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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:41 AM
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DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton tells Congress to "go straight to hell"
WASHINGTON - Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D -DC) was on fire when she spoke to FOX 5 Morning News Thursday about how Washington, D.C. residents are being treated as work to avoid a government shutdown continues.

We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians, she said.

Its time that the District of Columbia told the Congress to go straight to hell, Norton continued after she said a rider attached to a bill that could offer resolution prevented D.C. government from spending its own tax dollars on funds for abortions for low income women.

If these Republicans insist that, if they dont get the whole pie, theyll take the whole country down with them, she continued, then we have got to make them pay the price.


Video at link:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/politics/delegate-elean...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 AM
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1. i love her. she is just great. nt
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 AM
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2. good on her
nt
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 AM
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3. K & R. n/t
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:45 AM
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4. Stop beating around the bush and tell us what you REALLY think. nt
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zorahopkins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:45 AM
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5. You Go, Eleanor!
She is truly a GREAT woman!
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:46 AM
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6. Boy, you said it Eleanor. We rarely hear this kind of righteous outrage expressed in these times.
It does the heart good.
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zazen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:48 AM
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7. contact phone numbers at her offices to say thanks
The website says they can't receive e-mails from anyone outside her constituency.

Capitol Hill Office
2136 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
p: (202) 225-8050
f: (202) 225-3002

S.E. District Office
2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E.
Suite 238
Washington, DC 20020
p: (202) 678-8900
f: (202) 678-8844

N.W. District Office
National Press Building
529 14th Street, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20045
p: (202) 783-5065
f: (202) 783-5211
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:48 AM
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8. Ironically, the one member of Congress with the least political voice speaks the loudest. nt
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zazen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:50 AM
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9. waiting for the faux outrage (missing when Cheney f/u'd Leahy)
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:55 AM
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10. Righteous
Stick it to 'em, Elanor!
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:01 AM
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11. Let's sum this Repugnant
misogynist bullshit up: If a male impregnates a woman, she is forced into Compulsory Motherhood. The male continues to 'Just do what you want to do.' (That's the new repugnant law). If this woman is poor, working poor, and can't get together the $500 for an abortion, she is STUCK. And STUCK is just where these misogynist repugnant Waste of Flesh want them. POOR and STUCK.

And to make it worse, these misogynist turds are going to pull whatever safety net there is for single mothers and their children out from under them. Why? Because they are sadistic, vile pieces of scum.

These repugnants are Sons of Short Dicks.....SOSD. They hate women and want to see them suffer....it's that simple.
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:13 AM
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12. D.C. has a high concentration of people Repubs hate:
Blacks
HIV/AIDS patients
Impoverished
On Medicaid
Liberal

And a smart, outspoken Representative.

They want to punish DC.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:17 AM
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16. You forgot teh gays
Ever hear of Dupont Circle? And they even have a gay council member!
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:25 AM
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13. Kick,kick,kick &recommended!
My sentiments exactly..
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:01 AM
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14. I admire and adore this woman. K&R n/t
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:12 AM
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15. They should require all congress members to live in DC.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:12 PM
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23. I have additional ideas.
Herd the miserable Kochheads and teabaggers into overcrowded Metrobuses during rush-hour traffic, preferably on a vehicle with broken AC and a ranting passenger.

Chase down into the Metro those GOP members who can't see the need for mass transit but will take federal dollars to build roads in their states and/or give billions in tax breaks to profitable oil companies. Make them ride the Metro they are so eager to defund/underfund, and tell all the passengers who they are and what they are doing to the locals (D.C. residents but also those in Virginia and Maryland).

Believe me, it would be a most memorable ride... :evilgrin:

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kag Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:35 AM
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35. I would totally get on a plane and fly from Colorado to D.C.
In order to be one of the herders. I'd even bring my own cattle prod!
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:14 PM
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41. A jolly herder!
And we'd be glad to have you.

I almost spit out my dinner when I read your offer. :spray:
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:23 AM
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36. Once upon a time I think most of them did
Now a good number of them commute, even all the way back to the West Coast.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:19 AM
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17. It is totally wrong that DC is not represented in Congress.
Congress should not be dictating what DC can or can't do when it doesn't happen in other states.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:51 PM
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22. I've always found that confusing
That a whole area of America has ZERO representation - and it's in the capital.

Isn't this considered a national shame? Has NO politician EVER sought to fix this situation?
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:38 PM
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27. Eleanor's been trying to fix it ever since she's been in Congress.
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:36 AM
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29. it won't get fixed
until there's a matching Republican entity to admit at the same time.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:31 AM
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32. Democrats have tried...
They've also tried to get votes for Puerto Rico. Rethugs won't let it happen. You need a 2/3 majority, i think...

:shrug:


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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:16 AM
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39. The deal is that Repubs want to add a Republican leaning seat to counter DC.
Because DC always goes Dem.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:34 PM
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40. Is that it?
Because it's a solid Democratic region? Then that's even more reason for Dems to push for representation.

I don't understand why it's so toxic to BOTH sides.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:05 AM
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38. Fix it how.
I believe many have.

DC. PR. The rest of the territories. Its time they had representation and were treated like the rest of the country. No special privileges, no lack of rights and representation.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:47 PM
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18. Bombing innocent civilians: let's hope our government will never bomb innocent civilians, be it the
legislative, executive, or judicial branch, or the military. :patriot:
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:51 AM
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28. There's more than one kind of bomb. They're killing people with pens.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:54 PM
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19. she is great!
I went to see her speak once about environmental stuff and coal! she rocks :headbang:
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:55 PM
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20. Good for her!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:56 PM
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21. i don't blame her
these goddamn republicans seem hell bent on destroying the nation.
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roman7 Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:24 PM
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24. i wish she could teach the pres. how to speak up
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:29 PM
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26. She spends most of her time negotiating; part of the job.
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:26 PM
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25. They can't go somewhere that doesn't exist
:)

K & R. Give em hell Eleanor!
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:05 AM
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30. K & R
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yngdip Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:23 AM
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31. K&R
ain't nothing like some truth delivered with some courage!
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:13 AM
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33. You tell them!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:55 AM
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34. A spine. Love it!!!
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:27 AM
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37. She's REALLY GREAT, But In The End, Only ONE Voice! We Have But A "Few"
Democrats who are willing to fight, I'm betting on a BIG cave in coming from our very own Dems!

It happens over and over and we are unable to stop it! "We The People" are NOTHING to them, NOTHING!
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