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Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:54 PM

Thank you all for your support and warm wishes as I testified today.

This is in relation to the impeachment inquiry. As most of you know I was put on the no fly list and had the validity of my naturalization challenged in the summer of 18 as my wife and I were ready to work in a refugee camp in Greece.

If there is an abuse or power article this could become part of the record of how the orange asshole is messing over every day citizens.

The hearing went well. I was a bit nervous and awed by being there. They had all my records. All the green cards I had, the score of my naturalization test and also the dates of the 29 times I have gone in and out of the country during my life. They also had the documentation when I was charged with inciting a riot when George Bush came to Tacoma as VP campaigning to be President. The charges were dropped but the repubs still brought it up.

I got into trouble twice. Once when the republican staff counsel asked me about being on the no fly list. I was once before also right before the 2008 repuke convention. They were insinuating that I should have seen it coming. I answered that in 2018 I didn't expect we would have a rethuglican dictator along with a sycophantic majority republican house and senate behind him. It was stricken from the record.

What I did get in was another response, but I was admonished for it. The repub staff counsel insinuated that I cheated on the citizenship test. So I just looked at him and said "I challenge you to go toe to toe with me on civic questions and I bet I would mop the floor with you"

Other than that, It was calm and I got my story out. I was in for 26 minutes. I am relieved that I am done and very grateful for all of your kindness and support.

In Gratitude Mike C

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Reply Thank you all for your support and warm wishes as I testified today. (Original post)
gopiscrap Nov 1 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 1 #1
dhill926 Nov 1 #2
pangaia Nov 1 #3
trueblue2007 Nov 2 #45
pangaia Nov 2 #46
trueblue2007 Nov 2 #47
Glimmer of Hope Nov 1 #4
UpInArms Nov 1 #5
SCantiGOP Nov 1 #6
blm Nov 1 #7
alwaysinasnit Nov 1 #8
NBachers Nov 1 #9
lastlib Nov 1 #10
Dem2theMax Nov 1 #11
Aristus Nov 1 #12
tblue37 Nov 2 #24
Aristus Nov 2 #34
catbyte Nov 2 #43
tblue37 Nov 2 #44
Beringia Nov 1 #13
world wide wally Nov 1 #14
erronis Nov 2 #39
Generic Other Nov 1 #15
gopiscrap Nov 2 #21
FuzzyRabbit Nov 1 #16
gristy Nov 1 #17
DFW Nov 1 #18
Mme. Defarge Nov 1 #19
Karadeniz Nov 2 #20
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2 #22
blaze Nov 2 #23
Gothmog Nov 2 #25
spanone Nov 2 #26
panader0 Nov 2 #27
MaryMagdaline Nov 2 #28
pecosbob Nov 2 #29
Hortensis Nov 2 #30
PatSeg Nov 2 #31
NNadir Nov 2 #32
crickets Nov 2 #33
mountain grammy Nov 2 #35
Wawannabe Nov 2 #36
gopiscrap Nov 2 #48
Wawannabe Nov 4 #50
flying_wahini Nov 2 #37
Stuart G Nov 2 #38
AllaN01Bear Nov 2 #40
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2 #41
ailsagirl Nov 2 #42
wnylib Nov 2 #49
brush Nov 4 #51
WA-03 Democrat Nov 4 #52

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:55 PM

1. you live!!!

Congrats!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:56 PM

2. You rock, dude...

well done.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:57 PM

3. Wow, you cleaned their clocks!

If all the others had such balls...


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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:51 PM

45. I challenge you to go toe to toe with me on civic questions and I bet I would mop the floor with U!

Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome !!!

You think fast on your feet. get into politics and run for office.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #45)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:55 PM

46. I don't understand your comment??


Did you mean to reply to me?
Cause I sure don;t think fast on my feet..

Ah HA You meant to reply to the OP...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #46)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 03:41 PM

47. yes, the poster is smart and we need him or her to be in our government!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:59 PM

4. Well done!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. Am so glad you have that behind you ...

You did well, gopiscrap

You definitely earned your stripes ... we are lucky to have you amongst us

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:12 PM

6. Sounds like fun

Thanks for carrying the flag for us.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:15 PM

7. ((Mike C))

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:28 PM

8. Excellent job. Time to celebrate!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:33 PM

9. I've been anxious to see a follow-up. And, you're right- the crap gop counsel probably would've

flunked the naturalization test you passed.

Thank you for making us part of your story.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:35 PM

10. Dayum! I am *So. Freakin'. Glad* you're on OUR side!

Glad you survived your ordeal--I can only imagine what you went thru! --- ---

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:36 PM

11. So glad you made it through the day,

and how I wish we all could have been there in person to see you do it! Congratulations. Sounds like you did a fine job.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:38 PM

12. Good for you!

There's not one of those repukes who could pass a high school civics test. Armchair patriots who think saluting the flag and weeping crocodile tears during the anthem is all that is required of a patriotic citizen.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:35 AM

24. And a flag lapel pin if you're a politician. Don't forget the flag lapel pin. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 10:11 AM

34. Exactly.

Thanks.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:33 PM

43. That was made in China.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #43)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:33 PM

44. +1. nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:39 PM

13. That's great

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:42 PM

14. Why were you picking on unarmed assholes in a war of wits?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 11:51 AM

39. Love this!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:42 PM

15. I would hide you out in a second

I am outraged to hear you were forced to go through this.

I bet you ran for public office in our town before the Grand Inquisitors who questioned you were even born.

So very sorry they did this to you. I am so angry tonight.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 05:44 AM

21. you are correct

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:46 PM

16. Good going!

You survived the latest incarnation of McCarthyism, and with flying colors.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:49 PM

17. awesome!

Good job! And kudos on the awesome snark!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:51 PM

18. Well done for keeping your cool

Typical Republicans: making sure you learned your lessons by knowing all your rights as an American citizen, and then trying to take you down for exercising them!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:57 PM

19. Συγχαρητήρια!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 12:17 AM

20. Sounds like you were probably the day's star witness! You were great!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 05:56 AM

22. Congratulations and thank you for your service to America.

KY............

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:09 AM

23. Thank you!

"I challenge you to go toe to toe with me on civic questions and I bet I would mop the floor with you"

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:08 AM

25. Thank you for testifying

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:12 AM

26. K&R...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:17 AM

27. Thanks Mike!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:17 AM

28. Thank you Mike C for sticking up for democracy!

So glad you became a US citizen and are fighting for others

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:53 AM

29. Bravo/Brava

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:00 AM

30. Fascinating. Was this testimony to a committee, Mike C? Can you

explain the location and the kind of people there? Congressmen, staffers, etc?

In any case, good for you! And us.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:06 AM

31. K&R

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:08 AM

32. Great job Mike. You're my kind of American! n/t.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:31 AM

33. Thank YOU, Mike C! Thank you!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 10:13 AM

35. The gratitude is all mine

Thank you for being an American.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 10:46 AM

36. Inciting a Bush riot!!!


Wonderful!

Glad you made it through the ordeal.
Would love to buy you a pint or cuppa joe if you would let me. Tacoma is a ways away for me (Iím near Kirkland) but it would be an honor to meet you.

Let me know (DU mail me) because I have time this coming week and I am serious about my offer. You ROCK!

Thank you so much for your activism and caring for others.

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:46 PM

48. I would love to meet you

I am up there sometimes

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #48)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 11:31 AM

50. 😁 cool

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 10:53 AM

37. Well many Thanks for doing that!

I LOVED your response about the test.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 10:56 AM

38. Well Done...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 11:53 AM

40. bravo. most eggscllent. i bet u could have gone toe to toe aginst the rethug lawyer.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 12:03 PM

41. wonder if we ever get to a point when citizens aren't attacked...

...by Republicans. Whether you're a woman exercising her rights or someone like yourself who

had to go before a judge to get it straightened out. I testify today at the US House about being put on the no fly list and also about having the validity of my naturalization challenged.


In lieu of fighting climate change we fight each other. Every single hearing should have that pointed out. We could all be on the same team - Rectifying the problems we created for our existence on Earth.

Congrats for having the guts to go. Well done!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 12:23 PM

42. You nailed it, gopiscrap!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:50 PM

49. Congratulations for speaking up to the

Republican fools who could not pass a high school civics test if their lives depended on it. We need more citizens like you. Thank you so much for being one.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 11:47 AM

51. Kudos for being a smart ass (and correct and brave) to those repugs.

Hope I would be as brave.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 12:04 PM

52. Thank you! N/T

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