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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:12 AM
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A reminder about the Thomas Hearings . . .
there were 3 more women set to testify that Thomas had sexually harassed them as well; however, there was a backroom deal made with the Republicans to push Thomas through and those 3 women were never allowed to testify. The DEMOCRAT who made the backroom deal was Joe Biden. I haven't been able to stomach him since then.

http://womensissues.about.com/b/2008/08/23/is-joe-biden...

Sorry to piss off the Party Loyale but it's important to remember Biden's hand in helping get Thomas on the Bench.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:13 AM
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1. thanks for the reminder.
and that's bipartisanship at it's finest --
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uncommon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:16 AM
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3. You can always count on politicians to reach across the aisle to screw over women.
:shrug:
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:14 AM
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2. I remember that now
had totally forgot Biden's involvement in the Thomas hearings.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:21 AM
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4. Did he have any explanation for that?
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:29 AM
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7. IS there an explanation for that?
:shrug: Three victims were not heard from in a Congressional Hearing to place on the Bench arguably one of the least qualified people in the history of the SC. Thomas, whose sole contribution to the Bench is pointing to Scalia and uttering, "What he said." I might suggest you go back and view those hearings and see how the Republicans PUMMELED Anita Hill -- the VICTIM -- and how silent way too many Democrats were -- including and especially Biden. It was disgraceful.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 09:21 AM
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13. They had a clip of Slappy on the morning news
His testimony about the "high tech lynching" (whatever in hell that means) and going on to say how tough it was for a black man to speak his mind. This from a man who's made his career on the bench simply nodding at whatever the white guy says. Yeah, it must be tough to be Uncle Thomas. I was also struck by how much he kept licking his lips and pursing his mouth while he was "testifying." Even at this far remove, his body language just screamed "liar" to me.
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VMI Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:23 AM
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5. Thats just pragmatism.
Embrace the suck.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:27 AM
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6. Thank you, Le Taz Hot!
Good reminder to have these days, when it is becoming more & more apparent that we've been screwed by our own for decades.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:38 AM
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8. I remember that well. I have not liked him since.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:44 AM
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9. It was a sensible thing to do.
Unfortunately, it wasn't the correct thing to do.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:44 AM
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10. Democrats let Roberts through too
And all the rest of the extremists.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:46 AM
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11. Indeed... appreciate the reminder.
k/r
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 08:49 AM
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12. Yup
High. Tech. Lynching.

Thomas uttered those three words and Biden's scrotum catapulted its contents somewhere north of his kidneys.
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joe black Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 10:33 AM
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14. The list is getting long.
The one with asshole democrats on it.
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