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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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Tom DeLay's use of Homeland Security to track down Dems
I heard a caller on the Diane Rehm show today ask how on earth could Tom DeLay get such a quick response from Homeland Security to track down Dems who fled the state to avoid a vote when the victims of Katrina had such a difficult time in getting the DHS/FEMA to respond to their needs. i couldn't believe that this incident had happend so I checked it out on the net. Well, what do you know....

"The federal agency has since said it was misled into believing Laney's airplane was missing and possibly had crashed"

By R.G. RATCLIFFE and KAREN MASTERSON
Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay admitted Thursday he provided Texas Speaker Tom Craddick with the same information that state police used to enlist a homeland security agency in the search for runaway Democratic legislators.

DeLay said his staff used public information at the Federal Aviation Administration to track former Texas Speaker Pete Laney's airplane.

Laney was among 55 Democrats who broke a House quorum on May 12 to kill a congressional redistricting bill sought by DeLay, R-Sugar Land. Craddick and DeLay wanted the errant legislators arrested and returned to the House to force a vote on the bill.

http://www.hypocrites.com/article12167.html
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:11 PM
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1. Never misunderestimate
the ability of Repugs to use any dirty trick they can to get what they want.

And DeLay is one of the best - er, worst. But one of many.
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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:14 PM
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2. how wrong
That they are willing to search for a plane at the whim of tom delay and not willing to help millions of displaced peoples.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:18 PM
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3. GOOD POINT!
Plenty fast action at dhs for misuse by DeLay...

Days and days to save the lives of suffering Americans
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:30 PM
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4. The public needs to be reminded or informed about this.
Especially those is TEXAS still waiting for FEMA and government relief.
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