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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:38 PM
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CSPAN - Dick Durban NOW NOW NOW on the floor of the US Senate
Edited on Tue Jan-27-04 03:39 PM by BlueEyedSon
talking about CBS and the MoveOn ad
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:40 PM
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1. wow, wow, wow...
he is just going off. Go Senator Durbin!!!

The ad is classic.
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:41 PM
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2. what's he saying?????
nt
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:45 PM
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7. he is using heavy sarcasm...
about CBS basically thinking it's "too risky" for the American people to be exposed to the ad. Basically acusing CBS of being paternalistic and not wanting to make anyone "uncomfortable". Asked where is the CBS who put on All in the Family, etc. Catering to the right wing now.


CBS is now the Conservative Broadcasting System!!! Hahahahaha! Go Senator!

I'm in shock I tell you.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:41 PM
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3. Wooo Hooooo ! CHECKMATE !
Call CBS

NOW

CBS Comment Line
(212) 975-4114

I MEAN IT :grr:
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:51 PM
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16. WILL DO!
dammit!!

:hi:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:52 PM
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21. I'm calling
thanks for the number!
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Cynicelle Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:56 PM
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25. Just called CBS...
.....was told the comment line mail box is full.
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Room101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:05 PM
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34. I called
nt
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:06 PM
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35. I got through to the comment line.....
Call now and leave your comments!

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:27 PM
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40. I got through, too. Asked 'em "just HOW biased are you?"
Interesting that they seem to have felt compelled to install a specific comment line exclusively for the MoveOn ad controversy. Must be getting an avalanche of calls. I HOPE SO! The number provided by the MoveOn email I got this morning had a message box that said it was full. Thanks for posting this phone number! This one worked!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:45 PM
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43. This morning when I called I talked to a person
The fact that they set up this line shows how
many calls started coming in .
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 10:06 PM
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51. Calling Calimary... did you get my PM?
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:11 PM
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38. Just called....n/t
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:26 PM
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39. CBS comment line is working
...and the message is JUST about leaving a comment about the move-on ad.

Call now.

Take back our country one media whore at a time...

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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:56 PM
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48. Just called. It's FULL!!!!
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:41 PM
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4. One Trillion dollars
Thanks for the heads up.

I needed this today.

Gotta be glad to have Dick Durban around!

Kanary
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:45 PM
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8. Durbin
Durbin

thanks.....talking about Archie Bunker now, contrasting CBS' forward thinking with his cowardice now.

somebody has put this in the proper perspective earlier.

this is ALL about money; something to do with pending regulation/legislation affecting CBS/Viacom.

that's all it is

sure, there's something to be said about wingnut pressure regarding specific shows, but it always comes down to the $$$$$$$$$$

hope he'll mention that

anybody remember the specifics?
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:42 PM
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5. I see now
sorry, :cry:
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:44 PM
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6. He just called CBS the "Conservative Broadcasting System"
:)
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:46 PM
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10. Yes he did ,
Woooooooo Hoooooooo !

We can still get this ad on the air if we hit
and hit hard now .

please call CBS
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:52 PM
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19. Ack! he just mentioned CBS' political contributions!
Said 98% went to Repulicans!!! Connecting all the dots.....

"Same execs at CBS who lobbied congress to change FCC rules on ownership of tv stations, etc."

"magic number of 39% ownership cap--Viacom's ownership is already at 38%, Murdoch at 37%-they needed the new cap or else they had to sell off assets."

"Fox is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Republican Party"

"we're not going to hear about this on 60 Minutes"
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:46 PM
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9. There's the next Senate Majority/Minority leader...
He's from a safe state, he's current, and he's a fighter who doesn't mince words.

Give him the job!
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:48 PM
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11. LOL! "Erectile Dysfunction" is ok, but Federal Budget Dysfunction
is "too controversial" for TV ads....
(apparently there will be 3 ads for viagra-like products during the Superbowl)
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:49 PM
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12. brilliant! tying it to repuke corporate donations!
and the omnipork bill.......

viagra good, concern over deficit bad
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:50 PM
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13. Oh Yeah now he going into the FCC rules
Yeah baby .....Wooo Hooo

We need call and the Senator Durbin .
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:50 PM
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14. Says CBS
gave 98% of their "soft money" to REpublicans

Talking about FCC rule

"Pushed through in dark of night bill that benefits two corporations"

Some spine!!

Kanary
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:51 PM
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17. "Leslie Stahl and Mike Wallace
won't be taking a hidden camera into CBS"
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:50 PM
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15. Faux News: "A wholly owned subsidiary of the Republican Party"
The transcript of this speech should be published fast!!!
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:51 PM
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18. the REAL reason for CBS' caving
the 39% ownership number is KEY to this!

Fox and Viacom violate the 35% ownership rule.

THAT's why CBS is doing this.

all quid pro quo
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:52 PM
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20. "39% is exact ownership of Viacom and "CBS"
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:54 PM
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bringing up the years of deregulation has
created a conglomeration
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:54 PM
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22. Wow. Sounds great. Great job Dick!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:54 PM
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23. This is exactly what the Fairness Doctrine was all about
and why we will never get a fair shake, the way the repubes have structured the media..

Let's face it.. EVERYTHING is political these days.. Coke ads, car ads, any ad.. We are consuming and entertaining ourselves to death and we are killing our planet in the process..

When we do not "own" the media outlets, we are at their mercy as to what they advertise or what they show..

NO ONE should "own" the airwaves...didn;t we think that WE owned them?? Our politician pals sold them for pennies to their rich pals, who now can tell US what we watch, how much we pay to watch, and we have no recourse at all..

Even when we put up money to pay, we cannot do it..

Think ahead to a time when a democratic ad is deemed .."too political" or "too negative".. Maybe our politicians will not even be able to buy ad time..

It's already like that on RW radio.. The rightwing pols actually "co-host" for hours on end and get FREE airtime to push their agenda.. There is no liberal counterpart ..
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Serenity-NOW Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:52 PM
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46. Nah the planet will be fine once we're long gone.
"We are consuming and entertaining ourselves to death and we are killing our planet in the process."

It'll take a while, millions of years, but without us the planet will be just fine. Heck the planet would be a whole lot better off with just the elimination of the good 'ol US of A. Don't imagine for a moment that the rest of the planet's population isn't taking note of our wasteful consumption. 80% of the planets resources consumed here.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-04 09:47 AM
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54. They ARE indeed "noticing" and that's just another way
we are losing the battle for "hearts & minds".. We consume so much, waste so much, and yet we want to exploit the "undeveloped" countries and KEEP them undeveloped, because if they developed, they might want to keep those resources for themselves:(..

We are a "piggie" nation...:(
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:56 PM
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24. My Democratic Hero for today!
Spine, I see SPINE! Thank you Sen. Durbin!
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:59 PM
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29. I just sent the senator an email
Thanking him for standing up for all of us.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:33 PM
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41. You can call Dick Durbin's office in DC with that TOLL FREE number:
1 (800) 839 - 5276 - TOLL FREE CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD. Oh crap, she's back to nagging about THIS again...

No, REALLY! It works! I just did it, and got through, and told the staffer who answered that I thought Durbin was WUNNNNNNNNNNNderful, and that I hoped he wouldn't stop there. DO IT. It's TOLL FREE so it won't cost you anything, and it's not quite quittin' time in DC yet. They need to hear from folks like us who are NOT knuckledraggers. It bucks 'em up and gives 'em calcium supplements for their spines!

(written at 1:32 pm pacific time)
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:47 PM
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44. Thanks
Calling now :hi:
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:54 PM
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47. Just Called....
Not accepting messages at this time. Yikes! Maybe is office is deluged!!
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 10:19 PM
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52. Pay attention to him
He'll be your hero every day.
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:58 PM
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26. Duty of journalists
to step on toes

WRong of government to censor content

Wrong of broadcasters to do so

If you think CBS made a mistake, it's your right to contact them

giving phone numbers (sorry, too fast for me to get down)

Encouraging people to ask for corporate head

I hope the American people willl not sit idly by

I urge everyone watching to call CBS

LEt me say this... the CBS eye has been closed.
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:59 PM
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27. Dick Durban for Veep!
What a hero today!

Thanks, Dick!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:59 PM
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28. Durbin Is asking that everyone Call CBS
Wooo Hoo He's all done now ..That was great .

does anyone have the Senate switchboard number ?

I'd like to thank Durbin :hi:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 05:27 PM
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49. 1 (800) 839 - 5276 TOLL FREE!
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:59 PM
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30. Everybody try to call CBS!
I've been trying with the number he gave out but haven't been able to get through.
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 03:59 PM
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31. I am so proud of my Senator!!!
Way to tell it like it is, Dick!!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:01 PM
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32. You have a Wonderful Senator
:hi:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:02 PM
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33. CBS
Edited on Tue Jan-27-04 04:04 PM by seemslikeadream
www.cbs.com you can comment there.

or www.viacom.com
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:08 PM
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36. "The CBS Eye is closed to the TRUTH."
Sen. Durbin strongly encourages EVERYONE to write or call CBS NOW about their censorship of this ad from the American people.

He is smokin' CBS!! Please, everyone, call, write and e-mail now if you can!
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:09 PM
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37. some CBS e-mail addresses
These are the only ones I have right now...

but we can e-mail them!
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:43 PM
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42. Another e-mail addy... [email protected]
This is FINALLY a crack in the door that we can start crashing through like a buffalo stampede. Just like Peter Jennings' mention of AWOL in the last debate.

This dam is beginning to leak like a sieve now. Let's roll!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 04:49 PM
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45. Indeed Thanks
Keep calling folks ...

I want this all over the news tomorrow ..

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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 10:05 PM
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50. Here's the email I sent
Dear CBS,


I am appalled at your decision to censor what goes on the airwaves, not because it's in bad taste or violent, but because it possibly threatens your own greed.


YOU do NOT own the airwaves... the airwaves belong to the People Of the United States Of America. It's time you became aware of that, and treated the citizens of this country with the consideration they deserve.

R.E.


Pretty mild, but I'm sure there will be lots "warmer" ones..... :)
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-04 10:53 PM
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53. E-mail Dick, but also e-mail Dick's comments to YOUR Senator...
Email Dick & your congresscritters with positive responses!!!
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