone on your side could be next.' ?!

I just replied, 'Well, if they've done something they could be indicted for.....'

Muhahahahahahaha

:nuke:
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mshasta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 AM
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28. oh shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but how many months...? two
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 AM
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29. HAPPY DANCE!!! nt
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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30. Wow!
That warms the cockles of my heart.

:wow: :woohoo:
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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32. He's another drunk..
Look at his eyes
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jim3775 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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33. Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
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milkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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34. Every breath DeLay takes is a criminal conspiracy.
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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36. DeLay indicted on conspiracy charges
DeLay indicted on conspiracy charges
House majority leader's position in jeopardy.

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A Travis County grand jury today indicted U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on one count of criminal conspiracy, jeopardizing the Sugar Land Republican's leadership role as the second most powerful Texan in Washington, D.C.

The charge, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years incarceration, stems from his role with his political committee, Texans for a Republican Majority, a now-defunct organization that already had been indicted on charges of illegally using corporate money during the 2002 legislative elections.

The grand jury, however, took no action against Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond or state Reps. Dianne Delisi and Beverly Woolley, both of whom sit on the political committee's board, for their roles in the election.

http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/metro/stori...

more here:

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=Tom+Delay&ie...


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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:49 AM
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39. Ron Reagan...
He's so happy he can hardly contain himself.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 AM
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44. I'm loving MSNBC right now.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:54 AM by ticapnews
They are jovial, listing all the GOP problems... I might even have to TiVo Olbermann tonight...
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:56 AM
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47. I know it's great isn't it? :)
Bet the freepers heads are exploding....shame (NOT!)

Enjoy freepers your whole house of cards is starting to crumble!
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 AM
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43. There is a God!
:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:56 AM
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46. Delay has notified the house he is 'temporarily' stepping aside
ROFLMAO! Damn, the bugman has been bagged!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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49. There is a Goddess! There is a Goddess!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :party: :toast:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:20 PM
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55. So nice to read such good news! n/t
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:46 PM
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56. About freakin' time!
What took 'em so long???
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