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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:35 PM
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Cover of ROLLING STONE this week: WORST CONGRESS EVER!
Just got my copy in the mail. They talk about why this is the worst Congress ever, why they should be voted out, and then they go on to name the 10 worst offenders:



1. Dennis Hastert - The Highway Robber (R-IL)
2. James Sensenbrenner - The Dictator(R-WI)
3. Don Young - Mr. Pork (R-AK)
4. William Jefferson - The Bribe Taker (D-LA)
5. Jerry Lewis - The King Of Payoffs (R-CA)
6. Tom Tancredo - Mr. Bigotry (R-CO)
7. Dick Pombo - The Enemy Of The Earth (R-CA)
8. Curt Weldon - The Conspiracy Nut (R-PA)
9. Hal Rodgers - Homeland Security Hog (R-KY)
10. Marilyn Musgrave - The Queen Of Gay Bashing (R-CO)

Full Article:

There is very little that sums up the record of the U.S. Congress in the Bush years better than a half-mad boy-addict put in charge of a federal commission on child exploitation. After all, if a hairy-necked, raincoat-clad freak like Rep. Mark Foley can get himself named co-chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, one can only wonder: What the hell else is going on in the corridors of Capitol Hill these days?

These past six years were more than just the most shameful, corrupt and incompetent period in the history of the American legislative branch. These were the years when the U.S. parliament became a historical punch line, a political obscenity on par with the court of Nero or Caligula -- a stable of thieves and perverts who committed crimes rolling out of bed in the morning and did their very best to turn the mighty American empire into a debt-laden, despotic backwater, a Burkina Faso with cable.

To be sure, Congress has always been a kind of muddy ideological cemetery, a place where good ideas go to die in a maelstrom of bureaucratic hedging and rank favor-trading. Its whole history is one long love letter to sleaze, idiocy and pigheaded, glacial conservatism. That Congress exists mainly to misspend our money and snore its way through even the direst political crises is something we Americans understand instinctively. "There is no native criminal class except Congress," Mark Twain said -- a joke that still provokes a laugh of recognition a hundred years later.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/worst_congr...

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:36 PM
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1. knr - and that was just from reading the snip
I will now go to read the rest.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:38 PM
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2. I'm reading it right now - great stuff!
:popcorn:
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:42 PM
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3. Oh my, I am so buying it...awesome nm
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:46 PM
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4. kind of like
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:52 PM
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8. Exactly!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:46 PM
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5. Foley's chasing the boy on the bottom of the cover. Priceless.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 08:51 PM by BuyingThyme
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:52 PM
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9. Did not notice that! Awesome!
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:46 PM
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6. Great, two out of ten from Colorado.
And they're exactly right.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:48 PM
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7. wonder if the majority boomer crowd, the hippies are for or against *
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:58 PM
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10. Got mine today, too.
There's a letter to the editor from the president of Diebold. He attempts to smack down RFK, Jr. and smear one of RFK, Jr's sources (a whistle-blower from Diebold who was a source for his article). RFK, Jr. responds and kicks his ass!?

Also, check out the article about Pete Townshend. WTF?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:18 PM
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11. Hard to say.
The majority of the ones I know are total Bushbots.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:48 PM
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12. KICK!
:donkey:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:10 PM
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13. kcik
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:52 PM
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14. What, no Ted Stevens? nt
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:51 PM
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15. IT'S A SERIES OF TUBES!!!!
:spray:
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:28 PM
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16. STOP POSTING! YOU'LL CLOG THE TUBES!
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