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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:04 PM
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Sears up to its eyeballs in DeLay scandal... Boycott Sears!
http://www.wonkette.com/politics/tom-delay/index.php#ho...


House Leadership Figurines on Special in Aisle Two

Forgive the serial posts on the same big topic, but one sinister detail just leapt out from the CNN dispatch on the Hammer's day of reckoning, and we had to share it with you:

The indictment accused DeLay of a conspiracy to "knowingly make a political contribution" in violation of Texas law outlawing corporate contributions. It alleged that DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee accepted $155,000 from companies, including Sears Roebuck, and placed the money in an account.

That's right . . . including Sears Roebuck. The very same Sears Roebuck behind the Sears American Dream and the Sears Caravan of Caring. The very same Sears Roebuck that, as we reported yesterday, has made the First Lady of the United States a wholly owned subsidiary. All this time, we've been convinced that Wal-Mart is the seat of megaretail evil in our great republic, and in waltzes this Chicago-based purveyor of Dreams and Caring to make the House GOP Leadership its own little version of Sam's Club. And where is Target, the signature blue state megachain? Why, off purchasing itself vanity placement in the New Yorker, of course. Liberal Democratic leaders can't even be bought off by corporate retailers effectively. We guess it's because they've pre-emptively sold themselves out. -- HOLLY MARTINS
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:07 PM
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1. will he go down.
Ronnie Earle had to be very sure or he wouldn't have moved. We remember the "redistricting"! Heat up the tar, I got the feathers!
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:27 PM
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2. He's a good man.
And if I have my way, SEARS will have some major hurt on them too...
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:28 PM
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18. Oh, I meant Delay.
Ronnie Earle is a good man. He (and I) have been around here a long time. I have been a fan of his for an equal length of time.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:28 PM
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3. But I like my Sears Credit Card
because I know if I need major car repair and my bank account is empty I could always go to Sears

Don't make me give it up

:cry:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:35 PM
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4. I won't make you!
But you really should get a credit card from someplace else that fixes cars!

Sears Auto has a very bad reputation.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:16 PM
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14. I rarely use them for anything more than brakes or tires
Like about 2 years ago my tires needed replacing and I was short on cash so I went over to sears and put the tires/installation on my charge card.

I mean, if my engine/tranny needed work I'd be going back to dealer and I'd dig into my savings to make the fix happen.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:38 PM
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6. Don't give up your charge plate
But as a loyal customer, one who has bought from and enjoyed Sears products for many years, you might have some added credibility to contact them and ask them to quit funding evil and corrupt politicians.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:36 PM
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5. Ooh, I don't wanna hear that.
They do so many GOOD things. And if I remember correctly, the kept their national guard employees on their insurance (including the families) while the NG employees were in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:38 PM
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7. This doesn't portend well at all
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:44 PM by Horse with no Name
because Sears/KMart have merged also.

Sooo...WalMart, Target, Sears, KMart, Sam's Club


I bought some pants from Penneys yesterday...are they evil too? (I'm almost too afraid to ask nowadays).
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:53 PM
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8. Maybe we ought to take up nudism...
Because I am thinking that there are very few retailers that are clean any more.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:05 PM
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12. Ohhh that could get ugly
Speaking for myself only of course. :silly:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 PM
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16. Stick with Costco
I'm pretty sure they are 100% blue.

But, everything will be Wal-Mart in the future.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:07 PM
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17. I'd love to except
the closest one is 3 hours away. :(
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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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9. Sears didn't create the system of corruption.
Most definitely, Sears didn't do anything illegal by contributing to Delay. Its what Delay did with it that matters.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:02 PM
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10. Contributing to DeLay was the wrong here.
"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"

Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

CHORUS
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
Dien Bien Phu and "Rock Around the Clock"

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, "Peter Pan", Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez

CHORUS

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, "Ben-Hur", space monkey, Mafia
hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no go

U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo

CHORUS

Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion

"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

CHORUS

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollolah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

"Wheel of Fortune" , Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola Wars, I can't take it anymore

CHORUS

We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:04 PM
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11. Both Sears and Cracker Barrell Old Country Store....
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:05 PM by rainbow4321
agreed to "cooperate w/ the prosecution" a few months back. Not that this news made the MSM, they were way to busy with Michael Jackson and reporting live from Aruba. The info was instead usually found buried on Texas news websites (I would find it while reading stuff on mysa.com) I don't know if any of the other 6 companies involved did the same (there were 8 companies in all..)oh, here is another one that cooperated: Diversified Collections Services, Inc


http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2005/01/31...

http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives/004585.html#00458...
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:32 PM
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19. Two more good ones.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:15 PM
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13. Laura the Lump's Reality Show Photo-Op is with Sears
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:21 PM
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15. The same Sears that is heavily advertised on ABC's Extreme Home Makover
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:22 PM by rbajai
with Ritalin boy - the show that is supposed to have 1st Lady Laura Bush on soon? The same network that is owned by Disney, a huge Bush supporter and Republican donor?

It's not what you know, it's WHO you know...
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