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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:19 PM
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A major talking point for our side (for a change)
The culture of corruption has replaced Delay with Roy Blunt, ranked #2 on the list of the 13 most corrupt members of Congress. Replacing one stinky turd with another stinky turd. The corruption is so pervasive they can't even find a clean member to replace Delay.

Keep hammering home that corruption angle. Out with the old, in with the same old.

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Group Lists 13 'Most Corrupt' in Congress
Three California lawmakers are named by the ethics watchdog. A spokesman for one senator says the report is 'pure politics.'

By Chuck Neubauer, Times Staff Writer


WASHINGTON A watchdog group, naming what it calls "the 13 most corrupt members of Congress," is calling for ethics investigations of some of the most prominent leaders on Capitol Hill in a report to be released Monday.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says in its report that the 13 members, among them Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), might have violated a variety of congressional ethics rules.

The bipartisan list includes three Californians: Reps. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe).

Cunningham is one of two House members whose residences have been searched as part of separate federal criminal investigations. The other, Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), also is named on the watchdog group's list.

Three of those named on the list Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) and Reps. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) and Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) were cited for their dealings with onetime super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is the subject of congressional and federal grand jury investigations. Abramoff was indicted last month on fraud charges relating to a Florida business deal. He has pleaded not guilty....


NOTE: Here is the full list --

Sen. Bill Frist, Rep., Tenn.
Rep. Roy Blunt, Rep., Mo.
Sen. Conrad Burns, Rep., Mont.
Rep. Bob Ney, Rep., Ohio
Rep. Tom Feeney, Rep., Fla.
Rep. Richard W. Pombo, Rep., Ca.
Rep. Maxine Waters, Dem., Ca.
Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep., Pa.
Reps. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, Rep., Ca.
Rep. William J. Jefferson, Dem., La.
Rep. Charles H. Taylor, Rep., N.C.
Rep. Marilyn N. Musgrave, Rep., Colo.
Rep. Rick Renzi, Rep., Ariz.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 PM
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1. Ugh...Roy Blunt was my rep back in Missouri
He is ULTRA FUNDIVANGELICAL. I MEAN ULTRA. So his hypocrisy as a filthy politician is probably heinous. There seems to be a direct relationship between how hard a politician thumps the Bible, and how dirty he or she is.

His son Matt Blunt is Gov. of Missouri and one of the most HATED governors in America. Like #48 of 50. He barely won, and has excoriated all sorts of social programs like a tyrant.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:49 PM
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2.  He has excoriated all sorts of social programs........
Jr. Blount is also guilty of cronyism. He awarded a contract to process vehicle registrations and licenses to one of his biggest campaign contributors.

His changes to income limitations for medicaid allows the state to deny payment of people's bills for bottled oxygen!

What a pig! And so is every other elected repuke in the Missouri State Senate. They okayed the changes to the income limitations for Medicaid, but okayed a budget proposal to increase their own medical coverage.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:28 AM
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3. So do you think the Missouri Govt. will go Dem next election?
Just curious...
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:38 PM
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6. Those with the most to hide need the bigger bibles to hide behind.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:32 PM
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4. Thanks for keeping the focus, Atman.
We'd be a formidable force if we could all focus on our shared goals.

Kicking with determination. ;)
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:48 PM
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5. Kick
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