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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:51 PM
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Tom Delay is a candy-ass.
The nerve of the guy, pissing and moaning and playing the 'victim'.

This guy took hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporations, funneled it through the RNC and spread it to candidates for the sole purpose of trashing democracy in Texas. Do let's not forget that in the process he feathered his own family's nest to the tune of half a million dollars.

That's a half of a million reasons why he doesn't have the right to play victim to anyone.

Pussy.
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jhawk_tim Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:52 PM
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1. ??
What happened to "innocent until proven guilty"?
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:55 PM
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4. What do you think he has done? Just asking...n/t
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:56 PM
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5. Delay has the stench of corruption all over him
Sorry - but there aren't too many folks here who think that he's not guilty at this point.

Welcome to DU. :hi:
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:57 PM
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6. Good question...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 12:58 PM by TlalocW
How about you start asking that question in regards to everyone in Gitmo who has been held there without knowing what charges are against them or being able to talk to an attorney?

TlalocW
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jhawk_tim Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:04 PM
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11. So you are saying
That if the right behaves wrongly, then the left is justified in doing the same? I disagree. One side needs to hold itself higher than the other.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:46 PM
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28. Oh, the left is suffering like mad for being ethical - believe me...
And this is DU - we don't have to live by the same standards as the politicians and judges.

He's in the top 10 of most hated people on DU. If you care about his right here you will simply not get much agreement and likely be attacked. You asked for it!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:10 PM
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35. "DOING THE SAME?"
Sending people to prison without trial vs. saying bad things about a politico in a web board. Yeeeeeah.

Put down the crack pipe. Please.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:12 PM
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36. No, but I am saying is
Tom Delay has most likely gotten himself into a mess of his own making - he has access to the best lawyers he can afford and gets to sleep in a nice warm bed at night and eat whatever he wants to. The justice system is working the way it's supposed to with him for the most part - in fact, it's treating him a lot nicer than it would someone else who's been indicted. Our pipe dreams of Tom having to do time in jail and being some Bubba's girlfriend is not going to affect how this plays out in the legal system.

However, we have a good number of people imprisoned without evidence, without having been before a jury of their peers, without being told the charges against them or being allowed to talk to an attorney.

You need to pull your head out and see which is the problem here - it's not our collective hoping that Tom Delay will go down.

TlalocW
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:14 PM
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38. Check your inbox -- 30 seconds from now.
A bell rang, and I just HAD to check.
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:59 PM
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8. His defense is not that he didn't take money from corporations...
...and send it back to candidates. His defense is that in his opinion that was legal.

In Texas it is illegal for corporations to give money straight to candidates. That stems from the Railroad and Cattle Baron days. What Delay did was the "Texas Two-Step" of taking the money (190,000.00 in this particular instance but millions more in other transactions) from the corporations, sending it the RNC, then getting checks back to candidates in the exact amount he sent in. His position is that the extra step of sending the money to the RNC made it a legal transaction.

Kinda like it is illegal to buy drugs, but if you give the money to your friend, and he buys the drugs, then gives you the drugs for 'free', then YOU haven't bought them...get it?

He never denied what I posted.

Secondly, he paid his close family members $500,000.00 for their "help" in his campaign for re-election. Again, probably perfectly legal but stinks to high heaven.
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Tower Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:00 PM
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9. You better turn the computer off, Rush- the breaks almost over.
HAHAHAHA!
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:03 PM
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10. Yeah right...
he is innocent until proven guilty. Look, even if this fuckface walks, we ALL know he is dirty, just like the rest of the criminal bastards in the whitehouse, the illegal war being at the top of the list. So you can keep your sense of fair play with these animals to yourself.
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jhawk_tim Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:06 PM
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14. Just voicing my opinion
I'm new to DU, I guess I ASSUMED this forum was about free and open opinions.

Just so that I am sure I understand your statement: if I don't agree with you, keep my mouth shut?
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:05 PM
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33. You haven't posted many a post supporting a DUers opinion.
Are you here just to question our viewpoints or...?
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:55 PM
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39. Nope...you did not understand my statement...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:02 PM by slor
It is not "if I don't agree with you, keep my mouth shut?", it is more like "do not talk about being fair to criminals that rig the game".
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:18 PM
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17. Stunning sellout of a core progressive principle
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 01:20 PM by tx_dem41
I guess its true what they say:

"Power (or in this case, the lust for power) corrupts."
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:44 PM
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20. Reread my post. I didn't say he was guilty or innocent.
I said he was a candy-ass for playing 'victim'.

There is nothing in my post that he would (or could) deny.
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:52 PM
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21. Txaslftist.....I wasn't responding to your OP....mine is responding..
to the post that it is under.

Hey, we Texas Dems have to stick together! :)
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:00 PM
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24. Fair enough. Lo Siento, Amigo.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:04 PM
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12. DU is not a courtroom
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:05 PM
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13. Under the guidelines of the "New" Supreme Court ......



The concept of innocent until proven guilty is an archaic concept and is no longer valid. From now on, an accusation is sufficient.


That is all.





:hi:
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political_invader Donating Member (575 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:21 PM
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18. I don't see how you get anyone is saying he is guilty
I will say the poster is absolutely correct DeLay is running from the truth and I personally am tried of waddling in the shit that he is accused of doing.




It will be a great day when I no longer have to wear these.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:43 PM
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27. When you are PURE EVIL - it's only a matter of when
This man is crooked as the day is long - you won't get much sympathy for him here.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:07 PM
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34. We got too tired of it being discarded when a liberal was accused.
Therefore, those guys you choose to be sympathetic about can fuck off and die.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:53 PM
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2. Is that why so many have their tongue up it?
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:59 PM
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7. innocent until proven guilty
is legal talk. DU isn't a court of law.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:08 PM
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16. ANd I'm not in a court of Law - hence I can speculate all I want
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:53 PM
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22. Awww. How cute.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:14 PM
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37. They are adorable when they're first born
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 PM
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30. ....
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:03 PM
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31. Let me guess -- you were trying to reply to post #1?
To all others -- relax. The troll is elsewhere.

frogmarch -- welcome to DU. And remember -- good aim is key! :hi:
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:07 PM
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15. Ewwwwwwww
Thanks for that visual, HEyHEY. :spank:
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:55 PM
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3. he just "showed up" at fundraisers
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:38 PM
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19. I've done some exhaustive research and the findings



substantiate the allegation that yes, indeed, Delay truly is a candy-ass.





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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:57 PM
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23. People Like Him...
...are the reason why the political scene is so messed up. They care more about corporations than about us. No wonder so many jobs have been sent overseas, wages are flat, & healthcare is a joke. Get the corporations out of politics!

Tammy
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GOPAgainstGW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:30 PM
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25. Wish the Dems Had A Candy Ass Like DeLay! - eom
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:40 PM
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26. You mean a bully who can brazenly launder money in defiance of the law?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 02:42 PM by txaslftist
no thanks. Delay's strength came from his ability to get huge wads of cash from corporations. We have Dems who play that game. They are called the DLC/DNC.

You want more DLC/DNC dems?
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GOPAgainstGW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:03 PM
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32. You Fight Fire with Fire and Take No Prisoners. Secondly you are wrong...
Delay is very focused and driven. Yes, the biggest criminal in DC political history, BUT he makes it happen in DC and locally. He pushed through 300 bills in the last session and has been a Papa Bush Texas Family Mafia kingpin in TOTALLY destorying the Democratic Party and winning the last two Prez elections and MANY Republican seats.

Let's make sure we separate business and emotions here.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:53 PM
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29. I think it is funny to watch.... the pathetic sniveling coward that he is...
what a dork.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:59 PM
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40. I would have said chicken fart
but I defer.
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