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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:57 AM
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The "humanizing" of Tom DeLay is making me sick.
Other than Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove, there's no one alive who is more responsible for the vile piece of garbage that the modern GOP has become. He's contributed to our political discourse in a manner that is revolting, and worse -- he's a criminal.

I don't care how well he can dance, or what his outfits look like. The man is pure, unadulterated evil and should not be on prime time television in any sense.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:04 AM
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1. More Like Freak Show...
Watching that promo with him swinging the hammer and looking like a prima donna had me laughing about how far he's fallen. Human? Hardly...more like pathetic. It put him in the same class as Blago...desperate for attention.

I'd rather see this dude sing than dance...sing to a judge to plead for a lighter sentance or plea bargain his buddies down the river.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:08 AM
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2. humanizing? hardly. the ewww factor was so strong that even
freepers were cringing.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:58 AM
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11. Right???? He's so gross!!
Major EWWWWWW factor with the Wild Thing number, could not even get through it!
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lib_wit_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:03 PM
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21. He is so absolutely revolting any time, but the DWTS previews were enough to give me nightmares!! I
don't watch the show anyway, but it creeps me out just knowing he's in there wiggling his fat RW keister in his smug repug manner. Gross!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we need to end his hideous little prima donna passion play for public affection and absolution. Let's band together to vote him the hell off, ASAP.

When is it on? When do the votes come?
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:17 AM
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3. Tom Delay Fingerprinted Oct 21, 2005. (VIDEO)
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:19 AM by populistdriven
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:29 AM
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4. "Skippy" was ridiculous to watch ...
... fake hair, fake teeth, polyester pants ... and he apparently thinks he's "cool".

One of the judges actually said "You're crazier than Sarah Palin!!" after his first dance. :rofl:

And they were all calling him 'Skippy' after his second dance because of his retarded footwork.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:44 AM
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10. The brown flared pant leg and bolero vest outfit with sequins...
...was a mega gagger... :puke:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:34 AM
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5. Amen, my fellow Bills' fan!!
I can't believe that piece of shit is allowed to walk free, much less be seen on DTWS.

This country is getting dumber every day.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:38 AM
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6. delay is a disgusting piece of shit and he always will be
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:40 AM
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Creepier yet: the DeLayification of Roy Orbison
Creepiest of all, the DeLayification of butt gyrations. I'll never see a swinging ass again and not think about that walking Vaseline tub.
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:01 AM
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12. OMG, YES! He was trying to pull off a 'Roy Orbison'!!
I don't know whether to :puke: or :rofl:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:40 AM
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7. Delay's butt shaking gave me the heebie jeebies. It was THAT weird.
And gross. Trust me, it made him look like even a bigger fool.
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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:41 AM
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8. ATTEMPTED humaniznig of Tom Delay = Epic, Comical FAIL nt
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:44 AM
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9. He is a bad influence on the Youth of our Nation
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Beer on a stick Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:14 AM
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13. If "humanizing" means "made to look like an utter fuckwit", I don't have a problem w/it.
The guy's a fucking clown. He looks even more so like on that show.
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Altoid_Cyclist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:36 AM
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14. Now let's be fair to him.
Maybe if they brought in a snake charmer he'd do better.

Someone please explain to me why he's still slithering around instead of being in a reptile exhibit.

:banghead:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:38 AM
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15. i think he exposed his sleaze...his humongous ego...fuck the man
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:07 AM
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27. ...and his lack of shame. sociopath. boycott dwts. nt
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:39 AM
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16. We shut off "DWTS" last night
There's no way I want to watch that mutant.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:51 AM
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19. I watched for the first time last night....
...flipping over during the ball game.
I didn't want to miss Delay making a complete, embarrassing fool of himself.
I wasn't disappointed.
Still laughing this morning.


Why isn't he in jail....Dancing with the Inmates?

Skippy?
:rofl:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:45 AM
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17. I don't think he will be humanized
Just openly mocked.

To be humanized, you have to have some redeemable qualities.

After last night's humiliating performance (with judges telling him he's crazier than Palin and "light on his feet") I can't wait to see what else they have in store for him. I would like to see him in a pink ruffled shirt with sequins.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:46 AM
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18. He was shaking his booty at the camera last night, several times in fact
My eyes, my eyes. I may never be the same after seeing that.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:52 AM
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20. Another good reason not to watch that show.......nt
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troubledamerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:47 AM
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23. Senator Tom Delay. By 2015.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:50 AM
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24. Everybody is aware of reality shows' penchant for putting criminals on.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:50 AM by BlooInBloo
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:53 AM
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25. Here is something for you to remember
MOST of the folks watching dancing with the stars MIGHT remember the name from somewhere, but they do not know who hot tub tom is.

You cannot humanize what they don't remember.

That is far more of a comment on the US than anything else.

If it helps, most of them don't vote either.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:07 AM
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26. The real scandal of Tom DeLay from 2005.......
The real scandal of Tom DeLay
Monday, May 9, 2005

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/09/real.delay /

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Creators Syndicate) -- Forget the freebie trips across the Atlantic and the Pacific. Forget the casinos and the allegedly illicit contributions -- they represent only degrees of avarice.

To grasp the moral bankruptcy of the public Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, you only have to know about Frank Murkowski and Saipan.

Today, Frank Murkowki is the governor of Alaska, but from 1980 to 2002, he was a conservative Republican senator from Alaska.

How conservative? His voting record earned him zero ratings from organized labor's AFL-CIO and the liberal Americans for Democratic Action, and perfect 100s from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Conservative Union.

But as chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Frank Murkowski became furious at the abusive sweatshop conditions endured by workers, overwhelmingly immigrants, in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, of which Saipan is the capital.

Because they were produced in a territory of the United States, garments traveled tariff-free and quota-free to the profitable U.S. market and were entitled to display the coveted "Made in the USA" label.

Among the manufacturers that had profited from the un-free labor market on the island were Tommy Hilfiger USA, Gap, Calvin Klein and Liz Claiborne.

Moved by the sworn testimony of U.S. officials and human-rights advocates that the 91 percent of the workforce who were immigrants -- from China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh -- were being paid barely half the U.S. minimum hourly wage and were forced to live behind barbed wire in squalid shacks minus plumbing, work 12 hours a day, often seven days a week, without any of the legal protections U.S. workers are guaranteed, Murkowski wrote a bill to extend the protection of U.S. labor and minimum-wage laws to the workers in the U.S. territory of the Northern Marianas.

So compelling was the case for change the Alaska Republican marshaled that in early 2000, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Murkowski worker reform bill.

But one man primarily stopped the U.S. House from even considering that worker-reform bill: then-House Republican Whip Tom DeLay.

According to law firm records recently made public, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, paid millions to stop reform and keep the status quo, met personally at least two dozen times with DeLay on the subject in one two-year period. The DeLay staff was often in daily contact with Abramoff.

DeLay traveled with his family and staff over New Year's of 1997 on an Abramoff scholarship endowed by his client, the government of the territory, to the Marianas, where golf and snorkeling were enjoyed.

DeLay fully approved of the working and living conditions. The Texan's salute to the owners and Abramoff's government clients was recorded by ABC-TV News: "You are a shining light for what is happening to the Republican Party, and you represent everything that is good about what we are trying to do in America and leading the world in the free-market system"

Later, DeLay would tell The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin that the low-wage, anti-union conditions of the Marianas constituted "a perfect petri dish of capitalism. It's like my Galapagos Island."

Contrast that with what then-Sen. Murkowski told me in a 1998 interview: "The last time we heard a justification that economic advances would be jeopardized if workers were treated properly was shortly before Appomattox."

The "Made in the USA" label means standards of quality and standards of conduct.

But more important than how a product is made is how the people who make that product are treated -- as human beings with innate dignity -- who are free to organize and entitled to a living wage.

Did somebody say something about moral values?

............

Makes me :puke:
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