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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:45 AM
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NYTimes: "In their shameless refusal to present a new broom to the nation,
... House Republicans are following Mr. DeLay's game plan. They are even making a show of keeping Mr. DeLay's leadership office vacant for his presumed return, but it is already resembling a political sepulcher more than a shrine.

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From The Wrong-Way Congress -- September 30, 2005 Editorial

The indictment of the House majority leader, Tom DeLay, should have been an opportunity for Republicans to show the nation that they are ready to turn the page on the abuses of big-money politics and lobbyist pandering. At a minimum, you'd think the party would want to demonstrate that it had moved beyond Mr. DeLay's philosophy that Congress should feel free to break the bank with out-of-control spending and tax cuts for the wealthy as long as it made G.O.P. contributors happy.

But no. Members of the Republican caucus rushed into an emergency repair session and - quite amazingly - opted to continue their shabby business as usual.

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Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/30/opinion/30fri1.html?h...


Bring the broom, Congressman Conyers, bring the broom.


Peace.


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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:17 AM
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1. Thats the Republican Party & the culture of corruption........
party above principle.
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:21 AM
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2. G.O.P. stands for "Greed Over Principles"
eom
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:56 AM
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8. Wow. Is that right.
Nominated.
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chelaque liberal Donating Member (981 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:05 AM
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10. Their primary principle IS greed.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:58 AM
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12. GOP="Greed Over Principles"
I like that VERY much.
:thumbsup:
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:31 AM
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3. Why don't they tell the truth on Dreier?
"Speaker Dennis Hastert's initial attempt to quickly slip the majority gavel to Representative David Dreier of California caused a rebellion by conservatives who found Mr. Dreier too "moderate," even though he has spent much of his career doing Mr. DeLay's bidding."

Dreier was passed over because the repukes didn't want a gay majority leader. It would have come out, and they know it. Better to keep him in the closet and running the rules committee.
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:32 AM
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4. "shabby business as usual" . . . nominated
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:42 AM
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5. Great post nominate. thanks
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:00 AM
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6. fuck the broom... I am tired of sweeping up after these asshats...
They promise the moon, the sheep elect them, and then everything goes to shit. Then the sheep are mad, they put us in office to clean up, and then they get mad at having to sacrifice. So then they put them back in office.... Its an endless cycle...

What are we now... just the janitors in this dance ? *grin


MZr7


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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:16 AM
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7. We don't, necessarily, only have to sweep with the broom ...
:evilgrin:


Peace.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:02 AM
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9. Throw the bums out..... nt
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:30 AM
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11. THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT - STRIKE 11/2/05
The World Can't Wait

Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize for November 2, 2005

Your government,on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.

Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it.

Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.

Your government suppresses the science that doesnt fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.

Your government is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.

Your government enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.

People look at all this and think of Hitler--and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance.

Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by this. They recognize the need for a vehicle to express this outrage, yet they cannot find it; politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this.

There is not going to be some magical "pendulum swing." People who steal elections and believe theyre on a "mission from God" will not go without a fight.

There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into "leaders" who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.

But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn--or be forced--to accept. There is no escaping it: the whole disastrous course of this Bush regime must be STOPPED. And we must take the responsibility to do it.

And there is a way. We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bushs outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regimes program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history.

To that end, on November 2, the first anniversary of Bushs "re-election," we will take the first major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country. People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:28 PM
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14. Excellent. Can't wait.
Peace.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:42 PM
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15. UL - Please help advertise -
World Can't Wait -- we need to start focusing energy on the next big DATE.

November 2, 2005 - STRIKE!

:kick:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 PM
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16. LOL - Guess who's name I found on the Prominent Signer's List?!?!
Can you spot UL's alter-ego? Sure you can! :rofl:

Mumia Abu-Jamal
Michael S. Berg
William Blum
Prof B. Robert Franza MD
Nina Felshin
Kathleen Hanna
C. Clark Kissinger
Travis Morales
Jeremy Pikser
Frances Fox Piven
Ralph Poynter
Michael Steven Smith
Miles Solay
Lynne Stewart
Sunsara Taylor
Minimum Tek
Saul Williams
S. Brian Willson
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:16 PM
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17. LOL!!!
:rofl:

And, you can be sure I'm spreading the word!


Peace.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:14 PM
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13. "quite amazingly" ...not at all
"quite predictably" is closer to the truth.
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