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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:14 AM
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My God, Ricky found a way to sink even LOWER - Links PA Pensions to Terrorism
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:15 AM by LynneSin
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/...

Santorum: Pension investments under Casey linked to terrorism

DAN NEPHIN
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum accused state Treasurer Bob Casey of "aiding and abetting terrorism and genocide," saying Sunday that state pension funds are invested with companies linked to terrorist-sponsoring states.

As he has done before, Santorum criticized Casey's work ethic, saying his Democratic opponent has failed to show up for work and has not been a diligent treasurer in failing to change investment policies.

The third-ranking Republican in the Senate said preventing terrorists from getting funding was an essential part of combating terrorism.


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Bob Casey has invested Pennsylvania pension funds in companies with ties to terrorist-sponsoring states and states that engage in genocide," Santorum said. "Bob Casey is aiding and abetting terrorism and genocide."

Casey has called on investment managers to assess whether any companies in their holdings have business in terrorist-sponsoring countries, Smar said. The issue is one facing treasurers across the country.

"Instead of making each state do homework, perhaps the federal government could make it a lot easier" by releasing a list of companies involved with terrorist nations, Smar said.

Santorum said it is not the federal government's place to release a list.


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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:26 AM
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1. Sounds like a slander suit to me!
Outright accusing a person of treason. Nice one.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:29 AM
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16. Ricky better be right about some connection there--or he's headed for legal trouble
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:30 AM
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2. How low can you go? Kkkarl has a playbook they all stoop to.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:49 AM
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3.  Rickie are you still beating your wife
:grr:

Problem is the time Casey has to waste to "defend" himself over these BS charges...
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:19 AM
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11. Seriously, I've not seen or heard of any news report
of Rick Santorum beating his wife. Is this just a sarcastic post or is there some report of him abusing his wife???
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:33 AM
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12. It sounds like it should be a Sarcastic post
I am not aware of that fact either. Let's not be republicans and make stuff up in order to win.

I think it's Don Sherwood who beats-up women but that was his mistress, not his wife
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:47 AM
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13. Sorry I forgot
:sarcasm: but not

Rick whole piece does not give ONE fact of any company with terrorist links but that Casey supports terrorist...
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:48 AM
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14. it's a traditional figure of speech--
If you ask people "when did you stop beating your wife?" you are trying to place them in a no-win position. If they say, "last year" then they have admitted they did beat her previously. If they say, "never did that", you hope others will hear that as "they're still doing it" or at least will associate wife beating with them regardless of the facts. The poster is just drawing an analogy to Ricky's ridiculous "you're aiding the terrorists" smear.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:27 AM
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4. You can smell the desperation
Well, I can.

It sort of smells like ... man-on-dog sex.

Not that I have any experience of that kind of thing. I'm a Democrat, after all.

--p!
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:47 AM
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5. Oh, this is nice....
....Foley, Hastert, Allen, Corker, Harris, Santorum --"ad infinitum". The list just seems to go on and on. And Santorum is a piece of work.....

"Bob Casey has invested Pennsylvania pension funds in companies with ties to terrorist-sponsoring states and states that engage in genocide," Santorum said. "Bob Casey is aiding and abetting terrorism and genocide." Casey has called on investment managers to assess whether any companies in their holdings have business in terrorist-sponsoring countries, Smar said. The issue is one facing treasurers across the country.

"Instead of making each state do homework, perhaps the federal government could make it a lot easier" by releasing a list of companies involved with terrorist nations, Smar said.


Santorum said, "it is not the federal government's place to release a list."

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/...


Okay, so wait a minute. Let me see if I've got this straight. You say its not the federal government's place to release a list of companies doing business with terrorists? What? Is it your campaign's corporate donor list? Ahhh hey... knucklehead, THE WAR? You remember: Terra!!! Terra!!! Terra!!! Yeah, that one.

The war where we're all supposed to be helping each other to win? (at least that's what you usually do with a war). That guy of yours, ah... Bush. Yeah, he's the one who started the war on terror I believe. Although I hear we're apparently not "staying the course" on that now -- we're only planning to "sort of" win the war on terror, I guess.

This must be what you're talking about it not being the federal government's place, huh? I see what you mean now. Why would you want to help the people of your state, whom you represent?

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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:01 AM
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6. Uh-huh. Has anyone looked at all the companies Ricky
has investments in?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:33 AM
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7. Who cares about that - it's all about what the Dems do
:sarcasm:

Seriously, Republicans still deal with Saudi Arabia, which we all know supports state-sponsered terrorism
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:59 AM
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9. Casey should respond with a nod to that fact.
He doesn't need to try to prove it because the scent of that corruption was left 25 to 30 years agao and remains to this day with voters of a certain age (like me).

I'm watching this race almost as much as I'm watching my locals.

Wishing all of you out there the best outcome possible; I think the entire nation is behind you all!

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:04 AM
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10. Casey is going low-key and letting Ricky shoot himself in the foot
The guy does have a 14pt lead so something is working in this strategy
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:49 AM
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8. As a person who holds a pension in a neighboring state
the federal government has wanted state, teachers and firefighters/cops pensions for a LONG time.

There is more than one bizzaro motive here...trust me
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KKKarl is an idiot Donating Member (662 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:54 AM
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15. Santorum
is desperate. He wants to go back to Washington at all costs. Maybe Bush can throw him a bone after he looses & he will become the new Secretary of Terror (I mean defense).
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:51 AM
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17. Santorum said it is not the federal government's place to release a list.
then how do you find out if a company is doing business with a terrorist-sponsering country?

do you like, um...just ask them?

"Hello, you have reached Al-Qeada Nukes-R-Us... how may I help you?"

"Yes, I'm the treasurer for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and I'm wondering if you do any terrorist sponsering?"

"Us?? oh no, sir... chuckle we do not heee-teeeheee, umm excuse me, no we do not sponser terrorism..."
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