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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:46 PM
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7 House members arrested at Sudan embassy
7 House members arrested at Sudan embassy
FREDERIC J. FROMMER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus were arrested at the Embassy of Sudan Tuesday, after protesting over atrocities in the Darfur region of the wartorn nation.

"We will not tolerate genocide," said Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., the caucus chairman. "...We are saying to Sudan this has got to stop."

The seven members were hauled off in Secret Service cars after receiving three warnings that they were violating the law by blocking the entrance to an embassy. They faced $50 fines and were expected to be released after booking.

"Not on our watch," said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., "Not on our watch will we allow another genocide to take place." She wore a green T-shirt that read, "End the Darfur Genocide."

more at:
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/145921...
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:48 PM
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1. I see that the two listed were Dems. Who else?
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:56 PM
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4. The other lawmakers arrested Tuesday were:
Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wis.,
Al Green, D-Texas,
Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas,
John Lewis, D-Ga.,
and District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat.
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yella_dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:03 PM
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7. Where's all the
"Boy! Texas sucks!" comments on this one??


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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:50 PM
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2. this rocks.
gettin' arrested. yeah!
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:52 PM
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3. 7 House members arrested at the WH gate
while protesting the wrongdoer at the White House. At the protest, the Seven members shouted "Not in our watch...NO NSA".
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:57 PM
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5. You have to give them the biggest
cudos... They are fighting the good fight. :thumbsup: :dem: :kick:
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:02 PM
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6. Why do you want to export freedom to ME, when none is given to you here?
Edited on Tue May-16-06 01:07 PM by AlamoDemoc
Your member of Congress should be defending you from unwarranted wiretaps questioning your government about your rights, instead they parade to the Sudanese embassy.



Excuse my rant about governments!
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:10 PM
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8. Because they will and can do both
NOBODY is more vocal to this government.. Stands up to this administration than them.. So get your facts straight.. They do it both and they do it well.......
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:19 PM
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9. I hate to disagree with follow DUer
Edited on Tue May-16-06 01:21 PM by AlamoDemoc
yet I doubt Ms. Pelosi sees it that way. She would rather see members of Congress take up useless issues (marching to Sudanese embassy) and other unproductive issues she thinks is good for the democrats.



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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:28 PM
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10. The Black Congressional Caucus
has more guts in their little fingers and I am not black, so that shoots that theory... They speak up for our rights all the time and they spoke up in 2000....

Since we do they have any say as to what is happening in Congress might I ask?? With the majority Republicans passing all these fluff bills, I could see where you would think that :sarcasm:
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:57 PM
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11. Speaking of the black caucus
they number few, and indeed have very little say when decisions from higher authority are made. i.e Ms. Pelosi. Members of the black "couscous" don't agree on any substance issues...if they did Congress member Ms. McKinney would have had her senior seet...but those member couscous you speak of is nothing but troll.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:00 PM
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12. Say what????????????
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:05 PM
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14. yes! you heard me
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:12 PM
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16. I don't understand you honestly
and I don't particularly want to as much as you seem to want to put down Democrats, I know I don't... I am not getting into a pissing match with you ba-bye.....
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:17 PM
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17. Lets leave it that...and I thank you for your understanding
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:04 PM
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13. Damn I love Barbara Lee
She is so together, and sems to really walk her talk. (in this case, literally...)
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:06 PM
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15. Again?
Can't recall who it was last time, but I thought Barbara Lee was arrested last time too...and Watt...
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