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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:50 PM
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DeLay Rumor From Someone in the know locally:
September 28 - You can write this down somewhere: this is chicken feed. DeLay's problems with Ronnie Earle are minor in comparison to his problem with his connections to Jack Abramoff. This is only a fun little prelude. Write it down. Our Rogue Congressman is in for a much bigger ride than this.

http://www.brazosriver.com/
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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1. Yeah, I think the abramoff/sleazy lobbyist stuff will ultimately be the
last nail in the coffin, but this is the first. bugman delay is so freakin' dirty that there will be a multitude of acqusations. Ronnie Earle's charges just get the ball rolling. I'm happy for anything.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:55 PM
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24. I agree Abramoff is the boy with his thumb in the dike
It's leaking and Delay is just part of the flood water.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:10 AM
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28. and let's all hope and pray that this scandal is big enough to splatter
ralphie reed, choirboy from hell. He's the one I'd really like to see go down. Someone needs to take him out, and I don't mean to dinner and a movie. What a scuzzbutt.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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2. My popcorn is ready nt
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:00 PM
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18. Same here!
Stockpiled in hope of these events.

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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3. Absolutely
I agree completely

and Abramoff's dealings with others will continue the fun
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:55 PM
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4. I agree.
What is a little $192K in the whole scheme of things?

What about his getting the FBI or CIA or DPS to hunt down the "Killer Ds"?
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM
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8. id love to see that story resurface
really, i would
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merci_me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:56 PM
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5. You betcha!!!
Never underestimate "Juanita Jean's" sources. She's great fun, but her info is spot on serious.

For some background here, check this post from tonight with lots of good links;

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM
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6. It might be good to have a federal and a state indictments against him
Just as sort of a backup in case things don't work out so well on the Texas end.

I would remind everyone here that the entire Texas political establishment is 100% pro-Bush.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM
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7. I absolutely agree.
The mind boggles at the possibilities.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM
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9. He did not have laundering relationships with that money.
:rofl:
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 PM
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20. LOL
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM
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10. Abramoff - Al-Arian - Grover Norquist
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:00 PM
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11. Yeeeeehawwwwww! n/t
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:00 PM
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12. happy happy joy joy

Happy Happy Joy Joy
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:01 PM
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13. Strange how suddenly there is a "vast left wing conspiracy"...
this should be interesting... :popcorn:
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jrthin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:27 PM
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14. At this point, I have great
concerns about the health and safety of Mr. Abramoff.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:38 PM
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15. I'm booking this thread so I can find it when things blow up!
I sure hope your friend knows what he or she is talking about!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:46 PM
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16. FWIW, the German pronunciation of Thode is "toady."
"Local Republican party chairman Eric Thode is eating some bitter crow now."
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:17 AM
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32. The Chicago pronunciation of Goethe is "Go-eee-theeeeeeee"
Ask any driver on the Clark Street 22 bus
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:31 PM
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35. Ath in "I have ta go eathy on the boothe?"
-hic-
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:13 AM
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36. eggs zachary!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:52 PM
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17. I sure hope so.
And I really feel bad that I take glee in Delay's downfall. But Delay is rotten to the core!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:35 PM
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19. You are right, check out this link DeLay's houseofscandal.org
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phiddle Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 PM
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21. This indictment is a BEAUTIFUL thing!
It pins the bug man down and immobilizes him while the feds move in for the kill. And, no one in a position to help will want to get anywhere near him during this time.
Hmmm...do you s'pose that disgruntled (possibly ex-) CIA agents had anything to do with this? It sure is their style.
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 PM
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22. This whole thing is absolutely delicious
:popcorn: :beer:
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 PM
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23. Yeah. That's why Earle's scope was limited.
He only went for conspiracy, but I'm sure the Feds/DOJ's Abramoff investigation is going to lead to the bugman's doorstep. He'll likely be facing federal indictments.
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 PM
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25. I like this part ....
"In fact, the joke in Austin is that men usually don't have as many lawyers as Tom currently does unless they've killed their wives, have some strange guy living in their pool house, and plan on making a break for it in a Bronco. Honey, he's a one-man full employment act for trial lawyers.

There's at least one previously sealed indictment, and with conspiracy charges leveled last week, everybody figures there's more indictments to come."
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:57 PM
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26. This is going to be so sweet
:popcorn:
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:04 AM
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27. September 27: "In fact, the joke in Austin is that
men usually don't have as many lawyers as Tom currently does unless they've killed their wives, have some strange guy living in their pool house, and plan on making a break for it in a Bronco."

:rofl:
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BamaBecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:37 AM
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29. Cool Beans! I'm sitting on ready!
And I'm making pop corn for the Fitzgerald show too!
Bama
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:51 AM
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30. Looks like you're on the right track
Pass the popcorn :popcorn:


DeLay Indictment May Be Overshadowed by Looming Abramoff Probe

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Representative Tom DeLay, the highest-ranking U.S. House leader ever to face criminal charges, called his indictment yesterday ``one of the weakest, most baseless'' in American history. Even if he's right, bigger legal battles may lie ahead.

The larger legal challenge for DeLay may center on a task force led by the U.S. Justice Department that's investigating Jack Abramoff, the indicted lobbyist who boasted of his relationship with DeLay.

Even as DeLay faces the charge in Texas state court in connection with corporate donations that allegedly were used to help fund the Republican takeover of the state legislature in 2002, ``he is inevitably also going to be under investigation by federal prosecutors'' in the Abramoff matter, said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a Washington watchdog group that has criticized DeLay.

Delay, 58, who stepped down temporarily as House majority leader after being indicted, once called Abramoff ``one of my closest and dearest friends.'' He has traveled to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, an Abramoff client, on trips organized by Abramoff's law firm and has blocked efforts to apply U.S. minimum wage and labor laws to the commonwealth.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a...


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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mnmoderatedem Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:36 AM
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31. Links?
someone please shed some light on this connection for me. I'm embarassingly uninformed on this. Links?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:26 AM
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33. that's what I've been saying to friends - it's the timing
the FL murder indictments came down the day before. DeLay & Abramoff - that's the real scandal.
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DemocracyInaction Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:37 AM
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34. Yep, yep....yep yep
As I'm reading this thread I kept thinking "where did I just read/hear that Abramhoff is going to be exploding bombs under DeLay", etc. It WAS Bloomberg as cited above. Caught that several days ago before the actual indictment. Have to share something: was in a restaurant last night when I looked up, saw the roach's picture on TV, and the words "DeLay Indicted" underneath. I whooped outloud to husband and said loudly "and now it's time to nail Rove, too, just like this roach and Dr. Death Frist". Conversations stopped. And I saw many smiles.
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