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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:28 PM
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What *should* have been the lead story today, were it not for the Torture
Bill...

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 A bipartisan Congressional report documents hundreds of contacts between White House officials and the corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his partners, including at least 10 direct contacts between Mr. Abramoff and Karl Rove, the presidents chief political strategist.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/29/washington/29abramoff...

In a sane world (which clearly we do not inhabit) This would be Banner Headlines on every newspaper in the country. It would be the first nail in the Bush Admin's coffin. As it stands, WHO is going to notice?
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:30 PM
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1. I noticed and I would repost this late Friday when the lava cools
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:33 PM
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3. Good advice. I'll check back tomorrow evening.
:)
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:25 PM
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25. I think the American people have made up their mind &
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 06:26 PM by MissWaverly
will have none of this CASH and CARRY government, I am surprised the Abramoff scandal has not
pumped up the volume by now on government influence buying and wholesale bribery.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:39 PM
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5. So many fronts, so little time
But the fight goes on.

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:21 PM
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23. Has any one seen the pics of Rumsfeld over on Yahoo!
the pics of him look truly awful; could it be that reality is catching up with the bubble
crowd.

Boss Tweed said (I am paraphrasing) The public is a sheep to shear; but if you insult it;
it's a wolf.

:-)
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:46 PM
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9. Iced tea, laptop, should never meet like that.....
It just ain't right.

The lava comment got me!
:rofl:

-Hoot
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:23 PM
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24. Fortunately your laptop is more durable than Bushco policy
Did you hear the one about the 75 million spent for the Iraq Police Academy that the sewage
doesn't work and is leaking into the sleeping area and the building is crumbling and 2/3
will need torn down.

Good Luck with your laptop!

:-)
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:31 PM
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2. yeah also
Edited on Thu Sep-28-06 09:32 PM by nam78_two
earlier today someone posted here that Jackie Jack's prison sentence has been delayed yet again by 90 days :eyes:
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:34 PM
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4. For the second time this week, I must ask "WHO???"
The first time was when the headline read:

T.O. Attempts Suicide.

Even when they spelled out who T.O. was, I still had to ask: "WHO???"
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:42 PM
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6. Here you go:
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:44 PM
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7. Oh, by now I've heard who T.O. is...still don't care who he is.
although I'm sorry when any human being thinks to end it all.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:47 PM
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10. Nor I.
But you're right. Why do people think that self-nullification will solve anything?
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:48 PM
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11. Jackie Jack = Jack Abramoff
I always think of him as Jackie Jack cuz he is so adorable :sarcasm:

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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:50 PM
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13. Ah, thank you...I thought perhaps Jackie Jack was some American Idol
contestant. :)

Nothing like being so culturally out of touch you don't catch the odd reference to a name you know.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:57 PM
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14. lol yeah-I am totally out of the pop culture loop too
I see now that, that was a little obscure...

I have been calling him Jackie Jack for ever now...
He is quite a character. ..even made a movie called Red Scorpion -which actually is quite hilarious (unintentionally)...about some communists and it had some person talking about how eating burgers is the essence of freedom or some such crap...
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:59 PM
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15. He made a MOVIE!?!! Tell me he wasn't In Front of the camera...
Please. :scared:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:02 PM
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16. lol no-thank God! Abramoff the auteur
Edited on Thu Sep-28-06 10:04 PM by nam78_two
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Aguy walks into a bar. The guy's a commie commando, a hulking Russian killing machine named Nikolai. The bar's in Africa and it's full of commie soldiers and the kind of loose women who consort with commie soldiers.

Nikolai stands in the doorway of the bar. He swigs from a pint of vodka. He burps. The burp is so loud that all conversation stops.

Nikolai -- who is played by Dolph Lundgren in this movie, which is called "Red Scorpion" -- stumbles around the bar. He sings in Russian. He knocks a guy off a bar stool. He head-butts another guy. He punches the bartender. He grabs a submachine gun out of a cop's hand and sprays the room with bullets.

"Are you out of your mind?" the head cop asks him when he stops shooting.

"No, just out of bullets," he replies. Then he lets out another thunderous burp.

Amazing! Not since Charlie Chaplin belched after eating his shoe in "The Gold Rush" has the lowly burp been used to such artistic effect. It's one of those rare moments of cinematic magic that leave you awed, wondering: Who is the genius behind this? Fellini? Spielberg? Stallone?

No, no and no. The correct answer is: Jack Abramoff.

That's right , the Jack Abramoff.

Before Abramoff was a powerful Washington lobbyist and Republican fundraiser, before he was indicted on fraud charges, before he became the target of a Justice Department investigation of his alleged rip-off of casino-rich Indian tribes, before he was summoned to a Senate hearing where he took the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify, Jack Abramoff was a Hollywood producer, a master of neo-"Rambo" cinema.


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When "Red Scorpion" was released, it was picketed by anti-apartheid protesters angry that Abramoff had shot the movie in territory controlled by South Africa's white supremacist government, using soldiers and military equipment lent by the South Africans. The protesters would have been even angrier if they'd known that the International Freedom Foundation, a right-wing group founded by Abramoff, was secretly bankrolled by the South African army -- but that wasn't known until a South African colonel revealed it in 1995.




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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:04 PM
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17. I have only one comment on all that...
...BURP!

:silly:

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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:05 PM
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18. LOL...and don't miss the bit about it being funded by white supremacists!
!
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:06 PM
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19. Who else? I can't imagine any cineaste fronting big cash for
the likes of Dolph Lundgren.

Ugh.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:07 PM
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20. good point/nt
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:44 PM
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8. It should be obvious by now, zombies are indifferent to nails in coffins.
We keep hammering the nails in, they just smash through the wood.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 09:49 PM
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12. I think you have to run a stake through the heart not a nail
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:10 PM
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21. Makes me think of Indiana Jones with his gun and the knife guy.
I say a quick solution is always best.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:11 PM
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22. Not a problem. Congress can just retroactively make GOP graft legal.
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