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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:20 AM
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Official Senate Debate Alito Nomination Thread 2


Official Senate Debate Alito Nomination Thread 1

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:21 AM
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1. thanks for keeping this up for us.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:22 AM
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2. thank you n/t
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:24 AM by stop the bleeding
opps meant to reply to original post :blush:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:24 AM
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5. Teamwork, baby!
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:22 AM
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3. Okay Arlen - lets hear it.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:23 AM
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4. well, specter man just say he supports Bush nominee
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:24 AM
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6. I don't think the labor force in PA is going to be happy about that...
since Alito has such a consistant record voting for the Corporation over the Worker.

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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:17 AM
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109. Central and Western PA....
...are all about guns and abortion (abolishing it). As long as they're allowed to hunt and keep their wimmen preggers they don't give a crap about corporations (that might explain why the unemployment and underemployment rate is so high in former steel country).
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:24 AM
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7. this is not the actual vote is it?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:25 AM
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8. Bastard. Hypocrite. SOB.
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:25 AM by in_cog_ni_to
So, will our Democrats Filibuster? We'll only know when someone starts talking and won't stop, right?
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:27 AM
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13. Wrong, the cloture vote ends debate, if passed.
If cloture is not passed, you have a filibuster.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:31 AM
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19. Ah, OK. I'll never wrap my brain around Senate procedures.
I'm glad I have DUers to continually explain it.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:37 AM
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29. Me too!
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:25 AM
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9. Did he just say "stressifies"?
He's been hanging out with * too long.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:27 AM
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12. LOL!
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:27 AM
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10. Arlen failed to mention that both Scalia and Thomas, in their hearings,
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:30 AM by Wordie
said they supported stare decisis too, and then when they got on the court, didn't respect it.

Arlen just emphasized how Alito had said he would respect stare decisis in his hearing. Stare decisis is important in the abortion issue. The Roe v. Wade decision is considered settled law, a precedent. Respecting stare decisis means that a judge will respect that the law is a precedent, and not make decisions that overturn it.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:28 AM
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17. they keep omitting those little details -
just like they keep forgetting how they "smeared" Harriet Myers. I'll bet they made her cry private tears of outrage.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:29 AM
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18. Don't confuse the issue with facts
*snort*
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:57 AM
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67. the sins of ommision
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:27 AM
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11. I'm confused. C-Span says this is on C-Span 1 but C-Span 2 has
Specter talking about Alito. :shrug:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:28 AM
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16. The lobbying reform hearing is on C-SPAN 1 and the ScAlito debate is
on C-SPAN 2. :hi:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:33 AM
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21. thank you my friend!
:hi:
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:44 AM
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39. Yeah, Santorum is on now trying to look like he's
above reproach.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:02 AM
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78. says he spends his evenings with his kids.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:13 AM
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105. Yes, playing with corpses of fetuses...
It's a fact!
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:28 AM
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14. They just don't get it...
we're not that stupid. We know what an "open-mind" on Roe really means. It means he doesn't consider it settled law and will overturn it if given a chance. :eyes:
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:28 AM
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15. I Want a Filibuster!
Specter is a lying piece of shit. We have a president that disregards the Constitution. We have a nominee that supports this. Without checks and balances we have a dictatorship. If I know this then Specter must and yet his soul has been sold. Did he sell it to keep his committee leadership? What about the women who don't want to ask their husbands if they can have an abortion? What about the retarded people who don't want a broom handle up their ass when they work? What about the women and minorities that actually want an Ivy league education? What about the 10 year old girls who don't want to be strip searched? What about the Constitution and the framer's intent not to have a king? What about that there was no "unitary executive" theory before these fascists tried to assert that they were above the law?

It's more than policy differences Arlen. It's about maintaining the Democracy. If there is no filibuster the country is all but gone. It's all just pomp and circumstance and pretense. Congress and the court exist to rubber stamp the King's initiative. This is the time for extreme measures. If not now then when?
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:33 AM
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20. F I L I B U S T E R ! (Oh, I hope they do!) eom
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:34 AM
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22. I am going to get some stuff done during the rest of Specter's
thrilling speech. See ya' in a few.
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:37 AM
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28. Well, it's good in a way that Specter doesn't seem that compelling.
(Or is it that I just don't like what he's saying?)
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:34 AM
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24. ME TOO! It's time to stop this crap. n/t
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:34 AM
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23. Specter - blah blah blah
That's all I am hearing here.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:37 AM
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27. Talking about televising the Supreme court...
yada yada... basically saying what he did yesterday in committee... just more long winded.
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keithjx Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:37 AM
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25. any suggestion as to time?
Does anyone know if there is a suggestion as to what time the cloture vote will take place?
Thanks,
KJ
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:39 AM
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31. They have scheduled debate for today through Friday...
and Frist said this morning that they would go into the night...

it's a crapshoot, basically.
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keithjx Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:42 AM
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35. I guess I didn't expect much else.
Sucks to be stuck at work for the State so that I can't stream in the debates.
Thanks for the info, and for the threads.
KJ
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:47 AM
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49. I thought I had heard something about Frist wanting to speed things up...
and call for cloture early. I don't really understand all this. Are there rules or traditions that govern these things?
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:44 AM
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38. Will it even happen today?
Each speaker has 10 minutes to speak. I don't know how many are planning to speak, but I bet quite a few. As I understand it, they need 16 Senators to make a motion for a cloture vote.

Of course, I have heard that Frist really wants to rush this (the Republicans want to swear Alito in before the SOTU speech next week). So maybe there will be an effort by 16 Republicans today, even before everyone has had a chance to speak. I wish I understood the process better.

Does anyone have an idea of what the Republican game plan may be? Will they attempt cloture early on? Will they wait until X number of Senators have spoken?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:37 AM
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26. S-N-O-R-E!
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:37 AM by in_cog_ni_to
:boring: :boring:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:38 AM
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30. This is what we're reduced to...
when you can't ask the nominees about anything of substance...then we have to listen to Arlen Specter talk about his philosophy on seperation of powers and whether Congress should be able to actively defend laws it passes in the Supreme Court. Good lord and butter. :eyes:
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:40 AM
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32. When is debate scheduled to end?
I believe there are 30 hours of debate, 15 for each side, then the cloture vote. Are they doing 10 hours today, 10 tomorrow and 10 Friday? Are they going to try to cram 15 hours of debate into today and tomorrow? That would have them doing the cloture vote at about 3AM Friday morning. Sounds like the way things are done in the House lately... If they go 10-10-10 the vote would probably be scheduled for Friday night around 9PM.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:41 AM
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33. he's voting yes to move AWAY from partisanship??
:wtf: :crazy:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:41 AM
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34. Oh PUHLEEEEEEEEEEZE! HE thinks it's unfortunate
the Senate is so polarized today? Give-me-a-FREAKIN'-BREAK! YOU PEOPLE, the repukes, CREATED that atmosphere! Live with it, ASSHOLE! :grr:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:43 AM
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37. A fish rots from the head first....
Where's the leadership?
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:42 AM
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36. For a republican to whine about the lack of bipartisanship...
in the Senate is a laugh riot. YOUR PARTY DID IT, ARLEN!
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:46 AM
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43. Session (R-the Twang of Democracy)
GaaaackL!!! I'm going back to zap my Lean Pocket. It's not quite done.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:45 AM
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40. So, after all that, he still didn't say how he would vote, did he? n/t
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:46 AM
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45. no he didn't.
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:49 AM
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52. Specter said he supported Alito's confirmation at the beginning of his
speech. The segeway from general Senate business to the Alito debate was very quick...that's probably why you didn't notice.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:52 AM
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56. I think he was still talking about at the committee level
If he wasn't still tetering, I think he would have ended his speech with a clear answer on how he was going to vote. He is in the hot seat for sure, either way.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:45 AM
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41. Slither Sessions up
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:46 AM
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44. Ugh I despise Sessions
he's got to be on my top 10 worse or the worst list!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:46 AM
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48. AAACCKK!!! That picture!!
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:02 AM
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76. That guy in your picture should be glad the snake decided
to go toward the light. That is a very disturbing picture.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:45 AM
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42. Oh-G-D-NO! Not Sessions this early in the morning!
:puke:
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:46 AM
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46. Whiny little weasel Jeff Sessions up
Lying bastard
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:49 AM
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53. Morning Steve!
:hi:
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:58 AM
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68. Howdy!!
:hi:
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:46 AM
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47. Sessions: Roberts and Alito = magnificent
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:47 AM by ticapnews
"I think they will both be confirmed."

Well, Roberts already has been, you jackass.

Calls him "Justice Alito."
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:48 AM
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50. The hypocrisy of Republicans preaching about "independent judges"
is astounding. The Bush v. Gore ruling was outrageously partisan -- there IS no impartial, independent judiciary. If there were, we wouldn't be having these Alito hearings right now -- or any judges nominated by the Chimp.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:50 AM
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55. We never hear them whining about the Bush v. Gore decision, do we?
They're all hypocrites, liars, and snakes. :grr:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:49 AM
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51. well I know one thing jeff sessions drinks the kool-aid
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:56 AM by madokie
and the goose walked on


edited: wrong asshole
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:50 AM
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54. Dumb fuck Sessions just said the pledge of allegiance
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 10:06 AM by MadisonProgressive
pledges allegiance to the GOVERNMENT!
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:53 AM
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58. Bushland, Bushland uber alles. (eom)
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:52 AM
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57. Someone needs to explain to Sessions...
that the fact that judges get lifetime appointments is the EXACT reason we don't want Alito on the SC.

I suppose we should just count it progress that Sessions left his sheet at home for this little screed. Is there a single wedge issue he hasn't brought up?

I'm so tired of hearing Rethugs whine about activist judges when it is rethugs who are forever redefining the constitution to limit our rights as citizens.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:55 AM
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63. What party was it that didn't like the FL. judge's Schiavo ruling and
called a special session of congress? Geezus. These people are unreal.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:57 AM
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65. Sessions thinks that Alito joined CAP because he was
this little bumpkin in the halls of ivory who just wanted to belong.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:53 AM
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59. Jeff Sessions (R-*'s lungs)
So far up *'s tush that he breathes for him.
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:54 AM
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60. Sessions just LIED. Reid has said he never suggested that there be a
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 09:55 AM by Wordie
partisan vote on Alito. Reid corrected that after Sessions made the same claim yesterday, and here's Sessions, saying it again!

:puke:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:57 AM
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66. He corrected Graham on it yesterday
Did Sessions say it yesterday too? or am I really confused now?

I heard their PC yesterday and Reid said that "Lindsey doesn't know what he is talking about".
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:02 AM
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79. LOL...I'm having trouble keeping track of which creepy RWer says what.
They all seem to blend together in my mind...like the borg.

I'm sure you must be right and I stand corrected. Still, since Graham was corrected, it's still obnoxious that any one of them would repeat the lie.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:03 AM
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82. Leahy is setting the record straight now
Finally, a voice to refute the lies!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:59 AM
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69. I heard that stupid comment--little weasle man he is.
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:05 AM
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84. Leahy just corrected that...very first thing. Good!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:55 AM
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61. He was in the reserve for 8 years? I thought he got the special
4 months and out pass? :wtf: is Sessions talking about?
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:55 AM
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62. At this point, the bottom line
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 10:04 AM by ticapnews
There are 16 confirmed NO votes and 13 confirmed YES votes. The magic number is 41 NO votes.
Also, the only person confirmed to have jumped the fence at this point is Ben Nelson, who will vote with the Republicans for Alito.

edit for correct math.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:01 AM
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74. I think it is 41 is it not?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 09:56 AM
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64. gawds-will that pimpy looking Sessons SHUT up
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:00 AM
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70. At least ok is not the only state with stupid congresscritters
I just couldn't put men on the end there
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:07 AM
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90. well, a weasel is a critter who sucks blood from chickens in the dark.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:00 AM
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72. A younger Sessions
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:00 AM
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71. THANK G-D! He's almost finished. Geez...that was nauseating!
:puke:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:02 AM
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75. Ole arlen had me ready to puke
then he is followed by jeffie boy. Shit :puke:
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:00 AM
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73. It's Democratic hour now
:popcorn:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:02 AM
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77. Dems turn - Leahy first
:)
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:03 AM
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80. Leahy is repectfully telling Sessions what a fool he was for saying that
Reid was lobbying all Dems to say NO>
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:04 AM
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83. so Sessens--did you have your little weasel ears OPEN!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:05 AM
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87. its that illegal spying they get to do, wink... n/t
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:03 AM
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81. Taking them to task about the partisan vote talking point! Yeehaw!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:05 AM
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85. He sounded a little bit like Byrd there for a minute
"ONLY 100!" go Patrick go!

Bringing up Meirs again too! :woohoo:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:08 AM
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93. The repukes NEVER have a GOOD answer for the Miers withdrawal
and HOW IT CAME TO BE! WE know why she withdrew her nomination. They think we're as stoooopid as their sheeple supporters.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:08 AM
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96. Just like Abramoff, they want us to share the blame. n/t
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:06 AM
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89. I just wish he would draw the parallel...
between rethugs whining about people slurring Alito's good name and the way the Rethugs slandered Max Cleland.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:05 AM
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86. What is wrong if citizens lobby the Dems re: Alito?
What is Leahy trying to prove? Rs have lobbied for him?
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:08 AM
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92. I don't think that is what he was saying
I think he was saying that other members weren't attempting any arm twisiting to get him to vote one way or the other. Our contacting them, is not the same as being approached by other members to sway his vote.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:20 AM
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110. Agree. Leahy saying this is a "vote of conscience" for Senators which
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 10:20 AM by flpoljunkie
means Reid and Durbin are not whipping the vote--does not then look good for filibuster prospects.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:05 AM
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88. WOOT Bringing up Miers!
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:07 AM
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91. thank you, Senator Leahy, for setting the record straight
on smearing, and wanting to know how a nominee will vote.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:08 AM
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94. What did he say about Miers?
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:08 AM
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95. Leahy: President Bush buckled to pressure and withdrew Meirs...
Republican applied a litmus test, and said they needed to know more about Meirs, now those same Rs criticize the Dems for wanting to take a close look at Alito.

There are nearly 3 million Americans, but only 100 Senators make the decision...need to take a close look.

He made some good points there.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:09 AM
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97. He is SO Senatorial, is he not?
:patriot:
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Ovett Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:10 AM
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98. nomination could tip the scales of the constitution
against the privacy rights of all Americans.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:11 AM
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100. Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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Ovett Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:13 AM
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102. thanks! long time reader. nt.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:12 AM
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101. that Franklin quote is very popular lately
It has been on my fridge since the Patriot Act - my kids get excited when they see people quoting it because of that. My daughter's teacher discussed it the other day.
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:13 AM
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104. I've had it for over a year as a sig
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 10:16 AM by insane_cratic_gal
To combat the Freeper shit "why do you hate America" and to dismiss the Patriot act too

They just don't get it, if our forefathers were alive now, they'd be marching on DC.

It's become so popular lately because of the NSA spying by request of the Bush Admin and those who defend the practices.
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KnaveRupe Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 11:39 AM
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116. Wrong.
If our forefathers were alive today, * would have marched their powdered-wig-wearing asses off to Gitmo. "Revolutionaries" is just another word fer Terrorists!!

"Yee-Haw! Lemme hook these electrodes up to Jefferson's testicles!!

Madison - you get nekkid and pile on top of Hamilton and Washington and Franklin!

WooHoo!"
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:10 AM
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99. What a breath of fresh air. n/t
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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:13 AM
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103. It is so good we have been calling and faxing for the past week

I am so proud of everyone here....

We came out so strong before this accelerated process...at least we got our oppositional voice out.

:yourock:

I don't know what I would do without DU and all the other liberal patriotic sites.

They keep me sane!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:14 AM
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107. I love DU!
Donated $5 for the 5 years it's been around!
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:14 AM
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106. Thread 3 is up!
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:15 AM
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108. Don't Forget to Call the Senate
Just talked to Reid's office, begging the senator to filibuster this nomination. Was on hold for quite a bit, and the phone-answering guy seemed a bit tired. Don't let up on this, folks!
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:31 AM
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114. Can't lock - on the home page. Go here to continue discussion:
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 10:31 AM by sparosnare
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 11:13 AM
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115. "mythical" little guy ???
???
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