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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:12 PM
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Hastert Knew About Foley in 2005! Has " Kids in Cyberspace" On Site (Pic)
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 07:36 PM by Dems Will Win
This is ironic--or perhaps not--Dennis Hastert is promoting a "Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace" community meeting, yet he KNEW About Foley in 2005, even warning the pages about him!

We have to get this out there!



AMERIBLOG:

House GOP Leadership knew about Foley almost a year ago, let Foley remain in House leadership, let him remain as chair of House sex offender caucus
by John in DC - 9/29/2006 07:06:00 PM


Does House Republican leader Denny Hastert have a soft spot for child sex offenders?

Seems so. Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert has some serious explaining to do, after today's revelations that they knew about ex-Congressman Mark Foley's sexscapades a good year ago, and did nothing.

Whether or not the kid's parents were fine with letting it go, which the story says is the case, why did Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert permit Foley to remain in the House GOP leadership for almost a year after they knew he was having sex talk with minors online, minors he met on the job?

Why did Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert leave Foley as the co-chair of the House body in charge of child sex offenses for a good year after they knew?


Why did Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert permit Foley to stay in the House at all, where he would be around other pages every day all day long?

And just as importantly, why did Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert let Foley lie publicly yesterday about the emails, claiming they were innocent, and simply a dirty attack from the Democrats, when the House leadership knew the real story?

And finally, we find out that the FBI was contacted two months about this story. Was there any follow-up from the Bush FBI? Or did they just let this potential case of child sex offense go by the wayside because it involved a friend of Bush?


From from the SF Chronicle:

The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen's parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, "We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem," a reference to the House's Republican leaders.


Foley was a member of the Republican leadership, serving as a deputy whip. He also was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

It's interesting that Republican Speaker Hastert's home page says Mr. Hastert is having a community meeting about "Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace." Here's one way: Next time someone tells you one of your friends is soliciting sex with a minor, do something about it.

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/09/house-gop-leade...

http://www.house.gov/hastert/docs/InternetSafetyFlyer.d...

The transcripts about wood and getting horny and pleasing yourself are here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



So let me get this straight, the REPUBLICANS let a gay sex offender, who they knew was a gay sex offender, remain as Chairman of their caucus?

Time to tell this to the faithful, my brethren!

These bastards think think they can get away with anything!

If this makes you mad, please remember to recommend

UPDATE: Olbermann just said Foley just passed an internet predator bill in July of this year--which Foley himself could get convicted on!!!!!!!!!

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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:14 PM
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1. It would make a great talking point.
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 07:15 PM by gatorboy
How can you trust Republicans to protect you from Terror if they refuse to protect kids from their own Republican Congressmen?
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:24 PM
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16. IT's actually an old story with Republicans


The July 7, 1989 edition of the Washington Times:

"Administration officials continued yesterday to stonewall reporters on the growing federal 'call boy' investigation, apparently hoping the scandal will fade before President Bush is asked his view of a late-night White House tour that reportedly included two male prostitutes. Nebraska Republican State Senator John DeCamp later said that many of the young prostitutes were procured from the Boy's Town orphanage near Omaha.

Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, who heads the Secret Service, reluctantly conceded yesterday at the White House that the agency is looking into the July 3, 1988, tour - one of several arranged by a Secret Service officer for lobbyist Craig J. Spence." The report continued, "White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater and several of his deputies have said repeatedly that they do not know if Mr. Bush considered it appropriate for male prostitutes to be touring the White House at 1 a.m. Yesterday, while talking informally to several reporters at the White House, Mr. Fitzwater parried one question this way: "What are they saying, that you should have sexual-preference checks on people that come into the White House?"



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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 09:04 PM
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25. Haster screen shot
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:16 PM
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2. He's a sex offender. I don't care if he's gay.
Actually, it just makes it pathetic. In a better America, he probably would be with a suitable partner. Who knows.

It sure flies in the face of Repub hypocrisy, though.

Makes me wonder, what does Foley have on Hastert that Hastert would let Foley retain his *cough* leadership for so long. Maybe they didn't want two ongoing scandals, DeLay and Foley?
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:16 PM
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3. Who does he think he is, the Pope?
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cspanlovr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:17 PM
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4. As bad as the crime is, its the cover up that gets them. As big as
this story is on its own, the fact that this was known is damning.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:19 PM
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5. A well deserved rec 5 to you!
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 07:20 PM by mom cat
This is BIG! Shout it in Denny's district!
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:21 PM
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6. Curioser and curioser. Taking a page from the Catholic Bishop playbook.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:51 PM
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22. Do you think the Intel Community is ready to dump on the GOP'ers
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 08:52 PM by cryingshame
who have been doing shit like this?

Some of the people with integrity in the CIA, FBI etc. MUST have dirt they can dish out onthe GOP and what they've used to blackmail their colleagues in Congress with.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:23 PM
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7. gladly recommend
I'll be in shock if there is any re :puke:s winning any races this november. The 'grownups' are screwing up right and left.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:23 PM
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8. I keep thinking that they've sunk to their lowest point
I keep getting surprised.

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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:25 PM
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9. .
Wow...that's almost criminal. Repubs are so tough!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:26 PM
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10. This POS deserves all the ridicule he gets...
And, some organization should put out commercials..

Fuck these people...

They are all insane with power...

This is like Rome....

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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:28 PM
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11. WARNED PAGES, But Didn't Stop It....HEY VALUES VOTERS!
Are you sick of getting Punked by the GOP yet?
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:30 PM
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12. K&R On Behalf Of The "Values Voters" aka SUCKERS!!
You'd think after Ney and Duke and Delay they would stop getting suckered but they just aren't the sharpest tools in the shed are they.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:48 PM
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13. Mods if you are reading this please get this on the home page
A lot of people who pass by the site don't go to the discussion boards or even look at the greatest page, we need to get the word out on this. Please put it on the home page in big bold letters where everyone will see it.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:00 PM
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14. what does it take to be forced to resign???
Hastert knew about this a year???

And even after Ney pleaded guilty Hastert didn't make him resign saying it was up to Ney and his family to decide!!!

:wtf: :wtf:

Everybody PLEASE vote everyone out that we can so I don't have to suck it up and swallow my pride and give some of these repubs a blow job just to get them thrown out of office.

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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:19 PM
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15. If we can get people to understand what Hastert did here
They will vote nationwide to get him out of the Speaker's Chair, third in line to the Presidency!!
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:26 PM
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17. House Speaker Complicit in Foley Teen Sex Scandal Coverup?
Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) Resigns over sexually explicit Email's and IM's to 16 year old boy...

Here is one of the sexually explicit instant messages to a 16 year old boy (Foley's screenname is Maf54):
House Speaker Complicit in Foley Teen Sex Scandal Coverup?

The Republican House leadership are monsters. They knew and let him remain in the GOP leadership for a year. They let him remain the Chairman of the child sex offender caucus. Jesus H. Christ.


GOP = Gathering Of Pedophiles

Foley was Chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children
House Speaker Complicit in Foley Teen Sex Scandal Coverup?

The Republican House leadership has known about (and covered up) Foley for a year
Quote:
The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen's parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, "We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem," a reference to the House's Republican leaders.
House Speaker Complicit in Foley Teen Sex Scandal Coverup?
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:39 PM
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18. Wait a Minute, if the Pubs knew about him for a YEAR...that means
they favor pedophiles over Common Sense, Reality, Sanity, and Truth.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 08:14 AM
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31. No they chose votes over values n/t
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:45 PM
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19. Why isn't Dateline on this?
n/t
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:49 PM
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20. MEMO: Foley determined to strike in the US (Congress)
*sigh* Yet another example of how Republicans are keeping us safer.

:grr:
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:50 PM
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21. ROFL!!!!!
OMG!!! :rofl: :spray:
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:55 PM
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23. Can someone give me a picture?
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 08:58 PM by KAZ
I'm close to his district, and I'll paste them on every poll available. Printer is fired up and waiting.

Edit: A Pic of Hastert and Foley.
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ariesgem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:57 PM
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24. A screen shot of a google search on Foley- check out the link on the right
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 09:43 PM
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27. That Wiki article is an insult to Liberace.
Lee Liberace liked men. Men, not boys. How can anyone possibly ignore the moral difference there?
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 09:17 PM
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26. their arrogance
is astounding.

"the bastards think they can get away with anything" -- yep

This is how they operate. They believe they are absolutely above the law, and if the law ever gets close, they will use their power, connections, resources, money to get out of it. They never believe they will be held accountable for anything. There are no moral boundaries. Challenges are just hurdles on their way to domination.
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mhatrw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 12:01 AM
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28. God's Own Pedophiles n/t
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 05:21 AM
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29. to the top
.
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 08:10 AM
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30. Kick for Hastert
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