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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:18 AM
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Larry Flint's Invest. Reporter said he's "Shopping" a story "Major Democratic Leader is'Mobbed Up!'"
Today on NPR's show "Talk of the Nation" <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12449042> Larry Flint's Investigative Reporter (Dan Moldea) said he's "Shopping around" a story (with David Corn of The Nation) about a "Major Democratic Leader" being "Mobbed Up"!
(at about 26 minutes into the clip)

Any guesses who it'll be? :shrug:

My guess is Steny Hoyer (but I hope it's Lieberman).

Also, :hi: at about 20 minutes, he says that Larry Flint got this guy re-engaged in the Hypocrisy Patrol after he heard that "...an un-named group of former 'Intelligence Officer' are about to launch a "Swift Boat" type smear campaign against Hillary Clinton!"

Here's the story and links to the audio:

Private Errors, Public Lives


Listen to this story... (at the link)

Talk of the Nation, August 2, 2007 The American public does not stand for moral hypocrisy in public figures, and politicians are held to an especially high standard. Last month, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) publicly apologized for what he called "a serious sin" when he admitted to using the escort services of "The DC Madam."

Eric Dezenhall, CEO of Dezenhall Resources, a crisis management firm in Washington, DC

Dan Moldea, independent reporter

<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12449042>
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:45 AM
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1. It would certainly be strange if Larry Flynt ended up running interference
Edited on Fri Aug-03-07 03:45 AM by Mythsaje
for Hillary.

And I DO wonder who the "mobbed-up" fellow might be. Not much would surprise me.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:35 AM
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5. I think the guy just hates Republican Hypocrisy with a burning passion...
...and would do it for any of the Democratic candidates if they became the target too, as long as they stay away from "morality" hypocrisy, that is.

I agree with that view completely.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 09:13 AM
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14. I'm thinking it's Pelosi or another Italian.
There is always a hint of "mob" in most people's minds when they see an Italian last name. Sad, but true.

P.S. Larry Flynt would prbably gag if he ended up running "interference for Hillary. Could be interesting.

TC

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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:06 AM
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2. Since I'm originally a Jersey girl, I would think geographically this might
be a good place to look at first. Nothing against Jersey, it is what it is...
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:23 AM
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4. I think Baltimore has a fairly big Mob presence, doesn't it?
Is Hoyer from the Baltimore area?

Other than Corzine, I don't know NJ Politics, who would you think it could be?:shrug:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:50 AM
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10. No serious mob in Baltimore ..... now or in the past
Sorry to burst your bubble.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:54 PM
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21. Wasn't Nixon's VP from Baltimore --- ??? Do I remember wrongly?
Can't think of his name at the moment -- Greek --

but I don't think we have to presume that the corruption comes from the home state --

I think LBJ took money from everyone!!!!


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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 07:40 PM
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39. Yeah .... Spiro Agnew
But he wasn't 'mob' ...... he was a garden variety corrupt politician. I always guessed that the University of Maryland used to offer a degree in political corruption. Contemporary to Agnew was Marvin Mandel, a former governor of ours who spent time in the hoosgow for corruption.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 09:29 PM
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42. Thanks -- !!!
. . . . but in many senses Nixon was "mobbed up" and I think there's a story there about why Agnew was picked as VP . . . but I can't remember it at the moment. I'll try to keep it in mind for later checking.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:32 PM
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46. Might you be Monmouth county originally, too?
Me too.
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PBass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:22 AM
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3. Can't be Lieberman, he's not a 'major Democratic leader'
Not that I like Harry Reid very much (he's not very intimidating as a Senate Leader, lets just say) I really hope it's not him (the Vegas connection makes me think it could be). If it's Reid, that will be a major blow to the Democratic Party IMO.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:01 AM
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15. Reid was my first thought.

He managed to gingerly work around the Vegas mob to get things done for the state.
That doesn't mean he engaged in wrongdoing though.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:33 PM
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26. I Have Never Been Crazy For Harry (Reid) But It Would Really Give
the Repukes so much AMMO!! How I would LOVE for it to be Mr. Lie... Jomentum, the BUM!!!
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:37 PM
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47. lieberman is not a leader in the democratic party. n/t
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:30 AM
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6. I heard the show while driving to work
and it will be interesting to see who it is. I think anyone Dem or Republican should be taken down if they are indeed in cahoots with the Mob and I applaude Larry Flint's efforts to fight back against hipocracy and the Swift Boat type of nonsense.



:nopity: for the hipocrites.
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Ex Lion Tamer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 08:21 AM
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12. I completely agree.
In many respects, the corrupt Dems of the 80s and early 90s got us into this damn mess. A healthy distrust of ALL politicians is necessary for a well functioning republic. In my view, Republicans are far more dangerous, but Dems are certainly not immune.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:16 AM
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7. I'm going to guess Nelson or Byrd. n/t
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:50 AM
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9. ????Why Byrd? Do you think "the mob" has a major presence in West Virginia?! n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 07:11 AM
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11. Un-taxed cigarettes, for one thing. Oh, and gun-running. n/t
Edited on Fri Aug-03-07 07:12 AM by IanDB1
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:49 PM
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28. God Ahmighty..Robert Byrd being Mafia is beyond anything I've seen posted on DU!
That's really disgusting.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:18 AM
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8. Larry looks kinda good with that new halo he's sporting! nt
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 09:09 AM
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13. Whaaaaa?
"politicians are held to an especially high standard."

This is a joke, I hope.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:40 AM
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17. Looks to me as if politicians get away with...
...rolling around in the gutter like nobody else!
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:03 AM
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16. Wow, Vitter apologized. End of story. High moral standards?

His serious sin was breaking the law. Why is he still in office?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:38 PM
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48. maybe our mobbed-up dem can just say they are sorry too. n/t
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 11:16 AM
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18. Moldea's back on the case?
Look out!

Hooray!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:52 PM
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20. Moldea and Corn . . . not good indications for a story . . . ..
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:12 PM
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22. I beg to differ
Dan Moldea is an old friend of mine. He prevented a right wing coup from deposing Bill Clinton. And he exposed the dirty dealings of Kenneth Starr's office by leaking evidence. He's a top-notch investigative author with considerable time on the NYT best-seller list.

David Corn I'm not so sure about. I don't trust him to be on the side of truth. His Murdoch money and the rumors of being close to the CIA don't help.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:31 PM
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24. Gee, I Learn Something New Every Day... Didn't Know About Corn
and Murdoch. Do tell? Was it a book deal? Since Murdoch owns almost EVERYTHING these days, it would seem that most authors got paid by him!!

RUPERT MUST GO!!!

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:05 PM
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43. David Corn was a paid regular contributor to FOX News Channel
Tainted money, in the opinion of many.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:25 PM
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34. Thanks for the post on Moldea...but I differ with you on Corn...
I was angry with him when he supported Iraq Invasion...But both BEFORE and AFTER he's been pretty good. Even admitting he was squash partner with someone in Libby crowd during the stuff leading up to the Trial.

I'd hate to think that Corn was a "sell out" like CIA Op Woodward. :-(
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:08 PM
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44. I would hate to think that, too
But there have been rumors of this on the Internets for years now. I don't know the truth of the matter. I am inclined to listen to Corn, but there's always that niggling tickle in the back of my mind, considering the Murdoch money, the CIA rumors, and his own actions where he betrayed progressive values -- which could have been a simple lapse in judgment that could be forgiven, granted.

If you want to see what Moldea does, visit his web site http://www.moldea.com.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 09:25 PM
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40. I'd be interested to hear your story of Moldea blocking a right-wing coup on Bill Clinton . . ..
nor am I familiar with his books --

My negative feelings about him have to do with JFK investigation --
he's weak on that, tho it's been a long time since I've revisted his thinking on that issue.

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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:28 PM
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23. David Corn Has Been A Very Good Investigative Reporter For A
VERY LONG TIME!! I had a crush on him way back when he was a regular on The Washington Journal and unlike some back then, he has remained true to his profession. Eric Alterman is another one too!

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:50 PM
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29. That's Two...
who like Corn and Alterman.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:56 PM
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30. Ya Know... We Do Think Alike... This Has Happened Several Times
now with us agreeing on the very same thing! Great!
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:19 PM
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33. Ha..."Great Minds" and all that.........
:D
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:35 PM
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35. But Of COURSE!!
:dem: :bounce:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 03:17 PM
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19. kick n/t
:kick:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:33 PM
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25. get it out now (nt)
Edited on Fri Aug-03-07 04:33 PM by AtomicKitten
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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:44 PM
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27. What about the 28 legislators?
Edited on Fri Aug-03-07 04:45 PM by stimbox
When's Flynt going to out those 28 people on the DC madam's phone records?
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:26 PM
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45. I think, according to this interview, he's gonna keep those fine fellas in his back pocket...
...and only start bringing them out if they start to jump on the "Morality Police" bandwagon. But that's just my guess, nothing else, so I could be way off on that one.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:07 PM
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31. Rahm Emanuel? He comes to mind -
he certainly counts as a "major Democratic leader" and he is a Chicago politician. Maybe he met with such types early in life, just winging it here, but Wikipedia tells us that his mother was the daughter of a "local union organizer" and that she was "also once the owner of a Chicago-area rock and roll club."
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:18 PM
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32. Oh....that's interesting...
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:39 PM
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37. EEWWWOOO! Chicago, Chicago!
He's Big For HILLARY! THAT would be quite a coup! Would he really let himself get in such a jam??

We're talking "big tatters" with him!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:43 AM
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 09:26 PM
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41. Aaaaaah -- exactly what I was going to suggest, but I didn't know background of Emmanuel . . ..
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:42 PM
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49. i bet you're right. he would be my guess. ding ding ding! n/t
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:35 PM
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36. The American public does not stand for moral hypocrisy in public figures-
BULLSHIT!
Bush - Coke addict with DWI who got his girlfriend an abortion.
Laura - Killed her boyfriend in DWI accident.
Prescott Bush - Nazi ties who had his buisiness' assets seized for selling to the Nazis.


The list goes on and on...on both sides of the isle.

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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 05:42 PM
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38. Rostenkowski (sp) CHICAGO! And That Other Guy With The Funny
hair!! Oh, I just HATE IT when I can't remember names! HELP!
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 10:44 PM
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50. tan...? starts with a t? has an o in it? or an i? (i know who you're talking
Edited on Fri Aug-03-07 10:47 PM by orleans
about--i can't think of his name either)

on edit: the second i clicked post i remembered: traficant!

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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 03:00 PM
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61. Thank You... I Never Came Up With It Last Night!! n/t
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:01 AM
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51. Bush's illegal wiretapping came up with many to blackmail and to get what they want.......
Edited on Sat Aug-04-07 02:39 AM by GreenTea
That's what it is ALL about!

And then they become, as we call them "spineless" & ineffectual Dem's, when BushCo has them by the balls or clit (of course we'll never know this, unless they rock BushCo's boat which they are far too fearful to do and then it's "leaked").

We ALL have our weaknesses...and Bushco will exploit them all, for their goals.

Nothing is more valuable than knowing ones information, secrets and plans.

BushCo listens and reads all Dem's information, strategy and plans...would you expect anything less?

Sure there is blackmail going on we know nothing about, that effects us ALL...that's laughingly Bush power and how they get off!

They are ALWAYS listening...we should of learned this a long time ago from J. Edgar & the FBI.

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:04 AM
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52. I got an email from Moldea tonight
I just posted a thread featuring a story he sent me. I can tell you that this fight is on. And there's no one more bulldoggy than Moldea. The fight is ON, baybeee!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:31 AM
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54. You have a link to what you posted?
I'm feeling lazy tonight, or is it blurry eyed?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:37 AM
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56. sure
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:31 AM
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53. I'd rather have our leaders connected with the mob than terrorists.
Like many Republicans currently are.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:33 AM
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55. BushCo are the mob...and control the "terrorist" they are the terrorist...Fear works!
Edited on Sat Aug-04-07 02:40 AM by GreenTea
"The Bush crime family" isn't just a saying or a joke!
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:45 AM
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59. They scare me more than the Italian/Russian/Irish mafia.
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MalloyLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:41 AM
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57. I hope it is Ken Salazar or some other traitor
Edited on Sat Aug-04-07 02:42 AM by MalloyLiberal
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:46 AM
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60. kick....any more leads?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 03:49 PM
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62. It wouldn't surprise me one bit that some Senator has Mob ties.
Think of all of the contracts he could throw the Mobs way. Kick and Nom for Larry Flynt exposing the truth, no matter what party the Corporate Whore comes from.
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