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cyn2 Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:10 PM
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Blackwell Refuses to Cooperate with House Judiciary Democrats
Secretary of State Blackwell's response to Congressman Conyers's panel was to refuse to cooperate with it, saying he only recognizes the jurisdiction of the US Department of Justice and the congressional Government Accountability Office:
http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/ohblackwellres...

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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:12 PM
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Could he act anymore GUILTY?
:grr:
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jamboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:56 PM
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27. Did our citizens arrest posse get going? n/t
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pbartch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 08:20 PM
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32. Of course it didn't. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY NO ONE FROM THIS FORUM
WHO LIVES IN OHIO.......WON'T GO AFTER BLACKWELL!!

People in Ohio........go get an attorney!!

Sue the hell out of Blackwell NOW!
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:12 PM
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1. kick
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM
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2. we need a new emoticon
Edited on Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM by Faye
that shakes its head in shame.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:29 PM
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23. 4U
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:29 PM
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24. lol awesome
actually that's the one i usually use!!! on other boards.

we need that one added on here!
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM
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3. Not much of a suprise
Blackwell is acting as a surrogate of the Bush-Cheney team, and not as Secretary of State.

And we've all seen that people involved in the Administration are not accountable to anyone and do not need to cooperate with
anyone -- least of all Congressional Democrats.
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM
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4. Blackwell you will get a clue very soon. n/t
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM
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5. Attention Ohio DUers
Is it not be time for a recall petition? Conyers should take that sob behind the capitol and whip his ass.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:22 PM
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16. No....
I think they should whip his ass IN FRONT OF the Capitol... preferably on national television...

G.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 06:43 PM
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29. Hi gkhouston!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM
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6. they should subpeona his arrogant fat ass!
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PaganPreacher Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:31 PM
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25. They can't subpeona Blackwell.
Rep. Conyers' group is not an official Congressional subcommittee or committee, and does not have the authority to issue subpeonas or compel the production of documents.

It is a "forum". Nothing more.

Sec. Blackwell is acting within his authority by stating that he will cooperate with DOJ or the GAO, but will not provide Rep. Conyers' forum with the information they requested.

The Pagan Preacher
I don't turn the other cheek.

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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 08:08 PM
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30. Thanks for helping us figure that out preacher.
We know that. And we'll remember this type of cooperation when the shoe's on the other foot. As Secretary of State, he's supposed to be representing all the voters of Ohio. He wasn't elected to office as the Secretary of the Bush-Cheney Re-elect Committee. He ought to remember that 50% of his constituents didn't agree with his preference for President and his actions may well have dienfranchised the majority who voted for Kerry, but had their votes canceled by his actions..

But that's OK. He's obviously got lots to hide. It will catch up with him as with the rest of the organized criminals who masquerade as Republicans. I'll enjoy seeing them taken down, one by one.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:13 PM
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7. Why isnt he in jail yet?
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pleiku52cab Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:26 PM
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22. Because by doing this he thinks he will end up
just like the last crook (Katherine Harris) - in Congress
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:14 PM
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8. What an a$$hole.
That last paragraph just reeks of smugness.
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:24 PM
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20. Sounds more like a threat to me.
Edited on Tue Dec-14-04 04:25 PM by WritersBlock
I wonder what "efforts directed to your committee" he's referring to.

Either that or he already "knows" there won't be any.

On edit: sarcasm injection




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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:15 PM
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9. What a surprise. Maybe $1 bills in Ohio w/ "Answer the people
Blackwell" and "What are you afraid of Blackwell?".
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:16 PM
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10. I wanna know
WHY the hell Roadblock is still even a figure in all of this.

Get that shit head out of there! Remove him.. there is nothing unbiased about him at all.
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boi1946 Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:18 PM
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12. Besides the fact that he is complicit in fraud--
any further pretensions he might have had for higher office may have gone down the tubes. He just blew off some powerful people....
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:18 PM
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11. why am I surprised?
I should just expect the worst and yet when it happens I'm still surprised. He didn't answer a single question. He called the allegations "myths." He more or less said that he does not acknoeledged their authority over this so he won't answer. What's great is that eventually he will have to answer to the GAO because of this letter. The DOJ will do nothing of course. Unfortunately, the GAO will take forever and by the time they do anything it will be way way too late.

This person should be impeached, and later of course jailed.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:20 PM
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13. He's the SOS - he answers to the PEOPLE of OHIO.
Did he not read that part of the job description ??

Why hasn't the Congressman (Kucinich) from Ohio weighed in on this matter yet ? Certainly, he must be hearing from his constituents...

:shrug:


:hippie:

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IAMREALITY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:20 PM
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14. Ehhhhhh. Inconsequential To Me. Didn't Think For A Second That He Would
Course, I don't think Conyers did either.

Just gives more fuel to Conyers to be suspicious and make Katherine the second look suspicious.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:21 PM
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15. So we have no checks and balances now and when Partisan
politics comes before the interest of the people it's time to take back our government!
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:24 PM
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19. Secretaries of State and anybody else who works on elections ...
shouldn't be allowed to be involved with any campaigns. Didn't we learn that lesson with Cruella deVille in 2000? We should press our reps about this!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:25 PM
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21. I agree 100%! n/t
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dbfl33040 Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:23 PM
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17. not
It's not the right or ethical thing to do , but it's not illegal!
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pick_a_dilly Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:24 PM
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18. Blackhearts toll free #= 1-877-767-6446
call him, tell him what you think. i leave a message a day... it is fun!!!!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 04:50 PM
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26. Figures, the White House is protecting Blackwell and he needs
...a dose of real American voter jurisdiction. How about civil rights groups suing Blackwell?
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gdub Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:22 PM
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28. The end result here is beginning to narrow--see the attached link:

Blog: Election Scam-o-rama
Post: How might the election results change?
Link: http://scam-o-rama.blogspot.com/2004/12/how-might-elect...

--
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 08:17 PM
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31. Blackwell Gets "Promotion"


http://www.ntimc.org/newswire.php?story_id=1631

From: The (Humorous) Newswire

In Florida 2000, they took 57.000 democrats off the voting
roles.......in Ohio 2004, Kenneth Blackwell took 155,000
democrats off the voting rolls - nearly a three fold increase!

In Ohio 2004, Blackwell kept the recount from starting until
Dec. 13, the day the Electors are chosen. That is a significant
improvement from 2000! This time the recount will be meaningless
thanks to the brilliant stalling by Blackwell to "certify" the Nov. 2
vote in Ohio, and eliminating the need for the US Supreme Court
to rule on the matter.

President Bush is so pleased with Blackwell and his Republican Associates in Ohio that they have been selected to oversee the elections in the upcoming election in Iraq. This is a perfect fit for the Ohio Republican Chairman and his democracy crew.

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